Advances in Computer-Supported Learning

Advances in Computer-Supported Learning

Francisco Milton Mendes Neto (Rural Federal University of Semi-Arid, Brazil) and Francisco Vilar Brasileiro (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil)
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Release Date: July, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 390
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-355-5
ISBN13: 9781599043555|ISBN10: 1599043556|EISBN13: 9781599043579
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The Internet and growth of computer networks have eliminated geographic barriers, creating an environment where education can be brought to a student no matter where that student may be. The success of distance learning programs and the availability of many Web-supported applications and multimedia resources have increased the effectiveness of computer-supported learning. However, technology continues to grow and keeping up with the latest trends can be difficult.

Advances in Computer-Supported Learning clarifies the new technologies, applications, and research in computer-supported learning. It helps students, teachers, and researchers gain a larger understanding of this field and the trends that are driving computer-supported learning forward. It shares the knowledge of international researchers in computer-supported learning, presenting the practices and challenges faced by designers. Readers of this book will gain an understanding of the current state of computer-supported learning and where it will be in the future.

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There are some good or very good papers on various aspects of educational IT that will make you think about the future of learning.

– British Journal of Educational Technology Volume 38, Number 4 (2007)

This research clarifies new technologies, applications and research in computer-supported learning. The book helps students, teachers and researchers gain a larger understanding of computer-supported learning and the trends that are driving it.

– APADE (2007)
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Francisco Milton Mendes Neto holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil, for his work on knowledge management and computer-supported learning. In 1998, he joined the Superintendence of Corporate Systems of the Federal Service of Data Processing, where he managed projects on computer-supported learning and learning communities for the Brazilian Federal Government. In 2006, after an incursion in industry, he joined the Rural Federal University of the Semi-Arid, Brazil, where he is currently an associate professor. Dr. Mendes Neto is a member of the Brazilian Computing Society and IEEE.
Francisco Vilar Brasileiro earned his Ph.D. in computing science in 1995 from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, for his work on fail-controlled nodes and agreement protocols. In 1989, after a brief incursion in industry, he joined the Department of Systems and Computing of the Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil, where he is currently a senior lecturer. Dr. Brasileiro is a member of the Brazilian Computing Society, the ACM, and the IEEE Computer Society.
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