Developing and Utilizing E-Learning Applications

Developing and Utilizing E-Learning Applications

Fotis Lazarinis (University of Teesside, UK), Steve Green (University of Teesside, UK) and Elaine Pearson (University of Teesside, UK)
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Release Date: August, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 344
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-791-2
ISBN13: 9781616927912|ISBN10: 1616927917|EISBN13: 9781616927936
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Description:

The tools and technologies used and studied in an e-learning context are continually changing due to advancements in both teaching and learning.

Developing and Utilizing E-Learning Applications provides a complete investigation of new methods, technologies, and practices critical to modern educational environments. Exploring topics such as virtual worlds, learning methods, and ICTs as well as interoperability in e-learning environments, this reference provides essential knowledge for educators, practitioners, and students alike.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • E-learning strategies in universities
  • E-learning teaching standards
  • Interaction in online learning
  • Interoperable formal and informal learning environments
  • Learning in virtual worlds
  • Learning methods in entrepreneurial teaching
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Online learning management
  • Remote mobile robots
  • Usability of interoperable educational tools
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Editor Biographies
Fotis Lazarinis holds a PhD in Educational Technology with an emphasis on adaptive testing tools and on the use of e-learning standards for representing and managing testing data. He is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies at the University of Western Greece. He has authored over 50 refereed papers in international or national conferences, journals and research handbooks. He has also published several Computer Science educational books in Greek and served as a review member for conferences and workshops.
Steve Green is currently Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the School of Computing at Teesside University, UK. He is a founder-member of both ARC (the Accessibility Research Centre) and DFI (the Digital Futures Institute) at Teesside and has considerable research and commercial expertise in e-learning, accessibility, open systems architectures and open publishing. He has been a project manager and technical director of a number of research and enterprise projects in the areas of learning technologies and digital media. He has published extensively on adaptability, inclusion, personal or distributed learning environments and e-learning standards.
Elaine Pearson is Director of the Accessibility Research Centre and a member of the Digital Futures Institute at Teesside University, UK. Her research and consultancy expertise lies in the use of digital media design and technology to support the needs and preferences of disabled people. This research has been supported by grants from British and European funding bodies including the Leverhulme Trust, Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE), and European Social Fund (ESF) EQUAL initiative. She has published extensively on accessibility and adaptability issues and been invited to present in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Australia. Dr Pearson is also Director of Post Graduate Programmes in the School of Computing. Her teaching interests as a Principal Lecturer lie in aspects of web and mobile design for accessibility and adaptability.
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