Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions

Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions

Mahbubur Rahman Syed (Minnesota State University Mankato, USA)
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Release Date: April, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 434
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-342-5
ISBN13: 9781605663425|ISBN10: 1605663425|EISBN13: 9781605663432
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The emerging field of advanced distance education delivers academic courses across time and distance, allowing educators and students to participate in a convenient learning method.

Methods and Applications for Advancing Distance Education Technologies: International Issues and Solutions demonstrates communication technologies, intelligent technologies, and quality educational pedagogy as the most essential requirements for advancing distance education for both teaching and learning. A significant research collection for the advancement of distance learning initiatives, this Premier Reference Source assists academicians, practitioners, and researchers in finding answers to important issues needing addressed for a successful distance education.


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

  • Adaptive e-learning processes
  • Adaptive synchronization
  • Automatic e-textbook construction
  • Character retrieval and learning
  • Collaborative distance learning
  • Distance education systems
  • Ontology-based e-learning
  • Pedagogy-oriented design
  • Pervasive learning
  • Semantics-based critiquing
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The readers of this book will find answers to important issues necessary to be addressed for a successful distance education and will be reminded that the success of distance education requires effective use of instructional media, planning for instructional media use, visual communication, audio and motion media, computers as tools for learning, and evaluating the effectiveness of instructional media.

– Mahbubur Rahman Syed, Minnesota State University - Mankato, USA
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Mahbubur Rahman Syed is currently a professor of information systems and technology at Minnesota State University (Mankato, USA). He has about 25 years of experience in teaching, in industry, in research and in academic leadership in the field of computer science, engineering, information technology and systems. Earlier he worked in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the North Dakota State University (USA) in the School of Computing and Information Technology, Monash University (Australia), in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Bangladesh) and Ganz Electric Works (Hungary). He was a founding member of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at BUET and served as Head of the Department during 1986-1992. He served as the General Secretary of Bangladesh Computer Society and also as the General Secretary of BUET Teacher's Association. He received the UNESCO/ROSTSCA' 85 award for South and Central Asia region in the field of informatics and computer applications in scientific research. He won several other awards. He has co-edited several books in the area of e-commerce, software agents, multimedia systems and networking. He guest edited the 2001 fall issue of IEEE multimedia. He has more than 100 papers published in journals and conference proceedings. He has been serving in different roles such as co-editor-in chief, associate editor, editorial review committee, member of several international journals. Dr. Syed has been involved in international professional activities including organizing conferences and serving as conference and program committee chair.
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  • Shi-Kuo Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Giuliana Dettori, National Research Council, Italy
  • Baltasar Fernandez-Manjon, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Fernando Gamboa-Rodriguez, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
  • Vivekanand Gopalkrishnan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Denis Gracanin, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
  • Kamalanath Priyantha Hewagamage, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Jason C. Hung, The Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology, Taiwan
  • Dulal C. Kar, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA
  • Javed I. Khan, Kent State University, USA
  • Taku Komura, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Yiu-Wing Leung, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Frederick Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
  • Paolo Maresca, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
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  • Maria E. Orlowska, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology
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  • Changjie Tang, Sichuan University, China
  • Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, University of Patras, Greece
  • Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, UK
  • Son T. Vuong, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Kazuo Yana, Hosei University, Japan
  • David Yang, Southern Taiwan University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Xun Yi, Victoria University, Australia
  • Cha Zhang, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Jianmin Zhao, Zhejiang Normal University, China

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  • Hussein Abdel-Wahab, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Gianni Degli Antoni, Inst. for Educational Tech., Italy
  • Timothy Arndt, Cleveland State University, USA
  • David Asirvatham, Multimedia University, Malaysia
  • Jinli Cao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Debasish Chakraborty, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Han-Chieh Chao, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Herng-Yow Chen, National Chi-Nan Univ., Taiwan
  • Ming-Syan Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Shu-Ching Chen, Florida International Univ., USA
  • Zixue Cheng, The University of Aizu, Japan
  • William C. Chu, TungHai University, Taiwan
  • Pau-Choo Chung, National Cheng Kung Univ., Taiwan
  • Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia Univ., Taiwan
  • Khalil El-Khatib, National Research Council, Canada
  • Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Denis Gracanin, Virginia Tech (VPI&SU), USA
  • Pete Holt, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Hui-huang Hsu, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
  • Steven Huang, University of Houston, USA
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  • Qun Jin, The University of Aizu, Japan
  • Matjaz B. Juric, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Odej Kao, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
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  • Larry Korb, National Research Council, Canada
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  • Tak-ming Law, Institute of Vocational Education, HK
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  • Jong-Hyeok Lee, Pohang Univ. of Sci. and Tech., Korea
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  • Hong Va Leong, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ., HK
  • Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Sheng-Tun Li , Nat’l Kaohsiung 1st U. of Sci. and Tech., Taiwan
  • Jonathan Liu, University of Florida, USA
  • Fuhua Oscar Lin, Athabasca Univ., Canada
  • Simon Sheu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Yoshitaka Shibata, Iwate Prefectural Univ., Japan
  • Mahla Strogmaier, University of Alaska, USA
  • Francis Suraweera, Griffith University, Australia
  • Joseph E. Urban, Arizona State University, USA
  • Chun-Chia Wang, Kuang Wu Inst. of Tech. and Comm., Taiwan
  • Te-Hua Wang, Chihlee Institute of Technology, Taiwan
  • Ying-Hong Wang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Yuefei Xu, National Research Council, Canada
  • Kazuo Yana, Hosei University Research Institute, USA
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  • Siu-Ming Yiu, The University of Hong Kong, HK
  • Yanchun Zhang, University of Tasmania, Australia