Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-Learning Support
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Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-Learning Support

Angel A. Juan (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Thanasis Daradoumis (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Fatos Xhafa (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Santi Caballé (Open University of Catalonia, Spain) and Javier Faulin (Public University of Navarre, Spain)
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Release Date: August, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 324
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-786-7
ISBN13: 9781605667867|ISBN10: 1605667862|EISBN13: 9781605667874
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Description & Coverage
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Due to growing technologies for learning processes, universities are making modifications in the development and construction of courses and services they offer.

Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-Learning Support focuses on new models and systems that perform efficient evaluation of student activity in Internet-based education. Containing research from leading international experts, this Premier Reference Source introduces original case studies and experiences of educators worldwide regarding e-learning activities.

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

  • Assessment in 3D virtual environments
  • Computer-supported collaboration in language learning
  • Learning objects retrieval
  • Managing feedback in collaborative learning
  • Monitoring students’ activity and performance
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Performance of virtual teams
  • Standardization in user modeling
  • Teachable moments through automated grading
  • Time-shifted online collaboration
  • Web tracking and social network analysis
  • Web-based multimedia tools
Reviews and Testimonials

Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-Learning Support provides researchers and developers of online collaborative systems with approaches for effective and efficient means that would assist e-learning students and teachers with precise and relevant information regarding the ongoing online learning activity at both individual and group levels.

– Angel A. Juan, Open University of Catalonia, Spain

IGI Global has followed their usual practice of collecting expert opinion and research results on an important new issues in information technology... It should be noted that the techniques which these researchers have applied to obtain monitoring and assessment information in educational environments are important forerunners of the methods that can also be applied to user modeling, wiki's, and collaborative applications, which are widely applied in building knowledge in corporations, governments, and organizations around the world.

– Ira Laefsky, MSE, MBA Information Technology Consultant and HCI Researcher Selected as a Fall 2011 Shelf-Worthy Academic Title by Baker & Taylor.

A notable collection of articles in the arena of collaborative environments and e-learning. A truly useful resource to educators, researchers, and practitioners.

– Inma Rodriguez-Ardura, Director, Doctoral Programme, Open University of Catalonia, Spain

This book provides the e-learning community with a necessary compilation and unified reference of web based tools, best practices and theoretical frameworks for monitoring learning processes and assessment in online collaborative environments and scenarios. It is a very useful resource to approach the subject with a current and global perspective.

– M. Antonia Huertas, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
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Editor/Author Biographies
Angel A. Juan (ajuanp@gmail.com) is an associate professor of simulation and data analysis in the computer sciences department at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain). He is also a lecturer at the Technical University of Catalonia. He holds a PhD in industrial engineering (UNED), an MS in information technology (Open University of Catalonia), and an MS in applied computational mathematics (University of Valencia). His research interests include computer simulation, applied data analysis, and mathematical e-learning. He has published several papers in international journals, books, and proceedings regarding these fields. As a researcher, he has been involved in several international research projects.
Thanasis Daradoumis (adaradoumis@uoc.edu) holds a PhD in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois (USA), and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki (Greece). He is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences, Multimedia & Telecommunication at the Open University of Catalonia. His research focuses on e-learning and network technologies, Web-based instruction and evaluation, distributed and adaptive learning, CSCL, CSCW, interaction analysis, and grid technologies. He is co-director of the DPCS Research Laboratory.
Fatos Xhafa (fatos.xhafa@gmail.com) received his PhD in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), where he currently is an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Informatics Systems. His research interests include parallel algorithms, combinatorial optimization, approximation and meta-heuristics, distributed programming, and grid and P2P computing. He has published in leading international journals and has served on the organizing committees of many conferences and workshops. He is also a member of the editorial board of several international journals including the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Grid and Utility Computing and Autonomic Computing.
Santi Caballé (scaballe@uoc.edu) has a PhD, master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Open University of Catalonia (Spain). He is an associate professor and a researcher in the Department of Computer Sciences, Multimedia and Telecommunication of the Open University of Catalonia, where he coordinates several online courses in the areas of software engineering, computer supported collaborative learning and information systems. His research focuses on e-learning and computer-supported collaborative learning, software engineering, and distributed and grid technologies.
Javier Faulin (javier.faulin@unavarra.es) is an associate professor of operations research and statistics at the Public University of Navarre (Spain). He is also a lecturer at the UNED (Pamplona, Spain). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain), a MS in operations management, logistics and transportation from UNED (Madrid, Spain) and an MS in mathematics from the University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain). He has extended experience in distance and Web-based teaching at several European universities. His research interests include logistics and simulation modeling and analysis. He has published several papers in international journals, books, and proceedings.
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  • Nicola Capuano, University of Salerno, Italy
  • José Antonio Marcos García, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
  • Scott E. Grasman, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Francesca Pozzi, Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR, Italy
  • Symeon Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece
  • David Masip Rodo, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain