Technologies Shaping Instruction and Distance Education: New Studies and Utilizations

Technologies Shaping Instruction and Distance Education: New Studies and Utilizations

Mahbubur Rahman Syed (Minnesota State University Mankato, USA)
Release Date: December, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 382
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-934-2
ISBN13: 9781605669342|ISBN10: 1605669342|EISBN13: 9781605669359
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Description & Coverage

Technology has defined and continues to redefine education, particularly in the realm of distance education where tools for virtual collaboration are critical to successful teaching and learning.

Technologies Shaping Instruction and Distance Education: New Studies and Utilizations offers insight into evolving methodologies and tools impacting education in the 21st century. Investigations of topics such as Web-based forums, multimedia tools and mobile e-learning benefit students, educators, and researchers who develop and use new pedagogical technologies and techniques.


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

  • Collaborative e-learning using semantic course blog
  • Computer-assisted cooperative learning process
  • Distance learning for military education
  • Learning through computer gaming
  • QA systems for personalized e-learning
  • Quasi-facial communication for online learning
  • Speech-enabled tools for intelligent and mobile e-learning
  • Using semantic agents for message communication in e-learning
  • Virtual Laboratories
  • Virtual online classroom for mobile e-learning
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Editor/Author Biographies
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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Editorial Review Board
  • Rynson Lau, University of Durham, UK
  • Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 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, UK
  • Paolo Maresca, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Dennis McLeod, University of Southern California, USA
  • Max Muehlhaeuser, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
  • Maria E. Orlowska, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland
  • Maytham Safar, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  • Nicoletta Sala, University of Italian Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Ladislav Samuelis, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
  • Ramesh Chander Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
  • Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Marc Spaniol, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • 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