E-Learning: Evolution, Strategies and Technologies


Damon Flores (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU041000

Traditional, on-line e-learning theories are contextually driven and influenced largely by learning management systems (LMS) through the use of mere technology. The whole idea of e-learning was to allow a student to have a high degree of learner self-direction and personalization within the learning process. The rapid development of technologies within the field of “E-learning and Web 2.0” is allowing for new educational strategies to support self-regulated learning in higher education contexts through the use of personal learning environments (PLE) and Cloud to provide a more tailored learning experience.

The first chapter of this book explores the communications and creativity formats that web 2.0 social media can offer students within the higher education sector for supporting learning opportunities by exploring different types of learning theories and how to integrate Web Based Platform technologies into the delivery and what supporting mechanizing will be required while exploring E-learning in the Cloud. Chapter two describes the practice and evaluation of an e-learning training program for vegetable growers, and focuses on the effects of periodic learning support through the sharing of learning progress reports in the e-learning program. Chapter three explores the good practice of Estonian e-learning community to evaluate and assesses the quality of e-learning courses. Chapter four verifies that some e-learning challenges are unique to the e-environment, and are specific to the learner’s expectations, experiences, satisfaction, and performance.

Chapter five describes how to develop remote real-time signals monitoring mechanism via Internet with the cloud using a case study. Chapter six reviews the challenges for education and training in non-surgical oncology, the e-learning resources that are currently available and compares them against best practice guidance on technology enhanced learning. Chapter seven studies how to develop learning systems to support English vocabulary learning by analyzing learning log data and automatically detecting personalized weak points on listening comprehension. The last chapter explores the significance of correlates of academic dishonesty in e-learning in relation to variables such as sex, student status, academic class status, and academic success in higher education in the United States.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Personal Learning within Higher Education
(Robert Costello, Graduate School, University of Hull, UK)

Chapter 2
Supporting Continued E-Learning: A Case Study of Adult Social Students
(Kai LI, Toyohashi University of Technology, Research Center for Agrotechnology and Biotechnology, Toyohashi, Japan)

Chapter 3
Quality Assessment in E-Learning: Rubrics for Evaluation of the E-Course
(Toomas Plank, Katrin Kiilaspää, Merle Varendi, Lehti Pilt, Anne Villems, Eneli Sutt, Marit Dremljuga-Telk, Kai Peiel and Egle Kampus, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, and others)

Chapter 4
Modeling Learning Achievements in E-Learning: An Analysis of Critical Constructs
(Ali Kamali, Department of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO, USA)

Chapter 5
Learning Internet-Based Real-Time Multiple Signal Sensing using Cloud Management
(Hsiung-Cheng Lin, Ruey-Maw Chen, Yen-Cheng Chiang, Siou-Liang Wu, Rong-Nan Lin and Yen-Ru Su, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan)

Chapter 6
E-Learning in Clinical Oncology
(L T Tan, and S Duke, Dept. of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK)

Chapter 7
Automated Error Analysis Approach in Listening Comprehension for Foreign Language Learning
(Min Kang, Yaheng Zou, Harumi Kashiwagi, Kazuhiro Ohtsuki, Makoto Kaburagi, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan, and others)

Chapter 8
Academic Dishonesty Among College Students in the E-Learning Environment
(Ali Kamali, Department of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO, USA)


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