Emerging E-Learning Technologies: Tools for Developing Innovative Online Training

Gary Woodill, Ed.D. Senior Researcher

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In a 2000 report on e-learning, Trace Urdan and Cornelia Weggan divided the “corporate e-learning universe” into the sectors of content, technology, and services. I use this tri-part division of the e-learning field to structure a series of three inter-related reports for Brandon Hall Research. The first report, entitled Emerging ELearning: New Approaches to Delivering Engaging Online Learning Content was published as an e-book in December 2005. In it I identified 50 new content formats for e-learning that are now emerging to replace the “page-turner” models of online pedagogy so prevalent in the first few years of online learning. This report, the second in the series, focuses on emerging innovative technologies for e-learning. In it you will find descriptions of 52 technologies that will have a major impact on elearning over the next five years. I have provided links to online learning examples, lists of online resources, and a bibliography for each of the technologies. A list of companies and organizations that are developing and using these technologies is provided at the end of the report, along with an index. A third report, which focuses on the extensive variety of emerging services that support e-learning, will be available in early 2007. This series of three inter-related reports started with Brandon Hall and Richard Nantel perceiving that the field of e-learning is currently undergoing significant change. They asked me to research and report on these trends and changes, and I thank them for their support and encouragement. My colleagues at Operitel Corporation, where I served as Chief Learning Officer until recently, have supported this research from the beginning. A special thanks to Michael Skinner, Operitel’s CEO, and the rest of the Operitel management team – David Fell, Carlos Oliveira, and Jason Stimers – for making my work environment such a positive place to produce this kind of research. Pamela Fragomeli, Lise Bye, Grant Hamilton, Amy Davey, Pierre Cahorn, Jennifer McDowell, and Dan Medakovic were very supportive team mates who allowed me to be more productive. Thanks also to Chad Nolan for checking all the hyperlinks and addresses throughout the report and to Chris Downs for copy-editing the manuscript. None of this would have been possible if my wife, Karen Anderson, had not encouraged me to get into the e-learning field way back in 1992, and had not accompanied me on this journey with input, editing, and support at all points of my career. Thanks, Karen.

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Table of Contents
Part I: E-Learning Architectures and Frameworks Part II: Emerging e-Learning Technologies
Affective Computing Agents Animation Software Artificial Intelligence Assessment Tools Audio and Podcasting Tools Authoring Tools Avatars Blogs Browsers Classroom Response Systems Collaboration Tools Communications Tools Competency Tracking Software Content Management Systems Data Mining Decision Support Software Displays E-Portfolio Tools Gaming Development Tools Gesture and Facial Recognition Graphics Tools Haptics Interface Devices Learning Management Systems Learning Objects and Repositories Location Based Technologies Mashups, SOAP and Web Services Metadata, Ontologies and Taxonomies Mobile Devices Natural Language Processing Peer to Peer Technologies Personal Learning Environments Personalization Software 12 17 24 28 45 54 59 69 72 76 78 81 97 100 104 107 111 114 117 120 125 128 131 134 138 145 151 155 158 161 167 170 174 176

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Portals Presentation Tools Rapid e-Learning Tools Robotics Search Engines Semantic Web Simulation Tools Smart Labels and Tags Social Bookmarking Social Networking Telepresence Technologies Video and IPTV Virtual Reality Visualization Technologies VoIP and Telephony Wearable Computing Web Feeds Wiki Tools 184 187 192 196 199 209 215 221 224 230 237 241 246 250 259 261 264 268 Part III: Innovation in E-Learning Part IV: List of Companies and Organizations Index 272 277 334 .

” The word comes from the Latin lectura. Humans developed technologies for learning well before the advent of writing over 5000 years ago. the raising of hands. But I mention it in the context of arguing that the first versions of e-learning Humans developed technologies for learning well before the advent of writing over 5000 years ago. with rows. Examples from early humans include tools for hunting and fishing. the classroom became industrialized. Technologies are any technique. Do Not Reproduce 1 . is a 2000 year old “technology. and recess. oral techniques that are passed on from generation to generation in cultures where speaking is the primary means of transmitting knowledge. and language for communication. The invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 allowed a much wider distribution of knowledge. that lecturing. as books were scarce. material. with a principal aim of controlling the learner and the pace of his or her learning. still used in many institutions of higher education. Learning became standardized and linear. making multiple copies by having a reader dictate from a manuscript while others copied it word for word. They are. Classrooms themselves can be seen as a form of technology. The introduction of textbooks as a technology for teaching was the result of mass education movements in the late 19th century. for example. Medieval universities followed the same practice. from a few literate clergy to a much wider group of educated readers. class periods. detentions. and clay tablets onto which symbols were pressed as the earliest forms of writing.Part I: E-Learning Architectures and Frameworks A Brief History of Learning Technologies Just what are learning technologies? We tend to think of them as the latest wave of computer-based technologies that present educational materials and online assessments to learners sitting in front of a computer. We tend to forget. marks and other techniques for signaling direction. With these reforms. Schools did not always have classrooms that were organized as we know them today. The modern classroom. “things that make us smart. or “reader. But learning technologies have a much longer history. similar to the organization of the burgeoning factories of that time. to quote Donald Norman (1993).” Starting in the first century AD. coupled with faster printing and binding methods. A full history of learning technologies is beyond the scope of this research report. various Christian orders copied manuscripts by hand.” Some of the earliest learning technologies include marks on a path to indicate directions or danger. early cave drawings that told stories of hunting and warfare. fire for warmth and cooking. Educational or learning technologies are anything that extends our ability to teach and learn. was first introduced in Prussia (Germany) in the 1770s. or device that extends human abilities.

it is common for people misunderstand its real impact. Examples include the horseless carriage (cars). it has been introduced with extravagant claims (“hype”) of efficacy and efficiency. most of the early examples of online teaching still follow this 6000-yearold model. Stories are ways of “depositing” our thoughts and memories outside of our physical bodies into the larger community. The technologies of writing and reading extend our abilities by allowing thoughts to be expressed and received in words. linear teaching techniques online. At the same time. Schools were started to teach accounting. Perhaps the first way we learn is by imitation. followed by regurgitating this material through online multiple choice tests. For example. A third way to learn is by seeing. 2 © 2006. The second way we learn from an early age is by listening to stories and repeating them to others. Sadly. E-learning for many developers has been to simply place materials to read and look at on the screen. visualization with pictures and graphics is a powerful tool. in 1876 someone at Western Union. Writing and reading were first developed in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) about 6000 years ago. and reciting. in fact. This “tell-test” approach uses little of the possibilities of computer-based learning. the main telegraph company in the world at the time. memorizing. visualization with pictures and graphics is a powerful tool. all new technologies have detractors who worry that the new technologies will have a significant negative impact on current practices. even if the originator of the words is not present. Given that 50 percent of our brainpower is devoted to vision. When a new technology is introduced. all new technologies become integrated with previous teaching and learning tools. When a new technology first comes into use. Students in these schools learned by reading. changing the practice of teaching. This new technology was first used by accountants to track crops and inventories. Learning by imitation doesn't require teaching technologies .” Similarly. Brandon Hall Research . there is a tendency to understand it in terms of what is already familiar.” In 1970.E-Learning Architectures and Frameworks consisted of putting industrialized. Like all new technologies. stated that “this telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. Industrial-ized schooling is about the teacher presenting materials to the learner who must take them and prove that he or she has learned through the successful passing of examinations. moving pictures (films).just the ability to follow an example. stated in 1943 that he could envision “a world market for maybe five computers. Thomas Watson. chairman of IBM. E-learning is the latest technology in a long line of extensions of our ability to teach and learn. There are. the early Given that 50 percent of our brainpower is devoted to vision. and talking machines (phonographs or record players). many different ways to learn. Today's wireless networks will likely evolve into something without reference to wires. Eventually.

An emerging architecture that is particularly relevant to emerging e-learning technologies is Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). for one application or data set to work with other applications or data sets. To realize these advantages. we need to break from the page metaphor that has dominated the first decade of Web development (Alexander. Computers can be programmed and organized in many different ways. sometimes referred to as a mashup. and standards.Emerging e-Learning Technologies E-Learning Architectures and Frameworks days of computer networking. However. allowing worldwide collaboration Digital representations/transformations Algorithms – repeatable procedures Storage and retrieval – extending our memories Individualization/customization/ flexibility resulting in personalized content Constant availability . 2006). it needs to adhere to architectures. mashups can only be done using computer technology. Standards or protocols refer to the design of systems so that they can communicate with each other. Rather than pages. as this is a non-technical guide. sometimes gathered from multiple sources. Frameworks are overall design frameworks for implementing e-learning within a specific architecture. and then integrated into a unique online mix of information.” The new computer-based learning technologies will have their greatest impact when we start to realize their unique advantages. Service Oriented Architectures Chatarji (2004) suggests that service oriented architectures offer the following advantages over traditional approaches to distributed computing: • They offer business services across platforms. we are beginning to speak about posts or streams of content. Architectures refer to the overall technical design of a computer system. 2006). Do Not Reproduce 3 . Some of these advantages include the following: • • • • • • • • • High speed computation Interactivity – especially for games and simulations Networking with global reach. It is beyond the scope of this research report to explain the details of computer architectures. But e-learning professionals need to be aware that the architecture of a system can limit or expand the possibilities of what can be done. sometimes referred to as a mashup (Woodill and Oliveira. frameworks. The Web is about producing and distributing a variety of content formats. AT&T was given what would become the Internet.24/7 Simulation of complex processes This is different from reading a printed book or presentations on a screen. sometimes gathered from multiple sources. we are beginning to speak about posts or streams of content. The company returned it to the US Department of Defense after a six-month trial saying that it could find “no commercial use for computer networking. Rather than pages. and then integrated into a unique online mix of information.

decisionmaking applications Enables the compilation of a unified taxonomy of information across an enterprise and its customer and partners Ability to more quickly meet customer demands Lower costs associated with acquiring and maintaining technology Managing business functionality closer to the business units Leverages existing investments in technology Reduces reliance on expensive custom development Long-term benefits of implementing SOA include the following: • • • • Provides the ability to build composite applications Creates a self-healing infrastructure that reduces management costs Provides truly real-time decisionmaking applications Enables the compilation of a unified taxonomy of information across an enterprise and its customer and partners Benefits from a business value perspective include the following: The ultimate vision for service oriented architecture is to construct e-learning resources in a grid. Services need not be conducted at a particular system or particular network. Links are based on loose couplings rather than tight a integration of programs.fr/publicatio n. (For a longer description of grid architecture in e-learning. with access to an enormous variety of learning materials and programs. The search and connectivity to other services is dynamic.free. 4 © 2006. Short-term benefits of implementing SOA include the following: • • • • • Enhanced reliability Reduced hardware acquisition costs Existing development skills leveraged Accelerated movement to standards Provides a data bridge between incompatible technologies Provides the ability to build composite applications Creates a self-healing infrastructure that reduces management costs Provides truly real-time. With applications and content becoming both distributed and interoperable.php). with access to an enormous variety of learning materials and programs. January.E-Learning Architectures and Frameworks • • • • • They provide location independence. a learner should be able to “plug in” to the grid and remotely start any application and/or receive access to any content on the grid. Grid technologies define a new computing paradigm by making an analogy to the electric power grid. see the call for papers in Learning Grid. 2005. Find it at: http://kaleidoscope.grid. Number 3. There is authentication and authorization support at every level. • • • • • • • • • The ultimate vision for service oriented architecture is to construct elearning resources in a grid. Brandon Hall Research .

Major specifications for e-learning.org). …the e-learning industry is moving to develop a set of common viewpoints that will result in a greater interoperability within the industry. At the same time.org) is an international effort to establish a serviceorientated approach to developing and integrating computer systems in the sphere of learning. the Access Grid is an ensemble of e-learning resources including multimedia large-format displays. and interfaces to grid middleware and visualization environments (See: http://www. taken together. In particular. relentless change and new innovative technologies make this task difficult.ieee. http://ltsc.org/Scorm/ IEEE LOM – For metadata describing learning objects (LOs). http://www.aicc. include the following: Dublin Core – The most broadly based metadata specification. http://www. E-Learning Frameworks and Standards Several efforts have been started to establish a formal framework for producing e-learning. In Europe. enabling the search for content. presentation and interactive environments.org/dc/ IMS – Serves as a catalyst for developing instructional software.adlnet.com ARIADNE – This group has created a European repository for pedagogical documents called the Knowledge Pool System. the IMS Global Consortium (http://www. and makes extensive use of XML. relentless change and new innovative technologies make this task difficult. Standards are formally accepted definitions while specifications are less evolved and contain descriptions that often change over time.accessgrid. the E-Learning Framework (ELF) (http://www. http://imsproject.elframework. research. At the same time.oclc.net/projects/ariadnek ps ADL SCORM – Specifies the behavior and aggregation of modular. and education administration.imsglobal. according to both Freisen and McGreal (2002) and Neuman and Geys (2004). http://sourceforge. Freisen and McGreal (2002) distinguish between e-learning standards and specifications.org) has a number of published documents that. could form the basis of a formal e-learning framework.org/wg12/ AICC – An older specification from the Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) for run-time communication between content and learning environments.Emerging e-Learning Technologies E-Learning Architectures and Frameworks For example. Do Not Reproduce 5 . http://purl. interactive learning components.org/ The above Web sites show how the elearning industry is moving to develop a set of common viewpoints that will result in a greater interoperability within the industry.

E-Learning Architectures and Frameworks From Push to Pull in E-Learning For those of us who have been in the business of teaching for a long time (I started in 1971). flexible production platforms that use networking technologies to orchestrate a broad range of resources. While packaged courses still have a place. access to a wide range of documents and other online resources needs to be facilitated.” In late 2005. When Push Comes to Pull: The New Economy and Culture of Networking Technology. John Hagel and John Seely Brown placed a working paper on the Web entitled From Push to Pull -. This is especially true for adult education. we design standard curricula to expose students to codified information in a pre-determined sequence of experiences. Teachers facilitate learners to find what they need to construct their own answers to problems and issues in life. As Anderson (2004. Instead of just providing courses. Rather. perhaps the hardest shift is to think of teaching as providing educational resources rather than just instruction.” the infrequent requests and desires of many individuals. we build highly automated plants or service platforms supported by standardized processes seeking to deliver resources to the right place at pre-determined times. 2006) has argued. I recently was working on my computer in a hotel in The world is moving away from the model of a teacher as a container of valuable information to be disseminated to learners.Emerging Models for Mobilizing Resources. In business. what is needed to succeed is “the ability to mobilize appropriate resources when the need arises. along with teaching appropriate search and evaluation strategies.is based on open. This theme is found in two recent publications on the shift in e-learning from “push” to “pull. servicing such a large variety of requests is only possible in the online environment. Brandon Hall Research .” The problem with standardized procedures in education and training is that they do not work well in times of rapid change and uncertainty. Teachers facilitate learners to find what they need to construct their own answers to problems and issues in life. Instead. For example. Instead. reinforces this theme. Moreover. 2004).” The trend in e-learning is also to move from push to pull in terms of instructional design of content. We are now in the era of providing for “the long tail. “[a] pull economy . the new model of teaching involves facilitation. the ability to find both human and information resources at a moment’s notice to resolve an issue has now become a competitive advantage. 6 © 2006. the new model of teaching involves facilitation.the kind of economy that appears to be materializing in online environments . the content that arrives after making a request is becoming more personalized (Werkhoven. The degree and experience of collaborating and sharing information has also changed with online learning. Bollier says. The world is moving away from the model of a teacher as a container of valuable information to be disseminated to learners. They noted that “…in education.” David Bollier’s 2005 report for the Aspen Institute.

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and a bibliography for each section. online resources to learn more about each technology. a brief description of the technology and the issues surrounding it.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Part II: Emerging e-Learning Technologies What follows are individual reviews of 52 elearning technologies. Do Not Reproduce 11 . allowing the reader to investigate each topic to a much greater depth. selected elearning related examples. Included are related terms. There are over 2000 hyperlinks in this section of the report.

facial recognition. computers will be far more invisible and natural in their interactions with humans. security. gestures. Making computers more responsive to a learner’s emotions should also enhance learning. SRI Consulting (http://www.” Projected benefits include the following: Making people more comfortable with their computers Detecting whether a person is under stress.com/Explorer/NGT-AC. keystroke patterns.Affective Computing Related terms Artificial intelligence.shtml) contends that “affective computing is an important development in computing. the MYSELF project is trying to “integrate affective computing into virtual tutors to enhance distance learning and training applications. understand. Using emotionally realistic characters in an online simulation can make e-learning more effective (Maldonado et al.” (Anolli.sricbi. in Italy. Affective computing is aimed at giving computers skills of emotional intelligence. then trying to change the user's emotional state Improving the safety of public spaces by detecting a person's malicious intent before he or she commits a crime Learning about the state of employees’ emotions in order to increase productivity Assessing the reaction of consumers to product offerings Learning about the state of employees’ emotions in order to increase productivity Assessing the reaction of consumers to product offerings Affective computing allows computers to interpret. 2005). computers will never be-come human-like or appear “natural. confused.. it is not surprising that researchers are working on software that can recognize the nonverbal cues that indicate specific human emotional states. Specific algorithms interpret these clues and instruct the computer to take appro-priate actions.” Affective computing employs cameras and body sensors to discover clues about what a user is feeling. emotions. affective computing can give the therapist more information on a client’s emotional state. speech patterns Description Affective computing allows computers to interpret. 2005). and react to human emotions. and to respond to them effectively. Brandon Hall Research . and react to human emotions. privacy. posture. too. or sad. emotional design.. Affective computing can detect whether a learner is having a problem with a subject and adjust accordingly by offering tutoring or less difficult learning materials. including the ability to recognize and express emotions. Given that 80 percent to 90 percent of human-to-human communication is nonverbal. For example. 12 © 2006. Without the ability to understand emotions. In online therapy. because as pervasive or ubiquitous computing becomes mainstream. et al. understand.

and demonstrations the nonverbal on affective computing in Europe.html and Emotional Roots of Cognition and Action.uk/publications/proce edings/aisb05/2_Agents_Final. The lab’s Web site has many resources to check out at: http://affect.html The Emotion Home Page is a listing of various research studies on emotion.it/ Ditto the Donkey software rates the niceness or nastiness of messages and responds “emotionally. UK. See it at: cues that http://emotion-research. It is instructive to read the list of papers presented and to see the advances that have been made in this field.unitrier. UK. October 22-24. Selected Examples Rosalind Picard. bibliographies. 2005. Affective Computing. that researchFind it at: ers are working http://www. Christoph Bartneck maintains an Affective Computing Portal.de/~ley/db/conf/acii/acii2005. Check it out at: http://www. Access it from: http://www.edu The MYSELF project coordinates a number of researchers in several European countries who are working on affective computing.nsma.bham.informatik. and legality. Hatfield. See the links at: http://emotion.aisb. China. listing many links to interesting resources. Contents of the proceedings of ACII 2005 are at: http://www.convo.net/ indicate specific human The Proceedings of the Symposium on emotional Agents that Want and Like: Motivational states. April 12-15.de/link/affective_p ortal.myself-proj.media.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Affective Computing Major difficulties with using computers for the above “benefits” are concerns with privacy.co. heads the MIT lab on affective computing.cs. University of Hertfordshire. See: http://www.uk/research/cogaf f/0-INDEX. with many resources. Do Not Reproduce 13 .bartneck. 2005.arizona.mit.org. Dr. are available online: http://www. accuracy.edu/emotion.html In Germany.ch/fapse/emotion/ on software that can recognize The Humaine Project has a portal with reports. author of the 1997 groundbreaking book. including studies of emotions in computers. maintains a list of papers and doctoral dissertations on the topic of affective computing. html The first international conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction was held in Beijing.pdf Given that 80 percent to 90 percent of human-tohuman communication The Geneva Emotion Research Group at is nonverbal.” Meet Ditto at: http://www.unige. it is the University of Geneva maintains a Web not surprising site on this topic.uk/x02/ Online Resources The Cognition and Affect Project at the University of Birmingham.ac.

it/~lhci/009. (2005). M. O. Iwamura.. April 2-7. Balestra.sics. F. Oregon.sics. L. and Laaksolahti..se/~kia/evaluating_affecti ve_interfaces/Chateau.doc Hook.se/~kia/evaluating_affecti ve_interfaces/Cahour. and Morishima. Realdon. Vermersch. Brandon Hall Research .1 2/love.stanford. Erlbaum..sics. April 2-7. 2005. and Waterworth. Paper presented at the workshop on Evaluating Affective Interfaces. C. April 2-7. K. D. Brassac. Wired Magazine.doc Chateau. P. 2005. September 13.. (2005). CHI 2005 conference. CHI 2005.. and Confalonieri (2005). Portland. H. and Zancanaro. and Merisol. http://www. Y.html Fallman....se/~kia/evaluating_affecti ve_interfaces/Kaye... Graziola. NJ. S. R. B. Nass.Affective Control of Information Flow in a Personalized Mobile Museum Guide. Portland.se/~kia/evaluating_affe ctive_interfaces/Hook.. Joseph (2005)..pdf 14 © 2006.Affective Computing Bibliography Anolli. http://www. Oregon. J. I Like It . B.. M. Oregon. A. Portland. J. Isbister. Paper presented to the Workshop on eLearning and Human-Computer Interaction: Exploring Design Synergies for more Effective Learning Experiences. April 2-7. Oregon. Issue 11/12. Rocchi. J.. Paper presented at the workshop on Evaluating Affective Interfaces.. Bouraoui.dis. CHI 2005. The Love Machine: building computers that care. Salembier. I. 2005. and Zouinar. (2005). Paper presented at the workshop on Evaluating Affective Interfaces.com/wired/archive/11. Pachoud. Intimate Objects: a site for affective evaluation. http://www. Paper for Evaluating Affective Interfaces. http://www... N. http://www. Methodologies for Evaluating the Affective Experience of a Mediated Interaction..se/~kia/evaluating_affe ctive_interfaces/Fallman. L. D. (2005). Yamada. Z. Portland. Brave.pdf Cahour.. M. Oregon. http://www. December. CHI 2005 conference.. (2005).sics. CHI 2005 conference. Portland. H. 2005 http://www.se/~kia/evaluating_affe ctive_interfaces/Goren-Bar.. Paper for Evaluating Affective Interfaces. David (2003). http://www. J. O.sics. Sensual Evaluation Instrument. V...sics. April 2-7. K. CHI 2005 conference. F. M. Dealing with User Experience and Affective Evaluation in HCI Design: A Repertory Grid Approach. In Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: Next 10 Years! Mahwah. Zurloni. (2005).pdf Kaye.pdf Diamond. Mantovani.uniroma1. Nakajima.pdf Maldonado. Portland. P. The Potential of Affective Computing in ELearning: MYSELF project experience. AMUSE: a tool for evaluating affective interfaces. K. Vescovo. C. Agliati.edu/~kiky/CSCL200 5Maldonado. Oregon.. C. A. Pianesi. Paper presented at the workshop on Evaluating Affective Interfaces.pdf Goren-Bar. Stock. Lee. We Learn Better Together: Enhancing eLearning with Emotional Characters. http://www. April 2-7. Nortillaro.wired.

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of the University of Goteberg in Sweden.gu. These “pedagogical agents” serve as the role of teacher by presenting the materials to learners online. For example. Ueno (2005) describes an agent that learned from the log data of a Web site.. Intelligent computer aided instruction or tutoring programs often use agent technology. flexible means reactive (responds to its environment). Sometimes multiple agents can work together. An agent can act as a personal assistant for a teacher and as a personal assistant for a student. Wright (1997) has even suggested that virtual agents can have emotions. software agents can “watch” for new items of interest to a learner and send an alert when one appears. Other possible qualities of online agents include mobility. benevolence. software agents can retrieve content on the Internet for an individual user.se/~dixi/agent/cl ass. Being goal orientated is a key character of agents (Yan. has classified intelligent agents as follows: Interface agents System agents Advisory agents Filtering agents Retrieval agents Navigation agents Monitoring agents Recommender agents Profiling agents http://w3. 1999). In this context. Agents are autonomous and can act independently within the limits their programming. veracity. 2004). autonomous agents. Third. An intelligent agent is a computer system capable of flexible autonomous action in some environment (Wooldridge. Agent-generated content can be utilized in several different ways.htm) Agents are intelligent software programs that can act on behalf of an individual or a group. Luengo (1999) describes students interacting with three agents while constructing a mathematical proof.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Agents Related terms: Artificial intelligence. Software agents act on behalf of users to accomplish their goals. and. Learning by computers is sometimes called machine learning. personal agents can negotiate with other agents to produce a personalized learning environment. Fourth.informatik. and social (able to communicate and interact with other agents). avatars. and many of them can actually learn. intelligent agents Description Agents are intelligent software programs that can act on behalf of an individual or a group. Second. First. proactive (goal directed). and both may be found in the same program (for example. rationality. animated agents can be used to speak and present learning materials in an online application. Dick Stenmark. learning/adaptation. see the paper by Far et al. which is a sub-field of artificial intelligence. Do Not Reproduce 17 . 1999).

they take the other agents' behaviors into account to make a decision. This permits the agents to organize themselves for a common task” (Sahin. Baylor and Ebbers (2003) examined the question of whether it is more effective to have one pedagogical agent with combined expertise and motiva-tional support or two separate agents – one with expertise and one with motivational support. not only about environments. Brandon Hall Research . A student agent and an environment agent allowed interactivity and change within the environment. They found that having two separate pedagogical agents representing the two roles had a significantly more positive impact on both learning and the perceived value of the agents. Mentor. Baylor and Kim (2003) applied the same thinking to the interaction effects between student ethnicity and agent ethnicity. useful in educational simulations.Agents Multiple adaptive agents act as a “complex adaptive system” to reproduce social dynamics with feedback loops and uncertain outcomes. 2005. which could show realistic facial expressions to convey emotions on a computer screen. Katzlberger. 2005). However. Baldi. and the students had to continue to teach her. Their study revealed that students working with agents of the same ethnicity perceived the agents to be significantly more engaging and affable. A second agent in the simulation. She made mistakes. but also about other agents. Viswanath. an agent takes its decisions according to the model of the environment and the model of the other agents. Therefore. 2000). The agent was successful in language tutoring with children with hearing loss. Even though each agent acts independently. 18 © 2006. Agents can be used to model social systems (Guessoum. In such situations. Most online agents in e-learning play the role of teacher or tutor. One issue for further study involves how close to a human being a software agent needs to be to comfortably interact with people. (1998) developed a conversational agent. therefore. Agents have beliefs. Multiple adaptive agents act as a “complex adaptive system” to reproduce social dynamics with feedback loops and uncertain outcomes. Sahin (2000) says that “self-organization of …intelligent agents is accomplished because each agent models other agents by observing their behavior. Massaro et al. et al. A software simulation for Grade 5 students called Betty’s Brain “learned” by students teaching her about concept maps. acting against other teams of agents. Stone (1998) reports on another study where multiple agents were organized in teams. a Learning-by-Teaching approach can also be effective (Leelawong. told the students when Betty was wrong and how they could teach her properly. (2004) report that teaching a computer agent can be effective in terms of learning. agents need to cooperate with each other to solve collective problems. 2004) and are.

The Pedagogical Agent Split-Persona Effect: When Two Agents are Better than One.codebaby.edu/_Website/ Research on animated agents with programmed “social skills” is being carried out at the Center for Advanced Research for Technology in Education (CARTE) at the University of Southern California.editlib. and expert guides. http://www.uka.de/bibliography/Ai /agents.netobjectdays. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia. A.cfm?fuseact ion=Reader.org/index. Hypermedia. but also about other agents.ViewAbstract&paper_id=111 22 Agents have beliefs. See: http://www. not only about environments. For details of this research: http://www. (2003). expert role-players.com/ The simulations from Redwood e-Learning Systems make extensive use of pedagogical agents. See: http://www. Amy Baylor and her colleagues. MASEL (Multi-Agent System for E-Learning).uk/~mjw/ Professor Wooldridge also maintains a large bibliography on agents. has a virtual studio for programming actions and gestures of a variety of online characters.. Do Not Reproduce 19 . See: http://liinwww. They are available as adaptive coaches. See the article by Williams et al.old.org/pdf/02/papers /malceb/0623. an agent takes its decisions according to the model of the environment and the model of the other agents.edu/isd/carte/ Bibliography Baylor.liv. uses seven different types of agents: 1) Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Assistant Agent 2) Skills Manager Agent 3) Student Assistant Agent 4) Learning Paths Agent 5) Content Agent 6) Chief Content Officer (CCO) Assistant Agent 7) User Profile Agent. 459462.com Online Resources For an online primer on pedagogical agents.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Agents Selected Examples Nel is an agent based tutoring system that teaches introductory physics.fsu.edu/~slater/pages/ag ents/ Professor Michael Wooldridge of the University of Liverpool has written over 200 articles and 13 books on the behaviors of software agents and on multi-agent systems. go to: http://ritl.ViewAbstract&paper_id=11101 A research group in Italy has used XML and the Java Agent Development Framework to develop a prototype e-learning system using multiple agents.extempo.redwoodelearning.editlib. and Telecommunications 2003.stanford.ira.pdf Animated characters from Extempo Systems can be used in online teaching and coaching.com/ CodeBaby Corp. & Ebbers. go to: http://ldt.isi.cfm?fuseactio n=Reader. Go to: http://www.org/index. Therefore.html For a set of papers on pedagogical agent research by Dr. (2004): http://www. For details see: www.ac. S.csc. See a demo at: http://www.

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Animation Software
Related terms Flash, motion graphics Description Animation has been a staple of e-learning since the start of computer assisted learning in the 1970s and 1980s. Animations in e-learning range from simple swapping of successive images to highly complex 3-D motion graphics. Toth (2003) identifies three major formats for online graphics: It is generally thought that adding animations to online materials can help as a learning aid. However, recently researchers have questioned whether animations make a difference. The results of many experiments have been mixed. Lowe (2004) argues that “despite the plausibility of cognitively based arguments for the benefits of animation, research to date has failed to provide unequivocal evidence that it is superior to static depiction.” Lowe adds that “in some cases, animations may even prejudice learning.” This is echoed in research by Hegarty et al. (2003), who suggest that stimulating a learner’s “mental animation” capacity may be more important for learning than watching a moving picture. Hegarty and his co-researchers found no advantage to using external animations. Rather, a static diagram, coupled with imagining how something worked, produced the best learning results. Also, animations can be complex and move quickly through showing a process without real understanding being achieved by the learner. Visual cues “such as arrows pointing to relevant parts of an animation, improved the understanding of animated explanations.” (Huk, et. al., 2003) Finally, producing animations can be very costly, with long hours spent to produce even a short sequence. Given that, and the uncertainty of its effectiveness, animations should be used sparingly in e-learning.

Animations in e-learning range from simple swapping of successive images to highly complex 3-D motion graphics.

Animated GIFs: A series of still images shown in sequence, like pictures in a flip book. This is an older animation technique that is not used as much today. Flash and Shockwave animations: Macromedia’s Flash and Shockwave have extensive abilities to produce sophisticated animation sequences. Flash animations are perhaps the most common form of animation used in elearning. Dynamic 3-D Web graphics: Threedimensional motion graphics draw on large datasets to visualize dynamic processes. Software tools for 3-D Web graphics are more expensive and complex to learn. In addition to adding “eye candy” to the presentation of educational materials, animation can add real educational value by illustrating a dynamic procedure that is relevant to understanding. However, animation for its own sake can often be distracting or misleading when implemented poorly.


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Selected Examples Based on Toth’s (2003) types of animations listed above, animation tools can be divided into three groups: Software for Producing GIF Animations Software for Producing Flash and Shockwave Animations Software and Hardware for Producing 3-D Web Graphics GIF animations can be constructed with several different shareware or low cost programs, including the following: Gif Construction Set Professional http://www.mindworkshop.com/alchemy/g ifcon.html Real GIF Optimizer 3.05 http://www.topshareware.com/Real-GIFOptimizer-download-2965.htm Ulead GIF Animator 5.0 http://www.topshareware.com/Ulead-GIFAnimator-download-11513.htm For a selection of over 400,000 pre-built animated GIFs, go to the Animation Factory: http://www.animationfactory.com/animati ons/ Software for Producing Flash and Shockwave Animations One of the most popular software packages on the market is Macro-media Flash (Macromedia is now owned by Adobe). It is popular because it is easy to

use and is cross-browser compatible (Hess and Hancock, 2004). Macromedia Flash has based digital animation on traditional animation techniques. More sophisticated procedures in Flash may require the use of Action-Script, the builtin programming language. To use ActionScript, some knowledge of computer programming is necessary. For information on Flash, go to: http://www.macromedia.com/software/fl ash/flashpro/ Shockwave is an older technique from Macromedia, connected with its Director and Authorware content creation packages. Shockwave is a program that takes Director “movies” or Authorware animations and com-presses and readies them for play-back on the Web. A downloadable “plug-in” is required to play Shock-wave, whereas Flash plays automat-ically within the latest versions of the most popular Web browsers. For more information on Shockwave, go to: http://macromedia.com A low cost alternative to authoring in the Flash format is SWISH. It’s at: http://www.swishzone.com/ Eighty-five pre-built Flash animations for Physics are available under a Creative Commons license from the University of Toronto. To try them: http://faraday.physics.utoronto.ca/Gener alInterest/Harrison/Flash/

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Software and Hardware for Producing 3-D Web Graphics Numerous 3-D authoring packages range from relatively inexpensive to tens of thousands of dollars. Following is a list of leading packages with company Web sites: AfterEffects – An industry standard from Adobe. More details at: http://www.adobe.com/products/aftereff ects/main.html CAT - Character Animation Technol-ogies (CAT) has a set of advanced animation tools that work in 3ds Max. http://www.catoolkit.com/gallery/default. asp?pageID=1 EI Technology Group’s Animation System and Amorphium, their 3-D character creation environment, have been used in a number of Academy Award winning films. See more at: http://www.eitechnologygroup.com Enliven - ViewPoint’s Enliven provides a simple visual interface for creating 3-D interactive Web content quickly and easily without programming. http://www.viewpoint.com/pub/products/ enliven.html Falling Bodies - Falling Bodies is a special purpose plug-in for Softimage|3D. It animates fall stunts, using accurate dynamic simulation techniques. For a free demo, go to: http://www.animats.com/dynamics/dem oversion.html

Lightwave 3D is a modeling, animating, and rendering tool. Version 9 is available: http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lw9_b etafaq.php Massive software is used to add animated crowds to movies. See: http://www.massivesoftware.com Maya is a high-end modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution from Autodesk (formerly Alias). See why it has won Academy Awards at: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/in dex?id=6871843&siteID=123112 Motion2 is professional level animation software from Apple that runs on both Macintosh and Intel platforms. It is part of Final Cut Studio, a high-end editing and visual effects suite. For details see: http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/mo tion/ SoftImage|XSI - Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., has one of the world’s most advanced 3-D content creation tools. Learn more at: http://www.softimage.com/ Novices at animation can try the HTML and Flash templates from Animation Online. Their VisionBlazer product is described as “easy to use.” For more information, see: http://www.animationonline.com/ Ascension Technologies has a wide variety of motion capture tools that will turn any sequence of movements into an animated 3-D character with the same moves. Go to: http://www.ascension-tech.com/

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Online Resources The ACM SIGGRAPH Industry Directory lists hundreds of firms that develop animations or have animation software. Find more at: http://esub.siggraph.org/cgibin/cgi/idCatResults.html&CategoryID=8 For a comprehensive list of animation software, go to AllWorldSoft.com. You will find a listing of over 60 software packages that can be used to develop animations: http://www.allworldsoft.com/folders/page 2/graphic-apps/animation-tools/ Hundreds of tools exist for video production and animation. FreeDownloads Center.com lists almost 700 free tools: http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Mul timedia_and_Graphics/Video_and_Animati on_Tools/ Bibliography Castillo, S., Hancock, S. and Hess, G. (2004). Using Flash MX to Create eLearning. Lehi, Utah: Rapid Intake Press. http://www.rapidintake.com/books_catalo g.htm Hegarty, M., Kriz, S., and Cate, C. (2003). The roles of mental animations and external animations in understanding mechanical systems. Cognition and Instruction, 21(4), 325–360. http://www.psych.ucsb.edu/~hegarty/C&I %20HKC.pdf Hess, G. and Hancock, S. (2004). Using Macromedia Flash MX 2004 as an ELearning Authoring Environment. Learning Circuits, July 2004. http://www.learningcircuits.org/2004/jul2 004/hess.htm

Hess, G. and Hancock, S. (2004). Using Macromedia Flash MX 2004 as an ELearning Authoring Environment. Learning Circuits, July. http://www.learningcircuits.org/2004/jul 2004/hess.htm Huk, T., Steinke, M., and Floto, C. (2003). The educational value of cues in computer animations and its dependence on individual learner abilities, Proceedings of the ED-Media 2003 Conference. http://projekte.learninglab.unihannover.de/pub/bscw.cgi/d17506/Huk _EDMedia2003.pdf Lowe, R.K. (2004). Animation and learning: value for money? In R. Atkinson, C. McBeath, D. Jonas-Dwyer & R. Phillips (Eds.) Beyond the comfort zone: Proceedings, ASCILITE Conference. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/p erth04/procs/lowe-r.html Malheiro, T. (2003). Flash Interactive Session. Paper presented at ED-Media 2003, (1), 1046-1048. http://dl.aace.org/12937 Mayer, R. and Moreno, R. (2002). Animation as an aid to multimedia learning, Educational Psychology Review, March 2002, 14(1), 87-99. http://www2.sjsu.edu/depts/it/edit235/ handouts/mayer_mmlearn.pdf Toth, Thomas (2003). Animation – just enough, never too much, Learning Circuits, July 18, 2003. http://www.learningcircuits.org/2003/au g2003/toth.htm

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Artificial Intelligence
Related terms Adaptive systems, agents, AI, cognitive informatics, data mining, expert systems, intelligent tutoring, machine learning, multi-agent systems, personalization Description Artificial intelligence uses computer programming to simulate reasoning and thought processes similar to those in human beings. The success of artificial intelligence is sometimes measured against the Turing Test, whereby human beings interact with a computer interface that may have a human or computer hidden from view. The test is considered successful if the person is unable to tell whether there is a computer or another human being on the other end. So far, no computer program has been able to pass the Turing Test. Artificial intelligence initiatives encompass a wide range of computer programming techniques and systems. While it is beyond the scope of this research report to get into the technical details, here is a list of some of the many applications to which artificial intelligence is being put: Adaptive or Intelligent Tutoring Affective Computing Agents Bayesian Models Bioinformatics Business Intelligence Systems Case-based Reasoning Causal Models Chaos and Complexity Theories Cognitive Processes Connectionist Models Context-aware Computing Cooperative AI Systems Data Mining and Web Mining Distributed Artificial Intelligence DNA Computing E-business and E-commerce Evolutionary Engineering Expert Systems Fuzzy Logic and Systems Game Design Genetic Algorithms and Programs Human-centered Computing Hybrid Systems Information Retrieval Intelligent Control Systems Intelligent Databases Intelligent User Interfaces Knowledge Representation Logic Programming Machine Learning Man-Machine Interfaces Mobile Computing and Systems Model-based Reasoning Multi-agent Systems Neural Networks Neuro-Computing Probabilistic Reasoning Simulations Software Tools Temporal Reasoning User-profiling for personalization Virtual Reality Visualization Given the high expectations, artificial intelligence has not lived up to its initial promise or hype. Nevertheless, there are important and useful applications of artificial intelligence to online learning.

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Many of the topics listed above are included in this research report, making it clear that artificial intelligence is having a major impact on emerging e-learning techniques and technologies. A central topic of artificial intelligence is learning. Having a computer learn is termed machine learning as opposed to human learning, but many of those working in the field of artificial intelligence see these two types of learning as converging and becoming the same thing. Others are skeptical and believe that another kind of intelligence will emerge from artificial intelligence, one that is different from the intelligence of human beings and other intelligent life forms. To achieve their goals, AI scientists try to model how experts solve problems in a given domain. Once the solutions to problems are encoded in the computer program, algorithms are written to have the computer act as a tutor in that subject area. Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) that provide direct feedback to learners are part of an emerging and intense area of research in the use of artificial intelligence in educational environments. An ITS may use a variety of technologies, including collaborative filtering, recommender systems, and data mining. ITS systems create several different user models - profiles of the learner, the subject matter expert, and the teacher. To seem humanlike, ITS systems often use some version of natural language processing. The vision of a computer taking the place of a teacher has been around for quite some time. The reality is that, in spite of progress in artificial intelligence, intelligent tutoring systems are not yet ready to replace human instructors.

Some current issues with using artificial intelligence and education include: “Gaming the System” – Aleven et al. (2004) found that “72% of all student actions represented unproductive help- seeking behavior…[W]e found a proliferation of hint abuse (e.g., using hints to find answers rather than trying to understand). We also found that students frequently avoided using help when it was likely to be of benefit and often acted in a quick, possibly undeliberate manner. ” Hedging and Hostility – Bhatt et al. (2005) say that “students hedge and apologize often to human tutors but very rarely to computer tutors. The type of expressions also differed—overt hostility was not encountered in human tutoring sessions but was a major component in computertutored sessions.” On the other hand, for Johnson and Rizzo (2004), a major issue was too much “politeness” between the learner and the online tutor. Emotional Effects – Chaffar and Frasson (2004) note that “emotions play an important role in cognitive processes and especially in learning tasks. Moreover, there is some evidence that the emotional state of the learner is correlated with his performance…it’s important that new Intelligent Tutoring Systems involve this emotional aspect; they may be able to recognize the emotional state of the learner, and to change it so as to be in the best conditions for learning.” Ochs and Frasson (2004) also discuss how emotions affect learning with intelligent tutoring systems, and Aist et al. (2002) contend that “provision of human ‘emotional scaffolding’ made a positive difference (increased persistence and

Having a computer learn is termed machine learning as opposed to human learning, but many of those working in the field of artificial intelligence see these two types of learning as converging and becoming the same thing.

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(2003). Voice Only Tutor – Craig et al. rather than using a single type of knowledge. They divide knowledge into the following types: Structural knowledge is concerned with types of entities (i. they can be frustratingly wrong about what a user wants and needs at any given time. (2004) show that “while a talking head displaying facial expressions. and gaze during dialog does not produce a split attention effect and concomitant decrements in performance. objects. Heuristic knowledge is knowledge in the form of “rules of thumb. it also does not enhance performance when compared to a condition that includes only spoken narration. intelligent tutoring in “nondeterministic and dynamic domains” can be very complex and can lead to unexpected results. it also inherits a ‘context gap’ at the points of divergence between the purpose of the tasks performed within an ITS and the purpose of the methodology. Context – Kinshuk and Patel (1997) suggest that one weakness of intelligent tutoring systems is their lack of ability to understand the “context” of the learner. Difficulties in Representing Knowledge – Hatzilygeroudis and Prentzas (2005) provide a comprehensive review of different schemes for representing knowledge. Talking Head Tutor vs.” Complexity – According to Thomsen-Gray et al. etc) and how they are interrelated. There is debate in the literature over the use of user profiles vs. Whereas human tutors must teach students how to respond to unexpected results in a timely and appropriate manner. Do Not Reproduce 30 . they can be frustratingly wrong about what a user wants and needs at any given time. computer based systems usually have limited ability to do this.” The talking head agent metaphor may be more trouble (and expense) than it is worth.” Degree of Personalization and Use of User Profiles – Personalization using artificial intelligence depends on the set of assumptions made about the users and how user models are constructed. concepts. “While an ITS inherits powerful functionality at the points of convergence between its objectives and the capabilities of the methodology employed.Artificial Intelligence learning) for students using an intelligent tutoring system. While many systems purport to be personalized. a building a system that infers tutoring suggestions from assessing the user’s interactions with the system (see Smid et al. Schemes for knowledge representation from Hatzilygeroudis and Prentzas (2005) include the following: While many systems purport to be personalized. 2002). They advocate for a hybrid approach to knowledge representation.e. Relational knowledge concerns relations between entities of the domain.” practical knowledge about how to solve problems based on experience. gestures.

http://lsa.edu/ Bayesian Networks – Butz et al.di. including student monitoring. (2005a. (2004) use an agent logic language (DyLOG) to implement reasoning capabilities of agents to “dynamically build study plans and to verify the correctness of user-given study plans with respect to the compet-ence that the user wants to acquire. found that the generator which intuitively produces the best language does engender the most learning.iit.uic.cs. “Web intelligence researchers have applied Bayesian net-works to many tasks. Selected Examples Artificial intelligence in e-learning has generated a wide range of approaches to improving computer-based teaching.colorado.. A great deal of further development needs to occur before this technology becomes mature. (2004) describe Bayesian networks as a formal framework that uses probability techniques for uncertainty management.ca/~butz/publicati ons/wi04.Artificial Intelligence Schemes for knowledge representation from Hatzilygeroudis and Prentzas (2005) include the following: Single schemes: Semantic nets Conceptual Graphs Ontologies Symbolic rules Expert systems Case-based representations Neural networks Belief networks Hybrid schemes: Fuzzy rules Connectionist expert systems Integration of rules and cases Description logics Terminological knowledge Assertional knowledge Neurules (integration of symbolic rules with neurocomputing) As the above list of issues shows.cs..colorado. using artificial intelligence in e-learning is not a simple matter.” http://www.it/~argo/papers/200 4_JAIR.pdf Natural Language Processing – Di Eugenio et al. http://www.pdf Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA) – LSA is a technique used for automatic scoring of essays. and multiagents.cs.unito. Approaches include the following: Dialogue-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems – Yang (2001) describes a system for taking turns in a dialogue-based intelligent tutoring system.edu/~circsim/documents /fydiss. 2005b) developed two natural language generators and “.uregina.” http://www. ecommerce.pdf For a portal on the latent semantic analysis. see: http://lsa.pdf …using artificial intelligence in e-learning is not a simple matter. Do Not Reproduce 31 .edu/~bdieugen/PSpapers/ACL05.edu/papers/daveDiss ertation.” http://www.pdf Reasoning About Actions and Changes – Baldoni et al. Steinhart (2001) used this e for tutoring writing. A great deal of further development needs to occur before this technology becomes mature.

Davidovic (2001) describes and evaluates the Structural Example-based Adaptive Tutoring System (SEATS) and a number of other intelligent tutoring systems. Brandon Hall Research .it.enel.uc3m. http://www. AI scientists try to model how experts solve problems in a given domain.edu.library.pdf Teaching Metacognitive Strategies by Computer – Graesser et al.htm Ontology Based Systems – Day et al. http://quantumsimulations.” http://www.tw/IASL/webpdf /paper-2005-Designing_an_Ontologybased_Intelligent_Tutoring_Agent_with_In stant_Messaging.Artificial Intelligence Far (2006) describes the use of Bayesian techniques in the development of a multiagent learning and tutoring system. (2004) note that courses tend to have a high number of learning objects.leaonline. http://www.kicinger. http://ariic.” http://ctat.sinica. http://bach. (2004) also discuss an ontology-based approach to the design of intelligent tutoring systems. (2004a) argue that “a potentially powerful way to aid in the authoring of intelligent tutoring systems is to directly leverage student interaction log data.pdf Side-By-Side Example Tutoring . They propose using an approach called hierarchical graphs.com/Library/WhiteP apers/LearningTheories. (2005) propose an Intelligent Tutoring Agent (ITA) that uses ontology. Once the solutions to problems are encoded in the computer program. (2005) describe some of recent computer systems that were designed to facilitate explanation-centered learning through strategies of inquiry and metacognition while students learn science and technology content. 32 © 2006.edu.ht ml To achieve their goals. a knowledge representation framework that can be used to extract important concepts from a natural language text.infrature.com/index.es/~sergut/publ ications/Gutier04b.com/doi/pdf/10.12 07/s15326985ep4004_4 Quantum Intelligent Tutoring Engines develop software for others to build intelligent tutoring applications. describes this in a white paper on “learning theories.au/unisa/ad t-SUSA20050922-010120/ Student Log Files – McLaren et al.pact. designing a personalized sequencing strategy for each student quickly becomes unmanageable. http://www.edu/pubs/ITS20 04-BND-Camera-Ready. algorithms are written to have the computer act as a tutor in that subject area. question answering (QA) techniques. http://www.cmu.unsw.” They propose an approach called “bootstrapping novice data” (BND) in which “a problem-solving tool is integrated with tutor development software through log files and that integration is then used to create the beginnings of a tutor for the tool.iis. Infrature.pdf Oguejiofor et al. As a result.pdf Hierarchical Graphs – Gutierrez et al.ca/People/far Precision Teaching/Programmed Learning – Precision teaching is a very systematic approach to teaching based on behaviorism.gast.cs. and INFOMAP.com/publications/pd f/OguejioforIT-AEC2004.ucalgary.

so that these systems become more realistic.com/s10.stottlerhenke. Inc. The reality is that.it.cs. Task Tutor Toolkit .htm Carnegie Mellon University is a leading research institution that uses artificial intelligence in education. and learning style. Its Pittsburgh Advanced Cognitive Tutor Center (PACT) develops “cognitive tutors” that have been used widely in constructing intelligent tutoring systems in a variety of settings.com Virtuel Age International has an artificial intelligence-based intelligent tutoring system that “dynamically adapts the course according to the learner's existing knowledge base.” http://www.pact.virtuelage.com The Reusable Artificial Intelligence Tutoring System Shell (RAITSS) from Knowledge Engineering allows users to build intelligent tutoring systems.cmu.A set of Java software libraries and applications for creating intelligent tutoring system scenarios quickly and easily. without programming. and an interactive intelligent tutor.ke-corp. Stottler Henke’s products include the following: SimBionic . preferred cadence.cs.cmu. an adaptive testing algorithm. skill gaps. and decision support to make scheduling faster and easier.gemini. http://www. Aurora .A visual authoring tool and runtime engine for creating complex behaviors in computer-based training simulations and games more quickly and easily. Find out more at: http://ctat. Do Not Reproduce 33 . taking personalized and adaptive learning to a new level. http://pact. applies artificial intelligence and other advanced software technologies to solve problems that defy solution using traditional approaches.edu. intelligent tutoring systems are not yet ready to replace human instructors.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Artificial Intelligence Founded in 1988.com/ Gemini Performance Systems used artificial intelligence to build the SWIFT adaptive learning environment as an intelligent tutoring system comprised of an adaptive learning environment. challenging. and engaging. For more information on Stottler Henke Associates.usyd. intelligent conflict resolution.edu/ Carnegie Mellon researchers are also developing a suite of authoring tools called Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools (CTAT) to make tutor development easier and faster for developers and to make it possible for educators without technical expertise to develop such systems.htm The vision of a computer taking the place of a teacher has been around for quite some time.Intelligent Tutoring Systems Research Group http://www.edu/ Other universities with research groups in intelligent tutoring and artificial intelligence include the following: University of Sydney . http://www. Stottler Henke Associates.A sophisticated scheduling system that combines a variety of scheduling techniques.au/~netsys/resea rch/current_computer_science_educatio n_research. in spite of progress in artificial intelligence. see: http://www.

ca/eng/in dex. For more information.org/2002/ 04/25/artificial_intelligence_application_ in_distance_learning_and_education. China. go to: http://aied. Taiwan.org/cfp. with the next one in 2007. Find it at: http://www.masternewmedia.licef.aspx?id=17164 Artificial intelligence in e-learning has generated a wide range of approaches to improving computerbased teaching. It publishes papers on applying artificial intelligence techniques and concepts to the design of systems to support learning.htm The IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics is held every year.org/2000/fe b2000/ong. http://www. recently gave an interview to Technology Review magazine on the promise and limitations of AI.uquebec.” Learn more at: http://www.inf. Brandon Hall Research .Artificial Intelligence University of Memphis – Tutoring Research Group – (developers of AutoTutor) http://www.autotutor. see the article by Ong and Ramachandran (2000) in Learning Circuits entitled “Intelligent Tutoring Systems: The What and the How. a pioneer in artificial intelligence. The 2006 ICCI conference was held in July in Bejing. http://www.its2006.uk/aiedsoc. Read it at: http://www.ucalgary.htm The Robin Good blog has a long list of links and articles on artificial intelligence in distance learning and education.ed.html The International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED) is the official journal of the International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (AIED).uk/ The American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) maintains a listing of Intelligent Tutoring resources. The AIED conferences are held every two years.ed.enel.aaai.org/AITopics/html/tutor.teluq. The 2006 conference is in Taipei.edu/Research/trg/ The Intelligent Tutoring Systems Conference is held every two years.inf.com/printer _friendly_article. html The LICEF Research Centre in Montreal is dedicated to cognitive informatics and training.ac.htm Marvin Minsky.cs.ac. 34 © 2006.technologyreview.org/ Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Tutor Research Group http://web. See: http://www.htm For an introduction to intelligent tutoring.learningcircuits.ca/ICCI2006/ Online Resources The International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society (AIED) is an interdisciplinary community that organizes conferences and publishes a journal on AI in learning. http://aied. For more info: http://www2.wpi.

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which was developed for three different domains of learning – cognitive. 1956). practical abilities can be assessed using e-portfolios or simulation software. Educational objectives are the key to assessing learning. it is not uncommon for an individual’s performance to be informally assessed by both peers and superiors. Cognitive abilities can be assessed by the right questions—questions that should relate to the educational objectives of teaching in formal settings. While many learning situations do not involve formal testing. In a business situation. Do Not Reproduce 45 .Emerging e-Learning Technologies Assessment Tools Related terms Computer assisted assessment (CAA). samples. are already available. and psychomotor. and documents for assessors to use. ones that go well beyond the “tell then test” model. Online assessment can be used to assess both cognitive and practical abilities. affective. quizzes. online assessments are usually part of a formal evaluation plan. latent semantic analysis will become part of the repertoire of assessment tools readily available to teachers and trainers. Other types of assessment that go well beyond the tell-test model include “assessment for learning” or formative assessment that is used as feedback to the learner. Several different taxonomies of educational objectives exist. Assessment software can generate templates. computer mediated assessment (CMA). We can expect that. aptitudes. and output. quizzes. is now possible with a technique called “latent semantic analysis” (see Landauer. More sophisticated forms of automated. self-evaluation. online assessment. making it hard to escape assess-ment. rubrics. quizzes. and “assessment for credentialing” or summative assessment that is used as criteria for judging people in terms of awarding a certification or diploma. Online assessment data can be derived from manual input by assessors or can be the results of automatically marked tests. for example. the automated scoring of essays. or performance samples. evaluation. computer-based assessment tools. once only done by a human assessor. While assessment in the workplace is often ubiquitous. in the near future. Online assessment data can be derived from manual input by assessors or can be the results of automatically marked tests. testing Description Assessment and evaluation are staples of almost all formal educational environments. informal evaluations—especially in non-formal settings—may take place at any time. 1998 for an introduction to LSA). eassessment. computer based assessment (CBA).” these informal assessments are intended to reveal a particular person’s abilities. For example. When combined into a “360° evaluation. or performance samples. The oldest is the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives by Benjamin Bloom and his colleagues (Bloom.

See the site at: http://www. a customizable look and feel. offers a one-month free trial of their assessment product. (3) tests and exams that can be taken at any place and time.0. 46 © 2006. and Biggs and Collis’ (1982) five levels of learning described in their SOLO taxonomy. skills. The Web site contains a Glossary of Testing and Assessment Terms. See: http://www.info/lear ning/solo. see: http://www.com/products/ brownstone/ XStream Software has produced Performance Analyzer. a Web-based assessment authoring system from Ingenious Group.xstreamsoftware. from Resources Management Services in the U..brainbench. and past work behaviors.com Horizon Wimba has acquired Brownstone Software and its assessment product.K. preview pages for all question types.htm Computer assessment has many advantages over traditional (“paperbased”) assessment.com/redinq/html/inde x. has recently won awards for its performance. Find them at: http://www. multilingual support.” Bateson’s four levels of learning. This company has also been involved in developing interoperability standards for online assessments through the IMS Consortium. (2) instant feedback to students when desired.redinq.Assessment Tools Alternative ways of categorizing educational objectives include Säljö’s (1979) five “conceptions of learning.com/news_ performance_analyzer2.html Brainbench Employment Testing provides assessments of knowledge.testcraft. Review it at: http://www. and not all types of performances can be assessed by a computer. which is usually much more reliable than human marking. These various schemes of organizing educational objectives are summarized and compared by James Atherton (2005) at: http://www.htm Computer assessment has many advantages over traditional (“paper-based”) assessment. http://www.questionmark. Brandon Hall Research .horizonwimba. the initial setting up of an online assessment system can be expensive. and (4) computer marking. a 100 percent programming-free simulation-based assessment authoring technology.com Hurix Systems has developed Red inQ. Selected Examples Questionmark is one of the leading companies that produce online assessment tools. and adaptive question branching. an online assessment system with support for high stakes testing.com The Evaluator.com/evaluator Testcraft. a completely customizable report engine. For details. Try it at: http://nt. Diploma.rmsuk. personality. These advantages include: (1) lower long-term costs when questions/tests are reused. abilities. However.learningandteaching.

http://www. Try it at: http://www.flaguide. is now possible with a tech-nique called “latent semantic analysis” Do Not Reproduce 47 .com/reaxia_files/Epi stema_Easyquizz_productsheet_2006. the Educational Testing Service is dedicated to “serve higher education with an array of tests.epistema.vantagelearning.respondus.cfm?x=0&currentMagazineItemCatego ry=1 …the automated scoring of essays.org/english/index. learning tools.com/wwwtools/magazin es. once only done by a human assessor.pdf LearnFlex Evaluator is a new assessment engine with over a dozen question types that integrates seamlessly with the LearnFlex learning management system. reporting. based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.com Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to many learning management systems.fasfind. http://www. (Full disclosure: I helped develop this software).uc.dialang. institutional evaluation. See more at: http://www. and services useful for outcomes assessment. and adminis-tration features. http://www.” organized by academic discipline.com The National Institute for Science Education's College Level One Team.ets.htm WWWTools for Education is a resource site with articles on assessment and education. on its Web site.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Assessment Tools Easyquizz allows for media-rich quizzes and questionnaires without programming. surveys. You can also build adaptive quizzes depending on a user’s answers. See: http://www.operitel. has developed a Web site for FLAG – the Fieldtested Learning Assessment Guide. and self-study.com For an online assessment of your foreign language ability.org/ ETS. see: http://lsa. check out the Dialang web site.org Latent Semantic Analysis is a computerbased technique used automatically mark essays.colorado.” See their offerings at: http://www. Assessment tools are listed by discipline or technique.edu/gened/ExemplarRubr ics/Entry.pedagogue. http://www. For information on latent semantic analysis. Access the evaluation resources at: http://m.ht m Online Resources on Assessments The University of Cincinnati lists many “Exemplar Rubrics and Supplemental Assessment Tools. http://www. an assessment management system with extensive authoring.com/ Pedagogue Solutions has developed PedagogueTesting.edu/ Vantage Learning performs automatic computer-based assessments using its IntelliMetric and MY Access automatic scoring software.

with a list of 34 strategies.com/tools/rubric s.ulster.pdf The University of Melbourne’s Centre for the Study of Higher Education has a guide to online assessments.ac.discovery.Assessment Tools Kathy Schrock is a librarian with many online resources for teachers.au/assessi nglearning/03/online.nestafuturelab.de/Bibliography/M isc/cba. http://www.uk/cticomp/CAA.learnflex.cshe.htm 48 © 2006.thinkinggear.com/schrockguid e/assess.” http://www.heacademy.htm To improve your skills in question design and test construction.uk/home.ira.scit.uiuc.edu.html Online assessment can be used to assess both cognitive and practical abilities.000 different tests from its database.cfm The University of Ulster maintains a listing of tools and resources on Computer Assisted Assessment.com/029. go to the University of Illinois’ Office of Instructional Resources. http://www. Obtain a copy at: http://www.tasainstitute. html The 10th International Computer Assisted Assessment Conference took place in Scotland in July 2006. Check them out at: http://school. Brandon Hall Research . The Web page is entitled “Improving Your Test Questions. including a useful listing of assessments and rubrics.oir. is available from: http://liinwww.org/research/ reviews/10_01. http://www.html Online Resources for Assessment is a Web site developed by the Star Center in Texas.economicsnetwork.html The Rubric Machine from Thinking Gear allows users to build performance-based rubrics for assessment use. Explore the links at: http://www. The Economics Network has placed a Computer Assisted Assessment handbook online.uk/new s-events/eventsbox/10icaac/view The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has a long list of assessment tools for the post-secondary level on its Web site.com/whitepapers A major bibliography on computer-based assessments.edu/distance/odell/ira he/arc/6too.uka.htm l Nesta FutureLab in the UK has published a detailed literature review of all aspects of e-assessment.html The Wolverhampton University “Computer-Based Assessment Project” can generate over 80.com/useguide/as sessme/online.ac. http://www. http://www.unimelb.umuc.htm A paper I wrote on the computer-based assessments of speaking and writing is at: http://www.rmcdenver.ac.200 references.edu/dme/exams/ITQ.health. with over 1. http://cba.uk/han dbook/caa/ A comprehensive study of computerbased assessments in Canadian and American schools (K-12) is found at: http://www.ac.wlv. http://www.

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the quality of online audio has been greatly improved.Audio and Podcasting Tools Related terms iPod. Distributing audio on the Internet is done either by downloading files (which can take considerable time. including the following: Podcasting allows listeners to engage in time-shifting while providing space independence.. radio Description Audio is an important component of many learning experiences. including the following: Connection speed Sampling Rate Bit Depth Number of Channels Digital Audio Format Compression Techniques Amount of Available Disk Storage 54 © 2006. is podcasting.e. (i. According to Crofts et al. With the advent of “broadband” or “highspeed” networks. which is gaining in popularity. Audio in e-learning must reach an acceptable level of quality while maintaining file sizes that allow audio files to be rapidly sent via the Internet. the growth of podcasting is being shaped by a number of social factors. The file format for podcasting is usually MP3.” whereby a portion of the audio file is fed into the Internet application as a “buffer” and. Consumers view traditional radio as having too much advertising. to listen to media at a time and place that is convenient). or by “streaming. one minute of high quality stereo audio sampled often and digitized using 16 bits at a time can require as much as 10 megabytes. being the main form of communication in preliterate societies. Using sound to convey understanding and knowledge has a long history. The quality of online audio depends on many factors. while one minute of recognizable but very low quality mono audio can be stored in as little as . For example. while it is playing. being the main form of communication in pre-literate societies. Brandon Hall Research . Podcasting is the name for sharing audio files designed for devices like the iPod. Audio that is designed for iPods can be played on a variety of audio devices. the rest of the file has time to arrive. podcasting.5 megabytes. (2005). compared with even a few years ago. Listeners are frustrated with the homogeneous nature of traditional radio programming. Audio is an important component of many learning experiences. depending on the file size). including desktop computers fitted with a sound card and speakers. which can be downloading from many sources on the Internet. Using sound to convey understanding and knowledge has a long history. One audio application of interest to educators. It is another way of distributing content online that is now being used in many educational settings.

http://www.p hp/archives/2004/11/02/the-textbookis-audio/ A huge selection of educational and other content in audio format is available at the Podcast Network..edu/ Audio in elearning must reach an acceptable level of quality while maintaining file sizes that allow audio files to be rapidly sent via the Internet. open source software for recording and editing sounds. http://sourceforge.rds.e.com/scwmarapr05sonificatio n.html The Envison Center at Purdue University allows discovery learning through the use of visualization and audio technologies. by podcasting — a technology that allows individuals to share their expertise and interests with others.com/blogs/doug/index.purdue. (i. It is available to download for Mac OS X. Enables instructors to review training or lectures. Kaplan-Leiserson (2005) suggests that using audio files. to personalized media). This frag-mentation is being fueled.envision. Can provide supplementary content or be part of a blended solution.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Audio and Podcasting Tools We are seeing a fragmentation of traditional media — from mass broadcasting to media that is tailored to individual needs. http://www. You can’t add your own notes. Meng (2005) adds that “the ability to timeshift content versus traditional broadcast distribution models expands student teaching and learning opportunities significantly.thepodcastnetwork.net/projects/audacity / A downloadable business textbook using audio only has been developed by David Sturges at the University of Texas. and you can’t put hyperlinks in the middle of an audio stream the way you can with text.com/itunes/ Audacity is free. Provides another channel for material review. http://www. http://www. Microsoft Windows.apple. But there are also limitations to the exclusive use of audio as an educa-tional medium.” Selected Examples Apple’s iTunes site is a major distributor of downloadable music tracks and other audio for playback on an iPod or a computer. Assists non-native speakers. Do Not Reproduce 55 . such as those for iPods.com/ Sound Sense is an article by Ray Girvan in Scientific American on the sense of hearing. GNU/Linux. in part. It is almost impossible to “skim” or “speed-hear” an audio file. helps learning in the following ways: Assists auditory learners. and other operating systems.scientificcomputing. http://www. Provides feedback to learners. Replaces full classroom or online sessions when content simply requires delivery.

htm For a list of podcasting tools.aspx Everything you wanted to know about podcasting can be found at edupodder. freeware.48. CD audio extraction. http://www. sound editing. enhancing.37/teresadeca/webhead s/online-learningenvironments. including software to record and play podcasts.htm#Teaching Dozens of tips on how to use audio and other media in an online classroom can be found on Pink Flamingo’s resource lists.htm RECAP Ltd.ltd. phrases.uk/podcasting/index. http://www.avsmedia. in the UK provides an online directory of educational podcasts and other podcasting resources.audiotoolsdirect.podcasting-tools.uk/eclipse/Resources/ sound.org/ Check out the many helpful articles on using sound in e-learning.org/news/ 2005/05/20/where_to_submit_your_po dcasts.co. recording. http://www.edupodder. go to: http://www. D’Eca in Portugal maintains a fantastic list of Web resources on all aspects of learning online.com/ SearchSync software allows you to search for specific words. Following is a list of the Web addresses of some well-known sound editing software: One audio application of interest to educators. 56 © 2006.masternewmedia. Podcasting is the name for sharing audio files designed for devices like the iPod. http://64.automaticsync. http://www. http://recap.com/ The Education Podcast Network (EPN) tries to bring together educational podcasts in a wide range of subjects that may be useful to teachers in a classroom. and broadcasting are all found on this site.htm A number of audio editors are available on the Web.Audio and Podcasting Tools Online Resources on Audio and Podcasting Teresa A.71. tools. including podcasting.com/resources/dc_medi a.php Over 700 tools for digital audio are found at the Audio Tools Direct Web site.ibritt. playback. DJ mixing. which is gaining in popularity. and utilities for conversion. or sentences from audio Web sites. listed on the Sound Resources page at the E-Learning Centre in the UK.com/lipsync/in dex. Audio and video software.com/AudioTools/in dex.html AVS Audio Tools is a suite of software utilities that can help with audio production and distribution. http://www. shareware.elearningcentre. http://epnweb.com/ Robin Good has posted a list on his blog of sites that accept educational podcast materials. Brandon Hall Research . is podcasting. http://www.com. http://www.

. Podcasting: A new technology in search of viable business models. University of Nebraska.htm Jobbings.cakewalk. (2005). and Higher Education 2003 (pp. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2001(1). http://digitalcommons.org/news/ 2005/05/20/where_to_submit_your_po dcasts. Chesapeake.com/home.sonicfoundry.unl. A. Fox.ht ml Do Not Reproduce 57 . http://www. Luigi (2005). S.masternewmedia. http://firstmonday. Exploring the Use of Data Sonification to Convey Relative Spatial Information.multitrackstudio.. 417-419). Retsema. Healthcare. and Swenson.ViewAbstract&paper_id=149 66 Gerth.edu/dissertatio ns/AAI9929186 Crofts. In G.” providing narration for Web sites in a variety of languages. http://dl. 45-50. Brenda (2001).com/ Sonic Foundry Mediasite http://www.editlib. RECAP (Russell Educational Consultancy and Productions). (2003). VA: AACE. http://www. J. September. Video/Audio Production for InternetBased Courses: An Overview of Technologies for Use on both Desktop and Handheld Devices. Doctoral Dissertation. P. Dilley. Dave (2005).adobe. July 2005.. http://www.org/index.com/ Bremmers Multitrack Studio http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Audio and Podcasting Tools Adobe Audition http://www. http://recap. Ray (2005). B. and Williams.aace.bias-inc. Where To Submit Your Podcasts: Best Podcast Search Engines And Directories. L. Scientific Computing World. Government. April 2005.html Canali De Rossi.) Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate.html Bibliography Buhman.org/3455 Girvan. Richards (Ed. Exploiting the educational potential of podcasting.html Curtis.uk/articles/podguide.com/ Cakewalk SONAR http://www. Audio on the Web: enhance on-line instruction with digital audio.ltd. 2005. M. Dion Cory (1999). May 20. http://www.audiolink. 10(9).cfm?fuseact ion=Reader. Sound Sense.com/ AudioLink employees are considered “narrative sound specialists.com/products/audition/ main.org/issues/issue10_9/ crofts/index.com/scwmarapr05sonificatio n.html Bias Audio Peak Pro http://www.scientificcomputing. First Monday. Robin Good’s Blog.

Eva (2005). http://www.org/2005/jun 2005/0506_trends Meng. Podcasting and Vodcasting. Live Educause online presentation (PowerPoint slides). Podcasts.edu/LibraryDetailP age/666?ID=LIVE0514 58 © 2006. (2005) Narrowcasting 101: Using Blogs.com/adcinstitut e/wpcontent/Missouri_Podcasting_White_Pap er.apple. and Videoblogs in Higher Education.Audio and Podcasting Tools Kaplan-Leiserson. http://edmarketing. and Lomas. Peter (2005). http://www. N. Brandon Hall Research . Learning Circuits. C.pdf Noakes. Trend: Podcasting in Academic and Corporate Learning. June 2005.educause. White paper prepared for the University of Missouri.learningcircuits.

Design. Please also see the sections of this report on assessments and simulations for a list of authoring tools developed for those specific content formats.com/publications/emerging/emerging. Selected Examples Microsoft Corporation produces content development tools that can be converted to Web content. and Evaluation) processes. please see http://www. all content needs to be combined with other content to produce a rich learning experience. many of their products form the basis for the infrastructure used by e-learning applications. Do Not Reproduce 59 . 2005). and. (For details. Learning content is a bit like the food served at an outstanding restaurant – creating it depends on having a great chef and a well-equipped kitchen. The list of authoring tools below includes those tools that produce general Webbased courses or learning objects. In this vein. Implementation. simulations. Further. There are other formal approaches to authoring great content. Further.microsoft. Tozman argues for a Structured Content Development Model (Tozman. most of which I cover in my first book for Brandon Hall Research (Woodill. The Microsoft products most commonly used for developing elearning (aside from programming languages) include the following: FrontPage Live Communications Server PowerPoint Project SharePoint SQL Server Visio Windows Server Word For details on each Microsoft product.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Authoring Tools Related terms Assessments. There are as many types of authoring tools as there are types of media. No authoring tool does everything. shtml). in the end. As well. many of their products form the basis for the infrastructure used by elearning applications. content development. 2004) a systematic teambased approach to content development based on Instructional Systems Design (ISD) and ADDIE (Analysis. Development. Description Great online learning content is created using sound educational principles coupled with robust content authoring tools. either directly or with third party tools.com/ Microsoft Corporation produces content development tools that can be converted to Web content. see: http://www.brandonhall. either directly or with third party tools. rapid e-learning. many learning management systems (LMSs) and learning content management systems (LCMSs) have built-in proprietary authoring systems that are not listed below. entitled Emerging E-Learning: new approaches to delivering engaging online learning content. Reuban Tozman (2005) warns that simply having tools for creating e-learning content (a well-equipped kitchen) does not necessarily lead to great instructional design (outstanding food).

com/ There are hundreds of other content creation and conversion tools used in elearning today. video.AcroTrain – Author elearning courses using PowerPoint. XML.com/newAS/file s/products/acrotrain. Quest – A visual authoring environment with reusable templates. visualization.acroservices. http://www.Capture Station 2.Presenter – Create Flash presentations and e-learning content from PowerPoint slides.adobe. Following is a master list of Web content authoring systems other than Adobe or Microsoft products: Accordent Technologies . http://www.thinkingcap.activeslide.com Anark .htm ActiveSlide. video.accordent. www. music.0 – This device records and synchronizes audio.Thinkcap Studio . http://www.allencomm. http://www. and images and turn them into 3-D training. go to: http://www.com/ Acroservices . http://www.com – Active Slide – Obtain help creating Flash movies. and marketing applications.com Agile .Emerging e-Learning Technologies Authoring Tools Since its acquisition of Macromedia. Do Not Reproduce 60 . Adobe Corporation is probably the leading source of software tools for creating online content.articulateglobal.com/presenter. and data output and instantly turns it into an online rich media production.anark.info/ Allen Communications . Current Adobe offerings that are useful in creating online content include the following: Acrobat After Effects Audition Authorware Breeze Captivate ColdFusion Dreamweaver Director Fireworks Flash Flex FrameMaker FreeHand GoLive Illustrator InDesign PageMaker Photoshop Premiere RoboHelp For details on each Adobe product.A team-oriented authoring environment that uses a Structured Content Development Model to efficiently create consistent SCORMcompliant courseware that may be exported to any LMS. http://www.html Since its acquisition of Macromedia. Adobe Corporation is probably the leading source of software tools for creating online content.Designer’s Edge.Media – Import 3-D Models.com/products/ Articulate .

such as the following: Web. stand alone .com/ There are as many types of authoring tools as there are types of media.co. http://www.e2train.htm Composica . as well as to integrate Flash and PowerPoint content.iLessons – Capture and use Web sites to build online courses within a browser. CD Rom.com/eng/index. rich text.com/inde x. Do Not Reproduce 61 .com/in dex_eng.htm Bernard D&G .lersus.com/ Counterpoint . http://www.com/product s/Pro. pointers. http://www. Builds quizzes.ht m Brainshark Inc.ilessons.com/power point-presentations-index.php e2train .Brainshark Communications Platform – Upload PowerPoint slides and narrate them with this software.turbodemo. .A Web-based e-learning authoring system that offers real-time collaboration among team members and provides a powerful programming-free WYSIWYG environment to create high-quality interactive e-learning content.co.atlanticlink. audio. http://www. DVD-video. video.Kallidus Authoring System – A WYSIWYG authoring tool with built-in support for graphics. http://www.digitalworkshop. hotspots. Finished Opus work can be published in a number of different formats.de/content/enu/produ ct-n-solutions/authoring-system/ Digital Workshop .Allows nonprogrammers to generate complex.Opus Pro – Rapid development tool.Dynamic Power Trainer – A rapid development authoring environment with WYSIWYG real-time preview .bridge-pt.uk/ DELFI Software – LERSUS – A rapid development authoring tool that requires no programming skills.exe files.dynamicpowertrainer. http://www.TurboDemo – Create demos in a few minutes with screen capture and assembly. http://www. video. http://www.Composica Enterprise .shtml Dynamic Media . Flash. including the following: Drag-and-drop images.Content Point . http://presentation. or Macromedia Flash media presentations. http://www.brainshark. pop-up messages. http://www.Intiva Adds Flash animations and interactivity to e-learning courses without programming. Integrates various media.copycatsoftware.composica.com/ CopyCat – Studio One – Has a Simulation wizard (MiMiC) to create realistic simulations.asp Bridge People and Technology CourseWare – Guild linear HTML pages with FlowHow and simulations using screen shots with ShowHow.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Authoring Tools Atlantic Link . Webbased e-learning content quickly and easily. and animation. http://www.uk/contentpoint. and PowerPoint slides. buttons.com/ Business Performance Technology .elearningpowertools.

Thesis – Thesis takes Microsoft Office produced content and converts it to SCORM-conformant packages.Eedo ForceTen – Rapid content authoring with drag-anddrop tools. Has templates for authoring simulations without programming.Development Kits – Create Flash courses.com Imaira Digital Media .eclipsys. graphics.com/ Generation21 Learning Systems Knowledge Assembler – A colorful graphical user interface and "drag-anddrop" design makes assembling and modifying courses a breeze.htm Harbinger Knowledge Products .sculptoris. and installation files. Import rich media and customize graphics.asp Eedo Knowledgeware .com/products/forceten. Post the characters on any Web site.com/index.com/ Horizon Wimba – CourseGenie – Create content using Microsoft Word. and/or tests and quizzes with these authoring tools.Elicitus Content Publisher – Part of a suite of products for rapid online content development.KnowledgeHub Authoring Services – Web-based tool using templates that facilitates rapid e-learning content development and deployment. and.experiencebuilders. http://www. http://www. http://www.Epistudio – Import PowerPoint files and easily synch narration with slides. http://www.com No authoring tool does everything. html E-Learning Consulting . http://www.gen21. without programming knowledge. in the end.com/Solutions/Elear ning.elementk. Brandon Hall Research .elicitus.com/ Hunter Stone .com Element K . http://www.Authoring Tools Eclipsys Corporation .e-learningconsulting.Sculptoris Voices Studio – Create 2-D and 3-D characters that speak in lip synch with this tool set. http://www. http://www.horizonwimba.p df Experience Builders LLC – Experience Builder – Build online role-playing simulations with this tool. 62 © 2006. http://www.com/reaxia_files/E pistema_Epistudio_productsheet_2006. creating a CD of courseware exercises that include all related files. http://www. all content needs to be combined with other content to produce a rich learning experience. http://www.com/ka. and then convert it to a SCORM-compliant course with this software.hunterstone. Designed for subject matter experts – not instructional designers or programmers – with wizard-like functionality and graphical templates.asp?orgi d=22&storyTypeID=&sid=&menuID=127 & (e)pistema .EasyAuthor Publishes newly developed courseware in one step through the One Button Publishing feature.eedo. HTML courses. Powerful Object Sharing and Versioning tools eliminate duplicitous work.epistema.

shtml Itaca .Used to create presentations without programming skills. and animations with tests and interactivity.ExpertAuthor – With the built-in software simulation tool. http://www.ipsinc. Do Not Reproduce 63 .impatica.EasyProf .uk/ INTEC . http://www. http://www. http://www.seminar.elearninginabox. http://www. create courses specifically on how to use computer software. Has its own built-in learning management system. http://www. and PowerPoint into a set of templates.knowledgeplanet.knowledgepresenter.de/ Impatica .E-Learning in a Box – Use this system to author in MS Word or PowerPoint. from software simulations and multiple choice quizzes to fully synchronized multimedia presentations. Built-in testing engine.asp Knowledge Quest .lecturnity. combining multimedia content like video. http://www. http://www.com/downloads/IPS_CourseBuilder_Br ochure. multimedia training content without any prior programming knowledge.LECTURNITY – A rapid development tool that includes the ability to record and quickly publish lectures online.Impatica for PowerPoint – A PowerPoint converter that enables content to be projected using a Blackberry PDA.pdf Intuition .intecllc.js p Knowledge Planet . http://www. http://www. http://www.com/ KnowledgeXtensions – Kbridge – A tool that allows maximum reuse of content and scalability from an XML-based.knowledgextensions.com/home/home.intuition.WTDS-Web Training Development System .com/flashh ome.com/ Integrated Performance Systems .com/ Information Transfer . with no programming and no plugins.ie/software/publisher.co. centralized knowledge base.com/ KnowledgeXtensions .iPerform Course Builder – A rapid and easy to use authoring tool based on Flash templates. http://www.com/pro dserv. audio.Firefly Publisher – Includes simulation authoring and dragand-drop importing of rich media. Word.htm Kookaburra Studios KnowledgePresenter – Tool to create fully interactive SCORM-compliant e-learning lessons.Enables courseware developers to create and publish interactive.easyprof.Intuition Publisher – A rapid development tool that allows users to import Flash.Seminar Author – A rapid development tool that produces SCORM-conformant e-learning modules.knowledgequest.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Authoring Tools imc AG .com/ Learning content is a bit like the food served at an outstanding restaurant – creating it depends on having a great chef and a wellequipped kitchen.

customcourse. and other online presentations for play back to students.mindiq. .ScreenWatch Producer – Records lectures.com/index. Works with SAP Learning Solution. http://www.instant-demo.ht m Great online learning content is created using sound educational principles coupled with robust content authoring tools.Integral Coaching – MOS Solo – A multilingual rapid development tool that requires no programming.com . course publisher.mohive.com MaxIT Corporation – Visual Course Builder – A template based authoring tool for rapid development without the need for any programming skills. http://www.screenwatch.SNAP! Studio – A course builder. http://www. http://www.learn. and course player all in one software package.com McKinnon-Mulherin Inc.uk/ MindIQ . http://www.DazzlerMax – A template based authoring tool for rapid development that allows the user to embed multiple media types. PowerPoint slides. http://www.Design-a-Course – A PowerPoint to e-learning courses converter.Banshee – Rapid development authoring tool with templates for multiple kinds of screens typically used in e-learning. http://www.com/ OPTX International .maxit. http://www.asp?id =178410&page=4&mode=show MaxIT Corporation .html Mohive – Enterprise e-Learning Publishing System – An authoring environment with advanced workflow support and the ability to be integrated with a variety of learning management systems.ph p MindOnSite . http://www. and assessment content is input and uploaded into the course by the client administrator via the easy-to-use browserbased admin system.NetPlay Instant Demo – Screen recording software for developing online presentations and demos. with a built-in learning management system.maxit. 64 © 2006.com/tbt/dac/index. Brandon Hall Research . http://www.percepsys.htm MediaMaker .com/ Percepsys .CourseMaker Studio – Multifeatured authoring environment that synchronizes text to audio and integrates with many other learning technologies.co. Ready-made button and navigation aids.mindonsite.Authoring Tools Learn.learnerland.com/coursegen. http://www.mckinnonmulherin.ch/eLearning/EN /index.com MyKnowledgeMap .LEARNERLand – Text. graphics. http://www.com/learncenter.com/ NetPlay Software .Custom Learning Studio – Rapid development tool set with a hotspot editor and storytelling templates.

com Respondus . http://www. http://www.Scribe Studio – A rapid development tool for the Web.htm Suddenly Smart . and assessments.com/smartbui lder-web/sb_author.shtml Reusable Objects .com/ Scribe Studio . http://www. http://www.softchalk. When content is developed. http://www. http://www. Microsoft PowerPoint. http://www. http://nuvvo. Do Not Reproduce 65 . http://www.Publisher Professional .Emerging e-Learning Technologies Authoring Tools podia .In minutes.Flash Companion eLearning Studio – Create interactive Flash based courseware that is AICC. JPEGs.sensalearning.com/sensasol ution.ReadyGo! – A PowerPoint to Flash converter. Courses can be posted.jsp?id=17558 Sensa – Sensa Presenter – Rich media course development software using comprehensive online development templates and tools. Audio.A free rapid development tool that is designed for authoring single courses.An intuitive environment embedded within Microsoft Word for easily creatiing interactive learning materials.StudyMate – Author ten Flashbased activities and games using three simple templates. customizable flashcards.suddenlysmart. image labeling.teknical. crosswords.E-Learning Objects . http://www.com/common/a ffiliateRefer.com/Products/elear ning_objects. http://www. http://www.pointecast.htm SoftChalk – LessonBuilder – A Webbased lesson editor with interactive learning games.scribestudio.ViewletBuilder – Screen sequencing capture software that allows users to easily add narration to produce online demos.net/ PointeCast .cfm Serco (technical) .respondus.reusableobjects.podia.podiaOnDemand . http://www. and Flash.com/ …many learning management systems (LMSs) and learning content management systems (LCMSs) have built-in proprietary authoring systems. image hotspot activities.rapidintake.com Rapid Intake .net ReadyGo . GIFs.com/products/stud ymate.Create and publish multimedia presentations on the Internet using Video.Nuvvo . matching games.CONSTRUCT Author –A tool that allows people without any HTML programming skills to rapidly develop SCORM-compliant e-learning courses and assessments.com/ Qarbon .readygo. popups. without knowing code.qarbon.SmartBuilder – Authoring tool that incorporates the capabilities of Flash into a visual working environment. a customizable.com/ Savvica .or SCORMcompliant. turn PowerPoint presentations into high-quality. interactive Flash presentations and online training. password-protected Web site is automatically created for this content at the Web address of the user's choice. either from scratch or by converting existing MS Office documents.

http://www. images. or Spanish.Authoring Tools SumTotal . audio.php?from=menu SyberWorks .php ?content=products/scobuilder There are hundreds of content creation and conversion tools used in elearning today.toolbook. http://www.ToolBook Instructor – A full featured authoring tool for creating simulations. CD.ToolBook Assistant – A rapid development authoring tool that requires no programming knowledge. http://www. htm Techsmith .com/learn_assistant .Workforce Connections – Free content development software that is available to individuals.2conformant objects and assessments.htm time4you GmbH .com/products/lc.Presentation Studio . http://www.webex.Built-in authoring tools allow you to instantly create dynamic multimedia presentations by easily integrating PowerPoint slides. Brandon Hall Research .de/ibt/main/en/sit e/time4you/ibt/en/start. and wizards.toolbook.time4you.com/camtasia. 66 © 2006. video. http://www.syberworks.AuthoLearn – An authoring tool that produces SCORM 1.Web Author – A rapid development environment that produces learning objects.westcliffdata.asp TrainVision .dol. http://www.Learning Composer – A tool used to easily author learning objects with a repository for SCORM-compliant content. and text. http://workforceconnections. content conversion.com/ US Government .h tml Travantis – Lectora – A full featured authoring system that includes drag-anddrop authoring.php?from=menu SumTotal .html Westcliff – SCObuilder. SCORMxt – Take content developed in other software packages and convert them to SCORM packages.uk/index.cxjsp?pos=ibtAut horing Trainersoft – Desktop Author .asp TEDS . templates.teds. French.trainvision. Develop AICC-compliant WBT or CD-Rom courses in English.lectora. and rapid simulation.Camstasia Studio – Record screens and inputs from Web cams. http://www. http://www.com/learn_assistant .IBT Content Solution – A set of tools that allows for Web authoring.techsmith. or Network. kiosks.com/product_sa.com/Technology.A rapid development package that produces elearning content and assessments for Quick Delivery on the Web. http://www.funeducation.co. Provides a course design template using Microsoft Word.com/products/t rainersoft/trainersoft8. and highly interactive e-learning content. http://www.com/services/webpresentation-svc. http://www.gov/ Webex .

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Do Not Reproduce 69 . the avatar may represent an actual human being. the avatar almost always operates as an agent of the e-learning application.” Maldonado et al. In the area of psychotherapy. simulations Description The term “avatar” comes from a Sanskrit word meaning an incarnation in human form. a great deal could be learnt by observing psychotherapy patients as they project an image.” Deuchar and Nodder (2004) are more precise in describing an avatar as “a computer generated graphic representation of a user within a 3Dimension (3-D) Virtual Reality (VR) environment therefore enabling the user to take on a visible persona. (2005) experimented with the use of avatars as “emotional companions. It is a safe way to practice to reduce social and physiological anxieties. In some situations. In the context of elearning. learners could enter the world of a sufferer of anxiety and panic. expose their weaknesses in this image and confront unpleasant situations to build confidence. for example. Seth (2003) says that “an avatar. An avatar is a virtual character that represents (or stands in for) a person in an online environment. Deuchar and Nodder (2004) give these examples: “Educators in various disciplines may offer their students the ability to assume a different persona to experience the world of another.” Technologies used to make avatars seem believable and socially aware include the following: • Human-like face and body-generation and animation • Speech-recognition or at least textual or multi-choice input • Speech-generation with text-to-speech (TTS) systems with lip-synch speech synthesis • Emotion-simulation where appropriate and feasible • Chat and story telling capabilities Using avatars in educational 3-D environments allows individuals to immerse themselves in role-playing for the purpose of learning. in the broadest sense.” Results from their study of 76 Japanese college students showed that “cooperative co-learners have a positive impact on students’ performance and experience. Similarly. avatars are most commonly used as teachers and coaches but are also used to represent learners. and generally simulates human activity. games. especially in gamebased learning activities. but in e-learning.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Avatars Related terms Agents. is an image that represents one party in an interactive exchange. An avatar is a virtual character that represents (or stands in for) a person in an online environment. as well as increasing perceptions of the character’s intelligence and credibility.” This indicates that emotionally realistic avatars may be important in the near future as companions who can support positive learning outcomes.

the AVATAR-Conference project aims to develop a toolkit to set up and administer virtual online confer-ences.oddcast. http://www.com/home/ The DA Group in the UK has a set of “eLearning Mentors.com / Advance Chatbot Solutions allows you to try talking to different avatars. Their Surveybots have been shown to be twice as effective in getting people to answer survey questions online. Brandon Hall Research .html Online Resources In Europe.html NOAH is a Flash-based system that enables you to use a NOAH avatar for Web-based or CD-based projects. In the toolkit.redwoodelearning.com/eclipping s/2006/07/top_20_educatio.com/ Some aspects of Second Life have been used for education and training.co.uk/chatbots/ An avatar that signs in ASL has been developed by Vcom3D. See a case study and a presentation on how to create an online avatar at: http://www. users are represent-ed as avatars.co. has designed software that enables businesses to set up marketing programs with avatars that talk to customers.codebaby. http://www.sculptoris. http://www.Avatars Selected Examples CodeBaby is software that creates online talking avatars that can be used in educational settings. http://blogoehlert.com Second Life is a virtual environment where you can create avatars to represent yourself. in cooperation with a number of groups.tmmy.” which are avatars that teach. Inc. http://www.telsim.com/solutions/elea rning/ With Sculptoris Voices Studio you can create 2-D and 3-D characters that speak in lip synch and post the characters on any Web site. http://www. The system will be design-ed as a scalable. Pick a character at: http://secondlife.vcom3d. Try them at: http://www. Mark Oelhert provides a list of the top 20 educational destinations within Second Life.daden. NOAH can be used as a coach in an e-learning applications or to add life to your Web page. See them in action at: http://www.com/ Knowledge Avatars are intelligent tutors that emulate the knowledge of experts.gr/Avatar_Conference / The term “avatar” comes from a Sanskrit word meaning an incarnation in human form. 70 © 2006.uk/html/12_solutions/1-2-1_ementor. http://www.exodus.knowledgeenvironments. See: http://www. offering a large number of supportive functions. modular application.typepad. Ideally they contain content knowledge as well as teaching expertise.com/ Redwood e-Learning uses coaching avatars for online teaching.com/ New York-based Oddcast Inc.

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blogs declare exactly what will happen when a post is submitted. one issue with Weblogs involves how to evaluate their impact on learners. if any. “Blogging is this decade's citizens' band radio. blogs are changing corporate training in profound ways. The core purpose of submitting comments to a blog is not universally understood.” The Catalyst Group. Mainstream consumer expectations for assistance. Blogs are proliferating at a great rate in educational environments because they are so easy to use. much lower level of activity that is sustainable and actually useful. Similarly. Customer service is an area in which the potential of blogging is being explored. screencasting. A blog can be used as a newsletter or can take the place of a newsletter as a However.Blogs Related terms Crunkies. 72 © 2006. thereby participating in an ongoing online conversation. Some of the benefits of “Enterprise Blogging” as identified by Clyde (2005) include the following: Blogs can be useful sources of information. A form of online publishing. Weblogs or blogs are online journals that invite readers to add comments. there are many who think the use of blogs is changing the very fabric of formal education. Blogs are a tool for knowledge management and knowledge sharing. a fad which booms insanely then drops back to a much. education. as the following examples show. video blogging. in a 2005 study entitled “Net Rage”: A Study of Blogs and Usability. Few. Blogs can be used as a project management tool. Weblogs Description Weblogs or blogs are online journals that invite readers to add comments. cite the following as problems with blogs: Visitors may not recognize they are on a blog. Brandon Hall Research . and context far outstrip implementing the blog interface and feature elements. blogs can be used within a classroom or a community. who wrote. Blogs do not always identify themselves as blogs. Nevertheless.” As well. thereby participating in an ongoing online conversation. However. Clyde adds. For teachers. Blogs are used for communication. in a note of caution. the use of blogs in education is here to stay. Coursey (2005) quotes reader Curt Gowan. or they can be open to the general public. “A potential problem is that blogging does not fit with the corporate culture of many organisations. hundreds of thousands of people have started a blog but have not added material to it beyond the first few pages. Blogs can be used as a competitive intelligence tool. Blogs are used for marketing.

elearnspace.g. His matrix of uses of blogs in education is particularly interesting. see: http://structuredblogging.net/category/bloggingfor-education/ Jay Cross has at least two blogs about elearning – Internet Time and InformL.com/cs_id/tr ainingblog/ George Siemens of Winnipeg.com/0110772/storie s/2003/03/13/towardsStructuredBloggin g. Most blog writing is unstructured.blogburst. movie reviews look different than recipes. These new phones are integrated with Google's Blogger application. http://www. It’s found at: http://www. His blog. In this approach. http://www.jsp?cc= ca&lc=en&ver=4000&template=pc3_1_1 &zone=pc&lm=pc3&prid=4870 Most blogs are personal journals of individuals.sonyericsson. Do Not Reproduce 73 .2megapixel blogging phone.html http://radio.org/ http://carapace.com/ Blogs are proliferating at a great rate in educational environments because they are so easy to use.com/ Jenna Sweeny.com/wordpress/ http://informl. their PDA will send them a message about the place they are visiting.edtechpost.com/spg.com/ Sony Ericsson has developed a 3. an applications company. One attempt to change this is called structured blogging. This makes it difficult for search engines to sort out the content of blogs. For more information. When someone the user knows arrives. if they have subscribed to the blog. http://www.wavemarket.internettime.org/blog/ Scott Leslie is another prolific blogger in the education space. President of an instructional design firm. Canada. the structure of blog entries depends on the type of content – e. Find it at: http://www. other than simple word searching.gif BlogBurst – market a blog to mainstream media through the BlogBurst network. although occasionally there can be multiple contributors to a blog.cramersweeney.weblogs.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Blogs Selected Examples A crunkie is a new type of blog posting that is linked to a certain geographical location.weblogs. both worth reading for the latest developments in thinking about elearning (Jay coined the term “e-learning” back in 1997).elearnspace.ca/gems/matrix2 . is a prolific source on many aspects of elearning. is a great resource.html James Farmer is a frequent and critical contributor to the online debates on the future of technology and education. His blog is at: http://blogsavvy. with a wide range of writing styles. Crunkies are the brainchild of Wavemarket. has a blog on Corporate Training and e-Learning.us/archives/026 753. http://www. http://www.

blogcatalog.com/ Listings of subject area specific blogs are emerging in academic disciplines.htm …blogs are changing corporate training in profound ways.google. http://blogpulse.anecdote.co. In March 2006.uk/eclipse/Resources/ elblogs.” For a huge list of educational blogs that relate to social studies. Get the guide at: http://www. which analyzes trends in blog site topics.htm The Pew Internet and American Life Project has published a report entitled Bloggers: a portrait of the Internet’s new storytellers. “blogs are cool.pdf Shawn Callahan in Australia has written a white paper on building a “technician’s blog” to help technicians share information with each other and with the company’s sales force and customers.blogspot.Blogs Track the blogsphere with Blogpulse.metaxucafe.com/ Michael Bergman has written a very comprehensive guide to setting up a blog. http://www.pdf 74 © 2006. there were 891 educational blogs listed.pewinternet. has compiled a large bibliography on the topic of blogs.org/socialstudies/ blogs. including educational blogging.37/teresadeca/webhead s/online-learningenvironments. based on his four-month diary of setting up his own blog with WordPress.mkbergman.com/directory/ed ucation_and_training Susan Herzog.org/pdfs/PIP%20 Bloggers%20Report%20July%2019%202 006.pdf Danny Maas has produced a set of online videos on educational blogging that cover all the basics. http://www.php Online Resources BlogCatalog is a listing of blogs of all types. http://www.htm#Teaching There are hundreds of blogs on educational computing. a librarian. Brandon Hall Research . A comprehensive listing is maintained by the e-Learning Centre in the UK.postgenomic. View them at: http://video. Teresa A. check out this site: http://www3.com.com/ Postgenomic (life sciences blogs) http://www.71. http://www. You can scan the entries in BlogBib at: http://blog-bib. Find her work at: http://64.essdack. These include the following: MetaxuCafe (literary blogs) http://www.au/papers/Co nnectingPeoplewithContent.elearningcentre.com/wpcontent/themes/ai3/files/BlogGuide/Blo gGuide050919.com/index.48.com/videoplay?docid =-54633740168105430&q=tilt According to eighth graders. D’Eca in Portugal maintains a fantastic list of Web resources on all aspects of learning online.

com/issues/130105 . September/October. Ways to use Weblogs in education. James (2005).com/article2/0. March 24. EduBlog Insights.downes. http://www.htm Catalyst Group (2005).pdf Pierce. Blogs Really Aren’t So Unique. 39(5). has written a guide on how to be noticed and attract readers to your blog.org/news/20 04/09/29/blogging_communities_and_th e_knowledge.everyhuman. http://www.pdf Clyde.eschoolnews.com/work/theses8.freepint. (2006).ca/cgibin/page. Enterprise blogging. Syracuse University.com Bibliography Bergman. September 2005.com/wwwtools/m/10171.pdf A form of online publishing.com/cof actors/upload/Blog_usability_report. http://www. Robin Good Blog. Sept. and Fox.174. http://www. New York. Group And Multi-User Blog Platforms Compared. July 19. Do Not Reproduce 75 .catalystgroupdesign.waypath.pewinternet. July 11. 5.asp Davis.htm Canali De Rossi. Luigi (2005). July 14.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Blogs WWWTools collects interesting links on a number of topics related to online education.fasfind. FreePint Newsletter. 14-26. To see their list of interesting links on educational blogging.teachesme. http://www. http://www.cfm?ArticleID=6208 Torio.educause. Master’s Thesis. eWeek.asp Lenhart. EDUCAUSE Review. January 13. Robin Good Blog. 2006. Bloggers: a portrait of the Internet’s new storytellers. http://anne2. No. http://www.com/wpcontent/themes/ai3/files/BlogGuide/Blog Guide050919. A. cfm?x=0&rid=10171 Stephen Downes.masternewmedia. Blogging Communities and the Knowledge Enterprise.mkbergman. Comprehensive Guide to a Professional Blog Site: A WordPress Example. http://www.htm#feature Coursey.lo w.org/news/20 05/05/16/group_and_multiuser_blog_plat forms.com.cgi?db=post&q=crdate=112258 8384&format=full Waypath is a Blog Discovery Engine that helps users find new blogs to read from the millions in the blogosphere. Stephen (2004).com/2004/10/ 05/ways-to-use-weblogs-in-education/ Downes. Dennis (2006). www. AI3 White Paper.com/news/sho wStoryts. “Net Rage”: A Study of Blogs and Usability. Anne (2004). Panelists: blogs are changing education. blogs can be used within a classroom or a community. Pew Internet and American Life Project.pdf Canali De Rossi. David (2005). Michael (2005).1895. Oct. 2006. Syracuse. 29. go to: http://m. 2005. http://www. S. http://www.edu/pub/er/erm0 4/erm0450.eweek. Luigi (2004).00. eSchool News Online. 1837604.org/pdfs/PIP%2 0Bloggers%20Report%20July%2019%20 2006.masternewmedia. Laurel (2005). Educational Blogging. http://www. May 16. or they can be open to the general public.12. Blogs: a global conversation. a senior researcher with the National Research Council of Canada.

Netscape. (http://www. http://www. blogs. thin clients. while Opera.com/firefox/).mozilla. For a complete listing of FireFox “addons” see: https://addons. or at least their influence is decreasing. This is especially true for business-to-business commerce.” These include extensions (programs that add functionality to FireFox). 2001). and “themes. 76 © 2006. Internet Explorer. and photo sharing.mozilla. http://www. plugins (programs that convert or play content within a browser). It integrates nextgeneration Web technologies such as RSS content feeds. has a small following. it has never been much of a threat to Internet Explorer. Flock was launched in October 2005.mozilla.com/ The Mozilla Project set out to develop open source standards for Web browsers and mail clients. Like all technology innovation curves.com/ What most people don't realize is that there are hundreds of smaller browsers out there with very small market share. Already there is talk of a "browserless Web” (Cox.omnigroup. (http://www. allowing users to move through it using 3-D tools. For example.” Themes allow the user to change the look and feel of the browser.opera. the defeat of the Netscape browser. Brandon Hall Research . and the rise to supremacy of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. bookmarking.com/ FireFox allows many “add-ons. turned it into an open source project – the Mozilla Firefox browser. search engines. which owned the rights to Netscape. a browser that has been around for a long time. http://www. as more and more applications become directly available through the Internet. Based on the metaphor of the World Wide Web as a book.org/?application= firefox Flock is an open source browser built on the FireFox code base. Once it was clear that the Netscape browser was on the way out. using a browser is synonymous with the World Wide Web. What most people don't realize is that there are hundreds of smaller browsers out there with very small market share. Webtops Description For many. Their efforts have resulted in the FireFox Web browser and the Thunderbirds mail client.com) The truth is that browsers themselves may be disappearing.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Browsers Related terms FireFox. they may not be necessary as navigational devices.com/applications /omniweb/ Active Worlds is an example of how to navigate the Web without a traditional browser.activeworlds. America Online. http://www. the history of browsers shows a “winner” and a number of “losers. Selected Examples OmniWeb is a powerful browser with advanced features that is specifically designed to work with Macintosh computers.” The browser wars of the late 1990s resulted in the demise of the Mosaic browser. The Internet is treated as a virtual space.flock. where many applications interact with each other automatically.

2000061733.wikipedia. WashingtonPost.” Read two entries on this topic at: http://blogoehlert. Network World. 2004. 16. http://www.. Picking the Right Browser: issues in specifying a browser for e-learning and knowledge management. Most of these are archived at: http://browsers.com/desi gn/browsers_list. http://www. OmniWeb 5.typepad. decreasing… (2006) The Webtop. 742. 2006.com/eclippings /2006/07/continuing_to_p. John (2001). Oct.htm The truth is that browsers themselves may be disappearing. Advanced browser gives taste of Web 2.pdf LeMay.networkworld.39218173. ZDNet Australia. and Horton.com/courses/mast ers/pdf/edu722_PickingBrowser.com.zdnet.com.wikipedia.00.html Online Resources Wikipedia has the most coverage of browsers.washingtonpost. Still Perfecting its Pitch.0.php3 Bibliography Cox. K.typepad. Renai (2005). http://db. 2001.cnn.org/wiki/Comparison_ of_web_browsers Web Browser: http://en. Malik. May 16. or at least their influence is Schonfeld. O. (2002). 2005. Make way for the ‘browserless Web’. http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Browsers Mark Oelhert has been floating an idea on his blog for an alternative to browsers. Opera Browser.html?referrer=email 77 © 2006. Brandon Hall Research . E. Michael (2006).acgi?tbart=07 775 Horton. Aug.com. No.html http://blogoehlert.com/getbits.h talk of a tm "browserless Web” Tedeschi. called “Webtops.org/wiki/Web_browser Well over 100 browsers for the World Wide Web have been developed.com/wpdyn/content/article/2006/07/29/AR2006 072900038.com/2006/02/24/smbu already there is siness/business2_nextnet_webtop/index. http://money. July 30. http://www. 2002. William Horton Consulting. CO. Adam (2004). TidBits.org/ Another comprehensive list of browsers is found at the Web Developers Notes site. M.html Engst.au/news/software/s oa/Advanced_browser_gives_taste_of_We b_2_0/0.bestdegree. These articles include the following: List of Web Browsers: http://en.com/news/2001 /0129browserless. CNN Money. Boulder.evolt.0: The Powerful Web Browser. across several articles. W.webdevelopersnotes. and Copeland. 21. Jan. http://www. 29.org/wiki/List_of_web_b rowsers Comparison of Web Browsers: http://en.com/eclippings /2006/05/an_evaluation_o.tidbits.wikipedia.

2004): Students answer multiple-choice questions anonymously without fear of failure. 2006. clickers. The devices give students feedback about the limitations of their knowledge. One response is to try to make the traditional classroom and the large lecture hall more responsive and interactive. and archiving of questions The use of clickers can become an inclass Web application.Classroom Response Systems Related terms Audience response systems. Clickers permit question types other than multiple-choice. voting systems Description The advent of e-learning has clearly put traditional classroom teaching on the defensive. classroom response systems with clickers use either infrared rays or radio signals to communicate with a hub that is connected to an instructor's computer. display. as is the case with a technology called classroom response systems. classroom response systems with clickers use either infrared rays or radio signals to communicate with a hub that is connected to an instructor's computer. costs can be an issue. 78 © 2006. Student answers are available immediately to the instructor. increasing their motivation to learn. The devices keep students alert and involved. giving almost instant feedback. The use of clickers has several advantages. Brandon Hall Research . management. including the following (summarized from Cassidy. With this technology it is possible to do the following: Associate an individual with his/her answer Map the classroom and display student answers seat by seat Allow or require students to answer in small groups Support the creation. However. Students can “click in” at the beginning of a class to register their attendance and can click again to answer questions the instructor poses during the lecture. Resembling remote controls used for home entertainment equipment. integrated with other types of learning technologies. This is especially true for postsecondary education where a lecture delivered to hundreds of students in a large classroom often results in alienation between the lecturer and the students. Beatty. classroom communication systems. The devices can instantly construct histograms of class-wide answers for the instructor and display the histogram to students using an overhead projector. or clickers. There are time-consuming Resembling remote controls used for home entertainment equipment. both for students and for those supporting their use in the classroom. as Stone (2004) points out: “…these systems come with many hidden costs.

h tm Qwizdom provides a well-designed set of keypads that younger students will likely find to be “cool. and military settings.h-itt.htm SmartRoom Learning Solutions provides classroom response technology that is integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint software. higher education. http://www. This includes the fact that faculty are also more involved and may enjoy the higher level of challenge an interactive class can produce.qwizdom. This includes the fact that faculty are also more involved and may enjoy the higher level of challenge an interactive class can produce.com/Default.” http://www. the costs and headaches multiply. Selected Examples The following are vendors of Classroom Response Systems: eInstruction’s Classroom Performance System is used in K-12. suggesting that it transforms the traditional lecture in many positive ways.learnstar.htm LearnStar is an interactive system where each student gets a QWERTY keyboard.edu/projec ts/ASKIT In spite of the costs.au/ELearnin g/AudienceResponseSystems/Home. training the faculty member to use the software. http://www. Do Not Reproduce 79 . suggesting that it transforms the traditional lecture in many positive ways.einstruction. many faculty members who use this technology are enthusiastic about it.” In spite of the costs.com/products_int erwrite.com/audi ence-response-systems/index.pearsonncs. http://www. http://umperg.com. allowing questions beyond the simple multiple-choice type. and supporting students who have trouble ‘activating’ or ‘reactivating’ their clicker.com/ H-ITT Classroom Response System is a low cost system that is integrated with Pearson Publishing textbook.umass. http://www.htm Option Technologies Interactive has a classroom response system.physics.com/index. corporate.asp x Pearson USA adds a “challenge board” to its interactive clicker software. many faculty members who use this technology are enthusiastic about it.html InterWrite Personal Response System (formerly EduCue PRS) is used in over 300 universities. As multiple brands (typically not interoperable) yoked to different textbooks are adopted on a single campus.optiontechnologies.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Classroom Response Systems issues (and therefore costs) in terms of installing the receivers and software in a classroom. http://www. http://www.com/cps/index. http://www.pearsoned.gtcocalcomp. http://www.com/ Online Resources University of Massachusetts’ Physics Education Research Group’s Assessing Student Knowledge with Instructional Technology (ASK-IT) project has a list of resources on classroom response systems.com/index.asp Pearson Education Australia has its own unique KEEPAD.smartroom.

3. Ian (2004). R. 2004. integrated with other types of learning technologies. NJ: Prentice Hall. Brandon Hall Research .edu/tsec/jim /CRS/pdf%20files/keypad%20compariso ns.edu/academic/cit/ser vices/cps/ECARCRS. Paper presesented at the AUPEC 2002 Conference.elearning. No. Inside CUA.amazon.pdf The use of clickers can become an inclass Web application. and Lederman. Feb. Anne (2006).pdf Burnstein.net/display.cua.active-learning-site.ubc.com/gp/product/01 35654416/102-14324368908931?v=glance&n=283155 Stone.cfm?page =966 Bibliography Beatty. http://www.aclearn. http://www.jmu. Melbourne.edu/articleprinter1. http://www. 80 © 2006. http://www.educause. (2003). See “Clicker Links” at: http://wiki. http://www.com The University of British Columbia maintains a Wiki with a section on clickers. The Physics Teacher. Australia. The site contains reviews of classroom and online voting systems. July 7. This class clicks! Wireless devices promote interactive learning. http://www. ELearning Dialogue.utexas. Comparison of different commercial wireless keypad systems.edu/ir/library/pdf/ ELI7002.uq.pdf Mazur. Q.pdf Cassidy.ca/Clickers The University of Texas has a useful Web site of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the use of clickers in the classroom. 7 things you should know about…Clickers.Classroom Response Systems The Active Learning Web site lists many resources for active learning.cisat. Research Bulletin.campustechnology.utexas. Eric (1997). http://www.edu/academic/cit/ho wto/labinstructions/cpsfaqs. Beware publishing reps bearing “free” gifts that click. 2006. EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research.cfm EDUCAUSE (2005). Peer Instruction: a user’s manual. Educause Learning Initiative. 272-275.asp?id=154 &IssueDate=7/7/2004#view Su. including material on the use of classroom response systems.au/~aupec/aupec0 2/Final-Papers/Q-SU1. (2002) Teaching innovation using a computerized audience response system. 41(5). Tom (2004). Volume 2004. Upper Saddle River.itee. http://inside. http://www. 3. March 3. Transforming Student Learning with Classroom Communications Systems.html The Community Learning Resource Web site supports adult and community learning.com/news_issue.edu. https://sharepoint.cfm ?file=/051103/story2.

a Community of Practice) Process Support (systems that support repetitive workflows) Processes supporting collaboration can include generation (e.g. clarification. Do Not Reproduce 81 . and collaborating. Timothy Butler and David Coleman (2003) suggest five fundamental models of working together: Library (a few people place material in a repository. evaluation. organization.g.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Collaboration Tools Related terms Cooperation.. The Institute for the Future.. many respond. reduction.. doing.g. These products can be divided into the following categories: Collaborative Working Spaces and Resources Sharing Software Communities of Practice Management Software Project and Team Management Software Virtual Classrooms with Collaboration Features Web Conferencing Software with Collaboration Features Following is a list of the best known in each of the above categories: The big news for emerging elearning is the shift to collaboration tools and social software. and consensus building. it requires skill and experience. Facilitating collaboration is not an easy task. a Request for Proposal system) Team (a small group working together on a project) Community (e. as we move from a model of instructor-led teaching of individuals to one of learner-led finding. social bookmarking. in its 2005 report Technologies of Cooperation. This represents a fundamental shift in how learning takes place. e. social networking Description The big news for emerging e-learning is the shift to collaboration tools and social software. many draw on it) Solicitation (a few people place requests. Selected Examples Hundreds of vendors are producing and selling collaboration software products. identifies “eight key clusters” of collaboration tools: Self-Organizing Mesh Networks Community Computing Grids Peer Production Networks Social Mobile Computing Group-Forming Networks Social Software Social Accounting Tools Knowledge Collectives There are many different ways to collaborate. through brainstorming).

http://www. http://www.Teamspace is a groupware system for international Webbased collaboration and virtual teamwork. http://www. jot down notes. and Alerts (time-sensitive notifications) offer rich communications.com There are many different ways to collaborate. Create your own team and work together with colleagues all over the world.advancedreality.Bantu is a powerful communication and collaboration platform. and communication. It also provides Short Message Service (SMS) alerts. http://www. calendar. voice and data collaboration.html AdventNet – Zoho Virtual Office is groupware that provides a virtual collaboration platform where individuals and groups can communicate. intellectual property management.Advanced Reality has a set of P2P collaboration products that allow users to work directly together on various applications.Annotea is a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) LEAD (Live Early Adoption and Demonstration) project under Semantic Web Advanced Development (SWAD). 82 © 2006.Collaboration Tools Collaborative Working Spaces and Resources Sharing Software 5 Point – Teamspace .com/ Advanced Reality – Jybe .bluetie.brightidea. and upload photos.com/info/ Bright Idea – On-Demand Innovation Management Suite – Software that assists managers in all areas of innovation.com BackPack – An organizational tool that allows collaboration with others. Annotea enhances collaboration via shared metadata-based Web annotations.com/virtualoffice/index.bantu. with templates and workflows for product development.avecomm. http://www. Bantu's secure Instant Messaging (real-time text communication).html?ad-main Annotea . collaborative file management. and bookmarks. Their virtual “meeting room” can be embedded in existing infrastructures and customized in terms of look and feel.backpackit. http://www. A Webbased service lets users make to-do lists. http://www. contacts. and instant messaging. Presence (see who’s online). http://www.Offers tools and modules to support teams in a variety of environments.com/ Bantu – Bantu Messenger .w3.com/services/faq_basi cs.org/2001/Annotea/ Atinav – aveComm . http://www. Users can share Backpack pages with others by e-mailing the page address to the other person. and share information seamlessly using a number of useful applications.zoho.This technology adds to a software/hardware application or product with Web-based video. Brandon Hall Research . http://www.inteam. and information technology adoption. expert location. organize.com/product s/index. collaborate.com/ Blenks – In-team . share files.teamspace.php BlueTie – Business Class Collaboration – Integrates e-mail.

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Central Desktop – Central Desktop - Webbased collaboration tool for business teams to manage projects, share information, and communicate with others. Includes document organization and sharing, document versioning, and searchable discussion threads. http://www.centraldesktop.com/ Cisco - Unified MeetingPlace - An integral component of the Cisco IP Communications system, Cisco MeetingPlace is a complete rich-media conferencing solution. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw /ps5664/ps5669/index.html Citrix Systems – GoToMeeting - Online meeting solution for sharing desktop resources, Web conferencing, and collaboration. http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/produc ts/product.asp?contentID=13976 https://www.gotomeeting.com/ Comotiv Systems – Comotiv Collaboration – Allows the sharing of files, markup of data, recordable conferencing, and instant access to the group workspace. http://www.comotivsystems.com/ourProdu ct/index.htm courseforum technologies – Projectforum Web-based collaboration software that is easy to set up and use. http://www.courseforum.com/ Croquet – Croquet – A combination of open source computer software and network architecture that supports deep collaboration and resource sharing among large numbers of users. http://www.opencroquet.org

Digi-Net Technologies – DigiChat - Web conferencing software to address the needs of business, education, non-profit, and individual users. http://www.globalchat.com/ Digite – Digite Enterprise - Offers realtime collaboration through Web access, instant messaging, discussion forum, alerts, flexible workflow, robust document management, and meeting manager. http://www.digite.com/ EMC² - Documentum eRoom - Web-based collaborative workspace that enables distributed teams to work together more efficiently. Features include IM; project planning and reporting; search; version control; office, desktop and e-mail integration (Microsoft Office and Outlook); integrates with SharePoint and WebLogic. http://software.emc.com/microsites/eRo om/index.jsp Engineering.com – Collaboration Suite – A collaboration suite for engineers that features a project navigator; resource information sharing; mechanical CAD Viewer to compress and send CAD files over Internet; desktop sharing and remote desktop control, recording and playback; and document management. http://collaboration.engineering.com/ EPAM Systems – EPAM Project Management Center (EPAM PMC ) - A Web-based collaboration environment for software development. The system streamlines project planning, requirement and risk management, software construction, product quality assurance, quantitative project management, and organizational process performance. http://www.epam-pmc.com/

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Exact Software – e-Synergy - The eSynergy platform integrates and consolidates corporate data into a single database. Features include the following: Accessing documents, scheduling and using calendars, tracking the status of assignments, and sending workflow tasks. http://www.exactamerica.com/esynergy/ eZmeeting - Live meetings and Web conferencing. Features include interactive data collaboration; universal file viewer for MS office documents; drawing tools; presentation tools, including whiteboards, snapshots, and images; interactive whiteboard; desktop sharing; and corporate instant messaging. http://www.ezmeeting.com/ Facilitate – FacilitatePro – Supports online meetings and collaboration with a set of tools for brainstorming, categorizing, voting, conducting surveys, and creating action plans. http://www.facilitate.com/ Flypaper – Teamspace – Simple, easy to use online collaboration system. The company also has the Flypaper Enterprise Collaboration Platform. http://www.flypaper.com/ Forum One – ProjectSpaces ProjectSpaces is a password-protected, Web-based extranet tool. It provides working groups with simple, powerful, secure, and reliable tools for collaborating more effectively across organizational and geographic boundaries. It has tools for managing multiple teams. http://www.forumone.com/section/servic es/projectspaces/

Gliffy – Gliffy – Provides the ability to diagramming in a Web browser, with collaborators able to add to and change the diagrams. http://www.gliffy.com/ Google – Google Groups – Create, search, and browse groups to discuss and share ideas. http://groups.google.com/ Gordano – Gordano Messaging Suite Collaboration - GMS Collaboration Server provides a fully functional cross-platform alternative to Microsoft Exchange. http://www.gordano.com/products/Colla boration.htm Grapevine Software – On Demand – Document management and collaboration software – share files, invite workspace members, assign file editing rights and completion dates, attach threaded discussions to files, allow members to update and edit files. http://www.grapevinesoftware.net/ Groove Networks – Groove Virtual Office File sharing, meeting, project management, data and process tracking, and team management. Soon to be integrated with Microsoft Office. http://www.groove.net/home/index.cfm GroupSystems – GroupSystems II GroupSystems II includes several tools for group interactions – from brainstorming to voting. The interactions can happen both in face-to-face meetings and in remote meetings run over the Internet. http://www.groupsupport.com/EN/produ cts/GSII.shtml

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Hewlett Packard - Halo Collaboration Studio - A system of carefully placed plasma televisions, cameras, and microphones that allows two groups of up to six people to hold a live meeting in two separate locations. Conceived by Dreamworks as a response to travel concerns after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Halo allows meeting participants to make eye contact, share files and documents, and shout over each other in an attempt to be heard – just like a real meeting. http://www.hp.com/halo/index.html hotComm - A peer-to-peer collaboration platform that is designed to leverage the 1stWorks Network, a powerful, scalable, and secure peer networking architecture. hotComm is the desktop client that provides fast, efficient, private interactive access or exchange of text, voice, video, data, and applications between participating hotComm users on the Web. http://www.hotcomm.com/hotComm.asp HyperOffice – HyperOffice Collaboration Suite – A hosted collaboration solution. Features include the following: Business email, online document management, online calendar, online contact management, task manager, and shared documents. http://www.hyperoffice.com/ IBM - Lotus QuickPlace - A Web-based solution for creating team workspaces for collaboration. http://www03.ibm.com/servers/eserver/iseries/quick place/

IceWEB – IceMAIL – An enterprise class e-mail and collaboration system for small businesses. Features include the following: Shared calendars, contacts, folders, and Microsoft Outlook integration. http://www.iceweb.com/ iLinc Communications - iLincSuite Provides hosted Web conferencing and audio conferencing software. Learnlinc is an electronic classroom from iLinc. http://www.ilinc.com/ Interwoven - WorkSite and WorkSite MP Collaborative Document Management Document management and team collaboration software that stores all project-related documents; integrates with MS Office, Outlook, and Lotus Notes; and provides search, versioning control, and extensibility. http://www.interwoven.com/products/do cument_management/index.html InQuest Technologies – InQuest IQ9 Document management and collaboration software. Features include the following: Document management, including versioning, security levels, search archiving, and file commenting. http://www.inquesttechnologies.com/Sm artApps.aspx JDH Technologies – Web-4M - A collaboration suite for business or training/education. Integrated suite of multi-user, peer-to-peer, and groupware tools for synchronous course delivery and instructor/student interaction. http://www.jdhtech.com/

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JotSpot - Jotspot Live- A live group notetaking application for people collaborating on the Web. http://www.jotlive.com kGroups – UWC kGroups Collaborative Workspace - kGroups provides a number of tools, including file sharing, discussion forums, blogs (Weblogs), podcasting, a Wiki, realtime chat, instant messaging and presence indication, an interface to a mailing list server, image libraries, bookmarks and bookmark sharing (kBookmarks, link sharing), and more. http://kgroups.uwc.ac.za/index.php?mod ule=splashscreen L&W Interlab – Web Office Point - An online groupware with integrated collaborative environment for Web-based business. A suite of integrated Web-based software for managing commercial resources. Customizable Web directory, online editor, and role-based access control provide the capability to share information with employees, partners, and customers on the Web. http://www.webofficepoint.com/html/pro ducts.jsp Mayetic – Collaborative Workspaces – Teamwork collaboration tool. Functions include the following: Share documents, calendars, Web resources, and photos. Using Mayetic collaborative workspaces, any workgroup belonging to an internal or external organization can publish and share information and documents in a collaborative, structured, and secured fashion – up to 399 users. http://www.mayeticvillage.com/

Microsoft – Live Meeting - Live Meeting enables users to collaborate online with colleagues, customers, and partners in real time between either individuals or large groups—with just a PC and an Internet connection. http://www.microsoft.com/office/uc/live meeting/default.mspx Microsoft – SharePoint - Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services technology in Windows Server 2003 is an integrated portfolio of collaboration and communication services designed to connect people, information, processes, and systems both within and beyond the organizational firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserve r2003/technologies/sharepoint/default. mspx Near-Time – Flow - Near-Time integrates a group Weblog with wiki pages, team events, and shared files in a hosted and secure collaborative environment. Create a Near-Time space to share ideas, resources, and files; author and review pages individually and across the group; schedule and track events and activities; organize and discover content through categories and tags; and publish and broadcast your content to the Web. http://www.near-time.com/ Novell – Groupwise - Novell GroupWise is a collaboration software solution that provides information workers with e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging, task management, and contact and document management functions. http://www.novell.com/products/groupwi se/


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Open Text – Livelink EMC Collaboration Open Text provides Enterprise Content Management (ECM) that allow managers to tightly control the project lifecycle by monitoring due dates, milestones, tasks, and priorities and by receiving on-the-spot status reports. http://www.opentext.com/ Oracle - Oracle Collaboration Suite – Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g provides the tools an enterprise needs to seamlessly collaborate from within any application or device. Enables individuals, teams, and entire organizations to detect presence and collaborate instantly. http://www.oracle.com/collabsuite/index.h tml Parlano – MindAlign - A suite of persistent group messaging, instant messaging, and presence management solutions. Integrates with Microsoft SharePoint. http://www.parlano.com/ Performance Solutions Technology – MproWeb – A browser-based tool that combines collaboration and performance management. http://www.performancesolutionstech.com / Raissa Publishing – MyWorldChat, MyWorldChat Communicator - Corporate quality communications center. Features include the following: Interactive whiteboard, real-time application sharing, text chat, audio and Webcam, file transfer, moderator functions, and MP3 audio recording. http://myworldchat.com/terms.html

Rallypoint - Rallypoint - Combines the powerful features of a desktop word processor with the collaborative abilities of a secure hosted wiki, providing the best of both worlds. http://www.rallypointhq.com/ Ramius - Community Zero CommunityZero is an interactive Web site that allows a group of people to communicate and exchange information over the Internet in their own private and secure area. Within each area, called an online community, participants are provided access to a suite of powerful tools that enable a group to effectively get organized, share knowledge, and communicate. http://www.communityzero.com/ Same-Page.com – eStudio - eStudio is a hybrid solution that offers over 30 software features needed for effective collaboration. eStudio does not require an IT department to maintain it. The administration of an eStudio tightly controls user access. Staff members can access the components they require to work effectively while customers view only the data that is relevant to their company interaction. http://www.same-page.com/ Santa Cruz Networks - Solutions to help people communicate in new ways on the Internet. Allows people to talk to each other, see each other in real time using cameras, and share data or applications while they are online. http://www.santacruznetworks.com/

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Selden Integrated Systems – iKE - iKE is a ready-to-use application of personalized online workspaces and interactive solutions. The iKE Office software includes Secure Portals, Workflow Automation, Document Management, and Remote Access solutions. http://www.seldensystems.com/ ShareMethods – ShareMethods - Ondemand (ASP) product that combines document management, collaboration, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) integration in a single solution. http://www.sharemethods.com/ SiteScape - Forum ZX - Collaboration software that includes document management, threaded discussions, calendar sharing, search, workflow and task management, and real-time communications such as presence confirmation, voice and Web conferencing, Webbased whiteboarding, and instant messaging. http://www.sitescape.com SpiderWeb Communications - Web-based solutions to enable face-to-face interaction with remote employees, partners, and prospects – without leaving their desks. Includes VoIP, live video, application sharing, and breakout groups. http://www.cyber-grad.com/index.asp Stalker Software – CommuniGate Pro – This is claimed to be the most scalable and modern Internet communications application server on the market today. Web conferencing server (in-house). http://www.stalker.com/content/default. html

SumTotal Systems – SumTotal Enterprise Suite, with Total VCS and Total Collaboration - TotalVCS delivers online training and enables live and "ondemand" communication, collaboration, and learning over the Web for the delivery of real-time online training. Total Collaboration provides an easy way for employees to get information from company experts and an easy way for organizations to capture the knowledge transfer for future reference. http://www.sumtotalsystems.com/produ cts/stcollab.html Trichys – WorkZone - WorkZone is the easy-to-use extranet for organizing and sharing work with clients, project teams, and business partners. Designed specifically for the non-technical user, WorkZone can be accessed from any Web-enabled computer (Mac or PC) and requires no additional hardware or software. http://www.trichys.com/ VIACK – VIA3 – Provides secure collaboration meetings over the Internet – see and hear all participants; view and edit documents or images together; store files; and use live audio, video, instant messaging, and information sharing. http://www.viack.com/product/ Vignette - Vignette Collaboration – Webbased, shared workspaces that blend seamlessly with your current and familiar productivity tools such as e-mail, desktop document folders, productivity applications, and calendaring tools. http://www.vignette.com/contentmanage ment/0,2097,1-1-1928-4149-19684491,00.html


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feedback.webasyst. FTP server.net/ Writely is an online word processor that allows real time collaboration with others. calendars. or use it to build a Web application. XML-RPC server.com/ Do Not Reproduce 89 . http://www.04.htm Informative Graphics – ProjectDox .Easyto-use database that neatly stores and organizes project files.axista.com/ Project and Team Management Software Axista – Xcolla .brevient.com/ onProject – myonProject .tomoye.25.com/Home/ WebAsyst – WebAsyst Suite . and more.html Tomoye – Tomoye Ecco . http://www. and auto-matically discovers each employee's work focus.Instant setup. and share documents. and promotes a culture of sharing across functional units.com/ Communities of Practice Management Software Tacit Networks – ActiveNet3 .Processes email. simple. Works with Microsoft Project.com/ NexPrise – NexPrise Collaboration Centralizes all project-related documents.Communities of practice software that have received great reviews. connects peers. stimulates idea generation. and share. Use it out of the box. http://www.projectdox. assign tasks.com/ OPM Creator – OPMCreator . Tomoye Ecco rapidly creates an environment that supports context creation around new knowledge. and other business communications. Users can store information and control where it goes and who can access it. project. Share multiple projects with multiple users.com/ Yahoo Groups – Yahoo groups give Yahoo! users a place to meet.nexprise. e-mail server.opmcreator.tacit. affordable. discussions. files. chat server. documents.myonProject is an online team collaboration and project management solution that offers practical. http://groups.com/project. http://www. http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Collaboration Tools Web Crossing – WebCrossing Core WebCrossing Core includes a Multi-domain Web server.com/company/news/pres s/2005. http://www. online management for projects of any size and scope. newsgroup server. and business relationships. and data into a single storage area.writely. http://www. scaleable. and document management in a Web browser without downloading additional software.Intuitive project management software for work teams.onproject.yahoo. expertise. http://www. http://www. set user permissions. giving all team members constant online access to needed information. and e-mails.WebAsyst enables users to implement customer. pay-as-you-go Webbased project management software.com/ Brevient – Brevient Project – Flexible online project management software with a dashboard management system. http://www.webcrossing. interact. http://www.

Project team members have instant access to all project information that is relevant to their work.aspx Virtual Classrooms with Collaboration Features CaucusCare – Team . URL sharing. Project managers have all of the tools necessary to monitor team progress. attendee list.com/Collaborati onProducts/Products.0 . breakout rooms. form to submit questions. exit and help. Access to the tool is also given to clients. Brandon Hall Research . private whiteboards for each participant. private/group chat. visual. http://www. annotation tools.HP Virtual Classroom . and collaboration to timesheet management.A real-time virtual classroom environment designed for distance education and collaboration in academic institutions.saba.Synchronous virtual classroom – Audio. integrated content management system. Tools include PowerPoint drag-and-drop. and communicate with their project teams. http://www. project tracking. identify and resolve potential problems. and asynchronous group meetings http://care.com/index.In-house tool developed to assist in project management.Collaboration Tools Project/Open – Project/Consulting ." virtual collaboration. project planning. review button.com/ HP . invoicing.An integrated Web-based project management and PSA (Professional Services Automation) that helps a company to run its business by taking care of everything from CRM. http://education.Features include Hands up.photoninfotech. fostering the spirit of a team working towards a single goal. print icon. and save to disk icon. http://www. and text chat. custom stamps.hp. http://www. applaud and meter.caucus. and human performance management applications.shtml Centra – Centra 7 – Centra Live for Virtual Classes replicates typical classroom interaction with voice. content button. content.Industrial-strength software package for hosting Web-based "online conferencing. data. shared whiteboard and presentation. and graphics in a structured online learning environment.Projistics . http://www. and the system tells them exactly where their time should be focused.0Project Suite – TDNext is focused on helping managers and project team members work more effectively.com/hpvc Photon Infotech – SPARK .peoplecube.com/centra-saba/ Elluminate – Elluminate Live! Academic Edition 7.com/ PeopleCube – WebEvent Team .com/english/offshore _software_development_project_manage ment.Web event calendaring. video.htm TeamDynamix – TDNEXT V4. http://www. and payments. http://www. shared desktop. and Web pages. navigation. whiteboard pages.elluminate.project-open.teamdynamix.com/content/ view/16/108/ 90 © 2006.com Nagarro .nagarro. scheduling solutions.

and collaboration features. session reports. video.batipi.interwise. and content display.0 .com/ Glance Networks – Glance Corporate Glance is a simple. http://www.glance. Lead or attend virtual classes with full moderator control and participant interaction. For example.communiqueconferencing.asp Convenos – Virtual meeting spaces and collaborative tools. Real-time reporting shows which information has been accessed.com/ Brevient – Mix Meeting – Web conferencing software with scheduling. and more. sales presentations.com/ Genesys Conferencing – Genesys Meeting Center – Audio. Allows holding live. virtual office hours.net/site/getglance/ex amples. Features include shared documents.asp Horizon Wimba – Live Classroom – A fully featured live virtual classroom supporting audio. video. http://www. and collaboration that everyone can access instantly.Breeze delivers rich Web experiences for online teaching. http://www.Synchronous Webconferencing software. Record classes or Webcasts. Web.IntraLinks On-Demand Workspaces .adobe. and Webconferencing specialists.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Collaboration Tools Web Conferencing Software with Collaboration Features Adobe – Macromedia Breeze .genesys. and videoconferencing. http://www.elluminate.com/ Intralinks . http://www. http://www.A real-time virtual classroom environment designed for distance education and collaboration in academic institutions.intralinks. application sharing.A secure. http://www. meeting management. guest lectures. online classes.com /internet_conferencing. Webcasts.com/ Do Not Reproduce 91 .com/ Communique – Audioconferencing with PowerSlides. virtual environment where business communities can exchange high-value information across enterprise boundaries. Purdue University has extended learning with Breeze through blended learning activities. http://www. quick desktop sharing tool for hosting live Web demos.mixmeeting.com/products/ liveclassroom/ Interwise – Interwise Connect . Share and collaborate on any application or document in real time. synchronous online lectures. how often.horizonwimba. office hours. and by whom. http://www. and phone use. and meetings.convenos.Delivers unlimited voice. http://www.com/products/breeze/ Batipi – Batipi .com/ Elluminate – Elluminate Live! Enterprise Edition 7. and Web conferencing with WebEx. learning. e-mail invites. and collaborative content-building sessions. http://www. instant messaging.

http://www. teleconferencing. easy-to-use Web conferencing solution that allows users to share and present any printable document. BridgePoint allows companies to meet virtually anywhere to accomplish their goals.Combining audio and Web conferencing components.jsp TelNetZ – BridgePoint .netspoke.asp Meeting One – Click&Share.com/rndc/services /services. and a change presenter ability. With the convenience of online access through an individual account. http://www.linktivity. Click to Meet creates conferences across multiple servers and routes and connects conference participants to the server most applicable to their application and network configuration.com/ Radvision – Click to Meet . or an entire desktop.ivocalize.com/ Linktivity Division. and real-time videoconferencing.cfm/ na_en/page=homepage NetSpoke .com/bridgepoint. Click&Meet is an interface that allows users to visually manage a personal audio conference room. Brandon Hall Research .telnetz. notes. compliance management solutions and conferencing collaboration technologies. record and playback. annotations.asp 92 © 2006.To support large deployments. the Internet. hand raising. live demos.Collaboration Tools iVocalize .raindance.com/ Raindance Communications – Switch Tower . and desktop videoconferencing services. e-learning classrooms.com/website2/even ts_imc. pre-recorded broadcasts. and into the enterprise. BridgePoint users can establish conferences at a second’s notice from an Internet connection. any application. toll-free conference calling. and presentations to audiences spanning the globe. http://www. polling and quizzes. attendee lists. Multilingual. http://www.LiveOffice provides Web-based.Raindance's SwitchTower multimedia network is the foundation of the company's collaborative Web.radvision. http://www. SwitchTower is a distributed network design allowing Raindance to deliver interactive online meetings and events throughout their network. http://www. desktop sharing. Inter-Tel – WebDemo Features include multipoint videoconferencing. audio. including Web conferencing. transparency tools. instant messaging.liveoffice. remote control.iVocalize Web Conference Enables interactive Web conference meetings.meetingone. Click&Meet Click&Share is a powerful.Web and audio conferencing services. keyboard and voice chat.com/action. online seminars. http://www. broadcasts files. http://www.com/ LiveOffice – IMConferencing .

http://www. 2006.com/ Vodium – Media Publishing Suite . and system management. Web conferencing. The suite manages the creation. remote support.com/home/s_vmps. show rich multimedia content and documents.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Collaboration Tools Terra Dotta – Edufolio – An online teaching environment with conferences. and moderation of Webcasts.edufolio.collabtech. editing. http://carbon.com/ WebEx – WebEx Meeting Center . http://www. teleconferencing.com/ The second international conference on Collaboration Technologies (CollabTech 2006) was held in Tsukuba.webex.org Do Not Reproduce 93 .An unlimited computer-to-computer Web conferencing application that allows people to talk to each other. Present courseware in a synchronous online environment.ht ml Voxwire – Meeting Room . Users can have face-to-face meetings with quality audio and video. http://www.Powers online meetings.VMPS is a robust software suite used to manage the workflow of a live or on-demand Webcast. and videoconferencing services created for today's enterprise.voxwire. A 1994 article by Scardamalia and Bereiter explains the philosophy behind this project. Webinars. Japan on July 13-14.com/ Online Resources One of the oldest environments for networked collaboration was the CSILE project at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). and see the same Web site or other presentation on their screens – from anywhere in the world. publishing. and document collaboration. discussion forums. or meeting.ctcevents. and provide effective distance education at a fraction of the cost of traditional classroom courses. Training can be conducted in multiple simultaneous languages in the same training session. share other applications. Requires only a browser and a phone. http://www. course. http://www.webtrain.cudenver.vodium. Solutions include Web meetings. It was started by Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter in the early 1980s. conference calling. and instant messaging capabilities.Web conferencing and collaboration solutions and a virtual classroom. http://www. text messaging. e-learning. present PowerPoint slideshows. a graduate school of the University of Toronto. send text messages.html The 2006 Collaborative Technologies Conference was held in June in Boston.wave3software. tour Web sites. It can be used for private communication or with large groups of participants.com/ WaveThree – Sessions IP Communications – A conferencing service that allows users to conduct business meetings right on their computers. http://www. http://www. set up labs and conduct quizzes.com/ WebTrain – Communicator 4 . surveys.edu/~bwilson/bu ilding.

com/groupware/ index.ht ml Athabasca University provides a list of “Collaborative Learning Activities Using Social Software Tools” authored by Donna Cameron and Terry Anderson.springerlink.com/webconf/works paces. http://www.educause.asp?bhcp=1 94 © 2006. Brandon Hall Research . also has a great list of collaboration tools.1:100250. http://www.1 Bibliography Alexander. http://cde. also known as “groupware. Sign up for free at: http://www. 41(2). and businesses to provide collaborative educational. Bryan (2006). Its reviews of collaboration tools are also useful.writely.as p?referrer=parent&backto=linkingpublica tionresults.org/collab/in dex.” http://www.thinkofit.aspx?docid= ag9j97p7pg73_ahh5gqp63qx4 The Collaboration Loop is a Web site containing newsletters and articles on all aspects of collaboration in corporate environments.0: a new wave of innovation for teaching and learning? EDUCAUSE Review.globalschoolnet. http://www.txl Computer Supported Cooperative Work is a journal on collaboration in the workplace published by Springer.htm The Usability First Web site has built a comprehensive list on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW).mitre.htm Mitre Corporation.org/tools. http://www. communities.org/index. http://collaboration. a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest.com/ The Collaborative Learning Environments Sourcebook is a free e-book describing the entire domain of collaboration in elearning.com/View. March/April 2006.edu/apps/er/erm0 6/erm0621.Collaboration Tools Global SchoolNet Foundation (GSN) partners with schools.criticalmethods. http://www.com Kolabora is a news site for the rapidly growing corporate collaboration community.athabascau. Web 2. http://www.collaborationloop. scientific.kolabora.ca/softeval/ David Wooley maintains a very comprehensive list of Web-based collaborative work environments.usabilityfirst. http://www. and cultural learning activities that prepare students for the workforce and help them become literate and responsible global citizens.htm Athabasca University maintains a Web site of reviews of online collaborative tools.com/(1y2d1on5 2jkgieqpokgy3tzh)/app/home/journal.

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chat. and videoconferencing in an educational context: http://eq.” Laurillard argues that learning can be seen as a series of teacher-learner conversations at multiple levels of abstraction. These tools can add to the conversational aspects of teaching. including criteria for assessments Interaction with the world – practice in the real world. and e-mail has become part of the “new learning landscape. students send text messages to their teachers using cell phones and receive helpful messages in return. ranging from simple text-based instant messages to live videoconferencing. telephony. Australia is a Web site for creating e-mail. http://www.asp …learning can be seen as a series of teacher-learner conversations at multiple levels of abstraction. and adaptable tool that can be used in a range of educational contexts to realize structured. Hegarty et al. The theory distinguishes between the level of description where the teacher describes a concept then hears it back from the student. (2000) use Laurillard’s work to design a course using seven different teaching-learning activities that involve a combination of discussion and tasks: Delivery – student reception of conceptual materials Discussion of concepts – all interaction with the teacher and feedback on assessments Task goals – performance to achieve. Do Not Reproduce 97 . and the level of action where the teacher sets out a task and the student responds with a specific performance of that task.” http://goldenswamp.com/2006/06/13/t ext-mentoring-is-here-or-at-least-atbuckinghamshire/ AcademicTalk is a tool used for synchronous collaborative argumentation.janison. re-usable. instant messaging. blogs. discussion groups. For example. VoIP Description The use of various online communications technologies such as instant messaging. UK.jisc. It is being developed into a transportable. VoIP. teaching involves both levels and the interaction between them. pedagogical approaches to dialogical learning. Her influential Conversational Framework theory (Laurillard. Selected Examples In Buckinghamshire. a process referred to as “text mentoring. 1993) has been used as the basis of course design in a number of educational settings.com. messaging. For Laurillard. and computer simulations Reflection – on performance to enrich concepts Adaptation – of concepts to improve performance Collaboration – among students Many forms of communication are made possible by the computer. html The Learning Place in Queensland. labs. discussion forums. and yet tailored and flexible.au/eq/default. whiteboards. telepresence.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Communications Tools Related terms Computer mediated communication.uk/deletacademictalk.ac.

editlib.ViewAbstract&paper_id=431 2 Many forms of communication are made possible by the computer.com/wwwtools/m/2645.Communications Tools AMANDA is an intelligent system for threaded discussion. Komzak. http://m.37/teresadeca/webhead s/online-learningenvironments.fasfind.conversate. http://ewic.org/conferences/2005/1 stelegi/session1/paper6. http://www. http://www.warwick. 2004.uk/eclipse/Resources/i m.uk/eclipse/vendors/ch at.htm http://www.com/sms/ A huge list of software for setting up and maintaining discussion forums has been compiled by David Wooley.elearningcentre.uk/services/cap /resources/pubs/eguides/cmc/ Eisenstadt. JulySept. 13-20. http://www2.ac. and Bortolozzi. http://www.editlib.48. http://www. University of Warwick.htm WWWTools for Education has gathered dozens of resources for online communications in education. AMANDA: an intelligent system for mediating threaded discussions. See research on how well AMANDA works: http://www.com/webconf/hostsi tes.ngfl. and telephony tools. M.bcs. The discussions are also RSS enabled to syndicate the content. F. International Journal on E-Learning.co. J. ranging from simple textbased instant messages to live videoconferencing.org/index.org/index. http://www.php3?D=d54 Bibliography Childs. Paper presented at the ELeGI Conference. chat.elearningcentre.google. Computer Mediated Communication. These tools can add to the conversational aspects of teaching.gov. http://safety.uk/eclipse/Resources/ usingoutlook.uk/schools/docum ent.co. Peer Conversations for eLearning in the Grid. Create instant online discussion spaces with Conversate.org/ Online Resources Teresa A. including communications tools. Mark (2004). D’Eca in Portugal maintains a fantastic list of Web resources on all aspects of learning online.cfm?fuseacti on=Reader.co.htm The eLearning Centre also maintains a list resources on using instant messaging and chat in education and another Web page on the educational use of e-mail.71. M.htm#Teaching The eLearning Centre in the UK maintains an extensive list of instant messaging..pdf Eleuterio. (2005). (2004). He also has an extensive list on hosting services: http://www.cfm?fuseact ion=Reader.elearningcentre.thinkofit.ViewAbstract&paper_id=4312 If a cell phone has a Web browser.htm 98 © 2006. S. the user can send a query to the Google Short Message Service (SMS) and receive an answer on via phone. and Cerri. cfm?x=0&rid=2645 The Department of Education and Skills in the UK has an article online on the safe use of e-mail within schools. Find her work at: http://64. developed in Brazil. CAP e-Guide. Brandon Hall Research .

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and then having a mechanism to check off when competencies are achieved. skills verification.org/competencies /index. and work processes are measurable and standardized across organizational and geographical boundaries. W. Known in the early days as the “quality movement. advocated using competencies rather than IQ as criteria in hiring. a Harvard psychologist. 2000). 2005).” Many training departments track employee performance by breaking tasks into required competencies and then testing for each one.Competency Tracking Software Related terms Competencies. skills inventory. a competency “is an area of knowledge or skill that is critical for producing key outputs. abilities and behaviors of an excellent performer. competency-based training. 100 © 2006. Wagner (2000) defines a competency model as “a collection of related descriptions of the knowledge. skills. who developed modern quality control methods for Japanese industries. see below) and performance or talent management systems. hiring and appraisal systems are more fair and open. Selected Examples The IMS Global Learning Consortium has developed a Reusable Definition of Competency or Educational Objective (RDCEO). The main benefits of a competency-based system are that employees have a clear set of objectives and expectations for job performance. organizational and personal goals are tied together. The major problem with competency tracking is that there is no uniform or coordinate system for skills verification nor methods for tracking competencies.” it started in 1950 with Dr. Download the documentation on this definition at: http://www.imsproject. Organizations and individuals can have identifiable competencies (Cooper. Competency-based systems can also be overly elaborate and bureaucratic and unresponsive to changing workplaces (Parkin. Edwards Deming. talent management Description According to Sanders (2001). performance appraisal. In 1973. The idea of measuring and tracking competencies in the workplace is a legacy of the command and control experience of World War II and became an important management focus after the war ended. entering defined competencies into a matrix.” Competency tracking allows a system to build an inventory of skills. Competency tracking and gap analysis are features of more advanced learning management systems (for examples of LMSs that do this. Brandon Hall Research .html Many training departments track employee performance by breaking tasks into required competencies and then testing for each one. David McClelland. Competency tracking involves developing a competency model. which can be used to identify gaps in competencies and recommend the necessary steps for remedial action.

learnflex. http://www.cpgvision.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Competency Tracking Software The IMS definition of a competency was developed as the IEEE Competency Definition Standard.com The idea of measuring and tracking competencies in the workplace is a legacy of the command and control experience of World War II and became an important management focus after the war ended. Do Not Reproduce 101 .sg/events/lstc_seminar_Oct0 4/Competencies. https://launchpad.itsc. the Carr Performance Group uses these headings to describe each competency: purpose. Rigorous application of this competency definition in Singapore resulted in a Competency Definition Information Model with the following elements: Identifier Title Description Definition Metadata For more on this model. SchoolTool is a project to develop a common global school administration infrastructure freely available under an Open Source license. See the list of competencies at: http://www.com/developerworks/lotus/libra ry/lms-iwcl/ LearnFlex Learning Management System http://www. For a large list of competencies for physicians.net/products/cando Physicians need to be able to gather data.desire2learn.com/ IBM Workplace Collaborative Learning Management System http://www128.com/article16..org/sdrs/areas/issues/ methods/assment/as7scans.org/2001/m ar2001/competencies. http://www.html For a comprehensive list of the competencies needed to be an e-learning professional.htm Many companies have their own competency models.wmich. see the competencies matrices from the Physician Assistant Department at the University of Western Michigan.S.ncrel. go to: www.htm Learning Management Systems with Competency Tracking A number of learning management systems have built-in modules for tracking competencies and tying verification of a competency to an assessment engine.pdf CanDo is an open source student competency tracking system.html The U. CanDo is built on the SchoolTool platform.edu/paprog/clin_events . Learning management systems that have this functionality include the following (Full disclosure: I work for Operitel Corp. For example. Read their white paper at: http://www. and carry out proper procedures. the company that develops the LearnFlex LMS): Desire2Learn (D2L) Learning Management System. measurement.ibm. diagnose symptoms.org. see the 2001 article by Ethan Sanders at: http://www. activities. and development interventions. objectives.learningcircuits. Departments of Labor and Education formed the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) to study the kinds of competencies and skills that workers must have to succeed in today's workplace.

amazon. The competent manager: a model for effective performance. N.htm The major problem with competency tracking is that there is no uniform or coordinate system for skills verification nor methods for tracking competencies. 2005. a Canadian company. Express Computer. Competency and competency frameworks.com/gp/product/05 82280109/104-71320800775136?v=glance&n=283155 Boyatzis. Study 706. Ken (2000). (1982). American Psychologist. L. F. Benjamin (1956). Competency frameworks in UK organisations: key issues in employers’ use of competencies. Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. v. David.. April.com/gp/product/04 7109031X/sr=81/qid=1156366415/ref=sr_1_1/1047132080-0775136?ie=UTF8 Cooper. 1-14. regardless of industry or sector. London: IDS. Building a skills inventory. Miller.co.com/gp/product/08 14405487/sr=11/qid=1156366446/ref=pd_bbs_1/1047132080-0775136?ie=UTF8&s=books Dev. http://www.ht m Online Resources HRSG. New York: AMACOM. Handbook I: The Cognitive Domain.” http://www. Competency-Based Learning: The Resurrection of a Classical Approach. http://www. http://www. has a Comprehensive Competencies Dictionary that lists “41 competencies included in this dictionary are required of most employees. April 25.uk/subjects/perfman gmt/competnces/comptfrmwk.cipd. Chief Learning Officer. pp.uk/subjects/perfman gmt/competnces/comptfrmwk. http://www.cipd.amazon.Competency Tracking Software Oracle Learning Management System http://www. (2001). Competency Frameworks.hrsg. http://www.oracle. Rankin.syberworks. (1973).com/ 20050425/technologylife01. Josh (2006).htm?IsSrc hRes=1 Incomes Data Services.clomedia. (2001).ca/index. New York: David McKay.asp?articleid=1320&zon eid=187 Bloom.com/content/templ ates/clo_article. and Neathy. R.html SyberWorks LMS – Competency Management Module http://www.com/gp/product/08 46452448/sr=15/qid=1156366474/ref=sr_1_5/1047132080-0775136?ie=UTF8&s=books McClelland. http://www.amazon. Factsheet published online by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Clare (2005). Brandon Hall Research .com/applications/hum an_resources/learning.php?sctn=4&ct gry=55#1 Bibliography Bersin.expresscomputeronline.28. http://www. London: Wiley.co. 102 © 2006.amazon. Testing for competence rather than intelligence. Effective Competency Modeling and Reporting: a step-by-step guide for improving individual and organizational performance. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. http://www.E.com/skillsman.shtml Hogg. Sudipta (2005).

G. (2004). White paper.amazon. http://www. Johanna.com/2. New York: John Wiley. N.learningcircuits. University of Toronto. A practical guide to competencies: how to enhance individual and organisational performance. Competency & Emotional Intelligence Benchmarking Supplement 2004/2005. Ellen (2000). The new prescription for performance: the eleventh competency benchmarking survey.operitel.com/Lists/Publicatio ns/DispForm. R.) (2003). and Hollyforde.com/gp/product/18 43980126/sr=13/qid=1156366723/ref=sr_1_3/1047132080-0775136?ie=UTF8&s=books Woodill. London: IRS. Ethan (2001).amazon. (2000).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Competency Tracking Software Parkin. (2003). Parkin’s Lot. Courses vs Competencies: a comparative analysis. (1999). http://www. London: IRS.com/gp/product/047 1350745/sr=11/qid=1156366788/ref=sr_1_1/1047132080-0775136?ie=UTF8&s=books Do Not Reproduce 103 .htm Whiddett. Tracking Comptencies and Developing Skills Inventories with LearnFlex™. http://parkinslot. P. Emerging technology trends in e-learning.com/2005/04/c ompetency-based-learningmanagement.collectionscanada. S.org/2001/mar 2001/competencies. March 2001. The IRS handbook on competencies: law and practice.1/features/e wette. 2005. (2001). Michael.html Sternberg. http://www. and Expertise. Competency based learning management. Competencybased Initiatives and their Users: an exploration of competency modeling from the perspective of employees and their supervisors in three Canadian organizations. E-Learning Competencies. http://www. Master's thesis. UK: Cambridge University Press. Learning Circuits. http://www. http://www.ca/obj/s4/f 2/dsk1/tape10/PQDD_0021/MQ45867. LineZine: Learning in the New Economy.aspx?ID=15&Source=http% 3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eoperitel%2Ecom%2F Lists%2FPublications%2FAllItems%2Easp x Zwell.p df Rankin. and Cahorn. Gary (2004). (2005). Fall 2000. London: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.operitel.com/gp/product/052 1809886/sr=11/qid=1156366692/ref=sr_1_1/1047132080-0775136?ie=UTF8&s=books Wagner. Operitel Corporation. Competencies. http://www. Creating a Culture of Competence. The Psychology of Abilities.amazon. and Epstein.html Radsma. N. 2nd ed. http://www. E. Sanders. Rankin. P. Cambridge. S. (Eds. April 30. White paper from Operitel Corporation.blogspot.linezine.com Woodill. and Grigorenko. Godfrey (2005).

the standardized railway system still works while private. Do Not Reproduce 104 . This hybrid has been called learning content management systems (LCMS). Computerbased content management systems (CMS) that develop. Learning objects. But perhaps most important is the fact that the emerging product design in e-learning is moving away from the LCMS model to the management of diverse and widely distributed educational content using “mashups.” Web services (see Woodill and Oliveira. stand-alone learning content management systems (LCMS) will disappear over the next few years.” such selfcontained systems have been described as being. Topic maps Description Computer-based content management systems (CMS) that develop. With the advent of learning objects. Today. it seemed a natural fit to put CMS and LMS systems together.” Imagine the early years in the development of railroads. Both are excellent tools if applied to the right business challenge. the matrix of lines became a continent-wide grid. Ed Cohen (2005) comments that “learning content management systems (LCMSs) are akin to the Swiss Army Knife. manage. such as registering users. 2006). whereas enterprise content management (ECM) systems are analogous to the corresponding industrial-strength solution. displaying a course catalogue. and reporting. I feel that closed. too complex and are likely to fail for several reasons. and railway cars (like packets) could be sent anywhere on the network. simply linking a group of de-contextualized objects into a course based on “gaps” in knowledge is poor instructional design because learning is a flow activity.” As well. These systems usually contain a proprietary authoring system that builds “courses” by stringing together “learning objects” stored in a central database. and deliver content via the Internet have been available for quite a long time. If you could afford it. nonstandard gauge lines have mostly disappeared or now serve as tourist attractions. which are mainly distinguished from learning management systems by having built-in authoring systems and repositories for learning objects. in fact. Sold on the basis of being “easy to use. Repositories.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Content Management Systems Related terms Learning content management systems. Or you could build a railway line that connected to the standard gauge grid that was being laid down everywhere and buy your rolling stock from the same factory as everyone else. Learning management systems (LMS) organize the administration of learning activities. LCMS. non-standard gauge railway line and have the rolling stock and engines specially built to run on it. manage. First. launching courses. there is usually a trade-off for “easy-of-use” in that it is often accompanied by an inability to produce complex and original learning experiences. not one based on memorizing discrete “chunks of knowledge. you could hire a company to build a private. As more and more railroaders built standard gauge lines and connected them. and “topic maps. and deliver content via the Internet have been available for quite a long time.

The So Sad and Silly State of the CMS. TravelinEdMan blog. http://travelinedman. They map the distribution of resources on a topic as it is spread across a network.uk Bibliography Bonk. http://www. reuse in many places. http://www. March 2005.clomedia.author-it.cmsmatrix. 2005.html Cisco Corp.org Online Resources Compare the features of up to ten different content management systems with the CMS Matrix.” http://drupal. Integrating Rich Media Communications with Learning and Content Management Systems. Strategies for managing scalable content. San Jose.com http://www.topicmaps. (2005). rather than complementary.com/200 5/12/so-sad-and-silly-state-of-cms.” He adds that “vendors such as Macromedia. Ed.org/ The e-Learning Centre in the UK has three different Web pages to learn about content management systems and learning content management systems.blogspot.cisco. Dec. to date.pdf Cohen.com/global/EMEA/cisc oitatwork/pdf/Integrating_Rich_Media_W hite_Paper.co.org/ AuthorIT is a CMS that allows publishing in multiple formats from one source. “Drupal can support a variety of Web sites ranging from personal Weblogs to large community-driven Web sites.org/ Sakai is an open source learning content management system designed by a consortium of universities.topicmap.ca/ Drupal is an open source content management system.e-learningcentre. http://plone.” Web services and “topic maps.atutor. According to its official Web site.com/content/templ ates/clo_article. http://www. This is a major reason why few companies have deployed an LCMS. It allows training and e-learning providers to author once. Cisco Corporation White Paper. http://sakaiproject. Curtis (2005).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Content Management Systems Unfortunately.com/ Topic maps are an alternative to the present day LCMSs.asp?articleid=881& …emerging product design in e-learning is moving away from the LCMS model to the management of diverse and widely distributed educational content using “mashups. suggesting that companies use the “handy tool” to perform “industrial strength” tasks. http://www. 18.” Do Not Reproduce 105 . http://www. functionality to an ECM. and publish to multiple outputs. http://www.org/ Plone is a user-friendly content management system with strong multilingual support. (2004).” Selected Examples ATutor is an open source content management system that has been especially designed for accessibility and adaptability. most LCMS vendors have failed to recognize this fact. Microsoft and Trivantis offer authoring tools far superior to any authoring tools contained within an LCMS. They have designed competitive. http://www. Chief Learning Officer Magazine.

operitel. G. and Carmean. and Brantner. “Monoliths. Budapest. Proceedings of the 12th World Wide Web Conference. 40(3). New Thinking Blog. (2003). January 23. 2003. June 9. S. PA: Idea Group. Building Interoperability among Learning Content Management Systems. B. and Oliveira. A.edtechpost. http://www. http://www. 2005. May 15.) (2005).com/publications.pdf Weigel. Hershey. March 3. 2005.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Content Management Systems Leslie. C. Educause Review. http://www. 2003. S. P.org/Articles/cont entmanagement. From Course Management to Curricular Capabilities: a capabilities approach for the nextgeneration CMS. Learning Solutions. McGovern. Why content management software hasn’t worked. May/June. elearnspace blog.softlab.educause. EdTechPost blog.” APIs and Extensibility – a presentation on the past and future directions of CMS.ca/mt/archive/00 0689. 2006..com/nt/2003 /nt_2003_03_03_cms. George (2003). C. 2003. http://www.as px Do Not Reproduce 106 . http://www. Jafari.elearnspace. http://www. Course Management Systems for Learning: beyond accidental pedagogy. Gerry (2003).gerrymcgovern.. SOAP and Services: welcome to Web hybrid e-learning applications.html McGee.asp Woodill.htm Siemens. Scott (2005). (Eds.ntua. Mashups. Van (2005). (2006).edu/apps/er/erm0 5/erm0533.htm Simon. Content Management: our organized future. Retalis.gr/~retal/papers /conferences/www2003/Interoperability_ poster.

As data mining tools and techniques evolve. Ueno (2004) lists the following as unique functions of data or text mining in e-learning: Summarization of learners’ knowledge states Summarization of learners’ learning processes Summarization of learners’ discussion processes Prediction of learner’s knowledge states in the future Detection of the learners who need teacher’s help Analyses of e-learning contents Analysis of each learner’s characteristics in discussion Data mining is a set of techniques and methodologies designed to extract useful knowledge from large amounts of data and to reveal patterns and relationships in large and complex data sets. How can data mining be used in elearning? Monk (2005) provides an example of trying to understand learner behavior in taking an online course: The initial investigation aimed to examine the paths learners followed…However. 2001). more sophisticated knowledge can be gleaned.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Data Mining Related Terms Adaptive software. Mining data in this way provides ways to learn about learners in order to make effective decisions regard-ing teaching methods. personalization Description Data mining is a set of techniques and methodologies designed to extract useful knowledge from large amounts of data and to reveal patterns and relationships in large and complex data sets (De Veaux. delivery models and infrastructure investment. De Veaux (2000) lists five data mining models: Descriptions Classifications Regressions Clustering Associations Some data mining techniques touch on more than one model. knowledge discovery. it quickly became clear that students were spending little time with the course materials online and the time spent with each page was usually less than 20 seconds. This emerging field is also known as knowledge discovery in databases (KDD). Luan and Willett. 2000. Data mining can be used to map patterns and answer questions about group behavior that allow educational and training organizations to predict and plan for the future. By combining data on the activity with content with user profiles it was possible to exam-ine alternate information per-spectives and reveal patterns in large volume data sets. Consequently a better understanding of how learners accessed the electronic course materials was needed to evaluate the effectiveness of developing and delivering courses in this way. Do Not Reproduce 107 .

uwaterloo. http://www. GO KDS has classified the full set of more than 12 million MEDLINE documents classified against the Gene Ontology terms.icosystem. allowing them to visualize and mine students' online exercise work with the aim of discovering pedagogically relevant patterns. http://www.pdf SmartTutor is an innovative online learning platform for deploying e-courses. which serves as a basis for knowledge extraction in e-learning environments.php?page =news&article=2002100101 TADA-Ed (Tool for Advanced Data Analysis in Education) is a data mining platform dedicated to teachers. can generate meaningful results for the teacher.hkuspace.soul.asp Icosystem creates customized tools that replicate the detailed behavior of real systems whose complexity pushes them beyond the reach of traditional analytical approaches.wfu. http://www.ca/pub/hammoud a/hammouda-elearning.org/home/eng /products/product_profile/smart. Do Not Reproduce 108 . by applying fuzzy logic. http://pami. TADA-Ed contains preprocessing facilities so that users can transform the database tables to a format that.reeltwo.pdf As data mining tools and techniques evolve. SmartTutor can identify the weaknesses of a learner in an e-course and advise the learner on how to make efficient revisions.com/ Hammouda and Kamel (2006) have written a chapter in a new book that presents an innovative approach for performing data mining on documents. http://imej. Data stored in a database often needs some transformation.edu/articles/2005/1/03 /index. One of the functionalities that differentiates SmartTutor from other online learning platforms is that. The Gene Ontology Knowledge Discovery System (GO KDS) is the first application designed to classify unstructured documents according to the widely used Gene Ontology. more sophisticated knowledge can be gleaned. This emerging field is also known as knowledge discovery in databases (KDD).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Data Mining Pahl (2004) has a different but overlapping list of the functions of data mining in education and training: Usage Statistics – see what parts of the elearning application are used Classification and Prediction – see where learners fall in preset categories Clustering – pattern recognition and grouping Association rules – interesting relationships Sequential patterns – order of events Time Series – variance of patterns and rules over time The major concerns with data mining in education revolve around issues of privacy. rule-based inferencing and data mining technologies.com/index. Selected Examples Reel Two and GeneEd have launched a powerful new text-mining tool for life sciences research. when used with a particular data mining algorithm.

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which provides predictive outcomes (both biological and economic) for agricultural systems in a wide diversity of environments. The software is also useful in teaching about decisionmaking processes.une. 2) categorize. such as deciding which resources to deploy in a given situation. 3) vote/prioritize.com/ In education and training we make choices all the time.com/ Facilitate. External Solutions Duplicate Programs That Run Effectively Selected Examples GrassGro is a commercial computer software package developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).decisionarium.bnhexpertsoft. GrassGro is being used at the University of New England to explore interactions within grazed ecosystems over time. Decision-support systems include the following: Scoring systems (to add up weighted scores to guide decision making) Bayesian models (recommendations based on probabilities) Heuristic reasoning (expert systems based on empirical rules-of-thumb) Case-based reasoning (looking at the evidence for a decision) Artificial neural networks (using parallel processing to work through a mass of data) Cognitive agents (artificial intelligence routines that “think” about decisions) Intelligent tutoring (watching for patterns and errors.edu. in their case study of medical education.html Decisionarium is a site for interactive multi-criteria decision support. It has been used for e-learning content in negotiation analysis. the using decision support software in corporate training can have the following benefits for a business: • Align Training with Organizational Goals • Improve Human Performance • Reduce Time to Competency Select the Right Blend of Delivery Options Consider Internal vs. http://www. New software has recently emerged to help us make such decisions. http://www. Frize and Frasson (2000) point out that teaching decision making processes can be supported using decision support tools.facilitate. http://www. 5) carry out a survey. Do Not Reproduce 111 . with tools for individual decision making and for group collaboration and negotiation. For example. New software has recently emerged to help us make such decisions. The activities supported are 1) brainstorm.com is a Web site featuring online collaboration software for decision making. and 6) document results.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Decision Support Software Artificial intelligence Description In education and training we make choices all the time. http://www. 4) develop an action plan.tkk. and recommending remedial action) According to Bahlis (2004).au/dss/grassgro/ind ex.fi/ BNH Expert Software is a Canadian company that produces decision support software for e-learning. such as deciding which resources to deploy in a given situation.

http://www. 23(4). 12(2-3). Clinical and Investigative Medicine.hut.htm l Online Resources DSS Resources is a Web site devoted to all aspects of decision support systems.p df Chakrabarty.sal. C..au/pubs/pro cs/wshop10/2005Chakrabarty. August. http://www.site.com/english/p roducts/advent/classroomtoboardroom.hut. http://www. see: http://www. M. http://www.Decision Support Software Which Book asks you to make a set of choices based on up to four criteria.pdf Frize.bnhexpertsoft. http://science. An e-learning approach for teaching mathematical models of negotiation analysis.uottawa. http://www. Decision-support and intelligent tutoring systems in medical education. and Frasson. From Classroom to Boardroom: six strategies to maximize impact of training budgets and resources.whichbook. Decision analysis under uncertainty for e-learning environment.pdf The Adaptive Technology Resource Centre at the University of Toronto has an online Decision Support Tool.ca/atrc/research/de cision_support_tool/index. Raimo (2003).pdf Ehtamo.com/index. Kankana (2005).hut.fi/Publications/pdffiles/mkos. http://www. The software then recommends books that you might like to read.net/index.” http://dmoz. For newsletters. (2000).edu.sal. Negotiating and Collecting Opinions on the Web.html Meetingworks for Windows is a local area network (LAN) based group decision support system (GDSS) used when decision makers are located in different places and have incompatible schedules.ca/~frize/victori apaperapril.fi/Publications/pdffiles/mkos. 112 © 2006. Online manuscript. Decisionarium – Aiding Decisions.uniserve. Hamalainen. Brandon Hall Research .dssresources.utoronto. White paper from BNH Expert Software. Jay (2004). R. H. http://www.com/ The Open Directory Project lists over 30 companies under “Decisions Support Tools.fi/Publications/pdffiles/mham03. http://www. UniServe Science Blended Learning Symposium Proceedings.pdf …teaching decision making processes can be supported using decision support tools.jsp The Joint Gains software has been successfully applied as an interactive training tool in the e-learning of negotiation analysis. books. and Koskinen. 101-110.org/Computers/Software/Da tabases/Data_Warehousing/Decision_Su pport_Tools/ Bibliography Bahlis. (2004). V.meetingworks. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis.sal. and information on this area.html Hamalainen.

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Finally. digital ink and paper allow for large displays of information on flexible media.co. http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Displays Related terms Digital ink. head mounted displays. This can be a holographic image. big enough to be projected on large walls. in cooperation with Sony. display technologies are critical in delivering an outstanding educational experience online. Digital whiteboards can accept input from a number of devices. For air displays. monitors. including the human hand that which can draw or print directly onto the whiteboard. a whole variety of display technologies will be available to the elearning practitioners. By stacking a second projector. resolution can be increased to 8000x8000 pixels. Screens in portable devices are becoming clearer and less susceptible to light pollution. projectors. digital paper. lighting up theater size screens. display technologies are critical in delivering an outstanding educational experience online. Projectors can pump out images that are over 4000x4000 pixels. has developed the world’s largest plasma monitor screen (102 inches) and the largest LCD display (an 82 inch screen). Do Not Reproduce 114 . Electronic paper could change that some day. saving schools on the cost of textbook purchases. New high definition computer displays are getting larger while the price is decreasing. eSchool News suggested in 2003 that “one possibility is electronic textbooks that can be refreshed with new content instantly. But getting larger is not the only change in emerging display technologies.or a rear projection into a specially treated stream of air or fog.theregister. electronic paper. In the near future.uk/2005/03/0 8/samsung_82in_lcd/ Given that a great deal of elearning is visual. including the following: Head-mounted displays Monitors Portable screens Projectors Wall displays Air displays Digital whiteboards Digital ink and paper Head-mounted displays and heads-up displays are increasingly being used in educational simulations and games.theregister. This is good news for those who want to create highly immersive virtual environments using extremely large screens. whiteboards Description Given that a great deal of e-learning is visual.co. A common complaint about the current generation of eBook reader devices is they don't replicate the experience of reading from an actual book. viewers see a floating mid-air image or video. For some applications this means a much larger and clearer screen.uk/2004/12/1 6/samsung_monster_telly/ http://www. In regards to digital paper.” Selected Examples Samsung.

com/technology /overview NTERA. Projector. See a demo at: http://www.unifreiburg. http://www.technorati.ntera.io2technology. This is good news for those who want to create highly immersive virtual environments using extremely large screens.com/htmlpgs/home set/homeframeset.cmu.com/the/topics/display / First Monday is a journal on new technologies. http://thejournal. see: http://ad. http://www.com/ ProVision 3D display technology shows 3-D images that seem to jump right out of the screen. To access the articles.php New high definition computer displays are getting larger while the price is decreasing.ices. Do Not Reproduce 115 .edu/design/Camera. In 2005.com/about.html IO2 Technology features its “heliodisplay” that shows images hovering in mid-air. and projector developed at Carnegie Mellon University. still/video camera. http://killer.com/tags/digital% 20paper?start=0 T.firstmonday.org/issues/speci al11_2/ Khaireel Mohamed is a leading researcher in the area of digital ink and paper.fogscreen. see: http://www. Journal has a list of the latest in advanced digital display technologies.siliconlight.html Promera is a hand-held computer.E.” those giant electronic billboards that are becoming pervasive in our society. intelligent interfaces.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Displays Silicon Light Machines holds a number of patents on devices that allow for laserbased projectors that project over a wide area. and solid state optics using proprietary electrochromic materials featuring uniquely transparent and natural colors.com/ Online Resources The Technorati Web site contains numerous references and links to articles on digital paper. http://www. is the leading enabler of electronic displays. Inc.H.html The FogScreen is a new invention that makes objects seem to appear and move in thin air! It is a screen you can walk through! http://www. It can display and send data out through its wireless components. He is programming computers to recognize and interpret gestures on whiteboards made using a digital pen.informatik.de/mitarbeiter/khaireel/publicati ons. it published a special issue on “Urban Screens. For a list of his publications.provisionentertainment. See their Grating Light Valve (GLV) technology on display at: http://www.

Canada. 3. (2005). S..pdf Wang. Dec. A. Controlling the electronic whiteboard’s writing surface without cluttered toolboxes: Shifting the focus back to content delivery.. http://ad. In G. Tim Wang’s e-Learning Blog. M. 2005. W. http://www. Richards (Ed. Pisano. Government.. http://blog. and Higher Education (ELearn 2005).ac.Displays Bibliography Advanced Display Technologies. Vancouver. Healthcare. and Pizer. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing Conference. Garrett. (1996). London: Springer.unifreiburg. State. Oct. Towards Performing Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsies from within a Head-Mounted Display. M. Livingston. Hirota.jisc. Germany.com/timwang/index.uk/index..php/ 2005/03/12/largest_lcd_and_video_proj ection 116 © 2006. Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate. E. and Ottmann. H..org/citation. T. JISC Technology Watch White Paper. pages 3053-3068. Brandon Hall Research .cfm?coll=G UIDE&dl=GUIDE&id=718981 Mohamed. Whitton. Tim (2005).). http://portal. 2005.. K.loaz. G.acm.de/mitarbeiter/khaireel/authorsC opy/2005-eLearn. Hamburg.informatik.cfm?name=t echwatch_ic_reports2005_published Fuchs. Largest LCD and video projection.

http://www. evaluation. a nonprofit organization devoted to e-learning research. Selected Examples Angel – ePortfolio – An e-portfolio that is meant to integrate with the Angel Learning Management System. http://www.htm The Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSPI) is a community of individuals and organizations collaborating on the development of a non-proprietary.com/ ISLE stands for Individualised Support for Learning through ePortfolios. 2005).Emerging e-Learning Technologies E-Portfolio Tools Related terms Assessment. entitled Emerging E-Learning: New Approaches to Delivering Engaging Online Learning Content (Brandon Hall Research.html FolioTek – Portfolio Management – An institutional based system that gives each student his or her own portfolio. http://www. open source electronic portfolio. Do Not Reproduce 117 . My first report in this series. http://www.ac. Has a “visitor’s pass” that allows prospective employers to view contents http://college.html PebblePad – PebblePad ePortfolio – An eportfolio that is designed for advanced functionality.livetext.com/eportfolio/i ndex. http://isle.com/ E-portfolios are online collections of digital works that highlight a person’s abilities and achievements.com/products/e portfolio/default.co.angellearning.html Chalk and Wire – ePortfolio with RubricMarker – A customizable e-portfolio that is also compliant with Section 508 accessibility guidelines. has posted a list of Online Resources on eportfolios. http://www.educause. résumés Description E-portfolios are online collections of digital works that highlight a person’s abilities and achievements.uk/default. In this report I look at the tools available for developing e-portfolios. http://www.com/college/portfoli os.org/ Online Resources The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains a resource site with materials on e-portfolios.foliotek. maximum flexibility. http://www.pupilpages.uk/ Penchina Web Design – Pupil Pages – An ePortfolio designed for students K-12. This consortium of ten educational institutions in the UK has agreed to recognize work in portfolio format from any member.co.uk/eclipse/Resources/ eportfolios.htm Educause.paisley.elearningcentre. http://www. reviewed e-portfolios as an online content format.edu/E%2DPortfolio s/5524 Nuventive – iWebfolio – A flexible.osportfolio.chalkandwire. and simple usability. Based on a personal development planning (PDP) model. Webbased personalized portfolio in a hosted environment.pebblelearning.iwebfolio. http://www.com/ LiveText – College LiveText Portfolio – An eportfolio based on a set of pre-designed templates.

Vol 27 No 4. mv?d=1_76 Bibliography Achrazoglou. the global consortium that sets standards for e-learning.doc Banks. Graham (2005). Frederick (2005).imsglobal.E-Portfolio Tools The 2004 article on e-portfolios by George Siemens has an extensive list of online materials on this topic. University of Iowa. Online Paper.nottingham. Trent (2002). A white paper on performance assessment in teacher education: The Iowa ePortfolio model.ac.ch/dyn/9. Electronic Portfolios and Dimensions of Learning. (2004).org. Educause Quarterly.pdf Conway. e-Portfolios: their use and benefits. thus.educa. Brandon Hall Research . with many links.htm IMS. http://elgg.amazon. http://connect.pdf Batson.html EPICC is a European e-learning project for producing specifications for the interoperability of electronic portfolios (eportfolios) and. http://www.com/gp/product/B0 006S3GSE/103-24969408161425?v=glance&n=283155&s=book s&v=glance Attwell.thejournal.becta. helping to transform education and training.com/magazine/va ult/A5260. E.elearnspace. College of Education http://www. http://www2. March. The Electronic Portfolio Boom: What's it All About? Campus Technology Magazine. (2002).edu/ir/library/pdf/ EQM0441.” This project in the UK has the goal of producing a reference model of an e-portfolio that is capable of exchanging data with another e-portfolio. http://ferl. Dec. has a section on eportfolios.asp?url=12 9063%2Ehtm eP4LL stands for “ePortfolio for Lifelong Learning.edu/blog/nils_p eterson/eportfolio_with_foaf_and_atom_ proof_of_concept/1511 The Collaborative Learning Environments Sourcebook..criticalmethods.net/gattwell/files/486/1465/ eportfoliopaper. http://www. has an “EPortfolio Best Practice and Implementation Guide” available for download.com/article. J.org/Articles/epor tfolios. Beyond the Electronic Portfolio: A Lifetime Personal Web Space. http://www.uk/content_files/ferl /resources/organisations/fd%20learning /e-portfoliopaper. FD Learning White Paper.educause.org/ep/epv1p0/im sep_bestv1p0. and Hibbitts. THE Journal Online.cfm 118 © 2006.asp?id=6984 Cohn. http://www. Bob (2004).uk/epreferenc emodel/ Scott Wilson has an interesting concept of an e-portfolio based on content from various Web feeds. http://www. 2004 http://www. http://www. Recognizing Learning: educational and pedagogic issues in e-portfolios. B.campustechnology.educause.org/collab/v. an online resource on collaboration.

org/vol2/iss2/eng lish/article1. http://www. 144-169.A.uk/docs/ALT_SURF_ILTA _white_paper_2005. e-portfolios. and Wade.htm Tosh. George (2004)... Gary (2004). ePortfolios.3/tosh. and Haywood. C. D.pdf Lorenzo. (2004). Dec. Aalderink. informal learning and ubiquitous computing. Fall. The digital convergence: extending the portfolio model.alt.edu/ir/library/pdf/E LI3001. http://www.cfm Do Not Reproduce 119 .elearnspace.educause. J.Emerging e-Learning Technologies E-Portfolio Tools Dubinsky.edu/ir/library/pdf/er m0441. Paper presented at the ALT/SURF/ILTA1 Spring Conference Research Seminar. 31(3). Dublin. (2003). On implementing Webbased electronic portfolios. S.. B.. http://www. V. & Figgins. April 1.edu/ir/library/pdf/e qm0224... (2002).. J.eradc.pdf#search=%22An%20Overview% 20of%20e-Portfolios%22 Roberts. http://www. D. J. Fleming.pdf Greenberg. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology. research.educause. (2005). J. W. (2005). An Overview of e-Portfolios.. (2005). (2002). 2005. and Werdmuller.. J.ca/content/vol31. 4. 28–37. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.. G. http://www. T. 39. Creating new views on learning: ePortfolios. Business Communication Quarterly. The Q-Folio in action: Using a Web-based electronic portfolio to reinvent traditional notions of inquiry. Educause Quarterly. Educause Review.com/exec/obidos/tg/ detail//B0008411NS/qid=1131423591/sr=11/ref=sr_1_1/103-24969408161425?v=glance&s=books Gathercoal.org/Articles/epo rtfolios. future thinking: digital repositories. B. Creation of a Learning Landscape: Weblogging and social networking in the context of e-portfolios. M. An Educause Learning Initiative Paper. http://www. P. Bryde.amazon. G. and portfolios. 2(2).A. Online paper. Online.. 16. G. (Focus on Teaching).cjlt. elearnspace. July/ August 2004. M. http://www. K. vol.pdf#search=%22Refle ctive%20learning%2C%20future%20thinki ng%3A%20digital%20repositories%22 Siemens. Feijen. D. and Ittelson. and McKean. engagement with electronic portfolios: challenges from the student perspective. 37(2). Reflective learning..citejournal.educause.pdf#search=%22Creation%20 of%20a%20Learning%20Landscape%3A %20weblogging%20and%20social%20ne tworking%20in%20the%20context%20of %20e-portfolios%22 Tosh.. html Young. Love. Trinity College. Lee. no.ac. http://www. Light. Harvey.org/papers/Learning_l andscape. Cook. http://www.

com/Microsoft+developer +tools+prep+for+next+Xbox/21001043_3-5603082. and Second Life. Online gaming and role-playing games are expected to take in more than $3 billion in 2007. Try them out at: http://www. games.com http://us. which is an attempt to provide a framework to understand the relationships between story.com/ http://www. identity work. Examples include Hive7. individual and collaborative learning across multiple multimedia.hive7. and traditional educational publishers have announced gaming initiatives for their higher education markets.freescale. Marc Prensky (2003). from the University of Wisconsin. ought to be part of the educational research agenda” (quoted in Godwin-Jones. the BT players shot ideas out of their cell phones. and learning (Amory. Making such changes is part of what modding is about.com/webapp/sps/s ite/homepage.cyworld. simulations.” says that “in the mod world. 2005). One interesting phenomenon is “modding” – modifying existing game engines to create new educational games. writing about “first person shooter games. multimodality 'attentional spaces' and rich meaningmaking and.html Learning through playing games (also known as “serious games”) is one of the hottest areas of emerging elearning. Brandon Hall Research .com. For a brief review of these tools.jsp?nodeId=0127268507 Microsoft has released a set of game development tools for the Xbox video game console. has found that massive multiplayer online games are “sites for socially and materially distributed cognition. virtual reality Description Learning through playing games (also known as “serious games”) is one of the hottest areas of emerging e-learning. as such. play. http://www. Constance Steinkuehler.com/ http://www. serious games.secondlife. 120 © 2006.com/ http://www. see: http://news. Major learning management platforms have added simulation or gaming extensions that will allow them to launch games and track results. complex problem solving.Gaming Development Tools Related terms Immersive environments. Dr. Educational games and simulations now appear on cell phones.com Freescale Semiconductor produces CodeWarrior Game Development Tools for both Sony and Nintendo game platforms. MySpace. Facebook.facebook.myspace. 2003). Cyworld. The theory of educational games is developing as the Game Achievement Model (GAM). ‘shooter’ should not necessarily be taken as a negative: the Shell players shot fire-fighting foam.” Selected Examples The latest trend in online games involves 3-D virtual social environments where each player is represented by a changeable avatar and where the “play” of the game depends on the direction the collectivity wants to take.

aspx Magnetar Games Corporation is a research-oriented software developer based in Vancouver.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Gaming Development Tools Clickteam in the UK offers its Games Factory software that promises the ability to produce a credible game in less than a half hour. Inc. http://www. This game allows users to play. http://www.com Thinking Worlds is an educational games authoring engine. http://www.nasaga.com/xna/ Softimage.com/ Muzzy Lane Software develops multiplayer games for education that come with authoring tools.org/?14@33.siggraph. See the selection of games at: http://www. produces educational games for training.thinkingworlds. Started in North America.mpjgaB KQdAe. dubbed XNA Studio. Do Not Reproduce 121 . http://www.pluginz. see how to play the e-mail game Depolarizer by finding the “Free Resources” at: http://thiagi. Review them at: http://esub.ucalgary. http://www. has game development tools for the Xbox.” http://www.org/cgibin/cgi/idCatResults. and evaluation of games and simulations to improve learning results in all types of organizations.htm One interesting phenomenon is “modding” – modifying existing game engines to create new educational games.softimage. helping speed up the game creation process. Magnetar provides authoring systems that allow even a non-programmer to become more involved in the game playing experience.com or go directly to the Softimage Web site. along with their Web sites. create.0@ Online Resources The ACM SIGGRAPH Web site lists suppliers of over 50 different game engines.com The North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) is a growing network of professionals working on the design.ca/~corbett/gamers /tools. http://www. implementation. Canada.clickteam. Thinking Worlds is based on well researched and proven learning principles and has already been used to develop highly engaging games in many subject areas. There is a free 30-day trial version.com/ In 2005. allows members of a game development team to work together.muzzylane. Many of their learning games resources are free. and even share games with other members of the Thinking Worlds community. NASAGA has members from more than 50 countries from around the globe. You can read about them at Pluginz. a subsidiary of Avid Technologies.microsoft.com/news/548 http://www.html&CategoryID=2 3 Rod Corbett at the University of Calgary has posted a page entitled “Cool Development Tools for Developing Games and Simulations (mostly freeware). edit.com/solutions/gam es/default. The toolset. Some of their games are played by simply using e-mail. For example.com/ Thiagi. Microsoft announced a version of Visual Studio for producing computer games.magnetargames.

com/ The DigiPlay site is a place to keep up with the latest in online gaming for education. It presents sessions on emerging trends in game development.seriousgamessummit. Sign up at: http://www.futureplay. http://www.edu/steink uehler/ Bibliography Amory.uga.html#Games_Gaming_for_Education_ The Education Arcade is a Web site managed by a partnership of MIT and the University of Wisconsin to publicize research and development projects that drive innovation in educational computer and video games.org.org/ The Game Developers Conference is held each year and brings together developers.pdf 122 © 2006.” Read her research at: http://website.htm Dr.education.coe. http://www.org/index2. Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen at the IT University of Copenhagen has written many articles in English and Danish on “serious games.dk/people/sen/public. Another Country: Virtual Learning Spaces. Paper presented at ED-Media 2003 Conference.itc.gdconf.php The former Game Technology Conference is now called FuturePlay. http://www.ac. Honolulu.com/zo ne8/index. Alan (2003). June 25-28.wisc.com Programmers Heaven devotes a section of its Web site to game development for various platforms and lists of game development tools.” Find his list of publications at: http://www.htm l The Serious Games Summit is another annual conference that brings together educational and business games developers.uk/index2.programmersheaven. researchers. http://www.ukzn. http://www.Gaming Development Tools Beverly Farrell of the University of Georgia maintains a massive list of resources on educational games.za/ited/amory/edme dia2003.digiplay.edu/itforum/Games_Res ources.htm Dr. and speakers on all aspects of gaming. Hawaii. Brandon Hall Research . http://www. 2003. http://it.org/ The Serious Games Initiative is the place for tracking the latest developments in the field of educational gaming. Get the latest information in this field from: http://educationarcade. They also hold an annual Game Developers Conference. Constance Steinkuehler is a specialist in the cognitive effects of being involved in “massively multi-player games.seriousgames.

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Maja Pantic of Imperial College.html Research by Dr.nl/ Charles Cohen maintains a Web site on gesture recognition research. http://www.ac. was held in Southampton. Selected Examples The Institute for Neural Computation – Machine Perception Lab.uk/ The 8th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition. London. 2008.fg2008. Advances in this area will have a major impact on the effective use of artificial intelligence. is investigating “how the brain works by developing embodied systems that solve problems similar to those encountered by the brain. http://www. April 10-12 2006. haptics.edu/ Online Resources The 7th International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition. The same techniques can be used to automatically scan and index video.ucsd. such as Markov models. artificial intelligence. play an important role in gesture and facial expression recognition.soton. UK.ecs.” http://mplab. The end goal of using this technology is to create a system that can identify a gesture or facial expression and then use that information to personalize the interaction or to control a particular device attached to the system. at the University of California. UK is on interactive actions and intentions for achieving multimodal human-machine interaction: http://mmi. Artificial intelligence techniques. Do Not Reproduce 125 . affective computing. robotics Description We all use gestures and facial expressions to communicate.cybernet. including identifying commercial products. Gesture and facial recognition technologies refer to a combination of computer hardware and software that can sense and understand a user’s gestures and facial expressions.tudelft. and robotics in elearning. A system’s recognition of the user’s actions and intentions becomes another form of communication between computers and humans.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Gesture and Facial Recognition Related terms Affective computing. FG2008. looking for particular sequences. will be held in Amsterdam on September 10-13.nl/~maja/ Gesture and facial recognition technologies refer to a combin-ation of computer hardware and software that can sense and understand a user’s gestures and facial expressions. For a list of papers: http://www. FG2006.com/~ccohen/gest ure. Recognizable learner gestures can include the following: Cursor movement Single-lick Double-click Rollovers Drag and drop Click and place Keyboard response Voice command Drawing with a stylus Iris tracking Head pointers (mainly used for persons with a physical disability) The major educational purpose of gesture recognition is to enable the computer to have a better model of the user in order to respond more appropriately.fg2006.

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com/adsk/servlet/in dex?id=2753027&siteID=123112 AutoTrol – Technical illustration tool http://www.com Advanced Visual Systems GSharp http://www.avs.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Graphics Tools Related terms Design.html The visual dimension of software information is important for a number of reasons. visualization Description The visual dimension of software information is important for a number of reasons. Graphics aid job performance Graphics help documents go global Graphics reach nonreaders Graphics seduce reluctant readers Graphics add credibility Graphics aid thinking Graphics promote more efficient reading Graphics can explain visual and spatial concepts Why Graphics Work Vision is our dominant sense Graphics are compact Graphics escape the limitations of linear text Graphics are readily understood Graphics are remembered Graphics are self-correcting While Horton's 1991 book is about enhancing documentation and help systems. Adobe has strengthened its position in the e-learning world.autodesk. Following are the ones most commonly used: Adobe Corporation has been a leader in graphics tools in multimedia for the past 20 years.com/software/soft_t/gsh arp.adobe. Horton applied these in his 2000 book. and in his recent 2006 book. Designing WebBased Training. Consider the topics and subtopics in the first ten pages of William Horton's Illustrating Computer Documentation (1991): Why Graphics Make Documentation Work Better user interface design. the same principles apply to Do Not Reproduce 128 .html Autodesk AutoSketch http://usa. In acquiring Macromedia. Selected Examples There are many graphical design tools on the market. e-Learning By Design.com/TechIllustrator. Following is a list of the major graphics software packages from Adobe: Adobe Fireworks Adobe Flash Adobe FreeHand Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign Adobe Photoshop http://www.techillustrator. given that the majority of online developers use Macromedia and Adobe tools.

php Microsoft graphics software applications are used by many e-learning developers.Blender is the open source software for 3-D modeling.com/E/1335.htm Several thousand graphics tools are listed by Google Directory.siggraph. http://www.com/products-x/ Corel Corporation is a distant second in the graphics tools space in terms of market share.uk/index. they provide a very competent set of tools for the lower priced end of the market: Corel Draw Corel Painter Corel PaintShop Pro Corel Photopaint Corel Picture Publisher http://www.com/ IBM CATIA http://www306.0. http://esub. http://www.uk/index.com/index.co.corel. Nevertheless.org/ Online Resources By now there are hundreds of 2-D and 3D software tools on the market.com/ Canvas Professional http://www. interactive creation.com/Top/Computers/ Software/Graphics/ The ACM SIGGRAPH Industry Directory lists thousands of graphics companies offering a huge variety of 2-D and 3-D services and products.acdamerica.html&CategoryID=1 The Virtuality Web site in the UK lists both 3-D editors and tools and 3-D models. Download a copy: http://www.org/cms/Home.ibm.php?p=dir &viewCat=9 http://virtuality3d.blender3d.co. and playback.com SmartDraw http://www. rendering.google. In acquiring Macromedia. The most commonly used packages are the following: Microsoft Image Composer Microsoft Paint Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Visio Microsoft Word Drawing Tool http://www. One of the best sites to locate reviews and ratings of 3-D software is 3DLinks.2.cfm The e-Learning Centre in the UK has a comprehensive listing of graphics and animation tools. animation.itedo.3dlinks.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Graphics Tools Blender .microsoft.broderbund. http://www. given that the majority of online developers use Macromedia and Adobe tools.com.org/cgibin/cgi/idCatList.com/software/applications/plm/c atiav5/ ITEDO IsoDraw – technical illustration http://www.uk/eclipse/vendors/gr aphics.co. http://virtuality3d. html Broderbund Printmaster http://www.smartdraw.elearningcentre. Adobe has strengthened its position in the elearning world. Do Not Reproduce 129 .xaraxtreme. The most listings are for 3-D software. post-production.com/exp/ste/ho me/ Xara Xtreme – open source graphics software http://www.php?p=dir &viewCat=7 Adobe Corporation has been a leader in graphics tools in multimedia for the past 20 years.

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miralab.pureform.now allow the nanotechnology and nanoscience community not only to look at atoms and molecules but even to touch them.html “Force Dimension's haptic force feedback devices .in conjunction with a scanning probe microscope . Haptic devices come in many forms. gloves.unige. such as docking two molecules to see if they fit together. a “surgeon” in Canberra was able to teach a “medical trainee” in Montreal the different steps to a gall bladder extraction.mpbtechnologies. joysticks/ joypads. HAPTEX is a research project on multimodal perception of textiles in the virtual environment.ch/ Haptics involves transmitting information through the sense of touch or force feedback. especially when training motor skills and physical relationships.html http://www. Haptic devices can also be used to provide feedback from hands-on models or simulators and to try out procedures at a nanotechnology level.sssup. and force-feedback mice.” http://www.org/ Using the CANARIE advanced high-speed network CA*net 4. Read the press release at: http://www.forcedimension. http://haptex. who becomes directly involved in experiencing something.ca/mpbt/haptics/hand_con trollers/freedom/f6_news_touching.com/s ection/view/?fnode=24 The project "HAPtic sensing of virtual TEXtiles" (HAPTEX). When used appropriately.com/fd/avs/ home/ Handshake proSENSE™ 2.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Haptics Haptics involves transmitting information through the sense of touch or force feedback. including the following: Proprioceptive (general sensory information about the body) Vestibular (the perception of head motion) Kinaesthetic (the feeling of motion in the body) Cutaneous (sensory information from the skin) Tactile (the sense of pressure experienced through the skin) Touch is one of the most important sensations for growth and learning. including pens. Selected Examples The “Museum of Pure Form” is a virtual reality system where the user can interact through the senses of touch and sight with digital models of 3-D art forms and sculptures. There are distinct subcategories in the field of haptics. http://www. Do Not Reproduce 131 .0 Virtual Touch Toolbox for Control Systems .it/projects/pureform. haptics helps make e-learning more relevant to the learner. Technology has advanced to the point that the sense of touch and force can be experienced in real time over a network. Haptic devices and interfaces are generally used with 3-D virtual environments to give a sense of realism to the action taking place within the virtual world. http://wwwpercro. Finally.handshakeinteractive.Create networkable force feedback programs using drag-and-drop program blocks. active object manipulation is more engaging than passively watching something happen on a screen.

jsp?resourcePath=/dl/proceedings /&toc=comp/proceedings/icalt/2005/23 38/00/2338toc. http://www.306 Kushner. Nakamura. http://www. NJ: Prentice-Hall..1_release-public.. Italy in March..unige. http://csdl2. Find a list of papers on haptics at: http://www. M.miralab.sensegraphics.smh.de/~ley/db/conf/haptics/whc2005. International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT'05). July 31. Deliverable D4.unitrier. Matsubara. (2005).com/title/013065097 8 Inoue. Report delivered January 15.org/ The World Haptics Conference was last held in Pisa. and Sukhatume.unipi. M. Brandon Hall Research . 917-921.haptics-e.immersion. and exoskeletal devices can be obtained from Immersion Corporation.1.computer.com/ Online Resources The Robotics Group of the University of Pisa maintains a list of publications on the “fundamentals of haptics. http://haptex. Specification of the Whole Haptic Interface.html Haptics-e is an online journal on haptics research. N.ccii.com/products/phan tom_ghost/phantom. http://www. McLaughlin. 2005.Haptics SenseGraphics is a company that specializes in open source development of haptics and graphics software.phptr. http://www. Upper Saddle River. Iwane.ch/public/HA PTEX-D4.html Haptic devices and interfaces are generally used with 3-D virtual environments to give a sense of realism to the action taking place within the virtual world.sensable. http://www. not-for-profit group that brings together researchers interested in haptics. http://www. http://www.org/persagen/DLA bsToc. (2002). David (2003). VR-Based Dynamics Learning System Using Haptic Device and Its Evaluation.1109/ICAL T. M.it/newroboti cs/robpublications/Keyword/FUNDAMEN TALS-OF-HAPTICS.pdf Hespanha. professional.se/index.2005.org/ Haptics-L is the “electronic mailing list for the international haptics community.isfh. G. Reality bytes. New York Times (Online).piaggio. M. J.informatik. html Bibliography HAPTEX Project (2005).” http://www. 132 © 2006.roblesdelatorre.xml&DOI=10.com..html SensAble Technologies develops haptic devices that make it possible for users to touch and manipulate virtual objects.au/articles/2003/0 7/30/1059480393138. and Ichitsubo. 2005. suits.asp Body-based devices include gloves. Touch in Virtual Environments: Haptics and the Design of Interactive Systems.com/gabriel/ hapticsl/ The International Society for Haptics is a new.” http://www. 2003. Y. Proceedings.

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digital paper.dottocomu. like digital ink and paper. Writing will require special digital pens. electronic paper. human-computer interaction.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Interface Devices Related terms Digital ink. instructional designers will need to learn about the various possibilities of each device in order to incorporate them into producing elearning content. For a review. For humans to use a computer. Now in the research and development phase. experience computing. the device will be the size of a paperback book and can hold 500 texts in its onboard memory. and digital paper pioneer EInk have announced an electronic book reader that is due to go on sale in Japan in late April for $375 (£204). although writing using a finger or hand is now becoming possible. monitors. tangible computing. This is the apparatus that takes human input and digitizes it for use by computer programs. input devices.buffalo. However. Selected Examples Accuscript and AuthentImage are two technologies for handwriting recognition and authentication. handwriting recognition. This requires a move towards better training of e-learning developers and instructional designers to advance the quality of e-learning experiences. head mounted displays. http://www. Examples of interface devices include the following: Digital ink and paper Foot pedals Gesture technologies Haptics devices Handwriting and printing recognition Instruments and sensors Joysticks and wheels Keyboards Mice Microphones and sound cards Tablet PCs Video cards Whiteboards Wireless technologies Many of these technologies are covered elsewhere in this report so will be only mentioned briefly here.html Sony. flexible digital paper should become commonplace over the next few years.com/b/archives/ 002571. display technologies. Having more kinds of input devices allows for a much richer e-learning experience. haptics. they must interact with it through an interface device. see: http://www. wearable computing.html For humans to use a computer. This is the apparatus that takes human input and digitizes it for use by computer programs. are just emerging as viable ways of connecting with a computer. gesture recognition.edu/reporter/vol35/v ol35n17/articles/Accuscript. Philips. Called Librié. whiteboards Description devices. Major technological improvements are being made in all of the above interface Do Not Reproduce 134 . and some. they must interact with it through an interface device. projectors.

net/Fun/SonyDesign/2 003/home.com/technology/howitwor ks.ices.cfm Now in the research and development phase. The “Weapons of Maths Construction” project at the University of Swansea in Wales can do just that. http://killer. http://www.edu/design/Foldable Display. 3) throw.html In 2005.html Smart Technologies makes a series of interactive whiteboards. Although this technology has been around for a few years. and 5) build.sony.cmu.edu/design/Digitalin k.channelnewsasia. These methods are 1) touch. Users can dial by waving the phone to write the number in the air instead of pressing a keypad and to erase items by shaking the phone up and down.logitech.” http://www.html Digital ink is a pen that writes on foldable digital paper. http://www.edfacilities.eink. Fujitsu announced that it had “developed the world's first film substratebased bendable color electronic paper featuring an image memory function. http://www. flexible digital paper should become commonplace over the next few years.fujitsu. This device allows handwritten notes to be downloaded to a computer via a USB interface.swan. see: http://www.mit.com/ Microsoft Corporation has developed a footpad computer interface." http://web. http://www.html MIT Media Lab's I/O Brush.uk/calculators/ On their “Experience Computing” Web site. although writing using a finger or hand is now becoming possible.cs.media. http://www.org/rl/interactive _whiteboards. Both technologies were developed at Carnegie Mellon University. 4) bend.cfm/produ cts/features/digitalwriting/US/EN Imagine writing mathematical equations on a whiteboard and having them solved in front of your eyes.php Wacom Technology Corporation is a supplier of graphics tablets and pens.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Interface Devices For an explanation of E-Ink’s proprietary technology that uses microcapsules of positively charged white pigment and negatively charged black pigment.cmu.ac.com/storie s/afp_asiapacific_business/view/12697 8/1/.lifehacker.html Samsung's new SCH-S310 mobile phone is equipped with motion-recognition capabilities.com/software/gad gets/microsoft-prototypes-footpadcomputer-interface-157916.edu/~kimiko/iobrus h/ Logitech has developed the io2 Digital Writing System. books and journal articles on the educational uses of interactive whiteboards. http://www.com Online Resources The National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF) has a resource list of links.wacom. http://www.smarttech. Sony Corporation demonstrates five futuristic ways of interacting with a computer. which "is a new drawing tool to explore colors.ices. Do Not Reproduce 135 . consisting of a pen and a charger.com/index. and movements found in everyday materials by 'picking up' and drawing with them. textures. Writing will require special digital pens.html http://killer. it is constantly being improved and updated. http://www. 2) roll.com/global/news/pr/ar chives/month/2005/20050713-01.

devx.uk/learning/ict/m anaging/resources/whiteboards.edu. See their advice and resources at: http://www.cfm?page =961 The Hertfordshire Grid for Learning gives teachers many resources on the proper use of interactive whiteboards.anoto.html http://www.Interface Devices The Education Network Australia has a Web page of links to articles on interactive whiteboards. is described in a 2002 press release.com/TabletPC/Door/20 301 Over the years.elearningcentre.aclearn.html http://www. Wired Magazine has published a number of articles on digital ink and digital paper.co.mspx 136 © 2006.com/presspass/fea tures/2002/oct02/1029tabletinking.net/display.com/ Microsoft’s Tablet PC. http://www.usask.wired.wired.0 5/ff_digitalink_pr.becta. Read all about their award winning technology at: http://www. http://www. with its use of digital ink.uk/ The Community Learning Resource Web site supports adult and community learning.edna. http://whiteboards. human computer interaction.thewirelessdirectory.uk/eclipse/Resources/ whiteboards.com/wired/archive/9. The site contains reviews of interactive whiteboards and tablet technologies. http://www.wired.ca/~gutwin/gi/ Becta is a UK agency that supports education departments in UK in their use of computers.htm The Wireless Directory Web site lists Bluetooth products and services and provides extensive information on this wireless format.0 4/anoto.au/edna/page458 8. http://www.com/wired/archive/8. Brandon Hall Research .htm Graphics Interface is the oldest continuously scheduled conference in the field. Following are three such articles: http://www.org. http://www.thegrid. GI consistently attracts high-quality papers from around the world on recent advances in interactive systems.org.com/wired/archive/5. http://www. and graphic. The agency has a comparison page of different brands of interactive whiteboards. http://www.html The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains a list of resources on using electronic whiteboards.shtml PC Tablet Developer is an online serial that publishes all types of material on tablet computer use.0 8/epapers.microsoft.html Anoto is a digital pen and ink company in Sweden.cs.com/Blu etooth-Overview/Bluetooth-Training.

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toolboxes: Shifting the focus back to content delivery. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005, Vancouver. http://ad.informatik.unifreiburg.de/mitarbeiter/khaireel/authors Copy/2005-eLearn.pdf Otsuki, Y., Bandoh, H., Kato, N., Indurkhya, B. and Nakagawa, M. (2004). Educational software employing group competition using an interactive electronic whiteboard. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 15(3), 257-269. http://dl.aace.org/16321 Read, J. C. (2005). The Usability of Digital Ink Technologies for Children and Teenagers. HCI2005. Edinburgh, Scotland, Springer. http://www.uclan.ac.uk/facs/destech/co mpute/staff/read/Publish/ChiCi/referenc es/the_usability_of_digital_ink.pdf Revell, Phil (2004). Whiteboards are doing the chalking. Guardian Unlimited, January 6, 2004. http://education.guardian.co.uk/elearnin g/story/0,10577,1116483,00.html Wong, Nicole (2006). Going beyond the alphabet: keyboard pad frees user from Western model. The Mercury News, Fri. April 7, 2006. http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/merc urynews/business/technology/1428638 8.htm Zeichick, Alan (2004). Why the Pen and Digital Ink Will Change Mainstream Computing. Tablet PC Developer, December 22, 2004. http://www.devx.com/TabletPC/Article/2 6667

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Related terms Campus portals, Content management, Course Management Systems (CMS), elearning portals, Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS), learning integration Description Learning management systems (LMS) – the term used in North America – and Managed Learning Environments (MLE) or Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) – terms used in Great Britain – are not “emerging technologies” per se, as this category of software has been around for about ten years. But there are a number of innovations in LMSs and VLEs that distinguish an “ordinary” system from one that is more advanced. There have been several “generations” of learning management systems: 1st Generation LMS – Stand-alone application running on a single computer with or without timesharing terminals 2nd Generation LMS – Web-based application with client-server architecture 3rd Generation LMS – Web-based application with N-tier architecture (separation of application into components and independent layers of functioning) 4th Generation LMS – Web-based application with distributed content that uses Web services and service oriented architecture (SOA) There is considerable debate in the elearning field as to whether or not LMSs have a future (Farmer, 2005), while others worry that the current model of LMSs has become entrenched to the point of inhibiting innovation. Morrison (2004) contends “that because key decisions and investments are already being (or have been) made, the widespread adoption by institutions of the current generation of MLE/VLEs is in danger of creating a de facto global elearning monoculture.” Others are developing new views of what a learning management system can become, and there are a number of significant innovations in 4th generation learning managements systems. Innovations include the following: Adaptability/Personalization Artificial Intelligence/Intelligent Tutoring Automatic generation of motivational messages Move from managing presentations and testing to learner control, conversation, and collaboration Use of 2-D and 3-D Virtual environments Service Oriented Architecture - integration with other enterprise systems, especially human resources/“talent management” systems Feldstein (2005) suggests that the nextgeneration of learning management systems should have the following characteristics:

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LMSs should provide a framework that makes it as easy as possible for programmers with different skill levels in different programming languages to build and integrate learning tools to serve specialized teaching and learning needs. Whenever possible, the technology standards implemented by the framework should be general rather than educationspecific to encourage the re-use of relevant groupware applications not originally designed for e-learning purposes. Part of what the framework should provide is a set of user interface primitives, thus reducing the usability challenge of mixing applications that were designed by different groups of people. But those primitives should be inheritable by applications with as little specific programmer effort as possible (i.e., they should mostly come along automatically when the developer chooses to use the framework). Another part of what the framework should provide is strong and flexible groups, roles, and permissions structures to be used by the various learning applications. The roles, groups, and permissions framework should also provide the capability of a user-centric view in which users can get roll-up views of data in applications that they use across several different groups (e.g., the combined calendar dates in several courses plus club and campus events). These ideas have gelled into a concept called the learning management operating system (LMOS), which has the following aims:

For students, more control over their own data For faculty, more control over the learning environment For institutions, more integration with their other campus IT systems For consortia, more ability to share computing resources without sacrificing needs of individual members Selected Examples Academici is a “virtual classroom” environment with a global peer to peer network, a search engine, a communication platform, a contact management system, content-driven forums run by experts, and other academic services. http://www.academici.com Elgg is an open source “learning landscape platform” that integrates a number of learning tools and information systems. To quote the developers, “Elgg is a personal learning landscape with the goal of connecting learners, instructors and resources creating communities of learning.” http://elgg.net/index.php EVE, a prototype of a new type of learning environment that uses 3-D graphics, has the following functionality: Communication Channels User's Representation and Awareness using Avatars Manipulation of Users/ Objects Presentation Table Application Sharing Break-out session rooms http://lttf.ieee.org/icalt2002/proceeding s/p103.pdf

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An e-book by William Rice on how to use Moodle, a leading open source learning management system, is available as a free download. http://opensourceschools.org/download/ Moodle_Sample_e-book.pdf Over 50 leading learning management companies and their LMS systems are listed in the Brandon Hall Research LMS Knowledgebase (Full disclosure: I work for Operitel Corporation, one of the LMS vendors listed below, and Brandon Hall Research is the publisher of this report). The LMS companies, in alphabetical order, are: Allen Communication Learning Services Allen Communication Learning Portal http://www.allencomm.com/ Avilar Technologies Inc. - WebMentor LMS http://www.avilar.com/ Compendium Corporation - Learn Enterprise Learning Management System http://www.compendiumcorp.com/ Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. Cornerstone OnDemand Enterprise Suite http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/ Element K - KnowledgeHub http://www.elementk.com/ Frontline Data Solutions, Inc. TrainingMine http://www.fldata.com/ Generation21 Learning Systems Generation21 Enterprise http://www.gen21.com/

GeoLearning Inc. - GeoMaestro http://www.geolearning.com/ GeoMetrix Data Systems Inc. - Training Partner http://www.trainingpartner.com Gyrus - Training Wizard MX/SST http://www.gyrus.com/ IBM - IBM Lotus Workplace Collaborative Learning http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/redbooks. nsf/RedpieceAbstracts/sg247254.html? Open InfoSource Inc. - InfoSource http://www.howtomaster.com/ Integrated Performance SystemsiPerform http://www.ips-inc.com/ Intellinex LLC- Intellinex LMS http://www.intellinex.com/ Interactive Solutions New Media Inc. - OnTracker LMS http://www.isnewmedia.com/isnm2005/ index.html IntraLearn Software Corp. - IntraLearn XE http://www.intralearn.com/ KnowledgePlanet Inc. - KnowledgePlanet Enterprise Learning Suite http://www.knowledgeplanet.com/flashh ome.asp Learn.com - LearnCenter http://www.learn.com

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LearnSomething Inc. - Isoph Blue http://www.learnsomething.com/ MaxIT - LearnerWeb http://www.maxit.com/ Meridian Knowledge Solutions Inc. Meridian KSI Knowledge Centre http://www.meridianksi.com/ mGen Inc. - mGen Enterprise http://www.mgen.com/ NetDimensions - Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP) http://www.netdimensions.com/ Novasys Information Services Ltd. TrainingOffice Audit http://www.novasys-corp.com/index.jsp Operitel Corporation - LearnFlex LMS http://www.operitel.com/overview.aspx Oracle USA Inc. - Oracle Learning http://www.oracle.com/applications/huma n_resources/learning.html OutStart Inc. - OutStart Evolution LMS http://www.outstart.com/portal/index.jsp PeopleSoft (Oracle) - PeopleSoft Learning Management http://www.oracle.com/applications/peopl esoft/hcm/ent/module/learning_mgmt.ht ml Plateau Systems - Plateau Learning Management System http://www.plateau.com/ Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corp. Tracker.Net http://www.vbtrain.net/trackerinfo.aspx

RISC - Virtual Training Assistant http://www.risc-inc.com/ Saba - Saba Enterprise Learning Suite http://www.saba.com/products/saba/lea rning/index.htm SAP - SAP Learning Solution http://www.sap.com/solutions/businesssuite/erp/hcm/learningsolution/index.ep x SSA Global Technologies Inc. - SSA Learning Management http://www.ssaglobal.com/ SSE - SSElearn Portal http://www.sselearn.com/ Strategia - Ed Training Platform http://www.strategia.ca/en/default.asp SumTotal Systems Inc. - TotalLMS http://www.sumtotalsystems.com/ Syntrio - Syntrio Enterprise LMS http://www.syntrio.com/ Technomedia Training Inc. - TM SIGAL http://www.technomedia.ca/en/htm/en_ 00_01_01.cfm TEDS Inc. – TEDS http://www.teds.com/ TeraLearn.com Inc. - TeraLearn LCMS http://www.teralearn.com/2004/index.ht ml Trivantis Corporation - CourseMill LMS http://www.trivantis.com/ TTG Systems Incorporated – TRACCESS http://www.ttg-inc.com/

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Vuepoint - Vuepoint Learning System http://www.vuepoint.com/ WBT Systems - TopClass LMS http://www.wbtsystems.com/ WebRaven Pty Ltd - DOTS - Dynamic Online Training System http://www.webraven.com Websoft Systems Inc. – KnowledgeBridge http://www.websoft.com/ Wizdom Systems Inc. - LMSLive http://www.wizdom.com/ Worldwide Interactive Network Inc. - The Learning Manager http://www.thelearningmanager.com XStream Software Inc. - XStream RapidShare LMS http://www.xstreamsoftware.com/ Xtention Inc. - Xtention Learning Management System http://www.xtention.com/ Online Resources Brandon Hall Research (publisher of this report) has a section of their Web site called “LMS Central,” where they publish extensive documentation on learning management systems. For LMS buyers who already have a short list of systems, Brandon Hall Research provides access to individual profiles of more than 50 learning management systems. Each profile is 30 to 50 pages long and contains a review of the system and detailed specifications regarding the system's features. http://www.brandonhall.com

For a review of leading open source learning management systems, see the recent article in Learning Circuits, by Sam Adkins. http://www.learningcircuits.org/2005/oc t2005/adkins.htm The Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) maintains a Web site called EduTools. The site contains a large number of reviews of "course management systems." http://www.edutools.info/static.jsp?pj=8 &page=HOWTO#productinfo The e-Learning Centre in the UK combines reviews of corporate learning management systems (LMS) and learning content management systems (LCMS), separating these from “educational course management systems” and “virtual learning environments,” and open source course and learning content management systems. http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk Teresa A. D’Eca in Portugal maintains a fantastic list of Web resources on all aspects of learning online: ds/online-learningenvironments.htm#Teaching An evaluation report on learning activities management systems (LAMS) is available from the JISC in the UK. http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=e lp_lams A detailed diagram of the future of virtual learning systems according to Scott Wilson is available at: http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/b logview?entry=20050125170206


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Learning objects are often referred to as “chunks of learning. However. learning object repository (LOR). At the simplest level. Another use for learning objects is in the area of “rapid learning. as the learning objects do not need to make sense linked together because they are used to deliver specific pieces of information. As online educational materials are produced. and the presentation of a particular “chunk of learning. there is no agreed upon definition of what learning objects really are. sharable content objects (SCOs). They are emulations of “software objects. usually referred to as “learning object repositories. The vision of the learning object model (LOM) is to have computer programs organize personalized courses of study using many learning objects that are selected based on gaps in knowledge determined by computer-based assessments. Learning objects range from a single image or piece of text to full Web-based units on a specific curriculum. metadata is used to describe objects in repositories.” To facilitate searching and retrieval. a well-known standard for learning objects. Rather.” This use has been more successful. rapid learning.” where a particular learning object is served up in response to a specific user's immediate need for information. in practice most uses of learning objects fall far short of that ideal.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Learning Objects and Repositories Related terms Artificial intelligence. reusable learning objects (RLOs). 2004.” But people do not learn much in de-contextualized discrete chunks. does not mean the intended learning has taken place. intelligent tutoring. Beyond that. A more soph- Learning objects are a unit of software that is produced about a particular aspect of a subject and that has educational value. Learning objects have several uses.” a central concept of object-oriented programming that provides for the reusability of coherent pieces of code. learning object model (LOM). The acronym SCORM. but it is important to understand that the act of reassembling parts on a screen is not an adequate instructional design model (Krauss. stands for Sharable Content Object Reference Model. the reassembly of learning objects results in the same old “tell-test” presentations. While there is a vision of both reusability and interoperability of learning objects.” such as a graph. Do Not Reproduce 145 . they often end up in online aggregations of learning objects. There is nothing inherently wrong with the concept of reusability. 2006). Learning objects are also referred to as “reusable learning objects” (RLOs) and “sharable content objects” (SCOs). it has been difficult to show a working demonstration of this vision that makes sense from a pedagogical point of view. This application of learning objects is sometimes referred to as “just-intime learning. Description Learning objects are a unit of software that is produced about a particular aspect of a subject and that has educational value. One use is to improve the efficiency of producing educational materials by reusing learning objects in new curriculum units (which themselves may also be learning objects). learning objects are really software objects built to be reusable so that programmers or graphic artists do not need to reconstruct them. Wiley. SCORM.

http://www.” Repositories for learning objects can be simple or complex (“rafts” or “battleships” to use Derek Morrison’s metaphor). As Collis and Strijker (2003) note. This idea is based on older. What is stored in learning object repositories is not standardized in terms of formats but represents a wide range of educational media. http://www.cdlib.org/ CLOE stands for the Cooperative Learning Object Exchange.info FLORE stands for the French Learning Object Repository for Education. http://learnware.Learning Objects and Repositories …there is no agreed upon definition of what learning objects really are. http://dspace. http://www.arizona.ca/projects/CC CO/cloe_stories.edu/ DLORN (Distributed Learning Object Repository Network) is a repository set up by Stephen Downes. It is open to any member of the academic or research community.educanext. Brandon Hall Research . and distributes digital research material.downes. computer-use practices. Learning objects range from a single image or piece of text to full Web-based units on a specific curriculum.fedora. and pedagogical approaches of the potential learners and their instructors. While older adults may be impressed by a program’s ability to provide a custom mix of items to view on the screen. hosted by the University of Victoria in Canada.html EducaNext is a service that supports creating and sharing knowledge for higher education. Making this fit has proven to be very difficult.ca/hrd/flore/ 146 © 2006. preserves. this model does not work for the younger generation of adults now in educational institutions or work settings. stores.cgi DSpace is a digital repository system that captures. culture. “The reusability of an electronic learning resource depends on its fit with the language.ca/cgibin/dlorn/dlorn. http://web. behaviorist concepts of “programmed instruction” that have now been replaced by newer cognitive and constructivist learning theories of education. Selected Examples Following is a list of some of the many learning object repositories: The California Digital Library supports the libraries of the University of California. isticated version of this model is the vision of giant repositories of reusable objects that can be assembled into a “course” or “teaching moment” based on the results of continuous online assessments. indexes. http://dlist. and they can be general or subject specific. http://www.uwaterloo.sir.org/ubp Fedora is a general-purpose repository system developed jointly by Cornell University Information Science and the University of Virginia Library. curriculum.uvic. a consortium of colleges and universities who have agreed to share learning objects.org/index.html The Digital Library of Information Science and Technology is based at the University of Arizona. a senior researcher at the National Research Council in Canada.

goenc.net/project.utoronto.unsw. http://portal. with a focus on information literacy. http://www.org/ci/en/ev.merlot. http://lester.koha. http://www.org UNESCO maintains the Free & Open Source Software Portal.com/application/pdf/en/ us/guest/netsol/ns460/c654/cdccont_09 00aecd800eb905. http://www.edu Koha is a New Zealand based online library covering all subjects.000 items. which profiles innovative research projects and researchers.po National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is a great source for learning materials in science fields.oise.edu.html Online Resources Cisco Systems has been a leader in promoting “reusable learning objects.phpURL_ID=12034&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL _SECTION=201.au:8010/ The Maricopa Learning Exchange is a warehouse of learning objects at the high school and college levels.llearn.thegateway.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Learning Objects and Repositories Gateway to 21st Century Skills contains thousands of lesson plans and teaching resources for grades K-12. http://www.edu/DesktopDefault. http://nsdl. http://www.org/ LESTER (Learning Science and Technology Repository) is an online community and database focused on innovations in learning science and technology (LST). http://ideas.org/Home.php LoLa Exchange is a place for sharing high quality learning objects.org goENC contains resources for K-12 science and math.com/ IDEAS provides Wisconsin educators with teacher reviewed resources for grades K-12.org/ LRC is an international community for sharing materials in higher education.org/ The Ontario E-Learning Object Management Repository has been set up by the Ministry of Education to serve learning objects to Ontario schools and post-secondary institutions.cisco.lolaexchange.edu/mlx/ MERLOT is the largest repository of learning objects. http://www.lrc3.ca/acg/eduontari o_d/secure/elearning/ PROFETIC is a French learning object repository.profetic.publiclibraryofscience.mcli.org/ Public Library of Science is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. http://www.maricopa. with almost 15.dist. http://www. http://www.rice.unesco.wisconsin.” A 2003 white paper on the company’s RLO strategy is available at: http://www.aspx?t abindex=0&tabid=1 LLEARN is a repository of materials for language learning.pdf Do Not Reproduce 147 . http://mlor. http://www.

edu/podcasting/projects/in dex.html Norm Friesen has written a review of implementing learning object repositories that use the Canadian standard.htm Do Not Reproduce 148 . C.html The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee hosts a large bibliography on learning objects.org/Journal/Mar_04/article 02.html LORNET is a consortium of Canadian universities who share research on learning objects and their use.ca/mt/archive/000 681.org/guidelines/index.jcdl. A. J.it/~lhci/002.org/blog/archives/ 002089. (2004).edu/Dept/CIE/AOP/LO_co llections.ht m The Joint Conference on Digital Libraries holds an annual gathering. And Longo. http://www. M.amazon.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Learning Objects and Repositories A primer on how to design and author learning objects.uis. and Alderman.L. T.nmc.cancore.html#com123 Bibliography Barritt. http://www.itdl.uniroma1. http://www.dicole. http://www. http://www.uwm. is available at: http://www.org/ The Higher Educational Podcast Repository is a place for storing educationally useful lectures and other educational events. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. http://www. Creating a Reusable Learning Objects Strategy: leveraging information and learning in a knowledge economy. “Learning Objects: Is the King Naked?” http://flosse. authored by Rachel Smith. see Teemu Leinonen’s article. San Francisco: Pfeiffer. SCX 2004: a SCORM 2004 – based tool for the real-time production of Learning Objects. CANCORE. http://www.doc Christiansen.dis.uwm.org/eng/scientifiques.” also known as LORs – learning object repositories.ca/implementing_proje cts. http://www.edtechpost. M.html For a highly critical view of learning objects.elearnspace.edu/Dept/CIE/AOP/LO_bi b. EdTechPost.org/?item=learningobjects-is-the-king-naked Scott Leslie’s reply to the above article is found on his blog. and Anderson. Celentano. (2004).lornet.. Online paper. March. 1(3). http://www.html The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee also maintains a list of “learning object collections.com/exec/obidos/tg/d etail//0787964956/qid=1131924725/sr=82/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-46096590461665?v=glance&s=books&n=507846 Bochicchio. F.shtml An audio discussion of learning objects with several of the leaders in this field is available at: http://www. (2004). http://www. Feasibility of Course Development Based on Learning Objects: Research Analysis of Three Case Studies.

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This allows GPS receivers to triangulate their own position to within a few meters by taking bearings from at least three visible satellites. Location-based technologies are used in elearning when geographical position is important to an educational experience. including cell phones. or exhibits Improve visitor services by providing information on nearby facilities such as restaurants and gift shops Provide tour management information. geocaching. The two technologies most prevalent in locationbased e-learning are the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Do Not Reproduce 151 . Each satellite continually broadcasts its position and the time. users will be able to use a variety of devices. laptops. However. personal media players. location-based systems are found in museums. including to do the following: Enhance visitor experiences using dynamic location-based content Provide access to specific content irrelevant roams. more demands for a person’s attention. to track their location and interact with educational experiences that use that information. and security issues. Usually these visualizations are overlaid onto a map.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Location Based Technologies Related terms Ambient content. tours Description Location-based technologies are used in elearning when geographical position is important to an educational experience. The Global Positioning System consists of 24 satellites owned by the U. including the following: Information services and tour guides delivered in place Educational games that have a geographical component Support for field trips in which locationbased technologies provide learning materials during a visit to a specific place Gathering data in a specific location for later analysis Personalization of a visit in real-time based on where a person is located at any given moment Learning games within a specified geographical area In the cultural sector. PDAs. and exhibits for a variety of purposes. A Geographic Information System enables the geographic aspects of a body of data to be visualized. including privacy concerns. navigation. and wearable computers. there are potential disadvantages to locationbased technologies. Bensford (2005) identifies some of the educational uses of location-based technologies. as with any new technology. galleries. Department of Defense.S. gaming consoles. including better security due to location tracking capabilities Analyze visitor traffic (for planners) Help users access relevant content from the Web during and after museum tours Improve accessibility for visitors with disabilities As computer devices become smaller and more mobile. findability. galleries. proximity tools.

com/ Selected Examples 152 © 2006.google.museum.esri. interact with Google Mars is a composite of the mapping http://www.com/ As computer The Science Museum of Minnesota in St devices become Paul has GIS-based projects for public Frapper is a Web site that allows you to smaller and display and ongoing class work. personal media Google Maps is an intuitive map of the Georeferencing is the process of converting world that allows the user to zoom in and players.cadcorp. and to learn about them using a phones. See how this direction. gaming http://www.intergraph. The Laboratory’s Web site Cadcorp . information. http://local.berkeley. earth.com/ ISlab/ MapInfo .google. Enter an address to find a local map for almost anywhere in the world.com/mars/ PanGo offers a “location management system” that can store and report on geographic data. experiences that people.com/mars/ specialists have developed a WORLDCLIM information.pangonetworks. to what a GIS system uses.http://www.mapinfo. The vision is to show scenes of the areas on the maps. http://earth.com/ Intergraph . the museum’s exhibit floor features users will be interactive maps of the St Croix River valley.il.live.smm.com/ mapping service. PDAs. Clark Labs .http://www.Location Based Technologies The GIS Laboratory at Springfield’s Illinois State Museum uses GIS to create and The main players in the GIS market include maintain a database of over 40.biogeomancer.clarklabs.state. with abilities to show the location of Greatest Places allows students to explore including cell almost any service or feature that is a variety of interesting places worldwide searchable from a database.us/research/G ESRI. similar to continuous and can be dragged in any computers.greatestplaces.com/ location and biodiversity around the world. track their system is being used to plot changes in http://earth.http://www.google.org/ educational of Mars. it is a great tool for teaching science. and text descriptions of locations to computerout for various levels of details.http://www. to model the climate in any place in the world. A kiosk on create custom maps and tags them with more mobile.google.org/ consoles.org/ variety of Google Earth is an amazing view of the devices. Mapquest is a mapping service that covers http://mvz.000 archaeological sites in the state. Windows Live Local is the new Microsoft http://www. laptops. While not very useful for most At the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.frappr. The map is wearable readable geographic locations. GIS also is the following: being used to create several new exhibits in the coming year. Geographic Information System (GIS) use that http://www.com/ Geographic Information System.edu/ the globe. http://www. http://www.http://www.com able to use a http://www.com/ includes a GIS animations gallery. Brandon Hall Research .org/ http://www.

wisc.asp ArcGIS by ESRI is used to teach geography in schools. See their complete range of products. The site also contains a great list of links to geographic data and maps. at: http://www.edu/sco/gis/hi story.com/ CAERUS is a context aware educational resource system for outdoor sites.opensourcegis.geog.cetadl.pdf Online Resources The British Ordnance Survey.eoscenter.org/index.ordnancesurvey.leeds. http://www.confluence. http://platial. This project's objectives are to introduce geographical information systems into European secondary schools and to show how it can be used in geography and environmental education.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Location Based Technologies CHIMER is a partly EU funded project aiming “to capitalise on the natural enthusiasm and interest of children in developing new approaches to the use of evolving technologies for documenting items of cultural interest in their local communities. http://www.ac.chimer.” Conference abstracts are available at: http://www.ca/ Do Not Reproduce 153 . maintains a Web site on educational uses of its maps.co.org/ The University of Montana offers an “earth observing system” on its Web site that is used for students in schools doing geographic projects.html For a history of Geographic Information Systems in education.bc.org/ Platial enables anyone to find.uk/oswebsi te/education/index. http://www. http://www. http://pngis.htm#abs The Petroleum and Natural Gas International Standardization (PNGIS) Joint Task Force has a Web site on geographical information systems.bham.uk/events/2005/gis0 5/gis05.uk/odl/ GISAS stands for Geographical Information Systems Applications for Schools. see: http://www.ac. and Environmental Sciences (GEES) conference at Leicester University was “The Place of GIS in the Curriculum.” http://www.30670 The goal of the Degree Confluence Project is to visit the intersection of every degree of latitude and longitude in the world (except those in the oceans and near the poles) and take a picture to post on the Web. Earth.fi/english/page.uk/Lists/Publi cations/Attachments/1/CAERUS_CAL.gees.html The University of Leeds and the University of Southampton in the UK offer a joint Masters degree in using GIS systems in distance education.cf m The theme of the 2005 Geography.esri.asp?path=5 00. http://portal. as well as papers on trends in GIS. and use meaningful maps of places that matter to them.edu.5372. create.ac.geography.com/index. the national mapping agency for Great Britain.html A large resource list of links to open source GIS software is available at: http://www.com/gis4mt/index. http://www.

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including a Web site that The Web is made up of an extremely large collection of software objects. Many of these objects are software programs.” then. API clouds. For two or more programs to talk to each other. It is about to change again into a highly fragmented “learning landscape” where online presentations will be only one option in a myriad of choices for learners and instructors. A “mashup. The programs that do this are call “Web Services. provides access to the API of another Web site. hybrid applications. they need to have an agreed-upon set of rules. or they can depend on other programs to supply data or specific functions. also called “object learners and interoperability. The “content” for educational experiences will be based on distributed applications and data sources. of how to communicate with each other. E-learning in the workplace and. is the trendy name (borrowed from the practice of mixing music) for a composite or hybrid Web application.” that is. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. Web application hybrid Description E-learning in the workplace and. Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). composite applications. Multi-channel distributed learning will combine many forms of face-toface learning with dozens of learning technologies and data sources to produce a rich learning experience that is dynamic. For example. to a lesser extent. Programs can be “stand alone. in schools and universities. has moved from early text-based CBT systems to full-scale multimedia presentations. in schools and universities. all expressed in binary code.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Mashups.” and Do Not Reproduce 155 .” “Web Services” is the name given to a method of connecting a function in one application to a Web page in another application so that the function appears to be part of the Web page. will be only one The meaning of SOAP has since broadened option in a to include rules on how two software myriad of programs can communicate and work with choices for each other. Mashups are constructed in several ways. Using SOAP. Instead of moving among discrete applications in courses. to a lesser extent. Such programs can “expose” their functions or data to other programs and be “consumed” by them. integration.” instructors. or through “Web services. and relevant to each person’s learning needs and goals. tag clouds. This is all possible because of an explosion of innovation in information and communications technologies (ICT) that help individuals and collectives learn. HTTP stands for HyperText Transfer Protocol and is the set of rules for how a request for a specific Web page can be made to a Web server. which can range from a single statement to massive amounts of computer code. run all by themselves. learners in the near future will be able to access “hybrid applications” or “mashups” in which data is mixed together from many different sources in a unique blend for that learner at that moment. Similarly. the rules for sending files across the Internet. programmers can build programs that communicate across the Web and exchange data with other programs. SOAP and Web Services Related terms AJAX. or protocol. personalized. the set of rules for accessing a software object on the Internet. It is about to change again into a highly fragmented “learning landscape” where online SOAP originally stood for Simple Object presentations Access Protocol. has moved from early text-based CBT systems to full-scale multimedia presentations.

online curriculum is more and more becoming a mashup.icio. Some Web services are public and can be linked to by any software that knows how to read the information from the Web service. Her links in the category of mashups are found at: http://www. at the same time.Mashups.programmableweb.mashupfeed. http://www.emilychang. Any learning management system (LMS) with built-in Web services can be part of a mashup by integrating data and functions from other types of programs. thereby making the LMS capable of tracking the formal aspects of learning while.com/mashups/MashUps ResourceCenter. a writer for Business Week. document management.com /mashups/MashUpsResourceCenter. When a Web site takes data from several Web services and perhaps mixes it with its own data. including a matrix of 87 sites with APIs that interact with each other. 2004). Online Resources Mashup Feed gives the latest and greatest examples of actual mashups. Many have educational value.com/go/ehub/cate gory/C49 Programmable Web claims to keep “you up to date with the latest on mashups and the new Web 2.htmlhttp://www. such a site is referred to as a mashup or Web hybrid application.” It has many examples of mashups. providing an informal collaborative environment.html The Wikipedia entry for Mashup (Web application hybrid) contains links to other mashup sites. Selected Examples Mike Malloch has posted a set of examples of educational mashups on del. such as those for collaboration.. etc.wikipedia. Brandon Hall Research . Mashups and Web services are alternative ways of accessing educational content that need to be taken into account by any LMS that is tracking learning activities. such a site is referred to as a mashup or Web hybrid application.deitel. SOAP and Web Services the organization of software to facilitate these arrangements is called “Service Oriented Architecture” (SOA) (Erl.com/matrix Deitel maintains a “mashups resource center” with diverse articles and resources on this topic. http://www.0 APIs. http://en.deitel.programmableweb.html Rob Hof.com/ http://www.us/Mike_Malloch/webtech/ MASHUP 156 © 2006.us.icio. As Warlick (2006) has noted. while other Web services require authorization through the use of security procedures. has produced about a dozen articles on mashups in business for his magazine.com/ Emily Chang is a San Francisco Web designer with a large offering of Web links. communications. http://del. http://blogs. as it draws materials from many different sources in a network of distributed servers.businessweek.com/the_thread /techbeat/archives/mash-ups/index. http://www.org/wiki/Mashup_%28 web_application_hybrid%29 When a Web site takes data from several Web services and perhaps mixes it with its own data.

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html This “data about data” is known as metadata and has a critical role in many emerging elearning technologies.” the practice of social bookmarking whereby users assign their own freely chosen metadata to learning objects. and institutional stores. and artificial intelligence are being developed.xtm SIMILE seeks to enhance interoperability among digital assets.edu/guides/subjects/ metadata/index. community.org/ The Ontologies for Education project is a portal maintained by three universities to disseminate information on ontologies. pervasive computing.mit.cetis. An ontology.do?tm= O4E.mit.html Educause lists resources on “folksonomies.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Metadata. Do Not Reproduce 158 . Data can be classified in a formal manner or classified by individuals who place their own tags into a database as they enter data. search engines. http://dublincore. This approach is sometimes called a folksonomy. repositories. http://libraries. so are ways to describe data so that it can be used by programs in a variety of ways. which is a visualization of the metadata used in searches. A key challenge is that collections that are to interoperate are often distributed across individual. http://www.edu/content.imsglobal.ca/en/ Online Resources CETIS – the Centre for Educational Technology Interoperability Standards – in the UK has published a list of “guides to metadata” and the learning object model (LOM).org/metadata/mdv 1p3pd/imsmd_bestv1p3pd. Computer algorithms are then used to group similar or related tags into a tag cloud. http://metadata. to develop metadata standards. metadata. All of the above are used to classify and store data for later use by a program.cancore. http://www. refers to the formal description of the network of relationships used to track how one item or word relates to another. Ontologies and Taxonomies Related terms Folksonomies.ac. http://simile. and services. Selected Examples The Dublin Core Metadata Initiative is an industry group that initially met in Dublin.asp?p age_id=645&PARENT_ID=794&bhcp=1 The IMS Global Learning Consortium has developed guidelines for using metadata with learning objects. A taxonomy is a hierarchical listing of topics or subject categories in a particular area. It is based on and fully compatible with the IEEE Learning Object Metadata standard and the IMS Learning Resource Meta-data specification. schemata/vocabularies/ ontologies. in the context of information technology. social bookmarking Description At the same time that learning objects.uk/guides/ The MIT Libraries has produced a Metadata Reference Guide.wssu. http://iiscs. Ohio. This “data about data” is known as metadata and has a critical role in many emerging e-learning technologies. http://www.edu/o4e/viewhome.edu/ Cancore is a Canadian initiative to develop metadata standards for elearning.educause.

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it is predicted that there will be 2. podcasting. This is more than three including the following: Small screens limit the amount and type of information that can be displayed Limited memory and storage capacities for mobile devices Batteries have to be charged regularly Mobile devices are more fragile than other types of computers and can more be more easily stolen or lost Do Not Reproduce 161 . multimedia. location-dependence. times the number of personal computers (PCs). MP3 eLearning: accessible resources wherever as increased computer literacy. particularly those in dispersed communities Active learning experiences Mobile learning (“m-learning”) refers to the use of mobile and handheld IT devices. such telephones. brokerage. rich players. personal digital assistants (PDA). tablet PCs. laptops.” The Mobilearn However. there were estimated to be 1. tablets.5 billion mobile phones in the world (Prensky. such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). and mentoring. 2003). it is learning and knowledge sharing that takes place when a learner is using a mobile device. cellular telephones. location based technologies. personalization. you are. cellular intersection of mobile computing and Researchers point out other benefits. learning architecture [that] will support creation. Essentially. such as Personal Digital Assistants Clark Quinn (2000) sees m-learning as “…the (PDAs). time and space. pervasive computing. laptops. wireless Description Mobile learning (“m-learning”) refers to the use of mobile and handheld IT devices. strong search capabilities. there are potential disadvantages teaching and Project (2003) advocates for “a new mlearning. and building. assessment… e-learning independent of computers in location. any place connectivity Flexible and timely access to e-learning resources Immediacy of communication Empowerment and engagement of learners. instant messaging (text. mLearning.” Two years ago. powerful support for effective tablet PCs. cell phones. learning. wearable computing. MP3 players. and wearable computers in teaching and learning. video) and distributed databases. In addition to sales of one billion mobile phones in 2009. delivery and tracking of learning and information content. using ambient intelligence. communicative skills and community interaction. in mobile computing (McLean. 2004). and performance-based wearable collaborative learning.6 billion units in operation by that year. and these sophisticated phones have the processing power of a mid-1990s PC.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Mobile Devices Related terms Ambient computing. conversational learning. improved identity creation. personalization. The key benefits of using mobile devices for learning include the following: Portability Any time.

ccu. Cited in Prensky. 2004). adult participants in the School’s professional development programs.asp?id=5&projectid=4572 The Tate Modern Art Museum has launched a pilot multimedia tour of its galleries using handheld computers. Masayasu Morita evaluated the use of English language lessons formatted differently for computers and cell phones.se/projectd ata.tw/~yschen/mypap ers/AINA2004-final. He found that 90 percent of cell phone users were still accessing the lessons after 15 days. movies.ccu.co.cs.Mobile Devices Two years ago.bbc. and pre-service teachers.cs. Its mandate is to develop technology and services for mobile learning using an open service-based architecture. compared to only 50 percent of computer users.” a “butterfly-watching learning system.5 billion mobile phones in the world (Prensky.uk/1/hi/technology/22 25255. Brandon Hall Research .computer.” They have a “firefly watching system.tw/~yschen/conpap ers/bird.mobilearn.stm Researchers at a university in Taiwan have developed various mobile systems for learning about “outdoor ecology. http://urbantapestries.org/comp/proceedin gs/icalt/2004/2181/00/21810910. This is more than three times the number of personal computers (PCs).org/ The Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning Project (HDUL) at Harvard is studying how wireless handheld devices can enhance learning and teaching for faculty and students. Users can access and create location-specific text.pdf http://www.ccu. Australia. Israel.stockholmchallenge.cs.edu. http://www. in Japan.harvard.edu. (2004). there were estimated to be 1. US. http://news. Visitors are given a Pocket PC that uses a wireless network to track where they are in the gallery. pictures. or a combination of media.” and a “bird watching learning system.pdf MOBIlearn is a worldwide European-led project with 24 partner organizations across Europe. and these sophisticated phones have the processing power of a mid1990s PC.pdf The Mobile Technologies for Mobile Learning (MoTFAL) Project involves a variety of researchers and educators.edu. http://csdl2.edu/~hdul/ Urban Tapestries is an experimental location-based wireless platform in Central London. Selected Examples Employees at the Malmo Hospital in Sweden access videos on how to use various pieces of equipment in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) using handheld computers and peer-to-peer learning.tw/~yschen/mypap ers/JECR-2005. Intermittent connectivity Interoperability among devices is difficult Links to learning management systems and other enterprise IT systems are primitive or non-existent Existing applications need to be adapted for mobile devices at considerable expense Network access costs can be significant Security is a major issue There is little stability in the market because of rapid development On a positive note. http://gseacademic.net/ 162 © 2006.pdf http://www. audio. http://www.” http://www.

” and “iPods and Podcasting in Education. http://www. For example. maintains an extensive Web site on everything related to mobile learning.htm WWWTools for Education has articles on “Handheld Computers in Education.knowledgepulse.135/ipodined/news. and a glossary. http://www.iadis.beta80group. applications.telus.” “Mobile/Cell Phones in Education.ph p Do Not Reproduce 163 . links.it/past/ Urban Tapestries is an experimental location-based wireless platform covering the Bloomsbury area of central London in the UK.asp The iPods in Education Web site is a portal on these mobile devices being used for learning.232. technologies.ac.cf m?x=0&rid=2737 http://m. This prototype allows users to access and create location-specific content.co.net/~kdeanna/mlearnin g/index.edu/vol9num1/emerging/de fault. http://www. http://213. Learn more at: http://www. Gaming. html Online Resources The e-Learning Centre in the UK has a long list of mobile and wireless learning content.94.fasfind.html The HandLeR IHandheld Learning Resource Project at the University of Birmingham in the UK has a list of publications associated with the project.uk/handler/publi cations.com/wwwtools/m/2717.fasfind.mobilelearning.com/home_en. resources.fasfind.msu.eee.org/ml2006 Bob Godwin-Jones.htm Jari Laru.cf m?x=0&cuID=76&rid=2717 http://m.com/ Knowledge Pulse is flashcard lessons for mobile phones that automatically adjusts the order and complexity of the lessons to match the learning pace of the individual.com/wwwtools/m/2737.bham.com/wwwtools/m/8907.elearningcentre. 2006 in Dublin. Ireland. http://www. http://spotlight-mobile. http://llt. activities. http://www. in a recent article entitled “Emerging technologies: Messaging. Peer-to-Peer Sharing: Language Learning Strategies & Tools for the Millennial Generation. http://urbantapestries. of the University of Oulu in Finland.tk/ One of the best ways to find out what is happening in a field is by attending conferences.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Mobile Devices The PAST Project involves using hand-held electronic guides to archaeological sites. http://www3.cf m?x=0&cuID=76&rid=8907 The Mobile Learning portal lists loads of material on mobile learning.” http://m. the IADIS International Conference on Mobile Learning 2006 was held on July 14-16.net/ Spotlight Mobile is a group developing software for the use of hand-held devices in museums.” concludes his article with an extensive resource list on mobile learning. including issues.uk/eclipse/Resources/mle arning.

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Italy is a European research group for natural language processing. a component of intelligent tutoring systems.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Natural Language Processing Related terms Conversational learning. Given that spoken language is an important component of many learning situations.org/Computers/Artificial_Intell igence/Natural_Language/ Given that spoken language is an important component of many learning situations.e. rather than just returning Web pages.translating one natural language into another. natural language generation.cs. (2004). speech synthesis. and Zhou (2000) for more on natural language approaches to intelligent tutoring.it/index.com/ Online Resources A very useful literature review of the use of natural language processing technologies in education is provided by Silvia Quarteroni. Do Not Reproduce 167 . not an artificial or man-made language such as a programming language.html The Open Directory Project lists about 150 Web resources on natural language processing..html Lexxe is a search engine powered by “advanced natural language technology” to find the answers to questions. ‘Natural language processing’ (NLP) is a convenient description for all attempts to use computers to process natural language. i. natural language understanding.. Selected Examples The Cognitive and Communication Technologies (TCC) in Trento. found that the generator which intuitively produces the best language does engender the most learning. a graduate student at the University of York in the UK. voice recognition Description According to Coxhead (2001). (2005a. it is not surprising that it has great potential in emerging elearning technologies.ac. machine translation.lexxe.itc.york. 2005b) developed two natural language generators in e-learning applications and “. (2004). “a 'natural language' (NL) is any of the languages naturally used by humans.” Examples of natural language processing include the following: Speech synthesis Speech recognition Natural language understanding Natural language generation Machine translation .” See also Jordan et al. and to teach foreign languages or improve nonnative speakers’ accents. speech recognition. http://tcc. it is not surprising that it has great potential in emerging e-learning technologies. http://www. It can be used as an interface for many different devices. TCC is a member of the European Network of Excellence in Natural Language and Speech (ELSNET). et al. Kim (2000). Lee et al. http://wwwusers. Di Eugenio. http://dmoz.uk/~silvia/litReview. an alternative communication strategy to improve accessibility.

M.. research. An Introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP). http://www. 62-76. (2005b).pdf Di Eugenio. J.pdf Eskenazi. (2004).msu. November 2004 http://imm.cs. http://www.edu/~bdieugen/PSpapers/AIED05. http://www.w3. Fossati.pdf Drigas. Volume 1.edu/~bdieugen/PSpapers/ACL05. Combining Competing Language Understanding Approaches in an Intelligent ‘Natural language processing’ (NLP) is a convenient description for all attempts to use computers to process natural language.. and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources: data. K. http://www. and Vrettaros. (2005a). http://eduforge. Automatic Prosodic Analysis for Computer-Aided Pronunciation Teaching.cstr. and standards.cs.cs.org/ The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a Voice Browser Working Group that has published a number of specifications for this activity.ac. P.edu/vol2num2/pdf/article3. B. Yu. and Glass. A. Spotting and Discovering Terms through Natural Language Processing. http://www. Paper presented at ACL2005. WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications.uic. Paul (1994).. 2(2). and Glass.org/aitopics/html/natlang. D.ed. Natural Language Generation for Intelligent Tutoring Systems: a case study. Language Learning and Technology.org/Voice/Activity. D. html Eduforge lists 26 natural language processing projects in education in English and another 13 in other languages. B.uic. M.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Natural Language Processing The Linguistic Data Consortium supports language-related education. Makatchev. Doctoral Dissertation. tools. http://www. Haller. Using automatic speech processing for foreign language pronunciation tutoring: some issues and a prototype.uk/research/projects /fda/Bagshaw_PhDThesis. Yu.demokritos.html Bibliography Bagshaw. January. S.amazon. S. http://llt.aaai. http://www.edu Natural language processing is one of the featured topics on the American Association for Artificial Intelligence Web site. Presented at AIED2005 Conf. (2004). Cambridge.gr/publibations/inte ll_tool. Issue 5.com/gp/product/0262 100851/sr=81/qid=1153674463/ref=sr_1_1/1043077212-1261530?ie=UTF8 Jordon.bham.ac. D. http://www. Haller.upenn..php?form_cat=274 ELSNET is a European Network of Excellence specializing in natural language processing. D.” Do Not Reproduce 168 .. Maxine (1999).uk/%7Epxc/nlpa/2 002/AI-HO-IntroNLP. University of Edinburgh.pdf Coxhead. Fossati.ldc. and VanLehn.elsnet. Online. Peter (2001).org/softwaremap/trove_list .html#fn1 Di Eugenio.. pdf Jacquemin. Christian (2001). MA: MIT Press.. http://www. M. An Intelligent Tool for Building E-Learning Content Material Using Natural Language in Digital Libraries. Aggregation improves learning: experiments in natural language generation for intelligent tutoring systems.

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2003): Multiple Peer Relationships . thus bypassing a central server. thus bypassing a central server. The potential develop-ment of learning communities will also be studied by using a metaphoric term “peer-topeer learning. All that is needed is peer-to-peer software to enable this way of working.org/science/setiathome. memory. whose research is based on activity theory. Selected Examples SETI@home links and uses donated computer processing capacity to analyze data collected from a radio telescope located in Puerto Rico. There are three distinct P2P computing models (Farago-Walker.Peer to Peer Technologies Related terms Collaboration. instant messaging. This ethic is sure to spread to learning in the near future. predicts that this will change: The current problems of the higher education. combined with the potential development of e-learning may eventually lead to the introduction of a new learn-ing paradigm. Collaborative Peer Relationships .seti. chat rooms. and files can be shared and collected from anyone else on that same network. Peer-to-peer (P2P) software has mostly been associated with downloading music. http://www. sharing Description Peer-to-peer computing (P2P) involves sharing resources over a network with other users. Brandon Hall Research . and storage. In the future.” The younger generation already does a lot of sharing and exchanging of resources. and the formation of virtual learning communities will be the neces-sary qualification for effective e-learning. Distributed Peer Relationships – A group of computers connected together to combine their computing and processing abilities to search the Internet or solve very complex problems requiring massive process crunching.PCs are connected/networked to each other through servers. and games. Peer-to-peer e-learning is not yet prevalent. Jokela (2003). 170 © 2006. or e-learning environments. as most formal learning is based on individual learning and not on collaborating or sharing work. Now there is a movement to use it for sharing work and collaborating in educational environments. It is an example of grid computing and the power of peer-topeer technologies. As personal computers become more powerful.ht ml Peer-to-peer computing (P2P) involves sharing resources over a network with other users. each one of them can act as a server in terms of processing power. the key to the learning process will be the interactions among students themselves.A small group of people agree to collaborate through a common interface such as on-line gaming. movies.

http://p2p.edu/chimera/ The younger generation already does a lot of sharing and exchanging of resources. Do Not Reproduce 171 . where students meet to share and exchange their productions.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Peer to Peer Technologies Campus Movie Fest is the world’s largest student film festival. http://www.cs.net Sun Microsystems Project JXTA standard is a set of peer-to-peer protocols that allows any connected device (cell phone to PDA.weblogger. http://edutella. each with its own data schema. http://lockss.com/software/jxta/ Stanford University Library Systems LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Content Safe) project aims to create a "low-cost. Edutella lives on top of the Semantic Web framework as a distributed query and search service. http://www. Any computer can join the infrastructure. http://www. This ethic is sure to spread to learning in the near future.org/ Tapestry is a location and routing infrastructure that provides locationindependent message routing using only point-to-point links and without centralized resources.com/ eduCommons .com/ The Worldwide Lexicon Project is an open source initiative to create a multilingual dictionary service for the Internet and to create a simple. http://picto.washington.edu/projects/educommons Edutella is a peer-to-peer service for the exchange of educational metadata.html Piazza peer data management system (PDMS) project uses mapping to provide "semantic mediation" between an environment of thousands of peers. http://publius. http://cosl. standardized protocol for talking to dictionary.sun.cs. http://oceanstore. http://wwws.org The Chord Project aims to build scalable.edu/piazza. persistent digital cache" of e-journal content.mit.campusmoviefest.org Do you have unused storage capacity on your computer? OceanStore is a global persistent data store designed to scale to billions of users.berkeley.groove.html Publius is a Web publishing system that is highly resistant to censorship and provides publishers with a high degree of anonymity.md3.edu/chord/ Groove Networks has developed software tools that provide multiple users real-time access to information simultaneously.usu.ucsb. http://www. contributing storage or providing local user access in exchange for money.edu/info/ove rview.lcs.The eduCommons is an open system for creating.stanford. http://data.cdt. Groove is now owned by Microsoft Corporation. and reusing educational content and discourse to support people's learning.cs.edu/ The Metadata3 project (also known as md3) is a peer-to-peer application that provides access to quality metadata and the ability to translate between different metadata schemes. robust distributed systems using peer-to-peer networks.jxta. PC to server) to communicate and collaborate. encyclopedia. and translation servers throughout the Web. sharing.pdos.

Mac.co.” http://www. http://www. the online P2P distribution service for independent artists.htm Do Not Reproduce 172 .shtml LionShare is an open source P2P collaboration among several universities.internet2.edu/main/project_inf ormation The Canadian LLEARN project for learning French (at the secondary school level) has built-in P2P functionality.bdaweb.advancedreality. and drawings) into a P2P network so that his works will be instantly available to hundred of thousands researchers worldwide. http://p2p. and videomakers.limewire.” It also says that there is “no spyware.com/ Overnet is an open source. http://www. for a small fee.php FreeScience software from DigitAlexandria allows any researcher to share his or her scientific papers (as well as notes.asp?id=5&projectid=4572 Online Resources The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains an extensive list on the use of P2P software in education.stockholmchallenge. headquartered at Penn State University. http://lionshare.com DigitAlexandria is a peer-to-peer scientific digital library with interesting free resources.edu/apps_list.html MoveDigital.net/index. http://www.fastrakconsulting. http://www.uk/eclipse/Resources/ p2p.llearn.net/freescience_learnmo re_it.com/english/content/ho me.its.uk/tactix/features/swapsh op. http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Peer to Peer Technologies Advanced Reality has a set of P2P collaboration products that allow users to work directly together on various applications. cross platform application (Win.se/proje ctdata.co. http://www.overnet.psu. http://www. no adware.bdaweb. including a case study entitled “Learning Swap Shop.movedigital.htm Internet 2’s Peer to Peer Working Group keeps an up to date list of educational projects using P2P technologies.net/ The Malmo Hospital and Malmo University in Sweden are enabling employees at the Malmo hospital to access videos on how to use various pieces of equipment in the hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) using handheld computers and peer-to-peer learning. http://www. and Linux) that allows people to share files with millions of others across the globe.com/products/in dex. to distribute content on the Web using P2P techniques.html Clive Shepherd from Fastrak Consulting in the UK has an introductory white paper on peer-to-peer e-learning. musicians.elearningcentre.php# LimeWire claims to be “the fastest P2P file sharing program on the planet. It is being use as part of the learning infrastructure to provide students a means to find and exchange resources. data. no Trojan horse” bundled with this program. allows anyone. http://www.

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Learning happens everywhere and at all times. An LMS cannot be ubiquitous. Individualization in an LMS is weak. A PLE contains the tools of the learner’s choice and resources as chosen and managed by the learner. The idea is to have an application that tracks learning achievements controlled by a single user for his or her benefit.Personal Learning Environments Related terms ePortfolios. wikis. such as search engines. but these are only available to members of the course. (Cortlett et al. Technology needs to be situated. as learners move between institutions. 2005) The concept of a personal learning environment (PLE) is similar to a learning management system but designed for an individual learner. A PLE must support lifelong learning. for the learner. A personal learning environment can be self-contained on a user’s computer or can connect to the wider Internet. Here are the disadvantages of learning management systems/virtual learning environments compared with the advantages offered by personal learning environments: LMSs are not intrinsically learner-centered. e-portfolios. amongst institutions. discussion forums. etc. without an offline client to the LMS. A PLE contains collabor-ation tools that can connect with anyone. A personal learning environment would be portable and would interact with institutional learning management systems as well as other sources of online content. Brandon Hall Research . In many cases. learners need to be in real-world situations. personalization Description The concept of a personal learning environment (PLE) is similar to a learning management system but designed for an individual learner. Secondly. The demand for personal learning environments comes from the fact that learning management systems are not easily customized to suit the needs and preferences of individuals. To practice real-world situations. Although the learner sees his own selection of courses and may be able to make some graphical modifications (mostly in the interest of accessibility). and social bookmarking sites. and. there can be no electronic interaction.. chat. blogs. It is a virtual space that brings together a multitude of software and data that can be available for individuals to use for learning. they may need to learn new interfaces for different learning management systems. This requires support over time. which leaves little freedom for the learner to be involved in the design. whiteboard). learning management systems. This means that the learning environment also needs to be present and appropriate to the situation. A PLE is structured by the learner. LMSs offer collaboration tools (discuss-ion. libraries. work places. Courses are largely created and structured around the curriculum and administrative organization of the institution. there is little scope to choose a person-al suite of tools or resources according to individual learning styles and work habits.). a live connection to the Internet is not possible (in various laboratories. 174 © 2006. often only for the purposes of the course. This concept is quite removed from formal teaching in an educational institution. social environments. and through a variety of technologies.

and it remains to be seen if they will become common-place or will replace learning management systems.cfm?name=cetis _ple In a post on his blog. A personal learning environment based 0 on WPMU.uk/members/ple/reso urces/cdm_ple_session. http://www. Online case study paper. Colin (2005). http://www. January 9. 22-27 July 2005. and Westmancott. James (2006).elearning.za/CD/papers/Corl ett.. Incorporated Subversion. http://www.ac. Proceedings of HCI International 2005. Ting. M.. Interactive Logbook: a Mobile Portfolio and Personal Development Planning Tool. Running on the learner's PC. D.jisc.uk/dacs/cdntl/pMachin e/morriblog_more.ac. O.bham. 2006. T. (2005).uk/news_folder/ple %20event The personal learning environments blog is maintained by Bolton University in the UK.mlearn. and review his or her learning activity. http://www. Jan. Do Not Reproduce 175 .php?id=521_0_4_0_M Online Resources Coverage of a June 2006 conference on personal learning environments held in the UK and a long list of relevant PLE links can be found at: http://www. PLEs versus LMS: are PLEs ready for prime time? Virtual Canuck.aspx ELGG is an open source personal learning environment that is already working.uk/uploaded_document s/birmingham. 2006.net/ Personal Learning Environments is a funded project of the Joint Information Systems Committee in the UK. J.jisc.org/2006/01/09/pl es-versus-lms-are-ples-ready-for-primetime/ Corlett. http://www. http://terrya. Selected Examples Interactive Logbook: a Mobile Portfolio and Personal Development Planning Tool brings together all the tools and networked resources required by the learner.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Personal Learning Environments Personal learning environments are in the early stages of development.pdf Farmer.doc Personal learning environments are in the early stages of development.ac. Las Vegas.org/blog/2006/theinevitable-personal-learning-environmentpost Milligan. Sharples. UK.org.uk/ilogbook/de fault.uk/members/ple/ Bibliography Anderson. it helps the user plan.uk/index. 11. Chan.cetis. http://portal. Supporting personalised learning – the Interactive Logbook. PLE Reference Model. manage. http://elgg. track. http://www.cetis. Edinburgh.ac. Nevada. http://incsub.. and it remains to be seen if they will become common-place or will replace learning management systems.bath. Terry (2006).ac.ac. Presentation to the 2005 CETIS Conference. Derek Morrison has suggested that a PLE could be in the form of a smartcard that learners can carry.ppt University of Birmingham (2005).cetadl.ac.edublogs.

have proven to be too complex in most traditional classrooms and training programs. but actually adapting new behaviour to what the user is most likely to want.g. Furthermore. Often. based on inferences from user behavior in navigating or interacting with the personalized application (e. 2005) Once the user data has been collected. it has been difficult to achieve because it requires different materials to be prepared for each learner. learning environments. Individualization has been the “holy grail” of progressive teaching. (Filippini-Fantoni. 2005). colour. describe the state of personalization in software today: When we talk about personalisation.). rule-based filtering. These techniques include content-based filtering. personalized applications use both explicit and implicit approaches.” All of these systems remember a user’s preferences and adjust their behaviour accordingly. Keenoy et al. or it can be an implicit model. However. it has been difficult to achieve because it requires different materials to be prepared for each learner. using dynamic profiling techniques such as cookies or log files). keeping track of what has been offered to each learner as an educational experience.. intelligent tutoring personal learning environments Description: Individualization has been the “holy grail” of progressive teaching. The goal of personalization software is to change that by having software adapt to the user's needs.g.. we mean a process whereby mach-ines (computer systems. artificial intelligence. and Web usage mining (Filippini-Fantoni. Do Not Reproduce 176 . However. etc. through a questionnaire). and being able to set a picture as the background on a PC’s “desktop.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Personalization Software Related terms Adaptive software. a Web site that “remembers” if the user prefers a yellow or blue background to the pages. collaborative filtering. Real personalisation begins to happen when the system uses the information it has about the user to anticipate their needs and provide them with some-thing that they want or need. there are many techniques to turn it into a personalized experience. yet we would heist-ate to call this real personalis-ation – customisation is just remembering some user settings for a predictable behaviour. and the results of testing to allow appropriate materials to be served and to track each learner’s progress. Examples of customisation are things like setting the desired font size in a Web browser.” All personalization schemes in software utilize a user profile or model. etc. At the simplest level this takes the form of customisation – users can adjust various system settings stored in a profile and the system will reflect the changes. This can be an explicit model based on information directly supplied by the user (e. picture. In this case it is not just remember-ing a setting for something that the user knows about (which font size.) automatically adapt their behaviour to cater for the needs or preferences of different individuals.

Adaptive content is when different information is retrieved based on personalization techniques.elenaproject.aspx Electronic Maritime Cultural Content project (eMarcon Project) has several European Maritime museums sharing personalized content. The trails can useomarmo. Each of the profiles resulted in different content being the fact that learners engaging with learning delivered to each user. objects leave “trails” . http://www.g. http://www.firstmonday.beta80group.org/en/index. dynamic scheduling and planning techniques. Do Not Reproduce 177 .ca/English/Per sonal/index.uk/ilex/final.nl/publications/papers/M traits.ac.calimera. allowing the user to change the online experience of visiting the museum. the personalization can be applied to content.net/toscana/events/m sequences based on a learner’s path through educational materials.ecdc.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Personalization Software Once a personalization algorithm has done its work. navigation. and XML technologies) to create a wireless eguide for archaeological sites. http://www..net/home. http://www.org/default.pdf?PHPSESSID=cbl7ltb6bnsklh3e95gg handheld device for navigating the Getty Museum.html The Carrara Marble Museum in Italy allowed visitors to choose one of four possible profiles .ed.org/issues/issue9 The PAST project was a prototype exploit_5/hamma/ ing a number of key technologies The goal of personalization software is to change that by having software adapt to the user's needs.three pre-defined profiles The Kaleidoscope TRAILS Project is based on and a user-defined profile.virtualmuseum. chc021 http://www.” Access through a Web browser or the user’s history of interaction with the site allows different device preferences (e. Adaptive presentation is the changing format in which the content is presented.pdf kaleidoscope.it/past The Calimera Project has issued a set of guidelines with links to museums with personalization projects.emarcon.html be related to a learner’s interests or cognitive http://www.hcrc. wireless networks.time-ordered http://www. and/or presentation of materials. dynamic user profiling techniques. Selected Examples The ELANA Project features “Personal Learning Assistant Services.directa. http://www.html The Web site architecture of the Virtual Museum of Canada includes My Personal Museum.html (handheld PCs.noech. A demo is available at: http://www.asp?p=1-1 The ILEX Project uses natural language generation techniques to generate descriptions of museum artifacts that consider both the level of user knowledge and the history of previous encounters with the artifact.org/public/pub/researcher/act An article on the “Getty Guide” describes a ivities/trails/kal_activity_sheetsA018. PDAs). useums%20with%20a%20personal%20tou http://www. Adaptive navigation is providing a personalized set of links to the user.

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Brandon Hall Research . and real-time training and documents in a supportive. In the business world. instructorled. Some uses of e-learning portals include: Acting as the initial interface to live presentations Providing access to online classes or seminars Using collaborative options to allow for whiteboards along with demonstrations through application sharing Using Web instructor-led learning solutions that can automate the attendance process Allowing for the administration of exams and other forms of assessment Providing access to searchable educational content Effectively delivering learning to a geographically dispersed workforce (Ateshian. Knowledge Management. and other roles outside an organization (Collins. including the following: Value Chain Integration Client Relationship Management (CRM) Knowledge Bases. Search Collaboration Polls and Surveys Communities of Practice Personalization . content management. resource sites Description Portals are Web sites that aggregate and integrate content and links from many different sources. Collins (2001) identifies nine types of corporate portals: Information Portals Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Portals Electronic Commerce Portals Employee/Human Resources Portals Corporate Interest Portals Internet Hosting Portals Collaborative Portals Expertise Portals Knowledge Portals Corporate portals can have many functions within an organization. The interaction of the learner with a portal's information can be personalized based on previous and current user choices. collaborative environment. which form a dynamic user profile. corporate portals are usually structured around roles that are found inside an organization. while enterprise portals are expansions of corporate portals to include customers. and Knowledge Flow Document/Content Management Information Integrator – Deep integration Information Filter 184 © 2006. learning management systems.Push information to where it is needed Communications Tools Applications Integration Consistent Brand Experience . 2001).Portals Related terms Collaboration.Both internal and external to the organization A complete e-learning portal represents the total integration of multimedia. 2004) Portals are Web sites that aggregate and integrate content and links from many different sources. Learner profiles can be used to personalize learning portals and to help form “communities of practice” among the portal users. vendors.

htm CyberU – Access to over 3.www2. school administrators. and shared lists for tasks.com/ Executrain – Access to hundreds of online IT courses http://www.000 publishers worldwide http://www. collaborative environment.com/services/cach e/259662-0-0-225-121.com/windowsserver20 03/technologies/sharepoint/default. administrators.trainingregistry. and technical staff) to access a series of shared content libraries.teach-nology. Do Not Reproduce 185 . instant messaging.mspx HP offers an eLearning Portal Solution that is based on Microsoft SharePoint.elementk. and schedules.com World Wide Learn – Access to over 16.com/home.cyberu.com/ ProQuest – Agreements with more than 9.microsoft.com/ Fathom – Large archive of courses and learning materials maintained by Columbia University on behalf of a number of libraries.700 online courses http://www.hp. museums. http://h20219. go to: http://www. students. and real-time training and documents in a supportive.executrain. http://www. instructors.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Portals Selected Examples Elearning Europa is a portal on all aspects of e-learning in Europe.com/ Training Registry – Large online training directory www. interactive discussion groups.000 lesson plans http://www.300 online courses http://www. and universities. news and announce-ments. online meetings with text.com/office/sharepoint /prodinfo/demo.fathom. and their families together in a virtual environment to enable stronger collaboration and communication through a single sign-on portal.000 online courses http://www. As of early 2006.com/products/centra/kn owledge_center/index.worldwidelearn. audio and/or video. the portal offered information on more than 20.000 projects on e-learning and thousands of articles.microsoft. http://www.com/ Teach-nology – Access to over 27.info/ Microsoft SharePoint is portal software that allows “team members” (who could include students.mspx For a demo of SharePoint. http://www. document management information.com/ A complete elearning portal represents the total integration of multimedia.proquest. HP Services delivers eLearning Portal Solutions for Education that are designed to provide an equally powerful educational resource that brings teachers.saba.elearningeuropa.html Other e-learning portal vendors include the following: Centra Knowledge Center (now Saba) http://www. calendars. There is also a directory of publications and a directory of authors and contributions. e-mail distribution lists. instructor-led.asp Element K – Access to over 2. All of this activity can be archived within SharePoint.

R.edu/apps/eq/eqm0 4/eqm04113. baby! E-learning portals. M. Heidi (2003). Hershey. http://www. You’ve come a long way. Hershey. K. http://www. (Eds. and Sheehan.) (2003). San Francisco: JosseyBass.asp?id=9028 Barron.amazon.edu/ir/library/html/p ub5006.htm Do Not Reproduce 186 . http://www. C. Tom (2000). http://blogs. http://www. Corporate Portals: revolutionizing information access to increase productivity and drive the bottom line.tamtam. Reviewed at: http://www. M. E-Learning Portals--Who Needs Them? Learning Circuits.com/gp/product/0814 407080/104-13480924859103?v=glance&n=283155 Jafari.co m/documents/peerpublishing/demystifying-elearning-portalsthe-convergence-of-enterprise-intelligenceand-learning-1458. A.com/gp/product/1591 401089/104-13480924859103?redirect=true Collins. New York: AMACOM. (Eds. and Gordon. Demystifying eLearning Portals: The Convergence of Enterprise Intelligence and Learning. Richard & Associates (2002). J. In Jafari. and Aucoin.) Designing Portals: Opportunities and Challenges.org/2000/may 2000/Barron.learningcircuits. Campbell. Campus Technology Magazine. http://www. PA: Information Science Publishing. Ron (2004). Web Portals and Higher Education: technologies to make it personal.amazon. (2003).com/article..ittoolbox. New York: AMACOM. PA: Information Science Publishing. category. http://knowledgemanagement. Bray (2001).amazon.educause. Enterprise Knowledge Portals.com/gp/product/0814 405932/104-13480924859103?v=glance&n=283155 Collins. http://www.asp Katz. March 1. A Portrait of Learning Portals. and Sheehan.org/2000/sep2 000/Weggen. Designing Portals: Opportunities and Challenges.htm Brockbank.educause.amazon. Valuesbased design of learning portals as new academic spaces. http://www. http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Portals Online Resources Mart Muller maintains a blog on all aspects of SharePoint. Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann.asp Terra. (2003). Heidi (2001). Realizing the Promise of Corporate Portals: leveraging knowledge for business success.com/gp/product/0750 675934/ref=ase_ebizq-20/104-13480924859103?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 &tagActionCode=ebizq-20 Weggen.learningcircuits. 2004. Learning Circuits.Education.campustechnology. including educational uses. May 2000. September 2000. Cornelia (2000).aspx Bibliography Ateshian.. A.nl/mart/CategoryView.

Skypecasting. the word “lecturing” means “to read. Consequently. if lecturing or presenting is going to be done on the Web.html Macromedia has a set of e-learning recorded seminars that provide a flavor of what live presentations are like on the Internet. the word “lecturing” means “to read.replayhq.” In the Middle Ages.com/resources/el earning/presentations/ Replay Rich Media supplies the facilities for producing and distributing Webcasts.htm Lecturing has been a method of transmitting information to students since the Middle Ages. A number of emerging e-learning technologies try to replicate the experience of a presentation by a teacher in a traditional classroom or lecture hall. Do Not Reproduce 187 . In fact. However.macromedia.” a unique two-way audio and video interactive surgical experience. an online lecture or Webinar may be the most efficient way of accessing an expert’s knowledge. Selected Examples The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Even though lecturing and presenting is considered part of traditional education and training.org/livefrom/cardiac/cardia c_home. In fact. the quality of a lecture depends on the performance skills of the presenter. The actual present-ations are often called online lectures or Webinars. Online presentations can be very boring. Duckworth (2001) suggests the following tips for successful live presentations: Begin and end on time Ask for support Establish a group identity Review the virtual classroom’s features Establish ground rules State objectives Suspend spelling and grammar accuracy Promote interaction Keep the class on track Communicate effectively It is clear that in this age of entertainment. The presentation mode of teaching is supported by various kinds of meeting and Web conferencing software and through a technique called screencasting. webcasting. http://www. a lecturer would read to a group of monks who would then copy down his every word.” In the Middle Ages. http://www. there is still a wide demand for live and archived presentations using the Internet. virtual classrooms. Experience them at: http://www. a lecturer would read to a group of monks who would then copy down his every word. just as live lectures can be boring in a classroom.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Presentation Tools Related terms Screencasting. it should be done with the highest quality audio and video available. when experts are not readily available. Guests can watch the operation in progress and speak with medical staff as it takes place. This was how manuscripts were reproduced before the advent of the printing press.com/site/index. New Jersey has a “Cardiac Classroom.lsc. webinars Description Lecturing has been a method of transmitting information to students since the Middle Ages. web conferencing.

html#a1185 http://weblog.htm http://www.humanresourceWebinars.com/cxoextra/0.silicon. http://www. although many are trying to change this practice.ca/softeval/ A comprehensive “Web conferencing guide” is maintained by David Woolley. and seminars relating to the field of human resources. It covers “real-time” Web conferencing.brandonhall.acue.edu/TEAL).com/hpinfo/newsroom/pres s/2005/051212xa. http://weblog. and e-learning. instant messaging. http://cde.com/news_radars/we b_presentations.com/webconf/index.pdf Brandon Hall Research (publishers of this report) has a report entitled “Live ELearning 2004”. http://www. WebTrain is a new Web conferencing system that has received a very favorable review from the Robin Good Blog.00.shtml The Kolabora Web site lists reviews of various resources on Web conferencing. it points to the standards that will be used in the near future for remote meetings.ccimeet.com/news_radars/we b_conferencing.mit.com/udell/2005/0 1/22.htm Online Resources Athabasca University in Canada has a software evaluation site that lists and describes various online meeting and discussion packages. online meetings. Another powerful Web conferencing system is the software by Elluminate. online communities. groupware.kolabora.com/publications/lel/lel. http://www.infoworld.htm Even though lecturing and presenting is considered part of traditional education and training. http://www. in partnership with Dreamworks. social software for online collaboration.html#a1156 Do Not Reproduce 188 . a columnist at InfoWorld. intranets.masternewmedia.org/2003/09 /22/how_do_i_review_and_approach_Web _conferencing_companies. virtual teams. videoconferencing. http://ajax.athabascau. While it is expensive. http://www. See the TEAL Project at MIT.kolabora.au/~calgary/ partone/# Presentations that are based on screen captures and narration are sometimes called screencasting.39155030.thinkofit. forums and message boards. videoconferencing. Two interesting examples are both narrated by Jon Udell.com/choosingawebcon ferencesolution.hp.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Presentation Tools The practice of presenting a live lecture remains a staple of university and college teaching. there is still a wide demand for live and archived presentations using the Internet. http://www.380000 5416.htm http://www.adelaide.infoworld.edu.com Hewlett-Packard. http://www. and Web presentations. Webcasts.html An example of an online lecture from the University of Adelaide in Australia using RoboPresenter. http://icampus.elluminate. has created an amazing live online conferencing system called Halo.com/udell/2005/0 2/25. independent listing of Webinars.ht m Human Resource Webinars is a free. http://www.com/ Communiqué Conferencing has a useful white paper on how to choose a Web conferencing system.

co. Dreamweaver.elearningcentre.uk/eclipse/Resources/tea ch. http://www. http://www. and kidneys.eweek. brain. http://www.html The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains a comprehensive list of online presentation tools and resources on “live e-learning. and Flash.com/presentatio ns/index. virtual meetings.org/livefrom/in-theor/livefrom_videos.com is a Web site and newsletter devoted to reviewing the best products and practices for making presentations.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Presentation Tools Live from… is a site for simulated medical procedures on the heart. http://www.htm Teaching is often equated with live presentations. http://www. htm http://www.” http://www.programjunction.e-learningcentre.asp_Q_sitename_E_eweek_web conferencing The e-Learning Centre in the UK has a list of resources and links on live e-learning.000 software programs for business and presentation tools.elearningcentre. http://www. See live video from the operating room at: http://www.htm eWeek Magazine has lists of resources for videoconferencing. capture the classroom lecture experience and offer it online for those who were not there in person. http://www.com/ There is no shortage of presentation programs at Program Junction. http://buyersguide.filesland.html Do Not Reproduce 189 .uk/eclipse/Resources/live. and using PowerPoint and Breeze.uk/eclipse/vendors/prese ntations.html Using Apreso software. Web seminars.jsp FilesLand is another site offering a long list of software for a variety of types of presentations. Coursebuilder. virtual classrooms.co.co.timelyweb.uk/eclipse/Resources/usi ngadobe.co.elearningcentre.apreso.lsc. http://www.com/downloads/sea rch. and whiteboarding.com/cat_busi nessproductivitytools_presentationtoolssoft ware_1. Captivate.com/eweek/webc onferencing.php?string=presentation&search=All& match=Any&search_btn=Search+%3E%3E %3E Presentations.com/software/presen tation. The e-Learning Centre maintains a list of online teaching resources. presentation and streaming presentation tools.htm The e-Learning Centre in the UK has a specific list of resources on how to use various Acrobat/Macromedia Products such as Acrobat. Authorware. Web conferencing.co.uk TimelyWeb lists and reviews over 25.elearningcentre.presentations. although it does not have to be. Breeze.

Christine (2001). http://www.pdf McFerrin. Jennifer (2004). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.htm Canali De Rossi.learningcircuits. 2003.org/publications/jaln/v7n3 /v7n3_lazarus.org/2001/jul2 001/duckworth.html Canali De Rossi.org/2003/05 /02/best_online_resources_for_web_confe rencing_live_elearning_realtime_collaborati on_and_live_presentation_tools.amazon. Best new tools for web conferencing and live collaboration.blogspot. K. techniques and ready to use activities for the virtual classroom.com/exec/obidos/tg/d etail//0787969788/qid=1131986202/sr=11/ref=sr_1_1/002-46096590461665?v=glance&s=books Lazarus.com/2005/07/rapide-learning-breeze-with.. Live ELearning.htm Duckworth. 2004. July 26. Russ (2004).fasfind. http://www. http://www. July.aace.masternewmedia.org/2003/09 /03/best_new_tools_for_web_conferencing _and_live_collaboration.downloadjunction.htm Hofman. http://www. April 30. Rapid E-learning a Breeze with Macromedia Captivate 1. Robin Good Blog.pdf Do Not Reproduce 190 . 2003. Luigi (2003b). http://www.com/wwwtools/m/21593.com/BreezePart 2. http://www.masternewmedia.com/product /software/795/index. Digital Inspiration. 2003. July 8.htm Canali De Rossi.russellmcnally. Teaching Courses Online: How much time does it take? Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN). P. cfm?x=0&rid=21593 Bibliography Agarwal. and Furr. http://m. Learning in Online and Desktop Video Conferencing Courses: Are Some Students Plugged In and Tuned Out? Paper presented at the 2002 SITE conference.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Presentation Tools Download Junction lists almost 200 online presentation tools of various types. An Instructor's Guide to Live E-Learning.masterviews.com/2003/05/15 /are_web_conferencing_and_live_presentat ion_tools_ready_for_primetime. Sept. http://labnol..asp McNally. Are Web Conferencing And Live Presentation Tools Ready For Prime-Time? MasterViews International. Armit (2005). Luigi (2003a). 3.01. Belinda (2003). Or Is It? eLearning Developers’ Journal. Learning Circuits. How to Become an e-Learning Guru: It’s a Breeze. Robin Good Blog.aln. 2005. 7(3).russellmcnally. Sept.com/BreezePart 1.html WWWTools for Education has a listing of resources on screencasts and screencasting. http://www.org/conf/site/pt3/paper_ 3008_148.pdf http://www. http://www. Live and Online!: tips. May 15. Luigi (2003c). (2002). (in two parts) http://www. Best Online Resources For Web Conferencing. Real-Time Collaboration and Live Presentation Tools.

infoworld.ac. S. and Equipment. 2005. K. InfoWorld. Jon (2005) Let’s hear it for screencasting.uk/publications/pdf/kmi05-1..pdf Spielman.jsp?vnu_content_i d=1816615 Do Not Reproduce 191 . Heroic failures in disseminating novel e-learning technologies to corporate clients: A case study of interactive webcasting. Start Saving Time and Money Today. Choose your presentation tools carefully. Software. Choices are great. 11.com/presentation s/delivery/article_display. Dec. P. http://www. http://www.com/article/05/02/11 /07OPstrategic_1.presentations. L.com/exec/obidos/tg/de tail/-/0814471749/002-46096590461665?v=glance Udell.amazon. but… Presentations Magazine.open. Dave (2002).html Zielinski. AMACOM. Knowledge Media Institute Technical Report. Feb. (2004). The Web Conferencing Book: Understanding the Technology. http://www. http://kmi. and Winfield.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Presentation Tools Scott. and Quick. (2003). Choose the Right Vendors.

simple. usually when it is needed (Brodsky.does not require any plug-ins. The term “rapid e-learning” has two different meanings. E-learning produced this way can be very boring. Rapid e-learning is best for situations where there are budget constraints. extreme e-learning. This type of e-learning is sometimes referred to as microlearning. FAQ.” Efficiency improvements can be achieved if efforts are made to do the following: Standardize development processes. following are characteristics of a rapid e-learning tool: Short learning curve. just-intime e-learning. a vendor of rapid elearning tools. Integration with LMSs is built in – no advanced skills are necessary. programming. Does not require the course developer to know how to create a course’s look and feel. Navigation built in . especially if the same templates for a course are used repeatedly. It can refer to learning something quickly. but not always good for you. Bringing in learning objects such as Flash. tests. such as creating links. glossary.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Rapid e-Learning Tools Related terms Authoring tools. Instructional design built in. For example. Standardize approaches. very short segments of online content are used to convey essential information about a topic. In the second sense of the term. Clark Aldrich (2005) has likened rapid e-learning to producing fast food – edible. Do Not Reproduce 192 . so is often used as a quick way of getting “legacy’ materials online. by necessity. or it can mean a very fast timeline in producing online learning materials. 2003). are built in. graphics. a demand to produce online content very quickly. including tools and templates. microlearning Description The term “rapid e-learning” has two different meanings. Advanced features. or it can mean a very fast timeline in producing online learning materials. learning objects. According to Ready Go!. Does not require any advanced skills. In the first case. or HTML knowledge. Tools for rapid e-learning are. It is best suited to textbased materials. LTI Magazine defines rapid e-learning as courseware (live or self-paced) developed in less than three weeks. It can refer to learning something quickly. rapid elearning is any educational online content that is produced much faster than by normal processes by those with knowledge of the content. and based on preformed templates for layout and design. Does not require any programming or HTML knowledge. easy to use. or where the online information frequently changes. where subject matter experts act as the primary development resource. and clip art is straight forward and supported . and drill down pages. The downside of rapid e-learning is that it often produces materials that are not optimal in terms of instructional design or graphic design.automatically assures that all navigation works. Van Dam (2005) says that we “must take a hard look at current e-learning development models and identify areas for business process improvement. Deploys easily .

org Web site.masie.raptivity. and produce data showing that the content was actually viewed and retained (Vidal.. and Publish.readygo.com Raptivity claims to be “the world’s first rapid interactivity builder. Learning Solutions.elearningguild.microlearning. http://www. See sample templates at: http://www. 2003).com/pdf/2/012 306dev-h. Learning by Doing: a comprehensive guide to simulations. Reduce the number of development vendors. schedule and due dates. 2004). computer games.com/ ReadyGo Web Course Builder is a tool for rapid development of online courses. http://www. Assign SMEs who are committed.scate. a demand to produce online content very quickly.html SCATE Technologies produces Ignite. and competent subject matter experts (Mayberry.elearningcentre.com Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio is a software package that includes Articulate Presenter and Articulate Quizmaker. http://www. Enhance. and other good stuff. Future-Proofing.com/ Online Resources The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains an up to date list of Rapid E-Learning resources. Reusability.amazon. Edit.org/ Elliott Masie is one the leading advocates for “extreme learning. Do Not Reproduce 193 . and the Technology Side of Rapid e-Learning. http://www. San Francisco: Pfieffer.htm Bibliography Abell. version control protocols. deliver that content in a rich and engaging manner.com/gp/product/078 7977357/sr=81/qid=1154628579/ref=pd_bbs_1/1042921152-9837507?ie=UTF8 Rapid e-learning is best for situations where there are budget constraints.uk/eclipse/Resources/ra pid.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Rapid e-Learning Tools Define development approaches that satisfy different needs (i. Clark (2005). virtual classroom.” Find out more: http://www. January 23. and communicate deliverable expectations. Use the right blend of onshore and offshore e-learning development resources. Templates. Kendrick (2006). Leverage professional project management methods and tools. centrally located files. http://www. low. http://www.e. and pedagogy and elearning and other educational experiences. which contains information on resources. That means that anyone engaging in the rapid development of content must have access to a clear project plan.” a form of rapid learning with much shortened timelines. or where the online information frequently changes. conferences.co.pdf Aldrich. Selected Examples The world of microlearning is covered by the microlearning. manage the content and the users.versus high-interaction).articulate. To be effective. rapid e-learning tools need to quickly and easily create content. 2006. See a demo at: http://www.com/studio. software that builds online content in four steps – Capture.

Bill (2005). http://www.asp?articleid=899&zoneid=1 07 De Vries. 2004. Rapid e-Learning: a growing trend. http://www. Nov.com/products/breeze/w hitepapers/bersin_elearning_study. Rapid Instructional Design: a breakthrough. http://www.cfm?action=viewonly&id=168 Kruse. LTI Newsline.com/wpapers/vendor/Rapid_ eLearning.elearningguild. Learning Solutions.elearningmag. Paper. Bersin and Associates White Paper. Exploring the Definition of “Rapid e-Learning”. Jay (2005). http://www. 2006. http://www.htm Bersin.asp Bersin. techniques and best practices for building e-learning programs in weeks.com/resources/Fil e/US/English/managing_knowledge1.com/ltimagazine/a rticle/articleDetail. http://www.pdf Gustafson. Managing Knowledge in Internet Time: the growing role of rapid elearning in corporate America. http://www. Project Management in the Age of Rapid Elearning. Larstan Business Reports. http://www.Rapid e-Learning Tools Archibald. (2004).com/pdf/4/rapid _elearning_whitepaper_3-2-05.com/ltimagazine/a rticle/articleDetail. January.jsp?id=102399 DeVries.pdf Jimenez. 2006.com/ltimagazine /article/articleDetail. Josh (2005).clomedia. J. Penny (2004). http://www. Joe (2005).ltimagazine. Rapid E-Learning: Groundbreaking New Research.transformmag.jsp?id=59278 Cooper. jhtml?articleID=22101169 Cross. 9.pdf Crosman. Ray (2006).asp?articleid=65&zon eid=44 194 © 2006. Chief Learning Officer.clomedia.com/articles/ab stracts/index. e-Learning Crop Circles. http://www. Jennifer (2004). Mar.net/acme/elearn/rapid/ra pid_vft_v1. Lane (2002).learningcircuits. J. Ray (2005). http://vftraining. June. June 30.elearningguru. August 2004.jsp?id=150619 Hess. Making rapid elearning work. July 2. Extreme Learning: Decision Games. LTI Newsline. Rapid Intake White Paper. Rapid e-Learning: content design and development. Chief Learning Officer. Transform Magazine.com/content/templat es/clo_col_elearning. Rapid eLearning: what works – market. Kevin (2002). Jan. LTI Newsline.elearningguild. When 15-Minute eLearning Doesn’t Work. http://www.asp?articleid=1008&zoneid= 62 Brandon.com/content/templat es/clo_article. 10.adobe. Chief Learning Officer. April. http://www.meetingone. E-Learning for short attention spans. Dianne (2005).com/showArticle. Brandon Hall Research . and Bersin. tools.com/tips_techniques/julaug_04_rapid_ID.bersin. Tips and Techniques. 2002. Learning Circuits. Josh (2004). Vignettes for Training White Paper.clomedia. Rapid e-Learning: software reusability and rapid production process.org/2005/jan2 005/archibald.ltimagazine. Mark (2003). July 2004. Garin (2004).pdf Jimenez. http://www. Creating a Rapid eLearning Development System using Flash and XML.com/content/templat es/clo_article. http://www.pdf Brodsky.

Rapid e-learning gets the job done. Nick (2005). What is Rapid eLearning? Chief Learning Officer. http://www. Mobile and Device Based Learning. Press release.pdf Macromedia Inc.com/news story.learningcircuits. June 2004.asp?articleid=86&zon eid=76 Do Not Reproduce 195 .clomedia. http://www.clomedia. http://www.trainingpressreleases.pdf Mayberry. 2005. E-Learning Development at the Speed of Business.asp?PageID=2542 van Dam.com/content/templat es/clo_article. Learning Circuits.com/articles/ default. Learning Solutions.com/pdf/2/0116 06dev-f. February 2005.com/content/templat es/clo_lettertoeditor. April 20. The Training Foundation online article. http://download.macromedia.trainingfoundation. Speed Is King: Rapid Creation and Deployment of Enterprise E-Learning Solutions. http://www. Making the most of virtual classrooms and self-paced presentations: Guidelines for Rapid eLearning. A team of one: rapid e-learning environment at break-neck speed.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Rapid e-Learning Tools Macromedia Inc. http://www.elearningguild. Simulation.macromedia. Clive (2006). Stephanie (2006). Extreme Learning Lab Created by MASIE Center to focus on Gaming.asp?NewsID=1390 Sanford.asp?articleid=850&zoneid=1 11 Vidal. Eric (2003). http://download.com/pub/elea rning/rapid_deploy_elearning.org/2004/jun20 04/mayberry. (2004a).htm Masie Center (2005). Online learning for tough times: keys to rapid development. 2006.pdf Shepherd. Chief Learning Officer. Ed (2004). January 2003. Macromedia White Paper. Macromedia White Paper. January 16. http://www. (2004b).com/pub/elea rning/virtual_classrooms.

http://robotics.gov. Selected Examples Remotely Operated Vehicles (or ROVS) are one type of robot. Robots are becoming more prevalent in educational settings and can be used for the following: Teaching Objects of study Tour guides Welcoming devices Providing information Assisting in difficult situations such as archaeological digs or in space Remote sensing Underwater study Accessibility for persons with a disability Robotics is a great way to get students excited about science. It is also highly effective in developing team-work and self-confidence.active-robots. Papert and his colleagues hoped the children would naturally learn mathematical relationships. engineering. engineering. Their main client is the Mystic Aquarium’s Institute for Exploration. Check out their online catalogue at: http://www.com/ Active Robots in the UK sells a wide variety of kits for building educational robots. technology.com/ Botball is a hands-on learning experience in robotics designed to engage students in learning the practical applications of science. Do Not Reproduce 196 .aad.org/aboutbotball/overview. http://www.ife. Check out the ROVs made by Woods Hole Marine Systems. Seymour Papert and his colleagues at MIT developed the LOGO computer language for children.botball.lego. This initiative has developed into several educational products that use LOGO and robots for teaching. which is used to control both physical and virtual “turtles” with simple commands.gov/ The Antarctica Online project involves students in South Australia using robots located at the Australian Antarctic Davis Station to conduct remote telecontrol experiments.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Robotics Related terms Artificial intelligence.org/ The LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System allows children to produce their own working robots and learn how to program them. and mathematics. Inc.com/ http://www. Learn all about future space robots and participate in the activities on the site. technology.whmsi. By immersing children in “microworlds” the children themselves controlled.php NASA has a robotics program aimed at teachers and students. simulation Description The use of robots in education has a history going back to the 1960s.au/ The use of robots in education has a history going back to the 1960s. and math. http://www. for underwater exploration. http://mindstorms. http://www.nasa.

brooklyn.profetic. The "RB5X: Mission to Mars" materials are available at: http://www.eng.euron. technology. http://www. Ishiguro can deliver lectures through the robot even when he is outside of Osaka.html The KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) is a private non-profit communitybased organization that has worked since 1993 with all ages to provide improved learning and skills development by applying technology.org/ LCSI is a company founded by Dr.rec. engineering.edu/index. http://www. and other information on robotics.edurobot.edu/~sklar/e r/edu. particularly robotics.html Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan has designed a robot in his own image that lectures for him.ed.jp/ Online Resources The City University of New York maintains a repository of links on educational robotics. links.gov/rcc/index.irc.kipr. http://www. the Robotics Curriculum Clearinghouse stores lesson plans on robotics for all levels.atr. The Microworlds EX Robotics Edition is a kit for building educational robots.php3?id_art icle=8252 Professor Ishiguro is the leader of a group of robotics researchers at the Intelligent Robotics and Communications Laboratories in Kyoto. and mathematics.com/r_home. http://www.ams. one child at a time. Find out more about this group at: http://www.org/article. Mr. http://robothaven. and vocal tics.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Robotics Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy claims to be “building engineers.html Robot Haven is a community-run Web site on robotics.jp/ See also: http://www.microworlds. By donning motion sensors.cmu. go to: http://www.com/solutions/mwe xrobotics. http://robotics. Seymour Papert to commercialize many of his ideas about teaching children using the LOGO computer language.cuny.ac.ri. Do Not Reproduce 197 .osaka-u.php Robotics is a great way to get students excited about science.nasa. It is also highly effective in developing teamwork and selfconfidence. It features news.html Evolution Robotics offers its robot kits to schools at substantial discounts.sci. http://www.evolution. lip movements.org/ General Robotics Corporation has developed a robotics curriculum for schools. The robot can accurately mimic Professor Ishiguro’s posture.net/ Run by NASA. To find the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University.” Find out how you can become involved at: http://wwweducation.com/education/ The European Robotics Research Network (EURON) Web site provides a platform for collecting and sharing information about robots in education.

pdf Stewart. U. Artificial Intelligence Conf. (2001). Paper presented at PHICS – Philosophy and Cognitive Science Conference.. http://www. D. and Meeden. Ottawa. DigiCULT Technology Watch Report 3. Sept. http://www. Paper presented at the International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (iCEERO4). Kumar. Heinsohn.tools for accessible education. Solutions to Meet the Requirements of Educational Robotics.digicult.cs. Internationales Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium.l3s. H.andrew. and Loose. McHugh. and Rusbridge. and Wagner. J.uml. Ferrari. D.de/~loose/Texte_PDF/49IWKI lmenau2004F.... S. http://dangermouse. November. Basic Books. I. and Yanco. (2005). New York. Yanco. A. Germany. R. (2004). H.com/MindstormsChildren-Computers-PowerfulIdeas/dp/0465046746/sr=88/qid=1157038194/ref=pd_bbs_8/1048461686-1018359?ie=UTF8 Ross.amazon. June. Sept. Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Robotics Bibliography Blank. H. (2004). Presentation to the 2004 National Science Foundation Conference. and Hempel. 28-30.org/robotics/us_worksho p/June22/educational-robotics. D. D.de/morob/pdf/iCEER04_7 9_Gerecke_Hohmann_Wagner.amazon. Pyro: An Integrated Environment for Robotics Education.edu/user/fduvalle /robo_ed/robots_accessible_education.pdf Blank. http://www.pdf Boersch. B. (2001). K.pdf Papert.. Abbott. and Dautenhahn. Proceedings..fhbrandenburg. http://www. (2004). and Mataric. R. Paper at the American Association for Artificial Intelligence Spring Session. G.info/downloads/TWR3lowres. S. I.. M. P. Educational Robotics: assessment of the state of the Art in the US. Harwin. Mindstorms: Children. Autonomous and Mobile Robots in Education. (1999). (2004). M. Ontario.com/Building-RobotsLego-MindstormsUltimate/dp/1928994679/sr=84/qid=1157038194/ref=pd_bbs_4/1048461686-1018359?ie=UTF8 Gerecke.ca:8080/~terry/papers/ 2001-Robots_Education. (1980). (2005). T. D. Düsseldorf. New York: Syngress Publishing. Donnelly. and Powerful Ideas. Paper at the American Assoc. AAATE Conference 1999. http://rob.ccmlab.brynmawr..pdf Do Not Reproduce 198 .. Avoiding the Karel-theRobot Paradox: A framework for making sophisticated robotics accessible. D. Computers. M.edu/~holly/papers/blan k-et-al-pyro-aaai05-abstract. Robots in the classroom .pdf Ferrari. Kumar. http://zeus..l3s. Levels of Description: A Role for Robots in Cognitive Science Education. http://www. M. L.. C. Germany. D. Keating.pdf Cooper. Meeden.de/morob/pdf/iCEER_Post er.wtec. L.cmu.. M..pdf Nourbakhsh. http://www. Dobreva. Miller. and West.. http://www. A.edu/~dblan k/papers/aaaiss04-pyro.. Hohmann.pdf http://www. Lathan. W. Core Technologies for the Cultural and Scientific Heritage Sector.

collective intelligence.” The first type searches the Web as it exists.examples are early yahoo. Third-generation search technologies are designed to combine the scalability of existing Internet search engines with new and improved relevancy models. as this section of the report shows. dependable information. Searching the Internet has become so commonplace that ”to Google” has become a well-used verb for many people. Aharoni (2005) identifies three main types of search engines: Crawler–based search engines. Google is only one of hundreds of search engines. One interesting distinction is between “retrospective search” and “prospective search. which depend on humans for their hierarchical listings. such as Google and Altavista. Meta–search engines. such as Metacrawler and Vivisimo. to several other Web search engines and display the search results to the user. data mining. They bring into the equation user preferences. federated search. information retrieval.com and Alta Vista.so they take the structure of the Web into account. and many other specialized capabilities that make information more productive. Because of the vast store of available information on the Internet. collaboration. usually after merging and ranking them in a single list. searching for what we are looking for is a form of informal learning that we have come to take for granted. Search is probably the most used elearning application. search engine optimization. a rich user experience. There are a number of problems with search engines that are being dealt with by researchers. Examples are Google and Overture. each with their own defining feature sets. such as Yahoo. or specialty search engines that cover a more focused range of topics or specific audiences.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines Related terms Boolean searches. resource discovery. But. One is the problem of finding relevant. meta-search engines. While search engines have improved over the past several years. Each of these search engine types can be divided into one of the following: general search engines that cover a wide range of topics. while the latter alerts you that new information has been posted somewhere on your topic of interest. Second-generation engines rely on link analysis for ranking . These may be thought of as second-generation search engines. Ezzy (2006a. in parallel. Web directories. 2006b) divides the history of search engines into three “generations”: First-generation engines search ranked sites based on page content . search results still often require careful sifting to retrieve useful information. which use programs that crawl the Web and create search engine indices. social bookmarking Description Search is probably the most used e-learning application. Do Not Reproduce 199 . which submit queries.

and text.com/ AlltheWeb – Search audio.com/ Aeiwi – Search by clicking on common keywords related to a topic.be/ GigaBlast – Cluster results by top correlations.com/aolcom/webhome AskJeeves (now Ask) – Ask questions using a “natural language” approach. http://search. http://www. It is estimated that the “deep Web” contains approximately 500 times the amount of information that is actually posted on Internet servers (Geser.gada. http://www.com About.alexa. for a variety of reasons. Selected Examples Search engines can be divided into three groups: general search engines that search for all topics.ask. http://www. http://www. http://www. http://www.alltheweb.com/ Answers.aeiwi.aol.com’s search service http://a9.com AOL Search – Allows searching in a local area (USA only).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines One new approach is called “federated searching.com/ Searching the Internet has become so commonplace that ”to Google” has become a well-used verb for many people. Federated searching is just one of the approaches to finding hidden information currently being researched. http://www. It searches the Web as well as a large number of well known reference works.answers.faganfinder.com/ AltaVista – Features Babel Fish translations of entries.com/ Excalibur – A deep search engine by Convera that organizes the Web into millions of categories.convera.gigablast. Much of the World Wide Web is hidden to search engines.” in which a single query is used to find information across multiple databases and other data sources. http://www.com – Features hundreds of searchable topics.about. and meta-search engines that combine the results of many individual search engines. Brandon Hall Research . Click on each of the following search engines to see their unique features: General search engines: A9 – Amazon. especially information stored on proprietary systems that are not on the Internet.be – Narrow a search to specific categories for better results.com – (incorporating Gurunet) – ask questions. video. specialty search engines that are confined to specific subject areas or types of media. http://www.com/ 200 © 2006. get answers http://www.com/ Fagan Finder – A search portal with many different ways to search for information online. http://www.com Gada. 2004).altavista. Alexa – Search results with Web traffic rankings. then fill in the search box.

http://www. http://www. http://search.com/ Lexxe – A search engine that is powered by “advanced natural language technology” to find the answers to questions.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines Gnod – A self-adapting discovery engine.org/ Outfoxed – See a visualization of the “informer” network.A social search engine with tagging and community-based ranking. blogs.netscape.com/ Netscape Search – Allows searching within a local area.looksmart. http://www.com/ Jookster – A social search engine that also allows users who are searching for the same things to contact each other.edu/o/oaister/ Octavo – A collaborative search engine.com/ IceRocket – Searches images.icerocket.net Google – The top search engine in the world – has roughly 85 percent of all searches. http://rollyo.com/ 201 © 2006. http://www.otavo. http://www.gnod. http://qube.com/ Open Directory – Search categories and subcategories to find a desired item.com/ Mooter – Sorts results into visual clusters.mooter.lexxe.com/ Squidoo – A searchable hand built catalog of what individual contributors think are the best resources on a given topic. http://dmoz.jookster.hotbot. rather than just returning Web pages.squidoo. and the Web.grokker.gravee.com/search/def ault. http://www. http://www. http://www. http://www. http://getoutfoxed.umich. http://channels.msn.com/home PubSub – Search the future – This search engine notifies the user when his or her topic appears.htm Rollyo – “Roll your own” search engine that uses only trusted sources. Shares advertising revenues with content owners.com/ Qube – Qube is based on “browserless search” with user collaboration and networking.pubsub.com/v2/index.com/ Gravee . http://search. Brandon Hall Research . http://www.jsp OAIster – Search for hard to find library information. http://oaister.google. http://www.com/ MSN Search – The “search builder” option can make a search more accurate.com/ HotBot – Allows users to set filters on search results.umdl.com Grokker – Clusters results by subject.qelix. Clicking a cluster makes search more accurate. http://www.com/ Look Smart – Narrow a search to specific categories.

http://www.com Google Book Search – Search just for books. http://tagjag.com/ Infomine – Searches scholarly Internet resource collections by subject category.stumbleupon.gov/ Froogle – Google’s shopping search engine. http://www. http://firstgov.com/ Govmine – Search engine based on typical queries of government workers.ujiko.google.com/ Gnoosic – A search engine for music. cast lists and theatre schedules. http://www. books.edu/ FASTUS – Extracting information from real world texts. Clicking a cluster further refines a search. http://vivisimo.com/%7Eappelt/fastus. http://swicki.healthfinder.Clusters results.com/v2a/flash.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines StumbleUpon – Search collaborative recommendations on great Web sites.ht ml FirstGov and GPO Access – Allows a Web site search of the US Government.gpoaccess. http://books. http://infomine.com/ 202 © 2006. reviews. users tag their favorite results and block spam.eurekster. http://www. http://www. and movies.gov/ IceRocket – Searches blogs only. http://www.wink.tv/ Citeseer – Citations of academic literature. http://www.com/ TagJag – Find items from over 200 resources and see the results of other peoples' searches.google.com/ Google Scholar – Search for scholarly articles only. http://www.com/ Swicki – A search engine that learns from a community’s search behavior.gov/ http://www.php?langu e=en Vivísimo .com/ Wink – Using social networking.com/ Blinkx TV – A search engine for TV and Video.gnoosic. Clicking a cluster further refines a search.com/ Specialty search engines: Acronym Finder – A search engine for acronyms http://www.ai.google.edu/ Internet Movie Database – search within plot summaries. Brandon Hall Research . http://icerocket. http://citeseer.ucr.sri.psu. http://froogle.com/ Ujiko – Clusters results.ist.com/ts/10/ HealthFinder — A medical search engine.com/ Yahoo – The second most popular search engine on the Internet – about 9 percent of searches. http://scholar. Wink then diplays the results.imdb.acronymfinder. Much of this information is hidden from view.yahoo. http://www.govmine. http://www.blinkx.

ArtKIDSRule. http://www.org/citation. http://www.IBM's Query By Image Content – A visual search engine.findlaw.fm/ LawCrawler .com/products/retrieva lware/ Scirus – Search for scientific information only.ibm.merl.fm – A music search engine that connects people with similar musical tastes.koders.The MediaFinder project is developing prototype products for navigating and finding music files.Uses literature-based discovery to find new connections between biomedical terms that could lead to new directions in research.com/ Krugle – A search engine for developers. Yahooligans.imdb.net/ Koders – A search engine for developers that searches for code. http://www. http://www.omgili.com/search/ RetrievalWare – A knowledge discovery engine for unstructured data (by Convera).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines Internet Movie Database – search within plot summaries. AolKIDS.de/ Newslink – search newspapers from around the world http://newslink.rrzn.com/ LitLinker . http://www.com Pandora – A search engine for music artists or individual songs.A search engine designed to index Web-based discussion forums. http://www.f cgi QBIC .convera. http://www. http://www.com/projects/MediaFinder MESA (Meta-Email-Search-Agent) – an agent that searches e-mail (interface is in German) http://meta.com/ MediaFinder .nih. reviews.com/ PubMed – Search engine for medical information. Brandon Hall Research .1057022 LivePlasma – A search engine for music and movies. http://www.scirus.com/ Ithaki 4 KiDs – Helps users find the best sites just for kids by searching several other search engines for kids in real time.krugle. FactMonster. http://wwwqbic. http://lawcrawler.A legal search engine. http://kids. AwesomeLibrary.gov/entrez/query.acm.com/ Raw Sugar – Refine a Web search by first choosing broad category tags such as health or education.uni-hannover. cast lists and theatre schedules.rawsugar. & KidsClick!.pandora.org/ Omgili . http://portal. http://www.com/ Last. http://www.ithaki.ncbi.liveplasma.com/srsapp/ 203 © 2006.cfm?doid=105 6808.almaden.nlm. http://www. Other engines that are searched include DmozKids.last.

nyu.com SeekPort – Used to find items in Europe. http://smealsearch1.com/ VisualSEEk – A joint spatial-feature image search engine.psu. http://www.edu/dvmm/resear chProjects/MultimediaIndexing/VisualSEEk /VisualSEEk.com/ Truveo – A search engine for video on the Web.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines SearchEdu .htm VideoQ – A fully automated object-oriented content-based video search engine.seekport. http://www.columbia.com 204 © 2006. Brandon Hall Research .net ZoomInfo – A search engine for discovering people.htm Voice searching – Proteus project at NYU. they include: A9 – Searches many different sources in addition to the Web. http://www.searchedu.searchking.cs.psu.edu/dvmm/resear chProjects/MultimediaIndexing/VideoQ/Vid eoQ. is tracking over 38 million sites and 2. bookmarks. http://www.cgi SMEALSearch – Search for academic business literature.com/ Simplicity – Stands for “Semantics-sensitive Integrated Matching for Picture Libraries.com/ SearchKing – Search for Internet communities on specific topics.technorati.xcavator. http://a9.columbia.soundspotter.ist. or federated searching. companies.zoominfo.edu/ Xcavator – Uses visual clues provide by the user to identify and extract similar pictures from large groups of digital images.cmp. Known as “meta-search” engines.ee.com/ Meta-search engines: Some search engines collate search results from several different search engines. http://www. http://www.columbia.htm WebSEEk – Web image/video search engine. as of this writing. http://wang16. and notes.A specialty search engine devoted to university and education related Web sites.edu/dvmm/resear chProjects/MultimediaIndexing/WebSEEK/ WebSEEK.truveo.com/ Technorati – Searches the “Blogosphere” and.” Content-based search engines for pictures.com/ TechSearch – A search engine specifically for technology topics. http://www. http://techsearch. http://www.4 billion links.edu/cgibin/zwang/regionsearch_show. http://nlp. http://www. http://www.edu/ Sound Spotter – Software that allows computers to listen for sounds and retrieve audio materials. and their relationships. http://www. and tracks a user's search history.ee.ee.

http://www. therefore. pictures. and links the clusters. and Web mail for the topic entered.it/ Vivisimo – A quick meta-search engine that clusters the results. shopping sites.com/ Search – A useful meta-search engine that allows exact phrase searching.com/ Trovando – A meta-search engine that allows users to specify which search engine(s) to use. video. lottery results.zapmeta. white pages.trovando.com/ Kartoo – S search engine that clusters results. http://vivisimo. maps/directions. http://www-rocq. http://www.com/ Copernic – Uses 90 search engines grouped into 10 categories.com provides reviews and links to several hundred search engines.net/indexu.fr/imedia/ Intute is a free online service created by a network of UK universities and partners. tickets.com/ 205 © 2006. http://www. http://www. classifieds. http://www. http://www. http://www. eBay.search. games.ixquick. http://www. http://clusty. including a set of international telephone directories.htm Ixquick – Searches many sources.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines Clusty – A clustering meta-search engine that groups similar items together and then puts them into separate folders.dogpile.copernic. http://www. dating and personals. produces a visual display of the clusters. http://www. weather.uk/ SearchTools. http://www. health information sources. news sources.intute.com/ Dogpile – Searches a number of different media with a variety of search engines. is a valuable resource for researchers. hotels. Eliminates duplicate entries and broken links. yellow pages.info.ac. audio. jobs. flights.researchbuzz.kartoo.ithaki.com/ Info – Searches reference works. Subject specialists select and evaluate the Web sites in Intute's database and write high quality descriptions of the resources. city guides.com/ Ithaki – Software that allows meta-searching in at least 14 languages. http://www. apartment rentals.com/ Online Resources The main goal of the IMEDIA project is to develop content-based image indexing techniques and interactive search and retrieval methods for browsing large multimedia databases by content. Brandon Hall Research . with speciallycreated national meta-searches of at least 15 countries.com/ Research Buzz has been tracking search engine news since 1998 and. greeting cards. movies.com/ ZapMeta – A meta-search engine that allows the user to set preferences on how it works.inria.searchtools.

Find out why in this presentation: http://www. See what is happening in New York at: http://newyork. CitySearch provides up to the minute data on events happening in various US cities.com/ Netmasters in the UK provides a country by country listing of search engines used in various European countries. a senior researcher with the National Research Council of Canada. and Shoham. December. Finding information on the free World Wide Web: a specialty meta-search engine for the academic community. S. With a fast growing network of stations monitored worldwide. http://infomine. focused searches on topics they care about.ppt#263 This site lists search research initiatives including federated search projects being funded in Europe. http://www.ucr. 10(12).org/issues/issue1 0_12/aharoni/index. http://swicki.firstmonday.html#top#top SearchEngineWatch is an online newsletter on search engine marketing. (2005). First Monday. http://firstgov. Y.netmasters. http://www. http://www.com/ FirstGov and GPO Access allow Web site searches of the US Government. http://www. For example.ac. Brandon Hall Research . Frank.searchenginecolossus.gpoaccess. or swicki. or topic .com/ A swicki is new kind of search engine that allows anyone to create deep. http://searchenginewatch..uk/european_se arch_engines/ One effective way to improve search results is to limit the scope of the search and to employ techniques to look at the semantic meaning of changing structured data from dynamic Web pages.com/ Stephen Downes.eurekster. http://www. Much of this information is hidden to ordinary search engines.co. This search engine.bolton.com/ The International Directory of Search Engines lists local search engines for 319 countries and territories. and it uses the wisdom of crowds to improve search results.ca/files/KnowledgeNet works.downes.uk/features/searc hprojects Bibliography Aharoni. TVEyes provides the technology and the content. is against the idea of federated searches.gov/ Infomine searches scholarly Internet resource collections.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Search Engines A comprehensive set of guidelines on the use of search engines is provided by Bolton University in the UK. http://www.elearning.tveyes.html 206 © 2006.citysearch.edu/ TVEyes makes Radio & TV searchable by keyword. Users can also browse by subject category. Unlike other search engines.gov/ http://www. Most search engines just look at “simple text” when analyzing the content of a Web site. A. can be published on the user's site.ac.uk/elab/guidelines/s earcheng.just as a search engine is used for text. phrase. the user's community has total control over the results.

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Battelle, John (2005). The Search: how Google and its rivals rewrote the rules of business and transformed our culture. New York: Portfolio. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/15918 40880/sr=81/qid=1146838091/ref=pd_bbs_1/1023258918-6488923?%5Fencoding=UTF8 De Pietro, O. and Apprato, F. (2004). Advanced Technologies for Contents Sharing, Exchanging, and Searching in e-Learning Systems. International Journal on e-Learning, July-Sept. 2004. http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction =Reader.ViewAbstract&paper_id=11427 DigiCULT (2004). Resource Discovery Technologies for the Heritage Sector, DigiCULT Thematic Report, No. 6., June. http://www.digicult.info/downloads/digicult_ thematic_issue_6_lores.pdf Ensor, Pat (2005). Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher. Online resource provided by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA). http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litaresources/to olkitforexpert/toolkitexpert.htm Ezzy, Ebrahim (2006). Search 2.0 vs. Traditional Search. Part 1. Read/Write Web, July 20, 2006. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/sear ch_20_vs_tr.php Ezzy, Ebrahim (2006). Search 2.0 vs. Traditional Search. Part 2. Read/Write Web, July 25, 2006. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/sear ch_20_vs_tr_1.php

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Nielsen, Jakob (2003). Information foraging: why Google makes people leave your site faster. Jacob Nielsen’s Alertbox, June 30, 2003. http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20030630. html Porco, Carmine (2006). Search engines don’t suck, they’re just limited. Parts I and II. White paper, Prescient Digital Media. Part I: http://www.prescientdigital.com/Prescient_ Research/Articles/Search_Articles/Search_ Engines_Don_t_Suck__They_re_Just_Limite d_-_Part_I.htm Part II: http://www.prescientdigital.com/Prescient_ Research/Articles/Search_Articles/Search_ Engines_Don_t_Suck__They_re_Just_Limite d__Part_II__Well_Beyond_the_Search_Box.ht m Pratt, W. (2000). Dynamic Categorization: A Method for Decreasing Information Overload. Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University. http://www.ischool.washington.edu/iMed/P ublications/dissertation.pdf Schlenker, M., Mimkes, J. and Hilf, E. (2004). Dynamic Thesaurus and Dynamic Discovery of Distributed eLearning Materials. Paper presented to the EUNIS Conference, 2004. http://www.isnoldenburg.de/projects/engine/publikatione n/eunis04.pdf

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Related terms Learning objects, metadata, microformats, ontologies, search, semantic grid, taxonomies, Web feeds Description The Semantic Web is a concept from Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web. Instead of simply finding items on the Web by locating their Universal Resource Locators (URLs), each piece of information is tagged with additional information that can be read by computers. This helps the computer program understand the meaning of the content it locates at each location. The two main technologies involved in the Semantic Web are the Resource Description Framework (RDF), and the OWL Web Ontology Language (OWL). The Semantic Web is now an initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the international organization that sets standards for the technologies underlying the World Wide Web (WWW). Berners-Lee remains involved with this initiative and works with the W3C from its headquarters at MIT, near Boston. In an article that identifies many of the problems involved with implementing elearning on the Web, Abbas et al. (2005) note that “historically, the Internet and the World Wide Web gave birth to the concepts of e-learning and collaborative knowledge sharing across the globe, but due to largely unplanned and unanticipated growth, are now falling short of earlier promises. Lack of machine readable content coupled with information overload has put strains into the traditional knowledge delivery model of WWW. The situation is especially serious in the e-learning domain where the success and usefulness directly correlates with the effectiveness of knowledge delivery in a dynamic setting.” There are many views on the potential of the semantic Web for resolving some of these problems, but it is important to realize that the semantic Web is an idea in development. It has both its advocates and its critics. One of the major criticisms of the semantic Web is that the meaning of raw information is always ambiguous and needs interpretation (Shirky, 2003). Like it or not, producing metadata always implies a particular worldview. Paul Ford (2003) refutes Shirky’s arguments, and Peter Van Dijck (2003) summarizes the arguments and the cast of characters in the debate. The major arguments for an educational semantic Web include the following: Better information storage and retrieval The use of agents Improved communications and collaboration Major points raised by skeptics of an educational semantic Web include: The idea of a semantic Web is complicated and difficult to implement A single unifying ontology under which all information can be classified is likely impossible Tagging content depends on voluntary labor In summary, the idea of the semantic Web is progressing, but it will not be in general use for some time.

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Selected Examples In Europe, the ELENA project has employed a novel infrastructure and software solution using various semantic Web technologies. http://www.elenaproject.org/en/index.asp?p=1-1 IBM has developed an Integrated Ontology Development Toolkit (IODT) for creating ontologies to use with the semantic Web. http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/sem anticstk The Advanced Knowledge Technologies Web site at the University of Southampton in the UK uses ontologies for its ability to link various research resources. http://www.aktors.org/akt/ The Semantic Computing Research Group (SeCo) at the Helsinki University of Technology researches machine-processable semantics. They also create prototype applications that demonstrate the new possibilities of semantic technologies, such as semantic portals for end-users, semantic infrastructural services, and ontologies and tools for creating semantic applications. http://www.seco.tkk.fi/ KAON is an open source ontology management infrastructure targeted for business applications. It includes a comprehensive tool suite allowing easy ontology creation and management and provides a framework for building ontologybased applications. http://kaon.semanticweb.org/

Edutella is an open source project that applies Semantic Web concepts. http://edutella.jxta.org/ The Personal Reader Project has developed a framework for designing, implementing, and maintaining personalized “Web Content Readers” using Semantic Web technologies. http://www.personalreader.de/html/ Online Resources Since the beginning of 2005, the International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems has been available from Idea Publishing. The first issue is free. http://www.ideagroup.com/downloads/samples/JSWIS.pdf A special issue of the Journal of Educational Technology and Society in 2004 focused on Ontologies and the Semantic Web for E-Learning. http://www.ifets.info/index.php?http://ww w.ifets.info/issues.php?id=25 The Journal of Interactive Media in Education also had a special issue on elearning and the Semantic Web in 2004. http://www-jime.open.ac.uk/2004/1/ AIM@SHAPE is a project funded by the European Commission to develop semantic based systems for describing and handling multi-dimensional objects on the Web. http://www.aimatshape.net/

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calt.edu/?pagename=P rojects The L2C (Learning to Collaborate) project provides the opportunity to address and significantly advance the state-of-the-art (both theory and practice) in educational simulations. one which continuously emerges from the impact of their own actions.” Selected Examples Need a spherical display to show a simulation? Consider using OmniGlobe from ARC Science Simulations.calt. http://www. According to High (2004). but information about it remains on the Web.” My first report in this series. games.ncsa.it/mauro/publications/Cherubini _Winters_Strohecker_chi03_mc. learn.edu/ Advanced Simulations of Organizational Dynamics are experiential learning systems exploiting technologies such as multimedia or virtual reality to accelerate the understanding and learning of organizational processes. Do Not Reproduce 215 .Emerging e-Learning Technologies Simulation Tools Related terms Experiential learning. entitled Emerging E-Learning: New Approaches to Delivering Engaging Online Learning Content (Brandon Hall Research. 2005). i.gov/ Winters et al.noaa. role-playing. participants will be motivated to evaluate. See a variety of such projects at: http://www. Educational simulations involve learning through experience or what Linser and Ip (2002) call dynamic goal-based learning. a strategy that leverages the experience and motivation of participants trying to reach a goal. “Simulation has emerged as a fast-growing segment of the elearning market.uiuc. and exercise the necessary skills required to be successful in order to reach these goals and in the process acquire the knowledge and understanding needed. http://sos. reviewed simulations as an online content format. especially ones set by themselves. http://www. This virtual world was linked to a tabletop–sized physical dome in which children experimented with environmental parameters affecting plant growth.insead. in a dynamic and reflexive environment.icherubini. (2003) present a prototype learning environment for children to create their own knowledge about multivariate systems.pdf The CAVE is an immersive virtual reality facility designed for exploring and interacting with spatially engaging environments. “The idea is that in attempting to achieve game goals. It was decommissioned in 2005. Now in this report I look at the tools available for developing simulations.insead. It is an innovative solution to showing global visualizations.e. http://www arcscience com/omni htm Another spherical display system is the Science on a Sphere project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). scenarios Description The use of educational simulations is currently the hottest trend in e-learning.edu/?pagename=L 2C The use of educational simulations is currently the hottest trend in e-learning. http://cave. microworlds.

http://www.soe. breathing.umich.edu/?pagename=E dComNet The GeoWall is a new projection technology that uses stereo sound and fast computers to simulate many different environments.ht ml The education center on computational science and engineering at San Diego State University has a Web site of 3-D simulations for geoscience education.net/celestia/index.edcenter.insead.edu/ http://um3d. html Muzzy Lane Software of Newburyport. http://thinkertools. and Mac OS X.lsa.calt. they are only available for Macintosh computers.insead.calt. http://www.edu/geowall/ Celestia is a free space simulation that lets users explore the universe in three dimensions.miami. and murmurs. It runs on Windows.com/company/ At the Earth System Research Laboratory.calt. has issued "The Calm and The Storm. http://geowall.insead. Doctors in training can examine the Harvey just like any other patient.making-history.edu/?pagename=C hangeMasters The EIS Simulation Project is a computerbased multimedia business simulation involving implement ing organizational change.gov/ Educational simulations involve learning through experience or dynamic goalbased learning. Do Not Reproduce 216 .shatters. http://www.berkeley.sdsu.fsl. heart sounds.edu/geowall/ind ex. http://www. see which simulation tools are used by meteorological researchers to try to improve weather forecasting. http://www.sdsu. However.med.edu/hardware/Geo Wall/index. Harvey simulates nearly any cardiac disease at the touch of a button by varying blood pressure. Linux.edu/ Harvey is a life-sized manikin used as a cardiology patient simulator.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Simulation Tools CHANGEMASTERS provides e-learning simulations that put users in role-playing situations where they can develop their skills in interacting with others.noaa.insead.edu/?pagename=EI S%20Simulation The VERDI Project (Virtual Environment for Real time Distributed applications over the Internet) is a 3-D multi-user change management business simulation that uses a satellite network. with many examples to try. http://www.umich.geo.html The Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering at the San Diego State University has a site on “Interactive 3D Modelling” using the Geowall. http://crme." http://www.edu/harvey_about. pulse rate. http://www.dc.calt.edcenter. Mass." the first offering in a planned series of computer programs called "Making History.. http://www.edu/?pagename=V ERDI The EdComNet Project is an educational communal network that acts as a portal for practicing better citizenship and decisionmaking skills.html ThinkerTools is a set of online conceptual tools that enable children 11-12 to experience and play with physics.

http://www.biographix. A guide’s voice prompts the employee.com/ Knowledge Planet . http://www. go to: http://www.net/ Biographix . http://www. http://www.knowledgequest.Create live screen movies by capt actions at up to 25 frames a second. http://www.Visual Course Builder – Build simulations using templates without learning any programming. For example.com/ Kookaburra Studios . http://www. http://www.forio.com/ MaxIT .experiencebuilders.ht m Intermezzon .knowledgepresenter.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Simulation Tools Simulations are available that illustrate the dynamics of the complexity of living things.Intermezzon Designer – Simulation authoring that allows users to reuse previous work. without programming knowledge.com/product s/firefly.STT Trainer – Build simulations and assessments with documentation and help files.maxit.assima.com/ Adobe – Macromedia Captivate .com/ Do Not Reproduce 217 .Records all on-screen actions and instantly creates an interactive Flash simulation. http://www. http://www. http://www.ExpertAuthor – With the built-in software simulation tool.adobe. http://www.Forio Broadcast – Web simulation authoring software at three pricing levels. http://www.virtualfishtank.knowledgeplanet.com/ Experience Builders LLC – Experience Builder – Build online role-playing simulations with this tool. http://www.maxit.KnowledgePresenter Simulator .Wizard Training Suite – Web cloning engine for building simulations.com Software for authoring simulations: Access Technologies Group – Simentor Character images respond with facial expressions and body language. http://www.intermezzon.ISLE . create courses specifically on using computer software.com/izeng/ Kaplan IT Learning .knowledge-director.com/ Forio .com/ Knowledge Director – LearningDirector Template-based game and content development software used to create Flash animations and highly interactive content at the click of a mouse.com/broadcastoverview.asp Knowledge Quest .atghome. to play in a virtual fishtank.com/ MaxIT .DazzlerMax – Build simulations with programming.com/products/captivate/ Adobe – Macromedia Flash – Create animations and videos that play in any browser. Integrates with many media types.adobe.stt-global. http://www.com/products/flash/flash pro/ Assisma .Firefly Simulation Records a sequence of actions performed within an application.Has an instructional agent that interacts with a knowledge base.

com/product_r pe. http://www.CONSTRUCT Roleplaying Engine .elearningcentre.sdsu. http://www. http://www.jsp Percepsys – SIMSTUDIO – Use this authoring system to build 3-D scenarios with multiple paths.com/ Reusable Objects .com/3dTraining.htm Qarbon – ViewletCam – Captures screens and screen actions. which can then be used to build simulations.edu/eet/articles/mededuc ation/index.icherubini. http://www.com/learnland/ Do Not Reproduce 218 .com/portal/index.co.xstreamsoftware. http://www. develop one simulation for multiple delivery modes.qarbon. http://www. including simulations. has built a virtual environment for simulations called LearnLand.com Outstart – SoftSim – With this software.com/ Stottler Henke – SimBionic – Drag-and-drop authoring of complex simulations are possible with this authoring tool.com/products/ TEDS – SimCorder – Record applications and then author simulations with this software.teds.htm StageCast – Creator – A simulation authoring tool specifically designed for use by children.reusableobjects.stagecast.htm The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology contains descriptions of educational technologies in medicine. http://www.it/mauro/projects/biosphera/the sis/ Elliot Masie. http://www. http://www.htm XStream – RapidBuilder – An interactive Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) content and animation authoring system that can be used to build graphical simulations. http://coe.outstart.htm Want to learn about space missions? What about trying the virtual space center control room modeled on the Houston Space Control Center? http://www.stottlerhenke.Develop interactive role-playing scenarios using a graphical interface without any programming knowledge required. http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Simulation Tools NexLearn – SimWriter – Use this authoring tool to build social simulations that are scenario based. a well-known e-learning consultant and speaker.org/ Mauro Cherubini wrote a Masters thesis on microworlds for children to learn about biology.” http://www. http://www.uk/eclipse/Resources/si mulation.com/products/sim.com/ Online Resources on Simulations The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains a list of articles on “simulations in elearning.percepsys.nexlearn.learning2005.virtualcontrolroom.

nl/~arnoud/researc h/roboresc/robocup2004/tdps-RescueSimulation-2004/21. June.. and Wilensky.org/2004/sep 2004/estabrook. P.com/Learning-DoingComprehensive-SimulationsEducational/dp/0787977357/sr=82/qid=1157039788/ref=pd_bbs_2/1048461686-1018359?ie=UTF8 Billhardt. Shannon (2004).htm Aldrich. http://www.. Less is More: Agent-Based Simulation as a Powerful Learning Tool in Materials Science.PDF Blikstein. Holland. Rasmussen. The promise of online simulations.pdf DeVries.org/research/l ibrary/Cherubini_Digital_2002. (2004). H. and McCloughlin. Mazloumian. http://www. and pedagogy and elearning and other educational experiences. http://www.blikstein. 12.pdf Cherubini.com/paulo/document s/papers/BliksteinWilensky-LessIsMoreAAMAS2005. International Workshop. (2005).org/2004/oct20 04/aldrich. http://www. Med students practice on ‘virtual patients’.eschoolnews. Paper presented at the fourth International Joint Conference Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2005). Learning Circuits. October 2004. Financial Times. http://www.. Learning Circuits. F. Chief Learning Officer.org/2004/jun2 004/bersin. Utrecht.science.medialabeurope.amazon.ca/Libraryfiles/main/Find /Links/Simulation_Training. B. eSchool News. Making the most of software simulations..ac. Simjour. J. UTEternity’s Team Description : Layered Learning in RoboCup Rescue Simulation.learningcircuits. 8. http://www. computer games. Kamau (2004).. p.ft. Bjorn (2004). T. A. http://www. M. http://www. http://www. (2002). U.htm High. 2004.bbk. DigitalSeed: An interactive toy for children’s explorations of plant growth and life cycles. How playing power drives lessons home. http://www.clomedia.htm The Learning and Skills Research Centre in the UK has an extensive list of research projects on simulation and gaming. Clark (2004).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Simulation Tools The Justice Institute of British Columbia has a Web site that lists simulation resources.com/news/showS tory. A.uva.bc.uk/ccs/elearn/resources. Learning Circuits.jibc. Sept. Character simulations make e-learning come alive.html Do Not Reproduce 219 . http://www. Feb.learningcircuits. Jennifer (2004). http://www. In Interaction Design and Children.asp?articleid=382&zoneid=29 Bitaghsir. Aug.learningcircuits. 2004.htm eSchool News (2004). html Bibliography Aldrich. Paper presented at Robocup conference. Six criteria of an educational simulation. and Bostan. Taghiyareh.com/content/template s/clo_feature. 2004. 2002. 4. San Francisco: Pfieffer. Learning by Doing: a comprehensive guide to simulations.cfm?ArticleID=5212 Estabrook. Clark (2005).com/cms/s/6020572800f2-11d9-9d96-00000e2511c8. Gash. September. A.

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org/Template. For a full discussion of this issue. http://www. symbology tags Description Smart tags and labels refer to a variety of technologies that allow mobile devices to read information from different points in an environment.cfm?Section= ifissues&Template=/ContentManagement/ ContentDisplay. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. especially in museums and for outdoor education. Active RFID tags use an internal power source within the tag to continuously power the tag. Three types of smart tags and labels can be identified: Optical codes such as barcodes and symbology tags Infrared tags Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags (flat. easily changed..Emerging e-Learning Technologies Smart Labels and Tags Related terms Barcodes. Do Not Reproduce 221 . some schools use RFID tags to keep track of the location of students for security purposes. or water. this technology is built into many of today’s laptop computers and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). therefore. optical tags. ultra-thin RFID tags are usually called smart labels) While most people are familiar with barcodes and barcode readers. Consumers use RFID readers or “smart carts” to gather information such as the latest price from an item’s RFID tag. 2005). They are programmable and. RFID technology is developing rapidly. this older technology is being supplanted by newer technologies.cfm&ContentID=77689 Smart tags and labels refer to a variety of technologies that allow mobile devices to read information from different points in an environment. especially for tagging retail items in stores. according to their application: EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) systems Portable data capture systems Networked systems Positioning systems Educational applications of RFID technologies are on the rise. Symbology tags are scrambled markings that can be read by special readers that are used in cell phones in Japan (Osawa et al. The major concern with using smart tags and labels is a perceived threat to privacy. infrared (IR) tags. see the American Library Association Web site on the opposition to the misuse of RFID tags. Smart tags and labels may be considered like an intelligent barcode replacement with the following advantages: They do not require line of sight or close proximity to the reader to be read. They are physically durable and not susceptible to damage from dirt. grease. Infrared tags use the infrared frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit data to a reader. while passive RFID tags rely on radio frequency energy transferred from the reader to the tag. While controversial. which transmits over short distances.ala. RFID systems may be roughly divided into four groups.

checkpointsystems. Proceedings of EDeducation can be enhanced by locationMedia 2005: Montreal. describes the increasing use of RFID tags in toys to increase interactivity and realism. and Case.aace. in a 2005 online article. & Richards. http://www. (2004).aace.html (Online). http://www.cfm?fus http://www.cfm?fuseaction=Reader.edu/index. Infoworld. G. In Kommers.html The Pervasive Technology Lab at Indiana University does research on “visualization and interactive spaces.. Noda.” RFID tags are part of their work on “physical object interfaces.msu. (2005). The RFID computer interface was developed by Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University. see the online journal RFIDNews and RFIDOperations. Next-gen RFID tools expand the market. S.” http://vis.pdf Online Resources For the latest developments in RFID technologies and their uses. 5.open.org/newdl/inde infrared tags eaction=Reader. Are book tags a threat? Christian Science Monitor obiles/m02.com/monthly/articl e.. A.ViewAbstract&paper_id=2 x.iu..com/2004/1005/p Aparna Ramchandran wrote a thesis on a Plant Scanner that allowed children to use 17s01-legn. C.html?s=feature RFID technology is developing rapidly.ac.com/default . Oct.asp?id=1222 Ross et al. June 27. & Kondo.info/downloads/twr200 3_01_low. http://cnm.edu/~ramchan1/pda/ArrT Y. T. James (2006).toydirectory.. Tsukagoshi.aspx?page=epcrfid The Ruth Lilly Health Education Center (RLHEC) has students studying nutrition by picking up food models and placing them on a cafeteria tray. (2005) presented how outdoor symbology tags.ViewAbstract&pa 0093 per_id=20093 Do Not Reproduce 222 . P. http://www. http://www.org/newdl/index. http://www.pdf awareness using RFID and two-dimensional Osawa et al.shtml?prim=lab_ove rview Andrew Robinton. using both infrared (IR) and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and handheld devices. A.infoworld. awareness using RFID and 2-dimensional 276-283. K. Ando. 2005. Shibuya. Outdoor education by locationhesisFinal.digicult. K. Noma.rfidnews.. 2004. Osawa. (Eds.).uk/projects/prolearn/m Heining.html a PDA connecting to RFID tags to obtain more information about a particular plant.org/ Bibliography Borck. especially for tagging retail items in stores.iu. http://uitspress.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Smart Labels and Tags Selected Examples Checkpoint Systems offers RFID solutions for a large number of industries: http://www.. http://www.. Prolearn has developed “Treasure Hunt” types of games for learning.com/article/06/04/1 3/77019_16FErfidsoft_1..csmonitor.edu/102605_meal. symbology tags. April 13. (2003) discuss “Smart Tags and Labels” in their review of this technology in museums and other cultural sites. http://www. N.

and Backhouse. van Kranenburg. Corey (2004). Andrew (2005). S.jsp?resourcePath=/dl/proceedings/&toc= comp/proceedings/wmte/2005/2385/00/2 385toc. 4(3). Masters Thesis. Controversial radio ID tags keep track of students.. January 1.pdf Salcedo.1109/WMTE.66 Ward.digicult. http://www. http://www.. Technology Watch Report 1. 261-263. M. Y. and Yano. M.. Donnelly. R.cfm?ArticleID=4813 Ramchandran.info/downloads/twr2003 _01_low. http://csdl2.jisc. RFID: frequency. DIGICULT: new technologies for the cultural and scientific heritage sector. Proceedings.eschoolnews.ac. standards.org/persagen/DLAbsT oc. and Dobreva.computer. Plant Scanner: a handheld PDA using RFID tags for child visitors to the Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden. Ogata.toydirectory. M. JISC Technology and Standards Watch Report.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Smart Labels and Tags Murray. (2003). RFID Technology Creeps into the Toy Box. (2005). TD Monthly. eSchool News Online. IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE’ 05). http://www.. March.2005. Towards a New Digital Library Infrastructure with RFID for Mobile ELearning. H. (2006).msu.edu/~ramchan1/pda/ArrTh esisFinal. http://www.xml&DOI=10. R.asp?id=1222 Ross. 2004. Aparna (2004). Michigan State University. G.org/news/showstor y.uk/uploaded_document s/TSW0602.pdf Do Not Reproduce 223 .pdf Robinton. http://www.com/monthly/article . adoption and innovation.

as each member can upload resources discovered.icio. Flickr allows users to post photographs and put tags on them. metadata. can learn from their professor’s discoveries. scattered across different browser bookmark settings. The body of metadata that is built up through social bookmarking by large numbers of people is sometimes referred to as a "folksonomy" in that there is no central authority approving the descriptions that have been posted to the Web. printouts. tagging. and books. Third.us) post their favorite Web sites. while users of the del. taxonomies Description Social bookmarking refers to the practice of users posting materials to the Internet and adding tags and labels that identify the content of the materials they have posted. staff) can quickly set up a social bookmarking page for their personal and/or professional inquiries…. finding people with related interests can magnify one’s work by learning from others or by leading to new collaborations. and Web links.” a location to store links that might be lost to time. music. Different Web sites specialize in different kinds of media. much of it educational in the informal sense of the term. a visualization of what users as a group think is important. Fifth. There is software to collate and display the main categories and to show the relative frequency of various terms.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Social Bookmarking Related terms Folksonomy. Students. the ability to create multiauthored bookmark pages can be useful for team projects. Social bookmarking refers to the practice of users posting materials to the Internet and adding tags and labels that identify the content of the materials they have posted. All of this activity adds up to a collaboratively generated open-ended labeling system for Web content. Do Not Reproduce 224 .” However. which could play well in a classroom setting as an instructor tracks students’ progress. For instance. search. no matter their location or timing.icio. faculty. Second.us Web site (http://del. Flickr held over 100 million images. Fourth. or distributed in emails. in turn.First. researchers at all levels (students. following a bookmark site gives insights into the owner’s (or owners’) research. ontologies. they act as an “outboard memory. as clusters of tags reveal patterns (or absences) not immediately visible by examining one of several URLs. The result is something called a tag cloud. so it may take some time before being accepted by the educational/training community. social bookmarking does not fit the traditional methods of teaching and learning. the practice of user-created tagging can offer new perspectives on one’s research. For example. Tagging can then surface individual perspectives within the collective. As of April 2006. How can social bookmarking play a role in education? Alexander (2006) suggests the following: “Pedagogical applications stem from their affordance of collaborative information discovery.

http://consumating. http://www. Also.com/ Furl . or check out what everyone wants to do.us/ Digg .Get a button to “blink” interesting Web sites. connect with others.com/ Ask MetaFilter – A knowledge sharing site where users can post questions and share answers. With digg. http://www.com/ BlogMarks – A collaborative link management project based on sharing and keyword tagging in a blog format. the users decide.clipmarks. http://flickr.citeulike. They can then share these bookmarks with others and browse related topics.com/archives/beta_up date/index. so it may take some time before being accepted by the educational/ training community.net/ CiteULike . and/or books and find them again. blogging. share their stories. search others’ references. and non-hierarchical editorial control. and search for a specific user's Blinks.A tool that lets users clip and save pieces of Web pages. They can save references. RSS. Do Not Reproduce 225 . users can see what others are Blinking. and organize the academic papers they are reading. store. describe.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Social Bookmarking Selected Examples 43Things – Users can write down up to 43 things they wants to do.eventful. http://www.icio.com/ Blinklist .com Clipmarks . Blink also provides tools to sort.net/ …social bookmarking does not fit the traditional methods of teaching and learning. http://www.A new way to find and connect with people who share hobbies and interests. share references with colleagues.icio. http://ask.com/ Del. rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage. music.43things.A technology news Web site that combines social bookmarking. http://www. but.furl.com/ Flickr – Store.html Feedmarker – Feedmarker is a free. users submit stories for review.org/ Connotea – A free online reference management system for clinicians and scientists. http://blogmarks.A social bookmarking Web site that allows users to keep their favorite Web sites.blinklist. Webbased RSS/Atom aggregator with bookmarks and tagging. Also retrieve it easily. http://blog.connotea. http://www. http://www.org/ Consumating . http://www.us . and share photos with others.metafilter.digg. sort. which are then posted to a user's Web site from Blink.feedmarker.A free service to help academics share. search.Browse the Web and save any page with a single-click. and to share them. get inspired. http://del.com/ Eventful – Lists events that are happening in a community and tries to match users up with others who are going to events.

Emerging e-Learning Technologies Social Bookmarking Jookster .com/ Project Pad .jookster.com/ MyWeb – Save bookmarked Web pages and share them with others.net/ Do Not Reproduce 226 . http://myweb2.edu/ppad2 /index.com/ Netscape – This venerable brand has become a social bookmarking site. http://www. and a "personal Virtual Private Network" capability to securely connect Kaboodle-enabled LANs together across the Internet. http://www.html Linkroll .com/today/ Shadows – A link sharing Web site based on social tagging.html Rojo – An RSS feed reader based on adding tags to information. http://www. and discover relevant links.kaboodle.netscape.netvouz.com/ Simpy – Search tags.memeorandum. http://www. Tags can be shared or kept private. http://jots.A social search engine that also allows users who are searching for the same things to contact each other.A project to build a Web-based system for media annotation and collaboration for teaching and learning and scholarly applications.com/ Spurl – Store interesting Web sites and bookmark them. http://www. http://www.com/ Smugmug – A site for storing and tagging digital photographs. http://www.pageflakes. open source Internet application that provides a complete visualization of a user's LAN.shadows.yahoo. or enter new items and tag them.com/ Network Menus – Manage Web bookmarks by placing them within a menu structure.org/news. http://ma. based on what is happening in the news media.A free. http://www. updated in near real time.com/ Netvouz – Create pages of favorite Web bookmarks and then decide to keep them private or make them public.eu/products/networ k_menus.spurl.com/ Jots .networkltd.A Web site that allows users to both easily store their favorite bookmarks online and find new Web sites based on what other people have suggested.northwestern.com/support MemeOrandum – This site generates a news summary every five minutes. http://www. share.smugmug.linkroll.A collaborative bookmarking system that allows users to store.com/ Kaboodle .gnolia. http://www. http://projectpad.com/ Magnolia .simpy. http://www.rojo. http://www.Linkroll is a free link blogging service that allows users to store links to blogs and share them with others. http://www. similar to Digg.html PageFlakes – Allows users to put all Web bookmarks from different sources on one page.search.

Emerging e-Learning Technologies Social Bookmarking Suprglu .us.peterme.quickonlinetips.com/writings/ontology_overra ted. tags.html http://www.com/archives/ 2005/09/complete-digg-tools-collection/ Do Not Reproduce 227 .com/ Wink – A social searching engine based on tags entered by users.com/archives/00055 8. anyone can start a directory of events for their own town. http://www.com/index. http://www.quickonlinetips. http://unalog.S.Gathers content from popular Web services and publishes them in one convenient place. Post what a user is buying or what is on his wish list. http://www.suprglu.A.com/ SWiK . http://tabblo.icio.us.html http://tagsonomy.com/archives/ 2005/02/absolutely-delicious-completetools-collection/ http://www.org/ Veotag – Place tags within video or audio clips.icio.com/udell/gems/d elicious.org/archives/2005/08/ontol ogy_is_overrated_followup.com/ Online Resources Jon Udell.com Wists – A social shopping site. http://www.” http://www.com/archives/ 2005/03/great-flickr-tools-collection/ http://www. http://www.wists.com/studio/ Tagzania – Add geographical locations to documents and tag them with keywords.quickonlinetips. http://swik. http://www.tagzania. and share it with others. and Digg. This site then displays a map of the location of the posted items.zvents.infoworld.edu/ir/library/pdf/E LI7001.pdf The Quick Online Tips Web site has hundreds of links to tools to manage social bookmarking with del. http://weblog.html Clay Shirky regularly debates the usefulness of ontologies.net/SWiK Tabblo – Put photos and words together to tell story.yelp. allowing them to be divided into sections and to be searched. and social bookmarking. a technology columnist for InfoWorld.educause.A project to help people collaboratively document open-source software by using tags and notes. http://upcoming.veotag. with contributions from users.wink. has an audio presentation online about how tagging works with del. Flickr.php/semistructured-meta-data-has-a-posse-aresponse-to-gene-smith/ EDUCAUSE has published a brochure entitled “7 things you should know about…Social Bookmarking.com/ Upcoming – An events calendar by place. Follow the thread in the following four postings: http://shirky. If a city is not there.com/ Zvents – Events calendar for particular cities.com/ Unalog – See what other people are reading on the Web.com/ Yelp – Find out what is happening in different cities around the U. http://www.html http://atomiq. http://www.

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tagging. reviewed social networking as an online content format. dating sites.) Relationship Management (Orkut. online versions of traditional games such as Chess & Checkers.us. text messaging (SMS) Sharing software: Blogs. 2005). Friendster. My first report in this series. shared link libraries such as del. SMS.) Social networking is one of the major advantages of e-learning when compared with traditional classroom based learning. communities of practice. Do Not Reproduce 230 .Emerging e-Learning Technologies Social Networking Related terms Collaboration. Now in this report I look at the tools available for developing social networks. social software. e-mail. Social networking using computer technologies takes a number of forms: Communications software: Instant messaging.icio. an infrastructure that supports and gives life to online communications and collaboration. etc. e-mail. entitled Emerging E-Learning: New Approaches to Delivering Engaging Online Learning Content (Brandon Hall Research.al. genealogical boards Collaboration software for working on joint projects Competitive and/or cooperative gaming sites Social networks require what Hammond et. etc. Web feeds Description Social networking is one of the major advantages of e-learning when compared with traditional classroom based learning.com. teambased or free-for-all First Person Shooters. Haythommthwaite (2005) characterized social networks as having the following components: Actors Nodes in the network Interact and maintain relations with each other Relations Lines in the network Connect actors in specific kinds of interaction and joint experience Ties Lines between actors Exist between actors. etc) Collaborative or Competitive Gaming (MMORPGs. (2005) call an “architecture of participation.) Experience Sharing (blogs. etc. etc. shared links. social networking sites such as Friendster. peer-to-peer sharing software Discovery of previous and new contacts: Online personals. online personals such as Match. and acquaintances: Friend of a friend sites. connected by one or more relations Networks Whole configuration of lines and actors Result from the combined set of actors and ties Social networking is a process that can result in many different kinds of learning. photo albums.” that is.) Discovery of Old and New Contacts (Classmates. family. They identify five broad classes of social software: Communication (IM. classmate location sites Sites for linking of trusted friends.com. photo sharing sites.

com/ Live Journal . Features photographs of members and ways to connect and communicate. https://www. work. Share it with others if desired. http://www. http://www.com/ My Diary – Keep a diary on the Web at this site. http://www.LiveJournal can be used in many different ways: as a private journal. http://www. http://www. List who a person knows and find out who others know.jsp Face Party – Billed as “the biggest party on earth.freeopendiary. video. and geographic regions.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Social Networking Selected Examples We need to distinguish between social networking sites and social networking analysis (SNA) software. The sites are places to meet people with common interests. or as a social network. as a blog.livejournal.com/introNetwor ks.faceparty. audio. which are groups of people who can see each others' profiles.linkedin. documents. workplaces.fm – A place to listen to music online and to meet others with similar tastes.com/ ESnips – Add Web snippets and links.facebook.com/ introNetworks – Software for connecting people with each other at events.html Last. http://www. in associations.codeville. and within “communities of interest. while SNA software analyzes and displays representations of actual social networks. and files and then make them available to others.com CodeVille – A site that allows programmers and developers to share code and merge algorithms.com/ Facebook – An online directory consisting of networks.com Social networking is a process that can result in many different kinds of learning.com/signin/index.org/ MySpace – Set up a personal space on this Web site and then search for others with similar interests.intronetworks. http://www.last. and the military.esnips.” http://www. https://www. Social Networking Sites Classmates – Connects friends and acquaintances from school.fm/ LinkIn – Develop a social network with this software.” this site seems to be aimed at youth over age 16.org/ Diaryland – Registered users can each keep a diary on this Web site and share it with others with the same interests.classmates.com Open Diary – Anyone can keep a diary on this site. Do Not Reproduce 231 .myspace. http://www.friendster. http://www.diaryland.com/ Orkut . Facebook has networks for colleges.An online community that connects people through a network of trusted friends.my-diary. photos. high schools.orkut. http://www. http://www. http://www. which is then open to other readers.com/ Friendster – Build a network of friends on this site.

com/index. http://www. http://jnthweb.net licenses the InFlow set of software tools for social and organizational network analysis.spartasocialnetworks. http://platial. If a user asks for the key players in an organization.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/ shows/knew/etc/connect. http://360. can produce detailed graphs of social relationships.orgnet.typepad. Brandon Hall Research . see the JNthWeb Wiki.com/SocialSoftware The syllabus for a graduate course on social software at Teacher’s College.com/inflow3.htm InFlow is targeted at businesspeople who only want to see the most important and basic social network analyses. http://www.com/ideant/2005/0 8/syllabus_for_gr.Social Networking Platial – A site to create social maps.com/ Yahoo 360 – Create an online blog or journal. http://www.net and the list of related articles using social network analysis.stumbleupon.html To see the relationships among all the highjackers during 9/11. http://www.orgnet. http://www. which includes telephone-based support of social network analyses run by the user.html UCINET 6 is inexpensive social network analysis software that.htm Online Resources For a review of a variety of types of social software.S.pbs. This software produces great graphs of social networks. Users share their writings and meet each other.html Social Networking Analysis Software UCINET is the most popular and fullfeatured system for social network analysis. with a very steep learning curve that can easily discourage novices. http://www.xanga. It costs several thousand dollars. It is a comprehensive system designed by academics for academics.html 232 © 2006.analytictech. http://www.html NetMiner is designed for exploratory visual analysis. http://www. intelligence (1993-2001). check out the map at org.com/index.html Org.” http://www. see the PBS map “Connecting the Dots: How Al Qaeda's global network slowly came into focus for U.com/ucinet.com/reg/sample. Columbia University.analytictech.com/splash Sparta Networks – Set up a private social network to support an online community using this company's tools.orgnet. and rate local restaurants and businesses – then share with friends online.netminer. http://www. with a way to annotate the world as you move through it.com/ Stumble Upon – Discover Web sites a user likes by looking at the recommendations of others online.yahoo. upload photos.com/ Xanga – A site devoted to online diaries and journals.com/hijackers. http://ideant.com For an example of the use of social networking analysis.pbwiki. NetMiner draws an interactive picture highlighting them. coupled with NetDraw.

http://www.htm The Social Software Wiki has many materials on social networking.edu/~hanneman/nettext/ Another free textbook on social software entitled “You Don't Know Me.org/ A free introductory text and major bibliography on “social network methods” by Robert Hanneman and Mark Riddle.jsp SocioSite: Networks.org/wiki/List_of_social _networking_websites Social software report from FutureLab.usemod.sht The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains a list of social software. Knowledge Networks and Communities of Practice.net/ssa/index.org. Oct. 2005.elsevier. Educational Social Overlay Networks.com/homepage/sae/s on/menu.edublogs. Verna (2004).. http://www.html Anderson.wikipedia. Nov. Virtual Canuck.co. 28.org/2005/11/28/h ello-world/ Anklam.uva.elearningcentre.html Social Network Analysis Instructional Web Site has many downloadable items and links to similar sites.futurelab. but. Life with Alacrity. 32(4).uk/eclipse/Resources/soci al.analytictech.com/xq/asp/sid. Christopher (2004). http://www.org/odponline/vol3 2n4/knowledgenets.ucr.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Social Networking The International Network for Social Network Analysis has resources on social network analysis. http://www. Groups. http://www.socialtext. Tracing the Evolution of Social Software.insna. Social Capital & Social Software” by William Davies. 13.html Allen. OD Practitioner.com/cgibin/mb. http://www1. 4CFEAD99-8731-11D7-9D4E00508B44AB3A/articleid.. and Social Interaction contains many links to conceptual analyses of the Web. http://www.com/2004/10/t racing_the_evo. Terry (2005).htm Do Not Reproduce 233 . http://www2.pl?SocialSoftware The Social Software Alliance is a group dedicated to all aspects of social networking.odnetwork. http://www. Knowledge Management Magazine. http://www.com/researc h/isociety/social_capital_contents. http://en.uk/download/pdf s/research/opening_education/Social_Soft ware_report. KM and the Social Network. http://terrya. http://www. 2004. May 2003.fmg.F79B4E317854-4B6A-9202164FB18672D3/qx/display. http://faculty.com/networks/ Social Networks is a multidisciplinary scholarly journal on social networking.pdf Bibliography Allee. http://www.theworkfoundation. Patti (2003).kmmagazine.nl/sociosite/topics/int eraction.cgi For a comprehensive listing of social networking sites. see the list in Wikipedia.lifewithalacrity.

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com/hpinfo/newsroom/feat ure_stories/2005/05halotale. the Internet Society’s Network Working Group suggested that presence “is a means for finding. transparent telepresence Description The Internet is a form of technology that can separate humans from each other or can bring them together.html http://www.hp. as if they were in the same room. Conceived by Dreamworks as a response to travel concerns after the terrorist attacks of Sept. and remote site technology that interfaces with the communication link and the person at the remote site. 2001. cameras. When it is fully successful.” The most commonly used presence technology today is “instant messaging. A person generally responds better to another person if they have more sensory contact that reveals the humanity of the other person.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Telepresence Technologies Related terms Instant messaging. Halo allows meeting participants to make eye contact. presentation tools. Telepresence systems have three essential sub-systems: a home site with technology that interfaces with the local user.” but other more elaborate technologies. This category of software is designed to reveal the human characteristics of.com/halo/index.hp. the experience is like another person at a remote location being fully present in the live real world location. share files and documents. http://www. "online" or "offline") of other users. most online learning environments are bereft of anything representing the bodily features of teachers or fellow learners. Presence information lets users change their location and have phone calls and emails follow them. and shout over each other to try to be heard. including the following: Telemanipulation devices and telerobotics with live interaction Haptic telesensation Telementoring and Teleteaching Selected Examples The Halo Collaboration Studio is a system of carefully placed plasma televisions. a communication link between the home site and a remote site. just like during a real meeting. "Always on" videoconferencing lets users find colleagues online and convene real-time meetings. There are several subcategories in the field of telepresence. presence. and subscribing to changes in the presence information (e. most online learning environments are bereft of anything representing the bodily features of teachers or fellow learners.. Do Not Reproduce 237 . and microphones that allows two groups of up to six people to hold a live meeting in two separate locations. and the sense of contact with. 2001). That is the theory behind telepresence applications. It is not surprising that a two-year study of 169 Internet users found that they were more isolated and depressed at the end of the study than when they started (cited by Dreyfus. retrieving. such as remotely operated vehicles (ROV).g.html In spite of a growing research literature on the phenomenon of “telepresence” in networked environments. are also available. In spite of a growing research literature on the phenomenon of “telepresence” in networked environments. 11. another person while communicating via the Web. In 2000.

html Do Not Reproduce 238 . ad-free alternative to consumer instant messaging services." http://www.ac.aim. with controls and video screens that show the remote environment. http://www.sourceforge.ht ml http://www. BSD.uk/ind ex.org/teleimmersion.advanced. This would enable the user to experience being fully present. http://www.ebuddy. http://www. a communication link between the home site and a remote site.com/ Telepresence systems have three essential sub-systems: a home site with technology that interfaces with the local user. the CAVE. http://messenger.uk/projects/stadium/ Fakespace has the world’s first fully immersive visualization system.nsf/wdocs/home page GAIM – Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux. http://telepresence.com/messenger/overview Yahoo Messenger – Instant messaging software with voice chat. and other software that enhances a sense of being at a remote location. The common goal of these activities is to stage large-scale live events and on-demand-replays while giving remote participants anywhere on the Internet a sense of 'being there.fakespace.ibm. http://gaim.org/ Windows Live Messenger (aka MSN Messenger) – All the main features of instant messaging software. secure.yahoo.ac.open.php IBM Lotus Sametime – Enterprise instant messaging and conferencing software.org/teleimmersion2.com/index.percro.htm PERCRO is an Italian group with a variety of telepresence projects. http://get. http://www-142.es/teledrive/ Tele-Immersion technology is designed to enable users in different locations to collaborate as if they were in the same room. MacOS X.strath.' http://cnm.org/ Teledrive is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) that produces the feeling of “being there” for the driver.com/ eBuddy – A site listing all the major instant messaging tools.jabber.com Instant Messaging Tools: AOL AIM – The instant messaging software from America Online. at a physically remote real world site.advanced. The driver sits in a box. plus the ability to hook up a Webcam and chat with a video feed between computers. http://www. http://www. in every sense.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Telepresence Technologies KMi Stadium is the generic label for a suite of activities and software tools that have been evolving since mid-1995 at the UK Open University's Knowledge Media Institute. Telepresence and Virtual Presence.live.com/software/swlotus/products/product3. http://laimuz.dmem. and remote site technology that interfaces with the communication link and the person at the remote site.unizar. Their tag line is “Simultaneous Presence. The goal of the Transparent Telepresence Research Group (TTRG) at the University of Strathclyde is to produce the world's first telepresence system where the technology is totally transparent to the user. and Windows.net/ Jabber – An open.

DigiCult Technology Watch Report 3. Davide. F. MA: MIT Press. http://www.info/downloads/TWR3lowres. Alberta. http://cid.65 064-0. Keynote address at the ISEC conference.amazon.digicult..amazon. A...nada. (2001).wired. January 2005. In Soldek. (2002). Regina (2004). Amsterdam: IOS Press.com/gp/product/158 6033018/104-03124348042331?v=glance&n=283155 Ross. W. DigiCULT: core technologies for the cultural and scientific heritage sector. M.pdf Lynn.com/news/2004/ 090604specialfocus. D. Ins and outs of teledildonics..com/gp/product/04152 28077/104-03124348042331?v=glance&n=283155 Enlund.virtual-presence.nada.edu/~goldberg/art/ tele/ Internet Society. September 24.) (2000). Abbott. Being There: Concepts. C. http://www.org/rfc/rfc2779. Network Working Group (2000).. L. Ken (Ed. Dobreva. 2004. (Eds. M. McHugh. effects and measurements of user presence in synthetic environments. http://www. http://www2.pdf Fontana. C. Online memo. Sept. http://www. Do Not Reproduce 239 . Presence Production in a Distributed Shared Virtual Environment for Exploring Mathematics. Network World.kth. (Eds. 6.org Bibliography Dreyfus. Hubert (2001). and Rusbridge.hig. S. http://www. http://kmr. John (2004). J. Video Mediated Communication: producing a sense of presence between individuals in a shared virtual reality. Naeve. (2005). Presence applications poised for takeoff. http://www. and descriptions of systems for virtual presence. The site contains an extensive bibliography on the topic. Donnelly.kth. the experience is like another person at a remote location being fully present in the live real world location. On the Internet.) (2003). The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology in the Age of the Internet. Calgary.pdf Knudsen.txt Knudsen. June 1. http://www. Cambridge. G. http://www.html Riva.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Telepresence Technologies Online Resources Virtual-Presence.com/news/culture/0.se/papers/TelePresen ce/CJKPresenceProd. and IJsselsteijn.networkworld. Wired News. A. J. 44-49.pdf When it is fully successful. as well as news.) ACS 2000 Proceedings.no/at/nmm/enlund. Banff. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Advanced Computer Systems (ACS 2001). Nils (2000).html Goldberg. A. London: Routledge. The production of presence – distance techniques in education. Instant Messaging/Presence Protocol Requirements.org is dedicated to all aspects of virtual presence. and Naeve.acs. and Handberg. 2002.ietf. history.ieor. A.se/pdf/CID-206.berkeley. and Pejas..

(2001). H. Germany: Hagen. et al. Jon (2005). 28.infoworld. C. InfoWorld. When time-shifting and telepresence collide.Learning. New learning modes in the production of presence – distance technique for education. (Eds.swedishlearninglab.modes. Jan.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Telepresence Technologies Sponberg.com/article/05/01/ 28/05OPstrategic_1. L.pdf Udell. Knudsen. http://www. H.org/docum ents/Sponberg.html Do Not Reproduce 240 . http://www. and Handberg.) The Future of Learning – Learning for the future: Shaping the Transition.. In Hoyer.

Video is used everywhere in television and is common on the Internet. is emerging as a strong competitor to broadcast and cable television. tlearning. Examples of the services IPTV can offer include the following: Unlimited channels of digital TV and music Personal video recording (PVR) Pay-per-view Caller ID on screen Video-on-demand (VOD) VOD by subscription (SVOD) E-mail Internet. IPTV. 2002). Video is coming at us from all sides – from Webcams. television. in all its formats. videocasting. A new version of television. amateur and professional video cameras. video blogging. the largest Internet telephone service. games Tax payment Information services Shopping Interactive Advertising E-learning Atwere and Bates (2003) say that the technology needs sufficient flexibility to address the following pedagogical considerations: How to turn a passive viewer into an active learner How to make learning opportunities more accessible in the home How to bridge the gap between ‘edutainment’ and ‘engaged learning’ How to integrate learning support systems (human and electronic) to enable engaged learning within a TV-based learning environment The types of interactivity needed to enhance the learning experience through interactive digital TV (interaction through a return channel) Despite the high quality of many productions. Video is used everywhere in television and is common on the Internet. cell phones. telepresence. and video publishing and peer-to-peer sharing of videos are the norm. It is usually necessary to keep the video window small and have just acceptable image quality to accommodate the huge files sizes needed by digital video (although quality is rapidly improving). bandwidth becomes an issue. Video. Once video goes on the Internet. vlog Description Video. even a video plug-in for Skype. Video blogging has become common. streaming video. Now in this report I look at the tools available for developing educational video and IPTV. Internet Protocol Television (IPTV).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Video and IPTV Related terms Internet television. Do Not Reproduce 241 . in all its formats. screencasting. reviewed video as an online content format. IPTV introduces a level of flexibility compared to traditional broadcasting. PDAs. entitled Emerging ELearning: New Approaches to Delivering Engaging Online Learning Content (Brandon Hall Research. making videos can be an engaging and empowering form of education (Goldfarb. My first report in this series. educational broadcasting has generally failed to have a major impact on the quality of learning experiences in schools. is an essential part of learning in today’s world. vodcasting. is an essential part of learning in today’s world. 2005). However.

As the following examples show.com/itunes/videos/ The Participatory Culture Foundation released its “Democracy Internet TV Platform. http://www. even a video plug-in for Skype.dfilm. video on the Internet is not readily searchable. sending television over the Web (IPTV) is already big in Japan and gaining steam in the rest of the world.medialogic. http://www.htm Google Video contains amateur videos as well as offerings from the major television networks. improves the satisfaction of the client. Internet companies like Google and Yahoo are developing video search engines. Apple’s iTunes site is a major distributor of downloadable video for playback on an iPod or a computer screen.dmeurope.com Do Not Reproduce 242 .com/index_about.brightcove. Selected Examples Media Logic’s iSee communications technology enables organizations to deliver live audio. Recently Google signed a deal with MTV to offer music video clips as part of Google Ads. In spite of the limitations. recently launched its own entertainment division to send video content over phone lines.html Dialcom Networks. and maintains loyalty.apple.asp?Art icleID=8104 On2 Technologies produces advanced video compression tools that give great results on the Web. http://www.ar/iptv_en. Britain's largest telecom firm.com For an example of a video blog. with IPTV. http://participatoryculture.rocketboom.rocketboom.” which allows uploading of videos to its Web site.com/ Brightcove allows users to publish and syndicate video content to the Web. and data services increases the profits by subscriber. the Internet telephone service.uk/index. video.org/ In 1999. although new tagging technologies may soon solve this problem. http://video.axor. http://www.com. http://www. See samples at: http://www. cell phones. http://www. voice.htm According to Axor Corporation of Argentina. BT.com/default. PDAs. the largest Internet telephone service. with a great potential to impact e-learning in the near future. http://www.com The Rocketboom creators describe all the hardware and software tools needed to produce their program. the “triple play” of video. or students through a high quality. a three-minute videoblog.on2. has launched a plug-in providing high-quality video capabilities for Skype.co. according to Foroohar (2006). and multimedia content to customers. low bandwidth video stream. amateur and professional video cameras. It is still going strong at: http://www. a Spanish specialist in software applications for video communication solutions and remote team-working in real time. see Rocketboom.google. there is a lot of movement in the field of online video.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Video and IPTV Further. DFILM launched the MovieMaker. employees.com/extra/video_t ools/ Video is coming at us from all sides – from Webcams. which allowed users to create a short animated cartoon on a Web site and email it to friends. partners.

com Do Not Reproduce 243 .concord.youtube.addictingclips. http://www.com/pressreleas es.com/seeds/index.navy.spider. plus see thousands of video clips posted by others.veotag. tag them.com/ BitTorrent. See the current selection at: http://video.” http://www.google.elearningcentre. http://www.org is the site for BitTorrent developers to meet and work on future developments of this open source protocol. read “Ten video sharing services compared.dvguru. http://www. http://www. and divide them into chapters or segments. http://www.mil/index.xstreamengine.com/ The XstreamEngine2 from Winnov is the only encoding solution on the market to process up to eight distinct video inputs in a single unit and then simultaneously stream multiformat broadcasts in real time at various bit rates to thousands of users at the most optimized resolution for their device.htm The US Navy’s Human Performance Center Web site has an extensive listing of resources on digital video.com/ veotag allows users to upload videos. whether dial-up.uk/eclipse/Resources/st reaminglearning. users can tag their own videos and post them to the Web.co. or set-top box.org/ At YouTube. desktop.com/ Online Resources “Multimedia Seeds” is a Web site devoted to audio.bittorrent. http://www. PDA. http://eduscapes.” Users can upload video clips for free. http://www.hpc.bittorrent.cfm ?RID=TTE_OT_1000021 DV Guru offers advice on all aspects of digital video.html VideoPaper Builder 3 is a multimedia creation tool for users of any level of technology skills.php BitTorrent is popular peer-to-peer video sharing software.com/2006/04/07/tenvideo-sharing-services-compared/ or http://dvguru. video. and visual resources.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Video and IPTV Addicting Clips allows a user to upload a video clip for sharing with others.veoh.com/nara.org Ourmedia calls itself a “global home for grassroots media. http://vpb. cellular.html The e-Learning Centre in the UK supplies a major listing of online resources for educational uses of streaming media.com/ Veoh allows individuals to broadcast their own television shows on the Internet or watch video posted by others.ourmedia. For example. See examples at: http://www.org/ Google has started to digitize historically significant video from the National Archives of the USA. https://www. http://www.

http://www.thinkofit.uk/files/pdf/1443.as p?id=8954&c=6 Bates.elearnspace. Peter (2003).org/video/vid eo_publishing/video_distribution_via_p2p_ online_service_Prodigem_20050706.org/news/20 05/03/26/watch_tv_stations_from_the.pdf Bardia. www. which users can submit. Pradeep (2004). Online article at: http://www.ht m The elearnspace blog by George Siemens has a page devoted to “Media.com/article.edu/articl e. D. t-learning Study .masternewmedia.cfm?articleid=1519 Bibliography Atwere. through the Prodigem peer-to-peer content site.htm The Robin Good blog (by Luigi Canali De Rossi) also has an article on using video taken with cell phones. http://www.pdf The IPTV Industry blog has vast resources on this topic.edu/ir/library/pdf/EL I7005.” http://www. but business models are fuzzy. London: Learning and Skills Development Agency. htm Mefeedia is a no frills portal devoted to video blogger feeds. http://www. http://www.A study into TV-based interactive learning to the home: Final Report.htm Do Not Reproduce 244 .org/mobile_te levision/mobile_television_trends/mobile_t elevision_coming_20051019.com Knowledge@Wharton has an article entitled “Online Video: the market is hot. termed “mobile television. by alphabet.lsda. and by tags. Industry Perspectives: emerging video apps need programmability and flexibility.iptv-industry.” http://knowledge.upenn.” http://www. http://www. The site already contains nearly 6. and Bates. Interactive TV: a learning platform with potential.masternewmedia.org.educause.” Subtopics include video and streaming media. (2003).com/webconf/video.pjb.co.ht m EDUCAUSE has published a brochure entitled “7 things you should know about…Videoblogging.htm A third useful article from the Robin Good Blog on the impact of changes in television and streaming video is entitled “Watch TV Stations From The World Around: Online TV Player. http://www.streamingmedia.” http://www.masternewmedia.wharton.com David Woolley collects and posts links on videoconferencing on his Web site.500 vlogs organized by popularity. P.mefeedia.uk/tlearning/contents.org/doing/media.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Video and IPTV The Robin Good blog (by Luigi Canali De Rossi) has a recent set of resources and interviews on audio and video file distribution with BitTorrent.

P.apple. Matthew (2005).htm IBM (2006). Mon. The end of TV as we know it: a future industry perspective. Newsweek (International Ed.ViewAbstract&paper_id=1496 6 Nolle. 2005..aace.networkingpipeline. Brian (2002). Peter (2005). Rana (2005). Online paper. he_guide/Video_Streaming-The_Guide. 2005. and Young.pdf Klass.org/news/200 5/12/02/beyond_wireless_broadband_wifi_ wimax. C. Luigi (2005a). June 6. (Eds.msn.msnbc. Asensio.usc. UK: JISC Click and Go Video Project.pdf ction=Reader. Durham. (Ed.ac. What’s the real future of video? Business Communications Review. Tom (2005). L. http://www.jhtml?articleID=161600153 educational development. Dec.uk/isd/lwt/clickgo/t Media Cultures in and beyond the Classroom. April 26. Robin Good Blog. Nov. In Richards. Changing Channels.pdf http://www. IBM Institute for Business Value study. content/Missouri_Podcasting_White_Paper http://www. University of Missouri. 1.asp?id=7769 Meng. (2003).pdf tough road deploying IPTV. Networking Pipeline. Campus Technology.com/adcinstitute on both Desktop and Handheld Devices. http://www1.edu/~jtaplin/IPTV.). Podcasting and VODcasting: definitions.com/id/8018601/si 8. Friedman. http://www.htm Canali De Rossi. 2.masternewmedia. Feb. 8-9. implications.com/showArt Thornhill.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Video and IPTV Canali De Rossi. Visual Pedagogy: http://www2.amazon. NC: Duke University.campustechnology. Brian (2005). http://www.php te/newsweek/ Taplin. Goldfarb.org/news/200 5/12/01/beyond_wimax_wibro_coming.ibm. http://edmarketing.). S. (2005).com/bcrmag/2005/02/p0 http://www. Beyond Wireless Broadband. Telcos face http://www-rcf. Foroohar. Manchester. 2005. and Swenson.com/services/us/imc/pdf/ge5106248-end-of-tv-full.masternewmedia. Luigi (2005b).com/gp/product/08223 29646/104-03124348042331?v=glance&n=283155 Do Not Reproduce 245 .com/article. G. Jonathan. http://www. http://www.umist. 2005. Streaming Media in Higher Education: Possibilities and Pitfalls. Wi-Fi.cfm?fusea . Wi-Bro: XMax Goes The Distance.org/newdl/index.bcr. IAT Video/Audio Production for Internet-Based Courses: An Overview of Technologies for Use Services White Paper. The IPTV Revolution. Wi-Max. 2005. 2005. Video Streaming: a guide for icle. Proceedings of E-Learn /wp2003 (pp. 417-419). discussions and Curtis. Robin Good Blog.) (2002). 7. M. Beyond WiMax: Wi-Bro Coming. Dec.

http://ancient.org.columbia.uk/showcase/sav annah/savannah. Depending on the level of realism achieved. php/Main_Page The Ancient Spaces Web site from the University of British Columbia allows users to reconstruct and play with historical properties. Do Not Reproduce 246 . inventors. and Religious Studies department. Near Eastern. and storytellers.netofpeers. There are no central servers at all: it relies only on end-users' machines. augmented virtuality.cs. Fantasy and imagination can be unleashed.html Kahootz is a powerful set of 3-D multimedia tools that allows students and teachers to be creators. Canali De Rossi (2004) lists 10 advantages of collaborating or learning inside a 3-D virtual immersive workspace: Selected Examples Solipsis is an open source peer-to-peer system for a massively shared virtual world. mixed reality. and look do not count much in virtual spaces. http://solipsis. exchange enabling. and the aim of the virtual experience. Children ‘play’ at being lions in a savannah.arts. distributed virtual environments.kahootz.htm A collaborative project at Columbia University between the Graphics and User Interfaces Lab in the Computer Science Department and the Building Technologies Group in the Graduate School of Architecture applies augmented reality in the construction industry. Risks are reduced for dangerous and unorthodox explorations of new spaces.futurelab. Savannah challenges children to explore and survive in the augmented space. designers. http://www1. desktop virtual reality.com Savannah is a strategy-based adventure game where a virtual space is mapped directly onto a real space. The ability to inhabit any type of body and to customize one's own look gives many people the opportunity to express themselves as they truly feel and not as society forces them to. A user's learning experience can be designed to fit specific task needs with a flexibility and immediacy impossible in real life.ca/index. Creed.edu/graphics/pro jects/arc/arc.ubc.html Virtual reality allows worlds to be created that simply do not exist except as computer creations. simulation.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Virtual Reality Related terms Augmented reality. The space is persistent. It aimed to bring experiential and game-based learning to the highly traditional curricula of the Classical. Virtual 3-D spaces allow full recording of any activity. virtual environments Description Virtual reality allows worlds to be created that simply do not exist except as computer creations. http://www. Videoconferencing is not required. People with major physical handicaps appear as capable and beautiful as anyone else. Exploration and discovery are enabled. interaction. To do this. and re-experiencing or re-using past events. virtual reality can be a powerful e-learning tool or a colossal waste of time. By using aspects of game play. skin color. they must successfully adopt strategies used by lions.net/wiki2/index. http://www.

http://www. Navy’s Human Performance Center has a Web page of Virtual Reality References and Links.de Second Life is a virtual reality environment with many uses.spider. One is called “Creating and Using Virtual Reality: a guide for the arts and humanities.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Virtual Reality Equator is a six-year interdisciplinary research collaboration to explore the integration of physical and digital realities.informationinplace. http://www.ahds.ac.activeworlds.uk/guides/using_guid e/sect34. The site includes usability guidelines for developing virtual reality and examples of how it is used in training. a portable mixed reality interface for outdoor use.secondlife. http://vads. an island for people with Asperger’s Syndrome teaches them to socialize in the safety of a virtual community.asp The CREATE tool provides the ability to author training and performance enhancement solutions that are scalable from classrooms to mobile context aware and mobile augmented reality environments.ac. Do Not Reproduce 247 .navy. http://www.com http://www.html Online Resources The Arts and Humanities Data Service has two guides to good practice.ahds.com The Web site of the Virtual Reality Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology is an outstanding place to learn more about creating virtual reality.mil/index. http://www. http://www.cfm?PostID=1 9660 Active Worlds is a virtual reality community that is appealing to educators. virtual reality can be a powerful elearning tool or a colossal waste of time.equator.html http://vads. https://www.html The U.org/index.uk/ In collaboration with the Equator project (part of the EU's Disappearing Computer initiative). http://www. including education. For example. Its Active Worlds Educational Universe has been designed for teachers and students.epfl. Learning and Research in the Visual Arts” (see the case study of a Virtual Reality Multi-User Environment).S.healthdatamanagement.html ErgoNetz is the Internet service of the Virtual Reality laboratory at the Institute for Occupational Physiology at the University of Dortmund in Germany.ergonetz.uk/guides/vr_guide/in dex.cfm ?RID=POL_OT_1000274 Depending on the level of realism achieved.opencroquet.shapedc.ac. The augurscope consists of a tripodmounted display that can be wheeled to different locations and then rotated and tilted to view a virtual environment that is aligned with the physical background.ch/About/about_index.” and the other is called “Using Digital Resources in Teaching.com/edu/index. http://vrlab.org/highlights/augur.ht ml Croquet is a new open source software platform for creating deeply collaborative multi-user online applications. and the aim of the virtual experience. http://www.hpc. Shape has developed the augurscope. Video from an onboard camera is embedded into this virtual environment.com/ht ml/current/CurrentIssueStory.

A.html Jones. Paper presented at the eLearn 2004 conference. and Tsiatsos.uk/elearning/ story/0. 175-199. (2004).com/article. Eva (2004).pdf Hoare.00. Research report. Sept. The Network includes 58 partners and it is being coordinated by the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems of the National Technical University of Athens in Greece. 3D Online Learning Environments for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Training.edu/gjones/pdf/Jone s_elearn04. Michelle (2003).asp?id=18952 Canali De Rossi..campustechnology. Paper presented at ICALT 2001. and Hicks.gr/ru6/publications/898162 4. Triantafillou.Virtual and Immersive Learning Innovators: Appalachian State University & Purdue University. (2001).org/2004/09 /27/3d_virtual_spaces_for_learning. (2006). C. http://ru6. T. Hornig. 2004. http://www.10577. 24.htm Do Not Reproduce 248 . Philopoulos.edu/vrel.coe. 2004.net/ Virtual Reality and Education Laboratory of the College of Education. 3D virtual spaces for learning and collaboration. C. Technology Area . http://ru6. G.org/2004/dec 2004/0412_trends.pdf Bouras. T. Dec. August 9.htm Bibliography Bouras.learningcircuits. maintains a list of links on using virtual reality in educational settings. Stephen (2004). http://www.org/conferences/OLN2003 /papers/Dickey3DVirtualWorlds. e-Learning through distributed virtual environments.pdf Bouras. V.ecu. Trend: augmented reality check. G. T.co. and Tsiatsos. http://www.pdf Campus Technology Magazine (2006).1314022. J.oln. (2001). Campus Technology.intuition-eunetwork. Educational Virtual Environments: Design Rationale and Architecture. 3D Virtual Worlds: An Emerging Technology for Traditional and Distance Learning.masternewmedia. Virtual teaching aids become a reality. http://courseweb. Learning Circuits. http://ru6. Paper presented at the OLN 2003 conference. http://vr.cti.guardian.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Virtual Reality INTUITION is a Network of Excellence focused on virtual reality and virtual environments applications for future workspaces. 2004. Sept... Robin Good Blog. and Tsiatsos. C. http://www.cti.gr/ru6/publications/957952 3. Luigi (2004). Architectures Supporting e-Learning Through Collaborative Virtual Environments: the Case of INVITE. Guardian Unlimited. Journal of Network and Computer Applications.unt. 27. http://www. 28. 2006. East Carolina University.pdf Kaplan-Leiserson.cti. http://education.htm Dickey.gr/ru6/publications/616810 77.

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The educational advantages of visualization are many. et al. images. cognitive collage. 2003).dpc. reviewed visualization as an online content format. My first report in this series. Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Description Visualization is the process of representing abstract information in the form of images that can assist in the understanding and analysis of the data (Ross. Mapping of thoughts (“mind maps”) or pathways is one example of this genre of educational materials. data mapping. Flash. visualization can represent alternative points of view.com/products/vizserver / Visualization is the process of representing abstract information in the form of images that can assist in the understanding and analysis of the data. pattern recognition. graphics. mapping. entitled Emerging E-Learning: New Approaches to Delivering Engaging Online Learning Content (Brandon Hall Research. Another is the category of “artificial life simulators. geographical information systems. Seeing a picture works with our unconscious in that the brain processes pictures much faster than it analyzes data. cybercartography. Now in this report I look at the tools available for developing visualizations.” There are four primary stages to creating visualizations: data input.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Visualization Technologies Related terms Cognitive maps. so purchase decisions in this field need to be taken seriously. new ways of modeling complex phenomena are emerging that will require tracking. See some amazing demos at: http://www. GIS. allowing for innovation or new understandings. 2005). location based systems. and data rendering. Complex visualizations and the tools that create them can also cost a lot of money. The ability to see and move through “the big picture” will be a commonplace educational objective in the near future. Selected Examples The Visual Geophysical Exploration Environment (VGEE) addresses the needs of data users. learners and educators by providing a way to connect data with curricula and tools to guide and facilitate meaningful and appropriate use of the data. Humans analyze visual information better than written text. Finally. dynamic displays.ucar.inxight. As complexity theory develops as an approach to education.edu/vgee) Vizserver is a product from Inxight that shows visualizations using hyperbolic startree maps. Do Not Reproduce 250 . data filtering. A good visualization can give an improved understanding or “big picture” view of a complex phenomenon. a bad visualization can often be very confusing or misleading and require a lot of explanation. On the other hand. The VGEE consists of four elements: An inquiry-based curriculum for guiding student exploration A learner-centered interface to a scientific visualization tool A collection of concept models (interactive tools that help students understand fundamental scientific concepts) A suite of El Niño-related data sets adapted for student use (http://www.

Java applet tool that allows users to select and view 2-D slices of bodies.com/ Ontopia’s Omnigator 007 is a free topic map navigator. Capable of stitching full complex phenomena are users to access complex geophysical data in view panoramas without any user input their preferred mode.ac. which showcases their potential. Dynamic Digital Depth provides expert stereo 3-D solutions for 3-D content creation. http://www.semagix.bham.ubc.esrin.” http://richie. http://www. AutoStitch can be used for emerging that http://esapub.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Visualization Technologies Semagix’s Freedom is one platform that combines semantic representations with visualization techniques. see ZoomClouds.alice.cs.typorganism.idc.html The University of Birmingham has a Visual and Spatial Technology Centre with many examples of the use of visualization. http://www.vrco.com The Texas Memorial Museum in Austin.com/ As complexity theory develops Program 3-D graphics using the Alice v2.it/eoq/eoq68/EnviVi panoramic photography. http://www.ppt Do Not Reproduce 251 .com/ Numerous software visualization products for the Visible Human Project that aims to create complete 3-D representations of male and female human bodies. http://www. http://www. delivery. For an example. http://www. These include the NPAC/OLDA Visible Human Viewer.com “Type is an organism” with intelligence and a life on the Web.pdf tracking. They are visual representations of the relative frequencies of various topics discussed.html “Tag Clouds” are clusters of social bookmarks that relate to a specific site.nlm.edu/index. such as a blog.jsp Unified Field shows examples of 4-D dynamic data visualization for the financial sector. and will require visualization applications.html VRCO is a company specializing in producing advanced visualizations. http://www. and display (without glasses!).com/solutions. Free demo at: ew_68.ie/eoin/presentations/In formation%20Visualisation%20in%20Infor mation%20Retreival.gov/research/visible/visi ble_human.ca/~mbrown/autostitch /autostitch. http://www. Explore a series of visualization experiments at: http://www. whatsoever.unifiedfield. Texas uses VRCO Full Circle.utexas.org/ new ways of The European Space Agency’s EnviView gateway has been introduced to facilitate the AutoStitch is the world's first fully automatic modeling visualization of satellite information. VR.vista.html http://www. http://www.net/omnigator/models/i ndex.zoomclouds.ontopia. See: to education.esa.0 as an approach authoring system. which allow models and information from various sources to be virtually exhibited. a visualization system comprising immersive 3-D display and dedicated software.ddd.tmm.nih.uk/ A number of visualization techniques are outlined and demonstrated by Eoin Brazil of the University of Limerick in his presentation “Information Visualisation in Information Retrieval. Museum Edition. allowing 2-D image stitcher.ul.

Brandon Hall Research .feedtank.asp NASA maintains a “Scientific Visualization Studio” at the Goddard Space Flight Center.” http://www.edu/~hanson/ Check out the fascinating changes in the art of map design described in the online article Experiments with Territories: Post Cartographic Map Design. It has images of space and the earth from space. http://www.edu/postcartoaag06. http://www. see ‘Scientists seek “map of science. Especially take a look at Newsmap as a fresh way to view the headlines.html Quaternions are the key tool for understanding and manipulating orientations and rotations in 3-D Cartesian space.ontopia. Professor Andrew Hanson does work in this area and has written a book about quaternions. Be sure to explore the “zoo.gov/index.bbc.com A lot can be learned from a 3-D visualization of the human body .vrvis.mit.marumushi.stm The visualization of scientific data is also available from the Grok-It Science Web site.” which use colors and geometric forms to convey presence and activity.at/home.com FeedTank is a collective of digital artists using new technologies to create playful interactive spectacles.”’ BBC News.html Le Ceil Est Bleu Web site from France is an amazing collection of visualizations and animations.owu.com/infographics/ Visualize the history of Manhattan through the interactive time maps at the Manhattan Timeformations project. 2004.net/omnigator/models /index.medtropolis.semagix. http://www.com/VBody.jsp VRVis is an Austrian company promoting the use of visualization through virtual reality.gsfc. http://chatcircles.html 252 © 2006.uk/2/hi/science/nature /3608385.in English or Spanish.html The Omnigator from Ontopia is a technology showcase and teaching aid designed to demonstrate the power of Topic Maps.org/timeformations/ intro.html Semagix’s Freedom platform combines semantics with visualization for knowledge representation.medibolt. http://www.html For a practical application of visualization.nasa. Sample the collection at: http://svs.com Web site in Tokyo.indiana. http://www.com/solutions. April 7th. http://www. a young graphic designer. http://news.com Extraordinary visualizations come from Marcos Weskamp and his marumushi.Visualization Technologies Visualize the conversations in a chat room with “chat circles.skyscraper. http://makingmaps.lecielestbleu.edu/ Paul Nixon.co. http://www.com/index. http://www.media. Sample their efforts at: http://www. See his list of resources at: http://www.nixlog. has a Weblog devoted to the visualization of information.cs. See their tool set and examples of their work.

com/omni.com/index.com/cat/dashb oard/index. and information presentation. for example. Techniques Spotfire DecisionSite is software to for solving this problem have been developed visualize data to make decisions.vicodi.gov/research/visible/vi sible_human.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Visualization Technologies “Executive dashboards” that aggregate and summarize large amounts of business data from within a corporation are available from several vendors.htm The American Museum of Natural History has produced interesting visualizations and animations of a variety of natural objects.html Visualizations of developing weather systems have been produced by NOAA. including the following: Ambient Dashboard http://www. http://www.html XCelsius .gov/products/vis/gall ery/ The objective of VICODI is to enhance human comprehension of digital content on the Internet.com CenterView .com/applicatio n. http://www. See this technology in action.http://www. at the University of Maryland. http://www.gfdl.org/about.xcelsius. http://research. http://www.http://www.unifiedfield.cs.html How do users visualize very large data sets. http://www.htm Using time as an added dimension. United Field produces 4-D visualizations of financial data. http://www.com/ OmniGlobe allows visual displays that are best mapped onto a sphere.http://www. one million items.corda.noaa. in the U.com http://www.mccrackendesign.nlm.arcscience.spotfire. http://clustrmaps.ambientdevices.htm ClustrMaps locates all visitors to a Web site and displays them on a world map.amnh. anatomically detailed.com/ The Visible Human Project is the creation of complete.com Digital Dashboard http://msdn.org/mif/scivizgallery /galleries.S. This objective is reached by introducing a novel visualization and contextualization environment for digital content. The VICODI Contextualisation Environment addresses how to manage search.com WorkPlace .nih.html Top Tier http://www. the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.idashboards. 3dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. retrieval.com/msdnmag/issue s/0700/Dashboard/ iDashboard – http://www.ibm.microsoft.umd.edu/hcil/millionvis/ Do Not Reproduce 253 .

softill. for 2D and 3-D graphing. associations.com Music Animation Machine turns music into a set of visualizations.golden. It works with the leading brands of Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers.media. for digitizing and coordinate conversion.net/ TopoZone is the Web's center for professional and recreational map users. Didger.oziexplorer.esri. Geological Survey (USGS) to create the Web's first interactive topographical map of the entire United States.com VisualAnalytics’ product VisuaLinks is the premier analytical tool for "connecting the dots" by extracting and visually analyzing data to uncover patterns.edu/ Intergraph is a world leader in delivering software and services for managing and visually representing complex information.timemap. MapViewer.S. networks.mit. http://tangible. http://www. for thematic and analytical mapping. http://www.com/vibe/ Visualization Tools: ESRI is a leading geographical information systems and mapping software company. including the following: Voxler. They have worked with the U.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Visualization Technologies TimeMap is a novel mapping applet that generates complete interactive maps with a few simple lines of HTML code.musanim. http://www.com Golden Software produces and sells a variety of mapping software packages.com Do Not Reproduce 254 .advizorsolutions.com/ ADVIZOR’s Visual Discovery software enables people to make better decisions from their business data. http://www. http://www. http://www. http://research.mapinfo. http://www. Grapher.microsoft.intergraph.visualanalytics. http://www.com/ Tangible Media Group is part of the MIT Media Lab and focuses on the seamless couplings between the physical world and the virtual world. and. http://www.com OziExplorer GPS Mapping Software runs on a PC or laptop.com Mapland has mapping software that is based on data in Microsoft Excel. http://www.html Microsoft’s Visualization and Interaction for Business and Entertainment (VIBE) team's mission is to design elegant visualization and interaction techniques that span the full spectrum of devices and displays. especially for displaying and analyzing geospatial data. for 3-D data visualization. trends. for well log and borehole plotting. http://www.com Mapinfo gives business intelligence information about a specific geographical location.topozone. Strater.com/mam/mam. and anomalies in data. It provides a way of easily enriching Web pages with historical or contemporary information that goes far beyond static JPG map images.

pdf Course outlines with links for several different university courses on visualization are available on the Web.. It is also a visual discovery engine that searches for favorite movies.edu/courses/cs44 8b-04-winter/ http://www.5-D modeling and rendering software. Clicking a related term extends the process. Try a demo at: http://www.edu/eet/ Ell. and rendering.com/vc/index.cs.com/ Do Not Reproduce 255 .iu. A Survey of Visualisation Tools in the Social Sciences. Over 30 are “knowledge networks. http://www.okino.formz. for 3-D landscaping and animation.stanford.edu/index. and rendering software.com DAZ3D offers several visualization packages.ubc.htm The Encyclopedia of Educational Technology has 11 articles on visualization techniques.liveplasma. many of which are unique. animation.com The Visual Thesaurus allows users to input a word and then watch while the software builds a set of dynamic visual links to related terms.visualthesaurus. http://www. http://www.daz3d. http://www.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Visualization Technologies Accurender developed Raytrace and radiosity rendering software for architectural applications. is available online. A comprehensive list of Web resources on topic maps is found at: http://www. P.com links to several hundred visualizations of complex data sets.ac.sdsu. http://coe.ca/~tmm/courses/infov is/ LivePlasma links album covers and song titles to each artist.com/ form·Z is an award winning general purpose solid and surface modeler with an extensive set of 2-D/3-D form manipulating and sculpting capabilities.” http://www. http://www.org/informati on_design_and_data_visualization. http://www. for 3-D modeling.com Online Resources Visualcomplexity.cf m The Pervasive Technology Labs at Indiana University researches “visualization and interactive spaces. modeling. and DAZ|Studio with pre-built 3-D characters.pixologic.com Pixologic is 2.uk/reports/visual/sur vey/visurvey.com Okino makes visual simulation data translation.topicmap. together with their estimated depth of influence.” http://vis.visualcomplexity. Following are two: http://graphics.agocg.shtml?prim=lab_ov erview A section on visualization is regularly updated on the Robin Good blog.” See their “Interactive Visualization and Data Analysis Tools.masternewmedia. http://www. Carrara.accurender. including the following: Bryce. http://www.com/ Topic Maps is an XML-based technology for visualizing large data sets.

J. Readings in Information Visualization: using vision to think.amazon.org/ Mechdyne Corporation has acquired VRCO and Fakespace.) (1999). as part of his doctoral work at MIT. E2ML: Educational Environments Modeling Language.com/ Bibliography Alpert. http://www.. (2005) Using Information Visualization to Teach about Complexity: support from the neurological sciences. 3149 http://www.ca/conferences/2004/Documents/CSE R2_AndersonWoodill. Paier.com/bboard/qand-a-fetchmsg?msg_id=0000S0&topic_id=1 Card. Abstraction in Concept Map and Coupled Outline Knowledge Representations.media.usilu.com The GVU Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta carries out research projects on visualization and graphics. He finished his PhD.. http://www.gvu.edu/research/resea rch.edu/people/fry/ http://benfry. http://www.php?rec=lli bre&lang=2#SemiologieGraphique Bertin.editlib. in June 2004 and now has his own Web site. and Woodill. to become one of the largest companies in the visualization field. and Shneiderman. EXYSTENCE network. Lugano.com/ http://www.fakespace. Paris: La Haye.pdf Some beautiful visualizations of the human genome have been produced by Ben Fry. M. Luca (2003). Unpublished doctoral dissertation.istituti.cfm?fuseactio n=Reader. http://www. http://www. G.gatech.pdf Bertin.pdf Bergmann. http://www. Working Paper. Mackinlay.net/printRec. Conference on Complexity Science and Educational Research.edwardtufte.edu/gvu/softviz/ Ben Fry’s Master’s thesis on “Organic Information Design” applies dynamic visualization techniques to understanding complex systems. 14(1). San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann. Towards a Roadmap of Complexity Research Using a Bibliometric Visualisation Tool.infovis. les réseaux. Jacques (1967). http://www. (Eds.gvu.media. J. J.org/index. http://acg.htm http://www. The Semiology of Graphics. http://acg.edu/people/fry/thesis /thesis-0522d. les cartes.vrco. Proceedings. K. Jacques (1983). Madison: University of Wisconsin. 1-34. Journal of Interactive Learning Research.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Visualization Technologies Topic Map developers will be interested in a more technical site than the one above. Sémiologie Graphique: les diagrammes. and Resetarits.com/gp/product/1558 605339/002-46096590461665?v=glance&n=283155&n=50784 6&s=books&v=glance Botturi.mit. Switzerland: University of Lugano. (2003).mit. Sherman (2003). http://www.complexityandeducation.ViewAbstract&paper_id=17759 Anderson.topicmaps.complexityscience.net/botturil/web/e 2ml/ Do Not Reproduce 256 . A.org/cs/NoE/ Roadmapworkingpaper_vfinal1.ualber ta. B. http://www. both visualization companies.gatech. pp.

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Internet telephony will be used for making intercultural connections between schools around the world and will greatly facilitate foreign language teaching and practice.infoworld. and a microphone.Emerging e-Learning Technologies VoIP and Telephony Related terms Broadband phones. Consumers like VoIP because of the low cost of long distance calls and the flexibility of sending digital voice mail messages to anywhere for later listening. the emerging technology of “voice over internet protocols” (VoIP) has opened up a new world of possibilities for using live voice messaging as an e-learning activity. http://www. An electronic blackboard can be used along with VoIP for synchronous teaching. 1996). the emerging technology of “voice over internet protocols” (VoIP) has opened up a new world of possibilities for using live voice messaging as an e-learning activity. headphones or speakers. in remote communities. Internet telephony. A high speed Internet connection is recommended. Schools have begun to use VoIP for teacherparent communications and for parents to monitor their children’s progress at school. Internet telephony is relatively simple.skype. http://www. While the telephone has been around for well over 100 years.com/gcm/masterusa/enus/resource/filter. with unlimited free computer to computer calling and low charges for computer to phone connections. Selected Examples Sony Ericsson has developed a “blogging phone” that integrates with Google’s Blogger software. VoIP is also extending access to education in countries without adequate educational facilities.htm&Filter=Pillar:IP%20T elephony. http://www. Skype Description Conversation is usually a major part of most learning experiences. In the near future.com Online Resources The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains a listing of online telephony applications in e-learning.uk/eclipse/vendors/chat. http://www. bloggers using the equipment can see and hear each other while they are blogging. http://www. htm Conversation is usually a major part of most learning experiences. Do Not Reproduce 259 .com/ Jajah allows the user to make a free VoIP call but uses a telephone handset at each end.com/article/06/02/2 8/75939_HNbloggingphone_1.jajah. communications tools. http://www. requiring an Internet hookup.avaya. While the telephone has been around for well over 100 years. and to children who must remain at home or in a hospital. You go to the Jajah web site and have it dial both your number and the number you are trying to reach.Industry:Education Envision offering online coaching using VoIP with its “Click2Coach” software. but it is rapidly improving.co. a practice known as audio-graphic teleconferencing (Ottoson. Using VoIP.elearningcentre.html See a set of case studies on how Avaya Corporation has deployed its VoIP solutions in education.com/ Skype is the best known VoIP service.envisioninc. The quality of Internet phone calls is currently not as clear as with dial-up longdistance telephone.

spectrum.ca/fulltext/audiogfx/audio gfx. http://www. http://www.com/ VoIP Review has listings and consumer reviews for over 180 Internet calling plans. Project Report – funded by the National Literacy Secretariat.uk/interact/paper s/pdfs/Technology%20Mediated%20Comm unication/PACCIT_05.ac.pdf The quality of Internet phone calls is currently not as clear as with dial-up longdistance telephone.susx.msu.ieee. Paper presented at the 2005 ICALT conference. Presentation at the BT/PACCIT Conference.pdf Ganchev. March 2005.nald. Geraldine (2005). 260 © 2006. IEEE Spectrum Online. I. September.pdf Ottoson. Stojanov. Seven Myths about Voice over IP. Skype and Podcasting: Disruptive Technologies for Language Learning. Meredith (1996). (2005). http://llt.. A Literacy Practitioner’s Guide to Audiographic Teleconferencing. M.org/mar05/253 8 Fitzpatrick. Robert (2005).edu/vol9num3/pdf/emerging .org Bibliography Cherry. but it is rapidly improving. Mobile distributed e-learning center. Language Learning and Technology.weblogsinc.voipreview. 9-12. http://www. and O’Droma. Steven (2005). The Use of VoIP in Online Game Playing: implications for collaborative e-learning.VoIP and Telephony The VoIP Weblog covers all aspects of VoIP and Internet telephony. http://ieeexplore.js p?tp=&arnumber=1508764&isnumber=32 317 Godwin-Jones.cogs. Brandon Hall Research . Join the discussion at: http://voip.org/xpl/freeabs_all. http://www. S.ieee. 9(3).

BBC News reported that Levi was manufacturing jeans with iPods already fitted into their pockets.p df http://www.cs. the size of the computer and input and output components has been reduced. like a wristband or jewelry. http://www.com/?aID=2157 ION is a Walkman-sized wearable computer that allows information to go anywhere.co. Wearable computers are usually either integrated into the user's clothing or are attached to the body through some other means. http://wearables. For example. where local expertise on training in a specific area is not available.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Wearable Computing Related terms Ambient computing. ubiquitous computing Description A wearable computer is a small portable computer that is designed to be worn on the body during use.hubuska. Supervisors at a remote location can see and listen to what they are doing.com/eXact_iTutor_ MoMo/eXactiTutor.ices.learnexact. Do Not Reproduce 261 . anytime. Selected Examples In Europe. http://news.cmu.edu/design/Ion. The entire system.bris.bbc.html A wearable computer is a small portable computer that is designed to be worn on the body during use. http://killer. weighs less than three pounds. healthcare workers in training can wear tiny earphones and microphones and cameras hidden in glasses as they move about a hospital. http://www.stm The Bristol Wearable Computing Project explores the potential of computer devices that are as unconsciously portable and personal as clothes or jewelry.uk/1/hi/business/460 1690. training to do their jobs. including batteries. It is communicative to others Wearable computing is used by workers who need just-in-time information and training while they are on the job. Giunti Labs is a leader in researching and developing “ambient” technologies. and delivering SCORM content to market-leading mobile devices and wearable computers. 1998): It is unmonopolizing of the user's attention It is unrestrictive to the user It is observable by the user It is controllable by the user It is attentive to the surrounding environment. This can extend professional training in to remote areas.checkpointelearning.ac. managing. Wearable computing pioneer Steve Mann at the University of Toronto has identified six informational flow paths associated with this technology (Mann.uk/ eXact Mobile is the first professional Mobile Learning and Wearable Training Content Management Solution for creating. and give advice in real time on how to handle a situation as it arises. In the same way that a Walkman allowed stereo components to be portable.com/Docs/workshop_ hu/Cardinali_Towards_Ambient_Learning. including wearable computing.ppt In January 2006. Their voice and gaze controlled wearable computing technology is used in industrial training situations.

Dec.edu/ http://wearcam.html Garfinkel. Mmoma (2006). http://www.eee.cmu.edu/~mann/ 262 © 2006.cfm?name=tec hwatch_report_0305 Ejiofor.uk/index. http://www.ch/ Bibliography de Freitas.ht ml SportBrain has a wearable device that tracks physical activity. 1.wired.com/Home/Home. 2006. the automotive industry. See: http://genesis. http://www.edu/design/VuMan.pdf Wearable computers are usually either integrated into the user's clothing or are attached to the body through some other means.704 81-0.org/index.wired.shtml The Wearable Computing Laboratory at the ETH Zurich has many research projects.edu/research/wear ables/index. Evaluating the development of wearable devices. and other organizations involved in inspecting. http://about.70 481-0.jisc.html The Wearable Computing site from Eyetap. and Levene. personal data assistants and the use of other mobile devices in further and higher education institutions.html Wear-IT Project at the University of Birmingham is developing new applications of wearable computing technologies.eecg. training.toronto. http://www.sportbrain. March 24. http://isd. or repairing complex machines. MIThril is a next-generation wearable research platform developed at the MIT Media Lab.com/news/culture/0. Brandon Hall Research . http://killer.ac.uoregon. http://www. thereby promoting weight loss and improved fitness.nasa. Applying a Wearable Voice-Activated Computer to Instructional Applications in Clean Room Environments.eecg.mit.html The design of “smart clothing.bham.com/read_art icle.wearable. The goal of the MIThril project involves developing and prototyping new techniques of human-computer interaction for body-worn applications. Simson (2004).Wearable Computing The vu-man wearable computer was developed to improve the maintenance process on complex machines.com/news/culture/0. JISC Technology and Standards Watch Report.cf m The Wearable Computing Laboratory at the University of Oregon has several projects on wearable computing applied to learning. http://www.ac. Wired News.cs. http://www.aspx?id=14008&ch=infotech Graves. and Lupisella. is described by Mmoma Ejiofor in Wired News. 2004. S.eyetap.gov/Papers/DOC/Lupis ellaWVAC.uk/wear-it Online Resources Professor Steve Mann of the University of Toronto is a leading scholar in the field of wearable computing.toronto.media.gsfc.ices. M.technologyreview. http://www. especially in the area of wearable cameras.ethz.org/index_graphical. (2004). especially for comercial airlines. Technology Review (Online). like a wristband or jewelry. What you’ll wear in 10 years.” including computers built into underwear. M.html http://www.edu/wearables/mithr il/index. Proceedings of the Knowledge Sharing and Collaborative Engineering Conference (KSCE 2004).org is a rich source of references. (2003). C. Wearable Computing for the Commons. http://www.

2005. http://www.com/technology/c ontent/mar2005/tc2005038_5955_tc119. (2002). and Niedzviecki. ICWC98. H. http://wearcam. Olga (2005). Wearable Computing as a Means of Personal Empowerment. Fairfax. S. Cyborg: digital destiny and human possibility in the age of the wearable computer. VA. Wearable computers that you can slip into.html Do Not Reproduce 263 . http://www.businessweek.amazon.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Wearable Computing Kharif.org/icwckeynote. May 12-13. Keynote address for the First International Conference on Wearable Computing. Toronto: Anchor Books.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0 385658257/702-2331721-7033653 Mann. March 8. htm Mann. Steve (1998). Business Week Online.

Emerging e-Learning Technologies Web Feeds Related terms Atom. When changes are made to a Web site. job searches. Both RSS and Atom are written in XML. Web feeds allow you to “subscribe” to a Web site that then automat-ically sends an alert and a short description to your computer when the Web site has been updated. The owner of the aggregator gets a short description of all Web sites with feeds that have changed. Web feeds can send content to many kinds of devices. and Atom is the second. information about that change is sent to the desktop of everyone who subscribes to the “feed” for that Web site. The URL associated with the orange graphic is put into a user's Web feed aggregator. The content of the Web site that sends the notice is said to be “syndicated. The most common types of sites with Web feeds are news sources. MediaThink (2004) lists the following benefits of Web feeds (specifically RSS): Fast updating Less time “surfing” Avoids extraneous information on a company’s Web site No need to provide an e-mail address to receive information (therefore. Because the content is entirely controlled by the person who owns/ manages the feed enabled site.” as its content is changed by the author. Web feeds are an efficient way to keep abreast of a changing topic and to have the latest information available without going through the trouble of searching. Aggregators are programs that gather favorite Web feed enabled Web sites and present them in one. photo collections. Those sites usually have a small orange XML graphic ( ) that links to the feed. feeds. PDAs. blogs. podcasts. and electronics. enabling it to find the Web feed in the future. (The development of Atom was motivated by perceived deficiencies in the RSS 2. a user must have a Web feed reader or “aggregator. social bookmarking. The most common form of Web feed is RSS (“Rich Site Summary”). and course offerings. this method of finding out what is new is spam free. with all the potential for viruses and spam. Do Not Reproduce 264 . Web feeds allow you to “subscribe” to a Web site that then automatically sends an alert and a short description to your computer when the Web site has been updated. TV guides. basic text format for quick review. Really Simple Syndication (RSS). and laptops. and then “picked up” by multiple subscribers. CDs. To read content from a Web feed.” Aggregators connect with multiple Web feeds. Many blogs contain a Web feed button that allows users to subscribe to their content. no spam) Improved client relations for marketers For learners and teachers. This method of content syndication allows users to poll a site that has a Web feed and see if there are any updates since they last visited. including cell phones. with all the potential for viruses and spam. listings of the latest books. Only those sites that have RSS or Atom feeds can be read by an aggregator.0 format). Instead of having items emailed to you. syndication Description Instead of having items e-mailed to you.

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and Why Should You Care?” http://blog.php Online Resources Stephen Downes. and D’Arcy Norman is available http://www.masternewmedia.php.redjupiter. 2004.dist.org/blogs/archives/main /000877.contentious. maintains a long list of RSS resources. http://www. Aug. 3.com/news/showS tory.htm David.downes.lo.htm Stephen Downes has also set up Edu_RSS. http://www.mcli. has been an early advocate and promoter of the use of Web feeds in e-learning. http://www.pdf Canali De Rossi.Web Feeds For a list of more aggregators.eschoolnews. Dan (2004).Possible Future Evolution. and D’Arcy Norman. Using RSS and Weblogs for e-Learning: an overview.htm Will Richardson provides RSS: A Quick Start Guide for Educators. 2004. Robin Good Blog. a Web site that aggregates Web feeds from educational Web sites.ca/edu_rss.elearning.teachinghacks. Just follow the instructions to add the appropriate information to your blog template. http://www. Read his article written specifically for educators. 2003.downes. May 19.edu/services/rssify/rs sify.doc An excellent visual and audio presentation on using RSS in education by Alan Levine. http://www. Brian Lamb. 31.pdf Tim Yang has a large list in Wiki format of things that can be done with RSS. Luigi (2004). see: http://www. RSSify at Wytheville Community College currently offers the service for free. Brian Lamb. http://www. Bill (2003).hebig. eSchool News. http://www.com/pdf/2/051 903DEV-L.edu/show/n mc1003/ The Fuss.com/archives/200 3/10/18/what-are-webfeeds-rss-and-whyshould-you-care Quentin D’Sousa has published an electronic book on the variety of educational uses of Web feeds. Oct. eLearning Developers’ Journal.ca/cgibin/wiki.cfm?ArticleID=5211 Do Not Reproduce 266 . The Personal RSS NewsReader: Project DU And RSS Publishing .wcc.vccs.pl?TheFuss An online tutorial on Webfeeds by Amy Gahran entitled “What Are Webfeeds (RSS). http://careo.com/wiki/doku. RSS could transform online communications. senior research officer for the National Research Council of Canada.com/gems/weblog ged/RSSFAQ2. http://timyang. http://www.ca/files/RSS_Educ.php?id=lists :thingsyoucandowithrss Bibliography Brandon. a blog by Alan Levine.elearningguild.maricopa.ubc.org/news/20 04/10/31/the_personal_rss_newsreader_ project. To have a blog aggregated.com/wpcontent/uploads/2006/01/RSS%20Ideas %20for%20Educators111. including listings for various electronic devices.

teachinghacks..com/rss/mediathin k_rss_white_paper. 1. Vancouver. http://www. http://www.1. RSS: grassroots support leads to mass appeal. July/August 2003. 13. B. and Webb. 2005.com/catalog/syndication feeds/index. 10 ways RSS can help build online communities. http://www.xml. University of North Carolina. What Is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects). RSS: the next big thing online. Eva (2004). Mary (2003). Shelly (2005).learningcircuits.com/2006/0 8/namespaced-extensions-in-feeds. http://www.mcli.theshiftedlibrarian. June 18.htm Levine.html?CMP=ILCJ04X34597568&ATT=http://www. MediaThink White Paper. http://www. http://www. http://www. Aug.org/2004/jun20 04/downes.org/2004/may2 004/0405_Trends.blogspot. BC. 2006. 3. RSS: a learning technology. D. June 2004.pdf Parparita.html?page=1 Udell. Why RSS and Folksonomies are becoming so big. Online paper. 2005. Google Reader Blog.org/article/rss/ Kaplan-Leiserson. Learning Circuits.maricopa.com/pub/a/network/ 2006/07/07/what-is-a-wiki.ca/files/RSS_Educ.com/200509 13/10-ways-rss-can-help-build-onlinecommunities-6 Stafford. Jon (2005). Otherwise Engaged. 2005. A. May 2004. (2003). Stephen (2002). Quentin (2006).Web Feeds Downes. http://www. RSS Ideas for Educators.com/article/05/03/2 3/13OPstrategic_1. Syndicating Learning Objects with RSS and Trackback. March 23.html Do Not Reproduce 267 .htm Downes. Lamb. (2006).downes.oreillynet. O’Reilly Network.htm D’Sousa. 5-8.alexandrasamuel.oreilly.com/tech/news/200508-01-rss-research_x. Namespaced extensions in feeds. M.com/archive s/2005/06/18/why_rss_and_folksonomie s_are_becoming_so_big. The Shifted Librarian. Aug. Sept.htm Harrsch. USA Today (online). July 7. Anh (2005).pdf Gannett. Version 1.usatoday. The Technology Source Archives. InfoWorld. RSS: the next killer app for education. http://www. An Introduction to RSS for Educators. http://www.dist.html Samuel. http://www. Learning Circuits.com/wpcontent/uploads/2006/01/RSS%20Ideas% 20for%20Educators111. Alexandra (2005). RSS feeds college students’ diet for research.com /pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.mediathink. Aug. http://googlereader.learningcircuits. 2005.html Powers. 2003.infoworld. What are Syndication Feeds? O’Reilly eDoc.html MediaThink (2004). Jenny (2005). Online paper. http://www. T. Mihai (2006). 2006. http://technologysource. Stephen (2004). Presentation to the MERLOT International Conference.edu/show/me rlot03/ Levine. Using RSS for data integration. and Norman.

http://www. an image gallery. With some basic instructions.org/index. is available for other applications. 2005).usemod. Wikis are great tools for online collaboration on any topic. wikis can be important tools for educational collaboration. Collaborative writing wiki: With a page locking system.php UseModWiki is the software used to set up the first ever wiki. approaches. Wikis are fully editable Web sites. anyone can read or add content to a wiki site. Selected Examples The best known wiki is Wikipedia. Tomkins (2005) identifies four different forms of educational wikis: 1. time-less.php?titl e=SourceWatch Tiki for Education is a wiki being set up to develop shared knowledge on all aspects of education.tikiwiki. See the progress at: http://edu.net/features. Single-user wiki: Allows a person to collect and edit his or her own thoughts using a Web-based environment.sourcewatch. features. Anyone can add to it.h tml SourceWatch is a wiki that tracks political comments in the USA. entitled Emerging E-Learning: New Approaches to Delivering Engaging Online Learning Content (Brandon Hall Research. custom permissions. Wikis are great tools for online collaboration on any topic. http://www. 4. and never finished. and projects. can be used by a team for joint writing.sourceforge. http://www. These can be shared or peer reviewed and changed by fellow students.com/ For wikis to work.schtuff. the software used to run Wikipedia. Do Not Reproduce 268 . http://wikipedia. the online encyclopedia that has been built with tens of thousands of volunteer contributors. RSS. anyone can read or add content to a wiki site. and email notification. reviewed wikis as a separate online content format. Knowledge base wiki: A place to collect all the knowledge within a group. Wikis use simplified hypertext mark-up. Lab book wiki: For students to keep notes online. There are now over 1. The term wiki (derived from the Hawaiian word for “quick”) is applied to a diverse set of systems. http://www.300.pl?UseModWiki Schtuff is a free wiki service that allows tagging. Now in this report I look at the tools available for developing wikis.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Wiki Tools Related terms Collaboration tools.000 articles in English in Wikipedia. it is important to have several contributors. My first report in this series. Content is ego-less.org/tiki-index. social networking Description Wikis are fully editable Web sites.com/cgibin/wiki.org/ Wiki Tools: MediaWiki. 2. Some fundamental principles include the following: Anyone can change anything. 3.wikipedia.

His article. http://en.com/ Jon Udell. http://www.seedwiki.pdf Jotspot is an “application wiki. an archivist with the British systems.com/artpdf/GR12. http://careo. features. gives an online talk on how a wiki can change over time.” is projects. http://radio.com/ There are hundred of “wiki engines. “Quickiwiki.learningwiki. maintains an extensive list of wiki sites. http://www.wikibooks. it is a platform for open collaborative software development. http://www. http://www. See why it is different. Swiki.com/cgi/wiki?WikiEngines MeatballWiki is a community of active practitioners striving to teach each other how to organize people using online tools.org/?item=wikiversitytime-to-vote The South African Association of Science and Technology Educators has developed a set of free online electronic textbooks using wiki technology.socialtext.pl?MeatballWiki Frank Gilbane has an article on the enterprise applications for blogs and wikis.org/wiki/SA_NC_Saaste: Technology Elliott Masie has a LearningWiki devoted to supporting his work with the e-learning community and his annual conference. and as a PIM and Collaborative Content Tool. Twiki. http://www. Columbia Archives. Zwiki and the Plone Wars Wiki approaches.jot.com/ The term wiki (derived from the Hawaiian Online Resources word for “quick”) A huge source of links to wikis. http://flosse.org/node/view/3794 Wikiversity is a project “to build an electronic institution of learning” based on the wiki model. http://www.infotoday.dicole.Weblogs.html Do Not Reproduce 269 . See the account of one educator’s “brilliant failure” using wikis in his classroom.infoworld.html SocialText Wiki is designed for work groups in corporate environments.com/searcher/apr03 /mattison.com/udell/gems/u mlaut. http://kairosnews.gilbane. using the example of the “Heavy Metal Umlaut” article in Wikipedia.” The most complete listing is at the following site: http://c2.shtml Brian Lamb.elearning.ca/~blamb/wiki radio/ James Farmer has a sample lesson plan using a Wiki. A free trial is available.com/cgibin/mb. http://weblog. a columnist for Infoworld Magazine. of the University of British Columbia.” Essentially. as well as is applied to a an analysis of how they work. http://www.com Not all uses of wikis in education work well.ubc. a rich source of information on wikis.10.usemod. is provided by diverse set of David Mattison.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Wiki Tools There are "wiki farms" (places where you can set up a wiki without needing your own server) such as SeedWiki.com/0120501/categ ories/wikis/2004/02/16.

8(12).48.html Ciffolilli. Proceedings of the 2004 ASCILITE Conference.org/issues/issue8_12/c iffolilli EDUCAUSE (2005).” http://tlc. July. Raitman.org:16080/dossiers/d ossier_imprimer. including a section on wiki tools.de/ijie/ijie/no002/ijie _002_09_ebersbach. http://64. http://container. that she updates regularly. Perth. Operation of a Large Scale. http://aronsson. http://www. Online paper. an Instructional Technologist for Sciences and Math at Brown University.uk/eclipse/vendors/wikis .zkm. Phantom authority. http://firstmonday. Wiki pedagogy.profetic. 5-8. Nov. http://www. (2004).educause. Australia.htm#Wikis Stewart Mader.php3?id_rubrique=110 Glaser.ca/documents/ITBL_stu dentwikis. L. including wikis. General Purpose Wiki Web site: experience from susning. International Journal of Information Ethics.html Augar.edu/ir/library/pdf/EL I7004. http://www.co. Especially useful is the article “For Teachers New to Wikis.au/conferences/per th04/procs/augar.pdf Fountain. and Zhou. http://www. Renée (2005). Dec.71. Andrea (2003). self–selective recruitment and retention of members in virtual communities: The case of Wikipedia..nu’s first nine months in service. cfm?x=0&rid=25242 Bibliography Aronsson. http://m. 7 Things you should know about…Wikis.org The e-Learning Centre in the UK maintains a long list of Wiki Tools. N.pdf Teresa Almeida d'Eça in Portugal has posted a list of various Web teaching tools. Paper presented at the ELPUB 2002 conference. http://www.elearningcentre.se/wikipaper.org. Towards Emancipatory Use of a Medium: Wikis.ascilite.htm The Learning Commons project at the University of Calgary has a brochure for faculty on “Supporting Student Collaboration through the use of Wikis. produces a blog devoted to the use of wikis in education. (2002).Emerging e-Learning Technologies Wiki Tools WritingWiki. W.fasfind. Profetic: dossiers pratiques.pdf Do Not Reproduce 270 .pbwiki.37/teresadeca/webheads /online-learning-environments. http://whiplash.com/wwwtools/m/25242.ucalgary.com/ WWWTools for Education has an extensive list of resources for wikis in education. Teaching and learning online with wikis. First Monday. Dec.org has lots of resources on wikis.org/ Whiplash is a series of ten-minute screencasts on various wikis.” http://writingwiki. Anja (2004). 2. R.ikiw.

. Wide Open Spaces: wikis ready or not. Lauren (2005). Wiki Tools.html Wood. 2006. 2005. Brian (2004). InfoWorld. What is a Wiki (and How to Use One for Your Projects). (2001). July 7. Neil (2003). Twiki.educause.html Stafford. Online article at PCMag. Clark. Online article.html Tomkin.shtml Rubenking. and Webb. Cossarin. Ariadne. L..edu/ir/library/pdf/ER M0452. Jon (2004). M. and Rudolph. Issue 42. J. Educause Review.ac. http://Weblog.4149.pdf Leuf. 19. http://www. http://www.usemod. 36-48.infotoday. http://www.Wiki as a PIM and Collaborative Content Tool. http://gilbane.com/article2/0. Addison-Wesley Professional http://www. O’Reilly Network.asp Schmitt.pl?UniversityWiki Schwartz. (2006).uk/issue42/ Udell.amazon. M. S. David (2004).pcmag..00.com/cgi/wiki?WhyWikiWorksNot Lamb. 2004. http://www. The Wiki Way: Collaboration and Sharing on the Internet. UniversityWiki. Bo & Cunnin. Emma (2005). Blogs & Wikis: Technologies for Enterprise Applications? Gilbane Report. http://www. (2004). Zwiki and the Plone Wars . Making the case for a wiki.com/pub/a/network/ 2006/07/07/what-is-a-wiki.com/cgibin/mb.com/gp/product/02017 1499X/103-24969408161425?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v =glance Mattison. January. Educational wikis: features and selection criteria.com/artpdf/GR12.org/content/v5. April 2004..com/searcher/apr03/ mattison. Swiki. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Quickiwiki. Why Wikis Work Not. April 2003. 12(10).oreillynet. The wiki way.Oct. Richard (2003).com.1/technote _xxvii.14 02872.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Wiki Tools Kulisz. Online article at: http://www. Searcher. Oct.ariadne.infoworld. Sept. http://www. Online article.com/udell/2004/ 10/19. http://c2.pdf Do Not Reproduce 271 .irrodl. T. W.10. David (2003).

Knowledge starts with new ideas and insights. However. Do Not Reproduce 272 .Emerging e-Learning Technologies Part III: Innovation in E-Learning – Where We Are Heading This research report demonstrates that the field of e-learning technologies is rapidly growing. with over 50 distinct tool sets available to developers of online learning and teaching systems. which. CD-ROMS. may or may not be adopted by the significant population. I have not described declining e-learning technologies such as DVD-ROMs. These changes in available online technologies introduce new possibilities not even considered a few years ago. which can then lead to inventions. and computer-based training (CBT) using a timesharing computer. Inventions may or may not be turned into commercial products. adding them to the 52 technologies described in this report allows me to divide the e-learning technologies in this report into the following five groups: Developing technologies – Technologies at the earliest stages of experimentation and prototyping: Affective Computing Avatars Classroom Response Systems Data Mining Decision Support Software Gesture and Facial Recognition Technologies Haptics Mashups and Web Services Personal Learning Environments Smart Labels and Tags Telepresence Technologies Wearable Computing Ascending technologies – Technologies that have been recently turned into products and are enjoying increasing demand: Social Networking Tools Web Feeds Simulation Tools Social Bookmarking Personalization Semantic Web Mobile Technologies Wiki Tools Location Based Technologies Gaming Design and Development Tools Blogs Agents Robotics Peaking technologies – Technologies that are dominating the market at the current time and in the next year: Collaboration Tools Search Engines Artificial Intelligence Visualization Technologies The process of developing and deploying technologies (sometimes called the technology adoption cycle) is part of a larger operation – the knowledge life cycle. there are then spinoffs and incremental changes until the product either becomes absorbed into the taken-for-granted landscape of everyday life or declines in use and disappears. Because this report is about emerging elearning technologies. floppy disks. The process of developing and deploying technologies (sometimes called the technology adoption cycle) is part of a larger operation – the knowledge life cycle. After a product has been successfully launched. in turn.

while others will last for decades. it is next to impossible to accurately predict patterns of change. Further. learners have gone from passively receiving content to doing activities that lead them in many different directions. professor) presenting materials from an approved curriculum to a group of learners (students) in a classroom. some will never leave the development stage. dynamic mix of factors and influences that cause a product to be a successful innovation or a failure. This is due. Ontologies. change itself seems to be inevitable. mature. to the complex. peak. in part. In any field. We are living in a complex multi-channel world of information abundance.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Innovation in e-Learning Maturing technologies – Technologies that have considerable history in the market and are now only subject to incremental changes: Animation Software Assessment Tools Audio and Podcasting Tools Authoring Tools Browsers Communications Tools Competency Tracking Software Content Management Systems Display Technologies E-Portfolio Tools Graphics Tools Learning Management Systems Learning Objects and Repositories Metadata. This has been made possible by dynamic databases and software that simply did not exist twenty years ago. ascend the curve. in both formal and informal settings. However. in part. or may never become commercially viable. without clear guidelines on how to proceed. both in classrooms and online. and Taxonomies Natural Language Processing Peer-to-Peer Technologies Portals Presentation Tools Rapid E-Learning Tools Video and IPTV Virtual Reality VoIP and Telephony Declining technologies – Technologies that have significantly dropped out of the marketplace: CAI – Computer Assisted Instruction CBT – Computer Based Training CD-ROM DVD-ROM Floppy Disks In time. many of the technologies in the developing phase will become products. However. But not all technologies will travel this road. this approach is now rapidly changing. There is a move away from a few “linear” teaching formats to a rich variety of “nonlinear” teaching strategies. and decline. This has been accompanied by a move from instructor led teaching to learner controlled learning – again. In any field. Teaching in Western societies has generally been carried out by a teacher (instructor. but the types of software have exploded in terms of variety and choice. The trend is towards individualization in all learning activities and in the pace of learning. dynamic mix of factors and influences that cause a product to be a successful innovation or a failure. it is next to impossible to accurately predict patterns of change. This is due. to the complex. Do Not Reproduce 273 . For a variety of reasons. Some will die quickly. The old models of teaching and learning simply do not work. change itself seems to be inevitable. Not only has the software evolved to manage each individual’s learning needs and desires.

because it resembles the media familiar to younger learners. The children of the baby boomers. and were impacted by such experiences as the Depression and World War II. Their children. The technology of e-learning. Because of this. gaming consoles. In contrast. the civil rights movement. 1994). In North America. Given the differences in the experiences and environments of the three generations described above. The resulting shift is a change from receptive learning to active learning (Raschke. The under-40 generation has been described as “digital natives. the ability to read well is at the heart of a good education. the baby boomers. the space race. Brandon Hall Research . is not surprising that each has its own interests and ways of learning. and personal digital assistants. This rapidly changing world makes it necessary to obtain the ability to both unlearn and relearn throughout one's life. ecological disasters. Part of what drives change is the early learning experiences of a younger generation of media-savvy workers who demand a different way of operating and learning in the workplace. 2002.Innovation in e-Learning Part of what drives change is the early learning experiences of a younger generation of media-savvy workers who demand a different way of operating and learning in the workplace. 2003). were the first generation to be raised with widespread access to personal computers. electronic media tends to be on the surface. with a corresponding reduction in the amount of time spent reading. Our early experiences orient us to ways of thinking and to learning interests later in life. the words on the page disappear as we enter a world of reflection and imagination. video games. video games. and a sexual revolution brought on by birth-control pills. 274 © 2006. terrorism. libraries. The pressure of networked digital communications technology to move learning from passive receptive modes of learning to active inquiring modes of learning opposes the tendency of formal schooling to convert “dynamic knowledge into static information” (Beaugrande. Wellwritten description can take us into a dream world far away from where we are sitting (Birkerts. For the older generation. Schooling is often about learning “facts” and not about learning about “life” or integrating all of one’s experiences into an illuminating and generative world view. movie theaters. experienced the growing gadgetry of the 1950s. The experience of younger learners with television. There does seem to be a distinct difference in how the under40-year-old generation learns compared with older adults. and computers. television. p. born in the 1970s. demands that they get actively involved in the learning experience.” Prensky (2001) describes the younger generation as operating at “twitch speed” because of its training on video games and the requirements of a high-speed world to produce at a faster and faster pace. Prensky suggests that “digital game-based learning” is most appropriate for the under-40 group. mobile phones. people now over 80 were raised in much simpler material conditions. mind-altering drugs.” while those of us who are over 40 and have ventured into the computer world have been called “digital immigrants. The speed of change increases with each passing year. Once we master the art of reading. means that they actually think differently. generally went to work earlier. The last 35 years have also brought AIDS. global warming. and the globalization of corporate capitalism. 28).

whereby the action of one participant. Do Not Reproduce 275 . in a back-and-forth exchange. digitization of smell. Likewise. learners reflect on what is happening by seeing the results of their actions or decisions. as we finally realize the advantages of these new technologies. creative products. But they are usually disappointed. the under-40 generation has high expectations due to their experience with video and At the individual level. the learner. much of the hype generated by e-learning providers is about the amazing results of “interactivity. For example. We also learn by being challenged or questioned about our decisions. or violence is needed to keep our attention. But they own goals because of the flexibility of learn. Within the next five years. Then even more movement. huge data wall displays. With feedback. which have also greatly increased the possibilities of surveillance and control. the entire Internet will reflect group intelligence of the human race. In approaching electronic educational media. it will be a giant collaborative workspace. wearable computers.” But much of what passes for interactivity in e-learning is minimal compared to what it could be. that is all about to change. Two hundred years ago. or can be more bound up by the disap-pointed. It will also be the ultimate library of ideas.are usually ing paths. designers of Sesame Street. networked computers will mirror a form of collective intelligence that is much more able than the problem-solving capabilities of any individual. The problem is that we have not figured out what to do with that amount of power. Networked computer technology is emerging as a multi-sensory learning environment. none of which involve needing a guide (although guided tours are still one option). However. shortly. with such innovations as information visualization and auralization. touch and taste. the result of all this power and choice is that individual learners computer either can be potentially freer to follow their games. portfolios. Guides are optional.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Innovation in e-Learning To keep our attention. It is already a place for massively multiple player games.” Today we have multiple methods and an infrastructure to get there. Generally. Networked Computer Technology is now able to simulate complexity in a way that was never possible before in human history. the computer. results in an action by the other participant. Witness the rise of the sophisticated models of “artificial life. you needed a guide to take a wagon train from the Eastern seaboard of North America to the “Wild West. In approaching electronic educational media. and digital ink and electronic paper. There is little of this level of interactivity in today's elearning content. the under-40 generation has high expectations due to their experience with video and computer games.” the dynamic visualization of chaos and complexity at the sub-atomic and cosmic levels of phenomena. and the mapping of everything. the multitude of new technologies and online content make it possible to take control of one’s own learning journey. and video games use quick animations and jump-cut editing to revoke instinctual "orienting responses" to movement and novelty. until we become habituated. sex. interactivity in e-learning consists of turning pages by clicking hyperlinks. and the modeling of complex systems like nuclear reactors or the human body. especially when compared with the interactivity of video games. technologies. commercials. It works for a time. we will see the restructuring of education and training. True interactivity is based on feedback loops. surprise. With the addition of the Semantic Web or similar schemes. In the next wave.

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69. 118. 109. 96. 255 Architectures. 242. 174. 156. 255. 80 Cognition. 125. 264. 275 Collaboration. 217. 194. 226. 187. 51. 28. 55. 254. 15. 81. 61. 232. 269. 106. 174. 177. 90. 3. 85. 268. 55. 63. 118. 228. 121. 45. 247. 25. 199 Brandon Hall Research. 92. 108. 224 Cell phones. 274 Communities of practice. 143. 18. 76. 39. 46. 105. 61. 94. 106. 250 Dashboards. 21. 28. 204. 64. 246. 161. 268 Broadband. 101. 129. 97. 117 Assessment. 94. 246. 242. 54. 218. 104. 113. 129. 22. 14. 33. 285. 88. 4. 258 cognitive collage. 250. 184 Conversational learning. 3. 143. 30. 230 Competency Tracking. 66. 70. 199. 162. 5. 77. 67. 24. 111. 37. 104. 101. 215. 17. 185. 218. 26. 150. 163. 156. 142. 76. 7. 9. 51. 289 Authorware. 264 Classroom response systems. 299 Collaborative writing wiki. 21. 31. 46. 241. 64. 260. 138. 76. 252. 87. 184. 116. 64. 226. 250. 26. 148. 230. 73. 176. 97. 47. 93. 91. 33. 48. 226. 26. 34. 32. 199 334 © 2006. 168. 201. 93. 188. 245 Browsers. 29. 100. 251. 266 Augmented reality. 186. 91. 284. 209. 25. 96.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Index 3-D graphics. 227. 184. 69. 68. 57. 33. Brandon Hall Research . 66 AJAX. 72. 149. 18. 52. 79. 98. 31. 110 Adobe. 154. 270 Boolean searches. 244. 24. 161. 118. 184. 48. 89. 120. 250 cognitive maps. 255. 115. 89. 97. 69. 67. 174. 87. 250 collaboration. 250. 107. 120. 224. 159. 253 Data mining. 296. 29. 40. 83. 162. 105. 60. 217. 85. 78. 209 Air display. 142. 29. 89. 84. 96. 62. 156. 56. 172. 138. 61. 221. 225. 65. 217. 275 Computer based assessment. 305 Advantages of e-learning. 266. 161. 65. 91. 82. 183. 85. 105. 185. 201. 25. 75. 13. 17. 4. 246. 108. 77. 110. 53. 114 Aircraft Industry CBT Committee (AICC). 188. 120. 64. 157. 88. 146. 67. 221 Bayesian probability. 3. 231. 216. 70 barcodes. 162. 33. 91. 103 Complexity theory. 220 Audio. 138. 179. 84. 261 Animation. 175. 268. 247. 35. 217. 44. 87. 32. 131. 155. 61. 86. 88. 35. 209. 28. 31. 201. 161. 43. 95. 122. 164. 49. 45. 205. 241. 51. 111. 32. 63. 26. 78. 82. 67. 165. 218. 125. 221. 97. 37. 235. 17. 177. 268 Communications Tools. 230. 59. educational. 66. 80 Clickers. 45. 95. 87. 16. 83. 60. 235. 269. 86. 60. 225. 12. 266. 117. 231. 200. 22. 247. 241. 120. 45 Content management. 20. 92. 90. 25. 140. 244. 177. 161. 259. 18. 242. 34. 97. 111. 60 Avatars. 82. 54. 151. 60. 27. 74. 67. 28. 61. 244. 78. 257 Adaptive systems. 230. 3. 161 Cooperation. 83. 160. 259. 123. 250. 19. 230. 28. 248. 36. 87. 190. 236. 176 assessment. 86. 154. 46. 230 Artificial Intelligence. 98. 246. 266. 56. 248 Authoring tools. 156. 93. 128. 209. 279. 47. 19. 198. 202. 46. 2. 47. 202. 277 Agents. 25. 251. 148. 139. 259. 59. 34. 111 Blogs. 275 Affective computing. 114 cybercartography. 173. 102. 29. 155 Ambient computing. 62. 251. 243. 57.

243. 60 Displays. 5. 23. 139. 26. 108. 111 Extreme learning. 31. 73. 99. 192. 18. 62. 159. 136. 167. 238. 109. 145. 155. 267. 12. 21. 112. 193. 223. 168. 174. 148. 33. 230. 259. 66. 24. 210. 73. 129. 76 Flash. 250 Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). 98. 138. 4. 306 Individualization. 122. 118. 220. 236. 273 Informal learning. 254. 112. 5. 28. 186. 323 Folksonomies. 8. 161. 200 Design. 241. 32. 18. 28. 61. 59. 128. 250. 237. 169. 170. 61. 48. 185. 192. 151 Geographic Information System (GIS). 65. 171. 278 Infrared tags. 45. 257 Grid computing. 211. 65. 198. 217 Federated searches. 29. 132. 117. 87. 159. 209 Handwriting recognition. 115. 3. 126. 12. 122. 128. 82. 70. 39. 88. 111. 62. 45 Frameworks. 17. 199. 86. 134 Head mounted displays. 250. 255. 72. 134 Healthcare applications. 96. 119. 170. 30. 87. 28. 115. 35. 134. 227. 196. 123. 242. 156. 118. 121. 3. 261. 76. 43. 248. 260 Dreamweaver. 114. 287. 128. 104. 250. 84. 215 Expert systems. 2. 247. 5. 250 Graphics. 3. 158. 251. 177. 176 Interface devices. 221. 114. 191. 257 FrontPage. 199 Informatics. 152. 194. 31. 134. 33. 160. 131. 158 iPod. 153. 21. 242.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Decision support systems. 222 Innovation in e-Learning. 69. 97. 120. 34. 320 graphics. 135. 54. 217. 30. 32. 203. 199. 25. 7. 125. 241. 104. 3. 199. 276 Instant messaging. 125. 246. 30. 246. 54. 92. 55. 93. 17. 63. 207. 236 e-Science. 31. 72. 6. 231. 254. 215. 132. 62. 252. 161. 127. 5. 233. 244. 224. 82. 62. 174. 110. 250 e-Commerce. 134. 135. 211 evaluation. 145. 29 e-Portfolios. 134 Haptics. 216. 19. 114. 275 Director. 314 Geographic Positioning System (GPS). 65 Google. 121. 5. 28 Human-computer interaction (HCI). 268 Knowledge management. 92. 171. 158. 192. 243. 114. 205. 10. 83. 273 Human-centered computing. 251. 244 Games. 194. 152. 10. 258. 78. 155. 134. 24. 132. 98. 120. 90. 25. 251. 126 GIF graphic format. 43. 206 Findability. 167. 151. 12. 33. e-learning. 91. 267 formative assessment. 31 Emotional design. 27. 262 Hybrid systems. 120. 77. 128. 9. 83. 242 Knowledge base wiki. 238 Intelligent tutoring. 153. 12. 129. 80. 92. 222. 257. 34. 151. 40. 239. 34. 218. 113 Deep Web. 222. 250. 117 Experiential learning. 102. 170. 45. 217. 4. 46. 224. 39. 48. 156. 119. 219. 12. 59 Fuzzy Logic. 138. 1. 203. 32. 56. 179. 252. 97. 228. 135. 13. 115. 255. 201. 188. 139. 18. 104. 114. 76. 44. 157 Hype in e-learning. 15. 273 Interoperability. 104. 208. 94. 28. 70. 113. 202. 139. 133. 84. 254 Gesture recogntion. 136. 155. 276 images. 215. 91. 78. 274. 184. 245. 189. 215. 60. 305 Geocaching. 145. 19. 250 Immersive environments. 60 dynamic displays. 92. 253. 135. 192. 115. 228. 275. 205. 246. 111. 154. 15. 77. 250. 15. 9. 170. 152. 262 Digital Ink and Paper. 273. 205 History. 64. 246. 71. 6. 7. 204. 26. 106. 80. 68. 24. 37. 155. 160 Do Not Reproduce 335 . 30. 10. 256. 193 Facial recognition. 151 FireFox. 151. 125. 86. 247. 275 Distributed systems.

164. 5. 289. 118. 47. 228 Optical tags. 31. 308. 145. 202. 104. 144. 55. 59. 210 PowerPoint. 243. 222. 108. 64. 177. 103. 162. 174. 92. 25. 61. 192 Networks. 100. 55. 32. 162. 274. 269 Radio frequency identification tags (RFID). 146. 184. 193 Projectors. 152. 300. 182. 159. 186. 181. 160. 166. 145 learning object repository. 104. 56. 60. 47. 260. 187. 87. 47. 290. 61. 171. 193 Microsoft. 141. 227. 115. 79. 43. 86. 219. 136. 8. 158. 52. 158. 201. 244. 152. 128. 227. 188. 59. 139. 151 Quizzes. 210. 230. 184. 82. 63. 62. 261 Macromedia. 210 Pervasive computing. 101. 114. 234. 145. 197. 159. 165. 224. 244. 172. 218 M-learning. 105. 105. 237. 5. 65. 178. 201. 147. 30. 245. 234. 45. 82. 195. 57. 189. 209. 138. 321. 111. 197 Legacy materials. 5. 138. 235. 169 Learning Content Management Systems. 196. 270 Peer to peer technologies (P2P). 305. 89. 182. 63. 55. 4. 193.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Lab book wiki. 179. 262. 100. 259. 64. 185. 147. 284 Portals. 27. 145. 159. 161. 147. 222. 271. 170. 7. 218 Metacognition. 83. 64. 177. 151. 318. 230. 191. 145 Learning Objects. 148. 139. 91. 247. 246. 7. 86. 85. 221. 221 OWL – Web Ontology Language. 63. 99. 254. 20. 174. 198. 217. 190. 3. 183 Navigation. 91. 3. 6. 66. 144. 204. 268 Personal digital assistants (PDAs). 189. 170. 254. 155. 102. 60. 190. 298. 175. 79. 158. 152. 104. 61. 192. 232. 161. 161. 163. 186. 173. 154. 140. 110. 274. 233. 250 Pedagogy. 156. 156. 250. 241. 175. 131. 179. 179. 52. 44. 6. 164. 151. 125 Ontologies. 151. 162. 45. 160. 260. 145. 162. 106. 33. 221 Project management. 261. 177. 123. 73. 221. 22. 163. 270. 17. 306. 155. 209. 311 Learning Management Systems. 32. 215. 72. 192. 3. 154. 205. 190. 55. 174. 101. 80. 184. 219. 178. 148. 84. 78. 224. 85. 59. 54. 159. 195. 90. 151. 115. 5. 88. 264 Personal learning environments (PLE). 104. 129. 318 Location based tools. 314 Meta-search engines. 151. 183. 54. 42. 280. 177. 244. 318 Privacy. 6. 177. 158. 31. 10. 176 Personalization. 7. 161. 24 Museums. 84. 117. 211. 178. 32 Metadata. 107. 65. 221. 58. 174. 294. 66. 3. 32. 187. 209. 65. 76. 192 Libraries. 318 Do Not Reproduce 336 . 73. 199. 135. 317. 187. 255 Neural networks. 230. 175. 268 latent semantic analysis. 176. 28. 171. 224. 78. 221. 161. 200. 93 Radio. 82. 146. 186. 12. 275 Live Presentations and Webinars. 141. 5. 221. 230. 20. 83. 273. 189. 241. 171. 85. 209 pattern recognition. 242. 119. 206 Microformats. 192 Lecturing. 142. 62. 164. 72. 171. 179. 120. 36. 38. 165 Mobile computing. 161 Podcasting. 273. 139. 54. 287. 33. 120. 97. 90. 135. 187. 185. 6. 254. 231. 13. 17. 311. 223 Rapid e-learning. 323 mapping. 330. 112. 109. 309. 159. 105. 209 Microlearning. 250 Mashups. 59 Presentation tools. 172. 146. 31. 142. 64. 18. 166. 241. 111. 267. 143. 171. 62. 332 Microworlds. 19. 60. 45. 27. 273. 47 Latent Semantic Analysis (LSA). 24. 189. 32. 12. 59. 65. 138. 194. 5. 223. 40. 312 learning object model. 222. 89. 28. 134 Proximity tools. 66. 203. 193. 188. 157 Medical applications. 121. 158. 163. 238. 95. 177. 2. 227. 315 Motion Graphics. 151.

241. 204. 145. 63. 5. 76 T-Learning. 48. 187 Smart labels and tags. 51. 145. 220. 194. 224. 119. 238. 202. 170. 331 Web conferencing. 274 Tests. 171. 106. 51. 9. 148. 189. 268. 275 Translation. 187. 117. 268 Social networking analysis (SNA). 25 Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). 134. 190. 268 Tags. 227. 228. 45. 224 Team management. 187. 98. 196. 76. 7. 5. 251 Serious games. 45. 145 Repositories. 12. 226. 190 Web feeds (Atom and RSS). 211. 202. 242. 137. 158. 158. 47. 86. 259. 232 Speech recognition. 4. 275. 199. 109. 192 Thin clients. 224. 8. 81. 180. 241. 261 Shockwave. 66. 150. 265. 55. 75. 237. 227. 145 Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM). 231. 155 Tagging. 4. 250. 201. 154. 12. 259. 244. 120. 244 summative assessment. 216. 76. 65. 76. 115. 254 Taxonomies. 239. 215. 128. 156. 155. 216. 145 Screencasting. 226. 232. 235 Resource Description Framework (RDF). 222. 62. 281 SCORM. 241. 97. 255 Single-user wiki. 81. 252. 228. 46. 246. 61. 88. 38. 16. 190. 161. 198. 152. 226. 193. 221 self-evaluation. 236. 151. 238. 120. 50. 319 Role-playing. 273. 158. 217. 149. 244 Tours (online). 97. 187. 244. 191 Do Not Reproduce 337 . 225. 97. 72. 252. 62. 254. 212 reusable learning objects. 226. 218. 5. 123 Service oriented architectures (SOA). 45. 241 Vodcasting. 230. 231. 49. 243. 275 Vlogs. 138. 174. 45 Semantic Web. 98. 228. 176. 2. 73. 57. 216. 224. 260. 69. 167. 214 résumés. 242 Security. 253. 43. 241 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). 332 Webcasting. 160. 9. 223. 156 sharable content objects. 117 Reusability. 19. 255. 179. 151. 219. 113. 302. 219. 33. 247 Video. 206. 169. 209. 202. 215. 197. 241 Search engines. 45 Symbology tags. 215. 210.Emerging e-Learning Technologies rapid learning. 33. 60. 206. 145 Robotics. 121. 255 Turing Test. 10. 158. 146. 85. 205. 158. 138. 47. 273. 212. 242. 119. 114. 222. 147. 209. 159. 156. 196. 2. 84 Telephony. 208. 45. 32. 145. 122. 60. 59. 174 Virtual reality. 157 Simulations. 112. 262. 10. 226. 67. 151. 97. 143. 65. 241 virtual classroom. 174. 31. 134. 327 Videocasting. 263. 221. 188. 203. 159. 268 Skypecasting. 264 Social networking. 120. 266. 160. 147. 164. 12. 28 Ubiquitous computing. 167. 201. 261 Usability. 169 Streaming video. 246 Visualization. 256. 159. 6. 5. 46. 225. 221. 152. 187. 46. 264. 227. 196. 66. 171. 247. 33. 26. 7. 244 Tangible computing. 200. 15. 245. 183. 6. 125. 5. 134. 243. 52. 331 Wearable computing. 63. 199. 143. 225. 127. 261. 3. 63. 213. 203. 104. 119. 217. 139. 242. 240. 221 Social bookmarking. 241 Television. 241. 260 Telepresence. 222 Tag clouds. 221. 33. 230. 146. 218 Science. 100. 27. 123. 226. 224. 201. 3. 62. 69. 251. 218 Scenarios. 195 Virtual learning environments. 18. 62. 214. 187 Virtual classrooms. 267. 148. 155. 233. 142. 10. 165. 139. 209. 167. 60. 52. 24.

80. 86. 77. 136. 115. 269. 332 Woodill. 116. 271. 104. 270. 103. 106. 268. 268. Gary. 168. 269. 214 Do Not Reproduce 338 . 3. 59. 59 World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 276 Word.Emerging e-Learning Technologies Webinars. 137. 184. 209. 157. 233. 232. 272. 270 Wikis. 135. 174. 134. 114. 10. 90. 68. 233. 5. 1. 6. 266. 97. 84. 82. 156. 53. 307 Wikipedia. 87. 187 Whiteboards. 256. 267.

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