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Advances in Web-Based Learning - ICWL 2003: Second by Judithe Sheard, Julianne Lynch (auth.), Wanlei Zhou, Paul

By Judithe Sheard, Julianne Lynch (auth.), Wanlei Zhou, Paul Nicholson, Brian Corbitt, Joseph Fong (eds.)

nd the two overseas convention on Web-Based studying (ICWL 2003) came about in Melbourne, Australia. ICWL 2003 the culture of the profitable ICWL 2002 held in Hong Kong and aimed toward delivering an in-depth examine of the technical and pedago- cal concerns, in addition to incorporating administration problems with Web-based studying. also, there has been a spotlight on problems with curiosity to the learner, o?ering the optimum internet established studying atmosphere to accomplish excessive educational effects. - akin college prepared this convention along with the Hong Kong WebSociety,toprovideaforumwhichgatherededucators,researchers,techno- gists and implementers of Web-based studying from all over the world to debate, collaborate and enhance all appropriate matters touching on this region of study. the main target of ICWL 2003 was once at the most crucial components of Web-based studying, specifically, Web-based studying environments, digital universities, pedagogical concerns relating to Web-based studying, multimedia-based e-learning, interactive e-learning platforms, intelligence in online schooling, e-learning so- tions, CSCL, and authoring instruments for e-learning. In overall, the convention obtained 118 papers from researchers and practitioners from thirteen nations. each one paper was once reviewed by way of not less than 3 across the world popular referees. Papers have been ri- rously tested and chosen according to their originality, signi?cance, correctness, relevance, and readability of presentation. one of the fine quality submissions, 50 papers have been permitted and incorporated within the lawsuits. Later, the complaints editors will suggest that a few fine quality papers from the convention be released in a unique factor of a world journal.

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This gives a reasonable estimation of the difficulty of the items in the small question sample, with the intention to try to infer from this grading a classification for the whole collection. For this second approach, a Neural Network was then trained with the values obtained from the experts, and made to classify the whole item bank based upon the students’ results and the classification by the experts. Once the Neural Network learns the ranking process, any number of questions can be ranked using just their historical information.

Students can work at their own pace, have up to date course information that can revisited at any stage and have synchronous or asynchronous contact with the unit’s staff or other students. Some of the key features that have been identified by (Smissen, 2002) for online teaching and learning include: œ œ Easy to use; Platform and browser compatibility; W. Zhou et al. ): ICWL 2003, LNCS 2783, pp. 21–26, 2003. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003 22 M. Warren and W. Hutchinson œ œ œ œ œ œ Synchronous communication; Asynchronous communication; Collaborative work; Online assessment; Result management; Assignment submission.

Now the complexity of the technical and functional requirements of the outcomes or Web-sites require a database design approach be taken in the building of the underpinning storage site for Web-sites. The amount of resources stored has become unwieldy in a number of instances. A bottom up approach to the design of the site needs to be enabled. Storage would be more ordered and easier to modify. To enable this it is suggested that a second interface specifically built for the developer or academic be created.

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