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Journal Issue
Volume 4 Issue 1 / Mar 2006  pp1‑111

Editor: Shirley Williams

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Customer‑Driven Development for Rapid Production of Assessment Learning Objects  pp1‑6

Andrew Adams, Shirley Williams

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MyGfL: A Lifelong Learning Platform for Malaysian Society  pp7‑14

Zailan Arabee Abdul Salam, Azmi Mansur

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Providing Fine‑grained Feedback Within an On‑line Learning System — Identifying the Workers from the Lurkers and the Shirkers  pp15‑26

Colin Egan, Amanda Jefferies, Jason Johal

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Delivering What Students say They Want On‑Line: Towards Academic Participation in the Enfranchisement of e‑Learners?  pp27‑34

Richard Hall

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Outline and Evaluation of a Joint European and Canadian Virtual Mobility: e‑Learning Project  pp35‑42

Alan Hilliard

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Collaborative On‑Line Teaching: The Inevitable Path to Deep Learning and Knowledge Sharing?  pp43‑50

Karin Tweddell Levinsen

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Implementing Courseware to Support Learning Through Real‑World Erroneous Examples: Students' Perceptions of Tertiary Courseware and Obstacles to Implementing Effective Delivery Through VLE  pp51‑59

Rachada Monthienvichienchai, Erica Melis

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Topic Maps e‑Learning Portal Development  pp60‑67

Kamila Olsevicova

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Abstract

Topic Maps, ISOIEC 13250 standard, are designed to facilitate the organization and navigation of large collections of information objects by creating meta‑level perspectives of their underlying concepts and relationships. The underlying structure of concepts and relations is expressed by domain ontologies. The Topics Maps technology can become the core of an e‑learning portal that will integrate different kinds of information and knowledge resources, available in the educational institution — this idea was explored in the Ph.D. dissertation of the author. The offered portal solution promises to bring advantages both for content consumers (students) and content providers (teachers, administrative staff), but numerous problems hinder the practical implementation of this portal and therefore it requires certain changes in the functioning of the educational institution and asks teachers, teaching assistants and e‑courses designers to change their routines and to develop new skills. In the paper we offer a new methodology for development and maintenance of the Topic Maps e‑learning portal and we briefly present a pilot application. 

 

Keywords: e-Learning portal, Ontology engineering, Knowledge methodology, Topic Maps, Omnigator

 

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Encouraging Student Participation in an On‑line Course Using 'Pull' Initiatives Paul  pp68‑79

Peachey Paul

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Providing 'Quality Care' to International Students Through On‑line Communication  pp80‑87

Chris Perry

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Using Software Testing Techniques for Efficient Handling of Programming Exercises in an e‑Learning Platform  pp88‑95

Joachim Schwieren, Gottfried Vossen, Peter Westerkamp

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ICT and Schools: Identification of Factors Influencing the use of new Media in Vocational Training Schools  pp96‑103

Alexandra Totter, Daniela Stütz, Gudela Grote

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Using an Online Games‑Based Learning Approach to Teach Database Design Concepts  pp104‑111

Thomas M Connolly, Mark Stansfield, Evelyn McLellan

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