Current Developments in Technology-Assisted Education (2006)
Edited by A. Méndez-Vilas, A. Solano Martín, J.A. Mesa González and J. Mesa González
Published by FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain (2006)

VOL. II: Technological Science Education, Collaborative Learning,
Knowledge Management

Table of Contents

ISBN of Collection (13): 978-84-690-2469-8 /
ISBN Vol. II (13): 978-84-690-2472-8
ISBN of Collection (10): 84-690-2469-8 / ISBN Vol. II (10): 84-690-2472-8




3D Environment Representation through Acoustic Images Auditory Learning in Multimedia systems

D Castro Toledo, S Morillas, T Magal and G Peris-Fajarnés 735

A Financial Investment Tutoring System

M Delgado Calvo-Flores, E Gibaja Galindo, C Molina Fernández and J Núñez Negrillo 741

A Human-centered information system Research framework: metasynthesis

Cui Xia and Dai Ru Wei 746

A strategy of an Introduction of Educational Robotics in the School System

MRipoll Novales, NGatica Zapata and SMendez Chandia 752

A wiki-based active learning system; how to enhance learning material in epistemology of computer science and computer ethics

Federico Gobbo and Gaetano Aurelio Lanzarone 757

An Approach for Interactive Educational Software in a Classroom Setting

Elsa Soares Rodrigues and José Moreno 762

An Intelligent Tutoring System for a Virtual E-learning Center

W Fajardo Contreras, E Gibaja Galindo, E Marín Caballero and G Marín Caballero 768

CAT-MD: Computer Adaptive Test on Mobile Devices

Evangelos Triantafillou, Elissavet Georgiadou and Anastasios A Economides 773

Color management in multimedia applications

I Tortajada Montañana, B Defez García, T Magal Royo, F Brusola Simón and G Peris-Fajarnés 778

Creating interactive maps using Flash

R Workman 783

Design a Competence-based Networked Learning System: Using Sequence Control as Example

Ping-Huang Wu, Chin-Hwa Kuo, Pei-Lin Wu and Tsung-Han Wu 787

Do-IT: from a didactic experiment to an authoring toolbox

H-R Vatterrott, MWeicht and O Zbozhna 792

Educanix: a Linux live educational distribution for kiosks

C B Navarrete,, J Rodríguez and E Anguiano 797

Educational multimedia

S Dervan, C McCosker, B MacDaniel, and C O’Nuallain 801

eduWeaver – A courseware tool

S Fochler, D Karagiannis, J Kotauczek, M Nemetz 806

E-learningHUB of production automation

MattiVäänänen, Jussi Horelli, and Jari Jussila 811

Enhancement of a dietary analysis program to facilitate education

A Wise 816

Evaluating objectKarel - an educational programming environment for object oriented programming

S Xinogalos, M Satratzemi1 and V Dagdilelis 821

Evaluation of the functional efficiency of applications multimediales

S Riascos Erazo 826

Evaluation of the quality (norm ISO 9126) in applications educational multimediales

S Riascos Erazo 832

EVAWEB v2: enhancing a web-based assessment system

A I González-Tablas, A Orfila , B Ramos, and A Ribagorda 837

Experience Management: Models and Implementation

F de Arriaga, A Arriaga and M El Alami 841

Extending Collaborative Learning Coordination Support in the AulaNet LMS using mobile devices

C J P de Lucena, M Lucena, H Fuks and D Filippo 846

eXULiS – a Rich Internet Application (RIA) framework used for eLearning and eTesting

R Jadoul, P Plichart, J Swietlik and T Latour 851

Fast learning methodology for GNU/Linux driver development

B Caballero, J Rodriguez, C B Navarrete and E Anguiano 856

FITS: Formalization with an Intelligent Tutor System

José A Alonso Jiménez, Gonzalo A Aranda Corral and Francisco J, Martín Mateos 861

General Architecture to an Adaptive Hypermedia System

S Sanz Lumbier, J A Vadillo Zorita and T A Pérez Fernández 866

Guided practical activities for learning programming languages

José María Rodríguez Corral, Ignacio García Vargas and Arturo Morgado Estévez 871

Handhelps and mobile phones to manage students and resources in classroom: ¿A new handicap to the teacher?

F Montero, J E Córcoles and C Calero  876

Hipermedia educativo aplicado a la formación del arbitraje de Fútbol

M Armenteros Gallardo 881

Implementation of efficient proactive computing using lazy evaluation in a learning management system

D Zampuniéris 886

Improving web site usability for a better e-learning experience

Christophe Renaut, Christophe Batier, Laurent Flory and Martine Heyde 891

Interactive Visual Interfaces --- the hypermedia content based CM + SS + KOD retrieval system

Chyi-Wen Hwang  896

Issues in Position Determination for Mobile Learners

D O'Carroll, MJ O'Grady and GMP O'Hare 901

Issues to be taken into account when calibrating items

R Arruabarrena Santos and J López-Cuadrado 906

La importancia de los contenidos en la adquisición de conocimientos en entornos mlearning

T Magal-Royo, G Peris-Fajarnes, J García Laborda and Julio Riquelme Madrona 911

Learning experiences from an interdisciplinary and cross- institutional innovation project as part of a Robot Festival

Lars Bojen and Michael Koch 916

Low Cost Distributed Architecture for Supervising Systems

Valentim Realinho, Filipe Fidalgo and Pedro Silva 922

Mixing Standards, IRT and Pedagogy for Quality e-Assessment

Silvia Sanz-Santamaría, José Á Vadillo Zorita and Julián Gutiérrez Serrano 926

M-Learning and Webquests: the new technologies as pedagogical resource

João Batista Bottentuit Junior, Clara Coutinho and Dulclerci Sternaldt 931

Moving studies to e-environments: a case study

T Robal, A Kalja 936

Multimedia: an instructional tool in the teaching process of alpine ski

Antoniou Panagiotis, Moulelis Elias, Siskos Apostolos and Tsamourtzis Euagelos  941

Platform of e-learning management: “Aula Virtual”

Universitat de València development based in open source and collaborative software

P Moreno Clari and V Cerverón Lleó 946

Projects for educational robotics: engines for the innovation

Ana Lourdes Acuña Zuñiga 951

Rapid development of media-rich, interactive elearning

N Watts 957

Robótica: para el desarrollo de habilidades en diseño con niños, niñas y jóvenes en América Latina La estrategia metodología

Ana Lourdes Acuña Zuñiga 962

Sign Language to Voice Recognition: Hand Detection Techniques for Vision-Based Approach

Noor Saliza Mohd Salleh, Jamilin Jais, Lucyantie Mazalan, Roslan Ismail, Salman Yussof,

Azhana Ahmad, Adzly Anuar and Dzulkifli Mohamad 967

Simul-e: a simulator designed for learning financial economics and accounting

SH Otal Franco and R Serrano García 973

Smart Fashion and Learning about Digital Culture

M Reichel, H Schelhowe and T Grüter 978

Synchronous e-learning room: scenarios, tools and usage

V Triantafillou, P Markopoulos, K Villios and P Ilaridis 983

The Development of accessible interfaces Human-technology interaction in e-learning platforms design

N Lloret Romero, M Cabrera Mendez, A Muñoz Garcia, H Perez Lopez 988

The eChalk system: Potential of teaching with intelligent digital Chalkboards

Sabina Jeschke, Lars Knipping and Oliver Pfeiffer 996

Use of three-dimensional environments in educational multimedia: new posibilities for improving learning

M Armenteros Gallardo 1001

Using Mobile Phones and QR Codes for Formative Class Assessment

Hitoshi Susono and Tsutomu Shimomura 1006

Using rough set as a tool for knowledge discovery in DSS

Ahmad Farhan Bin Jaafar, Jamilin Jais, Mohd Hakim Bin Haji Abdul Hamid, Zarina Binti

Abdul Rahman and Djamel Benaouda, Dr  1011

Using sequential pattern mining for links recommendation in adaptive hypermedia educational systems

C Romero Morales, A R Porras Pérez, S Ventura Soto, C Hervás Martínez and A Zafra

Gómez 1016

Wiki Tool for Adaptive, Accesibility, Usability, Colaborative Hypermedia Courses: WikiCourse

Carlos de Castro Lozano, Alfredo Artiles Larralde, F Javier Burón Fernández, Enrique

García Salcines, Angel Fidalgo Blanco and Enrique Rubio Royo 1021




A blended learning approach in the news domain

Bilal Zaka, Christian Safran and Frank Kappe 1027

A process-oriented and technology-based model of Virtual Communities of Practices: evidence from a case study in Higher Education

G Secundo, G Elia, C Taurino 1032

Ambient Intelligence and the Role of Education of Future Managers

V Bureš and P Čech 1037

Experiences on developing Diploma Supplements for Lifelong eLearning Qualifications based upon Europass models: “Tutor online” Diploma, University of Salamanca

A M Seoane Pardo and F J García Peñalvo 1042

Intelligent Agent based Business Intelligence

Samo Bobek and Igor Perko 1047

Personalized Access to Meeting Recordings for Knowledge Transfer and Learning Purposes in Companies

C Gütl and C Safran 1052

The Moderator in Knowledge-Management Networks

D Rodríguez Gómez, C Armengol Asparó and J Gairín Sallán 1057

Towards a Digital Library Bibliographical Semantic Portal

M Delgado Calvo-Flores, F Bobillo, J Gómez-Romero and M C Moreno-Vazquez 1062

Towards unstructured and just-in-time learning: the “Virtual eBMS” e-Learning system

G Elia, G Secundo and C Taurino 1067


A special tool for special children: creating an ICT tool to fulfil the educational and social needs of long-term or chronic sick children

E Lombaert, P Veevaete, D Schuurman, L Hauttekeete and M Valcke 1075

Adapted multimedia design for language learning in children with autism

Fai-Kim Lau, Allan HK Yuen and John M-G Lian 1081

Development of educational multimedia software for children with different abilities

Delia Esquer Meléndez, María Victoria Meza Kubo 1086

Diseño e implementación de interfaces accesibles para acercar las matemáticas a niños con síndrome de Down

C Gonzalez, J Sigut, H Sanabria, D Guerra, M Noda, A Bruno, B Hernández, A

Hernández, and L Moreno 1090

El Centro Español de Subtitulado y Audiodescripción Accesibilidad en los medios de Comunicación Audiovisuales y Multimedia

M Armenteros Gallardo, F Utray Delgado and L Moreno López 1096

European Unified Approach for Accessible Lifelong Learning

Olga C Santos and Jesús G Boticario 1102

Open and Accessible Training

Olga C Santos and Jesús G Boticario 1107

Practical use of interactive tactile graphic display system at a school for the blind

T Watanabe, M Kobayashi, S Ono and K Yokoyama 1111

Sc@ut DS: Sistema de Ayuda a la Comunicación y al Aprendizaje

J L González Sánchez and M Cabrera Cuevas 1116

Sc@ut: Comunicador educativo y pedagógico para niños con necesidades comunicativas especiales

MD Paredes-Garrido,, MJ Rodríguez-Fórtiz, M Gónzalez-Gónzalez and E Rodríguez-

Parra 1121

Story-based e-learning as a vehicle for inclusive education

Lisa Gjedde 1126

Supporting post secondary learners with psychiatric disabilities in online environments

R Scott Grabinger, EdD, Cary Aplin, Graduate Assistant and Gitanjali Brenner-Poppanna 1131

The use of a forum of discussion like average for the participation of the families of people with discapacity in the elaboration of a common ideario

Manoel Baña Castro and Rosana Fresco Gómez 1136


A new way to assess medical competencies: the Script Concordance Test (SCT) on line

JM Dubois, C Michenaud and Ph Isidori 1143

A Software for learning about Artificial Reverberation

Noha Korany 1148

A survey of AulaWeb question types for continuous evaluation in a mandatory course

MJ Villamide, Y Alegre, MR Alvir, R Carabaño, N Nicodemus and D Menoyo 1152

A system for Learning Ecology with 3D graphics and Local Materials Database

Satoru Fujii, Hirokazu Aoyama, Masaru Sota, Jun Iwata, and Tadanori Mizuno 1156

Accessibility and Model-Based Web Application Development for eLearning-Environments

Sabina Jeschke and Helmut Vieritz 1161

Agroforestry: Participative Education in Statistics

E Ayuga Téllez, C González García, J Moral Medina and A Martín Fernández  1166

An Interactive Evaluation System for Learning Mathematics

P Semião 1171

Application of simulation and interactive virtual laboratories in university teaching of physics and chemistry in a project for establishment of ECTS credits in the EPS of the university of Córdoba

P Martínez-Jiménez, M Varo-Martínez, G Pedrós-Pérez, MC García-Martínez and R

Posadillo Sánchez de Puerta 1176

b-3mLearning: a blended multimedia system for mathematics learning

Gilberto Catarino, João Campos, R Neves Madeira, and Carlos Luz 1181

BioTune, a component based repository of BioInformatics teaching modules

Q Mubarak, J Dmitrieva, T Vermeulen, Y Zhou, L Groenewegen, S Basmagi, R van Beek

and F J Verbeek  1186

Ciclope Astro CCD: A Webcam Astrophotography Tool for a Remote Astronomical Observatory

D López, R Cedazo, FM Sánchez and J M Sebastián 1193

Computer simulation and modeling in virtual physics experiments

W Tłaczała, G Gorghiu, A E Glava, P Bazan, J Kukkonen, W Mąsior, J Użycki1 and M

Zaremba   1198

Computer Supported Clinically Oriented Reasoning Exam Management System with Client/Server Architecture : COREBuilder

Kemal TURHAN, Serbulent UNSAL, Neslihan KALAYCI, Vildan KAYIKCI and Ecren UZUN 1203

Converting the physical to the virtual: providing a laboratory experience for distance learners in engineering

RE Blanchard, SD Morón-García and MR Bates 1208

Creating a Reflective Learning Community: The Role of Information Technology in Genetics Learning

Mustafa Cakir, Serhat Irez 1214

Development of a General Chemistry Course for teacher students of Primary Education adapted to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) by means of the use of the Communication and Information Technologies

Aguirre-Perez, C1; Vázquez Moliní, A and Villén Altamirano 1219

Didactic innovation in the subjects of Statistics in Environmental Sciences and Biology

S González Aguilera and R Fernández Pascual 1225

Discovering Space for Educational and Learning Purposes

I P Chochliouros, A S Spiliopoulou, GK Lalopoulos and S P Chochliouros 1230

Diseño en formato web del Curso Fundamentos de la Física sobre la base de los Principios y Lineamientos Tecnológicos de la Universidad Pedagógica Libertador Maracay

Hermes A Iturriza, Rubén Maduro and Hugo García  1235

e-Antenna : Antenna web based course using matlabserver

Olivier Vidémé Bossou, Juan R Mosig and Emmanuel Tonye 1239

El Excel Como Herramienta Para El Uso De La Prueba No Paramétrica De Cramer Von Mises

E Bolívar, N Barrios, H García, H Iturriza, R Maduro and J Rodríguez 1244

EULER, the Challenge of the Mathematics for Blind

A Mora Bonilla, S Merino Córdoba, J Martínez del Castillo, MJ Villarejo Contreras and G

Gutiérrez Barranco 1248

Evaluation of a Radiology Picture Archiving and Communication System Laboratory Exercise

A Tzavaras and EVentouras 1253

Experiencia docente en asignaturas de Expresión Gráfica mediante uso de TIC,s

J Martín Gutiérrez and RE Navarro Trujillo 1258

FERMAT: e-learning of Mathematics

G Gutiérrez Barranco, J Martínez del Castillo, S Merino Córdoba, A Mora Bonilla, F Rodríguez Sánchez, ML Muñoz Ruiz, JM González Vida, E Mérida Casermeiro, P Cordero Ortega, JL Galán García, P Rodríguez Cielos and Y Padilla Domínguez 1263

Instructional design of a multimedia system into the learning of photoelectric effect at high school level

J Torres Montealban and M S Ruiz Chavarria 1268

Integrated learning in engineering at UWA: designed by students for students

Ruza Ostrogonac-Seserko, Nathan Scott & Mark Bush 1274

Introduction to particle physics at High School with a remote experiment

B Dias, N Lourenço, A Maio, C Marques, L Peralta, G Popovici, N Popovici, J Santos, J

Silva 1279

Laboratories Based on Internet: comparative analysis of current experiences and development of a virtual laboratory

João Batista Bottentuit Junior and Clara Coutinho 1284

Las TICs en el proceso de enseñar matemáticas

I Escudero Pérez, M García Blanco and V Sánchez García 1290

Mössbauer experiment accessible via LAN and Internet

W Tłaczała, G Grajner, J Gałązka-Friedman, J Użycki, A Zagórski and M Zaremba 1295

Multiagent System to support botanic study

W Fajardo , E Gibaja, J Gómez-Romero, and R Pérez-Pérez 1300

Multi-user measuring systems in the nuclear physics laboratory based on the virtual instrumentation

W Tłaczała, G Grajner, A Zagórski and M Zaremba 1305

On Remote and Virtual Experiments in eLearning in Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics

S Jeschke, T Richter, H Scheel and C Thomsen 1310

Quantitative Development of Mechanical Energy Concept of Physics Based on Markov Chains Observation

Chi-Wen, Hsieh and Tzu-Chien Liu 1316

The Creation of Applets by the students of mechanic in the ETSI Montes (UPM)

Tevar Sanz, G; Grande Ortiz, MA1 and Ayuga Téllez, E  1319

The CRESCERE Muon’s Lifetime Experiment

J Santos, J Augusto, A Gomes, L Gurriana, N Lourenço, A Maio, C Marques and J Silva 1322

The TEUTATES-Project: Tablet-PCs in Modern Physics Education

N Dahlmann, S Jeschke, O Pfeiffer, H Scheel and C Thomsen 1327

The Use of Artefact Production to achieve learning objectives in a second-year Zoology course at UWC

Daniels, A D, Holtman, L B & Keats, D W 1332

Tutored self-teaching of the colorimeter and its physicochemical applications, using an interactive software via the web

MS Climent Bellido, P Martínez Jiménez, M Varo Martínez and G Pedrós Pérez 1337

Virtual laboratory for the supervision and control of scale models of industrial processes

M Damas, H Pomares, JA Tarifa, G Jiménez Mesa and MV Roldán Herencia 1342

Virtual instruments for the study of life sciences and biotechnology

C Dellacasa1, E Rinaldi and G Stabile 1347

Virtual Reality technology applied in Civil Engineering education

A Z Sampaio and P G Henriques 1351




“La Piazza” - Convivial Spaces for Inter-generational Learning: What places for the digital age?

E Ackermann, A Chabert-Ramon, F Decortis, R Magli, L Napoletano, and M Owen 1359

A collaborative tagging system for learning resources sharing

Wen-Tai Hsieh, Wei-Shen Lai, and Seng-Cho T Chou 1364

A Virtual World Environment for Group Work

M Hobbs, MGordon and EBrown 1369

About scripting: The effects of two CSCL scripts on university students’ critical thinking

T Schellens, H Van Keer, B De Wever and M Valcke 1374

Ambiente Colaborativo para la Composición de Escenarios de Aprendizaje

Víctor Germán Sánchez and Fernando Téllez Mora 1381

Applying role assignment and self-assessment to support social knowledge construction in asynchronous discussion groups

Bram De Wever, Hilde Van Keer, Tammy Schellens and Martin Valcke 1386

Are collaborative learning face to face or online seminars more effective in enhancing professional skills, meta-social competencies and social capital?

D Francescato, M Mebane, A Solimeno, R Sorace and M Tomai 1391

Bridging the gap between instructional design and double loop learning

Howard Spoelstra, Maristella Matera , Ellen Rusman, Jan van Bruggen and Rob Koper 1396

Bringing Intelligence to the Web 20: An expert system approach to support scheduling group meetings

H Gamboa, C Sapateiro and J Filipe 1401

Bringing it all together - reflections on a multi-institutional learning collaboration project

Joe Griffin 1405

Building a collaborative learning environment based in Wiki

Juan Ramon Pérez Pérez, María del Puerto Paule Ruiz and José Emilio Labra Gayo 1413

Collaborative e-learning display for acquiring professional skills

S Metz and C Renaut 1417

Collaborative Learning Environments for Teacher Education

M Meirinhos and A Osorio 1422

Collaborative work in a virtual environment in higher education: an experience on Teacher Training courses

C Ruiz Bueno, O Mas Torelló, E Fernández Lafuente, P Jurado de los Santos, A Navio

Gámez, JM Sanahuja Gavaldà and JTejada Fernández 1427

CSCWL, an environment for community of practice and collaborative learning

Onofrio Arpino, Paola Plantamura and Teresa Roselli 1432

Enabling Effective Collaborative Learning in Networked Virtual Environments

R Webster and F Sudweeks 1437

Evaluation of different methods of on-line collaboration/group work supported within a virtual learning environment (VLE)

A Hilliard 1442

Experiencia practica en el uso de herramientas CMS/LMS de-ntro de un programa piloto para la implantación del EEES

G Areitio y A Aretillo 1448


M P Prendes Espinosa and L Castañeda Quintero 1453

Gender differences in online collaborative learning groups promoting affective education and social capital

M Mebane,, R Sorace, A Solimeno and M Tomai  1458

LAS COMUNIDADES VIRTUALES DE APRENDIZAJE Nuevas fórmulas, viejos retos en los procesos educativos

O Mas, P Jurado, C Ruiz, E Ferrández, A Navío, JM Sanahuja and J Tejada  1462

Motivating learners in an online collaborative environment using a blended model for enhanced learning

Marissa Wettasinghe and Mazlan Hasan 1467

Negotiation of Spatial Configurations in Collaborative Virtual Environments

Filipe Santos, Benjamim Fonseca, Paulo Martins and Leonel Morgado 1472

Redesigning a knowledge portal

JH Lappia, M de Kreek and E ten Thij 1477

Redificación de los Saberes Haceres Docentes desde la Rutina a la Cotidianidad

Ana Méndez de Garagozzo 1482

Student perceptions of participation opportunities in online synchronous tutorials

H L Lim and F Sudweeks 1486

The ludic aspect of competence development in collaborative learning environments through the Internet: A use case with Journalism students

O Martínez Bonastre, and JA García Avilés  1491

The use of Collaborative Virtual Environments to provide student’s contextualisation in programming

Micaela Esteves, Leonel Morgado, Paulo Martins and Benjamim Fonseca 1496

Virtual teams and team nets

E Kasparova  1501