Research, Reflections and Innovations in Integrating ICT in Education
Edited by A. Méndez-Vilas, A. Solano Martín, J.A. Mesa González and J. Mesa González
Published by FORMATEX, Badajoz, Spain (2009)

VOL. 2 (pp. 681-1231) · Table of Contents
ISBN of Collection: 978-84-692-1788-7 / ISBN Vol. 2: 978-84-692-1790-0




Methods and Environments for Education and Training

A platform for sign language content presentation
Stavroula-Evita Fotinea and Eleni Efthimiou

A Virtual Environment Designed for Shoe Design Training
Aura Mihai , Mehmet Sahin, Gökhan Yalcin, Mariana Pastina

An innovation perspective for the creation of teaching/learning environments based on groupware applications
M.V. Hurtado, M.L. Rodríguez, K. Benghazi, M. Noguera, C. Rodríguez and J.L Garrido

Best practices in design and delivery of school learning situations based on virtual instrumentation experiments in Science education
A. E. Glava and C. C. Glava

Blended learning
B. Frydrychová Klímová

Children’s fiction goes on line: problems and resistances
M. Morgado and L. Ratcheva-Stratieva

Designing serious games for foreign language education in a global perspective
Bente Meyer

E-Learning change management and communication strategies within a HEI in a developing country: Institutional organisational cultural change
J. Stoltenkamp and O.A.J Kasuto

E-mentoring and e-leadership importance in the quality of distance and virtual education Century XXI
I. García Carreño

EQUEM Project - e-Qualification of the Energy Manager: results and future prospectives
Anna Moreno and Sergio Grande

Explicating Understanding
D. Graham

Formative potential of virtual instrumentation learning tools for lower secondary school students acquisition of abstract concepts in Science education
C. C. Glava, A. E. Glava, and M. Bocos

ICT as an information gathering tool in education research
A. Caballero, , L.J. Blanco, E. Guerrero, and M. Brígido

ICT-Based Content in Textile Training
M. Sahin, A. Mihai , A. Vouyouka, S. Yaldiz, S. Tasdemir, A. Dragomir

Immersive worlds as educational environments
Mihaela Banek Zorica, Sonja Spiranec, Kresimir Pavlina

Interaction reproducing model for adapating intelligent tutoring systems to internal state
Hideki Aoyama, Motoyuki Ozeki, and Yuichi Nakamura

Intermediate space. Conceptualising potentials for technologically enhanced learning in educational organisations
Claudia Zentgraf and Andrew Hall

ISFOL and SPF project
Claudia Montedoro

Learning assessment in graduation distance courses
M. Caprio and K. F. S. Bortoloti

Learning Communities: way to a new Teaching Model?
M. Ivone Gaspar and M. Anacleto Santos

Learning how to develop embedded software with the aid of a portable video-game console
J. González, P. García-Sánchez, J. M. Palomares, and R. García-Bermúdez

Long Distance Teaching: The Online Student and Teacher
António Eduardo Martins and Felipa Lopes dos Reis

Mediation tools used in long distance education
António Eduardo Martins and Felipa Lopes dos Reis

Online Communities for a true continuous training in organisations
J. Gairín-Sallán and D. Rodríguez-Gómez

Podcasting - an evaluation of two case studies from the UK
Andrea Gorra, Jakki Sheridan-Ross, and Janet Finlay

Related Aspects to the Pedagogical Use of Virtual Experiments
G. Gorghiu, L. M. Gorghiu, A. M. Suduc, M. Bizoi, C. Dumitrescu, and R. L. Olteanu

Solving Geometrical Locus Problems Using Dynamic Interactive Geometry Applications
G. Gorghiu, N. Păuna, and L. M. Gorghiu

Teaching physical education issues in the compulsory education using digital learning environments.
P.Antoniou, N. Apostolakis, P. Anastasiades, and A. Karipidis

Technological Evolution of Traditional Teaching
Felipa Lopes dos Reis and António Eduardo Martins

Teleclass2.0: how to combine technological solutions in order to create an immersive learning experience?
E. De Waele-De Guchtenaere, P.Verdegem, and L. Hauttekeete

The electronic support for education at the University of Zilina
M. Gajňáková and J. Vaculík

The influence of media coverage on the vote intention of students in the 2009 elections to the European Parliament
Concepción Naval, Carolina Ugarte, Charo Reparaz, and Charo Sadaba

The LETHE (LEarning THrough Emotions) Project – A Collaborative On-Line Learning Portal for Utilizing Emotions in the Learning Process
Fabrizio Boldini, Maria Rita Bracchini, Philippos Pouyioutas, Emilios Solomou, and Christina Ioannou

Tool for supporting appropriation of on-line teacher training
S. Mailles-Viard Metz, S. Soury-Lavergne and P. Daubias

Towards powerful e-learning environments in West Africa: issues, challenges and prospects
Victor Benjie Owhotu

University innovation for school innovation: training teachers in ICT from a practical-reflective perspective
A. Ornellas, G. Bautista, and A. Forés

Use of Information Technologies and Communication in the process of professional formation as a way to improve and reinforce the relation school-company
Maria. do P. Socorro S. Teixeira, R. N. Barroso de Oliveira, Ana H. de Lima Sardinha, and Elmo. De Sena F. Júnior

Use of Microsoft® Powerpoint™ and direct instruction to support emergent literacy skill development among young at risk children
H. P. Parette, C. Blum, and E. H. Watts

Using Multimedia in the Mobile Collaborative Learning
J. César dos Reis, R. Bonacin, and M. Cecília Martins

Valuation of University of Zilina e-learning system by the students of final year of study on the Department of communication
J. Fabuš and N. Krivonakova

Virtual laboratories within the context of Dynamic Geometry Systems
M. Kordaki and G. Alexiou

Virtualization of a qualification: b-learning experience in Higher Education
D. Rodríguez García, M. Lucero Fustes, and M. Montanero Fernández



Educational Software/Webs Experiences


A case of web-based collaborative inquiry-learning using OpenLearn technologies
Leonel Tractenbergi, Miriam Struchiner, and Alexandra Okada

A Distributed Repository of Artifacts Generated by Students in Real Projects for a Curricula Block of Software Engineering
R. Juárez-Ramírez, G. Licea Sandoval, C. Cabrera-González, and S. Inzunza-Soberanes

A learning process control system to use in classrooms
N. Padilla Zea, F. J. Rodríguez-Díaz, J. Ferrer García, and M. J. Cabrera Cuevas

A Mini-Game Application Model for Achieving an Effective Learning Method through an Educational Game
Mijin Kim and JinhongYoon

An institutional Web 2.0 platform for academic purposes: Case study
A. Morales, J.C. Calvo, I. García, M. Barchéin, and J.L. Bernier

Applying emerging technologies to build communities of collaborative learning
Dragana Martinovic, Jelena Magliaro, and Timothy Pugh

Assessment of Digital Resources use in Education «Anatomy of Digital Resources in Learning Generation»
Gina Souto

Blended Learning: helping students to help themselves

Change and innovation strategies during the implementation of an open source LMS: an Australian case study
P.M. Uys

CMUcam2 communication system design to facilitate the teaching in robotics: telesurveillance case study
J.P.Florido, H. Pomares, I. Rojas, and F.J. Rodriguez-Díaz

Collaborative work support platform for educational environments: AWACATE
J.L. Bernier, J.C. Calvo, I. García, A. Morales, J. Derrac, I. Rojas

Computing Tools for the Teaching- Learning Improvement on Multimedia Design at The Young Club of Computing and Electronics (YCCE)
J.Segura Montero

Conceptual model, characteristics and design of the C.I.T.A. Digital Repository
J. Iglesia Aparicio, A.B. Sánchez García, J. L. Bautista Angulo, and E. Pérez Delgado

Designing Multimedia Applications for Teaching IT Courses in Public Relations and Communication Studies
Georgios Lappas and Prodromos Yannas

Implementation of a didactic interpreter for CODE-2
H.Pomares, I.Rojas, A.Guillén, L.J.Herrera, G.Rubio, J.P.Florido, J.Urquiza, L.López-Mansilla, and S.Egea-Serrano

Integration of EvalCOMIX 1.0 into e-learning systems
M.S. Ibarra Sáiz (Coord.), G. Rodríguez Gómez, M.A. Gómez Ruiz, B. Gallego Noche, D. Cabeza .Sánchez, V. Quesada Serra

Intelligent Open Challenges System: a possibility of adaptation of Reflective Abstraction theory in multi-agents system
O. C. Bastos Filho, and S. Labidi

Intergenerational learning through digital scenarios: a case study in Live History
M. Barajas Frutos and F. Frossard

Knowledge assessment improvement in Moodle environment
Katarína Jelemenská, Elena Tomalová, and Pavel Čičák

Migration to open source software in hardware related subjects of the curriculum of computer science engineering: a Cuban experience.
R. García-Bermúdez, R. Becerra García, P. García-Sánchez, Jesús González Peñalver, and A. Martínez Acosta

Mixing Individual and Group Activities in the same Web-Based Platform
Ferran Prados, Carmen Echazarreta, Imma Boada, Josep Soler, and Jordi Poch

Net generation expectations for technology-mediated learning at the university level
M. A. Gabriel, S. Wiebe, and R. J. MacDonald

On improving an on-line peer-evaluation Workshop
Elisabete Cunha and Álvaro Figueira

Online training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for psychology undergraduates: a case report
Angélica Gurjão Borba, Bernard Pimentel Rangé, and Marcos da Fonseca Elia

Platform for building and managing large websites with distributed information
J.C. Calvo, M. Barchéin, A. Morales, I. García, J.L. Bernier

Scaffolding and problem solving through educational software
I. Fernández Antelo and I. Cuadrado Gordillo

Teaching Digital Systems Design with a New Didactic Environment through the Internet
H.Pomares, C. García-García, I.Rojas, M.Damas, J.González, J.P.Florido, and J.Urquiza

Teaching journalism in times of media convergence and Web 2.0: a 2 year action-research study and its conclusions
Lorena Tárcia and Simão Pedro P. Marinho

The Use of Hypervideo as an E-learning Resource in Multimedia Studies At The UOC
Antoni Marín-Amatller, Laura Porta-Simó, Roser Beneito-Montagut, and Javier Melenchón-Maldonado

The Use of Open Source Software in the Public Sector in Malaysia
Asia Jaafar and Shahah Ahmad

Towards the European Higher Education Area. Blended learning experiences in Econometrics
A.J. López Menéndez and R. Pérez Suárez

Web Technologies to Support a Community of Practice
E. Gentile and P. Plantamura

Web-apps for the iPhone in Higher Education. Applications for the Degree in Actuarial Science
A. Fernández-Morales and M.C. Mayorga-Toledano



Web 2.0 in Education


A basic framework for integrating social and collaborative applications into learning environments
A. Moghnieh and J. Blat

An Agent Based Intelligent Search Engine System For Web Mining
S. A. Inamdar and G. N. Shinde

Blogs and Training Companies: A successful combination
I. Aguaded-Gómez and M. Fandos Igado

Collaborative Writing Tools in Engineering Education: challenges for knowledge management and sharing
J. B. Bottentuit Junior and C.P. Coutinho

Designing an Integrated Web-based Personal Learning Environment based on the Crucial Success Factors of Social Networks
M. Amberg, M. Reinhardt, M. Haushahnand P. Hofmann

Designing E-Learning 2.0 courses: recommendations and guidelines
Pedro Isaías, Paula Miranda, and Sara Pífano

Designing location aware games for mobile language learning
B. Meyer and M. Bo-Kristensen

Learning Object Ontology for the Courseware Design
Tatiana Gavrilova and Dmitry Mouromtsev

Pathways to the Future: Community Dialogues on Adaptive Environmental Management Through Scenario Projection in Google Maps
J.M. Vervoort, K. Kok, R. van Lammeren, R. Janssen, and A. Veldkamp

Promoting academic reading with Web 2.0: using social bookmarking to facilitate literature searching and critical analysis
E. J. Thompson, S. Snowden, and N. Bunyan

SAPO Campus: a social media platform for Higher Education
C. Santos and L. Pedro

Teaching strategies using social software for developing ICT competences in university students
A. Ornellas, M. Guitert, and T. Romeu

The Bridging Insula Europae project – a student centered on-line multimedia portal for learning about the European Union
Fabrizio Boldini, Maria Rita Bracchini, Philippos Pouyioutas, Emilios Solomou, and Ilpo Halonen

The potential use of Wikis as a tool that supports collaborative learning in the context of Higher Education
Aikaterini D. Kokkinaki

The social-network Ning and its educative potential for fostering students´ participation
S. Lara and C. Naval

University 2.0: How well are teachers and students prepared for Web 2.0 best practices?
M. Rico García, I. Gómez Rey, P. Bravo Ferreira, and G. Delicado Puerto

Web 2.0 to Encourage Usability of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) in Society – the eGIS+ Project
E. Ossiannilsson and H. Sponberg



Special Needs


Access For All to eLearning
M. Cooper and A. Heath

Breaking the digital divide for children with chronic kidney diseases using Nefreduca
M. Saez, D. Whitelock, and R. Pintó

Effects of word prediction and text-to-speech on the writing skills of students with learning disabilities
A. Patricia M. Barbetta, and Monica Silio

e-Learning 2.0, collaborative tools for People with disabilities
E. Araujo, P.Morais, and S. Kasola

Exploring Student Engagement through Classroom Use of Hypermedia Authoring
Phil Nanlohy

Improving the cooperative learning of people with special needs: A Sc@ut platform extension
A. Fernández López, M. J. Rodríguez Fórtiz, M. Bermúdez Edo, and M. Noguera García

Learning to write: Technology for students with disabilities in secondary inclusive classrooms
Patricia M. Barbetta and Linda Spears-Bunton

Mobile online community for marginalised youth
J. Johnson, J. Dyer and B. Lockyer

Remote HID Control of Presentations
Oliver Körber and Bernhard Fechner

The mathematical learning process of dyslexic students through the use of a compensatory software
C. Freda, A. Pepino, and S. M. Pagliara

The use of information technologies in teaching chemistry to dyslexic students
A. Kamińska-Ostęp, H. Gulińska



ICT in the Learning/Teaching of Arts


Developing musical skills at Digitópia
R. Penha, F. Lopes, N. Peixoto, D. Miguel, J. Branco, J. A. Gomes, and P. M. Rodrigues

How Computers shape Educational Activities at Casa da Música
P.M. Rodrigues, F. Lopes, A.P. Almeida, N. Peixoto, M. Mónica, J. Branco, P.J. Neto, J.A. Gomes, and
R. Penha

A. P. Almeida, L. M. Girão, R. Gehlhaar, P. M. Rodrigues, and H. Rodrigues

Towards a free, open source and cross-platform software suite for approaching music and sound design
R. Penha



Medical e-Learning


A Critical-Reflexive Evaluation Of The Results For The Study Of The Use Of Information And Communication Technologies In Teacher Education Of CEFET-MA
Maria. do P. Socorro S. Teixeira, R. N. Barroso de Oliveira, Ana H. de Lima Sardinha and Elmo. De Sena F. Júnior

E-Learning and E-Health: the URO project
F. Colace and M. De Santo

Environment for effective training in medical image diagnostics
Nina Hrtonova, Michal Javornik, Ales Rocek, and Vladimir Zatloukal

Imaging and sectional anatomy “virtual quiz” identification station: a tool for active learning and assessment in Clinical Anatomy
M. Ribeiro, M. Amaral, H. Ribeiro, J. Machado, A. Povo, M. Severo, and M. A. Ferreira

Impact of the Use of ICT on Patients with Serious and Chronic Mental Diseases trough an On-line Photography Course
S. Prefasi Gomar A, L. Dunai, T. Magal-Royo, F. Garde Calvo, and B. Defez García