Communication patterns in e-learning communities

Dafoulas, George ORCID logoORCID: and Mimirinis, Mike (2005) Communication patterns in e-learning communities. Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2 (4) . pp. 221-233. ISSN 1741-5659 [Article] (doi:10.1108/17415650580000046)

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This paper discusses the key findings of an investigation of e-learning computer systems and the establishment of a technology framework for a new generation of e-learning applications. The paper initially reviews an e-learning system case study (a core university and a number of associated institutions named Global Campus) which incorporates: (i) the infrastructure of the Global Campus programme reviewed in light of studies on attitudes towards learning, patterns of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) use, computer-assisted assessment and learning tasks and patterns of communication, and (ii) an e-learning environment based on the WebCT technology for delivery and assessment. Results of four earlier studies regarding (i) distance education, (ii) patterns of use of the VLE (iii) communication patterns in e-learning and (iv) computer- assisted assessment are also critically reviewed. Conclusively, a set of guidelines for a technology framework are suggested and the authors’ perspectives for the classification and the evolution of e-learning applications is provided.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 13910
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Depositing User: Mike Mimirinis
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 17:08
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 16:05

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