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Educational Technology & Society 3(3)


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Dear colleagues

The July issue (Vol. 3, Issue 3) of Educational Technology & Society, (ISSN 1436-4522) peer-reviewed online journal, is now available in HTML and PDF format. It constitutes a special issue on "Online Collaborative Learning Environments" (guest editor: Roger Hartley).

It is freely accessible at:

The PDF version also contains page numbers for citation purposes.

The content list of the July issue is enclosed below.



Educational Technology & Society (ISSN 1436-4522)
(Peer-reviewed journal of IFETS and IEEE Learning Technology Task Force)


** Formal discussion summaries
Can abstraction be used as a unifying guideline to design intelligent educational systems?
Moderator: Ruddy Lelouche Summariser: Magali Seguran

Knowledge transfer and technology in education: toward a complete learning environment
Moderator and Summarizer: Ania Lian

Communications Technology and Personal Identity Formation
Moderator and Summarizer: Leslie Henrickson

Implementing Virtual Learning Environments: Looking for Holistic Approach
Moderators and Summarizers: Mario Barajas and Martin Owen

** Conference Announcement
IWALT2000 - International Workshop on Advanced Learning Technologies

** Special issue articles
* Theme: On-line Collaborative Learning Environments
Guest Editor: Roger Hartley

Roger Hartley

* Sub-theme: Collaborative Systems
Different (Key)strokes for Different Folks: Designing online venues for professional communities
Liwana S. Bringelson and Tom Carey

An Agent Infrastructure to set Collaborative Environments
Carlos JosÈ M. OlguÌn, Armando Luiz N. Delgado & Ivan Luiz M. Ricarte

The Virtual School: An integrated collaborative environment for the classroom
Philip L. Isenhour, John M. Carroll, Dennis C. Neale, Mary Beth Rosson and Daniel R. Dunlap

NetChat: Communication and Collaboration via WWW
Reinhard Kreutz, Sven Kiesow, Klaus Spitzer

Web-Supported Emergent-Collaboration In Higher Education Courses
Rafi Nachmias, David Mioduser, Avigail Oren and Judith Ram

Acquiring Working Knowledge through Asynchronous Multimedia Conferencing
Cleo Sgouropoulou, Anastasios Koutoumanos, Peter Goodyear and Emmanuel Skordalakis

Increasing Access to Learning With Hybrid Audio-Data Collaboration
Michael W. Freeman, Lawrence W. Grimes and J. Ray Holliday

The NetAcademy as a Medium for Learning Communities
Sabine Seufert

The Knowledge Depot: Building and Evaluating a Knowledge Management System
Beatrix Zimmermann, Michael Atwood, Sabina Webb and Michael Kantor

* Sub-theme: The Pedagogies of Collaborative Learning
Concept Mapping as a Collaborative Tool for Enhanced Online Learning
Anna Cicognani

Pre-class Planning to Scaffold Students for Online Collaborative Learning Activities
Xun Ge, Kelly Ann Yamashiro and Jack Lee

Using BSCW in Learning & Teaching
Pat Jefferies and Ian Constable

Structure and Discourse in a telematic learning environment
Martin Owen

Dynamic Goal-Based Role-Play Simulation on the Web: A Case Study
Som Naidu, Albert Ip and Roni Linser

Towards First Year Biology online: a virtual learning environment
Mary Peat

* Sub-theme: Collaborative Interactions
Peer Feedback in Synchronous Writing Environments: A Case Study in French
Trude Heift and Catherine Caws

Conferencing in communities of learners: examples from social history and science communication
Ann Jones, Eileen Scanlon and Canan Blake

Law On-Line: A Collaborative, Web-Based Journey in the Law and Social Sciences
Cynthia L. Cates and Wayne V. McIntosh

Identifying collaboration patterns in collaborative telelearning scenarios
Barbara Wasson and Anders I. M¯rch

The Body Matrix: A Phenomenological Exploration of Student Bodies On-line
Paulette Robinson

* Sub-theme: Applications
Bridging Gaps Between Cultures, Classrooms and Schools
Johanna E. Cena

The FORESEE Project: Connecting Communities to Create Competence
Cathy L. Crossland, Larry K. Monteith, Thomas K. Miller, Lynne B. Brock, Roel Cuejilo, Mary Anne Wheeler, Rebecca Viersen and Laura Zielinski

MaSTech: An on-line community to support preservice and new teachers of middle grades mathematics and science
Susan N. Friel

VIRLAN: Collaborative Foreign Language Learning on the Internet for Primary Age Children: Problems and a Solution
James Milton and Anastasia Garbi

The Mystery Project: Bridging the Gap On-line
Esther J Dunbar, Susan Linklater and David Oakey

Parallel On-Line and In-Class Sections of "Writing for the Professions": A Practical Experiment
Victoria Hay and Dennis Isbell

Steps toward computer-supported collaborative learning for large classes
Stefano Renzi and Jane Klobas

Task Structuring for On-line Problem Based Learning: A Case Study
Vanessa Paz Dennen

Using Case Method and Experts in Inter-University Electronic Learning Teams
Anne Hoag and Thomas F. Baldwin

An Evaluation of Computer Mediated Communication to Support Group Discussion in Continuing Education
Rachel Pilkington, Catherine Bennett and Sarah Vaughan

Collaborative Learning via the Internet
Karen Ragoonaden and Pierre Bordeleau

Learning through Collaboration in a Distributed Education Environment
Pete Thomas and Linda Carswell

* Sub-theme: Building Learning Communities
Communities of Practice: A framework for fostering coherence in virtual learning communities
Jim Rogers

A Framework for Enabling an Internet Learning Community
Elizabeth Sklar and Jordan Pollack

Role of Contracts in Enhancing Community Building in Web Courses
Karen L. Murphy, Sue E. Mahoney and Tina J. Harvell

e-Learning Innovation through the Implementation of an Internet Supported Learning Environment
David Smith and Glenn Hardaker

* Sub-theme: Teacher Education and Staff Development
The sociality and spatiality of online pedagogy and collaborative learning in an educational media and technologies course
Cushla Kapitzke

Teacher Collaboration in a Networked Community
Daniel R. Dunlap, Dennis C. Neale and John M. Carroll

Using technologies in teaching: an initiative in academic staff development
Christine Spratt, Stuart Palmer and Jo Coldwell

The Civil War project: project-based collaborative learning in a virtual space
J. Scott Payne and Nils S. Peterson

Results of a telecollaborative activity involving geographically disparate preservice teachers
Kara M. Dawson, Cheryl L. Mason and Philip Molebash

Group Processes Online: Teaching collaboration through collaborative processes
Kath Fisher, Renata Phelps and Allan Ellis

Using computer-mediated communication to form a knowledge-building community with beginning teachers
Brian Ferry, Julie Kiggins, Garry Hoban and Lori Lockyer

The TRICOM Project: an evaluation of the use of communications technology in initial teacher education
Roy Barton and Michelle Selinger

** Full length article(s)
Involving Effectively Teachers and Students in the Life Cycle of an Intelligent Tutoring System
Maria Virvou and Victoria Tsiriga

** Invited article(s)
Towards a Philosophy of Instruction
J. Michael Spector

** Website review(s)
Math Goodies
Reviewers: Sue Elwood-Salinas and Peter Paolucci

** Book review(s
) How teachers learn technology best
Reviewer: Richard Malinski --

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