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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

May 22, 2013 Volume 9, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. Inquiry-based learning in Science Education. Why e-learning can make a difference

    Gabriella Agrusti, Roma Tre University - Department of Education, Italy

    Inquiry-based learning in Science Education is based on the belief that it is crucial to ensure that students deeply understand what they are learning, and not simply repeat contents and... More

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  2. Linguistic competence and mathematics learning: the tools of e-learning

    Giovannina Albano, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Ingegneria Elettrica e Matematica Applicata – Università di Salerno, Italy; Pier Ferrari, Dipartimento di Scienze e Innovazione Tecnologica – Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Italy

    This paper addresses the issue of mathematics education in e-learning platforms. In the frame of discursive approach to mathematics learning, the discussion is focused on multisemioticity and... More

    pp. 27-41

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  3. E-learning in teacher professional development in innovation and formative guidance on modern physics: the case of IDIFO Master’s Programs

    Marisa Michelini, Lorenzo Santi & Alberto Stefanel, University of Udine, Italy

    The professional development of in-service teachers is becoming an increasingly “hot” research topic internationally. Innovations in both methodologies and content are a challenge for schools... More

    pp. 43-75

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  4. Creating e-learning History of Art courses in higher education

    Giada Marinensi, University of Rome, Italy; Claudia Matera, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

    In the last years the number of technological tools and devices at the disposal of art historians is constantly increased. New technologies are changing the way art history is taught or, at least, ... More

    pp. 77-87

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  5. Development of Serious Games for Music Education

    Mattia Bergomi & Luca Ludovico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

    Serious games have proved to be an effective educational tool in many fields. The first goal of this paper is to illustrate some possible applications to music and their advantages. Moreover, music... More

    pp. 89-104

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  6. Natural User Interfaces as a powerful tool for courseware design in Physical Education

    Pio Di Tore, Università degli studi di Salerno,, Italy; Tiziana Discepolo, Università degli studi di Salerno, Italy; Stefano Di Tore, Università degli studi di Salerno,, Italy

    This article aims to describe a possible scenario for the applications of e-learning solutions to the field of Physical Education. Knowledge related to Physical Education is here defined as... More

    pp. 105-114

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  7. Lecture-Recordings: A solution for students of psychology as a minor subject?

    Tatjana Spaeth-Hilbert, Tina Seufert & Stefan Wesner, Ulm University, Germany

    Students of psychology as a minor subject often face the problem that they cannot attend psychology lectures as they coincide with courses in their major field of studies. A solution for these... More

    pp. 115-127

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  8. Disaster Education: a narrative-based approach to support learning, motivation and students’ engagement

    Giuseppina Mangione, CRMPA – Centro di Ricerca in Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Italy; Nicola Capuano, Francesco Orciuoli & Pierluigi Ritrovato, DIEM – University of Salerno, Italy

    Over the last decade, the interest in disaster education has grown rapidly. Several studies demonstrate that effective results can be obtained in this field only with instructional methods able to ... More

    pp. 129-152

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  9. Inclusive education: strategies and opportunities for preparing teachers through the use of ICT in the Italian compulsory school

    Anna Dipace, Università degli Studi di Foggia, Italy

    The focus of this paper is on the importance of preparing teachers for inclusive education through the acquisition of disciplinary competencies and integrated and strategic use of educational... More

    pp. 153-167

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  10. Semantic wiki for learning and teaching computer science

    Gianni Vercelli, University of Genoa, Italy; Giuliano Vivanet, University of Cagliari, Italy

    This paper discusses the use of a collaborative learning environment, specifically designed for computer science education. In particular, we investigate how students (may) meaningfully learn... More

    pp. 169-179

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