Towards an Intelligent Learning Management System Under Blended Learning, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3319020781
  • ISBN-13: 9783319020785
  • DDC: 371.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 235 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Presents recent research in Intelligent Learning Management Systems under Blended Learning Investigates the conceptual, cultural, educational and innovative landscape, in the context of intelligent online learning environments Written by experts in the field What are the key channels to change in blended instructional practice as they relate to the use of a learning management system (LMS)? What role LMS users' profiles play in facilitating change in practice? Can we model users' quality of interaction (QoI) with LMS? How inclusiveness and affectiveness could lead to a personalized intelligent LMS (iLMS)? If these questions sound intrinsic to you and to your own experience and circumstance, then this book fits absolutely to you. Here, the term Blended – viewed as a fuzzy concept – is understood as a stepping-stone on the way to the future, to explain the multiple ways human beings think/act/feel of society in the 21st century and to embrace the opportunity of humans to re/co-construct new knowledge through the intermediation role of the technology. Initially, based on an online learning environment' theoretical framework, some current issues of the educational processes in the digital age of Web 2.0 are analyzed. Then, after exploring the main methodological procedures, characteristic examples of research case studies follow, including LMS users' trends and profiles and modeling of their QoI using fuzzy logic. This book offers useful information that evokes initiatives towards rethinking of the value, efficiency, inclusiveness, affectiveness and personalization of the iLMS-based b-learning environment, both by the educators, the LMS designers and educational policy decision makers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Review of Literature: From Macro to Micro Intelligent Point of View.
2: E-Learning Exequibility in the Information and Knowledge Society.
3: Coresponsibility on Negotiation Process and Issues in Blended Instruction.
4: Embracing and Embedding Techno-Pedagogical Strategies.
5: Blending Quantitative and Qualitative Methods: Triangulation as a State of Mind.
6: Data Collection Strategies.
7: Data Preparation and Implementation.
8: Data Treatment Techniques.
9: The Art and Science of a Case Study in Higher Education: Towards a Pro-Intelligent System.
10: On Approaching Usability Issues in an OLE.
11: Rethinking Blended Instruction: Academic Community and Teachers' Profiles.
12: Towards an Enriched LMS for B-Learning Environment: Students' Profiles.
13: On Modeling Users' Quality of Interaction with LMS Using Fuzzy Logic.
14: From Blended to Inclusive Learning Environment.
15: Overall Landscape.
16: Coda and Critical Discussion: A Systemic Analysis of an Intelligent OLE.
17: Concluding Remarks and Probing Further.
List of Institutional Websites.
Interview Planning Guide.
Interview Planning Guide.
Interview Planning Guide.