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E Learning In European Smes

Author : Doris Beer, Ileana Hamburg, Bruxelles ARIEL Final Conference &
ISBN : 3830966318
Genre : Computer-assisted instruction
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The ARIEL-project, supported within the e-learning initiative of the European Commission, investigated supply and demand factors on the e-learning market for small and medium-sized enterprises and described future trends with the scenario method. The proceedings of the ARIEL final conference in 2005 give an overview of the research results.
Category: Computer-assisted instruction

Quality Assurance And Accreditation In Distance Education And E Learning

Author : Insung Jung
ISBN : 9781136849855
Genre : Education
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Quality assurance (QA) in open and distance learning (ODL) can be a contentious issue. Some argue that it should be judged by the same criteria and methods as face-to-face education, while others claim that it is so different in its organization, enrolments and operations that conventional QA mechanisms cannot apply. Some advocate the use of specific guidelines and standards for e-learning; others believe that, regardless of the technology, the basic principles of quality teaching and learning should apply. Providers who have enjoyed freedom from external scrutiny may resist attempts at external regulation and auditing and look upon QA as yet another imposition of corporatization and bureaucracy on education. Others see it as a means of establishing a culture of quality, self-reflection and self-improvement. There is little research-based literature to guide policy-makers, managers and practitioners in applying QA in education and training to ensure the right balance is found between accountability and autonomy, as well as assuring quality for the time and costs involved. In this respect, Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning is a book that is long overdue. It explains what is involved in QA and accreditation in education. It describes and analyzes applications of these practices in open, distance, dual-mode and conventional universities throughout Europe, North America, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific, looking at open schooling, e-learning in conventional schools, non-formal adult and community education, and corporate and small-to-medium enterprises. Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Distance Education and e-Learning is edited and authored by experts with extensive international experience in ODL, e-learning and QA who give careful consideration to the possibilities and challenges involved. The book will be an invaluable guide for all policy-makers, managers, practitioners and researchers in the field.
Category: Education

E Learning

Author : Boyka Gradinarova
ISBN : 9789535121886
Genre : Computers
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In this book, we can read about new technologies that enhance training and performance; discover new, exciting ways to design and deliver content; and have access to proven strategies, practices and solutions shared by experts. The authors of this book come from all over the world; their ideas, studies, findings and experiences are beneficial contributions to enhance our knowledge in the field of e-learning. The book is divided into three sections, and their respective chapters refer to three macro areas. The first section of the book covers Instructional Design of E-learning, considering methodology and tools for designing e-learning environments and courseware. Also, there are examples of effective ways of gaming and educating. The second section is about Organizational Strategy and Management. The last section deals with the new Developments in E-learning Technology, emphasizing subjects like knowledge building by mobile e-learning systems, cloud computing and new proposals for virtual learning environments/platforms.
Category: Computers


Author : Patrizia Ghislandi
ISBN : 9789535104759
Genre : Computers
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The term was coined when electronics, with the personal computer, was very popular and internet was still at its dawn. It is a very successful term, by now firmly in schools, universities, and SMEs education and training. Just to give an example 3.5 millions of students were engaged in some online courses in higher education institutions in 2006 in the USA1.eLearning today refers to the use of the network technologies to design, deliver, select, manage and broaden learning and the possibilities made available by internet to offer to the users synchronous and asynchronous learning, so that they can access the courses content anytime and wherever there is an internet connection.
Category: Computers

New Directions In Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems And Services 2

Author : Ernesto Damiani
ISBN : 9783642029363
Genre : Computers
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The theme of the 2nd International KES Symposium on Intelligent Interactive Multimedia Systems and Services was integration of multimedia processing techniques in a new wave of user-centric services and processes. This text offers the symposium’s proceedings.
Category: Computers

The Challenge Of E Learning In Small Enterprises

Author : Graham Attwell
ISBN : UOM:39015061736644
Genre : Computer literacy
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The effective utilisation of e-learning resources in a small and medium sized enterprise (SME) depends on a sound learning infrastructure. This is the main result of a small research project, jointly undertaken by Cedefop and the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) that looked at the key issues in the use of e-learning in SMEs. A learning infrastructure is not just about computers and networks but entails the existence of a training strategy for human resource development. There is little evidence, apart from isolated knowledge-rich companies, to suggest that an individual SME is able to provide this kind of infrastructure. Thus, regional based support or advisory bodies must play a key role. E-learning in SMEs may be most powerful when it is integrated in company business processes through networks and systems for business development. This facilitates informal learning which is integrated with work processes. The tools or software systems used for learning may not be dedicated e-learning platforms but everyday business systems and software designed to promote learning objectives at the same time as business objectives. Thus, the idea of e-resources in place of e-learning materials is put forward. -- EU Bookshop.
Category: Computer literacy

A Road Map To The Development Of European Sme Networks

Author : Agostino Villa
ISBN : 9781848003422
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Recent European Commission studies recall the urgency of promoting new and more robust Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), due to the rise of enormous global markets and the emergence of a new industrial system originating from the distinctly different business culture of the Far East. A “road map” for the survival of SMEs in Europe must be based on an accurate analysis of the most significant causes behind the weaknesses of SMEs. Several research projects conclude that SMEs must join together to create “networks”. Yet the majority of the existing networks suffer from a lack of real coordination: it is clear that a method for analyzing the governance of the network and its collaboration efficiency is essential for assuring effective performance. “A Road Map to the Development of European SME Networks” addresses this task: describing the method of analysis, allowing comparisons to be made between SME networks in different European countries, and providing information on a supporting web site.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Advances In E Learning Experiences And Methodologies

Author : Garc¡a-Pe¤alvo, Francisco Jos‚
ISBN : 9781599047584
Genre : Computers
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Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.
Category: Computers

Eadoption And The Knowledge Economy

Author : Paul Cunningham
ISBN : 1586034707
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This book brings together a comprehensive collection on commercial, government or societal exploitation of the Internet and ICT, representing cutting edge research from over 30 countries. The issues, applications and case studies presented facilitate knowledge sharing, which is key to addressing global eAdoption issues and the Digital Divide. It can be sued to benchmark regional and national developments, avoid previous mistakes and identify potential partners and exploitation opportunities." -- Preface.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Progress In Automation Robotics And Measuring Techniques

Author : Roman Szewczyk
ISBN : 9783319157962
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents recent progresses in control, automation, robotics and measuring techniques. It includes contributions of top experts in the fields, focused on both theory and industrial practice. The particular chapters present a deep analysis of a specific technical problem which is in general followed by a numerical analysis and simulation and results of an implementation for the solution of a real world problem. The presented theoretical results, practical solutions and guidelines will be useful for both researchers working in the area of engineering sciences and for practitioners solving industrial problems.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Cordis Focus

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ISBN : IND:30000081143582
Genre : Research
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Category: Research

Global Security Safety And Sustainability

Author : Hamid Jahankhani
ISBN : 9783642334481
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Global Security, Safety, and Sustainability (ICDS3), and of the 4th e-Democracy Joint Conferences (e-Democracy 2011) which were held in Thessaloniki in August 2011. The 37 revised full papers presented were carefully selected from numerous submissions. Conference papers promote research and development activities of innovative applications and methodologies and applied technologies.
Category: Computers

Sme Fp6 Project Catalogue

Author : European Commission. Directorate General for Research
ISBN : IND:30000123814943
Genre : European Commission
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The Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) which ran from 2002 to 2006, offered innovative small to mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) with good research ideas but no research facilities the possibility to outsource their research to research performers via two specifi c schemes devoted exclusively to the needs of SMEs: Co-operative Research and Collective Research. This catalogue contains all 473 projects funded under both schemes. What is a Co-operative Research project? A Co-operative Research project supports SMEs that can innovate but which have no research facilities of their own. It brings together these smaller players from different countries with a specifi c research objective or need and then assigns a large part of the work required to research and development (R&D) performers. R&D performers could be universities, research centres or technological institutes. They do not control the results they produce; the ownership and intellectual property rights of the research remains exclusively with the SMEs which contract out the work. FP6 placed a strong emphasis on this kind of SME support and set aside about EUR 320 million to fi nance Co-operative Research activities. Typical Co-operative projects last from 1 to 2 years and cost between EUR 0.5 and EUR 2 million each. [ from introduction ] Publisher's note.
Category: European Commission

Handbook Of Research On Information Security And Assurance

Author : Gupta, Jatinder N. D.
ISBN : 9781599048567
Genre : Computers
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"This book offers comprehensive explanations of topics in computer system security in order to combat the growing risk associated with technology"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Computers