Vol. 14, No. 4 of the Journal of Educational Technology and Society is a collection of papers from researchers ‘working on different disciplines related to the design, development, use and evaluation of technology-enhanced learning environments and devising the new technologies that will be the foundation of the next generation of e-learning systems.’
The papers cover:
- developing communications skills in a 3 D virtual environment
- the automatic development of conceptual maps of student works to ascertain learners’ progress and identify remedial actions
- a discussion of motivational and methodological issues involved in automatic affect inference in learning technologies
- four papers on the semantic web and improvement of learning processes
- a workflow for learning objects lifecycle that can support their reuse and a set of metrics for evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of reuse.