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Education and Development

Edited by Alex Lazinica

TU Wien, Austria


The widespread deployment and use of Information Technologies (IT) has paved the way for change in many fields of our societies. The Internet, mobile computing, social networks and many other advances in human communications have become essential to promote and boost education, technology and industry. On the education side, the new challenges related with the integration of IT technologies into all aspects of learning require revising the traditional educational paradigms that have prevailed for the last centuries. Additionally, the globalization of education and student mobility requirements are favoring a fluid interchange of tools, methodologies and evaluation strategies, which promote innovation at an accelerated pace. Curricular revisions are also taking place to achieved a more specialized education that is able to responds to the society�s requirements in terms of professional training. In this process, guaranteeing quality has also become a critical issue. On the industrial and technological side, the focus on ecological developments is essential to achieve a sustainable degree of prosperity, and all efforts to promote greener societies are welcome. In this book we gather knowledge and experiences of different authors on all these topics, hoping to offer the reader a wider view of the revolution taking place within and without our educational centers. In summary, we believe that this book makes an important contribution to the fields of education and technology in these times of great change, offering a mean for experts in the different areas to share valuable experiences and points of view that we hope are enriching to the reader. Enjoy the book!

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TechnologyEducation and DevelopmentEdited by Alex Lazinica

Published: October 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/141

ISBN: 978-953-307-007-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5872-1

Copyright year: 2009

Books open for chapter submissions

76546 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

27 Web of Science Citations

35 Dimensions Citations


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1. Competence-based Curriculum Development in Higher Education: a Globalised Concept?

By Wim Kouwenhoven


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2. Quality Assurance in University Administrative Services: Models, Techniques and Tools

By Juan Jose Tari


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3. The Active Participation of Students in Teaching Evaluation Processes within Universities

By Debora Aquario


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4. The Benefits of Schooling: A Human Capital Alocation into a Continuous Optimal Control Framework

By Athanasios A. Pantelous and Grigoris I. Kalogeropoulos


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5. Communication in the Distance Education Interaction Modes and the Pedagogical Design

By Ademilde Silveira Sartori


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6. Teams in Virtual Classes: an Experiential Perspective

By Joao Nogueira and Carmo Machado


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7. E-learning Platforms in Physics Education

By Teresa Martin-Blas


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8. Virtual Laboratory Methodologies in Electrical Engineering

By Maria Isabel Jimenez Gomez, Alberto Izquierdo Fuente, Juan Jose Villacorta Calvo, Lara del Val Puente and Mariano Raboso Mateos


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9. Customisation of Learning Paths and Network Optimisation in E-learning Systems

By Cristina De Castro and Paolo Toppan


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10. Integration of Information Technology in Science Education at Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

By Abdulkarem Eid S. Al-Alwani and Safeeullah Soomro


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11. Managing the Transition towards the EHEA through Learning-Style Assessment and the Adoption of Concept Maps

By Calafate, Cano and Manzoni


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12. Problem-based Learning: an Approach to Chemical Engineering Education within the EHEA

By Santiago Gomez-Ruiz, Damian Perez-Quintanilla and Isabel Sierra


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13. Cooperation between Universities to Develop an Online Learning Environment in Mathematics

By Maria Luisa Sein-Echaluce, Dolores Leris, Joaquin Castello, Vicente Martinez, Jose Manuel Correas and Natalia Boal


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14. Blended Learning in University Education: Activities, Results and Quality

By J.C. Jimenez-Saez and S. Ramirez


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15. ETCS Experiences in Zoology: Under and Postgraduate Courses

By Maria-Isabel Arnaldos and Maria-Dolores Garcia


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16. Adaptive Blended Learning: A Literature of Assets

By Francisco Arcos and Pablo Ortega


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17. Learning Network Assisted by Means of Symbolic Computation

By J.J. Miralles, J.A. Martinez, I. Marin and M.M. Artigao


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18. The Value of ICT and the Students' Heterogeneity

By Javier Bilbao, Miguel Rodriguez, Eugenio Bravo, Olatz Garcia, Concepcion Varela, Purificacion Gonzalez, Veronica Valdenebro and Izaskun Baro


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19. From the Point of View of Ready-to-Wear Industrial Practices of the Vocational High School Students Getting Clothing Education in Turkey

By Nurgul Kilinc and Meral Akkaya


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20. ICT Use in VET: The Virtual Training Centre for Shoe Design as a Model

By Aura Mihai and Mehmet Sahin


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21. Factors Contributing to Poor Performance of First Year Chemistry Students

By Fiona Marais and Andile Mji


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22. Different Approach to Information Technology - Teaching the Intelligent Systems Course

By Ana Madevska Bogdanova and Nevena Ackovska


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23. Research Informed Teaching: Enhancing the Teaching-Research Nexus in Science Disciplines

By Emilia Bertolo


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24. Learning by Teaching in Engineering: a Step beyond Learning by Doing

By Miguel Roma


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25. Cooperative Project-based Learning for Machine Design in the Industrial Engineering Program: Methodologies and Experiences

By Emilio Perez, Ignacio Penarrocha, Antonio Perez, Julio Serrano, Enrique Belenguer and Roberto Sanchis


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26. Unchain Your Traditions in Teaching with the Power of Technology

By Muge Topcuoglu Gunkan


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27. Pod it All? The Use of Podcasting in Curriculum Delivery, Assessment and Feedback

By Steve Spencer


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28. Use of Audio Files Improves Students' Performance in Higher Education

By Itziar Alonso-Arbiol


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29. Computerized Adaptive Testing, the Item Bank Calibration and a Tool for Easing the Process

By Javier Lopez-Cuadrado, Anaje Armendariz, Tomas A. Perez, Rosa Arruabarrena and Jose A. Vadillo


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30. The Use of Computer Algebra Systems in Calculus Teaching: Principles and Sample Applications

By Tolga Kabaca, Yilmaz Aksoy, Muharrem Aktumen and Seref Mirasyediglu


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31. Development of a Computational Software to Forecast Ozone Levels

By Elena Agirre, Albaro Anta and Luis Javier R. Barron


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32. Criteria for Promotion of Low Energy Buildings in Europe. The Italian Case

By Andrea Boeri and Danila Longo


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