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ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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Nagib C. Callaos


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Fostering Inter-Disciplinary Communication (FIC)
Nagib Callaos
(pages: 1-37)

A Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Program to Totally Transform Education
Russell J. Hendel
(pages: 38-76)

An Evaluation of Two Realist Philosophical Approaches for Rigorous Interdisciplinary Communication
Fr. Joseph R. Laracy
(pages: 77-89)

Pragmatism in Online Education – A Case Study Based on the E-learning Practices of Three Adult Trainers
Melpomeni Papadopoulou
(pages: 90-102)

Humanities and Mathematical Approaches in the Case of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Olga Bernikova, Oleg Redkin
(pages: 103-115)

Inclusive Education and the Development of the Self-Concept Concerning Mathematical Competences
Sarah Wieckert
(pages: 116-125)

Rights of Disabled Students in University Examination Procedures under Special Consideration of the COVID-19 Situation
Ulrike Quapp, Klaus Holschemacher
(pages: 126-144)

The Inter/Trans-Disciplinary Balancing Act: The Exclusive/Inclusive Determinants, Processes, and Consequences That Impact our Socio-Economic Systems
Susu Nousala, Marie Davidová
(pages: 145-157)

Challenges for e-Health Use and Administration Efficiency in the Health Care Sector, an Interdisciplinary Research
Jesús Salvador Vivanco
(pages: 158-171)

A Study on the Use of Deep Learning for Detecting Subsurface Structures
Luan Rios Campos, Peterson Nogueira Santos, Davidson Martins Moreira, Erick Giovani Sperandio Nascimento
(pages: 172-189)

Algorithm of Problem Solving in Educational Data Mining Approach
Premysl Zaskodny
(pages: 190-210)

An Interdisciplinary Machine Learning Approach for Wind Speed Forecasting
Pedro Junior Zucatelli, Erick Giovani Sperandio Nascimento, Alejandro Mauricio Gutiérrez Arce, Davidson Martins Moreira
(pages: 211-236)

Data Mining Tools in Science Education and Their Resources
Premysl Zaskodny
(pages: 237-246)


 

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Web-based education in Spanish Universities. A Comparison of Open Source E-Learning Platforms.

José María Fuentes, Álvaro Ramírez-Gómez, Ana Isabel García, Francisco Ayuga


Web-based education or „e-learning‟ has become a critical component in higher education for the last decade, replacing other distance learning methods, such as traditional computer training or correspondence learning. The number of university students who take on-line courses is continuously increasing all over the world. In Spain, nearly a 90% of the universities have an institutional e-learning platform and over 60% of the traditional on-site courses use this technology as a supplement to the traditional face-to-face classes. This new form of learning allows the disappearance of geographical barriers and enables students to schedule their own learning process, among some other advantages. On-line education is developed through specific software called „e-learning platform‟ or „virtual learning environment‟ (VLE). A considerable number of web-based tools to deliver distance courses are currently available. Open source software packages such as Moodle, Sakai, dotLRN or Dokeos are the most commonly used in the virtual campuses of Spanish universities. This paper analyzes the possibilities that virtual learning environments provide university teachers and learners and offers a technical comparison among some of the most popular e-learning learning platforms.

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