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This paper considers the issues that distance teachers in higher education who are not writing specialists face in supporting their students’ academic writing development. We discuss the usefulness of open web-based writing support resources, and propose the need for a system that serves as an interface with these resources. Such a system should help teachers to make quick selections of materials that can be offered to students to address specific problems in the students’ assignments. We consider principles for the design of such a system, based on the experience of building and testing a small prototype for tutors on an Open University Masters in Education course.
We aim to enable synergetic collaboration between people and between people and computers to enlighten them and enrich their lives.
To achieve our mission, we develop scalable automatic content analysis methods and quality metrics to analyze a huge amount of online text such as blogs, community-based question answering, forum discussions, news, reviews, Twitter, Wikipedia, etc. and to harvest explicit and implicit knowledge from these media. To ensure the quality of harvested knowledge, we automatically construct per-topic global and local expert rankings through statistical analysis of the people who created the online contents. The results are not only used to rate harvested knowledge but also to form an active expert network to which users can connect. To leverage the collective intelligence of the crowd, we design smart applications that simplify users’ tasks and also learn and improve from their interaction with users.
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Web-Based Learning, ICWL 2011, held in Hong Kong, China, in December 2011. The 27 revised full papers presented together with 9 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from about 100 submissions. The papers report on research results or novel applications in web-based learning and address issues such as technology enhanced learning, personalized and adaptive learning, computer support for intelligent tutoring, intelligent tools for visual learning, Web-based learning for oriental languages learning, game-based learning, personal learning environments, computer supported collaborative learning, Web 2.0 and social learning environments, intelligent learner and group modeling, human factors and affective computing for learning, e-learning platforms and tools, design, model and framework of e-learning systems, deployment, organization and management of learning objects, e-learning metadata and standards, semantic Web and ontologies for e-learning, mobile, situated and blended learning, pedagogical issues, as well as practice and experience sharing.