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The Necessity and an Outline of an Integral Approach to Designing Intelligent Tutoring Systems of a New Generation
Subtitle: Towards Increasing Effectiveness of Knowledge Transfer on the Basis of Ideas and Methods of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 1(1), 1998)

Moderators: Vladimir A. Fomichov (Fomitchev), Professor, K.E.Tsiolkovsky Russian State Technological University, Russia, and Olga S. Fomichova (Fomitcheva), Head of the Studio "Culture, Ecology, and Foreign Languages", Russia

Summarisers: Same as moderators

Discussion: 1-9 Aug. 98
Summing up: 10-12 Aug. 98
Web-Based Tutoring Systems
Subtitle: Does the web offer solution to many old problems but create new ones in turn?

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 1(1), 1998)

Moderator: Ashok Patel, Director, CAL Research & Software Engineering Centre, United Kingdom

Summariser: Samantha Hobbs, Lecturer, Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Discussion: 31 Aug.-9 Sept. 98
Summing up: 10-11 Sept. 98
If only my intelligent pedagogical agent could ... !

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(1), 1999)

Moderator: Scott Overmyer, Associate Professor, Drexel University, USA

Summariser: Same as moderator

Discussion: 28 Sept. - 7 Oct. 98
Summing up: 8 - 9 Oct. 98
The role of student knowledge in the design of computer-based learning environments

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(1), 1999)

Moderator: John Eklund, Lecturer, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Summariser: Same as moderator

Discussion: 26 Oct. - 4 Nov. 98
Summing up: 5 - 6 Nov. 98
The 'next generation', like tomorrow, never comes.
Shouldn't we be learning how to make tried and tested 'old' technologies work for us and our students, in reliable and pedagogically effective ways, instead of being seduced by the blandishments of the technocrats?


(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(2), 1999)

Moderator: Chris O'Hagan, Dean of Learning Development, University of Derby, United Kingdom

Summariser: Karen Allnutt, Instructional/ training software developer, University of Iowa, USA

Discussion: 23 Nov. - 2 Dec. 98
Summing up: 3 - 4 Dec. 98
Adult learner behaviors in workplace vs. educational environments
(French version)

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(2), 1999)

Moderator: Nora Carrol, President, The First Forward Institute, Inc., USA

Summarisers: Mary Harrsch, College of Education, University of Oregon, USA, and Karen Kaminski, Colorado State University/OIS, USA

Discussion: 11 - 20 Jan. 99
Summing up: 21 - 22 Jan. 99
Learning strategies then and now: the same or different?

Moderator: M. David Merrill, Professor of Instructional Technology, Utah State University, USA

Summariser: Diane Ehrlich, Professor, Human Resource Development, Northeastern Illinois University, USA

Discussion: 8 - 17 Feb. 99
Summing up: 18 - 19 Feb. 99
Effective pedagogies for managing collaborative learning in on-line learning environments

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(2), 1999)

Moderator: J Roger Hartley, Professor, Computer Based Learning Unit, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Summariser: Eli Collins-Brown, Texas Christian University, USA

Discussion: 1 - 10 Mar. 99
Summing up: 11 - 12 Mar. 99
Technology and the Future of Higher Education

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(3), 1999)

Moderator: Tom Abeles, President, Sagacity, Inc., USA

Summariser: Doroteia Pita, Department of Education, University of Madeira, Portugal

Discussion: 19 - 28 Apr. 99
Summing up: 29 - 30 Apr. 99
Instructional Design in the Information Age

Moderator: Philip Duchastel, Nova Southeastern University, USA

Summariser: Vittorio Scarano, Universita' di Salerno, Italy

Discussion: 17 - 26 May 99
Summing up: 27 - 28 May 99
Development of Standards or Criteria for Effective Online Courses

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(3), 1999)

Moderators: David L. Little, RMI Media Productions, Inc., USA

Summariser: Bernardo Humberto Banega, Grupo Buck de Argentina & Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina

Discussion: 14 - 23 June 99
Summing up: 24 - 25 June 99
Preparing teachers and trainers for the C21st.

Moderator: Martin Owen, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom

Summariser: Same as above

Discussion: 12 - 28 July 99
Summing up: 29 - 30 July 99
Technology and the Biological Basis of Learning

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(4), 1999)

Moderator: Robert N. Leamnson, Professor of Biology, UMass Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA

Summariser: Muhammad Betz, Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, USA

Discussion: 9 - 18 August 99
Summing up: 19 - 20 August 99
The Role of Computer Programming in Education from Young Children to Doctoral Students

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(4), 1999)

Moderator: Ken Kahn, President, Animated Programs, USA

Summariser: Harriette L. Spiegel, Florida State University, USA

Discussion: 6 - 15 September 99
Summing up: 16 - 17 September 99
Flexible Learning: Can we really please everyone?

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 2(4), 1999)

Moderator: Alan Holzl, Research and Development Officer, University of Queensland, Australia

Summariser: Reema Khurana, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India

Discussion: 4 - 13 October 99
Summing up: 14 - 15 October 99
Transactional distance theory as a foundation for developing innovative and reactive instruction

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(1), 2000)

Moderator: Wendy Lowe, Oracle, Canada

Summariser: Same as moderator

Discussion: 1 - 10 November 99
Summing up: 11 - 12 November 99
Student Hypermedia Composition

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(1), 2000)

Moderator: Jill Jameson, Director Student Programmes, Abingdon College, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Summariser: Same as moderator

Discussion: 29 Nov. - 8 December 99
Summing up: 9 - 10 December 99
Curriculum, Instruction, and the Internet

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(2), 2000)

Moderator: Muhammad Betz, Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, USA

Summariser: Same as moderator

Discussion: 17 - 26 January 2000
Summing up: 27 - 28 January 2000
Learning Objects and Instruction Components

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(2), 2000)

Moderator: Clark Quinn, KnowledgePlanet.com, USA

Summariser: Samantha Hobbs, Open University, United Kingdom

Discussion: 14 - 23 February 2000
Summing up: 24 - 25 February 2000
Can abstraction be used as a unifying paradigm to design intelligent educational systems?

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(3), 2000)

Moderator: Ruddy Lelouche, Universite Laval, Canada

Summariser: Magali Seguran, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Discussion: 13 - 22 March 2000
Summing up: 23 - 24 March 2000
Toward the development of (an) On-line teaching model(s)

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(3), 2000)

Moderator & Summariser: Ania Lian, University of Queensland, Australia

Discussion: 3 - 12 April 2000
Summing up: 13 - 14 April 2000
Communications Technology and Personal Identity Formation

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(3), 2000)

Moderator & Summariser: Leslie Henrickson, University of California - Los Angeles, USA

Discussion: 1 - 10 May 2000
Summing up: 11 - 12 May 2000
Implementing Virtual Learning Environments: Looking for Holistic Approach

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(3), 2000)

Moderators & Summarisers: Mario Barajas, University of Barcelona, Spain
Martin Owen, University of Wales, Bangor, United Kingdom

Discussion: 29 May - 7 June 2000
Summing up: 8 - 9 June 2000
Enhancing Social Interaction in Computer-Mediated Distance Education

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(4), 2000)

Moderator & Summariser: Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix Online, USA

Discussion: 28 August - 6 September 2000
Summing up: 7 - 8 September 2000
Information Technology and schools: the principal's role

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 3(4), 2000)

Moderator: Des Wilsmore, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Summariser: Muhammad Betz, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, USA

Discussion: 25 September - 4 October 2000
Summing up: 5 - 6 October 2000
Prospect of a Technology-based Learner Interface for Schools

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(1), 2001)

Moderator & Summariser: Arthur M. Recesso, Valdosta State University, USA
Discussion: 23 October - 1 November 2000
Summing up: 2 - 3 November 2000
Personal Journeys: an examination of the use of text based role play in constructing knowledge

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(1), 2001)

Moderator & Summariser: Catherine Burke, Bretton Hall College, United Kingdom
Discussion: 20 - 29 November 2000
Summing up: 30 November - 1 December 2000
Practical Strategies for Teaching Computer-Mediated Classes

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(2), 2001)

Moderator & Summariser: Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix Online, USA
Discussion: 15 - 24 January 2001
Summing up: 25 - 26 January 2001
Ideal features of Web-based role play generator

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(2), 2001)

Moderator: Albert Ip, Digital Learning Systems, Australia
Summariser: Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix Online, USA
Discussion: 12 - 21 February 2001
Summing up: 22 - 23 February 2001
Distilling the language of cyberspace

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(3), 2001)

Moderator & Summariser: John Laurie, Australian Emergency Management Institute, Australia
Discussion: 12 - 21 March 2001
Summing up: 22 - 23 March 2001
Establishing a community of learners: the use of IT as an effective learning tool in rural primary or elementary schools

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(3), 2001)

Moderator: Des Wilsmore, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Summariser: Leslie Henrickson, University of California - Los Angeles, USA
Discussion: 9-18 April 2001
Summing up: 19-20 April 2001
CALL: Can a teacher do it alone?

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(3), 2001)

Moderator: Charles Adamson, Miyagi University, Japan
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 14-23 May 2001
Summing up: 24-25 May 2001
Online Resource Page: Using Technology to Enhance the Teaching and Learning Process

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 4(4), 2001)

Moderator: Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 27 August - 5 September 2001
Summing up: 6 - 7 September 2001
Video Games and the Attack on America

Moderator: Marc Prensky, CEO, games2train.com, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 8 - 17 October 2001
Summing up: 18 - 19 October 2001
Beyond Classroom Solutions: New Design Perspectives for Online Learning Excellence

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 5(2), 2002)

Moderator: Margaret (Maggie) Martinez, The Training Place, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 21 - 30 January 2002
Summing up: 31 January - 1 February 2002
The Future of Learning

Moderator: Alfred Bork, University of California, Irvine, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 18 - 27 February 2002
Summing up: 28 February - 1 March 2002
Principles of Best Practice for 21st Century Education

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 5(2), 2002)

Moderator: Mark Nichols, UeLearning Consultant, UCOL, New Zealand
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 15-24 April 2002
Summing up: 25-26 April 2002
Effective Online Assessment Strategies for Today's Colleges & Universities

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 5(4), 2002)

Moderator: Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix Online, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 23 Sept. – 2 October 2002
Summing up: 3 – 4 October 2002
Points of Learning and Teaching Systems (POLTS)

Moderator: M.O. Thirunarayanan, Florida International University, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 4–13 November 2002
Summing up: 14–15 November 2002
A theory for eLearning

(Published in Educational Technology & Society 6(2), 2002)

Moderator: Mark Nichols, UCOL, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 10–19 March 2003
Summing up: 20-21 March 2003
Developing a system to capture knowledge based on sharable and self documenting learning objects

Moderator: Michael Verhaart, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 19–28 May 2003
Summing up: 29-30 May 2003
Radio as the Learning Bridge

Moderator: Ramesh Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 16-25 June 2003
Summing up: 26-27 June 2003
adaptive (and adaptable) hypermedia applied in education, from an authoring point of view

Moderator: Alexandra Cristea, Technical University Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 14-23 July 2003
Summing up: 24-25 July 2003
The E-book vs the ordinary book

Moderator: Zygmunt Scheidlinger, Tel Aviv, Israel
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: 11-20 August 2003
Summing up: 21-22 August 2003
An Initial Experiment For Attaining Education For All

Moderator: Alfred Bork, University of California, Irvine, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: September 8-17, 2003
Summing up: September 18-19, 2003
Should Online Course Design Meet Accessibility Standards?

Moderator: Peter Paolucci, York University and Learn Canada, Canada
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: October 6-15, 2003
Summing up: October 16-17, 2003
Interactivity in computer-mediated college and university education: A recent review of the literature

Moderator: Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix Online, USA and Charles Juwah, The Robert Gordon University, UK
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: November 10-19, 2003
Summing up: November 20-21, 2003
Participation in on-line courses – how essential is it?

Moderator: Bill Williams, Setubal Polytechnic, Portugal
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: January 19-28, 2004
Summing up: January 29-30, 2004
Is it effective to use websites in getting parents involved in education?

Moderator: Jiyoon Yoon, University of Minnesota, Duluth, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: February 16-25, 2004
Summing up: February 26-27, 2004
Motivation and hygiene as a framework for eLearning practice

Moderator: Mark Nichols, Director of Course Design, Centre for Distance Learning, Bible College of New Zealand
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: March 29 - April 7, 2004
Summing up: April 8-9, 2004
Law of the Minimum in Learning

Moderator: M. Yasar Oden, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: April 19-28, 2004
Summing up: April 29-30, 2004
Cognitive and Logical Rationales for e-Learning Objects

Moderator: Hansjoerg (George) von Brevern, Research Group Information Engineering, Switzerland
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: May 3-12, 2004
Summing up: May 13-14, 2004
Documenting good education and training practices through design patterns

Moderator: Mitchell Weisburgh, PILOT Online Learning, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: May 31 - June 9, 2004
Summing up: June 10-11, 2004
Formal online discussions: reflections on process

Moderator: Bill Williams, Setubal Polytechnic, Portugal
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: September 13 - 22, 2004
Summing up: September 23 - 24, 2004
Transitional Developments in Online Courses and Programs: Theory and Practice

Moderator: Muhammad Betz, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and University of Phoenix , USA, and Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix , USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: January 17 - 26, 2005
Summing up: January 27 - 28, 2005
Implementing an Innovation Cluster in Educational Settings In Order to Develop Constructivist-Based Learning Environments

Moderator: Donna Russell, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Art Schneiderheinze, Project Construct National Center, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: February 14 - 23, 2005
Summing up: February 24 - 25, 2005
Interactive E-learning: Why Can't We Get Beyond Bulletin Boards?

Moderator:William R. Klemm, Texas A&M University, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: March 14 - 23, 2005
Summing up: March 24 - 25, 2005
Enabling Self-Directed Learning

Moderator: John Olszewski and Graham Clarke, 53Technology, USA
Elizabeth Clarke, IBM Business Consulting Services, USA
Summariser: Same as moderator
Discussion: April 11-20, 2005
Summing up: April 21-22, 2005
Strategic e-learning implementation

Moderator:Mark Nichols and Bill Anderson, , Massey University, New Zealand
Summariser: Same as moderators
Discussion: July 11-20, 2005
Summing up: July 21-22, 2005
Advising Online Dissertation Students

Moderator:Brent Muirhead and Kimberly D. Blum, University of Phoenix Online, USA
Summariser: Same as moderators
Discussion: September 7-14, 2005
Summing up: September 15-16, 2005
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