[AISWorld] Contents of Vol. 13, No. 3 of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET, an EI journal)

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------- Annoucement of the publication of  --------------
----- Vol. 13, No. 3 of IJDET (an EI journal) -----------

We are glad to announce the publication of Vol. 13, No. 3 of 
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET, 
an EI journal). This is a special issue on MOOCs. In this issue, 
FIVE papers are included:

Special Issue on “Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)”
Jason C. Hung, Timothy K. Shih, Qun Jin

A Systematic Mapping on the Learning Analytics Field and Its Analysis 
in the Massive Open Online Courses Context (pages 1-24)
Barbara Moissa, Isabela Gasparini, Avanilde Kemczinski
Learning Analytics (LA) is a field that aims to optimize learning through the study of dynamical processes occurring in the students' context. It covers the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data about students and their contexts. This study aims at surveying existing research on LA to identify approaches, topics, and needs for future research. A systematic mapping study is launched to find as much literature as possible. The 127 papers found (resulting in 116 works) are classified with respect to goals, data types, techniques, stakeholders and interventions. Despite the increasing interest in field, there are no studies relating it to the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) context. The goal of this paper is twofold, first we present the systematic mapping on LA and after we analyze its findings in the MOOCs context. As results we provide an overview of LA and identify perspectives and challenges in the MOOCs context.
DOI: 10.4018/IJDET.2015070101

Auto Grouping and Peer Grading System in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) (pages 25-43)
Yi Chiou, Timothy K. Shih
E-learning is a progressive way of learning through online courses. Instructors pass information to learners via context and videos embedded in active webpages, so that learners intake knowledge of what they need. Now e-learning is not simply providing course materials, while the trend of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is recently applied widely, the concept of flipped classroom is well deployed everywhere. Courses are designed more practical, suitable, and problem-solving inclined. By this way, learners' learning effectiveness and learning motivation are triggered. In this research, the authors will develop an online learning platform and improve the existing methods of peer grouping and peer assessment, to promote the concept of MOOCs.
DOI: 10.4018/ijdet.2015070102

Investigation about Participatory Teachers' Training based on MOOC (pages 44-52)
Qing-Guo Zhou, Shou-Chao Guo, Rui Zhou
In consideration of shortcomings of general teachers' training module, such as less chance, inefficiency, theory-practice gap and short duration, we expounds the concept and process of teachers' training module based on MOOC, discusses how MOOC platform promote collaborative teachers' training development and improve teachers' training methods and other issues in this paper. This paper proposes collaborative teachers' training model with analysis and argumentation on theory, performance and learning support both inside and outside the classroom, aiming for a reference for every education trainers.
DOI: 10.4018/ijdet.2015070103

Project based Case Learning and Massive Open Online Courses (pages 53-60)
Bo Jian, Cheng Yang
In this article, the authors provide a new approach to massive open online course: project based case learning. Although there are many online teaching websites, such as Coursera and Edx, most of the courses are video based. That is, students learn knowledge through watching lecture videos. This method may apply to theoretical subjects, but for engineering courses—since they have strong practical background—watching videos is not an effective way for these courses. In order to solve this problem, the authors offer this new approach: that is, students learn knowledge by playing as different roles and doing and concluding different tasks themselves. And all tasks form a whole project. This project based case learning method uses “learning-by-doing” as a central theme and E-learning as a carrier. Compared with video based learning, this new method is a combination of theory and practical operation that enable the students to master the knowledge in engineering subjects more thoroughly and profoundly.
DOI: 10.4018/ijdet.2015070104

Exploring the Effectiveness of Self-Regulated Learning in 
Massive Open Online Courses on Non-Native English Speakers (pages 61-73)
Liang-Yi Chung
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are expanding the scope of online distance learning in the creation of a cross-country global learning environment. For learners worldwide, MOOCs offer a wealth of online learning resources. However, such a diversified environment makes the learning process complicated and challenging. To achieve their objectives, learners need to adapt regulation strategies based on different situations in the process, which is called self-regulated learning. Previous research findings emphasize that self-efficacy is one of the key factors that influences self-regulated learning. Currently MOOCs are primarily offered in English, but many students are non-native English speakers. For these learners, English serves as a cross-language and cross-cultural communication medium, and English self-efficacy is a defining element affecting this language application. To further examine the impact of English self-efficacy on self-regulated learning, this study uses non-native English learners in MOOCs as test subjects. It is evident that there is a positive and significant correlation between non-English learners' self-efficacy and self-regulated learning in MOOCs; the higher the English self-efficacy, the better use of self-regulated learning strategies. This study aims to offer some insight into self-regulated learning strategies of non-native English speakers taking MOOCs, so relevant instructors can subsequently provide more suitable and effective learning methods.
DOI: 10.4018/ijdet.2015070105

------- General Call for Papers for IJDET (an EI journal)-----------
The electronic version of this cfp can be seen at

International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET)

The International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) is
a forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions
to the automation of open and distance learning. Targeted to academic
researchers and engineers who work with distance learning programs and
software systems, as well as general users of distance education technologies
and methods, IJDET discusses computational methods, algorithms,
implemented prototype systems, and applications of open and distance learning.
All manuscripts submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed according to
the procedure consisting of initial review, peer review, and recommendation

Editor in Chief:
Dr. Maiga Chang (maiga.chang at gmail.com)

Compendex (Elsevier EI), DBLP, EBSCOhost, ERIC, Google Scholar,
INSPEC, PsycINFOR, SCOPUS, and many others

Suggested topics:
IJDET is an EI journal and the scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:
- Assessment
- Distance Learning for Culture and Arts
- Intelligent and Adaptive Learning
- Intelligent Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
- Mobile Learning
- Nurse Medical Healthcare
- Pedagogical Issues
- Social Learning
- Serious Games for Distance Education
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education
- Technology Enhanced Learning
- Ubiquitous Learning
- Virtual Worlds for Distance Education

Interested in serving IJDET as a reviewer?
Please note that as a reviewer of IJDET, you are expected to review
FOUR manuscripts a year within FOUR weeks and you will be removed
from the reviewer list if you couldn't finish assigned reviews in a
timely manner or you can not review four manuscripts a year for IJDET).

You can quit for being a reviewer at any time you want, just send
an email to the editor in chief and he or she will help you remove
your name from the reviewer list.

You would be invited to become international review editorial board members
if you could maintain high quality reviews in a timely manner for
at least two years.

If you are interested in serving IJDET as a reviewer, please send your CV
to the editor in chief, Dr. Maiga Chang (maiga.chang at gmail.com).

Manuscript guidelines:
At this moment we have not moved to the publisher's online
submission system yet (we plan to move to the publisher's system later),
please go to http://www.ijdet.com to submit your manuscript.

Please note that you need to follow the manuscript template and
author guidelines to prepare your manuscript before submit it.
The links of the manuscript template in DOC format and the author
guidelines and the instructional video can be found on the main page
of the website (http://www.ijdet.com). Please remember to check
"Author" role while registering your account.

All submissions have to follow IJDET manuscript guidelines at
should be submitted online at http://www.ijdet.com/ after registering an account.

Special Issue proposals:
We also encourage potential research in any fields related to the journal
to form a high quality guest editorial team to submit special issue proposal
online, for any emerging, important, and hot topics. Please submit your
special issue proposal online as a manuscript and choose
"[Special Issue Proposal]" as its Section

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For queries, please contact Dr. Maiga Chang (maiga.chang at gmail.com)


Maiga Chang
maiga.chang at gmail.com
05, 20 '15
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (EI)
Associate Editor, IEEE Technology and Engineering Education
Associate Editor, International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design
Smart Learning Environments, Springer
Program Chair of IASLE International Conference on Smart Learning Systems,
Sinaia, Romania, September 23-25, 2015
Track Program Chair of Track "Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning"
in 15th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2015
Guest Editor, The Scientific World Journal
Special Issue on "Recent Advances in Mobile Learning Technologies, Applications, and Evaluation.

Guest Editor, Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (free open access)
Special Issue on Practical Applications of Mobile and Internet Educational Games (Vol. 8, No. 2)
Guest Editor, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (SSCI)
Special Issue on Technology Enhanced Information Retrieval and Processing for Online Learning (Vol. 13, No. 5)
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