LearnTechLib adds multilingual support

In the past few months we’ve added a few journals who publish in a language other than English or publish articles in multiple languages. These include:

For these journals, the table of contents listing will indicate the language of the full-text article.

The abstract page for each article will display translations for the title and abstracts, if available. If a full text PDF is available in another language that will be provided under the translated abstract for that language.

We hope the inclusion of research in other languages provides a wider perspective on the topics of education, learning, and technology.

Education, Learning, and Technology: EdITLib and the name change to LearnTechLib

The use of technology in learning and education has been rapidly evolving. More and more learning is taking place outside of traditional educational environments. Flipped classrooms are an increasingly popular way for teachers to engage their students in the learning process. Online education has matured and gained widespread acceptance, and now new open learning courses — both informal offerings as well as courses provided by traditional universities — are providing access to students who might not have been served by traditional educational environments. Social network is linking information and people in ways both familiar and unfamiliar, spreading new ideas and creating connections. In a field of study — e-learning and education in information technology — that already sees rapid changes, we are now seeing a change in how the subject itself is viewed. Our digital library has always reflected these changes, as researchers and teachers take on new technologies and learning techniques and share their experiences and results in conference papers, journal articles, reports, and eBooks. To reflect the change to a broader recognition of the intersection between learning and technology, EdITLib, the Education and Information Technology Library, is being renamed to LearnTechLib, The Learning & Technology Library. The new domain for the LearnTechLib website is https://www.learntechlib.org. It is our hope that this name change will encourage and inspire researchers, teachers, and students to explore new and effective learning methods and technologies inside and outside the classroom. With the name change, LearnTechLib will continue to explore the overlap between learning, education, and technology. The topic of “education” as distinct from “learning” will still make up many of the resources in the library. This name change is not a judgement on the term “education” or on the topic of education & technology, although there are definitely some who have made judgments on the term. In his Ted Talk, Joi Ito speaking on his experiences in self-directed learning, said:
learning over education is very near and dear to my heart… to me, education is what people do to you and learning is what you do to yourself
And in an article in EdTechReview comparing learning to education, the argument is made that learning is active and personal, while education is passive, institutional, and top-down. Although there is some truth in this — learning can indeed be a very independent and self-directed process, while education traditional is associated with some form of external structure — there is utility in education which is reflected in the contents of our database. Education, especially primary education, ideally fulfills three key goals:
  • the dissemination of information
  • development of critical thinking
  • providing an environment in which students learn how to interact positively with one another
Technology is offering new opportunities to fulfill these goals. The aim of teaching students how to think — in a sense, learning how to learn — is a key goal of education, and one which continues into adulthood. Teaching effectively with technology — and even teaching teachers how to teach effectively with technology, is a complex subject and the primary focus of one of the more popular journals in our library, the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. We see learning, not as an alternative to education, but a broader subject which includes and overlaps with education. The name change reflects these changes. In order to preserve compatibility and expected behavior with existing systems, the editlib.org domain will continue to be active indefinitely and will respond with the exact same content as the LearnTechLib.org website. However, we encourage you to update your links and proxies to reflect the domain name change. Please contact tech@learntechlib.org if you have questions about this. If you are an active subscriber, the domain change will not affect your subscription or access to resources. For technical questions, please contact tech@learntechlib.org. For login, billing, or other support questions, please email info@learntechlib.org.

Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 30:6 Published on EdITLib

An issue of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning has just been added to EdITLib. The table of contents is available here: http://www.editlib.org/j/JCAL/v/30/n/6//


Early identification of ineffective cooperative learning teams

C.M. Hsiung, L.F. Luo & H.C. Chung
Cooperative learning has many pedagogical benefits. However, if the cooperative learning teams become ineffective, these benefits are lost. Accordingly, this study developed a computer-aided assessment method for identifying ineffective teams … More

Learning with video-based examples – Are you sure you do not need help?

S. Schworm & M. Bolzer
This study investigated help-seeking activities in a computer-based environment teaching argumentative skills by videos of argumentative dialogues of teachers who discussed controversy issues in the context of a workshop. Learners, … More

Evaluating Web 2.0 technologies in higher education using students’ perceptions and performance

T. Karvounidis, K. Chimos, S. Bersimis & C. Douligeris
In this work, Web 2.0 technologies in higher education are evaluated using students’ perceptions, satisfaction, performance and behaviour. The study evaluates the Web 2.0 tools as stand-alone entities as well … More

How do skilled and less-skilled spellers write text messages? A longitudinal study

J. Bernicot, A. Goumi, A. Bert‐Erboul & O. Volckaert‐Legrier
The link between students’ spelling level and their text-messaging practice gives rise to numerous questions from teachers, parents and the media. A corpus of 4524 text messages produced in daily-life … More

Has Web 2.0 revitalized informal learning? The relationship between Web 2.0 and informal learning

D. Song & J. Lee
Learning is becoming increasingly self-directed and often occurs away from schools and other formal educational settings. The development of a myriad of new technologies for learning has enabled people to … More

Creating joint representations of collaborative problem solving with multi-touch technology

E. Mercier & S. Higgins
Multi-touch surfaces have the potential to change the nature of computer-supported collaborative learning, allowing more equitable access to shared digital content. In this paper, we explore how large multi-touch tables … More

EdITLib website redesigned

This past Friday EdITLib switched to a new version of the website that is intended to better serve today’s researchers, students, teachers, and libraries. The primary goal of the redesign has been to make a website that is usable and responsive on nearly any device – desktop, tablet, or phone — and that responds more quickly to user requests. Please let us know what you think of the new design at tech@aace.org!

Scoring Rubrics: A solution for enhancing teaching effectiveness in an online environment?

Scoring Rubrics are gaining in popularity as a means of evaluating students, as well as a method to enhance the effectiveness of teaching results. With many evaluation models available and with the challenges that e-learning can often pose to teaching results, Scoring Rubrics may provide a solution for gaps in both learning and teaching. Helpful information is available at: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/teacher-resources/guide-to-scoring-rubrics/ Also, please view some articles available in EdITLib on this topic, including: http://www.editlib.org/p/48793/ http://www.editlib.org/p/48264/ http://www.editlib.org/p/64478/ http://www.editlib.org/p/41048/

EdITLib Celebrates the “International Year of Statistics”

2013 has been proclaimed as the “International Year of Statistics” by over 1,900 organizations that support the teaching and learning of statistics around the globe, such as Statistics2013.org. To honor the celebration of statistics this year, EdITLib encourages readers to explore statistics related articles available in the Digital Library. Please take a moment to view some articles published by AACE and the new EdITLib content partners on statistics – a fascinating and important field of study, such as: Evaluating computer-based simulations, multimedia and animations that help integrate blended learning with lectures in first year statistics Effective Practices for Online Delivery of Quantitative Business Courses  Can Learn Statistics! Converging Assessment and Practice in an Individualized Classroom        

EdITLib is Now Partnered with Over 20 International Publishers

Since the beginning of 2013, the EdITLib team has been busy expanding and enhancing the EdITLib Digital Library to be a richer and more helpful educational resource. We are pleased to announce that in only a few short months, we have partnered with more than 20 international publishers and content providers that have been carefully selected based on the coverage and scholarship of their research publications. All partner content is searchable and integrated into the platform results.

Please see a list of all international content partners at www.editlib.org/partners to learn more about these exciting additions to EdITLib!

EdITLib and AACE to Exhibit at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting

From April 28th to April 30th, 2013, EdITLib and AACE will be exhibiting at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in San Francisco, California (USA). If you are planning to attend, please stop by our booth (specific booth number to be announced) to visit and meet the EdITLib/AACE team!

Please contact info@editlib.org for more information or to set up a time to meet and greet. We hope to see you at AERA!

Feedback Welcome – Share your thoughts with the EdITLib Team!

EdITLib has recently added a feedback form for user convenience. Users may now use this form to comment, request assistance, and offer suggestions for the EdITLib team.

We welcome your suggestions for improvements to the platform. If you have any recommendations for new tools or applications that EdITLib may be missing or that would benefit you, please share them with us. We endeavor to keep EdITLib up-to-date with the latest resources and capabilities.

Please take a look at the new Feedback feature on the upper navigation ribbon on EdITLib or follow this link: www.editlib.org/feedback.

EdITLib Announces New Content Partners

The EdITLib Digital Library has recently announced new partnerships with several international publishers, including Wiley, the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), and the University of Alberta. These partnerships will bring even more content to the digital library from the following journals and proceedings:

  • British Journal of Educational Technology (Wiley)
  • Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (Wiley)
  • Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (ascilite)
  • ascilite Conference Proceedings
  • Canadian Journal of Learning Technology (University of Alberta)

The EdITLib team is working on more partnerships and will be indexing much more content throughout the year.

If you represent a peer-reviewed publication and are interested in partnering with EdITLib, please contact info@editlib.org.

Browse all journals and proceedings in the EdITLib digital library at: www.editlib.org/browse