Issue V

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e-Learning: Borderless Education

Volume: 2003, No.V

Date: October 2003

Guest Editors: Ángel Fidalgo-Blanco and Martín Llamas-Nistal

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e-Learning: Borderless Education

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have not only transformed many of the day-to-day activities of people and organizations but have also become a powerful instrument for meeting new needs. More specifically, ICT are used to enhance quality in the field of training, allowing learners to take a more active part in the learning process, bringing training to the workplace and making learning accessible to people who are unable to attend presential classes. But it is not all good news: the two main problems arising from the incorporation of ICT in learning processes are:

  • the inappropriate use of these technologies, which can produce exactly the opposite effect to what was intended
  • the widening of the education gap between rich and poor regions (as the latter lack the necessary technological infrastructures)


The following papers are included in this issue:

  • Technology Enhanced Learning: Research Activities within the Framework of the European Commission by Patricia Manson and Elena Coello
  • Standardization in Computer Based Learning by Judith Rodríguez-Estévez, Manuel Caeiro-Rodríguez and Juan M. Santos-Gago
  • CEN/ISSS WS-LT: The European Standardization Body for Learning Technologies by Frans Van Assche and Mike Collett
  • Component-Based Software Engineering and CSCL in the Field of e-Learning by Yannis A. Dimitriadis, Juan-Ignacio Asensio-Pérez, Alejandra Martínez-Monés and César A. Osuna-Gómez
  • AVANTE: A Web Based Instruction Architecture based on XML/XSL Standards, Free Software and Distributed CORBA Component by Víctor Theoktisto, Adelaide Bianchini, Edna Ruckhaus and Lee Lima
  • e -Learning in Distance Education and in the New Cooperative Environments by Enrique Rubio-Royo, Domingo J. Gallego and Catalina Alonso-García
  • Information Technologies and Knowledge Management in the Ongoing Training of Doctors by Cristina Zamanillo-Sarmiento, Julián Ruiz-Ferrán and Ángel Fidalgo-Blanco
  • EducaNext: A Service for Knowledge Sharing by Joaquín Salvachúa-Rodríguez, Juan Quemada-Vives, Blanca Rodríguez-Pajares and Gabriel Huecas Fernández-Toribio