International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Inderscience

Journal description

IJCEELL is the journal of continuing engineering education, lifelong learning and professional development for scientists, engineers and technologists. It deals with continuing education and the learning organisation, virtual laboratories, interactive knowledge media, new technologies for delivery of education and training, future developments in continuing engineering education; continuing engineering education and lifelong learning in the field of management, and government policies relating to continuing engineering education and lifelong learning. The objectives of the IJCEELL are to help professionals working in the field, educators, training providers and policy-makers to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work. The journal publishes original papers, case studies, technical reports, conference reports, book reviews, commentaries and news items. Commentaries on papers and reports published in the Journal are encouraged. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to a commentary on their work before the correspondence is published.

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Website International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning website
ISSN 1560-4624
OCLC 235940932
Material type Series, Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 6 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • Cannot archive until publication
    • Author's pre-print and Author's post-print on author's personal website, institutional repository or subject repository
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to journal webpage and /or DOI
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used, unless covered by funding agency rules
    • Authors covered by funding agency rules, may post the Publisher's Version/PDF in subject repositories after a 6 months embargo
    • Reviewed 10/02/2014
    • Author's post-print equates to Inderscience's Proof
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Taking the concept of 'learning design' as a starting point, this paper explores design decision for the construction of a joint Blackboard site with embedded discussion board for students studying the same unit in either on-campus or online mode. In particular, the discussion board was designed to function as a communal space and central meeting point, inviting the disparate groups to 'mingle' and engage in border crossing behaviours and informal ethics training. The discussion board design was approached from a 'built pedagogy' perspective in conjunction with learning design principles and was underpinned by a Bourdieuian dispositional theory of action standpoint. This paper will provide an argument for the need to break down artificial barriers between learners and will illustrate how discussion boards can be employed to function as change agents.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2015; 25(1):103. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.066550
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    ABSTRACT: The screen, as part of networked technologies such as phones, tablets and laptops is at present a debated subject as it affects how people behave in meetings, lectures and other social gatherings. As these networked technologies attract attention and mediates interaction during physical social gatherings, they also change how we perceive and define what a situation is. In this article we focus on the different types of screen related interactions identified in a higher education classroom. Since these networked technologies are commonplace at university campuses it is important to describe their effects on everyday situations such as lectures. While a range of studies have raised questions regarding the negative effects of multitasking, screen peeking and other laptop related side effects this article emphasise the situational impact of student-laptop interaction. The contribution emphasises on the computer mediated interaction with both other students, external others as well as a range of digital resources. The research thus aims at providing educators and researchers with a model to advance their understanding of the laptoped and networked situation.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2015; 25(2):226. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.069869

  • International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2015; 25(2):174. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.069866
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    ABSTRACT: The integration of different platforms and information Systems in the academic environment is highly important and quite a challenge within the field of Information Technology. This integration allows for higher resource availability and improved interaction among intervening actors. In the field of e-Learning, where Learning Management Systems are used to develop the courses, their integration with other platforms and applications is more than interesting, in particular with Digital Repositories. This article describes the integration of the Moodle LMS, used by the School for the last seven years, with the DSpace repository, currently widely spread as well. The integration process consists of two stages, in order to establish full communication to and from the repository. For communication from Moodle to the repository, with the goal of consulting and transferring elements from DSpace, modules already implemented for both platforms were used. The current stage is implementing a specific module in order to establish communication in the other direction and allow transferring resources and learning objects from the LMS to the repository. This module is very useful for educational material that can be made publicly available through a repository and thus transcending the borders of an educational environment. The initial implementation is oriented towards the publication of work done by the students and presented for evaluation through the Moodle platform. The incorporation of metadata to the published resource is automatic, taking context information from the platform, and at a later stage, with the intervention of librarians, who contribute their knowledge in the classification.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2015; 25(2):138. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.069864
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    ABSTRACT: Education in the 21st century must constantly adapt to new situations. New technologies, new legislations, shrinking budgets and increasing commitment of parents affect the current educational structure. Schools at all levels try to make a virtue instead of this problem. They try to seek opportunities, more and more found trough collaboration. We propose that networks of educational professionals and stakeholders with common interests and intentions can complement each other in the development of new or improved didactics and teaching methods. In this article we describe this phenomenon by means of examples and identify, classify and analyse the characteristics that determine the development of these open educational resources. These characteristics form the basis for labelling online co-creation patterns for education in the 21st century.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2015; 25(2):208. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2015.069868
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    ABSTRACT: Image plays an increasingly important role in the modern educational process. The development of information and communication technologies has made it possible to easily create, modify and publish the visual and multimedia materials. The internet is becoming a learning environment in which educational content can be presented in a different form consisting of the text, hypertext, digital images, multimedia, hypermedia, etc. In this paper the authors discuss the possibility of using an image as a media content in the educational process in the context of the design space for blended learning. They present the results of research on the level of use of visual materials in academic practice and evaluation of their effectiveness by students. They point to the role of visual skills and visual knowledge as components of cultural capital of modern man, also pay attention to the learning potential inherent in the image as an independent unit of knowledge.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(3/4):314 - 328. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063102
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    ABSTRACT: Effectively administering homework which is an inseparable portion of undergraduate teaching plays a crucial role in improving the teaching quality. After analysing the importance of homework and the attitude of instructors and students treating homework in detail, two non-cooperative games between an instructor and students in administering homework are established in this paper. Detailed payoff under different strategy combinations of both the instructor and students is analysed, when students are not highly self-motivated and when students are highly self-motivated. We reach the following conclusions: in the former case, instructors should take the initiative to adopt a strict strategy and inform students at the beginning so that both sides can acquire the possible maximum payoff; in the latter case, instructors should take a lenient strategy to some extent so as to lead to the maximum payoff of both sides. This paper provides a guideline to design teaching incentive effectively.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(3/4):377 - 387. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063085
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    ABSTRACT: The authors of the article focused their attention on the upper level of Czech elementary schools. According to their opinion the age interval from 12 to 15 is a crucial period for the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in the field of ICT. The goal of the article is to give information about a pilot study connected with teaching informatics. Firstly, the definition of the ICT profile is stated and its description is formulated. After this theoretical chapter, the authors proceed to a specific situation in a selected elementary school. The results of a questionnaire survey are presented. This part can serve as a usable feedback to improve the teaching process in the key period in the life of the Czech youth. The text of the article can be a good indication for further research connected with teaching of informatics at the elementary school.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(3/4):269 - 285. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063099
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    ABSTRACT: Quality management of e-courses is crucial for the successful implementation of e-learning process. The paper presents the possibility of using basic seven quality tools to improve the quality at different levels of implementation of the distance learning/teaching process. These tools are widely used in industry for control, visualisation, evaluation and improvement of production and auxiliary processes. The following tools have been described: the flow chart, the check sheet, Ishikawa's diagram, Pareto-Lorenz's chart, the histogram. The authors indicate the possibility of application of the above mentioned tools by course developers at all stages of development and management of an e-course, which further on should lead to the improvement of the e-learning process quality.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(1):6 - 21. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.059331
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    ABSTRACT: The paper presents the competences a university teacher must have in order to enhance students' motivation in constructivism-based blended learning. Based on an analysis of the key constructivist claims of cognitive motivation, a model of teacher competences has been developed, taking into account functions, roles, competences, skills and performance statements relating to the activation and facilitation of students' intrinsic motivation to learn. The model of competences presented herein is different from the comprehensive models of teacher competences known from literature, because although it takes into account almost all of the most important aspects of learning and teaching, it still focuses on the competences that are most closely related (in the constructivist sense) to learning motivation. The authors treat this study as part of conceptual preparation for their empirical research on academic teacher competences in the field of students' motivation enhancement in educational strategies grounded in different educational paradigms.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(3/4):219 - 236. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063096
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    ABSTRACT: Learning teaching in cyberspace is becoming more and more widespread in the current teacher education framework, due to a growing need to enhance the quality of practical training and the presence of information and communication technologies in all spheres of life. Thus, e-training, defined here as supplementing teacher development with online interactions in the virtual space, is proposed as an option for enhancing practical training of foreign language teachers. The aim of the present paper is to discuss the process of extending practical training with the use of e-learning in two models, online interactions among trainees (local connections) and intercultural teacher training tandems (global connections). After the literature review into the use of ICT and e-learning in teacher development, both models will be elaborated upon.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(1):96 - 106. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.059337
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    ABSTRACT: The school year 2012/2013 marks the beginning of a new reality in Polish schools. According to the new curricular basis introduced in our country in 2009, teaching must be focused on the media and on experiment. In the same year, a new junior high school leaving examination was introduced. These decisions have determined further educational improvements which are of great use both for teachers and their students. These improvements include electronic books, or the so called multibooks. One of the biggest Polish educational publishers has prepared all of the necessary handbooks in the form of a multibook available on CDs or flash drives.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(1):35 - 52. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.059333
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    ABSTRACT: Numerous benefits and advantages of different forms of CALL, blended learning in particular, offer a considerable boost for academic foreign language teaching with competences treated as essential learning outcomes measured by means of such indicators as the growth of the level of mastery of language skills (in particular listening, reading and writing), which make up the ability to communicate in a foreign language (the Council of Europe's second key competence). Research shows e-learning considerably improves the effectiveness of competence-oriented educational efforts. To this end the author devised an e-learning course English for Law and incorporated it in his English teaching practice at university. The e-course integrated with traditional classes allowed to achieve some promising teaching results especially as they went beyond developing only a foreign language competence. With the holistic approach taken, the results corresponded with the development of other key competences, especially learning to learn.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(1):77 - 95. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.059336
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    ABSTRACT: Social and economic changes in Slovakia after 1989 and after the Velvet Revolution had their impacts on education, on redefining the functions of school, on changing the nature of education, school computerisation and total modernisation, but also on decrease of teachers' social status and on changing the school funding and long-term underfunding of the Slovak educational system. The article deals with lifelong learning of teachers in Slovakia and the use of blended learning as a means of increasing the teachers' qualification credit as employees. The main line of this article is tracking the lifelong learning of the Slovak teachers in the context of neoliberalism and its influence on education with some implications for teachers. Introducing lifelong learning in its current form is a new phenomenon in Slovakia that comes with capitalisation of education and neoliberalism as the main ideological current in the state policy or school policy.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(3/4):329 - 342. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063103
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    ABSTRACT: The paper considers the issues of the application of virtualisation technologies to organisation of individualised preconfigured portable educational environment of the student, providing access to the necessary tools and operating environment in accordance with the scenario of exercises and the initial data of an individual variant of the job. Offers an approach to effective management of virtual machines in terms of the computer audiences of educational institutions and describes implementing the proposed approach software, allowing to reduce labour costs for administering the computer park by technical staff of the educational institution.
    International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning 01/2014; 24(3/4):343 - 361. DOI:10.1504/IJCEELL.2014.063104