Elizaphan Maina

Elizaphan Maina
Kenyatta University · Computing and Information Technology Department

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Intelligent agents have been used in collaborative learning. However, they are rarely used to facilitate group interactions in collaborative m-learning environments. In view of this, the paper discusses the use of intelligent agents in facilitating collaborative learning in mobile learning environments. The paper demonstrates how to design intellig...
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The current Learning Management Systems used in e-learning lack intelligent mechanisms which can be used by an instructor to group learners during an online group task based on the learners? collaboration competence level. In this paper, we discuss a novel approach for grouping students in an online learning group task based on individual learners?...
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Online collaborative learning provides new opportunities for student collaboration in an online learning environment and at the same time spawns new challenges for teachers supporting group work. With the current Course Management Systems (CMS) such as Moodle, technology has provided online tools that include discussions forums, chat rooms, e-mails...
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Learner-centered learning theories such as active learning and collaborative learning are highly supported by Web 2.0 technologies and they are augmenting traditional teacher-centered approaches. New teaching pedagogies such as flipped classroom have also embraced the use of collaborative learning where students engage in group-based activities dur...
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Learner-centered learning theories such as active learning and collaborative learning are highly supported by Web 2.0 technologies and they are augmenting traditional teacher-centered approaches. New teaching pedagogies such as flipped classroom have also embraced the use of collaborative learning where students engage in group-based activities dur...
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This chapter shares experiences from a group of students who were using the chat rooms as part of instruction in their course work. It also attempts to explain the lessons learnt when one exposes the distant learning students to a different method of facilitation. The respondents were 51 university distance learning students from Kenyatta universit...
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The use of web 2.0 technologies in web based learning systems has made learning more learner-centered. In a learner centered environment, there is need to provide appropriate support to learners based on individual learner characteristics in order to maximize learning. This requires a Web-based learning system to have an adaptive interface to suit...
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Edmodo is simply a controlled online networking application that can be used by teachers and students to communicate and remain connected. This paper explores the experiences from a group of students who were using Edmodo platform in their course work. It attempts to use the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) framework...
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In this paper we explore the impact of an intelligent grouping algorithm based on learners’ collaborative competency when compared with (a) instructor based Grade Point Average (GPA) method level and (b) random method, on group outcomes and group collaboration problems in an online collaborative learning environment. An intelligent grouping algorit...
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Learner-centered learning theories such as active learning and collaborative learning are highly supported by Web 2.0 technologies and they are augmenting traditional teacher-centered approaches. New teaching pedagogies such as flipped classroom have also embraced the use of collaborative learning where students engage in group-based activities dur...
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The tablet has been introduced as a tool for learning in Institutions of Higher Learning in Kenya. Due to this introduction there was a need to carry out research that highlights the potential benefits and drawbacks in the use of tablets for learning in an Institution of Higher Learning. The objective of this research was to investigate the learner...
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Online collaborative learning provides new opportunities for student collaboration in an online learning environment and at the same time spawns new challenges for teachers supporting group work. With the current Course Management Systems (CMS) such as Moodle, technology has provided online tools that include discussions forums, chat rooms, e-mails...
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Earlier forms of distance education were characterized by minimal social interaction like correspondence, television, video and radio. However, the World Wide Web (WWW) and online learning introduced the opportunity for much more social interaction, particularly among learners, and this has been further made possible through social media in Web 2.0...
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Wiki spaces are simply web pages that allow users to create, edit and share each other's work. This paper shares experiences from a group of students who were using the Wiki spaces in their course work. It attempts to use collaborative knowledge building theory to evaluate the existing Wiki spaces practices in order to inform stakeholders on the po...
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Online collaborative learning provides new opportunities for student collaboration in an online learning environment and at the same time spawns new challenges for teachers supporting group work. With the current Course Management Systems (CMS) such as Moodle, technology has provided online tools that include discussions forums, chat rooms, e-mails...

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