Distance Education Environments and Emerging Software Systems: New Technologies: New Technologies

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Jin, Qun
Information Science Reference, May 31, 2011 - Education - 408 pages

The Internet has become one of the most important and most used media for communication and learning, as it allows for the creation of interactive and collaborative environments, whose contents and resources can be shared with a limitless number of users. The explosion of the Internet in the past decade has changed the way many students live and learn, in part because modern technology has made it possible for learners to access information or research any topic of interest from anywhere in the world.

Distance Education Environments and Emerging Software Systems: New Technologies focuses on the discussions of computational methods, algorithms implemented prototype systems, and applications of open and distance learning. This reference is a primary forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions to the automation of open and distance learning.

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About the author (2011)

Qun Jin is a Computer Science Professor at the Networked Information Systems Lab, Department of Human Informatics and Cognitive Sciences, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Japan. He has been engaged extensively in research works on computer science, Information Systems, and Internet computing. His recent research interests include human-centric Information Systems, contextaware ubiquitous personal media, human-media interaction, socially intelligent agents, semantic P2P networking and applications, groupware, scalable knowledge information sharing systems, and e-learning support. He received a BSc in process control from Zhejiang University, China, a MSc in Computer Science from Hangzhou Institute of Electronic Engineering, and the Fifteenth Research Institute of Ministry of Electronic Industry, China, and a PhD in Computer Science from Nihon University, Japan, in 1982, 1984, and 1992, respectively. He worked at Hangzhou Institute of Electronic Engineering (1984 1989), INES Corporation (1992 1995), Tokushima University (1995 1999), and the University of Aizu (1999 2003). During the summer of 1997, he was a short-term scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University, USA. Since April 2003, he has been at the current position. Contact him at jin@waseda.jp. [Editor]

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