Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies

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Shih, Timothy K.
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jul 31, 2006 - Education - 297 pages
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Distance education technology combines communication with educational and intelligent methods to develop software and hardware systems that support learning activities with spatiotemporal flexibilities.

Future Directions in Distance Learning and Communication Technologies presents theoretical studies and practical solutions for engineers, educational professionals, and graduate students in the research areas of e-learning, distance education, and instructional design. This book provides readers with cutting-edge solutions and research directions pertinent to these evolving fields.

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Timothy K. Shih is a Professor and the Chairman of Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Tamkang University, Taiwan, R.O.C. His research interests include Multimedia Computing and Networking, Distance Learning, Software Engineering, and Formal Specification and Verification. He was a faculty of the Computer Engineering Department at Tamkang University in 1986. In 1993 and 1994, he was a part time faculty of the Computer Engineering Department at Santa Clara University. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Aizu, Japan in summer 1999. Dr. Shih received his BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering from Tamkang University and California State University, Chico, in 1983 and 1985, respectively. He also received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University in 1993. Dr. Shih has published over 240 papers and participated in many international academic activities, including the organization of DMS’98, SEMA’99, IMMCN’2000, IEEE ICPADS’2000, ICCLC’2000, IEEE MNS’2000, SEMA’2000, CAIIC’2000, IEEE MNS’2001, DMS’2001, Human.Society@Internet’2001, IEEE PCM’2001, IEEE ICDCS-22, and IMMCN’2002. Dr. Shih has received many research awards, including Tamkang University research awards, NSC research awards (National Science Council of Taiwan), and IIAS research award of Germany. He also received many funded research grants from NSC, from the Institute of Information Industry, Taiwan, from the University of Aizu, Japan, and from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Dr. Shih has been invited frequently to give keynote speeches, tutorials, panels, and talks at international conferences and overseas research organizations, including ICCIMADE’01, CAIIC’2000, PDCAT’2001, IEEE PCM’2001, DMS’99, ICCLC’2000, IEEE COMPSAC’2000, MSE’2000, and DDMA’2001, Santa Clara University (USA), Hiroshima City University (Japan), Iwate Prefecture University (Japan), University of Aizu (Japan), City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), Hosei University (Japan), and the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong).

Jason Hung is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Management at Northern Taiwan Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He is also a part-time faculty of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department at Tamkang University. Dr. Hung received Ph.D. in computer science and information engineering from Tamkang University in 2001. Dr. Hung has published over 50 papers and book chapters, as well as participated in many international academic activities, including the organization of many international conferences. He is the founder and workshop chair of the International Workshop on Mobile Systems, E-commerce, and Agent Technology. He is also the executive manager of the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, published by Idea Group Publishing, USA. [Editor]

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