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Jožef Stefan
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Postgraduate School

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Slovenia

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Course Description

Internet Technologies in Business and Education

Program

Information and Communication Technologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Dejan Dinevski
doc. dr. Tanja Arh

Goals:

The course objective is to introduce students with:
• basic terms, concepts and solutions in the field of e-learning;
• trends in usage of information technology for learning and business performance;
• impact of ICT and Web 2.0 on business performance;
• modern distance learning methods and approaches.

Students within this course:
• get acquainted with the possibilities, opportunities and threats resulting in processes of business and education;
• get acquainted with the “state of the art” educational tools and approaches, applicable to concrete environment.

Content:

The Basis of Information Support to Educational and Business Processes
terminology and basic concepts, information and communication technology in business and education, e-learning, learning management systems (LMS), development trends of information and communication technology in business and education (e.g. Gartner Hype cycle …), didactical changes due to new technologies (e.g. collaborative learning)

Learning Environment
sources of educational materials (digital libraries), digital libraries with educational materials (iTunesU, YouTube EDU, Slideshare, Videolectures etc.), educational network; communication tools, virtual classrooms, mobile technologies and augmented reality; simulations, gamification of e-learning, serious web and mobile learning games

Web 2.0 Technologies (Web 2.0)
types of web 2.0 technologies, basic characteristics of web 2.0 technologies, use cases in education and business

The Impact of Web 2.0 Technologies on Organizational Learning and Business Performance
web 2.0 technologies for business (business blog, wiki, mash-ups, tagging …), organizational learning, measuring of business performance (financial and non-financial)

Open Educational Resources
open source and open standards in e-learning, open educational resources - ideas and initiatives

Quality aspects of electronic content
user interface, technical implementation, quality of production, didactical and content quality); the concept and quality of e-learning (knowledge, experiences, innovation, analysis)

Course literature:

Selected chapters from the following books:

• T. Bates, T. Understanding Web 2.0 and its Implications for E-Learning. In: Lee, M. j. W. (Ed.), McLoughlin, C. (Ed.), Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching, IGI Global, pp. 21-42, 2011. ISBN 978-1-605-66294-7
• K. Grodecka, F. Wild, B. Kieslinger (Eds.). How to use social software in higher education: a handbook from the iCamp project. [S. l.]: iCamp, 2008. ISBN 978-83-60958-28-5
• T. Arh, D. Dinevski, Web 2.0 and open educational resources as a foundation of organisational learning. In: Kern, T. Rajkovič, V. (Eds.). People and sustainable organization. Frankfurt am Main [etc.]: Peter Lang, pp. 44-62, 2011. ISBN: 978-3-631-62113-4
• T. Arh, V. Dimovski, B. Jerman-Blažič, ICT and web 2.0 technologies as a determinant of business performance. In: Al-Mutairi, M. S., Mohammed, L. A. (Eds.). Cases on ICT utilization, practice and solutions: tools for managing day-to-day issues. Hershey; New York: Information Science Reference, cop. pp. 59-77, 2011. ISBN 978-1-60960-015-0
• D. Dinevski, Development trends in lifelong e-education. In: Geinare, P. F. (Ed.). Recent trends in life long education. New York: Nova Science Publishers, cop. 2009, pp. 73-100. ISBN 978-1-606-92021-3
• D. Dinevski, J. Jakončič-Faganel, M. Lokar, B. Žnidaršič. Quality assessment of electronic learning material. In: Heričko, M., Živkovič, A. (Eds.): KMO’2006: knowledge management in organizations: proceedings of the First International Conference for New Trends in Knowledge Management, Maribor, June 13-14, 2006. Maribor: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Institute of informatics, 2006. ISBN 978-9-616-30382-8

Significant publications and references:

• N. Rizman Herga, M. Ivanuš-Grmek, D. Dinevski. Virtual laboratory as an element of visualization when teaching chemical contents in science class. Turkish online journal of educational technology, vol. 13, iss. 4, pp. 157-165, 2014.
• D. Dinevski, M. Radovan, Adult learning and the promise of new technologies. New directions for adult and continuing education, ISSN 1052-2891, no. 138, pp. 61-69, 2013.
• D. Rebolj, K. Menzel, D. Dinevski, A virtual classroom for information technology in construction. Comput. appl. eng. educ.,vol. 16, no 2, pp. 105-114, 2008.
• Dinevski, D.: Development trends in lifelong e-education. V: Geinare, P. F. (ur.). Recent trends in life long education. New York: Nova Science Publishers, cop. 2009, str. 73-100.
• Arh, T., Dinevski, D.: Web 2.0 and open educational resources as a foundation of organisational learning. V: Kern, T. (ur.), Rajkovič, V. (ur.). People and sustainable organization. Frankfurt am Main [etc.]: Peter Lang, pp. 44-62, 2011.
• D. Dinevski, S. Fošnarič, T. Arh. Open educational resources in e-learning. Organizacija, ISSN 1318-5454, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 4-8, 2010.

Examination:

• Seminar work (50%)
• Oral defence of seminar work (50%)

Students obligations:

Seminar work and oral defence of seminar work.

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