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WebLearningTools Research tutorial articles and Moodle-based courses in several categories and levels of "difficulty".

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  • Authoring and Presenting Learning Content
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  • Content Management Systems and DL

    The following are tutorial articles and (also there will be) Moodle-based courses located on this web site about content management systems (CMSes) and their uses to create distance learning (DL) web sites.  Initially such articles and any courses will be about using the Joomla CMS for such purposes.

    The level of instruction for educators will be: "computer phobic", "computer novice", "computer literate" (or competent), and "computer experts", assuming in all cases the 'student' has little or no in-depth technical knowledge and experience as computer programmers or system installers.

    Future technical and procedural articles and tutorials about DL (and about ITS as well) will be addressed to bona-fide, experienced: "systems administrators", "computer programmers", "computer systems designers", "web site designers", "web site builders", "computer science students" at the senior and graduate levels in academia as well as for professionals in those fields.  Ideally, eventually, there could be helpful educational resources here, perhaps also model courses or lessons, for college level instructors in those fields as well.

    The level of instruction for educators will be: "computer phobic", "computer novice", "computer literate" (or competent), and "computer experts", assuming in all cases little or no in-depth technical knowledge and experience as computer programmers or system installers.

    Future technical and procedural articles and tutorials about DL (and about ITS as well) will be addressed to: "systems administrators", "computer programmers", "computer systems designers", "computer science students" at the senior and graduate levels.  This information should also be useful to "computer working professionals" in a variety of sub-fields and to "computer science instructors".

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  • Course Development Techniques & Issues
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  • Distance Learning (DL) Tutorials

    The following are tutorial articles and Moodle-based courses located on this web site about distance learning (DL).  The level of instruction for educators will be: "computer phobic", "computer novice", "computer literate" (or competent), and "computer experts", assuming little or no in-depth technical knowledge and experience as computer programmers or system installers.

    Future technical and procedural articles and tutorials about DL (and about ITS as well) will be addressed to: "systems administrators", "computer programmers", "computer systems designers", "computer science students" at the senior and graduate levels.  This information should also be useful to "computer working professionals" in a variety of sub-fields and to "computer science instructors".

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  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) Tutorials

    The following are tutorial articles and Moodle-based courses located on this web site about Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS).  The level of instruction for educators will be: "computer phobic", "computer novice", "computer literate" (or competent), and "computer experts", assuming little or no in-depth technical knowledge and experience as computer programmers or system installers.

    Future technical and procedural articles and tutorials about ITS will be addressed to: "systems administrators", "computer programmers", "computer systems designers", "computer science students" at the senior and graduate levels.  This information should also be useful to "computer working professionals" in a variety of sub-fields and to "computer science instructors".

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  • Joomla 3.x Site Development

    This web site is currently powered by the Joomla 3.7 CMS, soon to be Joomla 3.8 then Joomla 4 at a date to be determined.

    This web site was first built with Joomla! version 1.5.14 in early 2009.  In early June 2010 "we" upgraded to version 1.5.18, then the latest version. In December 2010 "we" upgraded to version 1.5.22, the last and final 1.5.x version before the major release 1.6.  Joomla v1.6 was released in December 2010. "We" will upgrade our Joomla sites to v1.6.x in Q1 2011.

    In the v1.5 series of "core" PHP code upgrades none of the previously installed Joomla extensions (i.e. add-on code) needed replacement, although some had "upgrades" available. Upgrading them was a simple matter for the system administrator (i.e. me, the PI, JGW) to click on an extension "upgrade" button in the administrator's list of extension names (i.e. the respective lists of components, modules, or plug-ins).

    The as yet unverified technical rumor has reached me that "access control" in Joomla v1.6 is superior to anything available for Drupal version 6 or the major new release, Drupal 7, released on Dec. 20, 2010.

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  • Project Management Techniques and Issues

    In the "Continuous Evolutionary Development" (CED) project management style of software design and construction, including the same for web applications, the first major step in the actions work-flow loop is "analysis and design" (A&D).  The second is "construction and unit testing" (C&T).  The third is "integration (of units) and systems testing" (I&ST).  The fourth is "evaluation of results thus far and quality assurance" (QA).

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  • What happens in AI-Assisted Tutoring?

    What happens in AI-assisted tutoring of human instructors, of human tutors, and of the human students of a class, lesson or a subject?  These actions -- or desired idealized actions -- are the bases of past, current, and emerging intelligent tutoring systems (ITS).

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  • What Happens in Computer-Assisted Human Tutoring?
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  • What Happens in Human Tutoring?
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  • The Inevitable Convergence of DL and ITS

    The eventual convergence of distance learning (DL) computer systems, artificially intelligent (AI) dynamic learning content generation computer systems, and Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSes) is inevitable. Human to human education, sometimes called instruction or tutoring, assisted by such advanced computer based technologies could become "better", more accessible, more affordable, and more effective, by a factor of 10 or 100.

    But saying so does not help non-technical educators plan for that eventuality or prepare them to make better informed decisions that let the educators determine which of those technologies are or will be good and best for education.

    In this category "we" list (and will rank and 'tag') web links to Internet articles that this investigator (and her interested volunteer computer technical and computer science friends) think are most informative about emerging trends in these fields.  The content of the articles selected will present their information in non-technical and introductory "light technical" easily understood terms and concepts.

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