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Volume 18 Issue 4 / Aug 2020  pp276‑372

Editor: Heinrich Söbke, Marija Cubric

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Designing Rich Interactive Content for Blended Learning: A Case Study from Indonesia  pp276‑286

Didik Dwi Prasetya, Aji Prasetya Wibawa, Tsukasa Hirashima, Yusuke Hayashi

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Systematic Review Of A Nationwide MOOC Initiative In Malaysian Higher Education System  pp287‑298

Nour Awni Albelbisi, Farrah Dina Yusop

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Implementation of an e‑Learning Project in Tshwane South District: Towards a Paperless Classroom in South African Secondary Schools  pp299‑309

Gloria Maite Msiza, Khashane Stephen Malatji, Lydia Kgomotso Mphahlele

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The Mobile Learning Adoption Model Tailored to the Needs of a Private University  pp310‑322

Małgorzata Rataj, Joanna Wójcik

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Investigating Students’ Perceptions of Cognitive Presence in Relation to Learner Performance in Blended Learning Courses: A Mixed‑Methods Approach  pp323‑335

Mustapha Almasi, Chang Zhu

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Blackboard Collaborated‑Based Instruction in an Academic Writing Class: Sociocultural Perspectives of Learning  pp336‑345

Hlaviso Motlhaka

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Adoption and Use of Educational Technology Tools by Marketing Students  pp346‑355

José Magano, Marta Alves, Rita Durão, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho

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Do Healthcare Metadata Models Designed for Web Publishing Meet the Accreditation Standards? A Case Study in the Healthcare and Medical Education  pp356‑369

Reem Alfayez

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This article reports comparison results from studying the alignment of selected metadata models, used to manage E‑Learning Materials (ELM) in the medicine and healthcare education, against the accreditation standards of the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The study aims to (1) illustrate the variety of application profiles developed as metadata models in that field, (2) identify the alignment of the metadata models with the criteria set by the EACCME. This study com¬pared several application profiles, developed based on established metadata standards, using an evaluation matrix created using the accreditation criteria set by the EACCME. Further technical criteria were added to compare between the metadata models and their alignment with the new techniques used for publishing data online. Such techniques aid in the searchabililty and discovery of online content via the internet. Therefore, the use of XML and RDF technologies combined with the use of ontologies and controlled vocabulary was emphasized in the implementation of many metadata models. One limitation faced during conducting this research was the poor documentation of the methodology for designing the metadata models. Despite this, it is apparent that the EACCME criteria can work as best practices guidelines for describing the content of digital libraries with medical and healthcare content in order to be accredited later on. The study showed that the medicine and healthcare educational content requires specialized metadata models that consider having specific properties such as clinical history and expiry time of its material shown in some of the application profiles. Further research should be conducted to evaluate the completeness and conformity of applying the application profiles in digital libraries and online repositories to the standards’ guidelines. 


Keywords: Health Educators; Medical Education; Accreditation; Library Materials; Electronic E-learning Materials; Quality of Education


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Editorial for EJEL Volume 18 Issue 4  pp370‑371

Marija Cubric, Heinrich Söbke

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