RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal

A bilingual refereed research e-journal in e-learning, university and network society.

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RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is an electronic publication coedited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and its eLearn Center, and the University of New England and its dehub.

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RUSC is an electronic journal that publishes two issues per year (January and July).

The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

ISSN: 1698-580X


Vol 11, No 1 (January 2014)

In this issue, the special section entitled "Apps for M-learning in Higher Education" has six articles which analyze the current state of m-learning and its prospects for the future. This special section is coordinated by two experts in the field, Professor Mohamed Ally from the University of Athabasca, Canada, and Professor Josep Prieto, researcher with the Mobility, Multimedia and Multidevice Innovation Group (mUOC) at the UOC. As well as the special section, the journal also contains nine articles about research into education and technology, including a study into learning networks to enhance reflectivity or a study of a mathematics program for detecting plagiarism entitled “Determination of writing styles to detect similarities in digital documents”.

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Editorial PDF PDF (Español) PDF (Català) ePUB ePUB (Español) ePUB (Català)
Josep M. Duart, Ros James 1-3

Research Articles

Open educational practices and technology appropriation: the case of the Regional Open Latin American Community for Social and Educational Research (CLARISE) PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
María del Carmen Betancourt Franco, Rosario Celaya Ramírez, María Soledad Ramírez Montoya 4-17
Academic writing supported by digital templates in teacher training PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Beatriz Figueroa Sandoval, Mariana Aillon Neumann, Andrés Fuentealba Urra 18-31
Learning networks to enhance reflectivity: key elements for the design of a reflective network PDF ePUB
David Garcia Cardenas 32-48
Educational innovation through ICTs in the university setting. What do students think of these practices? PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Fernando Gómez Gonzalvo 49-60
Competency training in universities via projects and Web 2.0 tools. Analysis of an experience PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Rosa García-Ruiz, Natalia González Fernández, Paloma Contreras Pulido 61-75
Project-based learning in virtual environments: a case study of a university teaching experience PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Esther Márquez Lepe, María Luisa Jiménez-Rodrigo 76-90
Application and validation of a techno-pedagogical lecturer training model using a virtual learning environment PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Mónica Inés Monsiváis Almada, Lewis McAnally Salas, Gilles Lavigne 91-107
Creating and using educational resources to improve practical teaching in the Human Physiology subject on the bachelor’s degree course in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. Assessment of results PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Gemma Olmos, M. Piedad Ruiz-Torres, Laura Calleros, María Alicia Cortés, Sergio de Frutos, Rafael Ospina, Manuel Rodríguez-Puyol 108-127
Determination of writing styles to detect similarities in digital documents PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Yohandri Ril Gil, Yuniet del Carmen Toll Palma, Eddy Fonseca Lahens 128-141

Special Section

What is the future of mobile learning in education? PDF ePUB
Mohamed Ally, Josep Prieto-Blázquez 142-151
Mobile learning in the field of Architecture and Building Construction. A case study analysis PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Ernest Redondo, David Fonseca, Albert Sánchez, Isidro Navarro 152-174
Mobile learning: a collaborative experience using QR codes PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Meritxell Monguillot Hernando, Carles González Arévalo, Montse Guitert Catasús, Carles Zurita Mon 175-191
Student projects empowering mobile learning in higher education PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Àngels Rius, Robert Clarisó, David Masip 192-207
M-learning patterns in the virtual classroom PDF PDF (Español) ePUB ePUB (Español)
Fernando A. López, María Magdalena Silva 208-221
A comparative study of computer and mobile phone-mediated collaboration: the case of university students in Japan PDF ePUB
Gibran Alejandro Garcia 222-237

RUSC. Universities and Knowledge Society Journal is an e-journal coedited by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona) and its eLearn Center, and the University of New England (Australia) and its dehub.

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