Diana Andone

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This paper describes the results of a study undertaken on Master of Science students in order to analyse their characteristics as digital students and how this can influence their use of the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara Virtual Campus. The students most used and important tools are search engines, online instant messenger and mobile(More)
Nowadays, when more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas, when information and (mobile) communication technologies are real catalysts for innovations in all domains, there are a lot of studies and debates related to how our cities should become “Smart Cities”, “Smarter Cities” or “Future Cities”,(More)
Each year a considerable amount of money is spent in the production of several national and international University rankings that may deeply influence the students’ enrollment. However, all such rankings are based almost exclusively on numerical indicators weakly related to the quality of the learning process and do not consider the perceptions of the “end(More)
As companies expand their businesses to the international marketplace, they will rely on their employees to have skills in using web-based information and communication technologies (ICTs) for collaboration. To simulate this global environment in the classroom, the authors created a six-week project in which first-year introductory technology students from(More)
This paper describes a study performed in a British university designed to identify the unique features of 'digital students', as a move towards building a customized model of an e-learning environment. To what extent might its students be described as 'digital'? How might their characteristics influence the development of an adaptive and adaptable(More)
Using Open Educational Resources (OER) provides opportunities for collaboration both in the classroom and beyond. Started in 2008 and gathering momentum over the past two years, now an online phenomenon, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) reunite different perspectives over a globalized online learning. The paper analyses the use of OER and MOOCs in(More)
This paper describes the results of piloting an online - mobile phone environment -ViCaDiS – Virtual Campus for Digital Students, as a co-operation between 6 universities from European Union to develop a common online learning environment enhanced with web 2.0 tools for supporting the online international co-operation at academic level. Digital(More)
This paper describes the research results of a training needs analysis for university academia in 12 universities, within the aim of designing a training course for improving the use of ICT in 12 universities. The results indicates that even if some tools are widely used in universities, they are not fully implemented in delivering education and there is(More)