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ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 22, 2009


George Siemens; Catherine Fulford

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This conference has 18 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 657

  1. Easy-to-Use Authoring Tools for Creating, Customizing and Publishing Integrated Web-based Virtual Laboratories

    Yakov Cherner, ATeL. LLC, United States; Maria Taraskina, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation

    The paper presents a new concept of simulation-based integrated virtual laboratories and an easy-to-use set of authoring tools that enables teachers and curriculum developers, who do not have... More

    pp. 3199-3203

  2. Recent Developments and New Fields of Application of the Cross-Media-Publishing Framework openFuXML

    Thorsten Kisner, AHT GROUP AG, Germany; Helge Hemmer, University of Wuppertal, Germany; Jürgen Rambow, AHT GROUP AG, Germany

    openFuXML is an authoring and cross-media-publishing framework for rendering content in different output formats including HTML and PDF from one single source file. Recent developments succeeded in... More

    pp. 3204-3208

  3. Reducing Cognitive Overload: Easy Technological Solutions

    Melissa Koenig, DePaul University, United States

    In the online environment it is important to display course content in a way that doesn’t cause cognitive overload. There are a number of software solutions that faculty and instructional designers... More

    p. 3209

  4. Media & Communication Literacy in Higher Education: Learning a Foreign Language

    Paolo Paolini, Nicoletta Di Blas & Aldo Torrebruno, Politecnico di Milano - HOC, Italy

    Learning how to speak through modern interactive channels is not easy for “grown up students”, as those at higher education level. They are used to the multimedia Web, iPod, iPhone, etc. as ... More

    pp. 3210-3220

  5. Programming education for non-technical students using children’s media authoring environment

    Toshiyuki Takeda, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

    Since 2002 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan has tried to use media authoring environment created for children (Squeak, Cricket LOGO and Scratch) for computer programming courses (formal / informal)... More

    p. 3221

  6. Manga-Based Beginner-level Textbooks; Proposal of a Website for their Creation

    Toshihiko Takeuchi, Ibaraki University, Japan; Shogo Kato, Waseda University, Japan; Yuuki Kato, Tokyo University of Social Welfare, Japan; Tomohiro Wakui, Ibaraki University, Japan

    Manga (Japanese cartoon stories) – based beginner-level textbooks have been recently appearing in various fields of specialty and making the knowledge accessible to common people. However, manga... More

    pp. 3222-3227

  7. Building Courseware Using Flash

    Yixin Zhang, McNeese State University, United States

    Flash is an excellent choice for building courseware. This poster session presents ideas and tips using Flash in building courseware and share successful stories. Topics will highlight courseware... More

    pp. 3228-3230

  8. Scaling-up an Educational Robotics Intervention for Informal Learning Environments

    Bradley Barker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States; Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States; Gwen Nugent & Viacheslav Adamchuk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States

    Past research has shown that educational robotics, when paired with geospatial technologies and taught in an informal educational environment, can be an innovative strategy to teach youth about... More

    pp. 3231-3236

  9. Synchronous Educational Robotics Competitions in the Virtual World

    Bradley Barker, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, United States; Gwen Nugent, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States; Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States; Viacheslav Adamchuk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States

    Robotics competitions with middle and high school students are well-established mechanisms to enhance student interest and engagement in STEM career pathways and to build teamwork skills. However,... More

    pp. 3237-3242

  10. The Relative Utility of Different Online Learning Modes – the Students’ Perspective

    Matt Bower, Macquarie University, Australia

    As part of a student questionnaire relating to students perceptions of an online IT course at Macquarie University, students from four semesters were surveyed regarding their preferences for... More

    pp. 3243-3252

  11. The Higher Education System: Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of Distance Education in Comparison to Face-to-face Education

    Tireka Cobb, Louisiana State University, United States

    Determining whether costs are justifiable is just as important as considering the cost. Several methods are documented exploring the costs of distance education, but there is not much information... More

    pp. 3253-3257

  12. One Approach to Finding Evidence for the Effectiveness of Scientific Visualisations in High School Physics and Chemistry Education

    David Geelan & Michelle Mukherjee, The University of Queensland, Australia

    Enormous amounts of money and energy are being devoted to the development, use and organisation of computer-based scientific visualisations (e.g. animations and simulations) in science education.... More

    pp. 3258-3263

  13. Visualization of Real-World Data: Supporting Insurance brokers in the Process of Information Visualization

    Patricia Gouws & Ruth De Villiers, UNISA, South Africa

    This study considers the development and use of RoutePlanner, which is a model for the visualization process to transform raw data in a data warehouse into required insight, specifically in the... More

    pp. 3264-3269

  14. Value Focused Association Map (VFAM) - An Alternative Learning Outcomes Presenting

    Chialing Hsu, Tamkang University, Taiwan; Chao-Fu Hong, Aletheia University, Taiwan; Ai-Ling Wang, Tamkang University, Taiwan; Tzu-Fu Chiu, Aletheia University, Taiwan; Ya-Fung Chang, Tamkang University, Taiwan

    This study applied a computer system, Value Focused Association Map (VFAM) presenting the students’ essays, to understand students’ learning outcomes. Although there were many ways of presenting... More

    pp. 3270-3275

  15. Relationship of Educator Professional Development for Interactive Online Simulations to Eighth Grade Student Achievement in Math and Science

    Gerald Knezek & Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States; Alice Owen & Sam Farsaii, Irving Texas Independent School District, United States; Rebekah McPherson, Univ. of North Texas, United States; Sherri Brogdon & Jaeyeob Jung, University of North Texas, United States

    Findings based on school-as-a-unit-of-analysis and classroom-as-a-unit-of-analysis data from the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) for 8th Grade Science indicate that training in... More

    pp. 3276-3281

  16. Beginners’ programming attempts to accomplish a multiple-solution based task within a multiple representational computer environment

    Maria Kordaki, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics, Patras University, Greece, Greece

    This study considers the role of a drawing multiple-representation based computer environment (named L.E.C.G.O: a Learning Environment for programming and C using Geometrical Objects) in beginners’... More

    pp. 3282-3295

  17. A Research Perspective: Online and Traditional Evaluation of Teaching in the Higher Education Settings

    Nan Li, Claflin University, United States

    This paper discusses evaluation of teaching from three perspectives. First, it emphasizes the importance of the evaluation of faculty instruction, i.e., it is a ubiquitous rite on every university ... More

    pp. 3296-3300

  18. Design, Development and Evaluation of Pathways to Inquiry - Earth Science: An Inquiry Skill Analyzer and Activities Portal

    Yiping Lou, Pamela Blanchard & Jaime Carnaggio, Louisiana State University, United States

    The Pathways to Inquiry Project (PTI) has developed two interrelated tools, an Inquiry Skill Analyzer (iSA) and an Inquiry Activity Portal (iAP). The iSA is designed for teachers to analyze and... More

    pp. 3301-3309

  19. Same-Language-Subtitling (SLS): Subtitled Music Video as a Repeated Reading Activity

    Wayne Greg McCall, University of Phoenix/ Hawaii D.O.E., United States

    Abstract: This paper introduces the use of Same-Language-Subtitling (SLS), or Subtitled-Music-Video as a repeated reading exercise. For the basic SLS exercise students repeatedly view brief... More

    pp. 3310-3314

  20. Attitudes Toward ICT Use in Education - Analysis of Board of Education Website Postings -

    Takeshi Morishita, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Japan; Yoshinori Higashibara, Center for Education Research and Training, Faculty of Education, Shinshu University, Japan

    A board of education director in Hino, Tokyo, Japan, makes daily website postings about the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education. Undergraduate students can learn... More

    pp. 3315-3320