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

Jun 22, 2009

Editors

George Siemens; Catherine Fulford

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Number of papers: 657

  1. 3D Spaces in Software Engineering: From K-12 to Life Long Learning

    Heinz Dreher, School of Information Systems, Curtin Business School, Australia; Torsten Reiners, University of Hamburg, Germany; Carl Dreher & Naomi Dreher, School of Information Systems, Curtin Business School, Australia

    Despite continuing debate regarding the utility of virtual worlds, their use has continued to pervade the worldwide marketplace. An important consideration is that the current K-12 student cohort... More

    pp. 4103-4112

  2. Enhancements of the realXtend framework to build a Virtual Conference Room for Knowledge Transfer and Learning Purposes

    Frank Kappe & Christian Guetl, IICM, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    Within the last years virtual 3D worlds have raised increasing interest by researchers, developers and communities in various application domains. Knowledge management and ICT-based learning... More

    pp. 4113-4120

  3. 3D Virtual Technology, Integrated Language Learning, and Inquiry-Based Educational Curricula for English Language Students in South Korea

    Sahoon Kim, University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States

    This study examines inquiry-based education, problem-solving, integrated language learning and assessment when an educational 3D virtual technology was used as the mediator for enhancing language... More

    pp. 4121-4132

  4. Enhancing Virtual-Environment-Based Teamwork Training with Non-Verbal Communication

    Stefan Marks, John Windsor & Burkhard Wünsche, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Virtual reality simulations for individual training of surgical skills are increasingly used in medical education and have been shown to improve patient outcome. Since recent research suggests that... More

    pp. 4133-4144

  5. Integrated Cognitive Simulation

    John Windsor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Competency in the performance of clinical and procedural tasks requires both technical and cognitive skills. While commercially available VR simulators focus on the former, the Integrated... More

    p. 4145

  6. A Multilingual Writing Support Tool for Second Language Learners based on a Web Search Engine

    Kazuaki Ando, Kagawa University, Japan

    This paper proposes a multilingual writing support tool for second language learners based on a Web search engine. Currently, the proposed tool can support language learners writing a sentence in... More

    pp. 4146-4151

  7. Creating an Archive of Web-Based Children’s Video Books for Young Bilingual Readers and Writers

    Maria Bhattacharjee, Irene Linlin Chen & Susan Paige, University of Houston Downtown, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to describe a project about developing a Web-based video system of storybooks in Spanish and English. This project was needed to support the training of bilingual pre... More

    pp. 4152-4165

  8. Learning Computing Online – Key Findings From Students

    Matt Bower, Macquarie University, Australia

    This report summarizes key findings relating to the implementation of an online Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (GDIT) offered by Macquarie University. Specifically, the data collected... More

    pp. 4166-4175

  9. Systematic Design of a Case-based Learning Environment

    Lauren Cifuentes, Willis Marti, Omar Alvarez, Rene Mercer & Jeff Scaparra, Texas A&M University, United States

    We report on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a cased-based instructional environment designed for learning network engineering skills for cybersecurity. We describe the... More

    pp. 4176-4183

  10. Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Web-Based Computer Courses

    Elham Fariborzi, Islamic Azad University-Mashad Branch and UPM, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Kamariah bt Abu Bakar, Zakaria Kasa, Bahaman Abu Samah & Muhamad Taufik bin Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

    As far as improving learning is concerned, teaching and learning in higher education continues to present challenges especially with the advent of Web-based courses. The most pressing challenge on ... More

    pp. 4184-4189

  11. Creating user community for OCW through sharing lecture movies

    Yoshimi Fukuhara, Keio University, Japan; Taro Matsumura, Castalia, CO., LTD, Japan

    Three years have passed since first six universities launched their OCW sites in Japan and OCW have been entering into the second phase. In this phase, creating user community and globalization are... More

    pp. 4190-4193

  12. Exploring Virtual Math Manipulatives Online - The Power of Educational Media

    Jim Fulmer & Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

    Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively... More

    pp. 4194-4195

  13. Exploring Virtual Math Manipulatives Online - The Power of Educational Media

    Jim Fulmer & Tom McMillan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

    Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively... More

    pp. 4196-4199

  14. An Open Syllabus Model

    Olivier Gerbé, HEC Montreal, Canada; Jacques Raynauld, HEC Montréal, Canada

    Syllabi are universal gateways to teaching and learning in universities. Building on this metaphor, this paper presents Open Syllabus, a model-based XML approach to Web-based course outlines. Open ... More

    pp. 4200-4209

  15. Research on Safety Information for Children on Japanese Police Station’s Web Sites and Construction of a Retrieval System with Differential Backup Information

    Takanao Inaguma, Mika Uchihashi & Hiroshi Hotta, Sonoda Women's University, Japan; Takashi Sakamoto, Japan Association for Promotion of Educational Technology, Japan; Kimiro Meguro, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Katsuhiko Hara, Mejiro University, Japan; Mari Yokoya, The Institute for Child Safety, Japan

    The first step of this research is a surveillance study aiming to develop anticrime learning materials on web sites that can be used by the local crime prevention leader to keep child’s safety.... More

    pp. 4210-4215

  16. Identification of Factors Associated with Academic Success and Persistence to Graduation in Online Learning Environments

    Miranda Jennings, UMass Amherest, United States; Keri Heitner & Naser Heravi, University of Phoenix, United States

    Technology self-efficacy is just one component of understanding and predicting academic success in online learning environments. Thus, in our future research we propose to also use institutional... More

    pp. 4216-4219

  17. Technology Self-efficacy Predicts Academic Achievement In Online Learning Environments

    Miranda Jennings, UMass Amherest, United States; Keri Heitner, University of Phoenix, United States

    The relationship between technology self-efficacy and academic achievement was explored in undergraduate students (n=556) in four hybrid educational psychology classes. Students with higher... More

    pp. 4220-4222

  18. Learners' Perspectives on Incorporating Drupal and Web 2.0 Tools in a Blended-learning Chinese Classroom

    Chun-Yu Lin, University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign, United States; Chung-Kai Huang & Yueh-hui Chiang, University of Texas at Austin, United States

    This study is a report on the incorporation of Web 2.0 in a blended-learning Chinese class at a State University in the Midwest in the United States. To facilitate Chinese learners’ learning... More

    pp. 4223-4228

  19. Video-sharing Websites and Psychiatry Medical Education

    Dennis McNeilly, University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States

    This brief paper describes the application of video and vlog entries from video-sharing websites, such as YouTube, to psychiatry medical education. Because video can demonstrate and exemplifies... More

    pp. 4229-4232

  20. An open source approach to teaching online technology courses

    William Oliver, Blue Ridge Community College, United States

    Abstract: Open-source software and media resources are commonly used in computer science and information technology courses. Freely available software for image manipulation, three-dimensional... More

    p. 4233