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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. Classifying Interactive Features of Scientific Cognitive Tools

    Sonja Rowhani & Kamran Sedig, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    This paper examines how interaction can support learning with visual representations in scientific cognitive tools (SCTs), where SCTs are a subset of cognitive tools that are intended to support... More

    pp. 1015-1020

  2. Enhancing the Usability of Complex Visualizations by Making them Interactive: A Study

    Kamran Sedig & Hai-Ning Liang, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Jim Morey, Wesleyan College, United States

    Visualizations can play an important role in learning activities. They encode a wide variety of concepts, structures, processes, and objects to help learners make sense of phenomena and perform... More

    pp. 1021-1029

  3. Seven Constraints from One Limit: The inability of federated search tools to fully meet the informational needs of students

    Peter Zuber, Brigham Young University, United States

    The decision to update the library’s web site included the addition of a new federated searching tool. Starting from a simple, “Google” styled interface and a “search first, think later” approach, ... More

    pp. 1030-1037

  4. ICT pervasion in developing countries

    Raphael Attias, ORT, France

    ICTpervasionindevelopingcountriesItisa well known fact that despite theirconstantly decreasing post,modern information and communication technologies do not uniformly pervade in all sectors of... More

    pp. 1038-1048

  5. Establishing Design Principles for Online Synchronous Literacy Learning for Indigenous Learners

    Michelle Eady, Anthony Herrington & Caroline Jones, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Synchronous learning has the potential to provide literacy and essential skills training to Indigenous learners living in remote and isolated communities. Although there is considerable research... More

    pp. 1049-1054

  6. Native Hawaiians, Technology Access and Socioeconomic Factors

    Mark Hines, Mid-Pacific Institute, United States; Dean Tomita, Kamehameha Schools, United States

    Two factors contributing to academic success are socioeconomic status and home technology access. According to a 2000 US Census report, Native Hawaiians had the lowest mean family income of all... More

    pp. 1055-1063

  7. Attitudes of Indigenous Peoples toward Distance Learning in the South Pacific: An Empirical Study

    Robert Hogan, School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

    This research studied student satisfaction with the distance-learning program of X University, one of only two regional universities in the world. The University supports 12 Pacific Island... More

    pp. 1064-1072

  8. The Internet as an Innovation in a Sub Saharan African University: Identifying Faculty Adoption for Academic Purposes

    Diane Igoche, University of Georgia Doctoral Student, United States

    As Internet access continues to grow in the region’s educational institutions, it is important to study faculty adoption of the Internet for instructional purposes including teaching and research. ... More

    pp. 1073-1084

  9. The World Around Us. Integration Of Communities Through Web Models And Spontaneous Networks

    Guillermo Palacios & Raquel Lacuesta, University of Zaragoza, Spain; Lourdes Peñalver, Jaime Lloret & Miguel García, Polytechnic Universtity of Valencia, Spain

    Until only a few decades ago social networks were mainly generated by physical proximity and personal contact; these are now being adapted and expanded within the “new world” of the internet. The... More

    pp. 1085-1090

  10. Virtually There: Using Constructivist Strategies and Cross-Cultural Dialogue for an Online Course in the Pacific

    Kavita Rao, Patricia Edelen-Smith, Lillian Segal & James Skouge, University of Hawaii, United States

    By using constructivist methods in distance learning courses, instructors can create authentic contexts and promote student engagement. In this study, instructors used narrative strategies,... More

    p. 1091

  11. Training Informatics Teachers in Managing ICT Facilities in Schools

    Haralampos Tsaknakis, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Greece; Charalambos Mouzakis & Chrysanthi Tziortzioti, Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs, Greece

    In this paper we describe and analyse the results of a training project for 3.200 informatics teachers in Greece. The purpose of the project was to provide new knowledge on ICT to informatics... More

    pp. 1092-1097

  12. A Successful Technology Integration in Schools to Improve the Effectiveness of Elementary School Administration

    Chih-Hsiang Weng & Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang, National Cheng Kung University, Institute of Education, Taiwan

    The purposes of this study are to investigate: (1) How administrators of elementary schools use technology leadership strategies in Taiwan, (2) How administrators become aware of the effectiveness ... More

    pp. 1098-1115

  13. Blending Apples and Oranges: iTunes U, pedagogy, and infrastructure

    Eric Alvarado, Yordanos Baharu, John Arpino, Yianna Vovides & Pb Garrett, The George Washington University, United States

    The Requirements: To integrate the inherent flexibility that iTunes U offers in both pedagogical innovation and delivery of instruction with the University’s infrastructure; this implementation... More

    pp. 1116-1123

  14. Networking Virtual and Remote Experiments in LILA

    David Böhringer, Barbara Burr, Sabina Jeschke & Thomas Richter, University of Stuttgart, Germany

    LILA – acronym for library of labs - is a project funded by the European Union within the latest and last call of the eContentplus program for the networking of remote controllable experiments and ... More

    pp. 1124-1129

  15. A Web-Based Learning Platform Based on Super Learning Objects “Chao Zi”

    Ning Kang & Tao Wang, China Education Television, China; Shengquan Yu, Beijing Normal University, China; Heping Hao, China Education Television, China

    This paper presents a Web-Based Learning Platform based on a super learning object (Chao Zi) with these unique features: self contained teaching objects, openness, capability of aggregation and... More

    pp. 1130-1135

  16. A Teacher-dedicated Tool Supporting Personalization of Activities

    Marie Lefevre, Amélie Cordier, Stéphanie Jean-Daubias & Nathalie Guin, University of Lyon - LIRIS, France

    Personalization of learning is a complex task which objectives are manifold. One of them is to provide teachers with tools allowing them to personalize activities assigned to learners. The PERLEA... More

    pp. 1136-1141

  17. Using an Ontological Approach to Support the Student Affectively

    Makis Leontidis, Constantin Halatsis, Maria Grigoriadou & Spyros Vazouras, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece

    This paper is presenting a framework for the support of the student’s actions in an affective way during the learning process. The proposed framework makes use of an ontological approach in... More

    pp. 1142-1151

  18. Study on Utilizing Remote Video Technologies for Enhancement of Teaching Supervision in Hong Kong

    Qing Liu, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

    Conducting teaching supervision is one of the prominent teaching and learning activities of education programmes in Hong Kong. The objective of this paper is to design a platform integrating web... More

    pp. 1152-1155

  19. Mobile Communication System for Health Education

    Toshiyuki Maeda, Hannan University, Japan

    We focus on health education as preventing health disorder of student youth and improving ``health literacy', and present an improved system for health education. This system consists of... More

    pp. 1156-1161

  20. Streaming Media in Schools: Patterns of Systemic Implementation and Use

    Marcia Mardis, Florida State University, United States; Ellen Hoffman, University of Hawaii, United States

    In 2003, Merit Network Inc., a non-profit company associated with the University of Michigan devoted to high-performance networking for education and research, obtained an NSF grant to integrate... More

    pp. 1162-1166