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E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

2004

Editors

Janice Nall; Robby Robson

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Number of papers: 551

  1. Using e-Learning to Bridge the Global Digital Divide: Successes and Challenges from the International Field

    Terrie Lynn Thompson, Digital Opportunity Trust, Canada

    Millions of dollars are invested globally to bridge the digital divide. However, lasting learning will only result when people apply technology for social and economic benefits. These circumstances... More

    pp. 989-993

  2. Advanced Online Courseware for Student-Centered Learning: The Results of 4-Year NSF CCLI Project at Bradley University

    Vladimir Uskov, Bradley University, United States

    The National Science Foundation's (NSF) CCLI project # 0196015 (2001-2004) is aimed at design and development of advanced online undergraduate courseware in Information Technology (IT) area and... More

    pp. 994-1003

  3. The Benefits of an Online Environment in Promoting Learner-Centered Professional Development for Teachers

    Eamonn Walsh, Jr., University of Montevallo, United States; Lisa Beckham, Shelby County School System, United States

    The online course, "Professional Development for Alabama Teachers," utilizes contemporary staff development practices to train P-12 teachers to identify and implement the appropriate, data-driven... More

    pp. 1004-1006

  4. An Ethnographic Study on a Video Conferencing Class

    Shuyan Wang & Steve Yuen, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States

    This paper will discuss student interaction in a video conferencing class and how they felt in such a setting. A clear description of the classroom physical setting, the technology used, and the... More

    pp. 1007-1012

  5. Preservice Teaching Portfolios: Research and Transition to an E-Portfolio System

    Chuck West, Bradley University, United States

    Abstract: This paper is a report on the development of an e-portfolio program for a Midwestern university's teacher education program. The research was a three-year comparative case study of four ... More

    pp. 1013-1018

  6. E-Learning Enhances Situated Learning in Molecular Biosciences

    James Willett, George Mason University, United States; David Keefe, Education Technology Consultant, United States

    The rate of change in the molecular biosciences affects both the content and volume of information needed for students to understand the current state of the field. Frequent alterations in course... More

    pp. 1019-1024

  7. Computer Assisted Language Learning - A Blended Approach

    Scott Wilson, E-Learning-4-U, Inc., United States

    This presentation describes the beginning efforts to design, develop and implement a web-based language laboratory that can be used by individual students, from their own homes, as an adjunct to... More

    pp. 1025-1026

  8. Don’t Wait for Standards: Finding Value in your Existing e-Learning Infrastructure

    Kimberly Woodward, Trifus N.A., LLC, United States

    In 2003, many e-Learning players promoted the use of industry standards to solve everything from the integration of content and LMS to the integration of e-Learning systems within other enterprise ... More

    p. 1027

  9. E-pal Project: Using Technology as Emotional Support in College Level Chinese Study-Abroad Program

    Wenxia Wu, Iowa State University, United States; Xin Yang, College of William & Mary, United States

    This paper identifies three types of emotional problems students encountered in the 2004 W&M summer study broad program in China. Facing these problems, we design "E-pal project" that aims at... More

    pp. 1028-1032

  10. Librarians and Instructors: Partners in Quality for Research-Intensive Web Courses

    Denise Young & Allison King, UCF, United States

    Despite being told it could not be done, research-intensive social work policy classes were effectively converted from a face-to-face instruction mode to online. This accomplishment was achieved... More

    pp. 1033-1037

  11. English E-Training of Master Degree In-Service Teachers in China

    Jingxian Yu, East China Normal University, China; Julie Bao, Shippensburg University, United States

    Abstract This paper analyzes the first Master Level English E-training program for Chinese in-service teachers facilitated by the Distance Education College of East China Normal University in... More

    pp. 1038-1043

  12. Bridging the distance between research and practice: Creating a community of practice for piloting an educational simulation.

    Melanie Zibit, Boston College, United States; David Gibson, Vermont Institutes & National Institute for Community Innovations, United States

    Projects and organizations that want to deploy new e-learning tools find it helpful to bridge research, development and practice by piloting with users to learn what works, what needs adapting, and... More

    pp. 1044-1057

  13. International Collaboration in Open Source Software Development: Implications for Enhancing Educational Practice

    Pavlo Antonenko, Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, United States; Victor Udin, International Programs, Concordia College, United States

    Abstract: This presentation will address the aspect of international collaboration in open source developers' communities. Specifically, we will discuss the community structure, underlying... More

    pp. 1058-1061

  14. Variations in Learning: A Case Study of Economics Concepts

    Thomas Assan, Northwest University, South Africa

    This study used a particular theory, looks at a particular practice, and focused on a particular object of learning in the field of economic and management sciences (EMS) learning area. Its purpose... More

    pp. 1062-1067

  15. Using Microsoft Office Specialist Certification to Enhance Employment Opportunities for College Students

    Kathy Autrey, Rick Tarver, Leigh Ann Myers & Mary Beth Tarver, Northwestern State University, United States

    According to Don Hutchinson, Secretary of Economic Development for Louisiana, the current challenge of our new economy is the development of a knowledge-based workforce. The focus of this paper is... More

    pp. 1068-1069

  16. TALE: a Teachable Agent Embedded in an Intelligent Tutoring System

    Xin Bai & John Black, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    A novel web-based intelligent tutoring system called Teachable Agent Learning Environment (TALE) will be demonstrated. The goal of this research is the development of a teachable agent, situated in... More

    pp. 1070-1072

  17. Health Education for the 21st Century – Innovative Approaches through E-Learning

    Darrell Bailey, Indiana University School of Informatics, United States

    This brief paper will discuss innovative approaches to health education teaching and learning. These approaches are the result of an ongoing project "Health Education for the 21st Century" funded... More

    pp. 1073-1076

  18. Wireless Laptop Computers as Means for Facilitating Studio-based Learning in Higher Education

    Miri Barak, Judson Harward & Steven Lerman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

    Undergraduate students in engineering and science courses are expected to acquire programming skills as a part of their education. Traditional engineering courses are based on three elements:... More

    pp. 1077-1082

  19. Creating Online Courses: Instructional Designers’ Perspective

    Ann E. Barron, Instructional Technology, University of South Florida, United States; Shauna Schullo, Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida, United States; Gianna Rendina-Gobioff, Department of Educational Measurement and Research, University of South Florida, United States; Melissa Venable, Florida Center for Instructional Technology, University of South Florida, United States; Lou Carey, Department of Educational Measurement and Research, University of South Florida, United States

    The study describes preliminary assessment of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE). The grant (Innovative Technology for... More

    pp. 1083-1088

  20. Copyright for Educators: Instructional Strategies for Going Beyond Compliance

    Dianne Battle & Nada Dabbagh, George Mason University, United States

    Abstract: This paper examines the adaptation of a Cognitive Flexibility Hypertext (CFH) learning environment for developing educators' and instructional designers' critical thinking skills, complex... More

    pp. 1089-1094