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

2004

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Janice Nall; Robby Robson

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Number of papers: 551

  1. The Assessment of the Collaborative Roles: Using On-line Dialogue Journals

    Mi Song Kim, McGill University, Canada

    Abstract: Although there has been an increasing influence of Activity Theory with an emphasis on social interaction in the development of cognition and the role of mediated action, the assessment... More

    pp. 2348-2353

  2. Marine Biotechnology E-Learning for At-Risk Students

    Katie Klinger, National University, United States; Diana Oshiro & Elizabeth Blake, Myron B. Thompson Academy, United States; Marsha Mooradian, Cajon Valley Union School District, United States

    High drop out rates and low student achievement scores have become social issues motivating communities in America to develop E-Learning curricula as resources and learning solutions to meet these ... More

    pp. 2354-2359

  3. The Building of Knowledge Networks with Interactive Radio Programs in Distance Education Systems

    Gulsun Kurubacak & T. Volkan Yuzer, Anadolu University, Open Education Faculty, Turkey

    In the 21st century, there is new paradigms shift from traditional distance education approaches to network-based elearning understandings.In considering how best to optimize distance education... More

    pp. 2360-2367

  4. Video Lectures for Cross-Cultural Use: A Three Phase Model

    Elicia Lanham & Wanlei Zhou, Deakin University, Australia

    This paper will discuss the contributing factors of; increasing numbers of international students, and the advancement of learning technologies; that lead to the development of an exploratory... More

    pp. 2368-2373

  5. Learning Can Be a Long Shot: Distance Learning Characteristics of Two Cultures

    Karen Lemone, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States

    This paper is a report on the experiences of an American professor teaching web-based distance learning in Nepal and Iceland. When the teacher is from one culture and the students are from another,... More

    pp. 2374-2378

  6. Mathematics, Science, and Technology: Do gender and race matter?

    Qing Li, University of Calgary, Canada

    The main purpose of this study is to examine the gender and race differences in student beliefs about careers in math and science, their attitudes towards math and science and their confidence in... More

    pp. 2379-2384

  7. Computers in Early Childhood Classrooms: Experiences of Three Kindergartens in Taiwan

    Poh-Hwa Liang, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan

    This study examined how computers were used in three kindergarten classrooms in Taiwan. The research questions of the study were how computers are integrated into early childhood curriculum? And... More

    pp. 2385-2390

  8. OOPS – an Emerging Model for Informal Online Social Learning Community

    Meng-Fen Lin & Youmei Liu, University of Houston, United States; Luc Chu, Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System, Taiwan

    Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS) is a grass roots effort to localize MIT's OCW for the Great China Region. Since its inception in February 2004, OOPS has made significant progress ... More

    pp. 2391-2394

  9. Best Practices for Supporting the Non-traditional Student in Online Education

    Jane Carol Manner, East Carolina University, United States

    Higher education has seen significant growth in the participation of non-traditional students during recent years. Non-traditional participants include mature students who are entering higher... More

    pp. 2395-2398

  10. Changes in Life and Education: You have seen Nothing yet

    Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    Computers are going to continue to evolve at very high speed. The omnipresent computer that acts very much as extension of the human brain is less than ten years away. This will clearly influence... More

    pp. 2399-2400

  11. Digital Inclusion In An Urban Low Income Area: A University Community Partnership

    Maribeth Montgomery Kasik, Governors State University, United States

    This presentation addresses the evolution and results of a university and community partnership providing accessibility in an attempt to bridge the digital divide to digital inclusion in an urban... More

    p. 2401

  12. Inside the Actors Studio: Why do I Teach Online?

    James Paradiso, College of Lake County, United States

    This brief paper treats the cable TV program "Inside the Actors Studio" as a stage to analyze, explicate, and explore the question, Why do I teach online? In brighter lights, do I teach online to... More

    pp. 2402-2405

  13. The Global Learning Portal: New Paths of Learning and Professional Development for Teachers

    Eileen Pennisi, Penn State University, United States; Patricia Nelson, University of Akron, United States; K.David Weidner, Capital City Technical Consulting, Inc., United States

    Building learning communities in cyberspace poses enormous challenges that we are just beginning to grapple with worldwide. This paper describes the development of an international online... More

    pp. 2406-2411

  14. Fundación Albéniz’s expertise in preservation of cultural heritage. Harmos Project.

    Marta Sánchez, Fundación Albéniz, Spain

    Since a decade ago, the Albéniz Foundation took advantage of the technological revolution and contributed to make knowledge universal and exportable through the elaboration of technological models.... More

    p. 2412

  15. A Comparative Study of Foreign and American-Schooled Women’s Perspectives on Threaded Discussions

    Lynn Shafer, George Mason University, United States

    This study explored the processes of enculturation (i.e., the adoption of behavior of new social groups) and acculturation (i.e., changes in underlying cultural patterns during intercultural... More

    pp. 2413-2420

  16. Moving to a distributed model of learning and facilitation: The catalytic role of personal and collaborative Webpublishing technologies

    Priya Sharma, Penn State University, United States; Sebastian Fiedler, University of Augsburg, Germany

    Traditional instructional models within higher education are evidently insufficient to meet challenges of learning and working within the new information economy, mainly due to the primacy of the... More

    pp. 2421-2424

  17. Learning Loops in an Online Health-Community on Overweight

    Asa Smedberg, DSV, Stockholm University/The Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

    Today, many people use open online communities to communicate and learn together. One area in which online communities are used is the health sector. Some of the health-communities are for people... More

    pp. 2425-2430

  18. Hybrid Online Face-to-face Courses: a Sociological analysis

    Glenn Smith & Hermann Kurthen, Stony Brook University, United States

    Hybrid online face-to-face courses have grown steadily the last five years. "Hybrid" courses are face-to-face courses where thirty per cent or more of class work uses the Web (Marold, 2002). Hybrid... More

    pp. 2431-2435

  19. Idiocultural Issues of a Virtual Learning Community

    Barbara Spinelli, Columbia University, NY, United States; Roberto Dolci, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy

    In this paper we will describe the idiocultural dimension of intercultural communities we have developed in a virtual environment. We will explain our collection of data using the Fine's five... More

    pp. 2436-2439

  20. Designing "Culturally Dynamic" Online Learning Environments Using MOODLE Implementations

    Gina Stevens & Sheila Gatling, Executive Performance, LLC, United States; Tom Murdock, Thinking Distance, Inc., United States

    Lifelong learning in the twenty-first century can be characterized by the convergence of diverse global learners using web-based technology tools to develop and sustain virtual communities of... More

    pp. 2440-2445