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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. Factors affecting part-time degree student attitudes to e-learning: comparing nurses studying ethics in England with counterparts in America.

    Carol Leppa, University of Washington, Bothell, United States; Louise Terry, London South Bank University, United Kingdom

    This paper is based on a research project exploring differences noted by the researchers regarding the level of engagement with e-learning by their respective groups of qualified nurses studying... More

    pp. 2446-2451

  2. The Impacts Of The Online Discussion Durations On Online Social Presence

    Chih-Hsiung Tu & Michael Corry, George Washington University, United States

    Social presence is a vital affective learning factor that influences online interaction. The purposes of this study are to examine the how the duration of online discussion impacts social presence... More

    pp. 2452-2459

  3. Cultural Considerations in Online Education: A Review of the Literature

    Chun-Min Wang & Thomas Reeves, The University of Georgia, United States

    This paper reviews the literature regarding cultural considerations in online education. With the expansion of Internet and computer technologies, online education is becoming a new means as well... More

    pp. 2460-2465

  4. Taking online courses in the United States: The perspectives of Asian students from China, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan

    Chun-Min Wang, The University of Georgia, United States

    Online learning has become a new paradigm in education, but very few research-based studies have addressed the cultural aspects of online learning. By using interviewers and observations, this... More

    pp. 2466-2468

  5. Direct Accountability in Online Learning Programs: A Student Perspective

    Elsa Waters, Rebecca Linquist & Kevin Feenan, University of Phoenix Online, United States

    Abstract: Students of online learning programs face unique challenges that can be resolved by taking a self-directed approach to their learning environment. This case study evaluates differences in... More

    pp. 2469-2474

  6. Web Design for Small Display Handheld Devices

    Tom Chan, Southern New Hampshire Unviersity, United States

    Marketed around the mid-1990s, handheld devices have now become a part of the landscape at schools and universities. This article regards Web design issues for small display handheld devices such... More

    pp. 2475-2476

  7. The Trivium Framework - Building E-Learning Communites for Math and Science

    Kenneth Feldt, Electric Book Company, United States

    The Electric Book Company of Richmond, Virginia, discusses its service combining e-publishing with messaging to support collaborative discussions of technical subject matter rich in non-textual... More

    pp. 2477-2482

  8. Reusable Learning Object Model Design and Implementation: Lessons Learned

    Heather Katz, Stephen Worsham, Susan Coleman, Marci Murawski & Chris Robbins, Intelligent Decision Systems, Incorporated, United States

    Creating and applying a successful RLO strategy must go beyond content reuse and reassembly. Both the "learning" part of RLO and the associative technical specifications can make the task daunting.... More

    pp. 2483-2490

  9. Grounded Metadata

    Michael Knapp & Brandt Kurowski, Green River Data Analysis, United States; David Gibson, Vermont Institutes, United States; Sara Dexter, University of Virginia, United States; Robert McLaughlin, International Graduate Center, VI

    Abstract: Development of metadata (data about data) can be challenging because the vocabulary needs to be reliable yet flexible and extensible, locally relevant yet widely applicable and... More

    pp. 2491-2498

  10. Enhancement of SCORM to support adaptive E-Learning within the Scope of the Research Project AdeLE

    Felix Mödritscher, Christian Gütl & Victor Manuel Garcia Barrios, IICM, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    With regards to a more effective knowledge transfer through adaptation and personalisation, adaptivity is one of the hot spots in the field of e-learning. As one particular and interesting detail... More

    pp. 2499-2505

  11. Project Retro: Experiences with Building an Online Course with Reusable Learning Objects

    Jim Greer, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Permanand Mohan, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago

    This paper describes the experiences of the Retro project that aimed to convert the learning material in an existing online course to a set of reusable learning objects. It provides a detailed... More

    pp. 2506-2511

  12. The Learning Objects' Approach: Challenges and Opportunities

    Permanand Mohan, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago; Ben Daniel, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    Over the last five years, there has been tremendous interest worldwide in online learning materials known as "learning objects", coupled with several large-scale international developments such as ... More

    pp. 2512-2520

  13. A Proposal of Pocket Museum which Supports Self-Learning of Cross-Disciplinary Fields

    Naoyuki Abe, Yuki Higuchi & Takashi Mitsuishi, Graduate School of Educational Informatics, Tohoku University, Japan; Roberto Okada, Miyagi Univ./Visiting Prof. at Graduate School of Educational Informatics, Tohoku Univ., Japan

    In this paper, we propose a learning process which facilitates spontaneous learning over cross-disciplinary fields. The proposed learning process is characterized by recommending candidates to be... More

    pp. 2521-2526

  14. Concept Map Enhances Critical Thinking in a Second Grade Science Project

    Najla AlRaway, Indian State University, United States

    Abstract: This paper presents educational research in the impact of using Kidspiration software to improve students' learning and critical thinking skills in a second grade science project. The... More

    pp. 2527-2531

  15. The ePresence Interactive Webcasting and Archiving System: Technology Overview and Current Research Issues

    Ron Baecker, Peter Wolf & Kelly Rankin, University of Toronto, Canada

    In contrast to videoconferencing, webcasting supports scaleable Internet visual communications, yet it is typically viewed as an ephemeral one-way broadcast medium. We have developed a system... More

    pp. 2532-2537

  16. An elearning Authoring studio including pedagogical Design

    Samir Bennani, Amine Benkiran & Landry Defo Kuante, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingenieurs, Morocco

    To design an e-learning course that is adapted to the learner's expectations requires a preliminary study. This study consists of the analysis of the users' needs, the target audience, and... More

    pp. 2538-2543

  17. Collaborative eLearning in Real Places - Deploying Location Awareness for Face-to-Face eLearning Support

    Bernd Eßmann Bernd & Thorsten Hampel, Heinz Nixdorf Institute, University of Paderborn, Germany; René Sprotte, University of Paderborn, Germany

    Mobility and location awareness are focus of current CSCL/W research. The merge of real and virtual Knowledge Spaces allows new qualities of context in collaborative learning in remote and in face-... More

    pp. 2544-2550

  18. The eZ! Way to Create Your Online Instruction (Showcase)

    Henry Borysewicz & Courtney Docken, John D. Odegard School for Aerospace Sciences, Univ. of North Dakota, United States

    Want an online presence for your school or college, but concerned about how to accomplish it? Need to build a web site for your class or department? eZ! can make it practically effortless! eZ!... More

    pp. 2551-2555

  19. An Adaptive E-Learning Service for Accessing Interactive Examples

    Peter Brusilovsky, Michael Yudelson & Sergey Sosnovsky, University of Pittsburgh, United States

    This paper discusses the need to provide adaptive navigational support for students accessing large numbers of interactive examples in Web-enhanced education. Here we introduce the system NavEx ... More

    pp. 2556-2561

  20. Remarks on CSCL Theories Applied to Open Source Solutions for the Design of Collaborative Learning Environments

    Antonio Calvani, Antonio Fini & Maria Chiara Pettenati, University of Florence, Italy; Luigi Sarti, CNR (National Research Council), Italy

    In this paper we propose a perspective analysis and a theoretical model of an open source environment for cooperative learning. A reflection on evolution of e-learning technologies highlights ... More

    pp. 2562-2567