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E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Oct 26, 2009

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Theo Bastiaens; Jon Dron; Cindy Xin

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Number of papers: 596

  1. Teacher candidates’ perceptions of the efficacy of the use of webcasts as online supplemental instruction in traditional education courses

    Gail Coulter, Western Washington University, United States; Beverly Ray, Idaho State University, United States

    Research examined candidates’ perceptions (n = 47) related to the use of a series of webcasts as online supplemental instruction for standards based projects in three junior level special education... More

    p. 2475

  2. Using Blogs, Podcasts and Google Sites as Educational Tools in a Teacher Education Program

    Clara Coutinho, University of Minho Braga Portugal, Portugal

    Recent research shows that teachers familiarity, confidence and skills in integrating technology into the curriculum are dependent on the quality of training programs they attend. Aware of this... More

    pp. 2476-2484

  3. Specifications and conditions for an adaptive and intelligent e-learning environment

    Luisa dall'Acqua, GSi Edu Research Group (Switzerland), Italy

    The present contribution describes a multidimensional design model, that explains the specifications needed for an educational environment, able to: increase productivity and operability, create... More

    pp. 2485-2493

  4. A Consideration of Learning Processes in Virtual Learning Communities

    Ben Daniel, Virtual Learning Community Research Group, Canada; Richard Schwier, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    How do we understand and support learning in virtual learning communities? The main goal of this research was to take the first steps toward instantiating a model describing the fundamental... More

    pp. 2494-2499

  5. Stakeholders Analysis as a Research Methodology: Implications for Development of a Distributed Community of Practice for Health Research and Innovation

    Ben Daniel, Health Research and Innovation, Canada; Beth Horsburgh, University of Saskatchewan/Saskatoon Health Region, Canada

    There is a continuous requirement to understand complex human diseases. Recently, the need for a rising awareness in understanding a pandemic such as H1N1, and its preventative measures will most... More

    pp. 2500-2505

  6. Under-prepared African-American College Students’ Perceptions of the Impact of Technology in a Developmental Reading Course

    Deborah Darby, Southern University at New Orleans, United States; Richard B. Speaker Jr., University of New Orleans, United States

    This paper discuses two major areas: 1) academic challenges of under-prepared college students, especially African-Americans in an historically black institution; and 2) these students’ uses of... More

    pp. 2506-2511

  7. Applying controlled usability-testing technology to investigate learning behaviours of users interacting with e-learning tutorials

    M.R. (Ruth) de Villiers, University of South Africa, South Africa

    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to suggest innovative ways of using the facilities in usability-testing laboratories to find out more about the learning processes and behaviours of users... More

    pp. 2512-2521

  8. Adapting e-learning facilities to serve the rural communities in South Africa: the case of the Soshanguve community

    Johnson Dehinbo & Solomon Odunaike, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    This study uses a case study methodology of interpretive research paradigm to address the adaptation of e-learning facilities in South African cities to serve the rural communities. While South... More

    pp. 2522-2528

  9. Capturing and Utilising Information about Interactions During the Learning Process in 3D Virtual Worlds

    Kristine Deray, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Simeon Simoff, University of Western Sydney, Australia

    Abstract: The range of interactions in immersive 3D virtual worlds is increasing as new technologies are integrated with such environments. The increased complexity, however, does not necessarily... More

    pp. 2529-2534

  10. Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competences using ePortfolio. Contributions to changing the evaluation paradigm and to the development of computer science literacy.

    Carla Dias, Lia Raquel Oliveira & Palmira Alves, University of Minho, Portugal

    The Padre Benjamim Salgado’s Secondary School has an open source learning platform - Elgg ePortfolio - available since November 2006. The usage of this platform, by both teachers and students, has ... More

    pp. 2535-2538

  11. First Year University Students’ Access, Usage and Expectations of Technology: An Australian Pilot Study

    Allan Ellis & Diane Newton, Southern Cross University, Australia

    Abstract: In recent years, reports in the popular press have highlighted the rapid take-up of Web 2.0 type tools that support social networking, collaboration and information access. Also, there... More

    pp. 2539-2546

  12. Creating the World of Augmented Dental Training (CWADT)

    Bruce Elson, Birmingham City University - Technology & Innovation Centre, United Kingdom; Cham Athwal, Birmingham City University UK, United Kingdom; Patricia Reynolds, GKT Dental Institute, King’s College London - UK, United Kingdom

    There is a growing demand for dentists in the developing world coupled with the global need for dentists to update their knowledge and skills driven by the incessant development of improved cures... More

    pp. 2547-2554

  13. Integrating ICT without throwing the baby out with the bathwater

    Bård Ketil Engen & Leikny Ogrim, Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo University College, Norway

    This paper presents a case study of how novice schoolteachers experience the usefulness of ICT skills in their work context as professionals in compulsory schools in Norway. The first part... More

    pp. 2555-2561

  14. Increasing Interactivity in the Online Environment

    Dee Fabry & Cynthia Schubert, National University, United States

    Interactivity, according to current research in web-based education, is a key component for achieving effective learning outcomes. This study explored eight interactive tools available in the e... More

    pp. 2562-2567

  15. To an evolution of e-learning practice in a complex learning organisation. A project in the French Military Joint Health Service

    Marie-Hélène Ferrer, IRBA-Antenne Toulon IMNSSA, France

    The French Military Joint Health Service must provide in any circumstances the best health support to the French Army as keeping a high level of competences for all employees is a priority. To... More

    pp. 2568-2573

  16. An Auto Grading System for Criteria-based Tests in a Computer Competency Course

    Reza Ferrydiansyah, Felicia Berryman, Jo Smith & Daniel Rairigh, Michigan State University, United States

    Evaluation of student works is a time consuming process that must be completed within some fixed schedule. When the number of enrollment to a particular course is quite high, it is difficult to... More

    pp. 2574-2579

  17. C2PRISM: A Transformative Role for Assessment

    Robert Friedman, Norbert Elliot, Fadi Deek, Robert Fellman & Bruce Bukiet, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States

    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct a GK-12 STEM project that places doctoral students into high school math and science... More

    pp. 2580-2585

  18. Using Course Activity Data to Raise Awareness of Underperforming College Students

    John Fritz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States

    Similar to other institutions, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) has determined a relationship may exist between student performance as defined by grades, and activity in the... More

    pp. 2586-2589

  19. New Directions in Science Communication: A Virtual Research & Experience Landscape

    Josef Froschauer, Ingo Seidel, Markus Gärtner & Helmut Berger, Matrixware Information Systems GmbH, Austria; Dieter Merkl, Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

    In this paper we present the virtual learning environment “Research Exhibition and Experience Landscape – REEL”, which is a platform for communicating scientific projects. REEL allows users to... More

    pp. 2590-2597

  20. Maximising Discourse Grammar in English Language Teaching (ELT) Using Multimedia Communication Methods (MCMs)

    Christopher Gabriel & Joanne Pegiña, De La Salle University at Dasmarinas, Philippines

    With chalk-and-talk instruction being replaced by MCMs, English language teachers from the Philippines are driven to re-plan lesson designs for students, who are likely to work overseas, to... More

    pp. 2598-2602