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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. Factors Influencing Students' Attitude Towards Technology

    Kasongo Kalanda, Lesotho College of Education, Lesotho; John Oliphant, Lesotho college of education, Lesotho

    This study examines the attitudes held by the first year College students of the Lesotho College of Education, toward technology. It investigates the relationship between students' attitudes toward... More

    pp. 2735-2741

  2. Educational Effects of Computer-based Language Learning Materials: Evaluation of Memory Retention in Long-term Intervals

    Yuka Kawasaki, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan; Takafumi Terasawa, Okayama University, Japan

    We examined the educational effectiveness of computer-based and paper materials for language learning. We conducted an experiment and compared the educational effectiveness between these two types ... More

    pp. 2742-2750

  3. Effect of Cooperative Learning (Learning Together Technique) On Academic Achievement of Physics Course

    Mohammadreza Keramati, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Abstract:This paper reports the results of an investigation on the effect of cooperative learning (learning together technique) on academic achievement of physics course. Cooperative learning ... More

    pp. 2751-2756

  4. Blended Information and Communication Technology Models For Use Effective Education in Higher Education

    Farhad Kianfar, Payam Noor University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    Abstract: Information transfer is a tradition in higher education. In the information transfer model knowledge is passed from the experts tutors)to the s students) by means of lectures and text... More

    pp. 2757-2764

  5. Implications of the Policy for the Use of ICT in Education through a Comparison of Public and Private Cyber Communities from the Aspect of Social Capital

    Young Rok Kim, KERIS(Korea Education & Research Information Service), Korea (South)

    This study aims to determine what conditions cyber communities should meet to enhance social capital and serve as a venue for promoting learning by comparing two representative cases. Through these... More

    pp. 2765-2774

  6. The Impact of the Cyber Community on English Learning in Japan

    Midori Kimura, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan, Japan; Hiroyuki Obari, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan; Junko Handa, Cyber University, Japan

    This paper will report on the cyber community at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan, which is comprised of the Research Center for e-Learning Professional Competency (eLPCO), Cyber Campus System ... More

    pp. 2775-2780

  7. Let Me Think About That: A Model for Pre-service Teacher Reflection in E-portfolios

    Andrew Kitchenham, UNBC, Canada

    In this paper, I outline the development of a framework for the analysis of teacher reflection in standards-based e-portfolios. A survey of the extent literature revealed that Mezirow’s (1995, 1998... More

    pp. 2781-2787

  8. Model for Improving Academic Honesty in an Online Business Course

    Jayson Kunzler, Brigham Young University – Idaho, United States; Shane Moulton & Jane Strickland, Idaho State University, United States

    This article explores alternative solutions for addressing the issues of academic dishonestly in online undergraduate business courses. Various approaches and strategies for helping to curb... More

    pp. 2788-2797

  9. Providing an Effective Learning Environments: The Impact of Shadowing Task via WBT on EFL Learners’ bottom-up processing skill

    Atsuko Kuramoto, Hiroshima International University, Japan

    The present paper investigated the impacts of the shadowing task approach via WBT especially on the elementary level EFL (English as a foreign language) learners in Japan, where they have less... More

    pp. 2798-2802

  10. Using Social Networking and Learner-Centered Measurement in Automated Social Mentoring Systems

    Richard N. Landers, Old Dominion University, United States

    The power of social networking for instruction in both the classroom and training workshop is obvious; out-of-class relationships amongst learners can foster increased understanding of the subject ... More

    pp. 2803-2806

  11. The Electronic Lives of Teens: Negotiating Access, Producing Digital Narratives, and Recovering From Internet Addiction

    Judith Lapadat, Maureen Atkinson & Willow Brown, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

    Due to the global uptake of technologically mediated communication with its new affordances, the nature of literacy itself is changing. We present a case study of the literacies of Canadian... More

    pp. 2807-2816

  12. Emotions as an Element that Maximizes the Effectiveness of a Pedagogical Agent

    Ana Lilia Laureano Cruces, Departamento de Sistemas, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-A, Mexico; Martha Mora Torres, Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación, IIMAS-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico; Javier Ramírez Rodríguez, Departamento de Sistemas, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-A, Mexico; Fernando Gamboa Rodríguez, Espacios y Sistemas Interactivos para la Educación, CCADET–Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

    In order to create a credible emotional agent, it needs to be designed with a behavior that corresponds to the emotional state. In this paper, an effective agent is described as an agent whose... More

    pp. 2817-2822

  13. Value for Learning as a Measure of Educational Software Effectiveness

    Tracey L. Leacock & Margarita Karpilovsky-Aharon, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    The use of educational software in formal learning contexts has become mainstream, yet there are still no clear methodologies for determining the value of such software to learners or of predicting... More

    pp. 2823-2831

  14. Getting Connected: Community in an Online Learning Environment

    Krista LeBrun, The University of West Alabama, United States

    Abstract: This paper is the report of findings of a study conducted on graduate level distance education. Findings indicate that several factors contribute to the decision of enrolling in a... More

    pp. 2832-2837

  15. Peer Evaluation in Blended Team Project-Based Learning; What Do Students Find Important?

    Hye-Jung Lee, Seoul National University, Korea (South)

    Peer evaluation is an effective way for every student participates in the team project actively. However, peer evaluation is not willingly taken for lack of credibility. In this context, this paper... More

    pp. 2838-2842

  16. Generation of pencil and paper exercises to personalize learners’ work sequences: typology of exercises and meta-architecture for generators

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

    In the context of personalization of learning, we present our approach and both theoretical and practical results of our research allowing teachers to propose personalized work sequences to their... More

    pp. 2843-2848

  17. The Development of Adaptive Learning in TESL Based on Neural Network

    Hung-Chang Liao, Department of Health Services Administration, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taiwan; Ya-huei Wang, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Chung-Shan Medical University, Taiwan

    The purpose of this study is to establish the adaptive learning in English learning in consideration of various students’ characteristics. To seek the various combinations for various learning path... More

    pp. 2849-2854

  18. Title: Characteristics of YouTube Use and Users: Implications for Education

    Meng-Fen Grace Lin, Unversity of Hawaii, United States; Georgette Michko, University of Houston, United States; Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University, United States

    This literature review and survey research investigated the characteristics of adult users of the online video sharing site YouTube. Survey respondents reported on their ownership of hardware... More

    pp. 2855-2862

  19. Exploring the formation of collective efficacy in college student learning teams

    Yu-Hsun Lin & Huey-Wen Chou, Department of Information Management, National Central University, Taiwan

    This study examines the impact of three dimensions of TMS (specialization, task-knowledge coordination and cognition-based trust) on collective efficacy. Ninety-two undergraduates from a northern... More

    pp. 2863-2870

  20. Web 2.0 and Its Use in Higher Education: A Review of Literature

    Min Liu, Debby Kalk, Lance Kinney, Gregg Orr & Manda Reid, The university of Texas at Austin, United States

    This paper reviews the literature on Web 2.0 uses in higher education from the previous two years (2007-2008). The goals of this review are (1) to identify how Web 2.0 technologies are used in... More

    pp. 2871-2880