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E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Oct 21, 2013


Theo Bastiaens; Gary Marks

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Number of papers: 417

  1. iPad & iPhone Implementations for K-20 Classrooms

    Christina Gawlik, Saint Xavier University, United States; Erin Treacy, Hiawatha Elementary School, South Berwyn District 100, United States

    During the 1990's a driving force towards the one-to-one laptop initiative in U.S. education was due to the technology proficiencies for teachers and students developed by curriculum specialists ... More

    pp. 711-716

  2. Sum of Parts Group Projects: A New Structure to Reduce Student Anxiety

    Thomas Gibbons, The College of St. Scholastica, United States

    A new method of structuring group projects is defined. Sum of Parts projects are group projects where the project is explicitly broken up into parts and individual students are responsible for each... More

    pp. 717-721

  3. STREAM: a Flexible Model for Transforming Higher Science Education into Blended and Online Learning

    Mikkel Godsk, Centre for Science Education, Aarhus University, Denmark

    This paper presents a flexible model, ‘STREAM’, for transforming higher science education into blended and online learning. The model is inspired by ideas of active and collaborative learning and... More

    pp. 722-728

  4. Using Interactive Storytelling Agents to Broaden Participation in Computing

    Kinnis Gosha, Morehouse College, United States; Chinasa Ordu & Jennifer Horace, Clemson University, United States; Marvin Turner, David Cherry & Jonathan Johnson, Morehouse College, United States; David Brickler, Clemson University, United States

    It has been extensively documented the need for increased participation from under-represented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This research aims to... More

    pp. 729-731

  5. Improving Student Satisfaction with Large-scale, Compressed Timeline, Online Graduate Education Courses

    Julie R. Grady, Arkansas State University, United States

    Abstract: This teacher action research study focuses on the possible causes for a sharp decrease in course satisfaction by students enrolled in a large-scale, compressed timeline online course when... More

    pp. 732-744

  6. Agricultural Science Teachers Perception of Technology in Their Instructional Practices in South Texas

    Marybeth Green & Linda Challoo, Texas A&M Kingsville, United States; Richard Alaniz, Brownsville ISD, United States

    As the population of the world increases and the number of farms decrease, there are growing demands for food production on an aging population of farmers. With the next generation of potential... More

    pp. 745-753

  7. Collaborative Presence in a social network-based CoP for teacher professional development on teaching effectiveness: What does it look like and how does it work?

    Sarah Haavind, Lesley University, United States; Marielle Palombo, Consultant, United States

    This presentation describes a social network designed to support teachers whose students complete a feedback survey organized around the Tripod 7Cs of effective teaching: Care, Control, Challenge, ... More

    pp. 754-758

  8. Collaboration Strategies for Creating a Successful Multidepartment Online Cohort Graduate Program

    William Hey, Western Kentucky University, United States

    With the increasing number of online courses and programs being created by brick and mortar colleges and universities, it imperative that best practices for program development and instruction be... More

    pp. 759-764

  9. Is Videoconferencing the Only Way to Deliver Mixed Mode Classes with Multiple Sites? Using Mobile Devises to Teach Mixed Mode Classes with Multiple Sites in Higher Education

    Wei-Ying Hsiao, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States

    While online courses play a major role in higher education, mixed mode classes with multi-sites have been growing increasingly more popular in many institutions to cater to students who learn... More

    pp. 765-766

  10. Enhancing scientific inquiry and practicing new literacy skills through ICTs and Mobile Device

    Hui-Yin Hsu & Shiang-Kwei Wang, New York Institute of Technology, United States

    New literacy has become an important set of knowledge and skills students need to participate fully into their civic life in a global era. The optimal way of cultivating these literacy skills lies ... More

    pp. 767-777

  11. Implementation of an E-book in the Facilitation of Polar Science Education: A case study

    Kuang-Chen Hsu, The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at The University of Kansas, United States

    The education team of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) developed a series of hands-on activities to provide schools and educational institutions with the opportunity to... More

    pp. 778-783

  12. How to Improve Student Success and Retention in Online Education

    R Hubbard, Center for Management CommunicationMarshall School of BusinessUniversity of Southern California, United States

    This paper reviews the literature about online education, including a comparison with traditional face-to-face instruction. It does not cover the hardware requirements of online learning, and does... More

    pp. 784-793

  13. Building a Collaborative Knowledge Base in Diigo: How Links, Tags, and Comments Support Learning

    Tami Im & Vanessa Dennen, Florida State University, United States

    This case study examines the use of Diigo, a social bookmarking tool, in an online class. The purpose of using Diigo in this class was to create a collaborative knowledge base on the course topic... More

    pp. 794-797

  14. A Study on ESL Learning in Early Engineering Education using Smart Phones linked with Brainwave Sensor

    Satoshi Itakura, Toshiya Kira, Shigeki Suehiro & Tetsuya Sato, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Kobe City College of Technology, Japan

    ESL(English as a Second Language) learning experiments were carried out at an early engineering educational college using smart phones linked with a brainwave sensor. The questioning difficult and... More

    pp. 798-804


    Marieta Jansen van Vuuren, Elné Van Niekerk & Esmarie Strydom, North-West University, South Africa

    Abstract: The changing demands of a higher education society, as well as the migration towards e- and online learning have introduced a new paradigm to the educational scene, where the effective... More

    pp. 805-807


    Marieta Jansen van Vuuren, North-West University, South Africa

    The rapid development of a new e-learning industry inevitably impacts on the way higher education institutions design quality e-learning environments. The ever increasing demand and need from... More

    p. 808

  17. Taking Science Teacher Education Online: A Critical Look at Teacher Candidate’s Efficacy, Beliefs, and Perceptions of Teaching Science

    Cindy Kern, University of New Haven, United States

    This presentation describes a design study of an online secondary science methods course. This course was created to address the need for a meaningful and rigorous online secondary science method... More

    pp. 809-814

  18. Effective Blended Instruction: Learning to Overcome Challenges

    Jackie HeeYoung Kim, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States

    This presentation highlights an action research on redesigning a face-to-face course for blended-delivery instruction to achieve student success. This study illustrates how a faculty member... More

    pp. 815-820

  19. Student Satisfaction and Learning in Online Instruction

    Marilyn Koeller, National University, United States

    Specific strategies will be shared on how to personalize online instruction to meet the needs of students from the many generations, especially the Millenials, represented in the current cyber... More

    pp. 821-822

  20. Development and Evaluation of Web-based Learning Management System with UN SIAP for Government Statisticians in Asia and the Pacific

    Takeshi Konishi & Yoko Nakamura, Dept. of Medical Informatics, Inst. of Health Biosciences, Univ. of Tokushima Grad. Sch., Japan; Makoto Tagi, Hospital Information Center, Tokushima University Hospital, Japan, Japan; Hachiro Nakagawa, Dept. of Medical Informatics, Inst. of Health Biosciences, Univ. of Tokushima Grad. Sch., Japan; Kenichiro Shimai, Hospital Information Center, Tokushima University Hospital, Japan, Japan; Yoko Setoguchi, Faculty Of Health And Welfare Tokushima Bunri University, Japan, Japan; Hiroki Moriguchi, Dept. of Medical Informatics, Inst. of Health Biosciences, Univ. of Tokushima Grad. Sch., Japan

    We developed a Web-based Learning Management System (LMS) in cooperation with the United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP). Operation was commenced in November 2011 with... More

    pp. 823-828