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Global Learn Berlin 2015: Global Conference on Learning and Technology

April 2015

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Number of papers: 103

  1. Challenges to Promote Inclusion in Distance Education: Insights from an Analysis of the Digital Skills of Visually Impaired Students in Mexican Higher Education

    Jesus Izquierdo, Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco, CIP-DAEA, Mexico; Silvia Patricia Aquino Zuniga & Veronica Garcia Martinez, Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco, Mexico

    Distance education can provide learners with disabilities with valuable opportunities to learn at their own pace and within their own capabilities. In order to identify the technological challenges... More

    pp. 585-589

  2. Early Childhood Teachers’ Access to and Use of ICT in Teaching: The Case of Mainland China

    Xia Liu & Jenny Pange, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Ioannina, Greece, Greece

    This paper investigated the current status of Mainland Chinese early childhood teachers’ ICT access and use in their teaching practices. In order to collect the data, a self-designed questionnaire ... More

    pp. 590-596

  3. A Flipped Classroom Model for Developing Universities in Developing Countries

    Muesser Nat, Cyprus International University, Cyprus

    Many 21st century universities utilise various technologies to support face-to-face classroom teaching and promote student learning. They offer video lectures, use simulations or online discussion ... More

    pp. 597-604

  4. Scaffolding in the Sandpit

    Natalie Senjov-Makohon, Deakin University, Australia

    Australian Universities have adopted the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). In the implementation, many universities are in the process of course enhancement and paying particular attention ... More

    pp. 605-611

  5. Literature Review on Web 2.0 Conceptual Framework and Characteristics

    Rana Zein, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

    Abstract: This paper examines the literature review on Web 2.0. It starts by a definition of Web 2.0 and its educational potential; the transition from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0; the constructivist and... More

    pp. 612-621

  6. The influence of email notifications in asynchronous discussion on interaction patterns using social network analysis

    Amy Garbrick & Roy Clariana, Pennsylvania State University, United States

    This exploratory quasi-experimental investigation describes the influence of email notifications (push) on asynchronous discussion interactions measured through social network analysis.... More

    pp. 622-626

  7. A Case Study of the Kamehameha Schools Online Instructor Training Institute: Preparing Teachers to Become Distance Learning Instructors Seven to Ten Years Later

    Dorothy Hirata, Kamehameha Schools, United States

    With the continued growth of K-12 online learning, there is a need to train online instructors and understand professional development (PD) experiences that impact their success when teaching in... More

    pp. 627-632

  8. Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Virtual Classroom System for Collaborative Learning in an African University

    Gabriel Iwasokun & Johnson Dehinbo, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    Despite the increasing growth in popularity of virtual classrooms and online-learning, some factors including limited bandwidth for audio and video, poor transmission quality, poor collaborative ... More

    pp. 633-643

  9. eLearning Programme Design: Customised for user-centered participation

    Elspeth McKay, School of Business Information Technology and Logistics, RMIT University, Australia; John Izard, School of Education, RMIT University, Australia

    The government sector relies on continual employee reskilling through cost effective eLearning programmes using advanced information communications technology (ICT) tools to enhance work-place... More

    pp. 644-649

  10. Innovative Technology Supports Successful Distance Learning Programs

    Marcel Messier, Technomedia, United States

    In this case study review, attendees will learn how innovative technology was developed to support a first of its kind distance learning program launched in Quebec by the Ministry of Immigration... More

    pp. 650-653

  11. A Proposed Model Combining Instructional Design and Software Engineering for Developing Virtual Learning Platforms

    Mohamed Elsayed Ahmed, School of Information Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan; Shinobu Hasegawa, Center for Graduate Education Initiative, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

    The purpose of this work is to propose a new instructional design (ID) model which integrates software engineering (SE) into the traditional ID approach (ADDIE) to become suitable for producing... More

    pp. 654-663

  12. Generation of learning paths in educational texts based on vocabulary co-occurrence networks in Wikipedia and randomness

    Lauri Lahti, Aalto University School of Science, Finland, Finland

    We propose a new computational method for generating learning paths in educational texts. The method relies on forming vocabulary co-occurrence networks among articles of Wikipedia online... More

    pp. 664-670

  13. The Impact Of Using Multimedia On Students’ Learning In The Online Classroom

    Hwangji Lu, Colorado Technical University, United States

    With the rapid progress of technology, it is feasible to incorporate multimedia into online classrooms. Becoming an imperative component in the classrooms, multimedia provides fascinating... More

    pp. 671-674

  14. Gesture and Space for Teaching, Learning and Communicating Science Fiction

    Michael Sisley, Telopea Park High School, Australia

    Use of the Microsoft Kinect sensor for teaching and student learning relates to the importance given to multimodalities in the Australian Curriculum. Trials of Kinect applications were focused on... More

    pp. 675-680

  15. Distributed Learning 3.0: Past to Future

    Michael Yacci, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States

    This paper provides a historical perspective on the evolution of Distributed Learning and ties it to the evolution of the World Wide Web. Web 1.0 provides a passive, transmissive approach that is... More

    pp. 681-686

  16. Student Perceptions and Readiness on Using a Mobile Application for Vocabulary Acquisition

    Şenol Bakay, Ömer Delialioğlu & Perihan Savaş, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    This study investigated English as a Foreign Language students’ readiness to mobile learning and their opinions after the implementation of an instructional approach using m-learning application. A... More

    pp. 687-693

  17. The World of MOOCs for a Child: The Case of Dino 101

    Catherine Adams & Yin Yin, University of Alberta, Canada

    This research asks, “What is it like for a school-age child to learn in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)”? Evidence suggested that a significant number of children and youth are participating... More

    pp. 694-698

  18. Paradigmatic Transitions in Distance Education: From Analog Communication to Virtual Interaction

    Bruno Galasso, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Maria Laura Toca, St. Nicholas, Brazil

    Communication is essential to education. Therefore, we can say the educational systems integrate various communication tools in a pedagogical proposal, which has been changing over the years. There... More

    pp. 699-704

  19. Effective Online Teaching/Learning Methods for Upper Level Undergraduate Engineering Courses

    Prathivadi Ravikumar, Univ. of Wisconsin Platteville, United States

    Rapid developments in information content offering technologies pose challenges to teachers in keeping up with such developments to provide better education. As much as such developments are an... More

    pp. 705-712

  20. Paradox of Teacher and Student in Online Education and Societal Culture

    Peter Serdyukov, National University, United States

    Online education is strongly pushing campus-based, teacher-led instruction out of the traditional university framework, especially for the adult learners. With the growth of online enrollments... More

    pp. 713-723