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  1. Teachers Using Designerly Thinking in K-12 Online Course Design

    Khendum Gyabak & Anne Ottenbreit- Leftwich, Indiana University Bloomington, United States; Joanna Ray, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, United States

    Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 253–274

    Teachers are typically abstracted from the design process and not referred to as instructional designers. However, they are constantly designing instruction (or adapting instructional materials) on... More

    pp. 253-274

  2. Developing a Predictive Media Model for Measuring UserEngagement with Web-based Hyperlocal News Services

    Ron Rohlf & Angela Walters, Fort Hays State University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1760–1763

    Hyperlocal news and information services are experiencing disruptive change caused in part by the expeditious information services now available online. Primarily non-local, these digital services ... More

    pp. 1760-1763

  3. Intentional Integration of Critical Thinking Instruction and Technology Utilization into Undergraduate Education

    Ruth Swart, University of Calgary, Canada

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1338–1342

    A study was commenced to determine strategies to facilitate the development of critical thinking in an undergraduate course. Critical thinking instruction has been intentionally included in... More

    pp. 1338-1342

  4. Teaching & Learning at HCC: An Online Professional Learning Community for Adjunct and New Full-time Faculty

    Marcie Revale & Jody Weaver, Hillsborough Community College, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1297–1301

    “Teaching & Learning at HCC” is an online professional learning community and is a dynamic and ever-evolving resource that all faculty access for teaching/learning strategies, professional... More

    pp. 1297-1301

  5. Asynchronous Faculty Learning Communities for Online Instructors

    Melissa Vosen Callens, North Dakota State University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1044–1048

    This paper reports on the development and facilitation of a nine-week, asynchronous faculty learning community (FLC) for online instructors. In this community, participants read and discussed... More

    pp. 1044-1048

  6. Tools of Engagement Project (TOEP): Discovering and exploring within a supportive professional development community

    Roberta (Robin) Sullivan, Center for Educational Innovation, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, United States; Cherie van Putten, Binghamton University, State University of New York, United States; Nathan Whitley-Grassi, Empire State College, State University of New York, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1041–1043

    Faculty often find the task of locating high quality Web 2.0 teaching and learning resources both time-consuming and onerous. Add to that limited professional development training and the dedicated... More

    pp. 1041-1043

  7. A Social Network Game as virtual Third Place: Community Enabler in Virtual Learning Environments?

    Heinrich Söbke & Jörg Londong, Bauhaus-Universität WeimarBauhaus-Institute for Infrastructure Solutions (b.is), Germany

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 665–678

    Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are essential components especially in distance learning. However, they show shortcomings in terms of community building. Because (community-induced) social... More

    pp. 665-678

  8. Intrinsic motivation and sense of community in online class environment

    Yumiko Murai, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 651–658

    This study examined whether the usage of different features of web-based tools (i.e., text-based, visual tool) and structures of activities (i.e., individual, group activities) influence students’ ... More

    pp. 651-658

  9. Education and training using information and communication technologies (ICT) in remote Indigenous communities in Canada

    Brian Beaton, University of New Brunswick and Keewaytinook Okimakanak, Canada

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 568–597

    The remote northwestern region of Ontario, Canada is the location of the six First Nations that the Keewaytinook Okimakanak (KO) tribal council serves. The remote Indigenous communities are only... More

    pp. 568-597

  10. A K-12 Moodle User Community: A Seven Year Comparison

    Patricia Carlson, Ryan Smith, Robert Jackson & Micah Williams, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 226–236

    Abstract: We report on the recent activities of PRISM, an electronic hub to support integration of digital resources into K – 12th-grade STEM classrooms for Indiana teachers. Specifically, this... More

    pp. 226-236

  11. Twitter: Building communities with 140 characters

    Carrie Antoniazzi, Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique, Canada

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 119–128

    During this presentation, we will share a project from a school in British-Columbia that used Twitter to build community. By using Twitter, we engaged students and teachers and are starting to... More

    pp. 119-128

  12. Project SHINE: Evaluating Mobile Based Learning Resources for Novice Tutors

    Jonah Alexander Preising, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1564–1573

    Project SHINE of Honolulu is part of a national service-learning initiative that helps elderly immigrants pass the naturalization examination for US citizenship. Service learning volunteers commit ... More

    pp. 1564-1573

  13. “We Don't Need No Stinking Badges” Wait! What? Certifications & Badges for the Adoption of New Innovations

    Valeri Paul, PFM Associates, United States; Cynthia Sistek Chandler, National University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1552–1556

    This research examines certifications of educators by corporations, such as Apple™, Google™ and many others. These organized certifications support communities of educators, who are trained in the ... More

    pp. 1552-1556

  14. Social Learning Constructs in Informal Web-based Learning Environments: A Review and Future Directions

    Hyunkyung Lee, Yonsei University, Korea (South)

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1503–1508

    This paper reviewed various literature related to social learning to find social learning constructs in informal web-based learning environments. As a result, five key social learning constructs, i... More

    pp. 1503-1508

  15. Case Study: Reporting on the Redesign of a F2F Lecture Course to Promote Community Learning and Increase Retention

    Lisa Brown, Claremont Lincoln University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1436–1442

    This study reported on the successful redesign of a large, university level lecture course in Introductory Psychology from a traditional face to face (F2F) course into an active learning... More

    pp. 1436-1442

  16. Mobile Apps for Older Adults: Health, Learning, and Living

    Sally Baldwin, Yu-Chang Hsu & Yu-Hui Ching, Boise State University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1402–1407

    The growing population of older adults has the opportunity to live longer in a healthier manner than previous generations. Research has identified the importance of social connection, financial... More

    pp. 1402-1407

  17. Reflections on the Pedagogical Variation Model (PVM) for online Learning and Teaching World-wide.

    Maria SUSY Rogers, University of South Wales UK, United States; Lisa Jane Hudson, Open University UK, United Kingdom

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1361–1366

    Abstract: This reflective paper explains the conceptualization of the Pedagogical Variation Model (PVM, Rogers 2013) together with an international perspective from Kuwait University, Faculty of... More

    pp. 1361-1366

  18. Exploring Acceptance and Readiness for E-learning in Northeastern Thailand

    Jonathan Adams, Florida State University, United States; Anchalee Ngampornchai, Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University, United States; Supattraporn Saisomboon & Artchara Akkanit, Ubon Ratchathani University, Mukdahan Campus, Thailand

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1294–1299

    A survey was developed based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) to assess the readiness of students to use online learning in a rural community in the Northeast of... More

    pp. 1294-1299

  19. An Examination of the Community of Inquiry Framework in the International Computer-Mediated Learning Context

    Jillian Wendt, Virginia International University, United States; Deanna Nisbet, Regent University, United States; Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Liberty University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1063–1066

    The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework is the most commonly utilized model for examining various aspects of the distance learning environment. Much research has examined the constructs of the CoI... More

    pp. 1063-1066

  20. Collaborative activity in an online bilingual exchange: social presence in an emergent collaborative community.

    Ute Gerda Walker, Massey University, New Zealand

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1057–1062

    The paper explores the discursive construction of social presence in an international online collaboration of distributed language learners from different cultural, institutional and linguistic... More

    pp. 1057-1062