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EdMedia 2016--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology

Jun 28, 2016

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Number of papers: 266

  1. “Is the juice worth the squeeze?”: ePortfolios and the Experiences of Faculty at the University of Alberta

    Pauline Nicholas, Jennifer Branch-Mueller, Martine Pellerin, Carol Tonhauser & Wei Wei, University of Alberta, Canada

    In recent years there have been a surge in the adoption of ePortfolios (EPs) in the mainstream curricula of higher education (HE). The versatility and ability of EPs to enhance learning in the form... More

    pp. 1-6

  2. Write On: Digital Graphic Organizers Impact on Developing Writing Skills

    Amy Ackerman, Stockton University, United States; Karen Simmons, Millville Public Schools, United States

    Analytic writing is an expectation in the 21st century classroom, yet is a weakness among many students in today’s classroom. To address these problematic inefficiencies, scaffolding strategies... More

    pp. 7-12

  3. Developing Computational Thinking: Approaches and Orientations in K-12 Education

    Stefania Bocconi, Augusto Chioccariello & Giuliana Dettori, Institute for Educational Technology, National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, Italy; Anusca Ferrari & Katja Engelhardt, European Schoolnet, Belgium; Panagiotis Kampylis & Yves Punie, European Commission, DG JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain

    This paper reports on initial findings of a study on developing computational thinking (CT) as a 21st Century skill. Extensive desktop research collecting evidences from the (academic and grey)... More

    pp. 13-18

  4. Experiencing mobile learning of senior high school: From the perspective of college teacher

    Eric Zhi-Feng Liu, National Central University, Taiwan; Chun Hung Lin, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

    Basically, The Affiliated Jhongli Senior High School of National Central University doesn’t need to apply any research project to improve the popularity of the school. Due to the trend of E... More

    pp. 19-20

  5. Beliefs of In-Service Teachers About Using YouTube in Classrooms

    Mehmet Ozer & Gaspard Mucundanyi, New Mexico State University, United States

    This study investigates how in-service teachers look at YouTube as a new emerging technology in the pool of social media tools. At this generation of the world video sharing websites are getting... More

    pp. 21-25

  6. An Authentic Online Community of Learning Framework for Higher Education: Development Process

    Jenni Parker, Murdoch University, Australia

    A key challenge for higher education practitioners is to identify how to construct more engaging online environments that promote key learning skills and encourage self-directed learning. This... More

    pp. 26-34

  7. Exam performance and recorded lecture viewing: A closer look

    Richard Pierce, Shendandoah University, United States; William Carosella, Shenandoah University, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate student behaviors for viewing recorded lectures across different academic achievement groups. The research questions that guided this study were: What... More

    pp. 35-41

  8. Online Calculus and Pre-Calculus Modules

    Zohreh Shahbazi & Adon Irani, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

    This paper is a report on the development of online modules to be used as self-directed learning support for mathematics skill development. The learning support modules can be used in multiple... More

    pp. 42-51

  9. Language Education for the Children with Mild Intellectual Disabilities By Utilizing Digital Stroytelling

    Jin-kyeong Shin, Korean National University of Education, Korea (South)

    The purpose of this research is to present the example of digital storytelling course design suitable to the children with mild intellectual disabilities by studying the educational implication of ... More

    pp. 52-56

  10. Use Cases and Architecture of an Information system to integrate smart glasses in educational environments.

    Michael Spitzer & Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    Wearable devices such as smart glasses are nowadays easily available on the market therefore these devices could be used to evaluate more and more use cases in educational domain. After a short... More

    pp. 57-64

  11. Constructivism Through Project Based STEM Transmedia

    Alicia Stansell, University of North Texas; Leander ISD, United States; Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States

    This paper reflects on the implementation and use of a STEM Transmedia book in a middle school classroom, and how constructivism lays the theoretical foundation for the transmedia projects to help ... More

    pp. 65-68

  12. Personal Information Management in Educational Context: the importance of unification to information access

    Marco Winckler, Institute of Research in Informatics of Toulouse / Université Paul Sabatier, France; Thaise Costa, Department of Exact Sciences / Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil; Liliane Machado, Informatic Center / Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil; Ana Maria Valença, Department of Clinical and Social Dentistry / Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil; Ronei Moraes, Department of Statistics / Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil

    This paper is focused on personal information management system (PIMS) that are aimed at helping students to manage all kind of data they might need during their academic life. Whilst the research ... More

    pp. 69-74

  13. The Changing Landscape of eLearning & eHealth

    Wenxia (Joy) Wu, Eastern Virginia Medical School, United States; Leslie King, College of Healthcare and Public Administration, Franklin University, United States; Eunice Luyegu, Nova Southeastern University, United States

    This paper first provides a brief analysis of five important components of eLearning 1.0, eLearning 2.0, and eLearning 3.0, and then introduces a new phenomenon, eHealth. This study highlights the ... More

    pp. 75-81

  14. The CADARN Learning Portal - Presenting Educational Media as Inspirational Tasters of Higher Education and an Agent of Change for Teaching Practice in Wales

    Thomas Bartlett & Daniel Pullin, CADARN Learning Portal, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom

    The CADARN Learning Portal aims to stimulate and support the production of educational media across Wales in partnership with five universities. The extensive bilingual website utilises the... More

    pp. 82-87

  15. Young Engineers and Scientists of Africa: Creating a Culture for Developing Future Leaders of Innovation

    Ron Beyers & Seugnet Blignaut, North-West University, South Africa

    This paper is set in the context of human capital development (HCD) starting at school level. HCD should be focused on a long-term investment for the benefit of the individual as well as the... More

    pp. 88-97

  16. New Media Literacy of School Students in Singapore

    Der-Thanq "Victor" Chen, National Institute of Education, Singapore; Tzu-bin Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; Jen-yi Li & Ling Lee, National Institute of Education, Singapore

    This paper reports findings from a large-scale study investigating new media literacy of school students in Singapore. The conceptual framework for new media literacy adopted in this study can be ... More

    pp. 98-102

  17. A Needs Analysis for Serious Games to Enhance Statistics Education

    Lizanne Fitchat, TYELIT-SA, South Africa; Martin Booth, TELIT-SA, North-West University, South Africa; Seugnet Blignaut, North-West University, South Africa

    The educational landscape has changed drastically. People are more connected to one another than ever before, and a vast spectrum of information is accessible from anywhere in the world. Despite... More

    pp. 103-111

  18. Mobile Phones and LearningPerceptions of Austrian Students aged from 11 to 14 Years

    Margarete Grimus & Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    This article aims to report on the findings of a study of perception for using mobile phones for learning in Austria. Surveys were conducted to examine the ownership and usage of mobile phones of... More

    pp. 112-121

  19. Demographic Predictors of Social Media Usage among Pre-service Teachers

    Wilfred W.F. Lau, Joey C.Y. Hung & Morris S.Y. Jong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

    Social media usage among university students is increasingly prevalent. For pre-service teachers, understanding of their social media usage has been crucial for researchers and teacher educators... More

    pp. 122-127

  20. Communication Technology Use by Japanese Exchange Students in America: Preliminary Findings

    Douglass Scott & Shoji Nishimura, Waseda University, Japan

    The goal of this research project is to better understand Japanese students’ use of communication technologies (CT) as they adjust to life in American universities. The scope of the study includes ... More

    p. 128