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Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011--Global Conference on Learning and Technology

Mar 28, 2011


Siew-Mee Barton; John Hedberg; Katsuaki Suzuki

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This conference has 8 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 337

  1. A Suggestion of an Initiative Game Which Encourages Students to Consider Pro-Social Behavior

    Hiroki Murakawa, Kansai University, Japan

    In Japan, elementary school are facing problems that students lack pro-social behavior. Many students have trouble considering other people’s feelings. According to previous studies, Initiative... More

    pp. 1229-1234

  2. Designing Games for Learning: Challenges of Transferring a Course into a Summer School Format

    Maja Pivec, FH JOANNEUM, Austria

    This paper addresses challenges and solutions of transferring a delivery of a semester course into a compressed format suitable for a week long summer school. To achieve set learning goals and... More

    pp. 1235-1236

  3. Envisioning new learning environments through gaming. A 21st Century Digital Workforce Apprenticeship.

    Joshua Squires & Mark Evans, MoWerks Learning, United States; Lucas Jensen & Michael Orey, The University of Georgia, United States

    The 21st Century Digital Workforce Apprenticeship curriculum is a program for students that are interested in learning more about video gaming and the video game industry. The curriculum uses video... More

    pp. 1237-1244

  4. A Checklist for Evaluating the Potential of Mod Tools in Developing Role-Playing Science Learning Game

    Hong-Zheng Sun Lin & Guey-Fa Chiou, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    This study intends to develop a checklist for helping educators to evaluate the potential of mod tools to be applied in developing learning games. In the first phase, researchers developed draft... More

    pp. 1245-1251

  5. Use of Learning Portals in Education in the Arab Region

    Mohammadi Akheela Khanum & Shameem Fatima, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

    With the advancement of Internet and World Wide Web the definition of business, entertainment and education has changed in astonishing ways. In late 1990s web portals opened a new arena for... More

    pp. 1252-1256

  6. Investigating Online Student Roles as a Basis for Understanding Learning and Development in a Learning Community

    Elaine Khoo & Michael Forret, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    This paper reports findings of a case study of a semester long fully online graduate course designed to facilitate a learning community at a New Zealand tertiary institution. It adopts a... More

    pp. 1257-1265

  7. Crowdsourced Grading: Exploring the Validity and Effects of Student-Authored and Student-Evaluated Textbooks

    Patrick O'Shea, Appalachian State University, United States; Jennifer Kidd, Old Dominion University, United States

    This paper describes research into the effectiveness of a “crowdsourced grading” model used in a course where undergraduate students authored their own textbook using wikis and marked each other’s ... More

    pp. 1266-1271

  8. Developing an epistemic community in the classroom as teacher development

    Xueli Wang, Beaumie Kim, Jason Wen Yau Lee & Mi Song Kim, National Institute of Education, Singapore

    This study attempts to understand the influence of developing epistemic community in classroom on teacher's professional development. The case study reveals that implementation of an epistemic... More

    pp. 1272-1281

  9. E-book Instruction and Its Effects on Teaching and Learning

    Chinyin Chen, Meiho University, Taiwan

    During the past few decades, many researchers have advocated designing multi-media instruction materials based on Keller’s ARCS model of motivation design in order to enhance learning effectiveness... More

    pp. 1282-1291

  10. The Relationship between E-book Users’ Learning Performance and Related Factors

    Chinyin Chen, Meiho University, Taiwan

    Use of an E-book (CD-ROM version) as a textbook in the classroom is a relatively new phenomenon. There is a vast supply of research concerning the relationship between learning achievement and... More

    pp. 1292-1302

  11. Preparing students for the job application process using the marketing effectiveness of a positive digital footprint.

    Mark Heil, Yongsan International School of Seoul, Korea (South)

    Job changeover is increasing among many fields and an individual holds a position for only 4.1 years on average. Technology is constantly evolving while affecting the methods of businesses and... More

    pp. 1303-1309

  12. Western Teachers as Beginning Learners of Arabic: The Evolution of Their Interest and Beliefs about It as a Foreign Language

    Hazem Kasem, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates

    The purpose of this case study was to investigate the evolution of interest and beliefs about Arabic as a foreign language among three western faculty at a college of education in United Arab... More

    pp. 1310-1313

  13. Flexible Learning in a Workplace: Blended a Motivation to a Lifelong Learner in a Social Network Environment

    Jaitip Na-songkhla, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    The research’s focused on a motivation that brought into an account of the success of learning in a workplace program. Motivation based upon Behaviorist learning approach—an online mentor and an... More

    pp. 1314-1319

  14. The Development of the System to Solve the Problems of PBL

    Makio Fukuda, Osaka International University, Japan; Michinori Yamashita, Rissho University, Japan; Toshiyuki Ueyama, Chiba University of Commerce, Japan; Minae Nishimoto, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

    We are executing PBL (Project Based Learning) so that the university student may improve the problem solving skill. Because the learner can learn practicing it, this learning method has been... More

    pp. 1320-1325

  15. Multiple paths to common outcomes

    Cheryl Howard, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia

    Pedagogical theory is concerned with the ways in which educational materials might be delivered in teaching and learning environments and may provide guidelines for the development of educational... More

    pp. 1326-1332

  16. An Integrated eLearning Model: Indications of a changing organizational culture at the University of the Western Cape (UWC)

    Juliet Stoltenkamp & Jephias Mapuva, E-Learning Unit;University of the Western Cape;Cape Town, South Africa

    The introduction of technology has been to augment the traditional teaching methods and not to replace them. As eLearning takes root at the institution, the eLearning unit is able to highlight the ... More

    pp. 1333-1334

  17. Using Log Data of E-Learners Obtained by Educational Data Mining to Provide Relevant Information to Individual E-Learners

    Shigeyoshi Watanabe & Takehiro Nakamura, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

    In this paper we describe a support system for e-Learners who study an e-Learning subject. The system suggests a reference page to the learners who experience a learning impasse. The primary... More

    pp. 1335-1341

  18. Is the assumed necessity to give learner control in distance education an 'urban legend'?

    Jean Claude Callens, Katho, Belgium

    Different factors -for example: new technologies, the increased importance of some competencies, and ‘weisure’- may lead to the assumption that learner control is a prevalent condition to make... More

    pp. 1342-1345

  19. The absence of structure as affordance to support critical reflection?

    Jean Claude Callens, Katho, Belgium; Jan Elen, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

    During their studies pre-service teachers are repeatedly asked to reflect. In this contribution we examine to what extent structure may be considered as an affordance that supports critical... More

    pp. 1346-1351

  20. A Constructionist Approach to Computer Science

    Stefano Federici, University of Cagliari, Italy; Linda Stern, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    The use of traditional introductory approaches to computer science needs to be re-evaluated in light of an increasingly technology-savvy cohort of students. New and powerful environments, such as... More

    pp. 1352-1361