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Global Learn 2012: Global Conference on Learning and Technology

Nov 06, 2012

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Number of papers: 46

  1. Seeding Clouds in the Dubai: How Virtual Platforms Can Provide Accessible Open Education

    Bryn Holmes & Nawfal Mehdi, American University in the Emirates, Canada

    Education is vital to any nation’s growth and there is increasing pressure on the world’s educational systems to prepare students to succeed in an increasingly diverse and complex global economy.... More

    pp. 1-7

  2. Educational Framework for Adoption of Vocabulary Based on Wikipedia Linkage and Spaced Learning

    Lauri Lahti, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Finland

    We propose a new educational framework supporting learners in adoption of vocabulary and knowledge for various personalized and engaging pedagogic purposes. The most essential concepts of learning ... More

    pp. 8-13

  3. Review of Mobile Device Use Policies in Public High Schools

    Joshua Rosenberg, Michigan State University, United States

    Mobile devices are widely owned. Research on mobile learning across educational domains has demonstrated benefits such as improvements in technology skill, utility for teachers and students, and... More

    pp. 14-20

  4. iPad Initiative for a M.Ed. Instructional Technology Program

    Carrie Thornthwaite, Lipscomb University, United States

    Administrators of a M.Ed. Instructional Technology (IT) program began to receive requests from students to include some hardware as part of the program. This paper reports on both the university’s ... More

    pp. 21-26

  5. Feeling the Feed: Reflections (Confessions?) of an Online Teacher on Transitioning from Threaded Discussion to Social Media

    Marty Fletcher, Griffith University, Australia

    This paper presents the background and events to date of a continuing case study of a teacher adapting to social media, from the point of view of the online teacher. It describes the ongoing... More

    pp. 27-36

  6. Examining the Use of Social Networking in a Teacher Education Program

    Anna Witt Boriack, Beverly Alford, Kayla Braziel Rollins & Hersh Waxman, Texas A&M University, United States

    The study examined the use of social networking, specifically the use of a Facebook group, in a teacher education program at a public, 4-year university. Results indicated that students used social... More

    pp. 37-41

  7. Encouraging Active Participant Engagement in the Evaluation of Online Conferencing

    Angela Murphy, Amy Antonio & Shirley Reushle, Australian Digital Futures Institute, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    Online conferencing has emerged as an effective solution for offering professional development and networking opportunities without needing to travel. The evaluation of online learning events held ... More

    pp. 42-47

  8. A Model for Creating Effective Instructional Video Podcasts

    Robin Kay, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

    The purpose this study was to develop a comprehensive, theory-based model for creating instructional video podcasts designed to present and discuss worked examples. Sixteen design characteristics,... More

    pp. 48-52

  9. Influences of Self-Reflective Practices via Podcasting with a Highly-Gifted, Highly Anxious, Elementary Mathematics Student

    Laura Lowder, Pfeiffer University/University of Florida, United States

    Research has shown girls to score significantly lower than boys on questionnaires about their academic self-concept, interest, and motivation for math. These gender differences were greater for... More

    pp. 53-59

  10. Using Digital Cameras to Support Self-Assessment and Reflective Process in Young Children

    Esther Ntuli, Idaho State University, United States

    The current study seeks to examine the effectiveness of using digital cameras to support children’s self-assessment and reflective processes. Self-assessment and the ability to reflect in children ... More

    pp. 60-65

  11. Monitoring Student Progress in Social Studies

    Todd Twyman, Pacific University, United States; Marick Tedesco, Kaplan University, United States; Luke Duesbery, San Diego State University, United States

    This study investigated a concept maze as an extension of Curriculum-based Measurement (CBM) to monitor the progress of student learning. Fifty 6th grade students (16 identified with a learning... More

    pp. 66-71

  12. Language learning and technology in Australian universities

    Matthew Absalom, University of Melbourne, Australia

    This paper discusses the results of a national survey of languages faculty relating to their perceived IT competence and uses in teaching and learning. Languages academics were asked to complete an... More

    pp. 72-76

  13. 8 Good Reasons for Reconsidering Lecture Capturing (of which Cost-Effectiveness is One)

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

    Lecture capturing as an educational technology has been the object of much controversy due to the presuppositions that it mainly support passive learning, that the lengthy format is not suitable... More

    pp. 77-82

  14. Examining the Knowledge Base: A 5-Year Bibliometric Citation Analysis

    Arthur Borgemenke & Casey Graham Brown, Texas A&M University-Commerce, United States

    The professionals who research and publish in the field of educational administration impact the theory and best practice cycle that develops into the discipline’s body of knowledge. This body of... More

    pp. 83-85

  15. Integrating Technology in Learning Challenges to Merging Technology with Teacher Education

    Elaine Correa, Medaille College, United States

    With the continuous advancement of technology, educators must be prepared to engage in electronic based mediums of instruction to meet the needs of a rapidly changing electronic/computer based... More

    pp. 92-97

  16. Researching an eLearning Environment for Developing Reflection in Pre-service Teachers: Details of Cycle 4

    Pauline Roberts, Murdoch University, Australia

    This paper outlines the implementation and review of an eLearning environment within the PebblePad ePortfolio platform aimed at the development of reflective abilities of pre-service teachers. This... More

    pp. 98-103

  17. Evaluating and Improving Face to Face Professional Development for Online Faculty

    Scott Bissell & Kimberlee Bonura, Center for Faculty Excellence, Walden University, United States

    This paper describes the program evaluation and iterative improvement process used to support increased effectiveness of one component of our institution’s professional development program for... More

    pp. 104-108

  18. Grammar Instruction and Computer-Assisted Self Error Correction

    Li-Chuan Jan & Chuan-Ta Chao, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

    This single subject, pre-experimental research aims at examining the effects of grammar instruction on students’ grammar comprehension and the ability of self error correction in their English... More

    pp. 109-114

  19. Developing Global Competencies through the Global Learning-Curriculum Model

    Marjorie Landwehr Brown, Douglass Public Schools, United States; Kay Gibson, Wichita State University, United States

    The Global Learning Curriculum Model (GL-CM) provides a K-12 interdisciplinary, collaborative, global focus to existing curriculum that adds depth and complexity, made possible through asynchronous... More

    pp. 115-118

  20. Preparing U.S. Faculty to Teach in an Asian MBA Program

    Sharon Borowicz, Benedictine University, United States

    There is a general air of excitement when an organization decides to do business overseas. Benedictine University experienced the same initial excitement when it signed the contract to deliver an... More

    pp. 119-125