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  1. Using SMSs to Engage Students in Language Learning

    Peter Clarke, English Language Teaching Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Christina Keing, Information Technology Services Centre, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Paul Lam & Carmel McNaught, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6132–6141

    As mobile devices proliferate, so does the discussion about intriguing possibilities for using these devices to enhance student learning. However, the tension between problems and possibilities is ... More

    pp. 6132-6141

  2. Embodied Cognition and Video Game Programming

    Cameron Fadjo, Jiwon Shin, Ming-Shen Lu, Margaret Chan & John Black, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5749–5756

    Recent research in cognitive psychology and neurophysiology has identified a connection between embodied cognition and computer programming and mathematics instruction. This paper examines the... More

    pp. 5749-5756

  3. Demosthenes: Teaching Computer Programming Through the Web

    Antonios Saravanos & Alexandra Saravanos, Columbia University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5697–5699

    The teaching of programming to young adults and college students is seen as a highly technical area of study, which has usually attracted in the past students whose interests lie in fields such as ... More

    pp. 5697-5699

  4. Using Screen Capture Technology to Develop On-line Course Material

    Joseph Roache, Florida A&M University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) p. 5689

    Screen Capture technology is one of the many asynchronous course development tools that are currently available for faculty to use to create online learning material. Screen capture technology in... More

    p. 5689

  5. Twenty-First Century Skills and Game-Based Learning

    Hiller Spires & Kimberly Turner, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University, United States; James Lester, Computer Science, North Carolina State University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5438–5443

    Growing number of people around the world engage in playing computer games, yet the educational system has yet to find substantial ways to capitalize on the potential of game-based learning for... More

    pp. 5438-5443

  6. Typing Versus “Digital Inking”: Computerized Handwritten Testing on the Tablet PC

    Panagiotis Siozos, George Palaigeorgiou, George Triantafyllakos & Fanis Despotakis, Multimedia Lab, Computer Science Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5413–5421

    Computer Based Assessment (CBA) has been used extensively in higher education and in large scale summative assessments mainly due to rising student numbers and increased needs for the certification... More

    pp. 5413-5421

  7. Computer-Based Simulation: Stimulating Learning in Astronomy

    Lanika Ruzhitskaya & Angela Speck, University of Missouri - Columbia, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5389–5396

    The Stellar Properties laboratory is online interactive learning laboratory module designed for an introductory college-level astronomy course for non-science major students. In order to determine ... More

    pp. 5389-5396

  8. The Handheld Augmented Reality Project (HARP): Using GPS-enabled Handheld Computers to Teach Content

    Patrick O'Shea, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5334–5335

    This session will describe and demonstrate the technology used in the Handheld Augmented Reality Project (HARP). Using GPS-enabled handheld computers, this project attempts to teach math and... More

    pp. 5334-5335

  9. Interactive computer lab tutorials: the use of worked examples with formative and summative assessment

    Paul Blayney, University of Sydney, Australia

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5135–5147

    Cognitive load theory (CLT) is an instructional theory that uses our knowledge of human cognitive architecture to devise effective instructional procedures. The use of worked examples is one such... More

    pp. 5135-5147

  10. Computer Based School System Monitoring with Feedback to Teachers

    Patrick Plichart, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg; Gilbert Busana & Romain Martin, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Thibaud Latour, Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5065–5070

    Educational multimedia focuses traditionally on the design of computer aided learning environments. Evaluation has to be viewed as an essential part of the learning environment. Beyond... More

    pp. 5065-5070

  11. A Web-based Computer Simulator with Visualization and Communication Support

    Yoshiro Imai, Kagawa University, Japan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4967–4977

    A Web-based computer simulator has been developed which equips visualization and communication support in order to provide an effective learning environment for Computer Architecture. Our simulator... More

    pp. 4967-4977

  12. The Effects of Computer-Assisted Concept Mapping on EFL Students’English Reading

    Pei-Lin Liu, National Chia-Yi University, Taiwan; Chiu-Jung Chen, Graduate Institute of Business Management, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4724–4739

    The purpose of this research was to investigate the application computer-assisted concept mapping for improving learners’ English reading comprehension. The research question was: What was the... More

    pp. 4724-4739

  13. Create Web-Based Multimedia Learning Applications: Ideas for Web 2.0 and E-learning 2.0

    Leping Liu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States; Paul Jones, Towson University, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4601–4606

    It seems that computer-based-instruction has been a dated topic. However, the idea of using a computer based instruction program can be expended to the application of a re-usable program in the... More

    pp. 4601-4606

  14. Project-Based Learning of Computer Programming Using an Artificial Market System

    Masako Okamoto, Kyoto University, Japan, Japan; Hajime Kita, Kyoto University, Japan; Isao Ono, Daisuke Kiga, Takao Terano, Takashi Yamada & Yusuke Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4545–4553

    Computer programming is one of the key issue in teaching computer science, and it requires comprehensive ability not only knowledge of programming language. Hence, effective pedagogical methods of ... More

    pp. 4545-4553

  15. The Application of Multimedia to English Comprehension Instruction: The Strategy Survey

    Lu-Fang Lin, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4227–4234

    The study emphasizes the need to integrate videos into the curriculum of teaching English as a foreign language in the context where English native speakers and authentic materials are not... More

    pp. 4227-4234

  16. Methodological Issues in Computer Transcript Analysis

    Ann Donohoe, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, Ireland

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3695–3700

    The use of information and communication technology in educational settings is developing rapidly, mainly due to the many assumed benefits relating to the use of computer mediated communication ... More

    pp. 3695-3700

  17. The Research on Integration of Web-based Environment in Science Teacher Education Program

    Tzu-Chiang Lin, Ying-Shao Hsu, Yeong-Jing Cheng & Fu-Tai Jhuang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3466–3471

    In the presenting project, researchers were tended to identify whether a technology-enhanced curriculum in teacher education program can effectively nurturing pre-service teachers’ competence about... More

    pp. 3466-3471

  18. Administrative Support and Supervision for Computer Teachers

    Deniz Deryakulu & Sinan Olkun, Ankara University, Turkey

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3407–3412

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the professional memories of Turkish computer teachers telling of their experiences with the school administrators and supervisors. Participants were 74... More

    pp. 3407-3412

  19. Supporting Learning in Introductory Computer Science Courses through the SCALE Environment

    Ilias Verginis, Agoritsa Gogoulou, Evangelia Gouli & Maria Grigoriadou, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3313–3318

    The work presented in this paper aims to support and promote the learning process in introductory computer science courses by engaging students actively in various learning activities. The... More

    pp. 3313-3318

  20. Toward ICT Integration in the Science Classroom: A Comparative Study of Cases in Lesotho and South Africa

    Kasongo Kalanda, Lesotho College of Education, Lesotho; Ruth De Villiers, University of South Africa, South Africa

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3175–3182

    This comparative study into the integration of technology into teaching and learning, examines cases of computer use and e-learning in Science classrooms in two Southern African states, namely,... More

    pp. 3175-3182