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ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications



Lorenzo Cantoni; Catherine McLoughlin

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Number of papers: 19

  1. A Learning Object Approach to Facilitate the Production of Individualised Resources by Teachers

    Minika Ekanemmen, Pictorial Charts Educational Trust Ltd, United Kingdom; Shirley Williams, Rachel McCrindle & John Oversby, The University of Reading, United Kingdom

    This is a presentation of ongoing work. The aim of the project is to develop a Digital Classroom which enables teachers to select and combine learning objects into teaching and learning material... More

    pp. 833-838

  2. Computer-supported Formation of Virtual Learning Groups based on Proficieny Levels

    Hans Christian Liebig & Wolfgang Effelsberg, University of Mannheim, Germany

    Group work is an important component of traditional teaching at all levels of the educational system: It is motivating, the students become active and involved, they enjoy meeting with other... More

    pp. 1171-1178

  3. Sustaining Collaboration within a Learning Community in Flexible Engineering Education

    Stephane Sire, Intuilab, France; Anh Vu Nguyen & Denis Gillet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland

    This paper presents an innovative approach in flexible learning that can facilitate hands-on activities in engineering education. The approach focuses on the mediation role of artifacts within a... More

    pp. 1214-1221

  4. 'Please Argue, I Could Be Wrong': a Reasonable Fallible Analyser for Student Concept Maps

    Tom Conlon, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Concept mapping is a powerful learning technique that can be enhanced by computer technology. Software tools are already available for the preparation of concept maps but few systems exist that... More

    pp. 1299-1306

  5. Using Online Forums to Support a Community of Learning

    Joe Luca, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Catherine Mcloughlin, Australian Catholic University, Australia

    Online forums provide an opportunity to enhance community building and promote collaborative dialogue that can help increase the flexibility of learning while motivating students to actively... More

    pp. 1468-1474

  6. Two Types of Web Adventure Games: Feedback from Users

    Leslie Miller, Janette Moreno & Donna Smith, Rice University, United States

    The web adventure series, MEDMYST™ was created using Macromedia FLASH. The web site ( is part of a project funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for... More

    pp. 1550-1552

  7. Simulation of Multiple Perspectives in Road Safety Education

    Gregg Rowland, Rob Wright & Barry Harper, University of Wollongong, Australia

    The possibilities afforded by new multimedia technology, combined with contemporary ideas about learning, have opened up new design opportunities for educational simulations. In particular, the... More

    pp. 1602-1608

  8. Interactive Demo of the Educational Video Game: Operation SPLASH

    Paul Toprac, Timothy Yuen, Haley Steele & Todd Reimer, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    This demonstration is an overview of Operation SPLASH: an educational video game that motivates high school students to learn physics and chemistry. By designing game features according to specific... More

    pp. 1658-1660

  9. Volcanology of the Tongariro Crossing: Making a Virtual Field Trip Flexible without Losing Track

    Patrick Kunz, Joanna Tarnowska & Chris Knowles, Waikato Innovation Centre for eEducation WICeD, New Zealand

    The development of an educationally valuable virtual field trip (VFT) can be a resource-intensive undertaking. This poster investigates the added value of VFTs in general and in particular with... More

    pp. 1849-1850

  10. Towards an Integrated Theoretical Approach to Examine Learning Within Web-Based Environments

    Kirsty Young, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

    Abstract: The increased use of the World Wide Web in parts of the world has seen it impact upon the lives of some in quite significant ways. Given the high use of this tool in informal learning... More

    pp. 2134-2142

  11. Learning objects and metadata - From instructional design to a cognitive tool

    Rachel Or-Bach, Emek Yezreel College, Israel

    In the past years there have been considerable efforts in the computer-mediated learning field towards standardization of metadata elements to facilitate a common method for identifying, searching ... More

    pp. 2260-2263

  12. Crucial Dialogic Actions in Co-constructive Knowledge Creation in Online Learning Environment

    Jouni Enqvist & Helena Aarnio, Tampere University, Häme Polytechnic, Finland

    Abstract: This paper reports some findings of our long lasting study in Finland, concerning the dialogic actions in web-based knowledge creation. Groups of professional teachers had an authentic... More

    pp. 2576-2583

  13. The Use of an On-line Classroom Simulation to Enhance the Decision Making Skills of Beginning Teachers.

    Brian Ferry, Faculty of Education, Australia; Jan Turbill & Brian Cambourne, University of Wollongong, Australia; David Jonassen, University of Missouri, Australia; Lisa Kervin & Sarah Puglisi, University of Wollongong, Australia; John Hedberg, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    This paper describes the development and initial use of a simulation in teacher education. The simulation allows the user to take on the role of the teacher of a simulated Kindergarten classroom ... More

    pp. 3041-3046

  14. Using Web-based Multimedia Narrative and Simulations to Teach about Drugs of Abuse

    Leslie Miller, Janette Moreno & Janice Mayes, Rice University, United States

    The web adventure series, THE RECONSTRUCTORS® was created in a comic book style using Macromedia FLASH to teach middle school students about the neurobiology and history of two classes of drugs,... More

    pp. 3959-3961

  15. Usability and Pedagogical Design: are Language Learning Websites Special?

    Agnes Kukulska-Hulme & Lesley Shield, The Open University, United Kingdom

    This paper explores the usability of e-learning websites, with particular reference to foreign language learning. Notions and concepts of usability are analyzed, and a definition of 'pedagogical... More

    pp. 4235-4242

  16. MiLE: Systematic Usability Evaluation for E-learning Web Applications

    Luca Triacca & Davide Bolchini, TEC-lab - University of Lugano, Switzerland; Luca Botturi, NewMine La b, Switzerland; Alessandro Inversini, University of Lugano, Switzerland

    This paper presents a proven and reusable methodology (MiLE) for performing a cost-effective usability evaluation of an e-learning web application. MiLE is a scenario-driven inspection technique... More

    pp. 4398-4405

  17. Mastering the Metaphor: Empowering the Young Child for Independent Computer Use

    Kirsten Ellis, Monash University, Australia; Kathy Blashki, Deakin University, Australia

    Abstract: This paper explores the potential for using metaphors to enable two and three year old children to interact independently with a computer earlier than is traditionally accepted. They need... More

    pp. 4438-4445

  18. Mobile devices in and out of the classroom

    Josephine Csete & Yiu-Hing Wong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; Douglas Vogel, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    This paper explores how mobile devices such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones can be used for educational purposes. A variety of mobile device applications for learning are... More

    pp. 4729-4736

  19. Science Fieldworks leveraging Plant Information Search System using Cellular Phones: A Case Study

    Yusuke Morita, Nagasaki University, Japan; Satoshi Enomoto, National Institute for Educational Policy Research of Japan, Japan; Takashi Fujiki, Nagasaki University, Japan; Tomohiro Yamamoto, Hitoyoshi Municipal Tokan Elementary School, Japan

    This article discusses the value of cellular phones use in science education. 74 elementary school students participated in this research. They were connected to the plant information search system... More

    pp. 5033-5036