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ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 27, 2005


Piet Kommers; Griff Richards

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This conference has 11 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 815

  1. Development-oriented eLearning Tool Evaluation: The Edukalibre Approach

    Luca Botturi, University of Lugano, Switzerland; Vania Dimitrova, Chris Tebb, Julika Matravers & Drew Whitworth, University of Leeds, United Kingdom; Jutta Geldermann & Isabelle Hubert, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

    This paper arose from the recognition that a lot more work is required to address the issue of suitable and complete evaluation for libre software development for education. The evaluation... More

    pp. 1104-1109

  2. Investigating Students’ Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs): How to enlarge the picture?

    Périne Brotcorne, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

    It is now largely recognized that information and communication technologies have a revolutionary impact on higher education and will drive its reconstruction. Yet, beyond this claim, little is... More

    pp. 1110-1116

  3. Involving Preschoolers in Design of Interactive Multimedia for Learning: An Activity-Driven Approach

    Sandra Cairncross & Suzanne Waugh, School of Computing, Napier University, United Kingdom

    Recently a range of methods aimed at actively involving children in the design of interactive applications have emerged. These have tended to be aimed at school-age children but interest in... More

    pp. 1117-1124

  4. The impact of the technology acceptance model (TAM) in determining the success or failure of computer-integrated education

    Rabelani Dagada, University of South Africa, South Africa

    This paper reflects how the technology acceptance model (TAM) affects the implementation of computer-integrated education. The study on which this paper is based took place in the South African... More

    pp. 1125-1129

  5. An Ongoing Research on the Behavior of Students with ADHD Symptoms While Working with ICT

    Fotini Garagouni-Areou & Christina Solomonidou, University of Thessaly, Greece

    The need for the design of educational environments suitable to the needs and the abilities of students with various learning difficulties (ADHD, dyslexia, etc.) is an issue of a great importance. ... More

    pp. 1130-1138

  6. Web-Based Educational Software in Computer Science: Technical and Pedagogical Usability

    Said Hadjerrouit, Agder University College, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Norway

    In contrast to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) where the technical usability is the main issue when designing a software system, Web-based educational systems have a broader context. They must... More

    pp. 1139-1144

  7. The learning effect of cognitive load under different structure hypertext environments

    Ah-Fur Lai & Yu-Jiun Huan, Taipei Municipal Teachers College, Taiwan

    The study conducted a static-group comparison design to investigate the cognitive load and learning performance of fifth-grade students under different structures of hypertext environment. The... More

    pp. 1145-1150

  8. Evaluating students' problem solving ability on the earthquake related topics through Web-based testing

    Ming-Chao Lin & Chun-Yen Chang, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; James P. Barufaldi, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, The University of Texas at Austin, United States; Jing-Ye Jhan, Yi-Chun Chen & Yi-Shin Chien, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    Tenth-grade students' (n = 75) problem-solving ability was evaluated through a Web-based test in a secondary school of Taiwan. This research was based on a previous empirical model (Chang, 2004),... More

    pp. 1151-1154

  9. Audience response systems for large enrollement undergraduate classes – does it make a difference?

    Jacques Morin, University of Chapel Hill, United States

    The use of audience response systems in classroom is a relatively new phenomenon in university classrooms. While many such systems have been employed in the business setting and large gatherings... More

    pp. 1155-1156

  10. Attention Metadata Management: Tracking the use of Learning Objects through Attention.XML

    Jehad Najjar, Michael Meire & Erik Duval, Computer Science Department, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

    In this paper, we introduce a framework for automatic collection and management of attention metadata. This framework enables keeping track of the learning objects that people use, how they use... More

    pp. 1157-1161

  11. Improving the Design of Web-based Games and Simulations through Usability Research

    Ron Owston, York University, Canada; Andre Kushniruk, University of Victoria, Canada; Francis Ho, York University, Canada; Kevin Pitts, Seneca College, Canada; Herb Wideman, York University, Canada

    In this session we describe the design and application of the Virtual Usability Laboratory (VUL), a software tool developed to remotely capture and analyze a wide variety of usage data on Web-based... More

    pp. 1162-1167

  12. Evaluating VLEs: Problems and Solutions

    Rachel Ellaway Rachel & David Dewhurst, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    VLEs are in many ways a fundamentally new way of using technology in support of learning because of their plural and multifaceted ways they interact with their contexts of use. Most approaches to... More

    pp. 1168-1171

  13. A User-Centered Content Architecture for an Academic Digital Research Portal

    Erika Rogers, Mary Somerville & Alissa Randles, California Polytechnic State University - SLO, United States

    As part of the digital evolution of libraries, librarians are now expected to serve in new roles as knowledge mediators, and to provide much more technologically based support and assistance for... More

    pp. 1172-1177

  14. Accessibility of a graduate school website for users with disabilities: developing guidelines for user testing

    Bernadette Sibuma, David Boxer, Paul Acquaro & Guillermo Creus, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    In this paper, we reviewed a usability evaluation of a leading graduate school homepage in order to adapt the design and format for users with disabilities. Teachers College, Columbia University,... More

    pp. 1178-1179

  15. Evaluating Usability, Fun and Learning in Educational Software for Children

    Gavin Sim, Stuart MacFarlane & Matthew Horton, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

    This paper reports the findings of an investigation into the relationship between usability fun and learning in educational software designed for children. Twenty five children from an English... More

    pp. 1180-1187

  16. Iterative Usability Evaluation Methods Applied to Learning Technology Development

    John Sullivan, Richard Hall, Michael Hilgers, Ronaldo Luna, Matt Buechler & William Lawrence, University of Missouri - Rolla, United States

    The goals of this project were to: a) carry out the evaluation of a learning system for teaching Civil Engineering students to use Geographic Information Systems software within the context of... More

    pp. 1188-1193

  17. How to integrate games or game elements in educational multimedia: a typology of educational game use

    Bert Wylin & Piet Desmet, K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium

    Any game typology reveals that some types of games are more fit to education than others. Several studies have proposed a game typology or taxonomy, using different perspectives to do so, but most ... More

    pp. 1194-1199

  18. Exploring learner preferences about the forms of instructional structure, interaction and cognitive process in the web-based learning environment

    Fang-Ying Yang & Cheng-Chieh Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; Chin-Chung Tsai, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan

    This study attempted to explore the learner preferences about the web-based learning environment, focusing on the forms of instructional structure, interaction and cognitive process. Reported here ... More

    pp. 1200-1206

  19. The Effect of Online Instruction Interface Design on Future Teachers’ Cognitive Learning Outcome

    Hope Adams, Jane Strickland & Albert Strickland, Idaho State University, United States

    Internet technology allows online instructional methods to be integrated into educational curricula worldwide. Without an interface Internet communication is not possible. The purpose of this... More

    pp. 1207-1213

  20. Augmenting Whiteboard Interaction in the Classroom

    Henning Breuer, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany; Nelson Baloian, University of Chile, Chile

    Interactive whiteboards in the classroom are usually used as presentation media with annotating features - combining slide presentation with graphic chalkboard functionality. Pedagogic and... More

    pp. 1214-1221