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ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 25, 2007


Craig Montgomerie; Jane Seale

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This conference has 11 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 702

  1. Teachers' Perceptions Regarding the Acceptance of Human-Computer Interaction Cognition Capability through On-Line Collaborative Study

    Tsung Juang Wang, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

    The paper describes the theoretical basis and methodology for research seeking to identify higher order cognitive activity occurring in students' information seeking and learning tasks with... More

    pp. 922-928

  2. Overcoming ‘Culture Shock’ using a Mobile Application: The Design and Evaluation of a Prototype

    Emily Bennett & Nipan Maniar, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

    This paper reports on the early stage of a project that is exploring the concept of using an educational mobile application to reduce the 'culture shock' that a sojourner experiences upon arriving ... More

    pp. 929-938

  3. Software Engineering interactive virtual learning environment

    Majlinda Fetaji, South East European University, Macedonia; Suzana Loskovska, Saint Kiril and Methodius, Macedonia; Bekim Fetaji, South East European University, Macedonia

    In this paper we describe the visual environment for learning Java programming language. This system is an interactive programming environment with adopted graphical user interface that has almost ... More

    pp. 939-944

  4. Conversational Agents and Learning Outcomes: An Experimental Investigation

    Bob Heller & Mike Procter, Athabasca University, Canada

    An experimental approach was used to compare two types of web interfaces (text-based vs. conversation-based) to content on the life and theories of Jean Piaget. The content in each interface was... More

    pp. 945-950

  5. On the Development of a Human-oriented Interaction System for Multimedia Services

    Hsiu-Mei Huang, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Tai-Chung Institute of Technology, Taiwan; Geeng-Neng You, Department of Multimedia Design, National Tai-Chung Institute of Technology, Taiwan; Pao-Ta Yu & Fu-Song Hsu, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chung Cheng Universit, Taiwan; Shu-Sheng Liaw, General Education Center, China Medical University, Taiwan

    In the advanced computer technology era, the trend has moved the input devices toward to computer vision technology gradually. Due to the non-intuitiveness for human to use, the traditional input... More

    pp. 951-956

  6. The Use of Sonification in Synthetic Voice Messages

    Robert Isaacson, San Jose State University, United States; Ron Aust, University of Kansas, United States

    This paper reports the findings of a research study that examined the use of sonification in synthetic voice messages as an aid to listening task performance. Part one of the study examined five... More

    pp. 957-965

  7. Teaching Box Builder: Supporting Adaptation of Curriculum Using Digital Library Resources

    Huda Khan, University of Colorado at Boulder, United States

    Bridging the gap between educational digital library resources and educators' use of those resources in their classroom teaching requires an analysis of both the modeling of educational objects for... More

    pp. 966-971

  8. Presentation of feedback in interactive learning environments: Some dimensions

    Hai-Ning Liang & Kamran Sedig, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Interactive learning environments (ILEs) can display information and enable learners to interact with this information. Feedback is an important component in leaner-information interaction and is... More

    pp. 972-977

  9. Scaffolding as a Strategy to Make Tools More Accessible to Young Children

    Hai-Ning Liang & Kamran Sedig, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Designing educational software that both supports children's learning of complex concepts and is accessible to them is not easy. One strategy to address this challenge is to create increasingly... More

    pp. 978-985

  10. SketchUML: The Design of a Sketch-based Tool for UML Class Diagrams

    Lin Qiu, State University of New York at Oswego, United States

    Abstract: In Software Engineering classes, students need to learn how to use Unified Modeling Language (UML) in the software design process. In this paper, we describe a sketch-based software tool ... More

    pp. 986-994

  11. Tools to Present Structured Learning Material and to Manage Large Classes

    Oliver Quast & Torsten Reiners, University of Hamburg, Germany

    The amount and complexity of learning material is increasing every year, so that learners ask for (innovative) tools to support the learning process with respect of handling the material and... More

    pp. 995-998

  12. On the design of interactive visual representations: Fitness of interaction

    Kamran Sedig & Hai-Ning Liang, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Learners often rely on external visual representations (VRs) of information to support their reasoning and thinking about different problems, ideas, and concepts. In computer-based environments,... More

    pp. 999-1006

  13. Linking Images and Sound in a 3D Museum Exhibit Demonstration

    Briana Sullivan, Colin Ware & Matthew Plumlee, University of New Hampshire, United States

    We recently developed an interactive 3D virtual museum exhibit in which users "fly-through" a 3D environment containing various visual points of interest. While creating the exhibit a problem arose... More

    pp. 1007-1012

  14. The Effects of Varied Instructional Aids and Field Dependence-Independence on Learners’ Structural Knowledge in a Hypermedia Environment

    Aifang Wang, Ohio University, United States

    This study examined the effects of instructional aids and the cognitive style of field dependence-independence (FDI) on students' structural knowledge and attitude toward program design in a... More

    pp. 1013-1019

  15. Visual Recognition of Searching Icons in VDT Work on Junior and Senior High School Students, University Students

    Haruhisa Yamaguchi, Okayama University, JAPAN, Japan

    This study examines a placement method of the Windows folder icons that makes it easy to search for visual objects as a part of an appropriate screen design in the display work of a VDT (Visual... More

    pp. 1020-1027

  16. De-suffixation for Downcorpusing

    Waris Abdukerim Janbaz & Imad Saleh, University of Paris VIII, France; Jean Duval, Lexicographer and Interpreter, Paris, France

    This paper is a mid-term report on the definition of suffixation rules for Modern Uyghur , an agglutinative Turkic language with complex vowel and consonant harmony features. Based on the... More

    pp. 1028-1037

  17. Educating to Meet Minority Standards: Should Technology Learning Environments Include Languages that Satisfy Minority Languages?

    Sabrina Armster, Florida State University, Student, United States

    Abstract: One in every three of today's children has one parent that is of another ethnic group and speaks a language other than English. How does this effect computer languages and more... More

    pp. 1038-1042

  18. Cherokee Worldview as Demonstrated Through Design and Digital Stories in the Culturally Collaborative Cherokee Garden

    Karen Hall & Kathleen Kegley, Clemson University, United States

    In this presentation, we will discuss the creation of the culturally collaborative Cherokee Garden, housed within the South Carolina Botanical Gardens. The primary focus of the project is to... More

    pp. 1043-1045

  19. BC – Yukon First Nations’ Health Network

    David G. Harper, University College of the Fraser Valley, Canada

    This is a pilot project that involves two principal initiatives. One is to provide fully transferable, first-year university health courses to students in remote First Nations communities, via the ... More

    pp. 1046-1055

  20. Can a mobile technology become a viable literacy education option for underserved illiterate indigenous children in Latin America?

    Paul Kim, Stanford University, United States; Claudia Olaciregui, Ellis Elementary, Colombia; Talia Miranda, UNESCO, Peru

    Literacy is a human right unequally distributed among the world's population. Despite global efforts to fight illiteracy, high illiteracy rates continue to jeopardize access for many to basic... More

    pp. 1056-1065