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ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 30, 2008


Joseph Luca; Edgar R. Weippl

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This conference has 16 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 907

  1. The Thin Client Wireless Broadband Network Proejct in the Irish Primary School Sector - An analysis of Baseline Data

    Miriam Judge, Dublin City University, Ireland

    The Thin Client wireless broadband project, is a pilot initiative involving a cluster of nine primary schools based in North County Dublin, Ireland. It is a four year project designed to... More

    pp. 145-153

  2. Identifying Critical Success Factors for the Strategic Implementation of a Videoconferencing Professional Development Program in the Education Sector

    Cathy King, Educational Society, Canada

    This paper looks at the critical success factors affecting the implementation and strategic management of a provincial videoconferencing professional development program. It will explore factors... More

    pp. 154-165

  3. A Case Study Examining the Transfer of Information Literacy Across Subjects in Hong Kong Primary Schools

    Ning Kon-ying, Ho Ming Primary School, Hong Kong; David M Kennedy, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    In different countries, Information Literacy (IL) is taught by class teachers in different subjects and also by librarians. However, in Hong Kong primary schools, IL is only taught by teachers of... More

    pp. 166-174

  4. Elementary and Middle School Teachers’, Students’ and Parents’ Perception of Robot-Aided Education in Korea

    EunKyoung Lee & YoungJun Lee, Korea National University of Education, Korea (South); Bokyung Kye & Beomseog Ko, Korea Education & Research Information Service, Korea (South)

    Recently, the intelligent service robot has become a new educational medium that can provide customized learning services by moving autonomously, controlling itself, and making cognitive judgments ... More

    pp. 175-183

  5. Searching for the Evaluation Indicators of U-learning Initiatives

    Insook Lee, Sejong University, Korea (South); Seungyeon Han, Hanyang Cyber University, Korea (South)

    The purpose of this study has two folds: 1) to develop indicators to measure u-learning experimental schools’ effectiveness; and 2) to test indicators by evaluating first year’s achievement of... More

    pp. 184-187

  6. Peer Coaching and Community of Practice in Professional Development in ICT for Teachers

    Chi-Syan Lin, Jan-Pan Hwang, Yu-Chi Kuo, Chung-Chi Wu & Yu-Chung Chu, National University of Tainan, Taiwan; Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Chi-Sung Laih, Department of EE, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; Jia-Rong Wen, Department of Computer Information Management, Shu-Te University, Taiwan

    The paper reviews the PBL.NET project, which is targeted at professional development in ICT for school teachers in Taiwan. The strategy of professional development adopted by the project is... More

    pp. 188-196

  7. Multimedia Courseware with Open Source LMS : LEARNSQUARE

    Orrawin Mekpiroon, Pornchai Tammarattananont, Buntita Pravalpruk & Neetiwit Buasroung, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand

    LearnSquare is one of the open source Learning Management System established in Thailand that have been widely used as e-Leaning system in education institutes and organization. LearnSquare helps... More

    pp. 197-202

  8. Learning about science with parents : Developing an Educational Program for Scientific Experiments Using Cell Phones

    Jun Nakahara, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Etsuji Yamaguchi, Miyazaki University, Japan; Toshihisa Nishimori & Toshio Mochizuki, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Mai Nakano, Bennese Corporation, Japan; Yutaka Furuta, Rikkyo Niiza junior high school, Japan; Seiji Sekine, Spiceworks, Inc, Japan; Junichi Ofusa, Tama art university, Japan; Yoji Takikawa & Yuhei Yamauchi, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    We have developed a hands-on science educational program for forth and fifth grade elementary school children and their parents in which they have conducted a series of science experiments. The... More

    pp. 203-211

  9. Enhancing quality and lessening inequity

    Anna Nascimento, Brazilian Ministry of Education, Brazil

    Abstract: Quality learning has become a key focus in Brazil in recent years, both for innovation in the education system and for efforts to open up greater opportunities for disadvantaged groups.... More

    pp. 212-215

  10. Leadership for Technology Adoption in a Reform Community

    Nancy Allen, Tarfa Nasser Alnaimi & Huda Ak Lubaisi, Qatar University, Qatar

    The Gulf State of Qatar is experiencing a time in history of immense wealth and rapid change. The schools system is being completed restructured. It is a time when wise decisions must be made by... More

    pp. 216-220

  11. The Carrick Exchange for Higher Education: Design Factors for User Engagement

    Meg O'Reilly, Southern Cross University, Australia; Geraldine Lefoe, CEDIR, Australia; Robyn Philip, University of Sydney, Australia; Dominique Parrish, University of Wollongong, Australia

    The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) has recently completed research to inform development of the Carrick Exchange. The research investigated resource... More

    pp. 221-230


    Maria-Christiana Papaefthimiou, University of Reading, United Kingdom; Barbara Newland, Bournemouth Universit, United Kingdom

    The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is currently undertaking a sector wide exercise to benchmark e-learning in the UK. This paper will present the experience and outcomes of two UK Universities,... More

    pp. 231-234

  13. An Overview of K-12 Online Learning in the United States of America

    Susan Patrick & Allison Powell, North American Council for Online Learning, United States

    Get the latest scoop on the online learning landscape across all 50 states in the USA – plus emerging trends and important policies. A national and global perspective on the trends in education,... More

    p. 235

  14. Introducing Collaborative Online Learning for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) in the Slovak Context.

    Katarina Pisutova & Jana Malovicova, Open Society Foundation, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

    This article describes and analyzes problems experienced during planning and conducting a three semester online program for NGO leaders and managers in Slovakia. Analysis of problems experienced... More

    pp. 236-242

  15. Military English– E-Learning Course-Timely and Effective Preparation

    Maria-Magdalena Popescu & Ana-Maria Chisega-Negrila, Carol I National Defense University, Romania

    Mastering at least one foreign language has become the military cornerstone for interoperability, as a complex education and training are also part of a soldier’s life. Currently, each branch of... More

    pp. 243-248

  16. Development of a Thai-Japanese and Japanese-Thai Dictionary for Understanding Japanese Conversation on a Handheld Device

    Wichian Premchaiswadi & Prapoad Duangpathum, Siam University, Thailand; Nucharee Premchaiswadi, Dhurakij Pundit University, Thailand

    This paper describes the development of a Thai-Japanese and Japanese-Thai dictionary for understanding a Japanese conversation on a handheld device. A Pocket PC was used for this experiment. The... More

    pp. 249-253

  17. Pathfinding with a CAMEL

    Malcolm Ryan, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom; Andy Lapham, Thames Valley University, United Kingdom

    This panel explores experiences and issues emerging from the e-learning Pathfinder initiative in the UK. It will outline the intentions of the Higher Education Academy who managed the initiative on... More

    pp. 254-255

  18. Gender Differences in the Writing of Mobile Phone Email in Japan: A Follow-up Study

    Douglass J. Scott, Waseda University (Japan), Japan; Yuuki Kato, Tokyo University of Social Welfare, Japan; Shogo Kato, Waseda University (Japan), Japan

    This paper is an extension of last year’s pilot study which examined gender differences in informal mobile phone email messages of Japanese young people. This year’s project expanded the sample... More

    pp. 256-261

  19. Characteristics of effective ICT applications suited to teaching styles in Japanese classrooms

    Jun Takahashi, University of TOYAMA, Japan; Tatsuya Horita, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan; Jun-ichi Yamanishi, University of TOYAMA, Japan

    We gathered 1,395 examples of effective ICT applications from 27 Japanese teachers. The most common combination was to use a projector and a document camera to display textbooks and photographs,... More

    pp. 262-269

  20. Primary Education Project in Macedonia: A Case Study

    William Warrick, Spotsylvania County Public Schools, United States; Vasil Ivanoski, Ss. Kliment Ohridski, Macedonia; Petar Nikoloski, Academy for Education Development, Macedonia

    Abstract: During the 2007-2008 school year, USAID’s Primary Education Project (PEP) designed, developed, and implemented a plan to pilot the use of instructional technology in 14 primary schools in... More

    pp. 270-276