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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. Electronic messaging in collaborative e-learning environments. A method to assess two key factors of communication quality: HCI and language

    Michele Notari, PHBern- School of Teacher Education; University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland; Stefan Minder, Institute of Medical Education; University of Bern, Switzerland

    In many publications in the field of computer-supported communication / collaboration, participants in their research are required to have a comparable capability to formulate and write down... More

    pp. 1098-1104

  2. Using Code-Recode to Measure Students Critical Thinking Online within Asynchronous Small Group Collaborative Learning Environment

    Peter Oriogun, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; Diana Cave, Accenture, Consulting - Systems Integration & Technology, User Experience, United Kingdom

    In this article we mapped a relatively new approach developed at London Metropolitan University called SQUAD, directly with the practical inquiry cognitive presence model to realise critical... More

    pp. 1105-1111

  3. Evolution of Sc@ut Adaptive Augmentative Communicators

    Maria-Dolores Paredes-Garrido, María-José Rodríguez-Fórtiz & Nuria Medina-Medina, University of Granada (Escuela Técnica Superior de Informática y Telecomunicaciones), Spain

    Sc@ut Communicators are augmentative and alternative communication systems (AAC) that help people with communication problems. These communicators are currently being used by autistic children in... More

    pp. 1112-1119

  4. Does Gender Matter in Hypertext Reading?

    Aristidis Protopsaltis, CITY University, United Kingdom; Vassiliki Bouki, Westminster University, United Kingdom

    It has been argued that gender might affect users’ attitudes towards electronic media and their academic performance. The accuracy of such claims can affect the use of new technologies in leaning. ... More

    pp. 1120-1129

  5. Analyzing Web 2.0 Users in an Online Discussion Forum

    Wonsug Shin & Susan Lowes, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    A latest evolution of the Web, Web 2.0, provides opportunities for interactive participation and social activities. The purpose of this study is to examine whether students’ usage of Web 2.0 and... More

    pp. 1130-1137

  6. Making Nursing Mistakes Without Patient Risk: Simulation to the Rescue!

    Jayne Smitten, MacEwan College- Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Canada; Heather Montgomerie, MacEwan College- Chair, School of Nursing, Collaborative Nursing Program, Canada; Yvonne Briggs, MacEwan College- Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Canada; Margaret Hadley, MacEwan College - Faculty of Health and Community Studies, Canada

    Perils to patient safety, the bulk of the responsible errors involving medications, account for unfathomable costs within our healthcare systems. Patient safety initiatives have included... More

    pp. 1138-1147

  7. Analyzing Students’ Responses to Metacognitive Prompting in Mathematical Problem Solving Through a Qualitative Lens

    Alexandru Spatariu, Georgetown College, United States; Bobby Hoffman, University of Central Florida, United States

    External evaluations, particularly feedback, plays an important role related to strategy use in different phases of learning. Metacognitive prompting, a form of strategic feedback, has been shown... More

    pp. 1148-1163

  8. An Interactive VideoJournal to complement Learning & Training

    Giorgio Valle, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy; Francesco Epifania, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

    Young people seem to be more familiar with communication devices such as mobile phones, MP3, iPOD and YouTube rather than textbooks or eLearning supports. While students’ grades in the high-schools... More

    pp. 1164-1169

  9. “Technology Interrupted Cognition”: Implications for Technology Enhanced Learning

    Kay Wijekumar, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

    Advanced communications in technology enhanced classrooms can have positive or negative effects on learning. One cause for concern can be interruptions from emails, cell phones, and instant... More

    pp. 1170-1179

  10. A Study of Visual Context Representation and Control for Remote Sport Learning Tasks

    Wanmin Wu, Zhenyu Yang & Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

    Shared visual context plays a vital role in video-mediated remote learning tasks. However, it remains unclear how to provide such visual context in order to best facilitate learning. In this paper,... More

    pp. 1180-1189

  11. Self Awareness and Learning Performance in Videoconferencing with Self and Partner’s Image

    Masanori Yamada & Kanji Akahori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    This paper examines potential designs of videoconferencing systems for communicative language learning in learner-centered communication from the viewpoint of self-awareness. In this study, we... More

    pp. 1190-1197

  12. Implementing a Sense of Connectedness in e-learning

    Takashi Yukawa, Kotaro Kawano & Yu Suzuki, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan; Tansuriyavong Suriyon, Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan; Yoshimi Fukumura, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

    Sense of connectedness is considered to be vital to learner motivation in an e-learning environment. To investigate this phenomenon, we conducted a questionnaire targeted at actual e-learners.... More

    pp. 1198-1207

  13. Web-Based Home School Collaboration System Design and Development

    Liming Zhang & Dong Li, University of Macau, Macau

    The importance of the effective home-school collaboration is well accepted by researchers. Currently the type of home-school collaboration in Macao maintains the traditional ways: through paper... More

    pp. 1208-1214

  14. Roles and Importance of Multimedia in Higher Education

    Dawood Alhamdani, Sohar University, Oman

    Multimedia, as product and application, can have potential roles in enhancing learning. Certainly multimedia resources are increasingly embraced in elementary and secondary education. On the... More

    pp. 1215-1222

  15. How Multimedia Research Can Optimize the Design of Instructional Vodcasts

    Maria Avgerinou, DePaul University, United States; Rune Pettersson, Malardalen University, Sweden

    Pod/Vodcasting has become an essential aspect of electronic and mobile learning, with a wide variety of applications across all education subjects and levels. This paper presents the pedagogical... More

    pp. 1223-1227

  16. Knowledge Carrying and Knowledge Emphasizing Animations - A Useful Distinction when Developing Educational Software

    Linn Burman, Skogforsk, Sweden; Nils Dahlbäck, Linköping University, Sweden

    Previous research on the usefulness of animations in educational software has not shown any unequivocal advantage of animations. We claim that these conflicting results at least in part stem from... More

    pp. 1228-1233

  17. Supporting Fault-Tolerance Learning within Cognitive, Object-Oriented Teaching Model

    Hsiu-Ju Chang, Taipei County Zih-Ciang Junior High School., Taiwan

    Fault-Tolerance Learning Environment combines multiple aspects of pedagogies, types of representations, perspectives of object-oriented concepts, and channels of knowledge or information... More

    pp. 1234-1239

  18. From Personal to Community Spaces: Interplay between Boundary Construction and Deconstruction

    Liliane Esnault, EM LYON, France; Denis Gillet, EPFL, Switzerland; Annick Rossier-Morel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

    The boundaries existing between personal and community spaces may be considered as limitations towards efficient interaction and effective learning in communities of practice. The continuous... More

    pp. 1240-1244

  19. Practical Suggestions for Higher Education Teachers Creating Their First Website

    Bobby Ezell & Marilyn Rice, Sam Houston State University, United States

    Abstract: The article provides suggestions for the teacher in higher education who wants to create his/her first website on a school server. The article builds a rationale for creating a website... More

    pp. 1245-1250

  20. Designing Usable M-learning Application: MobileView Case Study

    Majlinda Fetaji, South East European University, Macedonia

    The advantage of new communication technologies and portable devices are the integration of wireless network technologies, like mobile and pod cast devices with what they opened new possibilities... More

    pp. 1251-1256