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ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 27, 2011


Theo Bastiaens; Martin Ebner

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This conference has 10 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 575

  1. Analysis of Management Systems in Virtual Distance Education in Brazil and Portugal

    Daniel Mill, UFSCar, Brazil; Hermano Carmo, Universidade Aberta de Portugal, Portugal

    This research analyzes and compares Brazilian and Portuguese systems of distance education to identify the main challenges faced by managers of distance education. Methodologically, the analysis... More

    pp. 815-820

  2. Using online social networking: Graduate students’ gender differences in using facebook.

    Gulshat Muhametjanova, Kursat Cagiltay & Ayse Gul Kara, Middle East Technical University, Turkey; Marlen Akimaliev, TOBB ETU University of Economics and Technology, Turkey

    This study investigates the reasons of using facebook by male and female graduate students at Middle East Technical University. Qualitative interviews were conducted with students to identify why... More

    pp. 821-825

  3. Linking and learning during hospitalisation: learning technologies connecting adolescents to school and social networks

    Amy Nisselle, Shaun Hanns & Julie Green, Royal Children's Hospital Education Institute, Australia; Tony Jones, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne, Australia

    Adolescents who spend time in hospital for their health care face significant challenges in terms of their continued education. The hospital as an out-of-school setting provides opportunities for... More

    pp. 826-833

  4. A Preliminary Research on Developing a Leaflet for Organizational Instruction by Faculties Utilizing an Electronic Portfolio

    Wakio Oyanagi, Nara University of Education, Japan

    Utilizing an electronic portfolio for teaching at a graduate school of education is even more effective when it can be used not only in individual instruction, but also in collaborative instruction... More

    pp. 834-842

  5. Optimizing Faculty Workload and Learning Effectiveness in Online Programs: A Multi-Institutional Administrative Perspective

    Karan Powell & Phil Ice, American Public University System, United States

    The current economic crisis has significantly accelerated the use of adjunct faculty in higher education, especially in online programs. As adjuncts typically carry far higher teaching loads than... More

    p. 843

  6. Authentic assessment: User feedback driving the e-portfolio process for teacher candidates

    Carol Rasowsky, Dana Abbott & Brandon Milonovich, The College of Saint Rose, United States

    This presentation describes the evolution of an e-portfolio process for teacher candidates as a culminating activity in their academic program. Survey data was secured from teacher candidates and... More

    p. 844

  7. Technology integration through collaborative action research.

    Ieda M. Santos, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates

    Collaborative action research is viewed as an effective approach to facilitate technology integration in teaching and learning. In particular, researcher-teacher collaborative action research can... More

    pp. 845-849

  8. The Uses of Mobile Phones to Support Curriculum Related Activities Outside the Classroom

    Ieda M. Santos & Nagla Ali, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates

    This paper reports a case study that explored how a group of undergraduate students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) used mobile phones to carry out informal learning activities related to the... More

    pp. 850-859

  9. New Approaches to Learning

    Isabel Silva & Jane Duarte, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal

    The implementation of the Bologna Process in Europe led to major changes in higher education in Portugal, including a shift towards student-centered teaching as well as learning and new approaches ... More

    pp. 860-865

  10. Education For All - Living It!

    Brian Smith, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom

    The presentation will demonstrate the current and ongoing development within e-learning in the health care sector work place within the United Kingdom. The Technology Enhanced learning Team within ... More

    p. 866

  11. "Uses & Gratifications" Utilization Approach for the Design and Development of Distance Education Models

    Nurcan Törenli & Murat Cinar, Ankara University Distance Learning Center, Turkey

    Internet has important advantages as self-learning and individual motivation of distance education models (on-line or web-based distance education) gained weight compared to traditional media. This... More

    pp. 867-872

  12. The Role of Digital Literacy in the Academic Performance of First-Year Students in an Information Technology Course

    Duan van der Westhuizen & Glenda Barlow-Jones, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

    The majority of students entering the University of Johannesburg in South Africa come from schools and communities that are technologically ‘disadvantaged’ yet, on entering their first year of... More

    pp. 873-878

  13. Can Innovation be learnt?

    Tuulikki Viitala & Pirjo-Liisa Lehtelä, School of Vocational Teacher Educatuon, University of Oulu Applied Sciences, Finland

    Abstract: Capacity for innovation is increasingly important in vocational teachers’ work. The school has an important function in building a readiness for innovation, and the educational system is ... More

    pp. 879-883

  14. Promoting reflective writing among psychiatry students

    Niall Watts, Allys Guerandel, Kieran O Loughlin, Geraldine O'Neill & Kevin Malone, University College Dublin, Ireland

    This paper reports on a study on the use of online learning to teach reflective writing to psychiatry students. The students learnt about reflection and reflective writing using an interactive... More

    pp. 884-888

  15. Moving Computer Literacy Beyond the Use of Digital Information

    Adele Weiner, Metropolitan College of New York - Audrey Cohen School of Human Services and Education, United States

    Based on the model of Metros (Grush, 2011), computer literacy evolves on a continuum from stimulated to fluent. There are four literacy attributes (comprehension, production, originality, and... More

    pp. 889-894

  16. mLearning in a New Zealand Secondary School: A Case Study

    Noeline Wright, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Four secondary school classroom teachers across a range of subjects experimented with a range of mobile devices during a brief Ministry of Education-funded project in 2010, to understand: how... More

    pp. 895-900

  17. Teacher Distance Training in Educational Robotics through Synchronous Audiographic Conferencing: towards a learner-centered approach

    Dimitris Alimisis & Athanasios Plessas, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Greece

    This paper presents a practical use of Synchronous Audio graphic Conferencing (SAC) based on the platform Centra in teacher distance training context realized. The topic of the SAC sessions was... More

    pp. 901-906

  18. Designing Case Studies through 3D Simulations for the Health Professions

    Xin Bai, Beverly Horowitz, Robert Duncan, Susan Glodstein, John Graffeo & Joanne Lavin, York College, CUNY, United States

    Faculty in undergraduate nursing programs routinely use high-fidelity patient simulators to immerse students in realistic clinical situations. However, it is often too costly to implement these... More

    pp. 907-910

  19. Teacher Training: Integrating Media at German Schools

    Petra Bauer & Sarah Keller, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

    The use of new media in everyday life and workspace is rapidly increasing – also in the world of young people. Schools could be an ideal place to teach young people how to use new media as tools... More

    pp. 911-916

  20. Evaluating Student Retention in Online Programs: Directions for Multi-Institutional Collaboration

    Wallace Boston & Phil Ice, American Public University System, United States

    This panel will explore the findings of a large scale (n = 20,569) retention study completed at American Public University System. Of the highest significance were student transfer credits and... More

    pp. 917-922