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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. A technique for designing learning activities in virtual environments

    Javier Bravo & Iván García-Magariño, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, Spain

    Online education might be thought to be limited when compared to traditional education. However, researchers have overcome most of these limits. Recently, the use of 3D environments has addressed... More

    pp. 923-931

  2. Using asynchronous discussion for teaching case in the environment of network to promote elementary pre-service mathematics teachers’ change for curriculum identity

    Yen-Ting Chen, National Institute for Compilation and Translation, Taiwan; Juei-Hsin Wang, National Chiayi University, Taiwan

    With the emergence and development of computer network technology, modern learning is no longer traditional “teaching-learning” in class. Computer network provides a new design, development and... More

    p. 932

  3. Learning in context: Moving courses from 2D Web-based materials to simulated 3D virtual-world environments

    Allan Ellis & Jill Phillips, Southern Cross University, Australia

    Abstract: Undergraduates in accounting courses need to develop skills in defining problems, gathering and evaluating information, and developing and implementing solutions, not simply using... More

    pp. 933-942

  4. “Oh no, Math!” Songs from an Online Math-for-Teachers Course

    George Gadanidis, Jane Gichuru & Immaculate Namukasa, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    In this paper we share the case of a four-week fully online math-for-teachers course focusing on algebraic thinking. The course was offered prior to the start of the teacher education program as an... More

    pp. 943-950

  5. Panoramic Virtual Environments for eLearning Applications

    John Gillmore & Bucky Dodd, University of Central Oklahoma, United States

    360° panoramic images create a unique and intriguing visual experience for the viewer. Panorama software provides students with the opportunity to explore locations and objects that may not be... More

    pp. 951-956

  6. Application of Activity Based Analytics to the Optimization of Instructional Design and Pedagogy in Online Environments

    Lori Kupczynski, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, United States; Phil Ice, American Public University System, United States; Jennifer Richardson, Purdue University, United States; Angela Gibson, American Public University System, United States

    While several frameworks for understanding pedagogical strategies and activity optimization in online environments exist, they do not address granular level issues such as optimal student... More

    pp. 957-963

  7. The Oikodomos Virtual Campus: a networked-based model of education

    Leandro Madrazo, Escola Tècnica i Superior d'Arquitectura La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain; Paul Riddy, Viveka Consulting, United Kingdom

    OIKODOMOS ( is an educational research project financed by the Lifelong Learning programme (2007-2009) carried out by higher education institutions and research centres... More

    pp. 964-971

  8. Return of Student Assignments in Distance Education: Various Technologies to Reduce Turnaround Time

    Konrad Michalski & Robert Holmberg, Athabasca University, Canada

    Abstract: We evaluated five technologies that tutors could use to mark assignments and return the results to students electronically (i.e. by e-mail). The five technologies are: word processors,... More

    pp. 972-980

  9. Practical Science at the Open University: Developing an Interactive and Immersive Module Teaching Experimentation and Practical Skills at a Distance.

    Brian Richardson & Kate Bradshaw, The Open University, United Kingdom

    Until recently students studying science at the Open University could attend week-long residential schools to gain credit in practical science. These residential schools are popular with students... More

    pp. 981-982

  10. Online Collaboration Empowering Minds for the Future

    Alain Senteni & Rana Tamim, Hamdan Bin Mohamed eUniversity, United Arab Emirates

    Computer technologies’ impact on education is increasing on a daily basis, while the benefits of technology cannot be separated from other variables in the instructional context. Research has... More

    pp. 983-992

  11. To Be or Not to Be Ethiculturally Sensitive in E-Learning: An Analysis to Knowledge Authoring

    Nuno Silva, Gonçalo Costa, Mary Prior, Simon Rogerson & Bernd Stahl, De Montfort University, Portugal

    Using as a starting point Shakespeare’s quotation, to be or not be, this paper aims to underline if higher education knowledge authors within distributed learning environments assume an ethical and... More

    pp. 993-1002

  12. Virtual Mobility and the EQF: using e-learning to widen access and enhance quality higher education across Europe

    António Teixeira, Universidade Aberta & University of Lisbon, Portugal; Branca Miranda, Universidade Aberta, Portugal; Ana Dias, University of Minho - TecMinho, Portugal

    One of the major goals of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is to facilitate the mobility of citizens, assuring the transparency and competitiveness of qualifications across Europe. The... More

    pp. 1003-1012

  13. Establishing Teacher Presence in Online Learning

    Yu-mei Wang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

    Teacher presence in student online discussions is a debated issue. Some research shows that teacher presence is positively related to student satisfaction with online learning. Teacher presence... More

    p. 1013

  14. Virtual Learning Space Design

    Yu-mei Wang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

    Online learning space design presents a great challenge to online course instructors. Research shows that learning space significantly impacts learning process and outcomes. Although learning... More

    p. 1014

  15. Insights into Introduced Hyperextend English Foreign Language Websites

    Fatemeh Alipanahi, Islamic Azad University Zanjan Branch, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Hossein Parvini Sani, Amirkabir University, Tehran Iran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    This study investigates the potential role of Hyperextend English Foreign Language ( EFL) websites in EFL Learning and evaluates a work in which 24 low advanced students in an EFL class were... More

    pp. 1015-1023

  16. The «info-(ex/in)-clusion» of the elderly people: Remarks for the present and for the future

    Fausto Amaro, CAPP/ISCSP - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal; Henrique Gil, ESECB & CAPP-ISCSP-UTL, Portugal

    This paper discusses the importance of the info-exclusion/info-inclusion of elderly people. Recently several initiatives taken from the EU encourage the info-inclusion of all the European citizens ... More

    pp. 1024-1030

  17. Effect and Validation of Mobile Health Care Communication System Based on E-mail for Students

    Yuki Ando, Osaka University, Japan; Toshiyuki Maeda, Hannan University, Japan; Yae Fukushige, Otaru University of Commerce, Japan; Takayuki Asada, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

    This paper addresses a new health care system based on e-mail communication, which is designed and developed from scratch from view of previous research results and problems. The system is an e... More

    pp. 1031-1036

  18. Thinking Deeply About the Shallows

    Michael Coghlan, NewLearning, Australia

    This paper will examine some of the major assumptions made in Nicholas Carr’s book, The Shallows – what the Internet is doing to our brains, and relate them to similar concerns expressed by... More

    pp. 1038-1043

  19. Discursive dynamics in computer interaction: a case- study in Blended Didactics at Roma Tre University

    Evelina De Nardis, Roma Tre University, Italy

    Abstract: The focus of this paper is on the structure of argumentative interaction concerning online asynchronous communication supported by LMS Moodle studied using a qualitative approach... More

    pp. 1044-1047

  20. Metaphoric Reasoning and the Classification of eTeaching/eLearning Platforms as Supermarkets, Schools and Airports

    Eva Dobozy, Edith Cowan University, Australia; Patricia Reynolds, King's College, United Kingdom; Dieter Schönwetter, University of Manitoba, Canada

    This paper introduces conceptual metaphors, such as ‘supermarkets’ for LMSs, ‘schools’ for LAMS and ‘airports’ for VLE 2.0 applications, to project inferential structures and particular... More

    pp. 1048-1058