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E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

2003

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Allison Rossett

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Number of papers: 600

  1. The Effect of Character Spacing on Reading in Personal Digital Assistants (PDA)

    Sanghoon Park, Minjeong Kim, Jeeheon Ryu & Chanhee Son, Florida State University, United States

    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine how character spacing of the text in PDA affects learning performance and attitude. Thirty-nine students were randomly assigned to either expanded... More

    pp. 1737-1739

  2. Determining the Significance of "No Significant Difference"

    Bill Pepicello, University of Phoenix, United States; Sandra Pepicello, St. Petersburg College, United States

    This paper examines the "No Significant Difference" phenomenon in distance higher education from the standpoint of instructional design and faculty training. It is claimed that recent studies focus... More

    pp. 1740-1743

  3. The Virtual Life-Fire Exercise: E-Learning for the Army's Infantry Leaders

    Bill Pike & Tim Wansbury, US Army RDECOM-STTC, United States

    The military relies heavily on live-fire training exercises to prepare warfighters for real-world missions. Growing resource constraints limit the military's ability to conduct this essential... More

    pp. 1744-1747

  4. Learning Styles in Undergraduate Students. Implications to the Design of web pages and online courses

    Rosa Miriam Ponce, La Salle University, Mexico

    In this paper is presented the analysis and implications of the learning styles prferences of a sample of 100 undergraduate students. Learning Styles preferences are considered as the main step in ... More

    pp. 1748-1751

  5. Dynamic Approach for Constructing a Specific Collaboration Space among Distant Project Groups

    Delia Rogozan, Gilbert Paquette & Richard Hotte, LICEF Research Centre, Télé-université, Canada

    We develop in this paper the model of a specific collaboration space among distant groups of learning-project. We base our model on the common actions of these groups. The approach we propose is ... More

    pp. 1752-1755

  6. The Effect of Information Searching Strategy on Information Seeking Time in Personal Digital Assistant (PDA)

    Jeeheon Ryu, Youngmin Lee & Chanhee Son, Florida State University, United States

    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine how fast students search and find information of text displayed on Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). Three different types of information search ... More

    pp. 1756-1759

  7. Student Expectations of a Web-Based Collaborative Learning Environment

    Jantrathip Sae-Chin & Paul Resta, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    The goals of this study are to determine student expectations of an online course emphasizing collaborative learning, as well as to examine how students adjust their expectations. The participants ... More

    pp. 1760-1763

  8. Transformative Experiences of Teachers Earning Distance Graduate Degrees

    Susan Santo, Technology for Training & Development, United States

    This study uses a case study approach to tell the story of four graduate students within a cohort of learners who were earning graduate degrees in technology for education and training by distance.... More

    pp. 1764-1767

  9. Relational Issues in Improving the Management of Collective Activities in E-learning

    Philippe Cottier & Colin Schmidt, Le Mans University, France

    One major pedagogical objective in e-learning is to offer a group of learners the opportunity to personally get involved in what they are doing with one another by providing them with a... More

    pp. 1768-1771

  10. Task-Based Activities for Computer Science ESL Learners: Feasibility of Using a Group Support System

    Sarimah Shamsudin, Centre for English Language Teacher Education (CELTE), The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

    This paper aims to discuss the feasibility of using a group support system (Microsoft's NetMeeting) to conduct synchronous computer-mediated communicative task-based activities for Computer Science... More

    pp. 1772-1775

  11. Investigating Teaching and Learning Practices: A Digital Video Library for Teacher Education

    Deborah Stirling, Gary Bitter & Paul Skiera, Arizona State University/Technology Based Learning and Research, United States

    Having access to an online collection of teaching and learning artifacts introduces and supports new resources for teacher education. Lampert and Ball (1999) propose three ways a collection of... More

    pp. 1776-1777

  12. Technology Affordances: The Chat Room as an Ethnographic Tool

    Laura Sujo de Montes, Northern Arizona University, United States

    This paper deals with the use of chat rooms as an ethnographic tool to conduct in-depth interviews. First, the use of the Internet as a survey tool is discussed. Then, preliminary results from the ... More

    pp. 1778-1779

  13. The Effect of Web Cams in Online Group Interactions

    Laura Sujo de Montes, Northern Arizona University, United States

    This paper looks at the effects of the use of a web cam on the student interactions in small-group teams. Issues of implementation of video chats are also discussed. Preliminary results indicate... More

    pp. 1780-1781

  14. A Blended Constructivist Learning Environment for Pre-service Teachers

    Seng Chee Tan, David Hung & Chin Sing Chai, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    This case study documents our effort in using Knowledge Building approach on 18 pre-service teachers learning to design constructivist activities with technology. The course was delivered using... More

    pp. 1782-1785

  15. Of Collaborative Learning: An Agent Based Approach for Social Network Analysis

    Punnarumol Temdee, Bundit Thipakorn & Booncharoen Sirinaovakul, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand; Heidi Schelhowe, University of Bremen, Germany

    This paper presents an agent based approach for social network analysis of collaborative learning through computer mediated communication system. We aim to study and investigate the collaborative... More

    pp. 1786-1789

  16. Improving the Computing Environment for Introverted Women by Using a Groupware System that Gathers Anonymous Student Input

    Gloria Townsend & Terri Bonebright, DePauw University, United States

    Abstract: This paper describes a groupware system called Brainstorm and its benefits for undergraduate computer science classrooms, especially for introverted females in these classrooms. We... More

    pp. 1790-1793

  17. Where is Mobile Learning Going?

    Anna Trifonova & Marco Ronchetti, Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy

    M-learning is a quite new, exciting and promising field. Papers on this domain are spread through several conference and workshops proceedings, so it is rather difficult to have a complete view of ... More

    pp. 1794-1801

  18. Flexible e-Payment based on Content and Profile in the e-Learning System DaMiT

    Bernd Tschiedel & Aleksander Binemann-Zdanowicz, BTU Cottbus, Germany; Barbara Schulz-Bruenken, TU Ilmenau, Germany; Bernhard Thalheim, BTU Cottbus, Germany

    Current payment policies in e-learning environments are based on the pay-for-all-even-if-partially used paradigm. Even worse, the learners get learning modules independently on their profile, needs... More

    pp. 1802-1805

  19. Comparing Communication Content and Reporting of Personal Experiences in Asynchronous Discussion Boards (On-Line vs. Traditional Undergraduates)

    Diane Wagoner, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States; Kay Wijekumar, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

    Web-based learning environments offer some interesting opportunities for communication and privacy that face-2-face classrooms do not offer. This study presents findings that show differences in... More

    pp. 1806-1808

  20. A Critical Review on Teachers and Technology

    Feng Wang & Thomas Reeves, The University of Georgia, United States

    Will computers repeat the failure that older technologies (e.g., film, radio, and television) experienced concerning educational applications of technology? A simple question seems to be helpful... More

    pp. 1809-1812