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E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

October 2005

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Griff Richards

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Number of papers: 526

  1. Seeking Deeper Learning within an Online Course

    Patricia McGee, The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States; Leah Wickershame, Texas A&M at Commerce, United States

    This mixed method action research case study examines evidence of deeper learning principles as designed and evidenced in an online course and corroborated by the Distance Education Learning... More

    pp. 2205-2212

  2. Factors Which Predict Computer Usage for School Work by American High School Sophomores

    Mary Nell McNeese, University of Southern Mississippi, United States

    The present study investigates gender, race, SES, and parent's education level on the amount of time high school sophomores use a computer daily for school work. The Education Longitudinal Study of... More

    pp. 2213-2220

  3. Adaptivity with Multidimensional Learning Objects

    Martin Memmel, DFKI GmbH, Germany

    One of the most important goals and tasks of many E-learning systems is adaptivity, i.e., to automatically create individual learning environments taking into account a learner's special needs,... More

    pp. 2221-2236

  4. Micro-Narratives and Cluster Structures: Collaborative Learning and the Narrative E-Mail Dialogue

    Lars Mikaelsen, Norre Nissum College of Education, Denmark

    Abstract: In this paper I will argue that e-mail dialogues can be regarded as micro-narratives from a narratological perspective. This will be done with the French narratologist Roland Barthes as... More

    pp. 2231-2236

  5. Needs Analysis of Faculty Development Training Programs

    Hosein Moeini, Baskent University, Turkey; Dogan Alpsan & Giray Berberoglu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    This study is designed to be guidance for the inevitable application of faculty development programs in universities. It explains the needs of the faculty members in Middle East Technical... More

    pp. 2237-2242

  6. Pilot Study of the Relationships Between Learning Progress and Learning Style in a Web-Based PSI Course

    Yusuke Morita, Nagasaki University, Japan; Billy Koen, Guohua Ma, Zhaohong Wu & Aravindh Johendran, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to determine the relationships between students' learning styles and learning progress in a Web-Based PSI course to teach computer languages to college freshmen... More

    pp. 2243-2248

  7. computer-assisted programs in L2 acquisition

    Mahnaz Mostafaei-Alaei, Allame Tabatabaee University, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

    During the last few decades, due to an increase first in the use of computer-assisted programs in different educational settings and also in the number of people who wish to learn a second language... More

    pp. 2249-2250

  8. Do Information Systems Actually Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Performance? -- An Analysis of 3 Different Approaches to the Design of Information Systems

    Carlos Nakamura, Susanne Lajoie & Gloria Berdugo, McGill University, Canada

    We present three different approaches to the research and development (R&D) of information systems: problem solving, decision making, and case-based reasoning. In contrast to case-based reasoning, ... More

    pp. 2251-2257

  9. Researching Self-Regulated Learning: Tracking the Missing Link with Interactive Softwar

    John Nesbit, Phil Winne & Dianne Jamieson-Noel, Simon Fraser University, Canada; Allyson Hadwin, University of Victoria, Canada; Sharon Bratt & Ken MacAllister, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    To investigate self regulated learning (SRL) and factors that propel it, educational psychologists have developed self-report instruments measuring epistemological beliefs, goal orientation,... More

    pp. 2258-2263

  10. High-Quality and Small-Capacity Lecture-Video-File Creating System for Distance E-Learning

    Yoshihiko Nomura, Ryutaro Matsuda, Ryota Sakamoto, Tokuhiro Sugiura, Hirokazu Matsui & Norihiko Kato, Mie University, Japan

    The authors proposed a high-quality and small-capacity lecture-video-file creating system for distance e-learning system. Examining the features of the lecturing scene, the authors ingeniously... More

    pp. 2264-2273

  11. E-Learning Design: Learning Modes, Pedagogical Principles, and Educational designing Skills

    Laila Oubenaissa-Giardina, CIRTA, LICEF, Canada

    Abstract: To further our investigations into e-learning design, we initiated three research projects, each of which uses an intervention focussed on a central aspect of e-learning: understanding... More

    pp. 2270-2273

  12. Measuring Flow Experience of Pre-Service Teachers in Performing E-Portfolio

    Sanghoon Park & Jung Lim, Florida State University, United States

    The purpose of this paper was to investigate the relationship between constructs of flow and performance of pre-service teacher students' work on E-portfolio. It was hypothesized that there would... More

    pp. 2274-2276

  13. Promoting Positive Emotion in Multimedia Learning using Visual Illustrations

    Sanghoon Park & Jung Lim, Florida State University, United States

    The purpose of this paper was twofold. First purpose was to explore the concept of interest, which is considered as one positive emotion, in learning context. The second purpose was to report the... More

    pp. 2277-2284

  14. To Be or Not to Be “E”: School Hiring Official Reactions to the Use of Electronic Portfolio in the Hiring of Public School Teachers

    Nancy Patterson, Bowling Green State University, United States

    Increasingly, teacher education programs have been requiring electronic portfolios as a multi-media showcase tool for promoting reflective practice. E-portfolios have also become critical elements ... More

    pp. 2285-2287

  15. Engaging the Learner: How Can the Flow Experience Support E-learning?

    Jon Pearce, University of Melbourne, Australia

    This paper describes research into making e-learning activities motivating and engaging, yet still producing effective learning. Flow is used as an underlying theory to explore student behaviour... More

    pp. 2288-2295

  16. Developing an Internet-Based Community for Special Education in Bulgaria

    Rob Peterson, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Research on special education practices in Bulgaria to develop an Internet-based community of practice is now underway. The study will answer a call to action to test the potential of online... More

    pp. 2296-2301

  17. The State of the Art of Design-Based Research

    Rob Peterson & Jan Herrington, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Ann Brown (1992) and Allan Collins (1992) introduced the term design experiment in 1992 as an innovative approach to educational research. Today, commonly termed design-based research (DBR), the... More

    pp. 2302-2307

  18. Using an Evidence-Based Approach to E-Learning: A Longitudinal District School Board Research Study

    Jane Pilling-Cormick & John Laverty, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Canada

    The aim of this paper is to highlight the significant role an evidence-based approach to research plays in developing an e-learning initiative at the secondary school district level. Decisions... More

    pp. 2308-2314

  19. Researching Social Capital in Video Mediated Virtual Communities: Problems and Prospects – The State of Affairs

    Nancy Poon, Sociology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Ben Daniel, ARIES Lab, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

    The meaning of interaction in virtual learning communities can be difficult to understand let alone reconstruct conceptually. For instance, capturing perspectives of participants and making... More

    pp. 2315-2324

  20. Promoting Pupils’ Health with ICT – the Case of a Finnish Health Promotion Project

    Teija Räihä, Kerttu Tossavainen & Hannele Turunen, University of Kuopio, Department of Nursing Science, Finland; Jorma Enkenberg, University of Joensuu, Savonlinna Department of Teacher Education, Finland

    The purpose of this study was to describe Finnish eighth-graders' (14 to 15 years old) experiences of a web-based health promotion project titled "From Puijo to the World with Health Lunch". The... More

    pp. 2325-2331