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

October 2005


Griff Richards

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Table of Contents

This conference has 9 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 526

  1. A passage to online scholarship: One institution’s struggle with high-stakes change

    Benjamin Coulter, John LeBaron, Beth Coulter & Anna McFadden, College of Education, Western Carolina University, United States

    In a recent discussion about pressures to migrate courses and degree programs to fully online formats, one senior faculty member remarked that such a transition represents the most traumatic... More

    pp. 601-606

  2. Use of Web logs (Blogs) in Learning Environments: Blogs for Student Support

    Mohammad Dastbaz, Ryan Flynn & Phil Clipsham, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

    Innovation in technology and communications and particularly the advent of the Web is changing the structure of teaching and learning today. While there is much debate about the use of technology... More

    pp. 607-611

  3. Use of a Virtual Collaboration System to Support Sharing Effective Practices in Reproductive Health

    Chris Davis & Margaret D'Adamo, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, United States; William Finger, Family Health International/ YouthNet, United States

    The Implementing Best Practices Initiative developed a collaborative knowledge sharing tool designed to improve utilization of evidence-based materials and effective practices in reproductive... More

    pp. 612-616

  4. An Online Professional Development Model for Pre-service Teacher Education

    Jon Denton, Trina Davis, Ben L. Smith & Lynn Beason, eEducation Group, Texas A&M University, United States; R. Arlen Strader, College of Education & Human Development, Texas A&M University, United States

    Abstract: Accelerate Online/OPTIONS is a three component program for certifying secondary mathematics and science teachers in Texas. The Accelerate Online/OPTIONS program provides those possessing ... More

    pp. 617-624

  5. A Case Study: When Undergraduates Attend Synchronous Lectures

    Min Young Doo, James Madison University, United States

    The purpose of this session is to examine practical issues arising when synchronous lectures are implemented at a residential university. It introduces a case study describing an online course... More

    pp. 625-628

  6. Online In-service: Problems and Possibilities for Teachers in the Field

    Anthony Dralle, East Carolina University, United States

    The presenter will share and discuss the results of a study in which in-service teachers completed a series of online modules demonstrating the use of research-based strategies for teaching reading... More

    pp. 629-633

  7. Designing Cross-Cultural Distance Education Program for Facilitating Pedagogical Change: Challenges and Strategies

    Thomas Duffy & Gihan Osman, Indiana University, United States

    Azerbaijan and the U.S. faculty will present and discuss their efforts to establish a Distance Education Center. The DE Center will support faculty at 15 universities in developing and delivering ... More

    p. 634

  8. New Features for eLearning in Higher Education for Civil Engineering

    Martin Ebner, Nikolai Sherbakov & Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    This paper describes an eLearning approach to distant teaching a master course for civil engineering students. The course has been implemented using a novel eLearning system, called WBT-Master.... More

    pp. 635-642

  9. The Development of the Adaptive Item Language Assessment (AILA) for Mixed-Ability Students

    Anastasios Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece

    Cross-cultural education has created diverse, mixed-ability students. The one-to-many, teacher-centered tutoring model that was used in traditional education up to date and in traditional education... More

    pp. 643-653

  10. Synchronous Streaming Video from the Classroom to the Remote Student’s Desktop: Report of a Distributed Education Project

    Eric Flower & Stacey Sawa, University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu, United States

    For four semesters we used streaming video software from to broadcast classroom activities synchronously over the Internet to students in their homes or offices. We did not... More

    pp. 654-665

  11. Assuring Quality Through the Sharing of e-Learning Resources

    Jenny Gilbert, Elaine Brown, Bob Cole & Tom Scott, Anglia Polytechnic University, United Kingdom

    This paper describes work in progress for one strand of a large regional project in the UK aiming to share on-line teaching resources between partners delivering higher education. Three modules... More

    pp. 666-669

  12. Interaction Matters

    Lowell M Glenn & Gregory Berry, Utah Valley State College, United States

    There is a growing literature about the quality of distance education. The authors argue that the issue should be quality education no matter what the delivery method. They further suggest one of... More

    pp. 670-678

  13. Taking Advantage of Social Distributed Learning: A Multipurpose On-line Graduate Course

    Victor M. González- Romero, Rocío Preciado, Maria Morfín & Claudio Vásquez, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

    Abstract: In this work, we present the results of an on-line, Research Methodology graduate course. The course was developed and delivered using the Moodle learning platform. We emphasized process ... More

    pp. 679-684

  14. Integrating WebLearn in the School of Nursing at UVA: Approaches to Anchoring and Facilitating Online Learning in an Online Master Degree Program

    Patrick Guilbaud, University of Virginia - School of Education, United States; Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia, University of Virginia - School of Nursing, United States

    This paper discusses WebLearn, an online instructional tool developed to provide a baseline set of technological competencies to students in the School of Nursing Online Masters' Program (OMP) at... More

    pp. 685-690

  15. Using a PDA to Support Real-Life Simulation-Based Training in a Retail Environment

    David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning, United States

    Learning by doing has proven to be an effective methodology for many years, and learn-by-doing computer simulations have been quite successful. However, physical tasks do not lend themselves well ... More

    pp. 691-695

  16. Facilitating Deepened Online Learning

    Sarah Haavind, The Concord Consortium, United States

    Successful online learning depends on instructors facilitating learner collaboration in text-based asynchronous dialogue. Focusing and deepening online dialogue among learners is challenging. Many ... More

    pp. 696-708

  17. Understanding the Role of Networks in the Diffusion of Innovation to Support the Strategic Implementation of E-learning in Universities

    Janet Hanson, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

    This paper explores factors affecting the diffusion of e-learning within a campus-based university, focusing in particular on the nature of the social networks influencing the adoption of e... More

    pp. 709-713

  18. Breaking Out of the CMS Box: Global Technology Tools for Developing a Globalization and Education Course

    Francis Harvey, Drexel University, United States

    The use of course management systems (CMS) as tools to develop and deliver distance learning materials has greatly facilitated the growth of distance learning in higher education. However, the CMS ... More

    pp. 714-719

  19. The Role of Emerging Technologies in Supervising Student Teachers at a Distance

    Francis Harvey, Drexel University, United States; Christina Charnitiski, Immaculata University, United States; Elizabeth Haslam, Drexel University, United States

    Distance learning presents unique challenges for the supervision of the field experiences of students in teacher education programs. This paper will explore ways in which various new technologies (... More

    pp. 720-723

  20. Video Clip Generation System Using Network Cameras: A Support System for Observational Learning in Science Classes

    Itsuo Hatono & Toshio Mochizuki, Information Science and Technology Center, Kobe University, Japan; Masaji Fujimoto, Graduate School of Cultural Studies and Human Science, Kobe University, Japan; Shinichi Kamiyama, Sanae Tachibana & Tomokazu Yamamoto, Sumiyoshi Elementary School Attached to Faculty of Human Development, Kobe University, Japan

    This paper describes a video clips generation system using network cameras to support observational learning in science classes. This system consists of a video clip server and... More

    pp. 724-729