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E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Nov 17, 2008


Curtis J. Bonk; Mimi Miyoung Lee; Tom Reynolds

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This conference has 8 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 689

  1. From E-Learning to T-Learning: How Creating Online Programs is Transforming a University

    Gary R Tucker, Abilene Christian University, United States

    From a review of literature, Coomey and Stephenson (2001) identified four major themes that are embedded in four different teacher-learner paradigms. Using a modified version of the Coomey-Stevens... More

    pp. 202-208

  2. Generating and Presenting Dynamic Knowledge in Medicine and Dentistry

    Ute von Jan, Hannover Medical School, Germany; Alexander Ammann, Quintessence International Publishing Group, Berlin, Germany; Herbert K. Matthies, Hannover Medical School, Germany

    The era we are living in is often referred to as "the age of communication". Modern technologies, including world-wide telecommunication networks are now facilitating the global pooling of... More

    pp. 209-214

  3. Educational Gaming as an Instructional Strategy

    Vicki Williams, Penn State, United States

    Interactive games have evolved a great deal since the days of pinball machines and etch-a-sketch doodles. For many years, the closest games got to “electronic” was “electric.” Today’s games have... More

    pp. 215-220

  4. How Effective Do Students Perceive Different Types of Multi-Media Deliveries of Course Content?

    Holly Wilson & Bailong Jiao, Alliant International University, United States

    This paper reports the development of three multi-media modes for an on-line MA Linguistics course, and the perceptions of students regarding the effectiveness of these modes. The nineteen students... More

    pp. 221-226

  5. Acceptability of Online Degrees as a Means Of Evaluating the Effectiveness of Distance Education

    Jonathan Adams, The Florida State University, United States

    This paper discusses the acceptability of online coursework as a new method for evaluating the effectiveness of distance learning. The results are based on the findings of five studies that have... More

    pp. 227-234

  6. E-accessibility Evaluation Tools: Results based experimental approach from user’s perspective

    Liaqat Ali, University of East London, United Kingdom; Hamid Jahankhani, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom; Hossein Jahankhani, University of East London, United Kingdom

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) WAI plays an important role to achieve the goal of E-accessibility and have developed a series of guidelines and standards to ensure that Web resources can be... More

    pp. 235-244

  7. The Usability of DIMPLE – Digital Internet and Mobile Phone e-learning Environment

    Diana Andone, Jon Dron & Lyn Pemberton, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

    Recent years have seen a new generation of ‘digital students’ emerging in the developed world. Digital students are young adults who have grown up with digital technologies integrated as an... More

    pp. 245-251

  8. Evaluation of a learning environment used to teach Calculus in formal university level.

    María Andrade-Aréchiga, CICESE/Universidad de Colima, Mexico; Gilberto López, CICESE, Mexico; Gabriel López-Morteo, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico; Rafael Gutiérrez Pulido & Juan Contreras-Castillo, Universidad de Colima, Mexico

    In this document we present the results of introducing an electronic learning environment, based in learning objects, into a formal Calculus course at the University of Colima, Mexico. The academic... More

    pp. 252-257

  9. Exploring the Effectiveness and Use of Instructor Feedback on Written Work in a Graduate Asynchronous Course

    Dorothy Battle, Georgia Southern University, United States

    Individuals who work in higher education settings establish and implement strategies and make other decisions that influence learning. Student achievement is a major concern of these educators who ... More

    pp. 258-259

  10. Sustainability of Learning in 21st Century: Handle the Present and Lead the Future

    Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University, Canada & Massey University, New Zealand, Canada

    This paper discusses the potential of using personalized approach in learning in 21st century. This paper will focus mainly on the advantages of implementation of eportfolio in programs where... More

    pp. 260-266

  11. Overcoming Cultural Differences In Evaluating Distance Education and Online Courses

    Barry Birnbaum, Northeastern Illinois University, United States

    This session will focus on how cultural differences impact the access to technology. It will also address issues surrounding the evaluation of resources within the higher education environment in ... More

    p. 267

  12. Using Decision Trees for Discovering Problems on Adaptive Courses

    Javier Bravo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain; Cesar Vialardi, Universidad de Lima, Peru; Alvaro Ortigosa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Argentina

    Adaptive Hypermedia Systems personalize the learning experience of each user, by providing learning materials adapted to his/her needs, preferences, personal characteristics, etc. The goal is to... More

    pp. 268-277

  13. The Effect of Handheld Classroom Response Devices on Graduate Student Interactions

    Douglas Brinkley, Naval Postgraduate School, United States

    Abstract: This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted to measure the effect of handheld classroom response devices on student interactions at the graduate level. The study also... More

    pp. 278-282

  14. Exploring Engaged Learning as a Tool for Evaluating Web Conferencing

    Diane Chapman & Colleen Wiessner, North Carolina State University, United States

    Evaluating Web conferencing tools based on their ability to engage learners may provide better insight into the tools’ effectiveness for student learning. Researchers observed an online... More

    pp. 283-291

  15. Design of the Simulation Platform for M-Learning Environment Using OPNET

    Ying-ju Chen, Sindhura Gutta & Abdelshakour Abuzneid, University of Bridgeport, United States

    The widespread use of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), or laptop, along with advances in wireless communication technologies, such as GPS, GSM, GPRS, 3G... More

    pp. 292-298

  16. Antecedents, Benefits and Consequences (ABC)of e-Learning: a Multidisciplinary Education Approach

    Nicholas Chileshe & Bridget Winwood, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    The purpose of this paper will be to identify the antecedents (factors impeding or enhancing), benefits and consequences of e-learning within the two faculties of "Development and Society" and ... More

    p. 299

  17. Do University Center Distance Education Programs Produce Comparable Teacher Education Candidates?

    Mary Lynne Davis, Christopher Locklear, Joy Stapleton & Sarah Williams, East Carolina University, United States

    The growing nationwide teacher shortage and the disparity between the number of candidates prepared by teacher education programs and the demand for teachers have educational leaders and... More

    pp. 300-307

  18. Multi-dimensional Assessment for eLearning; Traditional and Social Assessment Models

    Thomas Downey, Embanet ULC, Canada

    End of course assessments and longitudinal tools such as ePortfolios can give us a much more complete assessment of the learner and result in a very valuable representation of what skills and... More

    p. 308

  19. Can a Master of Sciene in Agronomy Distance Education Program Impact Student Careers?

    Jesse Drew, Iowa State University, United States

    The purpose of this research study was to examine whether the Master of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University has had an impact on students’ career mobility and... More

    p. 309

  20. Assessing Two Techniques For Evaluating E-Collaboration Sessions

    Donald Egolf, University of Pittsburgh, United States

    In this paper, two classic techniques for evaluating group and team discussions were presented and assessed for their potential to evaluate e-collaboration sessions. The two techniques were Bales’ ... More

    pp. 310-315