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

Nov 17, 2008

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Curtis J. Bonk; Mimi Miyoung Lee; Tom Reynolds

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Number of papers: 689

  1. A Trip to Australia: Objectives, Design and Students’ Perceptions of a Role-Play Simulation in an English as a Foreign Language Learning Setting

    Juan Coll-Garcia, Universitat Jaume I, Spain; Albert Ip, Fablusi P/L, Australia

    This paper reports some of the results of a small-scale empirical study conducted with a sample of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students at the Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain. It... More

    pp. 678-683

  2. ICT In Higher Education in South Africa: Possibilities and Limits

    Michael Cross, School of Education, South Africa

    With the introduction of ICT, South African higher education has seen significant changes in form and content of the relationship between technology, academic practice and learning. A careful... More

    pp. 684-712

  3. It’s the Questions that Drive Them: Engaging College Learners in On-line Psychology Courses

    Kathleen Crowley, The College of St. Rose, United States

    Getting students to participate fully in online discussions is a challenge that professors must meet in order to maximize opportunities for web-based student learning. While it is clear that online... More

    pp. 713-718

  4. Secrets for Working with Online Groups

    Jaami Dawan, Darrylinn Todd & Marcia Turner, Center for Distance Learning (CDL), Kennedy-King College, City Colleges of Chicago, United States

    The discussion that follows describes the experiences the presenters had with two sections of an online social science course offered at a community college. Students in this course thought it was ... More

    pp. 719-725

  5. Strategy for progressing from in-house training into e-learning using Activity Theory at a South African university

    Johnson Dehinbo, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    This study applies the basics of Activity Theory to the situation of in-house training in Information Technology services at a higher education institution. It examines how we can scientifically... More

    pp. 726-733

  6. Designing a Weather Alert Radio System: A Usability Study

    Yasemin Demiraslan, Alan Vetter & Clair Franzen, Iowa State University, United States

    This study aims at designing a Weather Alert Radio integrated into a vehicle sound system. Multiple strategies were used to collect data including Demographic Information Questionnaire,... More

    pp. 734-736

  7. Online Field Practicum in Graduate Education Program for Teaching Learning & Behavior Disorders

    Melody Deprez, Georgetown College, United States; Anita Jones, Georgetown, United States

    The field practicum course is crucial in introducing teacher candidates to the real- life aspect of their desired teaching profession. After an array of courses, the practicum ultimately translates... More

    p. 737

  8. 3D Worlds to Learn and Play: 6 Years of Projects with an Engaging, Pedagogically Effective, and Versatile Educational Format

    Nicoletta Di Blas & Paolo Paolini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Caterina Poggi, University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States; Aldo Torrebruno, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    This paper describes the evolution of the format for educational experiences based on 3D collaborative worlds developed by the Hypermedia Open Center of Politecnico di Milano. Evaluation data... More

    pp. 738-745

  9. Evolution of the use of Moodle in Argentina, adding Web2.0 features

    Francisco Díaz, Facultad de Informatica - Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina; Maria Osorio & Ana Amadeo, Facultad de Informatica - Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

    The LMS are extensibly used in Argentina for aiding in the teaching process.The need to involve more actively the students has promoted the trend to include Web 2.0 features. The paper describes... More

    pp. 746-751

  10. Driving Adoption of New Programs Through Proper Design Strategies

    Matthew Dirks, IBM, United States

    In many corporations, end users are asked to adopt new tools all the time. This presentation will address several strategies for driving adoption of tools and processes throughout an organization.... More

    pp. 752-756

  11. Simulteaching: Going Beyond Traditional Synchronous Learning

    Vic Divecha, School of Public Health Informatics & Computing Services, United States

    The demise of many highly visible distance learning initiatives (Harcourt Higher Education, Virtual Temple, NYU Online, etc.) at the beginning of the decade curtailed appetites for grand projects... More

    pp. 757-761

  12. Students’ interaction in on-line courses

    Maria del Rocio Dominguez Gaona & Myriam Romero Monteverde, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico

    E-learning has become a learning strategy at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in México. Courses are being delivered through the web using Blackboard Academic Suite. In these courses... More

    pp. 762-766

  13. Acceptance in Development of eLearning is not sufficient, we need champions

    Thomas Downey, Embanet ULC, Canada

    When establishing or growing an eLearning program at an institution one of the biggest challenges is to engage faculty in the design and development phase of eLearning. Developing a strategy that... More

    p. 767

  14. Can Microblogs and Weblogs change traditional scientific writing?

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

    The lecture “Social Aspects of Information Technology” has a long tradition by using new didactical scenarios as well as modern e-Learning technologies. After using a blogosphere one year ago, this... More

    pp. 768-776

  15. Mobile Information Access in Higher Education

    Martin Ebner, Nicolai Scerbakov, Christian Stickel & Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    This paper describes the implementation and integration of a m-Learning interface into the existing University-wide e-Learning System. Thereby existing content and information from the e-learning... More

    pp. 777-782

  16. Protecting our Own: Using Blended Learning Strategies to Push Training Out for Public Health Preparedness and Disaster Response Efforts

    Cheryl Engle, The Ohio State University, Office of Workforce Development, United States

    This study examines effective blended learning strategies used for training the public health preparedness and disaster readiness workforce. Summative evaluation results from three program... More

    pp. 783-788

  17. Enhancing the Class Curriculum with Virtual World Use Cases for Production and Logistics

    Annekatrin Erlenkötter, Claas-Michael Kühnle, Huey-Ru Miu, Franziska Sommer & Torsten Reiners, University of Hamburg, Germany

    In this contribution, we describe the usage of virtual worlds to spice up classes in the field of productions and logistics at the University of Hamburg. In general, the lectures are presented... More

    pp. 789-798

  18. Case Study: Crossing the SecondLife-RealLife Divide

    Kevin Feenan, Rockcliffe University Consortium, United States

    Rockcliffe University Consortium (RUC) is an online non-profit organization dedicated to the development of knowledge emergence, organizational design, and leadership and technical studies based on... More

    pp. 799-803

  19. Display Results of Self-Study Test as an Image

    Alexander Feinstein, Berkeley College, United States

    Paper describes application that allows present results of multiple-choice test or quiz as a process of creating image on the screen piece-by-piece. Application is written in Visual Basic. Randomly... More

    pp. 804-807

  20. E-learning Enabled Entrepreneurship: A Unique Technology-enhanced Project-based, Mentoring Approach

    Monica Gallant & Pamela Hawkswell, Dubai Women's College, United Arab Emirates

    How do we develop critical thinking, decision-making and business skills in students who have experienced very limited exposure to the real business world? This was the dilemma faced by teachers at... More

    pp. 808-814