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World Conference on E-Learning

Oct 27, 2014

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Theo Bastiaens

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Number of papers: 321

  1. Facilitating Collaboration When Teaching in a Multi-User Virtual Environment

    Barbara Ludlow & Melissa Hartley, West Virginia University, United States

    Second Life® (SL) is a Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) that can be utilized as an educational platform in online distance education programs. This paper outlines strategies for facilitating... More

    pp. 1226-1231

  2. Designing with Students: A Participatory Approach to Creating Know Your History: An Interactive History Textbook

    Naja Mack, University of Florida, United States; Phillip Hall, Clemson University, United States; Christina Gardner-McCune, University of Florida, United States; Larry Hodges, Clemson University, United States; Juan Gilbert, University of Florida, United States

    Know Your History is a prototype design that is a hybrid of a conversational agent, an intelligent tutoring system, and an electronic textbook. The goal of Know Your History is to effectively... More

    pp. 1232-1242

  3. Guiding staff at higher education institutions towards teaching online. A case of pedagogy before online technology

    Antonia Makina, University of South Africa, South Africa

    There is growing evidence that well designed on-line delivery regardless of the media used can improve retention, expand the scope and resources available in learning situations and increase the... More

    pp. 1243-1245

  4. Adoption of Social Media in Education: A Cross-cultural Study

    Pekka Makkonen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland; Kerstin Siakas, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece; Elli Georgiadou, Middlesex University, United Kingdom; Errikos Siakas, Ministry of Education, Greece

    Social media in education has the potential to enable new pedagogic student-centered ways by their bottom-up approach for supporting knowledge activities that harness collective intelligence unlike... More

    pp. 1246-1251

  5. Virtual Computing Environments for Instruction in Higher Education: A Show Case of Successful Implementations and Uses

    David Malan, Harvard University, United States; Beverly Magda, Georgetown University, United States; Timur Mirzoev, Georgia Southern University, United States; Michael DiPetrillo, VMware Academic Programs, United States; John Buerck, Saint Louis University, United States

    E-learning has become an essential component in University and Industry education. To support E-learning, infrastructure is needed to host virtual computing environments to meet the needs of... More

    pp. 1252-1255

  6. Bringing Procedural Knowledge Instruction to Life Through Scenario-Based Online Lessons

    Beth Marcellas, Dina Kurzweil, Justin Woodson, Jennifer Chuba, Clint Hospodar & Spencer Heggers, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States

    Using checklists and standing operating procedures (SOPs) can help increase efficiency and effectiveness in a wide variety of fields, such as medicine, aviation, and manufacturing. However, in... More

    p. 1263

  7. Beyond the Glow: Children’s Broadband Access, Digital Learning Initiatives, and Academic Achievement in Rural Florida

    Marcia Mardis, Florida State University, United States

    To date, little work has been done to determine the degree to which children have continuous access to broadband. This paper presents secondary analyses of Census, FCC, student achievement, and... More

    pp. 1264-1276

  8. Social Presence in Student International Collaboration Projects

    Kathleen Marino & Janice Warner, Georgian Court University, United States

    Georgian Court University in Lakewood New Jersey has recently constructed an International Collaboration Center with the intent of reaching and connecting learners in other geographical locations... More

    pp. 1277-1284

  9. Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Usage of Interactive Whiteboards: Three Digital Ways to Use this Instructional Tool

    Anne Marie S. Marshall, Berry College, United States

    Abstract: This paper reports on how eight experienced secondary mathematics teachers used interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to elicit student thinking. Classroom observations involved whole-class... More

    pp. 1285-1292

  10. Conceptualized Framework for Media Richness and Social Presence in an E-learning environment

    Fezile Matsebula, University of South Africa, South Africa; Raymond Kekwaletswe, Wits University, South Africa

    Many institutions of higher education are leveraging on new technologies to achieve competitive advantage. WebCT is one of the e-Learning systems adopted in South African universities, yet how it... More

    pp. 1293-1300

  11. Identify, Reflect, and Guide: The importance of Video and Faculty Mentoring for Teacher Preparation.

    Ruqqayya Maudoodi & Abel Kalum, University of Houston, United States; Kelly Brown, Prairie View University, United States

    Analyzing video of teaching provides important opportunities for teacher candidates to identify, reflect, and make improvements in their own practice. Additional activities like reviewing specific ... More

    pp. 1301-1307

  12. Embracing Digital Writing in Today's K-12 Classrooms

    Suzanne McKee-Waddell & Katie Tonore, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States

    Abstract: Blogs, Wiki’s, Social Media and the Internet has changed writing. People are writing more today than ever before. More people are self-published than ever before. Letters are not written... More

    pp. 1308-1311

  13. Connecting with the Caribbean

    Sueanne McKinney & Linda Irwin-Devitis, Old Dominion University, United States; Brenda Scanelli, Old Dominion University Alumni, United States; Sharon Thomas, Retired Teacher, United States; Andrew Casiello & Heather Huling, Old Dominion University, United States

    Teaching and learning mathematics can be a universal language. Our session will focus on the collaborative efforts of Old Dominion University and the Caribbean schools on the islands of St. Kitts, ... More

    pp. 1312-1315

  14. An International E-Learning Strategy: A Collaboratively-Developed Baccalaureate Degree in Computer Information Systems

    Fairouz Medjahed, Taieb Gasmi, Paul Vita, Patrice Burns, Matt Grawitch, LaShone Gibson, Srikanth Mudigonda & John Buerck, Saint Louis University, Spain

    Saint Louis University (SLU) stretches across two campuses: one located in Madrid, Spain, and the other in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Madrid... More

    pp. 1316-1319

  15. Blending learning tools for reinforced concrete design

    Glaucia Mello, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Jose Marcio Calixto & Elizabeth Maia, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    This study presents an analysis of the influence of ConcWeb online virtual environment on the learning process for reinforced concrete design. To access this influence, data was collected and a... More

    pp. 1320-1329

  16. Towards the Formative Accompaniment in E-Learning: Conception of a Social Mechanism Between the Educational Contexts LMS and PLE.

    Ivanildo José de Melo Filho, IFPE - Federal Institute of Pernambuco - Belo Jardim Campus // UFPE - Informatics Centre, Brazil; Rosângela Saraiva Carvalho, UFPE - Informatics Centre, Brazil; Enio Luiz Costa Tavares, IF-Sertão Pernambucano - Ouricuri Campus, Brazil; Alex Sandro Gomes, UFPE - Informatics Centre, Brazil

    This work aims to present the conception of a “social mechanism” which allows to integrate the educational contexts: Learning Management Systems (LMS) and the Personal Learning Environments (PLE)... More

    pp. 1330-1339

  17. Value Creation Stories in a Community of Practice: Assessing Value in an Online Masters Program

    Michael Menchaca, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States; John Cowan, Northern Illinois University, United States

    This paper reports value creation stories from an assessment of ten years in the life of an online masters program. The program is a hybrid educational technology masters program delivered 20% face... More

    pp. 1340-1349

  18. An Online Course Enhancement Process that Works

    Linda Merillat, Washburn University, United States; David Hofmeister, Friends University, United States; Monica Scheibmeir & Jeanne Catanzaro, Washburn University, United States

    The best courses evolve over time, and it can take years for an instructor to build the necessary skills to teach online. The online experience for students can vary widely, and courses often... More

    pp. 1350-1355

  19. 21st Century Preparedness for Student Success: Creation and Validation of a New Assessment

    Melissa Miszkiewicz, SUNY College at Buffalo, United States; Christine Kroll, SUNY Buffalo, United States

    The researchers will present the creation and validation of a new assessment for student readiness: the 21st Century Preparedness for Student Success (Prep-21). Over 600 students have completed the... More

    pp. 1356-1363

  20. Sound flipping: How audio-only flipped learning experiences can improve out-of-class learning.

    Mathew Mitchell, University of San Francisco, United States

    This presentation looks at the benefits of using audio-only presentations when creating out-of-class learning materials for a flipped learning environment. Most faculty are so accustomed to... More

    pp. 1364-1367