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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. Best Practices for Teaching Blended (or Hybrid) Courses

    Ryan Baltrip, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, United States

    Over a year ago, our Online Learning department began offering our core curriculum via hybrid courses. We had over 700 students take hybrid courses in our first year, and we wanted to hear from... More

    p. 139

  2. Transforming Your Traditional Classroom into an Online Success Story

    Jimmy Barnes & Kelly Paynter, Jacksonville State University, United States

    It is no secret that moving your instruction online presents a multitude of challenges but these challenges can be managed successfully if proper planning techniques are applied in the conversion... More

    pp. 140-144

  3. Managing e-Learning Content Development Risks

    Lúcia Blondet Baruque, Fundação CECIERJ / Consórcio CEDERJ, Brazil; André Luiz Brazil, UFF - Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

    e-learning has been experiencing unprecedented growth worldwide and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, since it is considered a critical tool for the academic and corporate... More

    pp. 145-152

  4. Learning Management Systems – The Current Picture

    Carl Beckford & Ezra Mugisa, University of the West Indies, Jamaica

    Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are used worldwide by Higher Education Institutions to assist with efficiency in course delivery and management. The paper reviews the most recent releases of... More

    pp. 153-163

  5. Business Model for MOOCs: a Perspective of Reusability

    Emmanuelle Bernardin, Audencia nantes, France

    Since the first MOOC opened in 2008, more and more higher institutions have been developing their own courses. However, costs development can be high, and, if some large universities can afford... More

    pp. 164-170

  6. Didactical Use of Dialogues in Modern Authentic E-Learning Scenarios – Creating Dialogues in a Dialogue-Driven Learning Approach

    Marc Beutner, University Paderborn, Germany; Rasmus Pechuel, Ingenious Knowledge GmbH, Germany

    This paper introduces a systematic approach of creating authenticity in learning scenarios by using characters and their dialogues. The authors designed an approach to analyze and create dialogue... More

    pp. 171-177

  7. Innovative Approaches to Learning with Graphic Novels – Insights into the Project AGnovel (Advanced interactive Graphic Novels)

    Marc Beutner, University Paderborn, Germany; Rasmus Pechuel, Ingenious Knowledge GmbH, Germany

    This paper provides the findings of a study conducted in the project AGnovel- advanced interactive graphic novels. After a clarification of use of graphic novels in educational context and... More

    pp. 178-187

  8. Modern Ways of Learning with educational Apps

    Marc Beutner, University Paderborn, Germany; Rasmus Pechuel, Ingenious Knowledge GmbH, Germany

    This paper provides the findings of a comparative study conducted in the field of educational apps. The authors designed several of their own apps for mobile devices which focus on different... More

    pp. 188-196

  9. Support, Supervision, Feedback and Lecturer's Role in the use of the Classroom Response Systems PINGO

    Marc Beutner, Chair of Business and Human Resources Education II, University of Paderborn, Germany; Dennis Kundisch, Chair of Information Management & E-Finance, University of Paderborn, Germany; Johannes Magenheim, Department of Computer Science Computer Science Education Group, University of Paderborn, Germany; Andrea Zoyke, Chair of Business and Human Resources Education I, University of Paderborn, Germany

    This paper provides the findings of a study conducted in the field of classroom-response-systems. The authors designed a web-based classroom-responsesystem called PINGO, which uses mobile devices... More

    pp. 197-204

  10. Designing a Consistent, Relevant, and Flexible Online Learning Experience for Adult Learners

    Jacqueline Beverly, Jacqueline Pica, Dr. John Hope & Thomas Heitman, Columbia Southern Education Group, United States

    Columbia Southern University (CSU) is a 100% online, accredited, for-profit institution offering degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. CSU has approximately 31,000 students with... More

    pp. 205-208

  11. Learn Anywhere – webcasting and flipping instruction

    Diana Bidulescu, Houston ISD, United States

    Due to ever-growing Internet accessibility we are able to learn literally everywhere we can go. The requirement is that we find the appropriate and relevant content that addresses our learning... More

    pp. 209-211

  12. Integrating Moodle with a Postgres-XC cluster database providing high availability and high performance at a low cost

    Afonso Bione & Rodrigo de Souza, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil

    We study an integration of Moodle, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with the distributed database system Postgres-XC, aiming at the construction of a pool of computers connected in parallel to... More

    pp. 212-217

  13. Preventing a Zombie Pandemic - Working with Nursing Faculty to Create Motivating Online Content

    Catherine LIng, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), United States; Dina Kurzweil, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States; Brandon Henry, Koa Beam, Beth Marcellas & Doug Onufro, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), United States

    This presentation describes the successful process of faculty support team members (instructional designers, developers, artists, etc) and faculty working together to provide nursing students with... More

    pp. 217-222

  14. Gamification of Quantum Mechanics Teaching

    Ole Eggers Bjælde, Mads Kock Pedersen & Jacob Sherson, Aarhus University, Denmark

    In this small scale study we demonstrate how a gamified teaching setup can be used effectively to support student learning in a quantum mechanics course. The quantum mechanics games were research... More

    pp. 218-222

  15. Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere: New Media and Virtual Tools Offer Constructivist Learning in Online Music Education

    Alana Blackburn & Naomi McGrath, University of New England, Australia

    The innovation of new forms of media brings a greater diversity of choices to music educators and students, while at the same time, the integration of new media with existing ‘traditional’ forms... More

    pp. 223-226

  16. Perceptions of School Children of Using Social Media for Learning

    Robert Blair, Web Science Doctoral Training Centre, United Kingdom; David Millard, School of Electronic and Computing Science, United Kingdom; John Woollard, Southampton Education School, United Kingdom

    Abstract: Social media is lauded as a powerful tool for informal learning, and a tool of choice for teenagers. This paper reports on the findings of a survey of 384 secondary school pupils in the... More

    pp. 227-237

  17. MOOCs and Open Education around the World: Recapping the Past Year, Mapping the Road Ahead

    Curt Bonk, Indiana University, United States; Mimi Miyoung Lee, University of Houston, United States; Thomas Reeves, University of Georgia, United States; Thomas Reynolds, National University, United States

    This panel is a follow-up to the full day preconference symposium on MOOCs and Open Education around the World from E-learn 2013 attended by over 100 individuals. Since that time, more than a dozen... More

    pp. 238-241

  18. Learner Perceptions on the Use of Mobile Learning Strategies and Devices for Team e-portfolio Content Creation

    Devshikha Bose & Krishna Pakala, Boise State University, United States

    This study intended to determine student perceptions on the efficacy of using mobile learning strategies and devices to create electronic content for inclusion in an engineering team/group e... More

    pp. 242-251

  19. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Interactive Tools and Elementary and Middle School Websites in Mississippi

    Jessica Bounds, Center for Undergraduate Research - University of Southern Mississippi, United States

    This paper reports initial findings for an in-progress study using qualitative textual analysis and website assessment instruments to evaluate a variety of elementary and middle school websites.... More

    pp. 252-256

  20. Understanding MOOCs: Emerging Trends and Future Possibilities

    Jamie Brandon & Crystal Machado, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that enroll thousands of students across the globe are being viewed by some as a threat and others as a way to solve critical issues in higher education. This... More

    pp. 257-261