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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. A Role-Playing Detective Game Supporting Paired Collaborative Argumentation for Elementary School Students

    Chiung-Hui Chiu & Shiau-Huei Huang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    This article presents a networked role-playing detective game for elementary school students as part of a three-year long research project created to support online collaborative argumentation... More

    pp. 404-408

  2. Critical Thinking in Online Discussion Forums: A Case Study

    Suguna Chundur, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, United States

    With the great advances made in internet and communication technologies there has been a proliferation of online courses and online programs that are in demand with students. In this context, a... More

    pp. 409-415

  3. Online Discussion Forums and Their Connection to Student Learning Outcomes

    Lisa Clark, University of Northwestern Ohio, United States

    This presentation will share the findings of a recent dissertation study. This study investigated the use of discussion forums in online courses and their relationship to teaching and learning... More

    pp. 416-420

  4. Collaboration in Virtual Environments: a study of interactions in a social network

    Clara Coutinho & Eliana Lisboa, University of Minho, Portugal

    This article describes a study that aims to understand the collaboration processes in a discussion forum of a social network created for the professional development of Portuguese speaking teachers... More

    pp. 421-428

  5. The Connection Between Distance Learning and Retaining Minority Students

    Heather Cowherd, Doctoral Student, University of Kentucky, United States

    When determining student retention strategies, U.S. higher education administrators tend to focus more on the minority student population due to the fact that certain underrepresented ethnic groups... More

    pp. 429-434

  6. An Authentic Assessment Method for Demonstrating Competency Domains in a Learning and Leadership Doctoral Program

    Elizabeth Crawford & David Rausch, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, United States

    Through this presentation, we will share how a doctoral program combines the best of a theory based program and an applied program. Participants work within their professional practice environment ... More

    pp. 435-440

  7. From North to South: An Examination of a Finnish Online Teacher Development Program Implemented in Brazil.

    Mark Curcher, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Esther Carvalho, Colégio Rio Branco - Sao Paulo Rotarian's Foundation, Brazil

    In the last decade Finland’s education system has attracted attention due to its results in international testing and evaluation. One area of particular interest is Finnish teacher education and... More

    pp. 441-447

  8. Educational Objectives for Promoting Computational Thinking in E-Learning

    Betul Czerkawski, University of Arizona, United States

    The purpose of instructional design is to create experiences that maximize student learning. Instructional designers for online learning begin instructional design process with defining educational... More

    pp. 448-453

  9. SOOC: A New Model for Online Professional Learning Communities Focus: Universal Design for Learning

    Elizabeth Dalton, Director, Development and Research, TechACCESS of RI, United States; Kendra Grant, Chief Education Officer, Sublime Learning; U. of British Columbia, United States; Luis Perez, Inclusive Learning Consultant; Apple Distinguished Educator, United States

    The use of online tools in facilitating the professional learning of teachers has increased greatly, due, in part, to the recent rise of MOOCs in education. Researchers identify benefits, problems... More

    pp. 454-462

  10. Reflection of Human Patient Simulation in Nursing Education

    Donna Darcy, New York Institute of Technology, United States

    This paper is a reflection on the innovative use of high fidelity human simulators to mimic a one-day clinical experience of undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students at a suburban private... More

    pp. 463-468

  11. A study on an e-learning curriculum in teacher training education: considering a different strategy.

    Joop de Vries, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

    This paper is an interim report of ongoing study that is being conducted on a Dutch graduate teacher training institute that implemented a renewed e-learning program. Accompanying research is... More

    pp. 469-475

  12. A Review of the Critical Literature on Open Educational Resources

    Matthew Dearmon, Elite Continuing Education University, United States

    The open education movement holds great promise for the future of computing in education, but there has been a dearth of works critically examining the composure, context, application, and... More

    pp. 476-481

  13. Using Online Applets to Improve Students’ Mathematical Reasoning

    Mustafa Demir & Rico Reaser, University of Detroit Mercy, United States

    This study examined the effects of using Online Math Applets (OMAs) on middle school students’ solutions of the mathematical problems requiring different levels of mathematical reasoning. Through... More

    pp. 482-487

  14. Assessing Employee Satisfaction of the Electronic Training Program of the Gulf Cooperation Council's Countries

    Kanchan Deosthali, University of Mary Washington, United States; Mohammed Gharawi, Institute of Public Administration, Saudi Arabia; Devendra Potnis, University of Tennessee, United States

    Organizations globally spend approximately $297 billion on a wide range of employee training programs (ASTD, 2012). Trainee reactions play a significant role in determining the effectiveness of... More

    pp. 488-497

  15. Effect of Interacting with Simulation and Modeling with Spreadsheet on High School Students’ Ability to Solve Problems in Projectile motion

    Deepa Deshpande, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States

    This paper reports the findings of a study that examined the effect of using an integrated pedagogic approach of supporting both internal and external representational capabilities of learners... More

    pp. 498-504

  16. Ten Principles for Effective Tinkering

    Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada

    Traditional methodologies for learning design have focused on a structured, engineered process. This may be helpful when working in teams and aiming for a finished product such as a learning object... More

    pp. 505-513

  17. Adobe Captivate as a Tool to Create eLearning Scenarios

    Matthew Duvall, Drexel University, United States

    This paper examines the appropriateness of Adobe Captivate 7.0 for creating eLearning scenarios to enhance online education. As part of a larger design-based research project focused on empowering ... More

    pp. 514-517

  18. Starting from Scratch: A Systems Model for Successful Assignments in Online Learning

    Jamie Edwards, Indiana State University, United States

    This paper addresses an observation of pedagogy in assignment design for online learning by incorporating backwards design methods and promoting elements of best practice in the design of... More

    pp. 518-523

  19. A Study of the Effectiveness of an e-Learning Application on Student Learning in Higher Education Calculus I Courses

    Scott Elliot, SEG Measurement, United States; Gerry Bogatz, MarketingWorks, United States; Cathy Mikulas, SEG Measurement, United States

    The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of Enhanced WebAssign® (EWA) use on student learning in Calculus I courses. This study investigated the following question: Do students in... More

    pp. 524-529

  20. Lessons Learned from 5 years of SNOWBALLS: Involving Students in the Creation of an E-Learning System and Its Content

    Jorg Onno Entzinger & Kumiko Morimura, The University of Tokyo, Japan

    In the winter of 2009, we started the development of our SNOWBALLS e-learning system, to help Japanese students learn technical English vocabulary, to help international students in their academic ... More

    pp. 537-542