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E-Learn 2006--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

October 2006

Editors

Thomas Reeves; Shirley Yamashita

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Number of papers: 539

  1. An online community to support doctoral research

    William Sadera & Paul Jones, Towson University, United States

    The creation of new doctoral programming at Towson University's College of Education highlighted the need to strengthen the research community at both the students and faculty levels. One of... More

    p. 885

  2. A generic environment for online game creation for health prevention: design and implementation

    Louise Sauvé, Télé-université / SAVIE, Canada; Cantin Fernand, Centre Médical des Carrières, Canada; Delage Martin, Clinique médicale Saint-Augustin, Canada

    Based on the generic game shell concept, a researchers team of SAGE - SAVIE develop an environment for online games conception that offers a flexible, simple and easily adaptable structure. With... More

    pp. 886-891

  3. SAMI-Perseverance : early experiences of using a multi-media environment in support of post-secondary student perseverance

    Louise Sauvé, Télé-université / SAVIE, Canada; Debeurme Godelieve, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada; Wright Alan, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Campus de Lévis, Canada; Fournier Jobanne, Centre of Expertise and Lifelong Learning Research (SAVIE), Canada

    Universities are increasingly challenged by the problem of students abandoning their studies at the undergraduate and the graduate levels. Research shows that students abandon their studies... More

    pp. 892-897

  4. Asynchronous Streaming Video from the Classroom to the Remote Student’s Desktop: Preliminary Results of a Distance Education Project

    Stacey Sawa, University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu, United States

    With the advent of the Internet, distance learning programs have grown dramatically. This growth has raised questions about the quality of online instruction. This study was conducted in an effort ... More

    pp. 898-903

  5. Mentoring adult learners in a distance learning environment: the Western Governors University Model.

    Stan Schmidt & Heather Small, Western Governors University, United States

    Adult learners face numerous challenges that include changing definitions, overcoming circumstances, relearning, and motivation. Addressing these challenges in a timely and personal way is... More

    pp. 904-905

  6. The Use of Mobile Devices for Learning and Communication in Rural Communities

    Cathie Sherwood, Central Queensland University, Australia

    This paper outlines the first phase in an investigation into the use of mobile devices for learning and their potential for expanding the opportunities for online education and training in rural... More

    pp. 906-909

  7. Faculty Collaboration Issues in the Internet-based Intercultural Language Learning and Teaching Projects

    Yu-Chih Doris Shih, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

    The purpose of this study is to identify the issues related to the faculty-coordinators and school administrators that contribute to successful and unsuccessful telecommunications projects. In an... More

    pp. 910-916

  8. Exploring Best Practices: Taking Your "Innovative Teaching" Temperature

    Kathy Siedlaczek & Valia Spiliotopoulos, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada

    Innovation in teaching takes a spirit of exploration, time, and support. At the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, faculty have been engaging in projects as part of the... More

    p. 917

  9. Using E-learning method to promote health knowledge and to improve the teaching of health education

    Kristiina Simojoki, University of Oulu, Finland; Leena Leskinen, University of Kuopio, Finland; Pia Pajari, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    In Finland health education became an obligatory subject in basic education and in upper secondary and vocational upper secondary school education step by step in 2003-2006. A national forum was... More

    pp. 918-921

  10. Factors Which Predict Compliance with Accessibility Guidelines for Disabled Users By Higher Education Institutions

    Elizabeth C. Smith, Mary Nell McNeese, Lin Harper & Sherry Finneran, University of Southern Mississippi, United States

    This study investigated whether the instructional delivery modes primarily, and the institutional barriers to starting and expanding distance education offerings secondarily, could statistically... More

    pp. 922-929

  11. ACCESS to Summer School Courses through Videoconference and Online Instruction

    Brooks Steele, University of South Alabama, United States

    Abstract: After using online only and blended videoconference courses during the fall and spring terms, this remote rural school expanded its curriculum to include summer school opportunities for ... More

    pp. 930-932

  12. Blogs: Different Uses of New Technology in Both Traditional and Online Classes

    Jeffrey V. Stewart, III, Macon State College, United States

    Web logs, better known as BLOGS, are currently used in traditional and online classrooms by both students and faculty members. In many college courses today, time constraints prohibit students... More

    pp. 933-936

  13. Knowledge Elicitation for Technological Expertise Development: Apply Cognitive Task Analysis in Streaming Video e-Learning of Technology

    Lin Sun, New York University, United States

    Asynchronous online learning of computer technology should facilitate the development of expertise in problem-solving activities like digital graphic design. But the tacitness and fluidness of... More

    pp. 937-942

  14. Two-Triangular Change: Redesign of Biology 100 at BYU

    Richard Swan, Stephanie Burdett, Samuel Smith & Brigham Dye, Brigham Young University, United States

    In general, faculty believe in active learning modes, and promoting higher-order thinking. In many cases, they believe that they are already trying to accomplish both goals, but in reality the... More

    pp. 943-948

  15. Expansion of Learning Community Using Mobile Phones

    Makiko Takenaka, Centre for Research in Education and Human Development, Oita University, Japan; Shigenori Inagaki, Faculty of Human Development, Kobe University, Japan; Hideko Kuroda, Sumiyoshi Elementary School Attached to Faculty of Human Development, Kobe University, Japan; Masahiko Ohkubo, Faculty of Human Development, Kobe University, Japan; Akiko Deguchi, Graduate School of Cultural Studies and Human Science, Kobe University, Japan

    We developed a field study support system using mobile phones and introduced this system into classroom activities. In these experimental classes, one of the most significant comments, deserving of... More

    pp. 943-942

  16. Learning Know-How through a Method using Technologies of Information and Communication and Project-Based Learning : the MAETIC Project

    Bénédicte Talon, LIL - ULCO, France; Dominique Leclet, SASO and LARIA - UPJV, France; Céline Quénu-Joiron, SASO and LARIA- UPJV, France

    The following communication treats training of professional practices. Among the ways of teaching, we wish to formalize a method of training to "know-how", based on a collaborative project pedagogy... More

    pp. 949-955

  17. A study on the collaborative learning using cellular phones at the elementary schools

    Kumi Tashiro, Miyagi Univ. Japan, Japan

    This study has considered using a cellular phone for the education of a school based on an actual proof experiment. The cellular phone is small and light, which is good size to children's hand to... More

    pp. 956-958

  18. The Current Development of Blended Learning in Workplace Learning in Taiwan

    Ya-Ting Teng, Department of Human Resource Education, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States; Curtis J. Bonk, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Indiana University Bloomington, United States; Kyong-Jee Kim, Portland State University, United States

    The purpose of this study is to explore the current status of blended learning in Taiwan and to probe into the benefits and obstacles of utilizing blended learning. 112 participants who work in... More

    pp. 959-964

  19. The Effects of Organizational Factors on Blended Learning

    Ya-Ting Teng, Department of Human Resource Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

    This paper is based on a strategic view for human resource development to discuss practices of blended learning. The purposes of this study are to explore how organizational factors shape blended... More

    pp. 965-970

  20. Teaching Culinary studies, using multimedia, mobile technology and WebCT to learners from geographically dispersed campuses

    Marian Theron, Tshwane university of Technology, South Africa

    During 2005, the subjects Culinary studies I: Theory and Practical have been redesigned using various technologies such as videos, PDA's and different tools in WebCT to complement traditional... More

    pp. 971-978