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ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 22, 2009


George Siemens; Catherine Fulford

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This conference has 18 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 657

  1. What is in Your Toolbox? Designing eLearning Activities to Support Course Objectives

    Gail Smith & Dawn Clineman, University of Cincinnati, United States

    Online education created the opportunity for adults to meet their educational goals, but how does an instructor ensure that they are providing tools that stimulate all learning styles and meet the ... More

    pp. 2-11

  2. Keeping Pace with the Changing Global Scenario: Learning in the Workplace

    Pithamber Polsani, Nokia Siemens Networks Academy, India; Shannon Novak, Massey University, New Zealand; Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University, Canada & Massey University, New Zealand

    The Academic discourse on education in general and technology and learning in particular tends to focus almost exclusively on academic/university education. The purpose of this paper is... More

    p. 12

  3. Learning Across the Asia Pacific Region– Student experience of video-conferencing and online learning

    Christina Higa, University of Hawaii, United States; Brendan Barrett PhD, United Nations University, Japan; Robert A. Ellis PhD, University of Sydney, Australia

    Increasingly cross-border collaboration in the implementation of educational programmes is being recognized as an important strategy to ensure quality educational opportunities. Such regional... More

    pp. 13-16

  4. Education for IT Professionals in Professional Schools and Master's Programs: A Comparative Case Study in Japan

    Haruko Ishihara, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan

    In Japan, there is a shortage of information technology (IT) workers, especially young and highly skilled IT professionals. Moreover, in-service training and on-the-job training for new employees... More

    pp. 17-21

  5. Development of teaching materials for information ethics covering the positive and negative aspects of mobile phones

    Kazuhiko Ishihara, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Japan; Tatsuya Horita, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan; Yoshimasa Sugimoto, Intec System Institute, Inc., Japan; Hiroshi Nasu, Rika Fujiwara, Tomoko Wada & Emi Sueyoshi, NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Japan

    As informatization grows throughout the country, the percentage of school children with ‘K-tai’ (mobile phones) in Japan is rising. This rise has led to children causing considerable problems.... More

    pp. 22-31

  6. Toward a Secure Campus Wide Classroom in China: EFL - ESL, Serious Games and Learning Technologies Adoption - Total Innovation?

    Roderick R. Klein, Paris 8 University, France; Sanxing Cao, Communication University of China, China; Rafik Letaief, University of Sousse, Tunisia; Giancarlo Ercoli, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy; Clint Rogers, University of Joensuu, Finland; Yanping Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Jin Chen, Zhejiang University, China

    Middle and High schools together with Colleges and Universities get increasingly involved with international programs to prepare Chinese students for foreign Universities. The context of a private ... More

    pp. 32-41

  7. The Outcomes of the Workshop on ICT with Learner Centered Approach in Palestinian Schools in Syria

    Takayuki Konno & Makiko Kishi, Graduate School of Informatics, Kansai University, Japan; Yasuko Minoura, Forum for i-Learning Creation, Japan; Kenichi Kubota, Faculty of Informatics, Kansai University, Japan

    This paper is generally concerned with the outcomes of the workshop conducted under the project program with the cooperation of Kansai University, Japan and United Nation Relief and Works Agency ... More

    pp. 42-46

  8. Educative proposal of web 2.0 for the encouragement of social and citizenship competence

    Sonia Lara & Concepción Naval, Universidad de Navarra, Spain

    Nowadays the web development is increasingly oriented towards social and participative uses. This tendency is generating the sense that we are going into a “second step” a new and “improved”... More

    pp. 47-52

  9. Calibration and Analysis of a Basque Language Assessment Item Bank

    Javier López-Cuadrado, Ana Jesús Armendariz, Tomás A. Pérez & José Á. Vadillo, Dept. of Computer Languages and Systems (University of the Basque Country UPV-EHU), Spain

    This case study discusses the work done to improve Hezinet, the commercial system for distance language learning whose new version is called ELSA, by adding a computerized adaptive admission test... More

    pp. 53-62

  10. A unique educational site dealing with the foods of the future

    F. Xavier Malcata, Ana M. Gomes & Manuela E. Pintado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal

    “Saber funcionais” is a dedicated site developed for the Portuguese public at large, with specific and updated information on functional foods; these are foods with a proven favourable role upon... More

    pp. 63-66

  11. Sense of Class Community in an LMS-based Blended Learning

    Terumi Miyazoe, International Christian University/Athabasca University, Japan

    This research reports an empirical study regarding the sense of class community and the relationship between face-to-face and online class spaces in a learning management system-based blended... More

    pp. 67-72

  12. The Digital Teaching Materials are Utilized for the Science Education at a Japanese Elementary School

    Masuo Murai, Kanazawa Seiryo University, Japan; Hitoshi Nakagawa, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan; Yuki Kobayashi, Kanazawa City Kosaka Elementary School, Japan; Kyoko Iwasaki, Nanao City Tokuda Elementary School, Japan; Nobuhito Matsuno, Kanazawa University, Japan; Kunio Iijima, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan

    The experiments and the observations are very important in the subject of science at elementary school. However, it is difficult for children to observe everything in an experiment. It is effective... More

    pp. 73-78

  13. Design of e-Portfolio for elementary school in Korea

    Innwoo Park, Korea University, Korea (South); Hyugil Kwon, Chungju National Teachers College, Korea (South); Miri Eom, Korea University, Korea (South); Robert Reiser, Florida State University, United States

    In Korea, based on the benefits of e-Portfolio, various researches have been accomplished in order to utilize e-Portfolio not only in elementary schools but in secondary and higher educational... More

    pp. 79-93

  14. Looking for telecentres sustainbility: the case of the Sustainable Multimedia Telecentre’s project in São Paulo

    Isabella Rega, Francesca Fanni & Lorenzo Cantoni, University of Lugano, Switzerland

    This case study concerns the evaluation of the Sustainable Multimedia Telecentre project run by Microsoft in collaboration with COMMUNITAS and the municipality of São Paulo carried out by the... More

    pp. 94-101

  15. A Study on improvement of evaluation system for Korean corporate e-learning

    Hyeon Mi Rha, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training, Korea (South)

    This study diagnoses the contents evaluation that is operated in the department of labor for managing the quality assurance of the corporate e-learning in multiple ways, analyzes the present... More

    pp. 102-107

  16. A Survey on the Current Status of IT education at the elementary schools in Korea

    YoungMin Seo, EunKyoung Lee & YoungJun Lee, Department of Computer Education Korea National University of Education, Korea (South)

    A nation’s competitiveness in the modern era depends on securing outstanding IT personnel with creative problem-solving ability. Towards this end, structured IT education should take place even... More

    pp. 108-112

  17. Survey of School Children, Parents/Guardians, and Teachers Regarding the Possession and Usage of Mobile Telephones by School Children

    Yoshimasa Sugimoto, Intec System Institute, Inc., Japan; Tatsuya Horita, Tamagawa University Research Institute, Japan; Kazuhiko Ishihara, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Japan; Toshifumi Toda, Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education, Japan; Hiroshi Nasu, Rika Fujiwara, Tomoko Wada & Emi Sueyoshi, NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Japan

    With the increase in mobile telephone possession amongst school children and the emergence of problems concerning mobile telephone use, guidance on information ethics has been stipulated in the new... More

    pp. 113-130

  18. Moodle in Action: A case study of adopting an open-source LMS

    Jonathan Adams, Anchalee Ngampornchai & Zain-Ul-Abd Khawaja, The Florida State University, United States

    This paper is a case study that outlines the activities of a funded research project and Moodle – an open-source learning management system. This case study reviews the need for open-source... More

    pp. 131-134

  19. Telecollaboration 2.0: Using Facebook for Intercultural Exchange

    Kumiko Aoki, The Open University of Japan, Japan; Mary Kimura, Osaka Gakuin University, Japan

    This paper will discuss the use of Facebook for intercultural learning in a telecollaborative project linking classes in Japan and classes overseas. There is a good amount of literature already... More

    pp. 135-144

  20. E-Learning in Social Applications

    Kamal Bijlani, Chitra Pai & Bhavani Bijlani, Amrita University, India

    Rural areas are picturesque but often have a lack of access to education and training facilities. E-Learning provides a mechanism to bridge this gap. The A-VIEW E-Learning framework provides live... More

    pp. 145-150