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E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Oct 18, 2010

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Jaime Sanchez; Ke Zhang

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Number of papers: 465

  1. The Formation of an Online Community of Practice from A Molecular Biology Workshop Series for Science Teachers

    Monica Boon, Catherine Fulford, Alex Parisky & Rachel Boulay, University of Hawaii, United States

    To attract students to careers in science, the best curriculum will not matter if highly trained and qualified teachers are not in charge of that task. A workshop series designed to train science ... More

    pp. 1584-1592

  2. Comprehensive Assessment of Student Retention in Online Learning Environments

    Wally Boston & Phil Ice, American Public University System, United States

    As the growth of online programs continues to rapidly accelerate, concern over retention is increasing. Models for understanding student persistence in the face-to-face environment are well... More

    pp. 1593-1599

  3. Self-directed Learning vs Self-regulated Learning: Twins or Just Friends?

    Pamela Bracey, University of North Texas, United States

    The rise in online education has sparked researchers’ interests in effective learning and instructional strategies of web-based training. Thus, understanding the characteristics and enhancing... More

    pp. 1600-1607

  4. Engaging Digital Natives: An Ecological Investigation

    Junia Braga, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Glenda Gunter, University of Central Florida, United States

    Drawing on the ecological perspective and on learning principles viewed as being typical for today’s digital generation, this presentation reports on research conducted with 300 students to suggest... More

    pp. 1608-1611

  5. Social Networking Teaching Tools: A Computer Supported Collaborative Interactive Learning Social Networking Environment for K-12

    Curtis Cain, Cheryl Seals & Justus Nyagwencha, Auburn University, United States

    The proposed research is to investigate and develop a collaborative educational environment as a tool to aid teachers in between grades K-12 in the STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and... More

    pp. 1612-1617

  6. Engaging Students with Free Collaboration Technologies in Higher Education

    Hasan Cakir, Gazi University, Turkey; Serçin Karatas & Mutlu Tahsin Üstündag, Gazi Üniversitesi, Turkey

    Although a number of learning management software are available in commercial or open source licenses, not all higher education faculty have technical skills to set up and operate them for teaching... More

    pp. 1618-1623

  7. Using Real Life Cases to Integrate Communication and Information Technologies in Teacher Education

    Hasan Cakir & Sami Sahin, Gazi University, Turkey

    The case study method of instruction is widely utilized method in training and education of professionals, especially in medical, law, and economics education mostly due to abundance of real world ... More

    pp. 1624-1629

  8. K-12 Cyber Schools: The school was created, the students came, the students left, why?

    Chris Carnahan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

    As online education become more prevalent, opposition to this trend most often uses the attrition rate as one of the key elements as to why this method of instructional delivery is not sound. This... More

    pp. 1630-1634

  9. A novel textbook reading environment integrated with online resource by using Anoto functionality

    Chih-Kai Chang, National University of Tainan, Taiwan; Gwo-Dong Chen, National Central University, Taiwan

    Students often search information on Internet while reading textbook. Sometimes, they use the information to comprehend glossary; sometimes, authors of the textbook indicate the Internet resource... More

    pp. 1635-1638

  10. Web-Based Formative Assessment and Students’ Learning Outcomes

    Somboon Chetchumlong, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Burapha University, Thailand, Thailand

    This quasi-experimental research aimed to examine whether web-based formative assessment (WBFA) would be a better method to promote students’ learning outcomes than conventional paper-and-pencil... More

    pp. 1639-1645

  11. Mobile Learning - Student Perspectives

    Linda Chmiliar, Athabasca University, Canada

    The use of mobile learning (m-learning) to deliver course content and/or learning activities, is a relatively new instructional design strategy, currently gaining momentum in postsecondary and... More

    pp. 1646-1651

  12. The Development of Teamwork Norms:The Roles of Task-knowledge Coordination and Team Boundary Spanning

    Huey-Wen Chou, Department of Information Management, National Central University, Taiwan; Yu-Hsun Lin, Department of Business Management, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan

    This study develops a theoretical framework to conceptualize the group dynamics of how members of a group search for internal and external knowledge resources to resolve the task demands. Data were... More

    pp. 1652-1659

  13. Influences of Blogs’ typologies and content on cognitive and emotional behavior. An exploratory study with Eye Tracker

    Barbara Colombo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy; Ambrogio Dossena, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano, Italy; Stefania Balzarotti & Martina Spadola, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

    Literature suggests a significant relation between the use of blogs (intended as multimedia and interactive products) and the improvement of cognitive strategies: the management of a blog can be... More

    pp. 1660-1665

  14. The role of visual and audio code in the cognitive elaboration of multimedia emotional stimuli

    Barbara Colombo, Chiara Di Nuzzo & Nicla Mazzucchelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

    The present study was aimed at exploring the link among multimedia, individual difference, cognitive load and emotional content, by the way of exploring the cognitive elaboration of emotional... More

    pp. 1666-1671

  15. Inquiry-based Learning in Virtual Worlds: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

    Heather Dodds, Western Governors University, United States

    College students are arriving on-campus or online with the equivalent of years of experience in virtual worlds. Higher education institutions are incorporating virtual worlds like Second Life into... More

    pp. 1672-1675

  16. Virtual Worlds – Taxonomy and Demographics

    Steve Downey, University of South Florida, United States

    Virtual worlds represent one of the fastest growing sectors in the gaming market and represent an equally intriguing venue for instructional delivery as well. Unfortunately, most individuals... More

    pp. 1676-1685

  17. Analysing the integration of ICT into TESOL student teachers’ practice in Uruguay

    María Erico, Direccion de Formacion y Perfeccionamiento Docente, Uruguay

    This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted in the last year of TESOL student teachers. Firstly, it analizes the frequency of ICT integration as well as factors that may... More

    pp. 1686-1690

  18. Studying in Web 2.0 - What (Distance) Students Really Want

    Birgit Feldmann & Bettina Franzkowiak, University of Hagen, Germany

    In the last two decades technology changed the way of learning and teaching a great deal. In Germany a nation-wide study examined the impact of Web 2.0 onto the studying process. Unfortunately,... More

    pp. 1691-1697

  19. Return on Learning: Applying Hard Numbers to Soft Skills

    Jennifer Frazier, Rosetta Stone, United States

    In today’s corporate environment, enhancing employees’ soft skills is critical for business success. Developing employees’ EQ—Emotional Intelligence Quotient—improves their skill in decision... More

    pp. 1698-1704

  20. Teaching Framework of Software Inspection for Software Engineering Students

    nasim gazerani & Zahra Lotfi, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,University of Malaya, Malaysia; Rodina Ahmad, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,University of Malaya,Department of Software Engineering, Malaysia

    To make Software Engineering students have a deep understanding on software inspection and to improve their practical abilities in university and career, this paper designs teaching framework of... More

    pp. 1705-1711