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Global Learn 2012: Global Conference on Learning and Technology

Nov 06, 2012

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Number of papers: 46

  1. Considering Curriculum and Pedagogy: Preparing Students for living in an eSociety through Cross-Cultural Conversation in a ‘Global Classroom’

    Catherine Brooks, University of Arizona, United States

    This paper considers globally-connected student experiences as a means for training them for an emergent eSociety. It does so by emphasizing three main points. First, this paper situates ‘eSociety’... More

    pp. 126-129

  2. Culture Matters: Learners’ Expectations Towards Instructor-Support

    Thomas Richter, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    In the context of Internet-based e-Learning, including an international auditory is a logical consequence. However, due to uncertainty regarding the foreign learners, e-Learning programs often are ... More

    pp. 130-135

  3. Exploring Educator Perceptions of Need, Sustainability, and Impact of Global Online Theological Courses

    Andrew Beaty & Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Illinois State University, United States

    Concerns regarding the potential for delivering theological education internationally and in an online format have been raised. The scarce research in this area points to the need for further... More

    pp. 136-141

  4. Integrating teaching-and-learning techniques for novice computer programming students

    Jacqui Chetty & Glenda Barlow-Jones, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

    Computer programming is a subject that many students find challenging to learn. In spite of much research concerning such challenges, there is still uncertainty regarding which pedagogical... More

    pp. 142-146

  5. Preparing Students for Professional Practice: Creating an Authentic Learning Environment to Facilitate Real-World Learning

    Katja Fleischmann, James Cook University, Australia

    Abstract: The teaching of subjects such as Interactive Media Design or Web Design in higher education has been mostly focused on single disciplines despite the fact that the intersection of several... More

    pp. 147-151

  6. Formulaic Language Use in Virtual Academic Discussions

    Wen-Chun Chen, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan

    The researcher integrates a function-based account of formulaic language learning into online discussion moves, to support nonnative English speakers’ interpretation and expressions during online... More

    pp. 152-157

  7. Systematic Design of PBL: Exploring the Design Experiences and Support Needs of PBL Novices in an Online Environment

    Yun-Jo An, University of West Georgia, United States

    Much is known about the challenges teachers experience when implementing PBL, but there is still a lack of understanding of the challenges teachers face when designing PBL. A qualitative case study... More

    pp. 158-163

  8. Innovative Learning approaches: Cases and problem-based Learning in interface design

    William Gibbs, Duquesne University, United States

    In this paper, I discuss cases and problem-based approaches in the teaching of college-level courses in digital media and interface design. I provide teaching and learning case examples used in... More

    pp. 164-169

  9. Supporting Dictionary Tools for Vocational Distance Training using ICT

    Peter Truchly, Tomáš Kovácik & Ivan Kotuliak, FIIT, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

    This paper presents various versions of a supporting tool that was developed and implemented in the framework of several Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) projects focused on the vocational training. This... More

    pp. 170-175

  10. Teaching 21st Century Skills through Educational Video Games

    Karla Kingsley, University of New Mexico, United States

    This paper has two primary purposes. The first is to describe a framework for teachers and teacher educators for utilizing electronic games to cultivate the 21st century skills required for full... More

    pp. 176-181

  11. Skills for Work Online Program

    Ottolene Ricord, Vancouver Island University, Canada; Ralph Levinson, International Education Management, Canada

    The Skills for Work Online Program involves the Work Preparation Course, the Entrepreneurship Course and the Computer Training Course, all offered via the e-learning principles on the Internet. The... More

    pp. 182-186

  12. Fleshing Out Faculty Expectations When Flipping the Classroom Design

    Dina Mansour-Cole, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, United States

    Excellent course design is the hallmark of a good educator, and “flipped” learning represents a theoretically sound innovation in classroom learning. Flipping moves reading, videos, podcasts and... More

    pp. 187-189

  13. Maximizing the Meaning of Text in E-Learning Applications

    Rupananda Misra, Drexel University, United States

    Research studies suggest that the presentation of the content can affect how it has been processed by the learners. In the digital landscape, textual content is now competing with other... More

    pp. 190-195

  14. Exploratory Study: Designing a Blended Learning Model in the Support of Research Writing Skills of Undergraduate Students

    Asako Yoshida, University of Manitoba, Canada

    This paper reports preliminary results from an explorative study of a blended learning model designed as an alternative, more embedded support for undergraduate students in a highly... More

    pp. 196-201

  15. CourseSites: A Free and Hosted Platform For Open Initiatives

    Jarl Jonas, CourseSites by Blackboard, United States

    CourseSites.Com is a free, hosted online course creation and facilitation service that empowers individual K--12 teachers, college and university instructors and community educators to add a web-... More

    p. 202

  16. Embedding Global Education Using Educational Technologies

    Teresa Coffman, University of Mary Washington, United States

    The world is rapidly changing as a result of technological innovations. To keep pace with these innovations, education must continually evolve, providing both core knowledge within a standards... More

    pp. 203-208

  17. Using Technology to Foster Students’ Global Civic Engagement

    Madelyn Flammia, University of Central Florida, United States

    This presentation will demonstrate how faculty members can create technology-driven assignments that will develop students’ global competencies and, thereby, enhance their civic engagement. The... More

    pp. 209-211

  18. Bridging Physical Separation: Transformation of Online Learning Environments

    Mahnaz Moallem, UNCW, United States

    In this presentation, the author provides research findings to demonstrate that the emergence of the newer Web-synchronous conferencing tools has provided a powerful combination of technologies and... More

    pp. 212-213

  19. Fostering Exemplary Online Learning Communities within Diverse Cultural Contexts

    Marianne Justus, University of Phoenix, United States

    Within the context of distance learning, students form inter-cultural learning communities unconstrained by time and place. Technology transcends geographic boundaries and contributes to the... More

    pp. 214-217

  20. Minimizing Challenges High School Science Teachers Face with Professional Development

    Rachel Boulay & Lisa van Raalte, University of Hawaii, United States

    Access to professional development laboratories and incorporating biotechnological equipment in high school classrooms is scarce. Specifically in Hawaii, teachers often face the challenge of... More

    pp. 218-223