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ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 29, 2010

Editors

Jan Herrington; Craig Montgomerie

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Number of papers: 609

  1. Development of Dual-Screen Presentation Support Tool With Zooming User Interface

    Shinya Endo, Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; Masao Murota, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    A dual-screen presentation environment is suitable for a computer programming language class because a teacher can demonstrate worked examples along with slides for explanations. However, it is... More

    pp. 871-876

  2. Role of using white space on interface of image retrieval systems

    Selim Günüç, University of Anadolu Eskisehir/Turkey, Turkey; Ronak Etemadpour, Centre for Instructional Technology & Multimedia (USM), Malaysia; Mustafa Serkan Günbatar, University of Yüzüncü Yil Van/Turkey, Turkey

    Abstract: This paper reports a study on the effects of using white space in a visual interface of image retrieval (IR) interface system. Four different interfaces manipulated by white space between... More

    pp. 877-882

  3. Personal Computer Operation as Weak Point of Elderly People, Based on Novice Expert ratio Method

    Hiroo Hirose, Tokyo University of Science, Suwa, Japan; Yoshito Yamamoto, Tokyo University of Science, Japan; Hiroshi Ichikawa, Otsuma Women’s University, Japan

    The purpose of this study is to prove the reason “the elderly people are hard to operate a personal computer (PC)”. In order to accomplish the purpose, we made a test using Novice Expert ratio... More

    pp. 883-888

  4. The effect of interface agents’ appearance attractiveness and gender on computer users’ perceptions

    Yu-chen Hsu, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

    With the rapid development of digital technology, the virtual agent has been applied in various computing scenarios to interact with users. More lifelike interface agents have been designed and... More

    pp. 889-894

  5. Utility of Interaction in Knowledge-Oriented Activities

    Paul Parsons & Kamran Sedig, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    This paper examines the utility of interaction in knowledge-oriented activities. Knowledge-oriented activities refer to those in which a user performs mental activity with some information, thus... More

    pp. 895-904

  6. Representations of Information Spaces in Educational Tools

    Kamran Sedig & Paul Parsons, University of Western Ontario, Canada

    An educational tool’s interface is its epistemic locus where learners engage with an information space. Since information is not tangible, it must be externalized in the form of representations.... More

    pp. 905-910

  7. SemaSun: Visualization of Semantic Knowledge based on an improved Sunburst Visualization Metaphor

    Christian Stab, Matthias Breyer, Kawa Nazemi, Dirk Burkhardt, Cristian Hofmann & Dieter Fellner, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research, Germany

    Ontologies have become an established data model for conceptualizing knowledge entities and describing semantic relationships between them. They are used to model the concepts of specific domains... More

    pp. 911-919

  8. Teaching Bing Maps Ajax SDK in A Web Programming Course

    Penn Wu, Cypress College, United States

    Embedding a dynamic map on a web page to facilitate the search of a business operation location has become a common practice to companies with e-business web sites. Web developers need the skill to... More

    pp. 920-926

  9. A Preliminary Study on Digital Audio Quality for Web-based English Listening Comprehension Tests

    Xiangui Yang, Bowling Green State University, United States; Yue Gao & Yihong Zhang, North China University of Technology, China; Mingli Xiao, The University of Toledo, United States

    Abstract: This study examined the effects of digital audio quality on students’ performance in a web based English listening comprehension test. Based on the data collected through the English... More

    pp. 927-934

  10. A Visualized Interface Design for the Retrieval of Digital Archives

    Geeng-Neng You, Ching-Yong Fan & Te-Jen Lien, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taiwan

    In recent years, researches on the value-added applications of digital archives in various fields are thrived. The majority of the retrieval interfaces of these archival sites are text-based... More

    pp. 935-940

  11. Technology Integration: The Use of Computers by Female Kuwaiti Teachers (A Pilot Study)

    Fahad Al-Khezzi, University of Kuwait, Kuwait; Randa Abdelmagid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States

    This research paper discusses the use of computers by female Kuwaiti teachers. The study was carried out in two public primary schools for girls. A total of six female teachers were interviewed... More

    p. 941

  12. Rethinking Higher Education in the developing world with population pressures: the need for innovative methods for large class teaching

    Tesfaye Bayu, Hawassa University, Ethiopia; Maggie McPherson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

    Many developing counties' Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are currently being required to cope with the challenge of teaching increasingly large number of students despite insufficient... More

    pp. 942-949

  13. A Case Study of Technology Adoption in a Remote Australian Aboriginal Community

    Laurel Dyson, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Fiona Brady, Bloomfield, Australia

    Aboriginal Australians have often been characterized as low users of modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT). This perception has arisen because of poor rates of adoption of fixed... More

    pp. 950-959

  14. Indigenous Sharing, Collaboration and Synchronous Learning

    Michelle Eady, Irina Verenikina & Caroline Jones, University of Wollongong, Australia

    Online learning is progressively accepted in Indigenous communities with the realized potential for sharing, collaboration and learning for adults living in remote and isolated communities. This... More

    pp. 960-969

  15. Los Cientificos - The Scientists: A New Model for Engaging Science Instruction

    Luis Hernandez, Empowering Brains Inc., United States

    Los Científicos (The Scientists) is a completely bilingual program created by bilingual teachers for bilingual teachers and students from 3rd to 5th grade that is currently being used in elementary... More

    pp. 970-975

  16. 21st Century Technologies : Implications for Learning, User Advancements and Questions for Educators and Researchers

    Fnu Mihir, Willie Ennis III & John Fulwiler, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States

    In the last two decades, the focus of learning has shifted from using face-to-face interactions into collaborative communities. Accordingly, technologies have evolved to accommodate these changing ... More

    pp. 976-984

  17. The Learning Community Class combining an Introduction to Digital Art class with a Hawaiian Studies Native Plants and Their Uses Class: A Case Study

    Violet Murakami, Hawaii Community College, United States

    This brief paper case studies the pedagogical methodology for the Learning Community class created at Hawaii Community College that combines an art and technology skills class with a Hawaiian... More

    pp. 985-988

  18. Teacher Voices in Media Reflections From the Inside Out

    Thanh Nguyen & Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Bridgewater State College, United States; Stephen Godsoe, JALOBAIDI@bridgew.edu, United States

    Communication is ongoing process that provides a solid foundation for teaching and learning. Teachers play the role of being a sender and a receiver in and outside classroom. Hence, they face all ... More

    pp. 989-996

  19. Does the Digital Divide still exist: Technology Access and Minorities in higher education?

    Bennett Nworie, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, United States; John Nworie, Independent Researcher and Consultant, United States; Joseph Mintah, Azusa Pacific University, United States

    Abstract: The advances in technology in higher education are significant. However, in this burgeoning technology environment, many minorities face the problems of Access, Inclusion and... More

    pp. 997-1005

  20. Solving the e-Portfolio Certificate Problem

    David Argles, Lisha Chen-Wilson & Tao Guan, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

    Abstract: ePortfolios are of particular interest as a means of supporting and encouraging life-long learning and continuing personal development. A current problem in this context concerns the... More

    pp. 1006-1011