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EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology

Jun 26, 2012


Tel Amiel; Brent Wilson

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Number of papers: 463

  1. Assessing Student Retention in Online Learning Environments: A Longitudinal Study

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

    A variety of societal and economic factors have caused the growth of online programs to far outpace traditional programs in higher education. However, this rapid growth has brought with it... More

    p. 809

  2. Bring in the Joy, bring in the Fun! Inspiring vs Educating Future Learners

    Eva de Lera, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain; Magi Almirall, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain

    The quick adoption of new technologies by society at large has brought about many changes in most disciplines, including learning. Learning has yet to use the potential of new technologies to... More

    pp. 810-812

  3. Constructive Discontent: Engaging Doctoral Students to Advance Doctoral Programs

    Elizabeth Erichsen, Aida Martinez-Freedman & Cali Anicha, North Dakota State University, United States; Nathan Anderson, Minot State University, United States; R. Lester Walsh, Valley City State University, United States

    Abstract: This paper presents a virtual committee model through the lens of Kenneth Burke’s Pentad. Doctoral students worked successfully toward a more inclusive and engaging environment in a... More

    pp. 813-817

  4. Hard Lessons Learned: Administrators’ Assessments of Online Courses and Student Retention

    Ruth Gannon Cook, DePaul University, United States; Roy Sutton, Jones International University, United States

    This study looked at an associate dean’s search for strategic factors that could contribute to increased online course completion rates at one university and what could be done to assess both... More

    pp. 818-826

  5. The Online/Offline Classroom: Effectively Providing Remote Real-time Access To Course Sessions

    Storm Gloor, University of Colorado Denver, United States

    In this session we’ll experience how instructors can effectively provide students the option of being physically in the classroom or attending remotely in real time. We’ll review the advantages of... More

    p. 827

  6. The Architecture of Learning Spaces: Designing in a Virtual World for Pre-service Teacher Education

    Lisa Jacka & Allan Ellis, Southern Cross University, Australia

    Teachers have always been required to work within the classroom spaces provided to them. The bricks and mortar of industrial age classroom structures often dictate pedagogical modes that are not... More

    pp. 828-834

  7. The Development of a Measurement Tool of Roles and Teaching Styles for Instructors in Cyber Universities

    Minseok Kang, Kyunghee Cyber University, Korea (South); Jeongeui Yoo, Innwoo Park, Yong-Ju Jung & Se-ryon Kim, Korea University, Korea (South)

    This paper is purposed to make a validity analysis of teaching styles in cyber universities and develop a measurement tool to decide which teaching styles will be most effective. This research... More

    pp. 835-842

  8. Interactivity, Engagement, and Increased Learning Outcomes in 3D Virtual World Educational Simulations

    Kay McLennan, Tulane University, United States

    The use of 3D virtual world platforms in higher education represents a sea change in the kinds of learning environments and simulations that can be easily and inexpensively staged. Still, there... More

    p. 843

  9. Greenbank – A Model for Situated Learning in Second Life.

    Simon Messer, Steve Evans, Matthew Cownie & Colin Dawe, University of the West of England, United Kingdom

    Interprofessional education is seen as a key element of health and social care education. The benefits of using virtual communities to support this education are well established. In this paper we ... More

    pp. 844-849

  10. Promoting collaborative media creation in e-learning through social software and open source video tools.

    Adriana Ornellas, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

    The central contribution of this article is a methodological approach for supporting the creation, production and dissemination of online collaborative audiovisual projects which can be applied to ... More

    pp. 850-855

  11. Web-based learning assessment: A foundation for institutional improvement

    Joyce Scott & Richard Thompson, Jones International University, United States

    Jones International University (JIU), a virtual university founded in 1993, created a Web-based learning assessment system to give students rapid, meaningful feedback about their academic progress.... More

    pp. 856-859

  12. Click Send to Submit: Exploring the Social Information Processing Theory and Its Impact on Modern Communication

    Sara Sullivan, University of Louisiana at Monroe, United States

    The social information processing theory is an interpersonal communication theory that evaluates the practices of communication through test-based computer mediated communication. This paper... More

    pp. 860-865

  13. Preparing teachers for the digital age

    Stuart Woodcock & Michelle Eady, University of Wollongong, Australia

    In Australia, a world leader in e-learning, teachers are becoming increasingly accountable for their ability to e-teach. However, too few teacher education programs model including pedagogy on... More

    pp. 866-873

  14. ICT in Problem- and Project-Based Learning – New Roles for Teachers Acting as Supervisors and Students Engaging in Collaborative Learning Processes

    Lars Birch Andreasen, Aalborg University, Department of Learning and Philosophy, Denmark; Jørgen Lerche Nielsen, Roskilde University, Communication, Denmark

    The paper discusses how teaching and learning at universities can implement new information technologies, inspired by practices from the traditions of problem- and project-based learning, in order ... More

    pp. 874-883

  15. Language Learners’ Activity Engagement and Course Satisfaction with Integrating Mediated-Instruction

    Yulin Chen, University of Kansas, United States

    This study investigated how mediated instruction can be integrated into teaching to support active language learning and personal engagement that benefits student engagement and course satisfaction... More

    pp. 884-886

  16. School-Wide Classroom TV Programming without TV's: Streaming Media and Fuze Meeting

    David Eisenberg, Glen Meadow Middle School, United States

    Many school districts lack funding for television sets in every classroom. At Glen Meadow School of Vernon Township Public Schools, we invented a method, using a combination of desktop sharing and... More

    p. 887

  17. Examining the Relationships of Videogame Preference/Experience, Personality Trait, and Attitude toward Educational Technologies in Taiwanese College Students

    James Gall, University of Northern Colorado, United States; Wu-Chou Chen, National Taiwan Sport University, Taiwan; Peter Lin, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    Although various digital technologies have become commonplace for America’s youth, educational institutions can be slow to effectively integrate them in the classroom. Creating a better... More

    pp. 888-892

  18. An Investigation of How Discussion Group Composition, Discussion Topic, and Topic Expertise Affect the Quality of Online Discussion Posts

    Ninghua Han & Steven Crooks, Texas Tech University, United States

    This study examined the effects of three variables, computer skill level (low vs. high), discussion group composition (homogeneous vs. heterogeneous), and discussion topic (computer related vs. non... More

    pp. 893-898

  19. Students’ Sense of Social Presence and the Relationship with Learning styles in a Teacher Education Course

    Yungwei Hao, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    The study investigated 57 student teachers’ sense of social presence and the relationship with learning styles in a teacher education course. The Web 2.0 technologies included blogs, wikis, social ... More

    pp. 899-904

  20. Google Plus: A Tool for Academic Collaboration

    Jonathon Henderson, University of Oregon, United States

    This paper presents the ways in which Google’s new service “Google Plus” can be used a tool for academic collaboration. Google Plus was created as a response to Facebook, it is Google’s attempt to... More

    pp. 905-911