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E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Nov 17, 2008


Curtis J. Bonk; Mimi Miyoung Lee; Tom Reynolds

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This conference has 8 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 689

  1. Involving part-time instructors in the systematic improvement of web-based learning: A structured approach using a course improvement framework.

    Liz Romero, Nova Southeastern University, Canada; Noela Haughton, The University of Toledo, United States

    The Course Improvement Matrix was designed to provide a structured approach for online instructors – critical but sometimes marginalized stakeholders –to become involved in the continuous... More

    pp. 457-469

  2. Managing Web-based Learning Resources for K-12 Education: Lessons Learned from Web Analytics

    Demei Shen, Xin Wang & Hsin-Liang Chen, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States

    Abstract: This study focuses on using a web analytics tool, Google Analytics, to find out the usage and users’ information behavior on an educational website, eThemes. Findings indicate that Google... More

    pp. 470-475

  3. Comparing the Use of Web-based Courseware in Volitional and Mandatory Settings

    Minsuk Shim, University of Rhode Island, United States; Sung Shim, Seton Hall University, United States

    Web-based courseware such as Blackboard and WebCT has been used widely as support for a traditional classroom format. This study compares the use of web-based courseware in volitional and mandatory... More

    pp. 476-479

  4. Peer Assessment for Learning: Supporting Online Instruction with Waypoint

    Rosemary Skeele & Vivienne Carr, Seton Hall University, United States

    Many initiatives are taking place on college campuses today to enhance college teaching and promote learning in the wide variety of settings in which adult learning takes place. Formative... More

    pp. 480-488

  5. Exploring the Use of Emerging Technologies to Enhance Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice in Palliative Care

    Emma Stodel, Learning 4 Excellence, Canada; Colla MacDonald, University of Ottawa, Canada

    Organisational and financial policies in the long-term care sector make it hard for caregivers to justify time away from caring for residents to participate in continuing education programs ... More

    pp. 489-496

  6. Integration of a GIS Learning Management System into Civil Engineering Curricula: An Evaluation

    Basanta Tandon, Richard Hall, Ronaldo Luna, Hong Sheng & Michelle Boese, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States

    An evaluation of a web-based e-learning system to facilitate integration of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) into the Civil Engineering curriculum was conducted. The principal goals of the... More

    pp. 497-505

  7. The Impact of Making a Concept Map for Constructive Reading with the Critical Reading Support Software "eJournalPlus"

    Mio Tsubakimoto, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education,The University of Tokyo, Japan; Toshio Mochizuki, School of Network and Information, Senshu University, Japan; Toshihisa Nishimori, Komaba Organization for Educational Development, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Tomomi Sato, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Hiroki Oura, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education,The University of Tokyo, Japan; Yuji Nakamura & Takashi Ohno, Spiceworks Corporation, Japan; Shin-ichi Watanabe, Microsoft Development, Co., LTD., Japan; Johansson Henrik & Ken-ichiro Matsumoto, Silicon Studio Corporation, Japan; Hajime Wada, Microsoft Development, Co., LTD., Japan; Takashi Miyatani, Microsoft, Co., LTD., Japan; Jun Nakahara, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education,The University of Tokyo, Japan; Yuhei Yamauchi, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies,The University of Tokyo, Japan

    This study introduces "MEET eJournalPlus," a tabletPC based reading support software. The purpose of this software is to assist the learner in reading e-documents with accurate comprehension and a ... More

    pp. 506-514

  8. Producing a website for student assessment: One University’s use of this innovative form of assessment within the undergraduate Radiography Degree programme.

    Mandy Tuckey & Simon Messer, University of the West of England, United Kingdom

    The production of a group poster, supported by a presentation is an accepted method of assessment within the pedagogy of Higher Education in the UK. However, student evaluation shows that the lack ... More

    pp. 515-517

  9. Tailoring of Feedback in Online Assessment: Lessons Learnt

    Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Paul De Bra & Mykola Pechenizkiy, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

    Feedback plays an important role in the learning process. Particularly, the functions of the elaborated feedback (EF) in online assessment may include assisting students in understanding their... More

    pp. 518-525

  10. A Case Study Investigation of Student Response to Collaborative Textbook Authoring using Wikis

    Jason Abbitt & Michael Todd Edwards, Miami University, United States

    This in-progress study will present a case study concerning the use of a wiki system with undergraduate and graduate students to develop a collaboratively authored web-based textbook. Participants... More

    pp. 526-539

  11. Exploring the possibilities of using social networking sites in online learning

    Jason Abbitt, Miami University, United States; John Ophus, University of Northern Iowa, United States

    This roundtable discussion will focus on the educational possibilities of social networking websites. While focusing specifically the uses of various tools available in the Facebook platform, this... More

    p. 540

  12. Integrating Web 2.0 in Technology based learning environment

    Said Al-Senaidi, University of North Texas, United States

    Abstract The Web has become a platform for groups of web users to socialize, collaborate, and work with each other through adoption of Web 2.0 and its support tools of Wiki and Blog. The Web 2.0... More

    pp. 541-545

  13. Maintaining excellence in a culture of efficiency: Promoting interaction and engagement in large online graduate courses

    Eric Anderson, Texas Woman's University, United States; Baaska Anderson, University of North Texas, United States

    A convergence of factors is leading to changing expectations of the professoriate. Enrollment growth, greater public accountability, and market competition among institutions have resulted in... More

    p. 546

  14. Introducing a Wiki in EFL Writing Class

    Yayoi Anzai, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

    A wiki is a powerful online writing tool with revising and editing functions. Learners can participate, interact and collaborate on Wiki. These special functions of Wiki are claimed to be very... More

    pp. 547-552

  15. A Look At Content Management Systems in a Higher Education Setting: Implementation Strategies, Experiences, and Future Implications

    Leanna Archambault, Arizona State University, United States; Conrad Oh Young & Navin Rongratana, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States; Greg Levitt, U, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the characteristics of various course management systems (CMS), their uses in higher education, and the necessary considerations that should be made prior to... More

    pp. 553-559

  16. Assessment and Instruction: Two Sides of the Same Coin

    Diana Bajzek, Judy Brooks, William Jerome, Marsha Lovett, John Rinderle, Gordon Rule & Candace Thille, Carnegie Mellon University, United States

    In this paper we describe our research and development efforts to integrate assessment and instruction in ways that provide immediate feedback to students and meaningful data for our Digital... More

    pp. 560-565

  17. Merging Technology & Mathematics Instruction: The Case of Virtual Manipulatives & Geometric Concepts

    Mary Baker, University of North Dakota, United States

    The use of technology in math instruction has long been advocated (NCTM 1980, 1989, 2000, 2008). Its continued importance was reiterated recently in an NCTM position paper: “Effective teachers... More

    pp. 566-573

  18. Designing an Effective E-Learning Environment for Teacher Candidates: An Intro to Ed Tech Course Moves Online

    Savilla Banister, Bowling Green State University, United States

    Teacher education professionals continue to target classroom technology knowledge, skills and dispositions as core components of exemplary teacher preparation programs. While experiences for... More

    pp. 574-579

  19. Making the most of collaboration tools in Blackboard

    Karin Barac, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    Traditionally, a Learning Management System (LMS) like Blackboard has been used as a repository for lecture notes. With the implementation of collaboration tools like discussion boards and chat... More

    p. 580

  20. Using Wikis and Weblogs to Enhance Human Performance

    Philip Barker, University of Teesside, United Kingdom

    Knowledge is a commodity that everyone has. It is acquired as a result of both formal and informal learning activities and through processes of thinking, observation and experiment. In the... More

    pp. 581-589