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World Conference on E-Learning

Oct 27, 2014

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Theo Bastiaens

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Number of papers: 321

  1. Use of mobile SMS technology for Information Management and data Collection in Education

    Mahmoud Abaza, Athabasca University, Canada; Mahfooz Walizada, University Of Liverpool Liverpool, UK, United Kingdom

    This paper investigates the efficiency and effectiveness of using mobile SMS for data collection, information management and decision making purposes. The focus of the paper is to study the... More

    pp. 1-5

  2. The relationship between having “apps” that help track or manage health and other factors and quality of life

    Veronica Acosta-Deprez, Erlyana Erlyana & Tony Sinay, California State University, Long Beach, United States

    The purpose of this study was to explore the association between factors such as having “Apps” that help track or manage health, health status, hospitalization and changes in physical health and... More

    pp. 6-11

  3. e-Books for Language Learning: Production and Best Practices.

    Jonathan L Adams, Taehyeong Lim & McKenzie Fitzpatrick, Florida State University, United States

    This study describes a systematic project management process for Bridging for Language Outcomes in the Classroom (BLOOM), a grant-funded media production project at Florida State University. BLOOM ... More

    pp. 12-18

  4. Educational Theory DOES APPLY to Online Learning - Using the Recursive Model for Knowledge Development in Virtual Environments along with the related measurement tool - Virtual Learning Environment Survey (VLES)

    Nan Adams, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States

    For educators that endeavor to develop effective learning practices in the new cyber landscape, the changed teacher and learner roles in virtual environments should be central to the design of... More

    pp. 19-21

  5. RezGuide: Developing A Mobile Application And Web Portal To Improve Communication And Interaction Between Staff And Residence Students In College Environments

    Natalia Aguillon & Robert Haaf, Fanshawe College, Canada

    RezGuide is a Web portal and mobile application designed to address some of the critical issues College students in Residence experience at the beginning of each academic year. It is designed to... More

    pp. 31-36

  6. Digital Storytelling: Bringing Storytelling to Life with Innovative Technologies and Interactive Resources

    Katie Alaniz, River Oaks Baptist School/Houston Baptist University, United States

    By fusing the age-old tradition of sharing stories with cutting-edge technological tools, digital storytelling holds the potential to enhance student engagement and learning in a variety of... More

    pp. 37-39

  7. Meaningful Choices; Mindfulness and Blogging Deepens Student Learning and Engagement

    John Alexander, University of Virginia, United States

    Abstract There is a fruitful synergy that engages students deeply with themselves and each other. This approach aligns blogging and mindful reflection to invite students to make meaning as an... More

    pp. 40-48

  8. Implementing Cloud Based Storage for Southeastern Louisiana University

    Ihssan Alkadi, Selu, United States; Ghassan Alkadi, Theresa Beaubouef & Kuo-Pao Yang, SLU, United States

    In this paper we discuss the “Cloud Computing” architecture, cloud service models, layers and types of cloud and how can a cloud infrastructure be implemented for a distributed University campus,... More

    pp. 49-60

  9. Creative Writing and Blogs

    Abeer Almehdar, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia

    The aim of this research is to measure the impact of suggested blog for the development of students’ creative writing skills. The researcher prepared and used two instruments (a Test and a Rubric) ... More

    pp. 61-65

  10. Globalizing Rights: The Open Curriculum Community

    Anas Almuhammadi, Florida State University, United States

    The Open Curriculum Community, OCC, is theoretically criticizing the role of experts in designing curriculum materials and establishes, at its basics, a free community where educators can... More

    pp. 66-70

  11. Examining the Use of Blended Learning to Enhance Students’ Critical Thinking Skills

    Hatem Alotebi, Cleveland State University, United States; Regina Giraldo-García, Clevelad State University, United States; Mamta Roy, Cleveland State University, United States

    Abstract: In this age of information technology and globalization there is an inherent need for students to be prepared in such a way that they use critical thinking skills proactively. With... More

    pp. 71-76

  12. Providing a Meaningful Online Collaborative Learning Experience: Facilitating Collaboration Process in Online Graduate Courses

    Noha Altowairiki, University of Calgary, Canada

    This paper reports findings from a multi-case study that examined online collaborative learning in two graduate courses over 13 weeks. The collaborative learning process was analyzed through... More

    pp. 77-84

  13. Using Formative Feedback to Improve the Effectiveness of E-Learning Faculty

    Jeanette Amayo, Mark Pieffer & Alex Garcia, Jones International University, United States

    After evaluating the issues surrounding ineffective and inconsistent faculty feedback at an online university, we have developed a Jones International University Faculty Feedback Form and Rubric.... More

    pp. 85-90

  14. Students with High Functioning Autism and the Transition to Higher Education: The Potential Utility of Social Networking Sites

    Amelia Anderson, Florida State University, United States

    This synthesis is an examination of how students with High Functioning Autism (HFA), formerly diagnosed as Asperger’s Syndrome, might use online social networking sites (SNS) to better manage the... More

    pp. 91-96

  15. Multimedia, Multitasking, and Content Type and their Impact on College Students’ Perceived Mental Effort

    Jeanette Andrade, Dawn Bohn & Wenhao David Huang, University of Illinois- Urbana, Champaign, United States

    An experimental study was conducted in a compulsory introductory food science and human nutrition course at a mid-western University with undergraduate students to determine the relationship... More

    pp. 97-102

  16. Using Wikis to Develop a Professional Learning Community to Support Sustainability Education Faculty

    Leanna Archambault & Annie Warren, Arizona State University, United States

    This best practices session describes how instructors of Sustainability Science for Teachers, a hybrid course at Arizona State University, a major research-extensive university, used a... More

    pp. 103-105

  17. Managing the Digitalization of Schools: an exploratory study of school principals’ and IT managers’ perceptions about ICT adoption and usefulness

    Said Morad Babaheidari & Lars Svensson, University West, Sweden, Sweden

    In nowadays increasingly ICT-related investments in an overgrowing competitive school setting, the deployment, maintenance, and particularly the effective use of ICT is in many ways a complex... More

    pp. 106-113

  18. Increasing Computer Literacy Self-efficacy via a SCORM-based E-Learning Approach

    Xin Bai, York College, City Univ. of New York, United States

    The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between undergraduate students’ perceptions of their basic computer literacy skills (self-efficacy) and their attitudes toward the hybrid... More

    pp. 114-120

  19. Promote Social Learning via Virtual Field Trips

    Xin Bai, York College, City Univ. of New York, United States; Joanne Lavin, SPS RN-BS Nursing Program of the City University of New York, United States

    We created a virtual hospital, where Nursing students could conduct virtual field trips and engage in learning collaboratively via computers. First, our participants watched a story of a stroke... More

    pp. 121-129

  20. Adapting Teaching/Learning Strategies for the Multigenerational Online Classroom

    Darlene Baker & Angela Schmidt, Arkansas State University, United States

    Adapting teaching/learning strategies appropriate for the multigenerational online classroom is a challenge for educators. The pedagogy found in the online classroom shifts the focus from a... More

    pp. 130-138