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Number of papers: 18

  1. Instructor Tone in Written Communication: Are We Saying What We Want Them to Hear?

    Carol Rubel & Marie Wallace, Kaplan University, United States

    The importance of establishing an inviting atmosphere through written communication is essential in online instruction. Since written communication is the primary format for teacher/ student... More

    pp. 1-15

  2. Virtual Movie Sets and Branching Video: Developing Interactive Educational Machinima with Second Life and YouTube

    Chareen Snelson, Boise State University, United States

    Machinima is the technique of using real-time 3D technologies such as computer games or virtual worlds in the creation of animated video productions. The Second Life virtual world provides an open ... More

    pp. 16-30

  3. Examining the Do’s and Don’ts of Using Humor in the Online Classroom

    Cathy Taylor, Heather Zeng, Stephen Bell & Michael Eskey, Park University, United States

    Integrating the use of humor into online classroom environments has many benefits for both the professor and students. Humor has gained recognition as a tool to help individuals cope and experience... More

    pp. 31-46

  4. Managing Conflict in Online Student Groups

    Richard Dool, Seton Hall University, United States

    The use of teams by organizations of all sizes and orientation has grown significantly. Almost 70% of my online students have reported working in teams in some form, in the last 12 months.... More

    pp. 47-57

  5. Très chic! French Language and Culture with un clic

    Katherine Watson, Coastline Community College, United States

    "Linguistic relativism” leads people of different cultures to define, explain, and even see reality in images framed by their diverse languages. The most readily available and commonly used online ... More

    pp. 59-65

  6. Integrating Online Security into the Undergraduate Curriculum

    Jason Caudill & Robert Terrell, Carson-Newman College, United States

    The field of eLearning benefits from, but is also challenged by, rapidly changing technology and the online habits of students. As students become more active in online communities, they may... More

    pp. 66-70

  7. Twitter at school: dimensions and implications

    Elisa Spadavecchia, Provincial School Authority, Italy

    Twitter, the popular microblogging social network, is only one aspect of a broader phenomenon that has involved the development of the Web in the last years; new forms of communication and free or ... More

    pp. 71-76

  8. Faculty Perceptions of Technology Distance Education Transactions: Qualitative Outcomes to Inform Teaching Practices

    Marthann Schulte, Park University, United States

    Understanding instructors’ perceptions of distance education transactions is becoming increasingly important as the mode of distance learning has become not only accepted, but preferred by many... More

    pp. 77-101

  9. From Dull to Dynamic: Using Rapid E-Learning Tools to Create Engaging Course Materials

    Rebecca Blakiston & Yvonne Mery, University of Arizona Main Library, United States

    Ideally, development of interactive e-learning content is undertaken by a skilled team consisting of web programmers, graphic designers, content experts, and instructional designers. However, this ... More

    pp. 102-109

  10. Twitter in Action: One Professor’s Experience

    Susan Jaworowski, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States

    Twitter, a social media tool, is a current traditional media darling. Twitter began as a way to share information between friends, particularly the everyday exchanges that make up any social group,... More

    pp. 110-117

  11. The Relationship between Self Report of Computer Technology Experience and Students’ Perception toward a Course Management System

    Efthimis Kioumourtzglou, Nicholas Vernadakis, Maria Giannousi, Panagiotis Antoniou & Eleni Zetou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between self report of computer technology experience and students’ perception toward a Course Management System (CMS). Participants were... More

    pp. 118-126

  12. Integrating alumni, librarians and student services colleagues into the intellectual life of the college classroom via Information Technologies

    Robert Fulkerth, Golden Gate University, United States

    Contemporary college students have high expectations of their classroom experiences. To sup port those expectations, alumni, sup por t s taff, and librarians can be productively integrated into the... More

    pp. 127-142

  13. The relationship between students’ attitudes and satisfaction in a “Physical Education in Early Childhood” blended course

    Maria Giannousi, Nicholas Vernadakis, Vasiliki Derri, Panagiotis Antoniou & Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

    With the recent growth of new information and communication technologies (ICTs), web based course delivery has become a promising alternative for expanding the educational opportunities in the... More

    pp. 143-150

  14. Augmenting Large-enrollment Instruction with Mobile Learning

    Michael-Brian Ogawa, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States

    In many higher education institutions, mobile devices, such as cellular phones and media players, are ubiquitous in students’ lives (Lenhart & Madden, 2007). Therefore, practitioners can leverage... More

    pp. 151-158

  15. Gee's Learning Principles for Good Games: An Analysis of how Gee's Learning Principles meets Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences

    Kellie Kong, Elton Masaki, Lyn Ackerman, Claire Borengasser & Peter Leong, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States

    Today, gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry that produces games for children of all ages and backgrounds. The technology used for these video games has also been steadily evolving with... More

    pp. 159-167

  16. Challenges of Maintaining Academic Integrity in an Age of Collaboration, Sharing and Social Networking

    Kirsti Dyer, Madonna University and Columbia College, United States

    The challenges facing faculty and academic institutions today in maintaining academic integrity come from several different areas. One is the increased availability of technology and connectivity. ... More

    pp. 168-195

  17. Effectiveness of Interaction in Learner Centered Paradigm in Online Education

    Barbara Lauridsen, National University, United States

    This article speaks to educators, program administrators and PhD Learners intending to teach. For three decades, critical reflection has been invoked as a good practice for adult education. This... More

    pp. 196-212

  18. How Does Skype, as an Educational Tool, Contribute to Elementary Math Teachers’ Reported Level of Self-efficacy?

    Peter Kiriakidis, Higher Education Research and Consulting Company, Canada

    How does Skype, as an educational tool, contribute to elementary math teachers’ reported level of self-efficacy? A sample of n = 16 teachers was purposefully selected to use Skype in their... More

    pp. 213-226