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Global Learn Berlin 2015: Global Conference on Learning and Technology

April 2015

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Number of papers: 103

  1. How Educational Technology Tools Can Solve Challenges In Teaching An Online Finance Course?

    Laura Vatsala & Shubha Pissay, Sikkim Manipal University -DDE, India

    This paper deals with the use of educational technology tools to overcome the unique challenges in teaching online finance courses. The challenges of teaching an online finance course are not... More

    pp. 1-7

  2. A Participatory Development of a Web-based Communication Plat-form for Organizational Learning in a Government Department

    Thandi Mokoneni, Johnson Dehinbo & Kehinde Dehinbo, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    The internal communications within the department of Public Works in XXX country is among the worst. Yes, ordinary staff members are voiceless and feel like they don’t have a say in major decisions... More

    pp. 8-17

  3. How Do Blogs and Wikis Support Social Constructivist Learning in Math

    Rana Zein, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

    Abstract: Based on the interpretive mixed method case study, this study examines the uses of some Web 2.0 tools in Math at the school level in Lebanon. The research question discussed is:" How do... More

    pp. 18-27

  4. The John Milton Digital Library

    Dana Haugh, Queens College, United States

    The John Milton Digital Library (JMDL) is an online platform for scholars, researchers, students, professors, and information seekers interested in learning more about John Milton and his works.... More

    pp. 28-31

  5. Cartography of Controversies about MOOCs

    Md. Saifuddin Khalid & Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

    Massively open online courses (MOOCs) are one of most recent educational technology development that have become a highly debated issue, polarized among proponents, boosters, skeptics, and... More

    pp. 32-42

  6. E-portfolio Framework for Collecting and Using K-12 Student Learning Records with Tablet Devices

    Yasuhiko Morimoto, Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan; Kashio Suzuki, FCE Education inc., Japan

    Currently, K-12 education should allow students to acquire not only basic and fundamental knowledge and skills but also foster their ability to make decisions, express themselves, and other... More

    pp. 43-52

  7. Digital Finger Painting: An Exploration of the Tablet Computer and its Artistic Implications

    Sarah Ackermann, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Switzerland

    Abstract: This is a report on the findings of a study in which the purpose was to better understand the implications of the tablet computer for learning and specifically in the art classroom ... More

    pp. 53-57

  8. Barriers to the Integration and Adoption of iPads in Schools: A Systematic Literature Review based on the philosophy of "think global, act local.”

    Md. Saifuddin Khalid, Gökce Kilic, Jeanette Christoffersen & Aparna Purushothaman, Aalborg University, Denmark

    iPad, with its Apple platform and interoperability-dependent material conditions, bring complex barriers in its adoption and integration in secondary education system as a learning tool. In the... More

    pp. 58-67

  9. Educational Application for Mobile Devices in Elderly Health Care Area: the Experience of a Public University

    Ana Emilia Oliveira & Rômulo França, UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil; Marcia Rendeiro, UNA-SUS/UERJ, Brazil; Elza Bernardes, UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil; Paulo Dias, UNA-SUS/UERJ, Brazil; Fernanda Pereira, UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil

    Among the tools used in Distance Education (DE), there is Mobile Learning, a concept that uses mobile devices inside educational environment. In Brazil, the need for professionals able to deal with... More

    pp. 68-76

  10. Educators, Students, CALL, the Web, the Created but Dictated Culture, Beyond Immersion: The Promised Formula for Better Survival?

    Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

    Blinded, amazed, and taken into the web: Educators and students alike. The focus continues to be on creating new technologies that promise better survival within the global world we live in. In... More

    pp. 77-83

  11. How Important Is It For Students To Know What Social Media Is To Use It?

    Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

    Social media has become a central networking feature within the education settings. Educators, as do students, incorporate diverse social media sites and applications as part of their daily... More

    pp. 84-94

  12. Social Media and Students: A Tool for Learning?

    Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

    Educators are always on the search to find ways to make students’ learning effective. Technology for decades continues to support the short term positive outcomes of its use to enhance the... More

    pp. 95-100

  13. (In)formality in Social Media Discourse: The Case of Instructors and Students in Saudi Higher Education

    Jamilah Alamri, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

    The potential impact of social media as it transfers to higher education practice globally is significant and therefore cannot be overlooked as a research topic. A formal higher education system... More

    pp. 101-108

  14. Assessing the Appropriateness of Social Media Use - Perceptions by Employers and Students

    Bharat Dash, Illinios State University, United States; Klaus Schmidt, Illinois State University, United States

    Social media and social networking have transformed communication, education, and workforce development. Social media has grown to be a great resource to connect with friends and professionals... More

    pp. 109-114

  15. Native Student Technology in the Classroom: Exploring the Affordances of Twitter in Applying Critical Literacy to the English Curriculum

    Joshua Kunnath, Rebecca Rocha & Arika Jackson, California State University - Fresno, United States; Glenn DeVoogd, California State University, Fresno, United States

    Critical literacy is an increasingly popular concept, but educators often experience difficulties with implementing it in the classroom. Additionally, upon teaching the concept, educators often... More

    pp. 115-118

  16. The user experience within the web 2.0 context: a review supported on the perspective of situated cognition theory

    Eurides Castro Jr, UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil; Rosane Obregon, Cassia Furtado & Ana Lucia Zandomeneghi, Federal University of Maranhão - UFMA, Brazil; Ana Emilia Oliveira, UNA-SUS/UFMA, Brazil

    In the educational field, Information and Communication Technologies can ensure familiarization and interaction of future producers and consumers of information. With the emergence of Web 2.0, it... More

    pp. 119-126

  17. High Quality Lecture Recording with Minimal Bandwidth Requirements

    Eicke Godehardt & Thomas Gabel, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    This paper presents a novel way to provide easy lecture recording. The actual recording is done on the hardware usually available anyhow: a laptop for the presentation and a smartphone. Voice and... More

    pp. 127-133

  18. Factors that support and inhibit the use of Web 2.0 technology tools among faculty and students in higher education.

    Reine Nyirenda, St. John's University, United States

    This study investigated how Web 2.0 technology is used in higher education. The sample consisted of faculty who self-identified as either a user or non-user of Web 2.0 technology, and students who... More

    pp. 134-135

  19. Standards for Web-based Data Systems Help Educators Evaluate Instruction and Learning

    Jenny Rankin, Northcentral University, United States

    Educators commonly use online data systems and reports to analyze data, such as student performance data. These analyses inform decisions that impact students and also inform evaluations of... More

    pp. 136-142

  20. Familiarity of Information and Records Management Students to Web 2.0 Tools: A Case Study on Blogs

    Burcu Umut Zan, University of Karatekin, Turkey

    Innovations in information technologies are influencing both our lifes and our working areas. Transformations experienced during the advent of technology led us to redefine professional... More

    pp. 143-151