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Feb 07, 2012

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Number of papers: 57

  1. Enabling Usability & Interaction within the Development of Health Information Technology Systems with Virtual Worlds

    Maurice Dawson, Alabama A&M University, United States; Imad Al Saeed, Colorado Technical University, United States

    As the United States (US) continues to become a wired society then it is imperative that the majority of the industries within the country follow suite. As the Department of Defense (DoD) has... More

    pp. 1-4

  2. Preparing Students for the Challenges of the Virtual Workplace

    Madelyn Flammia, University of Central Florida, United States

    Many corporations have begun using virtual organizational structures because they allow for greater flexibility and are more cost effective. Students need to be prepared for the challenges of... More

    pp. 5-10

  3. Your Mission is to Collaboratively Program a LEGO Robot via a Virtual World

    Michael Vallance, Future University Hakodate, Japan

    In the collaborative process of programming a LEGO robot to follow distinct circuits, communication between students remotely located in Japan has been undertaken in a dedicated, learner-designed... More

    pp. 11-17

  4. Peer Instruction in Computing: What, Why, How?

    Daniel Zingaro, University of Toronto, Canada

    Peer Instruction (PI) transforms a standard, passive lecture into an opportunity for students to answer questions individually and in groups. What is PI? Does it work in computing courses? Research... More

    pp. 18-24

  5. The Growing Role of Conditional Release Systems in Graduate Management Education

    Owen Hall, Jr., Pepperdine University, United States

    Learning management systems have come a long way since Sir Isaac Pitman initiated the first correspondence course in the early 1840’s. Today, graduate management education is facing a number of... More

    pp. 25-26

  6. Integration of IPad in Higher Education: A Pilot Project

    Bulent Dogan, North American College, United States

    This pilot project was situated in a new and small college. Part of its inauguration, all freshman students were given iPads in Fall 2011 (n=164). After the distribution of iPads, no guidance was... More

    pp. 27-30

  7. A New Model to Measure Student Engagement with a Mobile Learning Tool Integrating CoI and FRAME

    Tina Parscal, Ken Sherman, Keri Heitner & George Lucas, University of the Rockies, United States

    The University of the Rockies is developing a model to measure student engagement with a mobile learning tool that integrates the Community of Inquiry Model ([CoI], Garrison, Anderson, & Archer... More

    pp. 31-37

  8. Students’ Perceptions of Podcasting as a Learning Tool

    Irene Govender & Phumlani Mkhwanazi, UKZN, South Africa

    The rise in the use of podcasts over the past few years has been phenomenal. Whilst podcasts were initially popular for entertainment purposes, podcasts has now gained interest in the education... More

    pp. 38-43

  9. Promoting a Culture of Best Practices Using Wikis and Blogs in Virtual Education

    Carol Rubel, Marie Wallace & April Adams, Kaplan University, United States

    This two week qualitative, descriptive study assessed best practices used with wikis and blogs in Learning Spaces within 14 sections of an online graduate teacher education courses to determine... More

    pp. 44-49

  10. Using Rubrics with Technology for Formative Assessment of Faculty Teaching Effectiveness

    Adele Weiner, Metropolitan College of New York, United States

    Studies have shown that the use of rubrics increases student learning and student achievement. This presentation demonstrates how rubrics, generated for individual student evaluation in the... More

    pp. 50-55

  11. Teacher Assessment of Young Children Learning with Technology in Early Childhood Education

    Esther Ntuli, Idaho State University, United States

    Technology integration into the early childhood curriculum has seen some improvement. Many teachers now report using technology in instruction and providing young children the opportunity to use... More

    p. 56

  12. How to Increase American Students’ Participation Rate in STEM Careers

    Md. Mokter Hossain & Michael G. Robinson, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has been a powerful engine of prosperity in the United States since World War II. Currently, American students’ performance and enthusiasm... More

    pp. 57-61

  13. Developing Technology Leadership in PK-12 Schools: A Systems Thinking Approach

    Ellen Maddin, Northern Kentucky University, United States

    School districts are complex systems with interconnected and interdependent parts. Systems thinking provides a means of looking at the system as a whole without losing sight of its parts. The... More

    pp. 62-65

  14. Approach Training: Extending Teaching & Learning via Hybrid Mathematics Classes

    Diana Perdue, Rimwe Educational Resources LLC, United States

    This workshop will illustrate how to create classes that extend your students learning time, engage them in motivational and meaningful mathematics tasks, & enhance their mathematical understanding... More

    pp. 66-70

  15. The Design of a Meta-Evaluation Study of Learning and Teaching Projects in Higher Education

    Elaine Huber & Marina Harvey, Macquarie University, Australia

    Within Higher Education there exists a body of work on the how and why of evaluation of educational programs. Academic teaching staff are also highly conversant in the processes and benefits of... More

    pp. 71-77

  16. Project Get 'em There: Coupling Deeper Learning Techniques with Program-Based Assessment to Facilitate Student Success

    Katie Stern, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, United States

    Certain computer skills are basic knowledge and paramount to success in later courses. Simply accepting partial learning of basic computer skills proved to be detrimental for preparing students to ... More

    p. 78

  17. Quality by Design: Helping Faculty Develop and Maintain Quality Online Courses

    Linda Brawner, Marygrove College, United States

    The first generation of online courses appearing on the scene in the late 1990’s at most institutions of higher education were usually flat, one dimensional, and lacking in any real semblance of... More

    pp. 79-84

  18. Online Course Quality Initiative and its Impact on Student Persistence

    Sandra Franklin, Center for Professional and Distance Education, United States

    The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) online course persistence rate is lower than for traditional courses. UCO’s online course quality initiative was intended to positively affect retention.... More

    pp. 85-88

  19. Effects of Online Faculty Immediacy Behaviors on Student Performance

    Elena Gitin, Kaplan University, United States; David Niemi, Kaplan Inc., United States; Jason Levin, Kaplan University, United States

    This study investigated whether online university faculty immediacy behaviors, or behaviors intended to create a greater sense of connection between teachers and students, can reduce the sense of... More

    pp. 89-94

  20. Shaping the learning management environment using evaluation

    Penelope Neuendorf & Anita Wesney, Canberra Institute of Technology, Australia

    Canberra Institute of Technology not only released a new online learning environment but also evaluated the effectiveness of it within the first year. This paper shows the thought behind the... More

    pp. 95-99