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A Leadership Challenge: Transforming Classrooms in Higher Education to On-Line Virtual Learning Environments
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 1301–1307
This paper reports theoretical perspectives about bringing technology to learning places in higher education, how classrooms should be redesigned to support diverse learning and pedagogical approaches to make learning conducive in virtual...
(2014) pp. 1–368
Many ideas and events led to the development of the TEC-VARIETY framework and the 100+ activities for motivating and retaining online learners described in this book. Much of it has its roots in the mid-1980s, long before most educators had ever...
(2009) pp. 1–155
As Internet access increases in Asia and the rest of the world, the use of e-learning has expanded to offer formal as well as informal educational opportunities that were previously not possible to hundreds of millions of learners.As access widens,...
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 1–17
As online education grows in popularity, the literature on such courses has expanded as dramatically. However, discussion of online tools specifically for composition instruction has received far less attention than general course-management systems ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3148–3155
Innovative use of technology can shed the limiting assumptions of the traditional product-oriented curriculum and push curricular goals beyond their current boundaries. Handheld computers can be very useful classroom management tools that allow the...
What are students learning from educational robotics? - Different Approaches to Educational Robotics
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2164–2171
The purpose of this paper is to introduce three approaches used with educational robotics - goal-oriented, thematic integrated curriculum, and project-based approaches, and the influence on student’s learning outcome by different approach. The...
Education Provision to Every One: Comparing Perspectives from around the World. BCES Conference Books, Volume 14, Number 2
Papers from the proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society were submitted in two volumes. Volume 1 contains papers submitted at the conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria, June 14-17, 2016. Volume 2 contains ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2266–2271
Distance education is changing and the requirements of media production to support distance learning are changing with it. The author is a manager in the media production unit of The Open University in the UK. The shift in Open University learning...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2486–2495
In this paper, the authors presents the results of a survey study of secondary students’ perceptions of useful and challenging characteristics (the follow-up interview study analysis is not quite ready at the time of this proposal). Data were...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 3466–3470
Certain processes mediate the impact of the cognitive consequences of technology in the school setting. As Seymour Papert proposed, it is critical to shift from learners engaging with institutional procedures to the institution engaging with the...
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 8, No. 4 (October 2016) pp. 17–33
This paper provides an overview of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and contextualizes them within the broader trends of open, informal and mobile learning. It then discuss Phonar Nation, a free, open, non-credit five-week photography course that ...
Conceptualising Information Literacy as Social Practice: A Study of Pregnant Women's Information Practices
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal Vol. 18, No. 2 (June 2013)
Introduction: The present study presents a view of information literacy not primarily as skill but as different practices, situated within specific social and institutional contexts. It suggests that questions of authority of knowledge are central...
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal Vol. 18, No. 3 (September 2013)
Introduction: This investigation opens with a description of why studying non-traditional, oral documents can inform efforts to extend traditional library and information science practices, of description, storage, and retrieval, to artefacts made...
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 16, No. 2 (2012) pp. 26–40
The purpose of this systematic review is to establish a comprehensive understanding of research trend and findings of the current studies focused on small group communication in post-secondary online courses. Comprehensive searching electronic...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2329–2333
Wikis are purposefully created to provide an open environment to users who want to share ideas and virtually collaborate on their work. One emerging Wiki technology, the Wikibook, is an interesting phenomenon finding its way into various educational ...
Topics: Educational Technology
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 265–277
In April of 2001, the president of MIT, Charles Vest, announced the establishment of a project for placing MIT course contents on the Web for free. In effect, this announcement started the OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement. Since that time, massive open ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 661–665
Visual representation of information is a very important part of communicating ideas, yet educators do not always utilize this cognitive tool as a part of the teaching and learning process. As instruction is moving more and more from a physical...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 8, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 438–445
As Internet access increases in Asia and the rest of the world, the use of e-learning has expanded to offer formal as well as informal educational opportunities that were previously not possible to hundreds of millions of learners. As access widens, ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4591–4594
Innovate: Journal of Online Education Vol. 1, No. 6 (August 2005)
Games like "Civilization III," a strategy game that allows players to create civilizations that stand the test of time, are attracting increasing attention in the educational community for their potential to support learning. A recent article in BBC ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 92–96
Using readily available writing and filing tools from a Web 2.0 provider (Google Docs), a group of authors faced the task of writing an intermediate-sized report. While the online tools give ample support for writing the primary texts, there is less ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 547–552
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 useful for EFL students. Furthermore, it also has a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3644–3649
After more than a decade of extensive learning on the Internet, especially the use of it to supplement and extend learning, it is time to push ahead with new data and predictions related to blended learning. We begin by sharing the results of two...
Topics: Educational Technology
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 127–131
As online colleges continue to grow, the debate about the benefits of online classes continues. This perspective, based on personal teaching experiences, shows that when students are given a framework for thinking that assists in organizing their...
International Journal of Technology in Education and Science Vol. 2, No. 1 (Nov 30, 2018) pp. 40–56
Teachers are concerned with creating students who enjoy reading and choose to read because research has proven engagement is necessary for long-term achievement (Baker, Dreher, & Guthrie, 2000). In addition to increasing reading engagement and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 720–727
This paper describes the results of a feature analysis aimed at evaluating how adequate hypermedia models, methodologies and systems are when applied to authoring for education. The requirements used in our work were identified by educational...
Review of Podcasting and Case Study of Issues and Solutions in using Podcasting in South East European University
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 354–358
The concepts of effective electronic content authoring and efficiency in acquiring and redistributing resources through podcasting offer various research opportunities. Podcasting can reduce search costs and efforts, thus lead to a greater level of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 581–589
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 context of electronic learning, there is now a tremendous...
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 5, No. 4 (1999) pp. 401–417
This paper reports the results of a breakout session focused on learner issues within the context of the ED-MEDIA '99 Seminar on WWW-based course-support systems. The authors summarize a large number of points that were discussed by the participants ...
Viewing Online Instructor Evaluation via Multiple Vantages: the Evaluator, the Instructor, the Academic Department, the Administration, and the Student Perspective
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 138–146
The prospect of being observed while teaching can provoke anxiety even in the most experienced instructors; however, many institutions of higher learning annually observe all faculty members on the basis of content and andragogical approach. What...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 179–184
This paper describes a task-centered curriculum for a Second Life university course taught winter quarter 2008. The students were primarily K-12 teachers pursuing their master’s degrees in instructional technology, math education, or counseling. The ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1139–1143
A study involving 124 master's degree students, all of them K-12 teachers, shows that teachers rose to the challenge, regardless of their level of technology expertise, when the major assignment of an online course was transformed from writing a...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 497–505
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 evaluation were to determine the overall effectiveness ...
Virtual Teams in a Synchronized Visual Learning Environment: Experiences of an Adjunct Learning Facilitator
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2009 (2009) pp. 111–127
This conference paper documents the experience for virtual learners in a Visual Learning Environment. A guided experience will be illustrated eCollege and Elluminate revealing an online learning environment for students at National University. This...
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2011 (2011) pp. 10–19
This paper introduces and demonstrates the creation of the Interactive Course Syllabus. The interactive course syllabus is designed to integrate learning, learning objectives, and learning objects into an important document that is presently...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan 01, 1984)
Languages: English, français, langue française/French
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 1681–1686
This study is the third in a series of studies looking at the influence of manga (Japanese Comics) character as pedagogical agent on multimedia learning. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of manga agents, as compared with human...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 2139–2143
This study presents socio-cognitive dynamics of knowledge building in synchronous online debate. Based on the twelve socio-cognitive determinants of knowledge building (Scardamalila, 2004), results present the evidence of seven knowledge building...
OOPS, Turning MIT Opencourseware into Chinese: An analysis of a community of practice of global translators
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 8, No. 3 (Dec 05, 2007)
An all-volunteer organization called the Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS), headquartered in Taiwan, was initially designed to translate open source materials from MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) site into Chinese. Given the recent plethora ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 3715–3720
Making annotations is a constructive cognitive effort to manifest existing knowledge and to foster understanding. Hence, annotating is one of the most employed learning techniques. Scribbling comments on the margin of books, highlighting important...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 411–428
Electronic performance support system (EPSS) technology provides a powerful mechanism for helping end-users operate complex systems. This article describes and discusses some research we have undertaken to explore their potential within academic...
The Use of Weblogs in Learning and Assessment in Chinese Higher Education: Possibilities and Potential Problems
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 41–65
Weblogs are beginning to be used in educational settings in China, sending hope for changes in both learning and assessment. This article summarizes two recent Weblogs studies involving new ideas of student assessment in China. While these case...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2017) pp. 5–27
Online learning has never been more popular than it is today. Due to the rapid growth of online instruction at colleges and universities, questions about the effectiveness of online courses have been raised. In this paper, we suggest guidelines for...
Gee's Learning Principles for Good Games: An Analysis of how Gee's Learning Principles meets Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 159–167
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 improved gaming platforms and environments that captivate...
International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 1–20
A model is presented to evaluate the usefulness of learning objects for industry oriented learning environments that emphasise training university graduates for job opportunities in a competitive industry oriented economy. Knowledge workers of the...
AACE Journal Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 113–125
Rapid increases in knowledge and technology call for the use of such tools as a personal digital assistant (PDA) to increase the quality of education and student performance. PDAs evolved from personal organizers, but today’s handhelds can be...
AACE Journal Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 251–270
The purpose of this paper is to report on the professional development model of Teacher Institute for Curriculum Knowledge about Integration of Technology (TICKIT). This paper will situate the TICKIT model with past findings from professional...
Topics: technology, Technology integration, k-12, teacher education, Integration, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum, teacher training, Professional Development, faculty development, problem based learning, Inclusive Education
A comparison study of web-based and traditional instruction on pre-service teachers’ knowledge of fractions
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 257–279
This study investigated the comparative efficiency of Web-based instruction (WBI) and traditional teaching methods on preservice teachers’ fraction knowledge. Students’ knowledge of fractions was measured using a Fraction Knowledge Test. The test...
The Role of Incentives in Facilitating the Integration of an Online Learning System into Pedagogical Practices: A Human Performance Technology Perspective
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2009 (2009) pp. 128–136
This paper summarized findings from an empirical study that evaluated the effectiveness of a technology incentive project, MEET, on facilitating the adoption of a web technology CCC Confer among college instructors. Results show that teachers’...
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2007 (2007) pp. 116–125
Simulations are a part of our social and cultural environment; some children grow up playing simulated online games and continue the practice throughout college. However, few educators are experimenting with simulations. Simulations might be used in ...