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  1. Humanising eLearning using Illustrated Characters

    Barry Kayton, Bright Sparks, South Africa; Steve Vosloo, Shuttleworth Foundation, South Africa

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2647–2651

    Kusasa, a new open source, constructivist elearning project is to be piloted in South Africa (SA) in April 2008. Two factors prompted the project: a shortage of skilled mathematics and science... More

    pp. 2647-2651

  2. An Automatic Unit Testing and Performance Measurement Environment for Computer Science Students

    Peter Paul Beran, Jürgen Mangler, Martin Polaschek, Erich Schikuta & Helmut Wanek, University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science, Austria

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2230–2237

    In our paper we introduce a tool to facilitate the communication and interaction between teachers and computer science students. To improve the transparency and minimize the efforts for both ... More

    pp. 2230-2237

  3. Musicland: an Edutainment to Train Listening Abilities

    Pierpaolo Di Bitonto & Veronica Rossano, University of Bari - Department of Computer Science, Italy

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2158–2164

    In the vast editorial world of off-line and on-line multimedia, the video game has taken on a particular importance nowadays. It has become a part of contemporary culture and an object of study by... More

    pp. 2158-2164

  4. From design to narrative: the development of inquiry-based learning models

    Gráinne Conole, Eileen Scanlon, Lucinda Kerawalla & Paul Mulholland, The Open University, United Kingdom; Stamatin Anastopoulou, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; Canan Blake, The Open University, United Kingdom

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2065–2074

    The University of Nottingham and the Open University are partners in a ca. £1.2m project to help school students learn the skills of modern science. The three-year project, Personal Inquiry (PI) (... More

    pp. 2065-2074

  5. Navigation Support Mechanisms for Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning Environments

    Chuang-Kai Chiou, Institute of Engineering and Science, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan, ROC, Taiwan; Chao-Hsiang Chen & Judy C.R. Tseng, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan, ROC, Taiwan; Gwo-Jen Hwang, Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan, Tainan, 700, Taiwan, R.O.C., Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2056–2064

    In ubiquitous learning environments, learning resources are realistic objects in real fields. Certain physical constraints, like population control and traveling time along resources, as well as... More

    pp. 2056-2064

  6. The Architectural Impact of Virtual Communities on LMSs

    Nicola Villa, University of Trento, Laboratory of Maieutics, Italy; Luigi Colazzo & Andrea Molinari, University of Trento, Dept. Computer and Management Sciences, Italy

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1851–1859

    The paper presents our experience in the construction of Learning Management Systems based on the (virtual) community metaphor, and the consequences of this choice on the architectural aspects of... More

    pp. 1851-1859

  7. An Approach to Enable Collective Intelligence in Digital Repositories

    Martin Memmel, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI GmbH, Germany; Martin Wolpers, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Computer Science Department, Belgium; Eleftheria Tomadaki, The Open University, Knowledge Media Institute, United Kingdom

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1803–1811

    A significant amount of digital resources used to support workers and learners in their daily tasks is stored in digital repositories. Metadata about these resources is usually automatically... More

    pp. 1803-1811

  8. Applying pedagogical considerations in developing online material for a distance learning Computer Science Foundation course

    Thanos Hatziapostolou, CITY College, Affiliated Institution of the University of Sheffield, Greece; Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Reserach Centre (SEERC), Research Centre of the University of Sheffield and CITY College, Greece

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1731–1738

    Distance learning has reached a sufficient level of maturity that it has made it acceptable. Online teaching environments, multimedia educational systems and numerous forms of technology allow... More

    pp. 1731-1738

  9. Tangible User Interface Design for Portable Robots for Music Education: A Preliminary Study of Users’ Needs Analysis

    Yi-hsuan Wang, Graduate Institute of E-learning Technology, Taiwan; Shelley S. C. Young, stitute of Information Systems and Applications, Taiwan; Jyh-Shing Roger Jang, Institute of Computer Science National Tsing Hua University,Taiwan, Taiwan; Chiann-ru Song, Department of Communication & Graduate Institute of Telecommunications National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1617–1622

    Abstract: This study is intended to design a tangible music learning companion/robot to enhance the music learning as well as appreciation training for primary school students. Through taking the... More

    pp. 1617-1622

  10. Usability Engineering of Multimedia Support System for Students with Deafness in Thailand

    Onintra Poobrasert, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada; Nick Cercone, Faculty of Science & Engineering York University, Canada

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1472–1477

    Abstract: The objectives of previous research are to examine the effectiveness of a multimedia support system in the teaching of finger spelling to eighth grade high school students with deafness... More

    pp. 1472-1477

  11. A Comparative Evaluation of Linear and Fisheye Views of Source Code

    Sureeporn Lohphongphaibul, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Thammasat University (Rangsit) Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Prathumthani, 12121, Thailand

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1428–1433

    Understanding of and navigating in programs are very essential activities in software development. It is very helpful to have tools to aid software developers to navigate and comprehend programs... More

    pp. 1428-1433

  12. Is new necessarily good? Testing usability of the new Office 2007 user interface

    Luigi Colazzo & Andrea Molinari, University of Trento, Dept. Computer and Management Sciences, Italy; Sara Tomasini, University of Trento, Laboratory of Maieutics, Italy

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1371–1379

    In this paper we present a preliminary usability test of Microsoft™ Office 2007 new interface. It is interesting to consider the impact of this radical change in a well-known UI like Microsoft... More

    pp. 1371-1379

  13. Electronic messaging in collaborative e-learning environments. A method to assess two key factors of communication quality: HCI and language

    Michele Notari, PHBern- School of Teacher Education; University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland; Stefan Minder, Institute of Medical Education; University of Bern, Switzerland

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 1098–1104

    In many publications in the field of computer-supported communication / collaboration, participants in their research are required to have a comparable capability to formulate and write down... More

    pp. 1098-1104

  14. Creation of the Digital Media Design and Development Center At Eastern Washington University

    Linda Kieffer & Kandyce Moore, Eastern Washington Un iversity, United States

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 721–723

    Abstract: The story of the creation of an interdisciplinary center using project-based learning to provide computer science and visual communication design students with real world experience. ... More

    pp. 721-723

  15. Towards an Active Curriculum for Computer Science

    Sonja Kabicher, Michael Derntl & Renate Motschnig, University of Vienna, Austria

    EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 394–402

    This paper addresses the challenges resulting from the design and implementation of a modular, flexible curriculum for computer science. It is intended to share the processes and structures that... More

    pp. 394-402

  16. Searching Algorithm Using Bayesian Updates

    Kyle Caudle, US Naval Academy, United States

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 19–29

    In late October 1967, the USS Scorpion was lost at sea, somewhere between the Azores and Norfolk Virginia. Dr. Craven of the U.S. Navy’s Special Projects Division is credited with using Bayesian... More

    pp. 19-29

  17. Using Automatic Speech Recognition to Dictate Mathematical Expressions: The Development of the “TalkMaths” Application at Kingston University.

    Angela Wigmore, Gordon Hunter, Eckhard Pflügel & James Denholm-Price, Faculty of Computing Information Systems and Mathematics, Kingston University, United Kingdom; Vincent Binelli, École des Mines de Douai, France

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 177–189

    Speech technology – especially automatic speech recognition – has now advanced to a level where it can be of great benefit both to able-bodied people and those with various disabilities. In this... More

    pp. 177-189

  18. Integrating a Tutoring Model into the Training of Prospective Computer Science Teachers

    Noa Ragonis & Orit Hazzan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 309–339

    This paper offers a tutoring model its objective is to develop and establish the pedagogical-disciplinary knowledge of prospective computer science teachers with respect to guiding learners in... More

    pp. 309-339

  19. Problem Solving Examples as First Class Objects in Educational Digital Libraries: Three Obstacles to Overcome

    Peter Brusilovsky, Michael Yudelson & I-Han Hsiao, University of Pittsburgh, United States

    Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 267–288

    The paper analyzes three major problems encountered by our team as we endeavored to turn problem solving examples in the domain of programming into highly reusable educational activities, which... More

    pp. 267-288

  20. Assessment Using Multi-Criteria Decision Approach for “Higher Order Skills” Learning Domains

    Sadhu Balasundaram Ramakishnan & Balakrishnan Ramadoss, National Institute of Technology, India

    International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 8, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 241–262

    Over the past several decades, a wider range of assessment strategies has gained prominence in classrooms, including complex assessment items such as individual or group projects, student journals ... More

    pp. 241-262