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ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

June 2006 Volume 2006, Number 1

Editors

Elaine Pearson; Paul Bohman

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 503

  1. The Design and Development of Second Generation Learning Objects

    Tom Boyle, Learning Technology Research Institute (LTRI), United Kingdom

    The concept of learning objects has had considerable international impact. There is ambiguity in the use of the term, but in general it refers to small, reusable units of learning. The primary... More

    pp. 2-12

  2. Internet Use among Education Faculty Members in Jordanian Public Universities

    Mansour Aldojan, Ohio University, United States

    The objective of the study was to examine and determine how often, what types of Internet tool is used on a daily basis, and the degree of satisfaction of education faculty members in Jordanian... More

    pp. 13-18

  3. The Diffusion and Individulas' Adoption of Telecommunications Projects in the United Arab Emirates

    Qais Al-Tamimi, UAE University, United Arab Emirates

    The diffusion of and individuals' adoption of telecommunications projects in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Media City (DMC), Dubai Internet City (DIC), and Knowledge Village (KV) are modern... More

    p. 19

  4. Teaching Usability Online: the USABLE experience

    Davide Bolchini, TEC-Lab, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, Switzerland; Alessandro Inversini, eLab, University of Lugano, Switzerland; Lorenzo Cantoni, TEC-Lab, Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Lugano, Switzerland; Sissel Guttormsen, IML, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

    USABLE (USability Analysis through Blended LEarning) is an on-going Swiss Virtual Campus-funded project aiming at offering a blended-learning course on usability for web applications. The course... More

    pp. 20-30

  5. Gendered access to and uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in South Africa: higher education experiences in the Western Cape

    Cheryl Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Research about gender differences in computer access and use is contradictory. At one level it has been suggested that the gap between male and female use of ICTs no longer exists; at another that ... More

    pp. 31-38

  6. The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Technology Application Competencies for US K-12 Teachers

    Linlin Irene Chen, University of Houston Downtown, United States

    The Act of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) of 2001 requires teachers to meet the criteria of "Highly Qualified Status" in subjects they will be teaching. The effect has trickled down to various... More

    p. 39

  7. The Analysis of a Courseware Quality Framework for e-Learning

    Ming-Puu Chen & Kuo-En Chang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    In Taiwan, an e-Learning Courseware Certification service is provided by the Quality Service Center of the e-Learning Network Science Park to distinguish and promote well-designed e-Learning... More

    pp. 40-45

  8. Primary Teachers' Competence and Confidence Level regarding the Use of ICT

    Fernando Costa & Helena Peralta, University of Lisbon, Portugal

    The aim of this paper is to present a qualitative multiple case study research on primary school teachers' competence and confidence level regarding the use of ICT in the teaching and learning... More

    pp. 46-52

  9. Global Teacher

    Renato Doria, Universidade de Brasília, Brazil

    In Brasil we live two situations needing change: The first one relates to help our public school local teacher with rich mathematical content that can help them improve their classes and the... More

    pp. 53-57

  10. Diffusion Patterns of ICT-based Pedagogical Innovations

    Alona Forkosh Baruch, David Mioduser & Rafi Nachmias, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

    In this paper two patterns of ICT-based pedagogical innovations are presented and analyzed: "islands of innovation" and "school-wide implementations." Our study focused on: levels and domains of... More

    pp. 58-66

  11. Up on a Straight Line? ICT-Related Skill Development of Icelandic Students

    Solveig Jakobsdottir, Iceland University of Education, Iceland

    In this presentation a comparison will be made of results of three studies on student computer use (grades 7 to 10): from 1998, 2002, and 2004 (557, 797, and 325 students respectively). Data were ... More

    pp. 67-74

  12. Evaluation Criteria of Digital Educational Materials in Support sites

    Mihoko Kamei, Sugiyama Jogakuew University, Japan; Tadashi Inagaki, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan; Kenji Inoue, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences, Japan

    As the digital learning material through the Internet increases, it becomes crucial to support teachers and help them to select and use them efficiently. Educational portal sites have been a... More

    pp. 75-79

  13. The Future of Blended Learning in Corporate and Other Training Settings in the UK, US, China, Taiwan, and Korea

    Kyong-Jee Kim, Portland State University, United States; Tingting Zeng, Roehampton University, United Kingdom; Su Jin Son & YaTing Teng, University of Illinois, United States; Eun Jung Oh, University of Georgia, United States

    In this session, the presenters will report the findings of a survey of the current status and future trends of blended learning in corporate settings across different cultures. About 400 adults... More

    pp. 80-82

  14. Mobile Technology Applications in the Korean Higher Education

    Shin Ja Kim & Aekyung Chung, Ewha Womens University, Korea (South)

    The purpose of this article is to investigate the four main issues that arise during the use of mobile technologies and devices in the learning environment. The key issues addressed in this paper... More

    pp. 83-88

  15. Leadership and Learning with ICT. Voices from the Profession: what Australian School Leaders Say

    Kathryn Moyle, University of Canberra, Australia

    'Leadership matters' and 'start with the pedagogies, not the technologies', say Australian educators. This paper provides an overview of what a cross-section of Australia's educational leaders saw,... More

    pp. 89-96

  16. Multi-lingual Website for Foreign Visitors to Kyoto based on Students' Group Work

    Masayuki Murakami, Shinichi Sasaki, Yuzuki Hirayama & Stewart Wachs, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan

    Kyoto University of Foreign Studies teamed with Kyoto city and started the "Kyoto Research Project" from September 2004. The concept of this project is "adapting Kyoto's culture for foreigners"... More

    pp. 97-101

  17. Developing English Learning Software for Students by Students

    Reiko Okada & Mitsuo Hirokawa, Tokai University Junior College, Japan; Tomoyasu Nakanishi, Musashino Art University, Japan

    Many students at Tokai University Junior College, as in other low- to low-intermediate level colleges in Japan, are either not confident or not motivated to study English because of their passive, ... More

    pp. 102-108

  18. Integrating Web into Training: An In-service Program in Turkey

    M. Yasar Ozden, Nuray Temur Gedik & Aslihan Kocaman, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    The aim of this study is to present an online training program. This project was designed with the cooperation of Middle East Technical University (METU) and Police Department in Turkey. The aim... More

    pp. 109-114

  19. Web Based Automated Essay Grading System Using LSA Method for Indonesian Language with Most Important Word

    Anak Agung Putri Ratna, Electrical Engineering Department University of Indonesia, Indonesia

    In the e-learning system, there are online grading system and automated grading system. One of automated grading system is automated essay grading. The methods used in automated essay grading... More

    pp. 115-120

  20. Integration of eLearning in Romanian Technical Universities

    Radu Vasiu, Nicolae Robu, Diana Andone, Marian Bucos & Mihai Onita, “Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania, Romania

    The higher education system in Romania has seen a series of transformations which reflect European tendencies but also the growth of the Romanian economy. These changes affect also Distance... More

    pp. 121-126


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