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ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

Jun 30, 2008 Volume 2008, Number 1

Editors

Joseph Luca; Edgar R. Weippl

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 908

  1. Implementing an Augmented Reality Application for Science Subject in Malaysian Smart Schools: The Prospect in Teaching and Learning Astronomy.

    Safurah Abdul Jalil, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Ilish Asmin Samin, Multimedia College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Khaizuran Abdul Jalil, International Islamic University, Malaysia

    This paper proposes an evaluation plan to explore the prospect of a new learning application which implements augmented reality (AR) technology for teaching and learning astronomy based on the... More

    pp. 4-9

  2. Measuring Motivation in the Instruction Developed for Blended Courses

    Omur Akdemir & Ozgur Murat Colakoglu, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Turkey

    The short transition from the sole use of face-to-face courses to the blended courses might lead individuals to think that adequate time is not provided for the instructional design processes ... More

    pp. 10-15

  3. The Austrian Perspective on Educational Media, Part 1

    Heidrun Allert, Forum Neue Medien Austria - Präsidium, Austria

    The Austrian national e-learning network “Forum Neue Medien Austria”, founded in 2000, aims to implement a sustainable e-learning strategy at universities in Austria. It organizes a symposium... More

    pp. 16-19

  4. The Austrian Perspective on Educational Media, Part 2

    Heidrun Allert, Forum Neue Medien Austria - Präsidium, Austria

    The Austrian national e-learning network “Forum Neue Medien Austria”, founded in 2000, aims to implement a sustainable e-learning strategy at universities in Austria. It organizes a symposium... More

    pp. 20-23

  5. Barriers to Internet Adoption among Faculty in Saudi Arabian Universities

    Khawla Al-Wehaibi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia; Areej Al-Wabil, City University London, Saudi Arabia; Amany Alshawi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia; Zainab Alshankity, King Fahad Medical City, Saudi Arabia

    This paper examines problems that faculty members experience in their adoption and use of Internet technologies in teaching, communication, and research. It was found that the most common barriers ... More

    pp. 24-33

  6. The Insula Europae Project – A Multimedia Application Portal for Teaching the History of European Integration

    Fabrizio Boldini & Maria Rita Bracchini, Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca, Italy; Philippos Pouyioutas, Emilios Solomou & Christina Ioannou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    This paper presents the Insula Europae project which has resulted in an e-learning portal. By making use of video, audio and animation, this interactive application presents various important... More

    pp. 34-41

  7. Assessment of eLearning Techniques in VET within Leonardo da Vinci European Program. The Romanian Showcase

    Mihai Caramihai & Irina Severin, ANPCDEFP, Romania

    The Leonardo da Vinci European Program contributes to the implementation of the vocational training policy for the Community, which supports and enhances the actions of European countries. Its aim ... More

    pp. 42-47

  8. Motivational Measure of the Instruction Compared: Instruction Based on the ARCS Motivation Theory versus Traditional Instruction in Blended Courses

    Ozgur M. Colakoglu & Omur Akdemir, Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Turkey

    ARCS Motivation Theory was proposed to guide instructional designers and teachers who develop their own instruction to integrate motivational design strategies into the instruction. The purpose of ... More

    pp. 48-53

  9. Standards-Based Reform using a Teacher E-Portfolio System: A Case Study of Pre-Service Teachers in Northern Ireland

    Pamela Cowan, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

    Initiatives in e-learning and teacher education across the UK and Europe (DfES, 2005, EC, 2001, HEFCE, 2007, DE, 2004, GTCNI, 2007) led to a unique collaboration between representatives from... More

    pp. 54-63

  10. Opening Our Eyes: E-Learning for Isolated Australians

    Stephen Crump, University of Newcastle, Australia

    E-learning for isolated Australians has allowed them in their own words, to “open their eyes” to the rest of Australia, and the world. In 2003, students and families in rural and remote areas of... More

    pp. 64-73

  11. The REACT© software program: a promising way to surmount the technical and educational challenges associated with interactive distance learning in Australia

    Brian Devlin, Charles darwin University, Australia

    This paper complements another ED-MEDIA 2008 presentation which explains how e-learning has helped to reduce the isolation of rural and remote Australians as they engage in interactive distance e... More

    pp. 74-83

  12. Crossing the Discipline Divide: Building Learning Contexts

    Malcolm Field, Michael Vallance & Toshio Yamamoto, Future University - Hakodate, Japan

    In this paper we discuss the continuing, iterative process of creating an inter-disciplinary course linking Communication and Design Technology. Although technology is an integral component of the ... More

    pp. 84-89

  13. Linking students globally through ICT Project-Based Learning

    Soon Fook Fong, Muniandy Balakrishnan & Atan Hanafi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Khar Thoe Ng, SEAMEO-RECSAM, Malaysia; Kean Chern Fong, Australian National University, Australia

    This paper discusses on the indicators of best practices of an international program - Science Across Asia Pacific, part of Science Across the World (SAAP/SAW, http://www.scienceacross.org ). ... More

    pp. 90-93

  14. E-learning economics: A European corporate perspective

    Gianfranco Giulioni, Edgardo Bucciarelli & Domenico Scamuffa, University of Chieti-Pescara Department of Quantitative Methods and Economic Theory, Italy

    The aim of the paper is to provide a preliminary analysis of the economic dynamics of corporate e-learning activities. Due to its capabilities to distribute training and critical information to... More

    pp. 94-99

  15. Assessing Needs and Providing Recommendations for the design of a Virtual Community of Practice for HIV/AIDS Healthcare Professionals

    Elizabeth Hanlis, eHanlis Inc., Canada; Paul Abbass, Merck Frosst Canada Ltd., Canada

    An extensive needs assessment and literature review was conducted to determine the feasibility of a virtual community of practice for HIV/AIDS Healthcare Professionals in Canada. The results of... More

    pp. 100-108

  16. Can the European Language Portfolio be utilized in the Japanese context? An Analysis of the Theories and Contextual Differences for Developing an E-Portfolio

    Yoshikazu Ishibashi, School of Cyber Society and Culture, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan

    This study reports an interim finding for developing an e-portfolio, which is going to be used for supporting the Japanese university students’ English learning, based on the European Language... More

    pp. 109-116

  17. Evaluation of The Intelligent Classes In North Cyprus

    Huseyin Yaratan, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey; Aytekin Isman, Sakarya University, Turkey; Hale Alibaba Erden & Hamit Caner, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey; Ozlem Canan, Sakarya University, Turkey

    As importance of technology has been realized by the administrators working for the ministry of Education, they have started being active by establishing smart classrooms to some schools since... More

    pp. 117-122

  18. Social Barriers: A Study of Teacher Candidates of Using Technology

    Aytekin Isman, Zeliha Demir, Ozlem Canan & Onur Isbulan, Sakarya University, Turkey

    In this century, technology and society affect to each other. For this reason, people should respect technology and society together. Innovation of technology has influenced the structure of... More

    pp. 123-128

  19. Waltzing from Needs and Necessity to Comfort and Convenience: Online and Distance Learning at the Upper Secondary Level

    Solveig Jakobsdottir, Iceland University of Education; University of Iceland, Iceland

    Administrators in all 29 high schools/junior colleges in Iceland were contacted in the fall of 2005 and again in the fall of 2006 and interviewed regarding distance learning (DL) and uses of... More

    pp. 129-134

  20. NTET (National Teachers’ Skill Test in Applied Educational Technology in Secondary and Elementary School) in China: Background, Content and Practice

    Jiyou Jia, Department of Educational Technology, School of Education, Peking University, China

    We introduce the Chinese NTET (National Teachers’ Skill Test in Applied Educational Technology in Secondary and Elementary School). With the background that the government has invested much in the ... More

    pp. 135-144


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