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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. Future of Open Courseware; A Case Study

    Thieme Hennis, Wim Veen & Ellen Sjoer, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

    In 2007, Delft University of Technology started Delft OCW (Open Courseware), a project with the objective of publishing educational resources online. This paper focuses on the future of this... More

    pp. 686-696

  2. FH-Cluster for Implementing eLearning-Strategies and -Activities at Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences

    Kurt Hoffmann, FHS KufsteinTirol BildungsGmbH, Austria; Jutta Pauschenwein, FH Joanneum, Austria

    Within the Austrian network of universities in eLearning, called FNM-Austria, nine Austrian universities of applied sciences developed in a cooperative way components for their individual... More

    pp. 697-700

  3. The Variety of ICT Utilization in Expert Teachers

    Tatsuya Horita & Hitoshi Nakagawa, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan; Haruo Kurokami, Kansai University, Japan

    A questionnaire survey, observation of lesson and interview survey to for ICT expert elementary teachers revealed that they could distinguish when and where to use ICT. ICT is commonly used to... More

    pp. 701-706

  4. A Case Study in Curriculum Development: Design and Evaluation of a New Course incorporating CALL and Fieldwork Research

    Yasushige Ishikawa, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan; Miki Nishu, Ritsumeikan University, Japan; Masayuki Murakami, Craig Smith & Hidenori Shimomura, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan

    At Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, English Seminar, a new first-year English for Academic Purposes course was introduced in April 2006. English Seminar, a full academic year, three-hour per... More

    pp. 707-716

  5. Investigating the relationships of social presence, satisfaction and learning achievement in the blended learning environment

    Myunghee Kang & Jeein Kang, Ewha Womans University, Korea (South)

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships of the social presence level, satisfaction and learning outcomes in a blended learning. This study was conducted with forty-six... More

    pp. 717-720

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

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

    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

  7. The Affordances of Synchronous Web-based Conferencing Technology for Research-focused Universities: A Pilot Study

    Yin Wah Kreher, Syracuse University, United States

    Abstract: This paper will center on a pilot study about the trial implementation of a web-based conferencing technology tool in a large northeastern private American university in the fall of 2007.... More

    pp. 724-729

  8. Blended Learning Strategies for Methodology Education in an Austrian Social Science Setting

    Elke Mader, Philipp Budka, Elisabeth Anderl, Johann Stockinger & Ernst Halbmayer, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria

    In a changing European educational landscape, e-learning strategies become important tools to cross national and disciplinary boundaries. This paper introduces the first strategic e-learning... More

    pp. 730-738

  9. Reversing the Pattern of Low Performance in College Algebra Using the National Center for Academic Transformations’ Roadmap to Redesign Approach

    A. Dale Magoun, Azime Saydam, Charlotte Owens, Elizabeth Smith & Stephen Richters, University of Louisiana at Monroe, United States

    Integrating technology into the ollege-level classroom has recently received much attention from the National Center for Academic Transformation NCAT). Under their roadmap to redesign (R2R)... More

    pp. 739-744

  10. Challenges to effective University library services in an automated environment in Tanzania: a way to address the increasing students’ enrollment rate

    Juma James Masele, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Discusses challenges towards automated library services provision under automated environments in Tanzania’s Universities. Gives historical perspective of IT application in provision of... More

    pp. 745-754

  11. A case study on implementing Portfolios and ePortfolios: more than a learning curve

    Des Matejka, Jennifer Hardy & Christine Dennis, ACU National, Australia

    Abstract.In October 2005 the School of Education and the School of Nursing (NSW), at an Australian university were awarded jointly, a teaching and learning grant. The general goal of the project... More

    pp. 755-760

  12. ViCO – A Virtual Consulting Office on Information Communication Technologies Developments for Higher Education Academic Staff, Students and Graduates.

    Paraskevi Mentzelou, Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki, Greece; Dimitris Drogidis, School Consultant of Primiry Education, Greece; Savvatou Moutsoglou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

    Abstract. Today’s Higher Education academic staff, students and graduates need to be continuously informed on ICT’s innovations and developments in their specialization and on market needs. The... More

    pp. 761-765

  13. Combining the Best of Television, Forensic Science, and Multimedia Pedagogy: Creating a CSI Website

    Leslie Miller & Kelly Biddle, Rice University, United States; Charlie Walter, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, United States

    A grant from the National Science Foundation provided support to develop a CSI forensics web adventure to accompany a traveling museum exhibit. Each partner organization represented a distinct... More

    pp. 766-770

  14. The Three-humped Camel --- MIT's Transition to an Online Subject Evaluation System

    Amitava Mitra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States; Norm Wright, MIT affiliate, United States; Mary Enterline, Peter Wilkins & Rosanne Santucci, MIT, United States; David Orr, MIT affiliate, United States

    Moving from a paper-based subject evaluation system to an on-line system is fraught with peril. The findings at MIT are that the business and cultural issues outweigh the technical and that the... More

    pp. 771-778

  15. Use of Cognitive Orientation of Museum (COM) Tool to Support Visitor-Centered Learning in Museums

    Motoko Okumoto & Hiroshi Kato, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan

    Cognitive orientation of museum (COM) is an interpretation tool, which has been developed to enable museum visitors to derive greater utility from their visit by managing their learning more user... More

    pp. 779-786

  16. Relationships between Affective Style, Attitude towards E-Learning, and Effectiveness of an Online Training System

    Brenda Padilla & Ma. Concepcion Rodríguez, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico

    During recent years, information technologies have been introduced in the formation of human resources. However, this has been scarcely researched, even less in Mexican organizational environments.... More

    pp. 787-792

  17. Implementation and Assessment of Videoconferencing Sessions in Earth and Life Sciences: The Case of the Agricultural University of Athens

    George Papadopoulos, Iro Voulgari & Eleni Houssou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece

    In the Agricultural University of Athens a project was completed aiming to investigate whether and how the peculiarities and the difficulties encountered in the teaching and learning process in... More

    pp. 793-802

  18. Driving Institutional Reform: A Framework for Instigating Change with Technology

    Maria-Christiana Papaefthimiou, Clare McCullagh & Ryan Bird, University of Reading, United Kingdom

    The University of Reading has developed an approach to achieve a transformation of its institutional quality management processes by harnessing the enabling role of educational technology. Quality ... More

    pp. 803-810

  19. The Stellenbosch University footprint: Expanding the use of ICT to support postgraduate education opportunities

    Tom Park & Antoinette Van der Merwe, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

    This paper presents a case study on the use of ICT to expand the Stellenbosch University footprint, especially as regards the expansion of educational opportunities at postgraduate level. The... More

    pp. 811-820

  20. Initial Findings from a Large-Scale, Longitudinal Study of First-Year Learners’ Experience of ePortfolios

    Susi Peacock, Susan Murray & Kate Morss, Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom

    ePortfolios are one of the latest web 2.0 tools available to educators in tertiary education. Their application and popularity are growing rapidly in Europe and North America in all subject areas (... More

    pp. 821-825


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