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E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Nov 17, 2008 Volume 2008, Number 1

Editors

Curtis J. Bonk; Mimi Miyoung Lee; Tom Reynolds

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 689

  1. Bridging the Digital Divide: A Case Study in Technology Infusion into a Teacher Education Curriculum

    Nada Mach, James Cantor, John Davis, Peter Desberg & Diane Hembacher, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States

    Within the College of Education of a diverse urban university the authors designed a case study to examine the variables affecting the infusion of technology into methods courses, and subsequently ... More

    pp. 1024-1029

  2. Landscaping e-learning research agenda in the light of Open Educational Resources

    Matete Madiba, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

    Abstract: A recent announcement of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration http://www.capetowndeclaration.org/ in South Africa demonstrates that the open education movement is making its way into ... More

    pp. 1030-1035

  3. Virtual outreach through virtual worlds: A model for attracting and keeping women in computing

    Jan Mahar, The Pennsylvania State University, United States; Margaret Corbit & Jennifer Wofford, Cornell University, United States

    This Best Practices session will detail a trial site implementation of a virtual world outreach program at Penn State University. Under the direction of a PSU faculty member, volunteer instructors ... More

    pp. 1036-1041

  4. Rural Resource: Professional Development in ESL for Teachers at a Distance

    Jane Carol Manner & Diane Rodriguez, East Carolina University, United States

    Rural teachers increasingly encounter the need to differentiate instruction for second language learners, but find they need additional preparation in order to provide this instruction... More

    pp. 1042-1047

  5. Tools for on line office hours

    Jon Margerum-Leys, Eastern Michigan University, United States

    The phrase ‘office hours’ is well understood in the context of traditional face to face settings. But what does this phrase mean for on line courses? This best practices session will showcase a... More

    p. 1048

  6. Secondary School Entrepreneurs Employ Electronic Tools in Building, Managing, and Growing their Business

    Douglas McCadden, Sean Lynch, Corey Russell, David Brown & Sharon Gerrish, Maine School of Science and Mathematics, United States

    Abstract: Three teenage, high school entrepreneurs from a residential, magnet, high school in the Northeastern United States bring to the table their experiences with electronic communications,... More

    pp. 1049-1051

  7. Serving virtual microscope slides through a web-based platform for the teaching of microscopic anatomy

    Stephen McCullough, Aisling Keane & Peter Hamilton, The Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom

    Abstract The use of virtual microscopy as an aid to the teaching of microscopic anatomy in our institution is described. In particular, the application of the PathXL™ management web-based... More

    pp. 1052-1060

  8. Web 2.0 for Global Connections of Educators

    Sarah McPherson, New York Institute of Technology, United States; John Castellani, Johns Hopkins University, United States

    The purpose of the project is to develop guidelines for cross-national communities using web 2.0 tools. Using a ning called Global Connections 2008, www.globalconnections2008.ning.com for spring... More

    pp. 1061-1066

  9. Integrating Lecture Recording with an LMS: An Implementation Report

    Robert Mertens, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany; Nils Birnbaum, Markus Ketterl & Rüdiger Rolf, Zentrum virtUOS, University of Osnabrück, Germany

    The most obvious approach for integrating lecture recordings into a learning management system (LMS) is adding lecture videos to a course’s presence in the LMS. Delivery of lecture recordings and... More

    pp. 1067-1074

  10. Learning Styles and Blended Learning: Challenges and Opportunities in Distance Education Environment

    Konrad Michalski, Athabasca University, Canada

    Abstract: Blended learning that facilitates variety of learning and teaching styles has a very important role in distance education environment. Distance education presents opportunities and... More

    pp. 1075-1082

  11. The Core of a Semiotic Laboratory

    Paulo Miguel & Gilmar Barreto, UNICAMP-University of Campinas, Brazil

    This paper describes a reference for an e-learning software design implementation. It can be used in education of chemical subjects as well as electrical, mechanical, clinical engineering and... More

    pp. 1083-1092

  12. Classroom Lectures to iTunes U: How Professors Can Distribute Lectures Through iTunes

    Kunio Mitsuma, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, United States

    This paper describes how professors can make a video of each lecture, save it onto an iPod in real time while they are in the classroom, and later distribute the video through iTunes U—a special... More

    pp. 1093-1096

  13. Moodle-ing skill acquisition: a constructivist collaborative approach to translation teaching

    Manuela Motta, ETI - Université de Genève, Switzerland

    Operating in a blended socio-constructivist student-centered collaborative learning environment for the teaching of conference interpreting proved a successful and stimulating experience, so that... More

    pp. 1097-1102

  14. Hybrid Approaches to the Development of ePortfolio Learning Communities

    Jacqueline Mumford, Robert Dunnerstick & Constance Smith, Walsh University, United States

    This paper addresses the development of best practices regarding the evolution and implementation of electronic learning communities in the teacher education program at a private Catholic... More

    pp. 1103-1108

  15. Teacher Development Programs in English through Media Convergence of Technologies in Eritrea

    Cshn Murthy, IMS, IMS Campus, A-8B, Sector 62 Noida, India

    Teacher development programs for teaching English have to be simpler and cost effective for a country like Eritrea, which emerged out of colonial rule only a decade ago. The paper explores the... More

    pp. 1109-1116

  16. The knowledge circulated - organizational system for e-Learning management - Focusing on Know-How of contents-construction methods -

    Naomi Nagata, Toshio Okamoto & Fumihiko Anma, Graduate School of Information Systems, the University of Electro-Communications, Japan

    Nowadays, e-Learning has been used in many kinds of educational institutes as a regular learning/teaching system. In the real practices, Educational knowledge management among the relevant... More

    pp. 1117-1127

  17. Applying E-learning for Health in Resource Limited Settings: Description of the Implementation of an Epidemiological Training Web Site

    Gianni Nakandakare, Joan Neyra, Delphis Vera, Augusto Tsuha, Ricardo Hora, Christian Atavillos & Joel Montgomery, U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Peru

    Abstract: Since 2002, an electronic surveillance system called Alerta, has been active in Peruvian Navy facilities throughout the country. Maintaining a sufficient level of training among... More

    pp. 1128-1130

  18. Achieving Learning Outcomes Through Online Role-Play Simulation

    Denise Nelson, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, Canada

    This presentation focuses on online role-play simulation to achieve learning outcomes in nurse education. A case study approach describes four cohorts of practical nursing students who achieved... More

    pp. 1131-1142

  19. Instructional Games for Synchronous Teaching

    Mary Nicholson, Bloomsburg University, United States

    New and emerging technologies have provided a variety of synchronous teaching methods that help create highly interactive and engaging class sessions. Learners from around the world can meet... More

    p. 1143

  20. Becoming a Virtual Instructor: How Can Higher Education Faculty Prepare for Second Life?

    Eileen O'Connor, Empire State College / SUNY, United States

    Abstract: Given the need for more engaging online courses and the promise of immersive virtual environments, how can a teacher-education faculty member learn to work effectively, and quite... More

    pp. 1144-1149


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