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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. A Survey of Internet-based Risk Awareness among Japanese College Students

    James Duggan, Dokkyo University, Japan

    In a survey aimed at assessing the overall level of awareness among Japanese college students of security and privacy risks online, a representative sample of students were asked to respond to a... More

    pp. 2158-2163

  2. What are students learning from educational robotics? - Different Approaches to Educational Robotics

    Amy Eguchi, Bloomfield College, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to introduce three approaches used with educational robotics - goal-oriented, thematic integrated curriculum, and project-based approaches, and the influence on... More

    pp. 2164-2171

  3. Developing an intake process for the USPS elearning course development

    Nelson Er, Unversity of Oklahoma, United States; Paul Fagiano & Sue Frueh, United States Postal Service, United States

    This session will elaborate on the intake process for the USPS elearning course development. The ultimate goal of this process is to determine the client’s requirements and expectations, and... More

    p. 2172

  4. Transition From The BIG Book to the Digital Peer Faculty Evaluation Portfolio at an HBCU: Resistance Is Futile

    Larry Ferguson & Margaret Knight, Norfolk State University, United States

    Presenters will share issues evolving from the departure of the traditional practice of creating the Big Book to the Faculty Evaluation Electronic Portfolio. They will share an analysis of the... More

    pp. 2173-2174

  5. eSchi – A Multimedia Portal for Schizophrenia Learning and Rehabilitation - Work in Progress

    Carla Freire & Catarina Reis, INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DE LEIRIA (IPL), Portugal; Josep Monguet, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunha, Spain

    Schizophrenic patients suffer a severe psychiatric disorder that impairs their cognitive skills. They are frequently ostracized from society and their condition might lead them to isolation. In... More

    pp. 2175-2180

  6. Building Pyramids for the 22nd Century

    Rebecca Gould, Elizabeth Unger & Tweed Ross, Kansas State University, United States

    ABSTRACT: Pyramids were monuments to dead kings searching for nirvana. The purpose of this paper is to simply describe why higher education needs to move away from building monuments and instead... More

    pp. 2181-2183

  7. Facilitation Tips and Best Practices for the Online Instructor

    Chad Greer, Kirsten Largent & Jason Platt, State Farm Insurance Companies, United States

    The Virtual Classroom is an environment which provides synchronous on-line courses utilizing virtual facilitators to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning events. It is similar in... More

    p. 2184

  8. Using item response theory to re-examine the Metacognitive sub-scale of the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ)

    Carmen Gress, Olusola Adesope & John Nesbit, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    This paper focuses on understanding how item analysis methods inform the design, validation, and adaptation of measures assessing metacognition, and integral component of successful self... More

    pp. 2185-2191

  9. Developing Students Communicative Competence

    Ying Gui, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China

    With the rapid development of information technology, foreign language teaching has been conducted in distance education. However, how to develop students’ communicative competence in distance... More

    pp. 2192-2199

  10. Tennessee Online Model for Addressing

    Raylean Henry, Tennessee Board of Regents, United States

    The Regents Online Continuing Education Program (ROCE) has created a model to provide quality online workforce development/training to Tennessee employers and employees to meet the growing... More

    pp. 2200-2202

  11. What E-Learning Developers Need to Know about Competency Management

    Christine Hipple, Avilar, United States

    Competency management is the foundation of all talent management activities, especially learning. It improves the ability to support strategic talent management initiatives such as recruiting,... More

    pp. 2203-2205

  12. Cognitive Overload and Online Learning: A Gap Analysis Study

    Tzufang (Orchid) Huang, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan

    Fifty-six percent of US postsecondary institutions have provided distance education courses (National Center for Educational Statistics [NCES], but the dropout rate of online courses is between 30 ... More

    pp. 2206-2210

  13. A Study on the Long-term Effect of Computer-Based Learning

    Yuka Kawasaki & Hironori Sasaki, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan; Yumi Yamaguchi, Sanyo Gakuen University, Japan; Takafumi Terasawa & Haruhisa Yamaguchi, Okayama University, Japan

    In this study, we examined the educational effectiveness of on-line learning materials for language learning by comparing them to materials on paper. We conducted an experiment in which the... More

    pp. 2211-2218

  14. Student Support Services: Application of Multi-Institutional Analysis of Prevalent Issues

    Lori Kupczynski, University of Texas - Pan American, United States; Phil Ice & Melanie Winter, American Public University System, United States

    Supporting faculty and students in online courses has been found to be a key to satisfaction, retention and program continuation. This presentation will address how the findings of a predictive... More

    pp. 2219-2224

  15. Can the Same Level of Student Satisfaction be Achieved for Technical Education in Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) as in the Classroom?

    Patricia McAteer, IBM CORP Learning, United States; Nancy H. Wall, Ph.D., PMP, CC, IBM Center for Advanced Learning, United States

    Abstract: This document reflects the best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations for designing, developing, and delivering technical education with labs within a Virtual Learning... More

    pp. 2225-2230

  16. Using Asynchronous Conferences to Support Wiki Skills Training and Development of Distance Learning Lessons

    Sanjaya Mishra, STRIDE, IGNOU, India

    This paper reports on the findings of a study to analyze the nature of online support provided through asynchronous conferences used in wiki skills training and development of distance learning... More

    pp. 2231-2240

  17. K-60 - Access to ICT granted but not taken for granted

    Minnamari Naumanen & Markku Tukiainen, University of Joensuu, Dept. of CS and Statistics, Finland

    A challenge is posed by the rapid demographic change – in case of the increasing elderly population – accompanied in concert with the transfer of public services and communication into the web... More

    pp. 2241-2250

  18. Parallel Lessons through Internet - an innovative teacher development model

    Ho Ming Ng, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    An innovative teacher development model entitled "Parallel Lessons" was developed using a web-based video-conferencing software “Communication Suite” to connect Hong Kong and Guangzhou classrooms. ... More

    pp. 2251-2253

  19. Literature and Other Stories: Improving Communication Skills through RPS

    Mary Noggle, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, United States

    Abstract: Web-based, role play simulations’ use in humanities, literature, and composition courses allows students to assume the guise of characters who interact within prescribed scenarios. Role... More

    p. 2254

  20. Influence of Video Learning on Sex Education – Towards Eradicating AIDS in Africa

    Caroline Ojeme, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Olusola Adesope & Tolulope Adesope, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    This paper is a report of the findings of an experimental study conducted with adolescents on the use of video for sex education. Two hundred participants comprising of 88 males and 112 females... More

    pp. 2255-2258


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