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E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education

Oct 18, 2011 Volume 2011, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 455

  1. Providing Distance-Learning Support Through Collaborative Relationships

    Daniella Smith, University of North Texas, United States

    The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of distance-learning support structures on the learning experience of 30 teacher-leaders enrolled in a master’s degree program that emphasized ... More

    pp. 924-929

  2. Lessons Learned: Faculty Role in Evaluation of E-Learning Applications

    Amy Spagnolo & Craig Scanlan, UMDNJ-SHRP, United States; Anupam Goyal, UMDNJ, United States

    As key end-users of E-learning products, faculty should play a major role in evaluating how well these tools support their teaching efforts. After an IT-centric course management system (CMS)... More

    pp. 930-935

  3. How to Ensure Academic Quality and Integrity of Online Courses and Programs While Measuring Digital Learning in the 21st Century

    Jennifer Stephens Helm, Phil Ice & Karan Powell, American Public University System, United States

    An online for-profit university with more than 85,000 students and 1,300 faculty members has developed internal processes to ensure the academic quality and integrity of online courses and... More

    pp. 936-937

  4. Reflections on Teaching the First iPhone Application Development Course at Sheridan College

    Edward Sykes, Sheridan College, Canada

    The growth of mobile computing is staggering – from smartphones to tablets, this new generation of wireless networks will continue to expand as consumers use these tools in their everyday lives.... More

    pp. 938-948

  5. Enlighten Myself with Kindle

    Hery The, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

    The purpose of this presentation is to share my personal experience using e-books on my Kindle. These e-books are accessible through my Kindle e-reader, Kindle for PC, and Kindle for iPod. Text-to-... More

    pp. 949-953

  6. Integrating QuizStar for teaching and learning

    Hery The & Elton Masaki, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

    QuizStar, accessible at http://quizstar.4teacher.org, is an online free tool for managing classes and test. Teacher can provide feedback on the test and student can review their test after... More

    pp. 954-959

  7. Evaluating the Satisfaction of Distance Education Students of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus

    Benita Thompson, The University of the West Indies, Barbados

    Abstract: Student satisfaction is critical to the success and sustainability of learning institutions and particularly so for distance education institutions. This paper seeks to investigate the... More

    pp. 960-965

  8. Development and Technical Evaluation of an Interactive Environment for a Term Paper Grading Support System in Higher Education

    Mio Tsubakimoto, Center for Meta-Learning, Future University Hakodate, Japan

    In this paper, the prototype for a term paper grading assistance map was designed to visualize scores graded for term papers assigned to a class at the university level or equivalent. The map is a ... More

    pp. 966-972

  9. The Application of Expert Review as a Formative Evaluation Strategy within an Educational Design Research Study

    James Vesper, Murdoch University (Student), United States; Thomas Reeves, University of Georgia, United States; Jan Herrington, Murdoch University, Australia

    This paper describes how expert review strategies were applied to the testing and refinement phase of an educational design research project being conducted under the auspices of the World Health... More

    pp. 973-978

  10. Online Research Panels for Usability Testing: A Case Study

    Shahron Williams van Rooij, George Mason University, United States

    This full-paper session reports the results of a case study of the use of research panels in the formative evaluation phases of an instructional product development project in a graduate-level... More

    pp. 979-985

  11. An Analysis of the Influence on Students’ Mathematics Skills Participating in the Bootstrap Programming Course

    Geoff Wright & Robert Lee, Brigham Young University, College of Engineering, United States; Peter Rich, Brigham Young University, Instructional Psychology and Technology, United States; Keith Leatham, Brigham Young University, Mathematics Education, United States

    Programming instruction and curriculum has the potential to positively influence student mathematic understanding and ability (NCTM, 2008, p. 52). This study outlines an innovative programming... More

    pp. 986-991

  12. Assessment of Online Discussion: Collecting Discussion Content and Generating Analysis Data for Assessment and Feedback

    Yang Yang, Eva Heinrich & Elizabeth Kemp, Massey University, New Zealand

    Online asynchronous discussion offers great educational opportunities to distance learners as well as bringing benefits to supplement in-class instruction. The use of online discussion forums... More

    p. 992

  13. Supporting Assessment in E-learning: Collecting Students’Work and Generating Analysis Data for Assessment and Feedback

    Yang Yang, Eva Heinrich & Elizabeth Kemp, Massey University, New Zealand

    The use of web 2.0 tools empowers teachersand online instructors to emphasize social aspect of learning and promote in-depth discussions even when students are at a distance. Assessing students’... More

    p. 993

  14. Factors Influencing Students’ Acceptance of E-Learning

    Nawal Zewayed, Sally Maynard & Ian Murray, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

    This paper is a report on a study conducted to investigate and identify the main factors affecting students’ acceptance of e learning in Bahrain Secondary schools. An extended version of the... More

    pp. 994-999

  15. The Effects of Virtual Human Body Simulation on Anatomy & Physiology Course Performance

    Salam Abdo, Flagler Life Institute, United States; Tatyana Pashnyak, Florida State University, United States

    One of the main components of an effective online teaching is actively engaging students, such as using classroom games and simulations (Stieff, 2003; Moher, 2006; Adams et al., 2008; Norton... More

    p. 1000

  16. Investing IT in Business Students: On Line Peer Work Is Worth That Extra Mile

    Caroline Akhras, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

    It is held that today’s students tend to be tech-savvy, interrelating 24/7 with friends, family, and people around the world by chatting, audio-visually recording, posting pictures, blogging, and ... More

    pp. 1001-1008

  17. An Effective Change Management to Support the Implementation of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) In a Higher Education Institution.

    Areej AlHogail, Imam Mohammed bin Saud University, Saudi Arabia; Abdulrahman Mirza, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

    Abstract: This paper offers a suggested framework of a successful implementation plan for a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in a higher education institution (HEI). Discussion focuses on the... More

    pp. 1014-1021

  18. Status of e-Learning at Several Major Universities in Saudi Arabia

    Abdullah AlMegren, National Centre for e-Learning and Distance Learning, Saudi Arabia

    A comprehensive survey was conducted in early 2010 to understand e-learning practice at several major universities. The survey revealed that all the universities are well equipped in terms of... More

    pp. 1022-1028

  19. Language Learning in Openness: Do Learners Perceive Open Instruction Enhances language Learning?

    Yayoi Anzai, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

    The power of Web technologies has opened new potentiality for learning. The purpose of this paper is to explore learners’ perceptions of Openness in the process of learning English as a Foreign... More

    pp. 1029-1033

  20. Students’ Perceptions of Online Learning and Instructional Tools: A Qualitative Study of Undergraduate Students Use of Online Tools

    David Armstrong, University of San Francisco, United States

    The purpose of this study was to describe undergraduate students' experiences and perceptions of online courses based on interviews, observations, and online focus groups. I describe (a)... More

    pp. 1034-1039


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