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  1. "Who am I?" Multicultural Encounters through New-Media Enhanced Narratives

    Dalit Levy, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology, and the Arts, Israel

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1032–1035

    This brief paper presents an online introductory narrative assignment in the context of a qualitative research methods course, as part of the M.Ed. program within an Israeli college of education.... More

    pp. 1032-1035

  2. An Attention to Place in Online Education

    Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, Texas Tech University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1015–1019

    The purpose of this paper is to show some of the ways that place matters in online education, and in that ‘showing,’ hopefully prompt more questions and ideas around our attentiveness to place in... More

    pp. 1015-1019

  3. Designing for Social Paleontology: An Exploratory Study of Citizen Mental Models

    Lisa Lundgren & Kent Crippen, University of Florida, College of Education, School of Teaching and Learning, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 849–858

    Designing for social learning implies understanding the perspective, interests and needs of intended participants. Our goal is to design an online environment that supports a community of practice ... More

    pp. 849-858

  4. Self-Directed Learning as a Design Construct for MOOCs: A Phenomenological Perspective

    Yuki Ichimura, University of British Columbia, Canada

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 793–798

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) facilitate study by a large number of self-directed learners (SDL). This paper examines the researcher’s own SDL experiences in three MOOCs in relation to MOOC... More

    pp. 793-798

  5. “I Attend University, but I Live on the Internet.” Perceived Disparities between Collaborative Online Learning and Offline Learning at the University.

    Jasmin Bastian, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 746–748

    Interest is in designing online courses, projects and activities that focus on the process of learning and the learning community tending to put lower priority on instructional aspects and instead ... More

    pp. 746-748

  6. Promoting Cognitive Presence through Asynchronous Discussions on Learning Design Tasks

    Maria Tzelepi, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; Kyparissia Papanikolaou, Assistant Professor in Educational Technology and E-learning, School of Pedagogical and Technologica, Greece; Petros Roussos, Lecturer in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece; Athanasia Tsakiri, TEI Stereas Elladas, Greece

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 682–688

    In this paper we investigate how the design and organization of asynchronous discussion tasks may encourage participants’ reflection and cognitive development. The theoretical premises of this... More

    pp. 682-688

  7. Reflections on Significant Learning in a Two-Course Sequence Capstone for Information Systems and Information Technology

    Kimberly W. Bartholomew & Keith R. Mulbery, Utah Valley University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 543–548

    Describes the structure and delivery of an upper-division two-course Systems Analysis Design and Implementation sequence where students in the Information Systems and Information Technology... More

    pp. 543-548

  8. Estimating the Difficulty of Cooking Recipes by Analyzing User–Recipe Relationship in the Social Network

    Yasuo Miyoshi, Yuri Fujisaki, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Ken-ichi Shiota & Ryo Okamoto, Kochi University, Japan

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 420–425

    We have developed an algorithm to estimate the challenges in learning materials and the proficiency of learners. This algorithm uses only the learner-material network without the contents of... More

    pp. 420-425

  9. Establishing a "Teacher Network" to Support New Teachers.

    Ian Loverro & Denise Shaw, Central Washington University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 397–401

    Technology continues to change the way in which people work, communicate, and learn. New teacher discussion boards are particularly well suited to creating a collaborative community for novice... More

    pp. 397-401

  10. The Evolution of Students’ Perceptions during Participation in an Internship Program

    Junko Handa & Maki Arame, Aoyama Gakuin University Human Innovation Research Center, Japan

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 342–347

    This study will report how an internship program was designed and supported by a community. The study examined how students’ perceptions evolved as they participated in a short-term internship... More

    pp. 342-347

  11. A Framework for Social Paleontology via an Online Community Space

    Kent Crippen, University of Florida, United States; Betty Dunckel, Bruce MacFadden & Shari Ellis, Florida Museum of Natural History, United States; Lisa Lundgren, University of Florida, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 305–311

    In this paper we describe a design framework for an online social learning space for a community of practice involving amateur and professional paleontologists. This space will support a shared... More

    pp. 305-311

  12. Why Course Re-design Matters in Enhancing Student Engagement - A Reflection

    Robert Cole, Saint Louis University, United States; Michaella Thornton, MFA, Saint Louis Community College - Meramec, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 302–304

    What is the role of course design in engaging and empowering students in learning? Professor Robert Cole, of Saint Louis University, with the assistance of Michaella Thornton, of St. Louis... More

    pp. 302-304

  13. The Representation of Minority, Female, and Non-Traditional Stem Majors in the Online Environment at Community Colleges: A Nationally Representative Study

    Claire Wladis, Alyse C. Hachey & Katherine M. Conway

    Community College Review Vol. 43, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 89–114

    Using data from more than 2,000 community college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, this research investigates how... More

    pp. 89-114

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  14. Online Workforce Development in Community Colleges: Connection with Community, Institutional, and Governance Factors

    Rod Patrick Githens, Timothy M. Sauer, Fashaad L. Crawford, Denise M. Cumberland & Kristin B. Wilson

    Community College Review Vol. 42, No. 4 (October 2014) pp. 283–306

    This study examined community and institutional factors that influence offering online workforce development programs in community colleges. The study included a random sample of 321 community... More

    pp. 283-306

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  15. Factorial Validity and Reliability of the Sense of Community in Online Courses Scale

    Justus J. Randolph & Linda M. Crawford

    Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 12, No. 2 (2013) pp. 53–69

    The alarmingly high rate of attrition in online courses results in many negative consequences for students, faculty, online institutions, and for society as a whole. One reason theorized for this... More

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  16. Community of Inquiry Framework: Establishing Community in an Online Course

    Judy L. Lambert & Juenethia L. Fisher

    Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 12, No. 1 (2013) pp. 1–16

    Using the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework, the author conducted a mixed method research study to examine the existence of the three CoI elements in a graduate-level educational technology... More

    pp. 1-16

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  17. Information Equality for Individuals with Disabilities: Does It Exist?

    Jill Lewis

    Library Quarterly Vol. 83, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 229–235

    Drawing on the author's experience as an information professional for individuals with disabilities, this article discusses the challenges faced by both library users and staff in obtaining... More

    pp. 229-235

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  18. Contrasting Visions: Identity, Literacy, and Boundary Work in a Fan Community

    Ksenia A. Korobkova & Rebecca W. Black

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 6 (2014) pp. 619–632

    This article focuses on learning and identity-related practices of young female fans of a popular British boy band called One Direction. Drawing on qualitative inquiry into a fanfiction community... More

    pp. 619-632

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  19. "I'm Not Much of an Expert, Myself": Situated Learning in an Informal Online Community of Practice

    David T. Boven

    E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 3 (2014) pp. 250–262

    This article represents an attempt to more fully understand the interactions of individuals in a specific community of practice on the World Wide Web. It attempts to answer questions about whether ... More

    pp. 250-262

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  20. iPads as Placed Resources: Forging Community in Online and Off line Spaces

    Jennifer Rowsell, Mary Gene Saudelli, Ruth Mcquirter Scott & Andrea Bishop

    Language Arts Vol. 90, No. 5 (May 2013) pp. 351–360

    The article focuses on the notion of tablet technologies as placed resources (Prinsloo, 2005; Prinsloo & Rowsell, 2012) by exploring how an international research project in Australia, Canada, ... More

    pp. 351-360

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