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Proceedings of the
10th European Conference on e-Learning – ECEL 2011
held at the Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

10 11 November 2012





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Volume One

 

 

Paper Title

Author(s)

Page No.

Preface

 

xii

Biographies of Conference Chairs, Programme Chair, Keynote Speaker and Mini-track Chairs

 

xiii

Biographies of Contributing authors

 

xv

Revisiting the Personal Transferable Skills Debate - an eLearning Pedagogical Perspective

Samuel Adu Gyamfi, Lene Tolstrup Sorenson and Thomas Ryberg

1

Survey of Teachers’ use of Computer/Internet in Secondary Schools in South West Nigeria

Babatunde Alabi Alege and Stephen Olufemi Afolabi

8

Issues and Challenges in Implementing eLearning Projects in Higher Education: The Case of Jordan

Hussein Al-Yaseen, Saheer Al-Jaghoub and Nidal Al-Salhi

16

The use of Open Educational Resources in Intra-Organisational eLearning and Continuing Education

Antonios Andreatos

23

Constructing a Survey Instrument for Assessing Characteristics of Effective Online Teachers

Jonathan Barkand

34

When Agents Make Suggestions About Readings

Orlando Belo

41

Some Reflections on the Evaluation of Virtual Learning Environments

Nabil Ben Abdallah and Françoise Poyet

48

Designing A New Curriculum: Finding The Right Blend

Andrea Benn

56

Critical Success Factors for the Adoption of eLearning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Educational Institutions

Latefa Bin Fryan and Lampros Stergioulas

63

Challenges in Developing e-Submission Policy and Practice

Alice Bird

73

Enhancement of e-Testing Possibilities With the Elements of Interactivity Reflecting the Students’ Attitude to Electronic Testing

Martin Cápay, Martin Magdin and Miroslava Mesárošová

82

e-Assessment Using Digital Pens – a Pilot Study to Improve Feedback and Assessment Processes

Tim Cappelli

91

Digital Educational Resources Repositories in Lower and Middle Education in Portugal: Quality Criteria in the International Context

Cornélia Castro, Sérgio André Ferreira and António Andrade

100

eLearning: Roles in Distance Tertiary Education

Ivana Cechova, Dana Zerzanova and Jana Berankova

109

Independent Learning in Need or in Crisis? Independent Learning Under the new Four-Year Undergraduate Curriculum in Hong Kong

Yin Ha Vivian Chan, Delian Dawn Gaskell, Mei Ah Tan and Lip Yan Felix Chao

117

The Development and Application of a web Based Metacognitive Mapping Tool

Serdar Çiftci and Mehmet Akif Ocak

124

An Exploratory Comparative Study of Distance-Learning Programmes

Marija Cubric, Karen Clark and Mariana Lilley

134

The Optimal Teaching Style Based on Variability of Study Materials

Blanka Czeczotková, Kateřina Kostolányová and Jana Šarmanová

145

Changing Academics, Changing Curriculum: How Technology Enhanced Curriculum Design can Deliver Strategic Change

Christine Davies

152

Web Conferencing for us, by us and About us – the Leeds Met Elluminate User Group

Mark de Groot, Gill Harrison and Rob Shaw

156

Tools for Evaluating Students’ Work in an Interactive (Open) Virtual Space: Case Study of an eLearning Course in an International Network of Universities

Jana Dlouhá, Martin Zahradník, Jiří Dlouhý and Andrew Barton

166

Putting Things in Context - Designing Social Media for Education

Jon Dron, Terry Anderson and George Siemens

177

Experimental Assessment of Virtual Students

Michaela Drozdová, Ondřej Takács and Jana Šarmanová

186

Priming for Modules: A Case Study Evaluation of ‘Pre-Workshop’ Online Resources for an Executive MBA Course

Glenn Duckworth

195

Computer-Mediated Reading and its Impact on Learners’ Reading Comprehension Skills

Francisco Perlas Dumanig, Maya Khemlani David and Rodney Jubilado

203

Do you see What I see? - Understanding the Challenges of Colour-Blindness in Online Learning

Colin Egan, Amanda Jefferies, Edmund Dipple and David Smith

210

Researching in the Open: How a Networked Learning Instance can Challenge Ethical Decision-Making

Antonella Esposito

218

Making Constraints and Decisions Explicit to Support Project-Based Collaborative Learning

Gert Faustmann

225

A Strategy for the Inductive Generation of Learning Objects in Low-Tech Contexts

Ana Mª Fernández-Pampillón, Elena Domínguez, José Mª Lahoz, Dolores Romero, Isabel de Armas, Susana Palmaz and Jorge Arús

235

Cognitive Communication 2.0 in the Classroom – Resonance of an Experience in Higher Education

Sérgio André Ferreira, Cornélia Castro and António Andrade

246

To What Extent Does a Digital Audio Feedback Strategy Support Large Cohorts?

Rachel Fitzgerald

256

Messages of Support: Using Mobile Technologies to Support the Transition of Students on Articulation Routes From Higher National Level to Degree

Julia Fotheringham and Emily Alder

266

Blended Learning at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

Gabriele Frankl and Sofie Bitter

274

Evaluating the use of Social Networking Sites as a Tool for Knowledge Sharing for Developing Higher Education in Developing Countries: An Exploratory Study of Egypt and Iraq

Elaine Garcia, Ibrahim Elbeltagi, Sawasn Al-Husseini and Ahmed Abdelkader

284

The Relationship Between Mindful Learning Processes and Course Outcomes in Web-Based Learning

Danny Glick and Roni Aviram

295

Researching and Sharing – Business School Students Creating a Wiki Glossary

Andrea Gorra and Ollie Jones

303

A Qualitative Evaluation of Academic Staff’s Perceptions of Second Life as a Teaching Tool

Rose Heaney and Megan Anne Arroll

311

Introducing and Using Electronic Voting Systems in a Large Scale Project With Undergraduate Students: Reflecting on the Challenges and Successes

Amanda Jefferies

319

A Methodology for Incorporating Usability and Accessibility Evaluations in Higher Education

Anne Jelfs and Chetz Colwell

326

The Virtual Learning Environment - Directions for Development in Secondary Education

John Jessel

332

Mutlimodal Teaching Through ICT Education: An e-Twinning Program as a Case Study of Intercultural Exchange

Paraskevi Kanari and Georgios Potamias

340

Effectiveness and Learners’ Evaluation of Combining Audio and Written Online Formative Feedback for Language Learning

Rosario Kane-Iturrioz

345

Model of eLearning Project Evaluation

Jana Kapounova, Jana Sarmanova and Marketa Dvorackova

355

Bridging the Gap – From Teacher to eTeacher

Andrea Kelz

363

Open Courses: The Next big Thing in eLearning?

Kaido Kikkas, Mart Laanpere and Hans Põldoja

370

Using a Social Networking Environment to Facilitate Transition Into Higher Education

John Knight and Rebecca Rochon

377

Evaluation of the Quality of Learning Scenarios and Their Suitability to Particular Learners’ Profiles

Eugenijus Kurilovas, Inga Zilinskiene and Natalija Ignatova

380

Models of eLearning: The Development of a Learner-Directed Adaptive eLearning System

Stella Lee, Trevor Barker, and Vive Kumar

390

Can eLearning Enhance Practice-Based Design Courses?

Jake Leith, Joanna Zara and Malcolm McInnes

399

Sophisticated Usability Evaluation of Digital Libraries

Stephanie Linek and

408

Social Networks, eLearning and Internet Safety: Analysing the Stories of Students

Birgy Lorenz, Kaido Kikkas and Mart Laanpere

415

Learning Management Versus Classroom Management in Technology-Supported Blended Learning

Arno Louw

423

How to Represent a Frog That can be Dissected in a Virtual World

Robert Lucas

434

Learning by Wandering: Towards a Framework for Transformative eLearning

Marie Martin and Michaela Noakes

442

Online Student Engagement: Unfulfilled Promises or Promises Unfulfilled?

Linda Martin, Gary Spolander, Imran Ali and Beulah Maas

449

Personalized e-Feedback and ICT

Maria-Jesus Martinez-Argüelles,  Josep-Maria Batalla-Busquets, Patricia Noguera-Guerra and Ernest Pons-Fanals

456

Evaluation of Multimedia Tools and e-Feedback in Virtual Learning Environments

Maria-Jesús Martínez-Argüelles, Marc Badia-Miro, Carolina Hintzmann and Dolors Plana-Erta

465

Cyberbullying: A Workplace Virus

David Mathew

473

Learning in Smart Environments – From Here to There

Peter Mikulecky

479

Using Courseware for More Than Courses: You May Already Hold the Lease on a Versatile Virtual Meeting Space

Karen Hughes Miller and Linda Leake

485

An Analysis of Collaborative Learning as a Prevalent Instructional Strategy of South Africa Government eLearning Practices

Peter Mkhize, Magda Huisman and Sam Lubbe

492

Ideas for Using Critical Incidents in Oral Debriefing From a Business Strategy Simulation Game

Jonathan Moizer and Jonathan Lean

502

 

Volume Two

 

 

eNOSHA and Moodle – the Integration of two eLearning Systems

Peter Mozelius, Isuru Balasooriya and Enosha Hettiarachchi

509

CASE Learning to Structure and Analyze a Legal Decision

Antoinette Muntjewerff

517

A Framework for Decision Support for Learning Management Systems

Phelim Murnion and Markus Helfert

526

Learning for Life - Building Blocks to Holistic Education

Shekhar Murthy and Devi Murthy

535

Student's Characteristics for Note Taking Activity in a Fully Online Course

Minoru Nakayama, Kouichi Mutsuura and Hiroh Yamamoto

550

Freeing Education Within and Beyond Academic Development

Chrissi Nerantzi

558

Why Recording Lectures Requires a new Approach

Paul Newbury, Phil Watten, Patrick Holroyd and Clare Hardman

567

eSubmission – UK Policies, Practice and Support

Barbara Newland, Lindsay Martin and Andy Ramsden

578

Harnessing the Internet for Authentic Learning: Towards a new Higher Education Paradigm for the 21st Century

Abel Nyamapfene

586

Motivational Predictors of Academics’ Electronic: Publishing in Nigerian Colleges of Education

Maruff Akinwale Oladejo and Adelua Olajide Olawole

593

Psycho-Social Predictors of Students With Disabilities’ eLearning: Usage at the Federal College of Education (Special), Nigeria

Adelua Olajide Olawole and Maruff Akinwale Oladejo

601

An Integrated Environment for Providing Learning Style Information in a Unified Manner

Fatemeh Orooji, Fattaneh Taghiyareh and Zahra Rahimi

609

Using Lifeworld-led Multimedia to Enhance Learning

Andy Pulman, Kathleen Galvin, Maggie Hutchings, Les Todres, Anne Quinney, Caroline Ellis-Hill and Peter Atkins

620

The Project Mobile Game Based Learning

Thomas Putz

628

Using the Common Cartridge Profile to Enhance Learning Content Interoperability

Ricardo Queirós and José Paulo Leal

 

637

The Design and Development of an eLearning System Based on Social Networking

Andrik Rampun and Trevor Barker

646

Kansei Design Model for eLearning: A Preliminary Finding 

Fauziah Redzuan, Anitawati Mohd Lokman, Zulaiha Ali Othman and Salha Abdullah

658

Changing Teacher Beliefs Through ICT: Comparing a Blended and Online Teacher Training Program

Bart Rienties, Simon Lygo-Baker, Natasa Brouwer and Danielle Townsend

670

Moodle and Affective Computing: Knowing who´s on the Other Side

Manuel Rodrigues, Florentino Fdez-Riverola and Paulo Novais

678

Using Google Applications to Facilitate an Effective Students’ Collaboration in the Teaching of Informatics to Students of Secondary Education

Eleni Rossiou and Erasmia Papadopoulou

686

Training Methods and Tools: Could eLearning be a Viable Solution to Solve SMEs Training Problems?

Andrée Roy

697

Using Blended Learning to Develop Critical Reading Skills

Zuzana Šaffková

705

A Mobile aid Tool for Crafting Active Learning Experiences

Ahmed Salem

716

King-Sized eLearning - how Effective can an Online Approach be for Large Module Groups?

Marie Sams, Mary Crossan and Kate Mottram

724

Designing Effective Online Group Discussions

Rowena Santiago, Amy Leh, and Minoru Nakayama

731

The Game and the Alternating Roles of Learner/Teacher as Facilitators of the Learning Process in Organizations

Vitor Santos and Luis Amaral

739

Implementing and Evaluating Problem-Based Virtual Learning Scenarios

Maggi Savin-Baden, Cathy Tombs and Katherine Wimpenny

746

The Evolution of eLearning Platform TESYS User Preferences During the Training Processes

Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, Amelia Badica and Carmen Radu

754

Teachers’ Skills set for Personal Learning Environments

Zaffar Ahmed Shaikh and Shakeel Ahmed Khoja

762

Bridging the Feedback Divide Utilising Inclusive Technologies

Angela Shapiro and Aidan Johnston

770

Post-Academic Masters Course in Management of Transfusion Medicine: Why the Difference in Access to the eLearning Between Countries?

Cees Th. Smit SibingaI

776

Engagement With Students in ‘Middle Ground’: A Flexible Learning Environment Allowing Simultaneous Access to Social Networking Sites and Formal Academic Space

Anne Smith and Sonya Campbell

780

The Learning Management System as a Social Mediator: A Story With a Happy Ending

Dina Soeiro, António Dias de Figueiredo and Joaquim Armando Gomes Ferreira

788

Can the Medium Extend the Message? Using Technology to Support and Enhance Feedback Practices

Mekala Soosay

794

Implementation and Analysis of an Online, Student Centred Learning Environment to Support Personalised Study

Iain Stewart, William McKee and Kevin Porteous

802

The Danger of the Downward Spiral: Teachers and Digital Literacy

Caroline Stockman and Fred Truyen

811

PeerWise - The Marmite of Veterinary Student Learning

Amanda Sykes, Paul Denny and Lesley Nicolson

820

iSELF: An Internet-Tool for Self-Evaluation and Learner Feedback

Nicolet Theunissen and Hester Stubbé

831

Using a Learning Management System for Executing Role Play Simulations

Tone Vold

841

The Effects of Self-Directed Learning Readiness on Learning Motivation in Web 2.0 Environments

Chien-hwa Wang and Cheng-ping Chen

846

Usage Cases: A Useful way to Improve Effectiveness of eLearning web Based Platforms

Cristina Wanzeller and Orlando Belo

854

The Virtual Path to Academic Transition: Enabling International Students to Begin Their Transition to University Study Before They Arrive

Julie Watson

862

Identifying and Locating Frames of Reference to Inform the Design of Virtual Worlds in Higher Education

Katherine Wimpenny, Maggi Savin-Baden, Matt Mawer, Nicole Steils and Gemma Tombs

870

Reaction Lecture: Text Messaging to Increase Student Engagement in Large-Scale Lectures

Koos Winnips, Joost Heutink, and Hans Beldhuis

878

A Holistic Approach to Instructional Design for Blended Learning Environments

Li Zhong Zhang

886

PhD Papers

 

895

Evaluating the Impact of an Arabic Version of an Adaptive Learning System Based on the Felder-Silverman’s Learning Style Instrument

Nahla Aljojo, Carl Adams, Huda Saifuddin and Zainab Alsehaimi

897

Negotiating Doctoral Practices and Academic Identities Through the Adoption and Use of Social and Participative Media

Andy Coverdale

909

Enabling Disruptive Technologies for Higher Education Learning and Teaching

Michael Flavin

917

Exploring the Potential of a Mobile Computer lab in a Developmental Context: The Teacher’s Perspective

Fortunate Gunzo and Lorenzo Dalvit

925

Collaborative eLearning in a Developing Country: A University Case Study in Uganda

Evelyn Kigozi Kahiigi, Henrik Hansson, Mats Danielson, F.F Tusubira and Mikko Vesisenaho

932

Applying the Multimedia Learning Theory in the Primary School: An Experimental Study About Learning Settings Using Digital Science Contents

Fabio Serenelli, Enrico Ruggeri, Andrea Mangiatordi and Paolo Ferri

943

Designing a U-Learning Course Platform for the Identified Teacher Training Needs

Nazime Tuncay and Hüseyin Uzunboylu,

953

Work In Progress Papers

 

971

Someone to Talk to – Using Automated Characters to Support Simulated Learning Activities

Liz Falconer and Manuel Frutos-Perez

973

Extreme Scaffolding in the Teaching and Learning of Programming Languages

Dan-Adrian German

978

Benefits and Barriers: Applying eLearning in the Context of Organisational Change to Improve the Learning Experience for Mature, Part-Time Students

Simon McGinnes

982

Posters with Papers

 

 

Investigating Student Engagement With an Electronically Delivered Simulation of Professional Practice

Olivia Billingham

989

Instrumental Distance Learning in Higher Music Education

Karin Levinsen, Rikke Orngreen, Mie Buhl, Marianne Løkke Jakobsen and Jesper Andersen1

993

Reflections on Academic Blogging as a Vehicle for Professional Development

Peps Mccrea

997

A Framework for Understanding Online Learning Communities

Sónia Sousa, David Ribeiro Lamas, José Braga de Vasconcelos and Ilya Shmorgun1

1000

Trust in Distributed Personal Learning Environments: The Case Study of LePress PLE

Sónia Sousa, David Ribeiro Lamas and Vladimir Tomberg

1006

Breaking Down Barriers: Development of a Wiki Based Module to Enhance the International Learning Experience

Karen Strickland, Liz Adamson, Carolyn Blight and Wendy McInally

1012

eLearning in German Higher Education: Technology Implementation as a Challenge for Organizational Change

Novita Yulianti, Michael Lund and Georg Müller-Christ

1015

 

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