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2010 Second International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-Line Learning

10-16 Feb. 2010

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Preface

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  • Investigation of Virtual Learning Environment in the Context of Web 2.0

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Modern e-learning systems are providing technologies and services enabling students to do more than just receive learning materials - they are no longer passive learners and can actively participate and contribute in content creation. This study examined the importance of Web 2.0 technologies and services provided by an e-learning system from the students' point of view. A quantitative research in... View full abstract»

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  • Delivering Effective Faculty Training: A Course and Methods to Prepare Faculty to Teach Online

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):7 - 10
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    To assist faculty in using instructional technology, I have created, piloted, and implemented a hybrid training course designed to take potential online instructors from curious to comfortable and competent in three months. This course design is based upon secondary research into adult learning and ten years of grant supported primary research in professional development instructional technology. View full abstract»

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  • An Approach and Architecture Supporting Context-Aware Provision of mLearning Services

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):11 - 16
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    This paper describes an extended approach for the development of a flexible, context-aware and adaptable, service-oriented and agent-based software architecture for use in on-line eLearning systems employing an InfoStation infrastructure. The extended approach is built on the top of a previously used basic approach which has shown some imperfections. Considering the system development as a process... View full abstract»

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  • An Empirical Study of Virtual Learning Environment Adoption Using UTAUT

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):17 - 22
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    When users are presented with a new technology or service, a number of factors influence their decision about how and when they will use it. To measure how students and teachers are going to accept and use a specific e-learning technology or service, an appropriate instrument is needed. In this paper common theories that can be used for measuring students' acceptance of e-learning technologies and... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Anatomy and Physiology Online Using Problem-Based Learning

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):23 - 28
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    Within all aspects of healthcare education, the teaching and learning of anatomy and physiology is regarded as the singularly most problematic area of the curriculum. This paper outlines a project currently in development to create an online tool that utilizes problem-based learning strategies to contextualize anatomy and physiology education; basing the learning on real-world scenarios will aim t... View full abstract»

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  • Towards Development of Personalised Knowledge Construction Model for e-Learning

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):29 - 35
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    The traditional class room approach of teaching and learning has always had the limitation of not being able to provide personalised learning content that would meet the individual needs of each learner. E-learning technologies have the potential of being designed to give the learner the appropriate content in line with the learner's personal information requirements. We explore theories of knowle... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated Agent-Based University Information System

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):36 - 40
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    Advanced networking services, such as Intranet/Internet services can provide a basis for integration of knowledge and information on university level and in the same time provide a basis for distance education and learning. At our university we have built an integrated agent-based university information system (IABUIS) consisting of following four modules: student administration management system ... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple Pedagogical Methods in an LMS - A Qualitative Study

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):41 - 46
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    The paper focuses on the use of multiple pedagogical methods in an LMS and is based on interviews of instructors in higher education. The pedagogical methods discussed are; drill and practice, presentation, tutorial, gaming, demonstration, discovery, problem solving, simulation, discussion and collaborative learning. The pedagogical method usually used in the LMS is (written, audio, video) present... View full abstract»

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  • The Ecology of Resources Model of Context: A Unifying Representation for the Development of Learning-Oriented Technologies

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):47 - 52
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    This paper addresses the problem of developing a way to conceptualize context that can support the development of technology-rich learning activities. The term technology-rich encompasses mobile, hybrid and on-line learning approaches and the work reported here is intended to bridge these different approaches. In this paper we suggest that a learner specific definition of context can ground resear... View full abstract»

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  • Sharing Educational Knowledge and Best Practices in Edu-sharing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):53 - 59
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    Currently we see a plethora of learning object repositories that address the need to share learning content with peers within and across educational institutions. We also observe a growing interest in standards and tool functionality to model didactic scenarios describing the social, spacial and temporal configuration of learning arrangements. These scenarios also specify physical resources, softw... View full abstract»

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  • Combining Digital Games with Culture: A Novel Approach towards Boosting Student Interest and Skill Development in Computer Science Programming

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):60 - 65
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    Proper development of Computer Science analytical programming skills requires rigorous practice sessions with problem sets and coding exercises, but this is often not apriority for many students. Digital educational games have been shown to increase the appeal of repetitive instructional tasks however many of these games fail to capitalize on the power of cultural motivators. In this paper, we inv... View full abstract»

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  • Adopting SGID-Evaluation Techniques for a Lecture-Recording Based Blended Learning Approach

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):66 - 70
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    Lecture recordings have been used for teaching purposes for several years and different ways of distribution have been investigated at the universities in Osnabrueck. A blended learning approach based on lecture recordings has been developed over the years in which the audio and video recordings substitute the classroom lectures. Building blocks of that concept are podcasts, web lectures, electron... View full abstract»

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  • Utilizing Students' Own Mobile Devices and Rich Media: Two Case Studies from the Health Sciences

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):71 - 76
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    The rapid proliferation of mobile devices nationally coupled with high levels of individual ownership both nationally and internationally provide many opportunities for exploring ways in which students own mobile devices might be integrated into teaching and learning activities in higher education. Amongst other benefits, mobile learning is seen as providing considerable opportunities to link form... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing a Blackberry eLearning Platform for Interactive Hypertension Education

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):77 - 81
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    We developed an interactive patient learning system for use on Blackberry devices to inform hypertension subjects about their chronic condition and enforce knowledge retention by questioning the user. The system uses the Blackberry's internet connection to retrieve hypertension information from a database and plays recorded audio files corresponding to hypertension information messages. The applic... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of Location-Aware M-Learning System

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):82 - 86
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    Mobile learning (m-learning) is a technology with a huge potential to be used in distance learning. This technology is developed for mobile devices. This paper describes the proposal of a location aware m-learning system for personal digital assistants (PDA) with global positioning system (GPS) receivers incorporated. Location-aware support is provided using GPS. This application was designed and ... View full abstract»

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  • Smartphone Cross-Compilation Framework for Multiplayer Online Games

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):87 - 92
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    Social networks and multiplayer online games have drastically gained in popularity over the last decade. Likewise smartphones have become interesting targets for extending social networks and multiplayer games thanks to their innovative features such as intuitive user interfaces. Mobile versions of games and social network applications often make use of special capabilities of smartphones such as ... View full abstract»

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  • The openFuXML Wiki Engine: Transforming Wiki Sources to Structured XML Content Objects

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):93 - 98
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    Wikis are important tools for online knowledge sharing, web based content repositories and collaboration platforms. In several situations users wish to make printouts of Wiki articles, include or extend these articles in their own environments. Solutions currently available lack in content processing and in the quality of the printout, especially when collections of articles are selected. Transfor... View full abstract»

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