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  1. E-Learning in Higher Education – Opportunities & Challenges for Dubai

    Theophilus K. Gokah, The Mena Institute, United Arab Emirates; Namrata Gupta, University of Wollongong, United Arab Emirates; Esinath Ndiweni, Herriot Watt University, United Arab Emirates

    International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015) pp. 443–470

    E-Learning is becoming a popular delivery method across various universities and colleges in Dubai as the region is experiencing a rapid growth of e-Learning in higher education. Adequate... More

    pp. 443-470

  2. A Novel Ubiquitous Workout Training and Education Framework– Workout/Health/Music Systems

    Hong-Hsu Yen, Jia-Ling Lee, Wen-Chih Lee & Zong-Ru Fei, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1943–1950

    A new novel Ubiquitous Workout/Health/Music (UWHM) system, is proposed to improve the workout experience and performance via the music with matched tempo. This UWHM system includes the smartphone... More

    pp. 1943-1950

  3. Use of Mobile Phones for Interaction in Distance Education

    Tayyaba Batool & Ginger Watson, Old Dominion University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1364–1370

    Distance education is a widely adopted technology in many developed parts of the world where educational agencies are constantly considering new technologies that can serve as a medium for... More

    pp. 1364-1370

  4. A Comparison of Faculty and Student Attitudes Towards Distance Education

    Rui Li, Brett Malize, Esther Smidt & Jennifer Bunk, West Chester University, United States

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 635–642

    The purpose of this study is to better understand faculty and student attitudes towards distance education by exploring the similarities and differences between their attitudes and opinions. In... More

    pp. 635-642

  5. Academic Motivation of Students in a blended learning distance teaching approach– a quantitatively oriented study

    Yvonne Vos & Florentina Sauerbach, Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany; Theo Bastiaens, Fernuniversität in Hagen (Germany) and Open University of the Netherlands (The Netherlands), Netherlands

    EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 368–375

    Motivation plays a crucial role in human achievement, such as for instance in distance education. Deci and Ryan (1985, 2000) developed the Self-Determination Theory (SDT) which contains various... More

    pp. 368-375

  6. MOOC Learning through ePortfolios: Design, development, and implementation.

    Jase Teoh, Betty Hurley & Susan Oaks, SUNY Empire State College, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1901–1907

    In the Fall of 2015, two Center for Distance Learning mentors along with an Educational Technologist piloted an in-house course "Learning through ePortfolios" into a Massive Open Online (MOOC)... More

    pp. 1901-1907

  7. We Can Work Together: Managing Group Work Online

    Lujean Baab, Virginia Tech, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1706–1710

    Abstract: Online learning is a preferred option for many students in degree programs, professional development, and life-long learning. The nature of online options can lead to the belief that they... More

    pp. 1706-1710

  8. Online learning in developing countries: experiences and challenges

    Matshepo Catherine Matoane & Elias Oupa Mashile, University of South Africa, South Africa

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1337–1343

    eLearning and online learning technologies have been shown to improve student learning and performance. Distance education institutions of higher learning rely heavily on the affordances of... More

    pp. 1337-1343

  9. Building Awareness for Distance Education through Universal Design Principles and Software Development Process

    Gulsun EBY & Hakan Altinpulluk, Anadolu University, Turkey

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1300–1307

    The main goal of this research is to develop and establish the management, communication, learning and assessment dimensions of Distance Education (DE) milieus within the framework of Universal... More

    pp. 1300-1307

  10. A Case Study in Distance Program Management: The Online Academic Director as Liaison to Faculty and Students

    Cathy Taylor, Jutta Pegues & Dennis Gresdo, Park University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1277–1282

    This paper examines the role of the online academic director, a position created in the 1990’s at Park University to ensure a positive relationship between adjunct instructors, departments, and... More

    pp. 1277-1282

  11. MOOCs as a Canary: A Critical Look at the Rise of EdTech

    Rolin Moe, Seattle Pacific University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1037–1042

    Within popular media, the massive open online course (MOOC) is presented as a novel idea created by maverick professors and developed with a goal to further democratize education on bases of... More

    pp. 1037-1042

  12. Technology Use by Teachers in Distance Education at Graduate Level in Taiwan

    Chiung-Hui Chiu & Yu-Ling Jian, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 767–771

    This study examined whether and how much online course teachers at the higher education level in Taiwan use computer technologies for their personal life and online instruction, and whether any... More

    pp. 767-771

  13. Student Support Services in Distance Learning Environments…An Overlooked Component

    Elizabeth Adadi, Florida International University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 735–740

    Distance education is a thriving force that has been challenged with a lack of satisfactory student support services in many postsecondary institutions for almost a decade. While student support... More

    pp. 735-740

  14. Designing a Training on Online Course Development and Learning Technologies for a Higher Education Institution in a Developing Country

    Oksana Wasilik, University of Wyoming, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 501–504

    This session is a report on planning, implementation, and outcomes of a training workshop on online course design and learning technologies at a private higher education institution in the country ... More

    pp. 501-504

  15. E-Learning in postgraduate education for nurses in Russia: a survey of implementation

    Julia Sergeeva, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 463–466

    The Government of the Russian Federation established the Development Program of Nursing in 2010. The objective of this program is to modernize education and training of nurses using distance... More

    pp. 463-466

  16. Student support in Open Distance Learning through the use of Telecentres

    Matshepo Catherine Matoane & Elias Oupa Mashile, University of South Africa, South Africa

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 402–407

    Open Distance Learning (ODL) is necessary to increase the participation rate of students in higher education. In developing countries like South Africa, ODL plays a critical role in meeting the... More

    pp. 402-407

  17. Prioritizing and Implementing Structures for Personalization within the Asynchronous Learning Environment This a Draft

    Terry Bustillos, National University, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 281–283

    Creating an environment in which the adult learner perceives they are all unique individuals with unique needs rather than just an identification number in cyberspace is an essential component to... More

    pp. 281-283

  18. The Use of Quality Matters™ and the Instructional Design Process

    Meridith Bergeron, University of Florida and Our Lady of the Lake College, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 64–66

    The demand for online courses has been growing. With the rise of online learning, there has been an increasing need for accountability and transparency in distance education, most importantly in... More

    pp. 64-66

  19. Beyond Beliefs: Examining Online Self-efficacy and Learner Engagement in Distance Education

    Jolie Kennedy, University of Minnesota, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 22–30

    The purpose of this study was to measure engagement in an online course over a semester by three groups of students with varying levels of self-efficacy with the online medium (low, moderate, or... More

    pp. 22-30

  20. Two Rooms: The Best practices of supporting and mentoring Graduate counseling interns from a distance in the Online Courseroom

    Heather Zeng, Capella Univeristy, United States; Erin Doherty, Capella University Student, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 2527–2530

    Counseling internships typically include hours in the field and opportunities for teaching. In a distance learning format requirements are no different. Yet, the competencies needed to flourish in ... More

    pp. 2527-2530