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Proceedings of ECEL 2008
The 7th European Conference on e-Learning
held at the Grecian Bay Hotel, Agia Napa, Cyprus
on 6-7 November 2008


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Index to Book 1
Index to Book 2


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Paper Title

Author(s)

Page No.

Preface

 

xvi

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

 

xix

Biographies of contributing authors

 

xx

 

 

BOOK 1

An Ontological Model for Learning Content Design

Giovanni Adorni, Mauro Coccoli, Gianni Vercelli and Giuliano Vivanet
University of Genoa, Italy

1

e-Accessibility of Higher Education Websites

Liaqat Ali1, Hamid Jahankhani2 and Hossein Jahankhani1
1University of East London, UK
2Middlesex University, London, UK

8

Artificial Intelligence Tools for Student Learning Assessment in Professional Schools

Paulo Almeida1, Paulo Novais2, Eduardo Costa1, Manuel Rodrigues3 and José Neves2
1Centro de Formação Profissional da Indústria de Calçado, São João da Madeira, Portugal
2Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
3Escola Secundária Martins Sarmento, Guimarães, Portugal

17

Letters from the Field: e-Learning Students Change of Learning Behaviour in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

Annika Andersson
Swedish Business School, Örebro, Sweden

29

Learner’s Support in the Concept map Based Knowledge Assessment System

Alla Anohina and Janis Grundspenkis
Riga Technical University
, Latvia

38

e-Pioneering: A Mentoring Approach to Institutional Technology Adoption

Elaine Arici
University of Nottingham, UK

46

Prediction of Reading Performance Using the MAPS (Mental Attributes Profiling System) Multimodal Interactive ICT Application

Elena Aristodemou1, Tatjana Taraszow1, Yiannis Laouris1, Timotheos Papadopoulos2 and Pantelis Makris3
1
Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
2University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
3Ministry of Education, Nicosia, Cyprus

58

The Skillsoft Growth Model

Lelia Ataliani
Infotrend Innovations Co. Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus

65

PebblePAD: Big Splashes or Mini Ripples? Reflections on Electronic Portfolio Usage on a Blended Learning Course

Darren Awang
Coventry University, UK

73

Patterns of ICT use in Australian Schools by Beginning Teachers: The three Rs

Frank Bate and Dorit Maor
Murdoch University, Australia

82

Using e-Learning Tools to Build a Community of Distance Learners: A Progress Review and Call for Collaboration

Martin Belgrove, Julia Griffin and Brian Makepeace
University of East London, UK

90

Learning to hit the Ground Running – The Online Way

Adriana Beylefeld and Alwyn Hugo
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

97

Evolution of the Roles of the Actors in the Context of the Implementation of an "Environnement Numérique de Travail" in a University

Delphine Billouard and Laïd Bouzidi
Université Lyon 3, France

106

Mobile City and Language Guides - New Links Between Formal and Informal Learning Environments

Mads Bo-Kristensen¹, Niels Ole Ankerstjerne¹, Chresteria Neutzsky-Wulff² and Herluf Schelde³
¹Resource Centre for Integration, Vejle, Denmark
²University of Aarhus, Denmark
³Lærdansk, Aarhus, Denmark

113

Some Factors to Consider When Designing Semi-Autonomous Learning Environments

Paul Bouchard
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

120

Integrating Web 2.0 Features into a Learning Management System

Salim Boulakfouf and Denis Zampunieris
University of Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

127

“Here Comes Trouble”: A Positive Architecture of Disruptive Education

Stephen Bowman
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, Chislehurst, UK

134

Two-fold Learning: Learning by Developing and Learning By Playing

Cristina Bralia1 and Nadia Catenazzi2
1ICT Tosi, Busto Arsizio, Italy
2Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Varese, Italy

139

i-learn – Complete Online Delivery for Arts and Crafts: A Case Study

Maggie Carr
Gorseinon College, Wales, UK

147

Sowing the Seeds of Learner Autonomy: Transforming the VLE into a Third Place Through the use of Web 2.0 Tools

Fiona Carroll, Rita Kop and Clare Woodward
Swansea University, UK

152

From Hype to Reality: E-Portfolios in Nursing

Maggie Carson and Anne Robertson
University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

160

e-Learning and e-Citizenship Between PKM and PST

Antonio Cartelli
University of Cassino, Italy

169

Syllabus Flexibility and Adaptation to the new European Higher Education Area Through the Inclusion of e-Learning

Montserrat Casalprim Ramonet, Virginia Larraz Rada, Miquel Nicolau Vila, Betlem Sabrià Bernadó and Alexandra Saz Peñamaría
University of Andorra, Sant Julià de Lòria, Principality of Andorra

178

Game Inspired Tool Support for e-Learning Processes

Marie-Thérèse Charles, David Bustard and Michaela Black
University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

188

Unified Course Design for European Production Engineers

Sami Chatti1, Erman Tekkaya1, Ove Bayard2 and Mihai Nicolescu2
1Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
2
Royal Institute of Technology KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

198

Web-Based Learning Using a `Library of Activities’ to Assist and Support Students and Mentors

Carol Clark and Christine Stevens
UWE, Bristol, UK

203

Enhancing the Student Experience Using Web 2.0 Technologies (Wikis, Blogs and Webcam Recordings) to Encourage Student Engagement and to Develop Collaborative Learning: a Case Study

June Clarke, Jayne Hunter and Marc Wells
Sheffield Hallam University, England, UK

208

The net Generation’s Engagement With and Expectations of Web 2.0 Technologies During HE Studies - Case Studies at Undergraduate Level in the Faculty of Organisation and Management

June Clarke and Marc Wells
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

213

Making Technology Work for you:  Why Might Academic Staff Want to Engage With and Promote e-Learning? A Case Study

June Clarke and Marc Wells
Sheffield Hallam University, UK

224

Computer vs. Textbook: Effects on Motivation and Gain in Knowledge

Cathérine Conradty and Franz Bogner
University of Bayreuth, Germany

231

Web 2.0 tools in pre-Service Teacher Education Programs: An Example From Portugal

Clara Pereira Coutinho
Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal

239

Exploring a Professional Social Network Environment for Learning and Development

Paul Coyne1, Anthony, Basiel2 and Pauline Armsby2
1Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK
2Middlesex University, London, UK

246

A Best Practice Approach to the Enhancement of the Learning Experience

Maja Ćukušić1, Andrina Granić1, Charles Mifsud2 and Marjes Zammit2
1University of Split, Croatia
2University of Malta, Msida, Malta

253

Distance Reflective Learning in Lithuanian Young Programmers School

Valentina Dagiene
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania

264

A Typology for Web 2.0

Christian Dalsgaard and Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen
University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

272

Web Based Interactive Models for Science Education and Collaboration

Valentas Daniūnas, Vygintas Gontis, Artūras Acus, Vytautas Fokas and Gintaras Valiauga
Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy of Vilnius University, Lithuania

280

Bringing Digital Multimedia in Mathematics Education

Ioannis Deliyiannis1, Andreas Floros1, Panayiotis Vlamos 1 Michael Arvanitis2 and Tsiridou Tania1
1Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
2Euroscience Greek Regional Section, Athens Greece

290

e-Learning as an Opportunity for Virtual Mobility and Competence Development Within European Universities

Jana Dlouhá and Laura Macháčková Henderson
Charles University Environment Center, Prague, Czech Republic

297

Web 2.0-Mediated Competence – Implicit Educational Demands on Learners

Nina Bonderup Dohn
University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark

308

The COSMOS Approach for Teaching Science: An Architecture That Combines IEEE LOM Compatible Content With Multi-Lingual Science Educational Vocabularies and Rights

Nikolaos Doulamis1, Christodoulos Psaltis1, Andreas Georgopoulos1, Menelaos Sotiriou2 Sofoklis Sotiriou3 and Ioannis Doxaras2
1National Technical University of Athens, Greece
2I-Know-How, Athens, Greece
3Research and Development Department, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece

316

Providing for Autonomous Hands-on Learning and Learner Mobility Using Virtual Computer Technologies

Sean Duignan1 and Tony Hall2
1Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Ireland
2National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

326

Information Seeking for Lifelong Learning: One Size Doesn’t fit all

Barry Eaglestone, Nigel Ford, Andrew Madden and Martin Whittle
The University of Sheffield, England, UK

334

Developing Knowledge Together: Involving People With Disabilities in Education Using Webcam

Laraine Epstein, Gill Ward, and Darren Awang
Coventry University, UK

342

Enhancing Business Support to SME's Through Continuous Work-Based e-Learning for Business Advisory Professionals

Lorna Everall1, 2, Robert Sanders2 and Canice Hamill3
1 Coventry University, UK
2 European Business Innovation Centre Network, Brussels, Belgium
3 Canice Consulting, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

346

Web 2.0: Engaging Those with Learning Disabilities

Sotiris Fanou
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

354

Youngsters and Industrial Literacy: Why the m-Learning Approach?

Cláudia Fernandes and Luís Rocha
CATIM, Porto, Portugal

361

Business Students’ Perceptions of Computer-Assisted Learning and Simulations

Nadine Fry and Nia Love
Bristol Business School, Bristol, UK

371

Smart e-NoteBook: An Adaptive Hypermedia Learning Material Management Environment

Shehab Gamalel-Din and Farida AL-Saad
King AbdulAziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

379

Smart Assistant for Adaptive Course Preparation and Delivery in e-Learning Environments

Shehab Gamalel-Din and Reem Al-Otaibi
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

390

Feedback Services for Exercise Assistants

Alex Gerdes1, Bastiaan Heeren1, Johan Jeuring1, 2 and Sylvia Stuurman1
1
Open Universiteit Nederland, Heerlen, The Netherlands
2Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

402

Developing the Capacities of Public Servants Through e-Learning: Profile and Interactive Experiences of Public Management Students

Juvy Lizette Gervacio
University of the Philippines Open University, Philippines

411

To Podcast or not to Podcast? Students’ Feedback on a Different Learning Experience in Histology

Hendrik Geyer, Adriana Beylefeld and Alwyn Hugo
University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

419

ELDO: An Ontology for the Cataloguing of e-Learning Design

Marcello Giacomantonio
CERTE Omniacom, Argenta, Italy

425

Student Vision Regarding an Ideal e-Tutor in Romania

Maria Goga1 and Nicolae Goga2
1University of Bucharest, Romania
2University of Groningen, The Netherlands

435

The Role of Meta-Cognition in web Searching to Support Inquiry-Based Learning

Genevieve Gorrell, Andrew Madden, Peter Holdridge, Nigel Ford, Barry Eaglestone
Sheffield University, UK

443

E-mbedding E-nhancing E-valuating - Students' Perspective on the use of e-Learning to Develop Study/Information Literacy Skills

Susan Graves, Julie Bostock and Ruth Wilson
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK

451

Identity Crisis: Who is Teaching Whom Online?

Susan Greener
University of Brighton Business School, England, UK

460

e-Learning and Web 2.0 in the Humanities – Development, Testing and Evaluation of Didactic Models Beyond the Distribution of Online-Material

Brigitte Grote, Harriet Hoffmann and Jeelka Reinhardt
Center for Digital Systems, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

468

Use of Internet Resources to Improve Education Delivery - A Case Study in Bangladesh

Mathias Hatakka
Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden

477

Use of International Internet Discussion Boards to Promote Health and Technology Knowledge and Skills in Nursing Education

Elaine Haycock-Stuart1, Bobbe Ann Gray2 and Donna Curry2
1The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2Wright State University College of Nursing and Health, Dayton, Ohio, USA

484

Developing Information Literacy Skills by Using e-Learning Environments in Higher Education

Nina Heinze and Jan-Mathis Schnurr
Institute for Media und Educational Technology, Augsburg, Germany

492

A new Open Source web Statistical Tool

Claude Houssemand1, Pierre Valois2, Belkacem Abdous2 and Stéphane Germain2
1Université du Luxembourg, Luxenbourg
2Université Laval, Québec, Canada

499

The Teaching Buddy: Speech and Language Technologies for Assisting and Assessing Instructional Practice

Juan Huerta1 and Despina Stylianou2
1IBM T.J Watson Research Center, New York, USA
2The City College of The City University of New York, New York, USA

505

Listening to the Learners’ Voices in HE- How do Students Reflect on Their use of Technology for Learning?

Ruth Hyde and Amanda Jefferies
STROLL, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

516

Humanistic Approach to Technology Domination in Technology Enhanced Learning

Marko Ivanišin
University of Maribor, Slovenia

524

The Development of Formal and Informal Learning Online Through Online Communities of Practice and Social Networking

Jean Johnson and Jonny Dyer
Inclusion Trust, Bishops Stortford, UK

531

A Learning Metronome! An Experience in Vodcasting

Richard Jones
Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe, UK

538

Implementing Nationwide e-Learning Projects - A Guarantee of a Better Future

Radu Jugureanu¹, Olimpius Istrate² and Ilinca Georgescu¹
¹SIVECO Romania, Bucharest, Romania
²University of Bucharest, Romania

550

e-Learning Strategies in Technical Part-Time Studies – Constructivist and Collaborative Approaches to Learning and Teaching

Andrea Kelz
University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Campus Pinkafeld, Austria

557

Redesigning the Moodle Interface for use in Primary Schools With a Ratio of one Computer per Student

Alexandros Kofteros1, Avraam Triantafillidis2, Antonis Skellas2 and Anna Krassa3
1
Apoplous Learning, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Kalyvia Primary School, Athens, Greece
3University of Macedonia, Τhessaloniki, Greece

564

Introducing Adaptivity to e-Lessons to Enhance Student Learning

 

Zivana Komlenov, Zoran Budimac and Mirjana Ivanovic
Faculty of Science, Novi Sad, Serbia

571

 

 

BOOK 2

Paper Title

Author(s)

Page No.

 

 

 

Design of an e-Learning System for Accreditation of non-Formal Learning

Eugenia Kovatcheva and Roumen Nikolov
University of Sofia, Bulgaria

1

A User Interface for Simultaneous Moderation of e-Discussions

Matthias Krauß
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Germany

8

Kansei Colour Aesthetics in an Interactive Learning Environment

Tharangie Kumburuhena, Chandrajith Ashuboda Marasinghe and Koichi Yamada
Nagaoka university of Technology, Niigata, Japan

15

Learning Objects and Virtual Learning Environments Technical Evaluation Tools

Eugenijus Kurilovas and Valentina Dagiene
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius, Lithuania

24

The Teaching and Learning of Pronunciation in the Language Classroom and the use of Modern Technology

Marianna Kyprianou
University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

34

Promises, Challenges, and Realities of a Design-based Approach to e-Portfolios

Eleni Kyza
Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

44

Knowledge Ticket System – A Knowledge Broker for Universities

Steffi Lämmle, Stefan Klink, Florian Bernstein, Sabine Rathmayer and Max Walter
Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

54

Handling Large Classes Using Computer Aided Assessment in Blackboard

Elizabeth Laws and Gordon Laws
University of Salford, UK

64

Learner Profile Supports Interaction Between Objects in e-Learning System

Duc-Long Le1, An-Te Nguyen2, Dinh-Thuc Nguyen2 and Axel Hunger3
1 University of Pedagogy, HCM city, Vietnam
2 University of Natural Sciences, HCM city, Vietnam
3 University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

70

Enhancing Design Pedagogy Through e-Learning Strategies

Keelin Leahy and William Gaughran
University of Limerick, Ireland

80

Integration of e-Learning Systems With Repositories of Learning Objects

José Paulo Leal1 and Ricardo Queirós2
1
University of Porto, Portugal
2Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

91

The Enhancement of Reusability of Course Content and Scenarios in Unified e-Learning Environment for Schools

Virginija Limanauskiene and Vytautas Stuikys
Kaunas University of technology, Lithuania

99

Automatic Student Coaching and Monitoring Thanks to Automaton. The Case of Writing a Compiler

Isabelle Linden, Hubert Toussaint, Andreas Classen and Pierre-Yves Schobbens
University of Namur, Belgium

109

Integrating the in-Classroom use of Mobile Technologies Within a blended Learning Model

Tim Linsey, Andreas Panayiotidis and Ann Ooms
Kingston University, UK

119

e-Accounting at the University of Vienna – Developing Applicable e-Learning Tools for Large-Scale Accounting Classes

Michaela Schaffhauser-Linzatti, Silvia Pernsteiner, Regina Michalski-Karl and Isabella Hinterleitner
University of Vienna, Austria

123

What is Your Response? It’s Time to get Personal

Jenny Lorimer and Alan Hilliard
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

128

Strategies for Embedding eLearning in Traditional Universities: Drivers and Barriers

Kay Mac Keogh and Seamus Fox
Dublin City University, Ireland

135

Teaching Internet Search Skills: Some Evidence-Based Lessons

Andrew Madden, Barry Eaglestone, Nigel Ford, Genevieve Gorrell and Martin Whittle
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

142

e-Learning in Greece: Application in the Area of e-Marketing

Eleonora Ioulia Malama, Fotini Patsioura, Vicky Manthou and Maro Vlachopoulou
University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

148

Using a Blended-Learning Approach to Support Parent Education in Math and Science

Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris1, Efstathios Mavrotheris2 and Efi Paparistodemou1
1
European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

155

Web-Based Discussion as a Supervision Method in Nursing Students’ Clinical Training

Sari Mettiäinen and Kristiina Vähämaa
Pirkanmaa University of Applied Sciences, Tampere, Finland

161

Learning English Through Game-Based Design – Reflections on Performance and Teacher/Learner Roles

Bente Meyer
University of Aarhus, Denmark

169

Applying Internet-Based tele-operation Technologies to Remote Engineering Experimentation in Solar Energy Engineering

Ionnis Michaelides and Polyvios Eleftheriou
Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus

178

e-Learning: Strengths and Weaknesses Pros and Cons in a Global Education and Training Methodology

George Mouzakitis
Educational Organization E-DEKA, Korinthos, Greece

188

Conversion and Delivery of Courses via a Course Management System

Ezra Mugisa and Carl Beckford
University of the West Indies, Jamaica, West Indies

197

The Challenges in the Secondary School e-Learning Process

Nikolina Nikolova, Atanas Georgiev and George Gachev
Sofia University, Bulgaria

205

Evaluating the Impact of Video-Based Versus Traditional Lectures on Student Learning

Panagiota Nikopoulou-Smyrni and Christos Nikopoulos
Brunel University, West London, UK

214

Demand Led e-learning to Support Small Businesses

Shamima Nooruddin and John Heap
Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, Grimsby, UK

222

Education in your Face(Book)!

Annette Odell, Peter Nevin and Hedley Roberts
The University of East London, UK

231

Case Study – Using a Wiki to Teach Information Decision Science

Timothy Olson
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

240

Introducing a Model for Creative e-Learning Pedagogy - Case Craftopolis

Tanja Oraviita¹ and Satu Lautamäki²
¹University of Art and Design, University of Vaasa, Finland
²University of Applied Sciences, Vaasa, Finland

247

The Use of e-Learning in Adult Learning: A Comparative Study Between Six European Countries

Yiola Papadopoulou1, Elena Aristodemou2 and Yiannis Laouris2
1
Cyprus University of Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

255

Supporting Teachers’ Pedagogical and Content Knowledge of Statistics through Distance Learning

Efi Paparistodemou1, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris1 and Efstathios Mavrotheris2
1
European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
2Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

264

Specifying and Analyzing Strategies using Petri Nets

Harrie Passier
Open Universiteit Nederland, Heerlen, The Netherlands

270

An Empirical Investigation of User Experience in e-Learning Environments

Andriani Piki1, Guido Kuehn2, Mirja Lievonen1, Duska Rosenberg1 and Ralf Doerner3
1
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
2Electronic Arts GmbH, Cologne, Germany
3Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences, Germany

281

The “Living Museums” project

Alfredo Pina1, Lore Huizi1, Jon Legarrea1, Jose Miguel Correa2, Lorea Fernández2, Alex Ibañez2, Estibaliz Jiménez de Aberasturi2, Margari León2, Elia Fernández2, Luis Gutierrez2, Sandra Baldassarri3, Eva Cerezo3 and Pablo Orensanz 3
1
Public University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
2University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain
3University of Zaragoza, Spain

289

DZEMUj: A Tool for Mining in e-Learning Tests. Description and Experience

Luboš Popelínský, Mária Briatková and Zdeněk Kedaj
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

299

Who Supports the Support Workers? e-Learning for Support Workers of Students With Disabilities

Christopher Power, Helen Petrie, David Swallow and Monia Sannia
University of York, UK

304

School Transfer from Primary to Secondary Education

Iacovos Psaltis
Middlesex University Institute of Work Based Learning, Nicosia, Cyprus

313

Enhancing English Language Learning Through ICT

Stella Psaroudaki and Anne McKay
Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

322

Blended Learning in Teaching Operating Systems

Lucyna Pyzik
University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszow, Poland

330

IT Competence Perfection Applying the Applying Distance Teaching System

Janina Radvilaviciute
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

337

Effective e-Learning Tricks or Strategies in Online and Hybrid Courses

Prakash Ranganathan
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA

342

Practically-Oriented e-Learning Quality Assurance. Empirical Findings and Making use of These for the Promotion of e-Learning Quality in Everyday University Teaching

Jeelka Reinhardt and Marc Heinitz
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany

352

Information Literate Through Blended Learning

Inge Reubzaet and Frans van Hoek
CINOP, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

360

Developing a Screen-Capture Reusable Learning Object for Undergraduates

Julian Robinson
University College Birmingham, UK

366

Learners’ Preferences on Visual Elements in Web-Based Instruction: An Individual Approach

Rishi Ruttun1 and Sabah Khalid2
1
Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
2Queen Mary School of Medicine, London, UK

376

Experts on e-Learning: Insights Gained From Listening to the Student Voice!

Malcolm Ryan, Wendy Cealey Harrison and Rita Headington
University of Greenwich, London, UK

386

Enhancing Blended Learning – Developing a Community Based Methopedia

Thomas Ryberg1, Elke Brenstein2, Lehti Pilt3, Rafal Moczadlo4, Christian Niemczik2 and Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld1
1Aalborg University, Denmark
2University of Applied Sciences, Wildau, Germany
3University of Tartu, Estonia
4Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland

394

Automatic Verbalization of Mathematical Formulae for web-Based Learning Resources

Teresa Sancho-Vinuesa1, César Córcoles1, Antònia Huertas1, Antoni Pérez-Navarro1, Daniel Marquès2 and Joana Villalonga2
1Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
2Maths for More, Barcelona, Spain

405

e-Learning Network for Language Training

Tom Savu1 and Judit Vitai2
1Politehnica University, Bucharest, Romania
2Supra Vita Language School, Eger, Hungary

415

Tagging Electronic Resources for Modules – A Case Study in Web 2.0 People and Technology

Guy Saward and Lynette Pye
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

422

Learning-by-Doing Gender

Dominique Schirmer1, Peter Bruestle2, Dominik Haubner2, Matthias Holthaus1, Bernd Remmele1, Britta Schinzel1
1Center for Applied Further Education Research Lahr, Germany
2University Freiburg Germany

431

Understanding the Experience of non Contributory Online Participants (Readers) in NCSL Communities

 

Kathy Seddon1, Keith Postlethwaite2 and Geoff Lee
1NCSL, Nottingham, UK
2Exeter University, UK

436

Modelling of Qualitative Technology Based e-learning Course Development

Maija Sedleniece and Sarma Cakula
Vidzeme University College, Valmiera, Latvia

446

Structural Steel Design e-Learning Portal

Miguel Serrano1, Carlos López-Colina1, Sue Armstrong2, Jörg Lange3 and Fernando González3
1University of Oviedo, Gijón, Spain

2University of Sheffield, UK
3Fachgebiet Stahlbau T. U. Darmstadt, Germany

454

Motivations and Perceived Usefulness of Technology in Higher Education

Munacinga Simatele
University Of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

460

Improving the Matching Process of e-Mentoring in Luxury Hotels

David Simmonds1 and Anne Marie Zammit Lupi2
1University of Westminster, London, UK
2Starwood Hotels and Resorts, London, UK

469

e-Academy for International Development of Transfusion Medicine – A Unique Institution

Cees Smit Sibinga1 and Ron de Gunst2
1Academic Institute IDTM, Groningen, the Netherlands
2Exencia Ltd, Gouda, the Netherlands

479

Blended Learning in Action

Lorenzo Sommaruga1 and Kylene De Angelis2
1University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, Manno, Switzerland
2Training 2000, Mondavio, Italy

485

e-Learning and Digital Dialogue – From Speech Acts to Collaborative Knowledge Building

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen and Bo Fibiger
University of Aarhus, Denmark

491

e-Portfolio in Primary School: Children’s Self-Awareness Through Digital Tools

Laura Spinsanti1 and Elisabetta Bertini2
1
ISTI CNR, Pisa, Italy
2University of Pisa, Italy

499

The art of Learning in a Virtual World: Sculpting Zeros and Ones

Ioana Andreea Stănescu and Antoniu Ştefan
Advanced Technology Systems, Targoviste, Romania

511

The Development of Models for Identifying and Promoting Best Practice in e-Learning and Virtual Campuses

Mark Stansfield1, Thomas Connolly1, Antonio Cartelli2, Athanassios Jimoyiannis3, Hugo Magalhães4 and Katherine Maillet5
1School of Computing University of the West of Scotland, UK
2University of Cassino, Italy
3University of Peloponnese, Greece
4Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, Portugal
5Institut National des Telecommunications, France

520

Teaching the Content “Globalization” Evaluation of an Established e-Learning Course

Christopher Stehr
University of Ulm, Germany

530

“But surely it’s harmless?” Developing a Multimedia Ethical Misadventure for web Delivery

Terry Mark Stewart and Mark Brown
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

540

Ontology Based Cross-Sectorial and Socio-Cultural Transfer of Proven e-Learning Solutions

Dragan Stokic and Ljubiša Urošević
Institute for Applied Systems Technology, Bremen, Germany

549

Employing Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Active Learning in Courses Requiring Group Projects

Vasso Stylianou and Angelika Kokkinaki
University of Nicosia, Cyprus

555

Cooperation Models for National e-Learning Development in Estonia (Example of the Estonian e-Learning Development Centre)

Ene Tammeoru, Jüri Lõssenko, Kerli Kusnets and Marit Dremljuga
Estonian e-Learning Development Centre; Tallinn; Estonia

562

How much Personal and Sensitive Information do Cypriot Teenagers Reveal in Facebook?

Tatjana Taraszow, Aysu Arsoy, Georgina Shitta, and Yiannis Laouris
Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus

871

Enhancing e-Learning Environments with Users’ Cognitive Factors: The Case of EKPAIDEION

Nikos Tsianos1, Panagiotis Germanakos1, 2, Zacharias Lekkas1, Constantinos Mourlas1, Mario Belk2, Eleni Christodoulou2, George Spanoudis2 and George Samaras2
1
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Hellas
2University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

877

A Research Study About “e-Learning Training Needs” of Vocational High School Teachers in North Cyprus

Nazime Tuncay and Hüseyin Uzunboylu
Near East University, Nicosia, North Cyprus

590

Blended Learning as a Means to Differentiate and Optimise Corporate Training

Michaela Tureckiová1, Jaroslav Veteška2 and Alena Vališová1
1
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2Jan Amos Komensky University, Prague, Czech Republic

599

Content Development within a European e-Learning Project: Guidelines, Results and Reflections

Aimilia Tzanavari1, Elena Papanastasiou1 and George Papadopoulos2
1
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
2University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

607

Content and Intense Cooperation, not Technology, are Essential for Quality Outcomes in e-Learning

Henri Verhaaren
Ghent University
, Belgium

616

e-Learning in a Course on Animal Welfare

Morris Villarroel
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

623

How can a Blind Engineer Access the Curriculum?

Sue Walmsley and Jennifer Bottom
University of Reading, UK

630

Adoption of Web 2.0 Technologies in Education for Health Professionals in the UK: Where are we and why?

Rod Ward, Pam Moule and Lesley Lockyer
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

636

WELL: Web-Based Learner Library for e-Learning 2.0

Hadas Weinberger
Holon Institute of Technology, ISRAEL

643

How Reproducible Research Leads to non-Rote Learning Within a Socially Constructivist e-Learning Environment

Patrick Wessa
K.U.Leuven Association, Belgium

651

Narratives of Student Experience

Roy Williams
University of Portsmouth, UK

659

The Implications of SCORM Conformance for Workplace e-Learning

Gabrielle Witthaus
New Leaf Training Network Ltd, Paphos, Cyprus

667

Assessment of the Growth of Knowledge in Collaborative Learning Networks

Andras Benedek
Information Technology Learning Center for Culture of Application of Microelectronics and Institute for Philosophical Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

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