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Proceedings of ECEL 2009
The 8th European Conference on e-Learning
held at the University of Bari, Italy
on
29-30 October 2009


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Paper Title

Author(s)

Page No.

Preface

 

vii

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

 

ix

Biographies of contributing authors

 

xi

E-Learning in Malaysia and Nigeria: a Bibliometric Study

Ahmed Bakeri Abubakar1, Yahya Ibrahim Harande2 and Bappa Magaji Abubakar2
1
International Islamic University, Malaysia
2Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

1

The Smart Office Hours Assistant: an Intelligent Student-Centered FAQ System

Asma Al-Ayed1 and Shehab Gamalel-Din2
1
Umm AlQura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
2King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

6

Active Learning Methods in Teaching Computer Science Courses at HAFA

Antonios Andreatos
Hellenic Air Force Academy, Dekeleia Air Force Base,
Greece

18

Websites and Museums: New Informal Learning Applications

Mikel Asensio Brouard1, Elena Asenjo Hernanz1 and Alex Ibáñez Etxeberria2
1
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
2Universidad del País Vasco, Spain

25

How Blogs and Web Platforms Have Changed Communication Through Activist Art: an Approach to Existing Online Art Communities

Ana Margarida Barata1 and Carlos Vaz de Carvalho2
1
New University of Lisbon/ Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (Porto School of Engineering), Portugal
2Porto School of Engineering, Portugal

34

Evaluation of Learning Based on Transverse Competences Using Web 2.0 Orientations: the e-Transfolio

Elena Barberà, Ana Mª Rodera, Gemma Aguado, Lourdes Guàrdia and Montse Vall-llovera
Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

44

E-Plasticity: an Asynchronous e-Learning Solution for Artillery Barrels Autofrettage Process

Ghita Barsan, Luminita Giurgiu, Benoni Sfarlog and Danut Mosteanu
Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania

52

On-The-Job e-Learning: Workers’ Motivations and Perceptions. The Case of "La Caixa"

Josep Batalla Busquets, Carmen Pacheco Bernal and Jordi Vilaseca Requena
 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

60

Evaluating the Impact of Distance Learning Support Systems on the Learning Experience of MBA Students in a Global Context

Yongmei Bentley, Anjali Shegunshi and Mike Scannell
University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK

69

Towards a Service-Oriented e-Learning Framework Based on Semantics

Devis Bianchini1, Valeria De Antonellis1, Antonio De Nicola2, Michele Missikoff2
1University of Brescia, Italy
2IASI-CNR, Rome, Italy

81

Student Performance and its Association with Utilisation of Teaching Material

David Bond, Tony Holland and Peter Wells
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

91

Moodle as a Trojan Mouse: Policy, Politics and Pragmatism

Mark Brown, Shelley Paewai and Gordon Suddaby
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

100

Dishonesty Deterrence and Detection: how Technology can Ensure Distance Learning Test Security and Validity

Richard Caldarola1 and Tanya MacNeil2
1
Troy University, Atlanta, USA
2American InterContinental University, Atlanta, USA

108

Frameworks for Digital Literacy and Digital Competence Assessment

Antonio Cartelli
University of Cassino, Italy

116

Exploring the Current Theoretical Background About Adoption Through Institutionalization of Online Education in Universities: Needs for Further Research

Ines Casanovas
Jönköping University
, Sweden
National Technological University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

124

A Web-Based Tool for Assessing Online Peer-Reviews

Elisabete Cunha1 and Álvaro Figueira2
1
CRACS, Porto, Portugal
2CRACS & DCC, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

132

Creating Confident Web Conferencers: a Web 2.0 Approach to Staff Development

Mark de Groot and Gill Harrison
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

140

The Evaluation of e-Learning Practices in the University Education System

Carmen de Pablos Heredero
Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

146

VET: A Tool for e-Learning 2.0

Vincenzo Di Lecce1, Antonella Giove1 And Alessandro Quarto2
1
Polytechnic Of Bari, Taranto, Italy
2
Myhermes S.R.L, Taranto, Italy

156

Use of Wiki Tools for Raising the Communicative Aspect of Learning

Jana Dlouhá and Jiří Dlouhý
Charles University Environment Center, Prague, Czech Republic

165

Is Audio Feedback a Useful Way of Enabling Students to Learn? A Case Study

Elisabeth Dunne and Sue Rodway-Dyer
University of Exeter, UK

174

Heutagogy: What Your Mother Didn’t Tell you About Pedagogy and the Conceptual Age

Jane Eberle
Emporia State University, USA

181

Organizing web Educational Resources According to Specific User Needs

Nuno Escudeiro1, 2 and Paula Escudeiro1
1
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
2Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support, Porto, Portugal

189

Interventions for Second-Order Change in Higher Education: Challenges and Barriers

Sebastian Fiedler1 and Terje Väljataga2
1
Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna, Austria
2Tallinn University/Tampere University of Technology, Tallinn/Tampere, Estonia/Finland

196

The Lecture is Dead Long Live the e-Lecture

Duncan Folley
Leeds Metropolitan University
, UK

204

The Combined use of e-Learning and Traditional Learning Systems for Students of Biology and Biochemistry

Susana Gaytan and Rosario Pasaro
University of Seville, Spain

212

Crossing the Ts and Closing the Tags: Improving Web-Standards Compliance in Open Source e-Learning Platforms

Andreas Giannakoulopoulos1, Andreas Floros2, Nikolaos Kanellopoulos2 and Iraklis Varlamis3
1
University of Athens, Greece
2Ionian University, Corfu, Greece
3Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

219

Educational Issues in Computer Based Assessment

Luminita Giurgiu, Ghită Bârsan and Dănut Mosteanu
Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania

228

A Framework for Supporting Postsecondary Learners with Psychiatric Disabilities in Online Environments

Scott Grabinger
University of Colorado Denver, USA

236

Communication for Learning: too Much Choice?

Susan Greener
Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

244

Effective Provision of Formative Feedback in an e-Learning Environment

Thanos Hatziapostolou1, Iraklis Paraskakis2

1City College – International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Thessaloniki, Greece
2South East European Research Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece

250

Studying Herbal Medicine: From Correspondence Course to Virtual World Polyclinic

Rose Heaney
University of East London, UK

259

Mobile Devices and Archaeological Sites: An Emergent Context in Mediterranean Europe

Alex Ibáñez Etxeberria1 and Mikel Asensio Brouard2
1
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea-Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
2Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

267

Wiki Tools in the Preparation and Support of e-Learning Courses

Antonín Jančařík and Kateřina Jančaříková
Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

276

Building the Future Student’s Blended Learning Experience From Current Research Findings

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

282

AntiPlag – a Sampling-Based Tool for Plagiarism Detection in Student Texts

Tuomo Kakkonen and Niko Myller
University of Joensuu, Finland

287

Visual Analytics for Educational Data Analysis

Zdeněk Kedaj1, Lenka Nováková2 and Luboš Popelínský1
1Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
2Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic

294

Web-Based English Language Learning Environments in Technical Part-Time Studies Self-Directed and Collaborative Approaches

Andrea Kelz
University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria

301

Undergraduate Perceptions of the Usefulness of Web 2.0 in Higher Education: Survey Development

Swapna Kumar
University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

308

Quality Evaluation and Optimisation of e-Learning System Components

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

315

Learning for the Networked Society – Future-Oriented Competencies and the Emergence of the new Learner

Karin Tweddell Levinsen
Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark

325

E-Communication Patterns in Collaborative Learning Networks

Hwee Ling Lim
The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

332

GAOOLE: a Gaia Design of Agent-Based Online Collaborative Learning Environment

Shuangyan Liu, Mike Joy and Nathan Griffiths
University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

339

Use of a Electronic Voting System (EVS) to Facilitate Teaching and Assessment of Decision Making Skills in Undergraduate Radiography Education

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

351

Reuse and Repurposing of Digital Content: Understanding the Challenges of Design, Process, People

Lindsey Martin and Alison Mackenzie
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK

358

How do Students Measure Service Quality in e-Learning? A Case Study Regarding an Internet-based University

María Martínez-Argüelles1, José Castán2 and Angel Juan1
1
Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
2University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

366

Collaborative Language Learning for Professional Adults

Linda Joy Mesh
University of Siena Language Center, Siena, Italy

374

Social Software, Thinking Styles, Personalization and Case-Based Foreign Language Learning: the Quest for new Pedagogical Models in Higher Education

Margrethe Mondahl, Liana Razmerita and Jonas Rasmussen
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

383

Using Web2.0 Technology in Work Based Learning

Aboubakr Moteleb and Alan Durrant
Middlesex University, London, UK

391

Since Everybody Needs Needs Analysis why do we Fail to Investigate?

George Mouzakitis
e-DEKA, Greece

400

Conveyor Belt Production of Course Material – a Case Study in Sri Lanka

Peter Mozelius1 and Mathias Hatakka2
1Stockholm University, Sweden
2
Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden

406

A National Strategy for Ensuring Authenticity in Student Work

Will Murray and Gill Rowell
PlagiarismAdvice.org, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

413

The Role and use of Essay Tests in e-Learning: a Japanese Case Study

Minoru Nakayama1, Hiroh Yamamoto1 and Rowena Santiago2
1
CRADLE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
2California State University, San Bernardino, USA

419

Analysis of e-learning Courses Used at FIM UHK With Respect to Constraint Satisfaction Problems

Kamila Olševičová and Petra Poulová
University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

425

E-Portfolios in University and Blended Learning Settings

Rikke Orngreen
Aarhus university, Copenhagen, Denmark

431

Domain Ontology Creation Based on Automatic Text Extraction for Learning Objects Characterization

Adela Ortiz1, Isabel Azevedo1, Rui Seiça2, Eurico Carrapatoso2 and Carlos Vaz Carvalho1
1
GILT / Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
2Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal

440

Plumbing the Depths: Stories, e-Portfolios: Pedagogy, Ownership

Jennifer Patterson
University of Greenwich, London UK

449

Portraits of Learners: an Ethnographic Study of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Practices

Andriani Piki
Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK

458

Barriers to a Virtual Europe

Andy Pulman
Bournemouth University, UK

466

Designing for Immersive Learning Environments: a Study of Teacher Innovation Using the Learning Federation (TLF) Digital Learning Resources

Peter Reimann, Peter Freebody and Margery Hornibrook
The University of Sydney, Australia

473

3D Virtual Worlds: the new Virtual Learning Environments

Rosa Reis, Paula Escudeiro and Nuno Escudeiro
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

481

The Playground Model: Bridging the Gap Between Digital Technology and Curriculum an Evaluation of the Introduction of e-Portfolio Within Post Graduate Nursing Education

Anne Robertson
University of Edinburgh, UK

489

Transition From Conventional Training Towards e-Learning: how to Ensure Success

Andrée Roy
Université de Moncton, Canada

494

Methopedia - Pedagogical Design Community for European Educators

Thomas Ryberg1, Christian Niemczik2 and Elke Brenstein3
1
Aalborg University, Denmark
2University of Applied Sciences, Wildau, Germany
3dotconex Learning and Development, Potsdam, Germany

503

The Assessment of Web Sites Related With Teaching Science and Mathematics Used by 4th and 5th Grade Elementary Students and Their Teachers

Nihan Sahinkaya1, Sibel Ozsoy2 and Gokhan Ozsoy2
1
Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey
2Aksaray University, Turkey

512

Role-Taking as Strategy for Active Participation in a Blended Learning Course

Nadia Sansone, Paola Francesca Spadaro and Maria Beatrice Ligorio
University of Bari, Italy

518

A Video Gem for a Health e-Portfolio

Jakki Sheridan-Ross, Gill Harrison and Janet Finlay
Leeds Metropolitan University
, UK

525

Developing a Social Collaborative Platform for a Curriculum Review Process: a Case Study of an Iterative Component Based Method

Alisdair Smithies and Chris Banks
University of Manchester,
UK

532

New Technologies in Siberia: e-Portfolio for Student Evaluation and Professional Development

Olga Smolyaninova and Tatyana Ryzhkova
Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

540

Transformative Online Education for Educators: Cascading Progressive Practice in Teaching, Learning and Technology

Keith Smyth
Edinburgh Napier University, UK

549

Mobile Knowledge Management Toolkit

Ioana Andreea Stănescu1, Antoniu Ştefan1, Ion Roceanu2, Veronica Ştefan3 and Felix Hamza-Lup4
1
Advanced Technology Systems, Targoviste, Romania
2“Carol I” National Defence University, Romania
3Valahia University of Targoviste, Romania
4Armstrong Atlantic State University, USA

558

New Pedagogical Modeis Strengthen Workplace Training and Know-How Transfer to Personnel From Industry

John Stav and Erik Engh
Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway

566

Integrating new Online Simulator Services Into Vocational Education and Training

John Stav, Trond Thorseth, Kjetil Liestøl Nielsen and Erik Engh
Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway

572

Integrating Student Response Services for iPod Touch and iPhone into e-Learning Environments

John Stav1, Kjetil Nielsen1, Dan Jacobsen2, Roger Bergh1 and Trond  Thorseth1
1
Sør-Trøndelag University College, Trondheim, Norway
2The Norwegian University for Technology and Sciences, Trondheim, Norway

579

Emergence of the Most Knowledgeable Other (MKO): Social Network Analysis of Chat and Bulletin Board Conversations in a CSCL System

Binod Sundararajan
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

587

Utilising WebCT as a Collaborative Participatory Research Tool to Question the Effectiveness of Notetakers who Support D/eaf University Learners

Yana Tainsh1 and Melanie Thorley2
1
University of Greenwich, London, UK
2AspireAbility, London UK

599

Developing a Conceptual Framework and Strategies Overcoming Intrinsic Inhibitors to e-Learning

Louise Terry1 and Carol Leppa2
1
London South Bank University, London, UK
2University of Washington, Bothell, USA

605

Exploring Learner Participation in Curriculum Development Towards Employing More Read/Write Approaches on a Distance Learning Professional Programme

Pam Thompson and Jo Richardson
De Montfort University, Leicester UK

614

Social Bookmarking: Creating and Sharing Content in Postgraduate Learning

Andy Tomkins and Dawn McLoughlin
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK

623

Social Network Software and Education: South East Asia

Sasalak Tongkaw, Zamhar Iswandono Ismail and Aumnat Tongkaw
The University of Manchester, UK

630

A Conceptual Design of an e-Learning Platform for Mathematical Control Education

Vasilis Tsoulkas1, 2 Athanasios Pantelous3 and Christos Papachristos4
1General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Head of Engineering Design Division), Athens, Greece
2National Delegate to the Joint Communications Board of the European Space Agency (JCB/ESA)
3University of Liverpool, U.K
4National Technical University of Athens, Greece

639

Do Teachers e-Learning Needs Differentiate Among Countries?

Nazime Tuncay1, Ioana Andreea Stanescu2 and Hüseyin Uzunboylu1
1
Near East University, Nicosia, North Cyprus
2Advanced Technology Systems, Romania

649

Let Students Talk: Web 2.0? Web 3.0? Or None?

Nazime Tuncay and Mustafa Tuncay
Near East University, Nicosia, North Cyprus
Atatürk Teacher Training Academy, Nicosia, North Cyprus

657

Selecting Tools and Services: an Expression of Self-Direction in Higher Education

Terje Väljataga
Tallinn University/Tampere University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

665

What is Important? Digital Literacy or Literacy in a Digital Environment?

Henri Verhaaren and Ann De Meulemeester
Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

672

Open and Transparent Consensus: a Snapshot of Teachers’ use of Wikipedia

Albin Wallace
United Learning Trust, Titchmarsh, UK

679

Embedding e-Portfolios for Effective Lifelong Learning: a Case Study

Anne Wheeler and Rowena Yeats
Aston University, Birmingham, UK

687

Teaching Animation Concepts Using e-Learning Tools and On-line Communities

Stephen Wilkinson
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

695

A Contextual Mobile Learning System in our Daily Lives and Professional Situations

Chuantao Yin, Bertrand David and René Chalon
LIESP Laboratory, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Ecully, France

703

Research in Progress Papers

 

713

A Study of the Reliability and Validity of the Felder-Soloman Index of Learning Styles in Arabic

Nahla Aljojo1, Carl Adams2, Abeer Alkhouli1, Tineke Fitch2 and Huda Saifuddin1

1King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

715

Web 2.0: Tool for Teaching or Context for Learning?

Patrícia Dias
Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

725

A ‘Hybrid Space’ for Peer Review: can Facebook Inspire new Ways Of Thinking?

Neil Glen1, Anthony Head1 and Stephen Thompson2
1
Bath School of Art & Design, UK
2Cardiff School of Art & Design, UK

732

Online Presentation Strategies for Visual Learners

Paul Henry
University of Maryland University College, USA
University of Phoenix, USA

742

Innovative use of web Conferencing Tools in a Multi- Process Approach to Learning

Kathy Seddon, Matthew James and Kevin Mulryne
NCSL, Nottingham, UK

749

An Intelligent Mashup Learning Environment with Social Interaction

Joaquim Fernando da Silva and Francisco José Restivo
University of Porto, Portugal

758

 

 

 

Updated 29 July 2010

 

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