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|A Game-Based Approach to Support Social Presence and Awareness in Distributed Project-Based Learning
Björn Berg Marklund, Per Backlund, Carl-Johan Dahlin, Henrik Engström, Ulf Wilhelmsson.
An important factor for success in project-based learning (PBL) is that the involved project groups establish an atmosphere of social interaction in their working environment. In PBL-scenarios situated in distributed environments, most of a group's work-processes are mediated through the use of...
Serious Gaming at School: Reflections on Students' Performance, Engagement and Motivation
Rosa Maria Bottino, Michela Ott, Mauro Tavella.
The concept of Serious Gaming refers to the adoption of classical entertainment games for purposes other than entertainment, including learning and instruction. In this paper the authors report on a Serious Gaming field experiment where typical board games (such as battleship, master mind and domino)...
Studying the User Experience of a Tablet Based Math Game
Kristian Kiili, Harri Ketamo, Antti Koivisto, Enda Finn.
This paper presents the first findings from Math Elements user experience (UX) studies. Math Elements is a game that makes the whole Finnish maths K-2 curriculum (kindergarten and primary school grades 1 and 2) available for players all over the world. The game is based on teachable agent approach...
Developments in Current Game-Based Learning Design and Deployment
Educational gaming is becoming more popular at universities, in the military, and in private business. Multidisciplinary research which explores the cognitive and psychological aspects that underpin successful educational video games is therefore necessary to ensure proper curriculum design and...
Cases on Cultural Implications and Considerations in Online Learning
Expectations – of life, work, education, and so forth – are rooted in cultural values. As a result, access to an engagement with online learning is a culture-bound experience.Cases on Cultural Implications and Considerations in Online Learning illustrates ways in which to reach and engage learners...
Cases on E-Learning Management: Development and Implementation
Harrison Hao Yang, Shuyan Wang.
New technologies can help teachers and trainers empower learners and create exciting new learning opportunities for students. However, these facilitators must also create e-learning contexts which are properly scaffolded to serve the needs of learners.Cases on E-Learning Management: Development and...
Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches
Francisco José García-Peñalvo.
Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used worldwide, there is an ever growing interest in how multiculturalism comes into effect.Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case...
Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice
Zehra Akyol, D. Randy Garrison.
Communications technologies have been continuously integrated into learning and training environments which has revealed the need for a clear understanding of the process. The Community of Inquiry (COI) Theoretical Framework has a philosophical foundation which provides planned guidelines and...
Handbook of Research on Didactic Strategies and Technologies for Education: Incorporating Advancements
Paolo M. Pumilia-Gnarini, Elena Favaron, Elena Pacetti, Jonathan Bishop, Luigi Guerra.
Recently there has been a growing wave of local initiatives in support of their public schools. Teachers and communities together have been playing an active role in the innovative efforts towards new educational methods aimed at helping schools. These grass root experiments, though very effective...
Collabor8: Online and Blended Cross-Cultural Studios
The rapid advancement of online communication technologies is reconfiguring the creative industries through globally networked and interdisciplinary modalities of practice. These inescapable shifts are challenging most of our assumptions about the nature of creative processes. Consequently art and...
Incorporating “World View” into the LMS or CMS is Best
“Linguistic relativism” leads people of different cultures to define, explain, and even see reality in images framed by their diverse languages. The most readily available and commonly used online educational materials are often scaffolded in unyielding structures shrouded in American standards and...
Developing an E-Learning Course for a Global Legal Firm
This case study describes the considerations, challenges, and lessons learned in developing this online course, which is the foundation of an overall risk management training program for the Firm. Risk management is a very broad, deep, and complex topic which impacts the practice of law in many...
Integrating Culture with E-Learning Management System Design
Ray Archee, Myra Gurney.
Although it is a legal requirement of all organizations to permit sensorially, cognitively, and physically disabled persons equitable access to public website information, cultural factors are seldom considered as important in the design of online information content. But many tertiary institutions...
Developing a Grassroots Cross-Cultural Partnership to Enhance Student Experiences
Iryna Pentina, Veronique Guilloux.
Increased globalization of the world economy makes international aspects of marketing an important priority. A growing number of business colleges provide cross-cultural experiences in marketing disciplines that help students better understand other cultures while applying their academic preparation to...
Cultural Adaptation of E-Learning Courseware: An Ethics & Compliance Example
Randall Stieghorst, Andrea L. Edmundson.
Web-based and self-paced learning modules have become a common-and sometimes primary-tool used by the Ethics & Compliance departments of global organizations to educate employees worldwide. These e-learning modules provide guidance around such topics as the company’s Code of Conduct, specific policies...
Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning
Myint Swe Khine, Issa M. Saleh.
Approaches and Strategies in Next Generation Science Learning examines the challenges involved in the development of modern curriculum models, teaching strategies, and assessments in science education in order to prepare future students in the 21st century economies. This comprehensive collection of...
Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies
Standards in the American education system are traditionally handled on a state-by-state basis, which can differ significantly from one region of the country to the next. Recently, initiatives proposed at the federal level have attempted to bridge this gap.Common Core Mathematics Standards and...