• 1) Distance Education MBA Project Management Program: A Case Study and 2) Advice for New Engineering Faculty: Insights Gained from Faculty Development Programs

      Jugdev, Kam (2010-06-22)
      1. Distance Education MBA Project Management Program: A Case Study. This paper was presented in the Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management track 2. Advice for New Engineering Faculty: Insights Gained from Faculty Development Programs. This paper was presented in the Faculty Development track. Dear members of the APDF Committee: The ASEE holds an annual national conference that involves over 3,000 participants from around the world from academia, government, and industry. The sessions were extremely well attended. Copies of the papers are attached from the proceedings and I have updated my AUSPACE website. The papers are all double – blind reviewed. I had also reviewed papers for the conference. Distance Education MBA Project Management Program: A Case Study. Following this presentation and in attending this and other sessions, I came away with a deeper appreciation of the challenges of establishing specialization programs without significant funding, particularly from industry. Other colleagues at the sessions discussed the processes and challenges of securing such funding as well as in ensuring that enrolment numbers remained high for programs to be viable. Discussions with other participants has allowed me to make contacts with new colleagues who are interested in my study on project management curricula and they are willing to pre-test the instrument as well as offer suggestions for improvement. I was also able to gain additional contacts through which I can secure mailing lists for the curricula study. Advice for New Engineering Faculty: Insights Gained from Faculty Development Programs”. Following this presentation, I will be sharing my notes and discussing some of the papers with my colleagues on the Take Time for Good Instructional Fun committee at AU. I will also share the proceedings with them as they are very relevant to our work on a proposal for faculty development services at AU. In particular, some of the bibliographies will help our research assistant (Ms. Terrie Lyn Thompson, ABD) work on the literature review for this study. It was extremely valuable to talk to colleagues at the conference and hear about their best practices and challenges in establishing and maintaining faculty development services. I really appreciate the APDF committee’s support as it allowed me to attend the conference and present at it. Presentations such as this are important as they help me improve my papers for subsequent journal submissions. This was an excellent conference to attend and I will be keeping it in mind for future papers. Thank you very much.
    • 1. GCC-NLM Professional Development Repository

      Dr. Sujata Krishna (2013-06-21)
      An online repository of the NLM Professional Development modules is presented. The target audience consists of Biomedical Informatics graduates and postdoctoral fellows, however, anyone is welcome to use the online materials for their self-development or for the benefit of their students with due credit being given to the authors/speakers. Thank you. To search within this page, most browsers will support "ctrl-f" or 'Edit-Find'. Try it!
    • 1.9 Ethics: the authentic rim on the wheel

      Global Text Project (2010-09-14)
      <para>Business Fundamentals was developed by the Global Text Project, which is working to create open-content electronic textbooks that are freely available on the website http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu. Distribution is also possible via paper, CD, DVD, and via this collaboration, through Connexions. The goal is to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them. For more information on getting involved with the Global Text Project or Connexions email us at drexel@uga.edu and dcwill@cnx.org.</para> <para><emphasis>Editor:</emphasis> Molly Lavik (Vatel International Business School Los Angeles, USA)</para><para> <emphasis>Reviewer:</emphasis> Debbi D Brock (Berea College, USA)</para>
    • 12.1 Business ethics in a nutshell: What is ethics

      Global Text Project (2010-09-15)
      <para>Business Fundamentals was developed by the Global Text Project, which is working to create open-content electronic textbooks that are freely available on the website http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu. Distribution is also possible via paper, CD, DVD, and via this collaboration, through Connexions. The goal is to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them. For more information on getting involved with the Global Text Project or Connexions email us at drexel@uga.edu and dcwill@cnx.org.</para> <para><emphasis>Editor:</emphasis> Buie Seawell (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA)</para> <para><emphasis>Reviewer:</emphasis> James O’Toole (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA)</para>
    • 12.2 Business ethics in a nutshell: Management: the meta profession

      Global Text Project (2010-09-15)
      <para>Business Fundamentals was developed by the Global Text Project, which is working to create open-content electronic textbooks that are freely available on the website http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu. Distribution is also possible via paper, CD, DVD, and via this collaboration, through Connexions. The goal is to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them. For more information on getting involved with the Global Text Project or Connexions email us at drexel@uga.edu and dcwill@cnx.org.</para> <para><emphasis>Editor:</emphasis> Buie Seawell (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA)</para> <para><emphasis>Reviewer:</emphasis> James O’Toole (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA)</para>
    • 12.3 Business ethics in a nutshell: Corporate social responsibility

      Global Text Project (2010-09-15)
      <para>Business Fundamentals was developed by the Global Text Project, which is working to create open-content electronic textbooks that are freely available on the website http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu. Distribution is also possible via paper, CD, DVD, and via this collaboration, through Connexions. The goal is to make textbooks available to the many who cannot afford them. For more information on getting involved with the Global Text Project or Connexions email us at drexel@uga.edu and dcwill@cnx.org.</para> <para><emphasis>Editor:</emphasis> Buie Seawell (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA)</para> <para><emphasis>Reviewer:</emphasis> James O’Toole (Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, USA)</para>
    • 2.4 Ethics SW

      Stephen E. Wisecarver (2015-06-02)
      By the end of this section, you will be able to: &lt;list&gt; &lt;item&gt;Discuss how research involving human subjects is regulated&lt;/item&gt; &lt;item&gt;Summarize the processes of informed consent and debriefing&lt;/item&gt; &lt;item&gt;Explain how research involving animal subjects is regulated&lt;/item&gt; &lt;/list&gt;
    • 2008-'09 Open Education Cup: High Performance Computing

      Jan E. Odegard (2012-06-05)
      This collection provides an overview of the 2008-'09 Open Education Cup competition. Contest rules, author resources, and example content are provided. This competition is intended to encourage development of original educational content in the field of parallel computing, with cash prizes awarded to contest winners. Selected modules will be included as part of a new collection available through Connexions.
    • 2010 State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada

      Barbour, Michael K. (2011-02-01)
      This presentation will focus on the 2010 State of the Nation - the third annual survey of K-12 distance education in Canada. This year’s report documents similar trends in the regulation of K-12 distance education from previous years (e.g., British Columbia continues to have the most extensive regulatory regime). Additionally, Canadian teachers’ unions continue their cautious support of the use of distance education in the K-12 environment. All thirteen provinces and territories continue to use distance education within their K-12 systems, although in many instances the method of delivery is still using print-based materials. At present K-12 distance education enrolment is estimated to be between 150,000 and 175,000 students. This presentation will unpack some of these trends and expand upon each of the provincial and territorial profiles.
    • 2011 Matriculation Ceremony for Fresh Students of the Institute of Distance Learning (Southern Sector)

      Ellis, Professor William Otoo (2012-02-07)
      Speech delivered by Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST at the 2011 Matriculation Ceremony for Fresh Students of the Institute of Distance Learning (Tamale Centre) on Saturday, 8th October, 2011 held at the National Theatre at 9:00am
    • 2011 Matriculation Ceremony for Fresh Students of the Institute of Distance Learning (Tamale Centre)

      Ellis, Professor William Otoo (2012-02-07)
      Speech delivered by Professor William Otoo Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST at the 2011 Matriculation Ceremony for Fresh Students of the Institute of Distance Learning (Tamale Centre) on Saturday, 15th October, 2011
    • 2014 Matriculation Ceremony of the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) – Northern Sector

      Ellis, Prof. W. O. (2015-12-10)
      Speech Delivered By Prof. W. O. Ellis, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST at the 2014 Matriculation Ceremony of the Institute of Distance Learning (IDL) – Northern Sector on Saturday, 15th November, 2014 at CILT, Tamale
    • 21st Century Theories of Education Administration

      Joseph Makolandra; Kevin G. Bezy; Cindy Delp; Brad E. Bizzell; Caroline Wray; Forest Jones; Janet Womack; Dawn Hutton; Asia Jones; Guylene Wood-Setzer; et al. (2010-08-19)
      This Collection, 21st Century Theories of Education Administration is authored by Virginia Tech Doctoral students as part of their requirements for the course, Theories of Educational Administration, Summer 2009. The authors posit that much of the "formal and traditional" theory is not especially applicable in today's complex and fast-paced school environments. The authors are all practicing education leaders ranging from vice-principals, to principals, to central office administrators. The Collection was reviewed by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) and published in the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation and catologued in Educational Modules and Materials. Professors, Practitioners, and Graduate Students in Education Leadership have full rights to use this material for education purposes.
    • 500 ans de la Réformation et ces fruits dans l'éthique protestante

      Stückelberger, Christoph (2017)
      Présentation Powerpoint dans le cadre de la formation du Synode National de l'Eglise du Christ au Congo ECC, 14-19 août 2017, à Kinshasa / RD Congo
    • A blended learning course in operating systems for telecommunications

      Trippe, Anthony (2006-02-05)
      Student learning and faculty productivity were both increased during the delivery of a course which integrated working adult students in a distance learning section with traditional students in a blended learning section. Small group assignments combined with graded discussions and traditional testing were used to promote and assess student learning using teaching tools available in the Desire2Learn course management system. The success of the pilot course was demonstrated by high levels of both student and faculty satisfaction.
    • A brave new digi-world and Caribbean Literacy : a search for solutions

      Barbara Joseph (2010-04-22)
      Few areas in our world today remain untouched by the influence of the new technology and its impact on education. Teachers must now devise new strategies for teaching and the exchange of information in classrooms with a view to improving Literacy and the comprehension of English among speakers of English-based creoles. We advocate research and experimentation with digital tools as one of the ways of involving young teachers in possible projects that will challenge their own Literacy as well as that in the wider society. THIS COLLECTION of articles was sourced on the Connexions server with precisely this aim in mind. The first article on the history of Literacy and the evolution of the Connexions (OER)model gives us the signal that the proliferation of digital tools and their use in education will radically alter the face of teaching and learning in the coming decades. The second article explores the topic of the changing learning styles of digital learners. We are in for an educational adventure that has implications for the way Literacy can grow and be a source of enjoyment among dialect speakers of English. These articles form a framework for an exploration of how digital tools can be used to enhance Literacy on our campus. The COLLECTION will be used for a discussion of the issues in workshops and as supplemental reading in Literacy related courses. It has evolved out of an initial exploration of the topic of technology and Literacy. One hopes that it will attract attention and feedback from others in the field of Literacy and the new technology.
    • A Case Study of Dispositions Addressed in Principal Preparation Programs as a Transition into the Internships

      Mary Martin (2009-08-17)
        Whereas researchers have examined dispositions in teacher education programs, literature to assist the field of principal preparation is limited. However, the Educational Leadership Constituency Council standards clearly delineate dispositions that are essential for the success of school leaders. The faculty at a southeastern public university currently requires an individual disposition conference before a principal candidate begins the internship. This conference, serving as one of the transition points in the Educational Leadership program, addresses areas of leadership the faculty believe crucial to strengthening professional growth. Data gathered during 76 conferences indicate that the most frequently addressed dispositional domain concerned professional demeanor and work ethic. Moral and ethical dispositions were presented least. Specific dispositions within each domain are discussed in the study.
    • A Case Study of Faculty Development Needs in Distance Education; presented at the International Council for Open and Distance Education, Santo Domingo, DO.

      Jugdev, Kam (2008-12-08)
      The ICDE conference was held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and involved just over 400 participants. The conference was hosted by the Universidad del Caribe. About 90% of the attendees were faculty and administrators from the Latin American university community and the rest were from Canada, United States, Korea, Australia, and New Zeeland. On Sunday November 23, I attended convocation for 930 University de Caribe students at the invitation of the conference organizers. It was a very moving experience. Not only have these students faced and persevered in terms of academic achievements, but they live in a developing country where residents face severe socioeconomic challenges as well. The conference itself took place from Nov 24-26, 2008. Key note speakers included: • Dr. Michael Moore (Pennsylvania State University). His presentation was on his classic work on transaction distance in distance education • Dr. Lalita Rajasingham (University of Wellington, New Zeeland. Her presentation was on her research and related projects on virtual reality, hyper reality and IT in terms of human communications. • Several other key note speakers were from the Latin American countries. Each day, after the key note sessions and panel presentations, we were able to attend several conference tracks. My presentation was on Monday November 24 and it was well received. It was very interesting to discuss with the participants, the challenges we face in terms of faculty development and to hear that they also face similar challenges. The paper I presented was one that Dr. Heather Kanuka and I had written. It was a final paper from the work we did on faculty development in our roles in the Take Time for Good Instructional Fun committee. Prior to the conference, I had a more insular perspective of faculty development and distance education because my research and teaching experiences have been in North American universities. I tended to think of the cost, access, and quality issues in terms of what we face on a daily basis. I came away from the conference with a deeper appreciation of how issues in distance education go much further than cost, access, and quality, when we take the challenges that developing countries face into consideration. I was also very moved by the level of commitment that the attendees have towards improving distance education for their students. For example, one colleague spoke about his regular trips involving long commutes to remote villages in Colombia to meet with students taking distance education courses. Another discussed the need to offer university programs that would help graduates get meaningful work that would help improve the countries and their economic challenges. Still another spoke about telemedicine programs being offered through partnerships with Canadian and American universities using their old technology. On Monday evening, we went to the Uiversidad del Caribe for a book signing session that Dr. Marta Mena (ICDE Vice President for the Latin America and the Caribbean) had edited with a number of colleagues. This was followed by a festive Dominican dinner. Throughout the conference, we were able to network with many colleagues. It was very interesting to discuss distance education topics with them and to hear about the research they are doing. I also had the opportunity to talk to several students about their programs of study. In addition to my Power Point presentation, I am attaching a summary of the conference that was shared with us after the conference. I have uploaded my conference paper on my AUSPACE website. I received a conference CD at the conference and my paper and presentation is on the CD. Our university especially benefited because we were represented by Dr. Frits Pannekoek at the conference as the President of the ICDE (Canada) and Dr. Rory McGreal was in attendance and also presented a paper on learning objects. Athabasca University was well known to participants. When Dr. Michael Moore used a slide from his presentation on noted academics who have conducted research on distance education using related theories, I was able to recognize at least 5 names of Athabasca University faculty. It was a privilege to have been able to attend this conference. In addition to the conference value, I was able to make additional academic contacts and learn/practice a bit of Spanish. I truly appreciate the funding support from the A&amp;PDF Committee.
    • A Collaborative Mobile Virtual Campus System Based on Location-Based Dynamic Grouping &amp; Multi-Object Oriented Augmented Reality for Location-based Adaptive Mobile Learning

      Tan, Qing (2010-08-11)
      The papers were well received at the conference. The Mobile Virtual Campus system was commented as an innovative and effective mobile learning system in the online /distance learning environment. Presented the MVC system in related with Athabasca University’s education model and other open university scenarios, the system concept, algorithm, and design were considered innovative and useful, especially the location-based grouping concept. It has attracted a lot of attentions for those practice and research on online and distance learning. Future work will focus on developing professional application systems in the major mobile platforms, such as iPhone, Andriod, and Java enable phones guided by the pedagogy for online mobile learning. Using the MVC system in real education environment to further evaluate and improve the system from educational perspective. By presenting the paper at the conference, we made the connections among the researchers and scholars on mobile learning and mobile computing. Multi-Object Oriented Augmented Reality for Location-based Adaptive Mobile Learning created lot of interests on apply AR to create the innovative and interactive interface in location-based mobile learning environment at the conference. It generated interesting discussions on AR in educational applications and it was recognized as the issue having lot of potential in research and application development. By presenting the paper at the conference, we made the connections among the researchers on AR for education.
    • A Collaborative Mobile Virtual Campus System Based on Location-Based Dynamic Grouping &amp; Multi-Object Oriented Augmented Reality for Location-based Adaptive Mobile Learning

      Tan, Qing (2010-08-11)
      The papers were well received at the conference. The Mobile Virtual Campus system was commented as an innovative and effective mobile learning system in the online /distance learning environment. Presented the MVC system in related with Athabasca University’s education model and other open university scenarios, the system concept, algorithm, and design were considered innovative and useful, especially the location-based grouping concept. It has attracted a lot of attentions for those practice and research on online and distance learning. Future work will focus on developing professional application systems in the major mobile platforms, such as iPhone, Andriod, and Java enable phones guided by the pedagogy for online mobile learning. Using the MVC system in real education environment to further evaluate and improve the system from educational perspective. By presenting the paper at the conference, we made the connections among the researchers and scholars on mobile learning and mobile computing. Multi-Object Oriented Augmented Reality for Location-based Adaptive Mobile Learning created lot of interests on apply AR to create the innovative and interactive interface in location-based mobile learning environment at the conference. It generated interesting discussions on AR in educational applications and it was recognized as the issue having lot of potential in research and application development. By presenting the paper at the conference, we made the connections among the researchers on AR for education.