EdMedia Topics

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications:

  1. Infrastructure
  2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications
  3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner
  4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI)
  5. Cases & Projects
  6. Universal Web Accessibility
  7. Indigenous Peoples & Technology
  1. Infrastructure:
    • Architectures for Educational Technology Systems
    • Design of Distance Learning Systems
    • Distributed Learning Environments
    • Methodologies for System Design
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems
    • WWW-based course-support systems
  2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications:
    • Agents
    • Authoring Tools
    • Evaluation of Impact
    • Interactive Learning Environments
    • Groupware Tools
    • Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications
    • Research Perspectives
    • Virtual Reality
    • WWW-based Course Sites & Learning Resource
  3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner:
    • Constructivist Perspectives
    • Cooperative/Collaborative Learning
    • Implementation Experiences
    • Improving Classroom Teaching
    • Instructor Networking
    • Instructor training and Support
    • Pedagogical Issues
    • Teaching/Learning Strategies
  4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI):
    • Computer-Mediated Communication
    • Design principles
    • Usability/user studies
    • User interface design
  5. Cases & Projects:
    • Country-Specific Developments
    • Exemplary Projects
    • Institution-Specific Cases
    • Virtual Universities
  6. Universal Web Accessibility:
    • This topic strand provides information to help adhere to laws, regulations and guidelines to make electronic accessibility available to those with physical challenges.
    • Emerging Technologies & Accessibility
    • Infrastructure, Technology & Techniques
    • International Challenges
    • New Roles for Teachers/Learners
    • Other: Research, Library Issues, etc
    • Policy and Law
    • Site Management Considerations
  7. Indigenous Peoples & Technology:
    • This topic provides information on the issues and applications related to indigenous peoples and technology. Submissions are invited on the following non-exclusive list of topics
    • The Internet's effects on linguistic diversity
    • Promoting indigenous language development via discussion & chat
    • Multimedia support of language & culture
    • Exploring language with digital resources
    • Cultural attitudes and technology acceptance
    • Modifying computers to meet minority language requirements
    • Oral tradition meets voice dictation
    • Voice over IP, net meetings and collaborative thinking
    • Asynchronous, reflective discourse
    • On-line dictionaries and language development

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