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Food Adverts on Children's Programs on TV in South Africa
Research in the U.S.A. since the early 1990s has shown that adverts that appear on children’s programs on TV are the antithesis of the recommended diet. They are mainly for fast foods and for foods rich in sugar and fat. ...
Advertising for food and dietary supplements in the print media in South Africa
Objective: To survey advertisements for food and beverages, slimming products, and dietary supplements in South African magazines. Methods: We examined the 5 most popular magazines over one year. They are in 3 major ...
E-Portfolios: A Viable Capstone Activity for Graduate Programs
Abstract A pilot study was conducted to explore the use of e-portfolios as an alternative to the standard written and oral comprehensive examination process used in the Master of Distance Education (MDE)program at Athabasca ...
Collaborating Towards a Global Community: Bridges to the Future Workshops
“Collaborating Towards a Global Community: Bridges to the Future” Workshops and sessions at the AACRAO Annual Meeting will demonstrate the development and implementation of a vision that guides decision makers toward ...
Embodied and Embedded Intelligence: Actor Agents on Virtual Stages
In this presentation, we will argue that Actor Agents, a type of Animated Pedagogical Agent with embodied conversational intelligence, are well positioned to act in virtual environments with embedded intelligence and that, ...
SunGard Summit 2008 Final Report
The SunGard Summit provides an opportunity for professionals to learn, discovery and explore the many ways that performance matters to the higher education institution, and join with other university colleagues, industry ...
Connecting Learners in Self-Paced Undergraduate Study: Practitioner Cases
Enabling students to take responsibility for and make choices about aspects of their learning is an important affordance of distance education. Distance learners determine the time and place for their studies—those engaged ...
Building an Effective Mobile-Friendly Digital Library to Support Mobile Learners: A Case Study of the Athabasca University M-Library Project
With the rapid evolution of technology today, distance education is about to shift to Mobile learning where e-learning materials are being delivered through mobile devices. Wireless and mobile technology provides flexibility: ...