VITAL '98 Accepted Papers

First International Virtual Conference on
Interactive Training And Learning

September 8-22, 1998, on the World Wide Web
The objective of this conference is to provide a forum for original articles and research in interactive training and learning programs and to foster communication among educators, practitioners and researchers working on a wide variety of interactive training and learning programs with the common interest of improving the effectiveness of these programs.

The focus of the conference is on new papers in the design, implementation and application of interactive training and learning programs. Papers that address novel, challenging and innovative results were solicited earlier this year. We also solicited short papers that challenge conventional widsom in these fields. Suggested topics included, but were not limited to:

  • Collaborative Learning Environments
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Internet Authoring Tools
  • Case Studies
  • Web Based Training
  • Online Learning
  • Online Simulations
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Online Testing

Authors will be available online for a two day period during the conference to discuss their paper.


"Using WWWAssign to Create On-line Quizzes and Tests"
Jim Lucas, Northeastern Illinois University (USA)

"Research and Application Issues Concerning Adaptive WWW Courseware"
Adrian Sallis, Otaru University (Japan) & Richard Pascoe, University of Otago (New Zealand)

"CCS Neverland: A Synergy Towards Virtual Classrooms"
Siet Lang LAI, The Centre for Computer Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Singapore)

"A Theoretical Foundation for the Design of Online Collaborative Learning Environments"
Michael Spector/Barabara Wasson, University of Bergen (Norway) and Berner Lindstrvm, Gvteborg University (Sweden)

**"Publishing on the Web: Instructional Design Considerations"
Dr. Kwi Park-Kim, Bronx Community College, The City University of New York (USA)

**Paper accepted for presentation only.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline - Closed May 15th.
Notification of acceptance - July 15, 1998
Papers due (HTML format) - August 10, 1998

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