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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 742–748
This paper reports on an exploratory study which used a graphical programming environment, Scratch, to facilitate the comprehension of a scripting programming language, ActionScript. Online survey questionnaires were distributed to 34 enrolled...
Delving into the Specificity of Instructional Guidance in Social Media-supported Learning Environments
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice Vol. 17, No. 1 (Feb 05, 2018) pp. 37–54
Aim/Purpose: This study investigates the variations in student participation patterns across different types of instructional activities, learning modes, and with different instructional guidance approaches. In the current study, different variables,...
An Exploratory Study of Students’ Perception of their Online Learning Experiences in a Midwestern University
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 2416–2420
Online learning programs and online courses have seen a rapid rise in recent years; however, how to improve those online programs to enhance student learning often remains an issue. This study seeks to gain insights into learners’ perceptions of...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 27, No. 3 (December 2015) pp. 173–194
Microblogging tools such as Twitter show potential to enrich classroom experience and benefit student learning. Research shows that instructional guidance is particularly necessary in computer-assisted learning environments, but no research has been ...
International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 1–17
This literature review study explores 43 empirical research studies that report on the integration of Web 2.0 tools into language learning and evaluate the actual impact of their use. In particular, this review aims to identify the specific Web 2.0...
“You got to be follow-worthy or I will unfollow you!” Students’ Voices on Twitter integration into classroom settings
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 3685–3688
This research centers on a case study where twitter was integrated in an undergraduate level course. Under the instructor’s specific guidance and ongoing feedback, students actively participate in the course both in and outside of classroom. They...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice Vol. 11, No. 1 (2012) pp. 199–211
Connected Education: Teachers’ Attitudes towards Student Learning in a 1:1 Technology Middle School Environment
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 4, No. 1 (February 2018) pp. 87–116
Online and blended forms of learning has been increasingly common in K-12 settings, along with the technological advancement with always-on and connected devices. The study purports to understand teachers’ attitudes towards the middle school’s 1:1...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2939–2944
Microblogging tools such as Twitter have been frequently adopted in educational settings to facilitate learning. This study examined how a microblogging tool, Twiducate, was incorporated into a graduate-level class of ten students. During the 1.5...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015) pp. 235–258
"** Invited as a paper from SITE 2012 **" This paper reports on an exploratory study that employed Twitter and blogs as instructional Web 2.0 tools to support student learning in an undergraduate-level class. Case study methodology entailing a usage ...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 16 (Dec 29, 2016) pp. 365–390
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the study is to provide foundational research to exemplify how knowledge construction takes place in microblogging-based learning environments, to understand learner interaction representing the knowledge construction...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3388–3392
This study explored the effectiveness of using wikis as an environment to support peer-assessment in higher education settings. The participants of this study were nineteen per-serviced teachers who enrolled in an undergraduate. In the study, the...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 18, No. 7 (Nov 29, 2017)
Online learning is increasingly being used in K-12 learning environments. A concomitant trend is found towards learning becoming authentic as students learn with tasks that are connected to real-world occupations. In this study, 48 pre-service...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 16 (Dec 29, 2016) pp. 247–266
Aim/Purpose: IStation is an adaptive computer-based reading program that adapts to the learner’s academic needs. This study investigates if the Istation computer-based reading program promotes reading improvement scores as shown on the STAR Reading...
Tweeting for learning: A critical analysis of research on microblogging in education published in 2008–2011
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 43, No. 5 (September 2012) pp. 783–801
This study critically analyzed the current body of published research on microblogging in education (MIE) to build a deep and comprehensive understanding of this increasingly popular phenomenon. Twenty‐one studies on MIE in 2008–2011 were selected...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3284–3287
Social annotation (SA) allows learners to highlight and comment on web pages and share annotations with each other online. Despite its potential in promoting collaborative learning, how to integrate it into educational settings has not been fully...
Embracing a Technologically Enhanced Environment: Teachers’ Experience Educating Students in an Always-on and Connected BYOD Classroom
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2019) pp. 53–78
This study explored the lived experiences of teachers educating students in a bring your own device (BYOD) middle school setting, by which students’ have access to and use always-on and connected personal technology in class. The participants...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3066–3071
Abstract: This paper is a report on the use of Twitter within a sophomore level course in the baccalaureate nursing program at a rural Appalachian university. Students enrolled in the Foundations of Nursing course were in their second year of a...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 16, No. 1 (Dec 29, 2016) pp. 1–14
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 329–347
Research on haptic feedback has demonstrated limited empirical evidence of its positive learning effects. This research contrasts supportive anecdotal evidence and reports of increased motivation. In an attempt to unify these contrasting results we...
Batman Meets Gagne: Analyzing Commercial Video Game Instruction through the Lens of Instructional Design
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 1102–1108
Abstract: This paper will examine how Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction (1992) may appear, perhaps inadvertently, within commercial games that guide the user from novice to expert player. By employing a qualitative artifact analysis methodology, we ...
Tonia A. Dousay; Tutaleni Asino; Tian Luo; Dan G. Krutka; Spencer Greenhalgh; Luke Rodesiler; Dian Walster
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 2251–2255
The idea of social media’s existing application and future potential for professional development drives a growing subset of academic research As we encourage preservice and inservice teachers to engage in these platforms to hone or refine their...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2666–2668
Despite the enthusiasm of integrating Web 2.0 technologies into learning environment design, researchers found that few instructors know the pedagogies that could lead to productive innovation (Collis & Moonen, 2008). This symposium consists of one...