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International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jun 24, 2017)
If you could design a makerspace, what would it look like and whom would it serve? How does location fit into your planning? What about expertise? How will you sustain your facility? Last, but certainly not least, how will you staff the makerspace...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 59, No. 6 (July 2014) pp. 29–34
One of the reasons that many secondary students fail English classes is because they are not motivated to write. This literature review was conducted to look into the use of multimodal works to increase the motivation for struggling students to...
Issues and Trends in Educational Technology Vol. 3, No. 2 (Dec 03, 2015)
Augmented reality (AR) is a tool that holds much promise in terms of its application for educational purposes. However, despite the fact that the hardware needed to access AR is becoming ubiquitous in classroom environments, AR’s use in educational...
Effects of Redundancy and Modality on the Situational Interest of Adult Learners in Multimedia Learning
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 64, No. 6 (2016) pp. 1251–1271
This study investigated the effects of two design principles as prescribed by the cognitive theory of multimedia learning on the situational interest of adult learners in a multimedia-based continuing education training program. One hundred and two...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1438–1442
With the increasing need to assess affect in science, we modified a psychometrically validated curiosity scale for adults. By eliminating questions that were not appropriate for youth as well as reducing the reading level, we prepared an initial...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1413–1419
“Welcome to the future. In front of you, a small device enabled with artificial intelligence (AI) can serve as your virtual assistant. To use it, simply speak the wake word followed by a command to activate a task. Its possibilities for use in the...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 6 (2018) pp. 555–562
Those who do not learn history, even educational technology history, are doomed to repeat it. Every windshield has a rear-view mirror: using historical trends can yield lessons and guidance as we navigate the future. Take for instance MOOCs and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 1394–1399
The standards-based climate currently found in schools should not be a deterrent to implementing project- and problem based learning (PBL). PBL lessons hold vast potential for fostering and reinforcing 21st century skills such as creativity and...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 50, No. 2 (March 2019) pp. 876–887
Existing research highlights conflicting results attempting to capture gender preferences with respect to unimodal versus multimodal designs in online learning. As online learning continues to expand, more research examining the role of gender in...
International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 8, No. 2 (Nov 08, 2017)
These three condensed design cases provide a glimpse of the decisions undertaken by novice designers in a graduate-level message design course. The course helps students examine the role of communication theory, cognitive psychology, cultural...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2563–2569
Following the design and implementation of a lesson plan for 4th grade biology using a variety of technologies to stimulate creativity and interest in content, the lesson plan was analyzed for alignment with TPACK to assist researchers with revising ...
Fostering Technology-Rich Service-Learning Experiences between School Librarians and Teacher Education Programs
Knowledge Quest Vol. 44, No. 2 (2015) pp. 44–52
School libraries are untapped resources for fieldwork by preservice teachers. Many school librarians have expertise in pedagogy and standards-based curriculum development, both for information literacy and for technology integration. By forging...
Don't fear the snakes: designing a hybrid practical experience for preservice teachers in an afterschool Python programming robotics club
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 1515–1518
Hybrid practical experiences for preservice teachers hold the potential to help future educators consider how to adapt and thrive in innovative learning spaces such as makerspaces and hackerspaces. Doing so allows developing teachers to actively...
Boosting Communication: Using Point of View (POV) Video for Students with Disabilities as a Powerful Communication Piece with Parents
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 241–244
In this paper we focus on the possibilities of a powerful means of improving communication with parents of students with disabilities by utilizing point-of-view (POV) video, specifically Pivothead Wearable imaging glasses, to capture both struggles...
Topics: special education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 97–100
Within the field of education and informational technology, technologies like social media — near ubiquitous in the lives of today’s high school and college students — raise interesting questions about learning, teaching, literacy, design and...
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...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) p. 870
The authors of this paper have collected data on the effects of single, double and triple sentence period spacing on reading. This group of authors are a part of a student led research methods team that has conducted research on sentence period...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 1 (2016) pp. 41–47
Online education for K-12 students has grown rapidly over the past decade. Approximately four million K-12 students enroll in one or more online courses each year. Because online learning is expanding into K-12 settings, teacher education programs...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 1031–1033
Teacher educators face the somewhat daunting task of addressing every topic from general education theory to subject- and context-specific strategies Somewhere in the middle of the preservice teacher curriculum lies discussions and applications of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Vol. 2018, No. 1 (2018)
While social media is increasingly integrated into the fabric of our institutions, professions, and personal lives, there are few organizations dedicated to the topic. The SITE Social Media SIG consists of scholars interested in intersections of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2330–2334
Following the completion of a multiple design-based research studies targeting science learning, undergraduate research assistants involved in the projects responded to four question prompts about their experience. The studies, led by teacher...
Jeffrey Carpenter; Joshua Rosenberg; Tonia Dousay; Enilda Romero-Hall; Torrey Trust; Aaron Kessler; Michael Phillips; Scott Morrison; Christian Fischer; Daniel Krutka
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 796–801
Digital technologies have become commonplace in schools and the effective integration of these technologies places new demands on both teachers and teacher preparation programs. The teaching and modeling of technology use as part of the teaching and ...