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SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 26, 2007

Editors

Roger Carlsen; Karen McFerrin; Jerry Price; Roberta Weber; Dee Anna Willis

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Number of papers: 702

  1. Information Technology Proficiencies Testing System

    Juan Valadez, Douglas Hall & Carol Redfield, St. Mary's University, United States

    In order to make sure that St. Mary's University students were graduating with a fundamental knowledge of computer skills, a committee was gathered to come up with a method for testing students... More

    pp. 1349-1353

  2. Literacy from A to Z: Power of New Media and Technologies in Teacher Education

    Melda Yildiz, Gerri Mongillo & Yvonne Roux, William Paterson University, United States

    This symposium presents classroom research that addresses the development of media literacy skills and the integration of these skills into K-12 teacher education programs. In our ever growing ... More

    pp. 1354-1359

  3. Multiple Assessment and Supervision Strategies: Application of Instructional Media in Student Professional Development

    Ahmed Ali, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, United States

    This paper will present a preliminary report about an ongoing project that involves alternative strategies for supervising pre service education students in their final semester of training and the... More

    pp. 1360-1364

  4. Determining Factors of Faculty Internet Usage

    Amany Alshawi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia

    This paper examined faculty level of Internet use in four Northern Virginia Universities. The research has three objectives. First, I examined to what extent faculty are integrating the Internet... More

    pp. 1365-1370

  5. A conceptual framework of the evolution of conventional universities due to the information and communication technologies, especially the Internet

    Dodzi Amemado, Faculté des sciences de l'éducation, Université de Montréal, Canada

    This paper is based on an ongoing research about the evolution of traditional universities in the era of the emergence of ICTs. It presents the review of the literature on that topic and the... More

    pp. 1371-1375

  6. Changing Technology-Use Behaviors of Teachers Through School-Based Professional Development and Support: A Program Evaluation Study

    Fida Atallah & Robin Dada, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; Anita Nazareth, ADEZ formerly, Canada

    Abstract: This study is a follow up evaluation on the impact of the T3: Technology Tools for Teaching program. This program is based on a train-the-trainer model of professional development for in-... More

    pp. 1376-1382

  7. Technology Integration through the Eyes of a Teacher

    Nesrin Bakir, University of Illinois at Urbana -Champaign, United States

    In the midst of current trends in adopting technology into curriculum, it is important to identify beliefs, perceptions, and interpretations that teachers have about the philosophy of technology... More

    pp. 1383-1387

  8. The Effects of Video-cases on Students’ Perceptions of the Characteristics and Skills of a “Good Teacher”

    Evrim Baran, Iowa State University, United States; Ercan Kiraz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    This paper is a report of findings of a study which was conducted to understand the effects of video-cases on students' perceptions of the characteristics and skills of a good teacher. Results... More

    pp. 1388-1393

  9. Implementing a Campus-Wide Web-based Portfolio System for Teacher Education

    Jeffrey Bauer, James Gal, Hsin-te Yeh & Yu Feng Wu, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    Everett Rogers (1995) reminds us that innovations do not sell themselves, and nothing could be more true of the process of implementing a campus wide web-based portfolio system for professional... More

    pp. 1394-1399

  10. Establishing K-16 Collaborations to Create Authentic Learning Opportunities in Educational Technology

    Stein Brunvand, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States

    This proposal describes the early stages of a study designed to assess the impact of providing field experiences for preservice teachers enrolled in an educational technology course. Some... More

    pp. 1400-1403

  11. A Neo-Constructivist Teaching Tool: Perceptions of HBCU Faculty to Podcasting as a Teaching and Learning Tool.

    Prince Bull, Doris Tyler & Deborah Eaton, North Carolina Central University, United States

    This paper addresses the perceptions of faculty in a HBCU iTunes University on integrating iPod and podcasting in instruction. It also aligns the use of iPod in teaching with established... More

    pp. 1404-1409

  12. Using a Low-Threshold Application to Reduce Teacher Anxiety Toward Computers

    Janice Butler & Rene Corbeil, University of Texas at Brownsville, United States

    Computer anxiety is one of the greatest inhibitors to teachers learning to use technology. Gerard and Sleeth (1996) argue that it is one of the biggest challenges facing trainers of technology... More

    pp. 1410-1416

  13. Digital Manipulatives as Froebel’s Gifts in the 21st Century? Pre-Service Teachers Report on their Experience of Using Lego Mindstorms with Children in Irish Schools

    Richard Butler, Froebel College of Education, Ireland; Elizabeth Oldham, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    Programmable robots, and digital manipulatives in general, have been seen as a 21st century analogy of the "gifts" of the German educationalist Friedrich Froebel, originator of the concept of the... More

    pp. 1417-1424

  14. Conditions, Processes, and Consequences of 1:1 Computing Initiatives in 11 Florida Districts

    Cathy Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States; Joseph DiPietro, University of Florida, United States; Nancy Valdes, University of North Florida, United States; Shannon White, University of South Florida, United States

    Florida's "Leveraging Laptops: Effective Models for Enhancing Student Achievement" grant competition is funding 11 districts to implement ubiquitous computing. The initiative is also supporting a... More

    pp. 1425-1428

  15. Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions of Utilization of Technology in the Classroom in a Select South Texas School

    Linda Challoo & Nancy Weaver, TAMUK, United States

    Educators have always been challenged to meet the varied and ever growing needs of their students. While new technology has been given to teachers as another tool in effective teaching, the... More

    pp. 1429-1436

  16. Using Children’s Media to Teach Foreign Languages to Adults

    Yayin Chan, University of Southern California, United States

    Children have long been regarded as the prime beneficiaries of multimedia education, but multiple media have increasingly been used in teaching adult learners. The term, "multimedia education,"... More

    pp. 1437-1442

  17. Ambassadors for ACTIVlearning

    John Cuthell, MirandaNet Academy; Bath Spa University; Huddersfield University, United Kingdom

    This paper describes developments in the MirandaNet-Promethean Ambassadors project, a worldwide study to evaluate the impact of Promethean's interactive whiteboard technology on pupils' achievement... More

    pp. 1443-1449

  18. A Social Network Analysis of the Role Negotiations of Instructional Technology

    Cynthia Pixley Cynthia, GMU, United States

    The purpose of this exploratory study is to understand how Instructional Technology Resource Teachers (ITRTs) negotiate their roles within the existing social network of a school. ITRTs who are... More

    pp. 1450-1455

  19. Information Technology Diffusion and Career Awareness in Middle and High School Science and Mathematics Classrooms

    Marjorie Darrah, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, United States; Roxann Humbert, Fairmont State University, United States

    Information Technology (IT) careers are growing in the world marketplace. It is important that the next generation of professionals be aware of these rewarding and diverse careers and the... More

    pp. 1456-1460

  20. Technology Resources in Fifth Year Internship Classrooms: Realistic Expectations for Technology Integration During Teachers' Induction Year

    Patrick Dickson, Joseph Freidhoff & Fei Gao, Michigan State University, United States

    The preparation of preservice teachers to integrate technology in their teaching should be designed to enable these new teachers to experience success during their first year in the classroom. A... More

    pp. 1461-1464