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SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 03, 2008

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

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Number of papers: 1011

  1. First year education students’ mental models of learning ICT and Education course

    Trang Nguyen & Lyn Henderson, James Cook University, Australia

    Universities face a challenging task to reduce the attrition rate. Recent studies have suggested students' knowledge, critical thinking skills, and mental models influencing students' academic... More

    pp. 1240-1245

  2. Student Mental Models, Working Memory, and Cognitive Overload during a Spreadsheet Activity

    Trang Nguyen, James Cook University, Australia

    This paper presents findings from a research project that examined college students' mental models during the execution of an electronic spreadsheet activity. This study has demonstrated the... More

    pp. 1246-1251

  3. Collaborate and Create: A Computer Technology Integration Initiative

    Delia Pass, Rutherford County Schools, United States

    This study explored the impact of teacher participation in the development and use of a web-based instructional resource on computer utilization by students. The effects of participation in the... More

    pp. 1252-1259

  4. The Learning Page online resource for student engagement: factors that contribute to use and non-use by the elementary classroom teacher

    Delia Pass, Rutherford County Schools, United States

    This paper explores factors that influence the use of computer technology in the elementary classroom by teachers involved in a school-wide initiative. The original study consisted of teacher... More

    pp. 1260-1266

  5. Engaging Students and Empowering Researchers: Embedding Assessment, Evaluation and History into Podcasting.

    Brian Plankis, University of Houston, United States; Rob Weatherly, Talkingreef Podcast, United States

    Abstract: Podcasting is a rapidly emerging technology that is being explored in many areas of education. Initial classroom teacher reports show that K-12 students are interested in taking charge of... More

    pp. 1267-1274

  6. Issues with Using Discussion Boards and Incentives in Teacher Education Research

    Kathleen Tate & Janet Strickland, University of West Georgia, United States

    A qualitative study (2002) was conducted to explore the evolution, nature, and implications of four university creative drama courses available to preservice teachers at two universities. It is... More

    pp. 1275-1277

  7. Constructing an Evaluation Framework:Case of two Exemplary Online Teachers

    Ingrid N. Thompson-Sellers, Georgia State University, United States

    As the demand for and number of distance education programs increase, so does the need to ensure the quality of such programs. They require special instructional design considerations that set them... More

    pp. 1278-1280

  8. The modification algorithm for bugs in learner’s structural knowledge to make use coaching

    Satoshi Tomita & Makoto Takeya, Engineering, Takushoku University, Japan

    It is very important to evaluate the effects of e-learning for individual learners. This poster presents the Logical Flow Test method (LFT) as a measurement tool of structural knowledge. In the LFT... More

    pp. 1281-1286

  9. Student Roles in Online Discussions

    Yu-mei Wang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

    Students play an essential role in successful online discussions, not only as participants, but also as facilitators. Traditionally, instructors largely assume the role of facilitators. Online... More

    pp. 1287-1290

  10. Systemic Model for Examination of Countrywide School Computerization

    Egoza Wasserman, Michlala Academy for Education, Lifshiz, Israel

    This lecture will present a study whose purpose is to examine how the educational system functions following the assimilation of a technological environment and how the relationships between the... More

    pp. 1291-1297

  11. Peer Evaluation of Online Courses

    Raleigh Way, Stephen Jenkins, Terry Diamanduros, Elizabeth Downs, Judi Repman, Ken Clark, Cordelia Zinskie & Randy Carlson, Georgia Southern University, United States

    Peer evaluation of courses can play an integral role in faculty development. As higher education continues to move toward more online offerings of programs, peer evaluation of online courses will... More

    pp. 1298-1299

  12. How do Instructional Designers Collaborate with Other Experts? A Preliminary Case Study

    Kui Xie, Mississippi State University, United States; Yi Yang, Franklin University, United States

    Many ID models suggest that collaborations among instructional designers, content experts, instructors, and other experts are necessary in an ID process. However, little research has been found on ... More

    pp. 1300-1307

  13. Assuring Quality in E-learning Programs in Taiwan

    Fei Jack Yang, Hsing Kuo University, Taiwan; Larry Bright, The University of South Dakota, United States

    The instructional model for e-learning course integrates asynchronous e-learning platform, synchronous two-way video/audio system (JOINNET) and face to face instruction. The research also adopted... More

    pp. 1308-1311

  14. Learning of Linear Algebra Word Concepts Using a Cognitive Tutor Software: An Implication for In-Service Teachers

    Kaiju Yang, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana University Bloomington, United States

    This paper reported a study of twelve tenth-grade students using Cognitive Tutor, a math software program, to learn linear algebra word concepts. The purpose of this study was to examine whether... More

    pp. 1312-1317

  15. A crossover study of learner attitude towards use of audio in multimedia-based tutorials

    Chong Yu, Samuel DiGangi, Angel Jannasch-Pennell & Charles Kaprolet, Arizona State University, United States

    While multimedia-based training is prevalent in education, previous studies do not lead to a converged picture. This discrepancy might be due to the fact that multimedia programs implemented in... More

    pp. 1318-1324

  16. Take The Fear Out: Motivating Faculty To Design Onine Courses

    Beverly Ashley-Fridie, University of Texas Pan American, United States

    Recent issues and surveys in many prominent distance-learning journals have indicated thatthere is a growing need for faculty support and design of online courses. Specifically described in the... More

    pp. 1325-1330

  17. Student Created Content: It's Effect on Professional Development

    Gerald Benson, Durham Academy, United States

    In 2006-07 Durham Academy conducted a study to identify best practices of classroom technology integration. After compiling the results, a significant shift from the prior study was observed in... More

    pp. 1331-1333

  18. No Teacher Left Behind: Professional Development in Instructional Technologies in an Age of Accountability

    Rob Bowe & Arlene Borthwick, National-Louis University, United States; Melissa Pierson, University of Houston, United States; Cathy Risberg, Minds That Soar, LLC, United States; Linda Tafel, National-Louis University, United States

    With the rapid growth of IT use by classroom teachers, a number of theoretical models have emerged to describe the levels at which teachers progress when learning to teach with technology. These... More

    pp. 1334-1338

  19. E-Ties That Bond: A Case Study in the Effects of E-Resources

    Larry Bright, The University of South Dakota, United States; Jack Fei Yang, Hsing-Kao University, Tainan City, ROC, Taiwan

    The effects of information technology types on sustaining and developing long-term mutual mentoring relationships are varied and yet to be thoroughly researched. Qualitative research can be a... More

    pp. 1339-1346

  20. Scaffolding Faculty Technology Experiences to Promote them to Higher Levels of Technology Integration

    Marwin Britto, Central Washington University, United States

    This paper describes one U.S. higher education institution's efforts to develop and implement resources to support faculty in attaining different stages of technology integration. The introduction ... More

    pp. 1347-1350