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

Mar 03, 2008


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

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Number of papers: 1011

  1. Indicators Impacting Student Success in Distance Education

    Pamela Peak & Kevin Kalinowski, university of north texas, United States; Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States; Jason Huett, University of West Georgia, Canada

    Abstract: This paper suggests that simple motivational email messages address some of the needs of online students by increasing motivation and academic performance, while decreasing dropout rates.... More

    pp. 637-641

  2. Open Book Assessment Options: Measuring Teacher Education Students’ Achievement in Web-based Courses

    Glenda Rakes & Thomas Rakes, The University of Tennessee at Martin, United States

    With the increase in online course offerings in colleges of education, there is an accompanying concern over course quality and academic integrity. Misconceptions about open book tests cause many... More

    pp. 642-649

  3. The Mash-up of Web 2.0 Technologies: The future of podcasting and social networking

    Brad Reamsbottom & Calvin Toth, University of Lethbridge, Canada

    This session is designed to explore how podcasting, blogging and social networking have amalgamated and become one "mashed-up" technology that has the ability to break down the negative outlook... More

    pp. 650-653

  4. Online Learning, Web 2.0 and Higher Education: A Formula for Reform?

    Judi Repman, Cordelia Zinskie & Kenneth Clark, Georgia Southern University, United States

    Web 2.0 tools including blogs, wikis, podcasts, and folksonomies provide opportunities for knowledge building and collaboration for higher education in the 21st century. This presentation will... More

    pp. 654-656

  5. Factors Influencing Meaning Construction in Online Teacher Education Candidate Threaded Discussion Postings

    Thomas Reynolds, National University, United States

    This study used preservice teacher education credential candidates' threaded discussion postings to analyze how social presence and saliency mediate meaning construction in asynchronous online... More

    pp. 657-660

  6. Technical and Operational Requirements for Distance Education, According to Teachers and Tutors View

    Luis Otoni Ribeiro, Maria Isabel Timm & Milton Antonio Zaro, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

    Teachers and tutors qualification is a major success item for distance education projects. This activity is, in universities, in general, handled by the sectors which are in charge of planning and ... More

    pp. 661-666

  7. Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers: Where Do We Go From Here?

    Kerry Rice & Lisa Dawley, Boise State University, United States

    The expansion in online or virtual education opportunities for students in elementary and secondary grades continues at an astounding rate. The unprecedented explosion of online courses has... More

    pp. 667-673

  8. Relationships between community and student success in online learning

    James Robertson, Mila Fuller, Nichelle Midon, Benjamin Smith, William Sadera & Liyan Song, Towson University, United States

    As enrollment in online learning continues to grow, efforts must continue to be made to develop stronger understandings of factors which effect student success. Research is in support of the fact ... More

    pp. 674-678

  9. Tech use and teacher candidates: The impact of new online tools on attitudes

    Camille Rutherford & Candace Figg, Brock University, Canada

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the preliminary changes in the use of computer technology as well as changes in attitude regarding computer technology for 56 teacher candidates when... More

    pp. 679-683

  10. The new age: Best practices for encouraging pre-service teachers’ use of online resources in practicum experiences

    Camille Rutherford & Candace Figg, Brock University, Canada

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the preliminary use of a variety of online learning resources by pre-service teacher candidates. These resources, which include a discussion board, two... More

    pp. 684-687

  11. A Web Tutoring System using Video Chat and Pen-Paper devices

    Masafumi Sano, Tatsuya Terada, Hideto Oda & Masaki Nakagawa, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

    This paper describes a Web-based tutoring system using pen-paper devices, which enables a student living in the provinces to take remote lessons from a competent teacher working in large cities... More

    pp. 688-693

  12. Report on a Longitudinal Study – 2004 to 2007: Synchronous and Asynchronous Course Elements

    Michael Scheuermann, Drexel University, United States

    Two years ago, a predecessor paper discussed key features of learning management systems vis-à-vis faculty workload. This updated report on the longitudinal study demonstrates, with corresponding... More

    pp. 694-709

  13. Gamer Discretion Advised: How MMOG Players Determine the Quality and Usefulness of Online Resources

    Pg Schrader, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States; Kimberly Lawless, University of Illinois, Chicago, United States

    As members of a knowledge society, users must identify, evaluate, and utilize information from a variety of texts, across a sundry of resources. Although these skills are vital for productive... More

    pp. 710-715

  14. Technology and the Homebound High School Student: Creating quality learning environments

    Jon Scott, Normal Community High School, United States; Sherrie Pardieck, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Bradley University, United States

    When students at the secondary school level miss school for any length of time due to illness or other temporary physical disability, they often have much work to complete upon their return. It can... More

    pp. 716-723

  15. Online vs. In-Class Teaching: Comparing and Analyzing Effectiveness

    Daniel Shelley, Louis Swartz & Michele Cole, Robert Morris University, United States

    In most institutions of higher education online learning is becoming more widely accepted as a genuinely new paradigm of instruction. As more and more institutions of higher learning offer online... More

    pp. 724-731

  16. YouTube and Beyond: Integrating Web-Based Video into Online Education

    Chareen Snelson, Boise State University, United States

    YouTube and other Web-based video sites provide online educators with a vast archive of free Web-based video content. Many of these sites possess features or tools that make it easy to guide... More

    pp. 732-737

  17. A qualitative perspective on preservice teachers’ positions related to the use of technology in schools

    Alexandru Spatariu, Georgetown College, United States; Tianyi Zhang, Michigan State University, United States

    Online discussion forums have become common practice in many areas of education. They are used to enhance student discourse leading to an enriched understanding of course content. Participants in... More

    pp. 738-743

  18. Determining Teaching Presence in an Online Class

    Debbie Steinman, Northern Arizona University, Yavapai College, United States

    Teaching presence has been defined as the design, facilitation, and direction of cognitive and social processes with the intention of recognizing learning outcomes that are personally meaningful... More

    pp. 744-748

  19. Best Websites for Online Instructors

    Suzanne Stoddart, Marian College School of Education, United States

    This presentation will highlight some of the best Interactive Websites. A demonstration of many standards-based cross curricular web resources designed to enhance online learning opportunities. ... More

    p. 749

  20. An Analysis of the Students’ Academic Performance in the Distance Education Program: The Role of Long-Term Memory Storage

    Chih-Yuan Sun, University of Southern California, United States

    The purpose of this study is to explore learning issues relating to long-term memory storage in the distance education environment. Although distance education provides flexibility, convenience,... More

    pp. 750-752