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SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 29, 2010

Editors

David Gibson; Bernie Dodge

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Number of papers: 730

  1. An APPLE a Day the Online Way: Winning Strategies for Instructors to Design Successful Online Learning Environments

    Terri Bubb, University of Houston, United States; Caroline Crawford & Denise McDonald, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States

    Teacher educators must train our preservice candidates and inservice educators not only for the more traditional face-to-face learning environment into which one may successfully integrate... More

    pp. 360-367

  2. Grasping at Hats: What the Successful Online Instructor is Wearing

    Terri Bubb, University of Houston, United States; Caroline Crawford & Denise McDonald, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States

    Teacher education is shifting, as the dawning of the Information Age presents an innovative new instructional environment for teacher candidates: online learning environments. Effective instructors... More

    pp. 368-374

  3. Using techonolgy to promote linguistic competence and cultural awareness of pre-service foreign language teachers

    Suzi Cavalari, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil

    This paper aims at discussing technology use by undergraduate students at a foreign language teachers development course in a Brazilian public university. It is a brief report on the use of... More

    pp. 375-378

  4. A Comparison of Written and Audio Commentary in an Online Composition Class

    Andrew Cavanaugh & Liyan Song, Towson University, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to report a study examining the experience of four instructors and seven students in using written commentary on one paper and audio commentary on another paper for a... More

    pp. 379-385

  5. Motivating Online Students with Tradebooks

    Terence Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States

    Research on student motivation has found that the teacher behaviors are a main factor in developing a student's interest or motivation in a course, but as more instruction moves online, strategies ... More

    pp. 386-391

  6. A Blended Professional Development Model for Improving Teacher’s Knowledge and Skill of Integrating Technology in Education

    Chia-Jung Chung, California State University, Sacramento, United States; William Storm, Davis Joint Unified School District, United States

    In the past decade online professional development model has become an increasingly important component of K-12 teacher education. Though online professional development model will continue to grow... More

    pp. 392-393

  7. Ambiguity Intolerance and the Adult Online Learner

    Dan Clark, Valley City State University, United States

    As Web_2.0 technologies redefine the learning space, apprehension in the adult learner toward technology and alternative instruction could represent a significant barrier to an effective teaching... More

    pp. 394-399

  8. Perspectives on E-Learning Symposium: Faculty Development in Online Learning & E-Learning Engagement

    Ron Costello, Penn State University - Abington, United States

    In preparing a course for online delivery two main ingredients are required. The first ingredient is a well prepared instructor. The second is a well written course. At The Pennsylvania State... More

    pp. 400-404

  9. Education Impacts on Underserved Groups from Next Generation Computing: Surface, Tangible, Social, and Synchronous Collaborative Computing

    David Cowsert, Utah State University, United States

    Adoption of new computing interfaces and practices currently entering, or about to enter, the general market will radically alter computing in general and educational computing specifically. This... More

    pp. 405-406

  10. Keeping Education Students Connected: An On-Line Doctoral Student Network

    Livia DAndrea, Leping Liu & Colin Hodgen, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

    A WebCampus shell was used to create a learning community for Education Doctoral students. The site includes opportunities for students to interact both academically and socially in order to keep... More

    pp. 407-408

  11. A Theory-based Needs Analysis Approach in the Design of an Online Masters Program

    Yasemin Demiraslan, Evrim Baran & Ann Thompson, Iowa State University, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to present a theory-based needs analysis approach, a crucial part of any instructional design process, in establishing an online Master of Science (MS) program in Plant... More

    pp. 409-411

  12. A Survey of Professional Development via Distance Teaching and Learning

    Yehudit Judy Dori, Orit Herscovitz & Zvia Kaberman, Technion, Israel

    In the last decade, distance learning has become an integral part of professional development. Unlike a traditional classroom, a virtual classroom is a teaching and learning environment located... More

    pp. 412-419

  13. A Taxonomy of Teacher-created Class Websites: Increasing the Educational Value of Class Websites

    Lemoyne Dunn & Martha Peet, University of North Texas, United States

    Research shows that blended learning (the use of the Internet to enhance standard face-to-face classes) is an effective method of teaching. Even though most of the research is focused on post... More

    pp. 420-422

  14. Of Student Teachers and Avatars: Working Towards an Effective Model for Geographically Distributed Learning Communities of Pre-Service Educators Using Virtual Worlds

    Randall Dunn, Amanda Szapkiw, David Holder & Debra Hodgson, Liberty University, United States

    This paper constitutes a report on an in-progress research endeavor, employing both qualitative and quantitative methods of research, on using virtual world technologies for building distance-based... More

    pp. 423-427

  15. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – An Integral Approach

    Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria; Nicolai Scerbakov, Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media / TU Graz, Austria; Behnam Taraghi, Walther Nagler & Isidor Kamrat, Graz University of Technology, Austria

    This paper presents the IT- environment of Graz University of Technology for supporting learning and teaching processes. Bearing in mind that future education strongly bases on technology the focus... More

    pp. 428-436

  16. Bi-national Global Education Curriculum

    William Egnatoff, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

    This paper describes and illustrates an approach to global education curriculum that is bi-national in focus, design, implementation and evaluation. The paper first frames a form of global... More

    pp. 437-443

  17. Is informational material shared between K-12 professionals on Twitter supported by research?

    Jennifer Elliott, M.Ed., University of Virginia, United States; Chris Craft, M.Ed., University of South Carolina, United States; David Feldon, University of Virginia, United States

    Educators often invest their own time and resources to engage in professional development and participate in communities of practice. Increasingly, educators are turning to online mechanisms to... More

    pp. 444-448

  18. Universal Design for Learning in Online University Courses: A 5-Year Study of Learning Styles, Personality Types and Instructional Preferences

    Melissa Engleman & Karen Voytecki, East Carolina University, United States

    During the earliest years of online higher education, studies mostly compared it to face-to-face teaching. But whether courses are offered online is not so much the issue as is excellent... More

    pp. 449-454

  19. Writing presence: making absence present in online pedagogy

    Judith Enriquez, University of North Texas, United States

    In this paper I explore how teacher education students used a computer-mediated tool in a teaching certification program. The question, ‘why are students not discussing online?’, is considered. In ... More

    pp. 455-462

  20. Incorporating Sunflower for Science in teacher education to increase the pedagogical information technology competence of teachers and teacher students in natural science

    Henrik Ericson & Magnus Fagerlind, University of Skovde, Sweden

    The use of information and communication technology in teaching is an excellent way to visualize processes as well as promote active learning in natural science, hence providing an additional... More

    pp. 463-468