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SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 05, 2012

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Paul Resta

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Number of papers: 858

  1. The Influence of Teacher Avatar Gender and Ethnicity on Student Expectations and Evaluations in a Virtual World Environment

    Dennis Beck & Cheryl Murphy, University of Arkansas, United States

    The gender and ethnicity of teachers have been shown to affect student expectations and evaluations. In Multi User Virtual Environments (MUVE), people socially interact via avatars that have the... More

    pp. 145-149

  2. Standards-based IEP Goal Development via PBL sessions in a Multi-User Virtual Environment

    Peter Blair, Nancy Glomb, Raine Christensen & Matt Reeder, Utah State University, United States

    This paper describes the activities of a study in progress. The results of the study to be presented include pre and post-test quality scores on standards-based IEP goals developed during a PBL... More

    pp. 150-153

  3. The Adventure of Extreme Learning: Documenting Impactful Online Learning Tools, Projects, and Resources

    Curtis J. Bonk, Justin Whiting, Eulho Jung, MInkyoung Kim, Abdullah Altuwaijri, Verily Tan & Yurong Wang, Indiana University, United States

    Abstract: Extreme learning explores how people learn or teach with technology in non-traditional or unique ways. Web technology provides immense opportunities for people to learn anywhere, anytime,... More

    pp. 154-160

  4. Web-based Teaching, Learning, and Disabilities: An Overview of the Literature, 2005-2010, Implications for Design and Practice

    Dorea Bonneau, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to present a brief overview of the literature published between 2005 and 2010 about web-based teaching and learning, with regard to students with disabilities. Much of... More

    pp. 161-162

  5. Can Teacher Leaders Be Developed Through Online Graduate Programs?

    Jackie Booth, Diana Martin & Michael Record, Keiser University Graduate School, United States

    Abstract: Can Teacher Leaders Be Developed Through Online Graduate Programs? is a roundtable discussion that presents ongoing research about unexpected ways online delivery formats can help... More

    pp. 163-165

  6. Developing Digital-Age Teacher Competencies: Online Collaborative Instructional Design Teams

    Beth Bos & Kathryn Lee, Texas State University, United States

    Abstract: Online enrollment in distance education courses continues to rise, and there is a pressing need for ongoing research that investigates the elements of effective online learning... More

    pp. 166-172

  7. Quality by Design: A Planned Approach to Quality Assurance in Supporting Online Learning

    Marwin Britto, Lone Star College, United States

    As teacher education programs in higher education institutions expand their online programs, a planned approach to quality assurance is essential to scale quality. Sloan Consortium’s time-tested... More

    pp. 173-175

  8. The Impact of Delivery Method on Student Achievement for Computer Application Instruction

    Martha Brock, Mississippi University for Women, United States; Linda Cornelious, Mississippi State University, United States

    The primary purpose of this study was to determine if various types of distance education formats would be suitable for conducting a training course for a computer application. The study sought to ... More

    pp. 176-180

  9. Affirmation and Validation Hierarchy when Building an Online Community

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

    This study communicates the findings from a dissertation study that investigated factors that create a community of learners in an online environment. Research suggests that, as members of a... More

    pp. 181-188

  10. Comfortableness: Creating an Interactive Online Learning Community

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

    This proposal, Comfortableness: Creating an Interactive Online Learning Community, communicates the findings from a dissertation regarding creating engaging and enriching learning communities... More

    pp. 189-193

  11. Staying Connected: The Use of Adobe Connect with Rural Appalachian Students in an Upward Bound Program

    Sherleena Buchman, Alexander Murray & Susan Erlewine, Ohio University, United States

    Abstract: This paper is a report on the use of Adobe Connect with Rural Appalachian students in an Upward Bound program. Selected students who participate in the Federal government sponsored... More

    pp. 194-198

  12. Is The Quality Of (Online) Courses Significantly Improved Through Professional Development Of Faculty? Student Perceptions

    Janet Buckenmeyer, Emily Hixon & Casimir Barczyk, Purdue University Calumet, United States; David Freitas, Indiana Unversity South Bend, United States

    The Digital Learning Faculty Certificate Program at Purdue University Calumet is a cohort-based mentoring program designed to support and assist faculty as they develop an online or a digitally... More

    pp. 199-203

  13. Investigating Frequency and Type of Middle and High School Teacher Communication in a Blended Learning Physics Professional Development Program

    Pamela Gilchrist & Eric Carpenter, North Carolina State University, United States; Tuere Bowles, College of Education, North Carolina State University, United States; Asia Gray-Battle, North Carolina State University, United States

    Blended learning has received much attention in recent years, with several programs reporting under-utilization of virtual tools by participants. The results of Moodle forum posts and Elluminate... More

    pp. 204-209

  14. Serving Students with Disabilities in Cyber Education

    Chris Carnahan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

    In three years, cyber charter schools in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania served over 6,500 students with disabilities (Education, 2009). This number represents a significant portion of students... More

    pp. 210-214

  15. Literature Circles via Skype: Connecting Pre-Service Teachers and 8th Graders in a Virtual Learning Community

    Nancy Casey, St. Bonaventure University, United States; Lisa Abreu, Jeannette McKee Middle School, United States

    Connecting 8th graders who have little exposure to adults with college education with pre-service teachers has potential on many fronts. Adding Skype to the relationship makes it all the more... More

    pp. 215-220

  16. Educational Development for Rural Areas in the Dominican Republic: The Computer Container Classroom Project

    Terence Cavanaugh, Leonora Bojko-Sosa & JuanCarlos Villatoro, University of North Florida, United States

    A pilot project was developed to deliver technology resources for village schools in rural areas of the Dominican Republic. The remoteness of these school cause inabilities for students to further ... More

    pp. 221-226

  17. Generalized Checklists Significance in Improving Timeliness in Asynchronous Distance Education

    Terence Cavanaugh & Marcia Lamkin, University of North Florida, United States; Haihong Hu, University of Central Arkansas, United States

    In response to novice online learners in distance learning courses submitting work late and missing elements of various assignments, research on using generalized checklists as a strategy or tool... More

    pp. 227-233

  18. Online Information and Support Services System for Education of Parents Who Have Children with Mental Retardation

    Atilla Cavkaytar, Anadolu University, Turkey; Yasin Ozarslan, Ozlem Ozan & Irfan Sural, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey

    Although the rates of special education services, which the children with mental retardation benefit from, are getting close to %50 in Turkey in 2010, effective and systematic family education... More

    pp. 234-239

  19. Cross-Cultural Collaborative Online Learning: If You Build it, Will they Come?

    Sue-Jeen Chen & Edward Caropreso, UNCW, United States; Ahaoli Hsu, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Taiwan

    Abstract: Online education provides opportunities for culturally diverse teachers and learners to work together; participants’ cultural contexts may influence behavior and affect interactions and... More

    pp. 240-248

  20. A Remotely Operated Science Experiment (ROSE) framework to boost a sense of sharing laboratory resources through a technology-mediated interface

    Yueh-hui Vanessa Chiang, Stanford University, United States; Arafeh Karimi, Seeds of Empowerment, United States; Paul Kim, Stanford University, United States

    This project proposes the Remotely Operated Science Experiment (ROSE) framework, allowing younger school children to remotely access and manipulate laboratory equipment that is physically located... More

    pp. 249-252