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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. A Brief Examination of Immediacy Behaviors in Online Learning Environments

    Danny Rose, UNT/DBU, United States

    Abstract: This paper provides an overview of the importance of immediacy behaviors in both traditional and online learning environments. Immediacy is defined as a perceived closeness between two... More

    pp. 823-826

  2. Personality as it Relates to Learning Styles in Online Courses

    Danny Rose, UNT/DBU, United States

    Abstract: Research shows that people learn in different ways and that learning styles can be tied to personality types. With the growth of online courses, there has been much research regarding the... More

    pp. 827-831

  3. Design Techniques for Getting Online Courses Done Right

    Richard Rose, West Texas A&M University, United States; Janet Ray, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States

    Fortune 500 corporations have long since discovered what makes learners enthusiastic. This paper explains how the author more than doubled enrollment in a technology Masters program at a rural... More

    pp. 832-834

  4. Reaching for the Clouds & Increasing Teacher Effectiveness

    Bernard Rosell & Raluca Sirbu, AT&T CTO, United States

    The real promise of the Cloud Computing Paradigm (CCP) for education is the degree to which it expands the resource available to educators and magnifies their impact beyond the traditional... More

    pp. 835-840

  5. Mathematics Instructors’ Experiences Stabilizing TPACK When Using New Technologies in a Distance-Based Graduate Program

    Lori Sachau & Heng-Yu Ku, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    Converting traditional on-campus courses for a new distance-based mathematics program is not a simple process. Years of teaching experience in using face-to-face technologies such as blackboards... More

    pp. 841-843

  6. A Holistic Blended Design Studio Model: a Basis for Exploring and Expanding Learning Opportunities

    Mahmoud Reza Saghafi, Jill Franz & Phil Crowther, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    While the studio environment has been promoted as an ideal educational setting for project-based disciplines, few qualitative studies have been undertaken in a comprehensive way (Bose, 2007). This ... More

    pp. 844-852

  7. Online Learning: Determinants of Success

    Nada Salem, The George Washington University, United States

    This paper is based on a review of 11 refereed journal articles that focus on online learning in higher education. The studies reviewed are varied; they adopt a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed ... More

    pp. 853-858

  8. Effects of Belongingness and Synchronicity on Face-to-face and Online Cooperative Learning

    Andy Saltarelli, Cary Roseth & Chris Glass, Michigan State University, United States

    The rise of online learning has heightened the need for empirical research testing the effectiveness of pedagogy in online contexts. This study examines whether belongingness and computer-mediated ... More

    pp. 859-867

  9. The Correlation between Student’s Demographic Information and Self-regulated Learning Strategy toward Online Learning Environments among Thai Students in USA (A Pilot Study)

    Buncha Samruayruen, University of North Texas, United States; Direk Teeraputon & Kingkaew Samruayruen, Naresuan University, Thailand

    Studying in online learning environment requires a different set of skills as students are expected to take ownership of the learning process, hence, self-regulated learning (SRL) strategy is... More

    pp. 868-878

  10. Using Instructional Video, Avatars, Vokis and Cartoons in Online Teaching

    Pavel Samsonov, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States

    Instructional videos, Vokis, avatars and cartoon-based characters were made part of regular online communication in a professional development class for teachers. Eighteen participants were asked... More

    pp. 879-883

  11. Aligning your ducks for the student learning journey: Stories from the pond of distance ed

    Michael Sankey, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    Effective change is embedded in context. This paper provides a case study about has been happening to promote good academic practices at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), a regional... More

    pp. 884-892

  12. The CAMP: Teaching and Learning Music Technology Through Virtual Environments

    David Sebald, The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States

    The presenter demonstrates an innovative distance learning package he created for delivering music technology instruction to music teachers, teacher trainees, and Texas school students. Now in its ... More

    pp. 893-895

  13. An Investigation of Online Discussion in Distance Learning in Mathematics

    Daeryong Seo, Indiana State University, United States

    The purpose of the paper is to investigate online discussion in distance learning in Mathematics. The paper describes characteristics of interactive multimedia tools with online discussion boards... More

    pp. 896-900

  14. Using of Twitter for Effective Teaching and Learning

    Daeryong Seo, Indiana State University, United States

    The purpose of the paper is to investigate the effectiveness of the use of Twitter for effective teaching learning. The method was designed to facilitate K-12 students as well as college students... More

    pp. 901-904

  15. Empowering Inquiry-Driven Instruction with Social Media

    Kay Kyeong-Ju Seo, University of Cincinnati, United States

    The rapid expansion of social media such as blogs, wikis, and virtual words is dramatically transforming the way we teach and learn. By enabling users to shape and control information, these online... More

    pp. 905-906

  16. Using Second Life in the Language Classroom

    Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education and Mofet Institute, Israel; Adi Raz, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

    Languages and cultural study was the target for two classes from Texas and Israel that met virtually in Second Life on a weekly basis for six weeks. The analysis of their feedback reveals that... More

    pp. 907-910

  17. Using MIT OpenCourseWare in the Classroom

    Cheryl Siegel, MIT OpenCourseWare, United States

    MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all of MIT’s course content. It is made open and available, free of charge. Educators report that they use the site to enhance... More

    p. 911

  18. Online Problem-based Learning and the Development of Critical Thinking

    Michelle Sims, Kutztown University, United States

    Abstract: This paper will discuss the effect of online problem-based learning (PBL) on the development of critical thinking in two graduate education courses that focus on technology integration.... More

    pp. 912-915

  19. Using Facebook to Engage Students With Social Justice Concepts in Teacher Education

    Simone Smala, University of Queensland, Australia

    This paper presents a work-in-progress that describes and analyses how a Facebook page for a large introductory education class can re-focus attention and engage students with new social justice... More

    pp. 916-920

  20. Cloud Computing and Creativity in Education

    Pamela Speelman, David Gore & Jeremy Catarino, Eastern Michigan University, United States

    Cloud computing is the newest technological tool available to educators and students. Harrison (2009) defines “cloud computing, in a nutshell, is a way to provide computer applications to users... More

    pp. 921-924