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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. Teachers’ View of Content and Education Professors’ Qualities that Shaped Them: Community, Cognition, Work Commitment, Rigor in f2f and Distance Classrooms

    Robin Spruce & Robert Lucking, Old Dominion University, United States

    A number of comparison studies have previously been carried out to examine the amount of learning in f2f and distance classes, but few have examined the impact of the nature of the experience in... More

    pp. 925-931

  2. Teacher Excellence Network: First-Year Teacher Induction through Videoconferencing and Social Networking

    Susan Stansberry & Hannah Denker, Oklahoma State University, United States

    Legislative action in the State of Oklahoma did away with a “resident teacher” program providing mentoring support for every first year teacher by a committee made up of a higher education faculty ... More

    pp. 932-934

  3. Effective Use of Online Quizzes in Science Courses

    William Stowe & Lin Lin, University of North Texas, United States

    Abstract: This study investigated ways to effectively incorporate online quizzes in college biology courses. A total of 151 college students participated in this experimental study. They took the... More

    pp. 935-939

  4. Rapid Prototyping Discussion Board Activities for an Online Environmental Science Course

    William Stowe & Lin Lin, University of North Texas, United States

    Abstract: The study investigated the use of rapid prototyping (RP) to design discussion board activities for an online environmental course. The activities were developed and prototyped both before... More

    pp. 940-946

  5. Faculty Perceptions of Blended Learning in Higher Education

    Berhane Teclehaimanot & Peter You, University of Toledo, United States

    With the rapid development of Internet technology and its applications in education, many higher education institutions are adopting blended learning to make full use of a variety of delivery... More

    pp. 947-954

  6. Blending Face-to-Face and Online Instruction: Students’ Perceptions

    Katherine Terras, Kari Chiasson & Adam Sansale, University of North Dakota, United States

    At the University of North Dakota, Department of Teaching and Learning, there seems to be a philosophical assumption that courses delivered online for graduate students can produce positive student... More

    pp. 955-960

  7. Synchronous online instruction for students with disabilities in rural locations

    Eleazar Vasquez, University of Central Florida, United States

    In a technological society, demands for higher literacy are ever increasing, creating grievous consequences for those who fail to meet these demands (National Research Council, 1998). The purpose... More

    pp. 961-967

  8. LessonSketch: A Rich-Media Scenario-Based Learning Environment for Teacher Development

    Chieu Vu Minh & Patricio Herbst, University of Michigan, School of Education, United States

    The improvement of students’ opportunities to learn in school classrooms is often challenged by the complexity of the work of teaching, the lack of repositories of usable knowledge of teaching, and... More

    pp. 968-973

  9. Secrets to Teaching Online and Loving It!

    Kelley Jo Walters, Walden University, United States; Melanie Shaw, Northcentral University, United States

    Anyone interested in pursuing an online teaching career must diligently apply for open positions and document each step taken. Like most jobs, opportunities in distance learning are competitive.... More

    pp. 974-981

  10. Mentoring Graduate Students as Nascent Researchers in a Blended Learning Environment

    Patricia Watson & Dawn Peterson, Texas Woman's University, United States

    The rise of blended learning environments has created a shift in the mentoring relationship between faculty and doctoral students. The existing paradigm of doctoral students’ induction into the... More

    pp. 982-987

  11. Online Program Design: One Size May Not Fit The Needs of All

    Michael Waugh & Jian Su, University of Tennessee, United States

    This paper describes findings from the results from a case study that focuses on the initial implementation of the WebIT M.S. in Instructional Technology, offered at the University of Tennessee at ... More

    pp. 988-993

  12. Strengthening information literacy proficiency through online knowledge building

    Adrienne Wheeler, Baruch College, United States

    These recommendations are based on research examining the extent to which students’ online forum involvement improved their information literacy proficiency. The researcher hopes to explain how... More

    pp. 994-998

  13. The TEACH Act - A Catch 22, 23 and 24!

    Laura Wilson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Communications Media Department, United States

    The focus of this paper is to evaluate, critique and provide information about the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2001 also known as the TEACH Act. It is important that ... More

    pp. 999-1004

  14. The Balancing Act: Women Pursuing an Online Doctoral Degree

    Chris Wilton, Mida Learning (2011) Inc., Canada

    “It is reliably estimated that over half the several million learners who make up the world’s distance education population are women” (Burge and Lenskyj, 1990, p. 23). Home (1998) has conjectured ... More

    p. 1005

  15. Online Assessments in the Eyes of Students Taking an Assessment Course

    Yuankun Yao, University of Central Missouri, United States

    This study investigated whether the assessments designed for an online class were effective in the eyes of the students. Students enrolled in an online graduate level assessment course were asked... More

    pp. 1006-1012

  16. Student perceptions of online group discussions

    Yuankun Yao, University of Central Missouri, United States

    This study examines the benefits and limitations of online group discussions as perceived by the students taking online classes. The subjects of study include three groups of graduate students... More

    pp. 1013-1016

  17. Shifting of Paradigms: Faculty Perceptions on Teaching in a Virtual Space

    Gladys Yarbrough & Ollie Manley, Georgia State University, United States

    Today, more and more colleges and universities have made online education a mainstay at their institutions. Whether the delivery model is synchronous, asynchronous, or hybrid, schools of higher... More

    pp. 1017-1021

  18. Isolated or Involved??: Using the Webcam to Recruit and Reach Graduate Students through Flexible Means

    Martie Young & Jake Yunker, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, United States

    This discussion is about utilizing the a variety of media, including the webcam, to recruit, deliver classroom instruction and support graduate students for distance learning when traditional face-... More

    pp. 1022-1024

  19. An Investigation of the Impact of Digital Fabrication Projects on Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes and Skills

    Curby Alexander, Garry Mayes, Susan Hopper, Sita Thiruvadi & Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States

    This study looks at the effect of content-specific, technology-rich learning activities on EC-8 preservice teachers’ competencies and skills, as well as their attitudes toward science, technology, ... More

    pp. 1025-1032

  20. What Happens When Children Encounter the T-Book?: The Potential for Transmedia Books in Teacher Education

    Jonathan Cohen, Gabriella Ducamp, William Kjellstrom & Daniel Tillman, University of Virginia, United States

    In an effort to address elementary teachers’ lack of science content knowledge and low perceived self-efficacy in teaching science, researchers are beginning to examine the feasibility of using... More

    pp. 1033-1040