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SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 25, 2013


Ron McBride; Michael Searson

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Number of papers: 881

  1. Enhancing Interactive Communication in an Asynchronous Online Class

    Kari Richards & Min Lun Wu, Michigan State University, United States

    This paper will discuss the need for educators to be more proactive in their use of emerging technologies. By examining the development of technology, and its implementation in the online... More

    pp. 981-982

  2. Perspectives of Quality and Accreditation of MOOC

    Rogério Rossi & Pollyana Mustaro, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil

    The dissemination and the use of technology in educational environment, as well as its popularity, enabled the emergence of educational initiatives, among which stands out the Massive Open Online... More

    pp. 983-990

  3. A Framework for Designing and Researching Online Supervision of Teaching

    Wanda Routier, Concordia University Wisconsin, United States; Amy Otis-Wilborn, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States

    Abstract: Increasingly, teacher preparation is conducted in online environments. Programs that prepare students who are geographically distant from the university teacher education site use some ... More

    pp. 991-995

  4. A development of project-based and blended learning activities using social media tools to enhance article writing skills of graduate students at Silpakorn University.

    Nammon Ruangrit, Silpakorn University, Thailand

    The purposes of this research were to develop project-based and blended learning activities using social media tools to enhance article writing skills of graduated\students at Silpakorn University;... More

    pp. 996-1001

  5. Understanding Visual Communication and Serious Leisure in an Online News Site

    Jacob Sanchez, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, United States

    This virtual case study of the news site will investigate how users learn to communicate using images. Interview transcripts, participant observations, chat room transcripts, and online ... More

    pp. 1002-1003

  6. Motivational Factors of Online vs. Face-to-Face Learning Environments

    Firat Sarsar & Steve Harmon, Georgia State University, United States

    Motivation is one of the popular topics in education. There are many different factors that may affect motivation, so it is critically important to know what these factors can be. This study... More

    pp. 1004-1009

  7. Brazilian Government Initiatives for Teacher Education with the use of Information Technology

    Liamara Scortegagna, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil; Marcio Carvalho, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Distance education has been an important strategy adopted by the Brazilian government to increase the number of teacher education undergraduate courses. This work presents a broad scenario on the... More

    pp. 1010-1015

  8. Best Practices for Filling the Soft Skills Gap of Distance Learners

    Pamela Scott-Bracey, University of North Texas, United States

    The purpose of this presentation is to discuss best practices determined by instructors who implemented a variety of strategies in pursuit of filling the soft skill gap often found among the modern... More

    p. 1016

  9. The Quality of Online Courses in Initial Licensure Programs

    Amy Sedivy-Benton, Andrew Hunt & Teri Hunt, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

    The literature suggests that more studies need to compare traditional courses with online courses. Questions guiding this research include: How much time do instructors spend developing online... More

    pp. 1017-1021

  10. Structuring One-on-One Videoconferencing to Engage and Deepen Digital Mentoring and Reflection

    Peggy Semingson & Pete Smith, University of Texas at Arlington, United States

    This best practices session will provide demonstration and tips for the integration of videoconferencing technologies into completely online teacher education courses (with a focus on literacy... More

    pp. 1022-1027

  11. Improving Collaborative Online Learning Using the TEC Model

    Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education & Mofet Institute, Israel; Elaine Hoter, Talpiot College of Education & Mofet Institute, Israel; Asmaa Ganayem, Mofet Institute & Al-Qasemi College of Education, Israel

    The current study investigates changes in groups cohesion and collaboration in an online environment using the TEC (Trust building in an Online Collaborative Environment) model (Hoter, Shonfeld &... More

    pp. 1028-1033

  12. Using Second Life for teacher training: Opportunities and challenges

    Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education and Mofet Institute, Israel; Adit Ganot, Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel

    Building the college in Second life (SL) was aimed to enable students’ experience in teaching and learning in virtual worlds. The College can hold virtual lectures and conferences in the new... More

    pp. 1034-1037

  13. Virtual Break Rooms in Online Learning: Building Community and Handling Email Overload

    Kellie Shumack & Timothy Lewis, Auburn University Montgomery, United States; Suhana Chikatla, Wallace State Community College, United States

    Instructors often complain about participants emailing questions on a regular basis during their course of study. This round table discussion aims to discuss the benefits of using virtual break... More

    pp. 1038-1039

  14. Facebook use across a teacher education program - a snapshot of networks

    Simone Smala, University of Queensland, Australia

    This paper gives an overview of Facebook pages used as platforms for communication and professional support within one teacher education program at an Australian university. The paper shows how an ... More

    pp. 1040-1043

  15. Connecting the Dots Between the Technology Professional Development Needs of Teachers and Technology Implementation

    Daniella Smith, University of North Texas, United States

    The purpose of this study was to determine the technology professional development needs of teachers and the methods that they use to learn about technology. The participants in the study were... More

    pp. 1044-1048

  16. The Evolution of the Preservice Technology Course: Lessons Learned

    Debra R Sprague, Seth Parson & Katy Swalwell, George Mason University, United States

    The stand-alone technology course designed to enable preservice teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum has undergone many iterations throughout the years. This paper looks at one... More

    pp. 1049-1053

  17. Network Visualization of Connection inside Social Network Service for the Evaluation and Assessment of the Learning Community

    Takahiro Tagawa, Kyushu University, Japan; Koichi Yasutale, Hiroshima University, Japan; Osamu Yamakawa, Fukui Prefectural University, Japan; Takahiro Sumiya, Hiroshima University, Japan; Hitoshi Inoue, Kyushu University, Japan

    The aim of this research is to develop the methods to see the state which the respective learners are placed in the learning community, and build the tools for the facilitators. For this purpose,... More

    pp. 1054-1059

  18. Upcoming Challenges in E-Learning & Online Learning Environments

    Mohamed Tawfik, Elio Sancristobal, Sergio Martin, Rosario Gil, Alberto Pesquera, Felix Garcia, Maria Jose Albert, Clara Perez, Gabriel Diaz, Juan Peire & Manuel Castro, Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Spain

    In the last decade and with the rapid pace of evolution of Information Technologies (IT), E-learning have witnessed noticeable leaps and have recorded a high rate of promulgation among universities... More

    pp. 1060-1065

  19. Factors Affecting Students’ Sense of Community in 3D Immersive Learning Environments

    Krista Terry, Terry McClannon, Amelia Cheney, Robert Sanders & Les Bolt, Appalachian State University, United States

    The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine factors that may predict graduate students’ development of a collaborative community of inquiry (as measured by the Community of Inquiry scale)... More

    pp. 1066-1072

  20. Learning Effectiveness of Collaborative Learning in Singapore Higher Education – A Pilot Study

    Raymond Tham, University of Newcastle, Australia, Australia; Lesley Tham, RegCom Consulting International, Singapore

    Collaborative learning is an effective instructional strategy to enhance learning through reflection, collegial interactions and a greater sense of empowerment. This research paper seeks to explore... More

    pp. 1073-1090