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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. Student Engagement Tools and Techniques

    Robin Tizzard, Portage College, Canada

    Have you struggled with engagement in your distance classes? Are you interested in learning about new tools and techniques that you can use in your class to engage those students who you never meet... More

    pp. 1091-1092

  2. Competency Based Education: A Solution to the Challenges Facing Higher Education in the 21st Century?

    Jan Tucker, Ashford University, United States; Patricia Neely, Higher Learning Institute, United States; Trevor Belcher, Ashford University, United States

    Competency based education programs are considered a viable and popular option to address the increasing demand placed on universities to move beyond traditional program delivery. This paper... More

    pp. 1093-1098

  3. The Student Perspective on Application of Quality Matters Rubric on Online Course

    Zafer Unal, USF St.Petersburg, United States; Aslihan Unal, NA, United States; Yasar Bodur, Georgia Southern University, United States

    While the entire QM online course design process is faculty-centered, it does not include the actual users of the online and hybrid courses - students - in any of the steps. The authors of this... More

    pp. 1099-1105

  4. Implementation of Quality Standards for Online Courses Towards Vacational High School

    Omer Uysal & Abdullah Kuzu, Anadolu University, Turkey

    The research was designed to determine the views of students who registered online programs about implementation of quality standards for online education. The survey model was used in the research... More

    p. 1106

  5. Trials and Triumphs of Blogging Internationally: Socially Constructing Knowledge through China and Ireland

    Paige Vitulli, Peggy Delmas & Susan Santoli, University of South Alabama, United States

    The purpose of this roundtable is to engage in small-group discussion on the trials and triumphs of using social networking to collaboratively reflect and publically engage learners in... More

    pp. 1107-1112

  6. Instructional Decisions and Strategies of Math and Science Teacher Educators in Synchronous Online Teaching Environment

    Anita Vyas, University of Houston, United States

    Teaching and learning in an interactive synchronous online learning environment demands rigorous preparation of online teachers in the complexities of collaborative online tools, web-conferencing... More

    pp. 1113-1114

  7. Connected: Using Skype™ in the College Classroom

    Eamonn Walsh, Jr. & Lisa Brown, University of Montevallo, United States

    Because Skype™ is free, easy to use, and readily available; it offers opportunities to connect college classrooms with remotely-located guest speakers around the world. Unfortunately, the time and ... More

    pp. 1115-1119

  8. Preferences of M.S. in Instructional Technology Students for Selected Instructional Program Characteristics

    Michael Waugh, Jian Su Searle, Douglas Trovinger & Mary Morse, University of Tennessee, United States

    This paper describes findings from a case study that examined the program design preferences of the existing population of M.S. in Instructional Technology (MSIT) students matriculating in an on... More

    pp. 1120-1127

  9. An Architecture for Real-time Lecture Transcription and Collaborative Annotation using Mobile Devices

    Josh White, Jonathan Lartigue & Brent Dutton, Auburn University, United States

    Available real-time voice transcription tools lack the capability to actively engage and assist the user in understanding what is being said without delay. Similarly, conventional closed-captioning... More

    pp. 1128-1132

  10. Integrating Technology in Exam Preparation for Teacher Education Students

    Jerry Whitworth, Texas Woman's University, United States

    The Preparation and Review for Educator Preparation (PREP) program is a comprehensive system of tools, resources, and strategies embedded into the teacher preparation curriculum that is designed to... More

    pp. 1133-1135

  11. Developing On-line – Evil or a Godsend?

    Diana Williams, Joan Henley & Joanna Grymes, Arkansas State University, United States

    Many Universities are jumping on the on-line course and program bandwagon, but is this a good thing or a bad thing? Research shows that some students are good on-line students and some are not. It ... More

    p. 1136

  12. Building Creativity through Constructive Pedagogy in an Online Teacher Preparation Course

    Mia Kim Williams, Watsatree Diteeyont, Deborah Genet & Xin Wang, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    This study investigated teacher candidates’ self-perceptions of creativity through constructive pedagogical practices of instructors in an online teacher preparation course. This research used... More

    pp. 1137-1142

  13. A Case Study on Blended Learning of a Practice-Based University Course in Japan

    Yuko Yamamoto, Waseda University, Japan; Mamiko Shichida, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

    This research implemented study by e-learning in addition to face-to-face classes for a graduation thesis seminar course (practice-based course) on campus at a university and conducted a case study... More

    pp. 1143-1146

  14. Student Perceptions of Online Discussion Prompts

    Yuankun Yao, University of Central Missouri, United States

    This study investigates how students perceive prompts for online discussions and what kinds of discussion prompts tend to engage students the most. A self-developed survey will be administered... More

    pp. 1147-1154

  15. Second language learning in a virtual world: A study of a trans-national collaborative language learning experiences

    Li-Tang Yu, Jayoung Song & Paul Resta, University of Texas, Austin, Taiwan; Fu-Yuan Chiu, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan; Jongduk Jang, Kyungpook National University, Korea (South)

    The present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of using virtual world, Second Life, as a platform for foreign language learning. Among the many benefits that virtual worlds can offer, we... More

    pp. 1155-1157

  16. A Proposal of Distance Education Plan for Vocational College Teacher in China: An Cross-Cultural Educational Collaboration with U.S. Research University

    Xi Yu, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, United States

    This study presents a proposal for distance education for vocational teachers in a Chinese vocational college, including needs assessment on teacher needs, blended learning curriculum design,... More

    pp. 1158-1160

  17. Understanding Personal Learning Environment: A Literature Review on Elements of the Concept

    Hong Zhou, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States

    The concept of personal learning environment has been described from various perspectives. This paper examines a selection of twenty academic articles from different time and perspectives – the... More

    pp. 1161-1164

  18. Analyzing participants' perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge outcomes in an art museum tour, after using a 3dimensional virtual museum.

    Adriana D'Alba, Grambling State University, United States; Greg Jones, University of North Texas, United States

    This mixed methods study examines usability, knowledge acquisition, and preferences of learners’ experience in a real museum visitation and a 3dimensional virtual learning environment. Data was... More

    pp. 1174-1178

  19. Inspiring Maker Culture through Collaboration, Persistence, and Failure

    Mary Kayler, Timothy Owens & George Meadows, University of Mary Washington, United States

    Maker culture is dedicated to people “making their own functional devices, whether it is technological gadgets, open source hardware and software, or nearly any other aspect of physical life” ... More

    pp. 1179-1184

  20. Design of a computer program for electronic tests

    Inas Mandour, Minia Umiversity, Egypt, Egypt

    This paper introduces a computer program for electronic examinations and tests. Questions of multiple choices, completion, true/false, and matching types are used. The questions are randomly... More

    pp. 1185-1194