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SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 17, 2014

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Michael Searson; Marilyn N. Ochoa

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Number of papers: 587

  1. The Impacts of a Digital Storytelling Assignment on Non-English-Major-Students' Motivation for Learning English in a Japanese University

    Naoko KASAMI, J. F. Oberlin University, Japan

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how a digital storytelling assignment affected non-English-major-students’ motivation for learning English. Sixty five university students of Faculty... More

    pp. 1111-1118

  2. Analysis of Descriptions in Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters Using KH Coder : The Development of Framework of Teaching Intercultural Competence in EFL Classes in Japan

    Yukie Koyama, Nagoya Institue of Technology, Japan; Kahoko Matsumoto, Tokai University, Japan

    This paper is a report on the text analysis of Japanese students’ answers to questions in Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters (AIE). AIE was developed by the Council of Europe as a self... More

    pp. 1119-1124

  3. Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education: Introducing an International Research Symposium in Shanghai, 2015

    Feng-Qi Lai, Indiana State University, United States; Xiaoqing Gu, East China Normal University, China

    There is a growing interest in learning and knowledge analytics that reflects the concerns about learning in open education. As educators and professionals in Educational Technology, we proposed to... More

    pp. 1125-1127

  4. Leveraging Affordances of the Mashup Tool Pinterest for Writing and Reflecting on Culture

    Kevin Oliver, North Carolina State University, United States; Michael Cook, Clemson University, United States; Ruie Pritchard & Sara Lee, North Carolina State University, United States

    This paper presents findings from a study in which American teachers studying abroad pinned photographs from mobile phones onto group Pinterest boards and reflected on their own and others’... More

    pp. 1128-1134

  5. Supporting Schools to Realize the Vision of Instructional Improvement Systems (IIS)

    Christine Harris & Evan Lefsky, Public Consulting Group, United States

    Through Florida’s Race to the Top award by the U.S Department of Education, each district in the state is expected to implement a local instructional improvement system (LIIS) that meets... More

    p. 1133

  6. Teaching and Learning in the Global Classroom: Strategies for Designing Thinking Curriculum and Online Collaborative Learning Projects

    Deniz Palak, North Carolina Central University, United States; Melda Yildiz, Kean University, United States

    This paper provides both theoretical underpinnings and practical examples of designing and implementing “thinking curriculum” for the “global classroom.” We argue that teaching and learning in the ... More

    pp. 1135-1138

  7. A Blending Approach in Technology Integrated ESL Writing Instruction

    Ying Wang, Chongqing University of Science and Technology, China; Chia-Jung Chung & Esther Hattingh, California State University, Sacramento, United States

    One of the current trends in educational technology is the development of ESL writing software and Web 2.0 tools. The desired process-based ESL writing instruction allows learners to establish a... More

    pp. 1139-1144

  8. MOOCs to SIMMs: M-learning around the world

    Melda Yildiz, Kean University, United States; Ferial Khaddage, Deakin University Australia, Australia; Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts, Israel; Christoph Lattemann, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany; Adalheidur Reed, University of North Texas, United States; Sagini Keengwe, University of North Dakota, United States; Gregory Shepherd, Kean University, United States

    Will massive open online courses (MOOCs) and mobile technologies improve education or endanger it? In this panel discussion, panelists from six different countries and five continents discuss the... More

    pp. 1145-1151

  9. The use of technology and its impact on second language learning among Chinese undergraduate students

    Yining Zhang, Michigan State University, United States

    This study explored English learners’ use of various technology-based learning resources and its relation with students’ perceived and actual performance. 780 Chinese undergraduate learners... More

    p. 1152

  10. MICRO FUNDING AN EMERGING MODEL OF SCHOLARSHIP: A CASE STUDY

    Anjum Najmi & Spencer Keralis, University of North Texas, United States

    This study explores micro-funding and it’s potential for generating interest and participant buy-in during academic conferences. It examines the manner in which media and the power of collective... More

    pp. 1153-1159

  11. From Creation to Curation: Evolution of an Authentic 'Assessment for Learning' Task

    Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    Authenticity is an important characteristic of learning experiences and contributes to transfer of learning into practice. Maintaining authenticity in the face of changes in the eventual... More

    pp. 1160-1168

  12. An Approach to Designing Effective PK-12 Online Professional Development Modules

    James Hatten & Laurene Christensen, National Center on Educational Outcomes, United States

    In this best practices session, the presenters will discuss strategies and a framework used in designing, developing, launching, and evaluating a five-part online learning module developed for the ... More

    p. 1164

  13. Facebook vs. Blogs in Education: A study for creating an opinion scale

    Yuksel Deniz Arikan, Ege University, Turkey; Firat Sarsar & Steve Harmon, Georgia State University, United States

    The aim of this study was to develop an opinion scale for measuring opinions and reactions of students on blogs in educational settings. The last form of scale was formed by 18 items which were... More

    pp. 1169-1171

  14. Is Self-Regulated Learning Instruction Predictive of Self-Regulated Learning Skills, Math Achievement and Learning Motivation in a Web-Based Learning Environment?

    Dr. Angela Barrus, Arizona State University, United States

    This evaluative study used predictive analyses to determine the effectiveness of using self-regulated learning instruction to improve a web-based remedial, high school Algebra course designed to... More

    pp. 1172-1180

  15. Learning to Facilitate Inquiry-Based Science Instruction via Mixed-Reality Teaching Practices in a Methods Course

    Nazan Bautista, Miami University, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a mixed-reality teaching environment, called TeachLivE™ Lab (TLE) on preservice early childhood teachers’ understanding of inquiry-based... More

    pp. 1181-1196

  16. Considerations for Using the Same Online Course Shell in Three Different Countries

    Leaunda Hemphill, Western Illinois University, United States

    The same online course shell was used for educational technology workshops in the United States, China, and Indonesia. The course was customized to instructional and cultural needs of each locale. ... More

    pp. 1193-1194

  17. The Development and Formative Evaluation of Electronic Portfolio Software to Support Student Teachers’ Reflective Practice

    Eva Mary Bures, Bishop's University, Canada; Philip C. Abrami & Larysa Lysenko, Concordia University, Canada

    This study explores using electronic portfolios to support student teachers’ development of competencies. Software was designed to support teachers and student teachers through the key parts of... More

    pp. 1197-1205

  18. Social Studies Teachers’ Interactions with a Second Generation of Web-Based Educative Curriculum

    Cory Callahan, University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States; John Saye, Auburn University, United States; Thomas Brush, Indiana University, United States

    This design experiment advances a continuing line of research investigating web-based educative curriculum designed to help social studies teachers envision a robust professional teaching knowledge... More

    pp. 1206-1211

  19. A Case Study of Digital Dissertation Self-Publishing

    Terence Cavanaugh & Elinor Scheirer, University of North Florida, United States

    This case study described the process used by one faculty to publish a dissertation in order to make it available through digital text bookstores and thus to extend its use and availability. Schön’... More

    pp. 1212-1219

  20. Making Individualized Literacy Instruction Available to All Teachers: Adapting the Assessment to Instruction (A2i) Software for Multiple Real-World Contexts

    Dr. Carol Connor, Dr. Angela Barrus & Julie Fellows, Arizona State University, United States

    The purpose of this project is to use design-based implementation research to complete the development of Assessment to Instruction (A2i) software by gathering and applying ongoing feedback from K-... More

    pp. 1220-1226