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

Mar 17, 2014


Michael Searson; Marilyn N. Ochoa

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Number of papers: 587

  1. Improving Pre-Service Teachers Training in Universities of Education

    JeongWon Choi, Korea National University of Education, Korea (South); Eunkyoung Lee, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, Korea (South); Youngjun Lee, Korea National University of Education, Korea (South)

    This article aims to analyze the existing computer science teachers training and to propose improvements. Modern society revolves around IT, allowing people to acquire the information they want at ... More

    pp. 1561-1564

  2. Undoing the Factory Model: A practical Field Test in Blended Learning

    Adam Holden, Fort Hays State University, United States

    The successful implementation of e-learning strategies into the learning process is not a new idea, and yet we remain a nation struggling to come to terms with the educational potential of... More

    pp. 1565-1573

  3. The Impact of E-learning in Small and Medium-sized Hospitality and Tourism Enterprises

    Taiyi Huang, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, United States

    Small and medium-sized hospitality and tourism enterprises (SMHTE) are significant contributors to economy in the world. SMHTEs not only provide jobs, but also contribute to the economic... More

    pp. 1574-1579

  4. MOOCs for Professional Teacher Development

    William Jobe, Stockholm University, Sweden; Christian Östlund & Lars Svensson, University West, Sweden

    A MOOC is a trending concept in education that is disrupting traditional methods of learning consumption. The emergence and use of MOOCs for professional teacher development is still uncommon, but ... More

    pp. 1580-1586

  5. Technology Mentoring: A Model for Professional Development

    Hewlett Leslie & Natalie Johnson-Leslie, Arkansas State University, United States

    Abstract: The pervasiveness of technology in nearly every aspect of lives is shaping trends of teaching and learning. Faculty members are constantly trying to keep up with diverse needs of students... More

    pp. 1587-1593

  6. STEM Workforce Development Model and Outcomes Framework

    Joyce Malyn-Smith, EDC, United States

    The ITEST program focuses on broad STEM workforce development goals and encourages projects to move toward those goals in innovative ways. Although many projects work towards similar outcomes,... More

    pp. 1594-1597

  7. The Class within a Class -- An Authentic Learning Experience

    Kelli Murphy-Godfrey, Duquesne University and Carlisle Area School District, United States

    One of the missions of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is to develop programs that give students knowledge, skills and real world experiences. As such, the high school students of ... More

    pp. 1598-1601

  8. Career and Technology Education Course Participation Decreases Dropout Rates

    Rhonda Ritter, University of North Texas, United States

    Society struggles on a daily basis with the number of individuals who leave high school before obtaining a high school diploma. As a result, this leads to economic adversity in many areas ranging... More

    pp. 1602-1607

  9. Tips for Engaging Students in the Learning Environment

    Cindy Schmitt, Florida Institute of Technology, United States

    It is not unusual to walk into a classroom and observe students playing games on their computer, viewing social media pages, texting or working on other homework assignments while the instructor is... More

    pp. 1608-1611

  10. Can hand-held technology make a difference?: The effects of using iPads in an urban elementary school classroom

    Heejung An, Sandra Alon & David Fuentes, William Paterson University of New Jersey, United States

    The release of Apple’s iPad has been greeted with intense enthusiasm by K-12 school educators and administrators. In recent years, various schools have begun incorporating these devices into their ... More

    pp. 1612-1617

  11. Bring Your Own Device: Using What You Have in a Preservice Teacher Preparation Class

    Dana Arrowood, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States

    During the summer of 2013, preservice teachers who had completed a course in technology integration during the first semester of summer school were enrolled in a literacy course during the second... More

    pp. 1618-1621

  12. An Exploratory Study of University Students’ Smartphone Use for Learning in the US and Saudi Arabia

    Art Bangert, Montana State University, United States; Mohammed Almahfud, King Kahlid University, Saudi Arabia

    This study was conducted to investigate university students’ use of smartphones for learning in both the United States and Saudi Arabia. Two hundred and forty-nine students from Montana State... More

    pp. 1622-1627

  13. Training for a Marathon: Doctoral Student Socialization in an Online Environment

    Tara J Lehan, Heather Hussey & Eva Mika, Northcentral University, United States

    Whereas socialization is viewed as important to student performance, success, and satisfaction within doctoral programs, it differs in online education as compared to traditional education.... More

    pp. 1622-1626

  14. iPads for teachers? The challenges of integrating technology in the classroom

    Michael Barbour, Sacred Heart University, United States; Tamme Quinn Grzebyk, Wayne State University, United States

    The iPad is a tool that could change the way in which teachers prepare and deliver instruction in the K-12 environment. But, while proponents tout its capabilities, school administrators run the... More

    pp. 1628-1632

  15. iPads in Context: Interaction Design for Schools

    Bård Ketil Engen, Tonje Hilde Giæver & Louise Mifsud, Faculty of Education and International Studies, Oslo and Akerhus University College, Norway

    In this paper, we present our findings from an on-going classroom study at an elementary school in Oslo, Norway, where teachers and pupils use iPads for learning purposes. To obtain the present... More

    pp. 1633-1640

  16. Mobile Gamification in Education Engage, Educate and Entertain via Gamified Mobile Apps

    Ferial Khaddage, Deakin University Faculty of Science Engineering and Built Environment, School of Information Techno, Australia; Christoph Lattemann, Jacob University, Economics Department, Germany; Ricardo Acosta-Díaz, Faculty of Telematics, University of Colima, Mexico

    Digital games are very popular amongst the digital natives; they use them for entertainment engagement, enjoyment and fun. With the emergence of the internet and mobile apps edutainment and... More

    pp. 1654-1660

  17. Breaking Down Barriers: The Impact of Access to iPads and Scaffolded Instruction in a Graduate Teacher Education Course

    Wendy Loewenstein, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States

    Mobile devices are not being utilized to their full potential in P-12 education. In response to this phenomenon, researchers have identified various barriers that prevent educators from creating... More

    pp. 1661-1665

  18. Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice: Using Twitter to Heighten Student Engagement Within and Beyond the Classroom

    Crystal Machado & Ying Jiang, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Twitter, a micro blogging, social media tool which has become part of the mainstream conversation is having an impact on politics, media, business and education. The authors begin with a... More

    pp. 1666-1672

  19. Investigating distinctive pedagogies in mobile learning

    Kearney Matthew, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia, Australia; Kevin Burden, The University of Hull, United Kingdom

    This international study investigates how teachers are exploiting distinctive pedagogical features of mobile learning: collaboration, personalization and authenticity (Kearney, Schuck, Burden &... More

    pp. 1673-1680

  20. Designing and Developing a Successful Hybrid Course

    Qiuyun Lin, State University of New York--Plattsburgh, United States

    While online or distance courses have become legitimate mode of course format, hybrid courses have been largely treated as a subset of distance education and are seldom regarded as a unique method ... More

    pp. 1678-1680