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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. E-Presentation Essentials- How to Engage, Excite, and Equip presenters with the skills for producing exceptional e-presentation experiences

    Susan McManimon, Rider University, United States; Laura Wilson & Lacey Fulton, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

    A significant increase in courses and programs taught through distance education technologies has occurred in non-for-profit and for-profit colleges and universities. Research suggests that the... More

    pp. 393-396

  2. E-training through web lectures

    Christian Ostlund, William Jobe & Lars Svensson, University West, Sweden

    This paper sets out to inform how technology can be designed to support formal workplace training by acknowledging the context of every day work. The research in this paper follows the approach of ... More

    pp. 397-402

  3. Challenges and Strategies in Designing Trans-National Learning Team Projects in Virtual Worlds

    Paul Resta, The University of Texas at Austin, United States; Mri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College, Israel

    This presentation describes a case study of the ways that virtual worlds can facilitate trans-national and cross-cultural collaboration in higher education and the benefits, issues, and challenges ... More

    pp. 403-409

  4. Developing eLearning Courses for Industry: A Case Study of Successful Project Management Practices

    Stephen Rodriguez, Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi, United States

    Abstract: This paper describes the project management and design processes utilized at a for profit company which develops eLearning courses for the grocery and pharmacy industries in the United... More

    pp. 410-416

  5. How to Make Your Online Course Accessible

    Sandra Rogers & Stacy Weston, University of South Alabama, United States

    Our roundtable participation will focus on accessibility specifications for media and e-learning: appropriate fonts, providing alternative text to images, titling hyperlinks, creating accessible... More

    pp. 417-423

  6. Addressing Equity and Access in Online Learning and More....

    Raymond Rose, Rose & Smith Associates, United States; Kathryn Kennedy, iNACOL, United States; Robert Plants, University of Mississippi, United States

    Online or virtual education, which uses a computer as the primary mode of instructional delivery is no longer a fad in education. Access and equity are issues that are a part of any distance... More

    pp. 424-426

  7. ONLINE PEER MENTORING: ANALYSIS OF DISCUSSION BOARD INTERACTION AMONG UNDERGRADUTE PRESERVICE EDUCATION STUDENTS

    Regina Ruane, Drexel University, United States

    This paper explores the patterns of communication among students in an online mentoring program designed for cross-level peer mentoring. This peer mentoring program was developed to address... More

    pp. 427-430

  8. Virtual Presence in a Synchromodal Learning Environment

    Sandra Sawaya & William Cain, Michigan State University, United States

    Presence is an important factor in technology-mediated experiences as it describes an individual’s sense of feeling connected with the virtual environment. This paper investigates the presence of ... More

    pp. 431-436

  9. Inquiry and Response to the Development Dilemma of Campus Culture in Higher Distance Education -The Empirical Study on Distance Education in Zhejiang University

    Leifen Shi, Lishui TV University, Lishui, Zhejiang, China; John Ronghua Ouyang, University of North Florida, United States

    The results of an empirical study on distance education in Zhejiang University showed that campus culture on the Internet is not rich and is lack of attraction to students; off-campus learning... More

    pp. 437-446

  10. Learning to Teach English with Multimedia: A Hybrid Course for English Teacher Preparation in the School of Continuing Education

    Yu-Chih Doris Shih, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

    Many universities in Taiwan offer courses in the distance learning mode or blended learning mode. Blended learning may be more suitable for students of School of Continuing Education (SOCE) because... More

    pp. 447-452

  11. Simulated and Virtual Science Laboratory Experiments: Improving Critical Thinking and Higher-Order Learning Skills.

    Nicole Simon, Nassau Community College, United States

    This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted on undergraduate level laboratory science courses. A causal-comparative quantitative study was conducted with 150 learners enrolled at a ... More

    pp. 453-459

  12. Psychosocial and Cognitive Dimensions of the ‘Self’ within Pre-service Teachers’ Reflective Blogs

    Shaunna Smith & Ruben Garza, Texas State University, United States

    This study provides support for the importance of addressing Deng & Yuen’s (2011) three blogging behaviors (write, read, and comment) as well as the psychosocial and cognitive dimensions that... More

    pp. 460-469

  13. Utilization of a Learning Management System

    Alicia Stansell, University of North Texas, United States

    Middle school can be a challenging time in the development of students academically. The middle school age group is where students often start to fall behind and are unable to catch up. In an... More

    pp. 470-474

  14. Class in Circles: Designing an Online Course Using Google+

    Priscilla Taylor, Pennsylvania State University, United States; Chris Penny, West Chester University, United States

    Due to the limitations of current course management systems, educators may look to emerging technology such as social media to create rich, collaborative, and innovative learning environments for... More

    pp. 475-476

  15. Scaffolding SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT course with blended learning to improve collaborative task performance – a pilot study

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

    This paper seeks to examine the effectiveness of scaffolding tools in supporting student learning in a systems development course in an online collaborative learning environment. The aim is to... More

    pp. 477-482

  16. Effective Implementation of 3D Virtual Environments to Improve STEM Instruction

    Chris Carnahan, New Jersey City University, United States

    Through the use of immersive 3D worlds teachers can effectively deliver STEM instruction through an engaging process. This presentation will discuss best practices of how teachers can successfully... More

    p. 478

  17. Strengths and Weaknesses of a New Distance Course Design in Vocational Higher Education

    Erman Uzun, Mersin University, Turkey; M. Yasar Ozden, Bahcesehir University, Turkey; Ali Yildirim, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    Vocational education should have a dynamic structure to satisfy the needs of the developing technologies, production methods and business life. Today employees are expected to see not only job... More

    pp. 483-489

  18. Elementary Preservice Teachers' Mathematical Justifications through Online Mentoring Modules

    Jenni Wall, Northwest Missouri State University, United States; Brown Amy, Utah State University, United States; Sarah Selmer, West Virginia University, United States

    Recent mathematics education literature has supported the importance of mathematics problem solving for elementary prospective teachers and for K-8 students. The publication of the Common Core... More

    pp. 490-493

  19. Critical Thinking in Online Discussion

    Yu-mei Wang, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

    This presentation reports a study designed to measure student critical thinking in online discussion. Critical thinking involves higher order cognitive skills such as analysis, synthesis and... More

    p. 494

  20. Perspectives on flexible distance education: Using Adobe Connect in a hybrid virtual/local classroom

    Amber Warren & Kelly Wiechart, Indiana University, United States

    Improvements in technology like web-based video and audio conferencing platforms promise the possibility of interactive classrooms unbound by spatial constraints. Web-conferencing software can also... More

    pp. 495-500