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SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 26, 2007


Roger Carlsen; Karen McFerrin; Jerry Price; Roberta Weber; Dee Anna Willis

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This conference has 4 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 702

  1. Second Life: An Interactive Qualitative Analysis

    Joe Sanchez, University of Texas at Austin, United States

    This paper is an Interactive Qualitative analysis of the user experience in Second Life, an online Metaverse, in an undergraduate literature class. A focus group of eighteen students produced a... More

    pp. 1240-1243

  2. Student Teachers’ Confidence and Competence for Finding Information on the Internet

    Peter Albion, Faculty of Education, USQ, Australia

    There is popular belief that current university students, who belong to the age group labelled as Generation Y or the Millennials, are more skilled than previous generations with computers by... More

    pp. 1244-1249

  3. The ILAS-ED: A Standards-Based Instrument for Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Levels

    Penny Beile, University of Central Florida, United States

    Few constituencies exist where it is more important to produce information literate individuals than teacher candidates, yet rarely is it suggested that practitioners newly entering the field are... More

    pp. 1250-1256

  4. Computer Assisted Debate: A Union of Digital Literacy and Urban Debate

    Dana Bryant, Georgia State University, United States

    This paper describes a pilot ethnography focused on middle school students in the Computer Assisted Debate (CAD) program community within Atlanta Public Schools. The research questions... More

    pp. 1257-1262

  5. Developing Critical Information Literacy in Teacher Candidates

    Catherine Collier, University at Buffalo, United States

    Despite their diverse learning styles and levels of preparation, the students in this qualitative study successfully engaged in a culminating, masters-degree research experience. According to... More

    pp. 1263-1269

  6. Graphic Novels as Visual Human Performance and Training Tools: Towards an Understanding of Information Literacy for Preservice Teachers

    Caroline M. Crawford & Jennifer Thomson, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States

    This discussion focuses upon the development of graphic novels through the implementation of instructional design and communications technological theories and real-world application, towards the... More

    pp. 1270-1275

  7. Drafting the Architecture for a Digital IQ

    Mechelle De Craene & John Cuthell, MirandaNet Academy, United States

    ICT is truly the learner's helm of the 21st Century! Indeed Piaget asserted, "The current state of knowledge is a movement in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past... More

    pp. 1276-1277

  8. Meeting the Challenges of Literacy Instruction for the Information Age

    Karen Ford & Susan Tancock, Ball State University, United States

    This session will focus on high-quality, technology-based literacy activities for students in upper elementary through high school classrooms. Content for the session will include: how the nature... More

    pp. 1278-1279

  9. Information Literacy: The Story of the Northwest Pacific Tree Octopus

    Cynthia Garrety & Denise Schmidt, Iowa State University, United States

    Redesign of a 'required' technology course necessitates research on new issues and technologies that may have emerged over the course of time. One such issue for technology using teachers is the... More

    pp. 1280-1285

  10. Merging Literacies: Faculty-Librarian Collaboration to Foster Information, Visual, and Technology Literacies for Pre-Service Teachers

    Cheryl Goldenstein, Landra Rezabek & Steven Aagard, University of Wyoming, United States

    This presentation and corresponding paper will address successes and challenges associated with two undergraduate courses in the College of Education in which librarians and faculty collaborate to ... More

    pp. 1286-1290

  11. Increase Retention of Slide Show Content

    W. R. (Bill) Klemm, Texas A&M University, United States

    Abstract. Many teachers use computerized ("Power Point") slide shows as a primary lecture tool. The note-like structure and rich visual capabilities encourage teachers to think that such shows are ... More

    pp. 1291-1296

  12. Is Interactivity Important in Information Literacy Tutorial Sites? Comparison Between Highly-Rated and Randomly-Selected Online Tutorials

    HyunSeung Koh & Susan Herring, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, United States

    Online information literacy tutorials are potentially useful tools to facilitate the learning of information literacy skills. Interactivity has been identified as a key element in Web-based... More

    pp. 1297-1302

  13. 21st Century Teachers as Prosumers in a Bi-literate Knowledge-Driven Global Economy

    Kenneth Komoski, EPIE Institute, United States

    Globally, teaching and learning stand to be transformed by (1) access to low-cost digital devices, (2) anytime, anywhere broadband access to what Andrew Carnegie called, "Free to the People,... More

    pp. 1303-1311

  14. Cross-Curricular and Across the World with Google Earth

    Cindy Lane, Lindbergh School District, United States

    Google Earth is an excellent tool for schools to teach all content areas, as well as imbed videos and images from unitedstreaming to further enhance these areas! You can also create cross... More

    p. 1312

  15. Special Education Methods Coursework: Information Literacy for Teachers through the Implementation of Graphic Novels

    Sylvia S. Martin, Monmouth University, United States; Caroline M. Crawford, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States

    Within special education methods courses, the modeling of visual instructional tools, or visual training tools, to create a new presentation of information to provide the learning support necessary... More

    pp. 1313-1318

  16. Promoting Information Literacy for Undergraduate Students

    Rano Marupova & Susan Vega Garcia, Iowa State University, United States

    In the digital era we live in today, students at all levels from K-12 to higher education are exposed to enormous amounts of information in various formats. In today's environment, individuals must... More

    pp. 1319-1325

  17. Defining Media Literacy: From Concept to Standards to Skills

    Karen Richardson, The College of William and Mary, United States

    The emerging field of media literacy is fragmented, including varied definitions, key concepts, and ideas about focus. Content analyses of existing definitions, standards, and skills were used to... More

    pp. 1326-1331

  18. Perceptions and practices of students participating in eCommerce

    Klaus Schmidt, Illinois State University, United States; Maria Canabal, Texas State University, United States

    In order to investigate students and their consumer behaviors and practices, this study was designed to identify the degree of awareness and practices of students as consumers engaged in electronic... More

    pp. 1332-1336

  19. Information Literacy: Creating the Right Plan for the Wrong University Audience

    George Semich, Ed.D. & John Graham, Ed.D., Robert Morris University, United States

    This paper discusses the planning process of the information literacy task force at a small, private university. This task force completed a report that defined information literacy and... More

    pp. 1337-1342

  20. Information Literacy and the Returning Masters Student: Observations from the Library Side

    Anne Switzer & Frank Lepkowski, Oakland University, United States

    Teachers returning for their Master's degrees face significant challenges when they begin to do research. Information literacy skills that they may have possessed on graduation even two or three... More

    pp. 1343-1348