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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. Bootcamp – Funcamp: an evaluation of intensive, 3-day, on-line courses for school students, leading to the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

    John Chatterton & Alison Hramiak, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom is the working name of a major e-learning project set in one of the most economically deprived areas of England. UK Government and European funds have been made available to increase the... More

    pp. 1780-1787

  2. World Ecitizens: Sharing Cultural Diversity

    John Cuthell, MirandaNet, United Kingdom

    World Ecitizens provides a place where young people from diverse cultures and nationalities can work together and display their shared solutions to global challenges. The website provides a virtual... More

    pp. 1788-1792

  3. Technology as a Way to Bridge the Americas

    Jerrie Jackson & Suzanne Mudge, Our Lady of the Lake University, United States

    Faculty members from the Education Department at Our Lady of the Lake University participated in a faculty immersion experience in order to learn and appreciate the language, culture and... More

    pp. 1793-1795

  4. Teacher Preparation in Post-Conflict Recovery Settings: Role of E-learning

    Leah Keino & Niki Davis, Iowa State University, United States; Roger Austin, University of Ulster, United Kingdom

    The right to information mediated through technology was highlighted by the World Summit on the Information Society and the resulting October 2006 consultation on e-learning hosted by UNESCO, which... More

    pp. 1796-1799

  5. Learner Perceptions of Interaction in the Global Media Network

    Chia-Kun Lee, Jon Clausen & Wei Ma, Department of Educatinal Studies, Ball State University, United States

    Interaction has critical impacts on the effectiveness of distance learning. To understand interaction based on learners' perceptions can assist learner-oriented learning, as well as enhance the... More

    pp. 1800-1806

  6. A Model for Service-Learning for Technology Integration: Implications for Schools and Colleges of Education

    Michael Orey, Daisyane Barreto, Pouria Almassi & Tel Amiel, University of Georgia, United States; Gustavo Morceli, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho” (UNESP), Brazil; Daniela Melaré, Universidade de Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil

    This paper presents a model for fostering service projects between undergraduate students and k-12 teachers. The model was derived from a case study conducted in Brazil as part of a larger... More

    pp. 1807-1812

  7. Changing Perspectives: Reflections on Four Years of International-Service Learning in US and Brazil

    Mike Orey, University of Georgia, United States; José Aires de Castro Filho, Universidade Federal do Ceará, United States; Tel Amiel & Jo McClendon, University of Georgia, United States

    This paper discusses a four-year collaborative project between Brazil and the United States. Over thirty undergraduate students were exchanged between four institutions to participate in service... More

    pp. 1813-1815

  8. The Use of E-Learning for Teacher Development: Global Perspectives on Trends, Issues and Challenges

    Paul Resta, The University of Texas at Austin, United States; Mariana Patru, United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization, France; Therese Laferriere, Laval University, Canada; Niki Davis, Iowa State University, United States

    The panel session will focus on key topics and issues related to the use of e-Learning for teacher development. The international group of panelists includes chapter authors of a new book... More

    pp. 1816-1818

  9. Instructional Technology Barriers and Computer Self-Efficacy of University Faculty in Lebanon

    Hanadi Saleh, Nova Southeastern University, United States

    Abstract: Faculty use of technology is a critical issue in higher education, as administrators and department chairs are requiring the use of technology, students are expecting instruction... More

    pp. 1819-1823

  10. 21st Century Learning: Perspectives from China

    Michael Searson, Kean University, United States; Zhou Chengfeng, Chinese Education Resources, China; Maofa Huang, Wenzhou Middle School, China

    Does 21st learning exist across the globe or is it primarily a western-based paradigm, with a disproportionate focus on information technologies? Do all cultures view "21st century learners" as a... More

    pp. 1824-1825

  11. New Teachers, New Technology: A Comparison of Instructional Technology between South Korea and the United States

    Kay Kyeongju Seo, Rockhurst University, United States; Cynthia Schmidt, University of Missouri-Kansas City, United States; Patience Sowa, Rockhurst University, United States

    The purpose of this study was to explore how pre-service teachers in South Korea and the United States perceived the current status of educational technology in local schools in their respective... More

    pp. 1826-1829

  12. Designing Web-based Digital Video Books for Bilingual Teachers and Students

    Irene Linlin Chen, Maria Bhattacharjee & Susan Paige, University of Houston Downtown, United States

    The purpose of this presentation/paper is to describe a project that developed a Web-based video system of children's literature in Spanish and English. This project was needed to support the... More

    pp. 1830-1833

  13. e-Literacy and Literacy: Using iPods in the ESL Classroom

    Dorothy Craig, Middle Tennessee State University, United States; Johnna Paraiso, Rutherford County Schools, United States

    ABSTRACT: This project consisted of four action research studies focusing on using Apple iPods with English language learners in order to promote writing, reading, and listening skills. The action... More

    pp. 1834-1841

  14. The Use of Free Translation Tools in the Biology Classroom

    Brian Giza, University of Texas at El Paso, United States; Erin McCann, El Paso Community College, United States

    Reports on an ongoing study of the use of free online translation software to support science students in college biology courses. Free translation tools are easily accessible via the Internet, and... More

    pp. 1842-1847

  15. Latinas y Tecnologia

    Merryellen Towey Schulz, College of Saint Mary, United States

    This paper presents the history, goals and outcomes of a Latina Summer Academy conducted by College of Saint Mary each June for the past five years. The initial focus of the academy was to engage ... More

    pp. 1848-1852

  16. Can Career Technical Education Prepare student for the Job Market in the 21st Century and Reduce the Drop out Rate?

    Cynthia Berkins, PVAMU/Blinn colege, United States

    This purpose of this study was to survey secondary schools to examine how they calculated dropout rates, risk factors associated with students who dropout of school, and prevention stratigies used... More

    pp. 1853-1857

  17. Incorporating Technology in Professional Development Programs for Teachers

    Chelsea Ferguson, Jared Keengwe & Stefanie Eggleton, Muskingum College, United States

    Many teachers lack the technology skills to weave new ways of learning and teaching into the fabric of their daily pedagogical practices. Given the net generation students on our campuses, it is... More

    pp. 1858-1860

  18. Systems Oriented Leadership: Views from the Principal, First Grade Teacher, and Instructional Technology Specialist

    Elizabeth Haslam, Drexel University, United States; Megan Fritz, Penn State, Great Valley Campus, United States; Kristen Kozloski, Perkiomen Valley School District, United States

    This panel presentation focuses on systems-oriented leadership from 3 different views: the principal, classroom teacher and instructional technology specialist. Each panelist describes how a... More

    pp. 1861-1862

  19. Design of Academic Performance Support Systems

    Robert Isaacson, San Jose State University, United States; Brian Newberry, California State University, San Benardino, United States

    This paper explores the design requirements for creation of Academic Performance Support Systems (APSS) that use information technology to support learning communities. It outlines an incremental... More

    pp. 1863-1870

  20. Teachers, Technology and State Education Policies: Leveraging Change

    Ellen Meier, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States; Joseph Bowman, University of New York, Albany, United States

    The purpose of this study is to document the second year of a unique, participatory process New York is using to inform the evolution of its state technology policy for teachers and teacher... More

    pp. 1871-1873