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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. Geotrekking: Connecting Education to the Real World

    Tim Pelton, Leslee Francis Pelton & Karen Moore, University of Victoria, Canada

    Geotrekking expands upon the educational potential of geocaching by using this enjoyable physical and mental activity to support student mastery of specific curricular objectives and/or to engage... More

    pp. 2082-2088

  2. Building a Virtual “Information and Communications Technology Library” for Educators.

    Ross Perkins, Virginia Tech: School of Education, United States

    The "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Library" is real location in a virtual world. Its purpose is to help meet the needs of educators who are using the multi-user virtual environment... More

    pp. 2089-2090

  3. Concept Maps, Reflexive Practice and Learning Style in Teacher Education

    Martine Peters, Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada; Jacques Chevrier, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada; Raymond Leblanc, Université d'Ottawa, Canada; Gilles Fortin, Université Saint-Paul, Canada

    Our research looked at the development of reflexive practice through the use of concept maps in future language teachers. Our analysis examined the degree of complexity of concept maps created by... More

    pp. 2091-2092

  4. Meaningful Learning with Wikis: Making a Connection

    Yufeng Qian, St. Thomas University, United States

    There is a rapid proliferation of the use of wikis in education in recent years due to its radical simplicity and versatility. As its emergence is a potential powerful tool for enabling new types... More

    pp. 2093-2097

  5. Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) Enabled Dynamic Sites for Learning

    Ray Schroeder & Shari McCurdy, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States

    The advent of dynamically displayed, interactive sites using Ajax technologies has opened new doors to the possibility of engaging students at a distance or outside of class meeting times. Such... More

    pp. 2098-2099

  6. Global Awareness: A 21st Century Learner Approach

    Michael Searson, Kean University, United States

    A ground-breaking approach to global awareness, an iStory Tour provides tour participants access to 21st century learning tools, such as wireless laptops, digital cameras, and voice recorders,... More

    pp. 2100-2101

  7. Double Your Trouble, Double Your Fun!: Multimedia-Assisted Project-Based Learning

    Kay Kyeongju Seo & Debra Pellegrino, Rockhurst University, United States

    In this presentation, we will discuss the effects of multimedia-assisted project-based learning on pre-service teachers' attitudes toward teaching. Participated in this study were 40 pre-service... More

    pp. 2102-2104

  8. Interactive Mobile Learning: Using PDAs for Higher Education in Human-Computer Interaction Study

    Jirarat Sitthiworachart, King Mongkut s Institute of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

    Wireless technology impacts human living, not only in the business environment, but also in the education environment. Mobile devices such as PDAs and mobile phones, can be used to increase... More

    pp. 2105-2110

  9. Setting the Stage to Use Blogging as a Reflective Tool in Teacher Education

    Cheri Toledo, Illinois State University, United States

    Increasing use of content syndication for subscribing to blogs is a starting point for engaging students in the current trends and issues in education. Once students have identified educational... More

    pp. 2111-2113

  10. Desktop Video Conferencing in E-Learning

    Jeremy Tutty & Lisa Dawley, Boise State University, United States

    This study identifies the synchronous and asynchronous pedagogical uses of desktop video conferencing in an online, project-based, graduate program. Benefits, issues, and learner considerations... More

    pp. 2114-2120

  11. E-Tutoring for E-Learning: A Guide for Selecting the Right Tool for the Right Job

    Maria Elena Valdes-Corbeil, Ed.D. & Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D., The University of Texas at Brownsville, United States

    This paper provides educators with a selection and implementation guide for providing academic engagement opportunities for distance education and campus-based students through the use of... More

    pp. 2121-2127

  12. Exploring the Pen Computing Learning Environment: Empower Students to Learn

    Hong Wang, Lawrence Gould, Brenda Hoopingarner, Christa Weigel, Zdeslav Hrepic & Dorothy Fulton, Fort Hays State University, United States

    To meet the needs of the learners on the move, e-learning seems to leave many people in the cold and m-learning becomes more embracing in the new digital age. In order to explore the power of pen... More

    pp. 2128-2133

  13. The Analysis and Design of Educational Recommender Systems

    Pei-Yu Wang, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the design of current educational recommender systems, and examine how they are integrated into learning settings. Five educational recommender systems are... More

    pp. 2134-2140

  14. Increasing Literacy Achievement with Comic Books, Short Stories, Dramas and Plays

    Janel White-Taylor, Arizona State University at East campus, United States; Deborah Toolson, Arizona State University at Polytechnic Campus, United States; Paulette Donnellon, Oki Data Data Solutions, United States; Valeria Phillips, Oki Data Printing Solutions, United States

    ASU is taking literacy to a new level with a partnership with Oki Data Printing Solutions. This paper highlights the overall structure of the program and the baseline data gathered in the initial... More

    pp. 2141-2142

  15. Blended professional development for literacy and numeracy teachers: An initial evaluation of the Learning Connections project

    Herbert Wideman, Ronald Owston, Natalia Sinitskaya, Janet Murphy & Brian McLean, York University, Canada

    The paper presents the major findings and recommendations from a formative evaluation of the first phases of a pilot professional development program, Learning Connections, designed to enhance... More

    pp. 2143-2147

  16. Transforming teacher practice through blended professional development: Lessons learned from three initiatives

    Herbert Wideman & Ronald Owston, York University, Canada; Natalia Sinitskaya, York Unversity, Canada

    The paper presents a comparative analysis of the evaluation findings from three major multi-jurisdictional teacher professional development initiatives that used a blended model for delivery... More

    pp. 2148-2154

  17. Sustainable Teaching through the use of Media Art Technology

    Thomas Winkler, IMIS / University of Luebeck, Germany; Martina Ide-Schoening, Carl-Jacob-Burckhardt-Gymnasium, Germany; Michael Herczeg, IMIS / University of Luebeck, Germany

    In this paper the authors explain, that the way of using digital technology in media art can be productive for teaching by means of digital technology. After a short description of the author's... More

    pp. 2155-2162

  18. Development of Graph Markup Language and Drawing System for WBT Materials

    Takashi Yasui, Graduate School of Informatics,Kansai University, Japan; Michiyuki Hirokane, Faculty of Informatics,Kansai University, Japan

    The expression of many numerical formulas and graphs is necessary to make the mathematics teaching materials. When we make many graphs as the different images, we face some problems that it takes ... More

    pp. 2163-2167

  19. Teaching Future Teachers to Use “Digital Toys” In the Classroom

    Maizatul H.M. Yatim, University of Magdeburg, Germany; Mohamad B. Ibrahim, Sultan Idris University of Education, Malaysia

    This paper discusses the idea of using the new technology and techniques that can be employed by future teachers to capture their student's attention and enthusiasm for educational purposes. It... More

    pp. 2168-2173

  20. Web Design for Mobile Devices

    Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States; Patrivan Yuen, William Carey University, United States

    This presentation will give an overview of the principles of mobile Web design. The presenters will show examples of mobile course sites and provide general design guidelines for developing... More

    pp. 2174-2176