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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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Number of papers: 702

  1. An Overview of Online Education: Attractiveness, Benefits, Challenges, Concerns and Recommendations

    Daniel Eckstein, Sam Houston St. University,, United States; Beverly Irby, Sam Houston St. University, United States; Chi-Sing Li, sam Houston St. University, United States

    Online education has grown tremendously over the decade. The increased accessibility of the internet and the World Wide Web has created vast opportunities for non-traditional education through this... More

    pp. 302-307

  2. The Interrelationship of Encouragement and Confrontation Skills for On-Line Mentoring

    Daniel Eckstein, Sam Houston St. University, United States; Donna Eckstein, Capella University, United States; Yu-Fen Lin & Chi-Sing Li, Sam Houston St. University, United States

    Empowerment and confrontation are two important skills for mentoring on-line learners .In this paper, each of these skills are defined and illustrated. Specific on-line postings are included.... More

    pp. 308-317

  3. Online Homework Delivery Systems for Calculus

    Kossi Edoh & Guoqing Tang, North Carolina A&T State University, United States

    In this paper we give an overview of three online homework delivery and management systems and show how they support increasing time spent on task by students in calculus; interaction among... More

    pp. 318-322

  4. The Efficacy Of Using A Student-Written E-Text in Teaching

    Donald Egolf & Ellen Cohn, University of Pittsburgh, United States

    Examined in this research was the efficaciousness of using a student-written e-text in teaching a course on small group and team communication. After being given general guidelines the students... More

    pp. 323-329

  5. Teacher Knowledge Myths: An Examination of the Relationship between the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards and Formal Coursework, Grade Point Average and Age of Coursework

    Pamela Esprivalo Harrell, University of North Texas, United States

    This study responds to the need to investigate teacher content knowledge of an alternative type certification program at the University of North Texas. Descriptive data and linear regression were... More

    pp. 330-333

  6. Dialogue about Net Dialogue –Thoughts Linked in Digital Talk

    Eva Faahraeus, Stockholm University/KTH, Sweden; Marianne Doos, Stockholm University, Sweden

    More and more we talk to each other not by spoken words but writing on a computer. We share our thoughts and our knowledge through the internet. When we communicate in order to learn together, to... More

    pp. 334-336

  7. Improving and increasing faculty awareness of emerging technologies and their potential uses at an HBCU

    Pamela Freeman, Wanda Johnson & William Ross, Prairie View A&M University, United States

    Understanding that quality education is a universal goal, it is common to hear arguments that instructional technology will be the key to educational quality as we examine educational reform (Fiske... More

    pp. 337-342

  8. Professional Development for 21st Century Teachers: Digital Just-in-time Support

    Lisa Grable, NC State University, United States; Rebecca Reed, Ahlgren Associates, United States

    This paper is a report on the developing model for professional development using ICT to provide just-in-time support for teachers. The model is being piloted with rural middle school teachers and ... More

    pp. 343-346

  9. Student Perceptions in a Distance Learning Course

    Judith Hansen, Prairie View A&M University, United States

    The purpose of this qualitative study is to gather descriptive data about student perceptions that will be used to inform future distance learning course development and to guide changes to... More

    pp. 347-351

  10. Netiquette for Online Instruction

    Taralynn Hartsell, The University of Southern Mississippi, United States

    Online instruction depends heavily upon student-teacher and student-student contact. Thus, upholding proper netiquette is important. This presentation discusses the different netiquette... More

    pp. 352-355

  11. Initiating the Design of a Quality Online Course with the Help of a Faculty Interview Form

    Deyu Hu & Peter Macedo, Virginia Tech, United States

    Many higher education institutes provide support teams to help faculty design and develop online courses. The support often initiates through a consultation with prospective distance learning... More

    pp. 356-357

  12. Digital Field Experience in Teacher Preparation – Virtually Possible

    Andrew Hunt & Cheryl Grable, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

    : The Arkansas Department of Education's Distance Learning Center provides distance learning instruction in all content areas to meet needs in Arkansas school districts lacking qualified teachers... More

    pp. 358-360

  13. Online Learning and Undergraduate Teacher Preparation: The Attitudes of Principals Toward Hiring Online Graduates

    John Huss, Northern Kentucky University, United States

    This study investigated the attitudes of building principals toward the desirability of online pre-service teacher preparation programs. Two hundred principals in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio... More

    pp. 361-367

  14. The Application of Online Instruction to Achieve Writing Improvement Among High School Students With and Without Disabilities

    Bradley Kaffar, St. Cloud State University, United States; Susan Miller & Susan D'Aniello, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States

    Online instruction is beginning to emerge as a viable model for high school students, but little is known about the effectiveness of online instruction for teaching written expression. The purpose... More

    pp. 368-373

  15. Enhancing Motivation in Distance Education

    Kevin Kalinowski, University of North Texas, United States; Jason Huett, University of West Georgia, United States

    This paper examines data from the Course Interest Survey (CIS), which is based on Keller's ARCS Model of motivation, and measures a student's level of attention, relevance, confidence, and... More

    pp. 374-376

  16. The Efficacy of Teacher Certification Education Online

    Sharon Kayne Chaplock, Heidi Schweizer & Carriane Hayslett, Marquette University, United States

    Research across a number of disciplines supports the contention that instruction delivered online is a viable alternative to on-campus instruction. Research consistently finds distance and on... More

    pp. 377-382

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  17. The Impact of Faculty Training Modules to Enhance Instructional Immediacy in On-line Courses

    Hee-Young Kim Kim, SUNY Cortland, United States

    Although instructional immediacy is known to be important, little research has been done to investigate instructional immediacy in online learning environments. Therefore, this project will explore... More

    pp. 383-388

  18. Maintaining a Teacher Education Course with Asynchronous Online Discussions: an Example from Turkey

    Aslihan Kocaman & M. Yasar Ozden, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    Supporting face-to-face courses by synchronous and asynchronous discussions is known as a new application. The asynchronous communications environments are particular due to they do not require a... More

    pp. 389-392

  19. What is quality? A study of an on-line discussion grading rubric

    Linda Larson, Barbara Lewis, Gayle Pearce & Sharon VanMetre, McNeese State University, United States

    Many online courses use discussion boards to create an environment where the students reflect and actively engage in threaded discussion, read the comments of their peers and converse with other... More

    pp. 393-396

  20. Using Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication to Teach Foreign Students Spoken English: An Exploratory Study

    Cheun Yeong Lee, Ohio University, United States; Sandra Turner, Ohio.University, United States; Wayne Huang & Greg Kessler, Ohio University, United States

    Computer-mediated communication (CMC) has received considerable attention over past twenty years to enhance foreign language teaching and learning. However, few research studies have addressed the ... More

    pp. 397-404