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SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 02, 2009 Volume 2009, Number 1

Editors

Ian Gibson; Roberta Weber; Karen McFerrin; Roger Carlsen; Dee Anna Willis

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 771

  1. Field Experience with a Virtual School’s Teacher: How can it be done?

    Niki Davis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Lily Ki Lo Compton, Iowa State University, United States; Julie Mackey, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Virtual Schooling (VS) for school students using distance technologies has increased rapidly since 2000 with the growth of online learning and virtual schools in more than 44 states in the USA and ... More

    pp. 323-328

  2. Moodle vs. Facebook: Does using Facebook for Discussions in an Online Course Enhance Perceived Social Presence and Student Interaction?

    Michael DeSchryver, Punya Mishra, Matthew Koehleer & Andrea Francis, Michigan State University, United States

    In this study, we investigated the effect of using the social network site Facebook for discussions in an online course. Data were collected from concurrent offerings of an introductory... More

    pp. 329-336

  3. Professional Development for In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers Using E-Learning Modules

    Portia Downey, Northern Illinois University, United States; David Walker, Northern Illinois Unversity, United States; Sharon Smaldino, Northern Illinois University, United States

    Abstract: Using a school-community college-university partnership between an urban public school district, a community college, and a state university, this partnership initiated a professional... More

    pp. 337-339

  4. A Blended Multisite Distance Workshop in Mathematics Using Inquiry, Technology and Collaboration: An Initial Report

    Laurie Dunlap & Antonio Quesada, University of Akron, United States

    A blended distance learning workshop was conducted at The University of Akron for inservice mathematics teachers of grades 8 – 12. Multipoint interactive video conferencing was utilized to... More

    pp. 340-347

  5. Are Students Ready for Online Learning? - Hybrid Course for Education Major Students

    Amy Eguchi, Bloomfield College, United States

    This paper describes a small exploratory action research of the use of a hybrid course with first-year education students at Bloomfield College. The purpose of this exploratory action research is... More

    pp. 348-356

  6. Designing online courses with students’ lives: a preliminary investigation

    Judith Enriquez, University of North Texas, United States

    This paper explores the configurations of online students’ (Net Geners and not) lives in terms of home, work and study as specific domains of their everyday lives. It is interested in mapping out... More

    pp. 357-358

  7. Connecting with Peers: Using an Electronic Discussion Board with Student Teachers

    Karen Everett, West Chester University, United States

    Elementary Education student teachers participated in an online discussion board throughout the course of their student teaching semester. Students were grouped into two different discussion... More

    pp. 359-360

  8. Online Video Assessment of Graduate Internship In Distance Education: An Exploratory Case Study

    Mary E. Ford & Pamela Vesely, Western Carolina University, United States

    This study is an exploration of the issues of the effectiveness of supervision of special education field placements in a distance education program on the graduate level using video recording of... More

    pp. 361-364

  9. Online Courses: An analysis of student satisfaction

    Thomas Franza, David Williams, Elsa-Sofia Morote & Jean Cunningham, Dowling College, United States

    Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine if existing student or instructor technological abilities affect student perceptions of differences in distance and traditional learning... More

    pp. 365-369

  10. Do video vignettes promote better online discussion participation rates and critical thinking?

    Susan Fulgham, West Texas A&M University, United States; Nancy Maushak, Texas Tech, United States

    Previous research on improving online discussion participation rates and critical thinking skills has mainly focused on question types or the instructor’s role as facilitator. Studies have shown... More

    pp. 370-373

  11. The Online Teacher Education Trends: A Research Review Study of Recent Years

    Ali Gök, Mersin University, Turkey; Kürsat Arslan, Erciyes University, Turkey; Fatih Saltan, Mersin University, Turkey

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the associated studies, then to summarize their findings to reach a conclusion about recent situation of online teacher education. 14 of the studies were... More

    pp. 374-380

  12. Content Analysis of Discussions in an Online Classroom Management Course

    Karen Grove & Linda Quinn, University of Nevada Las Vegas, United States; Alexandru Spatariu, Georgetown College, United States

    This study analyzed discussion of 21 teacher candidates in an online course on classroom management to examine development of knowledge and skills in classroom management strategies. Henri's (1992)... More

    pp. 381-385

  13. Using Tablets for Collaborative Problem-Based Learning in a Mathematics Specialist Program

    Gail Hunger, University of Virginia, United States; Charles Hodges, Virginia Tech, United States

    Current options for authoring Internet content containing mathematical expressions are such that online collaboration and synchronous communication in this context is often inhibited. The problem... More

    pp. 386-388

  14. Digital Field Experiences in Teacher Education: Teaching and Supervision in Distance Education

    Andrew Hunt, Cheryl Grable, Karina Clemmons & Alyson Clark, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

    Abstract: This paper seeks to answer: Is there a way to train teachers through online field experiences for the traditional classroom as well as to be effective online teachers? Are distance... More

    pp. 389-391

  15. Professional Development for Information Technology Teachers: A Programming Model

    Sharon Jones & Lisa Markus, North Carolina State University, United States

    One of the most vital components of education is the effectiveness of the classroom teacher; therefore, working towards impacting professional development activities improves learning and... More

    pp. 392-397

  16. Web-based Course Design Preferences of Pre-service Chemistry Teachers with Learning Objects

    Selcuk Karaman & Engin Kursun, Ataturk University, Turkey; Turkan Karakus, Middle east Technical University, Turkey

    Learning objects, which are available in almost every context, are very useful for teachers who have trouble with preparing web-based or computer-based instruction. In this study, pre-service... More

    pp. 398-405

  17. Modeling Gone Virtual: What Teachers ‘See’ is What Students Get

    Kathryn Kennedy & Catherine Cavanaugh, University of Florida, United States

    This paper discusses the results of a qualitative research study that took place in a large virtual school (VS) in the Southeastern United States. The purpose of the research was to explore... More

    pp. 406-413

  18. Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Online Courses: Best Practices Identified and Applied

    MaryAnn Kolloff, Fred Kolloff & Paula Jones, Eastern Kentucky University, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to identify and summarize the best practices associated with designing instruction that helps to build the critical thinking skills for online students. Selected... More

    pp. 414-420

  19. The Technological Landscape

    Kevin Kvalvik, Shadowbox Design, United States; David Lindrum, SOOMO publishing, United States

    Technology is driving change in our culture and in education. Some of this is budget-based as campuses across the country are asking faculty to take on distance courses to increase headcount,... More

    pp. 421-428

  20. Wiki-based Distance Learning: Interpreting Effectiveness Through the Community of Inquiry Framework

    Judy Lambert & Juenethia Fisher, The University of Toledo, United States

    The unlimited potential of wikis – a form of social software that allows users to create and edit web pages – as a medium to deliver distance learning college courses provides a learning... More

    pp. 429-434


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