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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. Community College Teaching and Learning Online: Technologies to Engage Students

    Pooneh Lari, North Carolina State University, United States

    This paper will explain the research findings from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (ATE) project that offered an online certificate program for teaching community... More

    pp. 435-437

  2. Teacher Candidates’ Learning Experiences in Two Blended Courses: Successes and Challenges

    Qiuyun Lin, SUNY Plattsburgh, United States

    TThe study examines preservice teachers’ learning experience in two blended courses that used Angel LMSTM to supplement face-to-face instruction. Both quantitative and qualitative data were... More

    pp. 438-439

  3. Marriage of Feminist Pedagogy and Online Learning: Teaching Gender and Visual Culture Online

    Lilly Lu, Northern Illinois University, United States; Alice Lai, SUNY-Empire State College, United States

    This paper addresses how the online environment can enhance a feminist approach to gender and visual culture studies. We consider unique features that the online learning environment can offer to... More

    pp. 440-444

  4. Teaching and Learning in 3D Virtual Worlds: Seven Art Teachers’ Adventures in Second Life

    Lilly Lu, Northern Illinois University, United States

    In this study I propose to investigate how 3D virtual worlds can contribute to student art learning through a group of art teachers reflections on their Second Life (SL) learning experiences. ... More

    pp. 445-451

  5. Issues of Flexibility, Choice and Authenticity for Online In-service Teacher Education

    Julie Mackey, Ann McGrath & Niki Davis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Teachers are becoming increasingly aware of opportunities to embrace e-learning technologies in their classrooms and many are engaging in online professional development as a means of experiencing ... More

    pp. 452-456

  6. Online Faculty Burnout: A New Management Dilemma

    Ronald McBride, Fuller Frank, Kim Kioh & Park Sanghoon, Northwestern State University, United States

    Abstract: Online faculty burnout is quickly becoming a concern to college administrators at institutions with large numbers of courses and degrees online. Factors such as teaching loads, research... More

    pp. 457-461

  7. Service learning models for widely-distributed asynchronous classes

    Ron McBride, Northwestern State University, United States

    Service learning has proven a valuable and increasingly popular tool for directing post-secondary students into settings that enable their constructing meaningful experience that offers both a... More

    p. 462

  8. Developing Online Programs Today to Prepare Educators for Tomorrow

    Sarah McPherson, New York Institute of Technology, United States; Randy Hansen, National Louis University, United States

    Two universities describe their strategic planning process to launch online programs for advanced teacher education degrees in instructional technology. The process considered instructional... More

    pp. 463-465

  9. Reconstructing Distance Education Training in the State of Utah: Connecting the Literature on Best Methods to the Development

    George Miller, Utah State Office of Educaiton, United States; David Stokes, Westminster College, SLC, Utah, United States; Lisa Williamson, Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, United States

    What happens when your distance learning training becomes outdated? How do you bring your content and methods current? How do you ensure your practice is solidly connected to theory? In 2007 this ... More

    pp. 466-474

  10. Adoption of Technology: An Examination of Future Behavioral Intentions Towards Distance Education

    James Bartlett, North Carolina State University, United States; Daniel Norris, University of South Carolina, United States

    The study examined demographics and other factors (personal attitudes to technology, performance expectancy, effort expectancy, and external factors (social influence and facilitating conditions)) ... More

    pp. 475-482

  11. Technology Professional Development: Accomplishing More with Less

    Matthew Ohlson, University of Florida, United States; Christopher Hanes, Marion County Public Schools, United States

    When does technology professional development become too burdensome? In other words, as budgets are cut and responsibilities of teacher’s increase, how do schools create technology professional... More

    pp. 483-485

  12. Is the world truly ready for distance education?

    Angie Parker, Northcentral University, United States

    Technology has revolutionized the way education is delivered, especially to the workforce of developed countries. There remains, however, a disparity between developed and under-developed... More

    pp. 486-489

  13. I feel everything was successful about the ROGI, even the glitches

    Teresa Petty & Tina Heafner, UNC Charlotte, United States

    As the online venue for teacher candidates continues to expand, consideration will have to be given to the way these candidates are observed. The Remote Observation of Graduate Interns (ROGI) is... More

    pp. 490-497

  14. Strategies for Successful E-Learning

    Stephen Rodriguez, TAMUCC, United States

    Online learning provides an ever expanding means of delivering instruction to learners who are remote from an actual college campus. In 2005, nearly 32.2 million students took at least one online ... More

    pp. 498-502

  15. Fostering Immediacy in the Online Classroom

    Danny Rose, University of North Texas, United States

    Research has shown immediacy to be an important element in the learning process. With the move to online courses, immediacy is a vital element that can sometimes be overlooked due to perceived... More

    pp. 503-506

  16. Educational Blogging: Going Beyond Reporting, Journaling, and Commenting to Make Connections and Support Critical Thinking

    Regina Royer, Salisbury University, United States

    The use of blogs as an instructional tool is growing. Teachers are using blogs to create class portals and to provide students a space to post comments and reflections online. Some educators... More

    pp. 507-514

  17. Success in online learning and the role of community

    William Sadera, James Robertson, Liyan Song & Nichelle Midon, Towson University, United States

    This research paper presents the findings of a study examining relationships between community and student success in online learning. The study was conducted using a survey of students enrolled... More

    pp. 515-518

  18. Reclaiming lost opportunities: The role of the teacher in online asynchronous collaboration in mathematics teacher education

    Ellen Clay, Drexel University School of Education, United States; Jason Silverman, Drexel University School of Education & The Math Forum @ Drexel, United States

    We discuss our work in an online mathematics course for teachers in which we have two goals: (1) supporting teachers’ mathematical development and (2) using the residue from their mathematical... More

    pp. 519-526

  19. Online Activities for the Adult Learner

    Dawn Smith, Old Dominion University, United States

    Adult students have a unique set of characteristics, needs, and motivations that differentiates them from the traditional student. Therefore, a differentiated set of learning activities must be... More

    pp. 527-530

  20. Utilizing Flash Video and Blackboard for K-12 Technology Faculty Development: A Model Guided by Contemporary Instructional Design

    John Solis, Richland School District Two, United States; Candice Walsh, Longleaf Middle School, United States

    This paper reports on the significant findings of a study conducted in an urban K-12 school district. Correlation and descriptive analysis were used to examine quantitative and qualitative data... More

    pp. 531-536


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