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

Mar 02, 2009


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

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This conference has 8 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 769

  1. Analyzing ICTs in Education Implementation Programs in Developing Nations: A Logic Model Framework

    Hilary Wilder, William Paterson University, United States; Perien Boer, Teachers College, Columbia University; University of Namibia, Namibia; Ellen Meier, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    The African nation of Namibia has embarked on an aggressive plan to fully integrate information and communication technologies into its education systems as part of its effort to become a knowledge... More

    pp. 742-752

  2. A Tale of Three Cities: Implications for GIS in Educational Research

    Marsha Alibrandi, Fairfield University, United States; Elizabeth Langran, Fiarfield University, United States

    A combination of video, Internet-based digital storytelling and decision-making were designed to integrate primary source interpretation and use by students in telling digital stories. Three... More

    pp. 753-756

  3. An Analytical Tool to Facilitate Instructor’s Self Reflection

    Yu Ara & Kanji Akahori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the possibility to facilitate instructor’s self-reflection with an analytical tool called Automatic Learner’s Posture and Motion Analysis System (ALPMAS).... More

    pp. 757-761

  4. Utilizing Web 2.0 to Provide an International Experience for Pre-service Elementary Education Teachers

    Leigh Ausband, UNC Charlotte, United States; Klaudia Schultheis, Catholic University of Eichstaett, Germany; Iliana Mirtschewa, Sofia University, Bulgaria

    This presentation shares the results of a project completed by pre-service elementary education students in three countries. Students utilized Web 2.0 technologies to design and conduct a study on ... More

    pp. 762-767

  5. The Graduate Research Experience: Successes and Failures

    Frances Bailie, Iona College, United States

    The purpose of this study was to investigate methodologies that can be employed in a research methods course that will help graduate students understand and appreciate the role that research can... More

    pp. 768-773

  6. A Usability Study with Children: Testing OLPC (One Laptop per Child) XO Interface

    Evrim Baran, Iowa State University, United States

    Usability testing is a keystone activity for user-centered design. Although user centered design has been studied and practiced in the literature on adult computer products, the works on addressing... More

    pp. 774-778

  7. Beyond volunteerism and good will: Examining the commitment of school-based teachers to distance education

    Michael Barbour, Wayne State University, Canada; Dennis Mulcahy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Two decades ago Newfoundland and Labrador introduced distance education in the K-12 environment. The program focused upon providing advanced-level courses to rural school students, and worked... More

    pp. 779-784

  8. Challenging Teachers’ Preconceptions, Misconceptions, and Concerns of Virtual Schooling

    Michael Barbour & Kelly Unger, Wayne State University, Canada

    This study examined the perceptions of graduate students in an instructional technology course related to K-12 online learning based upon their completion of the Teacher Education Goes into Virtual... More

    pp. 785-790

  9. Exploring Student Outcomes with Virtual Job-Shadowing in a Charter High School

    James Bartlett, North Carolina State University, United States; Michelle Bartlett, HRD Leader, United States; Peter Young, Career Corner Digital, United States

    This presentation will discuss a project in progress that is examining the use of virtual job shadowing in a charter high school. Specific outcomes of job shadowing will be examined in the... More

    pp. 791-794

  10. Using the Community of Inquiry Model to Evaluate Online Courses in Teacher Education

    Elizabeth Bartruff, Corban College, United States; Scot Headley, George Fox University, United States

    This paper describes the findings of a study which examined the communication of the instructor and students in an online graduate education course at a small Christian college. The Community of... More

    pp. 795-800

  11. Using Distance Education for Cost Effective Delivery

    David Batts, Sandy Friend & Carolyn Dunn, East Carolina University, United States

    This paper discusses the scalability of online classes to handle the increasing growth in online enrollment. Based on a University of North Carolina System General Administration funded pilot... More

    pp. 801-803

  12. Alternative Certification: An Effective Model of Online Supported Teacher Education

    Carolyn Bishop & Christopher Foster, CalStateTEACH, California State University Fullerton, United States

    This presentation addresses questions related to teacher preparation through online supported learning in an alternative certification program, CalStateTEACH. Specifically, this study analyzes and ... More

    pp. 804-818

  13. Building Community through Telecollaboration (BCT) project in Quebec

    Alain Breuleux & Gyeong Mi Heo, McGill University, Canada; Ted Wall, Educational Consultant, Canada; Latoya Morgan & Luis Flores, McGill University, Canada

    The purposes of this paper are to introduce the Building Community through Telecollaboration (BCT) project, a province-wide initiative with educators from English school boards across Quebec. The... More

    pp. 819-824

  14. Hybrid Learning in Teacher Education: Using Ethnography as a Way of Understanding Student Experience

    Josh Brown, Illinois State University, United States

    Research focused on technology use in schools often assumes technology is a “neutral tool” that is measured by student performance. This “neutral tool” assumption has contributed to a lack of in... More

    pp. 825-830

  15. An IRT Analysis of Preservice Teacher Self-efficacy in Technology Integration

    Jeremy Browne, SUNY Brockport, United States

    Abstract: The need for rigorously developed measures of preservice teacher traits regarding technology integration training has been acknowledged (Kay 2006), but such instruments are still... More

    pp. 831-844

  16. Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions and Performance Abilities in Basic Computer Skills Using Selected National Educational Technology Standards

    Malinda Butler & Peter Malik, Alcorn State University, United States

    This study was conducted to determine if statistically significant differences existed between the perception and performance abilities of teacher candidates (n=79) at a southeastern university.... More

    pp. 845-851

  17. Mixed-Methods Evaluation of the IMPACT Model for K-12 Technology Integration

    Kim Cohen, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation - North Carolina State University, United States

    This ongoing research evaluates IMPACT, a media and technology program currently being implemented in 30 public K-12 schools across North Carolina. The major aspects of the IMPACT model include... More

    pp. 852-853

  18. Results from North Carolina’s 1:1 Learning Initiative Pilot: The First Year of Implementation

    Jenifer Corn, William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, United States; Jason Osborne, North Carolina State University, United States; Elizabeth Halstead, William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, United States; Kevin Oliver, Jennifer Tingen & Daniel Stanhope, North Carolina State University, United States

    Abstract: A research institute in North Carolina conducted an evaluation of the first year implementation of the one-to-one (1:1) learning pilot initiative, which involved seven Early College High ... More

    pp. 854-859

  19. Gold Standard Research: Methods for Collecting Field-based Data

    Ann Cunningham, Kristin Bennett & Adam Friedman, Wake Forest University, United States; Melissa Pierson, University of Houston, United States

    There is a present and growing need for Gold Standard research on the effects of educational technology on student performance as expressed in a variety of journals by some of the leading experts... More

    pp. 860-863

  20. Staff Development Workshops: Web 2.0 For Teaching And Learning

    Iain Doherty, Adam Blake & Pauline Cooper, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Our paper presents the foundations and initial findings of a projected three-year research project that commenced in June 2008. The project focuses on the provision of staff development workshops –... More

    pp. 864-871