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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. To Teach Online or Not to Teach Online-That is the Question

    Judy Donovan, Indiana University Northwest, United States; Helen Mele Robinson, The College of Staten Island, CUNY, United States

    This research examines the question of why many higher education faculty resist teaching online and/or hybrid courses, in spite of a growing pool of research findings arguing in favor of these... More

    pp. 872-874

  2. Makeshift or Marvellous:Are ICT classrooms fit for learning in the 21st Century?

    Rita Egan, Pat Jefferies & Antony Stockford, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

    Over a 15 year period the British government has committed to investing £45 billion in capital funding and Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits as part of their “Building Schools for the... More

    pp. 875-877

  3. Does the Use of the Interactive Whiteboard Increase Student Engagement?

    Jennifer Elliott, University of Virginia, United States

    This study examined whether or not the use of the interactive whiteboard increased student engagement through the employment of student and teacher surveys, classroom observations and a focus group... More

    pp. 878-879

  4. A Formative Evaluation of a Hybrid Degree Program (Face-To-Face and Asynchronous Online) Designed to Train Teachers in the Use of Data to Inform Their Practices

    Shawn Fitzgerald, Kent State University, United States

    The purpose of this presentation will be to discuss the results from a formative evaluation of a hybrid masters degree program (face-to-face and asynchronous online) designed to train teachers in... More

    p. 880

  5. Who Knew? A Descriptive Study of the Online Activities of Preservice Teachers

    Joseph Freidhoff, Michigan State University, United States

    The portrayal of youth in research and in the media has cast the students now entering teacher preparation programs as heavy users of technology. Such generational labeling of preservice teachers... More

    pp. 881-884

  6. Authoring Tools and the Impact on WebQuest Quality

    Penny Garcia, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, United States

    Teachers have often reported that the effort required to make a WebQuest live on the web detracted from their ability to use the pedagogical tool. To ameliorate that problem successive technology ... More

    pp. 885-886

  7. Is it cheating? Students' views of acceptable methods of information gathering in the classroom versus video game environments

    Karla Hamlen, Cleveland State University, United States

    Cheating in the academic environment continues to increase over time. Meanwhile, students are playing video games at increasing levels. There seems to be a disparity between the ethics of... More

    pp. 895-897

  8. Evaluation of A MALL system integrating instant translation and shared annotation for ESL reading on PDA

    Ching-Kun Hsu, Yu-Ying He & Chih-Kai Chang, Department of Information and Learning Technology at National University of Tainan, Taiwan

    The extensive reading course is one of the best ways for ESL learners to improve their reading ability by large quantities of texts. However, the shortage of the vocabulary makes the extensive... More

    pp. 898-904

  9. The Effectiveness of a Spatial Assistive Technology Training Tool for Children with ADHD

    Helen Kang, James Mohler & Sydney Zentall, Purdue University, United States

    The authors hypothesized that the use of computer generated training as a method of assistive technology to enhance spatial ability is beneficial for students with ADHD and their resulting... More

    pp. 905-909

  10. Research of Children and Parents Concerning Internet Use: A Japan-U.S. Comparison

    Hiroko Kanoh, Yamagata University,Networking and Computing Service Center, Japan

    This research shows the result about hours and activities of children’s internet use and risks of internet usage and parental monitoring of children’s online access. The results, about risks of... More

    pp. 910-916

  11. An Evaluation of Web 2.0 Pedagogy: Student-authored Wikibook vs Traditional Textbook

    Jennifer Kidd, Old Dominion University, United States; Patrick O'Shea, Harvard, United States; Jamie Kaufman, Peter Baker, Tiffany Hall & Dwight Allen, Old Dominion University, United States

    Rather than using a traditional text, students in an educational foundations course write their own text using Wikibooks. The notion of student-generated textbooks calls into question many issues... More

    pp. 917-919

  12. Wikitextbooks: Pedagogical Tool for Student Empowerment

    Jennifer Kidd, Peter Baker, Jamie Kaufman & Tiffany Hall, Old Dominion University, United States; Patrick O'Shea, Harvard, United States; Dwight Allen, Old Dominion University, United States

    Instructors chose course textbooks while publishers largely control textbook content and the often exorbitant prices paid for these texts. Students, meanwhile, have little say in this process.... More

    pp. 920-922

  13. Preservice Teachers’ Progress on Their Intent to Use Computer-based Technology

    Kioh Kim, Sanghoon Park, Ron McBride & Karen McFerrin, Northwestern State University, United States

    A research survey “Intent to Use Computer-based Technology” was conducted three times for five years in the computer technology integration class for teacher education students at a major... More

    pp. 923-931

  14. An Investigation of Class Satisfaction in Information Technology Education: A Comparative Study of Students’ Performance Levels at a Japanese University

    Takeshi Kitazawa, Masahiro Nagai & Jun Ueno, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

    This paper investigates the factors related to students’ class satisfaction in an information technology course at a Japanese university. Accordingly, 182 university students were administered a... More

    pp. 932-937

  15. Preservice Educator Learning in a Simulated Teaching Environment

    Gerald Knezek & Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States

    Assessment of learning within a simulated teaching environment is addressed within the context of a federally funded project to improve the maturity and retention of preservice teachers. Analysis... More

    pp. 938-946

  16. Learning to Teach and Teaching Online: Faculty-Faculty Interactions in Online Environments

    Lydia Kyei-Blankson, Illinois State University, United States

    Past research has shown that peer support helps improve several areas of faculty activities such as research, teaching, and technology competencies. Using a mixed method design, this research study... More

    pp. 947-952

  17. Evolution of a ten-year old full-fledged secondary school one-to-one laptop program

    Therese Laferriere, Laval University, Canada; Mélanie Tremblay, Université du Québec à Rimouski (Lévis), Canada

    This school-based case study investigates the problem of achieving wide-spread and effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in a classroom-based learning environment part ... More

    pp. 953-960

  18. Teacher Education Program Innovation based on Pre-service Teachers Disposition Analysis

    HeeKap Lee & Cindy Harvel, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, United States

    Education programs need a model for measuring an educator’s personal disposition, a model with a set of values and commitments. Disposition means values or commitments that are displayed in a... More

    pp. 961-973

  19. Does media-multitasking interfere with learning?

    Jennifer Lee, Lin Lin & Tip Robertson, University of North Texas, United States

    In the age of technology, multitasking has become a rite of passage for the media warriors in all of us. Media warriors come in all shapes and sizes surrounded by gadgets and gigabytes that promise... More

    pp. 974-978

  20. Teachers’ Intentions toward Technology Usage: Do Different Uses Lead to Different Determinants?

    Jung Lee & Frank Cerreto, Richard Stockton College of NJ, United States; Jihyun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea (South)

    Previous studies of teachers’ intentions to use technology using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) resulted in contradictory findings, possibly due to the use of insufficiently specific... More

    pp. 979-986