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University of Houston
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 1983–1985
Creating a meaningful technology integration assignment for college students with disproportionate levels of mastery bears its own challenge, as does the diversity of academic disciplines represented among the learners in the classroom. The...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 4495–4498
Abstract: Teacher candidates cringe at the mention of a collaborative activity or project. What could provide the “magic carrot” that makes collaboration in the classroom something candidates seek out rather than avoid? Could social networking...
(2006) pp. 1–146
This study examined factors related to teachers' computer use and attitudes, and their effect on the use of technology. The conceptual model described three categories of items that may contribute to technology adoption and integration: (I) Home...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3816–3821
A number of approaches toward technology integration have been explored in practice, research, and theory. While all address the same topic, and indeed overlap, all are helpful in conceptualizing technology integration, especially when viewed in...
Increasing Teacher Confidence in Teaching and Technology Use through Vicarious Experiences within an Environmental Education Context
Applied Environmental Education and Communication Vol. 15, No. 3 (2016) pp. 199–213
Providing teacher candidates opportunities to engage in experiences modeling effective technology integration could improve confidence/comfort in using technology and support skill development and transfer. A purposeful sample of 424 candidates in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1550–1552
The web adventure series, MEDMYST™ was created using Macromedia FLASH. The web site (http://medmyst.rice.edu) is part of a project funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resource. The focus is on teaching middle...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) p. 1825
How does one design learning resources that will reach large audiences, capture the imagination, and compete with the game environments that are popular among of middle school students? The Reconstructors is a new episodic adventure series,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 2069–2070
This paper describes how technology was central to the process and the outcomes of a middle school history project. The role of technology in the following areas is discussed: teacher instruction; student research; and presentation of student work....
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) p. 1324
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1742–1743
Using laptops with students in the classroom can be a challenge to any professor, but the instructor and her students in this paper turned their initial turmoil with these computers and a new software program into an equalizing learning experience....
Science Scope Vol. 25, No. 3 (2001)
Describes the development and use of a web site designed to engage middle school students in problem-based learning while addressing science education standards related to cell biology, technology, social aspects of science, and the nature and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1766–1767
Introduction The University of Houston PT3 grant, Action Communities for Teaching Excellence, has adopted a multi-faceted approach to address and facilitate preservice technology integration. Following an action research model, the PT3 team has...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1864–1869
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) recommended in June 2000 that all teachers should be familiar with the operation, use, and production of multimedia classroom presentations. In June 2001, the Community College of...
CBE - Life Sciences Education Vol. 5, No. 2 (2006) pp. 137–143
Most of today's students are skilled in instant messaging, Web browsing, online games, and blogs. These have become part of the social landscape and have changed how we learn and where we learn. The question becomes how to harness the attractiveness ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2128–2132
How does one capture best practice from the paradigms of situated learning and anchored instruction and combine that with the powerfully engaging multimedia gaming environments that are popular with adolescents? Is it possible to design a game with...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 708–711
The goal of the "Preparing Tomorrow's Teacher to Use Technology" grant awarded to the University of Houston College of education is to encourage the integration of technology into courses taught by education professors. This modeling of an...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 1761–1765
This paper will describe a PT3 implementation grant that is based on a dual-approach collaborative development model grounded in an action research process. This model provides a concentrated effort on developing personal and professional technology ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 888–891
How does one move from science concepts to final production of an interactive web adventure? What are the processes, the incremental steps, and the challenges involved? How do you test the web adventure's learning outcomes and usability? The answers ...
Providing Mathematics, Science and Technology Educators with an Opportunity to Create Instructional Multimedia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2101–2106
This paper describes a series of two-week summer institutes offered as part of the three-year National Science Foundation funded project, Instructional Multimedia: Curriculum, Professional, and Educational Materials Development for Science,...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 8, No. 4 (2005)
This research explored the diffusion process of distance education in schools of public health to determine best practices in the planning and implementation of future programs. The researcher traced the diffusion process by utilizing a multiple...
The Buzz Continues...The Diffusion of Digital Storytelling across disciplines and colleges at the University of Houston
Anne Rudnicki; Alysa Cozart; Annapurna Ganesh; Carrie Markello; Sabrina Marsh; Sara McNeil; Heidi Mullins; Donna Odle Smith; Bernard Robin
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 717–723
The use of Digital Storytelling as a multimedia tool for teaching and learning has greatly increased over the past year in the College of Education, as well as in other colleges at the University of Houston, K-12 schools, and community organizations....
Creation and initial validation of a 360° Interprofessional Clinic Assessment Tool (IP-CAT) for pre- and post-licensure trainees
C. Scott Smith; Amber Fisher; India King; Donovan Victorine; Adam Brotman; Donna Lowther; Jill Hedt; Deborah Smith; Elena Speroff; Rick Tivis
Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 2018) pp. 92–98
To better understand the effects of interprofessional training on clinical and systems outcomes, there is a need for cross-professional, competency-based assessment instruments that yield scores from which one can make valid inferences. Existing...
Rachel Freeman; Christopher Smith; Jennifer Zarcone; Pat Kimbrough; Marie Tieghi-Benet; Donna Wickham; Matt Reese; Katie Hine; Robert L. Koegel
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions Vol. 7, No. 2 (2005) pp. 109–119
Staff development efforts are being designed to have a greater impact on the systems in which professionals work to increase the likelihood that individual positive behavior support (PBS) plans will be effective. Statewide efforts aimed at embedding ...