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William Paterson University of New Jersey
Global TIME 2012 (Feb 07, 2012) pp. 246–249
Although online asynchronous discussions have been incorporated widely into higher education courses as a means to promote knowledge construction, reflection, and critical thinking, research suggests that such discussions rarely generate meaningful...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1102–1105
This study documents the ways in which online collaboration impacted in-service teachers' pedagogical beliefs during an online teacher education course. The data was drawn from twenty four participants who were enrolled in an educational technology...
Young Children Vol. 65, No. 5 (September 2010) pp. 20–25
Children and their families and teachers use video-sharing websites for new types of learning and information sharing. With the expansion of the World Wide Web, the ability to freely exchange pattern-based information has grown exponentially. As...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 2465–2472
This study examined the benefits and difficulties that graduate student teachers perceived while participating in online collaborative group activities during their first year of a masters program. Overall, it was discovered that the three most...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2364–2367
With the goal of preparing our graduate education students to work effectively with diverse populations, this study explores an online field experience between technology facilitator candidates in the US and K-12 teachers in Namibia. As part of the...
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education Vol. 26, No. 3 (2010) pp. 84–91
In an effort to generate a bottom-up approach for the program-wide implementation of electronic portfolios, this article first reports on the ways in which teacher candidates perceived the benefits and setbacks of this experience, after an initial...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3005–3011
In recent years, the usage of iPads has spread rapidly in the U.S., with the hope of improving student performance and motivation as well as altering learning environments to be more engaging and interactive. However, there is little known in the...
Unveiling the possibility of a bottom-up approach for implementing electronic portfolios in a teacher preparation program
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2–7
Due to the changing nature of technology integration efforts in teacher preparation programs, electronic portfolios are often believed to be an ideal replacement for paper based ones. Yet, this process is not without challenges. More often than not, ...
Supporting the Development of Elementary Students? Creative Writing for Coding in the Scratch Environment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 1578–1585
In order to successfully implement the ?Computer Science for All? initiative, it is critical to provide elementary teachers with high quality and age appropriate curricula that can be easily implemented into elementary school classrooms. This paper...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4764–4767
This pilot study investigates whether a Geographical Information System (GIS) can add value to the teaching of secondary level social studies courses. The study was conducted with three social studies teachers employed at a New York City high school....
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (September 2005) pp. 43–70
A study with students enrolled at an urban technical college compared learning of HTML coding across three Web-based program versions. One group received examples providing factual information about the source code (Facts group). A second group was...
Teacher Perspectives on Online Collaborative Learning: Factors Perceived as Facilitating and Impeding Successful Online Group Work
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2008) pp. 65–83
This study examined the factors perceived by in-service teachers as either facilitating or impeding successful completion of online group work in a virtual graduate school of education program. Based on a quantified qualitative data analysis of open-...
Preparing Elementary Pre-Service Teachers from a Non-Traditional Student Population to Teach with Technology
Computers in the Schools Vol. 28, No. 2 (2011) pp. 170–193
This article documents the development of a two-stage curriculum intended to improve elementary teacher candidates' understanding of technology integration. Most students in the program came from low-income districts and lacked technology experience....
Can hand-held technology make a difference?: The effects of using iPads in an urban elementary school classroom
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1612–1617
The release of Apple’s iPad has been greeted with intense enthusiasm by K-12 school educators and administrators. In recent years, various schools have begun incorporating these devices into their curricula, with the hope of improving student...
Topics: Mobile Learning
The impact of different instructional facilitation approaches on students' participation during an online discussion
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 204–207
Asynchronous discussion is an integral part of both blended and online learning. To effectively accommodate, support, and promote the knowledge production process, instructors should select appropriate learning models and strategies. This study...
Multicultural Education & Technology Journal Vol. 4, No. 1 (2010) pp. 30–42
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore an online field experience between technology facilitator candidates in the USA and K-12 teachers in Namibia, to improve candidates' understanding of diversity and equity issues in the successful...
The effects of different instructor facilitation approaches on students’ interactions during asynchronous online discussions
Computers & Education Vol. 53, No. 3 (November 2009) pp. 749–760
This study compared the impact of three different facilitation approaches on elementary teacher candidates’ interactions in an asynchronous discussion board as well as their satisfaction with an online educational technology course. These...