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University of Florida
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1836–1841
As the number of online distance education courses continue to proliferate throughout the United States, a growing percentage of teachers are facing the challenge of creating online versions of their traditional, face-to-face courses while still...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 2 (June 2007) pp. 59–74
The pervasive nature of the Internet, both in society and in America's schools, leads teacher educators to wonder how this dynamic tool is being utilized in the classroom and, especially, if it is benefiting students' understanding. This study...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct 06, 2005) pp. 357–366
For over a decade, the authors have been involved in a design theory experiment providing software for high school students preparing for the descriptive question on the Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry Exam. Since 1997, the software has been...
Topics: testing, Distance Education, Cognition, k-12, education, research, web-based learning, Assessment, on-line, online education, Internet, Science, Science, problem solving, eLearning, Science Education, online teaching, Teaching Methods, intelligent tutoring systems, Learning Management Systems, Research Methods
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 1195–1199
In this paper we detail the 5-Featured Dynamic Inquiry Enterprise (5-DIE), a framework for enacting cyberlearning and describe a program of design-based research intent on enacting this innovation in the complex and constrained reality of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 1883–1888
The pervasive nature of the Internet, both in society as well as America's schools, leads teacher educators to wonder how this dynamic tool is being utilized in the classroom, especially if it is benefiting students' understanding. This study...
The Impact of a State-Funded Online Remediation Site on Performance Related to High School Mathematics Proficiency
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 5–17
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) effectively shifted the K-12 educational paradigm to a system that places a high premium on performance and accountability. The impact of the NCLB legislation and the adoption of the Nevada High School...
Topics: Students, Adolescents, Tutoring, Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, eLearning, Assessment, Cognition, Computers, Multimedia, Internet, Evaluation, Software, Educational Technology, Mathematics, Achievement
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 71–88
With the increasing popularity and accessibility of the Internet and Internet-based technologies, along with the need for a diverse group of students to have alternative means to complete their education, there is a major push for K-12 schools to...
The effects of feedback protocol on self-regulated learning in a web-based worked example learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 4 pp. 1470–1482
The current research investigated the effects of differing feedback protocols in a Web-based worked example learning environment to determine if changes would occur over time in goal orientation, self-regulation, self-efficacy or achievement....
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 41, No. 4 (2009) pp. 363–391
Due to the current proliferation of virtual schools, a growing number of teachers are facing the challenge of teaching online. This study examines the demographic nature and experiences of K-12 online teachers. Findings show that online teachers are ...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 849–858
Designing for social learning implies understanding the perspective, interests and needs of intended participants. Our goal is to design an online environment that supports a community of practice for paleontology that includes amateurs and...
Analysis of learning at an @?Advanced@Placement @?descriptive chemistry web@site (2000) pp. 1–157
A Web site dedicated to the descriptive portion of the Advanced Placement chemistry examination was provided for high school students. This Web site provided repeatable testing with feedback in the form of quizzes produced and graded in less than...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 18, No. 1 (January 2019) pp. 31–52
Both social media and informal learning spaces have the potential to foment knowledge-building. This article aims to bridge theory and practice with an analysis of the social media practices across informal science learning centers through the lens...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 157–173
Inquiry-based instruction has become a hallmark of science education and increasingly of integrated content areas, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Because inquiry-based instruction very clearly contains...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 23, No. 2 (2004) pp. 151–167
Theory suggests that studying worked examples and engaging in self-explanation will improve learning and problem solving. A growing body of evidence supports the use of web-based assessments for improving undergraduate performance in traditional...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 2535–2540
The new wave of Web 3.0 is emerging to include structured data, semantic annotation, reasoning, knowledge processing, and along with it, the ability to not only read/write information on the Web (Web 2.0), but to layer it with logical reasoning and ...
The Impact of U.S. National and State Level Policy on the Nature and Scope of K-12 Virtual Schooling
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 2185–2193
During the past five years, virtual schools in the United States have gained popularity and acceptance as viable alternatives to the traditional school system through provisions for charter schools under Title V, Part B, Subpart 1 of the Elementary...
Journal of Online Learning Research Vol. 1, No. 2 (August 2015) pp. 219–239
This study investigated the ways in which four K-12 teachers, following professional development in blended learning, designed the online portion of their blended learning courses and how these online components were ultimately enacted with students....
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3867–3874
This paper explores inquiry-based learning as an instructional approach for students to learn mashup. Mashup involves incorporating two or more Web-based applications or data sets to compose new complex ones using visual programming tools. Even...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 21, No. 2 (2002) pp. 183–201
Since 1997, the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) has been used to enhance the performance of students on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam by providing a web site dedicated to the descriptive portion of the exam. This web site provides repeatable testing...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 9, No. 3 (2000) pp. 207–11
Indicates the importance of journaling for student teachers to reflect upon the nature of the teaching experience and the increasing of student and supervising teacher communication by e-mail. Describes flexible strategies using a personal digital...
The impact of web-based worked examples and self-explanation on performance, problem solving, and self-efficacy
Computers & Education Vol. 49, No. 3 (November 2007) pp. 809–821
Studying worked examples and engaging in self-explanation are well-supported strategies for developing self-regulated learning and improving student performance. Our efforts involve a design theory approach to creating a Web-based learning tool that ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 954–962
The purpose of this study was to test the usability of a new citizen science mobile App, specifically for paleontology. The App, which was collaboratively designed and developed based upon extensive work understanding the needs and practice of a...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 10, No. 4 (2001) pp. 283–85
Introduces a web site designed to teach descriptive chemistry through testing. (YDS)
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2018 (Oct 15, 2018) pp. 310–316
Virtual laboratories could potentially provide anywhere, anytime laboratory experience to STEM undergraduate students. However, little research has been done to explore the instructor's use and perception of virtual laboratories. This study used...
Topics: faculty development
International Journal on E-Learning
Much has been written about modified traditional techniques for an online environment. Little research has been reported concerning the development of unique assessment strategies for online students, however. Especially with regards to the role of...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2018 (Oct 15, 2018) pp. 121–128
The purpose of this study is to share the development of a new analytical tool, the Paleontological Identity Taxonomy (PIT), for characterizing members of a science community of practice that is sensitive to and descriptive of individual differences,...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 33, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 49–72
This paper describes a design study of a cyberlearning instructional unit about climate change created with a new inquiry-based design framework, the 5-featured Dynamic Inquiry Enterprise (5-DIE). The 5-DIE framework was created to address the need...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 3, No. 2 (2004) pp. 28–31
Much has been written about modified traditional techniques for an online environment. However, little research has been reported concerning the development of unique assessment strategies for online students; especially with regards to the role of...
Research in Science Education Vol. 43, No. 3 (June 2013) pp. 1029–1050
Teaching science to secondary students in an online environment is a growing international trend. Despite this trend, reports of empirical studies of this phenomenon are noticeably missing. With a survey concerning the nature of laboratory...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2326–2329
Virtual labs hold promise to provide this engagement while promoting skills for the 21st century workplace. The role of the instructor and more specifically the Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) is still a topic that is not well understood. This...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 305–311
In this paper we describe a design framework for an online social learning space for a community of practice involving amateur and professional paleontologists. This space will support a shared practice related to the domain of knowledge that we...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 385–403
The goal of this study was to understand the roles of goal orientation and self-efficacy when learning from worked examples. A Web-based learning environment, used as a component of a traditional undergraduate chemistry course, served as the context ...
Seeking Shared Practice: A Juxtaposition of the Attributes and Activities of Organized Fossil Groups with Those of Professional Paleontology
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 25, No. 5 (2016) pp. 731–746
This study sought to define the attributes and practices of organized fossil groups (e.g., clubs, paleontological societies) as amateur paleontologists, as well as those of professional paleontologists, and explore the potential for these two groups ...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 13, No. 3 (September 2004) pp. 325–331
This paper describes a unique collaboration between the College of Education (COE) and the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (CAEO) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Here we describe our efforts to improve student science performance...