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Utilizing Web 2.0 Tools to Redesign and Support Communities of Practice in a Distance Education Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 406–411
Distance education continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, with more and more students demanding online courses. Yet, despite the appeal and benefits distance education offers, several challenges such as lack of a community and social...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1206–1208
The assumptions teachers and learners make about education directly inform everyday practices within the classroom. However, recent advances within educational technology, including Web 2.0 tools, have left many assumptions about education...
An Alternative Framework for Course Evaluation & Redesign: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 4380–4381
The pace of technological innovation and the ever-evolving effects of technology on teaching and learning demand that schools and colleges of teacher education continually evaluate and redesign coursework. This study seeks to explore an alternative ...
Forming a Help Yourself Yourself Club: Integrating Web-Based Technology to Teach Development Theories to Empower Early Adolescents
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4574–4579
The challenge of reaching and meeting the learning needs of early adolescents has been a struggle for middle level educators for nearly two decades. Help Yourself, YourSELF! is an inventive collaboration among professors, undergraduates, pre...
Predicting online learning success: Applying the situational theory of publics to the virtual classroom
Computers & Education Vol. 61, No. 1 (February 2013) pp. 176–184
Following the trend of increased interest by students to take online courses and by institutions to offer them, scholars have taken many different approaches to understand what makes one student successful in online learning while another may fail....
Technology Proficiency for Teacher Preparation Faculty and Preservice Students: We’re Off to See the Wizard
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2610–2612
This paper is a report on research development stemming from work with teacher preparation faculty developed during a PT3 project. This paper will introduce surveys based on NETS-T using indicators for faculty and for preservice students. Project...
Establishing a Two-Way Digital Bridge that Increases Partners’ Technology Expertise and Promotes Global Understanding; The EE-PALS Project, Email Exchange – Partners Across Learning Spaces
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2081–2082
The EE-PALS Project seeks to virtually connect teachers and students in Russia with their counterparts in the United States. The purpose is to determine if email exchanges and joint technology projects will enable students and teachers to broaden...
A Generalizable Framework for Multi-Scale Auditing of Digital Learning Provision in Higher Education
Online Learning Vol. 22, No. 2 (2018) pp. 249–270
It is increasingly important that higher education institutions be able to audit and evaluate the scope and efficacy of their digital learning resources across various scales. To date there has been little effort to address this need for a validated,...
North Carolina's Sixth Graders Go to Russia A global Education/curriculum Integration Project that Redefines the Virtual Field Trip and Makes Social Studies Education in a Technology Enabled Environment Meaningful and Exciting
James Clark; Amanda Robertson; Matthew Ross; Candy Beal; Bill Beal; Pru Cuper; Mary Davis; Judy Lambert
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2168–2169
This project traces the three year development of preservice teachers' global technology projects from the after-the-fact journaling accounts of a research trip to Russia to a year long research study about Russia involving hundreds of sixth grade...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1855–1856
For over ten years, graduate students in education have edited and run an online journal exploring the relationships between and among teachers, students, and educational technologies. Inspired by one professor’s vision, this graduate student led...