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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 326–329
This paper provides initial data analysis of an informal adult online community. Group profile indicated a diverse group comprised of people of varying age, English proficiency, occupations, online experience, and pointed to a less Internet-engaged...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1074–1077
This paper reports the design principles, implementation strategies and field evaluation of a multimedia software that promotes students' reflective thinking. The task of the design team was to create software utilizing art objects to supplement...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 885–890
In this presentation, we will share first-hand experiences in maintaining and sustaining an effective Opencourseware (OCW) localization project called Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS). OOPS' uniqueness in the current OCW movement...
Sharing knowledge and building communities: A narrative of the formation, development and sustainability of OOPS
(2006) pp. 1–308
This narrative inquiry (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000) documented the formation, development, and sustainability of an online community called OOPS (Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System) originally formed in February 2004 to translate the MIT...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 998–1004
This paper uses a case study as the backdrop to demonstrate an instructional design model that nurtures and sustains disequilibrium along seven social dimensions in an online community. The theoretical framework is based on both Wenger's Community...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4840–4843
Classroom experiences only account for a small portion of the ways students learn. Time in the library, interacting with professors and peers, and reading textbooks are all important and meaningful learning activities. As technology becomes more...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2388–2395
The focus of Project TECHS is to address the need for technology integration training for inservice teachers in four participating high schools. A mixed method approach is employed to address three research areas: 1) contextual variables that...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2780–2782
This presentation will introduce attendees to an emerging theory of how Authorware works as a critical thinking tool. Here are several objectives of the presentation. 1. Introducing work based on theoretical background. 2. Analyzing 3. Evaluating...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 2391–2394
Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS) is a grass roots effort to localize MIT's OCW for the Great China Region. Since its inception in February 2004, OOPS has made significant progress through a community of volunteers: 370+ volunteers...
An investigation of critical thinking skills in computer- based educational software using content analysis
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 755–756
Computer-based educational software programs are widely used in elementary schools to enhance learning math. Critical thinking skills are important to allow the student to go beyond fundamental concepts and procedures to solve problem in various...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3657–3659
This paper reports the advantages and disadvantages of team teaching in a PT3 grant at University of Houston during its three year history. Team teaching in a technology class enables instructors to meet the needs of students with different level of ...
OOPS, Turning MIT Opencourseware into Chinese: An analysis of a community of practice of global translators
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 8, No. 3 (Dec 05, 2007)
An all-volunteer organization called the Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS), headquartered in Taiwan, was initially designed to translate open source materials from MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) site into Chinese. Given the recent plethora ...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 57, No. 2 (March 2013) pp. 39–45
This qualitative case study examined Twitter use by undergraduate and graduate students in three classes. Previous studies have shown that while some faculty use Twitter, few are incorporating it into classes despite many recommendations for such...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2008–2015
In the rapidly changing context of highly ubiquitous mobile technologies, past assumptions about technology use and adoption within early childhood education are continuously evolving. This case study examines a two-year project on implementing...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 344–351
Discussion forums are the heart of asynchronous online courses; many factors go into their design. After witnessing students delay in making required discussion board posts until just before the deadline, the authors postulated that a two-deadline...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 2855–2862
This literature review and survey research investigated the characteristics of adult users of the online video sharing site YouTube. Survey respondents reported on their ownership of hardware devices, Web 2.0 activities and social network activities,...
The University of Houston iPAQ Project: Exploring Ways to Use Handheld Computers in Teacher Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1490–1495
During the summer of 2002, graduate students in the Instructional Technology Program at the University of Houston began working on an initiative in which they learned the basic operation of an iPAQ handheld computer and developed training resources...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3689–3697
This is the second of a two-part study of the Wikibookian community. Our initial study explored the basic demographics, purpose and goals, ownership, collaborative work experiences, successes and failures, and advantages and disadvantages of...
Understanding Chinese-Speaking Open Courseware Users: A Case Study on User Engagement in an Open Courseware Portal in Taiwan (Opensource Opencourse Prototype System)
Open Learning Vol. 27, No. 2 (2012) pp. 169–182
The open educational resource (OER) movement has reached a critical mass due to recent technology advancements. In Taiwan, to overcome the language barrier, the Opensource Opencourse Prototype System (OOPS) plays a significant role in enabling...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2396–2399
This study examined the changes in preservice teachers' attitudes toward computers and confidence in educational use of computers during throughout a three-course sequence of educational technology. Preliminary results indicated that preservice...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 190–199
This research reports the preliminary findings of a mobile applications (apps) scavenger hunt activity. Thirteen graduate students in a mobile learning seminar class searched for educational mobile apps based on a wish list created by 20 client...
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies Vol. 4, No. 4 (2011) pp. 327–339
This study was conducted to better understand Wikibookian apprenticeship and identity as well as the environment or community they operate in. Our initial study explored the basic demographics, purpose and goals, ownership, collaborative work...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (December 2009) pp. 126–135
Wikis have the potential to change learning environments from traditional knowledge transmission models to knowledge transformative ones where students generate, share, and reshape knowledge. In this three-part study, graduate students created...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2225–2233
Advances in computer technology are changing the face of education. With the growth of online education, each year additional teachers are using some form of media allowing them to communicate with and present content to members of their classes. In ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 370–374
This study is to compare the evaluation of e-learning programs in distance education in different cultural settings. The two compared institutions are University of Houston in the United States and Online Institution at Southwest Normal University...