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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 424–431
This paper will report on the development of an instructional technology program offered through a three dimensional Internet-delivered environment in which students have a sense of presence. That is, they enter an area that contains recognizable...
Topics: Physical Environments
Computing Teacher Vol. 13, No. 6 (1986) pp. 62–64
Describes a student magazine publishing project in which the participating junior high school students accessed the information utility, CompuServe, to gather current and accurate background information for their magazine articles. Student use of...
T.H.E. Journal Vol. 25, No. 5 (1997) pp. 47–50
Reports on a four-year-old partnership between Appalachian State University (North Carolina), local school districts and telecommunications companies. Covers how the program has changed technically, and how its incorporated learning activities have...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2166–2170
The Instructional Technology program at Appalachian State University has moved significant components of the program into a three-dimensional multi-user virtual environment, named AppEdTech. Our use of virtual worlds is an attempt to develop...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2114–2118
The instructional technology faculty at Appalachian State University has developed its graduate program courses within a 3D world. Based upon an Active World server and a social constructivist philosophy, each course is designed to take place in...
Learning in the Zone: A Social Constructivist Framework for Distance Education in a 3-Dimensional Virtual World
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 14, No. 3 (December 2006) pp. 219–232
Web-based technologies are the medium of choice for most universities as they move their offerings off campus and online. As we continue to move our own programs online we are challenged to consider what elements of our traditional experiences to...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1191–1193
This paper is a preliminary report on a study of the use of a 3D virtual world designed to present a sequence independent distance learning environment. Students taking a class about the integration of computer technology into instruction were...
Learning in the Zone: A social constructivist framework for distance education in a 3D virtual world
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 268–275
Web-based technologies are the medium of choice for most universities as they move their offerings off-campus and online. As we move our own courses online, we are challenged to consider what elements of our traditional experiences to preserve...
Topics: Virtual Environments
Learning Lockdown: The Disconnect Between Preservice Preparation and Permissible Technology Practice in Schools
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1108–1112
The authors surveyed technology directors in 7 local school districts to understand the impact of computer security policies on the integration of computer technologies into classroom learning environments. The data suggest that well-intentioned...
Themes in Science and Technology Education Vol. 2, No. 1 (2009) pp. 91–106
Participation in learning communities, and the construction of knowledge in communities ofpractice, are important considerations in the use of 3D immersive worlds. This article describesthe creation of this type of learning environment in AETZone,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2922–2929
The use of 3D virtual environments is an area of growing interest and importance for higher education. At Appalachian State University, the principles of social constructivism inform our thinking as we construct teaching and learning environments....
Richard Riedl; Mary Timothy; Susan Dean; Sara Olin Zimmerman; Laurie Palmer; Stephen Brooks; Helen P. Hall
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1821–1826
This study was designed to determine the effects of online mentoring on the professional growth and development of preservice teachers and their mentors. These web and email based interactions provided assistance and support to the preservice ...
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 20, No. 1 (2008) pp. 59–69
As the use of 3D immersive virtual worlds in higher education expands, it is important to examine which pedagogical approaches are most likely to bring about success. AET Zone, a 3D immersive virtual world in use for more than seven years, is one...
Connie Ulmer; Muffoletto Roberto; Angel Roma; Bronack Stephen; Linda Pacifici; Moorman Gary; Julie Horton; Bill Barber; Heather Clark; Richard Riedl
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2787–2789
As educators we promote and encourage teachers to include technology in their classrooms because they are preparing the children of our country's future know as the information age. Technology has changed the literacy in America and many believe...
John Tashner; Nancy Mamlin; Sara Zimmerman; Pat McCarthy; John Spagnolo; Richard Riedl; Connie Ulmer; Gary Moorman; Bill Barber; Cheryl Knight; Linda Pacifici
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 696–700
Statement of Purpose Recent national reports and research (CEO Forum Report, 2000; Uttendorfer, 2001; Carbonaro, Snart &Goodale, 2001) note that while computer technology is in place in higher education settings, the integration of technology into...