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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 736–739
This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted on online university students to determine and compare their learning style preferences. The study also collected certain demographic data and reports how online students rated the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1900–1904
The purpose of this paper is to point out the importance of motivation and describe a model that provides a useful framework for both the design and improvement of the motivational quality of Web-based instruction. This paper presents an overview...
Topics: Instructional Design
A Case Study of a Medical Course Utilizing Course Management Software Features to Foster Efficient Communication and Interaction Among Faculty, Course Coordinators, and Students
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1489–1494
This paper will be a report of the findings of a case study researching a medical course to determine student perception of the value of Blackboard and its features. Furthermore, the study outlines and demonstrate how the course not only took...
Learning@style preferences among University@of@Houston online students (2002) pp. 1–129
Distance education is rapidly increasing in universities as an alternative way of delivering courses to students. The University of Houston, like many other universities, is utilizing this form of instruction and offers many courses and complete...
Case Study: Use of Blackboard Wiki in an Online Graduate Course to Foster Transactional Interactions
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1635–1638
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the use of an available feature in Blackboard course management, Wiki, to foster collaboration, communication, and interaction in a graduate level course offered in the summer of 2015 at an accredited...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1138–1143
This paper describes the design and development of a multimedia program that provides instruction in locating, evaluating and citing information in a university library. The paper also discusses the use of interactive multimedia for instruction. The ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1626–1629
Changing mental models from initial and synthetic to scientific requires conceptual change and improved conceptual understanding. Although many studies have examined how classroom instruction affects students’ conceptual understandings, few studies...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2020 (Apr 07, 2020) pp. 1837–1842
Educators are constantly bombarded with a new tool or concept that it is essential to study the pros and cons of each tool before utilizing it in the classroom. Escape rooms are a new concept that is starting to emerge in society and education....
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (2000) p. 975
The purpose of this paper is to describe the design process of a graduate-level software engineering course. This paper describes how analyses and assessments are used to identify the level of faculty involvement, set performance objectives, and...
Integrating Technology and Literacy: Creating an Interactive Storytelling Experience with Augmented Reality
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (Jun 20, 2017) pp. 1286–1291
Creating an interactive storyboard has many educational benefits for students. With advancement in technology, educators now have new emerging tools to use in classroom in order to produce digital interactive books. The purpose of this paper is to...
Topics: New Roles for Teachers/Learners
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 53–58
The University of Houston-Clear Lake has developed a systematic design process to use in facilitating the development of on-line distance education courses. The process incorporates three semesters, and during which, faculty members have the...