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Northern Kentucky University
Transitioning From Paper-Based to Electronic Teaching Portfolios: Student Perceptions and Recommendations
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 180–182
Abstract: This paper documents a yearlong pilot study, conducted by teacher education faculty to evaluate methods for creating, sustaining, and assessing teaching portfolios. Selected issues with paper-based and software-based programs are compared. ...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 16, No. 1 (2001) pp. 43–45
This article describes a university course designed to introduce preservice teachers to current technologies, help them attain a reasonable skill level using these technologies, develop effective integration strategies, and become critical thinkers...
Microform and Imaging Review Vol. 28, No. 2 (1999) pp. 51–55
When providing access to digital images, there are three elements to consider: structure, location, and appearance. These considerations are illustrated with two examples--a book and a photograph collection. Each of the elements is then described in ...
Transitions: Instructional Technology Acquisition and Adaptation by Pre-Service and Practicing Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1098–1101
Researchers and practitioners agree on the need for quality instructional technology experiences for preservice teacher education students (Wetzel, 1993; Davis, 1993; Smith, Smith, & Boone 2000). If these new teachers are to be effective at using...
Transitions: Instructional Technology Acquisition and Adaptation by Pre-Service and Practicing Teachers
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2213–2216
Researchers and practitioners agree on the need for quality instructional technology experiences for preservice teacher education students (Wetzel, 1993; Davis, 1993; Smith, 1999). Even with increased levels of exposure to technology in teacher...
The effectiveness of traditional@instructional@methods in an online learning@environment (1999) pp. 1–200
For more than a century, the most predominant form of instruction in higher education has been classroom-based and instructor-led. Today, this traditional approach to learning is being challenged by new technologies such as multimedia,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 2332
This presentation will focus on the of one School of Education's effort to sustain technology integration across the preK-12 classroom environment. Having successfully integrated technology across several teacher preparation programs, project...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 2272
This presentation will focus on the sustained integration of a hypermedia-based software application called READ 180. Integrated across Kansas City, KS Middle Schools, Read 180 has had a significant impact of student reading, both general and...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 37, No. 5 (2002) pp. 304–11
This article describes an online resource, TrackStar, that helps organize and annotate Web sites (more specifically, the addresses or URLs to the Web sites) into lessons, presentations, or instructional resources. Each "track" provides a user with a ...
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004) pp. 42–56
To support the integration of technology in the K-12 special and general education classroom, especially for students with disabilities, teachers must be experienced in the application of technology to curriculum. Professional development programs...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1825–1830
Teacher preparation has emerged as a critical factor in the effective use of new technologies in education. Information technology investments may not pay off unless future teachers are given the opportunity to become technology-proficient educators....
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) p. 1764
A few years ago we were asked to make a staff development presentation at a rural school district in Central Illinois. We were asked to focus our presentation on helping teachers to use the Internet as an information-gathering tool for both...
Curriculum and Professional Development for OST Science Education: Lessons Learned from California 4-H
Afterschool Matters Vol. 20 (2014) pp. 21–27
A wide variety of out-of-school time (OST) programs across the U.S. offer science education opportunities that cover many scientific disciplines and use diverse pedagogical practices (National Research Council [NRC], 2009). However, to improve youth&...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1937–1938
TEC-e, or the Technology Enrichment Cohort, is a program that takes full advantage of resources in the School of Education at the University of Kansas. The program is designed to help faculty and staff increase the following: 1) awareness of...
Economics of Education Review Vol. 24, No. 3 (June 2005) pp. 341–354
College-educated women are less than half as likely as men to be employed in science and engineering (S&E); and if they are, earn about 20 percent less. Using data from the 1993 National Survey of College Graduates, we estimate jointly, determinants ...
Increasing Access to Teacher Preparation: The Effectiveness of Traditional Instructional Methods in an Online Learning Environment
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 15, No. 2 (2000) pp. 37–46
This study compared the effectiveness of online instruction and traditional classroom instruction with 58 preservice education students in a course on educational technology integration using three traditional instructional methods: lecture, guided...
Child & Youth Care Forum Vol. 44, No. 1 (February 2015) pp. 79–92
Background: The popularity of communication technologies such as text messaging, e-mail, instant messaging, and social networking sites has grown exponentially, especially among adolescents. At the scale of growth along with the pressures and...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 22, No. 1 (April 2010) pp. 24–37
Web-based collaboration tools and groupware are uniquely qualified to address the emerging business opportunities heretofore hindered by location barriers, constraints of time, and expensive travel costs. Global business enterprises are implementing ...
The Migration toward Ethical Decision Making as a Core Course into the B-School: Instructional Strategies and Approaches for Consideration
Journal of Education for Business Vol. 89, No. 1 (2014) pp. 49–56
Many academicians are asking the following question: "Are we ill-preparing our business students if we fail to offer future business professionals the opportunity to engage in a greater understanding of the ethical decision making process?"...
Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) 1999 (April 1999)
Two operational item pools were used to investigate the performance of stratum computerized adaptive tests (CATs) when items were assigned to strata based on empirical estimates of item difficulty or human judgments of item difficulty. Items from...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 3601–3606
Traditional teacher education programs are limited in their flexibility to offer substantial instruction in special education methodology because of state-mandated program lengths and general education requirements. The result can be a lack of...
Using Assistive Technology Outcomes Research to Inform Policy Related to the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities
Assistive Technology Vol. 20, No. 3 (2008) pp. 139–148
We know that work is recognized as a central component of life for individuals with and without disabilities. It yields many physical and psychological benefits to the individual while simultaneously contributing numerous benefits to society....
Constructing meaning about literacy difficulties: Preservice teachers beginning to think about pedagogy
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 16, No. 5 pp. 593–612
The purpose of this study was to explore the meanings preservice teachers constructed about students with reading difficulties. Qualitative techniques were employed to develop six case studies to understand better how preservice teachers framed...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2996–3001
Authors representing industry, career development, and cognitive science identify and discuss issues driving change in workforce education programs. This paper discusses areas of opportunity for the teacher education community to make significant...
Does Facial Expressivity Count? How Typically Developing Children Respond Initially to Children with Autism
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 18, No. 6 (August 2014) pp. 704–711
Research investigating expressivity in children with autism spectrum disorder has reported flat affect or bizarre facial expressivity within this population; however, the impact expressivity may have on first impression formation has received little ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2148–2154
The PT3 Utah consortium includes Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Westminster College. It provides members with unique advantages: opportunity to be informed of each other's projects to the subsequent benefit of all; to share...
Intersections between the Autism Spectrum and the Internet: Perceived Benefits and Preferred Functions of Computer-Mediated Communication
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Vol. 52, No. 6 (December 2014) pp. 456–469
An online survey compared the perceived benefits and preferred functions of computer-mediated communication of participants with (N = 291) and without ASD (N = 311). Participants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceived benefits of computer...
The Efficacy of Technology Use by People with Intellectual Disability: A Single-Subject Design Meta-Analysis
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 23, No. 3 (2008)
It is generally assumed that when technology is designed with the principles of universal design in mind, people with intellectual disability will also benefit. However, there is no research concerning the degree to which technology use is impacted...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2567–2574
We are exploring new roles for interactive systems in supporting creative processes and aiding in idea formation. combinFormation is an interactive system that uses the information resources of the internet to promote creative thinking. Image and...
Changing College Students' Conceptions of Autism: An Online Training to Increase Knowledge and Decrease Stigma
Kristen Gillespie-Lynch; Patricia J. Brooks; Fumio Someki; Rita Obeid; Christina Shane-Simpson; Steven K. Kapp; Nidal Daou; David Shane Smith
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 45, No. 8 (August 2015) pp. 2553–2566
College students with autism may be negatively impacted by lack of understanding about autism on college campuses. Thus, we developed an online training to improve knowledge and decrease stigma associated with autism among college students....
Australian higher education institutions transforming the future of teaching and learning through 3D virtual worlds
Sue Gregory; Brent Gregory; Matthew Campbell; Helen Farley; Suku Sinnappan; Shannon Kennedy-CLark; David Craven; Deborah Murdoch; Denise Wood; Jenny Grenfell; Angela Thomas; Carol Matthews; Kerrie Smith; Ian Warren; Heinz Dreher; Lindy McKeown; Allan Ellis ; Mathew Hillier; Steven Pace; Andrew Cram; Lyn Hay Charles; Scott Grant; Mark J.W. Lee
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 399–415
What are educators' motivations for using virtual worlds with their students? Are they using them to support the teaching of professions and if this is the case, do they introduce virtual worlds into the curriculum to develop and/or expand students' ...