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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 575–589
Within the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Calgary, two teacher educators collaborated in facilitating an inquiry-based project with a group of preservice teachers in examining real-world issues related to English as Second Language...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1417–1424
What happens when an inquiry-based teacher education program encounters a province-mandated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum? This paper reports on the second year of technology integration efforts in an inquiry-based...
Enabling Teacher-Led Innovation and Research: A Conceptual Design of an Inquiry Framework for ICT-Enhanced Teacher Innovation
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3484–3493
Teachers’ deliberative inquiry into their own practices and continuous knowledge-building are essential contributors to the sustainable high-quality Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in everyday teaching and learning. This...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 120–132
Beginning teachers face enormous challenges in their first year of teaching. High attrition rates of teachers within the first five years attest to the difficulties inherent in commencing professional life as a teacher. This paper describes the...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 461–477
This article reports on the analysis of online discussions among graduate students studying the theoretical and philosophical foundations of educational technology, with the aim of understanding the process of learning through discourse in these...
Technologies that Assist in Online Group Work: A Comparison of Synchronous and Asynchronous Computer Mediated Communication Technologies on Students’ Learning and Community
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 24, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 263–279
While the benefits of online group work completed using asynchronous CMC technology is documented, researchers have identified a number of challenges that result in ineffective and unsuccessful online group work. Fewer channels of communication and...
Transforming school into a professional learning community via information technology: Patterns of change in a school and among its teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1463–1470
This paper reports on an exploratory, longitudinal, case-study that describes, analyzes and interprets the change processes occurring in a high school which aimed at integrating ICT into its curricula, and determines the facilitating factors and the ...
Developing an Online Learning Community: A Framework for Identifying the Connections between Formal and Informal Participatory Activities
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 374–376
As higher education institutions continue to compete for more students with less time, space, faculty and resources, the planning and creativity to develop an online course is something that instructors must face when utilizing both a formal and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 845–850
Alberta recently mandated an ICT Program of Studies that requires the infusion of digital technologies into core curricula and across all grades. Effective implementation of ICT demands that all teachers create inquiry-based, technology enabled...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (2004) pp. 323–344
This paper examines three questions regarding the use of computer technologies and education. The first question addresses the effects of computer technologies on student achievement, the second regards the effects of computer technologies on school ...
Innovative uses of IT applications in STEM classrooms: A preliminary review of ITEST teacher professional development
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 203–230
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program provides a unique opportunity to assess a broad spectrum of professional development projects that share key characteristics but were...
How Do I Support Practitioner-Researchers through Online dialogue: Creating a ‘Pedagogy of the Unique’ within a ‘Web of Betweenness’
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2212–2217
The focus of this paper is on the growth of my educational knowledge as higher education educator as I develop my 'pedagogy of the unique' and co-create a curriculum in cooperation with participants on an MSc in ICT in Education and Training at...
CRACTIC: Lessons learned from the implementation of a socioconstructivist approach in a multiple classrooms collaborative project using the Web
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1962–1963
Fostering socio-constructivist practices with ICT in K-12 classroom activities is complex and requires numerous conditions to be met. In order to study these conditions and to develop a model of practices that take teachers' concerns and classroom...
Pedagogical Ethnotechnography: A Study of the impact of Information Technology as a pedagogical tool on the attitudes of Preservice Social Studies Middle School Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2172–2173
In February 2000, the United States Department of Education realizing that there was a critical need to integrate technology in teacher education programs and teaching, issued this challenge to all higher educational institutions to integrate...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 627–631
Digital media and technologies are advanced rapidly and influencing science communication processes. For science communication media production, there are confrontations between science and communication, and professional production and citizen...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 1646
The Modeling Instruction with Modern Information and Communications: the MIMIC Project, a U.S. Department of Education Implementation Grant, was designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. One of the...
Towards the Elaboration of a Profile Scale of Teachers in the New Educational Context at the Era of ICT.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2802–2807
At the dawn of a new millenium, the educational systems of industrialized countries are paying special attention to the integration of information and communication technology (ICT) in the schools. Unfortunately, the manner in which teachers use...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 1735–1746
This paper reports a research project that seeks to capture the experience of teachers with technology-enhanced teaching and learning in the context of higher education. The main goal of this work is to capture the experiences of teachers and make...
Crossing the boundaries between communities of practice – A virtual environment for knowledge sharing
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1568–1573
Information and communication technologies provide the means to connect communities across the geographical or institutional boundaries. However, sustain engagement in practice leads to boundaries, which outsiders cannot easily cross. These...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 2 (2001) pp. 181–197
The purpose of the study was to analyze relations between teachers' skills in using the new information and communi-cation technology (ICT), their pedagogical thinking, and their self-reported practices. About 600 Finnish elementary and high school...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2015) pp. 229–252
An effective learning community helps foster positive student learning experiences and outcomes. However, in distance learning environments, the communication barriers inevitably hinder the interaction among the students because of the lower levels...
Weaving the World into the Curriculum: Using Technology to Internationalize the Art, Music and Social Studies Curriculum
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1270–1272
The virtual learning community can be the key to opening the door to the world for the learner. Instructional technology is a powerful tool for students to communicate within a global community and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes about the ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 506–510
Although Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are now widely available in schools they appear not to have been integrated into teaching and learning either as widely or as thoroughly as was hoped. One influential factor, which may not...
Sustaining the Professional Development of Teachers through a Virtual Learning Environment: Promoting Effective Teaching with ICT
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3061–3066
Professional Development (PD) of teachers in the use of Information and Communication Technology is an international priority; however it is commonly acknowledged that traditional models of PD are not effective in engendering change. In particular,...
Literacy Practices and Digital Literacies: A Commentary on Swenson, Rozema, Young, McGrail, and Whitin
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 61–66
The integration of digital tools and multimodal representations in the English classroom has the greatest potential when we define literacy as multiple socially constructed practices. If digital literacies are defined as autonomous tools and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2044–2048
The paper considers the framework within which information and communication technologies (ICTs) integration can support teacher education renewal through collaborative learning. Adopting a socio-constructivist approach and a design-experiment...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1564–1571
TEAM Lab at Eotvos Lorand University connects tightly Informatics teacher training to real teaching practices so that: Informatics teachers can get acquainted with methods, topics, and possibilities for integrating ICT into subject areas, while...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 1 (2011) pp. 139–165
The purpose of this paper is to explore a teacher professional development program embedded in a networked learning environment, and to offer an emerging model and analytic matrix of 21st century teacher professional development. The Globaloria...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 347–365
During the past few years there have been great strides in the advancement of technology with the rise of mobile devices leading to an era characterized by the instant access to and mobility of information. Mobile technologies have more recently...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 2128–2133
This paper provides an overview of the variables critical to the success of an Internet site design. The site under development represents one aspect of dissemination for the Modeling Instruction with Modern Information and Communications...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1631–1636
Misconceptions are not limited to students. They are also very common among teachers (Kruger, Palacio, and Summers, 1992). According to Mestre (1994) some significant changes in teacher education programs are necessary. Therefore, there is an urgent ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 2445–2450
This paper proposes a procedure to conduct research on teaching at workplace, using a conceptual framework to extract empirical knowledge and information technologies to communicate it among teachers. The formalized knowledge is derived from...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 189–213
Professional learning is an important process in enabling teachers to update their pedagogical knowledge and practices. The use of online technologies to support professional learning has a number of benefits in terms of flexibility and scalability. ...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 4 (2001) pp. 519–549
This article evaluates a socio-constructivist hybrid model for training K-12 teachers in Brazil in the use of Informatics in education. The method applied combines both face-to-face exchanges and a WEB-based distance approach made possible by...
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 11, No. 3 (July 2014)
This study investigates the effect of geographic distance on students' distance learning experience with the aim to provide tentative answers to a fundamental question--does geographic distance matter in distance education? Using educational...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1703–1708
This paper presents the findings of doctoral research that used a grounded theory approach to generate insights into how participants interacted in a higher education, asynchronous, text–based discussion environment. Interaction has long been a...
Design and Implementation of a Lifelong Learning Support SystemPromoting Digital Contents -through the Internet -
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1949–1954
The purpose of this research is to support learners or communities and lifelong learning environments with e-learning or ICT and thus provide an environment for distributing digital contents, especially to existing distant locations. In the field of ...
Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Be Socially and Ethically Aware Producers and Consumers of Interactive Technologies
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 4 (2004) pp. 470–481
Technological literacy will be a necessity — not a frill — in the 21st century. The most important single benefit that the communications revolution can deliver to each and every child in this country is an advanced cutting-edge 21st century...
Integrating Point-to-Point Videoconferencing Into Professional Development of Rural Elementary School Science Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 399–413
This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op Project in rural Missouri. The intentions of this...
Topics: Professional Development, Science, Attitudes, eLearning, Collaboration, Communication, Elementary Education, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Computers, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1761–1766
Problem-based learning (PBL), a teaching/learning approach that relies on ill-structured problems to provide opportunities for student learning, can involve technology as a tool for acquiring, manipulating, and communicating information. In this...
Creating a Conducive Learning Environment for the Effective Integration of ICT: Classroom Management Issues
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 14, No. 4 (2003) pp. 405–423
This article reports and discusses the findings of the collective case study of two primary schools in Singapore. It is part of a larger funded research project that examines and analyses where and how information and communication technologies (ICT)...
The Effective Use of Synchronous Classes Within an Online Graduate Program: Building Upon an Interdependent System
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 245–263
This article explores the implementation of effective synchronous voice communication sessions within a graduate level university program in education. Through the analysis of data derived from the multiple perspectives of an instructor, graduate...
Topics: Educational Technology, Integration, Distance Education, Interaction, Adults, Learning Management Systems, Administration, eLearning, Communication, Collaboration, Post Secondary Education, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
Prior Knowledge and Social Presence as Predictors of Satisfaction and Achievement in Online Teacher Training
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2067–2073
This paper investigated the role of prior knowledge and social presence in an online teacher training program to satisfaction and achievement of trainees. 71 in-service teachers were participated in an online ICT(Information Communication &...
Cooperating Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices of Technology Integration and its Impact on Pre-service Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1634–1639
This paper reports on a study of cooperating teachers' technology integration and its impact on pre-service teachers. A survey was administered to 150 cooperating teachers. Cooperating teachers were asked about their use of ICT in teaching practice...
Learning Schools Programme: Developing Teachers’ Information Communication Technology Competence In The Support Of Learning.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1703–1708
The UK government has initiated a massive information communication technology (ICT) staff development programme: LoFTTI (Lottery funded Teacher Training Initiative). The aim of this programme is to train all practicing teachers in state schools...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3102–3107
Successful ICT integration in classrooms depends on teachers’ competence in handling various ICT tools and on their knowledge of how to incorporate them to support teaching and learning processes. Given the importance of this issue, the purpose of...
What is integral to integration? Exploring student teachers' experiences and understandings of ICT integration
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3147–3151
It is believed that school classroom practice is unlikely to be significantly influenced by the possibilities of technology enhanced teaching and learning unless there is effective instruction and modeling of technology integration during the...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 339–373
Instructional coaching or mentoring, as a form of professional development for teachers, has gained importance as educational policy has called for the implementation of research-validated instructional practices by highly qualified teachers....
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 4 (December 2007) pp. 245–255
Teaching with technology is a complex issue, at best, bound by issues of access, funding, support and time for both students and teachers (Young & Bush, 2004). When English teachers effectively integrate technology into their classrooms, however,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 52–58
ICT is being taught and teachers have to a greater or lesser extent determined upon the received pedagogies that apply in their institutions. There is something happening; pedagogies exist; but is the teaching based on appropriate pedagogies for the ...