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SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

2004

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Richard Ferdig; Caroline Crawford; Roger Carlsen; Niki Davis; Jerry Price; Roberta Weber; Dee Anna Willis

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Number of papers: 1059

  1. Learning Experiences in Developing Electronic Portfolios in A Master's Educational Technology Program: A Case Study

    Shuyan Wang, Ohio University, United States

    The purpose of this qualitative case study is to investigate and understand the learning experiences and learning processes that occur in Master of Education students' development of their... More

    pp. 288-295

  2. Creating a Technology Prerequisite Exam for Entrance to an Elementary Education Preservice Program

    Richard West & Charles Graham, Brigham Young University, United States

    According to Hargrave and Hsu (2000), the majority of teacher preparation programs offer only one course in developing technology skills. There might be only one course, but there are usually many ... More

    pp. 296-300

  3. Trials and Tribulations of Reflective Practices in Preservice Teacher Electronic Portfolios

    Mia Kim Williams, Keith Wetzel & Lance Wilhelm, Arizona State University West, United States

    The use of Electronic Portfolios in the College of Education (COE) at Arizona State University West (ASUW) results from collaborative efforts of COE faculty and support from the ASUW Preparing... More

    pp. 301-306

  4. Discussion Boards used as Focal Groups for Assessment

    Nellie Zambrana, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    The purpose of this study was to revise and discuss the learning experiences and course work using online resources on two psychology courses during two semesters. The students opinions and voices... More

    pp. 307-310

  5. Training and Mentoring Faculty Facilitators at an Online University

    Muhammad Betz, University of Phoenix Online/Southeastern Oklahoma State University, United States; Brent Muirhead, University of Phoenix Online, United States

    Faculty Facilitator candidates at the University of Phoenix Online take part in a four-week training course as learning/proving ground for prospective faculty. The course is conducted in the same ... More

    pp. 311-320

  6. Developing a Virtual Self: Mastering the Skills of Online Communication

    Gertrude (Trudy) Abramson, Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, United States

    Thirty graduate students, many of whom currently teach online, were grouped into six teams of five for a blended-learning experience in which they interacted briefly in person and then dispersed to... More

    pp. 321-327

  7. Building a Strong and Successful Online Learning Environment through Instructor Initiated Support and Affective Communication with Students

    Dwight Allen, Han Liu, Ruiling Lu & Zhongtang Ren, Old Dominion University, United States

    This paper is a report of a qualitative study conducted on a college level online class. Online students often have a feeling of isolation in the learning process. Timely support and affective... More

    pp. 328-335

  8. A Cost Analysis of Distance Education: Are We Getting the Most Bang for the Buck?

    Leonard Annetta, North Carolina State University, United States

    This position paper asks the question of is the money allocated to institutional distance education getting the results on the back end in terms of student achievement? This study produced evidence... More

    pp. 336-340

  9. Technology Emergencies and Web-based Instruction

    Gladys Arome, Barry University, United States

    Abstract: In any academic environments, availability of technology is a competitive advantage, critical to the ongoing success of an institution. For a distance learner, the minimum requirement to ... More

    pp. 341-345

  10. When Students Study: Distance vs. On-Campus

    William Barber, Erin Harkness, Elaine McIntyre, Amanda Price & Brooke Shive, Appalachian State University, United States

    A consortium of five North Carolina Universities has offered a successful distance masters program in Communication Disorders since 1998. Since those distance students were employed full-time in... More

    pp. 346-348

  11. Blended Learning in Teacher Education: Preparing New Teachers for the Next Wave in K-12 Education Reform

    Brian Beatty, San Francisco State University, United States

    Online technology has moved into the mainstream of American education over the past decade. Teachers at all levels have read, observed, and often experienced the use of instructional technologies... More

    pp. 349-351

  12. The use of narrative in online education

    Dennis Beck, University of Florida, United States

    Exploring the uses of narrative in an online educational environment will be the primary focus of this proposal. In this presentation, I will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the online... More

    pp. 352-355

  13. Low-Cost and No-Cost Tools for Supporting Online Instruction

    Andy Brovey, Valdosta State University, United States

    Though Internet access is rapidly becoming more common, and broadband is growing in popularity, many educational institutions lack the means and tools to use the Internet for delivering and... More

    pp. 356-358

  14. NASA Center for Distance Learning Video Productions

    Randall Caton, NASA Langley Research Center, United States

    The NASA Center for Distance Learning is a partnership between the NASA Langley Research Center's Office of Education and Christopher Newport University that produces a suite of five distance... More

    pp. 359-360

  15. Distance Learning Success Factors in the Resources-Processes-Results Cycle and College of Education Accreditation Standards

    Cathy Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States

    Teacher educators designing distance education experiences can address the needs of teacher candidates using established quality guidelines and standards. The development and implementation of... More

    pp. 361-366

  16. Developing a Criteria Set for an Online Learning Environment—From the Perspective of Higher Education Faculty

    Doris Choy, College of Staten Island, United States; Chaoyan Dong, New York University, United States; Ling Wang, NOVA Southeastern University, United States

    Although designing an online course is a difficult task, it is one that is faced by educators almost on a daily basis. There is a lot of pressure to put one's course online and little research is... More

    pp. 367-370

  17. Effectiveness of Implementing Structured Writing Principles

    Doris Choy, College Of Staten Island, United States

    The purpose of the study was to determine if the application of structured writing principles to the developmental process of complex diversity training materials facilitated training and improved ... More

    pp. 371-375

  18. Development of an Online Instructional Model for West Chester University: Standards and Training

    Tracy Clark, West Chester University, United States

    The purpose of this presentation is to share the results of an applied dissertation that developed an online instructional model for West Chester University faculty. In addition, structural,... More

    pp. 376-382

  19. Building Community in an Online Course – Theories and Practices

    Elizabeth Cole & Ronald McBride, Northwestern State University, United States

    Abstract: The sense of community found in the traditional classroom is often lacking in the facelessness of the online course. This lack of community often results in high attrition rates and lack... More

    pp. 383-390

  20. Perceived, Actual and Hybrid Interactive Activities Within the eLearning Environment: Modeling Pedagogy for Preservice and Inservice Professional Educators

    Caroline Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States

    Interactive activities within the electronic learning (eLearning) environment are imperative towards learner motivation, self-regulation and cognitive emphasis towards developing both conceptual... More

    pp. 391-396