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SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 03, 2008


Karen McFerrin; Roberta Weber; Roger Carlsen; Dee Anna Willis

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This conference has 10 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 1011

  1. The impact of different instructional facilitation approaches on students' participation during an online discussion

    Heejung An, William Paterson University, United States; Sunghee Shin, Queens College CUNY, United States; Keol Lim, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    Asynchronous discussion is an integral part of both blended and online learning. To effectively accommodate, support, and promote the knowledge production process, instructors should select... More

    pp. 204-207

  2. Promoting Academic Motivation and Self-Regulation: Practical Guidelines for Online Instructors

    Anthony Artino & Andri Ioannou, University of Connecticut, United States

    Learning on the Web requires considerable self-direction. In fact, several scholars (e.g., Dabbagh & Kitsantas, 2004; Garrison, 2003; Hartley & Bendixen, 2001) have made the case that online... More

    pp. 208-212

  3. Perceptions of online course communications and collaboration

    Lucy Barnard & Valerie Paton, Texas Tech University, United States; Kristyn Rose, Mesa State College, United States

    An increasing number of students are choosing online education programs to complete their higher education. Research has concluded that physical distance alone does not influence student... More

    pp. 213-215

  4. Student Assessments from Asynchronous Discussions

    Dorothy Battle, Georgia Southern University, United States

    A method of incorporating a self evaluation into the assessment of student interaction and participation in a graduate learning course is described and discussed. The self evaluation assessments... More

    pp. 216-220

  5. Talented and Gifted Endorsement Courses: Online Learning and Leadership

    Sally Beisser, Drake University, United States

    This session will describe an innovation to offer 10 talented and gifted endorsement courses fully online to reveal key findings for educators with similar goals for G/T course development, as well... More

    pp. 221-225

  6. Collaborative Learning in asynchronous online discussion

    Miloud Benayed, IUFM d'Alsace (Teacher Training Institute), France; Alain Verreman, Université Franche-Comté. Laseldi. STGI Belefort-Montbéliard, France

    Some high school teachers use online forum with their students to solve an enigma in which the resolution aims to build a course for future classes. The question whether student contributions to... More

    pp. 226-231

  7. Using Effective Distance Learning Techniquest to Teach Large Classes

    Mark Binkley, Mississippi State University, United States; Michelle Johnston, University of Montevallo, United States

    Three distance learning degree programs (undergraduate and graduate) serving over 600 students per year at Mississippi State University will be examined to explore (1) what is needed for an... More

    pp. 232-235

  8. Communication Attributes of Virtual Teams Attaining Peak Performance

    Sharon Borowicz, Benedictine University, United States

    Modern organizations are continually turning to technology to maximize performance, expand into the global marketplace and to bring the best and brightest together to support product innovations.... More

    pp. 236-241

  9. Exploring the Relationship Between Academics’ Personal Theories of Teaching and Their Web-Enhanced Teaching Practices

    Scott Bradey, James Cook University, Australia

    Research on teachers' practical knowledge has revealed that they hold an extensive, integrated body of knowledge that is individualistic, context-specific and action-oriented. However, there is a... More

    pp. 242-249

  10. Changing Demographics of Online Students

    Victoria Brown, Florida Atlantic University, United States

    Designers often consider the type of learning styles the students may have when designing online learning opportunities. This study explores different issues that may be impacting the type of... More

    pp. 250-253

  11. ELTIS – the eLearning Program for Highly Skilled Pupils and High School Students from Geographically Remote Places

    Johanna Bucur & Werner Grass, University of Passau, Germany

    Abstract: The paper addresses a topical question related to the incentives of distance education in talent fostering with special focus on technical literacy. ELTIS is our customized solution to... More

    pp. 254-260

  12. Application of New Technologies and Tools in Simulation Development and Learning on Computer Architectures

    Manuel Castro, Eugenio Lopez-Aldea, Gabriel Diaz, Elio Sancristobal, Sergio Martin & Juan Peire, DIEEC / UNED, Spain; Jose Manuel Gomez, UCLM, Spain

    There are a lot of computer architecture books as well as simulation tools for learning education in the world and inside our Department. In order to improve the distance education in this area we ... More

    pp. 261-266

  13. Assessing preservice teachers' competence as a Virtual Schooling site facilitator

    Amina Charania, Niki Davis & Karley Wortmann, Iowa State University, United States; Zahrl Schoeny, Sandi Cohen & Curby Alexander, University of Virginia, United States

    Given the rise of distance learning engaging K-12 students and the importance of the role of the Virtual Schooling Site Facilitator (VSSF) to support these students in K-12 schools, it is important... More

    pp. 267-272

  14. Evaluating Case Studies in an Online Learning Environment

    Dale Chisamore & Lou Thompson Thompson, University of Texas at Dallas, United States

    Abstract: Case studies are an important teaching tool in an online learning environment. They involve extensive student interaction covering complex issues requiring effective use of technology. ... More

    pp. 273-277

  15. Self-Directed Learning and Academic Performance in Web-Based Learning: An Exploratory Study

    Paonan Chou, Instructional Systems Program at Penn State, United States; Wei-Fan Chen, College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, United States

    This article examined six empirical studies about the relationships between self-directed learning and academic performance in the Web-based learning environment. Three cases were collected from U.... More

    pp. 278-284

  16. Virtual Field Experience – Observing Virtual Teaching at a Distance: A Pilot Study

    Lily Compton & Niki Davis, Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, United States; Rachel Graham & Purnima Swaharu, Iowa State University, United States

    Virtual schooling, or the practice of offering K-12 courses via distance technologies, has rapidly increased in popularity since its beginning in 1994. Although effective interaction with and... More

    pp. 285-288

  17. A Study of Faculty Attitudes, Perceptions, Resistance and Expectations Toward Teaching Web-Based Learning Courses in Higher Education

    Connie Cooper, Bellarmine University, United States

    This study evaluated the factors associated with faculty members' perceptions, resistance, and expectations associated with distance education. The theories utilized to collect and analyze the data... More

    pp. 289-295

  18. Enhance Your Online Courses by Re-Engineering The Courseware Management System

    Joseph Rene Corbeil & Maria Elena Valdes-Corbeil, The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, United States

    Courseware management systems like Blackboard and WebCT have come a long way since they first appeared in the late 1990s. However, in an attempt to make these systems more powerful and inclusive,... More

    pp. 296-305

  19. Towards a Proactive Learning Management System Using Early Activity Detection

    Sergio Coronado & Denis Zampunieris, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    This report shows some findings of a study conducted on graduate level project management course using a simple Learning Management System (LMS) test-case interaction. Statistical analysis... More

    pp. 306-311

  20. Online Student Success: Six Categories of Importance to the Future

    Michael Corry, George Washington University, United States

    As online educational opportunities continue to grow, it is important to understand the concepts associated with student success in this medium and how they might differ from traditional face-to... More

    pp. 312-317