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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. Patterns of Interaction of Students in Online Collaborative Problem-Based Learning: A Review of Research

    Brenda I Lopez Ortiz, St. John's University, United States

    The purpose of this presentation is to summarize research findings on the development of the process of online collaboration particularly when it is anchored in a problem-based learning experience.... More

    pp. 522-525

  2. Engaging Students in Online Art Discussions: Effectiveness of Knowledge Construction and Instructor Facilitative Strategies

    Lilly Lu, Northern Illionois University, United States; Alice Lai Lai, SUNY-Empire State College, United States; Ifeng Jeng, Indiana University, United States

    This study aims to investigate knowledge construction and instructor facilitative strategies at three different student engagement phases: learner-cooperative, learner-collaborative, and learner... More

    pp. 526-531

  3. Building Professional Development Bridges Online

    Douglas Lynch, University of New England, United States

    This paper presents the University of New England (UNE) online teacher graduate degree program that addresses common problems with graduate teacher education programs, district level in-service,... More

    pp. 532-535

  4. Conceptual Model to Implement Blended Learning in Mexican Higher Education Institutions Using Critical Success Factors

    Claudia Malcon-Cervera & José Luis Martínez-Flores, Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico; Oscar Flores-Rosales, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico

    The need to provide education to people with limited resources of time or unable to travel and the need to gain access to highly qualified professors has created the need for e-learning and blended... More

    pp. 536-540

  5. Multiple Streams of Social Media: Using Social Software to Create Information Connections and Conversations in Learning Environments

    Sylvia S. Martin, Monmouth University, United States; Caroline M. Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States

    Creating and sustaining communities of learning within distance learning environments has become central to the success of distance learning. A focus upon perceived and real interactive activities ... More

    pp. 541-548

  6. Silence on the Net. Distance Education Design in a CSCL and Community of Practice Framework

    Anita Mattsson & Mia Karlsson, University of Skövde, Sweden; Berner Lindström, Göteborg University, Sweden

    This paper is about distance education design in a CSCL framework, building on theories of communities of practice. One teacher and nine student groups in higher education have been followed during... More

    pp. 549-556

  7. When Online Learning is Truly Online: An Argument Against Including Models that Advocate Blended Learning in the Design for E-Classes in Higher Education

    Ron McBride & Fuller Frank, Northwestern State University, United States

    As institutions expand online programs decisions must be made to continue a design that includes blended or hybrid instruction or to adopt a model that embraces a design where all services are... More

    pp. 557-561

  8. A Rural University and Online Graduate Educational Technology Programs

    Karen McFerrin, Ron McBride, Kioh Kim & Sang-hoon Park, Northwestern State University, United States

    Northwestern State University of Louisiana has offered a M.Ed. (concentration in Educational Technology) since 1990. Responding to the Board of Regents' Redesign of Teacher Preparation Programs for... More

    pp. 562-567


    Shirley J. Mills & Martha Jeanne Yanes, The University of Texas Pan American, United States

    Teaching at and in the higher education arena has never been more exciting. Technology is offering a new and renewed teaching method that could change the way business is done at universities and ... More

    pp. 568-570

  10. SMART-COP: The Current State of Practice and Lessons Learned in the Science Math Association of Rural Teacher’s Community of Practice

    Warren Moseley, Brian Campbell, Melaine Campbell & Robbie McCarty, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, United States

    This poster expands the evolving pattern in the development of the state of practice in distance learning and electronic collaboration in rural Oklahoma in Math, the Hard Sciences and the Computing... More

    p. 571

  11. Encouraging Graduate Research through Remote Exchange: A Trial Study Between Two Schools Using Videoconferencing

    Yoshinori Naruse, Toyama National College of Matime Technology, Japan; Isao Miyaji, Okayama University of Science, Japan

    Classes using video conferencing via MSN messenger were held by a university and a technical college in which students from both schools presented contents of their graduation research... More

    pp. 572-578

  12. A Contingent Method for Usability Evaluation of Web-based Learning Systems

    Thao Nguyen, Vanessa Chang, Elizabeth Chang & Carl Jacob, Curtin University of Technology, Australia; Andrew Turk, Murdoch University, Australia

    The research was conducted with the aim to develop a customizable, user-centred method for formative usability evaluation of such systems. The method can be used for usability evaluation of Web... More

    pp. 579-585

  13. Facilitation of Self-Direction for College Students in Online Courses

    Nicole Nickens, Andrew King & Ruth Burkett, University of Central Missouri, United States

    Various aspects of online education have been studied extensively in order to identify the most effective pedagogical tools and elements of online teaching (e.g. Gayton & McEwan 2007); however,... More

    p. 586


    Kathleen Norris & Esther Javetz, Capella University, United States

    The emergence of the viability of the online environment to deliver teacher professional development added a new dimension to a gap in the research that ties high quality teacher professional... More

    pp. 587-592

  15. The Impact of Barriers on the Quality of Students’ Postings in Asynchronous Discussions: A Case Study

    Larissa Olesova, Dazhi Yang & Jennifer Richardson, Purdue University, United States

    This research study examined the impact of barriers on the quality of asynchronous discussions in online learning environment. A case study framework has been used to investigate changes in the... More

    pp. 593-600

  16. Teacher and Student Reactions to a New Statewide Virtual Public School

    Kevin Oliver, Jason Osborne, Ruchi Patel & Lori Holcomb, North Carolina State University, United States; Glenn Kleiman, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, United States

    This full paper summarizes results from a formative evaluation of the North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) in its first session during the summer of 2007. Post-course surveys were answered ... More

    pp. 601-608

  17. Redesigning the Course in an Online Delivery Based on Students’ Perception of Online Learning Experiences

    Pil-Won On, Purdue University, United States; Robert McKethan, Appalachian State University, United States

    The purpose of this study is to examine feedback from initial online experiences of pre-service teachers in a physical education teacher education course (PE 2015: Curriculum and Administration of ... More

    pp. 609-611

  18. Using Voice to Provide Feedback in Online Education

    Patrick O'Shea, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, United States

    This paper describes research conducted with Master's level students enrolled in online education courses at Walden University. The focus of this research was on the effects of utilizing voice to... More

    pp. 612-615

  19. Playing and Learning Chemistry at Web Enviorment -- a Taiwanese Case

    Zangyuan Own, Providence University, Taiwan

    Learning chemistry must have fun, and a lot of chemistry teaching materials are all hidden in the normal life environment. We wish to apply situated design on the playing and learning chemistry web... More

    pp. 616-632

  20. Training and Support for Online Faculty in Postsecondary Institutions

    Margaret Pankowski, ASEE, United States

    In 2002 the author surveyed faculty teaching undergraduate mathematics courses online and conducted follow up focus groups in an effort to identify both the training faculty received to teach... More

    pp. 633-636