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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. Addressing Strength and Weakness of Learner Support in e-Learning: A case of cultural management program at Chulalongkorn University

    Praweenya Suwannatthachote, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

    This is an in-progress preliminary study that will be help to identify significant learner support provided for distance education programs in online environment. The Master program in Cultural... More

    pp. 753-758

  2. Challenges Faced by Nontraditional Students Enrolled in an Online Blended Distance Learning Teacher Education Licensure Program

    Lori Tanner, Miami University, United States

    This research was a grounded theory case study of the challenges faced by nontraditional students seeking an alternative route to special education licensing in a hybrid learning environment.... More

    pp. 759-765

  3. College and University Student Success in Online Programs in HSI (Hispanic Serving Institutions)

    Ann Thorn, Delmar Community College, United States; Caroline Sherritt & Enrique Solis, Texas A & M Corpus Christi, United States

    Abstract: Hispanics are the least educated major minority in the U.S., with barely ten percent in the 25-29 age range holding a bachelor's degree (U. S. Dept. Education, 2006). Our study examined... More

    pp. 766-769

  4. Creating an Engaging Videoconference In The Classroom

    Calvin Toth & Brad Reamsbottom, Curriculum Re-Development Centre, University of Lethbridge, Canada, Canada

    This session is designed to explain how videoconferencing and supporting technologies can be used as effective tools in the classroom, by illustrating how preparation, effective room design and... More

    pp. 770-772

  5. Using Online Learning to Enhance Teacher Professional Development and Graduate Certification Programs

    Barbara Treacy, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), United States; Janis Bruwelheide, Montana State University, United States; Kirsten Peterson, Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), United States

    This roundtable will focus on an innovative model of using online professional development content to develop professional development offerings and enhance graduate-level certification programs... More

    pp. 773-776

  6. Can group developmental processes influence teamwork satisfaction and performance in the online collaboration context?

    HungWei Tseng, Chien-Hsin Wang & Heng-Yu Ku, Univ. of Northern Colorado, United States

    The purpose of this study is to seek greater clarity in our understanding of teamwork processes that have impacts in teamwork satisfaction and performance. The researchers will investigate and... More

    pp. 777-782

  7. The Use of Rubrics and Protocols in Online Discussions

    Selma Vonderwell, Hoe Kyeung Kim & Marius Boboc, Cleveland State University, United States

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the types of protocols and rubric/evaluation criteria faculty use to assess asynchronous online discussions. Properly designed online discussion protocols... More

    pp. 783-786

  8. What Do Benchmarks Say about Quality Assurance for Online Course Development in Higher Education?

    Hong Wang, Fort Hays State University, United States

    As online programs continue to grow, quality assurance has become a critical topic in online education. This short article makes a brief summary of the benchmarks related to online course... More

    pp. 787-790

  9. Student Perceptions and Intention to Use E-Learning: A Full Online Perspective

    Sivaporn Wangpipatwong, Bangkok University, Thailand

    The aim of this study is to investigate students' perceptions toward online materials that significantly influence their intention to use e-learning as a full online course. The perceptions under... More

    pp. 791-797

  10. Cheating in the Digital Age: Do students cheat more in on-line courses?

    George Watson & James Sottile, Marshall University, United States

    With the help of the Internet and related technologies students today have many more ways to be academically dishonest than students a generation ago. With more and more web-based course offerings... More

    pp. 798-803

  11. Making Educational Technology Media Effective

    Roberta Weber, Florida Atlantic University, United States; Roger Carlsen, Wright State University, United States; Eric Dell, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    This panel will explore the advantages and disadvantages of using a variety of multimedia products as they design for online learning environments and postulate that, "effective media can enhance... More

    p. 804

  12. Shouting through the fingertips: Computer-mediated discourse in an asynchronous environment

    Susan Wegmann, University of Central Florida, United States; Joyce McCauley, Sam Houston State University, United States

    Since distance education is thriving in college settings, pedagogists need to investigate best practices of online teaching and learning. Specifically, since research has shown the connection... More

    pp. 805-808

  13. Online Teacher Professional Development: A Design Model

    Pamela Whitehouse, West Virginia University, United States

    The focus of this research was to develop a research-based model for designing online teacher professional development programs. The model was designed to illuminate the interplay of pedagogy,... More

    pp. 809-819

  14. Time Online: Faculty Activities and Satisfaction Teaching Online

    David Whittier, School of Education Boston University, United States

    This study reports on a survey of higher education faculty who have taught online and in a classroom. Participants are engaged both in preparing teachers and other disciplines. Respondents report... More

    pp. 820-824

  15. The Impact of Cross-Cultural Differences on Learner Participation and Communication in Asynchronous Discussions

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

    Globalization of online education is a growing trend. Higher education institutions and corporate organizations are increasingly offering online programs, classes, and trainings that involve... More

    pp. 825-829

  16. Fostering a Distance Education Community: Four Strategies and a Plan for Research

    Jan Yow, University of South Carolina at Columbia, United States

    The University of South Carolina currently offers a distance education Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree. Core courses are taught from the main campus using the main mediums of live video... More

    pp. 830-835

  17. A Topiary Approach to Distance Learning

    Stephen Zilora & Michael Starenko, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States

    Distance education instructors are sometimes too eager to replicate the classroom environment in the online setting. This approach fails to leverage the benefits of the asynchronous nature of the... More

    pp. 836-844

  18. E-Learning and Digital Archives

    Ching-Mei Hsiao, Jack Fei Yang, Szu Yuan Chao, Ming-Jhu Syu, Shih Hsien Yu, Ting Yi Tsai, Chin Ping Tu, Chia-Yu Lin & Yi Wen Chen, Department of Cultural & Educational Administration, Hsing Kuo University, Taiwan

    The National Digital Archive Project in Taiwan may be an important example of how emerging technology may be applied to make here-to-for restricted access to national architectural treasures now... More

    pp. 845-851

  19. Use of a Flash Tool for Effective Learning of Geographical Map of the U.S in ESL Learners

    Dae-ryong Seo & Mihwa Yang, Indiana State University, United States

    Abstract: The purpose of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of learning states and capitals of the U.S with a software program of a Flash tool. This software program was designed to... More

    pp. 852-857

  20. A Comparison of VDT Alphabet-Letter-Searching Cognition Between Junior High School Students and University Students

    Haruhisa Yamaguchi, Okayama University, Japan; Yuka Kawasaki, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan; Isao Miyaji, Okayama University of Science, Japan; Yumi Yamaguchi, Okayama University, Japan

    With an eye to finding the most appropriate VDT (Visual Display Terminal) monitor design for junior high school students and improving computer education, this study examined the differences in... More

    pp. 858-864