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SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 29, 2010

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David Gibson; Bernie Dodge

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Number of papers: 730

  1. Investigating the Use of Online Discussions in an Undergraduate Face-to-face Course

    Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

    This paper uses Garrison, Anderson and Archer’s (2000) Community of Inquiry framework to investigate the levels of cognitive and teaching presence within online discussions as a component of an... More

    pp. 783-790

  2. The Development of an Application-Based Curriculum for Teaching Instructional Technology

    Kenny Rigler, Fort Hays State University, United States

    Technology literacy is essential for future educators along with the ability to effectively integrate technology into the classroom. However, without a thorough exposure to the wide array of... More

    pp. 791-797

  3. Bridging the Distance Between McDonald Observatory and Classrooms Across Texas

    Cindy Roberts-Gray & Magdalena Rood, Third Coast R&D, Inc, United States; Sandra Preston, McDonald Observatory, United States; Mary Kay Hemenway, Astronomy Department, University of Texas, United States

    The Texas Connection is a project of McDonald Observatory to bring professional development workshops to teachers in their own communities through videoconferencing. The workshops model hands-on, ... More

    pp. 798-803

  4. Technologies that Assist in Closing the Achievement Gap: A Comparison African American and Caucasian Students’ Learning and Community in the Online Classroom

    Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, C, United States; Randall Dunn & David Holder, Liberty University, United States

    Higher Education administrators and educators seek to understand how to design and to facilitate online courses to ensure quality, culturally responsive online education for minority students,... More

    pp. 804-809

  5. What Went Right: Examining a Successful Cohort Experience

    Loye Romereim-Holmes, Kathryn Penrod & Ralph Erion, South Dakota State University, United States

    This paper will describe the efforts of faculty members at South Dakota State University to guide a cohort of sixteen K-12 teachers from two rural school districts through a Master’s degree program... More

    pp. 810-815

  6. Does the Use of a Case Study Stimulate Critical Thinking in Threaded Discussions?

    Clarissa Rosas, College of Mount Saint Joseph, United States

    Online learning in institutes of higher education has become part of the normal course delivery format. Learning through discussions is considered fundamental therefore; the use of threaded... More

    pp. 816-821

  7. Perception of how e-learning enhances the university learning experience among teacher education undergraduates

    Jennifer Rowley, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, Australia; Jennifer O'Dea, University of Sydney, Australia

    This paper reports on an investigation into students’ enhancement of learning through blended learning by undergraduate teacher education students across two faculties at an Australian University. ... More

    pp. 822-828

  8. Cultural Implications for Teaching Online Students a World Away

    William Sadera & David Robinson, Towson University, United States

    This presentation will discuss how changes in the design of online instruction can address cultural differences in learning. Strategies for overcoming technology and communication issues will also ... More

    pp. 829-830

  9. Designing a Case-based Instruction Model for Web-based Teacher Education

    Fatih Saltan, Mersin University, Turkey; M. Yasar Ozden, METU University, Turkey

    The case method, a problem based learning strategy, is a student centered approach whereby students analyze the given situation generally together with their friends and instructors. In 1870s,... More

    pp. 831-837

  10. Improving Instructional Design for Online Learning by Using the Online Top-Down Modeling Model

    Buncha Samruayruen, University of North Texas, United States

    Through the Internet, the process of teaching and learning are finding increased use as know as distance learning or online learning. Online learners especially in the course which requires “hands-... More

    pp. 838-842

  11. The Business of Online Learning: What is the Role of Teaching?

    Debbie Samuels-Peretz, Wheelock College, United States

    There is an abundance of literature available on online programs in higher education. This is helpful for institutions looking to initiate, evaluate or revise online offerings. While differing... More

    pp. 843-847

  12. Rethinking Course Infrastructure and Instructional Strategies to Support Learning Online

    Rowena Santiago, California State University San Bernardino, United States; Minoru Nakayama, CRADLE, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    This paper describes and discusses the experiences of students in graduate education courses that were delivered online. Data was collected on instructional (online activities) and non... More

    pp. 853-858

  13. Instructor Immediacy and Social Presence in Online, Audio Sessions: Implications for Podcasting

    Maria Schutt, SDSU, United States

    Podcasting has become increasingly popular and easy-to-use tools integrated in course management systems make it easy for faculty to incorporate audio-delivered content in their courses. Earlier... More

    pp. 859-863

  14. Does Student Learning Style Change with Educational Levels?

    David Seiler, Dewer College of Education - Valdosta State University, United States

    Do individuals experience a change in the preferred method of learning as educational level increases? The answer to this question can greatly help educators and students alike in the efficiency of... More

    pp. 864-870

  15. Teacher Learning through Blogging: A study of an online component to a blended professional development program.

    Lauren M. Shea, University of California, Irvine, United States

    In the constructivist view of learning, problem-solving and reflecting on personal experience are vital components of increasing knowledge. In relation to teaching, educators should have time to... More

    pp. 871-872

  16. Dispositions and Best Practices of Online Instructors

    Carol Shepherd & Madelon Alpert, National University, United States

    Greater teacher efficacy in online teaching appears to be positively correlated with certain exhibited dispositions and practices. Inferential measures of dispositions such as friendliness,... More

    pp. 873-878

  17. Teaching with electronic reading devices

    Eva Siegenthaler & Rudolf Groner, Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

    Reading is an important component of learning. New technology offers the possibility of reading from an electronic device (e-reading). In a two-stage study we investigate e-reading. In the first... More

    pp. 879-883

  18. Towards A Model For Supporting Teachers Development Of Mathematical Knowledge For Teaching In An Online Environment

    Jason Silverman & Ellen Clay, Drexel University, United States

    We present our emerging model for supporting the development of teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching. Key to this model is the notion that mathematical knowledge for teaching involves... More

    pp. 884-891

  19. Behind, On Par, or Leading: Universal Design Awareness and Use of Learning and Scholarly Technologies in a College of Education

    Kathy Smart & Sue Offutt, University of North Dakota, United States

    Colleges of Education, like other colleges across a university, are reviewing academic programs and resources with an intensified focus on increasing online offerings both at the programmatic and... More

    pp. 892-895

  20. An Assessment of the ownership, usage, and, Access of Communication Technology, Software and Hardware by Undergraduate Students in the Communications Media Department at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

    Jay Start, Mark Piwinsky & Richard Lamberski, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

    Abstract: This research paper was done in order to help online curriculum developers gauge what Media production courses could be offered online. The researchers selectively chose to present in... More

    pp. 896-904