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SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 05, 2012


Paul Resta

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This conference has 8 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 861

  1. Using the iPad & iPhone for Education-- A Report from Abilene Christian University's 4th Year of Mobile Learning Research

    Scott Hamm, Abilene Christian University, United States

    In a world of search engines, social networking, and mobile computers, students have access to more information than one could process in a lifetime. At ACU, we are training students to not merely ... More

    pp. 1817-1821

  2. Digital Literacy for African American Male Teacher Education Candidates

    Judith Hansen, Prairie View A&M University, United States

    This qualitative survey study examines the self-reflections on their own digital literacy of teacher education candidates attending a Thurgood Marshall sponsored seminar during the semester before ... More

    pp. 1822-1829

  3. Moving Knowledge - Touch the Clouds

    Helge Hoivik, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway

    A resilient industrial ‘grammar of schooling’ is challenged by technological disruption. On a backdrop of commodification and globalization this thrust is marked by the rapid uptake of multi-touch ... More

    pp. 1830-1837

  4. Comparing K-12 Teachers in Virtual and Brick-and-Mortar Settings Using Curriculum Orientations

    Nicole Horn, University of Kansas, United States

    This study explored the curriculum orientation preferences of 58 K-12 virtual teachers in Kansas. An examination of curriculum orientations was conducted using three instruments and an interview, ... More

    pp. 1838-1841

  5. An Analysis of Online Discussions Assessment

    Wei-Ying Hsiao, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States

    Online discussion has been used as a crucial assessment in online courses in higher education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the elements/criteria of grading rubrics for assessing... More

    pp. 1842-1846

  6. A Blog Acceptance Model: An Exploratory Study of Course Blogs in an EFL Learning Environment

    Hsiao-hui Hsu, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan; Yu-ying Chang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

    With the popularity of the Internet and the progress of computer communication, blogs have become a prospect. However, little attention has been paid to studies on course blogs, used as a platform... More

    pp. 1847-1852

  7. Preliminary Report on Validation of Laptop Integration Survey

    Fethi Inan, Texas Tech University, United States; Deborah Lowther, The University of Memphis, United States

    This research study was conducted to enhance and validate an instrument that can be used to measure factors related to teachers’ laptop integration in K-12 classrooms. The instrument consists of 30... More

    pp. 1853-1855

  8. Cognitive Load & Multimedia Use in Higher Learning: A United Arab Emirates Case

    Jase Inaty & Fida Atallah, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

    The study investigates the use of different formats of multimedia instructional design on learning. Undergraduate students from Zayed University, a federal institute of higher learning in the... More

    pp. 1856-1862

  9. Development of a Training Program for Note-Taking on Lecture Slide Handouts

    Hiroyuki Iwakiri, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan; Hiroshi Kato, The Open University of Japan, Japan; Yuki Watanabe, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; Yu Ara & Akinori Nishihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    The use of slide presentations in higher education has been increasing rapidly in recent years. However, the practice (convention) of taking notes during slide lectures is on the decline. Therefore... More

    pp. 1863-1869

  10. Exploring the Effectiveness of PhET Simulation on Quantum Tunneling: Model Plane Plot

    Pravin Joshi, Department of Physics, HPT Arts and RYK Science College, Nashik 422005, Maharashtra, India., India; Prakash Landge, Department of Physics, R.N.C. Arts, J.D.B. Commerce and N.S.C. Science College, Nasik-Road, Nasik-422101, Maharashtra, India., India; Rajendra Vadnere, . School of Continuing Education, Y.C.M. Open University, Nasik, 422222, Maharashtra, India., India

    Physics Education Technology (PhET) group has devised computer simulations java applets on various science phenomena, which include various concepts on Quantum Mechanics. These have been... More

    pp. 1870-1875

  11. Engaging Students and Improving Teacher Practices Through Simple 21st Century Technology: Cell Phones

    Matt Kelsey & William Murphy, San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity, United States

    Abstract: 21st Century technology has great potential in classroom settings, but also tends to be the source of great detriment in learning. Most recognizable and utilized by teenagers are cell... More

    pp. 1876-1879

  12. The care and feeding of an assessment system: Responding to university, program, state and federal changes in teacher preparation standards

    Jeffrey Kenton, Towson University, United States

    For all teacher preparation programs pursuing NCATE accreditation, the Unit’s Assessment System exists to manage information; ultimately for Unit and Program improvement. Like all systems, the... More

    pp. 1880-1884

  13. Using VoiceThread for Online Content Delivery: Effects on Classroom Community and Academic Performance

    Jennifer Kidd, Old Dominion University, United States

    Abstract: This study examines the effect of using VoiceThread as the primary means of content delivery in two online courses, one graduate and one undergraduate. Results suggest that both graduate ... More

    pp. 1885-1890

  14. Attitude, Achievement, and Gender in a Middle School Science-based Ludic Simulation for Learning

    Royce Kimmons, Min Liu, Jina Kang & Laise Santana, The University of Texas, United States

    Alien Rescue is a science-based simulation designed and built by graduate students to teach middle school students about the solar system. Mixed methods analysis of students’ learning experiences ... More

    pp. 1891-1898

  15. Personalized Learning: Changing the Culture of Learning in Ontario Schools

    Deborah Kitchener, Learning Connections/ABEL/York University, Canada; Janet Murphy, ABEL/York University, Canada

    This paper provides insight as to how a changing culture of learning impacts teachers, schools and school districts in Ontario, Canada. It highlights teacher and student learning impact; leadership... More

    pp. 1899-1903

  16. Personalized Learning: Changing the Culture of Learning in Ontario Schools

    Deborah Kitchener, Learning Connections/ABEL/York University, Canada; Janet Murphy, ABEL/York University, Canada; Anita Drossis, ABEL/ York University, Canada

    This roundtable discussion will provide insight as to how a changing culture of learning impacts teachers, schools and school districts in Ontario, Canada. It highlights teacher and student... More

    pp. 1904-1908

  17. Relationship of Technology Affinity to STEM Career Perceptions in High School and College Students

    Gerald Knezek, Leila Mills & Jenny Wakefield, University of North Texas, United States; Susan Hopper, UNT, United States

    Abstract: Technology Affinity and STEM Semantic Survey data were gathered from 152 high school students, general college students, and preservice teacher candidates during 2011 to investigate how... More

    pp. 1909-1914

  18. The Impact of Geospatial Technologies in a Dual-Enrollment Environment

    Robert Kolvoord, James Madison University, United States; Michael Charles, Pacific University, United States; Nathaniel Meadow & David Uttal, Northwestern University, United States

    We have conducted research to assess the impact of geospatial technologies on high school students’ spatial thinking and problem solving skills as they complete a dual enrollment class with an... More

    pp. 1915-1922

  19. Technology Teachers’ Involvement and Need of Professional Development: Korea and Austria

    Ummugulsum Korkmaz & Ayse Tugba Oner, Texas A&M University, United States

    The purpose of the present study is to compare technology teachers’ professional development involvements and their perception about their needs of professional development in Korea and Austria.... More

    pp. 1923-1926

  20. An Evaluation on the Student Teaching Triad Model

    Heng-Yu Ku, Kimberly Kaufeld, Chelsie Hess & Eugene Sheehan, University of Northern Colorado, United States

    The Student Teaching Triad Model that involves student teachers, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors has been a commonly used method during student teaching. This study focused on both... More

    pp. 1927-1932