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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1839–1844
Abstract: This paper reports the findings of a research study designed to assess continuous progress of teacher candidate use of technology in the teacher education program at a large comprehensive university. The study examined data related to...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 515–537
Growing science apathy at the K-12 education level represents an alarming development with potentially devastating consequences at individual, societal and economic levels. Technology has been incorporated in science education without fundamentally...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 12, No. 2 (2001) pp. 229–247
This article discusses the process of developing educational-ly effective interactive learning environments in the context of a case study of a staff development program about out-comes- based course design. Aspects of educational design, ...
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development Vol. 25 (March 2014) pp. 77–91
This study brings together the theoretical and empirical practices of traditional informative education, radical transformative education, and sustainable education reform. An analysis of learning disability and constructivist learning are used to...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 2884–2886
This paper is a report on practical development of desktop videoconferencing for middle grades teacher preparation developed during a PT3 project. This paper will introduce the process of including National Board Certified teachers and their...
Understanding New Media Literacy: A Research Project and Digital Prototype for Literacy Instruction and Assessment
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 4774–4781
This paper reports on a research project which attempts to define literacy in ways meaningful for the information age, particularly for educators teaching diverse student populations. The project offers a prototype for the development of computer...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 305–311
In this paper we describe a design framework for an online social learning space for a community of practice involving amateur and professional paleontologists. This space will support a shared practice related to the domain of knowledge that we...
When the Divide Isn't Just Digital: How Technology-Enriched Afterschool Programs Help Immigrant Youth Find a Voice, a Place, and a Future
Afterschool Matters Vol. 7 (2008) pp. 1–11
The so-called "digital divide"--unequal access to information technology--is one of many social inequalities faced by individuals who are low-income, ethnic minorities, or immigrants. Surprisingly, the digital divide is even larger for...
AACE Journal Vol. 13, No. 3 (July 2005) pp. 251–270
The purpose of this paper is to report on the professional development model of Teacher Institute for Curriculum Knowledge about Integration of Technology (TICKIT). This paper will situate the TICKIT model with past findings from professional...
Topics: technology, Technology integration, k-12, teacher education, Integration, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum, teacher training, Professional Development, faculty development, problem based learning, Inclusive Education
A Study of West Virginia P-12 Teachers' Use of the Internet as a Professional and Instructional Tool
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 1633–1640
This paper is a report on the findings of a study investigating West Virginia P-12 teachers' use of the Internet as a professional and instructional tool. Descriptive in nature this study used both quantitative and qualitative methods. Based on an...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 4096–4098
In an exploratory study, characteristics of mid-career teacher’ technology integration beliefs and practices will be compared and contrasted under the lens of the TPCK framework. The theoretical and practical implications of the study will...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 3292–3298
Convergence of systems into a convenient device and federal funding commitment offer educators an opportunity to redefine assistive technology for students with special needs. Visual communication systems that once encompassed classroom walls now...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 515–522
In January of 2013 a case study was launched that seeks to identify essential conditions that embed media into higher education learner experiences. This educational media study, currently in its reporting phase, has gathered learner-directed study...
The Role of the Learning Resources Center in Instruction. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 71
New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 71 (1990)
With the availability of technologically advanced instructional delivery systems, and the educational reform efforts of state and federal governments, the role and importance of community college learning resource centers (LRC's) have expanded...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 954–962
The purpose of this study was to test the usability of a new citizen science mobile App, specifically for paleontology. The App, which was collaboratively designed and developed based upon extensive work understanding the needs and practice of a...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan 17, 2012) pp. 56–71
Heutagogy, a form of self-determined learning with practices and principles rooted in andragogy, has recently resurfaced as a learning approach after a decade of limited attention. In a heutagogical approach to teaching and learning, learners are...
A Collaboration of Five Teacher Training Institutions: Preparing Illinois educators for the 21st century
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 71–76
National-Louis University Southern Illinois University -Edwardsville
"Can Anyone Offer any Words of Encouragement?” Online Dialogue as a Support Mechanism for Preservice Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 16, No. 1 (2008) pp. 113–136
Isolation and a lack of support contribute to high attrition rates among novice teachers. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is one mechanism for providing anytime, anywhere support to teachers. Previous research in this area has focused on...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (June 2018) pp. 313–342
This article describes lessons learned from an applied literacy course in which preservice teachers partnered with a local middle school to teach literacy actively through podcast and digital graphic novel creation. Future teachers need equity...
Elements of collaborative discussion and shared problem solving in a voice-enhanced multiplayer game
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 1 (2011) pp. 23–50
This study focuses on investigating the nature of small-group collaborative interaction in a voice-enhanced multiplayer game called eScape. The aim was to analyse the elements of groups’ collaborative discussion and to explore the nature of the...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 4 (December 2015) pp. 437–444
Within the span of a month last summer, the field of educational technology lost two immensely valuable friends. Terrence Edmund “Terry” Markwart passed away on June 3, 2015, after a courageous battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. John C. Park, Ph.D.,...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1999 (April 1999)
New standards in the state of Virginia are being instituted to require that professional development programs for pre-service principals include experience with technology. This study was designed to identify relevant topics that should be part of...
Youth Views of Science and Engineering in a Program for Preparing Teachers to Use Educational Technology in STEM
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 3 (September 2018) pp. 508–537
As part of a graduate course for supporting K-12 teachers’ use of technology in teaching STEM subjects, teachers worked in teams to create workshops for youth at a community organization. Teachers used curriculum kits from the Engineering is...
An Explorations Approach to Summer Bridge at a Selective Liberal Arts College: One Path Toward Equalizing Student Success
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 19, No. 5 (Feb 27, 2019)
College recently restructured its Summer Bridge Program (SBP) course for incoming lowincome (LI) and first-generation (FG) college students from a non-majors’ biology course, “Issues in Biology,” to an interdisciplinary “Explorations in Science”...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 543–579
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Learning Communities, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Science, Pedagogy, Communication, Science Education, computer mediated communication, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
Asynchronous Discussion Forums: A Closer Look at the Structure, Focus and Group Dynamics that Facilitate Reflective Thinking
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 5, No. 1 (2005) pp. 93–115
The purpose of this study was to examine the potential of asynchronous discussion forums (ADFs) as a medium to facilitate reflective thinking among preservice teachers. Of particular interest was the extent and manner in which this potential varies...
Commentary: A Response to an Interview With Joseph South by the Teacher Education and Technology and Media Divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children
Marcia L. Rock; Sean Smith; Cathy Newman Thomas; Kelley Regan; Eleazar Vasquez III; Michael Kennedy; Lisa Dieker; Anya Evmenova; Cindy Okolo; Margaret Bausch
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 17, No. 3 (September 2017) pp. 301–311
Thriving in the digital age workplace requires, in part, professionals who think differently about how they prepare the next generation workforce. Teachers and teacher educators are no exception. When reflecting on how today’s teacher educators...
Preparing Pre-Service School Librarians for Science-Focused Collaboration with Pre-Service Elementary Teachers: The Design and Impact of a Cross-Class Assignment
School Library Research Vol. 18 (2015)
Numerous authors in the library and information science (LIS) field have called for more authentic collaborative experiences for students in school librarian education programs, particularly experiences that partner school library students with pre...
Examining the Role of Mentor Teacher Support in a Professional Learning Experience for Preservice Teachers on Integrating Computational Thinking into Elementary Science Education
Diane Jass Ketelhut; Emily Hestness; Lautaro Cabrera; Hannoori Jeong; Jandelyn Plane; J. Randy McGinnis
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2281–2285
We investigated preservice teachers’ (PSTs) (N=13) experiences in a professional development (PD) experience on integrating computational thinking (CT) into elementary science. A subgroup of PSTs (n=6) participated alongside their mentor teachers....
Toward an Understanding of Development of Learning to Solve Ill-Defined Problems in an Online Context: A Multi-Year Qualitative Exploratory Study
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 20, No. 1 (2016) pp. 95–109
The case study is a classic tool used in several educational programs that emphasizes solving of illdefined problems. Though it has been used in classroom-based teaching and educators have developed a rich repertoire of methods, its use in online...
Enacting Collective Design Intentions in an Online Graduate Level Introductory Instructional Technology Course
International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 6, No. 1 (Oct 28, 2015)
This design case will introduce how collective design intentions shared by a group of three program faculty for an online Instructional Technology (IT) Master’s program at the University of Tennessee (UT) were collaboratively identified and further...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 311–329
The author details a study of the feedback provided in four online courses and how adult students perceived and made use of that feedback. The relation of feedback to formative assessment is briefly considered. Students indicated a preference for...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 3106–3111
This paper discusses an online graduate course, Digital Media: Concepts and Production. The course is geared for students in Information and Library Science, most of whom are novices to Web 2.0 and digital media authorship. The class has been highly ...
"Doing Hair" and Literacy in an Afterschool Reading and Writing Workshop for African-American Adolescent Girls
Afterschool Matters Vol. 4 (2005) pp. 42–50
The term "doing hair" is utterly familiar. However, while the term can refer to simple acts of combing, brushing, washing, and styling hair, in the culture of adolescent African-American girls, doing hair is a social practice that...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 2315–2320
Abstract: This paper is a report of the findings of a research study purposed to assess teacher candidate use of technology at a large comprehensive university. The examination of data includes the results of the teacher candidate capstone project...
Navigating Transitions along Continuums. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (34th, Kalamazoo, Michigan, November 1-4, 2012)
These Proceedings are a written record of the research presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA 2012) held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, November 1-4, ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4784–4790
Abstract: This paper examines educational game design from the integration of these games into an 8th grade science classroom. The game design described couples an eighth grade science teacher, serving as the content specialist, with a software...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1731–1736
Abstract: We draw from research on the culture of higher education to describe the process of technology diffusion within a large teacher education program. We followed the activities of a small, diverse group of individuals administering a PT3...
Topics: Educational Technology
Global TIME 2011 (Feb 22, 2011) pp. 208–212
Abstract: This virtual poster session proposal addresses an innovative work-in-progress where service learning has been incorporated into an undergraduate educational technology teacher preparation course. Designed in a blended approach, teacher...
The Diversity Resource Center Database: Utilizing technology in education to create social equality.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 586–588
This brief paper focuses on the development of a Diversity Resource Center (DRC) database by faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech. The Diversity Resources Center database contributes a unique resource that seamlessly...
Afterschool Matters Vol. 9 (2009) pp. 34–41
Research in the out-of-school time (OST) field confirms a strong connection between professional development for staff and positive experiences and outcomes for youth. In recent years, the OST community has invested significant time and money into...
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Vol. 2009, No. 1 (2009)
A number of educational researchers have developed pedagogical approaches that involve the teacher in discovering and helping to correct misconceptions that students bring to their study of their subject matter. During the last decade, several...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3465–3470
This study examined a group of elementary preservice teachers who used Blackboard online learning software to instruct sixth grade students in an integrated technology-based project as part of a science methods course. All participants were also...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 4 (December 2015) pp. 514–540
Educating students in the 21st century has necessitated a shift in the way in which pre-service teachers are prepared to use, understand and interact with social media (e.g. blogs) in the classroom. This paradigmatic shift demonstrates a movement...
Utilizing Online Discussion to Support Reflection and Challenge Beliefs in Elementary Mathematics Methods Classrooms
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 4 (2002) pp. 447–465
A fundamentally important experience for preservice teachers (PSTs) in a mathematics methods course is the self-examination of beliefs about mathematics and the teaching and learning of mathematics. Research suggests that beliefs about mathematics...
Language and Literacy Spectrum Vol. 14 (2004) pp. 22–30
In the past, fluency has been considered a neglected area of reading instruction, but it is unequivocally an essential component of an effective reading program. For children to develop into confident, fluent readers, they must be exposed to a...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (September 2015) pp. 255–264
Although we would agree that the components of STEM do not need to be taught all together, all the time, authentic exemplary integrated STEM curricula are difficult to find. When educators refer to integrated STEM teaching and learning, they often...
Bridging Digital and Educational Divides: University Collaborations with Community Technology Centers, Part 1
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2778–2785
Digital transformations in communities and in education often lead to important convergences. The Learning, Equity, Achievement and Reform Network (LEARN), a PT3 project, has as a core strategy the identification and development of such positive...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 216–221
With the increased demand by accrediting bodies for program assessment with outcome data, many universities are seeking the aid of electronic data collection tools. Numerous electronic tools and systems have been developed. These tools vary widely...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 2036–2042
The purpose of the study was to identify the leadership practices of principals. A qualitative multiple-case study design was conducted to collect data from multiple sources. The sample was comprised of six elementary principals. The premise guiding ...