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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2019–2024
Faculty members who teach in the Second Life environment face many challenges in planning, teaching, and evaluating instruction. This session focuses on a demonstration of a unique Second Life teaching environment, an explanation of the creation of ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 32–35
Professors from a large southeastern university were interested in determining student preferences in receiving instructor feedback about their assignments. Both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in teacher education courses were surveyed ...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 35, No. 1 (January 2016) pp. 5–31
This exploratory study examined the influence of different virtual manipulative (VM) types on the nature of student pairs’ techno-mathematical discourse (TMD). Three fifth-grade student pairs participated in 9 sessions of mathematics instruction...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 654–661
Merging play with learning, Second Life virtual worlds allow educators to reach students who grew up in the digital age. By piggy-backing off of the technology that students utilize for gaming and exploration, Second Life has become an immersive...
The Power of Collaboration: Second Life Faculty Members and Support Personnel Share Facilities, Ideas, and Research
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 536–537
Steeped in the Constructivist Theory, the Second Life environment offers prospects for new types of collaborative and participative teaching, learning, and research. Two faculty members and a support person work together to share teaching strategies,...
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 11, No. 3 (2012) pp. 103–120
The purpose of this study was to examine pictorial representations, whether in static or dynamic modalities, and their impact on student learning in a classroom with low-achieving students. The investigation emerged from a classroom teacher's action ...
Topics: Elementary Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 1556–1561
Graduate students and university professors of education have different perspectives on which pedagogical methods are viewed as most effective in distance education courses. The researchers explored the interaction that exists between learning...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3990–3995
More students with disabilities are entering postsecondary programs than in previous years (Samuels, 2005). This trend corresponds with the increasing use of distance learning as an instructional delivery model for postsecondary learners. Effective...
Taking Steps Together: A Family- and Community-Based Obesity Intervention for Urban, Multiethnic Children
Health Education & Behavior Vol. 42, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 194–201
Objectives: Successful childhood obesity intervention models that build sustainable behavioral change are needed, particularly in low-income, ethnic minority communities disparately affected by this problem. Method: Families were referred to Taking...
A Study Comparing Virtual Manipulatives with Other Instructional Treatments in Third-and Fourth-Grade Classrooms
Patricia Moyer-Packenham; Joseph Baker; Arla Westenskow; Katie Anderson; Jessica Shumway; Kati Rodzon; Kerry Jordan
Journal of Education Vol. 193, No. 2 (2013) pp. 25–39
The study reported here examined virtual manipulatives as an instructional treatment in 17 third- and fourth-grade classrooms. Students were randomly assigned to two treatment groups: texts and physical manipulatives, and virtual manipulatives....
Four Cases of a Sociocultural Approach to Mobile Learning in "La Clase Mágica," an Afterschool Technology Club
Linda Prieto; María G. Arreguín-Anderson; Timothy T. Yuen; Lucila D. Ek; Patricia Sánchez; Margarita Machado-Casas; Adriana García
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 24, No. 2 (2016) pp. 345–356
This paper presents four projects in which mobile devices are used to support authentic learning in an afterschool technology club, "La Clase Mágica" (LCM@UTSA), designed to motivate underrepresented elementary school children in science,...
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Joseph Baker; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Jessica F. Shumway; Kerry E. Jordan
REDIMAT - Journal of Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (2014) pp. 121–150
The purpose of this study was to determine variables that predict performance when virtual manipulatives are used for mathematics instruction. This study used a quasi-experimental design. This design was used to determine variables that predict...
Using Open-Response Fraction Items to Explore the Relationship between Instructional Modalities and Students' Solution Strategies
Jessica F. Shumway; Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Joseph M. Baker; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Stephen I. Tucker; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Kerry E. Jordan
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 4, No. 2 (2016) pp. 112–132
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between instructional modality used for teaching fractions and third- and fourth-grade students' responses and strategies to open-response fraction items. The participants were 155 third...
Young Children’s Learning Performance and Efficiency when Using Virtual Manipulative Mathematics iPad Apps
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Jessica F. Shumway; Emma Bullock; Stephen I. Tucker; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Arla Westenskow; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Cathy Maahs-Fladung; Juergen Symanzik; Salif Mahamane; Beth MacDonald; Kerry Jordan
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 34, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 41–69
Part of a larger initiation mixed methods study (Greene, Caracelli, & Graham, 1989), this paper discusses the changes in young children’s learning performance and efficiency (one element of the quantitative portion of the larger study) during...
The Role of Affordances in Children's Learning Performance and Efficiency When Using Virtual Manipulative Mathematics Touch-Screen Apps
Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham; Emma K. Bullock; Jessica F. Shumway; Stephen I. Tucker; Christina M. Watts; Arla Westenskow; Katie L. Anderson-Pence; Cathy Maahs-Fladung; Jennifer Boyer-Thurgood; Hilal Gulkilik; Kerry Jordan
Mathematics Education Research Journal Vol. 28, No. 1 (2016) pp. 79–105
This paper focuses on understanding the role that affordances played in children's learning performance and efficiency during clinical interviews of their interactions with mathematics apps on touch-screen devices. One hundred children, ages 3 to 8, ...