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Learning presence: Towards a theory of self-efficacy, self-regulation, and the development of a communities of inquiry in online and blended learning environments
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 4 pp. 1721–1731
In this paper we examine the Community of Inquiry framework (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) suggesting that the model may be enhanced through a fuller articulation of the roles of online learners. We present the results of a study of 3165...
Scaling-up Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning Techniques for Teaching Large Information Systems Courses
Journal of Learning Design Vol. 7, No. 3 pp. 23–38
Promoting engagement during lectures becomes significantly more challenging as class sizes increase. Therefore, lecturers need to experiment with new teaching methodologies to embolden deep learning outcomes and to develop interpersonal skills...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2017 (Oct 17, 2017) pp. 338–353
The subject of keeping online learners engaged is a content concern in online learning This paper suggests that creating a sense of community among online learners can help learners better engage in the course, create a richer learning experience,...
Supporting the Technology-Enhanced Collaborative Inquiry and Design Project: A Teacher's Reflections on Practices
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice Vol. 17, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 51–72
In this study, we argue that a teacher has a crucial role in leading students into collaborative inquiry-learning practices. While many studies have given the impression that students are able to engage in inquiry processes on their own, the role of ...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 14, No. 5 (Oct 31, 2013)
This article examines the effects of teaching behaviors in online university classes, focusing on the agreement among class members. Literature on group leaders’ effects on group agreement about workplace climate is reviewed. Hypotheses are...
Web-based Study Environments: Online Digital Collections Designed to Promote Authentic Historical Inquiry
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 1184–1185
This paper describes a web-based study environment on Spanish colonialism designed to support sustained exploration of online primary source documents for the purposes of authentic historical inquiry. Design, development, and evaluation of the web-...
Topics: Educational Technology
Creative Synthesis and TPACK: Supporting Teachers Through a Technology and Inquiry-Rich Graduate Degree Program
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 4 (December 2013) pp. 386–418
This study offers a new way to assess TPACK within the context of a graduate program revitalized to focus on new literacies. Whereas previous studies have focused on teacher lesson planning or modeling best practices, our research examines TPACK by...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1855–1860
This paper is a report on an experimental model of Net-Seminar tailored to train teachers in transforming their teaching by promoting a constructivistic teaching practice and an instructional approaches computer-enhanced that enables pupils to...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2775–2778
Inquiry-based and constructivist activities can invigorate teaching and motivate students to take charge of their own learning, understand multiple perspectives, and develop high level reasoning skills. Research shows that project-based activities...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 195–200
The concept of learning communities has been around for a long time. The explosion of the internet and digital technology have given rise to online communities that make it possible for people of learn collaboratively across the world without...
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The purpose of this study was to foster dialogue among sixteen community college students regarding their experiences with computer technology. Educators, parents, administrators, and policy makers aren't listening closely enough to students...
Fourth-grade students' experiences during the creation of a technology-enriched community history project
Fourth-grade students' experiences during the creation of a technology@-enriched community history project (2003) pp. 1–216
This study examined the experiences of fourth grade students in the construction of a community's history in a technology-enriched environment. Observations and interviews examined the students' experiences with technology and their understanding of ...
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Community colleges face extraordinary challenges in the 21st century. Driven by the economic downturn, shrinking state funding, and limited facilities, these forces have created a significant impact on community college enrollments as well as...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 6 (2018) pp. 776–788
The purpose of this research is to better understand community formation in MOOCs through employing combined lenses of connectivism, rhizomatic learning, actor-network theory, community of practice, and community of inquiry. In a sequential...
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 812–820
Within the theme of --Curriculum, technology and transformation for an unknown future|| it seems appropriate to present an image of seeing and doing things differently that comes from outside of formal education. The context for this story comes...
Asuncion Martinez; Luis Pedro Gutiérrez Cuenca; Estibaliz Jimenez de Aberasturi; Jose Miguel Correa Gorospe; Alex Ibañez Etxeberria
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3341–3346
In this article we describe and reflect upon the constant evolution of the student teaching (practicum) of the last four years at the School of Teacher Education at the University of the Basque Country, Donostia-San Sebastián. The faculty members...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3722–3728
Teaching can be an isolating endeavor with little opportunity to share best practices or engage in sustained professional community. By way of example, this paper suggests successful strategies for building an authentic community of practice in the...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) p. 430
The purposes of this study were to develop, refine, and field test the Sense of Learning Community Index (SLCI), and to determine its validity and reliability for use with college students in traditional and distance education environments. The 40-...
Research trends web-based inquiry learning in science education: A review of publications in selected journals from 2001 to 2014
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1256–1262
The purpose of the present paper is to offer an analysis of research trends web-based inquiry learning in science education, and to present suggestions for future studies. This study compiled data on 45 articles in Korea and abroad. The content...
International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (Jun 30, 2016)
Current science education reforms and the new standards (Next Generation Science Standards [NGSS], 2013) advocate that K-12 students gain proficiency in the knowledge-generating practices of scientists. These practices include argumentation,...
Impact of a Professional Development Program Using Data-Loggers on Science Teachers’ Attitudes towards Inquiry-Based Teaching
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 303–325
This study examined how a professional development program which incorporates the use of electronic data-loggers could impact on science teachers’ attitudes towards inquiry-based teaching. The participants were 28 science or technology teachers who...
Historical Skills in Compulsory Education: Assessment, Inquiry Based Strategies and Students' Argumentation
Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research (NAER Journal) Vol. 5, No. 2 (Jul 15, 2016) pp. 130–136
This paper makes a reflection on the assessment of historical thinking in compulsory education. First, the article reflects on the type of knowledge that is being evaluated (memory or understanding). According to current thinking, assessment should...
Using Teacher Inquiry About, and Exposure to, Mobile Technologies As a Means to Advance Student Engagement
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2366–2371
This presentation will provide an overview of a yearlong professional development sequence meant to use teacher inquiry about, and exposure to, mobile technologies as a means to advance student engagement. Based on the activities of a state funded...
Using Google Tools for Authentic Learning and Progressive Inquiry in 21st Century Faculty Development
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 1267–1270
This poster illustrates how Google tools have been used to create and support authentic e-learning and the process of progressive inquiry in a higher education teachers’ certificate program implemented by Tampere University of Applied Sciences in...
Cross-Cultural Learning and Mentoring: Autoethnographical Narrative Inquiry with Dr. Malcolm Shepherd Knowles
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 26–36
Dr. Malcolm Shepherd Knowles popularized andragogy as the theory of adult learning and was referred to as the Father of Adult Education in the United States (US). As his doctoral students, the authors had extensive personal contacts with him. This...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1417–1424
What happens when an inquiry-based teacher education program encounters a province-mandated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum? This paper reports on the second year of technology integration efforts in an inquiry-based...
SMART-COP - Legitimate Peripheral Participation in the Science Math Association of Rural Teacher’s Community of Practice
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 1143–1147
The evolving community of practice among rural K-12 teachers in Rural Oklahoma is experiencing a radical transformation from conventional ideas of Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Discovery. In changing situations of knowledge acquisition and...
Using Online Communities of Inquiry to Facilitate Nurses to Reflect on Clinical Practice. Report from a Focus Group Study.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2187–2193
The purpose of this study was to develop, deliver and evaluate a web based resource that could potentially facilitate registered nurses to critically reflect on their clinical practice. The study was guided by a 2 stage action research framework...
Negotiating epistemological challenges in thinking and practice: A case study of a literacy and inquiry tool as a mediator of professional conversation
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 6 (August 2008) pp. 1645–1657
This study examines how a Humanities team engaged in professional conversation to refine and implement a literacy and inquiry tool in an Asian Studies curriculum. Drawing on socio-cultural perspectives of teacher learning and theories of tools as...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 5460–5465
Abstract: For the next two decades at least, a small, significant percentage of educational work in South Africa will be devoted to research among adults with little education, but research requires informed consent. To honestly obtain informed...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 1 (March 2019) pp. 97–116
This study investigated the domain and practice of an online community of practice formed by English language teachers (ELTs) on Twitter as a professional learning network (PLN). A “Communities of Practice” framework (Wenger, 1998; Wenger-Trayner &...
Authentic Online Discussions: A Narrative Inquiry into Sharing Leadership and Facilitation among Teachers and Students
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2019) pp. 165–189
Asynchronous discussion is one of the most prevalent pedagogical strategies used in online education, yet this frequency of use has meant that its implementation has often not been supported by a robust understanding of how it should be designed and ...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 4 (Sep 12, 2012) pp. 228–249
Distance learning technologies offer a multitude of ways to build interaction into online courses to support learning. Based on social constructivism theory, this study explored which types of interaction are most predictive of students’ sense of...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 641–665
The proliferation of online course designs has changed the learning environments for many students and professors. Recommendations for best practice in online course design frequently include maximizing students' online peer connections, with the...
A Blended Multisite Distance Workshop in Mathematics Using Inquiry, Technology and Collaboration: An Initial Report
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 340–347
A blended distance learning workshop was conducted at The University of Akron for inservice mathematics teachers of grades 8 – 12. Multipoint interactive video conferencing was utilized to deliver interactive sessions between the university and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 665–670
The method by which student teachers at the University of Calgary are prepared to meet technology requirements for teacher certification has been made obsolete by the introduction of a new inquiry-based teacher education program. Combined with a...
Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication 2002 (Mar 23, 2002)
The learning goals that inform service learning as a whole can contribute to the computers and writing field significantly. This paper demonstrates how two lines of inquiry can be furthered, community-based writing and computers and writing, through ...
Community College Journal of Research and Practice Vol. 42, No. 4 (2018) pp. 274–288
This retrospective study evaluates early semester predictors of whether or not community college students will successfully complete blended or hybrid courses. These predictors are available to faculty by the fourth week of the semester. Success is...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 1372–1375
This virtual session presents experiences from the early stage of a collaboration to incorporate social networking tools into a nationwide conservation-education professional development program in the People’s Republic of China. Prior to the launch ...
Beginning teacher network: The design of an online community of practice for beginning teachers in Australia
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 3251–3258
The high attrition rate of teachers in their first five years of teaching coupled with an ageing teacher profile necessitates innovative approaches to beginning teacher support and professional development. This paper argues (and provides a...
Creating A Virtual Community of Practice: Technology Fellows Teaching and Learning Collaboration Project - The University of Memphis
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 1021–1025
The University of Memphis Advanced Learning Center at the FedEx Institute of Technology has developed and successfully conducted (May 2004-2005)the Technology Fellows Teaching and Learning Collaboration Project, a Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP)...
Coming to know in the ‘eye of the storm’: A beginning teacher's introduction to different versions of teacher community
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 2013) pp. 25–38
Through the metaphor, “learning to teach in the ‘eye of the storm’”, a beginning teacher's experiences of teaching in one of America's diverse urban campuses become known. Three themes of global significance emerge: (1) the similarities and...
Online Learning for Human Rights Education: Qualitative inquiry into international educators’ online learning experiences
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1709–1716
This research explores how diverse international educators engaged in a 12-week online course about context-sensitive and controversial issues related to human rights education (HRE). For fifteen months, I conducted a series of online inquiries and...
Topics: Professional Development
Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 9, No. 3 (Sep 22, 2013)
The popularity of Knowledge Management (KM) has increased rapidly from the 1990’s, and the subject has become a central topic of management philosophy. KM should be seen within the broader context of the relevant changes taking place in the global...
Enabling Teacher-Led Innovation and Research: A Conceptual Design of an Inquiry Framework for ICT-Enhanced Teacher Innovation
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3484–3493
Teachers’ deliberative inquiry into their own practices and continuous knowledge-building are essential contributors to the sustainable high-quality Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in everyday teaching and learning. This...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 1619–1622
In this paper we focus on the use of computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL) in an organizational setting. The program we use is Web-Knowledge Forum. Although there is a lot of experience in using Knowledge Forum in a classroom setting,...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 12, No. 1 (Dec 17, 2010) pp. 144–150
Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) is the practice of reviewing, evaluating, and acknowledging the information, skills, and understanding that adult learners have gained through experiential or self-directed (informal) learning rather...
The Effects of Community-based Technologies on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Higher Education
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 786–795
This paper provides a brief about the impacts of using community-based technologies (CBT) on deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students in higher education. The impacts covered DHH students’ social interaction, academic achievement, and satisfaction in ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1355–1361
Inquiry-based and constructivist activities can invigorate teaching and motivate students to take charge of their own learning, understand multiple perspectives, and develop reasoning skills. Research shows that inquiry-based activities improve...
Gaining Insight Into K-12 Educators’ Learning Experiences With Computer-Mediated Communications Via Qualitative Inquiry
International Journal of Educational Telecommunications Vol. 2, No. 4 (1996) pp. 291–310
As schools all over the world struggle to gain access to the Internet, many opportunities arise for sharing information that prevents every school from recreating the wheel. This study provides insight to the experiences of 57 K-12 teachers who are...