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A case study of the use of an inquiry-based instructional strategy with rural minority at-risk, middle grade students
A case study of the use of an inquiry@-based instructional strategy with rural minority at-risk, middle grade students (2006) pp. 1–183
This qualitative case study examined the influence that an inquiry-oriented technology-rich classroom environment had on eight economically disadvantaged African-American middle-grade males categorized as at-risk for academic failure. The technology ...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 1714–1717
This paper presents ongoing research into creating dialogic enquiry in an online community. There is evidence that the dialogic approach provides for better understanding of key concepts necessary for complex problem solving in the traditional...
Engaging Students in Environmental Research Projects: Perceptions of Fluency with Innovative Technologies and Levels of Scientific Inquiry Abilities
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 48, No. 1 (January 2011) pp. 94–116
The purpose of this mixed-method study was to investigate the changes in high school students' perceptions of fluency with innovative technologies (IT) and the levels of students' scientific inquiry abilities as a result of engaging students in long-...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3097–3104
Abstract: Community in online environments is often mentioned as a necessary condition for learning. To promote community, the authors offered a course forum, "Harp and Dwell," where teacher-learners could build community if they chose. Using an...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 2176–2185
This paper investigates the characteristics of the constitution and management process of a virtual learning community created by a specialization course, which used TelEduc environment to host their interactive classes. It introduces the virtual...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 3437–3444
Despite the growing popularity of robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League, robotics activities are typically not found in regular K-12 classrooms. We speculate that, among other reasons, limited adoption is due to the lack of empirical...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 23, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 209–225
Facilitating students’ critical thinking in asynchronous discussions is important in online learning environments. Since students need to be self-regulated in online learning, the instructors are expected to scaffold students by providing structure...
The Design of Authentic Inquiry for Online Knowledge-Constructive Interaction and Self-Regulated Learning Processes
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 2013) pp. 25–39
This study examined students’ self-regulated learning processes and satisfaction within an authentic, inquiry-based learning module in a graduate-level online course. In this design-based case study, a WebQuest-based, authentic learning module was...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2703–2708
Thirty-six Nevada educators, both primary and secondary, took part in the Nevada Educators Really Doing Science (NERDS) 2010 program. During this process, participants were introduced to and utilized a variety of technologies and the inquiry method...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2529–2536
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how the Evidence-Based Inquiry (EBI) methodology is being used as a means for using direct evidence for the continuous improvement of teaching practices. This paper and presentation will introduce the EBI...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jun 15, 2007)
This paper reports the findings of a qualitative research study designed to investigate the opportunities and obstacles presented by a digital library for supporting teaching and learning in an inquiry-based undergraduate geology course. Data for...
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 2010) pp. 1–13
In this paper, a study of how adult vocational educators develop authenticity in their teaching within a Canadian community college context is presented. Six participants from different disciplines, five of whom were relatively new teachers, and one ...
Deepening Understanding of Inquiry Teaching and Learning with E-Portfolios in a Teacher Preparation Program
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 31, No. 3 (Oct 15, 2005)
This paper describes the first stages of a project focusing on the use of preservice-teacher-generated e-Portfolios as a means of documenting and assessing inquiry-based teaching and learning. The project is designed to explore ways in which...
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 12, No. 1 (Dec 17, 2010) pp. 124–127
Ryerson University’s Prior Learning and Competency Evaluation and Documentation (PLACED) program is funded by the Government of Ontario to engage internationally educated professionals (IEPs), employers, and regulatory/occupational bodies in the use ...
Inquiry-Based Learning and E-Mentoring via Videoconference: A Study of Mathematics and Science Learning of Canadian Rural Students
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 58, No. 6 (December 2010) pp. 729–753
This research seeks to (1) establish a feasible development and implementation model for an inquiry-based learning environment with e-mentoring using videoconference, and (2) apply the model to examine its impact on rural students' learning. To...
Gráinne Conole; Eileen Scanlon; Lucinda Kerawalla; Paul Mulholland; Stamatin Anastopoulou; Canan Blake
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2065–2074
The University of Nottingham and the Open University are partners in a ca. £1.2m project to help school students learn the skills of modern science. The three-year project, Personal Inquiry (PI) (funded by the UK ESRC and EPSRC research councils),...
The Effects of Technology-Supported Socioscientific Inquiry (SSI) on Student Achievement and Attitudes Towards Science
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2594–2599
The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of socio-scientific inquiry (SSI) instruction on student achievement and attitudes towards science. Specifically, this study addressed the following research questions: 1. What impact does...
Topics: Science Education
Collaborative Inquiry in Co-constructing a Better Understanding of Effectively Using ICT in Chinese Learning
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3651–3663
This collaborative inquiry project brings together Chinese Language teachers, curriculum specialists and researchers to co-construct better understanding of using ICT to enhance Chinese learning for primary school students in Singapore. Four data...
Global Learn 2010 (May 17, 2010) pp. 1878–1887
This paper puts forward an argument for a group-oriented generative approach to induction and transition as a way of addressing both a cognitive and a situative view of development (Anderson, Greeno, Reder, & Simon, 2000) that are mutually...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1994 (1994) pp. 652–656
I have learned so much from my peers. Sometimes when I’m reading someone’s e-mail entry, I picture all of us back [on campus] in Chambers Building sitting in a circle discussing all kinds of topics. I value what my peers have to say and this project ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 39–44
This paper describes a course designed for K-8 science and mathematics teachers to learn how to teach using an inquiry approach within a technology-rich environment. The World Wide Web and calculator-based data collection devices are the primary...
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 3, No. 3 (July 2012) pp. 1–15
Critical theory is one of the most influential theoretical frameworks influencing scholarship within the field of adult and community education. This chapter outlines what constitute the chief elements of critical theory using Horkheimer’s (1937...
Teaching and Learning Numerical Analysis and Optimization: A Didactic Framework and Applications of Inquiry-Based Learning
Higher Education Studies Vol. 8, No. 1 (2018) pp. 42–57
The main objective of this paper is to propose a didactic framework for teaching Applied Mathematics in higher education. After describing the structure of the framework, several applications of inquiry-based learning in teaching numerical analysis...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jan 17, 2012) pp. 1–16
There have been numerous calls for research that demonstrates how open education resources (OERs) are actually being used. This case study sought to shed light on the users of a well-visited set of modular music-education materials published at...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1912–1915
Successful learning communities connect participants so that they can share ideas and construct knowledge in a safe, collegial atmosphere. The benefits included reduced isolation as a result of educators from multiple constituencies working...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 11, No. 1 (2000) pp. 51–84
In this paper we report on the Probability Inquiry Environment (PIE), which facilitates the development of probabilistic reasoning by making available collaborative inquiry activities and student-controlled simulations. These activities guide middle ...
The evolution of ARTI: An online tool to promote classroom-based technology outcomes via teacher inquiry
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 36–41
It is widely recognized that action research leads to a series of benefits for teachers including improved practice, heightened professionalism and activism for positive educational change. More recent research has also suggested that teacher...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1106–1110
This round table discussion will demonstrate a unique online collaboration tool as well as underlying instructional strategies currently being utilized to support the peer editing process in an online, graduate grants writing course. Additionally,...
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 8, No. 3 (July 2016) pp. 19–34
Schools have been islands isolated from mobile technologies for a long time. In Finland, schools are investing in mobile technologies with the aim of providing a tablet for each student. This trend enables classes to adopt practices where students...
A narrative approach to studying the diversification of inquiry learning across instructional settings
Nico Rutten; Wouter van Joolingen; Gerdi Haverkamp-Hermans; Franz Bogner; Thomas Kretschmer; Christian Stracke; Petros Lameras; Augusto Chioccariello; Rosa Doran; Rdiger Tiemann; Timotheos Kastrinogiannis; Jasminka Maravic; Yvonne Crotty; Claire Kelly; Vassiliki Markaki; Angelos Lazoudis; Jani Koivula; Dimitris Polymatidis
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 11, No. 2 (Aug 31, 2015)
In this study we followed a narrative approach to investigate the function that digital, interactive tools can fulfill in inquiry teaching and learning. Such a narrative can be conceived as 'talking through' a lesson in which a teacher supports...
TCC Worldwide Online Conference 2009 (2009) pp. 79–91
The Math Forum is an enduring virtual community. The aliveness of this community was measured using seven principles derived by Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder (2002) as design principles for communities of practice: (1) Design for evolution. (2) Open a ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1969–1976
This paper presents an exploration of the community experience in online settings where the development of a learning community was a key instructional aim. The inquiry used the Learning Community Development Model (Brook & Oliver, 2003) to guide...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2963–2969
The early years of teaching are often the most difficult for beginning teachers, as they struggle with complex issues of teaching and learning in relative isolation. One possible solution is that of new teacher groups, where beginning teachers...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 1529–1534
Building Community through Telecollaboration (BCT) is a province-wide initiative with educators and administrators from English school boards across Quebec. It aims to encourage, facilitate and support collaboration among students, teachers and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 990–997
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3257–3263
The best practices session will focus on principles of student engagement and constructivism to create opportunities for inservice teachers and school counselors to integrate new knowledge and best practices from their graduate programs into their...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1694–1695
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a tool of exploration. And, GIS technology can be used to integrate technology in the K-12 inquiry-based classroom. These areas of integration include social studies, geography, earth science, math and...
Internal structure of virtual communications in communities of inquiry in higher education: Phases, evolution and participants' satisfaction
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 46, No. 6 (Nov 01, 2015) pp. 1295–1311
This study investigates the phases of development of synchronous and asynchronous virtual communication produced in a community of inquiry (CoI) by analyzing the internal structure of each intervention in the forum and each chat session to determine ...
Effect of Inquiry-Based Computer Simulation Modeling on Pre-service Teachers’ Understanding of Homeostasis and their Perceptions of Design Features
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 35, No. 3 (July 2016) pp. 225–248
This study investigated the effect of an inquiry-based computer simulation modeling (ICoSM) instructional approach on pre-service science teachers’ understanding of homeostasis and its related concepts, and their perceived design features of the...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 1575–1578
This paper describes the development challenges of an online learning community for teaching science as inquiry. Fourteen teachers part of the a cohort of teachers patterns of participation were examined via activity logs. Though teachers were...
Technology integration in inquiry-based learning: An evaluation study of students' implementation and perceptions of a Web-based electronic portfolio
Technology@integration in inquiry@-based@learning: An evaluation study of students' implementation and perceptions of a Web-based electronic@portfolio (2001) pp. 1–382
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of students' experience with a new on-line computer tool and its potential effects on their learning process in the context of EDIS 542 Language, Literacy, and Culture—an English Education...
Inquiry-Based Educational Design for Large-Scale High School Astronomy Projects Using Real Telescopes
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 6 (2015) pp. 747–760
In this paper, we outline the theory behind the educational design used to implement a large-scale high school astronomy education project. This design was created in response to the realization of ineffective educational design in the initial early ...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 41, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 56–68
This study investigated novel pedagogies for helping teachers infuse inquiry into a standards‐based science curriculum. Using a multi‐user virtual environment (MUVE) as a pedagogical vehicle, teams of middle‐school students collaboratively solved...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug 01, 2004)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 1066–1072
The purpose of this exploratory study is to examine factors that may predict graduate students’ development of a collaborative community of inquiry (as measured by the Community of Inquiry scale) within a 3D immersive learning environment. Questions ...
Technology-Enhanced Inquiry Tools in Science Education: An Emerging Pedagogical Framework for Classroom Practice
Science Education Vol. 91, No. 6 (November 2007) pp. 1010–1030
Researchers and practitioners have attempted to identify technologies that support students' scientific understanding, activities and support practices that facilitate students' inquiry processes, and methods to sustain technology-enhanced...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 1527–1531
Wikis, as a medium to deliver distance learning offers a learning environment that engages and empowers online learners. Wikis offer benefits not typically found in traditional content management systems such as interaction, creativity, virtual...
A study of dynamic design dualities in a Web@-supported community@of@practice for teachers (2002) pp. 1–194
The purpose of this study was to explore, through a qualitative case study, the complex and dynamic nature of design dualities that emerged when teachers and developers interacted to co-develop a Web-supported teachers' community of practice. The...
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2017) pp. 16–38
The authors describe the design and formative evaluation of a sensor toolkit for Android smartphones and tablets that supports inquiry-based science learning. The Sense-it app enables a user to access all the motion, environmental and position...
Online Learning Journal Vol. 21, No. 2 (Jun 15, 2017)
Instructors play a role in helping online students develop a sense of community in virtual classrooms, but little is known about instructors\u2019 roles in online graduate programs. To explore the ways in which online instructors helped students...