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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...
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...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 2, No. 2 pp. 87–105
The purpose of this study is to provide conceptual order and a tool for the use of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and computer conferencing in supporting an educational experience. Central to the study introduced here is a model of community...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug 01, 2004)
Journal of Research in Rural Education Vol. 13, No. 1 (1997) pp. 5–27
In a year-long study of classroom reform toward more constructivist teaching and learning practices, 125 rural seventh graders engaged in design-based inquiry and learned research and communication skills by designing hypermedia materials to teach...
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 27, No. 1 (Sep 11, 2013)
This study aimed to investigate the existence of cognitive presence as one of the elements of Community of Inquiry framework in virtual centers of undergraduate students of science and technology. To achieve the purpose of this study, first a...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2016 (Nov 14, 2016) pp. 145–150
This paper examines community building in the blended learning classroom and the social and cultural implications of providing authentic learning experiences. In two blended classrooms at two different academic institutions, community building and...
Topics: Implementation Examples & Issues
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...
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 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2351–2356
The paper characterizes the differences between physical learning community and virtual learning community and claims that virtual learning community is one of the most significant ingredients in networked learning environments. Two empirical...
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education Vol. 41, No. 1 (2013) pp. 44–49
The Biology Department at Salt Lake Community College has used the IMG-ACT toolbox to introduce a genome mapping and annotation exercise into the laboratory portion of its Cell Biology course. This project provides students with an authentic inquiry-...
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...
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...
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 8, No. 4 (2005) pp. 161–177
The concept of a community of practice (CoP) is prevalent in several venues for teachers' professional development, especially in online environments. However, there are few descriptive accounts that effectively represent a CoP in a manner that will ...
(2010) pp. 1–181
California Community Colleges serve a diverse student population, and the "open door" policy of the institution admits many students who are academically unprepared for college level work. However, the hiring standards for community college...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) p. 71
Teachers have difficulties creating inquiry based classrooms that develop student understandings of scientific inquiry and nature of science. Our Habitat Tracker project has as its goal, to develop a field-tested version of an intervention...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2013 (Oct 21, 2013) pp. 767–777
New literacy has become an important set of knowledge and skills students need to participate fully into their civic life in a global era. The optimal way of cultivating these literacy skills lies in the successful integration of technology into...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 226–236
Abstract: We report on the recent activities of PRISM, an electronic hub to support integration of digital resources into K – 12th-grade STEM classrooms for Indiana teachers. Specifically, this presentation gives a description and an assessment of ...
21st Century Learning and Teaching through Integrating Technology into Inquiry-Based Professional Development
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2055–2060
Abstract: This paper will report on the results of the eleventh year of Nevada Educators Really Doing Science (NERDS). NERDS creates professional development for learning science content and the inquiry method of teaching science. Eighteen primary...
Introducing 3D Printing to the classroom using inquiry: A case study describing implementation, challenges and successes
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 1597–1605
This paper present a case study of the implementation of 3D printer technology into a grade 3 classroom. The case described took place over a six-month period where the 3D printer was completely new to the technology-interested teacher. The purpose...
The desire for and design of teacher professional development: A community of practice in the making?
The desire for and design of teacher professional@development: A community@of@practice in the making? (2003) pp. 1–327
In various forms of educational literature, the word “community” is used to designate one of the primary goals of professional development. Phrases like “learning communities,” “professional communities,” and “communities of practice” are becoming...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 61, No. 6 (2017) pp. 595–602
A sense of belonging to a learning community has been identified as one of the factors contributing to greater student satisfaction and persistence in online education programs. Using the community of inquiry framework as a theoretical guide, the...
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...
Social Network Analysis of Students' Participation and Presence in a Community of Educational Blogging
Interactive Technology and Smart Education Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013) pp. 15–30
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on an investigation of university students' participation and learning presence in a blogging activity, designed to support collaborative learning. There are three main reasons justifying the current...
What Will Keep the Fish Alive? Exploring Intersections of Designing, Making, and Inquiry Among Middle School Learners
International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jun 24, 2017)
We can see why educators are drawn to making; maker environments hold tremendous potential for engaging learners in both (a) building and representing their knowledge and (b) fostering opportunities for seeing the world in new ways. This potential...
Using Digital Primary Sources and Technology Tools to Engage Students in Inquiry and Project-Based Learning
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 4198–4201
A digital history project called the Plantation Letters is designed to inform students about the community experiences of enslaved persons living on multiple plantations owned by the Cameron family of North Carolina. The project models promising...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 241–246
While current research tends to show that interaction and community lead to more positive learning outcomes, could it be that today’s students, as busy as they are, would prefer and perform just as well in distance learning environments where these...
How an Online Teacher Community Supports Teachers' Professional Development: eTRAIN Online Teacher Community
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (Jun 24, 2013) pp. 1473–1479
This paper is aimed to understand how online learning community of practice supports teachers’ professional development, especially how pre-service teachers benefit from the interaction with other teaching professionals in the online learning...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2225–2233
Advances in computer technology are changing the face of education. With the growth of online education, each year additional teachers are using some form of media allowing them to communicate with and present content to members of their classes. In ...
Perceptions of students and instructors of online and Web-enhanced course effectiveness in community colleges
Perceptions of students and instructors of online and Web@-enhanced course effectiveness in community@colleges (2007) pp. 1–236
The dramatic rise in online learning over the past 10 years has been especially evident in Associates Degree granting institutions with 72% of administrators agreeing that online learning is part of their institution's long-term strategy. Allen and...
Assessing the Effects of Social Presence and Teacher Presence on the Quality of Critical Inquiry for Online Discussions
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 840–845
Garrison, Archer & Anderson (2000) suggest that social presence and teacher presence are essential for promoting critical discourse within online learning communities. Their adaptation of Dewey's (1993) practical inquiry model was used to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 1884–1889
The goal of this exploratory project is to create a comprehensive list of characteristics, challenges, and necessary actions for developing and maintaining an online community of practice made up of foreign language and business faculty at the...
Distributed Collaborative Research Model: Meaningful and Responsive Inquiry in Technology and Teacher Education
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 25, No. 4 (2009) pp. 127–133
Researchers in technology and teacher education have been charged with designing inquiry methods that speak broadly about the impact of technology in the preparation of teachers, beyond what is possible through the use of localized case studies and...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) p. 2617
While the science education community values inquiry-based science instruction, implementation at the K-12 level remains illusive. Public school science teachers often site problems with time, supplies and equipment as reasons for not implementing...
The Role of Discussion Boards in Facilitating Communities of Inquiry: A Case of ICT and Sociology Courses at Zagreb School of Economics and Management
Annual WSEAS/IASME International Conference on Educational Technologies (EDUTE) 2009 (2009)
The study focuses on the use of technology to design an electronic learning community for students. The importance of social experience in education and social participation through communication is examined through discussion boards of two...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 292–296
The Extended Physics Community Consortium will author Learn Anytime Anywhere Physics (LAAP). LAAP will provide both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences for undergraduate students, high school physics students with various needs as...
Facilitating and sustaining adult learning and motivation through website design: A cycle of inquiry for K–12 educators
@?Facilitating and @?sustaining adult@learning and motivation through @?website@design: A @?cycle of @?inquiry for @?K–12 @?educators (2009) pp. 1–96
In this capstone project I present a website model that uses technology to promote discourse among educators. With the goal of providing new opportunities for professional development, given the constraints of time, space and resources, the content...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2257–2260
This presentation will describe the integration of technology into a community mapping project and what students in the Master's of Urban Secondary Teaching (MUST) program learned about their students and communities through creating an IMovie to...
Developing Technological and Pedagogical Affordances to Support Collaborative Inquiry Science Processes
International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) 2012 (October 2012)
One key feature of scientific community is collaborative shared enquiry and problem solving mediated by electronic networks. We report on the development and evaluation of an ICT tool to support learning how to learn together (L2L2) in Science...
Exploring self@-direction in an online learning@community (2004) pp. 1–213
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of Web-based instruction in fostering lifelong learning skills within online learning communities. Of specific interest were the management and critical thinking skills required of self...
"This Is Called Free-Falling Theory Not Culture Shock!": A Narrative Inquiry on Second Language Socialization
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education Vol. 12, No. 4 (2013) pp. 215–229
Grounded in the framework of second language socialization, this study explores the identity (re)construction of Erol, a Turkish doctoral student in the United States. Drawn from a larger corpus collected for a longitudinal, mixed-method research,...
(2012) pp. 1–138
This research examined the results of SmarterMeasure™ test as associated with students' success in online courses. SmarterMeasure™ (formally known as the READI, or Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator) data was collected from students who ...
Measuring self-regulation in a computer-based open online inquiry<p>learning environment using Google (2011) pp. 1–117
This dissertation investigated the impact of expert-modeling of a self-regulatory strategy in an open online inquiry learning environment (Google) on forty (n = 40) community college students' performance on an online inquiry task, the role of key...
Envisioning an Adult Learning Graduate Program for the Early 21st Century: A Developmental Action Inquiry Study
Adult Learning Vol. 23, No. 3 (August 2012) pp. 103–110
The rapid pace of social and technological change in the early 21st century leaves many adults scrambling to meet the complexities that characterize their daily lives. Adult learners are faced with multiple, often competing, demands from work,...