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EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 1156–1159
With time constraints and an overwhelming amount of information to wade through, students and teachers approach research projects with trepidation. School librarians desire to provide a smooth and beneficial experience for both teachers and students,...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 35, No. 3 (Jul 21, 2010)
The main purpose of this design-based research study is to examine the effects of an inquiry-based learning environment, with the support of videoconferencing, on both rural and urban secondary students’ mathematics and science learning. An...
Students' Perceptions of Participating in an Online Collaborative Community of Learning: : Teacher Intervention, Task Type, and CMC
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 1890–1895
Using the Community of Inquiry framework, this case study will investigate teacher and cognitive presence in an online preservice teacher education course. Specifically, the study will explore students' experiences in an online collaborative...
Polaris: Creating Math and Science Stars through Integrated, Inquiry-Based Online Professional Development
Blayne Mayfield; Bruce Ackerson; Kouider Mokhtari; Leah Engelhardt; James Choike; Mark Rockley; Rockley Puckette; Richard Marston; Susan Stansberry
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3077–3079
The purpose of the "Polaris: Creating Math and Science Stars" project is to demonstrate and provide professional development for integrated, inquiry-based teaching in secondary school classrooms. With a focus on Hypothesis Based Learning (Rockley...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 3 (September 2018) pp. 556–577
The feedback provided to teachers by their supervisors, in pre-service and in-service settings, is considered to be essential to teacher learning. Incorporating video records into these mentoring sessions has been shown to trigger the cognitive...
A Learning Process Model to Enhance Digital Literacy using Critical Inquiry through Digital Storytelling (CIDST)
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) Vol. 14, No. 3 (Feb 14, 2019) pp. 22–37
Digital literacy is important because it is the underpinning influence that sustains an individual’s competent and purposeful use of digital technology in education. Having digital literacy requires more than just the technical ability to operate...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 285–301
This paper examines using a shared student-generated and interactive map displaying the locations of students in an online course as a resource for community building. Facilitating stronger feelings of community is an important component for...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2930–2937
This parallel, mixed method study explores how external agents, both human and technological, support the evolution of a goal-oriented community of educational technology specialists into a community of practice and examines how the design of an...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 1953–1965
Learning in virtual learning communities is receiving considerable attention in current literature. Research on virtual learning communities focuses on building, supporting and sustaining virtual learning communities. Despite growing research into...
A Study of the Impact of Inquiry-Based Professional Development Experiences on the Beliefs of Intermediate Science Teachers about "Best Practices" for Classroom Teaching
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 2, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 85–95
Open-ended interviews were used to study differences in Grade 7-8 teachers' beliefs about exemplary classroom practices produced by exposure to in-service professional development programs based on different theoretical frameworks. Teachers who had...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 588–593
The Bald Eagle Adventure is a scenario-based science inquiry game developed based on a 5E instructional model (Bybee, R. W. (2014). The game actively engages students to explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate the content that they are learning....
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2655–2660
This game centers on the air potato, a deceptively attractive plant that threatens the livelihood of Floridian forests. Situated in the Warm and Fuzzy Friendship forest, the user is guided by Karl the raccoon to learn about the food chain and how it ...
It takes two to tango: In dynamic inquiry, the self-directed student acts in association with the facilitating teacher
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 21, No. 7 pp. 875–894
The current research presents a qualitative view of a teacher–student association within the context of dynamic inquiry, as encouraged by a new biology curriculum, “Biomind”. This curriculum enables open inquiry learning through teacher guidance. We ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3063–3067
Etienne Wenger’s notion of a community of practice has received much attention in academic research. It has been recently applied to the emerging analysis of distance learning programs. Whether specifically labeling student collaboration a...
International Conference on Lifelong Learning 2011 (ICLLL2011) (November 2011)
Chulalongkorn University collaboratively worked with the Office of Basic Education, and Department of Highways, with support from a Corporate Social Responsibility Unit (CSR) of Toyota motor Thailand in a Road Safety Project. The project was aimed...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2990–2993
This paper explores the experience of prospective language teachers in an online learning community to further the understanding of how teacher-learners develop professional identity and shape the practice of teaching throughout the learning process....
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning Vol. 2, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 1–17
Researchers point at the importance of nourishing learning communities, which do not merely represent congeniality but rather dig deeply into learning. These learning communities are needed in mobile learning environments. In this article, the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 3026–3031
This paper addresses the issues surrounding the creation of a dynamic on-line learning community. The development of an effective external and internal environment that embraces/capitalizes on the learning process and nurtures the learner is...
Global Learn 2015 (April 2015) pp. 443–451
Self-directed, inquiry-based learning opportunities focused on real-world problem solving have been shown to foster creativity in learners. This study examines an online informal learning environment and the role the learning environment design and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 2505–2509
E-learning technologies have expanded learning opportunities in higher education institutes. There are many challenges for online instructors. The biggest change is how to correctly incorporate pedagogy that supports student learning while...
Italian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 17, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2009) p. 50
The implementation of a model community 'in school requires a profound rethinking of the practices currently used by school teachers and a radical change in their training. The practice is still more 'common school provides, in fact, sequences of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 185–191
This best practices paper examines the design and implementation of active and authentic learning experiences in two Web hybrid environments with the additional coupling of incorporating community building to support knowledge sharing and overall...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1400–1405
The Infosphere represents a global resource that can be applied to the teaching/learning environment and utilizes the computer as a mediator of communication. How can such resources be incorporated into the classroom? What are the effects of...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (Oct 26, 2009) pp. 2832–2837
Abstract: This paper is the report of findings of a study conducted on graduate level distance education. Findings indicate that several factors contribute to the decision of enrolling in a distance learning program. Unlike traditional classrooms...
Changes in Teachers' Beliefs and Classroom Practices Concerning Inquiry-Based Instruction Following a Year-Long RET-PLC Program
Science Educator Vol. 24, No. 1 (2015) pp. 23–35
This mixed-methods study examines how engaging science teachers in a summer Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) followed by an academic-year Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on translating teacher research experiences to inquiry...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 751–760
This paper presents how a sound practical approach was designed and then implemented in a graduate asynchronous online course, including scaffolds before initiating class and starting new learning topics, transitions during the learning process in...
Using Technology as a Tool for Inquiry and Civic Engagement in an Interdisciplinary Middle School Project on Global Children's Issues
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 532–537
The purpose of this paper is to explore how technology was used as a tool for inquiry and civic engagement in an urban middle school in the United States through an interdisciplinary school-wide project. Specific goals of this project were to: (a)...
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy 2013 (2013)
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lived experiences of students in an audio-enhanced online classroom. Online students who had participated in such a classroom experience were interviewed. The interviews were analyzed to...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 5, No. 3 (Nov 01, 2004)
Learning communities can emerge spontaneously when people find common learning goals and pursue projects and tasks together in pursuit of those goals. Bounded learning communities (BLCs) are groups that form within a structured teaching or training...
Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 9, No. 1 (2013) pp. 47–57
This article investigates how Open Educational Resources (OER) and Practices (OEP) can support a ‘strategically important and vulnerable subject’ (SIVS) in the UK, in this case a less-widely taught modern foreign language, namely Dutch Studies. It...
Learning outside of classroom: Exploring the active part of an informal online English learning community in China
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 48, No. 1 (January 2017) pp. 57–70
This study explored how the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum, an informal online language learning community in China, functioned to support its members to improve their English writing proficiency. The Community of Inquiry (CoI)...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 19, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 287–306
This paper is exploratory in nature and our research goal is to develop a conceptualization of “learning as community service” in a new media context. The setting for the study is an after-school program involving middle school children in a First...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 22, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 187–212
With the rise in popularity of microblogging, we must consider whether such social networking can be harnessed to bring benefits and outcomes to the professional development of teachers. Recent research shows us that Twitter is becoming more and...
The Integration of Technology at Loudoun Campus, Northern Virginia Community College: A Faculty Survey
Inquiry Vol. 5, No. 1 (2000) pp. 58–65
Examines key factors influencing how faculty have integrated technology into classrooms at the Loudoun campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Reveals potential barriers impeding this effort. Finds significant differences between the...
Promoting Knowledge Creation Discourse in an Asian Primary Five Classroom: Results from an Inquiry into Life Cycles
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 33, No. 4 (March 2011) pp. 487–515
The phrase "knowledge creation" refers to the practices by which a community advances its collective knowledge. Experience with a model of knowledge creation could help students to learn about the nature of science. This research examined how much...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 2296–2301
Research on special education practices in Bulgaria to develop an Internet-based community of practice is now underway. The study will answer a call to action to test the potential of online communities of practice (OCoPs) to close the gap between...
Journal of Education and Research Vol. 2, No. 1 (Mar 15, 2010) pp. 35–43
Emotional intelligence has been gaining increased attention in both the educational as well as therapeutic communities of Nepal. Research suggests that development of emotional intelligence has a significant influence on an individual’s achievements ...
Journal on School Educational Technology Vol. 9, No. 4 (2014) pp. 1–6
The online learning community is frequently referred to, but ill defined. The constructivist philosophy and approach to teaching and learning is both an effective means of constructing an online learning community and it is a tool by which to define ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1764–1769
Brevard Community College (BCC), in partnership with the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), the School District of Brevard County, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF), and the University of Central Florida (UCF), has submitted a proposal to...
Using a Sociocultural Perspective to Establish Teaching and Social Presences within a Hybrid Community of Mentor Teachers
Adult Learning Vol. 24, No. 3 (August 2013) pp. 112–120
Within the last decade, the Community of Inquiry framework (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2000) has received increased attention in the field of online learning, yet little is known about applying key tenets of Community of Inquiry while leading ...
Rachael W. Shah; Jennifer Selting Troester; Robert Brooke; Lauren Gatti; Sarah L. Thomas; Jessica Masterson
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Vol. 22, No. 2 (2018) pp. 189–221
The continuing expansion of digital service-learning is bringing emergent dynamics to the field of community engagement, including the challenge of fostering asset-based views of community partners in online spaces. "Online disinhibition" (...
Examining the University: EUI at the Confluence of Student Research, Institutional Critique, Pedagogical Community-Building and Technological Change
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences Vol. 6, No. 3 (2013) pp. 89–100
This concluding contribution to the special issue on the Ethnography of the University Initiative based at the University of Illinois locates the project at the intersections of several of the main currents in modern higher education: the push for...
International Journal of Education and Development using ICT Vol. 10, No. 2 (Jun 14, 2014) pp. 19–28
In many schools across India, access to information and communication technology (ICT) is still a rare privilege. While the Annual Status of Education Report in India (2013) showed a marginal uptick in the amount of computers, the opportunities for...
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 59–68
This article reports on action research that implements online learning community (OLC) software to foster conversation at a specific graduate school. The design of the research is informed by theories of conversation, online learning, and social...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 6, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 519–542
Community colleges serve diverse segments of society through a flexible and open access. By their very nature, community colleges provide a good fit with online learning. Unfortunately, online course dropout rates are high. The costs of course...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 1341–1349
This project promotes teacher collaboration for the professional development of Japanese language teachers. Practical reports of their class activities and communication between mentors and participants were recorded in an e-portfolio (https://sns...
Global Learn 2011 (Mar 28, 2011) pp. 1272–1281
This study attempts to understand the influence of developing epistemic community in classroom on teacher's professional development. The case study reveals that implementation of an epistemic community approach in classroom not only benefits...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1214–1221
This paper presents an innovative approach in flexible learning that can facilitate hands-on activities in engineering education. The approach focuses on the mediation role of artifacts within a learning community. The artifacts serve both as a...
A Critical Inquiry-Oriented Pedagogy: An Insider's Reflections on an In-Service Teacher Education Project in Ethiopia
Journal of In-service Education Vol. 32, No. 3 (September 2006) pp. 387–405
This article presents an insider's reflection on an innovative on-the-job teacher education course offered from 2003 to 2005 in Ethiopia combining distance and face-to-face modes. The text adopts a descriptive-analytic approach in reporting the...
Online Learning Journal Vol. 20, No. 2 (May 26, 2016)
In a study of the information behaviors of graduate students enrolled in an online Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, it was determined that learners engage in threaded discussions not only for cognitive purposes but for...