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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 2374–2379
The purpose of this article was to provide a research proposal which offers a way of how a group of online instructors can build a set of practical, empirically-based guidelines that have emerged from a knowledge of community. This presentation will ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2302–2305
PAUSE was created in 2001 to support novice teachers' professional development in a major district school board in Quebec, Canada. Novice teachers meet on regular basis in an online community of practice (CoP) designed to give the opportunity to...
Using Online Social Networks to Foster Preservice Teachers’ Membership in a Networked Community of Praxis.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 382–397
New social technologies offer new opportunities for creating online communities of praxis in the preparation of preservice teachers. In this design research study, 22 preservice teachers in a social studies methods class conducted online class...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3952–3957
The student teaching internship is frequently a time to practice individualized mastery of content and classroom challenges. Research on communities of practice, however, suggests that teacher education programs might benefit from a greater emphasis ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3843–3852
The presented study investigates the effects of person centered, technology enhanced courses on interpersonal communication and community building in academic environments. The courses are aimed at addressing learners at all levels - intellect,...
The Challenges of Improving Synchronous Web-based High School Course Delivery in Isolated Aboriginal Community Settings
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2948–2955
This paper is based on a current (2007-2010) Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada community-university alliance funded research project that is investigating ways to improve the success rate of aboriginal high school learners who have...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 847–855
This research paper is based on an on-going PhD research on Using VLE to support teaching and learning, and to bridge digital divide in rural communities in Ghana. This paper focuses only on the aspect of supporting teaching and learning using VLE....
Online learning management systems (LMS) and sense of community: A pre-service practicum perspective
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 33, No. 3 (May 23, 2008)
This paper examines the impact of the implementation of an online learning management system (LMS) on pre-service teachers during their major pre-service practicum. The LMS enabled students to remain connected to peers, professors, and supervisors...
The Mathematical Experiences of Black Males in a Predominantly Black Urban Middle School and Community
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 2, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 206–222
There is a growing body of research focused on the mathematical experiences of Black males in the United States of America. This research has emerged to challenge the dominant narrative in mathematics education focused on Black males' low...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 2518–2525
This paper reports and investigation into factors that impact on community development among learners engaging in online learning where the principles of collaborative learning are considered key instructional strategies. This investigation sought...
Exploring Digital Citizenship in the Social Media Landscape through the Lens of a Blogging Community
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 1762–1767
This article reports the results of a qualitative interview study on the concept of digital citizenship as perceived by a blogger collaborative whose members share a common focus on community engagement. We analyze interview material with eight...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2316–2325
This paper explores emergent modes of communal and constructive digital knowledge building adopted by the MirandaNet: Fellowship. This professional e-community of practice, established in 1992, promotes transformational pedagogies. The literature...
Differences of Instructor Presence Levels in Predominately Online versus Predominantly Not Online Courses within the Community College Setting
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 21, No. 2 (2018)
The increase in the number of students enrolling in online courses (Allen & Seaman, 2013; Bennett, Evans, & Riedle, 2007; Seide, 2016) and students' concern of the level of instructor presence in the predominately online course (Jaggars,...
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 1–29
As the number of online degree programs continues to grow, one of the greatest challenges is developing a sense of community among learners who do not convene at the same time and place. This study examined the sense of community among medical...
Understanding the Online Doctoral Learning Experience: Factors That Contribute to Students' Sense of Community
Journal of Educators Online Vol. 13, No. 2 (2016) pp. 102–135
As the number of students taking online courses continues to grow steadily, it is becoming increasingly important to inquire about the experiences of these students in order to understand the factors that contribute to their success. It is...
Exploring Teacher Knowledge and Technology Use in Creating the Inquiry Classroom: Implications for Novice Science Teacher Professional Development
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 3155–3161
This study concerns the potential importance of novice science teachers’ perceptions of technology use in inquiry practice. A sample of 42 novice teachers in a professional development program participated in a series of surveys to measure novice...
The Effectiveness of Technology-integrated Inquiry-based Learning and of Thinking Styles on Elementary School Students' Creative Thinking, Learning Motivation, and Academic Achievement
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2916–2921
The purpose of this ongoing research was to examine the effectiveness of technology-integrated inquiry-based learning (TIIBL) and of different thinking styles of elementary school students on creative thinking, learning motivation, and academic...
The Role of the Learning Resources Center in Instruction. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 71
New Directions for Community Colleges Vol. 71 (1990)
With the availability of technologically advanced instructional delivery systems, and the educational reform efforts of state and federal governments, the role and importance of community college learning resource centers (LRC's) have expanded...
Technologies that Assist in Online Group Work: A Comparison of Synchronous and Asynchronous Collaboration Technologies on Students’ Learning and Community
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (Jun 23, 2014) pp. 672–677
While the benefits of online group work completed using asynchronous CMC technology is documented, researchers have identified a number of challenges that result in ineffective and unsuccessful online group work. Fewer channels of communication and...
Theoretical Foundations for Design of Online Tools for a Professional Learning Community for Novice Science Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2015–2018
Professional Learning Community Model for Entry into Teaching Science (PLC-METS) is an iterative model and partnership between a large research university and two school districts in a large metropolitan area in south east Texas that is focused on...
Collaborations in a Community of Practice Working to Integrate Engineering Design in Elementary Science Education
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 15, No. 3 (Dec 02, 2014)
The new standards for K-12 science education in the United States call for science teachers to integrate engineering concepts and practices within their science teaching in order to improve student learning. To accomplish this, teachers need...
How can students use the potential of technology and the Internet in an elementary science club as the conduit for conducting scientific inquiry?
How can students use the potential of technology and the Internet in an elementary science club as the conduit for conducting scientific@inquiry? (2005) pp. 1–203
The principles underlying this qualitative study were to use technology as a resource to provide new opportunities for students to engage in the process of learning science through inquiry, and to engage in action research on my teaching. The...
Formation of a Virtual Professional Learning Community in a Combined Local and Distance Doctoral Cohort
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 161–185
A phenomenological study was conducted with a group of doctoral students preparing to be technology leaders. Students and faculty participated in weekend-intensive course work in which the faculty and some students attended classes on campus, and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 3579–3583
The Professional Development Community Model of Entry into Teaching Science (PLC-METS) program aims to develop a research-based professional learning community model that supports induction teachers on the design and implementation of authentic...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2253–2258
This paper reports the implementation of a computer-integrated course and students' reflection on their learning experience. Participants were seventy secondary education majors. Three components of computer integration included: (1) A special...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2016 (Nov 14, 2016) pp. 485–495
This paper reports on a study of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) consisting of four general education teachers, one special education teacher, and one English as a second language (ESL) teacher in a middle school with a highly diverse...
Working Together More than Alone: Students' Evolving Perceptions of Self and Community within a Four-Year Educational Administration Doctoral Cohort
Qualitative Report Vol. 16, No. 6 (November 2011) pp. 1645–1668
School administrators rarely have the opportunity to confer and share their challenges with colleagues. To address this problem in 2005 the Educational Administration Department (EAD) at Central University (a Midwestern PhD granting institution...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 32, No. 2 (Jun 15, 2006)
This study explores the concept of transactional distance, a term coined by Moore (1993), which relates to the distance that exists in all learning relationships and can be more evident and potentially problematic in online learning environments....
A Case and Implications of Implementing and Evaluating an Online Virtual Learning Community Environment
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 181–188
The knowledge distributed web-based learning community (KnowDisLC) based on knowledge sharing for college students has been constructed, implemented and evaluated. The system helps students form a virtual learning community through web-based...
Journal on School Educational Technology Vol. 5, No. 1 (2009) pp. 25–35
This paper contributes significant data to the report of the project Observation and the implementation of free software in ICT schools in Andalusia. The researchers' main goal is to analyse its effects in the teaching-learning process. This project ...
Exploring the Relationships between Facilitation Methods, Students' Sense of Community, and Their Online Behaviors
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 20, No. 2 (2016) pp. 134–154
The popularity of online learning has boomed over the last few years, pushing instructors to consider the best ways to design their courses to support student learning needs and participation. Prior research suggests the need for instructor...
Creating an Online Community to engage and support undergraduate engineering students in Green Energy Manufacturing
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2039–2048
This paper discusses the relational patterns of interactions from a network perspective in a Facebook group created to discuss Green Energy Manufacturing. This study uses social network analysis to analyze and interpret the interaction patterns that ...
Visualization as a Tool to Support the Inquiry Arc in Social Studies Education: Notes from the Field
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2926–2930
Gunther Kress, professor of semiotics and education, contends that there has been a shift in the predominant form of knowledge construction, meaning-making, and dissemination from the idea of a “world told” to a “world shown,” where the concept of...
Seeking Community: Narrative Inquiries into the Transition Experiences of Preservice Teachers through Electronic and Face-to-Face Communication
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2449–2452
This paper presents findings of a qualitative study of four preservice teachers who participated in a web-based community. The purpose of the study was to explore shared first-year teaching experiences as well as examine the impact of participating...
The Development of a Sustained Peer Intellectual Community Following a Hybrid Graduate Research Course Using a VoIP
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 2095–2100
In a 2009 study, Prince-Cohen found that students reported increased peer interactions and individual support in the development of student research during a hybrid graduate research course when incorporating VoIP, Skype. A community of mutually...
The impact of participation in an online professional community on the development of elementary pre-service teachers' knowledge of teaching mathematics
(2010) pp. 1–176
This inquiry sought to examine the effects of participating in an online discussion forum on the development of knowledge for teaching mathematics. The participants of this study were among the pre-service teachers from a large urban university,...
The Integration of Moral Development in Experiential Technology Education: A Case Study of a Postsecondary Computer Technology Course Incorporating Community Service Projects
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (Mar 26, 2007) pp. 2910–2916
Service learning pedagogy has been widely advocated in public education because of its democratic characteristics. However, it is considerably difficult to foster student critical inquiry, conceptual change, and also commitment to action for social...
Student electronic portfolios as assessment of undergraduate learning outcomes: A qualitative inquiry into emerging practices and principles at two state colleges
Student electronic@portfolios as assessment of undergraduate learning@outcomes: A @?qualitative @?inquiry into @?emerging practices and principles at two state@colleges (2004) pp. 1–132
The purpose of this study was two-fold: First, to provide context, it scans the present ePortfolio landscape for best practices among colleges and universities that are using the emerging paradigm of student ePortfolios as part of an institution...
Journal of Learning Design Vol. 8, No. 3 pp. 42–65
The article "Conversation as Inquiry: A Conversation with Instructional Designers" (Campbell, Schwier & Kenny 2006) appeared in the "Journal of Learning Design" Volume 1, Issue 3 in 2006. Nine years on, Professor Katy...
School Teachers' Continuous Professional Development in an Online Learning Community: Lessons from a Case Study of an eTwinning Learning Event
European Journal of Education Vol. 48, No. 1 (March 2013) pp. 97–112
A social revolution is occurring in the way information is shared, knowledge is generated and innovation takes place over the Internet and there is renewed interest in the social concept of "community" to support online learning. This article...
Educational Media International Vol. 49, No. 3 (2012) pp. 183–200
This paper reports on a case study investigating students' participation and learning presence in an educational blog implemented as a cross-thematic inquiry activity exploring and debating on the acid rain problem. Twenty-one secondary education...
(2004) pp. 1–105
This inquiry explores community members' perceptions of student produced multimedia technology projects. Projects are community-based, rooted in First Nations culture of a remote northern British Columbian village. Open-ended interviews focus on...
Building Community for Professional Learning: Exploring Teaching and Technology in Secondary English Language Arts
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2083–2087
Strategies for effective educational technology professional development for secondary English language arts teachers are explored in an inquiry study that focuses on creating a professional learning community around using technology to support...
From Virtual Strangers to a Cohesive Learning Community: The Evolution of Online Group Development in a Professional Development Course
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 287–311
Instructors who teach in online learning environments have the unique opportunity to enhance the interaction of their students through an online threaded discussion board. With effective planning and skillful facilitation techniques, this venue for...
Topics: Interaction, online learning, teacher education, Learning Communities, online education, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, eLearning, Web-based Instruction, computer mediated communication
Discipline Literacy in Science and Math Education: Utilizing Mobile Technologies and Educational Apps in an Inquiry-based Learning Environment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2058–2064
Four faculty members at a major University have been engaged with four rural high needs middle schools in a grant funded project whose purpose is to support content area teachers in the integration of literacy into their content instruction...
Investigating a Structural Relationship among Different Variables in Using Web-based Inquiry Learning for Elementary Science Classes
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 1767–1772
With a framework of inquiry-based science teaching and learning, Web-based learning environment has been considered important. Related research persistently tried to identify the core variables that enhance the learning outcome of it. This study,...
There's More to IT Than Pre-Post Gains: Outcomes in Inquiry-Based Learning Environments Engaging Research Scientists As Online Mentors
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 2115–2122
Pre- and post-test assessments of gains in content knowledge are not enough to assess outcomes of complex, IT-mediated science learning environments. The innovative context we studied involved students in technology-blended, open-ended, authentic...
A Structural Model of Learning Process Perceptions and Outcomes in Distance Learning with the Support of an Offline Learning Community
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 183–192
This study aims to validate a conceptualized framework that involves learning outcomes (satisfaction and learning persistence) and learning process perceptions (task value, cognitive and social presences) in a distance learning environment that is...
Student characteristics, on-line course characteristics, cross-cultural adaptability, classroom community, and on-line course performance
Student characteristics, on-line@course characteristics, cross@-cultural@adaptability, classroom@community, and on-line course@performance (2009) pp. 1–202
On-line higher education courses continue to receive growing interest among students, and colleges and universities throughout the country strive to ensure that quality education is provided in an on-line environment. Characteristics of the student...
Designing Social Presence in an Online MIS Course: Constructing Collaborative Knowledge with Google+ Community
Online course offerings in higher education are on the rise in the United States (Allen & Seaman, 2014). This study was conducted at a public regional college that offered 35% of its courses entirely online in Fall 2014 and projected offering more...