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Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties Vol. 31, No. 2 (2015) pp. 185–200
This article reports on a collaborative inquiry into the use of a researcher-designed digital tool for the support of writing instruction in elementary classrooms. The digital tool in question is an online collection of original writing samples...
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...
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...
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 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 2163–2172
This research concerns the design, implementation and evaluation of a blended training course for interpreter trainers. Findings confirmed a socio-constructivist design within which learners developed the expected skills and knowledge specified in...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 8, No. 1 (2005) pp. 1–12
The focus of this study was to understand how a blended learning approach can support the inquiry process (cognitive presence) in a faculty development context. The findings from this study indicate that there are several key differences and...
Augmented Reality Guided Video Tours for Greater Social to Cognitive Learner Engagement in Communities of Inquiry
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2018 (Mar 26, 2018) pp. 155–158
Asynchronous and synchronous social presence can build greater cognitive presence when informally interacting with content, if carefully planned with appropriate strategies. Multiple strategies for use of such augmented reality incorporating...
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 2010 (Mar 29, 2010) pp. 2390–2397
Abstract: The dawn of computer networks have brought forth extensive experimentation in bring-ing together otherwise isolated communities of practice across geographic boundaries. Although teachers in a school are co-located they are traditionally...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 990–997
InSight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship Vol. 9 (2014) pp. 28–35
Teaching, learning, and retention processes have evolved historically to include multifaceted techniques beyond the traditional lecture. This article presents related results of a study using a healthcare learning community in a southwest Georgia...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 4840–4843
Classroom experiences only account for a small portion of the ways students learn. Time in the library, interacting with professors and peers, and reading textbooks are all important and meaningful learning activities. As technology becomes more...
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 ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2492–2493
Among the alternative "spaces" for the professional learning of teachers, collaborative reflection on students' work is gaining attention as an effective method to anchor improvement of classroom practices and students outcomes. Creative use of...
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...
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-...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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
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...
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 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 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 Designs for Learning Vol. 3, No. 1 (Oct 30, 2012)
This design case describes phase one (pilot phase) of an intervention strategy aimed to support students in a limited–residency doctoral program. Specifically, this case documents the process and decisions that were made along the way to design an...
Teachers and Curriculum Vol. 17, No. 2 (2017) pp. 12–23
This paper reports on findings from a research project concerned with how electronic networking tools (e-networked tools), such as the Internet, online forums, and mobile technologies, can support authentic science inquiry in junior secondary...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 2013) pp. 202–216
Contemporary studies have become interested in determining transformative effects of information and communication technologies on youngsters' social and cultural identity developments. Internet cafés are techno-social spaces where people access to...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 40, No. 3 (Dec 14, 2014)
This position paper explores the ambiguity of technology, toward refined understanding of Educational Technology. The purpose of education is described by John Dewey as growing, or habitual learning. Two philosophical conceptions of technology are...
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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...
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 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. 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...
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...
Education Sciences Vol. 8, No. 1 (2018)
With the advancement of information technology and policies encouraging interactivities in teaching and learning, the use of students' response system (SRS), commonly known as clickers, has experienced substantial growth in recent years. The...
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...
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...
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2018 (Oct 15, 2018) pp. 773–776
Undergraduate seminars are one of the inquiry-based and communal learning environments affectionately called “Zemi” in Japan. However, it has not been fully discussed in previous studies that what kind of online tools are used for supporting...
Topics: Learning Communities