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International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 47–51
Science and mathematics teachers have demonstrated that the Internet can be utilized as a very successful tool for collaborative inquiry in which teachers and students in classrooms around the world carry out a common investigation, share data,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 1468–1474
Online forums provide an opportunity to enhance community building and promote collaborative dialogue that can help increase the flexibility of learning while motivating students to actively participate in their learning. By enabling peer-to-peer...
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...
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,...
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 ...
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...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 461–477
This article reports on the analysis of online discussions among graduate students studying the theoretical and philosophical foundations of educational technology, with the aim of understanding the process of learning through discourse in these...
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...
Using Cloud-Computing Applications to Support Collaborative Scientific Inquiry: Examining Pre-Service Teachers' Perceived Barriers to Integration
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul 24, 2013)
Technology plays a crucial role in facilitating collaboration within the scientific community. Cloud-computing applications, such as Google Drive, can be used to model such collaboration and support inquiry within the secondary science classroom....
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2488–2491
This paper uses Symbolic Interactionism as a lens to explore the interactions between students who collaborated with a city planning organization and other agencies to propose solutions for a traffic problem. The research question was, How is...
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...
Collaborative Inquiry and Participatory Design in High School Science: A Case Study in Technology Development and Application
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3957–3970
This paper is based on data collected over two years in a high school chemistry classroom, with a focus on how collaborative inquiry between a high school teacher and a chemical engineer shaped the teaching/learning experience of students by...
Becoming Music Teacher Educators: Learning from and with Each Other in a Professional Development Community
International Journal of Music Education Vol. 32, No. 4 (November 2014) pp. 462–477
During this heuristic phenomenological inquiry, we examined our lived experiences as five women (three doctoral students, two early career faculty) in the process of becoming music teacher educators participating in a year-long, online, group...
Using Collaborative Inquiry and Interactive Technologies in an Environmental Science Project for Middle School Teachers: A Description and Analysis
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1788–1793
Scholarly literature in teacher education and science education advocates collaboration as an essential component of their educational goals/programs. The video conferencing network and the Internet are dynamic tools that support collaboration among ...
Participatory Design, Problem Solving and Community Involvement in Two Different Learning Communities
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 538–543
A software development collaboration project designed to maximize the skill sets and interests of school children and teachers, educational software technologist and researchers, and college undergraduates is presented. The work brings elementary...
Collaborative activity in an online bilingual exchange: social presence in an emergent collaborative community.
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1057–1062
The paper explores the discursive construction of social presence in an international online collaboration of distributed language learners from different cultural, institutional and linguistic backgrounds. It utilizes and extends Galley et al.’s ...
Developing an Online Learning Community: A Framework for Identifying the Connections between Formal and Informal Participatory Activities
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 374–376
As higher education institutions continue to compete for more students with less time, space, faculty and resources, the planning and creativity to develop an online course is something that instructors must face when utilizing both a formal and...
The Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Education (LITE):Exploring Roads to Building a Community in an Urban-Commuter University Environment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3130–3137
The Laboratory for Technology Innovation in Teacher Education(LITE) is a collaborative learning environment in which students, faculty, preservice and inservice teachers along with community partners explore ways to combine best teaching practices...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 1576–1577
Presenter will share approach to reinventing traditional notions of research in teacher education characterized by 1) an effort to development a community of practice wedding teacher education faculty with urban high school faculty and 2) the use of ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 2805–2812
This paper presents a conceptual study of collaborative discourse in computer conferencing for adult education. The purpose of the study is to examine the dynamics of text-based asynchronous discussion, the role of online leadership, and the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2371–2375
Online collaboration has typically been discussed within the context of learning communities. Though many aspects of online collaboration have been enthusiastically studied, little is known about the potential influence of students' personality on...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 155–173
Abstract: This paper reports the results of an investigation on the effect of cooperative learning on academic achievement of physics course. Cooperative learning was employed to experimental group and conventional teaching method was used for...
CRACTIC: Lessons learned from the implementation of a socioconstructivist approach in a multiple classrooms collaborative project using the Web
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1962–1963
Fostering socio-constructivist practices with ICT in K-12 classroom activities is complex and requires numerous conditions to be met. In order to study these conditions and to develop a model of practices that take teachers' concerns and classroom...
Unlocking the Spanish Teachers Professional Development:Helping the creation of knowledge communities
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2381–2384
In this paper, we describe the use of Knowledge Forum as a support for the creation of professional development based on collaborative process. The main idea is to create a community of practitioners that will be able to use new competences related ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2902–2908
This paper will describe the lessons learned from a research project sponsored by NSF that involves graduate teaching fellows in K-12 education programs. Themes emerging from our sites will be shared that include the role of collaborations and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 1646
The Modeling Instruction with Modern Information and Communications: the MIMIC Project, a U.S. Department of Education Implementation Grant, was designed to prepare pre-service teachers to integrate technology into teaching and learning. One of the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 855–861
This paper describes a theoretically based approach to the design of collaborative distance learning environments by subject experts. There is an obvious growth in the use of distributed and online learning environments. There is some evidence to...
Contributions and Concerns of SITE Participants: A Survey of Technology Using Teacher Educators (ASTUTE)
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 475–477
It is important to know more about the potential contributions and needs of SITE participants in order to inform further developments of the society and the field. During the SITE 2001 conference 165 participants completed a survey and 38 personal...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 14, No. 1 (2003) pp. 99–122
The aim of this study was to investigate individual students' own interpretations of his or hers contribution to the computer- mediated discussions. The subjects of the study were 20 upper elementary students between the age of 15 and 16, who...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 4 (October 2010) pp. 541–571
Online discussion groups have become a resource for teachers seeking ongoing professional development. Despite their popularity, there has been little systematic investigation into the nature and quality of the dialogue that occurs within an...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2027–2028
Current education is facing the challenges of the high standards which the 21st century demands. The new standards emphasize the importance of technology integration as a catalyst for instructional change. Technology integration may offer an active, ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2044–2048
The paper considers the framework within which information and communication technologies (ICTs) integration can support teacher education renewal through collaborative learning. Adopting a socio-constructivist approach and a design-experiment...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1287–1292
On-line forums provide opportunity and potential for collaborative work, dialogue and study that can increase the flexibility of learning while motivating participants. By enabling teacher-learner and learner-learner interaction online systems can ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2083–2088
Reflective practice of student teaching has been part of the teacher preparation process for many years. The majority of the examples and discussions have been about student teachers reflecting alone, or merely about the process and practice of...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 280–315
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Classrooms, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Students, Computers, Integration, Teachers, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Change, Professional Development, Curriculum, Science, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Schools, Collaboration
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 9, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 229–250
Online delivery of university-level courses has grown exponentially in the last decade and is increasingly being recognised as a viable and effective alternative to face-to-face classroom teaching. Many scholars have already written about the...
Effectiveness and impact of technology-enabled project-based learning with the use of process prompts in teacher education
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2011) pp. 141–167
This study investigated the effectiveness and impacts of process prompts on students’ learning and computer self-efficacy within the technology-enabled project-based learning (PBL) context in an undergraduate educational technology course. If the...
The Computer Mediated Communication Environment as it Fosters Collaborative Ways of Knowing, Teaching, and Learning
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 726–731
This paper will summarize and give examples from a retrospective ethnographic and pedagogical theory analysis of some key features of a course concerning Graduate and Inservice Teacher Education and Instructional Design. The title of the course was "...
Top 20 Collaborative Internet-based Science Projects of 1998: Characteristics and Comparisons to Exemplary Science Instruction
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1496–1501
This paper utilizes the characteristics of model science instruction to identify exemplary Internet-based science collaborations. The filter for attaining "exemplary" status was based on state and national standards-generating initiatives and the...
Integrating Point-to-Point Videoconferencing Into Professional Development of Rural Elementary School Science Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 399–413
This study investigated the effectiveness of using point-to-point videoconferencing for a 3-day professional development workshop of elementary school science teachers as part of the Science Co-op Project in rural Missouri. The intentions of this...
Topics: Professional Development, Science, Attitudes, eLearning, Collaboration, Communication, Elementary Education, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Computers, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
Design and Implementation of Mapping Software: Developing Technology and Geography Skills in Two Different Learning Communities
Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual Vol. 2002, No. 1 (2002) pp. 277–294
A software development collaboration project designed to maximize the skill sets and interests of school children and teachers, educational software technologists and researchers, and college undergraduates is presented. The work brings elementary...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3388–3394
Collaborative learning is one of the learning approaches that promote interactions and complementary roles among learners in order to maximize achievement of individual learners' and groups' goals. The current research inquired the collaborative e...
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Project-Based Learning - Innovative Scenarios at a University of Applied Sciences
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 2618–2623
Traditionally, higher education has focussed on the acquisition of knowledge and emphasized the reproductive side of learning while generative and transformative aspects have attracted less attention. Against this background the EU funded project KP-...
The Effective Use of Synchronous Classes Within an Online Graduate Program: Building Upon an Interdependent System
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 245–263
This article explores the implementation of effective synchronous voice communication sessions within a graduate level university program in education. Through the analysis of data derived from the multiple perspectives of an instructor, graduate...
Topics: Educational Technology, Integration, Distance Education, Interaction, Adults, Learning Management Systems, Administration, eLearning, Communication, Collaboration, Post Secondary Education, Networking Technologies, Information Communication Technologies
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 2936–2939
In this paper, we explore the process of teaching and learning through the creation of an online community. Particularly, we focus on two approaches -- student facilitation of online forum and varied formats of threaded discussion -- adapted in a...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2018–2024
This study aims to develop an extensible collaborative learning agent (ECOLA) and evaluate the effects of the agent on learning outcomes. ECOLA consists of three main components: the monitoring agent that collects information on collaborative...
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 21, No. 3 (2002) pp. 253–279
Many students leave high school chemistry courses with profound misunderstandings about the nature of matter, chemical processes, and chemical systems. The ChemSense project is addressing this problem through a multidisciplinary program of research...
The WebQuest Creation Process: A Case Study of Preservice Teachers Working Individualistically or Collaboratively
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1760–1767
This case study focused on preservice teachers creation of a WebQuest working in an individualistic or collaborative work configuration. Constructivism, adult learning theory, and collaborative learning, with technology integration in preservice...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2250–2257
. The discovery or re-construction of scientific explanations and understanding based on experience is a complex process, for which school learning often uses shortcuts. Based on the example of analyzing real seismic measurements, we propose a...
Design and Development of an Interactive, Collaborative, Online Course --- A Constructivist Approach
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 195–198
More and more universities have begun using the Web to deliver courses to internal and external students. However, very often, instructors in online courses have been trying to replace traditional courses without making any changes to the method of ...