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Karen Swan; Jennifer Richardson; Philip Ice; Peter Shea; Martha Cleveland-Innes; Sebastian Diaz; Randy Garrison
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5812–5820
The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework developed by Garrison, Anderson and Archer (2000) provides a theoretical model of online learning processes that has been used by many scholars in the field of online education. However, research utilizing...
Where is the Beef Weblogs can Provide? Exploring Student Metacognitive Awareness, their Community of Inquiry, and Self-Efficacy with Technology Integration in a Weblog-Embedded Teacher Education
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3269–3272
This study sought to explore student metacognitive awareness, their community of inquiry, and their readiness to integrate technology into classrooms in a weblog-embedded course in teacher education. The participants were 155 undergraduates who took ...
Using Inquiry Empowering Technologies to Support Prospective Teachers’ Scientific Inquiry and Science Learning
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (2003) pp. 223–239
The Inquiry Empowering Technologies for Supporting Scientific Inquiry course was designed to engage prospective teachers, as science learners, in developing their understandings about and abilities to do scientific inquiry. The design of the course ...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (2004) pp. 257–268
This article describes how students have made use of technology tools in several critical literacy activities that help to achieve the paramount goals of language and literacy education to enable students to develop critical consciousness and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1161–1164
Too often, the required research course in education graduate programs is the class most dreaded by students. Action research is often cited as a way to make research relevant to teachers, but usually lacks the collaborative aspects that can...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 2917–2920
This paper describes a research project designed to support six practicing mathematics teachers to learn a dynamic statistics education software program, Fathom, and to critically practice and reflect on the integration of this learning technology...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 575–589
Within the Master of Teaching Program at the University of Calgary, two teacher educators collaborated in facilitating an inquiry-based project with a group of preservice teachers in examining real-world issues related to English as Second Language...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3983–3985
Learning to read is both an ordinary and a troublesome phenomenon in primary classrooms. This presentation follows the story of an ESL student in Grades One and Two as he overcomes his firm resistance to learning to read and write. It suggests ways...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002) pp. 363–388
The provincial education ministry in Alberta, Canada recently mandated an ICT Program of Studies that requires the infusion of digital technologies into core curricula. The effective implementation of this program of studies demands that teachers...
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 40, No. 3 (Aug 31, 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...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 1740–1743
This paper presents a current study of the ways that online technologies might be used to develop homogenous group settings for gifted and talented elementary school aged children. Specifically this study seeks to explore student sense of community...
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...
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),...
Web-based Study Environments: Online Digital Collections Designed to Promote Authentic Historical Inquiry
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 1184–1185
This paper describes a web-based study environment on Spanish colonialism designed to support sustained exploration of online primary source documents for the purposes of authentic historical inquiry. Design, development, and evaluation of the web-...
Topics: Educational Technology
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 665–670
The method by which student teachers at the University of Calgary are prepared to meet technology requirements for teacher certification has been made obsolete by the introduction of a new inquiry-based teacher education program. Combined with a...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1417–1424
What happens when an inquiry-based teacher education program encounters a province-mandated Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum? This paper reports on the second year of technology integration efforts in an inquiry-based...
Enabling Teacher-Led Innovation and Research: A Conceptual Design of an Inquiry Framework for ICT-Enhanced Teacher Innovation
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3484–3493
Teachers’ deliberative inquiry into their own practices and continuous knowledge-building are essential contributors to the sustainable high-quality Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in everyday teaching and learning. This...
Integrating Information Technology to Support Inquiry Learning in Primary Classroom: Case Studies on Motion of the Earth
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3755–3760
This article describes the development and research process to support Hong Kong primary school pupils in constructing understanding of the motion of the Earth with integration of information technology in teaching and learning. The design of the...
Teacher inquiry and technology-based field experiences: An amalgamation to promote prospective teachers’ professional growth
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1505–1510
The objective of this research was to explore how authentic technology use and teacher inquiry may coalesce during curriculum-based, technology-enhanced field experiences for prospective teachers. Thirteen inquiries conducted during the Spring 2004...
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)...
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...
Deepening the Impact of Technology through an Inquiry Approach to Teaching and Learning: A Cross-Case Analysis of Three Teachers’ Experience
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) pp. 2031–2032
This case study focuses on three teacher professionals whose teaching practices capitalize on the use of multiple technologies and inquiry method as a means to deepen student learning, engagement, and understanding. It reveals how teachers who...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 543–579
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Topics: Information Sciences, Inclusive Education, Science Education, Communication, computer mediated communication, teacher education, Integration, Learning Communities, Technology integration, Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, information technology, Pedagogy, Science, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 178–198
Anyone who can access the Internet can be part of the knowledge-access, knowledge-building, information-exchanging culture, regardless of location. Time magazine's latest "Person of the Year" is "You"(Grossman, 2006). In a startling acknowledgement...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1336–1341
Student multimedia projects are the topic of this qualitative case study that explores perceptions of community members living in a remote northwestern British Columbian (Canada) First Nations village. Connections are made between the projects and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 2841–2846
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...
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...
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...
Situated Professional Development and Technology Integration: The Capital Area Technology and Inquiry in Education (CATIE) Mentoring Program
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 10, No. 2 (2002) pp. 169–190
This article explores the theoretical basis for a mentoring model of professional development concerned with the integration of computing technologies into classroom teaching and learning. It describes seven factors that affect professional...
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 ...
Motivational Factors Impacting Teacher Participation in an Online Professional Development Community
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3813–3814
The purpose of this paper is to report teacher motivations in participating in an online professional development community. Specifically, the researchers examine discussion forums in the Persistent Issues in History Network (PIHNet) a website...
Collaborative Reflection and Professional Community Building: An Analysis of Preservice Teachers’ Use of an Electronic Discussion Board
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (2003) pp. 259–279
The use of technology in the educational setting can provide support for professional development early in a teacher's career. The purpose of this qualitative exploratory study was to examine the use of an electronic discussion board in a field...
Using Digital Historical Resources to Enhance Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of How Local Primary Resources Can Be Used In Historical Inquiry
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3801–3804
A collection of digital historical resources was developed using local historical artifacts for use in a teacher education program. Georgia State University pre-service education students worked with these artifacts to further develop their...
Enhancing Fourth Graders’ Ability to Interpret Graphical Representations Through the Use of Microcomputer-Based Labs Implemented Within an Inquiry-Based Activity Sequence
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 1 (January 2007) pp. 75–99
This article reports on a research effort that investigated whether the use of Microcomputer-Based Labs (MBLs), implemented within an inquiry-based activity sequence on phase transformations (melting and freezing), contributes to the development of...
Bridging the distance between research and practice: Creating a community of practice for piloting an educational simulation.
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 1044–1057
Projects and organizations that want to deploy new e-learning tools find it helpful to bridge research, development and practice by piloting with users to learn what works, what needs adapting, and how to create support systems for full scale...
Topics: Educational Technology
Levels and Patterns of Participation and Social Interaction in an Online Learning Community for Learning to Teach
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 2 (2011) pp. 191–239
This study investigates how pre-service and in-service teachers participate in an online community for learning to teach. Members’ levels and patterns of participation and social interaction were examined via social network analysis of activity logs ...
Transforming school into a professional learning community via information technology: Patterns of change in a school and among its teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1463–1470
This paper reports on an exploratory, longitudinal, case-study that describes, analyzes and interprets the change processes occurring in a high school which aimed at integrating ICT into its curricula, and determines the facilitating factors and the ...
Bridging Digital and Educational Divides: University Collaborations with Community Technology Centers, Part 1
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2778–2785
Digital transformations in communities and in education often lead to important convergences. The Learning, Equity, Achievement and Reform Network (LEARN), a PT3 project, has as a core strategy the identification and development of such positive...
Training Teachers to Use Educational Technologies in STEM Using Field Experience at a Community Based Organization
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 3021–3025
This presentation highlights the evaluation of a model for training credentialed teachers to use educational technologies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The model includes a 3-unit summer university course with a field ...
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...
AACE Journal Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2004) pp. 56–84
Though the concept of online community has been heralded as a promising tool to support teacher professional development, a robust and meaningful definition remains elusive. This review draws together reserach on community, teaching, and learning...
Tech4u: Increasing Teachers’ Technology Literacy through an Online Professional Development Community
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2332–2337
Reform in education tends to follow the logic of "more is better." We face a continuing cycle of more standards, more legislation, more testing, more teacher preparation, and more accountability. Professional development efforts to create technology ...
Community-Based, Educational Web Projects for the Arts: The Continuing Challenge of Meeting the Needs of Students, Clients, Subjects and Web Visitors
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3843–3850
For the past six years, graduate students enrolled in an Instructional Technology web design course at the University of Houston have been learning technology skills by working on authentic educational web projects with community-based arts...
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...
Educational leadership, community partnerships and 24/7 access to educational technology: Bridging the technology gap in small, rural communities with anytime, anywhere learning.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 2726–2731
This paper describes a project providing school children with 24/7 access to laptop computer technology in a small rural school community in western Kansas. Based upon the visionary leadership of school and community figures, this collaborative...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4768–4772
To construct more meaningful experiences for history students and pre-service teachers, a local history class for high school students was developed. These students work in conjunction with social studies pre-service education students at Georgia...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 26
Most of the dialogue concerning technologies in education is conducted through traditional formats of verbal or written language. While textual media is powerful, adding data in other forms as a part of the inquiry and assertion-making process can...
Topics: Educational Technology
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3691–3692
This presentation addresses how stakeholders in a PT3 project are taking an inquiry stance to examine ways of integrating technology in teacher education. A serendipitous shift from a community of learners (how to approach technology integration in...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 13, No. 3 (2002) pp. 211–238
With the recent flow of funding to support instructional technology and interactive learning environments through the E-Rate, Technology Innovation Challenge Grants (TICG), Technology Literacy Grants, Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology (...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 128–132
National standards in science education argue that science learning should be interdisciplinary, inquiry-based, and involve students in real-world projects. Most rhetoric in science education also argues for technology integration in science...