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Elementary School Teachers’ Professional Development through Facilitating an Integrated STEM Robotics Activity
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 39, No. 3 (July 2020) pp. 207–230
This paper presents a case study on six elementary school teachers’ perceived learning in a professional development program where teachers facilitated an integrated STEM robotics activity in an afterschool setting. Teacher reflections and...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 341–346
This paper provides a snapshot of a teacher’s discourse practice while facilitating a group of two students in a computational thinking infused robotic activity while completing a task. The interactions between the teacher and her students have...
Topics: Computational Thinking
Facilitating a Robotics Program in an After-school Context: Elementary School Teachers' Perceived Learning
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1762–1767
This paper presents a case study on a prolonged professional development for six elementary school teachers through the facilitation of a robotics program in an after-school context. The preliminary data analysis shows that the six participating...
Undergraduate Research Experience in Cybersecurity for Underrepresented Students and Students with Limited Research Opportunities
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 19, No. 5 (Feb 27, 2019)
Undergraduate research opportunities have expanded from elite universities in the United States to universities and learning institutions of all ranks and sizes. Research studies have showed some positive outcomes of the research experience for...
Interactive Learning Environments Vol. 26, No. 7 (2018) pp. 958–969
Limited research has been conducted on how to incorporate computer-supported collaborative learning into translation instruction despite the potential benefits. A study was conducted with a group of college English majors in China to examine the...
The Effects of Faculty Status, Faculty Gender, Field of Study, and Class Size on the Use of Blogs, Wikis, and Discussion Boards
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (April 2017) pp. 52–64
This study examined faculty's use of time intensive Web 2.0 technologies (blogs, discussion forums, and wikis) in teaching during a university's quest for higher research productivity and higher ranking in the Carnegie Classification. Results show...
Instructional Strategies and Course Design for Teaching Statistics Online: Perspectives from Online Students
International Journal of STEM Education Vol. 4, No. 1 (2017)
Background: Teaching online is a different experience from that of teaching in a face-to-face setting. Knowledge and skills developed for teaching face-to-face classes are not adequate preparation for teaching online. It is even more challenging to...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 32, No. 5 (Dec 01, 2016)
When electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) are employed as summative assessments for degree granting programs, it is imperative that students demonstrate their knowledge in the field to showcase learning growth and achievement of the program learning ...
Online Learning Journal Vol. 15, No. 3 (Jun 22, 2011)
The intent of this study was to learn about students\u2019 perceived barriers and the impact of those barriers on the quality of online discussions between two distinct cultural groups in Eastern and Northern Siberia (Russia). A mixed-methods...
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 15, No. 3 (June 2011) pp. 68–80
The intent of this study was to learn about students' perceived barriers and the impact of those barriers on the quality of online discussions between two distinct cultural groups in Eastern and Northern Siberia (Russia). A mixed-methods approach...
The Development of a Content Analysis Model for Assessing Students' Cognitive Learning in Asynchronous Online Discussions
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 59, No. 1 (February 2011) pp. 43–70
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a content analysis model for assessing students' cognitive learning in asynchronous online discussions. It adopted a fully mixed methods design, in which qualitative and quantitative methods were ...
Impact of Cultural Differences on Students' Participation, Communication, and Learning in an Online Environment
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 43, No. 2 (2010) pp. 165–182
Being aware of cultural differences and knowing how to deal with related differences is critical for the success of online learning and training that involves learners from multiple countries and cultures. This study examines the perceived...
The Impact of Barriers on the Quality of Students’ Postings in Asynchronous Discussions: A Case Study
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 593–600
This research study examined the impact of barriers on the quality of asynchronous discussions in online learning environment. A case study framework has been used to investigate changes in the quality of students' postings while they participated...
The Impact of Cross-Cultural Differences on Learner Participation and Communication in Asynchronous Discussions
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 825–829
Globalization of online education is a growing trend. Higher education institutions and corporate organizations are increasingly offering online programs, classes, and trainings that involve students and learners from multiple countries and cultures....
Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of the Value of Online Discussions: A Comparison between Education and Engineering Students
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 366–371
This study was designed to determine how undergraduate students in an introductory educational technology course (n=360) and an introductory computer engineering course (n=155) at a large Mid-western university responded to the use of online...
The development of a content analysis model for assessing students' cognitive learning in asynchronous online discussions
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Transitioning from Face-to-Face to Online Instruction: How to Increase Presence and Cognitive/Social Interaction in an Online Information Security Risk Assessment Class
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education Vol. 3, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 41–50
This article briefly reviews two important goals in online education: interaction and presence. These are important goals in online education because they are linked to learning and motiva-tion to learn. The article provides guidelines and an...
The Digital Age Literacy Professional Development Initiative: Factors Influencing Teachers' Implementation of Skills and Strategies
Teacher Education and Practice Vol. 20, No. 3 (2007) pp. 239–262
This research examines factors that influenced teachers' decisions to participate in professional development activities and, subsequently, to implement ideas gained through their participation. Twenty-four teachers who were employed by an urban...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1797–1801
This paper discusses two major obstacles of using web-based resources for teaching and learning from both instructors' and learners' perspectives. It further provides the strategies that address the two obstacles. Web-based resources in this context ...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1533–1538
This paper proposes a model on how to create discipline-based guidelines for designing and delivering online courses in different content areas. The model can also facilitate the collaborations of subject matter experts (SMEs) and online learning...
Topics: Learning Objects
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1672–1677
Abstract: This paper reports a service learning project of an information security risk assessment in a K12 school corporation. The project team constructed a customized risk assessment process in the selected school corporation. The team evaluated...