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(2010) pp. 1–95
From a learner-as-creator perspective, this study investigates how second language learners use technology, especially computers and the Internet, to construct their language learning environments. This study also attempts to identify factors that...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2628–2632
There is an increased need of preparing pre-service teachers to teach with tablets, as tablets proliferate in nation’s classrooms. The purpose of this study is to assess the potential of tablets in pre-service teacher training. A review of the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2550–2553
This paper is a report on the findings of a study conducted in a pilot 1:1 computer initiative in a graduate level initial teacher preparation program. Participants of this study are sixteen teacher candidates who already received an undergraduate...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2825–2832
Technology has shown great potentials in facilitate L2 learning since it can provide three critical conditions in L2 learning, i.e., language input, opportunities for language uses, and feedback. In theory, with today’s technology, anyone can learn...
The Life of "Internet Colleges": Policies, Problems, and Prospects of Online Higher Education in China
EDUCAUSE Review Vol. 41, No. 6 (2006) pp. 48–50
For the past two decades, China's economy has grown rapidly, averaging an astonishing 9 percent every year. One result of this growth has been the demand for more and better educational opportunities at the postsecondary level. In response, the...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 3229–3234
There is an increasing demand for addressing controversial issues in curriculum, such as social justice and values. Getting students to express their honest opinions, however, remains a challenge in teaching such topics (Trosset, 1998). Studies have ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2817–2824
Research on technology adoption tends to focus on factors such as technology access, technology proficiency, and attitudes towards technology. Social factors in a learner’s network, such as social access and social desire, although have been found...
Results of an Experiment Evaluating the Use of Video Cases to Help Pre-Service Teachers Become Better Teachers of Literacy
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 585–592
In this paper, we describe a video- and case-based software designed to help pre-service teachers become skilled teachers of literacy, and how this software was used in one pre-service education course. We present the results of one evaluation study ...