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Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 363–385
This paper reports on a third grade class's use of technology during a science unit on forces and motion. The investigation documents the unique ways in which children can construct knowledge and create multimedia representations of their learning...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3290–3297
The purpose of the research reported in this paper was to investigate whether the use of interactive whiteboards in English language arts and/or mathematics lessons improved student learning in those areas as measured by student scores on state...
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...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 379–384
This paper reports on a situative professional development project that utilizes classroom teachers as technology mentors to their building peers. Case study findings of participating teacher teams will be shared to demonstrate project effectiveness ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2649–2656
The purpose of this study was to empirically test the common-sense notion that the quality of online course discussions can be shaped by how discussion is assessed. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare discussion activity among 8 sections ...
Topics: Educational Technology
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3310–3319
This research explores how the use of student response systems (SRS) effects elementary and middle school students' engagement in and learning from classroom lessons. A pilot study, which compared third graders' engagement in lessons involving the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 836–843
This mixed methods study explores how social presence is developed in online course discussions. The study combines quantitative analyses of survey results from students enrolled in four online graduate courses, and qualitative comparisons of...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 3336–3343
This paper reports on preliminary findings from an ongoing study of teaching and learning in a ubiquitous computing classroom which employs multiple measures and mixed methods to document changes in teaching and learning therein. It particularly...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 2712–2719
This paper describes an ongoing situated professional development program in which teachers bring their intact classes for an extended stay in a ubiquitous computing environment equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art computing devices. The...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1474–1479
This paper describes a case study that examined how technology was integrated to a situated collaborative learning activity in a ubiquitous computing classroom. The students' task was to produce an animated movie to demonstrate Newton's Laws of...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2225–2232
This paper reviews the literature on the learning effectiveness of asynchronous online environments. It attempts to look beyond the commonly accepted findings of no significant differences in learning outcomes between online and traditional courses ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 716–717
Palm Education Pioneers: Examining the Potential of the Handheld Computer is a CD-ROM produced by the Research Center for Educational Technology at Kent State University in Ohio. Discover the value of this tool that highlights three veteran...
Topics: Educational Technology
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1915–1920
This presentation will describe a qualitative study investigating the CATIE model of situated professional development for technology integration in schools. We call the CATIE model "situated" because it places educational technology experts in...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2035–2038
This paper will describe the Online Learning Forum (OLF), a k-12 professional development program. This RPInteractive professional development model provides teachers with the opportunity to learn new technologies, work collaboratively, communicate...
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...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 278–283
This paper draws from both an examination of the formal characteristics of online environments and the authors' experiences offering educational technology courses within such environments to discuss the potential of asynchronous distance education...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 617–622
Diffusion and adoption of educational technology into schools around the country remains a critical issue. If technology is to be for instruction, in-service training and curriculum activities must be developed for teachers. This study uses the...