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World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 3440–3444
Faculty who are charged with adapting their on-campus courses for online delivery face multiple challenges due to their lack of experience with online course design, online interactions, and online technologies. This paper describes the analysis...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 2068–2071
Despite being hailed as enhancing and facilitating collaborative learning, wikis have remained largely untapped as a tool in teacher education and development. This paper describes the use of a wiki activity in a technology development seminar for...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 739–742
This qualitative study sought to determine whether asynchronous online interactions in a face-to-face graduate course facilitate social construction of knowledge among students. The qualitative analysis of online discussion transcripts led to the...
Educational Wiki Design for Connectedness and Learning: Measuring Graduate Students’ Sense of Community
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2009 (Jun 22, 2009) pp. 1764–1767
Wikis are increasingly being used to facilitate sense of community and collaborative learning in higher education. Fourteen students’ sense of community as a result of using a wiki in a graduate education course was measured using the Classroom...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 1455–1462
This qualitative study reports on how four professors used asynchronous online discussions as advance organizers to enhance classroom discussions in teacher education courses. The four professors who participated in this study cited several benefits ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 2848–2852
Abstract: Wikis are increasingly being used to enhance and facilitate collaborative learning in higher education. This paper describes the use of a wiki in an educational technology course to build community and collaboration among educators beyond...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 4217–4220
This qualitative study describes the ways in which eight professors integrated and evaluated asynchronous online discussions in face-to-face undergraduate and graduate courses. The different ways in which the professors used online discussions in...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4321–4326
This qualitative study reports on student and professor perceptions of the usefulness of a course Web site in a graduate psychology course that used BlackboardTM. The professor and students in this study cited several benefits of supplementing...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 2855–2863
This qualitative study describes the ways in which a professor structured, facilitated, and evaluated asynchronous online discussions in an on-campus undergraduate course. Reports on how professors perceive certain strategies used in online...
International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 16, No. 4 (October 2017) pp. 371–393
What do instructional designers in higher education really do? With the rise in online courses and programs in higher education, this question is especially important. We interviewed eight instructional designers from across the United States using...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2766–2771
Web 2.0 technologies are being increasingly used by faculty in higher education courses to engage a new generation of students. Course assessments, however, often comprise papers and exams, and course projects end with traditional presentations by...
Student-Centered Library Instruction: An Assessment of Online Graduate Students’ Information Literacy Skills and Needs
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 2002–2009
With the increasing number of online programs offered by institutions of higher education, it is important to find ways to provide information literacy instruction to support off-campus students and to help them succeed in such programs. With the...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 4 (July 2014) pp. 89–97
This article describes the impact of an online Ed.D. in educational technology based on data collected from students at regular intervals during the program. It documents how students who were working professionals applied learning from the program...
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration Vol. 15, No. 1 (2012)
This article describes successes and challenges of the first implementation of an online Ed.D. program that impacted students' professional growth and practice. Based on an analysis of student survey comments, student interviews, and faculty...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 3965–3971
An educational technology course for pre-service social studies teachers was explicitly designed to focus on technological pedagogical content knowledge (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) and Hooper and Rieber’s (1999) model of teacher use of technology as a...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 1908–1913
Recent research has highlighted the benefits of integrating Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, and social bookmarking in teacher education. The pre-service teacher perspective of the ways in which teacher educators currently use Web 2.0 technologies...
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning Vol. 6, No. 2 (2012) pp. 67–78
Academic librarians often provide information literacy support for specific courses or topics in the form of research guides, one-shot training sessions, library orientations, or by embedding library content into online courses. Less frequently,...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 4 (July 2014) pp. 62–72
The University of Florida offers an online professional practice Ed.D. focused on Educational Technology. Twenty-three students have completed professional practice dissertations and graduated since the program's inception in 2008. The purpose...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 2011–2016
The use of blogs by one professor in undergraduate history courses over three years is described in this paper. The ways in which he used blogs and the strategies that he developed over time are presented here along with his perceptions of benefits...
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)-Based Course Design in Preservice Social Studies Education
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 2367–2375
An educational technology course for preservice social studies teachers was created based on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) and refined based on the results of a TPACK- survey completed by students...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 73–78
Social presence in a community of inquiry in prior research has been characterized as social off-task interactions that depict learners as real people in an educational environment. This research presents an open-ended approach to the analysis of...
The Net Generation as Preservice Teachers: Transferring Familiarity with New Technologies to Educational Environments
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (2011) pp. 144–153
A survey of preservice teachers' (n = 54) use of Web 2.0 tools and creation of online content for both personal and educational purposes highlighted the large gap between Web 2.0 use in their daily lives and in their coursework, as well as their...
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 60, No. 1 (2016) pp. 48–55
The Mentored Innovation Model is an online collaborative mentoring model developed in Hungary to help teachers integrate technology in their classrooms in meaningful ways. It combines an online modular approach of formal pedagogical ICT training...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2013–2018
Current undergraduates of education, by virtue of their familiarity with new technologies, can be presumed to be capable of creating digital content using new technologies in learning environments. Pre-service teachers in an education course were...
Connecting Practice, Theory and Method: Supporting Professional Doctoral Students in Developing Conceptual Frameworks
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 58, No. 4 (July 2014) pp. 54–61
From an instrumental view, conceptual frameworks that are carefully assembled from existing literature in Educational Technology and related disciplines can help students structure all aspects of inquiry. In this article we detail how the...
Pre- and inservice teacher satisfaction with online collaborative mentoring for technology integration: Applying the Kano quality attributes
Online Learning Journal Vol. 21, No. 4 (Dec 01, 2017)
This study examines Hungarian pre- and inservice teachers\u2019 satisfaction (n=154) with the Mentored Innovation Model (MIM), an online collaborative mentoring model focused on technology integration. The Kano model was applied to results from two...
International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies Vol. 7, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 28–42
Research on several aspects of asynchronous online discussions in online and hybrid courses has been successfully conducted using content analysis in the past. With the increase in Web 2.0 and social media use in education, research on knowledge...
Adapting the Community of Inquiry Survey for an Online Graduate Program: Implications for Online Programs
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 11, No. 1 (2014) pp. 59–71
A cohort-based online professional doctorate program that consisted of both online coursework and research activities was designed using Garrison et al's community of inquiry (CoI) framework. The evaluation of the program proved a challenge...
Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Use of Social Media: Highlighting the Importance of Educational Technology Courses
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4226–4231
Abstract: This pilot project explored elementary preservice teachers’ use of social media for personal use, educational use when required by their professors, and educational use when not required by their professors. Their use of social media for...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 285–301
This paper examines using a shared student-generated and interactive map displaying the locations of students in an online course as a resource for community building. Facilitating stronger feelings of community is an important component for...
Analysis of Online Students’ Use of Embedded Library Instruction in a Graduate Educational Technology Course
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (Oct 18, 2010) pp. 664–671
Online students in a graduate educational technology course were provided with online library instruction and support to help them access library resources and successfully use online research databases. Students viewed online videos, used online...
The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance Vol. 27, No. 1 (Sep 11, 2013)
The purpose of this research was to identify best practices in online mentoring used in an online doctoral program to mentor doctoral students through their dissertation. During semi-structured interviews, students (n=9) reflected on the challenges...
Public Services Quarterly Vol. 6, No. 2 (2010) pp. 271–291
The increase in online programs has been accompanied by the need for library instruction and support for online students. Students enrolled in off-campus programs have to be able to successfully access and use digital library resources to complete...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 654–661
This paper presents a case study of faculty-librarian collaboration in an online program over three years. Based on interviews with the faculty and the librarian, challenges are discussed and suggestions are made for best practices in faculty...
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning Vol. 12, No. 6 (Sep 22, 2011) pp. 126–142
The community of inquiry (CoI) framework has commonly been used to study teaching and learning in online courses (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer 2000). This paper describes the implementation of the CoI framework in a cohort-based online EdD...
From Course to Classroom: Preservice Teachers’ Understandings and Implementation of Global Education Lessons
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) p. 786
As students in K-12 schools become increasingly diverse, there is a need for teachers who are globally competent, understand other cultures and educational systems, and can use innovative teaching approaches that develop critical thinking, problem...