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SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference



Caroline Crawford; Roger Carlsen; Ian Gibson; Karen McFerrin; Jerry Price; Roberta Weber; Dee Anna Willis

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Number of papers: 856

  1. Collaborative Learning and Shared Leadership in Online Learning

    Kay Allen, University of Central Florida, United States

    Creating collaborative learning through teamwork and shared leadership in the online learning environment will be the focus of this session. Setting up learning and work teams and providing the... More

    pp. 264-267

  2. Component-based Framework for Elearning System Functionality

    Fahad Alotaiby & Jim X. Chen, George Mason University, United States; Chongjin Kee, Seoul Information Technology University, Korea (South)

    Recent advances in technology and communication have increased the landscape of elearning systems. Several systems exist for creating, delivering and managing contents, and managing student... More

    pp. 268-273

  3. Online Task Based Second Language Learning Environment: Design, Implementation, and Validation

    Abdurrahman Arslanyilmaz & Tufan Adiguzel, Texas A&M University, United States

    Language learning through technology has become a fact of life with important implications for second language acquisition (Chapelle, 2001). "It has been demonstrated empirically that it is design ... More

    pp. 274-279

  4. Using Web-Based Instructional Environments to Support the Seven Principles of Effective Teaching

    Art Bangert, Montana State University, United States

    This paper discusses how WebCT was used to supplement an educational assessment class for sixty elementary and secondary preservice teachers at Montana State University. Examples are provided which... More

    pp. 280-285

  5. Strong Teacher Presence Fosters Student Engagement with Online Learning

    B Bhagyavati, Columbus State University, United States

    Learning via online environments has diffused from universities to high schools today with state education boards taking the lead in promoting online learning. As increasing numbers of high school ... More

    pp. 286-289

  6. Using Undergraduates as Discussion Leaders to Improve Threaded Discussion

    William Brescia, University of Arkansas, United States

    This study is as an inquiry into the effectiveness of a discussion leadership taxonomy designed to help online discussion leaders support and facilitate discussions conducted by undergraduates.... More

    pp. 290-295

  7. Am I being Authentic in my Online Classes? Voices of learners through Formative Evaluations

    Ellen Carusetta, University of New Brunswick, Canada

    This action research project reports on a study of learner's experiences participating in the formative evaluation of online courses. Learners from an online course had the opportunity have input... More

    pp. 296-300

  8. Virtual Schooling: Effectiveness for Students and Implications for Teachers

    Cathy Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States

    Abstract: The growth in the numbers of students learning online and the importance of online learning as a solution to educational challenges are two factors that have increased the need to study... More

    pp. 301-308

  9. Using Technology to Teach Creativity

    Paula Christensen, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, United States

    Technology can provide a unique resource for teaching creativity. The purpose of this paper is to offer information regarding the development of an online graduate course that enables teachers to... More

    pp. 309-311

  10. Conceptual change toward online learning: A look at the experiences of two first-time adult online students

    Lily Compton, Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, United States

    Adult learners enroll in online courses with preconceived notions and expectations about the online learning experience. These notions and expectations are influenced by their past experiences with... More

    pp. 312-318

  11. Assessing Mentor Characteristics in an Online Environment: A Study

    Stacy Connors, George Mason University, United States

    The qualities that make a successful teacher in a traditional, face-to-face environment are well known and documented. Similarly, the characteristics of a good mentor are known. The qualities of a... More

    pp. 319-323

  12. Technology-assisted Mentoring using Critical Thinking Scaffolds

    Steven Coombs & Sarah Fletcher, Bath Spa University College, United Kingdom

    Critical Thinking Scaffolds (CTS) (Coombs, 2000) are tools, which enable the representation of teachers' tacit knowledge in a form that can be accessed and engaged with by policy makers,... More

    pp. 324-331

  13. Scaffolding Technology-Based Action Research in an Online Environment

    John Cowan, Sacramento State University, United States

    This brief paper describes the practitioner action research process currently being implemented in the California State University, Sacramento's Internet-Based Master's Degree in Educational... More

    pp. 332-337

  14. Using Distance Education Methodology in a F2F Class

    Terry Daniels, Wagner College, United States

    ABSTRACT- Wagner College, where the writer is presently teaching, adopted College LiveText for all incoming education freshman. College LiveText solutions is a suite of web-based tools that allow... More

    pp. 338-341

  15. Virtual Schooling lab practice: Case studies for teacher preparation

    Niki Davis, Iowa State University, United States; Dale Niederhauser, Lily Compton & Denise Lindstrom, ISU, United States; Zahrl Schoeny, UVA, United States

    K-12 educators are rarely prepared for distance education, which is becoming relatively common in the USA under the term Virtual Schooling (VS). In the school year 2002/3 over 15% of U.S. high... More

    pp. 342-345

  16. Experiences in Designing a Successful Flexible Route into the Teaching Profession

    Eric Dell, School of Education, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    In the United Kingdom, the Teacher Training Agency has been exploring new ways to bring people into the teaching profession who would not normally consider such a choice of career because of their ... More

    pp. 346-350

  17. A Thousand Years in Thirty Virtual Days: Summer Online Courses and the Sophomore Survey

    Kyle Dickson, Abilene Christian University, United States

    Summer online courses are a recent product of universities seeking a profitable niche in the brave new world of distance education and students in search of challenging and convenient courses that ... More

    pp. 351-357

  18. Adventure Learning

    Aaron Doering, University of Minnesota, United States

    Adventure learning is an educational approach that provides learners with opportunities to explore real-world issues through authentic learning experiences within collaborative online learning... More

    pp. 358-363

  19. Analyzing Classroom Use of an Online Adventure Learning Curriculum

    Aaron Doering, Eric Riedel, Cassandra Scharber & David Ernst, University of Minnesota, United States

    This paper analyzes the classroom use of an adventure learning site in K-12 classrooms. Surveys of 228 respondents who used the online curriculum in 300 separate courses, 21 interviews, and three ... More

    pp. 364-368

  20. Motivation and Adventure Learning

    Aaron Doering, Eric Riedel, David Ernst & Cassandra Scharber, University of Minnesota, United States

    This paper analyzes the adventure learning (AL) project, PolarHusky, which used motivational factors such as the polarhuskies (the sled dogs), the real-time delivery of far-away places, and the... More

    pp. 369-376