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

2005

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

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Number of papers: 856

  1. Impact of Motivation, Learning Strategies and Learning Styles on Online Learning Success

    Xiongyi Liu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States

    The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of motivational constructs—self-efficacy, achievement goals, and learning strategies—and learning styles on student satisfaction of their... More

    pp. 477-480

  2. How to Use Constructivist Approach to Enhance Online Interactive Learning in a Graduate Educational Research Course

    Yuliang Liu, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, United States

    This article discusses how I used constructivist theory to enhancing online interactive learning in an online graduate educational research course in the fall semester of 2003. The article includes... More

    pp. 481-484

  3. What Makes an Online Group Project Work? -- Students’ Perceptions Before and After an Online Collaborative Problem/Project-Based Learning Experience

    Brenda I Lopez-Ortiz & Lin Lin, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    In this paper, we examine factors that make an online group project work. We asked the students in an online class to share their past group experiences at the beginning of the semester. We will... More

    pp. 485-490

  4. How can we mentor adult learners online?

    Williams Lorraine, Union Institute & University, United States

    Since the early 1960s, alternative schools like Union Institute & University, Goddard College, Empire State College, Antioch College and others have offered adults opportunities to complete degrees... More

    pp. 491-494

  5. Collaboration in online teaching: Library instruction and education research.

    Faith Maina & Barbara Shaffer, State University of New York, United States

    This paper describes collaboration between an education librarian and an education research professor in an online class, with the objective of expanding student access to library resources through... More

    pp. 495-500

  6. Recommendations for Addressing Drop-Out in Online, Teacher Education Courses

    Steven Malikowski, St. Cloud State University, United States

    Colleges and universities continue with ambitious efforts in offering teacher education courses for online, distance education. Unfortunately, student drop-out rates tend to be higher in online... More

    pp. 501-505

  7. Course Design That Works: Success for All Students Online

    Jane Carol Manner, East Carolina University, United States

    No Child Left Behind legislation has created the requirement for highly qualified teachers in every classroom. The looming teacher shortage, however, makes it clear that sufficient faculty will... More

    pp. 506-508

  8. Online Course Design That Works: Supporting Students Seeking Alternative Teacher Certification

    Jane Carol Manner, East Carolina University, United States

    No Child Left Behind legislation requires highly qualified teachers in every classroom. A looming teacher shortage, however, makes it clear that sufficient faculty will not be produced using... More

    pp. 509-511

  9. Myths and Truths of Online Learning: Inspiring Successes, Surprising Research, Practical Guidelines

    Maureen Yoder Maureen, Lesley University, United States

    It is commonly known that online classes are convenient and flexible, but what factors contribute to an outstanding online learning environment? Many people fear that online learning will be... More

    pp. 512-514

  10. Effects of Synchronous Communication on Graduate Students’ Online Collaboration

    Nancy Maushak & ChaoHua Ou, Texas Tech University, United States

    Building a community of learners is an essential component of the online learning environment. The majority of research on interaction in online courses has focused primarily on asynchronous tools.... More

    pp. 515-520

  11. Education Without Boundaries, A Key Introduction to On-line Learning

    Patricia McCarver, Western Governors University, United States; Mimi Tschida, Concerned Robots Educational Consulting, United States

    Education Without Boundaries (EWB) is a required four week online student success course developed for Western Governors University (WGU). The course is designed to prepare students for on-line... More

    pp. 521-525

  12. Interaction Activities in the On-Line Classroom: What Works and Why

    Barbara McKenzie & Betul Ozkan, University of West Georgia, United States

    This paper is a report of the findings of a study that examined graduate students' perceptions of how frequently they used twenty-five interaction activities in an on-line instructional technology ... More

    pp. 526-532

  13. Optimizing Distributed Learning Delivery Models

    Mike Menchaca, California State University, Sacramento, United States

    This white paper describes research-based findings for optimizing the delivery of distributed distance learning using multiple tools. The paper combines research from the areas of modern portfolio ... More

    pp. 533-537

  14. It’s a matter of style: Going the distance

    Betty Morris & Betul Ozkan, University of West Georgia, United States

    Oftentimes students in distance learning courses have problems with the structure of the learning environment that doesn't suit their characteristics as learners. This paper explores those... More

    pp. 538-543

  15. Effective and Efficient Study of Information Technology in National Open University of Nigeria by Secondary School Teachers to Enhance Their Teaching Skills

    Godwin Ogieva, Ministry of Education (IT & Distance Learning Section), Post Primary Education Board, Nigeria

    Abstract: Secondary school teachers in Nigeria with particular reference to those in Edo State are faced with the problems of teaching computer technology as a course and also to use it to teach... More

    pp. 544-546

  16. The Experience of Older, Women Learners in a Web-Based Learning Class

    Cynthia Pixley, CEHD, George Mason University, United States

    This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study conducted on a graduate level, online course. The online course introduced participants to the world of online learning. Research has shown... More

    pp. 547-552

  17. E-Journals for Distance Learning Programs in Instructional Technology

    Robert Price & Chaohua Ou, Texas Tech University, United States

    The growth of distance learning programs has made access to scholarly journals and other literature to students in distance learning programs a necessity. The field of instructional technology has... More

    pp. 553-557

  18. Designing the Toolkit: Reconsidering technology integration in a teacher education program

    Chris Purkiss, Western State College, United States; Charles Mize, MDI Technologies, United States

    Institutions of higher education are converting an increasing number of their academic offerings for delivery through the Internet. This trend is occurring even in view of recent criticism that E-... More

    pp. 558-563

  19. Designing Online Learning Activities that Make Sense Online: Theory Into Practice

    Yufeng Qian, Grand Valley State University, United States

    Online learning is different from face-to-face learning. However, recent researches have shown that most online courses are simply simulating the traditional classroom-based instruction. In an... More

    pp. 564-566

  20. Can You Teach Research Methods to Pre-Service Teachers in an Online Environment?

    Sherri Restauri, Jacksonville State University, Office of Distance Education, United States

    Informal research on student behavior and academic outcomes is conducted on a frequent basis by K-12 as well as higher education teachers. Yet many of these teachers have little or no background in... More

    pp. 567-572