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SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 02, 2009


Ian Gibson; Roberta Weber; Karen McFerrin; Roger Carlsen; Dee Anna Willis

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This conference has 8 award papers. Show award papers

Number of papers: 769

  1. Teaching through Media and Technology: Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives about Media and Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms

    Lena Lee, Ohio University, Athens, United States

    This paper will examine pre-service teachers’ understanding of mass media as a pedagogical tool which can be used to teach various subjects in early childhood education (birth to age 8) programs. ... More

    pp. 987-989

  2. A Comparative Study of Using Wikis for Collaborative Writing Projects in Traditional and Online Learning Environments

    Hong Lin & Kathleen Kelsey, Oklahoma State University, United States

    Wikis, when used as an open editing tool, can have profound and subtle effects on students’ collaborative learning processes. Hailed as a collaborative learning and writing tool, many questions... More

    pp. 990-992

  3. Applying TINS to Support the Preparation of National Departmental Evaluation

    Min-Jin Lin & Ching-Dar Lin, National Dong-Hwa University, Taiwan

    This paper is a report on how to apply a web-based environment called Theme-based Inquiry Network Studio (will be abbreviated as TINS hereafter) to support the preparation of the first national... More

    pp. 993-997

  4. Online Communication and Student Online Learning: Motivation and Performance

    Leping Liu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

    This paper presents the author’s experiences of online-communication design in Web-based courses, and examines whether different online-communication design—in terms of its format, frequency, and... More

    pp. 998-1003

  5. Traditional Textbooks vs. On-line Textbooks: Comparing Two Different Methodologies in English Reading Classrooms

    Jui-hsiang Lu, Vanung University of Technology, Taiwan; Gwo-yunn Jaw, China University of Technology, Taiwan

    This study examined two different instructional methodologies used to present English reading contents to technical university students in order to determine which methodology, traditional textbook... More

    pp. 1004-1009

  6. Urban Students Moving Beyond the Digital Divide

    Roseanne Macias & Elizabeth Yeager, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

    Many would argue that the digital divide is narrowing for all students because schools are now mandated to provide students with access to computers while at school. But overcoming the digital... More

    pp. 1010-1015

  7. Electronic Concept Mapping in A Laptop University: A Cross-Curricular Study

    Gregory MacKinnon, Acadia University, Canada

    Abstract: This study looks at the implementation of electronic concept mapping in three university course settings namely: 1) Introductory Physics, 2) Gods and Classical Myth and 3) Teaching... More

    pp. 1016-1022

  8. Geographic Diversity in Online Graduate Teacher Education

    Daniel Matthews, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States

    This paper provides evidence that geographic diversity is substantially greater in online graduate education closure courses than in related on-land closure courses. This paper then discusses the... More

    pp. 1023-1027

  9. Empowering Principals to Lead with Technology

    Ellen Meier & Caron Mineo, Teachers College, Columbia University, United States

    Integrating technology in the classroom requires strong building-level leadership, yet it is not clear what administrators should do to guide the technology integration process. This design-based... More

    pp. 1028-1029

  10. Eye movements of teachers while conducting lessons including IT tools use and the practical knowledge related to it

    Masahiro Nagai & Takeshi Kitazawa, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan; Toru Fukumoto, National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Japan; Hiroshi Kato, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan

    Teachers’ practical knowledge and its features have been discussed by various scholars. Although ideas regarding the lesson observations can be understood as a constituent of practical knowledge,... More

    pp. 1030-1035

  11. Evaluation of an Interactive Whiteboards Utilization Model

    Tomoko Nagata, Faculty of School Education, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Japan; Tadashi Inagaki, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan; Michitaka Toyoda, Faculty of Education, Wakayama University, Japan; Ayako Umegae & Yoshinobu Sato, Uchida Yoko Co., Japan; Kanji Akahori, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    The interactive whiteboard (IWB) is an effective ICT tools that can be use in the classrooms. But many Japanese teachers do not use it yet. The purpose of our research is to promote the use of IWBs... More

    pp. 1036-1041

  12. Exploring Online Learning through Design and Design-Based Research

    Priscilla Norton & Dawn Hathaway, George Mason University, United States

    Abstract: In this paper, the authors explore the role of design and design-based research as an alternative research methodology for uncovering principles and strategies for integrating online... More

    pp. 1042-1049

  13. Student Beliefs About Online Teaching: Implications for Virtual School Teachers

    Kevin Oliver, Kevin Brady & Jason Osborne, North Carolina State University, United States

    A mixed methods evaluation was conducted of the new North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS), revealing significant student expectations for teachers in virtual school environments. While... More

    pp. 1050-1057

  14. Lernen durch Lehren (LdL): Promoting pre-service teachers’ instructional multimedia design skills and motivation using multi-level LdL approaches

    Sanghoon Park, Jung Lim & Vicki Gentry, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, United States

    As an effort to search for a strategy to promote multimedia design skills, this paper examined the effects of a multiple-level “learning by teaching” approach in a multimedia design training on pre... More

    pp. 1058-1064

  15. Clickers Supporting Teaching, Teacher Education, Educational Research and Teacher Development

    Timothy Pelton & Leslee Francis Pelton, University of Victoria, Canada; Brad Epp, School District #73 Kamloops/Thompson, Canada

    Audience response systems, commonly known as clickers, are gaining widespread acceptance and use in educational settings. These clickers can be used to support student engagement in traditional... More

    pp. 1065-1070

  16. The Impact of Student Age on Online Learning

    Gerra Perkins, Nelda Wellman & Wendell Wellman, Northwestern State University, United States

    This study examined data from three online graduate-level courses within the College of Education. Through observation and analyses of emails, discussion board responses, and written work, it was... More

    pp. 1071-1074

  17. Exploring elementary school students’ experiences and understandings of internet safety

    John Potter & Neil Selwyn, Institute of Education, University of London, United Kingdom; Sue Cranmer, Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

    This paper examines the understandings of UK elementary school pupils with regards to managing issues of risk and safety whilst using the internet. The paper is based on survey and interview data... More

    pp. 1075-1089

  18. Using Technology for Learning in Higher Education: What is Important?

    Richard Schmid, Gretchen Lowerison & Philip Abrami, Concordia University, Canada; Christina Dehler, Simon Fraser University, Canada

    This series of studies investigated the role that computer technology plays in transforming the learning process in higher education. We looked at the relationship between technology use, active... More

    pp. 1090-1096

  19. Are English Teachers Receiving Adequate Technology Training to Prepare Them to Teach with Technology?

    Gina Shelley, University of Utah, United States

    Traditionally, English teachers are not the first group of educators to be considered when computers or technology training is offered. Yet it is English teachers who are primarily responsible for ... More

    pp. 1097-1100

  20. Improving Teaching and Learning Through Multi-site Teaching System:A Case Study of O.A.U ile-Ife,Nigeria

    Olaniyi Sofowora, Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife,Nigeria, Nigeria; Joel, Adeyanju, Obafemi awolowo university,ile-ife. Osun State, Nigeria

    This paper invstigated the impact of multi-site technology on teaching and learning in large compulsory class courses at Obafemi awolowo university Ile-IFE.A sample of 203 students from the Faculty... More

    pp. 1101-1106