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SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 25, 2013


Ron McBride; Michael Searson

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Number of papers: 881

  1. DIY Virtual World: One Teacher Education Program's Journey from SecondLife to Opensimulator

    Peter Blair, Brigham Young University - Idaho, United States; Lee Mason, University of Texas San Antonio, United States; Matt Reeder, Utah State University, United States

    Simulations have been shown to be an effective method of introducing novice professionals to complicated and high-risk experiences. In distance teacher education programs where students may be... More

    pp. 238-240

  2. The Virtual Collaborative Model and Pre-Service Teacher Pedagogic Identity Development

    Rebecca Blankenship, Hillsborough District Schools, United States

    The purpose of this article is to discuss the theory that emerged relevant to how four pre-service teachers seeking an endorsement in teaching English as a Second Official Language (ESOL)... More

    pp. 241-245

  3. Virtual Campus Orientation: Supporting Students’ Transition to Post-Secondary Before They Actually Arrive

    Patricia Boechler, Eleni Stroulia, Erik deJong, Matthew Delaney, Mike Carbonaro, Corbett Artym, Wayne Thomas & Jeff Klassen, University of Alberta, Canada

    Transitioning to postsecondary education from secondary school is an important and critical adjustment for young adults (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). Our research project is designed to leverage ... More

    pp. 246-249

  4. We Turned Learning On Its Ear: Flipping the Developmental Classroom

    Teresa Marie Kelly, Sheryl Bone, MAT & Kathrine O'Neil, PhD, Kaplan University, United States

    Kaplan University faces the challenge of preparing first term learners for the rigor of college courses. Many of these learners are older and have not been in school for a decade or more. Still... More

    pp. 250-253

  5. A 3D Immersive Virtual Environment for Secondary Biology Education

    Otto Borchert, Guy Hokanson, Brian M. Slator, Bradley Vender, Peng Yan, Vaibhav Aggarwal & Matti Karilouma, North Dakota State University, United States; Andrew “Mazz” Marry, Minnesota State University - Moorhead, United States; Bob Cosmano, WoWiWe Instruction Co, United States

    The Virtual Cell is an interactive, 3-dimensional visualization of a bio-environment designed to teach the structure and process of Cellular Biology. To the students, the Virtual Cell looks like... More

    pp. 254-259

  6. Technology-Mediated Caring: Building Relationships Between Students and Instructors in Online K-12 Learning Environments

    Jered Borup, Charles Graham & Andrea Velasquez, Brigham Young University, United States

    Caring is an important component of K-12 teaching and learning. An increasing number of K-12 students are enrolling in online courses. The physical separation of students and teachers in the... More

    p. 260

  7. Co-creating shared curricula for teacher training programs of four universities of applied sciences in The Netherlands: a cloud-based approach

    Jeroen Bottema, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Education, Learning and Philosophy, Netherlands; Erik Bolhuis, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Anna Tomson, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Hans van Bergen, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Netherlands

    Teacher trainers four major universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands with teacher-training programs are co-creating shared curricula for bachelor and master teacher programs, based on a ... More

    pp. 261-262

  8. 1+1+1=1, metaphorically speaking : A model for blended teaching and learning

    Eric Brewster, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

    This paper contends that the combination of F2F meetings, online chats, and SAL tasks produce optimum conditions for language, content, and skills learning, both for academic and work- life... More

    pp. 263-268

  9. Developing Inclusive and Transparent Processes to Select your Next Learning Management System

    Marwin Britto, Lone Star College, United States

    For a large institution or a multi-campus system, it is a daunting task to effectively represent the diversity of stakeholders and convene productive meetings. At Lone Star College System, which... More

    p. 269

  10. Your First Open House: Innovative Strategies for Success

    Marwin Britto, Lone Star College, United States

    This presentation will demonstrate to the audience the value in developing and launching an Online Open House to showcase a Distance Education department's services and resources. The audience will... More

    p. 270

  11. Creating a Physical Presence in Online Environments

    Terri Bubb, Houston Community College, United States; Caroline Crawford & Denise McDonald, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States

    This study communicates the findings from a dissertation study that investigated factors that create a physical presence in an online environment. Research suggests that, as members of a learning... More

    pp. 271-278

  12. Elements of a Successful MOOC from Participant Perspectives

    Lauren Burrow, University of Memphis, United States

    There has been a recent proliferation and publicity surrounding Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs), which are aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web. This paper will... More

    p. 279

  13. What can MOOCs do for you?: Local Implications of a Global Phenomenon

    Lauren Burrow, University of Memphis, United States

    The recent proliferation and publicity surrounding Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs), which are aimed at large-scale participation and open access via the web, should have others considering... More

    pp. 280-282

  14. Fostering Flexible Education Through High School Capstone Experiences

    Nicole Buzzetto-More, University of Maryland Eastern Shore & The Maryland State Dept. of Education, United States

    Educators seek to introduce flexible educational experiences that are predicated on student-centered pedagogical practices. In these experiences, the teacher is not the focus of instruction,... More

    pp. 283-290

  15. Pedagogy and Situational Creativity in Synchronous Hybrid Learning: Descriptions of Three Models

    William Cain & Danah Henriksen, Michigan State University, United States

    Abstract: This paper describes how differences in pedagogy and content led instructors to exercise situational creativity in designing new models of learning and instruction at the graduate level. ... More

    pp. 291-297

  16. Innovative Use of Technology and Media for Global Education: Focus on the Success of Khan Academy

    Sowmya Challa, Indiana State University, United States

    Given the information overload through numerous means today, students often are overwhelmed with the input presented to them. Learning happens to be continuous and does not stop at the school gates... More

    pp. 298-299

  17. Advanced “Dualing”: The Battle between Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment Courses for Student Participation and College Success

    Tina Chargois & Elizabeth Hackett, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States

    Abstract: This paper will compare the advantages and limitations of dual enrollment and advanced placement courses in traditional and online learning environments with a specific focus on... More

    pp. 300-302

  18. Note Taking on eText with Digital Note Taking Tools

    Xi Chen, Steven Crooks & Sonia Ford, Texas Tech University, United States

    Abstract: There are increasing numbers of online course and growing share of eText used in higher education. In order to improve the quality of online education, this paper discussed how note... More

    pp. 303-308

  19. Faculty’s Transformative Process from Traditional to Online Instruction

    Kari Chiasson, Katherine Terras & Kathy Smart, University of North Dakota, United States

    Based on the growth in online enrollments, many faculty members are asked to develop and teach online courses they had previously taught in a traditional face-to-face classroom. This qualitative... More

    pp. 309-314

  20. Assessing for Quality Online Discussion Posts

    Paula Christensen & Sanghoon Park, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, United States

    Online discussion posts should provide a rich environment for assessing learning. The requirement to post to online discussion forums in order to show comprehension of content knowledge has become ... More

    pp. 315-319