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Tweeting in the Time of Terrorism: Who Participates in a French Hashtag-based Affinity Space, Where, and How?
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 614–619
Twitter is increasingly seen as a valuable resource for teacher professional development, in part for its ability to facilitate affinity spaces (Gee, 2004) that are accessed through hashtags. However, while the affinity space is widely recognized as ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 554–561
We examine the effect of three kinds of game features—mechanics, themes, and genres—on player enjoyment of educational games. Although games are often thought to be more enjoyable than other learning activities, there has been little research on how ...
Topics: Games & Simulations
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 13, No. 1 (2016) pp. 81–98
Twitter is increasingly accepted as an important educational technology and has been shown to serve a range of purposes. In fact, this variety suggests that Twitter has the potential to serve as a foundational technology: one capable of supporting...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 19, No. 3 (September 2019) pp. 469–497
Although board, card, and other analog games can serve as useful educational technologies, little research exists to support teachers’ efforts in finding analog games that are pedagogically appropriate or likely to be well-received by their students....
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 1823–1830
Every day, thousands of educators use Twitter to interact with each other. Yet, the research that examines these educator interactions on Twitter is nascent, in part because it is unclear how to theoretically conceptualize the nature of interactions ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (Mar 05, 2017) pp. 1558–1561
Twitter is increasingly recognized as a site for both teacher education and teacher education research. Although using digital methods to study Twitter data has a number of advantages for teacher education scholars, there are also methodological and ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 567–572
One key promise of educational games is that they can tap into learning in a way that is fun and motivating to learners. In this paper, we explore the reality of these claims by examining existing data on 9343 games from BoardGameGeek.com. We...
Topics: Games & Simulations
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2044–2049
Little is known about the use of Twitter throughout entire degree programs. Graduate degrees in education may be of particular interest for researchers because participants’ variety of roles (e.g., working as teachers while enrolled as students) may ...
E-Learning and Digital Media Vol. 13, No. 1 (2016) pp. 24–44
Affinity spaces are digital or physical spaces in which participants interact with one another around content of shared interest and through a common portal (or platform). Among teachers, some of the largest affinity spaces may be those organized...
Strategies, Use, and Impact of Social Media for Supporting Teacher Community within Professional Development: The Case of one Urban STEM Program
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 36, No. 3 (September 2017) pp. 255–267
This paper examines the use of social media to foster community connections within the MSU Urban Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program. We describe the strategies employed by the program and the technologies employed by...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Vol. 2018, No. 1 (2018)
While social media is increasingly integrated into the fabric of our institutions, professions, and personal lives, there are few organizations dedicated to the topic. The SITE Social Media SIG consists of scholars interested in intersections of...
Zen and the Art of Portfolio Maintenance: Best Practices in Course Design for Supporting Long-lasting Portfolios
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (Mar 17, 2014) pp. 1755–1761
Teacher education courses that use portfolios can impact the ways in which teachers develop as professionals. Although the affordances of portfolios impact the professional development process of both pre-service and in-service teachers, courses...
Topics: Assessment and E-Folios
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 62, No. 5 (2018) pp. 501–508
Although researchers have discovered a great deal about who uses Twitter for educational purposes, "what" they post about, "when" they post and "why" they participate, there has so far been little work to explore "...
Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam: Methodological Considerations and Challenges for Studying Educators’ Twitter Use
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2702–2711
Social media have come to play an important role in the professional lives of many educators. Platforms such as Twitter create new spaces in which collegial contact can occur, opening up various avenues for support and development. These spaces,...