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SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 19, 2006 Volume 2006, Number 1

Editors

Caroline M. Crawford; Roger Carlsen; Karen McFerrin; Jerry Price; Roberta Weber; Dee Anna Willis

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Table of Contents

Number of papers: 802

  1. Turkish Female Students’ Attitudes Toward Internet, Computers And Game Play From The View Of Cultural Perspectives

    Yavuz Inal & Kursat Cagiltay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

    The purpose of this study was to determine the current status of computer usage, Internet usage and game preferences among 252 Turkish primary school female students. Data were collected by giving ... More

    pp. 1621-1627

  2. On the Construction of Intelligent Online-Help System for Authoring Course Materials on Course Management System

    Hitoshi Inoue & Takahiro Tagawa, Computing and Communicatons Center, Kyushu University, Japan

    In this paper, we present the concept of intellectual help-system for authoring course materials on Course Management Systems. The system is based on textual retrieval technology, and searchers... More

    pp. 1628-1633

  3. Cooperating Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices of Technology Integration and its Impact on Pre-service Teachers

    Kamini Jaipal, Brock University, Faculty of Education, Canada

    This paper reports on a study of cooperating teachers' technology integration and its impact on pre-service teachers. A survey was administered to 150 cooperating teachers. Cooperating teachers... More

    pp. 1634-1639

  4. UsingTechnology -based Teaching Strategies: Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions and Practices

    Kamini Jaipal, Brock University, Faculty of Education, Canada

    This study explored four pre-service teachers' integration of technology-based teaching strategies (TTS) during practise teaching. The extent to which the pre-service teachers integrated TTS in... More

    pp. 1640-1645

  5. Utilizing Weblogs to Meet NETS Standards for Teachers

    Gerrie Johnson, Southeastern Oklahoma State Univeristy, United States

    A weblog or blog as they are commonly known is an emerging technology making its debut in the classroom. Weblogs bring innovation to the classroom, allow for interactivity between students,... More

    pp. 1646-1650

  6. Have Irish Pre-Service Teachers Crossed the Digital Divide?

    Keith Johnston, Ann FitzGibbon, Elizabeth Oldham & Aidan Seery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

    For many years there has been a perception that people entering the teaching profession in Ireland were less "techy" than many of their college counterparts. If this is still true, it has worrying ... More

    pp. 1651-1658

  7. The Impact of Motivation on Prospective Teachers’ Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

    Thierry Karsenti, Stephane Villeneuve & Sophie Goyer, University of Montreal, Canada

    The purpose of this study is to understand the role of motivation in the use of ICTs by student teachers during their field practice. In all, 6998 student teachers participated in one of the... More

    pp. 1659-1666

  8. Constructivist Pedagogy for Meaningful Learning: A Focus on Pedagogy above Technology.

    Jared Keengwe, Indiana State University, United States; Gladys Arome, Barry University, United States; Longy Anyanwu, Trinity Christian College, United States; Simon Whittaker, North Carolina A&T State University, United States

    Constructivism is a pedagogical strategy just like technology is a tool. Even so, to ensure meaningful learning, it is essential that we place pedagogy above technology. Students do not learn... More

    pp. 1667-1670

  9. IT Competencies and Attitudes: A Worldwide Perspective

    Gerald Knezek & Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States

    This paper introduces one of the key topics addressed in the symposium, Information Technology in Education Worldwide. The focus in on the importance of attitudes and competencies in the... More

    pp. 1671-1676

  10. Benefits and Changes Coming from Technology in an Elementary French School located in a Minority Setting: A Case Study

    Martine Leclerc, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada

    The evolution of information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the multimedia and the Internet, offer forms of collective activities, new ways of acquiring knowledge, new avenues... More

    pp. 1677-1684

  11. Increasing the Impact of Vicarious Learning Experiences through the Use of Small Group Discussions and Question Prompts

    Yekyung Lee & Peggy A. Ertmer, Purdue University, United States

    This study investigated the impact of group discussions and question prompts on students' vicarious learning experiences. Vicarious experiences were delivered to 65 pre-service teachers via... More

    pp. 1685-1689

  12. What Does One-To-One Computing Bring To Schools?

    Jing Lei, Syracuse University, United States; Yong Zhao, Michigan State University, United States

    This study evaluates the impact of one-to-one computing on student learning and school culture. Based on data collected from pre-test and post-test surveys on students, surveys on parents, and... More

    pp. 1690-1694

  13. Is This On The Test? Technology Integration Perception in Teacher Education Classes

    Lesia Lennex, Morehead State University, United States

    This paper presents two analyses of teacher education courses to explore the integration of technology into the instruction, learning, and assessment of teacher education candidates. The first... More

    pp. 1695-1700

  14. Learning from Experience:Teachers’ views on factors enhancing or inhibiting effective use of information technology in rich-technology classroom

    Tamar Levin, Tel Aviv University, Israel; Rivka Wadmany, Teachers College of Technology, Israel

    This paper reports on a longitudinal study, investigating six teachers' views on factors that support or hinder their technology use in rich technology classroom, in 4th-6th grades. It presents... More

    pp. 1701-1708

  15. Telecollaborative Projects: Meeting Teachers' Needs or Not?

    David Marcovitz, Loyola College in Maryland, United States

    One of the difficulties with telecollaborative projects is finding out what actually happens in real classrooms that participate in the projects. Generally, we hear the hype about the project but... More

    pp. 1709-1710

  16. Planning for eLearning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs

    Arnold Murdock, University of NC at Wilmington, United States

    When making the transition to online learning environments, many institutions fail to carry out systematic planning at either the macro or micro level. This may result in negative attitudes... More

    pp. 1711-1714

  17. Development of Educational System using Robotic Experiment and ICT

    Yoshinori Naruse, Shinji Toga & Yoshikazu Hayase, Toyama National College of Maritime Technology, Japan; Jun-ichi Yamanishi, University of Toyama, Japan

    It is possible to improve students' skills in ICT and their mathematical way of thinking by analyzing various kinds of phenomena. Several educational practices were conducted and analyzed... More

    pp. 1715-1720

  18. Hybrid or Face-To-Face for a Teacher as Researcher Course

    Thanh Nguyen & John-Michael Bodi, Bridgewater State College, United States

    In preparing teachers for the 21st century classroom, teacher education faculty should provide role models of technology integration in their teaching for teachers. Teacher education faculty can... More

    pp. 1721-1725

  19. Implementation and Effects of Scenario-based Authentic Learning in an Undergraduate Media Management Course

    Xiaopeng Ni & Cunfang Ren, University of Georgia, United States

    This paper reports on the design, implementation, and effects of using a web scenario-based project approach in an undergraduate media management course. The goals of the course were twofold: 1)... More

    pp. 1726-1730

  20. Technology diffusion in the culture of higher education

    Lisa Peruski, Punya Mishra & Cheryl Rosaen, Michigan State University, United States

    Abstract: We draw from research on the culture of higher education to describe the process of technology diffusion within a large teacher education program. We followed the activities of a small,... More

    pp. 1731-1736


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