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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. Improving e-Learning Environments

    Kenneth Luterbach, Florida Atlantic University, United States; Diane Rodriguez, Barry University, United States

    The presenters critique two of the most conventional distance education technologies: (1) course management software (e.g., Blackboard, e-College, WebCT); and (2) the World Wide Web. Those... More

    pp. 425-430

  2. “Back to the Future”: A Review of Current Trends, Best Practices and Future Applications in Distance Education

    Ronald McBride, Karen McFerrin & Robert Gillan, Northwestern State University, United States; Milton Monroe, Northwestern State University College of Education, United States

    Abstract: Distance education is the largest growth area in education. New trends and practices are underway that are just now appearing in the literature. This paper will review current trends... More

    pp. 431-437

  3. Turning iPod into an Effective Portable Learning Tool

    Shawn McCombs, Keith Houk, Dale Higginbotham, Greg Johnson & Youmei Liu, University of Houston, United States

    With the recent release of 5th generation iPods, this magic music box not only increases its storage amount, but "takes the stage for another encore;" and the new video feature has brought iPod... More

    pp. 438-443

  4. Online School Continuity Plan: Academic, Accreditation, & Accountability

    Karen McFerrin, Northwestern State University, United States; Robert Gillan & Ronald McBride, Northwestern State University College of Education, United States; Charlotte Owens, University of LA Monroe, United States

    The Online School Continuity Plan: Academic, Accreditation, & Accountability initiative is a planned collaborative partnership among the Northwestern State University College of Education faculty... More

    pp. 444-447

  5. Usability and Student Learning Outcomes in Online Learning Environments

    Gabriele Meiselwitz & William Sadera, Towson University, United States

    Many institutions in higher education are offering at least some of their curriculum online and use a course management system (CMS) to support these online learning environments. Usability... More

    pp. 448-453

  6. Optimal Online Learning Environments: An Evaluation of an Internet-based Masters in Educational Technology

    Mike Menchaca, University of Hawaii, United States

    The purpose of the research was to evaluate an existing online Masters delivered through distributed, distance learning. Through the evaluation, the significance of technology tools, pedagogic... More

    pp. 454-458

  7. Developing a College Orientation Course that Provides a Personal Touch: Blending Online Modules to Enhance Teacher Effectiveness

    Gale Mentzer, Educational Measurement Consultant, United States; Richard Springman, Ella Fridman & Susan Shelangoski, University of Toledo, United States

    This roundtable session will present the novel use of online learning modules developed to personalize university courses that traditionally have large enrollments (greater than 40). One such... More

    pp. 459-462

  8. Tips for the novice online instructor: Common mistakes to avoid

    Betty J. Morris, Jacksonville State University, United States

    Abstract: Teaching online is a new phenomenon for many higher education instructors. Even experienced traditional teachers find themselves on shaky ground when they are put into an online teaching ... More

    pp. 463-467

  9. ROCCA : The Rural Oklahoma Collaborative Computing Alliance

    Warren Moseley & Mehdi Raoufi, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, United States

    This paper represents a pattern in the development of the state of practice in distance learning in rural Oklahoma in the computing sciences. It will describe a series of projects called ROCCA ... More

    pp. 468-473

  10. Rural Isolation and Electronic Communities of Practice

    Warren Moseley, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, United States

    This round table will concentrate on the creation and facilitation of electronic communities for the rurally isolated. This roundtable will focus on the use of technology, and the potential for... More

    pp. 474-475

  11. A Blended Tutoring Program for Interpreter Training

    Manuela Motta, ETI - Université de Genève, Switzerland

    Interpretation is a highly cognitive and demanding activity. In order for students to acquire this skill during their training at the Ecole de Traduction et d'Interprétation (ETI), University of... More

    pp. 476-481

  12. To Hear or Not to Hear: The Effects of Audio Messages on Student Performance and Student Satisfaction in an Online Course

    Gary Muren, University of Maryland University College, United States

    Abstract: Audio in the online classroom is an option, but one that often is neglected. Three distance education/online sections of the same Fall 2005 semester course at the University of Maryland ... More

    pp. 482-486

  13. Competition and Collaboration in a Computer-Mediated Teacher Education Course

    Vanessa Peters, Jim Hewitt & Clare Brett, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT), Canada

    Abstract: The current study examined student perspectives on peer collaboration and competition in an online teacher education course. Using a questionnaire and interviews as data sources, the... More

    pp. 487-501

  14. Using Theories of Social Presence and Transactional Distance to Understand Technology Enhanced Instruction

    Susan Powers, Kenneth Janz & Taiwo Ande, Indiana State University, United States

    Emerging technologies provide us with increased capacities to teach students and increase learning. While these are explored, we also need to develop an understanding on how these technologies... More

    pp. 502-505

  15. Information Technology in Higher Education - English for Specific Purposes OnLine: Marketing - a Study Case

    Sandra Ribeiro, Instituto superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto, Portugal

    Abstract:The fact that Information Technology is essential in education is no longer the issue. This is clear by simply going through all the literature on the subject. However, while it may seem... More

    pp. 506-511

  16. From Ranting and Raving to Applauding and Praising: Chronicles of a Technophobe

    Marilyn Rice, Daphne Johnson, Bobby Ezell & M. Eren Johnson, Sam Houston State University, United States

    Abstract: As the popularity of online courses continues to grow, the debate among faculty in higher education continues. Many question the ability of online courses to provide the same quality... More

    pp. 512-518

  17. Using Screen Capture Technology to Develop On-line Course Material

    Joseph Roache, Florida A&M University, United States

    The need to produce distance learning course materials comes from the desire and need of students to access educational materials at times and places more conducive to their schedules and life... More

    pp. 519-520

  18. Systematically Designed Online Support for Virtual School Students: A Theory Into Practice Product

    M. D. Roblyer, University of MD University College, United States; Robert Blomeyer & ReGina Rankins-Reed, NCREL/Learning Point Associates, United States

    Despite the recent explosion in the numbers of school students choosing to take virtual courses, dropout rates are usually reported to be higher than in face-to-face courses. To help address this... More

    pp. 521-527

  19. I Want You to Visit My Class, But You're so Far Away: Using Expert Visitors at a Distance

    Raymond Rose, Concord Consortium, United States; Cheryl Bolick, University of North Carolina, United States; Niki Davis, Iowa State University, United States; Zahrl Schoeny, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, United States

    It can be a significant learning experience for students to have the opportunity to meet and interact with experts, but frequently the expert resides at a considerable distance from the... More

    p. 528

  20. Who are you? One student's perspective on community in an online course

    Kari Lee Siko, UNC Chapel Hill, United States

    Online learning has become an integral part of distance education. Research has been done on how to effectively structure online learning including how to create a community of learners in an... More

    pp. 529-534


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