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SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference

Mar 02, 2015

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David Rutledge; David Slykhuis

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Number of papers: 630

  1. An Examination of EFL Teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)

    Ahmet Oguz Akcay, Rae Mancilla & Nihat Polat, Duquesne University, United States

    Computer tools are increasingly integrated in English as Foreign (EFL) curricula. Integrating technology in English language curriculum is necessary for preparing 21st century learners. Teachers’... More

    pp. 1-3

  2. Empowerment Patterns of Teachers Leading ICT Implementation Programs

    Orit Avidov-Ungar, The Open University, Achva Academic College, Israel, Israel; Noga Magen-Nagar, Gordon college of education, Israel

    This article presents finding that emerged from a study of 24 in-depth interviews conducted with teachers who were candidates for an ICT Leadership Award granted by Israel’s Ministry of Education. ... More

    pp. 4-9

  3. Feeling Anxious: Students’ Perceptions and Emotions Relative to Online Assessments in College Courses

    Catherine Brooks, University of Arizona, United States

    Technology-based testing tools are being utilized in a variety of college course types (e.g., online, face-to-face). Though online assessments are often designed to provide students flexibility and... More

    pp. 10-15

  4. Cloud-based Learning Environment with VMware vCloud Director

    Li Chao, University of Houston - Victoria, United States

    VMware is the software commonly used to develop enterprise level cloud services. This paper explores the usability of VMware in the development of a cloud-based learning environment. It begins with... More

    pp. 16-22

  5. Incorporating WebQuest into Geography Thematic Integrated Instruction to Enhance Students’ Problem-Solving Ability

    Yi-Chia Cheng, Tamkang University, Taiwan; Hsin-Te Yeh, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States; Tsui-Wen Huang, Taipei Municipal Zhong-Lun High School, Taiwan

    Thematic integrated instruction enables teachers to deliver instructions in an integrated manner in order to exercise students’ critical thinking skills. WebQuest is an inquiry-based learning... More

    pp. 23-26

  6. Nudging Tech Infusion into Student Teaching: Determining Institutional Readiness for Large-Scale, Site-Based, Professional Development

    Teresa S. Foulger, Ray Buss, Keith Wetzel, LeeAnn Lindsey & Stacey Pasquel, Arizona State University, United States

    This study was conducted to determine the current status of technology integration during student teaching in our college. It is a natural extension of efforts to integrate technology into... More

    pp. 27-32

  7. Experiences of Students from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups in an Informal STEM Educational Setting and the Effect on Self-Efficacy, Task Value, and Academic Course Selection

    Anita Harvin, University of Texas at Austin, United States

    In this pilot, research study, I discuss how students from groups underrepresented in the STEM workplace make sense of their participation in a STEM+Art, maker-movement inspired, after-school and... More

    pp. 33-43

  8. Time Management and Student Independence in Online Learning: A Course Evaluation

    Robyn Hill, National University, United States

    Online education classes have the potential to offer students greater flexibility, personalization, and higher levels of independence, allowing them to become autonomous, lifelong learners. However... More

    pp. 44-48

  9. Strengthening IT Curriculum by Improving Problem Solving Skills with Programming

    Michael Jonas, University of New Hampshire at Manchester, United States

    Developing good problem solving skills is an important element of an Information Technology (IT) education. A challenge is how to expose students to such skill sets practically and efficiently, and... More

    pp. 49-54

  10. Closing the Distance: Online Learning for Rural Mathematics Teachers

    Jennifer Luebeck, Montana State University, United States; Georgia Cobbs, University of Montana, United States; Lisa Scott, Lisa Scott Mathematics Education Consulting, LLC, United States

    A series of online learning modules form the foundation for an innovative and technology-based approach to school-based professional learning for K-8 mathematics teachers, particularly in rural... More

    pp. 55-60

  11. The Contribution of Academic Education to Predicting the Level of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Teachers in Israel

    Noga Magen- Nagar, Gordon College of Education, Israel; Orit Avidov- Ungar, The Open University, Achva Academic College, Israel

    The current study aims to examine the contribution of teachers' academic education to predicting the level of technological-pedagogic knowledge in the classroom. The research methodology was... More

    pp. 61-66

  12. Teaching Undergraduate Students versus Graduate Students Online: Similarities, Differences, and Instructional Approaches

    Kelly Paynter & Jimmy Barnes, Jacksonville State University, United States

    What should a professor do differently when teaching undergraduate students online as compared to teaching graduate students online? In what ways must professors modify their online course... More

    pp. 67-71

  13. Engaging Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    Michelle Sims, Kutztown University, United States

    There is a global need for strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills. Therefore it is imperative to engage girls in STEM in the classroom and in future careers. While... More

    pp. 72-74

  14. A promising game-based intervention for successful mathematics learning for all students.

    Karin Wiburg, New Mexico State University, United States

    This presentation/paper introduces participants to Math Snacks, an online program with videos and games accompanied by learner and teacher material. Materials are based on research findings on... More

    pp. 75-78

  15. Progression in Practice: Development of TPACK in didactical designs

    Sara Willermark & Lena Pareto, University West, Sweden

    We report results from a three-year School Development Project in which digital technology supports cross-border collaboration and innovative models for teaching in virtual classrooms are designed.... More

    pp. 79-86

  16. Building a Base for Teachers to Develop Next Generation Leaders: Computational Thinking in the Elementary and Middle Level Classroom

    Siri Anderson, St. Catherine University, United States

    This roundtable discussion will focus on the connections between computational thinking/computer programming and existing elementary education standards/learning targets. A hands on matching game... More

    pp. 87-89

  17. Investigating Novice Programming Abilities with the Help of Psychometric Assessment

    Marc Berges, Technische Universität München, Germany

    In 2008, a working group in the computer science department at Technische Universität München School of Education piloted an optional 2 ½ day experience that took place just before the first... More

    pp. 90-95

  18. uCode@UWG: Building Kids' Interest in STEM-C.

    Adriana D' Alba, Kim Huett, Anja Remshagen & Christine Rolka, University of West Georgia, United States

    One Saturday a month, children aged 7 to 17 gather in the College of Education of a University located in the west of the State of Georgia, to learn about computational skills, tools, and languages... More

    pp. 96-99

  19. How do digital device ownership and daily media exposure predict multitasking?

    Muhterem Dindar & Yavuz Akbulut, Anadolu University, Turkey

    This study investigated whether prior digital media ownership and daily media exposure predicted current multitasking behaviors of college students. A total of 317 pre-service teachers studying at ... More

    pp. 100-107

  20. Social Development Theory, Social Identity Theory and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: An Examination of Peer Group Influences, Factors and Behaviors

    Heather Lamb, University of North Texas - Learning Technologies, United States

    The purpose of this article is to examine the implications and applications for Vygotsky's Social Development Theory (1978) and Tajfel & Turner’s Social Identity Theory (1979) to understand the... More

    pp. 108-113