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Teachers’ Belief Changes In A Technology-Enhanced Pedagogical Laboratory, Yuxin Ma, Guolin Lai, Douglas C. Williams, Louise Prejean Jun 2008

Teachers’ Belief Changes In A Technology-Enhanced Pedagogical Laboratory, Yuxin Ma, Guolin Lai, Douglas C. Williams, Louise Prejean

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Preservice teachers who were enrolled in a technology integration course facilitated student-centered lessons to K-12 students in a pedagogical laboratory. A quantitative instrument, Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding Technology Use Survey (TBTUS), was employed to measure the impact of the pedagogical laboratory experience on preservice teachers’ beliefs regarding technology integration. The impact was largely insignificant. The qualitative data suggest that changes might be incremental and TBTUS might not be sensitive to the changes that occurred after 22-hour treatment, with only six hours of real teaching experience. Moreover, unlike vicarious experiences, personal teaching experiences may be different for each candidate, so they might ...


R2d2 Model: Creating Diverse Online Instructions, Ke Zhang Jun 2008

R2d2 Model: Creating Diverse Online Instructions, Ke Zhang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

With the increasing applications of online learning at all levels in training and education in Chinese-speaking countries and regions, together with the diversity of online learners in terms of age, background, and learning style, educators are faced with a critical challenge: how to design and implement online learning experiences to meet the varied needs of highly diverse online learners. This article introduces a highly practical, easy-to-apply model, the R2D2 model (Bonk & Zhang, 2006, 2008) to the Chinese readers in particular, for the creation of diverse online learning activities. R2D2 (Read, Reflect, Display, and Do), is a new model particularly for ...


Student Response Systems In Higher Education: Moving Beyond Linear Teaching And Surface Learning, Harry L. Dangel, Charles Xiaoxue Wang Jun 2008

Student Response Systems In Higher Education: Moving Beyond Linear Teaching And Surface Learning, Harry L. Dangel, Charles Xiaoxue Wang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Over the past decade, instructors in colleges and universities increasingly have used Student Response Systems (SRSs)--typically in large classes to increase the level of student engagement and learning. Research shows that both students and instructors perceive SRSs to be beneficial, although evidence of improved learning has been less clear. Experts emphasize that instructors must consider how technology might enhance good pedagogy in order for increases in learning to occur. SRSs do increase student engagement and provide prompt feedback—two key practices that promote learning. However, professional groups propose goals for students in higher education that focus on deep learning ...


Adopting Cell Phones In Efl Teaching And Learning, Guoqiang Cui, Shuyan Wang Jun 2008

Adopting Cell Phones In Efl Teaching And Learning, Guoqiang Cui, Shuyan Wang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Though Mobile Learning (ML) has a brief history of no more than four decades, the medium is developing rapidly with the upgrading of different mobile devices. Among all the devices, cell phones have great potential in language teaching and learning. This article explores the different devices especially cell phone use in ML. The paper also reviews teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in China and discusses potential applications of cell phones in Chinese EFL teaching and learning.


Students’ Online Interaction Styles: Can They Change?, Dazhi Yang, Jennifer C. Richardson Jun 2008

Students’ Online Interaction Styles: Can They Change?, Dazhi Yang, Jennifer C. Richardson

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Past studies indicate that students demonstrate different online interaction styles, which consist of the ways or habits students acquire knowledge from computer-mediated discussions (Sutton, 2001). Such interaction styles include the active interaction style (Beaudion, 2002), the vicarious interaction style (Sutton, 2001), and the mixed or balanced-interaction style. The purpose of this exploratory study was to further investigate whether students’ online interaction styles changed during a course utilizing asynchronous computer-mediated discussions; and if so how and why they changed. Results indicate that such changes did take place as 44% of participants adjusted to more active learning styles as the courses progressed ...


A Theoretical Basis For Learning In Massive Multiplayer Virtual Worlds, Stephen W. Harmon Jun 2008

A Theoretical Basis For Learning In Massive Multiplayer Virtual Worlds, Stephen W. Harmon

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

One of the most compelling affordances of information communications technologies for education is the combination of social interaction, simulation, and creative play offered by online games. Although massive multiplayer online games have been in existence for some time, only with the widespread adoption of highspeed Internet access has their potential has begun to be realized. This article focuses on the affordances of massive multiplayer virtual learning environments (MMVLEs) for education by examining the benefits of a theoretical understanding of learning, and then discussing the concept of affordances. An exploration of the theoretical framework supporting learning in MMVLEs as seen the ...


Engaging Diverse Secondary Students In International Collaborative Networked Learning, C. Candace Chou, Chi-Syan Lin, Mark Van ‘T Hooft, Yi-Me Lin Jun 2008

Engaging Diverse Secondary Students In International Collaborative Networked Learning, C. Candace Chou, Chi-Syan Lin, Mark Van ‘T Hooft, Yi-Me Lin

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This study examines the processes of engaging a group of highly diverse 7th and 8th grade students in the utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) for collaborative activities through a global networked learning environment called APEC Cyber Academy. Thirty-six middle school students went through a nine-week project-based learning program that aimed at improving ICT skills and promoting international peer learning. Although students showed strong interest in learning about ICT, the findings suggest that students need to be coached in collaboration skills, given appropriate roles to ensure proper division of labor, and supervised closely to ensure the completion of tasks.


Being Ethical In Instructional Technology Co Nsulting, Charles Xiaoxue Wang Jun 2008

Being Ethical In Instructional Technology Co Nsulting, Charles Xiaoxue Wang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

As new technologies merge everyday and become part of our lives, instructional technology consulting that provides professional services to help clients use technologies for learning and performance improvement becomes more popular and important. Being ethical in consulting has been recognized as a crucial and important part of consulting services by many professional organizations, consulting firms, consulting professionals, and their clients. Corresponding to the theme of AECT Convention 2008, professional ethics, the paper examines the meaning of being ethical in instructional technology consulting from the lived experiences of instructional technology consultants and discusses implications for promoting the ethical practice of instructional ...


A Study On The Acceptance Of Mobile Phones For Teaching And Learning With A Group Of Pre-Service Teachers In Hong Kong, Simon So Jun 2008

A Study On The Acceptance Of Mobile Phones For Teaching And Learning With A Group Of Pre-Service Teachers In Hong Kong, Simon So

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Ubiquitous devices offer new teaching and learning opportunities from K-12 to higher education settings. The integration of mobile facilities and Web technologies allows researchers and educators to explore different possibilities in m-Learning. In this study, a group of pre-service IT teachers in Hong Kong were introduced to the field of m-Learning by participating in a series of m-Learning activities. Three applications were designed and programmed with XTHML-MP/ WAP 2.0 technologies and supported by server-side Web technologies of PHP and MySQL. The research aimed at providing the opportunities for the teachers to explore this new trend in teaching and learning ...


A Guide To Publication In Educational Technology, Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, Patrivan K. Yuen, Xiaojing Duan Jun 2008

A Guide To Publication In Educational Technology, Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, Patrivan K. Yuen, Xiaojing Duan

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This guide provides journal information to over 40 journals that are appropriate for the publication of articles in educational technology. Also, it discusses the process of planning and writing a journal article, submitting to journals, the peer reviewing process, and steps toward publishing in academic journals within the field of educational technology. Furthermore, the guide provides tips to getting published and offers helpful suggestions.


The Believing Game Or Methodological Believing, Peter Elbow Jan 2008

The Believing Game Or Methodological Believing, Peter Elbow

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Three arguments why we need the believing game: to help us find flaws in our thinking, to help us choose among competing claims, and to achieve goals that the doubting game neglects.


Creating Spaces For Listening, Learning, And Sustaining The Inner Lives Of Students, Gesa E. Kirsch Jan 2008

Creating Spaces For Listening, Learning, And Sustaining The Inner Lives Of Students, Gesa E. Kirsch

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This essay explores what it takes to "create a space in the classroom that allows students the freedom to nourish their inner lives," an issue raised by Mary Rose O'Reilly in Radical Presence. The author draws on work in composition studies, education, and her own teaching practices to illustrate the importance of creating such spaces.


Back Matter Jan 2008

Back Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Faith-Based Worldviews As A Challenge To The Believing Game, Patricia Bizzell Jan 2008

Faith-Based Worldviews As A Challenge To The Believing Game, Patricia Bizzell

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Elbow's "Believing Game" may help to make room in the academy for religious frames of mind, which encompass particularly dense networks of ideas and emotions.


Front Matter Jan 2008

Front Matter

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No abstract provided.


The Rhetoric Of Empathy: Ethical Foundations Of Dialogical Communication, Nathaniel Teich Jan 2008

The Rhetoric Of Empathy: Ethical Foundations Of Dialogical Communication, Nathaniel Teich

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Peter Elbow's "Believing Game" can function as an ethical strategy and can be understood in terms of humanistic rhetorical traditions from Martin Buber to Carl Rogers and Michael Polanyi.


Jaepl, Vol. 14, Winter 2008-2009, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Linda T. Calendrillo Jan 2008

Jaepl, Vol. 14, Winter 2008-2009, Kristie S. Fleckenstein, Linda T. Calendrillo

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays


Peter Elbow - The Believing Game or Methodological Believing

Nathaniel Teich - The Rhetoric of Empathy: Ethical Foundations of Dialogical Communication

Mary Rose O'Reily - Splitting the Cartesian Hair


Patricia Bizzell - Faith-Based World Views as a Challenge to the Believing Game

Gina Briefs-Elgin - Lessons With the Mystics: Refreshing Our Vision in Mid/Late Career

Gesa E. Kirsch - Creating Spaces for Listening, Learning, and Sustaining the Inner Lives of Students

Sue Hum - The Persuasiveness of Pleasure: Play, Reciprocity, and Persuasion in Online Discussions

Reviews

Brad E. Lucas - Teaching Multi writing: Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures

Heidi Estrem ...


Splitting The Cartesian Hair, Mary Rose O'Reilley Jan 2008

Splitting The Cartesian Hair, Mary Rose O'Reilley

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The "Believing Game," at its deepest level, protects a space where students and teacher can contemplatively ponder what they will choose to love.


Lessons With The Mystics: Refreshing Our Vision In Mid/Late Career, Gina Briefs-Elgin Jan 2008

Lessons With The Mystics: Refreshing Our Vision In Mid/Late Career, Gina Briefs-Elgin

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This paper explores surprising and restorative responses to mid/late career burnout from the perspective of four of the world's great Eastern mystical traditions: Hinduism, Sufism, Zen, and Kabbalah.


The Persuasiveness Of Pleasure: Play, Reciprocity, And Persuasion In Online Discussions, Sue Hum Jan 2008

The Persuasiveness Of Pleasure: Play, Reciprocity, And Persuasion In Online Discussions, Sue Hum

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This essay explores the role of pleasure in facilitating diverse modes of rhetorical participation in online discussion.


Reviews, Brad E. Lucas, Heidi Estrem, Yufeng Zhang, William Fitzgerald Jan 2008

Reviews, Brad E. Lucas, Heidi Estrem, Yufeng Zhang, William Fitzgerald

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Brad E. Lucas - Teaching Multi writing: Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures

Heidi Estrem - CoUege Writing and Beyond: A New Framework for University Writing Instruction

Yufeng Zhang - Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie: The Making of Chinese American Rhetoric

William FtizGerald - Geographies of Writing: Inhabiting Places and Encountering Difference


Connecting, Helen Walker, Louise Morgan, Danielle Sahm, Laurence Musgrove, Rae Ann Derosse, Joonna Smitherman Trapp, Beverly Faxon Jan 2008

Connecting, Helen Walker, Louise Morgan, Danielle Sahm, Laurence Musgrove, Rae Ann Derosse, Joonna Smitherman Trapp, Beverly Faxon

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Connecting - Helen Walker

Louise Morgan - Email about the Ego

Danielle Sahm - The Poet Rewritten

Laurence Musgrove - People Get Ready

Rae Ann De Rosse - Authority Issues

Joonna Smitherman Trapp - The Importance of Being Ernie

Beverly Faxon - Why I Read Them Poetry