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Phenomenological Investigation Of Elementary School Teachers Who Successfully Integrated Instructional Technology Into The Classroom, Lori R. Walker, Maryfriend Shepard Dec 2011

Phenomenological Investigation Of Elementary School Teachers Who Successfully Integrated Instructional Technology Into The Classroom, Lori R. Walker, Maryfriend Shepard

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Technology integration in school curricula promotes student achievement, yet many teachers are not successfully integrating technology for learning. This phenomenological study explored the strategies of 10 elementary teachers in Georgia who overcame barriers to technology integration to successfully incorporate lessons within the public school curriculum. To understand the successes, we assessed strategies for overcoming barriers, intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and professional development experiences. Rogers’s innovation-decision process provided the theoretical foundation and data sources consisted of an open-ended questionnaire and two in-depth, semistructured interviews. Data were coded for preliminary categories, and themes were generated using open coding. Despite common barriers ...


A Multiple Aspects Quantitative Indicator For Ability Of English Vocabulary: Vocabulary Quotient, Hong-Fa Ho, Chen Huong Jun 2011

A Multiple Aspects Quantitative Indicator For Ability Of English Vocabulary: Vocabulary Quotient, Hong-Fa Ho, Chen Huong

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

tudents of EFL have a common problem with insufficient vocabulary. Some studies argue that English vocabulary is one of the most difficult parts. This paper applied the idea of KPI (Key Performance Indicator) from management science to EFL vocabulary learning and teaching. A vocabulary quotient (VQ in short) with four test models, including a listening com­prehension test, was proposed as KPIs. Based on VQ, VQ testing software was developed. To test the validity and reliability of the assessment tool based on VQ, assessments with 54 junior high students (n=54) was conducted. The findings of this study were generalized ...


Critical Reading And Writing: A Literary Project For Non-English Majors With Thinking Tools, Ai Chun Yen Jun 2011

Critical Reading And Writing: A Literary Project For Non-English Majors With Thinking Tools, Ai Chun Yen

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This paper discusses how EFL non-English majors’ critical reading and writing awareness in English can be developed in a literature-based class for general education. This module was designed for non-English majors to read the classic literary texts with e-story mapping (hereafter called the “Literary Project” or the “Project”) at Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. The Literary Project centered on how context shaped students’ critical reading and writing skills and to further their knowledge management. The 4P model—plan-produce-publish-present—was introduced in the frst class and framed in such a way as to contextualize reading analytically frst and later writing academically. At ...


Action To Acquisition—Boost Students’ English Learning Motivation With Filmmaking Project, Cheng-Ting Chen, Kuo-Chen Li Jun 2011

Action To Acquisition—Boost Students’ English Learning Motivation With Filmmaking Project, Cheng-Ting Chen, Kuo-Chen Li

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

In Taiwan, English is more a major subject matter for student to “study” in school rather than a language for people to use in real life situations. Under the situation, students tend to have lower learning motivation when come to English classes, especially in higher academic settings, like universities. In order to boost students’ learning motivation as well as to encourage their productivity and creativity at the same time, a preliminary action research was conducted by two researchers collaboratively whereas one researcher is the instructor simultaneously. The major focus of the action research is concerning the application of “filmmaking” as ...


The Effect Of Eportfolio Satisfaction On Students’ Learning Motivation And Internet Self-Efficacy, Jeff J.S. Huang, Stephen J.H. Yang, Matt C.W. Chang Jun 2011

The Effect Of Eportfolio Satisfaction On Students’ Learning Motivation And Internet Self-Efficacy, Jeff J.S. Huang, Stephen J.H. Yang, Matt C.W. Chang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This study aims to investigate the effect of e-Portfolio satisfaction on students’ learn­ing motivation and Internet self-efficacy toward the use of e-Portfolio. The data collected for this study occurred over 3 months. Participants were 450 students taking the course of common at an university. The counting of 443 questionnaires was received. The findings revealed that there were positive correlations between learning motivation, Internet self-efficacy, and e-Portfolio satisfac­tion. For gender, the result showed that there were no significant Internet self-efficacy differences between gender. Besides, there were the significant differences in learning motivations and in Internet self-efficacy between ...


Integrating Cell Phones Into A Chinese High School Efl Classroom: Students’ Attitudes, Technological Readiness, And Perceived Learning, Feihong Wang, Xin Chen, Weini Fang Jun 2011

Integrating Cell Phones Into A Chinese High School Efl Classroom: Students’ Attitudes, Technological Readiness, And Perceived Learning, Feihong Wang, Xin Chen, Weini Fang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Although explorations on cell phone-based learning (C-learning) in the field of teach­ing English as a foreign language (EFL) has been gaining increasing attention in the last 10 years, the explorations are constrained mainly to distance language teaching. Researchers have pointed out that mobile devices are most effective when combined with group activities, tradi­tional educational activities, and other information and communication technologies (Librero, Ramos, Ranga, Trinona, & Lambert, 2007; Stead, 2005). The purpose of this study was to in­vestigate the integration of a C-learning activity into a traditional EFL classroom by looking at students’ attitudes, technological readiness, perceived learning, and perceived ...


Promoting Student’S Online Engagement With Communication Tools, Shuyan Wang Jun 2011

Promoting Student’S Online Engagement With Communication Tools, Shuyan Wang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This case study investigated students’ engagement and learning experiences in online courses through Blackboard CE6 (Course Management System). The meaning that students gave to their learning experiences and the problems they encountered were also investigated in order to understand how students learn in a technology-enriched learning environment. Data were col­lected through open-ended survey questions, participant observations, and document analyses from three online instructional technology graduate courses where students used threaded dis­cussion, live classroom, chat room, and email for online communication and interaction. Find­ings indicated that students’ engagement was promoted by using various communication tools although student preferred ...


Helping Teachers Develop Positive Dispositions About Technology-Based Learning: What A Brief Global Learning Project Revealed, Carol A. Smith, Heather Schugar, Cynthia A. Moyer Jun 2011

Helping Teachers Develop Positive Dispositions About Technology-Based Learning: What A Brief Global Learning Project Revealed, Carol A. Smith, Heather Schugar, Cynthia A. Moyer

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Research indicates that teachers’ dispositions significantly influence their integration of computer technology into classroom instruction. This article reports findings from a mixed-methods study that examined shifts in teachers’ dispositions about learning that occurs through information and communication technologies (ICT’s). Graduate students and remote professionals engaged in a one-semester learning project that included synchronous and asynchronous com­puter-mediated discussions of course content. The study sought to determine whether or not this exposure to ICT-based learning might be accompanied by a positive or negative affective shift, and to identify the salient features of such a shift. Quantitative analysis of responses on ...


Teaching In An Efl Program In Second Life: Student Teachers’ Perspectives And Implications, Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Mary L. Lefaiver, Christy Hunt, Qi Wang Jun 2011

Teaching In An Efl Program In Second Life: Student Teachers’ Perspectives And Implications, Charles Xiaoxue Wang, Mary L. Lefaiver, Christy Hunt, Qi Wang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Educational researchers have paid considerable attention to the use of multi-user vir­tual environments (MUVEs) to support learning across curricula. Among those MUVEs, Second Life (SL) is one of the most popular. This paper reports on a study of student teachers’ experience of teaching English in an experimental EFL (English as a Foreign Language) program in Second Life (SL) with students in China. This study was a collaborative effort of faculty members and graduate students of both a state university in the USA and a provincial university in China. The study took a case study approach to reveal student teachers ...


Educational Computer Games And Spanish Content Learning, Timothy Dedeaux, Taralynn Hartsell Jun 2011

Educational Computer Games And Spanish Content Learning, Timothy Dedeaux, Taralynn Hartsell

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to determine differences in engagement, satisfaction, and Spanish language content learning among participants playing one of two dif­ferent educational computer games. Additionally, this study served as preliminary research for future research projects to detect and correct problems at the pilot stage. Participants were briefly introduced to the Spanish content material prior to using the computer games and completed pre-tests, post-tests, and satisfaction/engagement surveys as a way to obtain learning results. The small sample size acquired for the study did not yield any statistically significant difference, but the research did permit examination ...


Augmented Reality: An Overview And Five Directions For Ar In Education, Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong, Erik Johnson Jun 2011

Augmented Reality: An Overview And Five Directions For Ar In Education, Steve Chi-Yin Yuen, Gallayanee Yaoyuneyong, Erik Johnson

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging form of experience in which the Real World (RW) is enhanced by computer-generated content tied to specific locations and/or activities. Over the last several years, AR applications have become portable and widely available on mobile de­vices. AR is becoming visible in our audio-visual media (e.g., news, entertainment, sports) and is beginning to enter other aspects of our lives (e.g., e-commerce, travel, marketing) in tangible and exciting ways. Facilitating ubiquitous learning, AR will give learners instant access to location-specific information compiled and provided by numerous sources (2009). Both the 2010 and ...


Jetde 2011 Preface, Barbara B. Lockee Jan 2011

Jetde 2011 Preface, Barbara B. Lockee

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

No abstract provided.


Who Cares? Exploring Student Perspectives On Care Ethics, Kelly A. Concannon Mannise Jan 2011

Who Cares? Exploring Student Perspectives On Care Ethics, Kelly A. Concannon Mannise

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Care ethics are influenced by conflicts between crafted theories and how students read those theories in practice.


Book Reviews, Judy Halden-Sullivan, Julie J. Nichols, Mary Pettice Jan 2011

Book Reviews, Judy Halden-Sullivan, Julie J. Nichols, Mary Pettice

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Book Reviews

Judy Halden-Sullivan - Evolution and Criticism

Julie J. Nichols - Boyd, Brian. On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction. Cambridge: Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press, 2009.

Julie J. Nichols - Zunshine, Lisa. Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006

Mary Pettice - Dutton, Denis. The Art Instinct: Beauty, Pleasure, and Human Evolution. 2nd edition. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010. Print.


Perfect, Helen Collins Sitler Jan 2011

Perfect, Helen Collins Sitler

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Perfectionism can be a form of trauma that composition instructors should be aware of in some high-achieving students.


Notes From Teaching At The Ends Of The Earth, Colette Morrow Jan 2011

Notes From Teaching At The Ends Of The Earth, Colette Morrow

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Third-world teaching enables one feminist instructor to revitalize her instruction in American universities.


Jaepl, Vol. 17, Winter 2011-2012, Joona Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters Jan 2011

Jaepl, Vol. 17, Winter 2011-2012, Joona Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

Cristina Bruns - Immersion, Transformation, and the Literature Class

Anne DiPardo - My Kanawha

Kelly A. Concannon Mannise - Who Cares? Exploring Student Perspectives on Care Ethics

Kym Buchanan & Perry Cook - Playing the Believing Game with Dr. Seuss and Reluctant Learners in Science

Elizabeth Woodworth - Being the Unbook, Being the Change: The Transformative Power of Open Sources

W. Keith Duffy - Suffering and Teaching Writing

Helen Collins Stitler - Perfect

Nikki Holland, Iris Shepard, Christian Z. Goering, & David A. Jolliffe - We Were the Teachers, Not the Observers: Transforming Preparation through Placements in a Creative, After-School Program

S. Rebecca Leigh - Re-Seeing Story through Portal Writing ...


Immersion, Transformation, And The Literature Class, Christina Vischer Bruns Jan 2011

Immersion, Transformation, And The Literature Class, Christina Vischer Bruns

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

“Transitional space” helps teachers understand how a reader’s transformation happens, and why it is valuable.


Re-Seeing Story Through Portal Writing, S. Rebecca Leigh Jan 2011

Re-Seeing Story Through Portal Writing, S. Rebecca Leigh

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Findings suggest that portal writing can be used as an effective tool for helping young students focus and revise their narrative work.


Front Matter Jan 2011

Front Matter

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Editor's message.


My Kanawha, Anne Dipardo Jan 2011

My Kanawha, Anne Dipardo

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

A longtime English educator revisits James Moffet’s notion of “agnosis” as she discovers her West Virginia ancestry.


Playing The Believing Game With Dr. Seuss And Reluctant Learners In Science, Kym Buchanan, Perry Cook Jan 2011

Playing The Believing Game With Dr. Seuss And Reluctant Learners In Science, Kym Buchanan, Perry Cook

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham offers insights for teachers trying to overcome learners’ reluctance.


Being The Unbook, Being The Change: The Transformative Power Of Open Sources, Elizabeth D. Woodworth Jan 2011

Being The Unbook, Being The Change: The Transformative Power Of Open Sources, Elizabeth D. Woodworth

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

A director of composition tests and advocates “open education sources” for the development of curricula and programs.


Suffering And Teaching Writing, W. Keith Duffy Jan 2011

Suffering And Teaching Writing, W. Keith Duffy

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

How can spiritual texts help us respond to the burn-out we sometimes experience in our roles as literacy teachers?


“We Were The Teachers, Not The Observers”: Transforming Teacher Preparation Through Placements In A Creative, After-School Program, Nikki Holland, Iris Shepard, Christian Z. Goering Jan 2011

“We Were The Teachers, Not The Observers”: Transforming Teacher Preparation Through Placements In A Creative, After-School Program, Nikki Holland, Iris Shepard, Christian Z. Goering

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Teacher preparation at one university shifts pre-service observation to hands-on integration of the arts in an after-school program called Razorback Writers.


“Poetry Is Not A Luxury”: Why We Should Include Poetry In The Writing Classroom, Nicole Warwick Jan 2011

“Poetry Is Not A Luxury”: Why We Should Include Poetry In The Writing Classroom, Nicole Warwick

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

How can poetry transform academic writing’s “masculine” ways of knowing and communicating into transnational exploration?


Connecting, Helen Walker, Jan Buley, S. Rebecca Leigh, Christopher M. Bache, Bette B. Bauer, Rachel Forrester, Laurence Musgrove Jan 2011

Connecting, Helen Walker, Jan Buley, S. Rebecca Leigh, Christopher M. Bache, Bette B. Bauer, Rachel Forrester, Laurence Musgrove

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Connecting

Helen Walker - Teaching/Seeing Jesus

Jan Buley - The Realization

S. Rebecca Leigh - Celebrating Ways of Learning

Christopher M. Bache - The Opening Question

Bette B. Bauer - Teaching as a Spiritual Practice

Rachel Forrester - Appalachia Finally in the Spring

Laurence Musgrove - Syllabus


Back Matter Jan 2011

Back Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2011

Front Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editor's Message


Writing And Time, Time And The Essay, Douglas Hesse Jan 2011

Writing And Time, Time And The Essay, Douglas Hesse

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Writing requires time, thought, and most of all, discovery—despite a high-tech world that can’t be bothered with it.