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Jetde Preface, Timothy Newby Dec 2012

Jetde Preface, Timothy Newby

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

One of the real pleasures of working and studying in the field of Educational Technology and Instructional Design is being able to see the wide variety of content that is covered but yet the consistent, common underlying focus that always leads one back to the topic of learning. This set of articles in JETDE, volume 5 number 2 will not disappoint in that regard. While the participants, methodologies, and the content of the interventions may differ, each of the authors looks to find ways to impact the learning of their audiences.....


Evaluating E-Portfolio Using By Learning Stages: A Case Study In An Interdisciplinary Program, Ellis S.J. Fu, Jeff J.S. Huang, Stephen J.H. Yang, Anna Y.Q. Huang Dec 2012

Evaluating E-Portfolio Using By Learning Stages: A Case Study In An Interdisciplinary Program, Ellis S.J. Fu, Jeff J.S. Huang, Stephen J.H. Yang, Anna Y.Q. Huang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This study conducts an investigation of posts in the e-portfolio platform of the program: “The interdisciplinary training program for talented college students in science.” Participants in this program were supposed to show their learning portfolios on this platform. Among the 2150 registered students, we randomly selected 126 students who have made at least 3 posts to become the target sample. By identifying the learning stages and posting styles shown by their posts, we find that students are mostly in the surface learning stages and weak in completing their learning portfolios. The results suggest that more strategies should be learned in ...


Creating Flickr Photo-Narratives With First-Year Teacher Education Students: The Possibilities And Pitfalls Of Designing Emergent Learning Tasks, Marta Kawka, Kevin M. Larkin, Patrick Danaher Nov 2012

Creating Flickr Photo-Narratives With First-Year Teacher Education Students: The Possibilities And Pitfalls Of Designing Emergent Learning Tasks, Marta Kawka, Kevin M. Larkin, Patrick Danaher

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This paper explores the implementation of a Flickr (Web 2.0 photo sharing software) learning task in a first year primary education course. The context for the task was a Multiliteracies course where students designed digital media activities for later use with primary age students. The Flickr task was constructed to determine how a learning activity might be designed to afford the best opportunities for emergent learning (Kawka, Larkin, & Danaher, 2011). Emergent learning describes learning situations where: the student is self-directed; the content is created and distributed by learners; and the learning destination is open-ended and unpredictable (Williams, Karousou, & Mackness, 2011). In discussing this emergent learning environment we also make explicit reference ...


“I’M Teaching What?!”: Preparing University Faculty For Online Instruction, Susan Ohara, Robert Pritchard Sep 2012

“I’M Teaching What?!”: Preparing University Faculty For Online Instruction, Susan Ohara, Robert Pritchard

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

The percentage of higher education students enrolled in online courses has increased from 9.6 percent in fall 2002 to 33 percent in fall 2010. Due to the increased importance of online courses and programs on university campuses there is a need to better prepare novice technology faculty for the delivery of these courses. This article provides a description of the process through which a group of faculty with low to high technology skills prepared to deliver an online masters program. Minutes of meetings, documents produced, online discussion transcripts, and informal conversations were all used as data to analyze outcomes ...


The Use Of Social Media For Academic Practice: A Review Of Literature, Retta Guy Jul 2012

The Use Of Social Media For Academic Practice: A Review Of Literature, Retta Guy

Kentucky Journal of Higher Education Policy and Practice

Social media has become extremely popular among college students. It is estimated that several million students across the globe use these resources for personal interactions on a daily basis. As Web-based technologies are designed to support the social architecture of a community, educators and researchers are exploring the integration of social media in education. As scholars explore these new online communities, it is necessary to examine the use of social media tools by students of color, a segment of the population that has historically experienced inequalities associated with the use of and access to technology. The current literature review reports ...


Jetde Preface, John Burton Jun 2012

Jetde Preface, John Burton

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

One of the things that make the Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange so interesting is the breadth of issues covered in each issue. This issue, SICET’s Volume 5, Number 1, is no exception. Topics range from rather “high tech,” educational games and virtual worlds to the cognitive application of scaffolding and wikis to the “hands on” use of gesture-based learning and field experiences.......


Analysis On The Applications Of Information Technology In Mathematics Classroom Teaching And Its Correlation With Students’ Mathematics Achievements In China, Yi Zhan, Jing Li, Mei Wang, Youqun Ren, Hong Chen Jun 2012

Analysis On The Applications Of Information Technology In Mathematics Classroom Teaching And Its Correlation With Students’ Mathematics Achievements In China, Yi Zhan, Jing Li, Mei Wang, Youqun Ren, Hong Chen

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

On account of the question of “how can teachers facilitate learning more efficiently with the help of information technology,” this research is going to probe into the application of information technology in mathematics classroom teaching and its correlation with students’ mathematics achievements in China. It is established in the data from “Research on the Relationship between Learning and Curriculum,” a program funded by Ministry of Education of China, that technology in mathematics education is important. Through the analysis of data, this research first describes how sampling teachers apply information technology in mathematics classroom teaching (including playing PPT lecture notes, using ...


Field Experiences In Instructional Design And Technology:Legitimate Participation And Stolen Knowledge, Pearl Chen Jun 2012

Field Experiences In Instructional Design And Technology:Legitimate Participation And Stolen Knowledge, Pearl Chen

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This paper focuses on preparing effective instructional design and technology professionals through field experiences. A graduate-level internship seminar combining academic learning and onsite experience of working as an instructional technologist was analyzed through the lens of situated learning theory. Using a convergent mixed-methods analysis, this study examined the nature of learning that takes place in authentic practice and how learning is shaped by immersing in real-world instructional technology settings. The findings of this study suggest that legitimate participation in lived practice is conducive to active learning and engagement; moving from peripheral to central poses a special challenge for students in ...


The Effect Of Flow And Motivation On Users’ Learning Outcomes In Second Life, Jian-Sheng Li, Huan Xu, Si-Si Chen Jun 2012

The Effect Of Flow And Motivation On Users’ Learning Outcomes In Second Life, Jian-Sheng Li, Huan Xu, Si-Si Chen

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This study aims to investigate the effect of the users’ immersion experience, motivation, and learning outcomes in Second Life. The data collected for this study occurred over a 2 month period. Participants were 113 students taking classes in Second Life at a university. Their ages ranged from 18-22 years, with 47 participants as male and 66 as female. From the analysis of the collected data, the immersion experience and motivation have effects on the learning outcomes in Second Life. The results revealed more one was immersed in Second Life, the motivation was improved, and thus, the learning outcomes were reinforced ...


Development And Evaluation Of An Educational Computer Game For A Certification Examination, Gwo-Haur Hwang, Chen-Yu Lee, Wei-Fang Tseng Jun 2012

Development And Evaluation Of An Educational Computer Game For A Certification Examination, Gwo-Haur Hwang, Chen-Yu Lee, Wei-Fang Tseng

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Professional certification has become one of the important criteria for people to apply job positions in industries. Recently, computer-based learning has been widely adopted for helping students prepare for various professional certifications. However, most of the computer-based learning materials are not attractive to students, such that their learning performance is significantly affected owing to the lack of learning interests. Researchers have presented that joyful game-based learning can increase learner’s motive and pleasure. Therefore, this study builds a certification tutorial system containing two different modules that are the traditional e-version and the joyful game-based version. Moreover, an experiment has been ...


On The Design Of An Advanced Web-Based System For Supporting Thesis Research Process And Knowledge Sharing, Yu Yan, Xibin Han, Juan Yang, Qian Zhou Jun 2012

On The Design Of An Advanced Web-Based System For Supporting Thesis Research Process And Knowledge Sharing, Yu Yan, Xibin Han, Juan Yang, Qian Zhou

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Recently many universities have adopted web-based systems to manage the supervision and administration of postgraduate programs. The existing web-based systems mainly focus on monitoring the thesis management process rather than on supporting thesis research itself. This study aims on designing an advanced web-based system to support the Master’s degree thesis research process and the knowledge sharing. Master’s degree. This study firstly identifies the main steps of the thesis research process. It then presents an instructional model based on the analysis of practical thesis research workflow and relevant instructional approaches, such as problem-based learning, cognitive ...


The Empire Model As A Thinking Tool To Prepare Teachers For Technology Integration, Yan Sun Jun 2012

The Empire Model As A Thinking Tool To Prepare Teachers For Technology Integration, Yan Sun

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

The importance of integrating technology into the teaching and learning of K-12 education and preparing teachers for technology integration has long been recognized. This paper presents a review of the research literature on the barriers and challenges of preparing teachers for technology integration. This paper also covers a critical analysis of the theoretically and empirically based measures proposed in previous literature to deal with these barriers and challenges. Based on the literature review and the critical analysis, the EMPIRe model is proposed in this paper as a thinking tool facilitating teachers’ learning of technology integration. Potential applications of the EMPIRe ...


A Case Study Of Mobile Learning Pilot Project In K-12 Schools, Chientzu Candace Chou, Lanise Block, Renee Jesness Jun 2012

A Case Study Of Mobile Learning Pilot Project In K-12 Schools, Chientzu Candace Chou, Lanise Block, Renee Jesness

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This case study reports findings from a four-month pilot project of one-to-one learning with iPads in four 9th grade Geography classrooms in a large K-12 school district in the United States. The findings of the study revealed many promising opportunities and technical challenges for both teachers and students. The positive impact of iPad integration on student learning includes active engagement, increased time for projects, improved digital literacy, and digital citizenship. The challenge for student learning is mainly distraction by the multitude of irrelevant apps and Websites. With regard to instructional activities, the positive impact includes the implementation of student-centered ...


Design Features And Academic Emotions In Educational Games, Yue-Xiang Zhang, Jian-Sheng Li, Yi Li Jun 2012

Design Features And Academic Emotions In Educational Games, Yue-Xiang Zhang, Jian-Sheng Li, Yi Li

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the design features affect the players’ academic emotions in educational games. As a sample, 36 players were recruited to evaluate six electronic games on training players’ abilities to use the games. The researchers averaged their evaluation scores and considered related scales of three games concerning “Balance”, “Rescue” and “Gates of Logic.” Forty participants (19 female and 21 male) were tested on academic emotions and on the Learners’ Psychological Pleasure Scale. Results of this study reveal significant differences in educational games design features and academic emotions, such as a positive correlation between ...


Scaffolding Facilitates Inter-School Collaborative Learning: A Case Study In China, Xiaoying Feng Jun 2012

Scaffolding Facilitates Inter-School Collaborative Learning: A Case Study In China, Xiaoying Feng

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Inter-school collaborative learning (ICL) has significant meaning for bridging the educational gap between urban and rural schools. This study examines the effectiveness of three scaffolding conditions on learning outcomes in an ICL environment. One urban primary school and one rural school were selected to participate in the inter-school collaboration. Three 6th grade classes in each school were randomly assigned to one of three scaffolding conditions: lowest-coercion scaffolding (class A), highest-coercion scaffolding (class B), or adaptive scaffolding (class C). Detailed scaffolds were designed and developed to support ICL from 8 dimensions, including 18 strategies and 27 scaffolding tools. Both process data ...


An Investigation Of Using Wikis As A Collaborative Tool For Teaching In A Non-Western Tertiary Education Classroom, Chun-Min Wang Jun 2012

An Investigation Of Using Wikis As A Collaborative Tool For Teaching In A Non-Western Tertiary Education Classroom, Chun-Min Wang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Wikis are innovative Web 2.0 tools that allow users to create, expand, and edit content collaboratively. This makes wikis promising for online collaborative learning, but further exploration is required to determine if using wikis can achieve learning goals efficiently and appropriately. With increasing globalization, it is useful to determine how students from non-Western cultures respond to using wikis in the learning environment. In this study, the author compares two Taiwanese undergraduate classes with different instructional design and peer assessment strategies to understand Taiwanese student online behaviors and learning preferences in a learning environment using wikis. The results ...


The Impact Of Outcome Intentions On Reading And Multitasking Performances, Lin Lin, Adrian Robertson, Jennifer Lee Jun 2012

The Impact Of Outcome Intentions On Reading And Multitasking Performances, Lin Lin, Adrian Robertson, Jennifer Lee

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This study investigated undergraduate students’ reading comprehension between two outcome intentions and three media multitasking conditions. The two outcome intentions were for accuracy and completion. The three multitasking conditions included silence, video background, and video test conditions. One hundred thirty university students participated in the study. Every participant completed two sets of reading, with two different intentions and in two different conditions. Results showed that the participants performed better in reading (a) when they strived for completion than for accuracy, (b) that the addition of an unobtrusive video (video background) did not inhibit the processing of the primary reading task ...


The Effects Of Gesture-Based Learning With Virtual Reality On Counting Ability For Children With Cerebral Palsy, Shwu-Ling Lee Jun 2012

The Effects Of Gesture-Based Learning With Virtual Reality On Counting Ability For Children With Cerebral Palsy, Shwu-Ling Lee

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This study investigated the effects of gesture-based learning with virtual reality (GBLVR) on the counting ability of three children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Those elected were the children who had difficulty with counting skills in the classroom. By attending GBLVR math courses, children with CP learned counting numbers from 1 to 10 intuitively by moving their body and interacting with the design made for them. The single-subject experimental design within the multiple probe design across subjects was used to evaluate the effects. Virtual Reality Gesture-based Learning was the independent variable; the score from the Counting Ability was the dependent variable ...


Project-Based Learning: An Effective Approach To Link Teacher Professional Development And Students Learning, Shaoqing Guo, Yanjun Yang Jun 2012

Project-Based Learning: An Effective Approach To Link Teacher Professional Development And Students Learning, Shaoqing Guo, Yanjun Yang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Professional development for teachers is a key mechanism for improving classroom instruction and student achievement, yet there is little empirical evidence upon which to damonstrate the connection between teachers’ professional development and students’ achievement. This paper presents a pilot research which adopts project-based teaching and learning(PjBL) as an approch to link teahcer professional development and student learning. In our longitudinal study, a resource-rich school in urban areas and a less developed school in outlying areas join hands to carry out a research project. Study groups were composed of 2-3 teachers and 10-15 students in each school. The groups from ...


Examining Pre-Service Teachers’ Instructional Strategies For Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Via Video-Conferencing, Hsiu-Jen Cheng, Hong Zhan Jun 2012

Examining Pre-Service Teachers’ Instructional Strategies For Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge Via Video-Conferencing, Hsiu-Jen Cheng, Hong Zhan

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This action research observes instructional strategies and appropriateness of the strategies that pre-service teachers have applied during their training based on the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) training model. Participants include 14 pre-service teachers who were enrolled in a Distance Education training course in Taiwan. During the course, pre-service teachers were trained to develop teaching skills based on the TPACK training model and applied their skills in video-conferencing teaching which involved 14 American students who were learning Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) in an intermediate level course in the United States. Data were collected via screen recordings of ...


An Educational Data Mining Model For Online Teaching And Learning, Jui-Long Hung, Kerry Rice, Anthony Saba Jun 2012

An Educational Data Mining Model For Online Teaching And Learning, Jui-Long Hung, Kerry Rice, Anthony Saba

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This study contains two major parts. First, this study proposed a generic model for Educational Data Ming (EDM) studies by reviewing EDM literature and the existing data mining model. Second, the procedures of the EDM model are demonstrated with a case study approach. The case study results showed patterns and relationships discovered from the EDM model that could be applied to improve online teaching and learning and to predict students’ academic performances.


The Tech-Savvy Teacher: Instruction In A 1:1 Learning Environment, Jenifer Corn, Jennifer T. Tagsold, Ruchi K. Patel Jan 2012

The Tech-Savvy Teacher: Instruction In A 1:1 Learning Environment, Jenifer Corn, Jennifer T. Tagsold, Ruchi K. Patel

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

A research team conducted an evaluation of a laptop initiative in 18 North Carolina high schools through administrator, teacher, and student focus groups; teacher and student surveys; and classroom observations. The study aimed to provide information about the value of the laptop initiative in enhancing student learning. In addition, it intended to identify challenges to the successful implementation of 1:1 programs, strategies for meeting those challenges, and services and supports needed to enable successful 1:1 programs throughout the state. This paper explores how the initiative affected instructional practice in areas such as technology use, communication, the role of ...


Outside The Box And Onto A Dusty Trail, Richard Leo Enos Jan 2012

Outside The Box And Onto A Dusty Trail, Richard Leo Enos

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Archeological exploration has redefined research since this scholar became the Indiana Jones of rhetorical studies.


The Communally Focused Writing Center, Tom Truesdell Jan 2012

The Communally Focused Writing Center, Tom Truesdell

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Can writing center administrators prepare student tutors to help transform faculty-student relations? Should they?


The Rainbow Connection: Theorizing The Efficacy Of Private Texts, Liz Rohan Jan 2012

The Rainbow Connection: Theorizing The Efficacy Of Private Texts, Liz Rohan

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Texts written privately often find new contexts, new uses, if writers become mindful of Bakhtin’s notion of “great time.”


Reflections On Accidental Testimonies And Spectacular Witnesses, Lavinia Hirsu Jan 2012

Reflections On Accidental Testimonies And Spectacular Witnesses, Lavinia Hirsu

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

When unplanned-for testimonies occur in class, how do instructors turn a disruptive moment into a teachable one?


Jaepl, Vol. 18, Winter 2012-2013, Joonna Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters Jan 2012

Jaepl, Vol. 18, Winter 2012-2013, Joonna Smitherman Trapp, Brad Peters

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

Douglas Hesse - Writing and Time, Time and the Essay

Liz Rohan - The Rainbow Connection: Theorizing the Efficacy of Private Texts

Christy I. Wenger - Writing Yogis: Breathing Our Way to Mindfulness and Balance in Embodied Writing Pedagogy

Lavinia Hirsu - Reflections on Accidental Testimonies and Spectacular Witnesses

Heather Trahan - Queers, Cupid's Arrow, and Contradictions in the Classroom: An Activity Theory Analysis

Shelly Sanders & B. Cole Bennett - Gatekept: Inviting Creative Community Literacy

Out of the Box

Richard Leo Enos - Outside the Box and onto a Dusty Trail

SPECIAL SECTION: Administration, Ethics, and Spirituality

Paul Puccio - Even Administrators Have Souls

Tom Truesdell ...


Writing Yogis: Breathing Our Way To Mindfulness And Balance In Embodied Writing Pedagogy, Christy I. Wenger Jan 2012

Writing Yogis: Breathing Our Way To Mindfulness And Balance In Embodied Writing Pedagogy, Christy I. Wenger

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Breathing exercises constitute a method for helping students to attain a state of mindfulness in their writing—and their lives.


Queers, Cupid’S Arrow, And Contradictions In The Classroom: An Activity Theory Analysis, Heather Trahan Jan 2012

Queers, Cupid’S Arrow, And Contradictions In The Classroom: An Activity Theory Analysis, Heather Trahan

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

“Third generation” activity theory can help instructors support and also deal with gay romance in the classroom.


Gatekept: Inviting Creative Community Literacy, Shelly Sanders, B. Cole Bennett Jan 2012

Gatekept: Inviting Creative Community Literacy, Shelly Sanders, B. Cole Bennett

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Creative writing becomes a vehicle for community outreach in a Writing Center setting, bringing together town and gown.