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March 30, 2018

SITE 2018 Friday Update

The update from SITE 2018 on the final day of the conference.

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Dear Michael Barbour:

Welcome to closing day at SITE 2018! What an exciting week we have had! We hope that your experience at this year’s conference has exceeded your expectations. Please see the schedule below as we close this year’s conference and invite you to join us next year!

Join us today at 12:30PM to wrap up SITE 2018 and share a toast to next year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Friday’s Highlights


8:30 AM – Registration Open
8:30 AM – General Session & Keynote: Hall Davidson, Discovery Education: Bold New K-12 Alphabet: AR, AI, VR, MR, QR 
9:45 AM – Beverage Break
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM – Concurrent Sessions
11:15 AM – National Air & Space Museum Tour (Pre-Registration Required)
12:30 PM – Closing Happy Hour & Invitation to SITE 2019 in Las Vegas

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March 29, 2018

SITE 2018 – Typography to Improve Attentive E-Learning

The twenty-third and final session focused on K-12, distance, online, and/or blended learning on day three that I am blogging from the 2018 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference is:

Typography to Improve Attentive E-Learning

ID: 52496Type: Best Practices
  1. Erik Bean, American Public University, United States

Thursday, March 29 11:45 AM-12:00 PM Location: Edison F

Many of life’s greatest experiences seem to go better when pairs complement one another. For example, great marriages, company mergers, and tasty food like peanut butter and jelly. The same can be said for what helps make E-Learning more engaging: E-Learning and active faculty, E-Learning and the software modality, E-Learning and interactive activities. One type of pairing that appears to receive little accolades is E-Learning and topography. Join this session to learn about best practices in typography use to help elicit more attentive online students.

Topics

As I mentioned in the previous entry, I had to meet with a colleague that I am collaborating on a research project during this slot, so I was unable to attend this session.  Anyone that was able, I would encourage you to post your notes in the comments below.

SITE 2018 – Preparing and Supporting K-12 Online Teachers

The twenty-second and first session focused on K-12, distance, online, and/or blended learning on day three that I am blogging from the 2018 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference is:

Preparing and Supporting K-12 Online Teachers

ID: 51746Type: Roundtable
  1. Jayme Linton, Lenoir-Rhyne University, United States

Thursday, March 29 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D

This roundtable discussion will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss obstacles and opportunities related to preparing and supporting K-12 online teachers The presenter will share findings from her research exploring ways that K-12 online teachers are prepared and supported Participants will brainstorm ways that teacher education programs can best meet the needs of K-12 online teachers and discuss future research possibilities

Topic

I had to meet with a colleague that I am collaborating on a research project during this slot, so I was unable to attend this session.  Anyone that was able, I would encourage you to post your notes in the comments below.

 

SITE 2018 Thursday Update

The update from the SITE conference for today.

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education

Dear Michael Barbour:

Good morning, SITE 2018! Please review this email to help plan your Thursday. We have a FEW seats remaining on the Riverboat Cruise! Please see the registration desk to reserve yours!

Wednesday’s Highlights


8:30 AM – Welcome, General Session & Keynote: Richard Culatta
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM – Concurrent Sessions
12:30 PM – Lunch – If you have pre-registered for lunch today, please pick it up at 12:30PM. If you have not registered, there may be extra available after 12:45PM. Thank you for your patience.
12:45 PM – Teacher Education Council SIG Meetings
1:45 PM – 5:15PM – Concurrent Sessions
6:30 PM – Free Moving Screening 
6:30 PM – Potomac Riverboat Cruise

Potomac Riverboat Cruise:

Join with SITE friends & family for hors d’oeuvres, drinks & dancing on a leisurely cruise on the Miss Christin Riverboat along the Potomac River. Let’s see some of D.C.’s most notable monuments and scenery along the banks! Registration required and seats are limited! Pre-Registration Required

  • The riverboat will depart from the Alexandria City Marina. The Alexandria dock is located behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street , Alexandria , VA.
  • It is recommended to depart from the Westin at 6PM to arrive for boarding of the Miss Christin at 6:30PM. The boat will depart at 6:45PM.

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March 28, 2018

SITE 2018 – Instructional Design and Evaluation of Science Education to Improve Collaborative Problem Solving Skills

The twentieth session focused on K-12, distance, online, and/or blended learning that I am blogging from the 2018 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference is:

Instructional Design and Evaluation of Science Education to Improve Collaborative Problem Solving Skills

ID: 52368Type: Brief Paper
  1. Li Chen, Kyushu University, Japan
  2. Hirokazu Uemura, Fukuoka Prefectural Itoshima High School, Japan
  3. Yoshiko Goda, Kumamoto University, Japan
  4. Fumiya Okubo, Yuta Taniguchi, Misato Oi, and Shin’ichi Konomi, Kyushu University, Japan
  5. Hiroaki Ogata, Kyoto University, Japan
  6. Masanori Yamada, Kyushu University, Japan

Wednesday, March 28 3:20-3:40 PM Location: Edison G

Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) skills are essential in education and in the 21st century workforce. CPS involves two main domains: the social domain (e.g., communication or cooperation) and the cognitive domain (e.g., domain-specific problem-solving strategies). As well as scientific knowledge, communication skills, problem-solving creativity, and motivation for learning and inquiry are also required in science education. In this article, a science lesson was designed and integrated with ICT for development of students’ CPS skills. We assessed changes in students’ CPS awareness, and acquisition of related knowledge, before and after the lesson. Results showed CPS awareness on the cognitive domain and acquisition of knowledge were significantly improved. We also examined correlations between students’ CPS awareness, knowledge acquisition, and learning motivation. The results showed significant correlation between students’ awareness of CPS and their acquisition of related knowledge.

Topics

The session was presented by Li Chen, who is a Master’s student at Kyushu University.  She began by focusing on the importance of science education within the Japanese education system and the role of Collaborative Problem Solving within the science curriculum.  The study itself was to evaluate the effectiveness of CPS within a senior high science class.

There were 36 students in this twelfth grade class.  Surveys and testing data (both utilizing a pre-course and post-course model) was collected from 27 students.  The research questions focused upon three areas: knowledge acquisition, awareness of the CPS model, and the relationship between the two.

The way the curriculum was structure integrated with what Li referred to at ICT, but with the use of Moodle as a learning management system what they were discussing was really an example of blended learning (see the below instructional model).


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In terms of the results, when it came to the knowledge acquisition, I captured the following slide:

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In terms of the awareness of the CPS model, I captured the following slides:

 
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Finally, with respect to the relationship between the two I captured the following slides:


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The bottom line was that this instance of blended learning, using this CPS model, increased student knowledge and increased their awareness of the CPS model.  Finally, there was a statistically significant correlation between students’ improvement of CPS awareness and improved knowledge acquisition.

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