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September 17, 2019

[AECT] September 16, 2019 – News & Notes

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September 16, 2019

REGISTER TODAY!

2019 AECT ONLINE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE!

The online program is now available for the 2019 AECT International Convention – Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals , Westgate Resort & Casino, October 21-25, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check it out today!

2019 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FLYER

The 2019 International Convention in Las Vegas is shaping up to be one of AECT’s best ever. Please feel free to download and share AECT’s flyer with your colleagues and students so they can take advantage of this opportunity to be inspired!

STC WEBINAR

What does change look like in health care settings? How can systems thinking be applied to improve outcomes of care where resources are scarce? How can one navigate the process in a global setting?

The Systems Thinking and Change Division is pleased to have Dr. Miguela Caniza, Director of the Global Infectious Diseases Program at the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, address these issues in a webinar on Tuesday September 24, 2019, 2:00- 3:00 pm, Central Standard Time.

During the webinar, Dr. Caniza will share a systems thinking process aimed at improving the care and prevention of infections in a resource-limited setting. After a needs assessment of a selected site, conducted through conversations and a visit to the institution, priorities were identified. Then, on-site personnel were trained and empowered to lead change and sustain improvement. A step-by-step process was followed during the needs assessment, the early implementation, and throughout the program evaluation, breaking each process into separate elements for best management. Dr. Caniza will  reflect on the methodology followed and the results obtained.

Please join us and use the links below to confirm your attendance and to access the webinar. See you then!
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GSA WEBINAR: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS DOES NOT STAY IN VEGAS

AECT’s Graduate Student Assembly invites you to join us on October 2, at 12:00 PM EDT for a webinar “What Happens in Vegas Does Not Stay in Vegas.” The webinar will cover a range of topics, including changes from past AECT conventions, sessions you can look forward to, and helpful advice for first time attendees and graduate students, such as how to navigate the numerous networking opportunities. Come hear from the planners, and get an inside glimpse of things you don’t want to miss this year, along with how your experience at the convention can lead to opportunities that extend beyond your time in Las Vegas!

Special Guest Panelists:
• Dr. John Curry (Idaho State University)
• Dr. Michael Grant (University of South Carolina)
• Dr. Rebecca Reese (Colorado School of Mines)

Moderators:
• Bret Staudt Willet (Michigan State University)
• Daniel Agbaji (Emporia State University)

Register at https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3Q6LSUEFTtiUqbAwqoCvNw 

NEW AECT E-BROCHURE AVAILABLE

AECT’s new e-brochure is now available. Please share the link below with your colleagues and students. As the AECT network expands, the power of the networking grows!
LINK: https://issuu.com/aect/docs/aect-ebrochure-v8

LOOKING FOR RESEARCH SUMMARIES

AECT is looking for a series of one or more literature research summaries in the following areas:

  1. Virtual Reality
  2. Micro Learning
  3. Mobile Learning
  4. E-Learning
  5. Learning Analytics
  6. Augmented Reality
  7. Artificial Intelligence

If you have a recent (within the last 12 months) summary and are willing to share the information please let Phil Harris ( pharris@aect.org ) know. We are putting together a series of Research Summaries that can be used by scholars and researchers. We also have a request from our NATO partnership for this kind of publication. Exceptionally well-done literature summaries will be considered for publication in TechTrends as a peer-reviewed “Brief Communication.” Let us hear from you!

DELEGATION TO EGYPT – PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation, December 1-6, 2019. Led by Dr. Trey Martindale, AECT President, the program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of STEM and educational technology in this developing country in the heart of the Middle East. ​ Click here to read the full brochure . September 1 is the deadline to enroll.

AECT IN INDIA 2020 – SUMMER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Proposals are now being accepted through September 30th for the 2020 AECT-INDIA Summer International Research Symposium, which will take place June 16-18, 2020 in Kochi, Kerala, India. Details can be found at https://aect.org/aect-india.php 

eLEARNING AFRICA 2019, CONFERENCE PROGRAM AVAILABLE

The conference program for eLearning Africa 2019 , which will take place October 23 – 25, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is now available online . Please contact Rebecca Stromeyer,info@elearning-africa.com  for additional information.

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Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
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September 10, 2019

[AECT] September 9, 2019 – News & Notes

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September 9, 2019

REGISTER TODAY!

2019 AECT ONLINE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE!

The online program is now available for the 2019 AECT International Convention – Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals , Westgate Resort & Casino, October 21-25, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check it out today!

2019 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FLYER

The 2019 International Convention in Las Vegas is shaping up to be one of AECT’s best ever. Please feel free to download and share AECT’s flyer with your colleagues and students so they can take advantage of this opportunity to be inspired!

GSA WEBINAR: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS DOES NOT STAY IN VEGAS

AECT’s Graduate Student Assembly invites you to join us on October 2, at 12:00 PM EDT for a webinar “What Happens in Vegas Does Not Stay in Vegas.” The webinar will cover a range of topics, including changes from past AECT conventions, sessions you can look forward to, and helpful advice for first time attendees and graduate students, such as how to navigate the numerous networking opportunities. Come hear from the planners, and get an inside glimpse of things you don’t want to miss this year, along with how your experience at the convention can lead to opportunities that extend beyond your time in Las Vegas!

Special Guest Panelists:
• Dr. John Curry (Idaho State University)
• Dr. Michael Grant (University of South Carolina)
• Dr. Rebecca Reese (Colorado School of Mines)

Moderators:
• Bret Staudt Willet (Michigan State University)
• Daniel Agbaji (Emporia State University)

Register at https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3Q6LSUEFTtiUqbAwqoCvNw 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning . For this special issue we define VR as any technology that provides its users with an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), hybrid reality and extended reality (XR) are included. Initial proposal submissions are due by September 15, 2019. Additional submission information and notes for authors can be found at http://bit.ly/2IzoPk6 . Questions can be directed to guest co-editors Charles Xiaoxue Wang, xxwang@fgcu.edu or Michele Stork,mistork@fgcu.edu.

NEW AECT E-BROCHURE AVAILABLE

AECT’s new e-brochure is now available. Please share the link below with your colleagues and students. As the AECT network expands, the power of the networking grows!
LINK: https://issuu.com/aect/docs/aect-ebrochure-v8

LOOKING FOR RESEARCH SUMMARIES

AECT is looking for a series of one or more literature research summaries in the following areas:

  1. Virtual Reality
  2. Micro Learning
  3. Mobile Learning
  4. E-Learning
  5. Learning Analytics
  6. Augmented Reality
  7. Artificial Intelligence

If you have a recent (within the last 12 months) summary and are willing to share the information please let Phil Harris ( pharris@aect.org ) know. We are putting together a series of Research Summaries that can be used by scholars and researchers. We also have a request from our NATO partnership for this kind of publication. Exceptionally well-done literature summaries will be considered for publication in TechTrends as a peer-reviewed “Brief Communication.” Let us hear from you!

DELEGATION TO EGYPT – PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation, December 1-6, 2019. Led by Dr. Trey Martindale, AECT President, the program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of STEM and educational technology in this developing country in the heart of the Middle East. ​ Click here to read the full brochure . September 1 is the deadline to enroll.

AECT IN INDIA 2020 – SUMMER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Proposals are now being accepted through September 30th for the 2020 AECT-INDIA Summer International Research Symposium, which will take place June 16-18, 2020 in Kochi, Kerala, India. Details can be found at https://aect.org/aect-india.php 

eLEARNING AFRICA 2019, CONFERENCE PROGRAM AVAILABLE

The conference program for eLearning Africa 2019 , which will take place October 23 – 25, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is now available online . Please contact Rebecca Stromeyer,info@elearning-africa.com  for additional information.

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September 7, 2019

TechTrends, Vol. 63, Issue 5 – New Issue Alert

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning items in this issue.

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New Issue Alert
09/05/2019

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to deliver your requested table of contents alert for TechTrendsVolume 63 Number 5 is now available online.

Important news

2019 AECT International Convention

The Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) International Convention will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 21-24, 2019. For more information, please visit the AECT homepage

In this issue

Column: Editor’s Notes

Introducing the September 2019 Issue

Charles B. Hodges

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Column: ICT International

Learning, Design, and Technology in South Korea: a Report on the AECT- Korean Society for Educational Technology (KSET) Panel Discussion

Cheolil Lim, Jeeheon Ryu, Trey Martindale, Nari Kim & Sanghoon Park

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Original Paper

Accessibility in Online Courses: Understanding the Deaf Learner

Caitlin McKeown & Julia McKeown

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Is the Maker Movement Inclusive of ANYONE?: Three Accessibility Considerations to Invite Blind Makers to the Making World

JooYoung Seo

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Correction

Correction to: Is the Maker Movement Inclusive of ANYONE?: Three Accessibility Considerations to Invite Blind Makers to the Making World

JooYoung Seo

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Evaluating the Impact of a Quiz Question within an Educational Video

Paul Rice, Paul Beeson & James Blackmore-Wright

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Creating Animated Videos as an Innovative Instructional Alternative to Writing Essays for Presenting Research

Hua Zheng, Robert Maribe Branch & Hyewon Lee

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Patterns in Faculty Learning Management System Use

Szymon Machajewski, Alana Steffen, Elizabeth Romero Fuerte & Eleanor Rivera

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Like or Tweet: Analysis of the Use of Facebook and Twitter in the Language Classroom

Alyssia M. Miller, William Justin Morgan & Bryan Koronkiewicz

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Comparing Instructional Event Sequences in Audio Podcasts with Low Versus High User Satisfaction

Allan Jeong

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What Do We Mean by Blended Learning?

Stefan Hrastinski

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Impact of Bridging Strategy and Feeling of Knowing Judgments on Reading Comprehension Using COMPRENDE: an Educational Technology

Christian Soto, Antonio P. Gutierrez de Blume, M. Fernanda Rodríguez, Rodrigo Asún, Mauricio Figueroa & Marian Serrano

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Faculty Perceptions of the Usefulness of Integrating Graduate Student-Created Resources into Teacher Preparation Coursework

Jacqueline Riley & Laura Isbell

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Elementary School Student Development of STEM Attitudes and Perceived Learning in a STEM Integrated Robotics Curriculum

Yu-Hui Ching, Dazhi Yang, Sasha Wang, Youngkyun Baek, Steve Swanson & Bhaskar Chittoori

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Trade-Offs in Using Mobile Tools to Promote Scientific Action with Socioscientific Issues

Susan A. Yoon, Jooeun Shim & Noora Noushad

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Pedagogical Practices of Mobile Learning in K-12 and Higher Education Settings

Hua Bai

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Digital Transformation Challenges: a Case Study Regarding the MOOC Development and Operations at Higher Education Institutions in China

Mingzhuo Liu, Shenghua Zha & Wu He

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Navigating Paradigms in Educational Technology

Royce Kimmons & Kevin Johnstun

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September 4, 2019

[AECT] September 3, 2019 – News & Notes

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September 3, 2019

2019 AECT ONLINE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE!

The online program is now available for the 2019 AECT International Convention – Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals , Westgate Resort & Casino, October 21-25, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check it out today!

CHILD CARE DEADLINE EXTENDED

The AECT Board of Directors has approved a pilot program for offering child care at the 2019 AECT convention in Las Vegas. AECT will share the cost with those members using the service. The parent’s out-of-pocket cost will be $15 an hour per child. A minimum of 12 children will be needed to proceed with this program and contracted services.

Please contact AECT no later than September 6th (email  aect@aect.org or phone 812.335.7675) to let us know of your commitment, number of children and their ages, plus the approximate number of hours and days you will be using the service. AECT will require a deposit to guarantee your space and the balance will be due at convention registration. You will also be required to sign consent forms for the child care/kids camp which will be provided by Corporate Kids Events, Inc. Corporate Kids Events uses only licensed and certified early child care professionals.

REGISTER TODAY!

2019 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FLYER

The 2019 International Convention in Las Vegas is shaping up to be one of AECT’s best ever. Please feel free to download and share AECT’s flyer with your colleagues and students so they can take advantage of this opportunity to be inspired!

CALL FOR PROPOSALS – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Are you exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) to support learning? Consider submitting your manuscript to the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning . For this special issue we define VR as any technology that provides its users with an interactive computer-generated experience through text, audio, visual, spatial and/or speed messages within a simulated environment that engages its users in multi-sensory interactions and reactions for learning. By this definition, augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), hybrid reality and extended reality (XR) are included. Initial proposal submissions are due by September 15, 2019. Additional submission information and notes for authors can be found at http://bit.ly/2IzoPk6 . Questions can be directed to guest co-editors Charles Xiaoxue Wang, xxwang@fgcu.edu or Michele Stork,mistork@fgcu.edu.

NEW AECT E-BROCHURE AVAILABLE

AECT’s new e-brochure is now available. Please share the link below with your colleagues and students. As the AECT network expands, the power of the networking grows!
LINK: https://issuu.com/aect/docs/aect-ebrochure-v8

LOOKING FOR RESEARCH SUMMARIES

AECT is looking for a series of one or more literature research summaries in the following areas:

  1. Virtual Reality
  2. Micro Learning
  3. Mobile Learning
  4. E-Learning
  5. Learning Analytics
  6. Augmented Reality
  7. Artificial Intelligence

If you have a recent (within the last 12 months) summary and are willing to share the information please let Phil Harris ( pharris@aect.org ) know. We are putting together a series of Research Summaries that can be used by scholars and researchers. We also have a request from our NATO partnership for this kind of publication. Exceptionally well-done literature summaries will be considered for publication in TechTrends as a peer-reviewed “Brief Communication.” Let us hear from you!

DELEGATION TO EGYPT – PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE

Connect with educational technology educators in Egypt as part of the AECT delegation, December 1-6, 2019. Led by Dr. Trey Martindale, AECT President, the program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of STEM and educational technology in this developing country in the heart of the Middle East. ​ Click here to read the full brochure . September 1 is the deadline to enroll.

AECT IN INDIA 2020 – SUMMER INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Proposals are now being accepted through September 30th for the 2020 AECT-INDIA Summer International Research Symposium, which will take place June 16-18, 2020 in Kochi, Kerala, India. Details can be found at https://aect.org/aect-india.php 

eLEARNING AFRICA 2019, CONFERENCE PROGRAM AVAILABLE

The conference program for eLearning Africa 2019 , which will take place October 23 – 25, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is now available online . Please contact Rebecca Stromeyer,info@elearning-africa.com  for additional information.

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Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Address: 320 W. 8th Street, Suite 101
Bloomington, IN 47404-3745
Toll Free: 877-677-2328 | Phone: 812-335-7675
Email:  aect@aect.org
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September 2, 2019

AECT 2019 And K-12 Online & Blended Learning

On Friday I mentioned that the program was now available for the 2019 annual convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.  Over the weekend I reviewed the program to identify all of the sessions that I felt were focused on K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning.  Here is what I found…

Tuesday, 22 October

** Determining the relationship between socialization and student achievement in virtual schools

  • In Event: TIL: Virtual School Socialization and Student Achievement

Tue, Oct 22, 3:00 to 3:50pm, Convention Center, Conference Rm 14

Short Description

We present a study detailing the optimal amount and type(s) of social interaction and their impact on learning outcomes for different types of online students in virtual schools in the United States. Data includes student status in at-risk groups, synchronous class attendance, field trip attendance, phone assessments, participation in welcome calls from teachers, and extracurricular activities attendance from statewide virtual schools in 40 states. Results and implications will be shared.

Authors

  • Contributor: Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas
  • Contributor: Kevin Brady, University of Arkansas

Wednesday, 23 October

** TED: K-12 Blended Teaching

Wed, Oct 23, 3:00 to 3:50pm, Convention Center, Conference Rm 9Full Session: Concurrent Session

Sub Unit

  • Divisions / Teacher Education

Submissions

  • A case analysis of institutions providing undergraduate coursework for K-12 online and blended teaching – Contributor: Cecil R Short, Brigham Young University; Contributor: Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young University; Contributor: HannahBateman, Brigham Young UniversityA survey was used to determine if institutions have improved preservice teacher exposure to blended and online teaching before entering the K-12 classroom. We received responses from over 240 deans, administrators, or faculty at universities from 35 states in the U.S. After preliminary analysis from the survey results, we compiled anonymous profiles of several universities we feel are exemplars of providing coursework to prepare K-12 online and blended teachers.
  • Findings from the research and development of K-12 Blended Teaching: A Guide to Personalized Learning and Online Integration – Contributor: Cecil R Short, Brigham Young University; Contributor: Douglas Archibald, Brigham Young University; Contributor: Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young UniversityThis session shares findings from the development of an open textbook focused on preparing K-12 teachers for blended teaching. A draft of the book was reviewed by researchers and practitioners (n = 18) to determine if it would meet the needs of different stakeholders. Findings from the evaluations are valuable for leading the development of future educational products, as they reveal what both researchers and practitioners look for in a guide about innovative practices.

** K-12 blended teaching badges: Findings from a thematic analysis of blended teaching artifacts

  • In Event: DDL: Fostering Student Engagement

Wed, Oct 23, 4:00 to 4:50pm, Convention Center, Pavilion 10

Short Description

The rising popularity of blended learning has caused some institutions to seek ways to measure pre-service teachers’ preparation for teaching in blended contexts. This research analyzed artifacts and teacher vignettes to uncover the tools and methods that experienced K-12 blended teachers are using to assist with blended instruction. This artifact analysis was then used to develop and pilot a series of badges related to finding, creating, and using tools that assist with blended teaching.

Authors

  • Contributor: Cecil R Short, Brigham Young University
  • Contributor: Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young University

Thursday, 24 October

** Synchronous Online Peer Tutoring Via Video Conferencing Technology: An Exploratory Case Study

  • In Event: DDL: Reaching Students Where They Are

Thu, Oct 24, 9:00 to 9:50am, Convention Center, Pavilion 9

Short Description

This study analyzed the lived experiences of peer tutors who provide synchronous online tutoring services at a public, four-year university. Participants consisted of students who were hired as peer tutors as well as students that utilized the online peer tutoring service. Data collection and analysis included semi-structured individual interviews and observations. Findings from this study can help improve and further expand the use of synchronous online peer tutoring in higher education.

Authors

  • Contributor: Chris Smith, North Carolina Virtual Public School
  • Contributor: Patrick Lowenthal, Boise State University
  • Contributor: Chareen Snelson, Boise State University
  • Contributor: Dazhi Yang, Boise State University

** A Newcomer’s Lens: A Look at K-12 Online and Blended Learning in the Journal of Online Learning Research

  • In Event: Roundtables A
    In Roundtable Session: DDL Roundtables A

Thu, Oct 24, 10:00 to 10:50am, Convention Center, Paradise North

Short Description

This study examined trends in article topics, geography, research methods, authorship, and citation frequency in the Journal of Online Learning Research. The results indicated that the journal gave additional attention to K-12 blended learning compared to the field overall, in addition to K-12 online learning. Most of the studies were conducted in the United States, by researchers also located in the US. More than half of the studies employed inferential and interpretive methods.

Authors

  • Contributor: Min Hu, Brigham Yong University
  • Contributor: Karen T Arnesen, Brigham Young University
  • Contributor: Michael Barbour, Touro University, California
  • Contributor: Heather Leary, Brigham Young University

** How to Create High-Quality and Accessible Online Content with UDL and ADA Considerations

  • In Event: Roundtables A
    In Roundtable Session: DDL Roundtables A

Thu, Oct 24, 10:00 to 10:50am, Convention Center, Paradise North

Short Description

What is the best way to create online content that is equal parts engaging and accessible to all users? In this Roundtable discussion, you will have the opportunity to hear from two experienced online educators share best practices for designing and delivering online education. Each participant will have an iPad they can use to view lessons and assessments designed to appeal to all learners. Lessons will be the focus for the first 25 minute session, and assessments will be the focus for the second session.

Authors

  • Contributor: Kathleen Brim Groff, 21st Century Cyber Charter School
  • Contributor: Emily Shank, 21CCCS

** Understanding the sequential patterns of self- and socially shared regulation of learning in computer-supported collaborative learning

  • In Event: RTD: Collaborative Learning

Thu, Oct 24, 1:00 to 1:50pm, Convention Center, Ballroom B

Short Description

This study identified sequences of self- and socially shared regulatory activities in the online chats and logs of students completing a STEM task in a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environment. 144 high school and college students participated in a virtual learning environment. The results revealed that successful groups were most likely to start with self-executing and end with socially shared monitoring, while the less successful group were to start with executing and end with self-executing.

Authors

  • Contributor: Wanli Xing, Texas Tech University
  • Contributor: Yifang Zeng, Texas Tech University
  • Contributor: Juan Zheng, McGill University

** A study of K-12 teachers’ online learning experiences: A literature review of structured and open online professional development

  • In Event: KSET: Online Learning and PLN

Thu, Oct 24, 2:00 to 2:50pm, Convention Center, Conference Rm 10

Short Description

The purpose of this paper is to summarize and synthesize articles that focus on the learning experiences of teachers’ online professional development by types of learning environments (i.e., structured vs. open). According to the literature review, experiences in both online professional developments are about getting and sharing ideas and information. Also, teachers perceived interactions and feedback as important factors. In conclusion, teachers’ purpose of participation and outcomes are required for teachers’ optimal online professional development.

Author

  • Contributor: YUJIN PARK, Florida State University

** Preparation for K-12 blended teaching: A competency-based approach

  • In Event: TED Inspire! Preparation for K-12 Blended Teaching

Thu, Oct 24, 3:00 to 3:50pm, Convention Center, Conference Rm 9

Short Description

This Inspire! session provides a series of activities related to five core areas of blended teaching – online integration, data practices, personalization, online interaction, and going from planning to practice. Attendees will leave with instructional materials and strategies to help K-12 teachers implement blended teaching, and free access to an online copy of the book K-12 Blended Teaching: A Guide to Personalized Learning and Online Integration.

Authors

  • Contributor: Cecil R Short, Brigham Young University
  • Contributor: Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young University

** The Virtual School Teacher Evaluation Process

  • In Event: DDL: A Process for Teacher Evaluation

Thu, Oct 24, 3:00 to 3:50pm, Convention Center, Pavilion 11

Short Description

At Kent State University I conducted a research study that examined the teacher evaluation process that exists within virtual schools. My study examines current practices in evaluating teachers in virtual school settings to better understand evaluation processes and practices. School leaders have a responsibility to conduct teacher evaluation as a process for accountability and to identify standards
needed for improvement and growth. Much is still being learned in the area of virtual
school instructional best practices; there is a dearth of research in this area and it is
difficult to identify (Ferdig, Cavanaugh, DiPetro, Black, & Dawson, 2009). My research
study identifies the evaluation process that exists within virtual schools; therefore,
connections with teacher evaluation and instructional best practice can be further
understood in the virtual school setting. My research and presnetation will review the answers to the following questions:
1. How do virtual school leaders conduct teacher evaluations within a virtual K-12
school setting?
2. What strengths do virtual school leaders face in the evaluation of teachers within a
virtual K-12 school setting?
3. What challenges do virtual school leaders face in the evaluation of teachers within a
virtual K-12 school setting?

Authors

  • Contributor: Paul Kish, Kent State University
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