Search results for: Internet use
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Elementary School Teachers’ Motivation toward Web-based Professional Development, and the Relationship with Internet Self-efficacy and Belief about Web-based Learning
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between teachers’ motivation toward web-based professional development, Internet self-efficacy, and beliefs about web-based learning. This study indicates that the teachers’ Internet self-efficacy and behavioral beliefs about web-based learning are significant predictors for their motivation toward web-based professional development.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
In this article, the author explores the tension between the promises and perils associated with digital media in the context of one college student’s daily experiences. Using the qualitative method of portraiture, the author examined how one college student uses digital media in her everyday life; her motivations and goals for using various media; and the opportunities and drawbacks she perceives in her daily media use.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011
Predictors of Internet Use for the Professional Development of Teachers: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour
The current study examined teachers’ internet use behaviour for professional development using the theory of planned behaviour. The author discovered a strong link between behavioural intention and internet use behavior.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
In this article, the author discusses the potential of Google Scholar as an alternative or complement to the Web of Science and Scopus for measuring the impact of journal articles in education. The findings illustrate the promise and pitfalls of using Google Scholar for characterizing the influence of research output.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
A Study of Teacher-Mediated Enhancement of Students’ Organization of Earth Science Knowledge Using Web Diagrams as a Teaching Device
The research examined teacher implementation of a novel teaching strategy called “web diagramming”. This teaching strategy is a form of network mapping, in a secondary school earth science class. The authors report evidence for student improvement in knowledge networking, questionnaire-based reports by the students on the merits of web diagramming in terms of interest and usefulness, and information on the collaborating teacher’s perceptions of the process of implementation, including implications for teacher education.
Updated: May. 13, 2011
Assumptions, Emotions, and Interpretations as Ethical Moments: Navigating A Small-Scale Cross-Cultural Online Interviewing Study
In this article, the author maps important 'messy' elements that the author learned from his five-month small-scale research project, one that was designed around pivotal works on online social research. The author used computers and the Internet with Mian, a young man living in Guinea, West Africa, in order to examine his perceptions surrounding the value of these technological tools for his future. As a result, the author asserts that during online social research, reflexivity is a moral obligation, where meaning and representation can have a tendency to be skewed, especially when working in cross-cultural situations.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011
The current paper will report on a faculty mentoring experience aimed at familiarizing two professors with Second Life. In addition, the article will report on engaging in a collaborative effort to understand how Second Life can be used in language learning and general education settings. The perspectives of both mentor and mentees will be discussed and the lessons learned will be shared.
Updated: Jan. 02, 2011
Professional Identity Creation: Examining the Development of Beginning Preservice Teachers' Understanding of Their Work as Teachers
In making the transition from student to teacher, preservice teachers create their own professional identity. This study examines the preservice teachers’ ability to articulate this identity through a new construct, a “teachers' voice”. A teachers' voice, develops when preservice teachers interpret and reinterpret their experiences through the processes of reflection. A teachers' voice is articulated as part of the persons' self-image. The construct, a teachers' voice, was investigated by examining changes in preservice teachers' contributions in an online discussion forum.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2010
This article discusses access and use of information and communication technologies among urban high school students from low-income families. This study explored trends in Internet use among students from low-income families compared to national trends. The authors discuss findings and implications for teachers seeking to understand similar students' Internet access, use, and capacity and suggest implications for digital literacy instruction, technology policy, and teacher education.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of preservice teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. 37 preservice teachers participated in this study. Students' reflections indicate that contributing to the class wiki led to a deeper processing of the course content.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2009