AERA 2003
April 21 to 25, 2003
Chicago, Illinois

This page lists the sessions and other events by ITFORUM members at the 2003 AERA conference.

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Note: Sessions listed may contain more sessions then those listed here - only the names of ITFORUM members who requested to be on the list are included.  Please see the AERA program for complete session details.

Monday April 21, 2003
12:00 - 1:30
Hyatt, Soldier Field, West Tower - Bronze Level
Sponsors SIG: Instructional Technology
Session Type: Paper Session
DISCUSSANT: Brent Wilson---University of Colorado at Denver

12:25 - 1:55
Swissotel, Pontresina, 3rd Floor
Division : SIG: Strategic Change
Session Type: Paper Session
CHAIR : Daniel Surry, University of South Alabama  

2:15 - 3:45
Sheraton, Huron, Level 2
Triangulating surveys and observation methods to assess professional development impacts: Focusing on the interaction of beliefs about good teaching, and the development of technology skills
Jason Ravitz, Buck Institute for Education

2:15 - 3:45
Hyatt, Stetson Suite E, West Tower - Purple Level
Of Nomads, Polyglots, and Global Villagers:Globalization, Information Technologies, and Critical Education
Michalinos Zembylas Michigan State University & Charalambos Vrasidas
Western Illinois University

2:15 - 3:45
Hyatt, Skyway 265, East Tower - Blue Level
Dimensions of Quality in Online Degree Programs

Angela Benson University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday April 22, 2003
9:05 - 9:45
Hyatt, Regency B, West Tower - Gold Level
A hand-held requirement for clinical education: Effectiveness of a systemic educational intervention in altering perceptions and use of handhelds among medical students
Anju Relan, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Gretchen Guiton, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

10:35 - 12:05:
Hyatt, Stetson Suite C, West Tower - Purple Level
The Holocaust and Teacher Education: An Exploratory Analysis
Ann Barron, University of South Florida
Brendan Calandra, Georgia State University

12:25 - 1:55
Hyatt, Atlanta, West Tower - Gold Level
Assessments for Learning
John Bransford Vanderbilt University
Sean Brophy, Vanderbilt Univesity
Jason Ravitz, Buck Institute

2:15 - 3:45
Hyatt, Skyway 265, East Tower - Blue Level
Mapping the Discipline: Instructional Technology Programs in Higher Education
Susan Miller, Temple University
Glenn Snelbecker, Temple University
Claudia Smarkola, Temple University

Results from the first year evaluation of the LUDA Virtual High School
Charalambos Vrasidas, Center for the Application of Information
Technologies (CAIT), Western Illinois University

2:15 - 3:45
Hyatt, Columbus Hall E/F, East Tower - Gold Level
Effects of Two Types of Online Collaboration (Peer-controlled vs. Structured-and-moderated) On Group Problem Solving (Well-structured and Ill-structured)
Ke Zhang, Penn State University

2:15 - 3:45
Sheraton, Arkansas, Level 2
An Evaluative Study of First Year Middle School Teachers' Ability to Integrate Technology
Mary Shoffner, Georgia State University
Laurie Dias, Georgia State University
Skip Atkinson, Georgia State University

6:15 - 7:45
Hyatt, Columbus Hall G/H, East Tower - Gold Level
CHAIR: Lloyd Rieber, The University of Georgia
DISCUSSANT: Thomas Reeves, The University of Georgia

Wednesday April 23, 2003

8:15 - 10:15
Hyatt, Buckingham, West Tower - Bronze Level
School by Design: How Members of One School Community Create (and Recreate) Student Success Through Inquiry
Jennifer Brill Lehigh University

12:25 - 1:55
Swissotel, Klosters, 3rd Floor
Responsible Selection: Synchronous or Asynchronous Communication Tools and Patterns of Engagement in Online Courses
Debra Sarlin SUNY Albany/RPI
Cheryl Geisler RPI
Karen Swan SUNY Albany

12:25 - 1:55
Hyatt, Stetson Suite G, West Tower - Purple Level
When Each One Has One: The Influences on Teaching Strategies and Student Achievement of Using Laptops in the Classroom
Deborah Lowther University of Memphis 
Steven Ross University of Memphis
Gary Morrison Wayne State University 

12:25 - 1:55
Hyatt, Skyway 280, East Tower - Blue Level
Pre-service teacher education: Using on-line discussions and electronic journals to enhance self-efficacy and attitudes toward the use of computers in the classroom
Ruth Burkett University of South Florida

2:15 - 3:45
Hyatt, Skyway 269, East Tower - Blue Level
Daniel Surry, University of South Alabama

Thursday April 24, 2003
10:35 - 12:05
Sheraton, Parlor E, Level 3
Portable Technologies in Teaching and Learning: Continuing the Examination
Janette Hill University of Georgia
Thomas Reeves UGA
Michael Grant University of Memphis
ShiangKwei Wang UGA

Attitude Change and Cognitive Flexibility Hypertexts: How Task Makes a Difference
Douglas Harvey, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Leslie Moller, University of North Texas
Veronica Godshalk, The Pennsylvania State University

CHAIR: Daniel Surry, University of South Alabama

2:15 - 3:45
Sheraton, Sheraton Ballroom 1, Ballroom Level
Presenter: Robert Bernard Concordia University, Yiping Lou Louisiana State University, Philip Abrami Concordia University
Chair: Randy Garrison University of Calgary
Richard Clark University of Southern California
Gary Morrison Wayne State University
James Kerr Brock University
Tom Cobb Universite du Quebec a  Montreal
Som Naidu University of Melbourne

4:05 - 6:05
Hyatt, San Francisco, West Tower - Gold Level
Seeking Information on the Web
Diana Tabatabai, McGill University

6:15 - 7:45
Sheraton, Parlor B, Level 3

Friday April 25, 2003