Research by Elon faculty and students featured at technology conference for teacher educators

Research from two School of Education faculty and two current undergraduate students was presented at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education Annual Conference.

The work of various Elon faculty and students was presented in seven different sessions at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Conference held March 19-22, 2019, in Las Vegas.

School of Education faculty members Jeffrey Carpenter, left, and Scott Morrison
Research conducted by Elon students Madeline Craft ‘20 and Michalene Lee ’20 with Jeffrey Carpenter, associate professor and director of Teaching Fellows, and Scott Morrison, assistant professor, was featured in the presentation, “Exploring How and Why Educators Use Instagram.”

Jeffrey Carpenter and Scott Morrison were also part of the international, multi-institutional team of researchers who gave the presentation, “What do Teacher Educators think of Teacher Education Technology Competencies?”

Jeffrey Carpenter co-authored with K. Bret Staudt Willet of Michigan State University the paper “Educators on the Front Page of the Internet: Education-Related Subreddits as Learning Spaces,” which was one of the four winners of an Outstanding Paper awards for the conference.

Carpenter was also a contributor to the following presentations:

“Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam: Methodological Considerations and Challenges for Studying Educators’ Twitter Use.” Carpenter, J.P., Koehler, M., Staudt Willet, K.B., & Greenhalgh, S.

“Exploring Continuity and Change in Educators’ Professional Learning Networks.” Carpenter, J.P., Krutka, D.G., & Trust, T.

“Obstacles, Travails, and Barriers, Oh My! Educators’ Perspectives on Challenges in Professional Social Media Use.” Carpenter, J.P., & Harvey, S.

“#SocialMediaEd: Perspectives on Teaching about and with Social Media in Higher Education.” Greenhow, C., Gleason, B., Krutka, D.G., Dousay, T., & Carpenter, J.P.