What your colleagues from
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“Attending a SITE conference is one of the very best ways to learn the latest about what your colleagues in education and training are doing. If you want to interact with the passionate practitioners who are the groundbreakers making real and effective changes today - this is the place to accomplish those things.”
Michael Scheuermann, Drexel University, USA
“This was my first SITE Conference. I was amazed by the diversity of research topics on technology. I enjoyed networking with peers from a variety of colleges and universities, as well as those from different countries.”
Jennifer Kosiak, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, USA
“SITE is an excellent conference to network with professionals who share the same interests. The presentations are informative and allow for audience participation. I always learn so much at the conference.”
Maggie Veres, Wright State University, USA
“I participated in SITE for the first time. The staff and the participant were kind. I was able to talk with a lot of people in this Society. I was able to get a lot of information about e-Learning for teachers. I was able to build a lot of relations. And I was encouraged very much.”
Norisuke Kozuki, Shiga University, Japan
“SITE is a great chance to learn about updated research and practice in the field of educational technology as well as meet with people from all over the world.”
Laurel Falkner, St. Francis of Assisi School, USA
“The presentations are amazing. It is wonderful to meet and interact with people who feel the same importance for technology. I love the fact that even as a graduate student I feel very welcome and learn so much from all that attend whether long-time professors or fellow doc students or K-12 instructors.”
Lisa Hettler, University of North Texas, USA
“I go to SITE every year because it is my favorite conference. I always learn something and technology folks are always happy to share their ideas and help figure out how to fix something that won't work. It's a great place to bring graduate students who can present in a friendly but professional atmosphere.”
Judith Hansen, Prairie View A & M University, USA
“The opportunity to interact with colleagues from around the world who are actively involved in research that is closely aligned with your own areas of interest is invaluable. Building communities of focused research and interest ensures a strong foundation that will support future growth and exploration.”
Jana Willis, University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
“Excellent opportunity to meet with peers, share ideas and make new contacts. In this fast paced world, we only survive through networking with others and sharing our knowledge.”
Robert Newbury, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
“The networking and up-to-date practical information was unbelievable. This was the most beneficial, informative conference (of ANY kind) that I have ever attended.”
Michelle Beach, Southwest Minnesota State University, USA
“SITE is an inspiring conference, where you meet people from all over the world, involved in the same things as you are: ICT in teacher education and how to prepare the world in the best possible way for our children.”
Hans van Bergen, Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands
“I'm a student and this was my first Site Conference. I learned a lot and I made several important contacts. I think that all PhD Students in the Education area should attend at least one SITE Conference during their PhD studies.”
Vitor Tomé, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciencias da Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
“I really liked interacting/networking with individuals from all over the world. It was interesting hearing how technology was being implemented in university settings from different countries.”
Sallie Harper, Mississippi State University (Meridian), USA
“SITE afforded me the opportunity to interact with colleagues from other countries. This interaction generated much dialog regarding the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process. It was great to share similarities and discuss possibilities as to what might work and how we might be able to collaborate on projects from a distance. This was an awesome experience!”
Barbra Mosley, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
“As a first-time participant, it was quite a learning experience for me. I am an enthusiastic "newbie" in the field of integrating educational technology across the curriculum and the intensive sessions helped me to better appreciate the potential of educational technology. I am encouraged to persist, despite the challenges. I truly enjoyed the atmosphere of sharing and learning at the SITE conference, and I am planning to attend again next year.”
Coreen J. Leacock, Education Evaluation Centre, Barbados
“This is an amazing conference, where my research agenda is not met with "glazed over eyes!" The leadership is approachable and friendly and the conferees were equally accessible.”
Susan Wegmann, University of Central Florida, USA
“As a high school classroom teacher and campus technology specialist I found it very helpful for me to here professional development ideas. I am constantly trying to find ways for already inservice teachers to integrate technology into their teaching. I am also trying to help the new teachers to better understand the way that technology can be used to lower their stress levels.
Alexa Flores-Hull, Mountain Ridge HS ( Deer Valley Unified S.D), USA
"SITE is the premiere technology-teacher education conference."
Blanche O'Bannon, University of Tennessee, USA
"SITE is a very organized convention and has created a very supportive learning community for educators. Staff members of SITE constantly seek input to improve the convention to better serve participants. I greatly appreciate their efforts."
Amy S. C. Leh, California State University, San Bernardino, USA
"It is always helpful to take some time off from your regular schedule and learn about other projects. We are all highly creative people, and I am always intrigued by the different approaches people take to solve problems in our field, as well as what issues they are focusing on. There are many areas to explore. Sometimes the most obvious is hard to see, unless we change our view point by going to a SITE conference."
Carol Latham, Collin County Community College District, USA
"I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people in my field and build collaborations for the future."
Jenifer Phelan, Seattle Pacific University, USA
"I was most interested in the collaborative projects between higher and lower education. Secondarily, the great variety of research and positive reflection on technology in education made me feel good about the work do everyday with elementary and high school teachers and students.
Donacine Vandelli, West Edgecombe School, Australia
SITE is an exciting conference where you can meet people to share ideas, discuss interesting aspects of their work, discover new cultures (for foreign visitors)."
Borys Kharchuk, Institute of Computer Information Technologies, Ukraine
"Professionally speaking, the SITE conference is indeed world class when in comes to cutting edge instructional technology research, realistic integration application and an atmosphere that rejuvenates and invigorates."
Ted Hickman, Kutztown University, USA
"This is the only organization, which focuses upon elements of teaching and learning using technology in teacher education."
Jim DePaepe, Central Washington University, USA
"The conference is a perfect size; offerings are ample but not overwhelming; people are friendly and willing to discuss and engage in a productive way. It is possible to attend multiple presentations devoted to one area of interest or to select sessions that provide an overview of new developments in the field. I always come back to my campus with new ideas and re-dedication to expanding my own use of technology in the classroom. The enthusiasm of presenters and conference participants is both infectious and supportive."
Gretchen L. Johnson, The City College of New York, USA
"Presenting at SITE gave me the opportunity to present in a non-threatening, but constructive atmosphere. Viewing other presentations enabled me to take advantage of the modeling of experts."
Miriam Larson, Virginia Tech University, USA
"SITE is the most satisfying conference of the year. Great selection of papers and tremendous collegiality!"
Penelope Swenson, California State University Bakersfield, USA
"It was great to present in SITE. I don't know whether I will be able to attend once again next year, I am still a senior student now, but I will try to!! I'm so glad that I presented in SITE, people are so kind and friendly there, they paid a kind attention to my presentation, even though I am still a under graduate student. Thanks again to SITE!!"
Chia-Wen Teng, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
"SITE represents a place to learn, share innovative ideas about integrating technology for the classroom from USA and the international community. It has provided insight on how to impact the teacher education program. Definitely is one of the most enriching professional development experiences I have attended."
Annette Lopez de Mendez, University of Puerto Rico, USA
"The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other countries is quite wonderful."
A. J. Chaffin, The University of Nevada, Reno, USA
"It was the best academic experience related with New Technologies in Education. It was an opportunity to exchange questions and experiences from different countries about related interests. It was an opportunity to contact researchers in the field."
Gloria Patricia Marciales Vivas, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Columbia
"This was my first SITE conference and I could not more strenuously encourage people who are interested in information technology and teacher education to attend future SITE conferences. It was great to be with so many other people who are experts in their fields and share similar interests, needs, and goals. The conference was very well organized and the staff was extremely helpful. Thank you for all your hard work!"
Yesim Yilmazel-Sahin, University of Maryland, USA
"For the third year in a row, the SITE conference has provided me with innovative ideas on how to further improve technology integration into teaching and the teacher preparation process. Full of newly gained knowledge and ideas, I am ready to return to my university and implement the many best practices that I picked up from the conference in an effort to further improve education for all students."
Allison McKissack, St. Edwards University, USA
"From my first year at SITE, I have told colleagues that this is the best conference I attend. It is not only well run, it is an invaluable source of information and inspiration. I have made valuable contacts and wonderful friends with whom I have developed collaborative projects and written articles. It would take a catastrophic event for me to not attend a SITE conference."
Jacque Ewing-Taylor, The University of Nevada, Reno, USA
"This is a great way to meet peers in the field of education and technology. To see what others are doing and thinking, to acquire new ideas and techniques and to gauge your own work."
Kelly Edmonds, University of Calgary, Canada
"SITE 2004 was a success because presenters had a global world view on Educational Technology and you could share ideas on methods and strategies for improving Teacher Education through technology."
Maurice Vodounon, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA
"SITE is one of the most supportive organization conferences. There is much more of an atmosphere of "Let's listen and learn from each other." Even the keynote speakers seem eager to share and listen to the attendees. There is a wide variety of expertise from beginner to expert. The newly developed Conference Schedule Planner system on the SITE web site is a great aid in making the most of the conference and being prepared in advance. Over the 11 years that I have been attending, the conference has improved in organization and in breadth of coverage. It is my first choice of conferences."
Dale Hoskisson, Valley City State University, USA
"I liked the interactions between researchers and teachers, between faculty and graduate students, and between the international participants."
Jacqui Cyrus, Texas Tech University, USA
"I appreciated the interaction with other PT3 grantees and evaluators. I also gained great ideas and contacts through the SITE sessions."
Sharon L. Tebben, Northern State University, USA
"The most beneficial sessions were the ones that shared practical advice as to how to help children, students of all ages and parents. Sharing ideas regarding exciting tools, ideas that generate enthusiasm, and possible solutions to create dynamic learning opportunities."
Tom Stachowski, St. Cloud State University, USA
"SITE is a one-of-a-kind organization for teacher educators across the globe. Those of us who have been around for years look forward happily to learning so much about our profession and about what everyone else is doing. There could not be a better forum for achieving these results. The abstract book and the online Schedule Planner are extremely useful in making manageable a very large conference."
Trudy Abramson, Nova Southeastern University, USA
"As a doctoral student in educational technology, it was extremely informative to attend so many different presentations on topics which coincide with my interests and studies. It was also great to meet people whom I have only known from a distance through reading or email correspondence. Presenting was a great way to get some feedback on my ideas and develop ideas on where to go next."
Jim Julius, San Diego State University, USA
"The Conference was excellent, it was a great opportunity for learning, sharing and making friends! I met people from different cities and countries that I would have never met anywhere else!"
Alba Loyo, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina
"I wanted to let you know that I thought this year's SITE conference was fantastic. The facilities were excellent, and the pre-conference workshops and presentations were fantastic. I was able to come away from this conference with some key pieces of knowledge that will be invaluable as my institution begins implementing additional online programs, as well as electronic portfolios. Also, the value of developing networking contacts cannot be overstated, and am looking forward to continuing dialogues with several of the presenters.
Again, I just wanted to let you know I thought the SITE/AACE organizers did a super job."
Monte Schaff, University of Mary, USA
"The best part of SITE is the high quality of presentations related to teacher education, both inservice and preservice."
Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, USA
"For the past 10 years, I have participated in the SITE conferences. The locations selected are always places of interest to educators. The presenters are well organized, in large part because of the printed papers that SITE publishes in its Proceedings. I have many professional friendships that have grown out of the conferences. Friendships, fellowship, good food and new experiences at the conference make for time well spent!"
Dennis Holt, University of North Florida, USA
"I would just like to say that in the MANY conferences I have attended, SITE and ED-MEDIA are the best organized, best planned, and best managed conferences! Thanks for all your hard work, your attention to detail, and your constant updates. It is a pleasure to submit, be accepted, and attend your meetings!"
Susan Myers, Texas Tech Univ., USA
"I have found SITE to be one of the most valuable conferences I attend. The presentations are wide ranging and extend from beginner to advanced levels. The atmosphere is friendly and collegial. It is a good place to make professional connections. Some of my best inspiration comes from the conference."
Dale Hoskisson Valley City State Univ., USA
"SITE conference provides an arena where World Class educational technology leaders interact with teachers and graduate students. SITE offers a blend of professional know-how and social social connectivity. This is what a learning learning community should be."
Roger Carlsen, Wright State Univ., USA
"I have gained valuable insights about current issues in technology and teacher education. The presentations are always well-prepared and presented. Informal friendships and professional networks have been helpful in keeping me connected with my colleagues around the globe. The SITE publications are a handy reference to what is hot and what is not. I've referenced them repeatedly and keep both the hardcopies and disks right above my office desk. Although SITE has grown tremendously since the beginning, it has done so without losing its spirit and commitment to teacher practitioners."
Maryanne Bednar, La Salle Univ., USA
"SITE gives me the opportunity to learn from the over 200 programs being developed around the country to prepare teachers to use technology. This knowledge sharing opportunity is invaluable."
Christine Greenhow, Harvard Univ., USA
"As an evaluator of four PT3 grants, I am very pleased that SITE has a PTe thread. It helps me keep up with what other teacher educators at other IHEs are doing as far as infusing educational technology into their teacher preparation programs. Presentations are a nice mix of theory and practice. Moreover, I am pleased that many of the teacher educators bring some of their preservice teachers to give presentations, based on their own experiences in their cooperating schools."
Lorraine Sherry, RMC Research Corporation, USA
"SITE is truly an international conference with broad representation from continents such as Europe and Australia in addition to North America. The discussions with professionals from other countries broadens our scope and makes us aware of different perspectives when looking at a problem. The opportunity to present under different categories gives flexibility to all the attendees/presenters. SITE is a great learning experience!"
Anu A. Gokhale, Illinois State Univ., USA
"This is the main conference I feel in the world for colleagues to share the cutting edge of educational multimedia that is in practice in their classrooms. The hallway discussions are worth the price of registration."
James D. Meinke, Baldwin-Wallace College, USA
"I have immensely enjoyed the collaborative, innovative atmosphere at SITE. The attendees are open to everyone, with no "cliques" that seem to occur at other conferences. The researchers are excited about their subject matter, and the collegiality and openness through out the sessions offer an open and frank discussion of the subject matter. Further, the topics are so varied that there is a place of interest for everyone within the educational realm."
Caroline Crawford, Univ. of Houston-Clear Lake, USA
"The SITE 2002 conference provided a rich forum for discussion among colleagues. The breadth and depth of information exchanged made the trip from the west coast of Canada to Nashville very worthwhile. I especially appreciated the informal times for information exchange with like minded teachers. You may use my name and organization if you so choose"
R. Marjorie Drury, Trinity Western Univ., Canada
"SITE provides an intimate and intensive opportunity to see how technology is being implemented in today's teacher training programs. Research and practice go hand-in-hand at this conference. It has boosted my understanding of the field tremendously."
Jean Bryan Instructional Technology Consultant DePaul Univ., USA
"Last year's SITE Conference was an important way to help some of our advanced beginners at Bank Street College to understand the potential of technology, and appreciate how many people were doing interesting things in their discipline. It helped them "imagine" where they might go next."
Marvin Cohen, Bank Street College, USA
"This conference covers a wide range of topics in various formats that allowing the interaction among presenters and attendees ... promoting the sharing of information technologies and teacher education expertise. The conference is a truly professional experience with strong integration of technology resources during sessions and support to those who need to keep in touch with the outside world throughout the conference. All in all a great brining together of experts and technology."
Tiffany A. Koszalka, Syracuse Univ., USA
"SITE had no "down time". Every hour of the conference had sessions that held my interest and sparked my curiosity. I found myself looking up the papers from sessions each night. Excellent presentations in a collegial atmosphere! I was delighted with the conference."
Penelope Swenson, Cal State Bakersfield, USA
Keynote & Invited Speakers