Program Coordinator and Associate Professor
Overview of a Research Project:
Jim took over the position of Coordinator of the Master of Teaching Program in August 2011.
Jim examines how technology is used in classrooms. He is the designer and developer of Knowledge eCommons, a Web 2.0 technology that supports online discussion and collaborative editing.
Courses Taught in MT Program:
CTL7003H: Curriculum and Teaching in Social Studies and Science
Other Graduate Courses Taught:
CTL1018H: Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
CTL1041H: Research Methods in Education
CTL1602H: Introduction to Computers in Education
CTL1603H: Introduction to Knowledge Building
Hewitt, J., Brett, C. & Peters, V. (2007). Scan Rate: A new metric for the analysis of reading behaviors in asynchronous computer conferencing environments. American Journal of Distance Education, 21(4), 1-17.
Hewitt, J., & Brett, C. (2007). The relationship between class size and online activity patterns in asynchronous computer conferencing environments. Computers & Education, 49, 1258-1271.
Hewitt J (2005). Instructional technologies, technocentrism, and science education. In S. Alsop, L. Bencze, & E. Pedretti (Eds.), Analysing exemplary science teaching: Theoretical lenses and a spectrum of possibilities for practice (pp. 160-170). Buckingham: Open University Press.
Jim's other research interests include studies of discourse in computer conferencing environments, the use of multimedia case studies for teacher education, and issues surrounding the integration of computer technology in preservice education.