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Economics of Education Review Vol. 31, No. 6 (December 2012) pp. 1084–1101
In this paper I investigate whether students self-select into the U.S. for-profit colleges or whether the choice of for-profit sector is accidental or due to the reasons external to the students (geographic exposure to for-profit providers, tuition...
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 40, No. 1 (2007) pp. 6–14
This article describes the premises, principles, and processes for integrating TECH into instruction. TECH is an acronym designed for educators to more smoothly integrate technology into instructional activities. It includes four steps: (1) Target...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 639–641
The implementation of the Microsoft Innovative Teachers Grant involves the development of a Community of Practice and Expertise (CPE) among the faculty of the College of Education and the elementary/middle school faculties surrounding Northwestern....
Psychological Assessment Vol. 24, No. 3 (September 2012) pp. 777–782
Interest in heart rate variability (HRV) metrics as markers of physiological and psychological health continues to grow beyond those with psychophysiological expertise, increasing the importance of developing suitable tools for researchers new to...
Early Education and Development Vol. 13, No. 4 (2002) pp. 435–51
This exploratory study observed seven parent-child dyads reading two online storybooks with branching stories incorporating choice points at which readers choose the path the story would follow. Results indicated that parents and child engaged in...
Word Prediction Programs with Phonetic Spelling Support: Performance Comparisons and Impact on Journal Writing for Students with Writing Difficulties
Learning Disabilities Research and Practice Vol. 25, No. 4 (November 2010) pp. 170–182
This investigation examined the effects of currently available word prediction software programs that support phonetic/inventive spelling on the quality of journal writing by six students with severe writing and/or spelling difficulties in grades...
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 43, No. 12 (December 2013) pp. 2953–2969
Telehealth or online communication technologies may lessen the gap between intervention requirements for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and the available resources to provide these services. This study used a video conferencing and...
Teaching MBA Students Teamwork and Team Leadership Skills: An Empirical Evaluation of a Classroom Educational Program
American Journal of Business Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (2014) pp. 191–212
A comprehensive educational program for teaching behavioral teamwork and team leadership skills was rigorously evaluated with 148 MBA students enrolled at an urban regional campus of a Midwestern public university. Major program components included (...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 23, No. 2 (2008)
While efforts have been made in the last two decades to educate professionals about the nature of assistive technology (AT) devices, successful implementation of technology is impossible without the support and provision of appropriate AT services....
Working with Dreams Using the Hill Cognitive-Experimental Model: A Comparison of Computer-Assisted, Therapist Empathy, and Therapist Empathy + Input Conditions
Journal of Counseling Psychology Vol. 50, No. 2 (April 2003) pp. 211–220
Ninety-four undergraduates participated in a computer-assisted, therapist empathy, or therapist empathy + input dream session. Although all conditions were rated positively, both therapist conditions were rated higher than the computer condition,...
Cultivating ICT Students' Interpersonal Soft Skills in Online Learning Environments Using Traditional Active Learning Techniques
Journal of Learning Design Vol. 7, No. 3 pp. 39–53
Flexible online delivery of tertiary ICT programs is experiencing rapid growth. Creating an online environment that develops team building and interpersonal skills is difficult due to factors such as student isolation and the individual-centric...
Effects of Video Adaptations on Comprehension of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 26, No. 2 (2011) pp. 39–54
This study investigated the effects of alternative narration, highlighted text, picture/word-based captions, and interactive video searching features for improving comprehension of nonfiction academic video clips by students with intellectual and...
Karrie E. Godwin; Ma. V. Almeda; Howard Seltman; Shimin Kai; Mandi D. Skerbetz; Ryan S. Baker; Anna V. Fisher
Learning and Instruction Vol. 44, No. 1 (August 2016) pp. 128–143
This paper reports results from a large-scale observational study investigating attention allocation during instructional activities in elementary school students (kindergarten through fourth-grade). In Study 1, 22 classrooms participated while a...
An Exploratory Study of Universal Design for Teaching Chemistry to Students with and without Disabilities
Margaret E. King-Sears; Todd M. Johnson; Sheri Berkeley; Margaret P. Weiss; Erin E. Peters-Burton; Anya S. Evmenova; Anna Menditto; Jennifer C. Hursh
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 38, No. 2 (May 2015) pp. 84–96
In this exploratory study, students in four co-taught high school chemistry classes were randomly assigned to a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) treatment or a comparison condition. Each co-teaching team taught one comparison and treatment class. ...