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A Survey of Knowledge Management Skills Acquisition in an Online Team-Based Distributed Computing Course
Journal of College Teaching & Learning Vol. 4, No. 9 (September 2007) pp. 39–46
This paper investigates students' perceptions of their acquisition of knowledge management skills, namely thinking and team-building skills, resulting from the integration of various resources and technologies into an entirely team-based, online...
TEACHING Exceptional Children Vol. 42, No. 2 (2009) pp. 6–12
Students with disabilities and special needs have faced challenges in accessing educational content, and in taking traditional pen-and-paper tests. How might technology improve the process, while making statewide tests truly accessible to all...
Research Strategies Vol. 20, No. 3 (2005) pp. 171–190
Several models of librarian and faculty collaboration are found in the professional librarian literature. The literature on collaborative self-study research in university settings suggests collaborative self-study research can improve...
Journal of Technology, Learning, and Assessment Vol. 3, No. 4 (January 2005)
To examine the impact of transitioning 4th grade reading comprehension assessments to the computer, 219 fourth graders were randomly assigned to take a one-hour reading comprehension assessment on paper, on a computer using scrolling text to...
Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association 2002 (November 2002)
This survey examined the extent of implementation of technology standards into Alabama preservice teacher education programs Researchers identified five graduate and five undergraduate education programs with the highest enrollments at the 15 higher ...
Technological Supports for Onsite and Distance Education and Students' Perceptions of Acquisition of Thinking and Team-Building Skills
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies Vol. 8, No. 2 (2010) pp. 1–13
This paper compares students' perceptions of support provided in the acquisition of various thinking and team-building skills, resulting from the various activities, resources and technologies (ART) integrated into an upper level Distributed...
Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 14, No. 1 (Jan 05, 2015) pp. 339–362
Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators 2001 (August 2001)
This paper describes processes undertaken by Central Missouri State University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction to prepare teacher candidates to create Web-based professional portfolios, Central's expectations for content coverage within...
Journal of Interpersonal Violence Vol. 24, No. 12 (2009) pp. 2096–2108
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major source of morbidity and mortality nationally. Trauma Centers can be very helpful for victims of IPV but there may be variability in IPV resource provision. A survey was mailed to each of the 65 Trauma...
Journal of Applied Testing Technology Vol. 10, No. 3 (August 2009)
Many students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are eligible for a signing accommodation for state and other standardized tests. The signing accommodation, however, presents several challenges for testing programs that attempt to administer tests...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 13, No. 2 (April 2005) pp. 167–195
We discuss the context, conception, implementation, and research used to refine and evaluate a systemic model for fostering technology integration in teacher education. The Learning Generation model identifies conditions where innovations for using...
Jennifer Rowley; Kathryn Ray; Debbie Proud; Linda Banwell; Sian Spink; Rhian Thomas; Christine Urquhart
Journal of Further and Higher Education Vol. 28, No. 3 (Aug 01, 2004) pp. 235–246
Within the Third Annual Cycle of the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) User Behaviour Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, six small-scale action research interventions were undertaken in further education (FE) institutions. The aims of...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 22, No. 4 (August 2012) pp. 262–270
Two experiments explored concept map construction as a useful intervention to improve metacomprehension accuracy among 7th grade students. In the first experiment, metacomprehension was marginally better for a concept mapping group than for a...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 55, No. 1 (June 2018) pp. 113–123
The main goal of the present research was to test whether the presence of analogies would affect the relative accuracy of metacognitive judgments about learning from expository science texts, and whether any effect would depend on the type of cues...
Examining the Use of Adaptive Technologies to Increase the Hands-On Participation of Students with Blindness or Low Vision in Secondary-School Chemistry and Physics
Chemistry Education Research and Practice Vol. 17, No. 4 (2016) pp. 1174–1189
To determine whether a suite of audible adaptive technologies would increase the hands-on participation of high school students with blindness or low vision in chemistry and physics courses, data were examined from a multi-year field study conducted ...
Intervention in School and Clinic Vol. 50, No. 3 (January 2015) pp. 163–168
Teacher educators are always looking for instructional strategies that are easy to create and use but are powerful for promoting learning among preservice teacher candidates. Content acquisition podcasts (CAPs) is an example of an instructional...
Rachael W. Shah; Jennifer Selting Troester; Robert Brooke; Lauren Gatti; Sarah L. Thomas; Jessica Masterson
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Vol. 22, No. 2 (2018) pp. 189–221
The continuing expansion of digital service-learning is bringing emergent dynamics to the field of community engagement, including the challenge of fostering asset-based views of community partners in online spaces. "Online disinhibition" (...
Computers & Education Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 116–127
There are many open questions with respect to theory and empirical support for methods used in college teaching, especially when technology is incorporated into instruction. In this article, we report the results of a study of a multimedia-based...
Effects of three diagram instruction methods on transfer of diagram comprehension skills: The critical role of inference while learning
Jennifer G. Cromley; Bradley W. Bergey; Shannon Fitzhugh; Nora Newcombe; Theodore W. Wills; Thomas F. Shipley; Jacqueline C. Tanaka
Learning and Instruction Vol. 26, No. 1 (August 2013) pp. 45–58
Can students be taught to better comprehend the diagrams in their textbooks? Can such teaching transfer to uninstructed diagrams in the same domain or even in a new domain? What methods work best for these goals? Building on previous research...
Coordinating multiple representations of polynomials: What do patterns in students' solution strategies reveal?
William Zahner; Ting Dai; Jennifer G. Cromley; Theodore W. Wills; Julie L. Booth; Thomas F. Shipley; Waldemar Stepnowski
Learning and Instruction Vol. 49, No. 1 (June 2017) pp. 131–141
We investigate the strategies used by 64 advanced secondary mathematics students to identify whether a given pair of polynomial representations (graphs, tables, or equations) corresponded to the same function on an assessment of coordinating...
Different Approaches to Assessing the Quality of Explanations Following a Multiple-Document Inquiry Activity in Science
Jennifer Wiley; Peter Hastings; Dylan Blaum; Allison J. Jaeger; Simon Hughes; Patricia Wallace; Thomas D. Griffin; M. Anne Britt
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (2017) pp. 758–790
This article describes several approaches to assessing student understanding using written explanations that students generate as part of a multiple-document inquiry activity on a scientific topic (global warming). The current work attempts to...
Michael J. Kennedy; Emily Ely; Cathy Newman Thomas; Paige C. Pullen; Jennifer R. Newton; Kristen Ashworth; Mira T. Cole; Shelly P. Lovelace
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 35, No. 3 (August 2012) pp. 243–257
Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs), created using Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, are a form of instructional technology that can deliver critical course content and be used by teacher educators to conserve limited face-to-face...
Early commitment on financial aid and college decision making of poor students: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in rural China
Chengfang Liu; Linxiu Zhang; Renfu Luo; Xiaobing Wang; Scott Rozelle; Brian Sharbono; Jennifer Adams; Yaojiang Shi; Ai Yue; Hongbin Li; Thomas Glauben
Economics of Education Review Vol. 30, No. 4 (August 2011) pp. 627–640
Many educational systems have struggled with the question about how best to give out financial aid. In particular, if students do not know the amount of financial aid that they can receive before they make a decision about where to go to college and ...