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Community College Research Center, Columbia University 2009 (March 2010)
With their open access admission policies, low tuition costs, and convenient locations, community colleges are designed to make college accessible to all. They strive to meet three main goals. The first is to teach marketable vocational skills, the...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 18, No. 3 (2002) pp. 351–66
Presents results from a study of undergraduate students' learning outcomes and patterns of interaction within an online discussion forum. Topics include social dynamics of computer-mediated communication versus face-to-face communication; cognitive...
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 17, No. 1 (Mar 05, 2016)
Our investigation is concerned with how new teachers develop their ability to understand student thinking. We conducted individual in- terviews with graduate students teaching calculus for the first time. We interviewed a representative sample of...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 49, No. 6 (2018) pp. 922–943
While 'flipped' classrooms have been heralded as a valuable tool for student learning, little is known about the process by which students learn from the out-of-class resources. This study investigates 12 undergraduate students' sense-making...
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The community college chief information officer (CIO) is known by many different names including, vice president of information technology, director of information services, or dean of information technology. No matter what the title though, the CIO ...
‘Policy embodiment’: Alternative certification and Teach For America teachers in traditional public schools
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 70, No. 1 (February 2018) pp. 186–195
A vociferous policy debate concerning Teach For America (TFA) and alternative certification programs can be heard in many countries where ‘Teach For … ’ initiatives are found. Yet limited scholarship has examined how TFA teachers must negotiate...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2292–2295
This research project is part of an on-going research study that examines potential benefits of using web-based software and services in pre-service teacher education classes. Through the study, the researchers investigated questions related to...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 87, No. 11 (November 2010) pp. 1273–1277
A simple, online, self-diagnostic tool has been developed to allow students to independently and quickly measure their potential of success in a first-year general chemistry course. The online tool employs well-established performance predictors in...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 87, No. 5 (May 2010) pp. 512–514
Printers capable of producing three-dimensional objects are becoming more common. Most of these printers are impractical for use in the chemistry classroom because of the expense incurred in fabricating a print head that must be controlled in three...
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 4 (1998) pp. 7–11
Most preservice programs do not adequately prepare students for using technology in instruction. University faculty must model technology use and integrate it throughout the program. This requires significant change in many teachers' instructional...
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 38, No. 1 (September 2014) pp. 37–46
This article explores the multifaceted experiences of beginning basic school teachers in Southern Province, Zambia, through a qualitative study comprised of interviews with 35 basic school teachers. Our research examines the uniqueness of beginning...
Faculty-Teaching-Faculty: A Model for Encouraging Teacher Educators To Integrate Technology in Instruction
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2002 (April 2002)
This paper describes the implementation and assessment of a unique model of professional development for teacher educators. Southwest Texas State University's (SWT's) College of Education graduates and certifies more teachers than any other...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (Oct 09, 2012) pp. 1686–1690
Abstract: The issue of how students learn in virtual worlds is one that needs to be explored. This study seeks to determine whether or not students can learn incidentally within virtual worlds and whether or not they are better at incidentally...
International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 (2014)
This paper explores an overview of an evolving framework to enable creative pedagogies as applied to three different higher education contexts. Based upon our experiences, we propose a critical framework for supporting and implementing mobile social ...
Exploring online professional development for enhancing elementary teachers’ mathematical skills and instructional effectiveness
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2148–2151
Research consistently shows that professional development is necessary in improving the quality of teaching and learning. This round table will discuss the Department of Education funded the ASSET Project at Radford University related to providing...
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 1, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 31–48
The 21st century is often called the “age of talent.” Globalization has influenced both organizational processes and employee training, creating an increased need for educated, skilled, and adaptable employees. Training and development has become an ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 2514–2519
The current technological revolution occurring in society is making vast amounts of information and opportunities available, but only for those who have the ability to obtain and make use of it. With the tremendous technological changes occurring ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 276–281
This brief paper reports findings from an ongoing analysis of the electronic portfolio program required for early childhood, elementary, and middle school teacher certification at Central Missouri State University. The focus of this paper is on the...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 50, No. 3 pp. 190–197
Schools today struggle to prepare students for the moral and performance character challenges they will face in the 21st Century. Whether it is bolstering academic performance, reducing dropout, or improving integrity and safety, developing the...
Lack of Interaction between Sensing-Intuitive Learning Styles and Problem-First versus Information-First Instruction: A Randomized Crossover Trial
Advances in Health Sciences Education Vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 79–90
Background: Adaptation to learning styles has been proposed to enhance learning. Objective: We hypothesized that learners with sensing learning style would perform better using a problem-first instructional method while intuitive learners would do...
Quarterly Review of Distance Education Vol. 11, No. 2 (2010) pp. 73–90
The primary purpose of the current study was to examine barriers to the use of distance education and explore related factors in small and low-income rural schools. Data were collected via a telephone survey with administrators or other qualified...
Journal of Research in Rural Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (2009) pp. 1–15
A national survey of rural school systems in the United States was conducted to determine the extent to which distance education is being utilized by rural schools, the technologies used, the curriculum areas impacted, the perceived needs for...
Supporting Online Learning for Advanced Placement Students in Small Rural Schools: Conceptual Foundations and Intervention Components of the Facilitator Preparation Program
Rural Educator Vol. 31, No. 1 (2009) pp. 29–37
This paper examines the need for interventions to support students who are taking advanced placement courses in small rural districts and describes the Facilitator Preparation Program (FPP) as a strategy to address this need. Issues in the delivery...
Distance Education Vol. 33, No. 3 (2012) pp. 331–345
The purpose of this study was to examine rural school district administrators' satisfaction with distance education in the United States and to identify factors that may contribute to their satisfaction. Telephone interviews were conducted with...
Distance Education Vol. 35, No. 3 (2014) pp. 324–344
Rural schools in the USA use online courses to overcome problems such as attracting and retaining teachers, geographic isolation, low student enrollment, and financial constraints. This paper reports on the reasons that 39% of rural high school...
Helen Farley; Sue Gregory; Allan Ellis; Geoffrey Crisp; Jenny Grenfell; Angela Thomas; Matthew Campbell
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 339–342
Educators have been quick to spot the enormous potential afforded by virtual worlds for situated and authentic learning, practising tasks with potentially ser ious consequences in the real world and for bringing geographically dispersed faculty and...
Effectiveness of Using Learner-Centered Principles on Student Retention in Distance Education Courses in Rural Schools
Distance Education Vol. 29, No. 3 (November 2008) pp. 211–229
This article examines the effectiveness of training facilitators in secondary schools to follow APA learner-centered principles to support learners in distance education. The study was a cluster-randomized control trial with 36 match pairs of...
Virtual Campus Orientation: Supporting Students’ Transition to Post-Secondary Before They Actually Arrive
Patricia Boechler; Eleni Stroulia; Erik deJong; Matthew Delaney; Mike Carbonaro; Corbett Artym; Wayne Thomas; Jeff Klassen
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (Mar 25, 2013) pp. 246–249
Transitioning to postsecondary education from secondary school is an important and critical adjustment for young adults (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). Our research project is designed to leverage the use of virtual environments to support new...
An Evaluation of Interactive Computer Training to Teach Instructors to Implement Discrete Trials with Children with Autism
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Vol. 47, No. 4 (2014) pp. 765–776
Discrete-trial instruction (DTI) is a teaching strategy that is often incorporated into early intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism. Researchers have investigated time- and cost-effective methods to train staff to implement DTI,...
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management Vol. 33, No. 1 (2014) pp. 94–111
Online instruction is quickly gaining in importance in U.S. higher education, but little rigorous evidence exists as to its effect on student learning. We measure the effect on learning outcomes of a prototypical interactive learning online...
Externalizing and Internalizing Behavior Problems, Peer Affiliations, and Bullying Involvement across the Transition to Middle School
Thomas W. Farmer; Matthew J. Irvin; Luci M. Motoca; Man-Chi Leung; Bryan C. Hutchins; Debbie S. Brooks; Cristin M. Hall
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Vol. 23, No. 1 (March 2015) pp. 3–16
Continuity and change in children's involvement in bullying was examined across the transition to middle school in relation to externalizing and internalizing behavior problems in fifth grade and peer affiliations in fifth and sixth grades. The ...
Australian higher education institutions transforming the future of teaching and learning through 3D virtual worlds
Sue Gregory; Brent Gregory; Matthew Campbell; Helen Farley; Suku Sinnappan; Shannon Kennedy-CLark; David Craven; Deborah Murdoch; Denise Wood; Jenny Grenfell; Angela Thomas; Carol Matthews; Kerrie Smith; Ian Warren; Heinz Dreher; Lindy McKeown; Allan Ellis ; Mathew Hillier; Steven Pace; Andrew Cram; Lyn Hay Charles; Scott Grant; Mark J.W. Lee
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2010 (2010) pp. 399–415
What are educators' motivations for using virtual worlds with their students? Are they using them to support the teaching of professions and if this is the case, do they introduce virtual worlds into the curriculum to develop and/or expand students' ...