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Effects of content acquisition podcasts on vocabulary performance of secondary students with and without learning disabilities
(2011) pp. 1–192
The purpose of this experimental research study was to investigate effects of using Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs) to provide vocabulary instruction to adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD). A total of 279 urban high school...
Effects of Content Acquisition Podcasts to Develop Preservice Teachers' Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Exceptionality Vol. 20, No. 1 (2012) pp. 1–19
A critical issue facing the field of education is the need to improve teachers' preparation to effectively manage student behavior in the classroom. Many pre- and in-service teachers receive exposure to evidence-based behavioral interventions, such...
Literacy Instruction, Technology, and Students with Learning Disabilities: Research We Have, Research We Need
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 33, No. 4 (2010) pp. 289–298
Technology, whether assistive (AT) or instructional (IT), has played an uneven role in the field of learning disabilities since its inception more than a half century ago. In addition, technology is in a constant state of flux; hence, researchers...
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 34, No. 2 (May 2011) pp. 87–105
Teacher education programs are limited in terms of available face-to-face instructional time for preparing general education teacher candidates to work with students with exceptionalities. Given this constraint, developing innovative use of...
Journal of Learning Disabilities Vol. 48, No. 1 (2015) pp. 22–38
The purpose of this experimental study is to investigate the effects of using content acquisition podcasts (CAPs), an example of instructional technology, to provide vocabulary instruction to adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD)....
Improving Preservice Teachers' Knowledge and Application of Functional Behavioral Assessments Using Multimedia
Behavioral Disorders Vol. 41, No. 1 (2015) pp. 38–50
Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is an empirically supported intervention associated with decreasing problem behavior and increasing appropriate behavior. To date, few studies have examined multimedia approaches to FBA training. This paper...
Effects of a Multimedia Professional Development Package on Inclusive Science Teachers' Vocabulary Instruction
Journal of Teacher Education Vol. 68, No. 2 (2017) pp. 213–230
Vocabulary knowledge is vital for students' success in school and beyond. However, students with disabilities and others who consistently score below their peers on various measures of vocabulary knowledge have difficulties in secondary-level...
Introducing the Content Acquisition Podcast Professional Development Process: Supporting Vocabulary Instruction for Inclusive Middle School Science Teachers
Michael J. Kennedy; Wendy J. Rodgers; John Elwood Romig; Hannah Morris Mathews; Katherine N. Peeples
Teacher Education and Special Education Vol. 41, No. 2 (2018) pp. 140–157
Improving inclusive middle school science teachers' vocabulary instruction is a critical step toward helping those professionals support the learning needs of all students. In this Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded project, inclusive...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 63, No. 1 (April 2017) pp. 47–57
Teachers who employ practices associated with positive behavior intervention and support (e.g., provide opportunities to respond, behavior specific praise, and pre-corrections) create superior learning environments. In a randomized-controlled trial, ...
Using Evidence-Based Multimedia to Improve Vocabulary Performance of Adolescents With LD: A UDL Approach
Learning Disability Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (May 2014) pp. 71–86
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that is commonly used for guiding the construction and delivery of instruction intended to support all students. In this study, we used a related model to guide creation of a multimedia-based...
Computers & Education Vol. 64, No. 1 (May 2013) pp. 42–51
Knowledge of phonological awareness (PA) and how to teach students to develop PA is an important component of teacher preparation given its role in learning to read. We believe multimedia can play a key role in improving how educators acquire,...
Computers & Education Vol. 75, No. 1 (June 2014) pp. 44–52
Teacher educators play an influential role in the chain of improvement needed to address gaps in vocabulary knowledge and performance for some children. If created in careful accordance to design principles, multimedia can serve as a tool to improve ...
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...
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...
Improving instruction of future teachers: A multimedia approach that supports implementation of evidence-based vocabulary practices
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 44, No. 1 (November 2014) pp. 35–43
Teacher education efforts must prepare future teachers to implement evidence-based practices that are effective for all students. A strand of practices necessary for reading competence is vocabulary instruction; however, teachers spend less time...
Using Content Acquisition Podcasts to Increase Student Knowledge and to Reduce Perceived Cognitive Load
Michael J. Kennedy; Shanna Eisner Hirsch; Sarah E. Dillon; Lindsey Rabideaux; Kathryn D. Alves; Melissa K. Driver
Teaching of Psychology Vol. 43, No. 2 (2016) pp. 153–158
The use of multimedia-driven instruction in college courses is an emerging practice designed to increase students' knowledge. However, limited research has validated the effectiveness of using multimedia to teach students about functional behavioral ...
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...
Using Content Acquisition Podcasts to Improve Teacher Candidate Knowledge of Curriculum-Based Measurement
Michael J. Kennedy; Dana Wagner; Joanna Stegall; Erica Lembke; Jeremy Miciak; Kat D. Alves; Tiara Brown; Melissa K. Driver; Shanna Eisner Hirsch
Exceptional Children Vol. 82, No. 3 (2016) pp. 303–320
Given the significant literature supporting the use of curriculum-based measurement (CBM) for data-based decision making, it is critical that teacher candidates learn about it prior to student teaching and entry into the field as full-time teachers. ...