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Application of the ARCS Motivational Model to the Design and Assessment of an E-Education, General Education, Natural Sciences Course.
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 1335–1340
Motivation is crucial in teaching large, general education courses, particularly in the natural sciences where the students frequently lack confidence, an adequate background, and interest. The ARCS (acronym for attention, relevance, confidence,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3983–3988
This paper describes a resource, which is freely available, for high-school teachers of physics, chemistry and the earth sciences. The resource comprises two major components: a hard-copy textbook "Earth, Air, Fire and Water: Elements of Material...
Journal of Geoscience Education Vol. 49, No. 2 (2001) pp. 158–65
Discusses using web sites to develop active inquiry lessons that mimic some of the tasks and thought processes scientists use everyday. The exercises available at the web sites are designed to develop science process skills and convey basic course...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 382–387
Abstract: There is no shortage of published information that describes and discusses tactics for recasting college level courses for web delivery. However, much of this literature is silent on the measurement aspects of course redesign. Features...
Topics: Professional Development
The Evolution of an Introductory Materials Science Course from In-Class (Lecture) to On-Line (E-Education): Multimedia Resources.
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2004 (2004) pp. 1202–1207
Abstract: mul.ti.me.di.a. a combination of media such as photography, video, animation, and text (often used before a noun). An introductory "technical-elective" in Materials Science and Engineering has been converted from a conventional lecture...
Education Next Vol. 11, No. 1 (2011) pp. 20–31
Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C., are more polarized today than they have been in nearly a century. Among the general public, party identification remains the single most powerful predictor of people's opinions about a wide range of...
The Public Weighs in on School Reform: Intense Controversies Do Not Alter Public Thinking, but Teachers Differ More Sharply than Ever
Education Next Vol. 11, No. 4 (2011) pp. 10–22
In this article, the authors explore the following questions: How have Americans actually responded to these developments? Have they grown more supportive of the current direction of school reform, or are there instead signs of a backlash? And how...
The Design and Performance of Intermediate Constraint Questions for an On-Line, Introductory Course in Natural Science
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (Oct 15, 2007) pp. 247–256
The authors have developed and evaluated an on-line, open-book quiz database for an introductory course in the natural sciences. The quiz database has proved to be remarkably robust, and its integrity has not been compromised after four years of use;...
Educational Media International Vol. 41, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2004) pp. 297–306
In February 2003, RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, commenced delivery of a Computer Science diploma and degree programme using mixed mode delivery to 250 university students in sub-Saharan Africa, through a World Bank funded project designed ...
Using Measurement To Drive Instructional Design: Experience From Two Years Of E-Learning In A General Education Science Course
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (October 2005) pp. 369–374
In a course redesigned for web delivery, emphasis was placed in changing the assessment of student learning from a system of closed-book quizzes, mid-term examinations, and final exam to a system of open-book, weekly examinations and a semester-long ...
The Use of Multimedia in Teaching the Taxonomy of Materials: An Introduction to the River of Paradise.
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 310–315
This proposal is focused on the use of multimedia: the printed word, Flash movies, video clips and an on-line quizzing tool: Perception, in the teaching and assessment of a novel classification device for Materials Science and Engineering, called ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 251–256
This paper describes a continuing study into the effect of multimedia resources on student mastery of the Periodic Table, and related phenomena. The multimedia include a hard-copy textbook (Howell, 2005), a sequence of Flash movies, and a series of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) p. 8003