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Speech Communication Association Annual Meeting 1994 (November 1994)
The textbook industry seems to reflect the larger fragmentation of communication channels. When communication, then called speech, was emerging after World War II as a discipline, the instructor ordered Monroe's "Principles and Types of Speech" or...
Multimedia modular instruction of technology education: The installation and implementation of a multimedia technology laboratory in a Mid-Atlantic high school
(1998) pp. 1–270
This case study examines the process of installing and implementing a multimedia technology education laboratory at a Mid-Atlantic high school. The project was undertaken to include a course in foundations in technology at the high school level. The ...
Schools in Great Britain can respond to the current demands of industry, government, and technological advancement and at the same time maintain their own priorities: critical thinking, a concern for values, and access to noncommercial forms of...
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching Vol. 3 (1992) pp. 131–48
Discusses how spreadsheet software can be used at the college level to teach mathematical algorithms that rely on iterative procedures. Describes an application in an Australian college class for second-year mathematics students including curriculum,...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) p. 621
Today, there is much literature regarding the best practices in online learning. But seldom does one find truly practical and helpful tips for improving their online courses. This paper will provide online instructors and trainers some useful tools, ...
Computing Teacher Vol. 17, No. 5 (1990) pp. 36–38
Presents a selection model for choosing appropriate software for special education students. The management process is described as well as the instructional process, professional journals and other sources of software reviews are discussed, and the ...
POSITIONING ONLINE LEARNING AS A STRATEGIC ASSET IN THE THINKING OF UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS AND CHANCELLORS
Online Learning Journal Vol. 12, No. 2 (Dec 17, 2008)
Both the qualitative and quantitative research studies outlined in this paper emerged from a series of discussions with Dr. A. Frank Mayadas, who raised the core questions: how do college and university presidents and chancellors view online...
portal: Libraries and the Academy Vol. 1, No. 3 (2001) pp. 309–28
Describes a quasi-experimental study at Western Kentucky University that compared a traditional required, for-credit class in library skills with a Web-based course. Discusses skills level, satisfaction, and demographics, and includes a copy of the...
Perspectives in Education and Deafness Vol. 9, No. 2 (1990) pp. 2–5
Four hearing-impaired students were mainstreamed into an English class of normally hearing students. Classroom communication progressed from sign interpreting, to sign interpreting along with a real-time graphic display (RTGD) of words spoken by...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (Nov 17, 2008) pp. 1103–1108
This paper addresses the development of best practices regarding the evolution and implementation of electronic learning communities in the teacher education program at a private Catholic university in the Midwest. Particular emphasis for this best...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 1999 (April 1999)
New Hampshire has adopted a standards-based statewide assessment, the New Hampshire Educational Improvement and Assessment Program (NHEIAP), which is designed to measure students' learning against proficiency standards at grades 3, 6, and 10....
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 1461–1464
Our proposed SITE Roundtable on our synthesis summarizes the latest in a series of research efforts sponsored by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL) to answer questions about online learning and promote the growth of effective...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 130–131
Assurance that learning is authentic and not assessment driven is critical; many critics say that we have far too much assessment and too many decisions are based on high stakes testing. As we build our virtual online communities, we owe it to...
The Use of Response Prompting and Frames for Teaching Sentence Writing to Students with Moderate Intellectual Disability
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Vol. 33, No. 3 (2018) pp. 142–149
In the current study, we examined the effects of response prompting strategies (i.e., constant time delay, system of least prompts) and frames on sentence writing for three participants, ages 7 to 12, with moderate intellectual disability. We used a ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2012 (Jun 26, 2012) pp. 2762–2771
Computational thinking has been identified as an essential 21st century skill. Unfortunately, many computer users, particularly children, consider programming to be hard and boring. There are two fundamental barriers to making programming more...
American Journal of Distance Education Vol. 12, No. 3 (1998) pp. 42–52
Examines current academic-advising practices of distance-education programs, analyzing: advisor/student communication, delivery systems, support or reference materials, required occasions for academic advising, group advising, and evaluation....
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (Jun 22, 2015) pp. 226–236
Abstract: We report on the recent activities of PRISM, an electronic hub to support integration of digital resources into K – 12th-grade STEM classrooms for Indiana teachers. Specifically, this presentation gives a description and an assessment of ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 3680–3682
The Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Grant at North Carolina A&T State University included the development of a technology integration plan that would enable the systematic infusion of the North Carolina Technology Standards and ...
Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) 2002 (Apr 04, 2002)
A study was conducted to investigate whether augmenting the calibration of items using computerized adaptive test (CAT) data matrices produced estimates that were unbiased and improved the stability of existing item parameter estimates. Item...
Journal of Information Systems Education Vol. 28, No. 1 (2017) pp. 59–69
This paper describes the redesign and implementation of an introductory Information Systems class. The redesign was guided by principles drawn from the experiential and active learning literature. Central to the redesign are two simulated companies: ...
Building Capacity via Distance Learning: Addressing the Shortage of Library Media Specialists with a "Boutique" Program in a Cyber environment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3231–3235
Western Kentucky University's (WKU) graduate program in Library Media Education more than doubled in size after faculty made the decision to develop a "boutique" program, featuring a high tech/high touch approach to advising, teaching, and learning. ...
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2018 (Jun 25, 2018) pp. 40–44
We investigated how ten to eleven year-old children texted in small groups within web-based eBooks with embedded games. We investigated both “open texting,” (children texting about what they chose) and “guided texting,” (discussing a suggested topic ...
Positioning Online Learning as a Strategic Asset in the Thinking of University Presidents and Chancellors
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Vol. 12, No. 2 (July 2008) pp. 91–100
Within our nation's public universities, online courses and programs have been increasing in number. This increase has led to the establishment of a National Commission on Online Learning through a collaborative effort between the Alfred P. Sloan...
Educational Gerontology Vol. 42, No. 9 (2016) pp. 635–645
This study investigated the redundancy effect on older and younger persons' cognitive performance in a caregiver video training. Participants (N = 92) were recruited from one research-intensive university and three senior centers in a midsize city...
International Journal of Educational Development Vol. 20, No. 6 pp. 443–455
This paper seeks to offer insights into the complexities involved in cross-national collaborative research. It identifies and provides an account of the various issues running through the research process, whilst at the same time derives principles...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 24, No. 7 (October 2008) pp. 1846–1858
Drawing on data from a US study of nine mentors and mentees, including mentee scores on the Reasoning about Current Issues (RCI) Test, which offers a measure of cognitive complexity, the authors explore how differences in cognitive complexity were...
What Works in Developing Nations to Get Children into School or Keep Them There?: A Systematic Review of Rigorous Impact Studies
Research on Social Work Practice Vol. 25, No. 1 (January 2015) pp. 44–60
Due to evidence linking education and development, funding has been invested in interventions relevant to getting youth into school and keeping them there. This article reports on a systematic review of impact studies of these school enrollment...
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society Vol. 28, No. 6 (2008) pp. 486–495
Disturbance-generated biomass results from endogenous and exogenous natural and cultural disturbances that affect the health and productivity of forest ecosystems. These disturbances can create large quantities of plant biomass on predictable cycles....
Assessing Changes in Medical Student Attitudes toward Non-Traditional Human Sexual Behaviors Using a Confidential Audience Response System
Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning Vol. 10, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 37–45
Medical students encountering patients with unfamiliar, unconventional sexual practices may have attitudes that can affect open communication during sexual history-taking. We measured changes in first-year US medical student attitudes toward 22 non...
Introductory Biology Courses: A Framework to Support Active Learning in Large Enrollment Introductory Science Courses
Ann C. Smith; Richard Stewart; Patricia Shields; Jennifer Hayes-Klosteridis; Paulette Robinson; Robert Yuan
Cell Biology Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (2005) pp. 143–156
Active learning and research-oriented activities have been increasingly used in smaller, specialized science courses. Application of this type of scientific teaching to large enrollment introductory courses has been, however, a major challenge. The...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 20, No. 5 pp. 505–521
Drawing on interviews with clinical and university-based teacher educators and administrators, the authors explore the challenges of building and sustaining collaborative university/school partnerships. Using the concept of “communities of practice” ...
The Making of a History Standards Wiki: "Covering", "Uncovering", and "Discovering" Curriculum Frameworks Using a Highly Interactive Technology
History Teacher Vol. 44, No. 1 (November 2010) pp. 68–81
This article explores using a wiki, one of the newest forms of interactive computer-based technology, as a resource for teaching the Massachusetts K-12 History and Social Science Curriculum Framework, a set of state-mandated learning standards....
Rachel Freeman; Christopher Smith; Jennifer Zarcone; Pat Kimbrough; Marie Tieghi-Benet; Donna Wickham; Matt Reese; Katie Hine; Robert L. Koegel
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions Vol. 7, No. 2 (2005) pp. 109–119
Staff development efforts are being designed to have a greater impact on the systems in which professionals work to increase the likelihood that individual positive behavior support (PBS) plans will be effective. Statewide efforts aimed at embedding ...
Jon J. Denton; Trina J. Davis; Robert M. Capraro; Ben L Smith; Lynn Beason; B Diane Graham; R Arlen Strader
Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 1 (2009) pp. 214–229
The purpose of this research was to determine whether particular biographic and academic characteristics would predict whether an applicant would matriculate into and successfully complete an online secondary teacher certification program. Results...
Edward L. Meyen; Ron Aust; John M. Gauch; H Scott Hinton; Robert E. Isaacson; Sean J. Smith; Meng Yew Tee
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 17, No. 3 (2002) pp. 37–46
This article addresses the need for a conceptual approach to researching, e-learning instructional design and the technologies employed as a basis for e-learning. A programmatic research construct is offered for building a conceptual model. Three...
Katerina V. Thompson; Todd J. Cooke; William F. Fagan; Denny Gulick; Doron Levy; Kären C. Nelson; Edward F. Redish; Robert F. Smith; Joelle Presson
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 44, No. 6 (2013) pp. 817–833
A major curriculum redesign effort at the University of Maryland is infusing all levels of our undergraduate biological sciences curriculum with increased emphasis on interdisciplinary connections and quantitative approaches. The curriculum...
The Genomics Education Partnership: Successful Integration of Research into Laboratory Classes at a Diverse Group of Undergraduate Institutions
Christopher D. Shaffer; Consuelo Alvarez; Cheryl Bailey; Daron Barnard; Satish Bhalla; Chitra Chandrasekaran; Vidya Chandrasekaran; Hui-Min Chung; Douglas R. Dorer; Chunguang Du; Todd T. Eckdahl; Jeff L. Poet; Donald Frohlich; Anya L. Goodman; Yuying Gosser; Charles Hauser; Laura L. M. Hoopes; Diana Johnson; Christopher J. Jones; Marian Kaehler; Nighat Kokan; Olga R. Kopp; Gary A. Kuleck; Gerard McNeil; Robert Moss; Jennifer L. Myka; Alexis Nagengast; Robert Morris; Paul J. Overvoorde; Elizabeth Shoop; Susan Parrish; Kelynne Reed; E Gloria Regisford; Dennis Revie; Anne G. Rosenwald; Ken Saville; Stephanie Schroeder; Mary Shaw; Gary Skuse; Christopher Smith; Mary Smith; Eric P. Spana; Mary Spratt; Joyce Stamm; Jeff S. Thompson; Matthew Wawersik; Barbara A. Wilson; Jim Youngblom; Wilson Leung; Jeremy Buhler; Elaine R. Mardis; David Lopatto; Sarah C. R. Elgin
CBE - Life Sciences Education Vol. 9, No. 1 (2010) pp. 55–69
Genomics is not only essential for students to understand biology but also provides unprecedented opportunities for undergraduate research. The goal of the Genomics Education Partnership (GEP), a collaboration between a growing number of colleges...