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Urban community college students: Analysis of demographics, computer ownership, Internet use, course completion, and student achievement
Urban community college students: Analysis of demographics, computer@ownership, Internet use, course@completion, and student achievement (2003) pp. 1–82
This study analyzed the data collected from the Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students (TRUCCS) project to determine if there is a difference between gender, age, socio-economic status (SES), ethnicity and computer ownership of...
Library Software Review Vol. 6, No. 5 (1987) pp. 259–62
Proposes a framework for the design of a full function workstation for information retrieval based on study of information seeking behavior. A large amount of local storage of the CD-ROM jukebox variety and full networking capability to both local...
Special Libraries Vol. 84, No. 1 (1993) pp. 30–44
Presents an overview of the types of information and information sources available in the field of atmospheric sciences. Included are major library collections; organizations; government programs, including air pollution control regulations;...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (2002) p. 2272
This presentation will focus on the sustained integration of a hypermedia-based software application called READ 180. Integrated across Kansas City, KS Middle Schools, Read 180 has had a significant impact of student reading, both general and...
Behind the Scenes of a Success Story: Why a PT3 Project Resulted in Significant Gains and How They will be Sustained
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 2767–2772
The presenters will describe a model that resulted in remarkable gains for 100 pre-service teachers who participated on teams with cooperating teachers involved in North Star PT3, a consortium of four area schools and the College of St. Scholastica. ...
Selected Research and Development Presentations at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division 1998 (February 1998)
This paper reports on two research studies. The first study investigates teachers monitoring strategies during computer-assisted composition instruction. The findings reveal four principles underlying a strategic, proximal instruction process. The...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (Oct 18, 2011) pp. 1326–1327
The demand for online teaching has been growing in higher education (Wagner, Hassanein, & Head, 2008). However, many studies indicate concerns over the quality of online course delivery (Schulte, 2010, Trief, Decker, & Ryan, 2004, O’Neal et al.,...
Research Strategies Vol. 9, No. 2 (1991) pp. 87–94
Describes a method of evaluation referred to as Instructional Product Verification and Revision (IPVR) and explains its use in developing a library instruction program at Utah State University. The use of HyperCard in Project FORE (Focus on Research ...
ESL/CivicsLink: Online Professional Development Modules and ESL-Related Resources for Adult Education ESL Teachers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3107–3110
Abstract: English language education is the fastest growing segment of adult education in the United States. This paper reports on the process of designing, developing and testing ESL/CivicsLink, a two-year professional development project in...
Educational Technology Vol. 18, No. 5 (1978) pp. 12–8
Criterion referenced testing and methods of setting standards are presented as politically motivated rather than supporting any technological advance in education. (RAO)
RSR: Reference Services Review Vol. 19, No. 4 (1991) pp. 13–20
Describes Project FORE (Focus on Research and Evaluation), a hypermedia program developed at Utah State University for library use instruction. Topics discussed include guidelines for designing instructional courseware, lesson objectives, recall of...
The Development and Infrastructure Needs Required for Success--One College's Model: Online Nursing Education at Drexel University
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 51, No. 6 (December 2007) pp. 32–35
Technology's impact on the delivery of health care mandates that nursing faculty use all technologies at their disposal to better prepare students to work in technology-infused health care environments. Essential components of an infrastructure to...
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 222–227
In 2001, in preparation for writing a Title III-A grant and in the midst of the implementation of a PT3 grant, staff from The University of Southern Mississippi implemented a technology survey of all faculty at both the main and auxiliary campuses. ...
Factors Which Predict Compliance with Accessibility Guidelines for Disabled Users By Higher Education Institutions
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 922–929
This study investigated whether the instructional delivery modes primarily, and the institutional barriers to starting and expanding distance education offerings secondarily, could statistically significantly predict the extent to which the...
Using Technology and Community Partnerships to Improve Educator Preparation: Changing the Landscape for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology Vol. 5, No. 3 (July 2014) pp. 34–44
This chapter describes how an institution of higher education, Bowling Green State University (BGSU), partnered with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), a quasi-governmental agency, to meet the training needs of the local, state,...
Journal of the American Society for Information Science Vol. 51, No. 3 (2000) pp. 246–59
Describes the Alexandria Digital Library, a geolibrary that focuses on geographical locations. Topics include the evolution of the system and interface design; design goals; user communities, including earth scientists, information specialists, and...
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology Vol. 29, No. 6 (1998) pp. 827–41
Describes a process for creating a more diverse set of experiences for undergraduate students in mathematics by focusing on linear algebra. Emphasizes that the diversity of the activities is generated in part through the use of a taxonomy that...
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 57, No. 1 (July 2016) pp. 67–78
This article addresses the question: What would it take to put equity front and center in initial teacher education? Drawing on research and innovative programming, the authors argue there are four essential tasks: conceptualizing educational...
Obtaining high retention and completion rates in a New Zealand ODL environment: A case study of strategies employed by Information and Library Studies Faculty at the Open Polytechnic
Sandra Maathuis-Smith; Shannon Wellington; Amanda Cossham; Alison Fields; Jan Irvine; Sarah Welland; Mary Innes
Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Vol. 15, No. 1 (2011) pp. 31–45
Open and distance learning (ODL) provides unique challenges for student retention and course completion. In an increasingly competitive educational environment, measures such as retention and completion form the basis for the evaluation of...
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 23, No. 1 (October 2014) pp. 9–17
Constructs requiring additional conceptualization within the Community of Inquiry framework for online learning include the self- and co-regulatory processes students bring to online learning. This paper extends previous efforts to advance the...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 3 (2016) pp. 47–57
Adding computer science as a separate school subject to the core K-6 curriculum is a complex issue with educational challenges. The authors herein address two of these challenges: (1) the design of the curriculum based on a generic computational...
Effects of a Computer-Based Early Reading Program on the Early Reading and Oral Language Skills of At-Risk Preschool Children
Mary Huffstetter; James R. King; Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie; Jenifer J. Schneider; Kelly A. Powell-Smith
Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk Vol. 15, No. 4 (2010) pp. 279–298
This study examined the effects of a computer-based early reading program (Headsprout Early Reading) on the oral language and early reading skills of at-risk preschool children. In a pretest-posttest control group design, 62 children were randomly...
Research Panel on Professional Development and Teacher Preparation for K-12 Online and Blended Settings
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 1509–1511
This panel will bring together leading experts to explore the research related to teaching roles in K-12 online and blended classrooms. Scott Petri will discuss how MOOCs can be used as a mechanism for providing professional development for teachers ...
Substance Abuse Vol. 30, No. 1 (2009) pp. 26–39
This article describes (a) a Web-based course for substance abuse counselors on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and (b) the evaluation of a prototype module from the Web-based course to determine the feasibility of the e-learning program for a...
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 19, No. 3 (2016) pp. 38–46
Computer science has been a discipline for some years, and its position in the school curriculum has been contested differently in several countries. This paper looks at its role in three countries to illustrate these differences. A reconsideration...
William H. Rickards; Mary E. Diez; Linda Ehley; Lauralee F. Guilbault; Georgine Loacker; Judith Reisetter Hart; Paul C. Smith
Journal of General Education Vol. 57, No. 1 (2008) pp. 31–50
Electronic portfolios have developed as a medium for learning that makes use of the learners' own reflections on connections among portfolio artifacts. This study used a portfolio-based, mid-program reflection of undergraduate students to elaborate...
Wen-Chia C. Chang; Larry H. Ludlow; Lexie Grudnoff; Fiona Ell; Mavis Haigh; Mary Hill; Marilyn Cochran-Smith
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 82, No. 1 (June 2019) pp. 69–85
Learning presence: Additional research on a new conceptual element within the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework
Peter Shea; Suzanne Hayes; Sedef Uzuner Smith; Jason Vickers; Temi Bidjerano; Alexandra Pickett; Mary Gozza-Cohen; Jane Wilde; Shoubang Jian
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 15, No. 2 (March 2012) pp. 89–95
This paper presents an empirical study grounded in the Community of Inquiry framework (Garrison, Anderson Archer, 2000) and employs quantitative content analysis of student discourse and other artifacts of learning in online courses in an effort to...
Exploring Faculty Learning Communities: Building Connections among Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Jeffrey S. Nugent; R Martin Reardon; Fran G. Smith; Joan A. Rhodes; Mary Jane Zander; Teresa J. Carter
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 20, No. 1 (2008) pp. 51–58
Faculty learning communities (FLCs) provide their members with both information and support as they move toward utilizing digital technology tools, learn new skills, and share meaningful instructional practices. This paper emerges from the initial...
Online learner self-regulation: Learning presence viewed through quantitative content- and social network analysis
Peter Shea; Suzanne Hayes; Sedef Uzuner Smith; Jason Vickers; Temi Bidjerano; Mary Gozza-Cohen; Shou-Bang Jian; Alexandra Pickett; Jane Wilde; Chi-Hua Tseng
The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning Vol. 14, No. 3 (Jun 03, 2013) pp. 427–461
This paper presents an extension of an ongoing study of online learning framed within the community of inquiry (CoI) model (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 2001) in which we further examine a new construct labeled as learning presence. We use...
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...