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Females' video game playing motivation and performance: Examining gender stereotypes and competence goals
Females' video game playing motivation and performance: Examining gender stereotypes and competence@goals (2008) pp. 1–99
Research on gender and video game playing has long been interested in the question of why females play fewer video games and play video games less frequently than males do. The present dissertation examines the immediate impacts of a negative gender ...
Youth development in a community technology center: Negotiation of “off-the-record-learning” with technology
Youth@development in a community@technology@center: Negotiation<p>of “off@-the@-record@-learning” with technology (2004) pp. 1–299
This dissertation is a study of how learning and development goals are organized within a community technology center (CTC) for youth called Teen TechArts. It describes the developmental processes made available to youth through opportunities to...
@?Exploring the assessment of geological@observation with design@research (2007) pp. 1–160
The purpose of this study was to investigate the assessment of geological observation through the development and field testing of performance tasks. The study addressed a central challenge in geoscience education: for students to observe the world...
Technology use in a Puerto Rican preparatory school: Practices and beliefs as they relate to curriculum integration
Technology use in a Puerto Rican preparatory@school: Practices and beliefs as they relate to curriculum@integration (2006) pp. 1–117
The broader purposes of this research were to explore a relatively unknown area regarding the status of technology integration in private schools in Puerto Rico, and whether this study would produce similar results to other studies conducted abroad...
Promoting and measuring mathematical thinking and strategy use in young children through computer-based activities
(2008) pp. 1–202
This investigation examined how activities embedded in a research-based computer tool could facilitate early math learning in young children by enabling them to see numbers quickly through repeated practice; count; learn basic addition as an...
(2012) pp. 1–118
Higher education institutions concerned with authenticity and accountability have begun to take part in a movement towards implementing e-portfolios, also known as electronic and digital portfolios, to assess student-writing skills in various...
(2012) pp. 1–147
Federal mandates require technology use in the classroom, but not all English language arts (ELA) teachers have implemented technology as an integral part of teaching. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to investigate why ELA teachers in ...
Community@college online course retention and grade@predictors (2007) pp. 1–198
This study investigated factors predicting students' retention and final grades in a community college online course. Community colleges serve diverse segments of society through a flexible and open access policy. By their very nature, community...
The use of instructional technology as a pedagogical tool: A case study of technological applications in a religious institution
(1998) pp. 1–88
Technology has impacted the lives of every member of society irrespective of age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, or institutional environment. Approximately 70% of current jobs require some level of computer literacy. Technology has become a...
Family literacy and digital literacies: A redefined approach to examining social practices of an African-American family
(2009) pp. 1–236
This dissertation examines the digital literacy practices of an urban African-American family. Using an ethnographic case study approach (Stake, 2000), this qualitative study explores the multiple ways a mother (Larnee) and son (Gerard) interacted...
(2007) pp. 1–248
Lack of digital training for pre-service art teachers has caused a pedagogical vacuum in teaching computer art in schools. Research on pedagogy, instruction, and teaching of the digital art curriculum for pre-service art teachers is limited....
Communication @?unplugged: A qualitative analysis of the @?Digital @?Divide (2006) pp. 1–230
This dissertation is a qualitative study of a program designed to 'bridge' the gap between a population of Americans who have computer and Internet access, and those who do not---the Digital Divide. Much of the research on the Digital Divide is...
@?Learner-content @?interactions and @?learning @?effectiveness: A study of @?student @?perceptions (2010) pp. 1–206
Online learning has advanced significantly due to changes in technology, with more media and interactivity increasingly being included in the delivery of course content. In an online learning environment, students can easily interact with learning...
Peer@review in an online technical@writing @?course (2006) pp. 1–149
Peer review of writing is a vital instructional activity in college writing classes and is particularly important in technical and scientific communication. With the growth of online writing instruction, more needs to be known about effective...
Perceived recognition among full@-time computer instructors in community colleges (2009) pp. 1–71
This study attempted to determine if there is relationship between recognition and age, years of experience, level of education, and gender of computer instructors in North Carolina. Forty-three community colleges and the North Carolina Computer...
Graduate@students' learning styles and perceptions of course@management@systems (2010) pp. 1–203
The increasing demand for nontraditional courses acknowledges that individuals are not monolithic in their approach to learning. The uniqueness of an individual’s learning preferences is often due to their experiences. Although individuals tend to...
A case study of the Student@Academic@Support@System: State@university@system of Florida (2004) pp. 1–182
In 1985, the Florida Legislature mandated the development of a computer assisted academic advisement program for the State University System. This study of the Student Academic Support System (SASS) explored the administrator and advisor viewpoints, ...
(2013) pp. 1–144
This study explored the curriculum orientation preferences of K-12 public school teachers who provided instruction in virtual settings (n=47) in a midwestern state. Curriculum orientations were explored using a mixed-methods design. Quantitative...
Implementation of a cognitive apprenticeship model on student programming and perception of problem-solving ability: An exploratory study
Implementation of a @?cognitive @?apprenticeship model on student @?programming and @?perception of @?problem-solving @?ability: An @?exploratory study (2008) pp. 1–159
The perceptions of the use of Problem-Solving Skills and programming expertise among students in a suburban middle school were explored. Participants completed an online survey to report on their experiences after completing a computer programming...
An investigation of @?data-driven @?practices at the high@school level (2007) pp. 1–186
Successful data-driven practices at the classroom level require that schools provide adequate technology and training, time for staff collaboration, and a culture of trust (Dufour & Eaker, 2005). High school principals and math instructional leaders ...
The effect of graphing calculator embedded materials on college students' conceptual understanding and achievement in a Calculus I course
The effect of graphing calculator embedded materials on college@students' conceptual understanding and achievement in a Calculus I course (2008) pp. 1–197
This study examined the effects of using graphing calculator embedded materials on college students, which applied both numerical and graphical instructional methods to teach four units of a Calculus I course. The study focused on four typical...
(1998) pp. 1–153
One hundred seventy-four high school students, engaged in computational science project work, were the subjects in this study of academic mentoring in a computational problem solving environment. The major purpose of this study was to compare the...
Exploring differences in teachers', administrators', and parents' preferences for data display and whether type of graphic display influences accuracy when extracting information
(2008) pp. 1–151
I used a mixed-method design to investigate (a) what preferences members of three educational audiences—teachers, administrators, and parents—have for post-school outcome data displayed graphically, and (b) whether the audiences differ in their...
The effects of using PBWorks in a hybrid collaborative class environment on students' academic achievement
(2011) pp. 1–179
E-learning plays an important role in higher education, especially with the appearance of web 2.0. The study investigated the effects of using PBWorks, as a free web 2.0 wiki, on students' academic achievement, and students' attitudes toward...