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Promoting Educational Opportunity And Achievement Through 1:1 Ipads, Gayle Y. Thieman, Tatiana Cevallos 2017 Portland State University

Promoting Educational Opportunity And Achievement Through 1:1 Ipads, Gayle Y. Thieman, Tatiana Cevallos

Education Faculty Publications and Presentations

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to expand the growing body of research on the educational impact of 1:1 mobile devices, investigating the iPad’s potential to reduce the disparity of access to high-quality instructional technology and achievement for low income, racially, and linguistically diverse students. Design/methodology/approach: This three-year, mixed-method study investigated the degree to which a 1:1 iPad initiative reduced the disparity of technology access and instructional use and improved student learning and attendance. The research design included survey data on student technology skills, experiences and use and teacher focus groups to confirm and ...


A Direct Tex-To-Braille Transcribing Method, Andreas Papasalouros, Antonis Tsolomitis 2017 University of the Aegean

A Direct Tex-To-Braille Transcribing Method, Andreas Papasalouros, Antonis Tsolomitis

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

The TeX/LaTeX typesetting system is the most wide-spread system for creating documents in Mathematics and Science. However, no reliable tool exists to this day for automatically transcribing documents from the above formats into Braille/Nemeth code. Thus, visually impaired students of related fields do not have access to the bulk of study material available in LaTeX format. We have developed a tool, named latex2nemeth, for directly transcribing LaTeX documents to Nemeth Braille, thus facilitating the access of blind students to Science. In order to support the extensive set of Mathematics symbols covered by TeX, we propose some new symbols ...


Attitudes Toward And Images Of Children With Special Needs, Halah Elhoweris, Mahmoud F. Gharaibeh, Olla Abdulrahman, Wasmeya Al Ahbabi, Marwa Alkaabi, Maryam Saif Alshamsi 2017 College of Education - UAE University

Attitudes Toward And Images Of Children With Special Needs, Halah Elhoweris, Mahmoud F. Gharaibeh, Olla Abdulrahman, Wasmeya Al Ahbabi, Marwa Alkaabi, Maryam Saif Alshamsi

International Journal for Research in Education

The media and literature play significant roles in shaping children’s attitudes toward children with special needs. Indeed, several research studies indicate that people with special needs were often portrayed negatively and inaccurately in children’s literature books. To date, no study has been found that investigated the available Arabic and/or English children’s literature books in the UAE to see how people with special needs are portrayed. The aim of this study, therefore, was twofold: a) to analyse children’s literature which feature books with special needs characters, and b) to examine the differences between Arabic and English ...


Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa AL-Taj 2017 College of Educational and Psychological Sciences, Amman- Arab University

Training Needs For Special Education Teachers In Sultanate Of Oman And Its Relationship With Some Variables., Fatma H. Almaamaria, Heyam Mosa Al-Taj

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of this study is to investigate the training needs of special education teachers in Al-brymei governorate in the sultanate of Oman and its relationship with some variables. The sample of the study consisted of (115) male and female teachers, to achieve the aim of this study the researcher adopted the analytical descriptive approach through developing a scale consisted of (60) items distributed into six domains. The findings of the study showed that the degree of training needs of special education teachers in employing technology and educational technologies domain was high and ranked first within the six domains. Followed ...


Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish 2017 Department of Special Education / Faculty of Social Sciences

Feeding Problems In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders And Its Relationship With Some Variables, Safa R. Qaraqish

International Journal for Research in Education

The purpose of the current study was to investigate feeding problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and its relationship with some variables. Seventy five fathers and mothers of autism children from Riyadh special education institutes participant in the study. Al Tamimi and Said Ali Feeding Problems Scale (2014) were used to collect data for this study. The results indicated that excessive selective eating was a problem that often occurs among children with autism, followed by the problem of refuse food. The results showed also significant relationship between eating problems with autistic children and the variables of gender in favor ...


The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf 2017 Taibah University

The Effectiveness Of An Interactive Whiteboard-Based Training Program In Developing Effective Presentation Skills For Taibah University Faculty Members From Students Perspective And Their Attitudes Towards Them, Taghreed Abdelfattah Alrehaili, Madaniah Hamed Abuauf

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of an interactive whiteboard-based training program in developing effective presentation the skills for Taibah University (TU) faculty members from TU student’s perspective and their attitudes towards them. The study employed a quasi-experimental design. The study sample consisted of (30) Faculty members and (155) students in the preparatory year program at Taibah University Main Campus. The researchers constructed the following tools and materials: a training program, an effective presentation skills scale and an interactive whiteboard attitude scale. Research results showed that there was statistically significant differences between the pre- and post-average scores obtained ...


The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad 2017 College of Education - King Saud University

The Effectiveness Of Implementation Flipped Classroom Strategy On Academic Achievement To Learn Programming In A Computer Subject, Fuad F. Aldossari, Ahmad Almassaad

International Journal for Research in Education

The study aimed to identify the effectiveness of applying Flipped Classroom Strategy on academic achievement to learn the programming skill in the computer subject at Bloom's Taxonomy (Analysis, Installation, and Evaluation). The research used quasi-experimental approach. the researchers designed 'Achievement test '. The sample consisted of (48) student, from the First Secondary Grade students in Alshifa secondary school in Riyadh. The research sample was divided into (experimental and Control). The results are: There is differences of statistical significance for the experimental group at levels (Analysis, Installation, and Overall test), and did not show the differentials of statistical significance at (Evaluation ...


Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri 2017 Associate Professor in Applied Technology, Training and Development

Investigating The Opinions Of Academic Staffmembers At Kuwait University About Their Preparedness For Implementingweb 2.0 Educational Platforms Into Their Teaching Courses, Fayiz Aldhafeeri

International Journal for Research in Education

The current study sought to determine Kuwait University academic staff’s implementation of Web 2.0 educational platforms into their teaching courses as well as identify how prepared they are in using them and the challenges surrounding them. The study also aimed to investigate the reasons for the disinclination of utilizing Web 2.0 educational platforms in their teaching. The findings may help decision-makers to overcome these challenges, particularly at Kuwait University, which has allocated a large amount of money and tireless human efforts to bringingcutting-edge technology into its classrooms. The study adopted a mixed method approach for achieving the ...


The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi 2017 Department of Curriculum & Instruction

The Extent To Which The Arabic Language Teachers In The State Of Kuwait Acquire Competence In Electronic Learning, Hamed Abdullah Alhumidi

International Journal for Research in Education

The present study introduces the extent to which teachers of Arabic language in the state of Kuwait acquire competence in electronic learning, from their own point of view. It also aims to identify, with statistical reference, any differences in views of teachers of both genders, regarding gender, academic degree, and years of teaching experience. In order to achieve the goals of the study, a questionnaire (which included 24 questions divided on three scales) was used. For the purposes of analyzing the data statistically, the one- way Anova test was used. The sample consisted of (200) teachers, (65) males and (135 ...


The Effectiveness Of Training Group Program In Improving Social Life Skills Level And Its Affect In Modifying The External Locus Control To Internal Among Students Of Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Naser Aldeen Ibrahim Abu Hammad 2017 Dept.of Psychology- Faculty of Education- Prince Sattam Bin Abdul Aziz University (KSA)

The Effectiveness Of Training Group Program In Improving Social Life Skills Level And Its Affect In Modifying The External Locus Control To Internal Among Students Of Prince Sattam Bin Abdul-Aziz University, Naser Aldeen Ibrahim Abu Hammad

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to identify the level of social and life skills and modifying the external locus control to internal locus control among students of prince Sattam bin Abdul-Aziz University. Furthermore, the researcher prepares a training program for improving student’s social and life skills. The study sample consists of (40) students of second and third at education college, who they were randomly distributed equally into experimental and control groups; each group consists (20) students. The following instruments were used by researcher in data collection: social skills scale; and the training program for improving social and life skills and modifying ...


Saudi Science Teachers' Assessment Practices In Alzelfy Educational Administration According To Their Perceptions, Saeed Mohammad Alshamrani 2017 College of Education & Excellence Research Center of Science and Mathematics Education - King Saud University – Saudi Arabia

Saudi Science Teachers' Assessment Practices In Alzelfy Educational Administration According To Their Perceptions, Saeed Mohammad Alshamrani

International Journal for Research in Education

This paper aimed to identify science teachers' assessment practices according to their perceptions through identifying the assessment goals, activities, criteria, and the nature of assessment reports (types and data). It used the descriptive method; the population was all science teacher in Alzelfy educational administration in Saudi Arabia (106 teachers); however, the response rate was (38%) of the population. A questionnaire with four dimensions was developed; these dimensions are: the goals (two items), activities (20 items), criteria (six items), and the nature of reports (11 items). The results indicated that the teachers thought that they practiced the assessment highly to achieve ...


The Level Of Islamic Studies Students At The Faculty Of Education In Using Quaranic Setting Marks And Understanding Quaranic Verses While Reading And Listening., Khamis Abdelbaqi Rezk 2017 Faculty of Education in Zulfi - University of AL-Mujamah - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Level Of Islamic Studies Students At The Faculty Of Education In Using Quaranic Setting Marks And Understanding Quaranic Verses While Reading And Listening., Khamis Abdelbaqi Rezk

International Journal for Research in Education

The reserch aims to determine the level of islamic studies students' ability to use quaranic setting marks in the understanding of Quaranic verses while reading and listening .A tes with degree of stability of (0.91) was applied to measure their ability to use these marks.It consisted of the light of the list Quranic setting skills consisted of one hundred students from the sixth grade students Al- Zulfi College of Education, the sample was randomly selected from whom had completed a study of the language skills and analytical interpretation (1, 2 and 3) In the second semester of the ...


The Effect Of A Project-Based Teaching Strategy On Enhancing Environmental Attitudes Among Students Of The Faculty Of Educational Science And Art, Amal Shaker Mohammad Awad 2017 Faculty of Educational Sciences -

The Effect Of A Project-Based Teaching Strategy On Enhancing Environmental Attitudes Among Students Of The Faculty Of Educational Science And Art, Amal Shaker Mohammad Awad

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed at investigating the effect of a project-based teaching strategy on enhancing environmental attitudes among students of the Faculty of Educational Science and Art and how it is affected by students’ gender and GPA. The members of the study were (134) students enrolled in (3) sections (A,B & C) of the Environmental Education course in the second semester of the academic year 2013-2014. Section A with 56 students and section C with 48 students were randomly selected as the study sample, the two sections were randomly distributed to experimental and control groups. An environmental attitudes scale with (25 ...


Table Of Contents, Marc E. Gillespie 2017 St. John's University

Table Of Contents, Marc E. Gillespie

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

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Editors, Marc E. Gillespie 2017 St. John's University

Editors, Marc E. Gillespie

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

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Cover Page, Marc E. Gillespie 2017 St. John's University

Cover Page, Marc E. Gillespie

Journal of Vincentian Social Action

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Perspectives And Experiences Of Deafblind College Students, Ju-Lee A. Wolsey 2017 Lamar University

Perspectives And Experiences Of Deafblind College Students, Ju-Lee A. Wolsey

The Qualitative Report

DeafBlind individuals are resilient human beings who face significant and complex challenges in all aspects of life. Challenges include access to information, communication, academics, social activities, identity, independence, mobility, and moving around in the world. Recently, more DeafBlind students are attending higher education institutions. Therefore, this study focuses on discovering experiences and perspectives of DeafBlind college students who attend a bilingual and bicultural university for sighted Deaf students, where there are a limited number of DeafBlind students. Personal interviews and observations are used to explore how DeafBlind adults navigated college life and what coping strategies they used to overcome academic ...


"I Met My Goal!": The Use Of Self-Regulated Learning With Students Receiving Tier 3 Instruction In Reading, Ashley Pennypacker Hill 2017 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School

"I Met My Goal!": The Use Of Self-Regulated Learning With Students Receiving Tier 3 Instruction In Reading, Ashley Pennypacker Hill

Journal of Practitioner Research

In this article, I share two lessons learned through engagement in practitioner inquiry. The purpose of my inquiry was to understand self-regulated learning as it developed in students receiving intensive instructional supports within a newly designed 21st century learning space. I illustrate each lesson with salient excerpts from three types of data: field notes, student artifacts, and my own daily journal entries. Prior to my discussion of these lessons learned, I define self-regulated learning and describe how I applied it to my Tier-3 instructional practice. This study affirms the importance of structure when first introducing self-regulation to students, and ...


2017 Diversity Conference Program, Lawrence University 2017 Lawrence University

2017 Diversity Conference Program, Lawrence University

Diversity Conference 2017

Lawrence University’s inaugural diversity conference focused on inclusive pedagogy.


First-Year Performance: Students With Disabilities Transitioning To College From High School, Andrew S. Herridge 2017 Texas Tech University

First-Year Performance: Students With Disabilities Transitioning To College From High School, Andrew S. Herridge

College Student Affairs Leadership

Laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (Amendments Act), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) govern the responsibilities of both secondary schools and postsecondary institutions in regards to students with learning disabilities. With an approximate 34.5% of students with learning disabilities in secondary schools within the United States transitioning into higher education in 2005, the transition from secondary school to a college or university can be a time full of stress, new experiences, and confusion for students with learning disabilities. The ...


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