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“What The Hell Is Revise?”: Student Approaches To Coursework In Developmental English At One Urban-Serving Community College, Stefan A. Perun 2014 Seton Hall University

“What The Hell Is Revise?”: Student Approaches To Coursework In Developmental English At One Urban-Serving Community College, Stefan A. Perun

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The primary objective of this dissertation was to help illuminate why most students who enroll in developmental English at community colleges never make it to a college-level course. The extant literature suggests that students’ learning experiences in a course largely account for success or failure, yet few studies have uncovered how students experience content and pedagogy in developmental English at community colleges, and how these experiences shape students’ success or failure in their course. To remedy this gap, I conducted a semester-long, classroom level, qualitative study of three sections of developmental English at one community college. I primarily relied upon ...


Exploring The Factors That Influence And Motivate Female Students To Enroll And Persist In Collegiate Stem Degree Programs: A Mixed Methods Study, Rosemary L. Edzie 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Exploring The Factors That Influence And Motivate Female Students To Enroll And Persist In Collegiate Stem Degree Programs: A Mixed Methods Study, Rosemary L. Edzie

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Nationally, the need for an increase in interest, enrollment, and degrees awarded from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degree programs continues to suffer. While students are enrolling in collegiate STEM degree programs, it is not occurring at a rate that meets the workforce demand. In addition to the concern that there is not a sufficient amount of collegiate STEM majors, there is a concern over too few females enrolling and persisting in collegiate STEM degree programs.

This mixed methods sequential exploratory research study considered the factors that influence and motivate undergraduate female students to enroll and persist in collegiate ...


Learning, Problem Solving, And Mindtools: Essays In Honor Of David H. Jonassen, Donna Russell Ph.D. 2014 Purdue University

Learning, Problem Solving, And Mindtools: Essays In Honor Of David H. Jonassen, Donna Russell Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning

No abstract provided.


Raters’ Perceptions Of The Appropriateness Of Textual Borrowing In Integrated Writing Tasks, Gharbeela Sami 2014 Georgia State University

Raters’ Perceptions Of The Appropriateness Of Textual Borrowing In Integrated Writing Tasks, Gharbeela Sami

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


A Multilevel Analysis Of Problem-Based Learning Design Characteristics, Kimberly S. Scott 2014 Purdue University

A Multilevel Analysis Of Problem-Based Learning Design Characteristics, Kimberly S. Scott

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning

The increasing use of experience-centered approaches like problem-based learning (PBL) by learning and development practitioners and management educators has raised interest in how to design, implement and evaluate PBL in that field. Of particular interest is how to evaluate the relative impact of design characteristics that exist at the individual and team levels of analysis. This study proposes and tests a multilevel model of PBL design characteristics. Participant perceptions of PBL design characteristics are used to examine PBL reactions and perceived learning outcomes. Findings affirm the importance of problem design characteristics and effective team facilitation, while raising new questions about ...


Can't Get No (Dis)Satisfaction: The Statecraft Simulation's Effect On Student Decision Making, Chad Raymond 2014 Salve Regina University

Can't Get No (Dis)Satisfaction: The Statecraft Simulation's Effect On Student Decision Making, Chad Raymond

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

Simulations are often employed as content-teaching tools in political science, but their effect on students reasoning skills is rarely assessed. This paper explores what effect the Statecraft simulation might have on undergraduate students perceptions of their decision making. As noted by the psychologist Daniel Kahneman (2012: 203), decisions are often evaluated on the basis of whether their outcomes are good or bad, not whether a sound reasoning process was used to reach them. A survey was administered at multiple points in an international relations course to gauge students satisfaction with the decision-making processes and outcomes in their respective teams during ...


Case Studies In E-Rpl And E-Pr, Roslyn A. Cameron, Allison Miller 2014 SelectedWorks

Case Studies In E-Rpl And E-Pr, Roslyn A. Cameron, Allison Miller

Roslyn Cameron

The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the VET sector however their use is sporadic across educational sectors, disciplines, educational institutions and professions. Added to this is an array of purposes and types of e-RPL and e-PR models and practice. The aim of this paper is to build on the conceptual framework developed by Cameron (2012) for e-RPL and e-PR and to provide case studies for each of the four types developed within this framework: e-PR for Professional Accreditation; e-RPL for Workplace Recognition; e-RPL for Access ...


Assessment Matters #19, February 2014, Assessment in Action Committee 2014 Western Michigan University

Assessment Matters #19, February 2014, Assessment In Action Committee

Assessment Matters @ WMU

No abstract provided.


Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, Connie I. Reimers-Hild 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center - Faculty & Staff Publications

While many continue to question the skyrocketing costs and value of a college education, future-focused leaders are recreating learning experiences by blending technology with the human experience. What does the future of distance learning look like, taste like and feel like? It can be difficult to predict the future of education as the world continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid pace; however, distance learning administrators can use a future-focused leadership approach, which includes examining megatrends, to plan for the future. Megatrends are global shifts that influence society, the economy and the environment. The purpose of this paper is to ...


Standardized Tests And Assessment In The Business School: A Pilot Study, Devrim Yaman 2014 Western Michigan University

Standardized Tests And Assessment In The Business School: A Pilot Study, Devrim Yaman

Assessment Fellows Grant

No abstract provided.


Examining And Testing The Use Of An Online Orientation, Betty D. Dennis 2014 Western Michigan University

Examining And Testing The Use Of An Online Orientation, Betty D. Dennis

Assessment Fellows Grant

No abstract provided.


The Phoenix Project: An Intrusive Retention Initiative For At-Risk Students, Geralyn Heystek, Betsy Drummer, Chris Robinson 2014 Western Michigan University

The Phoenix Project: An Intrusive Retention Initiative For At-Risk Students, Geralyn Heystek, Betsy Drummer, Chris Robinson

Assessment Fellows Grant

No abstract provided.


Goal Attainment Scaling: Measurement Of Student Learning And Teaching Clinic Outcomes: Program Evaluation In Progress, Ann M. Chapleau 2014 Western Michigan University

Goal Attainment Scaling: Measurement Of Student Learning And Teaching Clinic Outcomes: Program Evaluation In Progress, Ann M. Chapleau

Assessment Fellows Grant

No abstract provided.


Understanding Students' Ability To Communicate Mathematics In Developmental Mathematics Courses, Kirsty Eisenhart, Amy Galick 2014 Western Michigan University

Understanding Students' Ability To Communicate Mathematics In Developmental Mathematics Courses, Kirsty Eisenhart, Amy Galick

Assessment Fellows Grant

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Spring 2013 Advising Survey, LaPorchia C. Davis, Craig A. Ogilvie 2014 Iowa State University

Analysis Of Spring 2013 Advising Survey, Laporchia C. Davis, Craig A. Ogilvie

Graduate College Reports

In May 2013, 3446 graduate students were sent a short survey asking for their evaluation of the advising they received at ISU. 1836 responses were received for a response rate of 53%. The goal of the survey was to gather information on the current state of advising so we can have a concrete discussion on what can be improved.


Effectiveness Of Research-Based Teacher Professional Development:, Rebecca Saunders 2014 Edith Cowan University

Effectiveness Of Research-Based Teacher Professional Development:, Rebecca Saunders

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

A significant body of literature assists researchers and program designers to identify the desirable characteristics of professional development for teachers. Few studies, however, specifically examine the operation and outcomes of programs built upon research-led principles. This study uses a sequential mixed methods design to examine a four-year systemic-change professional development initiative designed to extend and refine the instructional processes of teachers working in the vocational education and training (VET) system in Western Australia. The program’s design incorporated theory and research on systemic change and teacher professional development. Findings reveal that the program was successful in helping teachers extend and ...


Visibility And Citation Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Embi Mohamed Amin, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar 2014 SelectedWorks

Visibility And Citation Impact, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Embi Mohamed Amin, Farid Habibi Tanha, Hossein Gholizadeh, Seyed Mohammad Motahar

Nader Ale Ebrahim

The number of publications is the first criteria for assessing a researcher output. However, the main measurement for author productivity is the number of citations, and citations are typically related to the paper's visibility. In this paper, the relationship between article visibility and the number of citations is investigated. A case study of two researchers who are using publication marketing tools confirmed that the article visibility will greatly improve the citation impact. Some strategies to make the publications available to a larger audience have been presented at the end of this paper.


Measuring New Media Literacies: Towards The Development Of A Comprehensive Assessment Tool, Ioana Literat 2014 University of Rhode Island

Measuring New Media Literacies: Towards The Development Of A Comprehensive Assessment Tool, Ioana Literat

Journal of Media Literacy Education

This study assesses the psychometric properties of a newly tested self-report assessment tool for media literacy, based on the twelve new media literacy skills (NMLs) developed by Jenkins et al. (2006). The sample (N=327) consisted of normal volunteers who completed a comprehensive online survey that measured their NML skills, media exposure, digital participation, and civic engagement. A factor analysis performed on the survey items yielded 10 NMLs that emerged as significant subscales. A series of multivariate analyses of variance indicate a strong relationship between these NMLs and respondents’ exposure to new media forms, their participation in Web 2.0 ...


Web-Based Student Peer Review: A Research Summary, Edward F. Gehringer 2014 SelectedWorks

Web-Based Student Peer Review: A Research Summary, Edward F. Gehringer

Edward F Gehringer

Interest in Web-based peer-review systems dates back nearly 20 years. Systems were built to let students give feedback to other students, mainly to help them improve their writing. But students are not necessarily effective peer reviewers. Left to their own devices, they will submit cursory reviews, which are not very helpful to their peers. Techniques have been developed to improve the quality of reviews. Calibration is one such technique. Students are asked to assess samples of writing that have previously been assessed by experts. Students must submit an evaluation “close enough” to the experts’ before they are allowed to review ...


Helpful And Reliable Assessment Resources, David S. Reinhold, Karen Stokes Chapo 2014 Western Michigan University

Helpful And Reliable Assessment Resources, David S. Reinhold, Karen Stokes Chapo

Assessment in Action Conference

This document is the handout that was given to participants at the WMU Assessment in Action Day Conference 2014 who attended the concurrent session entitled, "Helpful and Reliable Assessment Resources". The presentation was given by David Reinhold, the Associate Provost for Assessment and Undergraduate Studies at Western Michigan University and Karen Stokes Chapo, the Assessment Programs Specialist at WMU. These are just a few of what Dave and Karen find to be helpful web resources on the topic of student learning outcomes assessment.


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