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Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D APR 2014 SelectedWorks

Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Extensive research affirms the benefits of engaging public relations undergraduates in campaigns and projects for real world clients. At the same time, instructors often have difficulty evaluating student learning and performance in such work, for three reasons: (1.) In order for the work to truly be real world, instructors must allow students a high level of autonomy. (2.) Clients are often poor judges of appropriate public relations practice. (3.) Students often hesitate to inform instructors of strategic challenges or team member negligence or malfeasance. This poster session presents a brief overview of assessment concepts affirming why it is important to ...


Student Assessment In The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (Otes): Is It Improving Instructional Practices In The Music Classroom?, Rachael Fleischaker 2014 Kent State University

Student Assessment In The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (Otes): Is It Improving Instructional Practices In The Music Classroom?, Rachael Fleischaker

Excellence in Performing Arts Research

This study investigated the impact of student growth measures required by the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) on instructional practices of music teachers. The participants were music teachers employed in public school settings from seven counties in northeast Ohio. The participants specialized in a variety of content areas (instrumental, vocal, and general) with students ranging in age from kindergarten through high school. Participants taught in diverse geographic, ethnic, and economic situations. Data was collected via an online survey. The music teachers answered questions about their demographics, current situations, professional involvement in the development of student learning objectives for their school ...


Economic Growth And Internet Usage Impact On Publication Productivity Among Asean’S And World’S Best Universities, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman 2014 SelectedWorks

Economic Growth And Internet Usage Impact On Publication Productivity Among Asean’S And World’S Best Universities, Hossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha,, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Measuring the number of papers which are published each year, publication productivity is the factor which shows the reputation of universities and countries. However, the effect of growing economy and using internet on the publication productivity in Asian countries has not been discovered yet. The present research is going to figure out the publication productivity among the elite universities in Asian countries and also ten top universities around the world in the last twenty years (from 1993 to 2012). Furthermore, the current research is aimed to study the relationship among publication, gross domestic product (GDP) and internet usage. It is ...


Determining The Quality Of Assessment Items In Collaborations: Aspects To Discuss To Reach Agreement Developed By The Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration, Lambert Schuwirth, Jacob Pearce 2014 Australian Council for Educational Research

Determining The Quality Of Assessment Items In Collaborations: Aspects To Discuss To Reach Agreement Developed By The Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration, Lambert Schuwirth, Jacob Pearce

Higher Education Research

The Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration (AMAC) project, funded by the Office of Learning and Teaching, seeks to provide an infrastructure and a road map to support collaboration between Australian medical schools in matters of assessment. This may not seem very new perhaps, because there are already several collaborations taking place in Australia, and, typically, they relate to joint item banks, (such as the IDEAL consortium), or joint test administration, (such as the International Foundation of Medicine tests). The AMAC project seeks to build on these existing collaborations in two ways: first, by tying these initiatives together and thus bundling the ...


Implementing Common Assessment: Lessons And Models From Amac Developed By The Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration, Daniel Edwards 2014 Australian Council for Educational Research

Implementing Common Assessment: Lessons And Models From Amac Developed By The Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration, Daniel Edwards

Higher Education Research

The aim of this document is to provide insight into the implementation of common assessments in higher education in order to assist in future work on conducting these kinds of projects. The discussion here draws heavily on the AMAC experience, attempting to broaden the learning from this project for use in future collaborations. The focus of this project has been on medical education, and as such, much of the detail is related to this field. However, it is hoped that the general ideas discussed here can be seen as informative for other fields and disciplines in higher education and at ...


Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration: From Proof Of Concept To Proof Of Sustainability: Final Report 2014, Daniel Edwards 2014 Australian Council for Educational Research

Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration: From Proof Of Concept To Proof Of Sustainability: Final Report 2014, Daniel Edwards

Higher Education Research

This is the final report for AMAC-2, entitled Australian Medical Assessment Collaboration: from proof of concept to proof of sustainability (OLT project ID12-2482). This project advanced previous work funded by the ALTC and was undertaken from early 2013 to mid 2014. AMAC-2 took the proof of concept achieved through the initial AMAC project with the aim of building an ongoing, sustainable and successful collaboration between medical schools in Australia and New Zealand.


Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 2, Nader Ale Ebrahim 2014 SelectedWorks

Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 2, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

With the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer software tools to find, organize, analyze, and share relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to select from, for various research-related uses. Nader has collected over 700 tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically. “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing visibility ...


Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 1, Nader Ale Ebrahim 2014 SelectedWorks

Effective Use Of Research & Publication Tools And Resources – Part 1, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

With the increasing use of information and communications technology (ICT), researchers are able to use computer software tools to find, organize, analyze, and share relevant information. However, there are hundreds of such tools to select from, for various research-related uses. Nader has collected over 700 tools that can help researchers do their work efficiently. It is assembled as an interactive Web-based mind map, titled “Research Tools”, which is updated periodically. “Research Tools” consists of a hierarchical set of nodes. It has four main nodes: (1) Searching the literature, (2) Writing a paper, (3) Targeting suitable journals, and (4) Enhancing visibility ...


Communication And Collaboration Issues Between Educators And Parents, Blake Hurd 2014 Purdue University

Communication And Collaboration Issues Between Educators And Parents, Blake Hurd

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

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Providing The Fuel (And Passing The Flame), Todd Pagano 2014 Rochester Institute of Technology

Providing The Fuel (And Passing The Flame), Todd Pagano

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

At the risk of opening with a cliché statement- at the heart of the most effective mentor is a burning passion. The fuel for this passion is a desire to convince, not just try to, but actually convince your mentee that you care about their success (be it in the classroom, career, or personal life). I am guilty of believing in, and living by, this cliché. However, despite passion being my primary motivator, I am not unwilling to admit that rationale for mentoring can sometimes transcend this ethically normative line of thinking. I believe that there are also sometimes quantitative ...


Ex Ovo Omnia, Todd Pagano 2014 Rochester Institute of Technology

Ex Ovo Omnia, Todd Pagano

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

One of history’s most diverse thinkers metaphorically depicted humanity’s dangerous reliance on nonrenewable energy resources as an unborn chick in an egg. American philosopher, poet, scientist, and mathematician, Buckminster Fuller, described the nutrients in an egg as the temporary and extinguishable support required for the development of an unhatched chick. Once the nutrients are depleted, the chick must break from its shell and cultivate its own mechanism for survival. Symbolically, he explained that the human population must view the use of earth’s finite resources as the nutriment in an egg that can be provisionally relied upon in ...


Automated Proficiency Indicators To Improve Non-Proficient Scores, Nick C. Maile 2014 Cedarville University

Automated Proficiency Indicators To Improve Non-Proficient Scores, Nick C. Maile

Master of Education Theses

This action-research study compared improvement data for 9th grade Algebra students. The study entailed the use of automated proficiency indicators to guide intervention with students not meeting proficiency standards after an initial assessment. Data from the previous school year was compared and results revealed questions and implications of multiple levels of non and low proficient students. The goal of this study was to show if using a gradebook with automated proficiency indicators would help improve proficiency scores to a greater degree.


Indiana Choice Scholarships And Their Impact On A Christian School, Rebekah Read 2014 Cedarville University

Indiana Choice Scholarships And Their Impact On A Christian School, Rebekah Read

Master of Education Theses

This qualitative thesis project was conducted under the direction of Cedarville University and with the cooperation of the Christian Academy of Madison, in Madison, Indiana. The purpose of the project was to identify and analyze changes that occurred in a private school due to a significant increase in enrollment from students that received vouchers from the Indiana Choice Scholarship Program. Data was collected from third grade IREAD-3 and ISTEP+ state test scores from the previous four years. Additional data was gathered from surveys and interviews with the administration, teachers, non-voucher families and voucher families at the school. Student test scores ...


Modeling Student Engagement In The Classroom, Sarah Painter 2014 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Modeling Student Engagement In The Classroom, Sarah Painter

Journal of Undergraduate Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Connections to Community is a multi-institutional study that looks at the influence of community on post-secondary, science and engineering students and their engagement in academic activity. This paper focuses specifically on student engagement within the classroom as a follow-up to a previous paper by Wendy Hoffman, Identifying Influential Variables of Student Academic Engagement (Hoffman, 2013). The goal of this work is to model student engagement in the classroom using classroom observation data that has been cleaned and then compare the results with those found in Hoffman’s paper which used pre-cleaning data. The cleaned data is used to create two ...


Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam 2014 SelectedWorks

Equality Of Google Scholar With Web Of Science Citations: Case Of Malaysian Engineering Highly Cited Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Marjan Mohammadjafari, Azam Zavvari, Masoud Shakiba, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam

Nader Ale Ebrahim

This study uses citation analysis from two citation tracking databases, Google Scholar (GS) and ISI Web of Science, in order to test the correlation between them and examine the effect of the number of paper versions on citations. The data were retrieved from the Essential Science Indicators and Google Scholar for 101 highly cited papers from Malaysia in the field of engineering. An equation for estimating the citation in ISI based on Google scholar is offered. The results show a significant and positive relationship between both citation in Google Scholar and ISI Web of Science with the number of versions ...


Examining The Relationship Between Math Scores And English Language Proficiency, Denfield L. Henry, Beate Baltes, Nicolae Nistor 2014 Walden University

Examining The Relationship Between Math Scores And English Language Proficiency, Denfield L. Henry, Beate Baltes, Nicolae Nistor

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Multiple studies propose that English proficiency dictates English language learners’ (ELLs) performances on mathematics assessments. The current study investigates the predictive power of English proficiency on mathematics scores, while controlling for gender, socioeconomic status (SES), and grade level among ELLs at a south Florida elementary school. Krashen’s theory of comprehensible input as a precursor to second language acquisition provides the framework for this quantitative, correlation study. Mathematics scores from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for Grade 3–5 ELLs (N = 177) were analyzed using multiple linear regression. Analysis reveals English proficiency as a statistically significant predictor of mathematics scores ...


The Adoption Of Mixed Methods In China: An Exploratory Instrument Design, Yuchun Zhou 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Adoption Of Mixed Methods In China: An Exploratory Instrument Design, Yuchun Zhou

Open Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Mixed methods is “the third research paradigm” and a methodology along with traditional quantitative and qualitative methodologies (Johnson & Onwuegbuzie, p.14). It is at the expansion/diffusion stage of development where researchers are most interested in how this method is adopted across disciplines and countries. However, very little literature is found regarding the use of mixed methods in non-Western cultural contexts, such as East Asia. Hence, the current study aimed to explore the expansion of mixed methods in an underrepresented population, China, a non-Western context and developing country.

The study employed an exploratory instrument design to investigate Chinese scholars’ decisions of adopting mixed methods as well as to examine the factors that predict such decisions. This study consisted of three phases: (1) the initial qualitative case study explored Chinese scholars’ perceptions and their use of mixed methods; (2) based on the qualitative results, an instrument was developed to measure the adoption of mixed methods; and (3) the follow-up quantitative survey used the instrument and examined Chinese scholars’ adoption of mixed methods.

The findings of the study revealed that China is adopting mixed methods but at a slow rate due to researchers’ insufficient expertise and a variety of practical issues, such as budget issues and publication difficulties. The influential factors on Chinese scholars’ intentions to use mixed methods were the ...


Barriers To Parental Involvement In Schools: Developing Diverse Programs To Include Unique Demographics, Kristy L. O'Donoghue 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Barriers To Parental Involvement In Schools: Developing Diverse Programs To Include Unique Demographics, Kristy L. O'Donoghue

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

There is little debate that parental involvement in education is paramount to the success of students in their academic lives. As a result, public schools across our country are developing programs aimed at reaching out to parents in hopes of improving the relationship that exists between the schools and the families of their students. These programs are developed through the analysis of vast amounts of research based on the general issues commonly affecting parental involvement in our public schools. While the data gathered from this type of broad research is useful and necessary in the process, many urban schools don ...


The Faculty Bibliography Project At The Nyu School Of Medicine, Dorice Vieira, Richard McGowan, Aileen McCrillis, Ian Lamb, Catherine Larson, Theodora Bakker, Stuart Spore 2014 Pacific University Library

The Faculty Bibliography Project At The Nyu School Of Medicine, Dorice Vieira, Richard Mcgowan, Aileen Mccrillis, Ian Lamb, Catherine Larson, Theodora Bakker, Stuart Spore

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

INTRODUCTION This paper describes the development of the New York University Health Sciences Library’s Faculty Bibliography. DESCRIPTION Since 2000, the NYU Health Sciences Library’s Faculty Bibliography project has systematically tracked publications of the NYU School of Medicine faculty. The project has grown to a significant institutional service making prominent contributions to the School of Medicine’s public web presence and to advanced productivity metrics. Migrating from Gopher to EndNote to MySQL, the Faculty Bibliography harvests data from multiple abstracting and indexing resources and uses sophisticated quality assurance methodologies. At present the Faculty Bibliography tracks over 228,000 publications ...


An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

An Interpretive Plan Guide For Wilderness Park In Lincoln, Nebraska, Rachel J. Ward

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

Wilderness Park, located in Lancaster County, Nebraska, is a public park of unique ecological and historical value to the city of Lincoln and to the surrounding region. The natural and historical features of the park present an opportunity to communicate environmental and historical topics that are relevant on local, national, and global levels, as well as inspire a lively sense of pride in the community. The problem is that many topics relevant to Wilderness Park are not currently being interpreted at the park, and that there are relatively few interpretive resources available to park visitors.

The purpose of this project ...


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