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Maintaining The Human Touch In Educational Leadership, Sandra Harris 2018 Lamar University

Maintaining The Human Touch In Educational Leadership, Sandra Harris

School Leadership Review

It is a pleasure to be invited to contribute to this special edition of the TCPEA School Leadership Review. TCPEA has been a valuable organization for me as the relationships that have been fostered through it have enabled me to grow personally and professionally. This has led me to consider some of the issues that educational leaders are facing today and will continue to face in the years to come which are focused on the notion of how to effectively maintain human relationships. While few leaders agree on everything, there is no doubt that we all agree this is a ...


Effective Instructional Tools Or Costly Distractions: An Examination On The Effective Implementation Of Technology In The Classroom, Jonathon Archer, Alison Childs, Sharon Covaciu, Chad DeYoung 2018 George Fox University

Effective Instructional Tools Or Costly Distractions: An Examination On The Effective Implementation Of Technology In The Classroom, Jonathon Archer, Alison Childs, Sharon Covaciu, Chad Deyoung

School Leadership Review

Technological advances have proliferated in the workplace, our daily lives, and even in the area of research. With each passing day different forms of technology are becoming increasingly available to people all around the world. The quick influx of technology has resulted in little time for technological professional development in the field of education. Although the majority of today’s youth have grown up in a technological world, the adults educating these students have little exposure and understanding of these new advances (Christensen & Knezek, 1999).


A Case For An Online Educational Administrator Practicum Experience, Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration Compiled by Lloyd Goldsmith 2018 Stephen F. Austin State University

A Case For An Online Educational Administrator Practicum Experience, Texas Council Of Professors Of Educational Administration Compiled By Lloyd Goldsmith

School Leadership Review

The principal and superintendent practicum experiences have traditionally been entirely face-to-face (f2f) between university professors, interns and site mentors – typically a campus or district administrator (Figure 1). Advancements in technology combined with the exponential growth of online graduate programs give rise to additional incorporation of technology into the practicum experience.


A Messenger For Change, Mary Ann Whiteker 2018 Hudson ISD

A Messenger For Change, Mary Ann Whiteker

School Leadership Review

It is now time for all educators to embrace the power of a social epidemic. Schools across Texas are embracing a “New Vision for Texas Public Schools”. This vision embraces schools where all students are engaged in relevant, rigorous, meaningful activities and where classrooms reflect innovation, creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. In this new vision, daily standardized test preparation and boring fact-memorization skills are replaced with digital learning, curriculum standards relevant to real-world challenges, multiple assessments for student performance, and accountability that’s based on a combination of measures, not just one state mandated test. It is about ...


Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University of Nebraska 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University Of Nebraska

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Selected Conference Proceedings, Presented by University of Nebraska Online and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services.

University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (NU ITS) and University of Nebraska Online (NU Online) present an education and technology symposium each spring. The Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium provides University of Nebraska (NU) faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system. This event is offered free to NU administrators, faculty and staff free of charge. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 The Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln, NE

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The Semantic Student: Using Knowledge Modeling Activities To Enhance Enquiry-Based Group Learning In Engineering Education, Paul Stacey 2018 Institute of Technology, Blanchardstown

The Semantic Student: Using Knowledge Modeling Activities To Enhance Enquiry-Based Group Learning In Engineering Education, Paul Stacey

Conference papers

This paper argues that training engineering students in basic knowledge modeling techniques, using linked data principles, and semantic Web tools – within an enquiry-based group learning environment – enables them to enhance their domain knowledge, and their meta-cognitive skills. Knowledge modeling skills are in keeping with the principles of Universal Design for instruction. Learners are empowered with the regulation of cognition as they become more aware of their own development. This semantic student approach was trialed with a group of 3rd year Computer Engineering Students taking a module on computer architecture. An enquiry-based group learning activity was developed to help learners meet ...


Transitioning To A Personalized Learning Environment Leveraging One-To-One Devices, Rebecca G. Myers 2018 Kennesaw State University

Transitioning To A Personalized Learning Environment Leveraging One-To-One Devices, Rebecca G. Myers

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership for Learning Dissertations

Today’s educational blueprint is evolving from the traditional teacher-directed model into a student-driven curriculum approach. Specifically, education is experiencing a paradigm shift from the long-established one-size-fits-all model to a customized learning process known as personalized learning. Personalized learning aims at engaging students in more relevant and rigorous learning and turns them into co-designers as the curriculum becomes tailored to their individual learning needs, skills, and interests. Additionally, when coupled with educational technology, personalized learning will provide the teacher with the tools to individualize, differentiate, and accommodate multiple student learning styles and preferences. Indeed, as personalized learning increases in popularity ...


The Development Of Young Children’S Social Identity In An Era Of Digital Tools, Sharon Rochelle Kaplan-Berkley 2018 Lesley University

The Development Of Young Children’S Social Identity In An Era Of Digital Tools, Sharon Rochelle Kaplan-Berkley

Educational Studies Dissertations

The advancement of innovative digital technologies has created a generation of digital natives (children) growing up in a diverse environment designed by a population of digital immigrants (adults). Consequently, this everyday experience has created some dissonance in their lifestyles, raising questions for educational leaders. The purpose of this mini-ethnographic case study was to develop a deeper understanding of how engaging with digital tools shapes the social interactions of young children, and to examine the various ways online/offline social environments influence face-to-face social peer group formation and functioning. Furthermore, this study explored whether digital technology influences the developing social identities ...


Byte-Sized Bits April 2018, Online Campus 2018 Southern Adventist Univeristy

Byte-Sized Bits April 2018, Online Campus

Newsletter

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Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos 2018 Sookmyung Women’s University

Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos

English Publications

The primary goal of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in general, and of online language instruction in particular, is to create and evaluate language learning opportunities. To be effective, online language courses need to be guided by an integrated set of theoretical perspectives to second language acquisition (SLA), as well as by specific curricular goals, learning objectives and outcomes, appropriate tasks and necessary materials, and learners’ characteristics and abilities – to name a few factors that are essential in both online and face-to-face teaching (Xu & Morris, 2007). Doughty and Long (2003) articulate pedagogical principles for computer-enhanced language teaching, which highlight the importance ...


Effects Of Active Learning Environments And Instructional Methods In Computer Science Education, Qiang Hao, Bradley Barnes, Ewan Wright, Eunjung Kim 2018 Western Washington University

Effects Of Active Learning Environments And Instructional Methods In Computer Science Education, Qiang Hao, Bradley Barnes, Ewan Wright, Eunjung Kim

Qiang Hao

This research investigated the impacts of active learning environments and instructional methods adapted to such environments on the academic performance of computer science students. Two consecutive studies involving a total of 267 novice students in the same course were conducted across two different semesters. The course was taught by the same instructor and set up with two different sections. One section was taught in a conventional lecture hall, while the other was taught in an active-learning classroom with adapted instructional methods. Active learning environments and the adapted instructional methods were found to have significantly positive effects on students' learning outcomes ...


Digital Citizenship With Social Media: Participatory Practices Of Teaching And Learning In Secondary Education, Benjamin W. Gleason, Sam Von Gillern 2018 Iowa State University

Digital Citizenship With Social Media: Participatory Practices Of Teaching And Learning In Secondary Education, Benjamin W. Gleason, Sam Von Gillern

Education Publications

This article explores how social media use in formal and informal learning spaces can support the development of digital citizenship for secondary school students. As students increasingly spend large amounts of time online (e.g., an average of six hours of screen time per day, excluding school and homework), it is critical that they are developing skills enabling them to find, evaluate, and share information responsibly, engage in constructive conversation with others from diverse backgrounds, and to ensure their online participation is safe, ethical, and legal. And, yet, in spite of the importance of students learning these skills, opportunities for ...


Exposing 3d Printing To Undergraduate Fashion Merchandising Students, Erica Spurgeon, Melissa Abner 2018 University of Central Missouri

Exposing 3d Printing To Undergraduate Fashion Merchandising Students, Erica Spurgeon, Melissa Abner

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

3D printing was incorporated into Product Development for Consumers, Apparel Quality Analysis, and Branding and Fashion Technology courses at a Midwestern University. According to recommendations from the SAMR model, 3D printing technology was implemented at a higher level where transformational learning took place. The 3D printer was implemented as an engaging tool to provide higher order thinking, where students can analyze and design tangible items; as opposed to simply learning about a concept. 3D printing not only helped students learn existing course concepts but also provided them with experience using 3D printing technology. Since technology is key to college students ...


Alternative Pattern-Making 3d Design Software, Lida Aflatoony, Abby Christina Romine 2018 University of Missouri/Columbia

Alternative Pattern-Making 3d Design Software, Lida Aflatoony, Abby Christina Romine

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this project was to explore alternative design software that allows 3D designs to easily convert into 2D patterns for apparel production. The 3D design software programs explored for this project include CAD software Rhinoceros (Rhino) and 3D Studio Max (3DsMax). In comparison to software such as Optitex, Modaris 3D Lectra, and other pattern-making software, these alternatives may be more accessible to design students, present a user-friendly interface, allow a more abstract approach in design creativity, and provide the interdisciplinary value beneficial for projects that may evolve into 3D printing. Although learning the professional pattern-making software is essential ...


Walking The Line Between Reality And Fiction In Online Spaces: Understanding The Effects Of Narrative Transportation, Sarah Gretter, Aman Yadav, Benjamin W. Gleason 2017 Michigan State University

Walking The Line Between Reality And Fiction In Online Spaces: Understanding The Effects Of Narrative Transportation, Sarah Gretter, Aman Yadav, Benjamin W. Gleason

Education Publications

Recent contentions about "fake news" and misinformation online has shed light on the critical need for media literacy at a global scale. Indeed, digital stories are one of the main forms of communication in the 21st century through blogs, videos-sharing websites, forums, or social networks. However, the line between facts and fiction can often become blurry in these online spaces, and being able to distinguish between reality and fantasy can have important consequences in the lives of young Internet users. Using contemporary examples from news stories, fan- fiction, advertising, and radicalization, this article outlines the features, affordances, and real-life implications ...


Teens’ Participatory Play: Digital Media Learning Through Civic Engagement., Benjamin W. Gleason 2016 Iowa State University

Teens’ Participatory Play: Digital Media Learning Through Civic Engagement., Benjamin W. Gleason

Education Publications

While nearly 90 percent of adolescents have Internet access both inside and outside school,1 an emerging problem is the lack of opportunities for teens to become involved in digital media projects that support teenagers’ social, cultural, and political participation in the world. Even as some are troubled by the lack of young people’s involvement in traditional civic activities such as voting,2 others have seen civic engagement differently, drawing attention to teenagers’ interest in projects that are more personally meaningful, such as volunteering, activism, or consumerism.3 A new model of citizenship is taking shape in which young ...


Computer-Assisted Research Writing In The Disciplines, Elena Cotos 2016 Iowa State University

Computer-Assisted Research Writing In The Disciplines, Elena Cotos

English Publications

It is arguably very important for students to acquire writing skills from kindergarten through high school. In college, students must further develop their writing in order to successfully continue on to graduate school. Moreover, they have to be able to write good theses, dissertations, conference papers, journal manuscripts, and other research genres to obtain their graduate degree. However, opportunities to develop research writing skills are often limited to traditional student-advisor discussions (Pearson & Brew, 2002). Part of the problem is that graduate students are expected to be good at such writing because if they “can think well, they can write well ...


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