Sense Of Community, Perceived Learning, And Achievement Relationships In An Online Graduate Course, 2016 Boise State University
Sense Of Community, Perceived Learning, And Achievement Relationships In An Online Graduate Course, Jesus Trespalacios, Ross Perkins
Ross A. Perkins
The ubiquity of online programs in higher education requires continued focus on designing instructional environments that improve students’ learning. We examine students’ perceptions of sense of community and learning, as well as academic achievement, using grades obtained from a final project and participation in asynchronous discussion forums. Findings indicate a significant correlation between perceived learning and the sense of community connectedness subscale. Although sense of community is closely associated with interactions, the results did not show a significant relationship between the sense of community and the discussions achievement variable. Implications and challenges in implementing activities to foster sense of community ...
Every Day You Are Improving: How College Students View The Educational Impact Of World Of Warcraft, 2016 University of Northern Colorado
Every Day You Are Improving: How College Students View The Educational Impact Of World Of Warcraft, Nariman Alawami, Heng-Yu Ku
The Qualitative Report
The purpose of the study was to explore college students’ experiences with playing World of Warcraft (WoW) and their views on the application of WoW in educational settings. A qualitative case study design was used to interview three participants who were selected purposively from a Midwestern university. Findings revealed that players thought that playing WoW was fun, relaxing, motivating, but sometimes almost to the point of addiction. The findings also support student perceptions of generalization of teamwork, cooperating, socializing, academic skills, and time management skills learned and practiced in playing WoW to academic settings. Playing WoW games can provide an ...
Peer-Tutoring In Web-Based Concept Tests, 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Peer-Tutoring In Web-Based Concept Tests, Thomas E. Furtak, Joanna C. Dunlap, T. G. Ruskell, Susan A. Tucker, R. Ivatt
No abstract provided.
Mapping With Time: Backstory And Beyond, 2016 Johnson County Community College
Mapping With Time: Backstory And Beyond, Cindy Higgins
Big picture, graphic instantian of history, listicle, histomap — timelines present information visually to aid understanding but also can mislead. Learn about the timeline’s educational implications as well as its past and present. What’s the newest? Easiest? Tech-y wow? In this session, we’ll check out current free online DIY timeline sites and view a gallery of creative time visualization expression.
Which Lms Is The Best? Pros And Cons Of Blackboard, D2l, And Canvas., 2016 University of Missouri - Kansas City
Which Lms Is The Best? Pros And Cons Of Blackboard, D2l, And Canvas., Mark Maxwell
Is your organization looking at switching learning management systems? Or maybe you have the option to pick which system you would like to use in your course? Without actually using each LMS, it is practically impossible to know which one is the best one for you. This presentation will point out the advantages, and most importantly, the pitfalls in each system.
Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, 2016 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, Megan Taylor
At SIDLIT 2015, the session on the free Plickers polling system dazzled many of us. Members of the National Weather Service Training Center immediately began integrating this tool into their classes. In this session, we will review our successful integration of Plickers. We will also examine the results of using this technique with adult learners with a predominately introverted, scientific mindset. This session will also include information about what has and has not worked. Are you unfamiliar with Plickers? No worries, we will do a quick overview of this tool at the beginning of the presentation.
Presentation Power: Be An Agent Of Ethical Image Use!, 2016 University of Kansas Medical Center
Presentation Power: Be An Agent Of Ethical Image Use!, Heather Healy, Julie Hartwell
Using images can add action to your presentations, but do you know how to ensure that you use those images ethically and legally? Come learn how to be an agent for change and a force for ethical information use. Heighten your understanding of image use in the classroom, on websites, and in conference presentations. This session will help you understand copyright, creative common licenses, and public domain; search for stock and health sciences images; and cite your images appropriately. Avenge plagiarism! Vanquish copyright infringement! Defend sharing culture!
State Of Video In Education (An Overview: Why Should I Use Video, And How Can I Do This Practically?), 2016 Johnson County Community College
State Of Video In Education (An Overview: Why Should I Use Video, And How Can I Do This Practically?), Kaltura
75%…of students use video in their assignments (up 4% over 2015)
50%…the increase over 2015 of respondents that say they are flipping their classroom
93%…say that video has a positive impact on student satisfaction
88%…say video increases student achievement
Evidence is growing year over year that video usage within teaching and learning is the norm; cable-cutters are the digital natives that enter our colleges and universities each fall and streaming on-demand content is the language they know. Please join Kaltura in this session, where we will discuss trends in the video space. Additionally, we will discuss ...
Design Daredevils: Sharing Design Solutions To Overcome Online Learning Obstacles, 2016 University of Kansas
Design Daredevils: Sharing Design Solutions To Overcome Online Learning Obstacles, Kellen Doden, Kim Glover, Ann Lindbloom, E-Lu Chen
The possibilities available to an instructional designer or online instructor are nearly infinite. For this reason, even the most experienced designers may be unaware of different tools and techniques available to them. In this roundtable session, participants will discuss current issues facing online education, such as active learning and diversifying materials, and share ideas of what is being done at your school and how to leverage techniques and tools to solve common problems. Other topics that participants are interested in discussing will be welcomed if time permits.
Integrating Technology & Tools: Winning Over The Tech Resisters And Tech Timid, 2016 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Integrating Technology & Tools: Winning Over The Tech Resisters And Tech Timid, Megan Taylor
Have you ever found a cool way to use technology or web tools in your class, but hit a wall of resistance from your peers, designers, or administrators? In this session, we will look at an example of dealing with tech resisters, and discuss what worked and what did not. Additionally, we will examine how global leadership and management experts create buy-in and discuss how to adapt these techniques on a local level. Join us, if you are afraid to integrate new technology into your classroom. The session will conclude with an open forum where the tech timid can ask ...
Minimizing Student Frustration While Maximizing Faculty Satisfaction Using Simple Course Design, 2016 University of Kansas Medical Center
Minimizing Student Frustration While Maximizing Faculty Satisfaction Using Simple Course Design, David Martin, Norbert Belz, Nellie Modaress
AyidStudents are demanding the use of online options to receive information about courses, complete assignments, and participate in class discussions. This form of education requires different knowledge, skills, and attitudes from course instructors. The growth of these programs has inspired change in how these types of courses and programs are designed and delivered to meet quality standards. This presentation will identify ways to both meet quality standards and provide improved student experiences through the use of standardized course design features in learning management systems.
Save The Day With Voicethread!, 2016 Ottawa University
Save The Day With Voicethread!, April Robbs
VoiceThread comes to the rescue to promote speaking, listening and learning in asynchronous settings and is an especially powerful tool in the Human Services and Communication online classes at Ottawa University. Its web-based platform can be used as a stand-alone tool, or can integrate many of the major LMS systems. Participants can interact with multimedia presentations by recording audio (microphone or from a phone line) comments, video (webcam) comments, and by uploading an audio file from their device. This session will explore how Ottawa University uses class debates, student presentations, persuasive appeals, and class discussions to engage students.
#Dearnextpresident: Passionate Student Engagement, 2016 Emporia State University
#Dearnextpresident: Passionate Student Engagement, Terri Summey
Engaging students in the educational process is something that educators struggle to achieve. To increase student engagement in a course long research project, this faculty member decided to build on causes that students are passionate about. Using a hashtag / video campaign sponsored by Fusion.net, #DearNextPresident, students identified and researched causes that they want the next President to focus on. At the end of the semester, students’ findings were presented in a variety of formats, including a video asking the next President to support their cause and presenting facts about the issue. Because the research focused on a topic that ...
Cutting Time, Not Corners: Rapid Prototyping In Instructional Design, 2016 Kansas State University
Cutting Time, Not Corners: Rapid Prototyping In Instructional Design, Joelle Pitts
Trends in digital teaching and learning combined with the learning preferences of college students result in an ever-increasing need for digital learning objects and experiences. Time, budget, and environmental restraints compound instructional design challenges, resulting in too many projects spread over too few staff members. Rapid Prototyping (RP) is an iterative design process originating from the software engineering sector. Adapted to instructional design, RP allows academics to facilitate the design, development, and assessment of multiple learning objects to maximize resources, while catching problems early in the development stage. Discussion will center on how RP can overcome common instructional design problems ...
High Tech Plus High Touch, 2016 Butler Community College
High Tech Plus High Touch, Robert Carlson
Presentation and demonstration on the integration of current technologies with tested teaching strategies, and hands on student work. In this ‘whole enchilada’ approach, this veteran instructor demonstrates the careful balance between technology and more traditional classroom techniques.
Video To Enhance Face-To-Face Or Presence And Interaction, 2016 Kansas State University
Video To Enhance Face-To-Face Or Presence And Interaction, Brent Anders
This presentation will be geared to both face-to-face and online instructors. It will show the many ways video can serve as a superhero by being created and used to help with instruction of the course content as well as to help establish and increase instructor presence. Additionally different ways of using video will be shown to help with student-student, student-instructor, and student-content interaction. An exemplar course will be shown with embedded video showcasing the different uses and techniques of video use.
Streamline Quality Matters Review With Standardized Templates, 2016 Washburn University
Streamline Quality Matters Review With Standardized Templates, Linda Merillat, Jeanne Catanzaro
When an instructor is confronted with developing an online course based on Quality Matters it can daunting! The Quality Matters rubric is developed from an instructional designer’s perspective with underlying concepts unfamiliar to some faculty members. The School of Nursing at Washburn University is in the process of rolling out a fully online program for RN-to-BSN students. A strategic decision was made to design the courses to meet Quality Matters standards. An analysis of each Quality Matters benchmark showed that many of the features could be “canned” or developed for reuse. The reusable tools are a Course Template for ...
Docu-Minutes: 60 Second Documentaries, 2016 Lawrence Public Library
Docu-Minutes: 60 Second Documentaries, Muriel Green
Anyone can make a 60 second documentary. In this presentation I will describe my experience at the Lawrence Public Library’s Sound + Vision filmmaking studio instructing patrons in the Documinutes method. The presentation will cover high-level theory, implementation, and how to scale filmmaking instruction for institutions of various sizes.
Ireach Blended Learning Model And Reading Lexile Growth Of Freshmen In Maryville City Schools, 2016 East Tennessee State University
Ireach Blended Learning Model And Reading Lexile Growth Of Freshmen In Maryville City Schools, Whitney Ann Schmidt
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The Maryville City School system has implemented the first year of the iReach blended learning model for which all students in the school district have access to either a laptop or an iPad to support their learning every day. The availability of research on the impact of iReach is limited because the blended learning instructional model is relatively new and has not yet been subjected to numerous research studies. The purpose of this ex post facto quasi-experimental quantitative study was to compare student reading Lexile growth data collected through the use of the Reading Comprehension Assessment before and after iReach ...
Educational Materials In A Private School Setting: An Industrial Ethnography And Document Analysis Of One School’S Presently-Used Educational Documents, Allison M. Feldman
Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects
This study utilized an industrial ethnographic framework to perform a document analysis on educational classroom documents presently used at a single small, private boarding school. This school, where students are given an individualized curriculum and experience immersed in technology, frequently uses Google Apps for Education to share electronic documents used in the classroom.
Qualitative information was gathered using an instrument created for this study, the Educational Document Design and Information Evaluation (EDDIE) form. EDDIE forms in the areas of Supplemental Documents, Adopted Textbooks, and Lesson Plans were used to evaluate presently-used classroom documents with current information design and educational trends ...