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 ...
The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, 2016 Western Kentucky University
The Impact Of Mini-Computers And E-Books On The Success Of At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco
Academically underprepared college students; i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the conclusion of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared to those of ...
A Knowledge Analytic Comparison Of Cued Primitives When Students Are Explaining Predicted And Enacted Motions, 2016 Utah State University
A Knowledge Analytic Comparison Of Cued Primitives When Students Are Explaining Predicted And Enacted Motions, Victor R. Lee
Victor R Lee
The Knowledge in Pieces theoretical perspective posits p-prims as an important knowledge element in intuitive reasoning. Because p-prims are a class of knowledge elements developed and abstracted from everyday physical experiences, it seems plausible that immediate physical experiences, both in terms of sensations and actual observations of motion, would cue knowledge in different ways than when those experiences are just discussed as hypotheticals. This paper presents two cases to show that immediate embodied experiences with everyday objects does change which p-prims are cued and how they are deployed by students to explain situations involving motion. These cases come from a ...
Mcclphei Staf Development Summer Workshop Day 2016.Pdf, 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Mcclphei Staf Development Summer Workshop Day 2016.Pdf, Jeremy Smith
Mcclphei Staff Development Summer Workshop Day 2016.Ppt, 2016 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Mcclphei Staff Development Summer Workshop Day 2016.Ppt, Jeremy Smith
Intentional Web Presence: 10 Seo Strategies Every Academic Needs To Know, 2016 University of Colorado
Intentional Web Presence: 10 Seo Strategies Every Academic Needs To Know, Joanna Dunlap, Patrick Lowenthal
Patrick R. Lowenthal
A little over a year ago The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece titled "Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics." We were excited to see some of the strategies Miriam Posner recommended for academics wanting to create and maintain a web presence. We had been doing many of the things Posner recommended, as well as a number of others. Thus, in many ways this article builds on Posner's piece but argues that faculty should be taking even more steps to build, maintain, and ensure that others can find their presence on the web.
Math Class "Unsettled": Teaching And Learning Mathematics Within And Across Multiple Spaces, 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Math Class "Unsettled": Teaching And Learning Mathematics Within And Across Multiple Spaces, Jeremiah I. Holden
No abstract provided.
Sociomathematical Participation: Participatory Culture And Mathematics Pre-Service Teacher Education, 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Sociomathematical Participation: Participatory Culture And Mathematics Pre-Service Teacher Education, Jeremiah I. Holden
Despite intersections between discipline-specific mathematics content and classroom social norms and learning practices, little research documents relations between social and mathematical activity as examined through social and digital media. Drawing upon complementary theoretical perspectives concerning social media and mathematical activity, this research investigated the participatory culture of mathematics pre-service teachers. Data suggest multiple social practices, including collective intelligence, distributed cognition, and appropriation, that were exhibited through a discursive classroom activity structure.
Effectiveness And Student Perceptions Of High-Enrolment Health Studies Online Courses, 2016 Boise State University
Effectiveness And Student Perceptions Of High-Enrolment Health Studies Online Courses, Ken-Zen Chen, Patrick R. Lowenthal, Christine Bauer
Patrick R. Lowenthal
Objective: In countries such as the USA, colleges and universities are focusing on how best to serve their students in tough fiscal times and a highly competitive marketplace. Boise State University has specifically focused on providing online courses as one option to meet student needs. However, more recently, Boise State began developing high-enrollment online courses to resolve bottlenecks in enrolments, while maintaining robust, interactive, and engaging learning experiences. Design: A mixed-method case study. Setting: Three high-enrollment health studies online courses offered at a 4-year university in Boise, Idaho, USA. Method: A systemic analysis of final course evaluations, student grades, and ...
The Social Media Instructional Design Model: A New Tool For Designing Instruction Using Social Media, 2016 Boise State University
The Social Media Instructional Design Model: A New Tool For Designing Instruction Using Social Media, Quincy Conley, Kent E. Sabo
Social media is a pervasive force in the lives of 21st century learners. Social media offers a user experience that encourages students to create and share new content while enabling communication unlike any other learning technology. In this paper, we explore how learning with social media could be more effective by leveraging appropriate learning theory and instructional design. We begin with examples of how social media is currently being used in educational contexts, and then review the available research that investigates the connections between social media and education. To understand how social media may be better utilized for learning ...
Integrating 3d Printing Across The Liberal Arts Curriculum, 2016 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Integrating 3d Printing Across The Liberal Arts Curriculum, Adam Konczewski, Jonathan Carlson, Aaron Utke
Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference
3D modeling technology is a great way to approach a broad range of educational pedagogies. Participants learned how to integrate 3D technology into your classroom. This presentation focused on the pedagogical applications of 3D printing and design in the classroom that we have implemented with chemistry, art and environmental studies faculty and students. During this intensive workshop participants learned how 3D printing and design can be used as a tool for creative problem solving.
Gaming As A Platform For Developing Science Practices, 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs
Gaming As A Platform For Developing Science Practices, Todd Campbell, Gayle Dowdle, Brett E. Shelton, Jeffrey Olsen, Max Longhurst, Harrison Beckett
Brett E. Shelton
Gaming, an integral part of many students’ lives outside school, can provide an engaging platform for focusing students on important disciplinary core concepts as an entry into developing students’ understanding of these concepts through science practices. This article highlights how S’cape can be used to support student learning aligned with the most recent standards documents. Through combining students’ initial engagement in a motivating gaming experience with a two-experiment scaffolded inquiry sequence enhanced with information literacy-targeted homework, this article reveals how support can be offered for asking questions, planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, constructing explanations, and ...
Staying Engaged After Retirement: History As A Focal Point, 2016 Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University
Staying Engaged After Retirement: History As A Focal Point, Roger Hiemstra Dr., Dr. Roger Hiemstra
IACE Hall of Fame Repository
The author uses his long interest in history to serve as a foundation for an active and fulfilling retirement after completing a career as a professor of adult education.
Mobile Inquiry-As-Play In Mathematics Teacher Education, 2016 School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
Mobile Inquiry-As-Play In Mathematics Teacher Education, Jeremiah I. Holden
This study aims to describe the feasibility of designing and fostering pre-service teacher inquiry at the intersection of community and disciplinary engagement. Mapping My Math (MMM), a game-based and mobile learning activity, guided pre-service teachers in playfully exploring mathematics featured in the everyday activities of people and places and creatively representing this inquiry with digital media.
This study draws from design-based research that examined the role of place, digital media and mobility in mathematics teacher education. Design narrative methods describe how MMM was created, implemented and refined to support disciplinary inquiry across settings given the evolution ...
How Debriefing Strategies Can Improve Student Motivation And Self-Efficacy In Game-Based Learning, 2016 Yildiz Technical University
How Debriefing Strategies Can Improve Student Motivation And Self-Efficacy In Game-Based Learning, Cigdem Uz Bilgin, Youngkyun Baek, Hyungsung Park
Debriefing is an important step in game-based learning environments. In the present study, the effect of different debriefing strategies in terms of two factors, grouping (self vs. team) and timing (in-game vs. post-game), was investigated on the motivation and self-efficacy levels of students. In a 2x2 ANOVA design, 62 sixth grade students were randomly assigned into two debriefing groups: self-debriefing and team debriefing. About half of members in each group performed either one of the two debriefing: in-game debriefing or post-game debriefing. Students in the self-debriefing as well as in the team-briefing group played the game three days a week ...
How To Incorporate Short Films To Activate 4 Skills, 2016 SIT Graduate Institute
How To Incorporate Short Films To Activate 4 Skills, Junko Kinomura
Just a few minutes might change someone’s life. There are a great number of heartwarming short films on the Internet. These films are waiting for your students to watch them. The presenter will guide participants on how to incorporate films into English lessons to enhance the learner’s intercultural communicative competence.
Modernizing The Integrated Approach: A Dynamic Teaching Method Using Podcasts And Multimedia Content, 2016 University of San Francisco
Modernizing The Integrated Approach: A Dynamic Teaching Method Using Podcasts And Multimedia Content, Justin T. Hughes
This project explores ways to create a curriculum in which multimedia and technology such as podcasts, streaming video, and online articles are utilized effectively in order to develop academic skills for adult international students, specifically those with the goal of attending an American university. Through this integrated approach that combines all of the essential language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), students will build confidence and thus become empowered and individualized learners. They will be able to attain mastery of an essential academic skill set that will assist them in attaining their goals in many different realms.
This project engages ...
Conceptual Model-Based Problem Solving: A Response To Intervention Program In Mathematics Problem Solving (Comps-Rti), Yan Ping Xin, Victor Chen, Signe E. Kastberg
Purdue P-12 Networking Summit & Poster Session
No abstract provided.
E-Learning Authoring Software Selection: How Do Instructional Designers Gain Competency Using And Selecting Appropriate Digital Media Development Tools?, Lisa Giacumo, Quincy Conley
Given the recent rapid innovation of e-learning authoring tools, academic programs responsible for preparing future training practitioners are faced with the difficult task of deciding how best to design curriculum for e-learning production skills for aspiring instructional designers and multimedia developers. To be able to appropriately design curriculum in academic programs, it would be valuable to know what tools experienced e-learning designers and developers frequently learn to use and how they select specific tools. This is important because, although many authoring tools advertise similar functionality, experienced instructional designers (IDs) and multimedia developers understand that there are subtle differences that need ...