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Localization Of Open Educational Resources (Oer) In Nepal: Strategies Of Himalayan Knowledge-Workers, Tiffany Ivins 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Localization Of Open Educational Resources (Oer) In Nepal: Strategies Of Himalayan Knowledge-Workers, Tiffany Ivins

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This dissertation examines localization of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Himalayan community technology centers of Nepal. Specifically, I examine strategies and practices that local knowledge-workers utilize in order to localize educational content for the disparate needs, interests, and ability-levels of learners in rural villages. This study draws on insights from non-formal education (NFE) stakeholders in Nepal, including government, UN, international and national NGOs, local knowledge-workers, and learners from different villages. I specifically focus on a sample of seven technology centers to better understand how localization is defined, designed, and executed at a ground level. I illuminate obstacles knowledge-workers face while ...


Characteristics Of Problems For Problem-Based Learning: The Students’ Perspective, Nachamma Sockalingam, Henk G. Schmidt 2011 Republic Polytechnic

Characteristics Of Problems For Problem-Based Learning: The Students’ Perspective, Nachamma Sockalingam, Henk G. Schmidt

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

This study aimed to identify salient problem characteristics perceived by students in problem-based curricula. To this end, reflective essays from biomedical students (N = 34) on characteristics of good problems were text analyzed. Students identified eleven characteristics, of which they found the extent to which the problem leads to desired learning outcomes as the most important characteristic. The extent to which the problem stimulates elaboration and the extent to which the problem promotes team effort were considered to be the least important problem characteristics. We clustered the eleven characteristics into two categories, “features” or “functions,” based on the perceived roles of ...


Bookgrowl: Podcasting Back To The Campus, Frederic W. Murray 2011 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Bookgrowl: Podcasting Back To The Campus, Frederic W. Murray

Faculty Articles & Research

No abstract provided.


Ua3/9 Great Colleges To Work For Program Survey, WKU President's Office, Gary Ransdell 2011 Western Kentucky University

Ua3/9 Great Colleges To Work For Program Survey, Wku President's Office, Gary Ransdell

WKU Archives Records

Memo from President Gary Ransdell to the faculty and staff regarding the Chronicle of Higher Education great colleges work survey.


Mcgowan Poetry Comes To Life In Reading, Composition, Rachel Hatch 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Mcgowan Poetry Comes To Life In Reading, Composition, Rachel Hatch

News and Events

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2011-03-16 Undergraduate Committee Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate. 2011 Morehead State University

2011-03-16 Undergraduate Committee Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Faculty Senate.

Faculty Senate Records

Undergraduate Committee Meeting Minutes for March 16, 2011.


Formative Evaluation Of Three Lds Videos On Teaching Improvement, Danielle Jorgensen Macfarlane 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Formative Evaluation Of Three Lds Videos On Teaching Improvement, Danielle Jorgensen Macfarlane

All Theses and Dissertations

The Sunday School General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a new effort in 2010 to improve gospel learning and teaching by producing a series of short video vignettes illustrating teaching principles. This formative evaluation was conducted during the development process to determine how teachers and leaders in the Church might use these videos and the degree to which they feel the videos might be useful in improving their own teaching. Results show that in general the vignettes were well received. The majority of participants rated the videos as relevant to their needs—noting specific ...


The More They Read, The More They Can Read, Nolan Weil 2011 Utah State University

The More They Read, The More They Can Read, Nolan Weil

Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

We learn to read by reading, but improvement requires consistency and takes time. Extensive reading is not the silver bullet. Multiple approaches are necessary to promote high levels of L2 reading proficiency, but extensive reading is a vital component.


Faculty Challenges In Supervising Undergraduate Research, Amy M. Buddie 2011 Kennesaw State University

Faculty Challenges In Supervising Undergraduate Research, Amy M. Buddie

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

A presentation on the forthcoming Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research.

More information at http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/kjur


Teaching Use Of Digital Primary Sources For K-12 Settings, Anne R. Diekema, Heather Leary, Sheri Haderlie, Cheryl D. Walters 2011 Utah State University

Teaching Use Of Digital Primary Sources For K-12 Settings, Anne R. Diekema, Heather Leary, Sheri Haderlie, Cheryl D. Walters

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

This paper describes learning outcomes of a three-day workshop on integrating primary sources into K-12 teaching. The short curriculum — intended for teams of teachers and school librarians — combined visits to a museum and a library's special collections with an introduction to significant national and local digital collections of primary sources. The paper draws on focus group data, reflection papers, and a conference presentation by the workshop participants as well as curricular artifacts presented to the workshop instructors. Using their workshop experience, teachers integrated digitized primary sources into their curricula thereby creating quality instructional content that engaged students' interest. School ...


Connecting People With Online Resources: The Instructional Architect (Pbl), Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary, Linda Sellers, Lei Ye, M. Robertshaw 2011 Utah State University

Connecting People With Online Resources: The Instructional Architect (Pbl), Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary, Linda Sellers, Lei Ye, M. Robertshaw

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

The National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) has funded a large initiative to catalog collections of high-quality online resources into the National Science Digital Library (nsdl.org). The mission of the NSDL is to help improve education for all teachers and students. The purpose of this module is to help you find high-quality online resources, learn strategies for incorporating them into a free software tool called the Instructional Architect, and use these projects in an instructional situation. In this module, you will learn to access online resources and to use tools to help solve instructional or learning problems or issues that ...


Connecting People With Online Resources: The Instructional Architect (Technology), Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary, Linda Sellers, Lei Ye, M. Robertshaw 2011 Utah State University

Connecting People With Online Resources: The Instructional Architect (Technology), Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary, Linda Sellers, Lei Ye, M. Robertshaw

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

The National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) has funded a large initiative to catalog collections of high-quality online resources into the National Science Digital Library (nsdl.org). The mission of the NSDL is to help improve education for all teachers and students. The purpose of this module is to help you find high-quality online resources, learn strategies for incorporating them into a free software tool called the Instructional Architect, and use these projects in an instructional situation. In this module, you will learn to access online resources and to use tools to help solve instructional or learning problems or issues that ...


Consortia Efforts: The Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal, Laura Burtle 2011 Georgia State University

Consortia Efforts: The Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal, Laura Burtle

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

A presentation on CAA Undergraduate Research Journal, housed at Georgia State's institutional repository.

More information at http://digitalarchive.gsu.edu/caaurj


Georgia Knowledge Repository: Potential For The State, Marlee Givens 2011 Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus

Georgia Knowledge Repository: Potential For The State, Marlee Givens

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

A presentation on the Georgia Knowledge Repository, a search engine of Georgia-based institutional repositories.

More information at http://www.library.gatech.edu/gkr/


Illuminating Undergraduate Scholarship And Creative Activity: The Illinois Wesleyan Experience, Stephanie Davis-Kahl 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Illuminating Undergraduate Scholarship And Creative Activity: The Illinois Wesleyan Experience, Stephanie Davis-Kahl

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

A presentation on undergraduate research and its incorporation into the Illinois Wesleyan institutional repository.

More information at http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/


Underfunded And Understaffed: A Ground-Level View Of Ir Creation In Difficult Times, John Davison 2011 OhioLINK

Underfunded And Understaffed: A Ground-Level View Of Ir Creation In Difficult Times, John Davison

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

A discussion of the creation of OhioLINK, the institutional repository system for the Ohio University system.

More information at http://drc.ohiolink.edu/


The Social Production Of Knowledge In The 21st Century: Undergraduate Research In Scholarly Communication, Geri Bunker Ingram 2011 OCLC Digital Collection Services

The Social Production Of Knowledge In The 21st Century: Undergraduate Research In Scholarly Communication, Geri Bunker Ingram

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

A presentation on undergraduate research at various universities, and its collection into OCLC.

http://www.oclc.org/gateway/


Student Scholarly Publishing: Obstacles And Opportunities, Tim Tamminga 2011 Berkeley Electronic Press

Student Scholarly Publishing: Obstacles And Opportunities, Tim Tamminga

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

A presentation on the institutional repository system powered by Berkeley Electronic Press.

More information at http://www.bepress.com/ir/


Keynote Address: Defining Dimensions Of Undergraduate Research, Nancy Hensel 2011 Council on Undergraduate Research

Keynote Address: Defining Dimensions Of Undergraduate Research, Nancy Hensel

Giving Undergraduate Research a Worldwide Voice: Institutional Repositories as Publishers

Keynote address to the conference, focusing on undergraduate education and the difference it can make in a college experience.

More information at http://www.cur.org


Life Lessons, Delivered For Gvsu's 50th Anniversary On March 15, 2011, Arend D. Lubbers 2011 Grand Valley State University

Life Lessons, Delivered For Gvsu's 50th Anniversary On March 15, 2011, Arend D. Lubbers

Presidential Speeches

Life Lessons, delivered for GVSU's 50th Anniversary on March 15, 2011 by Arend D. Lubbers, who served as President of Grand Valley from 1969-2001.


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