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National Assessment Program : Ict Literacy Technical Report, Eveline Gebhardt, Julian Fraillon, Wolfram Schulz, Kate O'Malley, Chris Freeman, Martin Murphy, John Ainley 2011 ACER

National Assessment Program : Ict Literacy Technical Report, Eveline Gebhardt, Julian Fraillon, Wolfram Schulz, Kate O'Malley, Chris Freeman, Martin Murphy, John Ainley

Eveline Gebhardt

This report is concerned with procedures, processes and technical aspects of the National Assessment Program - ICT Literacy 2011 Literacy (NAP - ICTL 2011) and should be read in conjunction with the Public Report from Literacy NAP - ICTL 2011 which focuses on results and interpretation of results from that assessment. The first cycle of the NAP - ICTL was held in 2005 and provided the baseline against which future performance would be compared. The second cycle of the program was conducted in 2008 and was the first cycle where trends in performance were able to be examined.


Employing Critical Reflection In An Online Emergency Services Course, R Maxfield, John Fisher 2011 Utah Valley University

Employing Critical Reflection In An Online Emergency Services Course, R Maxfield, John Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

Non-traditional students in an online course in Homeland Security used the DEAL model of critical reflection to describe (a) what they learned, (b) how they learned it, (c)why it matters, and (d) what they will do with what they learned. Online discussion of readings proved to be the most effective learning technique used in the course because it incorporated reflective practices and allowed application of real-life experiences.


Book Review -- Writing Assessment And The Revolution In Digital Texts And Technologies, Jeanne Bohannon 2011 Kennesaw State University

Book Review -- Writing Assessment And The Revolution In Digital Texts And Technologies, Jeanne Bohannon

Jeanne Law Bohannon

No abstract provided.


Pedagogy Of Vulnerability: Self-Disclosure In Faculty Development For Diversity, Edward Brantmeier 2011 James Madison University

Pedagogy Of Vulnerability: Self-Disclosure In Faculty Development For Diversity, Edward Brantmeier

Edward J. Brantmeier

No abstract provided.


A Critical Analysis Of Social Hierarchies In Children’S Television., Mary Christianakis 2011 Occidental College

A Critical Analysis Of Social Hierarchies In Children’S Television., Mary Christianakis

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


Things I Didn’T Know That I Didn’T Know About Student Blogging, Mark McDayter 2011 University of Western Ontario

Things I Didn’T Know That I Didn’T Know About Student Blogging, Mark Mcdayter

Mark McDayter

An expanded and referenced version of a presentation on the subject of student blogging in postsecondary education. Includes a discussion of blogging rubrics for students and criteria for evaluation.


Using Multi-Instructional Teaching And Technology-Supported Active Learning Strategies To Enhance Student Engagement, Norman Powell, Roger Cleveland, Sherwood Thompson, Timothy Forde 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Using Multi-Instructional Teaching And Technology-Supported Active Learning Strategies To Enhance Student Engagement, Norman Powell, Roger Cleveland, Sherwood Thompson, Timothy Forde

Sherwood Thompson

University professors are developing an increasing awareness of how creative teaching is contributing to active learning in the classroom. Much is being learned from research that explores the significance of engaging students in activities designed to increase their learning. This article examines essential components of active learning, discusses ways in which multi-instructional teaching and technology can be used to generate active learning in the classroom, and provides examples of strategies, models, and tools that can be implemented to enhance student engagement and active learning in today's classroom


Can 3d Visualization Assist In Young Children’S Understanding Of Sun-Earth-Moon System?, Zeynep Isik-Ercan, Beomjin Kim, Jeff Nowak 2011 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Can 3d Visualization Assist In Young Children’S Understanding Of Sun-Earth-Moon System?, Zeynep Isik-Ercan, Beomjin Kim, Jeff Nowak

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

This research-in-progress investigates how the usage of technology, specifically three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic vision, might support astronomy learning in primary grades. 3D stereoscopic vision might be an effective means to observe the relationships among space objects through simulations. In order to explore this presumption, this pilot study examines how 3D stereoscopic vision might enhance urban second graders’ understanding of (a) the shape of Sun, Moon, and Earth, (b) how day and night alternate, and (c) how Moon appears in different shapes. Currently, Indiana state standards for science do not suggest the teaching of these astronomical concepts explicitly before fourth grade ...


The Effects Of An Interactive Software Agent On Student Affective Dynamics While Using An Intelligent Tutoring System, Ryan Baker, Ma.Mercedes Rodrigo, Jenilyn Agapito, Julieta Nabos, Ma.Concepcion Repalam, Salvador Reyes, Maria Ofelia San Pedro 2011 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Effects Of An Interactive Software Agent On Student Affective Dynamics While Using An Intelligent Tutoring System, Ryan Baker, Ma.Mercedes Rodrigo, Jenilyn Agapito, Julieta Nabos, Ma.Concepcion Repalam, Salvador Reyes, Maria Ofelia San Pedro

Ryan S.J.d. Baker

We study the affective states exhibited by students using an intelligent tutoring system for Scatterplots with and without an interactive software agent, Scooter the Tutor. Scooter the Tutor had been previously shown to lead to improved learning outcomes as compared to the same tutoring system without Scooter. We found that affective states and transitions between affective states were very similar among students in both conditions. With the exception of the “neutral state”, no affective state occurred significantly more in one condition over the other. Boredom, confusion, and engaged concentration persisted in both conditions, representing both “virtuous cycles” and “vicious cycles ...


“No Free Rides, No Excuses”: Urban Working Class Students And The Myth Of Meritocracy On Film, Mary Christianakis, Richard Mora 2011 Occidental College

“No Free Rides, No Excuses”: Urban Working Class Students And The Myth Of Meritocracy On Film, Mary Christianakis, Richard Mora

Mary Christianakis

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Child Care Subsidies And Children’S Cognitive, Laura Hawkinson, Andrew Griffen, Nianbo Dong, REBECCA MAYNARD 2011 University of Tokyo

The Relationship Between Child Care Subsidies And Children’S Cognitive, Laura Hawkinson, Andrew Griffen, Nianbo Dong, Rebecca Maynard

REBECCA A MAYNARD

Child care subsidies help low-income families pay for child care while parents work or study. Few studies have examined the effects of child care subsidy use on child development, and no studies have done so controlling for prior cognitive skills. We use rich, longitudinal data from the ECLS-B data set to estimate the relationship between child care subsidy use and school readiness, using value-added regression models as well as parametric and non-parametric models with propensity score matching. Compared to a diverse group of subsidy non-recipients in various types of non-parental care as well as parental care only, we find that ...


The Knowledge And Innovation Associate, Shannon Kelly 2011 University of Pennsylvania

The Knowledge And Innovation Associate, Shannon Kelly

Shannon C Kelly

knowledge. innovation. these two areas define my work in higher education and social media. they also pique my interest. a lot. this blog is a space to discuss all of the above. the views there are my own.


Comparison The Effects Of Communication And Conflict Resolution Skills Training On Marital Satisfaction, Siti Hassan 2011 Universiti Putra Malaysia

Comparison The Effects Of Communication And Conflict Resolution Skills Training On Marital Satisfaction, Siti Hassan

Siti Aishah Hassan Ph.D.

The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of communication and conflict resolution skills training on marital satisfaction among Iranian couples based on PREPARE-ENRICH program. In this study, marital satisfaction was measured by ENRICH Marital Satisfaction. The methodology of this study was experimental method; with pre-test, post-test, and control group design. Purposive sampling was conducted to select the sample that was included 54 couples who were consisted of all couples referred to the researcher by counselling centres. The referrals were done for about two months in 2009. These couples were randomly assigned to an experimental and a control ...


Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Effects Of Early Experience On Food Acceptance In A Colony Of Adult Research Cats: A Preliminary Study, B Hamper, B Rohrbach, Claudia Kirk, Angela Lusby, Joe Bartges

Claudia A Kirk

Acceptance of feline commercial canned and raw-type moist foods was evaluated in 18 adult cats with and without dietary pre-exposure to the same moist foods in the postweaning period. We hypothesized that cats pre-exposed to moist foods would readily accept canned or raw foods on re-exposure as adults, despite consuming a commercial expanded dry food for a period of 7-23 months. A total of 13 cats were fed 1 of 3 moist foods (commercial canned, commercial raw, or homemade raw foods) exclusively between 9 and 20 weeks of age (exposed), and 5 adult cats were offered only dry food during ...


The Helping Process: Assessment To Termination, Tricia McClam, Marianne Woodside 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Helping Process: Assessment To Termination, Tricia Mcclam, Marianne Woodside

Tricia McClam

Integrating a unique conceptual- and skills-based approach, HELPING PROCESS: ASSESSMENT TO TERMINATION presents the methodology of the helping process as it is practiced in the human service field. It is thoroughly grounded in strength-based helping. Featuring a multicultural emphasis throughout, it details the helping process using quotes, in-depth case studies, vignettes, and examples from front-line service providers such as counselors, case managers, and social workers to illustrate and reinforce key concepts.


Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein 2011 Illinois Wesleyan University

Childhood, Youth, And Globalization: Some Theoretical Perspectives With Reflections On China, Irving Epstein

Irving Epstein

This chapter, part of a collection honoring Ruth Hayhoe, is an examination of how consumerism and globalization impacts children and youth in China. The book is available in The Ames Library collection. More information about the book can be found on the publisher's website.


Tmi! Harnessing And Taming The Wealth Of Information With Mobile Devices, joyce lazier, Samantha Birk 2011 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Tmi! Harnessing And Taming The Wealth Of Information With Mobile Devices, Joyce Lazier, Samantha Birk

joyce lazier

A showcase of the collaborative and creative power of the iPad to re-invision the classroom and better engage the student.


Perfil Formativo Generado En Los Entornos Cscl: Un Estudio De Caso, Ivan Jorrín Abellán 2011 Kennesaw State University

Perfil Formativo Generado En Los Entornos Cscl: Un Estudio De Caso, Ivan Jorrín Abellán

Ivan M. Jorrín Abellán

En este trabajo se presenta el "Perfil Formativo aplicable a espacios de enseñanza-aprendizaje CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning)" que ha emergido del estudio profundo de la asignatura de Arquitectura de Ordenadores de 4º Curso de la titulación de Ingeniería en Telecomunicación en la Universidad de Valladolid durante cuatro cursos académicos. Esta tesis doctoral plantea un conjunto de recomendaciones prácticas experienciales que los practicantes de este tipo de ambientes colaborativos pueden aplicar a sus procesos de diseño y puesta en práctica de espacios CSCL. Del estudio de caso analizado emergen también una propuesta de esquema de diseño de espacios CSCL, y ...


Ten Hypotheses About Tolerance Among Latin American Adolescents, Daniel Caro, Wolfram Schulz 2011 University of Oxford

Ten Hypotheses About Tolerance Among Latin American Adolescents, Daniel Caro, Wolfram Schulz

Dr Wolfram Schulz

Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, race, mental and/or physical disability, religious background, HIV/AIDS status, and ethnic origin affects the well-being of minorities and society in general. Recent research in North America underscores the importance of contact with diverse networks, intergroup discussions, a social dominance orientation, religious beliefs, and the school climate, among other factors, to explain tolerance for minorities. Theoretical and empirical work in Latin America is less extensive and has been limited by the lack of quantitative data. This article evaluates 10 different hypotheses about tolerance, using data from eighth-grade students in six Latin American ...


Fit-To-Model Statistics For Evaluating Quality Of Bayesian Student Ability Estimation, Ling Tan 2011 ACER

Fit-To-Model Statistics For Evaluating Quality Of Bayesian Student Ability Estimation, Ling Tan

Dr Ling Tan

Bayesian ability estimation is a statistical inferential framework constructed from a measurement model and a prior knowledge model. It is attractive in practice because Bayesian estimation methods offer an elegant way to incorporate appropriate knowledge on target ability distribution in order to improve the accuracy of ability estimation, when there are uncertainties or errors in observable data. One hurdle for applying Bayesian-based methods is evaluating the validity of Bayesian ability estimates at individual-level. This study investigated a class of fit-to-model statistics for quantifying the evidence used in learning Bayesian estimates. The relationship between fit-to-model statistics and root mean square error ...


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