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Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers 2016 Georgia Perimeter College

Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers

Journal of Research Initiatives

Discussion in the college classroom is an important and timely book for college level instructors who want to improve, revise, and deliver engaging courses across disciplines. The purpose of this work is to help college instructors understand the purpose behind fostering classroom discussions. Issues related to participation, classroom management, and class facilitation is discussed within this work. College instructors who teach face-to-face and online courses will find the content of this book useful. In the next section of this review, the reviewer provides a detailed overview of each chapter in the book and discusses the importance of this body of ...


Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe 2016 University of San Francisco

Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of what motivated college students—the Unplugged Students—to intentionally use their cell phones less and how they understood the impact that unplugging had on their interpersonal relationships and college experience. Nine undergraduate college students from four private schools were interviewed in one-on-one semi- structured interviews. These students, considered non-users, provided a particularly useful perspective as these students made a conscious choice to counteract social norms and experienced both being plugged in and unplugged. Cell phones and the act of unplugging proved to make up a complex and more nuanced ...


Internationalizing Teacher Education: A Case Study Of A School Of Education, Florence Bromfield 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

Internationalizing Teacher Education: A Case Study Of A School Of Education, Florence Bromfield

Capstone Collection

Schools of Education across the US are some of the furthest behind in the race to internationalize departments across campuses in higher education. What does this mean for students in the K-12 classroom? The purpose of this case study is to explore the internationalization of teacher education within the context of a medium-sized state university in the South-East of the US. Working with the School of Education on this campus, qualitative interviews and surveys were administered to faculty and pre-service teachers to understand the extent of internationalization at the university, and the needs of the K-12 classroom. For this research ...


Crossing Cultures In The Classroom (Repeat), Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo 2016 Andrews University

Crossing Cultures In The Classroom (Repeat), Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo

Faculty Institute

Andrews has one of the most diverse student populations in the US. This seminar will focus on how to use that cultural diversity to help students develop a healthy cultural sensitivity, attitudes of awareness and openness, and the intercultural skills needed for effective Christian living and mission in an increasingly multi-cultural world.


Integrating The Curriculum To Maximize Learning (Repeat), Sharon Aka 2016 Andrews University

Integrating The Curriculum To Maximize Learning (Repeat), Sharon Aka

Faculty Institute

This is an interactive session on how to deepen learning and critical thinking through vertical curriculum mapping. This session is especially recommended for departmental teams who tend to teach students in cohorts. Bring your program bulletin and course syllabuses to apply learning to your specific program.


Crossing Cultures In The Classroom, Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo 2016 Andrews University

Crossing Cultures In The Classroom, Cheryl D. Doss, Oscar Osindo

Faculty Institute

Andrews has one of the most diverse student populations in the US. This seminar will focus on how to use that cultural diversity to help students develop a healthy cultural sensitivity, attitudes of awareness and openness, and the intercultural skills needed for effective Christian living and mission in an increasingly multi-cultural world.


Integrating The Curriculum To Maximize Learning, Sharon Aka 2016 Andrews University

Integrating The Curriculum To Maximize Learning, Sharon Aka

Faculty Institute

This is an interactive session on how to deepen learning and critical thinking through vertical curriculum mapping. This session is especially recommended for departmental teams who tend to teach students in cohorts. Bring your program bulletin and course syllabuses to apply learning to your specific program.


Creating Art Patterns With Math And Code, Boyan Kostadinov 2016 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Creating Art Patterns With Math And Code, Boyan Kostadinov

Publications and Research

The goal of this talk is to showcase some visualization projects that we developed for a 3-day Code in R summer program, designed to inspire the creative side of our STEM students by engaging them with computational projects that we developed with the purpose of mixing calculus level math and code to create complex geometric patterns. One of the goals of this program was to attract more minority and female students into applied math and computer science majors.

The projects are designed to be implemented using the high-level, open-source and free computational environment R, a popular software in industry for ...


Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of A Peer Review Of Teaching (Prot) Initiative In Nursing Education, Diana R. Mager, Meredith W. Kazer, Jaclyn Cornelius, Joyce Shea, Doris T. Lippman, Roben Torosyan, Kathryn Nantz 2016 Fairfield University

Development, Implementation And Evaluation Of A Peer Review Of Teaching (Prot) Initiative In Nursing Education, Diana R. Mager, Meredith W. Kazer, Jaclyn Cornelius, Joyce Shea, Doris T. Lippman, Roben Torosyan, Kathryn Nantz

Diana Mager

For many years, an area of research in higher education has been emerging around the development and implementation of fair and effective peer evaluation programs. Recently, a new body of knowledge has developed regarding the development and implementation of fair and effective peer evaluation programs resulting in formative and summative evaluations. The purpose of this article is to describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a peer review of teaching (PRoT) program for nursing faculty, initiated at one small comprehensive university in the northeastern United States. Pairs of nursing faculty evaluated each other’s teaching, syllabi, and course materials after ...


Assessing Male Vs. Female Business Student Perceptions Of Plagiarism At A Southern Institution Of Higher Education, Daniel Adrian Doss, Russ Henley, Ursula Becker, David McElreath, Hilliard Lackey, Don Jones, Feng He, Mingyu Li, Shimin Lin 2016 Georgia Southern University

Assessing Male Vs. Female Business Student Perceptions Of Plagiarism At A Southern Institution Of Higher Education, Daniel Adrian Doss, Russ Henley, Ursula Becker, David Mcelreath, Hilliard Lackey, Don Jones, Feng He, Mingyu Li, Shimin Lin

Georgia Educational Researcher

Plagiarism, cheating, and academic dishonesty affect institutions of higher education. This study examines student perceptions of plagiarism within a Southern, Division-II teaching institution. This study employed a five-point Likert-scale to examine differences of perceptions between male versus female business students. Two statistically significant outcomes were observed between males and females involving the notions that plagiarism is perceived as a necessary evil and that plagiarism is illegal. Respectively, the analyses of the means showed that both male and female respondents tended toward disagreement concerning whether plagiarism is a necessary evil and neutrality regarding whether plagiarism is illegal.


Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman 2016 Iowa State University

Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman

Fredric Janzen

“The Iowa State University ADVANCE program is […] designed to create an infrastructure at ISU for transforming structures, cultures, and practices in ways that enable and support recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly qualified and cohesive faculty. This infrastructure is designed to include “top down” university policies and procedures as well as “bottom up” initiatives involving departmental work climate and strategies for improving recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty” (Bird and Hamrick 2008).

To this end, ISU ADVANCE: • collects base-line quantitative data on the faculty recruitment, retention and promotion, and on faculty work issues such as satisfaction with departmental work ...


An Examination Of The Potential Relationship Between Technology And Persistence Among At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco 2016 Western Kentucky University

An Examination Of The Potential Relationship Between Technology And Persistence Among At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco

Aaron Hughey

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 end of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared with those of ...


Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson 2016 Iowa State University

Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson

Holly Bender

BACKGROUND:

Computer-aided instruction (CAI) was developed to teach veterinary students how to make blood smears. This instruction was intended to replace the traditional instructional method in order to promote efficient use of faculty resources while maintaining learning outcomes and student satisfaction.

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a computer-aided blood smear tutorial on 1) instructor's teaching time, 2) students' ability to make blood smears, and 3) students' ability to recognize smear quality.

METHODS:

Three laboratory sessions for senior veterinary students were taught using traditional methods (control group) and 4 sessions were taught using ...


Exploring The Transition Experiences Of Successful International Undergraduate Students At A Public Research University In The Usa: The Impact On International Student Success And Retention, Laurie-Ann M. Spencer 2016 University of South Florida

Exploring The Transition Experiences Of Successful International Undergraduate Students At A Public Research University In The Usa: The Impact On International Student Success And Retention, Laurie-Ann M. Spencer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study utilized surveys, interviews and document review to explore the transition experiences of international students at a large, public research university, specifically as it relates to their persistence and success. Within the context of challenges that they face, the study examined factors that the students perceived as jeopardizing their success and further explored both institutional and personal factors these students perceived as enhancing their success and persistence.

Findings revealed that academic challenges tended to occur during the first year and included teaching styles, course-load/assignments, language issues, time management and understanding the US academic system. Social and cultural ...


Statement Of Integration Of Faith And The Engineering Discipline, Clinton E. Kohl 2016 Cedarville University

Statement Of Integration Of Faith And The Engineering Discipline, Clinton E. Kohl

Clinton Kohl, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Digital Storytelling As Poetic Reflection In Occupational Therapy Education: An Empirical Study, Lisebet S. Skarpaas, Grete Jamissen, Cecilie Krüger, Vigdis Holmberg, Pip Hardy 2016 Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HIOA), Norway; Presenter, Stavanger, Norway

Digital Storytelling As Poetic Reflection In Occupational Therapy Education: An Empirical Study, Lisebet S. Skarpaas, Grete Jamissen, Cecilie Krüger, Vigdis Holmberg, Pip Hardy

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Stories are powerful aids to reflection. Thus, the use of stories may be a pathway to enhanced reflective practice and clinical reasoning skills. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether and how digital storytelling can contribute to occupational therapy (OT) students’ learning through reflections on experiences from placement education. A cohort of OT students (n = 57) participated in a 2-day workshop to create digital stories. Data were generated through a questionnaire with a response rate of 100% of students who completed the workshop (n = 34). Quantitative analysis methods were used to reveal a level of agreement in the ...


The Explorations Program: Benefits Of Single-Session, Research- Focused Classes For Students And Postdoctoral Instructors, Jeremy L. Hsu, Anna M. Wrona, Sarah E. Brownell, Waheeda Khalfan 2016 Chapman University

The Explorations Program: Benefits Of Single-Session, Research- Focused Classes For Students And Postdoctoral Instructors, Jeremy L. Hsu, Anna M. Wrona, Sarah E. Brownell, Waheeda Khalfan

Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles and Research

We present an update to Explorations, a program at Stanford University that allows undergraduates in an introductory biology course to explore specialized topics in the biological sciences while providing graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the unique opportunity to develop and teach single-session, research-focused classes. We provide an assessment of eight iterations of the program, using program attendance, student and instructor evaluations, senior exit surveys, course grades, and completion of undergraduate honors theses to assess the impact of our program on students and instructors. Students rated their experiences highly, and most reported that the program had a positive impact on their ...


Using Atlas.Ti To Facilitate Data Analysis For A Systematic Review Of Leadership Competencies In The Completion Of A Doctoral Dissertation, John Kennedy Lewis 2016 Salve Regina University

Using Atlas.Ti To Facilitate Data Analysis For A Systematic Review Of Leadership Competencies In The Completion Of A Doctoral Dissertation, John Kennedy Lewis

Faculty and Staff - Articles & Papers

The author used ATLAS.ti to conduct a systematic review of the literature on leadership competencies in fields undergoing rapid change to complete his dissertation. Studies were imported to ATLAS.ti for first, second and third stage analysis which led to the creation of final themes and concepts. The use of ATLAS.ti for coding encouraged a cyclical and iterative approach to data analysis that would have been difficult to accomplish through note cards, word processing, or spreadsheet applications. ATLAS.ti assisted with using meta-ethnography as the means of synthesizing both qualitative and quantitative research. ATLAS.ti provided the ability ...


Editorial: On Genuine Dialogue, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: On Genuine Dialogue, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


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