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Technical Problem Based E-Language Instruction For Vocational Students, Eleni Papantoniou, Thanasis Hadzilacos Jan 2016

Technical Problem Based E-Language Instruction For Vocational Students, Eleni Papantoniou, Thanasis Hadzilacos

Eleni Papantoniou

We discuss an intervention in mother language instruction in a Greek Vocational Lyceum combining Web 2.0 tools with electronic writing pedagogy. During a full school year (2012-13), forty six 11th grade students with typically low literacy skills participated, randomly separated in control and experimental group. The latter systematically dealt with Technical Problem Solving and completed online (Edmodo) increasingly complex writing tasks. Encouraged to reflect on and solve technical problems, they activated language skills for communicating their solutions through the synthesis of technical text-genres. Meanwhile the control group followed the conventional teaching method using the usual literary texts. Pre and ...


The Adoption Of The Monarch Room As An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion In Addressing School Discipline Issues Among Court-Involved Youth, Angelique G. Day Jan 2016

The Adoption Of The Monarch Room As An Alternative To Suspension And Expulsion In Addressing School Discipline Issues Among Court-Involved Youth, Angelique G. Day

Angelique G Day

Suspension/expulsion is commonly used in schools, yet these practices can adversely affect students’ education well-being and do not improve student behavior. This study assesses the impact of the Monarch Room (MR) intervention, a trauma-informed alternative to school discipline suspension/expulsion policies, among a sample of 719 court-involved girls placed in residential care and enrolled in a public, chartered strict discipline academy over a three year period. MR use significantly decreased reliance on suspension/expulsion in addressing problematic behavior. School mobility and race were significant predictors of MR use, while school absences were not. Implications for policy and practice are ...


Media And Communications, Joel M. Drotts Esq. Dec 2015

Media And Communications, Joel M. Drotts Esq.

Joel M. Drotts Esq.

The media theories project.


Pilot Study For Validity And Reliability Of An Aptitude Test, Bahram Kazemian Sep 2015

Pilot Study For Validity And Reliability Of An Aptitude Test, Bahram Kazemian

Bahram Kazemian

The study was conducted in the department of the English University of Gujrat during Spring- 2012 semester. A question paper was designed to check the aptitude of the intermediate students of population 25. There were three sections; Grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension, in the question paper. Section: A (Grammar) was proved valid with 84.33 % of validity. The validity of Section: B (vocabulary) and Section C (reading comprehension) were 91.64 % and 52.00 respectively. As a whole, the validity of all the questions was 75.99 %. Thus, the designed aptitude test may be considered reliable.


Yakimowski Named Assistant Dean For Assessment In Its College Of Education, Mary E. Yakimowski Aug 2015

Yakimowski Named Assistant Dean For Assessment In Its College Of Education, Mary E. Yakimowski

Mary E. Yakimowski

Mary E. Yakimowski has been named assistant dean for assessment at Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education (FCE). In this new role, Yakimowski will provide leadership in the development, implementation and administration of a comprehensive assessment system for FCE students and programs.


Best Practices For Student Learning Assessment In Smaller-Sized Undergraduate Mass Communication Programs, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Aug 2015

Best Practices For Student Learning Assessment In Smaller-Sized Undergraduate Mass Communication Programs, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Assessment of student learning in higher education is no longer optional, because the public increasingly expects universities to spend less and produce more. Generating detailed, meaningful assessment is challenging, particularly for smaller-sized mass communication programs with limited resources. Mass communication-focused assessment literature is scarce. This best practices essay reviews other research to illustrate proven examples of ways to assess simply and effectively in undergraduate mass communication programs to achieve maximum faculty support and curriculum improvement.


Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih May 2015

Learning Outcomes Assessment At American Library Association Accredited Master’S Programs In Library And Information Studies, Win Shih

Win Shih

There is an increasing emphasis on learning outcomes assessment in the accreditation process in higher education in general and in library education specifically. This mixed methods study investigated the practice of outcomes assessment at master’s programs in library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association in the United States and Canada. Six salient themes emerged from the survey responses of Accreditation Liaison officers and the content analysis of 12 program presentations of MLIS programs. First, outcomes assessment has taken hold at MLIS programs in which 93% of programs have adopting a common set of learning goals and ...


Pre And Post Survey-Based Prediction Of Results From Student Characteristics, Jared Estad, Michael Kuehn, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim Apr 2015

Pre And Post Survey-Based Prediction Of Results From Student Characteristics, Jared Estad, Michael Kuehn, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim

Jeremy Straub

This study was created to compare a large data set of students class surveys. In this data set, there exist both pre- and post-survey data. A set of knowledge based questions exist at the end of the survey. Our intention is to use the other data with in each survey to predict based on a singular set of pre-survey data a students potential for success throughout the course. As such, we need to account for data on the pre-survey and its knowledge based questions. Then, we need to account for how this data may interact with the data on the ...


Course Outcome Prediction Using An Expert System, Michael Kuehn, Jared Estad, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim Apr 2015

Course Outcome Prediction Using An Expert System, Michael Kuehn, Jared Estad, Jeremy Straub, Eunjin Kim

Jeremy Straub

Determining how well a student will perform in a course based on their prior knowledge of the course material and other factors may help determine student placement and the need for remedial instruction. This poster presents work on the creation of an expert system that attempts to predict a student’s performance based on a pre-evaluation test and responses to background preparation questions. This work utilizes data from prior students to train and test the system.


Student Learning In High-Impact Practice Mass Communication Courses, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Apr 2015

Student Learning In High-Impact Practice Mass Communication Courses, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

College and university high-impact practice (HIP) courses involve students in intensive values-focused learning inside and/ or outside of the traditional classroom environment. Much research has documented that participation in HIPs increases student retention and graduation rates. At the same time, the nontraditional learning structure of an HIP course can complicate a thorough assessment of student learning. Anecdotal evidence reflects strong involvement in HIPs by mass communication programs, although communication efforts in this regard are not as well documented in the literature as efforts in other fields. This essay briefly defines HIPs and presents an appropriate theory that would guide HIPs ...


Students' Knowledge And Perceived Confidence In An Interdisciplinary Experiential-Learning Environment, Lee J. Florea, Adam J. Kuban, Michelle O'Malley Apr 2015

Students' Knowledge And Perceived Confidence In An Interdisciplinary Experiential-Learning Environment, Lee J. Florea, Adam J. Kuban, Michelle O'Malley

Lee J Florea, PhD, P.G.

Experiential-learning theory suggests that students acquire knowledge through hands-on learning environments, and aspiring journalists need a setting where they can experience science — its process(es) as well as how to report empirical findings. Researchers utilized pre/post questionnaires, field-notebook evaluation, and focus-group analysis as methods to assess an interdisciplinary, experiential course that combined science and media undergraduates. Results revealed students valued procedural over fact-based knowledge. Students also indicated increased perceived confidence—even when they answered questions incorrectly.


8 Steps To Improving Learning And Teaching Through Education Technology Research, Shelley Kinash Mar 2015

8 Steps To Improving Learning And Teaching Through Education Technology Research, Shelley Kinash

Shelley Kinash

Extract: One of the key differentiating characteristics of quality schools and universities is their distinctive value proposition in the area of learning and teaching. Quality schools and universities strive to make an outstanding contribution to student learning, engagement and the overall student experience.As leaders in learning and teaching, teachers have an opportunity (and some would say an obligation) to build and share new knowledge and application with others to advance the overall sector of education. Learning and teaching has become a national pillar of renowned research excellence. One of the content areas where Australian researchers have made a particularly ...


Does A Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis Of Malaysian Highly Cited And Review Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, H. Ebrahimian, Maryam Mousavi, Farzad Tahriri Feb 2015

Does A Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis Of Malaysian Highly Cited And Review Papers, Nader Ale Ebrahim, H. Ebrahimian, Maryam Mousavi, Farzad Tahriri

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Earlier publications have shown that the number of references as well as the number of received citations are field-dependent. Consequently, a long reference list may lead to more citations. The purpose of this article is to study the concrete relationship between number of references and citation counts. This article tries to find an answer for the concrete case of Malaysian highly cited papers and Malaysian review papers. Malaysian paper is a paper with at least one Malaysian affiliation. A total of 2466 papers consisting of two sets, namely 1966 review papers and 500 highly-cited articles, are studied. The statistical analysis ...


Trends In Research Collaboration: Experiences In Tanzanian Institutions Of Higher Learning, Baraka M. Ngussa, Mussa S. Muneja Jan 2015

Trends In Research Collaboration: Experiences In Tanzanian Institutions Of Higher Learning, Baraka M. Ngussa, Mussa S. Muneja

Mussa Muneja

This study investigated trends in research collaborative network among Tanzanian institutions of higher learning. The study focused primarily on online journals based on the fact that they can be easily accessed and stored as compared to print media. It employed a concept analysis design because it didn’t make use of field-based study. It used convenience sampling to get 118 online Journals authored by educators in Tanzanian institutions of higher learning. The findings indicate the majority of sampled articles were authored without collaboration, an aspect that reduces research quality and credibility. It is also worth noting that majority of collaborative ...


Enhance Alphabet Knowledge, Ana Paz Jan 2015

Enhance Alphabet Knowledge, Ana Paz

Ana Paz

Providing a child the opportunity to succeed in school is a main worry of parents and teachers. When children are able to connect letters with their corresponding sounds allows for literacy to grow. Using Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge (EAK) instruction will allow children to evolve their literacy skills by connecting. Connecting alphabet knowledge in four year old children can allow for pre-reading skills to emerge early. By focusing on daily enhanced alphabet knowledge lessons children will be able to connect upper case letters and lower case letters with their corresponding sounds. Children will also have the ability in identifying print-awareness.


Investigating Learners' Grammatical English Relative Pronouns Through The Interactionist Model Of Dynamic Assessment Based On A Sandwich Format, Ali Taghinezhad Jan 2015

Investigating Learners' Grammatical English Relative Pronouns Through The Interactionist Model Of Dynamic Assessment Based On A Sandwich Format, Ali Taghinezhad

Ali Taghinezhad

ABSTRACT The present study is an attempt to investigate the effect of the interactionist model of dynamic assessment on the learners' grammatical knowledge of English relative pronouns through a sandwich format. To this end, 60 learners from Navid Language Institute in Shiraz, Iran were randomly selected; and also were assigned into two homogeneous groups. In this study, 30 learners were from the teenager department and the rest were from the adult department. Then, the three aspects of a sandwich format through the interactionist model of dynamic assessment (DA) were conducted in both departments. The independent sample t-test was used to ...


Working With Traumatized Students: Measures To Assess School Staff Perceptions, Awareness, And Instructional Responses, Angelique G. Day Jan 2015

Working With Traumatized Students: Measures To Assess School Staff Perceptions, Awareness, And Instructional Responses, Angelique G. Day

Angelique G Day

This preliminary research provides the psychometric properties of three instruments that assess school staff perceptions of student behavior (TPSB), awareness of trauma (TTS), and responses to student behavior (TRSB). Validity and reliability were established for these measures using a sample of 26 school staff members. Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient for the TPSB resulted in α = 0.83 for both its “acting out” and “shutting down” subscales. The TTS had α = 0.91. TRSB resulted in α = 0.79 for the “acting out” subscale and α = 0.81 for the “shutting down” subscale. These measures may be useful in ...


Is Three A Crowd? Exploring The Development And Satisfaction Of Students In Triples, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa Jan 2015

Is Three A Crowd? Exploring The Development And Satisfaction Of Students In Triples, Larry D. Long, Kyle Kujawa

Larry D. Long

Tripling, the assignment of a third resident to a room designed for two, is a common practice at many colleges and universities across the United States. Most of the research on tripling was conducted three or four decades ago, and research exploring how living in a triple affects the educational gains and satisfaction of college students is limited. The researchers compared the residential experience of residence hall residents who lived in standard double rooms to the experience of residents who lived in triples. The results revealed the residential experience of students in triples was comparable to the experience of students ...


El Proyecto Educativo Sep-Snte Y La Prueba Enlace, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez Jan 2015

El Proyecto Educativo Sep-Snte Y La Prueba Enlace, Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

Roberto Rodríguez-Gómez

El ensayo aborda el contexto de implementación de la política de evaluación docente desarrollada en los últimos años mediante un sistema de interacciones políticas entre la autoridad educativa y el gremio magisterial


The Voice Of The Child In The Early Childhood Education Research In Australia And New Zealand: A Systematic Review, Qilong Zhang Dr. Jan 2015

The Voice Of The Child In The Early Childhood Education Research In Australia And New Zealand: A Systematic Review, Qilong Zhang Dr.

Qilong Zhang Dr.

This literature review covers journal articles reporting early childhood education (ECE) research in Australia and New Zealand in the past 10 years and it has found that: (1) Nearly half of the articles lacked child-related data with an explicit or implied justification, while less than one-tenth failed to include child-related data with no justification; (2) Over one-third of the articles addressed the voice of the child, while less than one-tenth included child-related data for assessment purpose. A typology of the voice of the child has evolved from the review and it includes: pseudo voice (engendered by assessing the child), inferred ...


نمونه پروپوزال 2, Mahdi Amirzadeh Jan 2015

نمونه پروپوزال 2, Mahdi Amirzadeh

Dr.Mahdi Amirzadeh

No abstract provided.


How Does Inclusion With Co-Teaching Affect Student Performance On Summative Assessments?, Kaitlin M. Hutchinson Jan 2015

How Does Inclusion With Co-Teaching Affect Student Performance On Summative Assessments?, Kaitlin M. Hutchinson

Kaitlin M Hutchinson

Schools have been pushed toward inclusive practices with an emphasis on co-teaching models (Yeung, 2012), yet reservations exist and little is known about the effects of inclusive practices. The questions this study aims to answer are: 1. Does inclusion with an emphasis on co-teaching affect performance of newly transitioning students with disabilities on district and teacher made summative assessments?, and 2. Does inclusion with co-teaching have a carry-over effect on typically-developing students’ assessment scores? This study aims to investigate the effect of inclusive practices on student summative assessment scores. Results from the district pre-assessment were gathered for all students in ...


Computer Aided Pronunciation Learning For Al-Jabari Method: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff Dec 2014

Computer Aided Pronunciation Learning For Al-Jabari Method: A Review, Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim, Mohd Yamani Idna Idris, Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff

Noor Jamaliah Ibrahim

Speech processing for Quranic Arabic is an active field of research, since a few years ago. We propose in this paper, a review on the potential of automatic speech recognition (ASR) computer-based technology to support Quranic learning processes. Thus, the aspects of Computer-Aided Pronunciation Learning (CAPL) are discussed, focusing towards the implementation on Quranic learning through Al-Jabari method. We believe Al-Jabari method is fast and efficient, as well as a practical way of learning Al-Quran. The analysis of CAPL systems towards the implementation in Quranic learning through Al-Jabari method are discussed in details.


Improving Citations Of Published Articles, Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, Geetha Ramamoorthy Dec 2014

Improving Citations Of Published Articles, Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, Geetha Ramamoorthy

Balasubramanian Thiagarajan

Higher educational institutions are ranked according to the number of citations received for their published work. More the citations better is the ranking. Every researcher hence looks to improve the citation score for their published work. This article attempts to review the various options a researcher has in improving citations. Studies reveal that better the visibility greater is the citation score.


“Used-Book Sales” Report : Key Factors Determining The Publisher’S Success, Lissa Coffey Oct 2014

“Used-Book Sales” Report : Key Factors Determining The Publisher’S Success, Lissa Coffey

LissaCoffey

In March, 2006, the Book Industry Study Group published the first study of the used book market. Somewhat miraculously, BISG got data from the major players in the used book marketplace. Because the study is so detailed and broad, The Idea Logical Company prepared a precis of the high points. That summary follows; it is, of course, much more useful reading if you have the study in hand, which is available from www.Bisg.org. The material below refers to tables which are contained in the original report. report on “Used-Book Sales” contains a huge amount of information. How helpful ...


Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Oct 2014

Assessing Public Relations Student Learning And Performance In Real World Client Campaigns And Projects, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Extensive research affirms the benefits of engaging public relations undergraduates in campaigns and projects for real world clients. At the same time, instructors often have difficulty evaluating student learning and performance in such work, for three reasons: (1.) In order for the work to truly be real world, instructors must allow students a high level of autonomy. (2.) Clients are often poor judges of appropriate public relations practice. (3.) Students often hesitate to inform instructors of strategic challenges or team member negligence or malfeasance. This poster session presents a brief overview of assessment concepts affirming why it is important to ...


Explicit Form Focus Instruction: The Effects On Implicit And Explicit Knowledge Of Esl Learners, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi Oct 2014

Explicit Form Focus Instruction: The Effects On Implicit And Explicit Knowledge Of Esl Learners, Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

Mandana Rohollahzadeh Ebadi

The study examines the effect of explicit form focus instruction and specifically metalinguistic information feedback on the development of both implicit and explicit knowledge of adult English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. Ninety-one subjects at the lower intermediate level were carefully selected through placement test at one of the selected education centre in Kuala Lumpur and randomly assigned into experimental and control groups by the researcher. A quantitative study was conducted over approximately four weeks in 16 sessions. Modal (can and have to), past tense with –ed, Present perfect (since and for), Comparatives, Unreal conditionals were chosen as the ...


Perkembangan Komputerisasi, Wong Sugih Jul 2014

Perkembangan Komputerisasi, Wong Sugih

Wong Sugih

Presentasi Kursus Komputer Murah Terbaik Di Jakarta? Hanya Di Computer First! di http://www.prestisewan.tk/2014/07/27-kursus-komputer-murah-terbaik-di-jakarta-hanya-di-computer-first.html


Establishing A Baseline Of Psychometric Estimates Of Measurement Of Intercultural Competence Of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting The Stage For Domestic And Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak Jun 2014

Establishing A Baseline Of Psychometric Estimates Of Measurement Of Intercultural Competence Of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting The Stage For Domestic And Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak

Iryna Dzhuryak

Post-Soviet Ukraine is in a time of upheaval and transition. Internal relations between pro-Western and pro-Russian supporters have deteriorated in the light of recent political events of Euro Revolution, Russia’s occupation of the Crimean peninsula, and the militant confrontations in the southeastern regions of the country. In the light of these developments, intercultural competence is greatly needed to alleviate domestic tensions and enable effective intercultural communication with the representatives of different cultures within the country and beyond its borders. This study established a baseline of psychometric estimates of intercultural competence of Ukrainian higher education faculty. A sample of 276 ...


Case Studies In E-Rpl And E-Pr, Roslyn A. Cameron, Allison Miller Apr 2014

Case Studies In E-Rpl And E-Pr, Roslyn A. Cameron, Allison Miller

Roslyn Cameron

The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the VET sector however their use is sporadic across educational sectors, disciplines, educational institutions and professions. Added to this is an array of purposes and types of e-RPL and e-PR models and practice. The aim of this paper is to build on the conceptual framework developed by Cameron (2012) for e-RPL and e-PR and to provide case studies for each of the four types developed within this framework: e-PR for Professional Accreditation; e-RPL for Workplace Recognition; e-RPL for Access ...