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Is The Effectiveness Of Lecture Capture Related To Teaching Approach Or Content Type?, Jared A. Danielson, Vanessa Preast, Holly Bender, Lesya M. Hassall Oct 2013

Is The Effectiveness Of Lecture Capture Related To Teaching Approach Or Content Type?, Jared A. Danielson, Vanessa Preast, Holly Bender, Lesya M. Hassall

Veterinary Pathology Publications and Papers

The purpose of two related studies was to explore the relationships between course characteristics (teaching approach, content type, and level of curricular coordination), lecture-capture implementation, and learning in a veterinary medical education environment. Two hundred and twenty two students and 35 faculty members participated in the first study, which surveyed respondents regarding their perception of lecture-capture use and impact on learning. Four hundred and ninety one students participated in the second study, which compared scores on a standardized test of basic science knowledge among groups experiencing various levels of lecture-capture implementation. Students were most likely to view captured lectures in ...


First Look At Graduate Student Borrowing At Isu, Craig A. Ogilvie, Gregory R. Forbes, Karl E. Schindel, Lawrence Mosley Oct 2013

First Look At Graduate Student Borrowing At Isu, Craig A. Ogilvie, Gregory R. Forbes, Karl E. Schindel, Lawrence Mosley

Graduate College Reports

Main points: 40–45% of US masters students across ISU take out a loan in a given semester; By the end of two years, masters students who take out loans have ~$25,000 debt, 45% of US PhD students across ISU take out a loan in a given semester; By the end of five years, PhD students who take out loans have ~$32,000 debt; PhD, masters students on assistantships take out more loans.


A Reexamination Of Factors Contributing To Apparel Majors' Stress And Abilities To Effectively Manage Their Time, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti, Xinxin Wang Oct 2013

A Reexamination Of Factors Contributing To Apparel Majors' Stress And Abilities To Effectively Manage Their Time, Joy M. Kozar, Sara B. Marcketti, Xinxin Wang

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This study is a replication of the time spent and stress study reported in 2006. The purpose of this study was to provide an update to the original results, noting differences and similarities among students today vs. five years ago.


The Family-Environment Connection: Filling A Nationwide Program Gap, Anthony Santiago, Nancy K. Franz, Rebecca Christoffel, Kristi A. Cooper, Brenda K. Schmitt Oct 2013

The Family-Environment Connection: Filling A Nationwide Program Gap, Anthony Santiago, Nancy K. Franz, Rebecca Christoffel, Kristi A. Cooper, Brenda K. Schmitt

Education Publications

Since its inception, Extension has focused on helping individuals, families, and communities change economic, environmental, and social conditions. Over the organization's history, environmental condition change programming has been mostly the purview of natural resource educators and less often conducted by family and consumer science professionals. There is no evidence of a comprehensive approach to environmental education in Extension linked to family development. In addition, no evidence was found of any Extension educators conducting environmental education with the family unit as the audience. The Family-Environment Connection initiative created by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach aims to fill this gap.


Agep Student Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie Jul 2013

Agep Student Survey, Craig A. Ogilvie

Graduate College Reports

AGEP alumni from ISU, UoI, UNI were survey in 2012 as part of the closeout activities of the NSF AGEP grant. Here is a summary.


Ipads And Tablets: Today’S Extension Demonstration, Nancy K. Franz, Peggy Martin Jun 2013

Ipads And Tablets: Today’S Extension Demonstration, Nancy K. Franz, Peggy Martin

Education Publications

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educators are using iPads to deepen and expand education by showing learners online resources on nutrition including signing up for blogs and visiting our Spend Smart Eat Smart website and Facebook page.


Turning The Tables: Assigning Reflective Writing In An Introductory Earth And Space Science Course With Pre-Service Teachers Who Don't Like Science, Cinzia Cervato, Charles Kerton Apr 2013

Turning The Tables: Assigning Reflective Writing In An Introductory Earth And Space Science Course With Pre-Service Teachers Who Don't Like Science, Cinzia Cervato, Charles Kerton

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Political official in some states are beginning to recognize the need for Earth and Space science education across the K-12 curriculum. Case in point: In 2010 Iowa changed teacher certification requirements of K-5 education so that they include a three-credit Earth and Space Science (E&SS) course. In response to this requirement, we developed a hybrid course consisting of a two-credit online component and a one-credit, two-hour lab that could serve as a model for others. The students enrolled in this introductory-level course are primarily freshman and sophomore elementary education majors. Because of lab space limitations and in order to ...


Going Multimodal: Programmatic, Curricular, And Classroom Change, Chanon Adsanatham, Phil Alexander, Kerrie Carsey, Abby Dubisar, Wioleta Fedeczko, Denise Landrum, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Heidi Mckee, Kristen Moore, Gina Patterson, Michele Polak Mar 2013

Going Multimodal: Programmatic, Curricular, And Classroom Change, Chanon Adsanatham, Phil Alexander, Kerrie Carsey, Abby Dubisar, Wioleta Fedeczko, Denise Landrum, Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Heidi Mckee, Kristen Moore, Gina Patterson, Michele Polak

English Publications

AS THE STUDENTS NOTE IN this epigraph, we do not live in a monomodal world. Rather, we experience the world and communicate through multiple modalities. "To confine" students to learning in only one mode, typically the textual mode in first-year writing courses, indeed limits, students' understanding and creative potential-a point that has reemerged in considerations of education and the teaching of writing...


A Preliminary Report On The Cases For Teaching Responsible Communication Of Science Project, Jean Goodwin, Michael Dahlstrom, Mari R. Kemis, Clark Wolf, Christine Hutchison Jan 2013

A Preliminary Report On The Cases For Teaching Responsible Communication Of Science Project, Jean Goodwin, Michael Dahlstrom, Mari R. Kemis, Clark Wolf, Christine Hutchison

Philosophy and Religious Studies Publications

As scientists heed the call to achieve broader impacts for their work, they will leave their labs and begin to communicate with more diverse, non-expert audiences. To accomplish this, scientists will undoubtedly need help in developing their skills of effective communication. But they also need opportunities to reflect on the roles they may appropriately play in public life, on the responsibilities they are undertaking when they address publics, and on the ideals of good communication to which they are committed. In short, they need help in developing their principles for science communication ethics. Our interdisciplinary team at Iowa State University ...


Developing Interactive Learning Environments To Promote Scaffolding And Reflection: A Look At The Digital Process Book For Design Studio Education And Comparisons To K12 Science Education Applications, Lori Brunner Stone, Abigail E. Lundquist, Stefan Ganchev Jan 2013

Developing Interactive Learning Environments To Promote Scaffolding And Reflection: A Look At The Digital Process Book For Design Studio Education And Comparisons To K12 Science Education Applications, Lori Brunner Stone, Abigail E. Lundquist, Stefan Ganchev

Interior Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and rationale for the design of the Digital Process Book (DPB) learning tool for design education at the University level and discuss the similarities with applications to learning tools in K12 science education. The DPB is an interactive learning environment that is intended to promote reflection throughout a student’s design process, as well as integrate important scaffolding elements in the system that supplements the traditional inperson contact between a student and an instructor. It is based on tenets of Cognitive Load Theory, which argues that learners are not able ...


Learner Fit In Scaling Up Automated Writing Evaluation, Elena Cotos, Sarah R. Huffman Jan 2013

Learner Fit In Scaling Up Automated Writing Evaluation, Elena Cotos, Sarah R. Huffman

English Publications

Valid evaluations of automated writing evaluation (AWE) design, development, and implementation should integrate the learners’ perspective in order to ensure the attainment of desired outcomes. This paper explores the learner fit quality of the Research Writing Tutor (RWT), an emerging AWE tool tested with L2 writers at an early stage of its development. Employing a mixed-methods approach, the authors sought to answer questions regarding the nature of learners’ interactional modifications with RWT and their perceptions of appropriateness of its feedback about the communicative effectiveness of research article Introductions discourse. The findings reveal that RWT’s move, step, and sentence-level feedback ...


Using Involvement Theory To Examine The Relationship Between Undergraduate Participation In Extracurricular Activities And Leadership Development, Elizabeth Ann Foreman, Michael S. Retallick Jan 2013

Using Involvement Theory To Examine The Relationship Between Undergraduate Participation In Extracurricular Activities And Leadership Development, Elizabeth Ann Foreman, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

This study examined the relationship between extracurricular involvement and leadership outcomes among traditional-age college seniors in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Authors collected data related to quantitative and qualitative aspects of involvement in extracurricular organizations. Further, they measured leadership, as an outcome, using the individual values scale of the Socially Responsible Leadership Scale (SRLS-R2). The number of clubs in which a student participated and served as an officer was associated with higher leadership scores. Findings identified a threshold of involvement that suggests the optimum number of clubs or organizations to be actively involved in ...


Motivational Scaffolding, Politeness, And Writing Center Tutoring, Jo Mackiewicz, Isabelle Thompson Jan 2013

Motivational Scaffolding, Politeness, And Writing Center Tutoring, Jo Mackiewicz, Isabelle Thompson

English Publications

Writing center tutors know that improving writing skills requires sustained effort over a long period of time. They also know that motivation - the drive to actively invest in sustained effort toward a goal- is essential for writing improvement. However, a tutor may not work with the same student more than once, so tutorials often need to focus on what can be done in a single 30- to 60-minute conference. Further, although tutors are likely to attempt to motivate students to invest time and effort in improving their writing, when writers leave the writing center, tutors' influence might end with the ...


Which Advanced Mathematics Courses Influence Act Score? A State Level Analysis Of The Iowa Class Of 2012, Mary L. Grinstead Jan 2013

Which Advanced Mathematics Courses Influence Act Score? A State Level Analysis Of The Iowa Class Of 2012, Mary L. Grinstead

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study explores the relationship between specific advanced mathematics courses and college readiness (as determined by ACT score). The ACT organization has found a consistent relationship between taking a minimum core number of mathematics courses and higher ACT scores (mathematics and composite) (ACT, Inc., 2012c). However, the extent to which individual advanced mathematics courses increase ACT scores when prior achievement is controlled is unknown. The relationship between trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, advanced placement (AP) calculus, and AP statistics, and ACT composite and mathematics scores are examined using a general linear model. The sample for the study included members of the Iowa ...


Inside Out: An Evaluation Of The College 101 Experience, Thomas M. O'Shea Jan 2013

Inside Out: An Evaluation Of The College 101 Experience, Thomas M. O'Shea

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Campus orientation and first year experience programs are becoming an everyday part of campus life at institutions across the country. One such program at Kirkwood Community College is College 101. College 101 is a semester long course designed to aid in the students' successful transition to Kirkwood academically, socially and personally. My research focuses on learning why students are enrolling in the course, influences on their decision to enroll in the course, what expectations they have for the course and to gain feedback from them on what aspects of the curriculum are beneficial to their success, and what aspects ...


Enhancing The Professionalisation Of Student Affairs Through Assessment, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf Jan 2013

Enhancing The Professionalisation Of Student Affairs Through Assessment, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf

Education Publications

The past decades have seen an increase in the attention and focus of student affairs work in Africa. As the profession works to strengthen its reputation and value within higher education through conferences, organisations and publications, student affairs professionals can also raise the stature of the profession through work on their individual campuses. Engaging in assessment may be one such opportunity. As a way to create a common language regarding student affairs assessment, this paper provides an overview of the definitions, types and purposes of assessment. The thought is that viewing assessment as an integral, rather than ‘extra’ aspect of ...


Graduate Student Learning Communities At Iowa State University, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr. Jan 2013

Graduate Student Learning Communities At Iowa State University, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr.

Graduate College Reports

Learning communities in higher education and at ISU have primarily focused on small groups of undergraduate students with connections made via linked curricula or living‐learning communities. While the student focus may be different, there is a foundation for Iowa State University to further develop and implement graduate student learning communities (GLC).


Iowa State University, Post-Doctoral Research Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Craig A. Ogilvie Jan 2013

Iowa State University, Post-Doctoral Research Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Ignacio Hernández Jr., Craig A. Ogilvie

Graduate College Reports

The Graduate Student and Post‐Doctoral Research Associate Scholarly Activity Survey was administered during the spring 2013 semester by the Survey and Behavioral Research Service at Iowa State University. The purpose of the survey was to gain a comprehensive view of the endeavors of graduate students and postdocs at ISU during the 2012 calendar year.


Iowa State University, Graduate Student Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr. Jan 2013

Iowa State University, Graduate Student Activity Report, Calendar Year 2012, Craig A. Ogilvie, Ignacio Hernández Jr.

Graduate College Reports

The Graduate College at Iowa State University enrolls more than 5,000 graduate students every academic year. Graduate students at ISU pursue doctoral degrees in 82 subject areas, master degrees in 109 subject areas, and certificates in 36 fields. Graduate education at ISU is a vital component of the university and documenting our students’ contribution to scholarship is a way of enhancing the visibility of graduate students’ accomplishments.

This report presents findings from the 2012 Graduate Student Activity Survey, which describes the peer‐reviewed and non‐peer reviewed scholarly productivity, conference attendance and presentations, teaching, as well as outreach and ...


The Structural Consistency Of A Six-Factor Model Of Academic Self-Concept Among Culturally Diverse Preadolescents In The United States, Gary Ockey, Sarah Abercrombie Jan 2013

The Structural Consistency Of A Six-Factor Model Of Academic Self-Concept Among Culturally Diverse Preadolescents In The United States, Gary Ockey, Sarah Abercrombie

English Publications

For decades, research has indicated that preadolescents’ self-concept is comprised of subject-specific academic factors, a general academic factor, and several nonacademic factors. More recently, there have been some indications that academic self-concept might further be differentiated into competence and affect factors, at least for some preadolescent ethnic groups. This study examines the extent to which a 6-factor model of academic self-concept, in which competence and affect are distinct, is tenable for White, Hispanic, and Native American preadolescents. A total of 313 White, 331 Hispanic, and 224 Native American preadolescents from the southwestern United States were administered a modified version of ...


Cultural Historical Activity Theory And Student Writing, David R. Russell Jan 2013

Cultural Historical Activity Theory And Student Writing, David R. Russell

English Publications

Writing, often in conjunction with other media, is profoundly important to higher education, as it is to other modern institutions students will enter. Student writing mediates much of the activity of learning, and the most crucial parts, typically, such as assessment. Yet in higher education, writing often is devalued or even dismissed as a set of easily generalizable, elementary skills of transcribing speech or thought that students should have learned earlier in secondary or elementary school. This remedial model, and the tradition of complaint and cascading blame that goes with it, results not only in remedial courses but also, often ...


Myers-Briggs® Preferences And Academic Success In The First College Semester, Debra K. Sanborn Jan 2013

Myers-Briggs® Preferences And Academic Success In The First College Semester, Debra K. Sanborn

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This research examined aspects of Myers-Briggs® (MBTI®) preferences and academic success in the first college semester. Precollege characteristics of ACT and class rank, academic performance during the first semester of college, and MBTI preference were analyzed for their significance among students within a learning community at a Midwest research university, fall 2004 to fall 2011. Statistical analyses were completed to determine if there is a relationship between type preference and academic success. ENFP, the preference for Extraverted Intuition with Feeling and Perceiving, was the most frequent type preference for students in the sample. ENFP was found to negatively relate to ...


Assessment And Evaluation Of Objectives And Outcomes For Continuous Improvement Of An Industrial Engineering Program, Kyung J. Min, John K. Jackman, Douglas D. Gemmill Jan 2013

Assessment And Evaluation Of Objectives And Outcomes For Continuous Improvement Of An Industrial Engineering Program, Kyung J. Min, John K. Jackman, Douglas D. Gemmill

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications

In recent years, ABET accreditation has placed a heavy emphasis not only on the assessment of objectives and outcomes, but also on the evaluation of them and subsequent efforts for continuous improvement based on such an evaluation. Currently, a plethora of assessment tools and conceptual frameworks notwithstanding, there exists a relative paucity of documented efforts on the actual evaluation and subsequent continuous improvement. In this paper, we first concretely (1) show how such assessment and evaluation can be deliberately and systematically conducted in the context of an Industrial Engineering program. We then (2) show how the results of the objectives ...


논의를 강조한 탐구 학습법에 따른 초등학교 통합학생의 과학과 수학 학업성취도 및 비판적 사고력과의 관계 분석, Y. Park, S. Yoon, Brian Hand, William Therrien, Mack C. Shelley Ii Jan 2013

논의를 강조한 탐구 학습법에 따른 초등학교 통합학생의 과학과 수학 학업성취도 및 비판적 사고력과의 관계 분석, Y. Park, S. Yoon, Brian Hand, William Therrien, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

본 연구의 목적은 논의를 강조한 탐구 학습법이 특별한 교육적 지원이 필요한 초등학교 통합학생들의 과학 및 수학 능력에 미치는 데 있다. 이 연구의 목적을 위해서 미국 중부의 한 주(state)의 48개 일반 초등학교를 탐구적 과학 글쓰기 활동을 실시한 24개의 실험집단 학교와, 이 중재학습을 실시하지 않은 24개의 비교집단 학교로 나누어, 각 학교에서 통합교육 을 받고 있는 학생들을 대상으로 비판적 사고력 검사와 과학 및 수학능력 영향을 알아보고, 학생들의 비판적 사고력과 과학 및 수학 교과 능력 간의 관계를 분석하는 검사를 실시하였다. 두 집단 간에 비판적 사고력의 4개 하위범주인 귀납적 사고력, 연역적 사고력, 관찰적 사고 력, 추정적 사고력 검사결과를 비교하였고, 비판적 사고력과 과학 및 ...


Transfer Of Learning In Mathematics, Science, And Reading Among Students In Turkey: A Study Using 2009 Pisa Data, Mack C. Shelley, Atila Yildirim Jan 2013

Transfer Of Learning In Mathematics, Science, And Reading Among Students In Turkey: A Study Using 2009 Pisa Data, Mack C. Shelley, Atila Yildirim

Political Science Publications

Using Program for International Student Achievement (PISA) 2009 data we study the transfer of knowledge among reading, mathematics, and science among Turkish students. Both Science and Reading are significant predictors of Mathematics scores, although clearly Science is a much stronger predictor; the transfer from Science to Mathematics is much greater than is the transfer from Reading to Mathematics. SCHOOLID is the single strongest predictor of Mathematics outcomes, likely reflecting the importance of socioeconomic and regional or urban/rural differences in the quality of education available to students. Both Mathematics and Reading are significant predictors of Science scores, although Mathematics is ...


Assessing Students' Transition From Community College To A Four-Year Institution., Loria-Leigh G. Chrystal, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Frankie S. Laanan Jan 2013

Assessing Students' Transition From Community College To A Four-Year Institution., Loria-Leigh G. Chrystal, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Frankie S. Laanan

Education Publications

Many four-year institutions are experiencing increasing enrollment of students transferring from two-year institutions. While many institutions collect quantitative data that illustrate enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of transfer students, little is known about the transfer-student transition experience. For this qualitative assessment, 22 traditional-age students who transferred from a two-year community college to a four-year institution were interviewed. Specifically, this assessment looked at reasons why students first enrolled at the community college, the mechanics of the transfer process, and academic and social integration. Student responses provide insight into how institutions can better support the transition and success of transfer students.


Validating Chemistry Faculty Members’ Self-Reported Familiarity With Assessment Terminology, Mary Emenike, Jeffrey R. Raker, Thomas Holme Jan 2013

Validating Chemistry Faculty Members’ Self-Reported Familiarity With Assessment Terminology, Mary Emenike, Jeffrey R. Raker, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

With the increasing emphasis placed upon chemistry instructors and departments to assess and evaluate their courses and curricula, understanding the structure of chemistry faculty members’ knowledge and use of assessment terms and concepts can shed light on potential areas for targeted professional development. Survey research that might accomplish this objective often relies on self-reported responses from the target audience, and such information is sometimes difficult to assess in terms of validity. As an example of an internal mechanism to help establish validity, it is possible to include an “internal standard” item early in the survey. For the sake of understanding ...


Results From A National Needs Assessment Survey: A View Of Assessment Efforts Within Chemistry Departments, Mary Elizabeth Emenike, Jacob Schroeder, Kristen L. Murphy, Thomas Holme Jan 2013

Results From A National Needs Assessment Survey: A View Of Assessment Efforts Within Chemistry Departments, Mary Elizabeth Emenike, Jacob Schroeder, Kristen L. Murphy, Thomas Holme

Chemistry Publications

As is true for virtually all of higher education, chemistry departments are often required to provide evidence of student learning at both course and curricular levels through evaluation and assessment. The ACS Exams Institute conducted a needs assessment survey of 1500 chemistry faculty members from across the country to investigate motivation, role, instrument use, and challenges associated with assessment efforts. For the more than 70% of participants who reported departmental efforts related to assessment, these findings emerged: motivations were primarily external factors related to accreditation and certification, ACS Exams and in-house exams were the most common instruments used, and time ...


A Trajectory Of Reform In General Chemistry For Engineering Students, Thomas Holme, Heather Caruthers Jan 2013

A Trajectory Of Reform In General Chemistry For Engineering Students, Thomas Holme, Heather Caruthers

Chemistry Publications

This chapter considers efforts to enhance learning within the general chemisty course taken by pre-engineering students. Because this course is inherently offered as a service course, often for students in a different college from the Chemistry Department at a university, there are both constraints and opportunities related to the manner in which reform can be enacted. Efforts spanning roughly 15 years are described and an emphasis on the nature of problem-solving within the course emerges as a common theme. The issue of student motivation is also considered with pre-engineering students serving as a prototype of a type of student who ...


Importance Of Considering Longitudinal Trajectories In Education Reform Efforts, Thomas Holme, Melanie M. Cooper, Pratibha Varma-Nelson Jan 2013

Importance Of Considering Longitudinal Trajectories In Education Reform Efforts, Thomas Holme, Melanie M. Cooper, Pratibha Varma-Nelson

Chemistry Publications

This chapter introduces the collection of articles in this book with an emphasis on why it is important to consider the way that educational research and reform efforts change over time. The importance of considering a longitudinal view of education reform is emphasized in two ways. First, the context of this work relative to current literature is considered. Second, the idea of a greater focus on the longer-term trajectories of reform efforts in considered in terms of suggestions for the future of chemistry education.