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Enhancing Active Collaborative Classroom Learning With Tablet Pc Technology, Elaine Barber Parker Apr 2008

Enhancing Active Collaborative Classroom Learning With Tablet Pc Technology, Elaine Barber Parker

Graduate School of Nursing Publications

This research study had two aims:

Aim 1: Describe graduate student and faculty perceptions of using tablet laptop technology to enhance active collaborative classroom learning.

Aim 2: Identify supporting structures and processes for using tablet laptop technology to enhance active collaborative classroom learning.

This peer-reviewed poster was presented as a series of mounted/laminated Microsoft PowerPoint slides at the UMass Instructional Technology Conference, April 2008.


Sex Education In Amsterdam: What They Do And Why They Choose To Do It., Coral E. Hackler Apr 2008

Sex Education In Amsterdam: What They Do And Why They Choose To Do It., Coral E. Hackler

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Sex education in the Netherlands has been regarded by many as exemplary. Around the world the phrase “Double Dutch” is known as the term of using both the condom and the pill. The actual effectiveness of sexuality education in the Netherlands has rarely been studied. The teachers themselves must decide what they believe will be the most effective methods of sexuality education. This begs one to question why a teacher chooses the methods they have chosen and what makes them believe that these methods are effective. Because there is no research on how sexuality education is directly influencing students, teachers ...


Comparing Net And Eri Standardized Exam Scores Between Baccaulureate Graduates Who Pass Or Fail The Nclex-Rn, Mary D. Bondmass, Sheniz Moonie, Susan Kowalski Apr 2008

Comparing Net And Eri Standardized Exam Scores Between Baccaulureate Graduates Who Pass Or Fail The Nclex-Rn, Mary D. Bondmass, Sheniz Moonie, Susan Kowalski

Environmental & Occupational Health Faculty Publications

In the United States, nursing programs are commonly evaluated by their graduates success on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The purpose of this paper is to describe a change in NCLEX-RN success rates following the addition of standardized exams throughout our program's curriculum, and to compare these exam scores between graduates who pass NCLEX-RN and those who do not. Our results indicate an 8.5% change (p < 0.000) in the NCLEX-RN pass rate from our previous 5-year mean pass rate, and significant differences in standardized test scores for those who pass the NCLEX-RN compared to those who do not (p < 0.03). We conclude that our selected standardized exam scores are able to significantly identify graduates who are more likely to pass NCLEX-RN than not.


Predicting Physical Activity In Arab American School Children, Jeffrey J. Martin, Nate Mccaughtry, Bo Shen Apr 2008

Predicting Physical Activity In Arab American School Children, Jeffrey J. Martin, Nate Mccaughtry, Bo Shen

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

Theoretically grounded research on the determinants of Arab American children's physical activity is virtually nonexistent. Thus, the purpose of our investigation was to evaluate the ability of the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and social cognitive theory (SCT) to predict Arab American children's moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). Children (N = 348, ages 10–14) completed questionnaires assessing the TPB and SCT constructs as well as MVPA. Using multiple regression analyses we were able to account for 9% of the variance in MVPA. Based on standardized beta-weights, variance accounted for, and the significance of F change, we concluded that SCT ...


Parental Influences On Adolescent Girl's Goal Orientations, Perceived Competence, Sport Friendship Quality, And Enjoyment, Carla L. Paiffy, Jeffrey J. Martin Apr 2008

Parental Influences On Adolescent Girl's Goal Orientations, Perceived Competence, Sport Friendship Quality, And Enjoyment, Carla L. Paiffy, Jeffrey J. Martin

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships among critical sport psychosocial perceptions of fathers (N=84), mothers (N=84), and daughters (N=84) in the same family (N=252). Athlete participants were young female soccer players ranging in age from 9 to 14 years. A canonical correlation analysis revealed a significant overall multivariate relationship (Wilks's λ = .485, p<.0001) and one significant function emerged (Rc = .64). The loadings suggested that athlete's perceptions of both mother and father created task involving and worry conducive climates all contributed to the multivariate relationship, predicting athlete's perceived competence, sport friendship quality, and task ...


Not On Our Watch!, Randall G. Glading Mar 2008

Not On Our Watch!, Randall G. Glading

Education Faculty Publications

A zero-tolerance policy and a watchful eye ensure that student drinking at football games is a thing of the past.


Online Teaching Preparedness: What About Faculty?, Elizabeth Elkind, Rnc, Msn, Mba, Phd(C), Kellie Smith, Edd, Rn Mar 2008

Online Teaching Preparedness: What About Faculty?, Elizabeth Elkind, Rnc, Msn, Mba, Phd(C), Kellie Smith, Edd, Rn

College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations

Faculty development and online teaching: What about faculty? Drexel University’s e-learning 2.0 conference. Philadelphia, PA (podium presentation).

18 PowerPoint slides.


Patricia Martin Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Carol Holdcraft, Donna M. Curry, Anika Surrat, Patricia Martin Feb 2008

Patricia Martin Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Carol Holdcraft, Donna M. Curry, Anika Surrat, Patricia Martin

Wright State University - Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health Oral History Project

Carol Holdcraft, Donna Miles Curry, and Anika Surrat interviewed Patricia Martin about the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health.


Linda Easterly Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Carol Holdcraft, Linda Easterly Feb 2008

Linda Easterly Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Carol Holdcraft, Linda Easterly

Wright State University - Miami Valley College of Nursing and Health Oral History Project

Carol Holdcraft interviewed Linda Easterly about the founding of the Wright State University College of Nursing and Health. In the interview, Easterly discusses her career and her decision to come to Wright State as a student with the College of Nursing and Health.


Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Grace Russell, David Ashley, Shane Bevell, Angela Sablan Feb 2008

Inside Unlv, Cate Weeks, Grace Russell, David Ashley, Shane Bevell, Angela Sablan

Inside UNLV

No abstract provided.


Manual For The Motivational Interviewing Skill Code (Misc), Paul Amrhein, William R. Miller, Theresa Moyers, Denise Ernst Jan 2008

Manual For The Motivational Interviewing Skill Code (Misc), Paul Amrhein, William R. Miller, Theresa Moyers, Denise Ernst

Department of Psychology Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

Over years of using MISC 1 we have learned much about which categories were redundant or unreliable, and also about which processes are most important to the effectiveness of MI. The MISC has also helped us to clarify the points at which skill acquisition in MI is more challenging.

Based on this experience, we have developed Version 2.0, which is intended to improve on the original MISC in reliability, efficiency, and relevance to training and clinical practice. A disadvantage of revising an instrument, of course, is that one must start over in demonstrating its reliability and validity. Although many ...


A Descriptive Analysis Of Undergraduate Pete Programs, Suzan F. Ayers, Lynn D. Housner Jan 2008

A Descriptive Analysis Of Undergraduate Pete Programs, Suzan F. Ayers, Lynn D. Housner

Human Performance and Health Education Faculty Research

The current study describes the nature of physical education teacher education (PETE) programs in the United States. Of the 200 institutions of higher education invited to participate, 116 PETE programs completed a comprehensive questionnaire regarding their undergraduate programs (58% response rate). Respondents reported employing an average of 3.84 (SD = 2.80) full-time and 3.07 (SD = 3.52) part-time faculty members, nearly equal in gender (females = 48%), and overly representative of Caucasians (92% of respondents reported employing a faculty of at least 60% Caucasian). First- and second-year field-based teaching experiences were provided by 77% of respondents. A majority (65 ...


Partnership Lessons From The Global Programme For Health Promotion Effectiveness: A Case Study, Hope Corbin Jan 2008

Partnership Lessons From The Global Programme For Health Promotion Effectiveness: A Case Study, Hope Corbin

Woodring College of Education Faculty Publications

It is an article of faith in health promotion that health challenges cannot be confronted successfully by actors working in isolation. The synergy produced through collaboration is seen as vital. Yet, collaboration is arduous and many collaborations fade before their goals are met. Research is needed to identify factors and processes that promote as well as inhibit the production of synergistic outcomes. To this end, a case study was undertaken of the Global Programme for Health Promotion Effectiveness (GPHPE). The GPHPE reviews and disseminates evidence for the effectiveness of health pro- motion. Interviews with 20 GPHPE participants were conducted, transcribed ...


Challenge Course Effectiveness: The Impact On Leadership Efficacy And Work Efficacy Among College Students, Theresa Odello, Eddie Hill, Edwin Gomez Jan 2008

Challenge Course Effectiveness: The Impact On Leadership Efficacy And Work Efficacy Among College Students, Theresa Odello, Eddie Hill, Edwin Gomez

Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications

Challenge courses have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many groups are turning to half-day challenge courses due to time and financial constraints. Yet, few studies have quantified the benefits of a half-day course. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of participation in a four-hour challenge course on leadership efficacy and work efficacy of college students. Pretest, posttest, and follow-up questionnaires were utilized. T-test analyses found that participating in a challenge course has a significant positive effect on increasing one’s leadership and work efficacy from pretest to posttest, after participation in a four-hour challenge course ...


Simulated Learning For Clinical Skill Acquisition And Retention: Report On A Research Project With Trainee Medical Interns, I Doherty, Margaret M. Hansen Edd, Msn, Rn, L Mccann, G Oosthuizen, K Mchardy, S Greig, T Pasley, J Windsor Jan 2008

Simulated Learning For Clinical Skill Acquisition And Retention: Report On A Research Project With Trainee Medical Interns, I Doherty, Margaret M. Hansen Edd, Msn, Rn, L Mccann, G Oosthuizen, K Mchardy, S Greig, T Pasley, J Windsor

Nursing and Health Professions Faculty Research and Publications

This paper reports on a research project conducted at the Advanced Clinical Skills Centre, University of Auckland, to determine whether the provision of a carefully engineered integrated virtual reality simulator for male and female urinary catheter insertion would increase student confidence levels and competency for those two skills. We present a literature review that demonstrates the increasing importance of simulation in medical education whilst detailing the perceived benefits and drawbacks of using simulations in medical education. We then present our research methodology including student numbers, procedures followed during the research, forms of evaluation carried out during the research and the ...


Enhancing Teaching And Learning: Integrating Technology And Nursing Education, Kellie Smith, Edd, Rn, Elizabeth Elkind, Rnc, Msn, Mba, Phd(C) Jan 2008

Enhancing Teaching And Learning: Integrating Technology And Nursing Education, Kellie Smith, Edd, Rn, Elizabeth Elkind, Rnc, Msn, Mba, Phd(C)

College of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations

Enhancing teaching and learning: Integrating technology and nursing education. Jefferson School of Nursing Faculty Development Day: Understanding scholarship: The Boyer model and career development. Philadelphia, PA (podium)

15 PowerPoint slides.


Reflections (2008 Issue), College Of Health Professions Jan 2008

Reflections (2008 Issue), College Of Health Professions

College of Health Professions Newsletters & Magazines

This issue summarizes the achievements of the College of Education and Health Professions for the academic year 2007-2008, including the creation of the Isabelle Farrington School of Education.


Cec: Clinical Exchange Corner, Mary Lloyd Moore, Laura Reynolds Jan 2008

Cec: Clinical Exchange Corner, Mary Lloyd Moore, Laura Reynolds

CEC Publications

No abstract provided.


Substance Use And Social Identity In The Lesbian Community_Jls.Pdf, Molly Kerby Jan 2008

Substance Use And Social Identity In The Lesbian Community_Jls.Pdf, Molly Kerby

Faculty Publications

Although the study results report discrepancies in the rates of substance abuse in the lesbian community, the general consensus in the field of gay and lesbian studies is that these individuals, as a whole, have a higher rate of substance use. For this study, data were collected via the Internet on the use of drugs and alcohol, level of self-esteem, and degree of social identity in the lesbian community. A correlation analysis was used to determine if negative social identity within the lesbian community leads to low self-esteem that is reflected in higher rates of substance abuse. Though a positive ...


Parent Perceptions Of School-Based Support For Students With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Susan C. Davies, Shari L. Wade, Michelle Wu Jan 2008

Parent Perceptions Of School-Based Support For Students With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Susan C. Davies, Shari L. Wade, Michelle Wu

Counselor Education and Human Services Faculty Publications

Primary objective: To determine whether parents believe schools provided necessary support to their children who sustained traumatic brain injuries.

Research design: Interview, to determine parent perceptions

Methods and procedure: Sixty-six primary caregivers of school-age children who experienced a TBI within the previous 2 years were interviewed regarding what types of special support were needed by and provided for their children during the 3 months immediately following school reentry. They then rated how difficult it was to obtain support or services from the school and how satisfied they were with the support or services.

Main outcomes and results: The majority of ...


Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: Use And Perceived Use In Non-Athlete College Students, Joseph M. Berning, Kent J. Adams, Mark Debeliso, Bryant A. Stamford, Ian Newman Jan 2008

Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: Use And Perceived Use In Non-Athlete College Students, Joseph M. Berning, Kent J. Adams, Mark Debeliso, Bryant A. Stamford, Ian Newman

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Objective: The authors investigated the use and perceived use of anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) among nonathlete college students. Participants: The authors surveyed a sample of 485 nonathlete college students at a major metropolitan university. Methods: They administered a survey on use and perceived use of AAS to the students. Results: Forty-two participants (9%) reported using AAS (37 men, 5 women). Seniors were the most likely to use AAS (36%), and freshman the least likely (7%). Thirty-four percent of nonusers and 41% of users indicated they knew between 1 and 5 AAS users. Of the total sample, 36% perceived that 5 ...


Rolling Out A State-Of-The-Art Simulation Center: Early Experiences, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Lisa D. Atwell, Sarah M. Mcgee, Melinda F. Taylor, Susan J. Pasquale, Michele P. Pugnaire Jan 2008

Rolling Out A State-Of-The-Art Simulation Center: Early Experiences, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Lisa D. Atwell, Sarah M. Mcgee, Melinda F. Taylor, Susan J. Pasquale, Michele P. Pugnaire

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

The Simulation Center, opened in the Fall 2006, contains state-of-the-art simulation technology (e.g., high-fidelity adult and pediatric mannequins, task trainers, and real-time/recorded observation and scenario review via audio-visual equipment) that provides an interactive learning environment designed to replicate the clinical setting. It is available to the School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Education, the School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Event facilitators (i.e., faculty or residents) were asked to assess their initial perception and utilization of the center.

Presented at the 2008 Society on Simulation in Healthcare Conference.


The Effectiveness Of Mentoring-Based Professional Development On Physical Education Teachers' Pedometer And Computer Efficacy And Anxiety, Jeffrey J. Martin, Nate Mccaughtry, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, Donetta Cothran, Roberta Faust Jan 2008

The Effectiveness Of Mentoring-Based Professional Development On Physical Education Teachers' Pedometer And Computer Efficacy And Anxiety, Jeffrey J. Martin, Nate Mccaughtry, Pamela Hodges Kulinna, Donetta Cothran, Roberta Faust

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies

The purpose of our study was to examine the impact of mentoring-based professional development on physical education teachers' efficacy. Experienced mentor teachers were paired (n = 15) with inexperienced protégé teachers (n = 15) at the beginning of a yearlong intervention study. It was hypothesized that teachers would increase their efficacy to use pedometers and computers to enhance instruction, and reduce their computer anxiety. Repeated-measures ANOVAs for mentors and protégés revealed a variety of significant main effects. We found increases in computer and pedometer efficacy. A second set of repeated-measures ANOVAs based on mentors', protégés', and control groups' scores revealed a significant ...


Electroconvulsive Therapy : A Brief Overview, Adam A. Sauceda Jan 2008

Electroconvulsive Therapy : A Brief Overview, Adam A. Sauceda

Graduate Research Papers

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been increasing in popularity for treating various types of mental health disorders. Although a notably controversial medical procedure, ECT continues to be an option when intense therapy and psychopharmacology fails. This research project will review the recent literature on ECT and provide useful information specific to mental health professionals. A definition, administration procedures, effectiveness, side effects, and specific disorders that have been targeted and most and least receptive for ECT treatment will be the focus of attention


Simulated Basic Skills Training: Graduate Nursing Students Teaching Medical Students: A Work In Progress, Janet Hale, Sarah M. Mcgee, Mary L. Zanetti, Mai-Lan Rogoff, Melinda F. Taylor, Carolyn Kelly, Mitchell Cahan, Robin Toft Klar, Carol A. Jaffarian, Sheldon L. Hollins, Linda Chellali, Steven Degurski, Melissa Plourde, Susan Lattanzi, Ann Defosse, Nancy Bettez, Joan Morrison, Stella Quartey Jan 2008

Simulated Basic Skills Training: Graduate Nursing Students Teaching Medical Students: A Work In Progress, Janet Hale, Sarah M. Mcgee, Mary L. Zanetti, Mai-Lan Rogoff, Melinda F. Taylor, Carolyn Kelly, Mitchell Cahan, Robin Toft Klar, Carol A. Jaffarian, Sheldon L. Hollins, Linda Chellali, Steven Degurski, Melissa Plourde, Susan Lattanzi, Ann Defosse, Nancy Bettez, Joan Morrison, Stella Quartey

Office of Institutional Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Publications

For a number of years, Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) students have taught interested 1st year medical students to perform intramuscular injections prior to their participation in community flu clinics. When several 4th year medical students needed documentation of competency in intravenous (IV) cannulation prior to participating in an elective rotation at another institution, the Medical School's Dean of Students called the Director of Interdisciplinary Partnerships in the Graduate School of Nursing to request assistance. In fact, all medical students need IV therapy training prior to graduation, not just those who seek out visiting clerkships at other medical schools. Integration ...


A Competence-Based Curriculum For Environmental Health, Steven Konkel Jan 2008

A Competence-Based Curriculum For Environmental Health, Steven Konkel

Environmental Health Planning and Policy

No abstract provided.


The Diagnostic Pathfinder: Ten Years Of Using Technology To Teach Diagnostic Problem Solving, Jared A. Danielson, Eric M. Mills, Pamela J. Vermeer, Holly S. Bender Jan 2008

The Diagnostic Pathfinder: Ten Years Of Using Technology To Teach Diagnostic Problem Solving, Jared A. Danielson, Eric M. Mills, Pamela J. Vermeer, Holly S. Bender

Veterinary Pathology Publications and Papers

The Diagnostic Pathfinder has been used for nearly ten years at multiple colleges of veterinary medicine to teach diagnostic problem solving. A number of prior studies show this tool to be effective. Research in medical diagnostic problem solving provides hints, but no unambiguous answers regarding how such a tool should be designed. This in-depth review of the interface discusses each interaction in terms of how that interaction relates to the tool’s success. Nine faculty members who have taught using the Pathfinder during the last decade responded to interview questions regarding the tool. Their responses supported what had already been ...


Self-Mutilating Behaviors, Patience Niemoth-Coleman Jan 2008

Self-Mutilating Behaviors, Patience Niemoth-Coleman

Graduate Research Papers

Treating self-mutilating behaviors (SMB) is complex. Since people are continuing to engage in the behaviors, counselors need to be informed of the various techniques that are used with SMB as well as to be informed about common myths around self-mutilating behaviors. This paper will explore the methods of SMB, the common myths surrounding SMB, and the theories that explain and inform treatment of.


Getting Ready: Promoting School Readiness Through A Relationship-Based Partnership Model, Susan M. Sheridan, Christine Marvin, Lisa Knoche, Carolyn P. Edwards Jan 2008

Getting Ready: Promoting School Readiness Through A Relationship-Based Partnership Model, Susan M. Sheridan, Christine Marvin, Lisa Knoche, Carolyn P. Edwards

Faculty Publications, Department of Psychology

School readiness is determined by the life experiences of young children between birth and enrollment in formal education programs. Early intervention and education programs designed to promote school readiness often focus on skills a child fails to demonstrate that are believed to be of importance to social and academic success. The Getting Ready model of early childhood intervention (Sheridan, Edwards, & Knoche, 2003) recognizes the transactional nature of young children’s development and the important role parents play in pre-school readiness and school-age success. In the Getting Ready model, collaborative partnerships between parents and professionals are encouraged to promote parent’s ...


Play Therapy With Adults, Lisa E. Heiden Jan 2008

Play Therapy With Adults, Lisa E. Heiden

Graduate Research Papers

Play therapy is a type of therapy that utilizes play as the method for communication instead of the traditional talk therapy. It is most often used with children, but it can also be used with adults regardless of age, ethnicity, or background. Play allows people to experiment with different roles, learn and try new skills, and create or recreate events from life.

Play therapy has been adapted to fit different theoretical orientations and multicultural considerations, and it can be demonstrated through a variety of mediums and formats. There is a lack of adequate information and research concerning play therapy. The ...