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A Comparison Of Two Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs In Females With Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Wendy Chorny, C. Brahler, Ashley Ingley, Jennifer Kennedy, Valerie Osterfeld Dec 2015

A Comparison Of Two Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Programs In Females With Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Pilot Study, Betsy Donahoe-Fillmore, Wendy Chorny, C. Brahler, Ashley Ingley, Jennifer Kennedy, Valerie Osterfeld

C. Jayne Brahler

Background: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a condition affecting millions of Americans. Few studies have assessed the benefits of different exercises involved in pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT). Purposte: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a traditional PFMT program to an assisted pelvic floor muscle training (APFMT) program that included contraction of hip musculature.


A Systemic Approach For Simulation-Based Team Training In Maritime Safety, Michael Baldauf, Birgit Nolte-Schuster, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs Oct 2015

A Systemic Approach For Simulation-Based Team Training In Maritime Safety, Michael Baldauf, Birgit Nolte-Schuster, Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs

Michael Baldauf

No abstract provided.


Communicative Interaction: Mother Modification And Child Acquisition Of American Sign Language, Rebecca Kantor Oct 2015

Communicative Interaction: Mother Modification And Child Acquisition Of American Sign Language, Rebecca Kantor

Rebecca Kantor

The communicative interaction in American Sign Language (ASL) of two deaf mothers with their deaf children was studied at 3-week intervals for 10 months to find what modification, if any, the mothers made in their language utterances addressed to the children (12–20 and 20–30 months old). As was hypothesized, and has been shown of hearing-speaking mothers’ language, modification in the direction of simplified and more linear language was found. Special attention was paid to POINTing behavior (i.e. pointing gestures constrained by the linguistic rules of ASL) and to verb “modulation” or inflection (changes from ASL citation forms ...


An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Jun 2015

An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Maine Shared Collections Cooperative (Mscc ) June 2015 Pan Update Report, Matthew Revitt May 2015

Maine Shared Collections Cooperative (Mscc ) June 2015 Pan Update Report, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Barriers To Attracting Apprentices And Completing Their Apprenticeships, Chelsey Maclachlan, Joel Lopata, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Debra Mountenay Apr 2015

Barriers To Attracting Apprentices And Completing Their Apprenticeships, Chelsey Maclachlan, Joel Lopata, Catharine Dishke Hondzel, Debra Mountenay

Catharine Dishke Hondzel

Supporting apprenticeships benefits employers by increasing workplace competitiveness, improving productivity, improving quality of services and products, improving workforce skills, and reducing staff turnover. This report analyzes the barriers employers face in attracting apprentices, and barriers apprentices face when attempting to complete their training.


Sharing Is Good: An Update From Maine's Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Apr 2015

Sharing Is Good: An Update From Maine's Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


E-Learning In Postsecondary Education, Bradford Bell, Jessica Federman Mar 2015

E-Learning In Postsecondary Education, Bradford Bell, Jessica Federman

Bradford S Bell

Over the past decade postsecondary education has been moving increasingly from the class room to online. During the fall 2010 term 31 percent of U.S. college students took at least one online course. The primary reasons for the growth of e-learning in the nation's colleges and universities include the desire of those institutions to generate new revenue streams, improve access, and offer students greater scheduling flexibility. Yet the growth of e-learning has been accompanied by a continuing debate about its effectiveness and by the recognition that a number of barriers impede its widespread adoption in higher education.


Statewide Collection Analysis In Maine, Matthew Revitt Feb 2015

Statewide Collection Analysis In Maine, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Fitness, Friendship, And Fun: University Sponsored Community Pe Program, Wendi Stanley, George De Marco, Lloyd Laubach, Corinne Daprano Feb 2015

Fitness, Friendship, And Fun: University Sponsored Community Pe Program, Wendi Stanley, George De Marco, Lloyd Laubach, Corinne Daprano

Lloyd L Laubach

This paper describes a University-sponsored community physical education program and the feedback received about it from teachers, children, and the college students who oversaw it. The program, called Fitness, Friendship, and Fun, was staffed by 65 first-year student interns from the University of Dayton; four graduate assistants; and two university professors. It began with 65 male and female elementary students, primarily from the fifth and sixth grades at a nearby elementary school.


The Brief & Expansive History (And Future) Of The Mooc: Why Two Divergent Models Share The Same Name, Rolin Moe Feb 2015

The Brief & Expansive History (And Future) Of The Mooc: Why Two Divergent Models Share The Same Name, Rolin Moe

Rolin Moe

Within popular media, the massive open online course (MOOC) is presented as a novel idea created by maverick professors and further developed with a goal to further democratize education on bases of quality and cost. The perception of this sequence of events as modular history has perpetuated a difficulty in developing MOOC-related research and critique within the fields of distance and online education. At the center of this struggle is the MOOC acronym: its initial development was in 2008, and its use today happens in opposition to the theoretical and pedagogical elements of the 2008 MOOC. This paper endeavors to ...


The Religification Of Pakistani-American Youth, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher Jan 2015

The Religification Of Pakistani-American Youth, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher

This article describes a cultural production process called religification, in which religious affiliation, rather than race or ethnicity, has become the core category of identity for working-class Pakistani-American youth in the United States. In this dialectical process, triggered by political changes following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Muslim identity is both thrust upon Pakistani-American youth by those who question their citizenship and embraced by the youth themselves. Specifically, the article examines the ways in which schools are sites where citizenship is both constructed and contested and the roles that peers, school personnel, families, and the youth themselves play in ...


Disentangling Disadvantage: Can We Distinguish Good Teaching From Classroom Composition?, Gema Zamarro, John Engberg, Juan Saavedra, Jennifer Steele Dec 2014

Disentangling Disadvantage: Can We Distinguish Good Teaching From Classroom Composition?, Gema Zamarro, John Engberg, Juan Saavedra, Jennifer Steele

Gema Zamarro

This article investigates the use of teacher value-added estimates to assess the distribution of effective teaching across students of varying socioeconomic disadvantage in the presence of classroom composition effects. We examine, via simulations, how accurately commonly used teacher value-added estimators recover the rank correlation between true and estimated teacher effects and a parameter representing the distribution of effective teaching. We consider various scenarios of teacher assignment, within-teacher variability in classroom composition, the importance of classroom com- position effects, and the presence of student unobserved heterogeneity. No single model recovers without bias estimates of the distribution parameter in all the scenarios ...


Maine Shared Collections Strategy (Mscs) January 2015 Pan Update Report, Matthew Revitt Dec 2014

Maine Shared Collections Strategy (Mscs) January 2015 Pan Update Report, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Schoolyard: The Contributions Of Parenting Logics, Financial Resources, And Social Institutions To The Social Class Gap In Structured Activity Participation, Pamela Bennett, Amy Lutz, Lakshmi Jayaram Dec 2014

Beyond The Schoolyard: The Contributions Of Parenting Logics, Financial Resources, And Social Institutions To The Social Class Gap In Structured Activity Participation, Pamela Bennett, Amy Lutz, Lakshmi Jayaram

Amy Lutz

We investigate cultural and structural sources of class differences in youth activity participation with interview, survey, and archival data. We find working

and middle‐class parents overlap in parenting logics about participation, though differ in one respect: middle‐class parents are concerned with customizing children’s involvement in activities, while working‐class parents are concerned with achieving safety and social mobility for children through participation. Second, because of financial constraints, working‐class families rely on social institutions for participation opportunities, but few are available. Schools act as an equalizing institution by offering low‐cost activities, allowing working‐class children to ...


An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Nov 2014

An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Oct 2014

An Introduction To Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Viva Las Libraries: Celebrating Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt Jul 2014

Viva Las Libraries: Celebrating Maine Shared Collections, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Introducing Mandatory Training Systems? Investigating The Implementation Of Compulsory Pre-Site Construction Training, Llandis Barratt-Pugh, Susanne Bahn May 2014

Introducing Mandatory Training Systems? Investigating The Implementation Of Compulsory Pre-Site Construction Training, Llandis Barratt-Pugh, Susanne Bahn

Llandis Barratt-Pugh

There can be no more effective learning than that achieved by training systems to reduce death and injury. In such cases the imposition of a mandatory course would appear justifiable, especially where there is a history of unfortunate incidents and current rapid workforce growth. Installing learning as an imperative within a vibrant industry requires considerable negotiation between stakeholders to turn evidence into policy, industry intent, regulatory curriculum and subsequent workplace practice. This paper reflects back and reviews the introduction of such training within the construction industry in Western Australia as it adapts to the additional pressures of the development boom ...


Determining Industry Response To The Construction Induction Training In Wa, Susanne Bahn, Llandis Barratt-Pugh May 2014

Determining Industry Response To The Construction Induction Training In Wa, Susanne Bahn, Llandis Barratt-Pugh

Llandis Barratt-Pugh

This paper presents the results of a 2010 study on the effectiveness of the Construction Induction Training in Western Australia (previously known as the “Blue Card”). The findings indicate that the commercial construction sector values the development of the Construction Induction Training, are supportive of the mandatory nature of the training and believe that the training has not only increased their personal safety awareness but has contributed to a positive improvement in the safety culture on construction worksites. There was strong support for a refresher Construction Induction Training course on a regular basis to inform workers of legislation changes and ...


Maine Shared Collections Strategy (Mscs) May 2014 Advisory Board Update Report, Matthew Revitt, Deborah Rollins, James Jackson Sanborn, Clem Guthro, Barbara Mcdade Apr 2014

Maine Shared Collections Strategy (Mscs) May 2014 Advisory Board Update Report, Matthew Revitt, Deborah Rollins, James Jackson Sanborn, Clem Guthro, Barbara Mcdade

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


A Multi-Institutional Project To Develop Discipline-Specific Data Literacy Instruction For Graduate Students, Sarah Wright, Michael Fosmire, Jon Jeffryes, Marianne Stowell Bracke, Brian Westra Apr 2014

A Multi-Institutional Project To Develop Discipline-Specific Data Literacy Instruction For Graduate Students, Sarah Wright, Michael Fosmire, Jon Jeffryes, Marianne Stowell Bracke, Brian Westra

Michael Fosmire

What data stewardship skills are needed by future scientists to fulfill their professional responsibilities and take advantage of opportunities in e-science? How can academic librarians contribute their expertise in information organization, dissemination and preservation to better serve modern science? With support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), four research libraries have formed a partnership to address these questions. The aims of the partnership are to identify the data stewardship skills, including data management and curation, needed by graduate students at the research discipline level, to identify trends that extend across the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM ...


Developing Library Websites Optimized For Mobile Devices, Brendan Ryan Dec 2013

Developing Library Websites Optimized For Mobile Devices, Brendan Ryan

Brendan Ryan

The article explores the development of library websites optimized for mobile devices. Topics to be covered will include beginning the process of developing for mobile devices, assessing project goals, text-based contact with library staff, and mobile device emulators.


Determining Industry Response To The Construction Induction Training In Wa, Susanne Bahn, Llandis Barratt-Pugh Nov 2013

Determining Industry Response To The Construction Induction Training In Wa, Susanne Bahn, Llandis Barratt-Pugh

Susanne Bahn Dr

This paper presents the results of a 2010 study on the effectiveness of the Construction Induction Training in Western Australia (previously known as the “Blue Card”). The findings indicate that the commercial construction sector values the development of the Construction Induction Training, are supportive of the mandatory nature of the training and believe that the training has not only increased their personal safety awareness but has contributed to a positive improvement in the safety culture on construction worksites. There was strong support for a refresher Construction Induction Training course on a regular basis to inform workers of legislation changes and ...


United We Stand: A Collaborative Approach To Legacy Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Deborah Rollins Oct 2013

United We Stand: A Collaborative Approach To Legacy Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Deborah Rollins

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro Aug 2013

Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Mission Possible: A Retreat To Prepare Librarians To Infiltrate Upper-Level Curricula, Priscilla Finley, Diane Vanderpol, Susie Skarl, Sidney Lowe Aug 2013

Mission Possible: A Retreat To Prepare Librarians To Infiltrate Upper-Level Curricula, Priscilla Finley, Diane Vanderpol, Susie Skarl, Sidney Lowe

Susie Skarl

From its humble beginnings a scant fifty years ago as a small desert school, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has rapidly evolved into a dynamic urban academic institution dedicated to creating a learning environment that empowers students to become lifelong learners. UNLV's first classes were held in 1957, and its solitary campus building housed all of the classrooms, offices, science labs, and a library of 2,000 books managed by a part-time librarian. Today, the UNLV Libraries include the 302,000 square foot Lied Library, three campus branches, 125 employees, and a book collection that expanded to ...


Communication, Project Management & Decision-Making, Matthew Revitt Jun 2013

Communication, Project Management & Decision-Making, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Using Data In Collaboration: Experiences From The Maine Shared Collections Strategy, Matthew Revitt Jun 2013

Using Data In Collaboration: Experiences From The Maine Shared Collections Strategy, Matthew Revitt

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.


Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro May 2013

Together We Are Stronger: A Cooperative Approach To Managing Print Collections, Matthew Revitt, Clem Guthro

Matthew I Revitt

No abstract provided.