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Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode, John C. Griffith, Donna Roberts, Marian Schultz May 2016

Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode, John C. Griffith, Donna Roberts, Marian Schultz

Donna L. Roberts

A comparison of failure rates and grade distribution was conducted between four learning disciplines utilized by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide: Eagle Vision Classroom (synchronous classroom to classroom), Eagle Vision Home (synchronous home to home), Online and traditional classroom learning environments. Researchers examined 20,677 Embry-Riddle end-of-course student grades from the 2012-2013 academic year. Significant relationships between failing grades and learning environment (modes) were noted in courses from the English, Economics and Mathematics disciplines. Online courses experienced more failures relative to other modes of instruction in Humanities, Mathematics and Economics courses. The traditional classroom-learning mode had fewer failures relative to other modes ...


Discrepant Teaching Events: Using An Inquiry Stance To Address Students' Misconceptions, Judith Longfield Dec 2014

Discrepant Teaching Events: Using An Inquiry Stance To Address Students' Misconceptions, Judith Longfield

Judith Longfield

Science instructors have long known that the use of discrepant events with unexpected outcomes is a powerful method of activating thinking. A discrepant teaching event is similar to a discrepant science event in that it vividly portrays what is often an abstract construct or concept and has an unexpected outcome. The unexpected outcome creates what Piaget (1971) refers to as disequilibrium, thereby uncovering students’ naïve conceptions and tacit beliefs about the concept being studied. This article defines what a discrepant teaching event is and compares and contrasts discrepant science events and discrepant teaching events. Examples of discrepant teaching events useful ...


The Value Of Academic Group Work: Faculty And Student Perceptions, Joanne Labeouf, John Griffith, Marian Schultz Dec 2014

The Value Of Academic Group Work: Faculty And Student Perceptions, Joanne Labeouf, John Griffith, Marian Schultz

John Griffith

This research examined student and instructor perceptions on group work requirements in academic coursework. Results for 330 faculty and 1,589 students were examined. The study found that most faculty believed group work had academic value, had practical work applications and group project grades reflected individual contributions. Most faculty disagreed that all students working on a group project received the same grade regardless of effort; however the majority of students expressed the opposite view. Most students also indicated they would not take a course specifically due to a group project component, but that group work provided practical applications for work ...


Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode, John C. Griffith, Donna Roberts, Marian Schultz Dec 2014

Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode, John C. Griffith, Donna Roberts, Marian Schultz

John Griffith

A comparison of failure rates and grade distribution was conducted between four learning disciplines utilized by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide: Eagle Vision Classroom (synchronous classroom to classroom), Eagle Vision Home (synchronous home to home), Online and traditional classroom learning environments. Researchers examined 20,677 Embry-Riddle end-of-course student grades from the 2012-2013 academic year. Significant relationships between failing grades and learning environment (modes) were noted in courses from the English, Economics and Mathematics disciplines. Online courses experienced more failures relative to other modes of instruction in Humanities, Mathematics and Economics courses. The traditional classroom-learning mode had fewer failures relative to other modes ...


Mitigating Online Survey Nonresponse Error In Aviation Research, David Carl Ison Dec 2014

Mitigating Online Survey Nonresponse Error In Aviation Research, David Carl Ison

David C. Ison

As aviation researchers increasingly rely on online and email based methods of inquiry, it has become ever more necessary to identify the best practices in avoiding the blockage of research-oriented emails by spam filtration software. This study investigated the available literature on the use of email to distribute research surveys. Although data was available on how to and why to conduct research online, the literature lacked information on potential problems associated with the use of email in the conduct of such research. Evidence on how to avoid spam filtration was provided by the ex post facto findings of a study ...


Development And Validation Of An Aviation Research Survey, David C. Ison Dec 2014

Development And Validation Of An Aviation Research Survey, David C. Ison

David C. Ison

Surveys are one of the more commonly utilized data collection instruments in aviation research. Unfortunately, there often is little information provided as to how the surveys utilized in such studies were developed. This is problematic because the validity and construction of surveys are critical to the successful collection of data. Further, without the proper distribution methodologies in place, survey response rates can be poor. This qualitative study provides a literature-based process to assist aviation researchers to design and validate a survey instrument. First a literature-based survey development protocol was developed. Next, a validation process utilizing a panel of experts was ...


The Future Of Women In Aviation: Trends In Participation In Postsecondary Aviation Education, David C. Ison Dec 2014

The Future Of Women In Aviation: Trends In Participation In Postsecondary Aviation Education, David C. Ison

David C. Ison

The purpose of this research was to evaluate the trends in participation by women in postsecondary aviation programs in the United States both at the student and faculty levels. Data concerning the number of students who completed baccalaureate degrees in aviation was collected via the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). It was found that 560 (10.5%) students among the 5,355 total that completed a degree in an aviation related field in 2007 were female. Also, of 434 full-time aviation faculty members employed at 74 different aviation programs meeting the criteria of this study, 35 (8.1%) were ...


Using A Wiki For Collaboration And Learning In Helping Profession Education: A Pilot Study, Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Richard J. Silvey Nov 2014

Using A Wiki For Collaboration And Learning In Helping Profession Education: A Pilot Study, Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Richard J. Silvey

Richard Justin Silvey

No abstract provided.


Students׳ Willingness To Use Response And Engagement Technology In The Classroom, Eric A. Brown, Nicholas J. Thomas, Lisa Y. Thomas Oct 2014

Students׳ Willingness To Use Response And Engagement Technology In The Classroom, Eric A. Brown, Nicholas J. Thomas, Lisa Y. Thomas

Eric A. Brown

Increased use of student response and engagement systems in the collegiate classroom environment is a growing trend in hospitality education. However, faculties have expressed hesitance in adopting this technology due to apprehension of students. This purpose of this paper is to share the results of a survey given to undergraduate hospitality students at Iowa State University about their willingness and ability to use these systems. When analyzing the data from the 413 respondents, the results show students are in fact able and willing to use a classroom response and engagement system in order to increase engagement. In addition, students have ...


What Our Faculty And Students Are Telling Us, John C. Griffith, Rene Herron Oct 2014

What Our Faculty And Students Are Telling Us, John C. Griffith, Rene Herron

John Griffith

This research examined comments in open response areas from 228 faculty and 659 student surveys regarding learning mode preference (classroom, online, video synchronous) instructor competence with technology and the impact of tuition reimbursement on student choice of learning mode. Most faculty and students viewed traditional classroom as the best option for quality interaction and learning. EagleVision Home (synchronous video learning) courses were noted for increased social presence and online courses were viewed as the most flexible option to take a class. Faculty and students emphasized the need for interaction in distance learning environments. Members of both groups highlighted technical issues ...


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 ...


Viper Faculty Development Workshops: A New Model For The Creation Of New Teaching Materials, Hilary J. Eppley Oct 2014

Viper Faculty Development Workshops: A New Model For The Creation Of New Teaching Materials, Hilary J. Eppley

Hilary J. Eppley

IONiC VIPEr (www.ionicviper.org) is a virtual community and a “living” repository for online teaching materials in the field of inorganic chemistry. The Leadership Council of IONiC has developed a “Back to Grad School” model for creating new learning objects and for enhancing our community. We have hosted week long faculty development workshops where research experts from top graduate programs present cutting edge science and teams of faculty jointly develop materials based on these presentations. Participants are groomed for greater participation in the online community, teaching materials developed at the conference are tested, and feedback and assessment data on ...


Shu Procures 3d Printer For Use In Curriculum, Enda Mcgovern Oct 2014

Shu Procures 3d Printer For Use In Curriculum, Enda Mcgovern

Enda McGovern

Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business has purchased a 3D printer for SHU professors and students to use as a tool of innovation in classrooms and for academic projects. The idea for procuring the printer came from Enda McGovern, associate professor of marketing and sport management, who is implementing the technology into his marketing principles course this fall.


A Socratic Café For Critical Inquiry, Jody Piro, Gina Anderson Sep 2014

A Socratic Café For Critical Inquiry, Jody Piro, Gina Anderson

Jody Piro

This presentation will explore the completed research inquiry that developed from our overt attempt to promote critical thinking in an online forum. The implications for advancing critical inquiry in online formats for interdisciplinary university content areas will be addressed. The objectives of this session are twofold: 1) to introduce participants to the nine intellectual standards (Elder & Paul, 2007) used to analyze the critical thinking and Socratic questioning in our research, and 2) to discuss the structuring of critical analysis in participants' own classrooms. Participants can expect to participate in a cooperative learning activity to practice the use of Intellectual Standards ...


Overview Of Problem-Based Learning: Definitions And Distinctions, John R. Savery Sep 2014

Overview Of Problem-Based Learning: Definitions And Distinctions, John R. Savery

John R Savery

Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional approach that has been used successfully for over 30 years and continues to gain acceptance in multiple disciplines. It is an instructional (and curricular) learner-centered approach that empowers learners to conduct research, integrate theory and practice, and apply knowledge and skills to develop a viable solution to a defined problem. This overview presents a brief history, followed by a discussion of the similarities and differences between PBL and other experiential approaches to teaching, and identifies some of the challenges that lie ahead for PBL.


Hsisp Annotated Bibliography: Humane Education (1998-2013), Erich Yahner Sep 2014

Hsisp Annotated Bibliography: Humane Education (1998-2013), Erich Yahner

Erich Yahner

No abstract provided.


Hsisp Annotated Bibliography: Moral & Character Education (1998-2013), Erich Yahner Sep 2014

Hsisp Annotated Bibliography: Moral & Character Education (1998-2013), Erich Yahner

Erich Yahner

No abstract provided.


Enabling National Software Development Competitions To Identify And Enhance Student Mentor Capability In Singapore, Chris Boesch, Sandra Boesch Jul 2014

Enabling National Software Development Competitions To Identify And Enhance Student Mentor Capability In Singapore, Chris Boesch, Sandra Boesch

Chris BOESCH

The authors previously developed a system to facilitate the self-directed learning and practicing of software languages in Singapore. One of the goals of this self-directed learning was to enable the creation of student mentors who would be able to assist other students during classroom sessions. Building on this work, the authors extended the platform to support the promotion and coordination of multiple programming competitions including multiple schools systems within Singapore with the goals of identifying, enabling, and mentoring students who might be better prepared to mentor their peers at their school after participating in the country wide competition. This paper ...


Automated Mentor Assignment In Blended Learning Environments, Chris Boesch, Kevin Steppe Jul 2014

Automated Mentor Assignment In Blended Learning Environments, Chris Boesch, Kevin Steppe

Chris BOESCH

In this paper we discuss the addition of automatic assignment of mentors during inclass lab work to an existing online platform for programing practice. SingPath is an web based tool for users to practice programming in several software languages. The platform started as a tool to provide students with online feedback on solutions to programming problems and expanded over time to support different of blended learning needs for a variety of classes and classroom settings. The SingPath platform supports traditional self-directed learning mechanisms such as badges and completion metrics as well as features for use in classrooms, such as tournaments ...


Creating Adaptive Quests To Support Personalized Learning Experiences When Learning Software Languages, Chris Boesch, Sandra Boesch Jul 2014

Creating Adaptive Quests To Support Personalized Learning Experiences When Learning Software Languages, Chris Boesch, Sandra Boesch

Chris BOESCH

Over the past three years the authors have been developing and refining an online practicing platform called SingPath, which enables users to practice writing code in various software languages. The most recent feature to be released is a Quest mode that encourages users by showing short video clips each time a user solves five problems. In addition, users are able to choose whether to play through these quests on easy, medium, or hard levels of difficulty. The ability for users to customize their game play enables them to modify the difficulty of the experience and ideally self-regulate how frustrating or ...


Tournament-Based Teaching, Shannon Christopher Boesch, Sandra Boesch Jul 2014

Tournament-Based Teaching, Shannon Christopher Boesch, Sandra Boesch

Chris BOESCH

Over the past two years we have collaborated to develop a process and set of online games to enable additional feedback to both students and instructors in a classroom setting. We have named the resulting process Tournament-based Teaching due to the extensive use of tournament-based feedback for groups and individuals throughout course delivery. Tournament-based Teaching enables individualized and peer-based learning in a classroom setting and provides additional motivation for students to prepare for classroom sessions. It also provides feedback to instructors, which can be leveraged to provide better schedule classroom sessions.


Adaptive Gameplay For Programming Practice, Chris Boesch, Sandra Boesch Jul 2014

Adaptive Gameplay For Programming Practice, Chris Boesch, Sandra Boesch

Chris BOESCH

Over the past four years, we have collaborated to develop a set of online games to enable users to practice software languages in a self-directed manner and as part of a class. Recently we introduced a new adaptive difficulty feature that enables players to self-regulate the difficulty of the games they are playing to practice. These new features also provide additional information to further adapt the problem content to better meet the needs of the users.


Innovation In Personalised Learning, Shelley Kinash Jul 2014

Innovation In Personalised Learning, Shelley Kinash

Professor Shelley Kinash

Program


Innovations In Personalised Learning, Shelley Kinash Jul 2014

Innovations In Personalised Learning, Shelley Kinash

Professor Shelley Kinash

This workshop will cover how to design mobile learning and blended learning to meet the needs of diverse learners.


Creating Inclusive Learning Communities For Ell Students: Transforming School Principals' Perspectives, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams, Trish Morita-Mullaney Jul 2014

Creating Inclusive Learning Communities For Ell Students: Transforming School Principals' Perspectives, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams, Trish Morita-Mullaney

Susan Adams

School-level administrators are often concerned about tertiary supports for English language learners (ELLs), such as translating signs and school documents or offering Spanish classes for their teachers. Although modeling and learning the heritage language(s) of the ESL population can be helpful, its focus on language differences can limit our considerations of broader systemic challenges that impact the success of ELLs in our schools. This article shares the dialogues that school administrators are having about ELL students and discusses the use of social justice and equity focused professional learning communities as a way to transform this discourse to address the ...


English Proficiency / Fluent English Proficient Students, Susan R. Adams Jul 2014

English Proficiency / Fluent English Proficient Students, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

K-12 students whose first language is not English are identified upon enrollment in U.S. schools through a home language survey and are immediately assessed to determine whether English as a second language (ESL) services are required. Students who do not pass this initial screening assessment are classified as English Language Learners (ELLs), or as limited English proficiency (LEP) students, and are identified to receive school-provided English language development (ELD) and accommodations. Students who pass the initial screener or who demonstrate English proficiency two years in a row on state-mandated annual assessments are deemed fluent or fully English proficient (FEP ...


Creating Conditions For Transforming Practicing K-12 Mainstream Teachers Of English Language Learners, Susan R. Adams, Kathryn Brooks Jul 2014

Creating Conditions For Transforming Practicing K-12 Mainstream Teachers Of English Language Learners, Susan R. Adams, Kathryn Brooks

Susan Adams

Critical incident reflection journal writing provides a rich source for identifying high impact components of Project Alianza, a graduate course for mainstream secondary teachers funded by a US Department of Education Title III Professional Development grant. In this narrative pilot study featuring one strand of existing data, the co-authors, who are also co-instructors and co-researchers, begin the first rounds of analysis to identify emerging key conditions and contributing factors featured within specialized graduate courses for encouraging dispositional change and professional efficacy toward English language learners (ELLs) in practicing K-12 mainstream educators. Using Mezirow’s adult transformational learning theory (1991), Kegan ...


Success With Ell's: Writing In The Esl Classroom: Confessions Of A Guilty Teacher, Susan R. Adams Jul 2014

Success With Ell's: Writing In The Esl Classroom: Confessions Of A Guilty Teacher, Susan R. Adams

Susan Adams

"Success with ELLs" suggests effective approaches to teaching English language learners in ways that can be of benefit to all students in mainstream middle and high school English classes.


Flipped Technological Training And Development Using Quality Systems Management In The Public Services Field, Dustin Bessette, Sharon Burton, Maurice Dawson Jun 2014

Flipped Technological Training And Development Using Quality Systems Management In The Public Services Field, Dustin Bessette, Sharon Burton, Maurice Dawson

Maurice Dawson

Training and development is ideal for businesses process improvements in many public service fields. Education, development, and training tools are not new concepts, but are ideal, crucial, and responsive in the central utilization of employee training systems for public service fields. The need for public workforce has increased and demanded accelerated technological training and development process that have positive value and achievable gains. One method to surge this problem is to flip the technological training and development tools that have been issued and over used in the past. These tools not only hold back vicious potential from employees, but employees ...


3g - Mobile Technology In Education, Sivakumar R Jun 2014

3g - Mobile Technology In Education, Sivakumar R

Sivakumar Ramaraj

Mobile phone based educational learning system has the basis of Educational Technology Competency Standards for Teachers, tracing by demand of improving teachers’ educational technology and with the focus of making up knowledge and capacity building. Mobile Learning has become another very important complement to the traditional ways of learning after digital learning. The development of the third generation mobile communication technology 3G provides a more adequate technical basis for mobile learning. This article describes the 3G based mobile learning, where mobile device is used for educational activities. The goal of this innovative method is to create flexible teaching solutions, which ...