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Planning And Implementing A Successful Nsa-Nsf Gencyber Summer Cyber Academy, Bryson R. Payne, Tamirat Abegaz, Keith Antonia Dec 2016

Planning And Implementing A Successful Nsa-Nsf Gencyber Summer Cyber Academy, Bryson R. Payne, Tamirat Abegaz, Keith Antonia

Journal of Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice

The GenCyber program is jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help faculty and cybersecurity experts provide summer cybersecurity camp experiences for K-12 students and teachers. The main objective of the program is to attract, educate, and motivate a new generation of young men and women to help address the nationwide shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals. The curriculum is flexible and centers on ten cybersecurity first principles. Currently, GenCyber provides cyber camp options for three types of audiences: students, teachers, and a combination of both teachers and students. In 2016, over 120 ...


A Comparison Of Online And Face-To-Face Achievement In Physical Science, Lisa F. Mozer Dec 2016

A Comparison Of Online And Face-To-Face Achievement In Physical Science, Lisa F. Mozer

Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology Dissertations

ABSTRACT

This study provided a descriptive analysis of learning outcomes in both online and face-to-face grades 9-12 physical science courses. Archived data from a single school system were used for a comparative analysis of learning outcomes in high school physical science between students enrolled in online classes and students enrolled in face-to-face classes. The study compared two years of summative assessment scores of two student groups and, overall, found equality between the two learning environments. Online learning outcomes and face-to-face learning outcomes were similar for both school years, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. The overall comparison between learning environments was further examined ...


Definition Of A Method For The Formulation Of Problems To Be Solved With High Performance Computing, Ramya Peruri Aug 2016

Definition Of A Method For The Formulation Of Problems To Be Solved With High Performance Computing, Ramya Peruri

Master of Science in Computer Science Theses

Computational power made available by current technology has been continuously increasing, however today’s problems are larger and more complex and demand even more computational power. Interest in computational problems has also been increasing and is an important research area in computer science. These complex problems are solved with computational models that use an underlying mathematical model and are solved using computer resources, simulation, and are run with High Performance Computing. For such computations, parallel computing has been employed to achieve high performance. This thesis identifies families of problems that can best be solved using modelling and implementation techniques of ...


Using Manipulatives To Investigate Esol Students' Achievement And Dispositions In Algebra, Donna L. Marsh Jul 2016

Using Manipulatives To Investigate Esol Students' Achievement And Dispositions In Algebra, Donna L. Marsh

Doctor of Education in Teacher Leadership Dissertations

The purpose of this embedded quasi-experimental mixed methods research was to investigate the effectiveness of concrete and virtual manipulatives on the achievement of English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as they employ them to explore linear and exponential functions in high school Sheltered Common Core Coordinate Algebra. Also of interest were the effects concrete and virtual manipulatives have on their disposition towards mathematics and math class. Another goal was to investigate the benefits and disadvantages of using concrete and virtual manipulatives versus traditional instructional practices.

This was a 5-week study. The control group (N=20) was instructed through the use ...


Development And Validation Of The Mathematical Problem-Solving Dispositions And Beliefs Scale, Laura L. Barrett Jul 2016

Development And Validation Of The Mathematical Problem-Solving Dispositions And Beliefs Scale, Laura L. Barrett

Doctor of Education in Secondary Education Dissertations

Mathematical problem solving has received recent attention and been recognized as central to analysis and application in everyday life. Mathematical problem solving has often been characterized by traditional word problems. From the models-and-modeling perspective, students problem solve mathematically by engaging in conceptual development through interaction with communities of practice that produce artifacts that are continually under design. Productive problem-solving dispositions and beliefs mold students who are confident and willing to take on new tasks. Attitudes, feelings, dispositions, and beliefs are manipulatable, and thus individuals’ problem-solving identity is complex. To date, there are no empirical studies that have measured students’ levels ...


An Analysis Of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Understanding Of Mathematical Number Sense As Tested On The Timss Assessment, Monica J. Doriney May 2016

An Analysis Of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Understanding Of Mathematical Number Sense As Tested On The Timss Assessment, Monica J. Doriney

Doctor of Education in Secondary Education Dissertations

This study investigated pre-service elementary teacher’s performance on released items from the 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 4th grade mathematics assessment. This study combined an error analysis of pre-service teacher’s errors with a chi-square test for association between type of error and question type as well as type of error and type of cognitive domain. Only number sense questions were chosen, and all questions included were rewritten to (1) be in free response form and (2) encourage pre-service teachers to show all of their work when answering the questions.The test was administered over ...


Personality, Interests, Self-Efficacy, And Anxiety Of Female Stem Majors: A Description, Comparison, And Prediction Of Female Stem Majors, Jennifer L. Mckinney May 2016

Personality, Interests, Self-Efficacy, And Anxiety Of Female Stem Majors: A Description, Comparison, And Prediction Of Female Stem Majors, Jennifer L. Mckinney

Doctor of Education in Secondary Education Dissertations

Gender disparities in specific science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) degrees are apparent in the United States’ higher education reports (e.g., National Science Committee on Science and Engineering indicators, 2014). There is a lack of understanding female STEM majors’ selection that can be addressed by personality, STEM interest (INT), STEM self-efficacy (SE), and mathematics anxiety (MA), and understanding the relationship between those factors. The purpose of the study was to describe, compare, and predict female STEM majors based on personal factors (i.e., INT, SE, MA, and personality) through the following strands: (a) to examine the association of female ...


Math As Text, Rhetoric As Reason: Can The Humanities Save Math Education?, Elizabeth Melendez Apr 2016

Math As Text, Rhetoric As Reason: Can The Humanities Save Math Education?, Elizabeth Melendez

Honors College Capstones and Theses

As a student I had always struggled hopelessly with math. I noticed many of my classmates and associates outside of school shared similar experiences with this subject. However, a unique convergence of fortuitous circumstances shed some much needed light on my difficulties with math. Using a creative and communicative approach, I was able to analyze my experience from a rhetorical perspective, which allowed me to see more clearly, not just the problem I was having with math, but the overall problems many seem to have with math education. My findings were astonishing and became the subject of my research for ...