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Faculty And Student Perceptions Of Effective Techniques In Teaching Physiology, Ben Jeter May 2021

Faculty And Student Perceptions Of Effective Techniques In Teaching Physiology, Ben Jeter

School of Education Doctoral Projects

Students enrolling in Human Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) often acknowledge it as being one of the more challenging courses of their college career. Human A&P is a two-semester prerequisite for multiple healthcare-related disciplines. Jackson State Community College (JSCC) is home to multiple healthcare programs including a nursing program and allied health programs that include physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, radiologic technology, respiratory care, and medical lab technicians. Each of these programs require students to complete at least one of the A&P courses before being granted admission to the program. Therefore, the aim of the study was to ...


A Guided Orientation Process For Online Adult Learners, Shana L. Palla May 2021

A Guided Orientation Process For Online Adult Learners, Shana L. Palla

School of Education Doctoral Projects

To the MS in Applied Statistics, Analytics & Data Science program at the University of Kansas, the orientation process, between accepting an offer of admission and starting the first day of classes, takes approximately 7 steps. Students to this program, typically online non-traditional working professionals, were sent an email with directions on how to complete the steps, and the students self-guided their way through the process using the email. The steps must be completed in a specific order and some steps require overnight processing before the next step can be initiated. When students were unable to complete the process on their ...


Parental Engagement In The Transition To College, Casey M. Henceroth May 2021

Parental Engagement In The Transition To College, Casey M. Henceroth

School of Education Doctoral Projects

Increased parental involvement with children in college has been attributed to rising higher education costs, an increase in technology usage and communication, a generational shift in parenting style with increased closeness and involvement at the primary and secondary education levels, and the growing number of college students whose parents attended college. Some higher education professionals are concerned this increased parental engagement has a negative impact on college student growth and maturity, while others see benefits to students from a developmental standpoint. While there has been increased scholarly attention over the previous two decades about the growing involvement of parents on ...


Online Learning In Vocational Education Of China During Covid-19: Achievements, Challenges, And Future Developments, Xibin Han, Qian Zhou, Wanruo Shi, Shuyuan Yang Mar 2021

Online Learning In Vocational Education Of China During Covid-19: Achievements, Challenges, And Future Developments, Xibin Han, Qian Zhou, Wanruo Shi, Shuyuan Yang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

COVID-19 has challenged education systems globally. Traditional teaching and learning activities of more than 1,300 vocational colleges and nearly 11,000 vocational high schools in China have had to be paused and transformed into an online mode. A study had been conducted to trace the unprecedented change which would provide reflections on policies and practical experience worthy of reference for the follow-up development of online vocational education in China and other countries in the world. The study used two methods to collect data: (1) delivering questionnaires to 767 schools, 17009 teachers, 270,732 students, and (2) gathering 110 institute ...


Exploring Chinese Students’ Learning Experience In Cic Mooc 2.0– A Study With Chinese Online Communities, Qing Zhang, Hengtao Tang, Barbara B. Lockee, Kathryn Jablokow Mar 2021

Exploring Chinese Students’ Learning Experience In Cic Mooc 2.0– A Study With Chinese Online Communities, Qing Zhang, Hengtao Tang, Barbara B. Lockee, Kathryn Jablokow

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This research explores Chinese students’ learning experience in the Creativity, Innovation, and Change (CIC) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 2.0 from the cultural, language, and communication perspectives. The CIC MOOC was the first course offered in both English and Chinese in Coursera. Data in this study were collected via online survey, interviews, QQ chat logs, and discussion threads in Guokr platform. Content analysis was performed to identify key themes from the collected data. Findings reveal that differences exist in Eastern and Western societies regarding power distance, individualism versus collectivism, and masculinity versus femininity. Communication patterns also vary in QQ ...


Methods To Analyze Likert-Type Data In Educational Technology Research, Li-Ting Chen, Leping Liu Mar 2021

Methods To Analyze Likert-Type Data In Educational Technology Research, Li-Ting Chen, Leping Liu

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Likert-type items are commonly used in education and related fields to measure attitudes and opinions. Yet there is no consensus on how to analyze data collected from these items. In this paper, we first synthesized literature on strategies for analyzing Likert-type data and provided computing tools for these strategies. Secondly, to examine the use and analysis of Likert-type data in the field of educational technology, we reviewed 424 articles that were published in the journal Educational Technology Research and Development between 2016 and 2020. Our review showed that about 50% of the articles reported Likert-type data. A total of 139 ...


Stimulus Of Specialization On Postgraduate Students’ Application Of Mobile Technologies For Learning, Amos Ochayi Onojah, Adenike Aderogba Onojah, Nwadubike Edwin Nweke-Richards Feb 2021

Stimulus Of Specialization On Postgraduate Students’ Application Of Mobile Technologies For Learning, Amos Ochayi Onojah, Adenike Aderogba Onojah, Nwadubike Edwin Nweke-Richards

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Most students could be adopting the mobile technologies available but may not be for learning purposes. This study investigated the postgraduate students’ application of mobile technologies for learning and examined the differences in the application of mobile technologies by postgraduate students based on their area of specialization. The study was a quantitative research design. The population comprised all postgraduates’ students in Nigeria out of which 750 of them were purposively sampled across eleven universities based on accessibility. The data for the study was gathered using a Researchers-developed questionnaire. Statistical form of Mean was used to answer the research questions while ...


Parents’ Voices: Virtual Classroom Bridging Homeschooling To Public Schools, Dennis Norman, Tian Luo, Pauline Salim Muljana Feb 2021

Parents’ Voices: Virtual Classroom Bridging Homeschooling To Public Schools, Dennis Norman, Tian Luo, Pauline Salim Muljana

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

This research examined to what extent homeschooling parents believed that virtual classrooms have bridged the home and public-schooling systems via a case study. Data were drawn from an online survey as well as Skype and personal interviews with ten participants who were parents of home-schooled children with an understanding of the virtual learning process. Participants reported both benefits and challenges of virtual homeschooling from parents’ perspectives. Discussion and implications to educational practitioners are included.


Analysis Of The Cores Of These Improvements Of Online Teaching System And Model-Based On The Evaluation And Feedback On The Online Teaching Model And Teaching Platform, Jiangxue Zhang, Kaiquan Chen Feb 2021

Analysis Of The Cores Of These Improvements Of Online Teaching System And Model-Based On The Evaluation And Feedback On The Online Teaching Model And Teaching Platform, Jiangxue Zhang, Kaiquan Chen

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

In recent years, MOOC, SPOC and other online teaching modes have attracted widespread attention. Online teaching platforms such as Tencent Classroom and MOOC of Chinese universities have emerged in an endless stream. During the 2020 outbreak of COVID-19, schools at all levels actively engaged in online teaching. The problems and challenges faced in the course of this teaching process will push the research hotspots of modern educational technology to construct the online teaching model that meets the needs of colleges and universities in the context of "Internet + Education". This study collected the evaluation and feedback of college students from different ...


Non-Traditional Student Orientation: An Assessment Of Non-Traditional Student Orientation Needs, Naomi D. Clement Dec 2020

Non-Traditional Student Orientation: An Assessment Of Non-Traditional Student Orientation Needs, Naomi D. Clement

School of Education Doctoral Projects

The purpose of this action research project is to better understand the needs of non-traditional students and how to meet those needs through a specific college orientation program. Data results showed that non-traditional students at The University of Southern Mississippi felt they were not best served by their orientation experience. The researcher recommended, based on information provided by survey responses, that The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs implement an orientation session that was specifically for the non-traditional student population. By providing information on the university’s speaking and writing center, health services, counseling services, and library resources, it could ...


Impact Of Transformational Leadership Behaviors Of Administrators As Predictors Of High Performing And Low Performing Schools In Mississippi, Audra Rester Dec 2020

Impact Of Transformational Leadership Behaviors Of Administrators As Predictors Of High Performing And Low Performing Schools In Mississippi, Audra Rester

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to develop an understanding of the relative impact of principal transformational leadership as it relates to school accountability status. Teachers from schools that have been assigned the labels of A, B, C, D, and F by the Mississippi Department of Education were surveyed. A quantitative design was used to test six research hypotheses to see if any differences exist between the perceived leadership behaviors of school administrators by teachers among the accountability labels. The principal leadership behaviors, which were based on transformational leadership theory, were (1) provides vision, (2) models appropriate behavior, (3) fosters ...


Organizational Stressors As Predictors Of Burnout, Kristen Albritton Dec 2020

Organizational Stressors As Predictors Of Burnout, Kristen Albritton

Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine if organizational stress, measured by role conflict and role ambiguity, predicts burnout among employees. A review of the related literature identified variables that demonstrate a relationship with burnout, supported by the Maslach (1998) theory of burnout and Katz and Kahn’s (1966) organizational role theory. The researcher also examined whether organizational level and demographic variables (gender, education level, and job tenure) moderate the relationships between role conflict, role ambiguity, and burnout.

The study follows a non-experimental, cross-sectional design using data collected from a survey. Results of linear regression analyses reveal role conflict ...


Linking Police Attitude To Behavior In Interactions With Mentally Ill Consumers, Raymond Wooten Dec 2020

Linking Police Attitude To Behavior In Interactions With Mentally Ill Consumers, Raymond Wooten

Dissertations

In this project, the author aimed to examine law enforcement officer attitude and behavior toward individuals with serious mental illness. There were two distinct sections of this project; one quantitative and one qualitative. For the quantitative portion, one hundred fifty four (N = 154) officers completed an online questionnaire providing information on their attitude toward individuals with serious mental illness in a variety of contexts. The questionnaire also generated information regarding officers’ general knowledge of mental illness, their level of contact with individuals with mental illness, and their desired social distance from individuals with mental illness. In the qualitative portion, ten ...


A Research On The Effect Of Learner Attribution On Performance Under The Mediation Of Online Learning Environment, Keding Zhong Dec 2020

A Research On The Effect Of Learner Attribution On Performance Under The Mediation Of Online Learning Environment, Keding Zhong

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Online learners' learning attribution has a significant effect on their learning behavior motivation and other psychological characteristics, and effects their learning performance through the change of learning behavior. The focus of this research is: What changes the learning behavior of online learners during the intermediate process? How does its mode of action relate to online learners' learning attribution? This research adopts the method of the role of mediating variable and takes online learning environment as the intermediary variable to test the direct effect of learning attribution on learning performance and the indirect effect through the mediating effect of online learning ...


How The Anonymous Feature Of Audience Response System Influences The Interactions Of Students By Different Types Of Questions, Lili Zhang, Jiaming Cheng, Jing Lei, Qiu Wang Dec 2020

How The Anonymous Feature Of Audience Response System Influences The Interactions Of Students By Different Types Of Questions, Lili Zhang, Jiaming Cheng, Jing Lei, Qiu Wang

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

The Audience Response System (ARS) has been found effective among educators as a good way of using technology to increase participation, involvement, and engagement. Many researchers suggest that the benefits of ARS on students' participation and interactions are associated with its anonymity. ARS questions and using questing strategies during an ARS-based learning activity are also regarded as crucial factors influencing the effectiveness of the implementation of ARS in a class. To examine the influences of the anonymous feature of ARS on students' interactions in light of different types of questions, a post-test only quasi-experiment was conducted with 17 college students ...


Educational Administrators’ Facing Covid-19 Measures In Paraguay, Valentina Canese, Jessica Amarilla Dec 2020

Educational Administrators’ Facing Covid-19 Measures In Paraguay, Valentina Canese, Jessica Amarilla

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Around the world COVID-19 has forced governments to take measures that have so far affected education systems, in various ways. Face-to-face interactions have been disrupted in around 70% of educational institutions as per reported by UNESCO (2020). Due to the pandemic, authorities in Paraguay adopted early measures to prevent the spread of the virus which in turn have affected educational institutions greatly. This article reports an analysis of educational administrators’ institutional perspectives in light of the challenges presented by quarantine measures and considering elements such as infrastructure and access to technology, teacher training, student and parent limitations. A mixed quan-qual ...


Non-Repository Uses Of Learning Management System Through Mobile Access, Jeremy Ng, Leon Lei, Nathalie Iseli-Chan, Jinbao Li, Felix Siu, Sam Chu, Xiao Hu Dec 2020

Non-Repository Uses Of Learning Management System Through Mobile Access, Jeremy Ng, Leon Lei, Nathalie Iseli-Chan, Jinbao Li, Felix Siu, Sam Chu, Xiao Hu

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE)

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) have been widely adopted in higher education worldwide, but predominately used as repositories of learning materials. Mobile access to LMSs enables greater mobility and flexible learning, and thus may help boosting non-repository uses of LMSs, maximizing their educational affordance. This study examined the extent to which mobile access to an LMS, Moodle, was used for various learning activities, with a focus on those beyond storing and retrieving learning materials, as well as the factors influencing students’ non-repository uses of LMS via mobile access. A mixed-method approach was applied, with survey responses collected from 316 students and ...


Career And Technical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Toward And Their Participation In Technology-Based Professional Development Training In Mississippi’S High School Districts, Natalie N. Hill Oct 2020

Career And Technical Education Teachers’ Attitudes Toward And Their Participation In Technology-Based Professional Development Training In Mississippi’S High School Districts, Natalie N. Hill

Dissertations

The use of technology has become an essential part of daily interaction in Career and Technical education learning environments. There is very little research regarding career and technical teachers’ attitudes and participation in professional development, although previous studies have been conducted referencing K-12 teachers’ attitudes. A qualitative research methodology was employed to investigated the insight of CTE teachers’ attitudes toward the professional developments that they had attended. This study also investigated whether training was appropriate to teachers’ learning needs in high school districts in MS. The population for this study included seven high school career and technical teachers in five ...


Living On Campus Is Beneficial: Studying The Impact Of Student Involvement Through Living-Learning Communities, Stephen R. Mccay Oct 2020

Living On Campus Is Beneficial: Studying The Impact Of Student Involvement Through Living-Learning Communities, Stephen R. Mccay

Dissertations

Since the early days of higher education, living-learning communities have been beneficial for student success, involvement, and retention. A living-learning community can be studied using the following as a basic definition for this research: a group of students living together who have a purpose of focusing on learning outside the classroom and that interacts with the institution’s staff, who assist with the students’ holistic development. Research suggests that students who are involved and those who live on campus have greater academic success and are more likely to return for their next academic semester. Astin’s involvement theory explores the ...


Diversity And Inclusion: Examining The Lived Experiences Of Lgbtq Students At Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus) In The Bible Belt, Steven Jones Oct 2020

Diversity And Inclusion: Examining The Lived Experiences Of Lgbtq Students At Historically Black Colleges And Universities (Hbcus) In The Bible Belt, Steven Jones

Dissertations

Throughout the twentieth century, the Gay Rights Movement has gained momentum as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) individuals have fought for civil equality and social acceptance. However, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been slow to adapt, implement, and effect change that improves the quality of education for LGBTQ students. Strong religious beliefs derived from the church; especially in the South, may be the connection to understanding why homosexuality isn’t vastly accepted or celebrated in the Black Community and at HBCUs; particularly, in the Bible Belt.

Thus, this phenomenological qualitative study, guided by the theory of care ...


Comparison Of Retention Rates Between Traditional On-Ground And Online Biology Laboratory Courses In The Community College Setting, Megan Winborne Aug 2020

Comparison Of Retention Rates Between Traditional On-Ground And Online Biology Laboratory Courses In The Community College Setting, Megan Winborne

Dissertations

Community colleges provide vital educational resources to students across the nation. Online learning has become an integral part of the course offerings for community colleges. With regards to online learning, there is a lack of empirical evidence and research focused on community college offered biology laboratories, particularly concerning retention rates of these students. Means, Toyama, Murphy, and Bakia. (2013) found that even though there are copious amounts of studies dedicated to evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning formats, many of them neglected to review retention rates associated with online educational courses.

The purpose of this study was to determine ...


A Narrative Case Study Of Transfer Students In Instrumental Music Education, Ashley Glenn Jul 2020

A Narrative Case Study Of Transfer Students In Instrumental Music Education, Ashley Glenn

Dissertations

Transfer students in music fields face challenges that are different from other fields of study. Research has shown that transfer students in music are expected to acclimate and operate as upperclassmen with minimal onboarding while also potentially having to retake courses they received credit for at the community college level. This study examines the experiences of five transfer students in music education through the lens of Schlossberg’s transition theory and Dewey’s model of transaction. Building on existing transfer student research, it asks: what do transfer students experience in terms of acceptance and self-integration, and how do these experiences ...


The Principal And Teacher Evaluation: A Study Of Influencing Pressures, Andy Brock Jul 2020

The Principal And Teacher Evaluation: A Study Of Influencing Pressures, Andy Brock

Dissertations

This quantitative study focused on determining the amount of influencing pressure principals encountered during summative teacher evaluations, determining if there was a relationship between the pressures a principal experienced while completing a summative teacher evaluation and the summative evaluation score teachers received, and determining if there was a relationship between teacher evaluation scores and district accountability levels. A survey instrument was created containing 23 possible influencing pressures derived from a literature review along with 14 items for the purpose of collecting demographic data from each participant. The survey instrument used a horizontal numeric scale to measure the amount of influencing ...


Examining Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, And Differentiating Instruction For Educating Gifted Learners, Marla Freitag Jul 2020

Examining Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, And Differentiating Instruction For Educating Gifted Learners, Marla Freitag

Dissertations

This study examined preservice teachers’ attitudes, self-efficacy, and use of differentiation for gifted learners during the various stages of a teacher education program. The theoretical framework of this study was based on the premise that implicit personality theories held by preservice teachers influence both attitudes towards gifted learners and instructional practices in the general education, elementary classroom. The research design utilized quantitative methods to gather data from undergraduate general education preservice teachers from two regional universities within Mississippi. A total of 204 preservice teachers completed the Survey of Practices with Students of Varying Needs. Data gathered during this study was ...


Teacher Beliefs And The Intent And Current Use Of Movement As It Influences Students With And Without Adhd, Kimberly Mcquagge Jul 2020

Teacher Beliefs And The Intent And Current Use Of Movement As It Influences Students With And Without Adhd, Kimberly Mcquagge

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to add to the knowledge base regarding utilizing movement in the classroom as it influences reading and mathematics achievement for students with and without Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Mississippi public school teachers (n= 379) responded to an online questionnaire that gathered demographic data and collected ratings based on teacher beliefs and both their current use of movement and intent to use movement in the classroom based on a 5-point Likert scale.

In order to predict if a relationship existed between teacher beliefs of utilizing movement in the classroom and both their current use of movement ...


Core Subject Integration In The K-6 Music Classroom, Rose Bowe Jul 2020

Core Subject Integration In The K-6 Music Classroom, Rose Bowe

Dissertations

Federal legislation through No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (2002) and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (2015) held schools accountable for improved test scores and academic achievement. The heightened scrutiny in performance and expectations placed enormous pressure on students, teachers, and administrators to reach the lofty goals of the accountability model and put emphasis on state-mandated tests for several subjects. Non-tested subjects often encountered a shift in funds and their programs became diminished or even eliminated. Subjects that were not tested, such as music education, were considered non-essential. Nonetheless, the value of music used for instruction to stimulate knowledge retention was ...


The Effect Of Constant Relative Growth Rate Versus Constant Specific Growth Rate On Oocystis Sp, Rachel Kriner Jul 2020

The Effect Of Constant Relative Growth Rate Versus Constant Specific Growth Rate On Oocystis Sp, Rachel Kriner

Master's Theses

In this study, a strain of Oocystis sp. (S002) was grown using two different growth strategies at three different temperatures (15°C, 20°C, 25°C). One strategy (GS1) kept a constant specific growth rate (µ) and the other (GS2) kept a constant relative growth rate (µ/µmax). In both strategies, the cultures were grown following the protocols of a hybrid growth system. The Dilution Phase is an initial semi-continuous growth phase that involves daily dilutions until set growth criteria are met. Followed by a batch culture growth protocol where the cultures were diluted at the onset of the ...


Review, Renovate, Redesign, And Remediate: A Program Evaluation Of A Remedial Mathematics Program, Jonathan Walter Morris May 2020

Review, Renovate, Redesign, And Remediate: A Program Evaluation Of A Remedial Mathematics Program, Jonathan Walter Morris

School of Education Doctoral Projects

The purpose of the Pearl River Community College Remedial Mathematics Program (PRCC RMP) is to provide underprepared students with the mathematical skills needed to succeed in college-level mathematics courses. The PRCC RMP has the responsibility of maintaining and improving the program. The purpose of this study centers on evaluating a curriculum modification of the PRCC RMP. This action research project takes the form of a program review that examines the impact of a shortened sequence of remedial mathematics courses on student success at Pearl River Community College (PRCC). The researcher analyzed archival data to look at how duration in a ...


Increasing The Effectiveness Of Alcohol Reduction Programming, Jason Massey May 2020

Increasing The Effectiveness Of Alcohol Reduction Programming, Jason Massey

School of Education Doctoral Projects

ABSTRACT

In 1989, the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) was signed into law. This law gave the federal government the right to deny funding to universities if they did not certify the development, use and review of programming to prevent the abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs. Among the funds that could be denied are student loans sponsored by the federal government. If a university is unable to accept student loans, the number of students capable of attending decreases. The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is an institution that depends on students who qualify for these federal funds, thus ...


Culturally Relevant Literature For African American College Students, Nickie Floyd May 2020

Culturally Relevant Literature For African American College Students, Nickie Floyd

School of Education Doctoral Projects

This capstone project aimed to determine if low-performing African American college students’ (1) mastery of reading skills and (2) level of classroom engagement are elevated if they are taught with literature that is culturally relevant literature to them. Students participating in this study were forty-three college freshmen at The University of Southern Mississippi enrolled in fall 2019 in a 3-semester hour remedial reading course entitled “Intermediate Reading.” All students enrolled scored below 16 on the American College Test (ACT), which aims to measure college readiness. In the 2019-2020 academic year, African American students were enrolled in this course at a ...