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Facilitating Consumer Partnerships In State Policy And Program Design, Judith Holt, Darrell L. Jones, Richard E. Petty, Suzanne Crisp, Helen Roth, Sara Galantowicz Oct 2007

Facilitating Consumer Partnerships In State Policy And Program Design, Judith Holt, Darrell L. Jones, Richard E. Petty, Suzanne Crisp, Helen Roth, Sara Galantowicz

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Supporting And Encouraging Behavioral Research Among Distance Education Students, Scott C. Bates, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Michael J. Drysdale Oct 2007

Supporting And Encouraging Behavioral Research Among Distance Education Students, Scott C. Bates, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, Michael J. Drysdale

Psychology Faculty Publications

Colleges and universities are reaching new audiences and helping students complete degrees and programs of study through distance education departments and programs. Distance education attracts working professionals, employed students, and single parents (Johnson, et al., 2003), who may otherwise not be able to engage in a traditional academic setting. These individuals can now enroll in single courses or full undergraduate and graduate programs. Distance education departments offer courses and degrees through various modes of delivery, including: independent study, online (via course management applications such as Blackboard), interactive broadcast (via satellite), and Ed-NET courses (via internet/webcam).


Apples, Usda Sep 2007

Apples, Usda

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


The Design And Use Of Simulation Computer Games In Education, Brett Shelton, David Wiley Jul 2007

The Design And Use Of Simulation Computer Games In Education, Brett Shelton, David Wiley

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This book, edited by Brett Shelton and David Wiley, is a view of models and simulations for education and research.

Table of Contents

1. In Praise of Epistemology - David Shaffer

2. Six Ideas in Search of a Discipline - Richard Van Eck

3. Building Bridges Between Serious Game Design and Instructional Design - Jamie Kirkley, Sonny Kirkley and Jerry Heneghan

4. Layered Design in an Instructional Simulation - Andrew S. Gibbons and Stefan Sommer

5. Designing Educational Games for Activity-Goal Alignment - Brett E. Shelton

6. "The Peripatos Could Not have Looked Like That," and Other Educational Outcomes From Student Game Design - Ryan M ...


The Underutilization Of Internet And Communication Technology-Assisted Collaborative Project-Based Learning Among International Educators: A Delphi Study, Barry S. Kramer, Andrew Walker, Jennifer M. Brill Jul 2007

The Underutilization Of Internet And Communication Technology-Assisted Collaborative Project-Based Learning Among International Educators: A Delphi Study, Barry S. Kramer, Andrew Walker, Jennifer M. Brill

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This study explores the barriers associated with teachers implementing Internet and Communication Technology-assisted Collaborative Project-based Learning (ICTCPrjBL) as a classroom teaching methodology with students. We used a Web-based Delphi method to engage experienced educators in anonymous consensus building consisting of three rounds of surveys. The Round 1 analysis yielded 51 barriers. The Round 2 analysis produced descriptive statistics (range, mean, and standard deviation) on the importance of each barrier. The Round 3 analysis confirmed 16 of the 51 (31.4%) barriers as “moderately significant” to “very significant” to implementing ICTCPrjBL. Important contributions of this study include: (a) identification of barriers ...


Welcome To Weber County 4-H, New 4-H Club Member Welcome Packet, Donna Carter Jul 2007

Welcome To Weber County 4-H, New 4-H Club Member Welcome Packet, Donna Carter

All Current Publications

This packet serves as Weber County's welcome packet for new 4-H members.


A State Fact Sheet For Grandparents And Other Relatives Raising Children, Unknown Unknown May 2007

A State Fact Sheet For Grandparents And Other Relatives Raising Children, Unknown Unknown

All Current Publications

No abstract provided.


Developing Students' Representational Fluency Using Virtual And Physical Algebra Balances, Jennifer Suth, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Apr 2007

Developing Students' Representational Fluency Using Virtual And Physical Algebra Balances, Jennifer Suth, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Both virtual and physical manipulatives are reported as effective learning tools when used with different groups of students in a variety of contexts to learn mathematical content. The use of multiple representations and the flexibility to translate among those representational forms facilitates students' learning and has the potential to deepen their understanding. This classroom project involved two groups of third-grade students in a week-long unit focusing on algebraic relationships. The purpose of the unit was to engage students with different algebraic models and encourage students to use informal strategies to represent their relational thinking. The paper highlights examples of these ...


To Pay Or Not To Pay?: Legal And Ethical Issues In International Students’ Participation In Research, Ana A. L. Baumann, Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez Apr 2007

To Pay Or Not To Pay?: Legal And Ethical Issues In International Students’ Participation In Research, Ana A. L. Baumann, Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez

Psychology Faculty Publications

Research methods are typically drafted carefully to ensure that the research question on hand can be answered. Sample selection is influenced by issues of feasibility. For example, in the case of researchers interested in cross-cultural research, the cost of traveling abroad and the practical matters involved in data collection in another country may make cross-cultural research impossible to conduct. Research with samples of recently immigrated persons in the ethnic, national, and/or cultural group of interest might present a viable and defensible alternative to examine crosscultural differences in the constructs of interest. Recently, however, the authors learned that there are ...


Level 1a - Four Square Pillow - 103, Ronda Olsen, Karen Biers, Debra Proctor Mar 2007

Level 1a - Four Square Pillow - 103, Ronda Olsen, Karen Biers, Debra Proctor

All Current Publications

This publication gives directions for making a four square pillow.


Level 1a - Youth Elastic Waist Skirt Without A Pattern - 104, Ronda Olsen, Karen Biers, Debra Proctor Mar 2007

Level 1a - Youth Elastic Waist Skirt Without A Pattern - 104, Ronda Olsen, Karen Biers, Debra Proctor

All Current Publications

This publication gives instructions on how to make a skirt with an elastic waist without a pattern.


Level 3 - Mitered Corner Blanket - 401, Ronda Olsen, Karen Biers, Debra Proctor Mar 2007

Level 3 - Mitered Corner Blanket - 401, Ronda Olsen, Karen Biers, Debra Proctor

All Current Publications

This publication gives instructions for sewing a mitered corner blanket.


4-H Mentoring: Youth And Families With Promise, Kathleen Riggs, Katie Henderson, Brian Higginbotham Mar 2007

4-H Mentoring: Youth And Families With Promise, Kathleen Riggs, Katie Henderson, Brian Higginbotham

All Current Publications

This publication describes a prevention program designed to enhance the developmental assets of at-risk youth.


Self-Determined Employment Preference For Youth In Transition From School To Work In Rural Areas, Robert L. Morgan, R. B. Morgan Jan 2007

Self-Determined Employment Preference For Youth In Transition From School To Work In Rural Areas, Robert L. Morgan, R. B. Morgan

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

Self-determination, or the ability to identify and achieve goals based on a foundation of knowing and valuing oneself, is both a legal right and a responsibility of an individual. Self-determined employment is consistent with contemporary practice, outcome-based research, and the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004. In this article, we describe three challenges facing youth with disabilities in rural areas related to determining their own employment, including (a) extensive or chronic poverty in some rural areas as a factor limiting selection of preferred employment, (b) intensive competition for limited jobs available, and (c) the potential for ...


Recruiting New Teachers: A Project To Promote Teaching Careers, Robert L. Morgan, Darcie L. Peterson, E. Horrocks Jan 2007

Recruiting New Teachers: A Project To Promote Teaching Careers, Robert L. Morgan, Darcie L. Peterson, E. Horrocks

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Roles Of The Paraeducator In Instruction, Robert L. Morgan Jan 2007

Exploring The Roles Of The Paraeducator In Instruction, Robert L. Morgan

Special Education and Rehabilitation Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The 2007 Orbis Pictus Award Winner And Other Outstanding Nonfiction Books, S. Wilson, C. Avery, K. Ford, M. Hancock, Sylvia Read, E. C. Stephens, T. A. Young Jan 2007

The 2007 Orbis Pictus Award Winner And Other Outstanding Nonfiction Books, S. Wilson, C. Avery, K. Ford, M. Hancock, Sylvia Read, E. C. Stephens, T. A. Young

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Community Collaborations, Todd Campbell Jan 2007

Community Collaborations, Todd Campbell

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Pedagogical Agents As Learning Companions: The Impact Of Agent Emotion And Gender, Yanghee Kim, A. L. Baylor, E. Shen Jan 2007

Pedagogical Agents As Learning Companions: The Impact Of Agent Emotion And Gender, Yanghee Kim, A. L. Baylor, E. Shen

Yanghee Kim

The potential of emotional interaction between human and computer has recently interested researchers in human–computer interaction. The instructional impact of this interaction in learning environments has not been established, however. This study examined the impact of emotion and gender of a pedagogical agent as a learning companion (PAL) on social judgements, interest, self-efficacy, and learning. Two experiments investigated separately the effects of a PAL's emotional expression and empathetic response. Experiment 1 focused on emotional expression (positive vs. negative vs. neutral) and gender (male vs. female) with a sample of 142 male and female college students in a computer ...


Mathgirls: Toward Developing Girls’ Positive Attitude And Self-Efficacy Through Pedagogical Agents, Yanghee Kim, Q Wei, B Xu, Y Ko, V Ilieva Jan 2007

Mathgirls: Toward Developing Girls’ Positive Attitude And Self-Efficacy Through Pedagogical Agents, Yanghee Kim, Q Wei, B Xu, Y Ko, V Ilieva

Yanghee Kim

MathGirls is a pedagogical-agent-based environment designed for high-school girls learning introductory algebra. Since females are in general more interested in interactive computing and more positive about the social presence of pedagogical agents, the environment provides a girl-friendly social learning environment, where pedagogical agents encourage the girls to build constructive views of learning math. This study investigated the impact of agent presence on changes in the girls’ math attitude, their math self-efficacy, and their learning; on the girls’ choice of their agents; and, on their perceptions of agent affability. The results revealed that the girls with an agent developed a more ...


Designing Educational Games For Activity-Goal Alignment, Brett E. Shelton Jan 2007

Designing Educational Games For Activity-Goal Alignment, Brett E. Shelton

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

What indeed, can we expect from our newest trend in education, implementing moving pictures and conversations with instruction through simulation games? Lewis Carroll's familiar narratives Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass provide helpful imagery for many of the queries, explorations and assumptions we currently make about this latest Wonderland of academia. So what are the goals for the designers and researchers of educational games, or perhaps more importantly, what should be the goals?


Pedagogical Agents As Social Models To Influence Learner Attitudes, Yanghee Kim, A. Baylor Jan 2007

Pedagogical Agents As Social Models To Influence Learner Attitudes, Yanghee Kim, A. Baylor

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Based on social-cognitive theory, we describe the role of pedagogical agents as “social models.” In several experimental studies we have found that pedagogical agents as social models can effectively persuade and motivate learners. We briefly describe two on-going projects where agents as social models are employed to enhance young women’s motivation and attitudes toward math and engineering.


Text Categorization For Aligning Educational Standards, O. Yilmazel, N. Balasubramanian, S. C. Harwell, J. Bailey, Anne R. Diekema, E. D. Liddy Jan 2007

Text Categorization For Aligning Educational Standards, O. Yilmazel, N. Balasubramanian, S. C. Harwell, J. Bailey, Anne R. Diekema, E. D. Liddy

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Standard alignment (where standards describing similar concepts are correlated) is a necessary task in providing full access to educational resources. Manual alignment is time consuming and expensive. We propose an automatic alignment system, using machine learning techniques utilizing natural language processing. In this paper we discuss our experiments on text categorization for automatic alignment. We explore the role of relevant vocabulary sets in automatic alignment.


Differentiation For The Gifted In American Islamic Schools, F. A. K. Al-Lawati, Scott L. Hunsaker Jan 2007

Differentiation For The Gifted In American Islamic Schools, F. A. K. Al-Lawati, Scott L. Hunsaker

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. This research focuses on teacher instructional and curricular practices in gifted students' experiences in Islamic schools in the United States. Surveys were administered at private, full-time Islamic elementary schools to determine the extent to which differentiation practices for meeting the needs of gifted students and the integration of Islamic values were employed. Findings suggest that Islamic schools in the United States have limited programs for gifted students. A majority of teachers in Islamic schools differentiate little between gifted and average students in instructional strategies. When differentiation occurs, it is ...


Desirable Characteristics Of Learning Companions, Yanghee Kim Jan 2007

Desirable Characteristics Of Learning Companions, Yanghee Kim

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This study investigated the desirable characteristics of anthropomorphized learning-companion agents for college students. First, interviews with six undergraduates explored their concepts of desirable learning companions. The interviews yielded agent competency, agent personality, and interaction control. Next, a controlled experiment examined whether learner competency (strong vs. weak) would relate directly to agent competency (high vs. low) and to interaction control (agent-control vs. learner-control). The dependent measures included learners' perceptions of agent functionality, their self-efficacy beliefs in the task, and their learning. The results indicated that academically strong students perceived the high-competent agent higher than the lowcompetent agent and showed higher self-efficacy ...


Invited Professor Column: Seek An Education While Pursuing A Degree, Scott C. Bates Jan 2007

Invited Professor Column: Seek An Education While Pursuing A Degree, Scott C. Bates

Psychology Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.