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The Blogging Revolution: New Technologies And Their Impact On How We Do Scholarship, James F. Mcgrath Oct 2010

The Blogging Revolution: New Technologies And Their Impact On How We Do Scholarship, James F. Mcgrath

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

What follows below is the text of my presentation at the session on blogging and online publication at the Society of Biblical Literature 2010 annual meeting in Atlanta.


Study Smarter, Not Harder, Tara T. Lineweaver, Amanda C. Gingerich Sep 2010

Study Smarter, Not Harder, Tara T. Lineweaver, Amanda C. Gingerich

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Provides tips for studying.


The Academic Library’S Role In Fostering Digital Citizenship, Brad Matthies Aug 2010

The Academic Library’S Role In Fostering Digital Citizenship, Brad Matthies

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This presentation discusses Butler University Library’s efforts to introduce various campus constituents to Digital Citizenship. The primary platform featured in this presentation is the Butler University Library Digital Commons, a product by Berkeley Electronic Press. Discussed is how the presenter used this product to get digital immigrants excited about a Web 2.0 technology. Also discussed is marketing strategies for promoting similar Web 2.0 technologies to digital immigrants in higher education, and how such endeavors can also serve to transform the academic librarian’s role in the 21st Century.

Note: This presentation contains accompanying video interviews.


Self-Assessed Proficiency And Application Of Various Skills Learned During Postgraduate Pharmacy Teaching Skills Development Programs, Anna Ratka, Paul O. Gubbins, Carol A. Motycka, Jane M. Gervasio, Mark S. Johnson, Ron W. Maddox Jul 2010

Self-Assessed Proficiency And Application Of Various Skills Learned During Postgraduate Pharmacy Teaching Skills Development Programs, Anna Ratka, Paul O. Gubbins, Carol A. Motycka, Jane M. Gervasio, Mark S. Johnson, Ron W. Maddox

Scholarship and Professional Work – COPHS

The purpose of this study was to identify teaching skills commonly taught during the postgraduate pharmacy teaching skills development programs, to describe trainees' perceived teaching proficiency, and the extent to which the learned teaching skills are applied in trainees' current positions. An online survey was developed for pharmacists who completed postgraduate teaching skills development programs. The survey included demographic and program queries as well as questions on 23 teaching skills. Participants self-assessed their proficiency in and application of their learned teaching skills. The online survey resulted in 122 qualified responses. After training, the perceived proficiency in nearly all 23 teaching ...


Study Abroad Programs And Their Effects On Cultural Perceptions And International Awareness, Sarah Ann Hundt May 2010

Study Abroad Programs And Their Effects On Cultural Perceptions And International Awareness, Sarah Ann Hundt

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

As study abroad programs become increasingly popular among U.S. colleges and universities, a study of Butler University students who had studied abroad between Spring 2007 and Fall 2009 was conducted to examine the impacts of study abroad experiences. The study used an online survey to measure areas of world awareness, host country bond, personal growth, future plans, American pride, and acceptance ofothers. Using OLS analyses, the results showed that a first study abroad experience prior to the individual's second study abroad experience heightened their level of world awareness. The study also showed that as students had more cultural ...


Creating Inclusive Learning Communities For Ell Students: Transforming School Principals' Perspectives, Kathryn Brooks, Susan R. Adams, Trish Morita-Mullaney Apr 2010

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

Scholarship and Professional Work – Education

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 ...


Education And Girls' Development In Malawi: Promotion Of Girls' Education In Relation To Sustainable Development, Helen Momoko Wilson Apr 2010

Education And Girls' Development In Malawi: Promotion Of Girls' Education In Relation To Sustainable Development, Helen Momoko Wilson

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

Girls' education plays a key role in the development of a nation. There are various barriers to girls' education that prevent them from being given an equal opportunity as their male counterparts. As a result they are not enabled with the skills or knowledge that they require to further themselves, their families, their communities and their nation. Several approaches have been made to strive to improve the situation of girls' education in Malawi. This study takes an in depth look at the factors that make girls' education so critical to development and how the various approaches taken have or have ...


A Collaborative Approach To Building A Student Information And Technology Literacy Program, Kenetha Stanton, Julianne Miranda Mar 2010

A Collaborative Approach To Building A Student Information And Technology Literacy Program, Kenetha Stanton, Julianne Miranda

Presentations

This is a brief overview of the Information Commons program at Butler University presented during an EDUCAUSE Midwest Lightning Round. The Information Commons is professional development program jointly sponsored by The Center for Academic Technology (formerly Instructional Technology) and the Butler Libraries for student staff that provides information and technology literacy support to Butler students through scheduled desk hours and peer-to-peer training and consulting.


Naviance Beyond The Counseling Office, David Thorpe, Nick R. Abel Feb 2010

Naviance Beyond The Counseling Office, David Thorpe, Nick R. Abel

Scholarship and Professional Work – Education

Learning session conducted at the annual Minnesota ACT Statewide Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 2010, February.


Hope And Possibilities: Inspirations And Insight From Hosting "The Wonder Of Learning- The Hundred Languages Of Children" Exhibit In Indianapolis, Indiana, Ena Shelley Jan 2010

Hope And Possibilities: Inspirations And Insight From Hosting "The Wonder Of Learning- The Hundred Languages Of Children" Exhibit In Indianapolis, Indiana, Ena Shelley

Scholarship and Professional Work – Education

Dr. Ena Shelley gives her remarks after "The Wonder of Learning- The Hundred Languages of Children" Exhibit in Indianapolis, Indiana.


A Systems Analysis Experiential Case Study: Repeatable Real World Problem Solving, Priscilla Arling, C. Deeter, H. Eggers Jan 2010

A Systems Analysis Experiential Case Study: Repeatable Real World Problem Solving, Priscilla Arling, C. Deeter, H. Eggers

Scholarship and Professional Work - Business

Many business schools today are emphasizing experiential education, particularly in undergraduate instruction, where students often have had limited exposure to business settings. While a business problem can be presented in the form of a written case study, real world projects for external clients are increasingly being incorporated into the classroom. However finding suitable clients and projects for multiple student teams each semester can be difficult.


Pedagogical Strategies For Teaching Moral Minimalism, Richard Mcgowan Jan 2010

Pedagogical Strategies For Teaching Moral Minimalism, Richard Mcgowan

Scholarship and Professional Work - Business

In 1986, Stephen Satris’s article, "Student Relativism," means to "offer analysis of, and suggest some methods for dealing with, a quite particular and peculiar problem in teaching philosophy…I speak of the problem of student relativism." (Satris, 1986, p. 193) The problem has not gone away.

However, psychological research suggests that the problem of relativism, a problem especially critical for teaching business ethics (or any other class in applied philosophy) is not insolvable. This paper, extending earlier work by R. McGowan, provides a brief account of research by Lawrence Kohlberg and William Perry on the structure of thought exhibited ...


The Joys And Sorrows Of Teaching High School Esl: Sarangarel's Story, Susan R. Adams Jan 2010

The Joys And Sorrows Of Teaching High School Esl: Sarangarel's Story, Susan R. Adams

Scholarship and Professional Work – Education

Dr. Adams' contribution to:

In M. Robbins (Ed.), The pressures of teaching: How teachers cope with classroom stress (pp. 87-98). New York: Kaplan Publishing.


English Language Learner Academic Engagement And Instructional Grouping Configurations, Kathryn Brooks, Linda P. Thurston Jan 2010

English Language Learner Academic Engagement And Instructional Grouping Configurations, Kathryn Brooks, Linda P. Thurston

Scholarship and Professional Work – Education

This study used and ecobehavioral approach to investigate the conditional probability that English language learning (ELL) students would engage in academic tasks in urban middle school content area classrooms within different instructional grouping configurations. These configurations included whole class, small group, one-to-one, and individual instructions. The participants in the study included 28 native Spanish-speaking students who were all identified as being English language learners (ELL). The findings on this study indicate that participants were most likely to engage in academic tasks during small group and one-to-one instruction. They were least likely to engage in academic tasks during whole class and ...


The Online Theology Classroom: Strategies For Engaging A Community Of Distance Learners In A Hybrid Model Of Online Education, Brent A. R. Hege Jan 2010

The Online Theology Classroom: Strategies For Engaging A Community Of Distance Learners In A Hybrid Model Of Online Education, Brent A. R. Hege

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

The key to success in online education is the creation and sustenance of a safe and vibrant virtual community. In order to create such a community instructors must pay special attention to the relationship between technology and pedagogy, specifically in terms of issues such as course design, social presence, facilitation of sustained engagement with course material, specially tailored assignments, and learner expectations and objectives. Several strategies for accomplishing this goal are presented here based on the author’s experiences teaching second career students in hybrid introductory theology courses at a mainline denominational seminary.


How Sweet It Is: Candy-Based Demonstrations In Introductory Psychology, Amanda C. Gingerich Jan 2010

How Sweet It Is: Candy-Based Demonstrations In Introductory Psychology, Amanda C. Gingerich

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

especially those involving candy (e.g., Cherny, 2008), I created a collection of demonstrations in introductory psychology that involve the use of candy. To test their effectiveness in helping students learn concepts introductory psychology, I asked students to provide feedback about the how enjoyable some of the activities were, how useful they were in illustrating their intended topic, and whether they made the concepts more memorable. Results suggest that the “Twizzlers” exercise was the most memorable (as measured by accuracy to question #1) and that the “Jelly Bellies” exercise was the most enjoyable (as measured by responses to question #6).


2009 Hans O. Mauksch Address: Where Are We And How Did We Get Here? A Brief Examination Of The Past, Present, And Future Of The Teaching And Learning Movement In Sociology, Jay R. Howard Jan 2010

2009 Hans O. Mauksch Address: Where Are We And How Did We Get Here? A Brief Examination Of The Past, Present, And Future Of The Teaching And Learning Movement In Sociology, Jay R. Howard

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

The teaching and learning movement in sociology in general and within the American Sociological Association specifically has a surprisingly long history. This history can be divided into three periods of activity: early efforts (1905 to 1960), innovation and implementation (1960 to 1980), and the institutionalization of gains (1980 to 2009). Beginning in the first period, sociologists interested in teaching and learning focused cycles of attention on the introductory sociology course in higher education, high school sociology courses, and the formation of sections within the American Sociological Association. Hans Mauksch led a period of significant innovation in the 1960s and 1970s ...


How Teachers Need To Deal With The Seen, The Unseen, The Improbable, And The Nearly Imponderable, Marshall W. Gregory Jan 2010

How Teachers Need To Deal With The Seen, The Unseen, The Improbable, And The Nearly Imponderable, Marshall W. Gregory

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

The article offers information concerning the teacher's approach in dealing with the students' issues in Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visible, invisible, improbable, and the nearly imponderable issues are the variables of the student's educational growth. These variables include student's classroom participation, emotional struggles, and the teacher's influence with the decision of the students.