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The Creation And Implementation Of Courses In A Learning Management System, Trevor Smith Jan 2020

The Creation And Implementation Of Courses In A Learning Management System, Trevor Smith

Creative Components

With today’s fast-paced education culture becoming more dependent on technology educators and faculty are looking for more efficient and effective means of implementing a productive and beneficial format of presenting course material, using engaging formative and summative assessments, and data archiving and analysis. This creative component utilizes the creation and implementation of curriculum in a Learning Management System (LMS) titled Schoology as well as the analysis of prior research to prove that the utilization of a LMS is both beneficial to learners as well as the educators that utilize them. This not only supports a more interactive and well-rounded ...


Preparing Students For Success In The Workforce -- An Agricultural Leadership And Career Seminar Course Outline For Secondary Teachers., Danielle James Jan 2020

Preparing Students For Success In The Workforce -- An Agricultural Leadership And Career Seminar Course Outline For Secondary Teachers., Danielle James

Creative Components

Since the early 1900s, vocational education more commonly known as Career and Technical Education (CTE) today, has been a key component of preparing students for success towards entering the workforce upon graduating. Career and Technical Education programs have proven to be an essential factor in allowing students to enhance their ‘employability skills’, gain unique hands-on experiences, and relate content to real-world applications that extend beyond their time in the classroom. Trade-focused jobs are high in demand for skilled students that know and value the importance of obtaining employability ‘soft’ skills, but also have the motivation and drive to work with ...


Examining The Impact Of Technology-Mediated Oral Communicative Tasks On Students’ Willingness To Communicate And Communicative Performance, Nadia Veronica Jaramillo Cherrez Jan 2019

Examining The Impact Of Technology-Mediated Oral Communicative Tasks On Students’ Willingness To Communicate And Communicative Performance, Nadia Veronica Jaramillo Cherrez

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the impact of technology-mediated pedagogical tasks on students’ willingness to communicate and communicative performance in the intermediate level of Spanish at Iowa State University. Drawing from the framework on technology-mediated tasks by Gonzalez-Lloret & Ortega, 2014, and the World-Readiness Standards for communicative performance of the American Council on the Teaching for Foreign Languages, the technology-mediated pedagogical tasks were designed and implemented over the course a semester on the video platform Flipgrid. A quasi-experimental mixed-methods research with two groups of participants: (1) technology-mediated tasks (FG), and comparison group (CG) was conducted. Quantitative data sources included a pre-post survey on ...


Cultivating Young Minds Through Agricultural Research, Derek Ver Helst Jan 2019

Cultivating Young Minds Through Agricultural Research, Derek Ver Helst

Creative Components

No abstract provided.


Cogna/Te/Do/To: How To Use Cognates In English, Spanish, And Portuguese, Nancy A. Acosta Jan 2018

Cogna/Te/Do/To: How To Use Cognates In English, Spanish, And Portuguese, Nancy A. Acosta

Creative Components

This creative component introduces the concept of cognates and false cognates through sequential art. This guide on cognates leads the reader through a fictional society whose core philosophy is centered around languages and the preservation of any that they come across. By using storytelling elements present both in comic book work (sound effects, emotive characters, sequential order) and in graphic design (information hierarchy, semiotics), the story builds a connection between the material and the reader. Cognates here can be a tool for English speakers to acquire vocabulary of Spanish and Portuguese. With the main character of an ex-astronaut, who was ...


Technologies Used In Iowa 4-H Programs To Deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Math And Agriculture Curricula, Pamela Rank Jan 2018

Technologies Used In Iowa 4-H Programs To Deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Math And Agriculture Curricula, Pamela Rank

Creative Components

H is a global youth organization that developed in the early 1900’s. The National 4-H organization was formed in 1914 when the United States Congress created the Cooperative Extension Service (Seevers, Graham, Gamon, & Conklin, 1997). The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 is a United States federal law that established a system of cooperative extension services, connected to the public land-grant universities, to inform people about current developments in agriculture, home economics, public policy/government, leadership, 4-H, economic development, and other related issues (Gould, Steele, & Woodrum, 2014).


Indistinct Boundaries And Intersections: The Role Of Threshold Concepts And Disposition In Students With Early College Credit, Kathy Sanders Rose Jan 2017

Indistinct Boundaries And Intersections: The Role Of Threshold Concepts And Disposition In Students With Early College Credit, Kathy Sanders Rose

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative study investigates knowledge transfer in college students

whose high school Advanced Placement (AP) or dual credit (DC) English courses

enabled them to opt out of the first level of composition at Iowa State University

(ISU). Although early college credit (ECC) students’ university writing

performances have been studied, writing transfer has not been adequately

studied in this population before. The influence of these students’ lived

experiences require more consideration from scholars because of the growing

number of students who enter advanced university classes by virtue of credits

earned in high school.

Thirteen students from a variety of backgrounds, majors ...


Millennial Pedagogy: Towards Understanding Millennial Myths And Identity, Bryan Alan Lutz Jan 2017

Millennial Pedagogy: Towards Understanding Millennial Myths And Identity, Bryan Alan Lutz

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Scholars who have embraced the social (Berlin, 1988) and the global (Hesford, 2006) turns in rhetoric and composition are seeking comparative-historical frames for understanding how communication mediates social roles within sites of conflict. Since the publication of Millennials Rising: The Next Generation, it is my observation that communication about Millennials is a significant site of conflict in the United States. While scholars in rhetoric have explored how age bias affects non-traditional students who enter college later in adulthood (Bowen, 2011; Crow, 2006; Grabill and Pigg, 2012; Swacha, 2017), I am curious about age bias against the young, where scholars and ...


(Mis)Representation At The Movies: Film, Pedagogy, And Postcolonial Theory In The Secondary English Classroom, Lucas Alan Rodewald Jan 2016

(Mis)Representation At The Movies: Film, Pedagogy, And Postcolonial Theory In The Secondary English Classroom, Lucas Alan Rodewald

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the potential role of film study in the secondary English and Language Arts classroom. Highlighting the frustrated current pedagogical relationship between most secondary instructors and film, it seeks to provide educators with resources to assist them in weaving motion pictures into their classrooms. Specifically, it describes using film to teach secondary students fundamental concepts of postcolonial critical theory. As a result, the thesis addresses three overarching questions: 1) To what extent can the study of film serve as a pedagogical tool in the secondary English classroom? 2) What strategies and concepts can instructors use to make the ...


Emerging Issues In The U.S. Corn Belt: Infection Of Corn By Clavibacter Michiganensis Subsp. Nebraskensis And Use Of Foliar Fungicides To Protect Yield, Salome Mallowa Obura Jan 2015

Emerging Issues In The U.S. Corn Belt: Infection Of Corn By Clavibacter Michiganensis Subsp. Nebraskensis And Use Of Foliar Fungicides To Protect Yield, Salome Mallowa Obura

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Currently two major issues pertaining to disease management in corn production in the US Corn Belt are the spread of Goss's wilt and leaf blight caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. nebraskensis (Cmn), and the use of foliar fungicides on corn for `plant health' benefits. This dissertation presents data regarding infection of corn by Cmn, and fungicide effects on disease management and yield.

Greenhouse and laboratory research was undertaken to determine if infection of corn by Cmn may occur without severe wounding, such as that caused by hail, sand blasting or wind damage. Corn plants with no obvious wounding were ...


Pedology Of Corn Productivity Indices For Selected Parts Of Southern Highland Zone Of Tanzania, Johnson Godlove Mtama Jan 2015

Pedology Of Corn Productivity Indices For Selected Parts Of Southern Highland Zone Of Tanzania, Johnson Godlove Mtama

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Scientific investigations to determine land use planning and interpretations for corn productivity potential in the Southern Highland Zone of Tanzania were conducted. The assessment of soils corn growth potential has been conducted in four selected pedons namely; Uyole, Mbimba, Inyala and Seatondale. Pedological, physical, chemical characterization and an attempt to develop the pedotransfer functions were done. The results show that the soils have deep to very deep sola, subangular blocky structures, evidence of pedogenic clay movement, fine to coarse texture, bulk density ranged from 0.79 to 1.46 g/cm3, pH ranged from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline, cation ...


Sequential Rhetoric: Teaching Comics As Visual Rhetoric, Robert Dennis Watkins Jan 2014

Sequential Rhetoric: Teaching Comics As Visual Rhetoric, Robert Dennis Watkins

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

With the demand for data visualization and technical visuals perpetually growing, creating effective graphics in professional communication has become even more exigent. However, when students are asked to include graphics in a document, most turn to generic Google image searches or

tired clipart without engaging in actual image production. My research project is an empirical classroom study that incorporates progymnasmata to enable students to create and analyze comics in a step-by-step process to promote visual literacy. While other assignments can achieve this as well, the art form of comics offers a broad range of technology approaches (from minimal to elaborate ...


Teaching, Connecting, And Having Fun: The Interplay Between Empathy, Play, And Comics In Graphic Design Higher Education, Cyndi Wiley Jan 2014

Teaching, Connecting, And Having Fun: The Interplay Between Empathy, Play, And Comics In Graphic Design Higher Education, Cyndi Wiley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Existing teaching tools for learning software in undergraduate graphic design programs include videos, lengthy tutorial books, and teacher-led in class demos. Based on several interviews with faculty at differently sized colleges and universities, I ordered the preceding methods by popularity of use. Most instructors in four year graphic design programs expected students to learn Adobe software and HTML/CSS for screen design through video-based learning outside of class. When I interviewed students, their least preferred method for learning software was videos, followed by textbook tutorials. Their most preferred method was teacher-led demos as it created authenticity and trust between themselves ...


The Perceptions They Carried: First-Generation College Students And First-Year Communication Courses As A Site Of Transition, Susan Pagnac Jan 2013

The Perceptions They Carried: First-Generation College Students And First-Year Communication Courses As A Site Of Transition, Susan Pagnac

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

First- and second-year communication classes play an important part in a student's first year of college, a year that is critical to student success because it helps students develop "the college student role" (Collier and Morgan 425). One group of first-year students at risk for struggling with developing "the college student role" is first-generation college students. Like most students, first-generation students harbor certain perceptions about and expectations for college; however, these perceptions and expectations can have a negative impact on a first-generation student's first year of college. This dissertation reports the results of a primary study of first-generation ...


Feminist Aliens, Black Vampires, And Gay Witches: Creating A Critical Polis Using Sf Television In The College Composition Classroom, Dawn Eyestone Jan 2013

Feminist Aliens, Black Vampires, And Gay Witches: Creating A Critical Polis Using Sf Television In The College Composition Classroom, Dawn Eyestone

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The ability to critically consume entertainment media is a necessary skill for an educated and functional society--a polis; however, contemporary college students are experienced consumers of pop culture but not necessarily critical ones. Since categories of identity (race, class, gender, sexual orientation, dis/ability, culture) are constructed, maintained, and reified through mainstream forces including, powerfully, the media, the ability to critique these forces is critical for an educated polis. Drawing on scholarship in critical pedagogy, cultural studies, and media literacy, this study uncovers the relative effectiveness of speculative fiction (SF) television as a pedagogical tool for developing critical thinking skills ...


Wikipedience: Teaching Students To Write For Nonacademic Audiences, Rhonda Lorraine Mccaffery Jan 2012

Wikipedience: Teaching Students To Write For Nonacademic Audiences, Rhonda Lorraine Mccaffery

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As a qualitative study and that employs teacher research methods and activity theory analysis, this dissertation explores the effectiveness of an assignment designed to both teach introductory technical and business communication students how to better write for nonacademic (workplace) audiences and to facilitate skills and knowledge transfer using Wikipedia as a writing medium. In particular, it explores the potential and problems that can arise when contradiction, something that can interfere with an individual's successful completion of a task, is used to promote student learning. In a three-article format, the author presents case studies of one technical communication student and ...


Status Of The Freshmen Learning Community Initiative At Iowa State University, Laura Jo Doering Jan 1999

Status Of The Freshmen Learning Community Initiative At Iowa State University, Laura Jo Doering

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

One type of experience in higher education today that encourages students to get involved in their learning, both in and outside of the classroom, are learning communities. Learning communities are "relatively small groups of students (and faculty) working together to enhance and integrate students' learning and to help students become well-rounded, broad based individuals" (Lenning & Ebbers, 1999, p. 15). Learning communities, when intentionally structured and centered on learning outcomes, enable students, faculty, and student affairs professionals to shape and mold the learning experience, and to do so in an energized environment. Ultimately, learning communities can increase retention, and improve student academic performance. The first purpose of this study was to increase understanding of whether freshmen learning communities at Iowa State University contribute positively to student persistence at the University and to student academic achievement (measured by grade point average).;The second purpose of this study was to explore which characteristics of learning communities at Iowa State University make a difference. This study compares the retention rates and GPA performance of learning community students based on five learning community characteristics: (1) lived together in a ...


Student Technology Mentors For College Of Education Faculty: Two Case Studies, Paul Marlin Reinhart Jan 1997

Student Technology Mentors For College Of Education Faculty: Two Case Studies, Paul Marlin Reinhart

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate the approach of mentoring two college of education faculty by a graduate student and an undergraduate student. A qualitative case study approach was utilized to examine the mentoring process and its outcomes. Data were collected from two mentoring pairs in the form of journals, observations, interviews, and documents. These case studies provide descriptions and analysis of the mentoring experiences. The data in each case will provide the reader with significant insights into the complexities of student/faculty technology mentoring relationships.


Learning Team Participation: The Effects On Pre-Business First-Year Students, Lynnae Patrice Diefenbach Jan 1996

Learning Team Participation: The Effects On Pre-Business First-Year Students, Lynnae Patrice Diefenbach

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Hispanics In The Multicultural, Nonsexist Educational System Of The State Of Iowa, Elizabeth Ann Wieling Jan 1993

Hispanics In The Multicultural, Nonsexist Educational System Of The State Of Iowa, Elizabeth Ann Wieling

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Distance Education Via Compressed Video: An Evaluation Of The Attitudes And Perceptions Of Students And Instructors , Karen Ann Jurasek Jan 1993

Distance Education Via Compressed Video: An Evaluation Of The Attitudes And Perceptions Of Students And Instructors , Karen Ann Jurasek

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The past few years have seen an increased interest in the use of compressed video technology to deliver instruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate: (a) whether compressed video technology could be used to deliver distance education courses effectively, (b) whether instructors' and students' would have positive attitudes toward the technology, and (c) whether there was a difference in the learning of students at either the origination site or the receive site.


Learner Characteristics And Hypermedia, Sara Joan Schafer Jan 1992

Learner Characteristics And Hypermedia, Sara Joan Schafer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Distance Education: A Cost Analysis , Judy Irene Book Jones Jan 1992

Distance Education: A Cost Analysis , Judy Irene Book Jones

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Today, the technical capabilities exist for all schools to provide effective distance education opportunities. While the technologies do offer solutions to enable school districts to improve their curricula and learning experiences, they also create new problems. They are expensive and complicated. There are a growing number of efforts to make telecommunication infrastructure and information resources available; however, access to telecommunication resources varies considerably in different locations (U. S. Congress, 1989). There can be large differences in estimated costs and actual expenditures (Feasley, 1982). There are price and quality variances (Eicher, 1987). It is difficult to analyze and compare costs because ...


An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Critical Thinking And Moral Development Among Selected College Students, Bradley Scott Badger Jan 1991

An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Critical Thinking And Moral Development Among Selected College Students, Bradley Scott Badger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Using Process In The English Classroom: A Curriculum Design Guide For Middle School Teachers, Maureen Mcguire Taylor Jan 1990

Using Process In The English Classroom: A Curriculum Design Guide For Middle School Teachers, Maureen Mcguire Taylor

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

When I began teaching seventh and eighth grade English, right out of my undergraduate program, I thought I didn't need extensive training in composition theories and methods to teach thirteen and fourteen year olds how to write. I thought I could just use coiDiilon sense and my own experiences to manage a writing curriculum. Two years later, I found myself in graduate school studying, of all things, rhetoric and composition theories. My experience at the middle school level taught me that it was composition instruction that my students needed most of all. And even though I had taken some ...


Caging The Muse: Freewriting's Place In The Teaching Of Composition, An Historical Overview, Randy Dean Smith Jan 1989

Caging The Muse: Freewriting's Place In The Teaching Of Composition, An Historical Overview, Randy Dean Smith

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

How much one can trust the public media to accurately and exhaustively report on the nature and depth of educational problems is questionable. Certainly the media have hyped the problem so that the public perceives a crisis, and a number of popular and even scholarly authors have ridden the crisis bandwagon. But the extent of the problem has never been definitively documented, and both the public and educators have had to respond to their own perceptions in their own limited context. Such has been the case with teachers and researchers in the English language arts, specifically reading and writing. Graduates ...


Questioning As A Teacher Intervention Tool To Stimulate Student Revision, Judith Kay Ramsey Jan 1989

Questioning As A Teacher Intervention Tool To Stimulate Student Revision, Judith Kay Ramsey

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Revision is neglected in many freshman composition classes even though it is now recognized as one of the recursive elements of the writing process. Early composition research acknowledged revision as a part of the writing process, and some researchers considered it a cure for nearly all the ills of student writing, seeming to believe that revision would surely lead to better written products, and the more revision the better the product. Later research, however, has revealed a complex web of issues surrounding the element of revision.

Based on that body of composition research, this paper will establish a need for ...


Development Of An Instructional Package On Woodland Management For Iowa High School Vocational Agriculture Instructors , Reinee Eshelman Hildebrandt Jan 1987

Development Of An Instructional Package On Woodland Management For Iowa High School Vocational Agriculture Instructors , Reinee Eshelman Hildebrandt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

An instructional system on woodland management was developed for Iowa high school instructors. It contains six instructional units. The topics include: Trees for Schools, Introduction to Woodland Management, Christmas Tree Production and Marketing, Wood as Energy, Managing Woodlands for Sawlog and Veneer Production, and Reforesting Iowa--The Establishment and Care of Tree Plantings. An adoption-diffusion instructional model was created to facilitate the development of the instructional package.


Longitudinal Effects Of A Self-Paced Instructional Method In An Introductory University Biology Course, Mohammad Hossain Najmaie Jan 1979

Longitudinal Effects Of A Self-Paced Instructional Method In An Introductory University Biology Course, Mohammad Hossain Najmaie

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Industrial Arts Project Evaluation Guide Based On Quality Control Principles And Processes Used In Industry, Edison Ting Wai Wong Jan 1968

Industrial Arts Project Evaluation Guide Based On Quality Control Principles And Processes Used In Industry, Edison Ting Wai Wong

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.