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Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across The Curriculum, Barbara J. Blakely Duffelmeyer, Anthony Ellertson Dec 2005

Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across The Curriculum, Barbara J. Blakely Duffelmeyer, Anthony Ellertson

English Publications

"Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across the Curriculum" makes the case for expanding the pedagogical space and communication possibilities in undergraduate communication-intensive and linked (learning community) courses by allowing students to create multimodal texts that deal with civic and cultural and/or discipline-specific themes. We argue that, rather than diluting the opportunities for rhetorical education—now comprised of critical literacy, visual literacy, and critical technological literacy in today's increasingly fast-moving visual and electronic cultural environment—multimodal composing more meaningfully reflects the environment in which students receive and generate text today. Using a theory base that draws from the literatures ...


Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley Oct 2005

Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Presentations and Posters

During 2004-2005, the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in collaboration with educational colleagues in the Research Institute for Studies in Education piloted a new curricula model to improve student learning through vertical integration of educational activities using new program structures. We offered an experimental course sequence during Fall 2004 and Spring 2005, defined as a “learning stream.” A learning stream is a basic element of a novel program structure designed specifically to vertically integrate subject matter across courses. A learning stream merges and re-organizes material to more effectively present and reinforce key ...


Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii Oct 2005

Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

Multiple regression was performed on four dependent variables derived from the results of a student survey measuring attitudes about student leadership: (a) leadership is important to the student, (b) the student considers himself or herself to be a leader, (c) leadership will be important to the student after college, and (d) leaders need to be able to work in teams or groups. Each of 10 independent variables was a significant predictor of one or more dependent variables.


Promoting Atmospheric, Earth, And Space Sciences In Higher Education, Eugene S. Takle, Donald J. Wuebbles Jul 2005

Promoting Atmospheric, Earth, And Space Sciences In Higher Education, Eugene S. Takle, Donald J. Wuebbles

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

No abstract provided.


High Speed Systems Engineering: A New Trend In Electrical And Computer Engineering, Mani Mina, Robert Weber, Arun K. Somani, Nathan Vanderhorn, Rashmi Bahuguna Jun 2005

High Speed Systems Engineering: A New Trend In Electrical And Computer Engineering, Mani Mina, Robert Weber, Arun K. Somani, Nathan Vanderhorn, Rashmi Bahuguna

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This paper introduces the main ideas and program objectives for High Speed Systems Engineering (HSSE). HSSE (funded by NSF CISE-EAI)1 has been proposed by our team as a new and viable platform for integrating engineering education, research and development. This approach identifies and integrates the common aspects, methodologies, and knowledge bases in Networking, Communication, RF, Microwave, VLSI, Electromagnetic, Optics, and Optical Communication/Networking into a series of classes to be added to a regular/traditional EE program. We will introduce our plans and current implementations of HSSE at the department of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa state University ...


Tackling Strategies For Thriving Geoscience Departments, Donald J. Wuebbles, Eugene S. Takle May 2005

Tackling Strategies For Thriving Geoscience Departments, Donald J. Wuebbles, Eugene S. Takle

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Special sessions on thriving geosciences departments and on cyberinfrastructure in the geosciences highlighted the recent 5th AGU Meeting of Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 14th meeting of the Heads and Chairs of Programs in Atmospheric, Oceanic, Hydrologic and Related Sciences, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS),and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

“From Surviving to Thriving: Strategies for Advancing University Geoscience Programs in Times of Change” was a topic that drew intense interest. This panel discussion, led by Don Wuebbles (University of Illinois), included panelists ...


Investigating Knowledge Building Dialogues In Networked Communities Of Practice. A Collaborative Learning Endeavor Across Cultures, Elsebeth K. Sorensen, Eugene S. Takle Apr 2005

Investigating Knowledge Building Dialogues In Networked Communities Of Practice. A Collaborative Learning Endeavor Across Cultures, Elsebeth K. Sorensen, Eugene S. Takle

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

We have analyzed data from two online courses, designed to promote collaborative online learning, and in the contexts of two different cultures. Ongoing assessment (self, group, instructor) that actively engages students within the course (as opposed to instructor assessment at the end) is a central feature for achieving collaborative knowledge building in online dialog. Careful articulation and deployment of assessment criteria is a design feature that promotes meta-awareness, which, in turn, together with student-centeredness and operationalization of student experiences in the design of the curriculum, enhances student participation, motivation and ownership in the dialog. From eight years of experience with ...


Lighten Up Iowa: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Health Promotion Campaign, Ruth E. Litchfield, Joann Muldoon, Gregory Welk, Jim Hallihan, Tim Lane Apr 2005

Lighten Up Iowa: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Health Promotion Campaign, Ruth E. Litchfield, Joann Muldoon, Gregory Welk, Jim Hallihan, Tim Lane

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

In Iowa, obesity nearly doubled between 1990 (12.8%) and 2002 (22.9%). Rural areas, like Iowa, tend to have a higher prevalence of obesity and are difficult to reach with health promotion efforts. The Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Games, and Iowa State University Extension deliver Lighten Up Iowa, a friendly team competition promoting physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption. In 2003, Lighten Up Iowa reached 1,400 teams (12,000 Iowans in 99 counties) that logged 2.6 million miles of physical activity and lost 23.5 tons of weight. Pre- and post-surveys indicate significant (p<0.05) increases in physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption.


Schema Theory In The Interior Design Studio, Lori A. Brunner Mar 2005

Schema Theory In The Interior Design Studio, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

Gallini (1989) argues that, “the ability to combine a collection of problems into a meaningful representation, or schema facilitates learning” (p. 244). More specifically, Chan (1990) reports, “that the ability of organizing and applying schemata determines a designer’s ability” (p. 78). The purpose of this study was to measure the impact and effectiveness of a conceptual advanced organizer, a database/analysis card model, in the interior design studio. The effectiveness characteristics were examined from four main areas of a design project: 1) organization of information, 2) categorization of information, 3) application of theory, and 4) overall design. The following ...


Learning Storm Dynamics With A Virtual Thunderstorm, William A. Gallus Jr., Cinzia Cervato, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Galen William Faidley, Rex Heer Feb 2005

Learning Storm Dynamics With A Virtual Thunderstorm, William A. Gallus Jr., Cinzia Cervato, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Galen William Faidley, Rex Heer

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

The virtual supercell thunderstorm, scaled to match those commonly observed, can be viewed in a highly immersive CAVE™-like environment (a projection-based virtual reality environment) or on a desktop PC. The virtual storm represents an instant in time during the mature, roughly steady-state stage of a tornadic supercell, and includes such visually realistic features as a wall cloud, tornado, tail cloud, comma-shaped rain region, anvil cloud, mammatus, rear-flank downdraft clear slot, and shelf cloud. Audio representing the roar of the tornado, thunder, rain of varying intensity, and hail has been included.


Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Two Algebra Measures: Translations And Content Analysis-Multiple Choice, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson Jan 2005

Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Two Algebra Measures: Translations And Content Analysis-Multiple Choice, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This technical report summarizes the results of a study in which we examined the technical adequacy of two potential measures for algebra progress monitoring. Eighty-seven students (11 of whom were receiving special education services) completed two forms of a Translations measure and two forms of a Content Analysis-Multiple Choice measure during each of two data collection sessions. In addition, we gathered data on criterion variables including grades, overall grade point average, teacher ratings of student proficiency, and scores on districtadministered standardized tests, as well as a measure of algebra aptitude. We examined both test-retest and alternate form reliability for both ...


A Unifying Textiles And Clothing Course: Implementing Corporate Aesthetic Management, Ann Marie Fiore Jan 2005

A Unifying Textiles And Clothing Course: Implementing Corporate Aesthetic Management, Ann Marie Fiore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

With a growing industry focus on branding, textiles and apparel courses should better prepare design and merchandising/marketing students to work together to create brand identity through product and store design.


Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Five Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen Jan 2005

Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Five Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This technical report summarizes the results of a study in which we examined the technical adequacy of five potential measures for algebra progress monitoring. One hundred three students (14 of whom were receiving special education services) completed two forms of a Basic Skills measure, two forms of an Algebra Foundations measure, one form of a Content Analysis-Constructed Response measure, two forms of a Translations measure, and two forms of a Content Analysis-Multiple Choice measure administered over two data collection sessions. Each probe data collection session was repeated to investigate the test-retest reliability of the measures. In addition, we gathered data ...


Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Four Revised Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen Jan 2005

Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Four Revised Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This technical report summarizes the results of a study in which we examined the technical adequacy of four revised measures for algebra progress monitoring. The measures investigated included a Basic Skills probe, an Algebra Foundations probe, a Translations probe, and a Content Analysis-Multiple Choice probe. Revisions to the measures included the addition of a sample page prior to the initial administration of each type of probe and changes to the design templates used to create the Content Analysis-Multiple Choice measure. Seventy-eight students (6 of whom were receiving special education services) completed two forms of a Basic Skills measure, two forms ...


K12 Engineering Education Field Experience, Lawrence James Genalo, Celeste E. Ogren Jan 2005

K12 Engineering Education Field Experience, Lawrence James Genalo, Celeste E. Ogren

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Engineering faculty have offered an engineering literacy course entitled Toying With TechnologySM to elementary and secondary education majors for eight years. Studies have shown that students form many of their overall career and educational attitudes as early as elementary school. Schoolteachers who have an appreciation for technology will likely convey that appreciation to their students. This will, in turn, broaden the horizons of their students regarding the opportunities they may have regarding careers in scientific and engineering disciplines. This appreciation is achieved through various engineering activities, many of which involve LEGO© robotics. Providing field experiences for future teachers so they ...


Update From Animal Science Teaching Section, M. Douglas Kenealy Jan 2005

Update From Animal Science Teaching Section, M. Douglas Kenealy

Animal Industry Report

Student admissions, placement rates and starting salaries for graduates of animal and dairy science remained strong in 2004. Curricula have been revitalized by the creation of new sophomore courses in animal production and the refocus of senior coursework to enhance emphasis on enterprise management. New faculty members joining the teaching program and planning for both a new multi-purpose animal pavilion and a dairy farm near campus have heightened the enthusiasm about the future of animal science education for students and faculty.


Economic Impact Of Supervised Agricultural Experience In Iowa: A Trend Study, Michael S. Retallick, Robert Martin Jan 2005

Economic Impact Of Supervised Agricultural Experience In Iowa: A Trend Study, Michael S. Retallick, Robert Martin

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

The focus of this article is on the economic impact of Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs in Iowa using longitudinal data collected from 1991 to 2001. In order to accomplish the purpose of the study, student net income growth, growth of SAE program hours, SAE income per student and per program, and return on investment using tax dollars invested per student-derived income were calculated. The results of this study show that there is a substantial economic impact related to SAE consistent over the entire 11-year period of the study. The total value of SAE income peaked in 2000 with over ...


An Educational Program To Enhance Experiential Aspects Of Small Rural Business Websites, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm, Keila Tyner, Jihye Yoo, Miyoung Jeong, Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus, Haemoon Oh Jan 2005

An Educational Program To Enhance Experiential Aspects Of Small Rural Business Websites, Ann Marie Fiore, Linda S. Niehm, Keila Tyner, Jihye Yoo, Miyoung Jeong, Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus, Haemoon Oh

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Building upon specialized academic expertise, an interdisciplinary group of educators from three programs have developed an externally funded program for educating rural small businesses, on ways to enhance aspects of their website designs.


Situating Design, Gregory S. Palermo Jan 2005

Situating Design, Gregory S. Palermo

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

This is a case study of the development of a new Core curriculum course at the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Design (CoD). It relates an overview of the creation of the course and sample learning exercises that activate a large lecture class. Historically, the CoD separated first-year students into discipline specific studies, narrowing, we believe, their perspectives about design. A Task Force analyzed learning outcomes of the first year programs, and proposed a more interdisciplinary conception of design education. The CoD committed itself to creating a Core foundation year of design studies, which students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture ...


Creating Learning Environments More Supportive Of Diversity: An Ongoing Working Group, James Potter, Sherry Ahrentzen, Kathryn Anthony, Arlena Hines, Roberta Null, Lynn Paxson, Lynda Schneekloth, David Stea, Tom Witt Jan 2005

Creating Learning Environments More Supportive Of Diversity: An Ongoing Working Group, James Potter, Sherry Ahrentzen, Kathryn Anthony, Arlena Hines, Roberta Null, Lynn Paxson, Lynda Schneekloth, David Stea, Tom Witt

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

At EDRA 31 in San Francisco we convened a working group to discuss issues related to creating learning environments more supportive of diversity. It has been five years since we last met. We believe it is time to revisit the issues of diversity in the leammg environment to see what gains we have made, if any, and what more we can do.


An Integrated Approach To Enhance Critical Thinking Skills In A Landscape Construction Course, Ann Marie Vanderzanden Jan 2005

An Integrated Approach To Enhance Critical Thinking Skills In A Landscape Construction Course, Ann Marie Vanderzanden

Horticulture Publications

Recent research shows landscape installation is a fast growing and profitable segment of the horticulture industry. To meet this growing demand, the industry needs employees who have a skill set that integrates technical knowledge, practical application and creative problem solving. A landscape construction course that incorporates a variety of studentcentered teaching methods including case studies, a small group project, and role playing exercises, was created to help students further their problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills. By incorporating principles from Bloom's Taxonomy in the course, studentsmoved from lower order to higher order thinking skills within a given ...


Leadership Behaviors In Hospitality Management Students, Susan W. Arendt, Mary B. Gregoire Jan 2005

Leadership Behaviors In Hospitality Management Students, Susan W. Arendt, Mary B. Gregoire

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The importance of leadership in the hospitality field is recognized by industry professionals and educators. This study assessed self-reported leadership behaviors and leadership context of 345 undergraduate hospitality management students at eight universities in the United States. Students reported class and work as the context areas where they most frequently exhibited leadership behaviors. Mean leadership scores were higher for students who had held a position in a club, had leadership coursework, were junior or senior classification, or were female. No significant differences for mean leadership practice scores were seen based on age or having supervisory experience. Suggestions for integrating leadership ...


Contributors To Residence Hall Student Retention: Why Do Students Choose To Leave Or Stay?, Yan Li, Mack C. Shelley, Donald E. Whalen Jan 2005

Contributors To Residence Hall Student Retention: Why Do Students Choose To Leave Or Stay?, Yan Li, Mack C. Shelley, Donald E. Whalen

Political Science Publications

Residence hall occupancy is of concern to housing administrators because higher occupancy leads to financial stability. While many areas are housing more students, some regions such as the Midwest are experiencing enrollment declines primarily due to a decline in high-school graduates and a struggling economy (Meline, 2003). In the Midwest there are daily newspaper reports of declining enrollment, budget cuts, reduction in financial resources, and increased competition for government funding and private support. When occupancy is low, it is especially desirable for housing administrators to learn more about what motivates students in their choice of housing.


Contributors To Student Satisfaction With Special Program (Fresh Start) Residence Halls, Yan Li, Erin Mccoy, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Donald F. Whalen Jan 2005

Contributors To Student Satisfaction With Special Program (Fresh Start) Residence Halls, Yan Li, Erin Mccoy, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Donald F. Whalen

Statistics Publications

Perceptions of student satisfaction living in special Fresh Start residence halls were collected (N = 1,160, 40% female, 11% minority, 72% freshmen). Satisfaction was influenced by out-of-state residency, satisfaction with two residence staff positions, and Fresh Start policies, as well as house comfort interaction factors and living in a suite or a renovated residence hall.


Prominence In Singapore And American English: Evidence From Reading Aloud, John M. Levis Jan 2005

Prominence In Singapore And American English: Evidence From Reading Aloud, John M. Levis

English Publications

English has spread far beyond the boundaries of the traditional L1 varieties (eg British, American, Australian English). Not only is English a leading foreign language throughout the world, it is also a central language for many multilingual communities throughout the world. The speakers of these new Englishes are not yet fully seen as ‘native speakers’ by many speakers from the traditional L1 varieties but cannot be called ‘non‐native speakers’ in any meaningful sense of the word. Kachru (1990) calls these new varieties ‘outer circle’ Englishes, a contrast to the ‘inner circle’ native speaker varieties and the ‘expanding circle’ foreign ...


What Does Arguing Look Like?, Jean Goodwin Jan 2005

What Does Arguing Look Like?, Jean Goodwin

English Publications

Even on our best days, we teachers of argumentation sometimes suspect that our students are thinking bad things about us: that they don't like our subject! In this essay, I will give an account of a classroom exercise I call "What Does Arguing Look Like?" aimed to elicit and confront this suspected negative view of arguing. I'll start by pointing out why we need to know what our students are thinking. I'll then describe the exercise as I used it in one class, and analyze in detail the results it produced. And I'll close with some ...


Calico At Center Stage: Our Emerging Rights And Responsibilities, Carol Chapelle Jan 2005

Calico At Center Stage: Our Emerging Rights And Responsibilities, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

The year of languages (see www.actfl.org) in the United States is a good time to reflect on where CALICO is as a professional group of technology users, developers, and researchers. My thoughts on this issue come from my background and concerns stemming from my work in ESL in higher education. However, most CALICO members are likely to share at least some of my concerns. After all, higher education has a considerable impact on people throughout the profession— at least it should. In higher education, our mission, simply put, is to create and disseminate knowledge. Issues in ESL are ...


Comparing Apples And Oranges? Pedagogical Approaches To Intonation In British And American English, John Levis Jan 2005

Comparing Apples And Oranges? Pedagogical Approaches To Intonation In British And American English, John Levis

English Publications

No abstract provided.


Call Evaluation By Developers, A Teacher, And Students, Joan Jamieson, Carol Chapelle, Sherry Preiss Jan 2005

Call Evaluation By Developers, A Teacher, And Students, Joan Jamieson, Carol Chapelle, Sherry Preiss

English Publications

Researchers and teachers agree that evaluation of CALL should ideally inform pedagogical choices about how best to use CALL, but how to go about such an evaluation is not clear. This study offers an example of a context-based evaluation by operationalizing criteria for CALL evaluation and administering the instruments to three groups of stakeholders: the people who developed the content for the CALL materials, the teacher, and the students. The CALL materials were Longman English online (LEO). The setting was a community college English as a second language class in New York. Results, which focused on the agreement among stakeholders ...