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Data Parties I Have Known: Lessons Learned And Best Practices For Success, Nancy K. Franz Aug 2018

Data Parties I Have Known: Lessons Learned And Best Practices For Success, Nancy K. Franz

Education Publications

Increased focus on data-driven decision making requires Extension professionals to excel at data analysis and interpretation. Data parties have become increasingly popular for involving stakeholders in making sense of data. As these parties become more frequently used by Extension professionals, best practices are emerging from lessons learned to improve the process and enhance the outcomes. These practices include designing discussion questions to fit the specific goals of the process, engaging a team of key partners, setting a theme and party environment that appeals to the participants and fits the context, providing appropriate data visualization tools, and using strong facilitation practices.


Addressing Diversity In Call Evaluation Through Arguments And Theory-Of-Action, Jim R. Ranalli Mar 2018

Addressing Diversity In Call Evaluation Through Arguments And Theory-Of-Action, Jim R. Ranalli

English Publications

THE DIVERSE AND EVER-CHANGING list of technologies encompassed by computer-assisted language learning (CALL) presents evaluators with a challenging moving target. At a time when CALL can include everything from school-based telecollaborative projects to Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), to smartphone- and tablet-based apps, previous approaches to evaluation reveal their inadequacies. The checklists that once predominated (see Susser 2001) assumed the focus of evaluation to be tutorial software known as “courseware,” which now constitutes a much-diminished part of the CALL landscape. Methodological frameworks like the one proposed by Hubbard (2006) assume the role of an instructor and a course in which ...


Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos Feb 2018

Innovative Implementation Of A Web-Based Rating System For Individualizing Online English Speaking Instruction, Hyejin Yang, Elena Cotos

English Publications

The primary goal of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in general, and of online language instruction in particular, is to create and evaluate language learning opportunities. To be effective, online language courses need to be guided by an integrated set of theoretical perspectives to second language acquisition (SLA), as well as by specific curricular goals, learning objectives and outcomes, appropriate tasks and necessary materials, and learners’ characteristics and abilities – to name a few factors that are essential in both online and face-to-face teaching (Xu & Morris, 2007). Doughty and Long (2003) articulate pedagogical principles for computer-enhanced language teaching, which highlight the importance ...


Conceptualizing Co-Enrollment: Accounting For Student Experiences Across The Curriculum, Michael Geoffrey Brown, R. Matthew Demonbrun, Stephanie D. Teasley Jan 2018

Conceptualizing Co-Enrollment: Accounting For Student Experiences Across The Curriculum, Michael Geoffrey Brown, R. Matthew Demonbrun, Stephanie D. Teasley

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

In this study, we develop and test three measures for conceptualizing the potential impact of co-enrollment in different courses on students’ changing risk for academic difficulty in a focal course. Two of these measures, concurrent enrollment in at least one difficult course and academic difficulty in the prior week in courses other than the focal course, significantly increase students’ odds of academic difficulty in the focal course in our models. Our results have implications for the designs of Early Warning Systems and suggest that academic planners consider the relationship between course coenrollment and students’ academic success.


Exposing 3d Printing To Undergraduate Fashion Merchandising Students, Erica Spurgeon, Melissa Abner Jan 2018

Exposing 3d Printing To Undergraduate Fashion Merchandising Students, Erica Spurgeon, Melissa Abner

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

3D printing was incorporated into Product Development for Consumers, Apparel Quality Analysis, and Branding and Fashion Technology courses at a Midwestern University. According to recommendations from the SAMR model, 3D printing technology was implemented at a higher level where transformational learning took place. The 3D printer was implemented as an engaging tool to provide higher order thinking, where students can analyze and design tangible items; as opposed to simply learning about a concept. 3D printing not only helped students learn existing course concepts but also provided them with experience using 3D printing technology. Since technology is key to college students ...


Digital Citizenship With Social Media: Participatory Practices Of Teaching And Learning In Secondary Education, Benjamin W. Gleason, Sam Von Gillern Jan 2018

Digital Citizenship With Social Media: Participatory Practices Of Teaching And Learning In Secondary Education, Benjamin W. Gleason, Sam Von Gillern

Education Publications

This article explores how social media use in formal and informal learning spaces can support the development of digital citizenship for secondary school students. As students increasingly spend large amounts of time online (e.g., an average of six hours of screen time per day, excluding school and homework), it is critical that they are developing skills enabling them to find, evaluate, and share information responsibly, engage in constructive conversation with others from diverse backgrounds, and to ensure their online participation is safe, ethical, and legal. And, yet, in spite of the importance of students learning these skills, opportunities for ...


Taken Together: Conceptualizing Students’ Concurrent Course Enrollment Across The Post-Secondary Curriculum Using Temporal Analytics, Michael Brown, R. Matthew Demonbrun, Stephanie Teasley Jan 2018

Taken Together: Conceptualizing Students’ Concurrent Course Enrollment Across The Post-Secondary Curriculum Using Temporal Analytics, Michael Brown, R. Matthew Demonbrun, Stephanie Teasley

Education Publications

In this study, we develop and test four measures for conceptualizing the potential impact of co-enrollment in different courses on students’ changing risk for academic difficulty and recovery from academic difficulty in a focal course. We offer four predictors, two related to instructional complexity and two related to structural complexity (the organization of the curriculum) that highlight different trends in student experience of the focal course. Course difficulty, discipline of major, time in semester, and simultaneous difficulty across courses were all significantly related to entering a moderate and high-risk classification in the early warning system (EWS). Course difficulty, discipline of ...


Learning In A Multidisciplinary Collaboration: A Case Study Of Digital Textile Co-Design For Apparel And Interior Designers, Lushan Sun, Virginia Rolling, Lauren Howard, Paula Peek Jan 2018

Learning In A Multidisciplinary Collaboration: A Case Study Of Digital Textile Co-Design For Apparel And Interior Designers, Lushan Sun, Virginia Rolling, Lauren Howard, Paula Peek

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

As a wide range of emerging technologies becomes more relevant in recent years, designers today are faced with learning more untraditional knowledge and skillsets, and the challenge of complex problem solving is often more effective through multi- and/or interdisciplinary collaborations. In a collaborative design environment, the transfer of information or ideas is essential to the development of the design process and outcome. Data were collected from a collaborative design project between apparel and an interior design studio class in a southeastern US institution. The study results suggest that apparel design students experience both challenges and benefits in co-designing with ...


Alternative Pattern-Making 3d Design Software, Lida Aflatoony, Abby Christina Romine Jan 2018

Alternative Pattern-Making 3d Design Software, Lida Aflatoony, Abby Christina Romine

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this project was to explore alternative design software that allows 3D designs to easily convert into 2D patterns for apparel production. The 3D design software programs explored for this project include CAD software Rhinoceros (Rhino) and 3D Studio Max (3DsMax). In comparison to software such as Optitex, Modaris 3D Lectra, and other pattern-making software, these alternatives may be more accessible to design students, present a user-friendly interface, allow a more abstract approach in design creativity, and provide the interdisciplinary value beneficial for projects that may evolve into 3D printing. Although learning the professional pattern-making software is essential ...