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Factors Influencing Classroom Computer Use By Teachers, Mark Andrew Windschitl Jan 1992

Factors Influencing Classroom Computer Use By Teachers, Mark Andrew Windschitl

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Estimating Course Difficulty , Daniel James Mundfrom Jan 1991

Estimating Course Difficulty , Daniel James Mundfrom

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The difficulty level of college courses has been identified as a value which varies across courses. A sample of fifty (50) introductory-level college courses was selected and four different measures of course difficulty, (1) perceived difficulty, (2) perceived amount of work, (3) average grade awarded, and (4) average ACT composite of enrolled students, were calculated for each course. The difficulty estimates were examined for consistency for each measure individually, over time, and in comparison with the others. Correlation analysis, multiple regression, factor analysis, hierarchical cluster analysis, and analysis of variance procedures were used. The four measures were combined into one ...


Development Of A Causal Model Of Perceptions Of Boards Of Education Which Will Predict Effectiveness In Their Schools , Beth Ellen Ruiz Jan 1991

Development Of A Causal Model Of Perceptions Of Boards Of Education Which Will Predict Effectiveness In Their Schools , Beth Ellen Ruiz

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The present research had two purposes. First the study was designed to assess the perceived actual and ideal functions of school board members and also to examine the differences of district school board perceptions, both over time and geographically. The second purpose of the study was to determine the underlying component factors of the perceptions of Iowa school board members and based on these factors develop and test a causal model of these relationships as related to the effectiveness of the school districts;A random sample of 197 school districts totaling 1119 school board members from 16 states provided one ...


Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue Jan 1989

Differential Effects Of High And Low Cognitive Load Instructional Methods On Recall And Transfer Of Procedural Knowledge , Brenda Mary Sugrue

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This study investigated the relative effectiveness of two instructional methods on the recall and transfer of procedural knowledge. The moderating influence of fluid aptitude was examined. An attempt was made to identify the type of cognitive processing induced by the instructional methods. The instructional methods differed in the completeness of support provided for the cognitive processing of procedural knowledge. The high-load method presented complete information about the steps in a procedure, follow by opportunity to practice the correct steps. The low-load method initially presented incomplete information about the steps and forced the learner to actively construct the correct steps by ...