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Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin Dec 2013

Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin

Servet Celik

Effective EFL instructors must have a good command of English, as well as sound pedagogical knowledge and adequate communication and classroom management skills. Professional development has been indicated as significant in developing these attributes. This comparative study was designed to analyze the viewpoints of EFL professionals working in Turkey and Lithuania using a scalar survey. The results revealed that Turkish instructors found their professional development experiences to be largely irrelevant, while the Lithuanian instructors perceived professional development as beneficial. In both groups, obstacles such as financial concerns and heavy teaching loads impaired the participants’ ability to grow professionally. The findings ...


Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli Dec 2013

Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli

Jaya Kannan

WebEx is a web conferencing solution that allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere, in real time. WebEx combines desktop sharing through a web browser with audio and video conferencing, so everyone sees the same thing while you talk.


The Academic Impact Of Research: Current And The Future Citation Trends In Developing Countries, Nader Ale Ebrahim Oct 2013

The Academic Impact Of Research: Current And The Future Citation Trends In Developing Countries, Nader Ale Ebrahim

Nader Ale Ebrahim

Writing an article for online distribution in a way that maximized the chances of citation hits, is different from preparing one for print journals in some small, but important, respects. To be cited, articles have to be visible in an electronic environment. Therefore, publishing a high quality paper in scientific journals will be a halfway of receiving citation in the future. The rest of the way is advertising and disseminating the publications by using the proper “Research Tools”. Familiarity with the tools allows the researcher to increase his/her h-index in the short time. The number of citations has over ...


Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan Oct 2013

Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan

Jaya Kannan

No abstract provided.


Envisioning Education Reform In Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi Oct 2013

Envisioning Education Reform In Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

No abstract provided.


Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday Oct 2013

Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday

Pilar Munday

Dr. Pilar Munday describes her use of twitter in teaching students Spanish language and culture at Sacred Heart University.


Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak Jun 2013

Learn By Doing It Wrong: An Experience In Flipping A Class, Steven Slezak

Steven Slezak

No abstract provided.


Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long Jun 2013

Where Are You Aiming? Using Learning Outcomes To Guide And Assess Practice, Larry D. Long

Larry D. Long

We have all heard about learning outcomes, but how do we write them and effectively evaluate them? This interactive session provides an overview of learning outcomes, tips, and advice about writing learning outcomes using Learning Reconsidered as a framework. The session also demonstrates how to assess student learning based on learning outcomes.


Metaphors Used By Malaysian Teachers-In-Training: Implications For Language Teacher Education, Zuwati Hasim May 2013

Metaphors Used By Malaysian Teachers-In-Training: Implications For Language Teacher Education, Zuwati Hasim

zuwati hasim

Over the past 20 years, there has been increasing interest in exploring what language teachers believe (Borg, 2006). Often these beliefs are expressed in terms of metaphors (Richards, 1998; Woodward, 1991), but there has been little recent research connecting the two strands. The present study is based on the per-sonal reflections of a group of 72 trainee teachers in a Malaysian University after a three-month practicum in local high schools. In these reflections, as well as currently fashionable constructs such as facilitator and motivator, these students often described their perceptions of the role of the language teacher using various metaphors ...


Educating And Transforming The Future Public Health Workforce: Lessons Learned From Developing & Implementing An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Mph Graduate Course For Public Health Practice, Leah Neubauer, Kristin Jacobson Apr 2013

Educating And Transforming The Future Public Health Workforce: Lessons Learned From Developing & Implementing An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Mph Graduate Course For Public Health Practice, Leah Neubauer, Kristin Jacobson

Leah C. Neubauer

The Affordable Care Act allocated $250 million in 2010 for disease prevention via four critical priorities, including Public Health Training and Research & Tracking. Public health educators in academia have an opportunity to reexamine and reconstruct educative preparations for public health workers to adequately identify and address the environmental, social, and behavioral issues that impact health across the life span. Public health professionals are obligated to consider the larger political, social, and economic implications forces surrounding their work to affect the largest possible positive outcomes in communities ' health. This presentation will highlight the establishment of a graduate MPH course "Preparation for ...


Student Transition Programming, Linda Knicely, Kim Ebbrecht, Sarah Collins, Jim Collins Apr 2013

Student Transition Programming, Linda Knicely, Kim Ebbrecht, Sarah Collins, Jim Collins

Ohio College Access Network

ALL students, but especially those with obstacles to overcome in their lives, benefit from being connected to school and community resources that can help ensure a smooth and successful transition from one educational environment to the next. This PPT accompanied a webinar by the same title held in April 2013 and included research-proven best practices about student transition programming. Three panelists also shared the successful Elementary to Middle School; Middle School to High School; and High School to Higher Education programs that they have developed and implemented within a variety of settings, both urban and rural.


Interpreting Financial Aid Awards, Laura Meek Apr 2013

Interpreting Financial Aid Awards, Laura Meek

Ohio College Access Network

These presentation slides accompanied a timely webinar held on April 12, 2012 to share information about the financial aid verification process and how to help students understand the award letters as they receive them. Laura Meek, Director of Financial Aid at Ohio Dominican University, shared her expert knowledge on these topics. In addition to providing attendees with an overview of both verification and award letters, she provides examples/case studies that will help college access & success professionals, school counselors, and youth-serving organization staff in working with their students.


Does It Matter Which Citation Tool Is Used To Compare The H-Index Of A Group Of Highly Cited Researchers?, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Farhadi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Maryam Farhadi, Masood Fooladi Mar 2013

Does It Matter Which Citation Tool Is Used To Compare The H-Index Of A Group Of Highly Cited Researchers?, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Hadi Farhadi, Hadi Salehi, Melor Md Yunus, Arezoo Aghaei Chadegani, Maryam Farhadi, Masood Fooladi

Nader Ale Ebrahim

h-index retrieved by citation indexes (Scopus, Google scholar, and Web of Science) is used to measure the scientific performance and the research impact studies based on the number of publications and citations of a scientist. It also is easily available and may be used for performance measures of scientists, and for recruitment decisions. The aim of this study is to investigate the difference between the outputs and results from these three citation databases namely Scopus, Google Scholar, and Web of Science based upon the h-index of a group of highly cited researchers (Nobel Prize winner scientist). The purposive sampling method ...


Goal Setting Within A Career Advising Framework, Sarah Lopienski, Carolyn George Mar 2013

Goal Setting Within A Career Advising Framework, Sarah Lopienski, Carolyn George

Ohio College Access Network

PLEASE NOTE: This PPT slide deck accompanies a webinar by the same title (the link to which is also posted on this website) which was held in March 2013 in Columbus, OH. As professionals, we are faced with limited time in our work day to focus on the multiple aspects of the academic, career, and personal/social development of our students. Career development often falls last due to the pressing needs of academic and personal/social development. Integrating goal setting/career advising into existing curricula is the intent of Career Connections, a joint initiative among the Governor’s Office of ...


Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman Feb 2013

Gay And Greek: Supporting Lgbq Fraternity And Sorority Members, Larry D. Long, Monica Crissman

Larry D. Long

No abstract provided.


Parent Engagement Strategies, Lynda Snyder Feb 2013

Parent Engagement Strategies, Lynda Snyder

Ohio College Access Network

We understand how important the role of parents and other significant adults can be in nurturing college and career goals and aspirations in youth. Research shows that beginning early is crucial to these efforts. There is tremendous potential in these partnerships, but there are also challenges that require creative approaches to involving families in our outreach activities. This Power Point presentation accompanies the uploaded recorded webinar by the same name. Opportunities and challenges and discussed and explored and best practices and practical examples will be shared.


Advising For Academic Rigor, Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, Kate Webster Feb 2013

Advising For Academic Rigor, Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, Kate Webster

Ohio College Access Network

Most commonly accepted definitions of “college ready” in use today include the phrase “qualified for and able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without the need for remedial coursework.” The key to attaining this global benchmark is rigorous academic preparation with focus, at all grade levels, on curricular alignment, effective advising, and the provision of the supports that students need to attain their academic goals. This PP slide deck accompanied a webinar by that same title that addresses all three of these components. The live webinar/training was timed to coincide with student course selection for the upcoming school ...


School Year And Summer Enrichment Programs, Liz Nusken Feb 2013

School Year And Summer Enrichment Programs, Liz Nusken

Ohio College Access Network

References to 21st Century Learning Skills (integral to creating college- and career-ready graduates) litter the current landscape – educationally, legislatively, and in the media. Yet, the traditional school day is finite in length and the competition for the minutes it contains, intense. This PPT presentation slide deck accompanied the webinar by the same title that addressed those skills which might be most effectively developed outside of the classroom and will increase the participants’ awareness of exemplar school year and summer enrichment opportunities (both in central Ohio, statewide and throughout the country) that may, in turn, be communicated to the students and ...


Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Adult Literacy Strategies For Women On Cocoyam Production, Use & Benefits In Igboland, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO STRENGTHEN & DEVELOP GROWTH OF RAW MATERIALS TO ERADICATE POVERTY is a priority for every government if we have to attain the vision and goals of MDGs/EFA in 2015. Adult educators are contributing to this vision with extension service programmes to rural women via workshops like these.


Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

Training Of Village Education Committees, Cbos, Ngos On Adult Literacy Center Advocacy: Methodology For Effective Nfe Supervision", Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Community-based organizations (CBOs), Village Education Committees (VECs), NGOs, Town Association members are challenged to ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education at the Adult literacy centers established in their communities. Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective facilitation and supervision as well as advocacy for more adult learner enrollment and management by the stakeholders.


. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor Jan 2013

. "Andragogical Methodology For Effective Nfe Program" Agency For Adult & Non-Formal Education & Unicef-Anambra State., Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

How can we ensure that all adult learners experience coherent and engaging Non-Formal Education? Our approach to the adult classroom must be developed with a clear understanding of: Who our adult learners are; Their felt needs & educational goals; Their patterns of participation and learning styles, And their expectations. The training materials provides us with details for effective teaching-learning and supervision of adult and non-formal education activities in our rural communities.


Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grade Career Planning Lesson Plan Handouts Jan 2013

Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grade Career Planning Lesson Plan Handouts

Ohio College Access Network

These handouts accompany lessons plans around career planning intended for elementary/middle school aged students and created by the Grove City Christian School Guidance Department. They were provided as part of the live PD/webinar entitled Building College Aspiration in the Elementary and Middle Grades held in January 2013 in Columbus, OH


Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grades Jan 2013

Building College Aspiration In The Elementary And Middle Grades

Ohio College Access Network

This Power Point presentation accompanies the live PD event (and concurrent webinar) held on Jan. 11th at the downtown public library for professionals advocating for students in grades K-9. It includes an introduction and overview as well as strategies and best practices shared by school counselors currently working with students in those grades.


West Kiosk Feature, Ohio College Access Network Jan 2013

West Kiosk Feature, Ohio College Access Network

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim Jan 2013

The Age Factor In Language Acquisition, Ahlam Alfouaim

Ahlam Alfouaim

“She talks very well for her age, doesn’t she?” Acquiring a language is a fascinating process that has always been intriguing for scholars and linguists over the history. Many scholars have successfully attempted to explain the complex process of second language acquisition (SLA). The popular schools of thought including the structuralist /behaviorist position, the nativist position, and the constructivist position introduced some remarkable attempts to analyze this mesmerizing phenomenon. In fact, these different positions aim to explain the nature of second language acquisition but do not necessary stress on the connection between age and language development. In many instances ...


The Effects Of An Intervention That Includes In-Class Coaching On Preschool Teachers And Children, Amber K. Oliveira Jan 2013

The Effects Of An Intervention That Includes In-Class Coaching On Preschool Teachers And Children, Amber K. Oliveira

Amber K Oliveira

The impact of high quality early learning experiences on a child's development is profound. Teacher quality has been deemed an important predictor of classroom quality, but currently teachers in Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) in the state of Florida are required to meet minimal training requirements. The purpose of this study was to examine an intervention including in-class coaching as a means of professional development to better prepare preschool teachers. The present study included and examination of the changes in environmental quality, child outcomes, and teacher perceptions after the intervention. Scores obtained were compared before and after the intervention. A two-tailed ...


Facilitating Change In Elt Practice: How Professional Development Can Be Enhanced By Understanding Change, Susan Barduhn, Beth Neher Jan 2013

Facilitating Change In Elt Practice: How Professional Development Can Be Enhanced By Understanding Change, Susan Barduhn, Beth Neher

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


The Analytic Classroom, Todd E. Pettys Jan 2013

The Analytic Classroom, Todd E. Pettys

Todd E. Pettys

This article proposes a dramatic shift in law schools’ approach to teaching doctrinal courses. The proposal flows in large part from three separate developments: (1) the rise of strong economic headwinds in the market for legal education; (2) the emergence of empirical evidence that law schools are falling short of their goal of equipping students with powerful analytic abilities that transcend the particular doctrinal frameworks law schools teach; and (3) the incipient revolution in higher education, with prestigious universities now aggressively pursuing the opportunity to provide the public with free or low-cost access to many of their courses through the ...


Mysore Chapter Newsletter July'2013, Sunil B.G. And Associates Jan 2013

Mysore Chapter Newsletter July'2013, Sunil B.G. And Associates

Sunil B.G. & Associates

No abstract provided.


Fafsa Completion, Morralee Keller Jan 2013

Fafsa Completion, Morralee Keller

Ohio College Access Network

This Power Point presentation accompanies the recorded webinar by the same name and also uploaded to this website. It includes a comprehensive review of the FAFSA and the FAFSA filing procedures for 2013-2014. Tips and most common errors will also be discussed as well as post-filing processes for the student/parent. The webinar introductory and concluding slides have been deleted.