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The Potential Of Industry Standards In Undergraduate Education, Heather A. Howard, Margaret Phillips, Alyson Vaaler, David Hubbard Jun 2019

The Potential Of Industry Standards In Undergraduate Education, Heather A. Howard, Margaret Phillips, Alyson Vaaler, David Hubbard

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Industry standards have a significant impact on business as a means to eliminate waste, reduce costs, market products (e.g., for quality, safety, interoperability) and lessen liability (Thompson, 2011). Consequently, an understanding and the ability to use standards, agreed upon practices among interested or vested parties, is a critical workplace competency for those engaged in business and industry. To have a workforce competent in the use of standards, higher education curricula must be developed to integrate standards education at appropriate points within the curriculum. Despite the importance of standards, they are not universally integrated into the college and university curricula ...


Crushing Curiosity: How Information Literacy Can Hinder Or Foster Student Engagement, Rachel Fundator, Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl Apr 2018

Crushing Curiosity: How Information Literacy Can Hinder Or Foster Student Engagement, Rachel Fundator, Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl

IMPACT Presentations

Cultivating a motivating classroom environment brings a host of benefits to students. By recognizing how information literacy practices can motivate (or demotivate) students, academic librarians can target their information literacy instruction to foster curiosity, creativity, or action within the classroom. In this session, we will present findings from a recent study about the information literacy practices used by disciplinary instructors that can hinder or foster undergraduate student engagement in their classes. Participants will work in small groups to brainstorm ways to redesign information literacy instructional scenarios to promote student engagement, while drawing out student curiosity, creativity, or action.


On The Removal Of Motivation And Structural Barriers In The Classroom And Across The Mathematics Curriculum, Benjamin Wiles, Chantal Levesque-Bristol Feb 2018

On The Removal Of Motivation And Structural Barriers In The Classroom And Across The Mathematics Curriculum, Benjamin Wiles, Chantal Levesque-Bristol

IMPACT Presentations

Presentation at the research roundtable discussion at the 2018 Critical Issues in Math Education Workshop, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, in Berkeley, CA.

Presents data on the ability of active learning methods to impact motivation and promote learning outcomes in mathematics courses.


Course Transformation: Measuring Improvements In Student Learning, Daniel Guberman, Erica Layow, Emily Bonem Oct 2017

Course Transformation: Measuring Improvements In Student Learning, Daniel Guberman, Erica Layow, Emily Bonem

IMPACT Presentations

Presentation on the outcomes and assessment measures for Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) program on student academic performance at the International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL) Conference. Proves a agriculture economics example for the course transformation decisions.


Exposing Problems Teaching Students Morphological Species Identification, Trevor Stamper, Lauren Weidner, Gregory Nigoghosian, Ludmila D. Nunes Jun 2017

Exposing Problems Teaching Students Morphological Species Identification, Trevor Stamper, Lauren Weidner, Gregory Nigoghosian, Ludmila D. Nunes

IMPACT Presentations

When dealing with physical remains, morphological assessment for species is a traditional approach to entomological specimen identification. A dichotomous key guides the user through taxa determination for a specimen by providing a series of dual-choice nodes that center around morphological differences. Each nodal choice leads to either a new set of dichotomous choices or a taxa decision. We evaluated student’s ability to utilize a dichotomous key down to species for a limited set of taxa, by reviewing their nodal decisions along with their confidence level using a Likert scale (1-5).

Along with individual decision recording, students conducted a post-decision ...


The Introduction Of Informal Cooperative Learning Into Our Programming Laboratories, Guity Ravai, Ludmila Nunes, Ronald Erdei Jun 2017

The Introduction Of Informal Cooperative Learning Into Our Programming Laboratories, Guity Ravai, Ludmila Nunes, Ronald Erdei

IMPACT Presentations

Presented at the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Change Leader Forum: Creating a Mindset for Action in Westminster, CO, USA


Understanding And Motivating Generation Z Students, Daniel Guberman, Eria Layow Jun 2017

Understanding And Motivating Generation Z Students, Daniel Guberman, Eria Layow

IMPACT Presentations

Presented at Lilly conference "Designing Effective Teaching" in Bethesda, MD. Assesses characteristics associated with Gen Z students and connects them with concepts from Cognitive theory.


From The Lab To The Classroom: Research At The Interface Between Cognitive Science And Education, Ludmila Nunes May 2017

From The Lab To The Classroom: Research At The Interface Between Cognitive Science And Education, Ludmila Nunes

IMPACT Presentations

Presented at the 29th Association for Psychological Science (APS) Annual Convention in Boston, MA.


The Introduction Of Informal Cooperative Learning Into Our Programming Laboratories, Guity Ravai, Ronald Erdei, Ludmila Nunes, Sahithya Kodam Apr 2017

The Introduction Of Informal Cooperative Learning Into Our Programming Laboratories, Guity Ravai, Ronald Erdei, Ludmila Nunes, Sahithya Kodam

IMPACT Presentations

Presentation given at the Midwest SoTL Conference. Discusses the effects of implementing informal cooperative learning techniques in an introductory programming course.


Teaching Morphological Species Identification To Forensic Science Students: Advantages, Problems And Results, Gregory Nigoghosian, Lauren Weidner, Ludmila Nunes, Trevor Stamper Feb 2017

Teaching Morphological Species Identification To Forensic Science Students: Advantages, Problems And Results, Gregory Nigoghosian, Lauren Weidner, Ludmila Nunes, Trevor Stamper

IMPACT Presentations

Poster presented at the 69th American Academy of Forensic Science Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA. The poster discusses findings of a study of how students identify morphological species.


The Effect Of Relevance Strategies On Student Perceptions Of Introductory Courses, Heather N. Fedesco, Ashley Kentner, Jane Natt Jan 2017

The Effect Of Relevance Strategies On Student Perceptions Of Introductory Courses, Heather N. Fedesco, Ashley Kentner, Jane Natt

IMPACT Publications

The purpose of this study was to test whether increasing the relevancy of course assignments in a large multi-section introductory public speaking course would lead to improvements in student perceptions of course outcomes. Survey responses from 1,878 students were analyzed to test whether differences exist between students enrolled in classes held during the Spring 2015 semester and those enrolled in classes held in Fall 2015 during which the more relevant course assignments were incorporated. Results reveal that increasing the relevancy of assignments is associated with greater perceived course relevance, motivation for participating in the class, and perceptions of learning ...


Annual Impact Report 2017: A Report By The Impact Data Collection And Analysis Team, Impact Management Team, Impact Assessment Team Jan 2017

Annual Impact Report 2017: A Report By The Impact Data Collection And Analysis Team, Impact Management Team, Impact Assessment Team

IMPACT Reports

This is the 2017 annual report of Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). IMPACT was created in 2010, and is a large collaborative initiative on the Purdue West Lafayette campus involving multiple key partners across campus including the Office of the Provost, Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Information Technologies at Purdue (ITaP), Purdue Libraries, the Evaluation and Learning Research Center (ELRC), and Digital Education. IMPACT works with instructors to redesign large enrollment, foundational courses with the aim of engaging students more fully in their learning and creating a more student-centered environment, with the expectation that this will improve student ...


Annual Impact Report 2016: A Report By The Impact Data Collection And Analysis Team, Impact Management Team, Impact Assessment Team Oct 2016

Annual Impact Report 2016: A Report By The Impact Data Collection And Analysis Team, Impact Management Team, Impact Assessment Team

IMPACT Reports

This is the 2016 annual report of Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). IMPACT was created in 2010, and is a large collaborative initiative on the Purdue West Lafayette campus involving multiple key partners across campus including the Office of the Provost, Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Information Technologies at Purdue (ITaP), Purdue Libraries, the Discovery Learning & Research Center (DLRC), and Digital Education. IMPACT works with instructors to redesign large enrollment, foundational courses with the aim of engaging students more fully in their learning and creating a more student-centered environment, with the expectation that this will improve student success.


Why This Flip Wasn't A Flop: What The Numbers Don't Tell You About Flipped Classes, Heather Noel Fedesco, Troy Cary Jun 2016

Why This Flip Wasn't A Flop: What The Numbers Don't Tell You About Flipped Classes, Heather Noel Fedesco, Troy Cary

IMPACT Publications

This paper details the conversion of a large, required Civil Engineering fluid mechanics course into a more student-centered, active learning-oriented course through the flipping of one lecture per week. In the flipped class, students collaboratively solve homework problems in groups while receiving “expert” feedback from instructors and TAs. To offset the lost lectures, some course material that has been delivered in traditional lectures has been placed online in the form of short videos and textbook readings, with low-stakes quizzes for assessment.

Student learning gains were quantitatively assessed by comparing quiz and final exam scores for three semesters (1 pre-flip and ...


Modeling The Effects Of Student-Centeredness On Student Outcomes, Emily Bonem, Chantal Levesque-Bristol, Angelika Zissimopoulos, David Nelson, Heather Fedesco Jun 2016

Modeling The Effects Of Student-Centeredness On Student Outcomes, Emily Bonem, Chantal Levesque-Bristol, Angelika Zissimopoulos, David Nelson, Heather Fedesco

IMPACT Presentations

Presented at the 6th International Conference on Self-determination Theory in Victoria, British Colombia, Canada.


Use It Or Lose It? A Longitudinal Performance Assessment Of Undergraduate Business Students' Information Literacy, Ilana Stonebraker, Rachel Fundator Mar 2016

Use It Or Lose It? A Longitudinal Performance Assessment Of Undergraduate Business Students' Information Literacy, Ilana Stonebraker, Rachel Fundator

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

No abstract provided.


Does Course Format Matter When Learning About Diversity? Exploring Student Evaluations In Online Versus Hybrid Classroom Structures, Mary Marshall, Heather Fedesco, Natasha Watkins Jan 2016

Does Course Format Matter When Learning About Diversity? Exploring Student Evaluations In Online Versus Hybrid Classroom Structures, Mary Marshall, Heather Fedesco, Natasha Watkins

IMPACT Presentations

Poster presented at the 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.


Peer Evaluation Of Team Member Effectiveness As A Formative Educational Intervention, Nathan Mentzer, Dawn Laux, Angelika Zissimopoulos, K. Andrew R. Richards Jan 2016

Peer Evaluation Of Team Member Effectiveness As A Formative Educational Intervention, Nathan Mentzer, Dawn Laux, Angelika Zissimopoulos, K. Andrew R. Richards

IMPACT Publications

Peer evaluation of team member effectiveness is often used to complement cooperative learning in the classroom, by holding students accountable for their team contributions. Drawing on the tenants of self-determination theory, this study investigated the impacts of formative peer evaluation in university level team-based design projects. The hypothesis was that the introduction of formative peer evaluation cycles would result in a more student-centered learning climate, increased competence, reduced doubt, and improved student learning. Two semesters were compared in this quasi-experimental study where results of peer evaluation became modifiers to students’ grades in the final project. In only one of the ...


Developing A Practical Framework For Information Literacy Program Evaluation, Paul Bracke, Clarence Maybee, Sharon Weiner Jan 2016

Developing A Practical Framework For Information Literacy Program Evaluation, Paul Bracke, Clarence Maybee, Sharon Weiner

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

This presentation was given at the Library Assessment Conference held from October 31–November 2, 2016 in Arlington, VA. The Purdue University Libraries, like many academic libraries, face increased expectations for demonstrating their value and impact. The Libraries launched a project to advance an outcomes-based, mission-centric framework for evaluating its information literacy programing. The methods for developing this framework consist of four steps: 1) focus groups with librarians to gain a more comprehensive understanding of existing assessment practices, 2) analysis of focus group findings, characterizing current assessment practices, 3) a gap analysis, comparing focus group findings to the information literacy ...


Web Based Cyber Forensics Training For Law Enforcement, Nick Sturgeon Dec 2015

Web Based Cyber Forensics Training For Law Enforcement, Nick Sturgeon

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

Training and education are two of the most important aspects within cyber forensics. These topics have been of concern since the inception of the field. Training law enforcement is particularly important to ensure proper execution of the digital forensics process. It is also important because the proliferation of technology in to society continues to grow at an exponential rate. Just as technology is used for good there are those that will choose to use it for criminal gains. It is critical that Law Enforcement have the tools and training in cyber forensics. This research looked to determine if web based ...


Wcrp Survey All Years Raw Data, Harry Denny Nov 2015

Wcrp Survey All Years Raw Data, Harry Denny

Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Datasets and Research Projects

No abstract provided.


Wcrp Survey 2007-8 Raw Data, Harry Denny Nov 2015

Wcrp Survey 2007-8 Raw Data, Harry Denny

Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Datasets and Research Projects

No abstract provided.


Wcrp Survey 2005-6 Raw Data, Harry Denny Nov 2015

Wcrp Survey 2005-6 Raw Data, Harry Denny

Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Datasets and Research Projects

No abstract provided.


Wcrp Survey 2003-4 Raw Data, Harry Denny Nov 2015

Wcrp Survey 2003-4 Raw Data, Harry Denny

Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Datasets and Research Projects

No abstract provided.


Wcrp Survey 2001-2 Raw Data, Harry Denny Nov 2015

Wcrp Survey 2001-2 Raw Data, Harry Denny

Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Datasets and Research Projects

No abstract provided.


A Model Of How Different Biology Experts Explain Molecular And Cellular Mechanisms, Caleb M. Trujillo, Trevor R. Anderson, Nancy J. Pelaez Jun 2015

A Model Of How Different Biology Experts Explain Molecular And Cellular Mechanisms, Caleb M. Trujillo, Trevor R. Anderson, Nancy J. Pelaez

PIBERG Publications

Constructing explanations is an essential skill for all science learners. The goal of this project was to model the key components of expert explanation of molecular and cellular mechanisms. As such, we asked: What is an appropriate model of the components of explanation used by biology experts to explain molecular and cellular mechanisms? Do explanations made by experts from different biology subdisciplines at a university support the validity of this model? Guided by the modeling framework of R. S. Justi and J. K. Gilbert, the validity of an initial model was tested by asking seven biologists to explain a molecular ...


Assessing Impact Of Exposure To Cyberphysical Systems On Student Interest In Information Technology Careers, Mayari I. Serrano Anazco May 2015

Assessing Impact Of Exposure To Cyberphysical Systems On Student Interest In Information Technology Careers, Mayari I. Serrano Anazco

Purdue Polytechnic Masters Theses

The main purpose of this project is to determine if the use of Information Technology (IT) tools, specifically cyberphysical devices, in outreach sessions will promote interest of young individuals in pursuing IT careers. The Diversity office of Purdue’s College of Technology offers a number of outreach sessions to a variety of target populations throughout the year. Each department in the college has an opportunity to present a session related to a field of study offered by the department. The research was carried out thru the Spring 2015 semester during the DOiT and Vision outreach programs offered through the college ...


A Concept Paper On Networks Of Excellence For Research And Education, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Anne Slaughter Andrew Apr 2015

A Concept Paper On Networks Of Excellence For Research And Education, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Anne Slaughter Andrew

PPRI Digital Library

Research and education ecosystems, foundational components of knowledge-based economies, are relatively underdeveloped in Latin America. The entire ecosystem of a research university — including resources, corporate partnerships, and research — must capitalize on a symbiosis between the research, education and commercialization missions. A university cannot transform unilaterally nor can universities sustain the required transformation without government and industry participation. Initiatives to accelerate the development of research university ecosystems are critical for the realization of knowledge-based economies and resilient civil societies.

To accelerate the development of research and education ecosystems across the Americas, the authors propose to establish “Networks of Excellence” in key ...


Informe Sobre El Taller Universidad Del Futuro Colombia-Purdue, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Liliana Gómez Díaz Apr 2015

Informe Sobre El Taller Universidad Del Futuro Colombia-Purdue, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Liliana Gómez Díaz

PPRI Digital Library

El Taller Universidad del Futuro, un evento conjunto de Colombia y Purdue, se llevó a cabo en la Universidad de Purdue en West Lafayette, Indiana, el 28 y 29 de octubre de 2014. Entre sus participantes hubo rectores y consejeros de seis importantes universidades de Colombia, junto con directores ejecutivos de ONG, funcionarios públicos de Estados Unidos y Colombia, y profesores y administradores de Purdue. El taller se centró en el diálogo entre los participantes sobre los programas y áreas de investigación clave que permitirán que las universidades den respuesta a las necesidades del siglo XXI en toda América.

Este ...


Documento Conceptual Sobre Redes De Excelencia Para La Investigación Y La Educación, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Anne Slaughter Andrew Apr 2015

Documento Conceptual Sobre Redes De Excelencia Para La Investigación Y La Educación, Suresh V. Garimella, David B. Janes, Anne Slaughter Andrew

PPRI Digital Library

“Redes de Excelencia” focalizadas permitirán que las instituciones en América Latina desarrollen ecosistemas de investigación y educación de un modo mucho más rápido que si siguieran procesos "orgánicos" o locales. Una vez implementados, estos ecosistemas no solo permitirán profundas transformaciones que lleven a economías basadas en el conocimiento, sino que también desempeñarán roles claves en las redes necesarias para los sistemas de innovación regionales.

Para acelerar el desarrollo de ecosistemas de investigación y educación en toda América, los autores proponen establecer “Redes de Excelencia” en las áreas claves. Cada Red de Excelencia será multiinstitucional, multisectorial (universidad, empresa, gobierno, ONG) y ...