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Barrier To Learning: Why We Can No Longer Afford High Textbook Prices, Victoria Koger, Linda Sizemore May 2017

Barrier To Learning: Why We Can No Longer Afford High Textbook Prices, Victoria Koger, Linda Sizemore

EKU Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The prohibitive costs of textbooks are affecting student success. We will start the session with an activity, then gauge audience experience on the issue before reviewing current research. The presenters will provide strategies on what libraries can and cannot do and facilitate discussion of proposed solutions and concerns about OER sources.


Steps To Support Student Engagement In An Online Course With Large Enrollments, Paula Jones Oct 2013

Steps To Support Student Engagement In An Online Course With Large Enrollments, Paula Jones

Instructional Development Center Faculty and Staff Research

In online courses with large enrollments, it may be difficult to support students in becoming engaged communications or projects simply because of the sheer number of students involved in the course. In this session, we will look at a summary list of steps to follow that is intended to help faculty developers to plan ways to support student engagement in an online course, specifically related to courses with large enrollments. We will then have an open discussion of methods others use in their courses to support student engagement. Finally, we will explore some specific free or low cost resources used ...


National College Entrance Examination, Praying To Confucius, And Good-Fortune In China, Samuel Hinton Apr 2011

National College Entrance Examination, Praying To Confucius, And Good-Fortune In China, Samuel Hinton

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty and Staff Scholarship

The purpose of this paper is to explore connections between the National College Entrance Examination, Confucius, and Belief in Good Fortune in China. These strands are discussed using the “analysis of narrative method” (Gay, Mills, & Airasian, 2009.) Some parents solicit the supernatural power of Confucius to help their children pass this examination. Prison authorities in a part of China have attempted to rehabilitate prisoners by having them study and take a test on the Analects of Confucius (Ames, 1999). Worship of ConfuciusThe purpose of this paper is to explore connections between the National College Entrance Examination, Confucius, and Belief in ...


Edublogging: Voice And Authority, Richard E. Day Sep 2010

Edublogging: Voice And Authority, Richard E. Day

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Always thought-provoking and sometimes controversial, Dr Richard Day writes about the news, policy and politics which shape our schools at Kentucky School News and Commentary. (http://theprincipal.blogspot.com) And, he wonders why you're not blogging.


Getting Boys To Read: A Look At The Research And The Books They Love, Carrie Lynn Cooper, Kathy Cox Watson Jul 2009

Getting Boys To Read: A Look At The Research And The Books They Love, Carrie Lynn Cooper, Kathy Cox Watson

Library Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations

This session focuses on what the research says about males as readers and introduces the audience to great boy books and other types of text that appeals to male readers. The presenters have chosen titles from the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards program that are of interest to young male readers. Presenters also introduce and promote Kentucky’s children’s choice reading program, the Kentucky Bluegrass Awards. To misquote George Ella Lyon, the presenters would like to get boys to "shake hands with a book."