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Library Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 2 Sep 2006

Library Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 2

Library Newsletters

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Virtual Schools: Planning For Success, By Zane L. Berge And Tom Clark, Eds. (Book Review), Michael K. Barbour Jul 2006

Virtual Schools: Planning For Success, By Zane L. Berge And Tom Clark, Eds. (Book Review), Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Book review by Michael K. Barbour.

Berge, Zane L. and Tom Clark, eds. Virtual Schools: Planning for Success. New York: Teachers College Press, 2005. ISBN 9780807745724; 9780807745717 (pbk.)


An Inquiry Into Retention And Achievement Differences In Campus Based And Web Based Ap Classes, Michael Barbour, Dennis Mulcahy Jul 2006

An Inquiry Into Retention And Achievement Differences In Campus Based And Web Based Ap Classes, Michael Barbour, Dennis Mulcahy

Education Faculty Publications

A decade ago the Advanced Placement (AP) program was introduced into the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Initially, schools embraced this opportunity to provide their students with opportunities that were previously unavailable. However, within a few years the AP program was relegated to urban and large regional high schools. Few smaller, and particularly rural schools, were able to offer AP courses only to the brightest one or two students taking it as an independent study. In 1997-98, schools began to delivery AP courses in a web-based method. The purpose of the study is to examine the retention rates and ...


Library Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 3 Jun 2006

Library Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 3

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Spectrum, Volume 24, Issue 11, Sacred Heart University Feb 2006

Spectrum, Volume 24, Issue 11, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: Sacred Heart University’s College of Business was officially named for the former Chairman and CEO of the General Electric Company, John F. Welch, Jr. --Former SHU student and football player and NYPD rookie officer Eric Hernandez is a victim of friendly fire, mistaken for an assailant --Poor turnout for Greek rush week --Online classes have become a recent trend for undergraduates --SHU Idol is back. The first half of Sacred Heart’s own singing competition was held last week --iPod craze becomes iPod nation --Sports: Amanda Pape earned her third NEC player-of-the week honors for the week ...


Michael Graham Moore: A Significant Contributor To The Field Of Educational Technology, Michael Barbour, Thomas C. Reeves Jan 2006

Michael Graham Moore: A Significant Contributor To The Field Of Educational Technology, Michael Barbour, Thomas C. Reeves

Education Faculty Publications

Moore’s theories related to distance education, his contributions to scholarship and practice, and his efforts to establish the venues for distance education researchers to interact with one another have influenced many educational technologists in valuable ways.


Mentoring Student Teachers From A Distance: An Action Research Project, Michael K. Barbour, Anthony Thomas, Jason Ritter Jan 2006

Mentoring Student Teachers From A Distance: An Action Research Project, Michael K. Barbour, Anthony Thomas, Jason Ritter

Education Faculty Publications

At a large public university in the south eastern United States, prospective middle and high school social studies teachers complete a four semester undergraduate program that prepares them for the classrooms of America. Like many programs, this one begins with an introductory course that provides students an opportunity to explore questions about the nature, purpose, and practices of social studies in the modern school curriculum. As a part of this course, students also develop a rationale for teaching social studies which is used as a part of admission into the Social Studies Education program. Once they have been admitted to ...


Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism And Education, Ed. By Anne Hickling-Hudson, Julie Matthews, And Annette Woods, James C. Carl Jan 2006

Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism And Education, Ed. By Anne Hickling-Hudson, Julie Matthews, And Annette Woods, James C. Carl

Education Faculty Publications

Book review by Jim Carl:

Hickling-Hudson, Anne, Julie Matthews, and Annette Woods, eds. Disrupting Preconceptions: Postcolonialism and Education. Brisbane: Post Pressed, 2004.

ISBN 1-876682-56-6

The book grew out of a conference held in August 2001 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. It is composed of a collection of thirteen essays that address postcolonialism in education. The presenters examine the postcolonial in educational structures and practices in Asia, Africa, North America, and Australia, but the colonial legacy remains—the language of the conference is English, the publisher is Australian, and the book is printed in Great Britain.

Overall, this ...


Using A Robotic Arm To Evaluate The Programming Ability Of K-12 Educators, Antoinette P. Bruciati Jan 2006

Using A Robotic Arm To Evaluate The Programming Ability Of K-12 Educators, Antoinette P. Bruciati

Education Faculty Publications

This usability study measured the ability of educators to master advanced computer programming concepts through the OWI Robotic Arm Trainer and PC Interface. Research findings revealed that the lack of prior computer programming experience did not impact the ability of each participant to successfully program his/her robotic arm. However, the absence of a detailed instructional manual detracted from the product’s usability. Future directions for research and the suitability of the robotic arm for use in an online teacher preparation course in robotics technologies are discussed at the conclusion of this paper.


African American Literature: Books To Stoke Dreams, Jane M. Gangi, Aimee Ferguson Jan 2006

African American Literature: Books To Stoke Dreams, Jane M. Gangi, Aimee Ferguson

Education Faculty Publications

In addition to market forces, unconsciously damaging trends in many textbooks for teacher education have resulted in classroom trade book collections that represent children who are primarily white and middle class. While all children—whether from Argentina, Afghanistan, or Algeria—deserve to see themselves and their families in books, the focus of this article is on new publications that depict African Americans.

Teachers who are committed to learning all they can about multicultural literature and culturally and gender relevant pedagogy become agents of change.

Includes significant bibliography of Resources and list of Children’s Literature That Picture Children of African ...


Founder's Day 2006, Sacred Heart University Jan 2006

Founder's Day 2006, Sacred Heart University

Founder's Day Programs

Program for the March 22, 2006 Founder's Day ceremony held in the William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center.


“The Management Of Creativity”, Managing The Creative Mind: A Business Elective, Peter A. Maresco, John Gerlach Jan 2006

“The Management Of Creativity”, Managing The Creative Mind: A Business Elective, Peter A. Maresco, John Gerlach

WCOB Faculty Publications

The immediate problem facing the authors was replacing someone with the background and stature of Joseph Abboud with an individual or, as it eventually worked out, four individuals with differing creative backgrounds and levels of success that would be of benefit to the students (in the spring 2006 semester the course was offered to undergraduate business students) enrolled in the course. Replacing Abboud proved to be not as difficult as the authors originally imagined. Within a period of three weeks, four individuals with diverse backgrounds in film, music, sports entertainment, and entrepreneurship were identified and agreed to take part in ...


Library Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1 Jan 2006

Library Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1

Library Newsletters

No abstract provided.