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Information Media Newsletter Vol. 30 No. 1, St. Cloud State University Oct 1999

Information Media Newsletter Vol. 30 No. 1, St. Cloud State University

Information Media Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Enhanced Mathematics Learning: Does Technology Make A Difference?, Katherine Dix Jun 1999

Enhanced Mathematics Learning: Does Technology Make A Difference?, Katherine Dix

Dr Katherine Dix

This paper investigates the effectiveness of technology- based instruction in secondary mathematics, by comparing students' achievements resulting from technology-rich assignments with those achievement resulting from equivalent assignments presented in traditional format. In addition, the development of the technology- rich assignments, from traditional paper- based instruction and within existing curricula, provides an example of the relative ease of integrating technology into the curriculum. Within the context of mathematics, issues of attitude towards computers, motivation and gender differences are examined.


Information Media Newsletter Vol. 30 No. 2, St. Cloud State University Apr 1999

Information Media Newsletter Vol. 30 No. 2, St. Cloud State University

Information Media Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 1999

Front Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editor's Message

Zen students, Charlotte Joko Beck tells us, have a job to do, "a very important job: to bring . . . life out of dreamland and into the real and immense reality that it is" (12). The goal and the way to the goal are the same: mindfulness, a return to the clear experience of the present moment, within which the artificial dualism separating self and object dissolves. To be mindful is to be aware, The American Heritage Dictionary says, to hold in the fullness of mind rather than to be destitute of mind or consciousness. Mindfulness is the key ...


Learning From Everyone, David Bleich Jan 1999

Learning From Everyone, David Bleich

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

In the teaching of writing and literature, it would be helpful to teachers and students to encourage students to overtake, use, and reuse one another's various uses of language in essays and other course work.

This essay was the keynote address at the Fourth Annual Colorado Conference of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning in Estes Park, Colorado in June 1998.


Narratives Of Pain: Trauma And The Healing Power Of Writing, Lisa Tyler Jan 1999

Narratives Of Pain: Trauma And The Healing Power Of Writing, Lisa Tyler

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Writing about traumatic events is useful, healing, and meaningful, and such work deserves a place in the composition classroom.


Writer Motivation: Beyond The Intrinsic/ Extrinsic Dichotomy, Bradford A. Barry Jan 1999

Writer Motivation: Beyond The Intrinsic/ Extrinsic Dichotomy, Bradford A. Barry

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This article articulates and develops a much needed theory of communication motivation which shows how we can nurture in our students rhetorically-based intrinsic motivations.


The Architectonics Of Information: Ancient Topical Thought And Postmodern Information, Catherine L. Hobbs Jan 1999

The Architectonics Of Information: Ancient Topical Thought And Postmodern Information, Catherine L. Hobbs

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This paper examines the usefulness of thought patterns from ancient rhetoric as they have been appropriated historically and as potentially applicable concepts for the present and future in today's interlinked electronic environment.

An earlier version of this paper, first delivered as part of a panel at the Rhetoric Society of America meeting at Tucson in May 1 996, was delivered and published as "The Architectonics of Information: Ancient Topical Thought and Postmodern Cognition" in Proceedings of the Mid-America Symposium on E merging Computer Technologies, October 1 996. (The published papers are available in "Information Problems" at http://www.ou ...


Spirituality In Pedagogy: "A Field Of Possibilities", Susan A. Schiller Jan 1999

Spirituality In Pedagogy: "A Field Of Possibilities", Susan A. Schiller

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Students' responses to a spiritual approach to teaching provide evidence of the efficacy inherent in such an approach.


Back Matter Jan 1999

Back Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Historical Antecedents Shaping The Terms Of Performance And Learning And Their Relationship In Human Resource Development: An Exploratory Study, John A. Henschke Edd Jan 1999

Historical Antecedents Shaping The Terms Of Performance And Learning And Their Relationship In Human Resource Development: An Exploratory Study, John A. Henschke Edd

IACE Hall of Fame Repository

No abstract provided.


Reviews, Anne E. Mullin, Keith Rhodes, Ellen Davis, Jean R. Trounstine Jan 1999

Reviews, Anne E. Mullin, Keith Rhodes, Ellen Davis, Jean R. Trounstine

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Reviews

Anne E. Mullin. Teaching Writing Creatively. (David Starkey, Ed., 1998).

Keith Rhodes. Zen in the Art of Rhetoric: An Inquiry into Coherence. (Mark Lawrence McPhail, 1996).

Ellen Davis. Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women. (Jane Hirshfield, Ed., 1994).

Jean R. Trounstine. Educational Drama and Language Arts: What Research Shows. (Betty Jane Wagner, 1998).


Jaepl, Vol. 5, Winter 1999-2000 Jan 1999

Jaepl, Vol. 5, Winter 1999-2000

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

David Bleich. Learning from Everyone. In the teaching of writing and literature, it would be helpful to teachers and students to encourage students to overtake, use, and reuse one another's various uses of language in essays and other course work.

Lisa Tyler. Narratives of Pain: Trauma and the Healing Power of Writing. Writing about traumatic events is useful, healing, and meaningful, and such work deserves a place in the composition classroom.

Bradford A. Barry. Writer Motivation: Beyond the Intrinsic/Extrinisic Dichotomy. This article articulates and develops a much needed theory of communication motivation which shows how we can ...


The Ethics Of Empathy: Making Connections In The Writing Classroom, Kia Jane Richmond Jan 1999

The Ethics Of Empathy: Making Connections In The Writing Classroom, Kia Jane Richmond

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Kia Jane Richmond teaches composition and ESL at Illinois State University, where she is completing her Ph.D. in English Studies. Her focus is on the intersection between emotions and the teaching of composition at the college level.


Collaboration And Instructional Design: Necessary Campus Partnerships For Success In The Twenty-First Century, Anne E. Zald, Andrea Bartelstein, Louis Fox, Pamela Stewart, Lizabeth Wilson Jan 1999

Collaboration And Instructional Design: Necessary Campus Partnerships For Success In The Twenty-First Century, Anne E. Zald, Andrea Bartelstein, Louis Fox, Pamela Stewart, Lizabeth Wilson

Library Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Gender Dimension In Industrial Technology Faculty , Balasubramanian Kasi Jan 1999

The Gender Dimension In Industrial Technology Faculty , Balasubramanian Kasi

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between sex-role generalizations and characteristics perceived as necessary for faculty success in Industrial Technology tenure-track faculty. This study investigated relationships among the following three profiles generated from responses by male Industrial Technology faculty in the U.S.A.: (1) a successful Industrial Technology (ITECH) faculty who has or will advance through the ranks, (2) men in general, and (3) women in general;To accomplish the purpose, 600 Industrial Technology faculty members were selected and sent the 92-Item Schein Descriptive Index. Mail and electronic data collection methods were used. This study ...


Eighth-Grade Writers And Meaning-Making: A Study Of Computer-Mediated Conferencing And Publishing , Lois J. Yocum Jan 1999

Eighth-Grade Writers And Meaning-Making: A Study Of Computer-Mediated Conferencing And Publishing , Lois J. Yocum

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A practitioner research methodology characterizes this investigation and analysis. This study is based on observations, interviews, surveys, and analyses of students' writing, and it is grounded in constructivist theory. The purpose of this study is to determine ways in which eighth graders in creative writing, online journalism, and language arts classes find meaning in three activities: (1) computer-mediated collaborative conferencing with distant audiences, (2) publishing their school newspaper on the Internet, and (3) preparing multimedia projects;This study illustrates the relationships among conducting practitioner research, promoting curriculum change, and encouraging student empowerment through writing for broader audiences. Research in the ...


Theory Into Practice: Social Constructivism And Technology In Instructional Technology And Teacher Education , Muktha B. Jost Jan 1999

Theory Into Practice: Social Constructivism And Technology In Instructional Technology And Teacher Education , Muktha B. Jost

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The discourse around computers in education and social constructivism includes discursive and often divergent ideas on individualized and social instruction, social and standardized construction of curriculum, prior knowledge, competition and cooperation, and situated and decontextualized knowledge. A course on educational computing was designed based on a qualitative framework and constructivist instructional design model with the course instructor as lead designer and researcher. The course was then team-taught to 8 preservice teachers in the spring of 1999. This doctoral dissertation is based on the theory-into-practice research and includes three parts: one conceptual paper on instructional design, one professional practice paper on ...


A Study Of The Effectiveness Of The Iowa Communications Network As A Distance Learning System By Comparing Student Achievement At The Originating Site And At Remote Sites , Patrick Howard Payton Jan 1999

A Study Of The Effectiveness Of The Iowa Communications Network As A Distance Learning System By Comparing Student Achievement At The Originating Site And At Remote Sites , Patrick Howard Payton

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study compares student achievement between studio students and remote students in a course taught over the Iowa Communications Network. The Iowa Communications Network is a two-way full motion fiber optics telecommunications system capable of linking students and instructors anywhere in Iowa;The students in a graduate school law course being taught over the Iowa Communications Network were selected to be the subjects of this study. The instructor was a lawyer who had previously taught the course, but had not taught a course over the Iowa Communications Network. The instructor had no special training and received no special training before ...


Constructivist Learning Environments Inviting Computer Technology For Problem Solving: New Junctures For Female Students , Sally Rapp Beisser Jan 1999

Constructivist Learning Environments Inviting Computer Technology For Problem Solving: New Junctures For Female Students , Sally Rapp Beisser

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

While complex problem solving has been traditionally an area in which females have not excelled, there is increased emphasis in the development of problem solving for all learners in the Information Age. Concern exists regarding the gap between male and female competencies in using computer technology. Therefore, the possibility of intervention using computer technology as a tool for learning holds promise for females to develop competencies necessary to become better problem solvers. Interventions assisting female students in using technology to restructure or alter their conceptions of problem solving may prove to be effective in developing of problem-solving skills and computer ...


Computer Technology Integration In Iowa High Schools: Perceptions Of Teachers , Lynn Kay Manternach-Wigans Jan 1999

Computer Technology Integration In Iowa High Schools: Perceptions Of Teachers , Lynn Kay Manternach-Wigans

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study is based on focus group interviews with nearly 200 teachers at 30 Iowa high schools during the Spring of 1998. During the one-day site visits at each school, data was also collected from students, the principal, and the technology coordinator (where available). During focus group sessions teachers were asked about how they use technology, how they define technology integration, what motivates them to integrate technology, what barriers they face, how technology is changing teaching and learning, and what they believe the future holds for technology in education;Findings indicate that Iowa teachers are progressing well with technology integration ...


Tool Of Transformation: The Ideological Role Of Computer Technology In Education , Lowell Wayne Monke Jan 1999

Tool Of Transformation: The Ideological Role Of Computer Technology In Education , Lowell Wayne Monke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Computer technology is usually evaluated according to its effectiveness in aiding learning. What is generally ignored is the impact of the ideology embedded in the computer on the very structure of education. This philosophical dissertation consists of four essays which examine the relationship of this ideology to the learning enterprise. The first essay develops the character of that ideology and its general influence on learning. It is argued that the ideology embodied in the computer is congruent with the ideology of technology that has developed in Western civilization over the last 300 years. As a result, the computer furthers a ...


A Comparison Of The Effects Of Using Interactive Www Simulations Versus Hands-On Activities On The Conceptual Understanding And Attitudes Of Introductory Statistics Students , Barbara Dombroski Barnet Jan 1999

A Comparison Of The Effects Of Using Interactive Www Simulations Versus Hands-On Activities On The Conceptual Understanding And Attitudes Of Introductory Statistics Students , Barbara Dombroski Barnet

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Researchers have found that students learn better and retain more if the students are engaged in activities that require thinking and processing information, rather than passive learning. With increasingly easy access to computers and with several notable statisticians calling for greater computer use in statistics courses, it makes sense for some of these activities to be computer based. Currently, several World Wide Web (WWW) sites provide Java simulations covering statistical topics, which may be used in statistics courses. The present study investigates whether WWW simulations lead to improved understanding of statistical concepts in comparison to hands-on activities and also what ...


Internet-Based Instruction In College Teaching , Kathleen Flickinger Jan 1999

Internet-Based Instruction In College Teaching , Kathleen Flickinger

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Distance education and Internet instruction are increasingly being used in college science teaching. In an effort to reach more students, Iowa State University's Human Anatomy and Physiology course was offered via Internet as well as via traditional lecture format. To assess the educational ramifications of this offering, three studies were conducted. In the first study, a collective case study approach was utilized to describe the learning environment created by an Internet-based college science course. In this study, three students were followed as they worked their way through the course. Collective case study methodologies were used to provide a rich ...


Computers, Critical Literacy, And First-Year Composition: Modestly Re-Thinking Some Comfortable Thoughts , Barbara Blakely Duffelmeyer Jan 1999

Computers, Critical Literacy, And First-Year Composition: Modestly Re-Thinking Some Comfortable Thoughts , Barbara Blakely Duffelmeyer

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this critical qualitative research project, students in six sections of First-Year Composition at Iowa State University and the researcher attempted to determine how cultural assumptions about computer technology influence their development of critical computer literacy in FY Comp. Beginning with students' baseline perspectives on digital technology, the study examined the formative experiences and patterns of engagement students relate and characteristic expressions they use to talk about technology. The study followed students as they were invited to re-think their previous attitudes about the computer. The study presents and analyzes the distinctive ways that students re-thought (or failed to re-think) these ...


A Study Of Professional Development, Research, Practices, And Policies To Prepare Inservice Teachers In New Technologies: Implications For Training Standards In New Technologies , Joyce Ann Pittman Jan 1999

A Study Of Professional Development, Research, Practices, And Policies To Prepare Inservice Teachers In New Technologies: Implications For Training Standards In New Technologies , Joyce Ann Pittman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the efficacy of technology standards, policies and practices driving the Center for Technology in Education's (CTE) training and support efforts provided to inservice educators in the State of Maryland;In 1986, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) partnered with CTE to provide training for teachers in new technologies to achieve educational reform goals, access to professional development and technical support. Five primary factors were examined (1) knowledge and awareness, (2) professional development, (3) technical assistance, (4) information dissemination, and (5) availability of new technology;The research was designed to evaluate the above factors to answer ...


A Multimedia Paradigm Of Engaged Learning: An Intergenerational Approach, Kymberli Fahlbeck Mulford Jan 1999

A Multimedia Paradigm Of Engaged Learning: An Intergenerational Approach, Kymberli Fahlbeck Mulford

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Improving Students' Math Problem-Solving Skills In A Computer-Assisted Learning Environment, Yongjian Zhen Jan 1999

Improving Students' Math Problem-Solving Skills In A Computer-Assisted Learning Environment, Yongjian Zhen

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


Ethnoquest: An Interactive Multimedia Simulation For Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork, Carey Brunner Van Loon, Frances Berdan, Edward A. Stark Jan 1999

Ethnoquest: An Interactive Multimedia Simulation For Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork, Carey Brunner Van Loon, Frances Berdan, Edward A. Stark

Theses Digitization Project

EthnoQuest, an interactive multimedia CD-ROM simulating a visit to a fictional village named Amopan, was conceived as an adjunct to college-level classroom instruction in introductory anthropology courses. Since these classes typically involve large numbers of students, the logistics on conducting actual fieldwork pose serious problems for instructors and students alike. The conception of an engaging, interactive, accessible learning tool that incorporates appropriate pedagogical principles has found its ultimate expression in EthnoQuest.


The Use Of A Computer Assisted Learning Program For Teaching And Reinforcing The Basic Mathematical Skills, Benny Edward Boswell, Henrietta Gale Boswell Jan 1999

The Use Of A Computer Assisted Learning Program For Teaching And Reinforcing The Basic Mathematical Skills, Benny Edward Boswell, Henrietta Gale Boswell

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to provide an instructional computer program that will be an alternative way to teach and reinforce basic mathematics skills for any student that is having difficulty in any given area and for students that are falling behind in the regular math class.