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Bringing Concepts Of Electronic Commerce Into The Classroom Environment, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore Jan 2002

Bringing Concepts Of Electronic Commerce Into The Classroom Environment, Miyoung Jeong, Ann Marie Fiore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

To prepare students for positions in apparel and hospitality industries, students are required to understand basic concepts and characteristics of electronic commerce, trends, strategies, and competitive advantages.


A Webct Course To Prepare Students For A European Field Study, Ann Marie Fiore, Karla M. Embleton, Joy Michelle Kozar Jan 2002

A Webct Course To Prepare Students For A European Field Study, Ann Marie Fiore, Karla M. Embleton, Joy Michelle Kozar

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

We have developed a WebCT course for the European field study because it offers advantages of the Internet and course management tools that facilitate communication with students across the United States in preparing them for the experience.


Collaborative Knowledge Building In Web-Based Learning: Assessing The Quality Of Dialogue, Elsebeth K. Sorensen, Eugene S. Takle Jan 2002

Collaborative Knowledge Building In Web-Based Learning: Assessing The Quality Of Dialogue, Elsebeth K. Sorensen, Eugene S. Takle

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

This paper addresses the question of how to qualify a knowledge building dialogue in web-based collaborative learning. It investigates the idea of qualifying the dialogue through grading requirements and through providing students with meta-awareness around their dialogue. We investigate and analyze the changes in quality of student interaction in three different deliveries of the course that emerge in response to three different types of instruction on expected behavior. From this we draw preliminary conclusions on the extent to which descriptions of expected behavior influence the interactive process and the quality of the interaction.


The Kind-Ness Of Genre: An Activity Theory Analysis Of High School Teachers' Perception Of Genre In Portfolio Assessment Across The Curriculum, David R. Russell Jan 2002

The Kind-Ness Of Genre: An Activity Theory Analysis Of High School Teachers' Perception Of Genre In Portfolio Assessment Across The Curriculum, David R. Russell

English Publications

At the 1998 Genre conference, Peter Medway asked, "Is genre such a capacious concept that it is too fuzzy to do much analytical work?" In this chapter I look at a group of high school teachers from different disciplines who must, as part of the work of assessing student portfolios of writing across the curriculum, discuss genre, work with it, to decide which student texts meet the statewide criteria for a "good" text. In a broader sense, they must work with genre to decide what genres they will assign and teaching their (discipline specific) classes to help students meet the ...


Academic Achievement Vs. Athletic Triumph : A Study Of The Goal Aspirations Of African American Male Student-Athletes At A Large Midwestern University, Donnell Lamont Bivens Jan 2002

Academic Achievement Vs. Athletic Triumph : A Study Of The Goal Aspirations Of African American Male Student-Athletes At A Large Midwestern University, Donnell Lamont Bivens

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine the goal aspirations of African-American, male student athletes participating in college football and/or basketball at large, Mid-western institution. The study focused on issues such as: 1) their perceptions of opportunities related to their futures; 2) identities, 3) cultural isolation, and 4) the academic counseling services provided by the Athletic department. The research foreshadowed that there is a relationship between black, male student- athletes and factors such as: perceptions of opportunities, identity, cultural isolation, and academic counseling which plays an instrumental role in their educational attainment. The study also argues that a ...


Practicing K 12 Teachers In A Graduate Engineering Course, Melinda Gallagher, Lawrence Genalo Jan 2002

Practicing K 12 Teachers In A Graduate Engineering Course, Melinda Gallagher, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century stated that “Better mathematics and science teaching is therefore grounded, first of all, in improving the quality of teacher preparation and in making continuing professional education available for all teachers 1.”

The "constructivist" paradigm 2,3 asserts that learning occurs through a process in which the student plays an active role in constructing the set of conceptual structures that constitute his or her own knowledge base. Some specific examples of the successful application of technology grounded in constructivist theory are evident in projects in the Carter Lawrence School ...


Webs Of Support And Engaged Accountability: Weaving Community And Making Meaning Of Learning And Teaching In An Information Age , M. Kayt Sunwood Jan 2002

Webs Of Support And Engaged Accountability: Weaving Community And Making Meaning Of Learning And Teaching In An Information Age , M. Kayt Sunwood

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores political, social, economic, cultural, pedagogical, and technological challenges facing education and educators in the 21 st century. The tensions surrounding educational communication technologies and the debate over the capacity or incapacity of these technologies to facilitate human connection, rather than disconnection, reverberate through each chapter. The first chapter provides a general introduction to the three articles that follow and the fifth chapter provides a general conclusion for the dissertation. The second chapter interrogates definitions and conceptions of community, culture, and communications, and explores the possibilities of creating supportive communities for educators online through computer-mediated communication (CMC). The ...


Identifying Competencies For Effective Osteopathic Physicians In The 21st Century , Shirley A. Walrod Jan 2002

Identifying Competencies For Effective Osteopathic Physicians In The 21st Century , Shirley A. Walrod

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Osteopathic medicine, founded in 1874, is currently taught at 19 colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Over the past half-century, there have been few changes in osteopathic medical curriculum. As a result of new responsibilities of the primary care practitioner and changes in the physician-patient role because of managed care and social and economic issues, demands for reform in medical education have increased. Innovations in technology for teaching and learning as well as diagnosis and treatment have demanded significant changes in education and practice. New research-based knowledge has also added considerably ...


Virtual Learning From The Iowa High School Student Perspective , Lance Alan Wilhelm Jan 2002

Virtual Learning From The Iowa High School Student Perspective , Lance Alan Wilhelm

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Virtual learning is expanding rapidly at the high school level, but little is understood about the high school student perspective in virtual classes. This dissertation consists of three articles that examine that subject. The first article is a review of the literature, which indicates that there are concerns about virtual learning from the student, teacher, and institutional perspectives.;The second article describes a case study approach to gaining a richer understanding of the student experience in a virtual class. This particular case focused on two seniors taking a science course from another high school via two-way interactive video. This experience ...