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Using Digital Movie Making To Teach Theories In Range Science, Alexander Smart Jan 2004

Using Digital Movie Making To Teach Theories In Range Science, Alexander Smart

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Learning complex theories in Range Science can be aided by having students use digital movie making technology. The objectives of this paper were to 1) describe the digital movie making process and 2) provide a qualitative assessment of its use in learning conceptual subject matter. Students were instructed in the use of digital movie making software and the process to create a digital movie describing the state-and-transition plant succession model. Ninety percent of the students thought that the movie making project helped them better understand the state-and-transition plant succession model. Students enjoyed learning the new technology and 40% said they ...


Learning By Doing, And Doing What Others Have Done: Study Replication In The Classroom, Meredith Redlin, Mario Hesse Jan 2004

Learning By Doing, And Doing What Others Have Done: Study Replication In The Classroom, Meredith Redlin, Mario Hesse

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The study of sociology comprise both theory and method, a combination which has resulted in persistent challenges to pedagogical practice in the lower level undergraduate classroom (Cutler 1987; Takata and Leiting 1987). While teaching of general theory is well-suited to the classroom in the instruction of framework , teaching the application of theory require the introduction of data for those frameworks. Similarly, while specific methods can be outlined in the lecture classroom format common to lower-level coursework, teaching the application of methods remain key to building a solid understanding of the discipline and it practices (Cutler 1987; Van Valey 1977, 2001 ...


Globalization In News Editing, Lyle Olson Jan 2004

Globalization In News Editing, Lyle Olson

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"Globally informed and prepared for a diverse world" and "internationally competitive in academic preparation" are two important Lead Forward Land Grant Goals for South Dakota State University graduates. In an editing class last year, the author asked students if they could identify a hot topic in higher education that begins with "g." Only one of the 20 students (all juniors and seniors) readily identified the word globalization. The student had taken an SDSU honors course on the topic, had traveled overseas, had studied six foreign languages at SDSU, and is currently teaching English in France. Students' lack of response to ...


Enhancing Student Learning Using Simulation Programs And Scientific Visualization, Madeleine Andrawis Jan 2004

Enhancing Student Learning Using Simulation Programs And Scientific Visualization, Madeleine Andrawis

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A new approach in teaching electromagnetics using multi-media simulation programs was implemented to enhance student learning and hence increase student retention. The fundamental nature of Electromagnetics makes its understanding a necessity in order to comprehend all the other Electrical Engineering topics. The basic Electromagnetics theory and its engineering applications material are all based on highly mathematical equations. Students had difficulty understanding and/or visualizing its abstract topics. This course is presently taught using the latest class technologies and its contents are available on the Internet for out of class access.


A Solution For Non-Proctored Online Tests Using Webct, Gary Aguiar Jan 2004

A Solution For Non-Proctored Online Tests Using Webct, Gary Aguiar

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In developing an Internet-delivered version of my introductory political science course, I found it a challenge to devise online tests that prevented cheating. To the maximum extent possible, I wanted to create an Internet course that mirrored my on-campus course and minimized opportunities to cheat on non-proctored tests using WebCT. Over the last four semesters, I used my on-campus courses to develop online tests in preparation for my first Internet-delivered course. With the advice and support of other faculty and staff, I developed online quizzes and exams using WebCT that support two Lead Forward goals. First, students learn to embrace ...


Reality-Based Assessment And Testing Methods Using Video Vignettes, Dianna Sorenson Jan 2004

Reality-Based Assessment And Testing Methods Using Video Vignettes, Dianna Sorenson

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Nursing is a practice profession that requires a transfer of learning to clinical practice (Billings, 2000). Clinical practice settings for nursing education have changed drastically from directly supervised, inpatient care settings to indirectly supervised, community based settings. Indeed, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing ( 1993) specifically emphasizes the need for master's programs to incorporate more educational opportunities for health promotion interventions to families and aggregates within community based settings. Furthermore, there is increasing demand for practitioners to assess and care for rural patients using technologic mediums like telehealth, telemedicine, telehome, teleradiology, telepsychiatry and virtual medical centers (Bachman & Panzarine, 1998; Billings ...


Journaling As A Teaching And Learning Tool, Delmar Lonowski Jan 2004

Journaling As A Teaching And Learning Tool, Delmar Lonowski

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Requiring students to keep journals is a most valuable teaching and learning tool. Student writing can be more than a way that we justify the grades we give students at the end of each term. Writing is a multi-functional tool that can be used not only for evaluation but also for teaching and learning. In using writing for teaching and learning, we help our students develop analytical, critical thinking, and organizational skills that will help them be successful. Requiring students to keep journals is just such a tool. In addition, it helps achieve the SDSU Lead Forward Goal of making ...


Value-Based Nursing Education, Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Susan D. Bassett, Lois Tschetter, Paula P. Carson, Lani White, Venita J. Winterboer Jan 2004

Value-Based Nursing Education, Nancy L. Fahrenwald, Susan D. Bassett, Lois Tschetter, Paula P. Carson, Lani White, Venita J. Winterboer

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Curriculum guidelines from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing ( [ AACN], 1998) espouse that baccalaureate programs facilitate the development of professional values. The five core nursing values include human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism, and social justice. Behaviors that reflect these values characterize the caring, professional nurse (AACN, 1998). Teaching attitudes and actions that facilitate caring is a curriculum challenge. Caring is a multi-dimensional nursing concept that can be actualized through purposeful teaching and student-centered learning of core nursing values. This scholarly paper presents an innovative and integrative approach to value-based education in the baccalaureate nursing program at South Dakota State ...


Bush Project Anthology Volume 1, South Dakota State University Jan 2004

Bush Project Anthology Volume 1, South Dakota State University

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Well over a decade ago, the late Ernest Boyer authored his much heralded work titled Scholarship Reconsidered, and academia quickly began to recognize a variety of meaningful scholarship activities including the scholarship of discovery, integration, application and teaching. Boyer insisted that the scholarship of teaching is a serious and very meaningful form of scholarship associated with what faculty members do to achieve success in the profession of teaching. He also insisted that the scholarship of teaching needs to be transformed from a very private form of scholarship to a much more public form of scholarship. The scholarship of teaching that ...


Use Of The Case Study Method To Enhance The Educational Experience For Students, David W. Willis Jan 2004

Use Of The Case Study Method To Enhance The Educational Experience For Students, David W. Willis

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I have always believed in teaching with practical examples. However, I typically have presented these examples to students in a passive manner (i.e., a traditional lecture format). Because I was not pleased with retention of what I considered important material, I searched for a means to improve retention through more active learning while retaining practical examples. Thus, I first learned about the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/ cases/ case.html) and attended their annual meeting.


Avoiding Binary Thinking: Using Multiperspectivism As A Classroom Tool, Maria T. Ramos-Garcia Jan 2004

Avoiding Binary Thinking: Using Multiperspectivism As A Classroom Tool, Maria T. Ramos-Garcia

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One of the greatest challenges teachers face in literature classes is encouraging students to go beyond the easy answers. That is especially true when students are studying literature in a second language. In their lower-division classes, they have become accustomed to providing the "right" answer applying the language they are learning. Therefore, when they enter a more advanced language class with a literature focus, they feel cheated when the instructor fails to tell them what the right answer is ... even if the issues involved are extremely complex. Students must learn that most literary works pose questions that have no easy ...