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A Study Of Utah’S New Century Scholarship (Ncs) Program, Christine Kearl Dec 2012

A Study Of Utah’S New Century Scholarship (Ncs) Program, Christine Kearl

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This was a study about the New Century Scholarship (NCS) program offered to Utah high school students at commencement for earning an AA degree by the time of high school graduation. The scholarship paid 75% of the remaining 2 years of tuition over a 5-year period. The goal of the program was to assist students to bachelor degree completion faster than the traditional time. This program has been in Utah for the past 20 years, but little to no information about the program exists. Annually, the cost to taxpayers is approximately $2 million dollars. This study was conducted to determine ...


Information Literacy And Political Efficacy: Assessing The Correlation, Maria Albo, Julie Higbee Sep 2012

Information Literacy And Political Efficacy: Assessing The Correlation, Maria Albo, Julie Higbee

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

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Iwant Does Not Equal Iwill: Correlates Of Mobile Learning With Ipads, E-Textbooks, Blackboard Mobile Learn And A Blended Learning Experience, Jeffrey Brand, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew, Ron Kordyban Sep 2012

Iwant Does Not Equal Iwill: Correlates Of Mobile Learning With Ipads, E-Textbooks, Blackboard Mobile Learn And A Blended Learning Experience, Jeffrey Brand, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew, Ron Kordyban

Trishita Mathew

This research tested the efficacy of a blended learning iteration with iPad tablet computers, an e-textbook and Blackboard's Mobile Learn application connected with a learning management system (LMS). Mobile learning was embedded into the pedagogical design of an undergraduate subject run in two semesters with 135 students. Using design-based research (DBR), an empirical investigation examined four variables including: iPad use; mobile technology use; attitude, including the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) scale; and academic performance. Quantitative analysis with PASW Statistics included descriptive, scaling, correlations, partial correlations and ANCOVAs. Results suggested that students were positive about ...


Iwant Does Not Equal Iwill: Correlates Of Mobile Learning With Ipads, E-Textbooks, Blackboard Mobile Learn And A Blended Learning Experience, Jeffrey Brand, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew, Ron Kordyban Sep 2012

Iwant Does Not Equal Iwill: Correlates Of Mobile Learning With Ipads, E-Textbooks, Blackboard Mobile Learn And A Blended Learning Experience, Jeffrey Brand, Shelley Kinash, Trishita Mathew, Ron Kordyban

Jeffrey Brand

This research tested the efficacy of a blended learning iteration with iPad tablet computers, an e-textbook and Blackboard's Mobile Learn application connected with a learning management system (LMS). Mobile learning was embedded into the pedagogical design of an undergraduate subject run in two semesters with 135 students. Using design-based research (DBR), an empirical investigation examined four variables including: iPad use; mobile technology use; attitude, including the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) scale; and academic performance. Quantitative analysis with PASW Statistics included descriptive, scaling, correlations, partial correlations and ANCOVAs. Results suggested that students were positive about ...


Framework For Formative Assessment Learning Strategies In Built Environment Higher Education Programmes, Lloyd Scott, Christopher Fortune Sep 2012

Framework For Formative Assessment Learning Strategies In Built Environment Higher Education Programmes, Lloyd Scott, Christopher Fortune

Conference papers

Formative assessment has begun to be recognized as a driving force for enhancing student learning. This paper addresses the context of Built Environment (BE) undergraduate programmes and the findings from a research project in the context of the changing Higher Education (HE) environment. The analysis of the literature on formative assessment shows that there is a common concern among the educational researchers about the function and position of assessment in HE today. The overall aim of this research is to contribute to an improvement in the quality of student learning in BE undergraduate education through the development of a theoretical ...


Academic Year 2011-2012, Bryant University Sep 2012

Academic Year 2011-2012, Bryant University

Academic Affairs Division Annual Reports

No abstract provided.


The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood Aug 2012

The Gaise College Report: The American Statistical Association Meets Sound Pedagogy In Central Virginia, Beverly Wood

Publications

Research in undergraduate statistics education often centers on the introductory course required for a large percentage of college students. While acknowledging the diverse setting, audience, and purpose of introductory courses, existing research assumes that courses offered by different disciplines share the same goals and teaching practices. The purpose of this study is to examine the objectives for student outcomes and pedagogical delivery of introductory statistics courses in various academic departments to provide explicit evidence for this assumption. The American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) are meant to apply to all introductory courses. The ...


The Dissemination And Effective Use Of Physics Education Research In Undergraduate Instruction, Trevor Stefanick Aug 2012

The Dissemination And Effective Use Of Physics Education Research In Undergraduate Instruction, Trevor Stefanick

Master's Theses

Based on the results of a national survey of physics faculty, a set of interviews was conducted of 70 physics faculty from a diverse set of institutions. The interviews included questions about the dissemination and effective use of curricula and instructional strategies based on Physics Education Research (PER), focused to obtain recommendations to the PER community that might help to spread the use of these PER-based materials. Approximately half of the interviews (those with faculty who indicated knowledge about or use of Peer Instruction) have been previously analyzed. This project is the analysis of the 38 interviews that were conducted ...


O Colégio Da Bahia E O Ensino Superior: A Formação Da Elite Na American Portuguesa, 1572 A 1759 [The College Of Bahia And Higher Education: Educating The Elite In Portuguese America, 1572 A 1759], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia Jul 2012

O Colégio Da Bahia E O Ensino Superior: A Formação Da Elite Na American Portuguesa, 1572 A 1759 [The College Of Bahia And Higher Education: Educating The Elite In Portuguese America, 1572 A 1759], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia

Education Faculty Publications

An abbreviated version of this paper was presented at the X Conference of the Iberoamerican Society on the History of Latin American Education, held in Salamanca, Spain in July 2012. The paper discusses the efforts of the Society of Jesus and the City Council of Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, to elevate the status of the College of Bahia to that of a university. It discusses the nature and the evolution of the studies of the College, noting the addition of advanced courses of study in philosophy and theology to the traditional study of the humanities ...


O Colégio Da Bahia E O Ensino Superior: A Formação Da Elite Na American Portuguesa, 1572 A 1759 [The College Of Bahia And Higher Education: Educating The Elite In Portuguese America, 1572 A 1759], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia Jul 2012

O Colégio Da Bahia E O Ensino Superior: A Formação Da Elite Na American Portuguesa, 1572 A 1759 [The College Of Bahia And Higher Education: Educating The Elite In Portuguese America, 1572 A 1759], Karl M. Lorenz, Ariclê Vechia

Karl M Lorenz

An abbreviated version of this paper was presented at the X Conference of the Iberoamerican Society on the History of Latin American Education, held in Salamanca, Spain in July 2012. The paper discusses the nature and the evolution of the studies of the College, noting the addition of advanced courses of study in philosophy and theology to the traditional study of the humanities; and the efforts of the Society of Jesus, the elites and the City Council of Salvador, the capital of the northeastern state of Bahia, to obtain the approval of authorities in Portugal to transform the College of ...


Working-Class Students And Historical Inquiry, Leslie Schuster Jun 2012

Working-Class Students And Historical Inquiry, Leslie Schuster

Faculty Publications

For the past twelve years, I have been teaching a lower division introductory historical methods course that uses active learning to introduce students to the issues and practices of historical methods, the "how to" of historical inquiry, research and writing. While there are many models for such a course, including the one described by Jeffrey Merrick in the February 2006 issue of this journal, the design of such a course at my institution requires consideration of an often-overlooked dimension. The student body at Rhode Island College (RIC) is primarily working class, mirroring a significant transformation in the traditional college student ...


Student Usage Patterns And Perceptions For Differentiated Lab Exercises In An Undergraduate Programming Course, Heng Ngee Mok May 2012

Student Usage Patterns And Perceptions For Differentiated Lab Exercises In An Undergraduate Programming Course, Heng Ngee Mok

Research Collection School Of Information Systems

Differentiated instruction in the form of tiered take-home lab exercises was implemented for students of an undergraduate-level programming course. This paper attempts to uncover the perceptions and usage patterns of students toward these new lab exercises using a comprehensive survey. Findings reveal that these tiered exercises are generally very well received and preferred over their traditional "one size fits all" counter-parts. Although the study does not show that tiered exercises have improved proÞciency or scores, it does seem to indicate higher student engagement and motivation levels. Based on the survey results, a list of recommendations is put forth for the ...


Enhancing The Team Experience In Service Learning Courses, Audrey Falk Apr 2012

Enhancing The Team Experience In Service Learning Courses, Audrey Falk

Education Faculty Publications

Service learning is pervasive in higher education today, with 31 percent of students at Campus Compact member schools engaging in service activities (Campus Compact, 2009) and universities’ missions and strategic planning documents increasingly aimed at developing engaged citizens. Service learning has many potential benefits for college students; among those benefits is the opportunity to develop and practice teamwork skills. The present paper describes the strategies used in a team-based service learning course to support positive team experiences for students.


Accelerated Degree Completion Programs: The Effects Of Core Professors In Nontraditional Higher Education, Dale Frederick Gadd Apr 2012

Accelerated Degree Completion Programs: The Effects Of Core Professors In Nontraditional Higher Education, Dale Frederick Gadd

Dissertations

Nontraditional Accelerated Degree Completion Programs (ADCPs) became popular in the 1980s at many private, higher education institutions, and involved cohort groups facilitated by core or major professors. There has been little research addressing the effectiveness of a core-professor or multiple-professor approach within ADCPs, or research on how students view their learning experiences under this unique concept. This study therefore examines: (1) the effects of using a core-professor concept within nontraditional ADCPs, and (2) students' experiences under the core-professor and multiple-professor concepts.

Two sources of data were used, as obtained from students who had been involved in an ADCP program at ...


A Comparison Of Hybrid/Online And Lecture College Courses, Katelyn Paquin Apr 2012

A Comparison Of Hybrid/Online And Lecture College Courses, Katelyn Paquin

Honors Projects Overview

The purpose of this research is to investigate relationships between online college courses and in-person courses with regard to student course completion rate and course grade averages. The personality characteristics of Introversion, Conscientiousness and Academic Self-Regulation, and professor student rapport were also examined in relation to performance of the students enrolled in online and in-person classes. This study was based on an integrative theory of self- and social regulation in learning contexts. A two-tailed t-test for independent samples found no significant difference between the end of previous semester cumulative GPAs (CGPAs) of students in the online/hybrid or in-person courses ...


Impact Of A Cultural Partnership On Intercultural Competence Of Undergraduates, Camille Mcnabb, Samantha Tupy, Erika Koenig, Sadie Leidall Mar 2012

Impact Of A Cultural Partnership On Intercultural Competence Of Undergraduates, Camille Mcnabb, Samantha Tupy, Erika Koenig, Sadie Leidall

Education Presentations at National Conferences

This study compared changes in the intercultural competency of two groups of undergraduate students in several sections of a course, Human Relations in a Multicultural Society. The hypothesis for this study was that the intentional, cross-cultural experiences of students have an impact on the cultural competency of each student. The course in this study was designed as a response to the increasingly diverse population in the United States in terms of race, ethnicity, and culture. Diversity may also refer to behaviors, gender identity, and sexual orientation (IMDiversity, 2010). This course is taught each semester at a Midwestern public university. The ...


New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt Mar 2012

New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt

SoTL Commons Conference

In the last decade, higher education has been transformed by a rising number of new media suitable for online course delivery. While university instructors used to ask, “Should I deliver course content online?” Today they ask, “Which technology works best for delivering content online? Which technology can I quickly learn? And which technology can I easily manage?” To answer these questions, a team of university instructors/researchers compared and contrasted nine web-based technologies to determine each one's effectiveness. These technologies include: Wikis, Final Cut Pro, Audition, Facebook, Twitter, Camtasia, Wimba, GoToMeeting, and Second Life. Researchers gave particular attention to ...


(Much) Older University Students: Their Study Motivations And Experiences, Bronwyn Ellis Mar 2012

(Much) Older University Students: Their Study Motivations And Experiences, Bronwyn Ellis

SoTL Commons Conference

In an ageing society where retirement may need to be deferred, equity considerations mean that it is important to allow for the inclusion of an under-represented older cohort in higher education. Regional undergraduate students born before 1956 were invited to respond to an anonymous online questionnaire on being a university student in later life. Demographic information was collected – sex, place of residence, age group, any former university study, current study year and mode, and whether full or part time. Open-ended questions investigated study motivations, extra supports and facilities required, highlights of being a university student, negatives or challenges faced, contributions ...


Sotl And The Creative Power Of Faculty Learning Communities, Arlene Wilner, Sharon Mirchandani, Phillip Lowrey, Bryan Spiegelberg, Danielle Jacobs Mar 2012

Sotl And The Creative Power Of Faculty Learning Communities, Arlene Wilner, Sharon Mirchandani, Phillip Lowrey, Bryan Spiegelberg, Danielle Jacobs

SoTL Commons Conference

Drawing on lessons learned from ten years of developing and sustaining faculty learning communities and from participation in a Dean's Task Force on Curriculum Revision, SoTL practitioners from different disciplines (e.g., music, biology, English, chemistry) will demonstrate the value of SoTL as an integrative activity that accomplishes simultaneously several higher-education objectives: 1) building faculty morale through shared evidence of positive effects on student learning, 2) promoting assessment as a tool for teaching as well as for evaluation, 3) enabling faculty to teach and learn from each other, and 4) influencing the revision of the general education curriculum in ...


Using Impact Data To Improve College Teaching, Randall Scott, William Sharpton Mar 2012

Using Impact Data To Improve College Teaching, Randall Scott, William Sharpton

SoTL Commons Conference

In response to an increasing national focus on educational accountability, many teacher education programs of study have shifted to a performance=based model. This session describes a unique approach to the evaluation of university teaching effectiveness through the use of impact data resulting from assigned field work. The session will focus on strategies to support two types of efforts: 1) measuring the effectiveness of applied projects in terms of K-12 student behavior improvement, and (2) using instructional impact data to determine the effectiveness of higher education faculty performance. This session will incorporate a case example of a graduate=level course ...


A Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary, Field-Based Project For Professionals In Training, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, Carrie Wachter Morris Mar 2012

A Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary, Field-Based Project For Professionals In Training, Jennifer Dobbs-Oates, Carrie Wachter Morris

SoTL Commons Conference

This session will describe a SoTL investigation of an innovative project connecting a graduate course in school counseling and an undergraduate course in early childhood special education. Students from the courses were paired with each another to complete an applied semester-long project involving consultation, classroom observation, and program planning. Student reflections collected through the duration of the project were used to evaluate student learning outcomes. The purpose of the session is to discuss 1) the nature of the project, 2) the outcomes revealed by student reflections, 3) the use of reflection as a source of SoTL data, and 4) the ...


Differentiation Of Assignments In Higher Education: A Sotl Project, Patty Rieman Mar 2012

Differentiation Of Assignments In Higher Education: A Sotl Project, Patty Rieman

SoTL Commons Conference

Due to the unusual blend of undergraduates, adult education students, and graduate students, the children's literature course offered by the education department at Carthage College can be problematic to teach. In particular, the assignments have been challenging because students bring such a broad range of background knowledge and experiences. Patty Rieman had the opportunity to implement differentiated assignments to the summer 2011 course and compare the student course evaluations to the spring 2011 course that she taught before creating the differentiated assignments. Rieman will share the results of the qualitative analysis of the comments, as well as a simple ...


Campus-Wide Assessment Of Sotl: Analysis Of Perceptions, Engagement And Obstacles, Andi Beth Mincer, Sabrina Hessinger Mar 2012

Campus-Wide Assessment Of Sotl: Analysis Of Perceptions, Engagement And Obstacles, Andi Beth Mincer, Sabrina Hessinger

SoTL Commons Conference

Published literature on campus-wide assessment of faculty knowledge, perceptions and participation in Scholarship of Teaching Learning (SoTL) is scant. Presenters will describe a survey instrument specifically developed for general faculty assessment of this topic. The survey was constructed by compiling and modifying the most relevant elements of previously published instruments. Analyses include comparisons made based on factors such as college, department and rank. Survey data revealed, for example, that faculty reported high levels of understanding and value of SoTL in higher education, but low levels of actual participation in SoTL activities. Plans for on-campus utilization of these results, including informing ...


Student Perceptions Of Adjunct Faculty, David Donathan Mar 2012

Student Perceptions Of Adjunct Faculty, David Donathan

SoTL Commons Conference

Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) are service industries dependent on faculty for the quality of the classroom education. Historically, IHEs hire Adjunct Faculty only as their services are required, frequently citing cost, flexibility in courses offered, and “real world” experience as justification. What is not addressed in hiring issues is what students think of these part-time instructors. Students were surveyed at a private not for profit liberal arts college to assess student perceptions of differences between adjunct and full-time Faculty and to determine whether or not students – the clients of the college – perceived a quality difference between them. Using a ...


Moving Beyond Seeing With Our Eyes Wide Shut. A Response To “There Is No Culturally Responsive Teaching Spoken Here”, Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, Vanessa Dodo Seriki Feb 2012

Moving Beyond Seeing With Our Eyes Wide Shut. A Response To “There Is No Culturally Responsive Teaching Spoken Here”, Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, Vanessa Dodo Seriki

Democracy and Education

A struggle exists to engage in culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) that authentically represents the voices and interests of all across the K–20 spectrum, from higher education institutions, to teacher preparation programs, and into U.S. classrooms. This article responds to Hayes and Juárez's piece “There Is No Culturally Responsive Teaching Spoken Here” by extending the conversation with the suggestion that one of the major problems in speaking CRP has to do with a disconnect between articulated commitments and actual practices. This response article takes a critical look at the landscape in which educators work to reveal the nature ...


Causal Effects Of Single-Sex Schools On College Entrance Exams And College Attendance: Random Assignment In Seoul High Schools, Hyunjoon Park, Jere R. Behrman, Jaesung Choi Jan 2012

Causal Effects Of Single-Sex Schools On College Entrance Exams And College Attendance: Random Assignment In Seoul High Schools, Hyunjoon Park, Jere R. Behrman, Jaesung Choi

PSC Working Paper Series

Despite the voluminous literature on the potentials of single-sex schools, there is no consensus on the effects of single-sex schools because of student selection of school types. We exploit a unique feature of schooling in Seoul, the random assignment of students into single-sex versus coeducational high schools, to assess causal effects of single-sex schools on college entrance exam scores and college attendance. Our validation of the random assignment shows comparable socioeconomic backgrounds and prior academic achievement of students attending single-sex schools and coeducational schools, which increases the credibility of our causal estimates of single-sex school effects. Attending all-boys schools or ...


Student Usage Patterns And Perceptions For Differentiated Lab Exercises In An Undergraduate Programming Course, Heng Ngee Mok Jan 2012

Student Usage Patterns And Perceptions For Differentiated Lab Exercises In An Undergraduate Programming Course, Heng Ngee Mok

Heng Ngee MOK

Differentiated instruction in the form of tiered take-home lab exercises was implemented for students of an undergraduate-level programming course. This paper attempts to uncover the perceptions and usage patterns of students toward these new lab exercises using a comprehensive survey. Findings reveal that these tiered exercises are generally very well received and preferred over their traditional "one size fits all" counter-parts. Although the study does not show that tiered exercises have improved proÞciency or scores, it does seem to indicate higher student engagement and motivation levels. Based on the survey results, a list of recommendations is put forth for the ...


Bryant University Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012 - 2013 Jan 2012

Bryant University Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012 - 2013

Bryant University Undergraduate Course Catalog

No abstract provided.


Malaysian Polytechnic Lecturers' Teaching Practices With Ict Utilization To Promote Higher-Order Thinking Skills, Siti Noridah Ali Jan 2012

Malaysian Polytechnic Lecturers' Teaching Practices With Ict Utilization To Promote Higher-Order Thinking Skills, Siti Noridah Ali

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In recent years, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been having a significant impact in the field of education, and as a result drawing considerable attention. The advent of the digital and information age has made the development of critical and creative thinking, and higher-order thinking skills (HOTs) vital to future success. Thus, experiences that expose students at higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy in constructivist-based learning environments are becoming an increasing practice. Take for example a country like Malaysia where ICT is becoming more and more pervasive in today's polytechnic institutions; however, very little is understood of polytechnic ...