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Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study Of Teacher And Student Impacts, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Lei Ye, Brooke Robertshaw, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary Apr 2012

Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study Of Teacher And Student Impacts, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Lei Ye, Brooke Robertshaw, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Designing For Problem Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Olsen, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary, Yu-Chun Kuo, Lei Ye Apr 2012

Designing For Problem Based Learning: A Comparative Study Of Technology Professional Development, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Olsen, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary, Yu-Chun Kuo, Lei Ye

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Impact Of Scaffolding Characteristics And Study Quality On Learner Outcomes In Stem Education: A Meta-Analysis, Brian Belland, Andrew Walker, M. Olsen, Heather Leary Mar 2012

Impact Of Scaffolding Characteristics And Study Quality On Learner Outcomes In Stem Education: A Meta-Analysis, Brian Belland, Andrew Walker, M. Olsen, Heather Leary

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

This paper employs meta-analysis to determine the impact of scaffold characteristics and study and assessment instrument quality on cognitive student outcomes in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education at the K-12, college, graduate, and adult levels. Studies were coded for necessary information for effect size calculation, contextual information, threats to internal and external validity, and assessment instrument validity and reliability. Results indicate (a) scaffolding positively impacts student learning (g = 0.53), (b) studies with zero threats to internal validity had lower effect sizes than studies with two threats, (c) studies with one threat to external validity had higher effect sizes ...


Self-Directed Learning In Problem-Based Learning: A Meta-Analysis, Heather Leary, Andrew Walker, Brett E. Shelton Mar 2012

Self-Directed Learning In Problem-Based Learning: A Meta-Analysis, Heather Leary, Andrew Walker, Brett E. Shelton

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

This paper presents a meta-analysis focused on self-directed learning in problem-based learning when compared with a traditional learning approach. A total of 75 outcomes from 38 studies were used in the analysis which resulted in a statistically significant overall medium effect size of g = 0.45, favoring problem-based learning. Subgroup analyses conducted focused on four aspects of self-directed learning. Both personal autonomy (g = 0.51, z(47) = 6.4, p = 0.01) and independent pursuit of learning (g = 0.66, z(2) = 3.49, p = 0.01) report statistically significant positive effect sizes. Three of eight disciplines reported statistically significant ...


Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study Of Teacher And Student Impacts, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Lei Ye, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary, M. Brooke Robertshaw Mar 2012

Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study Of Teacher And Student Impacts, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Lei Ye, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary, M. Brooke Robertshaw

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Integrating Technology And Problem-Based Learning: A Mixed Methods Study Of Two Teacher Professional Development Designs, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, M. Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Osen, Heather Leary, Lei Ye, Linda Sellers Mar 2012

Integrating Technology And Problem-Based Learning: A Mixed Methods Study Of Two Teacher Professional Development Designs, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, M. Brooke Robertshaw, Jeffrey Osen, Heather Leary, Lei Ye, Linda Sellers

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

This article describes two consecutive enactments of technology-oriented teacher professional development designs, aimed at helping teachers find high-quality online learning resources and use them in designing effective problem-based learning (PBL) activities for their students. To align with current professional development prescriptions, in the first enactment, teachers learned PBL design skills concurrently with technology skills. Following aspects of design-based research, the professional development theory, participant feedback, and results from the first enactment informed the design of the second. In this second enactment, technology skills were separated and presented prior to learning about PBL. Results from a mixed-methods study of impact indicated ...


Experiences In The Field: The Evolution Of A Teacher Technology Professional Development Model, M. Robertshaw, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Heather Leary, Linda Sellers Mar 2012

Experiences In The Field: The Evolution Of A Teacher Technology Professional Development Model, M. Robertshaw, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Heather Leary, Linda Sellers

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

The New Science of Learning: Cognition, Computers and Collaboration in Education deftly explores the multiple relationships found among these critical elements in students’ increasingly complex and multi-paced educational experience. Starting with instructors’ insights into the cognitive effects of digital media—a diverse range of viewpoints with little consensus—this cutting-edge resource acknowledges the double-edged potential inherent in computer-based education and its role in shaping students’ thinking capabilities.


A Study Of Teachers' Use Of Online Learning Resources To Design Classroom Activities, Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, S. Giersch, X. Mao, B. Palmer, D. Johnson, Heather Leary, B. Robertshaw Mar 2012

A Study Of Teachers' Use Of Online Learning Resources To Design Classroom Activities, Mimi Recker, Andrew Walker, S. Giersch, X. Mao, B. Palmer, D. Johnson, Heather Leary, B. Robertshaw

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

While much progress has been made on the technical design and development of digital libraries, much less is known about how and why education digital library content and associated tools can support and enhance the activities of educators in their professional work. This article elaborates a conceptual framework that characterizes teachers' practices when using online learning resources (called 'teaching as design'), and a professional development model aimed at increasing teachers' capacity for designing learning activities in the context of authentic practice. Findings from two workshop implementations showed positive impacts on teachers' knowledge, attitudes, and subsequent behaviours using online learning resources ...


A Collaboration Between Digital And Reference: Solutions For Copyright Clearance And Outreach, Heather Leary Mar 2012

A Collaboration Between Digital And Reference: Solutions For Copyright Clearance And Outreach, Heather Leary

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

Two of the biggest challenges institutional repositories face are outreach and copyright clearance. In this webinar, Heather Leary, previously Scholarly Communications and IR Librarian at Utah State University, explores the use of subject librarians for copyright clearance and outreach and discusses the workflow used at Utah State University's Digital Commons repository. The webinar addresses benefits for the repository and subject librarians, the value and sustainability of such a program, and how further relationships can be built between departments. During her tenure managing the repository at Utah State University, Heather Leary helped launch over 70 SelectedWorks pages, organized an IR ...


Developoing A Review Rubric For Learning Resources In Digital Libraries, Heather Leary, Sarah Giersch, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker Mar 2012

Developoing A Review Rubric For Learning Resources In Digital Libraries, Heather Leary, Sarah Giersch, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

Over the past 10-15 years, educational digital libraries (DLs) have acquired online learning resources of varying levels of granularity (e.g., from images to entire lessons) and of varying sources of authorship (e.g., grant-funded subject matter experts; K12 teachers; graduate students). The challenge is to balance collecting and providing access to online learning resources while maintaining a level of resource quality that distinguishes DLs from internet search engines. In response, many educational DL builders have established review rubrics.