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Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Oct 2013

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Andi Damewood

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood Oct 2013

Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood

Andi Damewood

This paper examines self-regulated learning (SRL) as a personality trait; that is, as a relatively enduring, trans-situational, dispositional attribute of individual learners. We first review our rationale for doing so, then present of empirical findings that illuminate the nomological network and construct validity of SRL.


Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson Nov 2012

Libguide To Dissertation And Thesis Resources, Elisabeth Shields, Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson

This guide contains resources on how to prepare dissertations and theses. The guide is intended to help you understand from the start how to build the intellectual base and relationships that will lay the foundation for a successful dissertation or thesis. Sections include writing guides, information on literature reviews, APA style, finding other dissertations and theses, reference management software, and more.


Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett Nov 2012

Chipping Away At The Iceberg: Updating Allen Tough's Interview Schedule To Explore Wrokplace Learning, Becky Smeltzer, Ralph Brockett

Becky C. Smeltzer

This session's objective is to discuss an effort to revise and update Allen Tough's interview schedule to limit its focus to the learning projects that adults complete in the workplace.


Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler Nov 2012

Changing Lives: How Do Community Organizations Facilitate Transformative Learning?, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Andi Damewood, Emily Gray, Mary Ziegler

Becky C. Smeltzer

The objective of this research is to understand what leaders of local organizations mean by the phrase changing people's lives as it occurs in their mission statements or in their materials for public distribution.


Becoming A Successful Technology Manager (Full Day Preconference Seminar), Diane Graves, Eugene Spencer Nov 2012

Becoming A Successful Technology Manager (Full Day Preconference Seminar), Diane Graves, Eugene Spencer

Diane J Graves

Becoming a technology manager means more than "managing technology." As a manager, you now have responsibilities that include managing people, understanding and negotiating institutional policies and politics, and communicating effectively with staff, faculty, and peer managers. You must also know your technology area, keep up with constant changes, and manage it all. Many managers are charged with doing more with less. In short, you job is immensely more complicated than you might have imagined. Designed for new IT managers, this interactive seminar will introduce you to basic management philosophy, give you a context for becoming a successful manager, guide you ...


Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd Sep 2012

Demonstrating Your Library's Value: The Basics Of Library Assessment, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

No abstract provided.


Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan Ariew, Audrey Powers Aug 2012

Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants: How To Begin The Literature Review, Susan Ariew, Audrey Powers

Susan A. Ariew

Offers tips and strategies for efficient, effective use of library resources and services to help new graduate students at USF get started on research and literature reviews in their field.


Citation Patterns In The International Journal Of Self-Directed Learning, 2004-2011, Julia Kirk, Connie Shih, Becky Smeltzer, Lila Holt, Ralph Brockett Feb 2012

Citation Patterns In The International Journal Of Self-Directed Learning, 2004-2011, Julia Kirk, Connie Shih, Becky Smeltzer, Lila Holt, Ralph Brockett

Becky C. Smeltzer

This citation analysis examined the IJSDL to determine which publications and authors have influenced the thinking of contributors to this relatively new periodical. Data analysis and queries were based on previous studies but were expanded on identified trends found in the study. Findings include most frequently cited authors, publications, and other trends like major works and their date and magnitude of citations. Implications of the findings are addressed and charts and tables to further illustrate the findings are also included. It is evident from the study that a few major works and authors dominate the field of self-directed learning and ...


Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood Feb 2012

Self-Regulation Or Self-Direction? An Investigation Of Learner Personality, Jeral Kirwan, Becky Smeltzer, Jeffrey Beard, Andi Damewood

Becky C. Smeltzer

This paper examines self-regulated learning (SRL) as a personality trait; that is, as a relatively enduring, trans-situational, dispositional attribute of individual learners. We first review our rationale for doing so, then present of empirical findings that illuminate the nomological network and construct validity of SRL.


The Early Novels Database And Undergraduate Research: A Case Study, Rachel Buurma, Anna Levine, Richard Li Dec 2011

The Early Novels Database And Undergraduate Research: A Case Study, Rachel Buurma, Anna Levine, Richard Li

Rachel S Buurma

No abstract provided.


Using Library Resources And Technology To Develop Global And Collaborative Workspaces, Sonya Shepherd Dec 2011

Using Library Resources And Technology To Develop Global And Collaborative Workspaces, Sonya Shepherd

Sonya S. Gaither

Information literacy is defined as a "set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information" (ACRL, 2011). Similarly, the "Big6®" consists of (i) defining the task, (ii) defining strategies for seeking information, (iii) locating and accessing information, (iv) knowing how to use the information found, (v) knowing how to synthesize the information found, and (vi) knowing how to evaluate the information found (Eisenberg, 2012). Regardless of whether we are talking about information literacy or the "Big6", there are commonalities in what is being done and taught. Why should K-16 students, instructors, and researchers spend time navigating to find ...


Tenets Of Community Leadership, Becky Smeltzer, Mary Ziegler, Jeral Kirwan Dec 2011

Tenets Of Community Leadership, Becky Smeltzer, Mary Ziegler, Jeral Kirwan

Becky C. Smeltzer

Local community leaders know what is needed in their communities. Interest in multilateral leadership is growing as communities aspire to more local control. This type of leadership employs structures and tools that benefit the collective good. This chapter presents five tenets of leadership that exemplify that focus on local control: transformation, communication, collaboration, planning, and integrity. A case study illustrates how these tenets have been applied in a real-world setting. These tenets are the foundation for a vision of leadership centered in the local community.