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Effective Computer Programming Instruction For Pre-University Albanian Students, Robert Mccloud, Ardiana Sula Dec 2012

Effective Computer Programming Instruction For Pre-University Albanian Students, Robert Mccloud, Ardiana Sula

School of Computer Science & Engineering Faculty Publications

The relationship between pre-university students and technology is frequently overrated. While we receive glowing reports about how young people are knowledgeable about computers, the truth is that their knowledge is typically about computer content and the manipulation of applications. Young students too often treat the actual programming and understanding of computers as a sort of magical mystery.

In this paper we look at a new Albanian initiative to identify and nurture the most talented of our pre-university students. In particular we look at contributions to the goal of making Albanians the most talented programmers in this area of Europe.

The ...


Blended Learning In Anesthesia Education: Current State And Future Model, Jaya Kannan, Viji Kurup Dec 2012

Blended Learning In Anesthesia Education: Current State And Future Model, Jaya Kannan, Viji Kurup

Jandrisevits Faculty Publications

Purpose of review: Educators in anesthesia residency programs across the country are facing a number of challenges as they attempt to integrate blended learning techniques in their curriculum. Compared with the rest of higher education, which has made advances to varying degrees in the adoption of online learning anesthesiology education has been sporadic in the active integration of blended learning. The purpose of this review is to discuss the challenges in anesthesiology education and relevance of the Universal Design for Learning framework in addressing them.

Recent findings: There is a wide chasm between student demand for online education and the ...


Cyber Collaboratory-Based Sustainable Design Education: A Pedagogical Framework, Kyoung-Yun Kim, Karl R. Haapala, Gül E. Okudan Kremer, Michael K. Barbour Dec 2012

Cyber Collaboratory-Based Sustainable Design Education: A Pedagogical Framework, Kyoung-Yun Kim, Karl R. Haapala, Gül E. Okudan Kremer, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Educators from across the educational spectrum are faced with challenges in delivering curricula that address sustainability issues. This article introduces a cyber-based interactive e-learning platform, entitled the Sustainable Product Development Collaboratory, which is focused on addressing this need. This collaboratory aims to educate a wide spectrum of learners in the concepts of sustainable design and manufacturing by demonstrating the effects of product design on supply chain costs and environmental impacts. In this paper, we discuss the overall conceptual framework of this collaboratory along with pedagogical and instructional methodologies related to collaboratory-based sustainable design education. Finally, a sample learning module is ...


Getting Started In The Library: A Sacred Heart University Colloquium On Information Literacy, Amy Jansen Oct 2012

Getting Started In The Library: A Sacred Heart University Colloquium On Information Literacy, Amy Jansen

Library Publications

Presentation by Amy Jansen, Business & Web Experience Librarian at the Ryan Matura Library of Sacred Heart University, for students, covering the basics of college undergraduate research.


Library Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University Oct 2012

Library Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University

Library Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Instructor Use Of Tablet Pcs In A College Pre-Calculus Course: Implementation & Assessment, Julianna Connelly Stockton, Peter Gregory Oct 2012

Instructor Use Of Tablet Pcs In A College Pre-Calculus Course: Implementation & Assessment, Julianna Connelly Stockton, Peter Gregory

Mathematics Faculty Publications

A group of six math instructors used tablet PCs to teach their individual sections of a high enrollment gateway Pre-Calculus course in a diverse urban four-year college. Student performance in the experimental sections were compared to those in 31 other sections in terms of student retention, pass rates, and score on the department-wide standardized final exam. Student performance was higher in Tablet PC sections across all three measures, although in some cases the improvement was not substantial enough to improve students’ overall course grades. Surveys of students and faculty in classes using a Tablet PC reflected overall positive impressions of ...


Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5 Changes To The Autism Diagnostic Criteria: A Critical Moment For Occupational Therapists, Heather Miller-Kuhaneck, Rondalyn Varney Whitney Oct 2012

Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5 Changes To The Autism Diagnostic Criteria: A Critical Moment For Occupational Therapists, Heather Miller-Kuhaneck, Rondalyn Varney Whitney

Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications

The new definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is expected to appear in May 2013 in the finalized Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) -5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2012). The current DSM-IV criteria uses Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) as the umbrella term for autism, a classification that many professionals believe has been outdated for several years. ASD will be the new name for the category that includes “autistic disorder (autism), Asperger’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified” (APA, 2012). It will also serve to better differentiate autism spectrum disorder from typical development as well as from ...


State Of The Nation: K-12 Online Learning In Canada, Michael K. Barbour Oct 2012

State Of The Nation: K-12 Online Learning In Canada, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

This is the 5th edition of the State of the Nation: K–12 Online Learning in Canada report. The purpose of this annual investigation is to describe the policies and regulations that govern K–12 distance education in each of the thirteen Canadian provinces and territories. The study is also designed to survey the level of K–12 distance education activity across the country.


Two Sides Of The Megalopolis: Educating For Sustainable Citizenship, Alexander Pope, Timothy Patterson Oct 2012

Two Sides Of The Megalopolis: Educating For Sustainable Citizenship, Alexander Pope, Timothy Patterson

Education Faculty Publications

Despite widespread focus on literacy and math at the expense of other subjects, citizenship and environmental education have an important role in American public education. Citizenship and environmental education are broadly tasked with helping students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to shepherd the body politic and natural world, respectively, into the future. For educators and administrators concerned with instructional efficiency, educational farm visits offer one means of pairing these two approaches into a unified learning experience. This paper presents findings from a qualitative case study analysis of two such programs, incorporating interviews with and observations of visiting students ...


Shu Prof Receives $1.8m Grant From Albania, Robert Mccloud Sep 2012

Shu Prof Receives $1.8m Grant From Albania, Robert Mccloud

Robert McCloud

No abstract provided.


Teaching And Advising A New Generation Of Accounting Students, Stephen Scarpati, Patricia Johnson Aug 2012

Teaching And Advising A New Generation Of Accounting Students, Stephen Scarpati, Patricia Johnson

WCBT Faculty Publications

A glimpse into the NYSSCPA’s 2012 Higher Education Conference.

Collaboration among practitioners and educators provides students with a bridge to the profession, and taking the opportunity to learn from each other helps ensure that students receive a relevant education that meets the needs of their future employers. For those in attendance, the NYSSCPA’s 2012 Higher Education Conference provided information that can be applied in the classroom to improve accounting education. In addition, professors gained updated insight and knowledge that will help them better advise a new generation of accounting students as they embark on the path to becoming ...


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 ...


Commencement 2012, Sacred Heart University May 2012

Commencement 2012, Sacred Heart University

Commencement Programs

Program for the Graduate and Undergraduate ceremonies held May 12-13 2012.


The Life Of Faith And The Life Of The Mind: An Ambiguous And Nurturing Space For Students, Michael W. Higgins Apr 2012

The Life Of Faith And The Life Of The Mind: An Ambiguous And Nurturing Space For Students, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

Opening address by Michael W. Higgins for the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts Network Exchange conference titled "Integrating A Faith-based Education for the 21st Century: Challenges and Responses" and hosted by Sacred Heart University April 15-18, 2012


Teaching About Global Debt In Social Studies Classrooms, Anand Marri, Timothy Patterson, Scott Wylie Apr 2012

Teaching About Global Debt In Social Studies Classrooms, Anand Marri, Timothy Patterson, Scott Wylie

Education Faculty Publications

The article offers guidelines in teaching high school students about global debt in their social studies class in the U.S. It outlines various ways on how to infuse discussions about global debt into social studies classrooms which include connecting the topic of global debt on a student's personal finance, providing of instructional materials, and focusing on public policy dilemmas. The author suggests teaching students about global debt through student-centered pedagogy.


Library Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 1, Sacred Heart University Apr 2012

Library Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 1, Sacred Heart University

Library Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Teacher Evaluation Systems And Multi-Cultural Commonalities And Challenges: England, Mexico, Portugal, Finland, Ireland, And Turkey, Jacqueline P. Kelleher, Sandra Kase Apr 2012

Teacher Evaluation Systems And Multi-Cultural Commonalities And Challenges: England, Mexico, Portugal, Finland, Ireland, And Turkey, Jacqueline P. Kelleher, Sandra Kase

Education Faculty Publications

Our hope is that policymakers, educators, and concerned citizens will focus on teacher evaluation (in the United States) as a way to ensure high quality teaching and to promote both professional development and reflective self assessment. We advocate for credible tools and appropriate preparation of evaluators conducting the assessment of teachers and school-based staff. Further, we argue for time - time allocation for school leaders to observe and evaluate in meaningful ways, followed by targeted, rich dialogue about practice and professional growth. District level policies will need to be developed and 17 implemented to ensure this exchange can occur right and ...


Teachers’ Perceptions Of Ipads In The Classroom, Michael K. Barbour Apr 2012

Teachers’ Perceptions Of Ipads In The Classroom, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Today, iPads and other tablet devices have become the next great device to have a purported impact on classroom teaching. The 2010-11 MACUL Grant I was awarded was designed to purchase one iPad and one iPod Touch (along with several accessories for both devices), and supplement that number with a loan of an additional four iPads and accessories from the College of Education at Wayne State University, to develop an iterative professional development for a small group of high school science teachers on using the iPad as a tool for technology integration.


“Everybody Is Their Own Island”: Teacher Disconnection In A Virtual School, Abigail Hawkins, Charles R. Graham, Michael K. Barbour Apr 2012

“Everybody Is Their Own Island”: Teacher Disconnection In A Virtual School, Abigail Hawkins, Charles R. Graham, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Virtual schooling is a recent phenomenon in K-12 online learning. As such, the roles of the online teachers are emerging and differ from those of the traditional classroom teacher. Using qualitative interviews of eight virtual high school teachers, this study explored teachers’ perceptions of their online teaching role. Teachers expressed a sense of disconnection from their students, the profession, and their peers as a result of limited interactions due to significant institutional barriers. Researchers discuss the implications of this disconnection as well as future avenues for research.


It's Not That Tough: Students Speak About Their Online Learning Experiences, Michael Barbour, Angelene Mclaren, Lin Zhang Apr 2012

It's Not That Tough: Students Speak About Their Online Learning Experiences, Michael Barbour, Angelene Mclaren, Lin Zhang

Education Faculty Publications

K-12 online learning is growing in Canada and elsewhere in the world. However, the vast majority of literature is focused on practitioners and not on systematic inquiry. Even the limited published research has largely excluded the perspectives of students engaged in virtual schooling. This study examines secondary student perceptions of components of virtual schooling that were beneficial and challenging. Students largely enjoyed their virtual school courses and found the synchronous classes, the technology, and the ability to control their own learning as positive aspects of their experience. Students also found the lack of a sense of community, working during their ...


Tracing International Differences In Online Learning Development: An Examination Of Government Policies In New Zealand, Allison Powell, Michael K. Barbour Mar 2012

Tracing International Differences In Online Learning Development: An Examination Of Government Policies In New Zealand, Allison Powell, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

In this article, we briefly define and operationalise the term e-learning as online learning. Then we provide a lengthy discussion of a series of reports from New Zealand that set an ambitious goal for developing secondary online learning. The examples and the policies pursued by New Zealand provide interesting models of how to develop primary and secondary online learning.


Virtual Learning In New Zealand: Achieving Maturity, Michael K. Barbour, Derek Wenmoth, Niki Davis Mar 2012

Virtual Learning In New Zealand: Achieving Maturity, Michael K. Barbour, Derek Wenmoth, Niki Davis

Education Faculty Publications

This proposal describes a study into the development of virtual learning in New Zealand, specifically the obstacles that e-learning clusters face or have faced in their journey to sustainability and maturity through the lens of the Learning Communities Online Handbook. Using a variety of data collection methods, the researchers identified three common barriers, including a lack of a coherent vision, difficulty in securing the necessary funding and resources, and a lack of collaboration and cooperation within and between clusters. Based on these findings, it is recommended that individual e-learning clusters develop specific strategies to encourage greater collaboration between clusters and ...


Review Of Overcoming The Governance Challenge In K-12 Online Learning, Michael K. Barbour Mar 2012

Review Of Overcoming The Governance Challenge In K-12 Online Learning, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Review by Michael K. Barbour.

Chubb, John E. Overcoming the Governance Challenge in K-12 Online Learning. Washington, DC: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2012.

This fifth and final paper in the Fordham Institute’s series examining digital learning policy is Overcoming the Governance Challenge in K-12 Online Learning. The purpose of this report is to outline the steps required to move the governance of K-12 online learning from the local district level to the less restrictive state level and to create a free market for corporate innovation in K-12 online learning. Unfortunately, the report is based on an unsupported premise that ...


Spectrum, Volume 28, Issue 12, Sacred Heart University Jan 2012

Spectrum, Volume 28, Issue 12, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: In a new partnership Sacred Heart and Notre Dame will work together to enhance the high school’s athletic fields and bring wireless technology to its classrooms. Sacred Heart sports teams will have scheduled time to use the updated fields, which will include a regulation soccer field --Despite playing outdoor home games at a relatively new Campus Field (opened in 1997) and indoor home games at the William H. Pitt Center (also opened in 1997) --Pioneers rank at the very bottom in attendance for the major sports in the Northeast Conference --Dr. Linda Strong has recently been declared ...


Reflections (2012 Issue), College Of Health Professions Jan 2012

Reflections (2012 Issue), College Of Health Professions

College of Health Professions Newsletters & Magazines

The College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University and Dean Patricia Walker announce new programs and enhancements to existing programs and facilities, as well as alumni, faculty, and student news and achievements.


Prologue 2012, Sacred Heart University Jan 2012

Prologue 2012, Sacred Heart University

Prologue (Yearbook)

No abstract provided.


Transformative Preparation And Professional Development: Authentic Reflective Practice For School Leadership, Joseph A. Polizzi Ph.D, William Frick Ph.D Jan 2012

Transformative Preparation And Professional Development: Authentic Reflective Practice For School Leadership, Joseph A. Polizzi Ph.D, William Frick Ph.D

Joseph A Polizzi Ph.D

In this conceptual paper, Western scholarship from both within and beyond the field is reviewed, and theory is provided to support practical authentic pedagogical applications useful in the development of school leaders. A transformative professional learning experience fosters reflective practice and processes that elaborate and clarify core professional ideas, experiences, and questions within the personal and professional contexts of school leadership. This article offers conceptualizations of reflective practice alternatives that can further inform school administrators and enable them to meet the demands of increasingly challenging work within the public schools.


Senior Honors Presentations Abstracts 2012, Thomas More Honors Program Jan 2012

Senior Honors Presentations Abstracts 2012, Thomas More Honors Program

Senior Honors Projects

Foreword: The Thomas More Honors Program is extremely proud to showcase our graduating students’ talents through the abstracts on the following pages. The projects represented therein are the fruits of many hours of dedicated work on a capstone project or senior thesis required for the Honors minor. Some of our students have already presented their work at regional conferences, but most of them will be presenting their work in various forums here at Sacred Heart. We invite you to celebrate our students’ achievements personally by attending their presentations in the coming days. The abstracts are presented in alphabetical format, and ...


Mission And Catholic Identity [Booklet], Office Of Mission And Catholic Identity Jan 2012

Mission And Catholic Identity [Booklet], Office Of Mission And Catholic Identity

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

‌The Office of Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University has as its primary purpose the articulation, promotion and transmission of the Catholic Intellectual and Spiritual Tradition.


The History Of Inequality In Education, Amity L. Noltemeyer, Julie Mujic, Caven S. Mcloughlin Jan 2012

The History Of Inequality In Education, Amity L. Noltemeyer, Julie Mujic, Caven S. Mcloughlin

History Faculty Publications

The purpose of this chapter is to consider a sampling of the critical events that demonstrate this history of inequity, with the understanding that they have contributed to the current status of American schools. To this end, we will explore relevant events related to the education of individuals of different racial, gender, language, and disability backgrounds. We do not intend to provide an exhaustive overview of the history of American education, nor will we provide a detailed account of the history of equity in the broader society outside of the educational sector. Rather, we will provide a cursory glimpse at ...