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Professor Robin Danzak Receives Fulbright Junior Research Award, Robin L. Danzak Dec 2013

Professor Robin Danzak Receives Fulbright Junior Research Award, Robin L. Danzak

Robin L. Danzak

No abstract provided.


Professor Dom Pinto Featured In "For Chairs, The Seat's Gotten Hotter": Chronicle Of Higher Education, Domenick Pinto Dec 2013

Professor Dom Pinto Featured In "For Chairs, The Seat's Gotten Hotter": Chronicle Of Higher Education, Domenick Pinto

Domenick Pinto

No abstract provided.


The Tools Of Engagement: Iclicker Use In The Classroom, Christina B. Gunther Dec 2013

The Tools Of Engagement: Iclicker Use In The Classroom, Christina B. Gunther

Christina B. Gunther

No abstract provided.


A Model Taxonomy Of Learning Objectives For The Online Learning Environment, Antoinette P. Bruciati Nov 2013

A Model Taxonomy Of Learning Objectives For The Online Learning Environment, Antoinette P. Bruciati

Education Faculty Publications

Although course content at institutions of higher education is delivered through a variety of ways that include; online, blended, mobile learning, and others, the teaching methodology adopted by many senior faculty members has largely remained unchanged. Traditional teaching methodologies that are based on a cognitivist-oriented approach continue to serve as the foundation for structuring course content and assessing student achievement. Cognitivism includes the subcategories of multiple intelligences, brain-based learning, and learning styles. Through a cognitivist-orientated approach, faculty place greater emphasis on assessing a learner's knowledge, feelings, and creativity. However, in many instances processes such as memory, problem-solving, comprehension, and ...


Getting Our Priorities Straight In Higher Education, John J. Petillo Nov 2013

Getting Our Priorities Straight In Higher Education, John J. Petillo

SHU Faculty Publications

Higher education is not just about the schools. It is about the individuals and what society needs to flourish, prosper and grow.

We’ve entered a new and perilous era when the schools that try to inspire students to a higher calling will be penalized by federal aid distribution. The government’s formula discounts the personal development of the individual and the need for social consciousness.


Michelle Loris Is Connecticut Professor Of The Year, Michelle Loris Nov 2013

Michelle Loris Is Connecticut Professor Of The Year, Michelle Loris

Michelle Loris

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named Sacred Heart University’s Professor Michelle Loris the 2013 Connecticut Professor of the Year. Loris was selected from more than 350 top professors in the United States.


Game Design As Authentic Science: Creating Low-Tech Games That Do Science, Jason Paul Siko, Michael Barbour Nov 2013

Game Design As Authentic Science: Creating Low-Tech Games That Do Science, Jason Paul Siko, Michael Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Many students love everything about video games, so teaching them to use technology to design their own games around content is an assignment that can offer built-in engagement. The problem, however, is that teachers often don’t have the time or expertise to teach computer programming, let alone content and process skills. On top of that, installing game design software can create friction between the teaching staff and technology department.

That’s where Microsoft PowerPoint comes in. Did you know you can help your students create—from scratch or from a template—a video game using PowerPoint?


Moocs And Modern Democracies, Richard L. Pate Nov 2013

Moocs And Modern Democracies, Richard L. Pate

WCBE Faculty Publications

A discussion of the imposition of the interests of the few on the collective through a subtle but effective manner: the eventual, complete development of Massive Open Online Courses. It is this article’s premise that this development together with current marketing efficacy and the present economic goals of modern democracies, is probable to result in a shrinkage of the market place of ideas and, paradoxically, likely to result in a diminution of democracy in the world.


Integrating Interactive Technology To Promote Learner Autonomy: Challenges And Rewards, Marie A. Hulme, Jaya Kannan, María Lizano-Dimare, Pilar Munday Nov 2013

Integrating Interactive Technology To Promote Learner Autonomy: Challenges And Rewards, Marie A. Hulme, Jaya Kannan, María Lizano-Dimare, Pilar Munday

English Faculty Publications

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, students and faculty must understand and harness the power of technology to synthesize, analyze, and communicate ideas and information. A multi-modal, multidisciplinary approach of teaching and learning is critical. This presentation will examine how to best leverage the technological strengths of 21st century learners in an interdisciplinary networked community, utilizing on-line tools such as Twitter and e-portfolios. This will be anchored within a context of a larger discussion of current education theories, including cognitive, social constructivism, and connectivism. Four presenters will address recent research on the impact of technology tools on teaching and ...


Increasing Peer Collaboration In Digital Learning Environments, Antoinette P. Bruciati, Maria Lizano-Dimare Oct 2013

Increasing Peer Collaboration In Digital Learning Environments, Antoinette P. Bruciati, Maria Lizano-Dimare

Education Faculty Publications

Presentation made at the Fall Faculty Institute Sacred Heart University October 15, 2013.


The Professor’S Facebook: Social Networking And Web 2.0 For Academics, Michael K. Barbour Oct 2013

The Professor’S Facebook: Social Networking And Web 2.0 For Academics, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Presentation for the Fall Faculty Institute October 15, 2013, Sacred Heart University. Using sites such as LinkedIn, GoogleScholar, SlideShare, and Academia.edu to promote and access the professor's scholarly work.


What Can We Learn From Moocs?, Robert Mccloud Oct 2013

What Can We Learn From Moocs?, Robert Mccloud

Robert McCloud

Professor Bob McCloud's presentation on MOOCs and digital teaching at Sacred Heart University.


Sacred Heart University Magazine, Fall 2013, Sacred Heart University Oct 2013

Sacred Heart University Magazine, Fall 2013, Sacred Heart University

SHU Magazines

No abstract provided.


Library Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University Oct 2013

Library Newsletter, Volume 9, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University

Library Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Want To Enroll In A Mooc? No Thanks, My Professors Have Their Own Videos, Enda Mcgovern, Arne Baruca Oct 2013

Want To Enroll In A Mooc? No Thanks, My Professors Have Their Own Videos, Enda Mcgovern, Arne Baruca

WCBE Faculty Publications

Purpose: The paper explores how professors, in adopting short digital video lectures as a complementary teaching platform outside the classroom, could better enhance the learning experience for digital natives, i.e. millennial students, in challenging the growth of massive open online courses (MOOC). Specifically, the use of personalized, class-specific, video content made available on YouTube, in which the professor-of-record appears, is examined as a complementary learning platform for students required to read textbook material in preparation for class discussions.

Method / Design and Sample: Students were required to view class-specific digital videos on YouTube and thereafter complete a questionnaire to examine ...


Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday Oct 2013

Twitter In A Spanish Conversation Course (And Maybe In Yours), Pilar Munday

Languages Faculty Publications

Dr. Pilar Munday describes her use of twitter in teaching students Spanish language and culture at Sacred Heart University.


Shusquare To Enhance Teaching And Learning Across Disciplines, Marie Hulme Sep 2013

Shusquare To Enhance Teaching And Learning Across Disciplines, Marie Hulme

Marie Hulme

Sacred Heart University’s SHUsquare website made its official debut on September 10 2013 at a meeting attended by first-year students and faculty in the Fairfield campus’ Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts.

Marie Hulme, and English instructor and director of SHUsquare, which has been described as a “Virtual Public Square,” introduced the new and exciting initiative. She told the audience that SHUsquare is “a social media platform that allows students and faculty to keep conversations going beyond the classroom and a place of intellectual connectivity.”


Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Winners Announced, Amanda Moras Sep 2013

Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Winners Announced, Amanda Moras

Amanda Moras

Richard and Barbara Naclerio began the Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program in support of the work of emerging academic leaders among Sacred Heart University’s faculty. The Naclerios share the University’s vision of cultivating academic excellence through innovative research endeavors.


Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Winners Announced, Geffrey F. Stopper Sep 2013

Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program Winners Announced, Geffrey F. Stopper

Geffrey F. Stopper

Richard and Barbara Naclerio began the Naclerio Faculty Scholars Program in support of the work of emerging academic leaders among Sacred Heart University’s faculty. The Naclerios share the University’s vision of cultivating academic excellence through innovative research endeavors.


50th Anniversary Convocation & Induction Of The Class Of 2017, Sacred Heart University Sep 2013

50th Anniversary Convocation & Induction Of The Class Of 2017, Sacred Heart University

50th Anniversary

Sacred Heart University celebrates the 50th Anniversary Convocation and Induction of the class of 2017 in the William H. Pitt Health and Recreation Center, Wednesday, September 4, 2013.


Doctorate Of Business Administration Announced, Lucjan T. Orlowski Dr. Aug 2013

Doctorate Of Business Administration Announced, Lucjan T. Orlowski Dr.

Lucjan T. Orlowski

Sacred Heart University’s John F. Welch College of Business is planning a doctorate of business administration in finance program (DBA) for fall 2014.


Shu Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Sacred Heart Universary Aug 2013

Shu Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Sacred Heart Universary

50th Anniversary

Sacred Heart University News Story, August 12, 2013.


Indirect Power And The Unification Of Secondary Education In The Empire Of Brazil: 1837-1889, Karl M. Lorenz Aug 2013

Indirect Power And The Unification Of Secondary Education In The Empire Of Brazil: 1837-1889, Karl M. Lorenz

Education Faculty Publications

The paper discusses the efforts of the Ministry of the Empire of Brazil to influence programs of studies in secondary schools that were subject to the exclusive authority of the provincial governments. The Court’s inability to directly affect education in the provinces during the Empire (1822-1889) can be attributed to the Additional Act, which amended the Brazilian constitution in 1834. From the founding of the College Pedro II, a model secondary institution in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, in 1837, to the founding of the Republic in 1889, the Imperial Court proposed a series of successful and unsuccessful ...


Virtual Learning As An Impetus For Educational Change: Charting A Way Forward For Learning In New Zealand, Michael K. Barbour, Derek Wenmoth Aug 2013

Virtual Learning As An Impetus For Educational Change: Charting A Way Forward For Learning In New Zealand, Michael K. Barbour, Derek Wenmoth

Education Faculty Publications

New Zealand has a long history [of] distance education in the schools sector, beginning with The Correspondence School over 90 years ago. Similar to many jurisdictions, as technology has evolved the schools sector has also evolved in how it has used that technology to provide learning opportunities at a distance. Each technology – from the print-based correspondence model to the current Internet-based virtual learning model – has forced educators to re-think how these educational opportunities are structured and delivered. Over the past two years, there have been significant events within the virtual learning community in New Zealand that place it on the ...


Indirect Power And The Unification Of Secondary Education In The Empire Of Brazil: 1837-1889, Karl M. Lorenz Aug 2013

Indirect Power And The Unification Of Secondary Education In The Empire Of Brazil: 1837-1889, Karl M. Lorenz

Karl M Lorenz

The paper discusses the efforts of the Ministry of the Empire of Brazil to influence programs of studies in secondary schools that were subject to the exclusive authority of the provincial governments. The Court’s inability to directly affect education in the provinces during the Empire (1822-1889) can be attributed to the Additional Act, which amended the Brazilian constitution in 1834. From the founding of the College Pedro II, a model secondary institution in the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro, in 1837, to the founding of the Republic in 1889, the Imperial Court proposed a series of successful and unsuccessful ...


The Challenges Of Online Courses For The Instructor, Pearl Jacobs Aug 2013

The Challenges Of Online Courses For The Instructor, Pearl Jacobs

CJ Faculty Publications

Universities across the country are steadily increasing their use of online courses. Society's demand for lifelong learning will encourage the advancement of distance learning. Research tells us that today the average person changes careers every ten years. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that about 10% of workers change jobs every year. These trends suggest a constant need for continuing education and re-education. The online delivery of education is well suited for this. To be effective, however, there are several required components. This paper will review some of these essential components.


Using Rnai In C. Elegans To Demonstrate Gene Knockdown Phenotypes In The Undergraduate Biology Lab Setting, Nicole Roy May 2013

Using Rnai In C. Elegans To Demonstrate Gene Knockdown Phenotypes In The Undergraduate Biology Lab Setting, Nicole Roy

Biology Faculty Publications

RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful technology used to knock down genes in basic research and medicine. In 2006 RNAi technology using Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine and thus students graduating in the biological sciences should have experience with this technology. However, students struggle conceptually with the molecular biology behind the RNAi technology and find the technology difficult to grasp. To this end, we have provided a simple, streamlined and inexpensive RNAi procedure using C. elegans that can be adopted in upper level biology classes. By using an unknown RNAi-producing bacteria, students perform novel ...


Shu Hosts First Literacy Conference, Karen C. Waters Apr 2013

Shu Hosts First Literacy Conference, Karen C. Waters

Karen C. Waters

On April 13 2013 Sacred Heart University’s Farrington College of Education conducted its very first Literacy Conference, including interactive and innovative workshops conducted by this year’s reading certification candidates graduating from the CLSP. The theme of the conference was “Uncommon Teaching in a Common Core World,” embracing the new Common Core State Standards.


Spectrum, Volume 30, Issue 18, Sacred Heart University Apr 2013

Spectrum, Volume 30, Issue 18, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: Theta Rho chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at SHU was officially installed as its 209th chapter --SHU students on new Pope --Avielle Richman’s parents see the foundation named for their daughter as their response to the tragedy in Newtown that has launched advocacy work on many fronts, including school safety and mental illness. The Avielle Foundation says it hopes to remove stigmas for people seeking mental health aid, develop the concept of a “brain health check-up,” and identify behavioral and biochemical diagnostics for detection of people at risk of violent behaviors --Sacred Heart students on the Encounter ...


Catholic Higher Education For The Common Good, Brian Stiltner Apr 2013

Catholic Higher Education For The Common Good, Brian Stiltner

Brian Stiltner

This is a lecture in honor of the Fr. Jonathan DeFelice, president of Saint Anselm College, before his retirement. The lecture addresses the challenges facing Catholic higher education. Part One lays out philosopher Martha Nussbaum's view of the crisis of the humanities. Based in her ideas, Part Two examines four challenges facing Catholic higher education. Part Three gives an account of the Catholic philosophy of higher education for the common good, featuring Jacques Maritain’s educational and political philosophy. The Conclusion revisits the challenges in light of Maritain's, and the author's, Catholic philosophy of education.