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Academic Group Work: Perceptions Of Faculty And Students, Joanne P. Labeouf, John C. Griffith, Donna L. Roberts May 2016

Academic Group Work: Perceptions Of Faculty And Students, Joanne P. Labeouf, John C. Griffith, Donna L. Roberts

Donna L. Roberts

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University researchers analyzed 811 (118 faculty and 693 student) comments from open response areas of a survey to determine the perception of faculty regarding group work in the academic setting. The biggest issue noted by both groups was allocation of grades for group members. Students perceived that all students received the same grade in a group project, regardless of effort. Most faculty did not share that perception, but noted difficulties in assigning group grades as well. Faculty and students described difficulties encountered by students when working on group projects in online or distance learning settings due to limited ...


Hispanic Preservice Teachers’ Peer Evaluations Of Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development: A Self-Referenced Comparison Between Monolingual Generalists And Bilingual Generalists, Song An, Daniel Tillman, Meilan Zhang, William H. Robertson, Josefina Tinajero Dec 2015

Hispanic Preservice Teachers’ Peer Evaluations Of Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development: A Self-Referenced Comparison Between Monolingual Generalists And Bilingual Generalists, Song An, Daniel Tillman, Meilan Zhang, William H. Robertson, Josefina Tinajero

William H. Robertson

This study investigated preservice teachers from two teacher education programs,
elementary generalists and bilingual generalists (who will teach all subjects in both
English and Spanish), about their instructional design abilities via examination of
their ability to integrate interdisciplinary-themed activities into mathematics lessons.
The findings illustrate the value provided by differentiating teacher preparation for
preservice bilingual teachers—especially for challenging STEM-related (science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects such as mathematics—based on
their distinctive pedagogical, cognitive, and linguistic requirements.


Pre/Post Comparison Of Medical Students' Self-Reported Competence Ratings For Content And Skill Areas Included In An End Of Third Year Assessment, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, Wendy L. Gammon, Michele P. Pugnaire, Michele M. Carlin, Urip Purwono, Susan V. Barrett, Laura A. Sefton Dec 2015

Pre/Post Comparison Of Medical Students' Self-Reported Competence Ratings For Content And Skill Areas Included In An End Of Third Year Assessment, Mary L. Zanetti, Eric J. Alper, Wendy L. Gammon, Michele P. Pugnaire, Michele M. Carlin, Urip Purwono, Susan V. Barrett, Laura A. Sefton

Mary L. Zanetti

The End of Third Year Assessment (EOTYA) evaluates medical students using multiple objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) and offers comprehensive feedback to students on their content knowledge and skills. This study measures the change in students' perceived level of competence before and after completing the EOTYA. Presented at the AAMC (Association of American Colleges) Annual Meeting, RIME (Research in Medical Education) Program, November 2004.


A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: Contributing To The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish Dec 2015

A Peer Review Model For The Altc Exchange: Contributing To The Landscape Of Shared Learning And Teaching Resources, Robyn Philip, Geraldine Lefoe, Meg O'Reilly, Dominique Parrish

Geraldine Lefoe

The ALTC Exchange (formerly the Carrick Exchange), is a national repository and networking service for Australian higher education. The Exchange was designed to provide access to a repository of shared learning and teaching resources, work spaces for team members engaged in collaborative projects, and communication and networking services. The Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) established the Exchange for those who teach, manage and lead learning and teaching in higher education. As part of the research conducted to inform the development of the Exchange, models for peer review of educational resources were evaluated. For this, a design-based research approach was ...


Staff In Australia’S Schools 2013: Main Report On The Survey, Phillip Mckenzie, Paul R. Weldon, Glenn Rowley, Martin Murphy, Julie Mcmillan Dec 2015

Staff In Australia’S Schools 2013: Main Report On The Survey, Phillip Mckenzie, Paul R. Weldon, Glenn Rowley, Martin Murphy, Julie Mcmillan

Dr Glenn Rowley (retired)

This report provides an overview of the results obtained from the Staff in Australia’s Schools (SiAS) 2013 survey commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Education and conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The work was supported by an Advisory Committee of government and non-government school authorities and other stakeholder groups. The survey was intended to provide a detailed picture of the Australian teacher workforce, and to gather information to assist in future planning of the workforce. It was also designed to provide comparative and updated data following on from the previous SiAS surveys conducted in ...


Revised Plan For Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research At Kenyon College, Kerry Rouhier, Dan Hartnett, Jan Kmetko, Joe Murphy Dec 2015

Revised Plan For Institutionalizing Undergraduate Research At Kenyon College, Kerry Rouhier, Dan Hartnett, Jan Kmetko, Joe Murphy

Jan Kmetko

No abstract provided.


The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush Dec 2015

The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush

Sharon E. Rush

Some books included in the canon of American literature no longer belong there, because they presently lack normative approval. Adapting concepts found in constitutional law, an anticanon of American literature functions the way the anticanon of constitutional law would operate and explicitly removes books from the canon. In law, the anticanon identifies outdated interpretations of the constitution. In education, it is time to consider removing from the canon and placing in an anticanon books that are inconsistent with multicultural education. One such book is Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, which is part of the canon of American literature and viewed ...


The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush Dec 2015

The Anticanonical Lesson Of Huckleberry Finn, Sharon E. Rush

Sharon E. Rush

Some books included in the canon of American literature no longer belong there, because they presently lack normative approval. Adapting concepts found in constitutional law, an anticanon of American literature functions the way the anticanon of constitutional law would operate and explicitly removes books from the canon. In law, the anticanon identifies outdated interpretations of the constitution. In education, it is time to consider removing from the canon and placing in an anticanon books that are inconsistent with multicultural education. One such book is Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, which is part of the canon of American literature and viewed ...


Expanded School-Based Health: The Mental Health And School Connection, Dr. Jill D. Duba Dec 2015

Expanded School-Based Health: The Mental Health And School Connection, Dr. Jill D. Duba

Dr. Jill Denise Duba

Research suggests that expanded school-based mental health (ESMH) programs can offer benefits and hope for children and their families. Such programs are part of a national progressive movement involving collaborative relationships between schools and community mental health agencies. The purpose of this article is to highlight the constructs and details of ESMH programs, as well as counselor training possibilities.


Pathways To Teaching: A Curriculum Innovation Enhancing Recognition Of Students’ Career Aspirations And Expectations: Redesigning Curriculum To Acknowledge Diversity, Tess Boyle, Renata Phelps Dec 2015

Pathways To Teaching: A Curriculum Innovation Enhancing Recognition Of Students’ Career Aspirations And Expectations: Redesigning Curriculum To Acknowledge Diversity, Tess Boyle, Renata Phelps

Dr Renata Phelps

Teacher education courses have traditionally focused on preparing students for a career of full-time permanent employment. While this is in some ways a necessary assumption, it also overlooks the employment realities of many future graduates who do not move into such positions. Though teacher accreditation processes in Australia have, to some degree, acknowledged the need for alternative pathways into the profession for those who do not find themselves with full time appointments, more can be done within teacher education to prepare students for alternative careers in the profession. The paper suggests that better understanding the career aspirations and expectations of ...


Pathways To Teaching: A Curriculum Innovation Enhancing Recognition Of Students’ Career Aspirations And Expectations: Redesigning Curriculum To Acknowledge Diversity, Tess Boyle, Renata Phelps Dec 2015

Pathways To Teaching: A Curriculum Innovation Enhancing Recognition Of Students’ Career Aspirations And Expectations: Redesigning Curriculum To Acknowledge Diversity, Tess Boyle, Renata Phelps

Dr Renata Phelps

Teacher education courses have traditionally focused on preparing students for a career of full-time permanent employment. While this is in some ways a necessary assumption, it also overlooks the employment realities of many future graduates who do not move into such positions. Though teacher accreditation processes in Australia have, to some degree, acknowledged the need for alternative pathways into the profession for those who do not find themselves with full time appointments, more can be done within teacher education to prepare students for alternative careers in the profession. The paper suggests that better understanding the career aspirations and expectations of ...


Measuring The Reader Self-Perceptions Of Adolescents: Introducing The Rsps2, Bill Henk, Barbara A. Marinak, Steven A. Melnick Dec 2015

Measuring The Reader Self-Perceptions Of Adolescents: Introducing The Rsps2, Bill Henk, Barbara A. Marinak, Steven A. Melnick

William A. Henk

This paper introduces a new affective instrument for assessing the reader self-perceptions of students in grades seven through ten. The Reader Self-Perception Scale 2 (RSPS2) builds upon its predecessor, the RSPS, a tool that measures the reading efficacy beliefs of children in grades four through six. New items were created for the RSPS2 to reflect differences in the expectations for adolescent reading. The instrument was piloted on 488 students, revised, and then validates with an additional 2,542 students in the target grades. Factor analytic procedures revealed four factors emerging on the RSPS2. Items for Progress, Observational Comparison, Social Feedback ...


Measuring The Reader Self-Perceptions Of Adolescents: Introducing The Rsps2, Bill Henk, Barbara A. Marinak, Steven A. Melnick Dec 2015

Measuring The Reader Self-Perceptions Of Adolescents: Introducing The Rsps2, Bill Henk, Barbara A. Marinak, Steven A. Melnick

William A. Henk

This paper introduces a new affective instrument for assessing the reader self-perceptions of students in grades seven through ten. The Reader Self-Perception Scale 2 (RSPS2) builds upon its predecessor, the RSPS, a tool that measures the reading efficacy beliefs of children in grades four through six. New items were created for the RSPS2 to reflect differences in the expectations for adolescent reading. The instrument was piloted on 488 students, revised, and then validates with an additional 2,542 students in the target grades. Factor analytic procedures revealed four factors emerging on the RSPS2. Items for Progress, Observational Comparison, Social Feedback ...


Research Priorities In Mobile Learning: An International Delphi Study, Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching, Chareen Snelson Dec 2015

Research Priorities In Mobile Learning: An International Delphi Study, Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching, Chareen Snelson

Chareen L. Snelson

Along with advancing mobile technologies and proliferating mobile devices and applications, mobile learning research has gained great momentum in recent years. While there have been review articles summarizing past research, studies identifying mobile learning research priorities based on experts’ latest insights have been lacking. This study employed the Delphi method to obtain a consensus from experts about areas that are most in need of research in mobile learning. An international expert panel participated in a three-round Delphi process involving two cycles of online questionnaires and feedback reports. Participants responded to the question, “What should be the research priorities for the ...


Research Priorities In Mobile Learning: An International Delphi Study, Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching, Chareen Snelson Dec 2015

Research Priorities In Mobile Learning: An International Delphi Study, Yu-Chang Hsu, Yu-Hui Ching, Chareen Snelson

Chareen L. Snelson

Along with advancing mobile technologies and proliferating mobile devices and applications, mobile learning research has gained great momentum in recent years. While there have been review articles summarizing past research, studies identifying mobile learning research priorities based on experts’ latest insights have been lacking. This study employed the Delphi method to obtain a consensus from experts about areas that are most in need of research in mobile learning. An international expert panel participated in a three-round Delphi process involving two cycles of online questionnaires and feedback reports. Participants responded to the question, “What should be the research priorities for the ...


Use Of Wikis In Second/Foreign Language Classes: A Literature Review, Mimi Li Dec 2015

Use Of Wikis In Second/Foreign Language Classes: A Literature Review, Mimi Li

Mimi Li

Wikis, as emerging Web 2.0 tools, have been increasingly implemented in language classrooms. To explore the current state of research and inform future studies, this article reviews the past research on the use of wikis in second/foreign language classes. Using Google Scholar and the ERIC database, the researcher examines twenty-one empirical studies published in fourteen peer-reviewed journals from 2008 to 2011. Specifically, the researcher takes a holistic review of this body of literature, including theoretical frameworks, research goals, contexts and participants, tasks and wiki applications, and research methods and instruments. The researcher identifies four main research themes investigated ...


Report On The Collaborative Research Initiative: Investigation Of The Effect Of A Metacognitive And Reflective Approach To The Professional Development Of Teachers In Information And Communication Technology (Ict), Anne Graham, Renata Phelps Dec 2015

Report On The Collaborative Research Initiative: Investigation Of The Effect Of A Metacognitive And Reflective Approach To The Professional Development Of Teachers In Information And Communication Technology (Ict), Anne Graham, Renata Phelps

Dr Renata Phelps

ICT professional development is currently a major priority at local, state and national level. It has become a particular imperative for secondary teachers given the full implementation of state-wide computer skills assessments for all Year 10 students in 2004. The metacognitive and reflective approach to professional development that forms the basis of this report is a response to the limitations of directive approaches to ICT learning within a context of rapid technological change. It challenges often employed competency-based approaches, instead proposing a capability-based approach which strives to develop lifelong computer learning strategies. The metacognitive and reflective approach focuses on teachers ...


Report On The Collaborative Research Initiative: Investigation Of The Effect Of A Metacognitive And Reflective Approach To The Professional Development Of Teachers In Information And Communication Technology (Ict), Anne Graham, Renata Phelps Dec 2015

Report On The Collaborative Research Initiative: Investigation Of The Effect Of A Metacognitive And Reflective Approach To The Professional Development Of Teachers In Information And Communication Technology (Ict), Anne Graham, Renata Phelps

Dr Renata Phelps

ICT professional development is currently a major priority at local, state and national level. It has become a particular imperative for secondary teachers given the full implementation of state-wide computer skills assessments for all Year 10 students in 2004. The metacognitive and reflective approach to professional development that forms the basis of this report is a response to the limitations of directive approaches to ICT learning within a context of rapid technological change. It challenges often employed competency-based approaches, instead proposing a capability-based approach which strives to develop lifelong computer learning strategies. The metacognitive and reflective approach focuses on teachers ...


Redesigning Web-Based Courses For Nurse Educators. Fully Online? Hybrid?, Elaine Barber Parker, Maureen E. Wassef, Judith Abbate Dec 2015

Redesigning Web-Based Courses For Nurse Educators. Fully Online? Hybrid?, Elaine Barber Parker, Maureen E. Wassef, Judith Abbate

Elaine Parker

Background: Schools of nursing are experiencing faculty shortages which limit student admissions. The additional time and effort needed to gain competency as an academic nurse educator is one reason for this shortage. Nurse educator web-based courses offer increased flexibility in time management as well as reduced commuting time, however not all nurses embrace the online learning environment. Aim: Expand access to two web-based nurse educator courses at the University of Massachusetts Worcester by offering nurses the choice, within a single course, of completing either a hybrid or fully online course. N620: Teaching and Curriculum DevelopmentN623: Identifying and Measuring Outcomes Research ...


Redesigning Web-Based Courses For Nurse Educators. Fully Online? Hybrid?, Elaine Barber Parker, Maureen E. Wassef, Judith Abbate Dec 2015

Redesigning Web-Based Courses For Nurse Educators. Fully Online? Hybrid?, Elaine Barber Parker, Maureen E. Wassef, Judith Abbate

Elaine Parker

Background:
Schools of nursing are experiencing faculty shortages which limit student admissions. The additional time and effort needed to gain competency as an academic nurse educator is one reason for this shortage. Nurse educator web-based courses offer increased flexibility in time management as well as reduced commuting time, however not all nurses embrace the online learning environment.

Aim:
Expand access to two web-based nurse educator courses at the University of Massachusetts Worcester by offering nurses the choice, within a single course, of completing either a hybrid or fully online course.

N620: Teaching and Curriculum Development
N623: Identifying and Measuring Outcomes ...


Choosing A Bt Transgenic Corn Hybrid, R. J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt, J. F. Witkowski, Blair Siegfried, John E. Foster Dec 2015

Choosing A Bt Transgenic Corn Hybrid, R. J. Wright, Thomas E. Hunt, J. F. Witkowski, Blair Siegfried, John E. Foster

John E. Foster

Describes traits of various Bt corn hybrids and factors to consider when selecting and using these hybrids.


1,000 Days, Thomas White Dec 2015

1,000 Days, Thomas White

Thomas White, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Institutional Repository Task Force Report, Connie Foster, Rose Davis, Jack Montgomery, Nelda Sims Dec 2015

Institutional Repository Task Force Report, Connie Foster, Rose Davis, Jack Montgomery, Nelda Sims

Jack G. Montgomery Jr.

A report of the University Libraries Institutional Repository Task Force, Western Kentucky University, with considerations and recommendations to the dean of University Libraries for launching a digital research repository that captures the scholarly and creative output of the University's faculty, staff, and students, who have faculty sponsors.


Teaching Gerontology In Counselor Education, Fred Stickle, Dr. Jill D. Duba Dec 2015

Teaching Gerontology In Counselor Education, Fred Stickle, Dr. Jill D. Duba

Dr. Jill Denise Duba

Mental health needs of older persons are projected to grow significantly over the course of the next years. Consequently, the need for training counselors to work with the aging population is presented. Addressed are 4 curriculum models, as well as areas of training related to geriatric counseling, that can be incorporated into counselor training programs. Finally, specific suggestions and procedures for counseling the elderly are included.


Teaching Gerontology In Counselor Education, Fred Stickle, Dr. Jill D. Duba Dec 2015

Teaching Gerontology In Counselor Education, Fred Stickle, Dr. Jill D. Duba

Dr. Jill Denise Duba

Mental health needs of older persons are projected to grow significantly over the course of the next years. Consequently, the need for training counselors to work with the aging population is presented. Addressed are 4 curriculum models, as well as areas of training related to geriatric counseling, that can be incorporated into counselor training programs. Finally, specific suggestions and procedures for counseling the elderly are included.


Migration And Housing Price Effects Of Place-Based College Scholarships, Timothy J. Bartik, Nathan Sotherland Dec 2015

Migration And Housing Price Effects Of Place-Based College Scholarships, Timothy J. Bartik, Nathan Sotherland

Timothy J. Bartik

Place-based college scholarships, such as the Kalamazoo Promise, provide students who live in a particular place, and/or who attend a particular school district, with generous college scholarships. An important potential benefit from such “Promise programs” is their short-term effects on local economic development. Generous Promise scholarships provide an incentive for families to locate in a particular place, which may change migration patterns, and potentially boost local employment and housing prices. Using data from the American Community Survey, this paper estimates the average effects of eight relatively generous Promise programs on migration rates and housing prices in their local labor ...


Academic Advising Structures That Support First-Year Student Success And Retention, Brett Leland Mcfarlane Dec 2015

Academic Advising Structures That Support First-Year Student Success And Retention, Brett Leland Mcfarlane

Brett McFarlane

Academic advising has been touted as a key to student success and retention. Today's academic advising delivery models vary considerably and little is known about the efficiency and effectiveness of these models. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between how academic advising is delivered to first-year students at a four-year public, high research activity university located on the west coast and the students' satisfaction with advising, advising learning outcomes, and retention. In the study, responses of 628 first-year students to a survey which asked them about their attitudes toward and experiences with ...


The Cartographic Network: Re-Imagining University Learning Environments Through The Methodology Of Immersive Cartography, David Rousell Dec 2015

The Cartographic Network: Re-Imagining University Learning Environments Through The Methodology Of Immersive Cartography, David Rousell

David Rousell

This paper presents a discussion of the methodology, theory and key findings from an arts-based inquiry into academic learning environments entitled Cubic Reflections. The Cubic Reflections project involved a series of twelve site-specific cubes that were installed within the outdoor environments of a university campus in regional Australia. The cubes were designed to form a network of objects that reflected the aesthetic and ecological dimensions of the university’s learning environments. Students and staff were invited to both activate and build on this network by mapping and reflecting on their own movements within and between the twelve installations. This paper ...


Comments Of The University Of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarly Communication Department, Re: Docket Iid Ed-2015-Os-0105 Open Licensing Requirement For Direct Grant Programs, Marilyn Billings, Laura Quilter, Charlotte Roh, Jeremy L. Smith Dec 2015

Comments Of The University Of Massachusetts Amherst Scholarly Communication Department, Re: Docket Iid Ed-2015-Os-0105 Open Licensing Requirement For Direct Grant Programs, Marilyn Billings, Laura Quilter, Charlotte Roh, Jeremy L. Smith

Laura Quilter

We write in support of the Secretary’s proposal to require that “all Department grantees awarded direct competitive grant funds openly license to the public all copyrightable intellectual property created with Department grant funds.”  Unfortunately, the commercial evolution of the scholarly journal market has not fully exploited the possibilities of open access content. Scholarly publishers still use bargaining leverage on publication to exert monopoly control over federally- funded publications, rather than, for instance, building services on and around open content. This has hampered the development of the market for these resources, and consequently, even works that are technically publicly available ...


The Party’S Over: Sustaining Support Programs When The Funding Is Done, John Gardner, Pat Pyke, Cheryl Schrader, Janet M. Callahan, Amy Moll Dec 2015

The Party’S Over: Sustaining Support Programs When The Funding Is Done, John Gardner, Pat Pyke, Cheryl Schrader, Janet M. Callahan, Amy Moll

John Gardner

In the lifecycle of an engineering education grant, the phase where best practices are sustained and disseminated is perhaps the most crucial stage for maximizing impact. Yet this transition phase often receives the least attention as project team enthusiasm can wane, while funding tapers off, and faculty priorities are pulled in other directions. There are numerous obstacles associated with sustaining program changes, even those perceived as very valuable. Typical challenges are: What happens when the funding runs out? What grant-developed programs should be sustained by the university? Does the institution need to internally allocate resources in an annual budget large ...