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Using Technology To Facilitate Faculty Evaluation, Theresa Glenn, Rise' Lara Mar 2019

Using Technology To Facilitate Faculty Evaluation, Theresa Glenn, Rise' Lara

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Are you tired of carrying a dozen or more 3-ring binders around to evaluate your faculty’s portfolios? Well say no more to the traditional faculty portfolio and go paperless. With the advent of Google sites, one department has streamlined the portfolio process with each faculty member having their own portfolio Google site.


Computers’ Impact On Students’ Writing Skills, Alisa Sadiku, Ardian Krasniqi Oct 2018

Computers’ Impact On Students’ Writing Skills, Alisa Sadiku, Ardian Krasniqi

UBT International Conference

Nowadays, technology has become one of the most dominant factors that assist second language learning and teaching process. Thus, its use has become widely spread in classroom settings as it provides a stimulant, interactive and creative learning environment. Particularly, the expansion of technology has brought significant improvements in students’ writing skills. Hence, the main aim of this paper is to explain computers’ impact on students writing, that is to say, how computers assist students in creating more concise and qualitative texts. In order to prove my hypothesis, an experiment was carried out with two groups of first year students, at ...


Information Literacy: Literacy Across Stem Areas, Lavoris Martin Sep 2018

Information Literacy: Literacy Across Stem Areas, Lavoris Martin

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Information Literacy: Literacy Across STEM Areas

The question of “Literacy across STEM Areas” is an area that is very important to Librarians. As the providers of information, it is imperative that libraries are an integral part in the conversation of STEM. Research have shown that today's scholars are overwhelmed with an abundant of information and data—throughout the research process. One of the ways that libraries and Librarians address this issue is through Information Literacy. Association for College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology (2012) states that information literacy has been an essential component ...


Connection: An Autism-Focused Dating App, Cyrena Johnson May 2018

Connection: An Autism-Focused Dating App, Cyrena Johnson

Scholars Week

30% of US internet users 18-29 use dating apps to find partners. Meanwhile, only 9% of adults with autism are married—and there are no popular dating apps designed for ASDs. We propose the app Connection, a dating app designed for the autistic community. Using queries and informal analysis, we created possible features and prototype displays for Connection to show its future application.


Examining Police Officer Resistance To Change And Body-Worn Cameras, Wayne Jakobitz Jr. Apr 2018

Examining Police Officer Resistance To Change And Body-Worn Cameras, Wayne Jakobitz Jr.

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Police departments are adopting the body-worn camera as an important tool in the restoration of trust and accountability for police officers. Although body-worn cameras can be beneficial to their work, police officers might resist the use of cameras. The purpose of the current study was to examine whether experiences with technology or the perceived usefulness of body-worn cameras predict resistance to the cameras in order to determine where resistance to body-worn cameras possibly exists. The current study employed a quantitative design that examined 48 (n = 48) police officers’ responses about resistance to body-worn cameras in relationship to the following variables ...


Literacy-Based Action Research: Strategies For Improving Student Achievement, Anne Katz Ph.D., Deborah Jaudon, Danielle Russell, Jennifer Formby Mar 2018

Literacy-Based Action Research: Strategies For Improving Student Achievement, Anne Katz Ph.D., Deborah Jaudon, Danielle Russell, Jennifer Formby

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The presentation will highlight literacy-based action research projects by three Reading Specialist M.Ed. graduate students. The topics of enhancing struggling readers’ vocabulary development using technology; effects of technology during summer school on student promotion; as well as infusion of dialogue and metacognitive strategies to promote self-efficacy and early reading success were explored. Tools for attendees to implement the process of action research in their own classroom will be outlined.


Student Attitudes Toward Using Social Media For Class Assignments, Kathryn Woods, Melissa Gomez, Michelle Arnold Mar 2017

Student Attitudes Toward Using Social Media For Class Assignments, Kathryn Woods, Melissa Gomez, Michelle Arnold

SoTL Commons Conference

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Digital Storytelling With Sway, Stephanie D. Jacobs Mar 2017

Digital Storytelling With Sway, Stephanie D. Jacobs

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

Sway is a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device you may have access to in the classroom. Develop your most creative and innovative abilities. This tool can be used to share your stories, experiences, or reflections. Join us as we learn how you can use Sway to build important skills such as research, writing, organizational, problem solving, presentation, assessment and communication. Students can easily create great digital stories also. Learn how to integrate a variety of media components (audio, videos, images, music, social media, documents/charts) in a matter of minutes. Bring your device ...


Teaching Teachers: Targeted Professional Development For Adjunct Faculty, Laura A. Tamberelli, Kim Buch, Caryl Gordon Mar 2017

Teaching Teachers: Targeted Professional Development For Adjunct Faculty, Laura A. Tamberelli, Kim Buch, Caryl Gordon

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

Adjunct faculty are a growing and significant portion of teaching faculty at Universities across the United States. They are, however, vastly different from the traditional faculty member in terms of their needs, challenges, goals, and professional development options within their respective role and department. The proposed session would discuss the results of an adjunct faculty needs assessment conducted at UNC Charlotte. Additionally, it would present the steps that have since been taken to better serve adjuncts at this institution in terms of clarity, communication, networking, and professional development. Initial responses from department heads and adjunct faculty will also be discussed ...


Academic Success Centers: Improving Resource Utilization Using Grounded Theory Methodology, Itauma Itauma, Terri Bubb Sep 2016

Academic Success Centers: Improving Resource Utilization Using Grounded Theory Methodology, Itauma Itauma, Terri Bubb

South Florida Education Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Technology Invasion: Apps To Revolutionize The Diverse 21st Century Classroom. Time To Launch!, Jennifer Lesh Ph.D., Kelly Burlison Ed.D, Carmen Ronnie, Anika Smith, Nicola Gomez Sep 2016

Technology Invasion: Apps To Revolutionize The Diverse 21st Century Classroom. Time To Launch!, Jennifer Lesh Ph.D., Kelly Burlison Ed.D, Carmen Ronnie, Anika Smith, Nicola Gomez

South Florida Education Research Conference

Professors of pre-service teachers are usually referred as digital immigrants, while their students are typically described as digital natives. The presentation delivered by professors and students will discuss the integration of cutting-edge technology in Higher Education classrooms. As digital immigrants, teachers and their students learn to become seasoned professionals in innovation, through the use of apps on iPads that assist with productivity, efficiency and convenience, allowing students to thrive as digital natives and meet the demands of a diverse 21st century classroom


Session L : Coding In The Curriculum : Fad Or Foundational?, Leon Sterling Aug 2016

Session L : Coding In The Curriculum : Fad Or Foundational?, Leon Sterling

2009 - 2018 ACER Research Conferences

There has been an unprecedented push to revitalise interest in STEM education. Much of the discussion of the ’T’ in STEM education has been whether coding should be a central element of school education. This talk investigates the arguments for and against ‘coding in the curriculum.’ No sensible person thinks that teaching coding in the classroom will produce master programmers’, any more than teaching music in the school curriculum will produce master musicians. However the teaching of music can encourage some students to become musicians and the same would be true for coding. The issue is more what concepts are ...


Literacy, Technology, And First Year Teachers: A Case Study, Emily Kearns Burke Jun 2016

Literacy, Technology, And First Year Teachers: A Case Study, Emily Kearns Burke

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper examines how first year teachers describe their preparation and use of technology to teach literacy. Findings indicate teachers feel confident but unsupported in their efforts.


Technology, Games And Learning In An Intermediate Spanish Class, Rosalind Arthur Apr 2016

Technology, Games And Learning In An Intermediate Spanish Class, Rosalind Arthur

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

This presentation examines some theories of learning at the tertiary level of education, and tests them in a research activity involving games and learning/knowledge. Two Intermediate Spanish classes are engaged in preliminary research to measure the effectiveness of a simple game (hangman) and technology (Responseware/clickers) as practice and review tools versus traditional methods; in formative assessment.

The presentation will consist of reporting on the Quantitative results focusing on the impact of using games in learning on students in the digital age. Student attitudes based on a qualitative survey administered to the students involved will be included in the ...


Engaging Faculty And Students Within Fully Online Asynchronous Academic Departments, Jessica R. Nelson Mar 2016

Engaging Faculty And Students Within Fully Online Asynchronous Academic Departments, Jessica R. Nelson

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenter will discuss common barriers to implementing online programs including challenges of hiring distance faculty, communication breakdown between faculty and students, and issues with academic integrity. Best practices will be presented in order to help chairpersons overcome barriers to the online learning environment and engage both faculty and students with the use of innovation and inexpensive uses of telerobics, telecommunications software and enhancing their own universities learning platforms.


Mapping Technologies’ Impact On A Professional Program Chair’S Workload, Randy Howe Mar 2016

Mapping Technologies’ Impact On A Professional Program Chair’S Workload, Randy Howe

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chair practices appear more open and accountable to its publics than ever, a shift driven by want it now information demands from improved data gathering systems. In this discussion, a concept model will be presented to determine whether advanced structures and procedures live up to the hype of reducing chair workloads.


Mentoring, Managing, And Motivating Online Course Instructors: Emerging Chair Responsibilities, Mary B. Schreiner Ph.D., Scott Ballantyne Ed.D., Karen Thacker Ph.D. Mar 2016

Mentoring, Managing, And Motivating Online Course Instructors: Emerging Chair Responsibilities, Mary B. Schreiner Ph.D., Scott Ballantyne Ed.D., Karen Thacker Ph.D.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The number of online university courses continues to grow, and instructors of these courses need unique kinds of involvement with their department chairs. The presentation outlines best practices department chairs can use to mentor, manage and motivate online course instructors, based on both experience and emerging literature in this field.


Getting The Picture: Engaging Student Learning Using Pinterest, Jo Koster Feb 2016

Getting The Picture: Engaging Student Learning Using Pinterest, Jo Koster

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

In a digital environment, teachers and students have access to a wide variety of material that can be used to create discussion, spark inquiry, and prompt critical thinking. One of the social media tools that can be used for this is Pinterest, a free online visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool that allows users to curate and share information through the creation of visual bookmarks called “boards.” Users can “pin” material to their boards either by linking to other online sites or by uploading materials of their own; boards can be grouped by similar characteristics, themes, events, questions, ideas ...


Students Educational Use Of Technology Outside The Classroom, Diahann Holder Sep 2015

Students Educational Use Of Technology Outside The Classroom, Diahann Holder

South Florida Education Research Conference

This study describes recent high school graduates perceptions about their use of technology for educational purposes outside the classroom. Graduates were asked a series of questions on how they used technology outside of the classroom. The questions focused on what technology resources helped academic achievement throughout their high school experience.


Effects Of The Flipped Classroom Model On Course Experience, Basic Need Satisfaction, And Motivation In An Undergraduate Research Methods Course, Jody L. Langdon, Diana Sturges, Robert Schlote Mar 2015

Effects Of The Flipped Classroom Model On Course Experience, Basic Need Satisfaction, And Motivation In An Undergraduate Research Methods Course, Jody L. Langdon, Diana Sturges, Robert Schlote

SoTL Commons Conference

The goal of the study was to determine the effects of the Flipped Classroom Model on undergraduate Exercise Science majors' basic need satisfaction, motivation, academic performance, and attitudes in a Research Methods course. This session addresses a curricular innovation and its ability to impact student learning. As such it contributes to the advancement of SoTL in this area. An adapted survey, which included the Course Evaluation Questionnaire (Griffin, Coates, Mcinnis, & James, 2003), the Basic Need Satisfaction in Relationships Scale (La Guardia, Ryan, Couchman, & Deci, 2000), and the Academic Self-Regulation Scale (Ryan & Connell, 1989) was administered to approximately 172 students in ...


Implementing A Flipped Classroom Model In Nine University Courses, David P. Christianson Mar 2015

Implementing A Flipped Classroom Model In Nine University Courses, David P. Christianson

SoTL Commons Conference

A cohort of nine professors at Abilene Christian University worked through the summer semester to plan flipped classes for the fall semester. The nine professors were selected from among a group who had attended one or both of professional development presentations in which other faculty members shared their experience of using the flipped model. The two experienced faculty members served as mentors and advisors to the cohort of nine. Both participants and mentors were paid a stipend for their participation in this initiative.

Four training modules were addressed over 2 days: Overview of Flipping, Media Production, Assessment, and Active Learning ...


Turning Vision Into Action, Keturah Mazo Mar 2015

Turning Vision Into Action, Keturah Mazo

SoTL Commons Conference

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." (Jack Welch)

Vision requires action. The course I teach, Professional Communication for Executives, has a variety of objectives:

  • To develop a working knowledge of both theory and skills for effective and ethical public and persuasive communication.
  • To develop individual presentation skills.
  • To demonstrate awareness and practice of effective leadership skills and professional behavior.
  • To create appropriate visual aids to enhance communication.

The following assignment incorporates the students' initiative with their knowledge to demonstrate both visually and orally what plans they are ...


The Use Of Video Self-Modeling As An Intervention To Teach Rules And Procedures To Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kerry Ann Wittel Mrs. Dec 2014

The Use Of Video Self-Modeling As An Intervention To Teach Rules And Procedures To Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kerry Ann Wittel Mrs.

South Florida Education Research Conference

The Use of Video Self-Modeling as an Intervention to Teach Rules and Procedures to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Writing About Evolution In Biology – Using Formative Assessment To Assist Student Competency And Reduce Instructor Frustration, Chad Rohrbacher Mar 2014

Writing About Evolution In Biology – Using Formative Assessment To Assist Student Competency And Reduce Instructor Frustration, Chad Rohrbacher

SoTL Commons Conference

Scientists are in general reluctant to assign writing projects because they want to evaluate content knowledge and logic, not grammar or mechanics. Campus writing centers are seen by these faculty as ineffective (regardless of their actual performance), and are typically underutilized. As a pilot solution to this problem, we adopted ETS’s Criterion software as a formative assessment tool. Criterion iteratively screened each draft for grammar and construction errors and was subsequently corrected by the student prior to final submission of his/her paper. Each grammatically optimized entry was then examined and commented on for content by a faculty member ...


Ipad And Pedagogy: Exploring The Impact Of One-To-One Ipad Classroom Integration On Perceived Educator Effectiveness, Steven Lesky Mar 2014

Ipad And Pedagogy: Exploring The Impact Of One-To-One Ipad Classroom Integration On Perceived Educator Effectiveness, Steven Lesky

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This qualitative study explored how one high school history teacher and one middle school English teacher from an independent school in southern California prepared to integrate a class set of iPads into their instruction, and investigated how the instructors perceived that iPad integration affected their pedagogies and effectiveness as educators. One-to-one programs and "BYOD” (bring your own device) policies are currently being considered by schools, and are more easily adoptable in private, highly affluent institutions. Studies related to educational technology are plentiful, but empirical research addressing the role of the instructor in adopting such innovations is remarkably scarce and will ...


Mentorship: Competitive Advantage In A Global Marketplace, Doreen Sams, Robin Lewis, Rosalie Richards, Rebecca Mcmullen, Larry Bacnik, Jennifer Hammack, Catlin Powell Mar 2013

Mentorship: Competitive Advantage In A Global Marketplace, Doreen Sams, Robin Lewis, Rosalie Richards, Rebecca Mcmullen, Larry Bacnik, Jennifer Hammack, Catlin Powell

SoTL Commons Conference

Greater access to college education, owed in part to technology and globalization, has the potential to prepare students to thrive in the competitive job market. Competition for careers in the U.S. requiring highly educated, innovative employees is increasing. Hence, undergraduate education offerings must change to prepare U.S. students for both a competitive workforce requiring advanced research and analytical skills and as a stepping-stone towards successfully completing post-baccalaureate degrees. Several universities recognize the critical need for undergraduates to engage in research where they participate in real world experiences that cultivate the academic and professional aptitudes required for the global ...


Inter-Institutional Collaboration: The Anti-Mooc?, Anne Marchant, Karen Warren, Veronica Pejril Mar 2013

Inter-Institutional Collaboration: The Anti-Mooc?, Anne Marchant, Karen Warren, Veronica Pejril

SoTL Commons Conference

Inter-institutional collaborations are starting to occur with greater frequency. Collaboration allows institutions to leverage resources to best advantage and produces the opportunity for creativity and innovation. As examples: colleges may offer foreign language classes jointly to enroll enough students to be cost effective; universities may partner with non-profits to create rich experiential learning environments. While large-scale, distance education (�MOOCs�) have very useful applications, the authors propose that higher education should be harnessing technology in to develop effective, engaging, and often interdisciplinary learning communities through collaboration in which the lines between research and learning can be blurred. As participants in a ...


New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt Mar 2012

New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt

SoTL Commons Conference

In the last decade, higher education has been transformed by a rising number of new media suitable for online course delivery. While university instructors used to ask, “Should I deliver course content online?” Today they ask, “Which technology works best for delivering content online? Which technology can I quickly learn? And which technology can I easily manage?” To answer these questions, a team of university instructors/researchers compared and contrasted nine web-based technologies to determine each one's effectiveness. These technologies include: Wikis, Final Cut Pro, Audition, Facebook, Twitter, Camtasia, Wimba, GoToMeeting, and Second Life. Researchers gave particular attention to ...


How To Stay A.L.I.V.E. In A World Of Ever-Changing Technology: Keeping Up With Adult Learning In A Virtual Environment, Donna Mancuso, Dominique Chlup, Rochell Mcwhorter May 2009

How To Stay A.L.I.V.E. In A World Of Ever-Changing Technology: Keeping Up With Adult Learning In A Virtual Environment, Donna Mancuso, Dominique Chlup, Rochell Mcwhorter

Adult Education Research Conference

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the benefits and barriers for adult learning within virtual environments.


Case Study Of Empowerment Through New Media Among Underrepresented Groups: Glbt Adults Gain Dominant Voice In The First Wave Of Podcasting, Kathleen P. King, Sharon R. Sanquist Oct 2008

Case Study Of Empowerment Through New Media Among Underrepresented Groups: Glbt Adults Gain Dominant Voice In The First Wave Of Podcasting, Kathleen P. King, Sharon R. Sanquist

Adult Education Research Conference

The podcasting movement is frequently described as “Democratization of the Media.” This case study research about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) podcasters from late 2004 to early 2008 reveals and characterizes how podcasting has yielded results of empowerment, voice, and a new media force