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Implementing Pharmacy Informatics In College Curricula: The Aacp Technology In Pharmacy Education And Learning Special Interest Group, Ross E. Vanderbush, H. Glenn Anderson Jr., William K. Fant, Brad S. Fujisaki, Patrick M. Malone, Paul L. Price, Maria C. Pruchnicki, Teresa L. Sterling, Kara D. Weatherman, Karl G. Williams Dec 2007

Implementing Pharmacy Informatics In College Curricula: The Aacp Technology In Pharmacy Education And Learning Special Interest Group, Ross E. Vanderbush, H. Glenn Anderson Jr., William K. Fant, Brad S. Fujisaki, Patrick M. Malone, Paul L. Price, Maria C. Pruchnicki, Teresa L. Sterling, Kara D. Weatherman, Karl G. Williams

Pharmacy Practice & Administration

Many professional organizations have initiatives to increase the awareness and use of informatics in the practice of pharmacy. Within education we must respond to these initiatives and make technology integral to all aspects of the curriculum, inculcating in students the importance of technology in practice. This document proposes 5 central domains for organizing planning related to informatics and technology within pharmacy education. The document is intended to encourage discussion of informatics within pharmacy education and the implications of informatics in future pharmacy practice, and to guide colleges of pharmacy in identifying and analyzing informatics topics to be taught and methods ...


The Virginia Sol Eighth Grade Writing Test In Relationship To The National Commission On Writing Recommendations, Grade Configuration, Region, And Socioeconomic Status., Jeffrey R. Comer Dec 2007

The Virginia Sol Eighth Grade Writing Test In Relationship To The National Commission On Writing Recommendations, Grade Configuration, Region, And Socioeconomic Status., Jeffrey R. Comer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine Virginia Standards of Learning 8th grade writing assessments to determine if there was any association between school passing rates and the recommendations suggested by the 2003 National Commission on Writing to improve writing proficiency. This study further examined the possible differences in school passing rates that may exist due to the grade configuration of a school, the location of a school, the availability of a comprehensive writing plan, and the student percentage on free and reduced-price lunch. Data collection consisted of a self-administered survey sent to all 364 schools in ...


Faculty Perceptions Of Technology Projects, Whitney Ransom Mcgowan, Charles R. Graham, Jon Mott Nov 2007

Faculty Perceptions Of Technology Projects, Whitney Ransom Mcgowan, Charles R. Graham, Jon Mott

Faculty Publications

Significant investments in time, money, and effort go into developing and applying technology to improve teaching and learning. As universities pursue such projects, they must determine the impact and value of technology for student learning. During the past decade, funds spent on technology for educational purposes have tripled throughout the United States. Determining a hard return on investment (ROI) for the time and money spent to improve education is difficult, however. Institutions should also measure the value on investment (VOI) that their funds and efforts yield. In the study of faculty and their technology projects at Brigham Young University (BYU ...


Making The Technology Fit The Pedagogy, Keith Beechener, Wendy Fisher, Bill Tait Nov 2007

Making The Technology Fit The Pedagogy, Keith Beechener, Wendy Fisher, Bill Tait

SoTL Commons Conference

Three members of the Open University's Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning present details of


Technology And Design Thinking: A Look At Interior Design Students’ Conceptualizations, Lori A. Brunner Nov 2007

Technology And Design Thinking: A Look At Interior Design Students’ Conceptualizations, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore interior design students’ understanding of their design thinking, and to investigate how they view digital technology’s role in these activities. The research questions are: 1. How do interior design students conceptualize interior design as a discipline? 2. How do these students conceptualize their design process? 3. What value do students place on the “process book”1 as a representation of their design breadth and depth in a given project? 4. How do students view computer technology’s role in their design thinking and their design products? Participants viewed interior design ...


The Effectiveness Of Face-To-Face Vs. Web Camera, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Sue Jacobs, Beth Walizer Oct 2007

The Effectiveness Of Face-To-Face Vs. Web Camera, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Sue Jacobs, Beth Walizer

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A major challenge of university faculty and adjunct members in teacher education is the logistics of scheduling and observing remote field experience evaluations of candidates. According to National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS.T) (2003), observations require an investment of time, scheduling logistics, and trained professionals to observe and analyze evaluation data. The authors of NETS.T (2003) state, “Put another way, observation opportunities are precious and should be designed to make every moment count” (p. 112). Technology, particularly in the form of videoconferencing, is being used to develop and improve the level of communication when observing and evaluating ...


Evaluation Of An Adult Education Technology Program, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D Oct 2007

Evaluation Of An Adult Education Technology Program, Iwasan D. Kejawa Ed.D

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adult education technology program at a chartered alternative adult education center in Florida. The adult education center had a low rate of students passing the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). This study examined the impact of the use of computer technology in an effort to improve student learning in mathematics, reading, and science. Computers at the institution were used by all students for tutorials to prepare them for the FCAT and to obtain a high school diploma. The research questions for this study were as follows: 1. Is the education technology ...


Technology And Motivation : Can The Use Of Technology Increase Student Motivation In The Science Classroom?, Kelly M. Kinde Oct 2007

Technology And Motivation : Can The Use Of Technology Increase Student Motivation In The Science Classroom?, Kelly M. Kinde

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This thesis project examines education and technology as they intersect in order to increase educators understanding of the use of technology as it bears on motivational factors present in today’s student population. The study explores current research regarding motivation, science education, and the use of technology in the classroom. The researcher taught students to use technology as a tool for their science learning and then used assessment measures to understand whether the use of technology in science education had any effect on their participation and motivation levels in the classroom. As part of the study, technology was utilized to ...


Electromagnetic Pollution In The Computer Labs: The Effects On The Learning Environment, Yavuz Erdogan Sep 2007

Electromagnetic Pollution In The Computer Labs: The Effects On The Learning Environment, Yavuz Erdogan

Essays in Education

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) became increasingly a common constituent of the general and workplace environments early in the 20th century. The biological and physiological effects of EMF become a topic of considerable scientific researches during the past two decades. Also, some of scientists claim that EMF causes physiological stress, producing symptoms of tiredness and difficulty concentration. These symptoms could be able to affect the learning environment in negative way. Considering all these points, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of EMF on the learning environment of the computer laboratories. The EMF measurements were carried out in four ...


The Youth Urban Planning Institute, Fred Nastvogel Sep 2007

The Youth Urban Planning Institute, Fred Nastvogel

Essays in Education

This is a heuristic reflection on the challenge of increasing student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as a meta-discipline. A simulation at the high school level is proposed to the end of meaningful integration of divers student capacities, urban melioration, long range networking, and individual portfolio development. There is a recognized need to encourage American youth to pursue careers in engineering and related fields of technology, mathematics, and science. One helpful tack would be to engage potential high school candidates in a design event addressing the real world issues of their own day-to-day environments. The strategy is ...


Rationale For And Examples Of Internet-Based, Software, And Hardware Technologies That Can Be Integrated Into The Science Classroom, Tara M. Harradine Aug 2007

Rationale For And Examples Of Internet-Based, Software, And Hardware Technologies That Can Be Integrated Into The Science Classroom, Tara M. Harradine

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The global market and workplace today demand knowledge and skills associated with technology. More often than not the responsibility to provide students with the exposure to technology is left up to the classroom teachers, whether or not the teachers themselves are experienced with it. The natural intersection of science and technology is a recognized element of science education in 21st century classrooms. This thesis project presents some of the more accessible forms of technology to understand and offer assistance to both pre-service and in-service teachers as well as suggested methods for integrating technology in a science classroom. While technology ...


Creating Culturally Relevant Techonological Operas In An Urban School, Dianna Isaac-Johnson Jul 2007

Creating Culturally Relevant Techonological Operas In An Urban School, Dianna Isaac-Johnson

Dissertations

The project described in this study developed due to the gap in achievement between African-American and white students. As music teacher I noticed my urban students could rap all the words of popular songs. Therefore I incorporated the use of technology with an authentic need to learn reading, writing, and lyric development for science and history content within a "hip-hop opera". This study details the instructional sequence, in which students watched musical performances, learned songs with a karaoke machine, and wrote new lyrics for the songs based on history and science material. I combined the students' lyrics into new versions ...


The Creation Of A Center For Technology In Education, Jody Britten Jul 2007

The Creation Of A Center For Technology In Education, Jody Britten

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Institutions of higher education (IHE) have long been invested in the creation of centers for further study, application, evaluation, and research. Larwood and Gattiker (1999) argue that centers must be committed to making an impact on everyday public practice. Furthermore, these authors support that there are clear benefits to centers when there is a purpose that exceeds thinking and data collection and concentrates clearly on influencing practice for goal attainment.


Active Learning: Impact Of Use Of Webcasts In A Business Class, Grace S. Thomson Jun 2007

Active Learning: Impact Of Use Of Webcasts In A Business Class, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Multi Media & Web Based Instruction In A Science Technology & Society Course, Patricia Backer Jun 2007

Assessment Of Multi Media & Web Based Instruction In A Science Technology & Society Course, Patricia Backer

Faculty Publications

Multimedia can be a powerful tool in exploring the nature of the world around us, including its technological systems. This paper describes the assessment of self-paced multimedia and web- based modules that are used in an advanced General Education (GE) course in the College of Engineering at San José State University. The development of these modules began in 1994 and has undergone many revisions. Currently, four of the seven units in this class are taught using either multimedia CDs or web-based material.The General Education course, Technology and Civilization (TECH 198), is designed to introduce students to the realm of ...


Enhancing Transition For Students With Disabilities Across New York State: State Performance Plan #13 And The New York State Transition Quality Indicators, David Brewer Apr 2007

Enhancing Transition For Students With Disabilities Across New York State: State Performance Plan #13 And The New York State Transition Quality Indicators, David Brewer

K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability Collection

This policy brief describes the relationship between state reporting requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and New York State's process for continuous quality improvement, utilizing TransQUAL Online. The federal government established State Performance Plan Indicator #13 (SPP 13) so that states would report the percentage of students with Individualized Education Programs whose goals and transition services reasonably enable the student to meet measurable post-secondary goals. In New York State, Transition Quality Indicators (TQI) were established to help school districts collaboratively assess their current transition-related practices. TransQUAL Online is a password-protected organizational assessment tool that integrates ...


Lux Et Lex: Volume 13, Number 1, Victor Lieberman, Wilbur Stolt, Curt Hanson, Randy Pederson Apr 2007

Lux Et Lex: Volume 13, Number 1, Victor Lieberman, Wilbur Stolt, Curt Hanson, Randy Pederson

Lux et Lex

This is the final issue of Lux et Lex, a publication of the Chester Fritz Library at the University of North Dakota.


New Rules, New Roles: Technology Standards And Teacher Education, Becky Pasco, Phyllis G. Adcock Apr 2007

New Rules, New Roles: Technology Standards And Teacher Education, Becky Pasco, Phyllis G. Adcock

Educational Considerations

The digital age is infiltrating colleges of education around the country, but while some faculty are jumping on the bandwagon and working hard to improve their own technological literacy and that of their students, other faculty are resistant, afraid that technology may “dehumanize” education.


Social Capitalism And The New Individualism, Jim Sikora Jan 2007

Social Capitalism And The New Individualism, Jim Sikora

Honorees for Teaching Excellence

No abstract provided.


Contemporary Approaches To Critical Thinking And The World Wide Web, Melanie L. Buffington Jan 2007

Contemporary Approaches To Critical Thinking And The World Wide Web, Melanie L. Buffington

Art Education Publications

This article begins with a review of the history of critical thinking and some current ideas on the topic. Then, I explain my working description of critical thinking and how critical thinking is currently articulated in discussions of the WWW in schools. I conclude with ideas for teachers related to developing critical thinking in art classrooms using the WWW.


Oer Cpor - Connecting People With Online Resources, Spring 2007, Mimi Recker Jan 2007

Oer Cpor - Connecting People With Online Resources, Spring 2007, Mimi Recker

Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences - OCW

The National Science Foundation (nsf.gov) has funded a large initiative to catalog collections of high-quality online resources into the National Science Digital Library (nsdl.org). The mission of the NSDL is to help improve education for all teachers and students.

The purpose of this module is to help you find high-quality online resources, learn strategies for incorporating them into a free software tool called the Instructional Architect, and use these projects in an instructional situation.

In this module, you will learn to access online resources and to use tools to help solve instructional or learning problems or issues that ...


Technology Use, Technology Views: Anticipating Professional Use Of Ict For Beginning Physical And Health Education Teachers, Lori Lockyer, John W. Patterson Jan 2007

Technology Use, Technology Views: Anticipating Professional Use Of Ict For Beginning Physical And Health Education Teachers, Lori Lockyer, John W. Patterson

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

In Australia, the national initiative known as Learning in an Online World, focuses school jurisdictions across the country meet the challenge of achieving the national vision of all schools “…confidently using ICT in their everyday practices to improve learning, teaching and administration” (MCEETYA, 2005, p. 3). One strategy in reaching this goal is the effective preparation of pre-service teachers to use and integrate technology in their teaching and learning practices. This article reports on a research study that aimed to explore the issue preparation for use of technology in teaching by understanding the current and anticipated technology usage for Australian ...


Immersive Learning Technologies: Realism And Online Authentic Learning, J. Herrington, T. C. Reeves, R. Oliver Jan 2007

Immersive Learning Technologies: Realism And Online Authentic Learning, J. Herrington, T. C. Reeves, R. Oliver

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

The development of immersive learning technologies in the form of virtual reality and advanced computer applications has meant that realistic creations of simulated environments are now possible. Such simulations have been used to great effect in training in the military, air force, and in medical training. But how realistic do problems need to be in education for effective learning to occur? Some authors and researchers argue that problems should be real, or that simulations should have ultra-realistic physical similarity to an actual context. This paper proposes that physical verisimilitude to real situations is of less importance in learning than ‘cognitive ...


Authentic Learning Supported By Technology: 10 Suggestions And Cases Of Integration In Classrooms, J. Herrington, L. Kervin Jan 2007

Authentic Learning Supported By Technology: 10 Suggestions And Cases Of Integration In Classrooms, J. Herrington, L. Kervin

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

Technology use in classrooms is often employed for all the wrong reasons—such as convenience, pressure from school administrators, the belief that students need to be entertained, and so on. In this paper, we argue that technology presents the opportunity to employ powerful cognitive tools that can be used by students to solve complex and authentic problems. In order for this to occur, however, technology needs to be used in theoretically sound ways, and it needs to be used by students rather than teachers. We present ten practical ways for technology to be used effectively and meaningfully in school classrooms ...


Technology Follows Technique: Refocusing The Observational Lens, Anton Brinckwirth, Elizabeth M. Kissling, Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Carlos Valencia Jan 2007

Technology Follows Technique: Refocusing The Observational Lens, Anton Brinckwirth, Elizabeth M. Kissling, Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Carlos Valencia

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Digital video is being applied to teacher training, development, and evaluation. This chapter evokes theories and practices of performance observation and improvement. It demonstrates facilitative media used in the design and implementation of a current interinstitutional project by the authors. Simultaneously, the implications of teaching evaluation techniques caught in the lens of digital observation technologies lead to considerations of their personal and social impact on the field of world language teacher training and professional development in the 21st Century. A more communal and non-hierarchical approach, called peer coaching, is advanced with a value-added digital video and e-community twist.


Technology Readiness, Learning Goals, And Elearning: Searching For Synergy, Bo Van Der Rhee, Rohit Verma, Gerhard Plaschka, Jill R. Kickul Jan 2007

Technology Readiness, Learning Goals, And Elearning: Searching For Synergy, Bo Van Der Rhee, Rohit Verma, Gerhard Plaschka, Jill R. Kickul

Articles and Chapters

More and more business schools are offering classes online or classes using a mix of face-to-face and online elements. In this article, we focus on how technology readiness and learning-goal orientation influence students’ preference toward these mixed classes. We conducted a large-scale survey to determine whether students who are technology ready would place higher utility on enrolling in mixed classes and/or whether there exists a participation bias such that students with low learning-goal orientation place higher utility on enrolling in mixed classes. We found that overall students who are more technology ready do place higher utility on enrolling in ...


Challenges To Teacher Control In The English Laptop Classroom, Ewa Mcgrail Jan 2007

Challenges To Teacher Control In The English Laptop Classroom, Ewa Mcgrail

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

When teachers develop successful instructional strategies and efficient classroom management, they establish control and assert authority so that learning can take place in the classroom. The teachers’ experiences with wireless laptop technology in this study, however, demonstrate that ubiquitous access to this technology in the classroom can sometimes create challenges for teachers, from managerial, curricular, to communicative perspectives. Exploring these challenges and their complexities in this report is meant to present a more balanced picture of technology integration in education, the one that takes into account not only the affordances and the possibilities but also the challenges and the constraints ...


Effects Of Technology Based Interactive Multimedia On Training Of Laminators At General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products Manufacturing, Jeffrey D. Brough Jan 2007

Effects Of Technology Based Interactive Multimedia On Training Of Laminators At General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products Manufacturing, Jeffrey D. Brough

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this study, the following hypothesis was established: For skin laminators working in the clean room at General Dynamics Armament & Technical Products, traditional methods of training, in conjunction with technology based interactive multimedia, will result in an increase in retention over a longer period of time with less direct human training needed.


The Ditme Project: Interdisciplinary Research In Music Technology, Eugene Coyle, Dan Barry, Mikel Gainza, David Dorran, Charlie Pritchard, John Feeley, Derry Fitzgerald Jan 2007

The Ditme Project: Interdisciplinary Research In Music Technology, Eugene Coyle, Dan Barry, Mikel Gainza, David Dorran, Charlie Pritchard, John Feeley, Derry Fitzgerald

Level 3

This paper profiles the emergence of a significant body of research in audio engineering within the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Arts at Dublin Institute of Technology. Over a period of five years the group has had significant success in completing a Strand 3 research project entitled Digital Tools for Music Education (DiTME), followed by successful follow-on projects funded through both the European Framework FP6 and Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation research schemes. The group has solved a number of challenging problems in the audio engineering field and has both published widely and patented a novel sound source separation invention.


Bringing The Visual Arts Classroom Into The 21st Century, Anna Gianakos Jan 2007

Bringing The Visual Arts Classroom Into The 21st Century, Anna Gianakos

All Regis University Theses

Bringing the visual arts classroom into the 21st century technology has become a key component to everyday life and society, especially in education. Although teachers are faced with many barriers that can hinder the integration of technology into the classroom, such as cost/funding, teacher training, and teacher planning time, with some support and planning, teachers will begin to see and use technology as a invaluable resource and tool in the classroom. The purpose of this project was to provide visual arts teachers with the information, background, and tools to begin their journey of integrating technology into the visual arts ...