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2007

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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...