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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Florida First Year Teachers' Perceptions Of Preparedness To Meet National Educational Technology Standards For Teachers (Net, Larry Bedenbaugh Jan 2007

Florida First Year Teachers' Perceptions Of Preparedness To Meet National Educational Technology Standards For Teachers (Net, Larry Bedenbaugh

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if first year teachers in Florida perceived they were adequately prepared by their preservice education programs to meet the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). The study was designed to gather data about first year teacher perceptions of personal technology proficiency and self-reported technology integration practices. The data were measured using the First Year Teacher Perceptions Related to Preparedness to Meet National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) survey instrument. The sample (N=257) for this study was drawn from the population of Florida first year PreK-12 public classroom teachers from ...


Academic Advising In Higher Education: Distance Learners And Levels Of Satisfaction Using Web Camera Technology, Terri Hernandez Jan 2007

Academic Advising In Higher Education: Distance Learners And Levels Of Satisfaction Using Web Camera Technology, Terri Hernandez

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of in-seat face-to-face advising in contrast to web camera advising of College of Arts and Sciences psychology majors in the 2005-2006 academic year. Satisfaction levels were determined and analyzed based on random assignment to either the control group (in-seat face-to face) or the experimental group (web camera) advising. The data collected for this study consisted of participants' responses to the Academic Advising Inventory (AAI) administered to undergraduate psychology majors (N = 102). Overall, students were satisfied with advising services regardless of the advising group to which they were randomly assigned. Although ...


Space Matters: An Institutional Critique Of Distance Learning Within The University Of Central Florida English Department, Lori Mumpower Jan 2007

Space Matters: An Institutional Critique Of Distance Learning Within The University Of Central Florida English Department, Lori Mumpower

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines distance learning within a local, particular context: UCF's English department. In order to fully examine distance learning in this specific environment, I employ institutional critique as my methodology, a rhetorical and spatial approach that allows me to map distance learning within UCF's English department. Drawing upon the work of David Harvey, I examine the experienced, perceived, and imagined spaces of distance learning in our department. Through an examination of the history of naming UCF, rhetorical analyses of institutional documents that reference technologies, analysis of survey results noting faculty attitudes and perceptions of online learning, and ...


Comparisons Of Attitudes Toward Computer Use And Computer Technology Based On Gender And Race/Ethnicity Among Eighth Graders, Kitty J. Boitnott Jan 2007

Comparisons Of Attitudes Toward Computer Use And Computer Technology Based On Gender And Race/Ethnicity Among Eighth Graders, Kitty J. Boitnott

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not having a laptop computer for individual use 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week lessens differences between how eighth grade girls and eighth grade boys in 10 middle schools in HenricoCounty, Virginia perceive computer use and computer technology. Having a laptop computer to use at any time of the day or night eliminates the issue of competition between boys and girls for computer use. It also eliminates the need for either girls or boys to perform in front of other students while learning, thus lessening to some degree, feelings of computer anxiety. Competition for ...


Recreational Technology And Its Impact On The Learning Development Of Children Ages 4-8: A Meta-Analysis For The 21st Century Cl, Joey Templeton Jan 2007

Recreational Technology And Its Impact On The Learning Development Of Children Ages 4-8: A Meta-Analysis For The 21st Century Cl, Joey Templeton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This research focuses on technology (specifically video games and interactive software games) and their effects on the cognitive development of children ages 4-8. The research will be conducted as a meta-analysis combining research and theory in order to determine if the educational approach to this age group needs to change/adapt to learners who have been affected by this technology. I will focus upon both the physical and mental aspects of their development and present a comprehensive review of current educational theory and practice. By examining current curriculum goals and cross-referencing them to research conducted in fields other than education ...


A Study Of Beginning Teachers' Use Of Communication Technology Employing The Theory Of Planned Behavior, Molly Hupcey Marnella Jan 2007

A Study Of Beginning Teachers' Use Of Communication Technology Employing The Theory Of Planned Behavior, Molly Hupcey Marnella

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Digging Through The Garden State's Digital Divide: A Descriptive Retrospective Study Of Differences In Educational Technology Resources In New Jersey Public Elementary Schools According To Socioeconomic Status, Percentage Of Minority Students, Abbott District Designation, And Charter School Designation, Veronica E. Geyer Jan 2007

Digging Through The Garden State's Digital Divide: A Descriptive Retrospective Study Of Differences In Educational Technology Resources In New Jersey Public Elementary Schools According To Socioeconomic Status, Percentage Of Minority Students, Abbott District Designation, And Charter School Designation, Veronica E. Geyer

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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