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Law Library Blog (December 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Dec 2020

Law Library Blog (December 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


The Utilization Of Flashcards In Children Information Literacy Development, Dessy Harisanty, Dyah Srirahayu, Tiara Kusumaningtiyas, Esti Anugrah, Islahun Permata, Dian Anggraeni Nov 2020

The Utilization Of Flashcards In Children Information Literacy Development, Dessy Harisanty, Dyah Srirahayu, Tiara Kusumaningtiyas, Esti Anugrah, Islahun Permata, Dian Anggraeni

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

A Flashcard is one of the media to develop student information literacy in which its application includes activities of analyzing, writing and telling stories. Storytelling is a process of reading that is useful to increase the courage to appear in public. This research used descriptive method. For preliminary research, we used experiments, making flash cards as learning media for elementary students. After that, the students were interviewed. The results of this study indicate that students are very enthusiastic to start a flashcard game that they think is fun. The benefits of a flashcard game include improving language skills, increasing the ...


Students’ Preference Of Reading Print And Digital Resources: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K Oct 2020

Students’ Preference Of Reading Print And Digital Resources: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study investigates students’ preference of reading print and digital resources. A questionnaire survey with a stratified random sample of 700 postgraduate students of the universities in Kerala state of India was used to conduct the study. Comparison on media provided a fascinating insight into the way students read. The students reported a better comprehension, concentration, higher content absorption and comfort levels, if they read on print resources as opposed to digital resources. Majority of the students download the documents, take notes, and copy and paste contents while reading digital resources. There is no significant gender difference in their level ...


Enhancing Students’ Learning And Understanding Of Use Of Library In Federal Universities In Nigeria Through The Integration Of E-Learning In The Teaching-Learning Process: A Survey, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko Oct 2020

Enhancing Students’ Learning And Understanding Of Use Of Library In Federal Universities In Nigeria Through The Integration Of E-Learning In The Teaching-Learning Process: A Survey, Emmanuel Chidiadi Onwubiko

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study examines the need of integrating e-learning in the teaching-learning process of the ‘Use of Library’ as a panacea to enhancing students’ learning/understanding of the course in federal universities in Nigeria. The study was guided by four research questions while descriptive survey research design was employed as study methodology. A purposive random sampling method was applied to get sampled population of 748 comprising of 304 lecturers and 444 students of 200 levels. A questionnaire titled: ‘e-learning in the teaching-learning process of use of library with 46 items designed on Likert 4-point scale was used in collecting data for ...


Attitude Towards Information Technology And Digital Divide: A Study Among Students In Universities In Kerala, India, Aswathi P, Mohamed Haneefa K Oct 2020

Attitude Towards Information Technology And Digital Divide: A Study Among Students In Universities In Kerala, India, Aswathi P, Mohamed Haneefa K

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main aim of this research is to evaluate the attitude of university students' towards Information Technology (IT) and to identify whether their attitude plays any significant role in contributing digital divide among them. The study used quantitative research design and administered a pre-validated questionnaire to a sample of 644 postgraduate students selected with stratified random sampling. This study reports that about one third of the students fall under the high level attitude towards IT, while just above two thirds of them came under the medium level attitude. A significant gender divide persisted in the case of attitude towards IT ...


Students’ Attitude Towards Digital Reading: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K Oct 2020

Students’ Attitude Towards Digital Reading: A Study In Universities In Kerala, India, Divya P, Mohamed Haneefa K

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This study aims to understand the attitude of students towards digital reading. Survey method was used to conduct the study among the postgraduate students of the universities in Kerala state of India. Stratified random sampling method was used to select a representative sample of 588 students from the teaching departments of the universities. Results reveal that majority of the students have an average level of attitude towards digital reading and the male students have more positive attitudes towards digital reading than the female students. Further the results reveal that there is no significant discipline and university wise difference in the ...


Design Thinking As A Common Language Between Higher Education And Employers, Johnna Denning-Smith Oct 2020

Design Thinking As A Common Language Between Higher Education And Employers, Johnna Denning-Smith

Dissertations

This qualitative study explores student skill preparedness for the work force through semi-structured interviews and focus groups with current college students, faculty members, and employers. Responses from study participants were transcribed, coded, and thematically organized into the following four categories of skills that employers seek in recent college graduates: critical thinking skills, resiliency, workplace skills, and discipline specific skills. The findings include participant perceptions of the importance of these skills and whether higher education effectively prepares recent graduates for the workforce. As part of this discussion, design thinking is presented as a bridge between these groups and as a solution ...


Exploring The Usage Pattern Of Smartphone For Academic Pursuit: A Case Study Of Utkal University, Satyajit Nayak, Kunwar Singh, Ramesh Kuri, Abhimanyu Pradhan, Dillip Kumar Parida, Madan Singh Oct 2020

Exploring The Usage Pattern Of Smartphone For Academic Pursuit: A Case Study Of Utkal University, Satyajit Nayak, Kunwar Singh, Ramesh Kuri, Abhimanyu Pradhan, Dillip Kumar Parida, Madan Singh

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper aims to determine the usage patterns of smartphones by Utkal University students for their academic pursuits. This study uses a survey method to collect data from students at Utkal University. A total of 250 questionnaires were distributed, and 215 duly filled questionnaires were received, with the response rate of 86%. The students expressed that they used smartphones for both general purposes as well as academic purposes. The main aim of this paper is to throw light on how students are using smartphones for their academic purposes without prior training. The study found that 90% of the respondents indicated ...


Law Library Blog (October 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2020

Law Library Blog (October 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (September 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2020

Law Library Blog (September 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Effect Of Social Media Addiction On Reading Culture: A Study Of Nigerian Students, Isaac E. Anyira, Obiora Kingsley Udem Aug 2020

Effect Of Social Media Addiction On Reading Culture: A Study Of Nigerian Students, Isaac E. Anyira, Obiora Kingsley Udem

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The main purpose of this study is to examine the effects of social media addiction on reading culture of Nigerian students in higher institutions of learning. An online survey was sent to 1500 students of higher institutions in Nigeria during the Lockdown necessitated by the outbreak of the dreaded Corona Virus (Covid-19) Pandemic. A total of 1300 questionnaires were completed and returned. This implies 86.7% return rate. Data was analyzed using graphical charts. The findings of the study showed that social media mostly used by student include Facebook, followed by WhatsApp, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Wordpress, Snapchat, Reddit, respectively ...


Thirty-Two Ouachita Students Named To Who's Who, Ashly Stracener, Madison Cresswell, Ouachita News Bureau, Justin Trostle Aug 2020

Thirty-Two Ouachita Students Named To Who's Who, Ashly Stracener, Madison Cresswell, Ouachita News Bureau, Justin Trostle

Press Releases

Thirty-two students from Ouachita Baptist University will be included in the latest edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The students were chosen by Ouachita’s faculty, staff and the 2020 senior class based on their academic performance, leadership in extracurricular activities, community service and potential for success.


Social Networking Sites Acts As A Platform For Sharing Knowledge And Creative Ideas: A Study Of University Students In Tamil Nadu, India, Rathika N, Thanuskodi S Aug 2020

Social Networking Sites Acts As A Platform For Sharing Knowledge And Creative Ideas: A Study Of University Students In Tamil Nadu, India, Rathika N, Thanuskodi S

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social networking sites, over the years have changed from few user based sites into a phenomena that has become a platform for huge number of users. However, the growth and development of social networking sites have brought great concerns on parents and educational authorities with respect to potential risks that are facing the university students as they use online social networking frequently for gathering information. The risk associated with social networking sites when used for oral communication rather than face-to-face communication results in damaging interpersonal communication among the users. Although social networking brings convenience in connecting with people far away ...


Law Library Blog (August 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Aug 2020

Law Library Blog (August 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Law School News: Remembering John Lewis 07-18-2020, Michael M. Bowden Jul 2020

Law School News: Remembering John Lewis 07-18-2020, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Preparing First Year Students For Online Learning In Digital Academia: Smu Libraries’ Peer Advisors Step Forward, Zhenyan Li, Constance Tan, Shubhangi Gupta Jul 2020

Preparing First Year Students For Online Learning In Digital Academia: Smu Libraries’ Peer Advisors Step Forward, Zhenyan Li, Constance Tan, Shubhangi Gupta

Research Collection Library

With the new normal being online learning or a hybrid thereof, the academic community is quickly trying to upskill themselves including librarians. But what about incoming first year students? Who and what support networks are being created to help them navigate the different facets of online learning? In this presentation, participants will learn about SMU Libraries’ Library Peer Advisors (LPA) initiative. LPAs provide peer-to-peer support by students for students in areas such as citation help, effective use of databases and introducing new students to the physical libraries through tours. Research shows that peer-assisted learning is beneficial in providing supportive social ...


Evaluating College Access Programs: The Emerging Leaders Program Impact On College Enrollment For Hispanic And Immigrant Youth, Juan Zamarripa Jun 2020

Evaluating College Access Programs: The Emerging Leaders Program Impact On College Enrollment For Hispanic And Immigrant Youth, Juan Zamarripa

Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development—Student Research

The Emerging Leaders Program is a series of workshops targeted at Hispanic and immigrant first-generation students geared towards improving the likelihood they enroll in college. The present study uses different regression techniques and matching algorithms that incorporate propensity scores to estimate the average treatment effect on the treated of the Emerging Leaders Program. This study used participants from the High School Longitudinal Survey of 2009 to create a synthetic control group, Emerging Leaders Program student applications for data on participants, and the National Student Clearinghouse for college enrollment data. The findings indicate that the Emerging Leaders Program increased the probability ...


Law School News: Dean's Distinguished Service Award: Raquel Ortiz 05-22-2020, Michael M. Bowden May 2020

Law School News: Dean's Distinguished Service Award: Raquel Ortiz 05-22-2020, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Attitude And Use Of Online Public Access Catalogue By Students Of Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria, Kennedy Arebamen Eiriemiokhale Phd, Sodiq Olayinka Oladimeji Apr 2020

Attitude And Use Of Online Public Access Catalogue By Students Of Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria, Kennedy Arebamen Eiriemiokhale Phd, Sodiq Olayinka Oladimeji

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper examined the attitude and use of online public access catalogue (OPAC) by students of Kwara State University, Malete. The objectives of the study were to: (i) examine the attitude of Kwara State University students towards OPAC; and (ii) ascertain student’s frequency of use of OPAC. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 11, 855 undergraduate students in Kwara State University. Sample size of 378 was drawn from the population using a multi-staged sampling approach of proportional and simple random sampling techniques. Three hundred and seventy eight (378) copies of the ...


Law Library Blog (April 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Apr 2020

Law Library Blog (April 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Policy Problems: Preparing Students For The “Real World”, Shannon Mckechnie Apr 2020

Policy Problems: Preparing Students For The “Real World”, Shannon Mckechnie

Education Publications

Employability of students has risen as a key indicator of success of institutions, alongside an increased focus on policy for skills development in Canada. In Ontario, a hub for Canada’s economy, the issue of the “skills gap” has sustained interest as a significant but contested policy issue in public post-secondary education (Viczko, Lorusso, & McKechnie, 2019). Directed by policy and by public demand, significant resources at universities are invested into efforts to increase students’ skills capacities, career prospects, and overall employability. For student affairs staff (SAS), developing student career readiness and employability is central to many portfolios of our work ...


Law Library Blog (March 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Mar 2020

Law Library Blog (March 2020): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Funding As Correlates Of Library Service Delivery For Students With Special Needs In North Central Nigeria, E. C. Madu (Ph.D), Mary Andrew Gomna, Isaiah Michael Omame (Cln), Fatimah Abduldayan Jibril Feb 2020

Funding As Correlates Of Library Service Delivery For Students With Special Needs In North Central Nigeria, E. C. Madu (Ph.D), Mary Andrew Gomna, Isaiah Michael Omame (Cln), Fatimah Abduldayan Jibril

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This paper assessed funding as correlates of library service delivery in schools which have students with special needs in North central, Nigeria. The study was guided by three objectives and three corresponding research questions. Survey research design method was adopted for the study. The total population for the study was three hundred and nine (309) secondary school students in the three schools which have students with special needs. A total of two hundred and forty six (246) copies of questionnaire were filled, returned and found usable for the analysis representing 80% response rate. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data ...


Achievement Of The Sustainable Development Goals Through Lis Education In Africa, Tolulope Balogun Jan 2020

Achievement Of The Sustainable Development Goals Through Lis Education In Africa, Tolulope Balogun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations can be achieved through teaching, research and innovation. The Sustainable Development Goals advocate that all learners will have the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development. The use of scholarly e-resources offers quality academic resources which contribute greatly to teaching, research and innovation. Thus, purpose of the study was to examine the awareness, perception and use of scholarly e-resources by Library and Information Science (LIS) students in Africa.

The paper is based on research paper related to the topic of the article. The study revealed that despite efforts by ...


Going In Thinking Process, Coming Out Transformed: Reflections And Recommendations From A Qualitative Research Course, Donald Mitchell Jr., Elizabeth Byron, Jeffrey Cross, Oj Oleka, Stephanie Van Eps, Phyllis Clark, Natalie Sajko Jan 2020

Going In Thinking Process, Coming Out Transformed: Reflections And Recommendations From A Qualitative Research Course, Donald Mitchell Jr., Elizabeth Byron, Jeffrey Cross, Oj Oleka, Stephanie Van Eps, Phyllis Clark, Natalie Sajko

Faculty Publications

This article presents reflections and suggestions of an instructor and students from a doctoral-level qualitative research course. Given qualitative research courses often lack guidance for best practices and the well-being of doctoral students learning qualitative research is often overlooked, the purpose of this article is threefold: 1) to provide an introductory skeleton for designing a qualitative research course that is structured for classmates to interview each other throughout the semester, what the authors call a student-as-researcher-and-participant design; 2) to provide student reflections from the course; and finally, 3) to offer recommendations for using a student-as-researcher-and participant design for a qualitative ...


Social Value And Its Impact Through Widening Participation: A Review Of Four Programs Working With Primary, Secondary & Higher Education Students, Jioji Ravulo, Shannon Said, Jim Micsko, Gayl Purchase Jan 2020

Social Value And Its Impact Through Widening Participation: A Review Of Four Programs Working With Primary, Secondary & Higher Education Students, Jioji Ravulo, Shannon Said, Jim Micsko, Gayl Purchase

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

In 2017 the Office of Widening Participation conducted a program- wide analysis of the Social Return On Investment (SROI) to evaluate the impact of four Widening Participation programs at Western Sydney University (WSU). The programs evaluated were Fast Forward, Strive Towards Educational Participation and Success (STEPS), First Foot Forward, and Pasifika Achievement To Higher Education (PATHE). The overlapping aim amongst the four programs is to increase higher education participation rates, particularly for students coming from low socio-economic backgrounds. The SROI framework provided a holistic analysis by intertwining qualitative and quantitative data. The analysis showed that each program-albeit with differences-produced a ...


Advising The Online Student: A Breakout Of Advising Frequency, Preferences, And Satisfaction Of Online Students, Maeghen Macdonald, Brittani Wyskocil Garcia Jan 2020

Advising The Online Student: A Breakout Of Advising Frequency, Preferences, And Satisfaction Of Online Students, Maeghen Macdonald, Brittani Wyskocil Garcia

University Administration Publications

This breakout study reviews the findings of a 2017 study of Penn State University's World Campus undergraduate online students. The study surveyed students to report demographic, academic, preferences, and satisfaction information and sought to develop relationships between these variables by their levels of academic success. This breakout study focuses on the findings related to three of the study's variables: academic advising frequency, interaction preference, and satisfaction of undergraduate online students.


The Invisible Line: Students As Partners Or Students As Colleagues?, Michelle J. Eady, Corinne Green Jan 2020

The Invisible Line: Students As Partners Or Students As Colleagues?, Michelle J. Eady, Corinne Green

Faculty of Social Sciences - Papers (Archive)

No abstract provided.


Online Learning's Impact On Mental Health, Alexandria Palmieri Jan 2020

Online Learning's Impact On Mental Health, Alexandria Palmieri

English Department: Research for Change - Wicked Problems in Our World

Due to the global pandemic education has evolved and started online learning. While online learning is helping it brings its own set of problems and impacts. This paper will talk about 3 aspects of online learning, social interaction, motivation, and participation and how students’ mental health is being impacted. The paper includes a research study done by giving a number of college aged students a survey. The survey asked questions about the 3 aspects of online learning and how each of them impact students’ mental health as well as ways to relieve the stress and lessen the impact of online ...


Screening For Depression Among A Sample Of Us College Students Who Engage In Recreational Prescription Opioid Misuse, Robert E. Davis, Martha A. Bass, M. Allison Wade, Vinayak K. Nahar Jan 2020

Screening For Depression Among A Sample Of Us College Students Who Engage In Recreational Prescription Opioid Misuse, Robert E. Davis, Martha A. Bass, M. Allison Wade, Vinayak K. Nahar

Faculty and Student Publications

© 2020 The Author(s). Background: Among student populations, literature has identified associations between prescription opioid misuse and symptoms of depression such as hopelessness, sadness, and emotional pain. Thus far, existing literature has yet to investigate associations between prescription opioid misuse and depression using validated screening instruments for depression when exploring such associations. The purpose of this study was to utilize a validated screening tool to explore quantifiable presence of depression among college students who engage in recreational prescription opioid misuse (RPOM). Additionally, gender differences in depression and co-occurring substance use are examined. Methods: Students (n = 104) of a large university ...