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Characteristics Of Award-Winning Children’S Books About Agriculture: An Analysis Of Content, And The Perspectives Of Authors, Illustrators, And Publishers, Addison L. Beckham Dec 2023

Characteristics Of Award-Winning Children’S Books About Agriculture: An Analysis Of Content, And The Perspectives Of Authors, Illustrators, And Publishers, Addison L. Beckham

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this two-article qualitative study was to characterize children's literature about agriculture and to describe the perceptions of authors and illustrators who are responsible for writing and designing these successful publications. This will result in the ability of organizations like Feeding Minds Press to provide writers, illustrators, and publishers with effective strategies and techniques to improve the accuracy and overall quality of children’s literature about agriculture. Few parameters exist for authors of children’s books about agriculture (Biser, 2007). These parameters are necessary to ensure the quality and accuracy of these educational efforts (Serafini, 2012). Though Feeding Minds Press …


Predicting The Pebcak: A Quantitative Analysis Of How Cybersecurity Education, Literacy, And Awareness Affect Individual Preparedness., Annie Goodman May 2023

Predicting The Pebcak: A Quantitative Analysis Of How Cybersecurity Education, Literacy, And Awareness Affect Individual Preparedness., Annie Goodman

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

This essay explores the relationship between individuals' cybersecurity education, literacy, awareness, and preparedness. While cybersecurity is often associated with complex hacking scenarios, the majority of data breaches and cyber-attacks result from individuals inadvertently falling prey to phishing emails and malware. The lack of standardized education and training in cybersecurity, coupled with the rapid expansion of technology diversity, raises concerns about individuals' cybersecurity preparedness. As individuals are the first line of defense and the weakest link in cybersecurity, understanding the influence of education, literacy, and awareness on their adherence to best practices is crucial. This work aims to survey a diverse …


Individual Research Consultations And Undergraduate Social Work Students: Understanding Feelings, Thoughts, And Actions During The Information Search Process, Patrick Leeport May 2023

Individual Research Consultations And Undergraduate Social Work Students: Understanding Feelings, Thoughts, And Actions During The Information Search Process, Patrick Leeport

Education Doctorate Dissertations

The purpose of this qualitative case study is to build an understanding of the impact of individual research consultations (IRCs) on upper-level undergraduate social work students’ feelings, thoughts, and actions during the information search process. The purpose and research questions of this study were guided by Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process framework (Kuhlthau, 2004). Seven student participants were sampled from a social work research seminar course at a regional university in northern Minnesota. The information search processes of participants were recorded before and after an IRC with a liaison librarian, using screencast videography (SCV) methods. SCV methods involved having participants share …


Epistemological Insecurity In The Anthropocene, Dustin Purvis Jan 2023

Epistemological Insecurity In The Anthropocene, Dustin Purvis

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports

This dissertation analyzes how increased mainstream awareness of climate change and other complex environmental phenomena transforms some of the basic tools we use to understand the world, including notions of agency, evidence, and causality. More specifically, this project highlights numerous contemporary literary and cultural narratives that formally and thematically depict impromptu systems of action and comprehension developed by humans confronting the unique forms of information overload that result from damaged and rapidly changing environments. Following critics like Ulrich Beck, Rob Nixon, and Stacy Alaimo, I suggest our current era of ecological instability and destructive environmental practices dictate what I refer …


Digital Readiness Of Container Terminals For Digital Technology Adoption: A Case Study Of Vietnam, Anh Tuấn Vu Oct 2022

Digital Readiness Of Container Terminals For Digital Technology Adoption: A Case Study Of Vietnam, Anh Tuấn Vu

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Determination Of Port Automation Levels Using An Analytic Hierarchical Process : A Case Study For The Port Of Colombo, Waruna Lasantha De Silva Amarathunga Oct 2022

The Determination Of Port Automation Levels Using An Analytic Hierarchical Process : A Case Study For The Port Of Colombo, Waruna Lasantha De Silva Amarathunga

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Measurement Of Digital Maturity In Liner Shipping Companies’ Business Models, Lukas Muthee Maganjo Oct 2022

Measurement Of Digital Maturity In Liner Shipping Companies’ Business Models, Lukas Muthee Maganjo

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Digital Maturity Level On Port Operations In Africa, Joyce Wanjiru Kaburu Oct 2022

The Impact Of The Digital Maturity Level On Port Operations In Africa, Joyce Wanjiru Kaburu

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Digital Competences Framework For Seafarers: A Case Study Of Navigation Officers, Latifa Oumouzoun Oct 2022

Digital Competences Framework For Seafarers: A Case Study Of Navigation Officers, Latifa Oumouzoun

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Recreational Nastiness Or Playful Mischief? Contrasting Perspectives On Internet Trolling Between News Media And Avid Internet Users, Yimin Chen Jun 2022

Recreational Nastiness Or Playful Mischief? Contrasting Perspectives On Internet Trolling Between News Media And Avid Internet Users, Yimin Chen

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The term “internet trolling” has come to encompass a wide range of disparate behaviours: ranging from abusive speech and computer hacking to sarcastic humour and friendly teasing. While some of these behaviours are clearly antisocial and, in extreme cases, criminal, others are harmless and can even be prosocial. Previous studies have shown that self-identified internet trollers tend to credit internet trolling’s poor reputation to misunderstanding and overreaction from people unfamiliar with internet culture and humour, whereas critics of trolling have argued that the term has been used to downplay and gloss over problematic transgressive behaviour. As the internet has come …


Digital Equity: Difficulties Of Implementing The 1:1 Computing Initiative In Low-Income Areas, Demetric D. Williams May 2022

Digital Equity: Difficulties Of Implementing The 1:1 Computing Initiative In Low-Income Areas, Demetric D. Williams

Dissertations

Successful One-to-One Computing Initiative implementation requires educators to communicate and collaborate effectively with everyone in the learning community. However, other factors such as teacher’s professional development, student’s perception, and parent’s perception often affect the implementation of the One-to-One Computing Initiative. School districts, which serve low-income areas in Mississippi, have difficulties ensuring students and communities have access to the information technology they need to participate outside the school setting. The concept is often called digital equity. However, when officials do not address the capacity, there is a vital threat to the participants’ civic, cultural, employment, lifelong learning, and access to essential …


Digital Searching: A Grounded Theory Study On The Modern Search Experience, Nicolas Armando Parés Jan 2022

Digital Searching: A Grounded Theory Study On The Modern Search Experience, Nicolas Armando Parés

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This Grounded theory study explores US adults' modern information search process as they pursue information through digital search user interfaces and tools. To study the current search process, a systematic grounded theory methodology and two data collection methods, a think-aloud protocol and semi-structured interviews, are used to develop the theory. The emerging theory addressed two tightly connected research questions that asked, “What is the process by which humans search and discover information?” and “What is the process by which search and discovery interfaces and tools support the modern search process?”

The study collects participant data from US adults who have …


Integration Of Blockchain Technology Into Automobiles To Prevent And Study The Causes Of Accidents, John Kim Dec 2021

Integration Of Blockchain Technology Into Automobiles To Prevent And Study The Causes Of Accidents, John Kim

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Automobile collisions occur daily. We now live in an information-driven world, one where technology is quickly evolving. Blockchain technology can change the automotive industry, the safety of the motoring public and its surrounding environment by incorporating this vast array of information. It can place safety and efficiency at the forefront to pedestrians, public establishments, and provide public agencies with pertinent information securely and efficiently. Other industries where Blockchain technology has been effective in are as follows: supply chain management, logistics, and banking. This paper reviews some statistical information regarding automobile collisions, Blockchain technology, Smart Contracts, Smart Cities; assesses the feasibility …


The Nature Of Informal Educators In Science Centers, Science Museums And Zoos: Case Studies Of Personnel, Practices, Programs, Outreach And Organization, Courtney Erickson Dec 2021

The Nature Of Informal Educators In Science Centers, Science Museums And Zoos: Case Studies Of Personnel, Practices, Programs, Outreach And Organization, Courtney Erickson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Informal Science Centers provide educational experiences for people across the country daily. While the terminology is often similar, there are differences between institutions, often determined by mission, organizational structure, and experience. The purpose of this study was to identify shared experiences and unique characteristics of eight informal science centers around the country. The significance of the study was to add to the understanding of informal science educators' responsibilities, organizational structure, decision-making process, and development. Data for the study was collected using qualitative measures through a researcher-created interview, sent to fifteen institutions, after the recommendation from two well-known informal science researchers. …


A Study Of Information Literacy Instruction And Its Impact On Stem Students At Hbcus, Dawn Ventress Kight Aug 2021

A Study Of Information Literacy Instruction And Its Impact On Stem Students At Hbcus, Dawn Ventress Kight

Electronic Dissertations and Theses

In today’s complex information environment, students are entering college underprepared and lacking Information Literacy (IL) skills as they matriculate in STEM disciplines. Some universities have not developed effective systematic approaches for IL instructional programs to aid students in developing necessary 21st century IL skills. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate Information Literacy (IL) instruction and the impact it has on student achievement for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. This qualitative research followed a transcendental phenomenological approach by documenting and giving voice to the lived experiences of participants at HBCUs in a Southern …


Academic Librarian Experiences And Perceived Value Of Oer Professional Development: A Case Study, Elaine Thornton Jul 2021

Academic Librarian Experiences And Perceived Value Of Oer Professional Development: A Case Study, Elaine Thornton

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Academic librarianship is a constantly changing profession. Open education librarianship has developed as an area of specialization. Effective continuing professional development (CPD) for learning about open educational resources (OER) is needed to meet academic librarians' knowledge and training needs engaged in this area. This narrative case study examines the experiences and perceptions of academic librarians who completed a structured open education leadership program. Interviews were conducted with a selection of program fellows to capture the personal perspectives of the program participants. These interview narratives were transcribed and, alongside program curriculum and participant projects, utilized to answer the study's research questions …


Critical Information Literacy And Collections: Developing Praxis For Public Libraries, Lesley Garrett Nov 2020

Critical Information Literacy And Collections: Developing Praxis For Public Libraries, Lesley Garrett

Liberal Arts Capstones

Public libraries play an active role in building equitable, democratic communities by promoting critical information literacy, most notably in their collections development. Critical Information Literacy builds on the standard information literacy definitions by adding an analysis of political, economic, social and corporate systems that “have power and influence over information production, dissemination, access, and consumption" (Gregory and Higgins, 2013). This project includes a zine created to introduce an adaptation of Paulo Freire's banking concept of education for libraries, as well as note the continued work needed to develop a praxis for critical public librarianship.


User Experience As A Rhetorical Medium: User At The Intersection Of Audience, Reader And Actor, Áine Doyle May 2020

User Experience As A Rhetorical Medium: User At The Intersection Of Audience, Reader And Actor, Áine Doyle

English Honors Theses

The goal of this project is to demonstrate how digital interfaces are bodies of visual language that can be “close-read” and interpreted critically, just like any other traditional text; digital user interfaces, like poetry and novels, have form and content that complement and shape the meaning and interpretation of the other. It is meant to encourage academic discussions about digital interfaces to go beyond whether social media is “good” or “bad” to how digital interfaces are structured, why they are structured the way they are, and what effects these structures have on the way they communicate information and content to …


Plan De Servicio De Información Local Para La Participación Ciudadana En La Biblioteca Pública Soledad Rengifo. Ibagué, Tolima, Yudy Paola Fajardo Reyes, Ingrid Johanna Fuentes Morales Jan 2020

Plan De Servicio De Información Local Para La Participación Ciudadana En La Biblioteca Pública Soledad Rengifo. Ibagué, Tolima, Yudy Paola Fajardo Reyes, Ingrid Johanna Fuentes Morales

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

El presente trabajo nace del desarrollo de la práctica social de la Convocatoria de Estímulos del 2012 del Ministerio de Cultura y la Biblioteca Nacional, por tanto, surge la sistematización de la experiencia por medio de un estudio de caso, realizado en la Biblioteca Pública Soledad Rengifo. A partir de lo anterior se dispuso el diseño de un Plan de Servicio de Información Local (SIL) como requisito de Grado para optar por el título de Profesional de Sistemas de Información Bibliotecología y Archivística. Por tal motivo, surge la necesidad de concienzar a todas las comunidades en general (docentes, investigadores, profesionales …


Portraits Of Professional Collaboration: Faculty-Librarian Teaching Partnerships, Carrie L. Forbes Jan 2020

Portraits Of Professional Collaboration: Faculty-Librarian Teaching Partnerships, Carrie L. Forbes

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Many regional accrediting organizations for higher education have embraced information literacy as a key component for both student success and student learning outcomes. Through embedded librarianship practices, librarians are now taking a leading role in developing and promoting users’ information literacy skills and in adopting an active classroom teaching approach. Faculty-librarian team teaching is a best practice for integrating information literacy into the higher education curricula, but the extant research has largely focused on the barriers to collaboration. Using Walsh and Kahn’s (2010) model of “collaborative working” as a conceptual framework, this dissertation explores the qualities and characteristics of four …


Evaluación Del Impacto De Los Programas De Alfabetización Informacional De La Biblioteca La Victoria, Ronald Alfonso Villalba Paramo Jan 2020

Evaluación Del Impacto De Los Programas De Alfabetización Informacional De La Biblioteca La Victoria, Ronald Alfonso Villalba Paramo

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La presente Investigación muestra el impacto de la Alfabetización Informacional en el adulto mayor de la Biblioteca la Victoria Ubicada en Bogotá zona San Cristóbal, respondiendo a la pregunta ¿Cuál es el impacto de los programas de Alfabetización Informacional de la Biblioteca la Victoria? y como los contenidos de enseñanza de la biblioteca pública son relevantes para que el adulto mayor sea incluido en una sociedad abordada por la tecnología, donde la Biblioteca Pública tiene un papel crucial para que el adulto mayor sea una persona, Alfabetizada en tecnología y temas de actualidad académica. Los programas de Alfabetización Informacional, el …


Exploring Secondary Students’ Abilities In Judging The Credibility Of Digital Content On The Internet, Katie Dailey Jan 2020

Exploring Secondary Students’ Abilities In Judging The Credibility Of Digital Content On The Internet, Katie Dailey

Masters Theses

The shift from print to digital environments has created an opportunity and responsibility for educators to focus on instructional planning and practices that reflects the growing complexity of online texts students helping to ensure that their students are information literate. The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore the how 83 eleventh grade high school English students judge the credibility of information on the internet. The researcher used methodological triangulation to qualitatively analyze by comparing and aligning data from the survey results, observations of students during class discussions, responses to class assignments, and the quality ratings of students’ think-aloud …


Análisis Del Comportamiento Informativo De Los Usuarios De La Biblioteca Pública De Mosquera, San Juan Bosco, Estudio De Caso, Jorge Hernando Siatoya Rico Jan 2020

Análisis Del Comportamiento Informativo De Los Usuarios De La Biblioteca Pública De Mosquera, San Juan Bosco, Estudio De Caso, Jorge Hernando Siatoya Rico

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

Con el desarrollo de la investigación, se presentan los aspectos más relevantes que componen y relacionan el comportamiento informativo de los usuarios de la Biblioteca Pública San Juan Bosco del municipio de Mosquera, en donde se analizan los aspectos que los identifican, así como sus características. Para tal caso, se tomaron los modelos existentes sobre el comportamiento informativo, para realizar el análisis comparativo del comportamiento informativo, tomando para ello el punto de vista de la biblioteca pública y la perspectiva de las diferentes tipologías de usuarios que frecuentan la biblioteca del Municipio de Mosquera.


Examining Student Perspectives On Information Literacy, Kathleen Conklin Brenner Jul 2019

Examining Student Perspectives On Information Literacy, Kathleen Conklin Brenner

All Theses And Dissertations

The American Library Association released its Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education in response to the changing needs and demographics of today’s digital native students. This study was designed to ascertain first-year undergraduate students’ definitions and perspectives of information literacy to determine how they are aligned to the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) six frames of information literacy. The overarching research question was: How is the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework for Information Literacy aligned to first-year undergraduate student expectations of information literacy instruction? The following supplemental research questions supported the study:
1. How do …


El Papel Del Museo Nacional De Colombia Como Centro De Información Al Servicio De La Formación Ciudadana, Andrea Sánchez Cabrera, Ponce León Valencia Chaux Jan 2019

El Papel Del Museo Nacional De Colombia Como Centro De Información Al Servicio De La Formación Ciudadana, Andrea Sánchez Cabrera, Ponce León Valencia Chaux

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Marketing Digital Aplicado A Productos Y Servicios Innovadores Para La Biblioteca Rural De Moniquirá, Angie Lorena Aragón Perilla, Cristian Camilo Fontecha Álvarez Jan 2019

Marketing Digital Aplicado A Productos Y Servicios Innovadores Para La Biblioteca Rural De Moniquirá, Angie Lorena Aragón Perilla, Cristian Camilo Fontecha Álvarez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

En este trabajo se presenta una propuesta de marketing digital aplicado a los productos y servicios innovadores para la biblioteca rural de Moniquirá, para lo cual se identifica el perfil socio informativo de los usuarios de la biblioteca, se determina el tipo de productos y servicios apropiados para el perfil de esos usuarios y se definen las diferentes fases de la propuesta. El trabajo incluye la construcción del estado del arte del tema, el desarrollo del marco teórico necesario para el cumplimiento de los objetivos, el diseño y la aplicación de los instrumentos de encuestas y entrevistas necesarios para el …


Propuesta Para La Creación De Una Biblioteca Rural En La Vereda De Apartadero-Ubaté, Rudy Adriana Sánchez Pineda Jan 2019

Propuesta Para La Creación De Una Biblioteca Rural En La Vereda De Apartadero-Ubaté, Rudy Adriana Sánchez Pineda

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La investigación originó una propuesta para la creación de una biblioteca rural en la Vereda de Apartadero la propuesta se llevó a cabo aspectos claves tales como se puede realizar un proceso con una comunidad rural y como llevar información al alcance de ellos por medio de una biblioteca para ello se tuvo que conocer el pilar fundamental desde las Bibliotecas Públicas de los municipios y como promueven servicios a dichas comunidades, también conocer un poco más de las bibliotecas rurales en todos los ámbitos locales, nacional e internacional con el fin de estar al tanto cómo se maneja en …


Programa De Lectura Para La Participación Ciudadana Desde La Biblioteca Escolar Del Colegio Distrital Rafael Núñez, Alejandra Muñoz Ochoa Jan 2019

Programa De Lectura Para La Participación Ciudadana Desde La Biblioteca Escolar Del Colegio Distrital Rafael Núñez, Alejandra Muñoz Ochoa

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Propuesta De Un Plan De Desarrollo Enfocado En Mejorar El Acceso A La Información De La Biblioteca Municipal Camilo Torres, De Villa De Leyva, Edgar Nicolás Castañeda Rodriguez Jan 2019

Propuesta De Un Plan De Desarrollo Enfocado En Mejorar El Acceso A La Información De La Biblioteca Municipal Camilo Torres, De Villa De Leyva, Edgar Nicolás Castañeda Rodriguez

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.


Estrategias De Promoción De Lectura Dirigidas A Niños Con Discapacidad Cognitiva De La Fundación Santa Rita De Cascia, Laura Michelle León López Jan 2019

Estrategias De Promoción De Lectura Dirigidas A Niños Con Discapacidad Cognitiva De La Fundación Santa Rita De Cascia, Laura Michelle León López

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

No abstract provided.