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Using & Assessing Sketchnoting As A Pedagocical Tool In Ecology, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness Oct 2019

Using & Assessing Sketchnoting As A Pedagocical Tool In Ecology, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

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WHAT IS SKETCHNOTING? Visual, non-linear note taking or knowledge sharing. Visualizing complex information and concepts.


Tools, Processes, Participation: Social Media For Learning, Teaching, And Social Change, Benjamin W. Gleason, Marie K. Heath Mar 2019

Tools, Processes, Participation: Social Media For Learning, Teaching, And Social Change, Benjamin W. Gleason, Marie K. Heath

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Despite attempted pedagogical shifts toward situated learning, social constructivism, and social practice theory, we find pedagogy for social media to remain primarily situated in behaviorist or cognitivist assumptions of learning. Moreover, in an attempt to craft our own participatory pedagogies of social media, we found ourselves returning to metaphors and language rooted in ontological assumptions of objectivism. That is to say, we continually referred to social media as a tool with affordances to be leveraged for learning. In this paper we examine three understandings of social media - as we see them - in literature, pedagogy, and practice. We categorize these understandings ...


#Socialmediaed: Perspectives On Teaching About And With Social Media In Higher Education, Christine Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason, Daniel Krutka, Tonia Dousay, Jeff Carpenter Mar 2019

#Socialmediaed: Perspectives On Teaching About And With Social Media In Higher Education, Christine Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason, Daniel Krutka, Tonia Dousay, Jeff Carpenter

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Within the field of education and informational technology, technologies like social media — near ubiquitous in the lives of today’s high school and college students — raise interesting questions about learning, teaching, literacy, design and democracy for researchers and educators. In this panel we considered multiple perspectives on teaching with and about social media from researchers at five different institutions. Three panelists: Greenhow, Gleason and Krutka all teach variations of a Social Media in Education course within graduate programs at their respective universities and each presented an overview of their course goals and curriculum. Description of these courses was enriched by ...


Intersections Of Design Thinking And Perceptions Of Success For Electrical, Computer, And Software Engineering Students, Sarah Rodriguez, Erin Doran, Paul S. Hengesteg Jan 2019

Intersections Of Design Thinking And Perceptions Of Success For Electrical, Computer, And Software Engineering Students, Sarah Rodriguez, Erin Doran, Paul S. Hengesteg

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Engineering design thinking has become an important part of the educational discussion for both researchers and practitioners. Colleges and universities seek to graduate engineering students who can engage in the complex nature of combining both technical performance with design thinking skills. Prior research has shown that design thinking can be a solution for solving complicated technical and social issues in a holistic, adaptive way. However, little is known about how students make sense of their design thinking experiences and reconcile that into their perceptions of what it means to be a successful engineer. As part of a five-year National Science ...


Implementing Mathematical Modeling For Emergent Bilinguals, Ji Yeong I, Ricardo Martinez, Betsy A. Araujo-Grando Nov 2018

Implementing Mathematical Modeling For Emergent Bilinguals, Ji Yeong I, Ricardo Martinez, Betsy A. Araujo-Grando

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In this study, a researcher collaborated with a middle school mathematics teacher through co-planning, teaching and reflecting upon mathematical modeling lessons to support emergent bilinguals to make sense of mathematics. We investigate how this collaboration impacts the process of co-teaching and co-planning in terms of the interactions between the researcher and the teacher. Our analysis reveals how each role changed and maintained during the collaboration and what factors were discussed to develop and implement modeling-based lessons for emergent bilinguals.


Understanding Collaborations Between Chinese And The U.S. Universities: The Development Of A Typology, Hui Kang, Genshu Lu, Linda S. Hagedorn May 2018

Understanding Collaborations Between Chinese And The U.S. Universities: The Development Of A Typology, Hui Kang, Genshu Lu, Linda S. Hagedorn

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There has been a recent and rapid increase in the number and forms of educational collaborations between the U.S. and China in recent decades. Through the years these collaborations have evolved from the simplest forms of welcome of international students and faculty to complex agreements and even new postsecondary institutions. In this manuscript, we develop a typology to better understand the various varieties of educational collaborations using examples of the various forms between universities in the U.S. and China.


The Best Of All Worlds: Combining The Flipped Classroom, Game-Based Learning, And Learning Communities In A Large Technology Integration Course., Larysa N. Nadolny, Benjamin W. Gleason Mar 2018

The Best Of All Worlds: Combining The Flipped Classroom, Game-Based Learning, And Learning Communities In A Large Technology Integration Course., Larysa N. Nadolny, Benjamin W. Gleason

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This paper presents the use of a combination of pedagogical strategies in teaching a large undergraduate technology integration course. Course revisions include a motivating game-based learning structure, practitioner-focused design, and the flipped classroom model. Students perceived each course change positively with suggestions for refinement.


Examination Of An Emerging Community Of Practice For Instructional Designers: A Descriptive Case Study In A Midwestern University, Jiaqi Yu, Connie Hargrave Jan 2018

Examination Of An Emerging Community Of Practice For Instructional Designers: A Descriptive Case Study In A Midwestern University, Jiaqi Yu, Connie Hargrave

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This study examined the functioning of a group of instructional designers (IDs) in higher education through the lens of Communities of Practice (CoPs). The study particularly focused on whether and how the grouping of experienced and novice IDs operated as an effective CoP from the perspective of novices. The findings indicated that a group of IDs working in a midwestern university was able to cultivate a CoP within a clearly defined domain, a well-established community, and the shared practice with a specific body of knowledge. Particularly from the perspectives of novices, they highlighted the positive impact while participating in the ...


Hybrid Learning In Higher Education: The Potential Of Teaching And Learning With Robot-Mediated Communication, Christine M. Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason Apr 2017

Hybrid Learning In Higher Education: The Potential Of Teaching And Learning With Robot-Mediated Communication, Christine M. Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason

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Blended learning, which combines online and face-to-face pedagogy, is a fast-growing mode of instruction as universities strive for equitable and alternative pathways to course enrollment, retention, and educational attainment. However, challenges to successfully implementing blended instruction are that social presence, or students’ ability to project their personal characteristics into the learning space, is reduced with potential negative effects on student engagement, persistence, and academic achievement. Instructors are experimenting with robot-mediated communication (RMC) to address these challenges. Results from a study of RMC at a large public university suggest that it offers advantages over traditionally used video-conferencing, including affordances for fostering ...


The Making Of An Online Masters Program In The North American Context, Ana-Paula Correia, Connie Hargrave, Patricia Leigh, Clyciane K. Michelini, Dale Niederhauser, Denise Schmidt, Ann D. Thompson Jan 2009

The Making Of An Online Masters Program In The North American Context, Ana-Paula Correia, Connie Hargrave, Patricia Leigh, Clyciane K. Michelini, Dale Niederhauser, Denise Schmidt, Ann D. Thompson

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The department of Curriculum and Instruction at Iowa State University offers a leading residential program of ICT in teacher education. Based on the success of this program, in 2003, faculty members and instructional developers at Iowa State University Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching (http://www.ctlt.iastate.edu) created an online masters program in “Curriculum and Instructional Technology.” This graduate degree program was designed to meet the needs of K-12 teachers who were widely spread across the large mainly rural state of Iowa. This graduate program is described in this presentation as a distance education exemplary case in ...


Lowering The Bar For Creating Model-Tracing Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Stephen Blessing, Stephen B. Gilbert, Steven Ourada, Steven Ritter Jan 2007

Lowering The Bar For Creating Model-Tracing Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Stephen Blessing, Stephen B. Gilbert, Steven Ourada, Steven Ritter

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The main goal of the work presented here is to allow for the broader dissemination of intelligent tutoring technology. To accomplish this goal, we have two clear objectives. First, we want to allow different types of people to author model-tracing intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) than can now do so. Second, we want to enable an author to create a tutor for software that was not initially designed with an ITS in mind. Accomplishing these two objectives should increase the number of such ITSs that are produced. We have created the first iteration of an authoring system that addresses both objectives ...


College Science Via Internet: How Effective Is It?, Kathleen Flickinger, Connie Hargrave Jan 2000

College Science Via Internet: How Effective Is It?, Kathleen Flickinger, Connie Hargrave

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In this paper college science instruction via the Internet is examined from three perspectives: students' on-line learning experiences; a comparative examination of learning on-line versus traditional instruction; and instructors' experiences teaching on-line. The setting was a freshman-level human anatomy / physiology course. Three students participated in a collective case study to describe the learning environment created by the Internet course. Motivation, computer savvy, and self-confidence were important to their success. A quantitative study of the on-line course and the traditional course evaluated the comparative effectiveness of the learning environments. Achievement scores and survey results indicated content understanding and retention were not ...