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Family Communication And Engagement With Digital Technology: Approaches And Strategies, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones Jun 2022

Family Communication And Engagement With Digital Technology: Approaches And Strategies, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article discusses family engagement with digital technology in inclusive education focusing on the development of caring relationships, diversity of communication skills within family and educational communities, the integration of the classroom and home, and being a media mentor to families. It reviews research related to family engagement with media technology and seeks to provide a flexible guide which may be adapted to diverse environments to assist in developing technology-infused family engagement and communication strategies. The educational practices discussed consider the importance of the family in the technology hybridized classroom and consider socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, and human diversity as factors …


Obstacles Women And Historically Marginalized Racial And Ethnic Groups (Hmreg) Face In The Computer Science Field, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones Jun 2022

Obstacles Women And Historically Marginalized Racial And Ethnic Groups (Hmreg) Face In The Computer Science Field, Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, Linda Wilson-Jones

Journal of Research Initiatives

This article approaches the problem of underrepresentation of women and marginalized ethnic groups in the computer science fields from a developmental learning perspective. It proposes that systemic social barriers need to be addressed to overcome the bias toward women in the technological fields. The article surmises that even though stereotypes have changed in the past few decades, Gender Socialization which begins at birth and intensifies through adolescence contributes to inequalities of education, employment, and empowerment in adult life. It suggests that changing the educational paradigm beginning in early education, may result in more inclusive diverse perspectives, increase representation of women, …


Educating 21st Century Technology Career Professionals: Perspectives On Soft Skills, Scott A. Fillman Nov 2021

Educating 21st Century Technology Career Professionals: Perspectives On Soft Skills, Scott A. Fillman

Education Doctorate Dissertations

This study used the theories of Pedagogical Constructivism, Transformative Learning, and Social and Cultural Capital to understand better the soft skills competencies that need to be imparted to adult learners to thrive in a technological world. The study was set at Midwest Tech Company, a suburban software technology company located outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The research design was qualitative, using a phenomenological approach. Data were collected within interviews, focus group activities, and from documents. Analysis of the data collected revealed lived experiences of career technology professionals that described effective communication, willingness to learn, and the value of mentorship within technology …


Teacher Attitudes Toward Personalized Learning Plans, Micah R. Hayre Mar 2021

Teacher Attitudes Toward Personalized Learning Plans, Micah R. Hayre

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The aim of this research was to analyze Vermont K-8 teachers’ attitudes toward student personalized learning plans with respect to the independent variable of years of personalized learning plans implementation. This was an important study because personalization has become the new trend in Vermont education. The purpose of this study was to bridge a gap in the literature and research surrounding teacher attitudes toward personalized learning plan implementation. Personalized learning plans were being used as a pathway to high school graduation. Determining the attitudes of teachers toward this initiative seemed reasonable given the upswing of this recent trend in education. …


Teachers' Perception Of Student Technology Use, Heather Borowiak Aug 2020

Teachers' Perception Of Student Technology Use, Heather Borowiak

Theses and Dissertations

Students in today’s public school system are bombarded with technology at an early age. These students are expected to learn from technology, but they are often not taught to use the technology. It is a common belief that these students are fully immersed in a world of laptops, tablets, and cell phones before entering the school system and are already prepared to use the technology at school. Evidence to prove devices for each student are beneficial is severely lacking, yet many schools across the United States have adopted the one-to-one program, providing either a tablet, laptop, or other device for …


Learning Strategies Of Secondary School Technology Education Teachers And Their Students, Michael Ray Craft Dec 2019

Learning Strategies Of Secondary School Technology Education Teachers And Their Students, Michael Ray Craft

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The United States has long been known as a nation of innovators and doers, supported by an educational system based on these concepts; however, our school systems have had problems producing students prepared to retain the United States as a global leader. Technology Education is an exception. Technology Education provides the opportunity to apply knowledge, theory, and concepts to real-world applications through the use of activities that encourage innovation and creativity. This study used a quantitative causal comparative design to investigate the learning strategies of secondary school Technology Education teachers and their students, distribution of learning strategies in the Technology …


Measuring Metacognitive Awareness: Applying Multiple, Triangulated, And Mixed-Methods Approaches For An Encompassing Measure Of Metacognitive Awareness, Andrew J. Hughes Jan 2019

Measuring Metacognitive Awareness: Applying Multiple, Triangulated, And Mixed-Methods Approaches For An Encompassing Measure Of Metacognitive Awareness, Andrew J. Hughes

Educational Leadership & Technology Faculty Publications

The article provides an overview of the quantitative analysis of teachers’ metacognitive awareness. The purpose of the overview is to express the need for encompassing measures of metacognition for improving metacognitive awareness in the field of technology and engineering education. The data presented come from using the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory to measure technology and engineering teachers’ metacognitive awareness at the end of 2 specific professional development (PD) programs. The study had a sample size of 21. Participants were combined into 3 groups based on their participation in the PD programs. Group 1 consisted of teachers that actively participated in the …


Using An Engineering Design Process To Bring The Local Community Into The Technology And Engineering Education Classroom, James M. Baker Dec 2018

Using An Engineering Design Process To Bring The Local Community Into The Technology And Engineering Education Classroom, James M. Baker

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023

This plan B project documents the practice of using an authentic project to teach an engineering design process to high school pre-engineering students and documenting the project preparing a manuscript for journal publication.

The manuscript prepared for publication explores the details of working with local business owners and teachers from different departments and curricular foci to design, fabricate, and install an illuminated sign for a local business. This sign project was presented by an alum of the school to provide an authentic project for multiple courses to collaboratively create a solution for a local community business. Twenty-five students in two …


Technology Literacy And Senior Citizens: Online Communication, Privacy And Phone Scams, Christine Hilbert Apr 2018

Technology Literacy And Senior Citizens: Online Communication, Privacy And Phone Scams, Christine Hilbert

VA Engage Journal

This article focuses on the impacts of technology integration among the senior citizen population, and sheds light on some of the daily struggles and issues older technology users encounter. It outlines possible solutions to these problems, including plans of action for seniors' adoption of new technologies. A combination of reflection gained through service-learning and insights from academic articles illustrates situations the senior citizen community may encounter that can cause grievances when using technology. The article explores the need for technology based educational programs for the senior citizen.


Educational Complexity And Professional Development: Teachers' Need For Metacognitive Awareness, Andrew Hughes Jan 2017

Educational Complexity And Professional Development: Teachers' Need For Metacognitive Awareness, Andrew Hughes

Educational Leadership & Technology Faculty Publications

The study was designed to investigate technology and engineering teachers’ metacognitive awareness during specific established teacher practices. The study had a sample size of 18. There were six participants in three groups. Group 1 consisted of teachers that actively participated in Transforming Teaching through Implementing Inquiry (T2I2) professional development program. Group 2 consisted of teachers that were selected for but did not actively participate in T2I2 professional development system. Group 3 consisted of teachers that completed the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards professional development program. To measure the metacognitive awareness of each group, a semi-structured open-ended interview was used. …


Teacher Certification In Technology Education: Differences In Testing Scores Of Alternative And Traditional Certified Teachers, Kenya S. Avant Jan 2015

Teacher Certification In Technology Education: Differences In Testing Scores Of Alternative And Traditional Certified Teachers, Kenya S. Avant

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

New Jersey has utilized alternative certification to combat the shortage caused by technology education (TE) teacher attrition. Research has examined the effectiveness of alternative certification preparation programs for the core academic programs; however, very little research has been performed in the area of TE. The purpose of this study was to (a) evaluate the Praxis scores of teacher candidates in New Jersey seeking licensure in technology education, and (b) determine if there were differences between the TE among teachers completing different preparation programs. The theoretical framework that guided this quantitative study was rooted in Knowles' theory of andragogy, which supported …


An Investigation In The Use Of Memorizing As A Learning Method When Teaching Measurement In A Technology Education Classroom, Joseph R. Porter May 2014

An Investigation In The Use Of Memorizing As A Learning Method When Teaching Measurement In A Technology Education Classroom, Joseph R. Porter

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports, Spring 1920 to Spring 2023

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) has indicated in the objectives for many courses that students need to be able to identify measurements on a conventional ruler including 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16-inch increments (Utah State Office of Education Career and Technology Education Division, 2012, p. 2). This objective is present in Career and Technical Education (CTE) Introduction, a required class for all Utah seventh graders, and is repeated in most of the CTE Technology and Engineering courses offered in the state. In conference with many other technology teachers, it has been observed that although they have taught this …


The Relationship Between Designing And Making, And Creative Design Processes That Could Be Used In Second Level Education., John Walsh Oct 2013

The Relationship Between Designing And Making, And Creative Design Processes That Could Be Used In Second Level Education., John Walsh

Presentations

This presentation was made at the TechnoTeachers Conference 2013. The Technology Teachers Association represents teachers of subjects including Technology, Materials Technology Wood, Technical Graphics, Design & Communication Graphics and Construction Studies. Despite having limited training in Design, these teachers have become the main providers of Design education at second level. This presentation looked at the importance of design to industry, society and beyond. Design in Ireland in general and in particular, how Design is taught in second level education. It considers in brief some methodologies that may be used in the teaching of design in this context. Ultimately, the aim …


Attitudes Of Virginia Technology Education Teachers Toward The Effectiveness Of Their Curriculum, Glenn Patton Aug 2013

Attitudes Of Virginia Technology Education Teachers Toward The Effectiveness Of Their Curriculum, Glenn Patton

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine Virginia technology education teachers' attitudes regarding the effectiveness of their curriculum and resources.


Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Students, Greg K. Arbuckle, Mark Doggett Jan 2012

Creating A State-Wide Transfer Program For Engineering Technology And Technology Management Students, Greg K. Arbuckle, Mark Doggett

Mark Doggett

The primary purpose of the Western Kentucky Pipeline for 2+2+2 Engineering Technology and Technology Management (ET/TM) students program is to significantly increase degree production and workforce preparation in central and western Kentucky through the construction of a long-term sustainable, reproducible model bridging program of cooperation between Western Kentucky University (WKU), Murray State University (MSU) and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The program will significantly increase industrial and technology education opportunities, technology enrollment and two and four-year degree completion. Additionally, this project supports the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) goal to double the overall number of undergraduate …


Simulation Video Games As Learning Tools: An Examination Of Instructor Guided Reflection On Cognitive Outcomes, Kevin R. Wood May 2011

Simulation Video Games As Learning Tools: An Examination Of Instructor Guided Reflection On Cognitive Outcomes, Kevin R. Wood

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Dissertations

Simulation video games potentially offer students the opportunity to participate in activities designed to bring about higher order thinking. Gee (2005b, 2007) elucidates that without the guidance of instructors, humans involved in a simulation experience have a high probability of finding creative but spurious patterns and generalizations that send learners down miseducative paths. The focus of this study is an examination of the function of instructor guided reflection and prior participant interest and exposure to video games in promoting affective and cognitive learning during participant use of single and multiplayer simulation video games in the classroom. One hundred twenty- eight …


Understanding Teacher Users Of A Digital Library Service: A Clustering Approach, Beijie Xu May 2011

Understanding Teacher Users Of A Digital Library Service: A Clustering Approach, Beijie Xu

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

This research examined teachers' online behaviors while using a digital library service—the Instructional Architect (IA)—through three consecutive studies. In the first two studies, a statistical model called latent class analysis (LCA) was applied to cluster different groups of IA teachers according to their diverse online behaviors. The third study further examined relationships between teachers' demographic characteristics and their usage patterns. Several user clusters emerged from the LCA results of Study I. These clusters were named isolated islanders, lukewarm teachers, goal-oriented brokers, window shoppers, key brokers, beneficiaries, classroom practitioners, and dedicated sticky users. …


The Social Validation Of Institutional Indicators To Promote System-Wide Web Accessibility In Postsecondary Institutions, Heather Ann Mariger May 2011

The Social Validation Of Institutional Indicators To Promote System-Wide Web Accessibility In Postsecondary Institutions, Heather Ann Mariger

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

The Internet is an integral part of higher education today. Students, faculty, and staff must have access to the institutional web for essential activities. For persons with disabilities, the web is a double-edged sword. While an accessibly designed website can mitigate or remove barriers, an inaccessible one can make access impossible. If websites that provide necessary information are not accessible, those with disabilities will be unable to independently complete their daily tasks or compete in the modern world.

Project GOALS (Gaining Online Accessible Learning through Self-Study) has developed a document outlining a set of four institutional indicators of Web accessibility. …


In Search Of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Teachers' Initial Foray Into Podcasting In Economics, Kathy Swan, Mark J. Hofer Jan 2011

In Search Of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Teachers' Initial Foray Into Podcasting In Economics, Kathy Swan, Mark J. Hofer

Articles

In this paper, we report on work with eight practicing ninth grade social studies teachers to determine how they chose to integrate podcasting to help their students build on their economic literacy, which includes building both economic concepts and skills. The study is rooted in an interpretivist research paradigm, using the Council for Economic Education's National Voluntary Content Standards in Economics (1997) and Mishra and Koehler's (2006) theory of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) to frame data generation, analysis, and the reporting of results. We found that teachers demonstrated strong technological pedagogical knowledge (TPK) but a lack of technological content …


Pairing Educational Robotics With Geospatial Technologies In Informal Learning Environments, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk Jul 2010

Pairing Educational Robotics With Geospatial Technologies In Informal Learning Environments, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk

Teacher Education Faculty Publications

Educational robotics, when paired with geospatial technologies and taught in an informal educational environment, can be an innovative strategy to teach youth about science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) concepts. However, little is known about the true effects on conceptual knowledge and associated attitudes. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the shortterm effects of a series of five-day summer robotics/geospatial camps held in Nebraska. The study was conducted at six diverse locations and consisted of a five-day 4-H camp experience. The study examined the experiences of 147 youth between the ages of 10 and 15. A pretestposttest quasi-experimental design …


Effects Of Professional Development On Infusing Engineering Design Into High School Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math (Stem) Curricula, Zanj Kano Avery May 2010

Effects Of Professional Development On Infusing Engineering Design Into High School Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math (Stem) Curricula, Zanj Kano Avery

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of professional development (PD) on the infusion of engineering design into high school curricula. Four inservice teachers with backgrounds in physics, chemistry, industrial education, math, and electrical engineering participated in the 2006 National Center of Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE)-sponsored PD workshops at California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) and provided three sources of data that were used to answer the research question, "What are the effects of PD on infusing engineering design into high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula"?

Three major themes emerged from the data. …


Factors Affecting The Longevity Of The Department Of Industrial Technology And Education At Utah State University 1985-2005: A Case Study, Jerry Cloward May 2009

Factors Affecting The Longevity Of The Department Of Industrial Technology And Education At Utah State University 1985-2005: A Case Study, Jerry Cloward

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023

A qualitative case study method was used to discover the factors involved with the longevity of the Technology Education program at Utah State University. The problem was that while there were studies reporting the many Technology Education programs that have been closed there had been no studies on individual programs that have remained open. This study also contains a consolidation of relative information on the program. The primary data was obtained from interviews with the professors involved with the program during the timeframe of the study. The data obtained from the interviews was evaluated and set into themes. The factors …


Examination Of Engineering Design In Curriculum Content And Assessment Practices Of Secondary Technology Education, Todd R. Kelley Jan 2008

Examination Of Engineering Design In Curriculum Content And Assessment Practices Of Secondary Technology Education, Todd R. Kelley

Dissertations

This descriptive study examined the current status of technology education teacher practices with respect to engineering design. Participants were drawn from the current International Technology Education Association (ITEA) high school teacher membership database. A survey instrument gathered data about the extent to which engineering design concepts are incorporated into the curriculum content, and assessment practices employed by secondary technology educators. Moreover, the survey identified challenges faced by technology educators when seeking to implement engineering design. Current curriculum content that addresses engineering design concepts consisted of the following seven subsets: (a) engineering design, (b) engineering analysis, (c) application of engineering design, …


The Silent Death Of Food Technology Rigor In School Curriculum, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann Dec 2007

The Silent Death Of Food Technology Rigor In School Curriculum, Angela Turner, Kurt W. Seemann

Dr Angela Turner

There is a major concern in the world supply of food (Martin, 2007; World Health Organization, 2008). The main response to this world problem is more likely to come from food science and technology innovation, rather than from food hospitality skilling. In acknowledging the scale of this very real issue, we need to ask, are we getting intoxicated with the skills rhetoric given that the social, environmental and technical world students face is increasingly complex, and involves systems whose interactions are difficult to predict? An emerging concern throughout some states is a politically driven lack-lustre vision that fosters a comfort …


Understanding Brigham Young University's Technology Teacher Education Program's Sucess In Attracting And Retaining Female Students, Katrina M. Cox Jul 2006

Understanding Brigham Young University's Technology Teacher Education Program's Sucess In Attracting And Retaining Female Students, Katrina M. Cox

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to attempt to understand why Brigham Young University Technology Teacher Education program has attracted and retained a high number of females. This was done through a self-created survey composed of four forced responses, distributed among the Winter 2006 semester students. Likert-scale questions were outlined according to the five theoretical influences on women in technology, as established by Welty and Puck (2001) and two of the three relationships of academia, as established by Haynie III (1999), as well as three free response questions regarding retention and attraction within the major. Findings suggested strong positive polarity …


The Demand For Industrial Technology And Technology Education Faculty Professors At United States Universities, Cleo Hicks Jr. Jan 2005

The Demand For Industrial Technology And Technology Education Faculty Professors At United States Universities, Cleo Hicks Jr.

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this study, the following goals were developed: 1. Identify the positions available at the university level for professors of Technology Education and Industrial Technology; 2. Determine the demand of Industrial Technology faculty professor positions during the past five years; 3. Deter the demand of Technology Education faculty professor positions during the past five years; 4. Identify the different types of skills and requirements sought in these professions; 5. Determine the technical areas where the greatest need for faculty exists.


Technology Education In Virginia's Private School System, Cara Kimball Jan 2005

Technology Education In Virginia's Private School System, Cara Kimball

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The problem of this study was to determine the extent that Virginia's private schools have incorporated technology education courses into their curriculum.


Tidewater Virginia Technology Education Teacher Professional Development Needs, Richard A. Nash Jan 2005

Tidewater Virginia Technology Education Teacher Professional Development Needs, Richard A. Nash

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following objectives were established to answer this problem: 1. Determine the types of professional development being sought by Tidewater public school technology education teachers; 2. Recommend specific types of professional development that should be made available to Tidewater technology education teachers.


Directions Of Dissertation Research At Universities Preparing Future Technology Education Teacher Educators, David A. Sontos Jan 2005

Directions Of Dissertation Research At Universities Preparing Future Technology Education Teacher Educators, David A. Sontos

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

The following goals were established to explore the dissertation directions and maintain focus on the problem: 1) determine if university faculties had focused research agendas in technology education teacher preparation for doctoral studies and what they were; 2) determine if university programs in technology education teacher preparation allowed students to determine their individual research dissertations and what they were.


Do Distance Learning Students Taking Business And Technology Courses At Olympic College Achieve The Same Grade Point Averages As On-Campus Students In The Same Courses, Steven J. Ericson Jan 2004

Do Distance Learning Students Taking Business And Technology Courses At Olympic College Achieve The Same Grade Point Averages As On-Campus Students In The Same Courses, Steven J. Ericson

OTS Master's Level Projects & Papers

To guide this problem, the following hypothesis was established: 1. There will be no significant difference in the GPAs of online and on-campus students in the same Business and Technology courses at Olympic College.