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Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across The Curriculum, Barbara J. Blakely Duffelmeyer, Anthony Ellertson Dec 2005

Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across The Curriculum, Barbara J. Blakely Duffelmeyer, Anthony Ellertson

English Publications

"Critical Visual Literacy: Multimodal Communication Across the Curriculum" makes the case for expanding the pedagogical space and communication possibilities in undergraduate communication-intensive and linked (learning community) courses by allowing students to create multimodal texts that deal with civic and cultural and/or discipline-specific themes. We argue that, rather than diluting the opportunities for rhetorical education—now comprised of critical literacy, visual literacy, and critical technological literacy in today's increasingly fast-moving visual and electronic cultural environment—multimodal composing more meaningfully reflects the environment in which students receive and generate text today. Using a theory base that draws from the literatures ...


Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley Oct 2005

Learning Streams: A Case Study In Curriculum Integration, Mani Mina, Arun K. Somani, Akhilesh Tyagi, Diane T. Rover, Matthew Feldmann, Mack C. Shelley

Political Science Presentations and Posters

During 2004-2005, the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University in collaboration with educational colleagues in the Research Institute for Studies in Education piloted a new curricula model to improve student learning through vertical integration of educational activities using new program structures. We offered an experimental course sequence during Fall 2004 and Spring 2005, defined as a “learning stream.” A learning stream is a basic element of a novel program structure designed specifically to vertically integrate subject matter across courses. A learning stream merges and re-organizes material to more effectively present and reinforce key ...


Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii Oct 2005

Four Dimensions Of Student Leadership: What Predicts Students' Attitudes Toward Leadership Developrnent?, John Shertzer, Vernon Wall, Alisa Frandsen, Yan Guo, Donald F. Whalen, Mack C. Shelley Ii

Political Science Publications

Multiple regression was performed on four dependent variables derived from the results of a student survey measuring attitudes about student leadership: (a) leadership is important to the student, (b) the student considers himself or herself to be a leader, (c) leadership will be important to the student after college, and (d) leaders need to be able to work in teams or groups. Each of 10 independent variables was a significant predictor of one or more dependent variables.


Promoting Atmospheric, Earth, And Space Sciences In Higher Education, Eugene S. Takle, Donald J. Wuebbles Jul 2005

Promoting Atmospheric, Earth, And Space Sciences In Higher Education, Eugene S. Takle, Donald J. Wuebbles

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

No abstract provided.


High Speed Systems Engineering: A New Trend In Electrical And Computer Engineering, Mani Mina, Robert Weber, Arun K. Somani, Nathan Vanderhorn, Rashmi Bahuguna Jun 2005

High Speed Systems Engineering: A New Trend In Electrical And Computer Engineering, Mani Mina, Robert Weber, Arun K. Somani, Nathan Vanderhorn, Rashmi Bahuguna

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This paper introduces the main ideas and program objectives for High Speed Systems Engineering (HSSE). HSSE (funded by NSF CISE-EAI)1 has been proposed by our team as a new and viable platform for integrating engineering education, research and development. This approach identifies and integrates the common aspects, methodologies, and knowledge bases in Networking, Communication, RF, Microwave, VLSI, Electromagnetic, Optics, and Optical Communication/Networking into a series of classes to be added to a regular/traditional EE program. We will introduce our plans and current implementations of HSSE at the department of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa state University ...


Ethics For Industrial Technology Majors: Need And Plan Of Action, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma Jun 2005

Ethics For Industrial Technology Majors: Need And Plan Of Action, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma

Kurt A. Rosentrater

The recent introduction of sessions dedicated to “Industrial Technology” in the annual ASEE conference is testimony that this discipline has gained its rightful place in the company of engineering and engineering technology. This new level of partnership and collaboration between engineering and technology programs promises to be a step in the right direction for society at large. Engineering and technology majors both supplement and complement each other’s knowledge and skills and it is crucial for educators to build bridges of active interaction. This paper takes aim at one specific as well as basic need in teamwork and interdisciplinary projects ...


Tackling Strategies For Thriving Geoscience Departments, Donald J. Wuebbles, Eugene S. Takle May 2005

Tackling Strategies For Thriving Geoscience Departments, Donald J. Wuebbles, Eugene S. Takle

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Special sessions on thriving geosciences departments and on cyberinfrastructure in the geosciences highlighted the recent 5th AGU Meeting of Heads and Chairs of Earth and Space Science Departments. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 14th meeting of the Heads and Chairs of Programs in Atmospheric, Oceanic, Hydrologic and Related Sciences, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS),and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

“From Surviving to Thriving: Strategies for Advancing University Geoscience Programs in Times of Change” was a topic that drew intense interest. This panel discussion, led by Don Wuebbles (University of Illinois), included panelists ...


Lighten Up Iowa: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Health Promotion Campaign, Ruth E. Litchfield, Joann Muldoon, Gregory Welk, Jim Hallihan, Tim Lane Apr 2005

Lighten Up Iowa: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Health Promotion Campaign, Ruth E. Litchfield, Joann Muldoon, Gregory Welk, Jim Hallihan, Tim Lane

Food Science and Human Nutrition Publications

In Iowa, obesity nearly doubled between 1990 (12.8%) and 2002 (22.9%). Rural areas, like Iowa, tend to have a higher prevalence of obesity and are difficult to reach with health promotion efforts. The Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Games, and Iowa State University Extension deliver Lighten Up Iowa, a friendly team competition promoting physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption. In 2003, Lighten Up Iowa reached 1,400 teams (12,000 Iowans in 99 counties) that logged 2.6 million miles of physical activity and lost 23.5 tons of weight. Pre- and post-surveys indicate significant (p<0.05) increases in physical activity and fruit/vegetable consumption.


Investigating Knowledge Building Dialogues In Networked Communities Of Practice. A Collaborative Learning Endeavor Across Cultures, Elsebeth K. Sorensen, Eugene S. Takle Apr 2005

Investigating Knowledge Building Dialogues In Networked Communities Of Practice. A Collaborative Learning Endeavor Across Cultures, Elsebeth K. Sorensen, Eugene S. Takle

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

We have analyzed data from two online courses, designed to promote collaborative online learning, and in the contexts of two different cultures. Ongoing assessment (self, group, instructor) that actively engages students within the course (as opposed to instructor assessment at the end) is a central feature for achieving collaborative knowledge building in online dialog. Careful articulation and deployment of assessment criteria is a design feature that promotes meta-awareness, which, in turn, together with student-centeredness and operationalization of student experiences in the design of the curriculum, enhances student participation, motivation and ownership in the dialog. From eight years of experience with ...


Schema Theory In The Interior Design Studio, Lori A. Brunner Mar 2005

Schema Theory In The Interior Design Studio, Lori A. Brunner

Art and Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

Gallini (1989) argues that, “the ability to combine a collection of problems into a meaningful representation, or schema facilitates learning” (p. 244). More specifically, Chan (1990) reports, “that the ability of organizing and applying schemata determines a designer’s ability” (p. 78). The purpose of this study was to measure the impact and effectiveness of a conceptual advanced organizer, a database/analysis card model, in the interior design studio. The effectiveness characteristics were examined from four main areas of a design project: 1) organization of information, 2) categorization of information, 3) application of theory, and 4) overall design. The following ...


Learning Storm Dynamics With A Virtual Thunderstorm, William A. Gallus Jr., Cinzia Cervato, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Galen William Faidley, Rex Heer Feb 2005

Learning Storm Dynamics With A Virtual Thunderstorm, William A. Gallus Jr., Cinzia Cervato, Carolina Cruz-Neira, Galen William Faidley, Rex Heer

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

The virtual supercell thunderstorm, scaled to match those commonly observed, can be viewed in a highly immersive CAVE™-like environment (a projection-based virtual reality environment) or on a desktop PC. The virtual storm represents an instant in time during the mature, roughly steady-state stage of a tornadic supercell, and includes such visually realistic features as a wall cloud, tornado, tail cloud, comma-shaped rain region, anvil cloud, mammatus, rear-flank downdraft clear slot, and shelf cloud. Audio representing the roar of the tornado, thunder, rain of varying intensity, and hail has been included.


Iowa State University, Courses And Programs Catalog 2005–2007, Iowa State University Jan 2005

Iowa State University, Courses And Programs Catalog 2005–2007, Iowa State University

Iowa State University Catalog

The Iowa State University Catalog is a two-year publication which lists all academic policies, and procedures. In addition, it includes information for fees, curriculum requirements and first-year courses of study for over 100 undergraduate majors, course descriptions for nearly 5000 undergraduate and graduate courses, and a listing of faculty members at Iowa State University.


Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Two Algebra Measures: Translations And Content Analysis-Multiple Choice, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson Jan 2005

Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Two Algebra Measures: Translations And Content Analysis-Multiple Choice, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This technical report summarizes the results of a study in which we examined the technical adequacy of two potential measures for algebra progress monitoring. Eighty-seven students (11 of whom were receiving special education services) completed two forms of a Translations measure and two forms of a Content Analysis-Multiple Choice measure during each of two data collection sessions. In addition, we gathered data on criterion variables including grades, overall grade point average, teacher ratings of student proficiency, and scores on districtadministered standardized tests, as well as a measure of algebra aptitude. We examined both test-retest and alternate form reliability for both ...


A Unifying Textiles And Clothing Course: Implementing Corporate Aesthetic Management, Ann Marie Fiore Jan 2005

A Unifying Textiles And Clothing Course: Implementing Corporate Aesthetic Management, Ann Marie Fiore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Conference Proceedings and Presentations

With a growing industry focus on branding, textiles and apparel courses should better prepare design and merchandising/marketing students to work together to create brand identity through product and store design.


Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Five Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen Jan 2005

Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Five Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This technical report summarizes the results of a study in which we examined the technical adequacy of five potential measures for algebra progress monitoring. One hundred three students (14 of whom were receiving special education services) completed two forms of a Basic Skills measure, two forms of an Algebra Foundations measure, one form of a Content Analysis-Constructed Response measure, two forms of a Translations measure, and two forms of a Content Analysis-Multiple Choice measure administered over two data collection sessions. Each probe data collection session was repeated to investigate the test-retest reliability of the measures. In addition, we gathered data ...


Differing Perceptions: How Students Of Color And White Students Perceive Campus Climate For Underrepresented Groups, Susan R. Rankin, Robert D. Reason Jan 2005

Differing Perceptions: How Students Of Color And White Students Perceive Campus Climate For Underrepresented Groups, Susan R. Rankin, Robert D. Reason

Robert D Reason

Using a campus climate assessment instrument developed by Rankin (1998), we surveyed students (n = 7,347) from 10 campuses to explore whether students from different racial groups experienced their campus climates differently. Students of color experienced harassment at higher rates than Caucasian students, although female White students reported higher incidence of gender harassment. Further, students of color perceived the climate as more racist and less accepting than did White students, even though white students recognized racial harassment at similar rates as students of color. Implications are offered for understanding campus climates, providing appropriate interventions, and overcoming white privilege and resistance.


Toward A Model Of Racial Justice Ally Development, Robert D. Reason, Elizabeth A. Roosa-Millar, Tara C. Scales Jan 2005

Toward A Model Of Racial Justice Ally Development, Robert D. Reason, Elizabeth A. Roosa-Millar, Tara C. Scales

Robert D Reason

This paper explores the experiences of White college students as they make sense of their race and their roles in racial justice movements. Findings from two separate but related qualitative studies, when viewed together, result in an exploratory model of racial justice ally development. Racial justice allies are White students who actively work against the system of oppression that maintains their power. The model presented in this paper explores how college affects the development of racial justice allies, which may allow student affairs professionals to more effectively encourage this type of development.


Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Four Revised Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen Jan 2005

Reliability And Criterion Validity Of Four Revised Algebra Measures In Districts B And C, Anne Foegen, Jeannette R. Olson, Serkan Perkmen

Project AAIMS Technical Reports

This technical report summarizes the results of a study in which we examined the technical adequacy of four revised measures for algebra progress monitoring. The measures investigated included a Basic Skills probe, an Algebra Foundations probe, a Translations probe, and a Content Analysis-Multiple Choice probe. Revisions to the measures included the addition of a sample page prior to the initial administration of each type of probe and changes to the design templates used to create the Content Analysis-Multiple Choice measure. Seventy-eight students (6 of whom were receiving special education services) completed two forms of a Basic Skills measure, two forms ...


Iowa State University Fact Book, 2004-2005, Iowa State University, Office Of Institutional Research Jan 2005

Iowa State University Fact Book, 2004-2005, Iowa State University, Office Of Institutional Research

Fact Books

No abstract provided.


The Mental Verbs "Think" And "Believe" In Authorial Evaluative "That" Statements: A Corpus Study Of Four Academic Disciplines, Brenda Kathlene Daisy Jan 2005

The Mental Verbs "Think" And "Believe" In Authorial Evaluative "That" Statements: A Corpus Study Of Four Academic Disciplines, Brenda Kathlene Daisy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Field Dependence/ Field Independence: How Do Students Perform In Call-Based Listening Activities?, Mónica Stella Cárdenas-Claros Jan 2005

Field Dependence/ Field Independence: How Do Students Perform In Call-Based Listening Activities?, Mónica Stella Cárdenas-Claros

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


K12 Engineering Education Field Experience, Lawrence James Genalo, Celeste E. Ogren Jan 2005

K12 Engineering Education Field Experience, Lawrence James Genalo, Celeste E. Ogren

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Engineering faculty have offered an engineering literacy course entitled Toying With TechnologySM to elementary and secondary education majors for eight years. Studies have shown that students form many of their overall career and educational attitudes as early as elementary school. Schoolteachers who have an appreciation for technology will likely convey that appreciation to their students. This will, in turn, broaden the horizons of their students regarding the opportunities they may have regarding careers in scientific and engineering disciplines. This appreciation is achieved through various engineering activities, many of which involve LEGO© robotics. Providing field experiences for future teachers so they ...


Update From Animal Science Teaching Section, M. Douglas Kenealy Jan 2005

Update From Animal Science Teaching Section, M. Douglas Kenealy

Animal Industry Report

Student admissions, placement rates and starting salaries for graduates of animal and dairy science remained strong in 2004. Curricula have been revitalized by the creation of new sophomore courses in animal production and the refocus of senior coursework to enhance emphasis on enterprise management. New faculty members joining the teaching program and planning for both a new multi-purpose animal pavilion and a dairy farm near campus have heightened the enthusiasm about the future of animal science education for students and faculty.


Communication During Public Service Encounters: Spanish L1 Immigrant Consumers And English L1 Employees, Robin Lanae Hinders Jan 2005

Communication During Public Service Encounters: Spanish L1 Immigrant Consumers And English L1 Employees, Robin Lanae Hinders

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As the state of Iowa continues to see an influx in 'new immigrants,' English speaking retail and service agency employees often assist consumers who are nonnative speakers of English on a regular basis. This mismatch between language and culture can sometimes cause misunderstanding and discomfort in cross-cultural relationships. Six Hispanic Spanish LI adult consumers and 13 White English LI employees from one rural Iowa community participated in this study. Both groups were asked a series of interview questions to share their perceptions about their ability to communicate with people in the other group. The participants were also asked to consider ...


Do Congressional Academic Earmarks At Public Research Institutions Encourage Research Productivity? , Matthew Lincoln Feldmann Jan 2005

Do Congressional Academic Earmarks At Public Research Institutions Encourage Research Productivity? , Matthew Lincoln Feldmann

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Academic earmarks identified by the U.S. Congress through attachments to funding bills have represented a sizeable and growing revenue stream to institutions of higher education, yet little has been determined about the impacts this funding has on these institutions or the products of these institutions. A study was defined to test the argument that academic earmarks provided support for institutions to build research and development (R&D) infrastructure necessary for competition with peers. The population of interest was all U.S. public research institutions, and the principal research question was whether academic earmarks provided these institutions with increased academic R&D infrastructure as indicated by changes in R&D expenditures between 1993 and 2002. Structural equation path analysis was used to test the relationships among institutional control variables, total academic earmarks received, change in R&D expenditures, and institutional peer rankings over ten years.;The study demonstrated evidence that the practice of congressional academic earmarking at public research institutions did not have an effect on change in R&D expenditures or an effect on peer rankings. Three ...


Roles And Influence Of The Governor's Office In State Policy-Making For Higher Education: A Two-State Case Study , Gregory Scott Nichols Jan 2005

Roles And Influence Of The Governor's Office In State Policy-Making For Higher Education: A Two-State Case Study , Gregory Scott Nichols

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study focused on participant perceptions of roles and perceived influence of state Governors and their staffs in higher education policy-making. Reported increased activity by Governors and their staffs in education policy-making, coupled with increasing public demands and limited or reduced state resources for higher education lend relevance to this topic. Literature also suggests that higher education leaders and state officials may have differing views of their roles in state policy-making processes;The study was designed to capture participant perceptions as to processes, and roles and influence therein, not specific policy outcomes. Given the interpersonal and dynamic nature of the ...


Effects Of Images On The Incidental Acquisition Of Abstract Words, Anne O'Bryan Jan 2005

Effects Of Images On The Incidental Acquisition Of Abstract Words, Anne O'Bryan

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Recently, research has investigated whether glossing individual vocabulary words in a reading text with multimedia annotations-either with text, video, or still images- helps students learn the individual items, and therefore improve comprehension (Chun, Plass, 1996; Al-Seghayer, 2001). The studies, which are built around the assumption that students can learn better and more efficiently when information is presented in more than one mode, revealed a positive correlation between imagery and vocabulary acquisition. However, most studies focusing on teaching vocabulary incidentally with multimedia annotations annotated only the more concrete words which can easily be portrayed using still images or video. Research attempting ...


Early Childhood Education In Sudan Today , Azza Moawia Habib Jan 2005

Early Childhood Education In Sudan Today , Azza Moawia Habib

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to provide empirical data to describe the quality of early childhood education in Sudan. The study was specifically designed to address the following research questions: (1) To describe Sudanese kindergarten programs' administration, teacher characteristics, teachers' perceptions of the National Early Childhood Curriculum, and program quality. (2) To examine the relation between program quality and kindergarten administration (i.e., private and governmental kindergartens). (3) To examine the relations among kindergarten quality and the following factors: program type, teacher education, teacher specialization, teacher experience, teacher training, acceptance of the National Early Childhood Curriculum, adult-child ratio, group ...


New Media Rhetoric And The Attention Economy: Creating A Material Space For The Humanities In The Emerging Technological Structures Of The 21st Century University , Anthony P. Ellertson Jan 2005

New Media Rhetoric And The Attention Economy: Creating A Material Space For The Humanities In The Emerging Technological Structures Of The 21st Century University , Anthony P. Ellertson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This portfolio dissertation, comprised of three articles, seeks to clarify some of the trends and possibilities now open for new media communication by focusing on the material realities of the Web. New media and composition scholars are struggling with the materiality of digital technologies and their implications for pedagogy and literacy, often taking a materialist turn to understand them. The first article presents lessons, theories, student work, and students' interpretations of their work in an attempt to open a discussion on the material goals behind multimodal rhetorical practice. The second article presents a multimodal case study, which examines the creation ...


The Impact In-Class Activities In An Academic Communication Skills Class For International Teaching Assistants (Itas) Have On Avoiding Miscommunication In An Out-Of-Class Simulated Office Hour, Elizabeth Clare Tremmel Jan 2005

The Impact In-Class Activities In An Academic Communication Skills Class For International Teaching Assistants (Itas) Have On Avoiding Miscommunication In An Out-Of-Class Simulated Office Hour, Elizabeth Clare Tremmel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.