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Jwu Library By The Numbers 2019-2020, Rosita E. Hopper Jan 2020

Jwu Library By The Numbers 2019-2020, Rosita E. Hopper

About the Library

No abstract provided.


Jwu Library Providence Campus Annual Report 2019-2020, Rosita E. Hopper Jan 2020

Jwu Library Providence Campus Annual Report 2019-2020, Rosita E. Hopper

About the Library

No abstract provided.


Commentary On Distance Education And Transactional Distance, Martin W. Sivula Sep 2019

Commentary On Distance Education And Transactional Distance, Martin W. Sivula

MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles

Well into the 21st century, the nature of higher education is ever-changing and very complex. Distance education is becoming a major disruption of the traditional self-contained classroom . At all levels of education, technology, software, and “apps” have permeated the educational environment. Smartphones are a “must have” for many persons, and information has no lag in the communications channel… users want almost immediate responses to queries. The transaction that we entitle “distance education” occurs in an environment where there is separation between teachers and learners. Learners and teachers need to cross this space and eliminate any misunderstanding. This is both ...


Jwu Library Providence Campus Annual Report 2017-2018, Rosita E. Hopper Oct 2018

Jwu Library Providence Campus Annual Report 2017-2018, Rosita E. Hopper

About the Library

No abstract provided.


Alumni Giving: A Relationship Between On-Campus Alumni Engagement, Participation And Financial Support, Lori Zabatta Oct 2017

Alumni Giving: A Relationship Between On-Campus Alumni Engagement, Participation And Financial Support, Lori Zabatta

MBA Student Scholarship

The relationship of alumni participation in on-campus activities resulting in alumni giving will be studied. Graduates from a private institution in Providence, RI will be invited to complete an online questionnaire to measure their engagement and giving levels. Using a series of pointed questions and a Likert scale, alumni will rate their attitude towards specific alumni activities in relation to their willingness to give to the institution following each opportunity. This will help to determine which activities produce the highest number of annual donors. All responses will be statistically measured and results analyzed. The study will benefit alumni professionals and ...


Destination: Information Literacy, The Road From Threshold Concept To Engaging Lesson Plan, Nicole Covone, Daisy De La Rosa, Ramces Marsilli, Jordan Workman Jul 2017

Destination: Information Literacy, The Road From Threshold Concept To Engaging Lesson Plan, Nicole Covone, Daisy De La Rosa, Ramces Marsilli, Jordan Workman

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Reflective Practice Series: The Age Of Synthetic Instruction, Martin W. Sivula Jul 2017

Reflective Practice Series: The Age Of Synthetic Instruction, Martin W. Sivula

MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles

Methods of teaching, instruction, and training have been transformed due to advances Information Technology and Communication (ICT). People from all over the globe via ICT can learn just about anything, anytime, and anywhere provided they have basic linguistic knowledge and skills in their native language and an Internet connection. Using these ICT methods, one could question whether deep knowledge, comprehension, and understanding of a given content domain has occurred? More importantly, does instructor personality and their teaching traits make a difference to students in this modality? Quite possibly, the new learner’s ultimate outcome might be: the most convenient and ...


Jwu Library By The Numbers, Rosita E. Hopper Apr 2017

Jwu Library By The Numbers, Rosita E. Hopper

About the Library

No abstract provided.


A Research Proposal: The Relationship Between Seasonal Affective Disorder And Reading Behavior Of Undergraduate College Students, Tsolmon Tsoggerel Apr 2017

A Research Proposal: The Relationship Between Seasonal Affective Disorder And Reading Behavior Of Undergraduate College Students, Tsolmon Tsoggerel

MBA Student Scholarship

The purpose of this research proposal is to investigate the relationship between Seasonal Affective Disorder and reading behavior of undergraduate college students of Rhode Island during winter months /Nov-Feb/. Undergraduate students aged between 18-25 from five different colleges are to be the unit of study. The research will aim to: (1) assess the seasonal mood changes in sample units; (2) describe possible prevalence of SAD; (3) investigate the correlation between SAD occurrence and change in reading behavior of students. Upon the completion of the study, college libraries and book businesses will be able to use the research to optimize their ...


Technology And Learning Capacity Of Children: A Positive Impact Of Technology In Early Childhood, Sajana Sigdel Apr 2017

Technology And Learning Capacity Of Children: A Positive Impact Of Technology In Early Childhood, Sajana Sigdel

MBA Student Scholarship

Technology has become an indispensable part in today’s era. From business to human life, people are using different technologies in the name of Computers, Tablet, Ipad, Mobile phone, T.V and so on. In the same way, the prevalence of technology ownership and use is already very high among teens and increasing among younger children. In addition, using such gadgets has become a trend in today’s culture for literacy and knowledge. We can see the positive relationship between learning and technology integration in the education sector with so many benefits. However, some researchers still believe the use of ...


Inside The Googleplex And The Nra: How To Leverage Corporate Connections For Powerful Alumni Programming, Lori Zabatta, Kevin Wesley Jan 2017

Inside The Googleplex And The Nra: How To Leverage Corporate Connections For Powerful Alumni Programming, Lori Zabatta, Kevin Wesley

Office of Development & Alumni Relations

No abstract provided.


Check It Out! Library Newsletter, Fall 2016, Johnson & Wales University - Providence Oct 2016

Check It Out! Library Newsletter, Fall 2016, Johnson & Wales University - Providence

JWU Library Newsletter - Providence Campus

No abstract provided.


Reflective Practice Series: The Early Journey With Technology In Education, Martin W. Sivula Jul 2016

Reflective Practice Series: The Early Journey With Technology In Education, Martin W. Sivula

MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Reflective Practice Series: Models And Theories To Guide Teaching In The Virtual Classroom, Martin Sivula Jul 2016

Reflective Practice Series: Models And Theories To Guide Teaching In The Virtual Classroom, Martin Sivula

MBA Faculty Conference Papers & Journal Articles

This reflective practice paper utilizes the action research model to discuss the real time, virtual classroom for the “adult” learner. A brief historical context is given on distance education, followed by selective theoretical models that inform the action research. Data was provided by graduate level students in a variety of courses over several years. Educators, trainers, and adult learners might benefit by improving and transforming their instructional practice by the use of these new tools. Physical, on the ground classroom simulation was successfully achieved by the use of video conferencing software products. Empirical testing also revealed that screen sharing, streaming ...


Embedded Librarian Program, Ariela Mccaffrey Jul 2016

Embedded Librarian Program, Ariela Mccaffrey

Library Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Race Relations, Activism, And Compassion On Campus, Beth O'Day Apr 2016

Race Relations, Activism, And Compassion On Campus, Beth O'Day

Department of Student Affairs

No abstract provided.


Supporting New Teachers: Aligning Professional Development To Educator Evaluation Data, Kathleen A. Torregrossa, Robert K. Gable Jan 2016

Supporting New Teachers: Aligning Professional Development To Educator Evaluation Data, Kathleen A. Torregrossa, Robert K. Gable

K-12 Education

Professional development programs and teacher evaluation systems should go hand-in-hand to support teachers across all career stages (Danielson, 2007). The professional development (PD) opportunities in a K-12 district were examined to determine the extent to which they related to, and supported, the novice teachers’ rating on their evaluations. This district addressed teacher evaluation and teacher professional development jointly with their local and state level teachers’ unions with the collective “conception of teacher evaluation as part of a teaching and learning system that supports continuous improvement” (Darling-Hammond, 2014, p. 5). However, in 2014/15, this district did not have a mentoring ...


Inquiry-Based Instruction – Cultivating Analytical Habits Of Mind With 21st Century Skills: A Qualitative Study, Kimberly A. Laliberte, Robert K. Gable, Felice D. Billups Jan 2016

Inquiry-Based Instruction – Cultivating Analytical Habits Of Mind With 21st Century Skills: A Qualitative Study, Kimberly A. Laliberte, Robert K. Gable, Felice D. Billups

K-12 Education

Significant challenges face the United States regarding global competition as 21st century workforce skills lag behind corporate demands in STEM-based careers (Bucher, 2011; Campbell & Pedersen, 2007; Kramer, 2010; Savitz & Elias, 2011; Scott, 2007). Strategic interventions for inquiry-based, 21st century skills development are of grave necessity for K-12 education to encourage post-secondary STEM opportunities (Abaidoo, 2012; Mouhammed, 2009; Porter & Rivkin, 2012; Rombel, 2012).

This study investigated inquiry techniques in K-12 urban classrooms where greatest equity gaps reside and explored teacher self-efficacy with respect to promoting 21st century skills. Changes needed to promote sustainable, inquiry-based, analytic habits of mind for success in STEM disciplines with respect to student ...


Aligning Professional Development To An Educator Evaluation System To Support Teachers, Kathleen A. Torregrossa, Robert K. Gable Jan 2016

Aligning Professional Development To An Educator Evaluation System To Support Teachers, Kathleen A. Torregrossa, Robert K. Gable

K-12 Education

The professional development (PD) opportunities for teachers in a K-12 district were examined to determine the extent to which they related to, and supported, the teachers’ rating on their evaluations. This district addressed teacher evaluation and teacher professional development jointly with their local and state level teachers’ unions with the collective “conception of teacher evaluation as part of a teaching and learning system that supports continuous improvement” (Darling-Hammond, 2014, p. 5).

This mixed-methods study examined the perceived confidence of educators in relation to their PD needs and their evaluation standards utilizing an online questionnaire and a focus group to address ...


The Relationship Between Academic-Efficacy And Persistence In Adult Remedial Education: A Replication Study, Carol L. Holmquist, Robert K. Gable Jan 2016

The Relationship Between Academic-Efficacy And Persistence In Adult Remedial Education: A Replication Study, Carol L. Holmquist, Robert K. Gable

K-12 Education

Self-efficacy is considered a construct influencing persistence (Bandura 1997, 2001, 2012). For adults pursuing academic remediation in preparation for higher education, persistence is a specific barrier to success in approximately 50% of cases. This study examined the relationships between general self-efficacy and academic-efficacy constructs with adult remedial education persistence for N = 88 students, and found a lack of relationship consistent with the earlier sample of students (Holmquist, Gable, & Billups, 2013). Further, few relationships were found with selected student demographic characteristics.


A Mixed Methods Study Of The Causes Of Chronic Absenteeism In A Large, Urban High School, Michaela Keegan, Robert Gable Jan 2016

A Mixed Methods Study Of The Causes Of Chronic Absenteeism In A Large, Urban High School, Michaela Keegan, Robert Gable

K-12 Education

Failing to graduate from high school can be related to problems during adulthood, individually for students who drop out and collectively on communities and the nation as a whole (Balfanz & Byrnes, 2012; Balfanz, Herzog, & MacIver, 2007; Orfield, 2004; Providence Public, 2012). Two factors, attendance and self-efficacy, have been linked to academic achievement and graduation rates and were the focus of this study.

Recent studies suggest a strong relationship between students’ attendance rates and graduation rates. A study of 9th graders in Chicago found that students with satisfactory attendance graduate at a higher rate than those with chronic absenteeism. Many interventions aimed at decreasing student ...


Closing The Gap Between Technological And Best Practice Innovations: Tpack And Di, Robin A. Millen, Robert Gable Jan 2016

Closing The Gap Between Technological And Best Practice Innovations: Tpack And Di, Robin A. Millen, Robert Gable

K-12 Education

Implementing differentiated instruction with the fast changing landscape of technology is a complex process (Fullan, 2014; Tomlinson; 2014) and requires widespread diffusion of multiple innovations by educators (Meyer, 2004). However, most U.S. classrooms remain stagnant in their attempts to successfully incorporate innovative pedagogies (Darling-Hammond, 2010; November, 2014; Prensky, 2010; Robinson, 2011). Thus Fullan (2014) reported, “The time is right to bring together knowledge of systems change, new pedagogies and technologies that allow change to scale through diffusion” (p. 13).

To understand this problem, this pragmatic, mixed-methods study (Creswell, 2009) collected data through the following condensed research questions: What are ...


Closing Intraschool Achievement Gaps: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study, Donna Braun, Felice D. Billups, Robert Gable Jan 2016

Closing Intraschool Achievement Gaps: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study, Donna Braun, Felice D. Billups, Robert Gable

K-12 Education

This pilot project was designed to explore the degree to which educators closed identified intraschool achievement gaps (i.e. gaps occurring between sub-groups of students in the same school,), as well as to explore leaders, teachers, and staff perspectives on the ways their beliefs, assumptions and practices shifted while engaging in the effort to close the gaps.


The Relationship Of Reading Motivation And Self-Efficacy To Reading Achievement, Jessica Lynn Hedges, Robert Gable Jan 2016

The Relationship Of Reading Motivation And Self-Efficacy To Reading Achievement, Jessica Lynn Hedges, Robert Gable

K-12 Education

Academic motivation and self-efficacy (Bandura 1977, 1986, 1993, 1997) are fast becoming critical areas of literacy instruction and determining factors of overall reading achievement and life-long application (Applegate & Applegate, 2010; Marinak & Gambrell, 2008; McClure, 2008; Melnick, Henk, & Marinak, 2009). This concurrent mixed methods study examined the relationship of reading motivation and self-efficacy with respect to reading achievement for N=487 grade 5-8 suburban middle school level students. All participants completed the Motivation for Reading Questionnaire (MRQ), the Reader Self Perception Scale 2 (RSPS2), and the AIMSWeb curriculum-based measurement instrument. In addition, N=4 content expert interviews were conducted. Quantitative and qualitative findings indicated that ...


Relevance Of Oral Language Skillsthe Relevance Of Oral Language Skills To Performance On State Literacy Testing, Alison F. Bateson-Toupin, Susan A. Brady, Robert Gable Jan 2016

Relevance Of Oral Language Skillsthe Relevance Of Oral Language Skills To Performance On State Literacy Testing, Alison F. Bateson-Toupin, Susan A. Brady, Robert Gable

K-12 Education

Purpose: Investigated correspondences between performance on an array of literacy and oral language abilities with the proficiency ratings on the reading portion of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).

Method: Tested 106 fifth-grade students on measures of word-level reading and oral language (i.e., vocabulary, syntax, discourse) near the time when students completed the NECAP assessment. Analyses of performance were conducted with three NECAP outcome groups (Above Proficient, Proficient, Nonproficient (combination of Partially Proficient and Substantially Below groups).

Results: Large effect sizes were obtained for differences in oral language and word-level reading skills among the three groups. Decoding, syntax ...


New Era Of Teaching, Learning, And Technology: Teachers’ Perceived Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge And Self-Efficacy Towards Differentiated Instruction, Robin A. Millen, Robert Gable Jan 2016

New Era Of Teaching, Learning, And Technology: Teachers’ Perceived Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge And Self-Efficacy Towards Differentiated Instruction, Robin A. Millen, Robert Gable

K-12 Education

Shifting from an industrial model of education to a model that best provides students with differentiated instruction (Tomlinson, 2014) requires educational philosophical change (Fullan, 2014) as well as innovation diffusion (Rogers, 2003). The problem is not the amount of research that exists on differentiation, the diffusion of innovations, or the change process. The problem is what new technological pedagogical content knowledge (Koehler & Mishra, 2008) do educators need to make this change process happen? How is this knowledge communicated to finally change the “fundamental processes of schooling” (Elmore, 1996, p. 4)?

This sequential, mixed-methods study addressed the following condensed research questions: What are in-service teachers’ perceived knowledge levels in relation to technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK)? What are teachers’ perceived levels of comfort to differentiate instruction (DI)? Is there a significant relationship among perceived levels of comfort to DI and TPACK? What are the relationships between educators’ TPACK and DI self-efficacy and the following demographics: grade level, years of teaching, adopter category, device-student ratio, professional development hours in technology or DI, class size, certification(s), and educational background?

A questionnaire with open-ended questions provided quantitative and qualitative data (N=72). On a 5-point (SD – SA) Likert scale, pre-kindergarten to grade 12 teachers self-perceived TPACK ranged from 3.46 to 4.00. The educators’ self-efficacy to DI (5- point; Not Confident-Very Confident) was 4.01 and DI with technology (DI-T) was 3.16. Grade 8-12 teachers demonstrated significantly higher TPACK and self-efficacy to DI than pre-kindergarten to grade 4 teachers.

Of the respondents, 22% were categorized as ...


Hospitality News, Winter 2015-2016, School Of Hospitality - Providence Jan 2016

Hospitality News, Winter 2015-2016, School Of Hospitality - Providence

College of Hospitality Management Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Analyzing The Relationship Of Voluntary Student Participation In Optional Exam Review Sessions With Academic Self-Efficacy And Academic Performance, Christine Stamm Griffin, Robert K. Gable Jan 2016

Analyzing The Relationship Of Voluntary Student Participation In Optional Exam Review Sessions With Academic Self-Efficacy And Academic Performance, Christine Stamm Griffin, Robert K. Gable

Higher Education

Much research has been conducted on the topic of self-efficacy and its relationship to student performance. In alignment with the theory of self-efficacy and research performed by Bandura (1993), Schunk (1989, 1991), Zimmerman (1985, 1990), Multon, Brown and Lent (1991); and others, the purpose of this action research study was to determine the relationship of student voluntary attendance at a minimum of one of two optional exam review sessions and whether or not it resulted in a feeling of increased confidence about their potential performance on the exam compared to those students who did not attend the review. Additionally, the ...


Jumping Into The Abyss:Life After The Doctorate, Felice D. Billups Jan 2016

Jumping Into The Abyss:Life After The Doctorate, Felice D. Billups

Higher Education

This multi-phase phenomenological study explored doctoral graduates‟ perceptions of self, identity and adjustment in the post-dissertation phase, using Neugarten‟s (1978) Adult Development Theory and Lachman‟s (2004) Midlife Development Theory to frame the findings. This third and final phase probed doctoral degree graduates‟ personal reflections and „crossroad‟ stories to highlight the commonalities of this adjustment phase for all participants. While considerable research has been conducted on currently enrolled doctoral students, it has focused predominantly on Ph.D. graduates (Baird, 1997; D‟Andrea, 2002; Di Pierro, 2007). Minimal research, however, has been conducted on Ed.D. graduates, already actively engaged ...


Hospitality News, Fall 2015, School Of Hospitality - Providence Oct 2015

Hospitality News, Fall 2015, School Of Hospitality - Providence

College of Hospitality Management Newsletter

No abstract provided.