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Pedagogical Agents’ Personas: Which Affects More, Image Or Voice?, Yanghee Kim, A. L. Baylor, G. Reed Oct 2004

Pedagogical Agents’ Personas: Which Affects More, Image Or Voice?, Yanghee Kim, A. L. Baylor, G. Reed

Yanghee Kim

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of image and voice of pedagogical agents on student perception and learning. Pedagogical agents were developed with differing image (expert-like vs. mentor-like) and voice (strong vs. calm vs. computer-generated), but with identical gesture, affect, comments, and gender. 109 undergraduates in a computer literacy course were randomly assigned to one of the six conditions. The results revealed a significant main effect for agent image on role perception: the mentor-like image was perceived as more motivating, as hypothesized. Also, there was a significant main effect for voice: the strong voice was overall ...


Irrigated Alfalfa Vaariety Performance, 1999-2002; Kaysville, Utah, Michael Bouck, Ralph Whitesides, Thomas Griggs, R. F. Sessions, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler Oct 2004

Irrigated Alfalfa Vaariety Performance, 1999-2002; Kaysville, Utah, Michael Bouck, Ralph Whitesides, Thomas Griggs, R. F. Sessions, J. S. Murdock, D. A. Chandler

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This report summarizes alfalfa yields from four harvest years of an irrigated trial at the Utah Agricultural Experiment station research farm at Kaysville, Cavis Co.


Bent Leg Of Rams, Clell Bagley Oct 2004

Bent Leg Of Rams, Clell Bagley

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No abstract provided.


Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen Sep 2004

Engaging In Excellence Through Academic Service-Learning: A Way To Teach And Learn Citizenship And Justice In Any College Course, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Academic service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy that is beginning to be used in colleges and universities courses across the country. It has been cited as a “means of responding to concerns about the loss of a sense of community and concurrent citizenship behaviors in the country” (Shafer, 1995). According to Dewey (1938), “The society is a number of people held together because they are working along common lines, in a common spirit, and with reference to common aims. The common needs and aims demand a growing interchange of thought and growing unity of sympathetic feeling. The radical reason that ...


Alfalfa Variety Selection Guidelines, Thomas Griggs Sep 2004

Alfalfa Variety Selection Guidelines, Thomas Griggs

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This fact sheet provides guidelines for selecting the right alfalfa variety and includes preliminary site and end-use consideration, variety selection based on plant traits, and seed quality and treatment considerations.


Pedagogical Agent Design: The Impact Of Agent Gender, Ethnicity, And Instructional Role, A. L. Baylor, Yanghee Kim Aug 2004

Pedagogical Agent Design: The Impact Of Agent Gender, Ethnicity, And Instructional Role, A. L. Baylor, Yanghee Kim

Yanghee Kim

To investigate the role of pedagogical agent gender and ethnicity, 230 students were randomly assigned to one of twelve conditions, where agents differed by ethnicity (African-American, Caucasian), gender (male, female), and roles (expert, motivator, and mentor).


The Academic Service-Learning Experiences Of Students In A Compensation And Benefits Course, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull Aug 2004

The Academic Service-Learning Experiences Of Students In A Compensation And Benefits Course, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull

Susan R. Madsen

Management educators today face the continuing challenge of designing courses so that optimal transfer of learning occurs between the classroom and workplace. Researchers (e.g., Knowles, Holton, & Swanson, 1998; Merriam & Caffarella, 1999) have agreed that many adult learners do not effectively remember and transfer learning when taught by traditional teaching and learning pedagogies (e.g., lecture). It appears, however, that these methods continue to be most prevalent in management education today. During the past few decades other methods of engaging students in learning have emerged. A promising pedagogy that appears to provide students with the opportunity to transfer their course content knowledge ...


Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen Aug 2004

Action Learning Unveiled: Understanding Depth Through Exploring Related Constructs, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Quality in learning continues to be of utmost importance in higher educational institutions around the world. A lack of clarity, however, arises in discussions around the definition or components of a quality learning experience. Many researchers and academicians purport that quality learning does not occur unless students are actively involved in the learning experience. An emerging pedagogy that addresses this quality is that of action learning. One concern, however, is that action learning is so broad that it is often difficult to fully understand its definition and scope. This article takes an in-depth look at this term and its connection ...


Guidelines For Visual Assessment Of Herbage Mass In Pastures, Thomas Griggs, K. Pack Aug 2004

Guidelines For Visual Assessment Of Herbage Mass In Pastures, Thomas Griggs, K. Pack

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This fact sheet provides pasture managers with a technique to improve their abilities to budget forage to livestock and determine amounts of forage to reserve for mechanical harvest. They can also use the technique to estimate harvest efficiency and pasture growth rates, forecast future forage supply and plan adjustments in stocking rate to balance forage supply with livestock demand.


Community Collaborations, Deb Jones Jul 2004

Community Collaborations, Deb Jones

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The goal of community collaboration is to bring individuals and members of communities, agencies and organizations together in an atmosphere of support to identify and solve existing and emerging problems that could not be solved by one group alone. Collaborators form lasting partnerships, combine resources to work toward a common goal, and provide a support base for sustaining programs.


Baseline Protocols, John Harrison, Dallen Smith, Aditya Toney Jun 2004

Baseline Protocols, John Harrison, Dallen Smith, Aditya Toney

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University researchers and Extension specialist in 11 states are currently evaluating the impact of voluntary environmental management systems (EMS) for agricultural operations. This evaluation is being conducted through a series of studies with a wide variety of agriculture production operators that voluntarily choose to participate and share information on the design and implementation of their EMSs (Harrison, 2002, and Partnership for Livestock Environmental Management Systems, 2004).


Electronic Manure Handling Process Map, John Harrison, Aditya Toney Jun 2004

Electronic Manure Handling Process Map, John Harrison, Aditya Toney

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Implementation of an Agriculture Environmental Management System (AEMS) is intended to result in improved environmental performance (Block, 1999; Harrison, 2002). Agriculturalists are generally unfamiliar with the terms ‘aspects and impacts’ (Jackson, Kirschner, Serber, Koelsch, Risse & Bird, personal communication, December 17, 2001).


Using Disciplinary Literacies To Enhance Adolescents’ Engineering Design Activity, Amy Alexandra Wilson, Emma Smith, Daniel L. Householder May 2004

Using Disciplinary Literacies To Enhance Adolescents’ Engineering Design Activity, Amy Alexandra Wilson, Emma Smith, Daniel L. Householder

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This comparative case study describes the literacy practices of two groups of adolescents as they sought to solve authentic problems through engineering design processes. Three types of data were collected as the groups addressed these problems: video- and audio-recordings of their conversations; adolescent-generated products; and pre- and post-challenge interviews. The authors used existing coding schemes of engineering design activity to identify when the adolescents enacted different stages of engineering design, as well as a modified form of constant comparative analysis to identify the literacy practices that corresponded with each stage. The analysis indicates that applications of literacy practices at each ...


A Study Of Preservice Teachers' Attitudes Toward Human Rights And Unfair Labor Conditions: A Comparison Of The Influence Of Two Teaching Methods, Benicia D'Sa May 2004

A Study Of Preservice Teachers' Attitudes Toward Human Rights And Unfair Labor Conditions: A Comparison Of The Influence Of Two Teaching Methods, Benicia D'Sa

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The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of preservice teachers towards human rights, particularly about human rights related to labor. To assess their attitudes of human rights and unfair labor conditions, two types of presentations, (a) docudrama and discussion, and (b) lecture and discussion, were conducted. The researcher evaluated these teaching methods on their efficacy in creating an awareness of human-rights violations and labor conditions. Additionally, the participants were exposed to two types of invitations to engage in human-rights advocacy.

The study involved elementary preservice teachers and secondary preservice teachers typically at the junior undergraduate level. There ...


Applying Principles Of Crossbreeding, Dale Zobell, C. Kim Chapman May 2004

Applying Principles Of Crossbreeding, Dale Zobell, C. Kim Chapman

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Crossbreeding can be a powerful tool to improve the productivity and profitability of a beef cattle operation when it is used correctly. This fact sheet explains considerations that need to be made for successful production and profitability.


Going From Zero To Ninty In Faculty Research Productivity, Scott C. Hammond, Susan R. Madsen, James W. Fenton Apr 2004

Going From Zero To Ninty In Faculty Research Productivity, Scott C. Hammond, Susan R. Madsen, James W. Fenton

Susan R. Madsen

I (Susan) am the chair of the Faculty Scholarship Committee in the School of Business and an assistant professor of management at Utah Valley State College. Scott is an active member of this committee (also an assistant professor of management) and Dr. Fenton is the Dean of the school. The three of us arrived at UVSC during the summer of 2002 and have (along with other committee members) worked hard to (1) analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate a variety of change interventions related to increasing faculty research and publication in our school and (2) facilitate change in the faculty ...


Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis Of A Survey Instrument, Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond, James W. Fenton Apr 2004

Tracking Faculty Research Productivity: Analysis Of A Survey Instrument, Jeffrey E. Hoyt, Susan R. Madsen, Scott C. Hammond, James W. Fenton

Susan R. Madsen

Research and publication is an inherent value at all institutions of higher education. Regardless of the motivation, faculty research fulfils a vital need for new knowledge generation. The purpose of the current study is to pilot test a survey instrument to evaluate factors that have an affect on faculty research at one public comprehensive four-year institution. The Business School in cooperation with the Office of Institutional Research created an instrument to track changes in faculty motivation and research involvement over time, with an emphasis on submissions and publications as effective outcomes. The survey instrument consists of scales measuring research integration ...


Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto Apr 2004

Important Knowledge And Competence For Successful Human Resource Leadership, Susan R. Madsen, Anita Musto

Susan R. Madsen

This research study was designed to investigate what areas of knowledge and skill are most important for successful human resource leaders to possess. This study also examined the relationships between various demographic variables (e.g., job title or position, company size, gender, and years of experience) to see if they were related to perceptions of importance with the various HR areas. Respondents included HR leaders as well as business managers and executives who had close and continuous working relationships with HR leaders. Results include the mean, standard deviation, frequencies, and percentages of the 27 items on the HR leadership knowledge ...


Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Nutrient Concentrations In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the nutrient loss and retention characteristics of different types of manure storage. The concentration of nutrients in manure storage facilities is important for planning land application activities. Nutrient concentration is usually the critical factor in determining the amount of manure to be spread per acre of land. Manure systems similar in type and management may have characteristically similar concentrations of manure nutrients.


Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Manure Storage, Process Improvement For Animal Feeding Operations, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the need for manure storage facilities.


Types Of Manure Storage, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Types Of Manure Storage, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the characteristics of different types of manure storage facilities. Factors that might influence the selection of a particular type of manure storage facility are discussed. Manure storage facilities discussed include solid systems, slurry systems, and liquid (lagoon systems).


Manure Storage Selection, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Manure Storage Selection, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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The objective of this fact sheet is to help producers understand the factors that might influence the selection of a particular type of manure storage facility. Manure storage facilities covered include solid systems, slurry systems, and liquid (lagoon systems).


Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Safety In Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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As livestock operations become larger and numbers of employees more numerous, safety becomes a critical issue in manure storage.


Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Apr 2004

Animal Manure Removal Methods For Manure Storage Facilities, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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A well-designed manure storage facility must also be well managed to prevent environmental concerns from developing. Probably the single most important requirement in operating and maintaining a manure storage facility is to ensure that the facility does not overflow or discharge.


Trich Regulations Update, Clell Bagley Apr 2004

Trich Regulations Update, Clell Bagley

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Fact sheet highlighting an update on trich regulations for bulls.


Faculty Members Weigh In On The Gender Divide In Academia, S. Keith Hargrove, Richard B. Pierce, Stephanie Shonekan, Teresa Reed Mar 2004

Faculty Members Weigh In On The Gender Divide In Academia, S. Keith Hargrove, Richard B. Pierce, Stephanie Shonekan, Teresa Reed

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In 2001, a roundtable on gender disparities for female professors in higher education was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The focus of the roundtable was "how best to ensure women professors experience the same opportunities, recognition and rewards as their male counterparts." Some three years later, a few faculty members from various disciplines weigh in with various perspectives on the current state of the gender gap.


Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Mar 2004

Lagoon Monitoring And Condition Parameters, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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Lagoons combine storage and treatment functions and thus are more sensitive to management inputs than are solid or slurry facilities. The establishment and maintenance of desirable microbiological populations in lagoons requires more specific procedures in the way lagoons are loaded and monitored.


Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen Feb 2004

Academic Service-Learning In The Human Resource Development Curriculum, Ovilla Turnbull, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Service-learning is a relatively new pedagogy which uses service activities to support traditional teaching methods, giving students a better understanding and ability to remember and carry out functions/skills taught in class. Although its use in an HRD course has rarely been reported in the literature, the teaching methods appear to be ideal for instilling in students the skills and/or traits necessary to be successful in HRD (e.g., intellectual versatility, adult learning insight, and industry understanding).


Electronic Manual, John Harrison, Dallen Smith Feb 2004

Electronic Manual, John Harrison, Dallen Smith

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Developing a reasonable and reliable Agriculture Environmental Management System (AEMS) includes a number of situations that require documentation (Harrison, 2002). However, to convince a regulatory inspector that an operation is complying with its legal and regulatory aspects, an operator may be required to submit additional documentation.


The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher Feb 2004

The Effect On Digestibility And Production Of Protein And Energy Supplementation Of Stocker Cattle On Intensively-Managed Grass Flood-Meadow Pastures, Dale Zobell, Ken Olson, Randall Wiedmeier, C. A. Stonecipher

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No abstract provided.