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Collecting, Organizing, And Managing Resources For Teaching Educational Games The Wiki Way, David Wiley, Shelley Henson, Brett Shelton Dec 2007

Collecting, Organizing, And Managing Resources For Teaching Educational Games The Wiki Way, David Wiley, Shelley Henson, Brett Shelton

Faculty Publications

As a reaction to the growing number of teachers using games in their curricula and the corresponding increase in university courses aimed at teaching the design of effective instructional games, we introduced a panel at the recent Games, Learning and Society presentation in Madison, Wisconsin, in June 2006. This panel brought together a community of interested parties involved with teaching educational game design. We collaborated with attendees before the panel convened so that we could introduce resources such as syllabi, collections of readings, and discussions of theory in a wiki environment to which participants could contribute during the session. After ...


Faculty Perceptions Of Technology Projects, Whitney Ransom Mcgowan, Charles R. Graham, Jon Mott Nov 2007

Faculty Perceptions Of Technology Projects, Whitney Ransom Mcgowan, Charles R. Graham, Jon Mott

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Significant investments in time, money, and effort go into developing and applying technology to improve teaching and learning. As universities pursue such projects, they must determine the impact and value of technology for student learning. During the past decade, funds spent on technology for educational purposes have tripled throughout the United States. Determining a hard return on investment (ROI) for the time and money spent to improve education is difficult, however. Institutions should also measure the value on investment (VOI) that their funds and efforts yield. In the study of faculty and their technology projects at Brigham Young University (BYU ...


Adapting The Ssbd For Secondary School Pbs Interventions: Student And Parent Correlates, Michael Richardson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, Ellie L. Young Nov 2007

Adapting The Ssbd For Secondary School Pbs Interventions: Student And Parent Correlates, Michael Richardson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, Ellie L. Young

Faculty Publications

One of the most difficult challenges teachers and administrators face is behavior and emotional problems in students. However, some problems are difficult to clearly specify. Screening allows for a better match of treatment with individual needs. Screening allows for prevention and early intervention efforts, which reduce the need for more intensive services.


School-Wide Screening And Programs Of Pbs: Informing Universal Interventions, Michelle Marchant, Darlene Anderson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, K. Richard Young, Adam Fisher Nov 2007

School-Wide Screening And Programs Of Pbs: Informing Universal Interventions, Michelle Marchant, Darlene Anderson, Paul Caldarella, Ben Young, K. Richard Young, Adam Fisher

Faculty Publications

Overriding Purpose – to describe a data driven process that can be used to (a) identify areas of school-wide concern (b) aid in the identification and design of universal interventions.


The Effects Of Peer Praise Notes On Socially Withdrawn Adolescents: A Classroom Intervention, Julie Nelson, Natalie Webb, Paul Caldarella Nov 2007

The Effects Of Peer Praise Notes On Socially Withdrawn Adolescents: A Classroom Intervention, Julie Nelson, Natalie Webb, Paul Caldarella

Faculty Publications

Relationships with non-parental adults are vital assets for positive youth development (Scales, 2003). Studies of resilience among youth from at risk backgrounds alerted scholars to protective functions that can be fulfilled by relationships with non parental adults (Werner, 1995)


School-Based Mentoring: An Effective Intervention With Students At Risk For Ebd, Paul Caldarella, Shauna Valentine, K. Richard Young, Michael Adams Nov 2007

School-Based Mentoring: An Effective Intervention With Students At Risk For Ebd, Paul Caldarella, Shauna Valentine, K. Richard Young, Michael Adams

Faculty Publications

Relationships with non-parental adults are vital assets for positive youth development (Scales, 2003). Studies of resilience among youth from at risk backgrounds alerted scholars to protective functions that can be fulfilled by relationships with non parental adults (Werner, 1995).


The Effects Of Peer Praise Notes On Socially Withdrawn Adolescents: A Classroom Intervention, Julie Nelson, Natalie Webb, Paul Caldarella Oct 2007

The Effects Of Peer Praise Notes On Socially Withdrawn Adolescents: A Classroom Intervention, Julie Nelson, Natalie Webb, Paul Caldarella

Faculty Publications

Research has shown that those students who are socially withdrawn or isolated have difficulty learning appropriate social conduct which places them at risk for difficulties later in life (Oden, 1980; Patterson, Reid, & Dishion,1992). Children who were avoided, neglected, or teased were at high risk for developing behavioral and emotional disorders (Gresham, MacMillan, & Bocian, 1998).


School-Based Mentoring: Drawing Strength From The Community To Help At-Risk Students, Shauna Valentine, Paul Caldarella, Adam Fisher, Jennifer James, Janet Young, Michael Adams Oct 2007

School-Based Mentoring: Drawing Strength From The Community To Help At-Risk Students, Shauna Valentine, Paul Caldarella, Adam Fisher, Jennifer James, Janet Young, Michael Adams

Faculty Publications

What is a mentor? Someone with greater wisdom or experience; Someone who offers guidance or instruction intended to facilitate growth and development; A guide, teacher, friend, tutor, advocate, motivator, role model, link to another generation.


Earth Science Mini-Lessons: A Service-Learning Strategy For Improving Attitudes Toward Science Of Preservice Elementary Teachers, K. Thompson, B. R. Bickmore, Charles R. Graham, S. C. Yanchar Jun 2007

Earth Science Mini-Lessons: A Service-Learning Strategy For Improving Attitudes Toward Science Of Preservice Elementary Teachers, K. Thompson, B. R. Bickmore, Charles R. Graham, S. C. Yanchar

Faculty Publications

Science instruction in elementary school classrooms is frequently lacking in the United States. One factor that impacts the amount and quality of science instruction is teacher attitudes toward science. The Earth Science Mini-Lesson Project is a strategic program created to help improve preservice elementary school teachers' attitudes toward science in a one-semester college class. Students participating in this project create earth science mini-lessons on topics taken from the Utah Core Curriculum Standards and teach them to elementary students at a local Title I grade school. Attitude survey results from both semesters showed that this service-learning outreach program positively affected students ...


Effective Positive Behavior Interventions For Students With Internalizing Behavior Problems, Lynnette Christensen, Michelle Marchant, Paul Caldarella Mar 2007

Effective Positive Behavior Interventions For Students With Internalizing Behavior Problems, Lynnette Christensen, Michelle Marchant, Paul Caldarella

Faculty Publications

Purpose: To compare the methods and outcomes of three second tier PBS studies designed to address internalizing behavior problems in elementary school students.


Positive Behavior Support And Perceptions Of School Quality: An Empirical Study, Hilda Sabbah, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Adrian Juchau, Lynnette Christensen, Michelle Marchant, K. Richard Young Mar 2007

Positive Behavior Support And Perceptions Of School Quality: An Empirical Study, Hilda Sabbah, Paul Caldarella, Michael Richardson, Adrian Juchau, Lynnette Christensen, Michelle Marchant, K. Richard Young

Faculty Publications

The research aim is to explore parent and teacher perceptions of the benefits of a school-wide positive behavior support (PBS) intervention.


Exploring Staff, Student, And Parent Perceptions: Implications For Improving School Quality, Michael Richardson, Hilda Sabbah, Adrian Juchau, Paul Caldarella, Ellie L. Young Mar 2007

Exploring Staff, Student, And Parent Perceptions: Implications For Improving School Quality, Michael Richardson, Hilda Sabbah, Adrian Juchau, Paul Caldarella, Ellie L. Young

Faculty Publications

This study examined student, parent and school staff ratings of factors that contribute to school quality in four suburban Utah secondary schools (6th through 9th grades) over a period of three years. The findings indicated that student ratings of aspects of school quality varied according to grade in school, gender, and ethnicity. Parents, students, and school staff also differed in their perceptions of school quality.


Evaluating The Impact On Users From Implementing A Course Management System, Charles R. Graham, Meghan M. Kennedy, Gregory L. Waddoups, Richard E. West Feb 2007

Evaluating The Impact On Users From Implementing A Course Management System, Charles R. Graham, Meghan M. Kennedy, Gregory L. Waddoups, Richard E. West

Faculty Publications

Nearly all colleges and universities are using some form of e-learning system, usually an expensive course management system (CMS), to create online course offerings or to enhance regular, classroom-oriented courses. Our university has invested a large amount of resources into purchasing and supporting one of the two most popular CMS vendors, and it has become imperative to understand what the effects from using this technology have been, as well as how we can improve the integration of this and other educational technologies into different instructional contexts. This project, through a combination of surveys, call-log analysis, and interviews, was used to ...


Understanding The Experiences Of Instructors As They Adopt A Course Management System, Charles R. Graham, Gregory L. Waddoups, Richard E. West Feb 2007

Understanding The Experiences Of Instructors As They Adopt A Course Management System, Charles R. Graham, Gregory L. Waddoups, Richard E. West

Faculty Publications

In this study, we used qualitative methods to help us better understand the experiences of instructors as they are persuaded to adopt a course management system and integrate it into their teaching. We discuss several patterns explaining how instructors implemented Blackboard, a CMS, by experimenting with individual features, facing both technical and integration challenges, and attempting to adapt Blackboard features to match their goals and practices. We also give explanations for why instructors either a) embraced the tool and grew more dependent on it, b) reduced their use of the tool to only some features, or c) discontinued the tool ...


Extending The Conference Through Blogtracks: Reflections From The First Year Of A New Presentation Format, Richard E. West, Michael K. Barbour Jan 2007

Extending The Conference Through Blogtracks: Reflections From The First Year Of A New Presentation Format, Richard E. West, Michael K. Barbour

Faculty Publications

The recently concluded annual convention for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology added a new presentation format: the BlogTrack. These were groups of bloggers who conducted their presentation through blogs in the weeks leading up to the convention, as well as during the convention. Because this was the inaugural year for the BlogTrack format, there were some inevitable growing pains. In this article, we discuss the purpose for the BlogTrack, summarize the two BlogTrack presentations offered this year, and reflect on the process while offering suggestions for more effective BlogTrack presentations in the future.


Hiv/Aids Education: What African Youth Say Is Effective, Steven J. Hite, W. James Jacob, Stacey A. Shaw, Donald E. Morisky, Yusuf K. Nsubuga Jan 2007

Hiv/Aids Education: What African Youth Say Is Effective, Steven J. Hite, W. James Jacob, Stacey A. Shaw, Donald E. Morisky, Yusuf K. Nsubuga

Faculty Publications

This study on HIV/AIDS-education programs was conducted with the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports in a national sample of 76 secondary schools in Uganda. Participants included secondary students (N=883) who critiqued their formal and informal school curricula and offered youth perspectives regarding what teaching mediums and programs of HIV/AIDS prevention are most effective. Results indicated that HIV/AIDS education is not taught in their respective school curricula. Students report on informal ways that are helpful in learning about AIDS, recommend changes to their school's curriculum, and report that reactions from various groups in their lives ...


Creating Mathematics Performance Assessments That Address Multiple Student Levels, Damon L. Bahr Jan 2007

Creating Mathematics Performance Assessments That Address Multiple Student Levels, Damon L. Bahr

Faculty Publications

In recent times there has been considerable commentary regarding the need to enhance mathematical assessment as evidenced by Numeracy, A Priority for All: Challenges for Australian Schools (2000). This emphasis on assessment is timely because although the mathematical reform movement has produced much-needed improvements in both curriculum and instruction, changes in assessment have not kept pace (Firestone & Schorr. 2004; Morgan, 1998). As Ridgeway (1998, p.2) states, "As an issue of policy, the implementation of standards-based curricula should always be accompanied by the implementation of standards-based assessment. In fact, incremental change in assessment systems will foster concurrent improvement in professional and curriculum ...


Chautauqua Yesterday, Adult Education Today--Different Times, Similar Challenges, Scott L. Howell Jan 2007

Chautauqua Yesterday, Adult Education Today--Different Times, Similar Challenges, Scott L. Howell

Faculty Publications

Chautauqua and its cofounder, John Vincent, significantly contributed to the adult and higher education movement from 1874 to 1924. Four lessons are examined for adult educators: (1) vision of educating the masses, (2) importance of good leaders, (3) critical role of faculty, and (4) expecting and handling criticism and mistakes.


The Power Of Student Discovery And Sharing, John Hilton Iii Jan 2007

The Power Of Student Discovery And Sharing, John Hilton Iii

Faculty Publications

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Using Live Modeling To Train Preservice Teachers To Integrate Technology Into Their Teaching, Charles R. Graham, Richard E. West Jan 2007

Using Live Modeling To Train Preservice Teachers To Integrate Technology Into Their Teaching, Charles R. Graham, Richard E. West

Faculty Publications

One method underutilized in training teachers to use technology is to use live modeling sessions. This study qualitatively investigates how the use of modeling sessions impacted students. In this study we found that modeling was perceived by most students to be effective at teaching technology skills and ideas for integrating technology as teachers. However, we identified several breakdowns in the ability of students to transfer their understanding of technology integration to their own situations. We explain this difficulty of transfer of learning and describe five situations when these breakdowns were likely to occur. Implications include the benefits of using live ...