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The Incorporation Of Digital Journalism Education, Sarah Muller Jan 2021

The Incorporation Of Digital Journalism Education, Sarah Muller

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This creative component focuses on integrating digital journalism lessons into courses. It provides five lesson including: Digital Journalism 101, Introduction to Analytics, Introduction to Algorithms, Introduction to Search Engine Optimization, and Digital Media Ethics. Each lesson provides lecture plans, readings and videos, and assignments. The creative component is constructed through the experiential learning theory.


Waterhemp Flowering Guide-Paper And Guide, Brent Larson Jan 2021

Waterhemp Flowering Guide-Paper And Guide, Brent Larson

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The goal has been to make a useful guide for farmers who are dealing with inadequate waterhemp control later in the season. The goal of this project is to help farmers determine when they need to remove waterhemp plants from the field based on flowering progression by use of concise and easy to understand guide. In addition, the guide will help farmers distinguish between male and female waterhemp plants. This will help prevent unnecessary removal of male plants from the field. Farmers may still want to uproot the male plant to stop the weed competition, but they would not need ...


A 4-H Advanced Equine Science Curriculum For High School Age Youth, Amanda Lavender Jan 2021

A 4-H Advanced Equine Science Curriculum For High School Age Youth, Amanda Lavender

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Current 4-H curriculum is often outdated and may not serve contemporary needs of older teen members. Some of the identified needs of teen members are advanced knowledge acquisition, career readiness, and holding leadership roles. The purpose of this creative component is to offer teen equine 4-H members a curriculum that challenges them in the identified areas and offers them a reason to remain with the 4-H program until age 18, the age at which the main 4-H programming ends. The Beyond the Corral curriculum developed as a result of this creative component provides eight activities, four of which focus on ...


Development Of A Curriculum For Use With A Bovine Dystocia Simulator To Educate And Engage Learners About Animal Agriculture And Rural Veterinary Medicine, Jessica R. Juarez Jan 2020

Development Of A Curriculum For Use With A Bovine Dystocia Simulator To Educate And Engage Learners About Animal Agriculture And Rural Veterinary Medicine, Jessica R. Juarez

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Agriculture is the number one industry in the state of South Dakota. In an effort to enhance recruitment to a new professional program in veterinary medicine in South Dakota, a bovine parturition and dystocia module was developed to serve as an educational module and recruitment tool to engage with stakeholders. The bovine dystocia module seeks to accomplish three main objectives. 1) Serve as an instructional resource for learners to increase knowledge about cattle production. 2) Assist learners in identifying normal and abnormal calving situations, synthesizing information presented to them by the dystocia model and then implementing an intervention strategy that ...


Illustrated Extension Apiculture Education Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Book To Support Educators Teaching Youth In Non-Formal Learning Settings, Dominique Woodham Jan 2020

Illustrated Extension Apiculture Education Steam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Book To Support Educators Teaching Youth In Non-Formal Learning Settings, Dominique Woodham

Creative Components

Honeybees and pollinators have received much media attention in recent years, leading to increased public curiosity about their wellbeing and role in nature. This curiosity has increased pressure on Extension educators to provide apiculture education to the public, both youth and adults. However, many Extension youth educators are unfamiliar with the complexities of apiculture and its relationship to agricultural sustainability and natural resources stewardship. Art can help people to better understand STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) topics like apiculture, agriculture and natural resources, making STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) a suitable learning framework for those seeking to better understand ...


Summer Internship On Guam’S Service Learning, Wyne Darlean Salas Jan 2020

Summer Internship On Guam’S Service Learning, Wyne Darlean Salas

Creative Components

This paper examines the state of service learning on the island of Guam via an internship with the Guam Department of Education. Service-learning is fairly new to Guam and is underdeveloped. Students struggle to find programs that support service-learning opportunities, the transportation to get them there, and lack of coherence to their school curriculum. This paper examines multiple components of the service-learning program, including an environmental scan, a senior survey, outreach, training, and partnerships, and the development of a service learning directory and calendar. These components were examined within the Positive Youth Development framework.


Developing A Guide For Training An Iowa Ffa Conduct Of Meetings Team, Cassi Montandon Jan 2019

Developing A Guide For Training An Iowa Ffa Conduct Of Meetings Team, Cassi Montandon

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The purpose of this creative component was to create a handbook for agriculture students and teachers to reference while preparing for the Iowa FFA Conduct of Meetings Leadership CDE Contest at the sub district and district Levels. Many agricultural educators are tasked with training multiple teams and individual students for sub district and district contest, most of these teachers are young, and have recently graduated from college. Often these teachers are not given materials to train teams or individuals. The handbook I created is to serve as a reference guide which provides examples of scripts and oral questions. The handbook ...


4-H Programming For Urban Youth In Des Moines, Iowa, Megan M. Freel Jan 2019

4-H Programming For Urban Youth In Des Moines, Iowa, Megan M. Freel

Creative Components

Within Polk County, Iowa there existed a need for additional 4-H programming in the Des Moines Metro area geared toward middle and high school aged youth. Information was gathered in regards to the barriers this age group experienced which has led to their lack of participation. Through this Creative Component I identified two key barriers, location and cost, and, along with utilizing the Positive Youth Development concepts of belonging and mastery, developed youth programming for this particular group. Once the information was gathered I created 15 hours of relevant curriculum on the topics of STEM, Cooking, and Communication and Interview ...


Curriculum For Foods Of Animal Origin At Ellsworth Community College, Kaitlyn Bartling Jan 2019

Curriculum For Foods Of Animal Origin At Ellsworth Community College, Kaitlyn Bartling

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No abstract provided.


Effect Of Social And Cultural Capital And Supportive Programs On Higher Education Aspirations And Transfer Intention Of Community College Hospitality Management Students, Ernest Lew Jan 2019

Effect Of Social And Cultural Capital And Supportive Programs On Higher Education Aspirations And Transfer Intention Of Community College Hospitality Management Students, Ernest Lew

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This study used a web-based questionnaire to explore the effects of social and cultural capital, and community college personnel such as faculty, counselors, and other support services on the degree aspirations, transfer intentions, and perceived ability to navigate the upward transfer process of California community college hospitality management students to a four-year educational institution. The questionnaire was sent to a geographically stratified statewide sample of Latino and non-Latino California community college hospitality management students (n=2,300) in eight community college hospitality management programs throughout California.

The social capital variables were significant in explaining students’ degree aspirations and perceived ability ...


Grain Marketing 101, Logan Worden Jan 2019

Grain Marketing 101, Logan Worden

Creative Components

The farming industry is a tough and chaotic one. Grain farmers are pulled in numerous directions and wear many hats to accomplish their annual task of raising commodities at a profitable level. Many farmers find grain marketing to be one of the most challenging components when farming, but also one of the most important. The purpose of this project aims to assist in managing risk when marketing grain by educating producers, landlords, and bankers on the markets, explaining strategies for selling grain, and organizing those sales across multiple crop years. The Grain Marketing 101 project has found success with Southern ...


Program Evaluation For Agriculture Education At Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District, Kristen Rutherford Jan 2019

Program Evaluation For Agriculture Education At Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District, Kristen Rutherford

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No abstract provided.


Technologies Used In Iowa 4-H Programs To Deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Math And Agriculture Curricula, Pamela Rank Jan 2018

Technologies Used In Iowa 4-H Programs To Deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, Math And Agriculture Curricula, Pamela Rank

Creative Components

H is a global youth organization that developed in the early 1900’s. The National 4-H organization was formed in 1914 when the United States Congress created the Cooperative Extension Service (Seevers, Graham, Gamon, & Conklin, 1997). The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 is a United States federal law that established a system of cooperative extension services, connected to the public land-grant universities, to inform people about current developments in agriculture, home economics, public policy/government, leadership, 4-H, economic development, and other related issues (Gould, Steele, & Woodrum, 2014).


An Exploration Of Graduate Curriculum In Agricultural Extension Education, Kelsey Sands Jan 2018

An Exploration Of Graduate Curriculum In Agricultural Extension Education, Kelsey Sands

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Extension and outreach’s main focus is to educate the public which includes the surrounding community. The county Extension programs provided by land-grant universities are a longstanding source of reliable and unbiased information. There will soon be a shortage of trained Extension education professionals leaving the profession and although new Extension staff often have content expertise, they may lack training related to Extension education. Therefore there is a need to know which universities are offering a graduate degree in Agricultural Extension Education. A survey was conducted using the following process. Personalized emails were sent to graduate coordinators and department heads ...


The Systematic Subjugation Of Women And The Environment In The Hunger Games And The Windup Girl, Rachel Grotzke Jan 2018

The Systematic Subjugation Of Women And The Environment In The Hunger Games And The Windup Girl, Rachel Grotzke

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This analysis focuses on the system of subjugation present in the 21st century dystopian narratives The Hunger Games and The Windup Girl to show the dual entrapment of women and nature. The first step of the system of subjugation, lack of resources, manifests in both of the texts and points to the environmental justice underpinnings of the texts. Through close analysis of the type and breadth of the environmental injustices suffered, this lack of resources leads to the second step in the system of subjugation: objectification. Because of the need of resources those in power exploit, women are then seen ...


Native American Children And School Readiness: A Nationally Representative Study Of Individual And Cumulative Risks, Quentin Hoage Riser Jan 2018

Native American Children And School Readiness: A Nationally Representative Study Of Individual And Cumulative Risks, Quentin Hoage Riser

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Using a nationally representative dataset (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort) and bioecological-cumulative disadvantage framework, the present study examined school readiness among American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children. It investigated the relations between salient child and family risk experiences (i.e., poverty, preterm/low birth weight, low maternal education, single motherhood, inadequate prenatal care, teen motherhood, and severe maternal depression), and kindergarten academic (i.e., reading and math) and behavioral outcomes (i.e., social competence, approaches to learning, and externalizing behaviors). Descriptive statistics (representative of children born in 2001) revealed 58.5% of AIAN children experienced poverty at least once ...


Iowa High School Agriculture Teachers' Motivations To Teach, Personal And Professional Needs, And Career Satisfaction In The Teaching Profession, Normala Ismail Jan 2018

Iowa High School Agriculture Teachers' Motivations To Teach, Personal And Professional Needs, And Career Satisfaction In The Teaching Profession, Normala Ismail

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influence high school agriculture teachers’ motivations to teach, personal and professional needs that influence high school agriculture teachers’ intentions to continue teaching, and career satisfaction of high school agriculture teachers. This was a descriptive census survey study of all high school agriculture teachers in Iowa. The study addressed three objectives: 1) Describe the factors that motivate high school agriculture teachers to teach; 2) Describe the personal and professional needs that influence high school agriculture teachers’ intentions to continue teaching; and 3) Evaluate the career satisfaction of high school ...


Modeling Of Filament Deposition Rapid Prototyping Process With A Closed Form Solution, Steven Leon Devlin Jan 2017

Modeling Of Filament Deposition Rapid Prototyping Process With A Closed Form Solution, Steven Leon Devlin

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ABSTRACT

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM™) or fused filament fabrication (FFF) systems are extrusion-based technologies used to produce functional or near functional parts from a wide variety of plastic materials. First patented by S. Scott Crump and commercialized by Stratasys, Ltd in the early 1990s, this technology, like many additive manufacturing systems, offers significant opportunities for the design and production of complex part structures that are difficult if not impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. Standing on the shoulders of a twenty-five year old invention, a rapidly growing open-source development community has exponentially driven interest in FFF technology. However, part ...


Predicting Academic Major Satisfaction Using Environmental Factors And Self-Determination Theory, Mary Catherine Schenkenfelder Jan 2017

Predicting Academic Major Satisfaction Using Environmental Factors And Self-Determination Theory, Mary Catherine Schenkenfelder

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Environmental factors (faculty integration and student integration) and self-determination theory factors (perceived autonomy, perceived competence, and perceived relatedness) were used to predict academic major satisfaction. It was hypothesized that environmental factors and self-determination factors would directly predict major satisfaction. In line with this, it was predicted that a path model which included environmental factors would prove to be a better fit than a model that did not. It was also predicted that environmental factors would directly predict self-determination factors, and that self-determination factors would mediate the relation between environmental factors and major satisfaction. Path analysis was used to test the ...


Prototyping Learning And Congruence In New Realities, Peter Mcneil Evans Jan 2017

Prototyping Learning And Congruence In New Realities, Peter Mcneil Evans

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The educational system in the industrialized 20th Century, a monolithic delivery model, prepared students for a hierarchical livelihood in either blue collar or white collar worlds. Today, a different landscape is predicted for the workforce. And it is rapidly changing and advancing. Will Richardson points out that by 2020 more than half the US workforce will be “freelancers, consultants and independent workers” (Richardson, 2012). While forecasts and predictions vary, continuing studies support this workforce evolution.

The continued revolution in digital technology is pervasive today with mobile devices and the Internet providing an abundance of information, knowledge and opportunity with the ...


Inquiries That Matter: How Social Studies Teachers Employ Historical Inquiry Practices To Support Social Justice Civic Goals, Jennifer Lynn Gallagher Jan 2017

Inquiries That Matter: How Social Studies Teachers Employ Historical Inquiry Practices To Support Social Justice Civic Goals, Jennifer Lynn Gallagher

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Paper One: Employing disciplinary inquiry practices to support social justice-oriented civic goals: The opportunities and constraints afforded in exemplary elementary teaching

Abstract: This paper reports findings of one case of a larger multi-case study. The paper highlights the opportunities and constraints present in the activity system of one exemplary elementary teacher who uses historical inquiry practices to support the social justice-oriented civic goals she holds for her students. Her work offers insight into promising connections between disciplinary inquiry practices and social justice education particular to elementary teaching and but it also reveals important constraints to consider that are prevalent enough ...


Ratios And Benchmarks As Tools For Local Food Hub Decision-Making: A Comparative Case Study, Savanna May Lyons Jan 2016

Ratios And Benchmarks As Tools For Local Food Hub Decision-Making: A Comparative Case Study, Savanna May Lyons

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Food hubs, or local food aggregation and distribution businesses, are triple-bottom-line firms that play an increasingly important role in connecting small and mid-sized farmers to wholesale and retail markets. This paper explores how food hubs can use their financial data to identify and address strengths and challenges in their operations. We propose a “dashboard” of key metrics and benchmarks for food hub managers, and apply it a comparative case study of four food hubs over three years of operations. We compare and contrast the liquidity, cash flow, efficiency, solvency and repayment capacity of the four cases, and analyze cross-cutting themes ...


Learning Transfer From The Business Communication Classroom To The Workplace, Danica L. Schieber Jan 2016

Learning Transfer From The Business Communication Classroom To The Workplace, Danica L. Schieber

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This dissertation is a longitudinal study, following business majors from a business communication class to their new workplaces to see if they are able to transfer learning from one context to the next. While many studies have analyzed possible instances of transfer, few studies have followed students from the classroom to the workplace, and very few have specifically worked with the population of business majors. This study analyzed participants’ writing and reflective work using a case study qualitative methodology, informed by Grounded Theory, Legitimate Peripheral Participation, and Activity Theory.

A significant finding of this study is that one of the ...


Designing For Interactive Ebooks: An Evaluation Of Effective Interaction Elements In Children’S Ebooks, Karen Marie Doty Jan 2015

Designing For Interactive Ebooks: An Evaluation Of Effective Interaction Elements In Children’S Ebooks, Karen Marie Doty

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

We live in a world where technology is woven into nearly every aspect of our

lives. From the moment we wake, we are surrounded by technology. Technology is

present in our homes, careers and schools, incorporating itself in our daily routines,

entertainment and education. Due to the speed at which technology has evolved, little

research has been completed regarding reading on interactive enhanced eBooks. For

children learning to read in the modern world, eBooks provided on tablets are becoming a

common occurrence.

With this increase of eBook availability, it is of utmost importance that a better

understanding is gained over ...


The Academic Identity Development Of African American Girls, Aisha T. White Jan 2015

The Academic Identity Development Of African American Girls, Aisha T. White

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This research examined the academic identity development of 11 African-American high school girls. Academic identity is considered a lesser known yet important factor in the school achievement of African-American students. However, research exploring the psychosocial process of developing an academic “self” among African-American girls is almost non-existent. Traditional research has focused mainly on the academic deficits of African-American girls in school. Additionally, identity research has traditionally examined African-American girls’ experiences by racial or gender-distinct categories. However, this study explored the processes of the academic identity development of a sample of African-American girls using Positive Youth Development as a strengths-based approach ...


Safety Issues Of Children Age 3-5 Years In School Classrooms: A Perspective Of Classrooms In The United States, Weiqi Chu Jan 2014

Safety Issues Of Children Age 3-5 Years In School Classrooms: A Perspective Of Classrooms In The United States, Weiqi Chu

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Interior design is an established industry in the United States with its profits well known to be a good contribution to the national economic growth. Some effort has been made by U.S. Design Council to make sure that the interior design of buildings promotes good health and comfort. Questions have been raised about the safety of U.S. classrooms meant for elementary-level children, specifically those under than 5 years of age. This formed the basis of this research, which unraveled the separate interior design elements of elementary classrooms and their effects on pupils' learning and health. Data were collected ...


Extension Program Needs By Farmers In Tanzania: A Descriptive Study, Kabura James Philip Jan 2014

Extension Program Needs By Farmers In Tanzania: A Descriptive Study, Kabura James Philip

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The agricultural sector in Tanzania is the backbone of economic and social development of her citizens who's liveli-hood depends on this sector for more than seventy five percent of the economy. Until significant efforts are undertaken to the make the agricultural sector move forward, Tanzania will lag behind in food security and abject poverty alleviation. Strengthening agricultural extension services is paramount for attainment of genuine economic growth in the country and sub-Saharan Africa as a whole.

This descriptive study explored the extent to which Extension Programs meet farmer needs in the Ngorongoro district of Tanzania. The main objectives of ...


Spanish/English Bilinguals' Strategies For Finding Bias In Historical Texts, Theresa A. Orlovsky Jan 2014

Spanish/English Bilinguals' Strategies For Finding Bias In Historical Texts, Theresa A. Orlovsky

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This study investigates the literacy resources and strategies Spanish/English bilinguals use to detect bias in a propaganda text. Drawing upon previous work done in history literacy by Schleppegrell, Achugar, and Oteiza (2004), this study presented participants with a propaganda text from Nazi Germany which criticizes Albert Einstein. Without knowing the context of the article, participants responded to discussion questions which investigated whether participants could detect the bias, what literacy strategies the participants used to find the bias, and whether and how the participants perceived differences between reading the text in their first (L1) and second languages (L2). Overall, the ...


Perceptions Of Secondary School Agriculture Teachers Regarding Biomass Production Education In Iowa, Guang Han Jan 2014

Perceptions Of Secondary School Agriculture Teachers Regarding Biomass Production Education In Iowa, Guang Han

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With the boom of biorenewable energy, biomass production has become an important segment in agriculture industry (Iowa Energy Center, 2013). A higher workforce will be needed for this burgeoning biomass energy industry (Iowa Workforce Development, n. d.). Instructional topics in agricultural education should take the form of

problems and questions faced by the agriculture industry itself (Phipps, Osborne, Dyer, & Ball, 2008). This study sought to assess the perceptions of secondary agriculture teachers regarding biomass production education in Iowa. Results of this study indicated that teachers held strongly to moderately positive perceptions toward biomass production and moderately positive perceptions toward teaching ...


Hotel Employees' Perceptions Of Supervisors' Servant Leadership Behaviors, And Relationships With Employees' Affective Commitment, Ruya Han Jan 2014

Hotel Employees' Perceptions Of Supervisors' Servant Leadership Behaviors, And Relationships With Employees' Affective Commitment, Ruya Han

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The purpose of this study was to assess hotel employees' perceptions of their present supervisors' servant leadership (SL) behaviors and the relationship of these behaviors with hotel employees' self-reported affective commitment (AC). There were 127 hotel employees who filled out the web-based surveys completed by 127 hotel employees working in the State of Iowa. The results indicated that hotel employees perceived their present supervisors' SL behaviors differently based on demographics. In addition, employees' perceptions of SL behaviors were positively correlated with their AC to the hotels. This study provides an empirical research of SL theory in the hotel industry and ...