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Impact Of Available Interactivity Options On Student Learning And Discussions In Online Physics Courses , Deanna L. Snyder Poudel Jan 2005

Impact Of Available Interactivity Options On Student Learning And Discussions In Online Physics Courses , Deanna L. Snyder Poudel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Community colleges are offering more online courses to meet the demands of the students they serve. To make these courses effective learning experiences, instructors are trying to utilize technologies and strategies to bring distance students into a virtual community where learning can best take place. This study examines the impact of adding a virtual class lecture/discussion and virtual office hours to two online physics courses offered through an urban community college. Two different courses were taught with two sections each. One section of each course added the virtual sessions for up to 4 hours per week. Effects studied include ...


The Magic Bullet: The Effective Administrator's Roles During The Implementation Of Technology In K-12 Education , Dennis Wayne Mcelroy Jan 2004

The Magic Bullet: The Effective Administrator's Roles During The Implementation Of Technology In K-12 Education , Dennis Wayne Mcelroy

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The importance of the school administrator to the success of educational technology initiatives is well documented in the literature. During the last twenty years numerous recommendations have been released concerning the roles a school administrator should fill to increase the success rate of a technology initiative. These culminated with the publication of the National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A) by the International Society for Technology in Education in 2001. This case study describes the actual roles and actions taken by an exemplary school administrator during the technology implementation process, provides a comparison to literature and the NETS-A, and discusses ...


Public School Secretaries: Hearts Of Gold, Voices Of Reason , Pamela Sue Nystrom Jan 2002

Public School Secretaries: Hearts Of Gold, Voices Of Reason , Pamela Sue Nystrom

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Social scientists have referred to secretaries as invisible and government agencies have described the job classification as non-regulated. One segment of this job classification, public school secretary, could very well be described as nonexistent. However, anyone who has ever visited a public school has probably met the school secretary. She has been described as the woman in the principal's office and frequently has been charged with running the school. Yet, as a group, these public school employees have been ignored by the leaders in educational research and policy study.;In this study I reached out to the school secretaries ...


Preservice Teachers' Self-Ratings Of Their Competencies To Teach In Inclusive General Education Classrooms , Kathy Jo Hinders Jan 1997

Preservice Teachers' Self-Ratings Of Their Competencies To Teach In Inclusive General Education Classrooms , Kathy Jo Hinders

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Iowa State University Iowa State University currently offers two different and distinct preservice teacher preparation programs. The traditional program reflects a more conventional way of conveying important theoretical knowledge and necessary skills to preservice students. This traditional program consists of individual course requirements coupled with practicum experiences at strategic points in the curriculum. The new megamethods curriculum creates a unique blend between university coursework and practical experience in general education classrooms. Preservice teachers involved with this curriculum spend a larger percentage of their university class time within a general education classroom. The primary purpose of this study was to determine ...


Defining Relationships Between Perceived Leader Authenticity, Staff Authenticity And Instructional Leadership In Urban Elementary Schools , Deborah Jean Gettys Jan 1996

Defining Relationships Between Perceived Leader Authenticity, Staff Authenticity And Instructional Leadership In Urban Elementary Schools , Deborah Jean Gettys

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study focused on the role of the elementary principal as the building's instructional leader and the teachers' perception of that role as it relates to a curriculum adoption. The Des Moines Independent Community School District of Des Moines, IA approved a districtwide elementary mathematics curriculum, based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards (1989). The adoption represented a major shift in philosophy and approach from past district curricula. Initiatives were launched for staff development, teacher support and parent communication. These district efforts took place in a formal organizational structure of site-based management through shared decision-making (SBM ...


Selecting Criteria For The Evaluation Of District Level Curriculum Administrators Based On Item Discrimination Power , Charles E. Ruebling Jan 1991

Selecting Criteria For The Evaluation Of District Level Curriculum Administrators Based On Item Discrimination Power , Charles E. Ruebling

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Among the approaches to increasing the quality of education is a focus on the performance improvement of individuals relative to important job responsibilities, competencies, and outcomes. The purpose of this study was to identify valid, reliable, and discriminating performance evaluation items for district level curriculum administrators;A 54-item evaluation questionnaire was created based on a review of literature that included the roles of curriculum administrators and the characteristics of effective school districts. Job descriptions and evaluation instruments from school districts were also reviewed. The items were classified as job responsibilities, job competencies, or job outcomes. A five-point Likert type scale ...