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Student Engagement And Equitable Student Learning Outcomes, Douglas K. Harter Dec 2021

Student Engagement And Equitable Student Learning Outcomes, Douglas K. Harter

Dissertations

Student engagement is consistently shown by research to be a critical component of student learning. An opportunity to link variables of perceived student engagement, perceived student-teacher relationship and clarity, an in-person learning format, and a remote learning format presented itself when, in March of 2020, all Illinois public schools were mandated by Governor J.B. Pritzker to teach in a fully remote structure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student survey data results were examined using Wagner et al’s (2006) 4 C’s model to determine if there were statistically significant differences among student engagement and student-teacher relationships when compared ...


Difficulties Encountered By Parents Of Students In The Elementary Stage During Distance Learning, Dhafer Saeed Alshahrani Nov 2021

Difficulties Encountered By Parents Of Students In The Elementary Stage During Distance Learning, Dhafer Saeed Alshahrani

International Journal for Research in Education

This study aimed to identify the difficulties that parents of students in the elementary stage faced during their distance learning and to identify statistical differences according to the study variables. The researcher used the descriptive method and prepared a questionnaire that included 22 items consisting of three subscales. The participants comprised a total of 456 parents of elementary school students in the Eastern Region, Riyadh, and Asir. The results showed the difficulties were at a high level, and the difficulties were in the following order: the organizational difficulties related to the learning environment, the difficulties related to the educational process ...


The Effect Of E-Learning Media On The Quality Of Learning Of The Library Science Students Amidst The Covid-19 Pandemic, Retno Sayekti, Muslih Fathurrahman, Eben Haezarni Telaumbanua, Sitti Rahmah, Fitriani Lubis, Effi Amrina Oct 2021

The Effect Of E-Learning Media On The Quality Of Learning Of The Library Science Students Amidst The Covid-19 Pandemic, Retno Sayekti, Muslih Fathurrahman, Eben Haezarni Telaumbanua, Sitti Rahmah, Fitriani Lubis, Effi Amrina

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of e-learning on the quality of learning of the Library Science students amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This study was conducted in Universitas Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara Medan (UINSU), Indonesia. Data was obtained from 83 respondents, that were selected from a total population of 497 students using questionnaires, and, was analyzed using descriptive statistical and simple linear regression techniques. Furthermore, the analysis was carried out through descriptive and quantitative methods. The empirical results of the hypothesis test was obtained using the SPSS Version 23 software and it showed that the results ...


Stay Calm And Focus On The Learning Outcomes: Tools For Taking Biophysical Chemistry Online, Maria Ballester, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr., Arthur Sikora Aug 2021

Stay Calm And Focus On The Learning Outcomes: Tools For Taking Biophysical Chemistry Online, Maria Ballester, Brian L. Van Hoozen Jr., Arthur Sikora

Chemistry and Physics Faculty Articles

Course specific learning outcomes are an important tool to define the scope of a course and can be very helpful when designing experiments and assessments. With slight modification, these learning outcomes can serve as a guide when transitioning to the distance learning format especially in courses with a traditional lab. Here we present such an example for the biophysical chemistry course.


Teaching For Knowledge Transfer: Best Practices From A Graduate-Level Educational Psychology Distance Learning Program, Bobby Hoffman Aug 2021

Teaching For Knowledge Transfer: Best Practices From A Graduate-Level Educational Psychology Distance Learning Program, Bobby Hoffman

University of South Florida M3 Center Publishing

One measure of effective instruction is the ability to solve authentic real-world problems by effectively transferring and applying classroom and textbook knowledge. While many students can productively earn high grades and learn course content, they are not always able to apply the knowledge they gain. As such, this quasi-experimental study compared the comprehensive exit exam results of learners across instructional modalities who completed a prominent graduate-level educational psychology program. ANCOVA revealed superior knowledge transfer for blended-learning students compared to those who completed distance education and significantly greater transfer of declarative, procedural, and self-regulatory knowledge by the blended-learning students. This paper ...


Overarching Themes Of Moocs: An Integrative Literature Review, Gregory Bunn, Doris Lee Aug 2021

Overarching Themes Of Moocs: An Integrative Literature Review, Gregory Bunn, Doris Lee

University of South Florida M3 Center Publishing

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) represent a growing means of offering mass instruction to students separated across distances and countries. MOOCs provide a flexible platform for instruction across numerous disciplines via the Internet. By incorporating a variety of online environments and discussion formats, MOOCs enable learners to engage with content and instructions in new ways. As MOOCs continue to evolve in design and involve more students, it becomes important to determine overarching themes in the literature discussing MOOCs. Such an investigation offers the potential to reveal new connections and ideas pertinent to the successful design and running of online courses ...


Students Engaging Students: A Model For Remote Peer-To-Peer Learning For Xr Tools And Methods, Sebastian Jakymiw, Meaghan Moody Jul 2021

Students Engaging Students: A Model For Remote Peer-To-Peer Learning For Xr Tools And Methods, Sebastian Jakymiw, Meaghan Moody

Frameless

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The Effects Of Reciprocal Teaching On Reading Comprehension In The Virtual Middle School English Classroom, Sydney Jones Jul 2021

The Effects Of Reciprocal Teaching On Reading Comprehension In The Virtual Middle School English Classroom, Sydney Jones

Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers

This study looked the effectiveness of PRESS Reciprocal Reading interventions (PRESS) when applied in a 100% distance learning environment with minority 7th & 8th grade students from an urban charter school in a major city in the upper Midwest. Data was collected using student grades on practice activities based on accuracy, teacher notes, and the standardized FASTbridge aReading test given at the beginning and end of the school year, Overall, students did not show positive progression in their reading abilities. The Covid-19 distance learning environment had a big impact on this; getting to know new technology is challenging especially on top of learning new skills independently. The absence of access to breakout rooms for the majority of the intervention also prevented students from working with one another to give immediate feedback; this is what I would work to improve in either a virtual or an in-person learning environment in the future.


Perceptions Of Special Education Services Delivered Through Online Learning Environments During Covid-19, Alex W. Wheatley Jun 2021

Perceptions Of Special Education Services Delivered Through Online Learning Environments During Covid-19, Alex W. Wheatley

Theses and Dissertations

Elementary and secondary schools saw a major shift in how instruction was delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools across the United States shut down or participated in online learning. This shift to online learning led many to question how special education services should be delivered to students with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to gauge perceptions of special education services delivered in a remote learning environment during a public health crisis. Teachers, related service providers, and parents of students with disabilities (n = 108) from across the United States were surveyed. Results showed synchronous online learning to be the ...


Learning To Teach In A Pandemic: Qualities Contributing To Success, Elizabeth Leer Jun 2021

Learning To Teach In A Pandemic: Qualities Contributing To Success, Elizabeth Leer

New Jersey English Journal

Despite facing challenges, my pre-service teachers successfully navigated student teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three qualities stood out that seemed to contribute to their success in the distance learning context: care for students, flexibility, and passion for the profession.


Pandemic Pivot: Designing A Participatory Simulation To Support Social Distancing And Remote Learning, K. K. Lamberty, Paul Friederichsen, Audrey Le Meur, Joseph Moonan Walbran Jun 2021

Pandemic Pivot: Designing A Participatory Simulation To Support Social Distancing And Remote Learning, K. K. Lamberty, Paul Friederichsen, Audrey Le Meur, Joseph Moonan Walbran

Computer Science Publications

Participatory simulations usually aim to bring simulations off screen into a shared physical space with people acting as agents in the simulation. In this paper, we describe considerations and design decisions related to creating a participatory simulation for use in learning settings with restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic where typical classroom interactions were no longer allowed. We describe how our design decisions might help children both “dive in” and “step out” to understand more about pollinators and the prairie in spite of various restrictions on how exactly they can interact with each other. Our simulation, Buzz About, uses ...


A Virtual Art Therapy Curriculum For High School Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Informed By Bronfenbrenner’S Ecological Systems Theory, Kendra Soule May 2021

A Virtual Art Therapy Curriculum For High School Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Informed By Bronfenbrenner’S Ecological Systems Theory, Kendra Soule

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

During the 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic became a global health threat. In order to maintain public safety many schools had to transition onto a virtual space using online programs and classrooms. Not only did schools move to an online platform, but also mental health therapy moved to telehealth platforms to serve those affected by the pandemic. Art therapy is a form of therapy that uses the tangible art making process, art piece, and therapeutic relationship as aspects of therapy. With the move to the virtual setting, art therapists had to modify their work to fit the new setting. Bronfenbrenner’s ...


The Extent To Which The Academic Staff At Jouf University Applied Distance Learning Strategies During Corona Pandemic (Covid-19): The Blackboard Application As A Model, Maha Affat Aldoghmi May 2021

The Extent To Which The Academic Staff At Jouf University Applied Distance Learning Strategies During Corona Pandemic (Covid-19): The Blackboard Application As A Model, Maha Affat Aldoghmi

Journal of the Association of Arab Universities for Research in Higher Education (مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية (للبحوث في التعليم العالي

Abstract: the study aimed identifying the extent to which the academic staff at Jouf University applied distance learning strategies during Corona pandemic (COVID-19) through the Blackboard application. The study followed a descriptive method, a questionnaire was prepared by the researcher and administered to 40 faculty members of Jouf University. Study results showed that the faculty members’ recognition of the importance of distance learning came on top, while the teaching staff’s use of education strategies came on moderate . Concerning the difficulties facing faculty members in using distance education strategies, through the Blackboard, they came on a moderate degree. The results ...


Information Technologies In English Lessons, Umida Fayzullaeva, Aziza Fayzullaeva May 2021

Information Technologies In English Lessons, Umida Fayzullaeva, Aziza Fayzullaeva

Mental Enlightenment Scientific-Methodological Journal

Following work is dedicated to the use of information computer technologies in the process of learning English gives students the opportunity to use their knowledge in competitions, Olympiads, quizzes and tests that are held online on the Internet, to take part in various video conferences and communicate with foreign-speaking peers. Students can get all kinds of information about the problem they are studying, which they can learn from literature, world news, articles from newspapers and magazines, as well as linguistic and cultural materials and similar sources. The deepening of the previously acquired knowledge can be carried out through both standard ...


Supporting Students Through Online Learning, Kristen M. Carlson May 2021

Supporting Students Through Online Learning, Kristen M. Carlson

Teacher Development Faculty Publications

With the onset of a pandemic, there were opportunities and challenges for supporting learners. Schools and universities were physically closed while interaction shifted to a distance learning modality. In some instances, courses became asynchronous, while other courses met synchronously using video conferencing. Educators were adaptable when the pandemic occurred, quickly setting up home offices to meet their learners’ needs. This occurrence showed that it was in educators’ best interest to understand distance best practices. Distance learning has been utilized at institutions in the United States for the past two decades. However, it has not been widely adopted as mainstream because ...


“Want More Student Participation??... Bring On The Engagement!!”, Armando Palmerin May 2021

“Want More Student Participation??... Bring On The Engagement!!”, Armando Palmerin

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Student engagement in the classroom is vital to academic achievement across all grade levels. This is especially true during middle school, where in-class participation can have a positive impact on emotional and cognitive development. Due to COVID-19 and school closures, students were forced to attend class virtually which had a negative impact on class engagement. Therefore this Capstone project focuses on how middle school teachers are keeping their students engaged during distance learning. This is an important issue that needs to be addressed because if students are not participating in their synchronous class meetings then they are not learning. It ...


Learning From Home…Less Students: A Study On What We Can Do To Reach Homeless Youth During Covid-19, Marcy Twogood May 2021

Learning From Home…Less Students: A Study On What We Can Do To Reach Homeless Youth During Covid-19, Marcy Twogood

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus of this Capstone project is on reaching homeless youth during this time of distance learning. Student homelessness is an issue because it is harder for teachers to reach them than a student with stable living conditions. According to the scholarly literature, schools are struggling to reach homeless students during the pandemic due to their lack of an address, wifi, and/or in-person interactions with their teachers. An argument is made that if schools identify students’ challenges, they can provide adequate resources. Upon interviewing the assistant principal, school counselor, who has access to students and their emotional needs, and ...


Are You Listening Students? It’S Me, Zoom: Engaging High School Students During Distance Learning, Sally Ryan May 2021

Are You Listening Students? It’S Me, Zoom: Engaging High School Students During Distance Learning, Sally Ryan

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus of this capstone project is to improve student engagement during online learning. Over a year ago, schools had to shut down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, and online instruction began. Teachers and students had to adjust to this new mode of instruction. And although new technology made this transition more manageable, students' needs in an online learning environment differ from face-to-face instruction. Distance learning has presented many challenges this past year because most of our school systems are not set up for K-12 schooling to be remote. An evidence-based argument is offered that without proper student engagement, learning ...


Evaluation Of A Teaching Assistant Program In Online Education, Shelley N. Armstrong, Kirsten Lupinski, Michelle M. Burcin, Kimberly Kato, Marsha Kaufman Apr 2021

Evaluation Of A Teaching Assistant Program In Online Education, Shelley N. Armstrong, Kirsten Lupinski, Michelle M. Burcin, Kimberly Kato, Marsha Kaufman

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

Online student success is determined by several factors, including learning effectiveness, access (academic, technical, and administrative support), faculty satisfaction, and student satisfaction. These factors are part of the Online Learning Consortium’s Pillars of Quality Online Education, which were established to ensure all students are provided a quality education, with high levels of student engagement, instructor feedback and interaction, and experiential learning opportunities. Using Teaching Assistants (TAs) in the virtual classroom is not a traditional practice for most online institutions, but is a strategy that can have a positive impact on these factors. This exploratory research study discusses a TA ...


Teachers’ Beliefs, Barriers, And Classroom Practices: A Mixed Methods Study Of Technology Integration At A School For Students With Dyslexia, Holli Bice Apr 2021

Teachers’ Beliefs, Barriers, And Classroom Practices: A Mixed Methods Study Of Technology Integration At A School For Students With Dyslexia, Holli Bice

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this action research was to describe teachers’ beliefs about technology in the classroom and identify the barriers they faced when integrating technology at a small, private school for students with dyslexia. The amount of technology available in schools has increased steadily over the past two decades. Additionally, online learning has become a viable option for K-12 students, and the novel Coronavirus forced many teachers and students into this environment during the 2020 school year. Despite increased access to technology, higher-level uses have not followed, and many teachers at the school continue to struggle integrating technology in their ...


Does Instructor Quality Affect Student Performance In A College Statistics Course?, John Griffith, Emily Faulconer, Bobby Mcmasters Apr 2021

Does Instructor Quality Affect Student Performance In A College Statistics Course?, John Griffith, Emily Faulconer, Bobby Mcmasters

Publications

Various instructor qualities have been shown to have variable influences student outcomes in online courses. In this study, the impact of faculty quality on student performance was examined by comparing student performance when taught by excellent faculty and average faculty (determined through administrative evaluations). We examined 328 student grades from a 2019 January term 200 level elementary statistics course. Student performance measures included final course scores, grade distributions and pass rates. Learning modality (asynchronous vs. synchronous) and course design (e.g. syllabus, textbook, assignment and assessment design, etc.) as confounding variables were controlled through the template approach implemented at the ...


Navigating The Online Tutorial Frontier: From Design To Deployment & Beyond, Samantha Harlow, Rachel Olsen, Natalie Haber, Renae Watson Mar 2021

Navigating The Online Tutorial Frontier: From Design To Deployment & Beyond, Samantha Harlow, Rachel Olsen, Natalie Haber, Renae Watson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

As we all have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, online teaching is a vital part of creating an open future of learning environments in higher education. Asynchronous online information literacy tutorials can engage and support online and face-to-face library users, and the planning and design process can take many forms. Librarians do not have to be instructional designers, have funding, or be accessibility experts to create engaging, online research tutorials. In this session, a panel of academic and online learning librarians from across the country will discuss creating tutorials with a variety of tools, budgets, and timelines. H5P, LibWizard, Articulate ...


Observación Participante De Clases Virtuales Bilingües En K-2 Durante Covid-19, Jennifer Quint Mar 2021

Observación Participante De Clases Virtuales Bilingües En K-2 Durante Covid-19, Jennifer Quint

World Languages and Cultures

The Covid-19 pandemic is shifting education from the classroom to a virtual setting, forcing educational institutions to collaboratively innovate a new structure for virtual learning. The world’s current state of reliance on technology came so suddenly that teachers, students, and families have no choice but to learn as they go. This research analyzes how an elementary dual- immersion bilingual program adapts to new-found challenges such as technical difficulties, variances in at home support, and student independence. Furthermore, students enrolled in a dual-immersion bilingual program face additional challenges to provide students a language immersive environment. From August 2020 to March ...


Integration Of E-Learning And Traditional Education In The Educational Process, Buoysha Abdulhamidovna Qulmatova, Dilfuza Anvarovna Buranova, Karamatillo Odiljon Ugli Azamjonov Feb 2021

Integration Of E-Learning And Traditional Education In The Educational Process, Buoysha Abdulhamidovna Qulmatova, Dilfuza Anvarovna Buranova, Karamatillo Odiljon Ugli Azamjonov

Scientific Bulletin of Namangan State University

Using information technologies on education is requirement of the present-time. The paper describes that organizing there is given about mixed educational technology and its models which are considered to be integration of electronic and traditional education.


The Relationship Between Learning Mode And Student Performance In An Undergraduate Elementary Statistics Course In The United States, John C. Griffith, Emily K. Faulconer, Bobby L. Mcmasters Feb 2021

The Relationship Between Learning Mode And Student Performance In An Undergraduate Elementary Statistics Course In The United States, John C. Griffith, Emily K. Faulconer, Bobby L. Mcmasters

Publications

Faculty have conducted many studies on the relationship between learning mode and student performance but few researchers have evaluated final grades, grade distribution, and pass rates in a sophomore introductory statistics course with a non-traditional student population who self-selected the learning mode from among different course sections. Accordingly, we examined 307 end-of-course grades from four different modes of instruction: (a) online, (b) videosynchronous learning classroom, (c) videosynchronous learning home, and (d) traditional classroom in an introductory statistics course. All data on grades, which included pass rate and grade distribution, were collected from the nine-week January 2019 term. All learning modes ...


Homeschooling During Covid-19: A Case Study, Rebecca Z. Johnson Jan 2021

Homeschooling During Covid-19: A Case Study, Rebecca Z. Johnson

All NMU Master's Theses

The purpose of this collective case study was to describe the lived experiences of homeschool families during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically how they managed their day to include teaching elementary school-aged children in the rural Midwestern United States. This qualitative case study allowed the researcher to analyze the phenomenon of homeschooling during a global pandemic, and the strategies necessary to balance home and schooling during unprecedented times. The data for this case study included a pre-interview questionnaire, an interview, and primary source documents from two homeschool families. The means by which the homeschool families organized their day to include the ...


Mathematical Representations In A Synchronous Online Mathematics Specialist Preparation Program, Theresa Wills, Deborah Crawford, Kate Roscioli, Shruti Sanghavi Jan 2021

Mathematical Representations In A Synchronous Online Mathematics Specialist Preparation Program, Theresa Wills, Deborah Crawford, Kate Roscioli, Shruti Sanghavi

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

Universities are implementing more online courses (Yamagata-Lynch, 2014). However, instructors may feel a sense of trepidation in transitioning a mathematics class to a synchronous online platform because they do not want to compromise quality pedagogy (Herrington et al., 2001) for the convenience of an online environment (Wills, 2021). Some courses have successfully transitioned to a synchronous online environment while maintaining rich discussion and student collaboration (Baker & Hjalmarson, 2019); however, mathematics content courses include the additional challenge of incorporating problem solving with multiple representations. This paper focuses on how mathematical representations emerge in a synchronous online course for mathematics specialists.


Hope In A Time Of Global Unrest: An Ethnographic Study, Sabrina Hanson Jan 2021

Hope In A Time Of Global Unrest: An Ethnographic Study, Sabrina Hanson

Claremont Graduate University School of Education Teacher Education

This paper documents the observations, struggles, and insights of a first year teacher. It is a year-long documentation of the search for hope during a global pandemic that affected the way schools functioned and how students learned. This work is in three distinct sections. The first section is a self-reflection of identity and why this teacher chose teaching as a profession. The second section is focused on two of their students, one who is immunocompromised, and one who has significant learning challenges, and how they navigated the quarantine during the pandemic through their expression of learning. The third section reflects ...


Belize Student Success And Well-Being During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Study Report 2020-2021, Ariana J. Groen, Daniel Houlihan, Jacob Wessels, Collin Estrada Jan 2021

Belize Student Success And Well-Being During The Covid-19 Pandemic: Study Report 2020-2021, Ariana J. Groen, Daniel Houlihan, Jacob Wessels, Collin Estrada

Psychology Faculty Publications

The Student Success and Challenges to Education in the Country of Belize During the COVID-19 Pandemic studies were created and conducted in the hopes of attaining data on the needs, success, and barriers to students, their families, and educators during distance learning. The purpose of the survey is to examine parents and educators in Belize to understand the scope of potential challenges during the COVID pandemic as it relates to student education, well-being, support, access to materials, availability of resources, and areas of concern. Questionnaires were created to hear the voices of parents and guardians as well as educators of ...


Online Teaching Self-Efficacy And Faculty Ict And Computer Attitudes In Higher Education, Sharifa Jomoke Simmons Jan 2021

Online Teaching Self-Efficacy And Faculty Ict And Computer Attitudes In Higher Education, Sharifa Jomoke Simmons

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The digital age is reshaping learning and instruction and encouraging educational technology advances within higher education institutions. However, online faculty are not integrating technology into their classes despite the technology related professional development they receive. The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine if a relationship exists between online teaching self-efficacy and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and computer attitudes and faculty participation in technology professional development activities, gender, and age within the context of institutions of higher education. Alfred Bandura’s social learning theory and Roger’s diffusion of innovations theory framed the study. Using Qualtrics, survey data ...