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A Journey Of 1,588 Miles: A Story Of Success, Failure And Getting Back On Track, Khalil P. Huey Oct 2012

A Journey Of 1,588 Miles: A Story Of Success, Failure And Getting Back On Track, Khalil P. Huey

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


My Isu Journey, Joseph A. Near Oct 2012

My Isu Journey, Joseph A. Near

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


Who Am I?, Marcus A. Herrera Oct 2012

Who Am I?, Marcus A. Herrera

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


Notable College Experiences Through Original Still Photography, Brandon D. Mich Oct 2012

Notable College Experiences Through Original Still Photography, Brandon D. Mich

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


My Adventure At Iowa State, Hallie S. Rethwisch Oct 2012

My Adventure At Iowa State, Hallie S. Rethwisch

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


My Narrative, Brett A. Boulden Oct 2012

My Narrative, Brett A. Boulden

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


"Your Adventure Starts Here...", Jennifer M. Nixon Oct 2012

"Your Adventure Starts Here...", Jennifer M. Nixon

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


From Graduation To College Blossoming Into A Flower: A Narrative By Christina Ling, Christina E. Ling Oct 2012

From Graduation To College Blossoming Into A Flower: A Narrative By Christina Ling, Christina E. Ling

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


Final Narrative, Kyle A. Lawson Oct 2012

Final Narrative, Kyle A. Lawson

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


Certainty, Anna G. Gresser Oct 2012

Certainty, Anna G. Gresser

Carver Academy Student Narratives

No abstract provided.


Developing Multi-Disciplinary Study Abroad Programs In An Undisciplined World, Chad M. Gasta Apr 2012

Developing Multi-Disciplinary Study Abroad Programs In An Undisciplined World, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

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Not Just Showing Up To Class: New Tas, Critical Composition Pedagogy, And Multiliteracies, Barbara J. Blakely Apr 2012

Not Just Showing Up To Class: New Tas, Critical Composition Pedagogy, And Multiliteracies, Barbara J. Blakely

English Publications

New TAs, who teach most first-year composition (hereafter FYC) in major universities, gamely take on a variety of new experiences during their first semesters in the classroom (Bettencourt; Duffelmeyer “Learning to Learn,” “New Perspectives”; Farris; Marback). These TAs, despite their often-unacknowledged or overlooked teaching role in the university, can and do participate in achieving institutional and programmatic goals by further “renegotiating the definition of first- and second-year composition courses from ‘service courses’ in the academy to sites of intellectual activity and forums for sharing world views” (Neeley). Their experiences combine the challenges of being a university instructor for the first ...


Alternative Models Of Self-Regulation And Implications For L2 Strategy Research, Jim Ranalli Jan 2012

Alternative Models Of Self-Regulation And Implications For L2 Strategy Research, Jim Ranalli

English Publications

In this paper I discuss the proposal of Dörnyei and colleagues (Dörnyei, 2005; Tseng, Dörnyei, & Schmitt, 2006) to replace the construct of learning strategy with that of self-regulation and thus shift the research focus from specific strategic behaviors to a trait that is seen to underlie them. I argue that before doing so, we need a fuller understanding of what self-regulation entails and how it might intersect with traditional concerns of second language strategy research. To contribute to this understanding, I highlight alternative conceptualizations of self-regulation and then use data from my doctoral research to illustrate one in particular, the ...


Mentoring Perceptions And Experiences Of Minority Students Participating In Summer Research Opportunity Programs, Marcus Glenn, Levon T. Esters, Michael S. Retallick Jan 2012

Mentoring Perceptions And Experiences Of Minority Students Participating In Summer Research Opportunity Programs, Marcus Glenn, Levon T. Esters, Michael S. Retallick

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Literature has documented the underrepresentation of minority students in higher education and the importance of mentoring programs in retaining these students in the academy. This study examines the perceptions of mentoring and actual mentoring experiences of minority students participating in two Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROPs) at Iowa State University. Seven mentoring functions (Clarity of Project, Challenging Assignment, Training, Contact, Assistance, Feedback and Role Modeling) were identified through the literature as being important in the mentoring relationship. Findings indicated that the students’ mentoring experience was better than expected, but students also noted that mentors should devote more attention to the ...


Towards Effective Integration And Positive Impact Of Automated Writing Evaluation In L2 Writing, Elena Cotos Jan 2012

Towards Effective Integration And Positive Impact Of Automated Writing Evaluation In L2 Writing, Elena Cotos

English Publications

The increasing dominance of English has elevated the need to develop an ability to effectively communicate in writing, and this has put a strain on second language education programs worldwide. Faced with time-consuming and copious commenting on student drafts and inspired by the promise of computerized writing assessment, many "educational technology enthusiasts are looking to A WE [automated writing evaluation] as a silver bullet for language and literacy development" (Warschauer & Ware, 2006, p. 175). This chapter reviews what AWE offers for learners and teachers and raises a number of controversies regarding A WE effectiveness with the underlying message that clear ...


Written English Into Spoken: A Functional Discourse Analysis Of American, Indian, And Chinese Ta Presentations, John Levis, Greta M. Levis, Tammy Slater Jan 2012

Written English Into Spoken: A Functional Discourse Analysis Of American, Indian, And Chinese Ta Presentations, John Levis, Greta M. Levis, Tammy Slater

English Publications

International teaching assistants (ITAs) often receive specialized training because their spoken English is not easily comprehensible. Lack of comprehensibility may be influenced by grammatical issues (Tyler, 1994), incorrect or inadequate discourse structure (Tyler, 1992; Williams, 1992), or aspects of their pronunciation, such as unclear sentence focus (Hahn, 2004) or intonation (Pickering, 2001; Wennerstrom, 1998). Problems with comprehensibility may be compounded by ITAs having learned English through formal, written models. However, we do not know how ITAs change written text into an oral lecture, nor how their strategies differ from those of native teaching assistants (NTAs) doing the same task. This ...


Call Evaluation: Students’ Perception And Use Of Lomástv, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Jan 2012

Call Evaluation: Students’ Perception And Use Of Lomástv, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Publications

In order to integrate technology into the language curriculum, it is essential not only to evaluate a program with a second language acquisition (SLA) framework but also seek the students’ attitudes towards the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) (Ayres, 2002). Addressing CALL evaluation, this paper reports on a 2-year empirical study of learners’ perceptions, at the intermediate level, about the use of a web-based multimedia program with authentic video clips having full control of help options (i.e., dual input using subtitles in L1 and L2, pitch-correct slow play, and backward and forward buttons, transcripts and online dictionary) and ...


The Role Of Culture In Predicting Students' Achievement: International Perspectives, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Agustina Veny Purnamasari Jan 2012

The Role Of Culture In Predicting Students' Achievement: International Perspectives, Linda Serra Hagedorn, Agustina Veny Purnamasari

Education Publications

We amended the rich PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) data to include culture measures of power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism-collectivism; masculinity-femininity; and longand short-term orientation based on country. The added scores of each country on the culture components were obtained from the extensive studies of Hofstede and colleagues (2010). The dependent variables in our study are students’ achievements in the fields of reading, math, and science from various countries taken from PISA data. There are three proposed research questions: Do the various aspects of culture have an effect on students’ achievement internationally? Which of the culture measures explains a ...


Documenting And Digitizing The Student Experience: A Collaboration Between Iowa State University's Carver Academy And The University Archives, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Patricia Randolph Leigh Oct 2011

Documenting And Digitizing The Student Experience: A Collaboration Between Iowa State University's Carver Academy And The University Archives, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Patricia Randolph Leigh

Special Collections Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This presentation will focus on a collaborative documentary project, which is an effort to document minority undergraduate students and their college experience at Iowa State University. The purpose is two-fold: first to better connect these students with their own individual college experience, and to also provide historical documentation for students of color at Iowa State University, which in the past, has been difficult to create or collect. One of the most difficult aspects of university life to create and/or collect documentation, is without a doubt, for the student experience. John Straw observes that “A significant part of the education ...


Insights From Spanish-Speaking Employees In The Iowa Horticultural Industry, Emilie Justen, Cynthia L. Haynes, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Nancy Grudens-Schuck Jan 2011

Insights From Spanish-Speaking Employees In The Iowa Horticultural Industry, Emilie Justen, Cynthia L. Haynes, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Addressing the needs of Latino workers can help improve working conditions, job satisfaction, and productivity of both employees and the companies hiring Latino workers. The study reported here assessed educational needs, communication gaps, and technical skills of Latino workers working in the horticultural industry in Iowa—an ethnic group that is relatively new to Iowa. Focus groups were conducted with Latino workers and produced topics for educational programming and suggestions that could improve communications between predominantly English-speaking managers and Spanish-speaking Latino employees, and the horticultural knowledge of the Latino employees.


Potential Of Automated Writing Evaluation Feedback, Elena Cotos Jan 2011

Potential Of Automated Writing Evaluation Feedback, Elena Cotos

English Publications

This paper presents an empirical evaluation of automated writing evaluation (AWE) feedback used for L2 academic writing teaching and learning. It introduces the Intelligent Academic Discourse Evaluator (IADE), a new web-based AWE program that analyzes the introduction section to research articles and generates immediate, individualized, and discipline-specific feedback. The purpose of the study was to investigate the potential of IADE’s feedback. A mixed-methods approach with a concurrent transformative strategy was employed. Quantitative data consisted of responses to Likert-scale, yes/no, and open-ended survey questions; automated and human scores for first and final drafts; and pre-/posttest scores. Qualitative data ...


Review Of Wimba Voice 6.0 Collaborative Suite, Elena Cotos Jan 2011

Review Of Wimba Voice 6.0 Collaborative Suite, Elena Cotos

English Publications

Wimba Voice 6.0TM is a component of the Wimba Collaboraton SuiteTM 6.0, which is a set of tools for online communication that combines a series of interactive technologies. Wimba Voice allows teachers to complement their pedagogical approaches with five web-based applications: Voice Authoring, Voice Board, Voice Podcaster, Voice Presenter, and Voice Email. These applications add audio and video components to asynchronous communication and can be easily integrated into different course management environments (e.g., Angel, Blackboard, Moodle, WebCT). Consequently, Wimba Voice has attracted the interest of an increasing number of language educators who are striving to enhance teaching ...


Review Of Task-Based Language Learning And Teaching With Technology, Jim Ranalli Jan 2011

Review Of Task-Based Language Learning And Teaching With Technology, Jim Ranalli

English Publications

It is interesting to consider that task-based learning and teaching (TBLT) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL) both originated in the 1980s, were long considered marginal to mainstream language education (though this has thankfully changed), and more recently have been the focus of increasing scholarly attention, and yet to date no book has explicitly addressed the potential links between these two fields. What antecedents and principles do they share, and how can they mutually inform each other’s contributions to second language pedagogy and research? Task-based language learning and teaching with technology, edited by Michael Thomas and Hayo Reinders, attempts to ...


The Spread Of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle Jan 2010

The Spread Of Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

This paper argues that the vertical spread of computer-assisted language learning (CALL), i.e., a spread throughout language materials and curricula, makes it difficult to draw a clear distinction between CALL and other language materials. In view of the emphasis that teachers, researchers, and administrators have placed on evaluating CALL, I argue that some valuable lessons about materials evaluation can be drawn from reflection on issues in CALL evaluation. In particular, I discuss the opportunities for professionals to reconsider assumptions held about comparative research, draw upon research perspectives and methods from applied linguistics in materials evaluation, and include critical perspectives ...


Developing Spanish Online Readings Using Design-Based Research, Cristina Pardo-Ballester, Julio Cesar Rodriguez Jan 2010

Developing Spanish Online Readings Using Design-Based Research, Cristina Pardo-Ballester, Julio Cesar Rodriguez

World Languages and Cultures Publications

This article reports on the use of design-based research (DBR) in the development of online reading materials for beginning and intermediate Spanish learners. The report focuses on four studies of two main aspects of the development, namely, interface design and learner perceptions. The discussion of interface design includes the analysis of learner expectations and interface organization. The analysis of learner perceptions includes frequency of use and impact of multimedia glosses on the learning of vocabulary. Findings reveal the importance of involving learners in all aspects of materials design and development and make evident the strengths of a DBR approach to ...


The Validity Argument Of A Web-Based Spanish Listening Exam: Test Usefulness Evaluation, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Jan 2010

The Validity Argument Of A Web-Based Spanish Listening Exam: Test Usefulness Evaluation, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Publications

his study describes research used for supporting a validity argument for a new Spanish Listening Exam, whose scores are intended to place examinees into appropriate levels of university Spanish classes. This study contributes to the field of argument-based approaches to language assessment by implementing Bachman's (2005)Bachman, L. F. 2005. Building and supporting a case for test use. Language Assessment Quarterly, 1: 1–34. [Google Scholar] assessment use argument framework. The validity argument is supported by research providing backing for three warrants pertaining to the quality of inference that can be made on the basis of examinees' performance. These ...


Assessing Language And Content: A Functional Perspective, Bernard Mohan, Constant Leung, Tammy Slater Jan 2010

Assessing Language And Content: A Functional Perspective, Bernard Mohan, Constant Leung, Tammy Slater

English Publications

This chapter will discuss the integrated assessment of language and content (IALC), with particular reference to second language learning and use. We will address the central question of IALC: what does it mean to assess language and content in an integrated way? To put the question more specifically: what does it mean to assess how wording constructs meaning (and particularly content meaning) in text in context?


Towards Systematic And Sustained Formative Assessment Of Causal Explanations In Oral Interactions, Tammy Slater, Bernard Mohan Jan 2010

Towards Systematic And Sustained Formative Assessment Of Causal Explanations In Oral Interactions, Tammy Slater, Bernard Mohan

English Publications

The questions and answers in the above exchanges are common occurrences in classroom discourse: requests by the teacher for causal explanations and efforts by the students to give them. To succeed in school, students need to be able to explain causally, and teachers need to be able to assess these explanations. Students’ causal explanations allow teachers to check understandings of how and why; thus, examining the development of this type of discourse has the potential to provide a framework for formative assessment that can promote learning. Researchers and educators working from a systemic functional linguistic perspective have provided a body ...


You Got The Word Now: Problematizing Vocabulary-Based Academic Language Instruction, Katherine R. Bruna, Roberta Vann, Moises P. Escudero Jan 2010

You Got The Word Now: Problematizing Vocabulary-Based Academic Language Instruction, Katherine R. Bruna, Roberta Vann, Moises P. Escudero

Education Publications

With increasing numbers of English Learners enrolling in public schools, teachers of core academic subject area classes are facing the challenge of integrating English language development into instruction. This article describes how teachers' understanding of infusing language into science teaching can shape instructional practices and consequently influence the simultaneous English language development and science learning of English Learner students.


Response To Gee’S Commentary On “Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.” A 21st Century Niche For The Natural., Katherine R. Bruna Jan 2010

Response To Gee’S Commentary On “Ways With Words: Language Play And The Science Learning Of Mexican Newcomer Adolescents.” A 21st Century Niche For The Natural., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

I read James Gee's response to my paper at the same time that I was beginning Sherry Turkle's (2008) book "Falling for Science: Objects in Mind." Reading Gee against the backdrop of Turkle was helpful.