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Computers & Education Vol. 126, No. 1 (November 2018) pp. 376–387
PowerPoint has become a ubiquitous tool for instructors who teach college students. Almost two decades of student learning research has examined the impact of traditional instruction (i.e., chalk and talk) versus instruction aided by PowerPoint....
Internet and Higher Education Vol. 34, No. 1 (July 2017) pp. 65–71
The current study utilized a three-point lagged design to examine the role of mentors during the beginning, middle, and end of undergraduate and graduate-level online courses. Using self-determination theory as a theoretical framework, findings from ...
Technology and Engineering Teacher Vol. 74, No. 5 (February 2015) pp. 8–16
Underwater robots (or ROVs: Remotely Operated Vehicles as they are typically called in industry) have recently become a very popular instructional STEM activity. Nationally, ROVs have been used in science and technology classrooms for several years...
Implementation and Outcomes of a Responsibility-Based Continuing Professional Development Protocol in Physical Education
Sport, Education and Society Vol. 20, No. 3 (2015) pp. 398–419
Research in education and physical education has emphasized the need for continuing professional development (CPD) programs that are aligned with best practices. More specifically, scholars interested in teaching personal and social responsibility ...
Matthew J. Smith; Emily J. Ginger; Katherine Wright; Michael A. Wright; Julie Lounds Taylor; Laura Boteler Humm; Dale E. Olsen; Morris D. Bell; Michael F. Fleming
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Vol. 44, No. 10 (October 2014) pp. 2450–2463
The feasibility and efficacy of virtual reality job interview training (VR-JIT) was assessed in a single-blinded randomized controlled trial. Adults with autism spectrum disorder were randomized to VR-JIT (n = 16) or treatment-as-usual (TAU) (n = 10)...
Journal of College Science Teaching Vol. 44, No. 1 (September 2014) pp. 75–80
This article discusses the results of a survey that was posted for those who regularly peruse the website of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS). Faculty members were asked about their use of case studies and videos in...
An Examination of Intervention Research with Secondary Students with EBD in Light of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
Behavioral Disorders Vol. 39, No. 3 (May 2014)
In this review, the authors offer a critical analysis of published interventions for improving mathematics performance among middle and high school students with EBD in light of the Common Core State Standards. An exhaustive review of literature...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 41, No. 2 (March 2013) pp. 431–453
In an attempt to address shortcomings revealed in international assessments and lamented in legislation, many schools are reducing or eliminating elective courses, applying the rationale that replacing "non-essential" subjects with core subjects,...
Anatomical Sciences Education Vol. 6, No. 1 (2013) pp. 19–28
The increasing number of digital anatomy teaching software packages challenges anatomy educators on how to best integrate these tools for teaching and learning. Realistically, there exists a complex interplay of design, implementation, politics, and ...
Technology and Engineering Teacher Vol. 71, No. 7 (April 2012) pp. 3–9
Programming is a fundamental component of modern society. Programming and its applications influence much of how people work and interact. Because of people's reliance on programming in one or many of its applications, there is a need to teach...
Grandparents of Grandchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Strengthening Relationships through Technology Activities
International Journal of Aging and Human Development Vol. 75, No. 2 (2012) pp. 169–184
This study of grandparent-grandchild relationships was embedded in the context of technology workshops offered for young children on the autism spectrum. The purpose of this research was to examine the perspectives of six involved grandparents...
The Relationships among Attachment Style, Personality Traits, Interpersonal Competency, and Facebook Use
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology Vol. 33, No. 6 (2012) pp. 294–301
Among emerging adult populations, the increasingly prevalent use of online social media, such as Facebook, and its relationship to individual personality traits and interpersonal relationships are of growing interest to researchers. The current...
Journal of College Science Teaching Vol. 40, No. 4 (March 2011) pp. 76–80
Case study teaching had a long tradition in law and business before it made the jump to medical school education in the form of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in the 1970s. Today, both the University of Delaware's Clearinghouse and the University of...
Journal of Interactive Online Learning Vol. 9, No. 1 (2010) pp. 44–63
This study reviewed empirical research conducted in Second Life by educators since Second Life's launch in 2003. The study's purpose was to identify how Second Life is being used in both K-12 and higher education. The methodology, findings, and...
Journal of Communication Disorders Vol. 43, No. 3 (2010) pp. 199–211
Speakers who use an electrolarynx following a total laryngectomy no longer require pulmonary support for speech. Subsequently, chest wall movements may be affected; however, chest wall movements in these speakers are not well defined. The purpose of ...
A One-Credit Hands-On Introductory Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering Using a Variety of Topic Modules
J W. Pierre; F K. Tuffner; J R. Anderson; D L. Whitman; A H. M. S. Ula; R F. Kubichek; C H. G. Wright; S F. Barrett; J J. Cupal; J C. Hamann
IEEE Transactions on Education Vol. 52, No. 2 (May 2009) pp. 263–272
This paper describes a one-credit laboratory course for freshmen majoring in electrical and computer engineering (ECE). The course is motivational in nature and exposes the students to a wide range of areas of electrical and computer engineering....
A Ten-year Assessment of a Biomedical Engineering Summer Research Internship Within a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 8, No. 3 (Mar 04, 2008)
A Biomedical Engineering Internship Program conducted within a Comprehensive Cancer Center over a 10 year period was assessed and evaluated. Although this is a non-traditional location for an internship, it is an ideal site for a multidisciplinary...
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Reflective practice is an integral component of a teacher's classroom success (Zeichner, 1996; Valli, 1997). Reflective practice requires a teacher to step back and consider the implications and effects of teaching practices. Research has shown that ...
Parents' Expectations and Perceptions Concerning the Provision of Communication Aids by the Communication Aids Project (CAP)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol. 23, No. 1 (2007) pp. 47–65
This paper reports findings from part of an evaluation study of the Communication Aids Project (CAP), a government-funded project in England which provided communication aids to school-aged children. The paper focuses on parents' views of the CAP...
Supporting Children with Communication Aids in Transition: The Perspective of Children and Adults Involved with the Communication Aids Project (CAP)
Support for Learning Vol. 21, No. 3 (August 2006) pp. 141–148
This paper reports findings from an evaluation study of the Communication Aids Project (CAP), focussing on the perspective of children at points of educational transition and the parents, education staff and Speech and Language Therapists who...
Communication Aids in the Classroom: The Views of Education Staff and Speech and Language Therapists Involved with the Communication Aids Project
British Journal of Special Education Vol. 33, No. 1 (March 2006) pp. 25–32
The findings presented in this paper are part of an independent evaluation study of the Communication Aids Project (CAP). The study was carried out between July 2003 and April 2004 and looked at the impact of CAP on children receiving communication...
Jennifer J. Vogel; David S. Vogel; Jan Cannon-Bowers; Clint A. Bowers; Kathryn Muse; Michelle Wright
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 34, No. 3 (2006) pp. 229–243
Substantial disagreement exists in the literature regarding which educational technology results in the highest cognitive gain for learners. In an attempt to resolve this dispute, we conducted a meta-analysis to decipher which teaching method, games ...
Journal of General Education Vol. 49, No. 1 (2000) pp. 23–33
To ensure the general education curriculum's success, information literacy must be integrated into the curriculum. Librarians and general education curriculum planners must create and maintain strong partnerships to optimize success. Discusses...
Technology Teacher Vol. 59, No. 5 (2000) pp. 32–38
Describes projects using conventional technologies--incorporation of relatively inexpensive visual control with mobile robots using a simple remote control vehicle platform, a camera, a mirror, and a computer. Explains how technology teachers can...
Computers in Human Behavior Vol. 13, No. 3 (1997) pp. 305–16
Describes a study of undergraduates in the United Kingdom that investigated the relationship between computer anxiety and self-ratings of mood change. Mood was measured either by a computerized form of visual analog mood scales (VAMS) or by a paper...
Educational Technology Vol. 23, No. 8 (1983) pp. 13–20
Effective display of organized content is demonstrated through the Organized Content Technique (OCT), which synthesizes, collates, and organizes information into a sound conceptual configuration, including layout, display, typography, descriptors,...
Journal of Special Education Technology Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 1978) pp. 37–45
The article describes the computer-based Integrated Civil Engineering System Project planning and control technique and discusses its applicability to a special education instructional product development project. (CL)