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American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
David Foster is the founder of Kryterion, an Internet test administration company, and currently serves there as chief scientist and executive vice president. He is the author of numerous articles for industry trade journals and textbooks and sits on the Council for the International Test Commission. In this interview, Foster talks about his…
Descriptors: Test Construction, High Stakes Tests, Educational Technology, Interviews
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Ribbat, Christoph – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2010
In a satiric chapter of David Foster Wallace's novel "Infinite Jest," a mock media expert reports how American consumers of the near future recoil from a new communication device known as "videophony" and return to the voice-only telephone of the Bell Era. This article explores the said chapter in the framework of media theories reading the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Telecommunications, Video Technology, Influence of Technology
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Hanson, Steve – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2019
This paper tracks the managing-out of Postmodernism in UK universities, before casting doubt on the tendency to declare its death. Firstly, Postmodernism's current status as 'geist' is defined and the question is put as to whether Postmodernity is dead in the university. I use Google Ngrams and data from the main three academic libraries I am…
Descriptors: Postmodernism, Universities, Computer Software, Academic Libraries
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Mahon, Áine – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2021
"The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy" was published in 2016 to critical acclaim. Rejecting outright the marketisation of the modern university, the book proposed a countercultural approach which denounced the seductive imperatives to overwork and competition and called on academics to make a more…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Commercialization, Higher Education, Faculty Workload
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Foster, David K.; Foster, Dean P. – Reading Psychology, 2014
This article provides a statistical analysis of the reading gains observed at one American school in the Caribbean that was using Accelerated Reader. It provides an estimate of the number of hours students needed to read to advance their reading performance an additional year. The authors estimate how much Accelerated Reader contributed to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction
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Gary, Kevin – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2018
Sociologist Zygmunt Bauman characterizes this era as a time of "liquid modernity." Rather than settled meanings, categories, and frames of reference, Bauman contends that meaning is always in flux, open-ended rather than closed. This flux is in large part driven and exacerbated by a culture of consumerism. This phenomenology of the…
Descriptors: Presidents, Consumer Economics, Phenomenology, Educational Philosophy
Lamanna, David Rocco – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research focused on the barriers faced in college by foster-adopt students with same-sex parents. Through specially developed training sessions designed to train and educate college faculty, staff, and administrators, peer reviewers provided feedback on the relevance of the content in the training sessions. The conceptual framework of the…
Descriptors: Adoption, LGBTQ People, Foster Care, Barriers
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Bleakley, Alan; Jolly, Margaretta – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2012
Using contemporary literary sources, we explore the powerful ideological framework that normalises prescription dependency as part of everyday life, focusing upon the treatment of mood disorders. Through a literary critical methodology, we read novels by American hyperrealists such as Bret Easton Ellis, David Foster Wallace and Rick Moody as…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Novels, Physicians, Drug Therapy
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Foster, Colin; Martin, David – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2016
We analyse the "two-dice horse race" task often used in lower secondary school, in which two ordinary dice are thrown repeatedly and each time the sum of the scores determines which horse (numbered 1 to 12) moves forwards one space.
Descriptors: Statistics, Markov Processes, Probability, Statistical Significance
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Foster, David; Gilardi, Filippo; Martin, Paul; Song, Wei; Towey, Dave; White, Andrew – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This article reports an undergraduate software engineering project in which, over a period of 2 years, four student teams from different cohorts developed a note-taking app for four academic clients at the students' own university. We investigated how projects involving internal clients can give students the benefits of engaging in real software…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Computer Software, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Cox, Joshua; Foster, Brandon; Bamat, David – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2019
This purpose of this resource is to support state and local education agencies in identifying reliable and valid instruments that measure collaboration, perseverance, and self-regulated learning among secondary school students. This resource, developed by the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast & Islands in collaboration with its Social…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Secondary School Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Moè, Angelica; Putwain, David W. – Educational Psychology, 2020
This study contrasted the effects of two task messages, evaluative or non-evaluative, on mathematics performance, affect, and intrinsic task motivation. One hundred-twenty secondary-school students aged 17-21 years were delivered one of the two messages, or assigned to a control condition, before completing a mathematics task, measures of message…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Student Motivation, Comparative Analysis
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Cidav, Zuleyha; Xie, Ming; Mandell, David S. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
The prevalence and risk of foster care involvement among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relative to children with intellectual disability (ID), children with ASD and ID, and typically developing children were examined using 2001-2007 Medicaid data. Children were followed up to the first foster care placement or until the end of 2007;…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Risk, Placement, Children
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Cutton, David; Hochstetler, Douglas R. – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2021
Helping children find personal meaning and improve proficiency while submersed in the value of sport is critical to emotional/social development. Self-talk (ST) is a cognitive learning strategy that we can harness to encourage and prepare children to solve a problem or address an imminent situation, while acknowledging that they mature at…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Physical Education, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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Gormley, Kevin – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2020
Much has been written about creativity in education policy and about how the concept is mediated in institutions like schools and universities. Although constructs like 'creative teachers' and 'teachers that foster creativity' are highly prevalent in the literature, there are few situated and contextualised accounts of what such constructs mean to…
Descriptors: Ethics, Creativity, Self Concept, Professional Identity
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