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Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for their citizens. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education's contributions to social, economic, and…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Educational Finance, Access to Education, Higher Education
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2015
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) and its 16 members work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy among its members and their institutions, WICHE strengthens higher education's contributions…
Descriptors: Interstate Programs, Organizations (Groups), Higher Education, Student Exchange Programs
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Tay, Gidget C.; Edwards, Kimberly D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
A visual aid teaching tool, the DanceChemistry video series, has been developed to teach fundamental chemistry concepts through dance. These educational videos portray chemical interactions at the molecular level using dancers to represent chemical species. Students reported that the DanceChemistry videos helped them visualize chemistry ideas in a…
Descriptors: Dance, Chemistry, Visual Aids, Scientific Concepts
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Bali, Maha; Crawford, Maureen; Jessen, Rhonda; Signorelli, Paul; Zamora, Mia – Educational Media International, 2015
Imagine the challenge of being immersed in a dynamic learning network where you play brinkmanship with being overwhelmed by a plethora of information, comments, and conversations on a topic of intense interest to you. Through adept facilitation, the comments and encouragement of fellow participants, and your own perseverance, you develop a network…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Networks
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Yong, Darryl; Levy, Rachel; Lape, Nancy – PRIMUS, 2015
Flipped classrooms have the potential to improve student learning and metacognitive skills as a result of increased time for active learning and group work and student control over pacing, when compared with traditional lecture-based courses. We are currently running a 4-year controlled study to examine the impact of flipping an Introductory…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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Allen, Gregory; Guzman-Alvarez, Alberto; Smith, Amy; Gamage, Alan; Molinaro, Marco; Larsen, Delmar S. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2015
Open educational resources (OERs) provide a potential alternative to costly textbooks and can allow content to be edited and adapted to a variety of classroom environments. At the University of California, Davis, the OER "ChemWiki" project, as part of the greater STEMWiki Hyperlibrary, was developed to supplant traditional post-secondary…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Chemistry
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Marcos, Teri A.; Loose, William V. – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2015
This report, the second in a series, provides comparative empirical data on current state and national university trends around the thematic strategies and constructs ten fully online Educational Leadership programs engage within their innovative designs. Our 2014 iPrincipals report provided information on how one California University…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation
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Stephens, Michael; Jones, Kyle M. L. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
From the cutting edge of innovations in online education comes the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a potentially disruptive and transformational mechanism for large-scale learning. What's the role of librarians in a MOOC? What can librarians learn from participating in a large-scale professional development opportunity delivered in an open…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Librarians
Noll, Christopher B. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This study examined the effect of course delivery mode on academic help-seeking beliefs and behaviors, academic self-efficacy, and the levels of individual interest in biology of students in an entry-level General Education biology course. This intersection of online education, science courses, and academic success factors merits attention because…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Help Seeking, Self Efficacy, Biology
Venezia, Andrea; Lewis, Jodi – Education Insights Center, 2015
The early years of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in California were complicated by the Great Recession as well as by a significant devolution of finance and programmatic control to the local level through the Local Control Funding Formula. The state charted a steady course and took a systematic approach to CCSS…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Policy
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2015
For the thirty-eighth time, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2015
For the thirty-eighth time, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Cognitive Processes, Professional Development, Active Learning
Evans, Brent J.; Baker, Rachel B.; Dee, Thomas – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2015
Using a unique dataset of 44 Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), this paper examines critical patterns of enrollment, engagement, persistence, and completion among students in online higher education. By leveraging fixed-effects specifications based on over 2.1 million student observations across more than 2,900 lectures, we analyze engagement,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Jiang, Suhang; Williams, Adrienne E.; Warschauer, Mark; He, Wenliang; O'Dowd, Diane K. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
There is concern that online education may widen the achievement gap between students from different socioeconomic classes. The recent discussion of integrating massive open online courses (MOOCs) into formal higher education has added fuel to this debate. In this study, factors influencing enrollment and completion in a pre-college preparatory…
Descriptors: Biology, Secondary School Science, College Preparation, High School Students
Fulkerth, Robert – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
A comprehensive adjunct faculty training program is described, whose aim is to improve student perceptions of courses and programs in a private, not-for-profit MBA and Law degree granting university in San Francisco, The program is somewhat novel in that it uses (a) student input from open-ended responses on course evaluations to determine faculty…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Feedback (Response), Faculty Development
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