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Culpepper, Diane W.; Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Blank, William E. – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2015
The purpose of this study was to determine the quality of an e-mentoring program and the impact of participation on at-risk high school students enrolled in dropout prevention programs. The quality of the program was evaluated based on the ease of implementation, use of technology, and overall satisfaction. Indicators of student's self-esteem,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, At Risk Persons, Mentors, Program Effectiveness
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Luetkemeyer, Jennifer R. – School Library Research, 2016
Numerous policymakers have called for K-12 educators to increase their effectiveness by transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and teaching with digital resources and tools. In this study we outline the significance of studying pressing issues related to use of digital resources in the K-12 environment and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Resources, Teacher Effectiveness, STEM Education
Vermiller, Miriam M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study investigated the experience of nine older adult students over 50 years old as they matriculated in the traditional multigenerational classroom at a community college in Central Florida. The college chosen for the study primarily serves traditional students and dual enrollees, but more and more, older adult students are enrolling while…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Student Experience, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Unal, Zafer; Unal, Aslihan – International Journal on E-Learning, 2014
This study investigates and reports the first time experiences of mobile device users accessing the course materials on both the web and mobile version of course management system (Web Moodle & Mobile Moodle) during an online course offered at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College of Education.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Web Sites, Internet
Klecker, Beverly M.; Klecker, Richard L. – Online Submission, 2014
This descriptive research study examined 2013 NAEP 12th-grade mathematics scores by students' use of graphing calculators in math classes and the kind of calculator students used during NAEP assessment. NAEP Data Explorer analysis included two questions from Student Factors: How often do you use these different kinds of calculators in math class?…
Descriptors: Grade 12, High School Students, Mathematics Achievement, Scores
Baker Bemmel, Mirella – Online Submission, 2014
This applied dissertation was an inquiry into the phenomenon of cheating among students who take their classes online. There is a common perception that cheating is rampant in online classes and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the accreditation association in the South, implemented policies, which mandate stricter monitoring of…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, Online Courses
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
"Taking Stock and Pushing Forward" (2014) reports states' progress toward the Challenge to Lead 2020 Goals for Education. State-specific documents report on student achievement as well as essential state policies to improve it. Among the many metrics: how states are improving achievement on NAEP, high school graduation rates, and access…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, State Policy, National Competency Tests
Urdegar, Steven M. – Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 2014
My Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) is an online program for students who have been identified as struggling readers. It is used as an intervention within the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework, as well as for students with disabilities. The software addresses reading sub-skills (i.e., comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Response to Intervention, Disabilities
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Papp, Raymond – Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 2014
Traditional paper portfolios have been used to assess student work for performance and employment purposes for decades. The advent of electronic portfolios incorporating audio, video, hyperlinked documents and scanned images takes the use of portfolios to a new level. Evaluators can use these easily accessible portfolios to gauge student…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Crawford, Corinne; Barker, Joel; Seyam, Achraf – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
In 2014, community colleges are overcrowded, underfunded, and serve a diverse population. Community colleges are looking for innovative ways to meet the growing demands of their nontraditional student body on a shrinking budget. Increasing their online offerings appeared to be a perfect solution. Unfortunately, research has shown that community…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Community Colleges, Online Courses
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Forrer, Donald A.; Wyant, Nancey A.; Gordin, Patricia C. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2014
The conceptual framework for this research describes the processes faculty use to create an online course that meets learning outcomes while creating a positive learning experience for the online student. This involves acceptance of technology to create a course structured for inductive learning in addition to traditional deductive learning. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Innovation, College Faculty
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Berson, Ilene R.; Cross, Megan D.; Ward, Jennifer; Berson, Michael J. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
In this article, the authors describe a recent project undertaken at the University of South Florida's (USF) Preschool for Creative Learning. To align with the inquiry approach of their laboratory school, the environment at the Preschool is designed so that children can learn through exploration and individual initiative. The administration and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Education
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Dawson, Kara; Kumar, Swapna – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
The University of Florida offers an online professional practice Ed.D. focused on Educational Technology. Twenty-three students have completed professional practice dissertations and graduated since the program's inception in 2008. The purpose of this article is to share what these dissertations have looked like and to begin a dialogue about…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Technology, Content Analysis
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Fuller, Julia S.; Risner, Mary E.; Lowder, Laura; Hart, Mark; Bachenheimer, Barry – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
In recent years online education doctorates have become more prevalent to accommodate the growing need for distance academic preparation. Due to the newness of these degree programs, there is a dearth of information in the literature on learner perspectives of effective online teaching and learning strategies. The authors of this paper are recent…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Doctoral Programs, Communities of Practice
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2014
The State University System of Florida has developed three tools that aid in guiding the System's future: (1) The Board of Governors' new "Strategic Plan 2012-2025" is driven by goals and associated metrics that stake out where the System is headed; (2) The Board's "Annual Accountability Report" provides yearly tracking for how…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Goal Orientation
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