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Conner, Nathan W.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Blythe, Jessica M.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stedman, Nicole L. P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
Flipping or inverting a course is a relatively new approach to structuring a course. Using this method, the lectures traditionally delivered during regularly scheduled class time are converted to a media for delivery online, often in the form of videos. Learners are expected to view the online lectures prior to class. Then in turn, in-class time…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Homework, Video Technology
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Conner, Nathan W.; Rubenstein, Eric D.; DiBenedetto, Cathy A.; Stripling, Christopher T.; Roberts, T. Grady; Stedman, Nicole L. P. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2014
To meet the needs of the 21st century student, college instructors have been challenged to transform their classrooms from passive to active, "minds-on" learning environments. This qualitative study examined an active learning approach known as a flipped classroom and sought to explore student perceptions of flipping a teaching methods…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Teaching Methods, Methods Courses, Student Attitudes
Foundation for Excellence in Education, 2014
A full year of progress in advancing education reform across America is documented in each of the Foundation for Excellence in Education's Annual Reports. The illustrated pages of the 2014 report, provide data-rich updates on Excellence in Education's work to advance student-centered policies in more than 40 states, all aimed at improving learning…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Student Centered Learning
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Kim, Gloria J.; Patrick, Erin E.; Srivastava, Ramakant; Law, Mark E. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2014
A flipped-classroom approach was implemented in a Circuits I class for electrical and computer engineering majors to lower its high attrition and failure rate. Students were asked to watch online lectures and then come to class prepared to work problems in small groups of four. The attitude, retention, and performance of students in the flipped…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Douglass, Carrie M.; DeLeon, Christine E. – Education Cities, 2014
Leaders of urban school systems are faced with a daunting fact: Some individual schools achieve incredible results for students from low-income communities, but no urban "school systems" achieve those results for all--or even most--children in an entire city. For generations, students in urban America have been underserved, with few…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Low Income Students, Individualized Instruction, Educational Innovation
Anagnostopoulos, Dorothea, Ed.; Rutledge, Stacey A., Ed.; Jacobsen, Rebecca, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2013
"The Infrastructure of Accountability" brings together leading and emerging scholars who set forth an ambitious conceptual framework for understanding the full impact of large-scale, performance-based accountability systems on education. Over the past 20 years, schools and school systems have been utterly reshaped by the demands of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Data, Information Utilization, Educational Change
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Saleh, Suha M.; Asi, Yara M.; Hamed, Kastro M. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2013
Due to growing demand from students and facilitated by innovations in educational technology, institutions of higher learning are increasingly offering online courses. Subjects in the hard sciences, such as pathophysiology, have traditionally been taught in the face-to-face format, but growing demand for preclinical science courses has compelled…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Online Courses, Pathology, Physiology
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Liu, Feng; Ritzhaupt, Albert; Cavanaugh, Cathy – Journal of Educational Administration, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to describe a construct validation study of the Change Facilitator Style Questionnaire (CFSQ), an instrument designed to measure the leadership style of school principals as change facilitators. Design/methodology/approach: Participants included 614 K-12 teachers across the state of Florida involved in the Enhancing…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Leadership Styles, Principals, Construct Validity
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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Liu, Feng; Dawson, Kara; Barron, Ann E. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2013
This research examines student information and communication technology (ICT) literacy and its relationships to a student's socio-economic status (SES), gender, and ethnicity of middle school students. We recruited 5,990 students from 13 school districts across the state of Florida. Student participants completed the Student Tool for Technology…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Socioeconomic Status, Ethnicity
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Kissinger, Jeff S. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
This research was designed to explore the learning experiences of state college students using mobile electronic textbook (e-book) readers. The purpose of the study was to build a rich description of how students used e-books delivered on mobile computing devices for college-level, introductory sociology courses at a public state college in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Telecommunications
Afterschool Alliance, 2013
The Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation are proud to celebrate a fifth round of the MetLife Foundation Afterschool Innovator Awards. For the past five years, we have collaborated to highlight the work of quality afterschool programs that support children, families and communities across the nation. This compendium is a compilation of four…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Middle School Students, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Allanson, Patricia Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine if online reflections through social networking affect students' sense of community and levels of perceived conceptual learning in Algebra I courses. Social constructivism, connectivism, and computer-mediated communication in relation to reflective practices form the theoretical and practical framework…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Social Networks, Communities of Practice
Danelczyk, Ewa Krystyna – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative causal-comparative study was to investigate the relationship between the instructional effects of the interactive whiteboard and students' proficiency levels in eighth-grade science as evidenced by the state FCAT scores. A total of 46 eighth-grade science teachers in a South Florida public school district completed…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Influences, Science Achievement
McCready, Peggy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Recent trends toward on-line learning and open education suggest that the role of technology will only become more prominent in higher education. As a result, faculty members will increasingly be expected to infuse more technology in face-to-face courses, while teaching in multiple course delivery modalities. Senior administrators and technology…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Kennedy, Kathryn, Ed.; Archambault, Leanna, Ed. – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2013
This report studies the best practices necessary to rethink the skills, methods, and pedagogical evolution that teacher education must address. If we are to ensure great teachers are trained, mentored, and retained for our students--the programs themselves must emulate 21st century skills. The examples found in this report have unique elements and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Elementary Secondary Education
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