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Siebrase, Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Multilayer perceptron neural networks, Gaussian naive Bayes, and logistic regression classifiers were compared when used to make early predictions regarding one-year college student persistence. Two iterations of each model were built, utilizing a grid search process within 10-fold cross-validation in order to tune model parameters for optimal…
Descriptors: Classification, College Students, Academic Persistence, Bayesian Statistics
Weeden, Elissa M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A mainstream course has several components that deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students must reconcile. In class, components can include the instructor, projection display, whiteboard, interpreting, and real-time captioning. Outside the classroom, components can include materials from the instructor, notes generated by a note-taker, and a lecture…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Inclusion
Al Amer, Khaled Mohammed – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Online learning has become an important factor for higher education purposes worldwide. However, while the convenience of online learning is embraced, the perceived quality of online learning remains an issue. Efforts to make online learning more like classroom learning include asynchronous discussion boards (ADB) and posting pre-recorded lecture…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Audio Equipment, Sense of Community, Lecture Method
Jackson, Bernedette S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Learning a second or foreign language may be a daunting task for anyone; however, learning a language that is vastly different from a person's native language can be extremely difficult. This is especially true in South Korea where English is taught and spoken as a foreign language. For Korean students, who typically study English from a young…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
Brown, David A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Information security is a concern for managers implementing protection measures. Implementing information security measures requires communicating both the reason and remediation for the protection measure. Examining how an anti-spyware security communication affects an individual's intention to implement a protection measure could help improve…
Descriptors: College Students, Fear, Intention, Information Security
Santana-Paixao, Raquel C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Oral testing administration plays a significant role in foreign language programs aiming to foster the development of students' speaking abilities. With the development of language teaching software, the use of computer based recording tools are becoming increasingly used in language courses as an alternative to traditional face-to-face oral…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Tests, Portuguese, Second Language Learning
Thompson, Jessica – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The phenomenon of unethical behavior in online courses can be problematic and is manifested in academic dishonesty. The specific problem of interest for this study was the experiences of online instructors relative to the problem of academic dishonesty in online courses needed to be better understood. The purpose of this qualitative…
Descriptors: Ethics, Online Courses, Plagiarism, Cheating
Maher, Pamela A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Technology in college classrooms has gone from being an enhancement to the learning experience to being something expected by both instructors and students. This design-based research investigation takes technology one step further, putting the tools used to teach directly in the hands of students. The study examined the affordances and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Astronomy, Science Instruction, Introductory Courses
Gyllen, Justin Gordon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation examines students' use of written course materials in introductory engineering courses, begins to elucidate the relationships between students' study habits and their subsequent course performance, and evaluates the impact that carefully designed preparatory assignments has on these relationships. Much of previous educational…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Users (Information), Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses
Meyr, Justine Meyr – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Scholars and educators have described participation in target language (TL) communities as one of the primary aims of language learning, holding a fundamental position in ACTFL's (2011) "Standards." Limited work has been conducted to describe how students participate in and gain access to these TL communities through various forms of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, College Students
Figueroa, Nicholas James – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation investigated the speech productions of the implosive -r consonant by U.S.-born Puerto Rican and Dominican Heritage Language Spanish speakers in New York. The following main research questions were addressed: 1) Do heritage language Caribbean Spanish speakers evidence the same variation with the /?/ consonant in the implosive…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Speech Communication, Phonemes, Puerto Ricans
Hooven, Katie J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop and psychometrically test the Collaboration in the Clinical Learning Environment (CCLE) Tool. The researcher acknowledged two distinct populations that required input into this particular tool development: staff nurses who work on floors that are considered clinical learning environments for students, and…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Psychometrics, Reliability, Guidelines
Olesh, Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Language learners need to understand and apply appropriate discourse as part of the process of attaining "communicative competence" (Canale, 1983) needed to fulfill academic and social-adaptive functions. Students who are able to apply discourse strategies within the classroom demonstrate higher levels of metacognition and critical…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Metacognition, Critical Thinking, Second Language Instruction
Gentile, Danielle – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Introduction: High-risk alcohol use by U.S. college students remains a significant threat to individual health and community well-being. Newly-emerging social media platforms and apps which relay information about alcohol-related law enforcement serve as an intriguing addition to college alcohol-use environments. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Social Media, Risk, Drinking, Health Behavior
Marolf, Cindy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to provide quantitative data about the effectiveness of the traditional lecture method of teaching in a college science course in contrast with an interactive case study method of teaching and learning. The study investigated one professor's teaching an Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology course at Nebraska Wesleyan…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Comparative Analysis
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