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Phillips, Stephanie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is part of a public health initiative to limit the spread of infectious disease. The local debate over this proposed action provides a current case study of a public, scientific controversy in which citizens and officials disagree about what is best for the community. The case…
Descriptors: Genetics, Entomology, Public Health, Case Studies
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Johnson, Melissa L.; Plattner, Alexander S.; Hundley, Lauren – Honors in Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe the most recent blogging project in an honors course--a collaborative student-success blog written for and by honors students. The project was conceived as the primary project for the course Honors Professional Development: Community Outreach for sophomores in the University of Florida Honors Program.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing
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Settle, Quisto; Baker, Lauri M.; Irani, Tracy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to assess the Florida Forest Service (FFS) employees' perceptions of the organization's external branding materials through an online survey. Employees had positive perceptions of the mission statement, including it being accurate and differentiating FFS from other organizations. Perceptions of the new change were…
Descriptors: Forestry, Employee Attitudes, State Agencies, Positive Attitudes
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Moore, Paula Hearn; Griffin, Richard B. – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2017
This paper describes and compares the profiles of the top accounting programs in the United States as identified by "U.S. News and World Report" in 2004 with the profiles of the top accounting programs in the United States as identified by the "Accounting Degree Review" in 2014. The "Accounting Degree Review"'s list…
Descriptors: Accounting, Course Evaluation, Undergraduate Study, Bayesian Statistics
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2017
Growth of voucher and education savings account (ESA) programs has drawn attention to how states ensure accountability and transparency to parents and the public. With over half of voucher and ESA programs designed for students with disabilities, there is interest in the information parents receive about special education services and rights when…
Descriptors: Private Schools, School Choice, Accountability, Disabilities
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Bennett, Blake; Hurley, Janet; Merchant, Mike – Journal of Extension, 2016
Having the ability to assess pest problems in schools is essential for a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program. However, such expertise can be costly and is not available to all school districts across the United States. The web-based IPM Calculator was developed to address this problem. By answering questions about the condition of…
Descriptors: Calculators, Computation, School Buildings, Risk Management
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Adkins, Darlene A.; Geddie, Mary F.; Moore, Paula Hearn; Griffin, Richard B. – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2016
This paper examines primarily the courses in the accounting major and a portion of the business core of the best thirty accounting programs in the United States as identified by the Accounting Degree Review. A thorough examination of each school's web site has been conducted to gather current (2014) information concerning the requirements for a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Accounting, Degree Requirements, Course Evaluation
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Collier, Daniel A.; Hernandez, Xavier J. – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2016
Since the Great Recession, international student enrollment in U.S. institutions has experienced profound increases. As campuses attempt to attract more international students, they have placed greater emphasis on developing units that specifically serve the needs of these students. Using the qualitative approach of document analysis, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Development
Lamm, Kevan W.; Rumble, Joy N.; Carter, Hannah S.; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
In the information rich society of the 21st century consumers have had access to many different communication channels where they can find information about agricultural topics. Individuals seek information that fulfills their needs and opinion leaders have been identified as a solution to communicating with audiences about complex topics.…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Leadership Training, Predictor Variables, Agricultural Occupations
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Neely, Jeffrey C. – Youth & Society, 2015
Many of today's youth feel disconnected from their local communities. At the same time, most of them are regularly connected to the Internet and other digital media to gather information and communicate with their peers. This study conducts a qualitative textual analysis of 14 scholastic and nonscholastic youth media websites to derive five…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Youth, Adolescents, Internet
Rogers, Gary; Ashford, Tina – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2015
This paper will discuss some assignments using freeware/shareware instructors can find on the Web to use to provide students with hands-on experience in this arena. Also, the college, Palm Beach State College, via a grant with the U.S. Department of Labor, has recently purchased a unique cyber security device that simulates cyber security attacks…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Software, Assignments, 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
Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the "geography of opportunity" for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities across the country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regional transportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
Vincent, Jeffrey M.; Makarewicz, Carrie; Miller, Ruth; Ehrman, Julia; McKoy, Deborah L. – Center for Cities & Schools, 2014
Access to safe, affordable, and convenient transportation shapes the 'geography of opportunity' for many children and youth. This study looks at how ?localities acrossthe country are implementing new and innovative alternative approaches to student transportation that expand regionaltransportation access for K-12 students, improve…
Descriptors: Transportation, Elementary Secondary Education, Access to Education, Cost Effectiveness
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Munoz, Lorena R.; Pellegrini-Lafont, Cynthia; Cramer, Elizabeth – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
This exploratory study examines the use of the micro-blogging service "Twitter" in multiple sections of a pre-service teacher education program in a diverse, urban university. The use of Twitter aimed to encourage student-student and student-teacher interactions, thus enhancing social presence and diminishing the sense of isolation in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Networks, Urban Universities
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