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Bowse, Robert; Lawrence, Holly – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2017
Two business communication faculty share the story of teaching a 780-person business writing class. The article discusses the challenges of teaching such a large writing class. Challenges ranged from adopting a hybrid course model to hiring adjunct faculty for help with the task of grading. The article offers lessons learned, and recommends that…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Writing Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Blended Learning
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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
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Stuteville, Rebekkah; Johnson, Helen Ikerd – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2016
There is growing international concern about the lack of civic engagement among the youth in many nations. These concerns have sparked renewed interest in the quantity and quality of civic education in public schools in the United States. The objective of this study is to determine if the concerns about civic education are about the sufficiency of…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, State Standards, Course Content, Social Studies
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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
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2016
This resource was prepared in response to a request for information from a Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) State about how other States are using a Shared Services strategy to support their child care providers, in particular family child care providers. By sharing common management, professional development, and infrastructure…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Child Care, Family Role
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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
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Krutka, Daniel G. – Social Education, 2014
Waves of revolutionary actions beginning in late 2010 led to the downfall of dictatorial leaders who had been entrenched in the Arab world for decades. Everyday citizens used social media services to coordinate, communicate, expose, and respond to the oppressive forces that would crush pockets of resistance. The period known as the Arab Spring…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Technology Uses in Education
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Gunnarsson, Bjorn Levi; Alterman, Richard – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
Promoting blog content is a social activity--a means of communicating one student's appreciation of another student's work. This article explores the feasibility of using student promotions of content, in a blogosphere, to identify quality content, and implications for students and instructors. We show that students actively and voluntarily…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Social Media
Hannenmann, Laura; Hazenbush, Matthew – New England Board of Higher Education, 2014
Across New England, an increasing share of jobs will require some postsecondary education by 2020. Yet, the National Student Clearinghouse findings demonstrate that student pathways to a degree or credential are not always straightforward. In New England, approximately 25% of all students who earned a bachelor's degree had previously attended a…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Larkin, Patrick – Educational Leadership, 2013
School leaders need to look beyond the hyped stories of social media being misused by teenagers. They must begin thoughtfully using tools like Twitter and Facebook to help their students gain skills and to reach out to their communities. Larkin, principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts and a well-known advocate for technology in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Houk, Kathryn M.; Thornhill, Kate – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2013
Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library created a Facebook page and a corresponding managing committee in March 2010. Facebook Page Insights data collected from the library's Facebook page were statistically analyzed to investigate patterns of user engagement. The committee hoped to improve posting practices and increase user engagement…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Health Sciences, Web 2.0 Technologies, Web Sites
Lum, Lydia – CURRENTS, 2012
At the end of 2010, for the first time ever, smartphones outsold PCs. Mobile device adoption rates continue to rise rapidly around the world. A recent forecast by Cisco found that global mobile data traffic more than doubled last year, and by the end of 2012, the number of mobile devices in use will outnumber the world's population. In the United…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Advancement
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Tracy, Fran; Jordan, Katy – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This paper draws upon the experience of an interdisciplinary research group in engaging undergraduate university students in the design and development of semantic web technologies. A flexible approach to participatory design challenged conventional distinctions between "designer" and "user" and allowed students to play a role…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Semantics, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Orange, Amy; Heinecke, Walter; Berger, Edward; Krousgrill, Charles; Mikic, Borjana; Quinn, Dane – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
Between 2006 and 2010, sophomore engineering students at four universities were exposed to technologies designed to increase their learning in undergraduate engineering courses. Our findings suggest that students at all sites found the technologies integrated into their courses useful to their learning. Video solutions received the most positive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Technology Integration
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Gallagher, Kathleen; Freeman, Barry – Ethnography and Education, 2011
This article explores the possibilities and frustrations of using digital methods in a multi-sited ethnographic research project. The project, "Urban School Performances: The interplay, through live and digital drama, of local-global knowledge about student engagement", is a study of youth and teachers in drama classrooms in contexts of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Urban Schools, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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