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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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Paladino, Emily B.; Klentzin, Jacqueline C.; Mills, Chloe P. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Based on in-person, task-based usability testing and interviews, the authors' library Web site was recently overhauled in order to improve user experience. This led to the authors' interest in additional usability testing methods and test environments that would most closely fit their library's goals and situation. The appeal of card sorting…
Descriptors: Usability, Interviews, Web Sites, Electronic Libraries
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Smolcic, Elizabeth; Arends, Jessica – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2017
The "achievement gap" for English learners and those of marginalized groups has been documented for well over a decade. It is widely recognized that socioeconomic status, language, and the fluid construct of culture play significant roles in school learning. However, despite the dismal academic progress of students learning English in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Cultural Influences, Teacher Competencies
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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
Levy, Anna – ProQuest LLC, 2015
E-government is often defined as the public organization's use of information and communication technologies for the production and delivery of information and services. Since the early 1990s, e-government initiatives have been understood as a technological innovation mechanism aimed at reaching greater levels of efficiency, effectiveness, and…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Web 2.0 Technologies, City Government, Comparative Analysis
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Ziegenfus, Robert G.; Smith, Michael – Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 2015
This article will discuss two teacher training functions: One function is to give the teacher candidates practice in evaluating currently available mathematics websites used in grades K-8 for mathematics instruction. The second function is the evaluation of data by teaching candidates of 13 commonly used math sites by middle and elementary…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction
Bomberger, Ann; Homan, Michelle – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
This article describes the development and ongoing operations of the GreenEriePA.org project, a portal to all things environmental in Erie County, PA. Through regular input from community partners, GreenEriePA turned into a much larger, long-term project than the faculty coordinators at Gannon University, Erie, PA, originally anticipated. We…
Descriptors: Web Sites, School Community Programs, College Role, Colleges
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Leaman, Heather; DiLucchio, Connie – Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 2015
In this qualitative study, two teacher educators and course instructors in a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) program explored beginning teacher researchers' use of multimedia to support action research. Fifty-eight teachers (36 in spring 2010 and 22 in spring 2011) completed teacher research as the capstone in their M.Ed. program. Teachers utilized…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Educators, College Faculty
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Wang, Ting; Vezenov, Dmitri V.; Simboli, Brian – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2014
This paper discusses use of the wiki software Confluence to organize research group activities and lab resources. Confluence can serve as an electronic lab notebook (ELN), as well as an information management and collaboration tool. The article provides a case study in how researchers can use wiki software in "home-grown" fashion to…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Research Administration, Student Research, Courseware
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Clayson, Dennis E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
This research looks closely at claims that ratemyprofessors.com creates a valid measure of teaching effectiveness because student responses are consistent with a learning model. While some evidence for this contention was found in three datasets taken from the site, the majority of the evidence indicates that the instrument is biassed by a halo…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Online Surveys, Construct Validity, College Students
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Shadinger, David A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This quantitative study investigated e-mail responsiveness by community colleges in the nine mega-states to an inquiry from a prospective student. Noel-Levitz (2006b) reported that prospective students want to receive an e-mail with information about an institution prior to applying for admission. Specifically, high school juniors and seniors want…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Mail, College Bound Students, Statistical Analysis
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Novakovich, Jeanette; Long, Erin Cramer – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
Two sections of university-level technical writing courses were given an authentic task to write an article for publication for an outside stakeholder. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to determine the differences in learning outcomes between students using traditional writing methods and those using social media to generate articles. One…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, College Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Amaral, Katie E.; Shank, John D.; Shibley, Ivan A., Jr.; Shibley, Lisa R. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
General Chemistry I historically had one of the highest failure and withdrawal rates at Penn State Berks, a four-year college within the Penn State system. The course was completely redesigned to incorporate more group work, the use of classroom response systems, peer mentors, and a stronger online presence via the learning management system…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Mathews, A. Lanethea; LaTronica-Herb, Alexandra – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
This article explores the integration of a multiweek legislative simulation with the Blackboard (9.1) Platform in an effort to understand how technology may increase student engagement, collaborative learning, and assessment. We consider the ways in which classroom technologies--blogs and online peer and self assessment tools, in particular--can…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Legislators, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation
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