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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
Thiede, Robert – Online Submission, 2012
The popularity and rise in online courses have somewhat taken the author by surprise. Starting as a college instructor three years ago, the author has witnessed the tremendous interest in online programming. In fact, it is the fastest growing enrollment at the kindergarten-12th grade and higher educational levels. At the university level,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Strategies, Best Practices, Assignments
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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Brooks, Pauline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article will discuss the issues concerning the storage, retrieval and use of multimedia technology in dance, and how semantic web technologies can support those requirements. It will identify the key aims and outcomes of four international telematic dance projects, and review the use of reflective practice to engage students in their learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Dance, Semantics
Lu, Yun – Online Submission, 2011
The purpose of this study was to share the author's experience of using the virtual classroom when teaching online mathematics course. Various softwares including MyMathLab and Wimba are introduced and the teaching methods and tips are provided and analyzed. Results show that the use of the virtual classroom enhance the communication in the online…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Web Based Instruction, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication
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Staples, Jeanine – English Journal, 2010
Considering ways to assess digital compositions and their results (i.e., media products) is an important part of the author's pedagogical practice as a teacher educator. Discovering ways to evaluate the quality, effectiveness, and efficacy of these compositions and products presents an important aspect of responsive, critical instruction. Yet this…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Media Literacy
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Webb, Ed – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2009
This article discusses the author's experiences in teaching a new course at Dickinson College, a four-year liberal arts college in Pennsylvania serving around 2,300 undergraduates. The course emphasized newer and emerging media and technologies such as satellite television, the Internet, and mobile telephony. To better understand the read-write…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Middle Eastern Studies, African Studies
Raths, David – Campus Technology, 2009
As much as it is eagerly anticipated, freshman year is often a time of confusion, disorientation, and even alienation for many students. One in four college freshmen will drop out before completing sophomore year. The reasons for this high level of withdrawal vary, but a report suggests that new students often feel overwhelmed and unprepared for…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, School Holding Power, Adjustment (to Environment), Case Studies
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Veurink, N. L.; Hamlin, A. J.; Kampe; J. C. M.; Sorby, S. A.; Blasko, D. G.; Holliday-Darr, K. A.; Kremer, J. D. Trich; Harris, L. V. Abe; Connolly, P. E.; Sadowski, M. A.; Harris, K. S.; Brus, C. P.; Boyle, L. N.; Study, N. E.; Knott, T. W. – Engineering Design Graphics Journal, 2009
Spatial visualization skills are vital to many careers and in particular to STEM fields. Materials have been developed at Michigan Technological University and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College to assess and develop spatial skills. The EnViSIONS (Enhancing Visualization Skills-Improving Options aNd Success) project is combining these materials…
Descriptors: Visualization, Spatial Ability, Skill Development, Program Implementation
Kolowich, Steve – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
When Nickie Dobo wrote a column in 2003 for her college newspaper--"The Daily Collegian" at Pennsylvania State University--decrying the "hook-up culture" on the campus, she never expected it to resurface years later in an attack on her professional credibility. But that's what happened when Ms. Dobo, now a reporter for the…
Descriptors: Alumni, Internet, Historians, Newspapers