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Gardner, Denise M.; Kelley, Kathleen M.; Miller, Abigail – Journal of Extension, 2018
We surveyed Pennsylvania winemakers and winery owners to determine their skill levels, the varieties and styles of wines they produce, their wine-making production challenges, and best practices for addressing educational needs through Extension programs. Growing and sourcing high-quality fruit were identified as key challenges. Although most…
Descriptors: Industry, Job Skills, Barriers, Best Practices
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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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Dukes, Charles; Darling, Sharon M.; Bielskus-Barone, Kristina – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 2017
A review of State Department of Education and school district websites was conducted to determine how policy related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) was communicated to teachers of students with severe disabilities. Four states were selected: California, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. State Department of Education websites and…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Severe Disabilities, School Districts, Web Sites
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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
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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
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Syrko, Joseph; Kaylegian, Kerry E. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Growth in the dairy industry and the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act have renewed interest in dairy foods processing extension positions. A needs assessment survey was sent to Pennsylvania dairy processors and raw milk providers to guide priorities for a dairy foods extension program. The successful development and delivery of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Food, Food Standards, Safety
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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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Shadinger, David – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Use of Internet websites as a communication tool by community college is nearly universal. Exactly what information, functions, and links are offered varies widely among institutions. Research has reported that high school juniors and seniors, prefer to find information on the Internet during their college search process, and Noel Levitz (2006,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis, Community Colleges
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Weare, William H., Jr.; Stevenson, Matthew – Journal of Access Services, 2012
This article is a study of the policies that govern the use of the university library by external users at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and 12 peer institutions used by IUPUI for comparative purposes. A search of each institution's Web site was conducted as well as interviews with circulation librarians and managers.…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Academic Libraries, Library Policy
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Crawford, Jerry, II – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2012
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have had the ability to recruit African-American students since the 1860s by stressing a sense of inclusion and family through their mission statements and community outreach. There was little to no competition for African-American students from predominantly white institutions until integration…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Journalism Education, Internet, Student Recruitment
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