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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
VanDeusen Gaddis, Linda Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore how a curricular choice majors program influenced teacher motivation and student performance at a charter high school in Pennsylvania from the perception of the administration and teachers. The theoretical foundation for this study was the attribution motivation theory. This theory…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Teacher Motivation, Case Studies, Charter Schools
Cincotta, Dominic – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This research studies how brand identities, individually and communally, as read through websites are created among small and medium-sized enterprise breweries in western Pennsylvania. Content analysis through the frame of Kress and van Leeuwen was used as the basis for the codebook that reads each brand identity for the researcher. The…
Descriptors: Industry, Web Sites, Advertising, Marketing
Weimer, Alison – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined enabling conditions related to implementing and sustaining a high-quality physical education program at three elementary schools in Pennsylvania. Physical education is being reduced or removed from elementary curriculums because of reduced school budgets and a strong focus on academic standards. Furthermore, the lack of…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Elementary Schools, Sustainability, Educational Quality
Konieczny, Piotr – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have empowered non-state social actors, notably, social movements. They were quick to seize ICTs in the past (printing presses, television, fax machines), which was a major factor in their successes. Mass email campaigns, blogs, their audio- and video- variants (the podcasts and the videocasts),…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Social Change, Social History, Online Surveys
Zhu, Shizhuo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Clinical decision-making is challenging mainly because of two factors: (1) patient conditions are often complicated with partial and changing information; (2) people have cognitive biases in their decision-making and information-seeking. Consequentially, misdiagnoses and ineffective use of resources may happen. To better support clinical…
Descriptors: Medical Evaluation, Clinical Diagnosis, Decision Making, Bayesian Statistics