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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
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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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
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
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
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Demski, Jennifer – T.H.E. Journal, 2012
EdCamp is a grassroots movement of do-it-yourself professional development "un-conferences" that originated in Philadelphia in November 2010. In just a little over a year and a half the phenomenon has gained serious momentum across the country and now around the globe. This teacher-driven, bottom-up approach to professional development…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Web 2.0 Technologies, Teacher Education, Interviews
McGuinn, Patrick – Center for American Progress, 2012
The Obama administration's Race to the Top competitive grant program initiated an unprecedented wave of state teacher-evaluation reform across the country. To date, most of the scholarly analysis of this activity has focused on the design of the evaluation instruments or the implementation of the new evaluations by districts and schools. But…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Grants, School Districts, Expertise
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Kirkwood, Jessica; Gutgold, Nichola D.; Manley, Destiny – Communication Teacher, 2011
During the past decade, instructors of speech communication have been adapting the introductory speech course to keep up with the television age. Learning units in speech textbooks now teach how to speak well on television, as well as how to interpret speeches in the media. This article argues that the computer age invites adaptation of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Speech Communication, Labor Market, Interviews
Mahabir, Indramati Kumar – Online Submission, 2010
The purpose of this study was two-fold. It was first to find out what the educational materials needs were for children living in poverty, and second, to learn of the challenges, obstacles, and strengths by the programs already in place that were supplying educational materials to these children. This study used interviews and surveys as data…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Equal Education, Poverty, Instructional Materials