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Coates, Margaret Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative case study is to explore the cultural manifestation of grit in two freshman academy environments and describe factors of grit that support student success. This study used purposeful sampling to select sites and participants. Data were collected through: administration of Douglas' (1982) grid and group 24-question…
Descriptors: School Culture, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Success
Joffray, Julie Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Counselor educators serve as gatekeepers for the counseling profession by ensuring that counselors-in-training meet professional standards of counseling competence and those who do not meet these standards are remediated or prevented from entering the counseling profession. Professional associations, such as the American Counseling Association…
Descriptors: Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Accreditation (Institutions), Teacher Attitudes
Sessoms, Amber M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Adults learn and develop in various contexts, which affect how they construct and reconstruct aspects of their identities. Such identity construction and reconstruction can occur through mediated or unmediated means. Within the context of this study, adult identity development through unmediated learning within digital spaces is analyzed. Specific…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Human Body, Critical Theory
Gogia, Laura Park – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is implementing a large scale exploration of digital pedagogies, including connected learning and open education, in an effort to promote digital fluency and integrative thinking among students. The purpose of this study was to develop a classroom assessment toolkit for faculty who wish to document student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Evaluation Methods
Pascoe, Michael B. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The 21st century learner resides in an advanced global society that is led by the waves of the economy, advances in the technological world, concern around our safety and security, as well as demographical changes (Carver & Markatos-Soriano, 2007). The trends suggest education needs to equip students with the attitudes that promote respect for…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Cultural Awareness, Case Studies, Cultural Pluralism
Pappa, Sara T. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) can cause some types of cancer and is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. Because most people turn to the internet for health information, this study analyzed HPV information found online. A content analysis was conducted on 69 web search results (URLs) from Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask. The…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Content Analysis, Web Sites
Hudley, October – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study was an exploration of parental involvement in the urban public elementary school in the digital age using content analysis of literature and school district websites. In urban school districts, the attendance rate of parents participating in PTA meetings, school events, and parent-teacher conferences is low. District school websites…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Urban Schools, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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
Lin, Chun-Yi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop an instructional theory for using a class wiki to support collaborative learning in higher education. Although wikis have been identified in theory as one of the most powerful emerging technologies to support collaborative learning, challenges have been revealed in a number of studies regarding student…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperative Learning, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies
Liu, Xiao – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study explored travelers' experiences in the era of network hospitality 2.0 using as a case study. The following research questions guided this study: 1) what experience does CouchSurfing create for travelers before, during and after their travel? 2) how does couch surfers' experience relate to authenticity in context of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies, Influences
Aaltonen, Pamela Massie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Two distinct but converging activities have the potential to alter the way local public health departments conduct business. These activities are the emergence of e-government and the addition of preparedness as a basic function of the public health system. Preparedness implies timely collaboration with government entities, community partners and…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Local Government, Public Health, Information Dissemination
Rege, Sumita – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The growing ubiquity of the Internet has changed the way we conduct many of our meaningful activities, occupations, today. Despite the changes in technology, human needs haven't changed as radically, we still need connection, involvement, information and avenues of expression, but what has changed are the myriad ways in which we do those things.…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Web Sites, Internet, Occupational Information
Morgan, Joanne Cardin – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Leadership profile pages on organizational websites have become staged opportunities for impression management. This research uses content analysis to examine the strategies of assertive impression management used to construct the leadership Web presence of the 70 presidents of national public universities, as identified in the "US News and…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Web Sites, Leadership Role, Content Analysis
Lopez, Antonio R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Media literacy is touted as a necessary life skill for cultural citizenship, yet as it is generally practiced there is little engagement with sustainability issues. In order to gain insights into why this is the case, this research investigated how media literacy practitioners use metaphors to frame both the role of media education in the world…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Citizenship Education, Sustainability, Ecology
Galdo, JoAnne Donnelly – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated the impact of Web 2.0-based literature response blogs on summer reading loss and student reading motivation. There is limited empirical research that connects summer reading and the use of social media as a means of maintaining reading levels of elementary aged students during out-of-school time. This study attempted to…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Reading Motivation, Electronic Publishing, Diaries
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