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Levy, Denise L.; Byrd, Daniel C. – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2011
Listening to music is an emotional and educational experience that has the potential to shape an individual's values, actions, and worldview. Widely used in elementary education, music can also be a fresh, innovative teaching tool in higher education. Although it can be applied to virtually any subject area, critical reflection and discussion of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Music, Educational Strategies, College Instruction
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Blue, Elfreda; Tirotta, Rose – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
Twenty-first century technology has changed the way tools are used to support and enhance learning and instruction. Cloud computing and interactive white boards, make it possible for learners to interact, simulate, collaborate, and document learning experiences and real world problem-solving. This article discusses how various technologies (blogs,…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Usability, Education Courses, Preservice Teacher Education
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Milovanovic, Marina; Takaci, Durdica; Milajic, Aleksandar – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
This article presents the importance of using multimedia in the math classes by an example of multimedia lesson about definite integral and the results of the research carried out among the students of the first years of faculty, divided into two groups of 25. One group had the traditional lecture about the definite integral, while the other one…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mass Media
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Cox, Teodora B.; Singer, Stacy L. – Mathematics Teacher, 2011
Technology impacts students' learning experiences. The increased use of calculators, computer algebra systems, and computer-based and Web-based assessments opens up new opportunities and challenges for teaching and learning mathematics. Students' lives are becoming busier, and they have less time to dedicate to homework outside the classroom.…
Descriptors: Homework, Delivery Systems, Student Attitudes, Calculus
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Navi, K.; Molahosseini, A. S.; Esmaeildoust, M. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
The residue number system (RNS) has been an important research field in computer arithmetic for many decades, mainly because of its carry-free nature, which can provide high-performance computing architectures with superior delay specifications. Recently, research on RNS has found new directions that have resulted in the introduction of efficient…
Descriptors: Number Systems, Teaching Methods, Computer System Design, Computer Science Education
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Willey, Lorrie; Burke, Debra D. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
Business ethics may be defined as "the principles, values and standards that guide behavior in the world of business." The importance of ethical awareness in business transactions and education is widely recognized, and evidence shows that ethics education can influence decision making in the workplace. As a result, colleges of business often…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Undergraduate Students, Decision Making, Ethics
Nikitina, Larisa – Online Submission, 2011
Theatrical activities are widely used by language educators to promote and facilitate language learning. Involving students in production of their own video or a short movie in the target language allows a seamless fusion of language learning, art, and popular culture. The activity is also conducive for creating an authentic learning situation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Russian, Student Projects
Singh, Delar K. – Online Submission, 2011
This paper focuses on college students with psychiatric disabilities. It defines and discusses various psychiatric conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders. It concludes with accommodations that a college professor can make to help these students succeed in higher education. (Contains 1…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Personality Problems, College Students, Eating Disorders
Yanoshak, Nancy, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Founded in 1966, and premised on the idea that motivated sixteen-year-olds are capable of college work, Bard College at Simon's Rock is an educational "experiment" from the sixties that has endured and prospered. "Educating Outside the Lines" looks at Simon's Rock as a pioneer of the early college movement that has begun to…
Descriptors: High Schools, Colleges, Acceleration (Education), Dual Enrollment
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Matthews, Michael; Ding, Meixia – Mathematics and Computer Education, 2011
A steady stream of research has shown that many elementary school teachers have weak mathematical knowledge in some areas, including place value and fractions. Since a teacher's mathematical knowledge affects their students' performance, improving elementary school teachers' knowledge is critical. A better understanding of the mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, College Mathematics, Elementary School Teachers, Misconceptions
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Jones, Ida M. – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2011
In the online environment, students and instructors are virtually, but not physically, present in the same environment. In the online environment, technology mediates learning: it mediates communications and information transfer between the student and the instructor, between the student and the content, and among the students. Critics fear that…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, College Faculty, Graduate Study
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DaSilva, Edmar Bernardes; Kvasnak, Robb Neil – Geography Teacher, 2011
The identity of geography as a discipline since the nineteenth-century naissance of contemporary academia, if not before, has been often disputed. In higher education, geography is often part of the geosciences, often located in a geography, geology, earth science, and environmental science department or departments. In the world of education…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Social Studies, Higher Education
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2011
This eighth report on the features of America's teacher preparation and initial state credentialing presents data states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2008, October 2009 and October 2010. Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended in 2008 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA),…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
Law School Survey of Student Engagement, 2011
The Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) focuses on activities that affect learning in law school. This year's results show how law students spend their time, what they think about their experience in law school, and guide schools in their efforts to improve engagement and learning. The selected results are based on responses from more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Legal Education (Professions), Law Students
Dow, Daphne, Comp. – University of North Carolina General Administration, 2011
This abstract covers the breadth of higher education activities in North Carolina in their quantitative aspect, from simple counts of enrollment and degrees conferred to complex analyses of the flow of student transfers among institutions. Collected and published annually, this wide range of information should be useful to members of the public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Trends, Undergraduate Students, College Transfer Students
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