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Maksl, Adam; Craft, Stephanie; Ashley, Seth; Miller, Dean – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2017
A survey of college students showed those who had taken a news literacy course had significantly higher levels of news media literacy, greater knowledge of current events, and higher motivation to consume news, compared with students who had not taken the course. The effect of taking the course did not diminish over time. Results validate the News…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, News Media, Usability, Outcome Measures
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Howell-Carter, Marya; Nieman-Gonder, Jennifer; Pellegrino, Jennifer; Catapano, Brittani; Hutzel, Kimberly – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
The MAP (Model Advisement Procedure) is a comprehensive, systematic approach to developmental student advisement. The MAP was implemented to improve advisement consistency, improve student preparation for internships/senior projects, increase career exploration, reduce career uncertainty, and, ultimately, improve student satisfaction with the…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Models, Career Development, Psychology
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Powers, Kasey L.; Brooks, Patricia J.; Galazyn, Magdalena; Donnelly, Seamus – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Online course-packs are marketed as improving grades in introductory-level coursework, yet it is unknown whether these course-packs can effectively replace, as opposed to supplement, in-class instruction. This study compared learning outcomes for Introductory Psychology students in hybrid and traditional sections, with hybrid sections replacing…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
Dykas, Matthew J.; Valentino, David W. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2016
This study examined the factors that contribute to students' success in conducting geological field work. Undergraduate students (n = 49; 51% female; mean age = 22 y) who were enrolled in the 5-wk State University of New York at Oswego (SUNY Oswego) geology field program volunteered to participate in this study. At the beginning of the field…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, College Science
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Jaafar, Reem – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2015
Students taking developmental mathematics courses resist attempting word problems when they are presented to them. Although word problems can help students contextualize learning, develop better understanding of the concepts and apply world knowledge, they constitute an impediment to students' progress in developmental mathematics courses. A…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Teaching Methods, Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs
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DelliCarpini, Margo; Alonso, Orlando B. – Global Education Review, 2014
Little research exists on effective ways to prepare secondary mathematics and science teachers to work with English language learners (ELLs) in mainstream mathematics and science (subsequently referred to as STEM) classrooms. Given the achievement gap that exists between ELLs and their native-speaking counterparts in STEM subjects, as well as the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English Language Learners, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Moore-Russo, Deborah; Cormier, Phillip; Lewis, Kemper; Devendorf, Erich – Advances in Engineering Education, 2013
Historically, the teaching of design theory in an engineering curriculum has been relegated to a senior capstone design experience. Presently, however, engineering design concepts and courses can be found through the entirety of most engineering programs. Educators have recognized that engineering design provides a foundational platform that can…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Integrated Curriculum, College Curriculum, Archaeology
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Hsu, Amy; Malkin, Fran – Action in Teacher Education, 2013
Professional development programs are critical in addressing the needs of teacher education students and graduates. In an effort to best meet the desired needs and wants of these new educators, professional development opportunities must target essential issues. This study examines topics including classroom management, exceptional children,…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Student Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness
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Shaffer, Barbara A. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
Graduate students are a significant segment in online instruction programs, yet little is known about how well they learn the necessary library research skills in this increasingly popular mode of distance learning. This pre- and posttest study and citation analysis examined learning and confidence among students in graduate education programs,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response), Graduate Students, Graduate Study