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Gobbo, Ken; Shmulsky, Solvegi – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2014
This article reports the findings of a qualitative inquiry involving two focus groups made up of experienced faculty who met to discuss academic concerns faced by college students with autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger's disorder. Analysis of group meeting transcripts indicated that student concerns fell into categories related to…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Focus Groups, College Students, College Faculty
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Weeks, Faith; Harbor, Jon – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2014
A large midwestern university has developed a program that places graduate students in middle school classrooms to enhance the graduate students' communication skills with diverse audiences, develop pedagogical knowledge, and provide a foundation for effective future K-12 engagement. After observing and co-teaching, participants develop and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learner Engagement, Outcomes of Education, Community Involvement
Mack, Jennifer; Stoner, Michael – Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2014
This white paper reports on findings from the fifth survey of social media in advancement, conducted by CASE, Huron Education and mStoner. Nearly 2,000 respondents provided feedback on the tools they are using, how they use them, which are most successful, and how to measure return on investment. This year the authors focused on three key…
Descriptors: Social Media, Institutional Advancement, Use Studies, Position Papers
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Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly – CALICO Journal, 2013
In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Ing, Marsha; Fung, Wenson W.; Kisailus, David – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2013
Communicating research findings with others is a skill essential to the success of future STEM professionals. However, little is known about how this skill can be nurtured through participating in undergraduate research. The purpose of this study is to quantify undergraduate participation in research in a materials science and engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering, Audiences, Communication Skills, Educational Research
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Ringer, Jeffrey M. – College English, 2013
This essay considers how a male evangelical Christian in a first-year writing (FYW) course at a state university negotiates his identity in his academic writing for a non-Christian audience. It focuses on how "Austin" casuistically stretches a biblical text to accommodate his audience's pluralistic perspective. Austin's writing thus provides a…
Descriptors: Audiences, Religion, Academic Discourse, Biblical Literature
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Brownell, Sara E.; Price, Jordan V.; Steinman, Lawrence – Advances in Physiology Education, 2013
Most scientists agree that comprehension of primary scientific papers and communication of scientific concepts are two of the most important skills that we can teach, but few undergraduate biology courses make these explicit course goals. We designed an undergraduate neuroimmunology course that uses a writing-intensive format. Using a mixture of…
Descriptors: Biology, Audiences, Communication Skills, Scientific Concepts
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So, Jiyeon; Nabi, Robin – Human Communication Research, 2013
The risk convergence model proposes reduction of perceived social distance to a mediated personality as a mechanism through which the mass media can influence audiences' personal risk perceptions. As an initial test of the model, this study examined whether 5 audience variables known to facilitate media effects on personal risk…
Descriptors: Social Distance, Mass Media Effects, Attitudes, Risk
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Anderson, Jon – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2013
This study contributes to the debate over the potential of film as a pedagogical aid. It argues that integrating film production into the assessment of undergraduate modules secures advantages for student learning: students connect their ideas more explicitly to "real world" examples; new voices and understandings are introduced to…
Descriptors: Films, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Stoller, Fredricka L.; Robinson, Marin S. – English for Specific Purposes, 2013
This article highlights aspects of an interdisciplinary (chemistry-applied linguistics) English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course- and materials-development project. The project was aimed at raising genre awareness among chemistry students and faculty, in addition to improving students' disciplinary reading and writing. As part of the project,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Applied Linguistics, Journal Articles, Audiences
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Griffith, Jane – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2013
This study is a snapshot of how Ontario universities are currently promoting academic integrity (AI) online. Rather than concentrating on policies, this paper uses a semiotic methodology to consider how the websites of Ontario's publicly funded universities present AI through language and image. The paper begins by surveying each website and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Integrity, Cheating, Ethics
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Curwood, Jen Scott; Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Lammers, Jayne C. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
In order to understand the culture of the physical, virtual, and blended spheres that adolescents inhabit, we build on Gee's concept of affinity spaces. Drawing on our ethnographic research of adolescent literacies related to The Hunger Games novels, the Neopets online game, and The Sims videogames, this article explores the nature of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creativity, Writing Instruction, Student Motivation
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McNair, Daniel J.; Curry, Toi L. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
This review of current writing assessment practices focuses upon the adult population, an area significantly underrepresented within psychoeducational literature. As compared to other populations, such as K-12 students, there are few options for the practitioner wishing to evaluate adult writers by means of standardized assessment instruments.…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, College Students, Writing Skills, Evaluation Methods
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Kearney, Matthew – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
This qualitative study investigates the efficacy of "Ideas Videos" (or "iVideos") in pre-service teacher education. It explores the experiences of student teachers and their lecturer engaging with this succinct, advocacy-style video genre designed to evoke emotions about powerful ideas in Education (Wong, Mishra, Koehler, &…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Hess, Jeffrey Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Leadership theory routinely focuses on the relationships of leaders within the context of the work environment; however, culture and, specifically, films are a pervasive influence on both individuals and work environments. The literature review revealed that the relationships between higher-education faculty and administrators are strained. A…
Descriptors: Films, Work Environment, Administrators, Educational Administration
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