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Moskovitz, Cary – Liberal Education, 2011
In a recent survey of Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) member institutions, writing topped the list of desired learning outcomes for all students. Students report being more engaged in courses with intellectually stimulating writing assignments. Indeed, there is a clear consensus on the importance of writing instruction in…
Descriptors: Language Styles, Writing Assignments, Undergraduate Study, Universities
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Rivers, Nathaniel A.; Weber, Ryan P. – College Composition and Communication, 2011
Public rhetoric pedagogy can benefit from an ecological perspective that sees change as advocated not through a single document but through multiple mundane and monumental texts. This article summarizes various approaches to rhetorical ecology, offers an ecological read of the Montgomery bus boycotts, and concludes with pedagogical insights on a…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Rhetoric, Audiences, Activism
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McDermott, Mark; Kuhn, Mason – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Two separate writing-to-learn activities in which students wrote to authentic audiences outside of the instructor were used in a college integrated science course, Science of Water. For the first task, students were asked to write to fourth-grade students, and for the second, students were asked to write to their academic advisor. An overview of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Writing Across the Curriculum, Audiences, Science Curriculum
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Sabuncuoglu Aybar, Ayda; Gokaliler, Ebru – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
Nowadays organizations strive to find the ways to communicate with their target audiences by using varied advertising mediums because of the developments on the information communication technologies and the globalization. In this context, like the other institutions, the distance education institutions has to execute communication activities by…
Descriptors: Advertising, Distance Education, Audiences, Global Approach
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Alexander, Hannah; Waldron, Anna M.; Abell, Sandra K. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
The increasing need for communicating science to the public suggests that future scientists and science educators should be educated in science outreach and trained to communicate with lay audiences. We present a recently developed novel graduate course, which trains students in outreach efforts aimed to increase the public's understanding of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Outreach Programs, Audiences, Science Education
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Lee, Donghun; Schoenstedt, Linda J. – ICHPER-SD Journal of Research, 2011
With recognition of the need for studying eSports in this interactive digital communication era, this study explored 14 motivational factors affecting the time spent on eSports gaming. Using a sample of 515 college students and athletic event attendees, we further compared eSports game patterns to their non-eSport or traditional sport involvements…
Descriptors: Audiences, Student Motivation, Competition, Rewards
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Shapiro, Johanna; Cho, Beverly – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2011
Medical Readers' Theater (MRT) is an innovative and simple way of helping medical students to reflect on difficult-to-discuss topics in geriatrics medical education, such as aging stereotypes, disability and loss of independence, sexuality, assisted living, relationships with adult children, and end-of-life issues. The authors describe a required…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Geriatrics, Medical Students, Reflection
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Netzley, Sara Baker; Banning, Stephen A. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2011
This study explored whether student journalists believed they shared news topic preferences with the public. Previous research suggests journalists are very different from the audiences they serve, which may influence their perceptions of audience story preferences because of the social identity theory and the social distance corollary. A national…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Audiences, Journalism, Self Concept
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Brandt, Deborah – Research in the Teaching of English, 2011
In this article, the author comments on Kevin Roozen and Karen Lunsford's insightful examination of empirical studies of college and adult writing published in NCTE journals over the last 100 years. One sees in their account the struggles for perspective that marked writing studies in this period, as researchers applied ever wider lenses to the…
Descriptors: College Students, Adults, Writing (Composition), Literature Reviews
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DiLisi, Gregory A.; McMillin, Keith A.; Virostek, Margaret E. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2011
We describe the design and implementation of Project WISE, a multi-institutional partnership that assembles interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate and high school students charged with developing STEM-focused community youth-programs. Our goal is twofold: (i.) to promote young women's interest in STEM-oriented careers through an early, positive…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Females, Audiences, STEM Education
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Chiavaroli, Neville; Familari, Mary – Bioscience Education, 2011
This paper outlines the use of item analysis to assist examiners in evaluating the quality and validity of their MCQ exam questions. The generation of item analysis, particularly discrimination index, has long been established practice in professional testing and credentialing organisations and some disciplines in tertiary education, but its use…
Descriptors: Self Actualization, Time Management, Audiences, Museums
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Heo, Misook – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2011
This study investigated the boundaries of online learners' information disclosure, relationship building, interpersonal integration, and motivation by drawing upon the theoretical frameworks of the social information processing and communication privacy management theories and the hyperpersonal model. A total of 103 students from a higher…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, College Students, Self Concept
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Buchanan, John – Australian Universities' Review, 2011
The pursuit of enhancing quality in tertiary education and educators is noble. Increasingly, however, universities are resorting to stark, reductionist representations of educational quality, such as decontextualised mean figures generated by student surveys, to measure and report on this. This paper questions the validity and reliability of such…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Research Methodology, Audiences, Student Surveys
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Nakamaru, Sarah – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2011
In this essay, the author describes her own attempt at incorporating Web 2.0 technology into her teaching: a wiki project that she used in her English as a second language (ESL) composition course. The theme she traces throughout the rest of this essay is the wiki's ability (or inability) to make "connections" of various kinds. Like any text, the…
Descriptors: Audiences, Service Learning, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Moss, Karen; Crowley, Mark – Computers & Education, 2011
This paper describes the flexibility of Personal Response Systems (PRSs), (also known as "clickers" or electronic voting systems (EVS)), as part of strategies to support students' learning in science. Whilst variants of this technology began to appear 12 years ago, there is now a steadily increasing adoption of these systems within higher…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Citizen Participation, Science Education, Audiences
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