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Robinson, Anthony C.; Kerski, Joseph; Long, Erin C.; Luo, Heng; DiBiase, David; Lee, Angela – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
The massive open online course (MOOC) is a new approach for teaching online. MOOCs stand apart from traditional online classes in that they support thousands of learners through content and assessment mechanisms that can scale. A reason for their size is that MOOCs are free for anyone to take. Here we describe the design, development, and teaching…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Cooper, Benjamin – Afterschool Matters, 2013
This article examined the literature on best practices in content-specific professional development and then aligns this work with the practices of a citywide afterschool chess program run by After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) in Philadelphia. School teachers, out-of-school time (OST) staff, and youth workers readied themselves to think…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Faculty Development, After School Education, Staff Development
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Holobar, J. Christopher; Marshall, Andrew – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This study examines the process of requesting copyright permissions through the Copyright Clearance Center's (CCC) pay-per-use service for electronic course reserves at the Penn State University Libraries in 2008. The authors investigate the efficiency of this process as a function of the percentage of permission requests successfully mediated by…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Internet
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Russell, Ingrid; Markov, Zdravko; Neller, Todd; Coleman, Susan – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2010
Our approach to teaching introductory artificial intelligence (AI) unifies its diverse core topics through a theme of machine learning, and emphasizes how AI relates more broadly with computer science. Our work, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, involves the development, implementation, and testing of a suite of projects that…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Program Effectiveness, Computer Science, Teaching Methods
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Kortsarts, Yana; Morris, Robert W.; Utell, Janine M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
Bioinformatics is a relatively new interdisciplinary field that integrates computer science, mathematics, biology, and information technology to manage, analyze, and understand biological, biochemical and biophysical information. We present our experience in teaching an interdisciplinary course, Introduction to Bioinformatics, which was developed…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Introductory Courses, Biology, Information Science
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Boomer, K. B.; Rogness, Neal; Jersky, Brian – Journal of Statistics Education, 2007
This article presents an overview of three undergraduate-level statistical consulting courses being taught at institutions of different size (small, medium, and large). Topics that will be discussed include the evolution of these courses, thoughts on what makes such courses successful, potential pitfalls to watch for, the necessary minimal skills…
Descriptors: Statistics, Undergraduate Study, Courses, Consultants
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Reichgelt, Han; Lunt, Barry; Ashford, Tina; Phelps, Andy; Slazinski, Erick; Willis, Cheryl – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2004
A number of universities have recently started to add baccalaureate programs in Information Technology (IT) to their existing programs in Computer Science (CS) and (Management) Information Systems (IS). While some have welcomed this development, others have argued that (a) there are significant differences between the baccalaureate programs in IT…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Definitions, Information Technology, Computer Science