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Corbett, Patrick – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
This article presents a consideration of how students' existing information-seeking behaviors affect traditional methods of teaching library research in first-year writing courses and offers an alternative method that uses both library and popular Internet search tools. It addresses one aspect of the ongoing pedagogical struggle with new…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Library Research, Familiarity, Search Engines
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Pang, Katherine – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2009
The purpose of this study was to assess the pedagogical equivalence, as determined by knowledge gains, and the pedagogical effectiveness of certain components in a video-driven multimedia, web-based professional development training program as compared to a traditional, face-to-face program under real-world constraints of time and limited economic…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction
Farr, Beverly; Studier, Carol; Sipes, Laurel; Coombs, Norman – MPR Associates, Inc., 2009
As the number of online distance education (DE) courses mushrooms in the California community college system, the need to address the accessibility of these courses becomes more and more urgent. With this in mind, the California Community College System Office (CCCSO) retained MPR Associates, Inc. to complete a needs assessment to help determine…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Community Colleges, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Juzwiak, Chris; Tiernan, Monette – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
In the year 2000, what started as an isolated pedagogical gambit at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Southern California has evolved into a program-wide initiative to revise the developmental composition curriculum and boost student learning outcomes. One instructor, frustrated with poor student motivation and success in his precollegiate…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Writing Instruction