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Pope, Adam R. – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
This article lays out an approach for introducing students to the writing demands of crowdfunding platforms using a genre-driven research report. Using genre theory and genre ecologies, students leverage primary research to map the genre norms and writing demands within a specific area of a crowdfunding platform, generating a data set to help them…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Internet, Fund Raising, Content Area Writing
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Reese, Jessica; Miller, Kurtz – Science and Children, 2017
The inadequate funding of science education in many school districts, particularly in underserved areas, is preventing elementary science educators from realizing the full potential of the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS"). Yet many elementary science teachers may be unaware that millions of dollars per year are…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Financial Support
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Picciano, Anthony G. – Online Learning, 2015
The purpose of this article is to revisit the basic principles of technology planning as applied to online education initiatives. While not meant to be an exhaustive treatment of the topic, the article is timely because many colleges and universities are considering the development and expansion of online education as part of their planning…
Descriptors: Technology Planning, Electronic Learning, Web Based Instruction, Internet
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
In comments submitted April 7, 2014, the Alliance for Excellent Education called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize the federal E-rate program in order to lay the foundation for expanding the program through increased funding. These comments are in response to an E-rate Public Notice issued by the FCC on March 6, 2014…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Financial Support, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Brites, Maria José; Ravenscroft, Andrew; Dellow, James; Rainey, Colin; Jorge, Ana; Santos, Sílvio Correia; Rees, Angela; Auwärter, Andreas; Catalão, Daniel; Balica, Magda; Camilleri, Anthony F. – Online Submission, 2014
In keeping with the overarching RadioActive101 (RA101) spirit and ethos, this report is the product of collaborative and joined-up thinking from within the European consortium spread across five countries. As such, it is not simply a single voice reporting on the experiences and knowledge gained during the project. Rather it is a range of…
Descriptors: Radio, Foreign Countries, Internet, Action Research
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Henderson, Michael; de Zwart, Melissa – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
This article represents the submission of the "Australian Council for Computers in Education's" (AACE) response to the Australian Government's Department of Communications' initiative for "Enhancing Online Safety for Children." Henderson and de Zwart agree that children and their educators and caregivers are in serious need…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Child Safety
Jarrell, Andrea – CURRENTS, 2013
At most institutions, annual fund-giving is down. Crowdfunding sites allow people with a great idea or worthy cause to bypass traditional funding methods and take their case directly to web-savvy investors and donors. This article describes how higher education institutions are expanding their donor pool through such crowdfunding sites as USEED,…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Fund Raising, Donors, Higher Education
Klein, Alyson – Education Week, 2013
As school districts strive to put more technology into schools to support 1-to-1 computing initiatives and prepare for the common-core online assessments, the federal E-rate program is in danger of becoming as outdated and insufficient as a sputtering dial-up connection in a Wi-Fi world. While the program can boast great success since its…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Access to Computers
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Campbell, Lynne B.; Comenale, Rebecca – Learning Languages, 2013
GLASPORT first convened in October 2009 with funding provided by a Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) grant. The grant proposal was submitted by then Glastonbury Assistant Superintendent of Schools (and former Foreign Language Director) Christine Brown. The committee was charged with two ambitious objectives: (1) to aid in the development…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Grants
Thompson, David C.; Crampton, Faith E.; Wood, R. Craig – Eye on Education, 2012
In the new edition of this essential, all-inclusive text, the authors provide more important research for future principals and others enrolled in graduate-level school finance courses. Written in a style that is highly readable, the book offers strong connections to real-world experiences. Readers get both a broad overview of funding concepts and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Correlation, Academic Achievement
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Stevens, Charlotte; Kelly, Patrick – Open Learning, 2012
How do open and distance learning institutions review and renew themselves to ensure their continued fitness for purpose? Here we report on the work of a change team in the UK Open University, a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning created to examine, innovate and improve student support. The existence of the Centre for five years from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Teamwork, Change Strategies
This paper offers seven things one should know about open textbook publishing. These seven facts are: (1) The open educational resources model, including textbooks, has emerged as a response to rising text prices, a need for greater access to high-quality learning materials, the proliferation of e-reader devices, and a trend in publishing toward…
Descriptors: Textbook Publication, Electronic Publishing, Access to Information, Internet
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Hernandez, Susana; Hernandez, Ignacio – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
This chapter provides resources to assist student affairs personnel at community colleges as they interact with students from marginalized groups, students whose experiences in college need to be heard and brought to the center. The resources described are practice oriented and include Web links of professional organizations with further sources…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disadvantaged, Two Year College Students, Professional Associations
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Harpp, David N.; Fenster, A. E.; Schwarcz, J. A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2011
This article summarizes our experience at McGill University in developing a strong connection not only with a large number of students but also with the general public. This has led to the establishment of a cooperative team to deliver useful information about chemistry and science broadly via the radio, television, the Internet, lectures,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, School Community Relationship, College Science
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Irving, Catherine J.; English, Leona M. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2011
Feminist nonprofit organizations are sites of informal and nonformal learning where citizens learn advocacy, literacy, and the practices of social democracy. With the growing use of information and communication technologies in the nonprofit sector, there are questions as to how well organizations are able to make use of this technology to further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feminism, Nonprofit Organizations, Informal Education
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