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Tozer, Brett C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
A number of states and organizations have begun to add cross-content technology elements to their educational standards, providing teachers opportunities to use social media communication (SMC) technology in teaching and learning. Specifically, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the PA Core Standards, which are adapted from the national Common…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Media, Teaching Methods, Common Core State Standards
Stiefel, Jacob P. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Hybrid learning programs may offer the most benefits for secondary schools to help prepare students for the online learning requirements of higher education and the workforce. Parental support will be necessary for academic success of high school students in a hybrid learning program, though. The purpose of this sequential mixed methods study was…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes
Krause, Lorinda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study utilized a mixed methods approach to examine the issue of how parents, students, and teachers (stakeholders) perceive accessibility and the utilization of computer and Internet technology within the Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania Area School District. Quantitative data was collected through the use of questionnaires distributed to the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
Frick, John Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Social capital (or the ways in which people in an organization collaborate and to a greater extent the quality of professional community in that context) has a variety of implications for organizations, specifically schools. This study examined the relationship between attitudes of administrators and faculty at the secondary level toward…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Internet
Marsh, Rose M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Schools have gone through educational reforms having various focuses on curriculum changes, consolidation, open classrooms, mastery learning, decentralization, shared decisionmaking, legislative mandates and controls, high expectations, integrated thematic instruction, professional development, technology integration, and standards with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Virtual Classrooms
Letwinsky, Karim Medico – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between mathematics teachers' self-efficacy and the use of technology and the Internet in secondary education classrooms. The focus was on the Internet as a tool to promote mathematics communication and literacy in the online environment. A total of 100 mathematics teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Self Efficacy
Meller, Jennifer T. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
While there has been some research detailing the difficulties that special educators have with compiling the complex paperwork required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandate, little has been written about how technology weighs into this framework, or how teachers use data to assist with their instructional…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Special Needs Students, Urban Schools
Isenberg, Noelle Ariane – ProQuest LLC, 2010
A number of universities offer fully web-based language courses. Many others are considering this option. Yet it remains unclear whether web-based courses can be as comprehensively effective as classroom-based courses. And, if so, what might an effective web-based language course look like? This dissertation considers the German Online at PSU…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Language Processing, Comparative Analysis, Internet
Reid-Agren, Kathleen J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate primary grade teachers' attitudes, beliefs and practices concerning Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction (CRLI) with African American students. Through a mixed methods research design, quantitative and qualitative data sources were collected and analyzed sequentially. The participant school…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, African American Students, Suburban Schools, Educational Research
Varga, Matthew – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation explores a business, higher education and public school partnership between the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the Wharton School of Business, and the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning three years ago in September 2007, the collective task was to create an online…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Innovation, Internet, Case Studies
Zhu, Shizhuo – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Clinical decision-making is challenging mainly because of two factors: (1) patient conditions are often complicated with partial and changing information; (2) people have cognitive biases in their decision-making and information-seeking. Consequentially, misdiagnoses and ineffective use of resources may happen. To better support clinical…
Descriptors: Medical Evaluation, Clinical Diagnosis, Decision Making, Bayesian Statistics