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Raddick, M. Jordan; Bracey, Georgia; Gay, Pamela L.; Lintott, Chris J.; Cardamone, Carie; Murray, Phil; Schawinski, Kevin; Szalay, Alexander S.; Vandenberg, Jan – Astronomy Education Review, 2013
Citizen science, in which volunteers work with professional scientists to conduct research, is expanding due to large online datasets. To plan projects, it is important to understand volunteers' motivations for participating. This paper analyzes results from an online survey of nearly 11000 volunteers in Galaxy Zoo, an astronomy citizen science…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Astronomy, Motivation, Scientific Research
Purcell, Kristen; Heaps, Alan; Buchanan, Judy; Friedrich, Linda – Pew Research Center, 2013
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers shows that digital tools are widely used in their classrooms and professional lives. Yet, many of these high school and middle school teachers worry about digital divides when it comes to their students' access to technology, and those who teach low-income students face obstacles…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Computer Use, Secondary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
Wanucha, Meghan; Hofschire, Linda – Library Research Service, 2013
In 2008, researchers at the Library Research Service (LRS) undertook the "U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies" study, with the intent to document the use of various Internet technologies on the websites of public libraries throughout the nation (Lietzau, 2009). The results of that study set a baseline for the adoption…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Libraries
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Bartelds, Vladimir; Drayer, Lyndsay; Wolfensberger, Marca V. C. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2012
A mission statement that identifies the goals and aims of an honors program is a key step in program development. The National Collegiate Honors Council's Basic Characteristics of a Fully Developed Honors Program states unequivocally that a successful honors program "has a clear mandate from the institution's administration in the form of a…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Position Papers, Program Development, History
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Stryker, Deborah S. – American Annals of the Deaf, 2011
Given that little is empirically known about the use of distance education within deaf education teacher preparation (DETP) programs, the purpose of the present study was to obtain baseline data on distance education activities in these programs. Using a census of the program coordinators of the 68 DETP programs in the United States, the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Deafness, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Lietzau, Zeth; Helgren, Jamie – Library Research Service, 2011
It's well known that technology is changing at an increasingly rapid pace and that many public libraries throughout the United States are attempting to adopt new technologies to better reach their patrons. In trade journals, blogs, and at library conferences, professionals in the field have continually discussed the best methods for using web…
Descriptors: Library Research, Electronic Publishing, Public Libraries, Content Analysis
Head, Alison J.; Eisenberg, Michael B. – Project Information Literacy, 2010
A report about college students and their information-seeking strategies and research difficulties, including findings from 8,353 survey respondents from college students on 25 campuses distributed across the U.S. in spring of 2010, as part of Project Information Literacy. Respondents reported taking little at face value and were frequent…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Information Literacy, Information Seeking
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Gray, Lucinda; Thomas, Nina; Lewis, Laurie – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report provides national data on the availability and use of educational technology in public elementary and secondary schools during fall 2008. The data are the results of a national school-level survey that is one of a set that includes district, school, and teacher surveys on educational technology. Every year between 1994 and 2005 (with…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Public Schools, Access to Information, Teacher Surveys
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Neiman, Samantha – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
The National Center for Education Statistics collects data on crime and violence in U.S. public schools through the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). This First Look report presents findings from the 2009-10 School Survey on Crime and Safety data collection. Developed and managed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Crime, Safety, School Surveys