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Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
In this age of real and fake news, students need to be able to assess the trustworthiness of evidence. The authors' current research examines students' use of evidence in secondary social studies classrooms as students deliberate contemporary public policy issues. The authors found that students shifted their evaluations of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Studies, Secondary School Students, Public Policy
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Gullen, Kristine; Sheldon, Tovah – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
Learning and leading happen everywhere, and technology unlocks access to information. For teachers, becoming proficient with digital tools is not enough. With the exponential rate of innovation, and the creation of websites, apps, and devices, roles are changing. The person whose disposition is to be curious, confident, and eager to try something…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Literacy, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods
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Bingham, C. Raymond; Barretto, Andrea Ippel; Walton, Maureen A.; Bryant, Christopher M.; Shope, Jean T.; Raghunathan, Trivellore E. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study presents the results of an efficacy evaluation of a web-based brief motivational alcohol prevention/intervention program called "Michigan Prevention and Alcohol Safety for Students" (M-PASS). Four on-line sessions providing individually-tailored feedback were delivered to first-year college students over 9 weeks. Non- and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Feedback (Response), Control Groups, College Students
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Smith, Brian Daniel; Silk, Kami – Academic Psychiatry, 2011
Objective: This pilot study investigates the impact of an online, interactive simulation involving an Arab American Muslim patient on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of 2nd-year medical students regarding culturally competent healthcare, both in general and specific to Arab American Muslim patients. Method: Participants (N = 199), were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Medical Students, Muslims, Arabs
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Park, Hee Sun; Smith, Sandi; Klein, Katherine A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2011
This study examined estimation and accuracy of normative perceptions for students during one celebratory drinking occasion. Students who drank on St. Patrick's Day overestimated the percentage of others who also drank, whereas the students who did not drink on St. Patrick's Day underestimated the percentage of others who also did not drink. The…
Descriptors: Drinking, Student Behavior, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Kraft, Theresa A.; Carlisle, Judith – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
The expanded use of teaching case based analysis based on current events and news stories relating to computer ethics improves student engagement, encourages creativity and fosters an active learning environment. Professional ethics standards, accreditation standards for computer curriculum, ethics theories, resources for ethics on the internet,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Standards, Computer Use, Undergraduate Students
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Boehm, Diane; Kurthen, Hermann; Aniola-Jedrzejek, Lilianna – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
Preparing students for success in a globalized world invites new approaches. Online collaboration between students from different countries via globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) is one such approach. This article presents the results of a six-semester study beginning in 2006 of international online project collaborations between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Ethnocentrism, International Education
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Marans, Robert W.; Edelstein, Jack Y. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine the behaviors, attitudes, and levels of understanding among faculty, staff, and students in efforts to design programs aimed at reducing energy use in University of Michigan (UM) buildings. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-method approach is used in five diverse pilot buildings including focus…
Descriptors: Weather, Energy Conservation, Focus Groups, Program Design