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Jafar, Afshan – Teaching Sociology, 2021
This article details an exercise for the first day of class in an introductory sociology course. Students in two sections of Introduction to Sociology taught by the same professor and covering the same content, with the exception of the exercise on the first day of class, were surveyed at the end of the semester regarding the first day. Student…
Descriptors: Sociology, Student Attitudes, Class Activities, Memory
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Kaiser, Justin T.; Herzberg, Tina S. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2021
Introduction: This study analyzed 39 data collection tools used by teachers of students with visual impairments when completing functional vision assessments (FVAs). Methods: In 2017, teachers of students with visual impairments submitted data collection tools used in the FVA process. These tools were then compared with the 23 FVA components…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Vision Tests, Visual Impairments, Visual Acuity
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Cleary, Yvonne – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2021
In increasingly online higher education environments, instructors must develop positive and community-oriented learning environments, equivalent to, if different from, face-to-face learning experiences. Connectivism and communities of inquiry are complementary theories that facilitate the design and development of online learning and enable online…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Zweig, Jacqueline; Hanita, Makoto; Stafford, Erin; Khanani, Noman – Grantee Submission, 2021
Online course taking is widespread in K-12 education and even more so as schools have turned to virtual learning during the global health crisis. Educators across the country are actively seeking evidence-based guidance, only to discover that there is limited rigorous research related to online learning. The need to understand how to prepare…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Orientation, High School Students, Outcomes of Education
Hamilton, Stephen F. – Urban Institute, 2021
Registered Apprenticeship for young people is an earn-and-learn program for women and men in their late teens and early twenties. It combines academics with paid work experience across many sectors. An essential part of the apprenticeship experience is to be paired with a mentor, who supports, advises, and instructs an apprentice(s) on the job.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Apprenticeships, Youth Programs, Late Adolescents
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Fidan, Nurdan; Karatepe, Cigdem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2021
Purpose: Study abroad has been exceedingly popular among students, recently. Turkish youth have become even more willing to study abroad and improve their English language skills. As lingua franca (ELF), English is the main Language for interaction, particularly in international education. The current study investigated the language learning…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Latheef, Zahir Ibrahim; Robinson, Robert; Smith, Sedef – Online Learning, 2021
Readiness for online learning has been established as a key component of student success in online classes. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored how vital being prepared for online can be. This paper highlights an orientation technique widely used in the business field, namely Realistic Job Preview (RJP), as a method to prepare…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, COVID-19
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Grapin, Sally L.; Bocanegra, Joel O.; Rossen, Eric; Woytas, Taylor M.; Rossel, Jennifer – School Psychology, 2021
This study investigated current school psychology students' perspectives on recruiting and orienting prospective trainees to the profession. Two hundred sixty-two student members of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) responded to two open-ended survey items regarding: (a) information they wished they had known prior to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Sexton, Sarah J.; Yang, Lihua; Hamby, Deborah – Infants and Young Children, 2021
This article presents findings from an online early intervention orientation program developed to provide one state with an economical and systematic means for onboarding new early intervention providers, administrators, and service coordinators. The quantitative findings suggest the courses were a successful method of delivering training to…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Validity, Online Courses, Professional Development
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Crowe, Emily M.; Howard, Christina J.; Gilchrist, Iain D.; Kent, Christopher – Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2021
Visual search in dynamic environments, for example lifeguarding or CCTV monitoring, has several fundamentally different properties to standard visual search tasks. The visual environment is constantly moving, a range of items could become targets and the task is to search for a certain event. We developed a novel task in which participants were…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Motion, Change, Reaction Time
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Hart, Tabitha; Fassett, Deanna L. – Communication Teacher, 2021
This semester-long discussion activity is designed for onboarding faculty at any rank or status, including new faculty or graduate teaching assistant/associate orientations, faculty learning communities, mid-career professional development programs, transition to administrative roles such as department chair or associate dean, and the like.…
Descriptors: Role Perception, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Organizational Culture
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Papadopoulos, Konstantinos; Charitakis, Konstantinos; Koustriava, Eleni; Kouroupetroglou, Georgios; Stiefelhagen, Rainer; Stylianidis, Efstratios; Gumus, Suad Sakalli – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Introduction: This study investigated the user requirements of individuals with visual impairments regarding the information to be included in orientation and mobility (O&M) aids in order for optimally useful audio-tactile maps of campuses to be developed. In addition, this study aimed at investigating the importance (usefulness) that…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Information Needs, Physical Environment, Assistive Technology
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Witkowsky, Patty; Obregon, Victoria; Bruner, Brett; Alanis, Jennifer – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2020
Considering the collectivist culture and strong family connections in Latinx families, engaging parents and family members of new Latinx students in higher education is important to promote students' persistence and completion of their degrees. Parent and family member orientation (PFMO) programs offered in Spanish provide a bridge between…
Descriptors: Collectivism, Family Relationship, Cultural Awareness, Hispanic American Students
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Meltzer, Nathan W.; Bobilya, Andrew J.; Mitten, Denise; Faircloth, W. Brad; Chandler, Resa M. – Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 2020
The twofold purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate various moderators that might influence the effect of participation in an outdoor orientation program on first-year college students' relationships with the natural world and to examine the potential influence of instructors on participants' biophilic expression. The theory of…
Descriptors: College Students, Orientation, Outdoor Education, Values
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Lockman, Alison S.; Schirmer, Barbara R. – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2020
The purpose of this study was to review the research literature on online learning to identify effective instructional practices. We narrowed our scope to empirical studies published 2013-2019 given that studies earlier than 2013 had become quickly outdated because of changes in online pedagogies and technologies. We also limited our search to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Technology
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