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McMillion, Tonya; Tucker King, Carie S. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2017
In designing online and hybrid courses, instructors should consider structure, student motivation, and interaction (per Moore's 1993 Theory of Transactional Distance). To motivate students to interact and to build course community, instructors may assign student introductions. However, after examining students' introductions in a hybrid…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Females
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Case, Kathleen R.; Loukas, Alexandra; Harrell, Melissa B.; Wilkinson, Anna V.; Springer, Andrew E.; Pérez, Adriana; Creamer, MeLisa R.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: To examine the associations between sensation seeking and ever and current e-cigarette use in Texas young adults (18-29 years old). Current cigarette use was examined as a potential effect modifier of the associations. Participants: Participants included college students enrolled in four-year and two-year colleges in four metropolitan…
Descriptors: Smoking, Regression (Statistics), College Students, Case Studies
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Wilson, Kelly L.; Smith, Matthew Lee; Rosen, Brittany L.; Pulczinski, Jairus C.; Ory, Marcia G. – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe college-aged females' human papillomavirus (HPV) knowledge and beliefs, perceptions and perceived benefits of the HPV vaccine, and identify characteristics associated with vaccination status and support for HPV vaccine mandates. Data were collected from 1,105 females by an Internet-delivered questionnaire…
Descriptors: Cancer, Immunization Programs, School Nurses, Females
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Ainsa, Patricia; Olivarez, Arturo – Education, 2017
Mentoring sixty-three undergraduate students online yielded information through distance learning discussion to provide changes by improving the delivery and learning acquisition of new skills in online education. Responses from mentors and mentees having used and experienced various mentoring techniques were analyzed and results further indicated…
Descriptors: Mentors, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Perkins, Britine; Arvidson, Cody – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
In response to a shortage of qualified Black and Hispanic teachers, community colleges (CC) have developed certificate programs and Associate of Arts degrees in teacher education to address shortages of minority teachers in the nation's classrooms. We examined one CC's effectiveness in transferring Black and Hispanic students to university teacher…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Gray, Julie S.; Brown, Melissa A.; Connolly, John P. – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2017
Data-driven decision making is increasingly viewed as essential in a globally competitive society. Initiatives to augment standardized testing with performance-based assessment have increased as educators progressively respond to mandates for authentic measurement of student attainment. To meet this challenge, multidisciplinary rubrics were…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Construct Validity, Scoring Rubrics, Numeracy
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Jaster, Robert W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Each year about half a million students fail to make planned academic progress due to college algebra, hence the need for researchers to find ways of improving the quality of instruction in the course. Recent research suggests that flipping college algebra to allow time for active learning in the classroom may improve student performance. Also,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Khoshlessan, Rezvan; Das, Kumer Pial – Journal of International Students, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore international students' study anxiety in a mid-sized public four-year university in Southeast Texas by comparing their existing study anxiety along lines of nationality, gender, age, major, degree, and stage of education. The subjects were selected using a convenience sample during the Spring of 2013. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Anxiety, Statistical Significance
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Somers, Marie-Andrée; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2017
The Communities In Schools (CIS) Model of Integrated Student Supports aims to reduce dropout rates by providing students with integrated and tiered support services based on their levels of need. The model includes preventive services that are available to all students (Level 1 services) as well as intensive, targeted, and sustained services…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Student Needs, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
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Cooper, Maria; Loukas, Alexandra; Harrell, Melissa B.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Background: As conventional cigarette use is declining, electronic cigarette ("e-cigarette") use is rising and is especially high among college students. Few studies examine dual use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes among this population. This study explores the relationship between dual and exclusive e-cigarette / cigarette use and…
Descriptors: College Students, Smoking, Correlation, Addictive Behavior
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Mukherjee, Moumita; McKinney, Lyle; Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina; Martinez, Franco Santiago – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Using 1,400 survey responses collected from two large urban community college systems in Texas, this study examined how students' financial habits, stress, and well-being influenced their enrollment behaviors. Working students, compared to their nonworking peers, reported significantly lower levels of overall financial well-being. After…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Enrollment
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Kallison, James M., Jr. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2017
Postsecondary transition programs have emerged to prepare adult learners to enter college with either limited or no remediation work needed in developmental education. This article examines the results of a pilot study, in which participants (ages 20 years and older who held GED® credentials or high school degrees) received accelerated instruction…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Transitional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Adult Learning
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Borman, Trisha; Margolin, Jonathan; Garland, Marshall; Rapaport, Amie; Park, So Jung; LiCalsi, Christina – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2017
Nationwide, Hispanic students continue to be underrepresented among students who complete a four-year degree in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields (National Center for Education Statistics, 2016) and among workers in STEM fields. This discrepancy is a concern, especially in light of the projected growth in employment in STEM…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Educational Indicators, Postsecondary Education, STEM Education
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Nguyen, Annie – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2017
Assessment is growing for short-term study abroad as the majority of students (63.1%) continue to choose this option (Institute of International Education, 2016). This study uses the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES) to examine the impact of short-term study abroad programs on students' overall intercultural competency and the connections…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Student Surveys
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