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Burkart, Edith Jenae – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of intensity of Facebook use and compare the effects of Facebook use with retention program participation on the engagement of college freshmen. The sample consisted of 141 freshmen at the University of West Florida (UWF). The participants were surveyed using questions from the National…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Freshmen, Student Surveys, Statistical Analysis
Leimer, Christina; Yue, Hongtao; Rogulkin, Dmitri – Online Submission, 2009
Through Service Learning, students learn while serving the community. This "educational approach ties relevant community service to academic content and uses critical reflection activities to strengthen learning and developmental outcomes" (www.csufresno.edu/sl/). Studies have shown (Astin, et.al., 2000; Eyler, et.al., 2001) that Service…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Service Learning, Withdrawal (Education), Educational Strategies
Knight, William E.; Hakel, Milton D.; Gromko, Mark – Online Submission, 2006
Electronic portfolios represent an assessment measure with strong potential for providing feedback about student performance to improve curricula and pedagogy, determining individual students' mastery of learning and providing feedback for improvement, and actively involving students in the assessment process. This study examined the relationship…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Gordon, Jonathan; Ludlum, Joe; Hoey, J. Joseph – Online Submission, 2006
While there exist many examples of institutional use of the results of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), there is a relative paucity of research explicitly linking student outcomes to responses on the survey. A major Doctoral-Extensive institution in the Southeast recently conducted a large-scale implementation of the National…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Graduate Study, Student Attitudes, National Surveys
Ryan, John F. – Online Submission, 2005
Although recent results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) suggest there is considerable variation in levels of undergraduate student engagement within Carnegie institutional classifications, research also suggests different classifications of institutions exhibit different types (Pike and Kuh, 2005) and levels (Pike, Kuh and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, College Seniors