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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