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Schaeffer, S. J., III – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore how the introduction of instructional technologies has influenced the motivational attitudes of higher education faculty at research-oriented institutions with respect to their teaching responsibilities. This was a qualitative study using case-study methodology and involved multiple (4)…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Educational Technology, Teacher Motivation
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Lindstedt, Stan L.; Mineo, Patrick M.; Schaeffer, Paul J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2013
This laboratory exercise demonstrates fundamental principles of mammalian locomotion. It provides opportunities to interrogate aspects of locomotion from biomechanics to energetics to body size scaling. It has the added benefit of having results with robust signal to noise so that students will have success even if not "meticulous" in…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Motion, Biomechanics
Curtiss, S.; Schaeffer, J. – Brain and Language, 2005
This study reports on functional morpheme (I, D, and C) production in the spontaneous speech of five pairs of children who have undergone hemispherectomy, matching each pair for etiology and age at symptom onset, surgery, and testing. Our results show that following left hemispherectomy (LH), children evidence a greater error rate in the use of…
Descriptors: Surgery, Morphemes, Etiology, Speech
Soares, Joseph A., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2011
What can a college admissions officer safely predict about the future of a 17-year-old? Are the best and the brightest students the ones who can check off the most correct boxes on a multiple-choice exam? Or are there better ways of measuring ability and promise? In this penetrating and revealing look at high-stakes standardized admissions tests,…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Educational Research, College Admission, College Presidents
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Carbonaro, M.; Cutumisu, M.; Duff, H.; Gillis, S.; Onuczko, C.; Siegel, J.; Schaeffer, J.; Schumacher, A.; Szafron, D.; Waugh, K. – Computers & Education, 2008
The unprecedented growth in numbers of children playing computer games has stimulated discussion and research regarding what, if any, educational value these games have for teaching and learning. The research on this topic has primarily focused on children as players of computer games rather than builders/constructors of computer games. Recently,…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Computers, Programming, Gender Differences
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Schaeffer, David J.; Janardan, Konanur G. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1977
A water quality index developed by the authors and used by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is described. It compares biological and chemical assessments of water quality. Sampling procedures and use of the index are described. (BT)
Descriptors: Environment, Evaluation Methods, Measurement, Measurement Techniques