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Bennett, Betty J. – Online Submission, 2017
To address increasing accountability demands, instructional leaders must find ways to expand the current reality of faculty development to create a culture where continuous growth and learning are the standard for professional behavior. Growth Infusion is a framework for creating such a culture. The framework is a result of an extensive search for…
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Development, Best Practices, School Culture
Li, Kuiyuan; Uvah, Josaphat; Amin, Raid – Online Submission, 2012
In this paper, we assess students' performance in Elements of Statistics, one of the popular courses in general education, using data from UWF (University of West Florida) for fall 2008, fall 2009, and fall 2010 semesters. We analyze associations between students' performance in the course and several performance related factors including: college…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average, Curriculum Development, Standardized Tests
Everhart, Nancy; Mardis, Marcia; Johnston, Melissa; Smith, Daniella – Online Submission, 2009
For Americans to engage in a global information society, it is critical that they have access to high-speed, high-bandwidth Internet, meaning broadband. Network connectivity opens up a wealth of possibilities to K-12 educators. While it has the potential to result in fundamental changes in teaching methods, it can definitely be used to enhance…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Internet, Access to Information, Computer Networks
Gilmer, Penny J.; Sherdan, Danielle M.; Oosterhof, Albert; Rohani, Faranak; Rouby, Aaron – Online Submission, 2011
Present large-scale assessments require the use of item formats, such as multiple choice, that can be administered and scored efficiently. This limits competencies that can be measured by these assessments. An alternative approach to large-scale assessments is being investigated that would include the use of complex performance assessments. As…
Descriptors: Evidence, Space Sciences, State Standards, Scientific Principles
Bell, Clare Valerie – Online Submission, 2013
This study is a descriptive examination of uptake that occurred during classroom discourse in 33 Algebra I classrooms in nine U.S. states. Uptake refers to the act of taking up mathematical comments, questions, and constructions as objects of discourse. Uptake is important because it can be used for scaffolding authentic opportunities to learn and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Kaplun, Irina – Online Submission, 2011
This work focuses on the importance of teacher leadership in the virtual environment and the role of managers in the workforce. It depicts student expectations of the virtual classroom, specifically the professor's role in this environment. The study on teachers in the virtual environment is compared and contrasted with generational differences in…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Virtual Classrooms, Administrator Role, Work Environment
Powell, Terry – Online Submission, 2013
The purpose for this study was to find an assessment that is currently being used and is a common assessment familiar to others within the Brick-and-mortar classroom and transform that assessment for use within the online learning environment. By using assessments, teachers can measure whether or not students are learning what it is they are…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation, College Students
Baskas, Richard S. – Online Submission, 2012
Government budget constraints had forced the Emergency Dispatch Center (EDC) at a military installation to work with less than the normal number of staff. A Program Proposal was developed previously that had determined that a learning gap existed in the researcher's work environment at a military installation. To counter this gap, Learning Tasks…
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Emergency Programs, Adult Students, Learning Activities
Mardis, Marcia; Everhart, Nancy; Smith, Daniella; Newsum, Janice; Baker, Sheila – Online Submission, 2010
Digital textbooks will soon be part of every classroom in the United States. This trend accompanies an imperative for schools to facilitate 21st century learning in which educators prepare students to learn and live productively in a global society where accurate and current information is a meaningful part of everyday learning. As technology and…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Instructional Materials, Adoption (Ideas)
Cornett, Jeffrey W.; Dziuban, Charles D.; Pitts, Annette Boyd; Setenyi, Janos; Rus, Calin; Bush, Marcella – Online Submission, 2012
The purpose of this report is to examine the history of an international partnership for civic education begun in 1994, and concluded in 2011 that links Center for Civic Education partners in the United States (Florida Law-Related Education Association), Hungary (Civitas Hungary), and Romania (Intercultural Institute of Romania). This study serves…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Partnerships in Education, Global Approach
Baskas, Richard S. – Online Submission, 2011
A student-centered nontraditional learning program was proposed to better prepare fire department military personnel in obtaining their 911 dispatch certification at a Florida military installation. Maintaining an adequate number of dispatched qualified military personnel, in addition to current civilian dispatchers at the same location, improves…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Military Personnel, Adult Learning, Fire Protection
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Oosterhof, Albert – Online Submission, 2011
Because of the large number of students involved, statewide assessments used throughout the United States are designed to be highly efficient with respect to administration and scoring. This constrains the formats that can be used and consequently limits testing to a subset of competencies typically associated with the education standards being…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Testing, Academic Achievement, Formative Evaluation
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
Lester, Robin Rawlings; Maldonado, Nancy – Online Submission, 2013
Bullying has become a nationwide concern at the K-12 level. Guided by the theoretical framework of social learning theory, this study explored the perceptions of secondary education teachers about the bully-proofing program in place at one target middle school. Despite the target middle school's anti-bullying program, the incidence of bullying had…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Teachers, Secondary Education, Bullying
Deng, Shi-zhong – Online Submission, 2009
Which form of Chinese characters should be taught in Chinese language classes: traditional or simplified? The results of a questionnaire distributed to sections at the University of Florida show the reasons for students' preferences for one or the other form. In view of the students' awareness that traditional characters are more beneficial to…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Teaching Methods
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