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Seaman, Julia E.; Seaman, Jeff – Babson Survey Research Group, 2017
This brief report uses data collected under the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Enrollment survey to highlight distance education data in the state of Florida. The sample for this analysis is comprised of all active, degree-granting…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Oh, Hyunjoo; Polidan, Mary – Journal of Marketing Education, 2018
The retail industry is undergoing a significant transformation. Factors such as technological advancement and evolving consumer demands have forced companies to rethink their traditional approaches to retail. Retailers have since embraced data-driven strategies with real-time implementation to stay relevant in this complex, ever-changing industry.…
Descriptors: Retailing, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education, Critical Thinking
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Chopra, I.; O'Connor, J.; Pancho, R.; Chrzanowski, M.; Sandi-Urena, S. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2017
This qualitative study investigated the experience of a cohort of students exposed consecutively to two substantially different environments in their General Chemistry Laboratory programme. To this end, the first semester in a traditional expository programme was followed by a semester in a cooperative, problem-based, multi-week format. The focus…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, College Students, Chemistry
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Ortiz, Miriam; Folsom, Jessica S.; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Greulich, Luana; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Connor, Carol M. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This study, framed by the component model of reading (CMR), examined the relative importance of kindergarten-entry predictors of first grade reading performance. Specifically, elements within the ecological domain included dialect, maternal education, amount of preschool, and home literacy; elements within the psychological domain included…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Recognition (Achievement), Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness
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Connor, Carol McDonald; Spencer, Mercedes; Day, Stephanie L.; Giuliani, Sarah; Ingebrand, Sarah W.; McLean, Leigh; Morrison, Frederick J. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014
We examined classrooms as complex systems that affect students' literacy learning through interacting effects of content and amount of time individual students spent in literacy instruction along with the global quality of the classroom learning environment. We observed 27 3rd-grade classrooms serving 315 target students using 2 different…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Classroom Environment
Atkins, Katrina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative and correlational study was to test Knowles' (1973) adult learning theory, which states adults are self-directed and internally motivated. The study also examined if student achievement was related to student perception of the flipped classroom in a general education speech communication…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Correlation
Browne, Daniel – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
A new RAND Corporation study shows that voluntary summer programs can benefit children from low-income families, particularly those with high attendance. Programs studied in five school districts had several elements in common: a mix of academics and enrichment activities, certified teachers, small class sizes, full-day programming provided five…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Strategies, Program Implementation
De Witt, Randall Wayne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The specific problem addressed by this study was to understand those experiences well-prepared students undertake to become career ready as they position themselves for post-graduation employment. The majority of college students experience post-graduation employment challenges. The exception are those better prepared graduates with co-curricular…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Career Readiness, Case Studies
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Pham, Kathleen; Heinemann, Amanda – Journal of Staff Development, 2014
What is--or should be--the purpose of a teacher evaluation system? To compare teachers? To inform the public? To help teachers improve? Legislators might say that a teacher evaluation system's purpose is to remove bad teachers. Administrators might say that it is to assist them in matching teacher skills to specific groups of students. Parents…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Faculty Development, Peer Evaluation, Evaluators
Nelson, Clovis Benjamin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore how a group of at-risk youth in a South Florida alternative high school experienced a freehand visual arts drawing lesson as a learning portal to the teaching of the basic principles of geometry. These young people were completely devoid of interest in and failed to understand basic geometrical concepts.…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Nontraditional Education, High School Students, Art Education
Rutledge, Stacey A.; Cannata, Marisa – National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, 2015
What are the policies, programs and practices that make some high schools in the same state and district context more effective than others? Motivated to understand the differences between schools with similar size and demographics yet different attendance, graduation and levels of student academic growth, the National Center for Scaling Up…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Effectiveness, High School Students, Ownership
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Foorman, Barbara; Dombek, Jennifer; Smith, Kevin – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2016
The objective of this article is to describe seven elements important to successful implementation of early literacy intervention. The seven elements are drawn from research as well as from the authors' recent randomized controlled trial of effective early literacy interventions in kindergarten through second grade in 55 schools across Florida.…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Program Implementation, Early Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials
Silander, Megan; Chavez-Reilly, Michael; Weinstein, Meryle – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2015
Teaching entrepreneurship--how to create, grow and run a business or organization--is one potential means to increase college and career readiness skills. Learning how to start a business can improve critical thinking, communication and collaboration (Gallagher, Stepien, & Rosenthal, 1992; Hmelo, 1998), which are key qualities for academic as…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Business Skills
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Gay, Keegan D.; Terry, Bryan; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Diversity in learning options can increase efficacy of volunteer development systems. The University of Florida Critical Thinking Inventory (UFCTI) is designed to explicate an individual's critical thinking style based upon a continuum from Seeking Information to Engagement. Static and interpretive materials are best used with individuals of a…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Volunteer Training, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style
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Clark, Renee M.; Kaw, Autar; Besterfield-Sacre, Mary – Advances in Engineering Education, 2016
Blended, flipped, and semi-flipped instructional approaches were used in various sections of a numerical methods course for undergraduate mechanical engineers. During the spring of 2014, a blended approach was used; in the summer of 2014, a combination of blended and flipped instruction was used to deliver a semi-flipped course; and in the fall of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Blended Learning, Educational Technology
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