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Wang, Guanchun – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This dissertation is a compilation of several studies that are united by their relevance to probabilistic judgment aggregation. In the face of complex and uncertain events, panels of judges are frequently consulted to provide probabilistic forecasts, and aggregation of such estimates in groups often yield better results than could have been made…
Descriptors: Prediction, Mathematics, Models, Regression (Statistics)
Moreetsi, Thobega; Mbako, Masole Trust – Online Submission, 2008
The Botswana Examination Council (BEC) uses forecast grades obtained from secondary school Agriculture teachers to review component 2 of Agriculture final examination. Moderation of component 2 can help to improve candidates' final grade. This descriptive-correlational study purports to determine which of the component 1 (multiple choice),…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Agricultural Education, Grade Prediction, Multiple Regression Analysis
Smith, Vernon C.; Lange, Adam; Huston, Daniel R. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2012
Community colleges continue to experience growth in online courses. This growth reflects the need to increase the numbers of students who complete certificates or degrees. Retaining online students, not to mention assuring their success, is a challenge that must be addressed through practical institutional responses. By leveraging existing student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, Prediction, Community Colleges
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Pennington, Bruce F. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
This review includes 1) an explanation of what neuropsychology is, 2) a brief history of how developmental cognitive neuroscience emerged from earlier neuropsychological approaches to understanding atypical development, 3) three recent examples that illustrate the benefits of this approach, 4) issues and challenges this approach must face, and 5)…
Descriptors: Neuropsychology, Developmental Disabilities, History, Cognitive Development
Falkenstein, Angelica R. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Performance expectations presumably serve to guide sound decision making and behavior. However, expectations are complex phenomena that arise from more than just situational factors and objective probabilities. Although expectations have received extensive attention from researchers, relatively few studies have focused on expectation management…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Performance, Expectation, Well Being
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Lopez-Catalan, Blanca; Bañuls, Victor A. – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the results of national level Delphi study carried out in Spain aimed at providing inputs for higher education administrators and decision makers about key e-learning trends for supporting postgraduate courses. Design/methodology/approach: The ranking of the e-learning trends is based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Delphi Technique, Graduate Study, Electronic Learning
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Strom, Robert D.; Strom, Paris S. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The assisted living population is forecast to increase at a rapid rate. Quality of life for residents should be improved by giving greater attention to their cognitive, emotional, and social needs. A university lifespan development team provided a grandparent education course at a large assisted living facility with the assistance of 20 resident…
Descriptors: Grandparents, Residential Care, Quality of Life, Older Adults
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Strang, Kenneth David – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
This mixed-method study focuses on online learning analytics, a research area of importance. Several important student attributes and their online activities are examined to identify what seems to work best to predict higher grades. The purpose is to explore the relationships between student grade and key learning engagement factors using a large…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Education, Mixed Methods Research, Electronic Learning
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Parker, Lyn – Environmental Education Research, 2017
Indonesia is now considered as a lower-middle-income country (The World Bank 2014) with decades of sustained economic growth. Recent forecasts predict that by 2050 it will be the fourth largest economy in the world (PWC 2015). Indonesia is well endowed with tropical rainforests, coral reefs, and other priority ecological systems, but there is…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Ecology
Kendall, Katherine A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Economic forecasts predict an unprecedented shortage of STEM workers in the United States. This study examined the vocational anticipatory socialization factors and classroom stratagems influencing middle school students' science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career development. Student attitudes towards STEM content areas and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Development, Socialization, Middle School Students
New Media Consortium, 2017
This report was produced to explore emerging developments in technology and forecast their potential impact expressly in a Chinese higher education context. In the effort that took place from July through September 2016, a selected panel of esteemed experts was asked to consider a host of relevant articles, news, blog posts, research, and project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
Johansen, Bob – Center for Creative Leadership, 2017
Over the next decade, today's connected world will be explosively more connected. Anything that can be distributed will be distributed: workforces, organizations, supply webs, and more. The tired practices of centralized organizations will become brittle in a future where authority is radically decentralized. Rigid hierarchies will give way to…
Descriptors: Leadership, Futures (of Society), Administrative Organization, Literacy
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Hwang, Young-mee; Kim, Kwang-sun; Im, Tami – Educational Media International, 2017
The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining importance in education owing to its rapid development. This study addresses the importance of interdisciplinary education between technology and the humanities. The use of films as a teaching resource is suitable for interdisciplinary education because films represent creative forecasts and predictions on…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Films, Internet, Educational Technology
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Twenter, Jason P.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
Vocational education, including SBAE, reoriented as its role in U.S. public schools and society changed. However, the types of facilities in which to teach SBAE have remained somewhat consistent, even as the program's curriculum became less dominated by a production agriculture orientation. We examined the historical evolution of learning spaces…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Vocational Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement
Lynch, Robert G.; Oakford, Patrick – Center for American Progress, 2014
Our nation is currently experiencing growing levels of income and wealth inequality, which are contributing to longstanding racial and ethnic gaps in education outcomes and other areas. This report quantifies the economic benefits of closing one of the most harmful racial and ethnic gaps: the educational achievement gap that exists between black…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Economic Impact, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
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