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Ashe, Sherry Janine; Lopez, Robert Molina – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2021
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to describe teacher experiences of teacher-to-student technology-mediated communication (TMC) in secondary virtual school (VS) environments in Alabama. The central research question for this study was: How do virtual school teachers in Alabama describe their experiences of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Experience
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Johnson, Karlie Loren; Westbrooks, Kimberly – International Journal on Social and Education Sciences, 2021
From 2016-2019, Jacksonville State University (JSU) librarians embraced the call to incorporate increased active learning into traditional library information instruction. Librarians began this process by integrating the use of a scavenger hunt into the Houston Cole Library's new orientation tailgate event. Breakout EDU Escape Room kits with a…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Nontraditional Education, Library Instruction, Academic Libraries
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Lewis, Drew; Clontz, Steven; Estis, Julie – PRIMUS, 2021
Team-Based Learning (TBL) is a cooperative learning strategy blending elements of flipped learning, inquiry-based learning, and problem-based learning. Although used quite frequently in other disciplines, use of this strategy in mathematics has been limited. In this article, we describe how TBL can be implemented in math courses with adherence to…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Active Learning, Flipped Classroom
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He, Yankun; Xiao, Kenan; Shi, Yuewei – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Sentiment analysis (SA) is the process of identifying and classifying users' opinion from a piece of text into different sentiments. Student's evaluation of teaching is one of the common and necessary measures to assess the teaching quality of course instructors in a college setting. Traditionally, student evaluations are administered towards the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Online Courses, Adult Education, Student Attitudes
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Gatlin, Anna Ruth; Kuhn, Wiebke; Boyd, Diane; Doukopoulos, Lindsay; McCall, Contina P. – Journal of Learning Spaces, 2021
Despite trending investment in active learning infrastructure to support student learning, inclusion, and career preparedness, few universities have achieved the orchestration of campus stakeholders and pedagogical reform "at scale." This article presents a process-oriented model for developing faculty and students for success in these…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Active Learning, School Space
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Starck, Jenna R.; Richards, K. Andrew R.; Lawson, Michael A.; Sinelnikov, Oleg A. – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2021
Purpose: Framed by occupational socialization theory, this study examined relationships among teachers' perceived quality of assessment practices, workplace factors, and their conceptions of assessment. Methods: Ninety in-service physical education teachers from Alabama completed an online survey that attended to perceptions of organizational…
Descriptors: Socialization, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Evaluation Methods
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Cahill, Jacqueline L.; Kripchak, Kristopher J.; McAlpine, Gaylon L. – Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology, 2021
When 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arrived with vengeance, face-to-face colleges were scrambling to brainstorm and problem-solve how to best deliver the curriculum in a physically safe manner to complete the semester. At Air University, the intellectual and leadership development center of the Air Force, eSchool of Graduate Professional…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education
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Decker, Emy Nelson – Journal of Access Services, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic, which hit academic libraries in the United States during the spring semester of 2020, forced librarians and staff to redouble their efforts to reach out to users in light of newly enforced safety measures such as building closures, quarantine periods, enforced social distancing, etc. This article describes three…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Library Services
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Scalfani, Vincent F.; Dahlbach, Barbara J.; Robertson, Jacob – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2021
Chemical substances from theses are not widely accessible as searchable machine-readable formats. In this article, we describe our workflow for extracting, registering, and sharing chemical substances from the University of Alabama theses to enhance discovery. In total, 73 theses were selected for the project, resulting in about 3,000 substances…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, Scientific Research
Gebhart, Tracy; Carlson, Julianna; Harris, Phoebe; Epstein, Dale – Child Trends, 2020
To date, 29 public pre-K programs in 23 states and one U.S. territory have established salary or compensation parity policies to address low and disparate levels of workforce compensation in the early care and education (ECE) field (Friedman-Krauss & Kasmin, 2018). These policies aim to raise the pay or compensation of ECE teachers to the…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Economic Factors
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Boozer, Benjamin B., Jr.; Simon, Amy A. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2020
Teaching approaches and effectiveness have become more closely aligned with technology in establishing curriculums and disseminating course instructions. To the extent that Cengage MindTap and other digital learning tools are utilized offers a platform for measuring learning effectiveness through grade outcomes. This analysis considers university…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Outcomes of Education
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Richards, K. Andrew R.; Shiver, Victoria Nicole – Studying Teacher Education, 2020
Self-study presents one approach to research that can be used to understand how current teacher educators and teacher education doctoral students (re)develop their practice and are socialized into academic norms. In some of these instances, faculty advisors may serve in a critical friendship capacity. This introduces an important power dynamic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervision, Friendship, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Basgier, Christopher; Simpson, Amber – Across the Disciplines, 2020
A growing body of scholarship in writing studies has started exploring threshold concepts for writing, providing a synoptic view of the transformations students undergo as they learn about writing. However, the field has not yet undertaken a systematic investigation of threshold concepts for the teaching of writing. A distinction between threshold…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, College Faculty, Fundamental Concepts, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Brown, Onikia; Morse, Wayde; Carter, Mitch – Journal of Extension, 2020
With an adult obesity rate of 35.6%, Alabama is the second most obese state in the United States. Alabama Extension and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined in the first collaboration between the CDC and land-grant institutions to prevent further incidence and reduce the prevalence of obesity. The objective of our study was…
Descriptors: Obesity, Rural Areas, Adults, Public Health
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McMillan, Libba; Johnson, Tanya; Parker, Francine M.; Hunt, Caralise W.; Boyd, Diane E. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this article is to discuss a portfolio of interventions used to improve student outcomes in an accredited southeastern university's baccalaureate nursing program. Faculty identified three specific student-focused issues challenging student learning: (a) a steady trend of increasing student enrollment, (b) increased difficulty level of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Intervention, Outcomes of Education, Nursing Education
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