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Mercer, Cindy; Behrens, Susan – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2020
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic in Spring 2020, Marymount Manhattan College, like thousands of other institutions, moved its courses online. There were technological challenges faculty and students faced. And that wasn't all: the pandemic also brought financial and psychological stressors in its wake. Faculty and students both required…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Redlo, Jesse M.; Kiss, Elizabeth A.; Harris, Kirsilyn – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has created a need for a workforce that interacts with the public every day to be educated on how to use personal protective equipment appropriately and practice CDC guided infection control procedures effectively in a very short amount of time. The individuals who make up a large portion of the workforce that…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Health Behavior
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Hayslip, Ann – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2020
Within an early childhood methods course, teacher candidates were prepared to spend three weeks in immersive clinical field experience. Early childhood placements were in rural, high poverty areas of central New York State. In addition to readings and authentic project-based undertakings, preparation included interactive activities on culturally…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Methods Courses
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Ali, Parveen – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2020
In a traditional math classroom, a math teacher demonstrates procedures to solve a math problem from a math lesson on board. Students follow the same procedures using the same concepts to solve their homework or drill assignments. This method of math instruction is continued day after day (Ferguson, 2006). This route memorization of procedures…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Performance, Gender Differences
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Bobak, Regina A. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2019
This study examined the implication of the Algebra Connection Essay in a developmental algebra course. Undergraduate students (n=18) in four Intermediate Algebra courses were administered a pre-attitudinal survey prior to receiving information on the essay about their chosen or desired program of study. After submitting the essay, the students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Remedial Mathematics, Algebra, Essays
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Behrens, Susan J.; Gomez, Ailyn; Krimgold, Jessica – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2019
Failure to adhere to conventional spelling has academic consequences. When encountering spelling errors, instructors can pass critical judgment on students' writing skills, and even on cognitive abilities. Many students turn to spell checkers. However, we find grading rubrics for academic writing assignments to be inconsistent, and judgments about…
Descriptors: Spelling, Scoring Rubrics, Word Processing, Writing Assignments
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Mihai, Vochita; Correa, Elaine – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2019
Institutions of higher learning increasingly identify different forms of technology to remain competitive. Thus, these efforts have accompanied a paradigm shift in teaching and learning. The struggle between comprehension and effective teaching methods raise numerous interrelated concerns for faculty and students as on-line learning software…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Courseware, Teacher Attitudes
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Yu, Eunjyu – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
This essay describes an innovative composition pedagogy that creatively integrates emerging computer technologies into first-year college composition courses to prepare students for writing in multimodal environments.
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Murphy, Joel P.; Murphy, Shirley A. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
A convergent mixed methods research design addressed the extent of benefit obtained from reading culturally inclusive prompts (i.e., four brief essays written by Latino authors) to improve essay writing in a developmental (pre-collegiate) English course. Participants were 45 Latino students who provided quantitative data. Chi square analysis…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Culturally Relevant Education, Hispanic American Students, Writing Skills
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Finder-Atkins, Charlene; Stockdale, Christopher L. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
Low success rates in developmental mathematics courses have caused a growing concern for many institutions including four-year universities. As a result, institutions have adopted various course redesign models intended to improve developmental mathematics course completion rates. The co-requisite model of instruction is one alternative pathway…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Student Placement, Academic Achievement, College Mathematics
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Mihai, Claudiu; Mihai, Vochita – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2017
An introductory course in algebra may cover various types of polynomial manipulation, here we cover the background of these topics and a relatively unknown property of polynomials, namely Viete's relations. We define relevant operations and properties of polynomials over the real numbers as well as their algebraic forms, divisibility properties,…
Descriptors: Algebra, Introductory Courses, Mathematics Instruction, Correlation
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Cafarella, Brian V. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Due to poor student success rates in developmental mathematics, many institutions have implemented various forms of redesign into their developmental math curricula. Since the goal of redesign is to increase student success, it is salient to explore all aspects of the redesign process. Many studies have focused on the positive outcomes of redesign…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Instructional Design, Developmental Programs, Mathematics Education
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Di Tommaso, Kathrynn – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
This paper presents a pilot study aiming to evaluate the effects of a non-cognitive assessment instrument which was developed and tailored for a community college in the New York City area. The instrument was pilot tested on a group of developmental students and asked a series of questions to determine the campus support services that might best…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Evaluation Methods, Pilot Projects, Community Colleges
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Yu, Eunjyu – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
This paper identifies various challenges that a 1.5 generation immigrant faced in a mainstream college composition class and reports on how he constructed his social presence and became a successful multilingual writer. The findings of this study would help higher education institutions more effectively serve the growing population of ESL students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Writing (Composition), Colleges, English (Second Language)
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Sacher, Cassandra L. O. – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2016
Since high school students are failing to master writing proficiency, developmental writing programs at the college level have become increasingly necessary. This article explains the lack of readiness with which students are entering college and the workplace, examines the reasons students are having trouble writing, and describes elements of…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Developmental Programs, Basic Writing
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