Sample records for occupation-based instruction evaluation

  1. Evaluation of Bibliographic Instruction.

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    Hardesty, Larry

    Arguing that there is a current tendency among librarians to talk more about the evaluation of bibliographic instruction than to actually do anything about it, this paper examines limitations of and considerations pertaining to evaluation and includes: (1) a brief discussion of the history of bibliographic instruction; (2) discussion of types of…

  2. Evaluating Our Instruction: Surveys

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    Evaluating Our Instruction: Surveys Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship picture of the knowledge of any single student. 91 CHAPTER 5 #12;RESEARCH-BASED SURVEYS A cost research-based survey. By a survey I mean a reasonably short (10- to 30-minute) machine-gradable test

  3. Evaluating Library-Use Instruction.

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    Hardesty, Larry; And Others

    1979-01-01

    Focuses primarily on summative evaluation of library-use instruction programs, using the development and results of a systematic assessment of such a program at DePauw University. Tabulated statistics and the evaluation instrument are provided. (Author/JD)

  4. Using the ALA's "Evaluating Library Instruction" (1996).

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    Roselle, Ann

    1997-01-01

    Using a multi-method approach--student and faculty surveys and a comparison of bibliographies from senior nursing students--to evaluate the Information Literacy Skills Program at the University of Botswana, this study found that information about the impact of instruction can be discovered through more open-ended questions; the ALA's "Evaluating

  5. From Program Evaluation to Instructional Information System.

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    Bank, Adrianne; Williams, Richard C.

    1985-01-01

    Instructional information systems (IIS) are built on current practices in testing and program evaluation, but go beyond them. IIS are computerized data banks that allow users to ask a variety of evaluative questions. Factors which facilitate IIS, characteristics of future systems, and lessons from management information systems are discussed. (GDC)

  6. Evaluation of Instructional Television. Principal Form.

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    Payne, David A.; And Others

    The instructional television questionnaire for principals consists primarily of a rating scale for statements concerning the relationship of instructional television to students, the relationship of instructional television to school administrators, supplementary materials, utilization of instructional television, instruction and scheduling of…

  7. How to Evaluate Your School Instructional Program.

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    Cipfl, Joseph J.

    This speech presents instructional evaluation techniques currently used in Belleville, Illinois. These are based on two criteria: (1) community opinion, and (2) performance level of students. To discover community opinions, needs, priorities, and levels of support, questionnaires are distributed, presenting a series of curricular goals and…

  8. Evaluation of Sight, Sound, Symbol Instructional Method.

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    Massarotti, Michael C.; Slaichert, William M.

    Evaluated was the Sight-Sound-Symbol (S-S-S) method of teaching basic reading skills with four groups of 16 trainable mentally retarded children. The method involved use of a musical keyboard to teach children to identify numbers, letters, colors, and shapes. Groups either received individual S-S-S instruction for 10 minutes daily, received S-S-S…

  9. The Evaluation of Composition Instruction. Second Edition.

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    Davis, Barbara Gross; And Others

    To address the need for information on techniques and theory on the evaluation of composition instruction, this book has been revised to incorporate the most recent thinking on the topic. It begins with suggestions for how readers of different backgrounds can make best use of the book, followed by an introduction. The first chapter deals with…

  10. Evaluation of science instructional software

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    Shrivastava, Abha

    The primary purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the current science education software measures up to the national science literacy standards as specified by the AAAS. The usability of software was also assessed. A sample of ten widely used middle and high school science instruction CD-ROMs was chosen from a sampling frame comprising 17 bestsellers and 30 highly recommended software packages. The study used a five-step analysis and rating procedure derived closely from the one developed by the AAAS's Project 2061 for analyzing the content and pedagogy of widely used science textbooks. Each was also rated on a checklist of 20 usability criteria that were compiled from prior research on design, usability, and interactiveness of instructional software. The results indicate that an average of about 25% of a CD-ROM's content (which includes either text, graphics, or exercises, or a combination of any or all of these) addressed the AAAS benchmarks of science literacy, but anywhere from 12--45% of this content was found to address benchmarks for lower grades than those that the CD-ROM was claimed to target. Much of remaining content addressing the benchmarks did so only partially. Thus, overall, there was poor alignment with the benchmarks. The sample failed to meet pedagogical criteria associated with attending to students' pre-existing knowledge, ideas, and skills; assessing students' progress vis-a-vis the goals of the lesson on the CD-ROM; and promoting students' thinking and reflection about what they have learned. The CD-ROMs scored satisfactory to excellent on criteria associated with providing relevant and varied experiences with scientific phenomena and effective and meaningful representation of scientific terms and ideas. The sample scored satisfactorily on all usability criteria except on some design and interface matters. Popular CD-ROMs lack of alignment with the AAAS science standards may be due to laxness on the part of developers, a general lack of alignment in other resource materials (e.g., science textbooks), or to low budgets for development. Buyers of science education software (school district officials, teachers, parents, and students) will need to judiciously invest in this technology if they want it to facilitate the priorities set by AAAS for science learning.

  11. An evaluation of factors that influence children's instruction following.

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    Sy, Jolene R; Donaldson, Jeanne M; Vollmer, Timothy R; Pizarro, Eliana

    2014-01-01

    Behavior that resembles instruction following might sometimes be under stimulus control of extraneous variables. We evaluated the effects of some of these variables (i.e., presence of relevant objects, associations between instructions and object sets) with 3 children with intellectual disabilities. In Experiment 1, we assessed whether subjects were more likely to follow instructions that required object manipulation and whether subjects were more likely to follow these instructions when only relevant objects were present. All subjects were more likely to follow instructions that required object manipulation when only relevant objects were present. In Experiment 2, we evaluated whether instruction following would be less likely if the same object set was associated with multiple instructions, and found this to be the case for 2 of 2 subjects. Findings highlight the need to train instruction following under different conditions to ensure that responding comes under stimulus control of the instructions. PMID:24127397

  12. Evaluation Techniques for Individualized Instruction: Revision and Summative Evaluation.

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    Englert, DuWayne C.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Describes the collection and analysis of summative data for a slide/tape self-instruction program on an introductory zoology course. Points of concern regarding curricular changes, teaching assistant training, student use, student performance evaluation, development, and revision are discussed from their unique perspectives within the summative…

  13. Evaluator's Guide for Microcomputer-Based Instructional Packages. Revised.

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    International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.

    Two instruments have been developed to aid teachers and other educators in evaluating educational software and courseware: the "Courseware Description" form and the "Courseware Evaluation" form. Complete instructions for using both forms are provided in this guide, along with the forms themselves. Prior to the instructions is an introductory…

  14. Guidelines for Evaluating Computerized Instructional Materials. Second Edition.

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    Heck, William P.; And Others

    This document presents guidelines for evaluating computerized instructional materials. Included are reference sources, suggestions for evaluation criteria, guidelines for both software and documentation evaluation, and forms that can be used in the evaluation process. Five separately labeled reference lists contain citations for approximately 100…

  15. Criteria for Evaluating Interactive Instructional Materials for Adult Self-Directed Learners.

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    DeJoy, Judith K.; Mills, Helen H.

    1989-01-01

    Describes a series of evaluation criteria for self-instructional materials for adult learners that focuses on computer-assisted instruction and interactive video instruction. Five categories are included: (1) content; (2) instructional strategies; (3) instructional presentation; (4) documentation; and (5) technical aspects. (10 references) (LRW)

  16. Evaluation Techniques for Individualized Instruction: Development and Formative Testing.

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    Bedient, Douglas; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Steps used in the formative evaluation of a project designed to incorporate self-instructional materials in an introductory zoology course included techniques which: (1) involved colleagues in the material development; (2) assessed relevant student characteristics, expectations, and evaluations; and (3) were used in the examinations. (MBR)

  17. A KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR EVALUATION AND DESIGN OF INSTRUCTIONAL MULTIMEDIA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A KNOWLEDGE BASE FOR EVALUATION AND DESIGN OF INSTRUCTIONAL MULTIMEDIA SOFTWARE STÉPHANE CROZAT, PHILIPPE TRIGANO, OLIVIER HU ABSTRACT. Authors and users of multimedia educational software are in front, making tools to assist in evaluating and designing multimedia pedagogical software. The second part

  18. Teacher Evaluation, Performance-Related Pay, and Constructivist Instruction

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    Liang, Guodong; Akiba, Motoko

    2015-01-01

    Using statewide longitudinal teacher survey data collected in 2009 and 2010, this study examined the characteristics of teacher evaluation used to determine performance-related pay (PRP), and the association between PRP and improvement in the practice of constructivist instruction. The study found that 10.9% of middle school mathematics teachers…

  19. An Adaptive Evaluation Structure for Computer-Based Instruction.

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    Welsh, William A.

    Adaptive Evaluation Structure (AES) is a set of linked computer programs designed to increase the effectiveness of interactive computer-assisted instruction at the college level. The package has four major features, the first of which is based on a prior cognitive inventory and on the accuracy and pace of student responses. AES adjusts materials…

  20. Results of Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI), Fall 2010

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    Houston Community College System, Office of Institutional Research, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The "Student Evaluation of Instruction" (SEOI) was administered to all full-time and part-time faculty. Approximately 123,461 surveys were sent out in 5,516 envelopes; 86,998 surveys were returned to the Office of Institutional Research. The return rate for the SEOI packet envelopes was 97.0%. The instructors' reports were provided to academic,…

  1. Results of Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI), Spring 2011

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    Houston Community College System, Office of Institutional Research, 2011

    2011-01-01

    The "Student Evaluation of Instruction" (SEOI) was administered to all full-time and part-time faculty. Approximately 121,184 surveys were sent out in (5,346) envelopes; 78,310 surveys were returned to the Office of Institutional Research. The return rate for the SEOI packet envelopes was 96%. The response rate for the survey was 65%. The…

  2. Results of Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI), Spring 2010

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    Houston Community College System, Office of Institutional Research, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI) was administered to all full-time and part-time faculty. Approximately 105,192 surveys were sent out in (5,726) envelopes; 77,886 surveys were returned to the Office of Institutional Research. The return rate for the SEOI packet envelopes was 96%. The response rate for the survey was 74%. The…

  3. Results of Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI), Fall 2009

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    Houston Community College System, Office of Institutional Research, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The "Student Evaluation of Instruction" (SEOI) was administered to all full-time and part-time faculty. Approximately 105,475 surveys were sent out in 5,489 envelopes; 66,790 surveys were returned to the Office of Institutional Research. The return rate for the SEOI packet envelopes was 81.0%. The instructors' reports were provided to academic,…

  4. Results of Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI), Spring 2009

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    Houston Community College System, Office of Institutional Research, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI) was administered to all full-time and part-time faculty. Approximately 97,160 surveys were sent out in 5,320 envelopes; 60,206 surveys were returned to the Office of Institutional Research. The return rate for the SEOI packet envelopes was 84%. The Instructors' reports were provided to academic,…

  5. Special Education Instructional Programs. Program Evaluation 1990-91.

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    Des Moines Public Schools, IA. Dept. of Student Services.

    This 1990-91 program evaluation reports on the special education instructional programs of the Des Moines, Iowa, public schools which serve approximately 3,600 students daily and over 5,000 students per year with special education services as prescribed in their Individualized Education Plans. The three primary sources of program funding are: (1)…

  6. Evaluation and Assessment of a Biomechanics Computer-Aided Instruction.

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    Washington, N.; Parnianpour, M.; Fraser, J. M.

    1999-01-01

    Describes the Biomechanics Tutorial, a computer-aided instructional tool that was developed at Ohio State University to expedite the transition from lecture to application for undergraduate students. Reports evaluation results that used statistical analyses and student questionnaires to show improved performance on posttests as well as positive…

  7. Results of Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEOI), Spring 2008

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    Houston Community College System, Office of Institutional Research, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The "Student Evaluation of Instruction" (SEOI) was administered to all full-time and part-time faculty. Approximately 82,806 surveys were sent out in 4,830 envelopes; 52,464 surveys were returned to the Office of Institutional Research. The return rate for the paper surveys was 63% including late submissions. Instructors' reports were provided to…

  8. Evaluation of Individualized Instruction in Educational Statistics.

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    Karabinus, Robert A.; Nord, Sara B.

    Three research questions were addressed: Is there a positive relationship between student views on the evaluation procedures being fair, and other variables, e.g., sex, achievement, and self-concept? Is there a positive relationship between student views on the evaluation procedures enhancing learning, and other variables, e.g., sex, achievement,…

  9. Evaluating Specialized Instructional Support Personnel: Supplement to the Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems

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    Holdheide, Lynn R.; Hayes, Lindsey; Goe, Laura

    2014-01-01

    In most states, educator evaluation systems are moving toward more frequent and focused evaluations that include educators' contributions to student outcomes such as learning growth. Many states include "Specialized Instructional Support Personnel" (SISP) in their educator evaluation systems, but the measures and methods used to evaluate

  10. The Impact of Self-Evaluation Instruction on Student Self-Evaluation, Music Performance, and Self-Evaluation Accuracy

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    Hewitt, Michael P.

    2011-01-01

    The author sought to determine whether self-evaluation instruction had an impact on student self-evaluation, music performance, and self-evaluation accuracy of music performance among middle school instrumentalists. Participants (N = 211) were students at a private middle school located in a metropolitan area of a mid-Atlantic state. Students in…

  11. Evaluating Preschool Children's Preferences for Motivational Systems during Instruction

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    Heal, Nicole A; Hanley, Gregory P

    2007-01-01

    Preschool teachers rely on several strategies for motivating children to participate in learning activities. In the current study, we evaluated the effectiveness of and preference for three teaching contexts in which embedded, sequential, or no programmed reinforcement was arranged. The embedded context included highly preferred teaching materials, the sequential context included highly preferred edible items for correct responding, and a control context included neither. In addition, an exclusively play-oriented activity was included as a fourth option to determine if one of the direct teaching contexts could compete with a relatively unstructured and exclusively child-led activity. All participants preferred the sequential context (use of high-quality consequences) over the embedded context (use of high-quality teaching materials), 2 of the 4 participants preferred some motivational system to none at all, and the play area was selected over all variants of the instructional contexts during the majority of trials. We found either no or small differences in correct responding in the different instructional contexts; however, rates of undesirable behavior were highest in the least preferred interaction area for 3 of the 4 participants. Implications for the design of effective and preferred teaching environments for young children are discussed. PMID:17624066

  12. Field Evaluation of a Mini Learning Resource Aided Instruction System.

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    Attala, Emile E.; Howard, James A.

    Very little work has been done in the broad field of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) to exploring the use of a minicomputer as another learning resource in the instructional process. Accordingly a cost-effective Learning Resource Aided Instruction (LRAI) System centered around a Data General NOVA minicomputer augmented with slide…

  13. The Program of Systematic Evaluation (PSE): Evaluating the Effects of Multimedia Instruction 1965-2007

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    Dwyer, Francis M.

    2007-01-01

    The Program of Systematic Evaluation (PSE), which began as an attempt to explore the instructional dimensions of multimedia, has evolved into the most comprehensive set of experimental multimedia studies exploring the varied dimensions of cognitive load theory as they relate to the design of effective and efficient visual learning environments for…

  14. Student Evaluation of Instruction in Higher Education: Exploring Issues of Validity and Reliability

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    Zhao, Jing; Gallant, Dorinda J.

    2012-01-01

    Many personnel committees at colleges and universities in the USA use student evaluation of faculty instruction to make decisions regarding tenure, promotion, merit pay or faculty professional development. This study examines the construct validity and internal consistency reliability of the student evaluation of instruction (SEI) used at a large…

  15. Evaluation of Web-Based Library Instruction Programs.

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    Tobin, Tess; Kesselman, Martin

    This paper reviews recommended guidelines for World Wide Web-based instruction and provides a framework for libraries worldwide in designing Web-based instructional programs. The first section describes Web-based training, including interactivity and the content and objectives of Web-based library tutorials. The second section discusses Web design…

  16. Evaluating Classroom Instruction: Sourcebook of Instruments. Final Report.

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    Borich, Gary D.; Madden, Susan K.

    During the course of investigations on such topics as the instructional styles, interaction patterns and personality characteristics of teachers, the organizational structure of schools, the technology of instruction, and the affective and cognitive growth of students, researchers have developed hundreds of psychological and educational…

  17. Satellite Instructional Television Experiment: Television Comes to Village. An Evaluation of SITE.

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    Agrawal, Binod C.

    This evaluation of India's Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) investigated the process of existing rural communication, the role of television as a new medium of communication in SITE instructional areas, and the process of change brought about by television in the rural structure at the micro-level. The report includes…

  18. An Evaluation of Computer-Aided Instruction in an Introductory Biostatistics Course.

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    Forsythe, Alan B.; Freed, James R.

    1979-01-01

    Evaluates the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction for teaching biostatistics to first year students at the UCLA School of Dentistry. Results do not demonstrate the superiority of CAI but do suggest that CAI compares favorably to conventional lecture and programed instruction methods. (RAO)

  19. Evaluating and Advancing the Effective Teaching of Special Educators with a Dynamic Instructional Practices Portfolio

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    Elliott, Stephen N.; Roach, Andrew T.; Kurz, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    We describe the concept of a dynamic instructional practices portfolio to evaluate special education teachers. This portfolio features the My Instructional Learning Opportunities Guidance System (MyiLOGS) as the core component. MyiLOGS is an online, daily self-report measure of opportunity to learn (OTL) that provides detailed information on…

  20. P.L. 94-142 Instructional Travel Program, 1985-86 Evaluation Report.

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    Case, Elizabeth J.; Bearman-Bucher, Isabel

    The study investigated the effectiveness of providing instructional travel monies (e.g., field trips) to severely handicapped students in the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public Schools. Interviews, record reviews, and survey research were undertaken to evaluate the impact of the program on students and on the instructional program. Fifty-two field…

  1. Occupancy Based Demand Response HVAC Control Strategy Varick L. Erickson

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    Cerpa, Alberto E.

    Occupancy Based Demand Response HVAC Control Strategy Varick L. Erickson University of California proposes an HVAC control strategy based on occupancy prediction and real time occupancy monitoring via states was used for heating, ventilation, and air- conditioning (HVAC) systems[2]. HVAC systems often con

  2. Top-down designs of instruction systolic arrays for polynomial interpolation and evaluation

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    Schroder, H. (Australian National Univ., Canberra (Australia))

    1989-06-01

    This paper describes the application of a new parallel architecture-instruction systolic array (ISA)-for the interpolation and evaluation of polynomials using a linear array of processors. It also demonstrates a systemic top-down design of instruction systolic arrays. The periods of the resulting algorithms are O(n) for interpolation and O(1)for evaluation, where n is the degree of the polynomial.

  3. An Evaluation of Logical Operations Instruction in the Preschool.

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    Hooper, Frank H.

    As a preparatory step to the design of a preschool curriculum, this study examines three of the complex cognitive behaviors exemplified by the concrete operations period and its developmental prerequisites. Middle-class children in a university laboratory nursery setting were pretested, matched for age and randomly assigned to an instruction or a…

  4. Using Web Server Logs in Evaluating Instructional Web Sites.

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    Ingram, Albert L.

    2000-01-01

    Web server logs contain a great deal of information about who uses a Web site and how they use it. This article discusses the analysis of Web logs for instructional Web sites; reviews the data stored in most Web server logs; demonstrates what further information can be gleaned from the logs; and discusses analyzing that information for the…

  5. Experimental Evaluation of an Instructional Supporting Tool in Distance Learning

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    Karoulis, Athanasis; Stamelos, Ioannis; Angelis, Lefteris

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes a controlled experiment concerning the use of a learning aid during an open and distance learning (ODL) course. The core issue of investigation is whether this instructional aid can support, guide, and scaffold the distant student in his/her study. For this purpose, a controlled experiment was conducted with the participation…

  6. Evaluation of Instructional Systems RUPS and TABA. Final Report.

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    O'Neill, Phillip M.

    An investigation was conducted to determine the extent of dissemination of the Research Utilizing Problem Solving (Rups) and Development of Higher Level Thinking Abilities (TABA) instructional systems developed by the Northwest Regional Laboratory (NWREL), the degree of conformity between the RUPS and TABA systems as developed and as used in the…

  7. Evaluation of a Self-Instructional Package on Discrete-Trials Teaching to Parents of Children with Autism

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    Young, Kristen L.; Boris, Ashley L.; Thomson, Kendra M.; Martin, Garry L.; Yu, C. T.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to evaluate a self-instructional package (Fazzio & Martin, 2007) to train parents of children with autism to conduct discrete-trials teaching (DTT). In Study 1, we investigated the effectiveness of a self-instructional manual and a self-instructional video for teaching five parents of children with autism to…

  8. Item difficulty in the evaluation of computer-based instruction: an example from neuroanatomy.

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    Chariker, Julia H; Naaz, Farah; Pani, John R

    2012-01-01

    This article reports large item effects in a study of computer-based learning of neuroanatomy. Outcome measures of the efficiency of learning, transfer of learning, and generalization of knowledge diverged by a wide margin across test items, with certain sets of items emerging as particularly difficult to master. In addition, the outcomes of comparisons between instructional methods changed with the difficulty of the items to be learned. More challenging items better differentiated between instructional methods. This set of results is important for two reasons. First, it suggests that instruction may be more efficient if sets of consistently difficult items are the targets of instructional methods particularly suited to them. Second, there is wide variation in the published literature regarding the outcomes of empirical evaluations of computer-based instruction. As a consequence, many questions arise as to the factors that may affect such evaluations. The present article demonstrates that the level of challenge in the material that is presented to learners is an important factor to consider in the evaluation of a computer-based instructional system. PMID:22231801

  9. The Effect of Occupation-based Cognitive Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

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    Park, Hae Yean; Maitra, Kinsuk; Martinez, Kristina Marie

    2015-06-01

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability among people younger than 35?years in the United States. Cognitive difficulty is a common consequence of TBI. To address cognitive deficits of patients with TBI, various cognitive rehabilitation approaches have been used for the clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to investigate the overall effect of occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation on patients' improvement in cognitive performance components, activity of daily living (ADL) performance, and values, beliefs and spirituality functions of patients with TBI. The papers used in this study were retrieved from the Cochrane Database, EBSCO (CINAHL), PsycINFO, PubMed and Web of Science published between 1997 and 2014. The keywords for searching were cognitive, rehabilitation, occupation, memory, attention, problem-solving, executive function, ADL, values, beliefs, spirituality, randomized controlled trials and TBI. For the meta-analysis, we examined 60 effect sizes from nine studies that are related to the occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation on persons with TBI. In persons with TBI, overall mental functions, ADL, and values, beliefs and spirituality were significantly improved in the groups that received occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation compared with comparison groups (mean d?=?0.19, p?occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation would be beneficial for individuals with TBI for improving daily functioning and positively be able to affect their psychosocial functions. Collecting many outcome measures in studies with relatively few participants and the final data are less reliable than the whole instrument itself. Future research should evaluate the effectiveness of specific occupation-based cognitive rehabilitations programmes in order to improve consistency among rehabilitation providers. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25808426

  10. Evaluating Effective Teaching in College Level Economics Using Student Ratings of Instruction: A Factor Analytic Approach

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    Agbetsiafa, Douglas

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the factors that affect students' evaluation of economic instruction using a sample of 1300 completed rating instruments at a comprehensive four-year mid-western public university. The study uses factor analysis to determine the validity and reliability of the evaluation instrument in assessing instructor or course…

  11. An Evaluation of Preference for Mode of Instruction Following Variations in Response Effort

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    Romani, Patrick W.; McCoy, Thomasin E.; Wacker, David P.; Padilla-Dalmau, Yaniz C.

    2014-01-01

    The current study evaluated preference for mode of instruction (i.e., visual or vocal) for four children diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. Each participant was an elementary student who was initially referred to a neuropsychology clinic specializing in learning disabilities. As a part of the evaluation, measures of each…

  12. Toolkit for Evaluating Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards

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    Achieve, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    In joint partnership, Achieve, The Council of Chief State School Officers, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards. The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to the CCSS; each…

  13. Claims about the Reliability of Student Evaluations of Instruction: The Ecological Fallacy Rides Again

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    Morley, Donald D.

    2012-01-01

    The vast majority of the research on student evaluation of instruction has assessed the reliability of groups of courses and yielded either a single reliability coefficient for the entire group, or grouped reliability coefficients for each student evaluation of teaching (SET) item. This manuscript argues that these practices constitute a form of…

  14. Evaluation, implementation, and enhancement of the Dispatch Stack instruction issuing mechanism

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    Acosta, R.D.

    1985-01-01

    Processors with multiple functional units, such as Cray-1, Cyber 205, and FPS 164, are often used in performing large scientific computations. Much effort has been put into enhancing the throughputs of such processors. One critical consideration in their design is the identification and implementation of a suitable instruction-issuing scheme. Existing approaches do not issue enough instructions per machine cycle to fully utilize the functional units and realize the high performance levels attainable with these powerful execution resources. The Dispatch Stack is an instruction issuing approach designed to overcome this limitation. It achieves this by using data dependencies to dynamically schedule execution streams, allowing (1) one or more instructions to be issued per cycle and (2) instructions to be issued non-sequentially. In this thesis, the Dispatch Stack is formally described and placed in the context of the partial ordering of serial execution streams. It is contrasted to previously employed dynamic scheduling approaches, such as Tomasulo's Reservation stations and Common Data Bus for the IBM 360/91. Its effectiveness is evaluated by comparing it to other instruction issuing mechanisms via simulation techniques.

  15. An Evaluation of Video Modeling with Embedded Instructions to Teach Implementation of Stimulus Preference Assessments

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    Rosales, Rocío; Gongola, Leah; Homlitas, Christa

    2015-01-01

    A multiple baseline design across participants was used to evaluate the effects of video modeling with embedded instructions on training teachers to implement 3 preference assessments. Each assessment was conducted with a confederate learner or a child with autism during generalization probes. All teachers met the predetermined mastery criterion,…

  16. Learner-Centered Instruction (LCI): Volume 7. Evaluation of the LCI Approach. Final Report.

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    Pieper, William J.; And Others

    An evaluation of the learner-centered instruction (LCI) approach to training was conducted by comparing the LCI F-111A weapons control systems mechanic/technician course with the conventional Air Force course for the same Air Force specialty code (AFSC) on the following dimensions; job performance of course graduates, man-hour and dollar costs of…

  17. Evaluation of a Text Compression Algorithm Against Computer-Aided Instruction (CAI) Material.

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    Knight, Joseph M., Jr.

    This report describes the initial evaluation of a text compression algorithm against computer assisted instruction (CAI) material. A review of some concepts related to statistical text compression is followed by a detailed description of a practical text compression algorithm. A simulation of the algorithm was programed and used to obtain…

  18. Practical Implications of Evaluating the Efficiency of Listener and Tact Instruction for Children with Autism

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    Delfs, Caitlin H.; Frampton, Sarah E.

    2014-01-01

    Recent literature reviews have highlighted the need to better understand the relation between speaker and listener behavior when teaching learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The current paper outlines the practical implications of evaluating the emergence of tact and listener behavior during instruction for the opposite relation, as…

  19. Evaluation of an Innovative Approach to English Composition Instruction: Phases Two and Three.

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    Burne, Kevin

    Phases two and three of an evaluation of an innovative approach to English Composition instruction at Long Beach City College are reported. In the innovative approach, each class was divided into two groups of 15 students each, which met twice each week to discuss topics for writing, to read and revise first drafts of papers, and to discuss basic…

  20. Evaluating the Cisco Networking Academy Program's Instructional Model against Bloom's Taxonomy for the

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Evaluating the Cisco Networking Academy Program's Instructional Model against Bloom's Taxonomy the use of Bloom's learning taxonomy to help address this lack of theoretical basis. The paper further's taxonomy. Keywords: Information Security Education, Bloom's Taxonomy, Blended Learning, E-learning 1

  1. Evaluating Educational Software Authoring Environments Using a Model Based on Software Engineering and Instructional Design Principles.

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    Collis, Betty A.; Gore, Marilyn

    1987-01-01

    This study suggests a new model for the evaluation of educational software authoring systems and applies this model to a particular authoring system, CSR Trainer 4000. The model used is based on an integrated set of software engineering and instructional design principles. (Author/LRW)

  2. A Moderate Constructivist E-Learning Instructional Model Evaluated on Computer Specialists

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    Alonso, Fernando; Manrique, Daniel; Vines, Jose M.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a novel instructional model for e-learning and an evaluation study to determine the effectiveness of this model for teaching Java language programming to information technology specialists working for the Spanish Public Administration. This is a general-purpose model that combines objectivist and constructivist learning…

  3. Sight Word Instruction for Students with Autism: An Evaluation of the Evidence Base

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    Spector, Janet E.

    2011-01-01

    This paper reviews the evidence on sight word instruction as a method of teaching students with autism and significant cognitive and verbal limitations to read printed words. Nine single-subject studies were rated using Reichow et al.'s ("J Autism Dev Disord" 38:1311-1319, 2008) evaluative method for identifying evidence-based practice, and…

  4. Developing and Evaluating an Interactive Multimedia Instructional Tool: Learning Outcomes and User Experiences of Optometry Students

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    Wang, Ling

    2008-01-01

    This study developed an interactive multimedia-based software program for Optics instruction, which was expected to overcome the imperfection of traditional optical labs. The researcher evaluated the effectiveness of the program through an experimental study that compared the learning outcomes of the students who used and did not use the software.…

  5. An Empirical Investigation of Student Evaluations of Instruction--The Relative Importance of Factors

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    Nargundkar, Satish; Shrikhande, Milind

    2012-01-01

    We analyzed over 100,000 student evaluations of instruction over 4 years in the college of business at a major public university. We found that the original instrument that was validated about 20 years ago is still valid, with factor analysis showing that the six underlying dimensions used in the instrument remained relatively intact. Also, we…

  6. An Evaluation of the Influence of Case Method Instruction on the Reflective Thinking of MSW Students

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    Milner, Marleen

    2009-01-01

    Social work practice requires that graduates be prepared to deal with complex, multifaceted problems which cannot be defined completely, do not have absolute, correct answers and can be approached from multiple perspectives. This study evaluated the influence of case-based instruction on MSW students' reflective judgment, an aspect of critical…

  7. Individualized Bilingual Instruction. Final Evaluation: 1978-79 Program Year. No. 15 in Series.

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    McConnell, Beverly

    The 1978-79 evaluation report of an interstate bilingual early education program for migrant children from age 3 through third grade which operates year-round sites at Connell and Moses Lake, Washington and at La Grulla, Texas, presents a narrative program description and the progress made in each of five components: instruction, training,…

  8. Experimental Effects of Student Evaluations Coupled with Collaborative Consultation on College Professors' Instructional Skills

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    Knol, Mariska H.; in't Veld, Rachna; Vorst, Harrie C. M.; van Driel, Jan H.; Mellenbergh, Gideon J.

    2013-01-01

    This experimental study concerned the effects of repeated students' evaluations of teaching coupled with collaborative consultation on professors' instructional skills. Twenty-five psychology professors from a Dutch university were randomly assigned to either a control group or an experimental group. During their course, students…

  9. Evaluation of Instructional System Characteristics of the Professional Teacher Preparation Program at the University of Houston.

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    Weber, Wilford A.; Cooper, James M.

    Efforts to evaluate the extent to which twelve characteristics of the University of Houston's Professional Teacher Preparation Program (PTPP) had been implemented during the 1976-1977 academic year are described. The PTPP had been built on the assumption that an instructional system in teacher education would be more effective if it were…

  10. PRESCHOOLERS' COMPLIANCE WITH SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS: A DESCRIPTIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION

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    Stephenson, Kasey M; Hanley, Gregory P

    2010-01-01

    Compliance is often used to describe a situation in which a child completes instructions from adults, and low levels of compliance are a common teacher concern. We conducted a descriptive assessment that showed that compliance was relatively stable for individual children, variable across children, and positively correlated with age. The impact of six antecedent variables (proximity, position, physical contact, eye contact, vocal attention, and play interruption) on compliance was assessed for 4 children. Next, the effects of three-step prompting were assessed alone, in combination with the antecedent variables, and at different integrity levels for 2 children. Results of the experimental analyses showed that compliance gradually increased with the addition of each antecedent variable for 2 of the 4 children. Three-step prompting in combination with the six antecedent variables increased compliance for the remaining 2 children, and high compliance levels were maintained until treatment integrity was decreased to 20% of full strength. The utility of this naturalistic compliance assessment is discussed, as are the relevant experiences that give rise to acceptable levels of compliance in preschool classrooms. PMID:21119897

  11. Criteria for Evaluating and Selecting Multimedia Software for Instruction.

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    Lee, Sung Heum; And Others

    Evaluating and selecting the appropriate software is a very important component of success in using multimedia systems in both educational and corporate settings. Computer-mediated multimedia (CMM) is the integration of two or more communication media, controlled or manipulated by the user via a computer, to present information. CMM can be…

  12. Page 1 of 10 E*Value Instructional Guide

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    Sonnenburg, Justin L.

    of the pictures for help on accessing Course or Clerkship Performance Reports from E*Value. - The numbered green of the system when you are finished pulling reports so that no one else can access the information off of E ­ the name of the course or clerkship you would like to access a report for. In this picture the course

  13. An Evaluation of Computer-Based Programmed Instruction for Promoting Teachers' Greetings of Parents by Name

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    Ingvarsson, Einar T; Hanley, Gregory P

    2006-01-01

    Although greeting parents by name facilitates subsequent parent–teacher communication, baseline measures revealed that 4 preschool teachers never or rarely greeted parents by name during morning check-in. To promote frequent and accurate use of parents' names by teachers, the effects of a fully automated computerized assessment and programmed instruction (CAPI) intervention were evaluated in a multiple baseline design. The CAPI intervention involved assessment and training of relations among parents' and children's pictures and names, and produced rapid learning of parent names. The CAPI intervention also resulted in substantial improvements in the classroom use of parents' names for 3 of the 4 teachers; however, a supervisor-mediated feedback package (consisting of instructions, differential reinforcement, and error correction) was necessary to maintain name use for 2 of those teachers. The practical strengths and limitations of computer-based teacher training are discussed. PMID:16813041

  14. Instructional Effectiveness and Instructional Efficiency as Considerations for Data-Based Decision Making: An Evaluation of Interpersing Procedures

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    Cates, Gary L.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Watson, T. Steuart; Meadows, Tawnya J.; Weaver, Adam; Jac, Bertha

    2003-01-01

    The current study investigated the extent to which considering instructional time and student learning rate affects academic treatment decisions. Five second-grade students with difficulties in spelling were exposed to three spelling interventions (traditional drill and practice, interspersal training, and high-p sequencing). Using an alternating…

  15. Instructional Quality, Student Satisfaction, Student Success, and Student Evaluations of Faculty: What Are the Issues in Higher Education?

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    Jacobsen, Michele

    This paper reviews issues in student satisfaction and evaluation of faculty as factors in determining instructional quality. It is based on a recent controversy at the University of Calgary (Alberta) which centered around the proposed publication of the results of student evaluations of faculty (SEFs) and was intended to help students, as…

  16. Evaluation of a Self-Instruction Package for Conducting Stimulus Preference Assessments

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    Graff, Richard B.; Karsten, Amanda M.

    2012-01-01

    Research suggests that inexperienced individuals cannot accurately implement stimulus preference assessments given written instructions alone. Training that includes written instructions supplemented with feedback from a professional with expertise in conducting preference assessments has proven effective; unfortunately, expert-facilitated direct…

  17. A Comparative Evaluation of Computer Based and Non-Computer Based Instructional Strategies.

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    Emerson, Ian

    1988-01-01

    Compares the computer assisted instruction (CAI) tutorial with its non-computerized pedagogical roots: the Socratic Dialog with Skinner's Programmed Instruction. Tests the effectiveness of a CAI tutorial on diffusion and osmosis against four other interactive and non-interactive instructional strategies. Notes computer based strategies were…

  18. An Evaluation of a Computer-Assisted Instructional Program for Elementary Hearing-Impaired Students.

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    Braden, Jeffrey P.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Forty-eight elementary children with hearing impairments were assigned to either computer-assisted instruction or small-group instruction and workbooks, for math or language arts. Results showed that computer-assisted instruction did not affect improvement in written language skills or standardized achievement tests but did show positive effects…

  19. The Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs: Findings After the First Year of Implementation. NCEE 2008-4021

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    Black, Alison Rebeck; Doolittle, Fred; Zhu, Pei; Unterman, Rebecca; Grossman, Jean Baldwin

    2008-01-01

    This report presents findings, after one year of program implementation, from the Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs--a two-year intervention and random assignment evaluation of adapted models of regular-school-day math and reading instruction in after-school settings for students in grades 2 through 5. This…

  20. To See and Be Seen: Exploring Layers of Instructional Leadership and Supervision in the Enactment of a District-Wide Teacher Evaluation Reform

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    Neale, Jenifer

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation analyzes instructional leadership and evaluation protocols from a large, diverse district in the Southeastern United States in order to investigate layers of accountability and tensions created when principals are asked to fill the dual roles of both instructional leader and supervisor in a newly implemented teacher evaluation

  1. Sampling and Analysis Instruction for Evaluation of Residual Chromium Contamination in the Subsurface Soil at 100-C-7

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    W. S. Thompson

    2007-02-15

    This sampling and analysis instruction (SAI) provides the requirements for sample collection and laboratory analysis to evaluate the extent of hexavalent chromium contamination present in the soil below the 100-C-7 and 100-C-7:1 remedial action waste site excavations.

  2. Understanding Acid-Base Concepts: Evaluating the Efficacy of a Senior High School Student-Centred Instructional Program in Indonesia

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    Rahayu, Sri; Chandrasegaran, A. L.; Treagust, David F.; Kita, Masakazu; Ibnu, Suhadi

    2011-01-01

    This study was a mixed quantitative-qualitative research to evaluate the efficacy of a designed student-centred instructional (DSCI) program for teaching about acids and bases. The teaching innovation was designed based on constructivist, hands-on inquiry and context-based approaches and implemented in seven 45-min lessons with a class of 36 grade…

  3. Comprehensive Instructional Managmenent Systems-Communication Arts (CIMS-CA), 1988-89. Evaluation Section Report. OREA REport.

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    Guerrero, Frank; And Others

    This report presents the results of the evaluation of the 1988-89 Comprehensive Instructional Management Systems-Communication Arts (CIMS-CA) program, which focused on developing a holistic communication arts curriculum and staff development program reflecting the most recent research for students in kindergarten through eighth grade;…

  4. Case Studies in Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of Mediated Instruction and Distributed Learning: Synopses/Summaries of Eight Cases.

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    Young, Frank

    This report summarizes eight case studies undertaken to evaluate the benefits and costs of mediated instruction and distributed learning. The case studies included: (1) "The Master's Degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University and the University of Akron: A Case Study of the Benefits and Costs of a Joint Degree Program Offered via…

  5. Instructional Change: Some Predictions

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    Hammons, James O.

    1977-01-01

    Predicts the areas and direction of instructional change in the community college future, including increased commitment to the systems approach to instruction, heavier use of media and technology, more flexible delivery systems, and heightened interest in evaluation. (JDS)

  6. An approach to designing computer-based evaluation of student constructed responses: Effects on achievement and instructional time

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    William J. Gibbs; Kyle L. Peck

    1995-01-01

    THIS INQUIRY examined the effectiveness of self-evaluation strategies to supplement computerized evaluation of constructed\\u000a response answers. Additionally, self-evaluation was looked at as a means to improve learner recall of factual and comprehensive\\u000a knowledge. The study compared the effects of five constructed response answer evaluation strategies on achievement and instructional\\u000a time during computer-based learning. The five strategies were:\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a 1) \\u000a \\u000a computerized evaluation

  7. Frame Occupancy-Based Dispatching Schemes for Buffered Three-stage Clos-Network Switches

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    Rojas-Cessa, Roberto

    Frame Occupancy-Based Dispatching Schemes for Buffered Three-stage Clos-Network Switches Chuan to the first and third stages. By adding these buffers, the scheme used for dispatching packets from the first stage of the switch becomes important. Several dispatching schemes for Clos-network, without internal

  8. Adaptive and occupancy-based channel selection for unreliable cognitive radio

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Adaptive and occupancy-based channel selection for unreliable cognitive radio networks M. H's wireless networks, radio spectrum is used inefficiently. To counter this issue, Cognitive Radio Networks (CRNs) are designed to allow cognitive radio (CR) nodes (i) utilizing free parts of unlicensed spectrum

  9. Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial Buildings

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    Gupta, Rajesh

    Sentinel: Occupancy Based HVAC Actuation using Existing WiFi Infrastructure within Commercial.agarwal@cs.cmu.edu ABSTRACT Commercial buildings contribute to 19% of the primary energy consumption in the US, with HVAC systems accounting for 39.6% of this usage. To reduce HVAC energy use, prior studies have pro- posed using

  10. RoomZoner: Occupancy-based Room-Level Zoning of a Centralized HVAC System

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    Whitehouse, Kamin

    RoomZoner: Occupancy-based Room-Level Zoning of a Centralized HVAC System Tamim Sookoor & Kamin. In this paper we present a CPS that enables a centralized Heating, Ventila- tion, and Air Conditioning (HVAC application due to residential HVAC systems ac- counting for over 15% of all U.S. energy usage, making it one

  11. OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy

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    Carreira-Perpińán, Miguel Á.

    OBSERVE: Occupancy-Based System for Efficient Reduction of HVAC Energy Varick L. Erickson, Miguel Á & control General Terms Algorithms, Machine Learning, Measurement Keywords Occupancy, HVAC, Ventilation for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems[2]. Studies suggest that 15% to 25% of HVAC

  12. Field-Based Evaluation of Two-Tiered Instruction for Enhancing Kindergarten Phonological Awareness

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    C. Melanie Schuele; Laura M. Justice; Sonia Q. Cabell; Kathy Knighton; Beverly Kingery; Marvin W. Lee

    2008-01-01

    Research Findings: This study reports on the outcomes of a multisite, two-tiered, response-to-intervention instructional model for delivering phonological awareness instruction and intervention to kindergartners. Fifty-seven kindergartners from 3 classrooms participated in a supplemental phonological awareness program, and 56 kindergartners from 3 classrooms received the prevailing school-adopted literacy curriculum. All children in the supplemental condition received supplemental classroom-based phonological awareness instruction

  13. It's Time To Rethink Instructional Technology Services in Higher Education.

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    Albright, Michael J.

    1989-01-01

    Discussion of the role of instructional technology in higher education highlights a model for Integrated Instructional Technology Services (IITS). Topics discussed include instructional development; faculty development; learning resources; media development; instructional telecommunications; instructional computing; research and evaluation; and…

  14. Best methods for evaluating educational impact: a comparison of the efficacy of commonly used measures of library instruction

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    Schilling, Katherine; Applegate, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    Objectives and Background: Libraries are increasingly called upon to demonstrate student learning outcomes and the tangible benefits of library educational programs. This study reviewed and compared the efficacy of traditionally used measures for assessing library instruction, examining the benefits and drawbacks of assessment measures and exploring the extent to which knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors actually paralleled demonstrated skill levels. Methods: An overview of recent literature on the evaluation of information literacy education addressed these questions: (1) What evaluation measures are commonly used for evaluating library instruction? (2) What are the pros and cons of popular evaluation measures? (3) What are the relationships between measures of skills versus measures of attitudes and behavior? Research outcomes were used to identify relationships between measures of attitudes, behaviors, and skills, which are typically gathered via attitudinal surveys, written skills tests, or graded exercises. Results and Conclusions: Results provide useful information about the efficacy of instructional evaluation methods, including showing significant disparities between attitudes, skills, and information usage behaviors. This information can be used by librarians to implement the most appropriate evaluation methods for measuring important variables that accurately demonstrate students' attitudes, behaviors, or skills. PMID:23133325

  15. An Evaluation of the Supplemental Instruction Programme in a First Year Calculus Course

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    Fayowski, V.; MacMillan, P. D.

    2008-01-01

    Supplemental Instruction (SI) incorporates collaborative learning in small, peer-led, group settings in order to integrate instruction in learning and reasoning skills with course content. Several meta-analyses speak to the efficacy of SI but fail to address selection bias due to ability/motivation and gender. In this study, SI was paired with a…

  16. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Explicit Instruction on Implicit and Explicit L2 Knowledge

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    Akakura, Motoko

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the effectiveness of explicit instruction on second language (L2) learners' implicit and explicit knowledge of English. Explicit instruction on the generic and non-generic use of English articles was delivered by CALL activities. Four tasks assessed acquisition: elicited imitation, oral production, grammaticality judgement, and…

  17. Applying Universal Instructional Design to Course Websites by Using Course Evaluations

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    Carter, Irene; Leslie, Donald; Kwan, Denise

    2012-01-01

    The authors explore their use of learner-centred teaching strategies and Universal Instructional Design (UID) on course websites. UID is based on universal design, the design of products and environments intended to be usable by all people to the greatest extent possible (Burgstahler & Cory, 2008). UID applies universal design to instructional

  18. Field-Based Evaluation of Two-Tiered Instruction for Enhancing Kindergarten Phonological Awareness

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    Schuele, C. Melanie; Justice, Laura M.; Cabell, Sonia Q.; Knighton, Kathy; Kingery, Beverly; Lee, Marvin W.

    2008-01-01

    Research Findings: This study reports on the outcomes of a multisite, two-tiered, response-to-intervention instructional model for delivering phonological awareness instruction and intervention to kindergartners. Fifty-seven kindergartners from 3 classrooms participated in a supplemental phonological awareness program, and 56 kindergartners from 3…

  19. Bilingual/ESL Mainstream Instructional Support Program. End of Year Evaluation Report for 1989-90. Report No. 90-6.

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    De Board, Roberta J.; And Others

    This report evaluates a program serving high school students in Seattle (Washington) public schools who demonstrate a need for increased language-based academic assistance due to their limited English proficiency. The Mainstream Instructional Support program served 170 students at 2 high schools with 1 resource teacher and 3 instructional

  20. Can an Online Tutorial Pass the Test for Library Instruction? An Evaluation and Comparison of Library Skills Instruction Methods for First Year Students at Deakin University.

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    Churkovich, Marion; Oughtred, Christine

    2002-01-01

    Compares an online interactive tutorial with traditional face-to-face instruction for library instruction at Deakin University (Australia). Results of analysis of covariance showed that students with traditional instruction had higher posttest mean scores and felt more confident about their library skills. A copy of the library skills tutorial…

  1. Instructional Design: System Strategies.

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    Ledford, Bruce R.; Sleeman, Phillip J.

    This book is intended as a source for those who desire to apply a coherent system of instructional design, thereby insuring accountability. Chapter 1 covers the instructional design process, including: instructional technology; the role of evaluation; goal setting; the psychology of teaching and learning; task analysis; operational objectives;…

  2. Cooperative Learning Instructional Methods for CS1: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

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    Beck, Leland; Chizhik, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    Cooperative learning is a well-known instructional technique that has been applied with a wide variety of subject matter and a broad spectrum of populations. This article briefly reviews the principles of cooperative learning, and describes how these principles were incorporated into a comprehensive set of cooperative learning activities for a CS1…

  3. Evaluating Writing Instruction through an Investigation of Students' Experiences of Learning through Writing

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    Ellis, Robert A.; Taylor, Charlotte E.; Drury, Helen

    2005-01-01

    Learning through writing is a way of learning not only the appropriate written expression of disciplinary knowledge, but also the knowledge itself through reflection and revision. This study investigates the quality of a writing experience provided to university students in a first-year biology subject. The writing instruction methodology used is…

  4. Evaluation of Reading Skills in the Wisconsin Prototypic System of Reading Instruction.

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    Peterson, Joseph M.; Knight, Diana

    A system designed to provide a framework for the individualization of reading instruction is discussed. The heart of the system is a mastery checklist of reading skills for each child which provides teachers with a means for discovering the specific skill needs of their students. Initially, the system depended upon individual assessment exercises…

  5. Evaluation of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Instrumental Musicianship. Final Report.

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    Deihl, Ned C.; Zeigler, Ray H.

    A project was devised to extend the applicability of a previously developed computer-assisted instruction (CAI) course in instrumental musicianship (see ED 035 314), and to assess its effects through the development and implementation of criterion referenced measures. Twenty-five intermediate level students of treble clef wind instruments…

  6. Evaluation of NVCC Instruction, Services, and Facilities: Class of 2000. Research Report.

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    Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale. Office of Institutional Research.

    This report summarizes the results of a 1999-2000 survey administered to graduates of Northern Virginia Community Colleges (NVCC). The survey items are organized under the broad areas of assessing the education, instruction, faculty, services and facilities provided by the community colleges. The number of respondents for a given item varied from…

  7. Satellite Instructional Television Experiment. Television comes to village: An evaluation of SITE

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    B. C. Agrawal

    1978-01-01

    The design and conclusions of India's satellite instructional television experiment (SITE) are presented and discussed. The socio-cultural changes triggered by the introduction of satellite TV were the central interest of the investigation. Seven villages, one each from six clusters and Kheda, about 20 to 30 km away from an urban centre and least contaminated by urban influence were selected. The

  8. THE DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION IN LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN WITH AUDITORY DISORDERS.

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    BIRCH, JACK W.; STUCKLESS, E. ROSS

    THE FEASIBILITY OF PROGRAMING WRITTEN LANGUAGE FOR THE INSTRUCTION OF DEAF CHILDREN WAS STUDIED. A PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED AND PRESENTED TO A GROUP OF DEAF CHILDREN. A CONTROL GROUP WAS TAUGHT THE SAME LESSON CONTENT BY TEACHERS. DATA WERE PROCESSED BY A COMPUTER. THE TOTAL SCORE RELIABILITY OF THE LANGUAGE TESTS WAS DETERMINED BY THE APPLICATION OF…

  9. Scientific Explanations: Characterizing and Evaluating the Effects of Teachers' Instructional Practices on Student Learning

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    McNeill, Katherine L.; Krajcik, Joseph

    2008-01-01

    Teacher practices are essential for supporting students in scientific inquiry practices, such as the construction of scientific explanations. In this study, we examine what instructional practices teachers engage in when they introduce scientific explanation and whether these practices influence students' ability to construct scientific…

  10. An Evaluation of Two Forms of Oral Reading as a Means of Intermediate Social Studies Instruction.

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    Hill, Charles H.

    A study examined the effects of "round robin reading" (RRR) as an instructional procedure in social studies. Specifically, the study asked whether an oral textbook presentation had a significant effect on learning social studies material and if grade level, reading level, social studies knowledge, and gender significantly affected the type of…

  11. Evaluating Video Models of Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to Enhance Teacher Learning

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    Dieker, Lisa A.; Lane, Holly B.; Allsopp, David H.; O'Brien, Chris; Butler, Tyran Wright; Kyger, Maggie; Lovin, LouAnn; Fenty, Nicole S.

    2009-01-01

    A process was developed to create Web-based video models of effective instructional practices for use in teacher education settings. Three video models, created at three university sites, demonstrated exemplary implementation of specific, evidence-based strategies in reading, math, and science. Video models of strategies were field tested with…

  12. Using a Video Split-Screen Technique To Evaluate Streaming Instructional Videos.

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    Gibbs, William J.; Bernas, Ronan S.; McCann, Steven A.

    The Media Center at Eastern Illinois University developed and streamed on the Internet 26 short (one to five minutes) instructional videos about WebCT that illustrated specific functions, including logging-in, changing a password, and using chat. This study observed trainees using and reacting to selections of these videos. It set out to assess…

  13. Evaluating the Evidence Base for Cognitive Strategy Instruction and Mathematical Problem Solving

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    Montague, Marjorie; Dietz, Samantha

    2009-01-01

    This review considers both the content and methodologies of 5 single-subject and 2 group experimental design studies investigating the effects of cognitive strategy instruction on the mathematical problem solving of students with disabilities, using quality indicators proposed by Horner et al. (2005) and Gersten et al. (2005). Findings indicated…

  14. Computer Aided Instruction: A Study of Student Evaluations and Academic Performance

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    Collins, David; Deck, Alan; McCrickard, Myra

    2008-01-01

    Computer aided instruction (CAI) encompasses a broad range of computer technologies that supplement the classroom learning environment and can dramatically increase a student's access to information. Criticism of CAI generally focuses on two issues: it lacks an adequate foundation in educational theory and the software is difficult to implement…

  15. Stimulus Approach Tendencies of Learners as a Factor in Instructional Materials Evaluation. Final Report.

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    Bruha, John J.

    The purposes of this study were: (1) to validate capillary pulse pressure as an indicator of affective response, (2) to determine whether teachers and students respond similarly to instructional films, (3) to determine whether positive affective response yields greater cognitive learning, and (4) to determine whether capillary pulse pressure can…

  16. The Journalism Writing Course: Evaluation of Hybrid versus Online Grammar Instruction

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    Moore, Jensen; Jones, Khristen

    2015-01-01

    This study examined introductory journalism writing courses and compared hybrid (part online/part classroom) versus online grammar instruction. The hybrid structure allowed for grammar topics to be taught online, with a pretest following, and then reviewing missed/difficult pretest concepts in class prior to a posttest. The quasi-experimental…

  17. A Structural Equation Modeling Evaluation of the General Model of Instructional Communication

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    James A. Katt; James C. McCroskey; Stephen A. Sivo; Virginia P. Richmond; Kristin M. Valencic

    2009-01-01

    The General Model of Instructional Communication introduced by McCroskey, Valencic, and Richmond (2004) is supported in its original conception by canonical data. This study, however, uses structural equation modeling (SEM) to provide a more detailed analysis. Although the model as originally hypothesized fits the data poorly, analysis of the SEM results suggests adjustments to the original model that substantially improve

  18. Concept Mapping as a Research Tool to Evaluate Conceptual Change Related to Instructional Methods

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    Miller, Kevin J.; Koury, Kevin A.; Fitzgerald, Gail E.; Hollingsead, Candice; Mitchem, Katherine J.; Tsai, Hui-Hsien; Park, Meeaeng Ko

    2009-01-01

    Concept maps are commonly used in a variety of educational settings as a learning aid or instructional tool. Additionally, their potential as a research tool has been recognized. This article defines features of concept maps, describes the use of pre- and postconcept maps as a research tool, and offers a protocol for employing concept maps as an…

  19. A Cross-Cultural Examination of Music Instruction Analysis and Evaluation Techniques.

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    Price, Harry E.; Ogawa, Yoko; Arizumi, Koji

    1997-01-01

    Examines whether analysis techniques of student/teacher interactions widely used throughout the United Sates could be applied to a music instruction setting in Japan by analyzing two videotaped music lessons of different teachers. Finds that teacher A, who used five times more feedback, was rated higher overall by both Japanese and U.S. students.…

  20. Designing and Evaluating Research-Based Instructional Sequences for Introducing Magnetic Fields

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    Guisasola, Jenaro; Almudi, Jose Manuel; Ceberio, Mikel; Zubimendi, Jose Luis

    2009-01-01

    This study examines the didactic suitability of introducing a teaching sequence when teaching the concept of magnetic fields within introductory physics courses at the university level. This instructional sequence was designed taking into account students' common conceptions, an analysis of the course content, and the history of the development of…

  1. An Evaluation of Computer Assisted Instruction in the Merrill Library at Utah State University.

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    Eastmond, J. Nicholls, Jr.

    A study was conducted for the purpose of clarifying decision alternatives concerning computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in the Merrill Library at Utah State University. The main research questions were: (1) To what extent is the CAI system in use at present? (2) What factors have encouraged or hindered CAI usage? (3) How do people feel about the…

  2. Cost Analysis for Educational Planning and Evaluation: Methodology and Application to Instructional Technology.

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    Jamison, Dean T.; And Others

    A methodology is presented which assists government decision makers in making cost analyses of ongoing and future educational projects. Part one develops the methodology in general terms, and part two illustrates its application by examining the cost structure of instructional radio and television projects in developing countries. Part three…

  3. Computer Aided Instruction: A Study Of Student Evaluations And Academic Performance

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    David Collins; Alan Deck; Myra McCrickard

    2008-01-01

    Computer aided instruction (CAI) encompasses a broad range of computer technologies that supplement the classroom learning environment and can dramatically increase a student's access to information. Criticism of CAI generally focuses on two issues: it lacks an adequate foundation in educational theory and the software is difficult to implement and use. This paper describes the educational use of CAI in

  4. Evaluation of the Efficiency of Listener and Tact Instruction for Children with Autism

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    Delfs, Caitlin H.; Conine, Daniel E.; Frampton, Sarah E.; Shillingsburg, M. Alice; Robinson, Hannah C.

    2014-01-01

    Recent literature reviews have highlighted the need to better understand the relation between speaker and listener behavior when teaching learners with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The current study used a modified parallel-treatments design to compare directly the degree to which tact and listener behavior emerged during instruction in the…

  5. Evaluation of the Autohaler actuator: the effect of written patient instructions on correct use.

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    Kelloway, J S; Kochevar, J W; Sveum, R J; Hahn, M A

    1993-01-01

    The Autohaler actuator is a breath-actuated device designed by 3M Pharmaceuticals. The objective of this study was to measure and improve the effectiveness of the device's package insert instructions (PII). Using only the PII for guidance, 5 of 20 (25%) subjects failed to trigger the device. The PII were revised based on the subject's performance and suggestions. Using the revised PII, only 1 of 20 (5%) different subjects failed to trigger the device. These results indicate that relatively minor modifications to instructions can result in significant improvements in patient use. Eighty-five percent of the participants thought the device was easier to use than a metered-dose inhaler. PMID:8407737

  6. The Construct Lesson Plan: evaluating the efficiency of a new approach to group\\/classroom instruction

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    Lillian Pedrick; Nancy Fergusson Tarquinio

    1978-01-01

    In August 1977, this journal published an article by Danny G. Langdon entitled ‘The Construct Lesson Plan: taking the inefficiency out of group\\/classroom instruction’ (PLET, 14, 3, 199?206). Briefly stated, that article described a new approach to teaching\\/learning under which the finite amount of both class and teacher time is optimised utilising a group of instruments designed to: (a) use

  7. Evaluation of the TSC Dolphin Computer Assisted Instructional System in the Chapter 1 Program of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Final Report 85-9.

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    Harris, Carolyn DeMeyer; And Others

    Dolphin is a computer-assisted instruction system used to teach and reinforce skills in reading, language arts, and mathematics. An evaluation of this system was conducted to provide information to TSC Division of Houghton Mifflin regarding its effectiveness and possible modifications to the system. The general design of the evaluation was to…

  8. Evaluation: Applying Revised Paradigms to Changing Instructional Terrain for the Definition and Terminology Committee, Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT).

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    Eastmond, Nick; Wood, R. Kent

    Definitions and short explanations of key concepts in the field of instructional evaluation are presented. Evaluation is defined as the process of determining the value of programs, projects, materials, and personnel. It is distinguished from research in that the aims of research are less time- and situation-specific, attempting to uncover…

  9. Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities. Third Edition

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    Christensen, L.; Carver, W.; VanDeZande, J.; Lazarus, S.

    2011-01-01

    The Council of Chief State School Officers' "Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities" was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for…

  10. I. DEPARTMENT: University Libraries, Research and Instructional Services II. POSITION: Research and Instructional Services Graduate Assistant

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    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    , anywhere" environment. The Research and Instructional Services Graduate Assistant will use available with the evaluation and assessment of Research and Instructional Services programs and activities. 1. AssistsI. DEPARTMENT: University Libraries, Research and Instructional Services II. POSITION: Research

  11. A potential pathway to the relapse of fear? Conditioned negative stimulus evaluation (but not physiological responding) resists instructed extinction.

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    Luck, Camilla C; Lipp, Ottmar V

    2015-03-01

    Relapse of fear after successful intervention is a major problem in clinical practice. However, little is known about how it is mediated. The current study investigated the effects of instructed extinction and removal of the shock electrode on electrodermal responding (Experiment 1), fear potentiated startle (Experiment 2), and a continuous self-report measure of conditional stimulus valence (Experiments 1 and 2) in human differential fear conditioning. Instructed extinction and removal of the shock electrode resulted in the immediate reduction of differential fear potentiated startle and second interval electrodermal responding, but did not affect self-reported conditional stimulus valence. A separate sample of participants (Experiment 3) who were provided with a detailed description of the experimental scenario predicted the inverse outcome, reduced differential stimulus evaluations and continued differential physiological responding, rendering it unlikely that the current results reflect on demand characteristics. These results suggest that the negative valence acquired during fear conditioning is less sensitive to cognitive interventions than are the physiological indices of human fear learning and that valence reduction requires extended exposure training. Persisting negative valence after cognitive intervention may contribute to fear relapse after successful treatment. PMID:25658973

  12. Integrated Middle School Literacy Instruction

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    Stevens, Robert J.

    2006-01-01

    This article examines the use of the TARRGET model (Tasks, Autonomy, Recognition, Resources, Grouping, Evaluation, and Time) in restructuring middle school literacy instruction in urban schools. By changing the scheduling of reading and writing instruction, using literature as a basis for reading instruction, and emphasizing comprehension…

  13. Modular Instruction: A Resource Book.

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    Donald, Janet Gail

    Issues and illustrative material are presented from a project evaluating modular courses at McGill University from 1972 to 1976, with the overall intent of aiding instructors to produce instructional modules. Questions related to the nature of modular instruction at McGill, how modular instruction developed, and how it operates are examined.…

  14. Elegant Instruction

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    Luterbach, Kenneth J.

    2013-01-01

    This article describes a new form of instruction called elegant instruction. Generally speaking, educational technologists assert that instruction ought to be effective and efficient. Some educational technologists might add that instruction should also satisfy learners. Incorporating the standard requirements and going beyond satisfaction,…

  15. Implementing the CCCC Guidelines for Evaluating Composition Instruction: Procedures, Problems, and Perspectives.

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    Agosta, Lucien L.

    The six evaluation instruments recommended by the Committee on Teaching and Its Evaluation of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) were modified to evaluate a large freshman writing program taught by inexperienced instructors. As course goals were clearly stated in the instructor's guide and repeated in orientation and…

  16. A COMPARATIVE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION (CAI) VERSUS CLASS ROOM LECTURE (CRL) FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE AT ICS LEVEL

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    Tayyaba KAUSAR; Bushra Naoreen CHOUDHRY; Aijaz Ahmed GUJJAR

    2008-01-01

    This study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of CAI vs. classroom lecture for computer science at ICS level. The objectives were to compare the learning effects of two groups with class room lecture and computer assisted instruction studying the same curriculum and the effects of CAI and CRL in terms of cognitive development. Hypothesis of this research were based

  17. Using a Bridging Representation and Social Interactions to Foster Conceptual Change: Designing and Evaluating an Instructional Sequence for Newton's Third Law

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    Savinainen, Antti; Scott, Philip; Viiri, Jouni

    2005-01-01

    This paper offers an account of, and findings from, an approach to designing and evaluating an instructional sequence set in the context of Newton's third law. The design of the sequence draws upon conceptual change theory and the concept of the "bridging analog" is extended to introduce the notion of a "bridging representation" Attention is also…

  18. The Use of Concept Mapping To Evaluate the Effects of Both Bibliographic and Discipline-Based Art Education Instruction on the Library Skills of Elementary Art Teachers.

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    Schick, Carla J.

    This study utilized the concept map, a visual representation of a learner's thought processes, as an assessment tool to evaluate the effects of both bibliographic instruction and Discipline-Based Art Education (DBAE) training on the library skills of elementary art teachers in a visual arts resource center. A 2x2 factorial posttest-only control…

  19. Evaluation Approaches to Intelligent Computer-Assisted Instruction. Testing Study Group: The Impact of Advances in Artificial Intelligence on Test Development.

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    Baker, Eva L.

    Some special problems associated with evaluating intelligent computer-assisted instruction (ICAI) programs are addressed. This paper intends to describe alternative approaches to the assessment and improvement of such applications and to provide examples of efforts undertaken and shortfalls. Issues discussed stem chiefly from the technical demands…

  20. A Comparative Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) versus Class Room Lecture (RL) for Computer Science at ICS Level

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    Kausar, Tayyaba; Choudhry, Bushra Naoreen; Gujjar, Aijaz Ahmed

    2008-01-01

    This study was aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of CAI vs. classroom lecture for computer science at ICS level. The objectives were to compare the learning effects of two groups with class room lecture and computer assisted instruction studying the same curriculum and the effects of CAI and CRL in terms of cognitive development. Hypothesis of…

  1. Teacher Evaluation as a Strategy for Improving Instruction. Synthesis of Literature.

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    Weber, James R.

    This review surveys major currents of thought and practice in teacher evaluation. Citing recent state-mandated teacher evaluation policies and procedures, several compelling questions of accuracy, fairness, and utility are raised. In response to these questions, the document first focuses on the distinction between formative and summative…

  2. Using a Logic Model to Evaluate Undergraduate Instruction in a Laboratory Preschool

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    Monroe, Lisa; Horm, Diane M.

    2012-01-01

    Research Findings: Utilization-focused, process evaluations of university-based laboratory preschools in their role with teacher preparation programs are rare in the current literature. This paper describes a self-study evaluation designed and implemented at a university laboratory preschool. A theory approach logic model was developed and used to…

  3. Evaluating the Accessibility of Web-Based Instruction for Students with Disabilities.

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    Hinn, D. Michelle

    This paper presents the methods and results of a year-long evaluation study, conducted for the purpose of determining disability accessibility barriers and potential solutions for those barriers found in four World Wide Web-based learning environments. The primary questions used to frame the evaluation study were: (1) Are there any features of the…

  4. Integrating Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Evaluation in a Technology-Supported Genetics Learning Environment

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    Daniel T. Hickey; Ann C. H. Kindfield; Paul Horwitz; Mary Ann T. Christie

    2003-01-01

    This article describes an extended collaboration between a development team and an evaluation team working with GenScope, an open-ended exploratory software tool. In some respects, this was a routine evaluation, documenting substantial gains (of roughly 1 SD) in genetics reasoning ability in all but 1 of 17 classes, despite challenges presented by school computer-lab settings. Relative to matched comparison classes,

  5. Instructional Practices and Student Math Achievement: Correlations from a Study of Math Curricula. NCEE Evaluation Brief. NCEE 2013-4020

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    Clements, Douglas H.; Agodini, Roberto; Harris, Barbara

    2013-01-01

    This brief is directed to researchers and adds to the research base about instructional practices that are related to student achievement. Additional evidence on these relationships can suggest specific hypotheses for the future study of such instructional practices, which, in turn, will provide research evidence that could inform professional…

  6. Evaluation of Three Models of Instruction for 9th Grade Turkish Literature Course and Implications for Teachers

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    Pilav, Salim

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to assess the extent to which each of the three types of instruction (authentic, where, differentiated) engages 9th grade high school students in achieving language proficiency. The paper examines the features of these models of instructions and teachers? opinion about them. It includes a descriptive research in survey…

  7. Comparing Apples to Oranges: An Evaluation of Quarter Calendar Data in the Delaware Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity

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    Walters, Allison M.

    2009-01-01

    Four-year colleges and universities submit faculty teaching load and instructional cost data annually to the Delaware Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity. While the Delaware Study currently adjusts the calculation of annual FTE students to account for the difference in annual student credit hours (SCH) earned by students at semester and…

  8. Individualization of Instruction: Evaluation--A Roadblock. Education Monograph No. 5.

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    Zimmerman, R. R.; Halbert, T. D.

    This monograph questions the use of grading as an evaluation of student performance. The paper emphasizes that grading does not take into consideration some of the factors that affect learning: a) individuality, b) responsibility of the student, c) experience in learning, and d) motivation. Research on the detrimental effects of the present system…

  9. An Evaluation of the Use of Self Instructional Materials in the Library. Occasional Publication No. 3.

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    Harris, N. D. C.; Kirkhope, S.

    An escalation in the use of non-book materials in the library at the University of Bath created the need for an evaluation of their uses, learning efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Data were collected during 1976-1977 using observations, short and long questionnaires, free responses, group interviews with students, and cost analysis. All…

  10. Using Art Elicitation to Deliver and Evaluate a Grade 4 Climate Change Instructional Module

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    Baker, Jillian; Loxton, Jason; Sherren, Kate

    2013-01-01

    We report the results of a climate change module delivered to 48 Grade 3/4 students in Nova Scotia, Canada. We tested for prior knowledge and evaluated interventional effectiveness using art elicitation. Common climate change misconceptions were demonstrated in their preintervention artwork, while postintervention artwork showed improved…

  11. A Continuous Community Pharmacy Practice Experience: Design and Evaluation of Instructional Materials.

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    Thomas, Selby Greer; And Others

    1996-01-01

    A two-year community pharmacy clinical experience using self-directed learning modules is described and evaluated. The modules were designed to stimulate interest in community pharmacy, motivate learning by demonstrating applicability of didactic work to contemporary practice, develop communication and psychosocial skills, and promote…

  12. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Roadside Instruction in Teaching Youth with Visual Impairments Street Crossings

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    Wright, Tessa S.; Wolery, Mark

    2014-01-01

    A single-participant multiple probe design across participants was used to evaluate the effectiveness of verbal rehearsal and graduated guidance to teach youth who were blind how to cross the street. This study replicated intervention procedures across settings along with the staggered entry of participants. Individuals learned to cross one or two…

  13. Mental Models: An Alternative Evaluation of a Sensemaking Approach to Ethics Instruction

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    Meagan E. Brock; Andrew Vert; Vykinta Kligyte; Ethan P. Waples; Sydney T. Sevier; Michael D. Mumford

    2008-01-01

    In spite of the wide variety of approaches to ethics training it is still debatable which approach has the highest potential\\u000a to enhance professionals’ integrity. The current effort assesses a novel curriculum that focuses on metacognitive reasoning\\u000a strategies researchers use when making sense of day-to-day professional practices that have ethical implications. The evaluated\\u000a trainings effectiveness was assessed by examining five

  14. Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders

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    Raymond V. Burke; Melissa N. Andersen; Scott L. Bowen; Monica R. Howard; Keith D. Allen

    2010-01-01

    We evaluated the efficacy of a vocational training program including behavioral skills training, and a “performance cue system” (i.e., a proprietary iPhone application adapted for the study) to teach targeted social-vocational skills to six young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In two separate studies, participants were employed to assist in the delivery of a fire safety education program. Participants

  15. Planning for the Evaluation of the PLATO Computer-Based Instructional System: Attitudinal and Performance Evaluation in the Elementary Schools.

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    Breland, Hunter M.

    The planning for the evaluation of achievement and attitudes in Programmed Logic for Automatic Operations (PLATO) elementary school reading and math programs is discussed. To measure the achievement of the students in the program, standardized tests will be used along with special tests custom-tailored to the PLATO reading and math programs.…

  16. Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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    Burke, Raymond V; Andersen, Melissa N; Bowen, Scott L; Howard, Monica R; Allen, Keith D

    2010-01-01

    We evaluated the efficacy of a vocational training program including behavioral skills training, and a "performance cue system" (i.e., a proprietary iPhone application adapted for the study) to teach targeted social-vocational skills to six young adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In two separate studies, participants were employed to assist in the delivery of a fire safety education program. Participants were asked to wear an inflatable firefighter WalkAround® mascot costume and to perform 63 scripted behaviors in coordination with a fire prevention specialist who was the lead program presenter. In Study 1, three participants were initially exposed to established company training procedures comprised of behavioral skills training components to determine whether they met mastery of the skills. If necessary to reach criteria, participants were then exposed to a performance cue system. In Study 2, three additional participants were provided with the performance cue system alone, and then behavioral skills training if required. A single case, multiple-baseline design across subjects was used to evaluate efficacy of each intervention. Results indicate that 5 of 6 participants reached criterion only after introduction of the cue system while the sixth reached criterion with behavioral skills training alone. The program received high satisfaction ratings from participants, their parents, and consumers. Implications and potential use of the PCS in other employment settings are discussed. PMID:20800988

  17. Evaluation of computer-aided instruction techniques for the crew interface coordination position

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    Moynihan, Gary P.

    1993-01-01

    The Crew Interface Coordinator (CIC) is responsible for real-time voice and procedural communication between the payload crew on the orbiter and the payload operations team on the ground. This function is dedicated to science activities and operations, and may also include some responsibilities for crew training. CIC training at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) consists of mission-independent training, mission simulations, and line-organization training. As identified by Schneider, the program provides very good generic training; however position-specific training may be obtained in a very unstructured way. A computer-based training system, identified as Mac CIC, is currently under development to address this issue. Mac CIC is intended to provide an intermediate level of training in order to prepare the CIC for the more intensive mission simulations. Although originally intended as an intelligent tutoring system, Mac CIC currently exists as a hypertext-based application. The objectives of this research is to evaluate the current system and to provide both recommendations and a detailed plan for Mac CIC's evolution into an intelligent tutoring system.

  18. Literacy Instruction.

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    Pickens, Alex L., Ed.; Kali, Alex P., Ed.

    1986-01-01

    To examine literacy instruction in light of recent research and practice, this journal issue presents five articles focusing on the creation of a literate society where people appreciate literature and can use reading and writing to enrich their lives. The first article, "Literacy Instruction: An Alternative" (A. S. Bayer), presents an alternative…

  19. Instructional Television Questionnaire -- Teacher Form.

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    Payne, David A.; And Others

    The instructional television questionnaire for teachers consists primarily of statements to be answered with a rating scale. The first seventeen statements ask for evaluative judgments about various aspects of instructional television. The remainder of the statements require judgments of frequency. Questions to ascertain personal data and use of…

  20. Putting Pizzazz in Programed Instruction.

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    Hill, Russell A.

    Programed instructional techniques have been attacked as dehumanizing, dull, and restrictive. The possibility, however, that these deficiencies of programed instructional techniques have derived from a lack of creativity in application, rather than from the inherent nature of the techniques. To test this hypothesis, an evaluation was made of the…

  1. Science Approach to Instructional Development.

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    Reigeluth, Charles M.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Distinguishes between the process and products of science and describes the role of each in Instructional Development (ID). The observe, hypothesize, test components of the scientific process are examined as they apply to front-end analysis, instructional strategy description, and formative evaluation stages used in ID models. Thirty-four…

  2. Marketing Instructional Development Internally, Externally.

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    Lied, James

    This description of the marketing process as a practical way to manage the function of instruction development emphasizes the importance of the identification and evaluation of customer needs before developing objectives. To assist the instructional development agency in focusing on this aspect of planning, a check list of possible marketing…

  3. Evaluating the Structure of the Mathematics Teacher Questionnaire: A Measure of Exposure to Mathematics Instructional Practices and Content

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    Ottmar, Erin R.; Konold, Timothy R.; Berry, Robert Q.; Grissmer, David W.; Cameron, Claire E.

    2014-01-01

    Psychometric properties of 24 items from the fifth grade Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort Mathematics Teacher Questionnaire were investigated in a sample of 5,181 participants. These items asked teachers to report how often they had their classroom students engage in different mathematics content, skills and instructional

  4. An Evaluation of Synchronous Co-operative Distance Learning in the Field: The Importance of Instructional Design.

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    Munzer, Stefan

    2003-01-01

    Describes an empirical field study on synchronous cooperative distance learning carried out in a large software company. Topics include Web-based training that included a chat tool; analysis of group discourse that showed variations in learning processes; participant attitudes; amount of participation; and the need for effective instructional

  5. An evaluation of faculty development training programs for instructing via interactive television in Tennessee universities and colleges

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    Melba Raylean Henry

    2000-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to ascertain if Tennessee universities and colleges provide training for faculty member instructing via interactive television\\/compressed video. A secondary purpose was to determine the perceived effectiveness of that training by the participating faculty members. ^ Based on the shift in enrollment demographics, leading colleges and universities are exploring creative ways to increase enrollments and

  6. English Instructional Services Degrees of Reading Power Pilot Project 1985-86 End-of-Year Report. OEA Evaluation Report.

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    Mei, Dolores M.; And Others

    The Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) Pilot Project was implemented at 13 New York City high schools during the 1985-1986 school year. The project involved training English Instructional Services (EIS) teachers in techniques for teaching reading holistically and then assessing the improvement on the DRP reading comprehension test. During the 1986…

  7. Pre-engineering Instruction/Science and Mathematics (Project PRISM): Final Evaluation Report: 1993-94. OER Report.

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    Yanping, Ann

    This document describes a project which served Chinese-speaking students of limited English proficiency in grades 9-12. Participating students received instruction in English as a Second Language, native language arts (NLA), and the content area subjects of mathematics, science, pre-engineering, computer literacy, and social studies. Students were…

  8. Formative Evaluation of the HETI ED-Net Master's Program in Instructional Technology: Another Piece of the Puzzle.

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    Eastmond, Nick; And Others

    The Department of Instructional Technology at Utah State University instituted a distance education Master's degree program enrolling over 60 students at sites throughout Utah. Initial funding for the program was provided by Utah's Higher Education Technology Initiative (HETI). This report is part of an ongoing effort to provide feedback to the…

  9. Combination of instruction set simulation and abstract RTOS model execution for fast and accurate target software evaluation

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    Matthias Krause; Dominik Englert; Oliver Bringmann; Wolfgang Rosenstiel

    2008-01-01

    Instruction set simulation and real time operating system modeling have become important issues for the design of distributed embedded systems. This paper presents a holistic approach to simulate a distributed, embedded system that includes target software, processing units, and abstract RTOS within a virtual prototype environment. The processing unit is modeled by an ISS, which is embedded in a SystemC

  10. Evaluating the Effects of a Systemic Intervention on First-Grade Teachers' Explicit Reading Instruction

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    Nelson-Walker, Nancy J.; Fien, Hank; Kosty, Derek B.; Smolkowski, Keith; Smith, Jean Louise M.; Baker, Scott K.

    2013-01-01

    This article examines the efficacy of a multitiered systemic reading intervention for increasing the intensity and quality of explicit literacy instruction that teachers provide in first-grade classrooms. Schools ("j" = 16) were randomly assigned to the treatment or comparison condition. In both conditions, teachers ("i" = 42)…

  11. Evaluation of a Self-Instructional Manual for Conducting Discrete-Trials Teaching with Children with Autism

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    Thiessen, Carly; Fazzio, Daniela; Arnal, Lindsay; Martin, Garry L.; Yu, C. T.; Keilback, Lukas

    2009-01-01

    Discrete-trials teaching (DTT) is commonly used to implement applied behavior analysis treatment for children with autism. The authors investigated a revised self-instructional manual for teaching university students to implement a 21-component DTT procedure to teach three tasks to confederates role-playing children with autism. Also, as a…

  12. Instruction and Technology: Designs for Everyday Learning

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    Mehlenbacher, Brad

    2010-01-01

    The perpetual connectivity made possible by twenty-first-century technology has profoundly affected instruction and learning. Emerging technologies that upend traditional notions of communication and community also influence the ways we design and evaluate instruction and how we understand learning and learning environments. In "Instruction and…

  13. Instructional analysis

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    Cynthia K. Hoffman; Karen L. Medsker

    1983-01-01

    In the design of industrial instruction, it is important to maximize learning and transfer to job performance, while minimizing\\u000a learning time. Both task analysis and instructional analysis are essential processes for achieving these goals. Task analysis\\u000a is a tool for understanding and specifying the desired final performance or job. The product of task analysis may be a task\\u000a list, flowchart,

  14. Active Evolution Instruction

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    Judy Elgin Jensen

    2008-11-01

    To help elevate your level of active instruction, this chapter provides a sampling of the kinds of hands-on activities that promote understanding of evolutionary processes. These particular activities are structured according to the BSCS 5E Instruction Model--engage,explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. The 5E Model is a teaching sequence that can be used for entire programs, specific units, or individual lessons (Bybee 1997). This chapter also contains print and online resources for new ideas and practical applications that will help you emphasize science process and how evolutionary changes affect us daily. This free selection also includes the Table of Contents, Introduction, and Index.

  15. [RADIOLIS. A radiologic instruction and training system for systematic evaluation of roentgen images exemplified by focal bone lesions].

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    Pelikan, E; Prümer, D; Rings, C; Wein, B; Leutner, D; Bohndorf, K; Tolxdorff, T

    1995-09-01

    RADIOLIS is an instructional software system for radiological training that guides the user through a systematic analysis of an image. The backbone of the analysis is a detailed and structured questionnaire which, as applied to our example, includes all relevant differential-diagnostic criteria for focal bone lesions. The variation range of the radiomorphologic characteristics in the questionnaire is introduced to the user with digitized X-ray images, making the simulation of an image analysis possible. In preparation, diverse teaching/learning methods reinforced by instructional psychology were incorporated during the system's development. At the core of the training system are an expandable image database and a database containing descriptions of image material formulated by radiology experts. The field of focal bone lesions, for instance, has already been integrated into RADIOLIS. A graphic user interface and an interactive dialogue enable both comfortable and simple use of the system and the user-specific structuring of the learning process. PMID:8588043

  16. Questionnaire design: carry-over effects of overall acceptance question placement and pre-evaluation instructions on overall acceptance scores in central location tests.

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    Bastian, Mauresa; Eggett, Dennis L; Jefferies, Laura K

    2015-02-01

    Question placement and usage of pre-evaluation instructions (PEI) in questionnaires for food sensory analysis may bias consumers' scores via carry-over effects. Data from consumer sensory panels previously conducted at a central location, spanning 11 years and covering a broad range of food product categories, were compiled. Overall acceptance (OA) question placement was studied with categories designated as first (the first evaluation question following demographic questions), after nongustation questions (immediately following questions that do not require panelists to taste the product), and later (following all other hedonic and just-about-right [JAR] questions, but occasionally before ranking, open-ended comments, and/or intent to purchase questions). Each panel was categorized as having or not having PEI in the questionnaire; PEI are instructions that appear immediately before the first evaluation question and show panelists all attributes they will evaluate before receiving test samples. Postpanel surveys were administered regarding the self-reported effect of PEI on panelists' evaluation experience. OA scores were analyzed and compared (1) between OA question placement categories and (2) between panels with and without PEI. For most product categories, OA scores tended to be lower when asked later in the questionnaire, suggesting evidence of a carry-over effect. Usage of PEI increased OA scores by 0.10 of a 9-point hedonic scale point, which is not practically significant. Postpanel survey data showed that presence of PEI typically improved the panelists' experience. Using PEI does not appear to introduce a meaningful carry-over effect. PMID:25604650

  17. Principles of Online Instructional Design

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    The purpose of this document is to provide a resource to faculty who are designing online instructional materials. Online instruction is any formal educational process in which the instruction occurs when the learner and the instructor are not in the same place and Internet technology is used to provide a communication link among the instructor and students.Different forms of online instruction include: * Sharing information on a web site (example: course syllabus/ web site)) * Providing practice for new concepts by using online activities such as simulations and games * Communicating one-to-one or one-to-many via email for instructional purposes * Conducting discussions by using a threaded discussion board * Conducting discussion by using chat * Holding office hours by using chat or bulletin board * Delivering library resources via the Internet (example: Electronic databases, electronic course reserves) * Giving practice tests or evaluating performance by using online assessments * Submitting assignments electronically

  18. Writing Technical Instructions

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    2012-05-24

    In this lesson, students walk through the process of creating technical instructions by first analyzing existing instructions. They then select an item and an audience for which they will write technical instructions. After writing their own instructions, students conduct usability tests of each other’s instructions, providing user feedback. Finally, students use this user feedback to revise their instructions before publishing them.

  19. Instructional Coaching

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    Knight, Jim

    2006-01-01

    The number of school districts using instructional coaches is growing at a staggering rate. Coaching is becoming popular, in part, because many educational leaders recognize the old form of professional development, built around traditional in-service sessions for teachers, simply does not affect student achievement. By offering support, feedback,…

  20. Vocabulary Instruction

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    2012-04-30

    Part of the web site Doing What Works, this section describes research-based practices to promote vocabulary development in middle and high school. It includes a multimedia overview of the importance of providing explicit vocabulary instruction, video clips, links to research, and other resources. Content area teachers and strategies for use in content areas like science are specifically addressed in the recommendations.

  1. Instructional Aides.

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    Nielsen, Earl T.

    This monograph is designed to assist administrative school personnel in selecting, training, and retaining the best qualified instructional aides available. It covers five areas: (1) employment procedures--outlining important points under recruitment, applications, examinations, interviews, and selection; (2) payroll procedures--outlining how to…

  2. Bibliographic Instructional Design: A Case Study.

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    Johnson, Wendell G.; Burke, Adam; Evans, Barbara

    2001-01-01

    Describes the basic elements of instructional design: (1) assessing needs; (2) defining goals; (3) selecting formats and materials; (4) devising test and evaluation procedures; (5) constructing and teaching a prototype; (6) analyzing and evaluating the results; and (7) revising the instruction and recycling. Demonstrates integration of online…

  3. NEW MEDIA FOR IMPROVEMENT OF SCIENCE INSTRUCTION.

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    TWYFORD, LORAN C.; AND OTHERS

    A YEAR COURSE IN NINTH-GRADE SCIENCE WAS IMPROVED BY THE EVALUATION OF EACH LESSON USING A LEARNING PROFILE STUDENT RATING TECHNIQUE.THE PURPOSES OF THE STUDY WERE TO MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY OF SCIENCE INSTRUCTION, TO MEASURE IMPROVEMENTS, TO TEST EFFECTIVENESS OF NEW MATERIALS, TO SUGGEST WAYS OF IMPROVING INSTRUCTION, TO EVALUATE ACTIVITIES ON A…

  4. Building on Past Successes: Designing, Evaluating, and Providing Effective Treatments for Persons for Whom Typical Instruction Is Not Effective

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    Vaughn, Sharon

    2014-01-01

    This article provides an overview of my experiences in special education as a teacher and subsequently as an intervention researcher providing background on where we were in providing instruction to individuals with disabilities 40 years ago (prior to legal protections and supports) compared with the present. This article acknowledges the progress that has been made in providing opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in the educational system including greater access to the general education classroom for increasing numbers of students with disabilities. However, stakeholders including special educators have inadequately targeted academic and behavioral improvements as their goals for individuals with disabilities. This is largely because the research base for students with disabilities with intensive academic and behavior needs is underdeveloped. Several recommendations are provided including increased funding for research on individuals with persistent learning and behavior problems that addresses how to acquire a more complete knowledge base about effective intensive interventions for these students. PMID:25745278

  5. Development of a Learning-Oriented Computer Assisted Instruction Designed to Improve Skills in the Clinical Assessment of the Nutritional Status: A Pilot Evaluation

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    García de Diego, Laura; Cuervo, Marta; Martínez, J. Alfredo

    2015-01-01

    Computer assisted instruction (CAI) is an effective tool for evaluating and training students and professionals. In this article we will present a learning-oriented CAI, which has been developed for students and health professionals to acquire and retain new knowledge through the practice. A two-phase pilot evaluation was conducted, involving 8 nutrition experts and 30 postgraduate students, respectively. In each training session, the software developed guides users in the integral evaluation of a patient’s nutritional status and helps them to implement actions. The program includes into the format clinical tools, which can be used to recognize possible patient’s needs, to improve the clinical reasoning and to develop professional skills. Among them are assessment questionnaires and evaluation criteria, cardiovascular risk charts, clinical guidelines and photographs of various diseases. This CAI is a complete software package easy to use and versatile, aimed at clinical specialists, medical staff, scientists, educators and clinical students, which can be used as a learning tool. This application constitutes an advanced method for students and health professionals to accomplish nutritional assessments combining theoretical and empirical issues, which can be implemented in their academic curriculum. PMID:25978456

  6. Assessing the Effectiveness of a Mathematics-Focused, Instructional Technology Program for Grades 6-8: A 5-Year Trend Analysis of NASA CONNECT(tm) Evaluation Data

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    Glassman, Nanci A.; Perry, Jeannine B.; Giersch, Christopher E.; Lambert, Matthew A.; Pinelli, Thomas E.

    2004-01-01

    NASA CONNECT is a research-, inquiry, and standards-based, integrated mathematics, science, and technology series of 30-minute instructional distance learning (television and web-based) programs for students in grades 6 8. Respondents who evaluated the programs in the series over the first five seasons (1998-99 through 2002-03) reported that (1) they used the programs in the series; (2) the goals and objectives for the series were met; (3) the programs were aligned with the national mathematics, science, and technology standards; (4) the program content was developmentally appropriate for the grade level; and (5) the programs in the series enhanced and enriched the teaching of mathematics, science, and technology.

  7. Systematic Development of an Instructional Module on Writing Topic Sentences for Fifth Grade Students.

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    Lanchantin, Susan

    An instructional module was designed to enable learners to use a systematic approach to create a topic sentence. Using the instructional system design model, the designer of the module identified needs, established instructional goals, developed a program of study, applied the instruction, and evaluated the performance. The instructional module…

  8. A Model System for the Design and Maintenance of Related Instruction Curriculum for Approved U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Programs; Phase III. Final Report and Final Evaluation Report.

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    Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.

    A final report and final evaluation report of Phase III are provided for a project to establish a national clearinghouse for apprenticeship-related instructional materials. The final report provides a summary and a narrative account of these project activities: identification of materials; identification of apprenticeship curriculum needs;…

  9. An Instructional Leader's Evaluation of Mixed Practice and Blocked Practice in High School Mathematics

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    DuBois, Tamara J.

    2012-01-01

    The researcher conducted a quantitative study to compare mixed practice to blocked practice in mathematics. Patton's (2008) utilized focused evaluation along with Rossi, Lipsey, and Freeman's (2004) program evaluation were used as a framework to determine if mixed practice produced any positive results in college readiness as evidenced…

  10. CPR training without an instructor: development and evaluation of a video self-instructional system for effective performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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    Allan Braslow; Robert T Brennan; Mary M Newman; Nicholas G Bircher; Anne M Batcheller; William Kaye

    1997-01-01

    Traditional classroom-based instruction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has failed to achieve desired rates of bystander CPR. Video self-instruction (VSI) is a more accessible alternative to traditional classroom instruction (TRAD), and it achieves better CPR skill performance. VSI employs a 34-min training tape and an inexpensive manikin. VSI combines simplified and reordered content focusing on the delivery of one-rescuer CPR with

  11. 2010 Instructional Technology Showcase

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    Services #12;Instructional Technology Showcase · Learn how technology can be used · 9 Sessions · Six 202010 Instructional Technology Showcase Welcome Jim Snell Director, Instructional Technology minute / Three 55 minute sessions · Explanation of learning principles · Demonstration of application

  12. Evaluation and Specification of Instructional Materials and Management Procedures through Use of a Pupil Performance Profile and a Predictive Model. Final Report.

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    Haring, Norris G.; Berman, Mark L.

    Reported project objectives were to develop a pupil performance profile which describes the effects of specific instructional materials and management procedures on student performance and to develop a model which predicts pupil performance in a given set of materials under particular conditions. Instructional materials (Mathematics, M.W.…

  13. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Video Instruction on Social and Communication Skills Training for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of the Literature

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    Shukla-Mehta, Smita; Miller, Trube; Callahan, Kevin J.

    2010-01-01

    Video instruction as an intervention for teaching skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is gaining increased momentum in applied settings.Video instruction, comprised of video modeling, video self-modeling, and point-of-view video, has been utilized in various fields of study with various populations and target behaviors.…

  14. An Evaluation of a Progressive High-Probability Instructional Sequence Combined with Low-Probability Demand Fading in the Treatment of Food Selectivity

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    Penrod, Becky; Gardella, Laura; Fernand, Jonathan

    2012-01-01

    Few studies have examined the effects of the high-probability instructional sequence in the treatment of food selectivity, and results of these studies have been mixed (e.g., Dawson et al., 2003; Patel et al., 2007). The present study extended previous research on the high-probability instructional sequence by combining this procedure with…

  15. Using Visualisations in Secondary School Physics Teaching and Learning: Evaluating the Efficacy of an Instructional Program to Facilitate Understanding of Gas and Liquid Pressure Concepts

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    Oh, Elisabeth Yian Yian; Treagust, David F.; Koh, Thiam Seng; Phang, Wei Lian; Ng, Shuh Lit; Sim, Gary; Chandrasegaran, A. L.

    2012-01-01

    An instructional program using four simulation applets was used to facilitate understanding of gas and liquid pressure concepts among twenty-two students in a Year 9 class from an independent secondary school in Singapore. A comparison group consisting of twenty-two students was taught using traditional didactic, chalk-and-talk instruction.…

  16. The Identification, Implementation, and Evaluation of Critical User Interface Design Features of Computer-Assisted Instruction Programs in Mathematics for Students with Learning Disabilities

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    Seo, You-Jin; Woo, Honguk

    2010-01-01

    Critical user interface design features of computer-assisted instruction programs in mathematics for students with learning disabilities and corresponding implementation guidelines were identified in this study. Based on the identified features and guidelines, a multimedia computer-assisted instruction program, "Math Explorer", which delivers…

  17. SCID: Model for Effective Instructional Development.

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    Norton, Robert E.

    The Systematic Curriculum and Instructional Development (SCID) model provides a tested procedure for developing high-quality, low-cost competency-based education and tech prep curriculum and instructional materials. It consists of 5 phases--analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation--and 23 components. The analysis phase…

  18. Systematic Desensitization as an Instructional Module

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    Horan, John J.; And Others

    1976-01-01

    This article reports on the development and evaluation of an instructional module for teaching systematic desensitization. Physiological and self-report data reflecting changes in client fear levels were gathered in an attempt to determine whether the instructional module is effective. (Author)

  19. Elementary General Music Teachers' Reflections on Instruction

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    Delaney, Diane W.

    2011-01-01

    A qualitative study was completed to identify and study the content of selected elementary general music teachers' evaluations of their own instruction and the instruction of another elementary general music teacher. Participants represented a variety of educational backgrounds and teaching experience: Teacher A (9 years teaching Grades 4-6 at…

  20. Effective Reading Instruction: Shattering the Myth.

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    DiChiara, Larry E.

    This paper examines the mindset of educators regarding reading instruction and attempts to raise consciousness as to how reading can be better taught in United States schools. It calls for the need to go beyond the status quo and to allow for an honest, critical evaluation of the effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of current instructional

  1. Audiovisual Education Self-Instructional Program.

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    Sheil, Sister Joan

    A set of self-instructional lessons is presented which are designed to acquaint teachers and librarians with the fundamentals of audiovisual education. The use of equipment, as well as the selection, evaluation, and in some cases production of materials, is presented. The lessons consist of instructions for learning activities which include…

  2. Networked Instructional Computers in the Elementary Classroom and Their Effect on the Learning Environment: A Qualitative Evaluation.

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    Keeler, Carolyn M.

    1996-01-01

    Describes a qualitative evaluation of an elementary schoolwide computer implementation project. Highlights include the use of interviews, questionnaires, and surveys with teachers, students, and parents; changes in teacher attitudes and roles, classroom management, and classroom climate; and a model for creating a community of learners through the…

  3. Evaluation of Instruction: Students' Patterns of Use and Contribution to RateMyProfessors.com

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    Villalta-Cerdas, Adrian; McKeny, Patrick; Gatlin, Todd; Sandi-Urena, Santiago

    2015-01-01

    RateMyProfessors.com (RMP) is the most popular commercial website to evaluate instructors, and houses a wealth of student-generated information in the form of ratings and reviews. This study investigated whether general chemistry students who use RMP were different from other students, and their reasons to use and contribute to the site. A pool of…

  4. A Competency-Based, Self-Instructional Module on Medication History Interviewing for Pharmacy Students: Rationale, Description and Formative Evaluation

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    McKenzie, Michael W.; And Others

    1977-01-01

    An approach being used at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy to enhance the ability of pharmacy students to communicate effectively with their patients is described. The module consists of a syllabus, original videotapes, audiotapes, assigned readings, and evaluation tools. (LBH)

  5. A formative evaluation of problem-based learning as an instructional strategy in a medical laboratory technician course

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    Diane Patricia Nelson

    2002-01-01

    This study is a formative evaluation of problem-based learning as an effective course delivery strategy in a second year introductory Medical Laboratory Technician discipline-specific hematology course. This strategy can serve two purposes in this type of course: discipline specific content knowledge and process skills learning. A needs study identified that students required additional workplace skills as they entered the clinical

  6. INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION IN GERMANY.

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    International Central Inst. for Youth and Educational Television, Munich (West Germany).

    DISCUSSIONS HELD AT THE BERLIN CONGRESS ON INSTRUCTIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (SEPTEMBER 27-29, 1966) ARE BRIEFLY SUMMARIZED. THIS DOCUMENT ALSO LISTS RESEARCH PROJECTS IN INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION IN GERMANY, DESCRIBES THE BAVARIAN RADIO INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION PROGRAM, SUMMARIZES THE OPINIONS OF THE GERMAN PRESS ON INSTRUCTIONAL

  7. Designing the Instructional Interface.

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    Lohr, L. L.

    2000-01-01

    Designing the instructional interface is a challenging endeavor requiring knowledge and skills in instructional and visual design, psychology, human-factors, ergonomic research, computer science, and editorial design. This paper describes the instructional interface, the challenges of its development, and an instructional systems approach to its…

  8. Instruction SupportWorkloads

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    Zilles, Craig

    width of instructions #12; Orlando, January 1998 CAECWâ??99 Non­Aggressive Fetch Unit Instruction Cache (i­cache) Instruction Cache (i­cache) Shift &Mask Shift &Mask Branch Target Buffer Branch Target Buffer Return Stack­cache) Instruction Cache (i­cache) Xchange, Shift &Mask Xchange, Shift &Mask Branch Target Buffer Branch Target

  9. Bibliographic Instruction in Indiana.

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    Davis, H. Scott, Ed.

    1988-01-01

    This issue contains nine articles written by Indiana librarians involved in bibliographic instruction: (1) "Information Management Education--Beyond BI (Bibliographic Instruction)" (Gillian S. Gremmels); (2) "Dealing with the New Technology: An Instructional Primer" (Patrick Max); (3) "Librarian/Teacher Partnerships for Better Library Instruction:…

  10. A formative evaluation of problem-based learning as an instructional strategy in a medical laboratory technician course

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    Nelson, Diane Patricia

    2002-09-01

    This study is a formative evaluation of problem-based learning as an effective course delivery strategy in a second year introductory Medical Laboratory Technician discipline-specific hematology course. This strategy can serve two purposes in this type of course: discipline specific content knowledge and process skills learning. A needs study identified that students required additional workplace skills as they entered the clinical internship. Students tested well on the national registry examinations, discipline-specific content knowledge, but group process skills needed improvement in the areas of collaboration, communication, and critical reasoning. Problem-based learning was identified as an change intervention to help provide these skills. A search of the literature revealed that the Baker College cultural and physical environment would support this intervention. Twelve cases were written, situated in a clinical laboratory environment, addressing learning issues identified in a modified Delphi survey of laboratory personnel e.g. fiscal responsibility, turn-around time, invasiveness of laboratory techniques, and holistic view of healthcare environment. A hematology class of 13 students received the intervention. The cases were structured to proceed from instructor-centered (guided) learning issues to learner-centered learning issues. Observations of the in-group collaboration processes were documented, as well as oral presentations and critical reasoning, with students given periodic feedback on these skills. Student surveys provided data about satisfaction, attitude to PBL process, and self-efficacy. Multiple choice discipline-specific content examinations were given and compared with classes from the previous four years. The study found that students receiving the PBL treatment scored as well as or better than students from previous years on traditional multiple choice exams. Recall questions showed positive significance and application/analysis questions showed no significance from previous years. Clinical correlations end-of-case evaluations addressing the issues of thoroughness of investigation, supporting evidence, accuracy of information, order and clarity of thought showed positive improvement across the intervention, as did the PBL processes of in-group collaboration skills, teamwork skills, and presentation skills. By the end of the intervention, students expressed preference for student-centered learning issues.

  11. Technology for Early Braille Literacy: Comparison of Traditional Braille Instruction and Instruction with an Electronic Notetaker

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    Bickford, James O.; Falco, Ruth A.

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: The study reported here evaluated whether there was a difference in students' outcomes for braille fluency when instruction was provided with traditional braille media or refreshable braille. Students' and teachers' perceptions of the efficacy of the use of the different instructional media were analyzed. Methods: Nine students from…

  12. A Preliminary Analysis of Instructional Control in the Maintenance of Appropriate Behavior

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    Falcomata, Terry S.; Northup, John A.; Dutt, Anuradha; Stricker, Jason M.; Vinquist, Kelly M.; Engebretson, Brenda J.

    2008-01-01

    This bridge study evaluated the effects of contingency-specifying instructions (CSIs) and incomplete instructions (IIs) in terms of establishing instructional control of appropriate behavior. Results suggested that instructional control and maintenance were achieved with CSIs but not with IIs. Results are discussed in terms of the potential use of…

  13. A Critical Review of Instructional Design Process of Distance Learning System

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    Chaudry, Muhammad Ajmal; ur-Rahman, Fazal

    2010-01-01

    Instructional design refers to planning, development, delivery and evaluation of instructional system. It is an applied field of study aiming at the application of descriptive research outcomes in regular instructional settings. The present study was designed to critically review the process of instructional design at Allama Iqbal Open University…

  14. Cognitive Aging and Computer-Based Instructional Design: Where Do We Go From Here?

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    Pascal W. M. Van Gerven; Fred Paas; Huib K. Tabbers

    2006-01-01

    In this article, themost relevant literature on cognitive aging and instructional design is merged to formulate recommendations for designing computer-based training material aimed at elderly learners. The core message is that researchers and instructional designers do not need to develop special computerized instruction for older adults. Rather, existing principles of general instructional and multimedia design can be evaluated and used

  15. An evaluation of 9-1-1 calls to assess the effectiveness of dispatch-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions: design and methodology

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    Vaillancourt, Christian; Charette, Manya L; Stiell, Ian G; Wells, George A

    2008-01-01

    Background Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of mortality in Canada, and the overall survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rarely exceeds 5%. Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been shown to increase survival for cardiac arrest victims. However, bystander CPR rates remain low in Canada, rarely exceeding 15%, despite various attempts to improve them. Dispatch-assisted CPR instructions have the potential to improve rates of bystander CPR and many Canadian urban communities now offer instructions to callers reporting a victim in cardiac arrest. Dispatch-assisted CPR instructions are recommended by the International Guidelines on Emergency Cardiovascular Care, but their ability to improve cardiac arrest survival remains unclear. Methods/Design The overall goal of this study is to better understand the factors leading to successful dispatch-assisted CPR instructions and to ultimately save the lives of more cardiac arrest patients. The study will utilize a before-after, prospective cohort design to specifically: 1) Determine the ability of 9-1-1 dispatchers to correctly diagnose cardiac arrest; 2) Quantify the frequency and impact of perceived agonal breathing on cardiac arrest diagnosis; 3) Measure the frequency with which dispatch-assisted CPR instructions can be successfully completed; and 4) Measure the impact of dispatch-assisted CPR instructions on bystander CPR and survival rates. The study will be conducted in 19 urban communities in Ontario, Canada. All 9-1-1 calls occurring in the study communities reporting out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in victims 16 years of age or older for which resuscitation was attempted will be eligible. Information will be obtained from 9-1-1 call recordings, paramedic patient care reports, base hospital records, fire medical records and hospital medical records. Victim, caller and system characteristics will be measured in the study communities before the introduction of dispatch-assisted CPR instructions (before group), during the introduction (run-in phase), and following the introduction (after group). Discussion The study will obtain information essential to the development of clinical trials that will test a variety of educational approaches and delivery methods for telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions. This will be the first study in the world to clearly quantify the impact of dispatch-assisted CPR instructions on survival to hospital discharge for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00664443 PMID:18986546

  16. Instructions for Writing Reports

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This document provides instructions for writing reports for the technical fields. The document includes general instructions, guidelines on report structure, grading information and a grading sheet. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

  17. Evaluation Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Evaluation Center's mission is to advance the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation. The Center's principal activities are research, development, dissemination, service, instruction, and national and international leadership in evaluation.

  18. Electronic Library Instruction Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henry, Marcia; And Others

    This report describes the grant proposals which funded an end-user instruction program for upper division and graduate students enrolled at a state university in California, and reviews the implementation and the evolution of the online instruction program originally funded by a $3,500 California State University Northridge Instructional

  19. Instructional Data, FY 1981.

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    Staatse, Holly

    These three reports present instructional data for Mercer County Community College for Summer and Fall 1980 and Spring 1981. The first report, covering summer sessions from 1974 through 1980, examines instructional hours, class size, student credit hours (SCRH), student contact hours (SCH), income/cost measures, instructional staff, full-time…

  20. Designing the instructional interface

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    L. L Lohr

    2000-01-01

    Designing the instructional interface is a challenging endeavor requiring knowledge and skills in instructional and visual design, psychology, human-factors, ergonomic research, computer science and editorial design. While numerous design guidelines are available to assist the designer, many do not fit the specific needs of an instructional environment. The designer is also faced with a challenging design environment. Rapid application development

  1. Evaluation Technology in Instructional Development.

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    Tennyson, Robert D.

    1978-01-01

    Discusses a four-phase development model which was deliberately constructed to eliminate the boxes and arrows commonly used to illustrate how development works. A well organized development system would be too complex to diagram, and if it were diagrammed, no one could follow it. (Author/JEG)

  2. Instructional television utilization in the United States

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    Dumolin, J. R.

    1971-01-01

    Various aspects of utilizing instructional television (ITV) are summarized and evaluated and basic guidelines for future utilization of television as an instructional medium in education are considered. The role of technology in education, capabilities and limitations of television as an instructional media system and the state of ITV research efforts are discussed. Examples of various ongoing ITV programs are given and summarized. The problems involved in the three stages of the ITV process (production, distribution, and classroom utilization) are presented. A summary analysis outlines probable trends in future utilization.

  3. The Development and Evaluation of Self-Instructional Physical Science Materials Based on Piaget's Analysis of the Growth of Logical Thinking.

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    Bass, Joel Eugene

    Three self-instructional episodes for use in physical science classes were written and tested with ninth grade students. The development was based on Piaget's learning theory leading students from actions with physical apparatus to the formulation of a mathematical equation. The episodes concerned: (1) equilibrium in a balance; (2) the oscillation…

  4. Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (Project CALLA), Community School District 2 Special Alternative Instruction Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.

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    Lynch, Joanne

    Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (Project CALLA) was a federally funded program serving 960 limited-English-proficient students in 10 Manhattan (New York) elementary schools in 1992-93 its third year of operation. The project provided instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL), mathematics, science, and social studies in…

  5. An evaluation of 9-1-1 calls to assess the effectiveness of dispatch-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions: design and methodology

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    Christian Vaillancourt; Manya L Charette; Ian G Stiell; George A Wells

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of mortality in Canada, and the overall survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest rarely exceeds 5%. Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been shown to increase survival for cardiac arrest victims. However, bystander CPR rates remain low in Canada, rarely exceeding 15%, despite various attempts to improve them. Dispatch-assisted CPR instructions have the potential

  6. New England Instructional Television Research Center (NETREC).

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    Friedlander, Bernard Z.; Wetstone, Harriet S.

    Projects of the New England Instructional Television Research Center (NITREC) are summarized in a collection of papers. Objectives, rationale, and program of NETREC are defined, along with methods of formative evaluation during production. Seven videotest research projects cover methods of evaluating communicative effectiveness of primary-grade…

  7. The Use of Thinking Errors Instruction in Texas DAEPs as a Means to Improve Student Behavior 

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    Turner, Karen T.

    2010-10-12

    (TEC Chap. 37) mandates that DAEPs provide instruction in “self-discipline,” but it does not specify how this instruction is to be delivered. In addition, it does not provide for oversight or evaluation, so these requirements may be inconsistently...

  8. Programmed Instruction: FORTRAN Tutor 

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    Spinks, Colegate Villaret

    1980-01-01

    PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION: FORTRAN TUTOR A Thesis by COLEGATE VILLARET SPINES Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A6M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1988 Major Subject...: Computing Science PROCRAMMED INSTRUCTION: FORTRAN TUTOR A Thesis by COLEGATE VILLARET SPINKB Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee Mem er Member H a f Depart t December 1988 ABSTRACT Programmed Instruction: FORTRAN Tutor...

  9. ERIP application instructions

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    Watt, D.M.

    1992-01-02

    This report provides background information and instructions to assist applicants in writing Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP) applications. Initial feedback fro usage for the new instructions shows that the best instructions would not be read and followed by all applicants. Applications from more than thirty applicants who have received the new instructions indicated that few had read the instructions. Based on this feedback, the instructions have been further revised to include a title page and table of contents. A warning was also added to advise applicants of the potential penalty of delayed review if these instructions are not followed. This revision was intended to address the possibility that some applicants did not see or bother to follow the instructions which followed the background information about ERIP. Included are two examples of ERIP applications which have been prepared for handout at workshops or mailing to applicants. Writing of example applications was time consuming and more difficult than expected for several reasons: (1) Full disclosures can be lengthy, very detailed, and technical. This contrasts with the desire to prepare examples which are comparatively short and easy for the non-technical person to read. (2) Disclosures contain confidential information which should not be published. (3) It is difficult to imagine that applicants will study examples when they do not bother to read the basic instructions.

  10. Instructional Technology in Naval Training

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    Scanland, Worth

    1977-01-01

    An overview and philosophical discussion of the current use of instructional technology in naval training. This essay focuses on the process of instructional development and establishes a parallel between the concepts of instructional systems development and general management theory. (VT)

  11. Trends in Instructional Technology.

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    Brown, James W., Ed.

    This collection of five articles presents the viewpoints of experts on various aspects of the field of instructional technology (IT). Wesley C. Meierhenry traces the history of IT from its original emphasis on audiovisual media to its current concern with instructional design and the use of systems and systematic approaches. Henry T. Ingle…

  12. LOGO Based Instruction.

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    Yusuf, Mian Muhammad

    Findings of a 1989 research study on LOGO-based instruction for teaching abstract concepts of geometry are reported in an effort to encourage mathematics teachers to use the LOGO language in computer-assisted instruction. Thirty-three ninth graders (19 males and 14 females) (6 white students and 27 black students) were involved in the controlled…

  13. Quality in Instructional Television.

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    Schramm, Wilbur, Ed.

    The result of an interdisciplinary conference on the qualities of an effective instructional television program, this book reports the ideas of various participants. Two papers by broadcasters represent the producer's view of ITV; one deals with instructional television in Sweden and the other with a Nigerian project. The scholar's view is…

  14. Presentation on Instructional Objectives

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    Naz, Bibi Asia

    2009-01-01

    "Learning can be defined as change in a student's capacity for performance as a result of experience" (Kenneth D. Moore). The intended changes should be specified in instructional objectives. Viewed in this context, an objective can be defined as a clear and unambiguous description of your instructional intent. An objective is not a statement of…

  15. Instructional Program Review.

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    Austin Community Coll., TX.

    This document describes the 1993-94 program review process for Austin Community College (ACC), in Texas. First, the goals of program review are briefly reviewed and ACC's mission and instructional philosophy are set forth. The structure and process is then described, indicating that an Instructional Program Review Committee (PRC), formed of two…

  16. Computerized anatomy instruction.

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    Meals, R A; Kabo, J M

    1986-07-01

    A self-paced gross anatomy teaching package is under development using computer-generated anatomic images controlled by branching instructional software on a personal computer. The package is designed to overcome several problems encountered in the traditional study of anatomy. The capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of computer-assisted instruction are highlighted. PMID:3522034

  17. Selecting Media for Instruction.

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    Evans, L. J.

    This study was conducted to determine the effects of instruction on using a formal media selection procedure on the media selection choices made by novice instructional designers. Twenty-nine male and female graduate students enrolled in a media design course at Arizona State University participated in the study. Media design problems were used…

  18. Diagnostic Assessment in Instruction.

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    Forehand, Garlie A.; Rice, Myrtle W.

    1988-01-01

    Describes an experimental program of interactive assessment and instruction called GUIDES to Learning and Instruction, which is designed for use in college level remedial and developmental programs in writing, reading, and study skills. Highlights include microcomputer administration of measurement; response formats; feedback; validity for…

  19. Proceedings Instructions for Authors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. B. Authorsurname; C. Coauthorsurname

    Instructions for preparing papers for the 5th SEACOMP are presented. They are intended to guide the authors in preparing the electronic version of their paper. Only papers prepared according to these instructions will be published in the Proceedings. Provide an abstract of your paper no longer than 400 words.

  20. Instructions for authors revised

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul De Bičvre; Ernst-Heiner Korte

    2008-01-01

    The Instructions for Authors of ‘‘Accreditation and Quality Assurance’’ provide guidance when composing a manuscript and submitting it to the journal. To facilitate the publishing process and make it more transparent to our authors, these instructions have now been substantially revised and updated. This revision takes into account many questions over the years by our authors and requirements for standardization

  1. Instructions for Systemic Change

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    Seigel, Marika A.

    2009-01-01

    In the technical communication classroom, the received wisdom is that good instructions should "stay out of the way" of the users' engagement with technological systems. This article draws on Burke's concept of perspective by incongruity and on examples of instructions produced during the Women's Health Movement to demonstrate that sometimes…

  2. Content-Based Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    CATESOL Journal, 1992

    1992-01-01

    This English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) journal periodical devotes entire issues to specific issues. The theme of this issue is "Content-Base Instruction." Articles include: "Syllabus Design in Content-Based Instruction" (David E. Eskey); "How Relevant Is Relevance?: An Examination of Student Needs, Interests, and Motivation in the Content-Based…

  3. Culture, Instruction, and Assessment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sternberg, Robert J.

    2007-01-01

    Instruction and assessment need to be understood and thought about within the cultural context in which they occur. Educators and educational researchers may make assumptions that apply in their home culture but not elsewhere. And even different subcultures within an overall mainstream culture may have different views on instruction and…

  4. Innovative Instructional Incentive Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Banashak, Joan M.

    The Innovative Instructional Incentive Plan represents a set of goals and action strategies for implementing the school improvement plan of the Fairway Elementary School in Miramar, Florida, where instructional time was being lost due to disruptive student behavior, and where behavioral infractions were not always dealt with quickly or…

  5. Department of Defense INSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Weston, Ken

    Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 3210.7 May 14, 2004 USD(AT&L) SUBJECT: Research Integrity Regulations, Chapter 2, "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)," current edition (e and standards for the Department of Defense for the prevention of research misconduct. This Instruction

  6. Perceptions of Online Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fish, Wade W.; Gill, Peggy B.

    2009-01-01

    Online instruction has influenced how higher education redefines teaching as universities understand the significance and move towards the paradigm of online teaching and learning. Despite the benefits of online teaching, many university faculty members tend to gravitate toward instructional practices that are most comfortable to them. The purpose…

  7. FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING

    E-print Network

    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ELECTRICITY RESOURCE PLANS Mike Jaske David Vidaver Principal Authors Scott W. Matthews Deputy Director, Electricity Analysis........................................................................1 General Instructions

  8. FOCUS ON FORM INSTRUCTION: FOUNDATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND CRITICISMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alex Poole

    2005-01-01

    Focus on form instruction makes up an important part of the literature on second language acquisition research. However, few works have both summarized and critically evaluated focus on form instruction. This article seeks to fill this gap. More precisely, it reviews its main principles, and points out the difficulties of implementing this relatively new pedagogical innovation in all but a

  9. What Happens During Instruction: Is Any Metaphor Necessary?

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    Scruggs, Thomas E.; Mastropieri, Margo A.

    1998-01-01

    This commentary on C. Addison Stone's paper on the scaffolding metaphor for the learning disabilities field urges that all available literature, rather than a particular metaphor, should be used to evaluate the efficacy of instructional procedures in interpreting findings of instructional research. (Author/DB)

  10. Toward a Common Understanding of Research-Based Instructional Strategies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goodwin, Deborah; Webb, Mary Ann

    2014-01-01

    A review of available books, articles and on-line resources which deal with "Research-Based Instructional Strategies" will produce a plethora of materials which promote the effectiveness of these strategies on student achievement. Also, a perusal of classroom instruction and teacher evaluation instruments will reveal that many of the…

  11. Instructional Unit: To See or Not to See.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, Beth

    1982-01-01

    A curriculum unit on optical lenses is described for gifted students in grades two to five. Major content-related and method-related concepts are noted as are five instructional objectives. Eight sample instructional activities (using productive thinking, communication, and brainstorming skills) are described. Unit evaluation suggestions…

  12. Patterns of Implementing a District Computerized Instructional Management System.

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    Crist-Whitzel, Janet L.; And Others

    A two-part research and evaluation study was conducted to examine an elementary (K-8) school district's implementation of a computerized instructional management system, the "Computer-Managed Instruction/3000" (CMI), as a means of facilitating the assessment and updating of student mastery of 78 district-defined curricular objectives. The testing…

  13. They Teach Too: A Role for Paraprofessionals in Library Instruction.

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    Turner, Diane J.; Grotzky, Marilyn E.

    1995-01-01

    Describes the use of paraprofessional library staff at Aurora Library (Colorado) to teach part of the bibliographic instruction sessions. Highlights include strategic planning, revising the library instruction program to incorporate reduction and still meet the students' educational needs, staff attitudes, and program evaluation and changes. (LRW)

  14. A National Program for Instructional Development in Veterinary Pathology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ward, Billy, C.

    1979-01-01

    Results of a study by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists to investigate mechanisms to facilitate sharing of audiovisual programs include a content analysis in veterinary pathology, a guidebook for the preparation of instruction, 20 instructional programs, a lesson evaluation mechanism, and a proposal for sharing programs. (JMD)

  15. Tier 3 Specialized Writing Instruction for Students with Dyslexia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berninger, Virginia W.; Winn, William D.; Stock, Patricia; Abbott, Robert D.; Eschen, Kate; Lin, Shin-Ju; Garcia, Noelia; Anderson-Youngstrom, Marci; Murphy, Heather; Lovitt, Dan; Trivedi, Pamala; Jones, Janine; Amtmann, Dagmar; Nagy, William

    2008-01-01

    Two instructional experiments used randomized, controlled designs to evaluate the effectiveness of writing instruction for students with carefully diagnosed dyslexia, which is both an oral reading and writing disorder, characterized by impaired "word" decoding, reading, and spelling. In Study 1 (4th to 6th grade sample and 7th to 9th grade…

  16. Modeling Instruction: The Impact of Professional Development on Instructional Practices

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barlow, Angela T.; Frick, Tasha M.; Barker, Heather L.; Phelps, Amy J.

    2014-01-01

    Modeling Instruction holds the potential for transforming science instruction and improving student achievement. Key to the success of Modeling Instruction, however, is the fidelity of implementation of its curriculum. This qualitative study examined the impact of Modeling Instruction professional development on participating teachers'…

  17. IRBNet PI Instructions IRBNet General Submission Instructions for CUNY

    E-print Network

    Rosen, Jay

    January 17, 2013 Authored by: Angela Cartmell & Keisha Peterson #12;IRBNet General Submission InstructionsIRBNet PI Instructions IRBNet General Submission Instructions for CUNY CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK...........................................................................................................................................29 #12;IRBNet General Submission Instructions for CUNY Page 3 of 29 Last u

  18. Scalable custom instructions identification for instruction-set extensible processors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Pan Yu; Tulika Mitra

    2004-01-01

    Extensible processors allow addition of application-specific custom instructions to the core instruction set architecture. However, it is computationally expensive to automatically select the optimal set of custom instructions. Therefore, heuristic techniques are often employed to quickly search the design space. In this paper, we present an efficient algorithm for exact enumeration of all possible candidate instructions given the dataflow graph

  19. Instructional Development Report: A Program for Instructional Development at the University of North Dakota. Second Progress Report.

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    Young, Robert E.; And Others

    An evaluation of the instructional development program at the University of North Dakota (UND) over the first 2 years, and 1981-1982 (second year) expenditure data, are presented. The program, which provides resources for improved instruction and professional development of UND faculty members as teachers, involves direct service, grants, and…

  20. Getting to the point: attempting to improve juror comprehension of capital penalty phase instructions.

    PubMed

    Smith, Amy E; Haney, Craig

    2011-10-01

    This research examined the effects of several versions of capital penalty phase instructions on juror comprehension. Study One documented the impact of California's recently implemented "plain language" instruction. It showed that although the new instruction has clear advantages over the previous version, significant comprehension problems remain. Study Two evaluated several modified instructions designed to enhance comprehension. Participants heard either a standard patterned instruction or one of two alternatives-a psycholinguistically improved instruction, or a "pinpoint" instruction using case-related facts to illustrate key terms-in a simulated death penalty sentencing phase. Persons who heard modified instructions demonstrated higher levels of comprehension on virtually every measure as compared to those in the standard instruction condition. PMID:20936335

  1. Inquiry-Based Instruction

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    April D. Adams

    2004-02-01

    The term inquiry has been used to form curriculum goals, design instructional strategies, and assess learning. The term also describes what scientists do. Within the science classroom, inquiry is used to promote activity-oriented learning that reflects scientific investigation--specifically the observation, experimentation, and reasoning used by scientists. Understanding the roles between content and process in school science helps educators better understand and practice inquiry-based instruction. This article discusses the differences between four aspects of instruction: content; content with process; process with content; and process.

  2. Instructing Students on the Use of Headings as Aids in Processing Scientific Text.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brooks, Larry W.; And Others

    The present study evaluated the effectiveness of embedded headings, with and without instructions on their usage, as processing aids for text material. It was expected that the Instructions/Headings group would outperform both the Headings Only and Control (no instructions or headings) groups, and that the performance of the Headings Only group…

  3. From Better Tests to Better Texts: Instructional Design Models for Writing Better Textbooks.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reigeluth, Charles M.; Sari, Fulya

    1980-01-01

    Briefly summarizes some recent advances in instructional science and indicates how this knowledge can be used to improve the instructional quality of textbooks and other instructional materials. Procedures for developing a textbook and for evaluating a textbook are provided. (Author/MER)

  4. A Comparative Analysis of Number Sense Instruction in Reform-Based and Traditional Mathematics Textbooks

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sood, Sheetal; Jitendra, Asha K.

    2007-01-01

    This study compared number sense instruction in three first-grade traditional mathematics textbooks and one reform-based textbook ("Everyday Mathematics" [EM]). Textbooks were evaluated with regard to their adherence to principles of effective instruction (e.g., big ideas, conspicuous instruction). The results indicated that traditional textbooks…

  5. The Instructional Graphics Checklist: A Look at the Design of Graphics in Courseware.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alesandrini, Kathryn

    A recent survey of 60 commercial computer assisted instruction (CAI) programs found that most of the programmed lessons used few or no graphics to communicate the main points. An Instructional Graphics Checklist was developed to reflect the research findings about the use of pictures in instruction and to serve as an informal evaluation instrument…

  6. Instructional Design Fundamentals as Elements of Teacher Planning Routines: Perspectives and Practices from Two Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Earle, Rodney S.

    Teachers rely on mental planning throughout the design, implementation, and evaluation phases of instruction. This paper focuses on the elementary school teacher's use of instructional design (ID) skills in the planning and delivery of instruction, emphasizing the relative and "real" use of ID practices in both mental and written planning. Two…

  7. A Methodological Study of a Computer-Managed Instructional Program in High School Physics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Denton, Jon James

    The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate an instructional model which utilized the computer to produce individually prescribed instructional guides in physics at the secondary school level. The sample consisted of three classes. Of these, two were randomly selected to serve as the treatment groups, e.g., individualized instruction and…

  8. Sheltered Instruction Techniques for ELLs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pray, Lisa; Monhardt, Rebecca

    2009-01-01

    The suggestions described here to adapt instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) are based on the concept of "sheltered instruction," a model of language-support methods for instruction for ELLs derived primarily through the Sheltered Instruction Observational Protocol (SIOP) developed by Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt, and Deborah Short…

  9. Pingus Penguins: Writing Good Instructions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    GK-12 INSIGHT Program,

    Students use the free computer game Pingus to learn how engineers, specifically environmental engineers, use their technical writing skills to give instructions and follow the instructions of others. Students learn to write instructions to express their ideas in clear, organized ways using descriptive, un-ambiguous sentences, as an example of one type of technical writing that important for engineers. The students write instructions enumerating how to beat a game level, which represents surveying that level for environmental problems. As a test of their instructions, students review each others' instructions and offer suggestions for improvement, and then revise their instructions to make them better. Students also see some examples of environmental problems.

  10. Objective Based Evaluation: Macro-Evaluation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Skager, Rodney W.

    Tests are used in four ways: (1) to select; (2) to give rewards or punishments; (3) as tools in the instructional process; and (4) as macro-evaluation of instructional programs and systems. The Program for Research on Objective Based Evaluation (PROBE) is directed at developing prototypic evaluation systems in the reading area for both classroom…

  11. An occupancy-based quantification of the highly imperiled status of desert fishes of the southwestern United States.

    PubMed

    Budy, Phaedra; Conner, Mary M; Salant, Nira L; Macfarlane, William W

    2015-08-01

    Desert fishes are some of the most imperiled vertebrates worldwide due to their low economic worth and because they compete with humans for water. An ecological complex of fishes, 2 suckers (Catostomus latipinnis, Catostomus discobolus) and a chub (Gila robusta) (collectively managed as the so-called three species) are endemic to the U.S. Colorado River Basin, are affected by multiple stressors, and have allegedly declined dramatically. We built a series of occupancy models to determine relationships between trends in occupancy, local extinction, and local colonization rates, identify potential limiting factors, and evaluate the suitability of managing the 3 species collectively. For a historical period (1889-2011), top performing models (AICc) included a positive time trend in local extinction probability and a negative trend in local colonization probability. As flood frequency decreased post-development local extinction probability increased. By the end of the time series, 47% (95% CI 34-61) and 15% (95% CI 6-33) of sites remained occupied by the suckers and the chub, respectively, and models with the 2 species of sucker as one group and the chub as the other performed best. For a contemporary period (2001-2011), top performing (based on AICc ) models included peak annual discharge. As peak discharge increased, local extinction probability decreased and local colonization probability increased. For the contemporary period, results of models that split all 3 species into separate groups were similar to results of models that combined the 2 suckers but not the chub. Collectively, these results confirmed that declines in these fishes were strongly associated with water development and that relative to their historic distribution all 3 species have declined dramatically. Further, the chub was distinct in that it declined the most dramatically and therefore may need to be managed separately. Our modeling approach may be useful in other situations in which targeted data are sparse and conservation status and best management approach for multiple species are uncertain. PMID:25900520

  12. Examining First Grade Teachers' Handwriting Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arslan, Derya

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the first grade teachers' practices of handwriting instructions in terms of teaching, evaluation and handwriting difficulties. From qualitative research patterns, phenomenology was used. The study was applied to the 54 First grade teachers who work at central Burdur and Burdur county centre primary education…

  13. Student Preferences for CD-ROM Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Manzari, Laura

    1998-01-01

    Discusses library instruction in the use of CD-ROMs and describes results of a survey of CD-ROM users at C.W. Post College (NY), including characteristics of CD-ROM users, evaluating searches, advanced search techniques, learning and using the system, and changes in CD-ROM users from 1992 to 1996. (LRW)

  14. Bibliographic Instruction Trends in Canadian Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Julien, Heidi; Leckie, Gloria J.

    1997-01-01

    Describes a study that investigated how bibliographic instruction in Canadian academic libraries is evolving to meet the users' needs for information-literacy skills in light of electronic technologies and their effects on information retrieval. Discusses the teaching of critical evaluation and research strategies and the incorporation of more…

  15. Design and Implementation of Instructional Computer Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graczyk, Sandra L.

    1989-01-01

    Presents an input-process-output (IPO) model that can facilitate the design and implementation of instructional micro and minicomputer systems in school districts. A national survey of school districts with outstanding computer systems is described, a systems approach to develop the model is explained, and evaluation of the system is discussed.…

  16. Assessment of Cognitive Requirements of Instructional Materials

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hartford, Fred; Good, Ron

    1976-01-01

    Evaluates the CHEM study topics of kinetic theory of gases, phase changes, chemical bonds, and equilibrium as to the level of cognitive development required for an understanding of each subject. Advocates an assignment of topics within the range of a student's cognitive ability in an individual study format of instruction. (CP)

  17. EPIE Instructional Materials Selection

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    NASSP Bulletin, 1972

    1972-01-01

    Discusses the instructional medium of 8mm film and the incompatibility problem: standard 8 versus super 8, silent versus sound, cartridge versus reel-to-reel, optical sound versus magnetic sound, and the silent 8mm film loop. (AN)

  18. Discourse Science Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dunathan, Harmon; And Others

    1988-01-01

    Four papers on science instruction are presented: "Science as a Human Activity" (Harmon Dunathan); "Science as a Historical Process" (Robert Proctor); "Science as a Creative Process" (Robert Pollack); and "Making Science Assessible" (Walter E. Massey). (MSE)

  19. Designing Printed Instructional Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burbank, Lucille; Pett, Dennis

    1986-01-01

    Discusses the importance of identifying the audience and determining specific objectives when designing printed instructional materials that will communicate effectively and provides detailed guidelines for dealing with such design factors as content, writing style, typography, illustrations, and page organization. (MBR)

  20. Reconstructing Technical Instruction.

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    Herschbach, Dennis R.

    1998-01-01

    Gives an overview of learning as conceived in cognitive psychology and the constructivist view of instructional design. Presents applications of constructivist concepts to the learning environment for technology education. (SK)

  1. Instructional Methods TOPIC Page

    E-print Network

    1 Instructional Methods #12;TOPIC Page Case-Based Discussion 3 Concept Mapping 4 Demonstration 5 Resources 18 2 Table of Contents #12;CASE-BASED DISCUSSION (CBD) Student Role: Read cases Take on specific

  2. Instructions for Using Crutches

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Text Size Print Bookmark Instructions for Using Crutches Sizing Crutches Even if you’ve already been fitted ... Do position the crutch hand grips correctly (see “Sizing Your Crutches”) Do keep the crutch pads 11/ ...

  3. Development and application of a diagnostic instrument to evaluate grade-11 and -12 students' concepts of covalent bonding and structure following a course of instruction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Peterson, Raymond F.; Treagust, David F.; Garnett, Patrick

    This article initially outlines a procedure used to develop a written diagnostic instrument to identify grade-11 and -12 students' misconceptions and misunderstandings of the chemistry topic covalent bonding and structure. The content to be taught was carefully defined through a concept map and propositional statements. Following instruction, student understanding of the topic was identified from interviews, student-drawn concept maps, and free-response questions. These data were used to produce 15 two-tier multiple-choice items where the first tier examined content knowledge and the second examined understanding of that knowledge in six conceptual areas, namely, bond polarity, molecular shape, polarity of molecules, lattices, intermolecular forces, and the octet rule. The diagnostic instrument was administered to a total of 243 grade-11 and -12 chemistry students and has a Cronbach alpha reliability of 0.73. Item difficulties ranged from 0.13 to 0.60; discrimination values ranged from 0.32 to 0.65. Each item was analyzed to ascertain student understanding of and identify misconceptions related to the concepts and propositional statements underlying covalent bonding and structure.

  4. 7 CFR Exhibit B-1 to Subpart I of... - Instructions for Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants B Exhibit B-1...CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants Pt. 1944, Subpt...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants Exhibit B will...

  5. 7 CFR Exhibit B-1 to Subpart I of... - Instructions for Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants B Exhibit B-1...CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants Pt. 1944, Subpt...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants Exhibit B will...

  6. 7 CFR Exhibit B-1 to Subpart I of... - Instructions for Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants B Exhibit B-1...CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants Pt. 1944, Subpt...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants Exhibit B will...

  7. Application of a technology-based instructional resource in diabetes education at multiple schools of pharmacy: evaluation of student learning and satisfaction

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    Deanne L. Hall; Shelby L. Corman; Scott R. Drab; Randall B. Smith; Susan M. Meyer

    2010-01-01

    ObjectiveTo evaluate student knowledge of diabetes management and satisfaction with the course content and web-based design of DM Educate, a comprehensive diabetes course, at multiple schools of pharmacy.

  8. 7 CFR Exhibit B-1 to Subpart I of... - Instructions for Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants...Subpart I of Part 1944 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance...

  9. 7 CFR Exhibit B-1 to Subpart I of... - Instructions for Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Preparation of Evaluation Report of Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants...Subpart I of Part 1944 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture...REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) HOUSING Self-Help Technical Assistance...

  10. Evaluation of a Theory of Instructional Sequences for Physics Instruction

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    Wackermann, Rainer; Trendel, Georg; Fischer, Hans E.

    2010-01-01

    The background of the study is the theory of "basis models of teaching and learning", a comprehensive set of models of learning processes which includes, for example, learning through experience and problem-solving. The combined use of different models of learning processes has not been fully investigated and it is frequently not clear under what…

  11. Learning spreadsheets: human instruction vs. computer-based instruction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    JAMES O. HICKS Jr; SAM A. HICKS; TARUN K. SEN

    1991-01-01

    The increasing need to instruct students in the use of personal computer software, especially electronic spreadsheets, is placing greater demands on the already full university curriculum. A potential help in meeting these demands is the readily available computer-based software tutorials. In order to explore the feasibility of computer-based instruction as an alternative to human instruction, this research compares two modes

  12. Cognos Reports Instructions Step-by-step instructions for Running

    E-print Network

    Oklahoma, University of

    Cognos Reports Instructions Step-by-step instructions for Running Cognos Reports are availableZONE ALERT in this issue Volume 37 | September 19, 2011 Instructions for Using Cognos with IE9 Using Cognos': Disable This prevents Cognos from blocking File download Pop-ups (Authors: it also allows you to open some

  13. Instruct coders' manual

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Friend, J.

    1971-01-01

    A manual designed both as an instructional manual for beginning coders and as a reference manual for the coding language INSTRUCT, is presented. The manual includes the major programs necessary to implement the teaching system and lists the limitation of current implementation. A detailed description is given of how to code a lesson, what buttons to push, and what utility programs to use. Suggestions for debugging coded lessons and the error messages that may be received during assembly or while running the lesson are given.

  14. Differentiating Mathematics Instruction (monograph)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This 8-page monograph outlines the importance of differentiating math instruction and describes critical features of effective strategies. Providing learning tasks that are appropriate and within a student’s "zone of proximal development" requires a teacher to 1) focus on the key concepts to be learned, 2) assess where the student is in the instructional trajectory, and 3) design both open and parallel tasks that allow the student to advance along that trajectory. The author uses various examples to illustrate this process. A list of references and related readings is provided.

  15. Use of Humor in Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rutkaus, Michael

    1981-01-01

    Provides a summary of research on the benefits and uses of subject-matter-related humor in instructional materials, and cites comments of five experts on how to use humor in the design of instruction. Thirteen references are listed. (MER)

  16. FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING

    E-print Network

    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING RETAIL ELECTRICITY PRICE DATA Schwarzenegger, Governor #12;2 CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Mignon Marks Principal Author Ruben Tavares Project...........................................................................................................................ii Filing Instructions

  17. Instructional design and authoring software

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Greg Kearsley

    1984-01-01

    This article explores the instructional design aspects of authoring software used to develop Computer Based Instruction (CBI)\\u000a programs. The significance of following good design principles for interactive instruction is emphasized. The nature of authoring\\u000a languages and authoring systems is discussed. A series of practical considerations in using authoring software and implications\\u000a for instructional design are described. Finally, needed developments in

  18. TEELINDUSTRIAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS & PARTS MANUAL

    E-print Network

    Kleinfeld, David

    TEELINDUSTRIAL SERIES OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS & PARTS MANUAL WATER CIRCULATING PUMPS MODELS 1P899A INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL, OPERATE, OR SERVICE TEEL PUMPS. PROTECT YOURSELF. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH INSTRUCTIONS COULD RE- SULT IN PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE! RETAIN

  19. Why Choose Interactive Instructional Television?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ryan-Nicholls, Kim

    2001-01-01

    Identifies conditions under which interactive instructional television (IITV) is an appropriate choice of technology for delivering instruction in the K-12 school environment. Findings indicate that IITV is chosen as an instructional technology primarily as a mechanism for ensuring that rural students receive the same educational opportunities as…

  20. A Study in Instructional Television.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dube, Catherine

    1980-01-01

    Summarizes television research findings and theories, discusses research problems, categorizes instructional television variables, defines and describes "task relatedness," and presents the results of a survey of instructional media professionals concerning their opinions on instructional television use and their reactions to the concept of task…

  1. Research-Based Instructional Strategies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoover, Clara

    2006-01-01

    School library media specialists have four primary responsibilities: teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, and program administrator. As instructional partners, school library media specialists collaborate in designing instruction and learning activities that "reflect the best in current research and practice." Researchers at the…

  2. Multimedia System of Individualized Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Milo P.

    The multimedia instructional system used at Mt. San Jacinto College (California) provides instruction to help students achieve more of the course objectives. How to write objectives, different ways to utilize media, and individual, small group, and large group instruction are some of the topics discussed. Some advantages of this system are: (1)…

  3. Limits on Multiple Instruction Issue

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael D. Smith; Mike Johnson; Mark Horowitz

    1989-01-01

    The performance of microprocessors has increased dramatically over the past few years. Part of the performance gain has come from reducing the cycle time, while the rest has come from decreasing the average number of cycles needed to complete an instruction. Current RISC processors already achieve an instruction-execution rate of nearly one instruction per cycle (Henn 86). To continue improving

  4. Hardware and Instruction Set Architecture

    E-print Network

    Chamberlain, Roger

    pointer (IP) or program counter (PC) · Decode: figure out what instruction it is and· Decode: figure out Registers · IP is instruction pointer holds address of next instruction to be executed · FLAGS is flags of the element is the lowest address the element occupies (e.g., for a 32bit integer occupying 0x500, 0x501, 0x

  5. The Age of Online Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tenopir, Carol

    2002-01-01

    Discussion of academic library instruction focuses on helping users learn online resources. Topics include science instruction; integrating short, subject-specific online instruction into the classroom; virtual tours; long-term approaches; integrating online modules into undergraduate courses; corporate librarians' efforts; and vendors' Web-based…

  6. Supplementary Services and Guided Instruction for Graduates of High School Special Education Programs. Report and Evaluation of Project SERVE (Year 1).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Olsen, Kathlyn; Atkins, Wayne

    Presented are the results of a follow-up study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Project SERVE, a program designed to provide post high school vocational training for 13 educable mentally retarded (EMR) students. Outlined in an introductory section are a statement of the problem (total absence of post high school programming for the more…

  7. Building District Capacity for System-Wide Instructional Improvement in Jefferson County Public Schools. Working Paper. GE Foundation "Developing Futures"™ in Education Evaluation Series

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    Darfler, Anne; Riggan, Matt

    2013-01-01

    This report summarizes findings from one component of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education's (CPRE) evaluation of the General Electric Foundation's (GEF) "Developing Futures"™ in Education program in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). As described in the CPRE proposal and research design, the purpose was to…

  8. Watch, Discover, Think, and Act: Evaluation of Computer-Assisted Instruction To Improve Asthma Self-Management in Inner-City Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bartholomew, L. K.; Gold, R. S.; Parcel, G. S.; Czyzewski, D. I.; Sockrider, M. M.; Fernandez, M.; Shegog, R.; Swank, P.

    2000-01-01

    An interactive multimedia computer game to enhance self-management skills and thereby improve asthma outcomes in inner city children with asthma was evaluated. Results find that the intervention was associated with fewer hospitalizations, better symptom scores, increased functional status, greater knowledge of asthma management, and better child…

  9. The Impact of Instruction in the WWWDOT Framework on Students' Disposition and Ability to Evaluate Web Sites as Sources of Information

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zhang, Shenglan; Duke, Nell K.

    2011-01-01

    Much research has demonstrated that students are largely uncritical users of Web sites as sources of information. Research-tested frameworks are needed to increase elementary-age students' awareness of the need and ability to critically evaluate Web sites as sources of information. This study is a randomized field trial of such a framework called…

  10. Instruction Catalog Number

    E-print Network

    Lebendiker, Mario

    Affi-Gel® Protein A MAPS® II Kit Instruction Manual Catalog Number 153-6159 For Technical Service;Introduction The Affi-Gel protein A MAPS II (Monoclonal Antibody Purification System) kit provides a dramatic improvement in protein A-agarose methods for purification of mouse IgG1 from ascites fluid. When Affi-Gel

  11. Instructional Technology. IDRA Focus.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    IDRA Newsletter, 1997

    1997-01-01

    This theme issue includes five articles that focus on implementing instructional technology in ways that benefit all students, including limited-English-proficient, minority, economically disadvantaged, and at-risk students. "Cruising the Web with English Language Learners" (Laura Chris Green) presents three scenarios using the World Wide Web in…

  12. Visualization and Effective Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moonen, Jef

    1996-01-01

    Reviews the potential relationship between visualization and effective instruction. Highlights include the use of graphical user interfaces for enhancing visual communication, integrating visual communication into courseware design, theoretical principles of visual communication, empirical research needs, AIME (amount of invested mental effort),…

  13. EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY PROCEDURES

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    Spence, Harlan Ernest

    -8400 OCCUPATIONALAND ENvIRONMENTAL MEDICINE ­ NON-EMERGENCY #12;ELECTRICAL SAFETY Electrical devices must be properly ELECTRICAL SAFETY/CLINICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL SAFETY/CLINICAL ENGINEERING #12;ELECTRICAL SAFETYEMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS AND SAFETY PROCEDURES Revised January 2010 BU Boston University Medical

  14. Corpus Based Instruction.

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    Jabbhour, Georgette

    Corpus-based instruction, also referred to as corpus-based linguistics, is essentially the study of genre texts for the production of materials that fit a specific group of second language learners. For example, if a group of students is learning the language in order to read medical articles, a specific teaching program can be set up based on the…

  15. Online Forum Instructional Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Elmahdi, Ismail

    This paper presents a guide, based on the experiences of some online teachers and students at Ohio University, offering practical information for instructors who want to teach online more effectively. Online instructional tips are organized and provided in four main areas. The first area of guidelines focuses on pedagogical aspects, and discusses…

  16. Instructional Strategies [in HRD].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1995

    These four papers are from a symposium on instructional strategies that was facilitated by Joseph Kessels at the 1995 Academy of Human Resource Development (HRD) conference. "Developing Supervisory Expertise: The Effects of an Inductive versus a Deductive Training Method on the Job Behaviors of Supervisors" (Margaret C. Lohman) discusses a study…

  17. Simplifying Tennis Instruction

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    Vasil, Jay

    2005-01-01

    How many physical education programs incorporate tennis into the curriculum? How many physical educators feel proficient enough to teach tennis? Equally important, do students truly make progress when tennis is taught? Tennis instruction in secondary physical education settings is often frustrating for students and teachers alike. Many physical…

  18. Psychologism and Instructional Technology

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    Gur, Bekir S.; Wiley, David A.

    2009-01-01

    Little of the work in critical and hermeneutical psychology has been linked to instructional technology (IT). This article provides a discussion in order to fill the gap in this direction. The article presents a brief genealogy of American IT in relation to the influence of psychology. It also provides a critical and hermeneutical framework for…

  19. Home Instruction: Two Views.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Devins, Neil; Zirkel, Perry A.

    Neil Devins, in part 1 of this chapter, discusses state regulation of home instruction. A different perspective on this subject is presented by Perry A. Zirkel in part 2. Parents have claimed that state regulations deprive them of their right, protected by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, to direct their children's upbringing.…

  20. Renegotiating Vocational Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Claus, Jeff

    Numerous research studies indicate that vocational classrooms are subject to "negotiations" between students and teachers that have negative implications for instruction and learning. These negotiations can range from students offering nondisruptive behavior in exchange for a relaxation of academic standards to students offering certain behaviors…

  1. Conservation. Instructional Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jordan, Kenneth; Thessing, Dan

    This document is one of five learning packets on alternative energy developed as part of a descriptive curriculum research project in Arkansas (see note). The overall objectives of the learning packets are to improve the level of instruction in the alternative energies by vocational exploration teachers, and to facilitate the integration of new…

  2. Grammar Instruction and Technology

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    Lacina, Jan

    2005-01-01

    Much of the research literature from the past 25 years has supported the importance of teaching grammar in the context of writing instruction (Calkins, 1980; DiStefano & Killion, 1984; Weaver, 1996,1998). Unlike other content areas, practice does not make perfect when learning grammar. While isolated drill and practice of grammatical concepts may…

  3. CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT Instructions

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    Lozano-Robledo, Alvaro

    CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT Instructions: Students employed by the Office of Student Financial Aid Services must review and sign the Confidentiality Agreement each academic year. Completed forms this confidentiality agreement and agree to maintain the confidentiality of all such information. I further agree

  4. Grounds Building Emergency Instructions

    E-print Network

    de Leon, Alex R.

    Grounds Building Emergency Instructions In the event of an EMERGENCY dial 403-220-5333 for Campus and unable to safely get inside, lie in a ditch or low-lying area or crouch near a building Armed Assailant DO NOT TOUCH, MOVE, OPEN OR DISTURB THE ITEM Turn off all wireless devices as they could

  5. Guide to Instructional Videoconferencing.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Matthews, Denise; Reiss, John G.

    An instructional videoconference (IVC) is an interactive delivery mechanism for long-distance communication and education, which uses 2-way audio and 1- or 2-way video to facilitate interaction between presenters and learners who are separated by significant distance. This guide, intended for the staff of federal, state, and local programs that…

  6. Health Instruction Packages: Injections.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dunkleman, Ellie; And Others

    Text, illustrations, and exercises are utilized in this set of four learning modules designed to instruct nursing students in techniques and equipment utilized for intramuscular injections. The first module, "Equipment for Intramuscular Injections" by Ellie Dunkleman, presents guidelines for selecting needles of the proper length and gauge…

  7. 1975 Recorded Visual Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Great Plains National Instructional Television Library.

    The 1975 catalog lists recorded visual materials available through the Great Plains National (GPN) Instructional Television Library in Lincoln, Nebraska. Series and materials descriptions are provided together with the following indexes: (1) elementary, by subject matter; (2) 4-H series; (3) elementary, by grade level; (4) junior high, secondary,…

  8. Childcare Centre Emergency Instructions

    E-print Network

    de Leon, Alex R.

    .ca/emergencyplan/node/28 Last Updated: 9-Jan-14 Primary Assembly Point: Alternative Assembly Point: Shelter in Place If directed by wardens, follow their instructions Move away from the building and proceed to the Assembly at 403-220-5333 or the Police at 9-1-1 or do so yourself using a different line if possible Utilize call

  9. Computers in Composition Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shostak, Robert, Ed.

    This volume consists of nine conference papers and journal articles concerned with microcomputer applications in the teaching of writing. After a general introduction entitled "Computer-Assisted Composition Instruction: The State of the Art," by Robert Shostak, four papers are devoted to how computers may help with the writing process. In…

  10. Characteristics of Instructional Technologists.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gagne, Robert M.

    A thoroughly planned program for instructional technologists--one including selection, education, and on-the-job training--must take into consideration the competencies and characteristics desirable in such technologists. Such requirements fall into three categories: attitudes or values, specialized knowledge, and intellectual skills or…

  11. 011ECC 021814 INSTRUCTIONS

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    Grether, Gregory

    011ECC 021814 INSTRUCTIONS 1. Submit this form ONLY after you have verified through My a transcript online through MyUCLA or in person at 1113 Murphy Hall. Use this form ONLY if an Early Certificate, Attn: Certificate of Completion, 1113 Murphy Hall, Box 951429, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1429. This form

  12. Instruction Manual Terrameter LS

    E-print Network

    Instruction Manual Terrameter LS ABEM Product Number 33 3000 95 ABEM 20110630, based on release 1.8 #12;ABEM Terrameter LS #12;ABEM Terrameter LS Thank you for choosing ABEM Terrameter LS ABEM Terrameter LS1 is a state-of-the-art data acquisition system for self potential (SP), resistivity and time

  13. Department of Defense INSTRUCTION

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    Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 2040.02 July 10, 2008 USD(P) SUBJECT: International Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)) in Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (b)). b-use and defense-related technology, articles, and services, by implementing relevant portions of section 1701 et

  14. Department of Defense INSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Department of Defense INSTRUCTION NUMBER 1400.25-V810 April 12, 2005 Administratively reissued regarding civilian personnel management within the Department of Defense. b. Volume. This Volume, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field

  15. Instruction Manual MEMORY TELEPHONE

    E-print Network

    Owner's Instruction Manual PATRIOT II MEMORY TELEPHONE 2194**V0E27S #12;PATRIOT II MEMORY TELEPHONE TELEPHONE telephone.telephone.telephone.telephone.telephone. All products in the PAll products in the PAll of telephones combine the latestfamily of telephones combine the latestfamily of telephones combine

  16. Alcohol Fuels. Instructional Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jordan, Kenneth; Thessing, Dan

    This document is one of five learning packets on alternative energy developed as part of the descriptive curriculum research project in Arkansas (see note). The overall objectives of the learning packets are to improve the level of instruction in the alternative energies by vocational exploration teachers, and to facilitate the integration of new…

  17. Nuclear Energy. Instructional Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jordan, Kenneth; Thessing, Dan

    This document is one of five learning packets on alternative energy (see note) developed as part of a descriptive curriculum research project in Arkansas. The overall objectives of the learning packets are to improve the level of instruction in the alternative energies by vocational exploration teachers, and to facilitate the integration of new…

  18. Interactions of Contingencies, Instructional Accuracy, and Instructional History in Conditional Discrimination

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Martinez, Hector; Tamayo, Ricardo

    2005-01-01

    In two experiments, 40 undergraduate students were trained on conditional discrimination tasks (matching to sample) involving 1 of 4 types of instructional histories: (a) true instructions followed by false instructions; (b) false instructions followed by true instructions; (c) true instructions followed by true instructions, with a change of…

  19. An Alumni-Practitioner Review of Doctoral Level Competencies in Instructional Systems.

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    Redfield, David D.; Dick, Walter

    1984-01-01

    This description of a formative evaluation of the instructional systems doctoral program at Florida State University includes a mail survey of program graduates who were asked to rank instructional systems competencies, the questionnaire and evaluation methodology used, results of the study, and subsequent modifications to the program. (MBR)

  20. The equivalence of learning paths in early science instruction: effect of direct instruction and discovery learning.

    PubMed

    Klahr, David; Nigam, Milena

    2004-10-01

    In a study with 112 third- and fourth-grade children, we measured the relative effectiveness of discovery learning and direct instruction at two points in the learning process: (a) during the initial acquisition of the basic cognitive objective (a procedure for designing and interpreting simple, unconfounded experiments) and (b) during the subsequent transfer and application of this basic skill to more diffuse and authentic reasoning associated with the evaluation of science-fair posters. We found not only that many more children learned from direct instruction than from discovery learning, but also that when asked to make broader, richer scientific judgments, the many children who learned about experimental design from direct instruction performed as well as those few children who discovered the method on their own. These results challenge predictions derived from the presumed superiority of discovery approaches in teaching young children basic procedures for early scientific investigations. PMID:15447636

  1. Streamlining Instructional Design Process with Electronic Communication

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fan Li; Juhong Liu; Mary Ellen Pierson

    Electronic communication tools, especially e-mail, are coming to be used for more than their original communication capabilities. E-mail has been found to contain much knowledge creation and sharing relevant to organizations and groups. This study will highlight the ability to categorize e-mail and other electronic communication tools within the unique cultural context of instructional designers. The researchers propose to evaluate

  2. Instructional immediacy in elearning.

    PubMed

    Walkem, Kerrie

    2014-01-01

    Instructor immediacy has been positively associated with many desirable academic outcomes including increased student learning. This study extends existing understanding of instructional immediacy behaviours in elearning by describing postgraduate nursing students' reflections on their own experience. An exploratory, descriptive survey design was used to collect qualitative data. Participants were asked what behaviours or activities help to create rapport or a positive interpersonal connection (immediacy) between students and their online teacher(s). Thematic analysis of the data revealed three main themes: acknowledging and affirming student's personal and professional responsibilities; providing clear and timely information; and utilising rich media. These findings give lecturers insight into instructional strategies they may adopt to increase immediacy in elearning and hence improve student learning outcomes. PMID:25632711

  3. The development and evaluation of an adaptable computer aided instruction(CAI) program for acquiring problem solving skills in biochemistry on the WWW: The "BioChem Thinker".

    PubMed Central

    Hershkovitz, B.

    1997-01-01

    BioChem Thinker is a CAI program that was developed to enhance problem solving skills and ability to integrate knowledge in biochemistry for medical and dental students. The program runs on a WWW browser. BioChem Thinker is adaptable, it enables the teacher to create a new problem solving assignment, or edit existing assignments without in-depth knowledge of computer programming. This provides teachers with greater independence and flexibility so as to be able to adapt the program to their own course requirements. The program was implemented and evaluated in the 3rd year biochemistry course of The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. The tool used to develop Biochem Thinker can be utilized to develop similar CAI in other biomedical areas. PMID:9357717

  4. Interactive radio instruction: developing instructional methods.

    PubMed

    Friend, J

    1989-01-01

    The USAID has, since 1972, funded the development of a new methodology for educational radio for young children through 3 projects: the Radio Mathematics PRoject of Nicaragua, the Radio Language Arts Project of Kenya, and the Radio Science PRoject of Papua New Guinea. These projects developed math programs for grades 1-4 and English as a second language for grades 1-3; programs to teach science in grades 4-6 are now being developed. Appropriate techniques were developed to engage young children actively in the learning process. Lessons are planned as a "conversation" between the children and the radio; scripts are written as 1/2 of a dialogue, with pauses carefully timed so that written as 12 of a dialogue, with pauses carefully timed so that students can contribute their 1/2. Teaching techniques used in all 3 projects include choral responses, simultaneous individual seatwork, and activities using simple materials such as pebbles and rulers. Certain techniques were specific to the subject being taught, or to the circumstances in which the lessons were to be used. Patterned oral drill was used frequently in the English lessons, including sound-cued drills. "Deferred" oral responses were used often in the math lessons. In this method, the children are instructed to solve a problem silently, not giving the answer aloud until requested, thus allowing time for even the slower children to participate. "One-child" questions were used in both English and science: the radio asks a question to be answered by a single child, who is selected on the spot by the classroom teacher. This allows for open-ended questions, but also requires constant supervision of the classroom teacher. Songs and games were used in all programs, and extensively for didactic purposes in the teaching of English. Instructions for science activities are often more complex than in other courses, particularly when the children are using science apparatus, especially when they work in pairs to share scarce equipment, a cost-saving device developed specifically for use in the science course. PMID:12283103

  5. Machine Instruction Count Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John E. Gaffney Jr.

    1982-01-01

    The Machine Instruction Count Program (MIC Program) was originally developed in 1978 to produce 'operator' and 'operand' counts of object programs written for the AN\\/UYK-7 military computer. In 1981, its capability was expanded so that it could apply to the AN\\/UYS-1 (or “Advanced Signal Processor”) military computer. The former machine, made by UNIVAC, hosts the IBM-developed software for the sonar

  6. Assistant Director for Library Instruction (formerly Instruction Coordinator)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alex R. Hodges

    Organize, integrate and develop university-wide information literacy curriculum and assessment activities as the library's leader for instructional programming Served (2007-2008) as the team leader of the library's cross-functional, seven member Instruction Team, which was phased out in 2008's organizational restructuring Teach integrated information literacy instruction for the College Writing Program, for the University College living\\/learning community program, and for local

  7. Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education.

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    Cloud, Nancy; Genesee, Fred; Hamayan, Else

    This handbook provides a comprehensive, theoretical framework and practical guide to implementing, evaluating, administering, and maintaining a successful dual language instruction program. Practical tools include sample lessons, evaluation checklists, tables, and charts. Also provided are a list of reference materials, useful organizations,…

  8. Parallel instruction set extension identification

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel Shapiro; Michael Montcalm; Miodrag Bolic

    2010-01-01

    Modern embedded processors are often customized to accelerate native code. However, the design space exploration of hardware\\/software trade-offs is often time-intensive. To explore the design space of a processor's instruction set, simulations are utilized. Instruction set extension identification is usually performed by analyzing the basic blocks of an application in a linear fashion. We present an instruction set extension identification

  9. Future development of instructional television

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Barnett, H. J.; Denzau, A. T.; Dumolin, J. R.; Singh, J. P.

    1971-01-01

    The use of television in schools as an aid to instruction is proposed for individualized instruction, repetition for slow learners, acceleration for fast learners, and lectures from the best teachers for all students. A dedicated school district cable system, a 40 channel cable to each school and classroom, is considered. This innovation offers an opportunity for improving the quality and content of the school's instruction and for reducing the cost.

  10. Sheltered Instruction Techniques for ELLs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lisa Pray

    2009-03-01

    The suggestions described here to adapt instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs) are based on the concept of sheltered instruction , a model of language-support methods for instruction for ELLs derived primarily through the Sheltered Instruction Observational Protocol (SIOP) developed by Jana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt, and Deborah Short (2007). While the SIOP model can address various levels of English language proficiency, students at the highest level of English language proficiency, students at the highest level of proficiency will understand the objectives better than those at the earliest stages of English acquisition.

  11. The Instructional Planning Self-Reflective Tool (IPSRT): A Method for Promoting Effective Lesson Planning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Amy Baylor; Anastasia Kitsantas; Hyunmi Chung

    Abstract The Instructional Planning Self-Reflective Tool (IPSRT) offers pre-service teachers a new approach to incorporate traditional instructional planning methods. Grounded in a social cognitive theoretical perspective, the IPSRT facilitates the use of self-regulatory strategies, specifically self-monitoring and self-evaluation processes, in lesson planning. Given that instructional planning is an essential foundation for educational technology, this tool has implications for enhancing,the training

  12. Effects of Instructional Events in Computer-Based Instruction

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    Martin, Florence; Klein, James; Sullivan, Howard

    2004-01-01

    Forty years ago, Robert Gagne published the first edition of his book The Conditions of Learning (1965) in which he proposed nine events of instruction that provide a sequence for organizing a lesson. These events remain the foundation of current instructional design practice (Reiser, 2002; Richey, 2000). They represent desirable conditions in an…

  13. Lesson 1: Classroom Instructions rudia repeat

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    Lesson 1: Classroom Instructions rudia repeat mwalimu teacher profesa professor mwanafunzi student mention tamka pronounce soma read; study andika write Classroom Instructions [maagizo ya darasani] #12;Lesson 1: Classroom Instructions andika kwa Kiswahili write in Kiwahili tafadhali soma please read

  14. 40 CFR 90.128 - Installation instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... (c) Provide instructions in writing or in an equivalent format. For...instructions on a publicly available Web site for downloading or printing. If you do not provide the instructions in writing, explain in your application...

  15. Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit (SIDRU)

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    Argerami, Martin

    Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit (SIDRU) 25th ANNUAL REPORT 2009 2010 Saskatchewan Instructional Development & Research Unit Faculty of Education: SIDRU@uregina.ca #12; CONTENTS SASKATCHEWAN INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH UNIT

  16. Assessment of Instructional Terms (AIT).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alparaque, Idrenne; Fagan, William T.

    Designed to grade children's knowledge of commonly used instructional terms in a particular language arts program, the AIT consists of a verbal part and a situational part. Each part assesses the same commonly used instructional terms: word, begin, letter, name, makes sense, beginning sounds, print, trace, capital letter, rhyme, period, stands…

  17. Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kelly, Gretchen

    2013-01-01

    Low achievement on standardized tests may be attributed to many factors, including teaching methods. Differentiated instruction has been identified as a teaching method using different learning modalities that appeal to varied student interests with individualized instruction. The purpose of this quantitative study was to compare whole-group…

  18. Practical Electronics. Technical Instruction Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Systems Operation Support, Inc., King of Prussia, PA.

    This student instruction manual was developed as a part of "A Study of The Effectiveness of a Military-Type Computer-Based Instructional System When Used in Civilian High School Courses in Electronics and Auto Mechanics." (VT 006 916). The material emphasizes a troubleshooting strategy for repair of equipment based upon a logical and systematic…

  19. An Assessment of Instructional Television.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Instructional Television Center, Bloomington, IN.

    From 1966 through 1968, National Instructional Television (NIT) examined the status and potential of television in subjects where the medium was most extensively used. This collection is composed of eight historical reports of conferences on different subject matter areas; together, they present an analysis and appraisal of instructional

  20. Instructional Television; Bold New Venture.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burke, Richard C., Ed.

    Instructional television, an innovation in education, is viewed in its practical aspects by this book, which presents the separate thoughts of eight persons who have had extensive experience with some aspect of instructional television. The role of television in education is considered, with separate chapters providing added detail for both…

  1. Preschoolers’ Viewing of Instructional Television

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ronald W. Henderson; Richard J. Rankin

    1986-01-01

    The structural relations among viewing behaviors, viewing conditions, background characteristics, and intellectual ability to preschoolers’ learning from instructional television were investigated. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups who viewed tapes designed to teach seriation concepts. Subjects viewed in groups of four, in dyads, or individually. Instructional outcomes were not affected by treatment condition, so data were

  2. A Primer on Instructional Coaches

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knight, Jim

    2005-01-01

    The pressure to improve the quality of instruction in schools may be higher today than at any other time in the history of U.S. education. To respond to this urgent demand, schools across the nation are hiring instructional coaches (ICs), even though there is little published research that shows what works and what does not work when it comes to…

  3. Making Bio-Diesel Instructions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Brown, Matthew

    These lab instructions provide teachers with the information needed to set up a lab session to make a diesel fuel alternative from a biologically-based oil. Extensive instructions are provided. The guide may be downloaded in PDF file format. Users must create a free login to access the presentation.

  4. Instructional Design. [SITE 2001 Section].

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boger, Stephanie, Ed.

    This document contains the papers on instructional design from the SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education) 2001 conference. Topics covered include: an adaptive e-framework for teacher training; assessing the integration of technology into the curriculum; promoting instructional planning; learning and using World Wide Web page…

  5. Library Instruction 2.0

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bridgewater, Rachel; Deitering, Anne-Marie; Munro, Karen

    2009-01-01

    At the 2008 ALA Annual Conference, a wonderful Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) preconference was presented entitled "Library Instruction 2.0: Building Your Online Instruction Toolkit". The presentation was enlightening and provided numerous and valuable recommendations for Web 2.0 sites that can facilitate and enliven library…

  6. Instructional Technologists Discovering, Sharing, Preparing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Luterbach, Kenneth J.

    2012-01-01

    This article identifies the instructional technology programs offered in the College of Education at East Carolina University. Additionally, this article briefly discusses technological and pedagogical factors that influence work pursued in the instructional technology field today, which leads to introductions of the articles in the issue. Lastly,…

  7. Social Science Instructional Modules Workshop.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nelson, Elizabeth; Nelson, Edward

    The five instructional packages in this collection were created by faculty members in the California State Universities to introduce students--and even faculty--to the easy steps involved in working with computers in instructional settings. Designed for students and faculty in entry-level courses who have little or no background in quantitative…

  8. Williams College Courses of Instruction

    E-print Network

    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    -campus students must register online with SELFREG. 1) A course in which registration is deemed insufficient mayWilliams College Courses of Instruction 2013-2014 #12;1 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION 2013-2014 COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM Courses designated by a single number are semester courses. Year courses are designated

  9. Williams College Courses of Instruction

    E-print Network

    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    -campus students must register online with SELFREG. 1) A course in which registration is deemed insufficient mayWilliams College Courses of Instruction 2012-2013 April 23, 2012 Edition #12;1 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION 2012-2013 COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM Courses designated by a single number are semester courses. Year

  10. Instructional Technology: The Chinese Approach.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, William F.

    1989-01-01

    Describes the current state of instructional technology in Chinese universities. Topics discussed include organizational patterns in audiovisual centers; the use of various media, including film, videotapes, overhead projectors, and television; the use of technology in language instruction; audiovisual equipment and appropriate technology; and…

  11. Instructional Activities in Personal Economics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eddinger, Suzanne S.; Van Sickle, Ronald L.

    This publication, a collection of instructional activities with decision-making as the main focus, is correlated to the "Give and Take" video/film series developed for a consortium of state and provincial education agencies. Presented are concepts related to the risks in taking advantage of economic opportunities, and instructional activities…

  12. Cognitive Approaches to Automated Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Regian, J. Wesley, Ed.; Shute, Valerie J., Ed.

    This book contains a snapshot of state-of-the-art research on the design of automated instructional systems. Selected cognitive psychologists were asked to describe their approach to instruction and cognitive diagnosis, the theoretical basis of the approach, its utility and applicability, and the knowledge engineering or task analysis methods…

  13. Agricultural Education--Instructional Materials.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational and Technical Education.

    This compilation presents over 950 resumes of instructional materials in agricultural education, which have appeared quarterly in "Abstracts of Instructional Materials in Vocational and Technical Education" (AIM), Fall 1967 through Fall 1971. Resumes cover a broad range of fields and occupations, such as agribusiness, agronomy, animal and plant…

  14. Computerized Instruction in Undergraduate Geography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fielding, Gordon J., Ed.; Rumage, Kennard W., Ed.

    Different approaches to using computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in teaching geography are presented in this collection of papers. The first paper overviews the use of computers in undergraduate instruction. Next is a paper on a program at the University of Iowa which was designed to introduce students to some of the basic principles associated…

  15. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR LOW ACHIEVERS.

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    BRAZZIEL, WILLIAM F.

    CULTURALLY DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN CAN LEARN WELL WHEN THEY ARE OFFERED A REALISTIC CURRICULUM AND REALISTIC MATERIALS OF INSTRUCTION. EDUCATIONAL DEMANDS FROM PRESCHOOL THROUGH ADULT EDUCATION REQUIRE DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS TO PROPERLY EDUCATE LOW ACHIEVERS REGARDLESS OF THEIR BACKGROUNDS. PUBLISHERS SHOULD AID THE COMMUNITY IN THEIR…

  16. The Politics of Language Instruction.

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    Redfield, James

    1989-01-01

    The negotiation and legitimation of academic values are explored through a discussion of a university foreign language department's definition of foreign language requirements, curricular and instructional needs and methods, and staff requirements. The instructional staff's lack of power in defining the program limited their ambition and…

  17. The Principal as Instructional Leader.

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    Ellis, Thomas I.

    1986-01-01

    Effective schools research has verified that schools are rarely effective unless the principal is a proficient instructional leader. This article summarizes five recent studies examining the practices and qualities comprising good instructional leadership. A Seattle study by Richard L. Andrews disclosed a statistical correlation between student…

  18. Adaptive Instructional Planning Using Ontologies

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    Pythagoras Karampiperis; Demetrios G. Sampson

    2004-01-01

    Adaptive instructional planning or sequencing is recognized as one of the most interesting research questions in intelligent learning management systems. In this paper, we address the adaptive learning object sequencing problem in intelligent learning management systems proposing a concrete methodology based on the use of ontologies and learning object metadata. The result is a generic Instructional planner capable of serving

  19. FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ELECTRIC

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    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION ENERGY COMMISSION Mark Hesters Principal Author Robert Strand Manager ENGINEERING OFFICE Terrence O.............................................................................................................. 1 Filing Instructions

  20. Evaluation of the NJROTC Multimedia Instructional System.

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    Devin, Phillip D.; Robyn, Abby E.

    The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) provides high school students with academic training and military leadership experience. The academic portion of the program consists of a 4-year naval science curriculum that includes these subjects: naval history, sea power, maritime geography, navigation, citizenship, oceanography,…

  1. Internet-based instruction in college teaching

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Flickinger, Kathleen Anne

    Distance education and Internet instruction are increasingly being used in college science teaching. In an effort to reach more students, Iowa State University's Human Anatomy and Physiology course was offered via Internet as well as via traditional lecture format. To assess the educational ramifications of this offering, three studies were conducted. In the first study, a collective case study approach was utilized to describe the learning environment created by an Internet-based college science course. In this study, three students were followed as they worked their way through the course. Collective case study methodologies were used to provide a rich description of the learning environment experienced by these students. Motivation, computer savvy, and academic and personal self-confidence appeared to impact the satisfaction level of the students enrolled in the class. To evaluate the effectiveness of the learning environment offered through the Internet-based science course, a quantitative comparison study was undertaken. In this study a comparison of achievement scores and study habits between students enrolled in the Internet-based class and those enrolled in the traditional section was made. Results from this study indicated that content understanding and retention did not appear to be effected by the type of instruction. Desirable study habits were reportedly used more frequently in the Internet section of the class than in the traditional class. To complete the description of the Internet course experience, a qualitative examination of Internet instructors' time commitment and level of teaching satisfaction was conducted. Data for this study consisted of interviews and researcher observations. Instructor time-on-task was initially quite high, and remained above the average spent on average face-to-face instruction in subsequent semesters. Additionally the role of the faculty member changed dramatically, causing some lessening of job satisfaction. Taken as a whole, these three approaches to understanding the phenomenon of Internet science instruction reveal that the experience of learning science on the Internet can be a viable alternative for diverse learners. Students can learn science on-line at an achievement level that is equal to or better than students in a traditional course. Moreover, such courses may stimulate increased student interest in science and on-line learning. The results of this research indicate that Internet-based courses change the nature of instructional tasks. Instructors spend more time preparing for Internet-based courses than traditional courses; however, the majority of course preparation is associated with technical issues. These technical issues and changes in the nature of instructional tasks will have to be addressed by higher educational institutions.

  2. The Effect of Single-Sex Instruction in a Large, Urban, At-Risk High School

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    Bobby H. Hoffman; Barbara A. Badgett; Robert P. Parker

    2008-01-01

    The authors used mixed methods to evaluate over 2 years the effectiveness of single-sex instruction (SSI) on achievement outcomes, instructional practices, teacher efficacy, student behaviors, and classroom culture in an urban, at-risk high school primarily composed of individuals from disadvantaged populations. Students grouped according to sex in algebra and English classes were compared with coeducational students by assessment of course

  3. Medical education as a science: The quality of evidence for computer-assisted instruction

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    Gerard S. Letterie

    2003-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: A marked increase in the number of computer programs for computer-assisted instruction in the medical sciences has occurred over the past 10 years. The quality of both the programs and the literature that describe these programs has varied considerably. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the pub- lished literature that described computer-assisted instruction in medical education and

  4. Development of Community College Instructional Modules for Biology and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy.

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    Vasiliauskas, Jura B.

    A project was undertaken to: (1) formulate objectives for a biology unit dealing with frog dissection and vertebrate anatomy, (2) on the basis of these objectives, develop self-instructional modules utilizing audio-visual and printed instructional materials, and (3) formulate instruments for the evaluation of the modules. The rationale for the…

  5. Corrective Reading, Corrective Mathematics and Bilingual Instruction of Pregnant School Age Girls.

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    Strum, Irene

    This is an evaluation of a program designed to provide continuity of instruction in reading and mathematics for pregnant school age girls in New York City. The program was designed to provide instruction for monolingual and bilingual (English-Spanish) students. Selected students were two or more years retarded in reading and/or mathematics.…

  6. DEGREE OF CONSTRUCTED-RESPONSE INTERACTION IN COMPUTER-BASED PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION

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    KALE M. KRITCH; DARREL E. BOSTOW

    1998-01-01

    This investigation evaluated the importance of frequent responding in computer-based programmed instruction. Instructional computer programs that taught the use of an authoring language were administered to 155 undergraduate college students. One group experienced frequent (dense) situations requiring them to supply key components of the subject taught. A second group experienced half as many response requirements, and a third ''passive'' group

  7. Emergent Intraverbal Responses VIA Tact and Match-to-Sample Instruction

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    Grannan, Leigh; Rehfeldt, Ruth Anne

    2012-01-01

    The present investigation evaluated the effectiveness of category tact and match-to-sample instruction in facilitating the emergence of intraverbal responses (i.e., naming several items belonging to a specific category) for 2 children with autism. Results demonstrated the emergence of untaught responses, suggesting an effective instructional

  8. How Can We Assess Computer-Assisted Reading and Writing Instruction?

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    Krauthamer, Helene

    This paper addresses the lack of evaluative resources for computer-assisted reading and writing instruction (CARWI). It begins by discussing the benefits, drawbacks, and effectiveness of computer-based instruction. It then describes types of CARWI packages, including: (1) writing process software; (2) electronic handbooks; (3) interactive…

  9. Perceptions of Elementary Teachers on the Instructional Leadership Role of School Principals

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    Yavuz, Mustafa; Bas, Gokhan

    2010-01-01

    In this research, elementary school principals' instructional leadership behavior was evaluated based on the perceptions of elementary school teachers. The research is believed to contribute to the development of instructional leadership behavior of elementary school principals for the development of school organization. A "semi-structured…

  10. An Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Reading Interventions in a Small Group Reading Instruction Context

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    Christine M. Bonfiglio; Edward J. Daly III; Michael Persampieri; Melissa Andersen

    2006-01-01

    The current study examined the effects of several combinations of instructional and motivational interventions on oral reading fluency in the context of small group reading instruction. A treatment package consisting of acquisition, fluency, and motivational components was examined and then dismantled. Results were evaluated individually for each participant using a multiple-probe design in order to identify the most effective, yet

  11. Assigning Student Leaders: Decreasing Interruptions during Teacher-Led Small-Group Instruction

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    Coles, Jeremy T.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Best, Tiffany L.; Wood, Allison; Luna, Elisa; Adcock, Wes

    2013-01-01

    The authors used a withdrawal design to evaluate an intervention designed to decrease interruptions during small-group instruction in a Kindergarten class. A new rule was put into place; during teacher-led small-group instruction, those not in the small group were required to address questions to designated student leaders, as opposed to…

  12. Implementation of a District Computerized Instructional Management System: Barriers and Facilitators.

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    Terry, Patricia D.; And Others

    A two-part research and evaluation study was conducted to examine an elementary (K-8) school district's implementation of a computerized instructional management system, the "Computer-Managed Instruction/3000" (CMI), as a means of facilitating the assessment and updating of student mastery of 78 district-defined curricular objectives. The testing…

  13. DO THE INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS OF PAKISTANI MEDICAL JOURNALS CONVEY ADEQUATE GUIDANCE FOR AUTHORSHIP CRITERIA?

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    Abdul Samad; Tariq Wahab Khanzada; Ali Akbar Siddiqui

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To analyze authorship guidance in the instructions to authors provided by Pakistani medical journals. Methodology: This study of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) indexed journals was conducted at Isra University, Hyderabad in June-July 2009. Instructions to authors of these journals were evaluated for the authorship guidance by two investigators separately. Analyses of discrepancies between two investigators were resolved

  14. DLI-IBM Joint Feasibility Study in Computer-Assisted Foreign Language Instruction. Final Report.

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    Adams, Edward N.; Rosenbaum, Peter S.

    This document is the final report on a study of the use of computer assisted instruction (CAI). The objective of the study was to evaluate the potential applicability and usefulness of CAI in the instructional environment of the Defense Language Institute (DLI). The operational phases of the study were implemented in the Russian Aural…

  15. The Code of Professional Conduct: Instructional Impact on Accounting Students' Ethical Perceptions and Attitudes.

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    Ward, Suzanne Pinac; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Using the Code of Professional Conduct, 53 accounting students evaluated the ethical acceptability of accountants in case studies. Ethics instruction appeared to alter student perceptions of ethical behavior. Because time after instruction was an important factor, increased professional socialization was recommended. (SK)

  16. An Analysis of Individual Teachers' Development of Instruction Based on ClassScape Program Data

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    Parker, Jason L.

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation was designed to examine and assess the effectiveness of the ClassScape formative assessment tool on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction at a rural middle school in western North Carolina. The teachers had the ClassScape program for 3 years, but were not using the program to plan future instruction. The…

  17. An Instructional Design Theory for Interactions in Web-Based Learning Environments.

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    Lee, Miyoung; Paulus, Trena

    This study developed and formatively evaluated an instructional design theory to guide designers in selecting when and how to utilize interactions as instructional methods in a Web-based distance learning higher education environment. Research questions asked: What are the types and outcomes of interactions between participants in a Web-based…

  18. An Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Reading Interventions in a Small Group Reading Instruction Context

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    Bonfiglio, Christine M.; Daly, Edward J., III; Persampieri, Michael; Andersen, Melissa

    2006-01-01

    The current study examined the effects of several combinations of instructional and motivational interventions on oral reading fluency in the context of small group reading instruction. A treatment package consisting of acquisition, fluency, and motivational components was examined and then dismantled. Results were evaluated individually for each…

  19. A Design Study of a Multimedia Instructional Grammar Program with Embedded Tracking

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    Koehler, Natalya A.; Thompson, Ann D.; Phye, Gary D.

    2011-01-01

    This is a design study meant to demonstrate the feasibility of integrating three rather different theoretical perspectives for future efforts in multimedia instructional design. A multimedia instructional grammar program contextualized within the teaching of English as a Second Language (ESL) was developed and evaluated. The program design was…

  20. An Overview of Design, Implementation, and Transfer Considerations for the International Use of Instructional Video.

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    Nelson, John E.

    The first of five sections in this paper describes the role of the Agency for Instructional Technology (AIT) in the formation of consortia for the development of curricula and the production of learning materials using electronic technologies in the United States and Canada. The processes of instructional design and formative evaluation adopted by…

  1. Designing Coherent Science Education: Implications for Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy. Technology, Education--Connections (TEC) Series

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    Kali, Yael, Ed.; Linn, Marcia, Ed.; Roseman, Jo Ellen, Ed.

    2008-01-01

    This edited collection synthesizes current research on the most promising methods and models for designing coherent science instruction. Arising from the National Science Foundation-funded Delineating and Evaluating Coherent Instructional Designs for Education (DECIDE) project, this volume combines the insights of researchers from two Centers for…

  2. In-Depth Analysis of Handwriting Curriculum and Instruction in Four Kindergarten Classrooms

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    Vander Hart, Nanho; Fitzpatrick, Paula; Cortesa, Cathryn

    2010-01-01

    The quality of handwriting curriculum and instructional practices in actual classrooms was investigated in an in-depth case study of four inner city kindergarten classrooms using quantitative and qualitative methods. The handwriting proficiency of students was also evaluated to assess the impact of the instructional practices observed. The…

  3. The Effectiveness of University Television Instruction and Factors Influencing Student Attitudes.

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    Hult, Richard E., Jr.

    1980-01-01

    The present study evaluated the effectiveness of TV v non-TV instruction and examined the effect of instructor visits to TV classes. Results indicated that student learning did not differ across instruction groups but that student attitudes were more favorable in the TV class that the instructor visited. (Author)

  4. Small Group Instruction for Students with Autism: General Case Training and Observational Learning

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    Tekin-Iftar, Elif; Birkan, Bunyamin

    2010-01-01

    A multiple-probe design across response chains and students was used to evaluate the combined instructional effects of progressive time delay, general case training, and observational learning on the food and drink preparation skills of three children with autism. All instruction was delivered in a group learning arrangement. The data suggested…

  5. Management Organization Systems Technique; A Management System for Higher Education--Instruction.

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    Wayne County Community Coll., Detroit, MI.

    Instruction is the focus of the final pamphlet in a six-part series describing the Management Organization Systems Technique (MOST). The system was designed at Wayne County Community College to determine the goals and objectives of the college and assist management in their attainment and evaluation. The instruction component of the system takes…

  6. Improving Discrete Trial Instruction by Paraprofessional Staff Through an Abbreviated Performance Feedback Intervention

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    Leblanc, Marie-Pierre; Ricciardi, Joseph N.; Luiselli, James K.

    2005-01-01

    We evaluated an abbreviated performance feedback intervention as a training strategy to improve discrete trial instruction of children with autism by three paraprofessional staff (assistant teachers) at a specialized day school. Feedback focused on 10 discrete trial instructional skills demonstrated by the staff during teaching sessions. Following…

  7. Research based instruction in the teaching of islamic education.

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    Asyafah, Abas

    2014-01-01

    In an effort to produce skilled and competent graduates, Indonesia University of Education with its motto of "producing knowledgeable, educated and religious human-beings", considers the development of required scientific attitudes, good behaviour, and strong religious values of students as an integral and important component needed to develop students' noble character and their intellectual ability. Developing such qualities requires innovative teaching and learning techniques which are enjoyable and able to motivate students. In this paper, the author seeks to answer four(4) questions: 1. How can one plan a research-based instruction for an Islamic education seminar course? 2. What are the steps considered in research-based instruction for a seminar course? 3. How is the evaluation of research-based instruction in an Islamic education seminar course? And 4. What are the weaknesses and strength of the research based instruction model in regard to facilitating an Islamic education seminar? To establish an appropriate answer to these questions, the author has used a descriptive-qualitative approach. The data have been obtained through observation, interviews and a study of relevant documents. The findings reveal that the implementation of an instruction research-based model is appropriate and applicable in the teaching of Islamic education seminar course. The study concludes that instruction research based model has the capacity to engage students and it is able to improve their problem solving skills in daily life. PMID:25674481

  8. Death Penalty Decisions: Instruction Comprehension, Attitudes, and Decision Mediators

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    Patry, Marc W.; Penrod, Steven D.

    2013-01-01

    A primary goal of this research was to empirically evaluate a set of assumptions, advanced in the Supreme Court’s ruling in Buchanan v. Angelone (1998), about jury comprehension of death penalty instructions. Further, this research examined the use of evidence in capital punishment decision making by exploring underlying mediating factors upon which death penalty decisions may be based. Manipulated variables included the type of instructions and several variations of evidence. Study 1 was a paper and pencil study of 245 undergraduate mock jurors. The experimental design was an incomplete 4×2×2×2×2 factorial model resulting in 56 possible conditions. Manipulations included four different types of instructions, presence of a list of case-specific mitigators to accompany the instructions, and three variations in the case facts: age of the defendant, bad prior record, and defendant history of emotional abuse. Study 2 was a fully-crossed 2×2×2×2×2 experiment with four deliberating mock juries per cell. Manipulations included jury instructions (original or revised), presence of a list of case-specific mitigators, defendant history of emotional abuse, bad prior record, and heinousness of the crime. The sample of 735 jury-eligible participants included 130 individuals who identified themselves as students. Participants watched one of 32 stimulus videotapes based on a replication of a capital sentencing hearing. The present findings support previous research showing low comprehension of capital penalty instructions. Further, we found that higher instruction comprehension was associated with higher likelihood of issuing life sentence decisions. The importance of instruction comprehension is emphasized in a social cognitive model of jury decision making at the sentencing phase of capital cases. PMID:24072981

  9. Death Penalty Decisions: Instruction Comprehension, Attitudes, and Decision Mediators.

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    Patry, Marc W; Penrod, Steven D

    2013-01-01

    A primary goal of this research was to empirically evaluate a set of assumptions, advanced in the Supreme Court's ruling in Buchanan v. Angelone (1998), about jury comprehension of death penalty instructions. Further, this research examined the use of evidence in capital punishment decision making by exploring underlying mediating factors upon which death penalty decisions may be based. Manipulated variables included the type of instructions and several variations of evidence. Study 1 was a paper and pencil study of 245 undergraduate mock jurors. The experimental design was an incomplete 4×2×2×2×2 factorial model resulting in 56 possible conditions. Manipulations included four different types of instructions, presence of a list of case-specific mitigators to accompany the instructions, and three variations in the case facts: age of the defendant, bad prior record, and defendant history of emotional abuse. Study 2 was a fully-crossed 2×2×2×2×2 experiment with four deliberating mock juries per cell. Manipulations included jury instructions (original or revised), presence of a list of case-specific mitigators, defendant history of emotional abuse, bad prior record, and heinousness of the crime. The sample of 735 jury-eligible participants included 130 individuals who identified themselves as students. Participants watched one of 32 stimulus videotapes based on a replication of a capital sentencing hearing. The present findings support previous research showing low comprehension of capital penalty instructions. Further, we found that higher instruction comprehension was associated with higher likelihood of issuing life sentence decisions. The importance of instruction comprehension is emphasized in a social cognitive model of jury decision making at the sentencing phase of capital cases. PMID:24072981

  10. NASA Spacelink: Instructional Materials

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    Described as an aeronautics and space resource for education, NASA's Spacelink Web site contains several links including the Instructional Materials page. Basically an online clearinghouse for NASA supplied educational material, the page contains links to various material. Visitors will find categories that include NASA educational products; online educational activities; curriculum support; multimedia products including online slide shows, video tapes, and software; and national education standards. On the multimedia page, for example, educators can find links to interactive projects, NASA pictures and images, and a site that describes the basics of using Internet multimedia. This resource is a great way to locate and use the vast amount of material the space agency produces each year.

  11. Classical Language Instruction Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Developed by Christian Wildberg at Princeton University, the Classical Language Instruction Project is designed to function as a resource for college undergraduates hoping to gain some insight into the pronunciation and elocution of ancient Greek and Latin. As the rationale for the Project states on the site: "There may be considerable debate among scholars about the most 'authentic' way to pronounce Greek or Latin; yet it is certain that the texts from the ancient world reflect a vivid and complex spoken language, not a lifeless code." With that in mind, the site features different classical scholars reading passages by a number of writers, including Homer, Plato, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, and Seneca. As the scholars read, students can follow along, view the passage in English, and pause the recording in order to develop an understanding of the text and its pronunciation. Finally, the site also includes a brief essay on rhythm and meter in Greek and Latin.

  12. Motivational Measure of the Instruction Compared: Instruction Based on the ARCS Motivation Theory vs Traditional Instruction in Blended Courses

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    Colakoglu, Ozgur M.; Akdemir, Omur

    2012-01-01

    The ARCS Motivation Theory was proposed to guide instructional designers and teachers who develop their own instruction to integrate motivational design strategies into the instruction. There is a lack of literature supporting the idea that instruction for blended courses if designed based on the ARCS Motivation Theory provides different…

  13. Reflecting Equity and Diversity. Part I: Guidelines and Procedure for Evaluating Bias in Instructional Materials. Part II: Bias Awareness Training Worksheets. Part III: Bias Awareness and Procedure Training Course.

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    Bebermeyer, Jim; Edmond, Mary, Ed.

    Reflecting a need to prepare students for working in diverse organizations, this document was developed to increase school officials' awareness of bias in instructional materials and help them select bias-free materials. A number of the examples illustrate situations dealing with diversity in the workplace. The guide is divided into three parts:…

  14. Highline Public Schools Computer-Assisted Instruction Project: A Program to Meet Disadvantaged Students' Individual Needs for Basic Skill Development: Final Report.

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    Maser, Arthur L.; And Others

    This description of a computer-assisted instruction project, which provides an alternative approach to individual instruction in basic skills for economically and educationally disadvantaged students at the secondary level, includes the results of evaluations conducted at the end of each of three school years. Instruction in priority…

  15. Experiential reward learning outweighs instruction prior to adulthood

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    Decker, Johannes H.; Lourenco, Frederico S.; Doll, Bradley B.; Hartley, Catherine A.

    2015-01-01

    Throughout our lives, we face the important task of distinguishing rewarding actions from those that are best avoided. Importantly, there are multiple means by which we acquire this information. Through trial and error, we use experiential feedback to evaluate our actions. We also learn which actions are advantageous through explicit instruction from others. Here, we examined whether the influence of these two forms of learning on choice changes across development by placing instruction and experience in competition in a probabilistic-learning task. Whereas inaccurate instruction markedly biased adults’ estimations of a stimulus’s value, children and adolescents were better able to objectively estimate stimulus values through experience. Instructional control of learning is thought to recruit prefrontal–striatal brain circuitry, which continues to mature into adulthood. Our behavioral data suggest that this protracted neurocognitive maturation may cause the motivated actions of children and adolescents to be less influenced by explicit instruction than are those of adults. This absence of a confirmation bias in children and adolescents represents a paradoxical developmental advantage of youth over adults in the unbiased evaluation of actions through positive and negative experience. PMID:25582607

  16. Experiential reward learning outweighs instruction prior to adulthood.

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    Decker, Johannes H; Lourenco, Frederico S; Doll, Bradley B; Hartley, Catherine A

    2015-06-01

    Throughout our lives, we face the important task of distinguishing rewarding actions from those that are best avoided. Importantly, there are multiple means by which we acquire this information. Through trial and error, we use experiential feedback to evaluate our actions. We also learn which actions are advantageous through explicit instruction from others. Here, we examined whether the influence of these two forms of learning on choice changes across development by placing instruction and experience in competition in a probabilistic-learning task. Whereas inaccurate instruction markedly biased adults' estimations of a stimulus's value, children and adolescents were better able to objectively estimate stimulus values through experience. Instructional control of learning is thought to recruit prefrontal-striatal brain circuitry, which continues to mature into adulthood. Our behavioral data suggest that this protracted neurocognitive maturation may cause the motivated actions of children and adolescents to be less influenced by explicit instruction than are those of adults. This absence of a confirmation bias in children and adolescents represents a paradoxical developmental advantage of youth over adults in the unbiased evaluation of actions through positive and negative experience. PMID:25582607

  17. Linking cognitive learning theory to instructional prescriptions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert D. Tennyson; Mariana Rasch

    1988-01-01

    This article presents an initial model of instructional design which directly links cognitive learning theory and instructional prescriptions. The major constructs of the model include components of the memory system, allocation of learning times by objectives and specific instructional methods. The model proposes that instructional time be divided so as to reach the educational goals of improvements in higher-order learning

  18. Competencies for Web-based Instructional Designers.

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    Parhar, Madhu; Mishra, Sanjaya

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the results of an online survey that was conducted to investigate the competencies needed for instructional designers to prepare Web-based instruction. Highlights include analytical skills; creative ideas; design ability; handling course management tools; and similarities between instructional design for traditional instruction and for…

  19. Colleague to Colleague: Deepening Instructional Practice

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    Gullen, Kristine; Chaffee, Martin

    2012-01-01

    Collaborative dialogue about instructional practices is essential to the growth of the education profession. To determine what effective instruction is and how to improve their own instructional practice, educators must clarify and publicly state their beliefs about instruction, teaching, and leadership. This is messy and complex work, and to…

  20. Content, Process, and Product: Modeling Differentiated Instruction

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    Taylor, Barbara Kline

    2015-01-01

    Modeling differentiated instruction is one way to demonstrate how educators can incorporate instructional strategies to address students' needs, interests, and learning styles. This article discusses how secondary teacher candidates learn to focus on content--the "what" of instruction; process--the "how" of instruction;…

  1. Instructional Technology Must Contribute to Productivity

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    Molenda, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Those involved in instructional technology in higher education are urged to view instructional technology as a means of improving academic productivity. Instructional technology has been used for over forty years to analyze instructional problems and design solutions that reduce costs and improve learning outcomes. The Pew Program in Course…

  2. Developing Multimedia Instructional Material for Robotics Education

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    ERIC ZHI; FENG LIU; CHAN HSIN KOU; CHUN HUNG LIN; SHAN SHAN CHENG; WEN TING CHEN

    2008-01-01

    T o develop the multimedia instructional material for robotics education, this study tried to develop a multimedia instructional material for robotics education and applied to a course to figure out the usability and utility. In this multimedia instructional material, there are four main sessions: adventure of the robot, assembly, programming, and demonstration video. The multimedia instructional material was designed to

  3. Literature-Based Instruction: Reshaping the Curriculum.

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    Raphael, Taffy E., Ed.; Au, Kathryn H., Ed.

    Making a case for the value of literature-based instruction, this book presents an overview of the extensive knowledge base supporting literature-based approaches to literacy instruction. It notes that literature-based instruction goes beyond simply changing the kinds of texts children read--also required in literature-based instruction are an…

  4. TRUPACT-II Operating and Maintenance Instructions

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    Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Waste Isolation Division

    1999-12-31

    The purpose of this document is to provide the technical requirements for preparation for use, operation, inspection, and maintenance of a Transuranic Package Transporter Model II (TRUPACT-II) Shipping Package and directly related components. This document complies with the minimum requirements as specified in the TRUPACT-II Safety Analysis Report for Packaging (SARP) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Certificate of Compliance (C of C) 9218. In the event there is a conflict between this document and the TRUPACT-II SARP, the TRUPACT-II SARP shall govern. TRUPACT-II C of C number 9218 states, ''... each package must be prepared for shipment and operated in accordance with the procedures described in Chapter 7.0, Operating Procedures, of the application.'' It further states, ''... each package must be tested and maintained in accordance with the procedures described in Chapter 8.0, Acceptance Tests and Maintenance Program of the application.'' Chapter 9 of the TRUPACT-II SARP charges the Westinghouse Electric Corporation Waste Isolation Division (WID) with assuring that the TRUPACT-II is used in accordance with the requirements of the C of C. To meet this requirement and verify consistency of operations when loading and unloading the TRUPACT-II on the trailer, placing a payload in the packaging, unloading the payload from the packaging, or performing maintenance, the U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Area Office (U.S. DOE/CAO) finds it necessary to implement the changes that follow. This TRUPACT-II maintenance document represents a change to previous philosophy regarding site specific procedures for the use of the TRUPACT-II. This document details the instructions to be followed to consistently operate and maintain the TRUPACT-II. The intent of these instructions is to ensure that all users of the TRUPACT-II follow the same or equivalent instructions. Users may achieve this intent by any of the following methods: (1) Utilizing these instructions as is, or (2) Attaching a site-specific cover page/letter to this document stating that these are the instructions to be used at their location, or (3) Sites may prepare their own document using the steps in this document word-for-word, in-sequence, including Notes and Cautions. Site specific information may be included as deemed necessary. Submit the document to WID National TRU Programs for approval. Any revision made subsequent to WID TRU Program's approval shall be reviewed and approved by WID TRU Programs. A copy of the approval letter from WID National TRU Programs should be available for audit purposes. Users shall develop site-specific procedures addressing leak testing, preoperational activities, quality assurance, hoisting and rigging, and radiation health physics to be used in conjunction with the instructions contained in this document. Users desiring to recommend changes to this document may submit their recommendations to the WID National TRU Programs for evaluation. If approved, the change(s) will be incorporated into this document for use by all TRUPACT-II users. User sites will be audited to this document to ensure compliance within one year from the effective date of this revision. This document discusses operating instructions, required inspections and maintenance for the following: TRUPACT-II packaging, and Miscellaneous packaging, special tools, and equipment. Packaging and payload handling equipment and transport trailers have been specifically designed for use with the TRUPACT-II Packaging. This document discusses the required instructions for use of the following equipment in conjunction with the TRUPACT-II Packaging: TRUPACT-II Mobile Loading Unit (MLU), Adjustable Center-of-Gravity Lift Fixture (ACGLF), and TRUPACT-II Transport Trailer. Attachment E contains the various TRUPACT-II packaging interface control drawings, leak-test and vent-port tool drawings, ACGLF drawings, and tie-down drawings that identify the various system components.

  5. Improving the Instructional Effectiveness of University Teaching Assistants: Report I

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    Marx, Ronald W.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    This is the first in a series of reports that will document the Simon Fraser University Teacher Assistant Training Program (TAT). This study reports data collected during the first semester of evaluation, and contains evidence regarding the TAs' sense of satisfaction and competence in their instructional roles and student perceptions of TAs'…

  6. Characterization versus Narration: Drama's Role in Multimedia Instructional Software

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    Cates, Ward Mitchell; Bishop, M. J.; Hung, Woei

    2005-01-01

    As part of an ongoing research program, the authors investigated the use of single-voiced narration and multi-voiced characterizations/monologues in a formative evaluation study of an instructional lesson on information processing. That lesson employed a design based on the use of content-related metaphors and a metaphorical graphical user…

  7. COMPARISON OF CONVENTIONAL AND PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION IN TEACHING COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURES.

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    JOHNSON, KIRK A.; AND OTHERS

    IN THIS STUDY, THE THIRD IN A SERIES EVALUATING PROGRAMED AND CONVENTIONAL INSTRUCTION IN THE SCHOOLS OF THE NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING COMMAND, A COMPARISON WAS MADE BETWEEN TWO VERSIONS OF THE AIRBORNE RADIO CODE OPERATOR (ARCO) COURSE. IN THE CONVENTIONAL VERSION, MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS PROCEDURES WERE TAUGHT BY MEANS OF LECTURE DISCUSSION…

  8. A Study of Instructional Best Practices in Online Mathematics

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    Tatum, Teresa A.

    2013-01-01

    This study concentrated on faculty perceptions of the instructional methods used in delivering online mathematics courses. Included in the study were mathematics instructors from 3 Florida public postsecondary institutions. A concurrent, mixed methods approach was used to evaluate instructors' self-perceived levels of implementation of the 7…

  9. Modeling a Library Media-Classroom Integrated Instructional Process.

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    Bhalla, Pam

    1987-01-01

    Describes a model for the design, implementation, and evaluation of classroom instruction in which the teacher and media specialist work together and students produce a research paper, oral report, or audiovisual presentation. Both single-facet and multi-facet interdisciplinary approaches to the application of the model are described. (CLB)

  10. Comprehensive Assessment of a Software Development Project for Engineering Instruction

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    Hall, Richard H.; Philpot, Timothy A.; Hubing, Nancy

    2006-01-01

    This paper reviews a series of formative assessment studies that were conducted to inform and evaluate a large-scale instructional software development project at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). The three-year project, entitled "Taking the Next Step in Engineering Education: Integrating Educational Software and Active Learning," was…

  11. Content-Based Instruction in Higher Education Settings

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    Crandall, JoAnn, Ed.; Kaufman, Dorit, Ed.

    2002-01-01

    Content-based instruction (CBI) challenges ESOL teachers to teach language through specialist content in institutional settings. This volume addresses CBI negotiation between ESOL teachers and subject specialists in higher education. Writers document and evaluate courses that support the subject discipline and meet the language needs of EFL and…

  12. Playing with Thinkertoys to build creative abilities through online instruction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tina L. Robbins; Kathleen Kegley

    2010-01-01

    Although the importance of teaching creativity in higher education has been widely recognized, empirical research addressing the success of such attempts, has been scant. The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate the effects of an online Creative Thinking Program. The program included a series of modules whose design, content and instructional media were conceptually based on past

  13. A Selective Bibliography on the Individualization of Foreign Language Instruction.

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    Nieman, Linda Walgreen

    This bibliography is part of a doctoral thesis entitled "Individualized Instruction: Its Effects upon Achievement and Interest in Beginning College Spanish," an evaluation of Purdue University's Paced Spanish program. The bibliography cites more than 140 books and journal articles on the theories and goals of foreign language teaching and on…

  14. Composition Instruction and Cognitive Performance: Results of a Pilot Study

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    Bugos, Jennifer; Jacobs, Edward

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a composition program, Composers in Public Schools (CiPS), on cognitive skills essential for academic success. The underlying hypothesis is that composition instruction will promote creative expression and increase performance on music-specific skills such as music reading, as well as foster…

  15. Partners in Learning: Teacher Leaders Drive Instructional Excellence

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    Duff, Victoria; Islas, M. René

    2013-01-01

    New educator evaluation systems demand a focus on effective teaching and learning while promoting the professional growth of all teachers. By identifying and leveraging the contributions of high-performing teachers as instructional leaders, problem solvers, and decision-makers to lead improvement at the classroom level, the system builds capacity…

  16. Metacognitive Instruction for Helping Less-Skilled Listeners

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    Cross, Jeremy

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on a small-scale study of the effect of metacognitive instruction on listeners' comprehension. Twenty adult, Japanese, advanced level EFL learners participated in a task sequence, or "pedagogical cycle", of predicting, monitoring, problem identification, and evaluating in each of five listening lessons aimed at promoting their…

  17. Effects of Coaching on Teacher Use of Sociocultural Instructional Practices

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    Teemant, Annela; Wink, Joan; Tyra, Serena

    2011-01-01

    This study evaluates a performance-based instructional coaching model intended to improve teacher pedagogy and classroom organization for educating diverse student populations. Elementary teachers (N = 21) participated in a 30-h workshop and seven individual coaching sessions across an academic year. The coaching model promoted use of the…

  18. Preservice Teachers' Conceptions and Enactments of Project-Based Instruction

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    Marshall, Jill A.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Martin, Taylor

    2010-01-01

    We present results of an investigation of preservice secondary mathematics and science teachers' conceptions of project-based instruction (PBI) and their enactments of PBI in apprentice (student) teaching. We evaluated their thinking and implementations within a composite framework based on the work of education researchers. We analyzed survey…

  19. Nonverbal Communication in One-to-One Music Performance Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kurkul, Wen W.

    2007-01-01

    This study explored nonverbal communication in one-to-one music performance instruction by investigating relationships among nonverbal sensitivity, nonverbal behaviors and lesson effectiveness. Subjects (N = 120) comprised 60 college teachers and 60 of their non-music major students. Using the Music Lesson Evaluation Form, lesson effectiveness was…

  20. Issues in Media Management. 1978 Series: Instructional Design. Middle Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bender, David R.

    Topics selected for this workshop reflect the growing concern for the role of the library media specialist as an integral member of the school's instructional team, working cooperatively with administrators, teachers, students, and members of the community in the evaluation, selection, and use of resources which support and enrich learning…

  1. The Effect of Instructional Technologies on the Finance Classroom

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven Dolvin; J. Michael Morgan; Mark Pyles

    Using a survey technique, we evaluate the effect of PowerPoint, online lecture notes, financial calculators, and machine readable forms (MRF) on students' assessment of the quality of instruction, perceived knowledge level, satisfaction, post-course interest in the subject, and average grade in introductory Finance courses. We also examine these opinions on a relative basis by comparing the responses of Finance majors

  2. The Instructional Values of Humanistic Educators: An Expanded, Empirical Analysis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shapiro, Stewart B.

    1987-01-01

    Expanded a previous factorial study of the writings of 40 humanistic educators by including 89 educators. Revealed two new factors--self-determined evaluation and a spiritual-transpersonal factor--as important principles of humanistic education. Confirmed the original factors, a general humanistic instructional paradigm, democratically induced…

  3. Online Strategy Instruction for Integrating Dictionary Skills and Language Awareness

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ranalli, Jim

    2013-01-01

    This paper explores the feasibility of an automated, online form of L2 strategy instruction (SI) as an alternative to conventional, classroom-based forms that rely primarily on teachers. Feasibility was evaluated by studying the effectiveness, both actual and perceived, of a five-week, online SI course designed to teach web-based dictionary skills…

  4. Instruction in a Strategy for Compare-Contrast Writing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacArthur, Charles A.; Philippakos, Zoi

    2010-01-01

    Students learned a strategy for planning, writing, and evaluating compare-contrast essays. Instruction followed the principles of self-regulated strategy development, which aims to improve knowledge about writing, strategic writing processes, self-regulation, and motivation. Six adolescent students, 3 with learning disabilities in writing and 3…

  5. Cut Copying Costs, and Improve Instruction to Boot.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Christiansen, Barbara L.

    1988-01-01

    Suggests ways for superintendents to assess instructional photocopying needs and costs and adopt workable, cost-effective procedures and guidelines. Evaluators of copy content need to consider teaching objectives, appropriateness, conceptual enrichment, alternative approaches, style, grammar, public relations effects, and possible copyright…

  6. Measurement Control Workshop Instructional Materials

    SciTech Connect

    Gibbs, Philip [Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Crawford, Cary [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); McGinnis, Brent [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States) and Insolves LLC

    2014-04-01

    A workshop to teach the essential elements of an effective nuclear materials control and accountability (MC&A) programs are outlined, along with the modes of Instruction, and the roles and responsibilities of participants in the workshop.

  7. Trouble-Shooting Instructional Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vedros, Ralph G.; Foster, Ray E.

    1981-01-01

    Describes a new method designed to identify defects in existing instructional programs so that ineffective parts may be repaired, and poor programs may be replaced with better ones. Four references are listed. (MER)

  8. Instructional Program for Forest Rangers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knudsen, Walter R.

    1970-01-01

    Describes program offerings, student enrollment, curriculum, employment opportunities, placement of graduates, and work experience at an institution utilizing five full-time foresters and one consultant on its instructional staff. (DM)

  9. Computer Assisted Instruction for Equilibrium.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berry, Gifford L.

    1988-01-01

    Describes two computer assisted tutorials, one on acid ionization constants (Ka), and the other on solubility product constants (Ksp). Discusses framework to be used in writing computer assisted instruction programs. Lists topics covered in the programs. (MVL)

  10. Zoology by Self-Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roach, Keith; Hammond, Roger

    1976-01-01

    A historical account is given of how a conventional university first-year undergraduate course in zoology has been replaced by a self-instructional one. Advantages and problems are weighed, and successful student achievement and interest are described. (LBH)

  11. Instructions for Authors - Paper Title

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jane M. Doe; John Doe

    2009-01-01

    These instructions are the guidelines for preparing pa- pers for IFSA2009 and EUSFLAT2009. Use this document as the template if you are using Latex. Otherwise, use this document as an instruction set. Define all symbols used in the abstract. Do not cite references in the abstract. Paper size is A4. Page margins are 1,78 cm top and down; 1,65 cm

  12. 30 CFR 19.13 - Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC CAP LAMPS § 19.13 Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design. All approvals are granted with the...

  13. 30 CFR 19.13 - Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC CAP LAMPS § 19.13 Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design. All approvals are granted with the...

  14. 30 CFR 20.14 - Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC MINE LAMPS OTHER THAN STANDARD CAP LAMPS § 20.14 Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design. All approvals are granted with the...

  15. 30 CFR 20.14 - Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS ELECTRIC MINE LAMPS OTHER THAN STANDARD CAP LAMPS § 20.14 Instructions for handling future changes in lamp design. All approvals are granted with the...

  16. The Idaho K-8 Teacher Networking Project: Using the Internet To Improve K-8 Science Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gammon, Steven D.; Hutchison, Sharon G.; Waller, Brenda E.; Tolbert, Robert W.

    1999-01-01

    Describes a summer science course in which an Internet-based computer network that allows elementary teachers to interact with each other and encourage more science instruction is designed, modeled, and evaluated. Contains over 20 references. (WRM)

  17. An instructional design guide for web-based physics courses 

    E-print Network

    Ozmetin, Ali Esad

    2002-01-01

    Chat tool 35 Ivlail 12 Whiteboard 38 Student homepages 39 14 Presentation tool 40 15 Quiz preparation tool 42 17 Self test tool Assignments 44 CHAPTER I INTRODI'CTION A. Defining Web-Based Instruction IVeb-based instruction is often defined... and the overall design of the material. [19, 20] 1. Beta testing Xo matter how experienced and knowledgeable the designer is or how many times he or she has performed the self evaluation, there is always room for improvcuncnt. Therefore, the main goal of Beta...

  18. Evaluation Plan.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.

    The services of the Regional Prescriptive Instruction Center are evaluated using varied approaches. Student performance measures will be obtained in the areas of reading, spelling and mathematic skills, as well as behavior ratings in terms of classroom adjustments. These measures will be administered in a pre-post test fashion with a 60 school day…

  19. When and Why Does Mastery Learning Work: Instructional Experiments with ACT-R \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Benjamin Maclaren; Kenneth R. Koedinger

    2002-01-01

    Research in machine learning is making it possible for instructional developers to perform formative evaluations of different\\u000a curricula using simulated students (VanLehn, Ohlsson & Nason, 1993). Experiments using simulated students can help clarify\\u000a issues of instructional design, such as when a complex skill can be better learned by being broken into components. This paper\\u000a describes two formative evaluations using simulated

  20. Mission Possible CD ROM: instructional tool for preceptors.

    PubMed

    Parker, Francine M; Lazenby, Ramona B; Brown, Jennifer L

    2012-07-01

    Senior student preceptorship is a vital clinical component of many baccalaureate nursing curricula providing a one-on-one partnership with a registered nurse with clinical expertise. Experiential data and literature review support the preceptor's need for guidance with student assessment and evaluation strategies. This article reports on research conducted to assess the perceived increase in a preceptor's knowledge after viewing an author developed instructional CD, Mission Possible CD ROM: Instructional Tool for Preceptors. The results suggest that perceived knowledge increased; however, the lack of time to view the CD was an issue for the majority of the nurse preceptor participants. More research is warranted to build on current literature regarding instructional strategies of benefit to a nurse in the preceptor role. PMID:21925776

  1. Instructional Treatments, Presenter Types, and Learner Characteristics as Significant Variants in Instructional Television for Adults

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    Brown, Robert D.; And Others

    1975-01-01

    The effectiveness for adults of several instructional television segments is assessed. The results have significant implications for those doing programming for instructional television for adults. (Author/DEP)

  2. [PIC Program Evaluation Forms.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Short, N. J.

    These 4 questionnaires are designed to elicit teacher and parent evaluations of the Prescriptive Instruction Center (PIC) program. Included are Teacher Evaluation of Program Effectiveness (14 items), M & M Evaluation of Program Implementation (methods and materials specialists; 11 items), Teacher Evaluation of Program Effectiveness--Case Study…

  3. A self-instructional manual for installing low-cost/no-cost weatherization materials: Experimental validation with scouts

    PubMed Central

    Pavlovich, Mark; Greene, Brandon F.

    1984-01-01

    In this study, we describe the development and evaluation of a self-instructional program for installing 10 low-cost/no-cost weatherization materials (e.g., weatherstripping, caulking). This program was a weatherization and retrofit manual (WARM) providing step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Boy and Girl Scouts participated and used either the WARM or existing product instructions (EPI) to apply the materials. Scouts installed the materials properly only when they used the WARM. PMID:16795671

  4. A self-instructional manual for installing low-cost/no-cost weatherization materials: Experimental validation with scouts.

    PubMed

    Pavlovich, M; Greene, B F

    1984-01-01

    In this study, we describe the development and evaluation of a self-instructional program for installing 10 low-cost/no-cost weatherization materials (e.g., weatherstripping, caulking). This program was a weatherization and retrofit manual (WARM) providing step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Boy and Girl Scouts participated and used either the WARM or existing product instructions (EPI) to apply the materials. Scouts installed the materials properly only when they used the WARM. PMID:16795671

  5. Differentiating science instruction: Success stories of high school science teachers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Maeng, Jennifer Lynn Cunningham

    This study investigated the characteristics and practices of high school science teachers who differentiate instruction. Specifically teachers' beliefs about science teaching and student learning and how they planned for and implemented differentiated instruction in their classrooms were explored. Understanding how high school science teachers differentiate instruction fills a gap in the literature. Participants included 7 high school science teachers purposefully selected from 4 different schools located in three school districts in a mid-Atlantic state. Data was collected during the spring of 2010 and fall of 2011 and occurred in two phases. For all 7 participants, data included one one-hour semi-structured interview and field notes from a minimum of four 90-minute classroom observations. Each classroom observation was scored using the validated Differentiated Instruction Implementation Matrix-Modified (DIIM-M), which evaluated participants' proficiency in differentiating instruction. The DIIM-M was analyzed using descriptive statistics and triangulated with field notes. This analysis led to the identification of a single teacher, Diane, for in-depth case study. Case study data included approximately two hours of semi-structured interview responses, 37.5 hours of classroom observations of Diane's Ecology and Biology classes, relevant instructional materials, and other artifacts. This variety of data allowed for triangulation of the evidence. Data were analyzed using a constant comparative approach (Lincoln & Guba, 1985). Results indicated that Diane consistently integrated complex learning profile differentiation strategies; however, she differentiated less frequently for readiness and interest. Technology-enhanced formative assessment played an integral role in planning and implementing lessons differentiated for readiness. Diane's content knowledge, self-efficacy, administrative support, and alignment between beliefs and the philosophy of differentiated instruction promoted differentiation practices. Lack of planning time and professional development and a high-stakes testing culture were barriers to full enactment of differentiation. These findings suggest that differentiated instruction is feasible in high school science classes with professional development and encouragement from administrators. Most significantly, this study provides practical strategies for in-service science teachers beginning to differentiate instruction and recommendations for professional development and preservice science teacher education. Future research should explore student outcomes and ways to support effective formative assessment and readiness differentiation among high school science teachers.

  6. Development and Exchange of Instructional Resources in Water Quality Control Programs, IV: Selecting Instructional Media and Instructional Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Durham, W. Harry; And Others

    This document is one of a series of reports which reviews instructional materials and equipment for water and wastewater treatment plant personnel. A system is presented to assist in standardizing the production of lesson plans and instructional materials in the water quality control field. A procedure for selecting appropriate instructional media…

  7. Instructional Effectiveness: Implications for Effective Instruction of Handicapped Students. Monograph No. 4. University of Minnesota Instructional Alternatives Project.

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    Christenson, Sandra L.; And Others

    The monograph summarizes findings from literature concerned with instructional effectiveness and applies those findings to the education of handicapped students. Emphasis is given to the relationship between instructional variables and positive academic outcomes for students. Characteristics of effective instruction for regular education,…

  8. 46 CFR 160.174-15 - Instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Thermal Protective Aids § 160.174-15 Instructions. (a) Each thermal protective aid must have instructions...the storage case, or printed on the thermal protective aid and visible...

  9. 46 CFR 160.174-15 - Instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Thermal Protective Aids § 160.174-15 Instructions. (a) Each thermal protective aid must have instructions...the storage case, or printed on the thermal protective aid and visible...

  10. 46 CFR 160.174-15 - Instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Thermal Protective Aids § 160.174-15 Instructions. (a) Each thermal protective aid must have instructions...the storage case, or printed on the thermal protective aid and visible...

  11. 46 CFR 160.174-15 - Instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Thermal Protective Aids § 160.174-15 Instructions. (a) Each thermal protective aid must have instructions...the storage case, or printed on the thermal protective aid and visible...

  12. Choosing an Appropriate Instructional Television Installation Format

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moffett, Kenneth M.

    1975-01-01

    This article presents criteria to help learning institutions determine instructional television installations appropriate to their objectives through an analysis of the necessary steps in producing televised instructional programming. (Author)

  13. College of Education EDC Curriculum and Instruction

    E-print Network

    MacAdam, Keith

    College of Education EDC Curriculum and Instruction KEY: # = new course * = course changed TO INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA. (1.Topicsincludegraphicpreservation,transparencyproduction,audiomaterials,motion pictures, 35mm photographic techniques, and an introduction to videotape television. Prereq: Admission

  14. 46 CFR 108.655 - Operating instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT Equipment Markings and Instructions § 108.655 Operating instructions. Each unit must have posters or signs displayed in the vicinity of each survival craft and the survival craft's launching controls that— (a)...

  15. 21 CFR 606.122 - Instruction circular.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Instructions to administer a suitable plasma volume expander if Red Blood Cells are...contain: (1) The approximate volume of plasma from which a sample unit of Platelets...after entering the container. (m) For Plasma, the instruction circular shall...

  16. Application Instructions for: Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate

    E-print Network

    Application Instructions for: Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate Naval Postgraduate School Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research (CISR) Monterey, CA 93943 cyber@nps.edu #12;Cyber Security Fundamentals Certificate - Online Application Instructions 1. Go to https

  17. 46 CFR 108.655 - Operating instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... DESIGN AND EQUIPMENT Equipment Markings and Instructions § 108.655 Operating instructions. Each unit must have posters or signs displayed in the vicinity of each survival craft and the survival craft's launching controls that— (a)...

  18. Classification of Instructional Programs: 2000 Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Education Statistics Quarterly, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Describes the methods, processes, and procedures used to develop the Classification of Instructional Programs 2000 (CIP:2000), the National Center for Education Statistics taxonomy of instructional programs, and provides information on the CIP's structure, contents, and organization. (SLD)

  19. Types of verbal interaction with instructable robots

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Crangle, C.; Suppes, P.; Michalowski, S.

    1987-01-01

    An instructable robot is one that accepts instruction in some natural language such as English and uses that instruction to extend its basic repertoire of actions. Such robots are quite different in conception from autonomously intelligent robots, which provide the impetus for much of the research on inference and planning in artificial intelligence. Examined here are the significant problem areas in the design of robots that learn from vebal instruction. Examples are drawn primarily from our earlier work on instructable robots and recent work on the Robotic Aid for the physically disabled. Natural-language understanding by machines is discussed as well as in the possibilities and limits of verbal instruction. The core problem of verbal instruction, namely, how to achieve specific concrete action in the robot in response to commands that express general intentions, is considered, as are two major challenges to instructability: achieving appropriate real-time behavior in the robot, and extending the robot's language capabilities.

  20. COMMISSION REPORT FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR

    E-print Network

    COMMISSION REPORT FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRIC TRANSMISSIONRELATED DATA Prepared Authors Judy Grau Project Manager Don Kondoleon Manager Strategic Transmission Planning Office Terrence O, transmission forms and instructions, transmission owners, 2011 Integrated Energy Policy Report, 2011 Strategic

  1. FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ELECTRIC

    E-print Network

    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION. Rosenfeld John L. Geesman Jeffrey Byron B.B. Blevins Executive Director Mark Hesters Principal Author Robert ........................................................................................................................... 1 Filing Instructions

  2. 21 CFR 606.122 - Instruction circular.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Instructions to administer a suitable plasma volume expander if Red Blood Cells are...contain: (1) The approximate volume of plasma from which a sample unit of Platelets...after entering the container. (m) For Plasma, the instruction circular shall...

  3. 21 CFR 606.122 - Instruction circular.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Instructions to administer a suitable plasma volume expander if Red Blood Cells are...contain: (1) The approximate volume of plasma from which a sample unit of Platelets...after entering the container. (m) For Plasma, the instruction circular shall...

  4. Library Instruction: Past Lessons, Future Plans

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dariush Alimohammadi; Mahshid Sajjadi

    2006-01-01

    This article describes the redesigning of library instruction courses in the age of electronic information. Older research on instruction for undergraduates is described and discussed and compared with the needs of present-day undergraduates.

  5. 46 CFR 160.174-15 - Instructions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Thermal Protective Aids § 160.174-15 Instructions. (a) Each thermal protective aid must have instructions...the storage case, or printed on the thermal protective aid and visible...

  6. Improving Technical Instruction Using Personality Styles.

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    Tomal, Daniel R.

    2003-01-01

    Incorporating personality styles into technical instruction can enhance student learning. Four personality styles based on Jung--intuitor, feeler, thinker, and doer--have implications for individualizing technical instruction. (JOW)

  7. 46 CFR 185.510 - Emergency instructions.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 2010-10-01 false Emergency instructions. 185.510 Section 185.510 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND...TONS) OPERATIONS Preparations for Emergencies § 185.510 Emergency instructions. (a) The...

  8. Instructional Improvement: Behavior Modification.

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    Haring, Norris G.; Hayden, Alice H.

    Sixteen papers are provided. B. F. Skinner discusses the arrangement of contingencies for learning: Lloyd Homme describes behavioral engineering; and Frank Hewett considers behavior modification in special education. Also treated are experimental education by Norris Haring, program evaluation by Arthur Lumsdaine, and administration of special…

  9. An Instructional Model for Teaching Literacy: Implications for Instructional Theory.

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    Angeli, Charoula

    The purpose of the research reported in this paper was the development of a learner-centered instructional model for the teaching of reading and writing skills. Specifically, the 14 APA (American Psychological Association) learner-centered principles were used as the conceptual framework for the development of the model. There are seven iterative…

  10. Effective Planning for Individualized Instruction [and] Encouraging Individualized Instruction.

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    Markham, Reed

    The first of two papers on individualized instruction notes that with the ever increasing demands for larger classes it is becoming more important for parents to make sure their child receives an education that will meet his or her individual needs. Children have to understand what they read and understand what they do not read but infer from…

  11. Extending Library Instruction: Using Blogger to Collaborate, Connect, and Instruct

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    Goss, Harold, Jr.

    2010-01-01

    The expectations placed on library instruction programs by the Association of College and Research Libraries are high. Many universities also include information literacy competencies as learning objectives to be assessed at the institutional level. With those standards in mind, it is becoming increasingly difficult to adequately educate students…

  12. Learner-Centered Instruction (LCI). Volume 3. Plan of Instruction.

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    Pieper, William J.; And Others

    A plan of instruction (POI) is presented for an experimental course to train flight line weapon control systems technicians for the F-111A. The POI is based on the job behavioral description of this technician's job prepared earlier. The two basic decisions establishing the character of the POI are the overall objective of producing graduates…

  13. Classic Writings on Instructional Technology. Volume 2. Instructional Technology Series.

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    Ely, Donald P.; Plomp, Tjeerd

    Selected for their influence on the field, their continued reference over the years, and the reputation of the authors, these 15 seminal papers are considered to be foundations in the field of instructional technology. Extending the purpose of the first volume to primary writings of the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, this work continues to document the…

  14. The Roles of Teacher Efficacy in Instructional Innovation: Its Predictive Relations to Constructivist and Didactic Instruction

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    Nie, Youyan; Tan, Gim Hoon; Liau, Albert Kienfie; Lau, Shun; Chua, Bee Leng

    2013-01-01

    Constructivist instruction has been implemented in the current instructional innovation in Singapore. Large scale survey study was conducted to examine the roles of teacher efficacy in implementing the innovative constructivist instruction. The results showed that the positive correlation between teacher efficacy and constructivist instruction was…

  15. Artificial Instruction. A Method for Relating Learning Theory to Instructional Design.

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    Ohlsson, Stellan

    Prior research on learning has been linked to instruction by the derivation of general principles of instructional design from learning theories. However, such design principles are often difficult to apply to particular instructional issues. A new method for relating research on learning to instructional design is proposed: Different ways of…

  16. Leica-Inverted-2 -1-Short instructions Short instructions for the Leica-Inverted-2

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    Manstein, Dietmar J.

    Leica-Inverted-2 -1- Short instructions Short instructions for the Leica-Inverted-2 Version 230307 off the system Page 8 8. Trouble shooting Page 10 #12;Leica-Inverted-2 -2- Short instructions 1. Laser;Leica-Inverted-2 -3- Short instructions 2. General guidelines 1. Lab rules: This room is a S2 laboratory

  17. Distributed Instructional Leadership in High Schools

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    Halverson, Richard; Clifford, Matthew

    2013-01-01

    This article explores the idea of distributed instructional leadership as a way to understand instructional leadership practice in comprehensive high schools. Our argument is that distributed leadership analyses allow researchers to uncover and explain how instructional improvement in high schools occurs through the efforts of multiple individuals…

  18. How are Universities involved in Blended Instruction?

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    Eunjoo Oh

    2007-01-01

    The purposes of this study are to examine faculty involvement in blended instruction and their attitudes towards the instructional method. The study also explored how universities support faculty in their current practices on blended instruction and the challenges in supporting faculty. The target population of this study was Institute of Higher Education (IHE) coordinators and faculty members of 151 extensive

  19. Auto Mechanics; Methodology. Technical Instruction Manual.

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    Systems Operation Support, Inc., King of Prussia, PA.

    This student instruction manual was written in conformance with selected criteria for programed instruction books as developed previously for various military training courses. The manual was developed as a part of "A Study of the Effectiveness of a Military-Type Computer-Based Instructional System When Used in Civilian High School Courses in…

  20. Research in Instructional Computing and Mathematics Education.

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    Overton, Victoria

    1981-01-01

    The topics of computer-assisted instruction, computer-augmented problem solving, and computer-managed instruction are discussed. In the field of computer-assisted instruction, uses of the computer for drill and practice, tutorial purposes, and simulation are examined. (Author/JN)