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  1. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: Quiz Content

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    Azorlosa, Julian L.

    2012-01-01

    I administered quizzes to two sections of a course named "The Psychology of Learning." There were three multiple choice exams during the semester. Quizzes were given between exam 1 and exam 2. For one section, (lecture) quizzes occurred after the material had been covered in lecture. For the other section, quizzes were based on material not yet…

  2. Quiz-o-matic: a free Web-based tool for construction of self-scoring on-line quizzes.

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    White, R J; Hammer, C A

    2000-05-01

    Increasingly, educators are using the World-Wide Web (the Web) and related technology to supplement their traditional teaching materials. In this paper, we present a free tool that has been placed on the Web to enable educators to create Web pages that present self-scoring quizzes. Such Web-based practice quizzes provide students with an opportunity for interactive assessment and review of course material. The tool, Quiz-o-Matic, uses active server pages to build the HTML and JavaScript code for each quiz, without requiring the user to edit any code. We present evidence that students judge the self-scoring quizzes to be useful and worthwhile additions to a course. PMID:10875170

  3. Healthy Heart Quizzes

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    ... More Healthy Heart Quizzes Updated:Feb 26,2015 Cardiovascular Conditions • Conditions Home • Arrhythmia and Atrial Fibrillation • Cardiac Arrest • Cardiac Rehab • Cardiomyopathy • Cardiovascular Conditions of Childhood • Cholesterol • Congenital Heart Defects • Diabetes • ...

  4. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: II

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    Azorlosa, Julian L.

    2011-01-01

    I administered announced, multiple-choice quizzes to 1 of 2 sections of a Psychology of Learning class in each of 2 consecutive fall semesters. The quizzes were administered between the first and second exams which were also multiple-choice. Quizzes were discontinued after the second exam. After the second exam, students completed a questionnaire…

  5. Student Performance in Online Quizzes as a Function of Time in Undergraduate Financial Management Courses

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    Schnusenberg, Oliver

    2009-01-01

    An interesting research question in light of recent technological developments is an investigation of the relationship between the time remaining to complete online quizzes and quiz scores. The data consist of over 4,000 individual quiz scores for six sections of Financial Management at The University of North Florida taught between the Summer of…

  6. Online Quizzes Promote Inconsistent Improvements on In-Class Test Performance in Introductory Anatomy and Physiology

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    Brown, Gregory A.; Bice, Matthew R.; Shaw, Brandon S.; Shaw, Ina

    2015-01-01

    Review quizzes can provide students with feedback and assist in the preparation for in-class tests, but students often do not voluntarily use self-testing resources. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate if taking a mandatory online review quiz alters performance on subsequent in-class tests. During two semesters of a single-semester…

  7. The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance

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    Azorlosa, Julian L.; Renner, Catherine H.

    2006-01-01

    We administered announced, multiple-choice quizzes to 1 of 2 sections of a Psychology of Learning course in each of 2 consecutive semesters. We administered the quizzes between the first and second exams and discontinued them between the second and third. At the end of each semester, students completed a questionnaire about their studying and…

  8. Can formative quizzes predict or improve summative exam performance?*

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    Zhang, Niu; Henderson, Charles N.R.

    2015-01-01

    Objective Despite wide use, the value of formative exams remains unclear. We evaluated the possible benefits of formative assessments in a physical examination course at our chiropractic college. Methods Three hypotheses were examined: (1) Receiving formative quizzes (FQs) will increase summative exam (SX) scores, (2) writing FQ questions will further increase SE scores, and (3) FQs can predict SX scores. Hypotheses were tested across three separate iterations of the class. Results The SX scores for the control group (Class 3) were significantly less than those of Classes 1 and 2, but writing quiz questions and taking FQs (Class 1) did not produce significantly higher SX scores than only taking FQs (Class 2). The FQ scores were significant predictors of SX scores, accounting for 52% of the SX score. Sex, age, academic degrees, and ethnicity were not significant copredictors. Conclusion Our results support the assertion that FQs can improve written SX performance, but students producing quiz questions didn't further increase SX scores. We concluded that nonthreatening FQs may be used to enhance student learning and suggest that they also may serve to identify students who, without additional remediation, will perform poorly on subsequent summative written exams. PMID:25517737

  9. Lessons Learned in the Use of WIRIS Quizzes to Upgrade Moodle to Solve Electrical Circuits

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    Bogarra Rodriguez, S.; Corbalan Fuertes, M.; Font Piera, A.; Plaza Garcia, I.; Solsona, F. J. A.

    2012-01-01

    WIRIS quizzes are an online mathematics tool for educational purposes that upgrade Moodle quizzes and allow the development of personalized quizzes using random data and conditional instructions. WIRIS quizzes can be used in any mathematics or science degree; their complex operators allow it to be used to solve electrical circuits. This tool…

  10. Interactive Learning Using Expert System Quizzes on the Internet.

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    Byers, John A.

    1999-01-01

    Describes a software system that allows teachers and students in practically any subject to make interactive expert systems of quizzes on the Internet. Discusses the design of the system, including building a database of questions and answers; integrating text files of questions and answers with JavaScript-HTML pages; and the JavaScript and HTML…

  11. Readiness Assessment Tests versus Frequent Quizzes: Student Preferences

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    Weinstein, Suzanne E.; Wu, Shao-Wei

    2009-01-01

    This study compares the effectiveness of two different assessment techniques; readiness assessment tests (RATs) and frequent quizzing. We report student perceptions of the impact of these techniques on the number of readings done prior to the class period, thorough reading of assignments, ability to follow class discussions, ability to participate…

  12. The Use of Formative Online Quizzes to Enhance Class Preparation and Scores on Summative Exams

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    Dobson, John L.

    2008-01-01

    Online quizzes were introduced into an undergraduate Exercise Physiology course to encourage students to read ahead and think critically about the course material before coming to class. The purpose of the study was to determine if the use of the online quizzes was associated with improvements in summative exam scores and if the online quizzes

  13. MED4/345: Computer-Administered Formative Quizzes in a Basic Science Course

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    Ogilvie, R

    1999-01-01

    Introduction Computer-administered quizzes were introduced into a Cell Biology and Histology course to provide students a means to assess their progress in the course and faculty the opportunity to monitor students' mastery of the course content. Methods The computer quizzes, including graphics, were presented on-line using LXR software (www.lxrtest.com) for specific time periods (7 - 14 days) during the course. The aim of this effort was to provide students formative assessment and assistance with pacing their study of course materials. Each computer quiz consisted of 20 - 30 questions with images. Extra credit was earned for each quiz if 70% of the items were answered correctly. The quizzes were served over the campus network to as many as 70 computer workstations, distributed to various locations in our department and the library. Each quiz was accessible once, by a unique user name and password for each student and a time limit set, allowing up to 90 seconds for each question. Feedback was given to the student for each question; the correct answer and a formative instructional statement intended to reinforce the fact or concept being evaluated. Global feedback on each quiz was provided for the entire class. This feedback was delivered on-line, on the course's web site. Results We have found that computer-administered course examinations are an efficient and acceptable means of assessing students' learning formatively. They permit a quick examination of the students' mastery of the course content. Such an approach allows for appropriate feedback to be provided in a timely manner and, if needed, instruction could be modified. No serious problems were encountered during the three years we have administered over 4,000 individual quizzes on-line. Greater than 90% of the students elected to participate in this optional activity with more than 85% receiving extra credit for their overall course grade. The computer quizzes were accepted by the students as a useful activity to pace their study and helpful to provide feedback about their mastery of the course content. Discussion We have gained confidence through the experience of administering quizzes on-line over our Local Area Network. Our plans are to develop the quizzes and full examinations to be delivered over the Web. Web-based examining has the obvious advantage of using unlimited and cross-platform workstations. However, we are cautiously optimistic about this approach. We recognise that one of the main obstacles in examining over the Web is the potential of collusion or plagiarism. Students that choose the option to take their examination off-campus cannot be checked if they used course notes and/or other resources to answer the questions during the exam. Thus, the control of examination behavior is potentially a serious problem to overcome.

  14. Effect of Collaborative vs Noncollaborative Quizzes on Examination Scores in a Pharmaceutical Calculations Course

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    Frosch, Donald R.

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To determine if midterm and final examination scores in a pharmaceutical calculations course differ among students who take weekly quizzes collaboratively, noncollaboratively, or half-collaboratively/half-noncollaboratively (“mixed”). Methods. One hundred twenty-three students enrolled in one of 4 laboratory sections: collaborative, noncollaborative, or mixed sections. Students working noncollaboratively completed a 15-minute quiz at the end of weekly laboratories. Students working collaboratively were randomly allocated into groups of 4 and worked independently for 5 minutes before working collaboratively for 10 minutes. Students in mixed sections worked collaboratively during one half of the semester and noncollaboratively during the other half of the semester in a crossover design to control for order effect. All students took midterm and final examinations independently. Results. Mean scores for a pretest did not significantly differ between the 4 laboratory sections at the study’s onset. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) revealed a significant multivariate effect for the 9 laboratory quizzes in relation to group assignment. Mean scores on the midterm examination did not significantly differ between collaborative and noncollaborative groups. On the final examination, the two mixed groups significantly outperformed the collaborative group, but did not significantly differ from one another or from the noncollaborative group. Conclusion. Peer collaboration improves quiz scores, is favorably perceived by students and enhances their course satisfaction, but does not improve subsequent performance on midterm and final examinations taken noncollaboratively. PMID:26396275

  15. Exploring the Universe with TV Remotes: Cooperative Quizzes via the Classroom Performance System (CPS) in AY101

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    Byrd, G.; Coleman, S.; Werneth, C.

    2003-12-01

    Our AY101 course has large enrollments. There are the usual attendance problems with students putting off studying until just before major exams, with predictable consequences. We (myself, faculty, Werneth, grad student, and Coleman, undergrad) describe our experience with one strategy to actively involve students: cooperatively answering quiz questions. We tried a solution during our May 2002 Interim term. Classes of three hours/day over three weeks make mid-class breaks essential! Before breaks, we presented a short multiple choice, open book/note quiz answered after break. Quizzes could increase grades, e.g. A- to an A, without excessively diluting importance of closed-book major exams. Comparing Interim 2002 final exams to Interim 2001, the average was 80%, much better than the 2001 class's 57%. The 2002 students interacted with one another more. Attendance was over 90%. During a regular semester, handing out and taking up papers would take up much time during the more frequent and larger classes. It's more interesting if students vote for different answers together then revealing the correct answer. Toward these ends, I obtained a grant for a "Classroom Performance System," a computer receiver unit, 128 ``TV remote" response pads and software for creating quizzes. Spring 2003, three teachers tried out the system in a trial fashion. To compare, we used the system during Interim 2003. Ease of giving quizzes and grading permitted a shorter 5 question quiz during break with another at class end totaling of 27 quizzes (almost one/day for a regular semester's Tuesday/Thursday class). Improvement was maintained with a slight 3 % increase. We used the CPS for events such as the recent Mars close approach. Kids of all ages like to check their understanding with a few questions. We created a web site where the students can interactively review questions and other materials, http://ay101.garnetsigma.com/index.html

  16. The Effect of Frequent Quizzes on Short- and Long-Term Academic Performance.

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    Geist, James R.; Soehren, Stephen E.

    1997-01-01

    This study examined effects of frequent quizzes on dental student performance in a course on introductory radiology. Results indicated the group (N=36) with frequent quizzes performed significantly better than the control group (n=35) on midterm and final examinations (but not post-tests), and assessed course content and instructor more…

  17. The Impact of Cooperative Quizzes in a Large Introductory Astronomy Course for Non-Science Majors

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    Zeilik, Michael; Morris, Vicky J.

    2004-01-01

    In Astronomy 101 at the University of New Mexico, we carried out a repeated-items experiment on quizzes and tests to investigate the impact of cooperative testing. This trial was the only change in a reformed course format that had been refined over previous semesters. Our research questions were: (1) Did cooperative quizzes result in gains for…

  18. Practice (Rather than Graded) Quizzes, with Answers, May Increase Introductory Psychology Exam Performance

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    Wickline, Virginia B.; Spektor, Valeriya G.

    2011-01-01

    The authors investigated whether practice (or graded) quizzes, with or without provision of correct answers, would be more beneficial for introductory psychology exam performance. In six sections (N = 249) of an introductory psychology class, taught by the same professor, different approaches to quizzes were applied across sections to measure…

  19. Does Structured Quizzing with Process Specific Feedback Lead to Learning Gains in an Active Learning Geoscience Classroom?

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    Palsole, S.; Serpa, L. F.

    2013-12-01

    There is a great realization that efficient teaching in the geosciences has the potential to have far reaching effects in outreach to decision and policy makers (Herbert, 2006; Manduca & Mogk, 2006). This research in turn informs educators that the geosciences by the virtue of their highly integrative nature play an important role in serving as an entry point into STEM disciplines and helping developing a new cadre of geoscientists, scientists and a general population with an understanding of science. Keeping these goals in mind we set to design introductory geoscience courses for non-majors and majors that move away from the traditional lecture models which don't necessarily contribute well to knowledge building and retention ((Handelsman et al., 2007; Hake, 1997) to a blended active learning classroom where basic concepts and didactic information is acquired online via webquests, lecturettes and virtual field trips and the face to face portions of the class are focused on problem solving exercises. The traditional way to ensure that students are prepared for the in-class activity is to have the students take a quiz online to demonstrate basic competency. In the process of redesign, we decided to leverage the technology to build quizzes that are highly structured and map to a process (formation of divergent boundaries for example) or sets of earth processes that we needed the students to know before in-class activities. The quizzes can be taken multiple times and provide process specific feedback, thus serving as a heuristic to the students to ensure they have acquired the necessary competency. The heuristic quizzes were developed and deployed over a year with the student data driving the redesign process to ensure synchronicity. Preliminary data analysis indicates a positive correlation between higher student scores on in-class application exercises and time spent on the process quizzes. An assessment of learning gains also indicate a higher degree of self efficacy among students who took the quizzes multiple times vs. the students who took the quizzes just enough times to ensure a passing grade.

  20. Temporal Patterns of Behavior from the Scheduling of Psychology Quizzes

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    Jarmolowicz, David P.; Hayashi, Yusuke; St. Peter Pipkin, Claire

    2010-01-01

    Temporal patterns of behavior have been observed in real-life performances such as bill passing in the U.S. Congress, in-class studying, and quiz taking. However, the practical utility of understanding these patterns has not been evaluated. The current study demonstrated the presence of temporal patterns of quiz taking in a university-level…

  1. Web Search: Search Home | Encyclopedia | Dictionary | Thesaurus | World Atlas | Multimedia | Quizzes | Top-10 Lists | Education

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    Zhang, Jun

    | Quizzes | Top-10 Lists | Education Search Encarta Go Language Help Online Degrees Home Degree Programs Categories Business Degrees Education Degrees Health-Care Degrees IT & Computer Science MBA Degrees Paralegal want fries with that?" It turns out that these stories are refuted by the employment data. Here

  2. Students' Performance and Satisfaction with Web vs. Paper-Based Practice Quizzes and Lecture Notes

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    Macedo-Rouet, Monica; Ney, Muriel; Charles, Sandrine; Lallich-Boidin, Genevieve

    2009-01-01

    The use of computers to deliver course-related materials is rapidly expanding in most universities. Yet the effects of computer vs. printed delivery modes on students' performance and motivation are not yet fully known. We compared the impacts of Web vs. paper to deliver practice quizzes that require information search in lecture notes. Hundred…

  3. Giving Online Quizzes in Corporate Finance and Investments for a Better Use of Seat Time

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    Peng, Zhuoming

    2007-01-01

    The primary benefit of providing out-of-class online quizzes in a face-to-face class is to gain more in-class time. A study designed to investigate this issue was conducted during the Spring 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters. Thirty-one and 34 Corporate Finance undergraduate students from each semester, and 33 and 36 Investments undergraduate…

  4. A Variation on the Use of Interactive Anonymous Quizzes in the Chemistry Classroom

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    Wagner, Brian D.

    2009-01-01

    This article describes an interesting variation on the use of interactive anonymous quizzes (IAQs) in the chemistry classroom. In this variation, IAQs are used to introduce new material or topics in a course, as opposed to their traditional use for reviewing previously covered material. Two examples of IAQs used to introduce new topics in a…

  5. To the Point: How Management Faculty Use Powerpoint Slides and Quizzes

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    Williamson, Stan; Clow, Kenneth E.; Stevens, Robert E.

    2011-01-01

    This exploratory study examines U.S. management faculty usage of two types of supplements: PowerPoint (PPT) slides and quizzes. Results suggest the majority (67%) of experienced management faculty frequently employ PowerPoint in their classes. However, they do not see PPT basic slides provided by the publisher as very central to getting their…

  6. The Impact of Various Quizzing Patterns on the Test Performance of High School Economics Students

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    Robertson, William L.

    2010-01-01

    Presenting college students, in a wide variety of content areas, with frequent announced and unannounced quizzes appears to correlate positively with enhanced test performance. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine if similar results can be achieved with high school students in a standard economics class. Based on a theoretical…

  7. On-Line Quizzing and Its Effect on Student Engagement and Academic Performance

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    Urtel, Mark G.; Bahamonde, Rafael E.; Mikesky, Alan E.; Udry, Eileen M.; Vessely, Jeff S.

    2006-01-01

    The goal of this study was to determine if on-line out-of-class quizzing would lead to increases in (a) classroom engagement (b) academic performance and (c) preparation perception of college students. Twenty-four sophomore level students enrolled in a required functional anatomy course participated in this study. Results from this study indicate…

  8. Emotions Experienced by Students Taking Online and Classroom Quizzes

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    Stowell, Jeffrey R.; Allan, Wesley D.; Teoro, Samantha M.

    2012-01-01

    Emotions experienced during online academic examinations may differ from emotions experienced in the traditional classroom testing situation. Students in a "Psychology of Learning" course (n = 61) completed assessments of emotions before and after a quiz in each of the following settings: online at their own choice of time and location; online in…

  9. Quiz Making Activities Using the Multi-Mouse Quiz System in an Elementary School

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    Zhou, Juan; Mori, Mikihiko; Ueda, Hiroshi; Kita, Hajime

    2013-01-01

    The Multi-Mouse Quiz System is an application used to treat quizzes in a classroom or other learning environment. The system comprises the Multi Mouse Quiz (MMQ) and MMQEditor. The MMQ is an application of Single Display Groupware (SDG), which enables multiple users to answer quizzes by connecting several mice to an ordinary computer. The…

  10. Invertebrates [Student Guide with Pre-Test, Teacher's Guide, Quizzes 1-5 and Post-Test].

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    Falana, Kenneth

    This programed text, designed for upper elementary and middle school students, is intended to give students a basic knowledge of invertebrates. Students are expected to be able to identify, name, describe, classify to phylum, and draw animals studied in the text when the unit is completed. A pretest, a series of quizzes and are provided. The…

  11. Mastery Quizzing as a Signaling Device to Cue Attention to Lecture Material

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    Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Mahon, Katie

    2009-01-01

    A mastery quiz is a miniquiz given at the start and end of a lecture period used to signal key lecture concepts. It also provides an incentive for focused attention and regular and punctual attendance. Students earn points toward their final grades for submitting correct responses at either or both testings. Introductory psychology students showed…

  12. ENGR 1202, Spring 2004, Class Schedule Note: 2 quizzes are unscheduled (revised 4/9/04)

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    Bowen, James D.

    Ch. 6, pp.139-149 11 9 Bridge Basics, Types of Bridges Components of a Truss Bridge, Types of Truss-21: on an actual bridge project Feb. 23 12 Measuring Material Strength, Quiz #2 25 13 Analyze a truss DBFFB 3, The Balsa Bridge Contest, Civil Engineering Introduction Web page, DBFFB 4-1 to 4-10 Jan. 14 2 Introduction

  13. Quiz Today: Should I Skip Class?

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    Zizler, Peter

    2013-01-01

    How does selective assessment, wherein one counts only the best "k" out of "n" quizzes set, impact grade inflation? Based on our analysis, a specific quantitative answer can be given to a student who plans to skip a quiz, depending, of course, on the student's quiz writing consistency or inconsistency.

  14. ENGR 1202, Spring 2005, Class Schedule Note: not all quizzes are scheduled

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    Bowen, James D.

    functions, Quiz Ch. 6, pp.139-149 Feb. 9 9 Bridge Basics, Types of Bridges Components of a Truss Bridge, Types of Truss Bridges, How a Structure Carries a Load DBFFB 1-1 to 1-12, Appendix A Feb. 11 No. 3 due Bridge Contest, Civil Engineering Introduction Web page, DBFFB 4-1 to 4-10 Jan. 12 2 Introduction

  15. A Web-Based Interactive Homework Quiz and Tutorial Package To Motivate Undergraduate Chemistry Students and Improve Learning

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    Freasier, Ben; Collins, Grant; Newitt, Paula

    2003-11-01

    This study presents a Web-based interactive homework quiz and tutorial package that we have devised to improve the learning of first-year undergraduate chemistry students. We developed this automated scheme, based on WWWAssign, to produce randomly generated quizzes from a large database of questions, instantaneously grade that homework, give a fully-worked solution, and provide individually targeted tutorial assistance. Success in these quizzes was a necessary requirement before taking supervised tests. We found a positive correlation at the p= 0.1 level (90%) between voluntary extra use of the quizzes in the interactive package and the final course grade. All students undertook more quizzes than the base course requirement even though the quiz grades did not contribute to the total course grades. We suggest that students were motivated to pursue additional practice with the quizzes and associated tutorial information, as they perceived some benefit in this student-centered study tool and could access it at any time.

  16. ENGR 1202, Fall 2005, Class Schedule Note: 2 quizzes are unscheduled (v.1, 8/22/05)

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    Bowen, James D.

    .1-2.4, pp. 27-33 Aug. 31 4 Bridge Basics, Types of Bridges Components of a Truss Bridge, Types of Truss bridge project Sep. 14 7 Measuring Material Strength, Quiz Sep. 19 8 Analyze a truss DBFFB 3-1 to 3-4 Sep, The Balsa Bridge Contest, Civil Engineering Introduction Web page, DBFFB 4-1 to 4-10 Aug. 24 2 Introduction

  17. Studying as Fun and Games: Effects on College Students' Quiz Performance

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    Neef, Nancy A.; Perrin, Christopher J.; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Rodrigues, Lilian C.

    2011-01-01

    We examined college students' participation in a game activity for studying course material on their subsequent quiz performance. Game conditions were alternated with another activity counterbalanced across two groups of students in a multielement design. Overall, the mean percentage correct on quizzes was higher during the game condition than…

  18. "UML Quiz": Automatic Conversion of Web-Based E-Learning Content in Mobile Applications

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    von Franqué, Alexander; Tellioglu, Hilda

    2014-01-01

    Many educational institutions use Learning Management Systems to provide e-learning content to their students. This often includes quizzes that can help students to prepare for exams. However, the content is usually web-optimized and not very usable on mobile devices. In this work a native mobile application ("UML Quiz") that imports…

  19. Teaching Baroreflex Physiology to Medical Students: A Comparison of Quiz-Based and Conventional Teaching Strategies in a Laboratory Exercise

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    Berg, Ronan M. G.; Plovsing, Ronni R.; Damgaard, Morten

    2012-01-01

    Quiz-based and collaborative teaching strategies have previously been found to be efficient for the improving meaningful learning of physiology during lectures. These approaches have, however, not been investigated during laboratory exercises. In the present study, we compared the impact of solving quizzes individually and in groups with…

  20. Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement

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    McDermott, Kathleen

    Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency Typically, teachers use tests to evaluate students' knowledge acquisition. In a novel experimental study, we examined whether low-stakes testing (quizzing) can be used to foster students' learning of course content

  1. The Effects of Certain and Uncertain Reinforcement Procedures on the Quiz Submission and Performance of College Students

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    Berkovits, Shira Melody

    2011-01-01

    College instructors often provide homework so that their students can review class material; however some students do not take advantage of these review opportunities. This study compared the effects of a certain reward and a lottery reward on the quiz submission rates and accuracy of 112 college students. In Baseline, quizzes were for practice…

  2. The endocrine quiz

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    Kalra, Sanjay; Baruah, Manash P.; Nagesh, V. Sri

    2014-01-01

    With the recent explosion in endocrine conferences, audience fatigue has set in and conference planners are now looking at newer pedagogic methods to revive the interest of audiences in these conferences. The endocrine quiz has finally come of vogue and is increasingly becoming one of the most popular attractions of any ranking endocrine conference. The endocrine quiz has a large and varied palette and draws questions from religious scriptures, history, literature, current affairs, sports, movies and basic and paramedical sciences. The more we delve into the quizzable aspects of endocrinology, the more we realize that endocrinology is ubiquitous and there is no sphere in human life untouched by endocrine disorders. Be it epic characters like Kumbhakarna and Bheema, fiction characters like Tintin or Orphan Annie, sportspersons like Gail Devers or heads of state like George Bush Sr and Boris Yeltsin, all have contributed to the melting pot of endocrine quizzing. Adding further grist to the endocrine mill are the Nobel prizes, with their attendant anecdotes and controversies. Step into this world of endocrine quizzing to have an up close and personal look at the diverse facets of this subject. PMID:24944922

  3. The endocrine quiz.

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    Kalra, Sanjay; Baruah, Manash P; Nagesh, V Sri

    2014-05-01

    With the recent explosion in endocrine conferences, audience fatigue has set in and conference planners are now looking at newer pedagogic methods to revive the interest of audiences in these conferences. The endocrine quiz has finally come of vogue and is increasingly becoming one of the most popular attractions of any ranking endocrine conference. The endocrine quiz has a large and varied palette and draws questions from religious scriptures, history, literature, current affairs, sports, movies and basic and paramedical sciences. The more we delve into the quizzable aspects of endocrinology, the more we realize that endocrinology is ubiquitous and there is no sphere in human life untouched by endocrine disorders. Be it epic characters like Kumbhakarna and Bheema, fiction characters like Tintin or Orphan Annie, sportspersons like Gail Devers or heads of state like George Bush Sr and Boris Yeltsin, all have contributed to the melting pot of endocrine quizzing. Adding further grist to the endocrine mill are the Nobel prizes, with their attendant anecdotes and controversies. Step into this world of endocrine quizzing to have an up close and personal look at the diverse facets of this subject. PMID:24944922

  4. YouTube and Video Quizzes

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    Yee, Kevin; Hargis, Jace

    2010-01-01

    The Internet sensation YouTube (http://www.youtube.com) has become such a force online that it was estimated in 2006 to account for a full tenth of the bandwidth by the entire Internet in the United States (WebProNews, 2007), and to use as much bandwidth in 2007 as the entire Internet had done in 2000 (Carter, 2008). Like many technological tools…

  5. Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement

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    McDaniel, Mark A.; Agarwal, Pooja K.; Huelser, Barbie J.; McDermott, Kathleen B.; Roediger, Henry L., III

    2011-01-01

    Typically, teachers use tests to evaluate students' knowledge acquisition. In a novel experimental study, we examined whether low-stakes testing ("quizzing") can be used to foster students' learning of course content in 8th grade science classes. Students received multiple-choice quizzes (with feedback); in the quizzes, some target content that…

  6. Quizzing Promotes Deeper Acquisition in Middle School Science: Transfer of Quizzed Content to Summative Exams

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    Agarwal, Pooja K.; McDaniel, Mark A.; Thomas, Ruthann C.; McDermott, Kathleen B.; Roediger, Henry L., III

    2011-01-01

    The use of summative testing to evaluate students' acquisition, retention, and transfer of instructed material is a fundamental aspect of educational practice and theory. However, a substantial basic literature has established that testing is not a neutral event--testing can also enhance and modify memory (Carpenter & DeLosh, 2006; Hogan &…

  7. Effects of random study checks and guided notes study cards on middle school special education students' notetaking accuracy and science vocabulary quiz scores

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    Wood, Charles L.

    Federal legislation mandates that all students with disabilities have meaningful access to the general education curriculum and that students with and without disabilities be held equally accountable to the same academic standards (IDEIA, 2004; NCLB, 2001). Many students with disabilities, however, perform poorly in academic content courses, especially at the middle and secondary school levels. Previous research has reported increased notetaking accuracy and quiz scores over lecture content when students completed guided notes compared to taking their own notes. This study evaluated the effects of a pre-quiz review procedure and specially formatted guided notes on middle school special education students' learning of science vocabulary. This study compared the effects of three experimental conditions. (a) Own Notes (ON), (b) Own Notes+Random Study Checks (ON+RSC), and (c) Guided Notes Study Cards+Random Study Checks (GNSC+RSC) on each student's accuracy of notes, next-day quiz scores, and review quiz scores. Each session, the teacher presented 12 science vocabulary terms and definitions during a lecture and students took notes. The students were given 5 minutes to study their notes at the end of each session and were reminded to study their notes at home and in study hall period. In the ON condition students took notes on a sheet of paper with numbered lines from 1 to 12. Just before each next-day quiz in the ON+RSC condition students used write-on response cards to answer two teacher-posed questions over randomly selected vocabulary terms from the previous day's lecture. If the answer on a randomly selected student's response card was correct, that student earned a lottery ticket for inexpensive prizes and a quiz bonus point for herself and each classmate. In the GNSC+RSC condition students took notes on specially formatted guided notes that after the lecture they cut into a set of flashcards that could used for study. The students' mean notetaking accuracy was 75% during ON, 89% during ON+RSC, and 99.5% during GNSC+RSC. The class mean scores on next-day quizzes during ON, ON+RSC, and GNSC+RSC was 39%, 68%, and 90%, respectively. The class mean score on review quizzes following ON, ON+RSC, and GNSC+RSC was 2.1, 5.3, and 7.8 (maximum score, 10), respectively. Results for five of the seven students provide convincing evidence of functional relationships between ON+RSC and higher quiz scores compared to ON and between GNSC+RSC and higher quiz scores compared to ON+RSC. Students', teachers', and parents' opinions regarding the RSC and GNSC procedures were highly favorable.

  8. Motivating Students to Read with Collaborative Reading Quizzes

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    Quinn, Timothy; Eckerson, Todd

    2010-01-01

    One of the most important challenges a teacher faces is motivating his or her students to complete reading assignments and to complete them carefully. After all, if students bring to class a basic understanding of the text up for discussion, much deeper learning can occur than if the teacher is forced to spend time explaining the reading to…

  9. Increasing Student Success Using Online Quizzing in Introductory (Majors) Biology

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    Orr, Rebecca; Foster, Shellene

    2013-01-01

    Students often complain about their perceived disconnect between the time and effort spent studying and their subsequent performance on exams. Robert Bjork's research asserts that retrieval of stored information acts as a memory modifier, and that using tests as learning events creates "desirable difficulties that enhance learning."…

  10. Chapter 6. Open Ended Written Assessments: Quizzes and Exams

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    understanding of Newton's Laws. The second pretest looks at students' mathematical understanding of what, or reinforced through graded assignments to the students. For example, three of these skills and attitudes could be to have students achieve the following: 1. understand and use the principles, concepts, and laws

  11. Random Learning Units Using WIRIS Quizzes in Moodle

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    Mora, Angel; Merida, Enrique; Eixarch, Ramon

    2011-01-01

    Moodle is an extended learning management system for developing learning units, including mathematically-based subjects. A wide variety of material can be developed in Moodle which contains facilities for forums, questionnaires, lessons, tasks, wikis, glossaries and chats. Therefore, the Moodle platform provides a meeting point for those working…

  12. Using Group Quizzes to Engage Students in Learning Calculus

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    Xue, Fei; McGivney-Burelle, Jean

    2012-01-01

    As noted in "Beyond Crossroads" (AMATYC, 2006), for today's students, learning mathematics is participatory and depends on the active involvement of students (p. 53). The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics shares the point of view that the teaching and learning of mathematics should include giving students ample opportunity to think…

  13. The Enhancement of Student's Learning in Both Lower-Division and Upper-Division Classes by a Quiz-Based Approach

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    Faraji, Sepideh

    2012-01-01

    In this study, an investigation into the proper use of weekly quizzes in chemical engineering program has been conducted. The traditional weekly homework assignments were replaced with weekly paper quizzes. Achievement levels of students were compared with those students who learn through traditional homework assignments only. The results show the…

  14. Stay Teen: Games

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    ... by You are here Home » Games and Quizzes Games and Quizzes Facebook Twitter Tumblr Shares · 46 quiz ... say “I love you”? Shares · 9 Comments · 5 game Crush Shares · 1 Comments · 0 game My Paper ...

  15. Sarcoidosis Quiz

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    ... Share this page from the NHLBI on Twitter. Sarcoidosis Quiz Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that leads ... various organs in the body. The outcome of sarcoidosis varies. The disease leads to organ damage in ...

  16. Who Wants to Be a Biologist? An Excellent Quiz Tool for Students

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    Turner, Ian J.

    2008-01-01

    Lectures tend to be a largely passive experience with respect to student learning and it has been shown that engaging students in their own learning can increase their understanding. Quizzes have been shown to be a mechanism that improves the student learning experience, and other key factors such as a competitive environment, enjoyment, and a…

  17. Take free quizzes online at acsjournals.com/ce ONLINE CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITY

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    O'Hern, Corey S.

    the article "American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines," the learner should be able to: 1 lung cancer screening with LDCT. ARTICLE TITLE: American Cancer Society Lung Cancer Screening: The American Cancer Society (ACS) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE

  18. Using Quizzing to Assist Student Learning in the Classroom: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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    Nguyen, Khuyen; McDaniel, Mark A.

    2015-01-01

    Recently, the testing effect has received a great deal of attention from researchers and educators who are intrigued by its potential to enhance student learning in the classroom. However, effective incorporation of testing (as a learning tool) merits a close examination of the conditions under which testing can enhance student learning in an…

  19. An Automated Method to Generate e-Learning Quizzes from Online Language Learner Writing

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    Flanagan, Brendan; Yin, Chengjiu; Hirokawa, Sachio; Hashimoto, Kiyota; Tabata, Yoshiyuki

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, the entries of Lang-8, which is a Social Networking Site (SNS) site for learning and practicing foreign languages, were analyzed and found to contain similar rates of errors for most error categories reported in previous research. These similarly rated errors were then processed using an algorithm to determine corrections suggested…

  20. Hypography.com | Forums | Gallery | Links | Quizzes | Hypographies | Arcade | Chat | Word Seek | Bookstore Optical Task Light

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    Braun, Paul

    | Bookstore Optical Task Light MSC Tools, Hardware & Industrial Supply. Shop The Big Book Online! Xenon Lamps - is a self-assembled, colloidal material that exhibits a photonic band gap, said Paul Braun, a University as a starting point, we built upon recent advances in theory and computation, improvements in materials growth

  1. GB 444 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Spring 2013

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    Diestel, Geoff

    the expiration date/time. You may complete all of the quizzes as quickly as you would like, but no later than the expiration date of each quiz. You may log on and off each quiz until the expiration at which time the quiz before the expiration date. Grades for each quiz are posted after their respective expiration dates. Quiz

  2. GB 444 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS Instructor: Mr. Walter S. Sherwood

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    Diestel, Geoff

    the expiration date/time. You may complete all of the quizzes as quickly as you would like, but no later than the expiration date of each quiz. You may log on and off each quiz until the expiration at which time the quiz before the expiration date. Grades for each quiz are posted after their respective expiration dates. Quiz

  3. Example of Good Practice of a Learning Environment with a Classroom Response System in a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor Course

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    Arteaga, Ines Lopez; Vinken, Esther

    2013-01-01

    Results of a successful pilot study are presented, in which quizzes are introduced in a second year bachelor course for mechanical engineering students. The pilot study course entailed the basic concepts of mechanical vibrations in complex, realistic structures. The quiz is held weekly using a SharePoint application. The purpose of the quizzes is…

  4. Gaps"

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the effect of daily quizzes on the performance of college students. Students in an introductory psychology course used their own wireless-enabled devices to take short Internet-based quizzes at the beginning of every class. The quiz items were drawn approximately equally from material covered in the readings and the…

  5. Teen Diabetes Quiz

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    ... Home Current Issue Past Issues Special Section Teen Diabetes Quiz Past Issues / Winter 2008 Table of Contents ... Photo: Stockdisc See page 16 for the answers. Diabetes causes your: Blood glucose to be too low ...

  6. Cerebral Palsy (CP) Quiz

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    ... Submit Button Past Emails CDC Features Pop Quiz: Cerebral Palsy Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook Tweet ... Sandy is the parent of a child with cerebral palsy and the Board President of Gioâ??s Garden , a ...

  7. Folic Acid Quiz

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    ... Partners About Us Information For... Media Policy Makers Folic Acid Quiz Language: English Español (Spanish) Recommend on Facebook ... CORRECT button beside the question. Good Luck! 1. Folic acid is: A a B vitamin B a form ...

  8. ENGR 1202, Fall 2004, Class Schedule Note: 2 quizzes are unscheduled (v.1, 8/22/04)

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    Bowen, James D.

    , Ch. 6, pp.139-149 Sep. 27 No. 3 due 9 Bridge Basics, Types of Bridges Components of a Truss Bridge, Types of Truss Bridges, How a Structure Carries a Load DBFFB 1-1 to 1-12, Appendix A Sep. 29 10, The Balsa Bridge Contest, Civil Engineering Introduction Web page, DBFFB 4-1 to 4-10 Aug. 25 2 Introduction

  9. Improving Student Learning through the Use of Classroom Quizzes: Three Years of Evidence from the Columbia Middle School Project

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    Agarwal, Pooja K.; Roediger, Henry L., III; McDaniel, Mark A.; McDermott, Kathleen B.

    2010-01-01

    In this study, the authors examined whether a test-enhanced learning program, integrated with daily classroom practices, is effective in a middle school setting. Specifically, they implemented and experimentally evaluated a test-enhanced learning program in 6th-8th grade Social Studies, English, Science, and Spanish classes. Although laboratory…

  10. Supporting Active Learning in an Undergraduate Geotechnical Engineering Course Using Group-Based Audience Response Systems Quizzes

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    Donohue, Shane

    2014-01-01

    The use of audience response systems (ARSs) or "clickers" in higher education has increased over the recent years, predominantly owing to their ability to actively engage students, for promoting individual and group learning, and for providing instantaneous feedback to students and teachers. This paper describes how group-based ARS…

  11. A Thanksgiving Quiz.

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    Ahern, John

    1991-01-01

    Observes that instruction about Pilgrim and American Indian life often is filled with misconceptions. Explains that the foods and dress of the era differed those usually portrayed in association with the "first" Thanksgiving, a continuation of an ancient harvest celebration. Offers a Thanksgiving quiz for teaching students the realities of early…

  12. Does Computer-Aided Formative Assessment Improve Learning Outcomes?

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    Hannah, John; James, Alex; Williams, Phillipa

    2014-01-01

    Two first-year engineering mathematics courses used computer-aided assessment (CAA) to provide students with opportunities for formative assessment via a series of weekly quizzes. Most students used the assessment until they achieved very high (>90%) quiz scores. Although there is a positive correlation between these quiz marks and the final…

  13. Collaboration Policy Checklist Instructor

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    the internet Comments: As for notes, you may use: PS Quiz Test Your class notes (taken in lecture) Hand copies course policies for problem sets, quizzes, and tests. These may be overridden by instructions Test Comments: While working, you may consult: PS Quiz Test Required texts Recommended texts Textbooks

  14. Syllabus for Math 112 (Sec. 01 and 02) Calculus II, Spring 2006

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    Tomforde, Mark

    : (1) The textbook used for this course is Single Variable Calculus, Early Transcendentals (5th Ed and exams, and announcements as they are made. Grading: The final grade for the class will be determined of zero on that quiz. There will be 9 quizzes given throughout the term. Your lowest quiz grade 2 #12;will

  15. When Two Heads Are Worse than One, Revisited: Confidence Resolutions by Individuals in Structured Learning Groups.

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    Puncochar, Judith; And Others

    Individual and group assessments of quiz accuracy and students' discrimination of what they know and what they do not know regarding course material were examined using confidence ratings from 22 graduate students, 47 undergraduates, and their 23 heterogeneous learning groups over 6 quizzes. Students first took each multiple choice quiz as…

  16. Face the Fats Quiz 2

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    Face the Fats Quiz II Do you know your fats by heart? Ready to make informed choices about the foods you ... to fried chicken, test your knowledge about the fats in some familiar foods. Welcome to Face the ...

  17. Testing to enhance retention in human anatomy

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    Logan, Jessica M.; Thompson, Andrew J.; Marshak, David W.

    2011-01-01

    Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one’s knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body and four about the nervous system, were developed. The quizzes were optional, and no credit was awarded. They were posted online using Blackboard, which provided feedback, and they were very popular. To determine whether the quizzes had any effect on retention, they were given in a controlled setting to 21 future medical and dental students. The weekly quizzes included questions on regional anatomy and an expanded set of questions on the nervous system. Each question about the nervous system was given three times, in a slightly different form each time. The second quiz was given approximately half an hour after the first one, and the third was given one week after the second to assess retention. The quizzes were unpopular, but students showed robust improvement on the questions about the nervous system. The scores increased by almost 9% on the second quiz, with no intervention except viewing the correct answers. The scores were 29% higher on the third quiz than on the first, and there was also a positive correlation between the grades on the quizzes and the final examination. Thus, repeated testing is an effective strategy for learning and retaining information about human anatomy. PMID:21805688

  18. Texas 4-H Quiz Bowl Guide 

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    Howard, Jeff W.; Wootton, Chad; Johnson, Ken; Williams, Montza

    1999-09-15

    Developed to help 4-H project leaders develop and run a quiz bowl, this publication covers the philosophy of instruction and competition, quiz bowl basics, contest rules, team selection, site criteria, equipment and ...

  19. Headaches and Migraines: Migraine 101 Quiz

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    ... Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Headaches and Migraines Migraine 101 Quiz Past Issues / Spring 2009 Table of ... the facts when it comes to headaches and migraines? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz. True/ ...

  20. Chemistry 365: Quiz II (2015) David Ronis

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    Ronis, David M.

    2015-01-01

    Chemistry 365: Quiz II (2015) © David Ronis McGill University Useful Information kB = 1. 380662 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Over... #12;Chemistry 365 -2- Quiz II (2015) 1. (25%) Define or give an equation, March 17, 2015 Over... #12;Chemistry 365 -3- Quiz II (2015) e) Use your result in part d) to show

  1. Course Syllabus Page 1 University of Texas at Dallas--Computer Science Program

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    Venkatesan, S.

    : There will be two exams---Exam I on Feb 26 and Exam II on April 16. The exams are closed book, closed notes. All and book) in the class on Jan 31, Feb 21, March 26 and April 16. These will be short quizzes, start 1 March 26 Quiz 3 April 16 Quiz 4 April 18 Exam 2 May 2 Long Quiz . Course & Instructor Policies

  2. Chemistry 365: Quiz I (2015) David Ronis

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    Ronis, David M.

    2015-01-01

    Chemistry 365: Quiz I (2015) © David Ronis McGill University Useful Information kB = 1. 380662 × 10;Chemistry 365 -2- Quiz I (2015) 1. (25%) a) Show that G.C= N=0 P(N) C,N , (1.1) where #12;Chemistry 365 -3- Quiz I (2015) sinh(x) 1 2 (ex - e-x ). (3.3) b) By using a canonical ensemble

  3. Nurturing Your Newborn: Young Parents' Guide to Baby's First Month. [With Teacher's Guide (Workbook Responses, Quizzes, Answer Keys) and Independent Study Guide.

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    Lindsay, Jeanne Warren; Brunelli, Jean

    A teen mother is likely to be out of school for several weeks following childbirth and will probably spend many hours caring for and bonding with her child. Schools may take this opportunity to allow her to earn elective school credit. This document is comprised of a textbook for use in such a course, a study guide, and a teacher's guide. The…

  4. Uncontrolled Web-Based Administration of Surveys on Factual Health-Related Knowledge: A Randomized Study of Untimed Versus Timed Quizzing

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    2015-01-01

    Background Health knowledge and literacy are among the main determinants of health. Assessment of these issues via Web-based surveys is growing continuously. Research has suggested that approximately one-fifth of respondents submit cribbed answers, or cheat, on factual knowledge items, which may lead to measurement error. However, little is known about methods of discouraging cheating in Web-based surveys on health knowledge. Objective This study aimed at exploring the usefulness of imposing a survey time limit to prevent help-seeking and cheating. Methods On the basis of sample size estimation, 94 undergraduate students were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to complete a Web-based survey on nutrition knowledge, with or without a time limit of 15 minutes (30 seconds per item); the topic of nutrition was chosen because of its particular relevance to public health. The questionnaire consisted of two parts. The first was the validated consumer-oriented nutrition knowledge scale (CoNKS) consisting of 20 true/false items; the second was an ad hoc questionnaire (AHQ) containing 10 questions that would be very difficult for people without health care qualifications to answer correctly. It therefore aimed at measuring cribbing and not nutrition knowledge. AHQ items were somewhat encyclopedic and amenable to Web searching, while CoNKS items had more complex wording, so that simple copying/pasting of a question in a search string would not produce an immediate correct answer. Results A total of 72 of the 94 subjects started the survey. Dropout rates were similar in both groups (11%, 4/35 and 14%, 5/37 in the untimed and timed groups, respectively). Most participants completed the survey from portable devices, such as mobile phones and tablets. To complete the survey, participants in the untimed group took a median 2.3 minutes longer than those in the timed group; the effect size was small (Cohen’s r=.29). Subjects in the untimed group scored significantly higher on CoNKS (mean difference of 1.2 points, P=.008) and the effect size was medium (Cohen’s d=0.67). By contrast, no significant between-group difference in AHQ scores was documented. Unexpectedly high AHQ scores were recorded in 23% (7/31) and 19% (6/32) untimed and timed respondents, respectively, very probably owing to “e-cheating”. Conclusions Cribbing answers to health knowledge items in researcher-uncontrolled conditions is likely to lead to overestimation of people’s knowledge; this should be considered during the design and implementation of Web-based surveys. Setting a time limit alone may not completely prevent cheating, as some cheats may be very fast in Web searching. More complex and contextualized wording of items and checking for the “findability” properties of items before implementing a Web-based health knowledge survey may discourage help-seeking, thus reducing measurement error. Studies with larger sample sizes and diverse populations are needed to confirm our results. PMID:25872617

  5. 1 Modular Design multiple choice quiz

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    Verschelde, Jan

    / 28 #12;modular design software cycle & quality 1 Modular Design multiple choice quiz bottom-up design to Computer Science (MCS 260) software cycle & quality L-22 4 March 2015 5 / 28 #12;modular design software cycle & quality 1 Modular Design multiple choice quiz bottom-up design 2 Python Implementation

  6. The Pedagogic Potential of the Pub Quiz

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    Bourner, Tom; Heath, Linda

    2014-01-01

    This article examines an innovative approach to the induction of students on an Education Doctorate programme by exploring the value of the pub quiz as a pedagogic device to support learning. The quiz took relatively little time out of a two-day induction programme and had the dual benefits of providing a stimulating and entertaining way of…

  7. Implementation and Student Perceptions of e-Assessment in a Chemical Engineering Module

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    Sorensen, Eva

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes work carried out at the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL into the use of e-assessment in a second year module and, in particular, the student perceptions of this mode of assessment. Three quizzes were implemented in Moodle, the first two as formative assessment and the final quiz as summative assessment. The results…

  8. Measuring and Reducing College Students' Procrastination

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    Perrin, Christopher J.; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Ivy, Jonathan W.; Meindl, James N.; Neef, Nancy A.

    2011-01-01

    We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing…

  9. ME499 Self-Paced Instrumentation Lab: Introduction to Research Instrumentation

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    Dennis, Robert G.

    ://www-personal.umich.edu/~bobden/bob_me499.html) 5- Take a quiz based on the contents of the module you just studied. NOTE: No quizzes Winter-based tutorials "Start when you're ready, stop when you're done, and enjoy the process along the way term. Generally, you can seek help from any source (other students, professors, internet tutorials

  10. Adding Test Generation to the Teaching Machine

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    Bruce-Lockhart, Michael; Norvell, Theodore; Crescenzi, Pierluigi

    2009-01-01

    We propose an extension of the Teaching Machine project, called Quiz Generator, that allows instructors to produce assessment quizzes in the field of algorithm and data structures quite easily. This extension makes use of visualization techniques and is based on new features of the Teaching Machine that allow third-party visualizers to be added as…

  11. Math 1550 Fall 2004 Section 36 P. Achar

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    Achar, Pramod

    by appointment. Course outline. This semester, we will cover Chapters 2­6 of James Stewart's Calculus (5th quiz grade will be dropped. Exams. There will be three one-hour in-class exams and a two: Thursday, December 9, 3:00pm­5:00pm Grading. The final grade will be determined as follows: Quizzes: 30

  12. Web-Assisted Education: From Evaluation to Learning

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    Stefansson, Gunnar; Sigurdardottir, Asta Jenny

    2011-01-01

    Exams have traditionally been given to evaluate students but in recent years, with the appearance of freely accessible on-line tutoring, quizzes can also be used as a learning tool. In systems where students can request quiz items until a satisfactory grade is obtained, new probabilistic approaches are required for dealing items to students and…

  13. Modification of a Pharmacokinetics Course Design to Improve Student Performance

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    Cassagnol, Manouchkathe; Wu, Wenchen; Howland, Mary Ann; Sym, Donna; El-Chaar, Gladys M.; Smith, Candace J.

    2014-01-01

    Objective. To determine if the addition of weekly quizzes or reducing the number of faculty members teaching improved third-year (P3) pharmacy students’ final grades in a clinical pharmacokinetics course. Design. Four sections of a pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics course were divided according to the number of faculty members teaching the course and the administration of weekly quizzes. Two sections were taught by 6 faculty members and 2 were taught by 3 faculty members. Also, 1 section in each group received weekly quizzes, creating a 2-by-2 design. Assessment. The performance of the 201 P3 students enrolled in the course was assessed by comparing the average of 3 examination grades while excluding quiz grades. The mean final grade of classes in which quizzes were not administered was lower than that for classes in which quizzes were administered (p=0.019). The mean final grade in classes taught by 3 faculty members vs 6 faculty members was higher, but not significantly. A positive significant correlation existed between performance in a prerequisite biopharmaceutics class and this advanced class. Conclusion. Making minor modifications to the delivery of a course, such as number of quizzes administered and number of faculty members teaching the course, had a positive impact on student performance. Grades in a prerequisite course may enable earlier identification of students at risk of poor performance in advanced courses. PMID:24954933

  14. Measuring and reducing college students' procrastination.

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    Perrin, Christopher J; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T; Ivy, Jonathan W; Meindl, James N; Neef, Nancy A

    2011-01-01

    We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing previous study material, studying was more evenly distributed. Overall, the mean gain in percentage correct scores on weekly in-class quizzes relative to pretests was greater during contingent access than during noncontingent access conditions. PMID:21941379

  15. MEASURING AND REDUCING COLLEGE STUDENTS' PROCRASTINATION

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    Perrin, Christopher J; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T; Ivy, Jonathan W; Meindl, James N; Neef, Nancy A

    2011-01-01

    We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing previous study material, studying was more evenly distributed. Overall, the mean gain in percentage correct scores on weekly in-class quizzes relative to pretests was greater during contingent access than during noncontingent access conditions. PMID:21941379

  16. Facts on Aging: A Short Quiz

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    Palmore, Erdman

    1977-01-01

    A short, factual, and documented quiz is developed and tested which covers the basic facts and frequent misconceptions about aging. Its uses include stimulating discussion, measuring levels of information and anti-aged bias, identifying the most frequent misconceptions, measuring the effects of courses, and measuring changes in public information…

  17. Using SMS Quiz in Teaching and Learning

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    Ziden, Azidah Abu; Rahman, Muhammad Faizal Abdul

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: This paper discusses the development of a system using SMS (short messaging system) to facilitate learning and also as a new method in the evaluation of teaching and learning. Design/methodology/approach: The design of a system that uses SMS for the quiz is proposed as an alternative for formative assessment of teaching and learning for…

  18. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 3 Review Prof. Pradhan

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    Pradhan, Anil

    's location on the HR diagram tell us? 2. What is the main sequence? 3. Where is the red giant sequence on the HR diagram? What does this location mean? 4. What is the most important stellar propertyAstronomy 1143 Quiz 3 Review Prof. Pradhan March 10, 2015 Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

  19. Biochemistry Games: "AZ-Quiz" and "Jeopardy!"

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    Rostejnska, Milada; Klimova, Helena

    2011-01-01

    "AZ-Quiz" and "Jeopardy!" are popular television shows and serve as the basis for in-class games designed to support and diversify chemistry instruction at the high school level. Both games were created in Microsoft PowerPoint, which is an easily accessible and controllable instrument that enables the creation of engaging animation. The use of…

  20. Extended syllabus for Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, MATH 0003 Spring 2015

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    Capogna, Luca

    to check the due dates for any online course work that is due in addition to anything that your instructor a week. You are expected to come to class every day. The online quizzes and online tests will be taken, located in SCEN rooms 212, 211, and 209. ONLINE QUIZZES: There are 12 online quizzes. The online quizzes

  1. Development of a World Wide Web based quiz management system 

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    Taylor, Shannon Carol

    1997-01-01

    to access the quiz from anywhere in the world as long as their computer could connect to the Internet and the browser was compatible with the quiz files. QMS was developed using HTML (hyper text markup language), Win-CGI (Windows Common Gateway Interface...

  2. TSHIRTS FOR SALE BENEFITTING THE MEAT SCIENCE QUIZ BOWL TEAM

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    Virginia Tech

    TSHIRTS FOR SALE BENEFITTING THE MEAT SCIENCE QUIZ BOWL TEAM This summer, the Virginia Tech Meat conference put on by the American Meat Science Association. While there, they will compete in the collegiate: Kristen Stufft Meats Quiz Bowl Coach Animal and Poultry Science Department (0306) Virginia Tech Blacksburg

  3. FALL SEMESTER 2010 Math 220: Matrices

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    Xu, Ping

    edition, by David Lay, published by Pearson/Addison Wesley . Instructor: Dr. Ping Xu Office: 329 McAllister Office hours: Tuesday 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Also by appointment. Email: ping@math.psu.edu Quizzes quiz is counted as one homework assignment. Homework: Homework will be posted in my homepage (http://www.math.psu.edu/ping

  4. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs): Alcohol Use Quiz

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    ... Websites About Us Information For... Media Policy Makers Alcohol Use Quiz Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir ... 2. Is it possible to prevent FASDs (fetal alcohol spectrum disorders)? A Yes B No C Sometimes ...

  5. Stimulating Student Interest in Physiology: The Intermedical School Physiology Quiz

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    Cheng, Hwee-Ming

    2010-01-01

    The Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ) was initiated in 2003 during the author's last sabbatical from the University of Malaya. At this inaugural event, there were just seven competing teams from Malaysian medical schools. The challenge trophy for the IMSPQ is named in honor of Prof. A. Raman, who was the first Malaysian Professor of…

  6. 2013 Virginia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Materials

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    New Hampshire, University of

    2 Chapter 1 ......................................... Dates in Dairy History revision. Thanks! #12;2013 Virginia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Study Materials Chapter 1: Dates in Dairy History 3 1611 First cows arrived at the Jamestown Colony 1624 First cows arrived at the Plymouth Colony 1810

  7. New Hampshire Youth Compete in 2015 Horse Quiz Bowl Over 70 4-H members from throughout the state attended the NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Contest held

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    New Hampshire, University of

    New Hampshire Youth Compete in 2015 Horse Quiz Bowl Over 70 4-H members from throughout the state attended the NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Contest held on Saturday January 17th at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke their horse knowledge in a fast paced contest, where members race to activate their buzzers and answer

  8. To Tell the Tooth

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    ... Videos Dudley and Friends Sesame Street Ad Council Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ... Presentations and Resources Smile Smarts Dental Health Curriculum Games and Quizzes Visit the Dentist with Marty To ...

  9. Biology 2010M: General Biology, Fall 2014 MWF 8:30 9:20 AM in CSB 101(SectionM01)

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    are required to supply Scantrons for your exams and in lecture quizzes. Five (5) raspberry Scantrons mandatory lecture quizzes you will need an additional ten (10) scantrons, also raspberry. Reminder: Please

  10. Biology 2010M: General Biology, Spring 2015 MWF 8:30 -9:20 AM in CB2 Room 101 (SectionM01)

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    Scantrons for your exams and in lecture quizzes. Five (5) raspberry Scantrons with no markings on them MUST quizzes you will need an 1 #12;additional ten (10) scantrons, also raspberry. Reminder: Please carry those

  11. Registration Form NIU GMAT Online Test Prep 1. FAX completed reservation form, using your credit card for payment to (815) 753-5202.

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    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    -enabled student progress tracking, comprehension lesson content, interactive lessons, knowledge measuring quizzes_________________________________________________________________________________ Day Phone ________________________ Cell Phone ___________________________________________ Email

  12. The Merits of Giving an Extra Credit Quiz

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    Carroll, Ryall

    2014-01-01

    In the past, Ryall Carroll struggled to get students to arrive on time, read the material in advance of the class, and to start class on topic. In an attempt to address these issues, he started implementing an extra-credit two-question quiz at the beginning of every class, hoping it would provide a small incentive for students to at least come on…

  13. Using Higher Order Thinking Questions to Foster Critical Thinking: A Classroom Study

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    Barnett, Jerrold E.; Francis, Alisha L.

    2012-01-01

    To determine if quizzes containing higher order thinking questions are related to critical thinking and test performance when utilised in conjunction with an immersion approach to instruction and effort-based grading, sections of an "Educational Psychology" course were assigned to one of three quizzing conditions. Quizzes contained factual…

  14. SysMIC Syllabus M1.1 Introduction to MATLAB (10 hours) and Networks (20 hours)

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    Spoel, Steven

    ) ­ Introduction to MATLAB Assignment: Generating Spirograph patterns ­ Networks 1 Assignment: Food webs QuizzesBiology Quizzes: Graph representation, Network structure and motifs, Algorithms · M1.2 Vectors and Matrices (10 hours) ­ Assignment: Modelling plasmid replication with Petri Nets Quizzes: Vectors, Matrices, Matrix

  15. Web-Based Quiz-Game-Like Formative Assessment: Development and Evaluation

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    Wang, Tzu-Hua

    2008-01-01

    This research aims to develop a multiple-choice Web-based quiz-game-like formative assessment system, named GAM-WATA. The unique design of "Ask-Hint Strategy" turns the Web-based formative assessment into an online quiz game. "Ask-Hint Strategy" is composed of "Prune Strategy" and "Call-in Strategy". "Prune Strategy" removes one incorrect option…

  16. ENGR 1202 Introduction to Civil Engineering Quiz 2 (Assignment 7) Spring 2002 April 10, 2002

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    Bowen, James D.

    ENGR 1202 ­ Introduction to Civil Engineering Quiz 2 (Assignment 7) Spring 2002 April 10, 2002 jdb and notes, show all calculations for partial credit 1. Force Balances / Matlab A traffic signal having 60O A #12;ENGR 1202 ­ Introduction to Civil Engineering Quiz 2 (Assignment 7) Spring 2002 April 10

  17. ENGR 1202 Introduction to Civil Engineering Quiz 1 (Assignment 5) Spring 2002 March 27, 2002

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    Bowen, James D.

    ENGR 1202 ­ Introduction to Civil Engineering Quiz 1 (Assignment 5) Spring 2002 March 27, 2002 jdb and notes, show all calculations for partial credit 1. Force Balances (100 points) A traffic signal having ­ Introduction to Civil Engineering Quiz 1 (Assignment 5) Spring 2002 March 27, 2002 jdb_551.doc Page 2 of 2 c

  18. Page 1 of 15 2015 NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Page 1 of 15 2015 NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Date: Saturday January 17, 2015 Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM that may compete as the NH 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl team in regional and national events. OBJECTIVES: To showcase members' horse knowledge, build team and communication skills, select finalists for the State 4-H

  19. Page 1 of 7 2013 NH 4-H HORSE QUIZ BOWL

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Page 1 of 7 2013 NH 4-H HORSE QUIZ BOWL QUESTION SUPPLEMENT PACKET In order to participate in the New Hampshire 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Event, each team must submit 20 NEW and TYPED questions by January 7 in submitted questions: Junior: New Hampshire 4-H Horse Project Manual ­ most recent edition (NHHPM) Washington

  20. Examination of the Psychometric Properties of the Knowledge of Aging for Social Work Quiz

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    Nakao, Kayoko C.; Damron-Rodriguez, JoAnn; Lawrance, Frances P.; Volland, Patricia J.

    2013-01-01

    Using graduate social work students' data ("n" = 481) in the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education (HPPAE) in the United States, the study examined psychometric properties of the Knowledge of Aging for Social Work Quiz (KASW), a revision of the Facts on Aging Quiz, to evaluate biopsychosocial knowledge relevant to social…

  1. The Meme Quiz: A Facial Expression Game Combining Human Agency and Machine Involvement

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    The Meme Quiz: A Facial Expression Game Combining Human Agency and Machine Involvement Kathleen {ktuite,kemelmi}@cs.washington.edu ABSTRACT We describe a game with a purpose called The Meme Quiz in which a human player mimics popular Internet memes, and the system guesses which expression the player

  2. American Society of Nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2014: glomerular diseases.

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    Bomback, Andrew S; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

    2015-04-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Kidney Week Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Once again, the conference hall was overflowing with audience members and eager quiz participants. Topics covered by the expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared and submitted by the panel of experts. Before the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs and nephrology fellows answered the questions through an internet-based questionnaire. During the live session, members of the audience tested their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions that were prepared and discussed by the experts. They compared their answers in real time using audience response devices with the answers of the nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers were then discussed after the audience responses, and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. As always, the audience, lecturers, and moderators enjoyed this educational session. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of CJASN. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:25667164

  3. American Society of Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire 2014: RRT.

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    Mehrotra, Rajnish; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

    2015-06-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQ&Q) remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Kidney Week Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). Once again, the conference hall was overflowing with audience members and eager quiz participants. Topics covered by the expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, end-stage renal disease/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared and submitted by the panel of experts. Prior to the meeting, program directors of U.S. nephrology training programs and nephrology fellows answered the questions through an internet-based questionnaire. During the live session, members of the audience tested their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They compared their answers in real time using audience response devices with the answers of the nephrology fellows and training program directors (TPDs). The correct and incorrect answers were then discussed after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. As always, the audience, lecturers, and moderators enjoyed this educational session. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:25897000

  4. American society of Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire 2014: transplantation.

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    Josephson, Michelle A; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

    2015-05-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Kidney Week Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Once again, the conference hall was overflowing with audience members and eager quiz participants. Topics covered by the expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared and submitted by the panel of experts. Before the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs and nephrology fellows answered the questions through an internet-based questionnaire. During the live session, members of the audience tested their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They compared their answers in real time using audience response devices with the answers of the nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers were then discussed after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. As always, the audience, lecturers, and moderators enjoyed this educational session. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of CJASN. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:25862775

  5. Quiz: What's the buzz about salt? | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Too Much Salt Quiz: What's the buzz about salt? Past Issues / Spring - Summer 2010 Table of Contents The body needs how much salt per day: ¼ teaspoon ½ teaspoon 1 teaspoon ...

  6. Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test? | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... please turn Javascript on. Special Section: Healthy Blood Pressure Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test? Past Issues / Winter 2010 Table of Contents Blood pressure changes throughout the day. It is highest while ...

  7. Special Section: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM):Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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    ... Special Section CAM Quiz on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Past Issues / Winter 2009 Table of Contents For ... low back pain. True False Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) includes: Meditation Chiropractic Use of natural products, ...

  8. Information literacy skills retention over the first professional year of pharmacy school.

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    Chiarella, Deborah; Khadem, Tina M; Brown, Jack E; Wrobel, Mark J

    2014-01-01

    The authors aimed to determine if first-professional-year pharmacy students retain library literature search skills throughout the school year. Students (n = 61 consented) were given an identical seven-item quiz on basic library search skills prior to library instruction in the fall semester and at the end of the spring semester. There was no significant difference between median scores on the two quizzes, nor were any significant differences noted in subgroup analyses. Search competency may be retained to a higher degree if library instruction is moved later in the pharmacy curriculum when literature search skills are used more often. PMID:25023018

  9. Small-Group Learning in an Upper-Level University Biology Class Enhances Academic Performance and Student Attitudes Toward Group Work

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    Nakonechny, Joanne; Cragg, Jacquelyn J.; Ramer, Matt S.

    2010-01-01

    To improve science learning, science educators' teaching tools need to address two major criteria: teaching practice should mirror our current understanding of the learning process; and science teaching should reflect scientific practice. We designed a small-group learning (SGL) model for a fourth year university neurobiology course using these criteria and studied student achievement and attitude in five course sections encompassing the transition from individual work-based to SGL course design. All students completed daily quizzes/assignments involving analysis of scientific data and the development of scientific models. Students in individual work-based (Individualistic) sections usually worked independently on these assignments, whereas SGL students completed assignments in permanent groups of six. SGL students had significantly higher final exam grades than Individualistic students. The transition to the SGL model was marked by a notable increase in 10th percentile exam grade (Individualistic: 47.5%; Initial SGL: 60%; Refined SGL: 65%), suggesting SGL enhanced achievement among the least prepared students. We also studied student achievement on paired quizzes: quizzes were first completed individually and submitted, and then completed as a group and submitted. The group quiz grade was higher than the individual quiz grade of the highest achiever in each group over the term. All students – even term high achievers –could benefit from the SGL environment. Additionally, entrance and exit surveys demonstrated student attitudes toward SGL were more positive at the end of the Refined SGL course. We assert that SGL is uniquely-positioned to promote effective learning in the science classroom. PMID:21209910

  10. Effect of personal response systems on student perception and academic performance in courses in a health sciences curriculum.

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    FitzPatrick, Kathleen A; Finn, Kevin E; Campisi, Jay

    2011-09-01

    To increase student engagement, active participation, and performance, personal response systems (clickers) were incorporated into six lecture-based sections of four required courses within the Health Sciences Department major curriculum: freshman-level Anatomy and Physiology I and II, junior-level Exercise Physiology, and senior-level Human Pathophysiology. Clickers were used to gather anonymous student responses to questions posed within the class period after individual thought and peer discussion. Students (n = 293, 88% of students completing the courses) completed a perceptual survey on clicker effectiveness inserted into the Student Assessment of Learning Gains online instrument. Across courses and years, students uniformly rated several dimensions of clicker use as providing good to great gain in engaging them in active learning, increasing participation and involvement during class, maintaining attention, applying material immediately, providing feedback concerning their understanding, and offering an anonymous format for participation. Within these four sections, quiz grades were compared between clicker and nonclicker years. Significant increases in pre- and posttest scores were seen in Exercise Physiology in clicker years and on some, but not all material, in Anatomy and Physiology I and II based on content quizzes. Human Pathophysiology results were unexpected, with higher quiz scores in the nonclicker year. The results support the hypothesis of increased engagement with clicker use. The hypothesis of increased student performance was not consistently supported. Increased performance was seen in Exercise Physiology. In Anatomy and Physiology I and II, performance improved on some content quizzes. In Human Pathophysiology, performance did not improve with clickers. PMID:21908838

  11. Sauerbraten, Rotkappchen und Goethe: The Quiz Show as an Introduction to German Studies.

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    White, Diane

    1980-01-01

    Proposes an adaptation of the quiz-show format for classroom use, discussing a set of rules and sample questions designed for beginning and intermediate German students. Presents questions based on German life and culture which are especially selected to encourage participation from students majoring in subjects other than German. (MES)

  12. Older Adults' Level of Knowledge about Old Age Using the Facts of Aging Quiz.

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    Atkins, Arleen J.

    The Facts on Aging Quiz (FAQ) has been used in different studies to assess the level of knowledge about old age. It contains 25 factual statements concerning basic physical, mental, and social facts and the most common misconceptions about aging. One purpose of this study was to identify the most frequent misconceptions in a group of older adults…

  13. Gender differences in response to questions on the australian national chemistry quiz

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    Walding, Richard; Fogliani, Charles; Over, Ray; Bain, John D.

    In contrast to the attention given to the relative levels of achievement of boys and girls in mathematics, the question of whether there are sex differences in the solution of chemistry questions has not attracted much attention. This study compares the performance of boys and girls in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz (Chem Quiz), a multiple-choice test conducted by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute. The analyses were based on results from 27,000 students in Years 11 and 12 and 16,000 students in Year 10 who completed the Chem Quiz in 1991. Although some questions in the Chem Quiz were solved equally well by boys and girls, on many questions boys outperformed girls. The extreme case was a question answered correctly by 67% of Year 10 boys in contrast to 48% of Year 10 girls. Several reasons why boys and girls might differ in the rates they solve at least some chemistry questions are discussed, and directions for identifying the nature, extent, and basis for sex differences are outlined.

  14. Misconceptions Highlighted among Medical Students in the Annual International Intermedical School Physiology Quiz

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    Cheng, Hwee-Ming; Durairajanayagam, Damayanthi

    2012-01-01

    The annual Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ), initiated in 2003, is now an event that attracts a unique, large gathering of selected medical students from medical schools across the globe. The 8th IMSPQ, in 2010, hosted by the Department of Physiology, University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had 200 students representing 41…

  15. What Happened Next? Making and Using an Interactive DVD Quiz Game

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    Sluman, Jonny

    2013-01-01

    In this article Jonny Sluman describes how he adapted an interactive DVD quiz game at a Christmas family get-together into an exciting, creative science activity to teach his students. The rounds included: a "quick fire" question round, a "what happened next" round, a music round, and a "spot the difference" round.…

  16. Solids of Revolution and the Astroid Math 125 Name Quiz Section

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    Burdzy, Krzysztof "Chris"

    Solids of Revolution and the Astroid Math 125 Name Quiz Section In this worksheet we are going the "astroid". This curve is formed by rolling a small wheel around the inside of a larger one (see the picture will trace out the four pointed curve shown on the far right. It's called the astroid because it looks like

  17. Carbon Cycle Discussion After the warm-up quiz, discuss the carbon cycle.

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    Grünbaum, Daniel

    Carbon Cycle Discussion After the warm-up quiz, discuss the carbon cycle. Carbon is one: a reservoir where the stuff goes; carbon sink: ocean, landfills, trees Carbon cycling is a type the youtube video linked from the powerpoint on carbon cycling if there is extra time. #12;

  18. Engaging Non-science Students in Large Classes

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    Harris, S. E.

    2008-12-01

    Most students in introductory geoscience courses are not headed toward careers as scientists. One high- enrollment science course may be a student's only opportunity to engage with science from a scientific perspective. Given that earth systems science is immensely relevant to human society today, engaging students in these large enrollment courses is a crucial and golden opportunity. Two engagement techniques were used in a large class for non-science students called "Earth and the Solar System": (1) short on-line quizzes prior to each class, based on reading material (an aspect of Just-in-Time- Teaching), and (2) in-class activities that required students to address some important concept and submit a written response. On-line pre-class quizzes provided an incentive for students to grapple with course material on an ongoing basis, and prepare them for each class. Questions submitted by students during the quizzes revealed common confusions and common interests that could be addressed by the instructor in a timely way. Students who regularly kept up with the quizzes scored significantly higher on high stakes exams than those who did not (p-value <0.01). Students who participated in class activities more than 75% of the time scored on average 9-10% higher on high stakes exams than those who participated less frequently (p-value <0.001). On exam questions that addressed the same concept as was addressed in an activity, those who participated in that particular activity scored higher on the conceptually matching exam questions. There is some indication that completing the activities was more effective (produced a greater gain in exam score) for female than for male students. While this was not a controlled experiment (students self-selected their participation levels), surveys of students regarding the effectiveness of pre-class quizzes and in-class activities show that they regarded both as valuable learning experiences and favored keeping both aspects in the course. Both quiz results and activity responses provide valuable information to the instructor about what students think, closing an important feedback loop.

  19. Medical student web-based formative assessment tool for renal pathology

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    Bijol, Vanesa; Byrne-Dugan, Cathryn J.; Hoenig, Melanie P.

    2015-01-01

    Background Web-based formative assessment tools have become widely recognized in medical education as valuable resources for self-directed learning. Objectives To explore the educational value of formative assessment using online quizzes for kidney pathology learning in our renal pathophysiology course. Methods Students were given unrestricted and optional access to quizzes. Performance on quizzed and non-quizzed materials of those who used (‘quizzers’) and did not use the tool (‘non-quizzers’) was compared. Frequency of tool usage was analyzed and satisfaction surveys were utilized at the end of the course. Results In total, 82.6% of the students used quizzes. The greatest usage was observed on the day before the final exam. Students repeated interactive and more challenging quizzes more often. Average means between final exam scores for quizzed and unrelated materials were almost equal for ‘quizzers’ and ‘non-quizzers’, but ‘quizzers’ performed statistically better than ‘non-quizzers’ on both, quizzed (p=0.001) and non-quizzed (p=0.024) topics. In total, 89% of surveyed students thought quizzes improved their learning experience in this course. Conclusions Our new computer-assisted learning tool is popular, and although its use can predict the final exam outcome, it does not provide strong evidence for direct improvement in academic performance. Students who chose to use quizzes did well on all aspects of the final exam and most commonly used quizzes to practice for final exam. Our efforts to revitalize the course material and promote learning by adding interactive online formative assessments improved students’ learning experience overall. PMID:25833824

  20. Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #6

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    2002-01-01

    Here's another chance to play geographical detective! This Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) image covers an area of about 298 kilometers x 358 kilometers, and was captured by the instrument's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on December 27, 2001. Use any reference materials you like and answer the following five questions: The large lagoon in the image is named for a particular type of bird. Name the bird. Note the sediment plume emanating from the southern end of the lagoon. Sailors in the 16th century imagined this outlet to be the mouth of a large river. What did they call the river? A series of wave-like points and curls form 'cusps' on the inner shores of the lagoon. Which ONE of the following is most responsible for the formation of these cusps? Violent storm impacts on erosion and accretion Wind and tide-driven sediment transport and circulation Tectonic folding associated with nearby mountain ridges Bathymetric effects of dredging operations True or false: Changes in regional precipitation associated with large scale atmospheric circulation patterns have no effect on the salinity of the lagoon's water. Which one of these is NOT distributed within the area covered by this image? Ruppia maritima Chelonia mydas Tapirus bairdii Microcystis aeruginosa E-mail your answers, name (initials are acceptable if you prefer), and your hometown by Tuesday, February 19, 2002 to suggestions@mail-misr.jpl.nasa.gov. Answers will be published on the MISR web site in conjunction with the next weekly image release. The names and home towns of respondents who answer all questions correctly by the deadline will also be published in the order responses were received. The first 3 people on this list who are not affiliated with NASA, JPL, or MISR and who did not win a prize in the last quiz will be sent a print of the image. A new 'Where on Earth...?' mystery appears as the MISR 'image of the week' approximately once per month. A new image of the week is released every Wednesday at noon Pacific time on the MISR home page http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov. The image also appears on the Atmospheric Sciences Data Center home page, http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov, though usually with a several-hour delay. Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

  1. Date Syllabus Published: December 28, 2014, 1st Edition. Subject to change at any time. Changes will be noted in "yellow" highlights. BUSINESS FINANCE PROF. ALI NEJADMALAYERI, PH.D., CFA

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    a concrete critical analysis · Critical thinking · Teamwork · Written communication 3. Students should of the material through weekly quizzes as well as midterm and final exams · Critical thinking · Ethical

  2. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

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    Sorin, Eric J.

    material; drafting, revising, editing and proofreading text. Developed by: creating and leading class: Writing assignments, exams, quizzes, final paper. Comprehend and effectively apply knowledge of Hispanic

  3. Solutions to the "QUIZ" for Nov. 13, 2008 100 -x2 dx .

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    Zeilberger, Doron

    /2. Come-on people, you should be able to do 100/2 without a calculator. 2. Using graphic analysis, findSolutions to the "QUIZ" for Nov. 13, 2008 1. Find 10 -10 100 - x2 dx . Solution to 1: By the area equals (10)2 /2 = 50. Ans. to 1: 50. Comments: Most people got it right. A few people took the wrong

  4. Solutions to the "QUIZ" for Oct. 19, 2009 1. Change the order of integration in

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    Zeilberger, Doron

    )2 . Now we are ready to do the outer integral 1 0 2x (x2 + 1)2 dx . This calls for a u-substitution. u = xSolutions to the "QUIZ" for Oct. 19, 2009 1. Change the order of integration in 4 1 ln y 0 f(x, y) dx dy . Sol.: The region of integration is D = {(x, y)|1 y 4, 0 x ln y} This is a type II

  5. NH 4-H Horse Program Horse Contest Weekend Survey The NH 4-H Horse Program has four major knowledge events annually: Horse Quiz Bowl, Hippology, Horse Judging and

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    New Hampshire, University of

    NH 4-H Horse Program ­ Horse Contest Weekend Survey The NH 4-H Horse Program has four major knowledge events annually: Horse Quiz Bowl, Hippology, Horse Judging and Communications. Currently the Horse Quiz Bowl is held in January, Hippology and Horse Judging share a March/April date and Communications

  6. Nitrogen Cycle Ninja, A Teaching Exercise.

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    Raun, William R.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Assesses the effectiveness of using pop quizzes and rewards to improve student retention of the nitrogen cycle. Students able to diagram the N cycle on pop quizzes were rewarded with special cards that included the N cycle. These cards could then be used on subsequent tests in place of memory alone. Six of 11 students tested three months later…

  7. Class policies and grading system Your grade in this course will be based on attendance, 3 hour tests, a final exam, hand-in

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    Nyikos, Peter J.

    tests, a final exam, hand-in homework, quizzes and a grade on your Monday labs. Attendance will be taken in each class and affects your grade as explained below. Each hour test contributes 131 3 % to the point have a privacy concern about your grades on quizzes, tests, or homework, fold the papers lengthwise

  8. Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? An Analysis of Accelerated Reader and the Influence of Reading Rewards on Learning and Library Media Centers

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    McCarthy, Cheryl A.

    2003-01-01

    Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computerized reading reward program by Renaissance Learning Inc. (RLI) that offers schools management software with computer quizzes of books identified by reading level (RL) and assigned points in order for children to read books, take quizzes, and earn points. Schools or teachers decide whether to offer prizes in…

  9. Biology II Lecture Syllabus: Spring 2014 LECTURE TIMES/LOCATION

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    .g., grading, your grade, exam times, online resources, text book availability etc.), please e-mail Ms, please e-mail your GTA or see him/her during their office hours. COURSE DESCRIPTION: BSC 2011 (Biology II situations. Online quizzes: There will be four online quizzes that count for a total of 5% of your grade

  10. TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CENTRAL TEXAS ACC 503 115 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGEMENT --

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    Diestel, Geoff

    AND CONTACT INFORMATION FALL 2015 Professor: Dr. David Ritter, DBA, JD, MBA, Attorney, CPA Office: 323 C Phone. Assigned chapters must be read and chapter quizzes taken by Friday at 11:59 . All quizzes, exams cannot determine the correct answer to the exam, I will be glad to help you understand the problem. Send

  11. E-Assessment Adaptation at a Military Vocational College: Student Perceptions

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    Cigdem, Harun; Oncu, Semiral

    2015-01-01

    This survey study examines an assessment methodology through e-quizzes administered at a military vocational college and subsequent student perceptions in spring 2013 at the "Computer Networks" course. A total of 30 Computer Technologies and 261 Electronic and Communication Technologies students took three e-quizzes. Data were gathered…

  12. Psychology: Teacher Supplement.

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    Stark, Rebecca

    This supplement provides teachers with tests, quizzes, answers to questions in the text, and general teaching information for using the student text, "Psychology," by Rebecca Stark. Quizzes included are on the topics of human development; the nervous system; the brain; cognitive development; sensation and perception; conditioning; learning;…

  13. Why Cramming Doesn't Work

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    Glenn, David

    2007-01-01

    Most college instructors probably are not about to start giving the daily quizzes that some researchers recommend to improve learning, so students might want to try testing themselves when they study on their own. But there's a catch: When people study with flashcards, by far the most common method of self-quizzing, they're notoriously bad at…

  14. Incorporating Active Learning Techniques into a Genetics Class

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    Lee, W. Theodore; Jabot, Michael E.

    2011-01-01

    We revised a sophomore-level genetics class to more actively engage the students in their learning. The students worked in groups on quizzes using the Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique (IF-AT) and active-learning projects. The IF-AT quizzes allowed students to discuss key concepts in small groups and learn the correct answers in class. The…

  15. Effects of Primer Podcasts on Stimulating Learning from Lectures: How Do Students Engage?

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    Popova, Anguelina; Kirschner, Paul A.; Joiner, Richard

    2014-01-01

    A number of factors can influence learning from lectures such as students' prior knowledge, their motivation, the instructional design, the lecturer and so forth. Instructional aid techniques such as preparing class notes, giving quizzes (either planned or spot quizzes) and the like can be used to maximize learning. This study uses two…

  16. FAS6176 ALGAE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY Instructor: Professor Edward Phlips

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    the biology and ecology of aquatic algae, including evolution, classification, structure, photosynthesis. Annual Reviews Ecology Evolution and Systematics 39:615-639. Nisbet, E.G. and N. H. Sleep. 2001 quizzes will be administered during the term. The quizzes will involve five multiple choice or true/false

  17. Programming Wireless Handheld Devices for Applications in Teaching Astronomy

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    Budiardja, R.; Saranathan, V.; Guidry, M.

    2002-12-01

    Wireless technology implemented with handheld devices has attractive features because of the potential to access large amounts of data and the prospect of on-the-fly computational analysis from a device that can be carried in a shirt pocket. We shall describe applications of such technology to the general paradigm of making digital wireless connections from the field to upload information and queries to network servers, executing (potentially complex) data analysis and/or database operations on fast network computers, and returning real-time information from this analysis to the handheld device in the field. As illustration, we shall describe several client/server programs that we have written for applications in teaching introductory astronomy. For example, one program allows static and dynamic properties of astronomical objects to be accessed in a remote observation laboratory setting using a digital cell phone or PDA. Another implements interactive quizzing over a cell phone or PDA using a 700-question introductory astronomy quiz database, thus permitting students to study for astronomy quizzes in any environment in which they have a few free minutes and a digital cell phone or wireless PDA. The presentation will include hands-on demonstrations with real devices.

  18. Evaluation of Web-Based Interactive Instruction in Intraoral and Panoramic Radiographic Anatomy.

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    Farkhondeh, Alireza; Geist, James R

    2015-07-01

    The objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of Web-based interactive modules in the instruction of dental hygiene students on intraoral and panoramic radiographic landmarks. The experimental group studied these landmarks as presented on interactive Web-based modules instead of in classroom presentations. The control group (the previous year's class) received instruction in the traditional classroom format. The outcomes measures included quizzes, examinations and an in-class project. Independent samples t-tests compared the scores of the two groups. A survey was administered to the experimental group to determine their perceptions of instruction with the modules. There was no significant difference in scores between the two groups on the project (p = .926) or the intraoral quiz and exam scores (p = .1 22), but the experimental group scored significantly lower on the panoramic outcomes (p = .039). Only 26% of the students preferred computer-assisted instruction to classroom instruction. The narration and interactive quizzes in the intraoral module may have contributed to the similar performance of the experimental and control groups, while their absence may have adversely affected the effectiveness of the panoramic module. PMID:26292503

  19. Flipped classroom model improves graduate student performance in cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology.

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    Tune, Johnathan D; Sturek, Michael; Basile, David P

    2013-12-01

    The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a traditional lecture-based curriculum versus a modified "flipped classroom" curriculum of cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal physiology delivered to first-year graduate students. Students in both courses were provided the same notes and recorded lectures. Students in the modified flipped classroom were required to watch the prerecorded lectures before class and then attend class, where they received a quiz or homework covering material in each lecture (valued at 25% of the final grade) followed by a question and answer/problem-solving period. In the traditional curriculum, attending lectures was optional and there were no quizzes. Evaluation of effectiveness and student performance was achieved by having students in both courses take the same multiple-choice exams. Within a comparable group of graduate students, participants in the flipped course scored significantly higher (P ? 0.05) on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and weighted cumulative sections by an average of >12 percentage points. Exam averages for students in the flipped course also tended to be higher on the renal section by ?11 percentage points (P = 0.06). Based on our experience and responses obtained in blinded student surveys, we propose that the use of homework and in-class quizzes were critical motivating factors that likely contributed to the increase in student exam performance. Taken together, our findings support that the flipped classroom model is a highly effective means in which to disseminate key physiological concepts to graduate students. PMID:24292907

  20. Interactive learning research: application of cognitive load theory to nursing education.

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    Hessler, Karen L; Henderson, Ann M

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of interactive self-paced computerized case study compared to traditional hand-written paper case study on the outcomes of student knowledge, attitude, and retention of the content delivered. Cognitive load theory (CLT) provided the theoretical framework for the study. A quasi-experimental pre-test post-test design with random group assignment was used to measure by self-report survey student cognitive load and interactivity level of the intervention. Student scores on quizzes in semester 1 and post-test follow-up quizzes in semester 3 were assessed for the intervention's effects on knowledge retention. While no significant statistical differences were found between groups, the students in the interactive case study group rated their case study as more fun and interactive. These students also scored consistently higher on the post-test quiz items in their third semester, showing the viability of using CLT to improve student retention of nursing curricula information. PMID:23813334

  1. Guided learning chemistry activities in the physical science (PSCI 1030) lab at Middle Tennessee State University

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    Farris, Barry

    2005-07-01

    Guided learning labs as alternatives to traditional style chemistry-related labs were tested in the course, Topics in Physical Science. Guided learning labs emphasized students' conceptual understanding of the science content and actively involved the instructor during the lab. The control group performed traditional lab exorcise while students who carried out the guided learning activities formed the treatment group. Both groups had similar demographic and academic backgrounds. This research compared student performances on the three labs: Density, Kinetic Theory and Chemical Reactions. Both groups completed pre-lab and post-lab quizzes and answered conceptual questions for each lab. Students also participated in a post-course quiz via email. Scores on all these assessments were compared using independent samples t tests. The treatment group outscored the control group on all summary assessments, and performed significantly better than the control group on the post-lab quizzes and conceptual questions for all three labs. Students in the treatment group demonstrated stronger Pearson's correlations between their ACT Mathematics, Science Reasoning and Reading Comprehension scores and their scores on the assessments. Student reactions to the guided learning style of lab were favorable. The implication is that guided learning labs improve conceptual understanding of chemistry concepts in a physical science lab course.

  2. AMS 102: QUIZ 2 1. The population of long-tailed hamster in eastern Texas has been de-

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    Retakh, Alexander

    AMS 102: QUIZ 2 SOLUTIONS 1. The population of long-tailed hamster in eastern Texas has been de of the hamster's natural habitat. Two statistical studies were conducted that, on the year-by-year basis (1) compared hamster population with the area of human settlement, (2) compared hamster population with annual

  3. AMS 102: QUIZ 3 In the town of Rodentville, half of the households own a hamster, 30%

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    Retakh, Alexander

    AMS 102: QUIZ 3 SOLUTIONS In the town of Rodentville, half of the households own a hamster, 30% of all households own a gunia pig, and 35% of all households own neither a hamster, nor a guinea pig. (a) Determine the percentage of households that own both a hamster and a gunie pig. 100 - 35 = 65% of households

  4. What Do Students Do when Asked to Diagnose Their Mistakes? Does It Help Them? II. A More Typical Quiz Context

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    Yerushalmi, Edit; Cohen, Elisheva; Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

    2012-01-01

    "Self-diagnosis tasks" aim at fostering students' learning in an examination context by requiring students to present diagnoses of their solutions to quiz problems. We examined the relationship between students' learning from self-diagnosis and the typicality of the problem situation. Four recitation groups in an introductory physics class…

  5. The Additive Effects of Scripted Lessons Plus Guided Notes on Science Quiz Scores of Students with Intellectual Disability and Autism

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    Jimenez, Bree A.; Lo, Ya-yu; Saunders, Alicia F.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the effects of scripted lessons (SLs) alone and in combination with guided notes during science instruction on science quiz scores of three elementary students with moderate to severe intellectual disability and autism. This study used a multiple probe across three science units design with replication across students and…

  6. Analysis of gaze and speech patterns in three-party quiz game interaction Samer Al Moubayed, Jens Edlund, Joakim Gustafson

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    Boye, Johan

    Analysis of gaze and speech patterns in three-party quiz game interaction Samer Al Moubayed, Jens,jocke}@speech.kth.se Abstract In order to understand and model the dynamics between interaction phenomena such as gaze collection setup using automated, objective techniques in which we capture the gaze and speech patterns

  7. www.BioTechniques.com285Vol. 50 | No. 5 | 2011 Pop quiz: What's the best molecular

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    Vertes, Akos

    Features www.BioTechniques.com285Vol. 50 | No. 5 | 2011 Tech News Pop quiz: What's the best abundance andmRNAexpressiondoserveasmolecular bellwethers of the cellular condition, these biomolecules turn over far too slowly. When it comes to cellular status, the molecular canary

  8. American Society of Nephrology quiz and questionnaire 2014: acid-base and electrolyte disorders.

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    Rosner, Mitchell H; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

    2015-03-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the Annual Kidney Week Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. Once again, in 2014 the conference hall was overflowing with audience members and eager quiz participants. Topics covered by the expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases from each of these categories along with single-best-answer questions were prepared and submitted by the panel of experts. Before the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs and nephrology fellows answered the questions using an Internet-based questionnaire. During the live session, members of the audience tested their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by the experts. They compared their answers in real time using audience response devices with the answers of the nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers were then discussed after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. As always, the audience, lecturers, and moderators enjoyed this educational session. This article recapitulates the acid-base and electrolyte disorders portion of the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:25617429

  9. Would I bet on beating you? Subtly increasing other-focus helps overcome egocentrism.

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    Pahl, Sabine

    2011-01-01

    Two studies investigated egocentrism in competitive situations. Specifically, the aim was to test novel subtle debiasing techniques for the shared-circumstance effect whereby people bet more money on winning in easy than difficult knowledge quizzes. In Study 1, participants took part in a quiz competition with a friend. Being asked to complete 10 sentence stems about the opponent eliminated the shared-circumstance effect, compared to completing 10 sentences about the self. In Study 2, circling third-person pronouns in an unrelated task eliminated the shared-circumstance effect compared to circling first-person pronouns. The research is the first to show that subtly directing attention to the opponent or to a generic third person can eliminate egocentrism effects. PMID:21914591

  10. Integration of Video-Based Demonstrations to Prepare Students for the Organic Chemistry Laboratory

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    Nadelson, Louis S.; Scaggs, Jonathan; Sheffield, Colin; McDougal, Owen M.

    2015-08-01

    Consistent, high-quality introductions to organic chemistry laboratory techniques effectively and efficiently support student learning in the organic chemistry laboratory. In this work, we developed and deployed a series of instructional videos to communicate core laboratory techniques and concepts. Using a quasi-experimental design, we tested the videos in five traditional laboratory experiments by integrating them with the standard pre-laboratory student preparation presentations and instructor demonstrations. We assessed the influence of the videos on student laboratory knowledge and performance, using sections of students who did not view the videos as the control. Our analysis of pre-quizzes revealed the control group had equivalent scores to the treatment group, while the post-quiz results show consistently greater learning gains for the treatment group. Additionally, the students who watched the videos as part of their pre-laboratory instruction completed their experiments in less time.

  11. EKGenius: a computer-interactive electrophysiology learning tool.

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    Dubin, S; Butler, A; Hanes, D

    1994-01-01

    EKGenius is a computer-interactive learning environment in electrocardiography for the cardiovascular specialist including those who design and evaluate monitoring equipment. It provides a comprehensive review and assessment in electrocardiographic principles, 12-lead EKG interpretation, and arrhythmia detection. The program combines a simulated examination, tutorial lessons, and practice quizzes. An authoring system facilitates implementation of an a database of 250 questions and 100 lessons. The program provides the user with his/her score at the end of the exam, and the user has the option to review incorrect responses with the associated lessons. In the quiz mode, 10 questions are selected from the bank in the category selected by the user. Immediate feedback is provided with each response, and the user has the option of receiving a hint or reviewing an associated lesson. A mode is also available to view the tutorial lessons independently. PMID:7948625

  12. Digital assist: A comparison of two note-taking methods (traditional vs. digital pen) for students with emotional behavioral disorders

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    Rody, Carlotta A.

    High school biology classes traditionally follow a lecture format to disseminate content and new terminology. With the inclusive practices of No Child Left Behind, the Common Core State Standards, and end-of-course exam requirement for high school diplomas, classes include a large range of achievement levels and abilities. Teachers assume, often incorrectly, that students come to class prepared to listen and take notes. In a standard diploma, high school biology class in a separate school for students with emotional and behavioral disorders, five students participated in a single-subject, alternating treatment design study that compared the use of regular pens and digital pens to take notes during 21 lecture sessions. Behavior measures were threefold between the two interventions: (a) quantity of notes taken per minute during lectures, (b) quantity of notes or notations taken during review pauses, and (c) percent of correct responses on the daily comprehension quizzes. The study's data indicated that two students were inclined to take more lecture notes when using the digital pen. Two students took more notes with the regular pen. One student demonstrated no difference in her performance with either pen type. Both female students took more notes per minute, on average, than the three males regardless of pen type. During the review pause, three of the five students only added notes or notations to their notes when using the regular pen. The remaining two students did not add to their notes. Quiz scores differed in favor of the regular pen. All five participants earned higher scores on quizzes given during regular pen sessions. However, the differences were minor, and recommendations are made for specific training in note-taking, the pause strategy, and digital pen fluency which may produce different results for both note-taking and quiz scores.

  13. An Elective Course on Current Concepts in Adult Ambulatory Care

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    Weber, Zachary A.

    2014-01-01

    Objective. To design and evaluate a doctor of pharmacy course exploring disease states commonly encountered in ambulatory care, while applying literature to clinical practice and promoting a continual learning mindset. Design. This elective incorporated a learner-centered teaching approach. Each week, 2 groups of students were assigned a clinical trial to present to their peers. The focus was on clinical application and impact, rather than literature evaluation. A social networking group on Facebook was used to expose students to pharmacy information outside the classroom. Assessment. Student grades were determined by multiple activities: presentations, participation and moderation of the Facebook group, class participation, quiz scores, and quiz question development. Course evaluations served as a qualitative assessment of student learning and perceptions, quizzes were the most objective assessment of student learning, and presentation evaluations were the most directed assessment of course goals. Conclusion. This elective was an innovative approach to teaching ambulatory care that effectively filled a curricular void. Successful attainment of the primary course goals and objectives was demonstrated through course evaluations, surveys, and quiz and presentation scores. PMID:25657370

  14. Prototype of a Questionnaire and Quiz System for Supporting Increase of Health Awareness During Wait Time in Dispensing Pharmacy

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    Toda, Takeshi; Chen, Poa-Min; Ozaki, Shinya; Ideguchi, Naoko; Miyaki, Tomoko; Nanbu, Keiko; Ikeda, Keiko

    For quit-smoking clinic and its campaign, there was a need for pharmacists to investigate pediatric patient's parent consciousness to tobacco harm utilizing wait time in a pediatric dispensing pharmacy. In this research, we developed the questionnaire and quiz total system using the tablet for user interface, in which people can easily answer the questionnaire/quiz and quickly see the total results on the spot in order to enhance their consciousness to the tobacco harm. The system also provides their tobacco dependence level based on the questionnaire results and some advice for their health and dietary habits due to the tobacco dependence level. From a field trial with one hundred four examinees in the pediatric dispensing pharmacy, the user interface was useful compared to conventional questionnaire form. The system could enhance their consciousness to tobacco harm and make their beneficial use of waiting time in dispensing pharmacy. Some interesting suggestions for improvement and new services were also obtained.

  15. Antibiotics Quiz

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  1. American Society of Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire 2013: Electrolyte and Acid-Base

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQ&Q) remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. As in past years, the conference hall was overflowing with interested audience members. Topics covered by expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single-best-answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts. Prior to the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs answered questions through an Internet-based questionnaire. A new addition to the NQ&Q was participation in the questionnaire by nephrology fellows. To review the process, members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. Their answers are compared in real time using audience response devices with the answers of nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers are then briefly discussed after the audience responses, and the results of the questionnaire are displayed. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of CJASN. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:24558051

  2. American Society of Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire 2013: electrolyte and acid-base.

    PubMed

    Palmer, Biff F; Perazella, Mark A; Choi, Michael J

    2014-06-01

    The Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQ&Q) remains an extremely popular session for attendees of the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. As in past years, the conference hall was overflowing with interested audience members. Topics covered by expert discussants included electrolyte and acid-base disorders, glomerular disease, ESRD/dialysis, and transplantation. Complex cases representing each of these categories along with single-best-answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts. Prior to the meeting, program directors of United States nephrology training programs answered questions through an Internet-based questionnaire. A new addition to the NQ&Q was participation in the questionnaire by nephrology fellows. To review the process, members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. Their answers are compared in real time using audience response devices with the answers of nephrology fellows and training program directors. The correct and incorrect answers are then briefly discussed after the audience responses, and the results of the questionnaire are displayed. This article recapitulates the session and reproduces its educational value for the readers of CJASN. Enjoy the clinical cases and expert discussions. PMID:24558051

  3. Attendance Quiz for Lecture 181 1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more than the ball. How much does the

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    Zeilberger, Doron

    Attendance Quiz for Lecture 181 2 1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10. The bat costs one dollar more, but then the bat costs one dollar, and the difference is 90 cents. To make the difference one dollar, one has to make the bat 5 cents more expensive, and the ball 5 cents cheaper. (Many people did it correctly, using

  4. Eating for Sports

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  5. Going to the Hospital

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    ... That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español What Other Kids ... volunteers may bring coffee to parents or play games, read, and watch videos with you in your ...

  6. What Is Pulmonary Hypertension?

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    ... evaluate unusually low blood pressure readings. How is high blood pressure diagnosed? Your healthcare providers will want to get ... learn more about your blood pressure numbers . Interactive High Blood Pressure Guide Find videos, quizzes, trackers and more with ...

  8. Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... Alcohol and Your Health Visit NIAAA's Fully Interactive Web site. Tools to Assess and Change Risky Drinking ... quitting The Rethinking Drinking product set includes: Interactive Web site with quizzes, calculators, and other tools A ...

  9. Course Syllabus-graduate students SWS 4207/5208, Fall 2014

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    Ma, Lena

    will focus on plant and crop systems but will touch on animal systems. The first part of the course quizzes testing you on the previous content. We will have six (6) discussion topics for everyone to delve

  10. Course Syllabus-Undergrads SWS 4207/5208, Fall 2014

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    Ma, Lena

    will focus on plant and crop systems but will touch on animal systems. The first part of the course quizzes testing you on the previous content. We will have six (6) discussion topics for everyone to delve

  11. Types of Ulcerative Colitis

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    ... IBD Learn about IBD treatments, diet, complications, and quality of life through videos, interactive quizzes, and more on the I'll Be Determined disease management website. Find a Clinical Trial Be an active ...

  12. When You Are a Twin or Triplet

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    ... People, Places & Things That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español ... the same parents. They can even be different sexes. Being a twin doesn't mean you have ...

  13. Successful Application of Active Learning Techniques to Introductory Microbiology.

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    Hoffman, Elizabeth A.

    2001-01-01

    Points out the low student achievement in microbiology courses and presents an active learning method applied in an introductory microbiology course which features daily quizzes, cooperative learning activities, and group projects. (Contains 30 references.) (YDS)

  14. School of the Month: Northgate High School, Walnut Creek, California.

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    Dudley, Art

    1983-01-01

    Describes solutions to burgeoning student interest in computers instituted at Northgate High School, including a computer club and independent study in computers. Purpose, membership, scheduling, meetings and activities, courseware, worksheets, and quizzes are discussed. (EJS)

  15. Texas A&M University Central Texas HAMK 514 Health Informatics and Trends--

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    Diestel, Geoff

    AND CONTACT INFORMATION Spring 2015 Professor: Dr. David Ritter, DBA, JD, MBA, Attorney, CPA Office: 323 C. This is a 16 week course. Plan well and allocate sufficient time to complete the assignments, quizzes, exams

  16. Texas A&M University Central Texas ACC 503 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGEMENT --

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    Diestel, Geoff

    INFORMATION Fall 2013 Aug. 26 ­ Dec. 12 Professor: Dr. David Ritter, DBA, JD, MBA, Attorney, CPA Office: 131a, quizzes, exams, and research paper in a timely manner. Late submissions are not accepted without severe

  17. Texas A&M University Central Texas HAMK 512 Health Eco., Fin, and Accounting --

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    Diestel, Geoff

    :00 Professor: Dr. David Ritter, DBA, JD, MBA, Attorney, CPA Office: 131a Phone: 954/519-5792 Office Hours: M 11 meetings. Plan well and allocate sufficient time to complete the assignments, quizzes, exams, and research

  18. Texas A&M University Central Texas ACC 520 Corporate Taxation --

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    Diestel, Geoff

    , Attorney, CPA Office: 131a Phone: 954/519-5792 Office Hours: Online M-S as needed Other by Appointment and allocate sufficient time to complete the assignments, quizzes, exams, and research paper in a timely manner

  19. Texas A&M University Central Texas HAMK 512 Health Eco., Fin, and Accounting --

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    Diestel, Geoff

    AND CONTACT INFORMATION Fall 2015 ONLINE Professor: Dr. David Ritter, DBA, JD, MBA, Attorney, CPA Office: 323 results. Plan well and allocate sufficient time to complete the assignments, quizzes, exams, and research

  20. Cardiac Medications

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  1. Astronomy and Cosmology -spring 2003 -final exam Take this exam on Friday 6 June 2003, and turn it in by 5 pm.

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    Astronomy and Cosmology - spring 2003 - final exam Take this exam on Friday 6 June 2003, and turn (Sky), 3 (Moon), 4 (Gravity), 5 (Light), 18 (Sun), 28 (Cosmology) 5. How did you do on the quizzes? Did

  2. Histology on the World Wide Web: A Digest of Resources for Students and Teachers.

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    Cotter, John R.

    1997-01-01

    Provides a list of 37 World Wide Web sites that are devoted to instruction in histology and include electronic manuals, syllabi, atlases, image galleries, and quizzes. Reviews the topics, content, and highlights of these Web sites. (DDR)

  3. Life Science and Everyday Thinking Sample Semester Syllabus

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    Donovan, Deborah

    of biology ­ deep enough for you to teach kids about them if that is your eventual career goal. 2. Nature and summarizing questions; all of the exams and quizzes are open book/open notes and the activity sheets

  4. Life Science and Everyday Thinking Sample Quarter Syllabus (Ecology track)

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    Donovan, Deborah

    enough for you to teach kids about them if that is your eventual career goal. 2. Nature of Science and summarizing questions; all of the exams and quizzes are open book/open notes and the activity sheets

  5. FirstScience -The hitchhiker's guide to altruism --Study explains... http://www.firstscience.com/home/news/breaking-news-all-topics/t... 1 of 1 28/1/07 13:50

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    Reece, Sarah

    traits evolve - 19 Jan 2007 By University of Chicago Press Journals New research carried out & Behavioural > Space > Technology Articles Perspectives FirstScience TV Facts Poems & Quotes Games & Quizzes biology biotechnology business cancer care cell chemistry computer diseases economics education

  6. ME/AE 5478, CompE 5820, EE 5870: Mechatronics (Spring 2015) Lecture 12:0012:50 MWF (Toomey Hall 260)

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    Landers, Robert G.

    during lecture is expected as it will enhance your ability to learn the course material. Students talking, texting, etc. during class will be dropped from the course. Grading Quizzes 50% Laboratories 25% Final

  7. WHAT'S INSIDE About the Program 2

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    Barrash, Warren

    Enrollment Program is accredited by the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP Standard #3: CEP students are assessed using the same methods (e.g., papers, portfolios, quizzes, labs, etc

  8. What Happens in the Operating Room?

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  12. All about Adenoids

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  13. What's a Booger?

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  14. How the Body Works

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  15. What's Sweat?

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  16. Meaning of Muscular Dystrophy

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  18. Growth Disorders

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  19. Arthritis

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  20. Checking Out Cuts, Scratches, and Abrasions

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  1. Kids Medical Dictionary

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  2. Implantable Medical Devices

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  3. 18/12/2012 21:25People Less Generous Than Thought | Game Theory | LiveScience Page 1 of 6http://www.livescience.com/25610-humans-not-cooperative.html

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    West, Stuart

    , LiveScience Staff Writer Date: 17 December 2012 Time: 03:48 PM ET Search Home Space Animals Health Environment Technology Culture History Strange News Quizzes Video Images Topics Shop Top 10 Mysteries

  4. What Is Rape and Date Rape?

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  7. Concussions

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  8. Computer-based, Jeopardy™-like game in general chemistry for engineering majors

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    Ling, S. S.; Saffre, F.; Kadadha, M.; Gater, D. L.; Isakovic, A. F.

    2013-03-01

    We report on the design of Jeopardy™-like computer game for enhancement of learning of general chemistry for engineering majors. While we examine several parameters of student achievement and attitude, our primary concern is addressing the motivation of students, which tends to be low in a traditionally run chemistry lectures. The effect of the game-playing is tested by comparing paper-based game quiz, which constitutes a control group, and computer-based game quiz, constituting a treatment group. Computer-based game quizzes are Java™-based applications that students run once a week in the second part of the last lecture of the week. Overall effectiveness of the semester-long program is measured through pretest-postest conceptual testing of general chemistry. The objective of this research is to determine to what extent this ``gamification'' of the course delivery and course evaluation processes may be beneficial to the undergraduates' learning of science in general, and chemistry in particular. We present data addressing gender-specific difference in performance, as well as background (pre-college) level of general science and chemistry preparation. We outline the plan how to extend such approach to general physics courses and to modern science driven electives, and we offer live, in-lectures examples of our computer gaming experience. We acknowledge support from Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

  9. Simulation: a teaching tool for liver transplantation anesthesiology.

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    Aggarwal, Shushma; Bane, Brian C; Boucek, Charles D; Planinsic, Raymond M; Lutz, John W; Metro, David G

    2012-01-01

    Anesthesia for liver transplantation (ALT) requires extensive preparation and rapid recognition of changing clinical conditions. Owing to the proliferation of transplant centers, greater number of anesthesia providers need training in specific skills required to treat these patients. These cases are no longer limited to few transplant centers; therefore, reduction of cases in individual centers has created a need for simulation training to prepare and supplement clinical experience. We have developed an ALT simulation course for senior anesthesia residents which combines didactic sessions with live-patient-based and mannequin-based simulation. Outcomes have been measured using pre- and post-simulation course quizzes as well as a survey given at the end of the month-long ALT rotation. Twenty-four senior anesthesiology residents (n = 24) have completed the ALT simulation course. Residents had an average score of 75% ± 10% on the pre-simulation quiz, which increased to 92% ± 6.5% on the post-simulation quiz (p < 0.001). Furthermore, survey scores indicated that residents noted that the course provided an improvement in their preparedness, confidence, anticipation, and understanding of the importance of communication skills in the care of this patient population. The ALT simulation course provided a standardized in-depth exposure to clinical issues involved in the perioperative care of liver transplant patients. PMID:22211653

  10. Using Test Generating Software for Assessment

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    Singh Aurora, Tarlok

    2007-04-01

    Assessment is an important part of teaching and learning. Designing suitable tests and quizzes for assessment is a time consuming task. With faculty's much commitment at work, sometimes it is not easy to find enough time to design a good test before the test day. Searching for and modifying older tests can take considerable amount of time. There is a need to develop a customized test bank that one could use to generate a quiz or test quickly before class time or before a test. A number of commercial software is available for e-learning that has this capability. Some of these are - Test Generator, Examview, Test Pro Developer etc. Application of Examview software in developing a test bank for physics will be presented. A physics test bank, with applications in other disciplines, can be gradually built over time and used to create a test or quiz quickly. Multiple scrambled versions of a single test (and answer sheets) can be created to discourage cheating in a large class setting. The presentation will show how to build a test bank.

  11. A freely available cyber-university for personalized education

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    Jonsdottir, Anna Helga

    2013-01-01

    Research is described on a system for web-assisted education and how it is used to deliver on-line quiz questions, automatically suited to individual students. The system can store and display all of the various pieces of information used in a class-room (slides, examples, handouts, quiz items) and give individualized quizzes to participating students. %%tvitekning: %This paper describes the system and gives results from %research done using it. Experiments have shown that both the item database and the item allocation methods are important and examples are given on how these need to be tuned for each course. Different item allocation methods are discussed and a method is proposed for comparing several such schemes. It is clearly seen that students improve their knowledge while using the system. Classical statistical models which do not include learning, but are designed for mere evaluation, are therefore not applicable. The system is built on the basic theme that it is for learning rather than evaluation. In...

  12. Effects of single sex lab groups on physics self-efficacy, behavior, and academic performance

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    Hunt, Gary L.

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the gender composition of a laboratory group and student behaviors, self-efficacy, and quiz performance, within the college physics laboratory. A student population was chosen and subdivided into two groups, which were assigned either same-sex or coed laboratory teams while executing identical laboratory activities and instruction. Assessments were carried out prior to instruction, during the course, and at the end of one semester worth of instruction and laboratory activities. Students were assessed in three areas: behaviors exhibited during laboratory activities, self-efficacy, and scores on laboratory quizzes. Analyses considered the differences in outcomes after a single semester of physics laboratories that differed only in team gender organization. The results indicated that there were no statistically significant differences in behavior variable, self-efficacy or laboratory quiz scores between same sex teams and coed teams. There were also no statistically significant differences between genders, and no interaction effect present. In a post-hoc analysis of the individual behaviors data, it was noted that there is present a practical difference in the individual behaviors exhibited by males and females. This difference implies a difference in how males and females successfully engage in the laboratory activities.

  13. Handheld Devices with Wide-Area Wireless Connectivity: Applications in Astronomy Educational Technology and Remote Computational Control

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    Budiardja, R. D.; Lingerfelt, E. J.; Guidry, M. W.

    2003-05-01

    Wireless technology implemented with handheld devices has attractive features because of the potential to access large amounts of data and the prospect of on-the-fly computational analysis from a device that can be carried in a shirt pocket. We shall describe applications of such technology to the general paradigm of making digital wireless connections from the field to upload information and queries to network servers, executing (potentially complex) programs and controlling data analysis and/or database operations on fast network computers, and returning real-time information from this analysis to the handheld device in the field. As illustration, we shall describe several client/server programs that we have written for applications in teaching introductory astronomy. For example, one program allows static and dynamic properties of astronomical objects to be accessed in a remote observation laboratory setting using a digital cell phone or PDA. Another implements interactive quizzing over a cell phone or PDA using a 700-question introductory astronomy quiz database, thus permitting students to study for astronomy quizzes in any environment in which they have a few free minutes and a digital cell phone or wireless PDA. Another allows one to control and monitor a computation done on a Beowulf cluster by changing the parameters of the computation remotely and retrieving the result when the computation is done. The presentation will include hands-on demonstrations with real devices. *Managed by UT-Battelle, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725.

  14. Retention of Information as a Function of Lesson Design for Middle School Studies of Wetlands in New Jersey

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    Parsekian, A.; Cimiluca, C.; Gates, A. E.; Calderon, I.

    2010-12-01

    Considering the breadth of innovative teaching strategies available, it is helpful to identify which will be best suited for a particular subject. With students that have a variety of interests, it is important to engage as many as possible in the lab activity, especially those who might not identify science as their preferred interest. Here we test the retention of information by middle school students after a problem-based learning (PBL) style lesson compared with an investigation where the students were given no role-playing problem. Both lessons were designed around wetlands in New Jersey: the first being a pond-edge ecosystem in a park near the middle school in Newark, NJ that the students are familiar with and the second being small, isolated peat bogs in the Pinelands of southern New Jersey that are the subject of ongoing scientific research. Days after both hands-on lessons, the students were given short, carefully designed multiple choice quizzes that tested the retention of knowledge about each of the learning objectives set forth. Results of the quizzes are nearly normally distributed, indicating a similar average performance. A higher number of students preformed better on the problem-based learning post-quiz suggesting the inclusion of a role playing scenario is useful for engaging the most students in hands-on wetlands laboratory experiments. Future work should test the retention of this type of information over time and explore other teaching strategies. We also present new ideas for an inexpensive hands-on lesson as implemented for the peat bog wetlands example that introduces basic soil science concepts to middle school and high school students.

  15. Teaching resources for dermatology on the WWW--quiz system and dynamic lecture scripts using a HTTP-database demon.

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    Bittorf, A.; Diepgen, T. L.

    1996-01-01

    The World Wide Web (WWW) is becoming the major way of acquiring information in all scientific disciplines as well as in business. It is very well suitable for fast distribution and exchange of up to date teaching resources. However, to date most teaching applications on the Web do not use its full power by integrating interactive components. We have set up a computer based training (CBT) framework for Dermatology, which consists of dynamic lecture scripts, case reports, an atlas and a quiz system. All these components heavily rely on an underlying image database that permits the creation of dynamic documents. We used a demon process that keeps the database open and can be accessed using HTTP to achieve better performance and avoid the overhead involved by starting CGI-processes. The result of our evaluation was very encouraging. Images Figure 3 PMID:8947625

  16. Solutions to the Attendance Quiz for Sept. 30, 2010 1. Determine whether the matrix is invertible. If so find, its inverse.

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    Zeilberger, Doron

    . This is already in row-echelon form, so we know that the matrix is invertible and we must go on to the reducedSolutions to the Attendance Quiz for Sept. 30, 2010 1. Determine whether the matrix is invertible. If so find, its inverse. 1 3 2 2 5 5 1 3 1 Sol. of 1: First we try to bring the matrix into reduced

  17. Lab Day Date Quiz Lecture Activity Notes 1 T Jan20 --L1: Introduction and Units A1: Cars L1E, DT

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    Smith, Nathanael J.

    Lab Day Date Quiz Lecture Activity Notes 1 T Jan20 -- L1: Introduction and Units A1: Cars L1E, DT W Feb19 Q8 L9: Friction and Spring Forces -- L9E, P 11 T Feb24 Q9 L10: Uniform Circular Motion A6: Great T Mar10 Spring break W Mar 11 Spring break Phys 2010/2011 Tuesday/Thursday Schedule for Spring 2015 W

  18. Lab Day Date Quiz Lecture Activity Notes 1 W Jan21 --L1: Introduction and Units A1: Cars L1E, DT

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    Smith, Nathanael J.

    Lab Day Date Quiz Lecture Activity Notes 1 W Jan21 -- L1: Introduction and Units A1: Cars L1E, DT W Feb20 Q8 L9: Friction and Spring Forces -- L9E, P 11 W Feb25 Q9 L10: Uniform Circular Motion A6: Great W Mar11 Spring break W Mar11 Spring break Phys 2010/2011 Wednesday/Friday Schedule for Spring 2015 W

  19. Challenges and opportunities: using a science-based video game in secondary school settings

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    Muehrer, Rachel; Jenson, Jennifer; Friedberg, Jeremy; Husain, Nicole

    2012-12-01

    Simulations and games are not new artifacts to the study of science in secondary school settings (Hug, Kriajcik and Marx 2005), however teachers remain skeptical as to their value, use and appropriateness (Rice 2006). The difficulty is not only the design and development of effective play environments that produce measurable changes in knowledge and/or understanding, but also in their on-the-ground use (Jaipal and Figg 2010). This paper reports on the use of a science-focused video game in five very different secondary school settings in Ontario, Canada. A mixed-methods approach was used in the study, and included data gathered on general gameplay habits and technology use, as well as informal interviews with teachers and students who played the game. In total, 161 participants played a series of games focused on the "life of a plant", and were given both a pre and post quiz to determine if the game helped them retain and/or change what they knew about scientific processes like plant cell anatomy and photosynthesis. Participants showed statistically significant improvement on quizzes that were taken after playing the game for approximately one-hour sessions, despite difficulties in some cases both accessing and playing the game for the full hour. Our findings also reveal the ongoing challenges in making use of technology in a variety of school sessions, even when using a browser-based game, that demanded very little other than a reliable internet connection.

  20. Canine theriogenology for dog enthusiasts: teaching methodology and outcomes in a massive open online course (MOOC).

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    Root Kustritz, Margaret V

    2014-01-01

    A massive open online course (MOOC) in canine theriogenology was offered for dog owners and breeders and for veterinary professionals as a partnership between the University of Minnesota and Coursera. The six-week course was composed of short video lectures, multiple-choice quizzes with instant feedback to assess understanding, weekly case studies with peer evaluation to promote integration of course materials, and discussion forums to promote participant interaction. Peak enrollment was 8,796 students. The grading policy for completion was strict and was upheld; completion rate for all participants was 7.5%. About 12% of participants achieved a grade of over 90% in the course, with those who had any deficiency mostly missing one quiz or assignment. Ninety-nine individuals were enrolled in a for-cost, credentialed pathway, and 50% of those individuals completed all required course components. Pre- and postcourse surveys were used to demonstrate that learning objectives were met by the participants and to identify that lack of time to commit to study was the biggest impediment to completion. Positive aspects of the course were active engagement by participants from all over the world and the ability of this university and instructor to reach those learners. Negative aspects concerned technical support and negative feedback from some participants who were unable to meet course requirements for reasons beyond the control of the instructor. PMID:24393779

  1. Student Knowledge and Confidence in an Elective Clinical Toxicology Course Using Active-Learning Techniques

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    Macias-Moriarity, Liliairica Z.

    2014-01-01

    Objective. To measure changes in students’ knowledge and confidence scores after completing an elective clinical toxicology course in an accelerated doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program. Design. Various active-learning techniques were used to create a learner-centered environment. Approximately two-thirds of the course used student-led presentations. Some of those not presenting were assigned to be evaluators, responsible for asking the presenter a question or writing quiz questions based on the presented material. Other learner-centered activities included weekly quizzes and discussions at the conclusion of each presented topic. Assessment. A test instrument designed to measure students’ knowledge and associated level of confidence on each item was administered at the beginning and end of the course. Students’ knowledge and confidence scores increased significantly from pretest to posttest. Conclusions. Students’ increased confidence and knowledge scores were well correlated after course completion, indicating students were better able to self-assess these areas. These findings suggest that confidence could be an additional measure of students' metacognitive skill development. PMID:24954935

  2. Ovarian Cancer Quiz

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  7. Teen Diabetes Quiz

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  10. LASP New Employee Quiz

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    This course was designed to provide new employees working with animals in the Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP) with a basic overview of issues pertaining to the care and use of animals at the NCI-Frederick. NCI employees working with animals are encouraged to take this course also. This course can also be utilized as a periodic refresher for any employee working with animals. Additionally, new employees working with animals are required to attend the Animal Health Overview Course.

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  12. Credit Card Quiz.

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    Marks, Jeff

    2000-01-01

    Describes an activity in which students design credit cards and discover for themselves the mathematical realities of buying on credit. Employs multiple-intelligence theory to increase the chance that all students will be reached. (YDS)

  13. Secondhand Smoke Quiz

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  14. Interactive Sleep Quiz

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    ... time without even knowing it--enough time to kill himself or someone else. It has been estimated that drowsy driving may account for an average of 56,000 reported accidents each year--claiming over 1,500 lives. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder marked by "sleep ...

  15. A Receptor-Grounded Approach to Teaching Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug Chemistry and Structure-Activity Relationships

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    2009-01-01

    Objective To describe a receptor-based approach to promote learning about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) chemistry, structure-activity relationships, and therapeutic decision-making. Design Three lessons on cyclooxygenase (COX) and NSAID chemistry, and NSAID therapeutic utility, were developed using text-based resources and primary medicinal chemistry and pharmacy practice literature. Learning tools were developed to assist students in content mastery. Assessment Student learning was evaluated via performance on quizzes and examinations that measured understanding of COX and NSAID chemistry, and the application of that knowledge to therapeutic problem solving. Conclusion Student performance on NSAID-focused quizzes and examinations documented the success of this approach. PMID:20221336

  16. Does the mind map learning strategy facilitate information retrieval and critical thinking in medical students?

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    2010-01-01

    Background A learning strategy underutilized in medical education is mind mapping. Mind maps are multi-sensory tools that may help medical students organize, integrate, and retain information. Recent work suggests that using mind mapping as a note-taking strategy facilitates critical thinking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and critical thinking, as measured by the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT), and whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and recall of domain-based information. Methods In this quasi-experimental study, 131 first-year medical students were randomly assigned to a standard note-taking (SNT) group or mind map (MM) group during orientation. Subjects were given a demographic survey and pre-HSRT. They were then given an unfamiliar text passage, a pre-quiz based upon the passage, and a 30-minute break, during which time subjects in the MM group were given a presentation on mind mapping. After the break, subjects were given the same passage and wrote notes based on their group (SNT or MM) assignment. A post-quiz based upon the passage was administered, followed by a post-HSRT. Differences in mean pre- and post-quiz scores between groups were analyzed using independent samples t-tests, whereas differences in mean pre- and post-HSRT total scores and subscores between groups were analyzed using ANOVA. Mind map depth was assessed using the Mind Map Assessment Rubric (MMAR). Results There were no significant differences in mean scores on both the pre- and post-quizzes between note-taking groups. And, no significant differences were found between pre- and post-HSRT mean total scores and subscores. Conclusions Although mind mapping was not found to increase short-term recall of domain-based information or critical thinking compared to SNT, a brief introduction to mind mapping allowed novice MM subjects to perform similarly to SNT subjects. This demonstrates that medical students using mind maps can successfully retrieve information in the short term, and does not put them at a disadvantage compared to SNT students. Future studies should explore longitudinal effects of mind-map proficiency training on both short- and long-term information retrieval and critical thinking. PMID:20846442

  17. Society for College Science Teachers: Putting Inquiry Teaching to the Test--Enhancing Learning in College Botany

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    Lord, Thomas; Shelly, Chad; Zimmerman, Rachel

    2007-01-01

    Can you imagine a class where students cover the content with each other rather than simply listening to the professor's lecture? Can you envision students developing their own laboratory investigations and quizzing each other weekly to check for understanding? Well, that's pretty much how the major science organizations across the nation are…

  18. Expanding Academic Vocabulary with an Interactive On-Line Database

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    Horst, Marlise; Cobb, Tom; Nicolae, Ioana

    2005-01-01

    University students used a set of existing and purpose-built on-line tools for vocabulary learning in an experimental ESL course. The resources included concordance, dictionary, cloze-builder, hypertext, and a database with interactive self-quizzing feature (all freely available at www.lextutor.ca). The vocabulary targeted for learning consisted…

  19. Testing the Information Technology Continuance Model on a Mandatory SMS-Based Student Response System

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    Lin, Julian; Rivera-Sanchez, Milagros

    2012-01-01

    This paper reports a 2-month longitudinal study on a mandatory Short Message Service-based student response system that enabled students to take classroom quizzes using their mobile phones to register responses. students' perceptions on usefulness and their attitude toward the system were measured twice: once before they used the system and again…

  20. Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading and Comprehension in Preferred Books

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    Topping, Keith J.

    2015-01-01

    Are the books preferred and most enjoyed by children harder than other books they read? Are non-fiction books read and understood at the same level of difficulty as fiction books? The Accelerated Reader software offers computerized comprehension quizzes of real books individually chosen by children, giving children (and teachers, librarians, and…

  1. Testing to Enhance Retention in Human Anatomy

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    Logan, Jessica M.; Thompson, Andrew J.; Marshak, David W.

    2011-01-01

    Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one's knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body, and four about the…

  2. Preservice Teachers' Acceptance of Learning Management Software: An Application of the UTAUT2 Model

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    Raman, Arumugam; Don, Yahya

    2013-01-01

    "Moodle" also known as Learning Management System is freely available to educators. Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) encourages students and instructors to utilize the teaching and learning process. Moodle enables lecturer to create sequences and facilitate activities for their students, auto-marked online quizzes and exams, navigation…

  3. Healthy Games and Teasers. An INMED Activity Book.

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    Ripley, David; And Others

    Indians into Medicine (INMED) provides academic, financial, and personal support for Indian college and professional students training for health careers, and supports summer enrichment sessions beginning in junior high school. This INMED activity book contains puzzles, coloring pages, quizzes, and facts about health and the human body. Topics…

  4. Interactive Videodisc as a Component in a Multi-Method Approach to Anatomy and Physiology.

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    Wheeler, Donald A.; Wheeler, Mary Jane

    At Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio), computer-controlled interactive videodisc technology is being used as one of several instructional methods to teach anatomy and physiology. The system has the following features: audio-visual instruction, interaction with immediate feedback, self-pacing, fill-in-the-blank quizzes for testing total recall,…

  5. Design and Evaluation of an Integrated Online Motion Control Training Package

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    Buiu, C.

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to present an integrated Internet-based package for teaching the fundamentals of motion control by using a wide range of resources: theory, videos, simulators, games, quizzes, and a remote lab. The package is aimed at automation technicians, pupils at vocational schools and students taking an introductory course in…

  6. January 5, 2015 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

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    Vetter, Frederick J.

    January 5, 2015 UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical, PHY 204, and BIO 121 (may be concurrent) Grade Quizzes 5% Grade scale: 90-100% A Distribution: Exam 1, except in cases of illness (a physician's note will be required) or family emergency. If weather

  7. A Rubric for Assessing a Student's Ability to Use the Light Microscope

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    Fitch, Greg K.

    2007-01-01

    All teachers do assessments. Biology teachers, by grading exams, quizzes, papers, and lab reports, assess mostly "knowledge." An important part of being a modern biologist, however, is the ability to perform certain technical or manual skills (known in the trade as "techniques") such as running gels, pipetting, recording from excitable cells with…

  8. CALCULUS, MATH 251.007 SPRING 2009

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    test you can have a sheet with formulas. The formulas will have to be hand written on a page specially (supplemental text), by Heuvers at al. GRADING SCHEME: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY prepared by me for the given test. They will become a part of the test, that is, you have to include them

  9. CALCULUS, MATH 261.007 SPRING 2010

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    : At each test you can have a sheet with formulas. The formulas will have to be hand written on a page Edition) by W.E. Boyce and R.C. DiPrima GRADING SCHEME: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test 90% ATTENDANCE specially prepared by me for the given test. They will become a part of the test, that is, you have

  10. CALCULUS, MATH 251.007 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Krzysztof Chris Ciesielski

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    test you can have a sheet with formulas. The formulas will have to be hand written on a page specially (supplemental text), by Heuvers at al. GRADING SCHEME: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY prepared by me for the given test. They will become a part of the test, that is, you have to include them

  11. CALCULUS, MATH 251.009, SPRING 2014 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Krzysztof Chris Ciesielski

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    with both a sample test and a paper on which you may hand write formulas you may need for the test) GRADING: Quizzes (~10-15 points each) 10% 4 tests (100 points each) + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY will result in the loss of one letter grade. CHEAT SHEET: About one week before each test, I will provide you

  12. CALCULUS, MATH 251.007 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Krzysztof Chris Ciesielski

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    ). CHEAT SHEET: At each test you can have a sheet with formulas. The formulas will have to be hand written Linear Algebra (Schaum's Outline Series), by Lipschutz GRADING SCHEME: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test on a page specially prepared by me for the given test. They will become a part of the test, that is, you

  13. CALCULUS, MATH 251.007 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Krzysztof Chris Ciesielski

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    ). CHEAT SHEET: At each test you can have a sheet with formulas. The formulas will have to be hand written ­ Early Transcendentals, by Steward, Brooks/Cole 2007 GRADING SCHEME: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test 90 on a page specially prepared by me for the given test. They will become a part of the test, that is, you

  14. A Comparative Evaluation of E-Learning and Traditional Pedagogical Process Elements

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    Vavpotic, Damjan; Zvanut, Bostjan; Trobec, Irena

    2013-01-01

    In modern pedagogical processes various teaching methods and approaches (elements of the pedagogical process -- EPPs) are used ranging from traditional ones (e.g., lectures, books) to more recent ones (e.g., e-discussion boards, e-quizzes). Different models for evaluation of the appropriateness of EPPs have been proposed in the past. However, the…

  15. Department: CHEM Course No.: 122

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    : John Tanaka Content Area: CA 3 Science and Technology- Lab Catalog Copy: CHEM 122 Chemical Principles not satisfy the admission requirements of medical and dental schools. With high grade, may serve, daily "quizzes" that are to be used for self examination, and homework problems that are covered

  16. FRENCH111/112 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy

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    Barrash, Warren

    FRENCH111/112 ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy 10-01 Read and understand written discourse in French at the elementary level Exams and Quizzes. Portions of this course will use Tutoring 10-02 Write and/or speak clearly and suitably in French for a variety of purposes

  17. Computing Accurate Grammatical Feedback in a Virtual Writing Conference for German-Speaking Elementary-School Children: An Approach Based on Natural Language Generation

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    Harbusch, Karin; Itsova, Gergana; Koch, Ulrich; Kuhner, Christine

    2009-01-01

    We built a natural language processing (NLP) system implementing a "virtual writing conference" for elementary-school children, with German as the target language. Currently, state-of-the-art computer support for writing tasks is restricted to multiple-choice questions or quizzes because automatic parsing of the often ambiguous and fragmentary…

  18. The Sentence Fairy: A Natural-Language Generation System to Support Children's Essay Writing

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    Harbusch, Karin; Itsova, Gergana; Koch, Ulrich; Kuhner, Christine

    2008-01-01

    We built an NLP system implementing a "virtual writing conference" for elementary-school children, with German as the target language. Currently, state-of-the-art computer support for writing tasks is restricted to multiple-choice questions or quizzes because automatic parsing of the often ambiguous and fragmentary texts produced by pupils…

  19. Printed Notes versus Virtual Lectures: An Examination of Student Learning of Geoscience Content

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    Guertin, Laura

    2006-01-01

    Two geoscience course sections were provided with lecture content in different formats--one with static text that contained no graphics, the other with a link to a virtual lecture. Follow-up quizzes showed no difference in learning between the two sections, yet attitudes and academic performance differed with gender. (Contains 2 figures and 1…

  20. Improving Oral Communication Skills of Students in Food Science Courses

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    Reitmeier, C. A.; Svendsen, L. K.; Vrchota, D. A.

    2004-01-01

    Communication activities about food evaluation were incorporated into food preparation courses. Oral reports replaced quizzes and an oral presentation replaced the final exam. A rubric was developed to help students evaluate ingredient functions, procedures, techniques, temperatures, and sensory evaluation. Oral report scores, self-evaluations,…

  1. Formative Assessment Probes: With a Purpose

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    Keeley, Page

    2011-01-01

    The first thing that comes to mind for many teachers when they think of assessment is testing, quizzes, performance tasks, and other summative forms used for grading purposes. Such assessment practices represent only a fraction of the kinds of assessment that occur on an ongoing basis in an effective science classroom. Formative assessment is a…

  2. Spokesperson November 18, 1998 "But why keep silent when it's something truer than truth?" Erasmus

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    with this story, except from the principals, who seem to want to help us with our work at every turn. We, slides, posters, tests, pop quizzes, data bases, Internet sites, experiments (especially those involving bounds" is okay, but nothing should leak out of the classroom and potentially affect others. Following

  3. Home TV Radio Talk Where I Live A-Z Index A-Z Directory

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    Nuñez, Rafael

    |Quizzes Science Religion|Ethics History Factual TOP PROGRAMMES THIS WEEK: The Archers In Our Time Today Programme talks about the latest findings. REFITTING THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE Jeff Hoffman was one of the astronauts who fixed the blurred vision of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1993. This weekend the space agency

  4. A Blended Learning Lecture Delivery Model for Large and Diverse Undergraduate Cohorts

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    McKenzie, Wendy A.; Perini, Eloise; Rohlf, Vanessa; Toukhsati, Samia; Conduit, Russell; Sanson, Gordon

    2013-01-01

    A blended learning model was developed to enhance lecture delivery in a large, diverse introductory psychology unit, introducing the use of an online, personalized learning system for lecture preparation and using lecture time to extend students' understanding. Changes to the assessment included diagnostic, formative and summative online quizzes.…

  5. Web-Based Computer-Aided Personalized System of Instruction

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    Pear, Joseph J.; Schnerch, Gabriel J.; Silva, Kathleen M.; Svenningsen, Louis; Lambert, Jody

    2011-01-01

    In the last two decades, there has been a proliferation of Web-based course-management systems designed to facilitate postsecondary teaching (for example, WebCT, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle). In general, these systems provide analogs for delivering lectures, holding class discussions, giving quizzes and examinations (typically multiple…

  6. The Impact of Online Video Lecture Recordings and Automated Feedback on Student Performance

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    Wieling, M. B.; Hofman, W. H. A.

    2010-01-01

    To what extent a blended learning configuration of face-to-face lectures, online on-demand video recordings of the face-to-face lectures and the offering of online quizzes with appropriate feedback has an additional positive impact on the performance of these students compared to the traditional face-to-face course approach? In a between-subjects…

  7. Energy--Structure--Life, A Learning System for Understanding Science. A Potpourri of Miscellany.

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    Bixby, Louis W.; And Others

    A discussion of the philosophy and rationale of Energy - Structure - Life, a two year high school sequence in integrated science, is contained in the introductory section of this manual. The student's copy of the laboratory activities and the quizzes for the first year of the program constitute the major portion of this volume. The two year course…

  8. Interpersonal Skills Training in a Dental Setting: A Group Interaction Approach.

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    Eigenbrode, Charles R.

    1983-01-01

    General curriculum emphases on behavioral science in the first- and second-year dental curriculum culminate in a course on doctor-patient relationships, preparatory to clinic activity. The course includes discussion and essay quizzes about videotape recordings of typical doctor-patient encounters. Topics and issues included are outlined. (MSE)

  9. 10/16/12 10:52 AMEye Tracking Could Diagnose Brain Disorders | ADHD & Autism Screening | LiveScience Page 1 of 9http://www.livescience.com/23274-eye-tracking-gaze-brain-disorders.html

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    Itti, Laurent

    10/16/12 10:52 AMEye Tracking Could Diagnose Brain Disorders | ADHD & Autism Screening | LiveScience Page 1 of 9http://www.livescience.com/23274-eye-tracking-gaze-brain-disorders.html Follow Us: Like 239k History Strange News Quizzes Video Images Topics Top 10 Controversial Psychiatric Disorders Beyond

  10. Effects of Writing-Related Contingencies on Both Quality of Writing and Multiple-Choice Exam Performance in Large College Courses

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    Krohn, Katherine R.; Parker, Megan R.; Foster, Lisa N.; Aspiranti, Kathleen B.; McCleary, Daniel F.; Williams, Robert L.

    2008-01-01

    Students (N = 158) in three sections of an undergraduate educational psychology course equivalent in content and assessment procedures completed five-min writing quizzes over assigned subject matter at the beginning of most class sessions. The study compared the effects of three separate writing contingencies on writing scores and multiple-choice…

  11. Departmental Syllabus for MAT 194 Precalculus Spring 2010

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    McConnell, Terry

    is designed to prepare you for success in the study of calculus. Using graphic, numerical and symbolic to refresh and retain the algebra skills necessary to succeed in your next math course. There will be weekly assignments and quizzes that will address these skills. Class time will not be devoted to your preparation

  12. Learning to Teach Young People How to Think Historically: A Case Study of One Student Teacher's Experience

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    Mayer, Robert H.

    2006-01-01

    Twenty years ago, John Goodlad (1984) produced a troubling image of the social studies classroom. The primary activities for students in those classes included "listening, reading textbooks, completing workbooks and worksheets, and taking quizzes" (213). Despite many endeavors over the years to uplift the teaching of history, including the writing…

  13. Gladwell and Group Communication: Using "The Tipping Point" as a Supplemental Text

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    Browning, Blair W.

    2011-01-01

    This article describes an activity using Malcolm Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" as a supplemental text in an undergraduate group communication course. This book will help stimulate conversation and promote easy avenues for classroom discussion. In addition to weekly quizzes over each chapter to help facilitate rich classroom discussions, the…

  14. ChooseMyPlate.gov

    MedlinePLUS

    ... and a pair of tennis shoes in the car or at the office. Track your activity with SuperTracker to see if you meet ... great content. New features include quizzes, social media sharing, and more. Stay tuned for more changes in ...

  15. ELEC ENG 4PL4 Fall/Winter 2015/16

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    Haykin, Simon

    . · analyse the steady state behaviour of synchronous and induction generators and determine their main and Management Fall/Winter 2015/16 Course Outline CALENDAR/COURSE DESCRIPTION Elements of generation lectures and 1 tutorial per week; 4 quizzes; 1 written assignment (North American grid network), 6

  16. The Impact of Supplementary On-Line Resources on Academic Performance: A Study of First-Year University Students Studying Economics

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    Birch, Elisa; Williams, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines the impact of supplementary web-based materials on students' academic performance in a first-year economics unit at university. In particular, the paper considers the impact of students' usage of the unit's webpage, voluntary on-line discussion board, voluntary on-line quizzes and voluntary on-line homework questions on their…

  17. Ideas for Managing Large Classes.

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    Kabel, Robert L.

    1983-01-01

    Describes management strategies used in a large kinetics/industrial chemistry course. Strategies are designed to make instruction in such classes more efficient and effective. Areas addressed include homework assignment, quizzes, final examination, grading and feedback, and rewards for conducting the class in the manner described. (JN)

  18. Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video.

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    Ferncase, Richard K.

    This worktext guides film and video students through a series of practical exercises, quizzes, and projects designed to help reinforce skills learned through applied lighting situations. The book is organized in three parts. The first part contains four chapters devoted to basic concepts: (1) "The Visible Spectrum"; (2) "Film and Exposure"; (3)…

  19. Experiences with Use of Various Pedagogical Methods Utilizing a Student Response System -- Motivation and Learning Outcome

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    Arnesen, Ketil; Korpas, Guri Sivertsen; Hennissen, Jon Eirik; Stav, John Birger

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes use of an online Student Response System (SRS) in a pre-qualification course for engineering studies in Norway. The SRS in use, where students answer quizzes using handheld mobile devices like Smartphones, PADs, iPods etc., has been developed at Sor-Trondelag University College. The development of the SRS was co-funded by the …

  20. Integrative Biology 154 Plant Ecology

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    during quizzes or exams. Plagiarism: To copy text or ideas from another source without appropriate reference is plagiarism and will result in a failing information on plagiarism and how to avoid it, see, for example: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/citations.html#Plagiarism

  1. Literacy 2.0: Teaching Students the Skills Needed to Succeed in Our Information Economy

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    Linik, Joyce Riha

    2012-01-01

    At a middle school, English language learners "beg" to take quizzes via iPod, engaging in interactive language arts exercises that seem more game than test. In a high school classroom, students write, videotape, and edit public service announcements, documentaries, and films. Students from the Seattle metropolitan area create stories via digital…

  2. MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine

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    ... videos, games, and quizzes Medical Encyclopedia Articles and images for diseases, symptoms, tests, treatments Medical Dictionary from Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary - Merriam-Webster GO GO E. coli is in the news. Find out more about this bacteria on our E. coli Infections page. The health ...

  3. French Curriculum Guide-Level III and IV; Grades 10, 11, 12.

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    Kennedy, Dora F.; And Others

    This is a sequel to the French guide for Levels 1 and 2 (grades 7 and above). Materials for Level 3 center around: (1) the teaching of grammar using two different texts, (2) reading, (3) cultural education, and (4) supplementary lesson plans, quizzes, exercises, and tests. Other chapters discuss coverage of basic materials, differences among the…

  4. CORPORATE FINANCE, RCORPORATE FINANCE, RCORPORATE FINANCE, RCORPORATE FINANCE, RUTGERS UNIVERSITYUTGERS UNIVERSITYUTGERS UNIVERSITYUTGERS UNIVERSITY,,,, SPRING 2009SPRING 2009SPRING 2009SPRING 2009 ....

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    CORPORATE FINANCE, RCORPORATE FINANCE, RCORPORATE FINANCE, RCORPORATE FINANCE, RUTGERS of important topics in corporate finance. Although we cannot expect to cover every topic and even all aspects and ideas in modern research in corporate finance. Each student is expected to take short quizzes, present

  5. The Impact of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Program on Student Reading Achievement. Final Report. NCEE 2013-4000

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    Cordray, David; Pion, Georgine; Brandt, Chris; Molefe, Ayrin; Toby, Megan

    2012-01-01

    During the past decade, the use of standardized benchmark measures to differentiate and individualize instruction for students received renewed attention from educators. Although teachers may use their own assessments (tests, quizzes, homework, problem sets) for monitoring learning, it is challenging for them to equate performance on classroom…

  6. HealthScout-Consumer Health News, Information and Resources Updated Daily-Seniors-Working-Memory Gene Linked to Schizophrenia http://www.healthscout.com/news/1/637449/main.html[5/7/2010 1:29:45 PM

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    Healthscout Videos Killing Ourselves Roadmap for the Brain Eye Surgery without Stitches Drug-Free Stroke Prevention More... Related Animations · Alzheimer's Disease Video Animation · Erectile Dysfunction's More... 3D Health Animations Health Videos Quizzes & Tools Health Encyclopedia In-Depth Reports Library

  7. Adventures in Exercise Physiology: Enhancing Problem Solving and Assessment

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    FitzPatrick, Kathleen A.

    2004-01-01

    I altered the format of an exercise physiology course from traditional lecture to emphasizing daily reading quizzes and group problem-solving activities. I used the SALGains evaluation to compare the two approaches and saw significant improvements in the evaluation ratings of students who were taught using the new format. Narrative responses…

  8. Study Guides to the Rescue

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    Conderman, Greg; Bresnahan, Val

    2010-01-01

    As general education classrooms become more diverse, teachers continue to explore ways to support students' learning. Study guides support students in learning their material, focus their attention on important topics, and help them review for quizzes or tests. This article provides successful classroom-tested ideas for developing and using study…

  9. From Cloud to Mobile: Drawing down Big Info into Little Apps

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    Herther, Nancy K.

    2011-01-01

    With the release of Google's App Inventor for Android, though still officially in beta, the company sought to make app development "simple but powerful" so that teachers could create study tips and quizzes, anyone could create geographic information systems (GIS) to help people find their way to some destination, and people could communicate over…

  10. Development and Evaluation of Computerized Problem-based Learning Cases Emphasizing Basic Sciences Concepts.

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    Abate, Marie A.; Meyer-Stout, Paula J.; Stamatakis, Mary K.; Gannett, Peter M.; Dunsworth, Teresa S.; Nardi, Anne H.

    2000-01-01

    Describes development and evaluation of eight computerized problem-based learning (PBL) cases in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics concepts. Case versions either incorporated concept maps emphasizing key ideas or did not. Student performance on quizzes did not differ between the different case versions and was similar to that of students who…

  11. An Investigation of the Impact of an Intervention to Reduce Academic Procrastination Using Short Message Service (SMS) Technology

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    Davis, Darrel R.; Abbitt, Jason T.

    2013-01-01

    This mixed-method pilot study investigated the impact of a custom Short Message Service (SMS) reminder system developed to help students reduce procrastination and increase performance on weekly content-related quizzes in a high-enrollment hybrid online course. Text message reminders were sent to three students with high procrastination and low…

  12. Biology II Lecture Syllabus: Spring 2015 LECTURE TIMES/LOCATION

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    question is about procedures (e.g., grading, your grade, exam times, online resources, text book your lab, including grading, please e-mail your GTA or see him/her during their office hours. COURSE communications ­ please reserve phone calls for emergency situations. Online quizzes: There will be four online

  13. Using the World Wide Web in a Course in Physical Chemistry

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    Noggle, Joseph H.; Dybowski, Cecil R.

    1998-11-01

    The use of the World Wide Web for distributing answers to homework, quizzes, and examinations in a course in physical chemistry is discussed. Several alternative ways of providing data to students are presented, concluding with a description of the use of the Portable Document Format of Adobe that we use. Security issues, which may be of concern to instructors, are also considered.

  14. Developing the Sixth Sense: Play

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    Baines, Lawrence A.; Slutsky, Ruslan

    2009-01-01

    Traditional ways of teaching--working from a textbook, designing quizzes, and assigning seat work--are predicated on the idea of students' ability and desire to self-regulate. However, these sedentary techniques are ineffective with unmotivated students and poor readers. Teachers commonly invoke fear of failure in an attempt to engage students in…

  15. Teaching the Novel: Mainstreaming the Gifted and Jetstreaming the Average.

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    Peterson, Jean Sunde

    One high school course in the novel that has proved to be very successful for gifted students requires four novels and--rather than quizzes and oral discussion--analytical papers and responsive journal writing. While the students pace their reading, the teacher can judge by the journal entries whether the students are on schedule. To enhance…

  16. Review, Revise, and (re)Release: Updating an Information Literacy Tutorial to Embed a Science Information Life Cycle

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    Bussmann, Jeffra Diane; Plovnick, Caitlin E.

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, University of California, Irvine (UCI) Libraries launched their first Find Science Information online tutorial. It was an innovative web-based tool, containing not only informative content but also interactive activities, embedded hyperlinked resources, and reflective quizzes, all designed primarily to educate undergraduate science…

  17. Intermediate Accounting I Oklahoma State University

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    Wheeler Spencer, PhD, CPA Office: Business 428 Telephone: 744-2863 (Please send an e-mail if you and "pass" on SOA Gateway Exam. Course Objectives Upon completion of ACCT 3103, you should be able to will be assigned as follows: Homework and Quizzes 300 Exam #1 150 Exam #2 150 Exam #3 150 Final Exam (cumulative

  18. Ac206, Cruz page 1 of 9 ACCT 206 ~ section 1070 (15169)

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    Barrash, Warren

    industry) - SBC Communication (phone utility) Public Accounting: - Have my own tax practice. - CPA firms, Cruz page 3 of 9 GRADING: EXAM 1 100 EXAM 2 100 EXAM 3 100 Quizzes (top 8) 100 TOTAL POINTS: 400 ASSIGNMENTS: I have found a direct relationship between a student's assignments completion and their exam

  19. Texas A&M University Central Texas ACCK 304 Intermediate Accounting II

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    Diestel, Geoff

    Instructor: Dr. Russell (Rusty) Calk, Ph.D. CPA Office: Founders Hall 323E Phone: 254-519-5779 (office) 254://www.tamuct.edu/departments/studentconduct/facultyresources.php. Note: No programmable calculators, cell phones, tablets, or computers may be used for exams. Tutoring grade. No late of makeup quizzes will be allowed. Exams: Four exams are scheduled throughout the semes

  20. Texas A&M University Central Texas ACCK 303 Intermediate Accounting II

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    Diestel, Geoff

    Instructor: Dr. Russell (Rusty) Calk, Ph.D. CPA Office: Founders Hall 323E Phone: 254-519-5779 (office) 254://www.tamuct.edu/departments/studentconduct/facultyresources.php. Note: No programmable calculators, cell phones, tablets, or computers may be used for exams. Tutoring grade. No late of makeup quizzes will be allowed. Exams: Four exams are scheduled throughout

  1. Assessing Student Understanding with Technology

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    Cox, Charles T., Jr.; Jordan, Joni; Cooper, Melanie M.; Stevens, Ron

    2006-01-01

    Most science teachers are amazed when grading tests and quizzes, often wondering how and why students have reached a conclusion, particularly when students fail to provide a detailed account of their logic. Ideally, a variety of assessments should be used to identify alternate student conceptions or gaps in understanding, particularly when…

  2. At Wayne State University School of Medicine WSUSOM Website

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    ://securewirelessmed.wayne.edu) to connect to WSUPG-SECURE network May need to repeat after changing account password #12;Tablets Similar classmates to read and/or answer o Additional resources (e.g., quizzes, animations) E*Value Course with you at all times when on campus o Required to access to building after hours Must use Scott Hall

  3. Developing Security Education and Awareness Programs.

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    Payne, Shirley

    2003-01-01

    Discusses how to develop effective security education and awareness programs to help the wide and varied groups of people on campuses understand their role in campus security, examining: target audiences (e.g., students, parents, faculty, researchers, and administrators); effective delivery methods (e.g., online quizzes, handbooks, and videos);…

  4. Retrieval practice is an efficient method of enhancing the retention of anatomy and physiology information.

    PubMed

    Dobson, John L

    2013-06-01

    Although a great deal of empirical evidence has indicated that retrieval practice is an effective means of promoting learning and memory, very few studies have investigated the strategy in the context of an actual class. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a series of very brief retrieval quizzes could significantly improve the retention of previously tested information throughout an anatomy and physiology course. A second purpose was to determine if there were any significant differences between expanding and uniform patterns of retrieval that followed a standardized initial retrieval delay. Anatomy and physiology students were assigned to either a control group or groups that were repeatedly prompted to retrieve a subset of previously tested course information via a series of quizzes that were administered on either an expanding or a uniform schedule. Each retrieval group completed a total of 10 retrieval quizzes, and the series of quizzes required (only) a total of 2 h to complete. Final retention of the exam subset material was assessed during the last week of the semester. There were no significant differences between the expanding and uniform retrieval groups, but both retained an average of 41% more of the subset material than did the control group (ANOVA, F = 129.8, P = 0.00, ?p(2) = 0.36). In conclusion, retrieval practice is a highly efficient and effective strategy for enhancing the retention of anatomy and physiology material. PMID:23728136

  5. Page 1 of 8 EDUCATION 58

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    reserves. Class Format Class meetings will include lectures, videos, discussions, and quizzes. YouPage 1 of 8 EDUCATION 58 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT WINTER 2015 General Information Class Meeting Times: (10A) T Th 10.00­11.50am Xhour: W 3.00­3.50pm Class Meeting Location

  6. NEW WAYS TO HELPYOU SUCCEED NEW WAYS TO HELPYOU SUCCEED

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    Powers, Robert

    -YEAR EXPERIENCE & TRANSITION PROGRAMS SUCCESS.UNL.EDU success@unl.edu LOVE LIBRARY SOUTH 127 FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE & TRANSITION PROGRAMS SUCCESS.UNL.EDU success@unl.edu LOVE LIBRARY SOUTH 127 You can request a COACHING, Google Calendar, etc.; input all pending deadlines for papers, quizzes, and tests o Find a routine place

  7. Knowledge Acquisition in Statistical Learning Theory

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    Knowledge Acquisition in Statistical Learning Theory Thesis submitted for the degree \\Doctor and the pleasure to work closely in the past two years. Much of the understanding I've gained in the theory, sharing hopes and dreams, challenging each other with scienti#12;c quizzes and racing in the steepest ski

  8. Academic Success Centre End of Semester Emergency Checklist

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    something come up in both the lecture and the lab? Did many people get a midterm question wrong they want you to look up in the text yourself. Other Study Resources: Textbooks often have online quizzes can still pick up will take pressure off of the exam Find the syllabus and determine current

  9. HI-TIE: The University, the High School, and Engineering

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    Ward, Robert C.; Maxwell, Lee M.

    1975-01-01

    Describes four years experience at Colorado State University with courses introducing high school students to engineering, including a Fortran IV computer programming course in which tapings of actual campus classroom sessions, supplemented with homework assignments, class roles, quizzes, and examinations were used. Benefits of the transitional…

  10. Analyzing Breadth and Depth of a Virtual Charter School's Science Curriculum

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    Vick, Matthew

    2012-01-01

    This case study analyzes five science courses of a United States virtual charter school. Online quizzes and exams are provided by the corporate partner, while local teachers have selected report topics, virtual labs and at-home labs for students to complete. These assessments were coded for their correlation to the cognitive levels of the revised…

  11. The Influence of Attitudes about Weight

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    Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2005

    2005-01-01

    Obesity stereotypes and anti fat attitudes influence the social behavior of middle school students according to a study presented last June at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Using a series of questionnaires and fat and thin silhouette figures, the researchers quizzed 176 boys and 141 girls between the ages of…

  12. SAR Aircrew--HH-3F Avionics and HH-3F Flight Preparation. ACH3AV-0442. Second Edition, Revised.

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    Coast Guard Inst., Oklahoma City, OK.

    This document contains two U.S. Coast Guard self-study pamphlets that provide training in helicopter flight preparation and avionics duties. Each pamphlet consists of a number of lessons that include objectives, information illustrated with line drawings and/or photographs, and self-quizzes with answers. The avionics course covers the following…

  13. Improved Student Achievement Using Personalized Online Homework for a Course in Material and Energy Balances

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    Liberatore, Matthew W.

    2011-01-01

    Personalized, online homework was used to supplement textbook homework, quizzes, and exams for one section of a course in material and energy balances. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that students using personalized, online homework earned better grades in the course. The online homework system asks the same questions of…

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    other. A participation rubric will be provided. Social media dates: Week 1: Students must join for acquiring missed lecture notes. Make-up policy: No make-up quizzes will be allowed. Social media-26 April #12;3 Social media participation: We encounter climate change-related information on an almost

  15. Math 444/544 Fall 2010 Guide for the Project Your final project is to improve the Numerical Analysis pages on Wikipedia/versity and

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    Mohlenkamp, Martin J.

    ) Construct your final report on your user page using a copy of the template at http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/better. 544 students: You are working on Wikiversity, adding material to http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki or detailed examples. · Exercise (which are basically examples with steps hidden). · Sample code. · Quizzes

  16. Math 5600 Fall 2012 Guide for the Project Your final project is to improve the Numerical Analysis pages on Wikiversity

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    Mohlenkamp, Martin J.

    pages on Wikiversity http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Topic:Numerical_analysis. The goal is to add, · exercises (which are basically examples with steps hidden), · sample code, and · quizzes. We will start a copy of the template at http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/User:Mjmohio/Final_Report_Template The report

  17. 9/4/12 Tigers Work the Night Shift in Nepal | LiveScience 1/8www.livescience.com/22876-tigers-humans-coexist.html

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    9/4/12 Tigers Work the Night Shift in Nepal | LiveScience 1/8www.livescience.com/22876-tigers Culture History Strange News Quizzes Video Images Topics Gallery: Tiger Species of the World Camera Trapped: Elusive Wildlife Caught in Photos 10 Species You Can Kiss Goodbye Article: Tigers Work the Night

  18. Using Formative Assessment and Self-Regulated Learning to Help Developmental Mathematics Students Achieve: A Multi-Campus Program

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    Hudesman, John; Crosby, Sara; Ziehmke, Niesha; Everson, Howard; Issac, Sharlene; Flugman, Bert; Zimmerman, Barry; Moylan, Adam

    2014-01-01

    The authors describe an Enhanced Formative Assessment and Self-Regulated Learning (EFA-SRL) program designed to improve the achievement of community college students enrolled in developmental mathematics courses. Their model includes the use of specially formatted quizzes designed to assess both the students' mathematics and metacognitive…

  19. Least Squares Adjusted Computations

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    Computations - Spatial Data Analysis (5th Ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons - Additional reading material and spread sheet functions for adjustment computations GRADING POLICY: Grade Percentage Grade Percentage A 90.0-76.9 F 0-49.9 Grading item Percentage Home assignments 40% Online quizzes and/or discussions 10% Field

  20. math two two six san francisco state university

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    Ardila, Federico

    hours. Federico: Miranda: Text. Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 5th edition, by James Stewart. We with a grade of C or better. If you satisfy these but feel a bit rusty, I recommend taking SCI 226 also. Grading. Your numerical grade will be a combination of · homework quizzes (50%), · two midterms (30

  1. An Evaluation of Computer-Managed Education Technology at New York City Community College.

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    Chitayat, Linda

    The Computer-Managed Education Technology (COMET) program was designed to improve group instruction through the use of technological aids in the classroom. Specific objectives included: (1) improving feedback on student comprehension during a class period; (2) facilitating the administration and grading of homework and quizzes; (3) providing for…

  2. Retrieval Practice Is an Efficient Method of Enhancing the Retention of Anatomy and Physiology Information

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    Dobson, John L.

    2013-01-01

    Although a great deal of empirical evidence has indicated that retrieval practice is an effective means of promoting learning and memory, very few studies have investigated the strategy in the context of an actual class. The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a series of very brief retrieval quizzes could significantly improve the…

  3. JavaScript: Convenient Interactivity for the Class Web Page.

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    Gray, Patricia

    This paper shows how JavaScript can be used within HTML pages to add interactive review sessions and quizzes incorporating graphics and sound files. JavaScript has the advantage of providing basic interactive functions without the use of separate software applications and players. Because it can be part of a standard HTML page, it is…

  4. Texas A&M University -Central Texas CISK 478 120 Comprehensive Networking

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    Diestel, Geoff

    the questions for the exam are from the test banks that make up these quizzes, students are encouraged to take the software for a communications protocol proving communications between #12;CISK478--Spring 2015 2 different the tests multiple times. 4.3 Exercises The 4 exercise are intended to provide t

  5. The ubiquitous umbilicus. What it can reveal about intra-abdominal disease.

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    Raymond, P L

    1990-02-01

    With ready access to noninvasive methods of assessing abdominal processes, physicians may forget the first step of physical examination: observation. Physical signs, often neglected or discarded (and felt to be of importance only in trivia quizzes), can quickly direct patient examination in a cost-effective way. In this article, Dr Raymond discusses various periumbilical signs and the conditions linked to them. PMID:2405369

  6. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA: INTERACTIVE NUTRITION EVALUATION

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Once Upon a Time in America (OUTIA) is an evaluation tool in which fourth and fifth grades can have fun while demonstrating personal nutrition knowledge and behavior and participating in game quizzes on food history and other social science concepts. The impact of nutrition education lessons can be ...

  7. Life Science and Everyday Thinking Sample Quarter Syllabus (Cell track)

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    Donovan, Deborah

    that are the foundation of biology ­ deep enough for you to teach kids about them if that is your eventual career goal. 2 and summarizing questions; all of the exams and quizzes are open book/open notes and the activity sheets

  8. Clicking in the Community College Classroom: Assessing the Effectiveness of Clickers on Student Learning in a General Psychology Course

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    Symister, Petra; VanOra, Jason; Griffin, Kenneth W.; Troy, David

    2014-01-01

    The present study examined the efficacy of clickers in a community college classroom. Specifically we sought to compare the effects of clicker technology on perceived knowledge and exam scores with the effectiveness of essays and pop quizzes. One hundred students completed surveys measuring presemester motivation to take psychology and baseline…

  9. Biology 2250 Principles of Genetics

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    Innes, David J.

    answers http://webct.mun.ca:8900/ All quizzes on WebCT for Review Office Hours: 1:30 ­ 2:30 Tue, Wed., Thr Mitosis and Meiosis - Segregation - Sex linkage (problem: how to get a white-eyed female) - Inheritance trait) Example: Mouse Gene affects: 1. coat colour ( , yellow) 2. survival AA Homozygous wildtype dark

  10. Biology 2250 Principles of Genetics

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    Innes, David J.

    Thursday Nov. 17 http://webct.mun.ca:8900/ All quizzes on WebCT for Review Office Hours: 1:30 ­ 2:30 Tue during cell division Mitosis and Meiosis - Segregation - Sex linkage (problem: how to get a white submetacentric acentric (lost) Chromosome Structure 3. Heterochromatin pattern - heterochromatin (dark

  11. Content Analysis of Conceptually-Based Physical Education Courses in Southeastern United States Universities and Colleges

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    Williams, Suzanne Ellen

    2013-05-31

    and behavioral outcomes; last the duration of a semester and include regular PA; focus on physical health-related curriculum topics; and base evaluation on primarily exams and quizzes, and self-improvement coursework. PE/CPE is an important component of higher...

  12. Notes for first lectures Statistics 215 DA Freedman Text. Freedman, Statistical Models: Theory and Practice, Cambridge (2005).

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    Freedman, David A.

    2005-01-01

    Notes for first lectures Statistics 215 DA Freedman Text. Freedman, Statistical Models: Theory-Bartsch Read. Talk. Work exercises. No Midterm. No Homework. Pop quizzes? Labs. Project. Final. Final exam" the controls to the cases, which we're ignoring here.) STUDIES VS ANECDOTES: THE CONTROL GROUP 3 #12;Cohort

  13. Alaskan Animals. Grade 2. Anchorage School District Elementary Science Program.

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    Herminghaus, Trisha, Ed.

    This unit of study is designed to teach the science of wild animals to students in the primary grades. Included are a list of materials for the unit, a discussion of the use of process skills, a list of unit objectives, vocabulary, teacher background information, 13 lessons, 3 quizzes, and a unit test. Lessons are oriented toward hands-on process…

  14. Department: GEOL Course No.: 105

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Department: GEOL Course No.: 105 Credits: 4 Title: Earth and Life Through Time Contact: Robert, the importance of life processes in the rock cycle is kept in mind; ie. "No rocks, no ecosystem...No ecosystem% of the course grade will be based on a co-equal mixture of lab quizzes and lab reports. c. Major Themes, issues

  15. Gendered Responses to Online Homework Use in General Chemistry

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    Richards-Babb, Michelle; Jackson, Jennifer Kasi

    2011-01-01

    Online homework assignments have been shown to enhance student performance. Our research on gendered responses to these assignments adds new and useful information. We investigated differences between male and female students' responses to online homework in large-enrollment general chemistry courses. Replacing in class quizzes with online…

  16. Everglades National Park Including Biscayne National Park. Activity Book.

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    Ruehrwein, Dick

    Intended to help elementary school children learn about the resources of the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, this activity book includes information, puzzles, games, and quizzes. The booklet deals with concepts related to: (1) the seasons; (2) fire ecology; (3) water; (4) fish; (5) mammals; (6) mosquitos; (7) birds; (8) venomous snakes;…

  17. The Power of Cyberlearning: An Empirical Test.

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    Navarro, Peter; Shoemaker, Judy

    1999-01-01

    This study of graduate students in business in a required introductory macroeconomics course compared the effectiveness of cyberlearning and traditional classroom instruction. Students identified themselves as either cyberlearners (n=32) or traditional learners (n=31). Cyberlearners used CD-ROMs, online quizzes, and discussions. Comparison of…

  18. ULO Course Learning Outcome Assessment Method Pedagogy Content Knowl-

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    Barrash, Warren

    terminology as relates to essential compositional developments of Western Art Music Unit Exams and quizzes. Assign reading skills sufficient to com- prehend the elements of music and to understand the component parts of a listening chart ; Assign representative listening examples encompassing the six style periods

  19. It Worked a Different Way.

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    Blackman, Merrill S.; Dooley, Patricia; Kuchinski, Bill; Chapman, David

    2002-01-01

    Evaluated the effectiveness of the Classroom Performance System (CPS), which uses infrared remotes to allow students to answer in-class questions anonymously. Found no dramatic improvement in students' lesson preparation or performance; however, CPS did greatly facilitate using pop quizzes and class questions, improved instructors' ability to…

  20. Taking on Multitasking

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    Rekart, Jerome L.

    2011-01-01

    Multitasking impedes learning and performance in the short-term and may affect long-term memory and retention. The implications of these findings make it critical that educators and parents impress upon students the need to focus and reduce extraneous stimuli while studying or reading. Course-based quizzes and tests can be used for more than…

  1. Project Year Project Team

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    Gray, Jeffrey J.

    of Music from Adam and Eve to the Baroque Era Audience Students in the History of Music course Pedagogical and away from the computer. Additionally, WebCT is limited in its ability to use audio files in quizzes for creating online listening recognition tests - a vital preparation tool for the History of Music course

  2. English and Australian Children's Perceptions about Technology.

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    Rennie, Leonie J.; Jarvis, Tina

    1995-01-01

    Writing/drawing activities, picture quizzes, and questionnaires of elementary school children in England and Australia found that the high profile of design and make in the England and Wales Technology National Curriculum was reflected by children's emphasis on model-making, an aspect generally ignored by Australian children. (34 references)…

  3. IB 117 Lab Medical Ethnobotany Schedule Fall `15 UC Berkeley, Dept of Integrative Biology

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    to plant vegetative morphology, reproductive parts and fruits Alcohol extraction of medicinal plants. Water Jennings cjennings@berkeley.edu Arielle Halpern arielle.halpern@berkeley.edu Plant Collector: Katrina Final exam: 100pts Three Quizzes: 20pts each = 60pts total Plant Sketch Notebook: 40pts Total Points

  4. inside front cover (page 2) inside back cover (page 11) Installation

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    Virginia Tech

    The software also allows you to select specific plant parts on which you wish to be quizzed. For example. This is a rapid way for you to learn a plant part you previously chose to ignore. If you are very familiar species. This can be repeated for all of the different plant parts. In other words, you can examine how

  5. SYLLABUS FOR CS340: INTRODUCTION TO COURSE INFORMATION

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    by building a simple website driven by a database backend. REQUIRED TEXT: None OPTIONAL TEXT: PHP and MySQL and use of MySQL and web programming. There will also be small quizzes which will help you keep informed

  6. INFORMATION PROGRAMS AFFECT ATTITUDES TOWARD SEWAGE SLUDGE USE IN AGRICULTURE

    EPA Science Inventory

    A survey was conducted of rural farmers, rural nonfarmers, urban and suburban residents to determine attitudes toward land application of sludge. After a thorough educational meeting devoted to a discussion of benefits and risks in sludge use, the groups were again quizzed and th...

  7. Getting to Know Your Baby and Yourself: Prenatal to Birth.

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    Cooper, Grace C.

    This illustrated booklet on prenatal care and birth is part of a related curriculum on parenting and child development designed for school-age mothers. Conception, embryonic and fetal development, the birth process, nutrition during pregnancy, and emotional and physical characteristics of pregnant women are explained. Short quizzes and answers are…

  8. Bats.

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    Naturescope, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Presents information about bats, including definitions and descriptions of the characteristics of bats. Provides teaching activities such as "Bat and Math,""A Bat Like That,""Bat Party,""Ears in the Dark," and "The Big Bat Mystery." Contains reproducible handouts and quizzes. (TW)

  9. Pedagogical Techniques: Student Performance and Preferences.

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    Beets, S. Douglas; Lobingier, Patricia G.

    2001-01-01

    Students in financial accounting were exposed to three teaching methods for one-third semester each (chalkboard, overhead projector, presentation software). No overall student learning differences were found, but students performed better on quizzes and exams when their preferred method was used. (SK)

  10. Pork Puzzlers.

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    National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA.

    Pork Puzzlers is a nutrition education activity booklet for elementary-level students. It includes word scrambles; quizzes with pictures that describe the Food Guide Pyramid; a nutrition word search; a mathematics problem that includes questions on pork; a maze that uses food clues; a letter decoding activity that focuses on a pork dinner; a meal…

  11. Leading Learning in Our Times

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    Trilling, Bernie

    2010-01-01

    Important tools that schools need to support a 21st century approach to teaching and learning include the usual suspects: the Internet, pen and paper, cell phones, educational games, tests and quizzes, good teachers, caring communities, educational funding, and loving parents. All of these items and more contribute to a 21st century education, but…

  12. Brief Daily Writing Activities and Performance on Major Multiple-Choice Exams

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    Turner, Haley C.; Bliss, Stacy L.; Hautau, Briana; Carroll, Erin; Jaspers, Kathryn E.; Williams, Robert L.

    2006-01-01

    Although past research indicates that giving brief quizzes, administered either regularly or randomly, may lead to improvement in students' performance on major exams, negligible research has targeted daily writing activities that require the processing of course information at a deeper level than might result from simply reading course materials…

  13. ENG BE 420 Introduction to Solid Biomechanics Dimitrije Stamenovi

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    Vajda, Sandor

    , axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams for beams and frames) 3. Simple beam theory best HWs, total 50 pts.) 3. Two midterm exams (2 hr., 50 pts. each; the midterm with the lower score. Comprehensive final exam (3 hr., 100 pts.). Time and place will be assigned later. Students who on quizzes

  14. The Interface of Interim Assessment and Feedback: An Opinion Paper

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    Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani

    2011-01-01

    Many schools and educators prefer to use state tests. However, teachers can benefit a lot from the tests and quizzes they give in their classes over the course of a term or year. The minimum such tests can do is to afford information that teachers can use to assess how their class is learning and which changes in instruction need to be made to…

  15. How the Initial Thinking Period Affects Student Argumentation during Peer Instruction: Students' Experiences versus Observations

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    Nielsen, Kjetil L.; Hansen, Gabrielle; Stav, John B.

    2016-01-01

    The authors have compared students discussing multiple-choice quizzes during peer instruction with and without the initial thinking period before discussion. Video clips of students engaged in peer discussion in groups of three of varying group combinations, a total of 140 different students in all, were compared to students' own experiences…

  16. A Case Study In the Use of Computers To Personalize Instruction.

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    Towle, Nelson J.; And Others

    A developmental project in a college psychology course has shown that the computer can be a useful instrument for individualizing student learning and testing by freeing instructors from clerical and test generation tasks. In successive stages, the computer was used for the batch generation of quizzes on each unit of the course, for on-line…

  17. Life Skills/Job Seeking Techniques Workshop.

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    Amarillo Coll., TX.

    This package contains student materials for a workshop on life skills and job seeking techniques conducted for adults by Amarillo College Adult Students and Women's Services. Materials include information sheets, quizzes, exercises, lists, surveys, sample forms, and inspirational messages. Following a short introductory section, the materials are…

  18. A Course in Natural Science and National Security in the Nuclear Age.

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    Blumberg, Avrom A.

    1983-01-01

    Topics and instructional strategies for an upper-level, problem-oriented science and society course at De Paul University are described. Objectives and grading procedures for "Problems in Modern Warfare, Arms Control, and Disarmament" are also described. Course syllabus, bibliography, and sample quizzes/examinations are available from the author.…

  19. Approved Module Information for PY1133, 2014/5 Module Title/Name: Abnormal Psychology Module Code: PY1133

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    Neirotti, Juan Pablo

    Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Drugs & Behaviour Module Delivery #12;Methods of Delivery Independent Study: 64 hours Pre-Reading: 20 hours Online Activity: 5 hours Total Learning Hours: 100 hours is via bi-weekly online quizzes on Blackboard, which provides both formative and summative feedback and 1

  20. Reading Questions in Large-Lecture Courses: Limitations and Unexpected Outcomes

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    Offerdahl, Erika; Baldwin, Thomas; Elfring, Lisa; Vierling, Elizabeth; Ziegler, Miriam

    2008-01-01

    As an alternative to reading quizzes, a team of biochemistry instructors implemented student reading questions (Henderson and Rosenthal 2006) as a new instructional strategy within their large-enrollment biochemistry courses. Unexpected positive outcomes of this instructional method were realized, as well as limitations of the method within this…

  1. Who Lives on the Other Side of that Boundary: A Model of Geographic Thinking

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    Schmidt, Sandra J.

    2011-01-01

    As a geography educator, it is hard to miss geography's bad rap. There is no shortage of stories and quizzes that show just how bad Americans are at geography and, by implication, how bad geography teachers are. What the public means when they say Americans don't know geography is that people cannot pinpoint countries/states on a map, cannot name…

  2. Development and Implementation of a First-Semester Hybrid Organic Chemistry Course: Yielding Advantages for Educators and Students

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    Ealy, Julie B.

    2013-01-01

    A first-semester organic chemistry course was developed as a hybrid course. The students met face-to-face for one class each week (50 minutes) and the lectures were accessible online via Adobe Connect. Quizzes were scheduled for almost every lecture with access online through ANGEL. In addition, the students had three in-class tests and one final…

  3. BE 437 NANOMETER SCALE PROCESSES IN LIVING SYSTEMS (Spring 2015)

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    Vajda, Sandor

    BE 437 NANOMETER SCALE PROCESSES IN LIVING SYSTEMS (Spring 2015) The world at the nanometer to the course notes, will be provided to the students using Blackboard. Grading: Homework 40% Quizzes 30% Active I No Class: Spring Break No Class: Spring Break Insight: Microrheology II (Microscopes) Insight

  4. Proposal for 6.001 in ESG Spring Term 2004

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    Liskov, Barbara

    of computer science, and surveying the topics in computer science. Thinking programmatically involes turning topics in computer science. The class has two quizzes and a final. Collaboration is encouraged the class to be more flexible and thus better respond to student needs and interests. Second, a fair number

  5. Plasticity: The Online Learning Environment's Potential to Support Varied Learning Styles and Approaches

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    Greener, Susan L.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: "I can't do online learning". This is a surprisingly common response from professional postgraduate students who have a narrow view of what online learning might comprise. Images of screen-gazing at mega-bytes of text or childish multi-choice quizzes on CD-ROMs have encouraged strange reactionary responses from many otherwise engaged…

  6. Challenges and Opportunities for Testing Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Information for Educators on Creating Test Equity. Test Equity Considerations: Schools

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    PEPNet-West, 2010

    2010-01-01

    For most students, test taking is a challenge. For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, classroom quizzes, tests, and exams are even more challenging. Standardized tests--The SAT, ACT, state proficiency tests, No Child Left Behind annual tests, and psychoeducational evaluations--present additional challenges for students who are deaf or hard…

  7. Begin the Year: Orient.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1998

    1998-01-01

    Presents ideas which offer a change from the normal school library media center orientation. Suggestions include: name tags, relay races for information, Dewey Decimal Hopscotch, written descriptions of the library media center, introduction of sections of the library media center with answers for students to supply questions to, short quizzes,…

  8. Evaluating Preference for Graphic Feedback on Correct versus Incorrect Performance

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    Sigurdsson, Sigurdur O.; Ring, Brandon M.

    2013-01-01

    The current study evaluated preferences of undergraduate students for graphic feedback on percentage of incorrect performance versus feedback on percentage of correct performance. A total of 108 participants were enrolled in the study and received graphic feedback on performance on 12 online quizzes. One half of participants received graphic…

  9. A PROJECT TO IMPROVE LEARNING IN CHEMISTRY AT EL CAMINO COLLEGE BY INTRODUCING CHEM STUDY FILMS IN THE EIGHT MILLIMETER CARTRIDGE FORM FOR OUT-OF-CLASS USE BY STUDENTS.

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    KALLAN, LEO E.; MOONEY, WILLIAM T., JR.

    THE USE OF SIX 16-MILLIMETER FILMS IN CHEMISTRY CLASSES WAS SUPPLEMENTED BY PURCHASE OF THEIR 8-MILLIMETER CARTRIDGE VERSIONS AND PROJECTION EQUIPMENT TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO VIEW THE FILMS AS AN INDEPENDENT STUDY PROCEDURE. STUDY GUIDES, QUIZZES AND EVALUATION FORMS WERE PREPARED FOR USE BY INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS. TOTAL COST FOR THE PROJECT WAS…

  10. Design Patterns for Digital Item Types in Higher Education

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    Draaijer, S.; Hartog, R. J. M.

    2007-01-01

    A set of design patterns for digital item types has been developed in response to challenges identified in various projects by teachers in higher education. The goal of the projects in question was to design and develop formative and summative tests, and to develop interactive learning material in the form of quizzes. The subject domains involved…

  11. Teaching a New Method of Partial Fraction Decomposition to Senior Secondary Students: Results and Analysis from a Pilot Study

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    Man, Yiu-Kwong; Leung, Allen

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, we introduce a new approach to compute the partial fraction decompositions of rational functions and describe the results of its trials at three secondary schools in Hong Kong. The data were collected via quizzes, questionnaire and interviews. In general, according to the responses from the teachers and students concerned, this new…

  12. Soil Chemical Analysis COURSE DESCRIPTION: Principles and practices used in analytical laboratories for

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    Ma, Lena

    for reference a list of some scientific papers, book chapters, and other reading material will be indicated. No make-up quizzes will be allowed. 4. Students are expected to give a multi-media asynchronous statistics) 4 Introduction & Basic Laboratory Concepts (QA/QC, Calibration, Precision, Accuracy, LOQ vs LOD

  13. Geocaching Is Catching Students' Attention in the Classroom

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    Lisenbee, Peggy; Hallman, Christine; Landry, Debbie

    2015-01-01

    Geocaching is an inquiry-based activity encouraging creativity, active learning, and real-world problem solving. As such, it is an educational opportunity for students in all grade levels. Educators benefit by observing students using higher-order thinking instead of rote learning offered by using traditional worksheets, tests, or quizzes. Also,…

  14. Diverse Player Experiences in the Design of Science Games for Bioinformatics Learning

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    Aragon, Cecilia R.

    not want to create an educational game as a dressed up set of "educational" quizzes, but wanted a wayDiverse Player Experiences in the Design of Science Games for Bioinformatics Learning Daniel Perry. Aragon University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195 USA ABSTRACT While a growing number of serious games

  15. CALCULUS, MATH 251.007 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Krzysztof Chris Ciesielski

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    . The formulas will have to be hand written on a page specially prepared by me for the given test: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance will be checked daily. Each three letter grade (that is, a grade point). CHEAT SHEET: At each test you can have a sheet with formulas

  16. CALCULUS, MATH 156 SPRING 2002

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    to be hand written on a page specially prepared by me for the given test. They will become a part of the test.math.wvu.edu/~kcies TEXT: Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 5th Edition, Edwards & Penny GRADING SCHEME: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance will be checked daily. Each four absences not excused

  17. CALCULUS, MATH 251.009, FALL 2014 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Krzysztof Chris Ciesielski

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    before each test, I will provide you with both a sample test and a paper on which you may hand write (supplemental text), by Heuvers et al) GRADING: Quizzes (~10-15 points each) 10% 4 tests (100 points each) + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance will be checked daily. Each student is allowed up to two

  18. CALCULUS, MATH 16.01 SPRING 2001

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    with formulas. The formulas will have to be hand written on a page specially prepared by me for the given test.math.wvu.edu/~kcies GRADING SCHEME: Quizzes 10% 4 tests + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance will be checked daily grade by one letter grade (that is, a grade point). CHEAT SHEET: At each test you can have a sheet

  19. CALCULUS, MATH 251.009, SPRING 2013 INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Krzysztof Chris Ciesielski

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    Ciesielski, Krzysztof Chris

    before each test, I will provide you with both a sample test and a paper on which you may hand write (supplemental text), by Heuvers et al) GRADING: Quizzes (~10-15 points each) 10% 4 tests (100 points each) + final test 90% ATTENDANCE POLICY: Attendance will be checked daily. Each student is allowed up to two

  20. Snapshot quiz - "Tattoo of Scheepers".

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    van den Boom, Anne Loes; de Graaf, Erlinde; Scheepers, Joris J G

    2015-07-01

    An ink marker at the descending part of the gastrojejunostomy or duodenojejunostomy after a pancreaticoduodenectomy or pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy prevents a misplacing of a postoperative endoscopic intervention. PMID:26273470

  1. Invasive Species Impacts Wilcove Quiz

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    , explain why plants in Hawaii are likely to be more imperiled by non-native species than plants.g., taxonomic groups) do you think might have the greatest impact on birds, and why? #12;Red-eared slider turtle of the beholder #12;Plant competition experiments #12;Invasive plants are good competitors Based on a meta

  2. Pregnancy Know-How Quiz

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    ... Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health Skip Navigation Skip top navigation Home A-Z Health Topics ePublications News About Us Contact Us Text size | Print | Skip left navigation ...

  3. Patterning -Spring Quiz 4 Name:______________________________________________

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    /explain your reasoning. 1. Four identical marbles (labeled 1 ­ 4) each start at the same height h above the ground. Each is launched at the same time but with a different velocity. Neglect air resistance. Marble 1 is released from rest. Marble 2 is launched horizontally with speed v. Marble 3 is launched with the same

  4. Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... both daily management and how to respond to problems. Question 5 If my child has asthma, he or she can never be an Olympic or professional athlete. True False False: There are numerous examples of ...

  5. The Future of Web Maps in Next Generation Textbooks

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    DiBiase, D.; Prasad, S.

    2014-12-01

    The reformation of the "Object Formerly Known as Textbook" (coined by the Chronicle of Higher Education) toward a digital future is underway. Emerging nextgen texts look less like electronic books ("ebooks") and more like online courseware. In addition to text and illustrations, nextgen textbooks for STEM subjects are likely to combine quizzes, grade management tools, support for social learning, and interactive media including web maps. Web maps are interactive, multi-scale, online maps that enable teachers and learners to explore, interrogate, and mash up the wide variety of map layers available in the cloud. This presentation will show how web maps coupled with interactive quizzes enable students' purposeful explorations and interpretations of spatial patterns related to humankind's interactions with the earth. Attendees will also learn about Esri's offer to donate ArcGIS Online web mapping subscriptions to every U.S. school as part of the President Obama's ConnectED initiative.

  6. Using Web-Based Key Character and Classification Instruction for Teaching Undergraduate Students Insect Identification

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    Golick, Douglas A.; Heng-Moss, Tiffany M.; Steckelberg, Allen L.; Brooks, David. W.; Higley, Leon G.; Fowler, David

    2013-08-01

    The purpose of the study was to determine whether undergraduate students receiving web-based instruction based on traditional, key character, or classification instruction differed in their performance of insect identification tasks. All groups showed a significant improvement in insect identifications on pre- and post-two-dimensional picture specimen quizzes. The study also determined student performance on insect identification tasks was not as good as for family-level identification as compared to broader insect orders and arthropod classification identification tasks. Finally, students erred significantly more by misidentification than misspelling specimen names on prepared specimen quizzes. Results of this study support that short web-based insect identification exercises can improve insect identification performance. Also included is a discussion of how these results can be used in teaching and future research on biological identification.

  7. Integration of Problem-based Learning and Innovative Technology Into a Self-Care Course

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Objective. To assess the integration of problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course. Design. Problem-based learning (PBL) activities were developed and implemented in place of lectures in a self-care course. Students used technology, such as computer-generated virtual patients and iPads, during the PBL sessions. Assessments. Students’ scores on post-case quizzes were higher than on pre-case quizzes used to assess baseline knowledge. Student satisfaction with problem-based learning and the use of technology in the course remained consistent throughout the semester. Conclusion. Integrating problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course enabled students to become active learners. PMID:23966730

  8. Multimodal representation contributes to the complex development of science literacy in a college biology class

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    Bennett, William Drew

    This study is an investigation into the science literacy of college genetics students who were given a modified curriculum to address specific teaching and learning problems from a previous class. This study arose out of an interest by the professor and researcher to determine how well students in the class Human Genetics in the 21st Century responded to a reorganized curriculum to address misconceptions that were prevalent after direct instruction in the previous year's class. One of the components to the revised curriculum was the addition of a multimodal representation requirement as part of their normal writing assignments. How well students performed in these writing assignments and the relationship they had to student learning the rest of the class formed the principle research interest of this study. Improving science literacy has been a consistent goal of science educators and policy makers for over 50 years (DeBoer, 2000). This study uses the conceptualization of Norris and Phillips (2003) in which science literacy can be organized into both the fundamental sense (reading and writing) and the derived sense (experience and knowledge) of science literacy. The fundamental sense of science literacy was investigated in the students' ability to understand and use multimodal representations as part of their homework writing assignments. The derived sense of science literacy was investigated in how well students were able to apply their previous learning to class assessments found in quizzes and exams. This study uses a mixed-methods correlational design to investigate the relationship that existed between students' writing assignment experiences connected to multimodal representations and their academic performance in classroom assessments. Multimodal representations are pervasive in science literature and communication. These are the figures, diagrams, tables, pictures, mathematical equations, and any other form of content in which scientists and science educators are communicating ideas and concepts to their audience with more than simple text. A focused holistic rubric was designed in this study to score how well students in this class were able to incorporate aspects of multimodality into their writing assignments. Using these scores and factors within the rubric (ex. Number of original modes created) they were correlated with classroom performance scores to determine the strength and direction of the relationship. Classroom observations of lectures and discussion sections along with personal interviews with students and teaching assistants aided the interpretation of the results. The results from the study were surprisingly complex to interpret given the background of literature which suggested a strong relationship between multimodal representations and science learning (Lemke, 2000). There were significant positive correlations between student multimodal representations and quiz scores but not exam scores. This study was also confounded by significant differences between sections at the beginning of the study which may have led to learning effects later. The dissimilarity between the tasks of writing during their homework and working on exams may be the reason for no significant correlations with exams. The power to interpret these results was limited by the number of the participants, the number of modal experiences by the students, and the operationalization of multimodal knowledge through the holistic rubric. These results do show that a relationship does exist between the similar tasks within science writing and quizzes. Students may also gain derived science literacy benefits from modal experiences on distal tasks in exams as well. This study shows that there is still much more research to be known about the interconnectedness of multimodal representational knowledge and use to the development of science literacy.

  9. People

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2008-03-01

    INTERVIEW Interview: Earth science gets to the core Some 20 years ago, Prof. G David Price was one of the first to establish the now major field of computational mineral physics. He combines experiment, theory and modelling to tackle major deep Earth science problems. He is vice-provost for research and professor of mineral physics at UCL. David Smith quizzed him on behalf of Physics Education.

  10. Communicating astronomy by the Unizul Science Centre

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    Beesham, A.; Beesham, N.

    2015-03-01

    The University of Zululand, situated along the east coast of KwaZulu-Natal, has a thriving Science Centre (USC) situated in the developing port city of Richards Bay. Over 30 000 learners visit the centre annually, and it consists of an exhibition area, an auditorium, lecture areas and offices. The shows consist of interactive games, science shows, competitions, quizzes and matriculation workshops. Outreach activities take place through a mobile science centre for schools and communities that cannot visit the centre.

  11. Spring 2009 Syllabus for PHYS 215: Science, Technology, and Society Information

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    Baski, Alison

    revolution; 2) Discovery of nuclear fission and issues today with nuclear power and weapons; 3) The paradigm worth ~0.6 %) 10 % Presentations (each worth 3.3 %) 15 % Journal (due Sun by 11 pm; each worth 1.1 %) 20 % Homework (due Tue by 11 pm; each worth 1.4 %) 20 % Quizzes (due Sun by 11 pm; each worth 2.9 %) 20 % Final

  12. Texas A&M University Central Texas ACC 515 BUSINESS LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS --

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    Diestel, Geoff

    , Attorney, CPA Office: 131a Phone: 954/519-5792 Office Hours: M 11:00 ­ 3:00 W 11:00 ­ 11:30, 1:00 ­ 2, quizzes, exams, and research paper in a timely manner. Late submissions are not accepted without severe is to transfer the body of knowledge needed to answer questions likely to appear on the CPA, CMA, CIA, or other

  13. Student Attitudes, Satisfaction, and Learning in a Collaborative Testing Environment*

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    Meseke, Christopher A.; Nafziger, Rita; Meseke, Jamie K.

    2010-01-01

    Introduction: This study examined the effect of collaborative testing on student learning, attitude toward testing, and course satisfaction at a chiropractic college. Methods: The study compared testing performance between two cohorts of students taking an advanced neuroanatomy course: a control group (n = 78) and an experimental group (n = 80). Scores examined for each cohort included sums of quizzes, examination scores, and a comprehensive final examination. The control cohort completed weekly quizzes as individuals, while the experimental cohort completed the quizzes collaboratively in small groups. Both cohorts completed three unit examinations and the comprehensive final examination as individuals. Additionally, pretest–posttest and delayed posttest scores were examined. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) (including repeated measures MANCOVA) were used for statistical analysis. Results: The experimental cohort scored significantly higher compared to the control cohort on all quizzes (F = 217.761; df = 1,156; p < .05) and overall course grades (F = 16.099; df = 1,156; p < .05). There were no significant differences in either the comprehensive final (posttest) (F = 3.138; df = 1,122; p > .05) or the delayed posttest (taken 5 weeks after the end of the course) (F = 0.431; df = 1,122; p > .05) between the two cohorts. The overall scores for both cohorts on the delayed posttest were significantly lower than the posttest scores (F = 4.660; df = 1,122; p < .05). Conclusions: This project extends previous findings that students using collaborative testing have significantly increased short-term course performance compared with those students using traditional testing. No differences in learning or retention were noted. PMID:20480011

  14. Social media and the classroom?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2015-02-01

    Many years ago, I learned (through eavesdropping on a conversation during lab) that my students had set up their own Facebook group. They told me they were using it to help each other with homework assignments. This year, my daughter took physics at a university. She and her friends were struggling a bit with the online quizzes. I suggested that she set up a Facebook community and add me as a member. I would answer questions and help the group study. My daughter's group used Facebook to get answers to specific questions from the quizzes. They often ended up helping each other because the questions were posed quite late in the evening. Questions ranged from exact copies of the original queries to "Does anyone know what equation to use for this?" I began to think that, although their grades were improving on the quizzes, they were not gaining any content knowledge. To combat this, I made and posted a few short video clips reteaching the content.

  15. Gender differences in introductory university physics performance: The influence of high school physics preparation and affect

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    Hazari, Zahra Sana

    The attrition of females studying physics after high school is a concern to the science education community. Most undergraduate science programs require introductory physics coursework. Thus, success in introductory physics is necessary for students to progress to higher levels of science study. Success also influences attitudes; if females are well-prepared, feel confident, and do well in introductory physics, they may be inclined to study physics further. This quantitative study using multilevel modeling focused on determining factors from high school physics preparation (content, pedagogy, and assessment) and the affective domain that influenced female and male performance in introductory university physics. The study controlled for some university/course level characteristics as well as student demographic and academic background characteristics. The data consisted of 1973 surveys from 54 introductory physics courses within 35 universities across the US. The results highlight high school physics and affective experiences that differentially influenced female and male performance. These experiences include: learning requirements, computer graphing/analysis, long written problems, everyday world examples, community projects, cumulative tests/quizzes, father's encouragement, family's belief that science leads to a better career, and the length of time students believed that high school physics would help in university physics. There were also experiences that had a similar influence on female and male performance. Positively related to performance were: covering fewer topics for longer periods of time, the history of physics as a recurring topic, physics-related videos, and test/quiz questions that involved calculations and/or were drawn from standardized tests. Negatively related to performance were: student-designed projects, reading/discussing labs the day before performing them, microcomputer based laboratories, discussion after demonstrations, and family's belief that science is a series of courses to pass. This study is a unique and noteworthy addition to the literature. The results paint a dynamic picture of the factors from high school physics and within the affective domain that influence students' future physics performance. The implication is that there are many aspects to the teaching of physics in high school that, although widely used and thought to be effective, need reform in their implementation in order to be beneficial to females and males in university.

  16. Differences between Lab Completion and Non-Completion on Student Performance in an Online Undergraduate Environmental Science Program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Corsi, Gianluca

    2011-12-01

    Web-based technology has revolutionized the way education is delivered. Although the advantages of online learning appeal to large numbers of students, some concerns arise. One major concern in online science education is the value that participation in labs has on student performance. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships between lab completion and student academic success as measured by test grades, scientific self-confidence, scientific skills, and concept mastery. A random sample of 114 volunteer undergraduate students, from an online Environmental Science program at the American Public University System, was tested. The study followed a quantitative, non-experimental research design. Paired sample t-tests were used for statistical comparison between pre-lab and post-lab test grades, two scientific skills quizzes, and two scientific self-confidence surveys administered at the beginning and at the end of the course. The results of the paired sample t-tests revealed statistically significant improvements on all post-lab test scores: Air Pollution lab, t(112) = 6.759, p < .001; Home Chemicals lab t(114) = 8.585, p < .001; Water Use lab, t(116) = 6.657, p < .001; Trees and Carbon lab, t(113) = 9.921, p < .001; Stratospheric Ozone lab, t(112) =12.974, p < .001; Renewable Energy lab, t(115) = 7.369, p < .001. The end of the course Scientific Skills quiz revealed statistically significant improvements, t(112) = 8.221, p < .001. The results of the two surveys showed a statistically significant improvement on student Scientific Self-Confidence because of lab completion, t(114) = 3.015, p < .05. Because age and gender were available, regression models were developed. The results indicated weak multiple correlation coefficients and were not statistically significant at alpha = .05. Evidence suggests that labs play a positive role in a student's academic success. It is recommended that lab experiences be included in all online Environmental Science programs, with emphasis on open-ended inquiries, and adoption of online tools to enhance hands-on experiences, such as virtual reality platforms and digital animations. Future research is encouraged to investigate possible correlations between socio-demographic attributes and academic success of students enrolled in online science programs in reference to lab completion.

  17. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 3 Review Prof. Pradhan

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    Pradhan, Anil

    core, staying on the main sequence. 3. What happens when a low mass star stops fusing hydrogen in its core? · Carbon or oxygen. Life of High Mass Stars 1. What happens to a high mass star after Lovingly") 2. What color are hot stars? Cool stars? · Hot stars are bluer. · Cool stars are redder. 3. What

  18. Texas 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Supplement 

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    Howard, Jeff W.

    1999-09-28

    , body brush, mane and tail comb, hoof pick (also allow other items not listed) Source: ?Horses and Horsemanship? Page number: 23 Division: Junior F. Management Question: What is the term for an acquired habit that is annoying, or may interfere...

  19. How's Your Self-Esteem? (Quiz)

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    ... of self-esteem. Self-esteem can influence our happiness and success. But for some people, self-esteem ... Getty Images, Corbis, Veer, Science Photo Library, Science Source Images, Shutterstock, and Clipart.com

  20. One Quiz File, Several Modes of Delivery

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    Herbert, John C.

    2012-01-01

    This report offers online course designers, particularly those keen on using Moodle CMSs, a means of diversifying accessibility to their educational materials via multiple modes of delivery that do not require the creation of numerous files and formats for just one activity. The author has made contributions to the development of an open source…

  1. Walden's Paths quiz: system design and implementation 

    E-print Network

    Arora, Avital Jayant

    2002-01-01

    This thesis describes the motivation for online testing, compares the effectiveness of online tests versus conventional tests and outlines the features of online-testing mechanisms. It details the features and implementation of the Walden's Paths...

  2. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 1 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    the difference between astronomy and astrology. (a) Astrology: nonscience using zodiac sign to predict the future, centi-: 1/100th, kilo-: 1000 3. What special attribute of certain constellations puts them in the zodiac on the sky. Since all the planets have low inclination, it is also where they lie, as well as the zodiac. 2

  3. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 1 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    the difference between astronomy and astrology. (a) Astrology: nonscience using zodiac sign to predict the future attribute of certain constellations puts them in the zodiac? (a) They lie in the plane of the Sun's orbit, it is also where they lie. The zodiac constellations are important because they are the ones that the sun

  4. Astronomy 1140 Quiz 1 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    the difference between astronomy and astrology. (a) Astrology: nonscience using zodiac sign to predict the future attribute of certain constellations puts them in the zodiac? (a) They lie in the plane of the Sun's orbit, it is also where they lie. The zodiac constellations are important because they are the ones that the sun

  5. Texas 4-H Beef Quiz Bowl Supplement 

    E-print Network

    Chilek, Kevin

    2003-11-07

    in the herd. Answer: True Source: Extension publication B-1077, Determining Pregnancy in Cattle Page number: 2 Division: Both Question: What reproductive organ serves as the receptacle for semen during natural mating? Answer: Vagina Source: Extension... publication B-1077, Determining Pregnancy in Cattle Page number: 3 Division: Both Question: What reproductive organ is a thick walled structure attached to the vagina that is a good landmark for orientation when pal- pating cows? Answer: Cervix Source...

  6. Tobacco Addiction: 'Why Do I Smoke?' Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... most often when I am comfortable and relaxed. ___ Q. I smoke when I am "blue" and want to ... of satisfaction to you when you smoke. 'Why Test' scorecard "It stimulates me." You feel that smoking ...

  7. Collaborative Quiz Game Developed with Epik

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sampaio, Bruno; Morgado, Carmen; Barbosa, Fernanda

    2012-01-01

    Games are currently being used by an increasing number of people, of different ages and in different contexts. Usually, they provide fun ways of interaction, collaboration, and competition among players. These aspects may be very important in an educational context, since many research studies confirm that games have many positive effects on…

  8. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 2 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    is a blackbody? 1 #12;Doppler Effect 1. What causes the Doppler effect? 2. What kinds of waves exhibit the Doppler effect? 3. If a star has an emission line at a particular wavelength , will the observed

  9. Thursday Nov. 17 Quiz 4 answers

    E-print Network

    Innes, David J.

    Genetics Topics: -Transmission of DNA during cell division Mitosis and Meiosis - Segregation - Sex linkage species Polyploids Larger than Diploids Polyploids Triploids: = 3n - problems with pairing during meiosis of chromosomes: 2x----> 4x Even number of chromosomes: normal meiosis 22 segregation------> functional

  10. EE4445 Quiz 1 September 16, 2009

    E-print Network

    Leach Jr.,W. Marshall

    is numerically larger. (b) There are two loudness level scales used by psychoacoustic folks. One varies approxi- mately logarithmically with loudness and the other varies approximately linearly with loud- ness. Name terms, what is the basic difference between white noise and pink noise? White noise has equal power per

  11. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 2 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    (blue) to 7000 °A(red) is visible, but the human eye is most sensitive in the somewhat reduced range of 5000 °Ato are some of the most well-known emission and absorption series of lines of hydrogen, and what part

  12. Dara Enterprises 1974 Star Trek Trivia Quiz 

    E-print Network

    played and can still play in the lives of the citizens and visitors that they serve. This information, relayed to concerned parties, will not simply serve as useless trivia but will serve as an important understanding of how, in fact, America's municipal...

  13. EE4445 Quiz 2 October 21, 2009

    E-print Network

    Leach Jr.,W. Marshall

    mechanical mass MMS of a loudspeaker diaphragm (including its air-load mass) is increased by an amount MMS such that the total mass is MMS +MMS = kMMS, where k is a constant. In terms of k, describe the effect

  14. Chemistry 365: Quiz I Useful Information

    E-print Network

    Ronis, David M.

    Avogadro´s Number = 6. 022169 × 1023 1atm = 1. 01325 × 105 J/m3 Geometric Series: M i=0 xi = (1 - xM+1 ensemble. e) Show how the third law of thermodynamics arises, using the canonical ensemble expression from

  15. Quiz Time in the Classroom: Spelling Bee.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fox, Annie

    1982-01-01

    "Spelling Bee" is a computer program (Applesoft Basic), suitable for grades K-3, consisting of several "modes" and 11 units of spelling words. "Modes" include Demonstration (teacher preview of lessons), Learning Management (test preparation), Tutorial (student practice), and Drill (spelling test, which can be designed to meet individual student…

  16. True or False quiz Know the CODE.

    E-print Network

    Su, Xiao

    Integrity Policy It's okay, as a student under the legal drinking age of 21, to be in the presence marijuana on campus - even if I have a valid Medical Marijuana Card. Source: Student Conduct Code It's okay

  17. Differential Equations Math 125 Name Quiz Section

    E-print Network

    Burdzy, Krzysztof "Chris"

    -trivial applications of Differential Equations. Forensic Mathematics A detective discovers a murder victim in a hotel the murder took place. Let u(t) be the temperature of the body after t hours. By Newton's Law of Cooling we = 98.6 F and solve for t. At what time did the murder take place? #12;Spread of a Rumor The Xylocom

  18. Patterning -Spring Quiz 4 Revision Version Name:______________________________________________

    E-print Network

    /calculations and display/explain your reasoning. 1. Four identical marbles (labeled 1 ­ 4) each start at the same height h resistance. Marble 1 is released from rest. Marble 2 is launched horizontally with speed v. Marble 3 is launched with the same speed v but straight up. Marble 4 is launched with the same speed v but straight

  19. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 1 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    period is 8 years? Newton and Motion 1. What are Newton's 3 Laws of Motion? 2. What is inertia? 3. What perfectly circular as proposed by Copernicus? 11. Explain Kepler's 3 Laws. 12. What is the proportionality between period and semimajor axis in Kepler's 3rd Law? 13. What is the semimajor axis of a comet whose

  20. Astronomy 1140 Quiz 1 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    period is 8 years? Newton and Motion 1. What are Newton's 3 Laws of Motion? 2. What is inertia? 3. What perfectly circular as proposed by Copernicus? 11. Explain Kepler's 3 Laws. 12. What is the proportionality between period and semimajor axis in Kepler's 3rd Law? 13. What is the semimajor axis of a comet whose

  1. Web-based Homework and Quiz Systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pritchard, David

    2005-05-01

    Mastering Physics is a Socratic tutor designed to help students learn introductory physics. The tutor poses problems and then comments specifically on about 1/2 of all wrong answers, even though most responses demanded are analytic expressions. Students can request hints (some of which are sub-problems), and work through the list of hint titles at random. In a typical problem there are 10 round trip interactions between tutor and student, raising the percentage of students who get the answer from ˜60% on the first try to over 90% after tutoring. This is Mastery Learning where student time and effort are increased to achieve learning rather than the grade decreased to indicate that the learning is incomplete. Mastering Physics is also a homework administration system that aids the instructor in preparing an assignment by indicating (in the problem library) the difficulty and duration of each problem and of the overall assignment. At MIT doing Mastering Physics has been shown to correlate much better than written homework or going to recitation with scoring better on the final exam in May than that student did on the final in December (which is why the student was repeating the course in the spring). At Arizona State, Mastering Physics increased the class' normalized gain on the Force Concept Inventory from 21% to 40% the year it was introduced.

  2. Ecological Cascades Quiz: Estes et al., 2011

    E-print Network

    Schweik, Charles M.

    eats Eaten by mongoose prey #12;Loss of top predator sharks 1200 lb hammerhead caught off the coast of fisheries lacking older, larger fish #12;Megafauna Extinctions Revisited: Massive trophic cascades began 20 Australia Surviving Extinct #12;Consequences of loss of top predators ????? Red = extinct #12;Consequences

  3. Astronomy 1143 Quiz 4 Review Prof. Pradhan

    E-print Network

    Pradhan, Anil

    that in mind). Supernovae 1. How massive does a star have to be in order to end its life in a supernova? 2 the different mass-energies of the universe contribute to the value of ? 9. If the density of matter (dark as the universe expands, and how does this impact the amounts of matter and radiation in the universe? 11. How do

  4. An Electrifying Quiz! Constructing a Printed-Circuit Board Quiz Game

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Calhoun, Michael J.

    2005-01-01

    Laptop computers, cell phones and the Apple iPod all contain transistors, IC chips, capacitors, and other electronic components. To the general public--and especially students in upper elementary and middle school grades--these components are most often very mysterious items. Yet, it is at elementary and middle school levels that scientists and…

  5. Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Quiz | Alzheimer's disease | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

    MedlinePLUS

    ... thyroid problems, drug reactions, depression, brain tumors, or blood-vessel disease in the brain. Some of these other conditions can be treated successfully. C is the correct answer. With Alzheimer's disease, the time from diagnosis to end of life ...

  6. Half Lives for ``Irradiated'' Nonscience Majors

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Geise, Kathleen; Hallam, Peter; Rattray, Rebecca; Stencel, Robert; Wolfe, Tristan

    2014-03-01

    We launched new hands-on radiation labs to supplement lecture material for undergraduate, non-science majors at the University of Denver to reinforce learning objectives during winter quarter 2014 and in order to help educate the public about nuclear energy decisions. Our learning objectives included: 1. differentiate between particle radiation and electro-magnetic radiation, 2. understand that particle radiation comes in alpha, beta and gamma types, 3. atomic and nuclear structure, 4. decay and half-life, 5. understand safe vs. unsafe doses and issues surrounding nuclear waste disposal. We used prelab surveys, prelab assessments, laboratory write-ups and quizzes to measure success with the learning objectives.

  7. Mathematiques, l'explosion continue Pierre Pansu, Societe Mathematique de France

    E-print Network

    Pansu, Pierre

    Math´ematiques, l'explosion continue Pierre Pansu, Soci´et´e Math´ematique de France repr´et´e de Math´ematiques Appliqu´ees et Industrielleset la Soci´et´e Fran¸caise de StatisMath´ematiques, l'explosion´ees et Industrielleset la Soci´et´e Fran¸caise de StatisMath´ematiques, l'explosion continue #12;Quizz

  8. Proficiency Tests for Introductory Physics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hoffman, Eugene J.

    2006-04-01

    Just as passing a music course from "Appreciation" on up demands at least basic proficiency in note reading and harmony, so even physics for nonscience students requires some mathematical skills. We are often frustrated, however, by students who in the midst of a beautifully deductive derivation hesitate over, say, the definition of a cosine. In an effort to hasten development of key problem-solving skills, I have added timed proficiency tests to the conventional array of learning tools, homework, quizzes, hour exams, etc.

  9. Interactive Multimedia Tailored to Improve Diabetes Self-Management.

    PubMed

    Wood, Felecia G; Alley, Elizabeth; Baer, Spencer; Johnson, Rebecca

    2015-09-01

    A pilot program was initiated to improve self-management of type 2 diabetes by rural adults. Using an iOS-based, individually tailored pre-/postintervention to improve diabetes self-management, undergraduate students developed a native mobile application to help participants effectively manage their diabetes. Brief quizzes assessed diabetes knowledge. A diabetes dictionary and physical activity assessment provided additional support to users of the app. On completion of the pilot, data analysis indicated increased diabetes knowledge and self-efficacy, and ease of use of the technology. Native app technology permits ready access to important information for those living with type 2 diabetes. PMID:26333610

  10. Increased course structure improves performance in introductory biology.

    PubMed

    Freeman, Scott; Haak, David; Wenderoth, Mary Pat

    2011-01-01

    We tested the hypothesis that highly structured course designs, which implement reading quizzes and/or extensive in-class active-learning activities and weekly practice exams, can lower failure rates in an introductory biology course for majors, compared with low-structure course designs that are based on lecturing and a few high-risk assessments. We controlled for 1) instructor effects by analyzing data from quarters when the same instructor taught the course, 2) exam equivalence with new assessments called the Weighted Bloom's Index and Predicted Exam Score, and 3) student equivalence using a regression-based Predicted Grade. We also tested the hypothesis that points from reading quizzes, clicker questions, and other "practice" assessments in highly structured courses inflate grades and confound comparisons with low-structure course designs. We found no evidence that points from active-learning exercises inflate grades or reduce the impact of exams on final grades. When we controlled for variation in student ability, failure rates were lower in a moderately structured course design and were dramatically lower in a highly structured course design. This result supports the hypothesis that active-learning exercises can make students more skilled learners and help bridge the gap between poorly prepared students and their better-prepared peers. PMID:21633066

  11. Increased Course Structure Improves Performance in Introductory Biology

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    Freeman, Scott; Haak, David; Wenderoth, Mary Pat

    2011-01-01

    We tested the hypothesis that highly structured course designs, which implement reading quizzes and/or extensive in-class active-learning activities and weekly practice exams, can lower failure rates in an introductory biology course for majors, compared with low-structure course designs that are based on lecturing and a few high-risk assessments. We controlled for 1) instructor effects by analyzing data from quarters when the same instructor taught the course, 2) exam equivalence with new assessments called the Weighted Bloom's Index and Predicted Exam Score, and 3) student equivalence using a regression-based Predicted Grade. We also tested the hypothesis that points from reading quizzes, clicker questions, and other “practice” assessments in highly structured courses inflate grades and confound comparisons with low-structure course designs. We found no evidence that points from active-learning exercises inflate grades or reduce the impact of exams on final grades. When we controlled for variation in student ability, failure rates were lower in a moderately structured course design and were dramatically lower in a highly structured course design. This result supports the hypothesis that active-learning exercises can make students more skilled learners and help bridge the gap between poorly prepared students and their better-prepared peers. PMID:21633066

  12. An Elective Course on Dermatological Topics and Cosmeceutical Compounding

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    Lunney, Phillip T.

    2014-01-01

    Objective. To implement and assess a pharmacy dermatology and cosmeceutical compounding elective course and its impact on graduates’ careers. Design. A 3-credit elective course that incorporated classroom lectures on ambulatory dermatologic diseases and cosmeceutical products with case studies, weekly quizzes, and a comprehensive business plan project was implemented in a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program in 2010. Assessment. Assessment instruments including weekly quizzes, a business plan project, and pre- and post-course tests were used to evaluate course content. Across 3 offerings of the course (2010, 2011, 2012), pre- and post-course test scores improved. Results of a postgraduate survey showed that 54% of respondents worked at a pharmacy offering compounding services, and 57% felt that the course played a significant or very significant role in their counseling on dermatologic conditions. Conclusions. Assessment methods revealed student learning of course content and the course appeared moderately beneficial to graduates’ early careers. A more longitudinal analysis is needed to assess the course’s impact on long-term career choices, particularly those dealing with compounding of cosmeceutical products. PMID:24850940

  13. The Use of Virtual Laboratories and Other Web-based Tools in a Drug Assay Course

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    Dunham, Marissa Waldman; Ghirtis, Konstantine

    2012-01-01

    Objective. To determine students’ perceptions of and performance in a drug assay laboratory course after the addition of Web-based multimedia tools. Design. Video modules and other Web-based tools to deliver instructions and emulate the laboratory set up for experiments were implemented in 2005 to improve student preparation for laboratory sessions and eliminate the need for graduate students to present instructions live. Assessment. Data gathered from quizzes, final examinations, and post-course surveys administered over 6 years were analyzed. Students’ scores on online quizzes after implementation of the virtual laboratories reflected improved student understanding and preparation. Students’ perception of the course improved significantly after the introduction of the tools and the new teaching model. Conclusions. Implementation of an active-learning model in a laboratory course led to improvement in students’ educational experience and satisfaction. Additional benefits included improved resource use, student exposure to a variety of educational methods, and having a highly structured laboratory format that reduced inconsistencies in delivered instructions. PMID:22761525

  14. Using Attendance Worksheets to Improve Student Attendance, Participation, and Learning

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    Rhoads, Edward

    2013-06-01

    As science instructors we are faced with two main barriers with respect to student learning. The first is motivating our students to attend class and the second is to make them active participants in the learning process once we have gotten them to class. As we head further into the internet age this problem only gets exacerbated as students have replaced newspapers with cell phones which can surf the web, check their emails, and play games. Quizzes can motivated the students to attend class but do not necessarily motivate them to pay attention. Active learning techniques work but we as instructors have been bombarded by the active learning message to the point that we either do it already or refuse to. I present another option which in my classroom has doubled the rate at which students learn my material. By using attendance worksheets instead of end of class quizzes I hold students accountable for not just their attendance but for when they show up and when they leave the class. In addition it makes the students an active participant in the class even without using active learning techniques as they are writing notes and answering the questions you have posed while the class is in progress. Therefore using attendance worksheets is an effective tool to use in order to guide student learning.

  15. [Development and evaluation of an internet-based educational system about herbs and dietary supplements through periodical distribution of information to health professionals].

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    Asahina, Yasuko; Hori, Satoko; Ohtani, Hisakazu; Sawada, Yasufumi

    2009-06-01

    Herbs and dietary supplements (HDS) are widely used, and health professionals are in an ideal position to educate patients about them. However, it is sometimes difficult to evaluate their risks and benefits with limited information and what is worse, many health professionals in Japan are unconcerned with HDS. Therefore, we aimed to develop an internet-based educational system to periodically provide information about HDS to medical doctors and pharmacists in order to increase their awareness. Monographs about selected HDS, accompanied with educational quizzes, were prepared to meet pharmacists' needs. Examples of clinical Q&A cases about drug interactions involving HDS were prepared. The material was distributed weekly to registered health professionals by e-mail and via WWW pages. Two hundred and forty-four health professionals evaluated the system by questionnaire. The questionnaire results revealed that 1) more than 75% of responders evaluated the system as useful, 2) compilation of information into educational quizzes and cases encouraged health professionals to learn about HDS with less difficulty, and 3) e-mails led them to learn periodically and to be more concerned about the safety of HDS. In conclusion, the developed information system for HDS was proved to be useful and should serve to improve the understanding of health professionals about this issue. PMID:19483421

  16. Daily Online Testing in Large Classes: Boosting College Performance while Reducing Achievement Gaps

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    Pennebaker, James W.; Gosling, Samuel D.; Ferrell, Jason D.

    2013-01-01

    An in-class computer-based system, that included daily online testing, was introduced to two large university classes. We examined subsequent improvements in academic performance and reductions in the achievement gaps between lower- and upper-middle class students in academic performance. Students (N?=?901) brought laptop computers to classes and took daily quizzes that provided immediate and personalized feedback. Student performance was compared with the same data for traditional classes taught previously by the same instructors (N?=?935). Exam performance was approximately half a letter grade above previous semesters, based on comparisons of identical questions asked from earlier years. Students in the experimental classes performed better in other classes, both in the semester they took the course and in subsequent semester classes. The new system resulted in a 50% reduction in the achievement gap as measured by grades among students of different social classes. These findings suggest that frequent consequential quizzing should be used routinely in large lecture courses to improve performance in class and in other concurrent and subsequent courses. PMID:24278176

  17. Taking "The Math You Need When You Need It" Modules Beyond Introductory Geology Courses

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    Baer, E. M.; Wenner, J. M.; Burn, H. E.

    2012-12-01

    "The Math You Need, When You Need It" (TMYN) modules are finding use well beyond the courses for which they were originally written. However, faculty survey responses indicate that the modules are used in similar ways, suggesting that the overall design of the modules is effective. TMYN modules are online resources designed to help students develop quantitative skills in conjunction with introductory geology courses. Since 2010, 29 faculty members at 26 institutions used these asynchronous resources at in 68 different courses nationwide, impacting about 3000 students. After each use of the modules, instructors responded to a survey about their use of the modules and the impact on each course and student cohort. Of the 29 instructors, 16 responded with a total of 36 implementations, a 52% response rate. Survey responses indicate use of TMYN modules in classes well beyond their original design. The modules were originally designed for students in introductory geology classes, especially those targeted at non-geoscience majors. Sixty-nine percent (22/32) of TMYN courses included introductory geology courses such as Physical Geology, Earth System Science and Environmental Geology. The remainder of courses included multiple uses in oceanography and meteorology courses and more specialized geoscience courses such as geomorphology, structural geology and hydrology. Surveys suggest that only 63% of courses that used TMYN (20/32) were targeted to students in general education courses. Nine percent (3/32) of courses were targeted to STEM majors and 19% (6/32) were specifically targeted to geoscience majors, including upper-level courses. Despite the wide variety of institutions, instructors, classes, and student educational goals, faculty incorporated the modules into their curriculum in as originally designed, indicating that the overall design of the modules is effective. Twenty-two respondents indicate that modules were assigned immediately prior to using a skill in the classroom (either in lab exercises or a lecture period). Almost all instructors employed pre- and posttests to gauge learning. More than ¾ of survey respondents introduced the modules within the first week of class. In all but one instance, students were instructed to complete an online quiz immediately after working through the online modules and most (77%) designed these post-module quizzes as formative assessments allowing at least 3 attempts. The grades on these modules contributed to students' grades but were relatively low stakes with 88% reporting that the modules contributed to less than 10% of a student's course grade. Given the use beyond the introductory geology classroom and the similarity of the use of these modules in a wide variety of courses, it appears that the design of the modules is sound. However, previous studies have indicated that mathematical skills are not easily transferred (e.g. Bassok. and Holyoak, 1989) suggesting the adaptation of the modules for use outside the geosciences.

  18. Texas 4-H Food and Nutrition Quiz Bowl Supplement 

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    Howard, Jeff W.

    1999-09-28

    limit the fat in their diet to what percentage of their calories? Answer: 30 Division: Senior Question: How many milligrams of sodium does 1 level teaspoon of salt contain? Answer: 2,300 milligrams Division: Senior Question: Scurvy is a deficiency...

  19. Global Change: Solutions? Quiz for Pacala & Socolow, 2004

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    Conservation `Social norm' marketing is effective #12;Promoting Individual Conservation `Social norm' marketing time #12;Policy Mechanisms · Carbon markets · Legislation for large-scale efficiencies (e.g., vehicle fuel economy) · Subsidies/lower taxes for green infrastructure #12;IPPC, Mitigation, Cambridge (2001

  20. Philosophy 57 --Quiz #4 (solutions posted 4/8/03)

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    Fitelson, Branden

    . 1. A few rodents make good pets, so a few hamsters make good pets because all hamsters are rodents. Use the following letters in your translation: R = rodents, H = hamsters, G = good pets. Major Premise

  1. ATM S 111: Global Warming Review Sheet for Quiz #1

    E-print Network

    Frierson, Dargan

    of the atmosphere (nitrogen, oxygen, argon) aren't greenhouse gases o Water vapor (AKA humidity) § The primary greenhouse gas: 60% of natural greenhouse effect § A feedback not a forcing o Carbon dioxide (CO2) § 26% of natural greenhouse effect

  2. SOLUTIONS FOR PRACTICE "QUIZ" Friday, Sept. 10, 1999

    E-print Network

    Hunter, David

    , compared with only 51.5% of males. The question of interest is whether this "gender gap" is statistically significant in this sample. The null hypothesis H0 is that there is no gender gap; males and females vote that this sample does not give evidence to support a "gender gap". #12;

  3. Ecological Impacts: Oceans Quiz Hoegh-Guldberg et al., 2007

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    Schweik, Charles M.

    ;Tunicate Invasion Near Prince Edward Island Ramsay et al., 2008 Very fast rate of invasion #12;Lionfish Invasion in the Atlantic Greene & Cote, 2008 Lionfish are native to the Pacific near southeast Asia Carnivorous Lionfish eat smaller reef fish Spines are venomous and dangerous to humans #12;Lionfish Invasion

  4. The Global Quiz Bowl: Competing and Cooperating through Compressed Video

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    Kontos, George; Mizell, Al P.

    2005-01-01

    "Students Around the world exchanging over the phone" (SAXophone) was the result of a collaboration among educators from Sweden, New York and Florida to allow students from participating schools experience compressed videoconferencing with other students from across the world. After several years of participating in the regular SAXophone events,…

  5. Quiz II: Chemistry CHEM 213W McGill University

    E-print Network

    Ronis, David M.

    of the statements to show that the efficiency of a reversible Carnot engine is inde- pendent of the material used. c%, Castellan, Problem 9.29) Twenty grams of steam at 120o C and 300g of liquid water at 25o C are brought

  6. Quiz I: Chemistry CHEM 213W McGill University

    E-print Network

    Ronis, David M.

    Pa Avogadro's Number 6. 0225 × 1023 1 cal 4.184 J 7. You may need the following results from calculus and each is of equal value. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number of exam books handed in on book 1. 6. If the pressure is doubled, what effect does this have on: a) the number of collisions per second made by any one

  7. Quiz I: Chemistry CHEM 213W McGill University

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    Ronis, David M.

    Pa Avogadro's Number 6. 0225 × 1023 1 cal 4.184 J 7. You may need the following results from calculus and each is of equal value. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number of exam books handed in on book 1. 6 N,T , where - 1 V V P N,T is the isothermal compressibility. b) (5%) The number

  8. Quiz II: Chemistry CHEM 213W McGill University

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    Ronis, David M.

    Boltzmann's Constant, kB 1. 381 × 10-23 J/K Standard Atmosphere 1. 01325 × 105 Pa Avogadro's Number 6. 0225 and each is of equal value. 5. Be sure to indicate the total number of exam books handed in on book 1. 6

  9. Botany Department Laboratory Staff & Student Safety Quiz Name ______________________________________ Date _____________________

    E-print Network

    Palmer, Michael W.

    room number ________. Other waste chemicals such as organic solvents or toxic compounds should: ____________________________________ _____________________________________ ____________________________________ _____________________________________ It is good lab practice to handle ALL volatile or toxic chemicals in a ______________________ whenever possible, and to ALWAYS wear ___________________, __________________, and ____________________. Waste

  10. Climate Change II: Projections Quiz: IPCC summary for policymakers

    E-print Network

    Schweik, Charles M.

    approaches for managing climate change risks. Give two examples of ecosystem-related management solutions #12;More frequent and extensive droughts are projected for the southwest U.S. Seager et al., 2007 #12 to get drier · So, both drought and flooding may increase, in some cases at the same location #12

  11. PRACTICE QUIZ BOWL QUESTIONS -from 1999 Eastern Nationals

    E-print Network

    New Hampshire, University of

    pain and bleeding. S. AYHCLM, p. B106-1 Q. Define an "essential" amino acid. A. It is one that must, p. I202-2L Q. Name three things whose lengths are determined by shoulder angle. A. 1. Length of neck Neck Behind the Shoulder at Forerib Withers Tailhead S. AYHCLM, p. I203-2L Q. Name the 7 approved coat

  12. Tobacco Addiction: "Do I Want to Quit?" Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... able to get through those times without smoking. Deep breathing, relaxation exercises and guided imagery have helped many smokers quit. Ask your doctor for more information about these techniques. Source Assessing Nicotine Dependence by ...

  13. Readings and Problems ***Note: Quiz #2: Thurs. Oct. 28

    E-print Network

    Innes, David J.

    Genetics Topics: -Transmission of DNA during cell division Mitosis and Meiosis - Segregation - Sex linkage 1/4 aB aaBb 1/4 ab aabb 4 phenotypes 4 genotypes 4 gamete types A a B b A a b B Meiosis I OR (Genes) Correlation of genes and Chromosomes during meiosis A a 4 gamete types #12;3 Mendel's Second Law

  14. Readings and Problems ***Note: Quiz #2: Thurs. Oct. 28

    E-print Network

    Innes, David J.

    Inheritance Determining mode of inheritance: - single gene or more complicated - recessive or dominant - sex recessives expressed X-linked recessive hemophilia Queen Victoria (carrier) QE II X ­ linked disease genes - Independent Assortment - Linkage - Gene mapping - Tetrad Analysis (mapping in fungi) - Extensions to Mendelian

  15. ECE 3040 Quiz 5 --June 22, 2005 Professor Leach Name

    E-print Network

    Leach Jr.,W. Marshall

    provides an ac short circuit across RS to increase the voltage gain of the circuit. (c) Is the voltage gain circuit. (a) What is the circuit called? Common-source amplifier. (b) What is the purpose of each capacitor in the circuit? C1 is an input dc blocking capacitor. C2 is an output dc blocking capacitor. C3

  16. Besting the Quiz Master: Crowdsourcing Incremental Classification Games

    E-print Network

    where humans engage in classification with incrementally revealed features: the collegiate trivia classification--trivia games--and de- velop a cheap, easy method for capturing human incremental classification

  17. The Paul Petzoldt Trivia Quiz: His Philosophy and Teaching Methods.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wagstaff, Mark

    Paul Petzoldt, co-founder of the Wilderness Education Association (WEA), helped mold the profession of outdoor leadership as we know it today. After his death in 1999, numerous field journals, old speeches, and personal correspondence were salvaged in order to refresh, clarify, and preserve Petzoldt's philosophy and teaching methods. The…

  18. ATM S 111: Global Warming Review Sheet for Quiz #2

    E-print Network

    Frierson, Dargan

    chunks of ice on land · Greenland melting would cause 7 m of global sea is happening to the ice sheets? · Increased melt is occurring over Greenland and west ice has been melting extremely rapidly · End of summer ice extent is 30

  19. ECE 3050 Analog Electronics Quiz 3 January 28, 2009

    E-print Network

    Leach Jr.,W. Marshall

    with the simplified T model. For each circuit, it is given that Rtb = 1 k, RE = 2 k, r0 = 20 k, = 99, = 0.99, IC = 1 mA, and VT = 0.025 V. Relevant equations are i0 c = gmv = ib = i0 e r0 e = Rtb 1 + + re gm = IC VT r = VT IB re = VT IE IC = IB = IE = gmr (a) Solve for vo/vtb using the hybrid- model. (b) Solve

  20. Smoking Quiz: Do You Need Help to Quit?

    MedlinePLUS

    ... and can use this information to help you design a detailed plan based on your smoking patterns. ... Atlas Global Health Finish the Fight Press Room Mobile Site Help Site Map Privacy Accessibility Terms of ...

  1. MATH 22001 (Kunkle), Quiz 3 10 pts, 10 minutes

    E-print Network

    Kunkle, Tom

    the partial fraction decomposition of (x7 - 7x + 6)/(x - 1)3 since the numerator has higher degree than - 1)3 do not exist. c. Partial fractions won't make this limit any easier. Besides, we can't find

  2. Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution Quiz: Galloway et al. 2008

    E-print Network

    Schweik, Charles M.

    ;Where do we get Nitrogen fertilizer? Saltpeter (sodium nitrate) used to be mined in Chile Haber Process #12;Fritz Haber Listen! http://www.radiolab.org/story/180132- how-do-you-solve-problem-fritz-haber/ German chemist, invented the process for creating ammonia from atmospheric N2 2-3 billion people would

  3. Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... with mild Alzheimer's disease may be helped in day-to-day living by a list of daily plans notes ... help some people with mild Alzheimer's disease with day-to-day living. A big calendar, a list ...

  4. Sleeping and Driving Don't Mix: Sleep Quiz

    MedlinePLUS

    ... 16-25 years - AAP News Death of the car manual? Hyundai introduces an AR owner's manual app - BT.com Microsoft's Cortana assistant will help future cars anticipate and avoid accidents - Tech Insider (blog) New ...

  5. MSE 541 Quiz 2 ]3, 31 = s, regular

    E-print Network

    Lakes, Roderic

    density. What are the implications? 3. (33 points, 11 each) Consider the sole of a running shoe. Suppose cm. A person of mass 70 kg uses the shoe. The sole is made of material with elastic modulus E = 1 MPa. (a) If the person stands on one foot, what is the compressive strain in the shoe sole? If the person

  6. Lesson Summary Students will start with a "pop quiz" about

    E-print Network

    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    ... are there any polar bears? (Just checking!) Today, we know geography is more than making maps and memorizing: McMurdo in summer swells to over 1,500 people) 3. You will find polar bears in Antarctica. (F) 4 and their home state. Prior Knowledge & Skills · Map skills · Knowledge of the Polar Regions AAAS Science

  7. COPD Quiz | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

    MedlinePLUS

    ... irritant that causes COPD is: allergies cigarette smoke air pollution Question 4. Common signs and symptoms of COPD ... secondhand smoke avoid other lung irritants, such as air pollution, chemical fumes, and dust follow your treatment plan ...

  8. Young Children’s Competency to Take the Oath: Effects of Task, Maltreatment, and Age

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    Carrick, Nathalie; Quas, Jodi A.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined maltreated and non-maltreated children’s (N = 183) emerging understanding of “truth” and “lie,” terms about which they are quizzed to qualify as competent to testify. Four- to six-year-old children were asked to accept or reject true and false (T/F) statements, label T/F statements as the “truth” or “a lie,” label T/F statements as “good” or “bad,” and label “truth” and “lie” as “good” or “bad.” The youngest children were at ceiling in accepting/rejecting T/F statements. The labeling tasks revealed improvement with age and children performed similarly across the tasks. Most children were better able to evaluate “truth” than “lie.” Maltreated children exhibited somewhat different response patterns, suggesting greater sensitivity to the immorality of lying. PMID:19263199

  9. Meeting Review: 2002 O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference

    PubMed Central

    2002-01-01

    At the end of January I travelled to the States to speak at and attend the first O’Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference [14]. It was a large, well-organized and diverse meeting with an interesting history. Although the meeting was not a typical academic conference, its style will, I am sure, become more typical of meetings in both biological and computational sciences. Speakers at the event included prominent bioinformatics researchers such as Ewan Birney, Terry Gaasterland and Lincoln Stein; authors and leaders in the open source programming community like Damian Conway and Nat Torkington; and representatives from several publishing companies including the Nature Publishing Group, Current Science Group and the President of O’Reilly himself, Tim O’Reilly. There were presentations, tutorials, debates, quizzes and even a ‘jam session’ for musical bioinformaticists. PMID:18628852

  10. A Model for Small-Group Problem-Based Learning in a Large Class Facilitated by One Instructor

    PubMed Central

    Lou, Kelvin

    2012-01-01

    Objective. To implement and evaluate a model for small-group problem-based learning (PBL) in a large class facilitated by 1 instructor. Design. A PBL model that included weekly assignments, quizzes, peer feedback, and case wrap-up sessions was developed and implemented in the final year of the pharmacy program to allow 1 instructor to facilitate PBL for up to 16 student teams in a large classroom. Assessment. Student and team scores on multiple-choice examinations confirmed achievement of learning objectives. Students reported on course evaluation surveys that they were able to engage in the learning process and were satisfied with the new PBL model. This model achieved a cost savings of $42,000 per term. Conclusions. A revised PBL model without individual group tutors allowed students to achieve the required learning outcomes in an interactive and engaging atmosphere, avoided classroom-scheduling conflicts, and produced a large cost savings for the university. PMID:22919093

  11. The Astronomy Workshop: Instructor Support Materials and Student Activities for the Scientific Notation Tool

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    Deming, Grace; Hayes-Gehrke, M.; Hamilton, D.

    2008-05-01

    The Astronomy Workshop (http://janus.astro.umd.edu) is a collection of interactive World Wide Web tools that were developed under the direction of Doug Hamilton for use in undergraduate classes and by the general public. The philosophy of the site is to foster student interest in astronomy by exploiting their fascination with computers and the internet. We have upgraded the "Scientific Notation" tool in response to faculty feedback and input from student interviews. In addition to providing students practice in changing decimal numbers into scientific notation, they may now practice multiplication and division with numbers in scientific notation. We have added instructor materials and student quizzes to enhance the instructional use of the scientific notation web tools. This research was sponsored by NASA EPO grant NNG06GGF99G.

  12. Incorporating online teaching in an introductory pharmaceutical practice course: a study of student perceptions within an Australian University

    PubMed Central

    Benino, Diana; Girardi, Antonia; Czarniak, Petra

    Objective To examine student perceptions regarding online lectures and quizzes undertaken during a pharmaceutical practice course for first year undergraduate students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy course at an Australian University. Methods The University uses a standard instrument to collect feedback from students regarding unit satisfaction. Data were collected for three different teaching modalities: traditional face-to-face, online and partially online. Results Descriptive statistics support that, from a student's perspective, partial online delivery is the preferred teaching methodology for an introductory pharmaceutical practice unit. Conclusions This study has served to highlight that while there are a few points of significant difference between traditional and online teaching and learning, a combination of the two provides a reasonable avenue for teaching exploration. This result has implications for teaching practice generally, and within the pharmacy discipline, specifically. PMID:24198864

  13. A HyperCard Shell for Multi-Institutional, Videodisc-linked, Neuroscience Education

    PubMed Central

    Stensaas, Suzanne S.; Sorenson, Dean K.

    1989-01-01

    HyperBrain is a program for teaching neuroanatomy using HyperCard and the “Slice of Life” videodisc. The program has been used by two classes of 100 students at the University of Utah and certain modules have been evaluated by students in Virginia and Texas. The overwhelming question is how can a few individuals tackle an area as large and diverse as neuroscience. We decided to construct a shell and build an interface that can accommodate modules or stacks developed elsewhere. HyperBrain (syllabus, quizzes, pathways, glossary, videodisc index and animated reflexes) is the core of the shell. It will be demonstrated together with modules developed elsewhere. Issues of copyright, price, modifiability, student tracking, editorial review, videodisc support, hardware, software and CD-ROM are open for discussion.

  14. StudentResearcher - A virtual learning environment for interactive engagement with advanced quantum mechanics

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    Pedersen, Mads Kock; Heck, Robert; Müller, Romain; Bason, Mark; Lieberoth, Andreas; Sherson, Jacob F

    2015-01-01

    A virtual learning environment can engage students in the learning process at the universities in ways that the traditional lecture and lab formats can not. We present our virtual learning environment StudentResearcher which incorporates simulations, multiple-choice quizzes, video lectures and gamification into a learning path for quantum mechanics at the advanced university level. StudentResearcher is build upon experiences made from workshops with the citizen science game Quantum Moves at the high-school and university level, where the games was used to extensively to illustrate the basic concepts of quantum mechanics. The first test of this new virtual learning environment was a 2014 course in advanced quantum mechanics at Aarhus University with 47 enrolled students. Where we found an increased learning for the student whom were more active on the platform independent on their previous performances.

  15. Mindfulness, anxiety, and high-stakes mathematics performance in the laboratory and classroom.

    PubMed

    Bellinger, David B; DeCaro, Marci S; Ralston, Patricia A S

    2015-12-01

    Mindfulness enhances emotion regulation and cognitive performance. A mindful approach may be especially beneficial in high-stakes academic testing environments, in which anxious thoughts disrupt cognitive control. The current studies examined whether mindfulness improves the emotional response to anxiety-producing testing situations, freeing working memory resources, and improving performance. In Study 1, we examined performance in a high-pressure laboratory setting. Mindfulness indirectly benefited math performance by reducing the experience of state anxiety. This benefit occurred selectively for problems that required greater working memory resources. Study 2 extended these findings to a calculus course taken by undergraduate engineering majors. Mindfulness indirectly benefited students' performance on high-stakes quizzes and exams by reducing their cognitive test anxiety. Mindfulness did not impact performance on lower-stakes homework assignments. These findings reveal an important mechanism by which mindfulness benefits academic performance, and suggest that mindfulness may help attenuate the negative effects of test anxiety. PMID:26372885

  16. Comparison of student performance using web and paper-based homework in college-level physics

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    Bonham, Scott W.; Deardorff, Duane L.; Beichner, Robert J.

    2003-12-01

    Homework gives students an opportunity to practice important college-level physics skills. A switch to Web-based homework alters the nature of feedback received, potentially changing the pedagogical benefit. Calculus- and algebra-based introductory physics students enrolled in large paired lecture sections at a public university completed homework of standard end-of-the-chapter exercises using either the Web or paper. Comparison of their performances on regular exams, conceptual exams, quizzes, laboratory, and homework showed no significant differences between groups; other measures were found to be strong predictors of performance. This indicates that the change in medium itself has limited effect on student learning. Ways in which Web-based homework could enable exercises with greater pedagogical value are discussed.

  17. Whole Slide Images and Digital Media in Pathology Education, Testing, and Practice: The Oklahoma Experience

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    Fung, Kar-Ming; Hassell, Lewis A.; Talbert, Michael L.; Wiechmann, Allan F.; Chaser, Brad E.; Ramey, Joel

    2012-01-01

    Examination of glass slides is of paramount importance in pathology training. Until the introduction of digitized whole slide images that could be accessed through computer networks, the sharing of pathology slides was a major logistic issue in pathology education and practice. With the help of whole slide images, our department has developed several online pathology education websites. Based on a modular architecture, this program provides online access to whole slide images, still images, case studies, quizzes and didactic text at different levels. Together with traditional lectures and hands-on experiences, it forms the back bone of our histology and pathology education system for residents and medical students. The use of digitized whole slide images has a.lso greatly improved the communication between clinicians and pathologist in our institute. PMID:21965282

  18. Making Laboratories Count -- Better Integration of Laboratories in Physics Courses

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    Sizemore, Jim

    2011-10-01

    The quality of K-12 education leaves something to be desired and presents higher education faculty with the challenge of instructing under-prepared students. However, by their own admission, students from many institutions inform us that laboratory sections in science classes, including physics, consist mostly of showing up, going through the motions, and getting grades that boost their overall grade. This work presents laboratories that challenge students to take their laboratory work more seriously including specific rubrics enforcing SOLVE and Bloom's Taxonomy, pre-lab preparation work, and quizzes on pre-lab preparation. Early results are encouraging revealing greater student progress with better integration of laboratory with the rest of a complete physics course.

  19. The Spirit of Competition: To Win or Not To Win

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    Szczepinska, Teresa; Iwasaki, Wataru; Abeel, Thomas

    2013-01-01

    A competition is a contest between individuals or groups. The gain is often an award or recognition, which serves as a catalyst to motivate individuals to put forth their very best. Such events for recognition and success are part of many International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Regional Student Groups (RSGs) activities. These include a popular science article contest, a Wikipedia article competition, travel grants, poster and oral presentation awards during conferences, and quizzes at social events. Organizing competitions is no different than any other event; they require a lot of hard work to be successful. Each event gives remarkable organizational and social experience for students running it, while at the same time the participants of the competitions are rewarded by prizes and recognition. It gives everybody involved an opportunity to demonstrate their extraordinary talents and skills. Competitions are unique because they bring out both the best and worst in people. PMID:24385894

  20. Direct interventions for improving the performance of individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

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    Mahendra, N

    2001-11-01

    Direct interventions are being used increasingly to maintain and improve the communicative and cognitive functioning of patients with Alzheimer's dementia. Speech-language pathologists can play an integral role in maximizing the functioning of dementia patients by selecting appropriate direct interventions that capitalize on spared neuropsychological abilities to compensate for impaired abilities. Successful direct interventions use techniques that facilitate learning and retention of information and skills. In this article, direct intervention techniques-repeated exposure via spaced retrieval training and quizzes; errorless learning; multisensory stimulation using music, toys, pets, and memory wallets; and other approaches to cognitive-linguistic stimulation such as the use of personal computers; the Montessori method; and activity programming-are reviewed. The rationale for use of these direct interventions and available efficacy data with Alzheimer's patients also are presented. PMID:11574905