Analysis of Motivation and Demographic Factors that Influence Physical Therapists’ Decisions to At
Education for physical therapists has evolved to the doctorate of physical therapy degree and it is the vision of the American Physical Therapy Association that all physical therapists will be doctoral prepared by the year 2020. Most physical therapists do not have the DPT and prior studies have revealed that interest in the DPT is low for practicing physical therapists. This study examined the motivation of physical therapists to attain the DPT, by examining three areas of interest. What effect
Preparing Future Leaders: Principals’ Perceptions of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Conso
Recent high-stakes accountability movements in education have significantly changed the role of the school principal. As the incongruence between principal preparation programs and successful principalships becomes more apparent, it is imperative that principal preparation programs evolve to meet the complex needs of today’s principalship and prepare leaders for tomorrow’s schools. This dissertation study explored the standards-based changes in principal preparation programs in Pennsylvania
Promoting Different Kinds of Learners towards Active Learning in the Web-Based Environment
According to many recent studies the effect of learning style on academic performance has been found to be significant and mismatch between teaching and learning styles causes learning failure and frustration. Thus balancing the teaching style and the students' learning style is very important. When emphasizing the individual learning processes, web-based learning offers a good opportunity for differentiating ways of learning. So far the aim of this study is to describe different learners (categ
Why Web 2.0 is Good for Learning and for Research: Principles and Prototypes
The term "Web 2.0" is used to describe applications that distinguish themselves from previous generations of software by a number of principles. Existing work shows that Web 2.0 applications can be successfully exploited for technology-enhance learning. However, in-depth analyses of the relationship between Web 2.0 technology on the one hand and teaching and learning on the other hand are still rare. In this article, we will analyze the technological principles of the Web 2.0 and describe thei
Ethics of Human Subject Research
Introduces students to the ethics of human subject research, including ethical theory and principles are introduced and followed by a brief history of research ethics.
Essentials of Probability and Statistical Inference IV
Introduces the theory and application of modern, computationally-based methods for exploring and drawing inferences from data.
A Bayesian Student Model without Hidden Nodes and Its Comparison with Item Response Theory
The Bayesian framework offers a number of techniques for inferring an individual's knowledge state from evidence of mastery of concepts or skills. A typical application where such a technique can be useful is Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT). A Bayesian modeling scheme, POKS, is proposed and compared to the traditional Item Response Theory (IRT), which has been the prevalent CAT approach for the last three decades. POKS is based on the theory of knowledge spaces and constructs item-to-item gra
STI Prevention: Using Epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program
Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnoses.
A New Analytical Approach on Continuous Improvement Evaluation: A National Presentation Case
This paper demonstrates a new approach on how to analyze evaluation data to find a teams (sometimes called circle) improvement ability and the characteristics of evaluators by using the data from the national Quality Control Circle (QCC) presentations in Taiwan. Most evaluations on the QCC presentation use the itemized rating method or the duplex-pole evaluation method. The former has the negative effects of canceling out the higher and lower while the latter cannot distinguish the ability typ
ePortfolios in Education - Learning Tools or Means of Assessment?
ePortfolios are collections of electronic evidence which capture the idea of lifelong learning ePortfolios at school can support the documentation of competences better than normal tests and assessments. The acquired competences may further be transfered from school to the world of work. On the other hand ePortfolios are powerful tools for learning and reflecting.
History of Ancient Rome
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "History of Ancient Rome" in the Department of Classics. This course introduces students to the history of ancient Rome from Romulus to Constantine (8th c. BC – early 4th c. AD).
Evaluating Wiki as a tool to promote quality academic writing skills
In this study we investigated undergraduate teacher trainees' use of wikis, focusing on the use of shared spaces to communicate ideas and generate course specific content. We explored how students, through such activities, were to able to improve their academic writing skills. We discuss writing as a social practice and discuss how wikis might promote better academic writing. With data derived from student discussion boards and a post-module e-mail questionnaire (N=35) our findings indicate that
See the 17 Species of Penguins-Cool Facts!
This is an interactive educational video about penguins created by a class. Contains information about all 17 species of penguins, but focuses primarily on the Emperor, Rockhopper, Chinstrap, Gentoo, and African species. (03:00)
Disciplinary/ Interdiciplinary Virtual Design Studio
The purpose of initiating Virtual Architectural Design Studio is the provision of a highly interactive studio environment independent of time and place by broadening the horizons of todays Turkish traditional architectural design studios through collaborations among universities thanks to European Credit Transfer System_ ECTS credit system. The method developed in virtual design studio (SMTS in Turkish/VDS in English) can be considered a sample for future virtual design studios and diciplinary
What's Air Got to Do with It?
Students are introduced to the concepts of air pollution and air quality. The three lesson parts focus on the prerequisites for understanding air pollution. First, students use M&Ms to create a pie graph that expresses their understanding of the composition of air. Next, students watch and conduct several simple experiments to develop an understanding of the properties of air (it has mass, it takes up space, it can move, it exerts pressure, it can do work). Finally, students develop awareness an
Internet Scout Project
"A leading authority on captive propagation of the Gila monster, _Heloderma suspectum_," Dr. Mark Seward created this website to disseminate information about Gila monsters. The site links to various Natural History sub-sections including Morphology, Range, Food and Metabolism, and more. For those interested in learning about captive breeding of Gila Monsters, the site also includes information about Acquisition, Husbandry, and Reproduction. These subject areas contain sub-categories like Feedin
The 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe c. 1570-1770 Seminar Programme
The 'Disenchantment' of Early Modern Europe c. 1570-1770 Seminar Programme
Modern Irish History from 1800 to present, Spring 2008
This course examines the forces and movements in the development of Irish nationalism from 1800 to the achievement of national independence. The course also explores the history of an independent Ireland.