The Impact of Reading Self-Efficacy and the Regulation of Cognition on the Reading Achievement of an
The goal of the current study was an investigation of the relationship between reading self-efficacy and regulation of cognition, important components in the development of self-regulated learning, and reading achievement; the impact of the demographic variables of age, student sex and socioeconomic status were also considered. This quantitative quasi-experimental design utilized a sample of eighty-four fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from a rural school district in North Central Pennsyl
Academic Aspirations and Expectations: High School Guidance Counselor Perceptions of the Benefits St
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine guidance counselor perceptions regarding the benefits students receive as a result of participating in a dual enrollment program. These perceptions were limited to guidance counselor influence, the intrinsic benefits students received from participation in dual enrollment and the impact dual enrollment participation has on a student‟s decision to attend post secondary education. The guidance counselors in this study participated in a regiona
Rural Adolescent Perceptions of the Availability and Accessibility of Substance Abuse Treatment
The prevalence of substance abuse among rural adolescents has equaled or surpassed rates in urban youth, but rural substance abusers go untreated at rates twice that of urban populations. Cultural norms adverse to help-seeking, and low availability and accessibility of substance treatment in rural areas may effect treatment utilization. The primary purpose of this study was to assess rural adolescents’ substance problem recognition and perceptions of substance abuse treatment availability and
Journalism, Letters, and Nation: The Newspaper Letters of Samuel Bowles’s Across the Continent (18
Newspaper publisher Samuel Bowles set out on a trip in the early summer of 1865 to see and write about the United States of America. A leading figure in journalism and in political discourses before and after the Civil War, Bowles shared his experiences in a series of thirty-two letters, addressed to the readers of his influential Massachusetts newspaper, the Springfield Republican. The letters were subsequently compiled into a book, Across the Continent: A Summer’s Journey to the Rocky Mounta
A Writing Teacher Learns from his Students: The Symbiosis of Student-Centered Pedagogy and Teacher R
This teacher research study documents the attempts of a college writing teacher to use response-oriented, student-centered pedagogy as a means of providing practical learning experiences for his students while simultaneously providing a practical professional development opportunity for himself. In pursuit of this goal, the teacher promoted a dialogue with the students that sought to engender their sense of engagement in the class while simultaneously encouraging their criticism and analysis of
UNDERSTANDING THE PARADIGM SHIFT: A DESCRIPTIVE CASE STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN INFORMATION
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to understand the impact on librarians, faculty, and students of changes in information literacy instructional methodologies that were piloted as an innovation within a particular institutional setting. The following questions were considered. In what ways and to what extent has a more holistic approach to teaching information literacy been assimilated by faculty and librarians? In what ways and to what extent have faculty attitudes toward teac
Mysteries of Kinect for Windows Face Tracking... Today's post from Carmine Sirignano, a Developer Support Escalation Engineer on the Kinect for Windows talks in detail on how the Kinect for Windows Face Tracking actually works, providing some cool code samples too... Since the release of Kin
Today's post from Carmine Sirignano, a Developer Support Escalation Engineer on the Kinect for Windows talks in detail on how the Kinect for Windows Face Tracking actually works, providing some cool code samples too...
Since the release of Kin
This learning project offers learnings activities that allow Wikiversity participants to learn astronomy "on the job" by participating in analysis of astronomical observations.
Simulating and assessing prospective scenariosA comparative approach in urban planning
The first part of the paper is centred on the phenomena of urban growth, in order to set the rules for a sustainable scenario of urban development. Then we enter the core of the paper that is the comparison of models. For each of the three compared models, we describe its main theoretical characteristics, the chosen parameters, and the obtained results. In section 6, heterogeneity of the produced results is discussed, and we highlight the points of interest and the lacks of the three models. Her
Interview de Christina KOULOURI
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Incompatible Pencil - Chance for Changing in Design Process
The existing Caad systems limit designers creativity by constraining them to work with prototypes provided by the system's knowledge base. Most think of computers as drafting machines and consider CAAD models as merely proposals for future buildings. But this kind of thinking (computers as simple drafting machines) seems to be a way without future. New media demands new process and new process demands new media. We have to give some thougt to impact of CAAD on the design process and in which par
Sky and online engagement: are we there yet?
Becky McQuade, Commercial Research Manager at Sky explains how Hugh Wilson and Anne Mollen's research around 'What is an engaged customer?' led to a positive outcome for advertisers being able to better profile their online audience.
While the 1960s saw young people "tune out" by way of the hippie counterculture, other segments of society were also calling for change. Both ethnic minorities and women were hard at work challenging what they saw as unjust laws and unfair treatment by society (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Building on Kyoto: Towards a Realistic Global Climate Agreement and What Australia Should Do
As a mechanism for controlling climate change, the Kyoto Protocol has not been a success. Over the decade from it’s signing in 1997 to the beginning of its first commitment period in 2008, greenhouse gas emissions in industrial countries subject to targets under the protocol did not fall as the protocol intended. Instead, emissions in many countries rose rapidly. Moreover, emissions have increased substantially in countries such as China, which were not bound by the protocol but which will
HST.583 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Data Acquisition and Analysis (MIT)
This team-taught multidisciplinary course provides information relevant to the conduct and interpretation of human brain mapping studies. It begins with in-depth coverage of the physics of image formation, mechanisms of image contrast, and the physiological basis for image signals. Parenchymal and cerebrovascular neuroanatomy and application of sophisticated structural analysis algorithms for segmentation and registration of functional data are discussed. Additional topics include: fMRI experime
Using Manual Selection Tools
Learn how to use manual selection tools to isolate an area of your image for making local adjustments.
Towards a targeted surfactant stabilized ultrasound contrast agent
Gas-filled microbubbles are highly effective when used as ultrasound contrast agents due to the large difference in acoustic impedance between the gas in the bubble and the surrounding blood. The surfactant-based contrast agent ST68 (Span 60, Tween 80) developed in our laboratory (US Patent # 5, 352, 436) and filled with sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), was modified in an attempt to make the agent target specific. Modifications to the agent were done by incorporation an anchor molecule, phosphatidylet
7.1 Free Will, Determinism and Choice
Part 7.1. Explores the problem of free will and the ideas of moral responsibility, determinism and choice; the need for a concept of freedom to allow free choice, the problems associated with this and asking whether we really have freedom of choice.