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Applying Technology to Online Counseling: Suggestions for the Beginning E-Therapist

Applying Technology to Online Counseling: Suggestions for the Beginning E-Therapist

Date: 2004
Creator: Elleven, Russell K. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This article discusses e-therapy. Abstract: This article briefly outlines online counseling for readers who may be interested in delivering therapy via the internet. The article should very much be understood to be a beginner's primer based upon research literature and the personal recommendations of the authors. Readers will also benefit from several online resources for counselors mentioned throughout the article.
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Copyright and Fair Use: An Issue of Ethics in a Changing Learning Environment

Copyright and Fair Use: An Issue of Ethics in a Changing Learning Environment

Date: 2004
Creator: Allen, Jeff M.; Elleven, Russell K.; Andrews, Charles G.; Cox, Lynne Cagle & Clem, Karen E.
Description: This article discusses copyright issues. Abstract: Copyright infringement is one of the most talked about, yet most misunderstood topics in the curriculum and instructional development areas. The field of copyright protection is fraught with gray areas that undermine an individual's honest ability to discern what might be lawful uses of copyrighted materials. This article begins with a brief history of copyright law in the U.S. and provides examples, references, and discussion of "fair use." Additionally, issues related to the Internet are addressed, including: Web Linking, Framing, Plagiarism, Web-based referencing. Finally, considerations and suggestions for teaching and using ethical practices in the industrial and educational classroom are discussed. Fair use and copyright in educational institutions is largely an ethical issue. Ethics are not dependent on individual's actions. All parties involved must contribute to the ethical nature of an event and must accept both the responsibility for their actions or their non-actions.
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Educators', Administrators' and Students' Perceptions of Principles of Technology Programs in Pennsylvania

Educators', Administrators' and Students' Perceptions of Principles of Technology Programs in Pennsylvania

Date: 1998
Creator: Chinoda, Michelle D. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This article discusses educators', administrators' and students' perceptions of principles of technology programs in Pennsylvania. Abstract: This study assesses the Principles of Technology Applied Science high school courses taught in Pennsylvania. Specifically, this study determines: 1) the number of Level I and II Principle of Technology courses taught; 2) teachers', administrators' and students' perceptions toward the Principle of Technology high school curriculum; 3) Principle of Technology teachers' perceptions of student achievement on state outcomes in science and technology; and 4) how Principle of Technology courses are being infused into the existing curriculum. Findings from this study indicate that both administrators, teachers, and students react favorably to the Principle of Technology Applied Science high school courses.
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Technology in Secondary Career and Technical Education: Issues for the New Millennium

Technology in Secondary Career and Technical Education: Issues for the New Millennium

Date: 1999
Creator: Allen, Jeff M.; Walker, Michelle & Morehead, Connie
Description: This article discusses technology in secondary career and technical education. Today, school districts continually struggle with the following questions pertaining to career and technical education programs: How does career and technical education fit the secondary curriculum? What is the magic mixture of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to ensure that American students have the competitive edge in the workplace? How should school districts train teachers of career and technical education to teach in the information age? How will the efficacy of technology implementation in career and technical education be measured? What trends should drive changes in career and technical education? The authors state that as we move deeper into the information age, we must seek to resolve these issues. This article addresses each of these concerns by exploring the use of technology in the secondary career and technical education classroom.
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The Challenges of Training and Retraining Mature Learners

The Challenges of Training and Retraining Mature Learners

Date: 1998
Creator: Ennis-Cole, Demetria & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This article discusses challenges in training mature learners. Abstract: By 2005, older workers are projected to comprise 20 percent of the workforce (Barber, Crouch, & Merker, 1992). AT&T, General Electric, McDonalds, Traveler's Insurance, and Days Inn are just a few of the many companies that have already implemented older worker training programs to better utilize this growing older workforce (Hale, 1990; McNaught, 1994). Moloney and Paul (1992) suggest that updating older workers' skills cost less than hiring new graduates. Inter-generational secondary classroom and other retraining facilities must begin to prepare for the expected workforce of the future. In addition, vocational special needs educators must be aware of the special needs of the older learner associated with the aging process. This article explores the aging process from physical, cognitive, social and psychological perspectives, accommodations for age related changes, retraining mature learners, adaptations of the classroom environment, training technology issues, and successful corporate retraining programs to better prepare vocational educators for the workforce of the new millennium.
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A Fixed Effects Panel Data Model: Mathematics Achievement in the U.S.

A Fixed Effects Panel Data Model: Mathematics Achievement in the U.S.

Date: 2000
Creator: Sherron, Todd & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This article discusses a fixed effects panel data model. Abstract: Statistical models that combine cross section and time series data offer analysis and interpretation advantages over separate cross section or time series data analyses (Matyas & Severstre, 1996). Time series and cross section designs have not been commonplace in the research community until the last 25 years (Tieslau, 1999). In this study, a fixed effects panel data model is applied to the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) data to determine if educational process variables, teacher emphasis, student self-concept, and socio-economic status can account for variance in student mathematical achievement. A model that includes seven independent variables accounted for 25% of the variance in student mathematical achievement test score. The study provides educational researchers with an applied model for panel data analysis.
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Analysis of Management and Employee Job Satisfaction

Analysis of Management and Employee Job Satisfaction

Date: 2004
Creator: Andrews, Charles G. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This article describes an analysis of management and employee job satisfaction. Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of job satisfaction as defined by both nonmanagement and management employees. This study suggests that little difference exists in the perceptions of job satisfaction importance between management and nonmanagement employees.
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Campus Chaplains: Cult Training and Perceptions

Campus Chaplains: Cult Training and Perceptions

Date: June 2004
Creator: Elleven, Russell K.; Greenhaw, Kimberly J. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: Abstract: This article examines the perception of 43 college chaplains across the United States with regard to cult training and perceptions of college and university cult activity. Campus chaplains are in a unique and challenging position on college campuses to assist students and confront cult issues. The results of the survey indicated that most campus chaplains have had surprisingly little formal training with regard to cultic groups and often perceive faculty, staff, and students as requiring additional education regarding cult issues on college campuses.
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Leadership in Career and Technical Education: Beginning the 21st Century

Leadership in Career and Technical Education: Beginning the 21st Century

Date: 2005
Creator: Gregson, James A. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: Leadership in Career and Technical Education: Beginning the 21st Century is the third edited book published by the University Council of Workforce and Human Resource Education (UCWHRE), formerly the University Council of Vocational Education (UCVE). The previous books, Beyond Tradition: Preparing the Teachers of Tomorrow's Workforce (Hartley & Wentling, 1996) and Beyond Tradition: Preparing Human Resource Development Educators for Tomorrow's Workforce (Stewart & Hall, 1998) reported trends in their respective fields and also addressed issues that are perennial to workforce education. This publication is somewhat different in that it represents a collaborative effort among members of the UCWHRE, the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education and the National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education. This collaboration symbolizes efforts to link theory and research to practice and practice to theory and research.
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Strategic Planning of Technology for Education: A Beginning Framework

Strategic Planning of Technology for Education: A Beginning Framework

Date: 1996
Creator: Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This article discusses a beginning framework for the strategic planning of technology in education. The strategic planning of technology framework introduced in this paper is broken into five distinct parts: student technology, teacher technology, teacher training, technology planning cycle, and technology cost. This framework is designed to assist technology planners, teachers (academic and vocational), and administrators as they begin planning for future technology implementation in their school district.
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