General Satisfaction of Students in 100% Online Courses in the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas

General Satisfaction of Students in 100% Online Courses in the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas

Date: May 2012
Creator: Ahn, Byungmun
Description: The purpose of this study was to examine whether there are significant relationships between the general satisfaction of students and learner-content interaction, learner-instructor interaction, learner-learner interaction, and learner-technology interaction in 100% online courses. There were 310 responses from the students. This study did not use data from duplicate students and instructors. Excel was used to find duplicate students and instructors; therefore, 128 responses were deleted. After examination of box plots, an additional four cases were removed because they were outliers on seven or more variables. Nineteen responses were deleted because they did not answer all questions of interest, resulting in a total sample of 159 students. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between the four independent variables and the dependent variable. In addition to tests for statistical significance, practical significance was evaluated with the multiple R2 , which reported the common variance between independent variables and dependent variable. The two variables of learner-content and learner-instructor interaction play a significant role in predicting online satisfaction. Minimally, the variable learner-technology can predict online satisfaction and is an important construct that must be considered when offering online courses. Results of this study provide help in establishing a valid and reliable ...
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The Subject of Learning and Performance

The Subject of Learning and Performance

Date: 2012
Creator: Pasquini, Laura A. & Allen, Jeff M.
Description: This editorial article discusses the inaugural issue of the Learning and Performance Quarterly (LPQ) open access journal. This editorial offers a welcome and introduction to the first issue.
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Analyzing Patterns Within Academic and Legal Definitions: a Qualitative Content Analysis of the Term "Cyberbullying"

Analyzing Patterns Within Academic and Legal Definitions: a Qualitative Content Analysis of the Term "Cyberbullying"

Date: August 2013
Creator: Winn, Matthew R.
Description: Regardless of culture or nation, students today are experiencing bullying via technology. With the rise of technology, this abuse has the ability to become more far-reaching, and more pervasive than ever. These students face oppression, and in some cases severe imbalances of power. Current research is being conducted and laws created based on varying operational and conception definitions of the term "cyberbullying." This study aims to analyze and provide a coherent definition for the term "cyberbullying" as it is used in research and legislation, especially in the context of today's educational environments. The results help shed light on the large variances in the term and suggestions are made to clarify the definition as the field continues to move forward.
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Testing the Psychometric Properties of the Online Student Connectedness Survey

Testing the Psychometric Properties of the Online Student Connectedness Survey

Date: August 2015
Creator: Zimmerman, Tekeisha
Description: The Online Student Connectedness Survey (OSCS) was introduced to the academic community in 2012 as an instrument designed to measure feelings of connectedness between students participating in online degree and certification programs. The purpose of this study was to examine data from the instrument for initial evidence of validity and reliability and to establish a nomological network between the OSCS and similar instruments utilized in the field. The study utilized sequential exploratory factor analysis- confirmatory factor analysis (EFA-CFA) and correlational analysis to assess results of the data. Students enrolled in online courses at higher education institutions located in the United States served as the sample for this study. Three instruments were used during the study. The OSCS was administered first so that the factor structure could be examined for factor validity. Once confirmed, the Classroom Community Scale (CCS) and the Community of Inquiry Scale (COI) served as the instruments to examine nomological validity through correlational analysis of data.This study provided evidence of factor validity and reliability for data from the OSCS. After the initial EFA-CFA, the four-factor structure held, and 16 of the 25 original items remained for nomological testing. Statistically significant correlations were demonstrated between factors contained in the ...
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Call Number, Volume 71, Number 1, Spring 2012

Call Number, Volume 71, Number 1, Spring 2012

Date: Spring 2012
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
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Call Number, Volume 71, Number 1, Spring 2012

Call Number, Volume 71, Number 1, Spring 2012

Date: Spring 2012
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
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[Review] Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

[Review] Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

Date: 2012
Creator: Pasquini, Laura A.
Description: This article reviews the book "Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices," by Tanya Joosten and published in 2012.
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Call Number, Volume 70, Number 2, Fall 2011

Call Number, Volume 70, Number 2, Fall 2011

Date: Autumn 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
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Call Number, Volume 70, Number 2, Fall 2011

Call Number, Volume 70, Number 2, Fall 2011

Date: Autumn 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
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Call Number, Volume 67, Number 2, Fall 2008

Call Number, Volume 67, Number 2, Fall 2008

Date: 2008
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number, is the newsletter of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and alumni.
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The Implementation of a Confidence-based Assessment Tool Within an Aviation Training Program

The Implementation of a Confidence-based Assessment Tool Within an Aviation Training Program

Date: August 2015
Creator: Novacek, Paul F.
Description: Traditional use of the multiple-choice question rewards a student for guessing. This technique encourages rote memorization of questions to pass a lengthy exam, and does not promote comprehensive understanding or subject correlation. This begs the question; do we really want question memorizers to operate the machinery of our industrialized society? In an effort to identify guessing on answers during an exam within a safety-critical aviation pilot training course, a qualitative research study was undertaken that introduced a confidence-based element to the end-of-ground-school exam followed by flight simulator sessions. The research goals were twofold, to clearly identify correct guesses and also provide an evidence-based snapshot of aircraft systems knowledge to be used as a formative study aid for the remainder of the course. Pilot and instructor interviews were conducted to gather perceptions and opinions about the effectiveness of the confidence-based assessment tool. The finding of overall positive interview comments confirmed that the pilots and flight instructors successfully used the confidence-based assessments as intended to identify weak knowledge areas and as aids, or plans, for their remaining study time. The study found that if properly trained and administered—especially through a computer-based medium—a robust confidence-based assessment tool would be minimally-burdensome while offering worthwhile ...
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Student characteristics and self-concept of secondary career and technical education students in a north central Texas region

Student characteristics and self-concept of secondary career and technical education students in a north central Texas region

Date: May 2010
Creator: Cox, Nancy Lynne
Description: Self-concept, discussed as a scholarly topic since the time of Socrates and Plato, is an important theoretical construct in education because self-concept is considered to be a desirable trait and a facilitator of positive future behavior. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the characteristics of students enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) programs and students' self-concept scores as measured by specific subscales from the Self-Description Questionnaire (SDQ). A total of 196 male and 89 female secondary students (Grades 9-12) enrolled in arts, audio/video technology and communications cluster courses in North Central Texas school districts participated in the study. Student characteristic variables of interest were age, gender, CTE program enrollment, and participation in CTE. The self-concept subscales analyzed were General, Academic, Verbal, Math, and Problem Solving. A canonical correlation analysis was conducted using the four student characteristic variables as predictors of the five self-concept variables to evaluate the multivariate shared relationship between the two variable sets. The full model across all functions explained about 23% of the variance between the variable sets. Function 1 explained 15% of the shared variance and Function 2 explained 7% of the variance that remained. This study detected a relationship ...
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Lone Star Ink: Texas NDNP 2011: Grant Materials

Lone Star Ink: Texas NDNP 2011: Grant Materials

Date: January 2011
Creator: Krahmer, Ana; Belden, Dreanna & Hartman, Cathy Nelson
Description: These grant materials were prepared for the National Digital Newspaper Program, a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to provide access to historic American Newspapers. The Library of Congress serves as the technical adviser for the NDNP. The Award funded digitization of Texas historical newspapers. For the grant, UNT served as the lead institution and partnered with the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas. This proposal was funded for $324,980.
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Call Number, Volume 69, Number 2, Fall 2010

Call Number, Volume 69, Number 2, Fall 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
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Examining the Relationship Between Individual and Work Environment Characteristics and Learning Transfer Factors

Examining the Relationship Between Individual and Work Environment Characteristics and Learning Transfer Factors

Date: August 2013
Creator: Kennedy, Jacqueline E.
Description: To impact student learning, educators’ implementation, or transfer, of new knowledge, skills, dispositions, and practices to daily work is the primary purpose of professional learning. The purpose of this study was to assess the multivariate relationship between individual and work environment characteristics as measured by the Collective Efficacy Scale and Dimensions of Learning Organization Questionnaire, respectively, and learning transfer factors as measured by the Learning Transfer System Inventory. The sample consisted of 249 PK-12 grade school- based instructional staff members of an education association. Canonical correlation and commonality analyses required using the two individual and work environment characteristics of learning culture and collective efficacy as predictor variables of the five learning transfer factors of performance self-efficacy, transfer-effort performance expectations, performance outcome expectations, performance coaching, and resistance to change to evaluate the multivariate between the two variable sets. Learning culture and collective efficacy demonstrated a relationship to resistance to change and performance outcome expectations. Learning culture and collective efficacy were insufficient to transfer-effort performance expectations, attend to performance self-efficacy beliefs, and increase support for transfer (i.e., performance coaching) factors. These findings might guide the decisions and practice of individuals with responsibility to plan, implement, and evaluate professional learning, and provide the ...
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Call Number, Volume 69, Number 1, Spring 2010

Call Number, Volume 69, Number 1, Spring 2010

Date: 2010
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Call Number, Volume 68, Number 1, Spring 2009

Call Number, Volume 68, Number 1, Spring 2009

Date: 2009
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Information
Call Number, Volume 68, Number 2, Fall 2009

Call Number, Volume 68, Number 2, Fall 2009

Date: 2009
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number "is the twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information" (p. 2) at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and alumni.
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The assumption of a reliable instrument and other pitfalls to avoid when considering the reliability of data

The assumption of a reliable instrument and other pitfalls to avoid when considering the reliability of data

Date: April 12, 2012
Creator: Nimon, Kim F.; Zientek, Linda Reichwein & Henson, Robin K.
Description: This article helps researchers avoid common pitfalls associated with reliability including incorrectly assuming that measurement error always attenuates observed score correlations, different sources of measurement error originate from the same source, and reliability is a function of instrumentation.
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Call Number, Volume 70, Number 1, Spring 2011

Call Number, Volume 70, Number 1, Spring 2011

Date: 2011
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Information.
Description: Call Number is a twice yearly (spring and fall) magazine of the College of Information at the University of North Texas. The periodical contains information about professors, news in the departments, and the school's alumni.
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Value and Pricing of MOOCs

Value and Pricing of MOOCs

Date: May 27, 2016
Creator: Baker, Rose M. & Passmore, David L.
Description: This article reviews the potential for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to transform higher education delivery, accessibility, and costs.
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A Study of Student's Perceptions of Blended Learning Environments at a State-Supported Postsecondary Institution

A Study of Student's Perceptions of Blended Learning Environments at a State-Supported Postsecondary Institution

Date: May 2010
Creator: Shaw, Joanna G.
Description: The purpose of this study was to conduct exploratory research regarding students' perceptions of blended learning environments at a state supported postsecondary institution. Specifically investigated were students' overall perceptions of blended learning environments, the reasons they chose to take a blended course, and whether generational differences existed in students' affected perceptions. An electronic survey was distributed to students enrolled in blended learning courses at the end of the spring 2009 term.
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A Construct Validity Analysis of the Work Perceptions Profile Data

A Construct Validity Analysis of the Work Perceptions Profile Data

Date: May 2015
Creator: Frear, Susan W.
Description: As work environments become more complex and demanding, organizations are becoming more interested in measuring the impact of their human resource development programs and initiatives. With this increased attention on data and measurement, human resource professionals have been encouraged to utilize data collection and data analysis techniques to make more objective and rationale human capital decisions and to verify business impact. As a result, the human resource profession has seen a significant increase in the use of surveys to measure anything from training effectiveness to the efficacy of recruitment procedures. The increase in the use of survey instruments requires that more focused attention is placed on the reliability and validity of data from any instrument used to make important human resource and business decisions. One instrument that is currently being used to measure career plateaus and job fit is the Work Perceptions Profile. The purpose of this research study was to conduct a construct validity analysis of the Work Perceptions Profile data and to determine the factor structure of data from its items. The data in this analysis supported a two-factor model structure with the first factor measuring Work Characteristics and a second factor measuring Performance. The results of this ...
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2D and 3D Fabrication Devices: Can They Improve Spatial Reasoning Skills in Children?

2D and 3D Fabrication Devices: Can They Improve Spatial Reasoning Skills in Children?

Date: August 2016
Creator: Zimmerman, Ellen L
Description: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential benefit of two hours of activities involving 2D and 3D fabricators on the spatial reasoning skills of children in Grades 4 and 5, ages 9 to 10, from a private school in Southeast Texas. Can the introduction to hands-on activities with products created with these devices and learning about how these devices operate improve spatial reasoning skills? The research also evaluates the use of the Shapes Test as a valid measure of the spatial reasoning skills of children. The Cube Design and Spatial Memory subtests of the UNIT (Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Tests) were used for evaluating the spatial reasoning skills of the participants, based on their respected validity, along with a Shapes Test that is in development. Discussion regarding gender, language, and experiential theories of spatial reasoning skill development are included in the literature review.
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