What are the factors
that encourage women to
persist in CS
Female Computer Science Undergraduates: Reflections on Participation in the Academic Computer Science Landscape
My dissertation is a phenomenological study designed to investigate the lived experience of women in undergraduate computer science programs to better understand the factors that might encourage or discourage their participation in the field.
Accept or reject
Concept clearer with hands on
Title: Effect of an interactive component on students conceptual understanding of hypothesis testing
First year statistics course especially inferential statistics, has many college students baffled. I created some hands on place based interactive components into the curriculum for the dissertation, only the hypothesis testing unit was used. The control group had hsyal lecture and home assignments while the experimental group participated in a collaborative interactive lab. Using Ancova, there was a statistical significant difference between the two groups based on the University of minnesota's Comprehemsive Assessmentment of Outcomes in Statistics
Training lacks vision
Young Marines require more
Ignorance is bliss
Dissertation Title: The Adult Student Learning Experience: A Mixed-Methods Investigation in a Marine Corps Program From a Knowledge Management Perspective. (Ed.D., 2010).
Blogging my story,
My debt! I bought too much crap!
I am not alone.
Wendy A. Garland
Virginia Commonwealth University
My research involved understanding the culture of the debt blogging community utilizing observational netnographic methods. I studied how individuals used their blogs as well as what was learned in the process of blogging their experiences of getting out of debt.
Online learners logged.
Will we understand traces?
Use data mining!
Tel Aviv University, Israel.
My PhD research is focused on the various applications (and limitations) of using data mining for enriching the knowledge about online learners.
Grounds embodied notion for
University of California, Berkeley
Dissertation Title: “Keeping Meaning in Proportion: The Multiplication Table as a Case of Pedagogical Bridging Tools”
My dissertation describes a design-based research study in mathematics education, in which a 5th-grade classroom learned the concepts of ratio and proportion by using the multiplication table to narrate dramatized situations involving proportional growth. It can be downloaded here.
must be managed by someone.
Artists or lawyers?
My qualitative dissertation focuses on the case studies of leaders of four performing arts schools. Specifically, the research questions are aimed at determining if artists or non-artists are best equipped to run these types of schools.
A long time ago,
teacher in-service meetings
were more fun than now.
The University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation Title: “The Peripatetic Normal School”: Teachers’ Institutes in Five Southwestern Cities (1880-1920)
What improves teaching
Proximate influence works.
Age does add value.
University of Michigan
Dissertation title: Institutional and Departmental Factors Influencing Faculty Adoption of Innovative Teaching Practices (2001).
Faculty tend to be most responsive to teaching improvement introduced at the departmental or peer levels, and less responsive to top-down institutional efforts. Older faculty tended to be more innovative in teaching practices than younger faculty, a positive benefit of tenured status.
Getting lost in the data
Loving what you do
University of New Mexico
My dissertation (hopefully) is exploring Cultural Differences in Generational Differences – specifically Northern New Mexico Hispanic Culture and American Generational Differences (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y).
When high school leaders
Talk about the high-stakes tests
Kids perform better
East Carolina University
This research shows it is likely that principals will lead more successful schools if they are comfortable talking to their faculties about high-states testing. To increase their level of comfort, principals should increase their knowledge of assessment-based accountability, their understanding of the history of educational testing, and their ability to guide teachers in improving the quality of classroom assessments. Furthermore, increased comfort in talking about high-states testing to faculty and improved understanding of the tests may help the principal create and maintain a learning environment where test data are used to inform instruction.
Bush admin minions
use language tricks to defend
No Child Left Behind
Julie Ellison Justice
Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University
Title: Reading at or above grade level: The construction of “grade level” in reading policy and political discourse.
My dissertation reported my analysis the speeches, press releases, congressional testimony and policy documents of 8 years of Bush Administration rhetoric to understand how it came to be naturalized that kids should “read at grade level” when previous policies required kids to read “proficiently” or “well and independently.”
Public Policy and
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