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Solomon Four-Group Design

I was in the midst of reading Creswell’s chapter 10 (experimental designs) when I noticed that he does not describe the Solomon four-group design. In my library of 17 research textbooks, only two describe this between-groups design. Additionally, information on … Continue reading

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Fantastic Resource of the Week

In one of the first classes attended we briefly talked about the impact factor that some journals have. Commonly known as IF, the impact factor is calculated based on the average number of journal articles that have been cited in … Continue reading

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Controlling your Digital Tattoo

The term “digital footprint” is misleading. A footprint in the sand is washed away by the waves. It isn’t that simple or quick in the digital world. The term “digital tattoo” is more apt because a tattoo cannot be easily … Continue reading

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Welcoming the First Six Months of 2013

I dislike the hype surrounding resolutions, and fortune telling that occurs this time of year. As a result I tend to stay away from both news and social networks and focus on my six month personal plans. Six months may … Continue reading

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All Social Media Sites are not Created Equal

Communicators can make the mistake attempting touse all available social networks.  With new social networks created almost weekly, it’s becoming more difficult to know which ones to use and how to use them to achieve maximum impact.  But each network … Continue reading

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Preparing Case Studies for College Students

Long and detailed case studies have been used extensively in universities for decades, but short, well-prepared case studies can be effectively used in colleges to stimulate thinking and interactive discussion or debates. The Internet, newspapers, and magazine are littered with … Continue reading

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Creating Lesson Plans Based on Questions of the Day

After I’ve written a lesson plan, I review it and sometimes discover that I have taught my learners how to do something, but not clearly illustrated how the day’s lesson aligns to at least one of the course’s learning objectives. … Continue reading

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Learning Journals Help Students and Educators

Getting ready for a new school year, or semester, has its challenges for educators. One challenge is to try a new mode of learning for students. One mode of learning I have successfully used to enhance reflective learning is to … Continue reading

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Encouraging Students to Visit during Office Hours

Many times my office hours were taken up by the usual tasks of creating attendance sheets and other administrative duties. At the beginning of my teaching career I didn’t have my many students drop in for help, encouragement or advice. … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning Transforms Learners into Knowledge Seekers

Experiential learning is a term that has been used since the 1930s. David L. Kolb and Ron Fry popularized the term in the 1970s when they developed the Experiential Learning Model (ELM). In the ELM, the learner goes through four steps: The … Continue reading

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