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Hu, M., Winikoff, M. & Cranefield, S. (2012). Teaching novice programming using goals and plans in a visual notation. In de Raadt, M. & Carbone, A. Eds. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Australasian Computing Education Conference (pp. 43-52). New South Wales: Australian Computer Society Inc. In the past, introductory programming courses have suffered from high rates of failure and/or dropouts. The authors of this paper seek to develop a more effective meth...
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8 years ago
I was just reading about the situation unfolding at U of Virginia. On June 10, President Teresa A. Sullivan, the school's first female President, resigned from her position after only 2 years on the job. Apparently, this came as a shock to the UVa community, where it seems she was generally well regarded. E-mails between board members made public later in the week revealed that the Board of Visitors (Trustees) wanted to make a strong push in the direction of online education, with at least one prominent donor forwarding articles from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times concerning MO...
Kafai, Y.B., Peppler, K.A., & Chiu, G. (2007, June). High Tech Programmers in Low Income Communities: Creating a Computer Culture in a Community Technology Center. In C. Steinfeld, B. Pentland, M. Ackermann, & N. Contractor (Eds.). Communities and Technologies 2007. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Communities & Technologies, Michigan State University (pp. 545-562). New York: Springer. For those unaware,
8 years ago
While looking at potential library-related YouTube videos we can use on Vialogues, we library interns came across international library hip-hop star Scooter Hayes, one of Library Journal's 2012 Movers and Shakers. I'd write up a bio, but he does a better job of it himself: And here's the video that launched him to international stardom:
8 years ago
Yesterday evening, I attended a talk & tour of the New York Society Library hosted by the NY Librarians Meetup group. The NYSL was founded in 1754, before public libraries were instituted, and charged a membership fee. Today, it is still one of only 16 subscription libraries left in the United States. The Library was initially located in the old City Hall, but as the city expanded it's moved five times, and currently occupies a...
From an opinion piece in today's NYT, Luigi Zingales, professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, points out that, while those in higher ed are quick to accuse businesspeople of lobbying for less competition and increased subsidies on their behalf, colleges and universities have been doing the same thing for years. Indeed, we're seeing increased calls for student loan reform with student debt spiraling out ...
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8 years ago
After having gone over potential marketing ideas this morning for Research Broker, I was interested in how people are searching for all things education technology related. I plugged a number of related terms into Google Insights to get an idea of how people are searching. Here are the results I got (click to open image in a separate window): We can clearly see "education technology" is far and away the most popular term ...
Tsai, Chia-Wen (2009). Applying web-enabled self-regulated learning and problem-based learning with initiation to involve low-achieving students in learning. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 1189-1194. One of the areas I've been interested in is self-regulated learning outside of the auspices of a college/university setting, like Khan Academy or ...
I just received an email from ALA promoting their virtual conference July 18 & 19. ALA Virtual Conference offers two days of interactive Web sessions, talks, and insights from experts. From building our own ebook platforms to publishing the local community's unique content and adding a DIY/Maker service for users, the presenters highlight how new services are transforming both their libraries and their communities. Sessions offer starting points for discussion as well as practical ideas for moving forward and trying something new. Presentations include: ...
Plank, Stephen B. (2008). High School Dropout and the Role of Career and Technical Education: A Survival Analysis of Surviving High School. Sociology of Education, 81, 345-370. Research has suggested a number of factors, at both the personal and institutional level, as to why students drop out of school. As the authors state, dropping out is the "culmination of disengagement" from school. Educators and researchers tend to focus on the p...