"The purpose of the two case studies presented here is to describe specific social presence related instructional and support strategies used to foster an atmosphere of support and success for students enrolled in online courses and programs in a large rural university" (Introduction and Background, ¶4).
"The purpose of this position is to facilitate high quality interaction in the e-learning environment which will enable students to apply their knowledge and to succeed in their chosen subjects through excellence in open and flexible learning delivery" (Purpose of the role, ¶1).
Between 1979 and 2008, the number of school-age children (ages 5-17) in the United States who spoke a language other than English at home increased from 3.8 to 10.9 million, or from 9 to 21 percent of the population in this age range, according to the latest figures from the National Center on Education Statistics (NCES).
Perhaps one of the greatest examples of inequity lies in a joint investigation of the Department of Justice and the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights that revealed last October that Boston Public Schools had failed to properly identify and adequately serve thousands of ELLs since 2003 as required by the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Cover piece with links to "audio highlights from the speaker's [sic] presentations and ... specially written articles that explore the themes and issues" (¶3):
+ Robert Phillipson: Principles and policies for a multilingual Europe; + Juliane House: English as a lingua franca for Europe + John Walsh: Can minority languages survive? + Barbara Seidlhofer: Teaching English as a lingua franca for Europe + Jennifer Jenkins: Accents of English in Europe
Wheeler reports on findings that "Speaking two languages confers lifelong cognitive rewards that spread far beyond the improved ability to communicate" (¶1), and "The chief benefit of being bilingual is stronger 'executive control,' ... the chief building block of higher thought" (¶5).
Wheeler, David L. (2011). Being bilingual: beneficial workout for the brain. Chronicle of Higher Education, Research: February 20, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011. from http://chronicle.com/article/Being-Bilingual-Beneficial/126462/
"... Jacki Lyden talks to the senior editor of the American Heritage College Dictionary, now in its fourth edition, about the list of 100 words their editors think all college students (and their parents) should know" (September 17, 2002).
"The Educational Testing Service, which administers the GRE and other standardized tests, found Web sites that prospective test takers were using to cheat. NPR's Andrea Seabrook reports that some critics of institutional testing weren't surprised by the findings" (August 8, 2002)
"... [T]hree imperatives underlie some of the most important aspects of an educated citizen's contributions to the human record. And in my experience, blogging offers a uniquely powerful way of becoming a self-aware learner in the process of making those contributions" (Campbell, 2011, para. 2).
three imperatives underlie some of the most important aspects of an educated citizen's contributions to the human record. And in my experience, blogging offers a uniquely powerful way of becoming a self-aware learner in the process of making those contributions.
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Sneh talks a "walk through the anatomy of an infographic, its different levels and sub-levels[,] and a 5-step process to ensure that your infographic is not only conceptually sound, but accurate and easily understood" (¶ 5, retrieved 2011.08.09).
This article entitled Multiple Intelligence Theory Revisited suggests an alternative and readily applicable "model derived from ritual theory which has the advantage of being suitable for use on initial teacher training courses."
The ultimate purpose is to prepare students to develop a habit of finding evidence and reasoning from it, which involves being thoughtful about both the search process and sources encountered as our graduates go forth to think for themselves.
It turns out the databases we use are more likely to include content from mega-corporations that from societies or universities, and the content of over 40% of the new journals was available in only a very few libraries, so even if a database identified a citation, it wouldn’t be accessible to most library users. Many open access journals would be available – just not discoverable through library tools.
we need to make sure that we aren’t turning libraries into walled gardens of overpriced material only available to the few, that when we introduce undergraduates to search, we recognize that searching is not a matter of tool use but is a creative and critical part of the research process and so teach it in the context of learning language, finding connections, and looking for patterns
1) affect-based – "influenced by the first visual expression we have, plus the additional information we get from our other senses" (¶2); 2) cognition-based – derived from analysis of personal info. and behavior (¶3); and 3) swift – derived from observation of "team members’ behavior while working on joint projects" (¶4).
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