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7. Quiz Console – Students can take quizzes using the Quiz Console. Instructors can
build quizzes using four question types: multiple choice, true-false, fill in the blank,
and short answer. The quizzes are...
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(2003) were important starting points for a flow of literature that helped enrich my
understanding of the political world and international relations. Understanding the global
community was of utmost importance in preparation for...
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and advertisers know the power of TV media. The meaning transfer of a product in the
tightly defined world of the advertisement (McKraken, 1990) to children makes the children
want not only the object, but the world...
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The I-Text was developed using Acrobat 9, Flash CS3, Flex 3.0, PHP and MySQL. The
individual consoles were written in Actionscript 3.0 and compiled using Flash CS3. The consoles
communicate with a web server...
Students Who Benefit from RTI
Kamps et al. (2007) compared the effects of English language learners (ELL) receiving
Tier 2 interventions to ELL students being taught using a balanced literacy approach to reading.
The study found students...
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2005, p. 11). So, in conducting this type of study, one of the first things that researchers need to understand is that, “ethnography is not one research approach, but is a qualitative research paradigm that encompasses a...
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contact was synchronous (though they used different words). Further study is necessary to determine in
what ways communication was better with the I-Text system.
The differences in opinion with regard to...
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effectiveness. Baumrind‘s (1973) parenting styles demonstrate the authoritative style (as
opposed to the permissive or autocratic styles) as the most effective. Without defining their
own style in academic terms, the...
involves working with word meaning and understanding text. Currently, “direct screenings in the
areas of vocabulary and comprehension have yet to be developed for elementary learners”
(Mesmer & Mesmer, 2008, p. 289). Fuchs and Fuchs go on to...
selection on the high school level, 18% of the participants were independent, 32% were instructional, and 45% were frustrated. Even though the same percentage scored on the instructional level for both types of selections, the results varied in...
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kindergarten, three first grade, two second grade, two third grade, two fourth grade, two fifth grade, and two sixth grade teachers. The teaching experience of the staff ranges from two to 35 years in...
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In an attempt to isolate and reveal variance among separate cultures, researchers have identified numerous dimensions of cultures. Hall (1976) introduced the continuum structure for understanding dimensions,...
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experiences like “argument” or “the mind,” structural metaphors emerge as the format for
how we understand these ideas. Structural metaphors “allow us…to use one highly
structured and clearly delineated concept to...
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A managerial approach to studying cultures comes from the work of Laurent (1983) and Victor (1992). Laurent identified four dimensions or parameters, as he refers to them: perception of organizations as political systems,...
2010. Of the total number of surveys collected, 212 were rejected for incompleteness or
respondents did not meet the residency or age requirements discussed; 973 were deemed
Data analysis methodology.
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believes in stretching them and helping them realize that ―we have to work for things.‖ The
inherent exchange of goods and services for money that adults accept as a natural part of
society (Baudrillard, 2001) is not...
Apologia, Antapologia and Political Power
Another positive approach that can be utilized is the apologetic strategy of mortification, or admitting and accepting responsibility for the offensive act he or she is accused of committing. Accepting...
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vision. Because individuals make sense of the world around them through this
physiological experience, they share a common understanding of ideas rooted in this
experience and communicate accordingly. The BRIC countries are growing...
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Kane and Tedeschi, 1997). The classic ―bobo doll‖ study of Bandura, Ross and Ross (1961)
demonstrated that children model unusual levels of aggressiveness after viewing an adult‘s
aggression toward the object. An...
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address the potential impact that computer-mediated communication may have on client
satisfaction, confidence in the staff, and avoidance of miscommunication. By better
understanding the role that CMC, or more...