Journal of Academic Perspectives
Journal of Academic Perspectives

Volume 2014 No 3

Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education: Online Pedagogical Techniques Implemented in Accredited American Teacher Education and Nursing Programs

Jennifer Lauria and Lauren O'Hare, Wagner College, US

 

Pre–K and K eBooks 

Ann Harvey, Western New Mexico University, US

 

Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Challenging Behavior in Their Children and Students with CHARGE Syndrome

L. Kathleen Sheriff,  Stephen F Austin University, DeAnn Lechtenberger, Texas Tech University, US

 

The Role of Ethics in Sustaining the Environment

Cabangile N. Ngwane, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

 

History at the Periphery: Women in Zimbabwe’s Liberation Struggle

Nyasha M. Guramatunhu, Gonzaga University, US

Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education: Online Pedagogical Techniques Implemented in Accredited American Teacher Education and Nursing Programs

Jennifer Lauria and Lauren O'Hare, Wagner College, US

The purpose of this paper is to share pedagogy implemented in virtual learning environments in American professional programs in higher education. Practical applications utilized in implementation of online course models in accredited teacher education and nursing programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are highlighted along with strategies for developing collaborative online learning communities that foster meaningful online discussion. Research on best practices in distance learning instruction to support pedagogy utilized in multiple virtual learning environments and suggestions for managing online learning communities in ways that promote mutual respect are presented. Authors share challenges faced in creating both hybrid and complete distance learning course modules, al
Lauria OHare Virtual Learning Environmen[...]
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Pre–K and K eBooks 

Ann Harvey, Western New Mexico University, US

A recent study (Harvey, 2014) suggested that no significant difference occurred in comprehension or retelling of a story when students read electronic books (eBooks) rather than print picture books. Since this study was conducted with two age groups: pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students, further investigation was conducted using the data to distinguish the age effect on the scores using both eBooks and print books. An ANOVA used randomized groups of 15 from each grade level. A significant difference was noted at the .05 level of significance between the means of the two different age groups. The pre-kindergarten students scored higher, using the eBooks.
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Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Challenging Behavior in Their Children and Students with CHARGE Syndrome

L. Kathleen Sheriff,  Stephen F Austin University, DeAnn Lechtenberger, Texas Tech University, US

One significantly important portion of the assessment process leading to the development of an appropriate Individual Education Plan (IEP) for children with CHARGE syndrome involves the perceptions of challenging behaviors from both parents and special educators. Research depicting how parents, special education teachers and related service providers perceive challenging behavior in their children and students with CHARGE syndrome is necessary for the collaborative IEP process.
This study (Sheriff, 2012) utilized the Survey for Parents of Children with CHARGE in Regards to Behavior Problems instrument (Hartshorne & Cypher, 2004) to survey parents’ perceptions of the challenging behavior of their children with CHARGE. Teachers were identified by the parents of the same children to part
Parent and Teacher Perceptions of Challe[...]
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The Role of Ethics in Sustaining the Environment

Cabangile N. Ngwane, Durban University of Technology, South Africa

There is a growing concern worldwide of the necessity to protect and preserve the environment. The worth of human and non-human life is affected by environmental degradation and resource depletion. For business to be sustainable, there must be a shift in priorities and values from the prevailing growth, profit-making, consumer-driven philosophy to one that values nature, promotes conservation, minimises waste, reduces consumption, and protects the environment. The present generation needs to hand over to their immediate successors a world that is not in worse condition. It will be unjust to leave nothing for future generations. Every individual has a moral and a legal right to a decent, liveable environment. A liveable environment is essential to the fulfilment of human capacities. It sho
Ngwane.pdf
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History at the Periphery: Women in Zimbabwe’s Liberation Struggle

Nyasha M. Guramatunhu, Gonzaga University, US

In Zimbabwe’s patriarchic society, the stories of female liberation fighters have largely been excluded from the telling and retelling of the country’s liberation struggle. Within the confines of Zimbabwean society, the vast experiences of liberation fighters have been diluted to a single unitary narrative wherein the liberation struggle is presented as a male pursuit. The fallacy of this narrative leaves the women who took part in the liberation movement as secondary characters with little to no significance in the goals and outcomes of the liberation war. In an effort to bring the experiences and voices of female liberation fighters to the foreground, scholars such as Lyons (2004) and Nhongo-Simbanegavi (2000) have published compelling works that make strides in giving female lib
Guramatunhu.pdf
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