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Oliver, Kevin – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2016
This paper presents the results of a comparison study between graduate students taking a software security course at an American university and international working professionals taking a version of the same course online through a free massive open online course (MOOC) created in the Google CourseBuilder learning environment. A goal of the study…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Online Courses, Graduate Students, Continuing Education
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Sherrell, Linda; Malasri, Kriangsiri; Mills, David; Thomas, Allen; Greer, James – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
From 2004-2007, the University of Memphis carried out the NSF-funded Tri-P-LETS (Three P Learning Environment for Teachers and Students) project to improve local high-school computer science curricula. The project reached a total of 58 classrooms in eleven high schools emphasizing problem solving skills, programming concepts as opposed to syntax,…
Descriptors: Workshops, Inservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Herron, Sherry; Gopal, Tamilselvi – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012
We conducted a series of summer workshops on bioinformatics to increase educators' knowledge of this new field of inquiry with the assumption that their knowledge will, in turn, impact student achievement. The workshops incorporated experiential learning and self-reflection (Loucks-Horsley et al. 1998). Educators demonstrated significant increases…
Descriptors: Pretests Posttests, Experiential Learning, Teacher Workshops, Biology
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Tosa, Sachiko; Martin, Fred – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010
This study examined how a professional development program which incorporates the use of electronic data-loggers could impact on science teachers' attitudes towards inquiry-based teaching. The participants were 28 science or technology teachers who attended workshops offered in the United States and Japan. The professional development program…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inquiry