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Walters, L. Melissa; Pergola, Teresa M. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) identify spreadsheet technology as a key information technology (IT) competency for accounting professionals. However requisite spreadsheet competencies are not specifically defined by the AICPA or IAESB nor are they…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Spreadsheets, Competence
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Warner, Janis; Glissmeyer, Michael; Gu, Qiannong – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Although service learning provides unparalleled real world experiential student learning opportunities and benefits to four major constituencies--student, faculty, community and institution, it takes place in an uncontrolled environment introducing uncertainty into the instructional process. Faculty might avoid this valuable approach to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Taxonomy, Grounded Theory
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O'Connor, Jeremy J. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
One of the many challenges faculty members face when teaching courses is insuring that students read the assigned material by the due date. This study examines student reading behavior in two courses in order to better understand how student reading behavior changes over the course of the semester. The purpose of this study is to identify factors…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Student Motivation, Reading Assignments, College Freshmen
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Gentry, Ruben – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Collaboration skills are essential for all teachers, but crucial for personnel who instruct students with disabilities. Through collaboration, families and professionals are able to combine their strengths and wisdom to make education as appropriate as possible for the student. Capitalizing on each other's knowledge and expertise not only helps…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Maddin, Ellen – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Digital storytelling is recognized as a motivating instructional approach that engages students in critical thinking and reflective learning. Technology tools that support digital storytelling are readily available and much easier to use today than they were in years past. The convergence of these factors has facilitated the inclusion of digital…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Story Telling, Educational Technology
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Frank, Blake A.; Walsh, Robert J. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Online education has grown dramatically over the past 15 years. At the university level, researchers have shown that online education has both its advantages--greater flexibility and access to student--and disadvantages--like disconnection with other students and faculty. Another possible drawback for the students enrolled in an online course is…
Descriptors: Reflection, Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education, Online Courses
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George, Beena; Delcoure, Natalya – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The need for multi-disciplinary integration in business school education has been well-established. However, academics and business practitioners have raised serious concerns regarding the achievement of this program learning goal. This paper examines how graduate business programs address and evaluate the learning goal of multi-disciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Business Administration Education, Graduate Study
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Nonis, Sarath A.; Fenner, Grant H. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
An investigation of students taking online classes exposed crucial student perceptions important to their selecting online/web-assisted courses. An exploratory factor analysis provided three factors of "convenience," "enjoyment & independence," and "no other option available" as motivations for students taking…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Student Motivation, Online Courses
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Thrasher, Evelyn H.; Coleman, Phillip D.; Atkinson, J. Kirk – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
Higher education expenditures are being increasingly targeted toward distance learning, with a large portion focused specifically on web-based instruction (WBI). WBI and classroom-based instruction (CBI) tend to offer students diverse options for their education. Thus, it is imperative that colleges and universities have ample, accurate…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Intermode Differences
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Green, Michael; Piel, John A. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
A summer session, math methods course for elementary teachers incorporates 30 hours of instruction that emphasizes (1) developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, (2) hierarchical levels of increasingly abstract manipulatives, (3) ongoing assessment of student learning, (4) integrated thematic instructional modules, (5) team planning and…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Upitis, Rena; Abrami, Philip C.; Brook, Julia; Troop, Meagan; Varela, Wynnpaul – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The body of research examining deliberate practice and self-regulation in musical instruction has grown extensively over the past decade. Compelling evidence indicates that students with higher levels of self-regulation develop superior performance skills and experience more fulfillment as musicians. But in order to develop the self-regulatory…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Musical Instruments, Music Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Haytko, Diana L.; Parker, R. Stephen – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
As Professors, we are challenged to reach ever-changing cohorts of college students as they flow through our classes and our lives. Technological advancements happen daily and we need to decide which, if any, to incorporate into our classrooms. Our students constantly check Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other online social networks. Should we be…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Social Media, Telecommunications
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Faitar, Gheorghita M.; Faitar, Silviu L. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The development of an equally beneficial and efficient teaching and learning system implies the application of multiple educational theories and methods. One method that had become prominent throughout the years is ability tracking. Based on this method, elementary and middle-school students are grouped into levels that are designated to…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Minority Group Students
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Kreissl, Laura Jean; Upshaw, Alice – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
While many articles have argued the value and impact of ethics courses, few have discussed methodology and particularly the tools used in the implementation of accounting ethics classes. We address both of those items in this paper in hopes of helping other instructors in building or strengthening their courses. This paper describes the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Business Administration Education, Ethics
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Newfeld, Daria – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
This essay advocates for and investigates the usefulness of a modified version of the Jalbret (2002) technique for teaching time value of money (TVM) to dyslexic students. Introductory students often report difficulty solving time value money (TVM) questions due to an inability to correctly identify the variables to be used and the type of problem…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dyslexia, Money Management, Case Studies
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