Understanding and Addressing Cultural Discontinuity in Appalachia

Kentucky Innovations Powerpoint slides and notes Appalachia notes Students from marginalized populations often experience clashes in the expectations of their home and school environments, a cultural discontinuity that may impact their motivation and self-esteem which in turn hinders their chances for academic performance and long-term success. This presentation will provide an overview of the economic,…

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The Impact of Writing Studio on Basic Writers

Kentucky Student Success Summit – Learn more about this presentation and program

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Transforming the Writing Classroom Into a Writing Studio

MWP Studio @ KCTE MWP Site Leaders Deanna Mascle, Tim Reding, Jared Salyers, and Brandie Trent and Peer Writers Whitney Jones, Julie Rehkamp, and Alex Reinke present a double session describing their work with the MWP Writing Studio at the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Conference on Feb. 23, 2013.

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Cases on 3D Technology Application and Integration in Education

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Guest Post: Putting the joy back into teaching and writing and teaching writing

Guest post on Dr. Lee Skallerup’s College Ready Writing blog on Insider Higher Ed: Putting the joy back into teaching and writing and teaching writing

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Digital Connections and Learning Styles

Written with Julie Davis and Letitia Harding (chapter in The Handbook of Research on Virtual Environments for Corporate Education and Employee Learning edited by William Ritke-Jones), published Spring 2010 Online or e-learning is increasingly becoming an integral part of education and training programs both in the academic world and in industry. This chapter includes a study…

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The Need for Rules: Determining the Usability of Adding Audio to the MOO

With Lora Arduser, Julie Davis, Rob Evans, Christine Hubbell, Cheri Mullins and Chris Ryan. Computers and Composition, 28 (2011). This usability study assesses the impact on user experience when audio is added to a text-based MOO classroom in a large distance learning Ph.D. program. We found that the addition of audio to this text-based, synchronous…

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A Study of Writing Self-Efficacy in Adults

Given the powerful influence writing self-efficacy exerts over writing performance, it is essential we increase our understanding of writing self-efficacy and its sources. As writing is now understood to be a social act, it is also important that we specficially look at writing self-efficacy sources that are socially influenced. This study focuses on the impact…

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Collaboration in the Composition Classroom

Study examining the collaboration of three composition instructors using shared assignments, rubrics, and assessment procedures in a first-year writing program at a state university. The findings indicate the benefits of collaboration to the instructors extend beyond what was learned from the assessment procedure. Academic Exchange Quarterly, Winter 2009 (30% acceptance rate)

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