Explaining how factor analysis was used to identify benefits of technology in academic success: A statistical technique used to reduce a large number of attributes into a smaller set of “ factors ” based on response patterns. A factor consists of a number of attributes that are rated in a similar way. Factor analysis is extremely useful when dealing with a very large number of attributes that would be cumbersome to analyze individually. The names of the factors are subjective and are intended to describe the common theme shared by all of the attributes within that factor.
Overall, the average student spends at least some time engaging in about 21 different kinds of software applications and activities out of 40 they were asked about. Students use a variety of communication tools, but the most common ones have reached mass adoption.
Solomon, Battistich, Watson, Schaps, &
Lewis, 2000 in Snaps Creating a School Communityhttp://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar03/vol60/num06/Creating-a-School-Community.aspx
Schaps, Battistich, & Solomon, 1997
in Schaps Creating a School Communityhttp://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar03/vol60/num06/Creating-a-School-Community.aspx
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Sherlock, J. (2007). Key Elements of Building Online Community: Comparing Faculty and StudentPerceptions. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 3, (3). Retrived from http://jolt.merlot.org/vol3no3/vesely.htm.
Unfortunately . . .Unfortunately, schools
with a strong sense of community are fairly rare. low-income students and students of color usually report a lower level ofcommunity in school than do affluent or white students. Many schoolsappear to be ill-equipped to provide community for the students who mayneed it most. Schaps, Battistich, & Solomon, 1997 in Snaps’ Creating a School Community http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar03/vol60/num06/Creating-a-School-Community.aspx
Indexes the various mindsets -
higher numbers indicate greater likelihood of a user experiencing a particular emotion while in a given mode (this research comes from an extensive Yahoo research study, conducted in late 2011, http://advertising.yahoo.com/article/mobile-modes.htmlhttp://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1018/?utm_campaign=lsmag&utm_medium=
Virtual collaboration is the ability
to work productively, drive engagement, anddemonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team. Online streams createdby micro blogging and social networking sites can serve as virtual watercoolers, providing a sense of camaraderie and enabling employees todemonstrate presence. Davies, Fidler, & Gorbis. (2011). http://www.iftf.org/futureworkskills2020
Zoom: Perspective Taking• Scan the
QR Code for your picture.• Study your picture. It contains information to help solve this challenge.• The challenge is for the group to sequence the pictures in the correct order without looking at one anothers pictures.• You are to use only verbal http://youtu.be/tyla9p-pteU communications to describe your picture. http://community-building.weebly.com/zoom-communicating-perspective-qr-code-activity.html
Evidence of Emotions• In your
group, select 5-10 feelings cards and set up visual scenarios that represent each of feelings selected.• Have one person in your group take a photo with a mobile device that has Internet capabilities. http://seltechnology.weebly.com/feelings-poster-with-photos.html
Evidence of EmotionsSend each photo
to Flickr. Put the nameof the emotion in the subject line. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.flickr.com/photos/57763362@N05/ http://seltechnology.weebly.com/feelings-poster-with-photos.html