These publications are written by faculty and staff in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, which is dedicated to improving educator effectiveness and connecting educators to make a positive impact on student achievement.

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Submissions from 2012

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Mandatory Online Discussions: The Effect of a Postgraduate Policy on Communication Between Faculty Members and Graduate Learners, Peter Kiriakidis and Kelley Jo Walters

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Shared Stories of Successful Graduates of Juvenile Residential Programs, Barrett Mincey, Nancy Maldonado, and Candace Lacey

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Unconstrained Learning: Principles for the Next Generation of Distance Education, Leslie Moller, Jason B. Huett, and Don Robison

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Knowledge Sharing and Educational Technology Acceptance in Online Academic Communities of Practice, Nicolae Nistor, Beate Baltes, and Monika Schustek

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Communities of Practice in Academia: Testing a Quantitative Model, Nicolae Nistor and Frank Fischer

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Online Help-Seeking in Communities of Practice: Modeling the Acceptance of Conceptual Artifacts, Nicolae Nistor, Silke Schworm, and Matthias Werner

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USC Upstate: A Journey Toward Improving a Learning Disability Teacher Preparation Program to Meet the Diverse Needs of Today’s Classrooms, Holly Pae, Susan D. Whitaker, and Roberta Gentry

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College Student Retention: Formula for Student Success, Alan Seidman

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Creating a Culture of Digital Collaboration in Online Learning, MaryFriend Shepard

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Disaster Planning and Response for Libraries, 3d ed., Miriam B. Kahn. American Library Association, Chicago (2012), Delmus Williams

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Including Children with Autism in Social and Imaginary Play with Typical Peers: Integrated Play Groups Model, Pamela Wolfberg, Kristen Bottema-Beutel, and Mila DeWitt

Submissions from 2011

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Virtual Mentoring in Communities of Practice in an Online University: Technology acceptance, technology use and perceptions of the learning process, Beate Baltes and Nicolae Nistor

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The Impact of a Curriculum Model on the Mathematics and Science Achievement of Economically Disadvantaged Students, Michelle Brown, Dawn Schuenemann, and Don Jones

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Latino/Hispanic Students’ Motivation to Enter the Field of Ecology: Facilitated Through Professional Learning of Teachers in an Elementary School, Tom Cavanagh, Heather C. Miller, Joyce Haines, Monica Gonzales, and Vilma Caban-Vazquez

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Engaging the Online Learner Revisited: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction, Rita-Marie Conrad and Ana J. Donaldson

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Steam Vent or Percolator: Impact of a Teacher Blog on District Information Sharing and Morale, Paula Dawidowicz

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The Person on the Street’s Understanding of Systems Thinking, Paula Dawidowicz

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With Scholarship & Practice in Mind: The Case Study as Research Method, Paula Dawidowicz

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Exploring the Impact of and Perceptions about Interactive, Self-Explaining Environments in Molecular-Level Animations, David A. Falvo, Michael J. Urban, and Jerry P. Suits

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Applying Brain Research to Children’s Musical Experiences, John W. Flohr and Diane C. Persellin

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Applying Brain Research to Classroom Strategies, John W. Flohr and Diane C. Persellin

Relationships Among Music Listening, Temperament, and Cognitive Abilities of Four-Year-Old Children, John W. Flohr, Diane C. Persellin, Daniel .. Miller, and Harry Meeuwsen

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Devising and Investigating Benefits of Interconnected Interventions to Promote Education Majors' Culturally Responsive Teaching, Joan Gipe and Janet C. Richards

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The Experience of Weight Management in Obese Versus Normal Weight Adults, Cheri Ann Hernandez, David A. Hernandez, Chris M. Wellington, and Arthur Kidd

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The Care and Feeding of Part-time Faculty: A Model to Retain Community College Adjuncts, Suzanne G. James and David A. Binder

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A Relationship Among Public School Leadership, Ethics, and Student Achievement, Don Jones and Christopher Hughes

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An Evaluation Study of a College Success Course as a Counseling Intervention, Melissa Reyes Martinez, Michelle Stallone Brown, and Cheryl L. Kelsey

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The Effect of Gender, Ethnicity, and Income on College Students' Use of Communication Technologies, Daniel W. Salter, R. Junco, and D Merson

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Academic Progress in Developmental Math Courses: A Comparative Study of Student Retention, Loretta H. Silverman and Alan Seidman

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Creating Personal Metaphors About Doing Qualitative Analysis, Marydee A. Spillett

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When You Are in Town, You Are Hear, Thomas R. Vozzella

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Curriculum for Diverse Learners, Kelley Jo Walters

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Constructivisim: a Critical Piece of Effective Classroom Management, Kelley Jo Walters and J Treadwell

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A Focus Group-based Comparative Analysis of Eating Patterns of Individuals with Obese Versus Normal BMI and with and without Type 2 Diabetes, Chris M. Wellington, Cheri Ann Hernandez, and David A. Hernandez

Submissions from 2010

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Language Learning Strategies and Foreign Language Acquisition, Lorraine Cleeton and Lois A. Grollitsch

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What Metasynthesis Does and Doesn’t Reveal About Critical Thinking Instruction in Secondary Schools, Paula Dawidowicz

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The Relationship Between Instructional Delivery and Academic Motivation of Included Elementary Students With Special Needs, Don Jones and Daniele Kass

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The Effects of Modern Mathematics Computer Games on Mathematics Achievement and Class Motivation, Mansureh Kebritchi, Haiyan Bai, and Atsusi 2c Hirumi

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Families and Home Computer Use: Exploring Parent Perceptions of the Importance of Current Technology, Robert W. Ortiz, Tim Green, and HeeJeong Lim

Submissions from 2009

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Retaining Quality Faculty in Online Setting Through Dedicated Support Services, Heather Miller, Laurel Walsh, Amber Cook, and Michelle Hajder

Submissions from 1998

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Distance Learning: Barriers and Strategies for Students and Faculty, Gwen Hillesheim