Graduate Student Research

Graduate Student Research

 

A collection of Graduate Student Research by students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction including electronic theses and dissertations, graduate research papers, and presentations given at the Annual Graduate Student Symposium.

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Submissions from 2018

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Shift into ctrl: Integrating digital citizenship into high school freshman transition curriculum, Ellen Fairfield Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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How the clinical settings of radiography programs affect learning perceptions, Peggy Fortsch Open Access Dissertation

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Blended learning and second language acquisition in the classroom, Victoria R. Hamilton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Transforming Professional Learning Using Self-Study in an EFL Context, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Oral Presentation 2018 Award

Personal Experiences of Students at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and (Dis)ability, Shehreen Iqtadar Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2018 Award

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Blended learning in credit recovery, Robin Kuhn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring the Effects of Web-Based Parenting Support on Access to Information and Resources for Rural Families, Anne Plagge Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teachers' pedagogical practices, shift, and professional growth in online courses, Maryam Rod Szabo Open Access Dissertation

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Piecemeal Change in Higher Education: An Example of Curriculum Re-conceptualization, Dessy Stoycheva Open Access Poster Presentation

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The effects of a station-rotation model of blended learning on student engagement, Melinda Tremmel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Events from 2017

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Second-Graders Beautify for Butterflies, Andrea Anderson Open Access Poster Presentation

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Fluency and instruction in the elementary grades, Stacey Bakken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Ultrasound simulators: determining the simulator's role in diagnostic medical sonography programs, Lisa Bindert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of peer coaching on peer relationships and the distribution of knowledge in pre-service teachers, Kelsey J. Bowers Open Access Thesis

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Going 1:1 across the district, Kim Carlson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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TPACK learning activity types for secondary computer science courses, Rebecca Carton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring Technology through the Integration of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Issues of Social Justice, Courtney Clausen Open Access Poster Presentation 2017 Award

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Living and teaching for social justice: teacher educators' stories and experiences, Courtney Kay Clausen Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Students' perceptions of the impacts of dual enrollment programs on later college experiences, Caralee K. Doak Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Using Google tools to enhance secondary writing instruction, Sarah Ebener Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The power of professional learning communities, Amanda Eller Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of blended learning on K-12th grade students, Laura Hesse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Making Inventions Using SCAMPER and Animal Adaptation Ideas with Elementary Students, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Poster Presentation

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Impact of family engagement on child outcomes in preschool, Kathryn S. Ingham Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using technology to enhance and enrich music instruction, Megan L. Kannenberg Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Dungeons and Dragons and literacy: The role tabletop role-playing games can play in developing teenagers' literacy skills and reading interests, Stefanie L. B. Kaylor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians and technology leadership, Jennifer Kizer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital tools to support writing in the ELL classroom, Katrina Lint Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Play-based early childhood classrooms and the effect on pre-kindergarten social and academic achievement, Amy McGinn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Literature Review: Pre-service Teachers’ Self-efficacy to Deal with Student with Special Needs, pujaningsih pujaningsih Open Access Poster Presentation

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The impact of content knowledge, specialized content knowledge, peer analysis and self-analysis on pre-service physical education teachers' error detection abilities, Debra S. Sazama Open Access Dissertation

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Vocabulary development with instructional coaching support, Jessica L. Swaab Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Outcomes, perceptions, and experiences in one CPED-aligned educational doctorate (EdD) program, Jolene Kay Farley Teske Open Access Dissertation

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Infant and toddler care, Maggie Trecker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology and young children, Jamie Vircks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Recreational reading in secondary schools through book clubs, Briana White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2016

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The effects of digital storytelling on student motivation and student engagement, Robyn Bredvick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring effective classroom management techniques in a 1:1 classroom setting, Kenton Engels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Make it so: Employing a multi-player starship bridge simulator in a military-based leadership course, Robert Green Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades, Mary Heeringa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Syntactic structures in dialogue: The role of influence, Brenda Ellen Hite Open Access Thesis

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Self-management of cognitive load in children: Exploring effective strategies by manipulating informational text, Marcus J. Hora Open Access Thesis

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Belief and practice: A self-study, Jamie Marie Nelson Open Access Thesis

Pre-Service and Practicing Teacher Science Inquiry Projects: An Analysis of their Understanding of the Scientific Inquiry Process, Benjamin Olsen Oral Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2016 Award

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Preservice and practicing teacher science inquiry projects: An analysis of their understanding of the inquiry process, Benjamin D. Olsen Open Access Dissertation

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The need for a teacher librarian to take a leadership role in the implementation of supplemental reading program initiatives to achieve desired student outcomes, Mindy M. Reimer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Perceptions and effects concerning the Reading for Meaning strategy among sixth and eighth grade readers at-risk, Patrice Winkel Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2015

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The 21st century school teacher librarian: Trends in the Iowa school library survey data over the last decade, Emily Baltes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Partnership: UNI tutors and families, Melissa Blohm Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Implementation of the environmental issues instruction model by elementary teachers, Barbara Ann Ehlers Open Access Dissertation

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An annotated bibliography of materials recommended for middle school classrooms regarding the multiple perspectives on the causes of the American Civil War, Emma Folland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Coaching for independence, self-regulation, and transfer: A qualitative journey of an elementary literacy coach's practice, Staci Kim Friest Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Do teacher judgment accuracy and teacher feedback predict student achievement in elementary and middle-school science?, Mason Albert Kuhn Open Access Dissertation 2017 Award

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Clinical field experiences: elementary classroom teachers' perceptions of the benefits and barriers of mentoring pre-service teachers in an elementary classroom, Amy Kathleen Lockhart Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The ongoing faculty development system: A case study exploring content methods teacher education faculty technological, pedagogical, content knowledge development, Daniel James Mourlam Open Access Dissertation

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Pedagogical reasoning of pre-service teachers: Juggling priorities and managing resources, Jennifer Lynn Rasmussen Open Access Dissertation

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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The effectiveness of flipped classroom learning in higher education : a literature review from 2009 to 2014, Samir Taha Amin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influencing incoming fourth graders' reading habits through a summer literature circle: A case study, Brandy E. Bingman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Affordances of flipped learning and its effects on student engagement and achievement, Jarod Bormann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of on-line math games and e-books use on elementary student achievement, Mel Carnahan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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To complete or not complete : Student persistence in post-secondary education online courses, Amy Christian Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Digital storytelling : the impact on student engagement, motivation and academic learning, Mindy Foelske Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of the effects of computer-based reading programs on middle school students, Ann Hansen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Integrating iPads into the elementary physical education curriculum, Tyler M. Hellmann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The collaborative relationship between teacher librarians and public librarians, Jennifer J. Keltner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of interactive videoconferencing on elementary literacy : collaborative learning environment, Heather A. Klenke Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of Web 2.0 pedagogy on student engagement, collaboration, and achievement, Kelsey Lage Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of blogging on K-12 student learning: engagement, self-expression, and higher-order thinking, Brian McGurk Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Determining the benefits and designing an externship program for medical office students at Marshalltown Community College, Kristin Murphy Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of game-based learning on middle school students' academic achievement, Marija-Lisa Musselman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Resource to support teaching local history in Baxter, Iowa, Greg Pickett Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of digital organization on retention in college algebra, Mary Benac Staniger Open Access Dissertation

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Effective implementation of 1:1 computing : benefits and teacher readiness, Kirstin Thompson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Video modeling : play skills for students with autism spectrum disorder via peers, Ashley Ulin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effectiveness of blended learning on student engagement, Tyler Youngers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2013

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Reader's workshop: A new approach to integrating literacy, Ashlea M. Ahrenholtz Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Improving multiplication fact recall; Interventions that lead to proficiency with mathematical facts, Brandon J. Bauer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-study of my secondary reading workshop teaching practice: Struggling learners, literate identities and school absenteeism, Kayla Lynn Becker Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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What are the effects of integrating technology into student literacy?, Lauren A. Bitetto Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teacher perceptions of graphic novels, Katherine Block Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary instruction : becoming word conscious to support reading comprehension, Amy Evelyn Bries Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using TPACK to promote effective language teaching in an ESL/EFL classroom, Wilson M. R. Bugueño Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using readers theaters to help students develop reading fluency, Adrianna D. Cavanaugh Open Access Graduate Research Paper