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 2012

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Teachers' perceptions of skills needed for children's entry into kindergarten, Jessica Blohm Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Leadership of identified gifted compared to high-potential students studying Iowa's natural history, Katie E. Broeg Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Lecture capture technology : does it make a difference on college student achievement?, Debra S. Bruxvoort Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Influence of digital communication on young adult contemporary fiction, Melissa J. Dagel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Case study on the journey of an elementary school labeled as a Persistently Low-Achieving School, Annette Duncan Open Access Dissertation 2012

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Comparing middle school students' learning and attitudes in face-to-face and online mathematics lessons, Clayton M. Edwards Open Access Dissertation 2014 Award

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Effective professional development and social media technologies' potential for enhancement, Jami J. Elliott Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supporting English language learners in today's early childhood classrooms, Katie Furlong Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Multicultural picture books: Windows and mirrors, Dawn M. Goodale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing electronic storybooks and the effects on reading achievement at the elementary level, Chelsey Heidemann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth graders' discussions of graphic novels facilitated by de Bono Thinking Skills, Kimberly Ann Jennings Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Access versus circulation for kindergarten students, Linda Johnson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The inverted classroom : a literature review, Jennie Kies Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Comparing fossil instruction with and without analogy use for gifted middle-school students, Tabatha J. Klopp Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Digital storytelling : building 21st century literacy skills in the secondary classroom, William P. Lammers Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The role of the school principal in technology integration : a literature review, Lance Lennon Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Building 21st century business skills in high school business classrooms using digital games and simulations, Stacy Marcus Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Universal Design for Learning at the University of Northern Iowa, Marty Mark Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective in-service professional development for child care providers, Tina McCullough Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Invented spelling and its value in kindergarten, Michelle J. McDonald Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using Positive Behavior Instructional Support (PBIS) in early childhood, Megan Merkel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Differentiated instruction : learning profiles, assessment, and professional development, Sharon Kay Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects new literacy and digital learning have on our youth, Joshua L. Mitchell Sr. Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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iPads versus laptops: The effects of mobile device interfaces on students' attitudes towards technology and learning, Evans Lugalia Mudanya Open Access Thesis

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Using social technology in professional development: a literature review, Catherine M. Olson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Embedded experiences, critical conversations: Learning about teaching in a professional development school cohort setting, Daphne Schuchart Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Peer coaching in early childhood, Michelle Silvera Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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School library circulation records: What do they reveal about boys' reading preferences?, Chelsea Sims Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of pretend play on cognitive and academic development of kindergarten students, April Marie Thelen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Observation as a formal assessment tool in early childhood classrooms : a professional development module, Kathleen M. Thornton-Lang Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The role of teacher belief systems in technology integration, Joni M. Walvatne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using serious games in an educational setting, Angela Webb Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Infant literacy, Tera Weber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teaching perfectionism through cartoons compared to bibliotherapy for primary grade students, Miranda L. Zousel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2011

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Supporting student learning through scientific inquiry, Allison J. Barness Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Kindergartners can read and understand : emergent reading strategies at work, Kacey Lynn Beyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Homework : Providing quality activities that engage the students and extend the learning from the classroom, Angella M. Blatz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Identifying ways to better support new teachers to improve retention, Dianna L. Briggs Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Disrupting the discussion : the story of disruptive students in the online classroom, Belle Doyle Cowden Open Access Dissertation

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Teaching poetry writing in the primary grades, Staci Cramer-Wilkinson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Readers' workshop in the elementary classroom, Alaina Terese Daters Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Surveying the online classroom : Student reactions to e-learning, Jordan Dierks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of the Dynamics Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment, Lisa Doering Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Misconceptions in middle school life science and strategies teachers can use to change them, Jody L. Fairbanks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supervision in the school library program: Administrator expectations of paraprofessionals and traveling teacher librarians, Dixie Forcht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cylinders and spheres : toddlers engage in problem solving, Rosemary Geiken Open Access Dissertation

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Homework : burden or benefit?, Mandy Glawe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Social discourse of literature circles with a focus on gender, Laurie Hornor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Children with cerebral palsy and early intervention services, GenaLee Horsfield Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Motivating struggling readers, Tawnie Kerska Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student motivation and No Child Left Behind, Tiffany Kleckner Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Curricular integration in the elementary classroom, Jill Leibold Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Engaging emergent writers with anchor lessons, Jamie Meyer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Life of chaos, life of hope: Dystopian literature for young adults, Lisa Newgard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A comparison of face-to-face and online instructional delivery methods in large-group settings in a university undergraduate wellness course, Lea Ann Shaddox Open Access Dissertation 2011

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Our voices: A descriptive account of African American parental involvement in an urban elementary school, Charletta D. Sudduth Open Access Dissertation

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Student motivation : encouraging children to read in school, Kelly White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Are students ready for post-secondary research?, Paula Winward Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The development of musical improvisation in second grade children, Akiko Yoshizawa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2010

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Design practices business organizations employ to deliver virtual classroom training, Rebecca L. Adams Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Welcome to the Iowa Early Learning Standards : a professional development opportunity, Tammy R. Bormann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fifth grade student learning and interest in the American Revolution through reading graphic novels compared to reading biography or other nonfiction books, Kari Bosma Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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First-year college student beliefs about writing embedded in online discourse: An analysis and its implications for literacy learning, Gina Burkart Open Access Dissertation

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Designing a library program to increase the number of fourth grade reading goals, Jodonna Carlson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Essential assessment for quality online learning in higher education, Shu-hsiang Chen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cyber-communication : can virtual server technologies serve as effective media delivery tools for human performance enhancement?, James E. Dorris Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Developing personal learning networks through social media as an effective learning strategy across generational demographics, John A. Engelhart Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-censorship in Iowa elementary libraries, Lacey Fliger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing and developing online instruction for the adult learner : learning theories, motivational models, and e-tivities, Krystal Grady Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Facilitating maximum benefit for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in distance education, Rodd Grady Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Interaction and social learning : keys in distance education, Delmar Hafermann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Service learning : a vehicle to reflective thinking, Janelle Lynn Hawk Open Access Thesis

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Designing effective multi-user learning environments to enhance game-based learning, Brian C. Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cloning in young adult fiction, Jennifer L. Kehoe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sheldon community history traveling trunk project, Jan M. Kinderknecht Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A review of instructional strategies for assisting children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the preschool classroom, Michelle Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Educating a school community implementing a one-to-one laptop learning initiative, Shannon McClintock Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What is really happening when I teach? : A self-study in a secondary English classroom, Margaret Christensen Mnayer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Constructivism and distance education : meeting the needs of adult learners in distance education, Kimberly D. Nicholson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using mobile devices in education, Jennifer N. Nitchals Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of mathematics professional development on elementary teachers' mathematics content knowledge for teaching and implementation of innovative pedagogical practices, Vicki Oleson Open Access Dissertation

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Is the coach ready for the game? A self-study of literacy coaching in a secondary school, Barbara J. Perry Open Access Dissertation

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Struggling learners of mathematics: An investigation of their learning through reform-based instruction, Jennifer Pothast Open Access Dissertation

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Virtual field trips, Jill R. Stannard Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Electronic portfolios : tools for authenic formative assessment, Melissa Yocum Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A mixed-methods research study comparing observations during integrated curriculum lessons with traditional single-subject lessons for primary-age students, Ksenia Sergeevna Zhbanova Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The impact of an international healthcare mission experience on healthcare professional students at the University of Northern Iowa, Evelyn Adom-Boateng Open Access Dissertation

Investigation of the English language curriculum in grade five for the Omani government schools, Khalfan Hamed Alharrasi Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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The effect of learning styles and attitude on preservice elementary teachers' conceptual understanding of chemistry and the nature of matter in a simulation-based learning environment, Mo H. Al-Jaroudi Open Access Dissertation

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Reading instruction at the secondary level, justified or unjustified? : real strategies for content area reading instruction with applications for social studies, Bridgette Pohlman Andersen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of homework on academic achievement of diverse learners, Jed Batterson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Engaging and motivating young readers, Alisha Briggs Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Implementing supplemental course material websites for higher education technology courses, Mark W. Bromwich Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Creating an accessible child development resource for family home child care providers focusing on child-initiated play, Paula Buck Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The portrayal of Asian intercountry adoptees in children's literature, Rachel A. Burrow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The benefits of family literacy, Cassandra Cate Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Graphic practice : a strategy for developing fine motor skills in the early childhood setting, Kathleen A. Eichelberger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective writing strategies for primary grades, Rebecca Gardemann Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Distance education : Is the classroom becoming obsolete?, Randall M. Gilbert Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Networked learning in an educational environment, Garey Gill Open Access Graduate Research Paper