An Introduction to Learning Management Systems

These two videos were created as a final project for two educational psychology courses. The first video is primarily a Powerpoint presentation that summarizes a lesson plan for a workshop titled, “An Introductory Workshop to Integrate an LMS into a Web-Enhanced, or Blended, Course.” The second video is a screencast recording demonstrating the WebCT/Blackboard platform …

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Quantitative Research Prospectus

Racial Color-Blindness and Context-Blindness (Quantitative Research Prospectus) Following is a research proposal submitted as a course requirement for EDPY 505, Conducting Quantitative Educational Research, Fall 2010. With the election of President Barack Obama, the phrase “post-racial” became a widely-used and often-debated adjective within the American mass media landscape. Among segments on both sides of the …

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Muraling Myths

Muraling Myths: A Qualitative Research Prospectus Fall 2010 Abstract In this study prospectus, I pose the question, “What do University of New Mexico students, faculty, and staff think about the Kenneth Adams murals in the west wing of the Zimmerman Library?” This question presupposes that the university community does think something about the murals. Commissioned …

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Methodological Review

A Methodological Review of Muslim American Youth: Understanding Hyphenated Identities through Multiple Methods by Selcuk R. Sirin and Michelle Fine In Muslim American Youth: Understanding Hyphenated Identities through Multiple Methods (2008), Selcuk R. Sirin and Michelle Fine document two years of research on what it means to come of age as a Muslim living in …

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WWbhD?

What Would bell hooks Do? (Regarding the Kenneth Adams murals in the Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico) June 2010 Per the objectives for this course, I have gained a greater understanding of how educational institutions reproduce social inequalities. I have also studied, and understood to some degree, the severe criticisms levied against these institutions …

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Changing Thinking

Changing Thinking (Reaction to Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society) After reading the first chapter of Ivan Illich’s Deschooling Society, I felt something like a cheerleader rooting for the home team. With no significant exceptions, I agreed with his characterizations about problematic schools created by and perpetuated within by a problematic society (thinking about the U.S. specifically). …

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