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Virtual Academic Community: Online Education Instructors’ Social Presence in Association with Freshman Composition Students’ Critical Thinking and Argumentation 

Paquette, Paige Fuller (2009-07-31)
There is much literature addressing challenges face-to-face freshman composition instructors encounter in developing college courses that foster critical thinking skills crucial to developing written argument. Composition ...

Virtual Environments for Education: An Empirical Study of Implementing Education into 3D Video Games and Applications 

Swanier, Cheryl (2015-12-10)
We live in a digital age and technology is constantly changing, therefore the way people learn and perceive information is starting to change. Hence, virtual learning environments may be a new and innovative way to stimulate ...

A Virtual Reality Framework to support Rheumatoid Arthritis Education: The Impact of Different Immersion Levels on the Empathy and Engagement of College Students 

Richardson, Alexicia (2023-04-19)  ETD File Embargoed
The use of Virtual reality (VR) has increased within the medical field. Its uses include assisting physicians and patients through medical education, medical training, patient rehabilitation, surgery simulations, and many ...

Virtual Reality in Higher Education: A Case Study at the Air University's Squadron Officer College 

Millican, Tony (2017-04-25)
For decades, constructivist educational theorists such as Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Papert, and Bruner have advocated that for deep learning to occur, learners should have some type of experience related to the subject ...

Virtual Technology in Radiologic Technology Classrooms: The Educational Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Ward, Taylor (2021-07-20)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators were forced to convert their courses to a virtual format with very short notice. Radiologic technology educators have the responsibility to prepare the future generation of ...

Viscoelastic Modeling of Microelectronic Packaging Polymers Including Moisture Effects 

Chhanda, Nusrat (2015-05-05)
Reliable, consistent, and comprehensive material property data are needed for microelectronics encapsulants for the purpose of mechanical design, reliability assessment, and process optimization of electronic packages. ...

Visible Yet Unseen: An Exploration of the Moderation Effects of Religiosity on the Relationship Between Discrimination and Psychological Distress among Muslim Women 

Ridha, Betool (2022-05-19)
The purpose of this study was to gain understanding into the experiences of gendered discrimination among Muslim women by examining the relationship between religious discrimination and psychological distress. Specifically, ...

Vision-Enhanced Localization for Cooperative Robotics 

Boga, Sreekanth (2009-12-11)
Simultaneous Localization And Mapping - SLAM, is an extremely challenging open problem. SLAM involves a mobile robot building a spatial map of its environment and finding the ego-position in the partially built map. The ...

Visual and Vocal Expression in Traditional Choirs: An Explanatory-Sequential, Mixed-Methods Design 

Loftin, Christopher (2023-04-27)
The purpose of this study was to examine choir director perceptions of vocal and visual expression, determine what constitutes visual and vocal expression, and more concretely define what vocal and visual expression are ...

Visual attention: Delayed disengagement of phobic-related stimuli presented in a flicker task 

Wheeler, Scott (2010-04-15)
The flicker task, a change detection paradigm, has been used to present phobic-related stimuli to snake-tolerant and snake-fearful participants. The current experiment arranged a stimulus set into three blocks of image-pairs ...

Visual Miscuing of Thrips to Reduce the Incidence of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Tomatoes 

Croxton, Scott (2008-05-15)
Greenhouse studies were conducted evaluating selected tempera paints to determine effects on yield and plant growth of tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum). Tempera paints (ColArt Americas Inc, Piscataway, NJ) evaluated were: ...

Visual signal detection as a measure for sustained attention and short-term remembering in mice exposed to methylmercury during adolescence 

Kendricks, Dalisa (2020-04-14)
Developmental methylmercury (MeHg) exposure is known to alter dopamine-mediated behavior associated with the prefrontal cortex. Exposure may be associated with symptoms of ADHD, such as inattention and impaired memory, ...

Visual, Acoustic, and Volatile Cues to Improve Performance of Trapping Ambrosia Beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) 

Gorzlancyk, Austin (2013-11-11)
Three widely distributed species of ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), Xylosandrus germanus Blandford, Xylosandrus crassiusculus Motschulsky, and Cnestus mutilatus Blandford are introduced pests that ...

Visualization of Chlorella Algal Cells at Bubble Surfaces 

Tuin, Stephen (2008-05-15)
This thesis examines flotation as a method for harvesting the green algae chlorella for its use as a feedstock for biofuel. Lipids extracted from algae can be converted to biodiesel for use as an alternative renewable ...

Visualization Studies of Evaporation and Combustion of Alternative Liquid Fuels and Aviation Liquid Droplets in Controllable Environments 

Venkatasubramanian, Vignesh (2018-04-24)
This dissertation describes visualization studies of alternative fuel and aviation liquid droplet behavior in controlled environments. Three experimental setups using free-falling and suspended droplet techniques were ...

Vital Grace: Bodies and Belief in American Fiction 

Bowman, Taylor Douglas (2019-04-29)
This dissertation challenges a persistent association of religious thought with an emphasis on transcendence that denies the importance of bodies. The authors whose work I explore—Flannery O’Connor, John Updike, Andre ...

VO2 on-kinetics in isolated canine muscle in situ during slowed convective O2 delivery 

Goodwin, Matthew (2008-12-15)
A substantial body of evidence now suggests that while increasing O2 delivery to a working muscle during submaximal contractions onset may not speed VO2 on-kinetics, slowing the rate of O2 delivery may slow the VO2 on-kinetics ...

Vocabulary Development of Preschool Children and Its Relation to Childcare Quality 

Bell, Gracie (2006-05-15)
In the past decade, there has been an increase of the numbers of children in childcare centers and in preschools. Because of this increase, there has been a renewed interest in the effects of childcare centers and preschool ...

Vocational Evaluation and Employment Outcomes 

Willis, Joel (2012-07-31)
Despite its apparent important function in the vocational rehabilitation process, results from outcome studies continue to raise questions as to the validity of the claims that vocational evaluation improves employment ...

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors’ Knowledge and Practices of Reasonable Accommodations to Increase Employment of Persons with Disabilities 

Sisson, Graham Jr. (2016-12-12)
Americans with disabilities face unemployment rates that are unacceptably high (Krooks, 2011). This high unemployment rate is caused, in part, by employment discrimination against persons with disabilities (EEOC, 2007). ...