Abstract: In this study, we aimed to develop an instrument that could be used to measure students’ achievement in modern physics at high school level in a valid and reliable manner. The study was carried out in fall 2013–2014 with a total of 304 students. In this study, expert opinions were obtained to determine the test’s content validity. The reliability of the test was obtained via Cronbach’s alpha, which produced reliability coefficients that fell within acceptable limits. Item analysis were conducted to eliminate improper items. Based on these findings, it could be concluded that the test is an instrument that produces valid and reliable measures, and that can be used to determine students’ achievement in modern physics.
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Monitoring Mouse Behavior in e-learning Activities to Diagnose Students’ Acceptance Items of Perceived Usefulness and Ease of Use
Abstract: This study investigates students’ mouse behavior during their interaction with a web-based experiential learning environment for Computer Science courses. The research focuses on the detection of correlations between the monitored mouse metrics and students’ technology acceptance items of perceived usefulness and ease of use. Findings reveal several significant correlations; in particular, metrics of mouse clicks and hovers can be associated with students’ perceived ease use and perceived usefulness. The findings of this work show an interesting research direction towards the analysis of learners’ mouse behavior during their interaction with interactive and web-based tutoring systems.
Abstract: The primary purpose of this study is to examine and understand how teachers of charter schools perceive their respective schools’ cultures. The research is based upon data gathered from teachers (n=372) in schools (n=18) within a Charter School System (CSS) in the southern United States. We used descriptive statistics, t-test and one-way ANOVA as our statistical tools. The findings revealed that teachers at the Charter Schools have a positive perception of the school culture within their respective schools. Teachers particularly favored professional development opportunities and collegial support in their respected schools. School size, grade span, and years of operation did not make significant differences in CSS’s school culture except collegial support. Collegial support scores for the K-12 school was significantly higher than the 9-12 schools.