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2006

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Computer Mediated Communication In Textiles, Sara Marcketti Jul 2006

Computer Mediated Communication In Textiles, Sara Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

This study explored some aspects of computer mediated communication (CMC) in a web-based textile science class offered at the university level. Results suggest the CMC elements of popular press, online readings with a posted discussion board aided student acquisition, articulation, and application of course material. Students were pleased with the readability of the popular press readings.


The Experiences Of African Graduate Students In A College Of Human Sciences, Sara Marcketti, Mary W. Mhango, Mary B. Gregoire Apr 2006

The Experiences Of African Graduate Students In A College Of Human Sciences, Sara Marcketti, Mary W. Mhango, Mary B. Gregoire

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

International students are an integral part of graduate education. This research examined the experiences of African graduate students in a College of Human Sciences in the Midwestern region of the United States. Given the research that states international students face specific challenges when studying in the United States, this study sought to examine the experiences of African graduate students receiving advanced degrees. This research used a qualitative research design. Students cited opportunities to grow academically and professionally as primary reasons for study in the United States. Challenges included difficulties balancing responsibilities and lack of culturally familiar resources. Results from this ...