Ellen Taricani

Ellen Taricani
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · Department of Communication Arts and Sciences

PhD

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Publications (13)
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This essay discusses the acceleration and integration of everything (AIE), i.e. of all forms of electronic devices into a distributed communications grid that will, inexorably, ubiquitously change the way we exist towards a convergent singularity of robotics, informatics, genetics and nanotechnology. The changes may be more than the collective or i...
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This exploratory quasi-experimental investigation describes the influence of text signals on team visual map artifacts. In two course sections, four-member teams were given one of two print-based text passage versions on the course-related topic “Social influence in groups” downloaded from Wikipedia; this text had two paragraphs, each with a promin...
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This paper discusses the benefits of blogging and the usefulness of it as a tool for learning and promoting reflection in the classroom. It is important for a blog to be flexible in the use and connectivity to others. Reflection of thought should be a constant aspect in a blog so that others can react or just contemplate new thoughts. In this paper...
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This experimental investigation considered the effects of interdependent and independent group collaboration on the quality and extent of post-lesson knowledge (elicited as concept maps). Participants were undergraduate students (N = 37) randomly assigned by group (triads and tetrads) to condition. The interdependent participants’ Postmaps were rel...
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This descriptive study considers the consequence of increasing the number of terms used when scoring open-ended concept maps. Participants (n=24) read an instructional text and drew concept maps of the content, then completed a multiple-choice posttest that measured vocabulary and comprehension. The distances between terms in each participant's con...
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Writing through a blog is a way of extending ourselves in a virtual world. Our identity is formed and molded as we unveil our thoughts and have others offer comments and feedback. The online environment has a direct impact in creating active social interactions to assist in defining our identity. Most blogs are a personal journal type of entry that...
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In this descriptive investigation, we seek to confirm and extend a technique for automatically scoring concept maps. Sixty unscored concept maps from a published dissertation were scored using a computer-based technique adapted from Schvaneveldt (1990) and colleague's Pathfinder network approach. The scores were based on link lines drawn between te...
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Typescript. Thesis (MA in Communication)--Fairfield University. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 105-108).

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