Doug Gray Acknowledges that ABA is Effective (in Response to Senator Saslaw)

2/16/2010: Virginia Senate Labor and Commerce Committee Testimony Doug Gray, Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Health Plans (Lobbyist for Insurance industry) Senator Dick Saslaw, Senate Majority Leader, Chairman, Senate Labor and Commerce Committee,

Visual Interface Design for Windows: Effective User Interfaces for Windows 95, Windows NT, and Windows 3.1

Visual Interface Design for Windows: Effective User Interfaces for Windows 95, Windows NT, and Windows 3.1

Formerly the Director of Visual Interface Design at Microsoft, Howlett headed the team that designed Windows 3.1, 95 and NT. In this definitive resource she presents the graphic design principles and hands-on software development techniques essential to create visually functional and attractive Windows applications. Features a stunning four-color design with hundreds of illustrations.Windows 95 seems destined to dominate the marketplace of personal computer operating systems for awhile, so Win95 interface designers have, to my mind, a moral obligation to provide the most pleasing possible aesthetic experience for their huge audiences.

This is a jewel of a book for interface design tailored to Win95. It points out how to take advantage of the great features of the interface tools — and how to avoid the siren’s call of gratuitous graphics. Its topics range broadly from clear coverage of design aesthetics, human factors, and the psychology of visual perception to issues specific to Win95. The world of desktop computing would be a better place if just one chapter — “Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them” — was required reading for all Win95 developers. Highly Recommended.

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Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College

The second edition of Effective Grading—the book that has become a classic in the field—provides a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depth examination of the link between teaching and grading. Authors Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson explain that grades are not isolated artifacts but part of a process that, when integrated with course objectives, provides rich information about student learning, as well as being a tool for learning itself. The authors show how the grading process can be used for broader assessment objectives, such as curriculum and institutional assessment.

This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material including:

  • Expanded integration of the use of technology and online teaching
  • A sample syllabus with goals, outcomes, and criteria for student work

  • New developments in assessment for grant-funded projects

  • Additional information on grading group work, portfolios, and service-learning experiences

  • New strategies for aligning tests and assignments with learning goals

  • Current thought on assessment in departments and general education, using classroom work for program assessments, and using assessment data systematically to “close the loop”

  • Material on using the best of classroom assessment to foster institutional assessment

  • New case examples from colleges and universities, including community colleges

“When the first edition of Effective Grading came out, it quickly became the go-to book on evaluating student learning. This second edition, especially with its extension into evaluating the learning goals of departments and general education programs, will make it even more valuable for everyone working to improve teaching and learning in higher education.”
L. Dee Fink, author, Creating Significant Learning Experiences

“Informed by encounters with hundreds of faculty in their workshops, these two accomplished teachers, assessors, and faculty developers have created another essential text. Current faculty, as well as graduate students who aspire to teach in college, will carry this edition in a briefcase for quick reference to scores of examples of classroom teaching and assessment techniques and ways to use students’ classroom work in demonstrating departmental and institutional effectiveness.”
Trudy W. Banta, author, Designing Effective Assessment

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Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment

Effective Grading is written for the faculty member who believes the grading process is a valuable measure of student learning. This hands-on guide for evaluating student work offers an in-depth examination of the linkage between teaching and grading. It uses grades not as isolated artifacts, but as part of a process that, when integrated with course objectives, provides rich information about student learning. The authors reveal how the grading process can also be used for broader assessment objectives, such as curriculum and institutional assessment. As practical as it is informative, Effective Grading contains a wealth of special materials, including AAHE’s Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning, types of assignments and tests, and a plan for a faculty workshop on grading and assessment. In addition, the book provides background to the principles of the grading process as well as a wealth of illustrative examples, offering faculty both a sound basis in assessment theory and the practical tools they need to put it to work.

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Virginia Tech University Hokies Logo Pendant Medal with 18″ Omega Chain in Gift Box

Charmed I’m sure uses only Swarovski crystal in our fashion jewelry. Every piece of our jewelry is cast of pewter, a light wearable base metal, with components made of brass for strength. Each item is electro-flashed with Rhodium. All paint is lead free as of July 2007. All metals are lead and nickel compliant.

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Effective UI: The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software

Effective UI: The Art of Building Great User Experience in Software

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People expect effortless, engaging interaction with desktop and web applications, but producing software that generates enjoyable user experiences is much harder than many companies anticipate. With Effective UI, you’ll learn proven user-experience strategies that will satisfy your clients and customers, drive business value, and increase brand strength.

This book shows you how to capture the collaborative and cooperative spirit among designers, engineers, and management required for building engaging software. You’ll also learn valuable methods for maintaining focus throughout the process — whether you’re a product manager who needs a clear roadmap, a developer or designer looking for guidance and advocacy, or a businessperson who wants to understand and manage user-experience software initiatives.

Learn how to build software that will:

  • Generate engaging and interactive experiences between consumers and businesses, or between businesspeople and their information systems
  • Account for how people work with, think about, and consume information
  • Establish a richer means of collaboration and communication
  • Reduce frustration by streamlining complex tasks and creating processes that are more intuitive
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Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College

  • ISBN13: 9780470502150
  • Condition: New
  • Notes: BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, Over one million books sold! 98% Positive feedback. Compare our books, prices and service to the competition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

The second edition of Effective Grading—the book that has become a classic in the field—provides a proven hands-on guide for evaluating student work and offers an in-depth examination of the link between teaching and grading. Authors Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson explain that grades are not isolated artifacts but part of a process that, when integrated with course objectives, provides rich information about student learning, as well as being a tool for learning itself. The authors show how the grading process can be used for broader assessment objectives, such as curriculum and institutional assessment.

This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes a wealth of new material including:

  • Expanded integration of the use of technology and online teaching
  • A sample syllabus with goals, outcomes, and criteria for student work

  • New developments in assessment for grant-funded projects

  • Additional information on grading group work, portfolios, and service-learning experiences

  • New strategies for aligning tests and assignments with learning goals

  • Current thought on assessment in departments and general education, using classroom work for program assessments, and using assessment data systematically to “close the loop”

  • Material on using the best of classroom assessment to foster institutional assessment

  • New case examples from colleges and universities, including community colleges

“When the first edition of Effective Grading came out, it quickly became the go-to book on evaluating student learning. This second edition, especially with its extension into evaluating the learning goals of departments and general education programs, will make it even more valuable for everyone working to improve teaching and learning in higher education.”
L. Dee Fink, author, Creating Significant Learning Experiences

“Informed by encounters with hundreds of faculty in their workshops, these two accomplished teachers, assessors, and faculty developers have created another essential text. Current faculty, as well as graduate students who aspire to teach in college, will carry this edition in a briefcase for quick reference to scores of examples of classroom teaching and assessment techniques and ways to use students’ classroom work in demonstrating departmental and institutional effectiveness.”
Trudy W. Banta, author, Designing Effective Assessment

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