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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Voice of the Learner: The Lived Experience of Successful Online Students, Cori Dunagan
Department: Communications Media

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Presidential Debates Through the Posterity Lens: A Content Analysis of Policy Frames in U.S. Presidential Debates From 1960-2012, Beatrice N. Epwene
Department: Communications Media

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Swipe Left or Right but What Happens for the Rest of the Night? A Qualitative Approach to Understanding the Life Cycle of Tinder Relationships, Rhiannon Kallis
Department: Communications Media

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Audience Reactions to Computer-Generated Imagery in Video, Bradley M. Rohlf
Department: Communications Media

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An Investigation Into the Use of HERO I ®, a Videogame for Interpersonal Communications in Enhancing Intercultural Competency, Ahmed K. Yousof
Department: Communications Media

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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From Eric to Tarzan: An Ethical Analysis of Lead Male Characters in Disney Animation Films Produced During the Company’s Renaissance Era, Nicholas Artman
Department: Communications Media

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Movie Effects on Social Dominance Orientation of Undergraduate Students, Brian C. Johnson
Department: Communications Media

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The Usage of Smartphone Technologies by American Expatriate Teachers as a Communication and Cultural Assimilation Tool, Erik M. Kormos
Department: Communications Media

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The Effects of Syllabus Design on Course Information Retention by At-risk First Semester College Students, Evelyn Anne Mocek
Department: Communications Media

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Valuing Non-Degree, Online Training: An Examination of Hiring Managers’ Perceptions of MOOCs, Joseph A. Rosendale
Department: Communications Media

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An Examination Into University-Based Image Repair via Social Media as Demonstrated by Penn State University's Effort During the Jerry Sandusky Scandal, Carrie L. Scanlon
Department: Communications Media

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Understanding How Texting and Driving Video Public Service Announcements Change College Students' Attitudes and Impact Information Retention Using the Health Belief Model, Rona Smeak
Department: Communications Media

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Source of Controversy: Newspaper Reporters' Sourcing Practices in Coverage of Natural Gas Drilling, Brandon J. Szuminsky
Department: Communications Media

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The Phenomenological Exploration of User-Design Among Junior Undergraduate Students Majoring in Computer Science in a Medium Sized Liberal Arts University When Developing a Game Prototype, David Tucker
Department: Communications Media

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Effects of Audio and Video Encoding on Information Acquisition Among Undergraduates, Todd A. Campbell
Department: Communications Media

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An Examination of the Effects of Multiple Learning Environments on Problem Solving in Graduate Instructional Design Students, Robyn A. Defelice
Department: Communications Media

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The Effect of the Use of the Simulation Leadership Training Software VLeader on the Leadership Aptitude Scores of Undergraduate College Students in the Communications Media Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jennifer L. Forrest
Department: Communications Media

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Information Retention of Audio Based Public Service Announcements: The Impact of Messages Created Using Different Production Methods, Lacey A. Fulton
Department: Communications Media

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Analysis of Factors That Influence Use of Learning Management Systems by Pennsylvania Rural School Districts, Derek S. Jones
Department: Communications Media

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The Phenomenological Exploration of Constructionism Among Female Undergraduate Communications Media Students When Designing a 2D Game Interface, Christopher W. Juengel
Department: Communications Media

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Intercultural Implications in Website Design: An Examination of Cross-Cultural Aesthetics and Organization Online, David Paschke Keppel
Department: Communications Media

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Political Engagement and the Shifting Paradigm from Traditional to Social Media, Susan Jane McManimon
Department: Communications Media

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News Crawls and Audience Retention: A Test of Information Overload in Local Television News Programming, Brittany L. Pavolik
Department: Communications Media

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The Effects of Audio and Gender Within a 3D Gaming Environment on the Achievement of Different Educational Objectives, Ryan L. Sittler
Department: Communications Media

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Technology's Impact on the Learning Experience of At-Risk Digital Natives, Malaika M. Turner
Department: Communications Media

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The Utilization of Technology-Mediated Evaluation Tools to Analyze Learning Efficiency Through Cognitive Load and Performance, Laura E. Wilson
Department: Communications Media

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The Effect of Delayed Feedback and Visual Hints Within a Gaming Environment to Facilitate Achievement of Different Learning Objectives, Eric Zeglen
Department: Communications Media

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Use of the Smartphones as a Resource for News Among Saudi Arabian Students in the United States, Ali Dhumayan Alanazi
Department: Communications Media

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Analyzing Discourse of Renewal in Post-Crisis Organizational Resiliency Among Nonprofit Organizations, Karen Kay Barone
Department: Communications Media

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A Comparison of Health Care Recruiters' Attitudes Toward RN-to-BSN Degrees Based on Instructional Delivery Method and College For-Profit/Nonprofit Status, James W. Kinneer
Department: Communications Media

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An Empirical Study of Media Effects: A Comparison of Real-Life and Fictional Video Violence in Cyberspace, Matthew S. Kohler
Department: Communications Media

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Five Filthy Words: Offensive Language and Primetime Television Programming, Britta JoRae McCreary
Department: Communications Media

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Facilitating Media Literacy Through CNN.com Comments: The Construction of Knowledge via Non-Academic Computer-Mediated Discussion, Jason Thomas Mickel
Department: Communications Media

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The Effects of Narration and Mnemonics Within a Gaming Environment for the Achievement of Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge on Undergraduate Business Students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Rajendra Kumar Murthy
Department: Communications Media

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The Implications of Virtual World Technology for K-12 Students in a Foreign Language Course of Study, David L. Parrott
Department: Communications Media

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Faculty Perceptions of Selected Strategies Used by Provosts in Planning and Implementing Distance Education Initiatives, David Bruce Porter
Department: Communications Media

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Movie Genre Effects on Destination Image, Place Familiarity, and Visitation Interest Among Undergraduate Students: A Film Tourism Study, Catherine A. Rudowsky
Department: Communications Media

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Manufacturing Culture: A Comparative Spatial Analysis of the Film Industry in Three Rust Belt Cities, R. James Wertz
Department: Communications Media

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Impact of Learning Theory Methods on Undergraduate Retention and Application of Software in a Studio Setting, Julie L. Gomboc-Turyan
Department: Communications Media

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The Diffusion of Facebook in Rural, Southwestern Pennsylvania Baby Boomers, Laurie A. Grosik
Department: Communications Media

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Assessing the Contextual Effect of Autobiographical and Media Memory, Dana C. Hackley
Department: Communications Media

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A Phenomenological Exploration of Suburban Public Southwestern Pennsylvania High School Teachers and Digitally Plagiarized Content Received from Their Students, Cheryl Ann Kohler
Department: Communications Media

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The Adoption of Instructional Technology by Chinese Women Faculty in Higher Education, Yixin Lu
Department: Communications Media

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Management Practices of Student-Run Broadcast Radio Stations: A National Review of Contemporary College Radio, Ronald K. Raymond
Department: Communications Media

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Examining the Impact of Selected New Media on Spousal Relationships in the Military, Margaret C. Stewart
Department: Communications Media

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Effects of Learning in an Online Virtual Environment on K-12 Students, Christopher D. Carnahan
Department: Communications Media

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The Effects of Distance Education and Student Involvement on Incidental Learning, George D. Konetes
Department: Communications Media

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The Use of Media in the Acquisition of English as a Second Language, Sarah Elizabeth Tourtellotte
Department: Communications Media

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Twenty First Century Cyberbullying Defined: An Analysis of Intent, Repetition, and Emotional Response, Carol Marie Walker
Department: Communications Media

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Effectiveness of Marwell and Schmitt's Compliance-Gaining Strategies with Online Political Communication, Mark T. King
Department: Communications Media

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The 21st Century Addiction: User Generated Content Dependency and Media Aesthetic Expectations as Experienced Through YouTube, Matthew T. McKeague
Department: Communications Media

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Identification of the Institutional Factors Within State Systems of Higher Education in the Middle Eastern States Region for the Adoption of Webinars, Karl F. Roeper
Department: Communications Media

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The relationship of Pre-service Education Majors' Multiple Intelligence Learning Styles to their Level of Digital Literacy, Chad D. Sherman
Department: Communications Media

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The Impact of Cultural Dimensions and the Coherence Principle of Multimedia Instruction on the Achievement of Educational Objectives within an Online Learning Environment, Bradley E. Wiggins
Department: Communications Media