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Wright, Mary C.; Bergom, Inger; Bartholomew, Tracy – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Small class size is often used as an indicator of quality in higher education, and some research suggests that instructors in smaller classes more often use activities that are learner-centered and that involve physical and mental activity on the part of learners, such as group work, simulations, and case studies. However, we have little…
Descriptors: Class Size, Small Classes, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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Jones, Jennifer A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Self-regulated learning assumes learners are active agents who can establish and make progress toward learning goals. Classroom activities can facilitate the emergence of self-regulated learning. One strategy to encourage self-regulated learning is to ask students to develop questions for a quiz or examination. The process of developing questions…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Class Activities
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Wrigley, Stuart – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article discusses and challenges the increasing use of plagiarism detection services such as Turnitin and Grammarly by students, arguing that the increasingly online nature of composition is having a profound effect on student composition processes. This dependence on the Internet is leading to a strategy I term 'de-plagiarism', in which…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Essays, Writing Processes, Computer Software
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González-Betancor, Sara M; Bolívar-Cruz, Alicia; Verano-Tacoronte, Domingo – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Self-assessment activities are increasingly popular in the classrooms. But regarding self-assessment accuracy, mixed results are reported without clear reasons for this. This article addresses the impact of gender and performance on self-assessment accuracy. To evaluate self-assessment accuracy, peer and professor assessments are used as…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Accuracy, Higher Education, College Students
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Livingstone, Nicola; Naismith, Nicola – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The role of an academic mentor is typically diverse, discipline specific and institutionally heterogeneous. Mentoring relationships are commonplace, yet the experience and delivery of mentoring in universities reflect a broad spectrum of approaches and execution. This article reflects on the pedagogic evolution of mentoring, examining the student…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Mentors, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Broadbent, Jaclyn – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
There is limited research on the quality of assessment moderation in large classes. Effective moderation practices can improve reliability, as well as reduce marker bias, attenuate prevalence of 'hard' or 'soft' markers, increase student and staff confidence in marking, and enhance the development of staff. This article shares a marking moderation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Large Group Instruction, Grading
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Päuler-Kuppinger, Lena; Jucks, Regina – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This study examines how academics and students from different disciplines perceive teaching and knowledge acquisition. University academics and students from both hard and soft disciplines completed the Domain-specific Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire and the Approaches to Teaching Inventory. Results showed that academics held more…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Beliefs, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods
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Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Teachers, especially their teaching behaviours, play an important role in students' learning and students with a high interest in learning show deeper understanding in the classroom. This study intends to explore how far the teacher's charisma--knowledge, character traits, teaching techniques and humour--contribute to students' interest in…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, College Faculty, College Freshmen, Student Interests
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Nkhoma, Mathews; Cong, Hiep Pham; Au, Bill; Lam, Tri; Richardson, Joan; Smith, Ross; El-Den, Jamal – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The study described in this article aims to investigate the use of out-of-class communication between students and instructors using Facebook as a means of interaction for learning. How often/how much students use such an online social network and the clarification as to the reasons for online communication are the two exogenous variables used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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Heinrich, Eva – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Many academic development initiatives build on community-based approaches, such as communities of practice or learning communities. While these initiatives are largely successful for the individual academics involved, low participation rates prevent wide-reaching impact on learning about teaching. The research discussed in this article aims at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, College Faculty, College Instruction
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Prescott, Julie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
There is a distinct lack of research that has considered university staff use of and attitudes towards Facebook. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of how teaching staff at one UK university use Facebook, and their attitudes towards Facebook and online professionalism, in terms of the student-staff relationship. An online survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Social Networks, Foreign Countries
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Beck, Victoria – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Much has been written about student and faculty opinions on academic integrity in testing. Currently, concerns appear to focus more narrowly on online testing, generally based on anecdotal assumptions that online students are more likely to engage in academic dishonesty in testing than students in traditional on-campus courses. To address such…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Hunter, Kerry; Tse, Harry – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Educators and researchers are increasingly calling for the processes of writing and knowledge construction to be an integral part of disciplinary learning. This article contributes to the literature by presenting an empirical analysis of a programme that was designed to expose students to the complexities of academic practices in conjunction with…
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Grades (Scholastic), Program Effectiveness, Surveys
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Zepke, Nick – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
This article revisits the notion that to facilitate quality learning requires teachers in higher education to have pedagogical content knowledge. It constructs pedagogical content knowledge as a teaching and learning space that brings content and pedagogy together. On the content knowledge side, it suggests that threshold concepts, akin to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Quality, Learner Engagement
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De Grez, Luc; Valcke, Martin; Roozen, Irene – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Assessment of oral presentation skills is an underexplored area. The study described here focuses on the agreement between professional assessment and self- and peer assessment of oral presentation skills and explores student perceptions about peer assessment. The study has the merit of paying attention to the inter-rater reliability of the…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Interrater Reliability, Scoring Rubrics, Speech Skills
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