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Ellis, Robert A.; Bliuc, Ana-Marie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
As online learning technologies are becoming an integral part of the learning experience at university, the quality of student learning is increasingly shaped by their experience of using these new artefacts. In many cases, the research frameworks investigating the contribution of online learning technologies to quality outcomes are yet to have…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Experience, Educational Quality, Cognitive Style
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Pitt, Adele; Oprescu, Florin; Tapia, Geraldine; Gray, Marion – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Studying at university can be a very stressful experience. Although the literature provides some information regarding different sources of stress among students, studies have not addressed the issue of changes over the course progression. This study aimed to obtain a deeper understanding of the sources of stress for first-year students and…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Mixed Methods Research, Longitudinal Studies, Focus Groups
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Chalmers, Charlotte; Mowat, Elaine; Chapman, Maggie – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The setting, marking and providing feedback on assessments form an important part of a tutor's role. Studies into the use of feedback and how it is interpreted by students indicate a mismatch between what students are looking for and what tutors think they are giving. Tutors comment that students are more interested in the mark than the feedback,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Grading
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Soetanto, Danny; MacDonald, Matthew – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
It is through working in groups that students develop cooperative learning skills and experience. However, group work activity often leads students into a difficult experience, especially for first-year students who are not familiar with group work activities at university. This study explores obstacles faced by first-year students during their…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Group Structure, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics
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Chung, Ethel; Turnbull, Deborah; Chur-Hansen, Anna – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Resilience is related to students' well-being and academic success. While challenges associated with students who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. "non-traditional students") have been frequently reported, their resilience has received lesser attention. The primary purpose of this study was to compare levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Nontraditional Students, Comparative Analysis
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Thompson, Penny – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Research suggests a negative relationship between frequent use of communication technologies, such as text messaging and social network sites, and academic performance, but the nature of the relationship needs to be explored in greater detail. This study explored the relationship between use of communication technologies and self-reported study…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks, Social Media
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Elliott, Caroline; Neal, David – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article discusses the introduction of lecture capture technology on a large undergraduate module with diverse student cohorts. The literature has, so far, relied on surveying students to discover their use of the technology or attempted to quantify the impact of watching lecture recordings on assessment performance. Alternatively, the…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Preferences
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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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Ellis, Robert A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
There is variation in the university student experience of learning. Prior research has shown that factors that shape this include student characteristics, the learning context, student perceptions of that context and approaches to learning and their learning outcomes. In blended contexts, there is a need to identify variables which can explain…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Educational Environment, Inquiry, Higher Education
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Morris, Cecile; Chikwa, Gladson – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Very little is known about the impact of the different types of feedback on students' academic performance. This article explores students' preference in the use of audio and written feedback and how each type of feedback received by students impacts their academic performance in subsequent assignments. The study involved 68 students who were…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preferences, Academic Achievement, Assignments
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Carr, Rodney; Palmer, Stuart; Hagel, Pauline – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This article reports on an investigation into the validity of a widely used scale for measuring the extent to which higher education students employ active learning strategies. The scale is the active learning scale in the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement. This scale is based on the Active and Collaborative Learning scale of the National…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys
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Robinson, Leslie; Harris, Ann; Burton, Rob – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This qualitative study investigated the complex social aspects of communication required for students to participate effectively in Problem-Based Learning and explored how these dynamics are managed. The longitudinal study of a group of first-year undergraduates examined interactions using Rapport Management as a framework to analyse communication…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Problem Based Learning, College Freshmen
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Reed, Maureen J.; Kennett, Deborah J.; Lewis, Tanya; Lund-Lucas, Eunice – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Positive outcomes have been reported for university preparation courses for students without disabilities. Little is known about whether these courses can offer the same benefit to students with learning disabilities and whether the inclusion of psychosocial factors, in addition to academic skills, would benefit both groups. First-level students…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, College Preparation, Program Effectiveness
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Fox, Alison; Stevenson, Lorna; Connelly, Patricia; Duff, Angus; Dunlop, Angela – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This article considers the impact of a student peer-mentoring programme (the Mentor Accountant Project, MAP) on first-year undergraduates' academic performance. The development of MAP was informed by reference to extant literature; it relies on the voluntary services of third-year students who then act as mentors to first-year student mentees in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Hammond, John A.; Bithell, Christine P.; Jones, Lester; Bidgood, Penelope – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This study aimed to evaluate the implementation of a same-year peer-assisted learning (PAL) scheme, introduced in the first year of an undergraduate degree. The students participated in voluntary timetabled PAL sessions which encouraged a cooperative approach through student-directed activities. An action research design was used, and evaluation…
Descriptors: Research Design, Action Research, Student Motivation, Study Skills
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