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Swanson, Elizabeth; McCulley, Lisa V.; Osman, David J.; Scammacca Lewis, Nancy; Solis, Michael – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article reports a synthesis and meta-analysis of intervention studies investigating the effects of team-based learning on content knowledge outcomes. Team-based learning is a particular set of instructional components most often used in higher education classrooms. Authors of team-based learning reviews report that team-based learning…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Meta Analysis, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Bolden, Edward C., III.; Oestreich, Tina M.; Kenney, Michael J.; Yuhnke, Brian T., Jr. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article focuses on students' perceptions of small-group activities, discussion, and technology-based interactivity implemented in two different learning environments, namely, in a large, traditional lecture hall and in a smaller classroom. The Engaged Learning Index, developed by Schreiner and Louis, was used along with several items to…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Large Group Instruction
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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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Geyer, Paul D. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Some students cope with the conflicting demands of work, family, health, and college by engaging in adjustment-seeking behavior, whereby students try to persuade instructors to make the kinds of personalized adjustments needed to avoid the potential consequences of conflicts between academic responsibilities and their other responsibilities.…
Descriptors: Student Responsibility, Student Adjustment, Student Needs, Student Behavior
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Nicol, Adelheid A. M.; Owens, Soo M.; Le Coze, Stéphanie S. C. L.; MacIntyre, Allister; Eastwood, Christina – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Many academic institutions are investing thousands of dollars in technology-based classrooms to market themselves as modern and adapt to the new generation of students for whom technology forms part of their everyday lives. This technology is also believed to provide the added benefit of better knowledge acquisition, improved critical thinking and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Active Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Vercellotti, Mary Lou – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Research on interactive learning space classrooms has reported that instructors and students find them engaging, and engagement is expected to increase learning outcomes. Positive findings about interactive classrooms, though, are often confounded with active learning pedagogy since instructors who teach in interactive classrooms tend to also…
Descriptors: Interaction, Educational Environment, Blended Learning, Academic Achievement
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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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Islim, Omer Faruk – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article explores how the use of concept mapping, with and without technology support, assists students in learning complex concepts to which they may have had limited previous exposure. Students were engaged in a group-based concept mapping activity, wherein they created two concept maps over the course of several weeks in a large lecture…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Group Activities
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McCarthy, Josh – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article explores the efficacy of formative assessment feedback models in higher education. Over 1 year and two courses, three feedback techniques were trialled: staff-to-student feedback in class, peer-to-peer feedback in class and peer-to-peer feedback online, via "the Café," an e-learning application hosted by…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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Burke, Alison S.; Fedorek, Brian – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
"Flipped" or inverted classrooms are designed to utilize class time for application and knowledge building, while course content is delivered through the use of online lectures and watched at home on the students' time. It is believed that flipped classrooms promote student engagement and a deeper understanding of the class material. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Homework
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Nguyen, Bang; Yu, Xiaoyu; Japutra, Arnold; Chen, Cheng-Hao Steve – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The concept of reverse teaching, considered by some as the education model of the future due to increasing technological availability in the classroom, has received great attention in education research lately. However, the focus of these studies has mainly been on the understanding of reverse teaching in terms of its application rather than…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Blended Learning
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Hardman, Jan – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
While much of the recent academic literature into university seminar teaching has focused on collaborative learning involving student-student interaction, little research has been done into tutor-student interaction and how tutors interact with students during whole class, group-based and one-to-one teaching. In response to this finding, this…
Descriptors: Tutors, Professional Development, Higher Education, Active Learning
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Vuopala, Essi; Hyvönen, Pirkko; Järvelä, Sanna – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Despite the numerous studies on social interaction in collaborative learning, little is known about interaction forms in successful computer-supported collaborative learning situations. The purpose of this study was to explore and understand student interaction in successful collaborative learning during a university course which was mediated by…
Descriptors: Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Computer Uses in Education, College Students
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Baker, Kimberly M. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Peer review is an established strategy for improving the quality of students' writing. This study moves beyond the focus on outcomes to assess the peer-review process. In particular, this study focuses on the timing of the peer review, a highly structured feedback form, and student writers' revisions after engaging in peer review. This study draws…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Improvement, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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