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Holmes, Naomi – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Student engagement is intrinsically linked to two important metrics in learning: student satisfaction and the quality of the student experience. One of the ways that engagement can be influenced is through careful curriculum design. Using the knowledge that many students are "assessment-driven," a low-stakes continuous weekly summative…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Evaluation, Curriculum Design, Summative Evaluation
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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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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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Machida, Keitaro; Chin, Michelle; Johnson, Katherine A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2018
To optimize learning in lectures, students need to maintain a sustained level of attention to the lecture material. Previous research has suggested, however, that student attention declines over the course of the lecture. One strategy suggested to improve sustained attention of students during the lecture is to encourage note-taking by students.…
Descriptors: Notetaking, Attention, Lecture Method, Learner Engagement
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Nkhoma, Mathews; Sriratanaviriyakul, Narumon; Quang, Huy Le – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
There is a need to examine the effect of using discussion cases to enrich students' learning outcomes. A research framework was created to study this multidimensional relationship, via the instruments of interactivity, students' time devotion and students' engagement in order to find which factors could improve learning outcomes, including…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Curriculum Enrichment, Academic Achievement, Interaction
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Foldnes, Njål – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article describes a study which compares the effectiveness of the flipped classroom relative to the traditional lecture-based classroom. We investigated two implementations of the flipped classroom. The first implementation did not actively encourage cooperative learning, with students progressing through the course at their own pace. With…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Evidence, Randomized Controlled Trials
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Hendry, Graham D.; White, Peter; Herbert, Catherine – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
We know from research across all levels of education that feedback and interactive teaching have the greatest positive effect on students' achievement. However, in higher education, teachers' constructive feedback often logistically cannot be delivered in time for all students to apply to future tasks. In this article, we report on a study of an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods
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Rezaei, Ali R. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This quasi-experimental study reports on the effectiveness of three assessment strategies for students' performance. The primary goal was to determine whether there are any improvements in students' conceptual learning when a frequent (weekly) quiz is used for grading purposes compared to using midterm and final examinations only. Another goal was…
Descriptors: Tests, Test Wiseness, Cooperative Learning, Testing
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Herrmann, Kim J. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2013
With an increasing awareness that many undergraduates are passive during teaching sessions, calls for instructional methods that allow students to become actively engaged have increased. Cooperative learning has long been popular at the primary and secondary level and, within recent years, higher education. However, empirical evidence of the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learner Engagement, Intervention, Quasiexperimental Design
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Ford, Maire B.; Burns, Colleen E.; Mitch, Nathan; Gomez, Melissa M. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
The use of classroom capture systems (systems that capture audio and video footage of a lecture and attempt to replicate a classroom experience) is becoming increasingly popular at the university level. However, research on the effectiveness of classroom capture systems in the university classroom has been limited due to the recent development and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Video Technology, Lecture Method, Student Evaluation
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Pryjmachuk, Steven; Gill, Anita; Wood, Patricia; Olleveant, Nicola; Keeley, Philip – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
This article describes the evaluation of an online study skills course unit designed, using evidence-based principles, to support undergraduate students. A mixed-methods approach was employed to establish the extent to which the unit was (a) fit for purpose and (b) effective. Data were obtained from an online survey (n = 63) conducted on entry to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Study Skills
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Grimley, Michael; Green, Richard; Nilsen, Trond; Thompson, David; Tomes, Russell – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Computer games are fun, exciting and motivational when used as leisure pursuits. But do they have similar attributes when utilized for educational purposes? This article investigates whether learning by computer game can improve student experiences compared with a more formal lecture approach and whether computer games have potential for improving…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Experience, Teaching Methods, Video Games
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Simpson-Beck, Victoria – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Classroom assessment techniques (CATs) are teaching strategies that provide formative assessments of student learning. It has been argued that the use of CATs enhances and improves student learning. Although the various types of CATs have been extensively documented and qualitatively studied, there appears to be little quantitative research…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Student Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis
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Raver, Sharon A.; Maydosz, Ann S. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Since the advent of PowerPoint and course delivery programs like Blackboard, more instructors in higher education are providing students with outlines of their lectures and expecting students to supplement these with their own notes. Although some have found that instructor-provided notes appear to enhance student learning, others suggest that…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Education Courses, Scores, Lecture Method
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Turney, C. S. M.; Robinson, D.; Lee, M.; Soutar, A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2009
Improvements in technology appear to provide an unprecedented opportunity to improve learning and teaching within the higher education system. At present, however, opinions are divided over the efficacy of such an approach and the extent to which technology should be embraced in teaching. Over a period of two years, we have developed a new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education
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