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Cramp, Andy – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Assessment feedback continues to be a relatively under-researched area in higher education despite its fundamental role in learning and teaching. This article positions assessment feedback as a complex meaning-making process requiring dialogue and interpretation.The article outlines an evaluative case study investigating a feedback review meeting…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Learner Engagement, First Year Seminars, Self Esteem
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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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Derounian, James – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
This article evaluates the factors that comprise the staff-student relationship as it relates to undergraduate dissertation preparation. By utilizing secondary and primary material the article pinpoints the emotionally charged backdrop to the dissertation--for both students and staff. The research points to the combined intellectual and…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Theses, Teacher Student Relationship, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship
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Ituma, Afam – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
This article explores the pattern of use of a typical e-learning system by students in a campus based university. Whilst numerous studies of e-learning have provided fascinating insights into its potential benefits, a common concern is that mainstream studies in this area have focused largely on staff experience with limited attention paid to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Classroom Techniques, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
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Cavanagh, Michael – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
This article reports on students' experiences of lectures which included many opportunities for active engagement through cooperative learning activities. At the end of a 13-week semester-long unit, 113 students completed a questionnaire which contained five open-ended questions focusing on the extent to which the students thought that the lecture…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Cooperative Learning, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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Hargis, Jace; Marotta, Sebastian M. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
A Center for Teaching and Learning provided Flip camcorders to a group of 10 new faculty members, who were asked to use this teaching tool in their classroom instruction. The classes included mathematics, political science, computer engineering, psychology, business, music and dance. The qualitative results indicate that all faculty members and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Photography, Political Science, College Faculty
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Wingate, Ursula; Andon, Nick; Cogo, Alessia – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
The benefits of embedding the teaching of writing into the curriculum have been advocated by educators and researchers. However, there is currently little evidence of embedded writing instruction in the UK's higher education context. In this article, we present a case study in which we report the design, implementation and evaluation of an…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Intervention, Applied Linguistics
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Deed, Craig; Edwards, Anthony – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Realizing the potential for web-based communication provides a challenge for educators. The purpose here is to report students' behavioural and cognitive strategies for active learning when using an unrestricted blog in an academic context. This provides insight into how students are making sense of the incorporation of Web 2.0 technology into…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Active Learning, Virtual Classrooms
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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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Wang, Ting; Li, Linda Y. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
Despite increasing attention to the challenges of supervising international doctoral students, little research has been conducted to examine supervisory feedback practice with international students and its impact on the thesis writing process. This exploratory qualitative study seeks to fill the gap and contribute to understanding the feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Research, Supervision, Writing Processes
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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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Chamberlain, John Martyn; D'Artrey, Meriel; Rowe, Deborah-Anne – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
This article details the findings of research into the academic teaching staff experience of peer observation of their teaching practice. Peer observation is commonly used as a tool to enhance a teacher's continuing professional development. Research participants acknowledged its ability to help develop their teaching practice, but they also…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Observation, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Stuart, Mary; Lido, Catherine; Morgan, Jessica; Solomon, Lucy; May, Steve – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
This research examined extracurricular activity (ECA) effects on students' experiences, outcomes and future job prospects. A survey of diverse undergraduate students, along with alumni and potential employer interviews, revealed differences in students' engagement with ECAs beyond the classroom. Variations between "traditional" and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Undergraduate Students, Extracurricular Activities, Employment
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Huxham, Mark – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Previous work has shown that students' notes often fail to record key facts and concepts. The relatively recent widespread adoption of PowerPoint slides and handouts might now help students to record key issues, but only if they can recognize the cues that identify these. 238 note-sets were taken from first-year students attending four lectures…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Cues, Notetaking, Problem Solving
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Ortlieb, Evan T.; Biddix, J. Patrick; Doepker, Gina M. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Success in higher education is often measured by one's ability to conduct research, effectively disseminate findings, and competently teach in a collegiate setting. These measures are not entirely developed during doctoral school, let alone as a classroom teacher. In order to increase the likelihood of success at the higher education level,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty, Teaching Methods
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