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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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Daniel, Sarah R.; Jordan, Michelle E. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Working in collaborative groups has been shown to have beneficial outcomes; however, these benefits are linked to the quality of group member interactions. "Heedful interrelating," which entails interacting with sensitivity to the task at hand while paying attention to how one's actions affect overall team functioning, is theorized to be…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Mixed Methods Research, Metacognition
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Kapitanoff, Susan; Pandey, Carol – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Whatever their major, students are often required to take at least one course in statistics. After graduation, statistics is a key skill in numerous workplace settings. However, for many, it is a particularly difficult course. One factor that may play a role is the lingering misconception that women are not as good as men in mathematics subjects…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Anxiety, Gender Differences, Underachievement
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Lee, Jenny J.; Bell, Lydia F.; Shaulskiy, Stephanie Levitt – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This study examined undergraduate students' approaches to service learning based on their perceptions as mentors. As part of a university multicultural service-learning program, mentors met regularly with assigned mentees in low-income middle schools to promote college participation. Based on an analysis of mentors' written reflections about their…
Descriptors: Mentors, Service Learning, Interpersonal Relationship, Civics
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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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Kinsella, Gemma K.; Mahon, Catherine; Lillis, Seamus – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The disadvantage to students of beginning a module with no prior knowledge or inaccurate knowledge is well documented. For learners, the development of the necessary prior knowledge to facilitate their learning is essential. The use of screencasts, whether prior to or during class, is becoming more widespread. There is a need, however, to better…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Large Group Instruction, Prior Learning, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Chan, Yiu-Kong – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Learning effectiveness requires an understanding of the relationship among extracurricular activities, learning approach and academic performance and, it is argued, this helps educators develop techniques designed to enrich learning effectiveness. Biggs' Presage-Process-Product model on student learning has identified the relationship among…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies, Academic Achievement
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Cornelius, Vanessa; Wood, Leigh; Lai, Jennifer – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Formal mentoring programmes continue to gain popularity in higher education, mirroring trends in industry. The study described in this article examines the design features of a formal mentoring programme for first year undergraduates and focused on three key aspects--the matching process, training and orientation, and interaction frequency. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Peer Relationship
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Henderson, Michael; Finger, Glenn; Selwyn, Neil – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This article explores the digital technologies that taught postgraduate students engage with during their studies, what these technologies are used for and how useful they are perceived to be. The article draws upon data gathered from a survey of 253 masters and postgraduate diploma/certificate students across two universities in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students
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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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McFarlane, Kathryn J. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The research into personal tutoring in higher education from a tutor's perspective suggests that tutors lack training in tutoring and may lack clarity as to the purpose and boundaries of the role. This article explores personal tutors' perceptions of their confidence and competence in relation to personal tutoring and identifies strategies that…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Tutors, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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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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