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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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Gibbs, Jennifer C.; Taylor, Jim D. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The literature confirms the commonsense belief that feedback promotes learning. However, personalized feedback, especially in an online environment, can be exceedingly time-consuming for the instructor and may not improve student learning. To test this, a non-random sample of students in three sections of an online statistics course received…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Feedback (Response), Graduate Students
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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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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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Ritchie, Sian M. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The opportunity to give oral presentations is important because it helps develop skills that are necessary for many aspects of professional careers. Competencies for oral presentations include appropriate content, design and organization of the presentation, and delivery skills. Self-assessment has been shown to help students develop…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Peer Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics
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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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Lee, Sang Joon; Ngampornchai, Anchalee; Trail-Constant, Trudian; Abril, Andres; Srinivasan, Sandhya – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Due to the realistic, complex natures of authentic cases involved in case-based learning, the use of group work has been encouraged and expected to enhance the quality of interaction among participants and to improve students' learning experiences. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the case-based online group work increased…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Electronic Learning, Group Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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Harrison, Laura M.; Risler, Laura – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
In nations facing austerity measures, students risk diminished quality in their higher education experiences. Universities function increasingly like corporations as they struggle to compensate for budget shortfalls caused by declining public support. As a result, students become positioned as consumers of a private commodity that exists to…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Commercialization, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Nkhoma, Mathews; Cong, Hiep Pham; Au, Bill; Lam, Tri; Richardson, Joan; Smith, Ross; El-Den, Jamal – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The study described in this article aims to investigate the use of out-of-class communication between students and instructors using Facebook as a means of interaction for learning. How often/how much students use such an online social network and the clarification as to the reasons for online communication are the two exogenous variables used to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Computer Mediated Communication, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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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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Demirbilek, Muhammet – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Web 2.0 tools are becoming increasingly pervasive in higher education, and as a result, there is increasing interest in the use of online feedback activities. This study investigated students' actual experiences and perceptions using social media, Wiki and Facebook, tools to provide peer feedback on students' instructional material projects and to…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Media, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Nguyen, Lap Trung; Ikeda, Mitsuru – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Self-regulated learners are aware of their knowledge and skills and proactive in learning. They view learning as a controllable process and accept more responsibility for the results of this process. The research described in this article proposes, implements, and evaluates an ePortfolio-based self-regulated learning model. An ePortfolio system…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Independent Study, Models
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Reed, Maureen J.; Kennett, Deborah J.; Emond, Marc – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Students choose to go to university for many reasons. They include those with disabilities and those without. The reasons why students with disabilities go to university and how these reasons impact university experience, including coping (academic resourcefulness), adapting, academic ability beliefs (academic self-efficacy), and grades, are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Disabilities, College Choice
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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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