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Grange, Christina; Miller, Antoinette – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper demonstrates how partnering with digital storytelling initiatives, like the StoryCorps project, can yield fruitful service-learning opportunities, while also supporting innovative approaches for teaching students from a range of disciplines who are enrolled in Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1101). While various pedagogical tools for…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, Academic Achievement, Story Telling
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Pisarik, Christopher; Whelchel, Taylor – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This study examined academic relevance from the perspective of college students. A qualitative focus group method was used to explore how students perceived the applicability and usefulness of their academic courses and coursework. Two focus groups of college students (N = 22) with varied class rank and academic majors were conducted. Data…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Class Rank
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Colvard, Nicholas B.; Watson, C. Edward; Park, Hyojin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
There are multiple indicators which suggest that completion, quality, and affordability are the three greatest challenges for higher education today in terms of students, student learning, and student success. Many colleges, universities, and state systems are seeking to adopt a portfolio of solutions that address these challenges. This article…
Descriptors: Success, Educational Resources, Open Source Technology, Adoption (Ideas)
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Grossman, Gary D.; Richards, Travis – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
We evaluated students' perceptions and reactions to an active learning Karaoke Video project in both a large (104 student) undergraduate class in Natural History of Georgia and a small graduate seminar in Fish Ecology. Undergraduate responses were evaluated with both questionnaires and triangulation interviews and graduate student responses…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Interactive Video, Singing, Music Activities
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Gordon, Leslie; Foutz, Tim – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
A new first-year seminar at a large research-intensive university provided the context for a topic-based faculty learning community (FLC) in which the first faculty to teach in the program worked together to identify the most effective ways of conducting the seminar. Membership in the FLC consisted of faculty from diverse disciplines and with…
Descriptors: Seminars, Research Universities, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement
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Chandler, Mary; Chan, Tak Cheung; Jiang, Binbin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
This study examined how effective an embedded practicum experience in an educational leadership program in a Southeastern University is in serving the purpose of preparing educational leaders to meet future challenges. Findings of this study confirm practicum areas that met the educational demands and highlight areas that need improvement to…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education, Practicums, Standards
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Zhou, Wenyi; Simpson, Elizabeth; Domizi, Denise Pinette – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Google Docs, an online word processing application, is a promising tool for collaborative learning. However, many college instructors and students lack knowledge to effectively use Google Docs to enhance teaching and learning. Goals of this study include (1) assessing the effectiveness of using Google Docs in an out-of-class collaborative writing…
Descriptors: Assignments, Word Processing, Collaborative Writing, Undergraduate Students
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Watson, Sandy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2006
This study explored the benefits and limitations of mentoring relationships between pre-service and practicing K-12 teachers. Thirteen pre-service education students at a university in the southeastern United States and 17 practicing teachers from four states participated. The student participants were in their senior year in a teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs