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Kelling, Angela; Varma, Shanta Goswami; Kelling, Nicholas J. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Online courses are ubiquitous, but the research findings on student learning outcomes and opinions of these courses are mixed. Therefore, this research comprehensively investigated online courses at UHCL by analyzing them from the perspective of both user groups, students who consume the courses and faculty who deliver the courses. For this study,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Students, College Faculty, Student Attitudes
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Buskirk-Cohen, Allison A.; Plants, Aria – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Retention in higher education has become an important area of focus in recent years; however, much of the research has been conducted on large, research-intensive universities, leading to questions of whether these findings apply to institutions with different characteristics. In the current study, forty four students at a small, teaching-focused…
Descriptors: Caring, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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He, Wenliang; Holton, Amanda; Gu, Hengrui; Warschauer, Mark; Farkas, George – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This study assessed the impact of flipped instruction on study effort, exam performance, motivation, and perceived class quality in two sections of an introductory chemistry course. Giving frequent assignments and quizzes provided enough incentive to ensure pre-class study compliance, and flipped instruction did not appreciably increase overall…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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McLaren, Ingrid – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Situated within the CID (Communication in the Disciplines) theoretical framework that promotes the focus of communication instruction on the oral genre standards of effectiveness, and employing a transdisciplinary approach, the current study explores science students' attitudes and motivation concerning an oral skills development (OSD)…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Oral Language, Intervention, Student Attitudes
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Meluch, Andrea; Starcher, Shawn – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine whether instructor disclosures of personal communication apprehension in the public speaking classroom are beneficial to students as they manage their own nervousness related to public speaking. Participants (N = 233) in the present study included students enrolled in public speaking courses at a…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer), Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lin, Xi – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
As the number of enrolled international ESL students in the US institutions increases rapidly, it is important to understand these students' goal orientations and learning strategies in order to help them achieve the academic goals. Therefore, this study examines the relationship between achievement goal orientations and self-regulated learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Goal Orientation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Flammia, Madelyn; Sadri, Houman; Mejia, Cynthia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to describe an internationalization project that was developed at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida to provide faculty across the disciplines with assignments they can use to foster the development of their students' global competency. After describing the project and the series of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Competence
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Neville, Kathleen M.; Parker, Tara L. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This phenomenological study examined the perceptions and experiences of 22 traditional aged students when their African American faculty used "accessibility cues" in the classroom. Examples of "cues" include; encouraging students to actively participate in class, evaluate an assignment, or share personal experiences related to…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Cues, Teacher Role, Student Attitudes
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Tsou, Shih-Yun; Chen, Yingling – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
English has evolved into the most widely learned and internationally used language because for the increasing numbers of learners in the globalization process. With the growing demand of English education, the competencies of English teachers as Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) and NonNative English-Speaking Teachers (NNESTs) have become a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Language Attitudes, Native Language
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Iji, Clement Onwu; Abah, Joshua Abah; Anyor, Joseph Wuave – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This study investigated the impact of cloud services on mathematics education students' mathematics confidence, affective engagement, and behavioral engagement in public universities in Benue State, Nigeria. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. The instrument for the study was the researcher-developed Cloud Services Mathematics…
Descriptors: State Universities, Mathematics Education, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes
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Hill, David; Brunvan, Stein – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The use of gamified learning has increased within the educational community over the last decade in an attempt to enhance student learning in multiple ways. In particular, researchers have started to examine gamified learning and its impact on student motivation and engagement within educational settings. However, few have examined the…
Descriptors: Grade Prediction, College Students, Educational Games, Academic Achievement
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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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West, Jane – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Many college students fall into the habit of coming to class unprepared, without having read assigned texts, or having read partially and superficially. As a consequence, they may take a passive stance, discussion can fall flat, and learning can be diminished. This article describes an instructional strategy for engaging students as active…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), College Students, Active Learning
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Awada, Ghada; Diab, Hassan B. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This article reports the results of an experimental study that investigated the effectiveness of Google Earth and Wiki tools in improving the oral presentation skills of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners and boosting their motivation for learning. The participants (n =81) are enrolled in writing classes at two English-medium…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Public Speaking
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Aliakbari, Mohammad; Hajizadeh, Anna – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
There seems to be a diversity of opinions regarding the construct-relevant definition of impoliteness. Currently, it has been defined with reference to its occurrence in specific contexts. Universities are among those places where incivility is growing rapidly. Both students' and instructors' impolite behavior have been seen as a serious problem…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Antisocial Behavior, College Students
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