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Achen, Rebecca M.; Warren, Clint; Fazzari, Amanda; Jorich, Hannah; Thorne, Kenneth – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Out-of-class experiences provide important learning opportunities for students; however, limited research has explored the value of these experiences to graduate students. The purpose of this study was to evaluate graduate sport management students' professional field trip experiences to determine if they met student expectations and achieved trip…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Field Trips, Student Experience, Academic Achievement
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Grimes, Matthew W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The case study approach is one form of problem-based learning (PBL) that results in deeper understanding of content, and it involves pushing students to think beyond the answers appropriate for class (Hmelo-Silver, 2004; Nilson, 2010, 2013). Case studies prompt students to consider the realistic implications of how they use course content in…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Academic Achievement, Course Content, Problem Based Learning
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Ziegenfuss, Donna; Furse, Cynthia; Sykes, Eliot; Buendía, Edward – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the design and implementation of an international faculty development MOOC about flipped teaching. Qualitative and quantitative data, such as traditional MOOC analytics, interviews, and Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM) survey data, were collected as participants learned how to flip instruction. This…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Adult Education, Faculty Development
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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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Neal, Kathleen B.; Amendola, Natasha; Jeske, Diana Marie; Martorana, Rosa; Smith, Erin G.; Joyce, Stephen J.; Baudinette, Samuel – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The design of assessment in undergraduate history courses, as university populations grow and change, must adapt to meet and serve a range of new pedagogical imperatives and student constituencies in order to ensure both disciplinary integrity and the development of employability skills transferable to work in other fields. In delivering an…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Teamwork, Teaching Methods
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Hung, Aaron Chia Yuan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Gamification, which introduces game mechanics into a non-game setting, has been considered a potential way to improve student learning, motivation, and engagement. Empirical studies of gamification often focus on students' outcomes and/or their perceptions of the gamified system while giving less attention to the rationale behind the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement
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Marlatt, Rick; Cibils, Lilian – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Teacher educators strive for student engagement in their pre-service curricula. Recent studies of university-level engagement have focused on the need for active learning pedagogies. Grounded in anti-deficit approaches that are relevant, responsive, and sustaining for diverse cultures and literacies, this article discusses the use of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Writing Assignments, Autobiographies
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Pilotti, Maura; Anderson, Stephanie; Hardy, Pamela; Murphy, Pamela; Vincent, Pamela – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relationships among measures of student engagement, instructor engagement, student performance, and properties of the online classroom. The authors assessed behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement of students and instructors in asynchronous discussion forums and collected measures of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Class Size, Correlation
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Stover, Sheri; Ziswiler, Korrin – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Colleges and universities are beginning to invest in active learning (AL) classrooms in an effort to replace the traditional lecture style pedagogy that is frequently used by many professors in higher education (Eagan et al., 2014). This is a quantitative research study conducted at a medium-sized Midwestern university. Students were given the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Booker, Keonya – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
In this study, six African American female college students were interviewed to explore perceptions about their college learning environment and the beliefs they have about their own competence and value with regard to others in the college community. Focus group and individual interviews were conducted over the course of the academic year to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Academic Persistence, Student Attitudes
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Behar-Horenstein, Linda S.; Isaac, Nadine; Southwell, Charisse N.; Hudson-Vassell, Michael E.; Niu, Lian; Pratto, Melissa; Roberts, Kellie W.; Wingfield, Robert J.; Wolfgang, Jeff D.; Zafar, Mueen A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
This study explores the narratives of eight students who served as journal reviewers on a non-course-related service activity. The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of their experiences. The review board was multi-disciplinary in composition; the majority of its student and faculty members were from communities historically…
Descriptors: Socialization, Service Learning, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Williams, David; Whiting, Anita – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Because student engagement is believed to be a predictor of academic achievement, there is significant interest in discovering methods that will improve and increase student engagement at all levels of education. This study investigated the relationship between digital and social media usage and student engagement. In particular, this study sought…
Descriptors: Correlation, Marketing, Learner Engagement, Business Schools
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Lumpkin, Angela – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Concern about the research and writing abilities of undergraduate students led to the development, implementation and enhancement of four sequential writing assignments in an introductory course. These writing assignments--which included a report on an interview of a professional in the field, a research paper on an aspirational career, a research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Writing Improvement, Research Skills
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Jozwiak, Joseph – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The inclusion of supplemental online assignments and in-class active learning activities can lead to greater levels of student engagement and learning. Students reported that they were more engaged in the classroom and felt that both helped them in exam preparation. Both were also shown to have positively affected student performance and, perhaps…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, General Education, Political Science, Introductory Courses
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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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