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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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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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Sarvis, Josephine; Silvers, Penny – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Much effective teacher education literature supports engaging pre-service teacher candidates (PST's) in a process of learning about teaching by preparing for and rehearsing the practice with guided instruction, implementing the practice with students in a classroom, and analyzing the experience to better understand ways to improve and become more…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education
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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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Kalas, Pam; Raisinghani, Latika – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Teaching and learning of many undergraduate science courses often remains confined within the boundaries of classrooms rendering learning of these subjects irrelevant and detached from students' lived experiences. Community-based experiential learning (CBEL) is one way to address this issue. This paper reports the development and implementation of…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Experiential Learning
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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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Alghamdi, Amani K. Hamdan; Deraney, Philline – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This study highlights how teaching a research methods course to undergraduate students can be a successful endeavor when active learning is the main method of learning and teaching. In this study, the effectiveness of using active learning in the experimental group to achieve the learning outcomes and final product of a freshman-year writing and…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis
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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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Mellon, Amiee; Sestero, Christine – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
To address the recent calls for integration between liberal arts education and the business curriculum, we designed the team-taught interdisciplinary course, How to Cell: Marketing Meets Microbiology. The course blended multiple introductory courses, focused on environmental issues involving microbiology, and addressed how they were being…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Business Administration Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Curriculum
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Henry, Beverley; Garner, Catherine; Guernon, Ann – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Learning activities to develop interprofessional collaboration align with goals for professional preparation to improve health outcomes. A problem-based case study approach can offer formal and informal learning interactions that promote information exchange and collaborative practice. The purpose of this instructional article was to describe a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Learning Activities, Cooperation, Informal Education
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Hyun, Jung; Ediger, Ruth; Lee, Donghun – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Studies have shown Active Learning Classrooms [ALCs] help increase student engagement and improve student performance. However, remodeling all traditional classrooms to ALCs entails substantial financial burdens. Thus, an imperative question for institutions of higher education is whether active learning pedagogies can improve learning outcomes…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Learning Processes, Active Learning, Conventional Instruction
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Gomez-Lanier, Lilia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Experiential education programs, such as international and domestic study tours, bridge the limitations of formal learning classroom by allowing students to experience reality in a new learning dimension. This mixed-methods study explores experiential learning during a domestic interior design study tour to New York City and an international…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Tourism, Mixed Methods Research, Clothing
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Ramos, Kathleen – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
There is a critical need in the United States to understand how to best prepare preservice teachers for effectively teaching the steadily growing number of PK-12 English learners. The study described in this article, situated in a teacher preparation program in a small, private college in a largely monolingual, monocultural area of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Research
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Darabi, Aubteen; Arrington, Thomas Logan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
As students graduate and enter the workforce, they face the job market's demand for critical thinking (CT) skills. The demand is caused by the market's increasing need for providing professional services that require performing complex tasks. In response to this demand, institutions of higher education are expected to prepare their graduate…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Critical Thinking, Graduate Students, Systems Approach
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Navarro, Maria; Foutz, Timothy; Thompson, Sidney; Singer, Kerri Patrick – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a model to help engineering faculty overcome the challenges they face when asked to design and implement interdisciplinary curricula. Researchers at a U.S. University worked with an Interdisciplinary Consultant Team and prepared a steering document with Guiding Principles and Essential Elements for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Curriculum Design, College Faculty
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