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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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Chin, Mei-Hui – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This study explored whether second-language (L2) less proficient adult learners can become skilled readers by investigating the effect on students' attitudes to strategy use when explicit instruction of metacognitive reading strategies is combined with an extensive reading approach. Studies have shown that proficient learners employ a wider range…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Reading Skills, Student Attitudes
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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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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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Thibodeaux, Tilisa; Harapnuik, Dwayne; Cummings, Cynthia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This study used grounded theory analysis to examine and analyze student perceptions of the influence of choice, ownership, and voice on learning and the learning environment in an online M. Ed. program in the southeastern region of the United States. Choice, ownership, and voice make up three of the four components of the learner-centered approach…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Reflection
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Lyman, Michael; Keyes, Christopher – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Peer review enhances student knowledge acquisition and the ability to meaningfully apply that knowledge. Formative assessment is the source of much of the positive effect of the peer review process. This evaluation investigated the affective experiences of graduate students as they navigated the writing of their research proposals. The authors…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Graduate Students, Research Proposals, Formative Evaluation
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Duncan, Tisha; Redwine, Rachel – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
As a profession, we must have a shift in both perspective and practice to transform teaching at all levels. Are pre-service education classrooms preparing students to be flexible, adapt to new situations, and rely on their own expertise and understanding while seeking support when needed? Lieberman and Miller (2004) identify the following shifts…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Preservice Teachers, Constructivism (Learning), Social Studies
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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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Ayish, Nader; Deveci, Tanju – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
While a common refrain among some educators is that many young adults lack personal responsibility for learning, little empirical research exists that examines how tertiary students perceive or operationalize this construct. This research investigated how 124 freshman engineering students perceive responsibility in terms of what responsibility…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Responsibility, Peer Teaching, Active 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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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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Ocean, Mia; Thompson, Carrie; Allen, Robbie; Lyman, Keston S. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Textbook prices have increased exponentially in recent years, prompting educators to investigate the usefulness of alternative sources for course readings. This is particularly important for community college students who are more likely to be low-income and less likely to complete their educational credentials. Despite this need, there is a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Open Educational Resources, Student Attitudes
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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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