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Chapman, Diane D.; Joines, Jeffrey A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs) are used by nearly all public and private universities as one means to evaluate teaching effectiveness. A majority of these universities have transitioned from the traditional paper-based evaluations to online evaluations, resulting in a decline in overall response rates. This has led to scepticism about the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Response Rates (Questionnaires), Online Courses, Course Evaluation
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Wood, Claire A.; Perlman, Daniel – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This article reports a multifaceted course assignment involving the development of information literacy skills, speed partnering, a brief team VoiceThread presentation, and peer evaluations of the presentations. The assignment was rooted in Chickering and Gamson's (1989) highly regarded principles of good educational practice, as well as the…
Descriptors: College Students, Assignments, Information Literacy, Skill Development
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Colbert-White, Erin; Simpson, Elizabeth – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Research mentors strive to ensure that undergraduates gain research skills and develop professionally during mentored research experiences in the sciences. We created the SURE (Specialized Undergraduate Research Experience) Workbook, a freely-available, interactive guide to scaffold student learning during this process. The Workbook: (1)…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Mentors, Undergraduate Students
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Simonds, Jennifer; Behrens, Ellen; Holzbauer, Jessica – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper presents a case study of a Competency-Based Education Introduction to Psychology course conducted in a small, private, traditional university in the western United States. Two competency-graded sections were offered, one online and one in the classroom. Eleven undergraduate students completed the online section, and 24 students…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Psychology
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Blevins, Samantha; Brill, Jennifer – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Drawing from a design and development research approach, specifically model research, this study investigated the perspectives of higher education faculty and administrators regarding their experiences with a university-wide electronic portfolio implementation initiative. Participants in the study were fifty-two faculty and administrators at a…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes
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Ndoye, Abdou – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Effective and durable learning achievements can result from students' engagement in their own learning. This study explored students' perceptions of the mechanisms and processes through which peer and self-assessment can contribute to their learning. More specifically, the study investigated students' perceived ways in which peer and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Cunningham, Summer; Bartesaghi, Mariaelena; Bowman, Jim; Bender, Jennifer – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
How does one create a class where the theoretical concepts emerge through classroom practice and engagement? This is the question that Mariaelena posed to herself when taking over the position of Director of the Interpersonal Communication course at the University of South Florida. In this essay we describe how we worked through a new way of…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Writing Processes, Theory Practice Relationship, Classroom Techniques
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Casasola, Timothy; Nguyen, Tutrang; Warschauer, Mark; Schenke, Katerina – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Our study describes student outcomes from an undergraduate chemistry course that implemented a flipped format: a pedagogical model that consists of students watching recorded video lectures outside of the classroom and engaging in problem solving activities during class. We investigated whether (1) interest, study skills, and attendance as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Classroom Techniques, Multimedia Instruction
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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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Matthews, Wendy; Johnson, Daniel C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this inter-university project was to explore pre-service teachers' perceptions of collaboration and use of online technology. Twenty-two undergraduate music education majors from two separate universities participated in an eleven-week collaborative project to develop, teach, and self-assess general music lesson plans via a variety…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Ethics, Legal Problems, Barriers
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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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Ramanayake, Selena; Williams, Cheri – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Despite the increase of English learners in the U.S. and of standards for linguistically responsive teaching practices, teacher education programs often fall short of preparing preservice teachers to teach diverse learners. In this case study, specifically designed to improve a pedagogical course on English language development, the researchers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Observation, Surveys, Interviews
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Refaei, Brenda; Kumar, Rita; Wahman, M. Lauren; Peplow, Amber Burkett – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
A cross-disciplinary team of composition, communication, and library faculty used lesson study to investigate interdisciplinary instructional strategies to improve students' use of quoting in their writing. The team developed a three-class lesson plan to introduce the concept of quoting, practice the concept, and allow students to reflect on their…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Writing Improvement
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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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Linsenmeyer, Whitney; Lucas, Tommy – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Crisis events are historic in the lives of higher education institutions, and they may elevate the role of faculty to leaders, counselors, and supporters of their students. The civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri during the 2014-2015 school year impacted Saint Louis University students as the Occupy SLU movement witnessed demonstrations surrounding…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Reaction, Advocacy, Activism
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