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Podorova, Anna; Irvine, Sarah; Kilmister, Michael; Hewison, Richard; Janssen, Amanda; Speziali, Alejandra; Balavijendran, Logan; Kek, Megan; McAlinden, Maggie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Digital literacy has become increasingly significant in tertiary environments, as institutions move towards preparing students for 21st century workplaces and careers that emphasise digital literacy. As such, Academic Language and Learning (ALL) practitioners within these institutions are under pressure to possess familiarity and skills in the…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Technological Literacy, Skill Development, 21st Century Skills
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Croxford, Sharon; Thomas, Colleen; Horvath, Deanna; Buultjens, Melissa; Stirling, Emma; Larsen, Amy; Stasis, Tania Roman; Radcliffe, Jessica; Buultjens, Phil; McDonald, Stuart; Forsyth, Adrienne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Course and subject development teams are increasingly seen in the tertiary online teaching environment and they face a unique set of challenges. The purpose of this study was to synthesise and share learnings of 12 academics involved in the development of subjects with an external partner for a new multidisciplinary online health science course at…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Planning, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Davey, Belinda; Elliott, Kristine; Bora, Maria – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
With the increasing number of students enrolled in fully online programs and subjects across different Australian universities, online education has become a popular higher education alternative. The University of Melbourne has responded to this challenge by establishing the "Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education"…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses
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Grainger, Peter R.; Christie, Michael; Carey, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Written communication skills are one of the most assessed criteria in higher education contexts, especially in humanities disciplines, including teacher education. There is a need to research and develop an assessment grading tool (i.e. criteria sheet or rubric) that would assist students in pre-service teacher education programs to better…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Communication Skills, Models, Preservice Teachers
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Todd, Richard Watson; Louw, Stephen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
A PhD combines experiential learning of the research process with socialisation into the research community. Studying a PhD is a highly individual experience with each student seeking and receiving different types of support from different agents. In this paper we investigate the experiences of four PhD students at a Humanities faculty at a Thai…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Socialization, Doctoral Students, Humanities
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Keevers, Lynne Maree; Price, Oriana; Leask, Betty; Sultan, Fauziah K. P. Dawood; Lim, Jane See Yin; Loh, Vin Cent – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates quality assurance as boundary-making practices that establish and re-establish boundaries of a transnational education (TNE) partnership between an Australian and a Malaysian higher education institution. Drawing on practice theory we offer a conception of boundaries as enacted, shifting and performed by the multiple actors…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Soto, Melissa; Gupta, Dittika; Dick, Lara; Appelgate, Mollie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Higher education faculty benefit from participating in communities of practice focused on developing and improving their own instruction. However, collaborators with common interests are not always located at the same physical location. In this article, we share how participation in a technology-facilitated lesson study provided the means for five…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Matosas-López, Luis; Leguey-Galán, Santiago; Doncel-Pedrera, Luis Miguel – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Likert scales traditionally used in student evaluations of teaching (SET) suffer from several shortcomings, including psychometric deficiencies or ambiguity problems in the interpretation of the results. Assessment instruments with Behavioral Anchored Rating Scales (BARS) offer an alternative to Likert-type questionnaires. This paper describes the…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Behavior Rating Scales, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Edo, Beshir; Tadesse, Tefera; Mulugeta, Eyerusalem – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Flexibility in course scheduling is an integral part of institutional strategies used to increase student engagement and success, yet little research exists that examines scheduling as a key factor that determines students' experiences and educational outcomes. This study explored the undergraduate sport science students and their teachers at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Courses
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Anderson, Malcolm; Mitchell, Brett; Northcote, Maria; Williams, Anthony; Petrie, Kevin; de Waal, Kayle; Carton, Janet; McLoughlin, Catherine; Lemke, Gina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This article outlines the design and development of a bespoke "Research Training Support Framework," targeting the professional development needs of higher degree research (HDR) supervisors and their students, which was achieved by implementing Patton's (2011; 2012) utilisation-focused evaluation methodology (UFE). The primary research…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Supervision, Student Research
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Miner, Steven; Stefaniak, Jill E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare instructors and students perceptions regarding the use of video during instruction. Background research exploring student opinions regarding their "perceived gains" in learning may identify learning behaviors that could be exploited by those providing instruction to increase student learning. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Video Technology
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Kehoe, Thomas; Schofield, Penelope; Branigan, Elizabeth; Wilmore, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This paper describes a professional development (PD) program for academics at an Australian university designed to model good blended curriculum design and effective use of contemporary learning technologies. It evaluates a case study from the pilot of this program involving a postgraduate psychology course to illustrate one of the most…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Barriers, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Crawford, Nicole L.; Johns, Susan – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Student wellbeing and mental health are increasingly a concern of universities. Most universities provide central counselling services and, in recent years, some have introduced wellbeing programs. However, an unrecognised source of support and pastoral care for students is academic staff. This pilot research project explored the experiences of…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Faculty, Mental Health, Universities
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Lu, Yi-Ling; Wu, Chih-Wei – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Knowledge transmission and knowledge construction are two common approaches adopted for teaching and learning in higher education. Applying the two different approaches, this paper developed an evaluation model of teaching and learning, which comprises three main conceptual blocks: teaching, learning and learning assistance. A quantitative survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Wisker, Gina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Much current debate about undergraduate student research involves a focus on 'students as partners' and co-constructors of knowledge (Healey, Flint & Harrington 2014, 2016). This debate reveals interesting tensions between student freedom and the role of structuring frameworks. Undergraduate lecturers and research supervisors might feel we are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty
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