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Boyle, Jennifer; Ramsay, Scott; Struan, Andrew – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Recognising the varied challenges presented by an increasingly diverse student body at our UK university (a research-intensive institution with a high proportion of international and widening participation students), an online and blended writing programme was developed. The Academic Writing Skills Programme (AWSP) is a fully online, compulsory…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Academic Language
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Cramp, Joshua; Medlin, John F.; Lake, Phoebe; Sharp, Colin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper outlines the key issues of remotely invigilated online exams (RIOEs) and presents ways to avoid and resolve the issues for educators who are considering implementing them. The purpose of this paper is to share the lessons learned during the process of implementing and evaluating RIOEs and highlight the key considerations required to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Supervision, Observation, Program Implementation
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Quinn, Diana; Cioffi, Edward; Hill, Steve; Kor, Mat; Longford, Anna-Clare; Moller, Robert; Rathore, Pramila – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Implementing online learning can pose serious pedagogical challenges particularly when programs contain work-integrated learning (WIL) components. One such component is the site visit, where student groups are led by subject matter experts through an authentic environment. These WIL experiences help students relate the theory learnt in classrooms…
Descriptors: Construction Management, Online Courses, Workplace Learning, Program Implementation
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Bevacqua, John; Colasante, Meg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Upon enrolling in a university course, students typically commit to a predetermined study mode: on-campus, online, or a hybrid/blended study mode. The education provider typically predetermines which study mode/ s are available for each course. In this paper, the authors address the challenges of designing and trialling a new "StudyFlex"…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Centered Learning, Foreign Countries, Conventional Instruction
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Xu, Jinqi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates the learning experience of Chinese students' learning experience in the business Faculty of an Australian university. Chinese students are often characterized as "rote learners" or stereotyped as "reduced Other". Areas of concern are limited to addressing the differences in learning styles, language, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, College Students, Business Administration 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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Butt, Adam – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
How students perceive group work is closely correlated with the benefits of group work experience. However, a great variety of influences affect student perceptions of group work. This study quantifies the impact of various influences on the effective working, learning assistance and enjoyment of group work. This is done by analysing 206 responses…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, College Students, Teamwork
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Billett, Paulina; Martin, Dona – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This article is based on the findings of a three-year study on the outcomes of involving students in the cocreation of knowledge and pedagogical design, 2014, 2015, 2016. It involves three cohorts of second year Sociology students at an Australian University. Data came from recording engagement in class discussion, completion of set reading…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Student Participation, College Students, Sociology
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Lake, Warren; Boyd, William E.; Boyd, Wendy – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
A core indicator of success at University is the grade a student achieves following a period of study. A student's ability to achieve expected grades is often understood in terms of learning and study processes that the student is capable of, chooses to adopt, or masters. However, psychology tells us that our self-efficacy is a major determinant…
Descriptors: Expectation, Self Efficacy, Feedback (Response), College Students
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Bourdeau, Debra T.; Griffith, Kelly V.; Griffith, John C.; Griffith, John R. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The education community has conducted studies on failure rates and withdrawal rates between learning modalities in the past, but few studies have evaluated grade distribution between learning modes or focused specifically on English Composition. Using 2,919 student grades from the 2015-2016 academic year for an English Composition course,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic)
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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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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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Khan, Ramzan N.; Watson, Rashmi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The flipped classroom aims to improve learning by engaging students in educational activities outside of traditional lessons. Flipped classrooms have steadily gained popularity in the last decade and are a topic of discussion in teaching and learning forums. However, its adoption in mathematics and statistics has been subdued. Most higher…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Statistics, Units of Study
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Harman, Kristyn E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This paper explores the transformative power of digital humanities in teaching family history online to large cohorts of Australian domestic students. It takes as a case study a unit developed specifically for students to learn about how to research their convict ancestors' lives and how to situate their ancestors' lived experiences within…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Transformative Learning, Humanities, Online Courses
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Dune, Tinashe; Crnek-Georgeson, Kylie; Bidewell, John; Firdaus, Rubab; John, James Rufus – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Background: Whilst e-Portfolios have been used in a variety of learning contexts, disciplines and academic levels, its effectiveness amongst tertiary health science students in Australia has yet to be explored. Investigating students' development of reflexivity through an individually assessed e-Portfolio will produce more information about how…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Educational Technology
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