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Douglas, Kathy A.; Lang, Josephine; Colasante, Meg – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Blended learning has been evolving as an important approach to learning and teaching in tertiary education. This approach incorporates learning in both online and face-to-face modes and promotes deep learning by incorporating the best of both approaches. An innovation in blended learning is the use of an online media annotation tool (MAT) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Postsecondary Education, Video Technology
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Latukefu, Lotte; Burns, Shawn; O'Donnell, Marcus; Whelan, Andrew – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Elite classical music programs continue to focus teaching in Western Classical traditions where the emphasis is on technical virtuosity in instrumental or vocal performance. In this paper we discuss group activities and assessments used in two Creative Arts disciplines (Performance and Journalism), at an Australian regional university, as examples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Journalism Education, Group Activities
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Rajendran, Diana; Andrew, Martin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This paper examines how students in a third year management unit at a university of technology in Australia evaluate the usefulness of film as a tool for developing a deeper understanding of the theoretical leadership effectiveness model developed by Robbins (1997). The study reviews the range of studies describing the use of films in teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Films, Leadership Effectiveness, Models
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Sandvoll, Ragnhild – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This qualitative study explores aspects of formative peer assessment through looking at teachers' and students' perceptions and practices. The study takes place in a first semester course, where mastering peer assessment was a learning outcome and where formative peer assessment was designed into the course plan as a learning activity. Empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, College Faculty
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Within the New Zealand university context, there has been a dramatic shift in the demographics of doctoral programs. Moving from an elitist educational environment to one that includes a variety of students from different cultures and educational and linguistic backgrounds has meant that "traditional" doctoral study, in which a student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Context
Khan, Zeenath Reza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
A year after the primary study that tested the impact of introducing blended learning and guided discovery to help teach computer application to business students, this paper looks into the continued success of using guided discovery and blended learning with learning management system in and out of classrooms to enhance student learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Computer Science Education, Blended Learning
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McGloin, Colleen; Carlson, Bronwyn L. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Language use changes over time. In Indigenous contexts, language alters to suit the shifting nature of cultural expression as this might fit with Indigenous peoples' preference or as a consequence of changes to outdated and colonial modes of expression. For students studying in the discipline of Indigenous Studies, learning to use appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Change, Time
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Bair, Mary A.; Mader, Cynthia E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
This article describes a collaborative self-study undertaken to identify the source of academic writing difficulties among graduate students and find ways to address them. Ten faculty members in a college of education came together to define the problem and to analyze data gleaned from faculty and student surveys, course documents, course…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Education, Graduate Students, Academic Discourse
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Czekanski, Kathleen E.; Wolf, Zane Robinson – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Many faculty interpret student responses to faculty questions as evidence of an actively engaged classroom. Because of this conviction, class participation, whether graded or ungraded, appears in many course syllabi in colleges and universities and is often promoted as the responsibility of students to contribute to the learning environment. Class…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Participation, Group Discussion, Classroom Communication
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Rissman, Barbara; Carrington, Suzanne; Bland, Derek – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
This paper reports how one Australian university and the Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) are working together to increase the number of school students from low socio-economic backgrounds enrolling in undergraduate university degrees. This innovative program involves university lecturers and school teachers working together…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Duarte, Fernanda P. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
This paper contributes to the debate on what constitutes good teaching in early 21st Century higher education, through an examination of the experience of five outstanding lecturers from a business school in an Australian university. It is based on a qualitative study that explored their perceptions on what constitutes "good teaching".…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Business Administration Education
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VanDoorn, George; Eklund, Antoinette A. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Social networking offers teachers and learners exciting opportunities to communicate. Web 2.0 and its synchronous communications platforms provide new avenues for teachers to deliver curriculum and facilitate learning. Further, they provide new avenues for students to engage and intensify their own learning. Being able to chat in real-time with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Networks
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Eshun, Eric F.; Osei-Poku, Patrick – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
This study examined students' perspectives on the use of assessment criteria and rubrics in graphic design studio at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. This assessment strategy was introduced with the desire to improve students' participation and involvement in studio-based learning programme. At the end of the semester, a…
Descriptors: Graphic Arts, Studio Art, Student Evaluation, Peer Evaluation
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Tucker, Mark; Weaver, Debbi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Students returning from an international business study tour program were interviewed about their experiences and perceptions of the professional and personal impact of the program. When interviews were conducted within 3-4 months of the students' return, mixed responses were received, with some students highly positive about their experiences,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Coady, Christopher; Nelson, Kathleen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Although there is a clear body of evidence supporting the idea that undergraduate students benefit from participation in original research projects, many units of study--particularly in the creative arts and humanities--have been slow to embrace curriculum renewal along these lines. In this paper, we detail a pragmatic approach to meeting this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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