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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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Nagel, Tyler W. S.; Remillard, Chaseten; Aucoin, Robert; Takenishi, Akari – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
In this paper, we present findings on social media use by students at two institutions in three levels of postsecondary programs. We find that students are almost universally using at least one social network, with Facebook as the most popular, and Instagram second. Many respondents are simultaneously active on several social networks. However,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Social Networks
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Francis, Julie Elizabeth – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
While marking rubrics offer a range of potential benefits for students and staff, educators are working to develop a richer understanding of the most effective ways to unlock these benefits. This study contributes by examining the link between rubrics and performance through the lens of student engagement. The work introduced an assessment rubric…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scoring Rubrics, Grades (Scholastic), Educational Benefits
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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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Jaafar, Reem; Schwartz, Joni – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This exploratory, comparative case study of an urban community college calculus classroom examines adult learning from Yang's Holistic Learning Theory and provides concrete pedagogical suggestions for how adult learning practitioners can engage adult learners in transformative learning. Data collection was from a selective sampling of student…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Adult Learning, Learning Theories, Calculus
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Motameni, Reza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Purpose of the Study: The overall purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the incorporation of combined flipped classroom, and collaborative learning pedagogical schemes in two restructured sections of principles of marketing course, had any positive impact on students' learning of 100 key marketing concepts, processes, and…
Descriptors: Marketing, Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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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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Bandaranaike, Suniti – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The thinking required by higher education student engagement in research processes may segue into the development of students' work skills, enabling them to professionally transition to the workforce. However, although this transition may be facilitated before and during Work Integrated Learning [WIL] experiences, there is typically a gulf between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Skill Development, Research Skills, Job Skills
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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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McGowan, Ursula – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Effective and continuing development of tertiary students' academic literacy during their undergraduate years has become a crucial issue for Anglophone universities into the 21st century. Research into pedagogies aimed at supporting students' academic literacy development has pointed to the inadequacy of generic approaches delivered as remedial…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Personal Autonomy, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Jacobsen, Michele; McDermot, Mairi; Brown, Barbara; Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Simmons, Marlon – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The purpose of this research was to better understand graduate students' learning experiences in a research-intensive, online Master of Education (MEd) program. In alignment with the program goal for graduate scholars of the profession, this course-based program adopted an inquiry-based signature pedagogy grounded in the innovative practice of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Learning Experience, Masters Programs, Online Courses
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Missingham, Dorothy; Shah, Siddarth; Sabir, Fizza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Problem solving and researching are connected activities in the engineering profession and across education. The empirical research presented in this paper considered the effectiveness for teaching and learning of a model that was based on this connection and derived from the parameters of the Research Skill Development framework. The model,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Research Skills, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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