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Battistoli, B. F. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This study explores the relationship between the frequency and time spent on cell phones (independent variables) by students in the classroom and students' academic performance (dependent variable), as represented by self-reported grade point average (GPA). A 22-question Internet survey was conducted at a private Northeastern university (N =…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Student Behavior, Grade Point Average
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Watkins, Natasha D.; Fedesco, Heather N.; Marshall, Mary – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The authors compared student perceptions and performance in a fully online versus a flipped undergraduate diversity course. Students' performance on course assignments and responses to surveys assessing perceptions of learning climate, basic psychological needs (autonomy, competence, relatedness), motivation, relevance, and learning gains were…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Performance, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Langford, Sara J.; Von Glahn, Nicholas; Narayan, Anjana – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Many studies have examined the effects of technology on education as well as how educators feel about technology; however, this study examined the opinions of 528 students regarding how technology influences their education. In particular, we investigated whether students felt a sense of entitlement to use their technology in the classroom. The…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes, Influence of Technology, Classroom Environment
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Trogden, Bridget G.; Royal, Jennifer Ellis – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Foundational undergraduate courses in chemistry and mathematics are gateways to a number of lucrative majors and pre-professional programs. Historically, however, students often struggle with these disciplines and can benefit from alternate approaches to examining their learning strategies. This article describes the use of exam…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Undergraduate Students, Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction
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Hunter, Sally B.; Moran, Hayley B.; Mullican, K. Nicole; Connor, Lisa A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether college students' attitudes toward group work could be influenced by thoughtful group project design. Undergraduate students (N = 123) in a lifespan human development course were assigned to groups and asked to create a smartphone app for a specific life stage. The authors utilized a convergent…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Gore, Jonathan; Sweet, Charlie; Blythe, Hal; Carpenter, Russell; Tichenor, Damon – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine differences in student perceptions of instructor and course characteristics for courses that students deemed to be high in learning versus high in enjoyment. Realizing that students differ from faculty in how they view the traits of a highly effective instructor, the authors created a survey of student…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Marchetti, Carol; Ho, Chi Man; Foster, Susan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Many teachers are aware of the benefits of small-group learning. However, implementation, especially in classrooms with communication challenges, can be difficult. For students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) in mainstream classrooms, communication is most often supported through sign language interpreters and captioning. This model of…
Descriptors: Small Group Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Deafness
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Kwong, Theresa; Hafiz, Muhammad; Lau, Peter; Chan, Isaac – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Differences in cultural background and prior academic background significantly affect the perception of academic integrity and ethics (AIE) among university students. While upholding the highest standards of AIE is crucial both academically and professionally, such abstract concepts are difficult to teach in the traditional classroom. With mobile…
Descriptors: Integrity, Ethics, Cultural Background, Prior Learning
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Symbaluk, Diane G.; Howell, Andrew J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This study examined online student feedback to determine the extent to which students identify strengths of character in their perceptions of professors and whether student-identified character strengths could distinguish between teaching-award winners (n = 120) and research-award winners (n = 119). A content analysis of posted comments on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Sockman, Beth Rajan; Carducci, Olivia M.; Clossey, Laurene; Batson-Magnuson, LuAnn; White, Gene; Wehmeyer, Adrian; Wells, Holly; Rauch, Grant – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Instructors from five disciplines implemented content-specific service projects and determined students' perceptions of their experience. An action research framework was used to examine the experiences and to analyze data in customizable pre- and post-service-learning surveys. Although the students' experiences differed greatly, results showed…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Universities, Institutional Mission, College Faculty
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Opatrny-Yazell, Christine M.; Houseworth, Matthew A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Understanding student perceptions of the elements that affect positive team experiences helps inform faculty about their use of teams in the classroom. Using Q Methodology (Stephenson, 1935), students evaluated a large set of teamwork elements. The results indicate both areas of student agreement as well as significant differences in perceptions…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teamwork, Q Methodology, Cooperative Learning
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Hally, Edmond; Randolph, Zachary – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the success of simulations like "Reacting to the Past," role-playing games have seen increased usage in educational settings. This study examined the use of an original role-playing game in four political theory classes. It measured outcomes of student perception and success in regard to learning objectives asking students to…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Political Science, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Kong, Siu Cheung – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
The article presents the learning outcomes of students after walking through a learning trail on academic integrity in a university. With an academic integrity framework and a scoring rubric, students' reflection texts on academic integrity written before and after completing the trail was analyzed by the counting of matching keywords and a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Integrity, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes
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Quaye, Brenda R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic dishonesty is pervasive on college campuses, but few researchers have explored students' situational decisions about cheating. This qualitative study explores influences on students' decisions about academic dishonesty, particularly how students' course contexts affect their decisions. The author found that course context factors heavily…
Descriptors: Cheating, Plagiarism, Integrity, College Students
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Lee, Amy Wai Sum – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic integrity is a quality that all university students must understand and practice. Despite it being a compulsory part of the curriculum in any discipline, cases of violation still arise, suggesting an ineffective learning experience. The author addresses two issues in the teaching of academic integrity--content materials and modes of…
Descriptors: Humanities, Integrity, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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