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CohenMiller, A. S.; Miller, Michael V. – College Teaching, 2019
Higher education is moving toward increased online and blended learning formats; however, finding useful resources for such teaching can be challenging. One useful device for integrating multimedia in online and blended teaching is the "open video repository" (OVR), which principally provides freely accessible curated videos and also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Science Instruction, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
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Delima, Dianne G. – College Teaching, 2019
First-generation college (FGC) students compose nearly a third of the total student population in most four-year higher education institutions in the United States. Yet they graduate in drastically lower rates than their non-first-generation peers. To understand how these students can persist with their college learning, faculty need to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role, College Faculty
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Campbell, Laurie O.; Planinz, Tracey; Morris, Kelly; Truitt, Joshua – College Teaching, 2019
The use of video is prevalent in both face-to-face and online classrooms. Online learning leverages the use of video to support and provide instruction through the visuals video affords. The following study documents how undergraduate students interacted with video both in online and face-to-face environments and includes their video-watching…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Behavior, Video Technology, Instructional Films
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Linvill, Darren L. – College Teaching, 2019
This article reports findings of two studies exploring instructor feedback orientations. Study one examined relationships between Big Five personality traits and student feedback orientations. Study two examined relationships between academic traits and feedback orientations. Canonical correlations identified two significant functions for each…
Descriptors: Correlation, Personality Traits, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students
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Judson, Eugene – College Teaching, 2019
Commonly found in elementary schools, learning stations can also be a useful instructional approach for college classrooms. Learning stations prompt student groups to engage with relevant activities and have thoughtful discussions while at the same time allow instructors to monitor and interact with students.
Descriptors: College Students, Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Learning Centers (Classroom)
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Haberlin, Steve; Jacobs, Jennifer; Robinson, Raven – College Teaching, 2019
In this arts-based inquiry, we studied how 50 teacher candidates at seven after-school program sites used the arts, along with traditional written reflections, to examine their teaching beliefs and represent their field experiences. Data were collected throughout the 6-week course semester and analyzed using a three-stage process of thematic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Teachers, After School Programs, Art Activities
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Matic, Jennifer L. – College Teaching, 2019
Both participation in dialog and exposure to others from different cultures have been theorized to increase the ability of an individual to be creative. This study focused on the multicultural student-to-student dialog that took place in one graduate level course. The purpose of this study was to explore how participation in this dialog might…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training, Intercultural Communication, Creative Thinking
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Medaille, Ann; Usinger, Janet – College Teaching, 2019
Quiet students are sometimes misunderstood in the college classroom. Students may be quiet for reasons related to personality traits, learned behaviors, or situational factors, but regardless, their silences may be misinterpreted by their instructors as a lack of engagement in their courses. In fact, quiet students are often very engaged in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Student Behavior
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Walsh, Katharine P.; Sanders, Megan; Gadgil, Soniya – College Teaching, 2019
Research on teaching and learning in condensed-course formats is varied and difficult to generalize. We analyze this research and identify factors that may account for the varied findings. Additionally, we present a mixed methodology study of 20 matched-pair courses (i.e., full and condensed formats) from 11 disciplines which examines student…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Minicourses, Learning, Student Attitudes
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Sidelinger, Robert J.; Tatum, Nicholas T. – College Teaching, 2019
This study (N = 326) was conducted to examine the associations among instructor humor, inappropriate conversations, and instructional dissent. First, results showed students are more likely to employ rhetorical dissent when they perceive their instructors as humorous in the classroom. Second, using expectancy violations theory as a guide, results…
Descriptors: Humor, Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Teacher Student Relationship
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Burns, Victoria F.; Mintzberg, Susan – College Teaching, 2019
There is a growing body of literature exploring the benefits and challenges of co-teaching in higher education. However, there has been little focus on co-teaching from a doctoral student perspective. Drawing on our experiences co-teaching at a large, research-intensive university in Canada, this paper discusses the steps taken to co-design,…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Team Training, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Bordt, Rebecca L. – College Teaching, 2019
Based on a qualitative analysis of 38 interviews with midcareer professors at liberal arts colleges in the Midwest, this paper describes the teaching experiences of professors after 20-some years in the classroom. As a result of getting older and becoming more seasoned instructors, individuals cited an increase in their skill and efficiency in the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Experienced Teachers, Age Differences, Teaching Skills
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Robinson, Jennifer Meta; O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean; Kearns, Katherine D.; Sherwood-Laughlin, Catherine – College Teaching, 2019
Although numerous universities offer graduate students opportunities to develop their teaching, few studies probe the credit-bearing graduate course in college teaching. A survey of 105 instructors of graduate pedagogy courses in the US and Canada explored their preparation, professional appointments, students, and assignments. Results showed…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Teacher Surveys
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Schupak, Esther B. – College Teaching, 2019
Modern college classrooms are increasingly diverse. We face classes where 18-year-olds sit beside grandmothers, native speakers of English sit beside speakers of other languages, and Christians, Jews, and Muslims share classrooms with atheists and agnostics. The question is: how do we take such a varied and ideologically differentiated group of…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Classroom Environment, Listening Skills, Rhetoric
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Meyers, Sal; Rowell, Katherine; Wells, Mary; Smith, Brian C. – College Teaching, 2019
This paper defines teacher empathy, argues that teacher empathy enhances student learning, and offers suggestions for increasing teacher empathy. Teacher empathy is the degree to which an instructor works to deeply understand students' personal and social situations, to feel care and concern in response to students' positive and negative emotions,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Empathy
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