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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Micari, Marina; Drane, Denise – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2011
This study examines the relationship of social-comparison concern, comfort, and self-efficacy to course performance and program persistence in a small-group learning environment. As part of the study, 205 undergraduates in a peer-led, small-group science learning program were surveyed at the beginning and end of the academic term; surveys…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Grade Point Average, Self Efficacy, Academic Persistence
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Swarat, Su; Light, Greg; Park, Eun Jung; Drane, Denise – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011
The importance of "size and scale" in nanoscience and engineering has been recognized by both scientists and science educators. A solid understanding of this concept is key to the learning of nanoscience. Students, however, have been reported to have considerable difficulty grasping this concept; yet little is known regarding their state of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, Engineering Education, Student Attitudes
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Kolikant, Yifat Ben-David; Drane, Denise; Calkins, Susanna – College Teaching, 2010
Personal response systems (PRS)--also called student response systems (SRS), or more commonly, "clickers"--can be a catalyst for transformation of a learning environment from one of silence to one rich in dialogue and interaction. But how is this transformation achieved? In this paper, we present three case studies of instructors who use PRS in…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Reaction, Teaching Methods, Educational Environment
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Light, Greg; Calkins, Susanna; Luna, Melissa; Drane, Denise – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
This paper reports findings from an empirical four-year study designed to investigate the relationship between key constructs of an extended model of teaching and learning in higher education. Using a mixed-methods approach, we sought to assess the impact of a year-long faculty development program (FDP) designed for pre-tenure faculty on…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, College Faculty
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Drane, Denise; Smith, H. David; Light, Greg; Pinto, Larry; Swarat, Su – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2005
Minority student attrition and underachievement is a long-standing and widespread concern in higher education. It is especially acute in introductory science courses which are prerequisites for students planning to pursue science-related careers. Poor performance in these courses often results in attrition of minorities from the science fields.…
Descriptors: Workshops, Higher Education, Student Attrition, Underachievement
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Swarat, Su; Drane, Denise; Smith, H. David; Light, Greg; Pinto, Lawrence – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2004
The Gateway Science Workshop is a peer-facilitated, problem-focused program designed to improve student retention in the sciences. This article discusses its development, implementation, and efficacy, which is demonstrated by higher retention of workshop students in the course sequences. Evidence suggests that the program has particular benefits…
Descriptors: Workshops, Minority Groups, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence