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Crist, Courtney A.; Duncan, Susan E.; Bianchi, Laurie M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2017
A Wiki research project was created in the Functional Foods for Health (FST/HNFE 2544) as an instructional tool and assignment for improving undergraduate students' proficiency in evaluating appropriate information sources for rapidly evolving science and research. The project design targeted improving students' information literacy skills…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Food, Information Sources, Information Literacy
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Çakiroglu, Ünal; Yildiz, Merve; Mazlum, Ebru; Turan Güntepe, Ebru; Aydin, Senay – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore collaborative activities that were carried out via weblogs according to a "learning by design" approach. During the instructional process, Microsoft Publisher was used for a series of infographic design activities. The study participants were 33 undergraduate students who were enrolled…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Undergraduate Students, Qualitative Research
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He, Q. Peter; Wang, Jin; Zhang, Rong; Johnson, Donald; Knight, Andrew; Polala, Ravali – Chemical Engineering Education, 2016
In view of potential demand for skilled engineers and competent researchers in the biofuels field, we have identified a significant gap between advanced biofuels research and undergraduate biofuels education in chemical engineering. To help bridge this gap, we created educational materials that systematically integrate biofuels technologies into…
Descriptors: Fuels, Teaching Methods, Researchers, Chemical Engineering
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Goehle, Geoff; Wagaman, John – PRIMUS, 2016
This paper concerns the impact and reception of gamification elements that were added to the online homework system "WeBWorK." After performing two studies, we found that the students felt that the gamification system rewarded them for their effort. However, we did not find any indication that gamification elements improved student…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Homework, Web Based Instruction
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Hulsizer, Heidi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
Videos have been used in classrooms for decades, but student-produced video has recently become a viable, economical option to enhance learning. Students were asked to create videos to be used for their exam review in two different undergraduate mathematics courses: Differential Equation and Complex Analysis. Students were then surveyed about…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Video Technology
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Hawkins, Amy J.; Stark, Louisa A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Climate change is at the forefront of our cultural conversation about science, influencing everything from presidential debates to Leonardo DiCaprio's 2016 Oscar acceptance speech. The topic is becoming increasingly socially and scientifically relevant but is no closer to being resolved. Most high school students take a life science course but…
Descriptors: Climate, Science Instruction, Biological Sciences, Misconceptions
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Baim, Susan A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Routine correspondence with the author's business technology students indicated the need for increased skill and professionalism in social media communications as a key driver of successful career development strategies. A new course designed to assist students in transitioning from typical, casual social media use to the more rigorous and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Communication Skills, STEM Education, Skill Development
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Guillard, Julianne – Gender and Education, 2016
As they say in social media, feminism is "trending"; feminist conversations, grassroots movements, and activism mark a fourth wave of feminist practice and theory defined by digital spaces. This article considers the effectiveness of using social media as both a course assignment and as a conduit for civic engagement. I analyse survey…
Descriptors: Feminism, Activism, Social Media, Mass Media Use
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Xianwei, Gao; Samuel, Moses; Asmawi, Adelina – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
This study explores Qzone weblog for critical peer feedback (CPF) in Business English writing (BEW) among the Chinese undergraduates. A qualitative case study is conducted by Nvivo 8 to analyze the three research data of semi-structured interviews, BEW writing assignments, and CPF artifacts on Qzone weblog. Three research questions are focused to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Journals, Electronic Journals
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Marshall, James – Open Learning, 2016
This article explores the potential of course dashboards as a front-end strategy for decreasing online course dropout rates. Scholarship has addressed course attrition once students are enrolled in online courses. However, supporting academic success by assisting students in the making of effective decisions about which online courses to take has…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Course Selection (Students), Computer Interfaces, Distance Education
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Lindh, Jacob; Annerstedt, Claes; Besier, Thor; Matheson, Gordon O.; Rydmark, Martin – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
Under a previous grant (2005-08), researchers and teachers at Stanford University (SU) and the University of Gothenburg (GU) co-designed a ten-week interdisciplinary, research-based laboratory course in human biology to be taught online to undergraduate students. Essentials in the subject were taught during the first four weeks of this course.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, College Science, Student Experience
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Shane-Simpson, Christina; Che, Elizabeth; Brooks, Patricia J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
To test the feasibility of Wikipedia editing in large undergraduate psychology classrooms, we engaged groups of students in a large introductory-level Human Development course (N = 110) in editing Wikipedia articles to improve psychology-related content. Students attended in-class workshops and received online support to develop skills. They…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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Lin, C-Y.; Reigeluth, C. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
While educators value wikis' potential, wikis may fail to support collaborative constructive learning without careful scaffolding. This article proposes literature-based instructional methods, revised based on two expert instructors' input, presents the collected empirical evidence on the effects of these methods and proposes directions for future…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning
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McGahan, William T.; Ernst, Hardy; Dyson, Laurel Evelyn – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2016
There has been an increasing focus on student-generated multimedia assessment as a way of introducing the benefits of both visual literacy and peer-mediated learning into university courses. One such assessment was offered to first-year health science students but, contrary to expectations, led to poorer performance in their end-of-semester…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Visual Literacy, Multimedia Materials, Handheld Devices
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Perruso, Carol – College & Research Libraries, 2016
This longitudinal study at a large public university surveyed students of the 2008 freshmen cohort over four years about their use of websites and library resources for their research papers. The three goals of the study were to track changes in reported research behavior over time, to see if students' reported source choices were associated with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Search Engines, Library Materials, Use Studies
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