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Torres, David H.; Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Science communication, public speaking, technical communication, professional and/or management communication. Objectives: This activity about scientific and technical communication uses narrative principles to communicate complex information to broader audiences. Upon completion of the activity, students will be able to: (1) Explain the…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Communication Strategies, Public Speaking, Personal Narratives
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Slayter, Erik; Higgins, Lindsey M. – College Teaching, 2018
The development of a student's ability to make data-driven decisions has become a focus in higher education (Schield 1999; Stephenson and Caravello 2007). Data literacy, the ability to understand and use data to effectively inform decisions, is a fundamental component of information competence (Mandinach and Gummer 2013; Stephenson and Caravello,…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Decision Making
Clouder, Lynn, Ed.; Broughan, Christine, Ed.; Jewell, Steve, Ed.; Steventon, Graham, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
With a unique focus on the relationship between assessment and engagement this book explores what works in terms of keeping students on course to succeed. Against a backdrop of massification and the associated increase in student diversity there is an escalating requirement for personalized, technology driven learning in higher education. In…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Expertise, Evidence, Feedback (Response)
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Owens, Michael A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2012
This case was developed for use in a course in educational leadership or organizational theory with a focus on change in educational organizations. In this case narrative, data are presented relating to a proposed restructuring of an educational leadership program. Students should analyze the narrative to look for information that helps them…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Schools of Education, Organizational Change, Online Courses
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Fuselier, Linda; Bougary, Azhar; Malott, Michelle – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2011
Students benefit most from their science education when they participate fully in the process of science in the context of real-world problems. We describe a student-directed open-inquiry lab experience that has no predetermined outcomes and requires students to engage in all components of scientific inquiry from posing a question through…
Descriptors: World Problems, Student Attitudes, Molecular Biology, Science Education
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Brown, Daniel S. – Communication Teacher, 2010
Objective: Students will develop positive attitudes toward communication research by linking new values and principles with the familiar values and principles contained in children's literature. Course: Communication Research Methods.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Communication Research, Research Methodology, Research Design
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Albers, Cheryl – Teaching Sociology, 2009
Unintended outcomes can derail the best of intentions in the classroom. Designing a new course for Honors students provided an opportunity to change my traditional teaching style. I envisioned a classroom where students enthusiastically became more self-directed learners. I was perplexed with mixed reactions from students; while some joined me and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teaching Styles, Curriculum Design
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Green, Kris; Emerson, Allen – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
The first part of this two-part paper [see EJ787497] described the development of a new freshman business mathematics (FBM) course at our college. In this paper, we discuss our assessment tool, the business memo, as a venue for students to apply mathematical skills, via mathematical modelling, to realistic business problems. These memos have…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Mathematics, College Freshmen, Business Education
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Gaudry-Hudson, Christine; Yalda, Sepideh – College Teaching, 2008
An important component of student-centered learning is students' ability to connect to their own experiences and to build on their initial perspectives. In this collaborative project, two courses, one in foreign language and one in meteorology, use online postings and threaded discussions to guide the student in a self-study of progress, learning,…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Instruction, Student Centered Curriculum
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Potterfield, April; Majerus, Mary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
Both the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommend appropriately incorporating mathematics into other disciplines (NRC 1996; NRC 2003; NCTM 2000). With this in mind, an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based project was undertaken to incorporate mathematical analysis of data into a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Objectives, Physiology, Mathematics Instruction, Statistics
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DiCarlo, Stephen E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2008
When teaching and learning about alveolar ventilation with our class of 300 first-year medical students, we use four simple, inexpensive "models." The models, which encourage research-oriented learning and help our students to understand complex ideas, are distributed to the students before class. The students anticipate something new every day,…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Ventilation, Medical Education, Models
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Long, Kenneth – College Teaching, 2008
In the fall 2005 semester, the author designed a course in the history of America's modern wars hoping to encourage students to criticize and oppose the country's current aggressions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Surveys of student attitude change suggest that the course did promote criticism but did far less to facilitate student activism. The author…
Descriptors: Modern History, Student Attitudes, Activism, Attitude Change
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2007
Some have called the current generation of college students the Web generation. They are wrong! The pace of technology change continues to quicken. The effects of globalization and social networking have not yet had their full impact. At best, the present students represent a transitional group. The tools we use define us, and the media revolution…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Internet, College Students, Higher Education
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Lord, Thomas; Shelly, Chad; Zimmerman, Rachel – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
Can you imagine a class where students cover the content with each other rather than simply listening to the professor's lecture? Can you envision students developing their own laboratory investigations and quizzing each other weekly to check for understanding? Well, that's pretty much how the major science organizations across the nation are…
Descriptors: Investigations, College Science, Botany, Laboratory Experiments
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Garavalia, Linda; Gredler, Margaret – American Journal of Evaluation, 2004
The Delphi technique permits the collection of rich evaluation data. Benefits of using the Delphi include the collection of data that is generated by participants with minimal leading by researchers, an iterative process that demonstrates to participants how their ideas and opinions are being utilized in the research process, and a planned…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Case Studies, Delphi Technique, Higher Education
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