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Brailas, Alexios; Koskinas, Konstantinos; Alexias, George – Cogent Education, 2017
This paper focuses on the conceptual model of an academic course inspired by complexity theory. In the proposed conceptual model, the aim of teaching is to form a learning organization: a knowledge community with emergent properties that cannot be reduced to any linear combination of the properties of its parts. In this approach, the learning of…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Class Activities, Models, Teaching Methods
Brown, Gary R.; Rhodes, Terrel L. – Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2016
America's institutions of higher education have been challenged to develop new strategies to improve the success of all students. With more and more students attending multiple institutions, improving the transfer process is key to ensuring all students succeed. AAC&U launched the Quality Collaboratives (QC) project in 2011 with support from…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education
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Huc-Hepher, Saskia; Barros, Elsa Huertas – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper presents an e-collaboration project involving real-time videoconferencing exchanges between students from the University of Westminster and the Universit√© Catholique de Lille. Students drew on diverse resources, including written quantitative data and first-hand qualitative data in French/English to complete weekly tasks. Follow-up work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, College Students, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Powley, Edward H.; Taylor, Scott N. – Journal of Management Education, 2014
Management schools must be prepared to aid leaders and managers to succeed in uncertain environments. We offer two approaches, each designed for critical thinking skill development, to teach graduate management students about leading in and through potential disruption to organizational life. First, we present a personalized case method that…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Administrators, Critical Thinking, Skill Development
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Guo, Shujie; Cockburn-Wootten, Cheryl; Munshi, Debashish – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2014
The intercultural divides in values, perceptions, and interpretations of concepts have been studied extensively by international business and intercultural communication scholars. Consequentially, much effort in university classrooms is spent on focusing on the differences between groups and on finding ways to "manage" cultural…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Case Studies, Cultural Pluralism, Reflection
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Schaefer, Valentin; Doner, Sue; Pivnick, Janet – Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, 2013
The Native Species and Natural Processes certificate at the University of Victoria is an advanced-level online program of four courses to introduce students to state-of-the-art topics in the field of ecological restoration. The program posed some unique challenges for course developers. The development team needed to find ways to create online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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Bergom, Inger; Wright, Mary C.; Brown, Marie Kendall; Brooks, Michael – About Campus, 2011
Much has been written about the benefits of collaborative learning in terms of its impact on interpersonal skills and academic achievement. Many education studies suggest that students learn better when they work interactively with others and that retention of material is improved through collaborative learning. Others explain that the development…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Cooperative Learning, Student Development, Teaching Methods
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Andersson, Annika – International Journal on E-Learning, 2010
This paper builds on a case study on e-learning in Sri Lanka with focus on students underlying beliefs about how one learns. E-learning programs are most often set up with the assumption that students should think, act and learn independently and with underlying values of constructivism and learner-centred learning. For students used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Electronic Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Villasclaras-Fernandez, Eloy D.; Hernandez-Gonzalo, Julio A.; Hernandez-Leo, Davinia; Asensio-Perez, Juan I.; Dimitriadis, Yannis; Martinez-Mones, Alejandra – Educational Technology & Society, 2009
Current research work in e-learning and more specifically in the field of CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) deals with design of collaborative activities, according to computer-interpretable specifications, such as IMS Learning Design, and their posterior enactment using LMSs (Learning Management Systems). A script that describes…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Computer Software, Management Systems
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Borglund, Dan – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2007
In order to improve student learning in an advanced course in aeronautics, lectures are replaced with more student-centred sessions based on peer learning. The course is organised in student teams, with the main task of delivering lecture requests for full class discussions. For the same reason, the written theory exam is replaced by a peer review…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Advanced Courses, Cooperative Learning, Case Studies
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Tuminaro, Jonathan; Redish, Edward F. – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2007
Although much is known about the differences between expert and novice problem solvers, knowledge of those differences typically does not provide enough detail to help instructors understand why some students seem to learn physics while solving problems and others do not. A critical issue is how students access the knowledge they have in the…
Descriptors: Physics, Problem Solving, Phenomenology, Science Instruction
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Avouris, N.; Fiotakis, G.; Kahrimanis, G.; Margaritis, M.; Komis, V. – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2007
In this article, we discuss key requirements for collecting behavioural data concerning technology-supported collaborative learning activities. It is argued that the common practice of analysis of computer generated log files of user interactions with software tools is not enough for building a thorough view of the activity. Instead, more…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Computer Software, Computer Assisted Instruction, Problem Solving
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Damron, Danny; Mott, Jonathan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2005
Students of the pedagogy of teaching have found that cooperative/problem-based learning activities engage the learner, promote ownership of the material, advance the development of higher-level cognitive skills and increase retention better than more passive learning activities. Despite broad recognition within the political science discipline…
Descriptors: Political Science, Learner Engagement, Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning