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Schubert, T. F., Jr.; Kim, E. M. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2009
The use of Miller's Theorem in the determination of the high-frequency cutoff frequency of transistor amplifiers was recently challenged by a paper published in this TRANSACTIONS. Unfortunately, that paper provided no simulation or experimental results to bring credence to the challenge or to validate the alternate method of determination…
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Science Experiments, Simulation, Validity
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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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Marullo, Sam; Moayedi, Roxanna; Cooke, Deanna – Teaching Sociology, 2009
C. Wright Mills would be a friendly critic of service learning, acknowledging its benefits for providing students with experiential learning opportunities to connect personal troubles with social issues. Yet he would be critical of service-learning practices that perpetuate institutional power inequalities and that do not advance the social change…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Projects, Service Learning, Sociology
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Middleton, Andrew – ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 2009
This paper discusses a university-wide pilot designed to encourage academics to creatively explore learner-centred applications for digital audio. Participation in the pilot was diverse in terms of technical competence, confidence and contextual requirements and there was little prior experience of working with digital audio. Many innovative…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Case Studies, Interviews, Higher Education
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Ward, Rod; Moule, Pam; Lockyer, Lesley – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2009
This paper describes the findings about the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the education of health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK). The work is part of a wider study scoping the use of e-learning. Its objectives were to: (1) Explore issues influencing implementation and use by both early and late adopters; (2) Identify barriers to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Black, Elizabeth L. – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
This article describes the usefulness of Web analytics for understanding the users of an academic library Web site. Using a case study, the analysis describes how Web analytics can answer questions about Web site user behavior, including when visitors come, the duration of the visit, how they get there, the technology they use, and the most…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Users (Information)
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Sosa, Lynn E.; Gupta, Shaili; Juthani-Mehta, Manisha; Hadler, James L. – Journal of American College Health, 2009
The authors describe a case of aseptic meningitis in a college student that was ultimately attributed to infection with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV). The authors also provide a review of LCMV infection, epidemiology, and public health implications. Providers should be aware of LCMV as a cause of meningitis in college students,…
Descriptors: College Students, Public Health, Epidemiology, Diseases
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Parramore, Keith – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2009
In Volume 26, Number 2, we reported on a group case study run for level 3 mathematics students at the University of Brighton. At the core of the study was a quadratic assignment problem, and we reported on attempts by students to use Excel to solve the problem, and on the attendant difficulties. We provided an elegant solution. In this article, we…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Mathematics, Spreadsheets, Mathematical Applications
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Kelley, Patricia H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2009
College honors courses provide an opportunity to tackle controversial topics in an atmosphere that encourages active learning, critical thinking, and open discussion. This venue is particularly appropriate for examining the debate about teaching intelligent design (ID) in public school science classes. A one-credit honors enrichment seminar taught…
Descriptors: College Students, Honors Curriculum, Seminars, Evolution
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Rozensher, Susan G.; Seal, David S. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
The experiential learning approach has been gathering substantial momentum and support in educational circles. In the team-based experiential learning project presented here, which effectively integrated theory and application, students were charged with creating an integrated marketing communications plan to demarket binge drinking on the college…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Marketing, Alcohol Abuse, Campuses
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Watson, M.; McMahon, M. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
In the context of a rapidly transforming society, the present article discusses issues facing career counselling in higher education in South Africa. Using the Systems Theory Framework of career development, the article considers the multi-levelled and multi-layered national and international context in which the challenges facing career…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Systems Approach, Foreign Countries, Career Development
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Cornelius, Sarah; Medyckyj-Scott, David; Forrest, David; Williams, Andrew; Mackaness, William – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2008
Work placements are a well-established part of the curricula of many geographical sciences, as are opportunities for online learning. Whilst many aspects of the learning experience for undergraduates have been given an online makeover the placement has remained a "real" experience. This paper considers the potential value of an online placement…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Experience, Internet, Case Studies
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Adams, Christopher M.; Puig, Ana – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2008
Yoga has become increasingly popular in the United States, and college counselors should be familiar with this practice due to its popularity among college students. This article provides a brief overview of yoga and research on its benefits for mental health concerns often experienced by college students. Additionally, it addresses methods of…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Techniques, Case Studies, Mental Health
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Paladino, Derrick; Minton, Casey A. Barrio – Journal of American College Health, 2008
Whether one knows someone who is thinking of suicide, has attempted suicide, or has completed suicide, nearly all individuals who encounter suicide are affected. The influence and residual affects of suicide are further amplified as the issue reaches across communities such as college or university campuses. College and university staff must…
Descriptors: Campuses, Suicide, Risk, College Students
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Marks, Michael P. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2008
This article suggests strategies for promoting scholarly discussion and critical thinking in political science classes. When scholars study politics they are engaged in an investigation into the dynamics of governance, not a debate over personal political beliefs. The problem with a politicized classroom is that it gives students a false…
Descriptors: Political Science, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, College Students
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