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Swan, Amy K.; Sleeter, Nathan M.; Schrum, Kelly – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2019
Using an expanded version of Alexander's (2008) theory of dialogic teaching developed by RojasDrummond, Torreblanca, Pedraza, Vélez, and Guzmán (2013), this case study explored how instructors and students in a hybrid graduate course engaged in the process of dialogic teaching and learning (DTL). In particular, we examined the ways in which…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Inquiry
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Andrews Graham, D'Nita – Online Learning, 2019
Technology and distance education are on the rise in community colleges, four-year institutions, Ivy League colleges, research institutions, and technical colleges. One of the most significant phenomena occurring in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) today is distance education. Academic leaders can better implement professional…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Electronic Learning, Conventional Instruction, Black Colleges
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Pierce, Richard; Silvius, Don – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2019
Slate tablets and more recently detachable tablets occupy a nebulous position in education. Institutions are increasingly required to assess the return on investment of deploying these devices. The purpose of this study was to investigate user engagement with the iPad Pro + Apple Pencil in the first semester distribution in the fall of 2016. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Lending, Diane; Mitri, Michel; Dillon, Thomas W. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
This paper describes James Madison University's undergraduate major in Computer Information Systems as an example of a high-quality Information Systems (IS) program and discusses our planned evolution in the context of the rapid changes of technological, business, and social factors. We have determined what we consider to be five essential…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), Teaching Methods, Integrated Curriculum
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Ludwig, Patrice; Tongen, Anthony; Walton, Brian – PRIMUS, 2018
James Madison University faculty team-teach an interdisciplinary mathematical modeling course for mathematics and biology students. We have used two different project-based approaches to emphasize the mathematical concepts taught in class, while also exposing students to new areas of mathematics not formally covered in class. The first method…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Andrews-Graham, D'Nita A. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2018
This phenomenological research was designed to learn and understand the transitioning experience of higher education faculty moving from online instruction to traditional face-to-face instruction. One of the most significant phenomenon occurring in higher education today is distance education. Technology and distance education are on the rise in…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education
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Blum, Michael; Barger, Adam – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
The digital landscape for teaching and learning increasingly supports the inclusion of multimedia-based instructional strategies. In higher education, a culminating class project or final assignment often requires students to synthesize, analyze, and create content using a variety of communication modalities. Such projects, when closely aligned…
Descriptors: Assignments, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Lepczyk, Billie; Wagner, Teri; Cennamo, Katherine S. – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
Design-based learning is often promoted as a way for students to practice the skills essential for their future success; however, little research in this area has been conducted in the field of dance. One aim of this research is to contribute to the literature by examining the process through which undergraduate students from multiple disciplines…
Descriptors: Dance, Undergraduate Students, Innovation, Dance Education
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Servilio, Kathryn L.; Hollingshead, Aleksandra; Hott, Brittany L. – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
In higher education, current teaching evaluation models typically involve senior faculty evaluating junior faculty. However, there is evidence that peer-to-peer junior faculty observations and feedback may be just as effective. This descriptive case study utilized an inductive analysis to examine experiences of six special education early career…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Peer Evaluation, Higher Education, College Faculty
Skipper, Tracy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate Students
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Olesova, Larisa A.; Melville, Anne Driscoll – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
The online environment presents a unique challenge to higher education. Shifting from the face-to-face format to online not only involves rethinking course design, but requires careful consideration of when and how to teach students, how to find and evaluate information needed to successfully complete coursework. One solution is faculty teaming…
Descriptors: Library Services, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wiley, David; Williams, Linda; DeMarte, Daniel; Hilton, John – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
A growing body of research confirms the financial and academic benefits that accrue to students whose faculty adopt open educational resources, or OER. While there are no content licensing costs associated with using OER, there are several real costs that must be incurred by an institution that chooses to support its faculty in adopting OER. The…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Open Education, Costs, College Faculty
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Boyd Potter, Rachel – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2016
In this article, Boyd Potter describes teacher education faculty as both artisans and architects. As artisans, it is not only their products that enrich us; it is the art of the craft itself that shapes their work. An artisan is valued for the creative endeavor, and not solely the masterpiece. Preparing a quality teacher is not easy work, while…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Liberal Arts
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Hurney, Carol A.; Nash, Carole; Hartman, Christie-Joy B.; Brantmeier, Edward J. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: Key elements of a curriculum are presented for a faculty development program that integrated sustainability content with effective course design methodology across a variety of disciplines. The study aims to present self-reported impacts for a small number of faculty participants and their courses. Design/methodology/approach: A yearlong…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Course Content, Faculty Development, Instructional Design
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Schwebach, J. Reid; Gerasimova, Daria; Luther, David A.; Verhoeven, Anne B.; Davis, Claudette P.; Gostel, Morgan; Romulo, Chelsie; Schreffler, Lisa; Seshaiyer, Padmanabhan; Nelson, Jill K. – Athens Journal of Education, 2016
With the increasing popularity of active teaching methods, universities have become more interested in changing instruction from direct lecture to interactive engagement. The George Mason University (Mason, Virginia, USA) Biology Department is achieving this goal through: 1) faculty participation in the SIMPLE project; 2) faculty and student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Educational Research
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