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Leydon, Joseph; Wilson, Kathi; Boyd, Cleo – Journal of Geography, 2014
Poor quality writing skills among undergraduate geography students is a significant concern among university instructors. This article reports on a multipronged strategy aimed at improving student writing in a large, first-year human geography course. The strategy emphasized ways to provide effective feedback through teaching assistant training,…
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Writing Ability, College Freshmen
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Mui, Amy B.; Nelson, Sarah; Huang, Bruce; He, Yuhong; Wilson, Kathi – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
This paper describes a web-enabled learning platform providing remote access to geospatial software that extends the learning experience outside of the laboratory setting. The platform was piloted in two undergraduate courses, and includes a software server, a data server, and remote student users. The platform was designed to improve the quality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Wilson, Kathi; Boyd, Cleo; Chen, Liwen; Jamal, Sarosh – Computers & Education, 2011
The main objective of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of computer-assisted formative assessment in a large, first-year undergraduate geography course. In particular, the paper evaluates the impact of computer-assisted multiple-choice practice tests on student performance in the course as well as student opinions of this type of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Formative Evaluation