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Alvarez-Bell, Rosa M.; Wirtz, Derrick; Bian, Hui – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2017
When implementing innovative teaching techniques, instructors often seek to gauge the success of their methods. Proposing one approach to assessing classroom innovation, this study examines the ability of students' ratings of engagement and instructional practices to predict their learning in a cooperative (team-based) framework. After identifying…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Practices, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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Wang, Melissa; Bohn, Dawn M. – Journal of Food Science Education, 2018
Setting instructional goals to drive student engagement in the classroom is essential, as research has shown that improved student engagement in a course will affect student success, as well as the development of key personal and professional skills. Student engagement is a multifaceted concept with multiple perspectives. In focusing on the…
Descriptors: Foods Instruction, Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Student Surveys
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Lundberg, Carol A.; Sheridan, Dennis – College Teaching, 2015
Using a sample of 812 students who were enrolled exclusively in online courses, this study investigated the extent to which engagement in various elements of the college experience contributed to their learning. A supportive learning environment was the strongest predictor of learning in all three domains measured in the study. Faculty feedback…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Investigations, Educational Environment
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Kandiko Howson, Camille; Buckley, Alex – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2017
Student engagement has become a key feature of UK higher education, but until recently there has been a lack of data to track, benchmark and drive enhancement. In 2015 the first full administration ran in the UK a range of survey items drawn from the US-based National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). This is the latest example of international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Construction, College Freshmen, College Seniors
Pampel, Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This qualitative, multisite case study used Dee Fink's taxonomy of significant learning as a lens through which to examine the curricular structure, academic practices, and graduate outcomes for honors programs at Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Special attention was given to the distinctive quality of Ignatian pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Catholics, Church Related Colleges, Honors Curriculum, Outcomes of Education
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Lundberg, Carol A.; Lowe, Shelly C. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
With a national sample of 700 Native American students who took the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), this study tested the ways faculty interaction and inclusion of diverse perspectives in the classroom contributed to learning for Native American students. Significant predictors of learning were quality academic advising, faculty…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Learner Engagement, Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction
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Dumford, Amber D.; Cogswell, Cindy A.; Miller, Angie L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Learning strategies have been shown to be an important part of success in the classroom, but little research exists that examines differences across major fields concerning the use and faculty emphasis of learning strategies. This study uses data from the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to explore…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Student Surveys
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Vaughan, Norman; Cloutier, David – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
The purpose of this student-faculty partnership research study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a blended four-year Bachelor of Education Elementary Program at a Canadian university using the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) framework. Data was collected from the first graduating cohort of students from the B.Ed. program in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty
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Wang, Jui-Sheng; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F.; Ribera, Amy K. – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
In this study the authors analyze longitudinal student survey data from the 17-institution Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education (WNS) to determine the extent that the influence of overall exposure to clear and organized instruction on four-year growth in two measures of cognitive development is mediated by student use of deep approaches…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Classroom Techniques, Instructional Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies
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Hui, Sammy King Fai; Cheung, Hoi Yan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2015
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is often seen to be constraining and focused on specific skill development for specific occupations. This goal is at odds with the demands of a knowledge economy that requires more general educational outcomes for an uncertain and unpredictable labour market. For this reason, Hui (2012) has…
Descriptors: Cultural Literacy, Learner Engagement, National Surveys, Correlation
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Dumford, Amber D.; Miller, Angie L. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2018
As the popularity of online education continues to rise, many colleges and universities are interested in how to best deliver course content for online learners. This study explores the ways in which taking courses through an online medium impacts student engagement, utilizing data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. Data was analyzed…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Learner Engagement
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Junco, Reynol; Elavsky, C. Michael; Heiberger, Greg – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Herein, we present data from two studies of Twitter usage in different postsecondary courses with the goal of analyzing the relationships surrounding student engagement and collaboration as they intersect learning outcomes. Study 1 was conducted with 125 students taking a first-year seminar course, half of who were required to use Twitter while…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Teaching Methods
Gorman, Bonnie B. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In this dissertation, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) serves as a nodal point through which to examine the power relations shaping the direction and practices of higher education in the twenty-first century. Theoretically, my analysis is informed by Foucault's concept of governmentality, briefly defined as a technology of power…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Learner Engagement, Power Structure
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Loes, Chad N.; Culver, K. C.; Trolian, Teniell L. – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We investigated the influence of collaborative learning on students' openness to diversity in the 1st year of college. Even in the presence of a host of potential confounders, we found that exposure to collaborative learning activities positively influenced students' openness to diversity, regardless of their individual background characteristics.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, College Freshmen, Student Diversity, Interaction
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Herzog, Serge – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2011
Most institutional research (IR) practitioners lack access to direct measures of longitudinal student learning, let alone assessment instruments systematically embedded into the curriculum that yield representative cognitive gain data controlling for student motivation. Typically, measures of student learning growth rest on findings from survey…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Educational Researchers, Access to Information, Value Judgment
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