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Michèle Verdonck; Hattie Wright; Anita Hamilton; Jane Taylor – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
Although there is growing evidence that the flipped classroom approach (FCA) positively impacts the student learning experience and outcomes, much less is known about the educator's experience. This study aimed to explore how educators across several disciplines in a regional Australian University describe their experience of using the FCA.…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Flipped Classroom, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Tim Gorichanaz – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
This paper presents an interpretative phenomenological analysis study of students' experiences with ungrading in the form of reflection-based self-evaluation in a college course. In the landscape of student evaluation, ungrading strategies respond to the limitations of traditional grading systems, particularly with respect to cultivating in-demand…
Descriptors: Grading, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation
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Brian A. Vander Schee; Tony Stovall; Demetra Andrews – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
Online instruction has helped colleges and universities to adjust to budget constraints, limited resources, and student preferences. One way for instructors to adapt to these new expectations is to gain efficiency in larger classes by using team-based assignments and peer grading. Although online peer grading has been used for some time, concerns…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Grading, Course Content, Expertise
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Christiane Reilly; Thomas C. Reeves – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
This design-based research (DBR) study had both local and general goals. Its local goal was to increase active learning in the online courses offered at a large research university in the midwestern United States. Its larger goal was to define active learning design principles for online courses in general, so that they might be used to improve…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Design, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Rebecca A. Bull Schaefer; Lily K. Copeland – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
This paper responds to calls from teacher-student feedback research looking for options on how to improve student performance. In Study 1, we first observe the relationship between student conscientiousness, midterm-performance, feedback-seeking behaviors, and final semester grades. Second, in Study 2, we test whether using an active learning…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Performance, Academic Achievement, Grades (Scholastic)
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Forrest Hisey; Tingting Zhu; Yuhong He – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
Lack of student engagement in online learning is reported as the major challenge contributing to poor academic performance and completion rates. When transforming an in-person undergraduate remote sensing course to online, this study implemented interactive storytelling lecture trailers (ISLTs) as a tool to effect changes in the realms of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Distance Education, Story Telling, Learner Engagement
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Alicia A Dahl; Jessamyn Bowling; Lisa M Krinner; Candace S Brown; George Shaw Jr.; Janaka B Lewis; Trudy Moore-Harrison; Sandra M Clinton; Scott R Gartlan – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
The Paper Chase model is a synchronous collaborative approach to manuscript development. Through a structured and team-based design, authors participate in a "marathon" of writing, editing, revising, and submitting their publications within a specified period. This active-learning approach is considered a high-impact practice by engaging…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Collaborative Writing, Synchronous Communication, Teamwork
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Dana Opre; Camelia ?erban; Andreea Ve?can; Romi?a Iucu – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2024
In recent years, the use of information technology to promote active learning in higher education has raised great interest. Teachers are continuously challenged to identify new research-informed approaches and educational practices for supporting students to actively learn and apply their knowledge. The present study tests the effects on…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Outcomes of Education
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Flom, Jacalyn M.; Green, Karen Y.; Wallace, Steven – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Academic grade performance can be influenced by individual attributes, including motivation, attitudes, and beliefs. These attributes can be manifested by current events, such as technology or world events. Through a survey-based study using validated measures coupled with student grade performance at three instances during their tenure in higher…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Chamberlin, Kelsey; Yasué, Maï; Chiang, I-Chant A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Although research has explored how in-class pedagogical practices and narrative feedback affect student engagement and motivation, questions remain on the impact of grading systems (i.e. multi-interval grades vs pass/fail and narrative evaluation) on academic motivation. Here, we compared the motivation of students who received multi-interval…
Descriptors: Scores, Student Motivation, Grades (Scholastic), Anxiety
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Parrish, Christopher W.; Guffey, Sarah K.; Williams, David S. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Developing a sense of classroom community is important in promoting course satisfaction and in helping students overcome feelings of disconnectedness, especially in online courses. When considering the various strategies identified as contributing to a sense of classroom community, instructors likely need support in which strategies and technology…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment
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McIver, Shane; Murphy, Berni – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Multiple benefits have been attributed to self-assessment and its ability to help develop evaluative judgement among learners. However, student and staff perceptions and what to expect throughout the self-assessment process deserves further scrutiny, particularly at the postgraduate level. To understand how students engage with self-assessment as…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Expectation
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Levy, Dan; Svoronos, Theodore; Klinger, Mae – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Two-stage examinations consist of a first stage in which students work individually as they typically do in examinations (stage 1), followed by a second stage in which they work in groups to complete another examination (stage 2), which typically consists of a subset of the questions from the first examination. Data from two-stage midterm and…
Descriptors: Tests, Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Schillings, Marlies; Roebertsen, Herma; Savelberg, Hans; Dolmans, Diana – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Written feedback plays a key role in the acquisition of academic writing skills. Ideally, this feedback should include feed up, feed back and feed forward. However, written feedback alone is not enough to improve writing skills; students often struggle to interpret the feedback received and enhance their writing skills accordingly. Several studies…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Writing Skills, Skill Development, Feedback (Response)
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Tsang, Art – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2023
Mentoring is a widespread practice in different sectors in society. It is particularly prevalent in higher education. Many have acknowledged the various transitional challenges encountered by first-year tertiary-level students. Greater support is therefore needed for this particular student group. This mixed-methods year-long case study examined…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Socialization, Student Adjustment, Peer Relationship
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