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Tsang, Art – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Oral presentations, activities often assessed and also a means by which learning could take place, are commonplace in higher education. General (delivery) skills in presentations are particularly useful beyond university such as in job interviews and communication with clients and colleagues in the workplace. However, little has been in place to…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Skill Development, Self Management, Communication Skills
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Miller, Kelly K.; de St. Jorre, Trina Jorre; West, Jan M.; Johnson, Elizabeth D. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Digital credentials (or badges) allow evidence of achievement to be more detailed than is possible through grades, and can be shared more broadly than is possible through the academic transcript. Here, we illustrate the potential use of digital credentials in higher education through sharing an approach that utilised digital credentials to…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Information Storage, Credentials, Higher Education
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Law, Sweety; Baer, Amy – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
This article reports an initiative to improve student writing by incorporating technology-based structured peer review in the revision process. Although the most important step of writing, the revision step, is overlooked by students for several reasons. We describe a successful 10-week long intervention with students from upper-level…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Technology Uses in Education
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Hodgson, David – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
The examination of a PhD thesis marks an important stage in the PhD student journey. Here, the student's research, thinking and writing are assessed by experts in their field. Yet, in the early stages of candidature, students often do not know what is expected of their thesis, nor what examiners will scrutinise and comment on. However, what…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Expectation, Supervision
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Soares, André Escórcio; Lopes, Miguel Pereira – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
As the role of students and lecturers in higher education changes, several questions emerge about the role of each of them on students' academic performance. This includes questions regarding the impact of the relationships between students, lecturer's characteristics and the social environment on students' performance. To address these questions,…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Educational Environment, Leadership Styles, Security (Psychology)
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García-Almeida, Desiderio Juan; Cabrera-Nuez, María Teresa – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Cooperative learning techniques in teaching activities are becoming increasingly popular. Many studies have documented the benefits of these techniques, but fewer have analysed the factors affecting students' achievement. One of those factors could be the student's proactivity, since cooperative techniques require active involvement of students.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Motivation, Locus of Control, Creativity
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Clinton, Virginia; Kelly, Alison E. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Student attitudes toward active learning techniques, such as group discussion, are often negative. The purpose of this study was to determine if an intervention informing students of the usefulness of group discussions affects their attitudes on group discussions. Students were randomly assigned to view a video and answer an essay question either…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Group Discussion, Intervention, Teaching Methods
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Knifsend, Casey A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
The transition to university, while a time of growth, can also be difficult for many students, with declines in psychosocial well-being common. Specific stressors can include both those related to academics and those related to life transitions during this time, like moving out or being away from one's family. Understanding the factors that can…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Students, Social Behavior, Psychological Patterns
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Goodenough, Anne E.; Roberts, Hazel; Biggs, David M.; Derounian, James G.; Hart, Adam G.; Lynch, Kenny – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Resilience is a multifaceted concept but, in the context of learning, it can best be thought of as an individual's capacity to create and maximise opportunities as well as responding positively to setbacks and challenges. Developing students' resilience is becoming increasingly important. Research has shown resilience links to attainment,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), College Students, Internship Programs, Active Learning
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Derounian, James Garo – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Change and exploration offer students and staff the opportunity to positively embrace use of mobile devices in higher education teaching, so that the much-vaunted pursuit of technology-based co-production of learning can become a reality. There is a need to evaluate the incidence and effect of the use of mobile devices in class, however, given the…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Tassone, Adrianna; Liu, Jenny J. W.; Reed, Maureen J.; Vickers, Kristin – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2020
Increasingly, students engage in multitasking during lecture by shifting their attention between class material and irrelevant information from texts and webpages. It is well established that this divided attention impairs memory and learning. Less is known about how to correct the problem. This study used an educational intervention in the form…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Time Management, Intervention, Student Attitudes
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Jones, Jennifer A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Self-regulated learning assumes learners are active agents who can establish and make progress toward learning goals. Classroom activities can facilitate the emergence of self-regulated learning. One strategy to encourage self-regulated learning is to ask students to develop questions for a quiz or examination. The process of developing questions…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Class Activities
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Geertshuis, Susan A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Few studies have assessed the particular relationships between students' emotional well-being, both positive and negative and their learning. This study followed a cohort of mature students through their first semester at university. Four dimensions of emotional well-being were captured (enthusiasm, contentment, anxiety and depression) at three…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Law, Anna S.; Stock, Rosemary – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Research has demonstrated that learning is impaired if students multitask with media while encountering new information. However, some have gone further and suggested that media-multitasking (as a general activity) may have a negative impact on cognitive control processes. If this were the case, students who are heavy media-multitaskers generally…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Attention Control, Time Management, Academic Achievement
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Bolden, Edward C., III.; Oestreich, Tina M.; Kenney, Michael J.; Yuhnke, Brian T., Jr. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article focuses on students' perceptions of small-group activities, discussion, and technology-based interactivity implemented in two different learning environments, namely, in a large, traditional lecture hall and in a smaller classroom. The Engaged Learning Index, developed by Schreiner and Louis, was used along with several items to…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Large Group Instruction
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