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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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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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Wrigley, Stuart – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article discusses and challenges the increasing use of plagiarism detection services such as Turnitin and Grammarly by students, arguing that the increasingly online nature of composition is having a profound effect on student composition processes. This dependence on the Internet is leading to a strategy I term 'de-plagiarism', in which…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Essays, Writing Processes, Computer Software
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González-Betancor, Sara M; Bolívar-Cruz, Alicia; Verano-Tacoronte, Domingo – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Self-assessment activities are increasingly popular in the classrooms. But regarding self-assessment accuracy, mixed results are reported without clear reasons for this. This article addresses the impact of gender and performance on self-assessment accuracy. To evaluate self-assessment accuracy, peer and professor assessments are used as…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Accuracy, Higher Education, College Students
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McIntosh, Emily A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article argues that peer learning, specifically Peer Assisted Study Sessions, supported by academic tutors, is a valuable part of the agenda to emphasise the social mission of higher education. This study draws on data collected at two time points from respondents who were trained as Peer Assisted Study Sessions leaders. The data reveal that…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutors, Creativity, Innovation
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Allen, Peter J.; Tonta, Kate E.; Haywood, Sophie B.; Pereira, Raphael M.; Roberts, Lynne D. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Peer-assisted study session attendance is associated with multiple indicators of student success. However, attendance levels are generally low. We applied an extended theory of planned behaviour model, incorporating student role identity, to the prediction of peer-assisted study session attendance. Participants were 254 undergraduate students…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Study Habits, Undergraduate Students, Social Attitudes
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Cowan, John – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This article presents the case for the use of the 'think-aloud protocol' by teachers who engage in action-research as a source of constructive information about their students' cognitive learning processes. This method calls upon learners to talk their thoughts out aloud, during engagement in some learning activity regarding which the researching…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Educational Research, Action Research, Learning Processes
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