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Ortlieb, Evan T.; Biddix, J. Patrick; Doepker, Gina M. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Success in higher education is often measured by one's ability to conduct research, effectively disseminate findings, and competently teach in a collegiate setting. These measures are not entirely developed during doctoral school, let alone as a classroom teacher. In order to increase the likelihood of success at the higher education level,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty, Teaching Methods
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McDonald, Betty – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Meta assessment goes beyond assessment in that it examines not only the elements of assessment but also the necessary and sufficient conditions as well as the needs of the assessment. Meta assessment in education tends to be the domain of course designers, planners and policy makers but rarely that of students. This article examines the role of…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Schools, Lifelong Learning
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Fox, Alison; Stevenson, Lorna; Connelly, Patricia; Duff, Angus; Dunlop, Angela – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This article considers the impact of a student peer-mentoring programme (the Mentor Accountant Project, MAP) on first-year undergraduates' academic performance. The development of MAP was informed by reference to extant literature; it relies on the voluntary services of third-year students who then act as mentors to first-year student mentees in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Academic Achievement, College Freshmen, Undergraduate Students
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Vandiver, Donna M.; Walsh, Jeffrey A. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
As empirical assessments of teaching strategies increase in many disciplines and across many different courses, a paucity of such assessment seems to exist in courses devoted to social science research methods. This lack of assessment and evaluation impedes progress in developing successful teaching pedagogy. The teaching-learning issue addressed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Science Research, Courses, Research Projects
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Knight, Jasper – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This article reports a study which sought to evaluate the different learning strategies adopted by students when accessing virtual learning environment (VLE)-hosted resources because, if student achievement corresponds to the learning strategy that is adopted whilst accessing VLE resources, directed tasks can be put in place that will encourage…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Hillyard, Cinnamon; Gillespie, Diane; Littig, Peter – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This study examined the frequency of small groups in university students' coursework and how that related to their general attitudes toward learning in groups and their views about different aspects of group work. We administered a survey to 208 students in an upper-division interdisciplinary arts and sciences program. Students reported that they…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Group Dynamics, College Students, Small Group Instruction
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Hammond, John A.; Bithell, Christine P.; Jones, Lester; Bidgood, Penelope – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This study aimed to evaluate the implementation of a same-year peer-assisted learning (PAL) scheme, introduced in the first year of an undergraduate degree. The students participated in voluntary timetabled PAL sessions which encouraged a cooperative approach through student-directed activities. An action research design was used, and evaluation…
Descriptors: Research Design, Action Research, Student Motivation, Study Skills
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Vlachopoulos, Panos; Cowan, John – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Much has been published in recent years about the desirable nature of facilitated interactions in online discussions for educational purposes. However, little has been reported about the roles that tutors actually adopt in real-life learning contexts, how these range between "tutoring", "managing" and "facilitating",…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Online Courses, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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Zepke, Nick; Leach, Linda – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Since the 1980s an extensive research literature has investigated how to improve student success in higher education focusing on student outcomes such as retention, completion and employability. A parallel research programme has focused on how students engage with their studies and what they, institutions and educators can do to enhance their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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Raver, Sharon A.; Maydosz, Ann S. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Since the advent of PowerPoint and course delivery programs like Blackboard, more instructors in higher education are providing students with outlines of their lectures and expecting students to supplement these with their own notes. Although some have found that instructor-provided notes appear to enhance student learning, others suggest that…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Education Courses, Scores, Lecture Method
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Perry, Bob – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Academic research and newspaper stories suggest that academic misconduct, including plagiarism, is on the increase. This apparent increase coupled with new internet enterprises selling "pass" papers and customized research are worrying trends. Academic misconduct is deeply harmful in a number of ways by devaluing awards, frustrating…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Student Attitudes, Cheating, Teaching Methods
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Vinson, Don; Nixon, Sarah; Walsh, Barbara; Walker, Cath; Mitchell, Elizabeth; Zaitseva, Elena – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Failure to establish meaningful and effective transition for undergraduates can lead to academic underachievement. Student engagement represents a key component of student success. This study sought to investigate the impact of a bespoke transition programme featuring a wide range of innovative, student-centred activities on enhancing students'…
Descriptors: College Students, Underachievement, Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness
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Milburn, Peter C. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This exploratory study investigates the academic leadership roles and responsibilities performed by programme directors in higher education (also known as programme leaders or course leaders). It will be argued there has been a lack of recognition and research into the leadership role for programme directors, attention instead focusing on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Interviews
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Deeley, Susan J. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
Service-learning is a form of experiential learning that combines academic coursework with voluntary service in the community. There is a dearth of critical analysis of the effects of service-learning. To address this issue, this practitioner research aimed to explore and understand its effects. An inductive approach, using qualitative and…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Focus Groups, Experiential Learning, Comparative Analysis
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Buckley, Charles Alan; Pitt, Edd; Norton, Bill; Owens, Tessa – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2010
This project examined the relationships between students' approaches to study, conceptions of learning and judgements about the value of networked technologies. For the project 144 first-year students completed the 52-item Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for Students (ASSIST), and a series of focus group interviews was used to assess…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Interviews, Study Skills
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