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Goodlad, Karen; Leonard, Anne E. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2018
Faculty participants in a fellowship designed to engage students at an urban commuter college of technology in their general education curriculum evaluated and redesigned their courses to include place-based learning (PBL) using the Living Laboratory model of pedagogy. Focused on faculty perception of the relationship between PBL and its influence…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Laboratories, Urban Schools, Commuter Colleges
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Olliges, Ralph – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2017
This article examines Active Engagement, Active Communication, and Peer Engagement learning practices among various student groups. It examines which tools are most important for increasing student satisfaction with web-based and web-enhanced instruction. Second, it looks at how different tools lead to greater satisfaction among different types of…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Web Based Instruction, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
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Witkowski, Paula; Cornell, Thomas – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
This article reports on a one-year research project that used peer coaching and collaboration between two reading professors to study the effects of collaborative classroom activities on student engagement. In order to address professors' concerns about student participation, two undergraduate reading-methods classes were revised through the…
Descriptors: Investigations, Higher Education, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance)
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Radda, Hank – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2012
Demands of the modern workforce, coupled with rapid advances in educational technology, have created a new paradigm of doctoral learning. No longer designed with the traditional academic in mind, doctoral education has expanded to accommodate the expectations, demands, and expertise of working professionals. Simultaneously, traditional academic…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Nontraditional Education, Adult Students, Adult Learning
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Liu, Jeanny; Olson, Deborah – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2011
Students often struggle with how to translate textbook concepts into real-world applications that allow them to personally experience the importance of these concepts. This is an ongoing challenge within all disciplines in higher education. To address this, faculty design their courses using methods beyond traditional classroom lectures to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Problem Based Learning, Experiential Learning, Course Content
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Dewar, Jacqueline M. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2008
This paper provides a defense of the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). It first examines the roots of SoTL. It then offers examples of SoTL investigations that can be pursued in any discipline and places them within a taxonomy of SoTL questions. It suggests that SoTL might serve as a natural and organic response to the changing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Investigations, Scholarship, Learner Engagement
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Kiener, Michael – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2008
Under the principles of the scholarship of teaching and learning and action research this study sought to examine how an instructor created and facilitated engagement in his students. The research was primarily undertaken to further define the middle range theory of mutual engagement. Theoretical sampling was used to analyze approximately 100…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Personality Traits, Student Evaluation, Student Attitudes
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Morgan, Robin K. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2008
Clickers, electronic response systems, are widely popular in college classrooms and proponents have argued clickers can increase student engagement, active learning, and, perhaps most importantly, student comprehension. Determining whether the effectiveness of clickers justified their purchase seemed warranted. A campus-wide project was developed…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Introductory Courses, Active Learning, Teaching Methods