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Deschaine, Mark E.; Sharma, Sue Ann – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
Digital curation is a process that allows university professors to adapt and adopt resources from multidisciplinary fields to meet the educational needs of twenty-first-century learners. Looking through the lens of new media literacy studies (Vasquez, Harste, & Albers, 2010) and new literacies studies (Gee, 2010), we propose that university…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Innovation
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Sportsman, Michel A.; Thomas, Lisa – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
This article is an analysis of the unique needs of returning service members at the college or university level that impact the teaching decisions made by instructors. The article also discusses the challenges that service members are individually addressing while acclimating themselves to their new environment of learning. With the reduction in…
Descriptors: Veterans, Instructional Effectiveness, Educational Strategies, Educational Practices
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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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Shaffer, Suzanne C.; Eshbach, Barbara E.; Santiago-Blay, Jorge A. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
A paired course model for under-prepared college students incorporates a dual instructional approach, academic skill building and lifelong learning development, to help students do more academically and become stronger lifelong learners. In a reading support course, students improved their reading skills and applied them directly to the paired…
Descriptors: Success, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, College Students
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Lumpkin, Angela; Achen, Rebecca M.; Dodd, Regan K. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
Students today expect the use of technology in their classes, rather than have to listen to less-than-engaging lectures. College students are connected electronically and incessant technology consumers. As a result, they may prefer the infusion of technologies to help them learn and enjoy the process of learning, rather than having to listen…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Instructional Innovation, Educational Strategies, Investigations
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Caruana, Vicki; Woodrow, Kelli; Pérez, Luis – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
The Learning Activities Survey (LAS) detected whether, and to what extent, a perspective transformation occurred during two graduate courses in teacher preparation. The LAS examined the types of learning identified as contributing to their transformative experiences. This study examined pre-service teachers' critical reflection of the course…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Transformative Learning, Learning Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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Eaton, Charissa K.; Osgood, Aurea K.; Cigrand, Dawnette L.; Dunbar, Ann-Marie L. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
Research has commonly suggested that adequate and appropriate mentoring and faculty perception of support for a work-life balance are important factors in the recruitment, development, and retention of university faculty. To better understand the role of these factors in faculty job performance at teaching universities, faculty from such a…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Performance Factors
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Arshavskaya, Ekaterina – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
This article makes a case for using creative writing in a second language course. Creative writing increases students' enthusiasm for writing skills development and supports students' creativity, which is a fundamental aspect of education. In order to engage less motivated students, a series of creative writing assignments was implemented in a…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Motivation Techniques
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Comer, Denise; Baker, Ryan; Wang, Yuan – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
There are many positive aspects of teaching and learning in Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), for both instructors and students. However, there is also a considerable amount of negativity in MOOCs, emerging from learners on discussion forums and through peer assessment, from disciplinary colleagues and from public discourse around MOOCs.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Negative Attitudes, Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Attitudes
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McGahan, Steven J.; Jackson, Christina M.; Premer, Karen – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2015
The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Online Course Checklist is the main instrument for assessing the quality of online courses at UNK. A number of issues were faced when developing and deploying this quality assurance checklist at a small four-year university. The process including development, implementation, and revision is discussed along…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Quality, Check Lists, Quality Assurance
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Cassard, Anita; Sloboda, Brian – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2014
The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) enables colleges and universities to assess student learning and measure the outcomes by engaging in meaningful research, and to disseminate this research. The objective of this paper is to give a snapshot of and assess the current thinking behind this scholarship by presenting examples of SoTL, and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Educational Research, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Kerkman, Dennis D.; Johnson, Andrew T. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2014
This article examines a technique for engaging critical thinking on multiple-choice exams. University students were encouraged to "challenge" the validity of any exam question they believed to be unfair (e.g., more than one equally correct answer, ambiguous wording, etc.). The number of valid challenges a student wrote was a better…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Critical Thinking, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables
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Johnson, Sherryl W. – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2014
Teaching, learning, and retention processes have evolved historically to include multifaceted techniques beyond the traditional lecture. This article presents related results of a study using a healthcare learning community in a southwest Georgia university. The value of novel techniques and tools in promoting student learning and retention…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Communities of Practice, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Kiener, Michael; Green, Peter; Ahuna, Kelly – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2014
A goal of higher education is to advance learning. This study examined the role "comfortability" plays in that process. Defined as the level of comfort students experience with their classmates, instructor, and course material, comfortability addresses how secure a student feels in the classroom. Comfortability was assessed multiple…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Undergraduate Students, Predictor Variables, Learning Processes
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Tonsmann, Guillermo – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2014
This paper discusses the effectiveness of the videoconferencing software Blackboard Collaborate for carrying out instruction at college level to students attending classes synchronously at multiple locations. The paper describes the motivation for this study, a brief literature review on the subject, the methodology used, and the results obtained.…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Computer Mediated Communication, Synchronous Communication, Distance Education
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