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Njoku, Anuli – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Disparities in health outcomes between U.S. population subgroups, related to factors like race/ethnicity, income, and geographic location, are alarming. By integrating health disparities awareness content into the curriculum, academic institutions can play an important role in developing conscious health practitioners to help close gaps in health…
Descriptors: Public Health, Undergraduate Students, Rural Areas, Knowledge Level
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Gomez-Lanier, Lilia – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The flipped classroom pedagogy offers opportunities for students by having the majority of class time spent on discussions and group work that enable students to take risks and make mistakes while gaining experience in collaboration and expertise in content. This research study explores students' perceptions of whether student collaboration in a…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Time Management
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Bernstein, Arla G.; Isaac, Carol – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
A 21st-century challenge for educators is to promote meaningful engagement in online courses, and student development of critical thinking skills is an essential aspect of higher order learning. Evaluation of critical thinking in online discussions is often facilitated by the use of rubrics; however, it is not unusual for rubrics to either omit…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Computer Mediated Communication, Scoring Rubrics, Online Courses
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Rooks, Ronica N.; Holliman, Brooke Dorsey – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
We used problem-based or experiential learning in our undergraduate Health Policy course to examine food deserts via a health impact assessment (HIA) assignment. An HIA evaluates potential effects on population health before a policy/program is implemented, to improve health and reduce adverse outcomes. We investigated if the HIA assignment…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Wright, Christian D.; Huang, Austin L.; Cooper, Katelyn M.; Brownell, Sara E. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
College instructors in the United States usually make their own decisions about how to design course exams. Even though summative course exams are well known to be important to student success, we know little about the decision making of instructors when designing course exams. To probe how instructors design exams for introductory biology, we…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Science Teachers, Science Tests, Teacher Made Tests
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Bonney, Kevin M. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
This essay reflects upon lessons learned from engaging students as partners in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). The pedagogical research question addressed by this project was: Does the case study teaching method promote student engagement and learning in an introductory biology course? Student partners were actively involved in…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Attenborough, Julie A.; Abbott, Stephen – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Given recent advances in mobile technologies, there has been a shift from e-learning to mobile learning in UK universities, yet there are few data about how students select and use mobile devices, and whether e-learning systems and materials are fully compatible. Healthcare students have placements in clinical practice where they use mobile…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Bhattacharyya, Prajukti; Chan, Catherine W. M.; Waraczynski, Meg – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Engaging in undergraduate research is identified as a High Impact Practice (HIP), an experience that improves student learning outcomes. In this paper, we report the differences in the relative rates of increase in skill and knowledge gains associated with early engagement in undergraduate research from students who have little to no prior…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Novices, Student Attitudes
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Park, Elizabeth K.; Hargis, Jace – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The purpose of this exploratory single-case study is to investigate the affordances of iPad transpired within a technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) framework by four early childhood educators with varying Technological Knowledge (TK) at a low-income preschool. Pre/post and follow-up survey, group and follow-up interviews,…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Early Childhood Education, Case Studies
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Frisby, Brandi N.; Sexton, Benson T.; Buckner, Marjorie M.; Beck, Anna-Carrie; Kaufmann, Renee – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Framed by literature regarding classroom interactions that affect students' cognitive processing, this study provided an integrative approach to understanding distracting instructor and student communication. Participants qualitatively reported on either a distracting peer (n = 90) or instructor (n = 127). The responses were coded using…
Descriptors: Attention Control, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Classroom Environment
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Abdullah, Nauman Ahmed; Chaudhry, Abdul Qayyum – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Education is a social entity and takes input from the society and returns output to it as well. University education is considered as the hub that produces human capital into the market. Universities shall play their role to promote social justice and equity for people from all spheres of the society. This study was focused to explore the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Equal Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Archer, Kathy K.; Olson, Mark – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Practice is an essential component in learning any new skill. For learning the quantitative disciplines at the university level, web-based homework management systems provide the means for extensive practice with immediate feedback, which research suggests should lead to increased student learning (Palocsay & Stevens, 2008; Titard,…
Descriptors: Homework, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stover, Sheri; Holland, Cindra – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The advancing complexity of today's corporate environment requires that employees are able to collaborate in the workplace. This mixed methods research study follows a nursing faculty's efforts to incorporate collaborative learning (CL) into an introductory nursing class. The mixed-methods research study found that while students' final grades…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Resistance (Psychology), Mixed Methods Research
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Bennett, Kevin L. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
The Monty Hall Dilemma (MHD), made famous by the television game show Let's Make a Deal, can be an effective teaching tool with wide ranging behavioral science applications. The format and history of the problem are presented as well as experimental data and variations on the original design. Strategic game playing choices are discussed from…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Decision Making, Probability, Educational Games
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Reinholz, Daniel L. – International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018
Peer assessment has great potential to improve student learning. However, assessment is not an everyday activity for students, and thus providing appropriate guidance to students is a key component of creating a successful peer assessment experience. This paper explores how to structure peer feedback in the guided process Peer-Assisted Reflection…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Calculus
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