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Manyanga, Fidelis; Sithole, Alec; Hanson, Shawn M. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Student retention and completion rates are challenging issues in higher education. In the academic domain, pressure exists for every institution to come up with strategies that support student success from enrollment through graduation without compromising academic or accreditation standards. This paper presents the findings from a review of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, School Holding Power, Models, Undergraduate Study
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Sisselman-Borgia, Amanda G.; Torino, Gina C. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
While there is no single profile of the adult learner in the 21st century, there exists a common desire to obtain a degree in higher education. Adult learners as a group are comprised of a large number of women and individuals from various racial/ethnic groups. In addition, they often possess varied learning styles and maintain multiple roles and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Higher Education, Experiential Learning
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Kniffin, Lori E.; Priest, Kerry L.; Clayton, Patti H. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Experiential learning in and out of the classroom provides students with opportunities to learn from reflecting critically on concrete experiences. This article introduces Case-in-Point (CIP), an experiential teaching and learning strategy that uses critical reflection-in-action within the context of the classroom environment to modify behaviors…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Capacity Building, Learning Strategies, Experiential Learning
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Lohiser, Amanda – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2017
A unique pedagogical challenge is presented in the form of a concentrated 400-level introductory public relations course that meets for a total of 15 lessons of 2.5 hours each. The instructor details the benefits of active learning in the classroom, as well as how the use of team projects helps bring real-world examples and hands-on experience of…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Public Relations, Communications, Personal Autonomy
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Rhee, Marsha W.; McKeliver, Lewis; Whitmore, Kamauri – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This undergraduate research is part of a new student-mentorship initiative on campus, Success Through Academic Research (STAR), sponsored by the Metropolitan College. Utilizing community-based applied action research, researchers developed a case study on secondary classroom technology usage in IPRC-Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa and in West…
Descriptors: Mentors, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Fisher, John R.; Means, Lindsey; Corson, Mark – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Incorporating National Incident Management System training and exercise principles into homeland security and emergency management learning can help university students develop emergency response capabilities through practical application of knowledge in simulated incidents. In addition, they gain team-building and leadership skills, establish…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Crisis Management, Management Systems, Natural Disasters
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King, Mary A.; Sweitzer, H. Frederick – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
This paper responds to the relatively scant literature on effective learning practices in one area of applied learning: internships. This dearth of literature is striking given the growing body of research and knowledge in such applied learning contexts as undergraduate research, study away experiences, community-based research, and…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning, Career Exploration
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Clayton, Patti H.; Hess, George; Hartman, Eric; Edwards, Kathleen E.; Shackford-Bradley, Julie; Harrison, Barbara; McLaughlin, Kelly – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Engaging students as actors in rather than audience of their education. This is both the primary feature of experiential education as John Dewey envisioned it and its underlying link to education for democracy: the flourishing of democracy requires citizens who are empowered actors, and such citizens cannot be produced through educational…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Educational Practices
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Shadinger, David; Daggs, Joy L. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
In the second year of a student-run public relations agency, the instructors discovered a need for improved client and student feedback. Using student end-of-course reflections and survey questions posed by Hon and Grunig (1999) in the Institute for Public Relations booklet, "Guidelines for Measuring Relationships in Public Relations,"…
Descriptors: College Students, Practicums, Public Relations, Agencies
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Mitchell, Laura A.; Tumlin, Kimberly I. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Life skill development is essential for social empowerment and civic engagement, which are universally desirable learning outcomes. A longitudinal study using both a BRIDGE process and activity scaffolding was completed. The following hypothesis was evaluated: Structured equine experiences will result in increased third-party perception of life…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Empowerment, Social Development, Citizen Participation
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Gloe, Donna – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The "art of nursing" was the culminating assignment for student group reflection and gained insight about their assigned vulnerable population as represented in a quilt block created. To learn about their assigned vulnerable population, the students begin with a windshield survey. The windshield survey results were recorded in a blog…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Disadvantaged
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Gruenwald, Philip; Shadinger, David – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Restructuring the public relations practicum courses at a medium-sized Midwestern public university resulted in the development of a student-run public relations agency. Teams were created with students of varying levels of knowledge and expertise, and campus-based organizations were engaged as clients. The initial results for the clients were…
Descriptors: College Students, Practicums, Public Relations, Cooperative Learning
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Schwartzman, Roy; Sutton, Crystal U. – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2013
This study approaches service-learning through a critical dramatistic perspective. Erving Goffman's concept of human interactions as staged performances combines with the structuration of race- and class-based power hierarchies to provide a theoretical framework for examining the interaction patterns between African-American college student…
Descriptors: Service Learning, African American Students, Volunteers, African Americans
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Fisher, John R.; Mittelman, Margaret – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2013
This article stretches the boundaries of the meaning of applied learning to include online learning activities. The DEAL model of critical reflection was used to obtain student feedback in comparing two delivery strategies of an upper-division online leadership capstone course. Student reflection comments were analyzed for offerings of the course…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Leadership Training
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Phillips, Russell, III; Latosi-Sawin, Elizabeth – Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Research on the impact of outdoor education mostly consists of assessments of self-esteem and social skills in adventure programs outside of academia. The present exploratory study assessed personal and academic development in undergraduate participants of an interdisciplinary, semester-long, study away learning community in higher education. We…
Descriptors: Student Development, Outdoor Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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