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Grant, Michael; Smith, Marshall – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2018
Enhancing students' critical thinking capabilities stands as the top goal of undergraduate education, according to faculty from many universities. We assessed the change in critical thinking skills with a sample of 176 students enrolled at either the University of Colorado Boulder (UCB) or Colorado College (CC) by employing the Critical-thinking…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Tests, Scores
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Carr, David L.; Allgrunn, Michael; Birkeland, Kathryn – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2018
This active learning exercise demonstrates the fundamental problem in economics that resources are scarce, while wants are relatively infinite. Students are exposed to four mechanisms for rationing scare resources: markets, queue, coupons, and lottery. An Apple iPad┬« pre-loaded with music, videos, and games is used as the good to be rationed. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Arnold, William W. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2018
The article reviews challenges facing colleges including the need for actions to address new circumstances of educating college students and preparing them for productive roles following graduation. These challenges are balanced by resources colleges are developing to facilitate college-to-career transitioning to first destinations following…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Academic Support Services, Employers, Education Work Relationship
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Mandeville, David S.; Ho, Tiffanie K.; Valdez, Lindy A. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2017
Purpose: The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of Problem Based Learning (PBL) on student oral communication competency gains. Methods: Eighty students from two consecutive undergraduate Kinesiology courses (Spring semesters, 2014-15) formed into 29 small groups and were studied. Oral communication competency was assessed using a…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Study, Teaching Methods, Kinetics
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Yang, Jason Cheng-Cheng – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2017
Higher education in Taiwan is facing competition and challenges from the macro environment of globalization. Taiwan's key policy direction is enhancing university quality in order to respond to these future trends. Universities' international competitiveness relies on not only faculty members' teaching quality, but also their research performance.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Influences
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Bramorski, Tom; Madan, Manu S. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
In this paper we evaluate effectiveness of course delivery mode on three dimensions: values, networking opportunities and learning. While students and their future employers are two important customers for the business program, we focus on the perception of students regarding the effectiveness of course delivery mode on program performance. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Delivery Systems, Teaching Methods, Statistical Analysis
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Vazquez, Jose J.; Chiang, Eric P. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
Motivating students to come prepared to class is often a futile exercise. The consequences are magnified as more instructors adopt the flipped classroom teaching model, in which students are expected to come to class with some knowledge of the material. This paper analyzed the implementation of a pedagogical tool that addresses this problem:…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Multimedia Instruction, Textbook Content, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Goldberg, Kenneth I.; Guffey, James; Oliverio, Ponzio – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
The competition for jobs in the 21st century is increasingly being driven by defining postsecondary learning in light of new and complex environments. To succeed, students must be prepared with knowledge to compete in these environments. Historically, higher education has defined these requirements in their own terms, often through learning…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Degree Requirements, Academic Standards, Postsecondary Education
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Sibold, Jeremy – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
It is well-established that motivation is a critical component of one's best performance of a task. A primary model in the field of motivation is the self-determination theory (SDT). The three pillars of SDT include competency, autonomy, and relatedness; when supported these have been shown to improve the quality, consistency, and persistence of…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Competence, Personal Autonomy, Relevance (Education)
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Wynn, Charles T.; Mosholder, Richard S.; Larsen, Carolee A. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
This article presents a problem-based learning (PBL) model for teaching a college U.S. history survey course (U.S. history since 1890) designed to promote postformal thinking skills and identify and explain thinking systems inherent in adult complex problem-solving. We also present the results of a study in which the outcomes of the PBL model were…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, History Instruction, Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods
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Davies, Thomas L.; Cotton, Vonda K.; Korte, Leon – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
More than ever before, today's colleges and universities are employing innovative and mutually-beneficial ways to meet the needs of students. Due to increasing competition and changing demographics, institutions benefit from attracting more students as higher enrollments generate greater revenue; these additional tuition and fees are crucial as…
Descriptors: College Students, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Distance Education
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Cetin, Baris – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
The aim of this study is to determine whether the approaches to learning and age are significantly correlated to grade point average (GPA) in early childhood education students. In addition, another purpose of this study is to determine whether approaches to learning and age predicted students' GPAs in the Early Childhood Education Department. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Age, Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement
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D'Souza, Malcolm J.; Curran, Kathleen L.; Olsen, Paul E.; Nwogbaga, Agashi P.; Stotts, Stephanie – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2016
In 2014 Wesley College adopted a unified undergraduate program of evidence-based high-impact teaching practices. Through foundation and federal and state grant support, the college completely revised its academic core curriculum and strengthened its academic support structures by including a comprehensive early alert system for at-risk students.…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, STEM Education, Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Khazaal, Hasan F. – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2015
Encouraging engineering students to handle advanced technology with multimedia, as well as motivate them to have the skills of solving the problem, are the missions of the teacher in preparing students for a modern professional career. This research proposes a scenario of problem solving in basic electrical circuits based on an e-learning system…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Electronic Learning, Engineering Education, Video Technology
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Shaha, Steven H.; Glassett, Kelly F.; Copas, Aimee – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2015
The impact of teacher observations in alignment with professional development (PD) on teacher efficacy was quantified for 292 schools in 110 districts within 27 U.S. States. Teacher observations conducted by school leaders or designated internal coaches were coordinated with PD offerings aligned with intended teacher improvements. The PD involved…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Evaluation
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