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Baim, Susan A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Teaching adult learners in a community-based educational setting differs in many ways from applying typical campus-based or online instructional best practices. Adult learners show tremendous diversity in their backgrounds, approach learning in a myriad of different ways, and rely heavily on their past experiences to help guide their future…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teaching Experience, Adult Students, Social Media
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Samsa, Gregory P.; LeBlanc, Thomas W.; Zaas, Aimee; Howie, Lynn; Abernethy, Amy P. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The core pedagogic problem considered here is how to effectively teach statistics to physicians who are engaged in a "learning health system" (LHS). This is a special case of a broader issue--namely, how to effectively teach statistics to academic physicians for whom research--and thus statistics--is a requirement for professional…
Descriptors: Statistics, Physicians, Constructivism (Learning), Professional Continuing Education
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Hall, Simin; Jones, Brett D.; Amelink, Catherine; Hu, Deyu – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe the development and implementation phases of online graduate nuclear engineering courses that are part of the Graduate Nuclear Engineering Certificate program at Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech restarted its nuclear engineering program in the Fall of 2007 with 60 students, and by 2009, the enrollment had grown…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Nuclear Energy, Program Descriptions
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Burgess, Melissa L.; Benge, Cindy; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Mallette, Marla H. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Little is known about reading ability among doctoral students. Thus, we used a fully mixed concurrent equal status design (Leech & Onwuegbuzie, 2009) to examine 205 doctoral students in the College of Education and their reasons for reading research articles. A thematic analysis revealed 5 themes (subsumed by 2 meta-themes) explaining reasons…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Reading Ability, Thematic Approach, Mixed Methods Research