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Gray, Jennifer P.; Mannahan, Kimberly Kinsey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The concept of Grit has gained momentum in the last several years as a better predictor of achievement than traditional measures, such as IQ. Duckworth, et al. (2007) found grit to be positively correlated to the Big Five personality dimension of conscientiousness, but not to IQ, causing the authors to hypothesize that grit is a good noncognitive…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Intelligence Quotient, Personality Traits
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Phuong, Andrew Estrada; Nguyen, Judy; Marie, Dena – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
This study examines whether and how an adaptive equity-oriented pedagogy can address diverse college students' needs and preferred modes of learning. Using a mixed-methods approach, we evaluated this pedagogical intervention that synthesizes democratic, assessment-driven, strengths-based, multimodal, and game-based instructional strategies. This…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, College Students, Student Needs
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Griffith, Alana D. D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
There has been an increased demand on educational institutions to provide students with value for money. The sociology course SOCI3035 Caribbean Social Problems with 111 students was transformed to a fully flipped course replacing several face-to-face lectures, tutorials and assessment with online versions as homework. Face to face lecture time…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Blended Learning, Homework
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Phan, Mi Pham Kieu – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Metacognition has been considered as a key element for successful self-regulated learning. However, it seemed foreign to EFL college students. The present study examined students' changes in metacognitive strategy use in the two conditions: one condition with the intervention of metacognitive note-taking skills (MNT) and one with the conventional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Notetaking, Reading Strategies, Questioning Techniques
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Howton, Amy; McGrew, Mandy; Liu, Liyuan; Staples, Lauren L.; Ray, Herman E. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the impact of changing the tone of a traditional syllabus to make it more learner-centered. The researchers examined a required wellness course that serves over 8,000 students per year at a large, four-year public university in the southern United States. Concerns about student progression through programs and graduation rates…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Wellness, College Students, Student Motivation
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McGuire, Beverley Foulks – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
This paper considers how instructors of asynchronous online courses in the Humanities might integrate intangibles associated with face-to-face instruction into their online environments. It presents a case study of asynchronous online instruction in a philosophy and religion department at a midsize public university in the southeastern United…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Interaction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Budhai, Stephanie Smith; Williams, Maureen – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
The number of online courses being offered at the postsecondary level has constantly increased. However, online instructors are still investigating ways to translate their pedagogical instruction into the online forum, while maintaining a strong presence instructionally. This paper aims to address how to build teaching presence in online courses.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Technology Integration, Case Studies, Research Methodology
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Kostouros, Patricia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
This article offers a discussion about the depiction of traumatic materials to postsecondary human service students. Presently there is an on-going debate about trigger warnings and whether trigger warnings are necessary prior to engaging in materials that depict the suffering of others. Perhaps after depicting graphic images some teachers have…
Descriptors: Trauma, Altruism, Hermeneutics, Educational Strategies
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Babcock, Renée L.; Georgiou, Jean – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
This study used propensity score matching to compare two online courseware systems intended for use as supplements to either face-to-face or online courses. One courseware system focused on adaptive features available to students while completing assignments; whereas the other system was an interactive courseware that provided embedded media…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware, Probability, Scores
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Cogswell, Cynthia A.; Pauls, Scott; Gauthier, Adrienne; DeSilva, Erin – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
It is well documented that the use of active learning strategies increases student learning (Freeman et al., 2014; Prince, 2004; Springer, Stanne, & Donovan, 1999). A key difficulty in innovating college mathematics is identifying and sustaining what works for both students and the faculty. This study discusses efforts to innovate and sustain…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Active Learning, College Students
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Kenney, Christine K.; Sreckovic, Melissa – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Words and labels used about a person inevitably have an impact, whether intended or unintended. This article discusses the need for intentional and overt, critical reflection and discussion in higher education regarding the language faculty and students use. The authors provide language examples commonly used in courses that could have varied…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Usage, Labeling (of Persons), College Students
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Kennette, Lynne N.; Wilson, Nathan Andrew – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
Universal design for learning (UDL) ensures that content is accessible to the largest audience by removing learning impediments (CAST, 2011a). However, few scholars have surveyed students about how much UDL they encounter in their courses or how important they perceive these course modifications to be, especially in a post-secondary context. To…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Students
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Cook, Jessica; Chen, Cuixian; Reid-Griffin, Angelia – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
In a society where first hand work experience is greatly valued many universities or institutions of higher education have designed their Quality enhancement plan (QEP) to address student applied learning. This paper is the results of a university's QEP plan, called Experiencing Transformative Education Through Applied Learning or ETEAL. This…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Analytics, College Students, Statistical Analysis
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Leibold, Nancyruth; Schwarz, Laura Marie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
The cultivation of providing online feedback that is positive, effective, and enhances the learning experience is a valuable educator skill. Acquisition of the art of providing feedback is through education, practice, and faculty development. This article provides information about the best practices for delivering online feedback to learners. An…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Best Practices, Electronic Learning
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Hackathorn, Jana; Ashdown, Brien – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
To teach statistics, teachers must attempt to overcome pedagogical obstacles, such as dread, anxiety, and boredom. There are many options available to teachers that facilitate a pedagogically conducive environment in the classroom. The current study examined the effectiveness of incorporating scripted stories and humor into statistical method…
Descriptors: Humor, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Teaching Methods
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