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Raye, Lee – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Scholarship on instructive technologies in higher education has emphasized the use of high-tech facilitative technologies for long-term use, and low-tech props to illustrate single topics. This paper, on the contrary, discusses the use of a long-term, low-tech instructional technology: Llewelyn the Lynx was a soft animal used to assist with…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Higher Education, Case Studies, First Year Seminars
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Sethi, Vijay; Sethi, Vikram; Jeyaraj, Anand; Duffy, Kevin; Farmer, Berkwood – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Recognizing the importance of context-based learning and the general lack of technology applications in the design and development of the ideal and formal curricula, this paper describes an experimental system at a large public university. The authors describe the creation of a contextual environment for introducing concepts related to information…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Information Security, Business Administration Education
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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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Perrotta, Katherine; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2020
Despite the popularity of online course and degree offerings in higher education, a lack of data persists on the unique challenges and opportunities online faculty face. Gaining insights about these experiences is important to ensure the quality of online teaching as colleges and universities continue expanding e-learning programs. Therefore, the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Teaching Experience, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Grant, Natalie S.; Bolin, Brien L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Digital storytelling is explored as a method of engaging students in the development of media literacy and cultural competency. This paper describes the perceptions and experiences of 96 undergraduate students at a large Midwestern university, after completing a digital storytelling project in a semester-long diversity course. Digital storytelling…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Learner Engagement, Media Literacy, Undergraduate Students
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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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Baim, Susan A – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
As the percentage of university-level courses delivered online continues to increase, instructors who rely on storytelling approaches to convey key concepts in lecture-based coursework will likely face the need to translate their oral storytelling modules into one or more formats that are suitable for use in an online learning environment. While…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Online Courses
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Douglas, Max E. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this article is to offer reflections regarding teaching undergraduate students spanning a forty-five year career in higher education. The author discusses his teaching philosophy coupled with his perspective focusing on the "best" pedagogical practices that he has used to enhance student learning. The selected methods are…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles
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Fleck, Bethany K. B.; Beckman, Lisa M.; Sterns, Jillian L.; Hussey, Heather D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The rise in popularity of YouTube has made the use of short video clips during college classroom instruction a common learning tool. However, questions still remain on how to best implement this learning tool as well as students' perceptions of its use. Blended Learning Theory and Information Processing Theory provide insights into successful…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Wolf, Alexander; Akkaraju, Shylaja – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Despite the centrality of evolution to the study of biology, the pedagogical methods employed to teach the subject are often instructor-centered and rarely embedded in every topic throughout the curriculum. In addition, students' prior beliefs about evolution are often dismissed rather than incorporated into the classroom. In this article we…
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Thomas, Kevin M.; Willis, Dottie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This paper analyzes the use of instructional podcasts with students in introductory computer application classes at a small, independent, private university. Participants were all undergraduates in the school of education. In an effort to model effective use of instructional technology for preservice teachers and to "meet digital native…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Teaching Methods
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Powell, Rasby Marlene; Murray, Ottis – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Previous research shows that presenting class material in story formats can improve student learning in lecture classes. This pilot study of eight sociology classes investigates the efficacy of using storytelling as a means to improve student comprehension in online classes. Our findings show that when material is presented in story format rather…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Online Courses
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Moskovich, Yaffa; Sharf, Simha – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This study aims to examine and demonstrate practices, elements and techniques employed by the action research method. It examines the use of films in sociology instruction in college, and the influence of films on the development of students' understanding of human nature. Based on the professional experience of the authors films utilize and…
Descriptors: Films, Educational Technology, Active Learning, Instructional Materials
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Teeter, Steve; Madsen, Susan R.; Hughes, Jason; Eagar, Brent – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2007
Although financial accounting practices in business have capitalized on the use of technology, this technology has not been fully integrated in higher education for accounting students. While traditional accounting courses laboriously involve rote transcription of debits and credits, educational technology in accounting courses may prove…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
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