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Rezaei, Ali – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
The present study used a unique design in which multiple factors were combined in a multiphase study to find if there are any significant interactions among six factors known to be effective in successful group work. The results indicated that the effectiveness of group work depends on how the effectiveness is measured, how the group is formed,…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Interaction, Program Effectiveness, Measurement Techniques
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O'Neal-Hixson, Kelly; Long, Jenny; Bock, Marjorie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a feedback process to collect midterm feedback from students. The process uses small focus group student interviews to identify strengths of the course, areas of concern, and suggestions to address concerns. The purpose of this paper is to shares experiences using on online format of Small Group…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Graduate Study, Educational Improvement, Small Group Instruction
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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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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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Woods, Kathryn; Bliss, Kadi – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
As online course offerings continue to evolve, researchers have examined many strategies for improving the online learning experience for both the instructor and the student. Asynchronous, online discussions are one of the most common components of online courses. This article provides information about the best practices for facilitating…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Computer Mediated Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses
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Bender, Sara; Hill, Karlie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Qualitative research aims to understand both individual meaning as well as complex systemic interactions as they apply to social problems or individual experiences. This method of research is both inductive and flexible, allowing for a holistic approach that facilitates a rich understanding of the content examined. Past research identifies a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Cornell, Heidi R.; Sayman, Donna; Herron, Jason – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
A sense of community among learners is recognized as contributing to positive student outcomes. Synchronous learning opportunities may serve as one way to create a sense of community among online learners. Findings are shared from a mixed-method study that examined the impact of synchronous discussion sessions on students' sense of community, as…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Synchronous Communication, Outcomes of Education, Online Courses
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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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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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Mills, Jamie – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This article discusses important considerations for teachers who teach or may be thinking about teaching statistics online or in a hybrid/blended format. Suggestions from previous research and practical teaching experiences are examined. Moreover, the latest recommendations from the literature are considered in the context of teaching from a…
Descriptors: Statistics, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Welch, Anita G.; Orso, Don; Doolittle, Joan; Areepattamannil, Shaljan – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This paper explores the similarities and differences between student expectations of online instructors and the teaching dispositions of online instructors. Our research goal is to develop insight into factors related to online student success. Although researchers have identified key characteristics of effective teaching in the face-to-face…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits
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Stephens, Geralyn E. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
All course activities should be aimed at moving students towards the learning outcomes, including class introductions. This article provides detailed instructions for implementing an online Class Session Introductions (CSI) activity that immediately engages students with their peers, the content and the instructor. The activity may be useful to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Class Activities, Student Adjustment, Instructional Design
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Carr, Marsha – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Universities struggle with alternate means of instructional delivery to meet the demands of distant student needs, the competition for enrollments, and restraints from limited physical building space. For many, fully online programs of study using internet-based instruction commonly named online instruction have become viable solutions. There has…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learner Engagement, Teacher Role, Student Role
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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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