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Krehbiel, Timothy C.; Salzarulo, Peter A.; Cosmah, Michelle L.; Forren, John; Gannod, Gerald; Havelka, Douglas; Hulshult, Andrea R.; Merhout, Jeffrey – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
A group of faculty members representing six colleges at a public university formed a learning community to study the Agile Way of Working--a method of workplace collaboration widely used in software development--and to determine whether the concepts, practices, and benefits of Agile are applicable to higher education settings. After more than two…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Computer Software
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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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Everett, Michele C. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
This study explores student learning outcomes from an Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies course. The article focuses on students' perceptions of cognitive abilities, skills and attributes developed through participation in an interdisciplinary research and design project. Participants were 50 students enrolled in the course. A pre-post…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cognitive Ability, Skill Development, Likert Scales
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Newman, Galen; Kim, Jun-Hyun; Lee, Ryun Jung; Brown, Brandy A.; Huston, Sharon – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Increased demands for technological integration in higher education have resulted in new forms of course instruction. Under a flipped approach, students learn course materials outside the classroom while active learning methods are employed inside. This study focuses on the perceived effects of flipped instruction on knowledge acquisition in…
Descriptors: Learning, College Instruction, Active Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Dumford, Amber D.; Cogswell, Cindy A.; Miller, Angie L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2016
Learning strategies have been shown to be an important part of success in the classroom, but little research exists that examines differences across major fields concerning the use and faculty emphasis of learning strategies. This study uses data from the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement to explore…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, National Surveys, Learner Engagement, Student Surveys
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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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Lawrence, Jody; Zollinger, Stephanie Watson – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
The Internet has enabled us to expand how and where we learn, and in many cases, when. In an era where the classroom has aggrandized beyond four walls, implementing online assessment strategies has never been easier. Online technology has endorsed exciting shifts in pedagogical practice for design education, generating unique opportunities to…
Descriptors: Internet, Evaluation Methods, Peer Evaluation, Design
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Economos, Jennifer – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this international study was to contrast the differences in graduate student perceptions of professor pedagogical content knowledge, individualized consideration, Student-Professor Engagement in Learning, professor intellectual stimulation, and student deep learning. Sixty-seven graduate business and 70 graduate education students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Student Attitudes, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Churcher, Kalen M. A.; Downs, Edward; Tewksbury, Doug – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2014
Social media and web 2.0 technologies are an attractive supplement to the higher education experience and are embraced as a way to foster intra-and extracurricular knowledge generation among a class community. However, these collaborative media require a rethinking of the theoretical framework through which we engage student communities of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Mass Media Use, Classroom Techniques, Web 2.0 Technologies
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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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Klemm, William R. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
This study used peer-reviewed published research reports to teach a seminar on learning and memory to first-semester college students. Complete reports (not summaries, reviews, or news reports) were re-written by this author to be more "student friendly" to college freshmen. These adapted published research reports (APRRs) retained…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Research Reports, Teaching Methods
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Lopes-Murphy, Solange A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
Cultural competence and CQ involve awareness of cultural similarities and differences, knowledge of differences in cultural values, and intercultural encounters. To assess college students' cultural competence and cultural intelligence gains, this experimental study evaluated the impact of two globalization projects on these two constructs. The…
Descriptors: Global Education, Cultural Literacy, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Kohut, Gary F.; Yon, Maria G. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2013
The global work environment requires graduates to have skills to work collaboratively over distance and time. This pilot study presents the findings of a survey of student perceptions concerning a global virtual team (GVT) experience that used both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration. Our findings revealed that while students experienced…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Schmidt, Hans – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
In recent years, the media literacy education movement has developed to help individuals of all ages acquire the competencies necessary to fully participate in the modern world of media convergence. Yet media literacy education is not practiced uniformly at all educational levels. This study used a survey to compare the extent to which students…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Comparative Analysis, Journalism Education, Questionnaires
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Tessier, Jack T. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
Active participation in classrooms often involves group work. In order to examine the effect of using peer evaluations as part of that experience, this study measured the influence of four formats of peer evaluation on students' perceptions of fairness of the peer evaluation method, its impact on peer engagement, and peer evaluation scores. The…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Learner Engagement, Group Activities, Student Projects
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