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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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Kimmel, Krista M.; Fairchild, Jennifer L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2017
Part-time faculty now account for more than half of all faculty in American colleges and universities. Existing scholarship primarily has focused on the teaching effectiveness of part-time faculty. In this exploratory study, the authors employ a qualitative approach to examine the perspectives of part-time faculty members at a public, regional…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness, Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty
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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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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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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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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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Sherr, Goldie; Akkaraju, Shylaja; Atamturktur, Seher – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The intensive nature of gateway biology courses often results in poor student performance. This issue can be resolved with the usage of the flipped classroom method. Our application of this model to a human anatomy and physiology course increased the retention and passing rates. However, the beneficial effects of flipping a classroom can be…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Biology, Homework
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Andzik, Natalie R.; Gist, Corinne M.; Smith, Elle E.; Xu, Menglin; Neef, Nancy A. – Journal of Effective Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The use of competitive games to increase classroom engagement has become common practice among many teachers and university professors. However, it is unclear if using games, as an assessment tool, is a viable way to increase student performance. This study examined the effects of administering point-earning quizzes through a game-based system,…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Evaluation Methods, Video Games, Undergraduate Students
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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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Jaipal-Jamani, Kamini; Figg, Candace; Gallagher, Tiffany; Scott, Ruth McQuirter; Ciampa, Katia – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2015
This paper describes a professional development initiative for teacher educators, called the "Digital Pedagogies Collaboration," in which the goal was to build faculty knowledge about technology enhanced teaching (TPACK knowledge), develop a collaborative learning and research community of faculty members around technology enhanced…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Educators
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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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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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Tornabene, Ladona; Nowak, Amy Versnik; Vogelsang, Lisa – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2012
This current generation of students, known as the Millennial Generation, has a propensity toward multi-tasking and a history of structured and tightly filled days. Reflection may not be viewed as productive and as conducive to learning as other "tasks" and thus may be neglected. However, by employing a methodology (photography) that…
Descriptors: Photography, Reflection, Age Groups, Generational Differences
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