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Frels, Rebecca K.; Sharma, Bipin; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.; Leech, Nancy L.; Stark, Marcella D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
From the perspective of doctoral students and instructors, we explain a developmental, interactive process based upon the Checklist for Qualitative Data Collection, Data Analysis, and Data Interpretation (Onwuegbuzie, 2010) for students' writing assignments regarding: (a) the application of conceptual knowledge for collecting, analyzing, and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Check Lists, Qualitative Research
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Raines, Deborah A.; Ricci, Peter; Brown, Susan L.; Eggenberger, Terry; Hindle, Tobin; Schiff, Mara – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
One of the barriers to faculty acceptance of online teaching and learning is a concern about cheating and the quality of the learning experience. This paper reports the findings of a descriptive survey focused on the students' definition of cheating in the online learning environment.
Descriptors: Cheating, Online Courses, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Cox, Thomas D. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
It can reasonably be said that the discussion board is the "heart" of an online course. The discussion board can and should help the learner to make meaning of the content or topic and to find relevance to their lives. When this "engagement" does not occur, the individual does not benefit from the discussion, and it becomes…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Group Discussion, Interaction, Online Courses
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Berardi, Victor – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
Much of the recent research on homework focuses on using online, web-based, or computerized homework systems. These systems have many reported capabilities and benefits, including the ability to randomize values, which enables multiple attempts by a student or to reduce academic dishonesty. This study reports on the impact of using randomized…
Descriptors: Scores, Cheating, Student Evaluation, Tests
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Hackathorn, Jana; Solomon, Erin D.; Blankmeyer, Kate L.; Tennial, Rachel E.; Garczynski, Amy M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
The current study sought to examine the effectiveness of four teaching techniques (lecture, demonstrations, discussions, and in-class activities) in the classroom. As each technique offers different benefits to the instructor and students, each technique was expected to aid in a different depth of learning. The current findings indicated that each…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Simons, Lori; Williams, Elizabeth; Russell, Brittany – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
This study explored the value of service for undergraduate students enrolled in an Honors and a non-Honors section of a service-learning course. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to identify if students who participated in an Honors (n = 18) section of a service-learning course show greater gains in attitudes and skills associated with…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Honors Curriculum, Conventional Instruction, Student Characteristics
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Little, Amanda; Hoel, Anne – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
In order to maximize student development in an interdisciplinary context, we implemented and evaluated a business-biology team teaching approach. The class project involved teams of environmental science and business students analyzing an industry stakeholder interested in participating in the development of a community composting network. We…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Gruber, Sibylle – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
In this article, I reflect on the pedagogical decisions I made when I taught a course on gendered literacies during the 2008/2009 presidential campaign. I specifically focus on what I term the "Hillary" phenomenon, the media's often negative and unflattering portrayal of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. I start with a brief…
Descriptors: Political Campaigns, Presidents, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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Gerkin, Patrick M.; Kierkus, Christopher A. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
The goal of this research is to understand how students define teaching effectiveness. By using multivariate regression analysis of 8,000+ student evaluations of teaching compiled by a School of Criminal Justice at a Midwestern public university, this paper explores the relationships between individual indicators of instructor performance (e.g.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Criminology, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Melander, Lisa A.; Wortmann, Susan L. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2011
Instructors of large, general education lecture courses face a number of student engagement and learning challenges. In this article, we develop and assess an interactive lecture that introduces a theoretical perspective and three related concepts to two introductory sociology general education classrooms (n = 433). This interactive lecture…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Popular Culture, Introductory Courses, Lecture Method
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Buskist, Connie; Hogan, Jan – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Student evaluations of faculty are used in most universities to determine teaching effectiveness and inform decisions about tenure, promotion, pay raises, and awards. For novice and experienced faculty, course evaluations can be intimidating. Learning how to approach course evaluation results systematically can help prevent faculty members from…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Course Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Practices
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Keyes, Grace – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Many undergraduates can tell you what the scientific method means but just a little probing reveals a rather shallow understanding as well as a number of misconceptions about the method. The purpose of this paper is to indicate why such misconceptions occur and to point out some implications and suggestions for teaching the scientific method in…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Wang, Jianjun; Luo, Xingkai – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Quality of science instruction is crucial at the college level due to the increasing demand of scientific literacy. Development of science education has been examined in this article through both contextual and comparative angles of college teaching. Different approaches have been analyzed to merge interdisciplinary efforts that articulate both…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scholarship, Science Instruction, Educational Research
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Ginsberg, Sarah M. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
This reflective essay describes a teacher's development of a student-centered approach to teaching which bridges the gap between students' knowledge before and after a course. In "mind the gap teaching," students' prior knowledge leads the conversation and, in turn, the teaching, allowing them to integrate new information more…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Prior Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Development
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Fike, David S.; Doyle, Denise J.; Connelly, Robert J. – Journal of Effective Teaching, 2010
Evaluation of teaching effectiveness is considered a critical element in determining whether or not faculty members are retained at higher education institutions; academic milestones such as tenure and promotion often require documentation of the quality of faculty teaching. As methods of assessing teaching effectiveness evolve, concerns about the…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Test Format, Delivery Systems, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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