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Smith, Gina; Minor, Maria; Brashen, Henry; Remaly, Kristie – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
The purpose of this research study was to explore the dominant leadership styles of online college instructors. Online instructors voluntarily participated in a survey to indicate which of four leadership styles they use in their classes: transformational, situational, democratic, or authoritarian. The surveys indicated that the transformational…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Leadership Styles, Success, Online Courses
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Nipp, Mary Beth; Palenque, Stephanie Maher – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
The thought of group work, or CLC Groups often strikes fear and loathing in the hearts and minds of both students and instructors. According to Swan, Shen, and Hiltz (2006) collaborative work presents the possibilities of many difficulties including a largely unequal contribution of group participants, an inability of the students to manage the…
Descriptors: Success, Teamwork, Educational Strategies, Best Practices
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McCabe, Crystal; Sprute, Katie; Underdown, Kimber – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
Research has shown that students perceive their success, in even the most difficult courses, on their interactions and relationships with their instructors (Anderson, 2011; Micari & Pazos, 2012). In the online classroom, instructors run into an even greater challenge when it comes to engaging students, showing their personalities, and being…
Descriptors: Humor, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Interpersonal Relationship
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Basko, Lynn; Hartman, Jillian – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
This article highlights efficient ways to combine tech tools, such as Remind and video conferencing, to increase student engagement and faculty/student communication. Using Remind is a great way to provide information to students outside of LoudCloud, and video conferencing is a tool for having synchronous meetings and conferences with students.…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Motivation Techniques
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Patton, Cheryl; Webster, Natasha; Moore-Dent, JoAnne – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
As concerns about the skyrocketing costs of a college degree have converged with the increasing availability of open educational resources (OER), higher education administrators are asking faculty and curriculum designers to use OERs to design courses and programs. This case study explores the decision making process and outcomes of an online,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, Religious Factors, Integrated Curriculum
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Smith, Victoria D.; Darvas, Janet W. – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
This article discusses how to empower students to work, think, and act independently in the higher education setting. Inspiring students to progress through the stages of Bloom's Taxonomy emboldens them to discover intrinsic motivation and self-regulated learning. This article defines and focuses on the importance of teaching intrinsic motivation…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Thinking Skills, Metacognition, Higher Education
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McClendon, Cristie; Neugebauer, Robin Massey; King, Amanda – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
Online education continues to grow in popularity and is an attractive option for individuals of all ages, but particularly for adults who must balance work, family, and school responsibilities. Attrition rates in online courses are high for a variety of personal and institutional reasons. Some of the personal reasons attributed to retention in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Resilience (Psychology), Online Courses, Adults
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Smith, Victoria D.; Wortley, Amy – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
The effects of the incorporation of instructor humor in both the traditional and online classroom settings was examined. Students react to instructor humor in positive ways that demonstrate both increased engagement with the material and increased information recall following the use of instructor humor in lecture. Challenges of instructor and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Humor, Conventional Instruction, Learner Engagement
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Palenque, Stephanie Maher – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
This paper examines the origins of podcasting, the value of podcasting in higher education, the influence of podcasting on student learning and engagement, and possibilities for future development in this area. The writings of other researchers in this field, such as Perkins (1999), Mayas, and de Freitas (2004), who postulate that podcasting…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Higher Education
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Underdown, Kimber; Martin, Jeff – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
The online platform in higher education is growing at a rapid pace; however, detractors claim the lack of personal connection between student and teacher presence will never allow online to reach the same level of quality instruction found in a live classroom setting. While there will always be drawbacks with both the live classroom and online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Video Technology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Wortley, Amy; Dotson, Elizabeth – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
This paper examines the use of instructional humor in higher education settings and makes connections between the levels of student achievement in academics and the influence of appropriate instructional humor. The work of prominent researchers such as Wanzer, Frymier, and Irwin (2010), and Segrist & Hupp (2015), who postulate that…
Descriptors: Humor, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, College Students
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Balch, David; Blanck, Robert; Balch, David Howard – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
The topic and purpose of this paper is to explore within the literature the theoretical foundations and applications of rubrics in the process of evaluation of retained learning and mastery of knowledge within the educational environment. The first step of the research was to assemble a definition of the term rubric from a historical perspective.…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Educational Environment, Feedback (Response), Holistic Approach
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Hepburn, Carol – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
In this article, I suggest that an applied communication approach using Dell Hymes' framework of "ethnography of communication" could serve as an intervention strategy in order to promote a greater sense of shared community within the college literature classroom. I explore this framework with consideration on how this communication…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Praxis, Classroom Communication, Literature
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Neely, Patricia; Tucker, Jan P.; Au, Angela – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
As concerns about the skyrocketing costs of a college degree have converged with the increasing availability of open educational resources (OER), higher education administrators are asking faculty and curriculum designers to use OERs to design courses and programs. This case study explores the decision making process and outcomes of an online,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Business Administration Education
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Ali, Mohamed A.; Zengaro, Sally; Zengaro, Franco – Journal of Instructional Research, 2016
This qualitative research reports findings on whether students' reflective writings during the course of one semester produced qualitative differences in several courses offered online and on-ground at two different universities. Eighty-six students from two universities responded to Brookfield's (1995, 1998) critical incident questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Qualitative Research, Student Reaction, Reflective Teaching
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