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Mostofo, Jim – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
This paper describes a partnership between a college of education at a Christian university in the southwest U.S. and a local high school where preservice teachers completed their practicum (field experience) during summer school. The benefits to and efficacy of the preservice teachers were examined using a qualitative postprogram survey. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Summer Programs, Mentors, Program Descriptions
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Li, Manyu; van Lieu, Sandi – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The goal of this study is to investigate both the prevalence and the described strategies of university professors' use of one of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) techniques, Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs). This study also aims to compare whether traditional and online faculty and full-time and part-time faculty differ in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Scholarship, Instruction, Learning
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Dyer, Rebekah – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The number of students with disabilities who attend college is increasing, but many of them are not completing their degree program. Many students with disabilities are not socially prepared to attend college. They may struggle with developing relationships with peers and faculty, which leads to a feeling of not being supported. There are a…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching Methods, Disabilities, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
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Camacho, Danielle J.; Legare, Jill M. – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The purpose of this article is to contribute to the growing body of research that focuses on best practices for environmental sustainability education in K-12 classrooms. A review of related literature included emerging trends, commitment by business leaders to engage in CSR activities in the community, and opportunities for education at the K-12…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Business Administration Education, Best Practices, Environmental Education
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Smith, Gina; Minor, Maria; Brashen, Henry – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to examine the characteristics of Spiritual Leadership and compare and contrast this style to 5 other well-known leadership styles including Transformational Leadership, Servant Leadership, Situational Leadership, Authoritarian Leadership, and Moral Leadership. Although each of these styles had some very…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Religious Factors, Spiritual Development, Comparative Analysis
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Chadha, Anita – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
This research contributes to knowledge about the effectiveness of online deliberations as an innovative means for providing online education. Using a mixed methods approach, student peer exchanges were analyzed on a collaborative website structured around interactive weekly discussions in politics and offered across three types of institutions: a…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Instructional Effectiveness, Public Colleges
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Loar, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
Computer self-efficacy is associated with a variety of positive learning processes and outcomes. Despite historical attempts to measure computer self-efficacy, there are severe validity concerns apparent in the literature. In 2014, M. C. Howard developed the Computer Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES) with a focus on general computer use rather than…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Self Efficacy, Computer Attitudes, Community Colleges
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McCann, K. M.; Davis, Mendi – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative research study was to examine the extent to which a relationship exists between the use of mindfulness interventions and doctoral student self-efficacy in students enrolled in a doctoral program at a Christian university located in the southwestern United States. The theoretical foundation of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Attention, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Astleitner, Hermann – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
There is rising evidence that it is an increasingly difficult task for teachers to engage students in learning. This important problem in daily instruction has produced numerous research activities focusing on conditions and consequences of student engagement. However, these activities have led to a complex situation in which findings are widely…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Learning Motivation
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Dyer, Thomas; Aroz, Jacob; Larson, Elizabeth – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
For those who have taught in the traditional classroom at any level, proximity is understood as a best practice in managing classroom behaviors. The farther away the teacher is from the student the more likely the student is going to pay less attention and find themselves off task. Likewise, the inverse is true, the closer the teacher is to the…
Descriptors: Proximity, Interpersonal Relationship, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Basko, Lynn; McCabe, Crystal – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
Student persistence is a common concern for online educators. Previous research has shown that student persistence rates are effected by instructor presence, creating a sense of community in the classroom, and varying classroom activities for students (Croxton, 014). Based on the authors' experiences, there are three strategies for increasing…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Electronic Learning, Sense of Community
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Portugal, Lisa Marie – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
This paper summarizes a veteran instructor's experience during a short, yet intensive mentorship within a Community of Practice (CoP) framework. As a member in a Participatory Action Research mentoring/coaching project, the educator gained new insights and knowledge about how to better serve first-year, entry-level, College 100 learners. Key…
Descriptors: Mentors, Metacognition, Student Attrition, Academic Persistence
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Kaufmann, Daniel A. – Journal of Instructional Research, 2018
This article presents a reflective account of how gamification can help students overcome complex academic challenges, such as those involved in the dissertation process and other elements of higher learning. Gamification has been shown across multiple levels of academic instruction to have a positive impact on task completion by augmenting the…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Games, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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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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