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Black, Ronald – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Faculty who mentor online doctoral candidates face many of the same challenges and opportunities as those mentoring doctoral candidates in traditional, face-to-face modalities. The main difference is that E-Mentoring is based on interacting in the online space rather than interacting face-to-face, which may present challenges for both the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Mentors, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Hearn Moore, Paula; Head, J. Derrick; Griffin, Richard B. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper identifies several methods a student could use to cheat while enrolled in an online course. Problems encountered in conducting an online course and in administering an online exam involve: (1) identifying the test taker, (2) preventing the theft of the exam, (3) combating the unauthorized use of textbooks and/or notes, (4) preparing an…
Descriptors: Cheating, Online Courses, Ethics, Distance Education
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Arnold, Bethany; Knight, Hal; Flora, Bethany – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether variations in student achievement in college courses exist between high school students who took the courses as dual enrollment (DE) courses and academically comparable high school students (AIMS scholars) who took the courses upon matriculation to college. Additionally, the researcher explored…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Dual Enrollment, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Renner, Jasmine – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The growing impact of online research communities and emerging technologies is creating a significant paradigm shift and consequently changing the current research landscape of higher education. The rise of online research communities exemplifies a shift from traditional research engagements, to online research communities using "Web…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Online Systems, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Livermore, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Plagiarism and cheating is on the increase around the world. Academic misconduct hurts the student committing the offense, other students who know about the offense, the faculty, and the academic reputation of the school where the misconduct occurs. One of the steps that a school can take to fight academic misconduct is to incorporate an honor…
Descriptors: Ethics, Plagiarism, Cheating, Higher Education
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McGowan, Richard J.; Buttrick, Hilary G. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
As one of the first business ethics textbook states, by way of observation, "Custom, convention and the accepted courtesies of a society are not the foundation of ethics even though they provide valuable hints as to what men think… Law enshrines many of the ethical judgments of a society, but it is not coextensive with ethics" (Garrett,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Moral Issues, Educational Legislation
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Walsh, Kenneth R.; Hoque, Md Tamjidul; Williams, Kim H. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Human Machine Learning Symbiosis is a cooperative system where both the human learner and the machine learner learn from each other to create an effective and efficient learning environment adapted to the needs of the human learner. Such a system can be used in online learning modules so that the modules adapt to each learner's learning state both…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Motivation, Affective Behavior, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Kerr, Stephen; Krull, George – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper explored the authors' concerns about students enrolled in their introductory accounting course. Anecdotal evidence suggested that students struggle with basic arithmetic concepts that underlie basic business transactions even though their math placement and ACT scores are high. A survey of 125 students in a first accounting course was…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Skill Development, Arithmetic
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Paulson Gjerde, Kathy; Padgett, Margaret Y.; Skinner, Deborah – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Much has been written in higher education assessing the value of feedback. This article seeks to explore how altering the feedback message might influence student learning and perceptions of learning. Feedback was provided on in-class quizzes in either the process portion or outcome portion of the quiz. Not only did process-oriented feedback have…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Intermode Differences, Performance Based Assessment, Student Attitudes
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Logan, James W.; Lundberg, Olof H.; Roth, Lawrence; Walsh, Kenneth R. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The authors explored the effects of general mental ability and motivation (operationalized as conscientiousness) on performance in an online distance education course. The results supported the hypotheses that both higher levels of motivation and higher general mental ability are positively associated with academic performance in a distance…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Performance Based Assessment, Distance Education, Student Motivation
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Borboa, Danielle; Joseph, Mathew; Spake, Deborah; Yazdanparast, Atefeh – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This study examines student views and use of technology in conjunction with university coursework. Results reveal that there is widespread use of Microsoft PowerPoint and certain learning management system (LMS) features; however, there are significant differences in views concerning the degree to which these LMS tools enhance learning based on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Database Management Systems, Use Studies
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Houke, Charlotte – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper explores the purpose of designing and using projects with real world application in a M.B.A. managerial accounting class. Included is a discussion of how and why the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) Project has been used in classes to link theory with practice by providing real world application of the BSC framework. M.B.A. students represent a…
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Administration Education, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Eakins, Amanda; Eakins, Sheldon L., Sr. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Recently the US have seen a movement of African American students demonstrating dissatisfaction with their treatment and presence at predominantly white institutions. Some of the common discrepancies from the students' perspectives have included the lack of student and faculty representation of color on these campuses. The model of cohort…
Descriptors: African American Students, Teacher Recruitment, Diversity (Faculty), Cluster Grouping
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Adrian, C. Mitchell; Phelps, Lonnie D.; Totten, Jeffery W. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Use of Student Evaluation of Instruction (SEI) in higher education was originally intended as a source of feedback to faculty, but it has developed into a significant part of faculty performance evaluations. Administrators supporting the use of SEI's as a performance indicator assume students recognize and reward "good teaching." It is…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Feedback (Response), Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness
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Phillips, T. Nichole; Wood, Lynette I. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper shares the process and outcomes of utilizing case competitions as an approach to diversity education. A university-wide case competition was held for two consecutive years. We detail the procedure for facilitating the competition, the role of internal and external stakeholders, and student performance and feedback. It is our position…
Descriptors: Competition, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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