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Jacobi, Laura – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore the perspectives of students regarding what was effective about the way in which the asynchronous discussions were structured in an upper level online organizational communication course. Surveys from 27 student participants were used, with questions focused upon the structure of discussions in the online…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Student Attitudes
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Caruso, Marinella; Gadd Colombi, Anna; Tebbit, Simon – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This paper discusses the integration and effectiveness of blended learning for the development and assessment of listening skills in a second language. The development of oral abilities (listening and speaking) is one of the most challenging and neglected aspects of second language learning (Vandergrift & Goh 2012, Graham & Santos 2015).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Blended Learning, Listening Skills
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Brown, Stephen; White, Sue; Bowmar, Alex; Power, Nicola – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
The attitude toward a subject contributes to both academic engagement and success at university, yet it is not routinely measured in undergraduate students. Therefore, in two consecutive introductory courses in Human anatomy and physiology (HAP 1, n = 239, and HAP 2, n = 329), an instrument to quantify undergraduate students' attitude to the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Physiology, Health Sciences
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Huber, Elaine – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Scholarly evaluation practices in learning and teaching projects are under-reported in the literature. In order for robust evaluative measures to be implemented, a project requires a well-designed evaluation plan. This research study describes the development of a practical evaluation planning framework through an action research approach, using…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Higher Education, Action Research, College Faculty
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El-Maaddawy, Tamer; Deneen, Christopher – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This paper aims to demonstrate how assessment tasks can function within an outcomes-based learning framework to evaluate student attainment of learning outcomes. An outcomes-based learning framework designed to integrate teaching, learning, and assessment activities was developed and implemented in a civil engineering master-level course. The…
Descriptors: Outcome Based Education, College Outcomes Assessment, Student Evaluation, Graduate Students
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Wong, Caroline; Delante, Nimrod Lawsin; Wang, Pengji – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This study examines the effectiveness of Post-Entry English Language Assessment (PELA) as a predictor of international business students' English writing performance and academic performance. An intervention involving the implementation of contextualised English writing workshops was embedded in a specific business subject targeted at students who…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Writing Achievement, Writing Workshops, English (Second Language)
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Williams, Brett; Beovich, Bronwyn – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Background: The use of casual staff within the university undergraduate educational setting is a widespread phenomenon worldwide. However a lack of understanding exists regarding experiences of recruitment, support, professional development and other perceived professional needs in this area. Although previous studies of the experience of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Part Time Faculty, Undergraduate Study, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Eddles-Hirsch, Katrina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This article reports on an exploratory study that addressed the low confidence levels of 80 generalist primary student teachers enrolled in a mandatory visual arts course. Previous studies in this area have found that a cycle of neglect exists in Australia, as a result of educators' lack of confidence in their ability to teach visual arts. This is…
Descriptors: Art Education, Visual Arts, Self Esteem, Elementary Education
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Inouye, Kelsey S.; McAlpine, Lynn – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
The central task for doctoral students, through the process of writing, feedback and revision, is to create a thesis that establishes their scholarly identity by situating themselves and their contribution within a field. This longitudinal study of two first-year doctoral students investigated the relationship between response to supervisor…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Feedback (Response), Longitudinal Studies
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Chase, Anne-Marie; Ross, Bella; Robbie, Diane – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Assessment practice is a crucial component of higher education learning and teaching, however many academic teachers lack formal teaching qualifications and often fall back on teaching and assessing the way they themselves were taught. Furthermore, with increasingly diverse student cohorts, larger classes and increasing components of teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Flecknoe, Sharon J.; Choate, Julia K.; Davis, Elizabeth A.; Hodgson, Yvonne M.; Johanesen, Priscilla A.; Macaulay, Janet O.; Murphy, Kim; Sturrock, Wayne J.; Rayner, Gerry M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
During a period of massive upheaval to the higher education sector, the traditional academic role has undergone considerable change. One element of these changes has been the broad introduction of Education-Focused (EF) or equivalent academic positions, which focus on educational excellence, with a requirement for high quality teaching and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Professional Identity
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Buchanan, Thomas; Palmer, Edward – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
This article reports on a large survey of undergraduate history students, and reveals their attitude toward lecturing, particularly in the discipline of history. We argue that the evidence shows that students like lecturing and believe it aids their learning. In particular students value enthusiasm, organization, and an interesting…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Lecture Method, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students
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Mathieson, Luke – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The conceptions of reflective practice in education have their roots at least partly in the work of Dewey, who describes reflection as "the active, persistent, and careful consideration of any belief or supposed form of knowledge in the light of the grounds that support it and the further conclusions to which it tends" (Dewey 1933, p.9).…
Descriptors: Reflection, Sciences, Science Instruction, Reflective Teaching
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Martin, Florence; Ndoye, Abdou – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Learning analytics can be used to enhance student engagement and performance in online courses. Using learning analytics, instructors can collect and analyze data about students and improve the design and delivery of instruction to make it more meaningful for them. In this paper, the authors review different categories of online assessments and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Academic Achievement
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Bury, Sophie; Sheese, Ron – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
We discuss an educational development approach to embedding academic literacies instruction within disciplinary curricula. This developmental, embedded approach contrasts with the generic, extra-curricular, study-skills approach adopted in many universities. Learning Commons partners at York University, including librarians, writing instructors,…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Partnerships in Education, Teaching Assistants, Literacy Education
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