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Tadesse, Tefera; Manathynga, Catherine E.; Gillies, Robyn M. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Current approaches for assessing the quality of teaching and learning in higher education focus solely on compliance and accountability, and use quantitative measures that serve as indicators of institutional effectiveness and efficiency, yet whether such approaches have linked to instructional activities or students learning in universities are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kaktinš, Louise – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
New educational models such as those involving a third party educational provider linked with an official university for purposes of providing a bridge (a pathway program) into a mainstream university degree, particularly for international students, have become part of the higher education landscape capitalising on the international demand for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Kamphorst, Jan Cornelis – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Today, multidisciplinary cooperation is an important objective of higher vocational education in Europe as well as other countries. The aim of this study was to explore how, and to what extent, fourth year bachelor students from different domains cooperate in multidisciplinary teams at two research centers. Data for 71 students were collected with…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes
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Kehoe, Thomas; Schofield, Penelope; Branigan, Elizabeth; Wilmore, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This paper describes a professional development (PD) program for academics at an Australian university designed to model good blended curriculum design and effective use of contemporary learning technologies. It evaluates a case study from the pilot of this program involving a postgraduate psychology course to illustrate one of the most…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Barriers, Case Studies, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Nagel, Tyler W. S.; Remillard, Chaseten; Aucoin, Robert; Takenishi, Akari – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
In this paper, we present findings on social media use by students at two institutions in three levels of postsecondary programs. We find that students are almost universally using at least one social network, with Facebook as the most popular, and Instagram second. Many respondents are simultaneously active on several social networks. However,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Social Networks
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Francis, Julie Elizabeth – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
While marking rubrics offer a range of potential benefits for students and staff, educators are working to develop a richer understanding of the most effective ways to unlock these benefits. This study contributes by examining the link between rubrics and performance through the lens of student engagement. The work introduced an assessment rubric…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scoring Rubrics, Grades (Scholastic), Educational Benefits
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Bourdeau, Debra T.; Griffith, Kelly V.; Griffith, John C.; Griffith, John R. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The education community has conducted studies on failure rates and withdrawal rates between learning modalities in the past, but few studies have evaluated grade distribution between learning modes or focused specifically on English Composition. Using 2,919 student grades from the 2015-2016 academic year for an English Composition course,…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), English Instruction, Correlation, Grades (Scholastic)
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Miner, Steven; Stefaniak, Jill E. – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to compare instructors and students perceptions regarding the use of video during instruction. Background research exploring student opinions regarding their "perceived gains" in learning may identify learning behaviors that could be exploited by those providing instruction to increase student learning. The…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Video Technology
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Anderson, Malcolm; Mitchell, Brett; Northcote, Maria; Williams, Anthony; Petrie, Kevin; de Waal, Kayle; Carton, Janet; McLoughlin, Catherine; Lemke, Gina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This article outlines the design and development of a bespoke "Research Training Support Framework," targeting the professional development needs of higher degree research (HDR) supervisors and their students, which was achieved by implementing Patton's (2011; 2012) utilisation-focused evaluation methodology (UFE). The primary research…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Supervision, Student Research
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Wilson, Gail; Myat, Paula; Purdy, Jonathan – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
This research examines the design and delivery of a new Foundations of University Teaching Practice (FUTP) program delivered through asynchronous online modules. The freedom to choose defines the new momentum of openness in distance and open learning. University teaching staff expect quality resources to support their professional development…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Professional Education, Educational Resources, Faculty Development
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Whiley, Harriet; Houston, Donald; Smith, Anna; Ross, Kirstin – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Environmental Health (EH) is an essential profession for protecting human health and yet as a discipline it is under-recognised, overlooked and misunderstood. Too few students undertake EH studies, culminating in a dearth of qualified Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) in Australia. A major deterrent to students enrolling in EH courses is a lack…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Public Health, Scientific Literacy, Learning Strategies
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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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