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Paterson, Terrie; Prideaux, Murray – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
Focussing on a specific higher education online learning environment (OLE), this study aims to investigate and analyse instructional designs that employ Positive Interdependence, Individual Accountability, Teaching Presence, Authenticity and Group Skills Development as educational strategies to mitigate group work issues and subsequently encourage…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Online Courses, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Students
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Biggers, Bryan; Luo, Tian – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
Guided notes were introduced decades ago, but there is still debate over their efficacy in improving student outcomes. The purpose of this study is to examine peer-reviewed research on guided notes for adult learners in general populations since 2009, understanding the effects of guided notes on student learning, the knowledge and content areas…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Notetaking, Higher Education, College Students
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Abegglen, Sandra; Burns, Tom; Middlebrook, David; Sinfield, Sandra – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
Becoming well read, especially in academia, is key to being part of the university -- and of society. Academic reading is 'tricky business' especially for those widening participation students not necessarily familiar with the forms and processes of Higher Education. To foster these students' academic literacies and practice, rather than the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Reading, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching
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Ford, Margot; Bennett, James; Kilmister, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Challenging the embedded mythologies that surround Anzac, especially as the centenary of First World War played out over the 2014 to 2018 commemoration period, can be confronting for tertiary students as well as a difficult space for tutors to navigate. This is especially the case for teacher education students who form the majority cohort taking…
Descriptors: World History, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mythology
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Njoku, Anuli – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Geographically, rural U.S. communities have higher rates of disease and health problems, compared to urban areas. This encourages development of effective, learner-centred curricula to enable students to address disparate health outcomes as future health professionals. This three-year study evaluated the effect of an undergraduate rural public…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Rural Areas
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Xu, Jinqi – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper investigates the learning experience of Chinese students' learning experience in the business Faculty of an Australian university. Chinese students are often characterized as "rote learners" or stereotyped as "reduced Other". Areas of concern are limited to addressing the differences in learning styles, language, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, College Students, Business Administration Education
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Boyle, Jennifer; Ramsay, Scott; Struan, Andrew – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Recognising the varied challenges presented by an increasingly diverse student body at our UK university (a research-intensive institution with a high proportion of international and widening participation students), an online and blended writing programme was developed. The Academic Writing Skills Programme (AWSP) is a fully online, compulsory…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Academic Language
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Willans, Fiona; Fonolahi, Aluwesi; Buadromo, Ralph; Bryce, Tilisi; Prasad, Rajendra; Kumari, Sandhya – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
This paper reports on the evaluation of an ambitious attempt to embed academic literacy support within a core content course for first-year students at the University of the South Pacific. The course is offered in both blended and online modes, catering for on-campus and off-campus students, respectively, using Moodle as the virtual learning…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Academic Language, Instructional Design, Management Systems
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Dinmore, Stuart – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Use of multimedia for teaching and learning, particularly digital video, has become ubiquitous in higher education. This is driven in part by the growth in blended pedagogies and an increase in students learning solely or partly online. It is also influenced by relatively inexpensive media production equipment, faster internet speeds, student…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Online Courses, Multimedia Instruction
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Soto, Melissa; Gupta, Dittika; Dick, Lara; Appelgate, Mollie – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Higher education faculty benefit from participating in communities of practice focused on developing and improving their own instruction. However, collaborators with common interests are not always located at the same physical location. In this article, we share how participation in a technology-facilitated lesson study provided the means for five…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Development, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Savage, Julia; Healy, Jillian – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
In Australia, a significant number of students enrol in first-year university biology without the benefit of high school biology. In order to help students support each other, the authors of this paper (a central unit academic developer and a biology coordinator of first-year biology) created a classroom activity that facilitated the distribution…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, STEM Education, Outcomes of Education, Biology
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Cooney, Adeline; Darcy, Eamon; Casey, Denis – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Writing from sources is an important academic skill but students find it a difficult skill to learn. The lesson study method was used to design and evaluate learning and teaching strategies aimed at improving students' writing from sources skills. The team developed a seven-part lesson plan and associated learning activities and practice…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills, Skill Development
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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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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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