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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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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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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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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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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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Lu, Yi-Ling; Wu, Chih-Wei – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Knowledge transmission and knowledge construction are two common approaches adopted for teaching and learning in higher education. Applying the two different approaches, this paper developed an evaluation model of teaching and learning, which comprises three main conceptual blocks: teaching, learning and learning assistance. A quantitative survey…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Motameni, Reza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Purpose of the Study: The overall purpose of this study was to investigate whether or not the incorporation of combined flipped classroom, and collaborative learning pedagogical schemes in two restructured sections of principles of marketing course, had any positive impact on students' learning of 100 key marketing concepts, processes, and…
Descriptors: Marketing, Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Braun, Michael – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Student team presentations are commonly utilised in tertiary science courses to help students develop skills in communication, teamwork and literature research, but they are subject to constraints arising from class size, available time, and limited facilities. In an alternative approach, student teams present online using a variety of tools, such…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teamwork
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Harvey, Marina;; Coulson, Debra; McMaugh, Anne – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Reflective practice is widely adopted across the field of experience-based learning subjects in higher education, including practicums, work-integrated learning, internships, service learning and community participation. This adoption of reflective practice implies that it supports student learning through experience. When reviewing the evidence…
Descriptors: Reflection, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Action Research
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Douglas, Tracy; Salter, Susan; Iglesias, Miguel; Dowlman, Michele; Eri, Raj – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the current perspectives of feedback from first and second year undergraduate students enrolled in blended units of study which incorporated both face-to-face and online components. Students enrolled in a unit of study taught by the School of Health Sciences at the University of Tasmania were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
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Hargreaves, Ken – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
This paper offers a medical-education perspective that I will hope complement other disciplinary perspectives in examining the value of reflection for learning in tertiary education. The paper outlines some of the theoretical strands of reflective practice facilitated in a unique course subject for professionalism and patient safety, within the…
Descriptors: Reflection, Medical Education, Professional Identity, Undergraduate Students
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Dune, Tinashe; Bidewell, John; Firdaus, Rubab; Kirwan, Morwenna – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Bringing popular culture to tertiary education can potentially increase student engagement with learning tasks and content, especially when the learning task has students producing the content. Using a single-group intervention plus post-test design, this study implemented and evaluated a purposely developed learning and teaching innovation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Kelton, Maryanne; Kingsmill, Verity – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2016
Increasingly universities aim to provide students with opportunities to graduate with skills ready to perform in the workplace. However, workplace-based opportunities for students enrolled in foreign policy subjects are more limited due to the diplomatic and sensitive political nature of the professional work. Thus there exists a need for higher…
Descriptors: Simulation, Teaching Methods, Foreign Policy, Skill Development