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Muir, Tracey; Douglas, Tracy; Trimble, Allison – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
The opening up of online education in the Australian tertiary sector has made higher education accessible for a wide range of students, including those living in rural and regional areas. While student numbers continue to grow as a result of this opportunity, there are increasing concerns regarding low student retention and progression rates for…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Learner Engagement
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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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Cavaleri, Michelle; Kawaguchi, Satomi; Di Biase, Bruno; Power, Clare – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Providing effective, high quality feedback that students engage with remains an important issue in higher education today, particularly in the context of academic language support where feedback helps socialise students to academic writing practices. Technology-enhanced feedback, such as audio and video feedback, is becoming more widely used, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Audio Equipment, Academic Language, Video Technology
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Beccaria, Lisa; Kek, Megan; Huijser, Henk – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Undergraduate nursing students often find essay writing challenging, and feel underprepared, yet the impact of using online feedback to support essay writing has been underexplored. First-year nursing students from a regional university were involved in a project that encouraged them to access an online tutoring service, as part of their…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Nursing Students, Undergraduate Students, Essays
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McInnes, Richard – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Transformations in contemporary higher education have led to an explosion in the number of degrees delivered online, a significant characteristic of which is the incorporation of multimedia to support learning. Despite the proliferation of multimedia and growing literature about the affordances of various technologies, there are relatively few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Virtual Universities, Online Courses
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Horvath, Deanna; Stirling, Emma; Bevacqua, John; Coldrey, Michael; Buultjens, Phil; Buultjens, Melissa; Larsen, Amy – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
Growth in online higher education offerings has been significant in recent years, with many Australian Universities launching programs to extend into new markets and meet the student demand for greater flexibility in delivery modes. Further, it is well understood that good support is an essential component to student success, satisfaction and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, School Orientation, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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Sheridan, Lynnaire; Gibbons, Belinda; Price, Oriana – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2019
The Australian Government requires Higher Education Institutions to demonstrate the work-readiness of graduates. Consequently, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) has been adopted to enhance the workplace skills and professional networks of students to improve graduate employability. While WIL can take many forms, experiences located in workplaces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Experience Programs, Capstone Experiences, Undergraduate Students
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Rayner, Gerry M.; Papakonstantinou, Theo – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Critical thinking (CT) is a highly valued skill, based on feedback from a wide range of stakeholders, and thus academics have long sought to embed CT into undergraduate curricula. In this study, we investigated foundation biology students' self-efficacy of their CT skills (including three CT sub-elements), and whether such self-efficacies changed…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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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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Wisker, Gina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Much current debate about undergraduate student research involves a focus on 'students as partners' and co-constructors of knowledge (Healey, Flint & Harrington 2014, 2016). This debate reveals interesting tensions between student freedom and the role of structuring frameworks. Undergraduate lecturers and research supervisors might feel we are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Research, College Faculty
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McGowan, Ursula – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Effective and continuing development of tertiary students' academic literacy during their undergraduate years has become a crucial issue for Anglophone universities into the 21st century. Research into pedagogies aimed at supporting students' academic literacy development has pointed to the inadequacy of generic approaches delivered as remedial…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Personal Autonomy, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty
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Missingham, Dorothy; Shah, Siddarth; Sabir, Fizza – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Problem solving and researching are connected activities in the engineering profession and across education. The empirical research presented in this paper considered the effectiveness for teaching and learning of a model that was based on this connection and derived from the parameters of the Research Skill Development framework. The model,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Research Skills, Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students
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Dune, Tinashe; Crnek-Georgeson, Kylie; Bidewell, John; Firdaus, Rubab; John, James Rufus – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2018
Background: Whilst e-Portfolios have been used in a variety of learning contexts, disciplines and academic levels, its effectiveness amongst tertiary health science students in Australia has yet to be explored. Investigating students' development of reflexivity through an individually assessed e-Portfolio will produce more information about how…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Student Evaluation, Educational Technology
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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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McFadden, Amanda; Smeaton, Kathleen – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2017
Student volunteer experiences are ubiquitous within higher education contexts. Despite this, there is further scope for understanding the qualitatively different ways students experience volunteering. To achieve this an explicit focus on understanding volunteer experiences from the students' perspective and the relationship these experiences have…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Volunteers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Activities
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