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Clarke, Egerton; Hornyak, Christine – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2012
The ever increasing enrollment of later-life students in institutions of higher learning warrants innovative teaching strategies to promote successful learning outcomes. This article discusses the academic challenges that instructors face and argues in support of an important assessment method, that is, portfolio writing. This novel strategy was…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Teaching Methods, Portfolios (Background Materials), Writing Assignments
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Finkle, Todd A. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2010
This article documents a trip that was made by students from the University of Akron's College of Business to visit Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and the second richest man in the world at his Global Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Every year, Buffett invites a select number of schools to Omaha to visit with him and tour…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Administration, Field Experience Programs, Field Trips
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Wang, Jeremy Fei – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2010
The information age has presented unprecedented opportunities for educators to digitize traditional classrooms, an evolution that can empower instructors to extend the channels of knowledge dissemination and unleash the learning power of students from the manacles of physical classrooms. Since the early adoption of the Internet technology by…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Blended Learning