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Raelin, Joseph A.; Bailey, Margaret B.; Hamann, Jerry; Pendleton, Leslie K.; Reisberg, Rachelle; Whitman, David L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
The authors report the results of a three-year longitudinal study of retention among undergraduate engineering students enrolled at four major universities. The study demonstrates that self-efficacy can be a critical factor in student persistence and can be broken down into three components: work, career, and academic self-efficacy. The authors…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Work Experience, Self Efficacy, Academic Persistence
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Scheer, Stephanie B.; Terry, Krista P.; Doolittle, Peter E.; Hicks, David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
Distance education has become a major form of education in the United States. This surge in popularity has launched a plethora of scholarship emphasizing the distillation of those strategies which inform effective, learning experiences in the distance environment. A growing consensus among researchers recognizes the need for a holistic approach to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Sudzina, Mary R. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
This reflective case study traces the journey of an early adopter over almost a decade of online teaching and learning. The author uses specific examples to discuss issues of technology, pedagogy, content, expectations, and outcomes. The evolution of a Web-based course is used as a touchstone for innovations, including video and audio clips, case…
Descriptors: Reflection, Case Studies, Online Courses, Teaching Methods