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Wolfe, Christopher R.; Dandignac, Mitchell – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2021
Students in a course on the psychology of language and thought first wrote flash fiction stories and analyzed them using course concepts. As an experiential learning exercise, they subsequently analyzed those stories for a number of psycholinguistic variables using the discourse technology Coh-Metrix. Their assignment was to change a number of…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Fiction, Writing (Composition), Discourse Analysis
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Heinsch, Patrick; Handke, Jürgen – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Humanoid robots are gradually becoming part of everyday life as well as education. Virtual agents have demonstrated their benefits for years, and experts expect similar positive effects from the use of humanoid robots in education. Project H.E.A.R.T. (Humanoid Emotional Assistant Robots in Teaching), from Philipps-University Marburg, has developed…
Descriptors: Robotics, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Universities
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Kong, Siu Cheung – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
The article presents the learning outcomes of students after walking through a learning trail on academic integrity in a university. With an academic integrity framework and a scoring rubric, students' reflection texts on academic integrity written before and after completing the trail was analyzed by the counting of matching keywords and a…
Descriptors: Ethics, Integrity, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes
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Alessio, Helaine; Maurer, Karsten – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the meteoric rise of online course offerings, the development and adoption of software tools has been integral to the quality of the educational experience. There are substantial concerns regarding academic integrity during online test taking, which sacrifices much of the instructor's control over the testing environment in favor of allowing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Supervision, Online Courses, Computer Assisted Testing
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Lee, Amy Wai Sum – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Academic integrity is a quality that all university students must understand and practice. Despite it being a compulsory part of the curriculum in any discipline, cases of violation still arise, suggesting an ineffective learning experience. The author addresses two issues in the teaching of academic integrity--content materials and modes of…
Descriptors: Humanities, Integrity, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods
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Bernauer, James A.; Fuller, Richard G. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
The authors focus on the critical role of assessment within a flipped classroom environment where instruction is based on constructivist learning theory and where desired student outcomes are at the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. While assessment is typically thought of in terms of providing summative measures of performance or achievement, it…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework
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Stearns, Donald E.; Houlihan, Adam J.; Corbo, Christopher P.; Mosher, Roy H. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Two professors co-taught critical and civic thinking in the same first-semester course for four years. For the first year, they used computerized argument mapping and critical-thinking-for-civic-thinking (CT)[superscript 2] exercises based on open-ended scenarios framed within a civic context. The instructors assessed student skill levels using…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Civics
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Ruff, Susan; Carter, Michael – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2015
To better understand the gap between recent graduates' communication abilities and employers' expectations, the authors surveyed software engineering professionals. They asked which of 67 communication abilities are unimportant for software engineers, which ones are learned on the job, which ones recent graduates are expected to have but lack, and…
Descriptors: Expectation, Employers, Employer Attitudes, College Graduates
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Bilbro, J.; Iluzada, C.; Clark, D. E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors compared student perceptions of audio and written feedback in order to assess what types of students may benefit from receiving audio feedback on their essays rather than written feedback. Many instructors previously have reported the advantages they see in audio feedback, but little quantitative research has been done on how the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Essays, Writing (Composition), Writing Evaluation
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Freeman, Greta G.; Wash, Pamela D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Teaching in the digital age has become increasingly challenging for college and university faculty. Application, relevance, and active engagement rather than traditional PowerPoint slide show lectures are what our technology-savvy, socially networked students crave and need to keep their attention and interest levels high. Using a combination of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Brain, Learner Engagement
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Houtman, Anne M.; Walker, Sean – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
The authors tested the predictions of a game theory model of plagiarism, using a test population of student papers submitted to an online plagiarism detection program, over five semesters in a non-majors biology course with multiple sections and high enrollment. Consistent with the model, as the probability of detection and the penalty if caught…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Game Theory, Plagiarism, Biology
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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Dabbagh, Nada – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
The authors examined whether Web-based pedagogical tools (WBPT) supported the use of self-regulatory processes with 80 college students enrolled in distributed learning courses. Using an online survey, students were asked to indicate what specific processes of self-regulation (for example, goal setting, self-monitoring, time planning and…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, College Students, Technology Uses in Education
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Smith, Robert S. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
Discusses how spreadsheet software can be used at the college level to teach mathematical algorithms that rely on iterative procedures. Describes an application in an Australian college class for second-year mathematics students including curriculum, structure, and projects. Argues that this approach can reverse declining interest in mathematics,…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Design