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Cohen, Alexander – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
This case study explores a novel form of classroom simulation that differs from published examples in two important respects. First, it is ongoing. While most simulations represent a single learning episode embedded within a course, the ongoing simulation is a continuous set of interrelated events and decisions that accompany learning throughout…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Case Studies, Simulation, Educational Strategies
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Knowlton, Dave S.; Nygard, Shanda – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
This article reviews early literature (that is, up to mid-year 2013) about Twitter's use in the higher education classroom. Fragmentations are highlighted as a way of showing that the literature does not cohesively claim advantages or disadvantages of using Twitter as a teaching and learning tool. The article also points to the limitations of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Classroom Techniques, Literature Reviews, Educational History
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Moffett, Nelle; Fleisher, Steven C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
The authors describe principles of good teaching drawn from meta-analyses of research on teaching effectiveness. Recent developments in neurobiology are presented and aligned to provide biological support for these principles. To make it easier for college faculty to try out sample instructional strategies, the authors map principles of good…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Neuropsychology, Educational Principles, Meta Analysis
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Bowman, Margo; Frame, Debra L.; Kennette, Lynne N. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Pedagogical considerations should be guided by empirical, brain-based research on the human information processing system. People build and organize knowledge into a network-like system that connects related information. As learning occurs, learners expand the network to accommodate new information. Instructional strategies can be used to maximize…
Descriptors: Brain, Research, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Processes
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Zambo, Debby; Zambo, Ron; Sidlik, Lawrence – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2013
Neuroscience is revealing how the brains of individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) function, and advances in medicine are leading to treatments. This study investigated preservice teachers' knowledge and beliefs about students with ADHD. The majority of preservice teachers knew someone with ADHD, which, along with courses…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Neurosciences, Medicine
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Black, Laurel Johnson; Wygonik, Mindy L.; Frey, Barbara A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
The purpose of this study was to identify the frequency and seriousness of disruptive student behaviors and the effective strategies used by educators to manage these classroom behaviors. At a mid-sized state university, 228 of 780 faculty members (29.2%) completed a 76-item survey. Results indicated that as faculty members' participation in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Classroom Environment, Change Strategies
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Baxter Magolda, Marcia B.; King, Patricia M.; Drobney, Kristy L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Introducing first-year college students to complex thinking is often complicated by their reliance on external authority. A key task for educators is identifying the nature of experiences that offer academic challenge yet are accompanied with sufficient support for students to engage these challenges meaningfully. The authors report the nature of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Perspective Taking, Educational Practices, College Freshmen
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Palmer, Timothy B.; Short, Jeremy C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
Service-learning is an instructional method that incorporates community service into the curriculum. The integration of service-learning into business pedagogy provides benefits that are particularly valuable to business students. Yet business educators have been slow to integrate service-learning into their classes. The authors explore the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Business Education, Teaching Methods
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Khan, Samia – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
A professor at a college for women recently was named a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Her innovations in mentoring college women in science are the focus of this case study. Using data collected from faculty interviews, classroom observations, student feedback sheets,…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mentors, Recognition (Achievement), Women Scientists
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DeVore, Simone; Stuart, Shannon; Riall, Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2008
Universal design for instruction is an inclusive teaching model that the authors advocate for responding to the diverse learning needs of students in today's postsecondary classrooms. The goal of universally designed courses is to allow all students to have available a menu of choices by which they can access curriculum content, engage in learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Models, Teaching Methods, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Grobman, Laurie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
Service-learning, an increasingly popular pedagogical strategy in higher education, has been largely ignored in the scholarship of literature teaching. Because political and social activities are inextricably linked with aesthetic and intellectual activities, literary texts and community service can work in complementary ways to inform students'…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Service Learning, Literature, English Literature
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Modla, Virginia B.; Wake, Donna Glenn – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
The authors detail technology-based active literacy strategies that they employed with preservice teachers to enhance their skill and comfort level in providing appropriate technology-supported literacy instruction to future students. They examine four theoretical and pragmatic threads to include in course design: active learning, open-ended…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Literacy, Technology Integration, Active Learning
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Jenkins, Deborah Bainer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
The culture at the authors' institution raised barriers to changing from traditional assessment to portfolio assessment in the doctoral program. A Culture of Independence presented barriers of time and functional inadequacy. A Culture of Compliance raised trust, group process, and membership issues. These barriers were managed and overcome using…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment, Doctoral Programs, Educational Change
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Hubball, Harry; Albon, Simon – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
Faculty learning communities provide an authentic forum through which to engage academics from diverse backgrounds in the scholarship of teaching, learning, and curriculum practice. The authors examine the development and impact of FLC strategies that were employed in an 8-month faculty certificate program on the scholarship of teaching and…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Foreign Countries, Educational Certificates, Data Collection
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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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