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Lee, J. Hannah – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
To increase student engagement in diversity learning, a method using student poster presentations was applied in an undergraduate cultural psychology course. Twenty-two students in the course created posters summarizing published research articles on cultural psychology, displayed their posters at a public event on campus, and discussed real-life…
Descriptors: Diversity, Multicultural Education, Psychology, Cultural Influences
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Ting, Fridolin Sze Thou; Shroff, Ronnie H.; Lam, Wai Hung; Chin, David C. W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study aimed to better understand the effect that the flipped method of instruction has on students' learning approaches using interactive math lecture videos in a second-year vector calculus course. Three hypotheses were tested to determine if students' perceptions of their level of active engagement, the number of interactive lecture videos…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, STEM Education, Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness
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Zehler, Alexis; Cole, Britt – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The literature supports the concept of a flipped classroom as a pedagogical approach that can improve critical thinking, enhance clinical judgment, and promote student engagement. This project implemented the flipped classroom concept in two nursing specialty courses, one didactic and one clinical. Data were gathered from both courses using a…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Learner Engagement
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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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Kinkead, Joyce; Titchener, Frances; Wheatley, Rebecca – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) programs pair students with faculty to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom. These programs have the potential to offer a high-impact experience (Kuh, 2008); students feel more connected to learning when meaningfully engaged. UTAs develop important relationships with faculty mentors, hone…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Student Relationship
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Dempster, Michaux E.; Dempster, Gregory M. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This article discusses a study conducted to evaluate the effect of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) University College's Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) Program on student performance in first-year core curriculum courses. First, a description and history of the UTA program are provided. Next, the authors describe how quantitative…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Hunter, Sally B.; Moran, Hayley B.; Mullican, K. Nicole; Connor, Lisa A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether college students' attitudes toward group work could be influenced by thoughtful group project design. Undergraduate students (N = 123) in a lifespan human development course were assigned to groups and asked to create a smartphone app for a specific life stage. The authors utilized a convergent…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities
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Gonzalez, Joseph J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Hoping to increase student engagement, the author decided to re-envision his course on contemporary global issues in a "flipped" format. The results proved encouraging--to a degree. Over the course of five semesters, applying lessons gleaned from the literature, students learned how to read challenging texts outside of class and…
Descriptors: Homework, Reading Assignments, Interviews, Teaching Methods
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Lai, Ka Man; Ko, Tiffany; Ng, Man Shan Grace – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This study investigates a novel approach to training first-year science faculty students in laboratory safety and ethical awareness. Students were exposed to videos of laboratory incidents via their smartphones. They had to respond to the scenarios by scanning QR codes transfixed on certain equipment or taking photos of the laboratory's…
Descriptors: Laboratory Safety, Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Ethics
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Chan, Isaac; Leung, Vincent; Yan, Kendall; Kwong, Theresa; Lau, Peter – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
Student-generated materials offer high engagement, connectedness, and satisfaction in learning. In this project, the students merged the concepts and cases learned in class with the experiences of business professionals to create scenarios that can convey the concepts of Business Ethics (BE) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to secondary…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Ethical Instruction, Business Education, Social Responsibility
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Pelletier, Kathie L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
This study extends the empirical findings of the use of continuous, lecture-embedded assessments to increase engagement and enhance learning. Outcome data (exam performance and attendance rates) from college students in three upper-division business course sections who took quizzes and wrote two-minute papers (test group) were compared to outcome…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Learning Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Chittum, Jessica R.; McConnell, Kathryne Drezek; Sible, Jill – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2017
Teaching large classes is increasingly common; thus, demand for effective large-class pedagogy is rising. One method, titled "SCALE-UP" (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs), is intended for large classes and involves collaborative, active learning in a technology-rich and student-centered environment.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning
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Dallimore, Elise J.; Hertenstein, Julie H.; Platt, Marjorie B. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
Prior research indicates that the frequency with which students participate in classroom discussion is positively related to learning. This study examines students' perceptions of the relationship between their class discussion participation and learning and between preparation and both comfort with participating and actual discussion…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Research Methodology
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Krain, Matthew – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
This study revisits case learning's effects on student engagement and assesses student learning as a result of the use of case studies and problem-based learning. The author replicates a previous study that used indirect assessment techniques to get at case learning's impact, and then extends the analysis using a pre- and post-test experimental…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
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Bach, Dorothe J.; Cook-Sather, Alison – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2016
This article is about and for teachers wishing to open space at the intersection of the affective and the cognitive-space, we argue, that is particularly conducive to deep learning and within which students can empower themselves as learners and knowers. Drawing on written and spoken reflections of three faculty members, the authors explore how…
Descriptors: Reflection, Listening, Higher Education, Teachers
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