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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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Langford, Sara J.; Von Glahn, Nicholas; Narayan, Anjana – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Many studies have examined the effects of technology on education as well as how educators feel about technology; however, this study examined the opinions of 528 students regarding how technology influences their education. In particular, we investigated whether students felt a sense of entitlement to use their technology in the classroom. The…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes, Influence of Technology, Classroom Environment
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Ferrari-Bridgers, Franca; Blake-Campbell, Barbara – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
This study examined the effectiveness of reflective pedagogy in advancing integrative learning experiences in an urban community college. The researchers measured this effectiveness by looking at the change in the level of students' learning. The findings were supported through quantitative data from several disciplines and qualitative data from a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Urban Schools, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Taylor, Marianne G.; Shore, Wendelyn J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
The authors describe the development, execution, and assessment of a one-month study abroad course in London, England. Course learning objectives are discussed, linked to specific assignments, and evaluated using multiple methods. The authors highlight two team-based assignments on expertise development related to (1) navigating the London…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
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Martinez, Anabella; Castillo-Montoya, Milagros; Bolitzer, Liza Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2019
Learning in higher education is often perceived from the standpoint of the students, yet faculty are also learners. To investigate what faculty learn from their interactions with students, the authors analyzed interview data from 40 early post-tenure faculty and learned that (1) faculty approach subject matter differently than students and (2) the…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Faculty Development, College Students, College Faculty
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Kagan, Spencer – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Frequent student processing of lecture content (1) clears working memory, (2) increases long-term memory storage, (3) produces retrograde memory enhancement, (4) creates episodic memories, (5) increases alertness, and (6) activates many brain structures. These outcomes increase comprehension of and memory for content. Many professors now…
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Faculty, College Students, Lecture Method
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Marra, Rose M.; Jonassen, David H.; Palmer, Betsy; Luft, Steve – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional method where student learning occurs in the context of solving an authentic problem. PBL was initially developed out of an instructional need to help medical school students learn their basic sciences knowledge in a way that would be more lasting while helping to develop clinical skills…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving, Constructivism (Learning)
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Roberson, Bill; Franchini, Billie – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Group and team tasks are the culminating outputs of student learning in team and collaborative learning environments. How they are conceived and designed, therefore, can directly determine the success of the pedagogical strategy. A key design issue for creating effective tasks is how best to focus student knowledge, observation, and analysis…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, College Students, College Faculty
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Fallahi, Carolyn R.; LaMonaca, Frank H., Jr. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009
It is crucial for teachers to communicate effectively about educational objectives to students, colleagues, and others in education. In 1956, Bloom developed a cognitive learning taxonomy to enhance communication between college examiners. The Bloom taxonomy consists of 6 hierarchical levels of learning (knowledge, comprehension, application,…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Learning Strategies, Examiners, Classification
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Damico, Amy M.; Quay, Sara E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2009
This study reveals that first-year college students are more impacted by the process of learning to learn than by the content of what they are learning. Specifically, adapting to college-level academic expectations, adopting successful study habits, and coping with the tendency to procrastinate were found to be critical to students' academic…
Descriptors: College Students, Study Habits, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
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Terry, Krista P.; Doolittle, Peter E.; Scheer, Stephanie B.; McNeill, Andrea – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2004
The development of distance and distributed learning environments on college campuses has created a need to reconsider traditional approaches to teaching and learning by integrating research and theories in human learning, pedagogy, and instructional technology. Creating effective and efficient multimedia for Web-based instruction requires a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web Based Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Bernauer, James A. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Describes a teaching method based on the need to identify important learning outcomes and integrate them throughout all stages of the teaching-learning cycle. Stages include pretesting, classroom instruction, outcomes, and long-term impacts. A fundamental principle is that students know what outcomes are expected and that teachers and students…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Strategies
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Fabry, Victoria J.; Eisenbach, Regina; Curry, Renee R.; Golich, Vicki L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
A study investigated the effect of classroom assessment techniques (CATs) on both content and process of college students' learning. Instructors ask students to provide regular, anonymous feedback about their understanding of course material and the effectiveness of class structure. Comments of students in biology, business management, political…
Descriptors: Biology, Business Administration Education, College Instruction, Formative Evaluation
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Robertson, Douglas L. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1997
Few college teachers understand the process learners go through during periods of insight, large or small. Many treat this transition from one paradigm of knowledge to another as purely cognitive when, in fact, it is also highly emotional. A model of the transition is presented and a reflective guide is offered to help teachers facilitate this…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, Concept Formation
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Richlin, Laurie; Wentzell, Gregg W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1998
Introduces the seven articles in this issue, noting that four focus on unusual methods for encouraging and assessing the learning of college student and three explore pedagogical methods for understanding and assisting students' learning. (DB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
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