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Alverson, Ryan – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The author assesses the evolution of classroom community through an examination of three subsequent semesters of a large undergraduate education course at a regional, comprehensive university. The evolution and modification of course format and assignments across three semesters are treated as interventions to foster interactions among students…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Students
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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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Walls, Jill K.; Eby, Kelly E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study sought to better understand students' experiences with instructor feedback on writing assignments. Undergraduate students (n = 162) completed an online survey about the frequency, type, and nature of feedback they received from instructors, their feedback preferences, their satisfaction with feedback, and their use of feedback. Findings…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Preferences, Feedback (Response), Writing Assignments
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Principe, Kristine; Rensel, Ann – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Research indicates that students don't fully utilize instructor feedback. The "immediate feedback assessment technique" (IF AT, Epstein Educational Enterprise, Inc.) is a testing system that promotes student engagement with immediate feedback during an exam. With IF-AT, students use an answer sheet resembling a lottery scratch-off…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Tests, Answer Sheets, Business Administration Education
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Rigsby, Ellen M.; Imamura, Makiko – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study provides an overview of the shifting epistemological terrain regarding methodological approaches to the research process in the field of communication and discusses how a mixed-methods design could improve methods comprehension in undergraduate education. The authors describe how they incorporated a mixed-methods project into the…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Research Projects, Student Research, Undergraduate Students
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Johnson, Matthew R.; Eickholt, Jesse; Hinton, Quentrese – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Traditional active learning classrooms can support student collaboration and increase student engagement, but they are costly (Park & Choi, 2014). This study examined students' perceptions of a traditional active learning classroom ($250,000 approximate cost) and a low-cost active learning classroom ($10,000 approximate cost) in an…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Undergraduate Students, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, Staci N.; Dancz, Claire L. A.; Gallagher, Eliza D.; Pfirman, Aubrie L.; Patel, Khushikumari – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The ability to work effectively in teams is an essential skill. There has been recent interest in applying knowledge of striving instincts to improve student attitudes and performance within teams. The authors report results from a mixed-methods study examining the impact of utilizing striving instinct categories for team formation, along with…
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Student Satisfaction, Teamwork, Group Dynamics
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Nodeland, Brooke; Craig, Jessica M.; Meitl, Michele Bisaccia – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Team-based learning (TBL) is a non-traditional method of instruction that utilizes permanent teams working together to solve problems and make decisions. The authors extend the prior TBL criminal justice literature through a detailed explanation of the use of application-focused activities in the classroom. Specifically, application-focused…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Criminology, Teaching Methods, Problem Solving
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Shaw Bonds, Mahauganee D.; Newstetter, Wendy C.; Kukura, Madison; Desai, Megha; Le Doux, Joseph – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Group projects center learning as a collaborative process, but they often produce mixed results in terms of student commitment and final products. The authors outline their experience with a course designed to engage undergraduate biomedical engineering students in a semester-long group experience and share data from their students' analyses of…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nepal, Kedar; Sharma, Ramjee Prasad; Thapa, Manoj – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
The authors asked students enrolled in a wide range of college mathematics courses to predict their scores on quizzes and exams. They found that top and bottom performers were less accurate predictors, but those scoring in the middle range were more accurate in predicting their scores. Females were more accurate predictors of their scores than…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Self Evaluation (Individuals), College Mathematics, Undergraduate Students
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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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Wan, Sarah Lai Yin; Cheung, Ka Luen; Lin, Xiao Ying – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study evaluates the impact of applying a flipped classroom model to an advanced psychology course at The Education University of Hong Kong. The study implemented mixed-method design, including pre-post surveys and focus group interviews. Overall findings indicated that students were satisfied with the flipped classroom approach but yielded no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Flipped Classroom, Psychology
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Lam, Paul; Ng, Hilary K. Y.; Lau, Carmen K. M.; Tse, Alan H. H. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
Is it worth the time and effort to overcome the challenges to flipping the classroom? To answer this question, we recruited university students from five government-funded universities in Hong Kong. They were asked to complete two surveys with the same measurements before and after the flipped lessons. The results from round 1 of students' pre-…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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Guerra, Archimedes David – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2020
This study investigated the relationships between self-regulated learning, academic self-efficacy, participation in flipped classroom activities, and student performance for 36 undergraduate marketing students. Self-efficacy, cognitive strategy use, and self-regulation were measured using items from the Motivated Strategies of Learning…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Self Efficacy, Flipped Classroom, Student Participation
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