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Dawson, Debra L. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper examines levers or drivers that have influenced the direction of educational development in Canada over the last 40 years and also tries to predict what will be the impact of some current levers on changing the work of developers in the next 20 years. Reflecting on those years, it is apparent our work in the 1980s was very focused on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Ahmad, Arshad; Stockley, Denise; Smith, Ron; Hastings-Truelove, Amber – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
In 2016 the 3M National Teaching Fellowship reached a milestone in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first fellowship in 1986. The fellowship is the premier award of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and each year up to 10 fellows are announced. Thus far, there has not been a systematic review or evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Fellowships, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Birol, Gülnur; Briseño-Garzón, Adriana; Han, Andrea – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
The University of British Columbia-Vancouver (UBC-V) implemented a campus-wide survey of faculty teaching practices and perceptions. All 11 Faculties participated, resulting in a total of 1177 responses for an overall response rate of 24%. We compared response patterns of faculty who reported spending less than 25%, between 26-50%, between 51-75%,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Time Perspective, Time on Task
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Lakhal, Sawsen; Bateman, Dianne; Bédard, Janie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
The aim of this study is to present a narrative literature review of advantages, challenges, and conditions for the success of blended synchronous course delivery mode. For this purpose, we searched the database EditLib and analyzed 16 existing papers from 2001 to 2016. The conditions for success were operationalized in the Master Teacher Program…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Study
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Curry, Lynn; Docherty, Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
The rapid and widespread adoption of competency-based education (CBE) has brought into sharp focus long-standing tensions built into education systems, particularly for graduate and professional schools. We all share the desire to produce graduates equipped to respond capably in a rapidly changing world. However, many of us struggle with the…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Design, Program Implementation
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Rawle, Fiona; Bowen, Tracey; Murck, Barbara; Hong, Rosa Junghwa – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Curriculum mapping can be used to document, align, visualize, and assess curricular data, such as learning outcomes, assessment materials, instructional techniques, and student pre- and post-testing scores. A cross-disciplinary Curriculum Mapping Initiative currently underway at the University of Toronto Mississauga aims to: (1) develop guidelines…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Concept Mapping, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Strategies
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Groen, Jovan F. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Stemming from increased levels of participation and diversity of the student base and from growing scrutiny on the quality of university degrees, governments have begun establishing mechanisms to monitor and support quality in higher education. Faced with administrative quality assurance structures, academics often complain that little is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Benchmarking
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Pierre, Danielle – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Oppression and marginalization of people who identify as LGBTQ+ persist on university campuses despite their right to be free of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. In an attempt to highlight the real and detrimental impacts of normative heterosexual and cisgender ideologies on Ontarian students the Ontario Undergraduate Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Gender Issues
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Grills, Sheilagh – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Student Services support, including learning skills assistance, can be integral in empowering learners. First-year students are expected to be self-directed in their learning, yet may have neither been challenged nor experienced negative consequences for a lack of perseverance. Academic skills professionals can be partners with teaching faculty in…
Descriptors: Workshops, Learning Strategies, Skill Development, Introductory Courses
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Murray, Jacqueline; Lachowsky, Nathan John; Green, Natalie – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Online courses are increasing in popularity while universities are using first-year seminars to address the challenges of large impersonal classes, lack of student engagement, and increased skills development. Could the learning experience and benefits of an in-person first-year seminar be achieved through an online distance education (DE) format?…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Online Courses, Student Experience
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Lekhi, Priyanka; Allen, Meghan; Leung, Fok-Shuen; Gilley, Brett; Rieger, Georg; Fox, Joanne A. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Students who engage in undergraduate research experiences acquire many benefits, including an understanding of how scientific knowledge is constructed, recognition that knowledge can be complex and uncertain, and the habit of viewing knowledge critically. This paper describes a first-year two-course sequence that provides multidisciplinary…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinary Approach, Delivery Systems
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Cramer, Ken; Pschibul, Rebecca – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
The present study investigated the time usage and levels of perceived stress, academic workload, and recreation time for 177 students at the University of Windsor before, during, and after Fall Reading Week (FRW). Over a three-week span (at various times of the day), students received a message to their smartphone to complete a 20-second survey…
Descriptors: Time Factors (Learning), Time on Task, Recreational Activities, Reading Habits
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Poole, Heather; Khan, Ayesha; Agnew, Michael – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
More and more Canadian post-secondary institutions are introducing a fall break into their term calendars. In 2015, a full week fall break was introduced at our university in order to enhance academic performance and improve mental health amongst students. Our interdisciplinary team surveyed undergraduate students at our university about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Undergraduate Students
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Fukuzawa, Sherry; Boyd, Cleo; Cahn, Joel – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
Problem-based learning (PBL) is a self-directed learning strategy where students work collaboratively in small groups to investigate open-ended relatable case scenarios. Students develop transferable skills that can be applied across disciplines, such as collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Despite extensive research on…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Anthropology
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Sharen, Colleen; Feltham, Mark; Braecker, Michelle – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2017
This essay describes an undergraduate research project involving collaboration among two professors and a student. The result, a business case about the student's workplace, was ultimately presented at an academic conference and is now under consideration for publication. We describe the circumstances that led to the project, its outcomes, and our…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Assignments, Class Activities, Case Studies
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