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Fleming, Raymond; Pedrick, Laura E.; Stoiber, Leah; Kienzler, Sarah; Fleming, Ryan R.; Reddy, Diane M. – Online Learning, 2018
"U-Pace" instruction, comprised of concept mastery and amplified assistance, has shown promise in increasing undergraduate success. To evaluate the efficacy of "U-Pace" instruction for students at risk for college noncompletion and students not at risk and to determine whether concept mastery, amplified assistance, or both…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Fleming, Raymond; Barth, Dylan; Weber, Nicole; Pedrick, Laura E.; Kienzler, Sarah E.; Reddy, Diane M. – American Journal of Distance Education, 2018
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to determine the efficacy of "U-Pace" instruction for older undergraduates, ages 25 and older, and younger undergraduates, ages 18 to 24. Additionally, change in learner perceptions across the semester, an outcome not reported in the literature on "U-Pace" instruction, was…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Undergraduate Students, Teaching Methods
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Fleming, Raymond; Kienzler, Sarah; Stoiber, Leah; Fleming, Ryan R.; Pedrick, Laura E.; Reddy, Diane M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Less than optimal student success in gateway courses figures prominently in college noncompletion. Past findings suggest that "U-Pace" instruction holds promise for increasing student success. However, all published studies of "U-Pace" instruction were conducted in the gateway course context of introductory psychology. The…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Outcomes of Education, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses
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Reddy, Diane M.; Fleming, Raymond; Pedrick, Laura E.; Ports, Katie A.; Barnack-Tavlaris, Jessica L.; Helion, Alicia M.; Swain, Rodney A. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2011
Because the transition to a knowledge-based economy requires an educated workforce, colleges and universities have made retention of students--particularly those who are academically underprepared--an institutional priority. College completion leads to economic and social advancement for students and is also critical to the nation's economic and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Online Courses