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Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers 2016 Georgia Perimeter College

Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers

Journal of Research Initiatives

Discussion in the college classroom is an important and timely book for college level instructors who want to improve, revise, and deliver engaging courses across disciplines. The purpose of this work is to help college instructors understand the purpose behind fostering classroom discussions. Issues related to participation, classroom management, and class facilitation is discussed within this work. College instructors who teach face-to-face and online courses will find the content of this book useful. In the next section of this review, the reviewer provides a detailed overview of each chapter in the book and discusses the importance of this body of ...


Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe 2016 University of San Francisco

Understanding How Intentionally Unplugging From Cell Phones Shapes Interpersonal Relationships And The Undergraduate College Experience, Jadelin P. Felipe

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of what motivated college students—the Unplugged Students—to intentionally use their cell phones less and how they understood the impact that unplugging had on their interpersonal relationships and college experience. Nine undergraduate college students from four private schools were interviewed in one-on-one semi- structured interviews. These students, considered non-users, provided a particularly useful perspective as these students made a conscious choice to counteract social norms and experienced both being plugged in and unplugged. Cell phones and the act of unplugging proved to make up a complex and more nuanced ...


Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman 2016 Iowa State University

Iowa State University Advance Collaborative Transformation Project: Enhancing Departmental Cultures, Practices And Structures, Sharon Bird, Flo Hamrick, Kristen Constant, Fredric Janzen, Jo Anne Powell-Coffman

Fredric Janzen

“The Iowa State University ADVANCE program is […] designed to create an infrastructure at ISU for transforming structures, cultures, and practices in ways that enable and support recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly qualified and cohesive faculty. This infrastructure is designed to include “top down” university policies and procedures as well as “bottom up” initiatives involving departmental work climate and strategies for improving recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty” (Bird and Hamrick 2008).

To this end, ISU ADVANCE: • collects base-line quantitative data on the faculty recruitment, retention and promotion, and on faculty work issues such as satisfaction with departmental work ...


An Examination Of The Potential Relationship Between Technology And Persistence Among At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco 2016 Western Kentucky University

An Examination Of The Potential Relationship Between Technology And Persistence Among At-Risk College Students, Aaron W. Hughey, Charlene Manco

Aaron Hughey

Academically underprepared college students, i.e., those identified as needing developmental (remedial) English, mathematics and reading courses in order to maximize their potential for academic success at college-level studies, were provided with the opportunity to rent, for a minimal, subsidized fee, mini-computers bundled with digital course materials (e-books). The academic aptitude of the students who participated in the study was assessed when they entered the program, and their academic performance was assessed at the end of the semester in which they were provided with these resources. The aptitude, performance and retention of program participants were then compared with those of ...


Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey 2016 Western Kentucky University

Drastic Education Reforms Would Devalue Mission And Learning Process, Aaron W. Hughey

Aaron Hughey

No abstract provided.


Transforming Technology Management Courses For Web Delivery, Wayne Wakeland 2016 Portland State University

Transforming Technology Management Courses For Web Delivery, Wayne Wakeland

Wayne W. Wakeland

This paper explores the ramifications of using web technology in teaching technology management courses, computer-based modeling and simulation courses in particular. The emphasis is on what works, but disappointments are also mentioned. Web technology is being used to supplant lectures with self-paced materials and lab exercises that enable students to take courses remotely and asynchronously. Web-based exams are also discussed.


Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson 2016 Iowa State University

Effectiveness Of A Computer-Based Tutorial For Teaching How To Make A Blood Smear., Vanessa Preast, Jared A. Danielson, Holly Bender, Maury Bousson

Holly Bender

BACKGROUND:

Computer-aided instruction (CAI) was developed to teach veterinary students how to make blood smears. This instruction was intended to replace the traditional instructional method in order to promote efficient use of faculty resources while maintaining learning outcomes and student satisfaction.

OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a computer-aided blood smear tutorial on 1) instructor's teaching time, 2) students' ability to make blood smears, and 3) students' ability to recognize smear quality.

METHODS:

Three laboratory sessions for senior veterinary students were taught using traditional methods (control group) and 4 sessions were taught using ...


Digital Storytelling As Poetic Reflection In Occupational Therapy Education: An Empirical Study, Lisebet S. Skarpaas, Grete Jamissen, Cecilie Krüger, Vigdis Holmberg, Pip Hardy 2016 Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HIOA), Norway; Presenter, Stavanger, Norway

Digital Storytelling As Poetic Reflection In Occupational Therapy Education: An Empirical Study, Lisebet S. Skarpaas, Grete Jamissen, Cecilie Krüger, Vigdis Holmberg, Pip Hardy

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Stories are powerful aids to reflection. Thus, the use of stories may be a pathway to enhanced reflective practice and clinical reasoning skills. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether and how digital storytelling can contribute to occupational therapy (OT) students’ learning through reflections on experiences from placement education. A cohort of OT students (n = 57) participated in a 2-day workshop to create digital stories. Data were generated through a questionnaire with a response rate of 100% of students who completed the workshop (n = 34). Quantitative analysis methods were used to reveal a level of agreement in the ...


The Explorations Program: Benefits Of Single-Session, Research- Focused Classes For Students And Postdoctoral Instructors, Jeremy L. Hsu, Anna M. Wrona, Sarah E. Brownell, Waheeda Khalfan 2016 Chapman University

The Explorations Program: Benefits Of Single-Session, Research- Focused Classes For Students And Postdoctoral Instructors, Jeremy L. Hsu, Anna M. Wrona, Sarah E. Brownell, Waheeda Khalfan

Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles and Research

We present an update to Explorations, a program at Stanford University that allows undergraduates in an introductory biology course to explore specialized topics in the biological sciences while providing graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the unique opportunity to develop and teach single-session, research-focused classes. We provide an assessment of eight iterations of the program, using program attendance, student and instructor evaluations, senior exit surveys, course grades, and completion of undergraduate honors theses to assess the impact of our program on students and instructors. Students rated their experiences highly, and most reported that the program had a positive impact on their ...


Editorial: On Genuine Dialogue, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: On Genuine Dialogue, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: Understanding Backwards, Looking Forwards, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: Understanding Backwards, Looking Forwards, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: A Middle Ground, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: A Middle Ground, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course?, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course?, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: Acronyms Repurposed, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: Acronyms Repurposed, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: The Long View, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: The Long View, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: The Challenge That Won’T Go Away, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: The Challenge That Won’T Go Away, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: The Complexities Of “College Success”, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: The Complexities Of “College Success”, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Editorial: New Voices And . . . Familiar Voices, Jeff Sommers 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Editorial: New Voices And . . . Familiar Voices, Jeff Sommers

Jeff Sommers

No abstract provided.


Learning To Be Brave Within And Beyond Partnership, Anita Ntem 2016 Bryn Mawr College

Learning To Be Brave Within And Beyond Partnership, Anita Ntem

Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


Practicing Virtue In Teaching And Learning, Carola Binder 2016 Haverford College

Practicing Virtue In Teaching And Learning, Carola Binder

Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education

No abstract provided.


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