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Student Attitudes Toward Using Social Media For Class Assignments, Kathryn Woods, Melissa Gomez, Michelle Arnold Mar 2017

Student Attitudes Toward Using Social Media For Class Assignments, Kathryn Woods, Melissa Gomez, Michelle Arnold

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Effects Of The Flipped Classroom Model On Course Experience, Basic Need Satisfaction, And Motivation In An Undergraduate Research Methods Course, Jody L. Langdon, Diana Sturges, Robert Schlote Mar 2015

Effects Of The Flipped Classroom Model On Course Experience, Basic Need Satisfaction, And Motivation In An Undergraduate Research Methods Course, Jody L. Langdon, Diana Sturges, Robert Schlote

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The goal of the study was to determine the effects of the Flipped Classroom Model on undergraduate Exercise Science majors' basic need satisfaction, motivation, academic performance, and attitudes in a Research Methods course. This session addresses a curricular innovation and its ability to impact student learning. As such it contributes to the advancement of SoTL in this area. An adapted survey, which included the Course Evaluation Questionnaire (Griffin, Coates, Mcinnis, & James, 2003), the Basic Need Satisfaction in Relationships Scale (La Guardia, Ryan, Couchman, & Deci, 2000), and the Academic Self-Regulation Scale (Ryan & Connell, 1989) was administered to approximately 172 students in ...


Implementing A Flipped Classroom Model In Nine University Courses, David P. Christianson Mar 2015

Implementing A Flipped Classroom Model In Nine University Courses, David P. Christianson

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A cohort of nine professors at Abilene Christian University worked through the summer semester to plan flipped classes for the fall semester. The nine professors were selected from among a group who had attended one or both of professional development presentations in which other faculty members shared their experience of using the flipped model. The two experienced faculty members served as mentors and advisors to the cohort of nine. Both participants and mentors were paid a stipend for their participation in this initiative.

Four training modules were addressed over 2 days: Overview of Flipping, Media Production, Assessment, and Active Learning ...


Turning Vision Into Action, Keturah Mazo Mar 2015

Turning Vision Into Action, Keturah Mazo

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"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." (Jack Welch)

Vision requires action. The course I teach, Professional Communication for Executives, has a variety of objectives:

  • To develop a working knowledge of both theory and skills for effective and ethical public and persuasive communication.
  • To develop individual presentation skills.
  • To demonstrate awareness and practice of effective leadership skills and professional behavior.
  • To create appropriate visual aids to enhance communication.

The following assignment incorporates the students' initiative with their knowledge to demonstrate both visually and orally what plans they are ...


Writing About Evolution In Biology – Using Formative Assessment To Assist Student Competency And Reduce Instructor Frustration, Chad Rohrbacher Mar 2014

Writing About Evolution In Biology – Using Formative Assessment To Assist Student Competency And Reduce Instructor Frustration, Chad Rohrbacher

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Scientists are in general reluctant to assign writing projects because they want to evaluate content knowledge and logic, not grammar or mechanics. Campus writing centers are seen by these faculty as ineffective (regardless of their actual performance), and are typically underutilized. As a pilot solution to this problem, we adopted ETS’s Criterion software as a formative assessment tool. Criterion iteratively screened each draft for grammar and construction errors and was subsequently corrected by the student prior to final submission of his/her paper. Each grammatically optimized entry was then examined and commented on for content by a faculty member ...


Mentorship: Competitive Advantage In A Global Marketplace, Doreen Sams, Robin Lewis, Rosalie Richards, Rebecca Mcmullen, Larry Bacnik, Jennifer Hammack, Catlin Powell Mar 2013

Mentorship: Competitive Advantage In A Global Marketplace, Doreen Sams, Robin Lewis, Rosalie Richards, Rebecca Mcmullen, Larry Bacnik, Jennifer Hammack, Catlin Powell

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Greater access to college education, owed in part to technology and globalization, has the potential to prepare students to thrive in the competitive job market. Competition for careers in the U.S. requiring highly educated, innovative employees is increasing. Hence, undergraduate education offerings must change to prepare U.S. students for both a competitive workforce requiring advanced research and analytical skills and as a stepping-stone towards successfully completing post-baccalaureate degrees. Several universities recognize the critical need for undergraduates to engage in research where they participate in real world experiences that cultivate the academic and professional aptitudes required for the global ...


Inter-Institutional Collaboration: The Anti-Mooc?, Anne Marchant, Karen Warren, Veronica Pejril Mar 2013

Inter-Institutional Collaboration: The Anti-Mooc?, Anne Marchant, Karen Warren, Veronica Pejril

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Inter-institutional collaborations are starting to occur with greater frequency. Collaboration allows institutions to leverage resources to best advantage and produces the opportunity for creativity and innovation. As examples: colleges may offer foreign language classes jointly to enroll enough students to be cost effective; universities may partner with non-profits to create rich experiential learning environments. While large-scale, distance education (�MOOCs�) have very useful applications, the authors propose that higher education should be harnessing technology in to develop effective, engaging, and often interdisciplinary learning communities through collaboration in which the lines between research and learning can be blurred. As participants in a ...


New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt Mar 2012

New Media, Technology, And Online Course Delivery: A Comparison Of New Technologies For University Instructors, Philip Aust, Carolyn Carlson, Barbara Gainey, Jake Mcneill, Tamara Powell, Leonard Witt

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In the last decade, higher education has been transformed by a rising number of new media suitable for online course delivery. While university instructors used to ask, “Should I deliver course content online?” Today they ask, “Which technology works best for delivering content online? Which technology can I quickly learn? And which technology can I easily manage?” To answer these questions, a team of university instructors/researchers compared and contrasted nine web-based technologies to determine each one's effectiveness. These technologies include: Wikis, Final Cut Pro, Audition, Facebook, Twitter, Camtasia, Wimba, GoToMeeting, and Second Life. Researchers gave particular attention to ...


Making The Technology Fit The Pedagogy, Keith Beechener, Wendy Fisher, Bill Tait Nov 2007

Making The Technology Fit The Pedagogy, Keith Beechener, Wendy Fisher, Bill Tait

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Three members of the Open University's Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning present details of