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Marking Machinima: A Case Study In Assessing Student Use Of A Web 2.0 Technology, Graham Barwell, Christopher Moore, Ruth Walker Jul 2015

Marking Machinima: A Case Study In Assessing Student Use Of A Web 2.0 Technology, Graham Barwell, Christopher Moore, Ruth Walker

Christopher L Moore Dr

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“We’Re Off To Replace The Wizard”: Lessons From A Collaborative Group Project Assignment, Miguel Centellas, Gregory J. Love Jul 2012

“We’Re Off To Replace The Wizard”: Lessons From A Collaborative Group Project Assignment, Miguel Centellas, Gregory J. Love

Miguel Centellas

This article examines the effectiveness of a collaborative group learning project for teaching a core competency in comparative politics: constitutional structures. We use a quasi-experimental design and propensity score matching to assess the value of a consti- tutional writing group project and presentation. The results provide strong evidence that these learning tools are highly valuable for teaching abstract concepts. Students who par- ticipated in the project scored significantly higher on a short series of questions in final exams given several weeks after the completion of the group project. Somewhat paradox- ically, the project increased competency but did not affect student ...


Preaching What We Practice: Bringing Scope And Methods “Back In”, Miguel Centellas Oct 2011

Preaching What We Practice: Bringing Scope And Methods “Back In”, Miguel Centellas

Miguel Centellas

Recent discussions of teaching research methods have focused on understand- ing the relationship between methods courses and the broader discipline, including the need to integrate qualitative methods and other approaches beyond the traditional statis- tical approaches still common in the majority of undergraduate research methods courses. This article contributes to this conversation by arguing that the basic elements of research design and qualitative techniques should be integrated into substantive (or “non-methods”) courses across the discipline. To accomplish this aim, I offer a brief outline of methodolog- ical benchmark skills—drawn from the pool of skills necessary for a successful thesis ...


Core Elements Of Exemplary Academic Integrity Policy In Australian Higher Education, Tracey Bretag, Saadia Mahmud, Margaret Wallace, Ruth Walker, Colin James, Margaret Green, Julianne East, Ursula Mcgowan, Lee Partridge Dec 2010

Core Elements Of Exemplary Academic Integrity Policy In Australian Higher Education, Tracey Bretag, Saadia Mahmud, Margaret Wallace, Ruth Walker, Colin James, Margaret Green, Julianne East, Ursula Mcgowan, Lee Partridge

Ruth Walker

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Academic Integrity Standards: A Preliminary Analysis Of The Academic Integrity Policies At Australian Universities, Tracey Bretag, Saadia Mahmud, Julianne East, Margaret Green, Colin James, Ursula Mcgowan, Lee Partridge, Ruth Walker, Margaret Wallace Dec 2010

Academic Integrity Standards: A Preliminary Analysis Of The Academic Integrity Policies At Australian Universities, Tracey Bretag, Saadia Mahmud, Julianne East, Margaret Green, Colin James, Ursula Mcgowan, Lee Partridge, Ruth Walker, Margaret Wallace

Ruth Walker

No abstract provided.


Marking Machinima: A Case Study In Assessing Student Use Of A Web 2.0 Technology, Graham Barwell, Christopher Moore, Ruth Walker Dec 2010

Marking Machinima: A Case Study In Assessing Student Use Of A Web 2.0 Technology, Graham Barwell, Christopher Moore, Ruth Walker

Ruth Walker

No abstract provided.


Pop Culture In The Classroom: American Idol, Karl Marx, And Alexis De Tocqueville, Miguel Centellas Jul 2010

Pop Culture In The Classroom: American Idol, Karl Marx, And Alexis De Tocqueville, Miguel Centellas

Miguel Centellas

This article discusses the use of pop culture in the classroom as a means to teach foundational political science authors and concepts. I focus on my experience using Amer- ican Idol as a point of reference to discuss Marx and Engel’s The Communist Manifesto and Tocqueville’s Democracy in America in undergraduate comparative politics courses. Stu- dents are asked to construct a written argument projecting Marx or Tocqueville’s percep- tions of American Idol, based on their readings. My experiences demonstrate that asking students to reflect on their own contemporary experience through the prism of these two works helps ...


From The Classroom To The Boardroom: How Understanding "The Rules" Of Dating Can Help Undergraduate Business Students Understand "The Rules'' Of Effective Career Communication, Thomas Clark, Marilyn K. Easter, Marilyn Clark Jan 2007

From The Classroom To The Boardroom: How Understanding "The Rules" Of Dating Can Help Undergraduate Business Students Understand "The Rules'' Of Effective Career Communication, Thomas Clark, Marilyn K. Easter, Marilyn Clark

Marilyn K. Easter

This article describes an in-class exercise that has worked to elevate student awareness of the importance of planning verbal and nonverbal behavior as key to successful career communication. Small groups of students answer questions about dating and then apply their understanding from what it takes to make and sustain a positive impression in dating situations to career communication, including networking, co-op, and job interviews.


Using Emerging Technologies To Serve The Underserved, Andree Robinson-Neal Dec 2006

Using Emerging Technologies To Serve The Underserved, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

Community colleges in America developed out of a need to fill the gap between high school or technical education and university-level study. The two-year postsecondary experience which is typically offered at locations that are “community friendly” has attracted persons of color and those with more conservative economic means in ever-increasing numbers. Historically, these marginalized populations have experienced educational inequalities in larger numbers than other groups. As statistics show increasing enrollments from members of these groups, community colleges must provide and improve services that appropriately address both student need and societal demand. Students who are able to successfully obtain transfer to ...


Writing Across Curriculum: Evaluating A Faculty-Centered Approach, Rolanda P. Farrington Pollard, Marilyn K. Easter Jan 2006

Writing Across Curriculum: Evaluating A Faculty-Centered Approach, Rolanda P. Farrington Pollard, Marilyn K. Easter

Marilyn K. Easter

This paper discusses research on a pilot study for implementing a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program in the College of Business (CoB) at a California Public University. Data analysis focused on faculty and writing assistant satisfaction using interviews, and on student learning as measured by evaluation of progressive writing assignments. Discussion includes: 1) assumptions on which the pilot was based and its goals, 2) overview of how the program was structured and implemented, 3) outcomes of the pilot program, and 4) recommendations for future programs. Results suggest both faculty and student participants were satisfied with the pilot program implementation ...


The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal Jan 2006

The Evolution Of Education Has Not Been Televised: Educational Inequalities And The Impact Of Change, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

The historical evolution of education and impact of its inequalities have not been televised. The world is more often exposed to “overcomology” —society’s assertion that oppressed peoples or so-called minorities have overcome past injustices and are now able to access the same educational opportunities as so-called majority groups. This paper provides a Gil Scott-Heron-esque review of the effects of inequalities on this key social institution.