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Students' Evaluations of University Teaching: Research Findings, Methodological Issues, and Directions for Future Research
Abstract The purposes of this monograph are to provide an overview of findings and of research methodology used to study students' evaluations of teaching effectiveness, and to examine implicationsExpand
How Does Distance Education Compare With Classroom Instruction? A Meta-Analysis of the Empirical Literature
A meta-analysis of the comparative distance education (DE) literature between 1985 and 2002 was conducted. In total, 232 studies containing 688 independent achievement, attitude, and retentionExpand
Instructional Interventions Affecting Critical Thinking Skills and Dispositions: A Stage 1 Meta-Analysis
Critical thinking (CT), or the ability to engage in purposeful, self-regulatory judgment, is widely recognized as an important, even essential, skill. This article describes an ongoing meta-analysisExpand
Within-Class Grouping: A Meta-Analysis
The effects of within-class grouping on student achievement and other outcomes were quantitatively integrated using two sets of study findings. The first set included 145 effect sizes and exploredExpand
A Meta-Analysis of Three Types of Interaction Treatments in Distance Education
This meta-analysis of the experimental literature of distance education (DE) compares different types of interaction treatments (ITs) with other DE instructional treatments. ITs are the instructionalExpand
Strategies for Teaching Students to Think Critically
Critical thinking (CT) is purposeful, self-regulatory judgment that results in interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and inference, as well as explanations of the considerations on which thatExpand
What Forty Years of Research Says About the Impact of Technology on Learning
This research study employs a second-order meta-analysis procedure to summarize 40 years of research activity addressing the question, does computer technology use affect student achievement inExpand
Directions for Research and Development on Electronic Portfolios
This lead article for the special issue of the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology explores directions for research and development on electronic portfolios, which are digital containersExpand
Navigating student ratings of instruction.
Many colleges and universities have adopted the use of student ratings of instruction as one (often the most influential) measure of instructional effectiveness. In this article, the authors presentExpand