Research

Here you can find the latest research related to academic integrity, learning outcomes and educational technology.

Current Topics

Here you can find research articles relating to current events such as the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past year the pandemic has dramatically altered college teaching, and one side-effect seems to be a rise in exam cheating. In some cases, students are using homework help sites, including Chegg, to get answers during exams. The company …

Reflections on the COVID Crisis

The COVID-19 global pandemic of 2020 imposed a unique natural experiment on Regent University MBA students and professors. In this study we consider two research issues. The COVID -19 experience provided practical insight for professors teaching students directly affected by …

Assessment is an important element of any effective teaching and learning strategy. Designing an appropriate assessment strategy is a continual challenge for instructors because the assessment structure must be well aligned with the intended learning outcomes. Technological advances have led …

Academic Integrity

Below you can find the latest research on Academic Integrity in an online setting.

Deception and dishonesty in online exams are believed to link to their unmonitored nature where users appear to have the opportunity to collaborate or utilize unauthorized resources during these assessments. The primary goal of this study was to investigate the …

This study explored new ways to maintain academic integrity for large enrollment, completely online courses. We examined the use of ProctorU as our proctoring strategy with the objectives to identify any implementation challenges and understand the impact of using an …

Online education is expected to grow, bringing new challenges. One of the biggest challengesconcerns the validity of online assessments. Questions arise about cheating, including whether ornot the person taking the assessments is the student registered for the course. Studies have …

This paper focuses on reducing cheating opportunities of online test assessment. Increasing use of online test in all course presentation formats(online, blended/hybrid or facilitated) has elevated faculty concerns of cheating.Efforts by educators to reduce cheating have been ongoing and with …

Learning Outcomes

Below you will find research articles about Learning Outcomes.

Learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge or skills students should acquire by the end of a particular assignment, class, course, or program, and help students understand why that knowledge and those skills will be useful to them. They …

Everyone has been in conversations or situations in which it is clearly assumed that you know what is being talked about, and you don’t but feel you should. Rather than look stupid you say nothing and wait for the opportunity …

Although Australian students spend three or more years studying they can seem quite unaware of any of the expected learning outcomes of their course. They are often single unit focused, paying most attention to individual assessment items thus not developing …

Learning Science

Below you will find research articles about Learning Science.

User Adaptive Learning

People are better able to recall information that they were curious about, as well as incidental material learned during states of high curiosity.

Interleaving

This article studies the generalizability of contextual interference effects on learning new skills.

Recitation

Appropriate distribution of recitation activities relative to reading improves learning results.

Sleep’s five stages allow for the consolidation of learning in different ways (e.g. deep sleep for foreign languages, REM for math).

Optimizing Cognitive Load

Using worked examples for novices and unsolved problems for experts will improve learning experiences.

Reinstatement

Returning to the original learning environment (space, music playing in background) improves learning results.

Embodied Cognition

Hands-on activities improve knowledge retention. Doing rather than viewing enhances learning.

Changing Context

Changing the surroundings and context in which one learns improves learning results as it increases available learning cues.

Segmented Learning

Segmenting learning into smaller, more digestible chunks, improves learning experiences. This is especially true in online learning environments.

Strategic Interruptions

Processes of incubation and percolation increase learning when breaks are taken at the point when one is stuck and just prior to completion of the task.

Distributed Learning

Spacing learning activities over time is more effective for long-term retention. This article recommends optimal study intervals.

Educational Technology

Here you can find the latest research on Educational Technology.

Video lectures are one of the primary learning resources embedded in e-learning environments. Many universities prepare video lectures and share them as open course materials with students. In order to make the learning process more efficient and effective, it is …