SoTL Research Projects 2007-2008
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Clayton, M.A., Brinthaupt, T. M., & Draude, B. J. (2008). Serving students by helping
faculty: Encouraging instructional technology integration. Academic Leader, 24(3), 1,6.
In this article, the authors presented an overview of best practices for academic
leaders to work with faculty on more effectively integrating instructional technologies
into their teaching.Available hereContact: Maria.Clayton@mtsu.eduHeath, R. A. 2008. Tax Software versus Paper Return: The Effect of a Computerized
Decision Aid on Cognitive Effort and Student Learning. Advances in Accounting Education, 9, 57-76.
This study examines the effect of using a computerized decision aid on student cognitive
effort and learning in the first tax course. Students prepared a 1040 tax return using
either paper or tax software. Students using paper forms reported higher levels of
cognitive effort than did students using tax software. Cognitive effort, in turn,
was associated with higher levels of (i.e., inferential) learning. Available hereContact: Rebekah.Heath@mtsu.eduBrinthaupt, T. M., Pilati, M., & King, B. R. (2008). Psychology teaching resources
in the MERLOT digital learning objects catalog. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 35, 240-245.
In this article, the members of the MERLOT Psychology Editorial Board presented an
overview of the digital learning objects repository and examples of highly-evaluated
psychology materials. Available hereContact: Tom.Brinthaupt@mtsu.eduGilbert, J. A. (2008). Development of an Advanced Classroom Technology Laboratory:
An "Incubator" for Next Generation Learning. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 4(1), 51-56.
In this paper, the author explains the history of an Advanced Computer Technology
(ACT) laboratory at Middle Tennessee State University Honors College. The ACT laboratory
serves as an incubator classroom, and as a testing and experimental learning environment
for faculty and students. Interviews with four administrators involved with the planning
and procurement of the room (along with five faculty who had actual experience in
teaching with the new equipment) are provided. This article details the history of
the room's inception, along with a list of advantages and suggestions for improvement
from faculty who have taught classes in this space. Available hereContact: Jackie.Gilbert@mtsu.eduQuinn, T. J., & Rai, S. (2008). Discovering the Laplace transform in undergraduate
differential equations. Problems, Resources and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (PRIMUS), 18(4), July, 2008, 309-324.
In this paper, the authors note that the Laplace Transform is an object of fundamental
importance in pure and applied mathematics. In addition, it has special pedagogical
value in that it can provide a natural and concrete setting for a student to begin
thinking about the modern concepts of operator and functional. Most undergraduate
textbooks, however, merely define the transform, and go on to properties and applications.
The present article is intended to help students discover the Laplace Transform for
themselves. Available hereContact: Terrance.Quinn@mtsu.eduRambo-Igney, B. C., & Brinthaupt, T. M. (2008). Best practices of college teaching
connect with hybrid online instruction in counselor education. Journal of Technology in Counseling, 5(1), 1-15.
In this paper, the authors presented a case study of a hybrid delivery counselor education
course, including evaluative data on its effectiveness. Available hereContact: Tom.Brinthaupt@mtsu.edu