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Inspired by Scientific American’s “60-second” podcasts, 60-Second SoTL shares snapshots of recent scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Each brief, 1- to 4-minute episode offers a quick annotation of one or two recent SoTL publications. Show notes link to the article or chapter and, when applicable, related scholarship.

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Do you have a recent SoTL publication, or have you read one that resonated with you? Propose a publication you’d like to hear us feature. 60-Second SoTL was created by Jessie L. Moore and is produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

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What are the Features of Group-Based Collaborative Learning?

60-Second SoTL – Episode 27 This week’s episode explores team behaviors and characteristics in a case-based collaborative learning course. The episode features a recent study published in the Medical Science Educator. Kochis, Michael, Daniel Kamin, Barbara Cockrill, and Henrike Besche. 2021….

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Show Credits

Jessie L. Moore, PhD, hosts each episode of 60-Second SoTL. Jessie is director of the Center for Engaged Learning and professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric. She is the author of Key Practices for Fostering Engaged Learning: A Guide for Faculty and Staff (under contract with Stylus Publishing) and co-editor of five edited collections on engaged learning topics. In addition to coordinating the Center’s research seminars, Jessie produces the Center’s videos and other web resources and co-edits two book series: the Stylus Publishing/Center for Engaged Learning Series on Engaged Learning and Teaching and the Center for Engaged Learning Open Access Book Series. Jessie’s professional service to the scholarship of teaching and learning was recognized with the 2019 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Distinguished Service Award. In 2021, Jessie received Elon University’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

Show art was created by Jennie Goforth, managing editor for the Center for Engaged Learning.

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What are Collaborative Assignments and Projects?

60-Second SoTL – Episode 26 This week’s episode defines collaborative projects and assignments, a high-impact practice (HIP), and explores its role in higher education. The episode features one foundational publication on HIPs from the Association of American Colleges and Universities and…

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Reimagining Curricula for Cultural Sensitivity

60-Second SoTL – Episode 25 This week’s episode features an open-access article from Studies in Higher Education and explores the effects of culturally sensitive curricula on students’ engagement and academic interactions: Thomas, Dave S. P., and Kathleen M. Quinlan. 2023. “Reimagining Curricula: Effects…

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Relational Supports and Peer Mentoring for Under-Represented Students

60-Second SoTL – Episode 24 This week’s episode features an open-access article from the Journal of Further and Higher Education and examines how relational supports and peer mentors can improve access to university for students from marginalized communities: McNally, Sinéad, Paul Downes, Laura…

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Breaking Barriers and Advancing HURMS’ Study Abroad Engagement

60-Second SoTL – Episode 23 This week’s episode, hosted by Aly Weaver, is a continuation of the blog post “Barriers to HURMS’ Study Abroad Engagement.” Specifically, this episode explores an example of a study abroad program that successfully promoted engagement by…

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Alternatives to Studying Abroad During the COVID-19 Pandemic

60-Second SoTL – Episode 22 This week’s episode, hosted by Elana Gutmann, features an open-access proceedings article that explores three alternatives to studying abroad for students enrolled at Setsunan University in Japan during the global COVID pandemic: Chu, Curtis, and Yusuke…

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Comparing Impacts of Long-Term versus Short-Term Study Away

60-Second SoTL – Episode 21 This episode, hosted by Howard Chi, is a continuation of the blog post “Lengths of Study Away Programs.” It features a longitudinal study that compared the educational impact of long-term versus short-term study away: Coker, Jeffrey…

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Incorporating High-Impact Practices in Study Away

60-Second SoTL – Episode 20 This episode, hosted by Vanessa Truelove, follows up on the blog post, “High-Impact Practices Abroad: The Key to Enriching Study Away Programs.” Specifically, it features two articles that study the effects of combining elements of high…

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Instructors’ Emotions Associated with Dialogic Feed-Forward

60-Second SoTL – Episode 19 This week’s episode features an open-access article from Teaching & Learning Inquiry and examines instructors’ emotional responses when they give students assessment feedback: Hill, Jennifer, Kathy Berlin, Julia Choate, Lisa Cravens-Brown, Lisa McKendrick-Calder, and Susan Smith. 2023. “Emotions…

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Experiences of Students with Disabilities in Work-Integrated Learning

60-Second SoTL – Episode 18 This week’s episode features an open-access article from the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management and examines the perceptions and experiences of students with disabilities regarding work-integrated learning placements: Dollinger, Mollie, Rachel Finneran, and Rola Ajjawi. 2022….

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Reflection and Authentic Learning

60-Second SoTL – Episode 17 This week’s episode features an open-access article from Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South and examines what reflection on authentic tasks can illuminate about student learning: Bester, Johannes, and Erica Pretorius. 2022. “Linking Reflective…