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Phoenix Scholar

Periodical for research & scholarship

Summer 2023 Special Edition: Eye on Assessments

Volume 6, Issue 2

Institutions of higher learning are not just knowledge factories; they are nurturers of critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. But how do we ensure that the education being imparted is effective, relevant, and future-ready? Enter the summer 2023 Phoenix Scholar special edition!

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to enjoy this special summer edition with Special Guest Editor Eve Krahe Billings, Ph.D. EDAC, Dean, Academic Innovation & Evolution, as she and our University of Phoenix stakeholders explore the contemporary ins and outs of collegiate classroom and administration assessments.

Applicable to both secondary and higher education, the changing role of how to best assess are highlighted in several articles that feature best practices and experimental methods. In an era where the global landscape is evolving faster than ever, the role of education in shaping future leaders and thinkers has gained even more prominence and how, where, and when to assess is an important part of the metrics and dialog shared within this issue!  Don’t miss it!

Featured articles in this issue

  • Using a Custom Authoring Online Product to Create (Education) Theory-Informed Online Asynchronous Learning Environments by J. Kelly, J. Bruno, & S. Hadley
  • Design 2.0 Innovative Curriculum Initiative, Part 1: Evaluating Implementation Using the Developmental Evaluation Approach by N. L. Stackhouse
  • Feedback Strategies and Modalities in Online Higher Education by A. Larson, M. Kebritchi, M. Vianna, & E. Young
  • Student Choice and Self-Directed Learning for the College Student by N. Baker
  • Challenges and Strategies for Teaching Online Courses by P. L. Munson & J. Cardwell
  • The Case for Virtual HyFlex in Adult Online Education: A Case Study by A. C. Lawlor
  • Recommendations to Increase Nontraditional Student Online Retention by D. R. Kish
  • Fostering a Growth Mindset Among Doctoral Students through Motivation and Learning Theories by J. M. Lang
  • Belonging: More Than a New Buzzword by J. Buchanan 
  • Online Doctoral Students’ Attrition through the Lens of Retention Models: A Path for New Models by J. M. Lang
  • Integrating Technology in the College and Organizational Classroom: Impact on Adult Learners by J. A. Overbey
  • The Disequilibrium of Work-Life Balance and Moderating Work Self Efficacy by E. Bean
  • Intercultural Sensitivity and Organizational Leadership in Higher Education by L. Shoatz
  • Virtual Technology-Based Distance Learning: A Solution to the Crisis of Nigeria’s Admission into Higher Institution by P. A. Baba
  • Benefits and Challenges of Online Education for Adult Learners: Learning New Tricks by P. E. Darbyshire & M. Navarro
  • Education 4.0 and the Metaverse: Benefits & Challenges by S. Veera Don’t Fear AI: Embrace Its Power by S. Markle
  • Comparing Soft Skills in Higher Education with Industry’s Want List for Remote Work by O. Miller
  • Reskilling or Upskilling? What Employers Need to Know about Empowering Long-term Employee Potential by E. Bean
  • Online Education: Risks and Challenges by F. Kardasz 
  • Facilitating Adult Education: Lessons Acquired from “Double” Distance Learning 2,000 Years Ago by F. Carr
  • Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies: A Reflective Essay by S. Forrest
  • No Looking Back: Trasforming the Learning Landscape with Feedforward by T. Miller
  • Video Clips Tell Stories to Online Students and Enhance Engagement by C. T. Cheng