Smith, Lovgren Paper “Highly Commended” in Emerald Literati Awards

Dr. Kara Smith and Dr. Robin Lovgren

Dr. Kara Smith, associate professor of economics, and Dr. Robin Lovgren, associate professor of mathematics, co-authored an article published in theJournal of Applied Research in Higher Education entitled “Empirical evidence of deep learning in learning communities.”

The paper was recently selected as one of three Highly Commended in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education category.

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According to the article’s abstract, “The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether learning communities (LCs), defined as a cohort of students jointly enrolled in two distinct courses, increase ‘deep learning’ in either or both courses. This study focuses on the impact of learning communities in quantitative courses.”