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Knewstubb, Bernadette; Nicholas, Howard – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Numerous higher education researchers have studied the ways in which students' or academics' beliefs and conceptions affect their educational experiences and outcomes. However, studying the learning-teaching relationship has proved challenging, requiring researchers to simultaneously address both the invisible internal world(s) of the student and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Higher Education, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Daly, Dion D.; Fox Garrity, Bonnie K. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides a taxonomy of student veterans in the form of a codebook to assist in institutional data collection and analysis.
Descriptors: Veterans, Military Personnel, Military Service, Institutional Research
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Tondeur, Jo; van Braak, Johan; Ertmer, Peggy A.; Ottenbreit-Leftwich, Anne – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
This review was designed to further our understanding of the link between teachers' pedagogical beliefs and their educational uses of technology. The synthesis of qualitative findings integrates the available evidence about this relationship with the ultimate goal being to facilitate the integration of technology in education. A meta-aggregative…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Meta Analysis
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Helm, Francesca; Dooly, Melinda – Language Learning & Technology, 2017
Computer-mediated communication (CMC) once meant principally text-based communication mediated by computers, but rapid technological advances in recent years have heralded an era of multimodal communication with a growing emphasis on audio and video synchronous interaction. As CMC, in all its variants (text chats, video chats, forums, blogs, SMS,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Guichon, Nicolas – Language Learning & Technology, 2017
This article proposes a methodology to create a multimodal corpus that can be shared with a group of researchers in order to analyze synchronous online pedagogical interactions. Epistemological aspects involved in studying online interactions from a multimodal and semiotic perspective are addressed. Then, issues and challenges raised by corpus…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Yim, Soobin; Warschauer, Mark – Language Learning & Technology, 2017
The increasingly widespread use of social software (e.g., Wikis, Google Docs) in second language (L2) settings has brought a renewed attention to collaborative writing. Although the current methodological approaches to examining collaborative writing are valuable to understand L2 students' interactional patterns or perceived experiences, they can…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing Processes
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Flood, Julee T.; Roberts, Jeff – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2017
This chapter provides an overview of the purpose, history, and process of accreditation and a context for understanding the legal considerations of accreditation.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Change, Educational History
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Chemosit, Caroline; Rugutt, John; Rugutt, Joseph K. – IGI Global, 2017
Keeping students engaged and receptive to learning can, at times, be a challenge. However, by the implementation of new methods and pedagogies, instructors can strengthen the drive to learn among their students. "Fostering Sustained Learning Among Undergraduate Students: Emerging Research and Opportunities" is an essential publication…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy
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White, Jonathan R. – IGI Global, 2017
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has greatly enhanced the realm of online social interaction and behavior. In language classrooms, it allows the opportunity for students to enhance their learning experiences. "Exploration of Textual Interactions in CALL Learning Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities" is an ideal…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Behavior, Computer Mediated Communication
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Miller, Michael T.; Tolliver, David V., III – IGI Global, 2017
Civic engagement initiatives and activities are crucial to the progression of modern society. By raising awareness of social issues and problems, citizens can make a greater impact and have their voices be heard. "Student Activism as a Vehicle for Change on College Campuses: Emerging Research and Opportunities" is a critical source of…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, College Students, Social Discrimination
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Alphin, Henry C., Jr., Ed.; Chan, Roy Y., Ed.; Lavine, Jennie, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives, and it is important that a high level of schooling be available on a global scale. Studying the trends in accessibility in education will allow educators to improve their own teaching techniques, as well as expand their influence to more remote areas in the world. "The Future of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Electronic Learning
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Leavitt, Lynda, Ed.; Wisdom, Sherrie, Ed.; Leavitt, Kelly, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
As the world becomes more globalized, student populations in university settings will continue to grow in diversity. To ensure students develop the cultural competence to adapt to new environments, universities and colleges must develop policies and programs to aid in the progression of cultural acceptance and understanding. "Cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Competence, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Kidd, Terry, Ed.; Morris, Lonnie R., Jr., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Incorporating new methods and approaches in learning environments is imperative to the development of education systems. By enhancing learning processes, education becomes more attainable at all levels. "The Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Educational Technology" is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly…
Descriptors: Guides, Educational Technology, Instructional Systems, Research
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Alphin, Henry C., Jr., Ed.; Lavine, Jennie, Ed.; Chan, Roy Y., Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives. It is vital that learning opportunities are available on a global scale, regardless of individual disabilities or differences, and to create more inclusive educational practices. "Disability and Equity in Higher Education Accessibility" is a comprehensive reference source for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Higher Education, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Loveless, Douglas, Ed.; Sullivan, Pamela, Ed.; Dredger, Katie, Ed.; Burns, Jim, Ed. – IGI Global, 2017
Developments in the education field are affected by numerous, and often conflicting, social, cultural, and economic factors. With the increasing corporatization of education, teaching and learning paradigms are continuously altered. "Deconstructing the Education-Industrial Complex in the Digital Age" is an authoritative reference source…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Neoliberalism
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