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Korhonen, A.-M.; Ruhalahti, S.; Veermans, M. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) enable lifelong learning and make competences visible in education and professional life. This paper illuminates how to design an online learning process that enables deep learning through PLEs based upon our study of a scaffolding process supported by Web 2.0 tools. Professional student teachers developed…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Teachers
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Cachero-Gonzalez, Maria Luz; Medina-Rivilla, Antonio; Dominguez-Garrido, Maria Concepcion; Medina-Dominguez, Maria – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to discover students' perceptions from the School of Education about the use of the learning platform to improve educational process in distance higher education. To this end, a descriptive study with a mixed approach (quantitative and qualitative) has been applied according to the objectives of the study. An ad-hoc…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Higher Education
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Zhang, Yixin – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Examining classroom teachers' use of electronic boards is crucial due to the rapid widespread replacement of traditional blackboards in schools. This study focuses on K-12 teachers' use of electronic boards in the classroom, quantitatively in four subscales -- presentation, motivation, engagement, and assessment, and teachers' attributes -- grade…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers
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Buabeng-Andoh, Charles; Yaokumah, Winfred; Tarhini, Ali – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
In the technology acceptance studies, both the theory of reasoned action and the technology acceptance model have been widely adopted to study the factors that influence users' technology usage intentions. While these frameworks have been mostly tested in Western nations, there has been a little effort to apply these frameworks in non-Western…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Intention, Developing Nations, Structural Equation Models
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Tella, Adeyinka – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study examined determinants of library and information science undergraduate students' first impression with the university library websites. A total enumeration method was used to involve 54 year 4 undergraduate students of Library and Information Science from two selected universities. Undergraduate Students' Determinants of First…
Descriptors: Library Science, Information Science, Undergraduate Students, College Libraries
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Suwantarathip, Ornprapat – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Hybrid learning is becoming a crucial part of education in the 21st century. It is one of the most popular methods that has been accepted and used in many educational institutions all over the world. Therefore, hybrid learning was adopted in an intermediate English course at a private university in the first semester of the 2017 academic year.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Fong, Carlton J.; Phelps, Julie M. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
The need to improve student success in community colleges has resulted in a growing interest in developmental mathematics. Yet there remains a need to understand the motivations and beliefs of developmental mathematics students in order to cultivate their success. Self-efficacy has been identified to be a predictor of student success. Little is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Remedial Mathematics
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Tsang, Tiffany Lee – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Some scholars speculate that humanities education, as compared to STEM education, may be better able to provide students with the most in-demand twenty-first century workplace skill: innovation. Due to the lack of empirical research on this topic, this study compares US humanities and STEM students' college gains in their 'propensity toward…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Humanities, STEM Education
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Clark, Sarah; Newberry, Melissa – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
Teacher education programs are under great pressure to produce highly capable teachers. Teacher self-efficacy has been shown to correlate with teacher motivation and perseverance, yet little is known about how specific teacher education experiences predict teacher self-efficacy. Four sources contributing to teacher self-efficacy beliefs during…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
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Borg, Simon; Alshumaimeri, Yousif – Language Teaching Research, 2019
This questionnaire study examined the beliefs, practices and constraints related to learner autonomy reported by 359 teachers (mainly expatriate) working on an English Preparatory Year Programme (PYP) at a university in Saudi Arabia. The teachers associated learner autonomy primarily with notions of independence and control and saw it as the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Personal Autonomy, Teacher Attitudes
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Meguro, Yoichi – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study investigates whether textual enhancement had any effects on grammar learning (tag questions) and reading comprehension, and whether the types of tag question contributed to the benefits of textual enhancement. The study employed a pretest--posttest design with three treatment sessions. The target forms were English tag questions,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Multiple Choice Tests
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Malicka, Aleksandra; Gilabert Guerrero, Roger; Norris, John M. – Language Teaching Research, 2019
Needs analysis (NA) has long been argued to be the prerequisite for the design of language curricula or syllabi and the selection of tasks. According to Long (2005), a one-size-fits-all approach should be substituted by a careful examination of learners' needs in a particular domain or learner community. Despite the increasing practice of carrying…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Course Descriptions, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hlas, Anne Cummings; Neyers, Krista; Molitor, Sarah – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate student attention lapses in second language classrooms at the university level. In 17 classes, 274 undergraduate students reported the frequency and duration of their attention lapses during 50- and 75-minute classes at various levels. Students' beliefs regarding their attention and the pedagogical…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Attention Control, Teaching Methods
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Roberts, Lindsay; Welsh, Megan E.; Dudek, Brittany – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Studies of transfer student success abound in higher education, yet few studies examine the role that academic libraries play in students' transitions. This study explores the academic library services offered to transfer students in Colorado through a survey of librarians. What are barriers to offering these services? How do library professionals…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Students, Transfer Students, Library Services
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Liu, Qianxiu; Allard, Bradley; Lo, Patrick; Zhou, Qingshan; Jiany, Tianji; Itsumura, Hiroshi – College & Research Libraries, 2019
This study is based on the belief that inquiry-based learning should be made an integral part of any student's learning, especially at university level. To find out the students' perceptions toward library user education, 426 questionnaire surveys have been collected from the Peking University (PKU), China and the University of Tsukuba (UT),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Users (Information), College Students, Cultural Differences
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