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Netanda, Rendani Sipho; Mamabolo, Joel; Themane, Mahlapahlapana – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
Despite numerous supports for undergraduates, low success rate has been a growing concern in the South African university system. Guided by Moore's [1993. "Theory of Transactional Distance." In "Theoretical Principles of Distance Education," edited by Keegan, 22-38. London: Routledge.] transactional distance theory, this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, Intervention
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Mulkeen, James; Abdou, Hussein A.; Leigh, Jacqueline; Ward, Paul – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The aim of this paper is to explore the challenges and opportunities of designing and delivering Degree and Higher Level Apprenticeships (D&HLAs) at levels 4-7 from a multi-stakeholder perspective namely employers, Universities, independent training organisations and professional bodies. Twenty-seven face-to-face interviews were undertaken and…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Stakeholders, Attitudes, Opportunities
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Koshy, Paul; Dockery, Alfred Michael; Seymour, Richard – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper examines factors affecting parental expectations of higher education prospects for their children using Australian household survey data. We find that a variety of factors influence parental expectations, of which parents' assessment of their children's academic performance is the strongest. Factors known to impact upon actual higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Aspiration, Parent Child Relationship, Higher Education
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Cameron, Harriet – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This study is an interpretative discourse analysis [following Gee, J. P. 2005. "An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method." 2nd ed. New York: Routledge; Gee, J. P. 2011. "How to Do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit." London: Routledge; and Willig, C. 2008. "Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology."…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Intelligence, College Students
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Bordogna, Claudia M. – Studies in Higher Education, 2019
This paper explores social capital development between operational faculty members delivering Sino-British transnational partnerships. Research focuses on two Sino-British 'joint programme' partnership case studies in order to investigate boundary spanning and the development of social capital between UK and Sino academics involved in programme…
Descriptors: Social Capital, College Faculty, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Sin, I Lin; Leung, Maggi W. H.; Waters, Johanna L. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019
This paper reveals the complex diversity that underpins ostensibly similar transnational education programmes (TNE), through a comparison of UK TNE in Malaysia and Hong Kong. It draws on data from two different yet cognate studies on the role of UK universities in delivering higher education in Asia. Some fine-grained and informative differences…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Comparative Education
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Ormanci, Ummuhan; Cepni, Salih – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2019
The use of tablet in schools has been getting importance in a parallel with any change in educational policies. It can be said that the use of tablets was investigated on the variables such as success and attitude in the literature and the number of studies increased related to the applications that can be used in tablets. In this context, it was…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Capano, Giliberto; Pritoni, Andrea – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
Over the last 30 years, governments have continuously adjusted their Higher Education policies to make universities more efficient (achieving more by spending less) and more effective (by increasing the percentage of graduates, by reducing the number of university dropouts and by focusing more on the third mission). At the core of governmental…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Universities
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Donina, Davide; Hasanefendic, Sandra – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper addresses the homogeneous/heterogeneous dilemma regarding formal arrangements of university central governance structures. Most topical studies argue that these structures are becoming homogeneous across countries and prove it by adopting purposive sampling techniques. Yet, other scholars stress heterogeneity within countries. This…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Policy
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Lehmann, Erik E.; Stockinger, Sarah A. E. – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
Competition-based policy programmes are an external steering mechanism to create beneficial outcomes for societies that are entering the Continental European Higher Education landscape. The Excellence Initiative in Germany aimed to enhance research quality, international visibility and support peak performing universities. We want to study if…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, Competition, Educational Policy
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Biesenbender, Sophie – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
This paper takes a policy-analytical perspective on the evolution of standards of research information (RI) and provides a framework for analysing processes of RI standardisation in different research systems. It focuses on the choice of policy instruments on the macro level (government) and their effects with regard to policy reactions, decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Governance, Standards
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Hail, Cindy; Hurst, Beth; Chang, Ching-Wen; Cooper, William – Critical Questions in Education, 2019
Accreditation serves many constituents and for a variety of reasons. It attempts to attest to the quality of a particular program that in most cases prepares people to enter a specific job or profession. The study examined faculty perceptions of the CAEP process in accrediting their teacher education programs and the impact on resources including…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Accreditation (Institutions), College Faculty
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Henritius, Eija; Löfström, Erika; Hannula, Markku S. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
This paper presents a systematic review of university students' emotions in connection with virtual learning based on 91 articles published between 2002 and 2017 in four international journals that focus on virtual learning and educational technology or on learning in higher education. These journals were considered potential channels for research…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Student Attitudes
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Montgomery, Amanda P.; Mousavi, Amin; Carbonaro, Michael; Hayward, Denyse V.; Dunn, William – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Blended learning (BL) is a popular e-Learning model in higher education that has the potential to take advantage of learning analytics (LA) to support student learning. This study utilized LA to investigate fourth-year undergraduates' (n = 157) use of self-regulated learning (SRL) within the online components of a previously unexamined BL…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Hahn, Christopher J.; Gangeness, Jeanine E. – American Journal of Business Education, 2019
Institutions of higher education prepare and develop students for the workforce, and in the coming decade, the challenge of workforce preparation will increase as the current workforce is retiring during a time of economic growth. Traditional higher education practice tasks faculty with developing appropriate curricula for students that will…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, School Business Relationship, Leadership Training, Course Content
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