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Niu, Lian – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study reviews the international literature on using Facebook for academic purposes to examine whether and how this popular social networking site contributes to teaching and learning in formal education. A review of 57 empirical studies on this topic suggest that (a) the majority of studies report positive effects or feedback of using…
Descriptors: Social Media, Technology Uses in Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Electronic Learning
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Cheah, Kenny – School Leadership & Management, 2019
This article provides a review of the contemporary instructional leadership research base in Malaysia. The core aim of this review is to assess the recent knowledge base on instructional leadership in Malaysia and to evaluate its current contribution to the existing international literature. The article explores a range of published material that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Educational Research, Research Needs
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French, Amanda; Lowe, Rose; Nassem, Elizabeth – Education 3-13, 2019
Whilst within universities, research on rather than with children/pupils is a well-established methodology, this paper reports on teachers' responses to a schools and university-based partnership project, 'Pupils as Research Partners in Primary (PARPP), which works to co-create pupil-led research opportunities for pupils in research projects…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Young Children, Participatory Research, College School Cooperation
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Shriberg, David; Baker, Blair A. – Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 2019
This article is a commentary on a theme issue of "Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation" entitled "Consultation to Increase Educational Access and Improve Conditions for LGBTQ Youth." Writing from the perspective of researchers who have focused on social justice, the authors both provide a critique of the theme…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Research, Homosexuality, Research Problems
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Saari, Antti – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
Although often labelled obsolete and ethically dubious, twentieth-century behaviourist principles of learning have been central to the development of instructional technology and the design of modern learning environments. Using Andrew Pickering's philosophy, this article addresses behaviourism as a mangle of practice to highlight the conceptual…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Behaviorism, Educational Philosophy, Learning Theories
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Neal, Jennifer Watling; Mills, Kristen J.; McAlindon, Kathryn; Neal, Zachary P.; Lawlor, Jennifer A. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2019
Purpose: We apply diffusion of innovations theory to examine two key research questions designed to inform efforts to improve the research--practice gap in education: (1) Are there distinct types of educators that differ in their prioritization of the compatibility, observability, complexity, relative advantage, and trialability of research? and…
Descriptors: Research Utilization, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Principals
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Kortegast, Carrie; McCann, Kristin; Branch, Katie; Latz, Amanda O.; Kelly, Bridget Turner; Linder, Chris – Review of Higher Education, 2019
Incorporating visual methods and representations into research opens possibilities for deeper understandings of how individuals experience institutions of higher education. Written and spoken words and numerical data are necessary in research but may be insufficient in developing new understandings of the social world. Participant-generated visual…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Educational Research
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Sperka, Leigh; Enright, Eimear – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
The progressively global, neoliberal, privatised, and digital education environment poses new methodological challenges for educational researchers, prompting a need to innovate. It has been suggested, however, that better commentary and reflection on methodological innovation in education is required. This paper considers the benefits and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Ethnography
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Quiliano-Terreros, Rocio; Ramirez-Hernandez, Darinka; Barniol, Pablo – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) concentrate an important number of students and are set up as an alternative for acquiring knowledge and continuing education. The objective of this article is to analyze how the quality and effectiveness of the MOOCs were measured in empirical studies between 2012 and 2017. For which a systematic mapping study…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lemay, David John; Basnet, Ram B.; Doleck, Tenzin; Bazelais, Paul – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Social network analysis can provide insight into the educational research community as it manifests and evolves online. This study presents a social network analysis of Twitter use during the American Educational Research Association 2017 Annual Conference. The overall social network is sparse with low density, with a few very active nodes and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Telecommunications
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Zhang, Qilong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
For over three decades, the discourse of quality has permeated the field of research, and there has been increasing policy interest for research assessment. In light of three conceptual perspectives and relying on a systematic literature review, this paper explores four non-traditional dimensions of criteria for assessing the quality of research…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Capacity Building, Foreign Countries
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Suntusia; Dafik; Hobri – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
The present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of Research Based Learning (RBL) in improving students' learning achievement in solving two dimensional arithmetic sequence problems. The study applied triangulation method including qualitative and quantitative methods. The research subjects were 4th-semester students of higher education.…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Student Improvement, Academic Achievement, Problem Solving
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Arthurs, Leilani A. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2019
Discipline-based education research (DBER) conducted by faculty within geoscience departments can address identified needs in undergraduate geoscience education. This study explores the evolution of undergraduate geoscience education research (GER) from 1985 to 2016, primarily in terms of the types of published research and secondarily in terms of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Earth Science, Intellectual Disciplines
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Suter, Larry E.; Camilli, Gregory – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Comparisons of US student achievement to other countries, conducted since the 1960s, have received extensive media coverage in the USA. Policy studies have cited these comparisons as evidence that the quality of US educational performance in mathematics and science requires federal intervention. Policy makers have been particularly concerned that…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, STEM Education, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement
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Kettler, Todd – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
The movement toward open-science is multifaceted with the general goal to promote both better scientific practices and greater access to scientific information. One aspect of the open-science framework is the recommended use of registered reports replacing the legacy model that dictates research manuscripts are submitted for initial review only…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Access to Information, Gifted, Special Education
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