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Al-araibi, Asma Ali Mosa; Mahrin, Mohd Naz'ri bin; Yusoff, Rasimah Che Mohd – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
E-learning is an educational method which aims to provide educational or training programs for students or trainees at any time and at any place using information and communication technology (ICT). Increasing numbers of higher education institutions have adopted e-learning in order to take advantage of the opportunities that it offers. Through…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Readiness, Higher Education, Delphi Technique
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Raji, Brinitha – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Due to the ever increasing demands for highly skilled workforce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the government has focused on promoting vocational education for inculcating technical and professional skills in the young Emiratis. Currently, the UAE provides a lot of educational services to its young citizens from kindergarten to higher…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Quality, Vocational Education
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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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Iatrellis, Omiros; Kameas, Achilles; Fitsilis, Panos – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
One of the main challenges to be confronted by Higher Educational Institutions (HEI), so as to increase quality, is the provision of personalized education services in a wide range of educational settings, often beyond the course sequences historically offered to students. However, this personalization requires the continuous reconfiguration and…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Higher Education, Information Technology, Computer Interfaces
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Yadegaridehkordi, Elaheh; Shuib, Liyana; Nilashi, Mehrbakhsh; Asadi, Shahla – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
Recently cloud computing has received significant attention, but its adoption is still far from reaching its full potential, especially in educational contexts. Only a few studies have considered the students' behavior toward adoption of cloud technology in particular for online collaborative learning purposes. Therefore, this research seeks to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Electronic Learning, Universities
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Khan, Sarah; Khan, Rashid Azim – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The United Arab Emirates is committed to integrating technology into higher education. In this study the researchers aim to explore the perspectives of university students on online assessments. An understanding of students' views can help identify obstacles and promotors in embracing online assessments at the undergraduate level. The social…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, College Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Dommett, Eleanor J. – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
The aim of this study was to better understand how students use online forums and Twitter in undergraduate learning. Students completed an anonymous online survey (N = 50, 54% completion rate) to assess their general approach to these tools, the types of interaction experienced and specific uses. Students were also asked to relate their use to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Higher Education
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Adam, Ibrahim Osman; Effah, John; Boateng, Richard – Education and Information Technologies, 2019
This study aims to understand how a developing country higher education institution (HEI) attempted to digitalise teaching. The Internet has disrupted the traditional teaching environment and teaching practices leading to the migration from physical face-to-face teaching to online teaching changing the work environment of the teacher. Information…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Universities, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Collins, Kayla; Grroff, Shannon; Mathena, Cindy; Kupczynski, Lori – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
Enrollment in online learning continues to grow in the higher education sector, along with persistent goals dedicated to achieving better student outcomes and lowering attrition rates. Improved student engagement has been shown to possibly reduce attrition rates through a greater sense of connectedness and decreased feelings of isolation among…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Asynchronous Communication, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Tratnik, Alenka; Urh, Marko; Jereb, Eva – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Over the last decade, online learning has grown to become an important part of higher education. However, despite the considerable volume of research in this area, many educators are still concerned about how online learning can be used in an effective way. This paper presents the results of research which set out to evaluate the efficacy of an…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Electronic Learning, Synchronous Communication, Business English
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Duong, Minh-Quang; Wu, Ching-Ling; Hoang, Mai-Khanh – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Since the economic renovation, Vietnamese higher education (HE) system has prioritised to expand student quantity, but left student equality unaddressed. While Vietnamese HE's scale rapidly expanses, its education quality raises concerns. University graduates are criticised as underequipped with soft skills, which are indispensable in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Equal Education, Gender Differences
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Papanthymou, Anastasia; Darra, Maria – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
The present study is a literature review of 37 empirical studies from Greece and internationally of the last decade and aims at investigating the contribution of learner self-assessment to: a. enhancement of learning motivation, b. improvement of academic performance/learning, c. development of self-regulating learning and d. raise of self-esteem.…
Descriptors: Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Physical Education, Self Esteem
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Yamashita, Yasunori; Giang, Hoang Ngan; Oyama, Tatsuo – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This article reports on the performance of the research funding system of 61 Japanese national universities, specifically the Japanese Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (GASR) system. The competitive Japanese research funding system is quantitatively investigated and measured, focusing on the GASR fund and its relationship with the Japanese…
Descriptors: Performance, Universities, Foreign Countries, Mathematical Models
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Polesel, John; Leahy, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
The links between tracked secondary schooling and social selection form part of a complex narrative regarding educational inequality in European schools. The relative contribution of family and school to unequal educational outcomes has dominated educational debates across the continent for more than 50 years. This article contributes to this…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Outcomes of Education
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Burns, Kathleen; Ellegood, William A.; Bernard Bracy, Jill M.; Duncan, Mimi; Sweeney, Donald C., II. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2019
This article presents an exploratory case study examining the effects of different early college credit programs on time to baccalaureate degree attainment at a metropolitan Midwestern United States land grant university. We developed a Cox proportional hazards regression model of a students' time to degree attainment as a function of their…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, High Schools, Higher Education, Acceleration (Education)
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