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Yavich, Roman; Davidovitch, Nitza; Frenkel, Zeev – Higher Education Studies, 2019
Young adults' use of social media has soared in recent years, and the many hours that young adults now spend in front of screens replace time spent in face-to-face interactions. Previous studies indicate that the unique features of social media offer advantages to adolescents compared with other communications media. Today, the fact that young…
Descriptors: Social Media, Psychological Patterns, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
It is commonly thought that the promotion of faculty members is affected by their research performance. The current study is unique in examining how academic faculty members perceive the harm or damage to academic appointment and promotion processes, as a direct effect of student evaluations as manifested in teaching surveys. One hundred eighty…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Promotion, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Ponomaryova, Alona; Guterman, Hana Gendel; Shapira, Yair – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
This study deals with a case study of a program that integrates high-functioning autistic spectrum students in Israeli academia. The case study focuses on the attitudes of students and faculty towards high-functioning autistic spectrum (HFA) students, aiming to examine their contribution to the integration of HFA students in academia, with regard…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Autism
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Eckhaus, Eyal – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Many studies have been conducted on teaching evaluations completed by students and on myths and facts concerning these evaluations performed by students at academic institutions. The current study is unique in examining the meaning of teaching evaluations as perceived by academic faculty members in Israel through direct questions, with an emphasis…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yossel-Eisenbach, Yael – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2019
This study examines undergraduate students' perceptions of academic teaching and factors that affect these perceptions, whether social background, secondary education, academic background, or learning habits. The study is based on the findings of a previous study conducted by the authors, which indicated two patterns of learning habits among…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Technology Integration
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study examined the extent of faculty's use of various technology-supported features in their teaching practice, involving syllabi, exercises, presentations, required reading materials, supplementary reading materials, examples of exams from previous years, electronic notice board, links to film clips, and other tools that enhance the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Age Differences
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Guterman, Hana Gendel; Ponomareva, Elena; Shapira, Yair; Davidovitch, Nitza – Education and Society, 2019
The present study investigates the attitudes of students and faculty towards the integration of high functioning students on the autistic spectrum (known as autism spectrum disorder, or HFA). Some academic institutions are now geared to helping these students and including them in study programs, based on the belief that the success of an academic…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Eckhaus, Eyal; Davidovitch, Nitza – International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2019
In the current study we examined the relationships between student evaluations of lecturers (teaching surveys) and faculty members' perceptions of these surveys as capable of blocking and limiting their professional advancement. Faculty members are judged and evaluated by academic authorities for their academic performance in research and…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Correlation, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes