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Kim, Alice M.; Speed, Caroline J.; Macaulay, Janet O. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2019
The traditional teaching style in higher education is didactic. However, the current literature states that student learning improves when they are active players in the process, triggering the move to implement active learning within the curriculum. In accordance, Monash University (an Australian research-intensive university) introduced the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Student Centered Learning, Biomedicine
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Dismore, Harriet; Turner, Rebecca; Huang, Rong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over the last few years, student engagement has become a commonly used term in Higher Education across the United Kingdom, American and Australasian higher education systems. This article presents research on an area of student engagement absent from the literature, that of new lecturers' practices. Following detailed analyses of interview data…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Wright, Mary C.; Bergom, Inger; Bartholomew, Tracy – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Small class size is often used as an indicator of quality in higher education, and some research suggests that instructors in smaller classes more often use activities that are learner-centered and that involve physical and mental activity on the part of learners, such as group work, simulations, and case studies. However, we have little…
Descriptors: Class Size, Small Classes, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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El Mhouti, Abderrahim; Erradi, Mohamed – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2019
The use of e-learning suggests the use of ICT to enhance the quality of learning and teaching. However, many higher education institutions, does not have e-learning platforms, resources and infrastructure necessary to implement this type of training. This is due to the need for high cost of basic infrastructure and applications challenges related…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Barriers
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Loranc-Paszylk, Barbara, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This volume provides a timely focus on various aspects related to foreign language learning and teaching within the university context. It discusses current issues, such as: increasing popularity of English Medium Instruction (EMI), communication in English as a Lingua Franca, staying abroad, and provisions of English for professional or academic…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Murugaiah, Puvaneswary; Yen, Siew Hwa – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2019
It is undeniable that the higher education landscape worldwide has changed with the emergence of virtual learning environments (VLEs). These systems offer learning space and resources for teachers and students regardless of time and place. Although they significantly contribute to the achievement of learning objectives and outcomes, their usage is…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Salhab, Reham A. – World Journal of Education, 2019
Digital education reshaped the teaching and learning processes in higher education worldwide. This study investigates the attitudes of faculty members at Palestine Technical Khadoorie University (PTUK) towards using Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment (MOODLE). A questionnaire was designed to conduct the present study at PTUK. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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López-Estrada, Patricia; Rodríguez, Prisca; Bonet, Maria – Online Submission, 2019
Global trends in the 21st century highlight the importance and necessity of technology use for students to demonstrate their learning processes, thus facilitating their language learning in meaningful technological contexts (Eaton, 2010). This paper seeks to address some issues dealing with the importance of technology in relation to second…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Diversity, Teaching Methods
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Lomer, Sylvie; Anthony-Okeke, Loretta – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
In the context of increasing international mobility in higher education, educators experience multiple challenges in the classroom. In the UK, policy discourses often frame international students as desirable resources. However, international students are frequently problematised as in academic deficit. Cultural reasons are posited for different…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Blended Learning, Student Mobility, Barriers
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Harvey, Arlene; Russell-Mundine, Gabrielle – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
The context of this paper is a strategy at a large Australian university that involves embedding a new graduate quality 'cultural competence' and lifting the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, experiences and histories. It has been argued that the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges is essential for the decolonisation of our…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Awareness, Pacific Islanders
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Ergado, Amanuel Ayde – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2019
ICT is a key role player in higher education institutions for pedagogical practices. This paper is aimed at exploring the role of ICT in the Ethiopian higher education system. In the Ethiopian Higher Education system there are movements to integrate ICT into teaching and learning practices. However, the implementation is inadequate. Factors like…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Li, Hanwei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
It has been recognized that international students studying in non-Anglophone countries face more challenges in integrating into local higher education institutions for a number of reasons, such as the local language barrier and cultural differences. This study aims to understand the challenges and coping strategies of academic integration in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Zvarych, Iryna; Kalaur, Svitlana M.; Prymachenko, Nataliya M.; Romashchenko, Inna V.; Romanyshyna, Oksana Ia. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
This study has experimentally tested how the introduction of simulations, adapting the experience of higher educational institutions of the United States, including the elements of gamification, in the training course Professional Foreign Language stimulates the educational activity of students at higher educational institutions of Ukraine…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology