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Cerezo-Narváez, Alberto; de los Ríos Carmenado, Ignacio; Pastor-Fernández, Andrés; Yagüe Blanco, José Luis; Otero-Mateo, Manuel – Education Sciences, 2019
Projects have become an essential instrument for the success of universities. In a context of globalization and increasing complexity, they must sharpen their resourcefulness to face these challenges and adapt to this changing environment. To reach these objectives, they undertake a series of activities of a unique, concrete and temporary nature,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Program Administration, College Faculty, Researchers
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Cuesta Medina, Liliana – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
This article examines the nature and evolution of the term blended learning (BL), which encompasses numerous connotations, including its conception as a strategy, delivery mode, opportunity, educational shift, or pedagogical approach. Although much has been said in this field, very few studies examine the different types of blends behind their…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Grounded Theory
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Fondo, Marta; Jacobetty, Pedro; Erdocia, Iker – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Videoconferences are a perfect scenario for autonomous Foreign Language (FL) and intercultural speaking practices. However, it is also a threatening context as learners communicate in an FL, often with a stranger and about personal information and experiences. That may lead to increase Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) among participants, affecting…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Lloyd, Elwyn; Cerveró-Carrascosa, Abraham; Green, Courtney – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This paper, based both on a talk given at the BMELTT symposium in June 2017 and one given at the UNICollaboration conference held in Krakow in April 2018, reports on "FloCo" (Florida Universitària/ Coventry University), a telecollaborative project where the roles of teacher and student were reversed. A student from Coventry University…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Role
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Vázquez Cano, Esteban; Sevillano-García, Ma. Luisa – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2018
This study conducted a general and comparative analysis of how university students use mobile digital devices for educational purposes in various places and spaces both inside and outside university facilities in Spain and Latin America. It analyses a total sample of 886 students (442 Spanish and 444 Latin American) corresponding to five Spanish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Alzahrani, Abdulaziz A. – World Journal of Education, 2018
In recent decades, the use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has changed according to the different goals and studies that have been applied. Therefore, it is very important to explore and examine these changes and identify the development of use and conception of MOOCs. This research is considered empirical in nature and focuses on studies…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Holmberg, Margarita; Bernhard, Jonte – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
The Laplace transform is an important tool in many branches of engineering, for example, electric and control engineering, but is also regarded as a difficult topic for students to master. We have interviewed 22 university teachers from five universities in three countries (Mexico, Spain and Sweden) about their views on relationships among…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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de Lima, Mariana; Zorrilla, Marta – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This study aimed to analyze the student's behaviour in relation to their degree of commitment, participation, and contribution in a MOOC based on a social learning approach. Interaction data was collected on the learning platform and in social networks, both of which were used in the third edition of a social MOOC course. This data was then…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Álvarez-Arregu, Emilio; Rodríguez-Martín, Alejandro; Madrigal-Maldonado, Rafael; Grossi-Sampedro, Beatriz-Ángeles; Arreguit, Xavier – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
In a globalized and media society with unprecedented technological development, institutions of higher education are adapting their training models to face this new challenge. This study aimed to determine students' self-perception of their media competence and the differential influence of an ecosystemic model of training that is being…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Assessment, Program Implementation, Mixed Methods Research
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Bajpai, Shrish; Kidwai, Naimur Rahman – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2017
The issue of renewable energy sources that have great potential to give solutions to the longstanding energy problems of India has been considered. It has been stated that renewable energy sources are an important part of India's plan to increase energy security and provide new generation with ample job opportunities. India's plans to move towards…
Descriptors: Energy, Energy Conservation, Science Education, Engineering Education
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Maeda, Junko – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2017
Approximately one million international students were enrolled at U.S. universities in the academic year 2015-2016, and the number has been steadily rising since. Although these students aim to increase intercultural communication skills, international knowledge, and critical thinking skills, some international students experience difficulty…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Barriers, Emotional Response
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – Distance Education, 2016
This article explores the quality of the online learning experience based on the Sloan-C framework and the Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) quality scorecard. The OLC index has been implemented to evaluate quality in online programs from different perspectives. Despite this, the opinions of learners are ignored, and it is built using feedback…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Student Experience, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Stigmar, Martin – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2016
The aim of my critical literature review is to identify studies where students are engaged as partners in teaching in higher education and to analyze how tutors and tutees benefit from peer teaching. Thirty studies were included for review. Thirteen countries are represented and two thirds of the studies conducted in the United States of America…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
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