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Stankovska, Gordana; Angelkoska, Slagana; Osmani, Fadbi; Grncarovska, Svetlana Pandiloska – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
Education is the most important organization of a nation; it plays a significant role in the development of any country. Universities create and cultivate knowledge for the sake of building a modern world. The academic staff is the key resource within higher education institutions. A positive and healthy university structure results in increased…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Universities
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Heitner, Keri L.; Jennings, Miranda – Online Learning, 2016
Cultural differences between faculty and their students can create important challenges that affect the quality and efficacy of online teaching and learning. The objectives of this study were to: (a) create and pilot test an assessment for online faculty to measure culturally responsive teaching knowledge (CRT) and culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Correlation, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Practices
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Infante, Nicole Engelke – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2016
We present a case study of how five instructors used gesture when introducing the second derivative test in a first semester calculus class. The second derivative test and optimization naturally evoke hand motions while teaching, making this a fertile ground for studying gesture use in the classroom. Each of the five instructors used a classic…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mathematics Instruction, Nonverbal Communication, Teaching Methods
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Fernandez Cofre, Maria Beatriz; Burton, Stephani – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
This study offers a critical policy analysis of the 2014 teacher preparation regulation proposed by the federal government, designed to alter the higher education accountability system. Using frame analysis and Burke's Accountability Triangle (2005), we reviewed 74 policy documents and tools, media artifacts, and position statements relevant to…
Descriptors: Accountability, Policy Analysis, Teacher Education, Political Influences
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Cote, Travis; Milliner, Brett – Research-publishing.net, 2015
E-learning has become a crucial component of most tertiary institution's education initiatives (Park, Lee, & Cheong, 2007) and core to most e-learning strategies is the institution's Content Management System (CMS). A CMS has the potential to enhance language courses by facilitating engagement with class content, providing students with…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Zhao, Rong – Research-publishing.net, 2014
This paper introduced the features of scaffolding to the development of instructional interaction in online foreign language learning, and testified their effects on learners' perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, sense of community, and continuance intention by the integration of the Technology-Acceptance Model and the Organizational…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Models
Soh, Leen-Kiat; Khandaker, Nobel; Thomas, William G. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
The digital environment has had an immense effect on American society, learning, and education: we have more sources available at our fingertips than any previous generation. Teaching and learning with these new sources, however, has been a challenging transition. Students are confronted with an ocean of digital objects and need skills to navigate…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Databases, Teaching Methods, Information Technology
Sultany, Ajmal; Halford, Samantha – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
There has been an exponential growth of e-learning in the UK Higher Education. However, there is a growing opinion that e-learning practitioners are not critical enough and that they should adopt a more techno-negative or techno-scepticism approach when implementing new e-learning tools. In this paper we use a techno-scepticism framework to assess…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Electronic Learning, College Faculty
Omachonu, Florence – Online Submission, 2012
A recent publication by the American Council on Education's, Office of Women in Higher Education (2010), shows that women and minorities promoted to senior level administrative positions have made gains. However, they remain underrepresented on most campuses. This paper argues that the slow emergence of women and minorities into senior level…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Females, Human Resources, Barriers
Mora, Raúl A. – Online Submission, 2011
Using both data from my dissertation and ideas from my most recent research and academic projects, this paper will discuss some challenges and potential opportunities that the inextricable links between literacy and technology pose for second language educators in this decade and beyond. In the first part of this paper, I will describe a series of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy, Teacher Education Programs
Johnson, Gina M. – Association for Institutional Research (NJ1), 2010
The purpose of this study was to build on this body of research by exploring the differences in factors related to overall job satisfaction by faculty rank. Because faculty from one institution were used in the study and the data source included results from a survey taken by only some of the faculty, generalizability of the findings may be…
Descriptors: Evidence, Academic Rank (Professional), Job Satisfaction, Correlation