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Winter, Emma; Chapleo, Chris – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
In recent years there has been increased discussion of the subjective, emotional and sociological factors influencing student choice of university. However, there is a dearth of information exploring what constitutes these feelings. This exploratory paper uses the conceptual model of the servicescape to provide insight into the emotional factors…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, College Choice, Foreign Countries
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Bird, Emma L. – Journal of International Students, 2017
This study aimed to explore student and staff perceptions of academic, personal and social factors influencing the international postgraduate student experience at a UK University. Focus groups were conducted with international students enrolled in a Master in Public Health programme (n = 10). An in-depth survey containing open-ended questions was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Hurn, Karl M. – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
The aim of this paper is to provide educators and potential industrial partners with an insight into students' perceptions of working with industry during their undergraduate studies, and to highlight, through comments from academic staff, the effect on their design outcomes. The paper focuses on a collaborative design activity conducted with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Aiyegbayo, Olaojo – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper evaluated how academics, at a mid-sized UK university, used their iPads for teaching. The data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Eighty-four academics completed a survey while 22 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Eleven interviewees reported that they used their iPads for teaching purposes and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty
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Ahmad, Syed Zamberi – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2015
The aim of this research is to present the determinants of students' perceptions of quality and experience of study at international branch campuses in Malaysia, a country that is set to become an academic hub in Asia. This study used a multi-method approach for data collection. The respondents comprised 245 students (both undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Reputation, Academic Advising
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Seremet, Mehmet; Chalkley, Brian – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
In an era when graduate employability is a key concern, the teaching of geographical information systems (GIS) has become a subject of considerable interest. This paper reports on a study of the GIS student learning experience using student survey data from six UK geography undergraduate programmes. The findings show that although students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Information Systems, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
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Gresty, Karen; Heffernan, Troy; Pan, Wei; Edwards-Jones, Andrew – Higher Education Review, 2015
Reported benefits of research-informed teaching include enhanced student engagement and graduates that are better prepared for employment in an uncertain world. However, there are a number of academic risks that can have both positive and negative impacts on staff and students when implementing research-informed teaching. Mitigating such risks…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Evidence Based Practice
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Abukari, Abdulai – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2014
This paper presents findings of a research project that aimed to critically examine the pedagogical beliefs of work-based learning teachers, and their potential implication on practice and expectations of learners and employers. Based on an online tool, qualitative and quantitative (descriptive) data were generated from a purposive sample of some…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Research Projects, Qualitative Research
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Boulton, Helen – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the efficacy of using ePortfolios to enhance career skills for newly qualified teachers (NQTs). The context is the final phase of a longitudinal action research project investigating whether an ePortfolio, created as a pre-service teacher to evidence a digital story of developing professional identity, could…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Job Skills, Preservice Teachers
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Young, Tony J.; Sercombe, Peter G.; Sachdev, Itesh; Naeb, Rola; Schartner, Alina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The growth in the number of 'international' students in higher education is a phenomenon of increasing importance to educators, researchers and policymakers worldwide. This multi-methodological study explored factors associated with their adjustment, successful or otherwise. It integrated associations across three domains of enquiry which had…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Student Adjustment, Correlation
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Vazirabad, Aylar Fallah – International Education Studies, 2013
This study focused on five particular Communication Strategies (CSs) namely: Paraphrase, approximation, hesitation, reduction, borrowed words and invented, or anglicised. The aim was to investigate the link between the use of approvable and positive CS-types and the impact of ESL students' beliefs about CSs in a game-activity. It aims to promote…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Educational Games, Language Fluency, Second Language Instruction
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McGill, Monica M. – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2012
Digital games are marketed, mass-produced, and consumed by an increasing number of people and the game industry is only expected to grow. In response, postsecondary institutions in the UK and the U.S. have started to create game degree programs. Though curriculum theorists provide insight into the process of creating a new program, no formal…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Organizations (Groups), Computer Games