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Jafari, Esmaeil; Vajarah, Kourosh Fathi; Arefi, Mahboobeh; Rezaeizadeh, Morteza – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to validate MOOC-based curriculum in higher education in Iran. The research method is mixed and of exploratory type. Method of grounded theory is used in the qualitative section and the Validation Test Pattern among the faculties and PhD students of Tehran's Universities is considered in the quantitative part. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
In 2013, we undertook research in a New Zealand University to gain insights into students' understandings of informal learning, its connection to formal learning and how they engaged in informal learning using digital and mobile technologies. A total of 765 students (postgraduate, undergraduate and first-year students) completed a questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Case Studies
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Lwin, Thawdar; Aslam, Sarfraz; Mukhale, Phoebe Naliaka – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
This study was an investigation of the international students' perceptions of their learning environment in graduate programs at one normal university in China. The study used both quantitative and qualitative research methods. The sample comprised 91 international students, 51 Master and 40 doctoral from three schools: Education, Life Sciences…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes
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Nafissi, Zohreh; Rezaeipanah, Fariba; Monsefi, Roya – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
Iran's education system is exam-based and to gain admission to universities at undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, candidates have to sit a competitive examination. For this reason, developing an EAP course which prepares the candidates for these examinations is of crucial importance. The present study attempted to develop an EAP…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Pretests Posttests, Needs Assessment, Student Evaluation
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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In Finland, doctoral employment outside the academy has been increasing. Universities can no longer absorb the numbers in the doctoral labour force and research and development (R&D) policy emphasises the need for specialised research capacity in non-academic sectors; the highest academic degree is assumed to add value. However, the transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Hirshfield, Laura Ellen – NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 2017
Using participant observation and interview data, the author explores interactional styles that men and women chemists-in-training (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) use to navigate expertise within their research groups. The author finds that men are more likely than women to employ styles that feature their expertise when in group…
Descriptors: Females, Scientists, Interpersonal Communication, Interaction
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Lin, Chih-Chung; Liu, Gi-Zen; Wang, Tzong-I – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Many non-native English speaking (NNES) graduates are required to write academic papers in English; consequently, recent research in the past decade has been devoted to investigating the usefulness of genre-based Writing Instructions (GBWI) on learners' writing cultivation. There is little specific guidance, however, on how GBWI can be employed in…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Graduate Students
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Harrison, Scott; Grant, Catherine – British Journal of Music Education, 2016
Recent efforts to increase workplace readiness in university students have largely centred on undergraduates, with comparatively few strategies or studies focusing on higher research degree candidates. In the discipline of music, a wide diversity of possible career paths combined with rapidly changing career opportunities makes workplace readiness…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Music Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Online Surveys
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Beres, Jacqueline L.; Dixon, Jess C. – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2016
Although previous studies have offered empirical and anecdotal support for academic mentoring, there are still considerable gaps in understanding the specific actions or components that are present in these relationships. Research has shown that academic faculty mentors provide all of Kram's (1988) mentoring functions to their graduate student…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Mentors, Friendship
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Royo-Vela, Marcelo; Hünermund, Ute – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2016
A context of increased competition between higher education institutions (HEIs) for attracting potential national and international students has led universities to implement marketing communication strategies. Those strategies which are used to some extent include, among others, interactive inbound marketing. The purpose of the present…
Descriptors: Marketing, Semi Structured Interviews, Graduate Students, Decision Making
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Wadhwa, Rashim – Higher Education for the Future, 2016
In recent years, the overall context of global mobility has significantly changed, so has the strategies to attract international students. What we observe now is the changes in strategies and the emergence of new host countries and increased opportunities for studying abroad. In an intense competitive environment of global higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Student Mobility, Global Approach
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Shabbir, Muhammad; Khalid, M. Ibrahim; Bakhsh, Khuda; Mohsin, Muhammad Naeem; Rasool, Shafqat; Mohsin, M. Saleem – International Education Studies, 2016
The rationalization of this research was to investigate about improving professional development system through Quality Assurance Practices (QAP) in the Universities of Pakistan pertaining to the opinions of students, teachers and Directors of Quality Enhancement Cells (QECs) and to differentiate the ideas of students, teachers and Directors of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Quality Assurance, Universities
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Toonders, Winnie; Verhoeff, Roald P.; Zwart, Hub – Science & Education, 2016
Drama is a relatively unexplored tool in academic science education. This paper addresses in what way the use of drama may allow science students to deepen their understanding of recent developments in the emerging and controversial field of neuro-enhancement, by means of a case study approach. First, we emphasise the congruency between drama and…
Descriptors: Drama, Questionnaires, Qualitative Research, Philosophy
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Omar, Faiza; Mahone, James P.; Ngobia, Jane; FitzSimons, John – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2016
Mentoring graduate students is very challenging, even when both the student and faculty have similar cultural values. Many international students have a different culture from that of Canadian. Their challenge is adapting to their new environment, and for their faculty advisors to understand and work well with them. This research explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Mentors, Interpersonal Relationship
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Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn; Kuo, Li-Jen – International Education Studies, 2016
Bilingual education is globally an important aspect within the educational community in recent years. The purpose of the study is to explore perceptions towards a bilingual education program and investigate factors that may affect the development of a bilingual education program in Turkey. This study also identifies the benefits of bilingualism in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Conflict, Intergroup Relations
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