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Jiang, Dayu; Renandya, Willy A.; Zhang, Lawrence Jun – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2017
Using the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, this study aimed to evaluate the design of one multimedia courseware used for teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in China and to compare the attitudinal differences in the teachers' and students' evaluation of the courseware. A questionnaire was developed and validated. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Multimedia Instruction
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Dincer, Ali; Yesilyurt, Savas – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2017
Based on a modern motivation theory of learning, self-determination theory (SDT), this study aimed to investigate the relationships between English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' motivation to speak, autonomous regulation, autonomy support from teachers, and classroom engagement, with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. The…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Determination
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Kruk, Mariusz – The EUROCALL Review, 2017
The paper discusses the results of a study which explored advanced learners of English engagement with their mobile devices to develop learning experiences that meet their needs and goals as foreign language learners. The data were collected from 20 students by means of a semi-structured interview. The gathered data were subjected to qualitative…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, English (Second Language)
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Okay, Aysegül; Balçikanli, Cem – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2017
This study investigates whether there is a relationship between anxiety levels and belief patterns of Turkish EFL students in relation to level of instruction. A total number of 207 students voluntarily participated in the study. To gather quantitative data, adapted Turkish versions of Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory (BALLI) and Foreign…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Measures (Individuals)
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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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Wong, Sissy S. – Journal of Education in Science, Environment and Health, 2016
Understanding teachers' beliefs is important because beliefs influence teacher decisions. In science, teacher beliefs have an impact on how science curriculum is interpreted and implemented in the classroom. With the push for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, it is also critical to examine the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kasule, George Wilson; Wesselink, Renate; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
A study was conducted to determine general professional development activities perceived to be important in enhancing university teaching staff's job performance, and the extent to which teaching staff participate in these activities in Uganda. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with faculty deans and department heads (n = 20),…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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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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Hülsmann, Thomas; Shabalala, Lindiwe – Distance Education, 2016
The principal contradiction of online distance education is the disparity that exists between economies of scale and the new interactive capabilities of digital technologies. This is particularly felt where mega-universities in developing countries seek to make better use of these affordances while at the same time protecting their economies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Distance Education, Curriculum Design
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Beer, Christopher Todd – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This research uses the social science perspectives of institutions, ecological modernization and social movements to analyze the rationale used by the early-adopting universities of fossil fuel divestment in the USA. Design/methodology/approach: Through analysis of qualitative data from interviews with key actors at the universities that…
Descriptors: Fuels, Statistical Analysis, Robustness (Statistics), Qualitative Research
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Hussin, Supyan; Aboswider, Rehab Omar Salem; Ismail, Noriah; Yoke, Soo Kum – English Language Teaching, 2016
Embedding web-based learning systems in education has drawn increasing popularity and growing interest among the contemporary language education community in recent time. In particular, blogs have become a profound phenomenon in the present landscape of online education. However, research addressing the instructor's perspective about the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Second Language Instruction
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Rott, Benjamin; Leuders, Timo – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2016
Personal epistemological beliefs are considered to play an important role for processes of learning and teaching. However, research on personal epistemology is confronted with theoretical issues as there is conflicting evidence regarding the structure, stability, and context-dependence of epistemological beliefs. We give evidence how theoretical…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Knowledge Level, Teacher Education Programs, Qualitative Research
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Koçdar, Serpil; Karadag, Nejdet; Sahin, Murat Dogan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
This is a descriptive study which intends to determine whether the difficulty and discrimination indices of the multiple-choice questions show differences according to cognitive levels of the Bloom's Taxonomy, which are used in the exams of the courses in a business administration bachelor's degree program offered through open and distance…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Difficulty Level, Distance Education, Open Education
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Martins Gomes, Diogo; McCauley, Veronica – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Science literacy has become socially and economically very important. European countries stress that science graduates are fundamental for economic growth. Nevertheless, there is a declining student participation in science. In response, there has been a call to change the way science is taught in schools, which focuses on inquiry methods rooted…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Partnerships in Education, Outreach Programs, Comparative Analysis
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Seker, Burcu Sezginsoy – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Digital stories are useful tools for combining technology with education, in terms of the preparation stage, practicality, availability and usability as an evaluation instrument. In this study, digital stories created in a social studies teaching class were evaluated and the opinions of primary school teacher candidates were obtained concerning…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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