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Gravett, Emily O. – College Teaching, 2018
The benefits of in-class discussion, a form of active learning, are well-documented; in particular, discussions allow students the opportunity to learn from their peers. Yet students often treat discussions as 'down' or 'free' time. If students are not taking notes during discussion and reviewing those notes later on, they may not be learning much…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Notetaking, Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods
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McIntyre, Timothy; Wegener, Margaret; McGrath, Dominic – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2018
We have developed and demonstrated the effectiveness of a set of online interactive learning modules to accompany physics courses at first- and second-year university levels. Students access the modules prior to attending lectures to familiarize themselves with content which is then discussed and reaffirmed in class. Student surveys and access…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Units of Study, Lecture Method, Physics
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Mohammadzadeh, Ahmad; Sarkhosh, Mehdi – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The current study attempted to investigate the effects of self-regulatory learning through computer-assisted intelligent tutoring system on the improvement of speaking ability. The participants of the study, who spoke Azeri Turkish as their mother tongue, were students of Applied Linguistics at BA level at Pars Abad's Azad University, Ardebil,…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Turkish, Native Language, Applied Linguistics
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Kelsen, Brent; Flowers, Simeon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Personality traits are believed to affect both learner ability and group dynamics and cohesion. Another central element influencing how individuals perform in group settings stems from their motivation to collaborate. This article explores the relationship between personality traits, motivation for collaboration and participation of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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Larbi-Apau, Josephine; Oti-Boadi, Mabel; Tetteh, Albert – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Both computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy are critical complementary factors in determining confidence levels and behavioral belief systems, and can directly affect students' actions, performances and achievements. This study applied a multidimensional construct in validating computer attitude and eLearning self-efficacy of Psychology…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students
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Thomas, Camillle V. L.; Urban, Richard J. – College & Research Libraries, 2018
There are existing studies on data curation programs in library science education and studies on data services in libraries. However, there is not much insight into how educational programs have prepared data professionals for practice. This study asked 105 practicing professionals how well they thought their education prepared them for…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Masters Degrees, Library Education
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Pullen, Reyne; Thickett, Stuart C.; Bissember, Alex C. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2018
In chemistry curricula, both the role of the laboratory program and the method of assessment used are subject to scrutiny and debate. The ability to identify clearly defined competencies for the chemistry laboratory program is crucial, given the numerous other disciplines that rely on foundation-level chemistry knowledge and practical skills. In…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, College Science, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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Piniel, Katalin; Albert, Ágnes – Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2018
Individual differences researchers have recently begun to investigate the concept of emotions and their role in language learning (MacIntyre, Gregersen, & Mercer, 2016). Our aim is to report on a project exploring English majors' feelings related to their use of foreign languages. Using a qualitative research design, participants were asked to…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Skills
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Hsu, Ting-Chia; Chang, Shao-Chen; Liu, Nan-Cen – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This study employed an eye-tracking machine to record the process of peer assessment. Each web page was divided into several regions of interest (ROIs) based on the frame design and content. A total of 49 undergraduate students with a visual learning style participated in the experiment. This study investigated the peer assessment attitudes of the…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Measurement, Peer Evaluation, Web Sites
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Gorecek Baybars, Meryem; Kucukozer, Huseyin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The object of this study is to determine the conceptual understanding that prospective Science teachers have relating "de Broglie: Matter waves" and to investigate the effect of the instruction performed, on the conceptual understanding. This study was performed at a state university located in the western part of Turkey, with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Cagande, Jeffrey Lloyd L.; Jugar, Richard R. – Issues in Educational Research, 2018
Reversing the traditional classroom activities, in the flipped classroom model students view lectures at home and perform activities during class period inside the classroom. This study investigated the effect of a flipped classroom implementation on college physics students' motivation and understanding of kinematics graphs. A Solomon four-group…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Isaacs, Albert; Kazembe, Lawrence; Kazondovi, Collins – Higher Education for the Future, 2018
The purpose of this evaluation study was to determine the extent to which the teacher educators in the Faculty of Education at the University of Namibia implemented the national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy for Education. This study employed both the quantitative method in the form of questionnaires and the qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Information Policy, Educational Policy
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Satar, H. Muge; Akcan, Sumru – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
Participation in online communities is an increasing need for future language teachers and their professional development. Through such participation, they can experience and develop an awareness of the behaviors required to facilitate their future learners' participation in online learning. This article investigates participation, interaction…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Nagle, Charles – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This study examined relationships between language learning motivation and the longitudinal development of second language (L2) pronunciation. Twenty-six English-speaking learners of Spanish recorded a simplified picture description task 5 times over a year-long period spanning their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters of Spanish language instruction.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pronunciation
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Ryshina-Pankova, Marianna – Language Learning & Technology, 2018
With a shift toward understanding the goals of foreign language learning as development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC; Thorne, 2010), telecollaborative interaction with geographically distant partners has been seen both as a pedagogical tool that can play a significant role in promoting intercultural negotiation abilities and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), German, Second Language Learning
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