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Singh, Gurmak; Hardaker, Glenn – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Using Giddens' theory of structuration as a theoretical framework, this paper outlines how five prominent United Kingdom universities aimed to integrate top-down and bottom-up approaches to the adoption and diffusion of e-learning. The aim of this paper is to examine the major challenges that arise from the convergence of bottom-up perspectives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adoption (Ideas), Electronic Learning
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Kiili, Rebecca Kapolei – Educational Perspectives, 2017
The author's introduction to the field of qualitative research in the EdD program began with analyzing the artistry of a practitioner researcher. Arriving in the space of an emerging artist practitioner researcher has been soulfully synchronistic and life affirming because of the magic the author has experienced in the convergence and alignment of…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Doctoral Programs, Stereotypes, Self Concept
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Xerri, Daniel – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Interviews in qualitative research may sometimes employ stimulus material as a means of eliciting richer data. However, scant consideration has been given to the use of poetry for this purpose, especially within the field of poetry education research. This article seeks to address the gap in the literature by illustrating how the use of poetry as…
Descriptors: Poetry, Questioning Techniques, Discussion, Beliefs
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Sanderson, Donna R. – School Community Journal, 2016
This article highlights how an existing university-school partnership between a university and a kindergarten center was restructured in an attempt to bring academic and practitioner knowledge together in a more synergistic way in support of preservice teacher learning. In an effort to more closely connect a campus-based course that had a small…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Kindergarten, Preservice Teacher Education
Leh, Amy – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
A graduate course, ETEC543 ("Technology and Learning I"), was revised to better serve increasing new student population, international students, in an academic program. Project-based learning, Google Docs, and instructional strategies fostering diversity and critical thinking were incorporated into the course redesign. Observations,…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Essawi, Mohammad; Abu-Hussain, Jamal; Fadila, Dalia – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The proposed intervention program's aim was to change teacher trainers' attitudes towards universal values. The program takes into account the unique cultural context of the developing society. The goal of the program was to reduce the gap between declared teacher trainers' attitudes and their actual attitudes towards universal values in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators
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Meyer, Katrina A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Eleven experienced community college faculty members were interviewed to elicit examples of how they improved student learning productivity in their online courses. The 11 faculty members represented eight different states, nine different fields or disciplines, and all were permanent or full-time faculty members at community colleges in the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Productivity, Online Courses
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Chang, Aurora; Welton, Anjale D.; Martinez, Melissa A.; Cortez, Laura – Negro Educational Review, 2013
Research that exclusively focuses on pre-tenure racially underrepresented female faculty remains scarce. Our aim is to shed light on these rarely documented experiences in an effort to understand their navigation of the world of academia. Using critical ethnographic methodology, we argue that pre-tenure racially underrepresented female faculty…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Disproportionate Representation, Academic Rank (Professional), Women Faculty
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Nestel, Debra; Ivkovic, Amelie; Hill, Robyn A.; Warrens, Anthony N.; Paraskevas, Paraskeva A.; McDonnell, Jacqueline A.; Mudarikwa, Ruvimbo S.; Browne, Chris – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
Programme evaluation is essential for quality assurance in education. In this paper, we describe our evaluation strategy for the first year of a new medical programme. Although we used multiple methods in the evaluation, the use of the focus group method was core. This paper reports our experiences of focus groups for this purpose. We describe the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Medical Schools, Research Methodology, Focus Groups
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Pope, Carol; Beal, Candy; Long, Sheryl; McCammon, Lodge – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This article describes an English language arts teacher preparation perspective that considers middle school students as part of the teacher educator team. Based on a recognized gap in the literature about students as powerful partners, the authors undertook a 3-year study to explore the question, "What do preservice middle school teachers…
Descriptors: Expertise, Video Technology, Middle School Students, Preservice Teachers
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Lesht, Faye; Windes, Deborah L. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2011
This pilot study was conducted in order to explore factors that facilitate and inhibit the teaching of online courses from an administrative perspective. A random sample of community college and public and private universities was selected, and administrators working closely in online education were invited to participate. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Private Colleges, Institutional Survival, Online Courses
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Hayden, Nancy J.; Rizzo, Donna M.; Dewoolkar, Mandar M.; Neumann, Maureen D.; Lathem, Sandra; Sadek, Adel – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
This paper presents a brief overview of the changes made during our department level reform (DLR) process (Grant Title: "A Systems Approach for Civil and Environmental Engineering Education: Integrating Systems Thinking, Inquiry-Based Learning and Catamount Community Service-Learning Projects") and some of the effects of these changes on…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Engineering Education, Civil Engineering, Environmental Education