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Heller, Kevin – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2018
The Colin standards for online courses are widely used by educational institutions across the world, including the University of California (UC), which uses them in its formula for determining whether or not a high school course can be used to meet minimum eligibility requirements for admission to the University. To date, however, there has been…
Descriptors: Universities, College Students, National Standards, Educational Quality
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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Hendricks, Christina – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
Open textbooks are similar to traditional textbooks except that they are free of cost and licensed to allow revision and reuse. Adopting open textbooks for higher education courses is a way to address the growing costs of traditional textbooks that lead some students to be unable to access them, and to allow instructors to tailor the books to…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Higher Education, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing
Randall, John H. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
As more online courses and programs are created, it is imperative institutions understand the concern of their faculty toward teaching online, the types of technology they use, and the methods they use to instruct students in order to provide appropriate resources to support them. This quantitative study measures these concerns, using the Stages…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Questionnaires
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
These proceedings contain the papers of the 13th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2016), October 28-30, 2016, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by the University of Mannheim, Germany, and endorsed by the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Technological Advancement
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Platas, Linda M. – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2015
The Mathematical Development Beliefs Survey was developed to measure early childhood teachers' beliefs about mathematics teaching and learning in the preschool classroom. This instrument was designed to measure beliefs concerning (a) age-appropriateness of mathematics instruction, (b) classroom locus of generation of mathematical knowledge…
Descriptors: Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Black, R. David; Weinberg, Lois A.; Brodwin, Martin G. – Exceptionality Education International, 2014
Universal design in the education setting is a framework of instruction that aims to be inclusive of different learners to reduce barriers for all students, including those with disabilities. We used the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL focuses on the learner) and Universal Design for Instruction (UDI focuses on instruction) as the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Access to Education, Equal Education, Disabilities
Gant Bradley, Heather – Online Submission, 2014
Student-to-student bullying is still a current issue within elementary schools nationwide. Educators are often unaware, improperly trained and/or unwilling to help in student bullying incidences. Without training or willingness, teachers often are driven into silence and inaction, effectively putting the wellbeing of students at risk. The present…
Descriptors: Bullying, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role
Grossman, David H. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
California community colleges have been inconsistent in their efforts to meet the program review and planning accreditation standards established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). To assist colleges in their effort to meet the accreditation standards and to improve educational quality, the ACCJC developed the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Accreditation (Institutions), Organizational Effectiveness
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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Hoshiar, Mitra; Dunlap, Jody; Li, Jinyi; Friedel, Janice Nahra – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
Online learning is rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent delivery methods of learning in institutions of higher education. It provides college students, especially adult students, an alternative, convenient, and cost-efficient method to earn their credentials, upgrade their skills and knowledge, and keep or upgrade their employment. But at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Two Year College Students, Faculty Development
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Melguizo, Tatiana; Kosiewicz, Holly; Prather, George; Bos, Johannes – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The study's main objective was to provide a detailed description of math Assessment and Placement (A&P) policies in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). The study was focused on math because a larger proportion of students place into remedial math than remedial reading or English (Bailey, Jeong, & Cho, 2010; Parsad, Lewis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Evaluation, Educational Diagnosis, Student Placement
Studdert, Thomas Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Using an innovation adaptation of the gap analysis approach of Richard Clark and Fred Estes, the collegiate First-Year Experience (FYE) consisting of comprehensive and intentional curricular and co-curricular initiatives was examined. Conceptualization and operationalization of the goal for a FYE program was based on 3 student development theories…
Descriptors: Universities, Program Development, First Year Seminars, Problem Solving
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2010
The use of data for making educational decisions and to assess educational outcomes has been legislated by political bodies and codified by accreditation. Faculty have always used data to inform the grading process--data is gathered throughout the term to inform the letter grade assigned at the end. However, in today's educational environment,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Data, Decision Making