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Aiyegbayo, Olaojo – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
This paper evaluated how academics, at a mid-sized UK university, used their iPads for teaching. The data were gathered using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Eighty-four academics completed a survey while 22 semi-structured interviews were conducted. Eleven interviewees reported that they used their iPads for teaching purposes and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty
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Feuerstein, Abe – Journal of School Choice, 2015
This study examined the influence of media framing on attitudes toward charter school reform. Participants in an Internet-based experiment were presented, at random, with one of three manipulated news articles framing charter school reform as (a) supportive of values such as freedom, choice, and innovation; (b) conflicting with values such as…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Change, Mass Media Effects, Educational Attitudes
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Christie, Belinda A.; Miller, Kelly K.; Cooke, Raylene; White, John G. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
The slow uptake of Education for Sustainability (EfS) curricula in universities has, partly, been attributed to academics' perceptions that EfS has little relevance within some disciplines. Understanding teaching academics' attitudes, values and experiences of EfS across disciplines can inform future EfS efforts in higher education. This paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, World Views
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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Helm, Francesca – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
Telecollaboration is an area of CALL research and practice which has developed considerably in the last twenty years. Many research studies have been carried out and important findings have been made, but there has not yet been a large scale survey to try and "map" the state of the art in telecollaboration practice. Most studies focus on…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Videoconferencing
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Lundrigan, Courtney; Manuel, Kevin; Yan, May – College & Research Libraries, 2015
Web-scale discovery systems are becoming prevalent in research libraries. Although a number of studies have explored various impacts of discovery systems, few studies exist on user satisfaction. The investigators of this study evaluated user satisfaction with the discovery service Summon at Ryerson University, using online questionnaires and…
Descriptors: Users (Information), Research Libraries, Focus Groups, Questionnaires
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Reed, Peter; Watmough, Simon – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2015
Inconsistency in the use of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) has led to dissatisfaction amongst students and is an issue across the Higher Education sector. This paper outlines research undertaken in one faculty within one university to ascertain staff and student views on minimum standards within the VLE; how the VLE could reduce student…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Virtual Classrooms, Higher Education, Academic Standards
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Kinnari-Korpela, Hanna – Informatics in Education, 2015
Mathematics' skills and knowledge lay the basis for engineering studies. However, the resources targeted to mathematics' teaching are in many cases very limited. During the past years in our university the reduction of mathematics' contact hours has been significant while at the same time the study groups have grown. However, the mathematical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Video Technology, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods
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Hoadley, Susan; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N.; Kyng, Tim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Graduates with well-developed capabilities in finance are invaluable to our society and in increasing demand. Universities face the challenge of designing finance programmes to develop these capabilities and the essential knowledge that underpins them. Our research responds to this challenge by identifying threshold concepts that are central to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Finance Occupations, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Seifert, Tami – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2015
As the disparity between educational standards and reality outside educational institutions is increasing, alternative learning infrastructure are challenging traditional modes of teaching. This study was based on an experiment with middle school pupils, pre-service teachers and college lecturers. The aim of this study was to examine the extent to…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Galtés, Ruth; Tomás, Marina – International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2015
The aim of this article is to analyse the conditioning factors and opportunities that influence teamwork among teachers at a Catalan university. The creation of new academic identities based on a culture of mutual and continuing learning are essential if teacher teams are to be encouraged. A descriptive methodology was used, based on a case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Case Studies, Performance Factors
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Criswell, John R., II; Zhu, Hao – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2015
The internationalization of higher education has been the subject of a substantial body of research. However, few studies have examined how faculty members, significant implementers of internationalization, think about internationalization priorities. This article presents the results of a questionnaire which was sent to faculty members at three…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Global Approach, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires
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Pejuan, Arcadi; Bohigas, Xavier; Jaén, Xavier – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
Physics applets are well known appealing resources to teach and learn physics, and a large number of them are available on the Internet. Nevertheless, not all of them are of the same quality, because such applets do not fit every specific teaching/learning purpose. The start question was which features should have a physics applet in order that it…
Descriptors: Physics, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Science Instruction
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Jaime Osorio, María Fernanda; Insuasty, Edgar Alirio – HOW, 2015
This research report is an account of a study carried out at the Foreign Language Institute of a Colombian public university. Its main purposes were to analyze the teaching practices the participating teachers used in their English lessons, and to assess the effects of these practices on the development of students' communicative competence. A…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages)
Birch, Peter; Balcon, Marie-Pascale; Borodankova, Olga; Ducout, Olga; Sekhri, Shuveta – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2015
This Eurydice report analyses the relation between the policies that regulate the teaching profession in Europe, and the attitudes, practices, and perceptions of teachers. The analysis covers aspects such as, initial teacher education, continuing professional development, transnational mobility, as well as teacher demographics, working conditions,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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