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Orsini-Jones, Marina; Pibworth-Dolinski, Laura; Cribb, Mike; Brick, Billy; Gazeley-Eke, Zoe; Leinster, Hannah; Lloyd, Elwyn – Research-publishing.net, 2015
This paper reports on an exploratory research project on the evaluation of the engagement with a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) carried out by six members of staff and two "expert students" involved in the MA in English Language Teaching (ELT) in the Department of English and Languages at Coventry University (CU), United Kingdom,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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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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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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Oliver, Rhonda; Rochecouste, Judith; Bennell, Debra; Anderson, Roz; Cooper, Inala; Forrest, Simon; Exell, Mike – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
Drawing from a study of the experiences of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students, this paper presents an overview of the specific needs of these students as they enter and progress through their tertiary education. Extracts from a set of case studies developed from both staff and student interviews and an online…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Needs
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Heinrich, Eva – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2013
Research on community-based approaches to academic development has shown the importance of a collegial and supportive environment for teaching and learning about teaching. To investigate the environment in which academics work and teach, the research behind this article has defined a new concept, called "teaching groups". Teaching groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Instructional Leadership