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Dismore, Harriet; Turner, Rebecca; Huang, Rong – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over the last few years, student engagement has become a commonly used term in Higher Education across the United Kingdom, American and Australasian higher education systems. This article presents research on an area of student engagement absent from the literature, that of new lecturers' practices. Following detailed analyses of interview data…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Marsden, Emma; Kasprowicz, Rowena – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article reports on 2 connected studies that provide data about the flow of research to foreign language (FL) educators in majority Anglophone contexts. The first study investigated exposure to research among FL educators in the United Kingdom using 2 surveys (n = 391; n = 183). The data showed (a) some limited exposure to research via…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Gregory, Sue; Scutter, Sheila; Jacka, Lisa; McDonald, Marcus; Farley, Helen; Newman, Chris – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds have been used for more than a decade in higher education for teaching and learning. Since the 1980s, academics began using virtual worlds as an exciting and innovative new technology to provide their students with new learning experiences that were difficult to provide any other way. But since that time,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Harnisch, Henriette; Taylor-Murison, Lou – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
This paper tackles two issues which are closely related: transition from pre-entry learning to studying at university and the role blended learning strategies might have in supporting this transition. It draws on the pilot delivery of two credit-bearing modules which were delivered in two pre-entry institutions. The modules followed two different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs, College School Cooperation, Barriers
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Fresen, Jill W. – Teaching English with Technology, 2011
This paper reports on two research projects, one completed and a partial follow-up study in the early stages of investigation. The first study investigated a range of factors that directly affect the quality of web-supported learning opportunities. The outcome of that study is a taxonomy of critical success factors for quality web-supported…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Taxonomy
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Kirriemuir, John – Educational Research, 2010
Background: Numerous surveys, articles, ephemera and online information sources indicate that "Second Life" has been the predominant virtual world, for educational purposes, in UK universities for the latter half of the 2000s. However, the infrastructure required to operate "Second Life" presents a number of technical concerns…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Computer Simulation
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Warburton, Bill – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2009
The uptake of CAA in UK higher education (HE) on a large scale lags behind the expectations of CAA specialists. A research project was undertaken with the aim of discovering and addressing the underlying reasons for this. The research was conducted according to Strauss and Corbin's (1998) prescription for grounded theory (GT) research. During…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Higher Education, College Faculty, Administrators
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Ward, Rod; Moule, Pam; Lockyer, Lesley – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2009
This paper describes the findings about the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the education of health professionals in the United Kingdom (UK). The work is part of a wider study scoping the use of e-learning. Its objectives were to: (1) Explore issues influencing implementation and use by both early and late adopters; (2) Identify barriers to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Case Studies