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Diaz, Delia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Most adult English Language Learners (ELLs) in the United States struggle with the basics of English literacy and reading comprehension. The lack of metacognitive awareness during reading prevents ELL students from engaging actively in the learning process. The CALLA method was used as a conceptual framework for explicit instruction. The problem…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Teaching Methods
Johnson, Toni L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Higher education institutions have incorporated information and communications technology strategies to improve the learning environment and increase their competitive advantage. One strategy, the use of learning management systems, has transformed the learning environment over the past three decades. User acceptance is a key success factor in any…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Management Systems, Information Technology, Correlation
Moore, Pamela C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The goal of this research study was to assess the effectiveness of the use of the Clinical Integrative Puzzle (CIP) assessment as an online training tool to advance illness script formation for diagnostic problem-solving in the didactic phase of medical education. The main research question in the study was: Is there a statistically significant…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Clinical Diagnosis, Medical Education, Allied Health Personnel
Poole, Nancy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A study was conducted to examine the experiences of nursing students in online nursing programs to explore if the use of innovative technology in the courses would improve faculty presence and effective communication. A gap in the scientific literature was identified concerning the experiences of nursing students regarding faculty presence and…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
Ejiofor, Virginia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Clickers are handheld technology tools that provide an opportunity to engage students and enhance their learning. In nursing literature, little research has focused on the experiences of nurse educators who use or have used clicker technology in the classroom. To understand the phenomenon of their experiences, one overarching question was…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Audience Response Systems, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
Harrington, Irronda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Service learning has grown in popularity within higher education as a teaching pedagogy shown to foster student engagement as well as strengthen the relationships between the community and community college. Research has demonstrated that service learning places a focus on students gaining the hands-on experience tied closely to course objectives…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Liberal Arts, Service Learning
Kleinman, Molly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
MOOCs are large online courses in which any individual with access to the internet can enroll, usually for free. Distance and online education are not new, but the scale and scope of MOOCs raise novel questions about access to higher education, faculty work, and the adoption of new technologies for teaching and learning. There is little literature…
Descriptors: Online Courses, College Faculty, Mass Instruction, Risk
Reznicek-Parrado, Lina Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The current study builds on previous scholarship that examines the everyday language and literacy practices of linguistically diverse communities as resources for teaching and learning. It argues that only by valuing non-dominant linguistic practices in academic contexts will educators achieve equitable pedagogies that incorporate students' range…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning
Balderston, Genevieve – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated the correlation between oral English language proficiency, primary language use, and sense of efficacy by Chinese-speaking teachers using English medium of instruction (EMI) in Chinese university courses. Twenty-one Chinese EMI university teachers participated in the study by completing an online survey to find how these…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, College Faculty
Nitta, Kathleen Marguerite – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Preparing teachers to enact practice that is responsive to the demands of contemporary classrooms requires a re-examination of traditional approaches to teacher education. Practice-based approaches to professional learning have shown promise in supporting novices' learning of practices central to the work of teaching. Recent scholarship in teacher…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary School Teachers
Maddern, Stacy W. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Writing, with regards to academic training, has largely been relegated to the territory of primary education. Over the past fifty years, higher education administrators and faculty have become increasingly aware of eroding boundaries between high school and college. The considerable resource investment for the supply of writing courses generates…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, College Students
Treado, Charles – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The overarching purpose of this study was to improve upon critical thinking through the use of scenario-based design challenge interventions. The study was conducted within an introductory graphic arts course in higher education that focused upon Adobe Photoshop and image manipulation tools, techniques, and terminology. Twelve introductory level…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Graphic Arts
Cohen-Derr, Erika Lee – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Higher education in the United States has a unique opportunity to educate students to practice leadership to address complex problems. A limited number of universities bear the label "elite" as a result of highly selective admissions criteria, cost, age, and position in popular national rankings. Additional scrutiny of these institutions…
Descriptors: Universities, Selective Admission, Student Leadership, Leadership Training
Vickous, Susan L. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Nursing student attrition is of ongoing concern to programs of nursing and healthcare employers given the persistent shortage of nurses. The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate the perceptions of ten graduates from two cohorts of a Pre-Licensure Program of Nursing regarding the impact of program-level and college-wide practices…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Higher Education, Success, Academic Persistence
Crump, Amanda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
As an instructor of international agricultural development, I view my job as helping students navigate the ethical and controversial landscape of international development as they prepare for employment. Previously, in many of my courses, I taught as many postsecondary instructors do. My classes were lecture-style where students were expected to…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Introductory Courses, Economic Development, Global Approach
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