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Rismiyanto; Saleh, Mursid; Mujiyanto, Januarius; Warsono – English Language Teaching, 2018
Students at universities are still frequently found to have low independency in learning. Besides, lecturers also still have tendency to treat students as if they were young learners, or in other words, the lecturers still use pedagogically oriented teaching methods (POTM); although they claimed themselves to have applied methods of teaching…
Descriptors: Andragogy, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Neroni, Joyce; Meijs, Celeste; Leontjevas, Ruslan; Kirschner, Paul A.; de Groot, Renate H. M. – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Research has shown the importance of goal orientation in predicting academic performance for children, adolescents, and college students in traditional educational settings. Studies on this relationship within adult distance education, however, are lacking. To fill this gap, the present study was conducted to investigate the relationship between…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Academic Achievement, Distance Education, Adult Education
Atkins, Katrina – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this non-experimental, causal-comparative and correlational study was to test Knowles' (1973) adult learning theory, which states adults are self-directed and internally motivated. The study also examined if student achievement was related to student perception of the flipped classroom in a general education speech communication…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Blended Learning, Correlation
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Dillard, Robert J.; Yu, Helen H. – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
Since 2002, nearly one million veterans have pursued higher education upon completion of their military service; however, the military-to-academic transition has been fraught with challenges. Despite concrete efforts by an increasing number of colleges and universities to help veterans make the transition, one recurring theme persists--many…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Veterans Education, Faculty Development, College Students
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this directory was to identify, describe, and evaluate evidence that the education practices improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. Method: The sample for the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
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Boyer, Kristy Elizabeth, Ed.; Yudelson, Michael, Ed. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
The 11th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM 2018) is held under the auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society at the Templeton Landing in Buffalo, New York. This year's EDM conference was highly competitive, with 145 long and short paper submissions. Of these, 23 were accepted as full papers and 37…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Computer Science Education, Program Proposals
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Khiat, Henry – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The practice of self-directed learning is important to adult students as it allows them to learn effectively while juggling work, family and other commitments. This study set out to examine the self-directed learning characteristics present in the adult students' study process at the case university. The relationship between the adult students'…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Independent Study, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Cetin, Saban; Cetin, Filiz – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Stunning developments in this era have brought different meanings in both educational conditions and time and space in education. Developing technologies have made education applicable everywhere. In other words, education has been taken outside of the known space (classic school walls). Individuals' constant innovation has caused the development…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries, Continuing Education
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Richardson, Sydney D. – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2017
This study demonstrates adult women college students overcoming challenges due to mistreatment in order to succeed academically. Asking each participant to tell her life story allowed the researcher to find common narratives of mistreatment among them, while using critical feminist and constructivist theories for analysis. As a result, the…
Descriptors: College Students, Womens Education, Academic Persistence, Personal Narratives
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Satterfield, Michael – Harvard Educational Review, 2017
In this essay, Michael Satterfield recounts his experiences as a student in and outside of prison. His narrative exposes the challenges faced by one person in pursuit of an education, and recounts his early educational experiences as well as his participation in a college-in-prison program. He also describes his journey to a four-year college and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Educational Experience
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Renirie, Rebecca Hill – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2017
Nontraditional adult learners are often treated as separate and distinct in their needs and desires from more traditionally-aged college students. As retention continues to be a critical issue for colleges and universities, academic units and departments turn their focus to student success. This review article examines strategies that institutions…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Self Efficacy, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Kinney, Adam R.; Eakman, Aaron M. – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2017
Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn enrolled in postsecondary education may experience disabilities that impact their successful participation in the academic environment. Accommodations are made available to college students with disabilities to provide opportunities for success in this…
Descriptors: Veterans, Veterans Education, Disabilities, Self Advocacy
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González Romero, Rocío – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Language learning has been increasingly influenced by technology over the last decades thanks to its positive effects on language acquisition. It is thanks to the technology's supportive role towards language learning that an increasing number of online foreign language courses have appeared. Besides, foreign language courses are more and more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business English, English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning
Arendale, David R., Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
This 2016 directory identifies, describes, and contains evaluative data evidence-based practices that improve academic performance, close the achievement gap, and improve persistence towards graduation for low-income, first-generation, and historically-underrepresented 6th grade through college students. The directory was a production of the…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice, Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement
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van Rhijn, Tricia Marie; Lero, Donna S.; Bridge, Katelyn; Fritz, Victoria A. – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2016
An in-depth understanding of mature students' experiences as non-traditional learners pursuing post-secondary education is crucial to supporting this growing and traditionally overlooked population. This study explored issues affecting the success of mature students engaged in university study. A thematic analysis of text responses from 270 mature…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Student Needs, Student Experience
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