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Arnold, William W. – Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 2018
This article traces the experience of university students in an upper division business course as they collectively authored an e-book as their course project. The professor designated the title of the book and the three themes that provided the structure of the book: service, leadership, and purpose. The 25 students at Pepperdine University in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Electronic Publishing, Books, Business Administration Education
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Menard-Warwick, Julia; Leung, Genevieve – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
Translingual practice is an emergent theoretical perspective which emphasizes the capacity and disposition for meaning-making across linguistic boundaries. Following on studies of globalized workplaces that have focused on lingua franca English, this article explores translingual practice as represented in interview and blog narratives recounted…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Interviews, Multilingualism
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Ozdemir, Ozgur; Hendricks, Christina – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
Open textbooks are similar to traditional textbooks except that they are free of cost and licensed to allow revision and reuse. Adopting open textbooks for higher education courses is a way to address the growing costs of traditional textbooks that lead some students to be unable to access them, and to allow instructors to tailor the books to…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Higher Education, Shared Resources and Services, Electronic Publishing
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Jarosz, Ellen E.; Kutay, Stephen – Communications in Information Literacy, 2017
At California State University, Northridge (CSUN), many students lack the skills needed to locate, analyze, and apply essential contexts associated with primary sources. Using these sources requires critical inquiry, which is a fundamental theme in pedagogy, the California State University system's Core Competencies, and the Association of College…
Descriptors: State Universities, Undergraduate Students, Teacher Developed Materials, Assignments
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Bogumil, Elizabeth; Capous-Desyllas, Moshoula; Lara, Patricia; Reshetnikov, Aleksey – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
This article highlights the ways in which arts-based approaches to research can be used in teaching and learning about the qualitative research process. Specifically, in our qualitative research class graduate students used the arts as a form of reflexivity to highlight various aspects of their research process, including their positionality,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Art, Art Expression, Research Methodology
Pilco, Joel D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The adoption of e-books in the classroom has been a topic of research from different perspectives. While some studies documented the implementation of digital textbooks in K-12 and higher education classrooms, there was no evidence of research related to the introduction and use of e-books in the adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language)
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Brown, Bryan A.; Edouard, Kareem – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2017
The technology education movement includes the introduction and application of digital books into science classrooms. These digital books are attractive alternatives to traditional texts because they can be customized for students. This qualitative study examined 35 students as they customized their own digital books. Using a variety of digital…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Race, Cues, Technology Education
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Conefrey, Theresa – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2017
Although an increasing number of first-generation students are beginning tertiary education, many are not completing their degrees. In an attempt to improve retention and graduation rates, learning communities responsive to the unique needs of first-generation students are becoming more common. This paper explores the implementation of ePortfolios…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Program Implementation, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Tenopir, Carol; Dalton, Elizabeth D.; Christian, Lisa; Jones, Misty K.; McCabe, Mark; Smith, MacKenzie; Fish, Allison – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The viability of gold open access publishing models into the future will depend, in part, on the attitudes of authors toward open access (OA). In a survey of academics at four major research universities in North America, we examine academic authors' opinions and behaviors toward gold OA. The study allows us to see what academics know and perceive…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Scholarship, Questionnaires
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Hanley, Lawrence Francis; Bonilla, Diego – Open Praxis, 2016
California's three public higher education systems (University of California, California State University, the California Community College System) enroll nearly 3 million undergraduate students and employ almost 100 thousand faculty. In 2012, the California State Legislature directed the three systems to create an online library of open…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Vouchilas, Gus; George, Gretchen – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2016
The Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) in family and consumer sciences nutrition and dietetics programs is a tool that can help students in their transition to professionals. Significant issues in the portfolio development process are: content selection, decision to create paper or online formatting, determination of proper timing to begin…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Portfolios (Background Materials), Nutrition Instruction, Dietetics
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Zirkel, Sabrina; Pollack, Terry M. – American Educational Research Journal, 2016
We present a case analysis of the controversy and public debate generated from a school district's efforts to address racial inequities in educational outcomes by diverting special funds from the highest performing students seeking elite college admissions to the lowest performing students who were struggling to graduate from high school.…
Descriptors: School Districts, Equal Education, Racial Bias, Case Studies
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Mune, Christina; Agee, Ann – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2016
With the increasing prevalence of e-books in academic library collections, faculty and librarians have begun to express concern regarding the accessibility of these digital texts for students with physical or learning disabilities. To begin addressing these concerns, the California State University System's Affordable Learning Solutions…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Library Materials
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Illowsky, Barbara Sack; Hilton, John, III; Whiting, Justin; Ackerman, Jordan Dale – Open Praxis, 2016
The rise of Open Educational Resources (OER) research provides data that Open Textbooks and other forms of OER may be one cost saving approach for college and university students. Yet little research has been conducted around the attitudes and perceptions of the students using these Open Textbooks. This paper examines the perceptions that students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Shared Resources and Services
Bernal, Elaine V. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this case study was to evaluate a multi-campus university program designed to support STEM faculty in redesigning bottleneck courses, with integration of technology as one strategy. Despite the positive student learning outcomes in course redesign programs with an aim to support faculty in technology integration, there remains a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, STEM Education, Technology Integration
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