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Lim, Taehyeong – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Although blogs have been used in online learning environments with optimistic expectations, the distributed nature of blogs can pose some challenges. Currently, we do not have a robust collection of tested blogging strategies to help students interact more effectively with each other when blogs are used as a primary form of engagement in an online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Pack, Elizabeth Myra – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this single, intrinsic, evaluative case study was to examine the problem of nontraditional transfer student completion at a private, religious-based, doctoral degree-granting, moderate research university in North Carolina. The following research questions guided the study: (a) How do institutional policies, procedures, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Research Universities, Nontraditional Students
McGivern, Martha B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation bridges the divide between comparative education and international education literature by examining student experiences in study abroad programs to make theoretical arguments about the role of culture in "doing" and "undoing" gender. The "undoing gender" framework in comparative education literature…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Masculinity, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
Lew, Jonathan W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Asian Americans, as a group, are not as civically engaged as might be expected given their rapid growth in population and high average levels of education and income. The undergraduate years are a critical period in which this "civic engagement gap" could be addressed given the dramatic growth in Asian American college students and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Social Justice, Qualitative Research, Asian Americans
Hilton, Warren – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed methods study examined the relationship between the motivations for attending college of undergraduate students with a focus on students with a public health major, and their desire to pursue graduate training in public health and subsequently, public health careers. The study highlighted the current public health workforce shortage and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Public Health, Majors (Students), Intention
Baker, Sandra Deppen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With the pressing concern of overweight, obesity and other nutritional inadequacies among the general United States population and college students in particular, devising solutions to combat these problems is warranted. This investigation researched undergraduate students' perceptions of the United States Department of Agriculture's MyPlate icon…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Program Effectiveness
Chen, Yu-Hui – ProQuest LLC, 2012
As the availability of digital resources increased exponentially over the last two decades, academic libraries have heavily invested in electronic resources and made them accessible via library Web portals. Yet, underutilization of library Web portals is a common concern among academic libraries. According to the information systems (IS)…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Web Sites, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
Kramer-Duffield, Jacob – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Context: This dissertation examines beliefs and uses regarding tagging among current undergraduate students, and examines the ecology of communications practice and implications for formation and maintenance of identity within the population. Currently enrolled undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill formed the population for examination. …
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Audiences, Interviews, Social Networks
De War, Joshua J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study examined the self-reported experiences of Black, female, undergraduate students at a small, predominantly White, Midwestern college in the United States in order to identify factors affecting retention. Specific attention was paid to how participants perceived the effects of personal and institutional factors in relation to their…
Descriptors: African American Students, Undergraduate Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing