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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2019
This mixed methods study explores instructor motivations for offering massive open online courses (MOOCs) as well as the instructional innovations used to enhance the MOOC design. The researchers surveyed 143 MOOC instructors worldwide and then interviewed 12 of these instructors via Zoom. They also extensively reviewed the MOOCs of the…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Motivation, Design, Teacher Surveys
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Campbell, Anne C. – European Education, 2019
Many international scholarship programs expect that graduates will return home to apply their education for socioeconomic development, yet national contextual factors shape these anticipated outcomes. Through comparing Georgia and Moldova, this research examines how one contextual factor--the home government's reforms--influenced U.S. higher…
Descriptors: Scholarships, College Graduates, Foreign Countries, Social Action
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Delany, Danielle E.; Cheung, Rebecca R. M.; Takahashi, Yusuke; Cheung, Cecilia S. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Our research examined whether adolescents in the United States, China, and Japan differed in their conceptions of a creative person. Participants were American (n = 321), Chinese (n = 235), and Japanese (n = 393) adolescents in 7th and 8th grades who completed surveys at 3 time points. Using an open-ended questionnaire, adolescents were asked to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Grade 7, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies
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Li, Xiang – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Aiming to understand how scholars of East Asian Studies use East Asian sources (mainly in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) in their research, this citation study analyzed bibliographies of 213 PhD dissertations from 32 (East) Asian Studies programs in the United States and Canada from 2013 to 2015. The study examined the number and percentage of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Asian Studies, Information Sources, Citations (References)
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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Daniel, Ryan; Parkes, Kelly A. – Music Education Research, 2019
One of the key goals within the global higher education sector is to continue to improve current practice in learning and teaching. Associated with this push is accountability or compliance, in terms of institutional leaders and teaching staff being able to evidence the ways in which student learning outcomes are achieved. A current area of focus…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teaching Methods
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Billingsley, Glenna; Smith, Scott; Smith, Shaunna; Meritt, Julia – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2019
Virtual reality (VR) technology offers promise in enriching learning opportunities in teacher education programs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ways immersive virtual reality has been used in teacher-training programs. This systematic review of literature examined eight studies where immersive VR was utilized to increase…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Technological Literacy, Teacher Education Programs, Advanced Courses
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Colwell, Richard – Arts Education Policy Review, 2019
As the title suggests, the author provides a description of an international effort to develop an understanding of the present depth and priority of arts policies. As arts policy is not limited to education but formulated at all levels of community, including unions, individuals, philanthropic organizations, and government agencies, policy often…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Accountability
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Rich, Peter J.; Browning, Samuel F.; Perkins, McKay; Shoop, Timothy; Yoshikawa, Emily; Belikov, Olga M. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
The teaching of computing is becoming an essential addition to twenty-first-century learning. An important part of this new addition is the teaching of computing in earlier grades, starting as early as kindergarten in some countries. Yet, there is little research that reports on computing practices in earlier grades. The purpose of this study was…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Park, Sanghoon; Ryu, Jeeheon; McChesney, Kristen – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
Virtual classroom simulations can offer pre-service teachers unlimited opportunities for teaching practice that help them sensitize to classroom diversity. The purpose of this case study was to describe a collaborative simulation design studio initiated between two universities in South Korea and U.S.A. while American pre-service teachers visited…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Virtual Classrooms, Computer Simulation
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Pllana, Duli – World Journal of Education, 2019
There will be elaborated several facts about creativity in Twenty First-Century educational reforms in six countries (The US, India, Chile, Mexico, China, and Singapore). The crucial source of the content in the paper relies on the book, "Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century" (Reimeres and Chung, 2016). Nevertheless, my…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Creativity, Educational Practices
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Friend, Margaret; Smolak, Erin; Patrucco-Nanchen, Tamara; Poulin-Dubois, Diane; Zesiger, Pascal – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present research extends recent work on the prediction of preschool language skills by exploring prediction from decontextualized vocabulary comprehension. Vocabulary comprehension was a stronger predictor than parent-reported production, yielding a quadrupling of variance accounted for relative to prior studies. Parallel studies (Studies 1…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Skills, Vocabulary, Comprehension
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Lansford, Jennifer E.; Malone, Patrick S.; Tapanya, Sombat; Tirado, Liliana Maria Uribe; Zelli, Arnaldo; Alampay, Liane Peña; Al-Hassan, Suha M.; Bacchini, Dario; Bornstein, Marc H.; Chang, Lei; Deater-Deckard, Kirby; Giunta, Laura Di; Dodge, Kenneth A.; Oburu, Paul; Pastorelli, Concetta; Skinner, Ann T.; Sorbring, Emma; Steinberg, Laurence – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
This study examined longitudinal links between household income and parents' education and children's trajectories of internalizing and externalizing behaviors from age 8 to 10 reported by mothers, fathers, and children. Longitudinal data from 1,190 families in 11 cultural groups in eight countries (Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Philippines,…
Descriptors: Family Income, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Socioeconomic Status
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Nixon, Ryan S.; Toerien, Rene; Luft, Julie A. – School Science and Mathematics, 2019
Despite agreement among teacher educators, scholars, and policymakers on the importance of teachers' subject matter knowledge (SMK), existing models provide limited information about the nature of this foundational component of teacher knowledge. The common assumption is that teachers need to know more about the science subject matter than their…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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Tsujimoto, Kimberley C.; Boada, Richard; Gottwald, Stephanie; Hill, Dina; Jacobson, Lisa A.; Lovett, Maureen; Mahone, E. Mark; Willcutt, Erik; Wolf, Maryanne; Bosson-Heenan, Joan; Gruen, Jeffrey R.; Frijters, Jan C. – Scientific Studies of Reading, 2019
The causes that individuals attribute to reading outcomes shape future behaviors, including engagement or persistence with learning tasks. Although previous reading motivation research has examined differences between typical and struggling readers, there may be unique dynamics related to varying levels of reading and attention skills. Using…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Reading Skills, Attention, Hyperactivity
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