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Lomer, Sylvie; Anthony-Okeke, Loretta – Teaching in Higher Education, 2019
In the context of increasing international mobility in higher education, educators experience multiple challenges in the classroom. In the UK, policy discourses often frame international students as desirable resources. However, international students are frequently problematised as in academic deficit. Cultural reasons are posited for different…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Blended Learning, Student Mobility, Barriers
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Brewer, T. Jameson; Heilig, Julian Vasquez – Critical Questions in Education, 2019
Inspired by a lively discussion during the Southeastern Philosophy of Education Society's annual meeting in 2017, this special issue explores the roles, purposes, possibilities, and caveats of leveraging digital communication technologies (e.g., blogs, social media, etc.) within the academy. As scholars continue to grapple with and integrate new…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Information Technology, College Faculty, Social Media
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Karakas, Ali – Online Submission, 2019
In recent years, many Turkish universities, particularly the foundation universities in the private sector, have adopted English either in part or in full, as the language of instruction. In practice, this has meant that English should be the only working language of instruction in all academic activities, ranging from lectures, seminars,…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Winberg, Christine; Pallitt, Nicola – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Teaching portfolios have become increasingly important to university teachers. Portfolio requirements for the appointment or promotion of academic staff recognize that the assessment of teaching practice requires more depth and detail than a candidate's academic CV generally affords. The focus of this study is the electronic teaching portfolios,…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Professional Development, Vocational Education
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Pantelides, Kate – Across the Disciplines, 2015
The increasing prevalence of mandatory Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) policies has ushered in rather dramatic dissertation genre change. The affordances of the medium offer expanded access and audience, availability of new compositional tools, and alternate formats, the implications of which are just beginning to appear in…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Masters Theses, Electronic Publishing
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Sloan, Roberta H. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
An eTextbook and iPad were used in a pilot program, and the impact on the course was assessed to guide the development of a college policy. Students in the course completed three questionnaires to provide feedback about their perceptions of the eTextbook and iPad. During the pilot program, students' perceptions of the usefulness, ease of use, and…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Computer Science Education
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Mulder, Fred – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
In its first decade (2001-2010) the OER movement has been carried by numerous relevant and successful projects around the globe. These were sometimes large-scale but more often not, and they were primarily initiated by innovating educational institutions and explorative individual experts. What has remained, however, is the quest for a sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Materials
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Freeman, A.; Ifenthaler, D.; Vardaxis, N. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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Larkin, Martha J.; Robertson, Royce L. – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2013
The largest college within an online university of over 50,000 students invested significant resources in translating a complex assessment system focused on continuous improvement and national accreditation into an effective and efficient electronic portfolio (ePortfolio). The team building the system needed a model to address problems met…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Educational Assessment
Johnson, L.; Adams, S.; Cummins, M. – New Media Consortium, 2012
This paper reflects a multi-year collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Griffith University to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and research in tertiary education. The research underpinning the report makes use of the NMC's Delphi-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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Willems, Julie; Bossu, Carina – Distance Education, 2012
Open educational resources (OER) have become new buzzwords in the glocalization of education. While OER are often espoused as enabling educational equity, the reality is not always the case. Looking only at the positives of new educational methods can mask perpetuating challenges, which makes the open aspect of OER a misnomer. Taking an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Educational Resources, Educational Methods
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Hodgkinson-Williams, Cheryl; Paskevicius, Michael – Distance Education, 2012
Like many universities worldwide, the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa has joined the open educational resources (OER) movement, making a selection of teaching and learning materials available through its OER directory, UCT OpenContent. However, persuading and then supporting busy academics to share their teaching materials as OER…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Graduate Students, Student Role
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McGuigan, Aileen; Golden, Lucy – Research in Learning Technology, 2012
This paper considers professional development in a context that is familiar and problematic to teaching teams in tertiary education everywhere, that of delivering online programmes with an ever-decreasing complement of staff. The Teaching Qualification Further Education (TQFE) teaching team at University of Dundee confronted the reality of reduced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions, Educational Policy, Web Based Instruction
Johnson, L.; Adams, S. – New Media Consortium, 2011
This paper reflects a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the JISC Innovation Support Centres, CETIS and UKOLN. The research underpinning the report makes use of the NMC's Delphi-based process for bringing groups of experts to a consensus viewpoint, in this case around the impact of emerging technologies on teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarship, Comparative Education, Educational Policy
Pollock, Katina E.; Winton, Sue M. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2011
This essay describes a blended (hybrid) course collaboration used to facilitate policy dialogues between graduate students at two institutions (one in Canada and the other in the US) as a way to teach about policy. The course content and design is informed by three trends in research and practice: increased policy borrowing across boundaries and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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