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McIlrath, Lorraine, Ed.; Lyons, Ann, Ed.; Munck, Ronaldo, Ed. – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Higher Education and Civic Engagement provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education. It explores teaching and learning, research, and service in a range of international contexts. This book is essential reading for higher education leaders, faculty, administrators, and members of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship, Organizational Culture, Service Learning
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Guisasola, Jenaro; Zubimendi, Jose L.; Zuza, Kristina – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2010
We examine the pedagogical suitability of introducing a teaching sequence for the concept of electrical capacitance within the context of charging a body. This short sequence targets first year university students and was designed following students' common conceptions on this topic. The evaluation is made by comparing the results with a control…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Physics, Science Instruction, Energy
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Aliane, N. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2010
This paper presents an interactive module for learning both the fundamental and practical issues of servo systems. This module, developed using Simulink in conjunction with the Matlab graphical user interface (Matlab-GUI) tool, is used to supplement conventional lectures in control engineering and robotics subjects. First, the paper introduces the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Learning Modules, Robotics
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Salas-Morera, L.; Berral-Yeron, J.; Serrano-Gomez, I.; Martinez-Jimenez, P. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2009
Spain is currently implementing the regulatory modifications promulgated by the Declaration of Bologna, which should result in the updating of the structure of university degrees, and the inclusion of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) methodology. In some Spanish universities, the experimental adoption of this methodology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Academic Degrees, Student Mobility
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Villar, Luis M.; Alegre, Olga M. – Interactive Learning Environments, 2008
Online education is used for a variety of purposes in higher education. Two such purposes are improving one's performance over time and understanding one's professional development in the context of online teaching and learning. Relying on data from online staff development courses delivered in five Spanish universities, this article explores…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Quality Control, Faculty Development, College Faculty