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Castaño Muñoz, Jonatan; Colucci, Elizabeth; Smidt, Hanne – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
The increasing number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe places new demands on European education systems. In this context, the role that free digital learning (FDL) could play in fostering inclusion has attracted renewed interest. While the existing literature highlights some general design principles for developing FDL for migrants and…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Educational Technology, Qualitative Research
Bunescu, Luisa; Gaebel, Michael – European University Association, 2018
In recent years, the enhancement of learning and teaching has become a priority, not only for higher education institutions, but also for national governments, the European Union and the Bologna Process. This report aims to map the learning and teaching landscape in 28 higher education systems and to provide insight into how teaching enhancement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Instruction, National Programs
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Kirschner, Sophie; Borowski, Andreas; Fischer, Hans E.; Gess-Newsome, Julie; von Aufschnaiter, Claudia – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Teachers' professional knowledge is assumed to be a key variable for effective teaching. As teacher education has the goal to enhance professional knowledge of current and future teachers, this knowledge should be described and assessed. Nevertheless, only a limited number of studies quantitatively measures physics teachers' professional…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Tests, Test Format, Science Instruction
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Recent reports on xMOOCs indicate that underprivileged learners in need of higher education have minimally been reached by these courses. While the "open access" agenda is needed to reach such learners, most MOOCs have been developed in societies that have shifted toward the "lifelong learning" agenda. In this paper, xMOOCs are…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
Owusu-Boampong, Angela; Holmberg, Carl – UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2015
This report is the third in a series published by the IDEAL (Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning) project. The IDEAL project ran from October 2013 to September 2015 with financial support from the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. The project aims to: (1) offer insights on the needs of adult learners to both policymakers and distance…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Distance Education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
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Jungblut, Jens; Vukasovic, Martina; Stensaker, Bjørn – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
The study provides an insight into student perspectives on quality in higher education, using Harvey and Green conceptualizations as the point of departure, and exploring the linkages between the views on quality, the developments of the Bologna Process and related national reforms, as well as students' motivation for and expectations from higher…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Hajnal, Gyorgy – Teaching Public Administration, 2015
The article explores the changing patterns of disciplinary orientation in European public administration (PA) education. The study builds on an earlier research, which defined three distinct clusters of countries, based on their specific PA education tradition. It asks whether countries' movement away from the Legalist paradigm has continued since…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Administration, Public Administration Education, Educational Change
Weber Guisan, Saskia; Voit, Janine; Lengauer, Sonja; Proinger, Eva; Duvekot, Ruud; Aagaard, Kirsten – Online Submission, 2014
The present publication is one of the outcomes of the OBSERVAL-NET project (follow-up of the OBSERVAL project). The main aim of OBSERVAL-NET was to set up a stakeholder-centric network of organisations supporting the validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe based on the formation of national working groups in the 8 participating…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Recognition (Achievement)
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Hellmann, Jens H.; Paus, Elisabeth; Jucks, Regina – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
Seeing the need to change parts of one's teaching project may be the starting point for scholars to seek inspiration and guidance from educational psychologists for innovation in their teaching. In this report, the authors address the question of how educational psychologists can assist lecturers in higher education with the implementation of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Psychology, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Improvement
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Sendall, Patricia; Shannon, Li-Jen; Peslak, Alan R.; Saulnier, Bruce – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
The purpose of this study is related to Green Information Technology (IT), Green Computing, and/or Sustainability (GITS) curriculum initiatives in institutions of higher education in the US and abroad. The purpose of this study is threefold; 1) to evaluate whether GITS academic programs have been initiated in higher educational organizations; 2)…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Higher Education