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Stiller, Klaus D.; Bachmaier, Regine – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2019
One focus of distance learning research is to explore the extent that learner characteristics and skills determine learning outcomes and to elaborate predictive models of performance. Modern approaches can benefit from objective data, such as various time indices and frequencies of learner actions, provided by log systems catching online traces to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Study Habits
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Brandt, Jan-Ole; Bürgener, Lina; Barth, Matthias; Redman, Aaron – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to provide a holistic approach to assessing student teachers' competence development in education for sustainable development (ESD). This is to provide evidence on which teaching and learning formats help to foster which aspects of ESD-specific professional action competence in teachers. The studied competencies consist of…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Sustainable Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Education Programs
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Schneider, Sascha; Nebel, Steve; Beege, Maik; Rey, Günter Daniel – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
When people attribute human characteristics to nonhuman objects they are amenable to anthropomorphism. For example, human faces or the insertion of personalized labels are found to trigger anthropomorphism. Two studies examine the effects of these features when included in decorative pictures in multimedia learning materials. In a first…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Materials, College Students
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Stiller, Klaus D.; Bachmaier, Regine – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2017
High dropout rates are still a problem with online training. It is strongly suggested that learner characteristics influence the decision to persist in an online course or to drop out. The study explored the differences in domain-specific prior knowledge, motivation, computer attitude, computer anxiety, and learning skills between dropouts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Knowledge Level, Student Motivation
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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Lindemann-Matthies, Petra; Constantinou, Costas; Lehnert, Hans-Joachim; Nagel, Ueli; Raper, George; Kadji-Beltran, Chrysanthi – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
This multinational research study was carried out between 2004 and 2006 in four teacher education institutions in Cyprus, England, Switzerland, and Germany. With the help of a written questionnaire, the confidence and perceived competence of preservice primary teachers (N = 690) to deliver biodiversity education in school were investigated. Data…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Recreational Activities