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Cheung, George; Wan, Kelvin; Chan, Kevin – Education Sciences, 2018
With the advancement of information technology and policies encouraging interactivities in teaching and learning, the use of students' response system (SRS), commonly known as clickers, has experienced substantial growth in recent years. The reported effectiveness of SRS has varied. Based on the framework of technological-pedagogical-content…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Zhu, Meina; Bonk, Curtis J.; Sari, Annisa R. – Online Learning, 2018
As massive open online courses (MOOCs) increase, the large scale and heterogeneity of MOOC participants bring myriad significant design challenges. This exploratory mixed methods study explores 143 MOOC instructors' considerations and challenges in designing MOOCs, 12 of whom were interviewed and had their courses analyzed. The survey, interview,…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Technology
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Pounder, James S.; Stoffell, Peter; Choi, Edward – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore whether the transformational classroom leadership concept could describe the notion of the inspiring professor that the Gallup-Purdue survey (2014) found to be a major factor in enhancing college and university graduates' workplace engagement. Design/methodology/approach: Surveys of existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformational Leadership, Education Work Relationship, College Faculty
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Pounder, James S.; Ho Hung-lam, Elizabeth; Groves, Julie May – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
There is now a worldwide focus on the quality of university teaching and yet there is general dissatisfaction in universities with the student evaluation of teaching system. Peer observation of teaching seems to hold much promise in the assessment of teaching quality, but such observation pays little attention to the quality of teaching as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, College Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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Cheng, Gary; Guan, Yuanyuan; Chau, Juliana – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
This paper discusses the findings of a research study investigating user acceptance of bring your own device (BYOD) practice to support teaching and learning in a Hong Kong university. Forty-four undergraduate students and two teachers participated in the study. To collect their ratings of agreement with respect to several BYOD-related issues,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Lai, Chun; Yeung, Yuk; Hu, Jingjing – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Helping students to become autonomous learners, who actively utilize technologies for learning outside the classroom, is important for successful language learning. Teachers, as significant social agents who shape students' intellectual and social experiences, have a critical role to play. This study examined students' and teachers' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M.; Buys, Laurie – World Journal of Education, 2014
This is an interpretive-descriptive analysis of responses to 41 open ended questionnaires returned by academics working beyond normal retirement age. The sample consisted mainly of academics from the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The research addressed the question of what motivates some academics to continue working beyond the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Questionnaires, Older Adults
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Yu, Shulin; Lee, Icy – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
While much feedback research in L1 and L2 writing has been conducted in pre-university and university contexts, little attention has been paid to supervisors' comments at the graduate level. Specifically, the nature and role of supervisors' commentary on the writing of graduate-level academic genre is under-explored. Designed to fill such an…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Interviews, Writing Processes, Academic Discourse
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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