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Hadullo, Kennedy; Oboko, Robert; Omwenga, Elijah – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
There is a substantial increase in the use of learning management systems (LMSs) to support e-learning in higher education institutions, particularly in developing countries. This has been done with some measures of success and failure as well. There is evidence from literature that the provision of e-learning faces several quality issues relating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Quality, Case Studies
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Costley, Jamie; Lange, Christopher – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Semi-formal learning is used to describe learning that is directed towards the goals of a formal learning institution but outside of the learning structure of a specific class. Students studying online may form semi-formal groups to increase their knowledge of the content by interacting with other learners taking the same class. This study of…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Students
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Al-Mekhlafi, Abdo Mohammed – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
Reading, a literacy skill, is of great importance to all educational systems. Even in tertiary education, many EFL learners have trouble in reading academic texts in English, as they are often found to be using ineffective reading strategies. A review of relevant literature provides insights into a range of issues relating to the teaching of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Önalan, Okan – English Language Teaching, 2018
Research on teacher cognition, which mainly focuses on identifying what teachers think, know and believe, is essential to understanding teachers' cognitive framework as it relates to the instructional choices they make. The aim of this study is to find out the beliefs of non-native speaker teachers of English on grammar instruction and to explain…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Slaten, Christopher D.; Elison, Zachary M.; Deemer, Eric D.; Hughes, Hayley A.; Shemwell, Daniel A. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2018
Although belonging in K-12 school settings has been abundantly researched and clearly defined, at the university level the research and construct definition is still in its infancy (Tovar & Simon, 2010). The present study sought to develop and validate an instrument measuring university belonging--the University Belonging Questionnaire (UBQ).…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Test Construction, Construct Validity
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Fernandez, Simon – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Mobile phones are one of the fastest growing technologies in this century all over the world and these devices are extremely influencing the adolescents. The present study was sought to establish students' views on cell phones usage in university classrooms in an educational district in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. The study employed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Likert Scales
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Lai Yuanxing; Aksornjarung, Prachamon – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
This study examined EFL learners' attitudes and motivation towards learning English through content-based instruction (CBI) at a university in Thailand. Seventy-one (71) university students, the majority sophomores, answered a 6-point Likert scale questionnaire on attitudes and motivation together with six open-ended questions regarding learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Mahmood, Ayad Hameed; Hassan, Zana Mahmood – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper is an extract from a PhD dissertation on the impacts of learning English on the self-identity of Kurdish EFL learners. Language is a distinctive feature of human being. Similarly, identity is considered as a sign humans are recognized by. So, scrutinizing the relationship between these two related components of human life is revealing.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Jorgensen, Mary; Budd, Jillian; Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai N.; Havel, Alice – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study's goal was to compare aspects related to academic persistence of two groups of college students with non-visible disabilities: 110 Canadian two and four-year college students--55 with mental health related disabilities and 55 with Specific Learning Disorder (LD). Results show that students with mental health related disabilities were…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Disabilities, Academic Persistence, Mental Health
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Yu, Wei-Chieh Wayne – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This study examined students' perceptions of completing an English writing class via a social networking platform. Participants were 162 aboriginal students between 18 and 23 years of age at a nursing college in southern Taiwan. Different ethnicities were defined and represented by different memberships of indigenous groups or tribes, also known…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Writing (Composition)
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Renshaw, Tyler L. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2018
The College Student Subjective Wellbeing Questionnaire (CSSWQ) is a 15-item self-report rating scale for measuring four classes of college-specific wellbeing behavior: academic efficacy, academic satisfaction, school connectedness, and college gratitude. The present study investigated the psychometrics of a revised version of this measure, which…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Well Being, Questionnaires, Behavior Problems
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Rojas-Barreto, Lisseth S.; Artunduaga-Cuellar, Marco T. – English Language Teaching, 2018
This article is the product of a diagnostic research study conducted by two professors from the APRENAP research group at Universidad Surcolombiana from Neiva, Huila, Colombia. The study aimed at looking into the causes for the English courses repetition phenomenon which was evident among many students especially in the advanced semesters at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Arshavskaya, Ekaterina – Teaching Education, 2018
To meet the demands of contemporary society, students need to develop the ability to interact effectively with people from different cultures. To advance this goal, a project involving ethnographic interviews was introduced to an intercultural communication course. Participating students' attitudes toward other cultures were measured on a Likert…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes, Intercultural Communication
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Soto, Christian; Gutierrez de Blume, Antonio P.; Asún, Rodrigo; Jacovina, Matthew; Vásquez, Claudio – Frontline Learning Research, 2018
The purpose of this research endeavor was to develop and validate a new measurement tool predicated on previous research to assess learners' metacomprehension during reading. In two separate studies with Chilean undergraduate students (N = 923), we demonstrate the versatility and utility of our proposed Metacomprehension Inventory (MI). In Study…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries, Factor Structure, Correlation
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du Preez, Michelle – South African Journal of Education, 2018
Prompted by the poor state of mathematics education in South Africa and the shortage of competent mathematics teachers, this study sought to identify what factors influenced 40 Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students at three universities in the Western Cape Province, with Mathematics as a major subject, to choose teaching as a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration
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