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Johns, Elizabeth M.; Oestreich, Sara – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Distance librarians working with an online doctoral program at Johns Hopkins University are asked by both students and faculty to provide a large amount of library support -- without being embedded into the curriculum or the individual courses. Program administrators and faculty were resistant to allow librarians into the course management system…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Distance Education, Library Services, Academic Libraries
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Johns, Elizabeth M.; Price, Carrie; Ungaretti, Antoinette S. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Research librarians often have a specialty in certain discipline, and many academic libraries thrive on this type of arrangement to support their researchers. But more often, new interdisciplinary programs are developed that require the expertise of more than one subject expert for support. In particular, students in a Master of Education in the…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Educational Cooperation, Librarians, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Pyburn, Lydia L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Sometimes users need to be asked if they need help. This is difficult with online users, because in-person cues cannot be used to engage when the users need assistance. Proactive chat widgets help to solve this problem as the chat box slides out onto the screen and prompts the user for help. The need for the proactive chat widget was also seen as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs
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Soles, Brooke; Maduli-Williams, Denise – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
The purpose of this study is to analyze student perceptions of the success of an online accelerated Master's in Educational Administration (MAEd) program through the lens of social presence by asking the following question: What are student perceptions of teaching and learning in an accelerated MAEd program? Forty-eight graduate students in an…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Acceleration (Education), Online Courses
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Alqurashi, Emtinan – Distance Education, 2019
Student satisfaction is used as one of the key elements to evaluate online courses, while perceived learning is considered as an indicator of learning. This study aimed to explore how online learning self-efficacy (OLSE), learner--content interaction (LCI), learner--instructor interaction (LII), and learner--learner interaction (LLI) can predict…
Descriptors: Student Satisfaction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Self Efficacy
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He, Wenliang; Holton, Amanda; Gu, Hengrui; Warschauer, Mark; Farkas, George – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
This study assessed the impact of flipped instruction on study effort, exam performance, motivation, and perceived class quality in two sections of an introductory chemistry course. Giving frequent assignments and quizzes provided enough incentive to ensure pre-class study compliance, and flipped instruction did not appreciably increase overall…
Descriptors: Homework, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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McLaren, Ingrid – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Situated within the CID (Communication in the Disciplines) theoretical framework that promotes the focus of communication instruction on the oral genre standards of effectiveness, and employing a transdisciplinary approach, the current study explores science students' attitudes and motivation concerning an oral skills development (OSD)…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Oral Language, Intervention, Student Attitudes
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Zhao, Xinjian; Li, Li; Liu, Mingfei; Liu, Jie – Higher Education Studies, 2019
As e-commerce continues to develop, many colleges and universities have reformed their talent training accordingly. In particular, Shenzhen Tourism College of Jinan University has conducted continuous and in-depth exploration of the training mode established for e-commerce professionals. By interviewing previous graduates and tracing their career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
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Dallimore, Elise J.; Hertenstein, Julie H.; Platt, Marjorie B. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
Classroom discussion is widely used and highly valued for actively engaging students in their own learning. A recent study has shown that cold-calling increases the number of students who participate voluntarily in class discussions and does not make them uncomfortable when doing so (Dallimore, Hertenstein, & Platt, 2013). However, there are…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Gender Differences, Student Participation, College Faculty
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Connolly, Toni; Willis, Jill; Lloyd, Margaret – Studies in Continuing Education, 2019
There has been a progressive move towards the adoption of social media in formal post compulsory learning. This qualitative study evaluated the readiness of teachers and students to use Facebook to enhance learning in a tertiary vocational setting in Australia despite a lack of support from the institute. Readiness was understood to be the balance…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education, Technological Literacy
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Christensen, Jacqueline; Harrison, Jennifer L.; Hollindale, Janice; Wood, Kayleen – Accounting Education, 2019
Accounting education has been criticised for ill-equipping graduates for professional employment, with calls for accounting students to acquire a broader range of skills. Working in teams is an important employability skill, yet students generally have negative perceptions of group work. This paper describes a different approach to group work,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Employment Potential, Skill Development, Control Groups
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Oud, Joanne – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Although studies related to diversity within librarianship as a profession are increasing, few have examined librarians with disabilities--and none so far have included their voices or perspectives. This qualitative study involved interviews with ten academic librarians with disabilities in Canada. With a grounding in the social model of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Academic Libraries, Librarians, Disabilities
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Irwin, Kathy M.; deVries, Susann – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Using a mixed-methods approach, the researchers explored the experiences of 108 academic librarians who served as interim library leaders at U.S. institutions of higher education between 2012 and 2017. Statistical analysis showed no associations between gender, type of institution, or degree-granting level with the duration of interim service or…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Administration, Leadership, Temporary Employment
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Pérez-González, A. Beatriz – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The present study examines university students' perceptions of learning academic terminology and using specialised language, and discusses the consequences of their vision. The aim is to elucidate the relationship between academic culture, academic education and the construction of knowledge in higher education. The fields of meaning and the level…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Discourse, Language Usage
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Hodge, Brad; Wright, Brad; Bennett, Pauleen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Despite the fact that both workplace and training environments can be inherently demanding, these environments sometimes manage to elicit a level of engagement and enthusiasm that is surprising. The Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model has been used extensively within the workplace to predict both engagement and burnout. It suggests that high…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Burnout, Training, College Students
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