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Johnson, E. Marcia – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
Over the past few decades, the number of people enrolled in doctoral study has increased dramatically across the world. In practical terms, this has meant that universities now receive increasingly diverse students with regard to ethnicity, age, language, culture, and background preparedness for higher degree study. Students can, and often do,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports on the results of a two-year study into threshold concepts (TCs) in doctoral writing. The findings informed the development of a thinking to write strategy (the 4x4) that has been implemented as part of a pan-university doctoral writing programme at a New Zealand university.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Writing Processes, Writing Instruction
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
Within the New Zealand university context, there has been a dramatic shift in the demographics of doctoral programs. Moving from an elitist educational environment to one that includes a variety of students from different cultures and educational and linguistic backgrounds has meant that "traditional" doctoral study, in which a student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cultural Context
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Khoo, Elaine; Johnson, E. Marcia; Zahra, Anne – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2012
This paper reports on a qualitative case study of a teacher and her students in a postgraduate Tourism course in New Zealand in which a learning management system, discussion forums, and wikis were used to facilitate student engagement and deeper learning of course content. Although the teacher was experienced in face-to-face teaching contexts,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Qualitative Research, Graduate Students
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Johnson, E. Marcia; Cowie, Bronwen; De Lange, Willem; Falloon, Garry; Hight, Craig; Khoo, Elaine – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting e-learning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first year of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative multiple case study research project in New Zealand.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Adoption (Ideas), Program Implementation
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Johnson, E. Marcia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2011
In response to recent social, economic, and pedagogical challenges to tertiary-level teaching and learning, universities are increasingly investigating and adopting eLearning as a way to engage and motivate students. This paper reports on the first of a two-year (2009-2010) qualitative case study research project in New Zealand. A snapshot of each…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Environment, Teamwork, Cooperative Planning