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McEvoy, Eileen; Heikinaro-Johansson, Pilvikki; MacPhail, Ann – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
The aim of this paper was to gain an understanding of the views of a group of physical education teacher educators on the purpose(s) of school physical education and whether, how and why these views have changed over time. Semi-structured individual interviews were carried out with thirteen physical education teacher educators; a fourteenth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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Martin, Florence; Ahlgrim-Delzell, Lynn; Budhrani, Kiran – American Journal of Distance Education, 2017
Systematic reviews of literature are studies that strategically search for published research on a specific topic in order to synthesize what is known about the topic. This systematic review describes 157 articles on synchronous online learning (SOL) from thirty-four different countries on instructional setting, content areas, participant…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning
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Simcock, D. C.; Chua, W. H.; Hekman, M.; Levin, M. T.; Brown, S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2017
A cohort of first-year biology students was surveyed regarding their opinions and viewing habits for live and recorded lectures. Most respondents (87%) attended live lectures as a rule (attenders), with 66% attending more than two-thirds of the lectures. In contrast, only 52% accessed recordings and only 13% viewed more than two-thirds of the…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Preferences, Biology
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Brown, S. J.; White, S.; Power, N. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2017
Using an educational data mining approach, first-year academic achievement of undergraduate nursing students, which included two compulsory courses in introductory human anatomy and physiology, was compared with achievement in a final semester course that transitioned students into the workplace. We hypothesized that students could be grouped…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Anatomy, Nursing Education, Physiology
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West, Deborah; Heath, David; Huijser, Henk – Online Learning, 2016
This paper presents a dialogical tool for the advancement of learning analytics implementation for student retention in Higher Education institutions. The framework was developed as an outcome of a project commissioned and funded by the Australian Government's "Office for Learning and Teaching". The project took a mixed-method approach…
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Models, Higher Education, Mixed Methods Research
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Millward, Pam; Wardman, Janna; Rubie-Davies, Christine – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This article reports on a case study of one New Zealand university faculty involved in the second phase of a three-phase study investigating the experiences of talented undergraduate students. Talented undergraduate students are a largely forgotten group in research. The current study sought to investigate who the talented students were, and then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Talent Identification, Talent
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Berg, David A. G.; Gunn, Alexandra C.; Hill, Mary F.; Haigh, Mavis – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In this article we use cultural-historical activity theory to explore the place of research in the work of New Zealand university-based teacher educators (TEs). We consider how aspirations for a research-informed initial teacher education are served by New Zealand universities' recruitment practices and TEs' actual work. We suggest that TEs value…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Barriers, Semi Structured Interviews
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Fouché, Christa; Bartley, Allen – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
It remains a dilemma for social work educators to teach research so that it can be embraced by students as an integral part of social work practice. This article reports on an initiative to design a research course focused on the integration of research with practice. Drawing on developments in data mining and techniques in secondary data…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Teaching Methods, Social Work, Social Science Research
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Sim, Kwong Nui; van der Meer, Jacques – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This study investigated PhD students' computer activities in their daily research practice. Software that tracks computer usage (Manic Time) was installed on the computers of nine PhD students, who were at their early, mid and final stage in doing their doctoral research in four different discipline areas (Commerce, Humanities, Health Sciences and…
Descriptors: Computer Use, Computer Uses in Education, Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs
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Goh, Tiong T.; Sun, Pei-Chen – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2015
Unstructured data in social media is as part of the "big data" spectrum. Unstructured data in Social media can provide useful insights into social phenomena and citizen opinions, both of which are critical to government policy and businesses decisions. Teachers of business intelligence and analytics commonly use quantitative data from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Data Analysis, Natural Disasters
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Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Buissink-Smith, Nell; Bond, Carol; Grigg, Gabrielle – Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 2015
In this article, we sought a relation between orientation to higher education and curricular experiences, and elucidated the nature of transformative curricular experiences. Twenty-four graduates from humanities and science degrees in the year 2000 were interviewed approximately five years later to obtain their retrospective views on the purpose…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Higher Education, Student Experience
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Rees, Malcolm – Journal of Institutional Research, 2014
This paper reports on progress to date with a project underway in New Zealand involving the extraction of data from multiple government agencies that is then combined into one comprehensive longitudinal integrated dataset and made available to trial participants in a way never previously thought possible. The dataset includes school leaver…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Data Processing
Karmel, Tom; Misko, Josie; Blomberg, Davinia; Bednarz, Alice; Atkinson, Georgina – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014
In recent years, the level of participation and attainment by Indigenous Australians in education and training has improved, yet substantial gaps still exist between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians. Education has to be a key focus if the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employment rates is to be closed. This report…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Job Training, Indigenous Populations
Daniel, Ben Kei; Butson, Russell – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper examines the role of Big Data Analytics in addressing contemporary challenges associated with current changes in institutions of higher education. The paper first explores the potential of Big Data Analytics to support instructors, students and policy analysts to make better evidence based decisions. Secondly, the paper presents an…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Higher Education, Data Collection, Foreign Countries
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Brown, Mark; Hughes, Helen; Keppell, Mike; Hard, Natasha; Smith, Liz – Open Praxis, 2013
Many Open and Distance Learning (ODL) providers report that their students are prone to lower rates of retention and completion than campus-based students. Against this background, there is growing interest around distance-specific learning support. The current research investigated the experiences of students during their first semester as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Education, Distance Education, School Holding Power
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