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Hanushek, Eric A.; Piopiunik, Marc; Wiederhold, Simon – Education Next, 2019
Student achievement varies widely across developed countries, but the source of these differences is not well understood. One obvious candidate, and a major focus of research and policy discussions both in the United States and abroad, is teacher quality. Research and common sense tell that good teachers can have a tremendous impact on their…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cognitive Ability, Academic Achievement, Teacher Influence
OECD Publishing, 2017
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. With more than 125 charts and 145 tables included in the publication and much more data available on the educational database, "Education at a Glance 2017" provides key information on the output of…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Graduation Rate, Higher Education
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Levitt, Steven R. – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
This study explores cultural factors affecting international team dynamics and the implications for industry practice and higher education. Despite decades of studying and experience with cultural diversity, international work groups continue to be challenged by ethnocentrism and prejudices. Central to the context is that cultural differences in…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Barriers, Intercultural Communication, Higher Education
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Skrypnyk, Oleksandra; Joksimovic, Srec´ko; Kovanovic, Vitomir; Gas?evic, Dragan; Dawson, Shane – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Distributed Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are based on the premise that online learning occurs through a network of interconnected learners. The teachers' role in distributed courses extends to forming such a network by facilitating communication that connects learners and their separate personal learning environments scattered around the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Teacher Role, Social Networks
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Maringe, F.; Foskett, N.; Woodfield, S. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2013
We know little about how internationalisation processes are understood, rationalised and prioritised in different parts of the world. A global survey of internationalisation in universities was undertaken at the University of Southampton to fill this gap. Its purpose was to discover how strategic leaders in universities in different parts of the…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Studies, Models, Questionnaires
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Murphy, Angela – Distance Education, 2013
Open educational resources and open education practices have the potential to lower costs and increase participation in higher education. One hundred and ten individuals from higher education institutions around the world participated in a survey aimed at identifying the extent to which higher education institutions are currently implementing open…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Open Education, Higher Education, Educational Resources