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Collins, Emma; O'Brien, Ray – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2018
In 2015, the School of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, a tertiary institution in Dunedin, New Zealand commenced using an ePortfolio platform with students in the Bachelor of Nursing program. A project was undertaken to evaluate the implementation of this technology and determine its ongoing use. This sequential, exploratory, mixed-methods research…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Higher Education, Bachelors Degrees, Mixed Methods Research
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Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Sandover, Sally; Partridge, Lee; Leger, Andy; Fawcett, Tony; Burd, Liz – Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research, 2018
To determine the logistics, benefits, and challenges of developing and implementing an international undergraduate research network, the authors analyzed the Matariki Undergraduate Research Network (MURN). MURN attempted to connect undergraduate students from four countries across two years, with 21 and 23 students respectively. Using mixed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Social Networks, Higher Education
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Daniel, Ryan; Parkes, Kelly A. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In higher education music instrument teaching, there is a strong tradition of high-level performers being recruited to teach advanced students within the private studio despite the fact these educators often have no training in pedagogy. The studio environment also continues to be dominated by the one-to-one lesson format and the master-apprentice…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Gregory, Sue; Scutter, Sheila; Jacka, Lisa; McDonald, Marcus; Farley, Helen; Newman, Chris – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Three-dimensional (3D) virtual worlds have been used for more than a decade in higher education for teaching and learning. Since the 1980s, academics began using virtual worlds as an exciting and innovative new technology to provide their students with new learning experiences that were difficult to provide any other way. But since that time,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
Kroll, Judith A.; Bakerman, Philip – Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 2015
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) launched the volunteer-led Asia-Pacific Alumni Relations Survey in 2014 to provide a resource for alumni relations professionals to benchmark performance internally and against fellow institutions of higher education. That was the first survey CASE has done on alumni relations programmes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Alumni, Higher Education, Benchmarking
Keenan, Chris – Higher Education Academy, 2014
Peer-led academic learning has increased in importance, but there is little sense of how many institutions support it, how they understand its purposes or what peer-led learning best practice is. This report examines the provision of peer-led learning in the UK. It identifies challenges and opportunities, including international perspectives and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Best Practices, Educational Benefits
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Shephard, Kerry; Harraway, John; Lovelock, Brent; Skeaff, Sheila; Slooten, Liz; Strack, Mick; Furnari, Mary; Jowett, Tim – Environmental Education Research, 2014
We report the development and piloting of an evaluative instrument and process for monitoring the environmental literacy (EL) of undergraduate students in one large research-led university in New Zealand. The instrument addresses knowledge, affect and competencies in the general area of EL in line with this institution's adoption of EL as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level
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Helmes, Edward; Chapman, Joanne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2012
Education about sexuality is one method of reducing common negative stereotypes about this aspect of the life of older people. Knowledge and attitudes toward sexuality are therefore particularly important in those who educate healthcare professionals. We surveyed schools of medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Quality of Life, Stereotypes
Swindell, Rick; Vassella, Ken; Morgan, Lee; Sayer, Tony – Online Submission, 2009
The self-help University of the Third Age (U3A) is an adult education approach for older people in which all the teaching and administration is carried out by unpaid volunteers. The purpose of this study was to reveal some of the successful ageing characteristics of the 205 independent U3As in Australia and the 60 independent U3As in New Zealand…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Adult Education, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Djajadikerta, Hadrian G.; Trireksani, Terri; Djajadikerta, Hamfri – International Education Studies, 2008
Today's institutions of higher education are facing an increased number of significant challenges taking place in the political, economic, social and technological environment. Accordingly, the issues of performance, accountability, and marketing strategies have become ever more important. It has been suggested that universities that are more…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Web Sites, Accounting, User Satisfaction (Information)