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Horák, Tania; Gandini, Elena – Research-publishing.net, 2019
This paper reports on the proposed transfer of a paper-based English proficiency exam to an online platform. We discuss both the potential predetermined advantages, which were the impetus for the project, and also some emergent benefits, which prompted an in-depth analysis and reconceptualisation of the exam's role, which in turn we hope will…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Computer Assisted Testing
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Coetzee, Daniella – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
In response to global and local needs, the South African government increasingly enables distance education through legislation and policy, and many traditional public higher education institutions have turned to dual-mode delivery of their programmes. This decision is often based on a desire for new market growth and firmly embedded in…
Descriptors: Governance, Distance Education, Administrative Organization, Educational Policy
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Rónay, Zoltán – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2019
In the latest BCES Conference Book ("Education in Modern Society," BCES Conference Books, 2018) a study was published which presented Hungarian legislation on the field of education. It is clear that the legal framework serves the interests of the government. The Fundamental Law of Hungary does not guarantee the fundamental right to…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Educational Legislation, Civil Rights, Higher Education
Throne, Robin; Walters, Kelley – Online Submission, 2019
This conference paper offers a critical examination of the construct of research supervisor agency to foster doctoral researcher persistence and completion in practitioner doctoral programs, especially for the Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Education, within a distributed student support environment. The current literature of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervisors, Academic Persistence, Researchers
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Rambur, Shawna – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
The U.S. job market increasingly seeks culturally responsive, multilingual employees a goal poorly aligned with U.S. higher education policies. This paper reviews recent K-16 enrollment in foreign language courses, with a focus on higher education. The individual and societal case for foreign language immersion throughout the educational pipeline…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy
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Sherron, Todd; Cherrstrom, Catherine A.; Boden, Carrie; Wilson, Lindsey – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
Prior learning assessment (PLA) supports student persistence, shortens time-to-degree, and boosts degree completion, particularly for post-traditional (adult or non-traditional) students and underserved populations. This proceeding examines an innovative approach to PLA using block credit. Administered within the award-winning Department of…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Best Practices, Adult Students
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Dang, Que Anh – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2018
This paper examines the sources of authority behind the Bologna and ASEM secretariats' technocratic appearance and administrative routines, and argues that they are transnational policy actors in their own right. By drawing on principal-agent theory and the concept of "authority," it offers an alternative framework for understanding the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Moral Values, Expertise, Comparative Analysis
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Vurdien, Ruby; Puranen, Pasi – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This reflective practice will examine and report on students' experiences of three different bilingual (English-Spanish) task-based telecollaborative projects. The observations indicate that throughout these different projects the students were able to develop their intercultural awareness and their critical thinking skills via different online…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cultural Awareness, Bilingualism
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Hu, Huiqing; Sperling, Rayne A. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Previous research shows that classroom management is a major concern of pre-service and novice teachers. This study examined the management strategies pre-service teachers suggested across a variety of classroom situations and their rationales. Findings shows that preservice teachers are most comfortable addressing management scenarios with…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teachers, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Coulter, Xenia; Mandell, Alan – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Should unique adult higher education programs be preserved and even championed, or should such programs succumb to the pressures of the day and get folded into more conventional higher education? This essay argues that, in addressing such vital questions, we need to become more aware of the relationship between human development and college study,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Adult Development, Nontraditional Students
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Scarabottolo, Nello – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
This paper compares the students enrolled to a three-year undergraduate, bachelor degree on Security of Computer Systems and Networks -- offered in traditional, classroom fashion as well as online at the University of Milan (Italy) -- in terms of results in exams of the various courses as well as in the final dissertation for obtaining the degree.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Undergraduate Students
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Apostolov, Georgi; Milenkova, Valentina – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
The present article is aimed at focusing on theoretical and practical efforts in promoting various aspects of digital literacy and mobile learning, as well as to explore its dimensions and projections in the university level. The analysis is based on empirical information for the education process revealed specific aspects of the relationship…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Criollo-C., Santiago; Luján-Mora, Sergio – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
In current education there is a trend called bring your own devices (BYOD), this refers to the policy of use of resources that allows students to bring their own mobile device to use in the classroom. BYOD allows students and educators to take advantage of technological tools to improve learning and instruction. Mobile devices in a BYOD…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Trends
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Jacobs, Lynette – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
Over many years, universities that offer teacher education programmes have been in partnerships of different kinds with schools. Not only are schools sites of research for faculty members, but student teachers get workplace experience during practicums. In the postmodern world, there is emphasis on amelioration at grassroots level, instead of only…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Access to Education
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Rónay, Zoltán – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2018
Hungary is on the road towards an illiberal state. On this journey, the Hungarian government, with the Parliament at its service, is reinterpreting the concept of fundamental rights. Under the slogan of effectiveness, new regulations are being adopted which secure more power, influence, rights, and tools for the state. This paper aims to present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Politics of Education, Centralization
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