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Mikal, Jude P.; Yang, Junhong; Lewis, Amy – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2015
Campuses across the United States continue to welcome a record number of Chinese students coming in pursuit of both academic and cultural goals. Yet, high levels of acculturative stress coupled with difficulties integrating into life abroad jeopardize accomplishing these goals. In this study, we examine Chinese students' Internet use both prior to…
Descriptors: Internet, Asians, Acculturation, Study Abroad
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Margolin, Jonathan; Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; Rosenbaum, James E. – Community College Review, 2013
This study explored whether community college websites are a useful medium for providing knowledge relevant to degree completion. Ten community students used one of three community college websites to answer 10 questions about occupational degree programs. A facilitator asked participants to think aloud while using the website to answer these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Video Technology, Protocol Analysis
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Zhang, Xuesong; Dorn, Bradley – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Agile development has received increasing interest both in industry and academia due to its benefits in developing software quickly, meeting customer needs, and keeping pace with the rapidly changing requirements. However, agile practices and scrum in particular have been mainly tested in mid- to large-size projects. In this paper, we present…
Descriptors: Competition, Computer Software, Methods, Design
Walsh, Taylor – Princeton University Press, 2011
Over the past decade, a small revolution has taken place at some of the world's leading universities, as they have started to provide free access to undergraduate course materials--including syllabi, assignments, and lectures--to anyone with an Internet connection. Yale offers high-quality audio and video recordings of a careful selection of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Online Courses
Armstrong, David – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to describe undergraduate students' experiences and perceptions of online courses based on interviews, observations, and online focus groups. I describe (a) motivational and learner characteristics within online classes, (b) the positive and negative aspects of online courses as experienced by students, (c) what…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
Regalado, Maria Carmen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigates how community college students' current levels of computer technology competence, confidence and attitudes toward technology in learning at a community college are affected by current access to technology and by demographic characteristics as well as by past experiences with computer technology. The research questions…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Ethnicity, Student Attitudes, Troubleshooting
Blackwood, Jothany – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine whether middle-level female administrators in the California Community College System were being mentored to higher-level positions, and whether the retention of leaders in higher-level positions was influenced by mentoring. Specifically, this research study examined the mobility and retention of female…
Descriptors: Mentors, Community Colleges, Statistical Significance, Statistical Distributions
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Juzwiak, Chris; Tiernan, Monette – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
In the year 2000, what started as an isolated pedagogical gambit at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Southern California has evolved into a program-wide initiative to revise the developmental composition curriculum and boost student learning outcomes. One instructor, frustrated with poor student motivation and success in his precollegiate…
Descriptors: Writing Workshops, Instructional Materials, Educational Technology, Writing Instruction