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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Kontkanen, Jani; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Dillon, Patrick; Hartikainen-Ahia, Anu; Åhlberg, Mauri – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Visual databases are increasingly important resources through which individuals and groups can undertake species identification. This paper reports research on the collaborative processes undertaken by pre-service teacher students when working in small groups to identify birds using an Internet-based taxonomic resource. The student groups are…
Descriptors: Databases, Science Instruction, Taxonomy, Animals
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Lauritsalo, Kirsti; Sääkslahti, Arja; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Physical education is a subject that generates strong feelings and emotions, as can be seen in written accounts of PE experiences. It is also important to listen to students' voices in the research context. Nowadays, students can be listened to in a new way--through the Internet. Various discussion forums on the Internet make it…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Internet, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Computer Mediated Communication
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Meriläinen, Matti; Puhakka, Helena; Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Students' suggestions for how to eliminate bullying at universities were gathered as part of an e-questionnaire sent to each university student (N = 10,551) at a Finnish university. The suggestions (n = 2804) regarding how to address bullying at universities were divided into the following four classes: support (944), punishment (78), support and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Kanuka, Heather; Rourke, Liam – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The provision of blended learning strategies designed to assist academics in the higher education sector with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for effective teaching with technology has been, and continues to be, a challenge for teaching centres in Canada. It is unclear, first, whether this is an ongoing issue unique to Canada; and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Blended Learning, Interviews
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Laiho, Anne; Ruoholinna, Tarita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Nursing in Western countries has become increasingly more theoretical, and nurse education has been integrated more often with the higher education system. Historically, nursing has been viewed as a non-academic domain. Establishing Nursing Science (NS) in Finland in the 1970s has meant that the new discipline is defined as the core of nurse…
Descriptors: Nurses, Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Academic Education
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Shoemaker, Adam – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2011
This paper explores creative responses to global educational, financial and ethical crises. The focus is the potential intersection between academic, Internet and media freedoms. At base, it asks whether there are rights (of definition, use and control) associated with each of these. For instance, is unfettered access to the Internet a human right…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Internet, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
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Keskitalo, Tuulikki; Pyykko, Elli; Ruokamo, Heli – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This study reports a case study in which a pedagogical model, namely the Global Virtual Education (GloVEd) model, which is based on the teaching-studying-learning process (TSL process) and the characteristics of meaningful learning, is developed and used to evaluate students' meaningful learning experiences during the Global Virtual Collaboration…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Models, Course Evaluation
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Askola, Kreetta; Atsushi, Toshimori; Huotari, Maija-Leena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: The aim of this study was to identify cultural differences in the information environment and information practices, namely active seeking and encountering, of web-based health information between Finnish and Japanese university students. Method: The data were gathered with a Web-based survey among first-year university students at…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Information Seeking
Toth, Peter – Online Submission, 2010
The Masters Level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education project (http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/) aims to develop the use and management of virtual learning environments [VLEs] in the area of vocational teacher training, drawing on a well established international partnership of institutions providing both…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Standards
Morch, Anders; Nygard, Kathrine; Andersen, Renate; Mushtaq, Shazia; Nedic, Damir; Olsen, Espen; Hauge, Trond Eiliv; Vedoy, Gunn; Norenes, Svein Olav; Moen, Anne; Nes, Sturle; Olsen, Dorothy S.; Ludvigsen, Sten; Toiviainen, Hanna; Lallimo, Jiri; Toikka, Seppo; Paavola, Sami; Pohjola, Pasi; Hakkarainen, Kai – Online Submission, 2009
This deliverable has been produced in the context of the Knowledge-Practice Laboratory (KP-Lab) project. KP-Lab focuses on innovative practices of working with knowledge in higher education, teacher training, and workplaces. Participants of WP10 are University of Helsinki, University of Oslo and Poyry Forest Industry representing both researchers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Change
Haverila, Matti; Myllyla, Marjatta; Torp, Hanna – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
The purpose of the research was to get insights into the ways learning strategies typically used by adult learners can be taken into consideration when designing web-based courses to facilitate learning in teacher education. Teacher students wrote narratives in discussion forums by completing various types of group projects. The relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning