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Read, Barbara – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
The global rise of 'neo-populism', culminating in the election of the populist Republican candidate Donald Trump to the US presidency, has been accompanied by a notable backlash and resistance to what has been categorised as governing/dominating 'elites', including HE academic institutions. Populist critiques centre on a perceived climate of…
Descriptors: Ethics, Criticism, Political Attitudes, Newspapers
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Bradshaw, Larry L. – International Research and Review, 2018
The Internet is a high-speed communication link incorporating computers, networks and users throughout the world via TCPLP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) which allows dissimilar systems to interoperate (Krol,1992). This article presents how Iowa students participating in the international Internet experience learned how to…
Descriptors: Internet, Student Experience, College Students, Cultural Awareness
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Loya, Melody Aye; Klemm, Terri – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
Focusing on TED Talks (online videos) as a resource for social work educators, this teaching note shares our ideas regarding the use of the online videos as an avenue for reaching students and encouraging discussions in the social work classroom. The article first explores the TED platform and then discusses using TED as a teaching tool. Finally,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Teaching Methods
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López Garcia, Diego A.; Mateo Sanguino, Tomás de J.; Cortés Ancos, Estefania; Fernández de Viana González, Iñaki – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
Debates have been used to develop critical thinking within teaching environments. Many learning activities are configured as working groups, which use debates to make decisions. Nevertheless, in a classroom debate, only a few students can participate; large work groups are similarly limited. Whilst the use of web tools would appear to offer a…
Descriptors: Debate, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Cooperative Learning
Bogdanovic, Zorica; Simic, Konstantin; Milutinovic, Miloš; Radenkovic, Božidar; Despotovic-Zrakic, Marijana – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This paper presents a model for conducting Internet of Things (IoT) classes based on a web-service oriented cloud platform. The goal of the designed model is to provide university students with knowledge about IoT concepts, possibilities, and business models, and allow them to develop basic system prototypes using general-purpose microdevices and…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, College Students, Information Technology
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Bessant, Judith – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
Whilst the dynamics informing processes have taken time to become clear, civic resistance initiated by young people using new media began in Egypt in 2010 against the Mubarak regime, soon widened to Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. Known as the "Arab Spring", this phenomenon re-ignited discussion about the political role of digital space and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Childrens Rights, Children
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Beaton, Susan J.; Forster, Peter M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2013
A large proportion of students in higher education report feeling bored during lectures, for example, Mann and Robinson (2009) put this figure at 60 per cent. This short article reviews our experiences of using a simple, free Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, Skype, to enhance the interest and engagement of students by holding a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, Synchronous Communication, Student Interests
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McManus, Lisa; Subramaniam, Nava; James, Wendy – Journal of Education for Business, 2012
The authors examined whether accounting students' propensity to whistle-blow differed between those instructed through a web-based teaching module and those exposed to a traditional in-class textbook-focused approach. A total of 156 students from a second-year financial accounting course participated in the study. Ninety students utilized the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Ethics
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Kyprianidou, Maria; Demetriadis, Stavros; Tsiatsos, Thrasyvoulos; Pombortsis, Andreas – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2012
This work explores the impact of teacher-led heterogeneous group formation on students' teamwork, based on students' learning styles. Fifty senior university students participated in a project-based course with two key organizational features: first, a web system (PEGASUS) was developed to help students identify their learning styles and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Heterogeneous Grouping, Cognitive Processes, Teaching Methods
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Fielding, Kelly S.; Head, Brian W. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
The current study investigates determinants of young Australians' pro-environmental intentions and actions. Two samples of young people took part in the research: 12-17-year-olds (N = 1529) currently in secondary schooling and 18-24-year-olds (N = 2192) in post-secondary schooling or workforce. All participants completed an online "Youth and…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Conservation (Environment), Young Adults, Student Attitudes
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Waldeck, Jennifer H.; Dougherty, Kathleen – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Web-based communication technologies that enable collaboration and sharing of information among users - such as podcasts, wikis, blogs, message boards, and others--are used commonly in contemporary organizations to increase and manage employee learning. In this investigation, we identify which of these collaborative communication technologies are…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Instruction, Outcomes of Education
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Ivala, E.; Gachago, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This work investigates the promise of Facebook and blogs for enhancing students' levels of engagement in learning. This issue warrants investigation because there is little published empirical work on the subject. The researchers applied a learning ecology perspective to study the potential of Facebook and blogs in enhancing student levels of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Hodgson, Paula; Pang, Marco Y. C. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2012
The process of formative assessment in universities has the potential to engage students in reflection and to take greater ownership of their learning. We report on a study involving 104 students taking a statistics course in a degree programme in rehabilitation science in Hong Kong. The assessment strategy was redesigned to include a weekly…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Statistics
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Berg, C. J.; An, L. C.; Thomas, J. L.; Lust, K. A.; Sanem, J. R.; Swan, D. W.; Ahluwalia, J. S. – Health Education Research, 2011
Given the previously documented higher rates of smoking among 2-year college students in comparison with 4-year university students, this study compares smoking patterns, attitudes and motives among 2-year and 4-year college students. Two thousand two hundred and sixty-five undergraduate students aged 18-25 years at a 2-year college and a 4-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Ethnicity, Smoking, Negative Attitudes
Banerjee, Gouri – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2011
As higher education moves increasingly to blended and fully online environments, smaller institutions often ask whether this is a desirable trend. They face many challenges in transforming their largely face- to-face didactic teaching traditions to the technology mediated learning environments. Learning effectiveness and student satisfaction are…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Course Evaluation, Electronic Learning
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