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Al Seghayer, Khalid – International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 2020
This study was designed to investigate the adequacy of EFL learners' abilities in three major dimensions of digital literacy skills and whether self-assessments of competence were consistent with their actual performance. It also identified factors that affected learners' use of the selected digital literacy skills. To this end, 60 Saudi EFL…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Rios, Joseph A.; Ling, Guangming; Pugh, Robert; Becker, Dovid; Bacall, Adam – Educational Researcher, 2020
This article extends the literature on 21st-century learning skills needed for workplace success by providing an empirical examination of employers' direct communication to potential employees via job advertisements. Our descriptive analysis of 142,000 job advertisements provides two contributions. First, this is one of the first studies to…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Advertising
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Weston, Timothy J.; Dubow, Wendy M.; Kaminsky, Alexis – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2020
While demand for computer science and information technology skills grows, the proportion of women entering computer science (CS) fields has declined. One critical juncture is the transition from high school to college. In our study, we examined factors predicting college persistence in computer science- and technology-related majors from data…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Persistence, High School Students, Computer Science Education
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Chiang, Min-Hsun – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2020
With the advent of information communication technologies, an escalating number of youths is communicating, creating, and sharing narratives via Web 2.0 social networks. To ensure the continuity between in-class and out-of-class literacy practice, digital storytelling has become increasingly prevalent in educational settings. Digital storytelling…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Skvoretz, John; Kersaint, Gladis; Campbell-Montalvo, Rebecca; Ware, Jonathan D.; Smith, Chrystal A. S.; Puccia, Ellen; Martin, Julie P.; Lee, Reginald; MacDonald, George; Wao, Hesborn – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
As part of a longitudinal research effort that examines the influence of social capital on differential persistence and retention among undergraduate engineering majors, this study examines how engineering degree-related social capital differs for first-year engineering students by gender and ethno-racial groups. Social capital is operationalized…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Females, Social Capital, Academic Persistence
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A, Gulinna; Lee, Youngjin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2020
Gamification, the use of game design elements in non-gaming context, has been introduced to education as a novel teaching and learning approach to engage learners. Current literature has focused on finding ways to afford the playfulness and gamefulness of gamification. This paper has studied college students' perceptions of pleasure in learning to…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Teaching Styles, Instructional Effectiveness, Cooperative Learning
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Ng, Eugenia M. W.; Wong, Hugo C. H. – International Journal on E-Learning, 2020
This study aims to explore the practices of university students in China regarding mobile learning using a questionnaire. A self-administered questionnaire with reference to the Framework for the Rational Analysis of Mobile Education (FRAME) model was used for this study. A total of 490 valid responses were received from students studying at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Radmehr, Farzad; Laban, Hon Luamanuvao Winnie; Overton, John; Bakker, Leon – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
University student perceptions of effective teaching have been explored in previous studies, however, research is lacking regarding how perceptions of teaching efficacy vary by ethnicity and programme of study. In this study, student perceptions of effective teaching are explored between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, College Faculty, Teacher Effectiveness
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Goff, Jennifer; Hill, Eddie; Eckhoff, Angela; Dice, Tammi – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2020
Service-learning are structured experiences where students gain awareness and knowledge as it relates to civic responsibility, one of a few high-impact practices identified by the AAC&U. To help assess this practice, we utilized a directed content analysis approach of the final written reflections of undergraduate recreation students who…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Outcomes of Education, Majors (Students), Social Responsibility
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Klymchuk, Sergiy; Spooner, Kerri – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications, 2020
The paper presents results of two case studies with undergraduate students majoring in applied mathematics and engineering. The first case study deals with students' preferences for and difficulties with application problems and pure mathematics questions in their courses. The students were majoring in applied mathematics and taking a second-year…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Preferences
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Al-Houti, Shorouq K.; Aldaihani, Sultan M. – English Language Teaching, 2020
Idioms play an indispensable role in communication. Knowledge of idioms is considered an indicator of proficiency. This study is aimed at investigating English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students' knowledge of frequently used idioms and the effect of learner-related factors. The participants were 218 female EFL college students at the College of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Strecker, Tanja; Feixa, Carles – Gender and Education, 2020
Social inequality regarding gender and social class is a topic of long-term interest in social research. However, the intersections between the two variables in the reproduction of inequalities in the field of education require further investigation. The longitudinal research project 'Social Inequality in Higher Education' aims to shed light on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Class, Social Bias, Gender Issues
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Freng, Scott – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
A transcript analysis by Freng, Webber, Blatter, Wing, and Scott found that methodology course performance and enrollment timing predicted grade point average in advanced psychology courses. The present study attempted to replicate and extend Freng et al. by using a larger sample and controlling for additional variables (methodology course…
Descriptors: Psychology, Performance Factors, Statistics, Research Methodology
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Ferrare, Joseph J.; Miller, Julia M. – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Prior research points to a variety of factors that influence student persistence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degree programs. Little attention, however, has been given to how STEM faculty understand these processes and subsequently frame their role in supporting students. To address this gap, this article reports on…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Introductory Courses, STEM Education, College Faculty
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Douglas, Daniel; Salzman, Hal – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Mathematics is an important and hotly contested aspect of U.S. postsecondary education. Its importance for academics and careers and the extent and impact of math achievement disparities are all subject of longstanding debate. Yet there is surprisingly little research into how much and what types of mathematics courses are taken by U.S.…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Nonmajors, Gender Differences, STEM Education
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