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Price, Linda; Svensson, Ingrid; Borell, Jonas; Richardson, John T. E. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
Students' ratings of teaching quality on course units in a computer science program and an environmental engineering program at a large Swedish university were obtained using the Course Experience Questionnaire; 8888 sets of ratings were obtained from men and 4280 sets were obtained from women over ten academic years. These student ratings from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education
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Sun, Haoda; Richardson, John T. E. – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2016
Recent research on student learning in higher education has identified clear associations between variations in students' perceptions of the academic environment and variations in their study behaviour. This study investigated a general theoretical model linking students' demographic characteristics, perceptions and study behaviour with measures…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Business Education, Higher Education
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Rivers, Bethany Alden; Richardson, John T. E.; Price, Linda – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
Increasingly, universities are embedding reflective activities into the curriculum. With the growth in online tertiary education, how effectively is reflection being promoted or used in online learning spaces? Based on the notion that teachers' beliefs will influence their approaches to teaching, this research sought to understand how a group of…
Descriptors: Reflection, Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Remedios, Richard; Richardson, John T. E. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2013
Background: There is evidence that learners may adopt different kinds of achievement goals: mastery approach, mastery avoidance, performance approach, and performance avoidance. In higher education, this evidence has mainly come from young people who have recently gone straight from secondary education to higher education. However, higher…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Student Educational Objectives, Achievement Need
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
In June 2010, a survey was carried out to explore access to digital technology, attitudes to digital technology and approaches to studying across the adult life span in students taking courses with the UK Open University. In total, 7000 people were surveyed, of whom more than 4000 responded. Nearly all these students had access to a computer and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Braun, Edith; Woodley, Alan; Richardson, John T. E.; Leidner, Bernhard – Educational Research Review, 2012
This paper provides a theoretical review of self-rated competences questionnaires. This topic is influenced by the ongoing world-wide reform of higher education, which has led to a focus on the learner outcomes of higher education. Consequently, questionnaires on self-rated competences have increasingly been employed. However, self-ratings are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Questionnaires, Competence, Educational Change
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Sun, Haoda; Richardson, John T. E. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
Previous studies of "the Chinese learner" have confounded the effects of culture and context or have used heterogeneous samples of students. In this study, 134 British students and 207 students from mainland China following 1-year postgraduate programmes at six British business schools completed the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Response Style (Tests), Factor Structure
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Price, Linda; Richardson, John T. E.; Robinson, Bernadette; Ding, Xia; Sun, Xiaoling; Han, Cuiling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
It has been claimed that students from "Confucian-heritage" cultures approach studying in higher education differently from Western students. This study investigated the experiences and the approaches to studying of students at a university in China. A total of 356 students completed both the Course Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Study Habits
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Ashby, Alison; Richardson, John T. E.; Woodley, Alan – Open Learning, 2011
National student feedback surveys are administered in a number of countries, and several of these encompass both campus-based and distance learning students. The UK Open University achieves a high ranking in the annual National Student Survey (NSS), but there are some anomalies in the results. The NSS questionnaire was administered to three…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Open Universities, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
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Ullah, Raza; Richardson, John T. E.; Hafeez, Muhammad – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2011
There has been a paucity of research on the experiences of students at Pakistani universities. A survey of over 900 students at two universities examined their approaches to studying and perceptions of their courses. Evidence was obtained for a deep approach, a surface approach and two aspects of a strategic approach. Their perceptions were based…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Student Experience, Educational Environment
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Marschark, Marc; Richardson, John T. E.; Sapere, Patricia; Sarchet, Thomastine – American Annals of the Deaf, 2010
The study examined attitudes toward teaching reported by university instructors who normally teach hearing students (with the occasional deaf or hard of hearing student) and by instructors who normally teach deaf and hard of hearing students at the same institution. Overall, a view of instruction as "information transmission" was associated with a…
Descriptors: Partial Hearing, Deafness, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Richardson, John T. E.; Marschark, Marc; Sarchet, Thomastine; Sapere, Patricia – Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2010
In order to better understand academic achievement among deaf and hard-of-hearing students in different educational placements, an exploratory study examined the experiences of postsecondary students enrolled in mainstream programs (with hearing students) versus separate programs (without hearing students) at the same institution. The Course…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Deafness, Access to Information, Teaching Methods
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E. – Studies in Higher Education, 2010
There is little systematic evidence on the experience of disabled students in higher education. In this study, equal numbers of disabled and nondisabled students taking courses with the UK Open University were surveyed with regard to their approaches to studying and perceptions of the academic quality of their courses. Students with dyslexia or…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Open Universities, Student Attitudes, Distance Education
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Richardson, John T. E. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
It has been well established that there is an intimate relationship between individual students' perceptions of the academic quality of their courses and the approaches to studying that they adopt on those courses. Entwistle and Ramsden predicted that the relationship would be even stronger at the aggregate (cohort) level. The Course Experience…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Occupational Therapy
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Jelfs, Anne; Richardson, John T. E.; Price, Linda – Distance Education, 2009
Questionnaire responses of 457 students and 602 tutors were used to investigate conceptions of a "good tutor." In each case, factor analysis identified scales that reflected key constructs; cluster analysis identified subgroups with different patterns of scale scores; and discriminant analysis determined the scales that contributed the…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Open Universities, Mail Surveys
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