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Voice, Alison; Stirton, Arran – New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 2020
The use of spaced repetition within a physics higher education thermodynamics module has been analysed for: its pattern of use by students; its effect on memory and performance in the end of module exam; and performance in a delayed test after the summer vacation. A custom-built web app with the facility to generate a personalised repetition…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Physics, Higher Education, Thermodynamics
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Riopel, Martin; Nenciovici, Lucian; Potvin, Patrice; Chastenay, Pierre; Charland, Patrick; Sarrasin, Jérémie Blanchette; Masson, Steve – Studies in Science Education, 2019
Serious games have become increasingly available to educators. Empirical studies and meta-analyses have examined their impact on learning achievement. However, natural sciences could have a special relation to serious games by their systematic use of quantitative and predictive models that can generate microworlds and simulations. Since no known…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Games, Science Achievement, Conventional Instruction
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Bengtsson, Lars – Education Sciences, 2019
This work describes a systematic review of the research on take-home exams in tertiary education. It was found that there is some disagreement in the community about the virtues of take-home exams but also a lot of agreement. It is concluded that take-home exams may be the preferred choice of assessment method on the higher taxonomy levels because…
Descriptors: Testing Problems, Cheating, Thinking Skills, Supervision
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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Olson, Joann S., Ed.; Murray, Lauren, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2019
The 43rd annual conference of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) was held at the University of Central Florida in March 2019. Papers in these proceedings include the following: (1) How does Experimental Learning Increase Skills and Knowledge Acquisition and Retention in the Non-Traditional Adult Learner? (David Antico); (2) CHAT and…
Descriptors: Working Class, Scholarship, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Zeglen, Eric; Rosendale, Joseph A. – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
Although online education offerings continue to grow in the higher education marketplace, issues of student achievement and course rigour still challenge the underlying instructional model, and alignment with institutional missions. Pedagogically, instructors and course designers can mitigate these issues by leveraging technology to further…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Academic Achievement
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Motzo, Anna – Research-publishing.net, 2018
The learning difficulty known as dyslexia affects up to ten per cent of the adult population. In current teaching practice in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), however, there is still little awareness of how dyslexia-friendly language course materials can be created. Language learning materials, although often delivered in novel digital…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Italian, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Robinson, Matt – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
As English Language Arts and Math continue to be touted as top priorities, and as the assessment of related skills takes up more and more time in many schools, teachers are left with less time to share ideas with each other or with their students. In the realm of higher education, where more is being left to adjuncts and part-time staff,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Brain, Transformative Learning, Faculty Development
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Samuels-Peretz, Debbie; Dvorkin Camiel, Lana; Teeley, Karen; Banerjee, Gouri – College Teaching, 2017
In this study, students from a variety of disciplines, who were enrolled in six courses that incorporate the use of social media, were surveyed to evaluate their perception of how the integration of social-media tools supports deep approaches to learning. Students reported that social media supports deep learning both directly and indirectly,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Student Attitudes
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Goryunova, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Daniel M. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2017
While scholars recognize that digital technology is a major tool employed by contemporary learners to access knowledge, its full capacity is yet to be utilized. This paper investigates opportunities to increase individual learning engagement and knowledge retention in higher education and corporate environments through integrating educational…
Descriptors: Global Education, Leadership Training, Retention (Psychology), Higher Education
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Carter, Stephen; Yeo, Amy Chu-May – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate two areas of interest: first, to determine business student customer satisfiers that could be contributors to students' current and predicted retention in a higher educational institution (HEI) and second, to use these satisfiers to inform HEI marketing planning. Design/Methodology/Approach: The…
Descriptors: Marketing, Prediction, Retention (Psychology), Higher Education
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Kinman, Gail – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
This study utilises the effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model of job stress to predict several indices of well-being in academics in the UK: mental ill health, job satisfaction and leaving intentions. This model posits that (a) employees who believe that their efforts are not counterbalanced by sufficient rewards will experience impaired well-being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Job Satisfaction, Anxiety
Smith, Debra M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to develop a research-based model for designing and deploying instructional narratives based on principles derived from narrative theory, development theory, communication theory, learning theory and instructional design theory to enable adult learning and retention and the effective transfer of that retained learning…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Instructional Design, Models, Teaching Methods
Serafini, Ellen Johnson – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined the second language (L2) development of adult learners of Spanish at three levels of proficiency during and after a semester of instruction. A fundamental goal was to identify cognitive and psychosocial individual differences (IDs) that can explain between-learner variation over time in order to expand our understanding of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Language Aptitude, Language Processing
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Williams, Kent – Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research, 2013
This paper will provide a review of research--regarding explicit grammar instruction--that groups recent studies into three main categories and then sub-categorizes these studies under key terms in second language acquisition (SLA) research. The overall purpose of this paper is to argue that in light of these issues, recent studies have shown that…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Instruction, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Debb, Scott M.; Debb, Sharon M. – Inquiry, 2012
Enrolling in an introductory course in psychology is a staple of many community college students' core curriculum. For those students who plan to pursue social science and humanities-related majors in particular, introductory psychology helps provide a solid base upon which future coursework at all academic levels will be built. The goal of any…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Core Curriculum, Community Colleges
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