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Chen, Changsheng; Meng, Xiangzeng – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2021
As a supplement to face-to-face teaching, small private online courses (SPOCs) have become increasingly popular in higher education. Nevertheless, there is a lack of research on behavioral patterns in the university SPOC. This empirical study investigates the behavioral patterns of 306 undergraduate students taking a degree course partially taught…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Online Courses
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Xu, Zhuojia; Yuan, Hua; Liu, Qishan – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2021
Contribution: This article explored blended learning by implementing a student-centered teaching method based on the flipped classroom and small private online course (SPOC). The impact of general online learning behavior on student performance was analyzed. This work is practical and provides enlightenment for learning analysis and individualized…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Blended Learning, Prediction, Performance Factors
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Viano, Samantha; Pham, Lam D.; Henry, Gary T.; Kho, Adam; Zimmer, Ron – American Educational Research Journal, 2021
Attracting and retaining teachers can be an important ingredient in improving low-performing schools. In this study, we estimate the expressed preferences for teachers who have worked in low-performing schools in Tennessee. Using adaptive conjoint analysis survey design, we examine three types of school attributes that may influence teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Employment, Faculty Mobility, Decision Making
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Batra, Madan M.; Klein, Andreas – Journal of Education for Business, 2021
We conducted a survey of about ten different pedagogical tools with students of seven different small undergraduate business classes with average class size of 27 students. We propose that the higher the students' agreement with specific pedagogical methods the higher their motivation as well as their learning outcomes. A statistical significance…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Small Classes, Teaching Methods
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Hadad, Shlomit; Shamir-Inbal, Tamar; Blau, Ina; Leykin, Eynat – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2021
This study explored (1) pedagogical strategies in Educational Coding and Robotics (ECR) learning which can develop computational thinking of students and (2) the degree of teacher centrality in the ECR classroom. In addition, we investigated (3) the added value of the Small Private Online Course (SPOC) to teacher professional development (TPD). We…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Programming
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Wang, Mengqian; Guo, Wenge; Le, Huixiao; Qiao, Bo – Interactive Learning Environments, 2020
Peer review has been commonly applied to university-level online courses, but less at the high-school level. Little is known about high school students' tendencies when they give reviews to their peers, specifically which posts are more likely to receive reviews. This study adopted social network analysis, regression analysis and content analysis…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, High School Students, Online Courses, Small Classes
Anderson, Meredith B. L.; Bridges, Brian K.; Harris, Brittany A.; Biddle, Sekou – Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, UNCF, 2020
"Imparting Wisdom: HBCU Lessons for K-12 Education" details historically black colleges and universities' (HBCUs) longstanding efforts to provide quality educational experiences for their students and how their success may be translated in K-12 schools. This brief uplifts research-based HBCU best practices, practical recommendations and…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, African American Students
Brion, Corinne – International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 2020
This article focuses on Christian low-fee private schools (LFPSs) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. This qualitative study uses a case study approach to longitudinally examine who these schools serve, why parents chose them, and what challenges the schools face. Findings reveal that parents choose Christian LFPSs for religious reasons and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, School Choice, Barriers
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Conaway, Chad; De Jong, David; Curtin, Susan; Strouse, Gabrielle; Degen, Dustin – Education Leadership Review, 2020
Identifying an appropriate class size is an important decision public schools face as they weigh balancing their budget with the impact class size may have on student achievement. This study examined perceptions of South Dakota kindergarten through third-grade teachers, elementary principals, and superintendents concerning optimal class size and…
Descriptors: Class Size, Teacher Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Superintendents
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Brevik, Eric C. – Natural Sciences Education, 2020
Online homework (OLH) assignments were added to the Introduction to Physical Geology class at Dickinson State University in the fall semester of 2014. Anticipated advantages included timely feedback and opportunities for students to correct mistakes made during homework completion. The same instructor taught all lecture and laboratory sections…
Descriptors: Homework, Small Classes, Introductory Courses, Electronic Learning
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Kirk, John S.; Fahlman, Bradley D. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
Because of COVID-19 precautions, instructors worldwide were required to introduce a variety of virtual instruction modes to complete the Spring 2020 semester. Herein we describe parallel efforts in contextualized chemistry courses at two institutions--Carthage College and Central Michigan University. These courses are primarily designed for…
Descriptors: Chemistry, College Science, Concept Teaching, Online Courses
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Talan, Tarik; Dogan, Yunus; Batdi, Veli – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2020
The present article attempts to reinterpret the findings of most recent studies investigating effect of using games for teaching purposes. A methodological approach combining a meta-analysis of quantitative data with qualitative ones was adopted in order to present the broadest picture of the current research on educational use of games. To this…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Game Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Jaramillo-Morillo, Daniel; Ruipérez-Valiente, José; Sarasty, Mario F.; Ramírez-Gonzalez, Gustavo – International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2020
Massive Open Online Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been transitioning slowly from being completely open and without clear recognition in universities or industry, to private settings through the emergence of Small and Massive Private Online Courses (SPOCs and MPOCs). Courses in these new formats are often for credit and have clear market…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Cheating, College Students
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Denicoló, Glenda – Physics Teacher, 2019
Learning assessment at two-year colleges is growing, but not much has been published about it yet. In general, our smaller classrooms, diverse student population, high proportion of adjunct faculty, and academic freedom in teaching methods and tools set the stage for a different approach to assessment than at four-year institutions. This is the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
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Toro, Lisset V.; Pinza, Eliana I.; Vargas, Alba B.; Zuniga, Alexandra; Paredes, Fabian M.; Espinosa, Franklin O. – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2019
The English language teaching learning process in small classes may turn challenging for some teachers but also rewarding because of the results obtained. In our country, the majority of high schools have a big number of students in the English courses and this may be one of the causes for language low achievement. For this reason, this study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Small Classes
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