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Spedding, Jason; Hawkes, Amy J.; Burgess, Matthew – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2017
The initial year of university is often a sensitive period for new students. Commencing students may lack the necessary skills and resources to adapt to unfamiliar learning environments. One intervention demonstrating academic benefits is Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). PASS is a structured peer led study group where students collectively…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Attendance, Self Efficacy, Student Adjustment
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Sunawan; Xiong, Junmei – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
The present study tested the influence of control belief, learning disorientation, and academic emotions on cognitive load in two types of concept-map structures within hypermedia learning environment. Four hundred and eighty-five students were randomly assigned to two groups: 245 students in the hierarchical group and 240 students in the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Beliefs, Psychological Patterns
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Thibodeaux, Jordan; Deutsch, Aaron; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Winsler, Adam – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2017
How students manage their time is critical for academic performance and is an important component of self-regulated learning. The purpose of the present study was to examine relationships among first-year college students' (N = 589) time use, academic self-regulation, and target and actual grade point average (GPA) at three time points. Findings…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Time Management, Self Control, Grade Point Average
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Sas, Magdalena; Bendixen, Lisa D.; Crippen, Kent J.; Saddler, Sterling – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Online discussions have become inherent components of both face-to-face and distance education college courses, yet they often fail to provide much benefit to students' learning outcomes. One reason behind this phenomenon is the lack of or inadequate scaffolding or guidance provided to students when participating on asynchronous discussion boards.…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Science Instruction, College Science, Concept Mapping
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Nold, Herbert – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Numerous studies and United States Department of Education reports indicate that university graduates lack critical thinking and problem solving skills that are needed for success in both the classroom and the modern workplace. Success in the classroom and workplace is a function of many attributes that change with the situation, but the ability…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Action Research, Research Projects
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Hervás Torres, Mirian; Fernández Martín, Francisco D.; Arco Tirado, José Luis; Miñaca Laprida, María Isabel – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2017
Introduction: The low productivity that prevailing in recent years in Higher Education requires urgently institutional responses aimed to improving quality of university education contributing to the development among students of key competences for lifelong learning. In this sense, the aim of this research was to explore the effects of an…
Descriptors: Service Learning, College Students, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests
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Everaert, Patricia; Opdecam, Evelien; Maussen, Sophie – Accounting Education, 2017
Previous literature calls for further investigation in terms of precedents and consequences of learning approaches (deep learning and surface learning). Motivation as precedent and time spent and academic performance as consequences are addressed in this paper. The study is administered in a first-year undergraduate course. Results show that the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Style, Learning Motivation
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Marušic, Iris; Jugovic, Ivana; Loncaric, Darko – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
The motivation, skills and professional identity of future teachers develop during their initial teacher education. The aim of this research is to assess the differences between first-year and fifth-year student teachers on a number of personality and motivational variables that are indicative of their approaches to learning, using a…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Personality Traits, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies
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Chan, Julia Y. K.; Bauer, Christopher F. – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2016
Students in general chemistry were partitioned into three groups by cluster analysis of six affective characteristics (emotional satisfaction, intellectual accessibility, chemistry self-concept, math self-concept, self-efficacy, and test anxiety). The at-home study strategies for exam preparation and in-class learning strategies differed among the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cognitive Style, Chemistry, Affective Behavior
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Yagci, Mustafa – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
High-level thinking and problem solving skill is one requirement of computer programming that most of the students experience problems with. Individual differences such as motivation, attitude towards programming, thinking style of the student, and complexity of the programming language have influence on students' success on programming. Thus,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Programming Languages, Success, Student Motivation
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Johnson, Marcus Lee; Taasoobshirazi, Gita; Clark, Lauren; Howell, Leah; Breen, Mishele – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2016
We surveyed 139 (88 traditional, 51 nontraditional) students on various motivational measures of self-determination, attribution, and expectancy-value to (a) investigate motivational differences by student status and (b) identify the motivational variables that best predict academic achievement by student status. Results of a multivariate analysis…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, College Students, Nontraditional Students, Self Determination
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Musick, David W.; Ray, Richard H. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
A medical school conducted a summer pre-matriculation program. The program provided basic sciences content comparable to first year medical student instruction along with clinical and other learning experiences. The study purpose was to examine self-confidence levels and reasoning skills of a single cohort of students. We examined the association…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Medical Students, Summer Programs, Pilot Projects
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Holland, Denise D.; Piper, Randy T. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
The technology integration education model is a 12 construct model that includes 8 primary constructs and 4 moderator constructs. By testing the relationships among two primary constructs (motivation and technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge competencies) and four moderator constructs (goals, feedback, task value, and self-regulation),…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Preservice Teachers, Models, Objectives
Ibrahim, Hamdi H. M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Students look for evidence of service quality when selecting a university to attend. Student dissatisfaction with the quality of service may reduce student motivation in online higher-education settings, and low levels of motivation may lead to inferior student performance and a persistently high dropout rate. The purpose of this quantitative,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Motivation, Higher Education, Dropout Rate
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Kursun, Engin – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2016
Although a number of claims have been made describing massive open online courses (MOOCs) as a disruptive innovation in education, these claims have not yet been proven through research. Instead, MOOCs should perhaps be considered as an integrative model for higher education systems, but to do so will require recognition of credentials. Initial…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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