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Arquero, José L.; del Barrio-García, Salvador; Romero-Frías, Esteban – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
Our study analyzes an educational experience based on the integrated use of social media within a higher education course under a personal learning environment approach and investigates the factors that determine students' loyalty to social media learning. We examined the moderating role of need for cognition (NFC) in students' formation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Attachment Behavior, Social Media
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Olmedo-Torre, Noelia; Farrerons Vidal, Oscar – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
We present a strategy for the acquisition and assessment of autonomous learning conducted as part of the Graphic Expression in Engineering (GE) degree course during the first quarter at the Escola Universitària d'Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona (EUETIB). The strategy employed is the puzzle technique in the classroom and multiple-choice…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Puzzles
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Remón, Javier; Sebastián, Víctor; Romero, Enrique; Arauzo, Jesús – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This work addresses the use of tablets and smartphones to enhance both student learning and engagement. Tablets were tested as potential substitutes for digital whiteboards, while smartphones were tested as potential survey media in the classroom using a question and answer method. Two teaching strategies were evaluated and compared: (1)…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Audience Response Systems
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Gómez-Rey, Pilar; Barbera, Elena; Fernández-Navarro, Francisco – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2017
This paper determines which instructional roles and outputs are important in the 21st century from the perspective of students in asynchronous learning environments. This research work uses a literature review, in-depth interviews with experts, and a pilot study with students to define the instructors' outputs. Following this, roles are determined…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Educational Environment, Teacher Role, Student Attitudes
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Pascual-Soler, Marcos; Frias-Navarro, Dolores; Barrientos-Delgado, Jaime; Badenes-Ribera, Laura; Monterde-i-Bort, Hector; Cárdenas-Castro, Manuel; Berrios-Riquelme, José – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2017
This study examines the factorial invariance of the Scale on Beliefs About Children's Adjustment in Same-Sex Families (SBCASSF) across countries in three samples: Chilean, Spanish, and Hispanic university students. The scale analyzes attitudes toward the consequences of the rearing and education of children by parents with a homosexual sexual…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Family Environment, Homosexuality, College Students
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Sanchez-Gelabert, Albert; Figueroa, Mijail; Elias, Marina – European Journal of Education, 2017
An analysis of the phenomenon of combining work and study amongst university students is made using data obtained from surveys of graduates carried out four years after finishing their degrees. First, the article reviews the evolution of the phenomenon over the last ten years, taking into account the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Statistical Analysis, Sampling
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Fernandez-Rio, Javier; Sanz, Naira; Fernandez-Cando, Judith; Santos, Luis – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Cooperative Learning has been recently defined as a true pedagogical model. Moreover, in a recent review Casey and Goodyear reported that it can help physical education promote the four basic learning outcomes: physical, cognitive, social and affective. Purpose: The main goal was to investigate the impact of a sustained Cooperative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Intervention, Student Motivation
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Meseguer-Martinez, Angel; Ros-Galvez, Alejandro; Rosa-Garcia, Alfonso – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
We analyse the factors that determine the number of clicks on the "Like" button in online teaching videos, with a sample of teaching videos in the area of Microeconomics across Spanish-speaking countries. The results show that users prefer short online teaching videos. Moreover, some features of the videos have a significant impact on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Roca-González, Cristina; Martin-Gutierrez, Jorge; García-Dominguez, Melchor; Carrodeguas, Mª del Carmen Mato – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
The present study assessed a short training experiment to improve spatial abilities using two tools based on virtual technologies: one focused on manipulation of specific geometric virtual pieces, and the other consisting of virtual orienteering game. The two tools can help improve spatial abilities required for many engineering problem-solving…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Spatial Ability, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E.; Martínez-Rojas, Ángela; Molina-García, Javier – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
The main aim of this study was to examine how different physical activity domains are represented on the official social media sites of Spanish universities, through a content analysis of the photographs. Our results show that the representation of different physical activity domains is not balanced. While the analysed images do promote a message…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Social Media, Photography
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Morís, Joaquín; Barberia, Itxaso; Vadillo, Miguel A.; Andrades, Ainhoa; López, Francisco J. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2017
Extinction is a very relevant learning phenomenon from a theoretical and applied point of view. One of its most relevant features is that relapse phenomena often take place once the extinction training has been completed. Accordingly, as extinction-based therapies constitute the most widespread empirically validated treatment of anxiety disorders,…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Contingency Management, Undergraduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Santos, Alaitz; Gorter, Durk; Cenoz, Jasone – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
The present paper reports a study on communicative anxiety of two groups of adult users. The paper aims at exploring the communicative anxiety of multilingual speakers and at analysing the communicative anxiety in second and third languages. This study includes 532 participants who were divided in two groups according their L1. One group of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Focus Groups, Spanish
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van der Worp, Karin – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2017
In the Basque Autonomous Community, besides the official languages Spanish and Basque, English is considered an important third language for internationally operating companies. However, employees are not believed to be linguistically well enough prepared, due to shortcomings in English language learning in the Basque educational system. The…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language of Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Moriña, Anabel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The partial results of ongoing research in the "University Barriers and Aids Identified by Students with Disabilities" Project are presented. This four-year study (2011-2014) was carried out by a University of Seville research team with lecturers from a variety of fields and areas of knowledge (Educational Sciences, Economics, Health…
Descriptors: Disabilities, College Students, Personal Narratives, Interviews
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Cáceres-Lorenzo, M-Teresa; Salas-Pascual, Marcos; Afonzo-de-Tovar, Isabel-Cristina; Vera-Cazorla, M-Jesús; Santana-Alvarado, Yaiza; Santana-Quintana, Cristina – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2017
This article investigates 292 postgraduate students of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain), through a Likert-scale questionnaire. This inquiry was about private, educational actions and learning valuation of a foreign language and its relation with the learning of one or several foreign languages. The analysis of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Likert Scales
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