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Backenköhler, Michael; Scherzinger, Felix; Singla, Adish; Wolf, Verena – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2018
Course selection can be a daunting task, especially for first year students. Sub-optimal selection can lead to bad performance of students and increase the dropout rate. Given the availability of historic data about student performances, it is possible to aid students in the selection of appropriate courses. Here, we propose a method to compose a…
Descriptors: Data, Course Selection (Students), Information Utilization, Individualized Instruction
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Jonick, Christine; Schneider, Jennifer; Boylan, Daniel – Accounting Education, 2017
The purpose of the research is to examine the effect of different response formats on student performance on introductory accounting exam questions. The study analyzes 1104 accounting students' responses to quantitative questions presented in two formats: multiple-choice and fill-in. Findings indicate that response format impacts student…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Accounting, Test Format, Multiple Choice Tests
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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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Calm, Remei; Masià, Ramon; Olivé, Carme; Parés, Núria; Pozo, Francesc; Ripoll, Jordi; Sancho-Vinuesa, Teresa – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Calculus courses often present a large number of difficulties to undergraduate students of scientific studies, especially in engineering degrees. These difficulties are sometimes related to teaching and assessment strategies. In this paper, a teaching innovation experience is presented within the framework of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.…
Descriptors: Tests, Online Courses, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Robelo, Octaviano García; Marquez, Jorge Hernández; Pérez, Ileana Casasola – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
Seven factors related to academic paths of students of the Bachelor of English Language of a public university in Mexico are investigated. With a non-experimental descriptive design, a Likert scale was applied to evaluate the college students' perception of these factors. A comparative analysis between three types of school paths was performed. It…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lee, Daniel; Spear, Rita; Kero, Patty – Online Submission, 2017
Students are accessing graduate study online in ever-increasing numbers with interactive experiences differing from those who traditionally enroll in corresponding face-to-face (F2F) classes. Soft skills such as collaboration/teamwork, communication and presentation are important to learning but difficult to practice outside the F2F environment.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Synchronous Communication, Asynchronous Communication, Educational Technology
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Bagceli Kahraman, Pinar; Onur Sezer, Gonul – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: This research aims to determine the relationship between the perceptions of teacher candidates towards the cultural effect of globalization and their attitudes towards multicultural education. Research Methods: The sample group consisted of 213 teacher candidates. In the study's personal information form, the scale of attitude towards…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Influences, Global Approach, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Kayisoglu, Numan Bahadir; Temel, Cenk – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to determine the attitudes of students from the Hasan Dogan School of Physical Education and Sports towards cheating in exams and to investigate changes in these attitudes in terms of several variables. The survey method was used in the study. The study was conducted during the 2014-2015 Academic year at the Karabük…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Physical Education, Athletics
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Kruk, Mariusz – Teaching English with Technology, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate prospective teachers' experiences in utilizing "Second Life" for learning English, differentiating between personal use of the said virtual world for learning the English language and its potential use for teaching English in the future. The results showed that the students perceived the use…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning, English (Second Language)
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Achinewhu-Nworgu, Elizabeth – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
I became interested in inequality in education and academic achievement from my youth, after I attended the first year of my secondary school in a rural college. However, I was also privileged to attend an elite college from year 2 of my secondary schooling, having changed from the rural college to a city college in the 70s. I realized, from these…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Equal Education, School Holding Power, Private Colleges
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Stankovska, Gordana; Angelkoska, Slagana; Osmani, Fadbi; Grncarovska, Svetlana Pandiloska – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2017
Education is the most important organization of a nation; it plays a significant role in the development of any country. Universities create and cultivate knowledge for the sake of building a modern world. The academic staff is the key resource within higher education institutions. A positive and healthy university structure results in increased…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Universities
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Içen, Mustafa; Öztaskin, Özlem Bektas – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine pre-service Social Studies teachers' social problem solving levels based on different variables. A total of 247 preservice Social Studies teachers (103 females (41.7%) and 144 males (58.3%)) from Erzincan University, Faculty of Education, Department of Social Studies Teaching participated in the study. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Social Problems, Problem Solving, Social Studies
Trinick, Tony; Meaney, Tamsin – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2017
For Indigenous students in minority education contexts, it is important that teachers have strategies to combine both cultural knowledge and mathematical knowledge in appropriate ways. This paper presents the results from analysing preservice teachers' statistical enquiry assignment linked to a cultural context, in a Maori-medium teacher education…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Relevance
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Willan, Momodou M. – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2016
Conducting research can present a range of challenges for students because of the complex skills and knowledge required to have critical engagement with the entire research process. This paper looks at what was involved in shaping the research journey that I am currently undertaking at a Higher Education Institution (HEI). The focus is on research…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Research, Research Methodology, Student Experience
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Tayo, Ajayi Beatrice; Olawuyi, B. O. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study employed the survey design to investigate the relevance of parent communication in preventing sexual abuse among secondary school students in Nigeria. The instrument for data collection tagged "Parent Communication Strategy for Preventing Sexual Abuse questionnaire" (PCOSPSAQ), was a researcher designed instrument. It was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexual Abuse, Surveys, Secondary School Students
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