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Hammett, Victoria LaFrieda – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Research has focused on faculty's preparation and expertise that is vital to successfully integrating technology into courses (Mishra & Koehler 2006). The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine which aspect faculty members are utilizing when integrating technology into courses in higher education. The research questions that…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technology Integration, Higher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Lee, Michael C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quantitative experimental posttest-only control group research study was to determine the degree to which differences exist in outcomes between students using a video game-based instruction and students using a traditional non-video game-based instruction in accelerated degree program courses at a 4-year university in Illinois…
Descriptors: Video Games, Educational Games, Writing Instruction, Writing Achievement
Baker, Amanda R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation consists of a theoretical essay and two empirical studies exploring the associations between students' perspectives on knowledge, the processes they use to negotiate dissonance, and their subsequent service-learning outcomes. The overarching goal of this research is to better understand why some students productively negotiate…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Postsecondary Education, Service Learning, Outcomes of Education
Skinner, Benjamin Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In this dissertation I investigate postsecondary online education with three research questions: 1. What is the connection between broadband access and the number of students who attempt online coursework? 2. What is the effect of online course delivery on course persistence and, conditional on completion, the likelihood of passing the course? 3.…
Descriptors: Bayesian Statistics, Online Courses, Enrollment, Conventional Instruction
Kim, Hyejung – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Students in postsecondary institutions come from diverse communities in terms of social markers, such as race and dis/abilities. Although higher education increases one's chances of social mobility, the opportunities are still limited for students from non-dominant communities. In this regard, this study examines the strategies that families…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Autism, Postsecondary Education, Case Studies
Deutsch, Melissa – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Each year, post-secondary institutions across the nation enroll thousands of students into developmental mathematics courses. Success rates are low for students placed in developmental mathematics courses employing traditional teaching practices. Secondary institutions utilizing more engaging pedagogies and high impact practices, such as…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Remedial Mathematics, Developmental Studies Programs, Statistical Analysis
Goodlowe-Scott, Quinhon N. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In high schools across the country, college readiness standards have emerged as an important post-secondary educational outcome. Previous reform efforts have largely focused on "failing schools" versus "failing students" (Weissberg, 2010). This study takes the view that student learning habits might be better determinants of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, College Readiness, Postsecondary Education
Bongoy, Batombo M. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This was a hermeneutic-phenomenological study on homeless students' life-world in urban, postsecondary public educational institutions. The sample population comprised 10 male and female Hispanic, Black, and Caucasian homeless student participants enrolled in professional and academic programs in postsecondary public vocational institutions…
Descriptors: Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, Homeless People, Urban Schools
Valle, Danielle Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
As online education grows, institutions must develop and evaluate student services to meet the needs of adult online students. The university at which the study was conducted had growing online enrollment, but no systematic examination of services from the students' perspective to drive service development and improvement. This represented a gap…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Personnel Services, Online Systems, Data Analysis
Wolusky, G. Anthony – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This quantitative study used a web-based questionnaire to assess the attitudes and perceptions of online and hybrid faculty towards student-centered asynchronous virtual teamwork (AVT) using the technology acceptance model (TAM) of Davis (1989). AVT is online student participation in a team approach to problem-solving culminating in a written…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Asynchronous Communication, Teamwork
Chisenhall, Debra Ellen – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study examined preservice elementary education students' sense of efficacy regarding student engagement, instructional strategies, and classroom management based on the type of observations they completed. A total sample size of 64 elementary education students enrolled in four sections of an introductory elementary education course and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies
Tolman, Steven – ProQuest LLC, 2016
There are over 700,000 international students currently studying in the U.S. (McMurtrie, 2011) contributing close to $12 billion yearly to the U.S. economy (Altbach, 2004). Universities cannot take for granted that international students will choose U.S. institutions. While great attention and research efforts have been given to support programs…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Housing, State Colleges, Statistical Analysis
Bauman, Carina – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation explores language as a resource for the formation and expression of ethnic identity among the members of an Asian American college sorority. As a community of practice organized around ethnicity, the sorority provides an excellent site to examine the mutually constitutive relationship of language and ethnic identity. Two features…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Asian Americans, Interviews, Ethnography
Pete, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The problem addressed by this project study was low levels of adjunct faculty compliance and satisfaction with the professional development program at a local college. The purpose of the study was to determine if an alternative delivery method would yield higher levels of compliance and satisfaction than would a traditional professional…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Professional Development, Andragogy, Independent Study
Baxter, Matthew Jack – ProQuest LLC, 2016
How master of business administration (MBA) graduates influence themselves to achieve their objectives in their careers can be linked to how well they identified with academics throughout their education. It is important that scholars understand this relationship between academic and career performance. The ability to self-regulate, self-motivate,…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Career Development, Questionnaires
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