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Badu, Edward; Kissi, Ernest; Boateng, Emmanuel B.; Antwi-Afari, Maxwell F. – Africa Education Review, 2018
Education is the mainstay of the development of any nation; and in developing countries it has become the backbone of human resource development, ensuring effective growth of the economy; however, its corresponding infrastructure development is lacking. Governments around the globe are finding it difficult to provide the needed infrastructure.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Zhao, Jingming; Yuping, Wei; Maideen, Ismail; Moe, Zan Khin; Nasirudeen, A. M. A. – Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The use of smartphone for socialising and learning has become a norm among students in Singapore. Educational institutions are creating lessons and applications for use on mobile platforms. However, the effectiveness of smartphones for learning has not been well studied in Singapore. This study was conducted to understand the association between…
Descriptors: Correlation, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Academic Achievement
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Nkhoma, Clara Akuzike; Thomas, Susan; Nkhoma, Mathews Zanda; Sriratanaviriyakul, Narumon; Truong, Trang Huyen; Vo, Hung Xuan – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: Despite the growing body of literature demonstrating the role of communication in educational settings, there are limited up-to-date studies exploring the use of an instant messaging (IM) tool and its impacts on students' learning outcomes, especially in the tertiary education in Vietnam. This study approached IM as an out-of-class…
Descriptors: Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, College Freshmen, Business Administration Education
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Sekar, J. Master Arul; Eyasu, Mengesha – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2018
Generally, the behavior patterns concerns a social significance of values. This paper highlights the various behavior patterns like planner behavior, solution oriented behavior, and prescriptive behavior patterns. The main objective of the present study is to identify the behavior patterns that influence on students' achievement in psychological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Patterns, Behavior Rating Scales, Preservice Teachers
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Rababah, Khalid Ali; Khasawneh, Mohammad; Nassar, Bilal – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine the factors affecting students' intention to use cloud computing in the Jordanian universities. To achieve this purpose, a quantitative research approach which is a survey-based was deployed. Around 400 questionnaires were distributed randomly to Information Technology (IT) students at four universities in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Intention
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Istifci, Ilknur – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of EFL students studying English at the School of Foreign Languages, Anadolu University (AUSFL) on blended language learning and online learning platforms. The participants of the study consisted of 167 students whose English language proficiency level was B2 according to the Common European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Blended Learning
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Lawanto, Oenardi; Santoso, Harry B.; Lawanto, Kevin N.; Goodridge, Wade – Journal of Educators Online, 2017
The objective of this study was to evaluate students' self-regulated learning (SRL) skills used in a Web-intensive learning environment. The research question guiding the study was: How did the use of student SRL skills and student engagement in online activities compare between higher- and lower-performing students participating in a…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Control, Web Based Instruction, Learner Engagement
Anderson, Drew M.; Holt, Janet K. – Illinois Education Research Council, 2017
Most students finish high school with low levels of financial knowledge, yet they are months away from important decisions about how to finance college. Students may not know about family finances, even though parental income is a key determinant of financial aid for college. This study measures the financial knowledge of high school students by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Parents, Family Income, Knowledge Level
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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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Gheith, Eman; Aljaberi, Nahil M. – International Education Studies, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of interactive training programs in developing a set of non-cognitive skills in students at the University of Petra. Furthermore, it sought to examine the impact of the sex, academic year, and university major variables on developing these skills in students who underwent the training program, as…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Empathy, Self Esteem, Teaching Methods
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Yakar, Zeha; Turgut, Duygu – International Education Studies, 2017
Beliefs influence teacher decision in the classroom. Because of this reason, understanding teachers' beliefs is important. It is also critical to study teachers' beliefs who integrate science in the classroom. In this study, the effects of microteaching with lesson study approach on preservice science teachers' beliefs about learning and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Science Teachers
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Cansoy, Ramazan; Türkoglu, Muhammet Emin – International Education Studies, 2017
The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between the pre-service teachers' critical thinking disposition, problem-solving skills and self-efficacy beliefs. The participants of the study were 519 pre-service teachers from Afyon Kocatepe University, Education Faculty. Critical Thinking Disposition, Problem Solving Inventory, and…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Jang, Eunice Eunhee; Lajoie, Susanne P.; Wagner, Maryam; Xu, Zhenhua; Poitras, Eric; Naismith, Laura – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2017
Technology-rich learning environments (TREs) provide opportunities for learners to engage in complex interactions involving a multitude of cognitive, metacognitive, and affective states. Understanding learners' distinct learning progressions in TREs demand inquiry approaches that employ well-conceived theoretical accounts of these multiple facets.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulation, Patients
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
In 2013, we undertook research in a New Zealand University to gain insights into students' understandings of informal learning, its connection to formal learning and how they engaged in informal learning using digital and mobile technologies. A total of 765 students (postgraduate, undergraduate and first-year students) completed a questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Case Studies
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Pike, Ronald E.; Pittman, Jason M.; Hwang, Drew – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper investigates the use of a cloud computing environment to facilitate the teaching of web development at a university in the Southwestern United States. A between-subjects study of students in a web development course was conducted to assess the merits of a cloud computing environment instead of personal computers for developing websites.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Higher Education, College Students, Internet
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