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Soiferman, L. Karen – Online Submission, 2016
This paper is a commentary on how the student population of Canadian universities has changed with the arrival of international students. It discusses some of the issues that instructors have when teaching and interacting with their international students such as overcoming the language barrier, and being aware and respectful of cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Student Diversity, Student Characteristics
Simsek, Ali – Online Submission, 2013
Professor Reigeluth emphasizes that the work of educational technology researchers should focus on advancing instructional design theories rather than investigating some trendy aspects of utilizing educational media in schools. He makes the point that such an orientation will provide a comprehensive framework for efforts toward improving education…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Educational Media, Educational Change
Chen, Dianbing; Yang, Xinxiao – Online Submission, 2013
Ongoing globalization and immigration bring diversity and rich cultural elements to American organizations at all levels. An educational environment with faculty and leaders from people of colors will set a good example for all students, especially for students of color who are eager to explore ideas and arguments at a thoughtful level to rethink…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Personnel Selection, Diversity (Faculty)
Gentry, Ruben – Online Submission, 2013
Tenure provides professors with a unique level of job security and utmost respect in the academy (Shea, 2002). Receiving tenure and progressing through the academic ranks are among the most visible and valued accomplishments for college and university faculty (Perna, 2001). Faculty who achieve excellence in teaching, research, and service readily…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Job Security, Salaries
Viviano, Thomas – Online Submission, 2012
When speaking of educational leadership today there are many characteristics of leadership that are needed that perhaps were not necessary five, ten, or fifteen years ago. Technology's impact on how students learn and how teachers teach has had educational leadership think about more innovative ways in which to prepare, deliver, and assess…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Vocational Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness
Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali Salmani – Online Submission, 2012
This paper claims that the current theories of Self-regulated learning (SRL) are short-sighted. The author provides a comprehensive, but brief, overview of SRL which addresses such issues as (a) SRL processes, (b) SRL strategies, (c) compartments of SRL, (d) theories of SRL, (e) agency in SRL, and (f) models of SRL. He then presents a new model…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Models, Educational Theories, Learning Processes
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2012
A larger scale context for power teaching includes ideas from Duane Elgin, Lester Brown, Al Gore and many others. Collectively, they say the convergence of systems level global problems without national borders place before humankind a choice the species has never encountered in 195,000 years of life on "Spaceship Earth." In Elgin's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Small Colleges, Global Approach, Black Colleges
Tian-Ping, Yang – Online Submission, 2012
Since implementation of reform and opening-up policy, China's teacher education has got significant success on policy design, legislation process, theory research, system reform, model innovation and teaching qualification system building. Teachers' educational background level has been increased. Teachers' professional ethics and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
Lee, Lung-Sheng – Online Submission, 2012
Technology refers to making or doing things to extend human capability to meet our needs or wants. Both technology and engineering are closely related. The majority of faculty and students in both Kisarazu National College of Technology (Kisarazu Kosen or KNCT) and National United University (NUU) are in the field of engineering. Based upon a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education, Higher Education
Jotia, Agreement Lathi – Online Submission, 2011
This paper addresses the fact that although globalization cannot be resisted by the nation-state, it is often confronted by mixed reactions from both the GN (Global North) and the GS (Global South). The essay charges that globalization has political, economic and cultural impact on the nation-state, which ultimately impacts the issue of identity…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Nationalism
Bailey, Steven – Online Submission, 2011
Today's students can come from a larger area than just high school. With the entire world's conflicts and today's society, more and more of our present day students may have come from the military ranks. Though we have not come to an actual draft system, more and more modern day students have served their time in the military, to keep America…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Military Personnel, College Bound Students, Veterans
Zelazek, John R. – Online Submission, 2011
Graduate students across the world in higher education have self-selected themselves into their chosen degree programs, and each student tends to be assigned an advisor, or multiple advisors, to assist them through these programs. Graduate students tend to be self-directed and read most, if not all, of the literature supplied by an institution to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Graduate Students, Academic Advising, College Faculty
Jones, Joseph R. – Online Submission, 2011
This presentation is premised on a research study that was conducted with a group of secondary teachers. The study examined how teachers grappled with issues surrounding homophobia and heterosexism in their schools. For the purpose of this presentation, some of the findings from this study have been applied to the college campus. Specifically, the…
Descriptors: Campuses, College Administration, Homosexuality, School Safety
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2011
What might count as a world class, national public education system in 2020? That empty cup took the floor at the 2010 Future of Learning (FoL) Summer Institute at Harvard University. It traveled from Longfellow Hall's lecture room on Appian Way to several learning groups scattered around campus. Though not deliberately created to think about…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Educational Change, Public Education, Educational Technology
Vevere, Nina; Kozlinskis, Vulfs – Online Submission, 2011
Students' evaluations of teaching quality are one of the crucial components of the teaching quality evaluation (along with external evaluation, opinions of colleagues, etc.). According to our research and professional experience, the teaching quality has to be examined in correlation with personality traits of a lecturer. Students' surveys (aiming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Teacher Effectiveness, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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