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Miller, L. Dee; Soh, Leen-Kiat; Samal, Ashok; Kupzyk, Kevin; Nugent, Gwen – Journal of Educational Data Mining, 2015
Learning objects (LOs) are important online resources for both learners and instructors and usage for LOs is growing. Automatic LO tracking collects large amounts of metadata about individual students as well as data aggregated across courses, learning objects, and other demographic characteristics (e.g. gender). The challenge becomes identifying…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Electronic Learning
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Dull, Richard B.; Schleifer, Lydia L. F.; McMillan, Jeffrey J. – Accounting Education, 2015
Students' goal orientations are examined using two major frameworks for learning: achievement goal theory (AGT) and students' approaches to learning (SAL). Previous student success research is extended, by examining goal constructs from the AGT framework to determine if they help explain the learning process in accounting. Data were gathered using…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Accounting
Clauson-Sells, Heather N. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examines the relationships between acculturation, academic self-efficacy and academic achievement of international college students in the United States during the 2013-2014 academic year. The subjects were 83 international students from 17 different countries- 36 students were enrolled full-time in community college level English…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Self Efficacy, Foreign Students, College Students
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Mazumder, Quamrul – International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education, 2014
To better understand the motivation and strategies used by students around the world, a comparative study among three different countries was performed. The current study used the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ) questionnaire to collect responses from students in public and private universities of Bangladesh. The results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Learning Strategies, Cross Cultural Studies
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Wernersbach, Brenna M.; Crowley, Susan L.; Bates, Scott C.; Rosenthal, Carol – Journal of Developmental Education, 2014
Although study skills courses improve student retention, the impact of study skills courses on students' academic self-efficacy has not been investigated. The present study examined pre- and posttest levels of academic self-efficacy in college students enrolled in a study skills course (n = 126) compared to students enrolled in a general education…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Investigations
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Tilley, Brian P. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
The growing proportion of non-traditional students, very commonly defined as students over the age of 25 (though other features vary from study to study) necessitates more studies with this increasingly relevant group participating. Recently, the growth of non-traditional universities such as those offering predominantly online, accelerated…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Student Characteristics, Online Courses, Acceleration (Education)
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Akyüzlüer, Fatima – Educational Research and Reviews, 2014
The purpose of this study is to identify how a four-semester music teacher education programme on self-regulation changes as they progress through the programme. The participants of the study included a total of 101 music teachers in four different semesters of their teacher preparation programme. The instrument used in this study is the Motivated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Self Control, Music
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Dunn, Karee E.; Rakes, Glenda C.; Rakes, Thomas A. – Distance Education, 2014
Academic help-seeking is an invaluable learning strategy that has not yet received much attention in the distance education research literature. The asynchronous nature of distance education and many online courses presents an inherent roadblock to help-seeking. The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of academic self-regulation,…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Help Seeking, Distance Education, Asynchronous Communication
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Zhonggen, Yu; Liu, Chang – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2014
Use of Clickers in classroom teaching and learning has become growingly popular in USA. This study aims to identify whether use of Clickers in college English class can improve learners' English proficiency and enhance students' awareness of metacognition compared with traditional multimedia aided pedagogy in Malaysian contexts. By comparing the…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Metacognition, Outcomes of Education, College English
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Kucuk, Sirin; Sahin, Ismail – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2013
Online and blended learning, developed with advances in technology, have gained relative importance in modern communities. In recent years, the concept of creating learning communities has been coined to increase effectiveness of these learning environments. Based on this concept, Garrison, Anderson, and Archer (2000) developed the Community of…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Technology, Blended Learning, Online Courses
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Shawer, Saad F. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2013
This quantitative investigation examined the influence of low and high self-efficacy on candidate teacher academic performance in a foreign language teaching methodology course through testing the speculation that high self-efficacy levels would improve pedagogical-content knowledge (PCK). Positivism guided the research design at the levels of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
Simon, Nicole A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Virtual laboratory experiments using interactive computer simulations are not being employed as viable alternatives to laboratory science curriculum at extensive enough rates within higher education. Rote traditional lab experiments are currently the norm and are not addressing inquiry, Critical Thinking, and cognition throughout the laboratory…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Science Laboratories, Teaching Methods
Rush, Karen – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Universities are challenged with finding ways to motivate the increasing number of diverse students so that the largest number of students can be expected to succeed. University success is measured by retention and graduation rates, which affect profit. A lack of academic motivation among increasingly diverse students influences student retention,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, College Students, Gender Differences
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Cambridge-Williams, Tiffany; Winsler, Adam; Kitsantas, Anastasia; Bernard, Elizabeth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2013
Nationwide, almost a third of 1st-year college students do not return to begin their sophomore year, and the 5-year graduation rate for undergraduates is only around 40%. It is important for universities to implement interventions, such as freshman transition courses, to help new students adjust to college life and succeed, and it is critical that…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Living Learning Centers, School Holding Power, Self Efficacy
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Purdie, Fiona; Ward, Lisa; McAdie, Tina; King, Nigel; Drysdale, Maureen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2013
Work-integrated learning (WIL) provides an opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, competence, and experience, which increase employability and lead to more satisfying careers. Research indicates that WIL results in improved academic- and occupationally-related outcomes. However, there is a paucity of quantitative research examining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Work Experience Programs, Career Readiness
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