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Medway, Dominic; Roper, Stuart; Gillooly, Leah – British Educational Research Journal, 2018
Contract cheating is currently a concern for universities and the higher education (HE) sector. It has been brought into the spotlight in recent years through the growth of online essay mills, where students can easily commission and purchase written assessment responses. This study contributes to the wider literature on academic integrity in HE…
Descriptors: Cheating, Contracts, College Students, Higher Education
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Perez-Encinas, Adriana; Rodriguez-Pomeda, Jesus – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
In this article, we analyze international students' perceptions of their needs when going abroad. The trend toward internationalization and the increase in mobility drives the agenda for globalization in many higher education institutions, and in some cases without any clear strategy for identifying the possible needs of international students.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Student Needs, Student Mobility
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Argles, Tom – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Strong demand for GIS and burgeoning cohorts have encouraged the delivery of GIS teaching via online distance education models. This contribution reviews a brief foray (2012-2014) into this field by the Open University, deploying open source GIS software to enable students to perform practical science investigations online. The "Remote…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Online Courses, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Whitfield, Petronilla – Research in Drama Education, 2016
This article shares the author's research focusing on the facilitation of acting students with dyslexia in actor-training. For some individuals with dyslexia the translation of the written text into image-based symbols using technological modalities can play a crucial role to access and make concrete the meaning of the words; in this case…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Drama, Theater Arts, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Prescott, Lynda – Open Learning, 2016
For students new to higher education, the task of developing their academic writing skills, and particularly the principles and practices of source-referencing, can be daunting. Although institutions and teachers can and do provide positive guidance on this score, all too often students veer into inadvertent plagiarism through lack of confidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Open Universities, Writing Instruction
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Devanny, David; McGowan, Jack – Research in Drama Education, 2016
This provocation shares findings from the use of bespoke voice-recognition performance software in a number of seminars (which took place in the 2014-2016 academic years at Glasgow School of Art, University of Warwick, and Falmouth University). The software, made available through this publication, is a web-app which uses Google Chrome's native…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Software, Assistive Technology, Performance
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Leahy, Christine – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2016
This research study explores the learning potential of a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) activity. Research suggests that the dual emphasis on content development and language accuracy, as well as the complexity of L2 production in natural settings, can potentially create cognitive overload. This study poses the question whether, and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Chew, Esyin; Ding, Seong Lin; Rowell, Gill – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
Considering the change of attitudes of plagiarism detection to assessment for learning, it is necessary to explore the effect of the paradigm shift for Turnitin, from "plagiarism detection" to self-service learning aid. Two research questions are explored in the present study: (1) How Turnitin augments self-service skills of students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Identification, Attitude Change
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Penman, Christine –, 2015
This case study situates the collaborative design of learning objects (interactive online learning material) using the LOC (Learning Object Creator) software in the context of language activities external to the core learning activities of language students at a UK university. It describes the creative and pedagogical processes leading to the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, French, Second Language Instruction
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Zhang, Dongyang; Joy, Mike; Cosma, Georgina; Boyatt, Russell; Sinclair, Jane; Yau, Jane – Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 2014
There has been much research and discussion relating to variations in plagiaristic activity observed in students from different demographic backgrounds. Differences in behaviour have been noted in many studies, although the underlying reasons are still a matter of debate. Existing work focuses mainly on textual plagiarism, and most often derives…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Computer Software, College Students
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Petersen, Sobah Abbas; Procter-Legg, Emma; Cacchione, Annamaria – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2014
This paper describes three case studies, where language learners were invited to use "LingoBee" as a means of supporting their language learning. LingoBee is a mobile app that provides user-generated language content in a cloud-based shared repository. Assuming that today's students are mobile savvy and "Digital Natives" able…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Computer Software, Technological Literacy
Sultany, Ajmal; Halford, Samantha – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
There has been an exponential growth of e-learning in the UK Higher Education. However, there is a growing opinion that e-learning practitioners are not critical enough and that they should adopt a more techno-negative or techno-scepticism approach when implementing new e-learning tools. In this paper we use a techno-scepticism framework to assess…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Electronic Learning, College Faculty
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Watson, Ian Robert – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This research builds upon the discourse surrounding digital natives. A literature review into the digital native phenomena was undertaken and found that researchers are beginning to identify the digital native as not one cohesive group but of individuals influenced by other factors. Primary research by means of questionnaire survey of technologies…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Technology Uses in Education, Media Literacy, Statistical Analysis
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Brooks, Pauline – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2012
This article will discuss the issues concerning the storage, retrieval and use of multimedia technology in dance, and how semantic web technologies can support those requirements. It will identify the key aims and outcomes of four international telematic dance projects, and review the use of reflective practice to engage students in their learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Dance, Semantics
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