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Gil-Doménech, Dolors; Berbegal-Mirabent, Jasmina – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
It is of utmost importance to innovate in current teaching practices at higher education in order to enhance learners' involvement, comprehension, cooperation and motivation. In non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programmes students tend to display a negative attitude towards mathematic-related courses, which usually…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hortigüela-Alcalá, David; Sánchez-Santamaría, José; Pérez-Pueyo, Ángel; Abella-García, Víctor – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Social networks have a significant presence in universities. More and more teachers are showing an interest in taking advantage of the possibilities they offer for university learning. An empirical study was carried out. The research hypothesis was: the pedagogical use of Twitter and Instagram improves students' motivation and learning. The sample…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Social Networks, Factor Analysis, Teaching Methods
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Abella-García, Víctor; Delgado-Benito, Vanesa; Ausín-Villaverde, Vanesa; Hortigüela-Alcalá, David – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2019
Microblogging networks can potentially increase reflection, learning, and collaboration among undergraduate students. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the use of Twitter can enhance perceived learning and promote critical thinking, collaborative learning, and active student roles. The participants, 202 undergraduate students,…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Journals, Student Journals, Active Learning
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Meseguer-Martinez, Angel; Ros-Galvez, Alejandro; Rosa-Garcia, Alfonso – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
We analyse the factors that determine the number of clicks on the "Like" button in online teaching videos, with a sample of teaching videos in the area of Microeconomics across Spanish-speaking countries. The results show that users prefer short online teaching videos. Moreover, some features of the videos have a significant impact on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Huong, Vu Thi; Casadesus, Marti; Marimon, Frederic – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
The aims of this study are threefold in their approach to English academy teaching: (i) to assess learner satisfaction, (ii) to assess the impact of satisfaction on loyalty and (iii) to assess the three constructs that we considered to be the antecedents of learner satisfaction: learner motivation, learner attitude and service quality. To collect…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Student Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Jiménez-Castillo, David; Sánchez-Fernández, Raquel; Marín-Carrillo, Gema M. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2017
This study explores the effectiveness of the sequential use of lectures and video podcasting in higher education. Drawing together several theories, this paper examines the influence of student's perceived prior knowledge gained from lectures and technology acceptance model-related variables on student's self-reported assimilation of new material…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Materials
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López-Bonilla, Jesús Manuel; López-Bonilla, Luis Miguel – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
Absenteeism has been a common and very extended problem in university spheres for several years. This problem has become a permanent feature in academic studies in general, yet it has received scarce empirical research attention. This work is focused on the analysis of the factors that determine university absenteeism. It evaluates a series of…
Descriptors: Tourism, Undergraduate Students, Attendance, Average Daily Attendance
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Jiménez-Mejías, E.; Amezcua-Prieto, C.; Martínez-Ruiz, V.; Olvera-Porcel, M. C.; Jiménez-Moleón, J. J.; Lardelli Claret, P. – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on university students' satisfaction with and academic performance in a course on epidemiology and social and demographic health. The participants in this interventional study were 529 students (272 in the intervention group and 257 in the control group) enrolled in a…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Problem Based Learning
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Neira-Piñeiro, María del Rosario – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This paper describes two innovative experiences with ICT in teacher training by means of the development of two blogs about children's and young adults' literature. The study of both activities shows the usefulness of blogs in higher education and their contribution to the linguistic and literary training of future teachers. The results show that…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites