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Kalof, Linda; Zammit-Lucia, Joe; Bell, Jessica; Granter, Gina – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Visual depictions of animals can alter human perceptions of, emotional responses to, and attitudes toward animals. Our study addressed the potential of a slideshow designed to activate emotional responses to animals to foster feelings of kinship with them. The personal meaning map measured changes in perceptions of animals. The participants were…
Descriptors: Animals, Emotional Response, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Kartchava, Eva – TESL Canada Journal, 2016
This study compared the beliefs college-level students hold about corrective feedback in different learning contexts: English as a second language (Canada, n = 197) and English as a foreign language (Russia, n = 224). The participants completed a 40-item questionnaire that dealt with various aspects of feedback found in the literature. While the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Second Language Learning
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Kalman, Calvin S.; Sobhanzadeh, Mandana; Thompson, Robert; Ibrahim, Ahmed; Wang, Xihui – Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research, 2015
This study was based on the hypothesis that students' epistemological beliefs could become more expertlike with a combination of appropriate instructional activities: (i) preclass reading with metacognitive reflection, and (ii) in-class active learning that produces cognitive dissonance. This hypothesis was tested through a five-year study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Intervention, Attitude Change
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Saadé, Raafat George; Al Sharhan, Jamal – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2015
In an educational setting, the use of online learning tools impacts student performance. Motivation and beliefs play an important role in predicting student decisions to use these learning tools. However, IT-personality entailing playfulness on the web, perceived personal innovativeness, and enjoyment may have an impact on motivations. In this…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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Jang, Yeona – Education for Information, 2015
Social media and collaboration technologies are viewed as valuable tools for creating a new reality of collaborative learning, particularly in higher education facing millennials growing up with various technologies in their daily lives. Using the example of an undergraduate course taught on-campus, this study examines how millennial students in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Qualitative Research, Cooperative Learning, Learning Activities
Fichten, Catherine S.; King, Laura; Jorgensen, Mary; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Budd, Jillian; Havel, Alice; Asuncion, Jennison; Amsel, Rhonda; Raymond, Odette; Poldma, Tiiu – Online Submission, 2015
In fall 2014 we surveyed 311 students who had been enrolled at least one semester in two Canadian junior/community colleges. We inquired about their views, experiences, and recommendations about ICTs used in their college by their instructors in face-to-face classes in various programs of study. Results show that students consistently preferred…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students