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Beer, Nicola – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2019
This study evaluates a two-week MOOC delivered on FutureLearn as part of an MSc in Nursing accredited by Coventry University to establish whether learners are demonstrating transformative learning. Evaluation is in the form of a rubric which is designed using Mezirow's theory of Transformative Learning as a theoretical framework, alongside the…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Scoring Rubrics, Transformative Learning, Electronic Learning
Beer, Allison – Association of Community College Trustees, 2019
Adults who are out of work typically have low levels of education and limited work experience. In response, there has been an increased interest among leaders from the higher education and business communities to expand "earn and learn" opportunities that connect people to both postsecondary education and a career. Apprenticeships are a…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Labor Force Development
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Onorato, Pasquale; Gratton, Luigi M.; Polesell, Marta; Salmoiraghi, Alessandro; Oss, Stefano – Physics Education, 2018
We propose the use of a smartphone based apparatus as a valuable tool for investigating the optical absorption of a material and to verify the exponential decay predicted by Beer's law. The very simple experimental activities presented here, suitable for undergraduate students, allows one to measure the material transmittance including its…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Measurement, Telecommunications
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de Beer, Josef – Perspectives in Education, 2019
In this paper I reflect on the experiences of Life- and Natural Sciences teachers in the Northern Cape who engaged in classroom action research (CAR). The context was a short-learning programme (SLP) facilitated by the North-West University on epistemological border-crossing between indigenous knowledge and the school science curriculum. After the…
Descriptors: Affordances, Active Learning, Student Projects, Action Research
Bray, Jacob B.; Beer, Allison – Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
Community college students often hold knowledge from various professional and academic experiences. A challenge for these students, and for their institutions and employers, is how to formally bridge these competencies to support students' efforts to reach their academic and career goals. This issue brief looks at the practice of awarding credit…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, College Students
Beer, Allison; Bray, Jacob B. – Association of Community College Trustees, 2020
Community college students face a number of financial decisions and obligations along the path to degree completion. Students must secure resources to pay for college expenses, including their tuition, fees, and basic living necessities. Central to this is students' abilities to access financial aid resources including federal, state, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Needs, Money Management
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Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This study situates student attrition within the strategic framework of Australian public universities. It draws on organisational theory to describe higher education within a bureaucratic framework. The study uses a quantitative approach to undertake a content analysis of attrition and retention policy statements from all Australian universities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attrition, School Holding Power
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Beer, Janet – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
This paper presents a lecture given at the 17th Annual Lecture of the Association of University Administrators (AUA). The subject of the lecture is equality and diversity in higher education (HE) leadership, or possibly the absence of equality and diversity. The author focuses on what can be done to ensure that capable women enter HE leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership, Higher Education, Social Justice, Racial Differences
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Armstrong, Matthew; White, Joshua P.; Hudgins, Jesse W.; Bull, Geoffrey R.; James, Corey M.; Riegner, Dawn E.; Miller, April D.; Biaglow, Andrew – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
The Kicking Mule Brewing Co. at West Point enables members of our chemical engineering club, students, and beer enthusiasts alike to acquire chemical engineering acumen, knowledge, and skills by developing a tangible product. Through a rigorous on-site brewing process with subject matter experts, our goal is enhancement of student chemical…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Science Process Skills, Skill Development, Hands on Science
Beer, Allison; Bray, Jacob B. – Association of Community College Trustees, 2019
How can community colleges support students' goals of finding success in the workforce, both today and the future? This issue brief builds upon the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) previously published report "Partnerships for a Future-Ready Workforce" (2018) (ED605153). This brief is the first in a four-part series that…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Part Time Students
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Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
Student attrition continues to be a significant and costly challenge for higher education institutions across the globe. In Australia, universities cite the importance of addressing student attrition through strategic statements and policy documents, and expend time and resources on the problem. Despite vast expenditures, they have made little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attrition, Higher Education
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Hamper, Bruce C.; Meisel, Joseph W. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2020
"Beer Brewing: Chemical and Biochemical Principles" is a 15 week laboratory and lecture course specifically designed for nonscience majors as an introduction to science literacy via structured laboratory experiments that encourage student engagement. It provides students with a foundation in chemical and biochemical principles using a…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Lecture Method, Nonmajors, Scientific Literacy
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Roy, Sherre; Beer, Colin; Lawson, Celeste – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Much of the contemporary literature around assessment practices in higher education focuses on assessment quality and its fitness for purpose. However, there is limited research around student comprehension of written assessment task descriptions and their understanding of the task itself. The purpose of this study was to examine a number of…
Descriptors: Readability, Written Language, Student Evaluation, College Students
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Jackson, Cherine; de Beer, Josef; White, Lounell – Perspectives in Education, 2020
Manu Prakash, the developer of the foldscope microscope reported on in this paper, stated that it is important to use tools that can support open-ended inquiry in the classroom, without dumbing down those tools. Scientific equipment in the school laboratory is often very expensive and only available to those who can afford it. "Frugal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Laboratory Equipment, Science Laboratories
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Beer, Christopher Todd – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: This research uses the social science perspectives of institutions, ecological modernization and social movements to analyze the rationale used by the early-adopting universities of fossil fuel divestment in the USA. Design/methodology/approach: Through analysis of qualitative data from interviews with key actors at the universities that…
Descriptors: Fuels, Statistical Analysis, Robustness (Statistics), Qualitative Research
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