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Abdallah, Mahmoud M. S. – Educational Action Research, 2017
Action research (AR)--as a participatory, problem-oriented methodology--has been employed recently in Egypt to resolve complicated classroom and learning problems, and provide context-based solutions. Simultaneously, new "special education" courses have been included recently in the university bylaws of Egyptian colleges of education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hoadley, Susan; Wood, Leigh N.; Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate and identify threshold concepts that are the essential conceptual content of finance programmes. Design/Methodology/Approach: Conducted in three stages with finance academics and students, the study uses threshold concepts as both a theoretical framework and a research methodology. Findings: The…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Financial Services, Fundamental Concepts, Curriculum Design
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Salmon, Gilly; Nie, Ming; Edirisingha, Palitha – Educational Research, 2010
Background: In the 1990s, Salmon developed a five-stage model for enabling and scaffolding remote groups to work and learn together using asynchronous bulletin boards. The model has informed online learning and development practice across different levels and education for online and blended learning. Purpose: This paper reports our testing of the…
Descriptors: Photography, Archaeology, Cognitive Mapping, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Ellis, Bronwyn; Watkinson, Julie; Sawyer, Janet – Education in Rural Australia, 2010
The final stage of a longitudinal research project that focused on identifying the impact of a new university presence in a South Australian regional city is presented in this paper, which continues the account given at the 2009 SPERA Conference. The early stages comprised focus groups of stakeholders, staff involved, and students, and surveys of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Higher Education, School Community Relationship
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AlFuqaha, Isam Najib – Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
This paper attempts to delineate the frameworks of learner-centered vis-à-vis teacher-centered processes of learning prevalent in the second decade of the twenty-first century. It defines the pedagogical changes that have emerged due to the development of delivery technologies, and the interrelations among teachers, students, and knowledge. The…
Descriptors: Social Media, Cooperation, Social Networks, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Phillips, Peter; Loch, Birgit – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper is an empirical analysis of the first stage of an ongoing effort to introduce technology to enhance student learning in introductory corporate finance within a multi-campus and multi-mode regional Australian University. The engagement and performance of low socio-economic status (SES) students is of particular interest because…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Business Administration Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Status
Schwalbe, Michelle Kristin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This dissertation has two primary concerns: (i) evaluating the uncertainty and prediction capabilities of a nanodiamond drug delivery model using Bayesian calibration and bias correction, and (ii) determining conceptual difficulties of multi-scale analysis from an engineering education perspective. A Bayesian uncertainty quantification scheme…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Delivery Systems, Cancer, Chemistry
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Yancey, Kathleen Blake – Theory Into Practice, 2015
How does one grade an electronic portfolio? This question is one I have thought about, have enacted, and have written about, primarily in reference to ePortfolios used in writing classrooms (Yancey, McElroy, & Powers, 2013). But what happens when the content and developmental levels are changed, in this case from an undergraduate first-year…
Descriptors: Grading, Portfolio Assessment, Electronic Publishing, Teaching Methods
Warell, Suzanne Scaffidi – ProQuest LLC, 2009
While research on online MBA courses is growing rapidly, teaching specific skills using online delivery formats is a relatively new stream of research in graduate business education. In this study, adult learning methods such as experiential activities, discussion, teamwork, and action learning were used in a seven-week online MBA course to…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Graduate Students, Online Courses, Pretests Posttests
Downs, Holly A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Enormous demands for online degrees in higher education have increased the pressure on universities to launch web courses and degrees quickly and, at times, without properly attending to the quality of these ventures. There is scarce research that defines which quality indicators are used to assess cyberlearning environments, how different…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
Ozoglu, Murat – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine and identify support service needs and preferences of distance learners studying at the Turkish Open Education System (OES). In order to fulfill this purpose, views and perceptions of OES students on importance and accessibility of student support services at the OES were investigated through a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, Open Universities, Employment Level
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O'Keefe, Joan; Tait, Karen – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2004
Through a three-stage thematic model this research has examined the evolution of the Senior Practitioner, a term introduced by the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Surestart Unit, which advocates the promotion and recognition of the importance of staff with advanced and specialist skills, knowledge and experience. This status is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Critical Thinking, Teaching Experience
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Dollman, James – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2005
The "Learning Trail" is an innovative application of peer-mediated instruction designed to enhance student learning in large practical classes. The strategy specifically seeks to improve participants' attention to details of protocol that are often difficult to observe during teacher-centered demonstrations to large groups. Students…
Descriptors: Discussion, Information Transfer, Foreign Countries, Sciences