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Farazmand, Farideh A.; Green, Robert D. – Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 2012
In response to the current challenges to undergraduate business education, this study examines seniors, and sophomores and juniors active, or applied learning outcomes (knowledge, skills, personal development). The sample includes 143 students (51 seniors and 92 sophomores and juniors) who participated in applied course projects. The data analysis…
Descriptors: College Seniors, College Freshmen, Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains
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
Flesvig Bruland, Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Many in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) agree that interaction is a critical component in the process of second language acquisition (Hatch 1978; Long, 1996; Pica 1994). According to Long (1996), second language (L2) learners have the best chance of successful L2 acquisition when placed in an environment in which conversational…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
LaSota, Robin Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation utilizes an explanatory, sequential mixed-methods research design to assess factors influencing community college students' transfer probability to baccalaureate-granting institutions and to present promising practices in colleges and states directed at improving upward transfer, particularly for low-income and first-generation…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Transfer of Training, Probability
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Johnson, Teresa R.; Khalil, Mohammed K.; Peppler, Richard D.; Davey, Diane D.; Kibble, Jonathan D. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2014
In the present study, we describe the innovative use of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) as a progress test during the preclerkship medical curriculum. The main aim of this study was to provide external validation of internally developed multiple-choice assessments in a new medical…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Formative Evaluation