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Attardi, Stefanie M.; Gould, Douglas J.; Pratt, Rebecca L.; Roach, Victoria A. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2022
Gross anatomy is a source of anxiety for matriculating medical students due to the large volume of information presented in a truncated timeline, and because it may be their first exposure to human cadavers. This study aimed to assess if video-based resources would affect matriculating medical students' anatomy state anxiety levels. Videos were…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Orientation Materials, Medical Students, Anxiety
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Dougherty, Michael John; Nix, Kelly – Journal of Extension, 2020
Leadership changes can result in confusion for voluntary groups or community organizations. Traditionally, new leaders have received board training or been expected to learn by doing or reviewing existing policies. The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) took a new approach, with those in leadership roles…
Descriptors: Leadership, Administrative Change, Professional Associations, Extension Agents
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Denny, Eleanor – Higher Education Quarterly, 2021
This paper examines students' perspectives on the main transitional challenges experienced when commencing higher education. It explores which students are most affected by the transition and is the first paper to provide an overview of student recommendations to help improve the transition in an Irish context. The study involves large-scale…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Transitional Programs
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Surtees, Victoria; Yamamoto, Masaru – BC TEAL Journal, 2021
While universities are increasingly implementing programs to support international students' language development, fewer orientation programs have sought to provide explicit guidance on expected academic practices in Canadian institutions. Many such academic norms--including the expectation to complete weekly readings, the use of first names with…
Descriptors: Orientation Materials, Multimedia Materials, Interactive Video, Electronic Learning
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Brown, Rachel; Murphy, Simon – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
Starting university is a significant life-event, commonly involving detachment from existing social networks and emotional stresses that increase risk of drop-out. The developmental need to form new peer relationships is prominent during this period and is correlated with successful adaptation. This study investigated the role of alcohol in the…
Descriptors: On Campus Students, Student Adjustment, Drinking, Peer Relationship
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Zhao, Jennifer Cong Yan; Mawhinney, Tara – College & Research Libraries, 2020
Vernacular language videos with narration in non-English languages have been used in North American academic libraries to engage and empower international and non-native English-speaking students. This study investigated the effectiveness of McGill University Library's orientation videos from the perspective of these students, using mixed methods…
Descriptors: Orientation Materials, Video Technology, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Urbieta, Alexandra Santamaría; Peñalver, Elena Alcalde – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
The aim of this study is to assess the needs and perceived difficulties of students of a master's degree on Bilingual Education who have had to work on a master's dissertation in English. First, some relevant studies in the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will be reviewed, with a specific focus on those that tackle the challenges that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Writing (Composition), Research Projects, Orientation Materials
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Singh, Jitendra – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe how lean management principles can be used in teaching and learning processes while preparing classes for non-traditional adult learners (NALs). Careful planning and the application of lean methods can result in NALs' enhanced engagement and success at academic institutions.…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Adult Students, Curriculum Design, Administration
Riggs, Shannon A.; Linder, Kathryn E. – IDEA Center, Inc., 2016
Active learning activities and pedagogical strategies can look different in online learning environments, particularly in asynchronous courses when students are not interacting with the instructor, or with each other, in real time. This paper suggests a three-pronged approach for conceptualizing active learning in the online asynchronous class:…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Online Courses, Student Participation, Active Learning
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Schmitt, Franz-Josef; Schröder, Christian; Campbell, Züleyha Yenice; Moldenhauer, Marcus; Friedrich, Thomas – Athens Journal of Education, 2018
Research-based learning motivates students to identify with different subjects. The orientation program MINTgrün at Technische Universität Berlin offers two study semesters for open choices of teaching modules, including a series of specially designed laboratories covering topics like robotics, construction, environmental research, programming,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Centered Learning, Blended Learning
Klein, Jeffrey – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In 2009, district data revealed that new students at Appoquinimink School District (ASD) were struggling academically and socially. Several specific steps were taken to improve the outcomes of these new students. First, an in-depth review of the relevant data regarding new students in the district was conducted. A white paper on relevant research…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Districts
Robichaud, Wendy – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation presents a qualitative case study of students enrolled in online courses and how they perceived the orientation program they completed before starting these courses. The study was based on the perspectives of students enrolled in a fully online program at a small community college in western Maine. They were interviewed…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Online Courses, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Tedrick, Lou; Sumsion, Zach; Smith, Mary; Cutshall, Charlie – Training, 2012
"Training" magazine taps 2012 Training Top 125 winners and Top 10 Hall of Famers to provide their learning and development best practices in each issue. This article looks at strategies to foster technology innovation and implementation and onboarding.
Descriptors: Best Practices, Change Strategies, Success, Innovation
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Taylor, Jean M.; Dunn, Margie; Winn, Sandra K. – Online Learning, 2015
A team of instructional designers, educators, and the School of Liberal Arts (SLA) academic program coordinator from a nonprofit online college, collaborated on producing short voice-over videos with interactive elements that address the most common technology frustrations of beginning students. These videos were inserted into the "Start…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Online Courses, Virtual Universities, Pilot Projects
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Bezemer, Jeff – Linguistics and Education: An International Research Journal, 2008
This paper is about the displays of orientation that students use to participate in the classroom. It is argued that students use their direction of gaze, body posture, gesture and other modes of communication to realize such displays and respond to what goes on when they are not nominated speakers. The focus of the paper is on the silent but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Students, Nonverbal Communication, Classroom Communication
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