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Alcaide-Pulido, Purificación; Alves, Helena; Gutiérrez-Villar, Belén – Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 2017
Education is considered a fundamental element in society's development, and higher education institutions (HEIs) must direct a part of their activity towards supporting countries' social, economic and cultural progress. It is crucial that HEIs develop diverse marketing and management strategies, above all image management, since this will make…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Models, Higher Education
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Cela-Ranilla, Jose María; Esteve-Gonzalez, Vanessa; Esteve-Mon, Francesc; Gisbert-Cervera, Merce – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2014
In this study we analyze how 57 Spanish university students of Education developed a learning process in a virtual world by conducting activities that involved the skill of self-management. The learning experience comprised a serious game designed in a 3D simulation environment. Descriptive statistics and non-parametric tests were used in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Simulated Environment, Computer Simulation
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Cela-Ranilla, Jose M.; Esteve-Mon, Francesc M.; Esteve-González, Vanessa; Gisbert-Cervera, Merce – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Emerging technologies are providing opportunities for designing new learning environments, especially environments in which students can learn by putting their skills into practice. Knowledge about the development of these experiences needs to be accumulated and processed so that they can be integrated effectively into training programmes. In this…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Self Management, Teamwork, Marketing
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Borràs, Eulàlia; Moore, Emilee – English Language Teaching, 2019
This paper explores the interactions of a groupwork team composed of both local and exchange students, with heterogeneous competence in English, in an English-medium CLIL context at a technical university in Catalonia. Plurilingual and multimodal conversation analysis is used to trace how the students jointly complete an academic task. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language of Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Mareque, Mercedes; de Prada Creo, Elena; Gonzalez-Sanchez, Maria Beatriz – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to gain insight into the way leisure activities and soft skills relate to creativity in higher education. It determines which activities have a positive impact on the student body's overall education. Previous research evidences the relationship between specific leisure activities and creativity performance in…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Leisure Time, Correlation, Student Attitudes
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Bemposta-Rosende, Sergio; García-García, María José; Escribano-Otero, Juan José – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2011
In recent years, learning management systems (LMS) have become very popular in almost all traditional universities, generating a new learning strategy approach, mixing elements from both traditional and online learning: the blended learning or b-learning. How these new environments influence teaching activities and learning processes are the main…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Learning Activities, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Placencia, María Elena; Fuentes Rodríguez, Catalina; Palma-Fahey, María – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
Nominal and pronominal address forms, which play a central role in the construction of interpersonal relations (cf. Bargiela et al. 2002; Clyne et al. 2009), have been the focus of attention in different linguistics subfields for several decades now. Less attention, however, has been paid to these forms from a variational pragmatics (Schneider and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Role Playing, Spanish
Anaya, Antonio R.; Boticario, Jesus G. – International Working Group on Educational Data Mining, 2009
Data mining methods are successful in educational environments to discover new knowledge or learner skills or features. Unfortunately, they have not been used in depth with collaboration. We have developed a scalable data mining method, whose objective is to infer information on the collaboration during the collaboration process in a…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Cooperative Learning, College Students, Adult Students
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Padilla-Melendez, A.; Garrido-Moreno, A.; Del Aguila-Obra, A. R. – Computers & Education, 2008
This paper describes an exploratory study of 225 management students in a medium-sized university in southern Spain. The influences of gender and previous experience as determinants of technology use were analysed. Furthermore, a modified Technology Acceptance Model, using SEM, was applied to explain the influence of perceived computer…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Intention, Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2016, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 of April to 2 of May, 2016. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
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Bartolomé, Antonio; Cebrian-de-la-Serna, Manuel – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2017
Even if we can find several PLE models and proposals based on the use of Web 2.0 resources, the problem of what resources to choose and how to organize them has not yet reached a specific or clear solution. During a semester, 18 students of Social Education at the University of Barcelona learnt how to use Web 2.0 resources in Social Education, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gondra, Ager; Czerwionka, Lori – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2018
This investigation examined intercultural knowledge development in a short-term study abroad program in a cultural and linguistic minority context (Basque Country, Spain). A pre- and post-program quantitative and qualitative design was used with 26 participants. The quantitative, survey-based results demonstrated an increase in intercultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Study Abroad, Knowledge Management, Pretests Posttests
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Castro, Paloma; Derivry-Plard, Martine – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Intercultural telecollaboration allows for a radical change in language education. New technologies enable learners of different languages and cultures to practice their intercultural skills. Teachers no longer need to design "fake" role-plays to develop interaction in the target language. Above all, teachers have the possibility to…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fernández-Díaz, Elia; Rodríguez-Hoyos, Carlos; Calvo Salvador, Adelina; Braga Blanco, Gloria; Fernández-Olaskoaga, Lorea; Gutiérrez-Esteban, Prudencia – Educational Action Research, 2019
This article focuses on the deconstruction of an inter-university action research project that has allowed us to rethink our teaching and research, questioning the social, political and ethical dimensions of the university. Following the pre-assembly proposal to promote participatory convergence, organized within the framework of the 1st Global…
Descriptors: Convergent Thinking, Institutional Cooperation, Universities, Participatory Research
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