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Levy, Dawn – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Community colleges have embraced distance education as a means to provide increased flexibility and access to their large numbers of non-traditional students. Retention rates and student achievement measures alone may not reflect all of the benefits and opportunities that online learning, blended or hybrid learning, and technology enhanced…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Online Courses, Community Colleges, College Students
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Adkins, Megan; Bice, Matthew R.; Worrell, Vicki; Unruh, Nita – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Schools continue to integrate the use of technology, and gymnasiums are not an exception. The purpose of the study was to determine the comfort level of Physical Education teachers integrating technology in the gymnasium, determine types of professional development provided for technology use, and potential barriers associated with technology…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Sanford, John F.; Naidu, Jaideep T. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Early education has classically introduced reading, writing, and mathematics. Recent literature discusses the importance of adding "computational thinking" as a core ability that every child must learn. The goal is to develop students by making them equally comfortable with computational thinking as they are with other core areas of…
Descriptors: Computation, Early Childhood Education, Mathematical Concepts, Spreadsheets
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Shaha, Steven; Glassett, Kelly; Copas, Aimee; Huddleston, T. Lisa – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Professional development and learning has a long history in seminar-like models, as well as in the more educator-personal delivery approaches. The question is whether an intentionally coordinated, integrated combination of the two PDL approaches will have best impacts for educators as quantified in improved student performance. Contrasts between…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Electronic Learning, Seminars, Alignment (Education)
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Rosenberg, Stuart; Mosca, Joseph – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Students who become members of fraternities and sororities avail themselves of significant opportunities that enrich their college life. Faculty advisors play an important role in assisting fraternities and sororities in shaping students' leadership, scholastic, and personal development. Given the risks such as alcohol use and hazing that continue…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Fraternities, Faculty Advisers, Guidance Programs
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Schmidt, Stacy M. P.; Ralph, David L. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
The traditional classroom has utilized the "I Do", "We Do", "You Do" as a strategy for teaching for years. The flipped classroom truly flips that strategy. The teacher uses "You Do", "We Do", "I Do" instead. Homework, inquiry, and investigation happen in the classroom. At home students…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Reynolds, Douglas B. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
During and after the Financial Crisis of 2008, many institutions of higher learning have had revenue and budgetary reductions, forcing them to make severe university budget cuts and university reductions in force. Often the university cuts are preceded by a process of evaluation of academic programs where institutions determine what they stand for…
Descriptors: Budgets, Retrenchment, Universities, Costs
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Hofmeyer, Anne; Toffoli, Luisa; Vernon, Rachael; Taylor, Ruth; Fontaine, Dorrie; Klopper, Hester C.; Coetzee, Siedine Knobloch – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Background: There is an increasing global demand for higher education to incorporate flexible delivery. Nursing education has been at the forefront of developing flexible online education and offering programs "anywhere and anytime". In response to calls to teach compassion in nursing education, there is an abundance of literature…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Online Courses, Qualitative Research, Online Surveys
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Guffey, Sarah K.; Slater, Stephanie J.; Schleigh, Sharon P.; Slater, Timothy F.; Heyer, Inge – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Internationally much attention is being paid to which of a seemingly endless list of scientific concepts should be taught to schoolchildren to enable them to best participate in the global economy of the 21st Century. In regards to science education, the concepts framing the subject of geology holds exalted status as core scientific principles in…
Descriptors: Geology, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Standards
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Schimmel, Ian – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the entrepreneurial orientation reflected in the experiences of seasoned entrepreneurial educators as they reflect on the development of their innovative practices. The researcher used the Entrepreneurial Orientation of Lumpkin and Dess (1996) as a theoretical lens to accompany interpretive research…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Elementary Secondary Education, Experienced Teachers
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Buff, Cheryl L.; Devasagayam, Raj – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
The benefits of undergraduate research continue to receive academic attention and it is becoming an engaged learning practice present on many college campuses today. As research participation grows, an opportunity exists to showcase the work being accomplished and to use this public presentation to foster a culture of undergraduate research on…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Conferences (Gatherings), Business Administration Education
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Ekblaw, Robert – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Group projects have long been used in face-to-face instruction to improve cognitive learning among its students. Group projects not only provide practical experience and allow students to practice the concepts they have learned, but also teach the students creative construction and group dynamics. As important as group projects have proven in…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Student Projects, Electronic Learning, Group Dynamics
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Pinto, Jo Ann M.; Lohrey, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
This paper examines two divergent viewpoints about whether or not class attendance should be mandatory in higher education. The authors, both accounting professors at the same institution, delineate their respective viewpoints citing school policy, federal regulations and academic freedom as factors which motivate their attendance policy.
Descriptors: Attendance, College Students, Federal Regulation, Academic Freedom
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Kilburn, Brandon; Kilburn, Ashley; Davis, Dexter – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
E-service quality of online higher education reflects the student's perception of quality of online exchanges across four dimensions: fulfillment, efficiency, system availability and privacy. This study links e-service quality to intentions to remain loyal as mediated by perceived value in an online higher education environment. AMOS is used to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Online Surveys, Online Systems
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Lawler, James; Molluzzo, John C. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2016
Bullying is considered to be omnipresent in business firms and prevalent in entrepreneurial firms in information systems and in departments of information systems in industry. Entrepreneurialism and narcissism of personalities in the information systems profession may be perceived as especially predisposed to bullying. The authors of this paper…
Descriptors: Bullying, Knowledge Level, Information Systems, Computer Science Education
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