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Laura Sperl; Clara Marie Breier; Eric Grießbach; Stefan R. Schweinberger – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
In response to COVID-19, universities worldwide experienced drastic and sudden changes including the need to shift to online teaching and assessment. Following previous research suggesting that individual differences in typing skills could influence text quantity and quality, we investigated whether university students' typing speed is related to…
Descriptors: Office Occupations Education, College Freshmen, Skill Development, Online Courses
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Jihyun Lee; Rachel Brooks; Jessie Abrahams – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Despite existing empirical work that explores the multiple ways in which students develop a sense of belonging in higher education, there is a dearth of comparative research about the extent to which the concepts of community and belonging are central to what it means to be a student and how students in different national contexts (beyond…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Student Experience, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Xu, Xing; Peng, Jing; Xia, Yunni; Zhang, Rui – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Despite an extensive body of literature scrutinising international students' short-term and long-term mobility experiences, little is known about the connection between the two. To address this gap, this study looks into the perception of a group of Chinese international students on how participation in their short-term mobility (STM) experience…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Foreign Students, Student Experience, Achievement Gains
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Kuhn, Axel; Schneider, Ute; Schwabe, Annika – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
Digital text has become the dominant medium for participation in higher education. Yet little is known about the consequences from the shift to digital text usage on the academic reading practices of specific groups of students. Using a unique data set of higher education students, we analyse differences in digital reading skills, practices,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Gender Differences, Reading Skills
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Skakni, I.; Maggiori, C.; Masdonati, J.; Akkermans, J. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
This study examines the extent to which career competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to manage one's own work and learning experiences to achieve the desired career progression) are prevalent amongst early career researchers (ECRs). We adapted the Career Competencies Questionnaire [Akkermans, J., Brenninkmeijer, V., Huibers, H.,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Competence, Job Skills
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Pineda, Pedro; Ashour, Sanaa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2023
This study is the result of interviewing administrators and academics as well as conducting content analysis of student evaluation of teaching (SET) forms in 14 universities in Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The aim was to establish whether and if so, how, this procedure differs in two highly hierarchical social and academic contexts.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Competencies
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Stamov Roßnagel, Christian; Fitzallen, Noleine; Lo Baido, Katrin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
The constructive alignment (CA) of university teaching has received considerable attention from a policy-making perspective, but much less so from a student perspective. Against this background, we explored the relationships between CA and student motivation, and between CA and perceived learning demands. Fifty-six students from two second-year…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Difficulty Level
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Fabriz, Sabine; Hansen, Miriam; Heckmann, Carmen; Mordel, Julia; Mendzheritskaya, Julia; Stehle, Sebastian; Schulze-Vorberg, Lukas; Ulrich, Immanuel; Horz, Holger – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
The professional development of academic teaching staff has become increasingly visible in higher education, even though there is still not enough evidence on how teachers change through such initiatives. Because flexibility in teaching is a commonly found demand, knowledge and core beliefs of one's own ability to teach are pivotal. We present…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, College Faculty, Teacher Workshops, Self Efficacy
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Brooks, Rachel; Gupta, Achala; Jayadeva, Sazana; Abrahams, Jessie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2021
Across Europe, assumptions are often made within the academic literature and by some social commentators that students have come to understand the purpose of higher education (HE) in increasingly instrumental terms. This is often linked to processes of marketisation and neo-liberalisation across the Global North, in which the value of HE has come…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Role of Education, Higher Education, Correlation
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Hamann, Julian; Zimmer, Lena M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The paper investigates internationality as an academic virtue that is highly relevant for research biographies. The discursive trajectory of this virtue is assessed by comparing ascriptions of internationality in 216 academic obituaries from the US, UK and Germany, from physics, sociology and history, and from the 1960s, 1980s and 2000s. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Stadler, Matthias J.; Becker, Nicolas; Greiff, Samuel; Spinath, Frank M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Successful completion of a university degree is a complex matter. Based on considerations regarding the demands of acquiring a university degree, the aim of this paper was to investigate the utility of complex problem-solving (CPS) skills in the prediction of objective and subjective university success (SUS). The key finding of this study was that…
Descriptors: Success, Predictive Validity, Predictor Variables, Problem Solving
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Grotkowska, Gabriela; Wincenciak, Leszek; Gajderowicz, Tomasz – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
This article researches higher education (HE) managers' perception of graduate professional success and higher education institutions' (HEI) activity aimed at enhancing graduate employability. The issue is worth examining not only because of growing relative unemployment rates among HE graduates but also because it is a part of a heated discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Managerial Occupations, Administrator Attitudes
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Trautwein, Caroline; Nückles, Matthias; Merkt, Marianne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Improving teaching in higher education is a concern for universities worldwide. This study explored academics' developmental processes in teaching using episodic interviews and teaching portfolios. Eight academics in the context of teaching development reported changes in their teaching and change triggers. Thematic analyses revealed seven areas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Higher Education