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Czauderna, André; Guardiola, Emmanuel – Higher Education Studies, 2021
The development of digital games over physical distance is a common practice in the gaming industry, yet widely neglected in the curricula of digital game development programs at university level. The coronavirus pandemic, however, pushed project-oriented game programs all over the world towards an implementation of ad hoc approaches to remote…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Video Games, Teaching Methods, Distance Education
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Urgelles, Laura – Higher Education Studies, 2021
The present paper provides an analysis of the impact of a semester abroad during university studies on a students' likelihood of pursuing a PhD. I use a sample of 66 812 German university students and analyze the program-specific subsamples. Propensity score matching reveals that business students who go abroad during their studies have higher…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Study Abroad, Prediction, Doctoral Degrees
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Etzold, Daniel; Krüger, Marc – Higher Education Studies, 2021
This paper presents a seminar concept for the development of communication competence in pre-service vocational education teachers with the aid of video annotations, feedback, and peer microteaching. The seminar is offered within a teacher training program for students taking a master's degree (MEd) in vocational education at the FH Münster…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Communication Skills, Preservice Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers
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Städler, Michael; Linke, Knut; von Zobeltitz, André – Higher Education Studies, 2018
This article contains the analytical results of qualitative and descriptive research regarding the definition of specialisation courses in the areas of "Informatics" and "Management" for extra-occupational study offers within the discipline of Business Informatics. The subjects were IT specialists with either foundation or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, Information Technology, Specialization
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Biewen, Martin; Happ, Roland; Schmidt, Susanne; Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga – Higher Education Studies, 2018
In this study we examine the determinants of and the relationship among economic knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and extrinsic and intrinsic motivation over the course of undergraduate studies in a sample of students of business and economics at a university in Germany. We found economic knowledge increased over the course of studies,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Business
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Rosenkränzer, Frank; Kramer, Tim; Hörsch, Christian; Schuler, Stephan; Rieß, Werner – Higher Education Studies, 2016
The understanding of complex, dynamic and animate systems has a special standing in education for sustainable development and biology. Thus one important role of science teacher education is to promote student teachers' Content Related Knowledge (CRK) for teaching systems thinking, consisting of extensive Content Knowledge (CK) and well formed…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Systems Approach, Thinking Skills, Student Teachers
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Szymenderski, Peggy; Yagudina, Liliya; Burenkova, Olga – Higher Education Studies, 2015
In this paper we consider the question of how quality assurance can have a real, positive impact on the quality of teaching and learning at universities, considering the realities of different systems--the system of control and the system of quality culture--in using the example of two universities: the KNITU-KAI in Russia and the TU Dresden in…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Technical Education, Universities
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Brien, Emma O.; Hamburg, Ileana – Higher Education Studies, 2014
In order to remain successful and competitive in business today it is important that SMEs can sustain themselves by adapting to economic changes. SMEs have a distinct advantage over large companies in that they have less bureaucracy and hierarchical restrictions and can implement changes quickly. However often they are slow to change their way of…
Descriptors: Mentors, Sustainability, Small Businesses, Training Methods
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Frølich, Nicoline; Stensaker, Bjørn; Scordato, Lisa; Bótas, Paulo Charles Pimentel – Higher Education Studies, 2014
One common way of conceptualising recent changes in university governance is by stating that the universities are being pushed towards a market-like setting where the uniqueness of each university's strategy and capacity for introducing organizational change is seen as necessary to improve the functioning of the university. We argue that the…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Universities, Decision Making
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David, Alexandra; Coenen, Frans – Higher Education Studies, 2014
In times of increasing skills shortage, regions and particularly non-core regions, need to attract highly-skilled workers. It is better for these regions to (re)attract highly-skilled workers that gained knowledge and contacts elsewhere and because they once lived in the region for study have already ties to the university region than trying to…
Descriptors: Alumni, Alumni Associations, Social Networks, Skilled Workers
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Wagner, Kai; Klein, Martin; Klopp, Eric; Puhl, Thomas; Stark, Robin – Higher Education Studies, 2013
An experimental field study at a German university was conducted in order to test the effectiveness of an integrated learning environment to improve the acquisition of knowledge about empirical research methods. The integrated learning environment was based on the combination of instruction-oriented and problem-oriented design principles and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Control Groups, Experimental Groups