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Nabaho, Lazarus; Oonyu, Joseph; Aguti, Jessica Norah – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Extant literature attests to limited systematic inquiry into students' perceptions of good teaching in higher education. Consequently, there have been calls for engaging students in construing what makes good university teaching. This interpretivist study investigated final-year undergraduate students' perceptions of good teaching at Makerere…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Administrator Attitudes, Expectation, Undergraduate Students
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Fernandez, Manuel – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
This essay presents and discusses the developing role of virtual and augmented reality technologies in education. Addressing the challenges in adapting such technologies to focus on improving students' learning outcomes, the author discusses the inclusion of experiential modes as a vehicle for improving students' knowledge acquisition.…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment, Barriers
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Plater, William M. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Higher education serves as an agent of social change that plays a significant role in the development of socially conscious and engaged students. The duty higher education has toward society, the role for-profit educational institutions play in enhancing the public good, and the prospect of making social change an element of these providers'…
Descriptors: Social Change, Civics, Higher Education, Private Colleges
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Wright, Anna M.; Meyer, Kevin R. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
The willingness and flexibility of university instructors to comply with and provide accommodations for students with disabilities is critical to academic success. The authors examine how communication between students needing accommodations and university instructors impacts instructor self-efficacy, or instructors' perception that they can meet…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), College Students, College Faculty, Self Efficacy
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Craigo, Leslie; Ehri, Linnea C.; Hart, Manijeh – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
An experiment was conducted to investigate methods that enable college students to learn the meaning of unknown words as they read discipline-specific academic text. Forty-one college students read specific passages aloud during three sessions. Participants were randomly assigned to three vocabulary learning interventions or a control condition.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Control Groups
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Pálvölgyi, Krisztián – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Tuning Educational Structures in Europe is perhaps the most important higher education innovation platform nowadays. The main objective of the Tuning Project is to develop a tangible approach to implement the action lines of the Bologna Process; thus, implementation and innovation are closely linked in Tuning. However, during its development,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Nabaho, Lazarus; Aguti, Jessica Norah; Oonyu, Joseph – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2017
Objective: Since the 1990s studies on how stakeholders in higher education perceive quality have burgeoned. Nevertheless, the majority of studies on perception of quality in higher education focus on students and employers. The few studies on academics' perceptions of quality in higher education treat academics as a homogeneous group and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Kumari, B. Kranthi – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
This article discusses a study organized to develop academic writing skills in undergraduate students pursuing engineering courses. The target group consisted of 30 students pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in their third year. The classroom observations regarding teaching writing revealed that writing proficiency for most of the students was at…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Thinking Skills, Academic Discourse, Writing (Composition)
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Kaushal, Urvashi – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
A professional course program like engineering strives to get the maximum number of its students placed through campus interviews. While communication skills have been added in all the engineering courses with the aim to improve their performance in placement, the syllabus mostly concentrates on the development of four language skills. The…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Engineering Education
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Khanna, Pooja – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
This essay addresses the hitches and glitches in the hybrid instruction system of teaching and learning for large-enrollment courses. This new instructional methodology asks facilitators to redesign their entire traditional teaching and learning practices. The nature of subject to be taught via the hybrid mode further affects the success rate of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Large Group Instruction, Curriculum Design, College Instruction
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Choudhary, Sanju – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
Literature is not generally considered as a coherent branch of the curriculum in relation to language development in either native or foreign language teaching. As teachers of English in multicultural Indian classrooms, we come across students with varying degrees of competence in English language learning. Although language learning is a natural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Bharathi, A. V. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
This study focuses on the writing skills of third-year Bachelor of Commerce students of the colleges affiliated to Krantiguru Shyamji Krishna Verma Kachchh University, Bhuj, India. The objectives of this study were to (a) study the syllabus relevance of the concerned subject at the final-year graduation level in the commerce discipline, (b)…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Writing Skills
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Jose, Kshema – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
Current workplace demands newer forms of literacies that go beyond the ability to decode print. These involve not only competence to operate digital tools, but also the ability to create, represent, and share meaning in different modes and formats; ability to interact, collaborate and communicate effectively using digital tools, and engage…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Productivity, Foreign Countries, Blended Learning
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Sohr-Preston, Sara L.; Boswell, Stefanie S.; McCaleb, Kayla; Robertson, Deanna – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
A sample of 230 undergraduate psychology students rated their expectations of a bogus professor (who was randomly designated a man or woman and "hot" versus "not hot") based on ratings and comments found on RateMyProfessors.com. Five professor qualities were derived using principal components analysis: dedication,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Undergraduate Students, Age
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Giacalone, Davide – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2016
The purpose of this article is to discuss the implementation of case-based teaching and use of response technologies to graduate students in a food science course. The article focuses on teaching sensory science and sensometrics, presents several concrete examples used during the course, and discusses in each case some of the observed outcomes.…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Academic Achievement, Audience Response Systems, Food
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