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Amri, Zeineb; Alasmari, Nasser – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
This research explores the sense of self-efficacy among Saudi English majors at Jeddah University during the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced all schools in Saudi Arabia to suspend face-to-face learning and, instead, use the online Blackboard platform. The study's objectives are to determine Blackboard's effect on Saudi learners' self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Trang, Nguyen Huynh; Anh, Khau Hoang; Khanh, Truong Nhat – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The current study attempted to investigate English collocations used in written translation among fourth-year English majors at a university. The participants included forty-one fourth-year English-majored students and three translation teachers who are teaching English-Vietnamese translation courses in the university. To gather data, the…
Descriptors: Translation, Word Order, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Roma, Margie N. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Higher educational institutions (HEIs) play a substantial role in the development of knowledge and skills that can cope with the demands of industries in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). This study examined the alignment between the current assessment practices used by HEIs and the competencies demanded by the hospitality and tourism…
Descriptors: Tourism, Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Higher Education
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Suárez, Mario I.; Dabney, Alan R.; Waxman, Hersh C.; Scott, Timothy P.; Bentz, Adrienne O. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The present study explores demographics, pre-university characteristics and multi-year (2003-2013) tracking of a census of 53,077 students who initially declared a STEM major upon entering a research university in the United States Southwest and seeks to predict graduation with a STEM and non-STEM degree. Guided by QuantCrit theory, we use…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Majors (Students), College Students
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Al-Ghoweri, Jawaher Abdelkareem; Al-Zboun, Mamon Saleem – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
The study investigates the extent of the impact of blended learning on developing habits of mind from the standpoint of students of the Learning and Scientific Research Skills Course at the University of Jordan. The study sample consists of (150) students. A measure of the extent of the impact of blended learning on developing habits of mind is…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Thinking Skills, Research Skills
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Hanh, Nguyen Thu – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The current paper explores the silent behavior of students within EFL classrooms. It investigates reasons behind students' in-class silence, or lack of verbal participation, and then puts forwards several suggested solutions for more effective in-class conversation. The population for this study consists of 85 English-major students at a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Goff, Delbert; Johnston, Jarrod; Bouboulis, Bryan S. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
As the number of online courses being offered at universities has increased dramatically over the past several years, the level of oversight has lagged and created an environment ripe for cheating. We find that students admit to higher levels of cheating in online classes and believe other students also cheat more relative to face-to-face classes.…
Descriptors: Integrity, Business Administration Education, Cheating, College Students
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Abood, Mohammed H.; Alharbi, Bassam H.; Mhaidat, Fatin; Gazo, Ahmad M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The current study investigates the relationship between personality traits according to the big five personality factors model, academic self-efficacy and academic adaptation among Hashemite University students in light of gender and specialization. The purposive sample consisted of 546 under graduated students, 258 males and 306 females. Three…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Academic Ability, Self Efficacy, Cognitive Style
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Ghafar, Abdul – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this study is to explore the extent to which 21st century skills assume "a priori" as an integral part of entrepreneurship education with the intent of producing graduates who are not just primarily driven to start new ventures but also empowered and enabled to create entrepreneurial impact within organizations. In elucidating…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Undergraduate Students
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Al-Shudaifat, Sadeq Hassan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This study aimed at investigating the causes of the university violence and the contribution of Islamic education in confronting it. The sample of the study consisted of (386) students studying at the Hashemite University during the second semester of the academic year 2012/2013. The researcher developed a questionnaire which consisted of (73)…
Descriptors: College Students, Violence, Islam, Religious Education
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Pysanko, Mariia L.; Zaytseva, Iryna V.; Lysenko, Olena A.; Liahina, Iryna A.; Zvereva, Maryna A. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The efficiency of training of students of Philology Departments depends on the level of their communicative skills, that is, their abilities to participate in spontaneous discussion. This arises the issue of training these skills in the English majors. The research intends to determine and analyse the psychological background of Training English…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Linguistics, Departments, Communication Skills
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Jawad, Yousef Abdel Latif Abdel; Shalash, Basem – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This study examines the effect of E-learning during COVID-19 pandemic on the students' Academic Achievement at Al-Quds Open University. The study has randomly selected 382 students' GPA from the University's official records. It is mainly based on Statistical Package for Social Sciences program (SPSS.20) to make Paired Samples T-test and to study…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Grade Point Average
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Mo, Wang; Ageeva, Juliya V.; Mei, Lin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2020
The goals of the article's authors are: to justify the need to teach students the skills of professional communication in a foreign language on the basis of a text-oriented approach; to demonstrate the possibility of conducting this type of training in reference to the discourse analysis of a particular institutional area. Achievement of the goals…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Communication Skills, Professional Education, Second Language Learning
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Kurepa, Alexandra – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
We describe the design and implementation of the Mathematics Learning Community structured as a cohort-based and faculty-mentored group composed mostly of underrepresented minority students in mathematics. The Mathematics Learning Community's goals are: (i) to increase the number of students majoring in mathematics at both the undergraduate and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Communities of Practice, Mentors, Disproportionate Representation
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Savchuk, Nataliya M.; Sichkar, Svitlana A.; Khlystun, Iryna V.; Shuliak, Svitlana A.; Avramenko, Valentina I. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2019
The purpose of the study is to examine and evaluate the impact the the multimedia textbook-based interactive, based on ICT model learning environment provides for the learning styles of the university students majoring in Philology. The study sought to identify tangible (seemingly measurable) and intangible (difficult to measure) gains this…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Information Technology
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