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Flores, Sylvia L.; Flores, Luis A. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The Latino-Ethnic group are an ethnic group that have been overlooked in research studies for many years now. Researchers have addressed needs to increase higher education rates in various ethnic groups across the nation. However, the Latino-ethnic group continues to remain with lower higher education success rates. The purpose of this study is to…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Academic Achievement
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Burns, Ann H.; Hodge, Connie; Dantic, James; Petrilli, Peggy – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The study examines the extent to which education program completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the education program was designed to achieve. Prior to this study, the EPP has only analyzed completer survey data to determine the extent to which education program completers believe their preparation…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Surveys, College Graduates
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Dula, Mark E.; Lampley, Sandra A.; Lampley, James H. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if the 1- and 2-term retention rates for students with the same ACT mathematics subsection scores were different between students who took a regular section of Probability and Statistics and students who took a learning support section of the same course. The subjects of this study were 2,714 students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Probability, Statistics, Academic Persistence
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Grady, Marilyn L. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this manuscript is to present strategies and resources for advisors of doctoral students in online programs. The strategies include an approach to creating a community of doctoral students, a video initiative to provide encouragement to students in the doctoral program, and assignments that enhance students' writing skills to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty, Academic Advising
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Reinhardt, Michelle; Fail, Charles; Millam, Loretta A. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
Increasingly, today's adult online college student is a Millennial possessing high self-esteem but low self-efficacy as cognitive characteristics. This work examines research into these cognitive differences, Bandura's self-efficacy theory, and the role of instructor feedback aimed at improving self-efficacy and self-directedness among these adult…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Self Efficacy, Independent Study, Academic Persistence
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McCormick, Marleen; Buttrick, Hilary; McGowan, Richard – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
A colleague who teaches entrepreneurial courses said, "I do not do much with ethics in class. I' d like to do more." Our paper is designed to help our friend inasmuch as the paper offers a primer on entrepreneurial ethics. First, we discuss the nature of entrepreneurship and explore the unique ethical issues present in entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Ethics, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Relevance (Education)
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Cartledge, Barbara H.; Carson, Charles M. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
This paper provides a discussion of the creation and development of a Social Entrepreneurship course and pedagogy within a Christian higher education institution's business school. It addresses the evolution of the course across nine years and concludes with future course option considerations.
Descriptors: Poverty, Teaching Methods, Christianity, Higher Education
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Werner, Jon M.; Scovotti, Carol; Cummings, Richard G.; Bronson, James W. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2018
An action learning process was used at a large Midwestern business college ("LMBC") to promote greater use of active learning approaches in the classroom. At an all-college gathering, faculty received instruction and encouragement in the use of the case method in their respective classes. Faculty were subsequently surveyed about their…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Business Schools, College Faculty, Active Learning
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Black, Ronald – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Faculty who mentor online doctoral candidates face many of the same challenges and opportunities as those mentoring doctoral candidates in traditional, face-to-face modalities. The main difference is that E-Mentoring is based on interacting in the online space rather than interacting face-to-face, which may present challenges for both the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Mentors, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Hearn Moore, Paula; Head, J. Derrick; Griffin, Richard B. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This paper identifies several methods a student could use to cheat while enrolled in an online course. Problems encountered in conducting an online course and in administering an online exam involve: (1) identifying the test taker, (2) preventing the theft of the exam, (3) combating the unauthorized use of textbooks and/or notes, (4) preparing an…
Descriptors: Cheating, Online Courses, Ethics, Distance Education
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Arnold, Bethany; Knight, Hal; Flora, Bethany – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine whether variations in student achievement in college courses exist between high school students who took the courses as dual enrollment (DE) courses and academically comparable high school students (AIMS scholars) who took the courses upon matriculation to college. Additionally, the researcher explored…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Dual Enrollment, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Renner, Jasmine – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
The growing impact of online research communities and emerging technologies is creating a significant paradigm shift and consequently changing the current research landscape of higher education. The rise of online research communities exemplifies a shift from traditional research engagements, to online research communities using "Web…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Online Systems, Electronic Learning, Computer Mediated Communication
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Livermore, Jeffrey A. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Plagiarism and cheating is on the increase around the world. Academic misconduct hurts the student committing the offense, other students who know about the offense, the faculty, and the academic reputation of the school where the misconduct occurs. One of the steps that a school can take to fight academic misconduct is to incorporate an honor…
Descriptors: Ethics, Plagiarism, Cheating, Higher Education
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McGowan, Richard J.; Buttrick, Hilary G. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
As one of the first business ethics textbook states, by way of observation, "Custom, convention and the accepted courtesies of a society are not the foundation of ethics even though they provide valuable hints as to what men think… Law enshrines many of the ethical judgments of a society, but it is not coextensive with ethics" (Garrett,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Moral Issues, Educational Legislation
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Walsh, Kenneth R.; Hoque, Md Tamjidul; Williams, Kim H. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Human Machine Learning Symbiosis is a cooperative system where both the human learner and the machine learner learn from each other to create an effective and efficient learning environment adapted to the needs of the human learner. Such a system can be used in online learning modules so that the modules adapt to each learner's learning state both…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Learning Motivation, Affective Behavior, Computer Assisted Instruction
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