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Uys, P. G. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
This study interrogated the central theoretical statement that understanding and learning to apply the abstract concept of classical dramatic narrative structure can be addressed effectively through a useful audiovisual teaching method. The purpose of the study was to design an effective DVD teaching and learning aid, to justify the design through…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Video Technology, Scripts, Film Study
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Wagner, C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2009
Current literature on teaching research methodology in the social sciences highlights the changing nature of our world in terms of its complexity and diversity, and points to how this affects the way in which we search for answers to related problems (Brew 2003, 3; Tashakkori and Teddlie 2003, 74). New ways of approaching research problems that…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Literature Reviews
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North, D.; Zewotir, T. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2006
In this age of rapid information expansion and technology, statistics is playing an ever increasing role in education, particularly also in the training of social scientists. Statistics enables the social scientist to obtain a quantitative awareness of socio-economic phenomena hence is essential in their training. Statistics, however, is becoming…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Statistics, Social Scientists, Educational Trends
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Killen, R.; Marais, A. de K.; Loedolff, P. van Z. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2003
This article presents the results of a recent investigation at the University of South Africa that attempted to identify the post-enrolment factors that lecturers and students see as having important influences on students' success in undergraduate Business Studies courses. Data were gathered from students enrolled in all years of the BCom degree…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, College Students
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Bantjes, L.; Cronje, J. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2000
Proposes a set of 50 criteria in seven categories for evaluating educational Internet information sources. Compares these indicators against a number of acknowledged Internet evaluation sites and identifies the most used criteria. Finds that currency, graphic design, and browsability are the most highly rated aspects to consider when evaluating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Sources, Instructional Material Evaluation, Internet
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Remenyi, Dan; Money, Arthur – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1996
A guide for college faculty who have never written research reports for journal publication outlines the rationale for writing such reports, outlines difficulties in getting published initially, explains factors that may contribute to failure of a research project, and provides specific procedures for producing a publishable paper. Advice…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Literature Reviews
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Kulski, M. M; Radloff, A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1998
Examines trends in use of teaching portfolios for college-faculty evaluation and development in Australia and the United States, offering a framework for portfolio use to address the diverse purposes, products, and processes of evaluation and the need for both formative and summative evaluation methods. The framework enables portfolio use to be…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Comparative Education, Educational Trends
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Cronje, J. C.; Clarke, P. A. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 1999
Describes a University of Pretoria (South Africa) computer-mediated course in distance education, designed to determine how the World Wide Web could be used as a virtual classroom with an electronic-mail listserv as a parallel discussion forum. A virtual classroom was created with virtual posters, virtual desks, and virtual portfolios. Student…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Course Descriptions