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Morgan, Bobbette M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
A researcher with five years' experience of teaching online classes shares what she has seen and experienced while working with her students. Through the evolution of working with Tegrity, Collaborate, and ZOOM the author shares the lived experience. The work of Max van Manen, a phenomenological researcher, serves as the framework. Descriptions…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Experience
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Chao, Ren-Fang; Yen, Jih-Rong – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Mainland China and Taiwan have a homogenous macroculture, but a heterogenous microculture. To understand the acculturation of students from mainland China to Taiwan, the present study applies Berry's (1997) two-dimensional model of acculturation, together with the concept of cultural types as its analytical framework, using focus group interviews…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asians, Foreign Students, Social Integration
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Bryans-Bongey, Sarah E. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper explores teaching and learning applications at the intersection between Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and mainstream educational technology. Informed by the SETT framework in which the technology choice is informed by student, environment, and task (Dell, Newton, & Petroff, 2017; Zabala, 2005), this paper is…
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Educational Strategies, Assistive Technology, Mainstreaming
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Majocha, Kristen L.; Mullennix, John W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Researchers have long established that people who believe they are attractive have higher self-esteem (Aronson & Linder, 1965). Recent studies show that students with higher self-esteem have less speaking apprehension (Elfering & Grebner, 2012). Teachers in higher education can help students rethink their attractiveness in an attempt to…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Class Activities, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research
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Aleong, Chandra – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper identifies the need to view strategic management and implementation with new insights from entrepreneurs and researchers who have attained and studied successful enterprises. The backdrop is the rate of disruption taking place all over the U.S. as well as globally. The objective is to understand major changes to garner ideas for more…
Descriptors: Universities, Strategic Planning, Entrepreneurship, Case Studies
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Holmes, Barbara; Waterbury, Theresa; Baltrinic, Eric; Davis, Arielle – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This paper offers some insights into the anxieties graduate students bring into the classroom about academic or technical writing. In this qualitative study, a focus group of graduate students was utilized to describe the specific negative feelings, attitudes and experiences held about writing. Findings suggest that students were able to identify…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Attitudes, Anxiety, Academic Discourse
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Phillips, Candice; Bassell, Kellie; Fillmore, Laura; Stephenson, Winsome – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Nursing must transform education and practice to meet the changing healthcare environment; yet, steps to desired change remain unknown. Academic leaders are well-positioned to initiate change and transform the academic landscape. However, many advance to leadership positions with minimal orientation to the role. Moreover, leaders in academic…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Leadership Qualities, Nursing Education
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Akin, Imani; Radford, Leondra – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This brief study serves as an introduction into exploring the existence of resilience and self-esteem in urban high school learning environments. Data collection stems from interviews and surveys of graduates of urban high schools, who transitioned into college or careers. Findings from this qualitative phenomenological research contains…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Urban Schools, Resilience (Psychology), Student Development
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Karn, Lawrence; Hattori, Takahiko – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
Stories live to be told to others, Dan McAdams (2008) writes: "Life stories therefore are continually made and remade in social relationships and in the overall social context provided by culture. As psychosocial constructions, life stories reflect the values, norms, and power differentials inherent in societies, wherein they have their…
Descriptors: Biographies, Social Environment, Personal Narratives, Individual Development
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Nichols, Linda M. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2018
This study evolved from a previous study that examined the perceptions of the importance of specific traits to success in the accounting profession by both accounting professionals in the United States and internationally. That study found that the international subjects valued some soft skills, such as creativity, as being more important to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Accounting, Student Attitudes, Success
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Huang, Wei-Ting; Ho, Hsuan-Fu – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Taiwan's teacher training system currently faces a serious disorder. The excessive number of teacher education programs being set up in universities by the Ministry of Education has dramatically increased the number of teachers. The situation, coupled with the country of low birth rate and high retirement age, brings about fewer teaching vacancies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Graduates, Employment Potential
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Efrat, Merav W. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
Insufficient physical activity during the elementary school years has been associated with a number of health problems (Strong et al., 2006). During the school day, the recess period provides the greatest opportunity for children to engage in physical activity (Robert Wood Johnson, 2007). Nonetheless, most children spend the majority of their…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Self Efficacy, Elementary School Students
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Neumann, Yoram; Neumann, Edith; Lewis, Shelia – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
This study integrated the Spiral Curriculum approach into the Robust Learning Model as part of a continuous improvement process that was designed to improve educational effectiveness and then assessed the differences between the initial and integrated models as well as the predictability of the first course in the integrated learning model on a…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Online Courses
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Buch, George R.; Warren, Carryn B. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
August 2016 there was a call (Braun, Bremser, Duval, Lockwood & White, 2017) for post-secondary instructors to use active learning in their classrooms. Once such example of active learning is what is called the "flipped" classroom. This paper presents the need for, and the methodology of the flipped classroom, results of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Technology Integration, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Mann, Mark D. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2017
In the 21st Century, Educators are called to thinking in broader terms about the purpose of technology in engaging learners to work on tasks that are meaningful to them. Through technology, as described in this paper, the researcher has attempted to broaden student engagement level by developing a more engaging online game framework. The research…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Computer Games, Learner Engagement, Programming
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