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Longstaff, Emily – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The collective aims of the three biggest providers of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are to promote anywhere, anytime learning; to increase access to world-class higher education; and to connect and empower learners. Through analysis of focus group discussions between MOOC participants at the Australian National University, this study shows…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Muyaka, Jafred; Wawire, Violet Khalayi; Munene, Ishmael Irungu – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2020
University administrators, academic staff and students are key agents of internationalisation of higher education, particularly at the institutional level. The growing volume of literature on internationalisation has looked at the role that these stakeholders play. However, few studies in Kenya have examined these stakeholders' conception of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Higher Education, Stakeholders
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Zientek, Linda Reichwein; Albert, Julie; Manage, Ananda; Li, Xiaohong; Sechelski, Amber – Journal of Developmental Education, 2018
Statewide policies can impact enrollment patterns of students. At one Texas University, 11th-grade Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills scores were predictive of success in students' first college-level mathematics course, but many students--those most at risk of failure--seem to have avoided taking a mathematics course in their first year at…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, State Policy, Educational Policy, Universities
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Han, Turgay; Takkaç-Tulgar, Aysegül; Aybirdi, Nilüfer – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2019
The purpose of the current study is to determine main demotivating factors affecting Turkish EFL university students' English language learning process and to identify the ways they apply to cope with these negative experiences from their own perspectives. The participants were 469 first and second year Turkish EFL university students. Both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Motivation
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Shushok, Frank, Jr. – About Campus, 2018
In Executive Editor Frank Shushok's final interview, Freeman Hrabowski shares some of what he has learned in his long tenure as the President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He stresses the importance of attending to our values, and one that he considers especially significant is humility. Being humble has helped him rebound and learn…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Values, Justice
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Wozencroft, Kelly; Campbell, Marilyn; Orel, Alexandria; Kimpton, Melanie; Leong, Eliza – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2015
Little is known about the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and less about whether they utilise anti-bullying policies. However, failure to report cyberbullying incidents to authorities would lessen the efficacy of these policies. This study investigated the prevalence of cyberbullying among university students and their…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intention, Information Security, Incidence
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Mohammed, Abuelgasim Sabah Elsaid; Salih, Abdulgalil – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2019
English language has become a global language that is widely taught as a foreign language all over the world. The aim of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is to enable learners communicate through English. Any failure in achieving this aim needs investigation and quick response. This study aims at identifying the causes of Sudanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Takalo, Salim Karimi; Abadi, Ali Reza Naser Sadr; Vesal, Seyed Mahdi; Mirzaei, Amir; Nawaser, Khaled – International Education Studies, 2013
In recent years, concurrent with steep increase in the growth of higher education institutions, improving of educational service quality with an emphasis on students' satisfaction has become an important issue. The present study is going to use the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) in order to evaluate the quality of educational services in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Case Studies, Educational Quality
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McAlpine, Lynn – Journal of Research Administration, 2020
An award as principal investigator (PI) is an aspiration for many post-PhD researchers. However, we know little of the actual journey from PhD graduation to achieving this goal. Using a qualitative narrative approach, this study explored how eight science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine post-PhD researchers (on contracts and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Education, Student Research, Educational Research
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Byrom, Tina; Lightfoot, Nic – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
Higher education (HE) is often viewed as a conduit for social mobility through which working-class students can secure improved life-chances. However, the link between HE and social mobility is largely viewed as unproblematic. Little research has explored the possible impact of academic failure (in HE) on the trajectories of working-class students…
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Social Mobility, Social Capital, Working Class
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Waling, Andrea; Roffee, James A. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Using student narratives of experiences of exclusion and non-inclusion at university, this paper builds an evidence base for, and explores ways in which universities can respond to, the contemporary concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ+) undergraduate students. Design:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Integration, Undergraduate Students, Homosexuality
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Dante, Angelo; Fabris, Stefano; Palese, Alvisa – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2013
Empirical studies and conceptual frameworks presented in the extant literature offer a static imagining of academic failure. Time-to-event analysis, which captures the dynamism of individual factors, as when they determine the failure to properly tailor timely strategies, impose longitudinal studies which are still lacking within the field. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Students
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Pinxten, Maarten; De Fraine, Bieke; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Van Damme, Jan; Boonen, Tinneke; Vanlaar, Gudrun – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This study examines the choice of a university major with a special focus on the type of major chosen in the first year and success/failure at the end of this first year, using a sample of 2284 students in Flanders, Belgium. Extending previous research, the effects of prior subject uptake, occupational interests, prior mathematics and Dutch…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Socioeconomic Status, Regression (Statistics), Academic Failure
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Ou, Chuying; Zhang, Huiyu; Pan, Manjing; Dai, Zhijian – Higher Education Studies, 2019
Around the world, colleges have been providing opportunities for students to participate in double-degree programs. In the past 30 years, double-degree education at tertiary level has been developing fast in China. While many studies focused on its positive effects, little attention was paid to its shortcomings. Through a focus group interview of…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Fischer, Sarah; Green, Wendy – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Many have observed challenges in translating internationalization policy into practice in universities. When key policy documents provide inconsistent messages, a gap can emerge between vision and practice. Understanding the complexities of an institution's local, national, and global context and its rationale for internationalization can shed…
Descriptors: International Education, Educational Policy, Universities, Case Studies
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