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1   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Social Networks to Enhance Teaching and Learning Experiences in Higher Learning Institutions
This study was undertaken with two main goals. Firstly, the study aims to identify the factors that affect the use of social networking sites (SNSs) in e-learning, particularly among students and lecturers in higher learning institutions in Malaysia. Secondly, the study also intends to design and develop a social e-learning tool based on the identified factors. The findings revealed factors such as Social Networking, Ease of Use, Convenience and Ease of Use influence the use of SNSs in e-learning. Dissatisfaction towards current e-learning platforms (E-Learning Perception) also motivates the students and lecturers to seek alternative measures. In short, it can be concluded that the majority of the students and lecturers felt positively about the use of SNSs in e-learning. This was further proven with the implementation of Book2U, with the majority of the respondents perceiving Book2U as simple and appealing.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: March 16, 2017
2   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
An Investigation into the Contents and Aspects of College Students’ Reflective thoughts during Field Experience Description of concrete experiences
Author Yuling Su
In this study, the researchers designed and implemented a field experience course based on an experiential teaching method (Boud, Cohen, & Walker, 1993). In addition, the study investigated college students’ reflective thoughts and learning aspects. This study suggested that the concepts established through the experiences do not necessarily develop immediately into active experimentation. These results also presented the challenges faced by students during the process of reflection. Because students’ contents of reflective thoughts were relatively lacking in the aspect of active experimentation, the current study recommended that for future design, educators could focus on how to provide learning experiences that bridge reflection to action for students.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: February 2, 2017
3   |   From section ICT & Teaching
YouTube Acceptance by University Educators and Students: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
This study aims to establish how university students’ and educators’ perceptions of YouTube in two different cultures, Japan and USA, affect their intentions to use this technology. This study attempts to predict and compare factors influencing YouTube acceptance among university students and educators in two very different cultures, Japan and the USA, applying the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). The authors conclude that even though UTAUT’s four predictors can explain YouTube acceptance to a high degree, the influence of each predictor on YouTube acceptance varies significantly according to the cultural environment and the role of the teachers and the learners.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: January 30, 2017
4   |   From section Mentoring & Supervision
The Development of a Scale on Assessing Peer Mentoring at the College Level
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a scale to assess peer mentoring practices that aim to enhance learning. The findings from interviews were used to develop items. The 11-item form was administered to 126 college students. After the confirmatory factor analysis, the scale took on its final form with 10 items in 3 factors as Contribution to Mentee, Mentor Characteristics, and Peer Relationships.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: January 3, 2017
5   |   From section Mentoring & Supervision
Development and Construct Validation of the Mentor Behavior Scale
This study aimed to construct and validate a tool to measure the supportive behaviors of mentors participating in school-based mentoring programs. The mentor behavior scale (MBS) was developed drawing on the premises of the mentoring sociomotivational model. The questionnaire has good internal consistency coefficients and adequate factorial structure, with the exception of the factor autonomy support. Moreover, three dimensions of the MBS predict mentoring relationship quality and the perceived usefulness of the intervention.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: January 3, 2017
6   |   From section Theories & Approaches
Does College Teach Critical Thinking? A Meta-Analysis
This meta-analysis synthesizes research on gains in critical thinking skills and attitudinal dispositions over various time frames in college. The results suggest that both critical thinking skills and dispositions improve substantially over a normal college experience.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: November 9, 2016
7   |   From section Assessment & Evaluation
A Grade of 80%: The New “Fail”
Current studies indicate that the requirements of academia in recent years have been low and that students today devote significantly less time to learning than in the past. The name of the game today appears to be high grades at sale prices, making 80% the new “fail.” This disconcerting phenomenon, known as “grade inflation,” can be defined as an upward shift in grades without a demonstrated increase in the knowledge-based performance of students. The author argues that the solution is understanding the causes and effects of grade inflation requires, first and foremost, education professionals to conduct a discussion on the organizational level regarding evaluation within their respective institutions.
Publication Year: 2016    |    Updated in ITEC: September 18, 2016
8   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
The Colloquium as a Pedagogy of Dialogue
This article describes the context and methods used to foster students’ understandings of divergent points of view during a winter intersession colloquium that was affiliated with a campus and community lecture series at a women's liberal arts college.
Publication Year: 2013    |    Updated in ITEC: August 31, 2016
9   |   From section Theories & Approaches
An Investigation into Higher Education Student and Lecturer Views on Research Publication and their Interest in the Production of a College Partnership Science Journal
The main purpose of this research was to investigate students’ views of using published research and their attitudes towards the research activities of their lecturers. A secondary aim was to examine the feasibility of developing a journal for the college partnership which would enable staff and students to submit manuscripts. Lecturers and students showed strong support for the proposal. Students indicated that lecturers who had published would be seen as more credible and would link their research activity to the learning experience more effectively. Students believed that the possibility of publishing their work in such a journal would be a wonderful opportunity which would make them work harder.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: March 30, 2016
10   |   From section Theories & Approaches
Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of the Academic Success of University and College Students in Early Childhood Education
This study investigated the effects of the Big Five personality traits on academic success as measured by the final grade and study satisfaction of college and university students in early childhood education in Germany. As expected, students with higher conscientiousness also had better college and university GPAs. The findings indicated that conscientiousness corresponded with better GPAs for college and university students in early childhood education. Furthermore, school-leaving GPA was quite a good predictor of college and university GPA in this study of early childhood education. In addition, higher conscientiousness was associated with higher study satisfaction but only for college students.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: February 21, 2016
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