Category: Higher Education

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Employability on Self-Perception Among IT Students: The Effects of Intrinsic Motivation and Academic Performance

The primary objective of higher education in Thailand is to prepare students for future careers. However, some students are uncertain about their ability to find employment. Therefore, this study investigated the relationship between intrinsic motivation, academic performance, and self-perceived employability, and aimed to create a predictive model of IT students’ self-perceived employability. The sample group

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Investigating Key Determinants Influencing the Improvement of Students’ Potential and Employability via Smart Campus Platform at Guangdong Vocational College, China

Building the essential competencies in the professional field that help increasing the employment rates are the major challenge for overall vocational colleges in China. As they are extremely difficult and limiting the in-depth analysis of this correlation of success factors. This study aims to delve into the current academic performance of students at Guangdong Vocational

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Pursuing a Career in Logistics: Study Choice Motives and Career Expectations

Major trends, such as digitalization and sustainability, are shaping the future of logistics. As a consequence, qualifications required in the professional field will significantly change, and the demand for logistics professionals with a graduate degree will generally increase. At the same time, the industry has to cope with a skills shortage. A sufficient number of

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Systematic Review of Research on AI in Higher Education

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most researched areas of interest in recent years. A significant amount of research has been scoped toward the use of artificial intelligence in education (AIEd). In this research paper, much of the emphasis will be focused on artificial intelligence from a higher education perspective. The research in this area

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The Question of Culture in the Quest for Playful Higher Education

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in playful teaching and learning in higher education. The contemporary quest of playful higher education, however, faces a number of obstacles and challenges. In this conceptual paper, using the Singapore context as an example, I discuss the relevance of one concept, labelled the ‘culture in education’,

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Exploring the Landscape of Gamification in Higher Education: A Systematic Mapping Study

The concept of gamification is attracting significant attention and implementation in several industries. However, its use in higher education is still in its early phases. The use of game design aspects in non-game situations, sometimes called gamification, has emerged as a prominent trend in boosting learning experiences. This systematic mapping study investigates the utilisation of

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Project TRAIL (Teaching Resources to Advance Interest in the Law): Examining Variables Related to Law School Admission for Students

Project TRAIL (Teaching Resources to Advance Interest in Law) is a grant-funded project designed to provide an undergraduate course to facilitate student admission into law school. Although any student can take the course, the focus of the project is to provide students of Color an opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for successful admission into

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The Importance of Banks: The First Bank in the United States

In this teaching project I present an experience carried out with students of the Degree in Political Science at the University of Murcia (Spain) within the subject “Principles of Economics”. Given the context in which it is taught, it is necessary to explain economic concepts reducing the mathematical part as much as possible. For this

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Promotion of Strategic Learning from an Evaluation Approach Based on Student Empowerment: Case Applied in Higher Education

The work describes, from an evaluative approach based on student empowerment, the promotion of strategic learning of the students, all participants of the Diploma in Adult Education, offered by the University of the Americas (Chile) to its teachers, within the Development Training program Teacher. In this way, from this experience, the empowerment and active participation

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The Effect of e-Learning System on Academic Performance in Higher Learning Institutions in Tanzania: Moderating Effect of Behavioral Intention

This research evaluated the direct impact of an e-learning system on academic performance at higher education institutions in Tanzania. The research was guided by the modified Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and used descriptive and explanatory cross-sectional survey research designs. Likewise, the study used the positivism paradigm and a simple random

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Ontology Definition for University Knowledge Graph

Finding the required information to succeed in the organisation of everyday study life is not always easy for a student. Ontologies are an instrument to define a domain by illustrating its concepts and thereby presenting knowledge in a structured way. In this paper, our aim is to design an ontology that is suitable for the

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Understanding the Priorities and Support Needs of Carers in Higher Education: A Qualitative Longitudinal Study

Student carers are those in higher education who have a commitment to providing unpaid support to a family member and/or friend who could not manage without their care, including, but not limited to, disability, illness, and/ or physical and/or mental health issue(s). They are an under-represented and disadvantaged group in higher education and are four

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Flexible Teaching in Rural Philippine Higher Education: Attitude and Anxiety of Educators as Predictors of Readiness

This study investigates the level of readiness of educators towards shifting to flexible teaching in terms of attitude and levels of anxiety. The respondents were 179 educators from the seven campuses of Northern Iloilo State University, Philippines selected through proportional random sampling. This study employed the descriptive cross-sectional study using a survey research design. Data

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Anxiety of Primary Students’ Teacher in Learning Statistics and Its Relationship to Statistical Learning Outcomes

Learning statistics are useful for primary students’ teachers, although they are prepared to be primary school teachers. Statistics can develop student’s critical thinking, logic, and necessary in completing their final project, but some student’s teachers do not notice and also have learning anxiety which affects their learning outcomes achievement. Learning anxiety is caused by many

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Education Inequality Within the European Union: A Spatial Statistics Approach

This study aims to investigate the spatial distribution of educational inequality within the European Union (EU) using a spatial statistics approach. Educational inequality remains a significant challenge for policymakers seeking to ensure equal opportunities for all EU citizens. By examining the spatial dimension of this issue, the study contributes to a deeper understanding of the

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The Influence of Self-Concept on Interest in Becoming a Teacher in Indonesian Students of Mathematics Education

This study aims to determine the influence of self-concept on interest in becoming a student teacher in the Mathematics Education study program at a private university in Indonesia. The method used in this study is a survey method with a descriptive-quantitative approach. The sample used in this study was made up of students of the

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Using a Corpus-Based Approach to Explore Writing Variation in Engineering Subdisciplines: Pedagogical Implications

In the contemporary academic culture where publications are highly valued, engineering graduate research students are generally expected to publish their research outcomes during their doctoral candidature. Writing for publication can be challenging if one is not aware of the writing conventions in a subdiscipline. Furthermore, technical textbooks have been found to give contrasting and fragmentary

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Investigating Remote Teaching Through Cultural-Historical Activity Theory: A Case Study in Lebanon

This case study investigates remote teaching in a higher education institution in Lebanon using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT). It addresses the lack of cultural-historical studies examining remote teaching, while illustrating and enhancing the fourth generation of CHAT. The choice of Lebanon stems from the country’s concurrent financial, banking, and political collapse. These crises that disrupt

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Project Management Education for Value Creation

Project management is a fundamental knowledge and skill in the field of engineering. Conventional project management has been based on a waterfall process to achieve deliverables while balancing the scope, schedule, and cost. Today, project management aims to not only obtain deliverables but achieve outcomes for value creation with sustainability. Furthermore, the project management process

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Students’ Attitudes Towards Education in Biology-Related Disciplines and the Need for Internationalization: A Survey at a Vietnamese University

This survey examined the attitudes of 538 undergraduate students enrolled at a Vietnamese university towards biology-related disciplines. Employing a structured questionnaire, the study explored several aspects, including students’ interests in various biology-related fields, their motivations for pursuing these disciplines, their opinions on teaching methods, their aspirations for internationalization and study abroad experiences, the essential skills

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Engaging University Students in Designing an E-magazine

Student learning outcomes rely on the depth and quality of their engagement in language learning. Since the early 2000s, the concept of engagement has gained a lot of attention from researchers. They often define engagement as a complex construct that consists of behavioral, cognitive, and emotional components. In addition, students’ engagement is very important in

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Determinants of Career Adaptability of Undergraduates in Malaysia

Career adaptability refers to adapting to changing tasks and engaging in continued self-learning. It is crucial to respond to the changing demands of employers. Undergraduates are the future talents of a country. Their readiness to join the dynamic labour market is essential to be examined. Thus, this study examines the factors affecting career adaptability among

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Project-Based Learning in a Collaborative Environment: A Math Study

One of the concerns of higher education institutions is to provide students with a wide range of skills. Whether they are basic, cognitive, and professional skills, or social, problem-solving and teamwork skills. Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching methodology that involves students designing, developing, and building practical solutions to a problem. And, if associated with

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Chat GPT Challenges in Higher Education Assessment Methodologies

We are currently experiencing one of the most challenging revolutions, the technological one, in which universities, traditionally seen as the center of innovation, have difficulty keeping up. Chat GPT (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) is based on a language model based on deep learning, one of the branches of artificial intelligence (AI). This platform uses an algorithm

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Preparing E-Tutors for Success: A Qualitative Analysis of a Community Management Training Module for Students

The role of corporate community managers, who facilitate digital and cross-location collaboration within corporate communities, is comparable to that of e-tutors, who moderate and assist virtual group work in the university context. E-tutors have a variety of tasks that go beyond merely monitoring their supervised groups. They need to be equipped with numerous competencies to

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The Development of Inductive Thinking of Pedagogue Candidates

The study of inductive, and in particular abstract reasoning has a very extensive literature. However, putting these competencies into the context of dropout research is less typical. The focus of this research is therefore directed to this area. The main objective was to analyse the components of abstract reasoning in terms of students who achieved

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Should Disciplines Define Learning Spaces?

Brazil has a robust system of public higher education institutions in which funding always depends on the importance that governments give to universities. The organizational methods and premises implemented in Latin America and particularly in Brazilian universities in the 1960s still have critical consequences on the campus. The spatiality and location in the city result

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The Spirit of Modern Academic Legal Education: Towards Governing Principles

The contribution promotes the idea of principles in academic legal education. Principles are taken to be abstract notions that can offer a certain direction of things in academic legal education. The paper posits that such principles should be taken into account both in the designing and the implementation of programmes of legal study and law

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Assessment of English Language Learning in a Time of Pandemic: Difficulties and Strategies from State Universities and Colleges’ Language Educators

This study investigated the assessment methods used by English Language Educators (ELEs) in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) for Flexible Learning (FL) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected through individual semi-structured online interviews and follow-up email interviews with 11 ELEs from different SUCs. The study aimed to identify the challenges they faced in assessing

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A Quantitative Exploration of Academic Motivation in Online Higher Education

Academic motivation (AM), the desire for behaviors connected to academic functioning and success, determines the level of student engagement in academic activities. Due to the increase in online learning environments in universities in the post-pandemic period, it is significant to explore the AM level among students in online higher education to offer a more effective

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Implementation of 5S Lean Methodology in Reviewing Competencies in a Higher Education Institution

The potential of applying Lean Management in Higher Education Institutions has increased significantly in last few years leading to tremendous savings. Reviewing and updating competencies’ curriculum matrix is one of the critical and complicated processes that consume time and effort, and this has triggered searching for a scientific and sustainable approach to manage such review.

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From Presentation to Publication in Higher Education

Have you always wanted to get your work published in higher education and don’t know where to start? Have you felt that in order to get published you must know the proverbial gatekeepers? This presentation offers insight and action steps to support authors move successfully past those gatekeepers by providing a roadmap though the process

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Being Citizens in the Digital Era: An Empirical Study of Chinese University Students’ Practice of Digital Citizenship

As a newly emerged concept, digital citizenship received extensive attention from researchers and was mainly investigated from the following aspects including exploring its meanings, developing reliable and valid instruments, and identifying impacting factors. However, it is detected that there is limited research focusing on researching how people behave as citizens in the online community. Employed

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Examining Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes Towards Plagiarism in Mongolia

In light of the internet, technological advancement, and artificial intelligence, plagiarism has become one of the major issues for students and the academic community to be concerned. Plagiarism is an ethical misconduct in which one uses others’ ideas, words, and intellectual productions without acknowledging the authors or one’s contribution. Previous studies have documented contributing factors

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Online Voter’s Education, Change of Voting Perceptions, Awareness and Social Media Use of Fake News and Fact-Checking Behaviors Among Tertiary Students

Voter’s education is an avenue which engages student-voters into political socialization. However, their exposure to social media and lack of keenness in verifying information can make them vulnerable to spread of fake news which in the long run may affect voting perceptions and behavior. Others may not be conducting fact checking behaviors that are necessary

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Analysis of Gender Difference of Factors Affecting Academic Performance of Mathematics Doctoral Students

This study aimed to investigate the gender differences in the factors affecting the academic performance of mathematics doctoral students. A total of 147 participants were surveyed using a questionnaire that included items such as fear of delay, doctoral student engagement, support from parents and teachers, facilitating conditions, stress levels, and well-being. this study aimed to

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Improvements in the Effectiveness and Quality of Learning Through the Peer Review Strategy: A Case Study in the UPV/EHU

In formal education, assessment is the most widespread way of ensuring that students have learned the content of subjects. In most cases, such assessment is carried out on the basis of an examination. However, there are authors who criticise assessment seen in this way, since student participation is passive and prevents consideration of other elements

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Scenarios as Means for Identifying, Developing, and Accessing Critical Thinking in Pre- and In-Service Teacher Education: A Preliminary Discussion on the Findings of an International Collaboration

Critical thinking is widely considered a vital aspect of education, necessary for comprehending concepts and solving problems. Compelling evidence from various studies indicates that even a significant number of university graduates lack the ability to think critically, despite its emphasis in education. Critical thinking involves a process of reasoning that is reasonable, reflective, and aimed

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Scaffolding Teacher Talk in Face-to-Face vs. Online EAP Contexts: Teachers’ and Students’ Views

Despite growing research evidence on the facilitative role of scaffolding strategies in enhancing students’ learning outcomes, scaffolding L2 learners in hybrid EAP contexts has been an under-researched area. The aim of the present study is twofold: 1) to explore how English language instructors use teacher talk to scaffold language learning during online and face-to-face EAP

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Czech Higher Education in Continuity With the Challenges of the Contemporary World

The significant impact of the primary idea of the conference became tangible not only in the disruptive period of the COVID-19 pandemic, which strongly affected all levels of education without exception but also in the current post-covid era. Czech higher education also had to deal with some problems during its journey. The primary goal of

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Factors Influencing Faculty Willingness to Engage in Academic Service-Learning Approach With Businesses for Graduates Employability Skills Development: Benin Perspectives

Graduates from all over the world face a labour market completely transformed by dynamic changes. Indeed, employers nowadays are hiring employees with employability skills, thus forcing universities to produce graduates who ideally respond to their needs. Faced with this pressure, universities are required to engage with businesses to develop teaching methods that foster employability skills.

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Performing Arts in Higher Education: Sensing the Body to Learn the World

The arts play a fundamental role in the educational field. This paper outlines the importance of considering performing arts initiatives in higher education as an agent of transformation. The approach discussed outline the artistic/dance artistic residency developed at the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education in the Arts, a project that took place in

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Mapping the Field of Quality Assurance and Transnational Higher Education Through a Bibliometrics Analysis

Quality assurance (QA) has become an increasingly important research subject due to globalization and the consequent international expansion of higher education institutions. Such expansion entails obstacles and challenges since national frameworks for QA and the recognition of qualifications do not cover transnational higher education (TNHE). With enthusiastic debate amongst all stakeholders and academics, further exploration

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An Italian Large Case Study on Emergency Remote Teaching: Factors and Predictors Which Affect Higher Education Students’ Attitude

In the last few years many studies on concerns about Emergency Remote Teaching have been implemented, but few focused on the Italian academia. The present large case study involved 3,670 undergraduate and postgraduate learners enrolled on both Architecture and Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. It aimed to investigate their assessment of remote teaching through

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The Importance of Professional Self-Knowledge in the Initial and In-Service Training of Teachers

Rogers’s person-centered approach has had a major impact on the social professions and the methods used in this field, so I have tried to briefly present the methods that can be used in the initial and in-service training of teachers. As professional self-knowledge is an important area of becoming a teacher and pedagogical work, I

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School Differences in Whether and Where Students Apply to University

Going to university is a key route to enhancing life opportunities for young people and for promoting social mobility. Despite the action of multiple widening participation programs, substantial sociodemographic inequalities in participation to higher education persist. Many factors determine whether a student attends university, however, the potential role of schools in exacerbating or mitigating participation

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An Examination on the Role of Culture and Socialization on South Asian Women’s Pursuit of STEM Education

This study examines the experiences of five South Asian women who aspire for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Western Ontario. It also analyzes the ways in which cultural and societal experiences shape their pursuit of a STEM degree. The research questions being investigated through this study are: (1)

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A Review on the Ethical Principles of Conduct on Turkish University Websites

The aim of this study is to examine whether state universities in Turkey include ethical behavior principles on their university web pages. From past to present, ethical standards for university members and students are discussed, and these people who share the university environment are expected to act in accordance with ethical principles. Universities, on the

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The Effects of the Flipping Classroom and Peer Instructional Models on Learning Mathematics

This study examines the impact of the flipped classroom and peer instruction teaching models on students’ mathematics performance. More than one hundred students participate in a four-month study, and they are divided into three groups. A control group is being taught according to the traditional model. The first experimental group is being taught according to

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Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on the Education of Higher Education Students in the Health Area

Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) emerges as a temporary resource for teaching students of courses in the health area, in higher education institutions, during the global pandemic COVID-19. The remote teaching modality brought with it positive aspects, as well as important challenges regarding the learning process in the area of higher education under analysis. This study

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The Application of the Bilingual Online Dictionary Brazilian Sign Language/Portuguese in a Brazilian Higher Education Institution

This work supports the issue of accessibility for deaf students in Higher Education, developed by the Inovar+ project with support from CEAD (Coordination of Open and Distance Education). Its objective is to understand, from the perspective of Brazilian Sign Language (Libras)/Portuguese Translators and Interpreters (TILSP), the use of the Bilingual Libras/Portuguese Dictionary as a pedagogical

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Tutorial Factors Associated With Dropout and Failure in Higher Education

The purpose of this work is to present the tutorial factors associated with desertion and failure identified in higher education, at the Technological University of the Southeast of Veracruz (TUSV), a non-experimental design is suggested, based on a quantitative, analytical and descriptive approach. It addresses two of the five phases proposed in the methodology for

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Hope in Times of Trouble: An Academic Development Perspective of Learning and Teaching During a Crisis

Higher education experienced unprecedented disruption with the arrival of COVID-19. While the pandemic has dissipated to some extent, the lessons learned helps to consider responses to disruptive events in the future. This paper explores the reflections of two academic developers’ experiences from two diverse institutions, as they supported academic staff with the transition to remote

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Exploring AI in Education: A Quantitative Study of a Service-Oriented University Chatbot

The following paper presents the evaluation of an artificially intelligent assistant system (DIAS) with a service-oriented chatbot as a central communication element. The conversational AI (Artificial Intelligence) is supposed to increase information transparency in higher education environments and thus support students, teachers, and administrative staff. The exploratory study had two objectives: first, we intended to

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Enhancing the Alignment of 4IR Industry Skill Sets of Finance Graduates with the Principles of Distributed Cognition for Teamwork

The purpose of this paper is to report on the confluence of student-centered learning based on the principles of Distributed Cognition for Teamwork (DiCoT) and alignment with industry needs in a 4IR environment. There is an ever increasing need to produce industry ready graduates with the skill sets needed for 4IR. Emerging technologies, such as

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UAE Female K-12 Students: Decision Influences on Bachelor’s Degrees Choices

One of the most crucial decisions that students make in their lives is the major choice as it affects students’ job opportunities and the labor market’s structure. Many adolescents, who will one day meet the need of knowledge-based economies, have the goal of attending a university but lack the means to do so. In order

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Exploring Immersive Reality: Case Studies From a North American University

Higher education institutions are increasingly utilizing immersive technology to support interdisciplinary research, teaching, and student development. For instance, Arizona State and Pennsylvania State have established virtual reality (VR) spaces on their campuses to support interdisciplinary research, the integration of VR into teaching, and VR development spaces for students. These spaces provide opportunities for students, faculty,

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Pre-service Teachers’ Learning Experiences With Educational Technologies in South Africa

Online teaching and learning have become a fundamental platform for teaching and learning in higher education institutions, more so, since globally an extensive academic disruption was experienced during the coronavirus pandemic 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown. This study describes pre-service teachers’ perceptions on online teaching and learning platforms at one University in South Africa. The purpose of

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The Impact of Low Birth Rate on Higher Education in Taiwan: University Teachers’ Work stress and Coping Strategies

The decreasing birth rate in Taiwan has caused a significant enrollment drop among many universities in Taiwan. In the year of 2022, a total of 19 universities have failed to reach a 60% enrollment rate. According to the statistics provided by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, at least twelve universities have been shut down

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Understanding and Teaching Slam Poetry: An Empirical Research of University Students

This paper focuses on the definition of slam poetry and its possible uses in the classroom. Based on two Hungarian slam poetry performances, qualitative empirical research has been conducted on Hungarian university students. During a slam poetry performance, the slammer creates a rhetorical situation, in which a new genre organises the experiences of the audience

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Insight of Twitter Ban: Student’s Perspectives in Higher Education

Twitter appears to be a platform for the elites, with abuse, misuse, misinformation, and disinformation. Twitter bans in various countries, including Nigeria, have raised worries about freedom of expression and information access. This study examines Nigeria’s Twitter ban’s reasons, effects, and alternative measures The research study was carried out using a quantitative method that takes

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An Analysis of Content Marketing on Social Media by Five Top Global Universities

Social media are used increasingly by higher education institutions (HEIs) to promote brands and connect to stakeholders. The authors analyzed post type and post content on Facebook posted by five selective universities of Top 20 QS World Ranking University 2022: Massachusetts Institute of Technology from USA, University of Oxford from UK, ETH Zurich-Swiss Federal Institute

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How Did Traditional Nomadic Herders Increase in the Past Decade? –The Relations of Higher Education, TVET, and Career Trajectory

This study aims to reveal the growth factors in nomadic herders, featuring the relations of higher education, TVET, and the job market in Mongolia. Past studies demonstrated the dramatic decrease of herder households in young generations in Mongolia due to the vulnerability under climate change and preference for an urban lifestyle after the mobility to

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Japanese University Students’ Learning Experiences and Attitudes Toward Computer Programming

In Japan, the development of human resources with programming skills has become an urgent issue. Meanwhile, the experience of learning programming varies from learner to learner. Interest in programing may differ depending on each learner’s area of expertise. Thus, this study aimed to investigate learners’ learning experiences and attitudes toward computer programming. A questionnaire using

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A Case Study of Pre-service Teachers’ Physics Laboratory Skill in Measurement and Uncertainty

In a physics laboratory, an experimental result and its uncertainty are significant because they permit others to evaluate the quality of the experiment. This is the most essential competency for high school science teachers. The purpose of this study was to explore laboratory skills in physics, particularly measurement and uncertainty. Data were collected from pre-service

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Biomedical Engineering as STEM Education in Georgia and New Chalenges for Internationalisation of This Process

This paper presents some aspects of developing STEM education in Georgia, and internationalization of this process by preparing Biomedical Engineering Program for ABET accreditation. Methodology for using Project courses for assessing a number of ABET outcomes. In the advent of EC 2000, Engineering programs have grappled with methods for assessing some of the ABET outcomes,

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How the Community Participative Courses Are Carried Out –From an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Sponsored by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, three teachers from different department work on the project, and co-teach the course “Eco-Tourism and Community Narratives.” Students were led to the community affairs and public issues that were crucial to the community. How the course was carried out and the dilemma the teachers encountered were discussed,

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What Use a Qualifications Framework? The Impact of Qualifications Frameworks on Innovation for Online Learning in Australia and Malaysia

National qualifications frameworks (NQFs) have grown rapidly since the first generation of frameworks were established in the mid-1990s. They are designed for several purposes and uses, and are located amongst a set of other policy, socio-economic, and socio-material contexts, enmeshed in existing ideologies, systems, and practices, which shape what they can and cannot do. But

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Subject Site Usability to Student Well-Being and Burnout–Understanding the Pathway

A considerable amount of research has been conducted to learn about various factors contributing to student well-being and burnout, but there have been few studies that considered both individual and external factors together in understanding these in the context of online and blended learning. A moderated mediation model is used to understand the relationship between

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Significant Effectiveness of Transformative Teaching and Learning for Five (5) Years in UNIMAS, Malaysia: A Meta-Analysis Study

This paper discusses the significant effectiveness of Transformative Teaching and Learning for five (5) Years in the University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia. The transformative learning process is often described as cognitive and rational, but it may also incorporate imagination, intuition, effect, and soul-work (Sivagnanam, 2016). The findings are based on a meta-analysis study involving 5-year

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The Missing Link in Higher Design Education: Ethics and Social Responsibility

The design profession is an important part of higher education in the arts. Students are guided and shaped in the process of becoming a qualified designer. Qualified designers need not only to learn technical skills, they also need to learn ethics and social responsibility. Data shows that existing design education only informs students of what

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Prioritizing the Margin: Developing Intentional Strategies to Retain Diverse Students, Faculty, and Staff

As the college student population in the United States continues to become more diverse it is imperative that colleges and universities work to recruit and retain faculty and staff that are equally as diverse. While some institutions have created strategies for recruiting minority populations there is still a gap in the research on best practices

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A Path to Enhance University Relevance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries

Higher Education Institutions attempt to remain relevant and competitive through modernizing their teaching, research, and consultancy as well as engaging effectively with society, government and the private sector at all levels. However, attaining these aspirations is a challenge due to multiple issues which include fluctuations in student enrolments, market influences and the strains to fulfil

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Exploring Classroom Interactions for Inclusive and Quality Education Under SDG4

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) introduced by United Nations brings together the whole nation to eradicate poverty and tackle issues of social and climate change. Its fourth SDG (SDG4), ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all and promote lifelong learning’, extends from pre-primary to tertiary and vocational education. Online learning was

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Factors Preventing Hiring of Highly Educated Female New Graduates in Japanese Corporations

The main purpose of this study is to find the attributes of corporations that prevent hiring of highly educated female new graduates, who hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Our results show that the percentages of new graduates who majored in the field of humanities and of female employees positively correlate with the percentage of female

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Design, Development, and Implementation of Pediatric Physical Therapy Senior Clinical Internship Telerehabilitation Program: The Pandemic Impetus

The pandemic situation continues to affect the lives of many people including children with disabilities and their families globally especially in developing countries like the Philippines. Moreso, the operations of health programs, industries and economic sectors, as well academic training institutions are still challenged in terms of operations and delivery of services. The academic community

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Improved Adjunct Compensation Leveraging The Continuous Improvement Cycle

This session will share the continuous improvement process leveraged by the University of Arizona Global Campus’s Academic Operations department to carry out faculty focused system and process initiatives. The focus will be specifically on the design, development, and implementation of a new adjunct faculty compensation model the university launched in October of 2021, and the

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Examining the Type of Relationship That Exit Between Higher Education and Economic Growth in USA

For a long time, economists and policymaker have argument relationship between higher education and economic growth (especially in long-term economic growth). In the face of the epidemic and financial shortages, some researchers have increased their interest in the rational use of limited resources to drive economic growth. The purpose of this paper is to examine

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Impact of Vertical and Horizontal Mismatches on Earnings Among Highly-Educated Employees in Japan

This study investigates the vertical and horizontal mismatches among highly-educated employees in Japan. The critical point of view on the effects of job-education mismatches on graduate earnings is that job-education mismatches leads to the waste of human capital accumulated during graduates’ study years and brings negative consequences-earnings penalties. Our analysis reveals that vertical mismatch is

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The Mediating Role of Emotional Stability Between Critical Thinking Disposition and Self-Knowledge Among Management Students

This study aims to examine the mediating role of emotional stability between critical thinking disposition (Critical openness & Reflective Skepticism) and self-knowledge of the students in a private management institution, in India. A questionnaire survey method was employed to collect data from 384 students enrolled in the management course. SPSS and AMOS software was used

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Remaking Higher Education?: A Content Analysis of the Media Discourse on Online and Blended Education in India

India has the second largest higher education system in the world with 993 universities, 39931 colleges and 10,725 Stand Alone Institutions and improving higher education is a major policy priority of the government. Online education has emerged as the preferred form of education in the COVID-19 milieu. The media has served an important platform for

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Confronting GDP-based Economic Growth With Other Economic Growth Models

The debate on how to measure economic growth and assess economic growth figures is now half a century old. The positions of the so-called “optimists”, defenders of unlimited economic growth, are often pitted against the “pessimists” who consider that there will come a time when the availability of natural resources will limit growth. In the

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Assessing and Nurturing Grit and Self Reflection in Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Recent literature in higher education has shown there is a need to assess non-cognitive skills of perspective learners in order to predict success. By improving resilience, educators may be able to help struggling students succeed. Workshop participants will receive concrete guidance on how to assess and nurture two such non-cognitive skills: self-reflection and grit. The

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Continuous Improvement for Operational Efficiencies within Academic Operations

There are many challenges associated with the management of adjunct faculty profiles and operations in an online, asynchronous environment. One of the biggest challenges for our institution was with the centralization of many of the processes, records, and data that exists across various systems at the university. Centralization of these systems and processes has been

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Sources of Research Funding and Academic Productivity

This study aims to explore the impact of different sources of funding on research productivity. Using a sample of 403 academics, we employ ordinal and logistic regressions to assess the different sources of funding, namely the universities, government, EU, private entities and development agencies, on three different outcomes, namely the number of articles published in

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Effect of Self-Leadership on Higher Education Students’ Life Satisfaction and Quality of Life: A Bruneian Mixed-Methods Case Study

Physical, emotional, and psychological problems are among the core issues experienced by adolescents transitioning into adulthood and graduate students, particularly when pursuing higher education. As such, the stressors can adversely impact the higher education students’ quality of life (QoL) and life satisfaction, especially if they lack self-leadership. Hence, the purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed-method

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Academic Stress and Resilience Among Undergraduate Students of Guwahati City of Assam

College students are particularly vulnerable to academic stress due to transitions at an individual and social level. Academic stress can be identified as the primary source of the alarming reports of student stress. In present times academic stress has become more evident because this is an era of rapid changes and a cutting-edge competition. According

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The Influence of Service Quality of an Academic Promotion and Registration Office on Student Satisfaction at a Thai University

The research had two aims: 1) to study the service quality of the Academic Promotion and Registration Office (APRO) and student satisfaction levels at a Thai university and 2) to study the influence of personal traits and APRO service quality that affected the happiness of university students. The population was 15,519 Ubon Ratchathani University students

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The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Moral Judgment: The Case of Middle Eastern Female Students from a Society in Transition

The present study examined the role played by emotional intelligence in the moral judgment of an understudied population of female college students whose society is undergoing drastic changes juxtaposing individualism, meritocracy, and gender equity to collectivism, tribalism, and patriarchy. Two hundred and fifty students completed the Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire of Cooper and Petrides (2010),

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Reformed STEM Education and Its Effects on Student Learning Outcomes and Plagiarism Rates: A Look at a Higher Education Institution in the Northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Research on higher education in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is virtually absent (Zavale & Schneijderberg, 2020). Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs are being encouraged by the global community without assessments of the learning outcomes of the students enrolled (Blom, Lan & Adil, 2015). This project compared two STEM programs within the

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Paradigm Shift to a Higher-quality Teacher Education Program: A Framework for Reforms (A Preliminary Study)

Bulacan State University (BulSU) as a premiere state university in the region offering a teacher education program caters to an average of three thousand students from first year to fourth year. The realization of the mission of the University, which is to produce highly competent, ethical, and service-oriented professionals is the top priority of the

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Digital Learning Assistants in Higher Education Environments: A Qualitative Focus Group Study

Digital technologies have become increasingly important for educational institutions since the Covid-19 pandemic. In this paper, we present an artificially intelligent assistant system that supports students and prospective students on different levels. In addition to an AI-based chatbot as the central communication element, the virtual guidance system includes planning, study analysis, and motivation applications. To

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Assessing Full-time Undergraduate Student Segments: Public Higher Education Enrollment in Hawaii

Distinct competition for full-time student enrollment in higher education is evident. Students are increasingly considering themselves in the position of a consumer of higher education. Reaching prospective undergraduate students highlights the importance of market segmentation as a vital step towards increasing full-time enrollment. A crucial step to reaching potential undergraduate students to increase student enrollment

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The Effect of Vocational Training on Turnover Intention: The Mediation of Job Satisfaction

Youth employment is not just an individual problem, but a social issue that needs attention from companies, society, and the nation. Despite the fact that the college graduates’ preparation period for job entrance is getting longer due to unemployment and the preference for large corporations, the average tenure at their first job after employment is

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Developing English-Speaking Skills of Engineering Students Through Project-Based Learning in Uzbekistan

Traditionally, engineers are known as problem solvers as they deal with various kinds of issues and suggest possible solutions. One of the vital aspects is to enhance their problemsolving skills from the first year of their studies at the university and at the same time improve their English language skills. Project-based learning is a method

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Shared Strategic Leading: The Leadership of Academic Deans of Centers of Excellence in the Philippines

The study aimed at producing a substantive grounded theory of the leadership of academic deans of Centers of Excellence in Philippine Higher Education Institutions. The classic grounded theory method was employed. Fourteen academic deans from various disciplines and regions of the Philippines participated in the study. Participant interviews were used as the primary source of

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Enhancing Student Learning Experiences Through Recorded Presentation Using the “Gongyeh” System

Oral presentation is one of the core competencies of the higher education professional training. The use of oral presentation is a popular assessment in higher education. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a shift from classroom learning to online or blended learning approaches where the class engagement is usually limited. This current

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Accessing Ability: Making the Case for a Mental Health Promotion Approach to Inclusive Education

Post-secondary education plays an important role on societal and individual levels. The human capital developed during post-secondary education programs fosters social and economic prosperity by developing the country’s workforce. Completing higher education contributes to increased lifetime earning potential for everybody, but might be particularly beneficial for people with mental health related disabilities (MHRD). Therefore, as

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The Effects of Lockdown on Undergraduate Training and the Well-Being of Pre-Service Teachers

The aim of the study was to examine the well-being of pre-service teachers during the first lockdown. The changes in learning and leisure time were observed in the context of subjective satisfaction with education and experienced emotions. A total of 297 pre-service teachers (80% women; aged 17 – 30, M = 21.91, SD = 2.13)

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Current Development of ESP Teaching Policies in Mongolia

In recent years, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) has been teaching in many countries of Asia including Mongolia. In this paper, we will first explain the recent ESP teaching policy, ESP development, existing problems in China, Taiwan, Japan and Mongolia. These include the curriculum and materials development in ESP. In Mongolia some steps towards running

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Involvement of Experts From Practice in Practical Laboratory Teaching – A Way to Increase the Competencies and Skills of Science Study Programs Graduates

The current society requirements need close interconnectedness between children’s and young education process and the labour market, namely in industry and services. Workers in the 21st century must have the skills to process information, including reader literacy, mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills. Today, the school is only one of the places where students learn. In

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Perceptions of TVET Students Regarding the Integration and Accepting of Learning Management Systems (LMS) for Teaching and Learning: Situation Analysis of TVET College in South Africa

Emerging digital technologies in education are changing the traditional institutions by providing new possibilities for learning online and integrating technology for pedagogical innovation. Higher institutions such as universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges have implemented and adopted the learning management system (LMS) as an innovative alternative digital technology for online teaching

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Best Practices for Public Speaking Instruction for EFL Undergraduate Students in Japan: Abstract Based on Literature Review From 2016 to 2021

This paper attempts to identify the best practices for teaching Public Speaking for Japanese EFL undergraduate students through a literature review of papers published between January 2016 and April 2021. The paper will be relevant to educators and administrators in charge of or are about to design a Public Speaking course at universities in Japan

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Creating a Student Community in an Online Space: The Romance and the Reality

This study aimed to explain the romance and the reality of creating an online community for Master’s students in the COVID-19 context, and investigate the barriers and enablers to engaging in community online. In the urban university where this study was conducted, there are large postgraduate taught programmes with students who differ in their ability

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The Use of Social Networks in Scientific Dissemination in Spain

The present work aims to understand the perception that researchers have, in educational matters, and identify the strategies they have been applying when using social networks for communication, diffusion and dissemination of the scientific results generated for these. A study that focuses its attention on the level of researchers linked to higher education institutions in

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Youth Agency: Raising Awareness of 21st Century Global Citizenship in Higher Education

The world has become a place where individuals are expected to acquire certain skills and competencies to keep up with the speed and nature of changing circumstances and adopt conscious and responsible attitudes to become an active part of change. Being an agent of change in the 21st century, a time characterised by environmental and

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Harnessing the Unspeakable: Effect of Using Creative Methodological Tools to Speak About Emotions in Higher Education

In recent years, emotionality studies and emotional burnout has gained interest among researcher, especially while trying to understand emotions in the workplace. Many people are reluctant to share their true emotions or, in some instances, are unaware of the emotions they constantly feel while encountering difficult situations. Individuals are expected to ‘swallow’ their feelings in

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Fuzzy Based Model for Students Debar Policy in Indian Engineering Institutes

All around the world, a critical aspect of the higher education system is the evaluation of students through periodic examinations. To exemplify, many higher education centers in India allow students to undertake rigorous semester-based examinations i.e., End-Semester (or End-Term) examination, provided they meet the criteria of class attendance up to a certain percentage. However, below

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Indicators to Manage the Enjoy-Learn Impact of Kahoot on the Engagement Learning

The introduction of educational technologies in teaching-learning processes has modified the educational context traditionally focused on lecturers, connecting the student to a learning network without barriers. At present, scholars advocate the use of educational gamification tools, such as Kahoot, that lecturers could apply to encourage the student´s motivation and engagement in the university classrooms. This

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Centralization of Faculty Systems/Processes for an Improved Faculty Experience

There are many challenges associated with the management of adjunct faculty profiles and operations in an online, asynchronous environment. One of the biggest challenges for our institution was with the centralization of many of the processes, records, and data that exists across various systems at the university. These include the faculty management system (FMS), student

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Interpreting International Students’ Experiences in Terms of Their Higher Education Academic Integration

Internationalization of higher education in Central European countries is increasing. In addition to their quality of education, higher education institutions are taking advantage of its geographical location, attracting foreign students into their corpus maximizing a multicultural environment. Research is needed in the field of international students’ experiences from central European countries. Therefore, the present report

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A Precursor to Change: How Understanding Faculty Change Readiness Can Support EDI Change Initiatives

Begun with a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant in 2017, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at CU Denver has engaged in several student success initiatives targeting underrepresented minority (URM) students within STEM-related fields. In the five years since receiving the grant, CLAS has undertaken several initiatives (e.g., workshops, advising practices, student experience,

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Resilience, Social Support, and Coping in First-Generation Immigrant University Students in the Era of COVID‐19‐related Depression, Anxiety and Stress

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has been suggested as a trauma and stress related event associated with increased depression, anxiety and stress among university students. Among the populations most affected by the pandemic were first-generation immigrant students in the United States. University students with the combined status of being immigrants and first-generation have increased risk

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Cosmopolitan Legal Education: From Irnerius and the Westphalian Paradigm to the Modern Law School

The law school has not always been one that would be predominantly engaged with national legal matter. The subject of law, as a field of learning, has for a number of centuries been the toy of national educational systems, because law has been the toy of nation States. Law, the discipline, which nowadays draws materials

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The 4th Industrial Revolution: A Redefinition of the Role of Higher Education?

The 4th industrial revolution has begun to change -and will dramatically continue to change- the economy, the society, and the labour market at large. As Frey and Osborne (2013) have pointed out, automatization and digitalization will “destroy” or at least reconfigure, as many as 70% of jobs. While Arntz et al. (2017) do not agree

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Gen Z College Students, COVID-19 Courses & Beyond

The pandemic thrust the usage of Learning Management Systems, LMS, on teachers in all levels of education. Some students and faculty, especially at the college level, were experienced in using it but many were not prepared to the degree needed when schools were forced to go online. This paper reviews undergraduate Generation Z (born after

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Factors Contributing to Quality Performance in a Foundation English Course at a Higher Educational Institution

The knowledge of English language is important for the educational, economical, and national development of a country where the official language is English. There is a growing concern about undergraduates’ quality in performance in the English language course at the States’ University. The objective of the study is to examine the factors contributing to quality

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Preparing Higher Education Teachers for Successful Online Teaching: Where Does Your Students’ Motivation Come From?

The present study aims to 1) discover the source of higher education (HE) students’ motivation and explore the basis of their motivation from their point of view, and 2) discuss the best practices and strategies employed by HE teachers to motivate their students in online or remote learning environments. The study’s objective is to listen

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Students’ Perceived Barriers of the Use of OER: The Case of a South African Higher Education Institution

Access to Higher Education plays an integral role in social and economic development and transformation. In South Africa, not only access to quality teaching and learning is influenced by the limited number of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), but also access to resources. For HEIs in developing countries alternative resources than a prescribed book should be

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Understanding Pain by Working It Out: Teaching Literature Interactively to Build Resilience

Young people have to face a range of different kinds of stress in their journey of physical and emotional growth. Before the pandemic, educators and other stakeholders have already put in place a lot of measures in the educational experience to help young people understand and face these challenges. As the global world has been

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Higher Education and Graduates’ Unemployability in Nigeria: The Policy Implication

The deficient possession of relevant employability skills that have rendered many graduates unemployable in Nigeria has been a subject of national discourse among the policy makers in education in Nigeria in recent times. Graduates’ unemployability poses serious psychologically imbalance on the concerned persons while economic growth of the country is adversely affected. This paper focused

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Delivery Formats, Course Persistence, and Completion Rate: A Comparison of Online, Face to Face (F2F), and Blended Developmental Courses

The mixed results on the relationship between delivery methods and students; final grades in English, math, and reading developmental courses indicate, a specific delivery method may be advantageous for students taking a particular course. The mixed results from the study highlighted the importance of consulting students, administrators, and teachers regarding the most appropriate delivery method

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Science Graduate Employability and English Language Proficiency: Findings from a Malaysian Public University

This study investigated the relationship between the employability of science graduates of a public university in Malaysia and their English language proficiency. Utilising a quantitative research design, the study involved 3,918 graduates from the 2015, 2016 and 2017 graduating years. Using available secondary data, three variables were examined: the graduates’ employment status, their English Language

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Interest and Awareness of Japanese University Students Regarding Computer Programming

Although developing computer programming skills is essential, students’ levels of readiness to learn programming are different. This study thus investigates the interest and awareness that Japanese university students possess regarding computer programming. A questionnaire study using a five-point Likert scale was conducted for 90 students from three classes: one in science and two in humanities.

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The Indian Odd: Women’s Rising Education and Declining Workforce Participation

The disproportionate representation of women in labor as compared to their education is an Indian odd which will be examined in this study. Women are attaining higher education degrees at similar rates as men but hold a much lower track of considerable labor participation. Women constitute only 21% of the workforce as compared to 49%

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Machine Learning Analysis of Problems Encountered by STEM Students from Underrepresented Groups During the Covid-19 Pandemic

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, STEM students from underrepresented groups have been disproportionately affected. These include women in STEM degree programs, “first generation” students from non-academic families, students with a migration background, students with physical or psychological disabilities and students with children. A control group of university students who do not belong to any of

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Students’ Reflections on Online Teaching/Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The intensive implementation of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic creates challenges and generates innovation opportunities within higher education. This study aimed to explore students’ reflections regarding online teaching/learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the challenges students encountered due to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the perceived benefits, and their recommendations for future

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Growth Process of Graduate School of Teaching Students in Their Life as Graduate Students

At present, the teacher training system in Japan using graduate schools is about to undergo a major transformation. However, although there have been many discussions about the graduate school of teaching, it has not been clarified what kind of obstacles the graduate students actually feel and how they overcome them. In this study, we focus

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The Practice of Teaching Java Programming Language to Undergraduate Students

The paper presents our practice of teaching java programming language to undergraduate students at Tsinghua University, China. The biggest challenge is the design of the course to improve students’ programming ability. The course consists of two parts: the class lectures and the after-class exercises, both are designed deliberately. The purpose of the lectures is to

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Relationships between Japanese University Students’ Interest in Computer Programming, Their Logical Thinking, and IT Literacy

Increasing emphasis is being placed on strengthening personal ability for computer programming. However, students have different levels of readiness and consciousness to learn programming. When promoting computer education, it is imperative that the curriculum be designed, considering students’ backgrounds and awareness of computer programming. This study examines the relationships between Japanese university students’ interest in

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International Students’ Acceptance of Online Learning During Pandemic: Some Exploratory Findings

The COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 has impacted campus life in many ways, including shifting to online mode of teaching and learning, restricting face-to-face communication and activities, and forming of new norms of education. This paper investigates impacts of the pandemic to the way international students taking class and doing research, the satisfaction level, and obstacles

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Higher Education and Wicked Problems: Students Engaging with Complexity and Uncertainty in Sustainability Transitions

The challenges we collectively face, such as climate change, are characterized by more complexity, interdependence, and dynamism than is common for educational practice. This presents a challenge for (university) education. These transition challenges are often described as wicked or VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) problems. In response, educational innovations that are inspired by ecology

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Remote Learning Satisfaction among Higher Education Learners During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia and Thailand

Covid-19 pandemic that started in early 2020 has exponentially changed how education is delivered to higher education students in Malaysia and Thailand. The present teaching and learning routine that depended much on face-to-face interaction between educators and learners and to a certain extent blended education was disrupted when the world was attacked by the Covid-19

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Mental Health Promoting Communities of Learning

The number of students enrolled in higher education with diverse learning needs is increasing, alongside growing numbers of students taking courses online. Additionally, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, post-secondary institutions have been required to deliver courses using “remote” methods (i.e., various online delivery modalities). Given the rapid shift to online learning, there is

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Successes and Challenges of a Business Process Redesign and Centralization of Faculty Management Systems and Process into a Faculty Portal

University of Arizona Global Campus’s (UAGC) Academic Operations teams have spearheaded a complete Business Process Redesign (BPR) of the institution’s work, centralizing many of the 3rd party systems and processes into one, centralized faculty management portal/system supported through APL nextED. This presentation will outline the successes and challenges experienced with the initial migration of processes

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When It Absolutely, Positively Has to Be Learning Online: Emic Reflections of Teacher – Student Resilience within an Australian Tertiary Pathways Landscape

COVID-19 signalled an end to the free movement of international students to Australian tertiary institutions necessitating a paradigm shift away from conventional face to face teaching and the benefits of cultural and linguistic immersion for online learning. This paper draws on auto-ethnography to explore and evaluate the impact of this transformation upon the affective and

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Measuring Environmental Consciousness and Green Consumerism of College Students in the Philippines

This study intends to find out and describe the measure consumer attitudes regarding environmental consciousness and green consumerism of college students in Angeles City, Philippines. It covered Filipino college students in Angeles City namely Angeles University Foundation (AUF), City College of Angeles City (CCA), Holy Angel University (HAU), and Systems Plus College Foundation (SPCF), totaling

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Recruiting and Managing Volunteers for Academic Libraries: Tips and Suggestions for Running Successful Programs

Unlike public libraries, academic libraries are not normally seen as organizations that make utilization of volunteers to help. Yet, many academic libraries do indeed use volunteers for special projects, programming such as events, and some day to day operations. Volunteers means dealing with people and it comes with multiple obligations to the library including legal

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Remote Teaching and Learning: Resilience and Academic Voices

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have been driven to rethink, redesign, and respond overnight in the COVID-19 pandemic. The instantaneous closure of education institutions in South Africa, and worldwide raised several questions in terms of the adaptability and readiness of the HEI sector to adapt and respond to the changes. The changes called into question issues

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Exploring Blockchain Technology and its Usefulness in Education

Blockchain Technology has been known to most People pertaining to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Blockchain has been now around for about a decade but other than in cryptocurrency it has not been very successful. It has been applied to many areas of Business-like finance, judiciary, education, Health care, Logistics, and commerce however with limited success.

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Factors Pulling International Students to Japan: A Situation Analysis

Japan has 312,214 international students in May 2019, successfully achieving the 300,000 international students target. This study investigates the factors pulling international students into Japan for higher education. Data for literature review was collected from both English and Japanese sources including research reports, review papers, statistics, and online materials, which addressing the issues of international

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Change Readiness: Preparing for Change in the Age of Disruption

Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) are in a period of immense disruption due to student demographic changes, economic pressures, and approaches to student learning. These swirling forces are driving IHE to consider and pursue systemic organizational, cultural, and pedagogical changes to fulfill their missions and remain financially viable. To meet these challenges, DP are enacting

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Effects of Capstone Design Achievement on Employment: A Case of Industrial & Management Engineering

This study is to analyze the performance of the Capstone Design course and the impact of multiple factors on the learner’s job hunting activities and initial job satisfaction. Among the factors influencing employment, capstone design achievement, gender, GPA, Capstone design project passing, age, major-related employment, multidisciplinary course, other knowledge, internship experience, language scores, etc. have

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ASEAN Regionalism and Cross-Border Research of Philippine Higher Education: The Case of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus

Applying the New Regionalism Approach evinces the exogenous and endogenous factors affecting the processes underlying the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) higher education regionalism. By delving into a rather unexplored area of regionalism (higher education) in a less investigated region (Southeast Asia) and state (Philippines), this paper treads through a relatively recent terrain of

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Assessing College Students’ Readiness for Online Learning

Advancements in technology and pedagogy with respect to distance education have highlighted the need for higher education institutions to adapt to these changes and embrace online learning as an alternative approach to instructional delivery. To assess students’ readiness to this non-conventional modality, the current study utilized the Online Learning Readiness Scale (OLRS) by administering an

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Differentiated Means of Action and Expression in Higher Education Courses

The Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) designed a framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), to promote the accessibility of learning practices by providing multiple means of engagement, representation, and action and expression (CAST, 2018). The framework is designed to guide teaching practices to improve learning experiences for all people based on how humans learn.

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Why Students Plagiarise: Corrupted Morals or Failed Education?

Why do students plagiarise and how can we tackle the problem? An accurate understanding of reasons for student plagiarism is a crucial step to successful formulation of effective solutions to the problem. To this end, a focus group study was conducted to collect information from an “insider” view on why Hong Kong university students might

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Mission Impact: Higher Education as Catalyst for Sustainability Transformation

Higher education has the potential to act as ecosystem catalysts, connecting with the places our institutions are a part of, for learning-based change with wicked (sustainability) challenges. This, however, calls for reorientating and rethinking of the higher educational narratives and subsequent practices towards more ecological and relational ones. In this study, a pilot aimed to

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Supporting Asian Students in US Degree Programs

This presentation will review how different universities are supporting Asian students during the COVID pandemic. Traditionally, some of these programs have required Asian students to attend university in person in the United States. Due to issues with COVID and the US government, many students were not able to obtain the appropriate visa to attend in-person

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Creating Lasting Economic Impact and Promoting Gender Equity in Africa Through Education

The Distance Education for Africa (DeAfrica) program has been running for six years. This program is an educational outreach program between a non-profit with offices in Kenya and the University of Virginia in the United States. Over the past six years, 24,000 scholarships have been awarded to learners in every country in Africa. This session

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Reaching Global Audiences Through Platform Partnerships

This presentation will walk through how the University of Virginia has partnered with third-party platforms to reach global audiences. Data on the massive open online course (MOOC0 portfolio of the University of Virginia and the related metrics on enrollments and completions will be reviewed. The content strategy of the University utilizing courses and specializations to

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An Exclusive Condition: COVID-19 Induced Stress as a Reflector of Status Inequality and Predictor of Academic Experience Among College Students

The current research focuses on how COVID-19 induced stress impacts academic outcomes among college students of different structural backgrounds. To pinpoint the effect of structural hierarchy, we look at the relationship between stress levels of students across the specific demographic variables of race and first-generation college-going status. We further postulate that stress levels witness a

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Higher Education Reform and Artificial Intelligence: A Comparative Study of India and China

In July 2017, China unveiled its ‘New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Development Plan’, which outlines the country’s pathway to becoming the world’s leading power in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. To achieve this goal, China is strategically refashioning its higher education sector as a launchpad for talent. Similarly, India, an emerging economy, is striving to

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Research Self-Efficacy of Adult Learners After Philippines’ K to 12

Baseline data to describe the ability of adult learners in research is indispensable for a successful curriculum evaluation. The idea that research is indispensable in nation-building is an ideology that all nations would agree with. To build a nation is to build the next generation and identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the next generation

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Critical Thinking Disposition Among Students of Kasetsart University

This research study aims to investigate the university student’s critical thinking disposition of university students in Thailand. The sample consisted of 212 undergraduate students at different levels in the first semester, the academic year 2020, at Kasetsart University, Bangkean campus, Bangkok. The instrument used in the study was the critical thinking questionnaire (CTD). The method

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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Mathematics Education

The right knowledge about sustainability must be passed on to raise students’ awareness of today’s real-world problems by means of Higher Education. Through mathematics students can be taught how to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Students can see the usefulness of mathematics while instilling values and attitudes towards sustainability. In

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The Effect of Gender and Learning Styles on L2 Learners’ Writing Performance at Higher Education

The study attempted to measure the interaction effects of gender and learning styles toward writing performance. This study applied expost facto research design using questionnaire and test as instruments. The participants were 80 learners at IAIN Palangka Raya of 2019/ 2020 academic year consisting of 38 males and 42 females; 23 visual, 33 auditory, and

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Factors Predicting Doctoral Students’ Future Career Perspectives: An Initial Look into the Role of Academic Identities

Increased competition of universities in Taiwan has promoted the adaptation of neoliberal management practices within institutions. These changes have altered the career outlook of faculty from a more single focus into a multi-role perspective. This continuing role conflicts have created the misalignment of academic identity and blurring of work ideologies. Within the aspects of doctoral

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Response and Reflection on COVID-19: The case of Japan and a University

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted higher education worldwide. In this regard, multiple issues have emerged that affect the stakeholders, including school administrators, staff, faculties, students, and their parents. Facing tremendous changes, it is imperative to ensure that the quality and equality of education remain unaffected, to create an effective and supportive educational environment. This

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The Efficacy of Life and Career Skills in the Workplace Preparedness of the Students of Engineering

The astute transformation of employment opportunities in the innovative and digital era pursue employees with updated professional and self-determination skills set that are indispensable to enrich the productivity of the industrial outcomes in India. However, the insurmountable needs of the industries are unfulfilled due to the inadequate skills set of the engineering graduates constituted by

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A Correlational Investigation into Sub-skills of Reading Comprehension: Evidence From Thai Reads

A standardised test of English reading comprehension is typically well-constructed to permit a reliable classification of different achievers e.g., high, moderate and low. READS or Reading Evaluation and Decoding System is one of the tools used to trace the ESL Malaysian students’ reading comprehension abilities. The test system of READS had been designed to show

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Reading Comprehension Proficiency of English Major Students

This study aims to investigate the reading comprehension ability of English majored students using the Thai Reading Evaluation and Decoding System (Thai READS), which has been developed based on the Malaysian READS by the researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM); the system contains three components: the Encoder, the Reading Matrix and the Decoder. The sample

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Challenges on Teaching and Learning Japanese Literature in Brazilian Universities

This paper reflects on five different challenges related to Japanese literature teaching and learning in the context of higher education in Brazil. It shows the result of two years (2016-2018) of activity teaching the disciplines Japanese Literature I to IV at one of the public Brazilian universities that offer undergraduate studies in Japanese Language and

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A Less Stressful, Yet Effective Procedure for Admissions to Medical Schools in Thailand

Traditionally, admissions to medical schools in Thailand have recruited prospective students through a score-based procedure in which students gaining relatively high scores from the national admission tests are prone to have a greater opportunity to get an offer. This is believed to induce stress and unfriendly competition among students. However, since 2016 onwards, a new

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Isolated, Intimidated and Bullied on University Campus: The Students’ Experience and Recommendations

Background: Exclusionary behaviors, including offensive and hostile behaviors (such as bullying and harassment), are a common problem in universities worldwide. However, student perspectives regarding their experience with exclusion on campus, the cause and impact of such experience, as well as potential solutions are not well understood. Methods: We collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data

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Faculty Mentoring and Unmasking Gender Biases and Influences for Pakistan Returnee Doctoral Graduates From Abroad

The mentoring of faculty is an important aspect in higher education for countries investing in training faculty abroad. This study explores the key challenges faced by young female faculty when returning from doctoral studies abroad and assuming leadership positions in higher education, without having had prior mentoring. The participants of this study were doctoral graduates

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Effectiveness of Using Smartphone Instant Messaging (IM) App for Academic Discussion in an Undergraduate Chemistry Course

In this study, the effectiveness of using a smartphone instant messaging (IM) app (WhatsApp) for academic discussion for a first year half-credit Chemistry course in SUTD was examined. Academic discussion during and after instructional teaching is an integral part of learning. However, only 32% of the student participants had used online platform, such as Piazza

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Research Aptitude and Interest of Philosophiae Doctors and Masters Degree of State Universities and Colleges (SUCS) in Region III, Philippines

Exploration and exposition of knowledge, specifically in terms of educational system and sustainable transformation is through research. This study determines the research aptitude and interest of faculty members who have master’s and doctorate degrees to their research. Using descriptive method, this study utilized survey questionnaires that were distributed to 13 SUCs in Region III. On

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Developing Master Courses in Higher Education Learning Environments

This presentation will focus on how to develop master courses in higher education. Master courses can help ensure that students are receiving the same information and having comparable experiences in a course regardless of the instructor. University leaders and professors can learn the steps associated with creating master courses. Information will also be shared about

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Academic Integrity Strategies in 2020: Positive, Preventative, Punitive

There is currently a gap in the UK’s response to the ever-increasing threat of plagiarism. Through a systematic literature and policy review undertaken in the preparatory stages of a year-long project, we have identified the following areas in which deeper understanding will enable the development of strategies to support a positive environment which encourages students

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Decision-making System for University Selection: A Priority Comparison of Pre- and Post-COVID-19

University selection is always a complicated task for the aspirants from a decision making perspective. The process of developing a decision support system for this task had its challenges due to the availability of university data on various parameters of decision making. This study works on a university selector system by scrapping LinkedIn Education data

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Teaching and Learning With Technology: Educators’ Perspectives of the Possibilities and Challenges

Technology has brought about an immense change to the world we live in and the use thereof has become a familiar aspect of tertiary education. Never before has the need for technology and use thereof in education been more amplified than with the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, where learning had to continue remotely through online platforms.

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The Quality of the e-courses Provided During the COVID-19 Pandemic From the Students’ Perspectives

The aim of this study is to reveal the students’ view of general course quality across online learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how much of the standard e-courses could be actualised to arrive at the 80% streamlining level. The researcher utilised a test, produced for this context, which included 42 items to

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An Intersectional Understanding of International Female Doctoral Students’ Narratives

Many Australian universities engage in significant efforts to recruit international students (Adams, Leventhal, & Connelly, 2012), but comparatively hire less in strategies to ensure their academic and social adjustment (Pekerti, Fons, Moeller, & Okimoto, 2020). In seeking strategies for enhanced student experience, Australian University Quality Agencies offers supports across universities in planning models for identifying

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Organizing a Group of Students in Order to Research the Rebound Effect in Industry 4.0

The paper presents a framework with respect to organizing a group of students in order to research the rebound effect in Industry 4.0. The framework points two coordinates. The first one refers to conceptual delimitations and working hypotheses. The main coordinate is focused on carrying out the research process. It will develop aspects as: defining

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Teaching (and Learning) in the Time of Epidemics: Reflection on Humanities Teaching in Higher Education

During the global Covid-19 situation, there was a general shutdown of daily operations, including education. In Hong Kong, which was among the first locations to be hit by the epidemic, face to face teaching stopped early in February 2020, which was the beginning of the second semester of the academic year. The higher education sector

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A Study to Investigation the Role of Universities to Promote the Entrepreneurial Culture in Pakistan

Higher educational institutes are playing an effective role to encourage entrepreneurial activities by developing entrepreneurial attitudes and capabilities among students. The purpose of current study was to identify the role of universities to promote the entrepreneurial culture among students. A quantitative inquiry was planned to understand the roles and responsibilities of universities to enable the

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The Effect of College Service Quality on the Learners’ Satisfaction at English Study Program of Higher Education

The study was to investigate the effect of college service quality on the learners’ satisfaction of English study program at IAIN Palangka Raya. Quantitative method was used to survey 173 L2 learners using 35-items of self- developed questionnaire to determine the most influential factor of the college service quality. The reliability and validity of the

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Assessing the Impact of a Community Extension Program Through the Lens of the Human Security Approach

Higher education institutions fulfill threefold functions: instruction, research, and extension. The third function which is community extension used to play a supporting role and performed within the context of accreditation. Ideally, it must be integrated into the academic fabric of the institution. This study aimed to assess the impact of Children’s Education Welfare Assistance (CEWA)

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Migrants in Chilean Higher Education

The migration phenomenon has been a recent and relevant topic in the Chilean public policy discussion, especially after the explosive increase in the number of migrants coming to the country in the last decade. A substantial percentage of them are living with lower incomes than the rest of the country’s population, and have fewer years

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The Development of Lesson Plan Based on CIPPA Model in Principles of Guidance Course

The aim of this study was to develop the pedagogical approach under the concept of CIPPA instructional model in order to enhance the 26 students’ logical and rational skills that enrolled in The Principle of Guidance course of the first semester in 2019. Classroom research was utilized for this research. The three significant research instruments

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From College to Workplace: English for Specific Purposes Beyond Technical Skills

In most college curriculum, technical skills and knowledge are prioritized across disciplines. However, the academically monolateral curriculum insufficiently prepares college graduates for job-hunting and workplace. Developing essentials of professional communication are as vital as technical qualifications before college graduates enter the corporate world. The importance of communication competence in this regard calls for deliberate training

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Transformational Journeys of Institutional Leaders of University Community Engagement

Alternatively described as a practice, a movement, a philosophy and a field, university-community engagement has been institutionalized in different models throughout many Western nations. In an ongoing Canadian study of engaged institutions in 4 countries- the US, Canada, UK, and Australia- engaged scholars in executive (senior) leadership positions participated in a narrative study of identity

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Hybrid Learning Higher Education: The Co-creation of Value in the Student’s View

Interaction (student-teacher relationship) and active participation (student involvement) were enhanced due to digital transformation and as long as the student interacts with the teacher, he changes into co-creator student, as the perception of his role in the process of learning evolves. A context in which it is possible to observe such conjuncture in higher education,

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Organizational Culture as a University Transformation Indicator: Russian Case

Since 2013, fifteen Russian universities have been participating in the 5-100 excellence program through which every university should achieve certain performance indicators by 2020, including the proportion of attracted foreign students, the certain proportion of foreign professors, quality of publications, academic mobility and internationalization of the university and others. Complex of managerial tools allowed Tomsk

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Relationship Between Factors and Graduation Rates for Student Success in the U.S. Colleges

Graduation rates are essential indicators of students’ success and the indicators defined as the percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year college students who continue their studies at the school next year. Graduation rates are essential for student’s learning accountability purposes, and graduation rates need to be improved. The purpose of this study aims to find

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Higher Education and Intercultural Relations: Empowering Indigenous Brazilian Students through Internationalization Programs

Understanding of both good practices and structural barriers that influence the academic experiences of indigenous students in higher education facilitates knowledge and continuous innovation to better support these students. This study examined the academic experience of indigenous Brazilian students who participated in an interuniversity internationalization program between the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) and

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Academic Staff Personal Variables and Utilization of ICT Resources for Research, Teaching and Records Management in Higher Education

There is currently an academic debate among researchers regarding the influence of age and gender as factors influencing ICT utilisation generally among lecturers. This study was designed to contribute to this debate and open up new paths to areas that researchers have focused little or no attention. This study examined academic staff personal variables (gender,

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Just-in-Time-Teaching – A Solution to Meet the Current and Future Challenges Many African University Lecturers Face: Ethiopia as an Example

The future challenges for universities are fueling the current situation at many African universities. The main pressure is coming from the demographic situation. In Ethiopia for example, it is anticipated that by 2030 the age group 0-24 will amount to 62% of the total population. Moreover, Ethiopian universities lack of qualified lecturers, which might jeopardise

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Tendencies in Higher Education System Through ANT

The report considers modern tendencies prevailing in the higher education system while training technical specialists nowadays. According to the author, excluding the humanitarian courses from curriculum results in the complete dissolution of subjectivity in the impersonal world, which is deprived of ‘living’ knowledge, i.e., definite knowledge of a definite person. The application of such an