Category: Higher Education

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Cyber Bullying Pattern of Indonesian High School Students in Instagram Through Text Mining

The cases of bullying among high school students in Indonesia continue to increase every year. Now the case of bullying is not only happening in the real world but also happens in cyberspace. The ease of accessing the internet has led to widespread of cyberbullying cases that occur through social media. After Facebook and WhatsApp,

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Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Flipped Classroom: Voices From Teachers in Hong Kong’s Higher Education

Flipped classroom is increasingly being adopted in higher education institutions worldwide. Many studies on flipped classroom focused on evaluating its impact on students’ learning outcomes. Relatively little is known about the perceived benefits and challenges of flipped classroom from the teachers’ perspective. The present research conducted in-depth interviews with 21 teachers from diverse academic disciplines

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Student Evaluations in Teaching – Emotion Classification Using Neural Networks

Student evaluation of teaching effectiveness plays an important role in Higher Education. Evaluations serve as Formative (identify areas of improvement in the process) and Summative (assess the end goal) measurements of teaching. Educational institutions collect these evaluations in both qualitative and quantitative forms. Qualitative evaluations serve as a bridge for students to express their feelings

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Modeling the Development Paths of Startup Universities

The 21st century has witnessed an explosion of new private universities across the globe in response to rising demands and increasing rates of secondary school completion. However, there is virtually no research on these startup universities and no existing model to explain their typical trajectories in terms of their development. This study examines the development

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Factors Affecting Industrial Behaviors of the Students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi

The objectives of the research were to study levels of industrial behaviors of the students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, and to develop and review causal model affecting industrial behaviors of students of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi. Stratified random sampling method was governed so as to select 492 senior students of Rajamangala University