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Higher Education Studies
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ISSN (Print) 1925-4741 - ISSN (Online) 1925-475X
Published by CCSE Homepage  [41 journals]
  • EFL Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Online Professional
           Development in Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

    • Abstract: This study aimed at examining EFL teachers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of an OPD program provided by a Saudi University. The program lasted for almost one year, and consisted of different courses about teaching English language. An online questionnaire was sent to the teachers to examine their perceptions of the effectiveness of the program through examining teachers’ perceptions of the significant features of the program, their learning in the program, and their use of the new knowledge and skills. Findings indicated limitations in teachers’ positive perceptions of the features of the OPD courses, teachers’ learning, and teachers’ use of new skills and knowledge. Providers of OPD need to take into consideration teachers’ needs and preferences, and the obstacles that might inhibit teachers’ learning. Needs analysis might be helpful to discover their needs and preferences and solutions for the obstacles they face.
      PubDate: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:44:45 +000
       
  • Exploration and Practice of International Collaborative Teaching Mode for
           Innovation Talents

    • Abstract: In order to enrich the training modes for internationalized and innovative talents, universities from China, Japan and Korea have cooperated each other since 2012, and established a consortium named Innovative Research & Education of Asia (IRE). The consortium proposed the “student-centered, innovation-oriented and multiple cooperation” teaching concept. To achieve the objective of innovation talent education, an international interdisciplinary teaching team has been formed and three international innovation engineering education projects have been created. Furthermore, an international collaborative training system for innovation talents has been designed. Up to now, more than 20 colleges and universities joins the IRE consortium and 2000 Asian students participated in the training system. The successful cases demonstrate that the proposed teaching system is effective and has become a famous example of interdisciplinary engineering innovation education for talents. 
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:04:52 +000
       
  • Responses of Uric Acid, Glucose, Thyroid Hormones and Liver Enzymes to
           Aerobic and Combined Exercises in University Students

    • Abstract: Physiological effects of aerobic and anaerobic exercises are frequently investigated. However, it is considered that combined exercises may be more effective. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of aerobic and combined exercise program on some biochemical parameters. The study group consisted of 45 male volunteers with sedentary life. The participants were divided into three groups as control (n: 15), aerobic exercise (n: 15) and combined exercise (n: 15). The control group did not perform any exercise. Aerobic and combined exercise groups participated in the exercise program 4 days a week for 10 weeks. Blood samples were taken from the participants twice. TSH, T3, T4, AST, ALT, Uric acid and glucose levels were determined in blood samples. SPSS software was used for the analysis of the data and the significance level was accepted as p 0.05). In the aerobic exercise group, T3, AST, Uric acid levels of post test were found to be different according to baseline, while in the combined exercise group, there were significant differences in T3, AST, Uric acid and glucose levels between pre and post test values (p
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 02:36:45 +000
       
  • Exploring the Effectiveness of a Reading-dictation Task in Promoting
           Chinese Learning as a Second Language

    • Abstract: Dictation has long been recognized as a valid testing device and practical teaching technique in second language (L2) teaching and research. Yet recent years have witnessed an increasing use of integrated tasks in language education. This paper attempts to combine dictation with a reading activity and thereby explores the effectiveness of a reading-dictation integrated task, as compared to a dictation-only task in facilitating Chinese learning as a L2. Results of a quasi-experimental study showed that in reading-dictation, participants produced a higher number of correct characters and made less use of pinyin for support; homophone errors and comprehension errors were noticeably reduced. In addition, feedbacks from an interview verified participants' positive attitudes towards the reading-dictation task. Pedagogical implications of this study were subsequently discussed, in relation to Chinese L2 teaching in general and orthography teaching in particular.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 08:33:38 +000
       
  • Issues in Higher Education: Analysis of 2017 Global Knowledge Index Data
           and Lessons Learned

    • Abstract: Despite considerable efforts to increase the quality of Higher Education (HE) in many countries, the absence of a methodology to guide scholars and policymakers to assess its quality has been a barrier. In 2017, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Mohamad bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) launched the Global Knowledge Index (GKI), a tool by which data from 131 countries were collected for seven sectors—one of which was HE. In this paper, an analysis of the HE index data is introduced. Then, three key issues which emerged from data are discussed. The first issue is HE efficiency, which is measured by comparing the indexes of HE inputs and outputs. The second issue is the enabling environment factors that might support or limit the growth of HE. The third issue is the intricate relationship between HE, economy, and Research and Development (R&D). The study found that HE efficiency is declining globally except in a few areas. A strong positive relationship was found between the enabling environment and variables of political stability and government effectiveness and HE’s ability of knowledge production. Furthermore, strong relationships were found between HE outputs, economy, and R&D respectively. The study concludes with future directions for increasing the quality of HE.
      PubDate: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 11:25:01 +000
       
  • Progress towards a World-Class Research University status: The case of
           Nanjing Agricultural University

    • Abstract: The concept of “world-class university” has been there for some time, and everyone wants a world-class university, and no country feels it can do without one. This battle to develop world-class universities lies not only in the gained status but also in the symbolic role of such universities. Universities exist mainly for research and dissemination of knowledge, which have become critical drivers of economic growth. For this reason, world-class research universities are recognized as central institutions in the 21st century economies. This recognition comes with pressure for universities to rethink their research activities and with the need to raise their research status to that of internationally accepted world-class universities. However, in order to attain the world-class research status, there is a need to sustain the efforts being put in place at both national and university levels. This study analyzed university data over nine years, from 2008 to 2016. It examined how Nanjing Agricultural University has strived to sustain its efforts towards attaining world-class research status. The results reveal that consistency and sustainability have resulted in excellence in research and increased research production. The conclusion is that the sustainability of the efforts significantly increases research production and excellence.
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Dec 2019 03:35:42 +000
       
  • A Promising Connection of College Journalism Students and Community
           Engagement

    • Abstract: This study has explored the community engagement levels of Taiwanese college journalism students who took the community engagement and public journalism courses, as well as examined the way the practices have made an impact on them. The results indicated that taking community-oriented courses increases an interest in the community for the students. It enhances their abilities when participating in civic engagement activities more than their peers. The finding also showed through focusing the reportage on the residents and helping them to form a dialogue field for discussing community public issues, the participating students recognized the feeling that they have earned the trust and respect from the residents, and were able to rebuild their connection with society. Furthermore, the process not only improved the students’ journalism skills so that they were more likely to produce in-depth and meaningful news coverage, but also strengthened their confidence to become a good news practitioner in the future.
      PubDate: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:55:09 +000
       
  • Using Smartphones in Learning Arabic by AOU Students

    • Abstract: The present article explores the use of smartphones by Arab Open University (AOU) students in learning the Arabic Language. The sample consisted of 275 students of those taking Arabic for primary school teachers. A questionnaire was prepared by the researcher to specify relevant uses and was divided into 4 sections: types of students’ devices, useful services, students’ purposes of using such services and challenges to the learning of Arabic on these devices.The results showed, first, that most students used smartphones, by different percentages, except for the GPS application. Second, they made use of all the services, by various percentages, except for those of games and image viewers. Third, they used smartphones for diverse purposes, but not for administrative data related to learning Arabic. Fourth, there were numerous challenges to the learning process on these devices.Finally, recommendations were made to develop the use of smartphones in learning Arabic according to the above findings.
      PubDate: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:55:54 +000
       
  • A Cutting Edge Method in Chinese Piano Education: the Xindi Applied Piano
           Pedagogy

    • Abstract: The Xindi Applied Piano Pedagogy (XAPP) was self-formulated by Professor Xindi, the Dean of the Music Education Institute of Xinghai Conservatory of Music (MEIXHCM), in 2001. After a series of scaffolding developments over a decade, the single instrumental teaching method is now developing into a holistic music educational system for the preparation of graduate music teachers at both primary and secondary levels. In addition, this particular pedagogy seems to have created a competitive force in the market of community music education in mainland China. This article explores the XAPP in a narrative manner whilst investigating the advantages it has over three classical repertoire-oriented piano methods in mainland China in the modern era.
      PubDate: Thu, 05 Dec 2019 03:05:05 +000
       
  • Research Synthesis of Meta-Analyses of Preservice Teacher Preparation
           Practices in Higher Education

    • Abstract: Findings from a meta-analysis of meta-analyses of 14 different types of preservice student and beginning teacher preparation practices are described. The research synthesis included 118 meta-analyses and 12 other research studies of preservice practices-preservice student and beginning teacher outcomes. The research reports included between 5000 and 6000 studies and an estimated 2.5 to 3 million study participants. The outcomes included two different teacher quality measures and two different preservice student and beginning teacher measures. Mean difference effect sizes, confidence intervals for the average effect sizes, and generalized patterns of results were used to identify very high impact, high impact, medium impact, low impact, and no impact preservice practices. Results showed that clinically rich field experiences (extended and limited student teaching), learning experiences that included multiple opportunities for deliberate practice, faculty and school-based coaching, clinical supervision and performance feedback, different types of experiences and opportunities to learn to teach, course-based experiential learning experiences, and cooperative learning opportunities stood out as especially important practices that were related to optimal preservice and beginning teacher outcomes. The patterns of results are consistent with a practice-based approach to teacher preparation where the focus of preservice and beginning teacher education is the learning experiences and opportunities to learn and use optimal effective teaching practices.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 02:31:27 +000
       
  • Use of Self-Assessment of Video Recording to Raise Students’ Awareness
           of Development of Their Oral Presentation Skills

    • Abstract: This paper aims to examine if using video recordings help students raise their awareness of the development of their oral presentation skills by reviewing video recordings of their presentations. For this study, all students who took a Financial Accounting class in the academic year 2018–2019 at Lincoln University (LU) were video-recorded when presenting. Participants were asked to review their video recordings, assess their performance, and record their reflections by using a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). The results indicated that the students’ attitude toward recording the presentations was highly positive. The predominant response was that this new learning activity increased students’ awareness of the importance of presentation skills without provoking their anxiety. Participants were able to observe that certain delivery skills such as good preparation, self-confidence, eye contact, and voice quality needed improvement. For managerial implications, LU, through its Writing and Speaking Center (WSC), offered thirty-minute sessions with a presentation coach to improve students’ communication skills and prepare them to give a more polished presentation in class. In comparing the practice presentation at the WSC with the final in-class presentation, students were observed to be more confident, better prepared, and less nervous during the final presentation. However, we observed that the practice presentation did not carry the same weight as the final presentation as the practice presentation was neither graded nor delivered in front of an instructor or a wider audience.
      PubDate: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 02:25:56 +000
       
  • Gender Differences of Theoretical Physics of Undergraduates Major in
           Physics

    • Abstract: Gender differences exist in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. There are differences between male and female undergraduates in the learning of various subjects. This paper analyzed the gender differences caused by intellectual and non-intellectual factors, such as math ability, verbal ability, spatial capability, learning motivation, learning interest, and learning attitude. On the base of the scores of theoretical physics, we analyzed the gender differences of undergraduates major in physics, and put forward teaching strategies for the improvement of theoretical physics.
      PubDate: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 02:25:55 +000
       
 
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