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Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Teachers, especially their teaching behaviours, play an important role in students' learning and students with a high interest in learning show deeper understanding in the classroom. This study intends to explore how far the teacher's charisma--knowledge, character traits, teaching techniques and humour--contribute to students' interest in…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, College Faculty, College Freshmen, Student Interests
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Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2014
Stress has been shown to negatively affect learning. Academic burnout is a significant problem associated with poor academic performance. Although there has been increased attention on these two issues, literature on the relationship between students' life stress and burnout is relatively limited. This study surveys academic burnout and life…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Burnout, College Students, Gender Differences
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Lin, Shu-Hui; Huang, Yun-Chen – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2012
Loneliness is a common problem for many students. Research indicates that loneliness is associated with relatively poor physical health and depression among students. Burnout in students is also an important issue since it adversely affects students' learning as well as their health and well-being. Both loneliness and learning burnout are related…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Measures (Individuals), Physical Health, Social Sciences
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Naismith, Laura – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2007
To be effective in higher education, text messaging must be effectively integrated into both the student and staff experience. These user groups provided input into the design of StudyLink, an email to text message service. A small-scale trial was conducted over a period of two academic terms to investigate the feasibility of using this system in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Office Occupations, College Administration, Electronic Mail