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Sá, Elisabete; Dias, Diana; Sá, Maria José – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
The role of the university in society and the economy is evolving. Universities produce knowledge that promotes technological developments, which are, in turn, critical to economic growth and competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, it is increasingly expected that universities become more entrepreneurial and assume this third mission in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Comparative Analysis
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Longstaff, Emily – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The collective aims of the three biggest providers of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are to promote anywhere, anytime learning; to increase access to world-class higher education; and to connect and empower learners. Through analysis of focus group discussions between MOOC participants at the Australian National University, this study shows…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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Parameswaran, Ashvin; Bowers, Jack – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2014
There is a long history of universities perceiving residences as pivotal in the learning process. Over the last 50 years, the nature and efficacy of residential environments as an educational tool have been extensively researched. However, within some sections of the tertiary residential sector, in the United States, the United Kingdom, New…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, On Campus Students, College Housing, Academic Achievement
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Hemmings, Brian Colin; Kay, Russell; Sharp, John; Taylor, Claire – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2012
Benchmarking within higher education is now relatively commonplace, as institutions increasingly compete directly with one another to improve the overall "quality" of what they do and attempt to establish and better their position among peers as measured against sector standards. The benchmarking of confidence among academic staff in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Benchmarking, Quality Assurance