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Ovbiagbonhia, A. R.; Kollöffel, Bas; den Brok, Perry – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Developing students' innovation competence is becoming increasingly important in higher education, yet few studies have actually investigated whether current learning environments are aimed at promoting this competence and whether students perceive that they have mastered this competence. This study aimed to map students' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Innovation, Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Thomas, Christopher L.; Pavlechko, Gary M.; Cassady, Jerrell C. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Ball State University re-designed five classrooms--as part of an Interactive Learning Space (ILS) Initiative--to provide educators with learning spaces that could be used to implement and assess the effectiveness of student-centred instructional practices. The purpose of the current investigation was to explore how pedagogy implemented within ILSs…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Learner Engagement, Classroom Environment, Space Utilization
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Skordi, Panayiotis; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2019
Considerable past classroom learning environment research has focused on the primary and secondary levels of education and the subject areas of science and mathematics. The current study is distinctive in its focus on university business statistics learning environments. For the first time, we validated and applied the widely-used What Is…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Statistics, Classroom Environment, Business Administration Education
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Alzubaidi, Eman; Aldridge, Jill M.; Khine, Myint Swe – Learning Environments Research, 2016
The overarching aim of this study was to investigate students' perceptions of the learning environment and whether these influenced their motivation and self-regulation in learning English as a second language at the university level in Jordan. Our sample involved 994 students, drawn from 13 schools, within three faculties (humanities, health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, College Second Language Programs
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Fernández-Pascual, Maria Dolores; Ferrer-Cascales, Rosario; Reig-Ferrer, Abilio; Albaladejo-Blázquez, Natalia; Walker, Scott L. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine the validity of the Spanish version of the Distance Education Learning Environments Survey (Sp-DELES). This instrument assesses students' perceptions of virtual learning environments using six scales: Instructor Support, Student Interaction and Collaboration, Personal Relevance, Authentic Learning, Active…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Surveys, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms
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Bi, Xuefei – Learning Environments Research, 2015
This study involved whether psychosocial aspects of English classroom environments had associations with the English learning motivation types of Chinese tertiary-level English majors based on a case study of approximate 1,000 English majors in their first 2 years at one of the key universities located in South China. Canonical correlation…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Hasan, Abeer; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
We investigated whether the introduction of a variety of activity-based teaching strategies into college-level mathematics classes in the United Arab Emirates was effective in terms of the nature of the classroom learning environment and students' satisfaction. In addition, we investigated how the use of personally-relevant and concrete activities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, College Mathematics
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Oluwatayo, Adedapo Adewunmi; Aderonmu, Peter A.; Aduwo, Egidario B. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Scholars have agreed that the way in which students perceive their learning environments influences their academic performance. Empirical studies that focus on architecture students, however, have been very scarce. This is the gap that an attempt is filled in this study. A questionnaire survey of 273 students in a school of architecture in Nigeria…
Descriptors: Architecture, Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Architectural Education
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Lust, Griet; Vandewaetere, Mieke; Elen, Jan; Clarebout, Geraldine – Learning Environments Research, 2014
Given the rising popularity of content management systems (CMSs) in higher education, we investigated how students use the available CMS tools, as well as whether the moment of using a CMS tool affects students' learning. This temporal dimension has been neglected in current research on CMS use. More insight into students' tool-use is…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Higher Education, College Students, Academic Achievement
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Afari, Ernest; Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry J.; Khine, Myint Swe – Learning Environments Research, 2013
We investigated whether the introduction of games into college-level mathematics classes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was effective in terms of improving students' perceptions of the learning environment and their attitudes towards of mathematics. A pre-post design involved the administration of English and Arabic versions of two surveys (one…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Instruction, College Students, Instructional Effectiveness
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Smith, Prapanna Randall – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This article reports the quantitative phase of a mixed-methods study that was conducted to investigate the relationships between psychosocial learning environments and student satisfaction with their education as mediated by Agentic Personal Meaning. The interdisciplinary approach of the study integrated the fields of learning environment…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Huang, Shwu-yong Liou – Learning Environments Research, 2012
This study investigated university students' perceptions of their institutions' learning environments, and related those perceptions to students' academic aspirations and satisfaction with their universities. A sample of 12,423 juniors at 42 universities in Taiwan was used to confirm the validity and reliability of the instrument: CUEI-S. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Emotional Development, College Faculty
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Wu, Xiaoli; Lowyck, Joost; Sercu, Lies; Elen, Jan – Learning Environments Research, 2012
The present study aimed for better understanding of the interactions between task complexity and students' self-efficacy beliefs and students' use of learning strategies, and finally their interacting effects on task performance. This investigation was carried out in the context of Chinese students learning English as a foreign language in a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development
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Strayer, Jeremy F. – Learning Environments Research, 2012
Recent technological developments have given rise to blended learning classrooms. An inverted (or flipped) classroom is a specific type of blended learning design that uses technology to move lectures outside the classroom and uses learning activities to move practice with concepts inside the classroom. This article compares the learning…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Cooperative Learning, Statistics, Classroom Environment
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Jiang, Lai; Elen, Jan – Learning Environments Research, 2011
Research has repeatedly established that the theoretical benefits of various scaffolds do not match their actual impact on learning. It has been argued that the instructional effectiveness of scaffolds largely depends on very detailed aspects of the learning activities associated with the scaffolds within specific environments. From this…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Materials, Questioning Techniques
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