Search results for: College students
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Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of the Academic Success of University and College Students in Early Childhood Education
This study investigated the effects of the Big Five personality traits on academic success as measured by the final grade and study satisfaction of college and university students in early childhood education in Germany. As expected, students with higher conscientiousness also had better college and university GPAs. The findings indicated that conscientiousness corresponded with better GPAs for college and university students in early childhood education. Furthermore, school-leaving GPA was quite a good predictor of college and university GPA in this study of early childhood education. In addition, higher conscientiousness was associated with higher study satisfaction but only for college students.
Updated: Feb. 03, 2016
This paper reports on a critical constructivist study of racial identity and performance among 13 Black, traditional-age students enrolled at three different colleges, two historically Black and one predominantly White. The findings highlight (1) the role of internal community pressure, (2) the ways in which racial performance dominated the students’ discussions of their racial identities, and (3) the intersection of internalized racism and sexism.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2015
This article reports on the progress of users through 16 Coursera courses taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty for the first time between June 2012 and July 2013. This study advances knowledge by considering two definitions of massive open online course (MOOC) users - registrants and starters.Furthermore, the study compared two approaches to measuring student progress through a MOOC course, and examined several measures of MOOC outcomes and milestones.
Updated: Mar. 15, 2015
This study considered the question of how students of color participating in Social Action Program (SAP) perceived their experiences in the program as compared with their White classmates. This study paid special attention to racial differences in how participants perceived the climate of this program. The findings revealed that the students of color participating in SAP described a weaker sense of community in the SAP classroom than did their White classmates and were often silent during the very discussions in which diverse perspectives would catalyze student learning and growth. In addition, many students of color expressed a reluctance to engage in race discussions with their classmates or to respond to perspectives they perceived as naïve, inaccurate, or offensive.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2014
The authors examined the effect of a new academic mentoring program on student academic integration, success and persistence. Specifically, the authors focused on the MIRES program (Mentoring for the Integration and Success of Science Students) aimed at preventing student dropout in math, science and technology. The MIRES program was implemented in two colleges in the Quebec City area. The results showed that participation in the MIRES programs had positive effects on motivation, career decision profile, college adjustment and academic success and persistence of students. The findings also revealed that the MIRES program had a greater impact on the perseverance of male, rather than female students.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2013
The authors empirically examine the impact that students’ backgrounds, academic experiences, and attitudes have on their likelihood of selecting a STEM major in college. The findings revealed significant effects in relation to race, academic preparation, attitudes and dispositions toward math and science, college choice considerations, and postsecondary experiences.
Updated: Apr. 28, 2013
Baccalaureate Expectations of Community College Students: Socio-Demographic, Motivational, and Contextual Influences
This research investigates socio-demographic, motivational, and postsecondary contextual factors underlying community college students’ baccalaureate expectations. Results indicate that community college students‘ baccalaureate expectations two years after high school were directly and positively influenced by their initial baccalaureate expectations during the high school senior year and their academic integration during the first year of college. However, college students‘ baccalaureate expectations were negatively associated with the number of subjects for remedial work they received.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
In this article, the authors investigate the value of collaboration in promoting the sharing of individual reflective thinking in group work and enhancing metacognitive knowledge in a project-based e-learning context. The authors conducted an empirical study using a collaborative learning script combining individual and collaborative activities at specific phases of a project as an additional scaffold. The authors used MyProject in an e-learning context where all the interactions take place online and the life cycle of a project is inherent in the environment.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2012
The current research aims to add to the body of knowledge about different types of feedback. This paper reports the investigation of different types of automated model-based feedback. The study examined three forms of model-based feedback using different methods-concept mapping and written text-for presenting the solution of a task to be solved. Seventy-four students from a German university participated in this experimental study and were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental groups: (a) cutaway feedback, (b) discrepancy feedback, and (c) expert feedback.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2012
In this article, the author explores the tension between the promises and perils associated with digital media in the context of one college student’s daily experiences. Using the qualitative method of portraiture, the author examined how one college student uses digital media in her everyday life; her motivations and goals for using various media; and the opportunities and drawbacks she perceives in her daily media use.
Updated: Oct. 27, 2011