Study on Teaching with LEEMUSICA/READMUSIC in Higher Education: Perception and Improve in Music Education

The purpose of this study is to reflect students’ perceptions of their music education during their university teacher training and to assess their level of satisfaction with the Leemsica/Readmusic technique. Two examinations were conducted in the classroom with university students in the 3rd and 4th years of the Teacher’s Grade at the University of Valladolid’s Faculty of Education. They took place at the start of the first semester of the academic year 2017/18 and at the end of the first semester. The first is about their previous musical education (school and high school, as well as formal/informal music education—conservatories and music schools – and their perceptions of basic music skills acquisition). The second test inquires about their perceptions of improvement in those skills (music language, tuning, playing instruments, auditory education, music didactics, and ICT use) following their training in Higher Education using the Leemsica/Readmusic methodology.

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Rosario Castanon-Rodríguez
Department of Didactic of Music, Faculty of Education, Universidad de Valladolid, Paseo de Belen, 1, 47011 Valladolid, Spain.
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Public Policy for Regulating the Interaction between Labor Market Supply and Higher Education Demand in Israel: A Case Study

In recent decades, the global labour market in general, and the Israeli labour market in particular, have seen significant changes, affecting the availability of jobs in many occupations. The study’s objectives are as follows: To begin, determine the relationship between trends in labour supply and trends in higher education demand. Second, to figure out which way this encounter is going. Third, to look into Israeli public policy that may have an impact on one or both of these developments. and Finally, to give recommendations to policymakers regarding necessary changes in the nature of policy governing higher education regulation and adaptation to the demands of a dynamic labour market. There appears to be a link between changes in the labour market’s supply of jobs and adjustments in demand for higher education. A bidirectional link between the job market and the higher education system may be shown in two case studies in the Israeli economy. In one scenario, it was discovered that when the number of jobs in the field of computers and engineering grows, so does the need for academic education in this subject. In the second scenario, increased demand for legal academic education resulted in a flooded labour market, which had negative consequences for the sector. The public policy established in Israel to regulate the labour market and higher education system is short-term in nature, and it consists of retrospectively examining actual circumstances and attempting to improve them by directing students to various disciplines in order to meet the labour market’s needs or correct its failures. It does not, however, explore future trends or attempt to discover future needs or flaws that may be predicted now.

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Erez Cohen
Department of Middle Eastern Studies – Political Science, Ariel University, Israel.
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Study on Curriculum Redesigning-Suggestive Framework for Skill Enhancement in Higher Education in India

Knowledge is the new money of the twenty-first century. Without a doubt, education is undergoing a paradigm transition, with a greater focus on skills and employment. On the one hand, efforts are being made to increase gross enrolment, while on the other hand, there is a growing and legitimate fear that graduates will be unemployed. Our graduates’ abilities need to be improved in order for them to be more employable, according to mounting evidence. This would be accomplished by implementing a well-crafted curriculum. The current study looks at numerous educational models/theories of curriculum design in order to make education more relevant. An outcome-based education framework must be explored with defined learning goals and techniques or processes for monitoring these learning outcomes, even in nonprofessional undergraduate degree programmes offered by higher education institutions. The study finds that many more curriculum frameworks in the Indian context must be considered in order to apply the “Best Fit Model” for higher education institutions.

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Nandkumar Sawant
Department of Geography, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science, Margoa, Goa, India.

Nandini Vaz Fernandes
Department of Zoology, Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts & Science, Margoa, Goa, India.

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Online Learning for Higher Education Continuity (during COVID-19 Pandemic) the Challenges, Advantages, Disadvantages, and How to Overcome: Recent Advancement

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the higher education sector around the world, with many universities and colleges shutting down completely. This position presents a slew of issues that have the potential to exacerbate disparities in cultures that are now compelled to go online. Almost all colleges have moved away from face-to-face study and toward remote or online learning. The worldwide higher education community has faced significant challenges. This chapter focused on the issues that the higher education sector experienced in many nations around the world during a COVID-19 pandemic, and how remote learning and related technology, such as videoconferencing, could help. The continuation of this vital industry during the new normal era was aided by platforms and other online ramifications. The challenges, benefits, and drawbacks of using these technologies by instructors and students, as well as ways to overcome these drawbacks, will be discussed.

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Talal A. Abdulkareem
College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

Sajeda M. Eidan
College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad, Iraq.

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An Assessment of Incorporating Online Learning in Higher Education

In educational settings, learning and teaching have traditionally been viewed as a direct interpersonal classroom activity. As a result of technological advancements, new forms of teaching and evaluation have emerged, and they have gradually become a more prevalent aspect of education. With the advancement of information technology in general, and the Internet and online technologies in particular, there has been a growing emphasis on the development of distance learning methods, allowing students to extend their learning beyond the constraints of space and time. The goal of this paper is to present the results of a case study investigation into student perceptions of the as part of their experience of an M.A. programme in Catholic School Leadership at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, the addition of an e-learning component Students were able to participate in a “virtual classroom” by engaging in online learning and sharing discussions sparked by online questions. As a result, the introduction of online learning represents a significant step forward that has the potential to influence pedagogy and assessment. As a result of this investigation, the following conclusion can be reached: While some students had reservations about the facility’s implementation, they all agreed that online activities improved the quality of their education.

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Dr. David Fincham
St Mary’s University College, London, UK.

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Questioning Facilities Management in Higher Education in Egyptian Context for Better Decision-Making Process of Funding Allocation: An Update

The quality of education is affected by university managerialization, which refers to the implementation of significant improvements in academic institutions’ decision-making processes, as well as the use of updated information systems and new managerial methodologies to restructure organisational strategic relationships with stakeholders. This paper suggests a questionnaire to determine the importance of university facilities based on the amount of money spent on them. In order to determine requirements for the most important university’s facilities and appealing infrastructure that contributes to the quality of education, semi structured interviews were conducted with the heads of logistic and financial departments in Egyptian universities, twenty public universities and twenty-three private universities.

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Mona Mohamed Abd Elghany
Marketing and International Business Department, College of Management & Technology, Arab Academy for Science & Technology, Alexandria, Egypt.

Reem Aly Elharakany
Financial and Accounting Department, College of Management & Technology, Arab Academy for Science & Technology, Alexandria, Egypt.

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E-Learning as a Tool for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The e-learning industry has recently surged and is recognised as a new trend of modern education. E-learning functions as a platform consisting of many forms of computers and electronic media, which are both contact and Internet resources, offering training and access to information on particular topics. Students can take online classes anywhere, regardless of time and location, by using E-Learning. E-Learning is more based on self-training in general and is ideal for people who work full time but want to pursue their studies. This research has therefore been developed and integrated with the variables that contribute to the efficacy of e-learning as a teaching and learning (T&L) strategy tool. Using self-administered questionnaires targeting higher education students, a quantitative approach is applied. The results of this research will therefore help to provide in-depth information on the current education system in Malaysia, especially in the context of the development of strategies for improving education for the country as a whole.

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Raja Norliana Raja Omar
Faculty of Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Roslizawati Che Aziz
Faculty of Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Nik Alif Amri Nik Hashim
Faculty of Hospitality, Tourism and Wellness, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Eni Noreni Mohamad Zain
Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Nur Farahiah Azmi
Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Raja Rosnah Raja Daud
Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Munirah Mahshar
Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

Muhammad Jaffri Mohd Nasir
Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Business, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia.

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Public University in Portugal and New Models of Governance: How It Improves Its Competitiveness

In September 2007, the new legal regime of the Institutions of Higher Education (RJIES) – Law No.
62/2007 of 10 September – introduced a new framework of options for models and governance
structures in higher education institutions (HEIs) in Portugal.
If in the European context, the conception and design of governance models are generally
converging, blurring the differences between the management model of private and public institutions,
to what extent does the implementation of the model result in immediate visible changes at
institutional level? In Portugal, most public HEIs have opted for the traditional model, having already their statutes approved and published in the Diário da República. Only three institutions have opted for the foundation model, whose process is still under development. In this article we make a critical analysis of governance models provided for in each of the statutes of the public HEIs, while also referring to the foundation model.

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Maria da Conceição da Costa Marques
Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra, Portugal.

Margarida Mano
Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

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The Theory of Hierarchical Cores Case: Analysis of Use of Technologies Level among Higher Education Students in Mexico

This paper shows the theoretical development of hierarchy by cores or kernels and an algorithm used to obtain
an interesting class or partition from a hierarchy. Also shown is a the theorem about the Cores Optimal Criterion
and how it is expressed as a function of the masses of the points of the vector space and product scale points, the
inertia of the cloud formed by those two points or hierarchical nodes, which are called subcores or sub-kernels.
Using the theory shown, three factors from which hierarchical aggregation of variables under study was built, as
well as hierarchical cores showing the level of use of pocket computing technologies by students. The principal
factors influencing the level of use of pocket computing technologies among higher education students is
analyzed from a theoretical aggregation development based on hierarchical cores. The theoretical part includes
the development of an algorithm used to obtain an interesting class or partition from a hierarchy. The
experimental work carried out included design, preparation and application of a questionnaire to higher
education students in Mexico. A pilot test was carried out to check timing and repetition of questions. Data was
recorded, validated, and mathematically and statistically analyzed.

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Francisco Casanova-del-Angel
Sección de Estudios de Posgrado e Investigación de la ESIA, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, C.P: 07320, Instituto Politécnico
Nacional, Ciudad de México, Mexico.

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