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Johnson, Melissa L.; Plattner, Alexander S.; Hundley, Lauren – Honors in Practice, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe the most recent blogging project in an honors course--a collaborative student-success blog written for and by honors students. The project was conceived as the primary project for the course Honors Professional Development: Community Outreach for sophomores in the University of Florida Honors Program.…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing
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Lee, Deborah Bromfield – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Electronic laboratory notebooks are gaining in popularity in industry and academia. Various types of electronic laboratory notebooks exist, and a variety of tools can be used for these forms of notebooks. Some tools are commercial products dedicated to being electronic notebooks, while individual organizations can develop ones for their own needs…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Science Laboratories, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Avila, Sandra; Wray, Christina C. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2018
As subject and distance learning librarians, we have a special interest in supporting our faculty and their needs as they explore alternative and more affordable textbook options for their students. In an increasingly digital environment, there are a wealth of resources available at little or no cost to students. Unfortunately, finding these…
Descriptors: Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Costs, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing
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Copenhaver, Kimberly; Pritchard, Liz – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2017
Integrating micro-credentialing into employee training programs offers libraries an innovative and individualized way to recognize and certify learning and achievement. Digital badges provide a low-cost initiative to support learning benefiting both the individual and institution, offering evidence of skill development that transcends the library…
Descriptors: Staff Development, Credentials, College Libraries, Library Personnel
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Kahler, Janice E. – Journal of Access Services, 2017
Putting access in Access Services is the goal. The Course Reserves unit is the place. Textbooks are the focus. Electronic technologies are the future. Patron-centric services will be our standard. Access to textbooks by all patrons will be the achievement. Course Reserves located in Library West at the University of Florida George A. Smathers…
Descriptors: Library Services, Reference Services, College Libraries, Textbooks
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VandeBurgt, Melissa Minds; Rivera, Kaleena – New Review of Academic Librarianship, 2016
Effective communication is one of the most important resources for successful outreach efforts. This article addresses the benefits that can emerge from successful communication as well as the negative effects that may stem from ineffective communication. A case study of Florida Gulf Coast University Archives, Special Collections, & Digital…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries
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Mosley, Paul; Alderman, Jim; Carmichael, Lisandra R. – Journal of Access Services, 2015
University course assignments increasingly focus on group work and group projects to help students collaboratively discover more about their fields of study. The Thomas G. Carpenter Library realized the need to investigate means for reimagining itself to better accommodate today's researchers. The complex process of planning for the redesign of…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Library Services, Space Utilization, Educational Facilities Improvement
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Sackstein, Suzanne; Spark, Linda; Jenkins, Amy – South African Journal of Education, 2015
Recently, electronic books (e-books) have become prevalent amongst the general population, as well as students, owing to their advantages over traditional books. In South Africa, a number of schools have integrated tablets into the classroom with the promise of replacing traditional books. In order to realise the potential of e-books and their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Raible, John; deNoyelles, Aimee – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2015
Adopting digital materials such as eTextbooks and e-coursepacks is a potential strategy to address textbook affordability in the United States. However, university business relationships with bookstore vendors implicitly structure which instructional resources are available and in what manner. In this study, a document analysis was conducted on…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Textbooks, Contracts, Online Vendors
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Papp, Raymond – Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 2014
Traditional paper portfolios have been used to assess student work for performance and employment purposes for decades. The advent of electronic portfolios incorporating audio, video, hyperlinked documents and scanned images takes the use of portfolios to a new level. Evaluators can use these easily accessible portfolios to gauge student…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Munoz, Lorena R.; Pellegrini-Lafont, Cynthia; Cramer, Elizabeth – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
This exploratory study examines the use of the micro-blogging service "Twitter" in multiple sections of a pre-service teacher education program in a diverse, urban university. The use of Twitter aimed to encourage student-student and student-teacher interactions, thus enhancing social presence and diminishing the sense of isolation in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Social Networks, Urban Universities
Buckley, Matthew J.; Johnson, Melissa Maria – Computers in Libraries, 2013
There has been a noticeable divide the past few years within the library world regarding electronic books. Many academic libraries have been purchasing or leasing web-based academic ebooks for years. Most public libraries on the other hand (thanks in large part to services such as OverDrive) have directed their attention toward downloadable…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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Kissinger, Jeff S. – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2013
This research was designed to explore the learning experiences of state college students using mobile electronic textbook (e-book) readers. The purpose of the study was to build a rich description of how students used e-books delivered on mobile computing devices for college-level, introductory sociology courses at a public state college in the…
Descriptors: College Students, Electronic Publishing, Textbooks, Telecommunications
Norman, Scott W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In this study, I explored the overall efficacy of the Master of Science in Educational Leadership/ Administration (MSEL/A) program at Florida State University (FSU), by taking a closer look at the introductory course, Practicum in Educational Leadership (the Practicum), as well as the final assessment, the student e-portfolio. The MSEL/A at FSU is…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Practicums, Content Analysis, Masters Programs
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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