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Schlebbe, Kirsten – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The market for digital children's books is growing steadily. But the options vary in terms of quality and parents looking for suitable apps for young children can get overwhelmed quickly. This study seeks to answer how families search for suitable applications and what aspects are important to them while selecting. Method:…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Textbook Selection, Semi Structured Interviews, Parent Surveys
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Nkuyubwatsi, Bernard – Journal of Learning for Development, 2016
Recent reports on xMOOCs indicate that underprivileged learners in need of higher education have minimally been reached by these courses. While the "open access" agenda is needed to reach such learners, most MOOCs have been developed in societies that have shifted toward the "lifelong learning" agenda. In this paper, xMOOCs are…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Foreign Countries, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Hubbard, Glenn T.; Kang, Jin-Ae; Crawford, Elizabeth Crisp – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2016
National survey of college mass communication students (N = 247) analyzed attitudes on the teaching of print and electronic media skills, using journalism students as comparison group. Previous research had not explored strategic communication student responses to convergence. Found identity variables within public relations (PR) field related to…
Descriptors: Preferences, Skill Analysis, Communication Strategies, News Reporting
Stephens, Michael – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2016
This study investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses how student blogging communities can be effectively foster connections amongst instructors and students, and enhance perceptions of learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Library Services, Electronic Learning
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Knight, Bruce Allen – Cogent Education, 2015
This paper explores teachers' use of textbooks in the digital age. After discussing student expectancies and needs, textbook use and the affordances of modern technology, the paper reports the results of a small-scale pilot study involving eight higher education teachers in Australia who discuss the use of textbooks in higher education in the…
Descriptors: Textbook Research, Use Studies, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Alharbi, Majed – English Language Teaching, 2015
This study aimed to investigate the effects of the online course tools, specifically discussion boards, blogs and wikis, the built-in facilities of Blackboard as computer-mediated communication integrated in e-learning environments on improving integrated reading and writing and on the attitudes of EFL college students towards literacy skills in…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing
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Howard, Kathryn – CATESOL Journal, 2015
TESOL programs and courses around the world are increasingly offered partly or wholly online. Online instruction offers both new affordances and distinct challenges for effective instruction, particularly when it comes to supervising fieldwork. This article compares 2 distinct online formats for student reflections on their tutoring experiences in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Tutoring
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Kuo, Chia-Ling – Journal of International Social Studies, 2015
In this study the author investigated 228 pre-service teachers' experiences with a global learning wiki project in an undergraduate educational technology course. The project connected pre-service teachers with students in 11 different countries on wiki sites, participants and their overseas partners posting questions about topics of interest to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Global Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Student Projects
De Leon, John Angelo Vinuya; Tarrayo, Veronico Nogales – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2014
This paper seeks to identify the online reading strategies employed by students in a Philippine Public High School. In particular, the study attempts to answer the following questions: (1) What are the online reading strategies used by the respondents (i.e., global, problem-solving, and support)?; (2) What is the frequency of use of the online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, High School Students, Electronic Learning
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Wright, Sandra; Fugett, April; Caputa, Francine – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
The advancements of technology have led to the use of electronic reading systems for digital text. Research indicates similarities and differences in reading performance and comprehension in digital formats compared to paper formats. This study compared vocabulary understanding and reading comprehension scores from two reading sources (electronic…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Educational Resources, Vocabulary Development, Reading Comprehension
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Vandenhoek, Tim – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2013
Among the numerous areas of education which have been impacted by technology, the growth of reading texts from computer screens is one of the most widespread. This trend is perhaps most evident at universities with academic journal articles increasing being stored and accessed in this format. As with any technological changes, the spread of screen…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, College Students, Preferences, Journal Articles
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Sevilla-Pavón, Ana; Serra-Cámara, Belén; Gimeno-Sanz, Ana – The EUROCALL Review, 2012
Digital Storytelling is a powerful pedagogical tool for both students and educators, which started to be used for teaching and learning purposes a few years ago, becoming more and more popular over time. The use of digital storytelling in non-specific language learning contexts has been widely explored, as shown in the literature. However, its use…
Descriptors: Story Telling, English for Special Purposes, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys
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Nie, Ming; Armellini, Alejandro; Witthaus, Gabi; Barklamb, Kelly – Research in Learning Technology, 2011
We report on the incorporation of e-book readers into the delivery of two distance-taught master's programmes in Occupational Psychology (OP) and one in Education at the University of Leicester, UK. The programmes attract work-based practitioners in OP and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, respectively. Challenges in curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Industrial Psychology, Teacher Education Programs