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El Sherif, Reem; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2019
Online consumer health information (OCHI) is being used at an unprecedented rate, and this trend is expected to continue. Most people have used OCHI, and many may have seen the outcomes of this use (either positive or negative or both). Education and income, as indicators of socioeconomic status, are important contextual factors influencing OCHI…
Descriptors: Health Materials, Consumer Education, Information Utilization, Educational Attainment
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Dai, Jiamin; Granikov, Vera; El Sherif, Reem; Grguric, Ekatarina; Turcotte, Emmanuelle; Pluye, Pierre – Education for Information, 2019
With an increasing volume of health information online, it becomes critical for consumers to improve their search and evaluation skills to retrieve reliable information. The Patient Information Aid (PIA) program is aimed to facilitate information seeking, potentially leading to positive outcomes of online consumer health information and the…
Descriptors: Patients, Information Literacy, Information Sources, Information Seeking
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Pizarro Milian, Roger; Missaghian, Rod – Higher Education Quarterly, 2019
Interdisciplinary programmes have proliferated across post-secondary education in recent decades. Despite this, little attention has been paid to the manner in which interdisciplinary programmes promote themselves to external constituents. To study this process, we conduct a content analysis of the online self-descriptions of 203…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Content Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions
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Yates, Robin M. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2018
In step with the worldwide trend for higher educational institutes to establish areas of research emphasis,the accumulation of resources in key areas has become common practice in veterinary faculties. Although there are perceived logical benefits to research prioritisation, there have been very little critical retrospective analyses of research…
Descriptors: Veterinary Medical Education, Veterinary Medicine, Educational Research, Medical Research
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Velasquez, Diane L.; Evans, Nina – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: This paper describes the findings of a study of 1517 public library Websites in Australia, Canada, and the United States over a period of four years. These Websites are referred to as 'electronic branches' of the libraries, thereby extending the definition of physical library branches into the digital realm. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Web Sites, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Symbaluk, Diane G.; Howell, Andrew J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
This study examined online student feedback to determine the extent to which students identify strengths of character in their perceptions of professors and whether student-identified character strengths could distinguish between teaching-award winners (n = 120) and research-award winners (n = 119). A content analysis of posted comments on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Feedback (Response)
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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Kimmons, Royce; Veletsianos, George – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The aim of this investigation was to gain an understanding of the use of institutional social media accounts by graduate departments. This study focused particularly on the social media accounts of instructional design (ID) graduate programs. Content and statistical analyses were conducted to examine 24,948 tweets posted by ID programs (n = 22) on…
Descriptors: Social Media, Instructional Design, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Li, Zihao; Zhou, Mingming; Teo, Timothy – Research in Dance Education, 2018
The prevalence of technology used in education is evident across many disciplines. Big Data, Massive Open Online Course, and e-Learning are buzz words in educational settings, yet they seem to be non-relevant to the majority of dance educators, especially those teaching dance at secondary level. Overall, the absence of research on technology use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Handheld Devices, High School Students
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Manuel, Dominic; Freiman, Viktor – Global Education Review, 2017
Meeting the needs of mathematically gifted and talented students is a challenge for educators. To support teachers of mathematically gifted and talented students to find appropriate solutions, several innovative projects were conducted in schools using funds provided by the New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Education. This article presents one…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Simulated Environment
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Dagenais, Diane; Toohey, Kelleen; Bennett Fox, Alexa; Singh, Angelpreet – Language and Education, 2017
In this article, we explain how recent research on multilingualism, multilingual education, and multimodality informs our thinking about the use of "ScribJab," a multilingual iPad application and website ("ScribJab.com"), which enables users to compose, illustrate, and narrate stories in two languages. Drawing on excerpts from…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Handheld Devices, Web Sites, Writing (Composition)
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Kay, Robin; Carruthers, Loralea – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
In the past five years, there has been considerable interest in the decision-making process of school board officials in the field of education. However, a paucity of research exists on how these leaders use online resources to inform decision-making. Through an online survey and face-to-face interviews, this study examined the use of online…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Trustees, Information Utilization, Internet
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Pizarro Milian, Roger – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
The current fiscal environment has driven Canadian universities to become more entrepreneurial, seeking out and competing over new sources of funding. Despite such intensifying competition, little effort has been made to document the promotional tactics that Canadian universities are using to render themselves appealing to external audiences. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Mixed Methods Research, Marketing
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Stirling, Ashley; Kerr, Gretchen; MacPherson, Ellen; Banwell, Jenessa; Bandealy, Ahad; Battaglia, Anthony – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The educational benefits of embedding hands-on experience in higher education curriculum are widely recognized (Beard & Wilson, 2013). However, to optimize the learning from these opportunities, they need to be grounded in empirical learning theory. The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics of internships in Ontario colleges…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Postsecondary Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Theories
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Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; Shaw, Ashley; Pasquini, Laura; Woodward, Scott – Educational Media International, 2017
Higher education institutions have embraced social media platforms. Yet, little research has examined the characteristics of institutional social media accounts and the narratives their posts construct for faculty and student life. By investigating these topics, researchers can better understand the actual and potential roles of these tools in…
Descriptors: State Universities, Social Media, Institutional Characteristics, College Faculty
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Ifinedo, Princely – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: Students' use of blogging tools in learning environments is increasing across the world. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature by examining the effects of relevant factors that engender satisfaction and positive impacts of the technology for learning. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional survey was used to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Educational Technology
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