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Le, Tri D.; Dobele, Angela R.; Robinson, Linda J. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
Universities are increasingly utilising social media for student recruitment, the most highly used channel for prospective students. However, research on information gathering and electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM)-seeking behaviours on social media is generally absent. This paper explores the information sought by prospective students on social…
Descriptors: College Choice, Information Seeking, Student Recruitment, Social Media
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Cokley, John; Jianlin, Wen; Yanling, Liu; Wenshuai, Xie – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Current curriculum trends in tertiary journalism and communication education in the People's Republic of China are investigated using information from the websites of the 2,198 Chinese universities that published course lists in December 2013. Of those, 439 offered journalism majors and this article samples 274 of those universities (12.5% of the…
Descriptors: Journalism Education, Graduates, Web Sites, Foreign Countries
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Guerrero, Erick G.; Moore, Hadass; Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
The emerging discourse about the science of social work has urged doctoral social work programs to reexamine assumptions about conducting research and responding to new expectations for scholarship. This article examines three promising models to guide scientific research in social work (evidence-based practice, team science, and multi- and…
Descriptors: Social Work, Scientific Research, Doctoral Programs, Web Sites
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Doleck, Tenzin; Lajoie, Susanne – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The ubiquitous use of social networking sites by students and the potential impacts of such use on academic performance are of both theoretical and practical importance. Hence, this paper addresses the question: how does the use of social networking sites influence academic performance? The present review synthesizes the empirical findings of the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Social Media, Academic Achievement, Web Sites
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Bugawa, Afaf Mubarak; Mirzal, Andri – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2018
This article describes how the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the field of learning is on the rise. By their nature, Web 2.0 technologies increase the interactivity between users where interactivity is considered to be a key to success in traditional classrooms. This article reviews recent studies in the field of Web 2.0 technologies for learning…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Web 2.0 Technologies, College Students, Student Experience
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Johnston, Elizabeth; Olivas, Gerald; Steele, Patricia; Smith, Cassandra; Bailey, Liston – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2018
New virtual reality (VR) applications for education appear frequently in the marketplace but rarely contain explicit pedagogies. The research objective of this study was to identify and categorize principles and practices of pedagogy that are evident but not articulated in selected VR applications for education. Analysis of public content for the…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Electronic Learning, Educational Principles, Content Analysis
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Meyers, Coby V.; VanGronigen, Bryan A. – American Journal of Education, 2018
More than 15 years after the passage of No Child Left Behind, billions of dollars have been spent on school-turnaround policies and initiatives. Yet, this growing "school improvement industry" has received surprisingly little consideration. This study is an initial effort to begin to better understand this industry's supply side. We use…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Turnaround, Web Sites, State Boards of Education
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Ginosar, Avshalom; Tal, Tali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2018
This study employs a single framework for investigating both environmental journalistic texts published on news websites, and science teachers' choices of such texts for their teaching. We analyzed 188 environmental items published during 2 months in seven news websites to determine popularity of topics. Then, 64 science junior high school…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Junior High Schools, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Veneri, Diana Aziz; Zdanis, Kayla – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: Healthcare educators are usually well-intended in their educational efforts for and with patients. The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis comparing traditional versus technology-delivered healthcare education. Design: Systematic review with meta-analysis. Methods: Educational technology was operationally defined to…
Descriptors: Health Education, Patients, Meta Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Suárez-Perdomo, Arminda; Byrne, Sonia; Rodrigo, Maria-José – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The quality of the online resources for parents offering access to open knowledge has hardly received attention despite their increasing number. This paper provides a framework to examine the ethical and content quality of parenting resources. The ethical criteria were based on "the Health on the Net" (HON) framework whereas the content…
Descriptors: Ethics, Information Sources, Child Rearing, Web Sites
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Kelley, Dannielle E.; Noar, Seth M.; Seidenberg, Andrew B. – American Journal of Health Education, 2018
Background: To respond to the Surgeon General's call to develop, disseminate, and evaluate messages to reduce indoor tanning (IT) in the 2014 Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer, an understanding of the IT communication environment is necessary. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the most prevalent false or misleading IT claims.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Content Analysis, Health, Safety
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Dunlap, Jill; Klein, L. B.; Woofter, Rebecca – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2018
The Department of Education's Title IX Resource Guide recommends that institutions provide a webpage with information about Title IX reporting options, yet much of the information on these sites can leave students confused about where to turn for help. This article describes a content analysis of gender-based violence resource information on 75…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Sex Fairness, Gender Discrimination
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Thomas, Margaret; Pettitt, Nicole – Second Language Research, 2017
The practice of securing informed consent from research participants has a relatively low profile in second language (L2) acquisition research, despite its prominence in the biomedical and social sciences. This review article analyses the role that informed consent now typically plays in L2 research; discusses an example of an L2 study where…
Descriptors: Informed Consent, Second Language Learning, Language Research, Role
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Barnes, Ralph M.; Church, Rebecca A.; Draznin-Nagy, Samuel – Science & Education, 2017
Seventy-two Internet documents promoting creationism, intelligent design (I.D.), or evolution were selected for analysis. The primary goal of each of the 72 documents was to present arguments for creationism, I.D., or evolution. We first identified all arguments in these documents. Each argument was then coded in terms of both argument type…
Descriptors: Creationism, Evolution, Science Instruction, Persuasive Discourse
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Hua, Zhu; Handford, Michael; Young, Tony Johnstone – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
This paper examines how intercultural communication (ICC) and the notion of culture are framed in on-line promotional discourse of higher education (HE) ICC courses. It analyses a specialised corpus comprised of 14,842 words from 43 course websites of master's programmes in ICC in the UK and the US--internationally, the two largest providers of…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Computational Linguistics, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis
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