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Mulliken, Adina – College & Research Libraries, 2019
Telephone interviews were conducted with 18 blind academic library users around the United States about their experiences using their library and its website. The study uses the perspective that blind users' insights are fundamental. A common theme was that navigating a webpage is time consuming on the first visit. Issues identified include the…
Descriptors: Blindness, Users (Information), Library Services, Web Sites
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Venegas-Muggli, Juan I.; Westermann, Werner – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2019
This article examines the effect of two Open Educational Resources (OER)--Khan Academy Collection and a teacher-authored open textbook--on mathematical course performance and attendance amongst first-year higher education Chilean students. It also aims to find out about teachers' and students' views on the use of OER in order to understand how…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Instructional Effectiveness, College Freshmen, College Mathematics
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Liu, Shuning – Curriculum Inquiry, 2018
Since 2010, the number of urban Chinese high-school students applying to US universities has rapidly grown. Many of these students have chosen emerging international curriculum programs established by elite public high schools in China. These programs prepare wealthy Chinese students for the US college application process by exposing them to an…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, High School Students, Marketing, Access to Education
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Izumi, Alisa – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2018
Western Governors University has the mission to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time and place thus the mobility of our coursework is essential. Technological advances facilitate this mission. While all degrees are based entirely on the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Alsalem, Gheed Mufied; Doush, Iyad Abu – International Journal of Special Education, 2018
The number of students with disabilities attending universities is increased, and several challenges face them in higher education institutions. This study aims to determine accessibility needs of computer laboratories, libraries and websites for students with disabilities at Jordanian universities and colleges. The sample consists of staff in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, College Students, Access to Education
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Heilig, Leah – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
Using interactive digital maps is now common practice for most universities. Increasingly, more users are introduced to their academic workplaces through online content such as Google Street View and virtual tours. Students with disabilities depend on environmental information to navigate the barriers they face on campus. While most webmasters for…
Descriptors: Universities, Information Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Maps
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Henderson, Holly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper first argues for the importance of continued analysis of marketising discourses in Higher Education (HE), both despite and because of their ubiquity. Secondly, the paper looks specifically at college-based HE provision in English Further Education (FE). Using the 'possible selves' concept alongside critical discourse analysis, the paper…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Critical Theory
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Kilango, Nasero Charles; Qin, Yu Hai; Nyoni, Watende Pius; Senguo, Richard Allen – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
Gender equality and equity has long been a focus area in Tanzanian government, encouraging the increased recruitment of female students in to higher education. This article investigates the effectiveness of affirmative action policy interventions that introduced and designed to increase female students' enrolment at the University of Dar es…
Descriptors: Intervention, Higher Education, Womens Education, Access to Education
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Alahmadi, Tahani; Drew, Steve – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2017
Evaluating accessibility is an important equity step in assessing the effectiveness and usefulness of online learning materials for students with disabilities such as visual or hearing impairments. Previous studies in this area have indicated that, over time, university websites have become gradually more inaccessible. This paper relates findings…
Descriptors: Reputation, Web Sites, Universities, Comparative Analysis
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Behling, Kirsten – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2017
This chapter explores the central questions and issues that faculty and administrators need to consider when designing and implementing hybrid courses to ensure that all students, including those with disabilities, have equal access. The author offers resources on faculty development programs, accessibility checklists, and online resources on…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Access to Education, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Instructional Design
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Ben Moussa, Mohamed; Seraphim, Joanna – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2017
The phenomenal diffusion and adoption of ICTs in the UAE is widely viewed as a game changer in the country's struggle to address continuous significant gender gaps in the country. The small body of research on this topic has been, however, inconclusive, overtly optimistic, and insufficiently theorized. Addressing these lacuna, the article uses a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Information Technology, Internet
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Christian, David; Lawrence, Amy; Dampman, Nicole – Journal of College Access, 2017
High school counselors play a key role in increasing students' access to college. With increasing student-to-counselor ratios as well as demands on their time, school counselors often lack the ability to provide adequate college counseling. In this article, we explored how school counselors can use educational technology, specifically the online…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, High Schools
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Mierzecka, Anna; Kisilowska, Malgorzata; Suminas, Andrius – College & Research Libraries, 2017
The article reports the results of a survey conducted among the Polish and Lithuanian academics concerning their information needs and expectations regarding academic library websites. The survey was realized using the technique of Computer-Assisted Web Interviewing (CAWI) on a group of scholars representing sciences and humanities or social…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Education, Expectation, Online Systems
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Kimmons, Royce – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2017
This study seeks to evaluate the basic Priority 1 web accessibility of all college and university websites in the US (n = 3141). Utilizing web scraping and automated content analysis, the study establishes that even in the case of high-priority, simple-to-address accessibility requirements, colleges and universities generally fail to make their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Web Sites, Access to Education, Access to Information
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Parton, Becky Sue – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2016
Providing captions for videos used in online courses is an area of interest for institutions of higher education. There are legal and ethical ramifications as well as time constraints to consider. Captioning tools are available, but some universities rely on the auto-generated YouTube captions. This study looked at a particular type of video--the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Layout (Publications), Visual Aids, Electronic Publishing
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