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Phillips, Stephanie – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2019
The release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys is part of a public health initiative to limit the spread of infectious disease. The local debate over this proposed action provides a current case study of a public, scientific controversy in which citizens and officials disagree about what is best for the community. The case…
Descriptors: Genetics, Entomology, Public Health, Case Studies
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Lewis, Steven; Hogan, Anna – Critical Studies in Education, 2019
This article explores the uptake of so-called fast policy solutions to problems in different education policy contexts and highlights the potential impacts that can arise from such policymaking approaches. We draw upon recent literature and theorising around notions of fast policy and evidence-informed policymaking, which suggests that, in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Government Publications
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Young, Amber; Tordoff, June; Leitch, Sharon; Smith, Alesha – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: To determine how often general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists recommend patients obtain information about their medicines via websites and to explore factors that might improve the delivery of written information about medicines to patients. Design: Cross-sectional surveys. Setting: GPs and community pharmacists in New Zealand…
Descriptors: Patients, Drug Therapy, Printed Materials, Web Sites
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Li, Kun; Darr, Kent; Gao, Fei – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Researchers have recognized the role that microblogging tools play in enhancing the effectiveness of communication and interaction in the classroom. However, few studies have specifically examined how to use microblogging tools to bring educational resources into the classroom to enrich the student learning experience. The exploratory case study…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites
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Pounds, Gabrina – Applied Linguistics, 2018
The study presented in this article explores to what extent and in what ways the communication between clinicians and patients on Ask-the-Expert healthcare websites is patient-centred. It further demonstrates the value of using a theory- and text-driven discourse analytical approach for the analysis of verbal communication in a (specific health)…
Descriptors: Patients, Health Services, Web Sites, Empathy
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Gusberti, Tomoe Daniela Hamanaka; Bretas, Arthur Chafim – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Markets for technologies and ideas depend on the flow of knowledge and technology from one company to another or from universities and research institutes to industry. These markets are driven by the process known as open innovation. In recent years, the literature has emphasized the need to analyse the market for ideas through its constituent…
Descriptors: Industry, Comparative Analysis, School Business Relationship, Corporations
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Altanopoulou, Panagiota; Tselios, Nikolaos – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
The influence of students' non-cognitive characteristics on their learning performance constitutes a significant but rather unexplored topic. The goal of the research presented in this article, is to examine the relation between the students' personality characteristics (as measured using the Big Five Personality Test) and their learning outcome…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Cooperative Learning, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
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Cayari, Christopher – Music Education Research, 2018
The Internet has inspired musicians to explore technologies to produce recorded music performances. Social media sites like YouTube provide spaces for musicians to share their works, and the advances of technologies that afford venues and opportunities for performers to share their crafts. As amateur Internet musicians develop practices to create…
Descriptors: Music Education, Music Activities, Performance, Internet
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Moran, Clarice M. – Middle Grades Review, 2018
This mixed methods study aimed to assess student engagement during the flipped model of instruction in two seventh-grade English language arts (ELA) classrooms. Implementation of the flipped model required students (n = 183) and teachers (n = 2) to use digital technology via a website and teacher-made videos. It compared student perceptions during…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Grade 7, Homework
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Sarsar, Firat; Harmon, Stephen – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Having knowledge of computer hardware is one of the skill sets of computer teachers that allows them to understand and predict hardware problems in advance. Therefore, computer hardware courses are often added as required courses in pre-service teacher curricula in Instructional Technology Departments. This study aimed to understand the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Higham, Leanne – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2018
Building on work on sexual harassment in schools, this article continues one of the threads from the first Schooling and Sexualities conference held, in 1995. In so doing, it offers a contemporary account of a teacher's sexual harassment by one of her students, through a sexually violent comment posted about her on the Rate My Teacher website.…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Web Sites, Power Structure
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Barajas, Mario; Frossard, Frédérique – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
As applied to education, creativity has become an increasingly common, yet often unattainable learning objective. Educators need innovative approaches and tools to effectively apply creative teaching practices. The present study aims to investigate how wiki methodologies can foster creative pedagogies. Wikis constitute a good candidate for…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Creative Teaching
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Svendsen, Jesper Tinggaard; Svendsen, Annemari Munk – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2018
This paper aims to investigate the marketization of higher education (HE) as it manifests itself in the concept of "Student life" on Danish HE websites. Taking Norman Fairclough's critical discourse analysis as its starting point, this paper critically examines this particular practice of marketization by making a single-case study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Student Experience, Social Life
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Moran, Clarice M. – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2018
Authentic field experiences are an important aspect of most teacher education programs, yet collaboration often is difficult because of distance and limited resources. This collective case study aimed to explore the experiences of 30 ninth-grade English language arts (ELA) students and 17 preservice English education teachers as they collaborated…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Grade 9, Self Efficacy, English Teachers
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Youngblood, Norman E.; Brooks, Michael – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2018
The Internet is a critical eHealth/eGovernment information source, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs operates the United States' largest integrated health care system. This case study used machine-based accessibility testing to assess accessibility for 116 VA Medical Center websites, based on U.S. Section 508 standards and international…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Access to Information, Veterans, Public Agencies
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