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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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Song, Rayoung – CALICO Journal, 2019
Given the importance of the blogosphere for autonomous language learning, many studies on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) have vigorously investigated the use of blogs in language learning. Noticeably lacking in these endeavors are investigations of language learners' social engagement with others in online spaces to define and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Electronic Publishing
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Pyburn, Lydia L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
Sometimes users need to be asked if they need help. This is difficult with online users, because in-person cues cannot be used to engage when the users need assistance. Proactive chat widgets help to solve this problem as the chat box slides out onto the screen and prompts the user for help. The need for the proactive chat widget was also seen as…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Oriented Programs
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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; DePaolis, Kathryn J.; Cooley, John L.; Hawley, Patricia H.; Isen, Debbie – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2019
Although most states across the United States have enacted anti-bullying legislation, state laws vary greatly in detail and direction, leaving many school districts wondering how to best address the problem of bullying and comply with their state's legislative requirements. In response, a comprehensive, statewide training initiative was conducted…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development
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Hassouneh, Nashat Abu; Alzoubi, Asad Farhan – Journal of Education and Learning, 2019
This study analyses the impact of modern technology on the provision of consulting services in the light of some variables. The study sample consisted of 125 counselors. The results showed that the sample of the study had average level of using modern technology as a tool, and the absence of statistically significant differences depending on the…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Counseling Techniques, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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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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Pilgrim, Jodi; Vasinda, Sheri; Bledsoe, Christie; Martinez, Elda E. – Reading Horizons, 2018
Reading online text presents unique challenges for elementary students as they develop and extend fundamental literacy skills to various media. Traditional assessments of concepts about print inspired the authors' research, which applies a similar approach to address "screen handling" instead of book handling. The purpose of their…
Descriptors: Literacy, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Reyna, Jorge; Hanham, Jose; Meier, Peter – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2018
Being literate has traditionally meant being able to read and write using the media of the day. In the 21st century, being literate requires additional skills such as competence with digital media creation. Until recently, those who could afford and use equipment and applications to produce digital media content were typically developers and…
Descriptors: Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Media Literacy, Taxonomy
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Monaco, Andrew J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2018
The author discusses the development of a unique course, The Economics of Online Dating. The course is an upper-level undergraduate course that combines intensive discussion, peer review, and economic theory to teach modeling skills to undergraduates. The course uses the framework of "online dating," interpreted broadly, as a point of…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Economics, Undergraduate Study, Economics Education
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Donelan, Helen; Kear, Karen – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018
Although collaboration skills are highly valued by employers, convincing students that collaborative learning activities are worthwhile, and ensuring that the experience is both useful and enjoyable, are significant challenges for educators. This paper addresses these challenges by exploring students' and tutors' experiences of a group project…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Part Time Students
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Trace, Jonathan; Brown, James Dean; Rodriguez, Julio – CALICO Journal, 2018
This study examines how technology is perceived by different stakeholder groups in The Language Flagship programs. We administered questionnaires to three stakeholder groups: 14 directors, 34 instructors, and 100 learners at a variety of institutions with three goals: (a) to investigate what technologies the directors, instructors, and learners…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Administrator Attitudes
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Lin, Xi; Huang, Mingyu; Cordie, Leslie – Educational Media International, 2018
This exploratory study investigated the use of Danmaku in video-based lectures as a method to enhance learners' interactions and course engagement in online instruction. Visually, Danmaku is real-time, horizontal, text-based display of commentary that uses subtitles in a manner widely employed in Animation, Comic, and Game (ACG) videos in Asian…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Lecture Method, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Anohina-Naumeca, Alla; Tauginiene, Loreta; Odineca, Tatjana – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
Academic integrity determines the trust that society has in the quality of education and the results of scientific research. More broadly, it influences honesty, respect for ethical principles, and the fair behaviour of society members. Accordingly, higher education institutions should have clear, transparent and well-communicated policies to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Integrity
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Hu, Xiao; Cheong, Christy Weng-Lam; Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
TRACT This study develops a framework for analyzing student comments in Wikis of group writing to inform learning assessment. It first drew on the literature to develop a framework consisting of three modules measuring student interaction, meaning construction and thinking development in the writing process. Inservice teachers were interviewed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication
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Armstrong, Shelley N.; Early, Jody O.; Burcin, Michelle M.; Bolin, Kim; Holland, Nicole; No, Sun – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
New media communication tools used in health science education may help enhance student engagement and sense of community, improve retention and persistence, and provide a richer academic experience, but the research is limited on non-traditional online learners. The studies described here therefore, focus on fully online, undergraduate health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Health Sciences, Medical Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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