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Gillan, Christine B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since Delaware Technical Community College opened its doors over five decades ago, over 50,000 people have graduated from the institution. There are currently 15,000 students enrolled at campuses statewide, and since 97% of those students are Delawareans, there is an extremely large untapped group of individuals who could be engaged to become…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Community Colleges, Alumni, Educational Quality
Lim, Taehyeong – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Although blogs have been used in online learning environments with optimistic expectations, the distributed nature of blogs can pose some challenges. Currently, we do not have a robust collection of tested blogging strategies to help students interact more effectively with each other when blogs are used as a primary form of engagement in an online…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Cox, Taylor – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The field of authorship determination, previously largely falling under the umbrella of literary analysis but recently becoming a large subfield of forensic linguistics, has grown substantially over the last two decades. As its body of research and its record of successful forensic application continue to grow, this growth is paralleled by the…
Descriptors: Athletics, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries
Bardwell, Nancy B. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The study examined students' perceptions of Facebook, Twitter and blogs as tools for learning in a classroom environment. The population of the research was of 109 students from a four-year college located in the southern region of the US. The results showed that most of the students were undecided in their perception of Facebook, Twitter and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Social Media, Student Attitudes
Stewart, Olivia Grace – ProQuest LLC, 2017
In this article-style dissertation, I explore how students used digital technologies, specifically three social media platforms, as multimodal writing platforms while creating a digital portfolio in a senior English class. These platforms are 1) Weebly pages: a website building platform, 2) Weebly Blogs: a feature of Weebly, and 3) Instagram: a…
Descriptors: Social Media, Writing (Composition), Technology Uses in Education, Multiple Literacies
Ayaburi, Emmanuel Wusuhon Yanibo – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation investigates the effect of observational learning in crowdsourcing markets as a lens to identify appropriate mechanism(s) for sustaining this increasingly popular business model. Observational learning occurs when crowdsourcing participating agents obtain knowledge from signals they observe in the marketplace and incorporate such…
Descriptors: Observational Learning, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites
Zaydman, Mikhail – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation examines conversations and attitudes about mental health in Twitter discourse. The research uses big data collection, machine learning classification, and social network analysis to answer the following questions (1) what mental health topics do people discuss on Twitter? (2) Have patterns of conversation changed over time? Have…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Mental Health, Data Analysis, Data Collection
Sessoms, Amber M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Adults learn and develop in various contexts, which affect how they construct and reconstruct aspects of their identities. Such identity construction and reconstruction can occur through mediated or unmediated means. Within the context of this study, adult identity development through unmediated learning within digital spaces is analyzed. Specific…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Human Body, Critical Theory
Gogia, Laura Park – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is implementing a large scale exploration of digital pedagogies, including connected learning and open education, in an effort to promote digital fluency and integrative thinking among students. The purpose of this study was to develop a classroom assessment toolkit for faculty who wish to document student…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Evaluation Methods
Bannin, B. Pidgeon – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The adult learner has experienced a massive change in learning options. From a traditional face-to-face classroom with the professor imparting knowledge to a mobile digital learning venue that encourages self-direction and transformative learning, the student is the focus and the professor becomes the facilitator. Adult learners seek out learning…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
Smith, Saress Ellerbe – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this qualitative study was to look at how teachers use micro-blogging, in this case Twitter (, for their own personalized professional learning and how effective Twitter is as a professional development (PD) tool. In order to measure the effectiveness of the tool, the researcher first gleaned nine essential…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Social Media, Educational Technology
Freels, Jeffrey W. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The emergence of social media technologies (SMT) as important features of life in the twenty-first century has aroused the curiosity of teachers and scholars in higher education and given rise to numerous experiments using SMT as tools of instruction in college and university classrooms. A body of research has emerged from those experiments which…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, History Instruction, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Journals
Cortez-Riggio, Kim-Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study of digital media engagement, through participation in a class blog, explored its impact on 5th grade students' communication and collaboration, and morality and ethics-based thinking, in regards to the socially significant topic of cyber bullying. The use of a classroom blog as a space to develop cyber citizenship skills was also…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
Feighery, Annie – ProQuest LLC, 2014
On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, causing catastrophic damages that resulted in at least 300,000 dead, 300,000 serious injuries, and 1.8 million homeless. The destruction was so complete that roads were no longer visible. While buildings, roads, power, and other infrastructure have taken years to restore, mobile phone…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Telecommunications, Crisis Management
Klein, Nathan D. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The goal of this research was to examine general education eportfolio components that may help improve student learning outcomes. A general education eportfolio is essentially a website created by a student, who selects, links, and reflects upon artifacts they have created in order to demonstrate their competency in the various domains of higher…
Descriptors: General Education, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Web Sites
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