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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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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
Severson, Christopher S. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This mixed-methods study analyzed data from 906 Ruffalo Noel Levitz Student Satisfaction Surveys (RNLSSS) at a two-year technical college in Wisconsin, to determine influences on participants' choices of programs in information technology (IT). Quantitative results showed that none of eight variables (i.e., cost, financial assistance, academic…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Student Satisfaction, Two Year College Students, Technical Education
Vigil-Hayes, Morgan Ashlee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Internet as a networked system has been rendered more complex than ever before as human endpoints are grafted into the system via increasingly pervasive and personalized networked devices. According to the United Nations, the Internet is a transnational enabler of a number of human rights, and as such, access to the Internet has been…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Networks, Social Networks, Access to Information
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Lam, Mary K.; Hines, Monique; Lowe, Robyn; Nagarajan, Srivalli; Keep, Melanie; Penman, Merrolee; Power, Emma – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2016
There is increasing recognition of the role eHealth will play in the effective and efficient delivery of healthcare. This research challenges the assumption that students enter university as digital natives, able to confidently and competently adapt their use of information and communication technology (ICT) to new contexts. This study explored…
Descriptors: Health Education, Information Technology, Technological Literacy, College Students
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Freeman, A. – New Media Consortium, 2014
The internationally recognized "NMC Horizon Report" series and regional "NMC Technology Outlooks" are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a 12-year effort established in 2002 that annually identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in every sector of education around the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Information Management
Russell, Kyle – ProQuest LLC, 2014
While accessibility of information technologies is often acknowledged as important, it is frequently not well addressed in practice. The purpose of this study was to examine the work of web developers and content managers to explore why and how accessibility is or is not addressed as an objective as websites are planned, built and maintained.…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Web Sites, Access to Information, Information Technology
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Kurtz, Gila – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
This study investigated how the use of two virtual platforms for learning--a Facebook group and a learning management system course website--affect students' perceptions of learning and participation. The theoretical basis for the research relied on social-constructivist theory. It was found that Facebook, although not originally created for…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes
Zickuhr, Kathryn; Rainie, Lee; Purcell, Kristen – Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2013
This report explores the changing world of library services by exploring the activities at libraries that are already in transition and the kinds of services citizens would like to see if they could redesign libraries themselves. It is part of a larger research effort by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project that is exploring…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Focus Groups, Librarians
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Trust, Torrey – Australian Educational Computing, 2012
In the information age, students must learn to navigate and evaluate an expanding network of information. Highly effective teachers model this process of information analysis and knowledge acquisition by continually learning through collaboration, professional development, and studying pedagogical techniques and best practices. Many teachers have…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Cooperation, Feedback (Response)
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Langthaler, Margarita; Witjes, Nina; Slezak, Gabriele – Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the discussion about the developmental value of knowledge by reflecting on the "knowledge for development" (K4D) paradigm. In particular, it draws attention to the interaction between linguistic and communicative processes and the areas of power, knowledge and education. This is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Missingham, Roxanne – Australian Library Journal, 2012
Libraries have welcomed the opportunity offered in the twenty-first century to place content on the roads and channels that are now available through the Internet to provide access to our rich and diverse collections. Amidst the enormous amount of information available the great collections sometimes are "dead ends" from a reader's point…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Libraries, Access to Information, Information Services
Smallwood, Carol, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2011
There's no shortage of library management books out there--but how many of them actually tackle the little details of day-to-day management, the hard-to-categorize things that slip through the cracks of a larger handbook? "Library Management Tips that Work" does exactly that, addressing dozens of such issues facing library managers, including: (1)…
Descriptors: Library Administration, Time Management, Guides, Personnel Management
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Ovadia, Steven – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
Quora ( is a contemporary, web-based take on reference. Users post questions within Quora and other users answer the questions. Users can vote for and against answers (or not vote at all). It is users asking questions of friends and strangers and then sorting through the results. If the model sounds familiar, it's because it is.…
Descriptors: Electronic Mail, Internet, Users (Information), Libraries
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