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Ifinedo, Princely – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: Students' use of blogging tools in learning environments is increasing across the world. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature by examining the effects of relevant factors that engender satisfaction and positive impacts of the technology for learning. Design/methodology/approach A cross-sectional survey was used to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Diaries, Educational Technology
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James-MacEachern, Melissa; Yun, Dongkoo – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: There is little research into small higher education institutions and international students' choice in selecting these institutions. The purpose of this paper is to understand the factors that influence international student choices in selecting a small institution. In particular, this study compares the differences between Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Choice
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Christofides, Emily; Wood, Eileen; Benn, Amanda Catherine; Desmarais, Serge; Westfall, Krista – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2017
Disclosure is a critical element of interpersonal relationships and individuals are often evaluated on what they share with others, whether in personal, professional, or learning contexts. Technology now allows for many different outlets for communicating with other people. We used experimental methods to explore the impact of communication medium…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Relationship, Research Design, Student Surveys
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Pizarro Milian, Roger; Gurrisi, Marc – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine how entrepreneurship education is being marketed to students within the Canadian university sector. Design/methodology/approach: A content analysis of the webpages representing 66 entrepreneurship education programs in Canada is performed. Findings: Entrepreneurship education is found to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education
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Lin, C-Y.; Reigeluth, C. M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2016
While educators value wikis' potential, wikis may fail to support collaborative constructive learning without careful scaffolding. This article proposes literature-based instructional methods, revised based on two expert instructors' input, presents the collected empirical evidence on the effects of these methods and proposes directions for future…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Cooperative Learning
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Fuentes, Milton A.; Shannon, Casey R. – Teaching of Psychology, 2016
Over the past few decades, diversity and multiculturalism have received considerable attention in the field of psychology. While there have been notable efforts to ensure these important areas are addressed in undergraduate psychology training, little is known about this undertaking. The present study examined how diversity and multiculturalism…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education
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Haave, Neil – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2016
E-portfolios have the potential to transform students' learning experiences. They promote reflection on the significance of what and how students have learned. Such reflective practices enhance students' ability to articulate their knowledge and skills to their peers, teachers, and future employers. In addition, e-portfolios can help assess the…
Descriptors: Molecular Biology, Portfolios (Background Materials), Learning Experience, Undergraduate Students
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Martini, Tanya S.; Rail, Ashley; Norton, Cole – Teaching of Psychology, 2015
We examined first-year psychology majors' (N = 195) beliefs about the relevance of two types of university assignments (individual essay and group wiki) and their connection to the development of career-related skills. Students reported that assignments were only somewhat relevant to their career goals, and relevance ratings were typically…
Descriptors: Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Assignments
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Ross, Heather M.; Banow, Ryan; Yu, Stan – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2015
The purpose of this two-year quantitative study was to determine the usefulness of the micro-blogging tool Twitter in large classes for improving the students' sense of community and belonging. Three instructors of large classes were recruited to test the outcomes of using Twitter as a learning tool, one each from the Departments of Geography and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Hogan, Neil; Varnhagen, Connie – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2012
Undergraduates use a wide range of information resources for academic and nonacademic purposes, including web sites that range from credible, peer reviewed, online journal sites, to biased and inaccurate promotional web sites. Students are taught basic critical appraisal skills, but do they apply these skills to make decisions about information in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Critical Thinking, Credibility
Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson – EDUCAUSE, 2010
This document presents the key findings from "The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010". Since 2004, the annual ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ownership, Focus Groups
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Quan-Haase, Anabel; Young, Alyson L. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2010
Users have adopted a wide range of digital technologies into their communication repertoire. It remains unclear why they adopt multiple forms of communication instead of substituting one medium for another. It also raises the question: What type of need does each of these media fulfill? In the present article, the authors conduct comparative work…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Synchronous Communication, Internet, Web Sites