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Benaida, Mohamed; Namoun, Abdallah – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
Nowadays universities pay considerable attention to the use of websites to enhance the education process through the delivery of important information. The general aim of a website is to attract more target users. However, a poor website leads to fewer visits, less efficiency and less satisfaction from users. The present study explores the effects…
Descriptors: Usability, Web Sites, Internet, User Satisfaction (Information)
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Thorngate, Sarah; Hoden, Allison – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Online research guides offer librarians a way to provide digital researchers with point-of-need support. If these guides are to support student learning well, it is critical that they provide an effective user experience. This article details the results of an exploratory comparison study that tested three key user interface options in LibGuides…
Descriptors: Usability, Computer Interfaces, Guides, Library Services
Gerstenblatt, Paula – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Research on service learning has demonstrated positive outcomes in several areas of student learning; however, there is a scarcity of research examining the lived experiences of students. This study consisted of seventeen students from two cohorts enrolled in a service learning class working in a rural town. The current study suggests the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Student Experience, Service Learning
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Gomes, Catherine; Berry, Marsha; Alzougool, Basil; Chang, Shanton – Journal of International Students, 2014
This paper explores the role of identity in helping international students form social networks at an Australian institution and how these networks contribute to creating a sense of home away. The findings suggest that international students form distinct social networks that are not necessarily solely made up of fellow students from their home…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Foreign Students
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Lin, Meng-Fen Grace; Hoffman, Ellen S.; Borengasser, Claire – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2013
This qualitative case study examined Twitter use by undergraduate and graduate students in three classes. Previous studies have shown that while some faculty use Twitter, few are incorporating it into classes despite many recommendations for such use. This study examined how students perceived Twitter as a classroom tool. As an optional activity,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty