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Paige, Samantha R.; Stellefson, Michael; Chaney, Beth H.; Chaney, Don J.; Alber, Julia M.; Chappell, Chelsea; Barry, Adam E. – American Journal of Health Education, 2017
Background: College students actively seek online health information and use Instagram, an image- and video-based social networking website, to build social networks grounded in trust and behavioral norms (social capital), which have the potential to prevent chronic disease. Purpose: This study aimed to (1) examine how intensity of Instagram use…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Capital, Social Networks, Web Sites
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Choi-Lundberg, Derek L.; Low, Tze Feng; Patman, Phillip; Turner, Paul; Sinha, Sankar N. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2016
Gross anatomy instruction in medical curricula involve a range of resources and activities including dissection, prosected specimens, anatomical models, radiological images, surface anatomy, textbooks, atlases, and computer-assisted learning (CAL). These resources and activities are underpinned by the expectation that students will actively engage…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Anatomy, Independent Study, Medical Schools
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Turula, Anna; Raith, Thomas – The EUROCALL Review, 2015
The article describes action research into a telecollaborative exchange between the P├Ądagogische Hochschule in Freiburg, Germany and the Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland, which took place between October 2014 and January 2015. Both groups followed CALL teacher training study programmes and consisted of 16 students. The study aimed at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Shahghasemi, Ehsan; Akhavan, Manijeh – SAGE Open, 2015
Academic plagiarism exists in all academic spheres, but contextual factors determine the level, intensity, and forms of it. Over the last few years, the phenomenon of "Ghost Authorship" has become widespread in Iran, and concerns have been expressed regarding this issue, not only by academicians but also by officials. In this study, 143…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Authors, Student Attitudes, Writing (Composition)
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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
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Pardue, Harold; Landry, Jeffrey; Sweeney, Bob – Information Systems Education Journal, 2013
Web 2.0 services include sharing and collaborative technologies such as blogs, social networking sites, online office productivity tools, and wikis. Wikis are increasingly used for the design and implementation of pedagogy, for example to facilitate experiential learning. A U.S. government-funded project for system security risk assessment was…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Case Studies, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
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Yang, C.; Chang, Y. -S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Blogs have been increasingly used to supplement traditional classroom lectures in higher education. This paper explores the use of blogs, and how student attitudes towards online peer interaction and peer learning, as well as motivation to learn from peers, may differ when using the blog comments feature, and when students are encouraged to read…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Students, Electronic Publishing, Academic Achievement
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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Walkington, Helen – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2012
This paper explores the learning spaces associated with two geography undergraduate research journals. Wikis provide dedicated spaces for postgraduate reviewers to collaboratively develop constructive feedback to authors creating a supportive online learning environment. In becoming published authors, undergraduates reported that they gained not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Electronic Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Teclehaimanot, Berhane; Hickman, Torey – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2011
Web 2.0 technologies such as Facebook, a popular social networking site, provide educators with new possibilities for reaching their students. As these technologies are new, there is not a total understanding of how these technologies could best be used in education. This study helps to develop this understanding by investigating how appropriate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Interaction, Student Attitudes
Al-Fadda, Hind; Al-Yahya, Maha – Online Submission, 2010
This paper reports on the students' experiments of using blogs to encourage themselves to do pre-class reading assignment and reflections after class. The sample in the study included five ESL (English as a Second Language) graduate students in a course of teaching methods, and 90 software engineering students in an undergraduate information…
Descriptors: Reading Assignments, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology
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Fralinger, Barbara; Owens, Russell – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
This paper expands upon previous research conducted on the effectiveness of implementing Microsoft MovieMaker (a digital video editing program) into the classroom. Sixty-one graduate and twenty undergraduate students from King's College and Rowan University took part in this study. Using the MovieMaker software to design student created tutorials…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Graduate Students