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Sönmez, Esra Ergül; Çakir, Hasan – International Journal of Technology in Education and Science, 2021
With the development of Web 2.0 technologies, the studies conducted in this field are diversifying and quite different results are obtained. In the current study, the contributions of wikis and blogs, which are considered as web 2.0 technologies, to academic performance were examined with meta-analysis method. The studies following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies, Academic Achievement, Meta Analysis
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Brunskill, Amelia – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
There are currently no databases dedicated to indexing the research literature for disability studies. To identify which databases have more robust indexing of the literature of this field, the author compiled a list of relevant journals and searched for them in databases either frequently recommended in libraries' disability studies research…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Databases, Research, Indexing
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Mongeon, Philippe; Siler, Kyle; Archambault, Antoine; Sugimoto, Cassidy R.; Larivière, Vincent – College & Research Libraries, 2021
Drawing on an original methodology using citations, downloads, and survey data, this paper analyzes journal usage patterns across 28 Canadian universities. Results show that usage levels vary across disciplines and that different academic platforms varied in their importance to different institutions, with for-profit platforms generally exhibiting…
Descriptors: Library Services, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Use Studies
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Fernández-Molina, Juan-Carlos; Eschenfelder, Kristin R.; Rubel, Alan P. – College & Research Libraries, 2021
This paper describes the results of a study to compare contemporary e-journal licenses from two research universities in the United States and Spain in terms of e-reserves, interlibrary loan, text and data mining, authors' rights and treatment of copyright exceptions, usage statistics, governing law, data privacy, and obligations entailing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Research Universities, Electronic Journals
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Geuther, Christina; Hoeve, Casey D.; O'Reilly, Faye – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2021
Academic libraries face the dual challenges of decreasing budgets and increasing demand for electronic resources. Librarians at three midwestern US public research universities discuss the electronic resources environment, the direction of content development, and using future-proof as well as future-driven licensing language to best provide for…
Descriptors: Library Services, Copyrights, Academic Libraries, Educational Change
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Parry, Becky Lucy; Taylor, Lucy – Theory Into Practice, 2021
This article utilizes the term "digital authoring" in order to explore the ways in which children create multi-modal, digital media texts. Drawing on the notion of "emergent literacy" we share vignettes from different pedagogical and research contexts where children use media to tell stories in different forms with different…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Writing (Composition), Multimedia Materials, Technology Uses in Education
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Walters, William H.; Markgren, Susanne – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2021
Using data for 2,717 journals and more than 9,000 acquisition opportunities, this study shows how journal prices vary by level of aggregation (single-journal subscription or full-text database), resource provider type (scholarly society, university press, other nonprofit organization, commercial publisher, or library vendor), and broad subject…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Periodicals, Costs, Library Administration
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Warner, Richard; Picard, Michelle – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2020
This study aims to unpack the reflective learning processes involved in developing a Masters' research project proposal as part of a multidisciplinary Research Design course. Using inductive analysis, we explored students' reflective blogs written over a period of a semester and defined the reflections according to an adaptation of Hatton and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Masters Programs
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Chapman, Louise – English in Education, 2020
In an era of smart-phones, tablets and online gaming, it seems that a young person's motivation to pick up a book and start to read is relatively low. The article explores this claim by investigating the reading habits of a class of 23 female students at a single sex school in the south-east of England. The case-study particularly focuses on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Adolescents, Females
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Gershenson, Seth; Polikoff, Morgan S.; Wang, Rui – Educational Researcher, 2020
As universities cut library funding and forego expensive journal subscriptions, many academic organizations and researchers, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA), are moving toward open-access publications that are freely downloadable by anyone with a working internet connection. However, the impact of paywalls on the…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Research, Electronic Publishing, Journal Articles
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Benton, Janice L. – Journal of Catholic Education, 2020
This is a response to Michael J. Boyle's "To Act with Justice and Love Tenderly: Exploring the Church's Call for Inclusion." While Janice L. Benton agrees with his suggestions of self-reflection, retreats, and guided explorations of the Church documents, she also recommends gathering the perspectives of individuals with disabilities by…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Social Justice, Inclusion
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Tilak, Shantanu; Glassman, Michael; Kuznetcova, Irina; Peri, Joshua; Wang, Qiannan; Wen, Ziye; Walling, Amanda – Journal of Transformative Education, 2020
Direct instruction (PowerPoint presentations, lectures) often imposes hierarchical classroom structures where the teachers are considered experts, imparting knowledge to passive learners. However, the emergence of tools like Multi-User Virtual Environments (MUVEs) encourages the creation of democratic learning environments. We hypothesize that…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Simulation
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Björk, Bo-Christer; Korkeamäki, Timo – College & Research Libraries, 2020
Scientific journal publishers have rapidly converted during the past 25 years to predominantly electronic dissemination, but the reader-pays business model continues to dominate the market. Open Access (OA) publishing, where the articles are freely readable on the net, has slowly increased its market share to near 20 percent but has failed to…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Publishing Industry, Intellectual Disciplines, Foreign Countries
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Gündüz, Abdullah Yasin; Akkoyunlu, Buket – SAGE Open, 2020
The success of the flipped learning approach is directly related to the preparation process through the online learning environment. It is clear that the desired level of academic achievement cannot be reached if the students come to class without completing their assignments. In this study, we investigated the effect of the use of gamification in…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Game Based Learning, Flipped Classroom, Rewards
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Hokanson, Brad; Hendrickson, Meghan – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Minnesota shifted all instruction to remote learning in mid-March 2020, including all classes in the College of Design. This case focuses on a studio course in interior design with 16 students. The classes used a range of different computer technologies. These technologies include Zoom,…
Descriptors: College Students, Studio Art, Interior Design, Distance Education
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