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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Shepherd, Craig E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
As more adults frequent wilderness areas, they bring Internet-enabled devices (e.g., smart phones, tablets) with them. This study focuses on adults' perceptions of these devices in relation to desired outdoor learning experiences. Specifically, researchers examined the perspectives of naturalists who taught outdoor education programs and park…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Outdoor Education, Attitude Measures
Baudino, Frank, Ed.; Johnson, Carolyn, Ed.; Young, Natasha, Ed.; Weese, Bailey, Ed. – Online Submission, 2018
Sixteen scholarly papers and twenty abstracts comprise the content of the eighteenth annual Brick & Click Libraries Conference, held annually at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. The proceedings, authored by academic librarians and presented at the conference, portray the contemporary and future face of librarianship.…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Inclusion, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Xodabande, Ismail – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2018
In recent years, increasing availability of digital technologies and internet connection for the majority of global population has affected almost every aspect of modern life including education and language learning. As a result, the face of language learning is changing both inside and outside the classroom and there is an ever growing need to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Preferences
Luckin, Rosemary, Ed. – UCL IOE Press, 2018
The educational technology sector is growing fast, with schools, colleges and universities more than ever looking for the best ways to use technology in the classroom. At the same time, there is an increasing appetite for learning and teaching practices to be backed up by evidence. However, there are few resources that bring these two things…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Research
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Suárez-Perdomo, Arminda; Byrne, Sonia; Rodrigo, Maria-José – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The quality of the online resources for parents offering access to open knowledge has hardly received attention despite their increasing number. This paper provides a framework to examine the ethical and content quality of parenting resources. The ethical criteria were based on "the Health on the Net" (HON) framework whereas the content…
Descriptors: Ethics, Information Sources, Child Rearing, Web Sites
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Harrop, Jennie A.; Casey, Rae; Shelton, Michelle – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
For adult students who have committed anew to completing a four-year bachelor's degree, prior learning assessment (PLA) can be a surprising bonus that affirms their previous life experiences, shortens the degree completion pathway, and ultimately lowers tuition dollars. What students typically do not realize as they enter the process, however, is…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Adult Students, Student Evaluation, Andragogy
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Lee, Nicole M. – Communication Education, 2018
The Internet poses a variety of risks at both the individual and societal levels including scams and the spread of misinformation. Older adults are especially vulnerable to many of these risks. This paper argues that one important strategy for combating such threats is through digital media literacy education. Although a good deal of research on…
Descriptors: Deception, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Misconceptions
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Fitzgerald, Carlton J., Ed.; Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona, Ed.; Popa, Carmen, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning, Adult Education
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Asunka, Stephen – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2017
As many important issues pertaining to blended learning within the Sub-Saharan African context remain unexplored, this study implemented a blended learning approach in a graduate level course at a private university in Ghana, with the objective of exploring adult learners' attitudes, experiences and behaviors towards this learning approach, as…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students
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Magnisalis, Ioannis; Demetriadis, Stavros – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
This article presents evaluation data regarding the MAPIS3 architecture which is proposed as a solution for the data-transfer among various tools to promote flexible collaborative learning designs. We describe the problem that this architecture deals with as "tool orchestration" in collaborative learning settings. This term refers to a…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Computer System Design, Internet
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Inverso, Diane C.; Kobrin, Jennifer; Hashmi, Shazia – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
At the Office of Adult Education in Philadelphia, they are excited about technology and its potential to advance the field. In this article, the authors, drawing from lessons learned from programs they have developed and supported and their own experiences as lifelong learners, consider the roles of access to the internet, one-to-one device…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Information, Access to Computers
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Carter, Jeff – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2017
From the outset of the author's career in adult education 20 years ago, teachers, program directors, and policymakers were touting the use of technology to improve student learning (and professional development for teachers as well). Unfortunately, however, despite islands of excellence here and there, the introduction of computers and digital…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Access to Computers, Educational Technology
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García, Annette Hestres – American Journal of Distance Education, 2017
This article presents an interview with Gilberto Garcia Batista, who is professor at the University of Pedagogical Sciences. The interview is conducted by Annette Hestres García, a doctoral student at The Pennsylvania State University in the Dual-Title Lifelong Learning and Adult Education/Comparative & International Education and Women's,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
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Gilbert, John – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2017
While research has increasingly been focused on second language reading, it has primarily been centered on how the learner interacts and decodes printed text. However, there has been minimal research conducted on how the English language learner processes web text, navigates the Internet, or evaluates and comprehends what he/she is reading through…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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