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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Kontkanen, Jani; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Dillon, Patrick; Hartikainen-Ahia, Anu; Åhlberg, Mauri – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Visual databases are increasingly important resources through which individuals and groups can undertake species identification. This paper reports research on the collaborative processes undertaken by pre-service teacher students when working in small groups to identify birds using an Internet-based taxonomic resource. The student groups are…
Descriptors: Databases, Science Instruction, Taxonomy, Animals
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Lauritsalo, Kirsti; Sääkslahti, Arja; Rasku-Puttonen, Helena – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2015
Background: Physical education is a subject that generates strong feelings and emotions, as can be seen in written accounts of PE experiences. It is also important to listen to students' voices in the research context. Nowadays, students can be listened to in a new way--through the Internet. Various discussion forums on the Internet make it…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Internet, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Computer Mediated Communication
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Meriläinen, Matti; Puhakka, Helena; Sinkkonen, Hanna-Maija – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
Students' suggestions for how to eliminate bullying at universities were gathered as part of an e-questionnaire sent to each university student (N = 10,551) at a Finnish university. The suggestions (n = 2804) regarding how to address bullying at universities were divided into the following four classes: support (944), punishment (78), support and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Kanuka, Heather; Rourke, Liam – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The provision of blended learning strategies designed to assist academics in the higher education sector with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for effective teaching with technology has been, and continues to be, a challenge for teaching centres in Canada. It is unclear, first, whether this is an ongoing issue unique to Canada; and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Blended Learning, Interviews
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Laiho, Anne; Ruoholinna, Tarita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Nursing in Western countries has become increasingly more theoretical, and nurse education has been integrated more often with the higher education system. Historically, nursing has been viewed as a non-academic domain. Establishing Nursing Science (NS) in Finland in the 1970s has meant that the new discipline is defined as the core of nurse…
Descriptors: Nurses, Foreign Countries, Nursing Education, Academic Education
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Tanni, Mikko – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
Introduction: Few studies have addressed teacher trainees' information acquisition in the context of a task. The paper reports findings from an empirical study on teacher trainees' use of information (seeking) channels and sources, and their modes of information acquisition in lesson planning. Method: Semi-structured (retrospectively held)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Information Seeking
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Battisti, F.; Boato, G.; Carli, M.; Neri, A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
Low-cost personal computers, wireless access technologies, the Internet, and computer-equipped classrooms allow the design of novel and complementary methodologies for teaching digital information security in electrical engineering curricula. The challenges of the current digital information era require experts who are effectively able to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computers, Computer Networks, Telecommunications
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Makkonen, Pekka; Siakas, Kerstin; Vaidya, Shakespeare – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2011
Purpose: This paper aims to report on the design and creation of a knowledge management course aimed at facilitating student creation and use of social interactive learning tools for enhanced learning. Design/methodology/approach: The era of social media and web 2.0 has enabled a bottom-up collaborative approach and new ways to publish work on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Web Sites, Editing
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Shoemaker, Adam – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2011
This paper explores creative responses to global educational, financial and ethical crises. The focus is the potential intersection between academic, Internet and media freedoms. At base, it asks whether there are rights (of definition, use and control) associated with each of these. For instance, is unfettered access to the Internet a human right…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Internet, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
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Vuorinen, Raimo; Sampson, James P.; Kettunen, Jaana – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2011
The increasing use of technology is placing new demands on career guidance practitioners. This article examines what changes, if any, have occurred in the perceptions of guidance practitioners regarding their role and the role of the internet in meeting guidance goals and delivering career guidance services. The data were collected in focus groups…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Followup Studies, Career Guidance, Internet
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Keskitalo, Tuulikki; Pyykko, Elli; Ruokamo, Heli – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This study reports a case study in which a pedagogical model, namely the Global Virtual Education (GloVEd) model, which is based on the teaching-studying-learning process (TSL process) and the characteristics of meaningful learning, is developed and used to evaluate students' meaningful learning experiences during the Global Virtual Collaboration…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Models, Course Evaluation
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Askola, Kreetta; Atsushi, Toshimori; Huotari, Maija-Leena – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: The aim of this study was to identify cultural differences in the information environment and information practices, namely active seeking and encountering, of web-based health information between Finnish and Japanese university students. Method: The data were gathered with a Web-based survey among first-year university students at…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Information Seeking
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Virtanen, Paivi; Nevgi, Anne – Educational Psychology, 2010
This study explores how university students representing diverse disciplines and gender differ in their self-regulation in learning. The definition of self-regulated learning (SRL) in the present study is based on Pintrich's and Zimmerman's theories of SRL and comprises motivational and learning strategies. The sample consisted of 1248…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Gender Differences, Metacognition
Toth, Peter – Online Submission, 2010
The Masters Level Opportunities and Technological Innovation in Vocational Teacher Education project (http://motivate.tmpk.bmf.hu/) aims to develop the use and management of virtual learning environments [VLEs] in the area of vocational teacher training, drawing on a well established international partnership of institutions providing both…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Standards
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