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Gutiérrez-Porlán, Isabel; Román-García, Marimar; Sánchez-Vera, María-del-Mar – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The impact that Information and Communications Technologies have in the way today's young people communicate and interact is unquestionable. This impact also affects the educational field, which is required to respond to the needs of twenty first century students by training them in acquiring new skills and strategies to deal with a changing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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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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García Laborda, Jesús; Alcalde Peñalver, Elena – Online Submission, 2018
Despite the increasing importance of language testing, technology design matters related to testing have hardly been addressed in academic research, yet not enough has been written on test-taking anxiety related to computerized speaking tests. Although students nowadays are digital natives, in our experience they seem to experience a significant…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Internet
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Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E.; Martínez-Rojas, Ángela; Molina-García, Javier – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
The main aim of this study was to examine how different physical activity domains are represented on the official social media sites of Spanish universities, through a content analysis of the photographs. Our results show that the representation of different physical activity domains is not balanced. While the analysed images do promote a message…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Social Media, Photography
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Méndez García, María del Carmen – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
The Council of Europe's "Autobiography of Intercultural Encounter" (AIE) is a tool to develop intercultural competence (IC) in education by encouraging users to reflect upon and learn from momentous intercultural encounters they have experienced face to face. Its parallel resource, the "Autobiography of Intercultural Encounters…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Cultural Awareness, Autobiographies
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Rodriguez-Gil, Luis; García-Zubia, Javier; Orduña, Pablo; López-de-Ipiña, Diego – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
Online laboratories have traditionally been split between virtual labs, with simulated components; and remote labs, with real components. The former tend to provide less realism but to be easily scalable and less expensive to maintain, while the latter are fully real but tend to require a higher maintenance effort and be more error-prone. This…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Laboratories, Simulated Environment
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Caminero, Agustín C.; Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Robles-Gómez, Antonio; Tobarra, Llanos; Tolbaños Granjo, Pedro J. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
The use of practical laboratories is a key in engineering education in order to provide our students with the resources needed to acquire practical skills. This is specially true in the case of distance education, where no physical interactions between lecturers and students take place, so virtual or remote laboratories must be used. UNED has…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Internet, Distance Education, Laboratories
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López Garcia, Diego A.; Mateo Sanguino, Tomás de J.; Cortés Ancos, Estefania; Fernández de Viana González, Iñaki – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
Debates have been used to develop critical thinking within teaching environments. Many learning activities are configured as working groups, which use debates to make decisions. Nevertheless, in a classroom debate, only a few students can participate; large work groups are similarly limited. Whilst the use of web tools would appear to offer a…
Descriptors: Debate, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Cooperative Learning
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Marín Díaz, Verónica; Sampedro Requena, Begoña Esther – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2016
The societies of the 21st century have experienced a technological and societal transformation that calls for the precise collaboration between families and education centers, as well as the inclusion of new professionals to invigorate this cooperation to favor a type of education that is adapted to today's needs. This article presents the more…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Family Involvement
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2016, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 of April to 2 of May, 2016. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
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Robles-Gómez, Antonio; Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Tobarra, Llanos; Caminero, Agustin C.; Agudo, José M. – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The WWW nowadays enables faculty to develop new Internet-based applications that can be used to enhance classroom instruction. There is a clear evolution towards the implementation of new service-oriented learning/teaching systems, which can be considered as the latest generation of Internet-based platforms. This work first describes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Information Technology, Distance Education
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Neira-Piñeiro, María del Rosario – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This paper describes two innovative experiences with ICT in teacher training by means of the development of two blogs about children's and young adults' literature. The study of both activities shows the usefulness of blogs in higher education and their contribution to the linguistic and literary training of future teachers. The results show that…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
Sevilla-Pavón, Ana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The advent of Web 2.0 has fostered the emergence of a new collaborative culture shared by internet users worldwide in which the notions of intertextuality and hypertext have evolved, resulting in the reconsideration of authors and their role in text production. It is becoming increasingly common to access, reinterpret and modify contents and texts…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Collaborative Writing, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education
Käpplinger, Bernd, Ed.; Lichte, Nina, Ed.; Haberzeth, Erik, Ed.; Kulmus, Claudia, Ed. – Online Submission, 2014
This book assembles over 50 papers from the 7th Triennial European Research Conference of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA), which was held from the 4th to the 7th of September 2013 at Humboldt-University in Berlin. The title of the conference was "Changing Configurations of Adult Education in Transitional…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students
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Sanchez, R. Arteaga; Hueros, A. Duarte; Ordaz, M. Garcia – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that determine the acceptance of the WebCT learning system among students of the faculties of Business and Education Sciences at the University of Huelva, and to verify the direct and indirect effects of these factors. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 226 students at the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Technical Assistance, Electronic Learning, Data Analysis
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