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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
Hbaci, Ilham A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The primary purpose of this quantitative survey research with supplemental qualitative data was to evaluate issues related to the integration of technology into Libyan higher education from Libyan educators' perspectives. All participants were Libyan educators who worked at the main universities in Eastern Libya (Benghazi and Omer Al-Moktar). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Pete, Judith; Mulder, Fred; Neto, Jose Dutra Oliveira; Omollo, Kathleen Ludewig – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper is the second in a series of three with a common goal to present a fair OER picture for Sub-Saharan Africa, represented by large-scale studies in three countries: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. This paper examines a deliberate selection of four Ghanaian universities with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Distinct questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, College Students
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Sabi, Humphrey M.; Uzoka, Faith-Michael E.; Mlay, Samali V. – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The paradigm shift ensuing from cloud computing diffusion has moved organizations from traditional datacentre hosting to the cloud. Many university staff and students in western developed countries have leveraged cloud computing to enhance and improve teaching, research and collaboration without need for on-campus presence. Universities in…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Storage, Information Management, Computer Uses in Education
Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Hadjistassou, Stella K. – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
This study investigated the culturally contingent tensions afforded by the implementation of Second Life in transatlantic communications among 13 college-level students at a Southwestern academic institution in the United States and their instructor and an assistant professor and his graduate student at a Greek-speaking academic institution. The…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Computer Simulation, College Students, Computer Uses in Education
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Okopi, Fidel Onjefu; Odeyemi, Olajumoke Janet; Adesina, Adewale – Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The study has identified the areas of strengths and weaknesses in the current use of Computer Based Learning (CBL) tools in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions in Nigeria. To achieve these objectives, the following research questions were proposed: (i) What are the computer-based learning tools (soft and hard ware) that are actually in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Internet
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Strader, Troy J.; Reed, Diana; Suh, Inchul; Njoroge, Joyce W. – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2015
In this exploratory study, university faculty (instructor) perceptions of the extent to which eight unique features of Web technology are useful for various instructional tasks are identified. Task-technology fit propositions are developed and tested using data collected from a survey of instructors in business, pharmacy, and arts/humanities. It…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Internet, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education
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Ellis, Cathy; Dyer, Alec; Thompson, Dominic – Research in Learning Technology, 2014
This study set out to explore the use of the Internet in peer-to-peer learning environments within vocational education and training and to investigate whether this approach could replace traditional teaching and learning. A mixed methods design, including classroom observations, design experiments, interviews and questionnaires was adopted.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Internet, Computer Uses in Education
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Rodriguez-Keyes, Elizabeth; Schneider, Dana A. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2013
This study illustrates an experience of implementing a hybrid model for teaching human behavior in the social environment in an urban university setting. Developing a hybrid model in a BSW program arose out of a desire to reach students in a different way. Designed to promote curiosity and active learning, this particular hybrid model has students…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Urban Schools
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Winkel, Brian – PRIMUS, 2013
We describe the use of browsing and searching (in libraries, online, inside sources, at meetings, in abstracts, etc.) as a way to stimulate the teacher of undergraduate mathematics, specifically in differential equations. The approach works in all other areas of mathematics. Browsing can help build new and refreshing teaching materials based on…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Undergraduate Study
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O'Connor, Eileen – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
With the advent of web 2.0 and virtual technologies and new understandings about learning within a global, networked environment, online course design has moved beyond the constraints of text readings, papers, and discussion boards. This next generation of online courses needs to dynamically and actively integrate the wide-ranging distribution of…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Learning Activities, Instructional Development, Instructional Innovation
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Veletsianos, George; Kimmons, Royce; French, Karen D. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
Researchers and practitioners have suggested that the use of social networking sites in formal education may be a worthwhile endeavor. Toward this goal, emerging learning platforms have included social networking features. Nevertheless, empirical literature examining user experiences, and more specifically instructor experiences, with these tools…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies, Computer Uses in Education
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Cornelius, Sarah – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2013
This paper presents the findings of an exploratory study into the experiences of a small group of learners who have made extensive use of web conferencing as part of their studies over the academic year 2009/10. The paper outlines the design of the programme and structure of web conferencing workshops. It draws on findings from a post-programme…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Workshops, Student Surveys, Questionnaires
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Mohamed, Misrah Hamisah; Embi, Mohamed Amin – English Language Teaching, 2013
This study is to identify the level of use of technology-mediated tasks amongst teacher trainees during their teaching practicum. This article reports a survey conducted with 63 teacher trainees and a semi-structured interview conducted with nine lecturers in a TESL programme at a Malaysian university. The result of the quantitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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