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Ata, Ridvan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
This study explores teaching experiences of educators within the virtual world of Second Life (SL) and pedagogical practices adopted. A blended approach is applied by using physical classrooms, BlackboardTM, web-based resources, and the virtual world of SL in an Information Literacy (IL) class for 1st year undergraduate students at an institution…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Web Based Instruction, Computer Simulation
Mardiana, Harisa – Online Submission, 2016
Nowadays, people have demonstrated the same amount of internet usage, and surprisingly, students have demonstrated more and have consumed a lot of time of using social media site. Not only the college students but also the educators, and they believe about social media sites because in general social media and the internet were very helpful; they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
Duan, Yuchao – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Cloud computing is considered a new frontier in the field of computing, as this technology comprises three major entities namely: software, hardware and network. The collective nature of all these entities is known as the Cloud. This research aims to examine the impacts of various aspects namely: cloud computing, sustainability, performance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Educational Technology, 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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Muhametjanova, Gulshat; Cagiltay, Kursat – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine enablers and barriers to the technology integration into education based on the example of the situation at the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University as reported by students and instructors. The study employed the mixed-methods research design, combining data obtained from 477 student and 57 instructor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The 2015 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 51st 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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Staton, Mark G. – Marketing Education Review, 2016
The area of digital marketing is a difficult one for course development. Not only is it a relatively new topic area--having become popular after many marketing faculty completed their academic training--it is a constantly changing one wherein "innovative" tools are continuously being replaced within the industry. After uncovering what…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Certification, Marketing, Social Media
Solis, Eduardo – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study explored the perceptions that instructors and students have of online learning in a Texas-Mexico border community college. Use of the interpretive approach and dialogical exchange through semi-structured interviews conducted with both instructors and students from a rural, border community college revealed multiple and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Pufpaff, Lisa A.; Clarke, Laura; Jones, Ruth E. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
This paper addresses the effects of rater training on the rubric-based scoring of three preservice teacher candidate performance assessments. This project sought to evaluate the consistency of ratings assigned to student learning outcome measures being used for program accreditation and to explore the need for rater training in order to increase…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Interrater Reliability, Preservice Teachers, Scoring Rubrics
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Lange, Joshua – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2015
The centralised discourse claiming ownership of "knowledge" and "higher education" seems to be declining as the decentralising discourse extolling open source software and informal social network communication are emerging: yet the two are complementary when higher education is seen as a commodity. Thus, in the internet age of…
Descriptors: Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education, Access to Information
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Wilkins, Stephen; Huisman, Jeroen – Tertiary Education and Management, 2015
The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss the possible uses of higher education journal rankings, and the associated advantages and disadvantages of using them. The research involved 40 individuals--lecturers, university managers, journal editors and publishers--who represented a range of stakeholders involved with research into…
Descriptors: Reputation, Periodicals, Peer Evaluation, Higher Education
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Tomal, Daniel R.; Grant, Cynthia – Global Education Review, 2015
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and public and private cloud communities continue to flourish in the field of higher education. However, MOOCs have received criticism in recent years and offer little benefit to students already enrolled at an institution. This article advocates for the collaborative creation and use of institutional, program…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Computer Software, Information Storage
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2015
Field trips are an important component of upper undergraduate and graduate-level science courses, especially in the fields of biology, geoscience, and environmental science. Field trips can provide a new perspective to a course's content and quality. Science field trips can facilitate active student learning, yet often can be constrained by time,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Field Trips, Teaching Methods
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Hack, Catherine; McKillop, Aine; Sweetman, Sandra; McCormack, Jacqueline – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
The transition from traditional instruction to a problem-based approach to learning requires many changes for educators and for students. The aim of this project was to develop an online problem-based learning (PBL) resource centre to provide academic staff from across the University with support in incorporating PBL in their curriculum design.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Resource Centers
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Junqueira, Eduardo – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2015
This paper analyses the experience of pre-service teachers enrolled in a course at a Brazilian university that was guided by three Cyberculture Laws formulated by Lemos (2004)--which entail "transmitting connecting and reconfigurating" information and practices--and by Connectivism's concept of "relevance" (Siemens, 2004). They…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries
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