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Henson, Amy R. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine the extent that computer-related factors affect the success of nontraditional college students. Since nontraditional students typically have fewer skills than traditionally-aged students, they may be less efficacious regarding their ability to use technology. Unfortunately, such reduced confidence may…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Hanstein, Andrea – Community College Journal, 2013
For nearly as long as students, teachers, and community members have been adopting social media--more than a decade--community college leaders have sought ways to harness the power of online applications to improve fundraising and advocacy efforts. Dedicated Facebook pages and Twitter feeds were among the most logical starting points--if a college…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Social Networks
California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office, 2013
The California Community Colleges Workforce and Economic Development program (WED program) helps students, incumbent workers, business partners and industries develop skilled competencies in critical industry sectors. As a source for developing and implementing training and curriculum, the WED program is instrumental in helping the community…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Economic Development, Community Colleges, State Legislation
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Saba, Farhad – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2012
In recent years, there has been a tremendous increase in the popularity of distance education among higher-education administrators. Students in growing numbers are also taking advantage of the flexibility and accessibility that distance education offers. This growth, however, has been a mixed blessing since it derives from using the Internet…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Individualized Instruction
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Corbett, Patrick – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
This article presents a consideration of how students' existing information-seeking behaviors affect traditional methods of teaching library research in first-year writing courses and offers an alternative method that uses both library and popular Internet search tools. It addresses one aspect of the ongoing pedagogical struggle with new…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Library Research, Familiarity, Search Engines
Committee for Economic Development, 2009
This report examines higher education through the lens of openness. The goal is to understand the potential impact of greater openness on colleges and universities. Like other service industries such as finance or entertainment, higher education is rooted in information--its creation, analysis, and transmission--and the development of the skills…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Resources, Educational Improvement