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Alwadie, Adnan D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Internet access has grown in Saudi Arabia between 2000 and 2005 by more than 1000% and many governmental organizations are starting to provide part of their services using the internet. In addition, the Ministry of Higher Education has provided funding to all governmental universities to start developing strategies and guidelines for online…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Medical Services, Employees, Hospitals
Huang, Jefferson P. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
For people who are currently under twenty-five years old, it is almost impossible to recall life before the Internet, as they have grown up knowing it to exist all along. For today's college students, the Internet and other new technologies are not only indispensable research tools, but a vehicle for socializing, entertainment, and even defining…
Descriptors: Research Tools, College Students, Social Life, Internet
Inman, Christopher T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Today's college students, "digital natives," have had digital technology at their fingertips (Rushkoff, 1996; Prensky, 2001a). Technology habits and expectations of young people are changing; the educational and business worlds have placed a focus on skills called "21st century skills," to prepare students for the digital age (Lemke, 2002). Skills…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups, Cooperation, Educational Technology
Cassens, Treisa Sullivan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Over the past decade, online classes have become extensively utilized by higher education. Recent literature found, when focusing on upper level courses and four-year college students, that online classes are as effective as face-to-face classes in serving the curricular needs of students. This study sought to enrich research by examining…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, College Students, Community Colleges, Electronic Learning
Etim, Alice Sunday – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The global environment is a complex network of people who are grouped using different types of information. In each country, people are grouped based on such information as age, race, ethnicity, educational qualification, income, occupation, and net worth. These socioeconomic descriptions of people have relevance in our current Information Age.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Electronic Learning, Poverty