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Kotevski, Zoran; Milenkoski, Aleksandar – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
Distance education is not a new paradigm, but the latest ways it can be delivered certainly are. In the past couple of decades, the distance learning implementations were mostly realized using videoconferencing technologies and/or learning management systems. Recently, various Internet collaboration services have gained enormous popularity in all…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Distance Education, Synchronous Communication
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Shtepura, Alla – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
Constant development of information and digital technologies changes the learning process and the specifics of social relations between the student and the teacher. The use of new means of communication makes an important contribution to the development of skills in using technology, intensive self-study and social interaction. A new generation of…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Generational Differences, Access to Computers
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Aldrich, Alan W. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
The convergence of web-enabled smartphones, the applications designed for smartphone interfaces, and cloud computing is rapidly changing how people interact with each other and with their environments. The commercial sector has taken the lead in creating mobile websites that leverage the capacities of smartphones, and the academic community has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Internet, Handheld Devices
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Thinyane, Hannah – Computers & Education, 2010
In 2001 Marc Prensky coined the phrase "digital natives" to refer to the new generation of students who have grown up surrounded by technology. His companion papers spurred large amounts of research, debating changes that are required to curricula and pedagogical models to cater for the changes in the student population. This article…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Student Attitudes
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
Several publications, including "Navigating the Badlands" a book by Mary O'Hara-Devereux as well as a report by the National Research Council, suggest troubled times are ahead for society and possibly higher education. The latter report says that, "The impact of information technology on the university will likely be profound, rapid, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Problems, Educational Environment
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Savage, Scott J. – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
The author evaluated the effect on student performance of using a new information technology (IT) enhancement that permits students to participate in the recording of lectures that can be downloaded later from the Internet. The author compared two sections of the same Intermediate Microeconomics class and observed the sample students to be…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Academic Achievement