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Soykan, Emrah; Ozdamli, Fezile – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
The advantages of using mobile devices and cloud computing services in education are accepted by many researchers. Also, in educating students who are in need of special education, the use of cloud computing services is inevitable. So, this case requires teacher candidates who are planning to teach in those special education centers to be able to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Information Technology
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Araujo Leal, Edvalda; Luiz Albertin, Alberto – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
This study's overall purpose is to identify the factors determining the use of technological innovation in Distance Learning (DL), as perceived by instructors of Business Education programs. The theoretical basis for the study is the Innovation Diffusion Theory (IDT). The study's sample is made up of 436 instructors; we used a quantitative…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries
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Merchant, Guy – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
Despite the widespread popularity of social networking sites (SNSs) amongst children and young people in compulsory education, relatively little scholarly work has explored the fundamental issues at stake. This paper makes an original contribution to the field by locating the study of this online activity within the broader terrain of social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Social Environment, Research Needs
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De Wit, Kurt; Heerwegh, Dirk; Verhoeven, Jef C. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
Taking into account that universities assume students will have at least some basic knowledge of the use of computers and the Internet, we hypothesize that the command of ICT skills by freshmen could have an influence on their educational attainment. To test this hypothesis an online questionnaire was used, which was answered by a representative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Grade Point Average, Educational Attainment
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Cismaru, Romulus; Cismaru, Magdalena – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2011
Laptop use in class is a characteristic of universities that is changing rapidly. Although much of the attention and research regarding this issue has focused on the debate of whether to impose mandatory laptop programs, the reality of wireless campuses allows students to use their laptops in class for class related and non-class related…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Universities, Laptop Computers, Foreign Countries
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Leung, Louis – Social Indicators Research, 2010
The goal of this exploratory research is to examine the inter-linkage among Internet connectedness, information literacy, and quality of life. Results from a telephone survey, based on a probability sample of 756 Internet users, found that Internet connectedness is not related to quality of life. However, there is a significant relationship…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Quality of Life, Telephone Surveys, Information Literacy
Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson – EDUCAUSE, 2010
This document presents the key findings from "The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010". Since 2004, the annual ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ownership, Focus Groups
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Sheard, Judy; Carbone, Angela; Hurst, A. J. – Computer Science Education, 2010
This article reports on a study of student engagement in the first year of their undergraduate information and communication technology (ICT) degree at an Australian university. The study was conducted at Monash University in the four undergraduate ICT degrees of the Faculty of Information Technology. The study draws on data collected from staff…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Motivation, Learning Experience, Student Experience
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Novais, Maykon A. P.; Ramos, Monica Parente; Nappo, Solange A.; Sigulem, Daniel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2010
This study involved fourteen semistructured interviews with teaching staff at a Brazilian university. These interviews were aimed at unveiling possible transformations caused by distance education in classroom teaching and in medical assistance practices. The discourses collected were analyzed using qualitative methods and divided into groups with…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Distance Education, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Jo; Chinn, Susan J. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Increased attention to student engagement and active learning strategies have become particularly relevant in today's classroom environments. These approaches are also considered to be meaningful when teaching "net generation" students who have different styles and expectations. This study attempts to address these challenges through the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Information Technology