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International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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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
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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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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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