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Geyer, L. S.; Hall, H.; le Roux, M. P.; Crafford, G. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
International studies reveal that students have more freedom, as well as unstructured and unsupervised time, which makes them susceptible to problematic internet use (PIU). Although students are a risk group for PIU, no evidence of local research on internet use among students could be identified. This article reports on a study on the nature and…
Descriptors: College Students, Mass Media Use, Mass Media Effects, Internet
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Hoag, Anne; Grant, August E.; Carpenter, Serena – NACADA Journal, 2017
Popular and news media sources may play a key role in influencing undergraduate choice of major, yet their unique impact has not been investigated. Most research has focused on the influence of unmediated salient referents, such as parents, on students' major choices. Therefore, we developed a scale to examine the role of media professionals and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, News Media, Majors (Students)
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Castaño-Muñoz, Jonatan; Carnoy, Martin; Duart, Josep M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2016
There is surprisingly little analysis of the employment and earnings impact on students of taking and completing Internet-based programs and of how it compares with earnings outcomes for graduates of face-to-face universities. This paper analyzes a follow-up survey of students who began attending the virtual Internet-based Open University of…
Descriptors: Virtual Universities, Case Studies, Electronic Learning, Foreign Countries
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Robles-Gómez, Antonio; Ros, Salvador; Hernández, Roberto; Tobarra, Llanos; Caminero, Agustin C.; Agudo, José M. – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The WWW nowadays enables faculty to develop new Internet-based applications that can be used to enhance classroom instruction. There is a clear evolution towards the implementation of new service-oriented learning/teaching systems, which can be considered as the latest generation of Internet-based platforms. This work first describes a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Information Technology, Distance Education
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Al-Zahrani, Abdulrahman M. – World Journal of Education, 2015
The aim of the current study was to investigate cyberbullying among Saudi's higher-education students. It also aimed to identify possible factors that may impact cyberbullying. A quantitative approach was implemented using an online survey questionnaire distributed to 287 students. The descriptive results indicated that students mainly avoid…
Descriptors: Bullying, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Statistical Analysis
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Charron, Kimberly; Raschke, Robyn – Journal of Education for Business, 2014
The authors examine the use of technology to support students in their learning of practical accounting software applications while taking a traditional on-campus class. Specifically, they look at how Jing and Skype are used to facilitate successful completion of a series of simulations using Netsuite (NetSuite, Inc., San Mateo, CA) accounting…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Accounting, Technology Uses in Education
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Turner, Jacob Stephen; Croucher, Stephen Michael – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
The current study uses survey methods to understand how US college students' use of various types of social media, such as social networking websites and text messaging on smart phones, as well as consumption of traditional media, such as watching television and reading books for pleasure, is (or is not) related to intellectual cognitive…
Descriptors: Correlation, College Students, Grade Point Average, Student Surveys
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Sanchez, R. Arteaga; Hueros, A. Duarte; Ordaz, M. Garcia – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that determine the acceptance of the WebCT learning system among students of the faculties of Business and Education Sciences at the University of Huelva, and to verify the direct and indirect effects of these factors. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 226 students at the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Technical Assistance, Electronic Learning, Data Analysis
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Danner, R. B.; Pessu, C. O. A. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2013
Today's fast-paced world is becoming increasingly characterized by technology driven communication, which has transformed the world into a large global connected community with ever-increasing outreach of information and communication technology (ICT). Technology plays an increasingly important role in people's lives, and it is envisaged that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Undergraduate Students
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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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Agyemang, Beatrice K.; Dadzie, Perpetua – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2010
A study to investigate the current state of Information Communication Technology policy of the University of Ghana Distance Education (DE) programme and the extent of awareness and use of ICTs in general by the DE learners was carried out. The survey methodology was adopted using questionnaire and interview instruments. Respondents were made up of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Distance Education, College Students