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Kesici, Ahmet; Tunç, Nazenin Fidan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study was carried out to investigate the digital addiction (DA) level of the university students according to their purposes for using digital tools. 527 students studying at the faculties of education of Erzincan, Dicle, and Siirt Universities participated this study in which general survey model was used. A form was used to reveal for which…
Descriptors: College Students, Addictive Behavior, Student Surveys, Internet
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Annamalai, Nagaletchimee – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2018
Purpose: This study addresses the issue of investigating on how lecturers used WhatsApp in educational context and what are the pre-service teachers' views when WhatsApp is used in teaching and learning activities. Methodology: A qualitative case study was conducted in this study. Two lecturers were interviewed individually to investigate the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Preservice Teachers, Technology Uses in Education
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Maden, Sedat – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aimed to determine the digital reading habits of pre-service Turkish language teachers. The study was conducted with relational screening model. The study sample included pre-service Turkish language teachers (n = 140) who were faculty of education students at a state university. To determine the digital reading habits of…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Turkish, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Klimanova, Liudmila; Dembovskaya, Svetlana – Language Learning & Technology, 2013
As the integration of Internet-based social networking tools becomes increasingly popular in foreign language classrooms, the use of modern communication technologies is particularly critical in the context of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs), where student exposure to the target language and its speakers is usually minimal. This paper…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Native Speakers, English (Second Language), Discourse Analysis
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Hanstein, Andrea – Community College Journal, 2013
For nearly as long as students, teachers, and community members have been adopting social media--more than a decade--community college leaders have sought ways to harness the power of online applications to improve fundraising and advocacy efforts. Dedicated Facebook pages and Twitter feeds were among the most logical starting points--if a college…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Social Networks
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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Ofulue, Christine I. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2011
The use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) to bridge the communication gap between teacher and learner has been identified as a major characteristic of Open and Distance Learning (ODL). In many developing counties, including Nigeria, several barriers prevent OD learners from maximising the potentials of ICTs to enhance their learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Literacy, Distance Education, Barriers
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Junco, Reynol; Chickering, Arthur W. – About Campus, 2010
For centuries, issues of civil discourse only arose concerning written and oral communication. But now, new technologies for communication and social interaction, particularly social media, have dramatically expanded the potential for human interaction. They generate significant challenges for institutional policies and practices to encourage and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Opportunities, Interaction, Technological Advancement
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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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Frydenberg, Mark; Press, Larry – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
Computer literacy has evolved from writing simple BASIC programs to using desktop productivity applications. The shift from mainframe to personal computer brought about the need to rethink computer literacy courses to introduce basic skills and familiarity using desktop productivity applications. While these skills remain important, the recent…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Web 2.0 Technologies, Information Technology, Computer Science Education