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Aparicio, Fernando; De Buenaga, Manuel; Rubio, Margarita; Hernando, Asuncion – Computers & Education, 2012
In recent years there has been a shift in educational methodologies toward a student-centered approach, one which increasingly emphasizes the integration of computer tools and intelligent systems adopting different roles. In this paper we describe in detail the development of an Intelligent Information Access system used as the basis for producing…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Higher Education
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Wang, Chien-hsing; Ke, Yi-Ting; Wu, Jin-Tong; Hsu, Wen-Hua – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
This paper briefly reports the outcomes of an action research inquiry on the use of blogs, MS PowerPoint [PPT], and the Internet as learning tools with a science class of sixth graders for project-based learning. Multiple sources of data were essential to triangulate the key findings articulated in this paper. Corresponding to previous studies,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Student Projects, Electronic Publishing, Action Research
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Trushell, J.; Byrne, K.; Simpson, R. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
This paper describes an illuminative small-scale study that piloted an initial survey instrument intended to investigate correspondences between 47 undergraduate Education final year students' use of information and communications technology (ICT), including the Internet, and--within the context of their adoption of tactics intended to impress…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Hidden Curriculum, Cheating
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Brosnan, Mark; Joiner, Richard; Gavin, Jeff; Crook, Charles; Maras, Pam; Guiller, Jane; Scott, Adrian J. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
This article compares the use of the Internet during the first year of university education of students who have pathological levels of Internet anxiety with those who do not. Two hundred and sixteen first year psychology students (females 184, males 32) were surveyed for their levels of Internet-related anxiety, from which 12 (5.6%) were…
Descriptors: Internet, Anxiety, Pathology, College Freshmen
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Wang, Junhua; Wang, Hua – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2012
Recent scholarship on global online courses points to the need to examine the issue of social context in an online global learning environment. To explore global learners' cultural perspectives on the social climate of an online class, we first review the social presence theory--which can be used to examine the social climate in an online…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Internet, Information Technology, Global Approach
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Jimenez, Camilo; Corral, Will H. – Academic Questions, 2012
Camilo Jimenez taught writing and literature at the prestigious Universidad Javeriana in Columbia for nine years until his resignation in December 2011, for reasons explained in this article. Having found that only three out of thirty of his students in his "Assessment of Non-Fiction Texts" course could successfully summarize a work in one…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Writing Skills, Research Skills, Computer Uses in Education
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Thoms, Brian – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2012
Social networking technologies are used by millions of individuals around the globe to foster dialogue and share all types of information. It is therefore common to see that campuses abound with students embracing these technologies, sharing everything from personal experiences to general interests and current events with their immediate and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interpersonal Relationship, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
Arnett, Autumn A. – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
From a proliferation of mobile applications to online distance learning, technology is rapidly changing the world, and higher education is no exception. In addition to making education more accessible to those who may not be able to attain it otherwise (through online courses and distance-learning curricula), technology contributes to a more…
Descriptors: Global Education, Distance Education, Internet, Online Courses
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Pulman, Andy; Galvin, Kathleen; Hutchings, Maggie; Todres, Les; Quinney, Anne; Ellis-Hill, Caroline; Atkins, Peter – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2012
A person's sense of dignity is a complex phenomenon and is intertwined with their sense of feeling human and being respected as a human being. In 2010, the School of Health and Social Care developed a collaborative lifeworld led transprofessional curriculum for health and social work disciplines harnessing technology to connect learners to a wider…
Descriptors: Evidence, Dementia, Social Isolation, Instructional Design
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Sondergaard, Harald; Mulder, Raoul A. – Computer Science Education, 2012
We examine student peer review, with an emphasis on formative practice and collaborative learning, rather than peer grading. Opportunities to engage students in such formative peer assessment are growing, as a range of online tools become available to manage and simplify the process of administering student peer review. We consider whether…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Peer Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Intellectual Disciplines
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Battro, Antonio M.; Fischer, Kurt W. – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2012
Computers are everywhere, and they are transforming the human world. The technology of computers and the Internet is radically changing the ways that people learn and communicate. In the midst of this technology-driven revolution people need to examine the changes to analyze how they are altering interaction and human culture. The changes have…
Descriptors: Conflict, Interaction, Longitudinal Studies, Internet
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Goggin, Gerard – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2012
Technology plays a leading role in how media is imagined, and so how one feels about, understands, and participates in contemporary culture. At the same time, technology is key to the local and global imaginaries of the university. The role of technology in the university is now profound, and indeed has gained in complexity and ambiguity with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet
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Blackmon, Marilyn Hughes – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2012
This paper draws from cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience to develop a preliminary similarity-choice theory of how people allocate attention among information patches on webpages while completing search tasks in complex informational websites. Study 1 applied stepwise multiple regression to a large dataset and showed that success rate…
Descriptors: Semantics, Cognitive Psychology, Internet, Information Technology
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Abdous, M'hammed; Facer, Betty Rose; Yen, Cherng-Jyh – Computers & Education, 2012
With podcasting gaining more mainstream adoption in higher education, it's critical to examine its effectiveness in improving the student learning experience. To this end, this paper examines the effectiveness of podcasts integrated into the curriculum (PIC) versus podcasts as supplemental material (PSM). Considering recent empirical work on the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Learning Experience
Alzahrani, Ibraheem – Online Submission, 2012
Wikis technologies are one of Web 2.0 applications that can be used to improve the learning method and to engage students in learning with others in a collaborative environment. This paper investigates the potential use of wiki technology in Al-Baha University through students' perceptions; the study seeks to answer the main question. How to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Web Based Instruction
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