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Sardone, Nancy B. – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2011
The confluence of powerful technologies of computers and network connectivity has brought explosive growth to the field of Information Technology (IT). The problem presented in this study is whether the type of learning environment where IT concepts are taught to undergraduates has a relationship to the development of IT fluency and course…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Undergraduate Students, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment
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Warf, Barney – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2011
Time-space compression shows students that geographies are plastic, mutable and forever changing. This paper justifies the need to teach this topic, which is rarely found in undergraduate course syllabi. It addresses the impacts of transportation and communications technologies to explicate its dynamics. In summarizing various conceptual…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Global Approach, Internet
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Becker, Bernd – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing higher education by promoting the efficient and effective use of information technology, recently released the annual "ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology" (Smith and Caruso 2010). The purpose of this annual study is to illuminate the roles technology plays in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Internet
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Wymbs, Cliff – Journal of Marketing Education, 2011
The rapidly emerging digital economy is challenging the relevance of existing marketing practices, and a radical redesign of the marketing curriculum consistent with the emerging student and business needs of the 21st century is required. To remain relevant to our students and to the ultimate consumers of our output, businesses, the marketing…
Descriptors: Marketing, Internet, Higher Education, Universities
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Kienhues, Dorothe; Stadtler, Marc; Bromme, Rainer – Learning and Instruction, 2011
The present study investigated how dealing with conflicting versus consistent medical information on the Web impacts on topic-specific and medicine-related epistemic beliefs as well as aspects of health decision making. One hundred mostly female university students were randomly assigned to three groups. Two intervention groups searched the Web…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Medicine, Health Materials
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Bixler, Brett A.; Land, Susan M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of using cognitive and metacognitive prompting strategies in a web-based learning environment to engage college students in a complex, ill-structured task. The course context was a freshman/sophomore level Information Sciences and Technology course, and the topic was web design. Four…
Descriptors: College Students, Prompting, Problem Solving, Educational Environment
McAnally-Salas, Lewis; Espinosa-Gomez, Erika Judith; Lavigne, Gilles – Online Submission, 2011
The rapid development of ICT (information technology and communication) in the last two decades has changed society substantially as a whole. For higher education institutions, the external environment pressure to incorporate ICT in their educational and administrative processes has forced them to invest in resources for infrastructure and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Information Technology, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
Peters, Michael A., Ed.; Bulut, Ergin, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Cognitive capitalism--sometimes referred to as "third capitalism," after mercantilism and industrial capitalism--is an increasingly significant theory, given its focus on the socio-economic changes caused by Internet and Web 2.0 technologies that have transformed the mode of production and the nature of labor. The theory of cognitive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Academic Freedom, Global Approach
Ranguelov, Stanislav; Horvath, Anna; Dalferth, Simon; Noorani, Sogol – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2011
This report on Key Data on Learning and Innovation through ICT at School in Europe 2011 builds on the previous Eurydice publications on information and communication technology in schools in Europe. It also aims to extend the theoretical framework by looking not only at the teaching and learning of ICT but also at the use of ICT to promote…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods
Mikal, Jude P. – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2011
Dubbed the Net Generation, modern university students have grown up not only with advanced communication technologies at their disposal, but using such technologies to both maintain and create social networks of support. In a study abroad context, the maintenance of dual on- and offline personas provides students with the opportunity to demolish…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Cultural Differences, Maintenance, Foreign Countries
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Battisti, F.; Boato, G.; Carli, M.; Neri, A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
Low-cost personal computers, wireless access technologies, the Internet, and computer-equipped classrooms allow the design of novel and complementary methodologies for teaching digital information security in electrical engineering curricula. The challenges of the current digital information era require experts who are effectively able to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computers, Computer Networks, Telecommunications
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Smith, Simon – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2011
This exploratory study describes a framework for data-driven learning (DDL), in General (non-major) English university classes, in which learners "construct" linguistic corpora instead of merely "consulting" them. Prior related work has addressed the needs of language specialists, in particular trainee translators who are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonmajors, Qualitative Research, Glossaries
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Carlson, Kathleen – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2011
This paper takes a look at how one academic health sciences librarian brought mediated literature searching to the distance RN to BSN nursing students. It takes a look at why Adobe Connect was the webinar software that was selected to deliver online instruction to the students. The article explains how students participated in a pre-class survey…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Sciences
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Davis, Jim; Rocchio, Rosemary A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
Mobile use of the Internet is on target to surpass fixed use by 2014. Three-fourths of all college/university students have purchased or intend to purchase an Internet-enabled handheld device within the next year. The smartphone market is changing almost monthly. Attempting to manage even just one or a few "devices" is becoming a lost…
Descriptors: Computer System Design, Internet, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement
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Mahon, Ed; McPherson, Michael R.; Vaughan, Joseph; Rowe, Theresa; Pickett, Michael P.; Bielec, John A. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2011
IT leaders today must not only provide but also decide: which tools and services should they continue to supply, which are better delivered by others, and perhaps most critically, which methods from among the bewildering array of alternative sourcing strategies will best serve their faculty, staff, and students. In 2009, the EDUCAUSE Center for…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Leaders, Outsourcing, College Faculty
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