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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Pieterse, Efrat; Greenberg, Riki; Santo, Zahava – Communications in Information Literacy, 2018
Information literacy is an essential proficiency for success in academic studies, yet many first-year students find it hard to use information sources efficiently and to develop academic information literacy. This study reports findings from first-year students' self-estimation of their information skills according to two information literacy…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Cultural Pluralism, Multilingualism, Semitic Languages
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Miron, Eli; Ravid, Gilad – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The move from a walled garden type Learning Management Systems (LMS) to open environments (like Facebook) forces us to adapt new teaching ways. This article offers a brief review of the use of Facebook groups in learning, describes the experience of using Facebook groups in an academic institute, explains the considerations for choosing the type…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Privacy
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Wadmany, Rivka; Zeichner, Orit; Melamed, Orly – Journal of Educational Technology, 2014
Students in a teacher training college in Israel have developed and taught curricula on the intelligent use of the Web. The educational programs were based on activities thematically related to the world of digital citizenship, such as the rights of the child and the Internet, identity theft, copyrights, freedom of expression and its limitations,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Teacher Education, Curriculum Design
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Wadmany, Rivka; Zeichner, Orit; Melamed, Orly – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
Although the Internet has many advantages, there is growing awareness of the dangers it poses to children and adolescents. Curricula for the safe use of the Net have recently been developed in a number of Western countries. 180 students in a teacher training college in Israel have developed and taught curricula on the intelligent use of the Web.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Student Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes
Kropf, Dorothy C. – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2013
Transformed into a large collaborative learning environment, the Internet is comprised of information reservoirs namely, (a) online classrooms, (b) social networks, and (c) virtual reality or simulated communities, to expeditiously create, reproduce, share, and deliver information into the hands of educators and students. Most importantly, the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Electronic Learning, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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Bouhnik, Dan; Carmi, Golan – Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 2012
Around two decades have passed since higher education institutions began incorporating the internet as an alternative studying environment, together with frontal class teaching and learning. This kind of environment still poses meaningful challenges for students and teachers that take an active part in E-learning courses. Today it is quite clear…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Questionnaires, Electronic Learning, Distance Education
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Somdahl-Sands, Katrinka; Belbas, Brad – Learning, Media and Technology, 2012
As educators interested in pedagogical uses of technology, we utilize the internet to improve students' knowledge and awareness of the world beyond our own national borders. Web-based technologies offer us resources for our courses and can play an important role in promoting a more active style of learning from our students. Yet when teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Daher, Wajeeh – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Although many researchers have examined knowledge building in traditional settings and distance learning, few have examined middle school students' building of mathematical knowledge using mobile phones. The present study uses two well-known models of knowledge building to carry out the examination: the interactive analysis model of knowledge…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Internet, Mathematics Instruction