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Burch, Sharlee Shirley – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this non-experimental causal-comparative study was to determine if service-learning teaching experience affects dental hygiene faculty perceptions of service-learning benefits and barriers in the United States. Dental hygiene educators from entry-level dental hygiene education programs in the United States completed the Web-based…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Dentistry, Dental Health, Service Learning
O'Neill, Errol Marinus – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Online translation (OT) sites such as Free Translation and Babel Fish are freely available to the general public and purport to convert inputted text, from single words to entire paragraphs, instantly from one language to another. Discussion in the literature about OT for second-language (L2) acquisition has generally focused either on the…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Translation, Computational Linguistics
Eweni, Samuel O. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study investigated the readiness of three higher educational institutions in Nigeria in their attempt to introduce and maintain technology-driven services to students, faculty, and support staff. The prerequisites for participation in the digital, networked economy include the affordable ICT, reliable electric supply, reliable and up-to-date…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Readiness, Technology Integration
Thomas, Crystal Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this dissertation was to investigate whether powerful language training affected student participation, impression formation, and gender communication style in online discussions. Powerful language was defined as a lack of the use of powerless language. Participants in this study were 507 freshmen taking a first-year college…
Descriptors: Time Management, Computer Mediated Communication, Notetaking, Critical Thinking
Sadiq, Irfan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The present state of physics teaching and learning is a reflection of the difficulty of the subject matter which has resulted in students' low motivation toward physics as well as lack of meaningful and deeper learning experiences. In light of an overall decline in interest in physics, an investigation of alternate teaching and learning methods…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Pretests Posttests, Physics, Motivation
Inman, Christopher T. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Today's college students, "digital natives," have had digital technology at their fingertips (Rushkoff, 1996; Prensky, 2001a). Technology habits and expectations of young people are changing; the educational and business worlds have placed a focus on skills called "21st century skills," to prepare students for the digital age (Lemke, 2002). Skills…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Focus Groups, Cooperation, Educational Technology