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Goodman, Allyson B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The year 2014 has been described by scholars as transformative in how consumers interact with technology and media. Pointing to such digital milestones as the explosion of social media and mobile technology and the decline of traditional television ratings, these scholars have described the evolution as a move from a "broadcast era" to a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Mass Media
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Strawser, Michael G.; Apostel, Shawn – Journal of Faculty Development, 2018
When Pew Research center began tracking the internet usage of Americans in 2000, almost half of all American adults were online. Today, that number has grown exponentially as around 90% of American adults use the Internet. In the past, the "digital divide" focused, almost exclusively, on inequality of access. The divide referred to the…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kulikova, Tatyana I.; Maliy, Dmitriy V.; Stepanova, Natalia A.; Filippova, Svetlana A. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
Continuous surfing the Internet has become one of the students' lifestyle markers. Some modern researchers argue that as a result of long and regular Internet networking, young people sooner or later begin to experience psychological challenges. The analysis of international and Russian psychological studies on the issue of Internet communication…
Descriptors: Internet, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, College Students
Durham, Mark H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study used appreciative inquiry and was designed to explore university awareness of Internet gaming addiction and whether the university was prepared to address Internet gaming addiction as a community. Data collection for this study included interviews of a sample of university professionals, a field journal, and review and analysis of an…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Games, Addictive Behavior, Higher Education
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Fitzgerald, Carlton J., Ed.; Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona, Ed.; Popa, Carmen, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning, Adult Education
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Washburn, Micki; Zhou, Shu – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018
Technology-based simulations provide vehicles for social work students to practice clinical skills in online environments. This teaching note reviews 2 simulation tools educators may consider implementing in their training programs: virtual patients and Second Life. The current literature is presented discussing the use of these simulations in…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Work, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Ibrahim, Aisha Abdullahi; Kadiri, Goodluck Chinenye – English Language Teaching, 2018
This paper explores the possibilities of using mobile technology in the teaching and learning of the English language. A sample of 50 Sandwich students/teachers of the English language was drawn through a multi-stage sampling technique. The instrument used to collect data for this study is a ten-item questionnaire on integrating mobile phones in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Schultheiß, Sebastian; Sünkler, Sebastian; Lewandowski, Dirk – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to replicate a study from 2007, which found that student users trust in Google's ability to rank results more than in their own relevance judgements. Method: In a between-subjects experiment using eye-tracking methodology, participants (n=25) worked on search tasks where the results ranking on search…
Descriptors: Internet, Eye Movements, Online Searching, Web Sites
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Taneja, Girish – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of meta-tags by the leading higher educational institutions (HEIs). It explores the various kinds of messages conveyed by HEIs in the meta-description tags of their website homepage. It further examines that whether the messages conveyed by HEIs are in accordance with the prospective…
Descriptors: College Students, Universities, Web Sites, Metadata
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Almekhlafi, Abdurrahman G.; Abulibdeh, Enas Said Ali – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2018
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate 152 pre-service and in-service school teachers' perceptions toward Web 2.0 applications and their usage in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A five-point Likert scale questionnaire was used. The data were analyzed quantitatively using descriptive statistics and independent sample t-tests. The descriptive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teachers, Student Attitudes
Montacute, Rebecca; Cullinane, Carl – Sutton Trust, 2018
Parents from all backgrounds and walks of life want to do the best for their children. Unfortunately, for many reasons, this is easier for some more than others. Those with more money, education and confidence are more able to give their children the best possible chance of succeeding in the educational system and beyond. This is a key challenge…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Financial Contribution, Parent School Relationship, School Choice
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García Laborda, Jesús; Alcalde Peñalver, Elena – Online Submission, 2018
Despite the increasing importance of language testing, technology design matters related to testing have hardly been addressed in academic research, yet not enough has been written on test-taking anxiety related to computerized speaking tests. Although students nowadays are digital natives, in our experience they seem to experience a significant…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, High Stakes Tests, Internet
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
The Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) is a group of people interested in small college computing issues. It is a blend of people from all over the country who use computers in their teaching, academic support, and administrative support functions. Begun in 1968 as the College and University Eleven-Thirty Users' Group…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Conferences (Gatherings), College Students, Portfolios (Background Materials)
Moore, Raeal; Vitale, Dan – ACT, Inc., 2018
This paper is one of a series of reports on students' access to technology. Access to technology is essential to educational success as well as workforce and community development. However, geographical, income-based, and racial/ethnic disparities in technology access persist. This "digital divide"--the gap between people who have…
Descriptors: High School Students, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Disadvantaged
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