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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Rolfe, Vivien – Open Praxis, 2016
For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009-2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Underwood, Catherine – Australian Council for Educational Research, 2016
The International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) is the first international comparative study that examines students' acquisition of computer and information literacy (CIL). The study assessed student CIL achievement in 18 countries and three benchmarking participants through a computer-based assessment administered to students in…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computers, Foreign Countries
Bulman, George; Fairlie, Robert W. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016
A substantial amount of money is spent on technology by schools, families and policymakers with the hope of improving educational outcomes. This paper explores the theoretical and empirical literature on the impacts of technology on educational outcomes. The literature focuses on two primary contexts in which technology may be used for educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Internet
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Chandra, Vinesh; Mills, Kathy A. – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an integral part of societies across the globe. This study demonstrates how successful technology integration by 10 experienced teachers in an Australian high school was dependent on teacher-driven change and innovation that influenced the core business of teaching and learning. The…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, High School Students, Foreign Countries
Watkins, Ryan; Engel, Laura C.; Hastedt, Dirk – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2015
The rise of digital information and communication technologies (ICT) has made the acquisition of computer and information literacy (CIL) a leading factor in creating an engaged, informed, and employable citizenry. However, are young people, often described as "digital natives" or the "net generation," developing the necessary…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Computer Literacy
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Strader, Troy J.; Reed, Diana; Suh, Inchul; Njoroge, Joyce W. – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2015
In this exploratory study, university faculty (instructor) perceptions of the extent to which eight unique features of Web technology are useful for various instructional tasks are identified. Task-technology fit propositions are developed and tested using data collected from a survey of instructors in business, pharmacy, and arts/humanities. It…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Internet, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education
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Johnson, Genevieve Marie; Oliver, Rhonda – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2014
The uptake of small screen technology by adolescents is widespread, particularly in industrial nations. Whether the same is true for Australian Aboriginal youth is less clear as there is a dearth of research in this regard. Therefore, in this exploratory study the use of small screen technology by Indigenous students was examined. Twenty-four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Adolescents, Indigenous Populations
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Casey, Gail – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2013
This article reports on part of the author's PhD action research study. It examines the complexity of features that social media and Web 2.0 offer when combined with face-to-face teaching and learning. Action research was used to help redesign the learning programs of XXX's thirteen Middle Years classes over an eighteen month period. These…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Interaction, Internet, Web Sites
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Gronn, Donna; Romeo, Geoff; McNamara, Sue; Teo, Yiong Hwee – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to field-test several conferencing technologies in regional schools to determine whether the technologies are appropriate for the needs of the university supervisor, trainee teachers and supervising teachers in practicum placements. The study also explored the potential of technology for other related purposes. Four…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Regional Schools, Distance Education, Video Technology
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Stupans, Ieva – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The Internet has emerged as a mainstream communication medium, resulting in the development of new educational opportunities for teaching and learning. This article describes and evaluates a learning opportunity which used a Wiki technology to support an aligned assessment activity which was focused around teamwork and students construction of…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Online Courses, Internet, Educational Technology
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Leask, Marilyn; Younie, Sarah – Professional Development in Education, 2013
If teacher quality is the most critical factor in improving educational outcomes, then why is so little attention drawn to the knowledge and evidence base available to support teachers in improving the quality of their professional knowledge? This paper draws together findings from a range of sources to propose national models for continuing…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Improvement, Faculty Development, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Birch, Elisa; Williams, Andrew – International Education Studies, 2013
This paper examines the impact of supplementary web-based materials on students' academic performance in a first-year economics unit at university. In particular, the paper considers the impact of students' usage of the unit's webpage, voluntary on-line discussion board, voluntary on-line quizzes and voluntary on-line homework questions on their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Economics Education, Instructional Materials
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Carroll, Julie-Anne; Diaz, Abbey; Meiklejohn, Judith; Newcomb, Michelle; Adkins, Barbara – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
While the Internet has been described as fundamental to higher education students, social and leisure internet tools are also increasingly being used by these students to generate and maintain their social and professional networks and interactions. Rapid technological advancements have enabled greater and faster access to information for learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Academic Discourse, Student Research
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Grant, Airdre; O'Reilly, Meg – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2012
The study of naturopathy in Australia has undergone a number of significant changes that have impacted dramatically on scholarly and academic practice. Naturopathic education has shifted from apprenticeship style with a charismatic teacher, to several private colleges offering advanced diplomas/degrees with Government accreditation, and into the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Web 2.0 Technologies
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