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Tatnall, Arthur – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
People over 65 (or older people) are a growing proportion of the population in many developed countries including Australia. In the last 10 to 12 years interest from this group in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet has also grown considerably. ICT has much to offer older people as a means of keeping in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Information Technology, Networks, Foreign Countries
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Kearns, Peter – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
The PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) project was developed to facilitate online exchanges of information and experience between learning cities around the world and, in doing this, to test the potential of the internet to enable such low-cost exchanges. The author provides a personal assessment of the PIE experience over the three years 2011…
Descriptors: Internet, Cooperation, Urban Areas, Neighborhoods
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Grace, Emma; Raghavendra, Parimala; Newman, Lareen; Wood, Denise; Connell, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Youth with complex communication needs (CCN) face increased barriers to their social participation due to limited communication abilities and opportunities. Youth today use the internet as a social tool and youth with CCN may also benefit from internet use to increase their social participation. Five youth between the ages of 10-18 with CCN who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Intervention
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McCuaig, Louise; Carroll, Kristie; Macdonald, Doune – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2014
The teaching of health literacy in school-based health education (SBHE) is of international interest, yet there is less ready access to how conceptions of health literacy can be operationalised in school programmes. More specifically, while articulated in curriculum documents such as the incoming Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Health Materials, Secondary School Curriculum
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O'Connor, Kate; Yates, Lyn – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2014
This paper analyses shifts in the representation of history and physics as named organisational units on Australian university websites over the last 15 years in the context of broader questions about the production of knowledge in contemporary times. It derives from a broader project concerned with disciplinarity, changing university contexts and…
Descriptors: History, Physics, Departments, Web Sites
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Guzeller, Cem Oktay; Akin, Ayca – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
The purpose of this study is to determine the predicting power of mathematics achievement from ICT variables including the Internet/entertainment use (IEU), program/software use (PRGUSE), confidence in internet tasks (INTCONF) and confidence in ICT high level tasks (HIGHCONF) based on PISA 2006 data. This study indicates that the ICT variables…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Computer Use, Internet, Information Technology
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Beckman, Karley; Bennett, Sue; Lockyer, Lori – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
Despite significant research in the field of educational technology, there is still much we do not fully understand about students' experiences with technology. This article proposes that research in the field of educational technology would benefit from a sociological framing that pays attention to the understandings and lives of learners. Within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Secondary School Students
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Morofushi, Mari; Pasfield-Neofitou, Sarah Ellen – Language Learning Journal, 2014
With the spread of the Internet, students now have greater opportunities to use Japanese outside of the classroom. For example, they can interact with other Japanese speakers through instant messaging or social networking, or utilize online dictionaries and translation tools to decipher websites in ways that would be impossible with traditional…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Introductory Courses, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Woodley, Carolyn; Silvestri, Michel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Students' imprudent use of social media might threaten their employability and undermine their emerging professional identities. Most professions acknowledge that any benefits of social media must be balanced against its potential to negatively affect workers' professional lives and the public trust. Professional bodies have developed social media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Computer Use
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Peters, Pam; Smith, Adam; Middledorp, Jenny; Karpin, Anne; Sin, Samantha; Kilgore, Alan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
This paper describes a terminological approach to the teaching and learning of fundamental concepts in foundation tertiary units in Statistics and Accounting, using an online dictionary-style resource (TermFinder) with customised "termbanks" for each discipline. Designed for independent learning, the termbanks support inquiring students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accounting, Statistics
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Wrench, Alison; Garrett, Robyne; King, Sharron – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2014
It is commonly recognised that health and well-being are influenced by social conditions, such as the transition to higher education. This study explored student perceptions and experiences of factors that impacted on health and well-being during the first year of university studies. Data for this study were collected via an online student…
Descriptors: Health, Well Being, Student Attitudes, Internet
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Tiggemann, Marika; Slater, Amy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2014
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between media exposure and body image concerns in preteenage girls, with a particular focus on the Internet. A sample of 189 girls (aged 10-12 years) completed questionnaire measures of media consumption and body image concerns. Nearly all girls (97.5%) had access to the Internet in their home.…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Females, Profiles, Social Networks
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Bessant, Judith – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
Whilst the dynamics informing processes have taken time to become clear, civic resistance initiated by young people using new media began in Egypt in 2010 against the Mubarak regime, soon widened to Tunisia, Yemen and Libya. Known as the "Arab Spring", this phenomenon re-ignited discussion about the political role of digital space and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Childrens Rights, Children
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Penman, Joy; Thalluri, Jyothi – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2014
The technological advancements for teaching and learning sciences for health science students are embedded in the Thalluri-Penman Good Practice Model, which aims to improve the learning experiences of science students and increase student retention and success rates. The model also links students from urban and rural areas, studying both on-and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Health Sciences, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology
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Farley, Helen; Murphy, Angela; Bedford, Tasman – International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 2014
This article reports on the preliminary findings, design criteria and lessons learned while developing and piloting an alternative to traditional print-based education delivery within a prison environment. PLEIADES (Portable Learning Environments for Incarcerated Distance Education Students), was designed to provide incarcerated students with…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Telecommunications
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