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George, Joey F.; Marett, Kent – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Changes to degree programs in Information Systems are often attributed to quickly-evolving technology and the subsequent changing needs of the employers who hire IS graduates. In this paper, we explore other social and economic factors that were the inspiration for curriculum changes by assigning them to one of four eras in the IS timeline. Using…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Programming, Computer Science Education, Bachelors Degrees
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Mardis, Marcia A.; Jones, Faye R.; McClure, Charles R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
In this National Science Foundation Advanced Technician Education program (NSF ATE) project, we aimed to explore factors that would strengthen the rural IT employee workforce and improve educational support related to broadband, telecommunications, and networks in rural settings. Using multiple methods to triangulate rural IT program curricula…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Employer Attitudes, Information Technology, Technical Education
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James, Delores C. S.; Harville, Cedric, II – Health Education & Behavior, 2018
Background: African American women (AAW) are in a unique position to be recruited into mobile (mHealth) weight management research and programs due to their high rates of obesity and their high ownership of smartphones. Aim: This study examined smartphone usage, social media engagement, and willingness to participate in mHealth weight management…
Descriptors: African Americans, Females, Handheld Devices, Social Media
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2018
This publication highlights how state policies and guidance are supporting the transformation to personalized learning through digital instructional materials. Specifically, the report includes personalized learning approaches and the policies and processes around the selection, curation, procurement, professional learning and funding of digital…
Descriptors: State Policy, Individualized Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Gemin, Butch; Smith, Barbara; Vashaw, Lauren; Watson, John; Harrington, Chris; LeBlanc, Elizabeth S. – Evergreen Education Group, 2018
Many reports on rural education give little attention to digital learning. At most, they tend to note either infrastructure needs or the potential of remote course access, with little focus on instruction, outcomes, or exemplars. This report intends to begin correcting that imbalance by connecting the dots between rural regions, rural education,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Earle, James E.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2017
The main objective of this research was to use learning environment and attitude scales in evaluating online resource materials for supporting a traditional mathematics curriculum. The sample consisted of 914 middle-school students in 49 classes. A second research focus was the validation of the chosen learning environment questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Student Attitudes, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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Busse, Sean; Davis, Ronald – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2016
In 2010, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) reevaluated the status of Public Law 93-112, Sec 504, which protects against discrimination solely based on someone's disability. Recommendations and findings were reported to school districts around the country in a document called the Dear Colleague Letter of 2013. The GAO…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Disabilities, Athletics, Physical Education
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Mardis, Marcia – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2016
Approximately 26 million Americans have no access to broadband's social and economic benefits. A persistent level of non-adoption stems from adults' lack of perceived need or benefit. Florida's unique move to all digital instructional materials and required online learning by 2015 may make home broadband essential for maintaining a learning…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Rural Areas, Internet, Telecommunications
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Archambault, Leanna; Kennedy, Kathryn; Shelton, Catharyn; Dalal, Medha; McAllister, Laura; Huyett, Sabrina – Journal of Online Learning Research, 2016
Despite the call for a transformation of teacher education in the 21st century, surprisingly little has changed. This includes how the practical, hands-on component, known as a field experience is structured. Previous research, conducted in 2010, specifically examining how teacher education programs address K-12 online learning through their field…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Research
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Piotrowski, Chris – College Student Journal, 2015
There is a dearth of studies on how college students prepare for the threat of natural disasters. This study surveyed college students' preferences in mass media use prior to an approaching hurricane. The convenience sample (n = 76) were from a university located in the hurricane-prone area of the central Gulf of Mexico coast. Interestingly,…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, College Students, Readiness, Student Surveys
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Hall, Amanda K.; Bernhardt, Jay M.; Dodd, Virginia; Vollrath, Morgan W. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
Objective: Innovations in health information technology (HIT) provide opportunities to reduce health care spending, improve quality of care, and improve health outcomes for older adults. However, concerns relating to older adults' limited access and use of HIT, including use of the Internet for health information, fuel the digital health divide…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Access to Information, Information Utilization, Older Adults
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Osborn, Debra S.; Peterson, Gary W.; Hale, Rebecca R. – Professional School Counseling, 2015
The advent of virtual schools opens doors to opportunity for delivery of student services via the Internet. Through the use of structured interviews with four practicing Florida virtual school counselors, and a follow-up survey, the authors examined the experiences and reflections of school counselors who are employed full time in a statewide…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Computer Mediated Communication, Virtual Classrooms
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Neely, Jeffrey C. – Youth & Society, 2015
Many of today's youth feel disconnected from their local communities. At the same time, most of them are regularly connected to the Internet and other digital media to gather information and communicate with their peers. This study conducts a qualitative textual analysis of 14 scholastic and nonscholastic youth media websites to derive five…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Youth, Adolescents, Internet
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Brown, Onikia; Quick, Virginia; Colby, Sarah; Greene, Geoffrey; Horacek, Tanya M.; Hoerr, Sharon; Koenings, Mallory; Kidd, Tandalayo; Morrell, Jesse; Olfert, Melissa; Phillips, Beatrice; Shelnutt, Karla; White, Adrienne; Kattelmann, Kendra – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: Recruiting college students for research studies can be challenging. The purpose of this paper is to describe the lessons learned in the various recruitment strategies used for enrolling college students in a theory-based, tailored, and web-delivered health intervention at 13 US universities. Design/methodology/approach: The…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, College Students, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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