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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2017
The universe of objects containing microprocessors or embedded sensors capable of communicating and transmitting information across networks is called the Internet of Things, and it has enormous implications for community colleges. Already, many colleges are saving time and money by monitoring and controlling "smart building" features…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kessel Schneider, Shari; O'Donnell, Lydia; Smith, Erin – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Schools are increasingly being called upon to address cyberbullying and its consequences. This study compares cyberbullying and school bullying trends and examines help-seeking among cyberbullying victims. Methods: We analyzed self-report data over 4 surveys (2006-2012) from more than 16,000 students in 17 MetroWest Boston high…
Descriptors: Bullying, Internet, Educational Trends, High School Students
Englander, Elizabeth – Educational Leadership, 2015
Most kids are very much aware that the Internet isn't, by and large, a private space. In fact, most teens have been hearing that message since elementary school. But despite being educated about these issues, many teens continue to engage in digital behaviors that imply that they really don't understand how public and permanent the Internet really…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Adolescents, Privacy
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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
Executive Office of the President, 2015
Affordable, reliable access to high speed broadband is critical to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness. Upgrading to higher-speed broadband lets consumers use the Internet in new ways, increases the productivity of American individuals and businesses, and drives innovation throughout the digital ecosystem. As this report describes, while the…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Information Networks
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Levy, Dan – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2014
Getting students to prepare well for class is a common challenge faced by instructors all over the world. This study investigates the effects that two frequently used techniques to increase student preparation--web postings and cold calling--have on student outcomes. The study is based on two experiments and a qualitative study conducted in a…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Study Habits, Assignments, Computer Mediated Communication
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Bebell, Damian; Clarkson, Apryl; Burraston, James – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2014
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Under budget constraints and shared access to equipment for students and teachers, the impacts have been irregular but hint at greater possibilities in 1:1 student computing settings.…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Educational Technology, Suburban Schools, Mixed Methods Research
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Greaney, Mary L.; Puleo, Elaine; Bennett, Gary G.; Haines, Jess; Viswanath, K.; Gillman, Matthew W.; Sprunck-Harrild, Kim; Coeling, Molly; Rusinak, Donna; Emmons, Karen M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Background: Many U.S. adults have multiple behavioral risk factors, and effective, scalable interventions are needed to promote population-level health. In the health care setting, interventions are often provided in print, although accessible to nearly everyone, are brief (e.g., pamphlets), are not interactive, and can require some logistics…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Risk, Health Behavior
Pulley, John – CURRENTS, 2013
The alumni relations profession has undergone profound changes in the past century. Alumni officers have responded to opportunities and threats presented by advancing technologies, shifting cultural norms, and unstable world economies. Innovations such as Facebook and smartphones have changed everything, and in a flat world, alumni relations…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Alumni Associations, Administrators
Kilfoye, Charles – Phi Delta Kappan, 2013
Passage of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000 established requirements for public libraries and schools to adopt Internet filters on their computers in order to receive federal funding. That has firmly, if unintentionally, established the World Wide Web as a no man's land in public education, where few are allowed to tread…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Internet, Public Libraries, Public Schools
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Larkin, Patrick – Educational Leadership, 2013
School leaders need to look beyond the hyped stories of social media being misused by teenagers. They must begin thoughtfully using tools like Twitter and Facebook to help their students gain skills and to reach out to their communities. Larkin, principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts and a well-known advocate for technology in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Davis, Katie; James, Carrie – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
There is considerable debate about young people's concern for privacy today, given their frequent use of social media to share information and other content about themselves and others. While researchers have investigated the online privacy practices of teens and emerging adults, relatively little is known about the attitudes and behaviors of…
Descriptors: Privacy, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students, Preadolescents
Frydenberg, Mark – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
This paper reports on a student-created and facilitated peer-tutoring activity to assist first-year students in preparing for their final exam in an introductory information technology course. Tutors at the CIS Sandbox, a collaborative learning lab at an American university, offered a series of "Crunch Sessions" to their peers. This…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Tutoring, College Freshmen, Introductory Courses
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
The Internet has disrupted or threatened to disrupt the traditional business models in many different areas, including publishing, record companies, retail sales, motion pictures, and advertising. One potential source of disruption for higher education is online learning, especially the recent focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Can…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Mass Instruction, Large Group Instruction
Gose, Ben – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Massive open online courses (MOOC's) are the latest development in online education. Over the past decade, millions of students have taken free online versions of existing courses at well-known universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but such courses often offered little more than reading lists and lecture notes. MOOC's are…
Descriptors: Tests, Reading Lists, Internet, Online Courses
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