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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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Dodge, Nadine; Chapman, Ralph – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Electronically assisted survey techniques offer several advantages over traditional survey techniques. However, they can also potentially introduce biases, such as coverage biases and measurement error. The current study compares the relative merits of two survey distribution and completion modes: email recruitment with internet completion; and…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Handheld Devices, Bias, Electronic Mail
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee A. – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
In 2013, we undertook research in a New Zealand University to gain insights into students' understandings of informal learning, its connection to formal learning and how they engaged in informal learning using digital and mobile technologies. A total of 765 students (postgraduate, undergraduate and first-year students) completed a questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Education, Case Studies
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Snake-Beings, Emit – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
Technologies that expand the learning environment to include interactions outside of the physical space of the classroom, such as the use of Google as an aid to memory, represent one aspect of learning that occurs within several seemingly decentralised spaces. On the other hand, it can be argued that such interactive technologies are enclosed in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Search Engines
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McDonald-Brown, Craig; Laxman, Kumar; Hope, John – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2017
The emerging adolescents of today are required to navigate challenges and risks quite different from those faced by their parents and teachers. The usual trials of adolescence have been magnified and transformed, in large part due to the development of information and communication technology, and the rapid rise of online social networking. The…
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Self Efficacy, Parent Role, Teacher Role
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Evers, Arne; McCormick, Carina M.; Hawley, Leslie R.; Muñiz, José; Balboni, Giulia; Bartram, Dave; Boben, Dusica; Egeland, Jens; El-Hassan, Karma; Fernández-Hermida, José R.; Fine, Saul; Frans, Örjan; Gintiliené, Grazina; Hagemeister, Carmen; Halama, Peter; Iliescu, Dragos; Jaworowska, Aleksandra; Jiménez, Paul; Manthouli, Marina; Matesic, Krunoslav; Michaelsen, Lars; Mogaji, Andrew; Morley-Kirk, James; Rózsa, Sándor; Rowlands, Lorraine; Schittekatte, Mark; Sümer, H. Canan; Suwartono, Tono; Urbánek, Tomáš; Wechsler, Solange; Zelenevska, Tamara; Zanev, Svetoslav; Zhang, Jianxin – International Journal of Testing, 2017
On behalf of the International Test Commission and the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations a world-wide survey on the opinions of professional psychologists on testing practices was carried out. The main objective of this study was to collect data for a better understanding of the state of psychological testing worldwide. These data…
Descriptors: Testing, Attitudes, Surveys, Psychologists
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France, Bev; Birdsall, Sally; Simonneaux, Laurence – International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2017
There is a need to develop an understanding of how science knowledge is interpreted and used when a Socially Acute Question (SAQ) is discussed on the "agora" of the Internet. A case is made for using Actor-Network Theory (ANT) to unravel the diversity of participants taking part, their stance, source and expression of their…
Descriptors: Internet, Science and Society, Social Theories, Animals
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Allison, Caleb; Laxman, Kumar; Lai, Mei – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Existing research shows that high school students do not possess information literacy skills adequate to function in a high-tech society that relies so heavily on information. If students are taught these skills, they struggle to apply them. This small-scale intervention focused on helping Geography students at a low-socioeconomic high school in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Low Income Students, Geography Instruction
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Mann, Bryan A.; Smith, William C.; Baker, David P. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Research about innovation adoption underplays the role of educational attainment in the individual consumption of technology; consequently, past research underestimates the importance education plays independent of wealth in diffusion, particularly as absolute levels of formal education rise worldwide. Using data from the Programme for…
Descriptors: Internet, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Attainment, Adults
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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Penney, Dawn; Petrie, Kirsten; Fellows, Sam – Sport, Education and Society, 2015
This paper centres on research that investigated the contemporary policy, curriculum and pedagogical landscape of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in Aotearoa New Zealand, in the light of increasing impressions that provision was moving to an "open market" situation. Publicly available information sourced via the Internet was used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Health Education, Educational Policy
UNESCO Bangkok, 2015
The proliferation and emergence of information and communications technology (ICT) has fundamentally changed the way in which society operates. The increasingly ubiquitous nature of ICT has also inevitably caused it to become indispensable as part of daily life and a basic building block of modern society. When used effectively and appropriately,…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, Computer Security, Internet
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Costa, Cristina – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Recent developments in digital scholarship point out that academic practices supported by technologies may not only be transformed through the obvious process of digitization, but also renovated through distributed knowledge networks that digital technologies enable, and the practices of openness that such networks develop. Yet, this apparent…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Scholarship, Web Based Instruction, Teacher Characteristics
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Lee, Kerry; Toso, Meripa – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2015
Teacher educators have a very daunting task requiring currency in their discipline, curricular, policy and institutional imperatives as well as pedagogical and cultural issues. Tertiary institutions are facing increasing expectations to cater for and increase retention of underrepresented groups, whilst class sizes increase and face-to-face…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations
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Ricketts, Kate; Pringle, Judith K. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2014
This exploratory study of female general staff across New Zealand universities examined career motivation, subjective discrimination and home and occupational salience. Career development and aspirations and multiple home and community commitments were examined through a self-administered online questionnaire. Skill recognition, a good…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Occupational Aspiration, Females
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