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Brown, Cheryl; Haupt, Genevieve – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
This paper examines how, in a resource-constrained context, access to personal mobile devices for first-year university students increases flexibility of learning and creates an environment of greater inclusivity at university. In 2016, at the start of their first year, 201 students in an extended degree programme in the Humanities at the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Gezgin, Deniz Mertkan; Hamutoglu, Nazire Burcin; Sezen-Gultekin, Gozde; Gemikonakli, Orhan – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2018
To the literature, it is seen that there are some studies demonstrating the relationship between FOMO and problematic smartphone use, or FOMO and smartphone addiction. However, no study has yet been found that explains the relationship between nomophobia and FOMO. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the effect of FOMO on nomophobia by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Kesici, Ahmet; Tunç, Nazenin Fidan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study was carried out to develop a scale for determining the level of digital addiction of the youth. In this study carried out with a group of 687 students from Siirt, Dicle and Erzincan Universities, a draft scale of 28 items based on the interviews with two students who spent a long time with digital tools and their friends, and on the…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, College Students, Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Arslan, Nihan; Kiper, Aydin – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
The aim of study is to investigate the relationship between self-disclosure and internet addiction. Self-Disclosure Scale and Internet Addiction Scale were applied to students. Results indicated a negative correlation between self-disclosure and internet addiction. Self-disclosure was negative predicted by internet addiction in the structural…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Internet, Addictive Behavior, Correlation
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Orhan Goksun, Derya; Filiz, Ozan; Kurt, Adile Askim – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to reveal Computer Education and Instructional Technologies student teachers', who are in a distance teacher education program, perceptions on past, present and educational technologies of future via infographics. In this study, 54 infographics, which were created by student teachers who were enrolled in Special Teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Bolliger, Doris U.; Shepherd, Craig E. – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
As more adults frequent wilderness areas, they bring Internet-enabled devices (e.g., smart phones, tablets) with them. This study focuses on adults' perceptions of these devices in relation to desired outdoor learning experiences. Specifically, researchers examined the perspectives of naturalists who taught outdoor education programs and park…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Outdoor Education, Attitude Measures
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Shapka, Jennifer D.; Onditi, Hezron Z.; Collie, Rebecca J.; Lapidot-Lefler, Noam – Child Development, 2018
This study explored cyberbullying and cybervictimization (CBCV), for adolescents aged 11-15 from Tanzania (N = 426) and Canada (N = 592). Measurement invariance and model invariance was found for CBCV. In addition, multigroup structural equation modeling was used to explore several variables: age, gender, average hours online each day, accessing…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries
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Dursun, Ozcan Ozgur; Donmez, Onur; Akbulut, Yavuz – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2018
The current mixed-method study investigated the extent of involvement in cyberloafing within classroom settings among preservice information technology teachers. Thirteen state universities were picked randomly from hierarchical clusters, which were determined according to the national university rankings. Then, a recent five-factor cyberloafing…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Internet, Student Behavior, Mixed Methods Research
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study continues studies on the concept of leisure as culture dependent -- between tradition and modernity, while focusing on the usage of mobile phone applications and its impact on teaching and learning within a unique population. The study examined the association between having NetSpark on one's Smartphone and utilization of spare time…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Technology Uses in Education
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Mwakisole, Kennedy F.; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Mtebe, Joel S. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
This article assessed the feasibility of implementing eLearning systems in a cloud-based infrastructure for secondary schools in Tanzania. The study adopted questionnaire and document reviews as data collection tools. A total of 820 students successfully returned the questionnaire from seven secondary schools in Tanzania. The study found that 11%…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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Miyake, Motoko; Takeuchi, Kazuo; Toda, Yuichi – Pastoral Care in Education, 2018
This study investigated the variations of perspectives of junior high school students who had participated in Smartphone Summit for appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones. Smartphone Summit is an educational project designed to empower junior high school students to advocate appropriate usage of the Internet and smartphones among older,…
Descriptors: Internet, Handheld Devices, Student Projects, Learning Activities
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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
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Walsh, Valerie; Farren, Margaret – Computers in the Schools, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the barriers to implementing iPads in a primary school setting. The participants in this study included four subject specialist teachers and an ICT coordinator. To gather their views on the use of iPads as instructional tools in the classroom, semi-structured interviews were conducted and teachers' diaries…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Barriers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Stover, Bert; Lubega, Flavia; Namubiru, Aidah; Bakengesa, Evelyn; Luboga, Samuel Abimerech; Makumbi, Frederick; Kiwanuka, Noah; Ndizihiwe, Assay; Mukooyo, Eddie; Hurley, Erin; Lim, Travis; Borse, Nagesh N.; Bernhardt, James; Wood, Angela; Sheppard, Lianne; Barnhart, Scott; Hagopian, Amy – Journal of Research Practice, 2018
We report on the implementation experience of carrying out data collection and other activities for a public health evaluation study on whether U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) investment improved utilization of health services and health system strengthening in Uganda. The retrospective study period focused on the PEPFAR…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Data Collection, Program Implementation
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Tas, Besra; Öztosun, Ali – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2018
The aim of the present study is to examine whether adolescent perception of social support and ostracism experiences are able to predict Internet addiction. The study endeavours to identify whether adolescent perception of social support, ostracism experiences, and Internet addiction significantly vary on the basis of sex, educational level,…
Descriptors: Internet, Correlation, Addictive Behavior, Social Support Groups
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