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Annabi, Carrie Amani; Muller, Marlene – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2016
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free global courses, available on the Internet to unlimited numbers of learners. MOOCs have grown in popularity over the past 5 years and have been perceived as either a threat to traditional higher education (HE) or an innovation that augments learning. This research assesses 20 lecturers' perceptions of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education, Large Group Instruction
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Page, Tom – Design and Technology Education, 2016
The aim of this work investigated whether there is a need to incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) into the Industrial Design curriculum. Initial research comprised a literature review into the origins, growth, challenges and enabling technologies for the IoT. Furthermore, literature around IoT within the current curriculum and for industrial…
Descriptors: Industry, Design, Literature Reviews, Mixed Methods Research
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Cronin, Catherine; Cochrane, Thomas; Gordon, Averill – Research in Learning Technology, 2016
We consider the principles of communities of practice (CoP) and networked learning in higher education, illustrated with a case study. iCollab has grown from an international community of practice connecting students and lecturers in seven modules across seven higher education institutions in six countries, to a global network supporting the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Higher Education
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Cahyono, Bambang Yudi; Mutiaraningrum, Ira – English Language Teaching, 2016
The use of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) especially the Internet has been a common practice in education. However, research studies show that the Internet has not been frequently used in the teaching of English as a foreign language (EFL) writing, especially in the Indonesian context. This study aimed to find out whether or…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Internet
Aji, Sandeep – Educational Technology, 2016
One of the most explosive areas of growth in the field of higher education is currently in emerging international markets. In developing nations, lack of access to high-quality teachers and educational materials is often the key obstacle preventing students from gaining the skills and knowledge they need to pursue new opportunities and advance in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education
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Musungwini, Samuel; Mugoniwa, Beauty; Furusa, Samuel Simbarashe; Rebanowako, Taurai George – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2016
Cloud computing is a novel model of computing that may bring extensive benefits to users, institutions, businesses and academics, while at the same time also giving rise to new risks and challenges. This study looked at the benefits of using Google docs by researchers and academics and analysing the factors affecting the adoption and use of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Storage, Information Management, Users (Information)
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Ata, Ridvan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2016
This study explores teaching experiences of educators within the virtual world of Second Life (SL) and pedagogical practices adopted. A blended approach is applied by using physical classrooms, BlackboardTM, web-based resources, and the virtual world of SL in an Information Literacy (IL) class for 1st year undergraduate students at an institution…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Web Based Instruction, Computer Simulation
Mardiana, Harisa – Online Submission, 2016
Nowadays, people have demonstrated the same amount of internet usage, and surprisingly, students have demonstrated more and have consumed a lot of time of using social media site. Not only the college students but also the educators, and they believe about social media sites because in general social media and the internet were very helpful; they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
Duan, Yuchao – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Cloud computing is considered a new frontier in the field of computing, as this technology comprises three major entities namely: software, hardware and network. The collective nature of all these entities is known as the Cloud. This research aims to examine the impacts of various aspects namely: cloud computing, sustainability, performance…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hadjistassou, Stella K. – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
This study investigated the culturally contingent tensions afforded by the implementation of Second Life in transatlantic communications among 13 college-level students at a Southwestern academic institution in the United States and their instructor and an assistant professor and his graduate student at a Greek-speaking academic institution. The…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Computer Simulation, College Students, Computer Uses in Education
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Muhametjanova, Gulshat; Cagiltay, Kursat – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine enablers and barriers to the technology integration into education based on the example of the situation at the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University as reported by students and instructors. The study employed the mixed-methods research design, combining data obtained from 477 student and 57 instructor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
The 2015 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 51st in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Staton, Mark G. – Marketing Education Review, 2016
The area of digital marketing is a difficult one for course development. Not only is it a relatively new topic area--having become popular after many marketing faculty completed their academic training--it is a constantly changing one wherein "innovative" tools are continuously being replaced within the industry. After uncovering what…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Certification, Marketing, Social Media
Solis, Eduardo – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study explored the perceptions that instructors and students have of online learning in a Texas-Mexico border community college. Use of the interpretive approach and dialogical exchange through semi-structured interviews conducted with both instructors and students from a rural, border community college revealed multiple and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Pufpaff, Lisa A.; Clarke, Laura; Jones, Ruth E. – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2015
This paper addresses the effects of rater training on the rubric-based scoring of three preservice teacher candidate performance assessments. This project sought to evaluate the consistency of ratings assigned to student learning outcome measures being used for program accreditation and to explore the need for rater training in order to increase…
Descriptors: Evaluators, Interrater Reliability, Preservice Teachers, Scoring Rubrics
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