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Pete, Judith; Mulder, Fred; Neto, Jose Dutra Oliveira; Omollo, Kathleen Ludewig – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper is the second in a series of three with a common goal to present a fair OER picture for Sub-Saharan Africa, represented by large-scale studies in three countries: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. This paper examines a deliberate selection of four Ghanaian universities with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Distinct questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, College Students
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Yuen, May-Chan; Koo, Ah-Choo; Woods, Peter C. – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
Digital animation (DA) is a field of art and design which requires certain level of design and computer skills with creativity and storytelling. Learners are required to spend a considerable amount of time on their own for practicing the skills after their formal classes. Guided by connectivism and Meyer's factors of independent learning, this…
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Uses in Education, Independent Study, College Students
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Ding, Lu; Er, Erkan – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2018
Research has noted the effectiveness of online tools (e.g., discussion boards) for supporting help seeking among class members. However, help seeking is not necessarily warranted via online learning tools because some factors (e.g., low Internet self-efficacy) may influence students' intention to use them. This study aims to identify the…
Descriptors: College Students, Help Seeking, Computer Uses in Education, Influences
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Faniran, Victor Temitayo; Ajayi, Nurudeen A. – Africa Education Review, 2018
Assessments are important to academic institutions because they help in evaluating students' knowledge. The conduct of assessments nowadays has been influenced by the continuous evolution of information technology. Hence, academic institutions now use computers for assessments, often known as Computer-Based Assessments (CBAs), in tandem with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Assisted Testing
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Shtepura, Alla – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2018
Constant development of information and digital technologies changes the learning process and the specifics of social relations between the student and the teacher. The use of new means of communication makes an important contribution to the development of skills in using technology, intensive self-study and social interaction. A new generation of…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Influence of Technology, Generational Differences, Access to Computers
Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
The Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) is a group of people interested in small college computing issues. It is a blend of people from all over the country who use computers in their teaching, academic support, and administrative support functions. Begun in 1968 as the College and University Eleven-Thirty Users' Group…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Conferences (Gatherings), College Students, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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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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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Aldhafeeri, Fayiz; Male, Trevor – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
There is now widespread recognition that digital technologies, particularly portable hand held devices capable of Internet connection, present opportunities and challenges to the way in which student learning is organized in schools, colleges and institutions of higher education in the 21st Century. Traxler, "Journal of the Research Centre…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools of Education, Case Studies, Computer Uses in Education
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Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Using Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, an international education database, this study analyzed the evaluations of computer use for academic learning by 15-year-old students from seven Edu-systems (unit in PISA) in Eastern Asia. Six variables were identified in association with students' evaluations of computer use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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Ainsa, Patricia – Education, 2015
E-texts have become a main venue but research has not provided much guidance for practical adaptation, yet. This research query started in the spring of 2014 when an e-text was adopted for an undergraduate distance learning class. The change created some unexpected influence in the students' experiences. It was necessary to assess their…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Distance Education, Student Characteristics
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Kim, Byoung Wook; Lee, Won Gyu; Lee, Byeong Rae; Shon, Jin Gon – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Open Educational Resources (OER) is terminology that refers to educational resources (content and software) distributed through the Internet, free of charge and freely accessible, expanding learning opportunities for adult learners. This terminology first appeared around 2002, although its roots can be traced to the open architecture of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education
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Okopi, Fidel Onjefu; Odeyemi, Olajumoke Janet; Adesina, Adewale – Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The study has identified the areas of strengths and weaknesses in the current use of Computer Based Learning (CBL) tools in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institutions in Nigeria. To achieve these objectives, the following research questions were proposed: (i) What are the computer-based learning tools (soft and hard ware) that are actually in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Internet
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Yamamoto, Yoshihiko; Usami, Akinori – IAFOR Journal of Education, 2015
Online course tools such as WebCT or Manaba+R are popularly used in university classes and enhance learners' understanding of their course contents. In addition, teachers try to utilize these online course tools for their students such as giving their students online discussions, providing students with additional materials and so forth. However,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems
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Castaño, Jonatan; Duart, Josep M.; Sancho-Vinuesa, Teresa – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2015
The use of the Internet in higher education teaching can facilitate the interactive learning process and thus improve educational outcomes. The aim of the study presented here is to explore which variables are linked to higher intensity of Internet-based interactive educational practices. The study is based on data obtained from an online survey…
Descriptors: Use Studies, Internet, Higher Education, Educational Practices
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