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Kinlaw, C. Ryan; Dunlap, Linda L.; D'Angelo, Jeffrey A. – Computers & Education, 2012
We investigated connections between faculty use of online resources and student class attendance. Of particular interest was whether online submission of course assignments is detrimental to attendance. Students and faculty at a small, liberal arts college completed surveys about student attendance patterns, student reasons for non-attendance,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Attendance Patterns, Attendance, Liberal Arts
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Cuhadar, Cem – Computers & Education, 2012
The current study investigated the relationship between problematic Internet use and social interaction anxiety among pre-service teachers. Participants were 1235 students attending teacher training programs at a Turkish state university. The "Problematic Internet Use Scale" and "Social Interaction Anxiety Scale" were used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Relationship, Measures (Individuals), Interaction
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Kim, Jungjoo; Kwon, Yangyi; Cho, Daeyeon – Computers & Education, 2011
There are many factors that influence distance learning especially in higher education where collaborative and communicative discourse is necessary for pursuing knowledge. Social presence, among other factors, is an important concept to be facilitated, developed and sustained in distance higher education as it promotes and supports discourse based…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Distance Education, Learning Experience
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Odaci, Hatice – Computers & Education, 2011
Although computers and the internet, indispensable tools in people's lives today, facilitate life on the one hand, they have brought new risks with them on the other. Internet dependency, or problematic internet use, has emerged as a new concept of addiction. Parallel to this increasing in society in general, it is also on the rise among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Use, Predictor Variables
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Holley, Debbie; Oliver, Martin – Computers & Education, 2010
The widening participation agenda was instigated by a government seeking to develop skilled workers in the global economy, yet it has consistently refused to fund the burgeoning student population adequately. Managers and academics within the HE sector have to reconcile requirements for the implementation of policies with an increasing "audit"…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Learner Engagement, Risk, Educational Policy
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Karim, Nor Shahriza Abdul; Zamzuri, Nurul Hidayah Ahmad; Nor, Yakinah Muhamad – Computers & Education, 2009
The widespread use of the Internet and the convenient mechanism it provides, such as easy access, easy downloads, and easy copy and paste functions have made many types of unethical behaviors easier, particularly those involving students in academic settings. Among the issues in ethics within the academic environment that can be triggered by the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Personality, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment