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Alkhattabi, Mona – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2016
Today, in association with rapid social and economic changes, there is an increasing level of demand for distance and online learning programs. This study will focus on identifying the main motivational factors for choosing a web-based distance-learning program. Moreover, it will investigate how these factors relate to age, gender, marital status…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology
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Reed, Phil; Reay, Emma – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2015
This study explored the relationship between problematic levels of Internet use and motivation to study in a university sample. One hundred and sixty-two participants were recruited online and completed four questionnaires: Internet Addiction Test, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Emotional-Social Loneliness Scale, and the Motivated…
Descriptors: College Students, Internet, Student Motivation, Learning Strategies
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Baran, Bahar; Kiliç, Eylem – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The purpose of this study is to analyze three separate constructs (demographics, study habits, and technology familiarity) that can be used to identify university students' characteristics and the relationship between each of these constructs with student achievement. A survey method was used for the current study, and the participants included…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, College Students, Study Habits, Technological Literacy
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Aharony, Noa; Shonfeld, Miri – Interdisciplinary Journal of e-Skills and Lifelong Learning, 2015
This study seeks to explore what factors influence students' ICT use and web technology competence. The objectives of this study are the following: (a) To what extent do certain elements of Rogers' (2003) Diffusion of Innovations Theory (DOI) explain students' ICT use, (b) To what extent do personality characteristics derived from the Big Five…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Internet, Personality Traits
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de la Fuente, Jesús; López, Mireia; Zapata, Lucía; Martínez-Vicente, Jose Manuel; Vera, Manuel Mariano; Solinas, Giulliana; Fadda, Salvatore – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2014
There has been growing research interest in achievement emotions in university teaching-learning processes in recent years. While their importance has been firmly established, there continues to be a need for assessment and intervention models. The objective of this report is to present the "Competency Model for Studying, Learning and…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Higher Education, Academic Achievement, Coping
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Samruayruen, Buncha; Enriquez, Judith; Natakuatoong, Onjaree; Samruayruen, Kingkaew – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
This study identified five effective self-regulated learning (SRL), investigated the correlation of demographic information and SRL, and measured significant predictor of prior experiences on SRL. Eighty-eight Thai learners participated in the SRL survey, which was adapted from the MSLQ. The findings indicated that Intrinsic Goal and Self-Efficacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Internet
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Sansone, Carol; Smith, Jessi L.; Thoman, Dustin B.; MacNamara, Atara – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
Online learning may be particularly sensitive to self-regulatory trade-offs between maintaining interest and performance. Undergraduates in online or on-campus sections of the same course rated strategies used to motivate studying for the first exam, and interest after the first exam and at semester's end. First exam and final class grades were…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Grades (Scholastic), Online Courses, Internet
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Lin, Chia-Ching; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
This study aimed to investigate the relationships between college students' behavioral and cognitive engagements while performing an online collective information searching (CIS) activity. The activity aimed to assist the students in utilizing a social bookmarking application to exploit the Internet in a collective manner. A group of 101 college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Assignments, Student Participation
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Whiteman, Shawn D.; Barry, Adam E. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2011
The present study examined the nature and correlates of 252 student service members'/military veteran and civilian college students' drinking motivations. Data was collected via electronic survey. Results revealed no differences between military affiliated and civilian students in mean levels of alcohol motivations; however, the links between…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Comparative Analysis
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Berg, C. J.; An, L. C.; Thomas, J. L.; Lust, K. A.; Sanem, J. R.; Swan, D. W.; Ahluwalia, J. S. – Health Education Research, 2011
Given the previously documented higher rates of smoking among 2-year college students in comparison with 4-year university students, this study compares smoking patterns, attitudes and motives among 2-year and 4-year college students. Two thousand two hundred and sixty-five undergraduate students aged 18-25 years at a 2-year college and a 4-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Ethnicity, Smoking, Negative Attitudes
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Njagi, K. O.; Havice, W. L. – African Higher Education Review, 2011
Recent advances in the contemporary world, especially in the area of computer technology, have heralded the development and implementation of new and innovative teaching strategies and particularly with the Internet revolution. This study assessed students' attitude towards computer technology. Specifically, the study assessed differences in…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Pretests Posttests
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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
Pu, Minran – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of the study was to investigate the relationship between college EFL students' autonomous learning capacity and motivation in using web-based Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in China. This study included three questionnaires: the student background questionnaire, the questionnaire on student autonomous learning capacity, and…
Descriptors: College English, Independent Study, Learning Motivation, Questionnaires