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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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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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Arshad, Muhammad; Ullah, Muhammad I.; Mehmood, Muhammad U.; Arshad, Muhammad R.; Khan, Muhammad F. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Reading is considered as essential to develop the personality of human being. However, reading habits of human being especially young generation is at decline due to initiation of modern digital technologies like mobile phones, social networking on internet along with other ways of different entertainment. The study was conducted to assess the…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Reading Habits, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Chusavitina, Galina Nikolaevna; Zerkina, Natalya Nikolaevna; ?hernova, Elena Vladimirovna; Kolobova, Olga Leonidovna; Nazarova, Olga Borisovna – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
In the information society Internet technologies provide not only positive information and psychological impact but negative and destructive one either. The lack of attention to the problems of prevention and correction of destructive information impact on young students in higher education institutions negatively affects the development of…
Descriptors: Internet, College Students, Young Adults, Psychology
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López Garcia, Diego A.; Mateo Sanguino, Tomás de J.; Cortés Ancos, Estefania; Fernández de Viana González, Iñaki – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
Debates have been used to develop critical thinking within teaching environments. Many learning activities are configured as working groups, which use debates to make decisions. Nevertheless, in a classroom debate, only a few students can participate; large work groups are similarly limited. Whilst the use of web tools would appear to offer a…
Descriptors: Debate, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Cooperative Learning
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Arsenijevic, Jasmina; Andevski, Milica – Research in Pedagogy, 2016
The new media enable numerous advantages in the strengthening of civic engagement, through removing barriers in space and time and through networking of individuals of the same social, civic or political interests at the global level. Different forms of civic engagement and civic responsibility in the virtual space are ever more present, and…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Responsibility, Internet, Telecommunications
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Mew, Lionel – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
This paper discusses how cloud computing can be leveraged to add value to academic programs in information systems and other fields by improving financial sustainment models for institutional technology and academic departments, relieving the strain on overworked technology support resources, while adding richness and improving pedagogical…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Computer Software
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Mirzaee, Meisam; Gharibeh, Sajjad Gharibeh – Teaching English with Technology, 2016
The significance of learners' personality in language learning/teaching contexts has often been cited in literature but few studies have scrutinized the role it can play in technology-oriented language classes. In modern language teaching/learning contexts, personality differences are important and should be taken into account. This study…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
Kanthawongs, Penjira; Jabutay, Felicito Angeles; Upalanala, Ruangrit; Kanthawongs, Penjuree – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
Apart from Internet addiction, smartphone addiction has played important roles in students' lives as observed in recent studies. There are positive and negative aspects in using smartphones especially in higher education. University administrators or instructors should take into account what factors are affecting students' smartphone addiction in…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Addictive Behavior, Foreign Countries
Palacio, May Antonette; Gustilo, Leah – Online Submission, 2016
As the English language continues to evolve through time, many of its structures and functions changed, which made it even realizable that the smallest unit in a discourse can play a crucial role in communication. Hence, this present study is an attempt to investigate the phenomenon and further delve into the discourse-pragmatic functions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis, Computer Mediated Communication, Discourse Modes
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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
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Marín Díaz, Verónica; Sampedro Requena, Begoña Esther – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2016
The societies of the 21st century have experienced a technological and societal transformation that calls for the precise collaboration between families and education centers, as well as the inclusion of new professionals to invigorate this cooperation to favor a type of education that is adapted to today's needs. This article presents the more…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Family Involvement
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Enkin, Elizabeth; Mejias-Bikani, Errapel – Latin American Journal of Content and Language Integrated Learning, 2016
In this paper, we discuss the benefits of using online translators in the foreign language classroom. Specifically, we discuss how faulty online translator output can be used to create activities that help raise metalinguistic awareness of second language grammar and of the differences between grammatical constructions in the first and second…
Descriptors: Translation, Internet, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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