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Moulin, Kerry L.; Chung, Chia-Jung – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of this research study was to explore with what impact evening media use interfered with either schoolwork and/or sufficient healthy sleep. In addition, the study examined with what impact there may be a compromise in students' ability or aptitude for positive academic success, related to either lack of sleep or electronic media use.…
Descriptors: Sleep, Late Adolescents, College Students, High School Students
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Taylor, Arthur; Dalal, Heather A. – College & Research Libraries, 2017
Information literacy studies have shown that college students use a variety of information sources to perform research and commonly choose Internet sources over traditional library sources. Studies have also shown that students do not appear to understand the information quality issues concerning Internet information sources and may lack the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Information Literacy, Student Surveys, Information Sources
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Dutta, Oindrila; Chye, Stefanie Yen Leng – Journal of International Students, 2017
We investigated the relationship between psychological wellbeing (as indicated by participants' level of loneliness, perceived academic stress and depression) and generalized problematic internet use. Data was collected from a sample of 103 international students studying in Singapore. Statistical analyses revealed that depression was the most…
Descriptors: Well Being, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Basitere, Moses; Ndeto Ivala, Eunice – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2017
Today's 21st century students are regarded as "digital natives," who are influenced by digital environments for acquisition of information, communication and interaction. With the emergence of new technologies, educators are encouraged to find meaningful ways of incorporating these technologies into their classrooms. The practice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Homework, Internet
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Larbi-Siaw, Otu; Owusu-Agyeman, Yaw – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
This study investigates the determinants of students' satisfaction in an asynchronous learning environment using seven key considerations: the e-learning environment, student-content interaction, student and student interaction, student-teacher interaction, group cohesion and timely participation, knowledge of Internet usage, and satisfaction. The…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Asynchronous Communication, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kusyk, Meryl – CALICO Journal, 2017
Research into the online informal learning of English (OILE) examines how nonnative speakers of English may develop L2 skills through participation in leisure activities on the Internet in the target language. Such activities include, e.g., watching television series, films, or videos, interacting on Facebook, reading articles, or listening to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Informal Education, College Students
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Savaskan, Vafa; Özdemir, Atilla – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Reading motivation has a significant contribution to acquire the necessary reading skills, and it has an indisputable effect on continuing to read. When the importance of the role model effect of school teachers in acquiring reading skills is considered, it is expected that reading motivation of the students will be high whose teachers also have a…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, College Students
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Poitras, Eric; Doleck, Tenzin; Huang, Lingyun; Li, Shan; Lajoie, Susanne – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
A primary concern of teacher technology education is for pre-service teachers to develop a sophisticated mental model of the affordances of technology that facilitates both teaching and learning with technology. One of the main obstacles to developing the requisite technological pedagogical content knowledge is the inherent challenge faced by…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Pete, Judith; Mulder, Fred; Neto, Jose Dutra Oliveira – Open Praxis, 2017
In order to obtain a fair "OER picture" for the Global South a large-scale study has been carried out for a series of countries, including Kenya. In this paper we report on the Kenya study, run at four universities that have been selected with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Empirical data have been generated by the use of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Shared Resources and Services, College Faculty, College Students
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Cetin Gudunz, Hicran; Eksioglu, Subhan; Tarhan, Sinem – Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Purpose: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of personality traits, gender, age and effects of dispositional hope level in problematic internet usage of university students. Research Methods: This paper is an example of a descriptive study, which presents the relationship between problematic internet usage of university students…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Psychological Patterns
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Jaster, Robert W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Each year about half a million students fail to make planned academic progress due to college algebra, hence the need for researchers to find ways of improving the quality of instruction in the course. Recent research suggests that flipping college algebra to allow time for active learning in the classroom may improve student performance. Also,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Jenny, Seth E.; Manning, R. Douglas; Keiper, Margaret C.; Olrich, Tracy W. – Quest, 2017
Electronic sports, cybersports, gaming, competitive computer gaming, and virtual sports are all synonyms for the term eSports. Regardless of the term used, eSports is now becoming more accepted as a "sport" and gamers are being identified as "athletes" within society today. eSports has even infiltrated higher education in the…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletes, Video Games, Competition
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AlTameemy, Farooq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Mobile phones have become so ubiquitous that they turned into an important part of our life. According to Parsons, mobile subscriptions exceed 6 billion subscriptions globally. Similarly, Ipsos and Verizon (as cited in Tan & El-Bendary) found out that adopting mobile phones with smart technologies has increased fast which also coincided with a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gungordu, Nahide; Yalcin-Celik, Ayse; Kilic, Ziya – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2017
In this study, students' misconceptions about the ozone layer were investigated, looking specifically at the effect internet-based media has on the formation of these misconceptions. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches were used to perform the research. As part of the quantitative portion of the research, the descriptive survey…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Climate, Environmental Education
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Liu, Liangxing – English Language Teaching, 2017
This article reports a study applying an exploratory factor analysis to discovering the underlying factor structure of Chinese college students' obstacles to learning MOOC in an English context. Seven obstacle factors are identified: 1. academic and language skills; 2. internet skills; 3. course instruction/management; 4. learning motivations; 5.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, College Students, Self Efficacy
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