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Velicki, Damir; Dumancic, Mario; Topolovcan, Tomislav – Online Submission, 2017
The Net Generation, a generation which grew up with digital media, differs from older generations which entered the world of digital media and the Internet afterwards. The Internet itself opened new possibilities of communication and participation in the sphere of politics as well. Research was conducted among students at the Faculty of Teacher…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Technology, Use Studies, Foreign Countries
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Mejia-Downs, Anne; Gahimer, Julie – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
College students involved in service learning are often challenged to consider a deeper appreciation for persons from diverse populations. Many clients in the community organizations we serve are financially disadvantaged. To increase understanding of this common social condition, we implemented pedagogical techniques to bring the realities of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Poverty, College Students, Simulation
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Cano-Correa, Ana-María; Quiroz-Velasco, María-Teresa; Nájar-Ortega, Rosario – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
In Peru, young college students have leading roles in social protest mobilizations even when they seldom belong to political organizations. This study aims to analyze the perception of current politics and its institutions among young college students, and to inquire into their interest on relevant events at their surroundings and into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Participation, Political Issues
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Jarvi, Stephanie M.; Swenson, Lance P.; Batejan, Kristen L. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: This research examines potential differences in social network use and motivation for social network use by non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) status. Participants: 367 (73% women; M[subscript age] = 20.60) college students were recruited in November-December 2011. Methods: A random sample of 2,500 students was accessed through a…
Descriptors: Motivation, Social Networks, Comparative Analysis, College Students
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Herrera, Oriel A.; Mejías, Patricia – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
In most of the pedagogical development experiences, the contents that students generate as a result of the course activities are not considered as a primary source of knowledge. Thus, students see their learning disadvantaged, when their intellectual outputs are not considered in the design of the learning activities. Today, the Web offers a wide…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Makarchuk, Tatyana – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Spreading of interactive applications for mobile devices became one of the trends of IT development in 2015-2017. In higher education mobile applications are being used to advance the productivity of professors and students, which raises the overall quality of education. In the article SkyDrive, GoogleDisk mobile applications' features for group…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Jimenez, Joel R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Internet usage allows for a level of interaction with individuals from all over the world, to research virtually anything, and to engage in constant exploration to a degree that is not possible within a traditional college setting. To better understand college retention trends, it is important to understand the relationship between Internet usage,…
Descriptors: Internet, Access to Information, Social Support Groups, Life Satisfaction
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Djenic, Slobodanka; Mitic, Jelena – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
This paper presents teaching strategies and methods, applicable in modern blended environments for learning of programming. Given the fact that the manner of applying teaching strategies always depends on the specific requirements of a certain area of learning, the paper outlines the basic principles of teaching in programming courses, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Science Education, Blended Learning
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da Silva, Ketia Kellen A.; Behar, Patricia A. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
This article presents the development of a digital competency model of Distance Learning (DL) students in Brazil called CompDigAl_EAD. The following topics were addressed in this study: Educational Competences, Digital Competences, and Distance Learning students. The model was developed between 2015 and 2016 and is being validated in 2017. It was…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy
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Ben Moussa, Mohamed; Seraphim, Joanna – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2017
The phenomenal diffusion and adoption of ICTs in the UAE is widely viewed as a game changer in the country's struggle to address continuous significant gender gaps in the country. The small body of research on this topic has been, however, inconclusive, overtly optimistic, and insufficiently theorized. Addressing these lacuna, the article uses a…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Females, Information Technology, Internet
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Ellili-Cherif, Maha – Educational Research Quarterly, 2017
The purpose of this research was to investigate female Arab college students' use of and perceptions about social networking sites (SNSs) as an English language learning environment. A mixed methods approach was adopted for data collection and analysis. First, a questionnaire was used to explore the extent to which participants (n = 182) were…
Descriptors: Females, Arabs, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
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Seemiller, Corey; Grace, Meghan – About Campus, 2017
In 1995, the Internet was born. So, too, was Generation Z. The oldest of this post-Millennial generation arrived to college in 2013, and more than four years later, Generation Z students fill the nation's classrooms, campus programs, and residence halls. In order to recruit, educate, and graduate this new generational cohort effectively, educators…
Descriptors: Age Groups, College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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Alsied, Safia Mujtaba; Ibrahim, Noura Winis – IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, 2017
Research is conducted all over the world to solve problems or to answer questions of significance to humanity. Academic writing or writing to report research is not easy because it requires adequate background knowledge, interest, motivation and hard work. This study investigates the major challenges in research writing faced by Libyan EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Second Language Learning
Avant, Antonio – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research analyzes the variables that may impact Internet addiction and information disclosure among college students in two Midwestern universities of both public and private status. The correlation between the locus of control, emotional intelligence (EI), and narcissism to Internet addiction and information disclosure was examined. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Internet, Addictive Behavior, Correlation
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Geyer, L. S.; Hall, H.; le Roux, M. P.; Crafford, G. – Perspectives in Education, 2017
International studies reveal that students have more freedom, as well as unstructured and unsupervised time, which makes them susceptible to problematic internet use (PIU). Although students are a risk group for PIU, no evidence of local research on internet use among students could be identified. This article reports on a study on the nature and…
Descriptors: College Students, Mass Media Use, Mass Media Effects, Internet
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