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Idowu, Adeyemi I.; Esere, Mary – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
This paper examines the integration of ICT in higher education in Nigeria. The possibilities and reach of information technologies can tear down territorial boundaries and make available equal information and knowledge of different categories as soon as necessary data are fed on the website. Nevertheless, Nigeria as a nation is yet to take full…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Higher Education
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Xu, Beijie; Recker, Mimi – Educational Technology & Society, 2012
Teachers and students increasingly enjoy unprecedented access to abundant web resources and digital libraries to enhance and enrich their classroom experiences. However, due to the distributed nature of such systems, conventional educational research methods, such as surveys and observations, provide only limited snapshots. In addition,…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Instructional Design, Mixed Methods Research, Use Studies
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Yalcinalp, Serpil; Emiroglu, Bulent – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
Although many developments have been made in the design and development of learning object repositories (LORs), the efficient use of such systems is still questionable. Without realising the functional use of such systems or considering the involvement of their dynamic users, these systems would probably become obsolete. This study includes both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Educational Resources
Pontes, Elvis, Ed.; Silva, Anderson, Ed.; Guelfi, Adilson, Ed.; Kofuji, Sergio Takeo, Ed. – InTech, 2012
With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Program Effectiveness
Humrickhouse, Elizabeth – Online Submission, 2011
This paper examines how library educators can implement Web 2.0 tools in their Information Literacy programs to better prepare students for the rigors of academic research. Additionally, this paper looks at transliteracy and constructivism as the most useful teaching methods in a Web 2.0 classroom and attempts to pinpoint specific educational…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Needs, Information Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Goldenberg, Lauren B. – Science Teacher, 2011
Nowadays, there are lots of digital resources available to teachers. Tools such as Teachers' Domain, an online digital library (see "On the web"); interactive whiteboards; computer projection devices; laptop carts; and robust wireless internet services make it easy for teachers to use technology in the classroom. In fact, in one…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Biology, Educational Technology, Internet
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Abrizah, A.; Zainab, A. N. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2011
This paper presents findings from a case study investigating secondary school teachers' understanding of the term digital libraries and their relationship with learning. The study addresses two research questions: (1) How do teachers conceptualize digital libraries, their relevance and issues relating to their integration into the curriculum? and…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Secondary School Teachers, History Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
Huang, Jian – ProQuest LLC, 2010
With the increasing wealth of information on the Web, information integration is ubiquitous as the same real-world entity may appear in a variety of forms extracted from different sources. This dissertation proposes supervised and unsupervised algorithms that are naturally integrated in a scalable framework to solve the entity resolution problem,…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Language Processing, Profiles, Social Networks
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Nodenot, Thierry; Sallaberry, Christian; Gaio, Mauro – International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 2010
Geographically related queries form nearly one-fifth of all queries submitted to the Excite search engine and the most frequently occurring terms are names of places. This paper focuses on digital libraries and extends the basic services of existing library management systems to include new ones that are dedicated to geographic information…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Geography Instruction, Electronic Libraries, Internet
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Wu, Shaoqun; Witten, Ian H.; Franken, Margaret – ReCALL, 2010
Collocations are of great importance for second language learners, and a learner's knowledge of them plays a key role in producing language fluently (Nation, 2001: 323). In this article we describe and evaluate an innovative system that uses a Web-derived corpus and digital library software to produce a vast concordance and present it in a way…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Internet, Computational Linguistics, Second Language Learning
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Dougan, Kirstin – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2010
The Internet has changed how scholars perform their research. With more and more content available online that is fully searchable (often even for free), it is not surprising that students and others may turn there first before coming to the library. This study aims to identify the utility of three of the largest free access points to print…
Descriptors: Music, Internet, Library Materials, Music Education
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Arendt, Julie; Wagner, Cassie – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2010
Web site usage statistics are a widely used tool for Web site development, but libraries are still learning how to use them successfully. This case study summarizes how Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale implemented Google Analytics on its Web site and used the reports to inform a site redesign. As the main campus library at…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Web Sites, Research Universities
Lyman, Eugene William – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This dissertation makes the claim that electronic scholarly editions have the potential to produce more reliable scholarly texts than their print-based antecedents. It consists of an introduction, four chapters, and a brief conclusion. It originated in my work creating the Elwood Viewer, a sophisticated software browser written to display TEI…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Cognitive Psychology, Internet, Educational Technology
Lemmons, Karen – School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2009
In this article, the author talks about the International Children's Digital Library (ICDL), an online digital library which gives students an opportunity to read and learn about other cultures and countries in a different way. The library's web site ( was designed by children, with the guidance and expertise of adults.…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Media Specialists, Internet
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Su, Mila C. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2009
The evolution of the Internet and the World Wide Web continually exceeds expectations with the "swift pace" of technological innovations. Information is added, and just as quickly becomes outdated at a rapid pace. Researchers have found that Digital materials can provide access to primary source materials and connect the researcher to institutions…
Descriptors: Primary Sources, Archives, Online Searching, Electronic Libraries
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