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Beis, Christina A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
In this brief article, University of Dayton Discovery Services Librarian Christina Beis describes how she manages the life cycle of electronic resources which includes access, discovery, assessment and problem resolution. Adoption and development of new workflows is essential to the success of this newly created position. Beis describes how she…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Internet
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Halpin, Patricia A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
Nonscience majors often rely on general internet searches to locate science information. This practice can lead to misconceptions because the returned search information can be unreliable. In this article the authors describe how they used the social media site Twitter to address this problem in a general education course, BSCI 421 Diseases of the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Higher Education, College Science
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Kilgus, Lawrence; Force, Christina; Powell, Loreen M. – Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, 2016
Teaching business communication can be a challenge as students often have preconceived notions about the usefulness of the course content. The level of instructor challenges include, but are not limited to unmotivated students, low student engagement, and poor class attendance. These challenges may be overcome with the use of web application…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Computer Oriented Programs
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Piedra, Nelson; Chicaiza, Janneth Alexandra; López, Jorge; Tovar, Edmundo – Open Praxis, 2014
The Linked Data initiative is considered as one of the most effective alternatives for creating global shared information spaces, it has become an interesting approach for discovering and enriching open educational resources data, as well as achieving semantic interoperability and re-use between multiple OER repositories. The notion of Linked Data…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Large Group Instruction, Technology Uses in Education
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Malouff, John M.; Emmerton, Ashley J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
This article describes a novel assignment involving students giving a presentation on YouTube about how to apply behavior-modification principles to change a specific type of behavior, chosen by each student. The presentations covered topics such as how to end nail biting and how to reduce anxiety about public speaking. Giving an oral presentation…
Descriptors: Psychology, Online Courses, Electronic Publishing, Behavior Modification
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Edmiston, Dawn – Marketing Education Review, 2014
The recent global economic crisis has created a hypercompetitive job market in which students have struggled to attain positions in fields related to their disciplines. In an effort to provide students with tools to achieve career success, this paper outlines the elements for "Developing POP! A Professional Online Presence." This…
Descriptors: Marketing, Business Administration Education, College Instruction, Instructional Innovation
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Impey, C. D.; Hardegree-Ullman, K. K.; Patikkal, A.; Srinathan, A.; Austin, C. L.; Ganesan, N. K.; Guvenen, B. C. – Astronomy Education Review, 2013
A new web site called "Teach Astronomy" (http://www.teachastronomy.com) has been created to serve astronomy instructors and their students, amateur astronomers, and members of the public interested in astronomy. The content includes an online textbook of 400,000 words and 1200 images, 40, 000 articles from "Wikipedia," over…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Science Education, Web Sites, Textbooks
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Ayers, Edward L. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
Twenty years into the transformation initiated by the World Wide Web, this author notes that institutes of higher education have grown accustomed to a head-spinning pace of technological and social change. Innovations that would have amazed us ten years ago are now merely passing news, as transient as a tweet. Music, video, and journalism have…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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Winkel, Brian – PRIMUS, 2013
We describe the use of browsing and searching (in libraries, online, inside sources, at meetings, in abstracts, etc.) as a way to stimulate the teacher of undergraduate mathematics, specifically in differential equations. The approach works in all other areas of mathematics. Browsing can help build new and refreshing teaching materials based on…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Undergraduate Study
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Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper presents the rationale, common practices, challenges, and some personal anecdotes from a journal editor on the production, use, and re-use of peer-reviewed scholarly articles as open educational resources (OER). The scholarly and professional discourse related to open educational resources has largely focused on open learning objects,…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Periodicals, Access to Information, Electronic Publishing
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Stevens, Elizabeth Years – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
The author describes a graduate class she teaches called Perspectives on Literacy and Technology, whose first goal is to provide a space for teachers enrolled in a literacy education MS program to reflect on current theory and research related to digital technologies and literacy. A secondary goal is to foster their use of "cutting-edge"…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Educational Technology, Graduate Study
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McFall, Kevin Stanley; Morgan, Kate – Communication Teacher, 2013
The authors describe an assignment in which first-year university students develop a sense of community by discussing personally relevant topics via the shared experience enabled by the social media tools Twitter and Paper.li. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Cultural Awareness, First Year Seminars, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Hanstein, Andrea – Community College Journal, 2013
For nearly as long as students, teachers, and community members have been adopting social media--more than a decade--community college leaders have sought ways to harness the power of online applications to improve fundraising and advocacy efforts. Dedicated Facebook pages and Twitter feeds were among the most logical starting points--if a college…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Colleges, Fund Raising, Social Networks
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Sampson, Demetrios G.; Zervas, Panagiotis – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to present and evaluate a web-based tool, namely ASK-CDM-ECTS, which facilitates authoring and publishing on the web descriptions of (open) academic courses in machine-readable format using an application profile of the Course Description Metadata (CDM) specification, namely CDM-ECTS. Design/methodology/approach: The paper…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Profiles, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Prescott, Sarah – Journal of Chemical Education, 2013
A novel course using green chemistry as the context to teach general chemistry fundamentals was designed, implemented and is described here. The course design included an active learning approach, with major course graded components including a weekly blog entry, exams, and a semester project that was disseminated by wiki and a public symposium.…
Descriptors: College Science, Organic Chemistry, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning
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