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Kaul, Manfred; Kless, André; Bonne, Thorsten; Rieke, Almut – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Almost unnoticed by the e-learning community, the underlying technology of the WWW is undergoing massive technological changes on all levels these days. In this paper we draw the attention to the emerging game changer and discuss the consequences for online learning. In our e-learning project "Work & Study", funded by the German…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Technological Advancement, Internet, Foreign Countries
Herlo, Dorin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
In initial teacher training, the call to use IT tools, and to integrate them into the virtual learning space, is not conjectural but is an example of introducing new technologies in the complexity of educational sciences. For this reason we approached the use of new technologies in the courses and seminars of subjects from the curriculum of…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Technology Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration
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Lai, Shu-Li – Research-publishing.net, 2015
A number of studies have suggested the potentials of corpus tools in vocabulary learning. However, there are still some concerns. Corpus tools might be too complicated to use; example sentences retrieved from corpus tools might be too difficult to understand; processing large number of sample sentences could be challenging and time-consuming;…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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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
Fominykh, Mikhail; Prasolova-Forland, Ekaterina; Divitini, Monica – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
Creativity can be applied to every domain of knowledge and must be seen as an important competence. Supporting social creativity across different domains and disciplines in learning communities is an important part of collaborative process in both university education and in the context of large-scale international projects. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, Computer Simulation, Social Systems
Owston, Ron; Lupshenyuk, Denys; Wideman, Herb – Online Submission, 2011
Many higher education institutions are now digitally capturing lectures in courses and making them available on the web for students to view anytime and in anyplace. This study is an attempt to understand the relationship between student perceptions of lecture capture and academic performance in large undergraduate courses where the practice is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Urban Education, Lecture Method
Seifert, Kelvin – Online Submission, 2010
Even though introductory educational psychology is a widespread feature of preservice teacher education, instructors of this course generally learn to teach the course in isolation from each other--a circumstance that limits the effectiveness of this course. The traditional strategies of professional development are conducting research about the…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Professional Development
Mirny, A.; Wiske, M. S.; Joo, J.; Cunningham, G.; Daniels, D.; Farid, A. B.; Gordon, F.; Madani, R.; Nissen, S. C. – Online Submission, 2010
A year-long collaborative action research project used networked technologies to connect researchers at a university-based online professional development program and a group of practitioner researchers based in a range of schools and educational agencies in several countries. They studied the process and effects of online professional development…
Descriptors: Action Research, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Professional Development