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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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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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Keng, Tan Chin; Ching, Yeoh Kah – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The use of web applications has become a trend in many disciplines including education. In view of the influence of web application in education, this study examines web application technologies that could enhance undergraduates' learning experiences, with focus on Quantity Surveying (QS) and Information Technology (IT) undergraduates. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
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Melki, Jad P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The role of new media in the Arab uprisings and the news of widespread surveillance of digital and mobile media have triggered a renewed interest in Arab audiences research, particularly as it pertains to these audiences' critical abilities and digital media literacy competencies. Taken for granted have been Arab youth's widespread use of social…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Arabs, Audiences
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Sandlin, Jean Kelso; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including student-written blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students' perceptions of social media authenticity…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Student Recruitment, College Admission
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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
Baptista Nunes, Miguel, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal July 15-19, 2014). The e-Learning 2014 conference aims to address the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison; Scapin, Rafael – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This article briefly reviews the history of assistive technologies in American and Canadian postsecondary education starting in the 1990s, discusses the accessibility of e-learning and information and communication technologies (ICTs) currently popular in postsecondary education, and highlights emerging trends. Increasing use of universal design…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Disabilities
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Woodley, Carolyn; Silvestri, Michel – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
Students' imprudent use of social media might threaten their employability and undermine their emerging professional identities. Most professions acknowledge that any benefits of social media must be balanced against its potential to negatively affect workers' professional lives and the public trust. Professional bodies have developed social media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Computer Use
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Kim, Kyung-Sun; Sin, Sei-Ching Joanna; Yoo-Lee, Eun Young – College & Research Libraries, 2014
Social media have become increasingly popular among different user groups. Although used for social purposes, some social media platforms (such as Wikipedia) have been emerging as important information sources. Focusing on undergraduate students, a survey was conducted to investigate the following: (1) which social media platforms are used as…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Undergraduate Students, Information Sources, Student Surveys
Beverly, Jason Antwuan – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Colleges and universities throughout this world are realizing the importance of engaging in and building mutually-beneficial relationships with their key publics through social media. The introduction of the microblogging tool known as Twitter extends the use of social media in higher education, beyond the classroom, and into the realm of public…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Electronic Publishing, Higher Education
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Lewis, Bex; Rush, David – Research in Learning Technology, 2013
This article presents the results of a case study of the use of a microblogging tool by a university academic to increase their knowledge and experience of social media for educational purposes. The academic had the role of digital steward in a university and attempted to use microblogging (Twitter) to increase professional contacts within the…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Collier, Shartriya; Foley, Brian; Moguel, David; Barnard, Ian – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2013
The need for the effective development of digital literacies pervades every aspect of instruction in contemporary classrooms. As a result, teacher candidates must be equipped to draw upon a variety of literacies in order to tap into the complex social worlds of their future pupils. The Write for Your Life Project was designed to strengthen…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Media Literacy, Writing Skills, Social Networks
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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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Carr, Caleb T.; Zube, Paul; Dickens, Eric; Hayter, Carolyn A.; Barterian, Justin A. – Communication Education, 2013
To explore the integration of education processes into social media, we tested an initial model of student learning via interactive web tools and theorized three sources of influence: interpersonal, intrapersonal, and masspersonal. Three-hundred thirty-seven students observed an online lecture and then completed a series of scales. Structural…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Social Networks
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