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Heafner, Tina L.; Triplett, Nicholas; Handler, Laura; Massey, Dixie – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
Current events influence public interest and drive Internet word searches. For over a decade, linguists and dictionary publishers have analyzed big data from Internet word searches to designate "Words of the Year" (WsOY). In this study, we examine how WsOY can foster critical digital literacy and illuminate essential aspects of inquiry…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Social Studies, Internet, Computer Literacy
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Suárez-Perdomo, Arminda; Byrne, Sonia; Rodrigo, Maria-José – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The quality of the online resources for parents offering access to open knowledge has hardly received attention despite their increasing number. This paper provides a framework to examine the ethical and content quality of parenting resources. The ethical criteria were based on "the Health on the Net" (HON) framework whereas the content…
Descriptors: Ethics, Information Sources, Child Rearing, Web Sites
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Carrier, Nathalie – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Within the wider education industry, a large quantity of ideas, practices and products are routinely promoted as useful innovations. These innovations span many forms such as software applications, open source courseware, online learning platforms and web 2.0 technologies. Coupled with this promotion, there is increasing interest and…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices, Internet
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Yadav, Rajan; Tiruwa, Anurag; Suri, Pradeep Kumar – Journal of International Education in Business, 2017
Purpose: The growing use of internet-based learning (IBL) platforms in institutions of higher education is producing profound changes in the traditional teaching learning process worldwide. This paper aims to identify and understand the ways in which higher education institutions draw benefits by the use of such means, synthesizing the literature…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Higher Education
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Borba, Marcelo C.; Askar, Petek; Engelbrecht, Johann; Gadanidis, George; Llinares, Salvador; Aguilar, Mario Sánchez – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
In this literature survey we focus on identifying recent advances in research on digital technology in the field of mathematics education. To conduct the survey we have used internet search engines with keywords related to mathematics education and digital technology and have reviewed some of the main international journals, including the ones in…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Mathematics Education, Influence of Technology
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Grifenhagen, Jill F.; Barnes, Erica M.; Collins, Molly F.; Dickinson, David K. – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
Decades of research have identified features of classrooms and teachers' talk that are associated with children's language growth. Unfortunately, much of this work has not yet translated to widespread practice in early childhood classrooms. Given the important contributions that early language development makes to later academic achievement,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Educational Research
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Avello Martínez, Raidell; Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Publication of research, innovation, challenges and successes is of critical importance to the evolution of more effective distance education programming. Publication in peer reviewed journal format is the most prestigious and the most widespread form of dissemination in education and most other disciplines, thus the importance of understanding…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Citation Analysis, Bibliometrics, Distance Education
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Test, David W.; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Diegelmann, Karen; Hitt, Sara Beth; Bethune, Lauren – Exceptional Children, 2015
The use of evidence-based practices has become a focus in education since the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act reauthorization of 2004 required using practices based on scientific research to improve student outcomes. Although many teachers may not have the time or expertise to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Information Sources, Identification, Best Practices
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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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Chen, Yong; He, Wu – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes a survey of online learning which attempts to determine online learning providers' awareness of potential security risks and the protection measures that will diminish them. The authors use a combination of two methods: blog mining and a traditional literature search. The findings indicate that, while scholars have…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Risk, Online Courses, Electronic Publishing
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Izci, Kemal; Barrow, Lloyd H.; Thornhill, Erica – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
The purpose of this study was (a) to evaluate ten online periodic table sources for their accuracy and (b) to compare the types of information and links provided to users. Limited studies have been reported on online periodic table (Diener and Moore 2011; Slocum and Moore in "J Chem Educ" 86(10):1167, 2009). Chemistry students'…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Tables (Data), Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Panigabutra-Roberts, Anchalee – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2012
This second part of a two-part series is a survey of U.S. government web resources on human trafficking in the United States, particularly of the online publications and data included on agencies' websites. Overall, the goal is to provide an introduction, an overview, and a guide on this topic for library staff to use in their research and…
Descriptors: Internet, Library Personnel, Crime, Federal Government
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Jancarik, Antonin; Jancarikova, Katerina – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2010
Wiki tools, which became known mainly thanks to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, represent quite a new phenomenon on the Internet. The work presented here deals with three areas connected to a possible use of wiki tools for the preparation of an e-learning course. To what extent does Wikipedia.com contain terms necessary for scientific lectures at the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Web Sites, Editing
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Minocha, Shailey – Education & Training, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of literature on the role of Web 2.0 or social software tools in education. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is a critical and comprehensive review of a range of literature sources (until January 2009) addressing the various issues related to the educator's perspective of pedagogical…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Teaching Methods, Computer Software