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Rosario, Ryan Robert – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Text classification typically performs best with large training sets, but short texts are very common on the World Wide Web. Can we use resampling and data augmentation to construct larger texts using similar terms? Several current methods exist for working with short text that rely on using external data and contexts, or workarounds. Our focus is…
Descriptors: Classification, Models, Semantics, Electronic Publishing
Ravenscroft, Matthew D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Digital textbooks are replacing print books in school districts across the United States due to their adaptability for students with special needs, enhanced student interest, and lower cost. This is also true in the rural state of West Virginia which lags the U.S. in broadband Internet saturation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Carraher, Joan M. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
1:1 Laptop initiatives continue to grow throughout Nebraska schools. There are many questions regarding their effectiveness in improving student learning, justifications for expenses, and the process to guide such an initiative. The purpose of this case study was to explore students' perceptions of academic self-efficacy and self-regulation while…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes, Grade 8
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
Ezell, Diana – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to measure the self-directed learning of educators and explore the differences between and among the variables of age, level of education, position, school district ratings, levels of poverty and affluence, and gender. The Survey of Adult Learning Traits (SALT) authored by Hogg was used as the instrument to measure…
Descriptors: Learning Readiness, Learner Controlled Instruction, Predictor Variables, Age Differences
Weider, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The city and school system in this research project is identified with a pseudonym as City X. This doctoral project, "Online publishing and authentic audience to improve student writing", is designed as one element of a district wide initiative to improve student writing literacy in the City X Public School district. In City X, as in…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Electronic Publishing, Internet
Oh, Chong Keat – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to the popularity of Web 2.0 and Social Media in the last decade, the percolation of user generated content (UGC) has rapidly increased. In the financial realm, this results in the emergence of virtual investing communities (VIC) to the investing public. There is an on-going debate among scholars and practitioners on whether such UGC contain…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Peer Influence
Zhang, Zhenxue – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Blessed by the Internet age, many online retailers (e.g., Amazon.com) have deployed recommender systems to help their customers identify products that may be of their interest in order to improve cross-selling and enhance customer loyalty. Collaborative Filtering (CF) is the most successful technique among different approaches to generating…
Descriptors: Internet, Retailing, Opinions, Publications
Wester, Aaron Micah – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this quantitative research study was to evaluate and determine if significant associations and linear correlations exist between reader socio-demographics, levels of trust and affinity in online citizen writer news story article content, brand loyalty, and acuity in newspaper organizations transitioning from print to online in a…
Descriptors: Journalism, News Writing, Newspapers, Internet
Erickson, Lisa B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In today's connected world, the reach of the Internet and collaborative social media tools have opened up new opportunities for individuals, regardless of their location, to share their knowledge, expertise, and creativity with others. These tools have also opened up opportunities for organizations to connect with new sources of innovation to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Group Experience
Liebeskind, Kara M. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Children today are surrounded by and immersed in media such that it pervades almost every aspect of their daily lives. The potential effects of media content are of particular interest for elementary school children, who are old enough to use media alone, but too young to fully understand everything they see. One way of enhancing the benefits and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Internet, Handheld Devices, Online Surveys
Zhao, Haifeng – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Social media provide a multitude of opportunities for knowledge contribution and sharing. However, the content reliability issue has caused comprehensive attention, especially on credible social media, such as Wikipedia. Despite Wikipedia's success with the open editing model, dissenting voices give rise to unreliable content due to two…
Descriptors: Conflict, Vandalism, Knowledge Representation, Cooperation
Yang, Jing – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Customer reviews play an important role in today's online shopping environment. Research into customer reviews has largely focused on the predictive effect of review characteristics on variables such as product sales. However, relatively little attention has been directed towards understanding how reviews impact a customer's decision to purchase a…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Publications, Marketing
Allen, Diedre Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to create a valid and reliable survey to measure third through fifth grade students' attitudes toward reading across three mediums: print, e-reader, and Internet. The theoretical framework pulls from self-determination theory and affective models to guide the development of a survey intended for use with intermediate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Li, Xian – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The World Wide Web has been revolutionizing how investors produce and consume information while participating in financial markets. Both the amount of information and the speed it flows around have achieved unprecedented magnitudes. The preeminent change is the growth of investor communities on the social web, which give rise to multidimensional…
Descriptors: Attention, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Social Media
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