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Baldwin, Kristi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditionally, professional development for technology integration has been insufficient or ineffective for supporting changes in classroom practice. This study examined the professional development experiences of secondary school teachers in South Dakota related to educational technology in order to determine core content area teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Participation, Technology Integration
Gattegno, Eliot Aron – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In today's world of too much information, context--not content--is king. This proposal is for the development of an unparalleled sonic analysis tool that converts audio files into musical score notation and a Web site (API) to collect manage and preserve information about the musical sounds analyzed, as well as music scores, videos, and articles…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Music, Search Engines, Musical Instruments
Goldman, James L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Collaboration tools based on World Wide Web technologies now enable and encourage large groups of people who do not previously know one another, and who may share no other affiliation, to work together cooperatively and often anonymously on large information projects such as online encyclopedias and complex websites. Making use of information…
Descriptors: Expertise, Intelligence, Encyclopedias, Citations (References)
Jones, M. Cameron – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The means of producing information and the infrastructure for disseminating it are constantly changing. The web mobilizes information in electronic formats, making it easier to copy, modify, remix, and redistribute. This has changed how information is produced, distributed, and used. People are not just consuming information; they are actively…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Development, Programming, Information Dissemination
Fahser-Herro, Danielle C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The increasing gap between students at-home and in-school use of the Internet has been widely documented by researchers across many disciplines. After reviewing literature suggesting (1) students' online practices outside of school are significantly social, meaningful, and markedly different than opportunities afforded in school, and (2) research…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Classrooms
Aborisade, Olubunmi P. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The use of technology and media modalities in digital technologies in today's media has created a new form of journalism. While some call it citizen-reporting, some dub it we media, or participatory news reporting. The new press evolves with the engagement of ordinary citizens in news gathering and distribution. Apart from helping to enhance the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizen Participation, Handheld Devices, Influence of Technology
Donnelly, Brian Francis – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The convergence of innovations in digital technologies and expanding global internet connectivity has given rise to an emerging field of study identified as Digital Media and Learning (DML). (Davidson and Goldberg, 2009; Gee, 2009; Ito, Horst and Bittanti, 2008; Jenkins and Purushotma, 2008). In describing his work for the MacArthur Foundation's…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Learning Strategies, Internet
Liu, Jiahui – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The web is a rich and diverse information source with incredible amounts of information about all kinds of subjects in various forms. This information source affords great opportunity to build systems that support users in their work and everyday lives. To help users explore information on the web, web search systems should find information that…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Web Sites, Search Engines, Information Systems
Coste, Rosemarie L. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The surface-level experience of hypertextuality as formless and unbounded, blurring boundaries among texts and between readers and writers, is created by a deep structure which is not normally presented to readers and which, like the ultrastructure of living cells, defines and controls texts' nature and functions. Most readers, restricted to…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Internet, Reader Text Relationship, Differences
Shen, Warren H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This dissertation studies information extraction (IE), the problem of extracting structured information from unstructured data. Example IE tasks include extracting person names from news articles, product information from e-commerce Web pages, street addresses from emails, and names of emerging music bands from blogs. IE is all increasingly…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Access to Information, Data Processing, Pattern Recognition
Green, Mary Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to find out if students were utilizing Web 2.0 applications. Since the applications in question are often employed by the media industry, the study aspired to find out if students majoring in mass communication and journalism utilized the applications more often than other students. The "digital divide" is a term used…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Ethnicity, Journalism Education, Access to Computers
Thoms, Brian – ProQuest LLC, 2009
In this dissertation I examine the design, construction and implementation of an online blog ratings and user recommender system for the Claremont Conversation Online (CCO). In line with constructivist learning models and practical information systems (IS) design, I implemented a blog ratings system (a system that can be extended to allow for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Internet, Web Sites
Woods-Wilson, Cyndy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Learners become at-risk of failure for myriad reasons. Absenteeism and the resulting missed learning is one major reason students become at-risk of failure. Learners consistently in the classroom often participate in conversations about the relevance and/or application of the lessons but high absenteeism, coupled with frequent moves, means losing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography, Computer Mediated Communication
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