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Beis, Christina A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
In this brief article, University of Dayton Discovery Services Librarian Christina Beis describes how she manages the life cycle of electronic resources which includes access, discovery, assessment and problem resolution. Adoption and development of new workflows is essential to the success of this newly created position. Beis describes how she…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, 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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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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Hulsizer, Heidi – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2016
Videos have been used in classrooms for decades, but student-produced video has recently become a viable, economical option to enhance learning. Students were asked to create videos to be used for their exam review in two different undergraduate mathematics courses: Differential Equation and Complex Analysis. Students were then surveyed about…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Video Technology
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Staub, Timo; Hodel, Thomas – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This paper considers Wikipedia and collaborative editing in general: what is Wikipedia, how does it work as a collaborative editing project? Who publishes there, how do these people collaborate, is there a hierarchy among them? And what about Wikipedia quality control: is it efficient, how good is the factual quality of the content? Can Wikipedia…
Descriptors: Internet, Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Editing
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Yavich, Roman; Druckman, Eran – Journal of International Education Research, 2016
This paper focuses on students' reading habits--whether traditional reading habits (print books) or modern reading habits (using a computer screen). We review the changes in students' reading habits over time, as part of other global changes, and explore whether corresponding digital pedagogies have evolved to address these changes. We examine…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Printed Materials, Nonprint Media
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Chawinga, Winner Dominic – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2016
It is understood that microblogging (tweeting) which is a form of Web 2.0, has been a centre of attraction in some institutions of higher education. However, despite its hype and pomp as reported by some scholars in developed countries, integration of Twitter in a classroom environment in developing countries is just beginning to flourish. In…
Descriptors: Social Media, Electronic Publishing, Course Content, Foreign Countries
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Cohen, Anat; Reisman, Sorel; Sperling, Barbra Bied – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Learning object repositories are a shared, open and public space; however, the possibility and ability of personal expression in an open, global, public space is crucial. The aim of this study is to explore personal spaces in a big learning object repository as a facilitator for adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) into teaching practices…
Descriptors: Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Access to Information, Information Storage
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Neira-Piñeiro, María del Rosario – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
This paper describes two innovative experiences with ICT in teacher training by means of the development of two blogs about children's and young adults' literature. The study of both activities shows the usefulness of blogs in higher education and their contribution to the linguistic and literary training of future teachers. The results show that…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Electronic Journals, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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DiBella, Karen S.; Williams, Kimberly G. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Technology has certainly altered the landscape in which students learn today. The use of technology in today's classrooms is continually increasing as educators seek ways to engage learners and maximize learning potential. Incorporating Web 2.0 tools into the classroom can not only encourage collaboration among learners, but also provide a way for…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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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
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Chen, Yong – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2014
MOOCs (massive open online course) is a disruptive innovation and a current buzzword in higher education. However, the discussion of MOOCs is disparate, fragmented, and distributed among different outlets. Systematic, extensively published research on MOOCs is unavailable. This paper adopts a novel method called blog mining to analyze MOOCs. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Online Searching, Electronic Publishing
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Peters, Pam; Smith, Adam; Middledorp, Jenny; Karpin, Anne; Sin, Samantha; Kilgore, Alan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
This paper describes a terminological approach to the teaching and learning of fundamental concepts in foundation tertiary units in Statistics and Accounting, using an online dictionary-style resource (TermFinder) with customised "termbanks" for each discipline. Designed for independent learning, the termbanks support inquiring students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accounting, Statistics
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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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Ayers, Edward L. – EDUCAUSE Review, 2013
Twenty years into the transformation initiated by the World Wide Web, this author notes that institutes of higher education have grown accustomed to a head-spinning pace of technological and social change. Innovations that would have amazed us ten years ago are now merely passing news, as transient as a tweet. Music, video, and journalism have…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Higher Education, Electronic Libraries, Electronic Publishing
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