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Larkin, Patrick – Educational Leadership, 2013
School leaders need to look beyond the hyped stories of social media being misused by teenagers. They must begin thoughtfully using tools like Twitter and Facebook to help their students gain skills and to reach out to their communities. Larkin, principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts and a well-known advocate for technology in…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Publishing
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Fessakis, Georgios; Dimitracopoulou, Angelique; Palaiodimos, Aggelos – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
This paper presents empirical research results regarding the impact of Interaction Analysis (IA) graphs on groups of students collaborating through online blogging according to a "learning by design" scenario. The IA graphs used are of two categories; the first category summarizes quantitatively the activity of the users for each blog,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Majors, College Students, Social Networks
Patrut, Bogdan; Patrut, Monica; Cmeciu, Camelia – IGI Global, 2013
As web applications play a vital role in our society, social media has emerged as an important tool in the creation and exchange of user-generated content and social interaction. The benefits of these services have entered in the educational areas to become new means by which scholars communicate, collaborate and teach. Social Media and the New…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, School Holding Power, Interpersonal Relationship
Norman, Scott W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In this study, I explored the overall efficacy of the Master of Science in Educational Leadership/ Administration (MSEL/A) program at Florida State University (FSU), by taking a closer look at the introductory course, Practicum in Educational Leadership (the Practicum), as well as the final assessment, the student e-portfolio. The MSEL/A at FSU is…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Practicums, Content Analysis, Masters Programs
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
These proceedings contain the papers of the IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2013), October 22-24, 2013, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS), co-organized by The University of North Texas (UNT), sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Cognitive Processes, Learning Processes, Short Term Memory
Wanucha, Meghan; Hofschire, Linda – Library Research Service, 2013
In 2008, researchers at the Library Research Service (LRS) undertook the "U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies" study, with the intent to document the use of various Internet technologies on the websites of public libraries throughout the nation (Lietzau, 2009). The results of that study set a baseline for the adoption…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Libraries
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Freeman, A.; Ifenthaler, D.; Vardaxis, N. – New Media Consortium, 2013
The "Technology Outlook Australian Tertiary Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Regional Analysis" reflects a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and Open Universities Australia to help inform Australian educational leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Consortia
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Alias, Norlidah; Rahman, Mohd. Nazri Abdul; Siraj, Saedah; Ibrahim, Ruslina – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2013
Homeschooling in Malaysia is a form of alternative education that emphasizes quality education based on moral values and belief in strengthening family ties. The purpose of this study is to produce a model of homeschooling technology-based learning activities in Malaysia as a guideline to improve the quality of education, curriculum and organize…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Technology Uses in Education, Social Networks
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Chan, Chitat – Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 2013
An extraordinary large-scale student movement in Hong Kong successfully forced the government to withdraw a patriotic education proposal in 2012. The student group has attracted serious scrutiny from the pro-government camp because of the students' unusually young age and remarkable mobilising power. This study aims to explore the community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Activism, Patriotism
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Kashani, Hajar; Mahmud, Rosnaini Binti; Kalajahi, Seyed Ali Rezvani – English Language Teaching, 2013
In today's world, there are lots of methods in language teaching in general and teaching writing in particular. Using two different tools in writing essays and conducting a study to compare the effectiveness of these two tools namely blog and pen-and-paper was the basis of this study. This study used a quantitative true experimental design aimed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing (Composition), Essays, Writing Skills
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Wu, Pin-Hsiang Natalie; Marek, Michael W. – Journal of Education and Learning, 2013
This study presents and discusses results from an EFL second language literature program in which the instructional design included a team teaching scheme, blended learning practice, and computer-mediated peer-interaction. The team teaching plan used a Mandarin speaking English teacher and a Native English-speaking teacher collaborating and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Barriers, Team Teaching
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Omidian, Faranak; Seifi Maleki, A.M. Masoomeh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
The Internet has increasingly influenced the information-seeking behavior of students in higher education over the past few decades. The mass availability of information on the web has seen significant changes in the electronic information needs, information retrieval, and communication patterns (information seeking behavior) of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Internet, Online Searching
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McWhorter, Rochell R.; Delello, Julie A.; Roberts, Paul B.; Raisor, Cindy M.; Fowler, Debra A. – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2013
Higher education is mandated to document student learning outcomes and ePortfolios have been offered as a panacea for assessment, evaluation, and accreditation. However, the student voice regarding the value students construct from building and utilizing web-based electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) in higher education has been sparse or…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Internet, Undergraduate Students
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Nwagwu, Williams E. – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2013
Building open access in Africa is imperative not only for African scholars and researchers doing scientific research but also for the expansion of the global science and technology knowledgebase. This paper examines the structure of homegrown initiatives, and observes very low level of awareness prevailing in the higher educational institutions…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Electronic Publishing, Scientific Research, Incentives
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Cho, Allan – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2013
Although still a relatively new technology with less than 10 years of history, YouTube's extensive reach and integration in mainstream society as well as lifelong learning habits of online users cannot be understated. This article examines how the YouTube collection at the University of British Columbia Library's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Foreign Countries
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