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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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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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Rodriguez-Solano, Carlos; Sánchez-Alonso, Salvador; Sicilia, Miguel-Angel – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Open textbook initiatives have appeared as an alternative to traditional publishing. These initiatives for the production of alternatively copyrighted educational resources provide a way of sharing materials through the Web. While the open model of peer-produced materials enables the global reuse of textbooks, the combination of fragments to…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Copyrights, Educational Resources
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Sankaram, Kamala; Schober, Michael F. – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2015
How do readers who are able to post responses on a political blog ("interactive readers") differ in their navigation and comprehension from "noninteractive" readers who are not empowered to post? In this study, a nonpartisan political blog was populated with news content about the then-upcoming 2012 U.S. presidential election.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Political Issues, Computer Mediated Communication, Comprehension
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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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Gallagher, John R. – Written Communication, 2015
This article investigates the strategies web-writers develop when their audiences respond to them via textual participation. Focusing on three web-writers who want to "continue the conversation," this article identifies five major strategies to accomplish this aim: (a) editing after production, (b) quotation, (c) question posing, (d)…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Internet, Authors, Editing
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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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Benson, Phil – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
It is often observed that the globalization of social media has opened up new opportunities for informal intercultural communication and foreign language learning. This study aims to go beyond this general observation through a case study that explores how discourse analysis tools might be used to uncover evidence of language and intercultural…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Spiller, Lisa; Tuten, Tracy – Journal of Marketing Education, 2015
Modern digital and social media formats have revolutionized marketing measurement, producing an abundance of data, meaningful metrics, new tools, and methodologies. This increased emphasis on metrics in the marketing industry signifies the need for increased quantitative and critical thinking content in our marketing coursework if we are to…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Marketing, Measurement, Data Collection
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Jones, Ann – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015
Conole and Alevizou's social media typology (Conole and Alevizou, 2010) includes amongst its ten categories: media sharing; conversational arenas and chat; social networking and blogging. These are all media with which language learners are increasingly engaging (Lamy and Zourou, 2013). Social networking tools, in particular, which encourage…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Welsh, Informal Education, Learning Strategies
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Keng, Tan Chin; Ching, Yeoh Kah – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The use of web applications has become a trend in many disciplines including education. In view of the influence of web application in education, this study examines web application technologies that could enhance undergraduates' learning experiences, with focus on Quantity Surveying (QS) and Information Technology (IT) undergraduates. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
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Yalman, Murat – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
Parallel to technological developments, numerous new tools are now available for people's use. Societies adapt these tools to their professional lives by learning how to use them. In this way, they try to establish more comfortable working environments. Universities giving vocational education are supposed to teach these new technologies to their…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Palmgren-Neuvonen, Laura; Jaakkola, Maarit; Korkeamäki, Riitta-Liisa – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2015
This article reports a case study on sChOOLtv, an online television for primary and secondary schools that aims to bridge the media gap between in-school and out-of-school learning environments. Contrary to its creators' expectations, the number of published videos has not increased since its establishment. Furthermore, the videos were mostly…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Educational Technology, Educational Media
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Clark, Meredith D. – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2015
This student newsroom ethnography examines the emergent culture and values of a group-created news and information content with a mobile-first focus. Using semi-structured interviews from 12 participants working on a mobile-optimized summer news project, the study provides insights on the work practices of the digital student newsroom. Validated…
Descriptors: Scholastic Journalism, Journalism Education, Electronic Learning, News Writing
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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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