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Islam, Mohammad Shahedul; Rahman, Mohammad Shamsur; Haque, Enamul – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
Information and Communication Technology plays an increasingly important role in the lives of learners around the world. The opportunity to seek information through computer has made reading an important language skill. In this hi-tech era, students of undergraduate programs should have high reading ability to comprehend knowledge available online…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Stevens, Gemma; O'Donnell, Victoria L.; Williams, Lynn – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2015
This paper discusses the ethical issues faced in undertaking research about the role of learning in the subjective experience of chronic illness, where data were taken from social media. Drawing on psychology and education, this paper discusses the ways in which authors from these disciplines are laying the groundwork for legitimate online…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Educational Research, Electronic Learning, Ethics
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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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McGowan, Matthew K.; Stephens, Paul R. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2015
The past ten years have seen an increase in the number of ways students can acquire textbooks. The traditional purchase of printed textbooks from the campus bookstore still exists, but now students can purchase e-books, buy online, or rent from either the campus bookstore or from an online provider. This research is an exploratory study of college…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Textbooks, Purchasing
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Melki, Jad P. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
The role of new media in the Arab uprisings and the news of widespread surveillance of digital and mobile media have triggered a renewed interest in Arab audiences research, particularly as it pertains to these audiences' critical abilities and digital media literacy competencies. Taken for granted have been Arab youth's widespread use of social…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Media Literacy, Arabs, Audiences
Baughman, M. Sue, Ed. – Association of Research Libraries, 2015
"Research Library Issues" ("RLI") focuses on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries. The articles explore issues, share information, pose critical questions, and provide examples. This issue includes the following articles: (1) Issue on the Transformation of Scholarly Communications…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Communication (Thought Transfer), Educational History, Periodicals
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Li, Shuai, Ed.; Swanson, Peter, Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
Web 2.0 technologies, open source software platforms, and mobile applications have transformed teaching and learning of second and foreign languages. Language teaching has transitioned from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered approach through the use of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and new teaching approaches.…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Technology Integration, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
Connaway, Lynn Silipigni; Faniel, Ixchel M. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2014
This report suggests that Shiyali Ramamrita Ranganathan's "Five Laws of Library Science" can be reordered and reinterpreted to reflect today's library resources and services, as well as the behaviors that people demonstrate when engaging with them. Although authors Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway and Associate Research…
Descriptors: Library Science, Library Materials, Library Services, Librarians
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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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Malouff, John M.; Emmerton, Ashley J. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2014
This article describes a novel assignment involving students giving a presentation on YouTube about how to apply behavior-modification principles to change a specific type of behavior, chosen by each student. The presentations covered topics such as how to end nail biting and how to reduce anxiety about public speaking. Giving an oral presentation…
Descriptors: Psychology, Online Courses, Electronic Publishing, Behavior Modification
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Gillespie-Lynch, Kristen; Kapp, Steven K.; Shane-Simpson, Christina; Smith, David Shane; Hutman, Ted – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
An online survey compared the perceived benefits and preferred functions of computer-mediated communication of participants with (N = 291) and without ASD (N = 311). Participants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceived benefits of computer-mediated communication in terms of increased comprehension and control over communication, access to…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Computer Mediated Communication, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Sandlin, Jean Kelso; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including student-written blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students' perceptions of social media authenticity…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Student Recruitment, College Admission
Sekeres, Diane Carver; Coiro, Julie; Castek, Jill; Guzniczak, Lizabeth A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
Digital information sources can form the basis of effective inquiry-based learning if teachers construct the information and exercises in ways that will promote collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Daud, Md Yusoff; Khalid, Fariza – International Education Studies, 2014
The integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into education is one of the main approaches to fostering twenty-first century skills in teaching and learning processes. It is therefore vital to emphasize the integration of ICT into the university-level training of pre-service teachers, in order for them to effectively facilitate…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Student Attitudes
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Kingsley, Tara; Tancock, Susan – Reading Teacher, 2014
This article showcases the online research and comprehension competencies students will need to successfully engage with Internet Inquiry. The Common Core State Standards, the research on new literacies skills, and the future of technology-based assessments require educators to fully take on the challenges of meaningfully embedding and supporting…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Internet, Technology Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing
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