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Rolfe, Vivien – Open Praxis, 2016
For those receiving funding from the UK HEFCE-funded Open Educational Resource Programme (2009-2012), the sustainability of project outputs was one of a number of essential goals. Our approach for the hosting and distribution of health and life science open educational resources (OER) was based on the utilisation of the WordPress.org blogging…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resource Units, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Chusavitina, Galina Nikolaevna; Zerkina, Natalya Nikolaevna; ?hernova, Elena Vladimirovna; Kolobova, Olga Leonidovna; Nazarova, Olga Borisovna – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2016
In the information society Internet technologies provide not only positive information and psychological impact but negative and destructive one either. The lack of attention to the problems of prevention and correction of destructive information impact on young students in higher education institutions negatively affects the development of…
Descriptors: Internet, College Students, Young Adults, Psychology
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Kosaretskii, S. G.; Chernyshova, D. V. – Russian Education and Society, 2013
Improving the involvement of families in the lives of school students in Russia can be achieved through the use of electronic communication, but only if teachers and parents are given the knowledge and motivation that are necessary to make greater use of the Internet.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Family School Relationship, Internet
Zamorshchikova, Lena; Egorova, Olga; Popova, Marina – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2011
This paper discusses recent uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in fostering Internet-based projects for learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) at the Faculty of Foreign Languages in Yakutsk State University, Russia. It covers the authors' experiences integrating distance education and creating educational resources…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, English (Second Language)
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Zherebin, V. M.; Ermakova, N. A.; Makhrova, O. N. – Russian Education and Society, 2010
The current state of the economy in the developed countries make it possible to characterize them using concepts and terms such as the postindustrial society, the new economy, the service economy, the creative economy, the posteconomic society, the information society, the knowledge society, and the consumer society. Among these terms and…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Purchasing, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Solodnikov, V. V.; Chkanikova, A. M. – Russian Education and Society, 2009
In Russia, sociologists do not have reliable statistical data as to the number of same-sex unions and the number of children being brought up in these families, and non-Russian studies on the topic are flawed and misleading. Russians are said to be antagonistic to the idea of children being raised in same-sex households. People are concerned over…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Foreign Countries, Sexual Identity, Internet
Nemtsova, Anna – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Vladislav Zakharevich, head of the newly established Southern Federal University, has gained a reputation as an innovator while leading one of the four component institutions of Southern Federal. Touring the campuses under his care, he found laboratory equipment so worn down as to be nearly useless; dormitories with broken toilets and infested by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Laboratory Equipment, Dormitories, Foreign Countries