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Belo, Rodrigo – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This work comprises studies on the effects of broadband Internet in schools at three different levels: student performance, household Internet adoption, and individual computer and Internet use patterns and skill acquisition. I focus in the case of Portugal, where by 2006 the Portuguese government had completed a major initiative that upgraded the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Internet, Middle School Students
Morris, Jill – ProQuest LLC, 2011
As the culmination of a two-year long Internet ethnographic study of three separate sites, I use examples of women and minorities fighting against discrimination online to explore the power structures inherent to networks and how these might affect classroom practice. I will show how our ordinary assumptions in rhetoric and composition as well as…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Females, Ethnography, Internet
Baldwin, Kristi Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Traditionally, professional development for technology integration has been insufficient or ineffective for supporting changes in classroom practice. This study examined the professional development experiences of secondary school teachers in South Dakota related to educational technology in order to determine core content area teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Participation, Technology Integration
Shadinger, David Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The institutional web site is ubiquitous and has emerged as nearly universal in its utilization as a recruiting and informational tool for the twenty-first century community college. Community colleges have embraced utilization of the Internet through the establishment of institutional web sites containing volumes of information, forms, and links.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Relations, Internet, Web Sites
Roberson, Keith W. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a web-based college awareness program that would aid college-bound students in their search for a college or university that fit their interests. Since there is an increase in computer usage among high school aged students, and there are a very few college awareness programs included in the…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Interests, Rating Scales, Internet
Olive, Geoffrey C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Improving Web accessibility for disabled users visiting a university's Web site is explored following the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act rules for Web page designers to ensure accessibility. The literature supports the view that accessibility is sorely lacking, not only in the USA, but also…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Guidelines, Court Litigation
Craig Rushing, Stephanie Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2010
American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth are disproportionally burdened by high rates of sexually transmitted infections and teen pregnancy, heightening their need for sexual health interventions that are aligned to their unique culture and social context. Media technologies, including the Internet, cell phones, and video games, offer new…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Video Games, American Indians, Alaska Natives
Oliver, Deborah – ProQuest LLC, 2010
WebQuests are increasing in popularity across the country, yet it remains unclear whether WebQuests confer a significant benefit in student content learning. In addition, the perceptions of teachers regarding the classroom value and efficacy of WebQuests in teaching higher level thinking skills are still unclear. The goals of the study were (a) to…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Student Attitudes, Grade 5, Thinking Skills
Robbins, Katherine R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Because research exploring how students with disabilities read and comprehend on the Internet is scarce, a mixed methods study was implemented to determine if Internet Reciprocal Teaching (IRT) is an effective intervention for improving online reading comprehension among seventh grade students with high-incidence disabilities in inclusive…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Self Efficacy, Disabilities, Search Strategies
Green, Mary Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The purpose of this study was to find out if students were utilizing Web 2.0 applications. Since the applications in question are often employed by the media industry, the study aspired to find out if students majoring in mass communication and journalism utilized the applications more often than other students. The "digital divide" is a term used…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Ethnicity, Journalism Education, Access to Computers
Woods-Wilson, Cyndy J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Learners become at-risk of failure for myriad reasons. Absenteeism and the resulting missed learning is one major reason students become at-risk of failure. Learners consistently in the classroom often participate in conversations about the relevance and/or application of the lessons but high absenteeism, coupled with frequent moves, means losing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Ethnography, Computer Mediated Communication