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Belamaric Wilsey, Biljana – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Studies of informal language learning and self-instruction with online materials have recently come into prominence. However, those studies are predominantly focused on more commonly taught languages and there is a gap in the literature on less commonly taught languages (LCTL), precisely the languages that are often studied outside of formal…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Informal Education, Independent Study, Slavic Languages
Moss, Michael D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated factors that influence the extent and type of information job seekers reveal about themselves when using social networking to search for employment opportunities and advance their careers. It examined how user concerns regarding privacy influence the level of content they provide and their interactions with fellow community…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Job Applicants, Social Media, Privacy
Rege, Sumita – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The growing ubiquity of the Internet has changed the way we conduct many of our meaningful activities, occupations, today. Despite the changes in technology, human needs haven't changed as radically, we still need connection, involvement, information and avenues of expression, but what has changed are the myriad ways in which we do those things.…
Descriptors: Electronic Journals, Web Sites, Internet, Occupational Information
Alexander, Rodney T. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Teenage Internet users are the fastest growing segment in the Internet user population. These teenagers are at risk of sexual assault from Internet predators. This phenomenological study explored teacher and counselors' perceptions of how to prevent this sexual assault. Twenty-five teacher and counselor participants were interviewed. A…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Internet, Safety
Germain, Carol Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Citation is a highly valued practice in the academic community. This mechanism supports an author's ideas, theories, and research; it acknowledges the scholarly contributions of others; and integrates academic works to enrich scholarly communication. Well-constructed citations, in addition to providing the appropriate bibliographic information…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations
Kim, Yong-Mi – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In recent years, tags have become a standard feature on a diverse range of sites on the Web, accompanying blog posts, photos, videos, and online news stories. Tags are descriptive terms attached to Internet resources. Despite the rapid adoption of tagging, how people use tags during the search process is not well understood. There is little…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites
Koh, Kyungwon – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Contemporary young people are engaged in a variety of information behaviors, such as information seeking, using, sharing, and creating. The ways youth interact with information have transformed in the shifting digital information environment; however, relatively little empirical research exists and no theoretical framework adequately explains…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Programming Languages, Young Adults, Information Seeking
Kuehn, Kathleen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Over the past few years, content developers searching for new markets have found a potentially lucrative consumer base in local and location-based services as new media platforms have begun to "expand" their focus to hyper-local place-based communities. This shift to "local 2.0" has given birth to "local listing sites," an emerging social medium…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Business, Discourse Analysis, Social Networks
Pickard, Anna Marlene Graves – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Today's educators face the unprecedented challenge of increasing achievement for all students. One response has been to increase and improve parent involvement and school-to-home communication through the use of school websites. The quantitative section of this study analyzed the readability grade level of the website as it relates to state test…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Readability, Language Arts, Parent Participation
Spear Ellinwood, Karen Courtenay – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explores the web-navigation practices of adult learners in higher education and re-conceptualizes the concept of the organizing circumstance of self-managed learning, originated by Spear and Mocker (1984). The theoretical framework draws on funds of knowledge theory from a cultural historical perspective and elaborates a Vygotskian…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Learning Experience, Internet
McDonald, Aleecia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As more people seek the benefits of going online, more people are exposed to privacy risks from their time online. With a largely unregulated Internet, self-determination about privacy risks must be feasible for people from all walks of life. Yet in many cases decisions are either not obvious or not accessible. As one example, privacy policies are…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Economic Research, Risk, Internet
Davis, Blair J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Eating disorders (EDs) are a serious problem in the U.S. due to their rise in prevalence during the 20th century and high morbidity and mortality rates. A relatively new, controversial phenomenon, "pro-Ana" (pro-anorexia) and "pro-Mia" (pro-bulimia) Web sites, came to the public's attention around 2000. These sites are created by and for people…
Descriptors: Web Sites, College Students, Eating Disorders, Internet
Husain, Mary E. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The present study examines the impact of media and the Neoconservative movement on academic freedom in higher education in the United States post 9/11 era. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, much media coverage focused on the Middle East. In addition to traditional news sources, new Internet based outlets emerged. Some of these websites were…
Descriptors: Mass Media Role, Political Attitudes, Internet, Web Sites
Kramer-Duffield, Jacob – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Context: This dissertation examines beliefs and uses regarding tagging among current undergraduate students, and examines the ecology of communications practice and implications for formation and maintenance of identity within the population. Currently enrolled undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill formed the population for examination. …
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Audiences, Interviews, Social Networks
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
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