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Smith, Shannon D.; Caruso, Judith Borreson – EDUCAUSE, 2010
This document presents the key findings from "The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2010". Since 2004, the annual ECAR (EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research) study of undergraduate students and information technology has sought to shed light on how information technology affects the college experience. We…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Ownership, Focus Groups
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Aldrich, Alan W. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
The convergence of web-enabled smartphones, the applications designed for smartphone interfaces, and cloud computing is rapidly changing how people interact with each other and with their environments. The commercial sector has taken the lead in creating mobile websites that leverage the capacities of smartphones, and the academic community has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Internet, Handheld Devices
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Ramirez, Alex; Hine, Michael; J.; Ji, Shaobo; Ulbrich, Frank; Riordan, Rob – Learning Inquiry, 2009
This article investigates the relationship of learning and its infrastructure using Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate the acquisition of skills needed to succeed in a global economy. We explore the learning phenomenon as a way to bring forward a process of continuous improvement supported by social software. We use a commonly accepted definition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Creativity
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Cahill, Kay – Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the work undertaken by Vancouver Public Library (VPL) in an effort to convert its website into a true virtual branch, both through the functionality of the website itself and by extending its web presence on to external social networking sites. Design/methodology/approach: VPL worked with its…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Public Libraries, Library Services, Electronic Libraries