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Vigil-Hayes, Morgan Ashlee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Internet as a networked system has been rendered more complex than ever before as human endpoints are grafted into the system via increasingly pervasive and personalized networked devices. According to the United Nations, the Internet is a transnational enabler of a number of human rights, and as such, access to the Internet has been…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Networks, Social Networks, Access to Information
Oh, Chong Keat – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to the popularity of Web 2.0 and Social Media in the last decade, the percolation of user generated content (UGC) has rapidly increased. In the financial realm, this results in the emergence of virtual investing communities (VIC) to the investing public. There is an on-going debate among scholars and practitioners on whether such UGC contain…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Peer Influence
Johnson, Riley Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This phenomenological ethnographic multi-case study's purpose was to gain insight into experiences of rural junior high History Fair participants as they searched for and evaluated online primary sources. Drawing on the theories of Dewey and Kuhlthau, the study examined how the participants searched the Internet, what strategies they used to…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Junior High School Students, Rural Schools, History
Dinkel, Stephen C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Accurate situational assessment is key to any decision maker and especially crucial in military command and control, air traffic control, and complex system decision making. Endsley described three dependent levels of situational awareness, (1) perception, (2) understanding, and (3) projection. This research was focused on Endsley's…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Semantics, Web Sites, Internet
Wiggins, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Citizen science projects involve the public with scientists in collaborative research. Information and communication technologies for citizen science can enable massive virtual collaborations based on voluntary contributions by diverse participants. As the popularity of citizen science increases, scientists need a more thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Citizen Participation, Observation, Ecology
Li, Pu – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation aims to investigate how advanced information technologies cope with the various demands of disaster response. It consists of three essays on the exploration of micro-blogging and FOSS environments. The first essay looks at the usage of micro-blogging in the aftermath of the massive 2008 China earthquake and explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk Management, Cooperation, News Reporting
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
Shaheen, Amer N. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This research investigated Electronic Service Quality (E-SQ) features that contribute to customer satisfaction in an online environment. The aim was to develop an approach which improves E-CRM processes and enhances online customer satisfaction. The research design adopted mixed methods involving qualitative and quantitative methods to…
Descriptors: Internet, Design, Web Sites, Business
Fallad Chavez, Jalil – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Technology and knowledge seem to be at hand for everyone, but evidences show that both still are eluding us. University of Guadalajara (UDG) as well as other Higher Education Institutions creates knowledge from research in a daily basis. Nevertheless, in UDG there is not system that promotes creation, preservation and, sharing of knowledge created…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Higher Education, Management Systems, Educational Technology
Lee, Ally – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Over the past decade, there has been a change in the citizen-government relationship. Citizens have moved from a traditional face-to-face communication with their government, to an electronic interaction through the use of e-government systems. Emerging technology has enabled citizens to communicate with their government remotely. However, trust…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Information Systems, Predictor Variables, Focus Groups
Welsh, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2011
According to the World Tourism Organization, there were 935 million international tourists in 2010. International tourists collectively spent $852 billion on tourism products in 2009 (World Tourism Organization, 2011). A tourist's awareness, selection, and choice of tourism products are extremely dependent on the information used by the tourist…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Values, Personality, Usability
Hardy, Darren – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Volunteered geographic information (VGI) refers to the geographic subset of online user-generated content. Through Geobrowsers and online mapping services, which use geovisualization and Web technologies to share and produce VGI, a global digital commons of geographic information has emerged. A notable example is Wikipedia, an online collaborative…
Descriptors: Proximity, Internet, Encyclopedias, Geography
Reinert, Gregory J. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Apparently fraud is a growth industry. The monetary losses from Internet fraud have increased every year since first officially reported by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) in 2000. Prior research studies and third-party reports of fraud show rates substantially higher than eBay's reported negative feedback rate of less than 1%. The…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Labor, Identification, Probability
Deng, Leiwen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The current Internet architecture hides a user's real identity by design, which is an important factor contributing to the Internet's great success. However, as the Internet is quickly moving towards the mainstream of the societies nowadays, it is also raising tremendous problems on a daily basis, simply because there are no effective means to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Accountability, Internet, Information Technology
Dragut, Eduard Constantin – ProQuest LLC, 2010
An increasing number of Web sites expose their content via query interfaces, many of them offering the same type of products/services (e.g., flight tickets, car rental/purchasing). They constitute the so-called "Deep Web". Accessing the content on the Deep Web has been a long-standing challenge for the database community. For a user interested in…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Search Engines, Information Retrieval
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