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Schultheiß, Sebastian; Sünkler, Sebastian; Lewandowski, Dirk – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2018
Introduction: The purpose of this study is to replicate a study from 2007, which found that student users trust in Google's ability to rank results more than in their own relevance judgements. Method: In a between-subjects experiment using eye-tracking methodology, participants (n=25) worked on search tasks where the results ranking on search…
Descriptors: Internet, Eye Movements, Online Searching, Web Sites
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Taneja, Girish – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of meta-tags by the leading higher educational institutions (HEIs). It explores the various kinds of messages conveyed by HEIs in the meta-description tags of their website homepage. It further examines that whether the messages conveyed by HEIs are in accordance with the prospective…
Descriptors: College Students, Universities, Web Sites, Metadata
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Keng, Tan Chin; Ching, Yeoh Kah – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
The use of web applications has become a trend in many disciplines including education. In view of the influence of web application in education, this study examines web application technologies that could enhance undergraduates' learning experiences, with focus on Quantity Surveying (QS) and Information Technology (IT) undergraduates. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Comparative Analysis
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Clarke, Theresa B.; Clarke, Irvine, III – Marketing Education Review, 2014
Despite an increase in ad spending and demand for employees with expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), methods for teaching this important marketing strategy have received little coverage in the literature. Using Bloom's cognitive goals hierarchy as a framework, this experiential assignment provides a process for educators who may be new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, College Students, Internet
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Omidian, Faranak; Seifi Maleki, A.M. Masoomeh – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
The Internet has increasingly influenced the information-seeking behavior of students in higher education over the past few decades. The mass availability of information on the web has seen significant changes in the electronic information needs, information retrieval, and communication patterns (information seeking behavior) of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, Internet, Online Searching
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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
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Biddix, J. Patrick; Chung, Chung Joo; Park, Han Woo – Internet and Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate where students turn for course-related assignments, whether an ordered pattern could be described in terms of which sources students turn to and how students evaluated the information they chose to use. Data were drawn from open-ended questionnaires (n = 282). Semantic network analysis was conducted…
Descriptors: Network Analysis, Information Literacy, Internet, Credibility
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Judd, Terry; Kennedy, Gregor – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
Internet usage logs captured during self-directed learning sessions were used to determine how undergraduate medical students used five popular sites to locate and access biomedical resources. Students' perceptions of each site's usefulness and reliability were determined through a survey. Google and Wikipedia were the most frequently used sites…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Biomedicine, Information Literacy
Crayton, Anna; Lindahl, Nicole – Prisoner Reentry Institute (NJ1), 2010
By picking up this guide, you have already taken an important step towards continuing your education. Going back to school will require hard work and dedication. The process will be both challenging and frustrating. But if you stick with it, continuing your education can bring you tremendous rewards. Earning a General Education Development…
Descriptors: College Credits, Student Financial Aid, English Instruction, Correctional Institutions
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Gifford, Janet – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2010
Online programs and courses are established presences in higher education, and so are processes such as online registration. Prospective students routinely turn to the web for information to help them decide on the most appropriate programs for their situation. Digital public relations (digital PR) is rapidly becoming one of the cornerstones of an…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Public Relations, Marketing, Program Descriptions
Kutluca, Tamer; Aydin, Serhat; Baki, Adnan – Online Submission, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to explore the current status of the web sites of the Faculties of Education (FOEs) in Turkey. Bearing this in mind, a "Web Site Assessment Form" comprising thirty-seven items was developed and the web sites of the FOEs were evaluated with respect to "Content," "Currency," "Structure…
Descriptors: Internet, College Faculty, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines
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Kellam, Lynda M.; Cox, Richard; Winkler, Hannah – Journal of Web Librarianship, 2009
Academic libraries have long been trying to gain access to users through their favorite online spaces, such as social networking sites. In this article a project of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's University Libraries, which integrated library resources with the campus course management system, Blackboard, is detailed. The main…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Libraries, Internet, Integrated Learning Systems