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Qayyum, M. Asim; Smith, David – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Use of the Internet for open Web searches is common among university students in academic learning tasks. The tools used by students to find relevant information for online assessment tasks were investigated and their information seeking behaviour was documented to explore the impact on assessment design. Method: A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Freshmen, Computer Assisted Testing, Information Seeking
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Veregin, Howard – Journal of Extension, 2015
Maps can be a valuable addition to the Web analytics toolbox for Extension programs that use the Web to disseminate information. Extension professionals use Web analytics tools to evaluate program impacts. Maps add a unique perspective through visualization and analysis of geographic patterns and their relationships to other variables. Maps can…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Extension Education, Internet, Use Studies
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Kingsley, Tara L.; Cassady, Jerrell C.; Tancock, Susan M. – Reading Horizons, 2015
This quantitative study was developed to explore the ability to impact elementary student 21st Century online research skills with a planned classroom intervention curriculum. The repeated measures quasi-experimental study randomly assigned all 5th grade classes in a Midwestern, suburban school (n = 418) to a 12-week intervention or control…
Descriptors: Research Skills, Internet, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Lampley, James H.; Owens, Megan E. – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2015
The purpose of this website study was to get feedback from recently admitted students to discover if the site was meeting their needs and expectations for information regarding the program and processes. Websites are often the first contact a student has with a university and, especially for those seeking a degree online, could potentially leave…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Web Sites, Information Seeking, Institutional Characteristics
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DiBella, Karen S.; Williams, Kimberly G. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2015
Technology has certainly altered the landscape in which students learn today. The use of technology in today's classrooms is continually increasing as educators seek ways to engage learners and maximize learning potential. Incorporating Web 2.0 tools into the classroom can not only encourage collaboration among learners, but also provide a way for…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Curle, Deirdre M. – Deafness & Education International, 2015
Both prior to and during the transition from early intervention (EI) to school, parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (d/hh) need crucial information about the transition process and school services. Given the ubiquitous nature of computers and Internet access, it is reasonable to assume that web-based dissemination of information…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Deafness, Partial Hearing, Early Intervention
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Kumar, Archana; Mukherjee, Avinandan; McGinnis, John – Marketing Education Review, 2015
This paper outlines the experiences of developing a new hands-on marketing course. The objective of the course was to simulate the real-world scenario of starting an online retailing business and let students become entrepreneurs. Students were challenged to assimilate and apply relevant e-retailing knowledge while being responsible for designing,…
Descriptors: Internet, Retailing, Marketing, Web Sites
Rogers, Gary; Ashford, Tina – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2015
This paper will discuss some assignments using freeware/shareware instructors can find on the Web to use to provide students with hands-on experience in this arena. Also, the college, Palm Beach State College, via a grant with the U.S. Department of Labor, has recently purchased a unique cyber security device that simulates cyber security attacks…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Software, Assignments, College Students
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Exarchou, Evi; Klonari, Aikaterini; Lambrinos, Nikos – Review of International Geographical Education Online, 2015
The first part of this paper refers to the contribution of geographic education in the development of knowledge, attitudes and skills for environmental protection in the context of sustainable development of the world's societies. Thus, specific concerns identified regarding the young people participation in research and collaborative actions…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Geography
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Repnikov, Dmitri – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2014
More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor's degree or better are posted online, compared to less than 50 percent of job openings for workers with less education, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report's findings suggest that careers in STEM fields--Science,…
Descriptors: Internet, Employment, Talent, College Graduates
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Freeman, A. – New Media Consortium, 2014
"The NMC Horizon Report" series is the most visible outcome of the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Project, an ongoing research effort established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within every sector of education in some 65…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Technological Advancement
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Estrada, V.; Freeman, A. – New Media Consortium, 2014
The internationally recognized "NMC Horizon Report" series and regional "NMC Technology Outlooks" are part of the NMC Horizon Project, a 12-year effort established in 2002 that annually identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in every sector of education around the…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Research Libraries, Information Management
da Silveira, Pedro Rodrigo Castro – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This thesis describes the development and deployment of a cyberinfrastructure for distributed high-throughput computations of materials properties at high pressures and/or temperatures--the Virtual Laboratory for Earth and Planetary Materials--VLab. VLab was developed to leverage the aggregated computational power of grid systems to solve…
Descriptors: Computers, Computer Simulation, Science Laboratories, Astronomy
Taneja, Harsh – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The cross border availability of media content has raised speculations that content preferences would largely drive audience choices. In such a scenario, technologies and institutional structures would primarily shape patterns of global cultural consumption, sweeping away old allegiances based on cultural traits such as language and geography. On…
Descriptors: Mass Media Use, Internet, Use Studies, Audiences
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Li, Shuai, Ed.; Swanson, Peter, Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
Web 2.0 technologies, open source software platforms, and mobile applications have transformed teaching and learning of second and foreign languages. Language teaching has transitioned from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered approach through the use of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and new teaching approaches.…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Technology Integration, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction
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