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Slonka, Kevin J. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
With the rapid growth of Facebook, the social networking website is becoming a lucrative target for malicious activity. Users of Facebook therefore should be aware of various malicious attacks and know how to identify them. This research analyzed Facebook users' level of understanding in the domain of malicious social engineering on Facebook. The…
Descriptors: Social Media, Web Sites, Ethics, Deception
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Cargile, Lori A.; Harkness, Shelly Sheats – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
Khan Academy (KA) is a free web-based intelligent tutor, which has been featured in countless media outlets for its potential to change mathematics instruction. The founder and executive director, Salman Khan, recommends that KA be used to personalize instruction, freeing up class time for engaging high yield activities like student discourse and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Web Sites, Mathematics Instruction
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Lazarinis, Fotis – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
iLM is a Web based application for representation, management and sharing of IMS LIP conformant user profiles. The tool is developed using a service oriented architecture with emphasis on the easy data sharing. Data elicitation from user profiles is based on the utilization of XQuery scripts and sharing with other applications is achieved through…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Shared Resources and Services
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Brown, Stephen L.; Land, Diane; Johnson, Chandrika; Miller, Kim – American Journal of Health Education, 2014
Background: Obesity presents major challenges to public health in the United States. Trials of web-based interventions for weight control suggest that the Internet is a promising option for program delivery. Purpose: This study sought consensus among experts regarding critical components of successful weight control and to systematically examine…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Body Weight, Internet, Evidence
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Cooper, Brett; Naatus, Mary Kate – American Journal of Business Education, 2014
This article summarizes the existing research on social media as a learning tool in higher education and adds to the literature on incorporating social media tools into collegiate business education by suggesting specific course content areas of business where LinkedIn exercises and training can be incorporated. LinkedIn as a classroom tool cannot…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Higher Education, Business Administration Education, Educational Technology
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Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Today's students increasingly engage in online environments, with ready access to digital resources and mobile technologies. While much of this activity is socially motivated, the internet is also a source of knowledge for students and frequently accessed for school assignments, projects and assessment purposes. As mathematics continues to be…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Tutoring, Search Engines, Online Searching
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Chudler, Eric H.; Bergsman, Kristen Clapper – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
The field of neuroscience has experienced enormous growth over the past few decades. Educators look to neuroscience to become better teachers; lawyers and judges explore the literature to gain insight into court cases; and marketers consider the use of brain scans to glean information about consumer preferences. With this increased interest in…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Web Sites, Internet
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Gillespie-Lynch, Kristen; Kapp, Steven K.; Shane-Simpson, Christina; Smith, David Shane; Hutman, Ted – Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2014
An online survey compared the perceived benefits and preferred functions of computer-mediated communication of participants with (N = 291) and without ASD (N = 311). Participants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) perceived benefits of computer-mediated communication in terms of increased comprehension and control over communication, access to…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Computer Mediated Communication, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Sandlin, Jean Kelso; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including student-written blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students' perceptions of social media authenticity…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Student Recruitment, College Admission
Sekeres, Diane Carver; Coiro, Julie; Castek, Jill; Guzniczak, Lizabeth A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
Digital information sources can form the basis of effective inquiry-based learning if teachers construct the information and exercises in ways that will promote collaboration, communication, and problem solving.
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites
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Gianatassio, Heather M.; Kimberly, Claire – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2014
Working with individuals dealing with death and loss can be particularly challenging for family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals, but what is unknown is how FCS practitioners can utilize social media to understand and assist in the mourning process. The purpose of this study was to gather information about grieving via online social…
Descriptors: Grief, Coping, Internet, Family Life Education
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Wright, Jan; Halse, Christine – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
The health of children in affluent economies has become closely tied to the ideal of a normative body weight achieved by monitoring and balancing diet and physical activity. As a result, the education of young people on how to avoid becoming fat begins at an early age through the language and practices of families, the messages embedded in…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Health Promotion, Health Education, Food
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Tucker, Shelia Y. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2014
According to (P21), Partnership for 21st Century Skills (n.d.), unless the gap is bridged between how students learn and how they live, today's education system will face irrelevance. The way people work and live has been transformed by demographic, economic, political, technological, and informational forces. Schools must adapt to these…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Social Change, Educational Change, Access to Computers
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Czerkawski, Betül Özkan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
The Semantic Web enables increased collaboration among computers and people by organizing unstructured data on the World Wide Web. Rather than a separate body, the Semantic Web is a functional extension of the current Web made possible by defining relationships among websites and other online content. When explicitly defined, these relationships…
Descriptors: Internet, Networks, Educational Technology, Web Sites
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Daud, Md Yusoff; Khalid, Fariza – International Education Studies, 2014
The integration of information and communication technology (ICT) into education is one of the main approaches to fostering twenty-first century skills in teaching and learning processes. It is therefore vital to emphasize the integration of ICT into the university-level training of pre-service teachers, in order for them to effectively facilitate…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Technological Literacy, Student Attitudes
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