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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Hall, Cristin M.; Breeden, Nicole C.; Giacobe, Nicklaus – Contemporary School Psychology, 2018
School psychologists are tasked with the job to implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the schools and are increasingly using the internet and social media applications, such as Pinterest, to find intervention resources. Unfortunately, little is known about the typical patterns of use or of shared content gleaned from social media. A random…
Descriptors: Social Media, Content Analysis, Professional Associations, School Psychologists
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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
Faix, Allison – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2018
For teachers and librarians helping students navigate the world of online information, the rise of fake news has created new challenges for information literacy instruction. Helping students find, evaluate, and use credible sources of online information can be more difficult than ever in the current era of "fake news", "alternative…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Critical Reading, News Media, Media Literacy
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Pike, Ronald E.; Pittman, Jason M.; Hwang, Drew – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper investigates the use of a cloud computing environment to facilitate the teaching of web development at a university in the Southwestern United States. A between-subjects study of students in a web development course was conducted to assess the merits of a cloud computing environment instead of personal computers for developing websites.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Higher Education, College Students, Internet
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Henry, Renee Monica – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Reported here is a study of an interactive component to General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II where a new pedagogy for taking notes in class was developed. These notes, called key word created class notes, prompted students to locate information using the Internet guided by a key word. Reference Web sites were added to a next generation of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study, Web Based Instruction
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Abdul-Jabbar, Wisam Kh. – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2017
The activity of redirecting students' attention from traditional media to the possibility of exploring the world outside of print forms has always been daunting and challenging for teachers. Because the teaching of language and literature is intractably connected with human communication, incorporating blogs alongside traditional literary forms…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Diaries, Teaching Methods, Web Sites
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Kay, Robin; Carruthers, Loralea – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2017
In the past five years, there has been considerable interest in the decision-making process of school board officials in the field of education. However, a paucity of research exists on how these leaders use online resources to inform decision-making. Through an online survey and face-to-face interviews, this study examined the use of online…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Trustees, Information Utilization, Internet
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Rajabi, Enayat; Sanchez-Alonso, Salvador; Sicilia, Miguel-Angel; Manouselis, Nikos – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2017
Exposing eLearning objects on the Web of Data leads to sharing and reusing of educational resources and improves the interoperability of data on the Web. Furthermore, it enriches e-learning content, as it is connected to other valuable resources using the Linked Data principles. This paper describes a study performed on the Organic.Edunet…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Databases, Archives, Educational Resources
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Williams, Peter – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2017
The Internet can be an excellent tool to help people with learning disabilities access relevant and appropriately written information. However, little work has been undertaken to ascertain web design or content preferences for this cohort. This paper examines methods to address this issue. Twenty five participants were presented with three web…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Preferences, Learning Disabilities, Internet
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Lau, Wilfred W. F.; Lui, Vicky; Chu, Samuel K. W. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017
This study explored the use of wikis in a science inquiry-based project conducted with Primary 6 students (aged 11-12). It used an online wiki-based platform called PBworks and addressed the following research questions: (1) What are students' attitudes toward learning with wikis? (2) What are students' interactions in online group collaboration…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Simpson, Andrea; Baldwin, Elizabeth Margaret – Deafness & Education International, 2017
This study sought to analyze and evaluate the accessibility, availability and quality of online information regarding the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and hearing loss. The most common search engine keyword terms a caregiver may enter when conducting a web search was determined using a keyword search tool. The top websites linked…
Descriptors: Deafness, Children, Caregivers, Caregiver Child Relationship
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Gaile-Sarkane, Elina; Jureviciene, Diva; Skvarciany, Viktorija; Iljins, Juris – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2017
The banking sector has developed and extended usage of different services at a distance using the internet in the last decade. Internet-based banking services dominate over other historically provided alternatives. This paper explores the adoption of internet banking in Lithuania and Latvia. Internet banking success model was developed based on…
Descriptors: Banking, Internet, Surveys, Correlation
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Jamnik, Matthew R.; Lane, David J. – Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2017
Today, researchers have the ability to conduct their investigations in a number of different manners, including both traditional testing using university subject pool participants and the more recent method of online recruitment. Although the use of internet participants is becoming more popular, this area of research is still very much in its…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Recruitment, Comparative Analysis
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