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Kang, Ruogu – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The online communication landscape has changed significantly from the early days of the Internet. In most developed countries, people are constantly connected through the Internet to almost everyone else in their lives, everywhere they go. The Internet makes their lives more convenient, but unintentional exposure of personal information to…
Descriptors: Internet, Privacy, Information Management, Censorship
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Kim, Kyung­-Sun; Sin, Sei­-Ching Joanna – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Social media are increasingly popular and emerging as important information sources. The study investigates how users' sex and problem-solving style affect their use and evaluation of social media in two contexts. Method: A Web survey including the problem solving inventory (problem solving inventory) was used to collect data. Over…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Information Seeking, Access to Information, Gender Differences
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Coiro, Julie; Coscarelli, Carla; Maykel, Cheryl; Forzani, Elena – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
This article presents qualitative findings from a study that examined the types of criteria that middle school students use to evaluate the quality of online information and sources for a Web-based research assignment. Open-constructed responses from four critical evaluation items were compiled from diverse seventh graders in a representative,…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Web Sites, Internet, Online Searching
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Cocciolo, Anthony – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: This study addresses the following research question: is the use of text on the World Wide Web declining? If so, when did it start declining, and by how much has it declined? Method: Web pages are downloaded from the Internet Archive for the years 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014, producing 600 captures of 100 prominent and…
Descriptors: Internet, Archives, Statistical Analysis, Layout (Publications)
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Harrington, Eileen G. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2015
The purpose of this webliography is to provide an overview of STEM education in the U.S. It provides easy access to research and best practices in the field, as well as specific programs, activities, and lesson plans that formal and informal educators can implement. The webliography also includes links to advocacy programs and resources for…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Internet, Web Sites, Annotated Bibliographies
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Williams, Peter; Hennig, Christian – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2015
Much relevant internet-mediated information is inaccessible to people with learning disabilities because of difficulties in navigating the web. This paper reports on the methods undertaken to determine how information can be optimally presented for this cohort. Qualitative work is outlined where attributes relating to site layout affecting…
Descriptors: Internet, Learning Disabilities, Web Sites, Qualitative Research
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Sankaram, Kamala; Schober, Michael F. – Discourse Processes: A multidisciplinary journal, 2015
How do readers who are able to post responses on a political blog ("interactive readers") differ in their navigation and comprehension from "noninteractive" readers who are not empowered to post? In this study, a nonpartisan political blog was populated with news content about the then-upcoming 2012 U.S. presidential election.…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Political Issues, Computer Mediated Communication, Comprehension
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Avello Martínez, Raidell; Anderson, Terry – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
Publication of research, innovation, challenges and successes is of critical importance to the evolution of more effective distance education programming. Publication in peer reviewed journal format is the most prestigious and the most widespread form of dissemination in education and most other disciplines, thus the importance of understanding…
Descriptors: Journal Articles, Citation Analysis, Bibliometrics, Distance Education
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Gutiérrez-Carreón, Gustavo; Daradoumis, Thanasis; Jorba, Josep – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
Currently there is an increasing trend to implement functionalities that allow for the development of applications based on Cloud computing. In education there are high expectations for Learning Management Systems since they can be powerful tools to foster more effective collaboration within a virtual classroom. Tools can also be integrated with…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Technology, Information Management, Internet
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Zhang, M. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2015
Although the Internet is widely used by students in both formal and informal environments, little is known about how and where youth spend their time online. Using Internet search and Web analytics data, this study discovered a large-scale phenomenon associated with the poor performance of elementary school students in the USA that has been…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Low Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Lazar, Alon; Litvak Hirsch, Tal – Educational Review, 2015
Holocaust education has gained increased importance in recent decades and attention has latterly been directed to the role of the Internet within the field. Of major importance within the virtual space are Question and Answer communities. We investigated the interactions taking place within the Yahoo! Answers community following questions posted…
Descriptors: Jews, War, European History, Crime
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Martin, Nichole A.; Martin, Ross – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2015
Video tutorials are a common form of library instruction used with distance learners. This paper combines professional experience and literature reviews from multiple disciplines to provide a contextual overview of recommendations and findings for effective and engaging videos. The tools for tutorials appear in five main categories: screencasts,…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Video Technology, Distance Education, Teaching Methods
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Holstrom, Amelia M. – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2015
Internet use among young people in the United States is nearly ubiquitous; they are online from home computers, from school computers, and from mobile devices. This offers incredible opportunity for sexual health educators to access individuals who are at a critical time in sexual development over the life course. Currently, the research base on…
Descriptors: Internet, Sex Education, Access to Information, Health Education
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Magnifico, Alecia Marie; Curwood, Jen Scott; Lammers, Jayne C. – Literacy, 2015
Young fanfiction writers use the Internet to build networks of reading, writing and editing--literacy practices that are highly valued in schools, universities and workplaces. While prior research shows that online spaces frame multiple kinds of participation as legitimate, much of this work focuses on the extensive contributions of exceptional…
Descriptors: Literacy, Literary Genres, Fiction, Internet
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Gallagher, John R. – Written Communication, 2015
This article investigates the strategies web-writers develop when their audiences respond to them via textual participation. Focusing on three web-writers who want to "continue the conversation," this article identifies five major strategies to accomplish this aim: (a) editing after production, (b) quotation, (c) question posing, (d)…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Internet, Authors, Editing
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