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Test, David W.; Kemp-Inman, Amy; Diegelmann, Karen; Hitt, Sara Beth; Bethune, Lauren – Exceptional Children, 2015
The use of evidence-based practices has become a focus in education since the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act reauthorization of 2004 required using practices based on scientific research to improve student outcomes. Although many teachers may not have the time or expertise to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Information Sources, Identification, Best Practices
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Hammond, Julia; Rennie, Brandon; Seekins, Tom; O'Donnell, Dennis – Health Education Journal, 2015
Objective: The Internet and other electronic media may provide one part of a solution for reducing disparities in the availability of medical services. From a patient-centred perspective, an individual with a chronic, degenerative condition may ask what information is available that I can use to manage changes in my functional capacity over time,…
Descriptors: Patients, Help Seeking, Self Help Programs, Video Technology
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Benson, Phil – Language Learning & Technology, 2015
It is often observed that the globalization of social media has opened up new opportunities for informal intercultural communication and foreign language learning. This study aims to go beyond this general observation through a case study that explores how discourse analysis tools might be used to uncover evidence of language and intercultural…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Internet, Video Technology, Electronic Publishing
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Rodicio, Héctor García – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2015
When searching and using resources on the Web, students have to evaluate Web pages in terms of relevance and reliability. This evaluation can be done in a more or less systematic way, by either considering deep or superficial cues of relevance and reliability. The goal of this study was to examine how systematic students are when evaluating Web…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Information Seeking, Information Sources
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Tomal, Daniel R.; Grant, Cynthia – Global Education Review, 2015
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and public and private cloud communities continue to flourish in the field of higher education. However, MOOCs have received criticism in recent years and offer little benefit to students already enrolled at an institution. This article advocates for the collaborative creation and use of institutional, program…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Computer Software, Information Storage
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Grant, Nicole; Rodger, Sylvia; Hoffmann, Tammy – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Background: The Internet is a frequently accessed source of information for parents of a child with autism. To help parents make informed decisions about treatment options, websites should contain accurate information. This study aimed to evaluate the quality of information in a sample of autism-relevant websites. Materials and Methods:…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Health, Internet, Autism
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Lei, Simon A. – Education, 2015
Field trips are an important component of upper undergraduate and graduate-level science courses, especially in the fields of biology, geoscience, and environmental science. Field trips can provide a new perspective to a course's content and quality. Science field trips can facilitate active student learning, yet often can be constrained by time,…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, College Science, Field Trips, Teaching Methods
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Daniels, Paul – JALT CALL Journal, 2015
In this article, the author presents the history of human-to-computer interaction based upon the design of sophisticated computerized speech recognition algorithms. Advancements such as the arrival of cloud-based computing and software like Google's Web Speech API allows anyone with an Internet connection and Chrome browser to take advantage of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Identification, Audio Equipment
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Yakin, Ilker; Tinmaz, Hasan – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2015
In the past 10 years, the internet has been transformed, along with the emergence of interaction and communication technologies. Indeed, there has been an emerging movement in the interaction and communication technologies. More specifically, the growth of Web 2.0 technologies has acted as a catalyst for change in the disciplines of education. The…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Social Networks, Internet, Information Technology
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Kropf, Nancy P.; Idler, Ellen; Flacker, Jonathan; Clevenger, Carolyn; Rothschild, Elizabeth – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Effective health care with older adults requires that clinicians and practitioners are knowledgeable about aging issues and have the skills to work within an interdisciplinary team context. This article describes a Senior Mentoring Program that paired clinical students in medicine, nursing, and a physician assistant program with community-dwelling…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Mentors, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Leite, Laurinda; Dourado, Luís; Morgado, Sofia – Research in Science Education, 2015
Information and communication technologies (ICT), namely the Internet, can play a valuable educational role in several school subjects, including science education. The same applies to problem-based learning (PBL), that is, a student-centered active learning methodology that can prepare students for lifelong learning. WebQuests (WQs) combine PBL…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Problem Based Learning, Internet, Science Instruction
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Tarhini, Ali; Hassouna, Mohammad; Abbasi, Muhammad Sharif; Orozco, Jorge – Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 2015
Simpler is better. There are a lot of "needs" in e-Learning, and there's often a limit to the time, talent, and money that can be thrown at them individually. Contemporary pedagogy in technology and engineering disciplines, within the higher education context, champion instructional designs that emphasize peer instruction and rich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Deed, Craig; Edwards, Anthony; Gomez, Viviana – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2015
This paper defines the metaphor of outsideness in relation to web-based interaction. Outsideness is conceived of as a key influence in online academic conversation. In particular, through the sharing of cultural perspectives, asking questions to resolve doubt, and collaborative writing and re-writing as a basis for shaping ideas through reasoning.…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Influences, Cultural Influences, Interpersonal Competence
Robertson, Lorayne – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
This research described here examines the role of e-health and medical informatics through the lens of one e-health knowledge broker in Canada. Eating disorders are an important issue in Canadian health and it is difficult to find accurate information online. Theoretical models examined include those which describe the roles of health knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Health Education
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Kilburn, Daniel; Earley, Jonathan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2015
This article presents an adaptation of established qualitative research methods for online focus groups by using the "Disqus" website-based commenting platform as a medium for discussion among doctoral and early-career academic learners. Facilities allowing Internet users to comment on the content of web pages are increasingly popular on…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites
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