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Kammerer, Yvonne; Brand-Gruwel, Saskia; Jarodzka, Halszka – Frontline Learning Research, 2018
Recent technological developments related to the World Wide Web including mobile computing, social media, and online videos are shaping the way we learn. As argued in the present commentary, the majority of educational psychological research that has examined how individuals learn by searching the Web, however, has not kept up with this pace.…
Descriptors: Internet, Online Searching, Electronic Learning, Learning Processes
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Murathan, Talha – International Education Studies, 2018
The excessive internet usage that interrupts social relations, physical characteristics and mental conditions of individuals is called as internet addiction. At the previous studies, it is reported that university students are at risk of Internet addiction due to their uncontrolled lives without families and killing their time surfing the…
Descriptors: Internet, Addictive Behavior, College Students, At Risk Persons
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Uanhoro, James Ohisei; O'Connell, Ann A. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
There have been increasing calls for applied researchers to see and utilize effect sizes as the primary outcomes of their research. However, this sometimes places a methodological burden on researchers whose primary interests are substantive. Motivated by a desire to help applied researchers better report effect sizes and their confidence…
Descriptors: Effect Size, Computation, Statistical Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Galanti, Terrie McLaughlin; Holincheck, Nancy; Tecuci, Georghe; Boicu, Mihai; trefil, James; Marcu, Dorin – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
The interdisciplinary National Science Foundation-funded research project "Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in Science with 'sInvestigator'" supports undergraduate students as they explore scientific topics and problems with the use of an intelligent computer system called "sInvestigator" (science Investigator). The research…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Credibility, Internet, Undergraduate Students
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Carboni, Nicci; Bhana, Deevia – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
In this paper, we investigate how teenage South African girls give meaning to gender and sexualities through online sexually explicit materials (SEM). We choose to move away from protectionist discourses which produce constructs of young people, especially girls, as vulnerable, passive and susceptible to online dangers. Instead we focus on young…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Adolescents, Sexuality
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Starling, Mary Summer; Cheshire, Coye; Deardorff, Julianna; Nuru-Jeter, Amani – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2018
Adolescents rely on the internet as a primary source for sexual health information. Understanding users' assessments of trust and credibility in online materials may help inform interventions. Cognitive interviews with web observations were conducted with late adolescent internet users (n = 30). Web activity was tracked and transcripts analyzed…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Information Sources, Adolescents, Intervention
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Pete, Judith; Mulder, Fred; Neto, Jose Dutra Oliveira; Omollo, Kathleen Ludewig – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper is the second in a series of three with a common goal to present a fair OER picture for Sub-Saharan Africa, represented by large-scale studies in three countries: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. This paper examines a deliberate selection of four Ghanaian universities with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Distinct questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, College Students
McGowan, Veronica – Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research, 2018
For many students, easy access to instructional materials is an expectation of course enrollment. However, for students with disabilities, obtaining instructional materials may involve hurdles such as transcription, captioning, and requesting a braille or large-print version. In order to explore themes related to accessibility and services for…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Instructional Materials, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Maden, Sedat – South African Journal of Education, 2018
The present study aimed to determine the digital reading habits of pre-service Turkish language teachers. The study was conducted with relational screening model. The study sample included pre-service Turkish language teachers (n = 140) who were faculty of education students at a state university. To determine the digital reading habits of…
Descriptors: Reading Habits, Turkish, Language Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Kara, Nuri – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate university students' thoughts and practices concerning digital citizenship. An explanatory mixed methods design was used, and it involved collecting qualitative data after a quantitative phase in order to follow up on the quantitative data in more depth. In the first quantitative phase of the study, a…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Mixed Methods Research, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys
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Wang, Xianhui; Xing, Wanli – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
One important aspect of digital citizenship, defined as "the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use," is to reinforce ethical online behavior and discourage risky conduct. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of parental involvement and socioeconomic status on teens digital citizenship,…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Social Media
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Gleason, Benjamin; von Gillern, Sam – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
This article explores how social media use in formal and informal learning spaces can support the development of digital citizenship for secondary school students. As students increasingly spend large amounts of time online (e.g., an average of six hours of screen time per day, excluding school and homework), it is critical that they are…
Descriptors: Social Media, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Technological Literacy
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Martin, Florence; Wang, Chuang; Petty, Teresa; Wang, Weichao; Wilkins, Patti – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Cyber bullying, digital identity, impact of digital footprints, and use of inappropriate social media are topics that are gaining attention in K-12 schools. As more schools and school districts are implementing 1-1 and "bring your own technology" initiatives, attention to these topics is becoming increasingly important. A total of 593…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Social Media, Student Surveys, Bullying
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Chang, Chih-Ming; Hung, Min-Ling; Lu, Jui-Lien; Chou, Chien – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Given the importance of cultivating users' positive behaviors in cyberspace, this study presents a comprehensive vision of how to address important virtues that might foster Taiwanese adolescents' positive behaviors in cyberspace. In this study, we constructed an instrument--the Cyber Virtues Scale (CVS)--for measuring the underlying dimensions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals)
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Çocuk, Halil Erdem; Yanpar Yelken, Tugba – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2018
The technological developments that have directed 21st century skills have brought new content and dimension to narrative by integrating story narration, one of the earliest verbal narrative skills of mankind, with digital technology. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of web-based digital story preparation on the literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Computer Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication
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