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McGrew, Sarah; Breakstone, Joel; Ortega, Teresa; Smith, Mark; Wineburg, Sam – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2018
To be an informed citizen in today's information-rich environment, individuals must be able to evaluate information they encounter on the Internet. However, teachers currently have limited options if they want to assess students' evaluations of digital content. In response, we created a range of short tasks that assess students' "civic online…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Computer Software, Student Attitudes
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Stover, Bert; Lubega, Flavia; Namubiru, Aidah; Bakengesa, Evelyn; Luboga, Samuel Abimerech; Makumbi, Frederick; Kiwanuka, Noah; Ndizihiwe, Assay; Mukooyo, Eddie; Hurley, Erin; Lim, Travis; Borse, Nagesh N.; Bernhardt, James; Wood, Angela; Sheppard, Lianne; Barnhart, Scott; Hagopian, Amy – Journal of Research Practice, 2018
We report on the implementation experience of carrying out data collection and other activities for a public health evaluation study on whether U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) investment improved utilization of health services and health system strengthening in Uganda. The retrospective study period focused on the PEPFAR…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Health, Data Collection, Program Implementation
McCully, George – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Author George McCully, historian, former professor, and faculty dean at higher education institutions in the Northeast, begins this article by discussing an article he wrote 45 years ago for the "Journal of Higher Education" entitled "Multiversity and University." It contrasted the two models of scholarship, and maintained…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Higher Education, Scholarship, Educational History
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Lee, Daniel A.; Baker, William; Haywood, Nick – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
There is a metaphorical incoming tide of information technology (IT) in the global guitar community. This phenomenological study examines the activities of the online guitar community to determine its role in guitar pedagogy. It questions how the traditional teacher-student model can continue to operate amidst the floodwaters of online guitar…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Musical Instruments, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Kho, Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Chapter 1: School Cellphone Bans and Student Substance Abuse: Evidence From California Public High Schools: Following high profile school shootings and the September 11th terrorist attacks, public concern over school emergency preparedness prompted the California State Legislature in 2003 to overturn a statewide ban against student possession of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Substance Abuse, State Legislation
Ogallo, Godfrey G. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The rapid advancement in information technology and the ubiquitous penetration of the Internet are heralding an experience in the world where every physical device is interconnect-able to other devices and the Internet. IoT forms the core of this new wave of ubiquitous technologies. This nascent technology is opening new and virtually…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Higher Education, College Students
Hbaci, Ilham A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The primary purpose of this quantitative survey research with supplemental qualitative data was to evaluate issues related to the integration of technology into Libyan higher education from Libyan educators' perspectives. All participants were Libyan educators who worked at the main universities in Eastern Libya (Benghazi and Omer Al-Moktar). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Bozkirli, Kürsad Çagri – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this study is to examine the educational internet usage self-efficacy beliefs of Turkish teacher candidates studying at Kafkas University. The study, carried out with the survey model, included 209 Turkish teacher candidates studying at Kafkas University in 2016-2017 academic year and they were selected by random sampling method. In the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Technological Literacy, Self Efficacy
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Yamashita, Takashi; Bardo, Anthony R.; Liu, Darren; Cummins, Phyllis A. – Grantee Submission, 2018
Health literacy is often viewed as an essential skill set for successfully seeking health information to make health-related decisions. However, this general understanding has yet to be established with the use of nationally representative data. The objective of this study was to provide the first nationally representative empirical evidence that…
Descriptors: Health, Access to Information, Information Seeking, Adults
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Beis, Christina A. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
In this brief article, University of Dayton Discovery Services Librarian Christina Beis describes how she manages the life cycle of electronic resources which includes access, discovery, assessment and problem resolution. Adoption and development of new workflows is essential to the success of this newly created position. Beis describes how she…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Internet
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Rodriguez, Michael; Tonyan, Joel; Wilson, Robert T. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2018
For electronic resources and reference librarians, fielding eresource access problems is often a daily task. A library user clicks on a link to an electronic journal article, book, or primary source and is unable to access the full text. Sometimes this problem occurs due to a lapsed subscription, a broken link, or a proxy configuration error. The…
Descriptors: Troubleshooting, Electronic Libraries, Access to Information, Handheld Devices
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Airoldi, Massimo – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Qualitative researchers struggle to study the transient fields of social network sites like Twitter through conventional ethnographic approaches. This paper suggests that, in order to step further, we should distinguish between the relatively stable 'contextual' fields of bounded online communities and the fluid, 'meta-fields' resulting from the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Media, Internet, Metadata
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Fernández-de-Arroyabe-Olaortua, Ainhoa; Lazkano-Arrillaga, Iñaki; Eguskiza-Sesumaga, Leyre – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
Teenagers inhabit a virtual universe with their own model of entertainment, learning and communication. This research work defines the consumption, creation and dissemination patterns of online audiovisual content young students of Guipuzcoa have acquired in the fields of leisure and complementary information resources for school use, attending to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nonprint Media, Secondary School Students, Computer Use
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Senthil, V. – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The Internet is an unavoidable resource to students for their day today academic activities and it is now occupies a central role in any academic environment. Student's academic references have changed dramatically in the recent years. The present day students spending more time on internet and their reading and reference style is changed…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Reading Materials
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Alizadeh, Iman – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
This study aimed to investigate medical students' evaluation of using Telegram as a Social Networking Site (SNS) in English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) programs. To this end, the students' explanatory responses about the merits and demerits of the SNS as well as their suggestions for improving its educational usability were collected.…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, English for Academic Purposes, Social Networks
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