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Coskun, Tugra Karademir; Gokcearslan, Sahin – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2019
Mobile technologies are useful. However, several mobile technologies also have disadvantages for students besides their advantages. Cyberloafing is one of these critical situations that the students could experience. Several studies on cyberloafing were conducted worldwide. The present study aimed to analyse these studies based on variable…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Amiama-Espaillat, Cristina; Mayor-Ruiz, Cristina – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
Most Latin American countries are focused upon improving learning quality by providing schools with technological resources, as if their sole presence was enough to develop 21st Century skills. Digital reading is not an end in itself; it is a tool that a user selects, depending on the desired purpose and uses it in specific contexts. Adolescents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Publishing, Reading Materials, Adolescents
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Chapman-Novakofski, Karen; Muzaffar, Henna; Castelli, Darla; Scherer, Jane – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2016
Health information on the Internet is popular for both adults and adolescents. Providing this information in an enjoyable manner during school may provide an alternative to teacher-led education. However, there are advantages and disadvantages of "edutainment". The objective of this study was to explore these advantages and disadvantages…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Educational Games, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
Walker, Kristen L.; Kiesler, Tina; Malone, Summer – Online Submission, 2016
This project involved the development of a comprehensive and educational social marketing communications plan designed to help educate middle-school-aged youth about information use and abuse online. We achieved our goal of enhancing digital information literacy while developing critical thinking and creative communication skills for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Privacy, Information Utilization, Internet
Duranovic, Marina – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this research is to examine risk behaviour of students (adolescents) on the internet, i.e. which risk websites students visit most in their free time, and whether there are differences among students considering the type of school they attend (gymnasium, four-year high school and three-year high school). The research was carried out in…
Descriptors: Risk, Student Behavior, Internet, Web Sites
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Colwell, Jamie; Gregory, Kristen – Reading Horizons, 2016
This study considers how pre-service teachers envision disciplinary literacy through an online social bookmarking project. Thirty secondary pre-service teachers participated in the project through an undergraduate literacy course. Online bookmarks and post-project reflections were collected and analyzed using a constant comparative approach to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Web Sites, Shared Resources and Services, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Ševcíková, Anna; Simon, Laura; Daneback, Kristian; Kvapilík, Tomáš – Youth & Society, 2015
Prior research suggests that adolescent girls may react more negatively to online sexual content than boys. This study explored the qualitative experiences of adolescent girls who encountered bothersome or disturbing sexual content online. Fourteen girls (aged 15-17 years) were interviewed online about the context in which they saw bothersome…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, Sexuality, Web Sites
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Cargile, Lori A.; Harkness, Shelly Sheats – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2014
Khan Academy (KA) is a free web-based intelligent tutor, which has been featured in countless media outlets for its potential to change mathematics instruction. The founder and executive director, Salman Khan, recommends that KA be used to personalize instruction, freeing up class time for engaging high yield activities like student discourse and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Video Technology, Web Sites, Mathematics Instruction
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Muir, Tracey – Mathematics Education Research Journal, 2014
Today's students increasingly engage in online environments, with ready access to digital resources and mobile technologies. While much of this activity is socially motivated, the internet is also a source of knowledge for students and frequently accessed for school assignments, projects and assessment purposes. As mathematics continues to be…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Tutoring, Search Engines, Online Searching
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Chudler, Eric H.; Bergsman, Kristen Clapper – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
The field of neuroscience has experienced enormous growth over the past few decades. Educators look to neuroscience to become better teachers; lawyers and judges explore the literature to gain insight into court cases; and marketers consider the use of brain scans to glean information about consumer preferences. With this increased interest in…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Web Sites, Internet
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Sandlin, Jean Kelso; Peña, Edlyn Vallejo – Innovative Higher Education, 2014
An increasing number of institutions utilize social media tools, including student-written blogs, on their admission websites in an effort to enhance authenticity in their recruitment marketing materials. This study offers a framework for understanding what contributes to prospective college students' perceptions of social media authenticity…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Student Recruitment, College Admission
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Barber, Nicola C.; Stark, Louisa A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
Cells are bustling factories with diverse and prolific arrays of molecular machinery. Remarkably, this machinery self-organizes to carry out the complex biochemical activities characteristic of life. When Watson and Crick published the structure of DNA, they noted that DNA base pairing creates a double-stranded form that provides a means of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Structure
Baptista Nunes, Miguel, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2014, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society and is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (Lisbon, Portugal July 15-19, 2014). The e-Learning 2014 conference aims to address the…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Smith, David K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
Social media provide a unique arena in which chemists can communicate directly with an international audience from a wide range of backgrounds. In particular, YouTube offers a rich environment through which students of chemistry and members of the general public can be engaged, and chemophobia can be addressed. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Social Networks, Educational Technology, Chemistry
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