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Brolpito, Alessandro – European Training Foundation, 2018
The digital transformation is, to varying degrees, taking place in European Training Foundation (ETF) partner countries also. The ETF aims at helping its partner countries reap the benefits of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation and address the related challenges. This paper presents the ETF's position on, and approach to,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, Online Courses
Keeley, Brian, Ed.; Little, Céline, Ed. – UNICEF, 2017
"The State of the World's Children 2017" examines the ways in which digital technology has already changed children's lives and life chances -- and explores what the future may hold. If leveraged in the right way and made universally accessible, digital technology can be a game changer for children being left behind -- whether because of…
Descriptors: Children, Influence of Technology, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged
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Mann, Bryan A.; Smith, William C.; Baker, David P. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
Research about innovation adoption underplays the role of educational attainment in the individual consumption of technology; consequently, past research underestimates the importance education plays independent of wealth in diffusion, particularly as absolute levels of formal education rise worldwide. Using data from the Programme for…
Descriptors: Internet, Adoption (Ideas), Educational Attainment, Adults
Bulman, George; Fairlie, Robert W. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016
A substantial amount of money is spent on technology by schools, families and policymakers with the hope of improving educational outcomes. This paper explores the theoretical and empirical literature on the impacts of technology on educational outcomes. The literature focuses on two primary contexts in which technology may be used for educational…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Internet
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Chen, M.-H.; Huang, S.-T.; Chang, J. S.; Liou, H.-C. – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2015
Paraphrasing, or restating information using different words, is critical to successful writing. However, EFL learners have difficulty in making paraphrases to meet their writing demands, and there has been little research on developing automatic reference tools to assist these learners' paraphrasing skills for better writing quality. In this…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Computational Linguistics, Dictionaries
Johnson, L.; Adams Becker, S.; Cummins, M.; Estrada, V. – New Media Consortium, 2014
This report is a collaborative research effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), Concordia International School Shanghai, and NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand, to help inform international school leaders in Asia about significant developments in technologies supporting teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in primary and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Schools, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Romano, John L. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2014
This paper explores the science of prevention, with special attention to prevention research and applications in education and psychology, and the importance of prevention in Asian countries. One example that will be highlighted is the recently adopted Korean government policy on Internet addiction which addresses the problem from prevention to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prevention, Internet, Addictive Behavior
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Kearns, Peter – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2014
The PASCAL International Exchanges (PIE) project was developed to facilitate online exchanges of information and experience between learning cities around the world and, in doing this, to test the potential of the internet to enable such low-cost exchanges. The author provides a personal assessment of the PIE experience over the three years 2011…
Descriptors: Internet, Cooperation, Urban Areas, Neighborhoods
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Gribble, Karleen D. – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
The perception and management of the risks of peer-to-peer milk sharing was explored via a written questionnaire administered to 97 peer milk donors and 41 peer milk recipients who were recruited via Facebook. All recipients' respondents were aware that there were risks associated with using peer-shared milk and took action to mitigate these…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Questionnaires, Donors, Nutrition
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Chu, Samuel Kai-Wah; Du, Helen S. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2013
This is an exploratory study investigating the use of social networking tools in academic libraries, examining the extent of their use, library staff's perceptions of their usefulness and challenges, and factors influencing decisions to use or not to use such tools. Invitations to participate in a web-based survey were sent to 140 university…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries, Internet, Library Personnel
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Raddick, M. Jordan; Bracey, Georgia; Gay, Pamela L.; Lintott, Chris J.; Cardamone, Carie; Murray, Phil; Schawinski, Kevin; Szalay, Alexander S.; Vandenberg, Jan – Astronomy Education Review, 2013
Citizen science, in which volunteers work with professional scientists to conduct research, is expanding due to large online datasets. To plan projects, it is important to understand volunteers' motivations for participating. This paper analyzes results from an online survey of nearly 11000 volunteers in Galaxy Zoo, an astronomy citizen science…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Astronomy, Motivation, Scientific Research
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Fusilier, Marcelline; Penrod, Charlie – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The growth of e-business has been accompanied by even faster increases in losses from security breaches, legal problems, and cybercrime. These unnecessary costs inhibit the growth and efficiency of e-business worldwide. Professional education in e-business can help address these problems by providing students with coursework aimed at them. The…
Descriptors: Internet, Crime, Business Administration Education, College Curriculum
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Kerski, Joseph J.; Demirci, Ali; Milson, Andrew J. – Journal of Geography, 2013
This study analyzes the status of GIS in schools in thirty-three countries and proposes recommendations for advancing the implementation and effectiveness of GIS in secondary education from an international perspective. Thirty-three countries have been evaluated in the study to assess the global landscape of educational GIS by analyzing how GIS is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography, Geography Instruction, Geographic Information Systems
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2013
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. The following papers are included in the 2013 proceedings: (1) Teaching About Asia in a Social Science Education Program (Cyndi Mottola Poole and Joshua L. Kenna); (2) Teaching Students about…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Education Courses
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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