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Gouthro, Patricia A. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2014
Drawing upon a research study on lifelong learning, citizenship, and fiction writing, this paper explores issues around identity and learning in becoming a fiction author. Five main thematic areas are discussed: (1) envisioning a writing career, (2) compelled to write, (3) learning the craft, (4) getting published, and (5) online identity. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fiction, Authors, Professional Identity
Wiggins, Andrea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Citizen science projects involve the public with scientists in collaborative research. Information and communication technologies for citizen science can enable massive virtual collaborations based on voluntary contributions by diverse participants. As the popularity of citizen science increases, scientists need a more thorough understanding of…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Citizen Participation, Observation, Ecology
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Digital inclusion is the ability of individuals and groups to access and use information and communication technologies. Not all members of a community benefit equally, and some communities have been left out altogether. This paper is a guide for fostering digital inclusion throughout the United States so that everyone can take advantage of…
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Internet, Bibliographies, Access to Computers
Durley, Hui-Chen – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explores professional learning of teachers in a web-based Open-Ended Learning Environment (OELE). Adult learning theorists suggest that adults are self-directed, experience-based, personally- and socially-related, problem-oriented, and application-focused learners. Constructivists suggest that the OELE affords learners opportunities to…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Learning Processes, Educational Environment, Internet
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Fravell, Mike; Nasser, Katherine; Cornum, Rhonda – American Psychologist, 2011
Carefully implemented technology strategies are vital to the success of large-scale initiatives such as the U.S. Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program. Achieving the U.S. Army's vision for CSF required a robust information technology platform that was scaled to millions of users and that leveraged the Internet to enable global reach.…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Technology Integration, Information Technology, Educational Technology
Rintel, E. Sean – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The limitations of home Internet connections make Personal Videoconferencing (PV) interaction vulnerable to network trouble. This dissertation explores how novice couples collaboratively manage PV network trouble so as to carry on their conversation. It is found that transmission/reception and their perturbations are material frames for…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Computer Networks, Teleconferencing, Cooperation
Christian, Dorinda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Tourism opportunities are being promoted heavily on the web, yet one of the largest and most lucrative markets, older adults are least likely to use the internet. In an effort to explore barriers to and potential acceptance of technology for tourism experiences, this study followed closely ten older adults through a learning process with…
Descriptors: Internet, Older Adults, Science and Society, Tourism
Wyche, Susan Porter – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This research focuses on the development and study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that support religious practices and the use of standpoint theory in ICT evaluation studies. Three phases makeup this work: formative studies to understand how megachurches, their members and leaders use ICT in ways tied to their Protestant…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Communications, Computer Mediated Communication, Religion
Jarvis, Peter, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
As lifelong learning grows in popularity, few comprehensive pictures of the phenomenon have emerged. The "Routledge International Handbook of Lifelong Learning" provides a disciplined and complete overview of lifelong learning internationally. The theoretical structure puts the learner at the centre and the book emanates from there,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning
Olaniran, Bolanle A., Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2010
E-learning has become a significant aspect of training and education in the worldwide information economy as an attempt to create and facilitate a competent global work force. "Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy" provides eclectic accounts of case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Operations Research, Distance Education