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KewalRamani, Angelina; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Xiaolei; Rathbun, Amy; Corcoran, Lisa; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Jizhi – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
Educators, policymakers, and parents alike are focused on ensuring the academic success of the nation's students. These efforts interact with the expanding use of technology, which affects the lives of students both inside and outside of the classroom. Thus, the role that technology plays in education is an evolving area of research that continues…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Computers, Internet, Computer Use
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Fichten, Catherine S.; Asuncion, Jennison; Scapin, Rafael – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2014
This article briefly reviews the history of assistive technologies in American and Canadian postsecondary education starting in the 1990s, discusses the accessibility of e-learning and information and communication technologies (ICTs) currently popular in postsecondary education, and highlights emerging trends. Increasing use of universal design…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Disabilities
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Tonks, DeLaina; Weston, Sarah; Wiley, David; Barbour, Michael K. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
The use of online learning at the primary and secondary school level is growing exponentially in the United States. Much of this growth is with full-time online schools, most of which are operated by for-profit companies that use proprietary online course content. In this article we trace the development of, and philosophy behind, a full-time…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Internet, Online Courses, Access to Education
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Caruth, Gail D.; Caruth, Donald L. – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2013
Online learning is a descendant of distance education. Online education has a shared history with correspondence learning. In 1873, Anna Eliot Ticknor founded the Society to Encourage Studies at Home. Ticknor's Society established one of America's first correspondence schools, a distance learning option conducted through the mail. This Society was…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Online Courses, Educational History, Intellectual History
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Chen, Charlie C.; Vannoy, Sandra – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2013
Voice over Internet Protocol- (VoIP) enabled online learning service providers struggling with high attrition rates and low customer loyalty issues despite VoIP's high degree of system fit for online global learning applications. Effective solutions to this prevalent problem rely on the understanding of system quality, information quality, and…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Correlation, Item Analysis, Hypothesis Testing
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
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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Reich, Justin; Murnane, Richard; Willett, John – Educational Researcher, 2012
To document wiki usage in U.S. K-12 settings, this study examined a representative sample drawn from a population of nearly 180,000 wikis. The authors measured the opportunities wikis provide for students to develop 21st-century skills such as expert thinking, complex communication, and new media literacy. The authors found four types of wiki…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Mooneyhan, Andy – International Journal on E-Learning, 2012
The purpose of this study was to compare the traditional teaching method of Concepts of Fitness (CF) with a teaching method using the Internet as an instructional supplement. Participants in the study were 52 students (27 male, 25 female) from a four-year institution of higher learning. Participants were enrolled in a required, general education…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Course Content, Internet, Teaching Methods
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Livingstone, Sonia – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
In both schools and homes, information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely seen as enhancing learning, this hope fuelling their rapid diffusion and adoption throughout developed societies. But they are not yet so embedded in the social practices of everyday life as to be taken for granted, with schools proving slower to change their…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Evidence, Educational Policy
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Veletsianos, George; Navarrete, Cesar C. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
While the potential of social networking sites to contribute to educational endeavors is highlighted by researchers and practitioners alike, empirical evidence on the use of such sites for formal online learning is scant. To fill this gap in the literature, we present a case study of learners' perspectives and experiences in an online course…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Socialization, Electronic Learning
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Hill, Phil – EDUCAUSE Review, 2012
Although there has been a long history of distance education, the creation of online education occurred just over a decade and a half ago--a relatively short time in academic terms. Early course delivery via the web had started by 1994, soon followed by a more structured approach using the new category of course management systems. Since that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Distance Education, Internet, Online Courses
Romiszowski, Alexander J. – Educational Technology, 2012
"Cloud computing is a model for the enabling of ubiquitous, convenient, and on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and other services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction." This…
Descriptors: Computers, Educational Technology, Schools, Electronic Learning
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Tsai, Chin-Chung; Chuang, Shih-Chyueh; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Meng-Jung – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This paper reviews 46 papers from 1999 to 2009 regarding self-efficacy in Internet-based learning environments, and discusses three major categories of research: (1) learners' Internet self-efficacy, assessing learners' confidence in their skills or knowledge of operating general Internet functions or applications in Internet-based learning; (2)…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Internet, Web Based Instruction, Educational Environment
Lion, Robert W. – Performance Improvement Quarterly, 2011
Successful performance improvement efforts are closely tied to the strength and integrity of the performance analysis process. During a time when higher education institutions are facing increasing budget cuts, the ability to recruit and retain students is extremely important. For some institutions, web-based courses have been viewed as a way to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Performance Technology, Internet
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