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Beran, Tanya N.; Rinaldi, Christina; Bickham, David S.; Rich, Michael – School Psychology International, 2012
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of harassment in high school and into university, and the impact of one particular form of harassment: cyber-harassment. Participants were 1,368 students at one US and two Canadian universities (mean age = 21.1 years, 676 female students). They responded on five-point scales to questions about…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Students, Incidence, Internet
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Gierl, Mark J.; Lai, Hollis – International Journal of Testing, 2012
Automatic item generation represents a relatively new but rapidly evolving research area where cognitive and psychometric theories are used to produce tests that include items generated using computer technology. Automatic item generation requires two steps. First, test development specialists create item models, which are comparable to templates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Test Construction, Test Items
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Spires, Hiller A.; Morris, Gwynn; Zhang, Junzheng – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2012
This study focuses on middle grades teachers from the United States and China, the two countries with the highest Internet use, in an attempt to understand both groups' perspectives on integrating new literacies and technologies into their teaching. Survey and focus group results indicate that, although U.S. and Chinese teachers are operating…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Middle School Teachers, Educational Experience
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Castillo, Linda G.; Zahn, Marion P.; Cano, Miguel A. – Journal of College Counseling, 2012
The authors examined the predictors of familial acculturative stress in 85 Asian American college students. Participants were primarily 1st- and 2nd-generation U.S. citizens. Results showed that perceived acculturative family conflict and family intragroup marginalization were related to higher levels of familial acculturative stress for…
Descriptors: College Students, Asian Americans, North Americans, Predictor Variables
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Kelly, Stacy M.; Wolffe, Karen E. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2012
Introduction: Youths and adults without disabilities have been increasing the regularity of their online connectivity at a rapid pace, as previous research has indicated. The study presented here examined the degree to which transition-aged youths with visual impairments have used the Internet and what outcomes they have achieved following their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Visual Impairments, Internet, Technology Uses in Education
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Culatta, Richard – EDUCAUSE Review, 2012
Education in the United States is entering a very exciting moment. For the first time, all of the digital stars are aligning n such a way that the technology is available to design truly transformational learning experiences. The ubiquity of inexpensive and powerful mobile devices is creating the potential for all students to learn at any time and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Educational Technology, Innovation, Transformative 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
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Weigel, Daniel J.; Weiser, Dana A.; Bales, Diane W.; Moyses, Kendra J. – Early Childhood Research & Practice, 2012
A growing number of early childhood professionals use the Internet to improve their skills, knowledge, and practice. The Internet may be a practical alternative for providing high-quality, research-based training, information, and resources to these professionals. When designing online materials and Web sites, however, it is important to first…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Internet, Preferences, Needs Assessment
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Bittner, Robert – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This article explores the nature of young adult texts as complementary sources of informal queer sex and sexuality education, along with a close reading of a sample of this young adult (YA) literature. LGBT teens are often left out of discussions in sex education classrooms in the United States because of discriminatory curricula, ignorance on the…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Adolescent Literature, Young Adults
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Kueny, Maryellen T.; Zirkel, Perry A. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2012
Bullying, a pattern of physical or emotional abuse that students intentionally inflict on their peers, exists throughout secondary education, but is most prevalent during the middle grades. To inform the practice of middle level educators, this study canvassed school anti-bullying laws in each state and compared them with relevant research…
Descriptors: Intervention, Bullying, Best Practices, School Safety
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Childs, Mark; Schnieders, H. Lori; Williams, Gweno – Interactive Learning Environments, 2012
Using virtual worlds as media for learning and teaching gives rise to the potential for many unique ethical problems. Some of these arise due to the nature of the engagement with these virtual worlds, in which the students create a virtual representation, called an avatar, which may enable a sense of embodiment, and hence exposure, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Simulated Environment, Self Concept
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Loo, Alfred – Gifted Education International, 2012
The Internet is an effective learning tool for gifted children because it allows them to independently select the areas in which they have talent. The Internet also enables children to discover and maximize their potential. However, younger children might not have a large enough vocabulary to surf the Internet, even if they are gifted. For…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gifted, Reading Ability, Kindergarten
Chatterji, Aaron; Jones, Benjamin – Hamilton Project, 2012
Technological progress has consistently driven remarkable advances in the U.S. economy, yet K-12 education sees little technological change compared to other sectors, even as U.S. K-12 students increasingly lag behind students in other nations. This proposal considers how we can take a signature American strength--innovation--and apply it to K-12…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Technology, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education
Lennett, Benjamin; Morris, Sarah J.; Byrum, Greta – New America Foundation, 2012
Based on a request for information (RFI) submitted to The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project (Gig.U), the paper describes a model for universities to develop next generation broadband infrastructure in their communities. In the our view universities can play a critical role in spurring next generation networks into their…
Descriptors: Universities, Role, Futures (of Society), Internet
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Risinger, C. Frederick – Social Education, 2012
Just a few months earlier, the United Nations and the World Bank reported that 1.4 billion people live below the new poverty rate of US $1.25 per day. That news was accompanied by stories of severe famine in Africa, Asia, and even scattered through Europe and the Americas. The author knows that it's sometimes difficult to teach about contemporary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Global Approach, Internet
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