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Kho, Kevin – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Chapter 1: School Cellphone Bans and Student Substance Abuse: Evidence From California Public High Schools: Following high profile school shootings and the September 11th terrorist attacks, public concern over school emergency preparedness prompted the California State Legislature in 2003 to overturn a statewide ban against student possession of…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Substance Abuse, State Legislation
Ogallo, Godfrey G. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The rapid advancement in information technology and the ubiquitous penetration of the Internet are heralding an experience in the world where every physical device is interconnect-able to other devices and the Internet. IoT forms the core of this new wave of ubiquitous technologies. This nascent technology is opening new and virtually…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Higher Education, College Students
Hbaci, Ilham A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The primary purpose of this quantitative survey research with supplemental qualitative data was to evaluate issues related to the integration of technology into Libyan higher education from Libyan educators' perspectives. All participants were Libyan educators who worked at the main universities in Eastern Libya (Benghazi and Omer Al-Moktar). The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
Agganis, Jennifer A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study used a training package to teach social media safety skills, using Facebook, to adolescents and young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in a small group setting. Participants were taught to decline, block and report when they received a lure from someone that they do not know. A multiple baseline design across lures…
Descriptors: Social Media, Adolescents, Young Adults, Autism
Wang, Jieyu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The availability of information in different languages on the Internet allows multilingual web users to search in multiple languages for the same search task. When web users can search in multiple languages, they may combine these languages in various ways during searching. Few studies have examined multilingual web users' code-switching search…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Online Searching, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Perez, Dennis Derne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this transcendental phenomenological study was to explore the academic and social experiences of digital natives at Patrick Harrison High School (pseudonym) located in southern California. The research questions addressing the study were: (a) What are digital natives' academic and social experiences; (b) How does feeling understood…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, High School Students, Learning Experience, Teacher Student Relationship
Lonzo, Lavonia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many Americans lack the skills required to use public access computers and the Internet at public libraries (PLs). Staff members of a PL in the Midwestern United States provide basic computer training to support patrons' Internet and public access computer use. However, adult patrons who are beyond the basic skills level and those with…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Adults, Users (Information), Library Services
Sadaghiani-Tabrizi, Avideh – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The educational system has been challenging children through competitive societal information-age education by promoting achievement among students, in preparing children for global excellence. This qualitative research case study of elementary school children's lack in cybersecurity knowledge and awareness served helpful with exploration into…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computer Science Education, Internet, Elementary School Curriculum
Waugh, Amanda Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation focuses on the everyday life information practices of teens in the Nerdfighter online fan community known as Nerdfighteria. Nerdfighteria is the community of fans of vloggers John and Hank Green. This study examines aspects of everyday life information seeking (ELIS) by (1) focusing on an understudied demographic, teens between…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Needs, Information Seeking, Adolescents
Goodman, Allyson B. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The year 2014 has been described by scholars as transformative in how consumers interact with technology and media. Pointing to such digital milestones as the explosion of social media and mobile technology and the decline of traditional television ratings, these scholars have described the evolution as a move from a "broadcast era" to a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Mass Media
Liu, Che-Wei – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In the past few decades, digital technologies have profoundly altered virtually every aspect of human life. While the direct impact of digital technologies on individuals' economic welfare or personal behaviors has attracted considerable attention, the interplay of digital technologies with social connections remains underexplored. Indeed,…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Internet, Economic Factors, Social Influences
Durham, Mark H. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study used appreciative inquiry and was designed to explore university awareness of Internet gaming addiction and whether the university was prepared to address Internet gaming addiction as a community. Data collection for this study included interviews of a sample of university professionals, a field journal, and review and analysis of an…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Games, Addictive Behavior, Higher Education
DeSerranno, Allen Ronald – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Internet of Things ("IoT") systems are complex, asynchronous solutions often comprised of various software and hardware components developed in isolation of each other. These components function with different degrees of reliability and performance over an inherently unreliable network, the Internet. Many IoT systems are developed within…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Internet, Computer Networks, Engineering
Donovan, Owen M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Situated in the larger questions of how to support the educational engagement and positive psychosocial development of young people with cancer, the purpose of this exploratory study was to address gaps in the literature and build understanding of how young people use digital and Internet-connected technologies in ways that support their social…
Descriptors: Cancer, Technology Uses in Education, Learner Engagement, Young Adults
Irwin, Jim – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Literature suggested that the mandated filtering required by the Children's Internet Protection Act of 2000 adversely affected the educational system. The literature stated that schools imposed more restrictive filtering than the Act mandated. School systems had the responsibility to ensure that children learn to read, write, and perform…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Research, Internet, Online Searching
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