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Panke, Stefanie; Seufert, Tina – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2013
In the last decade, the concept of Open Educational Resources (OER) has gained an undeniable momentum. However, it is an easy trap to confuse download and registration rates with actual learning and interest in the adoption and reuse of OER. If we focus solely on access, we cannot differentiate between processes of mere information foraging and…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Theories, Student Role, Student Characteristics
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Friesen, Norm; Lowe, Shannon – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Recent years have seen the rise of Internet technologies which facilitate activities that are, above all, social and participatory, allowing children and adults to create and share their own content, and to communicate in a wide range of forums. Correspondingly, there has been great popular and expert interest in the potential of Web 2.0…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Psychology, Phenomenology
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Nam, Kyoung-Ah; Fry, Gerald W. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Since its inception at Harvard in 2004, the social network, Facebook, has grown dramatically and spread across the globe. It will soon have 1 billion users and is now operative in over 75 languages. A large percentage of undergraduates are now active on Facebook. Much of the recent literature on Facebook focuses on business applications and how it…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Social Networks, Internet
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Dharankar, Madhavi – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
Countries like India are engaged in exploring appropriate ways of tackling the urgent problem of educating their large and growing populations in relatively little time and with limited resources. Against this background, achieving universal primary education is a major concern. If this Millennium Development Goal is to be achieved, the…
Descriptors: Open Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Distance Education
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Ashour, Rateb; Alzghool, Haneen; Iyadat, Yousef; Abu-Alruz, Jamal – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2012
The primary purpose of this study is to determine the level of mobile phone applications in university classrooms in Jordan. A sample of 313 undergraduate students participated in the study by completing the researchers' designed questionnaire, which is composed of 13 items. The results of the study indicate that participants perceived a high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications