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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Warf, Barney – Journal of Geography, 2019
Digital divides--uneven patterns of access--are a major feature of cyberspace. This article opens by noting that most students are digital natives who grew up with the Internet. Second, it summarizes digital divides, including global patterns, rural--urban differences, ethnic and gender discrepancies, and the role of smartphones. The third section…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Internet, Rural Urban Differences
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2019
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and its state member leaders play a pivotal role in driving high-speed broadband access to all students to best prepare them for college and careers. Complementing the 2016 "State K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access" (see ED569341), this publication…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Internet, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership
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Al Lily, Abdulrahman Essa; Alhazmi, Ahmed Ali – Adult Learning, 2019
Poverty is discussed here from pedagogical and therefore instructional perspectives. It is analyzed in novel ways, seeing charities as environments wherein adult learning occurs. Charities are shown as overlooked "adult learning institutions" that "instruct" the poor by conveying to them (indirectly "through" the type…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Donors, Private Financial Support
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Seward, Tomi Phoenix; Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Jenkins (2009) asserts that it is a "digital imperative" for educators to develop their students' technology awareness and dexterity, but also their own. How can educators teach what they do not know? To make the digital imperative a reality in university and secondary classrooms, teacher preparation faculty can tap into the Internet and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, College Faculty
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Whitacre, Brian – Journal of Extension, 2019
In today's society, individuals and households without reliable Internet connections are increasingly at risk of facing significant disadvantages. This article describes an Extension-led pilot project in Oklahoma centered on addressing this issue through the establishment of a hotspot lending program in four rural libraries. Through the program,…
Descriptors: Program Development, Rural Areas, Public Libraries, Library Services
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Sharpe, Rhona; Wu, Qi; Pavlakou, Metaxia – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This study assesses the use of various technologies, from institutional virtual learning environments to Web 2.0 tools, amongst learners studying at six general Further Education colleges in the UK. The study surveyed 218 students from a range of disciplines and qualifications. Cluster analysis revealed distinct patterns of engagement with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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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
Hedges, Susan H.; Odom, Samuel L.; Hume, Kara; Sam, Ann – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine how secondary students with autism spectrum disorder use technology in supportive ways. In this self-report survey study, 472 adolescents with autism spectrum disorder enrolled in high school described the forms of technology they use and purposes for which they use it. Students reported the benefits as…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Brown, Cheryl; Haupt, Genevieve – Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 2018
This paper examines how, in a resource-constrained context, access to personal mobile devices for first-year university students increases flexibility of learning and creates an environment of greater inclusivity at university. In 2016, at the start of their first year, 201 students in an extended degree programme in the Humanities at the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Hansson, Henrik; Sultana, Sabiha; Sarwar, Afzal Hossain; Ahmed, Faruque; Uddin, Ramiz; Saha, Pushpita; Islam, G. M. Rakibul; Islam, Mohammad Rafiqul – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
The Teachers' Portal (teachers.gov.bd) is an online platform for Bangladeshi teachers designed to store and retrieve digital educational contents of different subjects useful for classroom teaching and students' learning. The portal also facilitates professional networking among teachers across the country. This study aims to find out the benefits…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Storage, Information Management, Electronic Publishing
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Nguyen, Quynh Thi; Naguib, Raouf N. G.; Das, Ashish K.; Papathomas, Michail; Vallar, Edgar A.; Wickramasinghe, Nilmini; Santos, Gil Nonato; Galvez, Maria Cecilia; Nguyen, Viet Anh – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore the disparities in social awareness and use of the internet between urban and rural school children in the North of Vietnam. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 525 pupils, aged 9-11 years old, randomly selected from seven urban and rural schools, who are internet users, participated in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Echazarra, Alfonso – OECD Publishing, 2018
In the growing world of digital technology everything is about speed: computer processors have doubled their performance every two years for decades; the future 5G mobile phone generation is predicted to be about 100 times faster than the current 4G and 20 000 times faster than the "ancient" 3G; and, according to the International…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Use, Use Studies, Adolescents
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Mwakisole, Kennedy F.; Kissaka, Mussa M.; Mtebe, Joel S. – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
This article assessed the feasibility of implementing eLearning systems in a cloud-based infrastructure for secondary schools in Tanzania. The study adopted questionnaire and document reviews as data collection tools. A total of 820 students successfully returned the questionnaire from seven secondary schools in Tanzania. The study found that 11%…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software
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