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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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Mastrodicasa, Jeanna; Metellus, Paul – Journal of College and Character, 2013
There are numerous ways, positive and negative, in which social media impact college students. Understanding sheer volume of time and the type of activities for which college students use social networking sites is crucial for higher education administrators. Researchers have begun to empirically examine impacts on students' well-being and have…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Well Being
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Moore, Andrew – Journal of General Education, 2012
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other related social communications technologies have changed the way human beings communicate. They have given individuals the capacity to disseminate information much more quickly and much more broadly than ever before. As the author will argue here, the success of these technologies is premised on their ability…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Mass Media, Internet, Communications
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McEwan, Bree – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2012
This chapter explores the use of social media in the higher education classroom highlighting potential issues for student-faculty boundary management and providing suggestions for praxis. Social media has captured the attention of educators and provides exciting new ways to engage students in course material. However, instructors and students…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Student Relationship, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Courts, Bari; Tucker, Jan – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2012
There are a multitude of diverse technologies available for integration in the college classroom, but considering how to implement these initiatives can be overwhelming to the instructor. The adaptation of this technology is often very simple and involves little more than the Internet and basic word processing skills. A review of the multimedia…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Synchronous Communication, Video Technology
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Dabbagh, Nada; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Internet and Higher Education, 2012
A Personal Learning Environment or PLE is a potentially promising pedagogical approach for both integrating formal and informal learning using social media and supporting student self-regulated learning in higher education contexts. The purpose of this paper is to (a) review research that support this claim, (b) conceptualize the connection…
Descriptors: College Students, Informal Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Research Reports
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Ivala, E.; Gachago, D. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This work investigates the promise of Facebook and blogs for enhancing students' levels of engagement in learning. This issue warrants investigation because there is little published empirical work on the subject. The researchers applied a learning ecology perspective to study the potential of Facebook and blogs in enhancing student levels of…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
Banerjee, Gouri – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2011
As higher education moves increasingly to blended and fully online environments, smaller institutions often ask whether this is a desirable trend. They face many challenges in transforming their largely face- to-face didactic teaching traditions to the technology mediated learning environments. Learning effectiveness and student satisfaction are…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Liberal Arts, Course Evaluation, Electronic Learning
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Jones, Norah; Blackey, Haydn; Fitzgibbon, Karen; Chew, Esyin – Computers & Education, 2010
To understand the student experience on social software, the research aims to explore the disruptive nature and opportunity of social networking for higher education. Taking four universities, the research: (1) identifies the distinction between the students' current usage of social software; (2) reports on the students' experience on…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Life, Student Experience, Educational Technology
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Shea, Peter; Hayes, Suzanne; Vickers, Jason; Gozza-Cohen, Mary; Uzuner, Sedef; Mehta, Ruchi; Valchova, Anna; Rangan, Prahalad – Internet and Higher Education, 2010
This study provides a simultaneous examination of all components of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000; Anderson, Rourke, Garrison & Archer, 2001; and Rourke, Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 1999) and seeks to extend previous work into the nature, development, and relationships between the constructs of…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Inquiry, Models, Network Analysis
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Qayyum, M. Asim; Williamson, Kirsty; Liu, Ying-Hsang; Hider, Philip – Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 2010
This study investigated the news-seeking and browsing behaviours of young adults, partly in the context of everyday life information seeking (ELIS), in order to explore their perceptions of and attitudes towards print and online news media. The study is significant because traditional print newspapers face a steady decline in their readership with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, College Students, Information Seeking
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Lindberg, J. Ola; Olofsson, Anders D.; Stodberg, Ulf – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
This article is about learning to perform in a digital environment with specific focus on online higher education. In the article, an online higher educational setting is analysed from a hermeneutical approach, using the learning sequence model suggested by Selander (2008) as a theoretical frame. The institutional framing, used as an empirical…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Internet
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Robinson, Julie; Kim, Don – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2010
This article compares three self-developed subject guides and one commercial online subject guide (LibGuides) to provide information to other institutions which have a plan or are in the process of developing a plan to implement similar services to support online, distance and traditional education. This is a comparison of the current subject…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Reference Materials, Internet, Conventional Instruction
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Ebner, Martin; Lienhardt, Conrad; Rohs, Matthias; Meyer, Iris – Computers & Education, 2010
Microblogging is one of the latest Web 2.0 technologies. The key elements are online communication using 140 characters and the fact that it involves "following" anyone. There has been a great deal of excitement about this in recent months. This paper reports on a research study that was carried out on the use of a microblogging platform…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Informal Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Foreign Countries
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Hourigan, Triona; Murray, Liam – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
Due to the social changes brought about in no small part by Web 2.0 tools, the potential impact of the blog writing phenomenon upon teaching and learning contexts reveals an important area for consideration for all university educators, and in particular for e-learning practitioners. Today, web users may access a wide variety of media to express…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology