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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
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Peng, Ying; Yan, Weirong – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Internet-based learning is increasingly applied in medical education, but its effect in the field of public health training is still unclear. This meta-analysis was undertaken to explore the impact of Internet-based learning on students'/professionals' knowledge of public health compared with no intervention and with traditional face-to-face (FTF)…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Based Instruction, Public Health, Health Education
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Murray, Jacqueline; Lachowsky, Nathan J. – Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2017
The Internet, which has made information ubiquitous and seemingly infinite, has transformed education. Universities are challenged to educate students to navigate and evaluate critically the undifferentiated information of the Internet so that students gain the ability to transform it into knowledge. To better understand the effects of taking a…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Internet
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MacMullin, Jennifer A.; Lunsky, Yona; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Although electronic technology currently plays an integral role for most youth, there are growing concerns of its excessive and compulsive use. This study documents patterns and impact of electronics use in individuals with autism spectrum disorder compared to typically developing peers. Participants included 172 parents of typically developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Parents
Alberta Education, 2013
Cloud computing is Internet-based computing in which shared resources, software and information are delivered as a service that computers or mobile devices can access on demand. Cloud computing is already used extensively in education. Free or low-cost cloud-based services are used daily by learners and educators to support learning, social…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services
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Barter, Barbara – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
Placed within the context of rural teaching and learning and the use of new technologies, this paper presents a comparative study of three technological approaches to the presentation of curriculum in schools. Supported by three different research projects in one Canadian province, it highlights three areas of e-learning: the use of video…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Rural Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Nowak, Danuta – Teaching English with Technology, 2013
The present article attempts to show how important and easy it is to use authentic material in the classroom. However, the teacher who copies news reports from the Internet may infringe the copyright law. The article offers a comparative analysis of copyright laws in Common Law countries and the EU countries in relation to fair use. The article…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Copyrights, Internet, Comparative Analysis
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Goldman, Juliette D. G.; McCutchen, Lisa E. – Educational Research, 2012
Background: Teenagers need information about their changing bodies. Many young people do not receive adequate or accurate puberty/sexuality education from their parents or school, so many teenagers are going online to have their sexuality questions answered. Purpose: This research examines teenagers' web questions on sexuality, and an example of…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Evidence, Sex Education, Physical Education
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Lamothe, Alain R. – Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 2012
This paper presents the results from a quantitative and systematic analysis comparing the online usage of an e-reference and an e-monograph collection. A very strong relationship exists between size and usage: the larger the collection, the greater the usage. An equally strong relationship exists between searches and viewings, meaning that the…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Internet, Higher Education, Comparative Analysis
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McGreal, Rory; Chen, Nian-Shing – Educational Technology & Society, 2011
This study is a comparison of AUPress with three other traditional (non-open access) Canadian university presses. The analysis is based on the rankings that are correlated with book sales on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. Statistical methods include the sampling of the sales ranking of randomly selected books from each press. The results of one-way…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, University Presses, Books, Open Universities
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Smyth, Joanne B. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2011
This study uses citation analysis to examine students' dissertations and theses in history, psychology, and education, noting changes in research practices since the introduction of electronic journals and other online sources. Some findings challenge earlier studies, showing that students are making greater use of journal backfiles and that this…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Electronic Journals, Internet, Humanities
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Kwan, Matthew Yiu Wing; Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Kelly P.; Lowe, David; Taman, Sara; Faulkner, Guy E. J. – Journal of American College Health, 2010
Objective: The purpose of this study was to identify the health topics students received information about, how students obtained health-related information, and perceived believability of those sources. Participants and Methods: Students (N = 1202) were surveyed using the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) of the American College Health…
Descriptors: Health Education, Credibility, Higher Education, Health Services
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Aldrich, Alan W. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2010
The convergence of web-enabled smartphones, the applications designed for smartphone interfaces, and cloud computing is rapidly changing how people interact with each other and with their environments. The commercial sector has taken the lead in creating mobile websites that leverage the capacities of smartphones, and the academic community has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Internet, Handheld Devices
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Quan-Haase, Anabel; Young, Alyson L. – Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 2010
Users have adopted a wide range of digital technologies into their communication repertoire. It remains unclear why they adopt multiple forms of communication instead of substituting one medium for another. It also raises the question: What type of need does each of these media fulfill? In the present article, the authors conduct comparative work…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Synchronous Communication, Internet, Web Sites
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Nevo, Dorit; McClean, Ron; Nevo, Saggi – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2010
This paper discusses the relative advantage offered by online Students' Evaluations of Teaching (SET) and describes a study conducted at a Canadian university to identify critical success factors of online evaluations from students' point of view. Factors identified as important by the students include anonymity, ease of use (of both SET survey…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Information Technology, Surveys, Evaluation Methods
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