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Chambers, Silvana; Nimon, Kim; Anthony-McMann, Paula – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2016
This paper presents best practices for conducting survey research using Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Readers will learn the benefits, limitations, and trade-offs of using MTurk as compared to other recruitment services, including SurveyMonkey and Qualtrics. A synthesis of survey design guidelines along with a sample survey are presented to help…
Descriptors: Surveys, Research, Best Practices, Research Problems
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Kimmerle, Joachim; Moskaliuk, Johannes; Oeberst, Aileen; Cress, Ulrike – Educational Psychologist, 2015
Social media are increasingly being used for educational purposes. The first part of this article briefly reviews literature that reports on educational applications of social media tools. The second part discusses theories that may provide a basis for analyzing the processes that are relevant for individual learning and collective knowledge…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Social Systems, Social Networks, Instructional Design
Renz, Jan; Staubitz, Thomas; Meinel, Christoph – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been one of the major trend topics of the last years within the e-learning community. Many companies, such as Coursera, edX and Udacity, launched MOOCs offering a broad range of topics. In this paper, the authors will take a look at the mobile support of different MOOC providers. Use cases and benefits of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Access to Education
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Clarke, Theresa B.; Clarke, Irvine, III – Marketing Education Review, 2014
Despite an increase in ad spending and demand for employees with expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), methods for teaching this important marketing strategy have received little coverage in the literature. Using Bloom's cognitive goals hierarchy as a framework, this experiential assignment provides a process for educators who may be new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, College Students, Internet
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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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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Butakov, Sergey; Dyagilev, Vadim; Tskhay, Alexander – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2012
Learning management systems (LMS) play a central role in communications in online and distance education. In the digital era, with all the information now accessible at students' fingertips, plagiarism detection services (PDS) have become a must-have part of LMS. Such integration provides a seamless experience for users, allowing PDS to check…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Distance Education, Internet, Plagiarism
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Duncan, Douglas K.; Arthurs, Leilani – Astronomy Education Review, 2012
Student attitudes about learning science and student ideas about the nature of science were compared at the end of two astronomy courses taught in Fall 2007, a course with a traditional astronomy curriculum and a transformed course, whose traditional astronomy curriculum was supplemented by an embedded curriculum that explicitly addressed the…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Astronomy
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Davies, Dan; Collier, Chris; Howe, Alan – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2012
This article reports on the outcomes from the "e-scape Primary Scientific and Technological Understanding Assessment Project" (2009-2010), which aimed to support primary teachers in developing valid portfolio-based tasks to assess pupils' scientific and technological enquiry skills at age 11. This was part of the wider…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Video Technology, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Jaworski, Susan; Sullivan, Roberta – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
Do library catalogs compete with Google or is it the other way around? We know which came first but which will finish in the end? Only trained library professionals were considered qualified to develop reliable catalog records. However, with the increased sophistication of search engines, we are beginning to realize that a collaborative effort may…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, Cataloging, Usability
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Tang, Ying; Head, L. M.; Ramachandran, R. P.; Chatman, L. M. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2011
The rapid evolution of System-on-Chip (SoC) challenges academic curricula to keep pace with multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary system thinking. This paper presents a curricular prototype that cuts across artificial course boundaries and provides a meaningful exploration of diverse facets of SoC design. Specifically, experimental contents of a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Design, Electronics, Systems Approach
Momani, Alaa M. – Online Submission, 2010
Moodle and Blackboard are two of the most famous and widely-known Learning Management Systems (LMS) over the world especially in the universities and other educational organizations. They have lots in common, but also have some key differences which make each one special in its own way. We note these differences below. If you have used any one of…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Integrated Learning Systems, Computer Software, Comparative Analysis
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2010
Few computing devices have sparked the burning gizmo lust ignited by the iPad. Apple's latest entry into the tablet PC market didn't generate much heat when it was first unveiled in January, but by April 3, the day of the official release, feverish customers were mobbing Apple stores. The company claims to have sold 300,000 iPads by midnight on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Pilot Projects, Computer Uses in Education, Computers
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Zaugg, Holt; West, Richard E.; Tateishi, Isaku; Randall, Daniel L. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2010
Mendeley is a free, web-based tool for organizing research citations and annotating their accompanying PDF articles. Adapting Web 2.0 principles for academic scholarship, Mendeley integrates the management of the research articles with features for collaborating with researchers locally and worldwide. In this article the features of Mendeley are…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Cooperation, Word Processing, Internet
Fagan, Jody Condit; Keach, Jennifer A. – Computers in Libraries, 2010
When improving a web presence, today's libraries have a choice: using a free Web 2.0 application, opting for open source, buying a product, or building a web application. This article discusses how to make an informed decision for one's library. The authors stress that deciding whether to use a free Web 2.0 application, to choose open source, to…
Descriptors: Internet, Comparative Analysis, Web Sites, Social Networks
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