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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
Mostow, Jack; Gates, Donna; Ellison, Ross; Goutam, Rahul – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2015
Vocabulary knowledge is crucial to literacy development and academic success. Previous research has shown learning the meaning of a word requires encountering it in diverse informative contexts. In this work, we try to identify "nutritious" contexts for a word--contexts that help students build a rich mental representation of the word's…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Vocabulary Development, Accuracy, Scoring
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
van de Sande, Carla; Boggess, May; Hart-Weber, Catherine – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2013
Homework is a daily activity for at least twelve years of most students' school experience, and every assignment requires the time, energy, and emotional engagement of all those involved. Traditionally, students seeking homework help could refer to their class notes and textbooks, or ask their friends, tutors, and, perhaps, as last resort, their…
Descriptors: Homework, High School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Internet
Menard, Lauren Ann; Slater, Robert O. – Online Submission, 2012
American political and civic engagement was examined by life stage and educational attainment levels in 2008 political data. Engaged proportions of older Americans were larger than young Americans for Memberships, Voting, and Social Trust. A larger proportion of Young Adults (23%) than Older Adults (19%), however, was found for Online…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Older Adults, Voting, Trust (Psychology)
Turturean, Monica; Turturean, Ciprian – Online Submission, 2012
In this article we will try to realize a comparative study in order to find out if the internet has a positive or a negative role for undergraduate's university students. The purpose of this study is to identify the perception of undergraduate university students regarding the effects of the internet for their scientific activities and their…
Descriptors: Internet, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Educational Needs
Ahrens, Andreas; Wen, Melody Ling-Yu; Huang, Ya-Hui; Zascerinska, Jelena; Bassus, Olaf – Online Submission, 2010
The social dimension of Web 2.0 penetrates our society more thoroughly with the availability of broadband services. Aim of the following paper is to analyze the students' view on the relationship between social dimension of Web 2.0 technologies and e-learning within education. The meaning of the key concept of social dimension of Web 2.0 is…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Social Environment