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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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Bebell, Damian; Clarkson, Apryl; Burraston, James – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2014
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Under budget constraints and shared access to equipment for students and teachers, the impacts have been irregular but hint at greater possibilities in 1:1 student computing settings.…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Educational Technology, Suburban Schools, Mixed Methods Research
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Wan, Chunyang; Jiang, Yanqing – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
Internet based education media are developing at an amazing rate and being seen as an upstart that will likely take the place of traditional education means worldwide in the future. This paper presents the results of a comparative analysis on user preferences for four major categories of internet-based media used in China. In this paper, we first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Internet, Web Based Instruction
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Srichanyachon, Napaporn – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2014
The purpose of this study is to present the views, attitudes, and perspectives of undergraduate students using Learning Management System (LMS) along with traditional face-to-face learning. It attempts to understand the factors that influence the adoption of LMS based on users' own experience. The samples were 198 undergraduate students enrolled…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Internet, Ownership
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de Haan, Mariette; Leander, Kevin; Ünlüsoy, Asli; Prinsen, Fleur – Learning, Media and Technology, 2014
New infrastructures that dramatically change our possibilities for knowledge production and learning have also brought forward ideals on "new" connectivity. Two important ideals of connectivity are that of the individual who tailors his or her knowledge among expansively dispersed resources, and the ideal of access to multiple, diverse…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Network Analysis, Qualitative Research, Discourse Analysis
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Agasisti, Tommaso – European Journal of Education, 2014
Recent policy suggestions from the European Community underlined the importance of "efficiency" and "equity" in the provision of education while, at the same time, the European countries are required to provide their educational services by minimizing the amount of public money devoted to them. In this article, an empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Comparative Analysis, Expenditure per Student
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Wang, Hung-Yuan; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Educational Technology & Society, 2014
The purpose of this study is two-fold: to explore the differences in online medical information searching behaviors, including evaluative standards and search strategies, of the general public (general group) and those of hospital patients and their relatives (hospital group); and to compare the predictive relationship between the evaluative…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Patients, Differences, Search Strategies
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Admiraal, Wilfried; Huizenga, Jantina; Heemskerk, Irma; Kuiper, Els; Volman, Monique; ten Dam, Geert – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
Boys show a stronger preference for digital entertainment games than girls. For this reason, it may be that game-based learning is more acceptable to boys than to girls. Yet game-based learning might improve the performance of both boys and girls, depending upon the instructional design. In a quasi-experimental study with a secret-trail game,…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Quasiexperimental Design
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Peters, Pam; Smith, Adam; Middledorp, Jenny; Karpin, Anne; Sin, Samantha; Kilgore, Alan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
This paper describes a terminological approach to the teaching and learning of fundamental concepts in foundation tertiary units in Statistics and Accounting, using an online dictionary-style resource (TermFinder) with customised "termbanks" for each discipline. Designed for independent learning, the termbanks support inquiring students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Accounting, Statistics
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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
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Mueller, Christoph Emanuel; Gaus, Hansjoerg; Rech, Joerg – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
This article proposes an innovative approach to estimating the counterfactual without the necessity of generating information from either a control group or a before-measure. Building on the idea that program participants are capable of estimating the hypothetical state they would be in had they not participated, the basics of the Roy-Rubin model…
Descriptors: Research Design, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, Models
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Greaney, Mary L.; Puleo, Elaine; Bennett, Gary G.; Haines, Jess; Viswanath, K.; Gillman, Matthew W.; Sprunck-Harrild, Kim; Coeling, Molly; Rusinak, Donna; Emmons, Karen M. – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
Background: Many U.S. adults have multiple behavioral risk factors, and effective, scalable interventions are needed to promote population-level health. In the health care setting, interventions are often provided in print, although accessible to nearly everyone, are brief (e.g., pamphlets), are not interactive, and can require some logistics…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Risk, Health Behavior
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Pursel, Barton K.; Xie, Hui – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2014
As social and collaborative technologies emerge, educators and scholars continue to explore and experiment with how these tools might impact pedagogy. For over a decade, educators experimented with the use of blogs in academic settings, a tool that allows for students and instructors to enter into a rich dialogue. With most technology tools, users…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Statistical Analysis, Comparative Analysis
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Peyghambarian, Farideh; Ashraf, Hamid; Fatemi, Mohammad Ali – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2014
GoEnglish.Me can provide EFL learners with authentic materials in a variety of topics. In addition to authentic materials, the site can offer an opportunity of learning real Spoken English by American Native Speakers. To achieve the purpose of this study, you can probe the effect of GoEnglish.Me on lower-intermediate EFL learners' speaking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology
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Jiang, Jiahong; Yu, Yibing – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2014
English writing, an indispensable skill in English learning, plays an important role in improving learners' language proficiency. With the wide spread and use of wired or wireless internet, EFL students can easily help and be helped with English writing. Therefore, the application of internet-based peer feedback training on writing to foreign or…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Internet, Peer Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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