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Wilkin, Sarah; Davies, Huw; Eynon, Rebecca – Oxford Review of Education, 2017
Despite the ongoing discourse about the constantly connected and digitally savvy youth in the UK, a growing evidence base demonstrates that there are still significant inequalities in young people's ability to access and use the internet. There is a small, but significant, proportion of young people who do not have internet access at home, nor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged Youth, Laptop Computers
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Zhang, Meilan – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Despite the growing scholarly interest in educational computer games, research on popular online educational games is rare. Little is known about which online educational games are popular and to what extent, what kind of users are more interested in these games and how interest in the games is related to academic performance. To fill this gap,…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Uses in Education, Internet, Use Studies
Zielezinski, Molly B.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
How can technologies and digital learning experiences be used to support underserved, under-resourced, and underprepared students? For many years, educators, researchers, and policy makers looking for strategies to close the achievement gap and improve student learning have sought solutions involving new uses of technology, especially for students…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Disproportionate Representation, Disadvantaged Youth, Outcomes of Education
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Margolin, Jonathan; Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; Rosenbaum, James E. – Community College Review, 2013
This study explored whether community college websites are a useful medium for providing knowledge relevant to degree completion. Ten community students used one of three community college websites to answer 10 questions about occupational degree programs. A facilitator asked participants to think aloud while using the website to answer these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Video Technology, Protocol Analysis
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Reynolds, Rebecca; Chiu, Ming Ming – Learning, Media and Technology, 2013
This paper explored informal (after-school) and formal (elective course in-school) learning contexts as contributors to middle-school student attitudinal changes in a guided discovery-based and blended e-learning program in which students designed web games and used social media and information resources for a full school year. Formality of the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, After School Programs, Attitude Change, Discovery Learning
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Sheeber, Lisa B.; Seeley, John R.; Feil, Edward G.; Davis, Betsy; Sorensen, Erik; Kosty, Derek B.; Lewinsohn, Peter M. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2012
Objective: Develop and pilot an Internet-facilitated cognitive-behavioral treatment intervention for depression, tailored to economically disadvantaged mothers of young children. Method: Mothers (N = 70) of children enrolled in Head Start, who reported elevated levels of depressive symptoms, were randomized to either the 8-session,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Questionnaires, Depression (Psychology)
Oreopoulos, Philip; Dunn, Ryan – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
High school students from disadvantaged high schools in Toronto were invited to take two surveys, about three weeks apart. Half of the students taking the first survey were also shown a 3 minute video about the benefits of post secondary education (PSE) and invited to try out a financial-aid calculator. Most students' perceived returns to PSE were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Surveys, Video Technology
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Wang, Yang; O'Dwyer, Laura – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2011
Using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 and 2007 administrations, this study examines international trends in technology use and explores the international patterns in how teacher-directed, student-use of technology is related to eighth grade mathematics achievement. Descriptive patterns in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Program Effectiveness, Scores
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Buzhardt, Jay; Greenwood, Charles R.; Walker, Dale; Anderson, Rawni; Howard, Waylon; Carta, Judith J. – NHSA Dialog, 2011
We investigated Early Head Start home visitors' use of evidence-based practices and the efficacy of a web-based system to support these practices. Home visitors learned to use 3 evidence-based practices: (a) frequent assessment of children's early communication for screening and progress monitoring, (b) 2 home-based language-promoting…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Home Visits
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Powell, Douglas R.; Diamond, Karen E.; Koehler, Matthew J. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2010
Use of a case-based hypermedia resource (HR) was examined in a Web-based early literacy coaching intervention with pre-kindergarten teachers of at-risk children. Web usage logs, written records of coach feedback to teachers on their instruction, and a teacher questionnaire were the primary data sources. Visits to the HR content pages were unevenly…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Disadvantaged Youth, Early Intervention, Hypermedia