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Miron, Eli; Ravid, Gilad – Educational Technology & Society, 2015
The move from a walled garden type Learning Management Systems (LMS) to open environments (like Facebook) forces us to adapt new teaching ways. This article offers a brief review of the use of Facebook groups in learning, describes the experience of using Facebook groups in an academic institute, explains the considerations for choosing the type…
Descriptors: Integrated Learning Systems, Social Media, Computer Mediated Communication, Privacy
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Lever-Mazzuto, Katie – Communication Teacher, 2012
Today's students live in a mobile society beset with technologies that allow them to communicate through a wide variety of mediums. Mobile phones, for example, have become the fastest growing technology in history. Students have traditionally been at the forefront of most societal changes and this recent technological influx is certainly no…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Norms, Internet, Behavior Standards
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Komives, Claire; Prince, Michael; Fernandez, Erik; Balcarcel, Robert – Chemical Engineering Education, 2011
A web database of solved problems has been created to enable faculty to incorporate biological applications into core courses. Over 20% of US ChE departments utilized problems from the website, and 19 faculty attended a workshop to facilitate teaching the modules. Assessment of student learning showed some gains related to biological outcomes, as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Student Attitudes, Internet, Curriculum
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Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth; Sassi, Kelly – English Journal, 2011
Today, many students not only access the Internet through desktop and laptop computers at home or at school but also have copious amounts of information at their fingertips via portable devices (e.g., iPods, iPads, netbooks, smartphones). While some teachers welcome the proliferation of portable technologies and easy wireless Internet access, and…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Plagiarism, Classroom Communication
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Pearson, Nancy Guillot – English Journal, 2011
The key to establishing a defense against plagiarism is understanding the reasons that students engage in the process in the first place. Many students enter new grade levels academically unprepared for new challenges. When students encounter gaps between knowledge and the expectations of the classroom, some engage in unethical practices to propel…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, Internet
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Cox, Teodora B.; Singer, Stacy L. – Mathematics Teacher, 2011
Technology impacts students' learning experiences. The increased use of calculators, computer algebra systems, and computer-based and Web-based assessments opens up new opportunities and challenges for teaching and learning mathematics. Students' lives are becoming busier, and they have less time to dedicate to homework outside the classroom.…
Descriptors: Homework, Delivery Systems, Student Attitudes, Calculus
Chitanana, Lockias – Online Submission, 2010
The study used a phenomenological approach guided by principles of the grounded theory approach to assess the impact of the Global Teenager learning circle on the educational life of students at Mucheke High School, in Zimbabwe. Since in grounded theory, theory comes from the data, the study explored, from students' point of view, how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Irwin, Brian; Hramiak, Alison – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2010
Teacher education involves an identity transformation for trainees from being a student to being a teacher. This discourse analysis examined the online discussion board communications of a cohort of trainee teachers to better understand the situated identities of the trainees and how they were presented online. Their discussion board posts were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Student Teachers, Discourse Communities
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Shepherd, Carol; Mullane, Ann Mary – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2010
Harnessing student energy for the positive use of technology in the classroom requires significant change for many educators. Students today exhibit a one-click mentality when using computers in the classroom, and are frustrated when they are not provided with instant gratification. Gone are the reading and higher level thinking skills of the pen…
Descriptors: Toys, Learning Processes, Educational Technology, Thinking Skills
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Oliveira, Julia Martins; Mesquita, Diego Martins; Hermes-Lima, Marcelo – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2010
Health-related popular articles are easily found among media sources. With the increasing popularity of the internet, medical information--full of misconceptions--has become easily available to the lay people. The ability to recognize misconceptions may require good biomedical knowledge. In this sense, we decided to use articles from the internet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Information Sources, Internet