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Solis, Eduardo – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This qualitative study explored the perceptions that instructors and students have of online learning in a Texas-Mexico border community college. Use of the interpretive approach and dialogical exchange through semi-structured interviews conducted with both instructors and students from a rural, border community college revealed multiple and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Henson, Amy R. – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
The purpose of this research was to determine the extent that computer-related factors affect the success of nontraditional college students. Since nontraditional students typically have fewer skills than traditionally-aged students, they may be less efficacious regarding their ability to use technology. Unfortunately, such reduced confidence may…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, College Students, Information Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Rivituso, Jack – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2014
This interpretive phenomenological analysis explored the lived experiences and the psychological impact of victimization from cyberbullying among college students. Two theories, Bandura's Theory of Triadic Reciprocal Determinism and the General Strain Theory, guided the primary research questions used for this exploration. Each of these…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Victims, Phenomenology
Lesser, Donna – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Academic dishonesty is a well-documented problem in higher education. While numerous actions and/or behaviors are attributed to threatening academic integrity, the vernacular term used by both students and faculty is "cheating". Although there has been a substantial amount of research on academic integrity and dishonesty in general,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Cheating, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Aktürk, Ahmet Oguz – Education, 2014
This study investigated the relationships between the self-efficacy beliefs of students at community colleges regarding the educational use of the Internet and their epistemological beliefs. Moreover, it is also examined whether the self-efficacy beliefs of the students regarding the educational use of the Internet and their epistemological…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Two Year College Students, Self Efficacy, Educational Technology
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Simonson, Michael, Ed. – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2013
For the thirty-sixth year, the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is sponsoring the publication of these Proceedings. Papers published in this volume were presented at the annual AECT Convention in Anaheim, California. The Proceedings of AECT's Convention are published in two…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Discussion Groups, Content Analysis, Games
Morris, Olivia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research investigated faculty choice of web-based technologies for interaction in online economics courses and students' perception of those technologies. The literature review of online interaction has established the importance of learner-learner, learner-instructor and learner-content interaction in distance learning. However, some…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Online Courses, College Faculty, Selection
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Laanan, Frankie Santos; Starobin, Soko S.; Eggleston, Latrice E. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2011
Community colleges play a critical role in the pathway to a baccalaureate degree for millions of students, especially among women and ethnic minorities. This study investigates the complexity of the transfer experience among students who began their postsecondary education at a 2-year college and transferred to a large 4-year university.…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, School Holding Power
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Berg, C. J.; An, L. C.; Thomas, J. L.; Lust, K. A.; Sanem, J. R.; Swan, D. W.; Ahluwalia, J. S. – Health Education Research, 2011
Given the previously documented higher rates of smoking among 2-year college students in comparison with 4-year university students, this study compares smoking patterns, attitudes and motives among 2-year and 4-year college students. Two thousand two hundred and sixty-five undergraduate students aged 18-25 years at a 2-year college and a 4-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Ethnicity, Smoking, Negative Attitudes
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Behrend, Tara S.; Wiebe, Eric N.; London, Jennifer E.; Johnson, Emily C. – Behaviour & Information Technology, 2011
Cloud computing is gaining popularity in higher education settings, but the costs and benefits of this tool have gone largely unexplored. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that lead to technology adoption in a higher education setting. Specifically, we examined a range of predictors and outcomes relating to the acceptance of a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Usability, Rural Areas, Educational Technology
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Ovadia, Steven – Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 2011
Given the challenging economic climate in the United States, many academics are looking to open-access electronic textbooks as a way to provide students with traditional textbook content at a more financially advantageous price. Open access refers to "the free and widely available information throughout the World Wide Web. Once an article's…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Access to Information
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Reynolds, Rebecca; Caperton, Idit Harel – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
This implementation study explores middle school, high school and community college student experiences in Globaloria, an educational pilot program of game design offered in schools within the U.S. state of West Virginia, supported by a non-profit organization based in New York City called the World Wide Workshop Foundation. This study reports on…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Learner Engagement
Stanley, Theresa C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The intent of this research was to discover what, if any, disconnect exists between community college students' library perceptions and technology use. The researcher studied how students at a very-large southwestern community college are using the physical and virtual college library, and their overall technology and library technology use. The…
Descriptors: Research Needs, Community Colleges, Likert Scales, College Libraries
Meechai, Ann K. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of the present study was to examine and empirically test the language learning motivation model used to propose a new theoretical construct, the "L2 Motivational Self System," as conceived by Dornyei et al. (2006), in a different second language (L2) learning context. In addition, the study identified the interrelationships of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Chu, Regina Ju-chun – Computers & Education, 2010
Gender and age differences in the effects of e-learning, including students' satisfaction and Internet self-efficacy, have been supported in prior research. What is less understood is how these differences are shaped, especially for higher aged adults. This article examines the utility of family support (tangible and emotional) and Internet…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Adults
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