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Weider, Lori – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The city and school system in this research project is identified with a pseudonym as City X. This doctoral project, "Online publishing and authentic audience to improve student writing", is designed as one element of a district wide initiative to improve student writing literacy in the City X Public School district. In City X, as in…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Electronic Publishing, Internet
Allen, Diedre Dale – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to create a valid and reliable survey to measure third through fifth grade students' attitudes toward reading across three mediums: print, e-reader, and Internet. The theoretical framework pulls from self-determination theory and affective models to guide the development of a survey intended for use with intermediate…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Burdett, Kimberli R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how current internet-based resources are affecting the college choice process. An explanatory mixed methods design was used, and the study involved collecting qualitative data after a quantitative phase to explain the quantitative data in greater depth. An additional study was…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Internet, Mass Media Role
Cooper, Lisa Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The initial purpose of this study was to utilize the Higher Education and Students with Physical Disabilities Survey (HESPDS) to develop a better understanding of the perceptions of students with physical disabilities regarding the extent to which private, residential colleges and universities provide access and equal opportunity. The significance…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Physical Disabilities
Kibiloski, F. Terry. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This quantitative study examined the relationship between student perceived leadership styles of online university instructors, and the perceived customer satisfaction and retention of online students. Specifically, the four goals of this study were to determine: (a) students' perception of their online instructor's leadership style, (b) if…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, College Students, College Faculty
Bhrommalee, Panu – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Online learning provides learners with more convenient and flexible ways of learning than does a traditional learning environment. Many Thai universities have implemented online learning for their students despite a lack of knowledge and understanding about students' attitudes toward and behavioral intention to using the system. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
Chelsen, Paul O. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Internet pornography access among male students at Evangelical Christian colleges presents two dilemmas. First, Internet pornography access is institutionally prohibited based on a Biblical view of sexuality. The second dilemma is that individual students who choose to follow the teaching of Jesus Christ in the context of Evangelical Christian…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Social Behavior, Addictive Behavior, Student Attitudes
Kemp, Jeremy William – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This quantitative survey study examines the willingness of online students to adopt an immersive virtual environment as a classroom tool and compares this with their feelings about more traditional learning modes including our ANGEL learning management system and the Elluminate live Web conferencing tool. I surveyed 1,108 graduate students in…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Statistical Analysis
Jabbour, Khayrazad Kari – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Use of internet technologies is widespread in Lebanon. Technology has a revolutionary impact on our lives, behavior, and in particular a strong impact on our students. Part of our students every day routine is to use the computer and the Internet to play, learn, and communicate. Although most students use the computer and the Internet on a daily…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Safety, Computer Security
Boyle, Clifton J., III – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Misuse of technology is a behavioral pattern that continues to emerge in our society. Television and newspapers continue to list and report technology misuse. A recent study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project has indicated approximately one third of teen are victims of online harassment (Lenhart, 2009). Other prominent problems with…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Urban Schools, Citizenship, Video Games
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
Malhiwsky, Dallas R. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The need for proficient speakers of multiple languages has emerged as a result of political and economic forces in the last decade driving the challenge to find effective and efficient way to teach and learn languages. The past decade has brought numerous innovations and advances in the area of technology, which have changed the role from one of…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis, Scores
Meiers, Christopher S. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Item response theory scaling has been well established in achievement testing, but the practice has seen limited use in student development research. The purpose of this study was to explore the reliability and validity of a graded response model scaling of an existing college student satisfaction survey. The existing survey was found to measure…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Community, Scaling, Test Validity
Regalado, Maria Carmen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigates how community college students' current levels of computer technology competence, confidence and attitudes toward technology in learning at a community college are affected by current access to technology and by demographic characteristics as well as by past experiences with computer technology. The research questions…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Ethnicity, Student Attitudes, Troubleshooting
Oluyomi, Alaba – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The implementation of web-based learning as a platform for distance education is problematic in higher learning institutions (HLI) across Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries. Despite the fact that this instructional concept has been implemented and well accepted in many western countries, research has yet to suggest whether or not HLI…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Foreign Countries
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