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Chirume, S.; Thondhlana, S. – African Educational Research Journal, 2019
Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) has come up with the technology platform known as MyVista which can be used to fulfil teaching and learning activities online. However, it appeared that when the MyVista platform became fully operational from 2017, both students and staff members faced a lot of challenges. To investigate these challenges, this study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sokwane, Lentswe; Adekanmbi, Gbolagade – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2019
Due to a perception that the quality of their certificates was in question, students of the Gaborone Technical College (GTC), along with their counterparts in similar institutions, went on a strike in 2016. Based on a subsequent case study of the college, completed in 2018, this article examines the quality question in technical education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Kvaszingerné Prantner, Csilla – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In this paper the design and implementation of a digital on-line surface is presented, which reflects contemporary learning principles, perspectives, devices and trends while enhancing the selection of existing web-based systems and applications in a novel fashion. This instructor's portal, called Tanítlap, is realized via Action Research and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Management, Access to Information
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Pete, Judith; Mulder, Fred; Neto, Jose Dutra Oliveira; Omollo, Kathleen Ludewig – Open Praxis, 2018
This paper is the second in a series of three with a common goal to present a fair OER picture for Sub-Saharan Africa, represented by large-scale studies in three countries: Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. This paper examines a deliberate selection of four Ghanaian universities with randomly sampled students and lecturers. Distinct questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Resources, Shared Resources and Services, College Students
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Ben-David Kolikant, Yifat; ma'ayan, Ze'ev – Computer Science Education, 2018
Higher-education students now have more alternatives for searching for information than previous generations had. The Internet is a vast ocean of information sources, albeit with diverse reliability and quality. In Web 2.0 platforms, any participant can be a content creator. This reality is challenging for both the instructors and the students. We…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Higher Education, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Sack, Carl M.; Roth, Robert E. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Recent shifts in web map technology away from proprietary software and toward development on the Open Web Platform have increased the number and complexity of technical skills needed to do cartography on the Web. Web-based cartography curricula likewise must be adapted to prepare geography, cartography, and GIS students with the skills needed to…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Open Source Technology, Internet, Geography
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Jaster, Robert W. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Each year about half a million students fail to make planned academic progress due to college algebra, hence the need for researchers to find ways of improving the quality of instruction in the course. Recent research suggests that flipping college algebra to allow time for active learning in the classroom may improve student performance. Also,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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AlTameemy, Farooq – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2017
Mobile phones have become so ubiquitous that they turned into an important part of our life. According to Parsons, mobile subscriptions exceed 6 billion subscriptions globally. Similarly, Ipsos and Verizon (as cited in Tan & El-Bendary) found out that adopting mobile phones with smart technologies has increased fast which also coincided with a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
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Gülbahar, Yasemin – International Journal on E-Learning, 2015
The potential represented by the usage of Internet-based communication technologies in parallel with e-instruction is enabling learners to cooperate and collaborate throughout the world. However, an important dimension, namely the socialization of learners through online dialogues via e-mail, discussion forums, chats, blogs, wikis and virtual…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Social Networks, Socialization
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Lewin-Jones, Jenny; Mason, Victoria – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2014
This study investigates academic staff and student attitudes to style and etiquette of emails. Data were collected through two online staff and student surveys. Reported use and acceptability of particular features of email style were assessed. Open-ended responses yielded four themes: the balance between formality and informality, relationships,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Mail, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Chaoui, Mohammed; Laskri, Mohamed Tayeb – Educational Technology & Society, 2013
The Web allows self-navigated education through interaction with large amounts of Web resources. While enjoying the flexibility of Web tools, authors may suffer from research and filtering Web resources, when they face various resources formats and complex structures. An adaptation of extracted Web resources must be assured by authors, to give…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Learning, Information Retrieval, Media Adaptation
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Baker, William M. – Journal of Education for Business, 2013
This research determines which computer skills are important for entry-level accountants, and whether some skills are more important than others. Students participated before and after internships in public accounting. Longitudinal analysis is also provided; responses from 2001 are compared to those from 2008-2009. Responses are also compared to…
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, College Students, Accounting
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Kinlaw, C. Ryan; Dunlap, Linda L.; D'Angelo, Jeffrey A. – Computers & Education, 2012
We investigated connections between faculty use of online resources and student class attendance. Of particular interest was whether online submission of course assignments is detrimental to attendance. Students and faculty at a small, liberal arts college completed surveys about student attendance patterns, student reasons for non-attendance,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Attendance Patterns, Attendance, Liberal Arts
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Kear, Karen; Chetwynd, Frances; Williams, Judith; Donelan, Helen – Computers & Education, 2012
This paper reports on a pilot investigation into web conferencing in a distance learning module. It focuses on the perceptions and experiences of the tutors, all of whom were new to the web conferencing environment, but were experienced in online teaching. A number of web conferencing tutorials were studied through the collection of various…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Learning Modules
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