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Zenotz, Victoria – Language Awareness, 2012
In a world in which online reading is becoming increasingly common and, as a consequence, online literacy more and more necessary, this paper focuses on possibility of training L2 (second language) readers to bridge the gap between paper reading and online reading. Many researchers believe metacognitive awareness to be the most important ability…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Reading Processes
Almassaad, Ahmad; Alotaibi, Khaled – Online Submission, 2012
The research aims to identify the attitudes and opinions of tutees and tutors at King Saud University towards using cross-age online tutoring. An electronic survey and interviews were used to collect the data required for this study. A descriptive analysis was used as a research methodology. Thirty participants in this research were asked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Tutoring, Online Surveys
Al Otaibi, Khaled Nahes – Online Submission, 2012
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the attitude towards the use of the Internet and its cognitive, emotional and behavioral components. To achieve the objective of the study, the researcher used the scale of the attitude towards the Internet of a random sample of students (n = 216) at Teachers College at…
Descriptors: Internet, Schools of Education, Educational Technology, Computer Attitudes
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Salajan, Florin D.; Chiper, Sorina – European Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article reports on the experiences and perspectives of Romanian students participating in the ERASMUS Programme, regarding the benefits and value of academic mobility. It situates their accounts in the framework of internationalization and Europeanization processes occurring in Romanian higher education. The study draws on primary data…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy
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Liu, Xiaohong; Wang, Lisi; Yang, Qiong – Higher Education Studies, 2012
Informatization, as a trend in the world's development nowadays, has become an important force to promote economic and social reforms. Since 1990s, information technology reforms have advanced dramatically. Along with the constant development of the information industry as well as the popularization of information network, informatization has been…
Descriptors: College Students, Performance Factors, Questionnaires, Social Media
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Hamat, Afendi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Hassan, Haslinda Abu – International Education Studies, 2012
Social networking sites (SNSs) have increasingly become an important tool for young adults to interact and socialize with their peers. As most of these young adults are also learners, educators have been looking for ways to understand the phenomena in order to harness its potential for use in education. This is especially relevant in Malaysia…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Mass Media Use, College Students, National Surveys
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Mapolisa, Tichaona – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2012
The study examined the ODL learners' perceptions of the quality of provision of research support services to the ODL learners by tutors. It focused on the Zimbabwe Open University's (ZOU) Bachelor of Education (Educational Management) research students' experiences. It was a qualitative multiple case study of four of the 10 Regional Centres of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Internet
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Lawler, James P.; Molluzzo, John C.; Doshi, Vijal – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
Social networking on the Internet continues to be a frequent avenue of communication, especially among Net Generation consumers, giving benefits both personal and professional. The benefits may be eventually hindered by issues in information gathering and sharing on social networking sites. This study evaluates the perceptions of students taking a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Privacy, Information Security, Student Attitudes
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Alshare, Khaled A.; Freeze, Ronald D.; Lane, Peggy L.; Wen, H. Joseph – Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 2011
Success in an online learning environment is tied to both human and system factors. This study illuminates the unique contributions of human factors (comfort with online learning, self-management of learning, and perceived Web self-efficacy) to online learning system success, which is measured in terms of usage and satisfaction. The research model…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Satisfaction, Computer Use
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Whiteman, Shawn D.; Barry, Adam E. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2011
The present study examined the nature and correlates of 252 student service members'/military veteran and civilian college students' drinking motivations. Data was collected via electronic survey. Results revealed no differences between military affiliated and civilian students in mean levels of alcohol motivations; however, the links between…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Comparative Analysis
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Svanum, Soren; Aigner, Carrie – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Background: The positive relation between course grades and student ratings of course satisfaction is well established but controversy continues concerning the magnitude, interpretation, and implications of this association. Aims: This study examined the within course relations of a set of variables often implicated as potential contributors to…
Descriptors: College Students, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Salk, Rachel H.; Engeln-Maddox, Renee – Psychology of Women Quarterly, 2011
Fat talk (women speaking negatively about the size and shape of their bodies) is a phenomenon that both reflects and creates body dissatisfaction. Our study investigated the content, frequency, and impact of fat talk among college women. Participants (168 female students at a Midwestern U.S. university) completed online surveys containing fat…
Descriptors: College Students, Body Composition, Females, Self Concept
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Pearson, Elissa; Dorrian, Jillian; Litchfield, Carla – Environmental Education Research, 2011
Many animals are currently facing extinction. Conservation education which highlights the impacts of our behaviour on other species survival is crucial. This study provides evidence for the use of visual media to increase knowledge, attitudes and conservation behaviours regarding the highly endangered orangutan. University students (n = 126) were…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Conservation Education, Visual Aids, Animals
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Davis, Katie – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: Digital media seem to pervade all aspects of American youth's lives, from communicating with friends and family to learning about the world around them. Many educators and scholars celebrate the new opportunities for learning that Web 2.0 tools present, and empirical evidence suggests that computer-mediated communication…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Quality of Life, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Barwell, Graham; Moore, Chris; Walker, Ruth – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
The model of learning best suited to the future may be one which sees learning as the process of managing the different kinds of participation an individual might have in complex social systems. Learning capability and engagement is thus dependent on the relationship between an individual identity and social systems. We report on the incorporation…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Pilot Projects, Computer Assisted Instruction, Student Evaluation
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