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Kane, Steven T.; Roy, Soma; Medina, Steffanie – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2013
This article describes research supporting the use of the Learning Difficulties Assessment (LDA), a normed and no-cost, web-based survey that assesses difficulties with reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, listening, concentration, memory, organizational skills, sense of control, and anxiety in college students. Previous research has supported…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Identification, College Students, At Risk Students
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Taffs, Kathryn H.; Holt, Julienne I. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2013
The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education to support student learning is expanding. However, student usage has been low and the value of e-learning resources has been under investigation. We reflect on best practices for pedagogical design of e-learning resources to support academic writing in environmental…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Environmental Education, Academic Discourse, Information Technology
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Pumper, Megan A.; Yaeger, Jeffery P.; Moreno, Megan A. – College Student Journal, 2013
Social networking sites are globally popular. In the United States, these types of sites are perceived positively by users and used at high rates, which has likely yielded personal health behavior displays such as substance abuse and depression. Due to possible cultural influence present on these sites, it remains unknown if SNS could be utilized…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Countries, College Students, Cross Cultural Studies
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Smith, Elizabeth S.; Bressler, Alison – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Rancorous dialogue among political opponents is nothing new in the American political system. However, in the past two decades or so, pundits and scholars have noted an increase in the overall intensity and frequency of incivility among elected officials and citizens. At the collegiate level, many universities have undertaken some form of civility…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Asynchronous Communication, Case Studies, Internet
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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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Houle, Philip A.; Reed, Diana; Vaughan, Amy Grace; Clayton, Suzanne R. – Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2013
This study examined the reasons why students choose to take laptop computers into college classes. The model involved the individual student choice involving opportunity, ability and motivation. The resulting model demonstrated how some (primary) factors, such as effective learning, directly impact the laptop usage choice, and other factors…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Student Motivation, Internet, Access to Information
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Beltran-Cruz, Maribel; Cruz, Shannen Belle B. – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2013
This study explored the use of social media as a tool in enhancing student's learning experiences, by using online instruction as a supplement to a face-to-face general education course, such as biological sciences. Survey data were collected from 186 students who were enrolled in a Biological Sciences course. The course was taught in a blended…
Descriptors: Social Media, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Internet
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Beaton, Susan J.; Forster, Peter M. – Psychology Teaching Review, 2013
A large proportion of students in higher education report feeling bored during lectures, for example, Mann and Robinson (2009) put this figure at 60 per cent. This short article reviews our experiences of using a simple, free Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, Skype, to enhance the interest and engagement of students by holding a…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, College Students, Synchronous Communication, Student Interests
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Olise, Festus; Makka, Emotongha Job – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2013
This study investigates the uses and gratification of the Internet among students in the Department of Mass Communication, Delta State University (DELSU) Abraka. The study became necessary following the influx of and increase in the use of the Internet in education, which portends functional as well as dysfunctional roles on students if not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Use
Bakioglu, Aysen; Can, Ertug – Online Submission, 2013
Purpose of the research is to find out students' evaluation of distance education they have in terms of internet services related to high failure rate and to develop suggestions by putting forth their expectations for consideration. General survey method was used in this research aiming to determine the distance education method evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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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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Bernhardt, P. C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2012
The author examined Wikipedia's use as an instructional tool in two studies. The widespread use of Wikipedia indicates that students need to learn more about its workings and validity. Wikipedia articles relevant to psychology were edited by students in one class and critiqued in another class. Analysis of the subsequent editing of students'…
Descriptors: Validity, Assignments, Student Attitudes, Accuracy
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Austin, Erica Weintraub; Pinkleton, Bruce E.; Austin, Bruce W.; Van de Vord, Rebecca – Journal of American College Health, 2012
Objective: To compare the extent to which information efficacy (confidence for acquiring useful information) and media literacy skills predict knowledge and self-efficacy for preventing or treating the health threat of influenza. Participants: A random-sample survey of 1,379 residential students enrolled at a northwestern public university was…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Self Efficacy, Media Literacy, Internet
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McManus, Lisa; Subramaniam, Nava; James, Wendy – Journal of Education for Business, 2012
The authors examined whether accounting students' propensity to whistle-blow differed between those instructed through a web-based teaching module and those exposed to a traditional in-class textbook-focused approach. A total of 156 students from a second-year financial accounting course participated in the study. Ninety students utilized the…
Descriptors: Accounting, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Ethics
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Pellet, Stephanie H. – CALICO Journal, 2012
Most pedagogical applications of wikis in foreign language education draw on this collaborative tool to improve (formal) writing skills or to develop target language cultural sensitivity, missing largely on the opportunity to support student-developed L2 content knowledge. Seeking an alternative to traditional teacher-centered approaches, this…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Computer Mediated Communication, Sociolinguistics, Course Content
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